Peaceful Insights

September 29, 2008

 

View from Glacier Point, Yosemite - Photo by Elaine Bolduc

 

Welcome to Peaceful Insights, the new online
insight-letter for Peaceful Inspirations by Elaine Bolduc

Peaceful Inspirations
~ Awakening the Light of Peace within ~

In this issue:

Honoring Your Spirit
Lesson from Horse

Poems & Resources

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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is."
—Albert Einstein

Honoring Your Spirit

“The greatest adventure of your life is finding your own rhythm and dancing to it.” ~ E.B.

For years my spirit drew me to exploring the wonderful peace and amazing clear balance of nature. To the majestic Sierra Nevada, Olympic and Cascade mountains, the pristine alpine lakes and valleys of Hope Valley, Lake Tahoe, Dorothy Lake and Lake Alpine, the Dungeness, Merced and Carson rivers, and the peaceful, kind, healing Light of it all. My spirit still draws me to nature, especially when I have forgotten my own inner peace and balance. It's in nature that I see the great beauty and simplicity of life and everything that is True, and it reminds me that I am that natural beauty and simplicity too.

Had I not honored my own spirit by following it, following my heart into Yosemite sunrises and wild ocean breezes, I would not have found my way back to my own true nature as Infinite Love and Light Itself. I would not have found Home and seen that we are Home already, when we remember it. This is what honoring your spirit is all about and it is the One goal that God / the One Spirit has for all of us, for Itself. To simply remember that It IS Infinite Love and Light, the creative expression that everything is.

The greatest compliment (gift) we can give God/the One Infinite Spirit is to honor our own unique spirit/creative expression of It. To honor your spirit is to honor your own FREE heart, the one that has never lived in or even known fear. This is your True essence, who you are. Acknowledging, accepting, opening to and embracing your True essence is honoring your spirit and is the most loving thing you can do, for yourself and for others. When we honor our own spirit we find it easier to honor the spirit of others, the unique expression of every aspect of the One. It is the easiest and most natural way to live because it is simply just Being you and allowing it to be that easy. This is where we see Love the clearest, because we ARE this Love that is our own essence. I call this sense of complete ease of being the 'Clear Point', where I am not thinking who I am, but simply being It.

Being the Clear Point

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Welcome Home

This life
Was a dream
To return us home
Once again

To our true nature
As one with the Uni-verse
- with each other
And with our infinite imagination

Pure love
Is this life
And every life
Forever

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Horsey at Gibson Beach, Point Lobos State Reserve - Photo by Elaine Bolduc


Lesson from Horse

The main message from Horse is claiming, or reclaiming, the freedom of our spiritual power, our Truth. By power, I do not mean 'force' as in physical pushing or pulling, but the 'power' of spirit as already infinitely free. Horse reminds us that as Spirit, we are already free in all ways, but our conditioned minds have forgotten this, believing they are limited by a body and emotions. As Spirit, your freedom is simply Love as that is what you are made of. The horse totem represents freedom, physical strength derived from spiritual power, and adventure/travel.

The freedom to creatively express / be Itself, its own unique expression of the All, is what horse teaches us and is what we are all here for. In remembering this lesson, we honor our own spirit as free and lovingly powerful to Be here.

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Essence

Light. Spirit. Nature. Essence.
Life, knowing, not knowing, Being. Essence.
Forgiving, wondering, wandering, seeing. Essence.
Moving, thinking, singing, flying. Essence.

Sweeping into oblivion,
Registering sadness and peace,
Dancing in the wind,
Being.
Essence

This dance of life
And sight
And rivers of manifesting illusions
Either is lovely or un-delightful
Is essence

Redwood trees and mountain meadows
Sky high buildings and mudflats
Ocean breeze and beliefs of grandeur
All essence

There is nothing that is not
Essence

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Lake Tahoe - Photo by Elaine Bolduc

 

Resources

- Books -

The Essential Tao, Thomas Cleary
The Book of Tibetan Medicine:
How to Use Tibetan Healing for Personal Wellbeing, Ralph Quinlan Forde

- Websites -
www.soulflares.org
www.bewhoyouare.com
Lee Jampolsky's Site
Wings of Breath Site


Thought to un-ponder: “Where do I live - mentally, emotionally, spiritually?.”

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books, past Peaceful Insights issues and information on Nature-guidance Coaching, please visit me at
www.peacefulinspirations.org

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Elaine@peacefulinspirations.org

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