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Monday, 29 December 2014

Abundance through Planning in a New Year

 
Since the calendar was invented time is marked into days, weeks and years. During this time in order to be productive and provide the basics for everyday living planning is needed. Humanity knows how to work to sustain life, though working in a field that brings a sense of joy and accomplishment is preferred. Abundance is obtained when a goal orientated yearly plan is in place.
To create such a plan, especially at the start of a new year, some quiet time in your own kind of sacred space is needed. Ideas and visions come and go but only the important ones keep knocking until they are heard. Those with intuitive clarity can hear these insights emanating from within – creating direction and purpose. Though eventually everyone hears a message or calling which can be both shocking and exciting, it may run counter to their existing daily life. From here the questions begin. The sooner you know something about your purpose, skills and direction the more abundance you will find.

Whether you are working on an existing plan that needs updating for the New Year or starting a new one – preparation is essential! Gather your pen, paper or computer, calming music or sit in a natural environment and make sure you won’t be interrupted for an hour. After you’ve centred yourself and feel relaxed start writing what you want to achieve in the coming year. Underneath that write the steps to achieving what you want. Break that down to manageable pieces. Then open your calendar or diary to aim for some dates of completion and days of the week when you have time to work on your project. Remember it’s only a guideline to help you create the joyous abundance you need in your life. Remember, you are pillar of light and creation – release yourself from mind made limitations. Notice that negative mind chatter and dismiss it instantly! Keep away from killjoys that spoil your fun! Rewire your thinking; every new day is an open page.
The Sage   Sharon D Bush 
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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Delightful Senses


Without textures, tastes, visions, aromas and resonance life would cease to exist. Humanity is bound together with all these wonderful sensory abilities which are the core ingredients that swell our emotions and help us survive. We reacted instinctively to sensations; something may startle you, taste bad, or hurt your ears. The senses offer insight, which we consider with the heart and mind before making decisions. We mostly take our senses for granted until we are in moments of exquisite joy, like the sounds of a symphony wafting around you, the warmth of sun caressing your body at the beach, or the angelic look of your baby’s face in those first few days.
 
Pleasing sensations can quickly be joined to memories that remind us of the smells in grandma’s vegetable garden during childhood, the sound of chalk being written across the board in school days, even a documentary or movie can remind us of a wonderful holiday adventure. Since the invention of the camera images can visually capture a moment, video can record continuous movements and sounds and both can relay the mood of the moment, though the deeper thoughts of the subjects may be hidden. Without these inventions the mind would have to work much harder to remember delightful things. With that in mind photos/videos may become triggers to sensations that lead to healthy emotions. Writing, paintings and primitive rock art were and still are ways of recording both good and bad experiences of the senses.
 
The five senses (and possible more when you consider those sensory intuitive survival skills that we attribute to all the other life forms on the planet) are awe-inspiring by scientific standards and worthy of more exploration. The human sensory experience is invigorating; from the colours of a stormy seas, to the smell of freshly baked bread or the thunder of a steam train with its whistle blaring across the landscape. Enjoy all of this, but give a thought to those who cannot see, hear or can only experience limited sensations. Learn to really appreciate exalted moments and dwell a little longer.
 
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
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Friday, 10 October 2014

Exploring Genetic Inheritance


It is natural that we inherit some physical features from both parents. We might have the eye colour of our mother, but the stature of our father, but is there a case for our skills or intelligence – that they have been passed on somewhere through the family line? We learn continuously from the day we are born and can be influenced from various sources as we make life’s journey. When we do something or have some skill set that no one else seems to have within the family the questioning begins.

Understanding your genetic inheritance requires some exploring of the family line. You can ask questions of older relatives, start researching your family lineage and make enquires at family reunions. You can search historical records for the professions of your relatives on marriage or death certificates. Of course this doesn’t account for hobbies and other talents when they were often marginalised to keep large families fed in difficult times. Wills, personal letters and greeting cards tucked away in grandmas cupboards may also be helpful in your search.
If you look back carefully over your life you may notice where you might have picked up your particular talent. If no trace can be found, either meditate on that question or ask it in a waking state and see what answers arise over the next few days. Remember that an aunt or uncle six generations back may have the same interests as you, but you don’t have access to that information.

If the answer is still not appearing look at those innate human traits of survival!  Most baby animals know what to do when they are first born because their survival instincts are infused with a plan or purpose, though some still need help from their parents. As they grow they need less help because instinct and independences takes over! If your particular talent is imbedded in a trait that is important to basic survival, like building a house, growing or cooking food, medical care, building physical strength for protection and so on, a heightened sense of survival may have honed your talents (though only if this is a career you are passionate about). It is certainly an interesting examination of those basic necessities and what percentage of need is prevalent in your life. Something that often escapes examination in the rush of urban life!
You may even decide that you came to this life with a certain purpose that you need to fulfil and your skill-set comes from that desire. Some are still children when they know what they want to do and do continue in that profession. While the majority take much longer to discover a sense of purpose or special talent. We may never know why some things have our attention and others are easily passed by. All we can really do is rejoice in our uniqueness while enjoying our interconnected community spirit.  

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Passing on Skills and Traditions


In a world that is increasingly busy, are unique skills being passed from one generation to another? Making an effort to teach your children, grandchildren, or apprentices the special skills that you have acquired is vital! We all have good intentions of doing just that, but there is always something else that needs to be done. Sometimes it is necessary to pick a date on the calendar and dedicate a few hours of sharing and then a few follow ups. If you have dedicated your life to some special skill or knowledge pass it on!

It seems that some languages, the skills of the artisans and even good communication are being diminished. Embracing technology can save, enhance and offer irreplaceable skills to others, especially if you have no apprentice. Remember that patience’s is a pre-requisite when teaching others! What seems easy to you may be frustrating to a leaner. Everyone learns differently and each generation experiences a different view of normality. Adjust your training as needed. All you can do is offer what you know and the skills you have acquired. Though if you expect your children to follow in your (career) footsteps, make sure it is their choice. Make sure you ask them what they want!
If you have any family traditions or family recipes that you don’t want lost in time - start teaching now! Save those important family customs. Make sure those spiritual practices are offered too. Maybe you are a skilled gardener; the vegetable patch is definitely making a comeback. If you can sew or knit, teach someone in your family how it is done. You could be good at photography, golf, fishing, calligraphy, painting, finances, carpentry, maintenance, auto repairs, etiquette, football or some other area of knowledge. Give something meaningful to the ones you love!
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Individuality in a World that Prefers Uniformity


Though people belong to the same species, they are vastly different from each other. Early civilizations set firm rules for their communities in order to gain control and be productive. This carried on through the ages, though some managed to breakthrough conceived boundaries and make mild ripples on traditional conventions. Expressions of individuality certainly have some release in today’s society. In most countries you can speak your beliefs, dye your hair bright colours, or start a political organisation, without losing your job or getting arrested. In countries still centred on communal control, it takes steady and determined personalities to blur the boundaries.
 
We are born with pages yet unwritten, but in the teaching process we are constantly shown the rules. These rules are set out for us so we can be moulded into competent adults that contribute to society. Some guidelines are needed for a community to be an effective, safe and happy place to be. While we need a point of agreement on many issues, don’t let that stop you from being exactly who you are. Don’t agree with others just to keep the equilibrium, show you’re intelligent, caring and creative presence. This is what makes you exceptional!
We do enough of the things that are expected of us because we are good people and because this has long been considered the right thing to do to please others and fit in. You have this life and after you make some effort to know yourself there are quite a lot of unexpected things you can do. Forget the housework and all the other regular things that you are locked into and let your individuality shine in matchless wonder! Don’t trap yourself in a sphere of convention – show your true potential. Dismantle the wall that confines you! Anyone friend who stands in judgement is a friend you will probably outgrow.  Share your individuality. Empower yourself with all that is you!

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Monday, 7 July 2014

Humanities Innate Drive to Collect

 
As a species humanity treads forth with a desire to collect. The purpose of this collecting is to gain or own something. Maybe an individual is an avid collector of fossils, records or antiques, but it goes much further than that! What if a good percentage of your life is governed by a need to gather things? Some part of our make-up is quite scientific, it needs to accumulate, research and store away. Part of this collecting consists of physical objects and the other component belongs to emotion and intellect.
Our physical needs lead us to pursue the basics of food, water, shelter and clothing. Well before this, even as children we are on the lookout for special things worth gathering, making or trading. Once we have a house, hut or safe place to commune we seek opportunities, or occasionally they come to us. From here work skills are collected and improved, along with funds that let us gather even more.

The most important things anyone has in their emotional possession are cherished memories. These visions of experience can be recalled or triggered by something familiar like a word someone says, music on the radio or the senses evoking special recollections. We naturally gather knowledge and though that seems rather more scientific it can hold a great deal of emotional content because we are immersed in the chosen subject. Our possession of different types of knowledge and skills makes us who we are today.
It seems harsh to say that we are collectors of the friends around us, but in a way we are. We are attracted to friends who have similar interests and if the feeling is mutual we are happy to claim them as our own. Joint experiences through accidents, holidays, or unique synchronicities can bring perfect strangers together where they are also claimed. Family doesn’t need to be collected; they are generally there with love and support. Where life has been unkind it’s not unusual to find a family unit built of friends, many of whom find themselves in similar circumstances. Offering and collecting love is certainly well etched in memory.

Most of this gathering happens quite naturally, it’s not something we really have to think about. This need to collect is part survival mechanism and part soul based objective. It’s like a whisper on the wind leading you in the right direction to find something unique. Collect what you need and a few things you want and you’ll arrive at a healthy balance.

 The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Observation, Interpretation and Judgement

 
People have a great capacity to observe what is around them. There are so many wonders to view in daily life; both the small and the great inspire us to interpret and judge what we have seen. We are soaking it all in even when we feel it is of little importance. We observe, interpret and judge in our own way depending on the influences, experience and knowledge we have gained so far. Three people viewing the same event, standing right next to each other will have different notions, emotions and judgements about the scene in front of them.
Where people are concerned it is important not to judge too quickly! There may be circumstances that you are not aware of when you see someone behaving badly or strangely. Maybe there where events leading up to a display of anger or frustration? If you know the person in question you might think the behaviour is out of character, but when it’s a stranger many are quick to judge in an unfavourable light. Though we love and care for others, it is easy to ignore the double standards we keep. We can judge someone harshly for something we have probably done ourselves. So be kind, think carefully before making any vocal or silent rulings. Things are not always as they seems.
It is of course a natural process to interpret and judge the view before us – it’s a survival mechanism that can steers us away from danger, help us make decisions and lead us to find love and companionship. We need these abilities, we just need to be gently in our assessment of others when they are having a bad day or need our help.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Friday, 9 May 2014

Pilgrimage

 
A desire for pilgrimage has been passed down through genetic memory. It is a journey of spiritual discovery, cultural expansion and artistic endeavour that calls you in some way. People have made these holy journeys since ancient times and are still naturally drawn to these spiritual trails today. There is foremost a sense of experiential participation; of gaining knowledge, spiritual depth and an indescribable soul expansion that brings a calming renewal.
 
The walk itself and often overseas travel to arrive there is a purposeful physical test. Your desire to reach your holy destination is a sacred pledge unto yourself. You can almost feel your ancestors and previous travellers walking along with you. Though your legs are weak something moves you onwards, calling for you to push beyond your limits. As an initiate you feel comforted and serene through your body calls for rest. The path leads onwards and step by step you are closer to yourself and your understanding of spirit than you have ever been before.
Indigenous songlines, pilgrims ways and spirit trails, express our strong subliminal connections to sacred places and cultural traditions, but especially to ourselves. Those that traverse these often challenging paths have truly come to close to spiritual understanding.
 
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     
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Saturday, 26 April 2014

The Magnificent Earth

 
The balance of life on Earth is an intricate geological and biological equation. She shifts and adjusts in an effort to keep the natural balance. Her lush green lands, wild blue oceans, deep hidden valleys and open desert plains are a part of this balance. The magnificent Earth is home to many and varied who share the planet, though they cannot fully understand each other. Millions of years of growth and alteration have made all the living creatures what they are today.
 
For the most part humanity lives in a visual and sensory masterpiece! As our earthly civilization makes its way in a technological age we create unhealthy bi-products that have detrimental effects on the planet. Unfortunately our need for more and more is slowly striping and poisoning our beloved homeland while we are busy doing other things. This must change. Awareness is the key to saving the land beneath our feet.

 As the message filter around the globe many organizations are doing what they can against the unnecessary greed that pollutes an otherwise healthy planet. This is a goal we must all work towards, because none of u will be around long if the balance tips. Some appreciate nature’s spectacular array, while others take it all for granted. Schools have made it their special purpose to educate the young with environmental awareness. Some people have become self-aware and progressed to research. All you have to do is talk about it, teach the young and take action where needed. Keep the faith; believe in a balanced and sustainable future!

 
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

The Pointlessness of Comparison

 
A need for personal comparison is an unhelpful human trait! Comparing yourself, your possessions and a self-imposed status against others is pointless. Each person has a distinct genetic code handed down through their ancestors that makes them look physically different from others – parental guidance, early learning and culture during childhood makes people think differently –  after that personal experience shapes your beliefs and you arrive at your own type of wisdom which makes you an irreplaceable place of this world.

Deep within these codes live inbuilt survival mechanisms designed to gain food, find shelter and reproduce. Comparing yourself against others thousands of years ago was probably paramount, but there has always been someone who wanted to stray from that formulae and that is where we become a fascinating species.
 
Never doubt that you are a vital force here to experience, enjoy, love, create and adventure, but know that you have a purpose! That purpose does not necessary involve comparisons.  Learning can involve comparisons; though if you feel you have gained enough self-assurance over the years do things your own way. Move beyond the testing competitions that weaken the journey of the young. If you are not happy with who you are or what you have make plans for improvement. Be magnificent in your personal pursuits – be proud of your achievements.
 
Comparisons sometime lead to an unconscious imitating of others leading you away from original thought. In the sphere of business it is great to share ideas or be up with public demands for technologies – transferring this competitive system to the rest of your life can have undesirable effects, especially if you pass it on to children. It’s true that creativity can thrive in adverse circumstances; the desire to win, defeat or get ahead of the completion can be quite potent – therefore remembering that true power is of the purist spiritual purpose will bring you back to the correct focus. Honour yourself! 

The Sage   Sharon D Bush

Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).

 

Monday, 3 February 2014

The Rapture in Spiritual Practice

  
Those who spend time in spiritual practice may express views of rapturous experiences bringing them closer to their chosen deity or energetic source. Exquisite spiritual experiences are not common occurrences, they happening unexpectedly for reasons that may elude the individual or may be obvious after time in reflection. Such a connection gives a sense of bliss, understanding and calmness. This conformation brings light to the world of the initiate/adept encouraging them to keep pursuing their aspirations. Timing is also important as the experience may lead onto other things where you meet people that are vital or direction in your travels.
 
Spiritual practices are personal and unique; initially gathered from religious doctrines, spiritual experiences and personal skills – these grow into simple traditions that bring happiness, growth and wisdom. A daily or weekly ritual may be as simple as a candle, incense, gentle music and meditation, or sitting outdoors listening to the sounds of nature, or taking in the glories of the sunset. It helps to have some sort of expressive occupation or hobby to put this energetic flow into.
 
Of course rapturous experiences are not tied to spiritual practices, this could happen anywhere and may only last for minute or two, but practice certainly increases the likelihood of a personal epiphany. Some sort of openness, though not blind faith, is needed to access the mysteries within.
 
Defining the rapture of a spiritual experience is difficult because it is so personal, but you’ll know because it won’t be easy to forget. It may come with luminous colours or be an intense answer to a question you’ve asked, maybe you can hear something, or feel an intense energy like love or strength flowing through you. A vision or dream of some sort could also be a gifted experience – either way some part of your senses will be exhilarated. Though this occurrence may not last long, the euphoria and memory of it will remain much longer.

The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

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Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers). 
 

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

The Euphoria of Completion

 

All things begin and spark with enthusiasm, but only profound ideas backed by faith and dedication reach completion. The completion of any major project has had years of creative input, tactician like planning, full-scale activation, effortless labouring, frustrating challenges, artistic refinement , persuasive marketing and the finished product can stand alone. It is often a lifetime achievement, though some may have had two or three major accomplishments over the years.
Not all ideas will reach completion if the underlying contention is weak. Completion requires a firm foundation, a balanced structure and true belief in the theory at hand. No half-hearted idea will reach fruition – it takes the eccentric secretive genius within to reach the ecstasy of completion. The core components of any great achievement are belief and dedication; any project will wither without these supports. Only those who have battled with the sword of love and wisdom will know exultation.
 
Celebrate with that euphoric smile that resonates through your whole being. Enjoy the outward or public celebrations with reverence and gusto. Know that you did what you set out to do through difficult and joyous times. Reap the rewards of your labours and be at peace, before the next epic endeavour requires your attention.
The Sage   Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     
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