Traveling the Road of the Unknown
Traveling the Road of the Unknown

Everyone that wanders aren’t lost. The road nowhere leads to everywhere. Having an unlimited perspective to what may be, provides an abundant opening to what already is. I know that the road traveled in this life, is just a bridge that offers the pathway to unicity for all. When you get out of balance and decide to focus on the destination, rather than the journey, that is an indication that you’ve lost your way. You do, however have the power to get right back on track!

Becoming unconscious is consequently creating unwanted karma. Don’t take your focus away from the beauty that present moment awareness brings. Present moment awareness simply put, is bliss.  Let me ask you this: If your journey has become a means to an end, does this indicate you’re in a rush to call it quits? If you meet your ultimate destination, what will you have left? 

Life isn’t a destination. Life is a landing and you have already arrived. You are here. All power, beauty and glory has already been made available for you. Right here and right now, in this moment. But first, you must be present in order to recognize it. And, in order to claim it for yourself. 

Stop and listen my friend. Listen to the freshness of the melody the wind sings. Allow air to flow in, through and around you. Stop, listen and just be. Complaints about occasional bumps in the road, are unnecessary. The bumps in the road are there just to wake you up. Life literally desires your full attention. Not to mention, perception is key on the road traveled back to unity. 

Embracing the aliveness that comes with immersion of present moment awareness is vastness in itself. Once this happens, like magic the heart opens and is ready to be used for your greater good and for the greater good of those around you. In fact, there isn’t a limit on how far greatness can go. Having an open heart can change your entire world! You are now willing to lose a life that you’ve known and become accustomed to, in order to gain the life that flows abundantly from the unmerited source of the unknown, the universe – God. 

Life blissfully and effortlessly escorts you throughout your days.  Love fills your mind, heart and soul with every rise and fall of the sun, moon and stars. Love and bliss now fire the flame of your existence. You are now ready to take on and change the world with the beautiful soul you hold! 

What your eyes now perceive is love. The magic field of the unknown, now uncovers wisdom to you, in your presence. The old thought pattern that life is here to cause harm no longer dictates or has control over your actions or emotions. You now realize; it is this type of thought process that fuels condemnation and dysfunction. And this, is what helps energize humanity’s demise. Holding the belief that life is against you, is in fact dishonesty at its highest form and steals your happiness away. Life is here to support you and guide you. Not to harm you. 

Life is full of joy and simply requires one’s trust and understanding in order to fully enjoy and uncover their place here on earth. Walk the road of the unknown and feel the beauty and blissfulness that supports you with each step you take. Simply from following the road of the unknown. Be blessed. 

A question was posed to me on Quora today and the question was, have I ever asked myself, “Why me?” – My response was yes; I have asked myself “Why me?”  – I now ask myself, “Why not me?”

When I think back to when I’ve asked myself, “Why me?” I was in a space where I felt powerless to make any solid changes. Asking myself that question only helped me to trade my inner power for victimization of self. Placing myself in a victimized mental state with repetitive closed ended questioning drained me of my energy. It’s not that I desired to think like this or feel this way, but I honestly didn’t know how to think any differently. It was very hard for me to create the life I wanted while continuing to think in the same way. I got fed up and decided to ask the question a different way. I began asking the question in a way that helped position me to open up my mind in order to perceive things in a way that worked for me, not against me. 

Changing the way that I asked this question, empowered me to become an active participant in the life that I desired. I started asking myself, “Why not me?” This new style of how I examined the question, positioned me to look at things transparently and in a matter of fact kind of way. In this new space my ability to go from victim to victor happened very quickly for me. When I changed my perception, I changed my life. 

In the event that I am not pleased with my current version of reality, I still ask myself, “Why not me”? I do this because it is imperative that I recognize the role that I play in my life, as well as the lives of others around me. If I need to make changes, so be it. At that point instead of beating myself up or feeling bad about my circumstances, I take action in pursuing the steps necessary for the change I wish to create. In doing so, I enforce the transformation effortlessly. I can choose to be a victim, or I can choose to be victorious in all things. 

“Why not me?”

I’ve learned universal consciousness is in control, not me. Even when I think I know the outcome, truth is, I do not. I must simply wait and see. Life has taught me to always think, feel and hope for the best because doing anything less, will only aid in mental, maybe even physical imprisonment. We all know, focusing on the lows of life, enables low vibrations, causing fearful thoughts which begin to block our vision, engulfing our creativity.  

Love better, think better, do better and feel better is the new motto I wish for all to adapt. 

Dione Howard

I’ve learned, what I want, I must give, regardless of the expected outcome I‘ve decided to conjure up in my head. Life has taught me to be a master of my thought process, even in my emotions then simply wait with great expectancy, see what life has to offer me!

I’ve learned not to agree with other people’s opinions but to find out what’s true for me, instead. Other people are still learning themselves, learning about life how could they possibly give me a clear picture of me? Fact is, no they cannot. No person, thing or situation has authority over me, unless I decide to make it so, mentally. 

I’ve learned that even when I think things are extremely f*cked up, they’re not. Life’s apparent set backs are just set ups, which prepare us for the greater good that’s truly meant to be brought about, for all of us. My part in this dream called life is simply this, to be present, be aware of how I decide to utilize the energy within me. To be a conscience participant of my creations, not a victim, but a victor of the reality I help to create for myself. 

Life has taught me that the overly prideful will be brought to their knees and we never know if its going to be literal or figuratively, maybe even both. The same thing rings true for the individual who suffers from the “woe is me” syndrome…. if you keep telling life you’re the victim, you will be. We in fact do receive what we believe to be true for us. Yes, we reap what we sow, in other words what we put out will come back, as this is one of many universal laws. 

I have learned giving people authority over your ability to succeed or fail is ultimately a choice. Being angry and bitter causes irritability, cancer and high blood pressure, just to name a few.  You’re only hurting you. Being angry is giving a foothold to a force you don’t want to be a part of, do you?  Focusing on good vibes only can help transform this hurtful thought pattern. 

Life has taught me to keep moving forward and never stop working toward anything I want, never focusing on what I do not. Life has taught me to appreciate each day that’s being offered, as each day is a gift that I gladly accept! As we all know, our next breath is not promised so let’s rejoice and make the most out of life. Feed and focus on only what we wish to create. 

God I apologize to you. I apologize for not totally understanding, therefore turning away from you. I now understand my duty to be still and know that I AM You. (Ezekiel 36:27 (NIV) And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees….) God I apologize for being wise on my own accord. I apologize God for accepting the labels and judgments of this world; when you specifically said turn away from it all. (Romans 12:2 (NIV) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.)

When I got lost, I started creating my own will. A will separate from yours however, I would sometimes ask, how are You in control? I was so lost and fueled with darkness, I wasn’t sure I’d find my way back to your true essence of lightness. Thank you God, that now I am true, I promise to obey by staying present with You. Allowing you to move in me, through my presence of you within me. After all this is what I know to do, you said Be Still and Know that its YOU! (Psalm 46:10 (NIV) He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”) I will now turn away from my mind, and follow you through my heart, after all this is Your true design. (Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.)

You’ve designed a world full of love, yet I was on a journey that led away from that love. I was on a road of continuous thoughts, which clearly led to more damage of the heart. Turning away from the design that leads to life. Now that I am wise in YOU, it is my life’s duty to remain attached to what’s true. This truth – I AM the truth, the way and the life in You. (John 14:6 (NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.) I AM is in me and in you! Nothing could ever give me more joy and now it is my duty to share your true design with the world. Careful to remain humble and true to you, realizing, that I am nothing without you.

You are the very essence of life, which is why it’s so vital to stay connected to You. Your design and duty of us all; to restore a world of peace and joy and now it’s my true desire to help bring that truth to be. God I know longer blame You, or anyone else who has come from you. I understand how like me, they were lost too. God you are amazing, I know it personally to be true. I do understand the importance of my connection to you.

The only way to remain connected to you is to be aware, by allowing my mind to stay clear, which will enable the flow from You to me, to always be clear. I cannot continue to cloud my mind, which fills my heart with anything other, then practices that stem from my heart. Practices of acceptance, peace and love. This is our true connection to the One above, the One who transcends fear and practices of hate that has at one time swallowed us all. My practice of awareness allows you to remain in full control.

I know understand in order for you to do this, I have to lose me. Lose the labels that both the world and myself, has placed on me. Labels were both good and bad, however they held no merit to the true life to be had. God, I apologize to you, I do. Now that I have recognized my own faults, I can fully see the true beauty in You and that enables me to see the beauty in all your creations too! I now live a life that’s pleasing and acceptable to You. God, I love you and thank you for loving me too!

 

I have seen far too many times than I’d like to recount the abuse and misuse we place upon ourselves. We can give love, attention and kindness to others but fail to give it to ourselves. Becoming unbalanced we drain ourselves and can’t seem to find any reasons as to why. Generational curses and religion bind us with thoughts of who we shouldbe and what needs to be done in order to be sinless. That sounds like pressure and God’s yoke is easyand burdens lightso what are we missing? The truth is this, to sin is to miss the mark of unconditional love, period. Unconditional love isn’t earned, it’s simply given. Yet, conditional love is how we’ve been taught to love others as well as ourselves. We all have done this so there isn’t any blame at all. We teach what we learn. It’s time that we retrain and teach in a different way. Do you agree?

To sin, means what exactly? How much do we really know? According to Wikipedia, sin is an act of transgression (sin, trespass, violation, wrongdoing) against divine or natural law. Sin can also be viewed as any thought or action that endangers the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the perceived ideal order for human living. So, if sin is an act of transgression against divine or natural law – what is divine or natural law? Webster’s Dictionary stated natural law is: a body of law or a specific principle held to be derived from nature and binding upon human society in the absence of or in addition to positive law and divine definition is this: of, relating to, or proceeding directly from God. To miss the mark is to see division and inequity. To miss the mark means to judge according to the limited mental knowledge we consume. There is only one consciousness that knows all and sees all, the master of the Universe, God; only God can judge.  

What is the definition of love?  Biblically -1 Corinthians 13:4-7 New International Version (NIV) states:Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And, according to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, love: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties maternal love for a child. We claim love is unconditional, but all the conditions are artifacts we use, when giving love. Condition is all we seem to live by, all we seem to know. 

Do we love in an unconditional manner, or do we condemn and hate the unfavorable? The unfavorable can even be us, after all the worse condemnation is condemnation of self. We cannot change the world unless we first change ourselves. Changing the misconception requiresallto be healed, not just a few. We are here to learn that unconditionalis the only way to love. Limitless, pure potentiality at its best is love. Harming oneself and another by placing boundaries on the level of love being given, based on their circumstances and learnedbehavior; how is it that we claim to love in this way? 

To sin: is to notsee yourself and others how God perceives you, perfect. To be sinless: walk in acceptance and love. To be sinless: embrace who you are, flaws and all. To be sinless: avoidance of comparison; you are you, embrace, don’t reject that fact. To be sinless: is to see love in another, through the awareness in you

1 John 4:18 states: There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.When we are fearful or doubtful, we are not walking in love; but in disapproval of ourselves. This disapproval bleeds into our relationships, finances and so on. Fear wreaks havoc on our lives and will take over if we aren’t aware of what’s true for us. The bible states God’s people parish from lack of wisdom and this is because we have taken on the beliefs of the world as opposed to staying close to the spirit who lives in us. The mind is filled with hogwash from eons ago and we base our lives on the intelligence of our minds. When we do this, we turn away from our spirit. If we decide to live through our mental conditioned self (ego) instead of who we are internally (spirit) we become divided. Division leads to ruin. Ruin leads to death. 

We were not to become like the world but be lights of the world, by being transformed and renewed through the retraining of our minds. The bible instructs us to be diligent in retraining our minds to not adapt the societal divisions of the world. In Romans 12:2 we are told not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.We fear the unknown based on limiting beliefs of the world. This isn’t love. Fear and love cannot coexist. Fear harms, love heals and restores. Fear divides, love conquers all. Let me be clear, our way of doing things based on mental concepts or conditioning alone, will neverwork in leading us to our destiny. We must be present and aligned in order for limitless pure potentiality to flow within us. 

But how do we usually practice love? I don’t know about you but here’s what I see: Conditional love given when things go how we thinkthey should. Usually we love ourselves when our life is in order, just how we like it. Otherwise, we beat ourselves up, feel guilty and wonder what we are doing wrong. We compare ourselves and our lives to everyone else. We then push ourselves to go the extra mile, hoping someone would notice. Simply put, we look for gratification and love in others. We love our spouse when they take the time to give us the attention we crave; otherwise we complain and withdrawal, we might even be mean. We openly love and praise our children when they are making straight A’s and enjoying extra circular activities; otherwise we continuously let our disappointments be known; compare and punish for falling short of what we expect them to be. We are courteous and respectful to the CEO, nevertheless the Janitor can’t even get a hello. We praise the rich, look down on the poor. And finally, we walk around with fake smiles and shattered hearts, not knowing how to mend it at all. We have been hurt. We have become broken pieces of what love is supposed to be. Sounds like loving based on condition to me. 

How are we loving and complaining at the same time? We are not. How are we loving and angry at the same time? We are not. How are we loving, yet condemning, placing blame and pointing fingers? We are not. We are either choosing to love or we are feeding the conditioned picture of division and condemnation, which is simply serving the dysfunction of this world. Anything divided will not and cannot stand. If we are complaining based on falling short of the perfection, we think we should be living up to we aren’t loving ourselves; this is beating ourselves up unnecessarily. 

We are on a journey in this life and we will get to our destined place, if we know and practice the truth that sets us free. There isn’t any love in condemnation. To love is to be free. To love is to allow. To love is to grow. To love is to nurture. To love is to embrace the newness of what can be. To love is to love yourself and others exactly as we are, expressions of love. Love isn’t based on habituated illusions of what we think shouldbe.  

We know in order to receive, we must give first. If we aren’t giving love and acceptance to ourselves, how will we continue to grow? Voids that won’t go away is a sure sign that love needs to be replenished on the inside. If the love we see is limited to outside sources, does that mean love can only be conquered through something or someone else? Think about that for a second. The storm and the calm can only be felt first, within. So, in other words anything that rest outside of you can never fill the emptiness that’s felt within you. But on the contrary, once the emptiness has been filled on the inside, outside desires begin to come into fruition, automatically.  

Fall in love with the essence of life. Fall in love with the beauty in, through and around you. Begin to wake up and feel life, in totality again. Fall in love, in spite of. Make a choice to walk in love. Fall in love with the being that is, you. Far too many times than not, we see love and joy in everything but ourselves. But, how is this so? How can we see in others, what we refuse to see in ourselves? If in fact we areable to perceive greatness in others, doesn’t that mean, what we see in others, is also in ourselves. Love is unconditional. Love is you. 

 

What is an opinion, a thought that can be changed, a view or judgment formed about something not necessarily based on fact or knowledge but based on how we think things should be. What is fact, a thing that is indisputably the case, can’t be argued or altered, such as 5+5+10. Yet we walk around with opinions and view them as facts then often wonder why the life we see is full of turmoil, heartbreak and misery.

Our opinion of ourselves, situations and others have never been helpful to us just a cause of judgment, self-condemnation and harm to the life we all have been given out of love. Opinions are thoughts that often change based on individual social conditioning as well as what we feel currently. So why hold on to the opinions when they are clearly not facts and cause division?

Opinions, the root of all harm; Opinions, the cause of illusion outside and within, fuels hatred and causes us to judge poorly and inaccurately. We judge incorrectly because we don’t have all the facts about any one thing entirely. What we do have is fragments of our own perception of reality, which is usually based on our beliefs and past history.

Opinions who told us we should have them anyway? Are we the Creator or Master of the Universe, of course not; we do however, hold the power within our hearts to get what we give out and this is definitely one of life’s laws. This life law I speak of is called karma therefore judge not, throw those opinions out. Our opinions of others, situations and ourselves will mimic back to us 100 fold each and every time, there is no getting around it. So do yourself a favor, renounce those opinions once and for all!

The trick is this, to acknowledge our opinions and simply surrender them. Clear out the opinions and judgments that feed our minds and hearts entirely. Decide to not hold on to them anymore. Do this by recognizing and acknowledging the opinions you hold and deciding that they no longer benefit you after all. Intention and attention is all that’s needed to make a difference. It is the opinions that cause us to feel separation from the source of all greatness. It’s our opinions that cause us to blame, internalize resentment and be led by un-forgiveness. How would this kind of thinking ever cause happiness within, truth is, it can’t.

Judge NOT lest ye be judged is a powerful teaching in the statement alone. These opinions or should we say judgments have given an illusion of separateness, damnation and fear and guess what, its time to call it quits! We now know better, so we must do better and the only opinion that should be made is this, none. Be a watcher, see things and decide to simply let them go.

Change your mind, how do you ask? I say by simply deciding to do so. Change your mind. Its impossible you say but no, it’s not impossible. All things are possible within you and me. The question is, do you believe it’s possible? Your belief is key. Where there isn’t any belief, there isn’t any power you see. Change your mind it’s for the best. What we create comes from our precepts. Precepts that were learned and accepted by us continue to recirculate and condemn us.  Are we living according to a new or an old belief system? Are your precepts keeping you accepting, loving and understanding or causing strife, condemnation and separation among you? If you’re in a state of unhappiness I say the latter is true.

Change your mind, undue the cruelty of unjust opinions that have been thrown at you. Change your mind and forgive. Forgiveness isn’t for the people who have caused harm to you. Forgiveness frees you from the pain that binds you. So no, forgiveness isn’t for them, it’s for you.  Change your mind, you were made perfect and your job on earth is to love and accept yourself as such knowing you are very much so deserving. The way you live and walk in your purpose is to not allow old precepts steal your joy and focus. Change your mind all things great depend on it.

Listen for the negativity your mind continues to feed you then lovingly redirect those thoughts by replacing them with positive talk. Change your mind by being aware of what it is you’re thinking about then redirect thoughts free of judgment full of acceptance and understanding. Change your mind, create happiness, the lie of being underserving is no good for you. Change your mind from the things you see and create from a state of love and peace. Change your mind from anything that doesn’t benefit to all things that do. Reflect on all things great. When you do this your awareness makes a shift from dormant to awake! The power within you begins to take over for you. Your life has begun to change and you feel a strong desire for more! No longer defeated but now you feel strong! Your focus has gone from negative to positive and all you had to do was change your mind and be diligent at it.

Changing your mind is simply another decision to go in the opposite direction.  Which direction have you decided on? For me, I have chosen to learn to understand, love and accept myself (human nature flaws and all). It definitely feels better and helps me to understand and love outside of myself much better, which in my opinion is the ultimate goal of the universe to love, accept and restore brokenness to ONE.

What have you been creating for yourself thus far? Change your mind, visualize your desires then release your wants to your Creator, you’ve now done your part; this is how you rebuild your trust in the universal flow. Change your mind from negative to positive, its not hard my friend all you need is for your intentions to be clear without judgment or doubt. Change your mind, I promise you can do it. Need some help, I’ll be glad to help you through it.

 

Detach from all expectancy. Allow people to be who they are. Every individual is on their own path of evolution.

When we allow ourselves and other people to freely be themselves while offering acceptance of individuals or circumstances; We do one of the two: 1. Grow in love.  2. Separate in love.

When we decide to grow together in love, relationships and circumstances bring the best out of us, not the worst. Growing in love, we realize there is a continual effort to build one another as well as the relationship. All parties are aware of this and equally participate in the growth of themselves, their relationships and others. There is lightness of flow, happiness that stems from the heart and a willingness to give without expectancy. The relationships provide peace, harmony and unity. The choice to walk in love has been made the key priority.

When we decide to separate in love, we acknowledge the fact that we are not good for one another. The situations or circumstances breed anxiety and fear. The relationship does not promote growth or embody love. There is constant discord and the unwillingness to compromise beyond oneself. Criticism, attack and blame seem constant. However, we don’t judge ourselves or the other parties involved. There is no blame necessary, as we have all played our parts.  The good. The bad. The ugly. We are aware and simply decide we are better off apart, well wishes given. No malice, hatred or bitterness felt. We separate in love, while allowing true fruitfulness of love to take form for others and ourselves.

Awareness of either choice is key. Remember there’s always an effortless flow to what’s supposed to be. In order to allow that flow, you’ve got to move yourself out the way and allow our Creator to dictate what relationships and or circumstances come and go for us. When we allow, we then enable freedom that offers a detachment to the outcomes we have formed for ourselves within. We then no longer feel the need to dictate or control how things take place or unfold outside of us. We simply allow and place our entire expectancy on our Creator, never on a circumstance or an individual.

Decide to make the choice to remain aware our own internal compass, our own continual growth. Decide to allow things to take shape naturally. Decide to drop feelings of animosity, blame and bitterness. As all these emotions come from an unwillingness of acceptance, to what we think or how we feel things should have been. When we attempt to control the outcome of circumstances or relationships we imprison ourselves emotionally and mentally.

    Let go. Be fee. Allow others to do the same damn thing. Repeat!