Posted on January 22, 2012 by TME
SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
Open Your Eyes, Open Your Heart and SHINE
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans
January 22, 2012
Remember that childhood game where someone blindfolds you, spins you around to throw you off kilter and then you start walking (stumbling, actually) toward some predetermined end point? You rely on the person who spun you around to tell you you’re getting warmer (that is, closer to your destination) or colder (moving farther away). I just have one question. Who on earth invented this crazy game!!??
Now if you’re playing with someone who plays by the rules it usually works out. You reach the destination, everyone cheers and then it’s your turn to shout out the directions. But if you’re playing with someone who isn’t giving you the proper information (or doesn’t know the best course to follow), you can end up far away from your intended destination. So this game requires a lot of trust. And you can learn pretty quickly playing such a game – and in life – that not everyone is worthy of such blind faith.
But all too often, we put blinders on in life and allow others to shout out instructions of who we are, which way should go and the destination we should seek. And all too often, those people – often well-intentioned – don’t even know who we really are and where we are really supposed to go. I mean really. They see us through the lens of their own life – we all do. And with those “experience-colored” glasses it’s so easy to miss the true face behind the “mask”, the real soul that dwells within our physical temple.
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Posted on January 15, 2012 by TME
SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans [adapted from her post at wisdominthewhisper.com]
January 15, 2012
All life is energy and we are transmitting it at every moment. We are all beaming little signals like radio frequencies, and the world is responding in kind.
On Super Soul Sunday (OWN) this morning Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series interview of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor re-aired. During the interview, Taylor described her stroke experience and the profound awareness she learned in the process. She was a 37-year-old, Harvard-educated brain scientist who suffered a massive stroke in the left part of her brain.
The story is beautifully chronicled in her book My Stroke of Insight.
Essentially she had a massive hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain, the side that controls thought, learning, rote functions and all of the egoic thoughts with which we ordinarily identify. What remained was the intuitive, emotional, sensory “big picture” functioning of the right hemisphere of her brain.
Yet, at all times she remained aware that she was alive and connected; both a part of and wholly made of a loving, cooperative system of organisms working together for her good, her peace, her existence.
She was also acutely aware of the role energy played in her wellness and recovery. Even when she was unable to bathe or feed herself early on, she was intuitively aware of the energies of those people assigned to her care and those who came to visit. She knew when people were showing up in love and empathy and when others were “somewhere else” and just going through the motions. She knew when she was being seen and heard and when she was being ignored, pitied or discounted altogether.
Her response – indeed her requirement – was simple, but profound:
“Be responsible for the energy you bring into this room.”
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Posted on December 2, 2011 by TME
SHARE … By The Spirit™
The Danger of a Double Mind
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. ~ James 1: 2-8 ~
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