Perception is Important

Everything in life can seem like a struggle, on the outside and on the inside. From one moment to the next the inner mood changes, as well as the events, which cause upheaval and distress in life.

Living a Human life, without doubt, is a journey filled with adventure and challenge. One of the greatest insights is to understand that All things revolve around perception. For one person an experience can be perceived as a difficult and horrible event and for another, this EXACT SAME EXPERIENCE can be perceived as a positive life challenge. The Human sets the tone of his or her life events through their inner tranquility or chaos, and this can transpire from one or many life events. How each Being channels or converts the occurrence is the MOOD set, until a change takes place.

Humans often set goals for change and aspire to change, but they do little to implement change. It takes work, determination, and no excuses.

If you are struggling with inner peace, sit in silence for a few minutes, take deep breaths and give your inner and physical beings time to rest . Now Think of one positive in the events of today and give thanks. Do this daily and your perception of life will begin to change. ♥️

Be Accountable and Stop saying “but I…. but”.

Photo by Héctor López

In a conversation, infrequently use the word BUT. It often allows for excuses, untruths, evasiveness, and justification. It also weakens the conversation and attempts to portray a brief fix.

HUMANS love excuses.. they love to find one for about everything in life that did not go as planned or they disliked. Excuses help the human temporarily feel at ease however, deep inside there is an emptiness and a feeling of dissatisfaction. Many humans find accountability unnecessary or foreign, and they quickly point out their opinion with words or actions of retaliation. Often the humans then places the blame elsewhere or on a cause “out of their control”. These humans are incapable of holding themself accountable, because it is a heavy and debilitating task and emotion, and in their closed mind it is unconscionable.

Why is it so inconceivable that humans make mistakes, fail at a task, or misconstrue actions and thoughts? Humans need to accept that it is normal to error. REMEMBER TO acknowledge your action, learn from the misdeed, ask for forgiveness and move forward. This is the EARTHLY LIFE PROCESS and failure to own the wrongdoing is a true flaw and weakness. There are no excuses and no need to say.. “but, … but”.

As a human, YOU are here to better your previous journey(s) to Earth, nevertheless this does not insinuate that you will be perfect. Start now to hold yourself accountable for your actions. Make better choices and decisions, Raise your vibrations, and become more enlightened.

Love yourself and your goodness, recognize and overcome your flaws and weaknesses, and grow as a complete Being.

It is with hope that when this present Earthly journey ends, your Spirit and Soul, YOU, have more love, light and positive energy than when it was born to Earth as One.

Your Life of Legos

Photo by Francisco Jacquier

As you grow up and move away from the people that reared you, you begin to search for the real you. You must make decisions, begin to form your own ideas and opinions and proceed to live. Sometimes your decisions and choices may be similar to the ideology in which you were nutured, but perhaps they are different as you seek to make your own path.

As stated previously on the blog, you arrived to Earth with a blueprint, a plan BUT your Being is free to manipulate and maneuver the plan as YOU are the administrator.

LIVING and experiencing Life independently is like building life from a very large basket full of Legos of different colors, shapes, sizes , and having NO instructions . The foundation on which to build this life may or may not be much of what you brought with you from childhood but it is yours. Now you are free to BE, to BE YOU and to build as you wish.

For some this task is easier than for others but for all it is an undertaking . How will you put together your Legos? Will you start to build and then tear down and redo? Yes, most likely you will and this can more than once and at any age. The decision on how to put everything together is all YOURS as well as how you see and work with the results. With each life experience It is up to YOU to put it together, rearrange, adjust, rework it and even tear apart what you already put together and start again.

Now with your unspecified number of Legos, how will you begin your life building? What colors and sizes will you use, will it be simple or intricate?

Enjoy life and see each day as a new way to use the LEGO for building your journey. Be mindful of the placement of your Legos and what impact it has on the universe. When your Earth time concludes will you be satisfied and proud of your construction or will it sadden and disappoint you?

Happy LEGO….ing. ❤️

The Change in Guatemala 2019

Photo by Mel Elías

( I, SHIRLEE, share my experiences and emotions from my recent trip to Guatemala. This is how I found the country and people I saw around me. This is NOT a reflection of how I found my friends in Guatemala and This is NOT a message from my spiritual guide, KARL.)

The country of Guatemala has always been a spiritual place for me. I started coming here in the 1970’s, and it is here where I learned to meditate and to find a close connection to my spiritual side. But this visit, in 2019, has felt different and finally today, with the help of a good friend, I believe I understand why.

By choice, due to physical issues with walking, I chose not to travel outside of the capital city on this visit. Always before my visits have included going outside of the capital, mingling among the native Mayan people and walking the land of past generations. Before no matter where I would go, I ALWAYS felt a strong positive loving energy permeating from the land and the people. Today, I find Guatemala different in several ways.

Guatemala City is as busy as I have ever seen it. It has become overpopulated, dangerous and totally disorganized in its movement of traffic. An eight mile trip entails leaving at least one hour in advance.The demand for parking the thousands of cars, is at an all time high and the space to park the car is so small passengers have to exit before the car is pulled into the space. All the parking spaces costs a substantial fee,I saw no free parking.

Everything above ground that is visible to the human eye is either concrete, glass, stone, asphalt or dirt . It is only when I walk behind the concrete walls, can i find green grass and blooming flowers, otherwise there is barely any grass. Most of the trees that grow in the city are unhealthy and are dirty and polluted from all the traffic. The people in the city streets are walking around in a hurried daze or running in between cars to cross congested streets. Everybody is in a rush mode to and from; drivers are honking car horns and trying to maneuver their cars in and out of any small opening they can find. As I walk around I smile at the people but I see only a few smiles in return. Children look at me with their eyes widening, as if they have little understanding of a smiling face or maybe the understanding of a head full of pure white hair. I do see less children begging in the streets than from years past, but there are many more elderly and disabled begging and sitting on the sidewalks.

Before, in the charming neighborhood of Vista Hermosa, there were many beautiful homes, yards and flowers. Now, these homes are gone and in their place are TALL modern buildings made from concrete and glass. These buildings take up a huge amount of space and have taken away the beautiful view of the mountains.

Guatemala has always been my place to reconnect and appreciate the simple things in life . It is where I always have come to rejuvenate and find inner peace and to feel an intense connection between me and God. But now I feel something has changed……. it is as if something isn’t right. The energy is off and it feels like a dark cloud is hanging above the city and the people. I see people moving but it is as if they are robots on duty; moving their body but without emotion and expression. Some have faces of illness, worry, sadness and emptiness. I never remember seeing such semblance of hollowness and exhaustion as I see now.

I would be remiss if I did not mention the Earth Angel I met outside an elevator in a mall. This man had a smile on his face from the moment my friend and I encountered him to the moment we parted. Such a kind, jolly and sweet soul; he even mentioned the hustle of human life and the need for calmness and tranquility. His composure and gentleness was genuine and it gave me a moment of relief and comfort. I thought, “How is it, he understands the challenges of living today in Guatemala? …. he seems happy. “ This man had a special aura around him and his positive vibes, beautiful smile and kind heart brought such joy to my soul. For just a moment or two, he reminded me of the Guatemala from before, the Guatemala I always loved and was connected to spiritually.

As I prepare to leave “ The Land of Eternal Spring” I know this trip has not been in vain. I have so enjoyed being with my close friends and meeting new people. I bonded with an older dog (Potter) that needed me as much as I needed him and together we found companionship. I was able to share my personal story with cancer victims and explain my dedication and belief in herbal meds, especially in Ashwaghanda. I was with people that I love and that love me.

Yes, God wanted me to understand that even in one of the most beautiful and spiritual countries in the world , people can lose touch with their divine being. HE wanted me to feel the deficiency of spiritualism so that I could better understand the feeling of loss, balance , and harmony . I now have a greater appreciation for what I have gained through meditation. I know that Guatemala continues to be the same spiritual land as before but the people are in transition. I implore them to slow down and recognize that material belongings do not bring harmony and balance in life. Perhaps in time, more will find the tranquility and love they seek in their land and their inner Being rather than in the modern Guatemala of 2019. ♥️

Do not be lead astray.

Photo by David Monje

How sad it is for the human who does not recognize or know the soul. This human most likely lives in fear of death because he believes there is nothing more for him after the body dies. Because of this belief, he has nothing to lose and can do great harm to self and others. Be cautious, be aware and do not allow this being to lead you astray.

These people only see themselves as a human body, nothing more, and these people often struggle in life. Their Life is a constant challenge and burden without the understanding and or desire of anything more. Sadly they do not recognize or know what awaits them after human death because they see Earth as the END.

NO earthly Being is without soul therefore no Being is without light and energy. Physical death does not stop the light and energy, the soul continues on its journey. The soul journey may include another reincarnation to Earth or perhaps it will stay on the other side working at a completely different place, but never gone. The soul lives forever, it is light and energy that never cease. Be loyal to your Spiritual Being and do not let anything or anyone dim your light.

Remember the I AM…. is forever.

I AM…. love, light, energy and never ending. ❤️

Find Self Find Love

Photo by Nathan Anderson

Even in the darkest and most difficult moments of human life, LOVE exist. God /Divine Being created each of us out of complete unselfish love, always with the desire to be ONE with him someday. Living earthly life is a process from beginning to end, let it play out the way your body and soul planned it from the other side. It takes true courage to face and live the difficult moments in life. Know that someday you will be a happy and fulfilled spiritual being without worries and concerns…. free from humanness like the butterfly 🦋 that breaks from its cocoon and flies freely through the air. Never give up, know that there is always plenty of love to be found because you ARE a creation of love. First go inside, there you will see, meet, and get to know self. Everything is in the Being but you must be willing to work finding it and then you are so free to love and be loved. ♥️

Your Beings

photo by Fabio Rose

To live on Earth and fulfill the needs of both your Spiritual and Human sides, it is important to: sit in silence and find inner peace, ….love without judgement….. show gratitude for everything, and find enlightenment in ALL life lessons. Nothing happens by chance…. how you deal with the event is up to you… FREE WILL. ♥️