“Repeat After Me”

http://www.serpentfire.ca/blog/2018/3/25/repeat-after-me

“It is a privilege to be tested. I am grateful for the lessons. They are all necessary experiences on the path of becoming.

I humbly accept the tasks set before me. I will not shrug off their poignancy, though I will ask for help if I need it, knowing that boundaries are important. I have made an agreement with the cosmos, that my tests are for my Will to understand, execute and overcome in my own time, at my own pace, but that they are mine. No one else’s.

It is a gift to be alive, and to endure the tests therein.  I graciously embrace it all: The good, the challenge, the pain, the relief.

I will become alchemy at its finest, and transmute the lessons into self love for myself and others. I will serve only my highest good. And when I cannot, I will take my leave and rest, knowing that tomorrow is another opportunity to try again.”

~Devany Wolfe (excerpt from upcoming book)

http://www.serpentfire.ca/

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LAO TZU’S FOUR RULES FOR LIVING

http://www.wakingtimes.com/2018/05/15/lao-tzus-four-rules-for-living/

“Many centuries ago, Lao Tzu spoke of the four cardinal virtues, teaching that when we practice them as a way of life, we come to know the truth of the universe. The ancient Chinese master said that living and practicing these teachings can open you to higher wisdom and greater happiness, as they realign you to the source and enable you to access all the powers that source energy has to offer…

The four cardinal virtues, or rules for living life, can provide a framework for a life filled with inner peace and purpose.

1. Reverence for all Life

This virtue manifests as having unconditional love and positive regard for all creatures in the universe, starting with ourselves, then this will naturally flow out to all others… When we live with reverence for all life, we surrender our need to control and to dominate. We naturally come into heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for all of life. This first virtue is the key to diminishing the ego.

2. Natural Sincerity

When we are sincere and act with integrity, we move towards peace and inner tranquility. Our conscience clear, we don’t have the inner niggles over our dishonest actions that can erode a peaceful mind. Much of these four pillars relate to karma, the law of cause and effect, and maintaining equilibrium and impeccability. This virtue is honesty, simplicity, and faithfulness…

3. Gentleness

Gentleness is a deeply powerful trait. Often interpreted as weakness, gentleness is sensitivity, respect, and reverence for all life… Gentleness is an umbrella for forgiveness, acceptance and love. It is much like the yogic term ahimsa, or non-violence. When we give up being right and being superior, we start accepting ourselves and others, and so much conflict in our lives drops away…

4. Supportiveness

When we are supportive of ourselves, with kind words, loving actions and self-care, we are naturally supportive of others. This virtue is the basic tenet of humanity… When we give to others, share and support others, we become happy.  Our lives become meaningful and our hearts full. Supportiveness is about service. Open hearted service for the sake of helping others and benefiting others, with no thought to our own gain…

Let these four virtues fragrance your life, and notice the grace and ease that will come your way. For each one of these virtues brings in a way of being that is light, graceful and flowing and will help you shed destructive, self defeating patterns that sabotage your inner peace and happiness.

Jordan Peterson – 12 Rules For Life

https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/

“Rule 1 / Stand up straight with your shoulders back

Rule 2 / Treat yourself like someone you are responsible for helping

Rule 3 / Make friends with people who want the best for you

Rule 4 / Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today

Rule 5 / Do not let your children do anything that makes you dislike them

Rule 6 / Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world

Rule 7 / Pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

Rule 8 / Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie

Rule 9 / Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t

Rule 10 / Be precise in your speech

Rule 11 / Do not bother children when they are skateboarding

Rule 12 / Pet a cat when you encounter one on the street”

Russell Brand & Jordan Peterson – Kindness VS Power | Under The Skin #46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL61yQgdWeM

20 Quotes : ‘The Alchemist’

http://www.thelawofattraction.org/20-stand-out-quotes-from-paulo-coelhos-the-alchemist/

“We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Neil Kramer : Paradox

http://neilkramer.com/

“From 2001 to 2009, I made many pilgrimages to the hallowed and ancient landscapes of Wiltshire, the county in South West England where the vast majority of global crop circles appear.  I learned much.  Some of my most epic experiences and moving revelations have emanated from the fields, woods, hilltops, and villages of Wiltshire…

I have walked in dozens of the largest and most intricate crop circles on record.  I have slept in them, meditated in them, held night vigils in them, had lunch in them, and done some other things that are best not talked about here.  I have analyzed their geometry, have measured ratios and circumferences, and have taken innumerable photographs.  I have learned to distinguish the authentic from the inauthentic, the terrestrial from the ultra-terrestrial… I have sat with the amateurs and the experts, the faithful and the scientific, absorbing all their theories and interpretations.  There has been lunacy and there has been brilliance… I have seen orbs of blue light zipping across the fields and watched glowing orange spheres hovering in the twilight sky.  I have been buzzed by military helicopters, met with ex-secret service agents, been photographed by zoom lenses poking through bushes, and had my hotel room gone over by clandestine figures. Quite an adventure…

The more circles I have experienced, the more I have come to know that only when all linear systems of thought are taken off-line and consciousness can flow freely through an untainted channel, does the primary teaching begin to unveil itself. Open-heartedness is more valuable in this respect than the intellect.  There is little to be gleaned by the mind that is fizzing with mental noise and egoic spasms.  The psychic tides must be allowed to naturally rise up and reform the inner landscape, submerging old reductionist concepts and sculpting new densities of graceful being.”
~Neil Kramer, The Unfoldment