How to Find Joy Through Suffering

One of my favorite Buddhist teachings on the lotus flower reminds me that we must lean into our pain and suffering.

Without suffering, there’s no happiness. So we shouldn’t discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.

-Thich Nhat Hanh, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

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The Alchemy of True Living

The only thing we can be certain of is change. In fact, change is the only constant in life.

After experiencing a grave change yesterday that I wish had been a cruel dream, I found this Rumi quote in my favorite book, Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser.

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open.

-Rumi

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Finding Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a tricky thing. But left untouched it will pervade our very existence with the low vibration caused by such hurt or pain.

Waiting for the perpetrator to apologize or even acknowledge their responsibility is handing them the key to our wellbeing as if it’s their right to affect us adversely.

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How to Trust in Miracles

What are you afraid of?
 What are you truly fearful of that holds you back?

As I have consciously become aware of the insidious role of fear in my life, my ability to face and then eliminate those limited sets of beliefs has grown tremendously.

But when setting fear aside, faith must enter in the void that our limiting thoughts pervade our minds. Faith may be my single favorite topic to teach on simply because it is the precursor to each and every miracle in my life.

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Building a Solid Spiritual Foundation

As I approached a tree that I have passed endless times before, a whisper called to me saying, “Sit and stay awhile.” The dogs were happily chewing away on grass, so I sat upon the cement bed that encircled the base of the tree.

This tree has caught my intrigue in the past, but I never stopped long enough to ponder the cause behind this intrigue until a few weeks ago; I noticed that the embankment that encircles the tree has been cracked by the power of the tree’s roots. This wondrous force of nature to break through cement in order to expand its roots is actually a perfect metaphor for spiritual truth.

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Open Heart Series #060616

The stillness of being
is when the soul speaks.
Slow down and see
The sweetness of life.
Sit and feel the
Breeze hit your skin.
There is nothing to do,
Nowhere to be.
Sit my dear soul,
Learn to be still.
Know that the rain
Cleanses the wounds,
The hurt and the pain
So the rays of today
Shed light and love
onto a brand new soul.

-Karilyn Owens

Open Heart Series #060116-1228

I am home now.
My soul sits pleasantly
Right beside my heart,
Knowing very well
That the love I searched
And searched for
Was actually here
In my own being all along.
My journey in this lifetime
Had to pass from
Student to teacher
And back again
To learn the fates
Hanging in the gates
Of this earthly plane.
Now heaven appears;
God’s will be done
Through divine love.
For I’m just a messenger—
My time here is short
But I have work to do
And love to spread.
Incubation of my heart
Has ceased and what’s
Revealed may only be
Described as Divine.
For I cannot explain
What this mission is for
Except to say it is my soul
Who has come to deliver
What is known in the heavens
And keenly placed on my heart.
Why wait until the gates
Await with blinding white?
Why live with darkness
When you can choose light?
The choice is yours but
I have made up mine.
Heaven is for real
And I’m bringing the
Down the Divine love.

-Karilyn Owens

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