Excuse me, do you have change for a dollar?

Excuse me, do you have change for a dollar?

No, but I do have change of heart and change of mind and… hey wait a minute, I think I do have change for a dollar… in fact, here… just keep the change.

Talking about change can be cheap – cheaper than change for a dollar, but talk of change is something society is aching for – though I’m not sure society is clear on what the ultimate result of change looks like. I think they’re just weary of the status quo. However, the more change is demanded the harder the push against change. Yet those who push against change face an inevitable, unavoidable shift in human consciousness.

Waves of change wash over earth’s shores as factions fight to thwart it… as if. A paradigm shift has already occurred; humanity is catching up and/or catching on as a compassionate, supportive multi-verse patiently awaits the click – or the “ah hah” moment. Imagine a world where capitalism doesn’t drive us. Imagine realizing that we’ve had the joy we seek within us… all along.

A dear friend once told me that change is the same ole thing with a different spin. I can understand why one would come to that conclusion. You see, change doesn’t happen on a dime, though at times it appears as such. Change happens in a slow spiral – as a direct result of the energetic trajectory of humankind’s evolutionary sphere.

How we shape and/or accept and embrace change for the good is through our loving, forgiving spirits. I “Googled” the word ‘love’ and got over 5 billion results; I “Googled” the word ‘forgive’ and only got 89 million – that’s a comparatively very low number. Why do you think there’s such a disparity between those two words?

One site on love defined it as a selfless and contented mind. I say that the mindset of selflessness and content begins in the heart. As a wise dearly departed fellow spirit once said, “When you change the way you look at things, the way you look at things change.” Namaste.


Comfort and Joy

Stoney Tune

Forgive me?

Yesterday I realized how challenged I have been with respect to evolving emotionally – how important it is to enhance my emotional intelligence (EI). Yes, I’ve always known the importance of emotional intelligence, but I’ve been so tuned to EI intellectually, I’ve neglected, or at the very least took for granted, my EI cues. I woke up this morning filled with regret of how I might have responded more positively here.

So today, I jump back onto the proverbial “fallen off the horse,” metaphor and vow to continue to strive to become more mindful of my “response-ability.” Tis the season to be reflective – we all get mushy during this time of year, and rightly so. Yet we also get sensitive – wearing our feelings on our sleeves where they can be easily crushed by others who are also facing emotional challenges – hurt people hurt people, you know? Yet energetically, our tendency to hurt while hurt in fact perpetuates our pain.

I know that Comfort and Joy is within my reach. I’ve actually experienced it on many occasions. Yet to sit in the seat of Comfort and Joy and bask in the glory and grace thereof takes practice. I know I am blessed – we all are, no matter how challenging or painful we perceive our lives to be now. I heard something today that inspired my ability to enhance my own EI – and that was to identify and appreciate the good in people.

I’m sorry for all the pain I’ve caused others in my words and deeds – and I realize that sometimes saying, “I’m sorry,” is not enough. I ask forgiveness of those I’ve transgressed. I am grateful for the daily opportunity to amend and transcend my transgressions by becoming the best person I can be. God bless us, every one. Namaste.