Everything you need is already within you

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I am always glad to share words of wisdom when they come on my radar.

Here are a few from http://thespiritscience.net/2015/08/26/12-truths-your-soul-wants-you-to-remember/

“Know yourself, sit with yourself and understand yourself. Everything you need, your strength, courage, compassion and love, all exists within. You have the choice as to which you need to find and bring out into the world.”

Thanks, LJ Vanier

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The Journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step

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A friend once told me that there are many paths to the top of the mountain. The mountain being a metaphor for enlightenment. As I pondered that thought, I imagined standing at the top, looking down the mountain towards the path from which I traveled, but also looking at the other paths that other people have also traveled. Then, that still, peaceful voice said to me, “Now, take what you know back down the mountain and into the valley (the mundane world).”

Yes, there are many paths. When I took my first step of remembering my past lives, a whole new world opened up for me. Past Life Regression has been an amazing path for me to raise my consciousness. So, even though there are a lot of crazy events going on, I still believe they are opportunities to rise above the chaos into the light of love.

Whatever path you choose, I trust that you shall find your way.

What now?

As I looked down at the funeral paraphernalia on Dad’s coffin, I wondered what happens now. To be more specific, what do Buddhists believe happens when a person dies?

Dad was a Buddhist, although not a very good practicing Buddhist. He left that to Auntie Tai, who prayed religiously at the family altar. As a Buddhist, he was subject to reincarnate into another life. I had no idea if he would reincarnate immediately or if there was a certain time before he would return. And if there is a waiting time, I had no idea where he would wait.

I tried to talk to Dad about Buddhism years ago, but he was not forthcoming. Mom raised me in the Southern Baptist Church after my parents split up, and we moved to Florida. For some reason, I did not have a conflict exploring Buddhism and Christianity. In fact, I felt even more curious about Buddhism. I especially wanted to know what was in store for Dad. Ultimately, I wondered if the same things would happen to me when I die.

Have you ever wondered: “What now?”

Third rock from the sun

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Sometimes when life gets to me and I wonder how I will manage, I think about a sunrise, a sunset, about the planets floating in space. How is it that Earth – the third rock from the sun – hangs out as it does, whirling in space without my falling off? And I do not mean the whole magnetic field thing but rather the energy behind the magnetic field. It’s beyond my understanding, but one thing I have come to know is that the same energy that holds the earth in its place is also working somehow in my life. Then, I feel that everything is working out in Divine Order.