There is no greater feeling in life than accomplishing a goal that one has worked hard to achieve….well, maybe seeing my daughter receive HER masters degree was a greater feeling, but this is a significant personal milestone and I’m feeling pretty good about it today. Congratulations, me. 😀
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.”
Life has really begun to ramp up for me here in Portland. As I near the end of the term, I find myself getting less and less sleep as I toil into the wee hours of the dawn in a fervid attempt to finish up my final paper and the term. This one is a bear….a minimum of 30 pages, and involved performing an assessment of a major corporation, analysis of the data and then an action plan for strategies and interventions. Suffice it to say, I have learned much in this course, but I’m ready for it to be over! I still have to prepare responses for the class discussion by tomorrow night, and to do the same for the forensics class. Then….it will all be over. I will have about a week off, and then I will begin the final journey with my thesis/capstone course. 10 weeks after that, I will graduate. Feels great…but I’m beat!
On the work front, I am still writing the Chinese fashion catalog. It is very time consuming, so I switch from project to project, ever inching toward the light at the end of the tunnel. Love is what propels me forward. I am in love….and that gives me a good reason to do everything that I do. Love gives me purpose and energy….and it makes me happy.
This Saturday, my friend, Shannon Kringen, (artist, model and television personality) will be driving down from Seattle to attend a Wayne Dyer seminar with me. The day-long seminar will provide an opportunity to free oneself, now and forever, from the chains surrounding limited, often self-sabotaging thinking and:
- Let go of that ego-dominated, controlling part of the persona
- Become free from pervasive, ego-driven thoughts
- Cleanse one’s self- perception
- Come to feel, know, and rely on the divinely-connected self
The philosophy behind it is this. Every one of us has both a personal self as well as an impersonal aspect to our being. The personal self, or personality, is being directed at all times by the mind and the five senses.
This day-long seminar is an opportunity to free oneself from the emotional ties that bind…to become more creative and emotionally free. In order to awaken to this fact one must get away from the consciousness of the body and intellect, that enslave us all. The seminar intends to teach us to feel our infinite impersonal self within and come to know and rely upon it at all times. “From the perspective of the infinite, it is obvious that the individual self ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT EXIST.” This is a truth that the personality, with it’s ever dominating ego presence cannot and will not tolerate.
The seminar will include a presentation from Anita Moorjani, who had a momentous experience of truly understanding the title of this seminar I AM LIGHT, wherein she came face to face with her omnipresent impersonal self in the Light, and was miraculously healed of a ravaging cancer that had left her in a coma. Her book, Dying To Be Me (also an Online Course) is now considered to be a classic in contemporary spiritual literature. Anita will speak on the power of forgiveness as a tool for coming to live each day from a place of divine love and living in the light.
So….I am looking forward to this. It will provide a nice way for me to ease into this next stage of my life. I feel happy and positive and eagerly look forward to it.
Meanwhile….back on the ranch….
Today, I will begin a new Deryn Mentock jewelry class. This one is called BoHo Bliss. It isn’t too late to register, if any of you are interested. Just click THIS LINK to sign up. Deryn makes very cool jewelry. I love her style, and have managed to use her techniques to discover my own voice in the jewelry making realm. Every single piece of jewelry I have made using Deryn’s techniques (adjusted to be my own) has sold almost immediately. Her work is beautiful. She is a beautiful soul, and her classes are fun. She is a fantastic teacher.
So…for now, this is all. It’s enough. Right? 🙂 I am off to finish up that paper….and to start my first lesson with Deryn. (This is the third class I’ve taken from her.) But first, it’s time to go for a puppy walk…..
Have a great day, everyone.