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October 14, 2011

Earlier in my posts I talked a little bit about my belief in love; I am going to continue this subject now and share with you something that I found very profound in my life. This has only come to me fairly recently, so I am still in awe of the possibilities.

I think I mentioned earlier that I believe truth, beauty, and energy are given to us by the Universe. This is free. We need only enjoy it. But to be fully human we can take those qualities and add intellect, heart, will, courage, and creativity in balance and harmony to form wisdom. Wisdom, along with trust finds true, unconditional love.

So we take what the Universe gives us, and through effort transform this into love, which we give back to the Universe, completing it. We are essential components to the perfection of the Universe, and it’s a shame that we are seldom aware of this honor and this power. But this is the nature of delusion … something that we must move beyond if we are to know our true potential.

And what keeps us in delusion? We do! We are kept there by our own notions of who we are, which have been formed by the notions of what others say we are as we grow up. We are told we are weak, or stupid, or bad, or lazy, or simply not what someone else thinks we should be … in essence, we are told that we are flawed in some way, and we believe it … identify with it. Somewhere inside us all, we become it. And with this belief we subconsciously struggle through our whole lives to prove this isn’t so, or to confirm that it is. Both of these things distract us from being who we really are, and therefore keep us from being able to truly love.

But there is a way out. By being present to life and to our inner selves … our essential selves … we can begin to walk our journey home and discover our Divinity; the part of ourselves that is beyond reproach allowing our sense of oneness with all things to infuse our separate soul’s to create unity.

I created a personal Mandala of these ideas to help give me a picture and to symbolize what it is that I am reaching for; and following this is a personal affirmation to help fuel my determination.

Maybe these will be useful to you too.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Malkah Geller permalink
    November 12, 2011 10:04 pm

    What a beautiful, beautiful lesson, dear Rick! That there is NO SHAME. Gosh, I need to hear that again and again as well. What wisdom you have, what deep and heartfelt love! You ARE love! The mandala is amazing. Hope I will see it in print tomorrow at the fundraiser.


  2. October 20, 2011 9:19 pm

    Dear Rick,
    This goes beautifully with your tribute to Peg…. God bless you both in your love journey.


  3. Maura permalink
    October 17, 2011 11:13 am

    Thanks Rick, I needed that lesson again, and again, and again.

  4. mokasiya permalink
    October 17, 2011 10:27 am

    beauty is what beauty does
    the beauty way
    in beauty

    Rick, my heart sings joy in your sharing with love, in the creation of mandala,
    in the soul’s journey home.


  5. MikeL permalink*
    October 15, 2011 6:37 pm

    I agree with Rebecca, Rick. Your image is a great way to visualize the ideas you expressed, which as always encapsulate wonderful ideas about what we as humans are about…or should be about.

  6. Rebecca Wainscott permalink
    October 15, 2011 10:07 am

    Rick, this is so beautiful. I love the image you’ve created, the weaving together of the levels and layers of our understanding; and the soul song of life this tapestry reveals. (I see copies of this as an offering at your fundraiser :-)) Would that we could start our day singing this song to ourselves and our children.
    Love, Rebecca

  7. October 15, 2011 8:07 am

    Whew! That pretty much sums it up. Guilt and shame are human emotions designed by those that wish to control us in some way. We are guiltless and without shame, as the COURSE IN MIRACLES says.

    I so appreciate your bringing this to us all as we can let this truth radiate in our souls……and truly remember who and what we are.

  8. Lauren permalink
    October 14, 2011 5:22 pm

    I love the song underneath the mandala! Wonderful. So glad you wrote this and shared it.

  9. Laurie B permalink
    October 14, 2011 3:25 pm

    Thank you for this gift! Thank you for all your willingness to be the conduit that you have always been for me, dear Rick.

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