Kalin Art & Spirit

Partnerships & Friendships

So the Universe is giving me a message loud and clear this morning.
You are on your own, girl. Show me whatcha got!”

Lesson: There is nobody else that is on the path I walk. People who I thought were my partners, spouse and friends all have their own agendas. The things I feel are most important pale in comparison to their own goals- even when I believed we were working toward the same things.
Universe says, “If there’s something you know you must do; get started. Do it. Pursue it. Follow your heart and keep listening to your Spirit to guide you.”

I am a person who wants to blend and merge with others…Enneagram subtype is called 1:1, aka the Lover. I am a lover of people. I want to become partners with others in order to support each other and get more accomplished than one can do alone. Ive experienced the joy of synchronicity and friendship in the past. It blisses me out more than words can express. And yet,
I know I can’t depend on other people to make me happy….even when helping other people is what I am here on Earth to do. It’s quite a conundrum. :/ *sigh*

This loving kindness that spills from my soul, Ive found lately, drives some people away.
A friend said to me, ” You Love too much. You need to be less enthusiastic in your loving.”
I shake my head – feeling a bit discouraged.
Im only following what a great teacher is said to have told his followers, “Love one another”-
Kahlil Gibhran says, “Love one another, but make not a bond of love- the cypress and the oak grow not in each other’s shadow”
I get this.
What I dont understand is why people, who say they are committed to me via marriage or friendship, stand on the sidelines cheering for me – but wont ‘go long’ to catch the football I pass them.

Reciprocation. Is it too much to ask?
When Ive asked for help, no one shows up.
So Ive taken this mantra,~
It looks like nobody loves me, it’s okay, I love myself. I think Im pretty damned great!
Actually, I KNOW Im pretty damned great…and wonder why others dont want a piece of that.
I would gladly share anything I am, have or know.

My goals are pretty clear to me. So today I take my first steps solo.
My dream is that others will notice Ive begun, and possibly, follow-
come up behind me, and ask to join me. The answer, of course,would be YES.
It’s not that I NEED them to succeed in fulfilling my goals…its just that the journey would be made that much sweeter if they were along for the ride. <3
It’s a long, winding road ahead of those of us who walk our paths alone.
I wish us all Courage and the Best of Luck!
Namaste’

“Everyone walks alone – but along the way, we secretly hope to find the oasis of friendship, to feed us and quench our thirst.” – GenieDjinn

February 6, 2012 original post

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Meaningful Work

Meaningful work in the Age of Aquarius. Today the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius and Neptune goes retrograde for the next 14 years.
Its a momentous moment. Hhmm, a bit of redundancy there?

Neptune is one of the outer planets, and influences things like psychic ability, dreams, illusions/delusions, water and oil on a generational level. As it goes retrograde, (seen on Earth as an apparent backwards movement in the skies), it becomes time for us as humanity to review and plan for new ways to implement solutions that serve the greater good! We need to especially find ways to stop using oil and protect our water before it is too late.

The Harvard Business Review recently ran an article that gave advice to people in college as to how to go about gaining personal happiness and financial reward…something we’d all like to know a little more about in these times. I’d add that the most rewarding of ways to live ones life is to have it based on a strong ethical background. Think of the uber-wealthy who give much of their energy, time and money to charitable causes, and you will understand what I mean.
The major points the HBR suggested were;

*Travel. Nice, if you can afford it…travel in a way that you can connect to the local people and discover insights to local ways of life.

*Develop situational awareness. Find something that needs to be fixed or solved in the place where you are.
*Look into problems that affect you in a very personal way. Use your individual Passions for a Purpose greater than yourself.
*Connect with people working on big problems. Use the internet and personal connections to network; discover more than you might have wondered about, and use this information in positive ways to both expand your area of expertise – as well as experience. This makes you more valuable a commodity as a thinking worker and allows for greater level of opportunity to come your way!

*Happiness comes from the intersection of what you love,
what you’re good at, and what the world needs. This is the big sticker. Maybe you know yourself well enough to realize your strengths and avoid your weaknesses…maybe you know you want to be of service, but don’t know how to get there…then there’s the sticking point;
What is it that serves to excite you, interest you- what are the causes that are greater than yourself that you feel called to and are worthy enough for you to dedicate your life and time to serving?
Discover this and you’re on your way!

Some of these ‘big ticket items’ are Global warming, Financial equity, Sexual Equality, Human Rights- large areas of concern that may either need to be stopped, healed or repaired individually and globally. These don’t necessarily need to be in the area of your expertise, in fact, many people feel more rewarded by finding a passion that has always been ‘with them’ but they put aside, thinking there was ‘no money’ in it…..and took a different career path. Now is the time to change course!

Pluto is in Capricorn, and will be for another 20 years or so, which means that the old ways of doing things~ and old, patriarchal traditions in society are crumbling in order to make way for the new – which will serve everyone.

Everyone can help: in our own ways, in our own circles, in our own worlds.

This is the Age of Aquarius; WE ARE the generations of today and tomorrow, that will serve humanity and even out the playing field between rich and poor, the haves and the have nots, in unique and electrifying ways! Welcome to the 21st century and the New Age~

Be a carrier of Love and Light and Serve Others.
Its the most direct path toward happiness and success that there is!
Namaste’

originally posted February 4, 2012

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Your Daily Best

I may have blogged about this before, but it is worth repeating.

“Each day I will do my Daily Best“.
Daily Best means that whatever challenges we face, we give them a good effort,
doing what we perceive that to be…but it doesn’t mean giving everything a superhuman effort!
It’s especially important to give yourself a break from expectations of perfection while
you are under the weather or under pressure from looming deadlines.

To know you’ve done what needs to be done, in good conscience,
even if it is just a small effort- is the highest of daily aspirations
and all anyone expects of us.

To be able to close your eyes at night and release all tension from your mind~
to be confident in your actions, knowing you didn’t intentionally harm anyone,
and to know that the world was made better by your efforts,
brings a calm and deep relaxation to the mind.

Which is the best gift we can give ourselves.
Peace.
Namaste’

originally posted January 23, 2012

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Metaphysics & Perception

My definition of Metaphysics is this:
the study of applied psychology which acts
through universal laws.

I still dont know all the Universal ‘laws’ that exist
but an important one is the Law of Attraction.
We must be aware of our thoughts~

Thoughts become things because
your perception affects all things around you;
*Learn about your Self.
*Observe your behaviors/habits,
*Learn to determine when your perceptions are ruling you
rather than you ruling them!
*Choose your actions rather than reacting.
*Smile because you know you are eternal and all this drama will pass…
It will allow you to Choose the Good Stuff and Live Happily.
The Universe wants us to be Happy~

All of your emotions make ripples in the aether…which in turn,
affect your subtle bodies as well as your physical one.
Look for the good in life and surround yourself with others
who do the same…there is peace and integrity out there~
our challenge is to learn to see it! especially when times are hard
and we are suffering. But we can do it!

Our lifetimes are like classes where we
create learning experiences for ourselves,
which help our souls grow in wisdom,
allow us to find our place, and hopefully,
integrate into the collective conscience and give back to it~
Those who are at peace in their core Self,
are clear in their intention and determined to do good,
achieve their goals and create a fulfilling reality.

Become a *Carrier of the Light* – then share it
with those who will listen – and demonstrate it
for those who wont!

Don’t sit in the back row, with your head down…
sit up front, raise your hand often, give it your best.
You get out of Life what you put into it!!

Wishing you All Good Things,
Namaste’

originally posted January 20, 2012

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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the Eternal NOW

To re-envision TIME is to master it.
When you can become aware of the present moment,
the ‘eternal   now’, and the next  ‘now‘ , and the  ‘now‘  after that…
you’ve taken the first step toward manifesting the future.

Try this exercise today:
Place a large rubber band or loosely tie a string around your wrist.
Each time you look at it, remind yourself to think;
“I AM” – be present to the moment
then SMILE, because you are being given a gift~
It will increase your awareness of being alive in the present moment.
It will increase your endorphin level and relieve your stress.
It will make you more productive in your work.
And it will help you to make more conscious choices
about what you’re doing and how you are using your time.

~When you are awake and alert, you can hear the
still small voice of G*d directing you~
When you make choices from this place of awareness
your life will begin to improve:

~you’ll discover that you have MORE time…
~you’ll start to live in the flow of the Universe and things
will happen more easily, for the better…
~you’ll start to achieve more and appreciate the fact that
you are NOT a victim of your circumstances,
but rather, YOU are the co-creator of your Universe!

Open your eyes. Its time to wake up…
to the Eternal Now~

Namaste’

originally posted January 19, 2012

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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What Do you Really Need?

What do you really NEED?
There are lots of things we believe we need; a certain amount of money to pay the mortgage and bills, certain kinds of food and clothing. We might want the latest upgrade to our computers or gadgets that make our life ‘easier’, but once we have them~ we find we can’t live without them!
Like, how did we ever live without a cell phone or Facebook?!

Im not saying that we need to be ascetics, but there are places we can cut back, cut down on consumption, reduce, reuse and recycle.
There are ways we can reclaim our TIME, our independence and self-sufficiency- without suffering-
all the while enriching our Quality of Life.

Consider your lifestyle: are there things you could change or do without, in order to satisfy the deeper longings of your soul? I won’t list too many here, because these things are personal, and individually, we need to look at our own behaviors to understand the true motivation behind our actions, but for example; *What need do those ‘latest’ new shoes fill? Do they make me feel prettier, more important, more loved and supported? Are shoes the best thing to fill that need?
*Is this new piece of jewelry really necessary, or does it just make me feel more worthwhile?
*Do I really need to buy these brownies? The answers may be ‘yes, occasionally I want to treat myself’, but the important point is that we pause to reflect, not act automatically out of habit or via an unconsciousness impulse.

Many people are unemployed today, and as a society, we are starting to realize that big homes, big cars, lots of money and possessions are not as necessary as we believed them to be. In times of struggle, there are always silver linings in the clouds. Look for them!

*Look inside to discover what the basics are that you need to feel content, safe and good about yourself. Can you pare-down and redefine what is important in your life?
The happiest and most fulfilled people are those whose needs are well-met, because they are simple!

DISCERNING the difference between something we want and something we need takes awareness and attention. When we live up to the higher goal of fulfilling our true needs, we become more successful in the Pursuit of Happiness.

May you Be Well.
May you Live Well and May you be Happy!
Namaste’

originally posted January 11, 2012

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Full Moon in Cancer

Tonight the moon becomes full in the constellation of Cancer.
The moon is *exalted* or most comfortable in the watery abode of Cancer, the Crab…where its emotionality and fluidity are most easily expressed; so don’t be surprised if you have felt overly sensitive in the days prior and after a Cancer moon, which happens 9 to 10 times a year-
and especially the Cancer Full Moon!

The Cancer Full Moon contains the frequencies of the Great Mother; nurturance, sustanance, protection, caring and love. Tonight is a good time to meditate on the fullness and abundance of the Mother aspect of G*d. How does the Universe provide for you? How do you nurture yourself?
Can you do your domestic chores with love in your heart for yourself and the way you take care of your own needs? Do you allow yourself to indulge in self pampering and rewards for work well done, or do you shun all forms of hedonism? Or, on the other hand do you go overboard on the hedonism aspect of self-indulgence or self-serving behavior? It’s important to reach a balance.

Did you know that the Sun is always in opposition to the Full moon? It makes sense, if you think about it, astronomically. The Sun is in the sign of Capricorn tonight. Capricorn energies include the Great Father, the provider, protector and defender. Capricorn, the sea-goat, is an archetype of the Great Search, as the sea-goat plumbs the depths as well as scales the heights, of our subconscious terrain. Capricorn has to do with traditional ways of doing things, institutions and paternity. The song, “That’s Just the Way it Is” comes to mind. It’s time to tear down the walls of traditions that no longer serve the interests of the people they were designed to serve! Can we open our hearts and minds to creating new ways of thinking about education, banking, insurance, health care and marriage? Creating a new paradigm that serves all of mankind is the Great work of our time!

Capricorn begs us to ask ourselves, How do we face our deepest fears? Do we contain the Courage to Continue when all looks dark? Do we feel the Loving presence of the Divine behind us in all our endeavors? What does our inner Self feel protected by? Do we wear masks or does our light shine forth from within?

The combination of the energies of the Great Mother meeting the Great Father reminds me of a powerful work I did in 1989.  I found a book called, “Reparenting Yourself“. I think very few of us believe that we had/have ideal parents. I always felt like I had another ‘real’ parent who dropped me off on the doorstep of a pair of very young, inexperienced people, neither of which were ready to become my parents. My mother didnt need to tell me, but she did, that I was more mature than she was, [when I was in grade school] and that she would never grow up! A tinkerbell, if there ever was one!

The basics of Reparenting is to use your imagination to develop a character, in all her fullness, of the mother you wish you would have had. You can use magazine images, feelings, sensations, and all of your senses, to create this ideal parent.
Then you are to dialogue with her. Tell her all of your worries, cares, concerns, wishes and regrets. Tell her what you really NEEDED as a child and young adult. Feel her embrace you with everything you have ever wanted from a mother, a mentor and a Goddess.
Imagine the life you would be leading today if she were there for you now ~ then go LIVE IT that way!   <3

Do the same thing for your ideal Father. What would he have looked like? Sounded like? What advice would he have given you? What financial, emotional and physical support would he have lent you?
Dialogue with the ideal Father, the holy Father, the God. Tell him what you expected of him as a child, what you wish for today and what archetypal energies of his, you want to live on, in you, as his legacy……and then~
go LIVE that way! <3

Tonight, stand under the light of the Full Moon.
Fill yourself with the balanced energies of the Great Mother and Father.
Feel their embrace around you. Feel them living within you!
And become the ideal you wish to be!
Walk in beauty. Walk in truth. Walk in Love!
~Namaste’

January 8, 2011

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Lucid Dreaming

Repetitive Dreams- have you ever been dreaming and then realized that everything seems familiar? Then have you realized that you are currently having a repetitive dream? Great! That’s the time to take the bull by the horns and steer it toward the outcome you wish to occur! I’ve done this many times.

I’ve had a repetitive dream of being on the West Coast in a tsunami zone and a very high wave hits against the glass of a hotel restaurant. I realize that is dangerous and alert others. Sometimes we’ve escaped to higher ground other times I’ve drowned.
Now… when I see the waves, or it’s variation, deep swirling water, I have the choice to be the ‘director’ of my dream and move it as I want it to go, then take an action that will change the outcome in a more positive fashion. Taking a proactive stance while being aware of the fact that you’re dreaming is called a Lucid Dream state. I’ve gotten to the point where now, I see the waves and say “not tonight” and stop the dream right there and wake up.

As I wake up, I analyze what is happening in my waking life that would trigger my subconscious to send me that message. For me, deep waters symbolize deep emotions that are overwhelming me in my waking life. So I sit up, turn on my flashlight and write in my dream journal as much detail as I can remember. It’s surprising how many details I can recall at that moment that would be forgotten if I tried to recall it in the morning.
After I’ve taken notes, I tell myself that I’ll do more inner work on it in the morning.
It helps me relax enough to go back to sleep and rest well.
I’ve worked through it so often that I haven’t had that dream for quite a while now~ but if it comes again, I won’t be afraid of it – I’ll deal with it and know I can handle it effectively either right then, in a lucid state and/or do more conscious work on those issues in the daylight – after breakfast, when the rational side of my brain is ‘on duty’.

When you become aware of your Lucid Dreaming state it is really empowering. You can do anything you want to do to manipulate the outcome – however impossible.
Try it tonight! Plant a seed thought as to what you will do WHEN you become conscious that you are dreaming. That’s the first step. When you realize you’re dreaming, ie you’re flying or doing something impossible in waking life, it may prompt you to take action to move the outcome in a direction you wish. Stop and look at your hands or feet. Make mental notes of where you are and what you’re doing. Look at things until they come into sharp focus via concentration.
Try to read what’s written, say it aloud and make a point to wake yourself up to write it down!
(Ive been dreaming of tweets lately!)
Be AWARE and take an action that empowers you and harms no one else!
It’s great fun – and can be done with practice. It will confirm to you that YOU are the master of your destiny, in the dream world AND the waking world!
Sleep well,
Namaste’

originally posted September 17, 2011

 

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Fall in Love with Yor Self

“Another person will never be enough to make you feel truly satisfied.
That kind of completion can only be found through love of Self.
Of course, the union between two people who love unconditionally
is the highest form of (Love) sexual expression.”  Wendy Strgar – GoodCleanLove

My To-Do List:
1. Know Thyself
2. Courageously face your Demons
3. Come out Empowered
4. Fall in Love with Yourself
5. Fall in Love with Life
6. Fall in Love with Others
7. Create Great Changes in the World that Benefit Everyone

yeah, its not much~
I’d like to say I’m spending most of my time on #7,
but this is a cyclical list that keeps revolving.
Namaste’

original post September 5, 2011

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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Embracing the Man in the Mirror

“I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror
I’m Asking Him To Change His Ways
And No Message Could Have Been Any Clearer
If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place
Take A Look At Yourself* And Then Make A Change”…Michael Jackson

I had to respond to this message I found online today in honor of Michael Jackson’s birthday~8/28/58
@funnyoneliners  “I just want people to accept me for who I pretend to be.” RT @yoyoha

Thank you yoyoha for being so insightful, and clever!
Everybody who is online has a personnae – scratch that – Everybody has a personnae. It’s just so much easier to present a false self to the public who will never actually know you. A personae is a playful way to interact with others who have their eyes wide shut. A personae is the mask we present to the world as to ‘who we are’.MASKS: we use them in order to fit in. They are good means for us to creatively manifest our imaginations, but they tend to keep us in the dark about ourselves when we start to believe the stories we tell. We instinctively know our positive, more attractive aspects and are happy to play them up so people will think well of us, for example, “Witty, handsome young man seeks…” -but we also intuitively ‘know’ we have shadow sides, the parts we don’t wish to claim and wish would go away!

Many of us would NEVER share those dark secrets with people we feel we need to keep ‘on our side’.

And the sad truth is some of us will never consciously acknowledge our weaknesses to others, let alone ourselves. But I challenge you; what would happen if you did ‘go there’? What do you think you’d find? You might be surprised, upon reflection, to find that your dark side ain’t so dark after all.
What would happen if you did discover the shadow side of the mask of your personnae?
Would you be able to integrate the negative into your overall conception of your self?
Well, I bet you’d find that it isn’t that ugly or terrible after all! Acknowledging your dark side is a healthy practice that shows you the nature of your true humanity…your imperfections are what make you unique. Look inside~ discover that you’re lazy, or boastful, or ?
Whatever it is you find, is probably not as far off base as you thought it was…..
Can you say to yourself “I am lazy, and that’s okay!” “I AM boastful, and that’s okay!”?
*It’s only after we can look into the mirror at our true selves, that we can know our Self in our wholeness- and THAT’S when we can make big changes as to how we interact with the world.When you’re truthful with your Self and compare your vices to others, it’s like singing the blues; you’re going to feel better once you hear just how ‘baaad’ it can be for the other guy.
When you discover your TRUE face, and embrace it, as just another of the multitude parts of your Self, you will discover that the REAL you is much bigger and stronger than the imaginary ‘evil’ or dark side ever was, Luke. When you can see your shadow and say, “So What!” you’ll become empowered to face other, bigger challenges! And that’s when you can decide whether to make a change, or not.

Finding our truth and integrating all our parts is a powerful medicine.

Look into the mirror today and SEE who you see.
I SEE you!
Namaste’
originally posted August 29, 2011

Posted August 19th, 2012.

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