And in the absence of peace, we find comfort in knowing that things will be better soon.
A Better Tomorrow
Whenever I feel like the world’s crashing down on me, when nothing seems to go right, I get messages from the universe that tell me everything will be just fine.
Today’s one of those days. It started off just badly and I thought I was back to square one and was doomed.
Then I started getting messages. First, I get a message from Third Eye, this center I go to that teaches Reiki and Theta healing saying that there will be a healing meditation this week. Soon after my super thoughtful Reikie teacher emails me about a free talk on Theta Healing.
The one that really did it for me was when i opened an old email account I don’t normally open anymore and I see an email (weekly consciousness newsletter) from the Kabbalah Center’s Co-Founder, Karen Berg. I would like to share this with all of you with the hope that this would inspire all of you one way or another.
A Better Tomorrow
Thursday June 27, 2013
The energy of this week is very powerful because has the undoubted ability to effect healing for us and for the world.
We read about Pinchas, who—without a thought for himself—went out to stop a plague from destroying an entire people. From this simple yet powerful action, we are reminded that the most important aspect of spirituality is the concept of sharing.
Sometimes, we think that it’s other people who have the ability to share—spiritual teachers or people who have dedicated their lives in some way to be there for others in some capacity. But in truth, each and every one of us, no matter what our vocation, has the responsibility to share Light in the world.
I’d like to suggest a little exercise that can help us reconnect to the spiritual, sharing part of ourselves. Quite simply, we can ask the question: What if this was the last day of our life? What would we do with it? How would we treat those we love and those around us?
Suddenly, the things around us and many of our petty difficulties would have little meaning. We would realize that they are neither significant nor necessary, and we would cling instead to what is really important.
This week, we have the opportunity to form a union between the Light and ourselves, to let go of the focus on what we have done “wrong” today and instead focus on what we can do better tomorrow.
Love and Light , Karen
I take these messages as answers from God. That although things may not be going right we just need to focus on what’s truly important. To appreciate what we have and to not waste our energy on things that will only do us harm. I feel much better now especially after sharing this with all of you. I look forward to a better tomorrow with much optimism.
Happy Monday everyone!
Much love and light,
for more insights from Karen Berg check out her FB account
A Mother’s Take on Martial Arts
Earlier this evening, my 7 year old son goes up to me with two arnis sticks on hand and says he wants to show me his redonda. Redonda is a basic arnis exercise/sequence that students learn. I continue on by correcting his form and I watched in awe at how quickly he absorbed it. It was a proud moment for me because at a very young age , he has shown us that he is very advanced in martial arts and has obviously inherited his father’s skills. I even believe that he will overtake his dad in his teens.
At that moment, I just realized that I want my boys to excel in martial arts because it teaches them discipline, teamwork, resistance and foresight. I wish for them to be world champions and black belts at a young age. Of course, I am never one to force my kids to get into it. Only if they would want to. My 2nd son though has shown a great interest in martial arts at a young age of 3 which is why I support him completely and try to impart the little that I know about the various martial arts I got into back in the day. Of course it helps that his father is also pretty good at it. lol.
Having said that though, what I would never want for them is to take the path of violence wherein they are tested in the streets. I have seen and gone down that path many times over and it was an ugly path. The number of people you beat up in the street just because you feel you need to test your skills or because people want to test you does not define you as a man or a good martial artist. How you deal with compromising situations without having to hurt anyone is what defines you. So for that I wish that my children would have the skills but at the same time the presence of mind not to abuse it.
I encourage parents to get their kids, when they are ready (6-7 years old is the suggested age for any child to get into a sport), into martial arts, whether it be karate, jiu jitsu, muay thai, boxing, wrestling, judo , or even Arnis. It helps build their confidence and self esteem. But remember, choose their instructor well. See what kind of people train in the school, observe your child’s behavior as he advances into training and most of all, constantly remind them to appreciate the art and really understand the discipline and beauty behind it.
Your in martial arts,