Archive for November, 2010

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Live To Be 5,000 Years Old (at least)!

At 4,800 years old, the oldest living thing on earth,

the Bristlecone Pine Tree offers a lesson in growing by;

“Simply Being.”

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You would think that a living entity like the Bristlecone pine spanning almost 5,000 years would have been carefully tended to, loved, cared for in every possible way, enjoying the most perfect controlled nurturing and pampered environment.

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But on the contrary, the Bristlecone pine tree lives in some of the harshest, and least life friendly environments on earth.

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These Bristlecone Pine trees live at high altitudes between 9,800 and 11,000 feet above sea level, and date back 1,000 years earlier than the next known species of tree.

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Many lessons can be learned from our aged friends as they may be one of the most tenacious life forms surviving some of the harshest of conditions in nature “without even trying.”

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Living in altitudes of 11,000 feet, rooted deep into solid limestone, the Bristlecone pine has no soil for nutrition or to hold water. Strewn across barren mountains and exposed to annual extreme environments of ice, snow, wind, storms, arid heat and wood boring insects, how do these trees survive? Nutrients for the Bristlecone pine tree are meagerly derived from the minerals in limestone. Over thousands of year the limestone erodes, barring its roots to the harsh elements. Additional food is realized through reabsorbing dying parts of its own wooden flesh, preserving a store of long standing nutrients and moisture. Then, with rain water quickly washing by its roots, the Bristlecone pine must instead breathe in moisture from the air through its branches and leaves, quenching a long and regular thirst.

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So often people struggle in life feeding their physical body, spiritual self and in staying focused on the path of truth and freedom for themselves. The Bristlecone pine offers us its secrets to thriving against all odds.

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Consider living at higher altitudes like the Bristlecone pine tree. Raise your consciousness through an effortless connection to Divine Source (God as you know her). By meditation, prayer or simply quiet moments with yourself allowing the Energy that is Everything to flow freely through every atom of your being. Let love and light flow through you and from you to all you encounter spreading kindness, peace and joy.

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Like the Bristlecone pine feed yourself physically that which is necessary. Excessive absorption of “food and other things” does not bring health and longevity. Absorb deeply the nutrients of the soul. Feed yourself with Mother Nature’s Divine food of spirit. Consume the vibrant, cosmic energy of all living things.

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When thirsty, be not thirsty only of water, nor thirsty of Ego satisfying ventures, but also of the resonant moisture of life, absorbing the spiritual essence from within the Energy that is Everything, available each moment through every pore of your body.

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Even in the harshest of environments and all types of weather, like the Bristlecone pine, be free of concern for the storms in your life. It doesn’t matter what others might think. Avoid gossip and dodge negative activities and behaviors of others. When chaos, swirls around you with storms of challenging situations, stay focused, stay on the path that is truth for you and know that you will endure.  Just like a storm will always end, so will discord in your life. Mother Nature’s hand will always reinstate harmony.

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Rather than looking for someone or something on the outside to fill you up, to feed you and quench your thirst, know that like the Bristlecone pine who feeds itslef without even trying, you have within you, all you need to be loved, to experience joy, peace and harmony. Always.

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Be grateful for all that you have had, grateful for what you have now, and grateful for what lies ahead.

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The tenacious nature of the Bristlecone pine under the harshest conditions also shows us that with the most extreme odds, we can not only survive, but thrive!

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Unlike the Bristlecone pine, you have choices, options and opportunities to achieve your highest goals and greatest objectives.

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What are you waiting for?

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Be Inspired!

*Live Life’s Joy!

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

 

How Do You Make People Feel?

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.   Maya Angelou

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Producing discord in life separates yourself from others and carves distance between you and Divine Source (God as you know her).

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Create love and peace around you raising the spirits of others, bringing them closer together and placing you within the oneness of the Energy that is Everything.

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With every kind thought, every kind word and every kind action, we share love, peace harmony and joy, making the world a better place to live in.

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Share Life’s Joy!

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

 

Living Like Water!

With effortless action, water will enduringly carve ardently even the hardest of stone, while the hardest of stone will not transform water. All you have to do is look at places like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Yosemite Valley of California, and Colca Canyon in southern Peru, or even a local stream and waterfall to see how water gently effects nature in very big ways and without even trying.

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If water is not allowed to flow freely, it will become stagnant and breed dis-ease. If allowed to flow freely will nourish life without even trying.

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It is written in the Tao to perform without action. Water accomplishes this with no intention or plan to do any of the things it is used for in life. Water treats everyone equally and does all this by effortlessly being in the flow of nature.  It simply is.

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All the water on earth today, is the same water that has been present since the beginning of time. It is the same water that first cooled the planet, the same water rained on the dinosaurs, the same water that makes up our physical body and nourishes the plants. Recycling over and over, water like energy can neither be created nor destroyed, but only change form.

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Alive with spirit and consciousness, as all of nature, each molecule of hydrogen, and oxygen spontaneously, creatively lives, changing into its many forms and shapes, merging with molecules of every type, bursting with life in the eternal dance of the physical world, to be recycled again and again.

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Water like all matter is a perpetual form of energy. Eternally recycling, water converts into liquid, ice, or steam, evaporating to form clouds then transforming once again into a liquid, raining back down on earth where it will freely flow in this continuous cycle.

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To live like water is to naturally flow from within your unique connection to the Divine Energy that is everything (God as you know her). Take right actions without trying, knowing they arise from that place of your origin. In other words move smoothly within the flow of nature without effort. Whether a surge of thoughts and ideas, physical movements or actions, let them be effortlessly guided by your true nature in the same way water creatively, joyfully and freely flows, being productive and nourishing to life, all without trying.

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Living in this way, thoughts and actions pass effortlessly what may have previously been considered obstacles and barriers. When flowing from within one’s connection to Divine Source, there is no resistance.

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AS WATER IS IN LIFE, **

DIVINE ENERGY AM I, **

POURED FORTH INTO NATURE.
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Read more in “You’re Already In Heaven.”

Available at: http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

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Live Life’s Joy!

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

 

Dear Divine Mother Nature,

Thank you for not allowing me to remember “everything” I knew before venturing into this incarnation.

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It has allowed me to enjoy the tremendous spontaneous, creative adventure unfolding every moment in the wonders and evolution of nature;

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It is great to be vibrantly, actively participating in life.

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Loving life’s adventure,

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Your eternal Sproutling,

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Be Grateful for What Lies Ahead!

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Live Life’s Joy!

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

 

All I Asked Was to “Pass The Peas!”

Ego and The Argument!

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How many times have you sat with friends pouring out the details of another upset with their boyfriend/girlfriend, spouse, child, parent or friend?

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Anxiety, Frustration, Tension, a Boiling over of Feelings, or Inflamed Emotions;

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How many arguments, disagreements, inflamed discussions have you participated in, even with someone you Love? Where does that come from? You Love that person!

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Whose fault is it? Did your friend or partner do something to you or say something “wrong.” Why it must be their fault! But wait, both of you are saying “it must be their fault..!”

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How many ways can you say EGO?

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Any encounter with another person or other people will always include at least two very unique, creative, spontaneous, personalities who enjoyed very different life experiences and environments in growing up to this very moment.

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Some of the most inflammatory of relationships are possibly also some of the most passionate relationships. In the same manner, a subdued type of relationship might exhibit the least amount of visible enthusiasm. This of course is a generalization as we all can create any variation of interpersonal relations and ultimately have exactly the type of relationship we intend, which will of course be aligned with the lessons we chose in this incarnation (remember “Karma..” There’s no hiding). Some people like wild and crazy relationships while others prefer a more even disposition in a life partner. You can even see cultural variations in relationship styles. There are so many flavors of relationships! No two are alike. Divinely, good old Mother Nature at it again.

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What ever attracts us to someone in a relationship (chemistry, history, characteristics, knowledge, beliefs), it is important to realize the unique extension we all are from the same origin of our beyond celestial birth.

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Now back to “whose fault it is..?”

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Let’s start with “it is no one’s fault.” It always takes two to tango.

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It is normal for people to have different understandings of the same situation. As in a previous Blog post “You Are the Creator,” I noted that it is not always necessary to understand your partner, child, parent or friend. It just doesn’t always happen and might drive you completely mad over days, months or years working at such a feat.

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The problem arises when two people are completely attached only to their perspective on a specific issue up for discussion. You will most always be looking at a situation that has so many different perspectives while two individuals are stuck on one perspective each. This is especially true for those two people considered to be strong minded or strong willed people and even in a scenario where one person appears strong and the other appears more mild.

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A definition of “Strong People” might be = Bright, energetic, people who can be great leaders due to learned knowledge, life skills, experience and behaviors in this life time that have created personally fixed ideas about who they are, how they see the world and know what they want and what they don’t want.

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Still looking like a lot of human Ego and attachment, right.

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There are other times when one person in a relationship has not been true to themselves. Though not intentional and from a subconscious place of trying to please their partner, over time their own needs and actions are not being met and addressed thereby resulting in a feeling of loss of power. This can create a defensive or eventually attacking posture, again from that place of Ego.

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With these scenarios, what commonly occurs when a conflict arises is that each person is sure that they are “right” and wants to make certain that their rightness is fully understood. Hopefully this Right(eousness) is presented without the need for a verbal sledge hammer on top on someone’s head.

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Now this is what it might look like. You might have two gladiators clad in full armor, twin swords in hand battling to protect and defend their honor, beliefs and rightness while remaining the last one standing king/queen on the mountain top (of nowhere). Or one may be clad in armor and the other erecting an impenetrable wall while lobbing an occasional stone. In both cases, there can be lots of combative activities, with no one really standing on any hill at the end of the day. It is a futile and a waste effort, energy and time. Still not resolution.

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But I thought I just said “pass the peas!”

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In an effort to meet everyone equally in every situation, especially those we love dearest, it is time to consciously and intentionally, surgically remove one’s Ego ideally at all times but especially when there is disagreement.

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In reality, Most important is that every word, thought and action come from a place of love, friendship, caring and the desire to unite with and understand your partner, family or friend on that level where we all meet beyond the physical, beyond life in this incarnation as we know it. To share and express ourselves from that place where there is no boundary between you and I.

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Then without ego, labels or judgement be able to lovingly express how you feel. Allow your partner/family/friend to express themselves fully and clearly in the same way and with the same respect. Each person needs to be able to place all their thoughts and feelings on the table before one another. No attacking, no defending. Just to be heard. In this way one can express what is true for themselves without feeling like they are being controlled or even subconsciously trying to control each other. No one really wants to feel threatened, controlled or be controlling.*When we think, feel, speak and act from our personal truth without Ego, from our connection from and within that Energy that is Everything, we can only be coming from a place of love and understanding. That is how we can be present in a great relationship between two people who don’t always agree on everything.

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Once everyone is heard, solutions, resolutions and choices can be made still from each person place of truth with love and understanding.

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No right or wrong. Just truth.

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We humans do have magnificent Egos. We just don’t need to let them get in our way, especially in important relationships.

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If you are having trouble releasing Ego and being in touch with your personal truth from that place of your origin, close your eyes, even in the middle of disagreement or discord. Close your eyes, take a breath, allow yourself expression to come from your connection to Divine Source (God as you know her). Express yourself from a place of love, caring, compassion and harmony.

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It is not only normal that we have different opinions from others but it is in fact a part of what makes life such a great adventure. That’s why we are all so interesting!

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It has been said that if two people in a relationship always agree on everything, then one of them isn’t necessary.”

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com

 

Are You Burning Your Torch Brightly?

“Life is not a ‘brief candle.’ It is a splendid torch that I want to make burn as brightly as possible before handing on to future generations.”  -George Bernard Shaw

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Live Life’s Joy!

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Dr. Robin L. Futoran

drfutoran@inspirednmotivated.com

http://www.inspirednmotivated.com