"Our greatest power is our perception, our interpretation + understanding of events, moments, feelings, people + places.
The world is a massive metaphor made for loving guidance. All that we experience are but symbols of our Soul's communication. Each blade of of grass bending, each breath of wind whispers to us our Truth --
You are Light. You are Love. And your vibration is immutable."
- Journal 10.12.13 -
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I found this book in a thrift store, mixed in with the well-thumbed Stephen King stories & nondescript romance novels. The ornate design & lack of title on the spine piqued my curiosity, which rose again when I pulled it from the shelf to find an even more intricate cover, but still no title. Taking note of the gilded page edges that matched the golden inlays on the cover, wondering what old tale they contained, I opened the book. It was blank. No text, no lines, no markings other than the spattered pattern of old moisture that had sneaked onto the very first page. Thinking to myself, “Oh, OK, it’s a journal! I could put this to good use,” I flipped to the flower patterned paper lining the inside of the front cover.
That’s when I saw it. The faded inscription, dated “5-79” in the upper right, read:
You once told me you wanted to write a book.
So why put off until tomorrow. Here’s something I hope you’ll use to scratch your thoughts in.
You’re a very special man Kevin, and very gifted.
Use your gift well & you’ll always find happiness.
- K -
I stood there frozen, reading it 3 more times. Those 4 hopeful, hand-scrawled lines - but not another word in the entire book. My heart broke for Kevin. And for K.
Then I realized my heart was really breaking for me – for my own empty pages + unfulfilled promise, for all the half-finished ideas + half-lived moments, for all I watched go by + never really opened myself up to. Without sobbing or moving a muscle, my eyes welled up & spilled their slow warmth down the sides of my face. In that moment I felt the weight of everyone with their work undone, their song unsung, their deepest desires unexplored. I was so deep in that unfulfilled feeling of holding onto a gorgeous gift – never given, never received – that just sits in the closet, still expertly wrapped in its wistful wondering.
Then I smiled. And I laughed. I realized the intention + energy, the potential + promise embodied in this gift can still be fulfilled – by me.
Kevin & K.,
Thank you both for all that was + all you are.
Thank you both for giving + letting go so I may receive.
Thank you both for caring + communicating.
I am writing a book.
I am scratching my thoughts into this journal today instead of putting off until tomorrow.
I am a very special man, and very gifted.
I am using my gift well + finding happiness. ALWAYS.
∞ DJ ∞
Sunday, August 11, 2013
"Write about your life. You are the story."
I've had this epiphany converge on me from several different directions lately. From my own experiences with writing (and later reading what I've written) to the books I've been reading (especially the ones that magically appear) and the people crossing paths with me in life right now, the message is the same; Be the story, tell it from the center of the thing and the gravity of your unique experience & perspective will pull the reader right into the middle of it with you. And that is the way we learn + connect + expand best – by experiencing, by being immersed in a moment, an emotion, in understanding.
Wherever you go, there you are. And that is where the story is.
The interaction between mother & child you saw leaving the store is your story. Your relationships, their interwoven complexities + their common element of you, is your story. The beautiful creature or amazing insect that crossed your path + drew your attention today is your story. The thing you dissolve rapturously into, losing all track of time & the rest of the world, that is your story. The unresolved turmoil tugging at the back of your mind is your story. The fleeting idea you just had, then dismissed as too ______ (fill in the blank), that is your story. The thing in your life you don’t like to remember or admit to is your story. Your ability to finally face it, acknowledge, explore + overcome it – that is your story.
Everything you have ever done, seen, heard & experienced, all that you are + all you are bringing into being – THAT IS YOUR STORY.
You are a unique experience + individual expression of Life. Be your story unfolding. This allows you an intense power. Embody this expression + embrace this experience.
Right where you are, right now, write about where you are, write now.
Let it open up + free you. Let it reveal your wounds + heal you. Let it hold you + release you to all you already are, all that’s been hidden behind the quiet of the empty page.
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Joy is like the sun. It never really goes anywhere or disappears. With the rotation of our perspective around it, we may turn away for a time or even fear in that dark night it is gone for good. But there it is, always burning bright in its barely contained ball of massive, explosive energy, radiating light & heat that can still be felt intensely even at great distances.
That joy light is rising in me right now, shining as long & bright as summer solstice sunshine, warming up the whole world & invoking all day play in the world of sensual experience.
|Sunrise - 8.8.13
And, ever so subtly, I feel the pitch of our planet hurtling through space + the spin of its rotation surging beneath my feet.
This simple moment – being awake, alive + aware that I Am – is experiential ecstasy.
May the rays of joy illuminate your day + your life,
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Embrace the energy that is you. Use it to cultivate + create. Rise within yourself & you will uplift others with your simple act of presence. Say less so you may hear more. Do less so you may be more (but remain aware of when to act). Emanate your purest heart without expectation of response or reaction. Enslave your ego.
“You are awareness itself and not all these thoughts.” – Yogi Bhajan
There is no tomorrow, so all of your life + energy has but today to blossom. The amazing equation is if you will give everything you have, there will always be more to give. To be faithful with the gifts you are given is to open the door to unspeakable fulfillment, peace, joy + light. To be true to your own unique brand of genius is to mainline the miraculous into your life. This is the genesis of every great act.
Our only responsibility in this life is to hear the sound of our heart & heed its call. That’s it. All the mystics, all the secret-sayers across all of time, truly this is all they have to say. Create the time in the quietest part of your day to be still & listen and you will hear. You will have a gentle urging where to go.
But the map is not the road. To understand is not to Know. You have to dig in + do it. Experience is the element that elevates an idea or insight into a full-blown, running-naked-through-the-streets, earth-shattering epiphany.
Everything changes when you Know. But who am I to say this? Why am I even here?
I am here to help + heal + hold, to guide others toward the Truth of their own Knowing. I am uplift personified.I am Daniel interpreting the waking dream of the world. I am shifting consciousness through evocative communication. I am a sacred instrument in tune with earth + the cosmos. I sing the soul strings’ crescendo. I am purpose fulfilled + renewed. And I am cycling into dawn on a new phase of Life.
Happy + new this year,
∞ DJ ∞