Monday, April 24, 2017

NOTHING

This helped me grow up a bit…



“Everything is nothing with a twist” – Kurt Vonnegut

You know that regret that hangs over your head - the one you think about, you nurture, you hold? It’s not real and the thing is - when we are hanging on by a thread, everything that used to matter eventually becomes nothing.

Have you ever crossed a burning bridge (without regrets), sat on the edge of a cliff, climbed up a mountain, gone thirsty and spiritually hungry?  Have you laid your head in the ashes of a loved one, held the door open for sabotage and welcomed the suffering and pain? Have you said I love you to a stranger and meant it so fully you were brought to tears? 

If you have a yes to any or all of it, the world has offered you a different view because you allowed it to. And when we say yes, we take on bigger, fuller obligation to self. Don't be fooled, don’t get it twisted, we are not tasked with things we cannot handle. Our responsibilities match our ability whether we agree to it or not.

It's not a test, just a grand gesture of opportunity stripping away the trivial as the inner truth leaves us quite raw. 

It is time to stop complaining and get it done.
No one else will do it for us…
Time to rise a bit more, grow a little wiser, think a bit deeper and be thankful a bit longer.
Just let it all go.

Because the closer we get to Spirit (our inner essence) the less we need, and eventually everything simply becomes nothing…

-debbie lynn

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE UNIVERSE



Dear Universe,

I am writing to you now to purge a few things that are sitting heavily on the minds of so many – and the weight is unbearable.

We are searching, wreathing, wrenching and exasperated by the ‘whys’ and even though you have given small bits of information unto our being… we are tired. We wonder if that “info” you so generously delivered means a bigger message is looming underneath it all?

The activity and chaos are everywhere and we get that – good and bad. So as you (The Mighty Universe) are pulsing we feel it; but we don’t always understand it. 

We all want the atrocities to stop but you keep on sending waves of oceanic misery encased in love… how can this be?

The allure of the body/soul and mind, the mystery of the untouchable, and the candid openness of the infinite is all there (thank you) - but when we look out to the billions of stars in the blackest nights; seeing our internal heart can be intimidating. 

We know you know this, but what are we to do with it? 

Do we go to bed every night and sleep with questions that mind-fuck us forever, or are you going to reveal yourself - deeper, wiser and with more compassion. Do you feel sorry for us or are you punishing us? So many, many queries to think about.

Maybe that is your way. Maybe we are the experiment, the test, the ones to be studied, but how much more can we take, feel and do before we implode?

Dripping wax, waxing nostalgia, and longing for the heaven within the hell we all live in... what comes next? Tell us; please tell us what you are silently observing? 

And when we breathe with you, are we all rushing through your veins and making your heartbeat? Do we give you oxygen as you do for us, or are you dying inside from our worldwide toxicity?

What kind of pain are YOU experiencing? Do you feel it in each one of us? Is this why you cry with global flooding, venomous lava, arid desert patience, and the war within the war within the war? What should we do?

The Masters you have sent to us have all said the same things in different tones, languages, and medium – yet the wicked stomp on their wisdom. How is this possible?

And we ask, “How long will it be before you are done with us?”

The bigger picture contained in our smallness is: What will it take to reverse the damage, sing to the moon, revere the Great Mother and let peace reign again for a while? 

We know it can be done.

Dear Universe, please understand for most of us it is your complexity that holds us at bay and the wheel goes round, so we beg of you to help with the masses. The ones that just want to clarify the process, join your awareness and fluidity...and rise - 
we want this, we truly do.

So with great reverence in our heart, we ask you now….
Please gently shake us to the core, untie our madness, forget about our twisted, inane, whining and pull us into your chest for a hug. Let us open our eyes to you, cry with the wolves, and bleed with mountains. 

We need it. We are desperate. Can you hear us?

With a loving bow we await our inner answers.

Sincerely,
A world gone mad.

-debbie lynn


http://www.rebellesociety.com/2017/03/14/debbielynn-universe/


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Muse

don’t know how to capture it – 
the sounds, the feelings, the immensity of it all – 
it sits inside my mind, talks dirty to me with that voice, that insistent voice of questioning.
It comes in like a howling wind, raging like uncontrolled floodwaters.
It is the emotional state of mind that simply has no business to judge – 
how can it judge when there are so many bigger, and more important things to be concerned with? And yet, like a whisper of the dancing branch (in gale force energy) – there is always a way to stop the movement in my mind by being present to it all.
I take a breath, a snapshot of a distant memory – put it to sound, touch it, hold it and caress that whimsical self absorbed moment. 
But as quickly as it showed its face, it is gone. 
And once again the question arises… how can I capture it, savor it, revel in it?
The answer is: I can’t.

Life is full of transient moments with myriad pulsing atomic particles of every living, breathing thing…
So, I drink it in, it is my muse.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

S0LIDARITY


There is a beautiful allure about not knowing (especially in relationships) as we weave in and out of familiarity....
There are things we do together in harmony and in sync with cosmic wheel of unity - and they will happen spontaneously as we learn to be with each other and accept each other as individuals.

This is the synchronicity of our connection(s) and the light of sharing experiences - so don’t lose it, don’t ruin it by assumptions.

Don't try to force it.

Because the minute we think we “know” our partners, friends or family, it seems as if their enigmatic persona fades and we blame longevity; yet it isn’t the age of the relationship, it is the way we (and we alone) view it.

This is the downfall of having expectations and taking our relationships for granted. (Remember – NO one is the same as they were at the onset). We change, we grow, we make our paths hand in hand, or we really need to walk on.

It isn’t about “knowing them” it is about embracing habitual expectancy. Use the habits (the mannerisms) as possibility, not as an excuse or a mind-reading tool. 

Discovery keeps life fresh, while being a knower will suffocate that aliveness in an instant.

Revive your relationship.... celebrate solidarity in each and every soul.

-debbie lynn

Friday, January 6, 2017

NOTE TO SELF




I refuse to allow the toxicity of outside influences to grow in my body.
I will not accept the nasty little innuendos of misunderstandings, petty jealousy and outright malice.
I am (without exception) just a soul who loves life and no one can take that away from me - ever.

I have ridden the waves (high and low) physically, mentally and internally. Even in my darkest days, keeping the flame alive was – (and still is) my salvation because I know that the darkness will soon cede to the light.
I also know in the dark I find a place to hang my head, get over a bruised ego and rest.

The fire within is sparked by joy and never diminished by pain.
I have made an agreement with life that no matter what it throws my way; it is just my inner duty to fulfill it and a beautiful opportunity to experience living as it comes in well warranted.

I call in the events that have been placed in my way to get bigger than my trivial problems. This brings me full circle to reconcile, to be thankful everyday, and to understand this simple sentiment,
“So it is.”….

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

CHANGE



"I changed my mind - and not because I am a Woman
I changed because I was exposed to another view.
I changed because I learned differently and was given a chance to change.
I changed because I was open and then accepted a new way to see my reality.
I changed because I can" 
-debbie lynn

It's funny how we try to hold on to beliefs and concepts as if they were the only possession we own - yet when we decide to dedicate our life to being open and to live fully in the midst of our own chaotic moments, those old beliefs and concepts become archaic and completely void.

Rising to the moment is as beautiful as it is scary. 
We tilt and we warp our personal view as we see fit or as the ego consumes the situation; that is, of course, until we wake up.

And the world in that waking moment can seem so unfamiliar, try as we might, that moment will never be fully captured again as it was. So as we learn to understand the transient wholeness (the brief and beautiful glimpses of grace) it brings our perception to a new reverence. It shows us what our actual view is and means and that nothing lasts forever.

The more knowledge we attain, the more the sensation of 'not knowing' fills us. And when we do not know (or see) reality as we have always understood it to be, it begins to distort. In the glory of the present, judgments may simply disappear because there is no time and space for them. 

This is bliss. 

It is here that the vague gap of nothingness appears (superior to anything we can grasp in our daily grind) but we have to be grounded to get and stay there as life marches on all around us.

Change happens.

And while we can breathe all this in and drink it up, there is no articulation for the true reality check. 
Our awakening has to come from within and perhaps with this view we can be satisfied; satisfied that waking up can stay only in the mind through what we think is “our truth” (even though our truth morphs all the time according to circumstances.) Proving once again that only constant is change - and the assurance that so-called reality is nothing more than change itself. 

That being said, every momentary experience is (or can be) so fresh and surreal — and it has the propensity to alter our life, our view, and our thinking in a tiny, single second. 

This is an awakening for the mind, body and soul — to continually be aware of the beauty in and of the smallest bits of change everywhere. It is time to allow space into our day for these moments just as you would for a good friend. But it is up to each one of us to participate and to run to it, because it will not come to us.

There has never been a better time to embrace change and life will never be the same because it isn’t. When we are totally present, we are all in constant change.


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-debbie lynn

Sunday, November 6, 2016

I DON'T UNDERSTAND

I don’t understand…


I don’t understand the hatred of: skin color, the way people choose to put their hands together, or whom they love - I don’t understand the divide.
I don’t understand billions of dollars (that number is mind-bending) spent on the trite and trivial when children are starving in our own backyard.
I don’t understand it.
I don’t understand the priorities, the arrogance or the lack of compassion.
I just don’t understand what matters anymore.
I don’t understand the complication, the confrontation and the vile.
I don’t understand the reasons.

What I DO understand is…
If we didn’t have color, a way to pray, or someone/something to love - the world will stop breathing; we will suffocate in our own ignorance and die slowly inside.
What I DO understand is it takes so little to share so much…
Kindness is effortless and meaningful when we give a bit of our self - an extended hand, a smile, or a penny.
I DO understand I cannot change anyone, but I can be a force of change inside my own domain and maybe it will ripple.
I DO understand I must let go of the “whys” and focus on “why not.” Some things, some reasons are better left unknown.
What I DO understand is diversity is everywhere but, it doesn’t mean division.
I understand life doesn’t need to be complicated – but humans are… I am human.
-debbie lynn

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Where there is no love there is no understanding – Oscar Wild