“The beauty of life is that you can simply experience the shift,
instead of struggling to have one.
You might have to embracethe idea
that you are being supportedby an omnipotent Universe,
and give up the illusion that you are on your own.”
– Jennifer Hough
First and foremost, HAPPY EARTH DAY. This message is one about our emotional environment these days, because I know that how we feel impacts our motivation to give to “the Great Mother.” And, if you read through to the bottom of this email, I will show you how you can be a member of the Heaven on Earth Construction Crew. But first….
When I realized this, it all made sense:
I remember that about 28 years ago, I was dating a dude who was moving to Israel (or so he thought). He is, and was, Jewish. He was studying at a Yeshiva (University for deep studies in the Torah, among other things.) At the time, I was looking at what I had to do to convert. Convert from what I don’t know, because I was questioning everything about spirituality, Jesus, and what it all meant. Instead, my spiritual journey needed to take another path, and that was truly fascinating.
I actually “lived” in Jerusalem for a couple of months. What a powerful place, filled with such possibility for humanity. One day I was at what is believed to be the tomb of Jesus, and the very same night I had dinner with a preeminent Rabbi in Jerusalem. On that same day, I also visited the Dome of the Rock, a sacred place for Muslims.
My hair stood on end all day!
The rebirth of Jesus into his higher form, or realm, is much like what happens for all of us when we “go.” The Jews are a living metaphor for that passing over of the ones who feel chosen to go on the journey of deeply understanding the nature of God, morality and life. That journey is a special one, available to all people, all at the same time.
Over time, I’ve come to some ever-evolving conclusions about the physics of celebratory High Holidays for all religions, resulting from that profound experience in Israel.
We are each a piece of a puzzle for Heaven on Earth. Each of us holds a beautiful truth within us, about life, love and the connection to each other.
THE KEY IS to remain curious about one another while we explore this rich journey with deeply varying cultures.
THAT, FOR ME, is the Heaven that we seek: This world, filled with such a blessed variety of culture, food, philosophy and ways of living.
We come together through mutual understanding, not through fear and separation.
For example: Isn’t it interesting that the Hindu festival of Vishu was on April 15th, just some days ago, which marks another form of rebirth. It is the solar new year, according to their calendar.
I love the confluence of deliciousness.
As there was also a full moon on April 16th, the energies of which offered (and still do) the opportunity to let go. Those energies offer to bring in the new, and simply transcend what is not wanted, needed, or no longer of service to us.
When billions of people are affected by one, two, let alone three or four, collective calls for renewal, I personally see it is a time for me to be introspective, to be deeply self-responsible, and to look at what I can do, who I can be, and how I can serve my heart’s calling.
Knowing that on those days and weeks to follow, the veil over all I need to fully live a blessed life, to pay those blessings forward, and to create what is calling my heart, is very thin.
Will you make yourself available to what’s calling you?
Maybe it’s time to simply make the other stuff less important; because if you are reading this, it’s likely you are part of the “Heaven on Earth Construction Crew.”
So, I repotted my aloe vera plant, going for my first bike ride of the year, celebrating my sweetie’s birthday (love you, Adam), and celebrating some awesome people in my life who are on quite the journey. So many more courageous love ninjas like you, along with my own cosmic booty, are consistently being asked to rise up and meet what life is asking of us!
I truly have to say, you are a part of my mosaic, whether you know it or not. I am so grateful!
RE-member, it’s supposed to be a blessed and fluid journey, even when it’s hard.
In support and love,
P.S. If you have chosen to love your neighbor, knowing that’s how change starts…
don’t just sit there; do something!
Today, Friday, April 22, 2022, is Earth Day.
I am going to put a shout out into “NEXTDOOR” (a US, online way to connect with people in your area). Maybe, just maybe, you could use Meetup, or something like that, in your area.
The mission is beautifying and caring for the land, so this weekend we are reaching out, along with some of our neighbors, to clean up a local park and a local walking trail.
Not only that, but it’s about meeting up with the community and co-creating. Take some pictures and tag me personally on Social!!!!!!! Use #TheHeavenCrew