06 October 2017

LOVE IN DARK TIMES


In this time of egregious acts toward humanity
by those who would call themselves righteous men,
but are actually, deceivers, deviants and demons,
we must remind each other what it means to love.


"One who loves himself
cannot harm another"
Buddha








"You must love in such a way
that the person you love feels free."

Thich Nhat Hahn






"Home is not where you live,
but where they understand you."

Christian Morganstern






"Don't be concerned about being
disloyal to your pain by being joyous."

Hazrat Inayat Khan










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20 December 2016

NEW WEBSITE AND BLOG






Hello Friends,
I have finally, with the help of my dear friend Brian, put together a website and a store.  In addition to  a variety of things available to purchase, this new website features a blog, which I will be using instead of this one.  However, this one will stay up, just as http://joyousexpansion.blogspot.com (my very first blog) is still up.

Additionally, as the work continues to expand, I will be producing an even broader variety of items, like, say, bedding, tapestries, rugs, etc... If you would like to know when exciting things are happening, then take a moment and leave me your email address.  The link below will take you directly to the CONTACT page.




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18 October 2016

EXPANSION; VOLUNTARILY OR INVOLUNTARILY, EITHER WAY YOU'RE GOING






To not understand the nature of things,
to not understand the nature
of one's self, is to 
wander aimlessly in the illusion.

If a Human Being doesn't embrace 
his own power or 
understand from where it comes,
he will define himself with 
external things and with every
new thing his attachment deepens.

Once his identity is solidly enmeshed
with the material world,
his fear begins leading him, 

causing patterns of negative expectations.







The idea of change becomes abhorrent
and he becomes suspicious, 
as he knows his identity is threatened 
by anything temporary or expansive.

He will see people, situations, circumstances which are
a vibrational match for what is emanating from him, his Vibrational Tone
and matching his fear, 
he will draw them right into his path.








Although, I am not a religious man, 
I do believe having awareness 
of my spirituality has been essential in understanding 
life, responding in a productive way and loving myself.

I believe there is no ultimate, big, dramatic goal or prize for suffering enough or sponsoring enough, for living badly or living well, yet perhaps, a simple satisfaction for having lived fully.

Just as there are no neutral thoughts, all thoughts are creative, there is no standing still, nor is there regression.  One cannot be less than he was before  We are drawn forward by the expansive nature of our being, by the involuntary part of us which, much like our bodies internal organs operating outside of our conscious awareness, do so without our permission or guidance.


This aspect of our being draws us into situations and circumstances to ignite, uplift, inflame or inspire us into embracing the expansion into which it has already gone.  It forces a response from us.


However, with an understanding of the way it works, we could work to align the two aspects of our being, bypassing much of the struggle, creating more pleasing and enjoyable contrasting moments and simply living in awareness so our choices would be founded in Self-Respect, out of which blossoms Self-Love.































































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