Wedding wish

Written for my son Jeremy for the life he was choosing to continue to share with Keri via a legal wedding. My daughter Raina read it at the ceremony.

Partial quotes from Khalil Gibran  and Marianne Williamson.

Surrender yourself to love.

May your joining be a Sacred Space.
May the two of you find comfort in this space you have created, a haven for your souls.
May you both remove the temptation to judge one another or to direct one another.
May you be bound together in heart and mind as well as body.
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.

My hope is that you will not criticize, try to control each other or be cruel,
but that you will grow wise in this relationship.
May you see each other’s greatness and provoke each other’s light.
May you bring forth the holiest vibration of love and healing between you both.
If you ever become afraid to love, or build walls in front of your hearts, my wish is for you to be healed and set free, set free to love each other all ways.

This may offend

I sometimes find comedy touches life in a more interesting way than lecture type journalism. Bill Maher knows how to offend. I do not agree with everything he says but I do find his straight talk opening some windows of my narrow hallways I often settle in. This video is about not having kids. I have always supported any one I meet that chooses not to have kids. I support them strongly. This video knocks that support up a few notches.

Get out of our own way.

talk to soulSo this meme was on Soul Seekers Facebook page.  Rebekah is a friend and her page often has uplifting or soul searching post. I sent it to a friend who recently has vertigo pretty bad for about a week. We did some work together to relieve her lingering symptoms and it seemed to work. This meme resonated to me for her.
Here is some more thought on this.
To get out of our way is such a tough one. We are told to push ahead and push and push. This needs to happen but I think our definition of push needs to be refined now and again. I think having a plan is good. Moving forward is good. Following up with things in a timely manner is key.
(So now I need to shift the conversation from my life perspective.)

But so often I just have to step aside and let the chips fall. If I am really attached to something happening, it is often a sign I am pushing too hard. Once i relax into it, let go of weather it needs to be in my life or not. Let go of the fear of it not being there. This is where the sweet spot lies. This is where it either will or will not happen (after I have lined all I can line up for it to happen). When it happens I get excited, when it doesn’t happen I am not devastated. So often, if it doesn’t happen, later on I can so see how it really wasn’t the right path. But if  I slack and never line it up then I often think back and wonder what it would of been like had I lined it up. A mourning of sorts. I am working on letting those go also. But learning to step it up if it is really something I want in my life. Which circles around to letting the results of this ‘stepping up’ go. Walk the path but be prepared for the path to end or veer off in a direction you never new existed. But also be ready for the path you envisioned to be there in all its glory.