The Currents of Life

Life moves, changes, flows–that is its natural current.  We may want to dig our heels in the earth to stop the progression and keep what is comfortable to us, but it will do us no good to struggle.  It has been said before that Life is like a river, and to block the flow of the river is to become stagnant.  So, as much as we may hold on or try to cling to the rocks, as much as we may resist, complain and attempt to avoid what is….well, it is just wasted energy.  The year I graduated High School, Illusions by Richard Bach was published.  This was the first book that made a deep impact on my life.  To me, Fall always feels like a letting go, a learning to flow with the rhythms of life, a surrender to a higher source and I am always reminded of Illusions.  May you enjoy these freeing passages:
“Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going.  I shall let go, and let it take me where it will.  Clinging, I shall die of boredom.  The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare to let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure”

“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.  Don’t turn away from possible futures before you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them”

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed, it feels an impulsion…this is the place to go now.  But the sky knows the reason and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know, too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons”

“Every person, all the events in your life are there because you have drawn them there.  What you choose to do with them is up to you.”

“Learning is finding out what you already know.  Doing is demonstrating that you know it.  Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you.  You are all learners, doers, and teachers.”


To be beautiful means to be yourself.  You don’t need to be accepted by others.  You need to accept yourself” 

-Thich Nhat Hanh

That means accepting where you are with grace and honor and self love.  It doesn’t mean we are perfect or even the person we want to grow into being.  It means we accept who we are now – embracing all the perfectly wonderful imperfections that arise from the human condition.  We are not complacent or willing to settle for less than our greatest expression of ourselves, but we are also not self-condemning, self-denying, or self-degrading.  We are beautiful expressions of divine love on an incredible journey of uncovering and becoming all that we are capable of and more.  It begins within.  A journey into the heart of self acceptance.  – Jan Thrasher

The 10-day Illuminate the Unlimited Diet

We are spiritual beings, expressing ourselves physically through a body and a mind, yet we are so much more than that physical expression.  This is why we should never believe or think that we are helpless or subject to material or physical conditions.  It is not uncommon to hear people express such claims as ” Well, arthritis runs in my family, so I’m sure I’ll have it one day.”  And sure enough, what we proclaim, what we express through the power of thought and word into the material world will truly come to pass.  I think it was a quote from Illusions by Richard Bach, “Argue for your limitations and they are yours…”   We forget how incredibly powerful we “spiritual beings” really are.  So here’s your 10-day challenge:  Argue for the very best that you can manifest in your life!  For the next 10 days, monitor your beliefs, thoughts and behaviors.  Never affirm that you are limited in anyway.  Embrace your unlimited, boundless nature that knows no limitation.    Avoid thinking that you have no control over your thoughts, mental & emotional states, physical conditions, personal relationships or that you are unable to choose how to experience your life.  Never believe or affirm that you cannot help yourself to complete wellness and personal freedom.  Nurture your spiritual nature by surrounding yourself with positive, philosophical literature and enlightened people.  Meditate regularly…use positive affirmations and intentions.    Just 10 days of positive focus in all areas of your life and you’ll loose the real pounds that weigh you down the most.

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