The Power of Your Spirit

“Your spirit is also a dream-maker because human beings must dream. We have to dream and imagine and take flight into the other worlds. We are not meant to dwell in the physical world for long periods of time. We come into the physical world for temporary visits. Most of our consciousness remains in the invisible or timeless realm, the dimension of the cosmos. We create stories and myths and religions that allow us to somehow gain access to that realm while we are here in the physical state. All the while, however, the spirit within us slips easily into this realm through the flying carpet of the imagination.”  Caroline Myss

Are You Using a Dark Vocabulary?

Be mindful of the power of the words that you use to describe yourself or to even use while thinking about yourself.  Those words, that vocabulary, has the power to shape you.  Caroline Myss reminds us of that power when she says:

In order to maintain a wound, in order to maintain an image, a dark image, you have to maintain a dark vocabulary. You have to haunt yourself, in other words.  You have to have a dark vocabulary . . . . constantly retelling haunting tales to yourself or about somebody.

Open up and let it out–or else?

In Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss she states,

Every single person is born with something to create – that creation might be a child or a business or a garden or a circle of friends or a peace accord. Whatever it is will be personally beneficial for others. Blocked creative expression is as detrimental to your well-being as a drug addiction. A raging internal conflict between acting on creative impulses or settling for the status quo can eventually promote physical illness. This internal strife locks into the second chakra first and foremost because this is the vortex where you act on your convictions. You need to manifest your ideas and to make a difference in your world, whether your influence is enormous or small. The size of your action or gift is not the issue; the act of creation is.

In our culture, we forget that small is meaningful. It is drummed into us to do things the BIGGEST, BEST–you name the superlative. What’s lost is the desire to act on any creative impulse. Too often we judge it before acting. Go out and create!

“My Favorite Parenthetical Thought”

“(Contained
within cosmic
laws is the energy of grace,
which animates
what we call higher motivation
when a universal law
emerges in our psyche
during a decision making moment,
it comes
as a messenger of grace,
as well as psychic motivation.
In contrast,
traffic laws on the highway
are not ‘grace-filled.’
They are order-keepers
of the mundane
world that lack
the animation of grace.
However,
an intuitive ‘hit’
to slow down
for no conscious reason,
which then turns out
to be a life-saving act
because another car
was out-of-control,
is an act of grace
operating in the mundane
world.)”

Carline Myss, April Salon (Year not recorded.)