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In this 3-dimensional Universe, I am reflecting back to you what you are thinking, desiring, and wanting. The articles are a reflection of your desires for a more harmonious living and the simple action steps to attain joy, peace, love, understanding, perfect health, abundance, and glorious relationships of your choosing. I say “We are all Deliberate Creators”. We are creating all the time. Now you want to be able to design your life your own way. A desire for a higher awareness of your Being has begun and this heightened awareness causes you to want more and that is very very good. Always remembering that you are the creator, and only you can make the choice to Be. Read on and focus only on what is good for you as you glean through the different articles and the ones that are not in alignment with you will just fall away. Attention is everything. Focus only on what you want. Where your attention is, that is what you are getting. Deliberately create your life. No one is here to drive anything home or force anything to happen for you. Life is suppose to be easy. Be present at all times. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here, today is all you have. Let no one choose for you. You are the One you have been waiting for.

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY!

Humanity has awakened to it’s awareness of pure consciousness state of Being. How to get there from this culture of mind-full-ness to enlightenment – the first step is lit with your desires, the second step is for you to take — follow your heart, follow your calling. Catherine Fleishman

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Word Clearing:

Mind-full-ness: (a take on the word mindfulness) Here I mean the busy mind. Thinking, thinking, constantly thinking mind. We are suppose to be thinking all the time, planning, categorizing, naming, labeling, setting goals, judging, we keep a score card. We believe we are mind attach to a body. We have picked up belief systems from our well meaning relatives and Earth friends. Most of these belief systems no longer serve us. Some have a paralyzing effect, some have protected us from danger, some have served us very well. But our mind is busy.

My commentary:

It is late fall. My friend and I spent early Sunday morning before church to walk in the woods surrounded by a beautiful lake. It was one of my wishes as I have not visited this lake before, so I feel very exhilarated for the newness of the experience we were about to embark and for his thoughtfulness to grant my wish, without letting me know his plans. It was a 2-hour walk. If you’ve ever experience a 2-hour walk with nature you will find your mind quieting down and you become the observer. We saw trees that have been chewed by beavers, accurately, sharply, intently chopped or munched around the bottom of the trunk, some trees ready to topple down. We continued to walk and I started to get playful with my thoughts. I figured it was the work of more than one beaver, maybe two, or three, or more. By the look of the many chiseled trees, there may be an underwater village of beavers. Those happy beavers! I chuckled to myself. If I was a beaver, I know I would be. They must be in water heaven. I imagined and heard them talking to each other as they chomped, saying to each other, “Yummm, my teeth is sharp, buddy, how about yours?” The other one responded, “Come around on this side and see the beauty of my work!” “Do you want to finish this one today or go the next tree?” The other group of beavers shouted “Timber!”

It was so fascinating because the tree looked like the work of two strong and burly lumberjacks, alternately, with their sharp ax whittled the trunk to topple it down. So very fascinating! My friend was admiring the work these creatures as well. to me anyway. It was a thought, without any score card attached to it. Just a passing thought. I am still chuckling to myself, fascinated as to what my mind is doing. As if my mind became suddenly sharp and clear, my senses pure, my body lighter. I was happy coming here, now I am beyond happy.

We continued our adventure. I was eager for more. I looked up and whispered “thank you” looking up to a Higher being. A habit I picked up from my friend. Then we walked and walked through the woods as we followed the path to loop around the lake. My mind had become quiet. I was no longer imagining, nor thinking. Time passed and we were not aware. Other people walked around us to pass us. We were not walking to exercise but it was a good walk. The quieting of the mind brought us an inner awareness.

I saw the swirling leaves of oranges and browns, muted reds and yellows, floating upwards carried off by the gentle wind. Soon we could hear the soft wind against the trees. We could hear the call of the birds, the gentle breeze across the top of the water; I heard the rustling of our feet as we walked through fallen leaves. Then I could feel the roots of the trees against the bottom of my tennis shoes. I saw my friend hugging a tree and rubbing his hands on the bark of the trunk, his face illuminated by the rising Sun. I wanted to follow suit, delayed by a thought. The big blue above is now closer in sight. A small thought bubble, floated by “Is it me thinking this? I could touch the sky!”

I rubbed the tree trunk and looked at the bark closely, it looked like patterns of miniatures ancient statues side-by-side, forming a pattern, “hmmm” (I heard me say that, but I didn’t say it), – correction, patterns of a language, letters, symbols, and the like – – the symbols are communicating to each other or communicating to something. I watch the thought pass, I did not pursue it. But definitely the bark created a pattern of language. There were no words spoken between us for a time, I don’t remember how long. Then a distinct sound had broken through our silence against the backdrop of a stronger wind as we come to half-a-loop around the bend. My friend signaled to halt and listen, he may have put his fingers on his lip to signal me to stay quiet, I don’t remember, but he communicated something to me and I understood. It was the sound of the woodpecker drumming. At that moment, I finally remembered, I knew, I remember now, it was the same feeling when I am by the ocean watching the waves. We had reached a heightened awareness, not many people would experience. We were no longer thinking. We have become the observer. There was me, the body, and there was Me, the Observer.

Have you ever heard a woodpecker do its pecking (drumming) masterfully? Well you ask, “What does masterfully sounds like?” “How can you tell?” Well my answer, “animals don’t know any difference, there is none. They all are, masters at who they are.”

Did you know that there are many different kinds of woodpeckers and their drumming vary in speed and pitch? Have you taken time to truly hear and be absorbed in the act of listening? Really listen. Your mind will become quiet. Your mind will stop thinking for a moment, then many minutes will pass, then time becomes of no consideration. Practice being present and the mind will quietened. Have you ever heard the call of your Being? Listen. Observe. Let your mind quiet down and you will reach a level of awareness where you can be the Eternal You. It is possible and it is attainable.


Here’s a link on woodpeckers drumming:
http://pjdeye.blogspot.com/2009/04/woodpeckers-ii-non-vocal-sounds.html

Exercises to Practice Listening:

A thought came to mind while typing this.

I visited my kickboxing coach while he was vacationing in Cape Hatteras one year. I wanted to teach kickboxing one year. I pursued a kickboxing coach. I went to DC one muggy summer night, by myself, to watch a semi-professional boxing fight. I figured if I was going to find a coach I would find him there. I was determined to find a coach. I went downstairs below the boxing stage to see the other fighters practicing, no one stopped me, they were too busy to worry about this little woman. I got to freely walk about and observe the fighters, the coaches and the how they were training. I locked my eyes on one coach. He kicked his leg without effort like he was slicing butter with his leg and his foot ended up at his boxer’s cheek bone, so shave close, you could hear the hair on the boxer’s cheek cower. He was the One. I was catapulted into the air by my excitement, (well not literally) but my eyes did bug out. I took a big breath in. I waited and tempered my elation. It was time for his guy now to go up and fight. I got his attention briefly, making myself small, as I felt uncomfortable with all the male energy around me. Thank God, I did not wear my 4-inch high heels and red leather mini-skirt and matching red leather jacket. I introduced myself, hurriedly, told him my name, he repeated it, and he told me his name, I wrote it down, (I had a shoulder bag with enough room for a pen and a small notepad, Yes!). “Alan,” he said he could not talk then but gave me his gym’s name in Prince George’s County. I wrote it down, would not remember the name if I didn’t, too excited to memorize anything now. I followed behind them, feeling a bit better than I belonged, as now I got to talk to a coach and I am trailing behind him, so I had the courage to stay and watch the fight. I booked outta’ there as fast as I could, holding my heart with one hand, so it wouldn’t fall off, as I am too excited.

The following week I visited his boxing gym. I knocked on the small window and asked for him. The person behind the barred small window, directed me to walk around his cubby hole, (more like a cage) and pointed me to the locker room. I found Alan’s corner, he was not there, but there was a big note posted on the cork board. It said I am at the Outer Banks, in Cape Hatteras, his address there was listed, and said if you want to stop by and visit, feel free, call ahead of time. They were staying in one house one week and moving to another house for the second week. I was there on Saturday morning and it looked like they would be moving to the next house the following day.

I hurried home. I packed my kids and husband and I said we are invited to go to Cape Hatteras for the week. My husband asked, “Who invited us?” I said, “My coach,” (not really yet, but my coach to be). Cape Hatteras was dark, not a single light bulb exists, as if I was in pre-Thomas Edison era. On an aside the first electric light bulb was invented in 1809. Seventy years later (1879) Edison discovered that a carbon filament in an oxygen-free bulb glowed but did not burn up for 40 hours. Edison eventually produced a bulb that could glow for over 1500 hours. The island looked liked there was a black out, not even the light house was lit. There was no reason that Thomas Edison’s light bulb should be outlawed in the islands. We got there about 3 am in the morning. No GPS works here either and no cell phone alive. Cape Hatteras is nowhere on the map, in a remote Island surrounded by water. I know that was the definition of an island, I was making a point here. We got a map, we got directions before driving, but you couldn’t read the street names. We had to turn at every street close to where we think the house is so an hour later we found the house. I courageously knocked on the door. (I had a 4-month old baby and a one-half year old toddler in the car waiting and a puzzled husband). A woman answered through a window and asked who I was. I said, “It’s Cathy, tell Alan, I met him at the fight, and I saw his note, and I am here to visit.” I heard the woman yell my name, and someone answered back, “Who?” I repeated myself; “we met at the fight a week ago.” “Oh”, he said, “Okay, let her in.” I half hollered, muffling my voice, “I brought my 2 daughters and my husband, they are waiting in the car” he mumbled back, “huh, okay, okay, fine, fine, let them in.” I could imagine his half opened eyes, making sense of what is going on in the wee hours of the morning. His wife showed us an empty room and we slept happily ever after, until the following morning.

Alan and his wife were very hospitable, generous, and kind. We helped them move to the next vacation house, we followed them there and spent two days with my new coach. He agreed to train me. He was the United States Olympic Kickboxing coach. My husband was introduced wind surfing. Our babies helped Alan complete a 1000-piece puzzle. And we went home. This story was now on paper because I wanted to give you an exercise for quieting the mind and learn or experience to be fully-present.

Exercises: – Practice Observing:

I see the blue peaks of the ocean creating a lively line dance across the top of the waters at Cape Hatteras with the colorful sails of the boats carried by the wind across the landscape of my window through a pair of binoculars. The dark skin of the wind surfers glistening as the Sun rays bounces off their moist skin.

Just below the window, I could see my husband now beginning to learn to stand and hold the sail up after falling hundreds of times. The little one crawling back and forth looking at the same scene I was observing. I watched my year-and-half old, with her tiny delicate fingers, matching the small tiny puzzle pieces just the right size for her. I noticed her intently, meticulously move the pieces about. She was having no anxiety over the 1000 pieces in front of her. The activity was neither big nor small, easy or difficult, she was absorbed, time was not in her mind. I gave her no instructions or prodding. I let her be. She’s (still) a genius, pure positive energy – without adults protecting her from any disappointments-of not being good or old enough to complete the puzzle. Alan taught her to find the pieces that had the straight edges first, for the borders. He said those were the key pieces to isolate to one side. And once she found those she could now begin piecing the frame of the picture. She found most of them. Both girls were quiet; they were caught up in their activity, like me. I stayed present as I continued to watch the scenery in front of me, my binoculars moving across horizontally, effortless, to view the lines of boats and the colorful displays of sails blown by the wind, aware of the two girls, and his wife, in the kitchen, preparing lunch. I repeat the process, of observation, now my mind quiet, I have become the Observer. I was not moving the binoculars horizontally anymore, the activities had become a motionless symphony. Time stood still. My mind – still. My thoughts, which thoughts? I asked myself. No answer came. I was happy and content.

More mind exercises came to mind such as watching a soccer game and seeing through the eyes of a 4-year old barely 2 1/2 feet in height. Through his eyes, he could see running feet, black cleats, white socks, green and white striped pants, up, down, over and over, legs moving back and forth and side to side, the dance of the soccer players, the bodies sweeping forward and back across the field in unison. A great dance to observe, especially for an adult, seeing through the innocent eyes of a young boy of pure consciousness.

I will add more life to this in another writing. There’s much more to share with you. My heart is full of Joy. It is 3 am and I would like to post this article before the morning sun rises to make another glorious Sunrise. When you wake up, it is Today, that is the only time we have, Today, here in the East Coast.

I wish you all the best of everything. Love one another in a sacred way in the celebration of life. You are on holy ground. You are Beloved, Observer. Be present. Observe. Nothing more than that and that is all there is to that.

To be continued…

Love Live, Live Love.

Catherine

THOUGHTS FOR THE DAY! ON THIS GLORIOUS DAY, TODAY FEBRUARY 25, 2012

We have come to identify with time and mind. We are the thinking mind and we are because we are tied to time, who would we be if we disregard time? We have a past to live up to. We have war to prepare for and battles to win. So we need time. Our ego says so. Our ego protects us from mind and time. Ego feels our survival depends on time and mind. And so we ego our way into existence or was it that Ego wants to ensure it’s own survival. Without time and mind, Ego cannot exist. But there is always an inner calling, a tug, sometimes faint, sometimes too fast of a feeling to even know. Just one of those things, we dismiss it. We are too busy in our mind-full-ness to be aware or reflect. Every single minute of our working hour counts to meeting deadlines. And we do it again and yet again. Have you ever heard your calling? Have you ever stopped to hear the call? Your Eternal call? Yes? No?

There is a gap between our thinking. Silence ushers in the gap. The longer the silence, the wider the gap. The reason your calling is a fleeting feeling because the gap is too narrow. The gap is the doorway to your Being. Stop to listen. Widen the gap. Observe the flag on the rooftop blown by the wind. Observe the symphony of the grass bend without resisting the wind. Observe the wheels of a bicycle going around and around. Nature has a pattern, a repeating pattern. Observe the Sun and the Moon arrive at the same height on the horizon opposite each other. Be the Observer. Be totally Present and you will experience Being. Catherine Fleishman

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Dear God,

It was not all of a sudden – but it was a clear and definite departure- a kind of resolve and that somehow a goodbye was released. I felt it first, but it was distant. He was distant. He no longer caressed my hands. He had a resolved – not to be – here – with me. He had a puzzling energy. I could not comprehend nor do I want to. I was not prepared, I am not ready. What am I to do?

Because of my asking, wanting and desiring, I received a gift – a gift is not a gift until it is received. I received a second gift. I am a grateful receiver. I receive a gift of understanding. I understood.

I cried for many hours, many days, many months, and then a third gift came. I let go and I understood. I understood and I mourned – the third gift. The gift of mourning to release, I understood, I let go, and I mourned.

Wherever we were, driving, or whatever we were doing, we were always hand-in-hand and he caressed my hand exclusively. I felt his kindness through and through. I fell in love with him. He told me there are many people I can love. He said to channel the love I have for him to the rest of the human family. I learned to focus the first gift of sweetness and kindness, innocent Love, and because I am a grateful receiver I gave freely. I understood. I let go of my love for him and I released it to my human family.

The first gift penetrating still in my very soul, because of my asking and wanting, and desiring for more knowledge, more understanding, more clarity, and because I am a grateful receiver, I received another gift of higher clarity and of understanding on still another higher plane of understanding – the Art of Allowing. He is free to be and I am free to be as well.

Love is Love. You cannot stop it, hold it, contain it, or keep it in, hide it or bury it, or lock it in place or lock it in a box or lock it in your heart. Love is the expression of life. Love must be lived. Love must be released into the Universe and with it the rest of the human family is glorified. Love and life is to be lived in all of its glory, in all its faces and expressions.

– It brings a smile to a child
– It brings wholeness to the soul
– It brings good things to those recipient of Love
– It brings expression of life; the flowers bloom at just the right time to express its beauty to the beholder of the moment
– It brings reality and meaning to why we are here in this time and space.

And so I am here, My Darling, My Love, to express this Love for you, this Love for life,

this Love for humanity, this Love of Living in this brief moment of Life.

Because of my gifts and I am a grateful receiver, I learned that I cannot be less than Loving.

I cannot hide my Love for you for I am Love

I am in Love with this Life and of living

This Love for Life is alive and present in every moment.

I cannot be less than I am, I cannot be less than Love, I am Love.

And so on this New Year’s Day, I found my freedom.

I am free. I am free to Love,
I am free to express,
I am free to live it,
I am free to be only and only to Love – to

Love and Live on Purpose.

The path to Spirituality is not about holding on or holding in, it is about letting go,

I let go and l give my Love to all of you and

I Let God in.

Your Catherine


My commentary:

You may replace the word God with the name you use for the Higher Being, some may refer to it as Alah, Buddha, Jehovah, My Lord, it is you who create.

Love is a very touchy subject for most of us, it is in the same ranking as health and money. We grew up observing that we are all exclusively in love with just one person and that is good because we live in a monogamous society. We are not taught though to love the human family as a whole, but no matter, I learn to focus my love outside of who I desired, and at that time he was not ready to return that love to me not that he did not love me, there were other competing circumstances because of this I was able to let go expecting nothing in return, but I loved anyway and never stopped loving him and we did not stop seeing each other on another level of love. Once I mourned and released that exclusivity of my love for him, I was able to live my life in a state of peace and bliss. I did not compromise. Love is Love. I reached a higher level of understanding. Transcendental Meditation really help me throughout all of this. The writings you are reading here in my blog are all created from a transcendental state. All throughout I was in love and in love with life. Four years later, my soul mate and I enjoy our togetherness and our life is full of sweetness, kindness, innocence, pure love, respect, harmony, and peace. We call our home, our sanctuary.

Every relationship must be in a sacred way, in a holy place, and in the celebration of life. Whereever you are, look around you, love for the sake of Love, for the sake of you, me, and others.

Some days I would leave before him, after we’ve shared our morning tea, to teach my Yoga class, and I would come home, and he had already left for work, I would come home before him and I would find half of an orange or an apple or half a chocolate, he left it for me to share with me. We share everything. I would laugh sometime because I would tell him that if I ate half of everything I would end up as tall as him. I wrote the article about the meaning of two, two representing Unity, not two but one, a Perfect One. This reminds me of that piece of writing under http://followcatherine.com/roasted-red-peppers-and-eggplant-a-dichotomy-of-two-but-really-one-a-perfect-one/

Word Clearing: Mourn: to feel or express grief or sorrow

I am a practitioner of the Law of Attraction for many years now. The book I use to study this subject matter and I consider my bible is “Ask and It is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks. The fourth gift I mention here is the Art of Allowing (which is the 3rd Step of the Law of Attraction process). So here are some excerpts for you.

Reference: Art of Allowing

Art of Allowing: The practiced process of deliberately choosing your subjects of attention, with a keen awareness of how that perspective feels to you. By deliberately choosing thoughts that feel good, you achieve vibrational alignment with your Source of Well-Being.

Rediscover the Art of Allowing Your Natural Well-Being
We want you to rediscover your innate ability to allow the Well-Being of this Universe to flow steadily and unrestricted into your experience, and we call this discipline the Art of Allowing. It is the Art of Allowing the Well-Being-which makes up every particle of that which you are and that which you come from-to continue to flow through you as you continue to be. The Art of Allowing is the art of no longer resisting the Well-Being that you deserve; the Well-Being that is natural; the Well-Being that is your legacy, your Source, and your very Being


Chapter 10
The Three Steps to Whatever You Want to Be, Do, or Have
The Creative Process is conceptually a simple one. It consists of just three steps:

• Step 1 (your work): You ask.
• Step 2 (not your work): The answer is given.
• Step 3 (your work): The answer, which has been given, must be received or allowed (you have to let it in

Step 1: You Ask:

Because of the wonderful and diverse environment in which you are focused, Step 1 comes easily and automatically, for this is how your natural preferences are born. Everything-from your subtle or even unconscious desires to clear, precise, vivid ones- results from the contrasting experiences of your day-to¬day life. Desires (or asking) are the natural by-product of your exposure to this environment of fantastic variety and contrast. And so, Step 1 comes naturally.

Step 2: The Universe Answers:

Step 2 is a simple step for you, for it is not your work at all. Step 2 is the work of the Non-Physical, the work of the GOD Force. All things that you ask for, large and small, are immediately understood and fully offered, without exception. Every point of Consciousness has the right and the ability to ask, and all points of Consciousness are honored and responded to immediately. When you ask, it is given. Every time. Your “asking” is sometimes spoken with your words, but more often it emanates from you vibrationally as a constant stream of personally honed preferences, each building on the next, and each one respected and answered.

Every question is answered. Every desire is given. Every prayer is answered. Every wish is granted. But the reason that many would argue with that truth, holding up examples of unfulfilled desires from their own life experiences, is because they have not yet understood and completed the very important Step 3-for without the completion of this step, the existence of Steps 1 and 2 could go unnoticed.

Step 3: You Allow It In:
Step 3 is the application of the Art of Allowing. It is really the reason your guidance system exists. It is the step whereby you tune the vibrational frequency of your Being to match the vibrational frequency of your desire. In the same way that your radio tuner must be set to match the frequency of the broadcasting station you desire to hear, the vibrational frequency of your Being must match the frequency of your desire. And we call that the Art of Allowing-that is, allowing what you are asking for. Unless you are in the receiving mode, your questions, even though they have been answered, will seem unanswered to you; your prayers will not seem to be answered, and your desires will not be fulfilled-not because your wishes have not been heard, but because your vibrations are not a match, so you are not letting them in.

PS:
I am resending this Blog to all of you on this Happy Valentines Day. Thank you for all of your glorious comments. I am grateful. I am inspired to keep writing as they flow from my thoughts, to flow to my hand, and pen, then onto paper and to share them with you.

Love Live, Live Love (LLLL)
Catherine

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It is a Blustery Day! Indeed.

Last Friday, a friend asked me “what does the word “blustery” mean?” I thought for a moment and the first thing that came to mind was Winnie the Pooh and the other Walt Disney characters.  He acknowledged my response and thanked me.

It is now Monday and that question kept reappearing in my thoughts.  I am getting ready to sit down to write and this word blustery kept creeping in in my consciousness and so I followed my intuition.  I looked up “Winnie the Pooh and blustery” in Wikipedia.  Sure enough there is a movie, “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day” which won the 1968 Academy Award for Animated Short Film.

 Here’s the plot

The story takes place when the east wind trades places with the west wind, stirring things up a bit all through the Hundred Acre Woods. At the beginning of this story, while Winnie-the-Pooh is at his “thoughtful spot” trying to think of something, Gopher pops out of the ground and tells him that it is “Winds-day” (a play on “Wednesday”), whereupon Pooh decides to wish everybody “Happy Winds-day.” He visits his friend Piglet, who wears a scarf around his neck on this day. Piglet is blown into the air, his scarf unraveling all the while, and Pooh grabs hold of him. As they fly like a kite through the air over the other characters’ heads, Pooh wishes Kanga, Roo, Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl a happy Winds-day. However, once they arrive at Owl’s treehouse, he informs them that the wind is due to “a mild spring zephyr” rather than to a particular holiday. During the windstorm, Owl’s house is knocked down, so Eeyore volunteers to house-hunt for Owl. That night, Pooh hears an unfamiliar noise coming from elsewhere in the Hundred Acre Wood. Someone knocks on Pooh’s door, and then Tigger bounces inside in search of something to eat. He tries some honey but gets disgusted and decides, “Yuck! Tiggers don’t like honey!”  Before leaving Pooh’s house, Tigger tells him that there are Heffalumps and Woozles in the forest that steal honey. After which, he says goodbye and bounces off. Pooh, frightened by Tigger’s tale, takes it upon himself to guard his honey, but eventually falls fast asleep. As he is sleeping, he has a nightmare about Heffalumps and Woozles stealing his honey and chasing him around. Note:  Excerpted from Wikipedia and there’s a link at the bottom for you to continue this wonderful story.

I woke up this morning and looked outside and said to myself it is one of those blustery days – windy as depicted in the Winnie the Pooh movie plus wintery cold temperature.  Sure enough, I stepped outside ready to project myself into this time space reality, meditate on my rock, walk and write whatever inspired me – it is windy and cold. I think this is the first time I’ve felt winter here on the East Coast this year. I fumbled for my Android phone while walking to my car, hoping it would start, to look at the temperature, it is 20⁰. Ok, It is definitely a wintery – blustery day for the first time this year — the east wind trading places with the west wind and 20⁰.

I drove to the board walk around the lake in the shopping complex where I lived surrounded by restaurants, shops, and two Marriott Hotels facing the lake.  I look forward to meditating.  I parked my car inside the above ground parking lot, to protect my car from this blustery day and so when I returned I do not have to be blown by the strong wind mixed with winter cold.  During rainy days, I did not mind being outdoors just did not like it when the rain goes diagonal blown by the wind and there’s no preparation for that except to cover yourself with a rain coat, but then, I want to feel nature against my skin, so windy is not ideal for me in the rain. I took my heavy gloves, as this windy cold day called for it.  Then I realized I want to walk and read too, so with these heavy gloves, this thing I truly desire to do, will not work. What is true for me is true for me, so I say it, then it is, I am a deliberate creator, good and bad.  No matter, I dismiss the thought (which was a counter-thought to my desire), that it is impossible to experience what I want this morning, walk and read, meditate, then write. No matter, I restated my postulate.  I continued onward.

It has been many days since I sat on my meditation rock facing the lake, a big tree, now bare, behind me. This tree protected me from the heat of the Sun in the summer, now I want that it protect me from buffeting wind.  The rock sits at the one end of the lake, Sun rises over it, the Marriott Hotel hovering over the tree and rock, so Sun’s rays and heat will not reached it till the Sun is above around 12o’clock, noon.

First, I need to warm my body, so I headed to Starbucks to order my favorite drink, “soy misto,” which called for 50/50 coffee and soy milk. The guys behind the counter knows me, but had not seen me in awhile, so the Barista, a good guy, asked me if I want the usual and I said “Yes”, mild, but this time 25/25, since I rarely drink coffee, 25% caffeine, 25% decaf, it has become a habit, plus as I walked around the lake the hot coffee cup warmed my hands, while I walk around the lake, with my other hand holding a book and would switched the cup and the book to warm both hands, one at a time.  Man it is cold out here, since I have not been outdoors every day; I have not acclimated to the change in weather.  I paid for the coffee, the Barista, knowing I had lost my Starbucks gold card, which gave me a free refill, and discount on my drink, rang me and said you can go on the website and register the card which I gave him and suggest that I link it to my gold card which Starbucks actually emailed me this week, though I did not open the email, I know from reading the subject line, that said, it was in the mail.  I responded to his kindness and I said I knew and I will, just could not remember to do it when I get home and in front of my computer, because I am now receiving from my followers and subscribers about 100 comments a day. I wanted to connect to all of you, the subscribers of my blog, so the website needed attending to.

He added, “I used my partner card so you got a discount,” I said “sweet” ”awesome” and “thank you.”

I fixed my coffee, a dash or two of chocolate powder and a packet of brown sugar. It looks so yummy, I could taste the vanilla soy milk in my mouth and I like the feeling of the hot drink burning my tongue, stirring my coffee, my mind kept considering the blustery cold and wind outside, feeling the warmth inside Starbucks, I chose to sit and read instead. I always go with my intuition, not forcing anything or to make things happen, it is not my job. I am here for the joy and thrill of life.

My job is to follow my intuition, listen to the soft voice inside, and go with it.  I sat and read for about an hour and a half.  I could not put the book down and I lost track of time. The book is from a favorite author of mine, some years back.  I am revisiting some of the books I had been reading previous to my decision to write again.  I was engaged, rather a better description would be “entrenched”, rooted at my chair, holding my breath, can’t wait to turn to the next page but at the same time I did not want to miss a word, the story is so compellingly good.   Finally, I decided this is my last chapter, completed it, closed the book with finality and turned it face down.  I am going for a walk and meditate, spend time with nature and my Source.  That is final!  I got up to get a refill before my final decision to walk.  Another Barista is helping me this time and he started to strike a conversation with me.   He casually said while continuing to prepare my drink, “I have not seen you in awhile,” I responded, “I’ve been bunkered in, following my intuition to finally write my stories I had been writing and accumulating.  I decided to follow my calling, I surrendered to my purpose. I want to publish my writings this year. I had been publishing some of my writing, via a blog, testing the Internet audience,” which is a lot, touching many people around the world.  I paused for a moment, just now comprehending the enormity of it all.  What did I, we, do before the Internet? He continued, “You’ve been writing long?” I said “Yes, since I was a kid.” I added “check it out, just type in followcatherine” no spaces, and I spelled it for him, he said he would, and I said “Have a great day.”  “Oh, I forgot to pay you”, he responded “you’re good, I got you covered.”  “Thank you,”  I said, and I walked outside.

I looked up and whispered gratefully, “Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.” 

This is the second act of kindness I received today.

On a side note, did you know that the person receiving the kindness, the person giving the kindness, and the third person observing the kindness, all three, benefit from one single act of kindness?  The Observer, the Receiver, and the Giver are all benefiting from the vibrational frequency of a single act of kindness which is equivalent to Love.  I also want to mention the Law of Reciprocal Exchange or the Law of Giving, that “as you are giving you are already receiving,” (paraphrased here) it is a simultaneous act and a universal law (I chose small letter “u” for the word universal, because, I believe, and I am not for certain, whether this law also exist elsewhere outside of our planet Earth, physical time space reality.  Just to give you a distinction here, gravity is unique to Earth, not in other universes, so gravity is not a Universal Law.  This is my own interpretation; I probably picked up this paradigm from reading Abraham Hicks books.

I tucked the book under my left arm, coffee on my right hand, oops, then switched the coffee to my left, so I could put the hood over my head to protect me from the wind. I continued to walk. I am feeling some emotions welling up inside me, I began to sob, cry, then weep, I continued to weep, not understanding why, and while weeping, scanned through my senses, my chest is tight, my heart felt like it had been ripped apart from me, and I wept and wept, I continued to walk and gave in to my weeping, now I am starting to wail, I am bent over now, shove the hood more to cover my face, now wet with tears dripping down my cheeks.  Thank goodness, the early morning crowd did not show up for their normal daily walk, the blustery wintery morning is a big factor.  I decided to let this emotion pass, continued walking, continued weeping, I decided to surrendered to it, the weeping slowly subsiding, my chest starting to loosen up and my heart beginning to heal and soften, now I could look up, freeing my back allowing it to straightened so I could walk normally.

I continued my walk around the lake, still questioning myself, from whence did this crying come from?  I scanned a bit more, deeper, in the recesses of my soul, and there it was, revealed to me by my subconscious mind, so plain and simple. I am human too, with emotions. The book I was reading had slowly been ripping my heart apart from me and finally became evident that the act of kindness of the second Barista was the catalyst to bring the weeping into full circle into this reality. The book I was reading touched a chord in me; it presented our human character in its glory and brilliance and in its demise and downfall.  The main character, a heroic character, from the caste of the Warriors, a man of honor and strength, skilled and master of the peasant bow (or commonly referred to as the long bow measures more than a man’s height), had been captured, and had to choose to die or to live, found himself giving up his code of honor, burning with shame, dishonored his city, and given the choice to die with honor and be thrown into the sea or to choose life and be enslaved, he chose to live and be a slave than to die with honor.  The book had stirred my emotions. The author had cleverly weaved the story through the main character’s narration, from his point of view, the story of humanity’s strength and frailty, his love for two women, losing both, his mastery of the long bow would not help him now, of pride and prowess, feeling his disgust for the despicable cutthroats and brigands, then dismissing his feelings for them, as these brigands are truer to themselves than he is. He is not like them hiding behind the shield and symbol of the stone of his city, he failure and succumbed, not worthy of the people he loved and the stone of his city.  He could no longer be the Warrior again, he could no longer look at his people eye to eye, he betrayed his father, his teacher in mastering the sword, and he discovered that he is not the man he thought he was. He hated himself.  I felt his agony.  The story touched every fiber of my flesh and bone and challenged my emotional pain threshold. How long could he go on and on about the frailty of our human kind, how is he going to redeem himself, and on and on I read, page after page, chapter after chapter, silently, covertly, the plight of this Warrior invoking deep emotions in me, feeling the anguish and torment of what the hero is experiencing, so I wept, I wept for him, I wept for our humanity.  I kept weeping until I finally released all those emotions of our vulnerability, of being human.  The muscles of my arms and chest is beginning to release from tightness, I decided to write this down for you bringing me back to this present moment of an inspired life.

I knew that the saga of this man will continue in other pages and I know that there is a story to be told, a story of sorrow and defeat, a story of grandeur and salvation, because this is our story, and we will survive it all, until we decide to end it, and it is our personal choice to choose a life of bliss or a life of sorrow, at the right moment, at the right time.  For now, I am content, to rejoice and choose a purposeful and inspired Life!

Later that night, a storm floods the Hundred Acre Woods, and Piglet becomes trapped in his home. He writes a bottle-note for help just before the waters carry him away riding a chair. While eating his breakfast, Pooh is trapped in a honey pot and floats away from his home as well. The remaining characters gather at Christopher Robin’s house, due to it being on ground that’s too high for the water to reach, and Christopher reads Piglet’s message. He then sends Owl to inform Piglet of a rescue plan in the works, but just after he delivers the news, Piglet and Pooh are mixed up in a waterfall which switches Piglet to the honey pot and Pooh to the chair. When they arrive together at Christopher Robin’s house, he mistakenly thinks that Pooh rescued Piglet, and throws a hero party for Pooh. During the party, Eeyore announces that he has found a new home for Owl. When he leads the gang to Piglet’s house, the others are shocked and try to tell Eeyore that Piglet already lives there. However, Piglet reluctantly decides to give his home to Owl, and Pooh offers to let Piglet live with him. Pooh suggests to Christopher Robin that the hero party should become a two-hero party because of Piglet’s generosity. He agrees, and the characters celebrate both Pooh’s and Piglet’s good deeds that day. (See full excerpt of this movie below from Wikipedia.)

This came to mind, while writing, “We come from goodness, we are absolutely good.” I usually say this to my students during and after “Savasana,” (Corpse Pose), close to the end of the class, the relaxation portion of the Yoga class.

I live a beautiful life, opted to leave a 5-star life, to the life of a writer. I chose to live inspired (in-Spirit) in every moment. I succumbed to the story of humanity, our frailty and vulnerability, briefly.  I choose to celebrate our goodness, our strength, our ability to adapt, our desire to live and to come together for the common good and survival of mankind. We dare choose to get up when we are down on our knees. We choose to conquer again and fight together for the freedom  of choice, all for the good of the many.  I am inspired, I am rooting for humanity “more of this please” for this wonderful existence in this magnificent glorious Blue Planet, Earth!

We are worth redeeming just because we exist and we need not do anything more than that. I am content. I am satisfied with life in this wonderful time, in this wonderful Earth space, in this wonderful body, and in this wonderful Universe.

Namaste!

I honor in you that place where we are all One!

Love Live, Live Love

Catherine

I wish you safe travel, smooth flowing traffic, great parking spaces, inspiring moments, of purpose, and of harmonious relationships and experiences of love, kindness, sweetness, and experiences of unending, unspeakable, outrageous Joy!

I love you all!

Your Catherine,
Love and Live on Purpose!!

WORD CLEARING

(From Merriam-Webster Dictionary)

Barista: a person who makes and serves coffee (as espresso) to the public
Blustery:  windy
Buffet: something that strikes with telling force
Bunker:  dug out
Entrench:  to place within or surround with a trench especially for defense
(I used the entrench here to describe being inside the trenches, meaning I am there, focused, going nowhere, there with full attention)
Comprehend:  to grasp the nature, significance, or meaning of
Covert:  Hidden (intention)
Enormity: the quality or state of being huge; a quality of momentous importance or impact
Indeed:  to be sure,without a doubt
Saga: a modern heroic narrative
Savasana (Corpse Pose) In Yoga, relaxation posture lying on your back.
Whence: from what place, source, or cause.

From the Book, “Ask and it is Given”by Jerry and Esther Hicks:

Vibration:  the response of harmony or discord of all  things to all thngs;
Vibrational Frequency:  A state of vibration

References from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste

Namaste:  It is a customary greeting when individuals meet, and a valediction upon their parting. A non-contact form of salutation is traditionally preferred in India and Namaste is the most common form of such a salutation. Namaste is derived from Sanskrit and is a combination of two words, “Namaḥ” and “te”. “Namaḥ” means ‘bow’ and “te” means ‘to you’

Therefore, Namaste literally means “bow to you” translated as “I bow to you”. In detail, “Naman Astitva” means the recognition of one’s existence by another person. In other words, when one says “Namaste” to another it means “I salute or recognize your presence or existence in society and the universe.”

When spoken to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest. This gesture, called  “Añjali Mudrā” or “Pranamasana,” can also be performed wordlessly and carries the same meaning.

Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnie_the_Pooh_and_the_Blustery_Day

The story takes place when the east wind trades places with the west wind, stirring things up a bit all through the Hundred Acre Woods. At the beginning of this story, while Winnie-the-Pooh is at his “thoughtful spot” trying to think of something, Gopher pops out of the ground and tells him that it is “Winds-day” (a play on “Wednesday”), whereupon Pooh decides to wish everybody “Happy Winds-day.” He visits his friend Piglet, who wears a scarf around his neck on this day. Piglet is blown into the air, his scarf unraveling all the while, and Pooh grabs hold of him. As they fly like a kite through the air over the other characters’ heads, Pooh wishes Kanga, Roo, Eeyore, Rabbit, and Owl a happy Winds-day. However, once they arrive at Owl’s treehouse, he informs them that the wind is due to “a mild spring zephyr” rather than to a particular holiday. During the windstorm, Owl’s house is knocked down, so Eeyore volunteers to house-hunt for Owl. That night, Pooh hears an unfamiliar noise coming from elsewhere in the Hundred Acre Wood. Someone knocks on Pooh’s door, then Tigger bounces inside in search of something to eat. He tries some honey but gets disgusted and decides, “Yuck! Tiggers don’t like honey!”. Before leaving Pooh’s house, Tigger tells him that there are Heffalumps and Woozles in the forest that steal honey. After which, he says goodbye and bounces off. Pooh, frightened by Tigger’s tale, takes it upon himself to guard his honey, but eventually falls fast asleep. As he is sleeping, he has a nightmare about Heffalumps and Woozles stealing his honey and chasing him around.

Later that night, a storm floods the Hundred Acre Woods, and Piglet becomes trapped in his home. He writes a bottle-note for help just before the waters carry him away riding a chair. While eating his breakfast, Pooh is trapped in a honey pot and floats away from his home as well. The remaining characters gather at Christopher Robin’s house, due to it being on ground that’s too high for the water to reach, and Christopher reads Piglet’s message. He then sends Owl to inform Piglet of a rescue plan in the works, but just after he delivers the news, Piglet and Pooh are mixed up in a waterfall which switches Piglet to the honey pot and Pooh to the chair. When they arrive together at Christopher Robin’s house, he mistakenly thinks that Pooh rescued Piglet, and throws a hero party for Pooh. During the party, Eeyore announces that he has found a new home for Owl. When he leads the gang to Piglet’s house, the others are shocked and try to tell Eeyore that Piglet already lives there. However, Piglet reluctantly decides to give his home to Owl, and Pooh offers to let Piglet live with him. Pooh suggests to Christopher Robin that the hero party should become a two-hero party because of Piglet’s generosity. He agrees, and the characters celebrate both Pooh’s and Piglet’s good deeds that day.

 

 

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Four Gifts, I am a Grateful Receiver

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Dear God,

It was not all of a sudden – but it was a clear and definite departure- a kind of resolve and that somehow a goodbye was released. I felt it first, but it was distant. He was distant. He no longer caressed my hands. He had a resolved – not to be – here – with me. He had a puzzling energy. I could not comprehend nor do I want to. I was not prepared, I am not ready. What am I to do?

Because of my asking, wanting and desiring, I received a gift – a gift is not a gift until it is received. I received a second gift. I am a grateful receiver. I receive a gift of understanding. I understood.

I cried for many hours, many days, many months, and then a third gift came. I let go and I understood. I understood and I mourned – the third gift. The gift of mourning to release, I understood, I let go, and I mourned.

Wherever we were, driving, or what whatever we were doing, we were always hand-in-hand and he caressed my hand exclusively. I felt his kindness through and through. I fell in love with him. He told me there are many people I can love. He said to channel the love I have for him to the rest of the human family. I learned to focus the first gift of sweetness and kindness, innocent Love, and because I am a grateful receiver I gave freely. I understood. I let go of my love for him and I released it to my human family.

The first gift penetrating still in my very soul, because of my asking and wanting, and desiring for more knowledge, more understanding, more clarity, and because I am a grateful receiver, I received another gift of higher clarity and of understanding on still another higher plane of understanding – the Art of Allowing. He is free to be and I am free to be as well.

Love is Love. You cannot stop it, hold it, contain it, or keep it or keep it in, hide it or bury it, or lock it in place or lock it in a box or lock it in your heart. Love is the expression of life. Love must be lived. Love must be released into the Universe and with it the rest of the human family is glorified. Love and life is to be lived in all of its glory, in all its faces and expressions.

– It brings a smile to a child
– It brings wholeness to the soul
– It brings good things to those recipient of Love
– It brings expression of life; the flowers bloom at just the right time to express its beauty to the beholder of the moment
– It brings reality and meaning to why we are here in this time and space.

And so I am here, My Darling, My Love, to express this Love for you, this Love for life,

this Love for humanity, this Love of living in this brief moment of Life.

Because of my gifts and I am a grateful receiver, I learned that I cannot be less than Loving.

I cannot hide my Love for you for I am Love

I am in Love with this Life and of living

This Love for Life is alive and present in every moment.

I cannot be less than I am, I cannot be less than Love, I am Love.

And so on this New Year’s Day, I found my freedom.

I am free. I am free to Love,
I am free to express,
I am free to live it,
I am free to be only and only to Love – to

Love and Live on Purpose.

The path to Spirituality is not about holding on or holding in, it is about letting go,

I let go and l give my Love to all of you and

I Let God in.

Your Catherine


My commentary:

You may replace the word God with the name you use for the Higher Being, some may refer to it as Alah, Buddha, Jehovah, My Lord, it is you who create.

Love is a very touchy subject for most of us, it is in the same ranking as Health and Money. We grew up observing that we are all exclusively in love with just one person and that is good because we live in a monogamous society. We are not taught though to love the human family as a whole, but no matter, I learn to focus my love outside of who I desired, and at that time he was not ready to return that love to me not that he did not love me, there were other competing circumstances because of this I was able to let go expecting nothing in return, but I loved anyway and never stopped loving him and we did not stop seeing each other on another level of love. Once I mourned and released that exclusivity of my love for him, I was able to live my life in a state of peace and bliss. I did not compromise. Love is Love. I reached a higher level of understanding. Transcendental Meditation really help me throughout all of this. The writings you are reading here in my blog are all created from a transcendental state. All throughout I was in love and in love with life. Four years later, my Soul Mate and I enjoy our togetherness and our life is full of sweetness, kindness, innocence, pure love, respect, harmony, and peace. We call our home, our sanctuary.
Every relationship must be in a sacred way, in a holy place, and in the celebration of life.

Some days I would leave before him, after we’ve shared our morning tea, to teach my Yoga class, and I would come home, and he had already left for work, I would come home before him and I would find half of an orange or an apple or chocolate, he left it for me to share with me. We share everything. I would laugh sometime because I would tell him that if I ate half of everything I would end up as tall as him. I wrote the article about the meaning of two, two representing Unity, not two but one, A perfect one. This reminds me of that piece of writing under http://followcatherine.com/roasted-red-peppers-and-eggplant-a-dichotomy-of-two-but-really-one-a-perfect-one/

Word Clearing:  Mourn: to feel or express grief or sorrow

I am a practitioner of the Law of Attraction for many years  now. The book I use to study this subject matter and I consider my bible is “Ask and It is Given” by Jerry and Esther Hicks. The fourth gift I mention here is the Art of Allowing (which is the 3rd Step of the Law of Attraction process) So here are some excerpts for you.

Reference: Art of Allowing

Art of Allowing: The practiced process of deliberately choosing your subjects of attention, with a keen awareness of how that perspective feels to you. By deliberately choosing thoughts that feel good, you achieve vibrational alignment with your Source of Well-Being.

Rediscover the Art of Allowing Your Natural Well-Being
We want you to rediscover your innate ability to allow the Well-Being of this Universe to flow steadily and unrestricted into your experience, and we call this discipline the Art of Allowing. It is the Art of Allowing the Well-Being-which makes up every particle of that which you are and that which you come from-to continue to flow through you as you continue to be. The Art of Allowing is the art of no longer resisting the Well-Being that you deserve; the Well-Being that is natural; the Well-Being that is your legacy, your Source, and your very Being


Chapter 10
The Three Steps to Whatever You Want to Be, Do, or Have
The Creative Process is conceptually a simple one. It consists of just three steps:

• Step 1 (your work): You ask.
• Step 2 (not your work): The answer is given.
• Step 3 (your work): The answer, which has been given, must be received or allowed (you have to let it in

Step 1: You Ask:

Because of the wonderful and diverse environment in which you are focused, Step 1 comes easily and automatically, for this is how your natural preferences are born. Everything-from your subtle or even unconscious desires to clear, precise, vivid ones- results from the contrasting experiences of your day-to¬day life. Desires (or asking) are the natural by-product of your exposure to this environment of fantastic variety and contrast. And so, Step 1 comes naturally.

Step 2: The Universe Answers:

Step 2 is a simple step for you, for it is not your work at all. Step 2 is the work of the Non-Physical, the work of the GOD Force. All things that you ask for, large and small, are immediately understood and fully offered, without exception. Every point of Consciousness has the right and the ability to ask, and all points of Consciousness are honored and responded to immediately. When you ask, it is given. Every time. Your “asking” is sometimes spoken with your words, but more often it emanates from you vibrationally as a constant stream of personally honed preferences, each building on the next, and each one respected and answered.

Every question is answered. Every desire is given. Every prayer is answered. Every wish is granted. But the reason that many would argue with that truth, holding up examples of unfulfilled desires from their own life experiences, is because they have not yet understood and completed the very important Step 3-for without the completion of this step, the existence of Steps 1 and 2 could go unnoticed.

Step 3: You Allow It In:
Step 3 is the application of the Art of Allowing. It is really the reason your guidance system exists. It is the step whereby you tune the vibrational frequency of your Being to match the vibrational frequency of your desire. In the same way that your radio tuner must be set to match the frequency of the broadcasting station you desire to hear, the vibrational frequency of your Being must match the frequency of your desire. And we call that the Art of Allowing-that is, allowing what you are asking for. Unless you are in the receiving mode, your questions, even though they have been answered, will seem unanswered to you; your prayers will not seem to be answered, and your desires will not be fulfilled-not because your wishes have not been heard, but because your vibrations are not a match, so you are not letting them in.

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Are you a deliberate Creator?

Hello Again,
I wrote this in September of 2010. I thought I would share it with you. Please enjoy. Savor your moments.

Be the Experiencer, Be the Flow-er of Energy, Personal Declarations of a Life of Bliss and Peace

I awakened from a blissful slumber. The night before I spoke with my Source as I always do every night before sleeping.

I posed many questions. What is my purpose? Why did I choose to project myself into this physical world?

This blue planet seemed to have attracted many more like me.

Do we have to go through life to experience contrast?
Why do we have to experience turmoil, physical, and emotional pain?
How come we did not stay on course? Why didn’t I stay on course?

I know and understood now that I wanted to experience unspeakable Joy!

What is it that attracted me to be me, Catherine, to be born to my chosen mother and father, and why the Philippines, why not Finland?

Will I know the answers to these questions before I decide to leave this life I chose?

Will I finish this life and complete my purpose, to complete the desire that is strong enough of a desire that I projected myself into this physical body?

Was I at all worried or concern that I cannot go back to pure positive energy where I came from, Eternal.

Why am I here? How do I stay on course? How do I stay blissful when there’s so much to do and accomplish, goals to meet, and there’s many distractions?

And why did I choose to forget previous lives and to promise myself to live in just these short moments without attachment to the past?

(See My commentary below)

What I expect is already here.

Built in all of my perceived problems are the solutions ready for me to tap into. For in the middle of chaos is an underlying orderliness, the solution is already here.

When I live in the Infinite I sense and live peace, because I know things are in their right places. I already created them. I need to live fully knowing what I want is already here.

Staying in the infinite supply, staying in harmony with the Source, there’s this infinite supply to partner with – it will work for me and with me.

I have it in my thoughts, I have it in my feelings, in my words and actions, I stay with it.

In between living to know the answers to questions, loving and living, knowing I am Infinite and everywhere, my life moves, constantly changing, and from an Infinite observer’s vantage point, my problems, questions, concerns, perceived lack, anxiety, struggles, all are a part of this world of change, they all blend into an eternal journey, of bliss, of ease, of unsettling feelings, of something is not right and then the storm passes, the sky is clear.

And thank goodness, because we want balance and harmony, because we ask, because we focus, we create the answers to our questions. We are all eternal creators of our own experiences. What we focus on, we get.

Much like a storm never goes on forever; it always has an ending and a beginning. The storms in your life will pass, rest assured of that.

I find the feeling place, If I am not here to earn or to prove myself right, then I must be the worthy receiver of “All That Is”.

I love the feeling of eagerness for the impending desire of meeting my soul mate and then with a blink of an eye, in an instant second, he is in front of me. Time does not exist. That is how we create; our focus brings about our reality.

I love my life.

I love the eagerness for the exciting feeling of abundance flowing to me.

I love my experiences, experiences of passion, of purpose, of my intention to flow energy to all I touch and to all that makes me happy and blissful.

Experiences of Joy flow to me.

I love the exhilaration – It is going to feel good to eat delicious food. It is gonna feel good to meet new people.

I love the feeling of good companion, good sights, great lovemaking while listening to the pitter patter of the rain against the rooftop.

I love it.

The deliberate creation of it excites me.

Aligning to it is exhilarating. I feel the vibrant passion rising within me.

My skin is warmly radiantly experiencing the desires that flow out from me. It is exhilarating.

My heart is full, it cannot be filled anymore. One of the teachings of the Tao, is “when the cup is full, you stop pouring.”

It is as simple as that.

I feel the passion I have for life and living.

Life is delicious. I embrace the passionate Joy of life.

I am, You adore me.

I am Valuable, I am Worthy,

I am a Flower, (Flow-er)

I am an Allower,

I am a Lover,

I am a Selective Sifter.

Reality is what I create, not what others say it is. “Look Cathy”, they say, “you gotta face reality, it cannot be because there is this report, look at the numbers, it is all over Radio and TV, the Internet gurus, says it cannot be,” and I say, “that is their truth, I agree, it is their truth, their very own reality” because they and others have focused their energy to create that which is reflected on the evidence they presented. And so I sift through many realities, and I choose, I create that which is my reality. My reality is:

I flow energy,

I direct energy and guide the energy to my desires.

Desires that keep expanding and flowing from me.

I am Happy.

I am a Happy Receiver.

I am exhilarated every single moment.

My heart fills easily with Joy.

And I direct that Joy to others,

Because I am a Focuser,

I am a deliberate Focuser of energy.

I Allow, I Receive, I am Blissful.

I am Love.

My commentary:

This particular piece of writing which includes declarations freeing me from getting caught up with thoughts and questions that spiral downward to nowhere but apathy, if not stopped, was inspired from a feeling of uneasiness and mis-alignment to my true desire to pursue a peaceful and harmonious living. On the way to that pursuit, barriers appear before me, the only way out of it is through it.

Fully knowing that we create by thinking it first, the only way out of it is to change the thoughts weighing us down and replace it with the thoughts we are wanting. The declarations above which begin with “I am” will serve as the thought, the self-inner talk, and replace old thoughts and habits that do not serve you in the long run. Above all our desires is the desire to feel good when we have it.

Speaking from our three-dimensional reality, two objects cannot occupy the same space, (one can be on top, beside it, on either side, or under it) but not the same space. Two different opposing thoughts cannot occupy the same space in your mind. You cannot think health and reap sickness, you cannot think strong and come out weak, you cannot smile and be angry too at the same time, try this, frown and smile, at the same time. It is out of alignment with Universal Truth. The truth is what you focus on you create. And how do you know what you are thinking?

You are experiencing them all, they appear in your life at some point in your life. If you like what you are living then keep thinking them. But if you do not, you have a choice; change what you are thinking to thoughts that are in alignment with what you desire at the present time, because it is now, not yesterday, and not tomorrow, because life is now, yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not here. Abraham Hicks calls this state of deliberate creating, the leading edge of thought. Your power to create your future experiences is now.

This reminds me of when I teach Yoga. Inspired by the message from Kahlil Gibran (see excerpt below, I always include the bow and arrow pose, which is executed from the Warrior 2 pose (Virabhadrasana 2) with your right leg forward at 90 degree angle, lunging forward and with thumbs up, you imagine an arrow appearing at your left, stringing the arrow to its bow at right hand, feeling the strength of the string and releasing it, the arrow goes swift and far, which I say, “a symbolic act of sending Yoga practitioners into the future taking with them glad tidings and the message of peace, love, and respect for all living things. From this pose, you are sending this generation and our future generations to a life of bliss. We create our life today.

Here’s a message from Kahlil Gibran:

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness, for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Your power to create, your future is now. Do you listen to your self- talk. What thoughts are more predominant – positive-negative, allowing-resistance, confusion-clarity, thought-counter-thought, intention-counter-intention. So what is you reality? Are your experiences the balance of your thoughts. Your power to create your future is now.

Now that I am on the subject of future generations, it reminds me our children.

Why do children seem to flow without concept of time?

Children are great examples of Law of Attraction practitioners.
I have two truly beautiful daughters. The younger one, at age 5, chose to be a competitive cheerleader rather than a gymnast. She used to cut out pictures of dogs and cell phones. She competes around the East Coast and so she is always in a crowd in huge auditoriums where her team competes. This small 5-year old body among thousands of people in this competition venue makes me a bit uneasy but I was an athlete, and once an athlete, always an athlete. It is in the blood and there’s no resisting it. She will find a way to compete and project her body into space for the exhilaration of it. I was a cheer Mom for 5 years so we travel a lot to many places. She really wanted a cell phone. Her explanation is that “Mom, I know how to take care of it (she has observed me take care of my cell phone and charging it) plus, she added, “You can always find me in the crowd. You can always call me to make sure I am okay.” I’m sold, I can feel my heart melting, giving in. She cut out pictures of cell phones, pasted it on a poster board, on the refrigerator door, on her bedroom door, on her backpack. So whenever I move around in the house, it is plainly visible to me. She is not bothered by the fact that she is only 5, and adults just don’t trust children to carry cell phones and along with that comes a monthly bill. What would my mother-in-law think about what kind of mother I am. I gave it to her anyway because it feels right, and I gave her my trust. She proved herself capable and the cell phone did gave me a bit of security. By the way, to get trust, you must give trust.

My daughter had no reservation (or guilt or counter-thought is a better description) about making known what she wants. Is it because, to them life is like a game and we have been de-genuisized, thinking life is suppose to be serious. Life is a game consisting of freedoms, purposes, and barriers. We agree to play it, we live it, and we create the game, we create the rules, and we decide which game to play and who the players are.

Children are born geniuses, they are born causative, they make things happen, because they are in it to play a game, they are never the effect. Until, the adults, well-meaning in intention, kept insisting they face reality, — their dreams are never going to come true, what they want they won’t get, and just keep wishing, there will be always a barrier, and there will be disappointments along the way. We protect them from our own experiences and disappointments.

So we don’t project ourselves to live an exhilarating life. Did you agree or did you not agree? Do you point the finger and do you blame someone else for your predicament?

Everything is an agreement. You choose to agree or disagree, nevertheless, it is an agreement. Choose no, choose yes, in the end of it all, you choose.

Our Universe expands all the time and we create that expansion. When we say we are not going anywhere, I will stay right here, I won’t change, I won’t desire, I won’t want, we are actually going against nature, we are really sliding backwards, slowly, the change is gradual and we become unaware.

The truth is we are an ever expanding consciousness, just like our ever expanding Universe.

Do you want to be caught up thinking that you get up every morning to complete something? Or to fix a broken world or a dying Planet?

I am not saying, keep a blind eye and turn your head in another direction. Do what you must. You are the creator of your life. You are either doing it by default or you are deliberately focusing your life.

Our planet will take care of itself; it will evolve on its own time. As for completing something, on your way to completing a task, a new desire is born from you to begin again, to try something new, to experience the next exhilarating desire rising from within you. Yes, it might seemed you need to complete a project, because you don’t want anything that has not gone through to its finality, else it haunts you later, but life is a beginning and an ending, an ending signals a beginning. Where does ending and beginning and beginning and ending start and end in this circle of creation? The only thing for sure is that we are ever changing and we are ever wanting, we are ever expanding. We are Eternal.

The purpose of life is Joy, the basis of life is Freedom, and the goal of life is Expansion. This is life, this is bliss.

I wish you All Health, All Wealth and All Love.

May all your desires be spontaneously and your wishes instantly fulfilled in this lifetime!

Love Live, Live Love

Catherine

I recommend two great books to read:

Ask and It is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks
The Master Key System by Charles Haanel

To receive a pdf copy of these books, email me or send me a reply or they are all downloadable at my Meetup group at
http://www.meetup.com/followcatherine
under my Love and Live on Purpose Meetup

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References:

Khalil; born Gubran Khalil Gubran, January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) also known as Kahlil Gibran, was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer. Born in the town of Bsharri in modern-day Lebanon (then part of the Ottoman Mount Lebanon mutasarrifate), as a young man he emigrated with his family to the United States where he studied art and began his literary career. He is chiefly known in the English speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, and became extremely popular in the 1960s counterculture. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

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Roasted Red Peppers and Eggplant, A Dichotomy

Roasted Red Peppers & Eggplant, A Dichotomy

October 22, 2007

My Love,

What a great weekend!

Last night I was inspired to cook. I prepared the food with you in mind and the feelings of Joy I receive daily by your example.

– Roasted red peppers soaked in olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider, vinegar, and lemon
– Roasted eggplant in olive oil, garlic, and salt to taste
– Pita bread

Please enjoy. Warm the bread to awaken it. Add lemon if it’s too salty for your palate.
( I did not use a knife, I used only my hands to prepare the food)

My appreciation for you brought me here to this present moment. You’ve also inspired me to write so here are my thoughts for the day.

For now, I am soaked in love and I am loving it. I am living in the Flow.

I live now in accordance with my nature. I do not go against the way of things. I act in harmony with the present moment to connect and know the truth of just what to do.

It is called Living in the Flow in this temporary world of many changes and changing – the physical world of “10,000 things” as Lao Tzu calls it.

I focus my attention not on the food, the creation. Rather, I try to be aware in the silent knowing of what’s behind all acts of creation. We cannot know the Creator, if we focus on the creation.

I purposely did not remove the seeds from the one eggplant. The eggplant offers a silky texture and pleasant fragrance. Joined with garlic, it gives you that “bite” reminding me of the duality and dichotomy of the Universe, and yet it is all one.

So watch out, the garlic has a strong taste and the eggplant its opposing flavor. The mixture of apple cider, vinegar and lemon is mildly calmed by the soy sauce. The olive oil is the equalizer.

So I turned inward and experience the essence of the One who allowed this eggplant to emerge from a tiny seed. I look at life as going beyond this worldly perspective, to live from the inner knowing that our true essence is not of the world (being in the world), but not of this world of “10,000 things”.

On an aside, I am beginning to get the idea of the word “Two”, now seems funny to me these days.

The word “Two” keeps reminding me of its Unity. In the end, not Two but really One. Just the opposite end of the pole of creation. We are all a Perfect One, Perfect Creation, Perfect Love, Perfect Silent knowing, Joy!

Catherine

oooooxxxxx

Here is the 8th verse of the The Tao Te Ching,

Living in the Flow

The supreme good is like water,

Which nourishes all things without trying to.

It flows to low places loathed by all men,

Therefore, it is like the Tao

Live in accordance with the nature of things,

In dwelling, be close to the land.

In meditation, go deep in the heart.

In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.

Stand by your word.

Govern with equity.

Be timely in choosing the right moment.

One who lives in accordance with nature

does not go against the way of things.

He moves in harmony with the present moment,

Always knowing the truth of just what to do.

My commentary:

You want to savor reading the 8th verse, read it slowly, and let it seep in your tongue where we have tons of saliva, attached to flavors and emotions, that’s why kissing is so good.

After practicing my TM (Transcendental Meditation) in the mornings, I read a book or maybe two and from the transcendent state (state beyond thought or thinking, thinking state, or busy mind). From the transcendent state, it is easy to write, where your thoughts are most powerful, and is coming from what I can describe, inspiration. From this state my understanding becomes deeper, on a cellular level. We have trillions of cells, each one a point of consciousness, intelligent, and capable of achieving its own intelligent balance, without our say so.

Because I savor and practice the inspirations from the books I read, it was easy to write what I have just shared with you on this piece of inspired writing, I call Roasted Red Peppers and Eggplant, a dichotomy of Two, but Really One, a Perfect One.

If you like what you read here, I recommend reading:

Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book,Change your Thoughts, Change your Life

Here’s a reference from Wikipedia:

Laozi (Western translation = Lao Tzu) is traditionally regarded as the author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching), though the identity of its author(s) and/or compiler(s) has been debated throughout history. It is one of the most significant treatises in Chinese cosmogony. As with most other ancient Chinese philosophers, Laozi often explains his ideas by way of paradox, analogy, appropriation of ancient sayings, repetition, symmetry, rhyme, and rhythm.

The Tao Te Ching, often called simply Laozi after its reputed author, describes the Dao (or Tao) as the source and ideal of all existence: it is unseen, but not transcendent, immensely powerful yet supremely humble, being the root of all things. According to the Daodejing, humans have no special place within the Dao, being just one of its many (“ten thousand”) manifestations. People have desires and free will (and thus are able to alter their own nature). Many act “unnaturally”, upsetting the natural balance of the Dao. The Daodejing intends to lead students to a “return” to their natural state, in harmony with Dao. Language and conventional wisdom are critically assessed. Taoism views them as inherently biased and artificial, widely using paradoxes to sharpen the point.

Word Clearing:

Cosmogony-definition: Cosmogony, or cosmogeny, is any scientific theory concerning the coming into existence or origin of the universe, or about how reality came to be.

Dichotomy: a division into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or entities

I wish You All Health, All Wealth, and All Love!

Love Live, Live Love

Catherine

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A Lesson in Love in One Day


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I went to Lima to go dancing on a Halloween night and as I stood there, this woman asked me what I do because I look so fit, and I told her I teach Yoga. So this woman flops down on my chair, whoosh, so fast, she must have drunk too much, and she proceeds to slowly tell me she got separated from her friends. She was very apologetic even in her state, she was aware of her true self. She was very respectful and conscious that she had taken over my seat without asking permission. I told her that she may sit for as long as she wants. Her hands now covering her face from embarrassment. I told her that she would feel better if she rubbed her “third eye” gently, the space between her eyebrows. She felt better and seemed to calm down, still aware of her actions, still apologizing, she said find me on Facebook, she gave me her name, and I said I would.

Westerners have this concept that when you say you practice or teach Yoga, the immediate reaction is “Ahh.. you do those difficult poses” it’s so hard for me to do those, I want to though,” and “good for you.”

And yet the asanas (poses) is only one of the components of Yoga.

There are two aspects of the spiritual practice:

Abhyasa – practice
Vairagya – renunciation

There are Four Aims of Life:

Dharma – observation of spiritual discipline
Artha – creation of a balanced life
Kama- enjoyment of the fruits of one’s labor
Moksa – liberation

The Five Afflictions:

Avidya – spiritual ignorance
Asmita – price
Raga – desire
Dvesa – aversion
Abhinivesa – fear of death

Then the supreme hierarchy is The Eight-Limb Path of Yoga. And if I show this to you in a diagram, just imagine the spokes on a wheel, eight of them meeting from inward to outward completing a circle, a circle of life.

The Eight Limb Path of Yoga are:

1. Yamas – the Five Moral Restraints –
a. Ahimsa – non violence
b. Satya – truthfulness
c. Asteya – non stealing
d. Brahmacarya –moderation
e. Aparigraha – non hoarding

2. Niyamas –the Five Observances
a. Sauca – purity
b. Santosa – contentment
c. Tapas- zeal, austerity
d. Svadhyaya – self-study
e. Isvara=pranidhana – devotion to a higher power

3. Asana – Postures
4. Pranayama – Mindful Breathing
5. Pratyahara – Turning Inward
6. Dharana – Concentration
7. Dhyana – Meditation
8. Samadhi – Union of the Self with Object of Meditation

This is just a short lesson of what we do not see as Yoga in the West. As you can see there’s much more to Yoga, a living breathing life of its own woven into this living of life. As for me, Yoga is the study of balance, the study of love, and the living of Love in action.

This past week certainly had been a lesson in love for me. I heard someone say (and I can’t remember who said it) that “you are nobody until someone loves you”, and I am not saying I agree with this or not.

It certainly hits home for some of us who are having challenges in their current relationship, especially for me this week.

There are times when the one you love is distant. There are those times when you just want that special someone to hold your hand, hug you, and kiss you, or call you, or maybe text you. And if it is not forthcoming- it could devastate you, depending on how low you have put yourself into the emotional path, spiraling downward. This has been a lesson that I have worked through and certainly another revelation in the study of human emotions.

Look no further, the answer is always within you.

I read several books a week, most of which are second, or third, even fourth reading of the same books. All of which contribute to my understanding of why I am here in this time space reality. Knowing that I agreed to be here doesn’t help much when you have the need to be loved.

Keeping my mind focused in the moment. It’s our home, to live life in the moment, experiencing them all, so we may know what we don’t want and get closer to what we want.

So, what am I wanting? I thought I needed someone to love me and I have the urge for that someone to show affection for me in that moment of need. And really, the truth, after much contemplation, is that I have become out of alignment to who I truly am. What I forget in these moments of misalignment, is that, I become attached to expecting something, from someone who has no idea what I am wanting because they have their own emotional guidance system, their own thoughts, and they are creating for themselves first and I could never and cannot ever control that. It’s in these moments of need, a false need that you stop your spiritual growth.

Every relationship, every encounter, with a human Being must be holy. I must keep my eyes above me, in God’s eye view, look around and see who is with me and celebrate with them taking nothing personally, removing from our consciousness and vocabulary the words struggle, need, worry, unmet expectations, alone-ness.

The easiest way to do this is to wrap our mind into the thinking that whatever we do, it must be in a holy space, in a sacred way, and in the celebration of life, – my life and yours.

A good friend sent me a chain email. The story goes and I am paraphrasing, that this man was gathering his wife’s belonging, clothing and found a package especially wrapped, a silk underwear, he had given her 8 or 9 years ago, with his wife’s handwriting “save for a special day”. He thought it was appropriate as he was preparing a box for his wife to take to her funeral, his wife had just died. This changed the way he lives now, living in the moment, doing things now, not later, working less hours, and enjoying life more.

The moment we become out of alignment of who we truly are, whole and perfect, strong and powerful, abundant and prosperous, loving and beloved, harmonious, at peace and so very, very happy, we become disconnected from our Source.

What are you wanting? The question must be, who are you waiting for?

The answer is “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”. We are the answer to all our questions.

Really, truly, we keep looking outside ourselves, really, truly, the reality is we are our own soul mate and we need look no further. When you have become out of alignment with your own soul mate, is when we go outside for our answers. Our answers are always within us.

Namaste!

A lesson of Love –

Love thyself with all your heart and mind just because you exist and nothing more than that.

Love Live, Live Love

Catherine

PS. I want to share with you these 2 declarations to replace an old belief system. These are great declarations especially if you are having doubts and challenges with your current relationships, so make it your stable datum.

1) Everything is neutral, and nothing has meaning except for the meaning I give it.

2) Nothing is more important than that I be happy! And I repeat, Nothing is more important than that I be happy!

Word Clearing:

Stable datum – Until one selects one datum, one factor, one particular in a confusion of particles, the confusion continues. The one thing selected and used becomes the stable datum for the remainder.

You can read the whole write up on this at:
http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/SH15_1A.HTM

My commentary:

I chose to use this doctrine because until you decide what is right for you or until you decide what makes you happy, your turmoil continues and your life is ruled by that turmoil, until you decide to be in control of your inner dialogue. And this stable datum need not be the right one because you can change them as they become applicable to you or more in harmony with the peace and happiness you desire.

The declarations I suggested above will put you in a harmonious peaceful path. If you are given the choice between being right or being happy, which would you choose?

I choose, I would rather be happy.

I wish you safe travel, smooth flowing traffic, great parking spaces, attracting harmonious relationships, and experiencing unending, unspeakable, outrageous Joy.

Catherine

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Roasted Red Peppers and Eggplant, a dichotomy

October 22, 2007

My Love,

What a great weekend!

Last night I was inspired to cook. I prepared the food with you in mind and the feelings of Joy I receive daily by your example.

– Roasted red peppers soaked in olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider, vinegar, and lemon
– Roasted eggplant in olive oil, garlic, and salt to taste
– Pita bread

Please enjoy.  Warm the bread to awaken it. Add lemon if it’s too salty for your palate.
( I did not use a knife, I used only my hands to prepare the food)

My appreciation for you brought me here to this present moment. You’ve also inspired me to write so here are my thoughts for the day.

For now, I am soaked in love and I am loving it. I am living in the Flow.

I live now in accordance with my nature. I do not go against the way of things. I act in harmony with the present moment to connect and know the truth of just what to do.

It is called Living in the Flow in this temporary world of many changes and changing – the physical world of “10,000 things” as Lao Tzu calls it.

I focus my attention not on the food, the creation. Rather, I try to be aware in the silent knowing of what’s behind all acts of creation. We cannot know the Creator, if we focus on the creation.

I purposely did not remove the seeds from the one eggplant. The eggplant offers a silky texture and pleasant fragrance. Joined with garlic, it gives you that “bite” reminding me of the duality and dichotomy of the Universe, and yet it is all one.

So watch out, the garlic has a strong taste and the eggplant its opposing flavor. The mixture of apple cider, vinegar and lemon is mildly calmed by the soy sauce. The olive oil is the equalizer.

So I turned inward and experience the essence of the One who allowed this eggplant to emerge from a tiny seed. I look at life as going beyond this worldly perspective, to live from the inner knowing that our true essence is not of the world (being in the world), but not of this world of “10,000 things”.

On an aside, I am beginning to get the idea of the word “Two”, now seems funny to me these days.

The word “Two” keeps reminding me of its Unity. In the end, not Two but really One. Just the opposite end of the pole of creation. We are all a Perfect One, Perfect Creation, Perfect Love, Perfect Silent knowing, Joy!

Catherine

oooooxxxxx

Here is the 8th verse of the The Tao Te Ching,
Living in the Flow

The supreme good is like water,
Which nourishes all things without trying to.
It flows to low places loathed by all men,
Therefore, it is like the Tao

Live in accordance with the nature of things,
In dwelling, be close to the land.
In meditation, go deep in the heart.
In dealing with others, be gentle and kind.
Stand by your word.
Govern with equity.
Be timely in choosing the right moment.

One who lives in accordance with nature
does not go against the way of things.
He moves in harmony with the present moment,
Always knowing the truth of just what to do.

My commentary:

You want to savor reading the 8th verse, read it slowly, and let it seep in your tongue where we have tons of saliva, attached to flavors and emotions, that’s why kissing is so good.

After practicing my TM (Transcendental Meditation) in the mornings, I read a book or maybe two and from the transcendent state (state beyond thought or thinking, thinking state, or busy mind). From the transcendent state, it is easy to write, where your thoughts are most powerful, and is coming from what I can describe, inspiration. From this state my understanding becomes deeper, on a cellular level. We have trillions of cells, each one a point of consciousness, intelligent, and capable of achieving its own intelligent balance, without our say so.

Because I savor and practice the inspirations from the books I read, it was easy to write what I have just shared with you on this piece of inspired writing, I call Roasted Red Peppers and Eggplant, a dichotomy of Two, but Really One, a Perfect One.

If you like what you read here,  I recommend reading:
Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book,Change your Thoughts, Change your Life

Here’s a reference from Wikipedia:
Laozi (Western translation = Lao Tzu) is traditionally regarded as the author of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching), though the identity of its author(s) and/or compiler(s) has been debated throughout history. It is one of the most significant treatises in Chinese cosmogony. As with most other ancient Chinese philosophers, Laozi often explains his ideas by way of paradox, analogy, appropriation of ancient sayings, repetition, symmetry, rhyme, and rhythm.
The Tao Te Ching, often called simply Laozi after its reputed author, describes the Dao (or Tao) as the source and ideal of all existence: it is unseen, but not transcendent, immensely powerful yet supremely humble, being the root of all things. According to the Daodejing, humans have no special place within the Dao, being just one of its many (“ten thousand”) manifestations. People have desires and free will (and thus are able to alter their own nature). Many act “unnaturally”, upsetting the natural balance of the Dao. The Daodejing intends to lead students to a “return” to their natural state, in harmony with Dao. Language and conventional wisdom are critically assessed. Taoism views them as inherently biased and artificial, widely using paradoxes to sharpen the point.

Word Clearing:
Cosmogony-definition: Cosmogony, or cosmogeny, is any scientific theory concerning the coming into existence or origin of the universe, or about how reality came to be.

Dichotomy: a division into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups or entities

I wish You All Health, All Wealth, and All Love!
Love Live, Live Love
Catherine

 

Personal Declarations – I am financially free, loving, at peace, strong, healthy, I am

My soul mate and I live in our home, which is also our office, and Yoga-Meditation studio overlooking the Potomac River.

This home has enough parking space for the many people who are attending my Yoga classes and meditation sessions.  My Yoga Studio is in an open area close to nature.The Yoga platform elevates above the tree line, using a system of hydraulics, so that the students and practitioners could see above the trees and have a full view of the River. It is also protected from rain, snow, and heavy storms, and four walls go up silently appearing magically, made of clear strong crash free and flexible acrylic, so we could still practice Yoga amidst nature.  The closer we are to nature, the higher our vibrational frequency (energy and or some calls it life force).

I have all my family and friends with me appreciating this environment. I have an abundant and loving lifestyle.  I have no debt or bills to pay. I earn enough passive income to live my desired lifestyle. My life is luscious and abundant.  Grace and kindness  flow freely in my home.

All my needs are met.

I am grateful for all that I have and all that I am receiving.

I live a loving and harmonious life.  All my needs, wants, and my wishes are spontaneously fulfilled.

I am joyful, loving, healthy, abundant, prosperous, and I am financially free.

I am whole and perfect, strong and powerful, abundant and prosperous, loving and beloved, harmonious, at peace, and oh so very very happy.

Just a note for my readers and followers:

My writings are inspired by Deepak Chopra, Dr.Wayne Dyer, Jerry and Esther Hicks, Charles Haanel, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Carlos Castaneda, and many others who are on their spiritual journey, who have contributed to where I am today, in this wonderful time space reality and in this wonderful body.

These writings are my visualizations, creations, appear before my thoughts and created (thoughts are energy, thoughts create) the moment I come out of my daily practice of Transcendental Meditation. If you can think it, the Universe will yield it, no exception, every time, good and bad.  You either allow it or disallow it.

Love Live, Live Love
Catherine

 

 

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Love and Live on Purpose

This book contains the inspired writings of a woman torn between the dichotomy of a world of Doingness, Havingness and Beingness.
In this book, Catherine expresses her joy of living in a result-oriented world, where reality is seeing in physical form.
She teaches Yoga and spirituality. She practices Transcendental Meditation, a key component of living a blissful life.  She is also a student and practitioner of the Laws of the Universe.  A grateful student of the Law of Attraction, the highest of all Laws, she expresses her elation and eagerness for living a life of contrast and deliberate creation while allowing others to be, to do, and to have, the Art of Allowing.  She believes that the only thing need to be corrected is when she is not in alignment with her Source.

Joy, Love, and Happiness are states of consciousness and is not dependent on the possessions of “10,000 things”, as Lao Tsu describes this physical space time reality.

Respect, appreciation, and gratefulness are the qualities she touches on. No matter how small or significant, these qualities transcends a life of absolute bliss, the highest quality of consciousness rarely experienced in this highly-result-oriented world of work and action driven social structure.

In this book are her day-to-day lessons of living a life of purpose.

Always searching and aware of divine guidance, she fuses and threads real life events, desires, and wishes, to a life of oneness in a Universe where distraction and confusion is a daily reality.

This book propels you to transcend negativity by a daily practice and awareness of appreciation and gratefulness, moment by moment.

How to go from confusion to clarity to deliberately create what you are wanting and desiring is contained in this book.

Catherine wishes for you much pleasure and love to truly experiencing unending unspeakable Joy.

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