Feb 17 2011

Transformational Thought for February 17 2011

Here is a short, but powerful quote for the day Enjoy!

“If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” Rabbi Harold Kushner

Feb 11 2011

Transformational Thought for February 11 2011

Imagine for a moment about an event or situation in your life where you felt boxed in or that the barriers appeared to not allow you to proceed. What did you do? Did you get frustrated and angry? Did you continue along the path and then give up? Did you turn around and choose a softer, gentler route? Or did you continue on until you viewed the opportunity from all sides. Did you look at the barrier as an opportunity to see your life from a different perspective, rather than from the traditional point of view.
When you can begin to view your life as a clear ball and that there are truly multiple combination’s of what you think you see to that which you don’t see as solutions, then you may find the answer to the barriers in front of you. Step back and step out of your own way. “We tend to make the thing in the way the way.” Nepo

Feb 04 2011

Transformational Thought for February 4 2011

It has been a while since my last post, and I truly apologies. I am in a major transition in my life and I am navigating unfamiliar waters. I am finding a great sense of empowerment knowing that all this is as it should be. I Am that which I seek, and now I understand that living in fear only keeps me a prisoner of my own consciousness. So with that I will leave you with a quote from my meditative read of the day.
“The stuff of our lives doesn’t change. It is we who change in relation to it.” Molly Vass

Dec 29 2010

Transformational Thought for December 29 2010

I realize it has been several weeks since my last post. In the field of reality, life has come in like a perfect storm and I have had to take a break. Then last night it dawned on me. It is time to stop feeding that wolf and begin to feed and create the vision I have for my life. I had the great honor and privilege to be a part of a powerful radio show last night. There were some of the most notable voices on the Anything But Ordinary Show, and to be included with this group made me proud to be a part of it all. This powerful group of change agents is on course for some amazing accomplishments in 2011, and the world will benefit from what is about to be created.
This was all affirmed when I awoke for my morning reading and Ernest Holmes suggested: “Life responds to us in the way we approach It…Let us choose to be identified with power, with love and beauty, with peace and happiness. Let us identify ourselves with abundance and with success.” That being said I would like to thank Michael McCleary and Maria DiGiovanni of “Anything But Ordinary Radio for allowing me to be a part of their cast of powerful characters.
I would also like to acknowledge those powerful characters by saying we all have a part to play in this production we call life, and without you: Danielle Noel Hawthorne (mis Mojovator), Harry Shade and Phil Gornail of Marvelous Mondays, my friend and guardian Tonoa Bond “T” Ms. Kiki Richardson of “Playing Devil’s Advocate, and all those other characters who graced my door this year to bring me to where I am today. Thank you my friend Eddie Rodriguez, Michael McFadden, Jacqueline Hadden, Ric Mixer, Project Gratitude creator Shana Smith. You all have made my life a richer one in which to grow from. I look forward to what we will bring to the world and the changes we are about to create.

In loving Spirit

Jed

Dec 05 2010

Transformational Thought for December 5 2010

“Pursue the obstacle. It will set you free.”

“Pursue the obstacle. It will set you free.” Mark Nepo. That quote of Marks is fitting to begin a new discussion on those things, situations, life experiences that stand in front of your path and appear to be blocking you. Life presents challenges that sometimes seem monumental and other times challenges that are simple to negotiate. I would like to begin this discussion by drawing your attention to the simplest of ideas or it would seem the simplest if we would not confuse what Is and what is made up, you know our stories. When we arrive in this world (that moment of conception) we have no idea that we cannot do a thing, or think a certain way. We are totally free of all obstacles, but then a funny thing begins to occur even before birth. We begin to take on the ideas, concepts, notions, beliefs, attitudes, and assumption of those genetics as well as those humans closes to us. We begin to become what we see, hear, feel, and experience in our environment. We begin to build our stories that we may or may not live with for the rest of our lives. What I mean by that is that some souls have the canny suspicion that what they see, hear, and feel is not the right path and are strong enough to take a different path, while others are not able to make that connection and continue to create the stories they are taught.

I have been walking a path that was predetermined for me long ago and I did not realize it until just recently. What I find so fascinating about this is that once I became aware that I was walking someone else’s path, that path of my families and societies approval, it has taken several years to get off that path. I did not realize how ingrained this programming was nor how difficult it would be to shift paths, especially at 52. Well that mountain that I have been climbing just got a bit steeper the other day. For the purpose of this discussion, I would like to propose that when we are commenting that we stay out of our stories and focus on the journey and what it is that we want to create. Now please don’t get me wrong, we may need to set the foundation and create clarity for the discussion, but we are not going to live in our stories here. That being said I would like to open this up to all of you to help create a fantastically, amazing, place to share your mountains you have concurred and what your life looks like now that you have arrived safe and sound on the other side. As Mark said, those obstacles will set you free.

Have a powerfully creative day!

Dec 04 2010

Transformational Thought for December 4 2010

We are coming to a close with our discussion of the 15 Minute Miracle. I have had some great comments and dialogue with a lot of you, both on and off line. I find the common thread that is taking place right now is a great sense of hope and renewal. It may not seem like that when we look around at the news and listen to the chatter on the street, but I am not hearing that in my dialogue. I would even go further to say that regardless of what you see or hear is happening or expected around you, you must live your own passion. I am again taken by the synchro-destiny (a Deepak Chopra term) of this post because this morning in my I read a quote which bring this discussion of Gratitude, Manifestation, and forgiveness to a powerful close. The 15 Minute Miracle can and will be a very powerful spiritual practice and more so if you truly walk your own paths and not the paths of what the many would suggest is needed. I love how true this Howard Thurman quote relates to this life here and now. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Walk your passion, live your passion, be your passion and all will be. And So It Is.

Dec 03 2010

Transformational Thought for December 3 2010

I have had a powerfully, amazing few days, and I really do not have much to put forth. I am really just Being in silence and taking part of the transitions I am experiencing. So let me just say that if you will truly take the time to practice your daily rituals of the 15 Minute Miracle and whatever else you add to your creative day, please continue. We only have a few more days of this dialogue and then I will be shifting to another powerful topic. I hope that you have a powerfully creative day, and I want to leave you with my favorite quote: Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise; Risk more than others think is safe; Dream more than others think is practical; and Expect more than other think is possible. Author Unknown

Persist without exception!

Dec 02 2010

Transformational Thought for December 2 2010

This week we have been discussing the forgiveness portion of the 15 Minute Miracle, and I hope all is well with each and every one of you. I would like to digress back on manifestation for a moment. Yesterday I had one of my manifestations come to life. Remember, one of the keys to completion is to let go and allow. It became clear yesterday afternoon when I had conversations with two close friends when it dawned on me that this looked vaguely familiar. This manifestation did not come to me as I thought, nor did it appear in the form that I had envisioned, but it did in fact manifest. These simple connections with two different friends, who do not know each other and have no connection to the other except me, have become a manifestation for me.

My ultimate goal in this life is to be a voice of connection. It is no longer about how high on the ladder I can climb, be there done that. It is no longer about what I am, rather about who I Am Being. I have a passion to live life with NO Boundaries, yet live life with true connections to those I come in contact with. The Mind of Spirit, The Cosmic Mind is all that is necessary for this to occur, and connecting to the Mind and the field of pure potentiality anything is possible. Living a life of true creative influence would be a fascinating place to live and teach. And So It Is.

Please offer some insight and comments of your own experiences with the 15 Minute Miracle

May have a powerfully creative day!

Dec 01 2010

Transformational Thought for December 1 2010

Good morning world, a new and creative day is dawning. As I finish my meditation and reading ritual, I Am again show the true nature of Spirit, the connection to all things living and that which has lived before. Silence and introspection have offered me the ability to understand such connections, and the knowledge that has been revealed is simple amazing. We have been discussing a powerful Spiritual process for the last 3 weeks, and I want to share one of my revelations.

Yesterday, Brian posted a comment, thank you very much Brian, about the nature of not being too hard on one’s self. And I would agree completely. It occurred to me this morning, while reading my favorite poet Mark Nepo, forgiveness is a process of clearing up old unfinished business. I know this may sound a bit blaspheme, but forgiveness may be nothing more than shacking out the rug or vacuuming the carpet. It truly is about letting go of the old dirt and allowing it to pass, as with Mark’s comments this morning about not being regretful that we failed at something. He starts off by saying, “Very often, we define ourselves by what we want or dream of.”

The forgiving process is intended to release the old and honor the new. I have not failed in life, I have not failed in business, I have not failed as a father or husband. I have however realized that those where stages to teach me how to be a better writer, a better student, a better professor, and a better speaker. “Living up to a dream is rarely as important as entering it for all it has to teach.” Mark Nepo The Book of Awakening.

What I have taken away from this discussion is that, Brian was correct about not being too hard on one’s self, and looking for what can be learned from an experience. I will still practice my 15 Minute Miracle, it is a very powerful tool for journaling Gratitude, Manifestations, and those pensive thoughts about what needs to be forgiven. Remember, this is all about growing towards a closer connect to Spirit and to my fellow Human Being. I honor you all and look forward to your comments.
“Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.” Hannah Arendt

Have a powerfully creative day!

Nov 30 2010

Transformational Thought for November 30 2010

How did your first day or night of forgiveness go? Lip service is simple, true forgiveness can be challenging. I have decided to begin my forgiveness journey by forgiving myself. Then I can move on to forgiving what at this time seems like others. What I mean by that is that when I get done working on myself, I believe I may find it unnecessary to forgive others. It occurred to me that once you take full and complete responsibility for your own life, it may become clear that you played a role in the pain and suffering that you may be claiming was a transgression by others. This is how I see my life and I believe that once I have journeyed this process, I anticipate less of a need to forgive others. Although at that time if something does come up for me I will be more likely to truly forgive and both of us will benefit from that forgiveness. But remember that the forgiveness of someone else is not for them but for you. This is about you and I, not about them or the situation. The spiritual power lies in the letting go of that old story and moving beyond the pain we continue to carry around. So I urge you to take this final step of the 15 Minute Miracle journey with me. Let me know your thoughts and how this process is going, I look forward to hearing from you.

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.” William Arthur Ward

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