Archive | January 27, 2015

In Full Disclosure – Have Faith, Not Hope!

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Face Plant!!

Giving Credit

Last year on June 8th 2014, I posted a Homily about “Have Faith, Not Hope” – A Powerful Change In Perspective. The inspiration for the article was a video I had seen of Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation.

I truly have become very fond of that Commencement address and especially two key sections that inspire and encourage anyone. Not only the graduates he’s speaking to.

The first was related to being contained by others. Setting your own limitations by stepping outside the limitations of others. “You can’t contain the container” he said. I love that!

The second statement is one that really impacted my perspective in life about hope. He said:
Take a chance on faith. Not religion, but faith. Not hope, but faith. I don’t believe in hope. Hope is a beggar. Hope walks through the fire and Faith leaps over it.” ~ Jim Carrey © 2014

I was really struck by that perspective. It changed a good many things in my life. But his words were not easy for me to relate to and share with others. I wanted to be able to impart this bit of wisdom with my own students. And if I couldn’t remember it and say it well, the concept would be lost in the retelling. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Two of Pentacles – Inverted

Two of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Once again you need to pay attention to the flow of your thoughts. Things are not upside as your anxiety is telling you. Stop expecting the bottom to fall out or you will make it happen! Keep within your means, do what you can and you’ll control your environment with ease. Letting go doesn’t mean throwing caution to the wind. It means actively participating in the here and now, to focus on your positive future.

Additional Insight:

Don’t create a self-fulfilling prophecy. Letting go of your anxiety doesn’t mean you can ignore your budget or your work load. It means you must release the negative thoughts that hold you back from taking care of those things in your own life and being consciously responsible for your choices.

You can’t throw caution to the wind, say I let go and let ‘God’ and then go out and spend what you know you don’t have. You must live in the here and now, with an eye on the future. Swinging the pendulum to the other side of the extreme is no better than living without. Today strive for the balance in the middle.

Focus on the even keel and you’ll discover you’re not losing things from your baskets, but rather adding to them. Your anxiety won’t get the best of you, because you’re being accountable. You’re reasoning things out and setting up a plan to have the little things you desire, while still working on the really big things. And you will be able to do both, if you keep calm. Continue reading