Thursday, October 24, 2013

Golden Opportunities

I had a sudden realization as I was driving one day. Here it is:

Everything we think, say and do is our offering to the Divine.


Yes. Further, whatever we think, say and do reverberates throughout humanity, Mother Earth and all universes. Our speech, thoughts and behavior affect countless beings and deeply impact our physical life and spiritual journey.

This may make you feel good. Or you could have a sinking "uh oh" feeling. Or something in between the two. Are you offering love, forgiveness, compassion, light, integrity, purity, selflessness? Or are you offering complaining, jealousy, anger, selfishness ...?


This much I know to be true:

Every day, in every moment, we have the opportunity to transform. It starts with awareness.

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Have a beautiful day!

With love from my heart,
Master Elaine

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Treasured Gifts

One of the most precious gifts I have been given in this lifetime is the opportunity to forgive and be forgiven.

I shared in my previous post that I had a powerful experience of forgiveness many years ago. I held deep resentment toward someone who I felt had betrayed me. My mind kept going over all of the reasons why I should feel this way. Well-intended friends and loved ones agreed wholeheartedly, yet my heart felt so uneasy.

This was a new experience for me, and I was uncomfortable feeling that way toward another being, however hurt I was. I realized that I needed to move forward and, in order to do so, I had to forgive. I could not have inner peace and at the same time harbor this negativity toward another.

But where to start? I wanted deeply to transform the pain and negativity.

Those days I had just begun my practice of devotional chanting. I chanted for hours every night, completely absorbed in the practice. The testing and purification was intense. Having little financial resources, I lost my home. I clung to my practice more than ever.

One evening, no longer able to carry this pain in my heart, I asked the Divine for help.

The answer was immediate and crystal clear: Just let it go.

Just let it go? I had not considered that as an option.

I understood this to mean that it was up to me to hold on or let go. In my heart, in my mind, and from my mouth, I uttered I am ready to let it go.

And the greatest burden was lifted from my being. I was free.