Sunday, August 25, 2013

Blessing or Curse?

Humans are far more powerful than most of us realize. We have the power to heal and we have the power to harm. We choose every day which will predominate in our lives. If you are thinking about someone in a loving manner and speaking kindly about them, then you are blessing them. If you are thinking mean and spiteful things about them, then you are cursing them, even if you don't open your mouth. There are many who curse and bless mindlessly. There are many who are more mindful about it, positively and negatively. Religion is no guarantee that blessing is what you send. Neither is having no religion. I am a spiritual being. I am not religious. Religion is something you do. Spirituality is something you are. I choose spirituality over religion because religion was so busy trying to teach me how to behave that it neglected how to show me how to live. As for me, I choose love and light, healing and happiness. I choose blessing over cursing, and I choose it over and over and over again every day. Even when others curse me, I choose consciously to return that curse with a blessing. That is not an easy thing to do sometimes, but it is the way I choose to live. I choose Light. I choose Love. I choose blessing. Namaste!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sacred Space
In each heart, there is a sacred space.
Some spaces are overgrown with weeds.
Some cluttered with bits of the past,
pieces of broken hearts, mementos of days gone by.
Some have pressed flowers to remember,
old programs, used tickets, and worn baubles.
A few things broken never to be fixed.
Some spaces are filled with nothing but sorrow.

In each heart, there is a sacred space.
Some are filled with fragrant flowers
or wafting incense from meditation time.
In some, the silence rings like quiet bells
or wind chimes blowing gently through life.
Running water flows steadily through,
wearing smooth the hardened past.
Some allow for the fluttering of birds and butterflies.

In each heart, there is a sacred space.
Whatever fills this hallowed place in your life,
be sure that it is there by choice.
Others may try to fill this space for you,
but it was never theirs to fill.
This space belongs to you and you alone.
Be mindful of what you store there.
It will go with you when you cross the rainbow bridge.

© 2013 Beth Mitchum