Aging Is Inevitable…

How we age is not.  Each of us has a choice.  Choose wisely.  If you don’t make a choice, the choice will be made for you.  And that choice will likely result in a type of pain that you will eventually come to regret.

The choice is yours…

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Grow Or Die

If you are not growing, then you are dying. This is an undeniable and inescapable Reality of Life.

Growth does not necessarily mean expansion or enlargement. Growth is a fundamental process of Life. To grow is to renew, refresh, and replace that which has outlived its usefulness with that which revitalizes. To grow is to cycle and incorporate experience, knowledge, wisdom, and substance.

If all aspects of your Self are not growing (Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual, and Expressive/Creative) then the lagging aspect is dying.

Fortunately, unless you are already dead, you are not too far gone.

– Red Horse

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Gratitude And Appreciation

These two words are often used interchangeably, which is unfortunate. To know them in their fullness we must distinguish their proper usage.

Gratitude is the feeling we have for those who bring Beauty to our Life, who give of their Time and their other resources, those things material and impalpable, sharing with us that which we would not otherwise have.

Appreciation is the feeling we have for the gifts we receive and experience during our Lives.

Gratitude is for the giver, appreciation is for the gift. Either way, we should be energetic in our expression of and for both.

– Red Horse

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Tools

Pens, gavels, money, and guns are tools. In and of themselves they are inanimate and unmoving. Each of these things are presumed by many to be objects of power. They are not. Power is a Living Thing and it is an expression of what it is to be a human being experiencing Life here on the Mother Earth; it comes from within us and can never reside in a mere tool.

How sad it is to not know one’s own power.

Many who do not know or fully appreciate their power will brandish such tools recklessly or with malice aforethought in a misguided attempt to control others or to compensate for the power they recognize, either consciously or unconsciously, to be lacking within themselves. It is far more difficult to be the master of oneself than it is to lord over and dominate another. The pages of human history are stained with the bloody ink of despots and fools who could not master themselves. There is no greater challenge than that of Self-mastery.

Claim your power and use your tools wisely.

– Red Horse

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Group Think?…

You will be far better served if your positions and views (whether political, social, spiritual or otherwise) are chosen à la carte rather than table d’hôte.  Accepting and adhering to the prevailing consensus for any given school of thought without parsing the components that make up that ideology can find you in the company of untold others who have done the exact same thing.

– Red Horse

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Slaves

A person possessed of true power has no use of, or desire for, slaves.  True power embraces influence and agreement rather than coercion and oppression, rejecting the crass and brutish for the reasoned and refined.

– Red Horse

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A Mark Of Power

Those possessed of true power have learned to be comfortable with discomfort.

– Red Horse

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What Will You Do?…

If you are content with the way things are going for you, if your experience of Life is joyful and fulfilling, then keep doing what it is that you are doing in the way you are doing it.

If, on the other hand, you find yourself swathed in discontent, unhappy and pining for something more, you must first change your attitudes and then change your actions.

Happiness will not just fall on you like a meteor from the heavens.

– Red Horse

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Come Join Us

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The Clock Keeps Ticking…

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39 Days Remain

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41 Days ‘Til Eden

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43 Days ‘Til Eden

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The Countdown Has Begun

The countdown clock to Reclaiming Eden is ticking.

Will you be there?… 60sec

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Strong Counsel

Be relentlessly present and in the moment.  Now!

– Red Horse

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Advance Through Retreat

What is it that entices us to withdraw from the workaday world, often traveling great distances and usually at no small expense, depleting precious accrued vacation time so that we might come together with others of like mind to challenge our bodies, emotions, minds, and spirits for days on end?  What is the persistent and undeniable pull of gatherings, workshops, seminars, retreats, intensives, however you choose to class them, those events that call together folks from disparate backgrounds to share both Space and Time with one another in a sacred manner?

We gather because these special Times spent in these special Places and experienced with each other are important.

Scholarship.  Rejuvenation.  Healing.  Ceremony.  Each of these vital elements are regularly present and serve to nurture and nourish us in ways that usually far exceed the mere sum of their parts.  When we come together, we typically feel better when we depart than we did when we arrived.  This is Enchantment!

Then there is Family.  It is in our DNA to want to be with our Tribe.  We want the reassurance that there are others out there like us, those who share similar desires and struggles, hopes and dreams.  We seek the comfort found in the shared experience, in knowing that we are not in this world alone.

An aphorism heard regularly in the military and law enforcement communities says, “We do not rise to the occasion; we sink to the level of our training.”  Our shared Ceremonial Times are opportunities to increase in knowledge and glean the wisdom of teachings and teachers of the Past, and to condition ourselves to better understand the nature of the Real.  Our Coming Together is a training in its truest sense: we are shown tools and taught tactics that can help us to better know the joys of a Life worth Living.  What we learn is preparation for how to more fully savor and navigate through Times both good and bad.

Repeated exposure to the magic of Metaphysics and the metaphysics of Magic can broaden horizons touch hearts.  Individual attainment in a group environment has a character and flavor all its own.

And even in the challenges, our shared moments usually make us smile…

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Freedom?…

True and living Freedom is not anarchy.  It is folly to think that Liberty is in some way independent of Karma or divorced from consequence.  Cause leads inevitably to effect.  Know this.

Tyranny is the one thing not subject to the laws of quantum physics, for tyranny cannot share the same Space and same Time as Freedom.  Do you appreciate the seriousness of this verity?

Learn to recognize the presence of Freedom.  Learn also to recognize its absence.  Counterfeit Freedom is not Freedom at all.

To be Free is to swim comfortably in the waters of Self-Power and Self-Awareness.  Sadly, these waters are unfamiliar territory to so many; this is why the unconversant seek their Power in the waters of another.

To be fully Free is to permit others to swim in their own waters.  This is difficult for far too many.  It is not possible for you to know Freedom in its fullness if, by your actions (or inactions), you deny others of the rights and responsibilities of their own sovereignty.

The shared experience of Freedom is a joy as well as a responsibility.  It must be understood, however, that the experience of Liberty is one of the most intimate interactions a human shall ever know, whether with others or with our Selves.

Freedom requires accountability. Freedom calls for diligence.  Freedom demands maturity and prudence of forethought. Freedom is not a game.

Are you Free?

– Red Horse

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Choose Wisely, Brothers…

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Reclaiming Eden – A Ceremonial Intensive

PARADISE. NIRVANA. EDEN.

Across cultures and across traditions there exists the persistent mythological archetype of the utopian ideal, a place from which humanity unwillingly or unwittingly emerged and to which humanity hopes one day to return.

Eden, however, has never been a physical place; it is a state of existence. Eden can be found within the deepest recesses of our True Nature. Eden abides within the Transcendent Self and is accessible to everyone.

Follow the link below for more information about RECLAIMING EDEN and to register:

The Zen Earth School

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Announcing A Major Teaching Event!

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A Good Thought

Savor your Life.

– Red Horse

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Dignity

Dignity: a mark of the refined and transcendent human. How sad it is that dignity is in such short supply.

– Red Horse

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Systems

Nothing stands alone. Everything, EVERYTHING is part of a system that is critically and intimately interconnected to some other system. It is not possible to affect one system without having impact on another.

– Red Horse

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Courage

To be courageous is to be accepting of discomfort. To be courageous is to be accepting of and comfortable with change. To be courageous is to be vulnerable. Know that it is possible to be courageous while not being brave; the two concepts are not necessarily mutually inclusive.

Be brave when you can. Be courageous always.

– Red Horse

Published in: on November 19, 2014 at 10:06 am  Leave a Comment  
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The Dream Shield – Dancing Awake Your Dream!

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I am proud to announce my partnership with Zen Earth Teacher Robbie Dancing Sun Cat of Reflections Readings and introduce to you our teaching collaboration we call THE ZEN EARTH SCHOOL.

Our first teaching is one done only EVERY SEVEN YEARS and is entitled “The Dream Shield: Dancing Awake Your Dream.” This is a powerful teaching based on Creating and Awakening your personal Dream Shield. This Ceremony is the commencement of a seven year journey that sees the Shield Carrier consciously design and experience a Life of Intention rather than acquiescing to an uninspired existence of chance.

For more information on this important and transformative retreat and Ceremony visit The Zen Earth School web page. Good Dreaming!

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