the cross we each bare differs from individual to individual and culture to culture.
my friend shared this with me moments ago,
Tomorrow, our Sun shifts from Aries (Easter) to Taurus (Buddha). Pondering this, the thought comes of how the Christ and the Buddha are brothers.
The Buddha, it seems, held the intention of making it clear to us how our modern world is based upon false values (causing much pain and suffering) and his brother, the Christ, it seems, held the intention of wanting to show us, demonstrating for us, how to give life a meaning and a value. These two brothers agreed that it is only through humanity, itself, that it can be worked out. The astrological energies available to us these days incline us to more fully recognize and to take to heart in restoring the “work out”.
within each of us is this ability to create, to inspire, to innovate equally within each of us is the ability to destroy, to judge, to squash opportunity. Uniquely to human beings is the ability to choose.
i choose to build
i choose to love
i choose to be of service
i choose to inspire
i choose to be!
what choices are you making today? – this period of time – is an opportunity to recognize how we can be a light of joy, compassion, innovation and inspiration in the lives of our loved ones, community members and beyond! In return, as a direct result of the actions we choose to take – i guarantee you and i will experience a shift in our perspective and feel a release of suffering and increased happiness!
I have had the wonderful opportunity to spend time with my mom who has needed some help from her daughter, here is a brief window into that experience this morning:
as i go through this process
my mornings have been greeted with the songs of birds
sometimes the morning doves, sometimes robins
the songs sound happy, light and cheerful
throughout the day their songs bring a joyful interruption
a smile glides across my face at the sound of their melodic expressions
my shoulders relax- for the moment it’s all okay . . .
during this phase – i am reminded – daily – the importance of love, compassion, kindness
for what is needed money cannot buy,
no medication, no quick fix
this process is about love, kind, quiet, powerful, understanding – love
my heart fills with gratitude, deep appreciation for dear friends
unexpected phone calls
the kindness of “strangers”
our elders give us an education we cannot find in a book
the experience of walking through a process is priceless
good friday to you, annie loyd