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Out of this morning’s meditation (yes, my commitment!), I received some nuance of Clarity, not quite there yet, but the desire to write it down and share it.

These words came:

Clarity,  Commitment,  Focus,  Action

What do they mean to me?

When I meditated this morning I did it with a fierce purpose, a search for  meaning, a commitment to the process of living out my purpose with clarity and direction.  On Purpose. Consciously aware all the time there will be mistakes, and each one is an opportunity to make amends, to stir the pot of creation, to forgive and make new.

Here are the miracles I saw in the pot this morning:

Clarity – I saw the faces of those I love clearly before me beaming with light. I saw their true faces smiling, forgiving, and all of us loving ourselves.  My dreams are giving me the same message:  Clarity of wiping the table clean, clearing old crumbles, inviting all to the new table. Opening to a new dream, a new reality.

Commitment – Is to awaken to this new possibility and take it seriously. Live it. So, when I awaken, instead of old habits that die-hard, I light a candle. I place a cushion in the centre of the room.  I close the door and lock it from outside interference and “to-dos”.  I go inside and shake out my body and unravel it until it stills and soothes. I breathe. I search my mind for clarity. I find a slow hum. I follow that relaxing sound until I see the light dim at first, and then larger. I allow the images to talk to me.  And then when I am ready, I arise, pray, give it up into the sky, shake out my hands and stand. That is my commitment for a new day. To start the day my way.

Focus – As I approach my desk, there are a million (OK, three) things to do. Instead of scrambling my mind like a lemon meringue pie, I wait. I remember what I just did. What came to me. I decide to write it down, to focus my mind. To follow my commitment by weeding out anything that doesn’t belong. Wait. That can wait. And that can wait, too. All these things can wait! I choose to hold onto:  The feeling, the thought, the energy, the new reality. The  new thing I am creating.  And with that focus I take:

Action – I write. I lay it down. I make plans out of that new sound. I allow new things to come to me. Adventures to come. And when the mood strikes me, from the stream of inspiration I am receiving, I write that down. I invite in. I see anew. I break new ground. I accept what I have been given. And I use it with renewed purpose, through the charity of seeing things differently. This is what makes life new.

Thank you for listening. I hope this inspires you to find your way, too.

All in Love’s time!

Amen

heart breathing

Taking a quick break from holiday festivities to notice when I am breathing, and when I am feeling the need to step away for a bit and be by myself. This is not a bad thing. A little withdrawl (especially from chocolate!) is much needed.

Although I prepare for even more entertaining tomorrow, I know that this works for me:

I notice when my energy is a bit off. I notice when my  hand aches, or my heart feels tense, or my head a little dizzy.

I sit down and breathe, ask myself, “what do you need?”  Sometimes it is just that:

      Breathe!  Ah….

I have learned to bring not only deep into my lungs and belly, but also into my heart. “Heart breathing” is something I learned from doing an  Integrated Spiritual Practice with Terry Patten last year.  The deep belly breathing is still helpful to release tension and anxiety, but to connect you to your deeper purpose, to your In-Quest – you need to connect to your Heart Space.  The heart has more intelligence, light and energy than any other part of your body or mind.  And just that slight visualization and intention of tuning into your heart area can activate more loving energy within you and around you.

In the deep belly and Heart breathing, I feel myself drop not only down but out in all directions. I feel the warm glow of my heart fill my body and mind, and then the room and beyond. I feel the peace of God come upon me, and I say a prayer to myself of forgiveness, or need, or whatever needs to be said. That is enough. The rest is done for me.

Tap into and your own energy! Breathe into your Heart. There is more there than you “think”.

And then…  Enjoy the festivities! Whatever that means to you.  This year, I am tuning In, not out (too much!).  I hope you do too!  Let’s take a moment before the New Year to connect to our own energy,  to our Heart, to say a prayer or two of forgiveness and joy, and then release that into the Universe.

Let this be the year that You are New, too!

Amen to that!

Love,

Krista Moore

P.S. What makes you Breathe deeply? How are you doing with your connection to Self this season? Are you finding time to Tune In to your own energy? To your prayerful Heart Space? Let me know what Heart Breathing does for you.

Thank you!

Krista Moore: Poems for 2012

“My work is loving the world.”   – Mary Oliver

This was written and spoken during a call with a gathering of women. The spoken word has more vibration, more clarity, emotion and vibrancy. However, I lay it here for you to consider. Later, I may speak these things a-loud and give them a different form and context. This is just a beginning.  Try to imagine the sound, or, the soundless as you read, try to feel your own Self breathe…

 
My work is to know you
Sacred cow
Deep middlemarch sounds
The clock is ticking
and yet
there is no sound
 
Ah, awake!
The sugar plum faeries have come
to take me away
To You, to You, to You
The Light has come
 
 
My light is Light
It has no other
It can not be prayed into
There is no book to cover
Its light, its sound
Its energy
It goes out and comes
Simultaneously
 
It gives and uses, it hums
It is given
It never goes away
And yet it is hidden
 
Ah! the darkness has come
But oh Light, oh Light, oh Light!
How It comes…
 

Re-Vision

“Be still when you have nothing to say. When genuine passion moves you, say it hot.”  D.H. Lawrence

RE-VISION

 
I have learned to stop
the chatter-box
when the motor is not running
when there is no knowing
I drift paralyzed
drag my eyes across the
surface of the water
unclear what is below
 
And then as I approach
something familiar, something dear
that rises within me
like a steeple turned
in on itself
Poking me on to say what
I came to say
 
I rise
I venture forth
with grace
with attitude
with a smile
with ferocity
 
I make no apologies
because there is no
mistake
others quake in their shoes

by Krista Moore

Declaration of Freedom

         

Declaration of Freedom

I am free to live my life as I now see it, as I wish it to be

I have the right to live my life free of other people’s expectations, whether positive or negative

I have the right to live my life free of other people’s perceptions, whether positive or negative

I have the right to express myself freely with respect for all of life, without fear of punishment or withholding

I have the right to live freely without undue influence from other people’s thoughts, opinions, energies and patterns

I have the right to investigate, explore, question and transform any unwanted patterns or perceptions and burn them in the fire

I am free to let go of all past inhibitors and start over at any time I choose

I am totally free to deny what others claim as truth if it does not resonate with my higher guidance system

I am free to say no as much as I say yes

I am free to walk out the door if freedom beckons me, knowing that I am safe to explore all that life has to offer

I am free to follow my own trail, leaving the path wide enough for others to join me

I am free to begin each day as new, to test my previous habits, to overcome and make good

I am free to just be in the world, not to toil at the mercy of misplaced power or money, but to give and gain with equal vigor

I am free to follow my own inner visions and callings to the deepest Heart’s core

I am free to follow the tracks of my ancestors, then forge a new way

I am free to say hello and goodbye with equal grace and tranquility

I am free to celebrate life and be happy, always

I am free to respond with love and happiness, regardless how others choose to respond to life

I am free to realize my own potential, and to meet each day as an opportunity

I accept responsibility for my life and choices, knowing no one can take that away from me

I choose to live my life with freedom and purpose

I choose to live my life with great power and a sense of destiny

I am not bound by fear, fate, mistakes, or other people’s wish to control or manipulate

I have opened a new door

May I shine my light brighter than ever before

May I love, honor and value all whom I meet or even think about, assuring them of this like freedom

Dear God, may my purpose be Yours: To live in the full bloom of freedom and joy, all the days of my life.

Amen

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Notes on Personal Freedom:  This is a personal declaration coming from an inner strength and need to detach from over-care and self-sacrifice for the sake of those who may not be owning their personal freedom and responsibility.  This could be those who wish to oppress or use us for their purposes, or those who need us to take care of them (knowing we choose this role and not them).  When we are consciously free, we set free.  When we are authentically happy, we extend true happiness.  This balance is delicate as we learn to take care of ourselves more fully while extending love and compassion to others; giving our gifts freely, while receiving fair compensation when necessary, owning our value by honoring and following our unique calling in the world.

Still, I believe:

“One who thinks alone does not think.”

And:

“One who thinks does not think alone.”

We also honor those who contribute their thoughts, feelings and intentions, which help to meld a newer or  more honed collective understanding. We are also aware that our thoughts have an impact on others and so choose them wisely.

Life is full of judgements and contradictions.  Accept the paradox. We are each responsible for our own free will, and we also need to cooperate with each other to go forward and thrive.  This requires a constant process of discovery and discernment.

First, we learn to honor our inner Knowing, guided by the highest principles of which we are capable at that time;  then we learn to trust and extend freedom and forgiveness to all, contributing to the creation of a much more inhabitable, peaceful world.

Here is a woman who epitomizes freedom, like it or not. I happen to love it.
What do you think? Do you think personal freedom is selfish or the doorway of personal choice? How do you see freedom operating in your life?  Do you give yourself permission to live with greater freedom? Do you allow others the same freedom?  What are the boundaries of this shared freedom?

Write to me below!

What Is Your PASSION?

Passion flower

passion flower

Today I was inspired by 2 programs that had the very same message:  We are each born with a precious gift. I am not talking about a burning talent, though that can be a part of it. I am talking about your purpose, your Presence, your Passion.

What were you born with? What came to you when you were young that you or someone else squelched?  Was it a passion for words, or numbers, or people? For God? For art? For business?

My daughter seems passionate about art and business – hence, she opened her first art shop on the corner of our driveway at the age of 8 or 9.  My son came to me at 11 and asked to take guitar lessons – it was not something he was forced into – it was something he wanted. And he “played”, he didn’t practice – it was not work to him. He was naturally dedicated because he was passionate.

Dedication comes from passion. We can’t be dedicated to something we don’t believe in or care about. And for good reason. How can we be passionate about someone else’s agenda?  How can we work for a company and feel passionate if they only care about the bottom line and not the people who support them?  It matters what we do, because it matters how we feel.  If we are not doing something we feel passionate about, then we are drain to ourselves and others. It is our responsibility to find our passion and use it.

I found my passion at the age of 7 when I got my first blue diary. I learned to write in it and express my inner thoughts and daily happenings.  My writing grew into short stories and poems, then essays, and now books and blogs. My goal changed from self-expression (for myself alone) to communal expression (to serve a community).  So, writing became a means and not an end, with the deeper passion being to use words to connect people together.  This was exciting to me, and fueled even more passion for discovery.

I am now at a place where my passion has led me to talk. This was uncomfortable for me at first, and then I realized it is natural for me to express myself! I love talking to people intimately about the details of their lives, their inner stories and passions, their hidden wishes and desires. I love to stir the pots of their souls and see what’s brewing inside. And I love to contribute to their passion by re-kindling it in them, reminding them who they really are.  This is my true passion!

That is why, as an actor, I loved expressing scenes between two people. It was the intimacy, the soulful connection I most longed for, not the limelight. I wanted to feel deeply, to express, touch and connect – to Transform. That was the miracle that occurred when I took that scary leap.

I have no idea where this deep passion in me came from.  I have always felt akin to people at a deep level. And when I am reaching them through words, feelings or actions, their passion gets reflected back to me – I see it in their faces! In their eyes. They connect and hear themselves in what I am offering.  Then they are moved to be themselves.  To be honest and true.  To be passionate!

It is all about that movement, that dance, that symphony. We are attuning each other. Some people can hear it a little more than others. It is a service to help others tune in to themselves and hear their own calling.

There are a lot of things I want to do. But one thing is for sure – I don’t want to do anything without passion. The people I relate to and work with now have to have it too. They have to feel it in everything they do.  If they aren’t honest about themselves and what they want to do, they can’t have authentic passion.  You have to really connect! You have to listen. You have to be willing to go there.  That is a tall order, but I wont’ settle for anything less. I have worked in an office environment where there was very little passion.  And I’ve been stuck in relationships or environments serving other people’s interests where my own visions got lost in the mail. But I have learned to translate all of that experience into something beautiful and new.  Something from deep inside. I’ve learned to direct all of it toward that greater goal – PASSION.

Do you feel passion? What scares you? Can you feel it? Do you ever get tingles inside. I do, all the time. My mind is constantly spinning and flowing with new ideas and visions to feel passionate about. I hope that you find your tingles too.

“Tingles” are a good sign for Passion. You’ll know it when you feel it!

What are you passionate about?

P.S. Write to me below, or email me at krista@kristamoore.com. Tell me what you’re passionate about. The act of writing it down creates a shift inside, and inspires others to do the same.  Thank you for sharing.

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