by Valerie Gangas on May 8th, 2013

“To love is to recognize oneself in another.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Everyone we meet offers us the divine opportunity to see ourselves with a little more clarity.

I used to throw the word “hate” around freely, as in: “I seriously hate that person.” And yes, I’d say it half-joking. I mean, I didn’t really hate that person. Did I? But yes, a piece of me was as serious as a heart attack. Thoughts and feelings of hatred—as harsh as they seemed—were natural to me.

In a sense, hate was a part of me. Did I hate the way they looked—or the way they looked at me? Was it them I hated—or was it me?

It was me.

“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.” ~ Hermann Hesse

A deep-seated sense of helpless frustration held me hostage with hatred. My mom had cancer; I felt pissed. My brother had schizophrenia; I felt trapped. I could fix neither of these situations.

And so, I hated.

I hated that I felt helpless.

I hated that I felt out of control.

And, in turn,

I hated others.


“A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.” ~ Ken Keyes, Jr.

Life kept holding a mirror before my face, inviting me to see myself more clearly—both the parts I needed to change and the pieces I needed to set free. But, I stayed blind, busying myself so I wouldn’t have to pay attention.

The last thing I wanted to face was the dissatisfaction, the sadness, the helplessness reflected back at me. Oh my! How the people I met along the way revealed the worst parts of them—ahem, I mean—me.

Finally, as I began to open my eyes to the gifts I needed to embrace, my soul’s beautiful, true colors emerged. A friend introduced me to Transcendental Meditation, a process through which I learned to see the divine threads that weave together:





the birds,

the trees;

every living thing.

As I awakened to the wellspring of abundant love within and around me, the hate and hostility that had plagued me for so long began to die off. I can’t remember the last time I used the word “hate.”

I no longer hate.

Deeply and honestly,


I love.

In the off chance that I stumble across someone who strikes a nerve inside of me, I no longer think, “What a loser.” Instead, I turn inward ask myself, “What can I learn from the soul who stands before me?”

I seek the gift. I listen for the lesson. I look to grow. And always, I send that person love. I offer up a prayer that they too might soon see the stroke of the divine that underlies all things.

“It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson

In a world that can seem fraught with darkness, it takes courage to see our own light. I am here to help. Allow me to hold the mirror for you. See that. That beautiful reflection is you—your soul. Let it shine on with love. your new text here.

by Teal Scott on February 21st, 2013

The governing truth of this universe is that of oneness.

There is no such thing as that which is “other” than you.

This Physical reality is not static. It is that of “vibrating” energy.

You have an unbreakable connection with your higher self; the eternal, incorporeal portion of you, which is part of that which you call "God".

You are a physically manifested portion of your higher self.

Developing the skill of communication with your higher self is a key ingredient to living the happy, thriving life that you intend to live.

The physical body and physical world is a very small portion of what is “real”. They are in fact only the product of consciousness and energy.

You create the reality you live in.

You create your reality with your attention and focus of thought.

There is no such thing as a negative circumstance which is bad enough that it prevents a person from eventually achieving happiness and health.

Death in terms of annihilation is impossible. You are of eternal and infinite nature. Physical life is just a temporary expression of the eternal you.

We make the choice to manifest into the physical dimension and withdraw from the physical dimension many times. Therefore, your lives have been many.

Worth can not be lost or gained.

Emotions can be used like a compass, they are also the result of your resonance or discord with your higher self.

Everything you want is achieved by finding consistent energetic resonance with your higher self. This is accomplished by making "bliss" the goal of each moment of your life.

That which you see as negative, does not have to be an enemy to your life. It is an invaluable component of the evolution of all that is.

The thoughts you are thinking do not have to be the default byproduct of what you are observing in your external reality. They can be consciously chosen, at which point your external reality will re assemble to match them.

Your body is continually changing and being created by your thoughts. No part of your body is “set in stone”. Your thoughts are even directing your DNA.

This universe is orchestrated by what has recently been called "the law of attraction".

This universe is multidimensional.

Evolution of self and of all that is, is the inevitable by product of living.

Every particle of matter within this universe contains at all times two aspects…The presence of that thing, and the absence of that very same thing.

Self love is the root from which all positive creations grow.

There is no such thing as a source of evil or malevolence within this universe because there are not two types of energy within the universe. The universe is made up of positively charged energy. What we call “evil” is just the absence or prevention of that positively charged energy.

You are in the physical, in this body, because you chose to be.

There is no limit to what you can be, do or have.

Everything that exists in a person’s external reality is the mirrored manifestation of what is present within their internal reality. Therefore, self awareness and self mastery are not only the key components to living life the way you intended to live it, they are also a principal route to happiness.

There are two types of truth in this universe, Objective (universal) Truth and Subjective (individual) Truth.

Freedom is a universal truth of both physical and non physical.

Free will and destiny are peacefully coexisting truths of life.

Love is the basis for all physical and non physical being.
~Teal Scott~

Posted on August 17th, 2012

Ego is a huge stumbling block in achieving worldly and spiritual happiness. Ego is present in less or more proportion in all, young and old, rich and poor or educated or uneducated. Ego is like a weed in the farm. The lesser is the ego, the greater is the bliss. When we become aware of our ego, we become aware of our personality defects and are willing to put in efforts to remove them. Many of our personality defects are caused due to our ego.

Thinking that we are different than God is ego. My body and mind, my life, my intellect, my wealth, my wife and children, I want to be happy etc thoughts arise from ego. Having pride about ‘I’, ‘Mine’ or ‘me’ is ego. When we have thoughts of ‘my wealth’ or ‘my body’ and when we lose some of the wealth or get sick we become unhappy. We do not become unhappy if someone else loses their wealth or something happens to their body. The pain caused to our mind due to our ego is worse that physical pain. It is very easy for negative energies to create distress if a person has more ego.

Different steps one can practice to reduce ego:

1.) Gratitude: Expressing gratitude to God with mere words for every breath we take is not enough. The feeling of gratitude towards God or Guru has to be visible in our demeanor. True gratitude towards God or Guru is expressed by chanting God’s name constantly and spreading spirituality.
2.) Thinking of others: The more we think of others, the less we think of ourselves. If we are bringing a glass of water for ourselves, we can bring two glasses and give one glass to another person. If we are ironing our shirt or folding our laundry, we can do it for other family members to save their time. We can talk to others with a feeling that they are a small form of God or Guru. This will help reduce reactions towards them.
3.) Not interrupting when others are talking: Many people start talking by interrupting another person without listening to what they have to say. This is wrong because God is teaching us something through that person and by interrupting that person we miss out on Divine guidance. Plus the person who was interrupted gets disappointed. On the contrary, if we let the other
person finish what they have to say, we develop listening quality and learning attitude. We also can talk softly and politely because others can notice our ego from our tone of voice. We also must remember to show pleasantness on our face when next person is talking. We can give happiness to others by our every little action.
4.) Chanting: While one is chanting, there is no ego. While chanting one must keep the emotion that God or Guru is getting the chanting done instead of ‘I’ am doing chanting.
5.) Thinking of oneself in the context of the whole cosmos: If we think that in this cosmos one of the planets is earth. On this earth there are zillions of living things and I am one of them. I am like one little particle of sand at the ocean shore.

I learn this from

by Unknown on August 12th, 2012

The Essense, The Nittus Grittus

If you are unhappy, be unhappy.
Do not judge yourself for being that way.
It is wonderful to be unhappy, it is the universe expressing emotion through you.
Love your unhappiness. It means you are ready for change.
You are ready to go forward, yet you mourn for the old;
you are not ready to let go.
Allow the unhappiness, there is purposefulness in it.

Remove from your life everything that inhibits you
from being the totality of yourself. That is called "becoming".
Remove from your thoughts all the have to's, shouldn’t, must's.
Remove the images you think you must be and just be.

Embrace your life. Know that you created it.
Love all that you have been, said and done.
Know it was all purposeful.

Never see anything as a failure.
See everything as an accomplishment.
Love the hurt, the pain, the sorrow.
For what an experience! What a wonderment!
What jewels of wisdom are now in your treasure!

Be your own teacher, friend, counsel.
Confide in yourself, speak to yourself.

Seek answers that feel right within your soul.
Your soul knows what the truth is,
and it will tell you through feelings.
Always listen to your feelings. They know ... they know.

Live, experience, feel. Do not seek to identify yourself.
You will never have a point of understanding from which you
can say, "This is who I am!", for in each expanding moment
of consciousness, of being God, who you are will have
changed into the next moment of being.
To know who you are is to feel what you feel each moment.

Never do anything, no matter how far you are into it,
if you lose the joy of it and it becomes monotonous and mundane.
Do away with it and do something else that brings happiness.
For perhaps what you needed to learn from it
you have already achieved.
Go wherever you want to go,
Do whatever you want to do,
for as long as you want to.

Create only for the mere joy of creating.
When you create for you, you will soon find yourself living in joy.

Don't ever strive to have anyone understand you.
If they wish to understand, they will.

Love everyone. Have compassion for all other entities.
You do not need to go and take care of them.
Love them by allowing them to express however they choose.
That is the greatest thing you can do!
If they are angered or disappointed by your life, love them
by allowing them to be they way.
Then you have become a great god, a great light!

Author Unknown

Posted on June 16th, 2012

I am so grateful to life for allowing me to experience love from my heart. Thank you heart ~ Helena

Posted on September 10th, 2011

"your work is to discover your world then with all your heart give yourself to it"

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