Hello world… I am in excellent spirits as I embrace a new day and embrace a new moment.
In the past humanity would gather as a community in churches coming together sharing a common interest for the good and betterment of the community and the quality of life for the members of the community as well as the community itself. In this day religious institutions are not the gathering places of many large communities in the way they were in the past. The large populations and the diverse cultures and peoples residing in the modern communities have become somewhat divided as far as religious beliefs. I feel that as human beings we all have a common interest in the well being of our communities and the well being of the members of our communities no matter what their cultural or religious beliefs.
One of the ways we can come together as human beings is to come together and participate in events large or small like the Consciousness Expos held in some cities that bring positive energy and a diverse group of peoples that choose to help others with love and positive energy as well as solutions to overcome our differences and be aware consciously that we are all connected. . One of the gifts I have had as of late was to spend some time with some amazing people that share some of their amazing gifts with our world. A community of individuals that chooses to share their gifts and consciously change their lives, heal and to help others heal and become consciously aware.
I was recently given the privilege of attending a reunion hosted by Christiane Turner of Quantum NLP for the participants of the 2014 Consciousness Expo. The Consciousness Expo 2014 was a special one as it was a milestone… The tenth year anniversary of an event that has grown exponentially since its inception a dream that has become a reality for Christiane and the community of organizations and individuals that choose to make a difference in our world sharing their gifts in such a positive way.
A small glimpse of some of the attendees of the 2014 Consciousness Expo Reunion! Christaine is the one holding the baby in the middle of the picture..
The reunion was attended by a large and diverse group of the spiritual and healing community and I for one felt it was a great honor to be in attendance. The opening ceremony was a unique and fun way of introducing the individuals in attendance to each other and as a group with some dancing and movement to get the already high energy even higher. After the opening there was a raffle where some awesome prizes were given out to many of those in attendance. The gifts were donated by members and organizations in the community there were many gifts of many kinds, some of the highlights… Massages, healing sessions, Law of attraction CD’s, various crystals, and one grand prize a beautiful hand carved jade and teak Bansai tree.
Diane Fawn.. winner of the Bansai tree!
There were a couple of highlights that I would like to share, first is that an award was given to an awesome member of the community and one that has been a part of the Consciousness Expo since it began ten years ago. Bill Jun of Lotus was given the “Community Service Award” for his long standing and excellent participation and contributions to the ever expanding community of consciously aware individuals. Congratulations Bill and thank you! The other and perhaps more significant highlight was one that affects all of the community as well being another dream fulfilled for the founder of the Consciousness Expo… The 2015 Consciousness Expo is moving to a larger venue, since the Expo began it has grown and as it has grown it has moved four times as a larger space has been needed. The 2015 Consciousness Expo will be held at the Sandy Expo Center in Sandy Utah. Thank you Christiane for following your dreams and making this such a wonderful event for the community and the exposure it brings expanding the awareness in our area that there are so many diverse and gifted spiritual beings, healers, and organizations to serve their many needs. Congratulations as well for securing the venue and organizing these events we all benefit from your dreams and positive energy!
Bill Jun of Lotus, winner of the Community Service Award
I am aware that many reading my posts are from many parts of the U.S. and many parts of the world. I hope your communities have events and organizations or even a highly motivated individual like Christiane to organize and create events like the Consciousness Expos held here in Salt Lake City. I have seen other cities in the U.S. advertising them in California, Illinois, and New York for example. The more of these kinds of events we have as a collective humanity, the more aware we become, the more healing energy we share the more we change the world in a positive way.
The truth is we are all connected and everyone of us make a difference individually yet as a community we have so much more ability to affect change on a larger scale. We all have something to share with each other, perhaps it is a technique to let go of the past, a technique to follow our dreams, just a simple smile that brightens another’s day, we all contribute to our communities everyday whether we realize it or not. Becoming involved in a conscious way and being aware of what we contribute individually will make a difference no matter what part of the world you live in.
Thank you all for allowing me to share some thoughts and spending some time here I hope you found something of interest or inspiration while you were here. I also hope you smiled even if it was just a small one Thank you all for being you and sharing your love and smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with. I for one appreciate you being the positive change our world so needs!
There is hail but the sun shines,
There is thunder but peace reigns,
Clouds bank up but the horizon’s clear,
Danger looms but I do not fear ……..
There is happiness within.
Green follows the ravage of fire,
Flood brings food in its mire,
While dark clouds and wind bring rain
To quench the thirst and grow the grain ……
We’ve but to look within.
Sometimes it takes a while to catch up on the comments shared on my posts. I at time feel like I wait too long yet in a way it is a very beautiful thing when I wait for a day when it is quiet so I can truly enjoy and appreciate all the wonderful sentiment and kindness shared. It is uplifting and inspirational as well as sometimes brings great change to my perspective to see such wonderful people and have the gift of interacting with them.
The poem shared above was shared in a comment on a recent post I had made a poem about being naked so to speak. Ian Gardner is an amazing human being that I truly admire on many levels he is an inspiration to many. I appreciate his wisdom and his passion to explore and express his thoughts on thing of a Metaphysical Nature as well as his personal journey! The poem was for me a touching comment and compliment I was moved to share! An inspiration to say thank you all so much for all you do and share with me and our world in a way! I hope you enjoy Ian’s poem as much as I did…
I wanted to say thank you so much to all of those here on WordPress that write and share their thoughts here and especially the gift you share when you take the time to comment and share in such a positive way you acts of kindness do make a difference. Have you ever had a comment that just brought a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, or made a bright day even brighter? All of the comments and compliments shared with me truly are rays of golden sun! Thank you all for shining so bright!!!!
Thank you all for being you and allowing me to share a thought or two and perhaps a smile or two as well! I appreciate your presence and I as well as the rest of the world appreciate that you share your love, kindness and smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with! Thank you for being the positive change our world so needs!
I love all of those in this world that share and love in so many ways… I bet tears roll down your cheeks as you smile and feel the love!!!! Thank you for being you and loving our fellow human beings… I love you all!
Thank you for sharing your love and making our world a better place for all we share it with!
Thunder in the canyon echoes, lightning strikes light up the sky
Wind it howls with all its might, rain falls on a summer night
Naked I stand before the wind, rain dances on my skin
Thunder shocks the heart of mine lightning crashes my soul divine
Fear sets my heart in motion as god speaks
Lightning flashes illuminate me
Rain falls and sets me free
Naked for the world to see
Passing memories like storm clouds thicken
My heart bound in pain it quickens
Stifle it I will not do
Thunder rumbles and the pain subdues
God only desires good
Thunder and lightning are understood
When the rain falls it brings release
Then the pain will cease
I stand naked as a human being
The nakedness is who I am
As nakedness I embrace
Finally I find my place
Thank you all for being you and allowing me to share a thought or two. Sometimes raw and naked emotions are a precious gift I have learned much from my own raw pain and as it were sometimes letting it flow and letting the tears fall like rain washes away the pain. Allowing it and letting go knowing everything has its place naked, raw with love I embrace the pain I felt as I let go love filled the space.
There are times when I question myself as far as what my place is in regards to causes and the injustices in our world. I empathize with the young Buddha as he explored the world outside his palace for the first time as a young child. He saw the plows opening the earth and was amazed with what he saw, he saw mother earth being cut open and violated. He saw the poor and the helpless all the while questioning why and how or what he could or should do about it. I am of course not Buddha I am a spiritual being living as a simple man.
I have been studying so many different spiritual perspectives shared by so many spiritual beings past and present as well as the laws that govern our Universe as the great Lau Tzu or Buddha may have expressed it “The Way or the Tao” as a more modern perspective it may be the” Law of Attraction or Physics” Metaphysics as it were covers all of it. Buddha knew the laws as did Jesus well enough to alter the path of mankind perhaps even enough to change the immediate environment yet they could not change the laws themselves. The laws are what they are Universal and not alterable they may be understood and embraced as well as leveraged yet they are not alterable by man as that is the way.
I wonder at times what I may do with the knowledge and understanding I have of those laws in order to serve the higher good. I can not change the world and embracing negative energy only brings more negative energy. I can change my thoughts and feelings in regards to me and my situation yet the thoughts and feelings of my fellow spiritual beings in their human forms are not mine to control. I have spent a great amount of time learning to change and be in line with my greater self or spiritual self and know it is my place to walk in the middle with love and compassion and empathy yet in joy as for the gift given me to live and enjoy my human form.
I will say that for me as a human being it is at times hard to walk the” Path of Mean “not choosing to embrace the negative aspects of being a human. One of my heros shared a quote we may all learn from “When we choose to hate our oppressors we become like them” Desmond Tutu speaking in reference to Apartheid and the murder and torture of the humans of color in South Africa.
Today I was quite frankly proud in a way to see a protest in the city I live in Salt Lake City Utah is a predominantly right wing religious city in a religious state. I have never seen a protest like the one I saw today on State Street in the middle of downtown. It is not that there are no protests here it was the kind of protest. It was a protest against the conflict in Gaza and Palestine, I would have actually participated if it was for peace yet as I heard the chants of end the Apartheid in Palestine and the negative aspects of the crowd it reminded me of the words spoken by one of those most responsible for the end of Apartheid.
The Jewish people have endured much as a people, so have the Arabs the Palestinians the Jewish side seems to have become very hateful and the oppression of the peoples of Gaza is reminiscent to me of the Nazi treatment of the Jews. Like the Jews in Nazi Germany the Palestinians have been herded into a small area and controlled in every way concentrated so to speak so they can be punished at will, even exterminated if that would serve the purpose of the Israeli Government. The Palestinian side seems to be just as hateful much like the Jewish people were when Hitler rounded them up and concentrated them in areas to be controlled and punished at will even exterminated if it would serve the purpose of the Nazi Government.
A perpetual loop, until someone breaks the cycle how many women and children have to be killed before we as human beings find our spiritual beings and break the cycle? How many times is Hamas going to show up at a gunfight with a pocket knife before they come to their senses and extend a hand of love.. How many times is Israel going to swat a fly with a howitzer before they say “we love you quit with the pocket knife lets be friends there has been enough killing on our planet especially of our wives and children.” How much more will it take before the world says enough… and stops giving Israel the howitzers if they are going to swat flies with them? It is almost surreal to say you are defending your country and attacking with an army a country that has no army… Reminds me of another situation my country was involved in based on lies and a war fought in our defense with a country that couldn’t even attack our country if they wanted to.. Not one jet, not one tank, not one missile could they have hit us with… Now I am trying to stop a T rex with a bb gun.. 🙂
Any way the hate has to stop and the negative has to be transmuted or it will be a never ending loop.. That is the law of the Universe… The other alternative is for the human beings of this planet to consciously and spiritually offset and even more so drown the negative with such love and compassion that the Universe transmutes it and breaks the loop, which would take many of us more than four billion, could turn the tide.
Kudos to those that protested in Salt Lake City today, I would have joined you if your message had been of love and peace… I am however proud you put yourselves out there for your cause.
Thank you all for allowing me to share some thoughts on a subject that is hard to swallow.. I will never understand the killing of human beings by human beings, I may have to accept it yet I will walk the path of mean and say it is not the way!
Thank you for being you and being the change our world so needs by sharing your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with..
Namaste with love
I loved this picture as I looked at it on my phone… It invoked my imagination and creative side. One of the subjects I have been studying over the last few years has been Quantum Physics and the concept of Quantum jumping. The refractions of light and the flower affect created in the picture along with the small sun reflected “Orb” inspired the poem and the concept of the portal… Hope it brings a smile to some of you! 🙂
Quantum jumping into my dreams
Although paradoxical it may seem
In another dimension I find myself
I ask of me for a little help
What advice would you give to me
As you live in the place I would like to be
Smiling as I enjoy the view
I tell myself what I would do
You just have to believe
Trust in the process and you will see
Follow your heart and grab your dreams
Things are not always as they seem
Quantum leaps crazy as they sound
Sometimes that is where our reality is found
I choose to take a leap of faith
Following my dreams through time and space
Enjoying the moment each one a gift
Cherishing the joy with each one I live
Quantum jumping into my dreams
Not as paradoxical as it may seem
In another dimension in the here and now
Looking at myself I nod and bow
Thank you for sharing your advice
Believing in myself is not such a steep price
Trust in the process and enjoy the ride
Laughing and smiling on the quantum slide
Namaste I say as I turn to leave
Namaste I say as I look at me
Quantum jump I take paradoxically
Back into my now reality
Things are not always what they seem
Keep believing trusting and following your dreams
Thank you for being you! Thank you as well for sharing your time with me here I am most grateful you chose to do so with love a simple man named Joe! 🙂
Thank you all for being the positive change our world so needs while you share your love and your smiles making our world a better place for all we share it with!
Thank you for stopping by and being beautiful you!