Monthly Archives: June 2013

Perils Of The Living: A Truth Seeker’s Manifesto

postpic1

For those of us who continuously look to knock down the barriers of the ego and strive to always put forth our true self, life is a perilous journey. I say embrace it; embrace the light, the dark and the grey in between. Embrace every moment as it comes.

“Chaos is what we’ve lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control.” ~ Terence McKenna

I’ve come to know within myself, that the best remedy for the struggles in life is to trust, to smile at the fleeting nature of it all as we try to find peace walking the beautifully precarious path of self-discovery. In every moment, when things are easy, and in every moment when things are hard as all hell, inhabiting that moment and trusting that the next will be exactly how it needs to be.

postpic2

Trust in the Process.

“The next message you need is always right where you are.” ~ Ram Dass

For the times we feel lost, when we have come out of touch with our sense of direction, it’s time to stand still. Breath in our now and remember that sometimes the way forward is simply trusting the questions, trusting that all will fall into place.

“Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

postpic3

And really, all who wander are not lost. So wander curiously with an open mind and heart, wander with your questions and never forget that in the end, we’re all part of the whole. From the very beginning we were connected, we were never alone. The stumbling and messiness is all part of the process. As perilous as life can be, it’s all that we have and it’s all bringing us back home.

“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” ~ Paulo Coelho

Originally published on Rebelle Society.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Out There in the World, Rebelle Society

Fierce Medicine

fierce medicine

I’m very excited to announce that my next Where Is My Guru Book Guru review will be on Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine! Now I know this book isn’t new, published back in 2011, however for some reason totally beyond my comprehension I have yet to delve into this gem. Better late than never I figure? I’ve heard and read so many different reactions to this book so I’m excited to share my own take and reading experience with you.

All I’m going to say for now is that, as I’ve been reading Fierce Medicine, all I can think of is WHOA. This book is intense. The “shake your world, makes you look at yourself a little differently” kind of intense. To find out more tune into the WIMG radio show on Friday, July 12th at 11am EST for my live on-air review!

Ana Forrest on creating a practice: “Make change a practiced skill. Whatever it is you yearn to do or be, you must practice it, study it, or teach it – at least one of the three – every day.”

Day 162 of my photo-a-day 365 Project. Sitting with Ana Forrest's Fierce Medicine.

Day 162 of my photo-a-day 365 Project. Sitting with Ana Forrest’s Fierce Medicine.

Leave a comment

Filed under WIMG Book Guru

Celebrating The Sun

2bcfb5f088579cc410285f8442bbc561

For those celebrating the sun today, wishing you a Happy Solstice!!!

With this day being the longest one of the year, it’s the time to celebrate abundance and the fullness of life. To put forward into action what you want to manifest and create.

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Summer Solstice Meditation {Photo Jenn Grosso}

Summer Solstice Meditation {Photo Jenn Grosso}

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Found Wisdom

Writing Down The Bones

Writing down the bones - Jenn Grosso, 365 Project Day 154

Writing down the bones – Jenn Grosso, 365 Project Day 154

For those days that seem darker than dark, remember this too shall pass.
Always, there are new beginnings at every turn.

“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” ~ Carl Jung

Death’s Song {A Poem}
By Jenn Grosso

In the bleak and the despair
Hold on tightly to yourself
Be comforted by Death’s Song.

These cycles they come and go
Every day in every minute
Another moment’s death.

Breathe and take it all in
The just beginnings
And all their many endings.

Nothing stays forever
Change is the only constant
Hold on tightly to yourself.

Cradle your darkness in your arms
Embrace the hidden opportunities
As the shadows reveal the light.

With every little death
New found joy in the beginning
Another moment is born.

fb9f959d1f7b82d155c49a06c6467c25

Leave a comment

Filed under Poetic Insights, Spilling Open