THE GOOD IN THE COMMUNITY…

​ We need to encourage ourselves to look deeply into all things in our communities to see the inherent goodness of everything. Sometimes we find it difficult to see the good in people, places, or situations that aren’t to our liking. We focus on the things we don’t like in our lives as a way…

RELEASING YOUR EXPECTATIONS & FINDING JOY IN THE COMMUNITY

The further you distance yourself from your expectations, the more exhilarating your life will become. As we endeavor to find personal fulfillment and realize our individual ideals, we naturally form emotional attachments to those outcomes we hope will come to pass. These expectations can serve as a source of stability, allowing us to draft plans…

ENTERING OUR COMMUNITIES & FINDING OUR OWN PATHS

Beginning our spiritual path is highly personal and we all enter a path that speaks to us, even if it is different than our neighbor. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves & communities. Even though we may…

DEEPER MEANING…LETTING GO OF UNDERSTANDING IN THE COMMUNITY

It is not always for us to know, the deeper meaning of everything that occurs in our life. All of us who seek to be connected and aware regard our experiences as teachers, and we try to discern what lessons we are learning from the things that happen in our lives. Sometimes the lesson is…

RESPECTING THE GAY COMMUNITY…

  When in the gay community we often forget we are moving into another realm, one that asks us to drop our baggage and surrender. For better or worse, much of the world we experience is dominated and controlled by human beings. We spend our days in houses, cars, and buildings, and inside these structures, we…

DIMMING YOUR LIGHT & NEGLECTING YOUR COMMUNITY

When we dim our lights, we sell ourselves short and lose an opportunity to shed light where it is needed. The ability to go into any social situation and sense the level of consciousness in that situation is a gift. It enables us to move considerately in a world that holds people of all levels…

THE TORTOISE & THE HARE (AT YOUR OWN PACE IN THE COMMUNITY)

Like the tortoise and the hare, we all arrive at the same destination, together, eventually. The classic tale of the tortoise and the hare reminds us that different people take life at different speeds and that one way is not necessarily superior to another. In fact, in the story it is the slower animal that…

UNDERSTANDING OUR COMMUNITY ONENESS

Every thought we have and action we take becomes part of the collective energy of communities. Sometimes we look at the actions of others and find it difficult to understand what motivates them. But we are all doing the best we can with the information we currently have. We have all been taught how to…

FINDING OUR LIFE’S WORK (FEELING OUR COMMUNITIES)

Your most important work in this lifetime may not be your job – it’s a conviction within your soul, recognizable if you allow it to shine. Sometimes it takes us the better part of a lifetime to discover our life’s work, even though we may have been doing it our whole lives without necessarily realizing…

OUR INSECURITIES (LET OUR COMMUNITIES SHINE)

We all have glorious imperfections making us utterly human. At many points in our lives there will come times when we feel insecure about ourselves & communities. We might judge our ability to do something or feel self-conscious about the way we some make us look. It does not matter how this feeling manifests in…