Who is Sanaya? Suzanne Giesemann answers:

Who is Sanaya? Suzanne Giesemann answers: "Sanaya (pronounced "sah-NIGH-ah") has told us that she is a collective consciousness of minds with both a feminine and masculine energy. This energy comes from a higher dimension than our own. When I bring through Sanaya's words, I am "tapping in" to Higher Consciousness. I am allowing that Consciousness to express itself through my body: through my brain, through my vocal cords, my arms, my hands, and also through my pen. Sanaya would not need a name, except for our human need to put labels on things and place our experiences into well-defined boxes. Sanaya takes us outside the box into a dimension where we come face to face with our higher selves. To hear the words of Sanaya as they come through ... to sit in the presence of that energy ... is a palpable experience of higher vibration ... of love. To read Sanaya's words can have the same result when you tune in to that finer energy as you read." (To read the full explanation of who and what Sanaya is along with transcripts of longer sessions click here.)

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beyond Words

Note from Suzanne: I heard the first three lines of a poem, then the fourth one didn’t come. After a short pause, I heard the following:

Do you see how words limit you? There is not an appropriate phrase to end this verse in a manner which is pleasing. The very same challenge exists with your description of the Self. By choosing a particular word you either limit your concept of who you are, or you expand it, but never can a limited word—no matter how expressive—express the beauty, glory, and grandeur of the True Self.

Because you rely so much on words instead of feelings—instead of sheer experience—you limit your experience of Spirit. Sit in a quiet space and allow the words which pass through your mind to drift away. Ask to be filled with the Presence of Love. Breathe deeply and simply be that Presence. Tune in to your heart. Repeat this process day after day and there will come a day when you will have an experience far beyond words. Then you will know what true Love is, and what you have always been, and will always be … beyond words.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Soldier On

You look upon the covers of your magazines in a store and feel discouragement. So many are drawn to pictures of weapons or to improving exterior appearances. So few seem drawn to things of the Spirit. “Where are the magazines touting love and charity?” The consciousness of humanity as a whole has not risen sufficiently to create a reality in which interest in Truth supersedes the gifts of instant gratification of the flesh and mortal mind.

Does this mean that you should surrender your efforts to help to raise the consciousness of those around you? Far from it. Soldier on. Radiate love at all times, even to those who seem most closed off from their Spirit-nature. You do not realize the full impact of your love at this time, but that does not mean that you should stop loving. Work only on raising your own consciousness. In so doing, you are building up the whole, for all is One.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Poem #401 - Bearing Fruit

Berries on a branch
Hang heavy and low.
The fruit of the tree
So abundant does it grow.

You reach up and pluck it.
It’s there for you to take.
With all of this sweetness,
Just what will you make?

All the world is yours,
Just like the tree that’s filled with fruit.
Yet so many wander blindly
And fail to see this Truth.

See the branches full,
Or see the tree stripped bare.
What you see is your experience
What you think, it appears there.

Will your cup be empty?
Or will you choose to see it full?
The world is as you make it:
A gentle push or mighty pull.

Make the choice to see all goodness,
For Goodness is your Source.
Demonstrate That which you are
And never more will you need force.

There is power in surrender.
There is might in being still.
All the fruits of Life await you
When you surrender to God’s will.

Monday, March 28, 2011

There is Only Now to Love

Forget the past. It was a moment of the present that is no longer present and no longer affects you unless you hold onto it so tightly that you fail to see the beauty in the present moment. Yes, certainly you can learn from those past moments, but not by dwelling there. Take the lessons of how you could have reacted to those now-passed-moments and apply that learning in the present-now-moment. If you were not loving, be loving now. If you were loving, be ever more so. Do you get the picture?

The only thing that matters is love, for Love is what you are—pure Spirit in human form. It is your mission now to express your True Self. You do not do that in the past. You do not do that in moments not yet here. You do that now, followed by now, followed by now. There is only now to be the Presence of Love. It is quite simple, especially when not bogged down by thoughts of now-moments-passed. Begin anew in each now-moment to express your Self, and there will be no need to look back, for your only reality will be one of perfecting Love and Loving Perfection.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Depths of Your Soul

Just as a pebble sinks to the bottom of a lake, your conscious mind sinks into the depths of the Pure Consciousness of which it is a part. Deeper and deeper you go as you relax the body and allow the thoughts to drift away on the surface. There in the depths will you find peace—away from the vagaries of the winds and currents. There in the depths will you find silence. It may seem dark, but in actuality, it is filled with Light … not a brightness such as that radiated by your sun, but a brightness within your very soul that has been there all along, waiting for you to leave the surface with its constant changes and rest a while in the peaceful depths.

While there you may ask, “Fill me with your light,” and when this request is answered, then you will know what true brightness is, and why—in your limited language—you do equate love and light. Words are, indeed, limited, for no artifice of man can describe that which is limitless. It can only be known through experience. Visit the depths of your soul, leaving the surface of your physical world for a while on a regular basis, and words will no longer be necessary.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Poem #400

Frost on the window
Obscures the view
So thick at times
No light can get through.

But take a finger
And wipe a small hole
Peer inside
And lo! There's the soul!

What icy exterior
Does obscure what's inside?
Why so much
From your True Self do you hide?

Take a large cloth
And clear the whole pane.
Never more hide the Light
Not from frost, fog, or rain.

The Light that's inside
Is just waiting to shine...
To show the whole world
That what's there is Divine.

So with your heart and your mind
Clear away what obscures.
The Light inside--yes, your spirit ...
The part of you that endures.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Poem #399 - Of the Whole

Wish upon a falling star …
Guess the number in a jar …
All seems haphazard, nothing sure.
Is nothing certain evermore?

Yes, one truth stands o’er the rest.
Of time and doubt it passes the test:
You come from Spirit – know this now.
Into your heart this Truth allow.

The stars you see come from this Source.
All does arise from this sacred Force.
The birds, the trees, the glistening dew …
The plants and animals, yes, and you.

There’s nothing out there you do see
That does not come from Energy.
Inseparable, then, are you from All.
From all God made, both big and small.

Know this as you walk today.
See your world in a new way.
Feel how important is your role
As part and parcel of The Whole.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Seed of All Things

Scattered thoughts run about the mind as if at random. Pay them no heed. The brain wants to chatter incessantly, but beyond the brain lies your connection with All That Is—with the very Source of those thoughts which run here and there. Do not eschew those thoughts, for they, like all things, which all arise from the Source, are holy. Simply let them run their course and place your focus on nothingness, knowing that where seemingly there is nothing, there is, in fact, contained the Seed of All.

Spend time in this sea of “nothingness,” for it contains the greatest creative potential. Out of it arise those thoughts which run about. Out of it arose you. Float in this sea for a while each day and give thanks. Your gratitude is much appreciated, for in giving thanks you acknowledge the Source of your ability to give thanks.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Saviors come in many forms. Yes, some walk in a human body and teach lessons which last for millennia, but saviors need not take on monumental importance for millions to have an effect. A savior is one who opens your eyes to the Truth of Who You Are. In this way, a savior could be one with whom you live, a friend, or even a passing stranger who makes a comment or perhaps glows in such a way that you see an Essence there that is unmistakable. You recognize in that one a part of yourself. You finally realize that that glow—that Essence—is Who You Are as well. And why are these mirrors of yourself your saviors? Because, dear ones, they save you from spending yet another moment living with the false belief that you are not connected to every other soul by your very essence—by your light. Shine brightly today and save someone yourself.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The One Eternal Truth

Truth is an elusive thing, for in your reality all is based upon perception, and perception is different from every angle. What is blue to you may not be the same as blue to your brother, yet how would you know? So often you do insist that your truth is the only one, but again we ask you: how would you know?

There is one Truth which never changes, no matter what the angle of perception. That Truth is, “I AM.” Truth does not lie in “You are,” for how do you know what “you” is? You cannot. “I” never changes. The “I” of “I AM” is eternal and unchanging, and what is the greatest Truth of all, then … worthy of celebration and veneration? … that you ARE that “I AM.”

How can we know this with certainty? “We” cannot, but the I AM can and does, and all that recognize I AM within themselves recognize this fundamental Truth. Celebrate your I-Amness today by seeing the I AM in all that is.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Grand Strategy

Strategy is a word you use for a detailed plan. Do you not realize that your Creator has a strategy for you? You are to awaken however slowly to the Truth that you are not merely a human being, but a being far more powerful—a spirit-being … a child of God temporarily clothed in a human body with arms and legs and a brain so as to formulate and carry out strategies of your own.

It is part of the Grand Strategy that many do not realize who and what they are. This makes the Adventure all the more grand as the children of God help each other to awaken by leading by example. Those who have awakened exude such love and compassion that it is impossible not to see and feel Spirit as their very being.

An interesting strategy, is it not? Where do you fit in the Plan? Will you awaken fully or remain deluded? This is part of the Grand Strategy … you are given the choice. How will you choose?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bask in the Freedom

Bury your resentments. They do you only harm, keeping you from expressing your true nature. So many of you hold onto negative emotions as if they were your friends—as if you could not survive without them. Hear us now: You would literally THRIVE without them.

It is only the survival instinct of the ego which has convinced you that you must maintain your separation and supposed superiority over others. This is primitive, instinctual behavior. Rise above resentment to the level of love and unity. Should the ego feel threatened, so be it. Love is all that matters.

The more you nurture the spirit, acknowledging your True Self through Self-expression—by loving instead of judging—the ego’s strong grip begins to loosen. Bid it farewell. You have paid the price for its dominance; now bask in the freedom of letting your spirit soar.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Fresh Start

Each day is a fresh start. As you open your eyes, think not back upon what has gone before, but rejoice in yet another opportunity to create anew. If you find yourself filled with worry, then you are holding onto false illusions of yourself and the situations around you. Surrender! You, as a limited self (as the ego would have you believe you are), are not in charge. As you open your eyes each day, give thanks that your eyes have been opened, and give this day to your Highest Self.

There is a power with infinite intelligence and infinite love which has chosen you to express Itself. Use this power to create a beautiful day for yourself.

No worries, my friend.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Poem #398 - What You Do Best

Note from Suzanne: This poem came to me as have all the others—non-stop, in less than five minutes, with eyes closed as I simply listened. For the first 369 poems, visit www.MessagesOfHopePoems.org. You can search by topic by using the search block under my picture.

Share your talents with the world
In this way you do heal
The pain that others suffer
As God’s gifts you do reveal.

Each one is given gifts
Which they are meant to share
And they can help to heal the world
If share them they do dare.

What talents were you given?
What is it you do best?
In what way can you thus serve well
By sharing with the rest?

It’s where you find your passion
That true service you can give.
For in this way you blossom
And help others best to live.

So search inside for your true skills
The ones that make you sing.
If used then to enhance your world
True peace and love you’ll bring.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Watching Beauty Unfold

Beauty abounds, if you would only open your eyes. Beauty is, indeed, in the eye of the beholder. What is beauty to one person—and yes, even to one culture—may not be considered beauty to another. All of life is like this—subject to perceptions and beliefs. Each individual focus of consciousness sees their current reality from a different perspective based solely on their state of consciousness. The higher the state, the more beautiful the perceptions.

Believe us when we tell you that it is possible to look upon all creations and see beauty. If you do not yet perceive this, then you have yet still work to do … lessons to learn. But fret not, for what could be more beautiful than watching beauty unfold as you work to unfold your own consciousness bit by loving bit? Blessings be upon you in this beautiful journey you call Life.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vast and Unlimited

There are many fish in the ocean—creatures of many sizes and shapes. Some are dangerous, some benign. These fish are analogous with your thoughts. They swim through your mind –some dangerous, in that they can cause harm to self and to others; some benign, in that they can do good in your world. But just as the fish in the sea are not part of the sea, your thoughts are not you. They are merely visitors, passing through.

You ARE the sea, vast and unlimited … Consciousness flowing without end. With the Mind you gather together the fish into little schools and send them on their way to affect other waves in the ocean, but again: these fish are not the ocean. Your thoughts are not you. You are Pure Consciousness … Pure Love.

What will you do with this knowledge?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


From Suzanne: As happens quite often, I heard the opening lines of Sanaya’s message today and couldn’t help but think, “Where is this going?” And as always happens, the words continued and I ended up shaking my head in wonder at this process—the process of attunement and communication with such loving wisdom. Today Sanaya says …

The earth shakes and trembles in the aftermath of an even larger quake. “Aftershocks” you do call these, and while they frighten, they are not as shocking as the initial force, for eyes have been opened to the possibility of “more to come.” You have a shocking experience in your life, and this in your mind creates the idea that more of the same is possible. Until your eyes were opened, you did not see what could manifest. Once opened, Potential expresses itself again and again.

We use an earthquake as an example, but understand that you have a powerful Force inside of you at your disposal. The very Power of Creation rests within your mind. This Power is fueled by love, and since there is nothing more powerful than that which arises from your Creator, do you see how very powerful you are?

Awaken to the power of Love and to your creative potential. Once awakened, go forth and create aftershocks of love within your world. Be a loving, healing force among those who have not yet awakened.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A note on the post "One Body" (from March 12th)

Note from Suzanne: This evening on ABC News, Diane Sawyer presented a special feature about the way the Japanese people are handling the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. She expressed amazement that there has not been a single case of looting in the affected areas, and how beautifully the people are working together as a community. She attributed these and other laudable acts to a Japanese proverb that is summarized with a single Japanese word: "Ee-Tai." What does "ee-tai" translate to? "One body"! I had never heard this proverb/word before, and was stunned when I went back to Sanaya's message to see these very words--One Body--as the title and in the text of Sanaya's message about the tragedy in Japan (March 12th entry) This--yet another seeming "coincidence"--ties in perfectly with today's (March 14) message from Sanaya ... "You are all so very connected ..."

One True Self

All of you are so very interconnected. You breathe the very air that has circulated through billions of bodies, yet it is with the spirit that you are even more closely entwined. Where do you draw the boundary between two focuses of Consciousness? Is it at the perimeter which you call skin and bone? This is an artificial border. Just as the borders of your nations are naught but arbitrary lines drawn by governments, the physical body is an artifice.

You are not the body. The physical body cannot contain the Real You. As a spirit-being, you extend into infinity, you live into eternity. And so, we ask you, where is your border? Where do you end, and where does your neighbor begin? You flow into each other. Your every thought affects each other. So love thy neighbor as yourself, for there is only one True Self.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

At Your Very Core

Carry on your tasks of the day as if nothing were wrong. “But how can I do this?” you ask, “when around me my world is falling apart?” Do you see the angst you create with this very thought? It is there you place your focus, and in this way do you perpetuate the crumbling of your circumstances.

Realize that thoughts create things. Shift your focus to the Perfection inside you. This is where peace begins. Radiate that peace outward, knowing that you cannot experience peace without, until peace reigns in your thoughts. So rein in your thoughts. They do not control you—although this fallacy you may have accepted. Throw out such lunacy and take control of your life.

You are Perfection at your very core. See this, believe this, and then begin to create this around you. Banish your fears. Know that all things are possible when you tap into the limitless potential of the mind. Mind not what others may have told you throughout your life. Mind not what falsehoods you have believed. Know now that a loving God governs all things … is all things … and when you tap into that Love which lies at your very core, all things are possible—even peace in the midst of seeming chaos. Chaos does not exist at the level of the spirit. Go there to find Peace. Go there to find Love. Go there to find your Self.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

*** One Body

Note from Suzanne: Yesterday while running, I was thinking about the earthquake and tsunami which had just occurred in Japan, and I couldn’t help but hurt for so many people who were affected. I suddenly received an insight into how to look at yet another seeming tragedy in our world. This morning in meditation, I asked Sanaya to expand on that insight, and what follows are the words I heard …

You see the images of tragedy on your screens. They bring pain to your heart. Why is this? Why do you identify so strongly with the pain of others? It is quite simple: you are viewing a reflection of yourself. Each human is but a mirror of your soul, for there is only one Self.

As above, so below. All human beings are cells in the Body of God. This, my friends, is the meaning of “oneness.” Just as the body of the human has its various parts which take on differing appearances, the Body of God, in the form of humanity, does have differing appearances in its varying parts, but all are part of the one Body.

Do you see now why you hurt when others are injured or pass from this life? A massive event such as that which did occur in response to the earth changes did result in the mass transition of many souls. To you, who sees not the big picture, this mass casualty is as a massive wound to your very body. Yes, of course it hurts to see these images … to think of the pain suffered by so many. And why does it hurt? Because, oh spirit-beings, IT IS YOUR BODY. There is only one Body.

So, for now you hurt, but does not the body have the most miraculous way of healing? This wound will mend. Healing will take place, and healing of the souls of those left behind will take place even faster as the Body of Man realizes that those who did transition to the other side are not gone forever, but live forever, for all cells in the Body of God are but eternal souls.

Friday, March 11, 2011

*** Feast on Love

So many of you hunger … You hunger for friendship. You hunger for peace. You hunger for love. You walk around as if a starving person, picking up crumbs of what you hunger for wherever you find them, ever grateful to those who drop them.

Open your eyes! The crumbs are infinitesimally small compared to the banquet … the veritable feast of peace, joy, and love which is set and awaiting your enjoyment. The key to this dining room lies within the mind. With your thoughts you create the platters. With your thoughts you create the steaming dishes. With your thoughts you create the knives and forks, and with your thoughts you unlock the doors.

Do you understand the analogy? The mind is the key! Nothing outside of you is real. You create the feast, just as you create the famine. Do you wish to have more love, joy, and peace? Create it, radiate it, and then feast upon it. Do not search and scrounge for crumbs outside of yourself. Be that which you seek, and never again go hungry.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Every Day a Birthday

It matters not how many birthdays you have. What matters is how you fill those days. Do you use your time in this body to love? Do you use this time to grow? If you see a new wrinkle, do you bemoan the fact that the body is changing, or do you celebrate how much you are learning?

The body is naught but a tool. Use it to indicate when you are out of alignment in your thoughts. It will clench, tighten, and sicken if your thoughts are not pure and loving. Relax. Thank the body for telling you so clearly that the spirit is being suppressed. Set your spirit free by releasing fear and worry, by releasing judgment and anger. First and foremost, do not judge the body, but thank it for its lessons—for being the perfect outward mirror of what is happening inside.

Celebrate your birthday each morning that you open your eyes. “Thank you, Spirit, for giving birth to this day, and for giving me the opportunity to learn and love.”

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Perfect Fit

Zippers … two sides of hard metal with teeth, that when joined together bring closure and firmly hold two pieces of cloth as one. The teeth fit together as a puzzle, perfectly joined one after another, yet if not aligned properly at the start, there is no closure. There is malfunction.

You have two sides to your being: an ego side which is quite necessary to operate in the physical world, and a spirit side, which is your eternal self—that which you have come here to uncover and express. It is quite possible for the two sides of yourself to fit together beautifully whilst in this physical experience. It is simply a matter of finding the proper alignment.

When your life seems out of sorts, there is a gap between the two sides—the zipper cannot knit together. Seek the proper balance between operating from the ego, which is useful when performing certain tasks, and from the spirit-self, which knows no separation, only love. When you have found the balance, the zipper slides freely, the cogs fit together quite well, and you experience harmony.

Do not mistake the message—the spirit is your true Self. It is not a 50-50 proposition between spirit and ego. We merely wish you to acknowledge and honor the two sides of yourself you now experience and seek balance between the two—a perfect fit.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Poem #397 - Fan the Flames

Alight you shine
With a fire so bright
That all can feel it
Even had they no sight.

This is what happens
When God’s love you know.
And through your actions
His Light you do show.

Hide not this Light,
But let it shine
And all will then sense
That this Light is Divine.

All have this Light,
But in some it is dim.
They first need to discover
That Light there within.

It burns there just waiting
To be thus discovered.
For a Light such as this
Shall not remain covered.

What to do if your light
Feels like only an ember?
Simply love all you can
And then you’ll remember

That this Light’s who you are.
It has always been you.
When love you do show
You’ll discover it’s true.

Love all who you see.
Hold them all in your heart
Then this ember inside
Will awake with a start.

Any longing you had
Will no longer remain.
When with love you do act
You do fan your own flame.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Perception and Reality

There are vibrations all around you. Many of them you perceive through the physical senses, but many go unperceived. Think of one whose senses are a bit dulled. He hears not a certain pitch, and for him, this sound does not exist. It is not part of his reality, but to others it is quite evident. There are those in your world whose sensory perceptions are more heightened than others. “Is there truly a spirit world?” They are asked. “Do you really believe this?” and the question comes as a surprise. “You may not see or hear what I do,” says the one whose instrument is more finely tuned, “but they are there. Trust me.”

Trust us when we tell you that the spirit world is quite real. What is reality, but your current focus of consciousness and perception. Reality exists on many levels, in different dimensions, for consciousness is unlimited. You are experiencing one aspect of Reality now, but by expanding your consciousness through intention, you begin to perceive how truly unlimited you are.

How far can you expand your perception? Learning to do so is part of the great adventure you call Life.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Image Into Reality

What is imagination, but the creative use of the mind. What is the world in which you exist, but the creative use of the Mind of God—of Spirit. You were born of the imagination of the Divine Mind—a thought which became an image, which took form and then became matter. You are not separate from God. You are part of that Divine Mind. As such, you are divine.

Use your divinity to create beauty and love. Use your divine imagination to give image to your thoughts. Image into reality that which you wish to see and achieve, and if you need help, call upon your guides, your angels, and your Highest Self … God. The voice you hear in response may sound like your own, but listen closely. You may think, “This is only my imagination!” But how else could your guides, your angels, and your God speak to you?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Give Credit Where It's Due

Remove “mine” and “yours” and what is left, but One. All is One, but it is the fact that you perceive differentiation when you look about you that that causes misunderstanding. Does one finger of the hand say, “That finger is yours, and this finger is mine”? Perhaps, but are not all fingers joined? Are not they all part of the same Hand? Do they not function individually, but serve the greater good? What good does it do to say “mine” and “yours” when there is only one Hand?

Focus not on YOUR self today, but on THE Self, and know that all that you see is of It. There is the appearance and the mass consciousness acceptance of “mine,” but all is merely borrowed from the Source. Give credit where credit is due, and serve your purpose well. It is fine to be SELF-ish, when you finally realize what is the true SELF, and serve it well.

Friday, March 4, 2011

The Focus of Love

The heart is the focus of love. The heart in the physical body is naught but a mechanical pump, but without this pump, the vital nutrients and oxygen which the physical body requires would not circulate via the bloodstream and feed the hungry body. You could not exist without this organ.

On a spiritual level, you could not exist without the heart as the seat of love. This energy center gathers and circulates the energy of love. Love is the highest vibration, and were it not for the heart center which collects and sends outward the vibration of love, all would wither and cease to exist, for Love truly does make the world go ‘round.

There is naught but Love. You have heard it said that God is Love, and this is true, for there is naught but God. God is all that is. All that you see is a manifestation of God-Love. Focus today on the heart. Pump love freely into your world and throughout your body, and see if you don’t create beauty in this way.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Night turns into day, and day into night. The cycles of life are everywhere. You have your four seasons, your tides, your monthly changes, your birth and death. Yes, this, too, is a cycle. Have you found anything in life which does not experience rebirth … recycling? Even your scientists know that energy is recycled, and have we not told you that you are pure energy … pure consciousness? Then why would you not experience recycling as well?

The part of you that you know as “you” will always be accessible, for energy cannot be destroyed, merely transformed. And so, while your physical body may be recycled into dust to form some other form someday, your consciousness as well will be recycled. But those who know you as you will always recognize that aspect of you when you meet again on the other side. Fear not that your loved ones will not be waiting for you when you have passed through this current cycle you call life. Those aspects of the Great Soul you come to know and love will be there and are there now.

But where is “there?” It is here, now, as all energy cycles around you. You merely need attune to the vibration, which cycles, does it not? How do your scientists measure energy? As a frequency. And how do they measure frequency? In cycles. All of life consists of energy and cycles, and you are That.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Power in Meekness

Note from Suzanne: Sanaya has spoken about the theme of this post in the past, but we can always use a reminder of this message again.

Blessed are the meek. Why do you think this is so? Meekness is not weakness. To be meek means in your language timidity mixed with a bit of reticence, but this is not the meaning the Master you call Jesus meant with this phrase. When you can learn to sit back and allow those you consider powerful to bellow, there is great power in this so-called meekness. When you can say nothing in response to verbal attacks upon yourself, there is great power in such so-called meekness.

Meekness, enacted without ego—-without the inner chest-thumping of thinking yourself superior for not reacting in kind to assaults, but merely not reacting because you know that the true spirit need never show force or anger—-then you have discovered the ego-less power in meekness. A “meek” person can sit back and observe all sorts of turmoil and feel no turmoil at all on the inside. Truly, blessed are the meek.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mind Your Thoughts

Hansel and Gretel—two fairy tale figures who lived in the woods. Brother and sister in a gingerbread house. Is this fantasy? No more fantasy than buying into the illusion that you are powerless to create your environment. If you wished to live in a house of gingerbread you could do so, such is your creative power. “But it would not last!” you cry. And this is so, were you to cease creating, but understand that creation never ceases—ever. Should the rains come, you would erect a tarp or barrier atop your special house. Should animals come to feed on the walls, you would build a fence, or better yet, disassemble the house and let the animals feed.

“Such a silly story today,” you say, but is it? Is not your life one constant act of creation? You have a thought … a crazy idea. You turn this thought into an image in your mind, and then you do go forth and create a physical manifestation of this thought-image. Do you not see that all that surrounds you, including your very body, did arise from the very same process? You are as your Creator. What will you create today? Mind your thoughts carefully, for they have more power than most of your brothers and sisters are aware.