IT ALL BEGINS WITH ME
a new way of being. a new world. a new paradigm. a new perspective. – at this point, all used & overused book, movie and article titles. yet, still profound, needed and in the process of.
i awoke thinking about a world i would want to live in. i soon realized, our world, this earth is here to offer us contrast, options, this and this and this so we can use the gift of freedom and choose…….’that’. in this realm of thought, with respect to choice as our most vital spiritual gift there appears to be no more an important truth than; “it all begins with me.” let this be our new mantra, our new theme, our way of being, our intention & the foundation upon which we be; IT ALL BEGINS WITH ME.
no matter where you are or what you are experiencing, the next moment begins with you. the conversation you are having, the experience, the intention, your day – it all begins with you – with your input, the way you will respond, the choice of your next move, the perception from which you receive a comment, weather or not you choose to dive in or walk away, will you be kind or angry. will you laugh at or sympathize, will you offer the best you are able through faith in ones Creator – or will you destroy the idea one offered you which makes no sense with your beliefs? will you choose love, or not?
i find myself contemplating what could education really look like? how do we raise such vibrant, kind, loving souls that they in return teach in a vibrant, loving kind manner?
we have children who are bullying each other! we have children who devalue their own opinions so deeply, they are having sex at twelve. we have daughters who want to diet before they even begin their menstrual cycles. we have sons who think they can force there bodies on women. we are NOT doing or being the most we are capable of.
how can we who have faith, offer to others, that even though you do not SEE another person raising themselves up to kindness, patience, love, openness – this does not mean YOU cannot express it in their presence. how else will we ever live in peace, if we, as individuals; do not express value of our own desires?
everything begins with ourselves as individuals souls, humans, beings; capable of making immediate choices as to how we want to show up.
something to think about.
Deborah Evans Hogan
Healer, Master Energy Practitioner, Teacher, Member of the Clergy