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Inspiration2018-01-10T18:18:35+00:00

Through intention we transform thoughts, moments, and our lives into their highest expression. Invite the soul to participate in the everyday through the power of intention and change the world – one thought at a time. Our Inspirations are designed to help!

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  • Inspiration - After the Storm
    October 16, 2018
    Inspiration
    After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.
  • Soul's Teacher
    Inspiration - The Soul's Teacher
    October 13, 2018
    Inspiration
    You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own.
  • Transformation of Conversation
    Inspiration ~ Conversation
    September 28, 2018
    Inspiration
    Never forget that conversation is a form of activism and what you allow in is as much a revolutionary act as what you speak up for. ~ Unknown
  • Fierce Boiling
    Inspiration ~ The Heat of Transformation
    September 26, 2018
    Blog,Inspiration,Therese Antony,Walking the Path
    Chickpea to Cook One of my favorites of Rumi's stories, Chickpea and Cook tells us about the fire of transformation. Through heat we are challenged, re-worked, and ultimately transformed. The process of boiling makes us spicy, rich, and nourishing for others. We need to be willing to be boiled, to handle the heat, and to be conscious of the need for our own transformation. It is a moment of magic when we realize that the boiling is for our benefit. A chickpea leaps almost over the rim of the pot where it’s being boiled. ‘Why are you doing this to me?’ The cook knocks him down with the ladle. ‘Don’t you try to jump out. You think I’m torturing you. I’m giving you flavor, so you can mix with spices and rice and be the lovely vitality of a human being. Remember when you drank rain in the garden. That was for this.’ Grace first. Sexual pleasure, then a boiling new life begins, and the Friend has something good to eat. Eventually the chickpea will say to the cook, ‘Boil me some more. Hit me with the skimming spoon. I can’t do this by myself. I’m like an elephant that dreams of gardens back in Hindustan and doesn’t pay attention to his driver. You’re my cook, my driver, my way into existence. I love your cooking.’ The cook says, ‘I was once like you, fresh from the ground. Then I boiled in time, and boiled in the body, two fierce boilings. My animal soul grew powerful. I controlled it with practices, and boiled some more, and boiled once beyond that, and became your teacher.’ Rumi – Translated by Coleman Barks Do you feel the heat? The first instinct is to escape; find relief from the discomfort. Are you trying to escape or can you hold the space with the boiling? If you try to escape, you'll get knocked back into the pot. In this way, the soul has a way of demanding our transformation, even if we fight it. Soul has a way of staging crisis to keep us in the heat. The delicious spices of humility, gratitude, compassion, understanding, inner authority... those are the flavors of boiling. What are the flavors of your deliciousness? Are you ready to be the lovely vitality of a human being? Can you say "Boil me some more!"?
  • Desire to Create
    Inspiration ~ Our Desire to Create
    September 19, 2018
    Inspiration
    The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. ~ Elder Uchtdorf
  • Art of Writing
    Inspiration - The Art of Writing
    September 16, 2018
    Inspiration
    Writing is the painting of the voice. ~Voltaire
  • One Acorn
    Inspiration - One Acorn
    September 13, 2018
    Inspiration
    The creation of a thousand forest is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Inspiration
    Inspiration ~ The Soul Speaks through Nature: Sea
    September 4, 2018
    Inspiration
    The sea, once it has cast its spell, holds one in its net of wonder for ever.
  • Inspiration
    Inspiration ~ The Soul Speaks through Nature: Rain
    September 1, 2018
    Inspiration
    Rain is grace, rain is the sky descending to earth; Without rain there would be no life.
  • Inspiration
    Inspiration ~ The Soul Speaks through Nature: Rainforest
    August 29, 2018
    Inspiration
    We inter breathe with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body.
  • Understanding Nature
    Inspiration ~ The Soul Speaks Through Nature: Understanding
    August 26, 2018
    Inspiration
    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
  • Earth in Common
    Inspiration ~ The Soul Speaks through Nature: Earth
    August 23, 2018
    Inspiration
    The Earth is what we all have in common.