Who I Am
I am not my hair, my eyes, my nose or my mouth.
I am not my skin or the shape of any of my body parts.
I am not the IQ of my brain.
I am not the sound of my voice or the volume of my laughter.
I am not my strengths or any of my weaknesses.
I am not the level of my skills.
The temple of my physical makeup is a culmination of
It reveals nothing about the person who resides within.
I take no credit or point no blame for the way I look.
My temple is perfect, as is.
This body is not who I am.
It is an exquisitely perfect dwelling for my soul.
Everything about it is exactly as it should be.
No other, anywhere, ever, could serve my soul as well. I am
not anything you can see with your eyes or touch with your
Should you judge me by that criteria, you will never know
I am not a dumping ground for bias that's based on a
I do not accept the prejudice it creates.
I am a union of body, mind and spirit, a trio, not a solo.
To know me, is to know yourself.
Those who hear the voice of their soul, recognize the song
They do not stop at the front door and judge me by the
dwelling in which I reside.
With a humble sense of honor, they knock upon the door and
ask to come in.
The judgment of others does not change who I am.
Quite the opposite is true. It reveals who they are.
Those who deem me unworthy at a glance and pass me on by,
blessing to keep walking, for they have a long way to go.
They have not reached the point in their journey where they
able to see and appreciate me for who I am.
I will accept no less.
What is Eclectic?
Explanation, dictionary style:
Somebody who is eclectic, selects from various doctrines,
methods or styles those parts she considers the best. The word
also denotes a whole, constructed from pieces obtained from
various sources. Eclectics are often solitary.
"Unrestrainedly rootless free-thinking individual."
"Eclectic: Chooses the pieces best fitting to herself, just
like everybody else does, but doesn't feel the need to attach
themselves to any given religious group. Still wants to put
some sort of 'label' on herself. Solitary: Doesn't practice
her religion officially with any given group of people.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no
need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart
is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
It is the heartfelt faith that the cosmos is divinely ordered
and governed, and that everything which happens in the heavens
and which is calculable stands, mysteriously, in close
relation to the events on earth.
Each person is a microcosm in which all the divine powers of
the cosmos are present in the various organs and parts of the
body. If these powers are in harmony with each other, the
person will be healthy and live in harmony with the macrocosm
in which the same divine order prevails.
Here the heavenly bodies are understood as the instruments of
The belief in some kind of higher power and an emphasis on
taking personal responsibility for one's own spirituality
rather than relying upon set rituals or belief systems.
To be spiritual without being religious.
Spiritual means freedom and exaltation.
Enjoy the blessings of nature and be grateful for it's gifts,
for they are gifts from Great Spirit.
Sun, moon and stars are moved and illumined by Great Spirit,
which is the source of all life and upon the death of the
body, Soul returns to it.
Sun, moon and stars are but visions of the divine essence
which rules and pervades over the Earth, sky and sea, and has
influence over the lives of people.
Great Spirit requires no sacrifices and no temples, Offer
Spirit only your heart. Perform no ceremonies but worship
Spirit in the midst of his creation, while deeply loving the
work of his hands.
Pray to Great Spirit using no system or rote, pray from your
heart any time, anywhere.
Man needs no priests or priestesses.
Man has no need for symbols of God.
Spirit requires that mankind live right and do no harm.
Respect the elders. Teach the young. Co-operate with the pack.
Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between.
Share your affections. Voice your opinion. Leave your Mark.
Your daily life is your temple and your religion.~Kahlil
"The Natural Law is a spiritual law. Its powers are both light
~Oren R. Lyons, Spokesman Traditional Circle of Elders
There are some characteristics that are evi-
dent in the system which the Creator made.
He made balance, harmony and polarity. In
other words, every (+) plus has a (-) minus.
Every positive has a negative; every up has a
down; every problem has a solution. The Spiri-
tual Law is the same - it has light and dark.
Both are good, so both need to be honored.
Lessons can be learned from both sides.
teach me the
powers of the
Knowledge is something that works, that stands up to tests and
to the test of time, that is known from the inside, unlike
belief which is something taken on from outside, from others.
Wars are fought over beliefs, dogma and doctrine, never over
knowledge. (Spirit - Walsh)
The Creator designed a very simple set of
Laws for us to follow. If we follow these simple
things, we'll be happy. If we don't follow these
simple things, our lives become complicated.
Respect Mother Earth
Love one another
Give to your brothers and sisters
Be gentle with each other
Following these simple Laws will have great
let me lead a
By: Don Coyhis
There is only one God, one Life, one Power, and it is Love.
Love cannot be broken or lessened, because it is infinite. It
is the reason I took birth, the impetus behind my desires, and
it is the reason for Being.
Love, no matter what it looks like, can never fail - and it
can never fail me. I am stronger than the appearances of
thoughtlessness or loneliness. My heart is large enough to
encompass the whole world, because my heart is the One Heart.
I refuse to take offense at the unintentional slights of
I lift my thinking, my believing, and my loving above all
conditions, and let the power of Love - the one pure infinite
Spirit, work through me and live as me. I let this infinite
Spirit love me through all form. I let go of anything
occluding my heart or my ability to love no matter what.
Love is all there is, and I am Love.
And so it is.
"Only when we can love hell will we find heaven."
-- Unknown source
People often view the spiritual path as a search for the
light. In truth, spirituality asks us to bring light and
darkness together in wholeness. And in fact, this is the only
possible solution. In our world of duality, any effort to
focus all attention on the light only serves to increase the
power of the darkness. Our aim is not to deny or reject
anything but to embrace it all.
"When you are able to contain both the light and dark
together, that is a very enlightening state. It means that you
no longer have to choose one experience over another. You do
not have to choose love OR hate, blame OR forgiveness, sadness
OR joy, anger OR openheartedness. You are no longer polarized;
no particular feeling boxes you in and keeps you from the
light of true self. You then have access to the full range of
human experiences you came into this life to embrace."
-- Martia Nelson
"The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we
come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the
~ Pierre Abelard
"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion."
- Abraham Lincoln
When we come to the edge of the light we know and are about to
step off into the darkness of the unknown, of this we can be
sure...either God will provide something solid to stand on
or...we will be taught to fly.
If you believe in something, and believe in it long enough,
it will come into being."
~ Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
The purpose of the Creator’s Great Natural Law of Cause and
Effect is to teach a person either to repeat a thought or
action; or to avoid further punishment by making other choices
with the next opportunity.
When we 'feel' bad, we've veered off the Path; and when we
'feel' good, we know we're back on it. Logic may be rewarding
for material things in this mortal world, but heart-felt
feelings point ‘the Way’ to travel our Path in this life,
especially when logic fails.
Our feelings are a kind of Guidance System that come from our
inner being, our higher-mind. Where ever we find our bliss is
where our spiritual Path lies.
“The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on
those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really
happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This
requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes
you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This
is what is called following your bliss.”
~ Joseph Campbell, American prolific Author, Editor,
Philosopher and Teacher, (1904-1987)
“We all believe in something greater than ourselves – even if
it’s only the blind forces of chance.”
~ J’Kar, Babylon 5
"True strength lies in submission which permits one to
dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond
~ Henry Miller
"Nothing truly valuable arises from ambition or from a mere
sense of duty; it stems rather from love and devotion towards
men and objectives."
~ Albert Einstein, German born American Physicist who
developed the special and general theories of relativity;
received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. (1879-1955)
Life is a continuity, All things are related.
All beings are interdependant. They cannot exist without each
THEY CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT EACH OTHER.
My Color profile
You have always longed for tenderness, love and a sensitivity
of feeling into which you would like to blend. You are a very
gentle warm person and responsive to 'All things bright and
beautiful'. This personifies a caring person, a person who
'needs' and indeed 'needs to be needed'.
In actual fact you are not willing to exert yourself in any
way. You have that truly 'laid back' attitude and are
unwilling to extend yourself or exert undue effort. You feel
that to move forward - be it in your life style or in business
relationships - would require more energy output than you are
prepared to give at this time. You want to take life easy and
your attitude is such that 'Enough is Enough'.
Enough is enough - but the problems never seem to stop. They
never stop. You feel, and maybe you are right, that the
problems seem to go on and on and you have indeed had more
than your fair share of trials and tribulations. But to give
you credit - you bounce back time and time again - you stick
to your beliefs because deep down you have that inner
knowledge, that 'belief' system that in the end, everything
will turn out OK - and you are right -it will!
You are being unduly influenced by the situation that is all
around you. You do not like the feeling of loneliness and
whatever it is that seems to separate you from others. You
know that life can be wonderful and you are anxious to
experience life in all its aspects, to live it to the full.
You therefore resent any restriction or limitations that are
being imposed on you and you insist on going it alone.
You wish to be left in peace... no more conflict and no more
differences of opinion. In fact you just don't want to be
involved in arguments of any shape or form. All you want is
for 'them' to get on with it - and to leave you alone.
It is the dog that wags the tail and not the tail that wags
Similarly it is the inner that creates the outer and not the
outer that creates the inner.
A “real person” is the description of one who’s inner and
outer life is in harmony.
To be “real” or “genuine” therefore, is about making one’s
outer expression harmonious with one’s inner nature.
My power today lies in passion. Pursuing and expressing my
hearts desire honors my love, passion, and beauty and is worth
waiting, courting or crusading for. What I lack in external
means, qualification or ability, I make up for with a true and
dedicated heart. I am not a victim therefore I do not need to
be rescued. I am empowered by patience or self-worth and my
gift is emotional availability and devotion.
Become a Spiritual Weaver
Each Religion, each Faith, each Path
Has their thread of truth.
Take the threads of truth that work for you.
Weave them into a Spiritual Cloak.
Wrap your cloak around you.
Let it envelop you in its warmth.
Let it protect you.
Wear it openly and proudly.
With each passing Minute, Day, Week, Month, Year
Weave new threads of truth into it to keep it fresh and new.
How long is your Cloak?
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