108 Days of American Sentence – Day 19

Bird-heart rib cage / frantic flutter wing-span / off-beat dream shake / new song sung

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paper towel heart © Holly Troy 3.5.2017

108 Days of American Sentence – Day 17

How do people believe in a Loving God, yet live so full of fear?

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buddha sunning himself © Holly Troy 2014

Soul Surrender

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Just as there are times on a winding walk when you can not the see the road ahead, so too will you lose visibility on your soul’s unfolding. . . If you can find solace in your surrendering to that groundlessness, there is a pleasure possible in this depth of not-knowing, where creativity can use you as a vessel and, for a moment, you can know real freedom in your acquiescence to the numinous. – Toko-pa

“Come in from the cold, into your inner oasis; your treasure island. There’s a fountain of youth there. It’s the well that never runs dry; the gift that keeps on giving. There’s no fear, sadness or suffering there, only love, creativity and gratitude! It’s the center of the youniverse, the source of light, your eternal home where you were never born and will never die.”  ~ Geordie Numata, Deer Spirit Reiki

“What goes on in your mind?” – Lou Reed

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen. – Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

“Genius is nothing more or less than childhood recaptured at will.” ~ Baudelaire

I don’t believe scientific, personal or artistic breakthroughs of any kind happen because a person thought about it. It’s because they learned how to escape the mind and tap into a larger sense of intelligence. Eureka moments come when we are inspired — and that does not take place in the mind, nor by being consumed with thoughts of anxiety, fear, or worry. They come from developing a relationship with your own inner Observer and distancing from the noise and static in your head so that you can hear your own soul’s longing to talk to you. – Jewel

“Some things are up to us, and some things are not up to us.”— Epictetus, Stoic philosopher

“Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” — Émile Coué

“Brothers and Sisters, I once believed that God was Truth and I sought God, but Now I know that Truth is God. Seek Truth.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi

“Yesterday I was cleaver so I wanted to change the world, today I am wise so I wish to change myself.” – Rumi

“We do not live in a world of dead matter, but in a universe of living spirit.” – Grandfather David Monongye – Hopi Prophecy Keeper – Hotevilla, AZ.

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. That’s a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

“To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it’s true. It’s a new world every heart beat.” ~ Joyce Cary

“The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” – Lao Tzu

“I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.”  ~ Whoopi Goldberg

“Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.” — William James

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” ~ Marie Curie

“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations. ” ~ Mae Jemison

It’s the colonization of the mind. Once we colonized other countries for profit and spoils, extracting foreign resources, and draining the value from the lives of others. Now corporations have colonized our heads. They are reorganizing the way that we think and rewiring our neural pathways so we can never get back to where we came from. Our consumption is our consent.Anhoni

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” – Bill Mollison

“Wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world.” – Bill Mollison

“Love is everywhere.” ~ Neil Young

“The evolutionary impulse to make things better that we feel in our souls, is the very same impulse that has been driving the unfolding emergence of the universe. Said in reverse: the cosmological evolution of stars, the biological evolution of organisms, and the cultural evolution of humans are all part of a universal process of becoming.” — Steve McIntosh, Evolution’s Purpose

“If we lose the forests, we lose our only teachers.” – Bill Mollison

“The evident purpose of evolution is to grow toward ever-widening realizations of Beauty, Goodness and Truth.” — Steve McIntosh, Evolution’s Purpose.

“If you’re willing to change your thinking, you can change your life.”
– Louise Hay

“Wonder is the dawn of wisdom.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

“Look up here, I’m in Heaven/I’ve got scars that can’t be seen/I’ve got drama, can’t be stolen/Everybody knows me now” – David Bowie, Lazarus

“I am the great I Am (I’m a blackstar)” – David Bowie

“Here I am floating ‘round my tin can/Far above the Moon/Planet Earth is blue/And there’s nothing I can do” — Space Oddity, David Bowie

“Dreams are the private myth & myths are the public dream.” – Joseph Campbell

Chakra Mantra Connection

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Below is a lovely meditative short video by Mama Maga on the energy of each chakra. Try consciously running a situation or topic that repeatedly comes up for you through each chakra. Listen to what your energy has to say to you from the perspective of the chakra mantra.

For daily astrology information, check out Mama Maga’s youtube page.

conscious reception

I’ve been really busy with my current online class, making a lot of new videos as I go, and of course reading everyone’s work.

We started at the crown, and I have done some free-writes as well. I posted the piece on Sacred Folly. Here is an excerpt:

It seems that consciousness is always moving toward pleasure. Free-write from the Crown (7th) Chakra . .

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Soft electricity pulses through my body as I let my mind go. A deep YES wells from within me and I want to share these feelings of abundance and expansion. When I make love to you, your Divine Self, it is because I see the Highest good in you, and I want to share the Highest good in me.

Soft, flowing, dark and light. Piscean energy, merge, release, merge, release. Consciousness consciousness consciousness. I feel it in you as I feel it in myself.

Soft molecule bubbles permeate all existence. The tiniest almost imperceptible lights dance on our breath. I am alone yet I am not. I am surrounded by love, flowing in me and around me.

I trust love. I receive. I receive.

If I have to practice this receiving, then I will . . . (for more, click here)

Bringing the Crown Down for All to See

Patti Smith has a way of drawing in that open crown chakra energy and bringing it down to earth and expressing it through every chakra.

See more on this at The Power to Dream – The People Have It.

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photo by Linda Smith Bianucci

Jewels from the Crown

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”
― Albert Einstein

IMG_4525“The universities do not teach all things, so a healer must seek out old wives, gypsies, sorcerers, wandering tribes, old robbers, and such outlaws, and take lessons from them. A healer must be a traveler. Knowledge is experience.” -Paracelsus

“I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.” Chuang Tse

“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace.”  ― Frederick Buechner

“I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us, to hold back the night, to transcend death, to charm motorways, to ingratiate ourselves with birds, to enlist the confidences of madmen.” – J.G. Ballard

Visit here for more 7th Chakra Quotes

When we realize our tribe is . . . all that is

Cosmic Crown

IMG_5052“The universities do not teach all things, so a healer must seek out old wives, gypsies, sorcerers, wandering tribes, old robbers, and such outlaws, and take lessons from them. A healer must be a traveler. Knowledge is experience.” -Paracelsus

The 7 Heart Chakras

The 7 Heart Chakras –
1st – connect the heart to the heart of earth
2nd – the heart of instinctual spontaneous creativity
3rd – creative action guided by love
4th – radiate love
5th – communicate love
6th – loving perception
7th – connects to the heart of the universe

Geordie Numata (my reiki teacher, brilliant astrologer, free-thinker and friend)

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