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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Heart Chakra

 The mystery of spiritual emptiness may be living in a pilgrim's heart, and yet the knowing of it may not yet be his. Wait for the illuminating openness, as though your chest were filling with Light, as when God said, Did We not expand you? -Rumi
Some of our inner work is going to hurt. Still, we must search for a deeper understanding of our resistance and the power it has to limit our existence. When we experience pressure, the challenge is literally to open ourselves to it and drink it in instead of resisting or fighting it. Our task is to open our heart chakra, to be in touch with the flow of creative energy, and to have the strength and courage to live from it.

When you work with the heart chakra in your meditation, release all our wants and needs, all your cares and worries. Your desires and fears are the logs that keep the fire of agitation burning inside you. Let them go- feel them fall away. Instead, sincerely ask to grow, until you feel an inner shift. Stay focused on that wish until the shift occurs and supports you. 

The ability to open our hearts and minds resides in the simple decision to be happy. In that decision, a further chemistry change takes place. Instead of being filled with the heaviness of our ambitions, desires, fears, and worries, a lightness within us allows us to let these things go. When we fill ourselves with light, these flowers within us bloom and flourish.

Reference~ Dynamic Stillness, Part 1 by Swami Chetanananda

Sunday, August 28, 2016


The shadow of me is everywhere.

If you look at the sunset,

With a glass of wine in hand,

You will see me in all the colors-

Each color an expression of my mood.

If you sit in my chair,

And rest your feet-

You will feel the peace

that filled my soul -

As I rested my tired body

from a long day.

If you take a walk down the hill

where often the dogs accompanied me-

You will hear the sounds of nature

that resolved so much dis-ease,

From years of living in a busy city.

If you go into my workshop,

And see all of my projects

lying there still waiting to be finished-

Please know it is an invitation for you

to pull up a stool,

Help yourself to a beer,

And pick up a tool.

And in the spirit of doing

What I loved to do-

You will feel me in that moment

because the shadow of me is everywhere.

~In loving memory of my father-in-law, Charlie Hernandez, departed from this world on 8/18/16.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

A Glimpse of Stringing Beads, Vol. 2

Coming Soon: Stringing Beads, Vol. 2 

This book is a compilation of my blog posts for the past three years. Also included is a letter and a revealing at the end of the book. Here is a glimpse from Stringing Beads, Vol. 2:

"During the writing process of the first book, Madison struggled physically and spiritually. What Madison experienced for several months was a painful ache within her chest. Lying in bed one day, Madison thought she was having a heart attack. When she surrendered to the pain and to God, Madison had a vision of a blinding light from outside her window."

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Dream of The Chakras: The Holy Relationship

From Journal Entry 4/20/2016

Me and a small group of women are sitting in a auditorium discussing relationships. One woman says, "It is to make the unholy relationship holy, to make manifest the desires of the inner invisible body with the outer spinal body, and to build it on faith."


In order to understand the word of God and unite the male and female energies, which lays hidden within you, you have to work with your spinal column (chakras). The spinal column is where the seven main chakras are located. The whole purpose of the spinal column is to consciously work with the chakras and raise the serpent (kundalini). Through fornication (spilling the seed) the serpent descends and we remain trapped in a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.

When a woman and a man practice chastity (white tantra), they reject the impure sexuality. True chastity is pure sexuality, or the activity of sex in harmony with our true nature. Properly used it refers to sexual fidelity or honor. The sexual energy (serpent) then rises up, and through the crown chakra the female and male energies merge with the Universal Mind (God, Creator, etc.) into a state of bliss.


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

If The Heart Will

If the heart will,
it will lead your feet back to me.

If the heart will,
your mouth will speak of your state with me.

If the heart will,
your eyes will peer deep into me.

If the heart will,
your ears will attentively listen to me.

If the heart will,
your arms will reach out to hold me.

If the heart will,
your heart will own a lover like me.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Rumi- The Slaughterhouse

In this slaughterhouse of love, they kill only the best, none of the weak or deformed. Don't run away from this dying. Whoever's not killed for love is dead meat. ~ Rumi