Seeing with New Eyes

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

Yesterday morning as I was walking toward the lake I stopped suddenly with a “Whoa… Cool!”  The beauty of the morning mist hovering over the lake stopped me in my tracks.  This is not an everyday occurrence,  but it is also not that rare.  It does leave me in awe every time I see it however.

I continued on and stopped for a minute to take a moment to soak in the beauty of the moment.  When I turned back to the trail I saw someone on their porch and said, “I was just admiring the mist on the lake.”  He looked out and had obviously not noticed it.  Then I said while pointing, “That bank of clouds over there looks like it is actually touching the lake.”  He then paused for a minute, looking, and said. “Yeah, it does… Cool!”

As I continued on my walk, I realized that this is what my life is all about.  Living my life, walking in the truth and sharing it in gentle and subtle ways as I go.  I need to be reminded of that a lot.  When we first moved here people laughed at me… a lot.  I was just that crazy woman who walked all the time.  But now after watching me for three years I am seeing people making changes in their own lives to become more healthy and mindful.  Our best teachings come not from our words, but from the way we live.

As an artist I believe it is my joy, pleasure and responsibility to let people get a glimpse of the world through this artist’s eyes.  In fact all awakened beings share in this, artists or not.  It is only through seeing glimpses of what life not only can be but is if we only open our eyes to it that people will begin to realize the reality that they have created for themselves does not have to be so.

So as you walk through this life be open to your own opportunities to see the world through new eyes.  Live and walk in truth and love and others may have the same opportunity through you.

Thought for Today

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins
“You are an aspect of The Divine. God lives in you, through you.
‘I am with you always, even unto the end of time’ are not just pretty words.
They are truth.”
— Neale Donald Walsh

Be a Light in a Dark World

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You may have noticed I’m not quick to react to all the crazy, sad, violent and horrific things going on in the world.  When I do post about current events it is only after much thought and prayer.  But after recent terrorist attacks and the web going crazy over red coffee cups I feel the need to address the much broader issues here.
We create our own reality with our thoughts.  This truth I know for sure.  If we believe the world is an evil place, everyone who does not agree with us is against us and we are being persecuted, that is exactly what we will experience.  If we believe in a vengeful, angry God who hates everyone else, that is what we will take out into the world.  However, if we walk daily in the presence of God, spreading His light, love and goodness to all we meet our world will be a much different place.
So what do we do when the world goes crazy?  How do we react, or keep from reacting?
1.  Stay calm.  Breathe deep.  Surround yourself, your loved ones and the world with the Light of God.
2.  Resist the urge to respond to every major world event and every petty little slight.  The more we talk about what’s wrong with the world the more we will focus on it and bring it into being.
3.  Respond to anger with kindness.  This is not easy.
4.  Walk away if necessary.  Also not easy.
5.  Allow other to have their beliefs and opinions realizing you do not always have to be right or have the last word.
6.  Surround yourself with positive, caring people.  Do this for support and encouragement, not to retaliate against the “other side.”  Do not get involved in the wars of others.
7.  Believe light overcomes darkness, good overcomes evil and life overcomes death.
8.  Let your light shine.  Live what you believe, don’t just talk.  People will remember your actions long after your words are forgotten.

9.  Live without fear.  You can actually feel the fear in the world.  Fear can cause the thing we fear most to happen.  A favorite scripture of mine is, “Fear not little flock, for it is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”  Luke 12:32.  This is not a “heaven” statement but a here and now statement.  There is no need to worry or be afraid because God does provide.

10. Focus on guarding your own thoughts, words and actions, not those of others.  Let other people be.  You stay centered and calm.

Be a beacon to the world in a dark time.  Let the light that you are shine and shine and shine some more!

 

 

 

 

 
 

Thought for Today

Fall at Chalco #8 Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins
Fall at Chalco #8
Copyright 2013 by R.A. Robbins

 

“In life, finding a voice is speaking and living the truth. Each of you is an original. Each of you has a distinctive voice. When you find it, your story will be told. You will be heard.”
John Grisham