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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

What does fun have to do with spirituality?

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Life is meant to be fun and adventure…

Fifteen years ago or thereabouts, in my book-devouring days in which I consumed a book a day almost (bleep bleep! exaggeration!!) I read a book called Celestine Prophecy.  I’ve found that most books I read have one main idea or theme that is worth taking, and it usually takes the author several hundred pages to explain this one idea and get us to believe it.  So the one thing I got from this book was that life is meant to be fun and adventure.

Or is it?……  

Even though I didn’t understand totally at the time how fun and adventure could fit in with a spiritual life (I always thought being spiritual meant being calm and peaceful and holy and that having fun was the opposite of that) I still knew at some level that it was true and that life was meant to be fun.  It was kind of a radical way of thinking for me at the time.  My parents were very religious and we were taught that God was serious and that dancing and having fun were devil’s play.  Even laughing too much was frowned upon.  But with so many kids to try to keep in line I suppose our parents needed to use whatever tricks they had available.

Choose God or Fun……

For many years I was torn and tortured.  I began studying other religions and read about how monks practiced renunciation, giving up all worldly pleasures, and how this was the only way to really find God.  And I knew that they were right.  And this just seemed to prove that my parents were right.  If I wanted God I had to give up fun and enjoyment.  So I spent many tortured years grappling with demons of… doesn’t God want me to be happy?, and does He really want me to be poor?, and if God’s going to send me to hell for enjoying life then he’s not the kind of God I want to believe in anyway.  ..and I’m probably going straight to hell for even thinking a thought like this.

And then there were the religions that taught how to have all you wanted in life, like New Thought and Unity. And I knew that they were right. And I was even more tortured. I wanted the peace that those monks had but I wasn’t sure I was ready or ever would be…to give up having money and fun and a joy-filled life.

God is fun and fun is God…

Till finally one year after many years of soul-searching I finally, clearly, undisputedly saw the truth.  Spirituality was living fully alive and adventure was experiencing life fully alive.  They were the same thing.  When you are fully aware of your spiritual nature then every moment is a grand and marvelous adventure.  No matter what life brings it all is a lovely experience just because you are alive.   Fun, enjoyment, life, God…all the same.  Yes, the monks were right and yes the Unity’s were right.  Yes, yes, I could have it all.  I did not have to live a deprived life.  It is possible to live in inner peace and harmony and still have the life you always wanted.  Not only is it possible but they go together.  When your inner being is joyful then your outer life brings you more to be joyful about.  It’s a Law of Life!!

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Step off the edge of the world today!!…

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…and float right into new life!!

Be Christopher Columbus!  Don’t be afraid to sail into unknown territory.  Is life in your own self-imposed prison a life worth living?  Don’t be afraid of death because maybe an un-lived life is a dead life…maybe you’re already dead and when you step out of your fear you finally find life.   Nothing was ever the same because CC had the courage to set forth into the unknown.  The whole world changed instantly from a flat pancake to a round sphere and new possibilities opened up for all human beings as we began to realize that maybe nothing in life is as it appears to be.

“One cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.”  Andre Gide

What will you do today to step off the edge of the world and start living?

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Living life as an adventure

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Life as an adventure…What exactly does this mean?  Well. I looked up adventure in the dictionary and this is what it says:  “There’s an element of uncertainty in adventure.”

Human beings seem to want certainty… we want the security of knowing what to expect each day.  Yet at the same time we long for the adventure of the unknown.  And we are envious of anyone who is adventurous.  When I ran away from home at the age of 30, left my husband, my beautiful home, my ten year teaching career and moved to a new city where I knew no-one, had no job, and no place to stay, my friends were envious.  Well, some of them actually thought I was crazy but mostly they wished they could do that.

We all love exploring new lands, we’re drawn to sports like sky-diving, skiing, mountain climbing, that have some element of uncertainty and even danger.  Even the thought of jumping out of an airplane is exciting, exhilarating, or swooshing down a fresh, pristine mountain slope where no-one has ever been before.  Goosebumps just thinking about it.

What is it about adventure that draws us?  Perhaps it is that in that moment of daring adventure, face to face with the danger of the unknown, this is when we experience aliveness, when we experience our true nature of ever expanding newness.  And this is all we really live for…to realize our true being.

Meditation is an inner adventure, into your soul, your subconscious mind, infinite realms of  consciousness, infinite worlds there to explore.  Let meditation be your way of life, let the adventure of life bring you aliveness…then eventually all of life becomes a grand and wonderful adventure.  because everything is seen newly… freshly, because you are reborn in each moment.

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller

Which do you choose?

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I’m flying!!

What is it about the “I’m flying” scene from the Titanic movie that we all love? Yes, it was a magical moment of love.  But isn’t it so much more than that?  Maybe it’s because it brings us to aliveness…we feel it. As we watch that scene we feel like we are flying. We feel like we are alive…. alive like we’ve never been before. Standing there at the bow of the ship as it moves forward into unknown territory, feeling totally vulnerable.  Any moment, any wrong move and our life could be over….this is what aliveness feels like. Being right there at the very forefront of the ship, the frontmost of the frontmost of life, heading ever forward into newness, into the unknown, and creating life right there in the moment, not knowing but creating as we go. Life and death are both an option.  This is being fully alive in the moment. This is living life as a daring adventure! Wheeeee!!  Can you feel it? I’m flying! We are flying!!

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Welcome to Spice for your Soul

Hello all you wonderful souls out there in the Universe!!  Are you ready for some spice?  For too long we’ve all been in the dark and it’s time to come on out and play with me, and begin to shine.  Cause that’s what we came to this planet to do!   And that’s what I’m here to do… to inspire you so you can inspire me so that together we can travel this beautiful adventure of life and do amazing things and live the lives we were meant to live.  Well, lovely you’s, it’s late and I have to admit I’m somewhat tech challenged so it took me hours to figure this out.  Nitey nite and see you all soon.

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