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Time and again, our life circumstances bring us back around to the unhealed places in our being, to the ever deepening unraveling of mind. And the greater the crisis, the more the conditioning is illuminated. Wherever love is lacking, it can bear a certain kind of bitter fruit.​ In my case it was breast cancer followed by metastasis to the bone. And it brought me up short, amongst other things​,​ to the simple, tender need of this being to be loved and nurtured. All we ever really want as humans is to be loved and valued, to not have to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2017 at The Vibrant Heart
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Sickness and malaise in the body is, for many of us, a huge catalyst for the softening and humbling of the character that must occur as we simultaneously rise in the truth of what we are. The wearing down and the rising up in truth is one movement. One pea in a pod. From the vantage point of 'serious illness', much has been seen here and continues to be revealed and processed. It is very intense at times, it is very challenging and it is so very beautiful. And some of this I would like to express in words because... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at The Vibrant Heart
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A wee hug from my innocence to yours. Same, same. With Love, Pema Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at The Vibrant Heart
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I became an American citizen last year, just in time to vote for my love, Bernie. With pride and gratitude and tears in my eyes I voted for someone who touched my heart and sense of fairness and all things noble, kind and good. And strangely today I am again proud to be American. To live in a country and a consciousness that is willing and courageous enough to show its shadow. To have it surface in all its glory. In the arrogance, prejudice and inhumanity that seems to mark our new government. That marks this mind. Just as 'my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2017 at The Vibrant Heart
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Carry yourself like the amazing Child of God that you are. There is nothing small or shrinking about someone who knows the truth of their being. Smallness and shrinking back, as much as you may feel it is unbidden by you, is arrogance. It is the attempt to declare that you are something other than the greatness of God. It is an act of separation and wilfulness. Aligning with this small, cramped, limited self just so we could be out on our own, doing our own special, miserable existence. We are so Big, so Bright, so Beautiful. Each and every... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Such tendencies there are to slump down into the problems of the human condition. To let the mind be distracted into trying to figure out ways and means to fix the presenting problem. Always with a dash of you're doing something wrong. You're wrong. Rehashing the same thoughts you had yesterday, last week, last year. This is all staying on the horizontal plane of linear time and space and suffering and conundrums. The only answer is vertical. It is rising up to where there is no error. Standing up, divorcing yourself completely from the endless battering of mind. Stay Vertical.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Lies hurt. The lies you tell yourself about who you are hurt. And sometimes they hurt like crazy. And this is a good thing. Because every one of these spells has the miraculous component of giving you an extra push back into ​the truth of what you are. Into True Life, with no interface with the bundle of lies we've taken on. Just the pure truth of what you are. Light. Quietude of Heart. Surety of identity. Sitting on our Divine Throne. No falling prey to that tidal pull of mind into misery and smallness and weakness. We are constantly... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Rereading this morning an account of an ayahuasca journey I did many years ago, and feeling the vibration of truth in it. Here it is for all of us truth lovers. With love. I AM THE TRUTH Slowly, Truth moved in, not with a big bang but soon it was very noticeable. NOW, the experience of NOW. Everything, everything appearing in this NOW. Sounds, movements, things happening, bouts of mind conflict, all appearing in this great, BIG NOW, that has depth, depth. Nothing outside it, everything happening within it and it is ME. This NOW is the depth of existence... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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The fault-finding with the personal self that happens on the surface of consciousness is a reflection of the greater guilt and sense of wrongdoing over the believed separation. The nit-picky stuff about appearance, weight, not good enough, compulsions, all the shoulds and shouldn'ts - all wafting up from the deeper belief that your very existence is wrong. That you are wrong at the core because you left God. Addressing 'imperfection and self-sabotage' at the surface level doesn't work. For the mature student, there is a much, much bigger invitation at play. The invitation to know our innocence through and through.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Scenes and circumstances continue to play out in front of us, their one seeming objective being to convince us there is something wrong with us - that we are unlovable or we lack, that the love is over there, not here. Don't be fooled. Stand your ground. It is time to blow this whole, bad dream apart. Recognize whatever you're seeing and reacting to is coming straight out of your mind, a mind that believes it is separate and whose only function is to keep that belief alive. The scenes are a set-up. They are out to suck you into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Separation is not pretty. And expecting it to be so is more of the folly. Separation does what it was made to do. Separate. From others, from ourselves, from Love. Judgement, shut down, attack thoughts, closed heart, inability to wish others well - all of it the nuts and bolts of separation. A suffering being, a being that does not know the wholeness and happiness of Self, is just not equipped to pull out a magic wand and sprinkle fairy dust and blessings of goodness on others. She is just not equipped. And there is zero benefit from reprimanding her.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Do you think God sees you as a bundle of ineptitude, a spiritual failure or whatever brand of self-rejection your mind might be throwing your way today. God sees only the fruit of His Own Heart. His perfect, perfect Child. He knows nothing of weird fantasies and universes of separation. His singular Love just flows and flows and flows, an eternity of Love and Flow. We sit in this Flow, every inch of us embraced and infilled with this miraculous gentleness. Let this humble request 'How does God see me' wake you up out of the stupor of wrongness and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Those periods in life when you look around and everything appears utterly imperfect. All of it feels unresolvable because you've been here so many times before. Nowhere to turn. No advice to seek - it's been sought too many times already and lamentation has lost its allure, because too much truth is already known. These are our golden moments, handpicked so astutely by the Beloved who wants us more than our hearts can know. The Beloved cares nothing about us having all our ducks in a row. He and She only want us to see through this mind-made, man-made world... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Loving the self is loving the Self ~ Robert Adams There are spells and phases where it is divine guidance to take our sights off the ultimate goal of Self-realization and just to focus on loving our own being. To let it know how deeply loved it is. And in this the ego can actually let go. You're allowing Love to come in and you're allowing it to come in to the place where it is most needed. Your whole world arose out of rejection of self - arose to take you out of the pain of rejection of self... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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All suffering comes from the original pain of separation. It will look like it's coming from your circumstances or some 'flaw' in the person but this is more of the mesmerism of mind. Having you believe that the external environment is the cause of your upset. It never is. You are never upset for the reason you think. The external is a very reliable and inexplicably accurate manifestation and representation of what is already stored inside, in your mind. This is the grace of the external. It leads us back through the alleyways of pain and surrender to the original... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Whatever you're feeling or thinking that is causing disturbance is not real. It is a visitation of energy. ' I can't do it' is a visitation of energy. ' It's too much' is a visitation of energy. 'I'll never come out of this' is a visitation of energy. Simply contractions. And contractions of feeling and thought are not real and they are not yours. Because there is no matter and there is no you - no material you. There is only God. God, God and more God. And nothing outside of This. We start in God and we finish in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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The ego is an abuser. This may sound harsh or exaggerated but the closer you come to seeing the core dynamics of ego, the more it's known that this is so. It is not your friend and not only does it not have your best interests at heart but it will run you into the ground, over and over again, and think nothing of it nor have one ounce of compassion for what is being experienced. It is a program of self-attack and lack: lack of happiness, lack of love - of financial ease, of health. Seeking and never finding.... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Separation is imagination. If there is someone you feel shut down to, separated from, know that this experience is not real or true. It is part of your cloud of illusion, and yes, within that cloud there are energetic walls that are awaiting dissolution so that the love that binds you both is known and experienced all the way through. Meanwhile, remember that there is in truth, always and only, a straight arrow of love between your heart and the heart of the one you feel disconnected from. Just remembering this can sometimes soften the spell and allow the cloud... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Most of us were born into unconsciousness. At the moment of conception, our parental and ancestral heritage became our own. The energetics of survival, war, famine, domination and God knows what became ours. This is what we are the product of, as karmic human beings. At a certain point in our spiritual maturation it becomes clear that we are releasing, purging the baggage of centuries. All of it moving through our bodies and nervous systems at the rate and pace of which, thank goodness, we are not in charge. It is experienced as a giant wearing down. As a nameless... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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This is a pointer from Matt Kahn that I have been practicing recently and finding invaluable. Whenever you find the mind bracing against, irritated or troubled by a thought, person, circumstance, you remember to say 'Thank you for helping me'. Because, indeed, it is all helping you. It's the phenomenal display of what you haven't found peace with yet. Thank you for helping me. Notice how in one holy instant, the resistance of mind drops away and the heart moves to connect and join with the grievance, a movement of gratitude, of appreciation, of true seeing. The whole experience softens... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Our infinite Worth was guaranteed by God in the moment of our Creation. There is nothing, nothing that can ever be added to or subtracted from it. It is inviolate, complete, eternal. We live and die in countless lives and this Worth is untouched by any of it. Looking for worth in the constantly shifting panorama of dreams is painful and absurd. And it is what we do, such dear, lost creatures of time that we think we are. Seeking value in what we do, in who we know and are close to, in personality traits approved of, in our... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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When you remember that you - the character, body, person - are the ego's secret object of its own hatred for itself, you realize the necessary and transformational capacity of self-love. God is Love. Ego as opposite - always opposite - is hatred in its most dense form. The incredible fear, guilt, self-hatred that the ego experienced on separation was too much to bear and a universe of projection came into being. The mind's collective burden now fragmented out into more bearable portions, each individual mind having its own load. And the ingenuity of projecting out our self-aversion onto family,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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The sound of my daughter emptying the dishwasher in the kitchen downstairs and I am reminded that what the physical senses report is not real. Sounds and smells and sights, all of it, none of it real. And in this, there arises such a wealth of love and gratitude for the dearness of it all. The sweet familiarity of the small details of these lives we live, from day to day, from year to year. Recognizing illusion as illusion and Reality as changeless - there is a suspension that happens and there is nothing empty in it. Such sweetness that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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My stockbroker called this morning and even though it was a pleasant conversation with some humor and laughter, it wasn't until the end of the interaction that I remembered who he is. Eternal Beingness, Light, Unending Joy, Perfect Love. And I forgot who I was - the same. Our interaction in truth had so little to do with stocks and bonds and worldly decisions. It was all just an opportunity for true joining. Do we RECOGNIZE each other. Do we remember we are the unchangeable same. Are we blessing each other in this brief moment of connection. A suggestion to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart
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Your Heart, your Holy Self is locked onto you in great love, 24/7, through eternity. The Heart never takes its eyes, its attention off of you. You are the object of its adoration. It is so incredibly irrelevant what you do. You think accomplishment gives you value, makes you worthy of love. It is an awful joke, an incredible hoax. You stand, walk, sit in love all the day long. Oh to receive this, dear hearts. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at The Vibrant Heart