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GVK explores deep spirituality

Christina Lundberg, Buddhist Film maker, and I explored the upside of a deep spiritual practice.  Because here is the fact of life~

It is our Divine birthright to Know and radiate our Higher Selves.

But, how do we move into that birthright? We move past self grasping.  We move out of the quest for self and into the Knowing of our Higher Self.  That, my friends, takes practice.  And for me, it is practice toward the goal of the Self that keeps me from losing my mind sometimes.

Learn about Christina’s incredible film, For the benefit of all beings, about Garchen Rinpoche and his powerful message

I lived half of my life thinking that everything that I saw with my eyes, felt with my emotions, and touched with my hands was all that there was for me to experience. Then I woke up. But, oh, that slumber was painful.  Because I think that I knew that there was something else ~ something bigger, more profound, more beautiful  ~ when I was little and I pushed it all down out to get away from the things that I could not explain.  That becomes the malady of our human~ness. We come here Knowing, then forget and sometimes never wake up. And that seems so silly to me! Why don’t we keep that remembering??? Sigh. I do not know. But, I do know that when I woke up out of that numbing pain, I was free.  And in that freedom of Spirit, I began to thrive instead of survive.

And that’s the goal right? To thrive. To share our unique light with this world. To become good shepherds to our Earth and to each other.  Because when we share our Light we receive more Light and so it goes, ad infinitum…

GVK follows a serendipitous path to Buddha with Roy Havrilack

The Light was blazing during our conversation with Roy Havrilack about serendipity!  Roy is an actor and cofounder of Skytown Entertainment, which produced of the short film ~ What FutureHe had been a spiritual seeker for years before he found his way to the practice of Buddhism.  And he found it through the delightful path of serendipity.

Don’t you love when something just drops in your lap out of seemingly nowhere?  In reality, you had sent out signals to have that thing “happen” into your life.  It is the cause and effect of our thought process.  Yet, we must be open to the signals that move us mysteriously to that happenstance wondrous event.

When we move through our life open to the magic that the universe creates for us, serendipity blazes the way.  Somehow, I always followed those inner nudgings.  I don’t even know how I did it in my early years because I was riddled with fear and anger.  But, somehow a voice, a hunch, or an obscure idea, would move me in some direction I hadn’t even considered and then pieces of a puzzle would fall into place. I would get a job I desperately needed or find an apartment on my last day of looking, or meet a soul friend.  I would look back and think ‘how did that happen?’  Never really understanding that I had sent out signals to put things in place and all I had to do was be open to the Divine Guidance.  Be Open.

Follow the links below to learn more about Skytown Entertainment and the other topics we touched upon

Skytown Entertainment ~ skytownentertainment.com

SGI ~ USA Buddhist Association ~ sgi-usa.org

Meaning of ~ Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

Serendipity is how the Divine shows up to cheer us on as we move forward and upward on our path.  It is a kiss from Above, so, receive your kiss with the podcast