Let me burn.

Think back.  Did you know how you were going to meet your best friend? Did you know how or when you were going to get the job that you have right now?  Did you know how or when you were going to meet that special person that changed your life?

Chances are you didn’t.  Like playing a game of chess, or any game, you rarely know the full future consequences of any particular move right now.

Life usually delivers a story line similar to this -“Well, I did this, and it just so happened that he or she or it was there, and they knew of a … and that’s how THIS happened.”

lighting match, momentum and intentionA Match in a matchbox, has an Intent to create a flame. It doesn’t know where or what surface it will be struck upon to light it. It doesn’t understand about the Oxygen needed for it.  It doesn’t know where or when the fingers will be that are needed for the striking of it.  It can only offer its Intent. When conditions are right, a flame will be created.

It can’t control the CONDITIONS (those other “needed elements”) any more than you or I. 

I can only control my Intent. When the time is right, my Oxygen, a surface to strike upon, and fingers for striking will show up. I can not predict or force any of those. Just as we didn’t know how we would end up meeting (or losing) our pet or mates, or getting (or losing) that last job.  When the time is right, conditions manifest.  Be happy in knowing that’s all we CAN control.

Timing  AH, the nasty little bugger in the issue.  Whose timing? I WANT IT NOW!

If the Universe were to TRY to keep up with what YOUR perspective thought was “RIGHT” timing, it would throw complete chaos into a perfect system.  We think we REALLY want something, but give us 20 minutes, or a day, or a month, and we’ve already changed our perspective, moved on to something else, or adjusted how or when we want it.

The Universe only does what we should do –  focus only on IT’S Intent. IT’s been here a lot longer than any of us.  It holds galaxies together, it brings the sun up every day, it probably knows when conditions are best for ALL parties involved.

The fingers, the striking surface, the needed Oxygen will harmonize with your Intent to light your flame, when ALL conditions are right. There are many fingers and striking surfaces that you are not even aware of, that will come into play.

Just as they always have in the past.


Just a reminder, don’t be an elephant.

Elephants aren’t stupid, in fact they have a great memory, probably TOO good.  But then, so do we. 

A small circus came through town last week, and as the animals were outside the tents for the public to come admire, it just amazed me to see those enormous elephants tethered to this little stake in the ground with a very small chain.

Here was an animal that weighed up to 14,000 pounds, with massive natural strength, being held in place by something that I could probably work out of the ground. (Yes, I’ve had some bacon lately, but I haven’t put on THAT much weight..)

So how does the magic chain work?  It only had the terrible magic of “Conditioning” dust on it, that’s all.


Thanks to TwistedSifter for the image.

It turns out that while the elephant was very young, it was secured by a chain and a stake by it’s trainers. The cute little guy “learns” the “fact” that the connection is unbreakable and real.

One temporary perception becomes “a fact” for an un-focused and un-challenging elephant.

Feel a twinge in your heart for the little elephant?  Feel that love for yourself as well! In our lives, others have applied their versions of a tether to what they thought we could or could not do.

Learn to recognize a tether when you see, hear or feel it.  It doesn’t matter how old the chain is, how new it is, or what “trainer” put it there. Doesn’t matter whether it was someone you respect like a family member, lover, teacher, doctor or friend.

One of my favorite quotes from the entertaining speaker Les Brown, is “Don’t let someone else’s opinion of you become your reality!”

Crush, shred or ignore that petty little, wispy perception of theirs, and unchain your potential, your power.

People forget to ALSO tell us that WE HAVE GREATNESS IN US!  

  • Do you believe that you were created BY the same life source as everyone who has ever lived?
  • Do you understand you are still connected to that same Energy Source that entails Everything? You are connected to something that is much larger than even our Universe.
  • Which is “Truer” – one or two temporary perspectives from the short lives of a person (including yourself!) – OR- a perspective from the Massive Forces of The Universal Mind and Source Energy that created you and everything that ever was?

Focus on the CONNECTION that serves YOU best!

Look for, and release, your own Greatness, your Playfulness, your Imagination, your Abilities, your Creativity, your Thought, your Awesomeness, your YOU.