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

Pinch of Spice: The Danger of Knowing

Door, Saidpur

How can knowing be dangerous?

One of the greatest mistakes that I seem to keep making in my life is to think I have the answer.  I’ve discovered that there is great danger in thinking I know something…anything.  Let’s just look at it.  From the minute you know something and you have an answer, then that particular door to that subject closes and the door to any other possibility regarding that subject is closed.

And when that door is closed and some new bit of information or insight comes your way, then the Universe looks over and sees the closed door so it says, “Oh, that person is handled.  They already know.  I don’t have to send any answers their way.”  And then the answers and insights drift on to find another door, one that’s open.

And I’m left there with all my closed doors, going deeper and deeper into the maze of mind and farther and farther from Truth and Openness and Beauty.

Here’s your soul spice assignment for this week...

Take 10 minutes each day to look for your closed doors.  Notice what areas of your life are not working, anywhere that you are not experiencing joy and love.  Ask yourself the questions,

  • What doors have I closed in this area of my life?
  • Where do I have answers that may be closing doors to greater knowing?
  • What do I already know regarding this situation that is keeping me from my higher good?
  • Am I willing to open all closed doors in my life?
  • Am I willing to un-know everything that I know, think I know, or know I know?”

Take 10 extra minutes to just rest in the Beauty and expansiveness that are available when you begin to open closed doors.

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Pinch of Spice …Senior moments!!!

who's aging?

Is this a senior moment?

Aging, memory loss, etc. is no fun…or is it?

Whew! I’m back.  It took forever to get things set up here so this blog thing is working properly.  And then family stuff!  I just had a traumatic and yet beautiful and amazing couple weeks.  We just moved my oldest sister into a senior center …yikes!! she can’t be that old!! where meals are provided.  Even though she acts like a teenager and is more fun than anyone I know, we and she finally had to admit that she is aging and starting to have senior moments?? (like in the pic above) and she is actually over 80 years old.

A senior can change your life…

It is such a privilege to be with someone who is aging and going through all the pain and loneliness and fears that are associated with aging.  I am so blessed that I can be there to share that with my sister.  Few people know or can even begin to understand the traumas of life as one reaches the age where you realize that life and health are not a given and although each day becomes a gift it is also one more day of facing loneliness, lost dreams, forgetfulness, and aches and pains.  Senior – ness is not easy.  The more that I spend time with her the more I realize how much it’s enriching my life.  And as my life is enriched I hope I can pass that energy on to others.

Soul Spice adventure assignment for the week: Borrow a senior, change your life!! Find a senior or someone who is alone and aging, and doesn’t get out much.  Check your family, your community, or find a senior center nearby.  Set up a schedule of at least one or two visits a week for a couple hours each.  Ask questions, let them talk, just hang out.  I’ve never in my life felt more appreciated than when I spent time with a lonely senior. It will change your life!!  
Please share your progress and insights, or lack of… at the end of the week and on-goingly.  And follow this blog to get your weekly Pinch of Spice right to your email.  And most of all enjoy the adventure of life!

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