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Stop! It Is What It Is…

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Please stop, it’s just upside down. Sometimes we really see it that way…

Hi my friends,

Thank you so much for visiting Soul Hang Out. And for coming back for more . It means you are in resonance with the content. Feels like a partnership.  I do my part, you do yours. 50/50. I appreciate it. A lot. Thanks again for your response.

I am posting the first issue of Soul Hang Out newsletter, titled

Stop! “It Is What It Is”

Some times the anatomy of words whisapers in your ear. Do you notice the perfect harmony in the combination of letters? To me is a pleasure just to execute the exercise of writing  it. It’s like they are giving you permission to be. To just be. They provide a sense of looseness and relief. It’s like a reminder to stay present in Inness.

Any way, my intention of posting the first issue of the newsletter is to inspire you all to subscribe to it. It will show up weekly in your inbox. It will bring you the stories with a reminder to stop and think… “It Is What It Is” is to be embraced. There is nothing else, really. It lacks drama. And the drama takes away your power…It belongs in the past. I invite you to participate with your stories. I will publish them and we can share. Share the stories of your humanity. The only thing we have in common.

Please stop  censoring reality. “It Is What It Is”

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When I sent the first copy of the newsletter to my list, I received an email from Felicia. That’s what inspired me to do this.  The way she felt about it. I want to share with you all and see if you agree with her. Provided she has been my friend for about 15 years, and we have done  a lot of of work together. Soul conversations.

She was one of those people  in my life that kept encouraging me to keep moving. She believed in me. She was actually the person who introduced me to Alice Miller and her great concept of “Enlightened Witnesses.” It’s very sweet. Thanks again, Felicia, my dear friend.  And also, by the way if you have any feedback will be greatly appreciated it.  It’s  is time to start the conversation.

It reads like this:

You are just brilliant!!!!!

This newsletter is perfect!

If I were with you I’d be screaming my head off about
how great this is!!

SO beautifully stated, the pacing is peace.

Luzma – you talk about this acceptance business in a
way that I can take it in more than anywhere else I’ve
ever read.  You’ve been doing it for years — it is
consistent.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Oh, if I were there I’d be hugging you and dancing
around and patting you on the back and screaming and
laughing!!

Love,

Felicia

Yeah! she is talking about the newsletter. The place where you and I are going to start the conversation. The place where we will craft the words to align our thoughts and nurture our soul. The place where we will read the perfection in our errors. The place where we will transmute drama into wisdom.

Very soon I will announce a monthly Tele-seminar and Podcast.

I will also allocate hours a week to soul conversation, one on one to clarify any doubts that you may have.  Monday through Wednesday from 3pm to 4 pm. Through the chat box.

When you subscribe you will get the newsletter with evolving  plans and projects.

I would love to have you contribute  throwing some ideas of how would you like to  proceed  from here.

So far I have many ideas, but would like to hear yours. Reunions, (I prefer the word reunion to seminars.)  Virtual and live. Coaching,  groups and one on one.

Here is the newsletter.

I chose “It is what it is” to be the
title of my newsletter because it’s a
good start. We are who we are and it
is what it is.

It is what it is strips away the perception
of drama from the experience. It helps to
treat it as simple data, to be transformed
into valuable experience.

You just can’t leave anything out. If you
did, you would be leaving  precious
parts of you, pieces that you need to
complete that identity puzzle of your unique
wholeness. Your seal.

Besides, the bridge to arrive to your life purpose,
awakening and contentment is the stone bridge of
self acceptance.

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To me, spirituality is embedded in accepting
our simple and polarized human nature.
Completely.

And guess what…You cannot accept
yourself if you are missing pieces of
the puzzle. In which case you would be accepting
only a percentage of yourself, not the 100%.

You can’t settle for less than even a golden
penny less than 100. Do you?

You would be cheating yourself!
Wouldn’t you?

In order to accept yourself as
your human heart longs for, it will help
to start giving a hard and long look
at yourself and honor what it is today,
with non judgemental compassion.

It is what it is!

Thanks so much for being a member of
Soul Hang Out. Please feel free to ask me
any questions. I would love to start the
conversation with you and hear your
comments.

Here is to you, the one and only.

Luz

You can subscribe here.

The Thought Provoking, Irreverent  Pearl Necklace Grandmother of the 21st C. Paradigm Shifter, Poet, Storyteller, Marketer, Visionary, Blogger, Coach.

Founder Soul Hangout http://soulhangout.net/2171
Founder of  Co-Creative Circles of Coherence, Soul Mastermind Groups. Consciously Connecting & Combining Intelligence with a touch of “Curry”. The 7 “C”‘s of the 7 Condiments of Cooperation

Acknowledgement, starts with acknowledging your Soul and your Humanity

May 7th, 2008 22 Comments » Filed under Acknowledgement


If somebody asked me to write one word that would have all the elements of a magic keyword, the kind that has the power to transform, heal, clean, ultimately erase a lot of the nonsense that we humans engage in. Save time, enhance contentment and productivity, avoid pain, a keyword with so much power that if applied, would change the world…what would I say? I would probably say there is one word that comes to mind first. Acknowledgment.

Yes, a keyword with the ability to open the door to collective sanity. To self responsibility. Think about it. The worst mistakes in history were made because somebody didn’t acknowledge something or somebody else. The worst relationship disasters causing generations to repeat the same destructive patterns, causing endless pain, happen because somebody didn’t acknowledge somebody else or something.

Conflicts would transform into blissful feelings of empathy, almost instantly dissolving the tension, if one person takes the initiative to acknowledge his or her part in the equation. Ultimately acknowledging his or herself.

I know that the worst source of pain for me over the years was always rooted in some kind of perception that I was being erased. It was the lack of acknowledgment that hurt the most. It’s like you are looked at with the eyes of a very acute astigmatism without glasses.

It’s not like you need people to agree with you all the time or apologize or even empathize. Nor to judge your actions. Just to acknowledge you. No matter how bad a situation may look, you know deep down why you are doing it. It’s a matter of starting the conversation with your soul. Accepting your humanity.

You see, acknowledgement doesn’t carry emotion, “it is what it is. “Acknowledgement means embracing what it is. And what it is what we are. And what we are we have to honor. And to honor who we are we need to acknowledge the errors too.

Now, this doesn’t mean you have to flagellate or bend yourself to avoid being hang by the pole at the major square. Because you made a mistake. Not. You are human, remember? Your nature is to commit errors. There is perfection to be read in your errors though…did you know it? but that’s another story. A great start is to just begin to acknowledge them. As sources of information that can show the light underneath the ashes. The agents of change.

Why ? Because your errors represent the human part of you, and not seeing them makes you a lacking and bizarre silhouette of yourself, seen through eyes with a very acute astigmatism without glasses. My parents’ generation was not very good at acknowledging their actions and its consequences. They didn’t have enough information about human nature and its behaviors. Nor they had notion of powerful thoughts and different ways.

We have the gift of their experience and the information at our disposal to question and reinvent what needs to be reinvented. Starting with the stage of our lives. As it is. It’s a great privilege. Acknowledgement is a useful short cut.

Besides, when we acknowledge ourselves and accept who we are, people will acknowledge us completely. Acknowledge your soul, it will guide you to acknowledge every thing else, and best of all, you will be acknowledged wherever you go.

Visuals are very powerful. Enjoy this masterful performance by Jerome Murat, acknowledging his soul.It will stay in your retina as a reminder of the bridge to your soul from your humanity.

Luz

The Thought Provoking, Irreverent  Pearl Necklace Grandmother of the 21st C. Paradigm Shifter, Poet, Storyteller, Marketer, Visionary, Blogger, Coach.

Founder Soul Hangout http://soulhangout.net/2171
Founder of  Co-Creative Circles of Coherence, Soul Mastermind Groups. Consciously Connecting & Combining Intelligence with a touch of “Curry”. The 7 “C”‘s of the 7 Condiments of Cooperation

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