Victoria S. Hardy

Victoria S. Hardy

Thursday, November 30, 2006

The Devil's In The Details
It's a phrase I've heard since I was a child and always figured it meant life was hard, if you aren't detail oriented, don't bother. We hear that we should be detail oriented and able to multi-task if we want to work in the public sector, it is a valuable asset that employers want and I wondered, why?

Many of the great thinkers have said we need times of solitude, a time away without deadlines, details or stress and we need it often. Some of these thinkers believe that to worry is to strangle the spirit, the connectedness with God, the All. Some even know that if you slow down and see in your mind exactly what you want, and give the details to the powers that are all around you, you will own paradise.

It's a radical idea, I suppose, but what if we just kicked the fear out of our brain? The fear of what others would think, the frustration of lack, the judgements of what punishment may be doled out for our actions, what if we banished those thoughts and then pondered, what do I want my world to be? Would I be happy? Would I do good things for people? Would I laugh more? Would I write, sing and paint? Would I dance, study and heal? We all use to want to be great until a lot of us learned that we couldn't. We can. What do you want?

If you want a perfect body, see yourself with a perfect body, not what is best for the body you have, the scars you have, see the perfect body. Don't limit yourself by what you think you see in mirror, know that if you want the perfect body, you will have it, it will arrive. Dream big. See the best your mind can conceive, not what you are told you can have, see what is said to be the unimaginable. It has been said that slaves only ask for freedom, they do not ask for the kingdom. Ask for the kingdom.

If you want to stand before huge crowds sharing your special gift, see it, know it and it will be yours. Don't worry how the people will arrive or consider how the people will learn your name, they will. The Universe sees the image in your mind, sees the beauty in that world you are creating and goodness is rushing to you to seal that imagery into reality. Trust that the Universe doesn't need to be managed and is perfectly capable of handling the details.

3 Feet UP, the band that is causing a storm of enthusiasm in the music world.
Inspired by new and yet to be released song "Slice and Dice"

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Creation and the Holy Grail

I think we are all searching for the Holy Grail in some way or another, what that represents for each person is different, but I believe all of us have similar needs and drives. For a lot of us spiritual folks, I think we feel as though we are on a quest, unsure of the destination, but thrilled by the urgings to study one more theory. We understand more than most beings how serious this journey is, how important and we see ourselves as warriors on the front line.

I can point to many different points in my life and call them spiritual waking times, as though I have spent a great deal of my life in a coma, waking briefly to inhale great deals of knowledge, information and thought, before drifting back into a twilight sleep to digest. And I'd ask myself why. Why can't I stay awake? I've heard people say that we are like water, we ebb and flow. Movement and repose. But what about the consciousness, the awareness of our connection, the knowledge that we really are the same?

I've spent a lot of time looking outside of myself thinking I could define myself, find myself through the thoughts and theories of other people, but I couldn't see the duality that is the Universe. The duality of all things being me and not me, all things being true and not true, the reality we see and the one we don't. And the power of creation that lies inside each one of us.

It is said that we will be known for our works. Is that the work you give to receive a paycheck or the work you give to the church or the kindness you give to other people? Is the million dollar houses that shine on top of hills in the richest neighborhoods? Is it that stack of half finished paintings gathering dust in a corner? The book, unfinished, laying on a shelf in the back of the closet? Is it winning all the Grammys you can carry? Is it having Oprah truly interested in what you have to say? Is it curing Aids in Africa? Is it feeding kids and paying college tuition? Yes and more.

Our work is the world we create around us, remember we have the power of creation, our thoughts are things and our duty is to create the most beautiful world we can imagine. If you hate politics, don't participate, it's not your world. If you hate the state of affairs you see on the news, turn off the news, that's not your world. See for yourself exactly how your world should be, see it, imagine it, feel it, it's not greedy to want everything you've ever wanted, it's the Universe, there is enough for everyone.

The Holy Grail we are all searching for is right inside us, it's the easiest thing in the world to just receive the goodness. The mystical answer we have been seeking is imagination and thought, we have created the mystery, because we are wonderful creators. Create your world, just as you may create a meal or a wonderful evening, create your reality, see yourself having everything, the All, see it everyday and you will hold the Grail in your hands.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

What We Are Told

We are told is it hard, therefore it is hard. What if you had never heard that it was hard, no matter how incredible your dreams may seem, what if you never heard the word hard? What if you were told achieving your dreams was as possible as seeing them? Would you have believed? It's been said, "The simplest lessons are the hardest to learn." And I believed. It made sense with all the others pieces I had discovered, it fit right into the puzzle, as if was made to be, life is hard. But what if the most important lessons are simple and easy to find, by stating an intention?

What if achieving everything you ever wanted or imagined was yours upon seeing it, truly seeing it in your mind and feeling it in your heart, soul and intuition? Would you believe that? No? Because it's hard, right, you've got to toil, struggle, earn, fight, claw, suffer and pay your dues, then, if, and only if, God smiles down on you and it is in the infinite plan, you may have what you want, but don't ask for too much, don't be greedy. That is the illusion. Truth is all you have to do is see it, intend it, want it without guilt and it will be yours. See your life as you want it and it will be as you want it. Look around, you've already designed your life, you've created what you saw for yourself. If you see that you'll never have enough, then the world will reflect that right back to you, if you see yourself as beautiful and happy, the world will also reflect that right back to you. If you feel fear, you will see things to fear. It really is that simple.

Words have incredible power and I'm not talking about other people's words, I'm talking about the words we feed ourselves daily. Words like can't, lack, never, sick, hurt, bad, inferior, and all words that create fear inside. Words create thoughts and thoughts create reality. If you are telling yourself things are bad, then all you will see is bad. You see what you focus on. The power is not outside of us, as we've always been told, the power is completely in our own hands, our own mind, our own heart. The power to create or destroy is inside each one of us.

I have heard many wise folks say that this is the greatest time in the history of mankind to be alive and I have pondered that statement and wondered, are these people crazy, look around, everything is so screwed up. What I didn't realize, I was creating that screwed-up scenario with my words and my thoughts, with what I seeing. Why couldn't I believe that this is a glorious time to be alive? It's not that I haven't seen glorious and beautiful things, I do, all around me. But I knew the world was going to hell in a handbasket, it's hard to watch the news and not know that, right?

Then I thought, if thoughts create reality and this is my reality, what am I creating? Fear, lack, can't, dark, doubt and that straightened my backbone, I am not those things! I am good, happy, vibrant, loving, talented, fun, shiny and blessed! And then it dawned on me, it is a choice. I was choosing to see the bad, instead of the beauty and offering a world of excuses, all reasonable, rational excuses, "I need to be informed. It's important to know whats going on in the world." Sounds mature, right? But I was giving energy to something that was not my world, instead of giving energy to what is my world. I was fighting the negative, instead of relaxing into the positive.

So the truth is, it is easy. You can have everything you ever wanted, fame, money, health, contentedness, peace, anything and everything you ever wanted simply by seeing it and knowing it in your heart, it's not just possible, it already exists, just recieve it. And if you don't believe, because you know it's hard, just start with that one word and change it to easy. Every time you hear that word in your head or see it's creation in your thoughts, just change that one word to easy, try it for a week and you may be very surprised to see the change.