Credits: Blanche Montgomery
Occasionally, someone will ask what I mean by, "Life is rich and spicy." I was asked today, so I figured it's probably a good time to explain - particularly during the holiday season when there's a gamut of experiences ranging from scarcity and loneliness to abundance and celebration. Imagine, all of it is included in the richness and spiciness.
When I say, "life is rich and spicy” I’m talking about the experience of life. I mean I am here to be present to and experience as much of life as I can. Life feels good and tastes good, metaphorically. The rich part is that there is so much to notice and savor - abundance. The spicy part is that life is dynamic like spices - the ups, downs, happy times, sad times, cheers and tears. Like spices, we enjoy some and dislike others. Sometimes, the combination of spices that we'd rather avoid creates wonderful flavors that become our favorites.
Therefore, we may enjoy the combinations, and we notice the good times by having the bad times to which to compare. We need and want it all. Without all of it, we can't recognize any of it because all things are perceivable and able to be experienced by virtue of their comparison to something else. This is absolute.
When we reach out to connect and participate, we demonstrate that life is full of gifts and opportunities to celebrate. Each interaction is a gift of acknowledgment and an example that we are important and chosen to share. Our attention to each other is a gift. There is no shortage of that when we recognize it and allow it. Hence, life is full of hidden and perusable
pieces of Heaven. We may not recognize it as that, necessarily; however, there is Heaven on Earth. It looks and feels like the experiences we create with our gifts of attention and sharing.
Our ability to share ideas and sentiments in this post is another example. This chance to be connected and engaged is rich and spicy!
Please join me in the celebration...
Metaphysical Life Coach & Speaker
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Thank you for your attention to consider this with me.
Perhaps to be subservient
does not equal to be weak and dependent. Independence (being the source of and being accountable for the love that we are) and strength give us the freedom to allow whatever is in Love and be whole or holy in it, because we are faithful and confident to know that we are One and that all is well and perfect.
We are at a point of consciousness where we identify ourselves with the bodies. Maybe we're off. Perhaps the forms of us, e.g. men, women, dogs, cats, etc. are reflections, manifestations and aspects of our higher ethereal being - our wonderful flavors of light. The contexts of strong and weak are primitive labels of the fleshly physical experience. Maybe we're all opinionated chocolaty chocolate chocolates.
Let's try this on. In the context of the scriptures, to be weak means to be "allowing" and ready to serve Christly for Christian pursuits – an undertaking that takes more strength and independence than any other endeavor. The women of us are the backbone and the pinnacles of our experience and reminders that we are love and loved. Without which, we are lost and nothing. So, thank you!
Metaphysical Life Coach & Speaker