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WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – The Quest Of The Authentic Self – 17 March 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1Be not of two minds! Now that’s sage advice, and one would think I’d know all about it, having been born a Pisces, but no… in my ‘impressionist’ mode of operation, I have battled myself in a dreamy ocean current. Today I do try to see more clearly. It seems we face more challenging choices today than ever before, and that’s cause enough to look more closely at those two minds.

There is one mind that we know quite well, and that is the mind concerned with our physical existence within this 3-D ‘reality’. We have to maintain our lives and the lives of our families, and give attention to everyone’s well-being and growth. The grip of the matrix on our physical existence is pretty strong for all but the most skilled escape artist. Within this grip certain behaviors are rewarded or justified: competition, people pleasing, self sacrifice, specialness, opinions, indulgence, laziness and escapism. Religion is in there too, and new age spiritualism, and of course fear. I mean really… what isn’t there in that overwhelming pull of the ‘reality’ current?

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WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – Architecture Of The Light – 3 February 2014

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1Is it true that nothing is going to change until the people change? Years ago I heard a smart old lady say, “People never change… they just become ‘more so’. I objected when I heard her words… that’s not true! But now, having been through more than a few decades, I can look back and see the very same person that was little me, present all of this time; picking up info, putting it to use, learning, falling down, searching for more info, getting back up… returning to Self again and again, with more information.

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WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – Experiencing Grace – 23 November 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1“The intensity of your need calls what is needed to you.” Do you believe that statement? To me, it has shown itself to be true a few, remarkable times. Of course it requires that we remain open, because the ego’s need, or the intellect’s need, or the emotion’s need might not correspond with the true need. It is the energy/information/feeling of us that informs the universe of our true need. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – The Lazarus Paradox – 30 September 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1One of our finest challenges is to experience life consciously, with ears open to the truth, eyes open to what is, mind open to ask why, and heart open to love. And here’s the big one: if it’s in your heart, ask permission to serve the highest good.

I can also include in this the principle of non-infringement. Since everyone is in life to learn through experience, you don’t infringe on other people’s lives… you practice allowing and detachment. So let’s talk about how serving the highest good fits in with allowing and detachment. Continue reading

WakingTImes – Ida Lawrence – Global Pressure – Reject Conditioning, Break Through The Programmed Response – 7 September 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1I’m going to begin with the image of a tree because there is plenty of symbology around that image: I’ll rest my back against it for a bit as I put these thoughts together. Our tree will symbolize inexhaustible life transforming, and since it is also said to span dimensions, we’ll visit that possibility as well. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – The Brave Girl And The Soldier Boy – 31 August 2013

waking_times_logo_6-5-12_1What was I listening to when I was sixteen? Cultural programming, or a message for my higher self? I’m thinking about one of my favorite songs of the time: “Soldier Boy” by the Shirelles. The song seems so simple, but to me it’s embedded with something very precious and beautiful… even archetypical.

Longing and promise, distance and nearness, the interplay of masculine/feminine polarities… inner and outer: can all of that be found in a pop tune? Continue reading

Ida Lawrence – Zero Thoughts Are Best -21 April 2013

Sacred CentersWhere we truly exist is illustrated above. Hold this posture in your daily life. Be the calm, be the harmony and be this exact with your intention. The Golden Door is inside every heart. Emphasized here, is our natural state. Zero thoughts are best. Torn away from our natural state a long time ago, we have been moving through our lives seeking and searching for the outer significance of what truly already exists within us. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – Spades Are For Digging In Deep! – 16 April 2013

Treasure-300x243Take ownership of who you are. What does that mean? Well, we’re here at the greatest time of change imaginable. We’re trying to not freak out about it… and that’s not easy for those of us who have our eyes open. We’re looking outside of ourselves for someone who has the right advice, someone who has the wisdom, someone who can say, “Go to this place, do this, try that.” Or we’re looking for a shoulder to lean on so we can share in their strength and maybe shed a tear or two before we get up and go again. Continue reading

WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence -The Renewal Is For Them – 12 April 2013

Flickr - baby foot - Markus Reinhardt“Whenever I saw my grandmother, she would look me right in the eyes and say, ‘Are you home, Barbara?’ I would look right back into her eyes and we would smile… ‘Yes, I’m home Grandma.’ We’d give a big hug. Grandma could always bring me back to myself.” Continue reading

WakingTimes – Ida Lawrence – Did Matthew Take His Pills? – 23 March 2013

“Humans suffer greatly because they are in a spiritual-mental void, it comes from the unexplored inner self; the wounds of childhood. To heal yourself forever, you have to be brave enough to peer into that void.” ~ Stuart Wilde

I’m sitting across the room from a sane, comfortable, relatively happy 21 year old male named Matthew. He’s been living with us for more than a year. He makes funny jokes, he’s always willing to help, he cooks dinner often and he does chores without being asked. He has studied for and obtained his GED, he loves the dog and the cat and they love him, and he’s what we’d call a very decent, normal young man. Continue reading