Male Watchers Day Holiday

Male Watchers Day

Ladies, here is a day that you can thoroughly enjoy! On Male Watcher’s Day, you get the opportunity to go out and watch the guys. After all, they have their fun watching the ladies. Now, it’s your turn, to hoot and holler.

Male Watchers Day Holiday Date When Celebrated : Always January 8 th

Male Watchers Day Holiday
Male Watchers Day Holiday

You can perform your Male Watching just about anywhere that suits your fancy. Popular places include:

Watching them at work on the job, especially labor jobs where short shirts cover flowing muscles.
On the beach…too bad this day is in January.
Watching your favorite guy working….on a home project you wanted done.
At a singles bar or sports bar.
At the mall…it’s time to get even. This is where more than one guy has been known to visit for the sole purpose of watching the ladies. This just could become your favorite guy watching location.
It is okay to perform Male Watching discreetly, or quite visibly. Single, unattached ladies may prefer to be seen male watching…….for obvious reasons.

Sorry guys…we did not find a special “Girl Watcher’s Day” for you. But, then isn’t every day Girl Watcher’s Day?

Origin of Male Watcher’s Day:
Our research did not discover the origin or the creator of Male Watcher’s Day.

Why Men Leave (The Fantasy Relationship)

by Brenda Shoshanna

Some men never say good-bye to one woman without having a few more in the wings. This article explores one of the reasons men leave relationship, because they’re involved with fantasy loves. Some believe they don’t have what it takes to keep a woman happy, and instead build short term fantasy loves that give them the illusion that they are wanted and everything is all right. When the fantasy ends, they’re out of there.Find out more.

“What’s life without a girl friend?” asks Jimmy, a tall, forty-five year old Sicilian man, an irresistible charmer. “I never say good-bye to one without a few more waiting in the wings,” he says. “It keeps me going. Is that so bad?” Then he flashes his boyish grin.

Although he never stays long, Jimmy has strong opinions on male female relationships. “There’s a conflict of roles, with no roles clearly defined. “Women want monogamous relationships. Men don’t want to get trapped. Men get guilty about leaving though. Believe it or not, it’s hard to leave. We men do get guilty. Whatever we do we end up feeling like rats.”

Underneath all this are his feelings of dependency. Jimmy believes a man is nothing compared to a woman.”A man really wants a woman to run the show,” he says easily. “A guy doesn’t know what’s going on. But he also wants the woman to let him think he’s running it. If women could only understand that -boy. It’s a subtle thing.

Commenting on this issue, Dr. Robert Berk, says, “There are a lot of men who can’t tolerate their own dependency on women because they experience it as emasculating. They therefore withdraw. Some downgrade the woman to make her appear a lot less valuable than she really is to them.” Jimmy compensates by having as many women around as he can. This way he won’t be the one to be left – an unbearable ego blow.

“A man likes a strong woman,” Jimmy continued, “but she should be strong in subtle ways. In order to have a really terrific woman that he wouldn’t want to leave, a man has to be confident that his love was strong enough for her so she wouldn’t go somewhere else. Good women are too much for most men.”

When Jimmy finally found the woman of his dreams, he saw her twice, and after that, wouldn’t ever see her again. “The magic was really something. I held her close, we laughed a lot, she was terrific. Neither of us could part. It was perfect. At the end of the night we didn’t take each other’s numbers. We just had our night and said good-bye. We both said to each other we hoped we never saw each other again. You see, we created this incredible illusion for two nights, but could we do it again?

After what happened that night, well, it can’t get better than that? I’m gonna live off that memory the rest of my life.” For Jimmy, and many men like him, being truly happy, and affirmed in love can only happen in the world of illusion.

He was determined to hold onto this woman and the two nights they spent together exactly as they had been. He needed it badly. At all costs he didn’t want the fantasy to be destroyed, or to see aspects of himself or her that didn’t fit in.

When a man is seeking illusion, fantasy, and escape from painful conflict or feelings of low self-esteem, a brief, magical experience, in which no one is tested, becomes a substitute for real love. A fantasy love cannot be threatened or damaged. It also cannot be taken away. Of course, the contradiction inherent in this situation is that holding onto this fantasy keeps the possibility of ongoing, sustaining love away.

 

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A Subliminal Message

A Subliminal Message

Your internal dialogue is the greatest factor behind your behaviors. How you act and react to circumstances, situations, events and people in your life determines the type of life you are now living. Would you like to learn how to direct your life in a way that pleases you? Would you like to think, feel and act like someone who is already living the life of your dreams? If yes, then read on!

 

Subliminal Message
Subliminal Message

Many of us have unwanted and undesirable traits and behaviors that if given the choice we would eliminate and replace with their positive opposite. Have you ever tried to change a behavior or character trait merely through will-power and conscious effort? I’m sure you have. You will therefore be well aware of just how much energy and diligence this takes. In many cases the energy it takes to overcome your own internal resistance to change is so great that you just give-up. So what if there was an easier effortless way to achieve these same changes and also remove your own resistance? Well there is and it’s achieved through the use of Subliminal Message programming!

To better comprehend the process we must first look quickly at your behaviors and your motivations that drive them. Every form of behavior that you display is motivated by your thoughts. Regardless of whether you consider your behavior to be positive or negative you will find, upon introspection, that this behavior has a thought or series of thoughts that drive it. This is great news because if you have unwanted behavior that is directed by your thought then all you have to do is change your thinking and your behavior will change automatically.

When you look further into this and ask yourself why you think in a certain way you will find that at its core your thinking is directed by your emotions. This is also great news for although many people fail to realize it you should understand that your emotional responses are also under your control. For example you had the desire to read this article. That desire lead to the thought “I am going to read this article” which in turn lead to the reading of the article or the action of actually doing it.

If you want to create change in your behaviors and actions, which will inevitably lead to changes in your life, all you need to do is change the motivations and thoughts which drive your actions.

Now doing this consciously can be a great up-hill struggle. For this reason many great technologies were devised to make this process speedier and more comfortable. Hypnosis is a great tool for self change as is visualisation and the use of affirmations but one of the most effective methods, which requires the least amount of effort, is Subliminal programming.

In order to get the most from using subliminal technology all you need is the decision to change and the persistence to listen to your chosen Subliminal Message program. For this reason the entire process becomes incredibly simple an deasy. Once you have made the decision to change the rest of the process is relatively straight forward. As with anything in life after a decision has been made it must be backed by the appropriate action.

If you make a decision to learn golf then sitting at home watching day-time TV isn’t going to progress you forward in that goal. Instead you must study the basics and then the advanced techniques of golf while you practise actually playing the game. Self improvement is no different. However with subliminal programming and the use of subliminal messages you can make the transition painless and a lot faster than you could with conventional methods.

To eliminate unwanted behaviours and create new ones you now know that you must change your emotional responses and thoughts regarding certain things in your life. The quickest way to do this is to change your internal dialogue or self-talk.

The way you speak to yourself is a very important factor in how you view the world and your place in it. You inner dialogue determines your predominant thoughts and actions and thus is the most important driving force behind your behaviours. So through subliminal technologies is very easy to change this self-talk and guide it from where it is now to where you wish it to be.

Do you want to think like a millionaire? Would you like to change your iner dialogue to reflect that of a thin fit person who loves exercise and never indulges on fatty life-threatening foods? Would you like to continually motivate yourself through your thoughts and the inner words you speak?

If the answer is yes then subliminal programming is probably the fastest most effortless way to do it. You can literally reprogram any habit or behaviour and install new self-talk on any subject you wish. You can change any area of your life and direct your destiny through the power of your thoughts, emotions and actions!

If given the choice and you knew it would happen in what areas of your life would you like to see a change?

 

 

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How to Fit in Anywhere

How to Fit in Anywhere

by John P. Strelecky

How to Fit in Anywhere

“Sometimes I’m not sure how I fit into this whole puzzle called life.” Have you ever thought that to yourself? Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at everything going on and you question how you’re connected to it all?

How to Fit in Anywhere
How to Fit in Anywhere

“Sometimes I’m not sure how I fit into this whole puzzle called life.” Have you ever thought that to yourself? Have you ever had one of those moments where you look at everything going on and you question how you’re connected to it all?

If so, you are not alone. And if it’s any consolation, the number of people finding themselves in that same situation is growing every day. Do a web search at Google.com for “Stay at home Dads” and you’ll get 214,000 web sites to choose from on the topic. A search on “Home schooling” will get you almost 1.5 million sites. “Alternative careers,” brings up over 2.1 million choices to click on.

There is no doubt that the world is changing. People are exploring new ways to do things, new perspectives to look at life from, and new ways to make a living.

As the changes evolve, individuals are having a harder time figuring out exactly how they fit in. The puzzle of life with clearly defined pieces is no longer so clearly defined. Initially, this can be challenging. After all, it is easier to figure out which piece of the puzzle you are, and therefore how you fit in, if there are identifiable pieces.

But with the morphing of both those clearly defined roles and the stereotypes that developed because of them, comes a new opportunity. It is the opportunity to fit in anywhere.

So how does one seize this tremendous chance? How is it possible to go from confusion to interfusion, and from separated to linked? The answer is to think bigger, stay connected, and create your own puzzle.

Think Bigger
We often limit our thinking by putting classifications on ourselves and those around us. I am a student, she is Canadian, he is wealthy, they are Hispanic, we are elderly. By using these types of classifications, it is simple to create an environment where we don’t fit in. The more we categorize people, the less likely we are to have something in common with them, and therefore, the more we can feel out of place.

However, when we think bigger, and broaden our view of the world, it becomes easier to see how we fit into it all. Thinking to ourselves, “I am a human,” or “We are alive,” greatly expands the spectrum of possible connection points. Suddenly, we fit in anywhere. Every place we go we have a link to all that is around us.

Get Connected
The world has shrunk and expanded all at the same time with the creation of technologies like wireless communication, satellite television, and most recently the Internet. People that would never have interacted with each other are now connecting every single day. Those interactions shrink the distance and differences between all of us.

At the same time, this access to people, information, and cultures expands the world in an instant. We have such easy access to information that it is impossible not to realize there is a massive world of people around us.

In some instances our interactions result in gaining static insights into how other people live, work, and play. The expanded offerings available through cable and satellite television bring that opportunity. We can watch and learn about what life is like around the globe. We see that although people are different in many ways, they are even more alike.

In other cases, the link is less informational and more interactive. We can get on the internet and through e-mail and chat rooms, be instantly linked to people that are literally halfway around the world. We can find friends in countries around the planet who have similar interests, challenges, and beliefs. With the click of a mouse, we can get connected.

Through the technologies at our disposal, we have access to a wealth of information and a world of people. If you use those technologies to be actively involved in getting connected, you will instantly see all the ways in which you fit in.

Create Your Own Puzzle
Thinking bigger helps you associate yourself with a wider spectrum of people. Getting connected helps you interact with those people. Both of these principles will help you fit in anywhere.

Creating your own puzzle takes the concept of fitting in to a whole new level. Instead of summarizing who you are and trying to find ways to integrate with the world around you, try letting the world integrate with you.

Why should you fit into someone else’s puzzle? Why not define the existence you want and therefore create your own puzzle. After all, it’s easy to figure out how you fit into the puzzle, if you create the puzzle. Does that sound difficult? It doesn’t have to be. If you open up your world by thinking bigger, and then use the concept of getting connected, you will have access to a world of people who also are creating their own puzzles.

No matter what type of existence you want to have, there are probably hundreds if not thousands of other people who want something similar. They may be scattered around the world and have backgrounds completely unlike yours, but when you think bigger and get connected, that no longer matters. In all likelihood, some of them have already figured out how to have the type of existence that you seek, and are probably willing to share that information.

Pick and choose the parts of their puzzle that work for you and blend them with your own ideas. Pretty soon, you will have created something that is totally unique, and all yours. Then you won’t have to worry about fitting into someone else’s puzzle because you’ll have your own.

As the world continues to change, traditional roles will become less and less traditional. In that environment, finding where we fit in will get more difficult. Think bigger, get connected, and create your own puzzle and you’ll find that you won’t have trouble fitting in, because you’ll fit in anywhere.

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A guide to dream interpretation

A guide to dream interpretation

 

Only a very small percentage of us understands that dreams hold much importance and opportunity for our self growth, improvement and self discovery. This article is a guide to dream interpretation.

A guide to dream interpretation
A guide to dream interpretation

Most of us dream. But only a very small percentage of us understands that dreams hold much importance and opportunity for our self growth, improvement and self discovery. But many mystics of both Eastern and Western origins are aware of the fact that dreams hold a wealth of untapped knowledge. Because of its inherently vague nature, dreams and the art of interpreting them never entered mainstream sciences. Jungian psychology is the closest mainstream science that took dreams seriously.

This article is a concise description of the method of dream interpretation that I use. There are several points/guidelines to take note.

1. The dreams are often symbolic representations of what we are experiencing or are about to experience in the near future. I have found that my dreams often convey messages of occurrences that will most likely happen within a month or so.

2. Usually the people that we encounter in the dream symbolize the different aspects/characteristics of ourselves. For example: a woman may represent a feminine aspect of oneself even when one is male in the waking hours. Much of our repressed tendencies also tend to manifest themselves as characters in dreams as well.
Have you ever wondered why we sometimes appear and behave so differently in our dreams. Well, my take is that dreaming offers an outlet for us to be ‘somebody else’ that we never had the opportunity to be during our waking hours.

3. Often how we feel and the emotion we felt during the dream reveals and conveys much about the meaning of the symbols.
Intuition and the willingness to examine ourselves with brutal honesty are two very important factors for successful analysis.
Below is a list of commonly encountered symbols. In my opinion, we should always take into consideration the fact that symbols hold certain semantics and meanings that are specific to individuals. Thus the interpretations of symbols are not generic and therefore there can be no hard and fast rules with regards to dream analysis.

Common dream symbolism

Water- associated with emotion.
Ocean or any large body of water – often represents the subconscious mind. The state of the sea often is an indication of the emotional state as well
Eating/digesting- Trying to understand an issue/situation
Walking- associated with learning and assimilating.
Path, road or pavement- symbolizes life or spiritual Path/journey
House- symbolizes our self. Within the house, the various rooms could represent the various aspects of self.
Snake- symbolizes knowledge.
Tree and forest – subconscious feelings that governs our emotions
Bridge- a transitional phase or period of transformation / change

Below is an example of a dream and its interpretation. Like any other types of skills, dream interpretation is an art in which one’s proficiency improves with experience.

Dream
Miss A was visiting a foreign country. She boarded a train that has a stop in a shopping complex that meanders through mountains and terrains. She remembered telling the train driver that she wanted to alight in the shopping centre so that she can find her way home.
Instead of alighting at the intended destination, she alighted at a strange place. She had difficulty getting to her destination. She contacted her partner (boyfriend). Though they communicated through the phone, she was still stuck and lost in that unfamiliar place. By this time, she was starting to get depressed. In the moment of depression, she woke up from the dream.

Symbolism involved
Foreign country- unknown knowledge, new experience Train- accelerated learning and understanding Through mountains and terrains- ups and downs Find the way home- spiritual path Train-in-charge – guiding aspect Her partner – male/ mental aspect Queen shopping center station – an intermediate stage that must be attained.

Interpretation
Miss A is currently experiencing and/or learning something that is still unknown to her. It is something that is rather difficult for her to grasp and apply. She is/will be experiencing some feelings of ups and downs. However, if understood, the newfound understanding and knowledge could significantly accelerate her self-growth and discovery. However, for the time being, it is something not within her experience yet (as symbolized by alighting at a strange place instead of the designated station). When she tried contacting her male partner (which symbolizes using her mental reasoning), she was still confused and thus became depressed.

Well, that’s all for a quick lesson in dream interpretation. I hope it is informative and beneficial.

Happy Dreaming…

 

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Happy Backward Day

Happy Backward Day

Happy Backward Day
Happy Backward Day

Date When Celebrated : Always January 31

Backward Day is a day to do everything backwards. Use your imagination, and Backward Day can be lots of fun. It’s especially popular with school aged kids.

Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat your meal, starting with dessert. Now that’s what I call fun! Walk backwards, or talk backwards. Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start. Are you starting to get the picture!?

This day is limited only by your imagination.


Flower of the Day: Dusty Miller

Recipe of the Day: Pineapple Upside Down Cake


Origin of Backward Day:

Our research has yet to find the creator, or the origin of this day.

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Laws of Attraction

Ever considered your mind as changeable, reprogrammable? As if you wanted to change the ingredients on the recipe to come out with different results… Charles F. Haanel came upon these same ideas when he studied the Law of Attraction and produced his bestsellling Master Key System in 1912. Here is an excerpt from the 12th chapter of this classic, which will enable you to literally change your mind if you want to take the steps to do so – and achieve connection with the source of true mental peace…
1. There is no purpose in life that cannot be best accomplished through a scientific understanding of the creative power of thought.

2. This power to think is common to all. Man is, because he thinks. Man’s power to think is infinite, consequently his creative power is unlimited.

3. We know that thought is building for us the thing we think of and actually bringing it nearer, yet we find it difficult to banish fear, anxiety or discouragement, all of which are powerful thought forces, and which continually send the things we desire further away, so that it is often one step forward and two steps backward.

4. The only way to keep from going backward is to keep going forward. Eternal vigilance is the price of success. There are three steps, and each one is absolutely essential. You must first have the knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the faith to do.

5. With this as a basis you can construct an ideal business, an ideal home, ideal friends, and an ideal environment. You are not restricted as to material or cost. Thought is omnipotent and has the power to draw on the Infinite bank of primary substance for all that it requires. Infinite resources are therefore at your command.

6. But your ideal must be sharp, clear-cut, definite; to have one ideal today, another tomorrow, and a third next week, means to scatter
your forces and accomplish nothing; your result will be a meaningless and chaotic combination of wasted material.

7. Unfortunately this is the result which many are securing, and the cause is self evident. If a sculptor started out with a piece of marble and a chisel and changed his ideal every fifteen minutes, what result could he expect? And why should you expect any different result in molding the greatest and most plastic of all substances, the only real substance?

8. The result of this indecision and negative thought is often found in the loss of material wealth. Supposed independence which required many years of toil and effort suddenly disappears. It is often found then that money and property are not independence at all. On the contrary, the only independence is found to be a practical working knowledge of the creative power of thought.

9. This practical working method cannot come to you until you learn that the only real power which you can have is the power to adjust yourself to Divine and unchangeable principles. You cannot change the Infinite, but you can come into an understanding of Natural laws. The reward of this understanding is a conscious realization of your ability to adjust your thought faculties with the Universal Thought which is Omnipresent. Your ability to cooperate with this Omnipotence will indicate the degree of success with which you meet.

10. The power of thought has many counterfeits which are more or less fascinating, but the results are harmful instead of helpful.

11. Of course, worry, fear, and all negative thoughts produce a crop after their kind; those who harbor thoughts of this kind must inevitably reap what they have sown.

 

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Special Friend Gift Basket Idea

Special Friend Gift Basket Idea

Special Friend Gift Basket Idea
Special Friend Gift Basket Idea

a letter telling them why you appreiciate them (leave it unsigned)

  • flowers
  • candies, sweets and cookies
  • a book that only you would know
  • they would like
    scented candles
  • a book about friendship or poems about friendship
  • a movie only you would know they would like
  • popcorn kernals with their favorite spices
  • anything else that is personal between you and your friend that they would like

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A Lost Friend Speaks

A dying friend taught me how to live my life. Read a short summary of his teachings here.

When my friend sensed that in a few weeks the light of life was about to be extinguished, and that there was no more hope for him, he called me to his side and said, “If only I had lived my life differently, I might not have felt such an emptiness now. Promise me,” he caught my hand, “Promise me that you won’t make the same mistake.” And when I asked him what mistakes, he asked me to get a pen and paper and to jot down his last words. Here they are in condensed form:

1) Talk less; listen more.

2) Listen to your grandfather’s stories about his youth. When he’s gone, you will relive the bond through these memories.

3) Invite friend over for a snack or dinner even if the house is a mess.

4) Eat popcorn in the living room even though its messy.

5) Invite the friends who have children home. Don’t worry about their children creating a mess.

6) Sit on the grass even though it dirties your pants.

7) Never buy something just because it lasts for a long time or because it is practical.

8) Stay in bed and at home when sick and stop pretending that the world cannot go one without me for a day.

9) Light up the wonderfully crafted candles and let them burn out. Better this than they accumulate dust in the closet.

10) Share life’s responsibilities with a partner, not only expenses.

11) (Meant for Women) Instead of waiting for the pregnancy to get over, cherish each moment in your heart. Understand that the life in you is the only chance you will get to help god create magic.

12) Let your children hug and kiss you whenever they wish to. Don’t stop them by saying things like: later, go wash your hands first, we have to eat dinner.

13) Say the following two phrases as often as possible: “I love you” and “I am sorry.”

14) Stop worrying about who loves or and who doesn’t or about what others have or don’t have.

15) Cherish all personal human relations.

16) Play with a pet every day. Laugh and run with it and take part in all its antics.

17) Spend more time with the people who love you.

18) Stop sweating because of all the small details and problems of life.

19) Grab every moment, look at it and live it. That moment will never return again.

Her name was Susan, and she had one six year old daughter. Susan taught me these few basic ideals that I have tried to follow in honour of her memory. It has made me a better man, a much nicer husband and in general, a happier person. Even now I can hear her say that God has blessed each and every one of us, and that we should accept these blessings and strive to become stronger both physically, mentally and also emotionally. I will always remember what she said to me the last time we met: “Jack, you are lucky. Don’t blow it.”

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New Age Gift Basket Idea

New Age Gift Basket Idea

New Age Gift Basket Idea
New Age Gift Basket Idea

Fill a basket with:

  • ~ tarot cards
  • ~ crystals
  • ~ scented candles
  • ~ incense
  • ~ new age music on CD or DVD
  •  ~ certificates for palm reading, psychic reading, etc.
  • ~ books

 

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An Old Message For A New Age
Do you consider yourself a seeker? I have a feeling if you’re reading this article, you do.

If so, how exactly do you define it? What does it mean to you to be a “seeker?”

For me, the definition is constantly in process of clarifying itself, shifting in and out of focus as I ask, “What is it that I’m seeking?” There have been times – days, weeks, months, dare I say years – that it felt like wandering, lost and lonely, in search of a nameless, faceless something that see…
Do you consider yourself a seeker? I have a feeling if you’re reading this article, you do.

If so, how exactly do you define it? What does it mean to you to be a “seeker?”

For me, the definition is constantly in process of clarifying itself, shifting in and out of focus as I ask, “What is it that I’m seeking?” There have been times – days, weeks, months, dare I say years – that it felt like wandering, lost and lonely, in search of a nameless, faceless something that seemed forever before me, but like a mirage, moving farther away the closer I drew. I could not grasp it, but I knew that when found it would make all the pieces of my life click together. Instant happiness and abundance, perfect peace and love. Most of all, everything would finally make sense. I’d know my purpose; I’d be brave enough to live it; I’d have no question that I couldn’t readily answer.

I can tell you, after so much time in the desert, I have found no such “something.” But that doesn’t mean the journey has not been fruitful.

In its finest moments the search has been a pilgrimage. One with the hue of holiness. And in those rare instances I know clearly what it is I seek. I’d like to share a story.

Several years ago my husband’s company sponsored a celebrity golf tournament. We attended, and I surprised myself at how star-struck I was! Especially since the stars were sports figures with whom I was barely familiar. Of all of them, the kindest was David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs. Walking next to him, my head came only to his elbow, but I found him to be a gentle giant. Late in the day I, along with many others, asked for his autograph. When he gave me back the piece of paper it had on it his name and the letters and numbers “Matthew 6:33.” I overheard someone explain that he always places a verse from the Bible on his autographs – a different one for each person.

Well, I am someone who does not take things in vain – I believe that everything that happens is a perfect set-up for our growth and learning. So, I went home and looked up the verse. Upon reading it I had one of those “pilgrim” moments.

Matthew 6:33Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you as well.

The perfect message for a true seeker. But, of course, the question follows…what does it mean? I know that some will have a very clear-cut answer, but for me it has taken years of touching upon, moving away from, and coming back to the message…to find for myself the meaning. The day I received the verse I typed it up and put it in my meditation space, where I have looked upon it every day since. But lately it has begun to call for my attention more fervently, demanding from me a clearer understanding.

Ultimately, I have come to realize this one sentence as the most basic ingredient for living, and the word that has always stood out to me is “first.” Here, the order of things. In our society we are driven by the desire to obtain – material possessions, personal achievement, physical perfection…we strive first and we strive hard. But in this verse we are asked not to “do” first, but to seek. We are told where to begin.

I would like to go slowly, go back and explore this simple message, piece by piece…

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…

Is this the answer to the interminable question, “What do I seek?”? If so, then I ask, “What exactly is this ‘Kingdom of God’ that I am after?” My mind immediately travels to another verse – Luke 17:21, which says, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.”

And so, it is not something beyond my grasp that constantly beckons me. It is not a place, or thing, a job or person, a philosophy, idea or fragment of knowledge. It is not to be found in books or buildings. That which is sought is the Divine reflection within my own being, that same reflection alive within yours and in everything else. The dwelling place of the holy lives no farther than the beat of our own hearts.

For those of us who have been on this quest for a while, this idea is nothing new. I realize that. We read books about getting to know and love and be ourselves. We take classes and workshops in the hopes of prying open the door to that illusive hallowed ground we’re after. At the end of every yoga class we say, “Namaste,” the Hindu recognition of the Divine spark within us all. I, like you, know where I’m supposed to look; I can think and speak about it; but it is the experience that I am after – that which cannot be spoken of or written about in whole. That which absolutely cannot be taught or bought. That which is secret and private and can only be known in the silent places of one’s own soul.

Seek ye first the Kingdom of God…Seek first the Divine within…Seek first, your own truth.

And then we read on…

…and His Righteousness…

Now, here is a phrase for contemplation. For some it is instantly understood and revered; for others, it will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. It is a loaded word; one that can scare with its asking.

If it is the knowing of our highest selves, a re-union with our own Divinity and, I suspect, with the greater Divinity of all life that we seek, and if we hold faith that the source of Divinity is indwelling, then how do we define this righteousness? I believe that the answer will lie in your own definition, image and knowing of God.

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