BOOK LIGHTS: from Wild Heart Dancing: A Personal, One-Day Quest to Liberate the Artist and Lover Within by Elliot Sobel

The number one single most powerful archenemy of full Self-expression, the arrow that can painfully pierce the Wild Heart Dancing and render it lifeless, is fear. An instinctive response to living in a world laced with fear is wanting to crawl away and disappear. We think that if we aren’t seen, perhaps we will be safe. And yet our soul cries out to be seen, and heard, and danced, and sung, before ourselves and Life. And it isn’t safe. But to opt for mere safety is to risk letting our spirit collapse in despair. As Helen Keller said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

Elliot Sobel

Your Soul ‘cries out to be seen’! You have a role to play in the unfolding plan of the Universe. Be who you came here to be. Holding onto the fear that paralyzes you takes more energy than stepping out to clear the blocks and the fear that are holding you back from your growth. Dance!!!

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BOOK LIGHTS: from “The Mystic Path to Cosmic Power” by Vernon Howard

The Mystic Path calls for heroes.  To perform deeds of valor on the battlefield is not necessarily heroic.  Authentic heroism is inner action, unseen and unapplauded by men.  It consists in a willingness to wade, if necessary, through a thousand personal blunders in order to reach the next elevation.  The basic heroism is an agreement to higher truth.

Vernon Howard

You can be the hero in your own story without having all the answers and never making a misstep.  I love the idea of ‘a willingness to wade, if necessary, through a thousand personal blunders in order to reach the next elevation’!  That’s what writing our story every day entails.  A clean slate.  We learned from yesterday.  We move higher today.  We participate in ‘an agreement to higher truth.’  Get writing!

BOOK LIGHTS: from “Wicked Appetite” by Janet Evanovich

Personally, I’m a lazy kind of guy, and leaving the door open on the mystical saves me work. I don’t have to stress my brain trying to explain the unexplainable. It’s magic. End of discussion.
 — Diesel to Lizzy

Janet Evanovich

I chuckled when I came upon this quote in a fun novel by Janet Evanovich. I never thought of believing in magic as being the lazy man’s choice but isn’t that wonderful? And it’s profound! So relax and believe in magic! Whew! You don’t have to stress your brain trying to explain the unexplainable. And you can retrain your brain by reinforcing the neural pathways that you WANT to have there!

Think Dreamy Thoughts!

BOOK LIGHTS: from “The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us” by Lynne McTaggart

What we regard as self is only a physical manifestation of our experience, the summation of our Bond with the universe. Our interaction with our world is a conversation, not a monologue; just as the observer changes what he observes, that which is observed changes the observer. And as we now realize, these influences are not limited to those of our immediate environment or even to the earth itself but extend to the farthest reaches of the cosmos.

Lynne McTaggart

We are an active participant in the unfolding Universe – how exciting! And, yet, what a responsibility! Our thoughts create things, extending ‘to the farthest reaches of the cosmos.’ So be careful how you think about the circumstances in your life. What do you want the loving Universe to reflect back to you? Something to consider…

BOOK LIGHTS: from “Love, Soul & Freedom: Dancing with Rumi on the Mystic Path” by Denise Breton and Christopher Largent

Just as we’d throw the cosmic order out of balance if we only want yang and reject yin, so also we’d gum up the free flow of helping if we only want to be a have/helper and can’t abide the experience of have-not, of needing help. The helping universe requires both. To participate in that universe – to honor the two sides – we have to be willing to ‘cry out.’

Denise Breton and Christopher Largent 

In the cycle of every life there is a time for having and a time for having-not. It is our work to learn to be happy in both cycles of life, for if we can only find happiness in the times when we are ‘haves’ then we will spend periods of our lives depending on circumstances instead of participating in the lessons of that cycle. Be always in flow. Give help or get help, it is all a part of the ‘free flow of helping.’

BOOK LIGHTS: from “The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief” by Gregg Braden

In words that brought a new meaning to our perception of time, Einstein described its mysterious nature by simply stating the obvious: “The distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Gregg Braden

If the past and the future co-exist with us in this present moment, then maybe our ancestors and our future selves, including our children and grandchildren, have messages that are important for us to consider. Maybe, too, we have the power to change the direction of our path if we listen to all the wisdom available and hold the vision of our dreams in this present moment –which is shaping all of our future moments!

BOOK LIGHTS: from “The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief” by Gregg Braden

From the Native Americans of the 15th Century who learned to ‘see’ the anomalous pattern of foreign ships after their tribal healer discovered how to change his sight, to the populations in Israel and Lebanon in the 1980s who experienced peace after individuals trained in a special way to feel peace did so at prescribed times, relatively few people creating a new program in consciousness can make a huge difference in the outcome of our collective reality. The key is that someone must do it first.

Gregg Braden

Will you be the first to see something new and to, thus, participate in the evolution of human consciousness? It changes our ‘collective reality’!