Alphabet soup for the soul – “I”

I is for Infinite Intelligence

I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists – proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

-Thomas Edison-

There is an infinite intelligence that allows our bodies to breathe while we sleep. It also allows our bodies to repair and regenerate while we sleep.

This same intelligence allows blood to travel through us covering 19,000 km or 12,000 miles a day.

It allows a human heart to beat 100,000 times daily. It allows the lungs to take around 20,000 breaths a day. The most amazing part is that we don’t even notice any of this is happening.

The complexity of the body although empirical is in a realm that is still unfathomable for most people. This is due to infinite intelligence.

Whether you choose to call it God, Universe or Source, they are all the same thing, infinite intelligence.

It defies thought and understanding to grasp the full significance of the intricate nature of the human body. It is also completely perfect and designed to be that way.

This infinite intelligence is not just in our bodies but is everywhere we look as well.

All the drops of water that make up an Ocean and that then force the waves to roll in and out depending on which way the earth is facing and the pull of the moon.

The stars and planets that are suspended in the sky and waiting for us to explore.

The mass migration of birds in the winter, heading south for warmer destinations closer to the equator. How is it that a bird can know how to get from Boston to Boca Raton?

This same intelligence also allows a bear to hibernate for months while losing half its body fat but no muscle. Dropping the Bear’s heart rate from 50 bpm down to 10 bpm, and dropping their body temperature from 38 degrees down to 33 degrees. This same intelligence allows a bear to go months without drinking, urinating or defecating.

A bamboo tree grows underground without sunlight for 4 years and is not visible above ground until the 5th year. At that point, it breaks through and then shoots up 60-80 ft in a couple of months. That could not happen without infinite intelligence.

The rain that turns to snow at a certain temperature and the revelation that every single snowflake is uniquely different than its counterpart.

The beautiful colors of fall foliage or the grass that exactly like fingernails will grow faster the more you cut it.

A field full of dandelions that all look the same until you get a closeup and realize that like a snowflake every single one is different.

All around us are the designs of infinite intelligence at work and most of us don’t even think about it for even a second during our entire lives.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “H”

H is for Heaven

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on EARTH as it is in Heaven.”

-Matthew 6:10 –

Almost everyone has heard these words before but what do they actually mean?

I believe it refers to the divinity that is inside all of us. A presence that is being felt in numbers larger than at any other time throughout history.

The accounts reported by millions of people with varying degrees of similarity are unprecedented around the globe.

   When mixed in with the following two quotes from the Bible it appears as if we literally get to create Heaven right here on Earth;

1- Psalms 46:10 -Be still and know that I am God

2- Matthew 6:22 -The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

These quotes reveal secrets about prayer or meditation and the need to go within so that each of us can find God and create our own Heaven on Earth.

If everything we are and see is actually light waves of energy vibrating through space and tim,e AND the light of the body is thine eye, it would mean that when we go inside and activate the third eye, the light we are experiencing is indeed the divine nature of God.

No one is excluded from accessing this divinity. It is coursing through any human willing to seek and search for it

It is the same divinity that allows humans to be made from the same elements that make up the stars in the night sky.

The same divine nature that gives us beautiful birds, fish, and flowers to admire, adore and appreciate.

When we hear the words thy will be done, people think that eventually one day it will happen. What if it means thy kingdom come thy will be done as in will power or willing it it to happen through what we decide to see?

We can literally will things into existence, and until we do, the Earth can seem more hellish than heavenly. The choice is yours.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “G’

G is for Gratitude

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see”

-Dr Robert Holden-

If the first thing you say every morning when you open your eyes is “thank you, I am grateful to be alive” then you’re proactively starting your day in a positive state of mind. Conversely, if you check your phone to find out what you missed, then you are starting from a reactive state of mind.

   The Wise sage said: ‘As you begin your day so too, the rest of your day will unfold’.

   By waking up in gratitude daily, eventually, with practice over time, you will find many things to be grateful for.

   The truth is we should all be grateful for everything in our lives, the good and the bad.  There are times when stormy weather may cloud our judgement but even in these times we must be grateful. For without hard times how would we know or appreciate the good times?

Instead of going through your day saying I have to make my kids lunch and drive them everywhere, or I have to go to work or I have to shovel the snow, start telling yourself I get to make my kids lunch and drive them everywhere, I get to go to work, I get to shovel the snow. These are gifts. Living life every day is a gift.

    If you were to die tonight in your sleep, would you have spent your last day in a perpetual state of gratitude?

   Would you have chosen to be proactive or reactive?   Do you choose Gratitude or a bad attitude?

The bottom line is that if you wake up and think of how much life sucks then everything you see and do will reflect that, but if you say thank you and feel grateful then that is what you will see. The choice is yours and it is really that simple.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “F”

F is for Focus

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

– Mahatma Gandhi –

What we focus on expands. Tony Robbins said “Energy flows where attention goes” and whether the energy is positive or negative this is true of everyone. No one is exempt from this universal law.

If you want to become a musician for example, then you must place your attention on that. In doing so your energy will flow there.

In order to achieve success, you have to practice by visualizing and then becoming the thing it is that you want. If you direct your attention towards this thing then the energy inside you flows directly to it.

This means you have to do the things a musician would do. You must write music, learn instruments, practice singing, learn about the mixing equipment and find places to practice live in front of people. Essentially you must focus the majority of your energy and attention on that thing.

If instead, you say I’ll start tomorrow, I’m too tired right now or I’ll start later, then your energy is now tied up in procrastination and since your attention is not on becoming a musician anymore, then you will not become that thing.

When I first started writing I had no experience. I didn’t even know the difference between a noun and a verb.

I did know, however, that in order to become a writer there is only one way. I had to immerse myself in the craft. I had to focus my energy and attention on writing by sitting down and forcing myself to write. So that’s what I did.

Every day and unsure what to write, I would set a timer and write down whatever came into my head until the timer went off.

    After doing this month after month I slowly found my style and progressively got better. 

The reason is that I focused all my attention on becoming a writer; as such my energy started flowing to where my attention was going. There is no other way to achieve the things you want.

The more you find your passions, purpose and principles the easier it becomes until one day you reflect quickly on your journey and realize that your time and energy has been steadily flowing where you put your attention.

Go into your memory bank right now and recall a time when you were stuck in a state of being mad or upset and couldn’t get unstuck. The reason is that negative energy was flowing to that thought or situation and that energy directed your attention to the loop that got you stuck in the first place.

The flip side of that coin is that we have all had moments when our energy was so bright and radiant that even an energy vampire crossing our path could not disrupt it. That is because our focus was on something greater.

By focusing all your time and energy on your dreams, that reality will expand until you become that thing.

Ask yourself where your attention flowing? If you dont like the answer then focus your energy and attention towards your dreams until they become a reality.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “E”

E is for Earth 

“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on.”

Henry David Thoreau

The Earth that we occupy is drenched in various forms of life that are full of energy and intelligence, both visible and invisible to the human eye.

The energy we experience on Earth is all around us, it is in everything and everywhere. The leaves of a tree that produce food for both humans and animals is made by and infused with a higher intelligence. It is also found in insects and organisms.

Is Earth the only place that intelligent life can prosper in the entire cosmos?

As we expand our universal reach through space we will find out that undoubtedly we are NOT the only planet where intelligent life exists in such abundance, but you already knew that.

One of the most intriguing things about Earth is that it is the only planet that we currently know of where so many life forms thrive together, so completely and complexly in a web of connectivity, where all these different life forms are structured to depend on each other for survival.

Another empirically fascinating fact is that Earth is a place with such extremes that the climate you are in can kill you or make you stronger.

A place where due to gravity we see oceans and lakes stick to the earth like glue and rainwater naturally falling out of the skies. A place that can erupt, shake or burn in an effort to regain control. A planet that can speak to the global awareness of all its inhabitants to wake up.

Often referred to as Gaia, or Mother Gaia, this planetary consciousness of Earth is a living breathing thing that plays by different rules which are much more sophisticated than meagre humans can currently fathom.

As for Gaia, she got fed up with waiting for us to take to fix the problems we created and decided to clean the causeways of Venice and patched the ozone later herself. The symbiotic relationship that falls under the umbrella of Gaia depends on it.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “D”

D is for Dharma

“It is better to live your own dharma imperfectly, than to live an imitation of somebody else’s life with perfection.”

Bhagavad Gita

Dharma is the destiny deep inside all of us, our reason for living. In Buddhism, it means ‘cosmic law and order’.

Simply put it’s the version of yourself that you are trying to get to. For context, Karma is the steps we take daily towards fulfilling our Dharma.

If you can get real quiet and shut out the distractions in the various forms that are flying at us , seemingly all day – every day, then we can start to discover our own core values and in doing so we will find our life’s purpose or our Dharma.

The easiest way is to ask the universe a bunch of questions and then get real quiet and look for the answers.

We all have our purpose buried inside us and if we start asking the questions, like a flower it will bloom and start to open up showing the most beautiful version of itself.

An example from my own life is shutting down the external noises from media, society, social media and even the people closest to me whom I love dearly.

In doing so, the answers that come forth guide me toward my dharma and it becomes clear what the overall ‘big picture’ looks like.

Dharma is not about money or getting paid. In a roundabout way, it is about others. What kind of impact do we wish to have on others? What can I do that will allow me to serve others?

If you can answer those two questions then it’s possible you have found your dharma and to reach its full potential you will need to focus your attention on that area.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “C”

C is for Creation

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are made in the image of God. It is not the other way around. This means that God is not a human-looking older gentleman sitting on the clouds, with a long Gandalf wizard-beard, staring down with contempt and judging us all from the heavens.

It does however mean that, as the book says, we are made in the image of the creat-or therefore, within everyone’s image lies creat-ivity.

You see, humans are by nature, already creative. When our creativity lays dormant it tends to atrophy.

     It’s only a matter of educating ourselves to remember what we have forgotten.  The word educate comes from the Latin Educo which means;  to educe, to bring up or to develop, to draw up and lead out. 

    We all have something inside of us longing to be birthed into creation, we just need to light our path to search for it.

    Can’t find your creativity?

Start looking for your creative genius in new areas because if you don’t know what it already is, it means you haven’t found it yet, and therefore you can’t keep looking for it in the same places.

Learn new things, view new things, feel and experience new things. You will quickly discover what you like and dont like. In doing so you will start heading down the path of your true destiny.

There are so many areas that you can focus your attention on that it simply isn’t possible to learn and experience all of them.

Explore, dream and decide what that thing is you want out of life. Focus on where the evidence of how to do that thing is because someone has already failed and succeeded at that thing. The examples you find are the stories that you need, they will show you what to do and what not to do in order to bring you towards your dharma.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “B”

B is for Benevolence

Benevolence Dress yourself in the silks of benevolence because kindness makes you beautiful.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Benevolence and Altruism, two states that guarantee compassion, joy and well-being. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? With consistent practice it is.

We are designed to be sentient and generous beings. When we show kindness for the well-being of others we shift the focus off ourselves and in doing so forget any pain we are in both physically and psychologically . The kind of pain that keeps us stuck in lower frequencies.

The states of physical stability, physiological stability and mental calmness that come as a result of equanimity are worth installing the daily practice and discipline needed to get there.

At a physiological level our body releases the needed chemicals to signal peace and calm instead of the fight or flight signal that goes off when the stress response is turned on (the stress response for many is on constantly).

In helping others, we help ourselves to heal and once that happens we can heal others. If energy flows where attention goes then by taking attention off yourself and putting it on someone else, that means your energy is flowing to them and that is energy they can use to heal their body and heal their mind.

Once we practice emotional intelligence then we begin to vibrate higher, shine brighter and we can create from a place of love and light.

Alphabet soup for the soul – “A”

A is for Abundance

Abundance is not something we acquire, it is something we tune in to.” 

Wayne Dyer

    God, Source, The Universe, The Feild. Whatever you call the higher power that created us and allows blood to travel substantial distances freely through our veins is providing abundance everywhere, all the time. 

This same infinite intelligence keeps us breathing while we are fast asleep, resting and repairing, regenerating and rejuvenating so every day we function at an optimal level.

The same higher intelligence also provides fruits and vegetables to nurture the body. By harnessing the sun’s power plus water as it falls from the sky, all the food needed for survival grows on trees, bushes or directly out of the ground.

The amount of food produced each year is enough to feed the whole world multiple times and it all stems from the tiniest volume of seeds which grow into full abundance right in front of our eyes.

   Made purposefully by God and given for us. The amount of abundance is greater than one can attempt to fathom.

   One day while making dinner, I cut open a pepper and there were at least one hundred seeds inside one red pepper.

    If even half turned into peppers after planting then I would end up with fifty new peppers, each with a hundred more seeds which is the same as five thousand more seeds.

After just a couple of years, you would have half a million followed by a number like 50,000,000 and on and on forever expanding.

All of that abundance comes from one seed planted with love and cared for over a much shorter time frame than one might assume. This idea works in an endless possibility of ways and means. Some are noted in this article I wrote a little while back. The brain is another great example.

Just look at how many neurons are in the human brain. As of the last count, there were 86 billion neurons inside a human brain. Is that how many drops of water are in all the oceans? How about the number of grains of sand? Is it possible that there are 86 billion stars in the universe?

   Finally, abundance can be shown through the neuron example via human evolution in learning. If scientists one hundred years ago claimed there were only 14 billion neurons in the brain and today they are saying 86 billion, then how many neurological circuits will the human brain have 100 years from now. It matters not that we didn’t have the ‘proper’ tools 100 years ago. What matters is the abundance was already there, we just couldn’t see it. 

New years eve 2020

New years 2021 and I love you all.

As always thank you for supporting this blog. Its so humbling to have such amazing interactions with people from all over the world.

A new series series will be revealed on this blog tomorrow. To read my first series; 12 steps to spiritual awakening series click here

The newest series for 2021 Is called; Alphabet soup soup for the soul

A is for Abundance, B is for Benevolence, C is for Creation.

“A” will be released on New years day.

Every Saturday there after there will be a new letter of the alphabet.