Posted on 17 September 2012 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria
Desde hace unos años, letras de canciones comenzaron a acecharme a media noche y durante todo el día. Yo no sospechaba que la abundancia de nuestro universo delicioso me había elegido para componer y cantar música. Por supuesto, yo no estaba preparada para esta aventura. Imagínate, como profesional, yo había hecho de todo un poco (periodismo, escritura creativa, producción y dirección de televisión, life coaching, charlas motivacionales y asesoría espiritual), pero la música estaba, simplemente, fuera de la ecuación porque yo tengo muy poca formación musical. Bueno… ¿Adivina qué? Las fuerzas creativas tenían un plan diferente. Continue Reading
A few years ago, lyrics started to chase me in the middle of the night and through out daytime. Little did I know that the abundance of our delightful Universe had chosen me to compose and sing music. Of course, I was not ready for such a higher call. Imagine, through out my life, I had done a little bit of everything (journalism, creative writing, TV production and direction, life coaching, motivational speaking and spiritual counseling) but music was simply out of the equation because I did not -and still do not- have musical education. Well, guess what? Creative forces had a different plan and saying. Through this blog, I will share with you the music that has been composed through me. The only credit that I give to myself regarding the miracle I’m about to share with you all, my earthly family, is my willingness and commitment to value, respect and embrace Mystery (with capital m). In advance, I apologize for my amateur interpretation of the songs that I’ll be sharing. As I honestly mentioned a few lines ago, I am neither a musician nor a singer. To me, my songs are miracles. And I choose to share them with you simply because who am I to stop the flow of love that these songs carry. Continue Reading
Posted on 12 February 2012 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria
The spotWhat 1 Dollar Can Do help us remember that one dollar can do a lot more than what we think. It may get us from a cup of coffee to a meal, depending of where we are. Sometimes we hesitate to give when we convince ourselves that giving just one dollar to a person or a cause is worthless. It is not. The only worthless help that we may offer is the one that we don’t offer. An ocean is full of drops of water. Continue Reading
Posted on 28 September 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria
Here we all are, delighted in an Interfaith virtual gathering. Supporting each other in remembering that we embody God, the One, the Only. This virtual space is full of God! We do have different faces and respond to different names but each of us embodies a piece of the one sky that enfolds us all, a ray of light of the one sun that warms us all, a spark of the divinity that gives meaning to our human adventure. May we always remember who we are, what we are and why we are here. Rejoicing in gratitude, we get to say thank you God and we let love and peace rule in our hearts and minds now and always.
Neale Donald Walsch shared his wisdom with the attendees of the 2011 Celebrate Your Life Conference that took place in Lombard, Illinois, from June 10th to the 13th.
In his latest book When Everything Changes, Change Everything, Neale reminds us that today changes are happening at an extraordinary rate. During his sessions at the Celebrate Your Life Conference, he invited us to take a quick look at the history of the last 125 years to realize this truth.
Fact: everything is going to change all the time, period. What role should we play in these changing times? And what do the roles we choose to play have to do with our spiritual evolution?
Neale reflected about the fact that most of the times we think that the events of our life are creating our reality. False. The events of our life have little to nothing to do with our reality. We are responsible for creating the interior reality out of the experience that we are having of whatever event. All the events are designed to open us to the truth of who we are. They are the stimulus of the experience we are having.
What creates our experience, then? According to Neale, it is created by the emotions we attach to the event. This is what produces our personal experience. Our emotions are something we can choose. What a liberating reality is to know that we can choose our emotions! We can watch the feeling come up and, literally, ask ourselves ‘is this the emotion I want to choose? Is this what I want to feel, the emotional state I want to feed?’
But… what produces the emotion? Listening to Neale, it became obvious that our thoughts about the event produce our emotions. Our thoughts are critical when it comes to how and what we feel. And what produces our thoughts? The truth that we hold with regards to the event, that which we choose to embrace as our own personal truth. Now, where does that truth come from? From our data -judged past data and factual past data. All the information we have gathered, categorized and storage in a lifetime.
That’s how Neale described the Dynamics of the Mind, where an event triggers a process that involves:
1 An event,
2 Data research and processing,
3 Categorization and labeling of data according to what we hold as our personal truth,
4 Thought formulation,
5 And the rising of emotions that determine
6 The way we experience
7 Our reality.
What’s the way out of this chain of reactions based out of past programming and conditioning? How can we choose to be more than just reacting, organic robots? During his session, Neale proposed to temporarily remove the “event” variable out of this equation and replace it with the variable “being.”
Being is it!
We cannot control the events of our lives because they are co-created by all of us in conjunction, they are our collective co-creation. BUT we can control who we are BEING. We can choose to be who we want to be. We can even choose to embrace a very high state of being: our BEING DIVINE.
Ultimate reality becomes real to us when we see it through the eyes of the soul, the perspective of the soul. Then, we change our perception of life. Perception creates beliefs. Belief produces behavior. Behavior produces experience. Through soul perspective, or the Dynamics of the Soul as Neale defines this process, we get to act instead of react. We become more than the summary and processing of our past. We become conscious co-creators and we act consciously. Our personal reality moves from distorted through observed to actual.
Imagine truth. Apparent truth. Actual truth. Distorted Reality. Observed Reality. Ultimate Reality. Who do I choose to be? Is joy a priority for me? How important is it?
Because we are soul beings having a human experience, we need to use our minds and souls to become whole. If so we choose, we get to embrace and acknowledge our sacredness and humanness, our greatest treasures, our sweetest blessings, the communion that made “us” possible and probable. How delightfully beautiful we are!
May God know itself through and as us now. May we rejoice in this process.
Think about this… We assumed with relative naturalness that coming from different geographic backgrounds and cultures we all developed different languages. Nevertheless, in the religious field, many have chosen to believe that their way of worshiping God is the right and only valid way for all humanity. Continue Reading
a) Do you remember the kid who broke your heart for the very first time?
b) Do you think about the cruel bitch that stole your first husband 20 years ago?
c) In the middle of May, do you keep repeating to yourself that this year you should not forget your best friend’s birthday in September?
d) It remains you that by the end of this month, after you pay all your bills, you will not have enough money to give to yourself the freaky rose that your life coach told you to get for you. Of course, you think, if you had a man…
e) You feel definitely crucified between the past and the future when you see this goddamned rose! Continue Reading
You are visiting the big apple for the first time. You are as single as you can be -again- and decided to treat yourself flying to and spending a whole week in what you consider to be the main city of the whole world. Suddenly, from nowhere, a cute man gives you “the look.” What happens then?
a) Do you believe he would be the perfect candidate for your sister Mary?
b) He sort of remains you the guy who sat next to you in the airplane, looking sad and distant, probably overwhelmed by the vicissitudes of life and whose attention you desperately tried to catch with no success.
c) He looks just like Ed, your best friend’s ex husband! He’s probably an egomaniac with an inferiority complex.
d) Even though he seems to be staring at you, you believe he must be looking at someone else. He’s cute, sexy, interesting and wild but… you don’t believe you may be his type and, of course, he’s not yours! Continue Reading