Tapping Souls

Even though I live in a small little city, I’m a huge country-girl at heart and loved growing up in the country.  I’m especially fond of all the country things that my father taught us and my favorite was our frequent walks in the woods.  Getting in touch with nature.  When you live in the woods, you make the forest your playground.  Your science lab.  Your jungle gym.  Your field trips.  Your everything.

This time of the year, makes me really miss the country life.  As the snow is melting, the days are getting warmer and longer, and this would be the time that my dad would take us out to tap the trees.  It’s funny, when I tell my city friends this, they honestly have no clue what I am even talking about.  They look at me like I have three heads.  But tapping trees was always so much fun, and I just thought it was a part of everyone’s childhood.

This is when the forest became our science lab, and I loved every minute of it.  The sound of the forest waking up after the long cold winter.  The smell of the melting trees.  The sound of sap dripping into the bucket.  These were all my signs of Spring.  It always mystified me that trees could produce such a sweet nectar from deep inside their core.

My dad, my brother and I would set out with a drill to make a hole deep into the Maple tree’s center, and then we would put a bucket under the pipe that we hammered into the tree to capture its sap.  Patiently we would wait for the sunny days to go fetch our collection of sugar from the sap that these trees produce.  Then we would boil it down until it becomes the delicious brown liquid that makes anyone’s mouth water in delight.

This year, as we celebrate the arrival of Spring, and are enjoying the longer, warmer days, it makes me miss my tree tapping days.  But I love how nature mimics our lives as humans.  We too have a sweet core, just like the Maple trees.  We too need to be tapped into to truly enjoy our sweet souls.

With many of us, we only see people’s exterior, just like we only see the tree’s exterior and aren’t exposed to the sweet nectar that is inside each and every one of us.  Sometimes we judge people by their appearance, what they may say to us or how they may act.  Often times we form impressions of people from what other people may tell us about them.

On many occasions we form assumptions on why people act the way they act or do the things they do.  We can’t “tap” into humans like we can a tree.  We can’t see how people are feeling, or understand why people are acting the way they are.  All we have to remember is that, just like a tree, we all have a very sugar and sweet inside…we all have a sweet soul.  Even if most people can’t see it.  It is there.  Maybe it only comes out in the spring, with the sun shining on them, but it is there and we shouldn’t judge or condemn anyone for their behavior.  They are being the best they know how to be for the time and situation of their lives.

As hard as it is to find the sweet “sappy” souls in some people, I would love for you all to try.  We are all created equal, and I truly believe we are all good people, even if some of us hide our sugary souls really well.  I’m trying hard to “tap” into everyone and understand that not everyone has the same amount of sap inside of them.  Some of us may have a litre of sap and other of us may have 10 litres of sap inside of us.  Not every tree will give you the same amount of sap.  Some trees are tapped out some years.

I’m especially trying hard not to gossip about people and their sap. I’m reading a good book by Alberto Villoldo called “Illumination Process” and he really opened my eyes about gossiping.  He says, “We all love to be on the inside track of the latest bit of gossip but be mindful: even listening to gossip is participating in an act of violence against the person you are hearing about.”

Wow!  When I read that, it really stopped me in my tracks.  I’ve been trying hard to get rid of this part of my life, to free myself from this karmic wheel, but when he put it this way, I really have to go back to the drawing board.

I love the quote from Buddha, “Gossip dies when it hits a wise person’s ears.”  I want to be that wise person!  I want to remind myself that we can’t “tap” into anyone, and we don’t know what is going on, on the inside of other people, nor should we think or assume we know.  All we have to know is, that there is pure sweetness deep inside the core and soul of every human being.

If only we could “tap” into people and taste everyone’s inner sweetness, then we could understand people better.  Sadly, this isn’t at all possible, but the way we act towards people, is something we can all tap into.  My rule of thumb is another quote from Buddha, “If you propose to speak always ask yourself: is it true, is it necessary, is it kind.”  This way, you will only “tap” into the pure sweet center of yourself and show the world, the sweet, amazing nectar that lives inside of you!



Emotional Salmonella

March Break is over, and a week later, my son is still feeling the effects of it.  As wonderful as Mexico was, it wasn’t very wonderful for him.  He contracted salmonella while he was there.  Two days before we had to leave he started experiencing the symptoms and they haven’t let up since.

Thank goodness for Canadian health care!  As soon as we got home, we immediately went to the emergency room where they swiftly put him in an isolation room and did many tests, one being for salmonella.  Sadly there isn’t much they can do for him, but one of the big things they told us to do was to stop administering Immodium and Gravol.  They explained how taking these drugs would just suppresses the poison in his body.  The vomiting and diarrhea were a means of cleansing his body and for him to get better, he needs this cleansing to take place.

As I was dealing with this with my son, and meditating with one of my friends one night, it hit me.  This is exactly what we do with our own emotions.  We suppress them deep inside of us, and don’t let their poisonous effects come out.  We bury them deep inside and pretend all is well.

Then, after so much suppression, we find ourselves experiencing the symptoms of our own emotional poisoning, just like salmonella, only this poison is much harder to get out of our systems.  The doctor warned us that it might take our son 10-14 days to get better, but with emotional salmonella, it might take months or even years to return to our body’s normal state.

What strikes me funny is with salmonella, the doctor advised us to let the body flush it’s toxins out naturally and not to use any anti-nausea or anti-diarrhea medication, but when people have emotional salmonella, the doctors prescribe them lots of different medication to help stuff down and ignore the root of their problem.

You go to your doctor and explain that you are always tired, you are frustrated easily, you have trouble sleeping or all you want to do is sleep, you have weird pains that you never had, your appetite has changed, you don’t care about things that you used to, you just want to be alone, you have a hard time concentrating, you are hard on yourself, you feel numb, and can even have thoughts of dying.  What does your doctor do?  Prescribes you sleeping pills, anti-depressants, or other drugs to mask your poisoned body.

If people would just understand the power of meditation.  It is the body’s natural emotional flushing system.  It’s your body’s way of getting all the poison that has built up over years and years of suppressing negativity.  We even suppress things we don’t even realize we are suppressing.  We bury things subconsciously.  You might not realize that a situation bothered you until you are meditating and your replay the situation, and then learn how much it really bothered you.

You won’t get the instant relief that the drugs will give you through meditation, but just like giving my son Gravol to make him feel better, it is just keeping the poison in his system.  I’m not saying to stop using what the doctor has prescribed for the symptoms of emotional salmonella, I just want to encourage people to start and use meditation as a way of getting to the root of their poisoning, and then maybe they can stop using their medication.

As a parent, I would do whatever it takes to get my children healed from a sickness.  That is why I am teaching them to meditate at a young age, and other emotional and spiritual techniques to help them deal with life here on Earth.  Mental illness is nothing to ignore and should be taken seriously.  We all need strategies on how to deal with all the poisons that we are in contact with on a daily basis.

Yogi Bhajan says it nicely, “Meditation is a duty toward the self.  The moment you become aware of the self, you become beautiful to self because the moment you concentrate on self, your frequency changes and the universe around you changes also.  This is a cosmic law.”

We all should start concentrating on our self through meditation and have ourselves become totally cleansed and have the universe around us change.

Our son was the only one of the four of us that got sick, and we probably all could have come in contact with dangerous poisons as well, but the other three of us might have already had antibodies in our systems to fight off this poison.  We had the physical strategies to help deal with these poisons.  My wish is that everyone would start putting some mental strategies in a tool box to carry with them on a daily basis to fight off this emotional salmonella.

Life is too precious to have poison in our subconscious minds.  Try taking the meditational cleanse and see if the universe around you changes.  It is worth a shot!


Ready to be Ready

Social media is such a wonderful thing!  I love how it keeps us in touch with everyone from all around the world at the click of a button. Especially those people that we love dearly, but are not in your community.  It’s nice hearing from people that are miles away when you post something to your page.

Lately, I shared a post from Ayurveda by Curejoy about the bitter truth behind your sweet tooth where it talked about how dangerously addictive sugar is and what it is doing to the brain.  I shared this post out of a new-found life change that I had myself.  I’ve quit sugar for nine weeks, and by sharing this post I thought I might inspire others to take the same journey as myself.  Or at the very least plant the seed about the effects of sugar on our body.

I’m sure my local friends are sick of me promoting this new diet that I am on, but one of my friends that I haven’t seen for a very long time, but knew me very well, posted a comment on the post I shared saying, “Your body was made of sugar?”  I really had to chuckle when she posted this because if anyone knew me, they knew chocolate bars and sugary candy was 50% of my daily nutritional intake.  I didn’t go anywhere without it.  Even as I sit at my desk typing this, I still have two left over Icy Squares just sitting here waiting to be enjoyed.  However, I can honestly say, even though they sit here…every day…I have no desire to ever put them in my mouth.

People change.  If they want to.  I guess, I have always been one of these people that enjoy a challenge and a commitment.  Maybe it comes from my ten years of being a gymnast.  Setting goals, achieving them and then setting new goals to concur again.  I just love setting goals and seeing them come to past.

I thought of quitting sugar a year and a half ago.  I bought all the stuff, but I just wasn’t ready.  I didn’t even try.  Why start to fail if you know you aren’t ready yet.  People have to be ready to be ready to take on a challenge and successfully accomplish their goals.

This is much the same as spirituality.  You have to be ready to start and open your mind up to new thoughts and ideas.  Get rid of the brainwashing that has happened in your life since childhood.  This is largely why I quit sugar.  I want to become deeper in my spiritual quest.  Get rid of my brain fog that sugar so radically does to you, hoping that this will make for deeper meditation sessions.

I just wish people would understand the change in your life when you become spiritual.  I feel, that sadly, religion has ruined so many people.  Religion keeps people in such a box.  Labeling themselves.  Judging others from their own beliefs of what is right and wrong.  I just wish people would get rid of religion and focus on what is important.  The RELATIONSHIP with the Divine.

We all can fudge a religion.  Pretend to be religious.  Walk the walk, but not talk the talk.  You can’t fudge a relationship.  What is in your heart will come out in the end.  Spirituality will change a person.  Once you are ready to make small changes in your life, these changes will just keep snowballing until you look back and realize just how much you really did change.

I love what Alberto Villoldo put in his book, “One Spirit Medicine” (which is a great read if you want to start changing your body from the inside out), “Spirit is a vast and invisible energy field that we join with to dream the world into being.  It is not a deity with human whims, moods, jealousies, and temper tantrums like the Greeks and Roman gods.  Spirit does not ask you to sacrifice your firstborn child, or slay infidels, or destroy cities when their citizens have lost their way.  Spirit is the creative matrix that keeps life in the cosmos evolving and renewing itself.”

Maybe if people start seeing spirit this way, they might be ready to open themselves up to learning more and becoming more spiritual.  We are all one and spirit is always present inside each and every one of us.  We are inseparable.  It is your ego that thinks you are the center of the universe.  Your spirit knows you are one with everything.  You just have to eliminate this obsession with your “I” to be able to see this.

Just like my elimination of sugar to help me meditate more clearly, if you eliminate your obsession and your addiction to your “I” your world will open up to infinite possibilities that you never knew existed.  Give it a try.  Try looking past your religion and the box it keeps you in.  Focus on the relationship inside yourself.  I challenge you to an eight week challenge of eliminating your “I” and see if your start to understand this incredible universal spirit that lives in each and every one of us!  Just remember…you have to be ready to be ready!  A relationship is much stronger than any religion!


Airline Arrogance

First of March already!  How awesome is that!  I’m even more excited to spend a week basking in the radiant rays of the sun while lying on the beach in Mexico!  My body is craving that vitamin D, and who doesn’t need white sand and aqua water in their view.  It’s an automatic pick me up!

Our family and a bunch of others are going to fly Air Canada to enjoy the sights and sound of Mexico for seven sweet, sunny days!  We could have chosen a variety of ways of getting to Mexico.  Sunwing has flights.  So does Airtransat, and those are just a few of the options we were presented with when doing our research on flights.  Not to mention that if we lived in another part of the world, I am sure there are other airlines that land in Mexico on a daily or weekly basis.

As I was going through my flight itinerary it got me thinking.  Just like we choose Air Canada as our means of getting to our amazing tropical destination, there are many ways to choose to get to your spiritual destination as well.  Some people might fly Air Buddha, others may choose Christian Airlines and others may want to go Hindu Airways or even Shaman Air.

I recently participated in this Indigenous Blanket activity as a professional learning opportunity at my school.  Was it ever powerful!!!  Another way of making this point.  The Europeans came to Canada and not only invaded the natives’ land, over time they also made it illegal for them to participate in their own spiritual rituals.  They stole their souls and forced Christianity upon them.  The Europeans made it so they could get arrested if they were found celebrating their spirituality or participating in Pow Wows.  WOW!

What is even more mystifying to me is that through my recent studies on the Shamans and their methods of spiritually connecting to the Divine, many of the Canadian Indigenous traditions and rituals align almost perfectly with that of the Shamans from the Amazon Rainforest.  Isn’t that unreal?

Approximately ten thousand kilometers separate these two places…yet…they still have very similar ancient traditions when it comes to spirituality and celebrating their Mother Earth and Father Sky.  They both have such respect for the earth and all that it provides for a human’s soul.  Isn’t that incredible?  Why do you think that is?  Could it be that this was the means that the Creator wanted them to communicate with him and the exact airline that he wanted them to take to get to their final destination?

Whatever airline, form of spiritually connecting to our Creator or religion you choose, it is all taking you to the exact same place.  The afterlife.  We are all balls of energy that come into this world and borrow a human body for our stay and then exit the human being when our trip is over.  How we treat people, how behave on our trips determines what kind of vacation we will have and what kind of resort we will stay at.

Whether we take American Airlines, British Airways, Air Asia or Finnair, we are all going to go to the same place.  Right back to the ball of energy that we are and return to our Mother Earth and Father Sky.

I like this quote from one of my favorite Gurus, Yogi Bjahan, “The secret of knowledge is to talk about the God and not about your God.  If you will talk about the God and not your God the whole world will be with you.”

All airlines are really just a bunch of airplanes.  They still are all the same.  You can label it your airline, but it is still an airplane getting you to the same place.  The quicker we learn this the quicker we will all live in harmony and be one happy, peaceful earth.

Let go of your need to think your airline is the only way to fly.  They are all great airlines.  Just do your own research and see which one is right for your travel plans, and let other people travel any other way they would like.  Judging airlines is as silly as judging spiritual practices.  Just have a great trip and enjoy the flight!

Happy March Break Everyone!



Flu season.  Yuck!  My least favorite time of the year, but something that we all have to endure.  I’ve been fortunate not to get too down and out with the latest bug, but when I was stricken, laying in my sickness, it got me to appreciate things.  The important things.  The things that matter.

Did you ever notice that when you are plagued with a cold or stomach virus, life starts to stand still?  All you care about is getting better.  You don’t care that your hair isn’t perfect, or your makeup isn’t done.  The dishes are piling up and the dust is starting to be visible on your furniture’s surface, but you could care less.  It doesn’t matter to you that the floors haven’t been swept in a few days or that the family is starting to run out of clean clothes.  All these trivial little things in life seem to vanish through the pain and suffering of your sickness.  Your focus is just getting yourself better so that you can start to take care of things again and get back to your “normal” life.

In all honesty, we have to start looking at life through the eyes of our “sick-self”, it is the smart self.  Our “sick-self” has its priorities straight.  It easily distinguishes between what is important in this life and what is secondary.  We have to start making more time to nurture this “sick-self”.  Pamper it the way it needs to be pampered.

We have to start training our “healthy-self” to act like our “sick-self” by making sure we get our primary needs met in front of anyone else’s.  It is necessary that we get proper sleep, nutrition, exercise, and time in silence every day.  We have to stop putting our “healthy-self” on the back burner of life.  We have to start making it the most important priority, then the rest of our lives will fall into place.

This doesn’t mean that we are selfish and become self-absorbed.  It just means that we look after ourselves first and then other loved ones after that.  We will have more energy, patience and love to pass around if we take care of ourselves like we were sick every day.  Focus on what is important in our lives.

I love this quote from A Course in Miracles, “Nothing outside yourself can save you; nothing outside yourself can give you peace. But this also means that nothing outside yourself can hurt you or disturb your peace or upset you in anyway.” 

We have to start saving ourselves, and loving ourselves so that we can have inner peace.  We need this inner peace to make our lives run smoother and get the most out of our days.  We are the only ones that can hurt ourselves and that is by neglecting ourselves.

Start making the changes in your life for yourself.  Start taking care of yourself  as you would take care of yourself when you are sick.  Before you leave the house in the morning get up early, like you would for a sick child…your “sick-self” to make sure they are well taken care of before you have to leave for the day.

Take this extra time that you set aside in the morning to do what makes you happy.  Sit in meditation or silence.  Exercise.  Do yoga.  Write in your Appreciation Journal.  Whatever it is that makes you feel happy and that makes you a better person, do it!  You are more than worth it!

Buddha put it a great way, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”   It’s time to start nursing your perceived “healthy-self” back to health.  Start today by making the changes necessary to make you, out of anyone in this entire universe, your first priority.  Take care of yourself like you were sick.  Watch how quickly your body heals and the flu season that you thought would never end will finally come to an end.

I’m a sucker for happy endings, and your happy ending is all up to you!  You bring yourself happiness, and you bring yourself upset.  Which will it be for you?


Valentine’s Day?

Yay!  Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day!  I’m not a huge fan of this crazy holiday, even though I’m all about love and kindness.  To me this holiday just shouldn’t exist.  Don’t get me wrong, I love that we honor those we love, but in my opinion this should be a daily occurrence, not a once a year celebration.  If we spent more time being loving and respectful to those that we love, the world might be a better place.  We treat total strangers better than we treat our loved ones by times, and Valentine’s Day sometimes sets people’s expectations too high, which in turn opens the door for hurt and disappointment.

How many of you have watched the Big Bang Theory and witnessed Sheldon Cooper’s Relationship Agreement?  People may laugh at this 31 paged contract, but in all honesty, this is what we all do.  We all start a relationship on the thoughts that our significant other holds a role in our lives.  We feel they have responsibilities that they need to fill.

They say falling in love is similar to taking a hit of cocaine.  This intimate relationship effects the brain very much the same, by triggering the same euphoria or high and actually the release of these chemicals stimulates 12 areas of the brain.  This stimulation only last about a year, and then the thrill of this love is over.  This is when the Relationship Agreement starts to take effect!  The powerful effects of adrenaline are over and our expectations kick in…along with disappointment too.

Does this sound familiar?  Were you once head over heels in love with your Valentine, and had all these hopes and dreams for a life just like a romance novel or a fairytale?  One thing I’ve learned over the course of my adulthood is that fairytales don’t exist…well meeting the person of your dreams may exist, but the happily ever after part is the part that is misleading.  No Prince Charming is ever going to make you happy forever.  The only person that will make you happy is you.  I stress that so much with my children.  Nobody affects your happiness, but your own inner person.  That is the person you should fall madly in love with.

Once people get comfortable with each other, and the year of adrenaline has worn off, people start to take people for granted.  Their hopes and dreams start to get dumped onto their fairytale lover and the sky really does start to fall.  The Relationship Agreement starts to show through.  A contract that maybe unwritten on paper, but quite substantiated in people’s heads.  You don’t fulfill your end of the contract, and I am not going to fulfill my end of the contract.  This seems to be the path that relationships eventually take.  If people were to write out a Relationship Contract, like Sheldon suggests then there might not be so many divorces?

According to Huffington Post, the number one reason marriages fail is communication issues.  Right back to the contract again.  If we all would sit down and decide on what is expected of us and what is not, there might not be so many divorces.  Who knows?  But really.  Do we need this contract?  As soon as we make this a business deal, the romance is totally out of the relationship.  But we all do it.  We all make a business deal with our spouses eventually and feel like we are owed by them.

Add kids into the mix and it totally escalates.  I had the kids all day yesterday while you were golfing, you owe me a day kid-free.  I made the lunches and the supper, you owe me to clean up and show me that you appreciate me.  I took the kids to both of their sports while you were at a meeting and I haven’t had a second to myself all day, it’s your turn.  This is when the contract would be great right?  The contract says, “I do half the work and you do half the work.”

As soon as we start keeping score this is when bitterness and anger sets in.  You feel like you are on the losing team and being totally taken advantage of.  I get that, but it’s our ego that keeps score.  Not our spirit.  Would you be keeping score how many times you helped out a friend maybe watching their children while they have to do something?  No.  Probably not, but you are keeping score on what you do for your own children?  Is that right?

Luckily for me, I started turning inward and discovering who I was, thanks to A Course in Miracles.  This book changed my life, and my marriage.  I love this quote from that book, “When you meet anyone, remember it is a holy encounter. As you see him you will see yourself. As you treat him you will treat yourself.”  I can admit I wasn’t treating my husband, or myself very well for a long time, and I was miserable.  Why?  Because I was thinking we had this Relationship Contract, however, letting go of this contract and my ego is really helping in this area.  Not just with my relationship with my husband but also with everyone around me.  I am starting to treat everyone like they are as important as Jesus to me.

I also love this quote by ACM, “If you attack error in another, you will hurt yourself.”  How true is this?  For those that keep score, doesn’t it really only hurt you?  Is it hurting your loved one by you getting all bitter and angry inside?  No.  It is only hurting you.  Which also makes me think of this quote by Buddha, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”

This Valentine’s Day, and every other day from here forward, let go of your ego and stop the score keeping on your relationship.  Let go of our resentment towards our loved ones, and start treating them like every time you are together it is a holy encounter.  Put the hot coals down, it is really only burning you…not your spouse.  Cherish your loved ones today and make everyday a special day like Valentine’s Day!


Why the Need to be Right?

Since the first day I’ve had my children, I’ve loved every age of their lives.  I would always say to them, “Stay this age forever.”  When they were two and four, I loved it.  When they were 10 and 12 I totally enjoyed them.  Even now, when they are 13 and 15 I still love their age.  Although people would warn me that the teenage years were going to be tough–I am still loving this age.  All ages have their pros and cons for sure, but I’ve always believed that children are what you put into them.  And with me, I guess all the craziness that I’ve put into them has served me well.

I will admit that there are times when their teenaged egos come out that I am quickly trying to remind them that their beasts are on the loose and to reel them in.  In reality, the only thing they really bicker over is whose sport is tougher.  Gymnastics or Baseball.

Picture the conversations.  My daughter trains 17 hours a week in the gym working hard at all different conditioning exercises.  She can whip off 10 chin-ups with her knees held at a 90 degree angle like it is nothing and catapult her body in the air and do two and a half twist while having the proprioception to land dead on her feet.  My son on the other hand couldn’t do the conditioning activities that she can do, but he does throw a mean fast ball quite fast and accurately and can hit the moving sphere over the fence for a home-run.

Their arguments are very equal, and they both are fantastic athletes at their chosen sports.  I try not to get involved in their need to prove themselves except to remind them that it is just their ego’s need to be right…not their consciousness.  In all reality, it matters not who is right or wrong.  But for some reason, human beings have a need to prove themselves.  This really comes out of people when it comes to religion and the right and the wrongs of this topic.

I watch a lot of Youtube videos and I love reading the comments of people.  This is when you see people’s egos really shining through and their need to prove that their way is the only way.  Just like my two children proving their belief of which sport is the best sport.

One of the most recent ones that caught my attention for her eagerness to express her beliefs to the world was from a Melissa Smith and she said, “How can you teach a “principle of religion” without teaching how to worship the GOD of ALL Religions?  Everyone, LORD KRISHNA, Son of Vrindarin, Lord of Dwarka, SUPREME GODHEAD HIMSELF is back!  Jesus, Muhammed or any of the Demigods are NOT the Supreme Lord of this planet and universe.  KRISHNA is LORD, teach them correctly or choose to be chastised by KRISHNA.”

I love the passion in these people, just like I love the passion in my children for their beloved sport, but is there really a right or wrong answer?  Faith is a wonderful gift, and I am happy Melissa Smith has such faith that Krishna is the only way to go, but we all know that Christians’ egos would be rearing it’s head and they would be screaming the verse from John 14:6,“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.””  Christians have that passion and faith too, but this is where the fighting starts.  Rhyming off verses from one spiritual text against the other spiritual text.  Why?  Why the need to be right?  Do we not agree that there is only one God who created the Universe?

This need to prove our faith to be the only way is all ego getting in the way of your consciousness.  Why can’t you just agree to disagree and respect each other’s beliefs?  Imagine how much more peace we would have in this world, if people would just let people love the sport they love and not compare, or let the person love the religion they love without comparison.  Picture a world where people didn’t push their beliefs of their favorite sport on others, or where people didn’t push their beliefs of their religion on others.  Would it be peaceful?

How many of you have had a sweet,  kind-hearted person knock on your door trying to explain to you why you should be interested in hearing about their Savior?  Do you enjoy that?  I love their enthusiasm, and time that they are devoting to try and help people see the world through their eyes!  I’m sure their savior changed their life around and saved them.  That is a story worth telling and sharing for sure and I think it is very honorable, but out of all the people I have opened my door too, I’ve immediately shut my mind off to hearing what they are trying to explain to me.  Again, I think their heart is definitely in the right spot, but my brain isn’t ready to listen to what they have to say.  I need to get there in my own time, and my own way.

Our world has evolved incredibly.  Before I would have been burned at the stake for expressing this to the world.  People would be banished by family members for saying such bold statements.  But, thankfully we are starting to wake up to the thoughts that maybe, there is more to this life than what we’ve been taught.  I like the way Swedenborg explains it all.  He says in Revelation Explained 950.3, “Whatever you love more than anything else, that is your god.”  We might not see ourselves as worshiping any other God but our God, but we are all guilty of having these outside “gods” like work, alcohol, drugs, food, sex, shopping, even a sport.  Whatever your addiction may, be that you are putting ahead of God, then that is worshiping another god.

Doesn’t this make so much sense?  Let’s kill our spiritual egos and stop this fighting over which religion is “the only one” and just love the Divine Creator of this incredible Universe. There is only one!!!