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  • David Ault
    Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices Creating Bridges Spirituality Philosophy The Conscious Column Being Willing by Rev David Ault I ve often heard the idea that saying I Can t simply means I m Not Willing And not being willing most likely has its origins dug deep into a hard baked soil of personal fear and misguided loyalties to failure But as silent screen legend Mary Pickford once said You may have a fresh start any moment you choose for this thing that we call Failure is not the falling down but the staying down Being a person who is willing requires us to get up and move forward Anything learned can be unlearned and anything more expansive more promising more in alignment with our authentic nature can be newly re learned Anything The apostle Paul expressed it beautifully in his letter to the Romans by describing creation as standing on tip toe in wait to see the marvels that God will do You and I have the same opportunity to stand mentally on tip toe with explosive expectancy for our seeds of willingness to find fertile terrain There is an audience a partner a buyer a boss that craves exactly what it is that we have to offer if we continue to be willing and open in allowing it Willingness is the key that unlocks the door to new beginnings and introduces us to our spiritual authority Willingness is beautifully pro active pliable untainted All mystics all spiritual masters first began with seeds of willingness Past failures or doubts weren t barriers but refinements Refinements became fuel to power their exploration into the gifts they inherently felt they possessed It became the first stepping stone towards the discovery of their knowing I often joke of what a different experience it would have been had Jesus arrived at Lazarus tomb filled with doubt and unwillingness Instead of the command Lazarus rise we may have heard something more along the lines of uuuumm hey you think you might want to get up Jesus didn t ask or plead he commanded from a place of knowing and as metaphysicians we are given the opportunity to speak our word with authority and to know that the desired outcome is now making its way into our experience I ve seen so many of us struggle with that kind of authority having thoughts of who am I to have such power Yet brilliantly stated in the words of Marianne Williamson Your playing small doesn t serve the world Denying our power and authority does not make us more humble more saintly it only gives us more of what we don t want Living from authority doesn t make us arrogant Denying it does Being unwilling does If judges exercise their authority by striking the gavel on the

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  • David Ault
    a quote translated from The Talmud that reads Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers Grow grow I continue holding a deep appreciation for the comfort and wisdom this portrays because it beautifully reminds each of us how supported we are Whether in physical form or from the ethereal the energies at work are ready and willing to assist us in our expansion Always If we are allowing that expansion casting aside our doubts and fears then life affords us rich fulfilling growth experiences Blades of grass could certainly be a perfect mentor when it comes to this Think about it You ve never seen a blade of grass resist its innate sense of growth because it feels unworthy It grows without questioning its abilities You ve never heard of one blade of grass being jealous and vindictive over another blade s growth Each gets that there in it together There s more than enough to go around And you ll never hear a blade of grass try to qualify or make excuses for its various growth patterns colors textures or lack of them It doesn t fear being cut down It simply trusts that its time and place is an opportunity so it s going to thrive as long as it can and have faith that over time it will rise again Oh to have the trust of a blade of grass to have absolute trust in the processes and changes of life and in ourselves that we unabashedly show up for the adventures that await us What are the determining factors that keep us locked in a padded cell called our Comfort Zone and away from such trust in change It seems that at the threshold of every new experience looms the possibility of failure or rejection leaving us wrestling with or simply giving in to an enormous dose of fear And it is these very fear based projections that tend to hold us back from dreaming big or stepping out into unknown territory Life coach Marta Kagan writes that behavioral scientists insist this fear response is a healthy manifestation of our survival instinct We are programmed to move away from things that make us physically or emotionally uncomfortable However continues Kagan the simple truth is that fear is more often than not one of life s greatest saboteurs It robs us of our happiness It causes us to settle for far less than we re capable of It introduces a melee of negative emotions and conflicts that unravel our relationships and lead us to even greater levels of fear When we consider that we are spiritual beings and that it is our natural state to expand and grow then staying in ANY kind of man made Comfort Zone due to the what ifs will always cause us to feel disconnected depressed and futile As Eleanor Roosevelt so beautifully implored Do one thing every day that SCARES you Do ONE THING every

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  • David Ault
    music groups He was a graduate and worked for the university overseeing tour schedules bookings and accommodations Jerry and I bonded during that summer He d become privy to the fact that he was getting fired when the tours concluded and I lamented over how I would survive another 3 years We considered doing something wild and crazy the week after the tour ended and before school resumed Jerry came up with the idea of Deep Sea Fishing somewhere off Padre Island in South Texas It wasn t a particularly wild choice but neither of us had ever been and it sounded like one of those rugged things you would have on your lists of 100 things to do before you die We took Dramamine for 24 hours before our departure and yet as we bounded out to sea I still felt as though everything I had ever eaten was about to revisit me and show its revenge As the boat rocked and hurled from side to side in the darkness of the pre dawn we traveled miles and miles out on the choppy waters of the Gulf of Mexico After closer inspection of our fellow journeymen I observed that Jerry and I were the only ones on the boat who weren t fishermen by trade We were faux fishermen surrounded by seasoned laborers wearing caps with hooks and carrying extra lures in their moist pockets It became apparent after leaving the dock that Jerry had gotten us onto a commercial charter not a tourist charter not a oh let s just cast a line out and enjoy the day charter No this was one where each man looked at the other with a sense of distrust wanting to taint the other s bait buckets with some homemade concocted fish repellant This was competitive fishing This was ESPN fishing The crazy part of the wild and crazy intention had surfaced I decided to pretend I knew what I was doing I baited and cast my line The next hour became a salty sea air blur No sooner had I settled in for some ripple watching when I got a hard jolt on the end of my line The reel began to swiftly spin dispensing the line faster than an Olympic sprinter I hesitated for a mere moment but it was long enough to empty out most of my line The pause wasn t from not knowing what to do but more the mere astonishment of getting something on the first try Suddenly I was pulling back and bucking the line and gripping the handle of the pole like a tug of war rope My knuckles were white from lack of blood flow and the fish on the other end seemed hell bent on having a little fun Grunting and gasping out Excuse me I started crawling over and under the rest of the fishermen that encircled the deck Round and round I went and every time I got to starboard

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  • David Ault
    peace on an earth that hungrily awaits enlightenment So this July as the United States of America celebrates its Independence Day I move to align my allegiance to a grander more expanded way of being so that everyone everywhere can experience liberty and justice for all My pledge is as follows I pledge allegiance to breaking the self imposed barriers of my humanness I recognize that my time on this planet is precious and limited Every day is a canvas on which I can create Everyday is an opportunity for me to move in the direction of the dreams and the expanded vision I feel inside By setting aside petty grievances past mistakes righteous anger and my broken story I pledge to move forward and embrace the experience of freedom right here and right now I pledge allegiance to the expression of my spiritual honesty I fully own the fact that my presence here in this body and on this earth is a celebration of uniqueness and importance Creation makes no mistakes I am a creation of life of a higher power of perfection My reason for being here matters in the grand divine plan I must be honest with my contract of life and walk the path of my destiny with conviction purpose and grace I pledge allegiance to the quiet soldier within I understand that the championing spirit that is already cellularly alive inside of me that was already in place at the time of my birth waits patiently for my current belief about myself to join it in its knowing I march forward towards a history of my own making wisely lovingly choosing the means by which I spread my beliefs and convictions I never make others wrong for their chosen path for I recognize the innumerable roads that lead to the One I pledge allegiance to a partnership with divinity I choose to see others and myself from eyes that already view the wholeness and perfection within I do not entertain our past damage or encourage us to identify with it for I trust that a grander calling card has been printed for us to distribute in promoting our lives I champion all of us to celebrate what is working rather than what isn t I pledge allegiance to wise discernment knowing when to speak and when to remain quiet knowing when to comfort and when to leave alone knowing when to intervene and when to avoid rescuing and interfering I pledge allegiance to people and projects of substance I cannot travel this road alone If there is anything we as a species need it is each other I actively choose to support those whose work I believe in with my time talent and treasure I joyously give to those whose intention and purpose is for self empowerment and the awakening of humanity to its personal magnificence I rally to make others aware of such light bearers and do what I can to support them in

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  • David Ault
    Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices Creating Bridges Spirituality Philosophy The Conscious Column Tell Me Something New by Rev David Ault Tia Elma s smile beamed at Gerardo The two of them had not seen each other in well over ten years As we sat in the bustling Mexican eatery where the final bottom tip of Texas blends into Matamoras Mexico I reverently observed the two holding hands and talking excitedly in Spanish Her eyes shined It was hard to tell whether the glow came from a deep sense of love within her well lived soul an excitement from seeing her long missed nephew or whether it was a side effect set off by the brightest pink knit cap interlaced with sequins I had ever witnessed I ll say it was a beautiful melding of all the above and the shimmering shiny colored cap set off by her stark white hair made Tia Elma the focal point of the entire restaurant As we sat comfortably stuffed after a breakfast of Huevas Rancheros she asked with precious sincerity Enseñame algo que no se Tell me something new something I don t know It wasn t so much the heart to heart talk that followed that brought a smile to my soul but the idea that here in her eighties she was still eager and willing to learn I remember silently praying in that moment please let me be this way when I reach this age All too often as we age our willingness to learn something new can become sidelined by the shutting down of our personal desire We grow weary perhaps jaded over the concept that life is and will always be one continual classroom We may have thought that once we got it we d finally be able to stop all this seeking and learning But the enlightened life traveler understands that life is CREATIVE thought is CREATIVE and thus our cellular construct is CREATIVE It is our inherent nature to seek and evolve In other words learning is forever a part of all our lives So why not embrace our evolution with the thought that everyday left on earth holds potential for extraordinary sweet surprises Something within Tia Elma understood and desired to do just that Even her challenges with walking losing her driving privileges and still being a principal care giver for another family member in their nineties she felt that discovery was the key to longevity Discovery the key to longevity Upon awakening do we ask ourselves what discoveries will life present me And are we open to them Metaphysician Ernest Holmes called it being open at the top our unencumbered willingness to learn and nurture the seeker within Once

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  • David Ault
    Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices Creating Bridges Spirituality Philosophy The Conscious Column Tell Me Something New by Rev David Ault Tia Elma s smile beamed at Gerardo The two of them had not seen each other in well over ten years As we sat in the bustling Mexican eatery where the final bottom tip of Texas blends into Matamoras Mexico I reverently observed the two holding hands and talking excitedly in Spanish Her eyes shined It was hard to tell whether the glow came from a deep sense of love within her well lived soul an excitement from seeing her long missed nephew or whether it was a side effect set off by the brightest pink knit cap interlaced with sequins I had ever witnessed I ll say it was a beautiful melding of all the above and the shimmering shiny colored cap set off by her stark white hair made Tia Elma the focal point of the entire restaurant As we sat comfortably stuffed after a breakfast of Huevas Rancheros she asked with precious sincerity Enseñame algo que no se Tell me something new something I don t know It wasn t so much the heart to heart talk that followed that brought a smile to my soul but the idea that here in her eighties she was still eager and willing to learn I remember silently praying in that moment please let me be this way when I reach this age All too often as we age our willingness to learn something new can become sidelined by the shutting down of our personal desire We grow weary perhaps jaded over the concept that life is and will always be one continual classroom We may have thought that once we got it we d finally be able to stop all this seeking and learning But the enlightened life traveler understands that life is CREATIVE thought is CREATIVE and thus our cellular construct is CREATIVE It is our inherent nature to seek and evolve In other words learning is forever a part of all our lives So why not embrace our evolution with the thought that everyday left on earth holds potential for extraordinary sweet surprises Something within Tia Elma understood and desired to do just that Even her challenges with walking losing her driving privileges and still being a principal care giver for another family member in their nineties she felt that discovery was the key to longevity Discovery the key to longevity Upon awakening do we ask ourselves what discoveries will life present me And are we open to them Metaphysician Ernest Holmes called it being open at the top our unencumbered willingness to learn and nurture the seeker within Once we

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  • David Ault
    arot Cartomancy Oracle Decks Books Software by Bonnie Cehovet Tarot Educator Tidbits Almanac of the Ancients by TripleMoonGoddess News Briefs Op Ed Pearls of Wisdom by Astro Aeon Astro Care Symbols Seals Amulets Talismans The What in the World Department Trivia Life s Other Novel Moments Publisher s Corner General Information Advertising Information Opportunities The Directory Advertising Rates Premium Pages Groups 1 2 Display Advertising Rates The BookNook Advertising Rates About The Meta Arts Magazine Editorial Submission Information Contact Us Legal Notices Creating Bridges Spirituality Philosophy The Conscious Column Spring Cleaning by Rev David Ault S Sweep Sweep up and throw away your excuses as to why you can t or won t do something Stop being the one who merely comments on what is wrong and start being the one who offers solutions P Polish Polish your heart with all its unwavering and steadfast passion and allow it to lead you to unlimited ways of creatively expressing who you are and what you love R Rinse Rinse away all of the self doubt that has long coated your motivation and become willing to reacquaint yourself with a shiny untarnished and larger sense of self I Increase Increase your circle of influence with those who see the glass half full brimming with possibility and who champion you to do the same N Neaten Neaten your environment and create a sanctuary that is pleasing to the eye You ll feel the difference both physically and emotionally G Groom Groom your mind just as you would groom your physical self Everyday look into the mirror of your being and adjust your thoughts brush away the negativity and begin to consciously apply the law of attraction for your good C Clear Clear out the clutter Take out what you haven t used or worn in the last year and donate it to a charity By clearing out the old the new can finally come in L Lighten Lighten up and stop taking yourself and your situation so seriously If joy is our birthright then allow that quality of being to help lead you down the path of rediscovering sustaining happiness E Empty Empty out your bag of regrets and know that this now moment is the beginning of creating whatever life you desire What you choose to focus on today colors and creates your tomorrows A Arrange Arrange your time so that you have equal parts work and play Understand that one isn t more important than the other Both play vital and necessary roles in developing an optimum lifestyle N Number Number your goals and keep them in sight referring to them often When one is accomplished replace it with another always raising the stakes to see just how much good you can embody I Inhabit Inhabit your days with acts of unconditional love Make it your intention to cherish and champion the good of others without expecting anything in return N Nail Nail up and complete any wobbly communication and unfinished

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  • David Ault
    was a career woman head strong and confident She rose from a lower middle class background to become the owner of a small but thriving business along the Gulf Coast community Part of Bonnie s drive lay in the fact that as a single mother she wanted to provide the best life possible for her two children Things were humming along at a pace easy enough for her to stay financially solvent and just cutting edge enough for her to consider making some expanded choices that to the outsider looked risky Right at this time she met Jason an energetic and gregarious soul who seemed to compliment her duty driven personality Jason brought a frivolity to the relationship that Bonnie realized she was hungry for Although Jason was unemployed and financially in debt the two began talking about creating a life together and perhaps joining their energies in taking Bonnie s business to the next level They marry Jason legally adopts Bonnie s children and for a brief time life seems to be progressing nicely Then one spring morning driving to work Bonnie is side swiped by a speeding teenager who seems to simply ignore the glaring red of the traffic signal The impact was severe and Bonnie s injuries equally serious Over the next year as Bonnie goes through painstaking rehabilitation Jason asked to oversee the business seems to lead it down a path of financial ruin To Bonnie it all begins to feel to like a runaway train a hopeless situation with an irreparable outcome Divorce papers are filed and to Bonnie s shock the courts are torn in their decision over custody of the children In a relatable story Marilyn had met and married a man she described as a persistent charmer Also a successful single mother Marilyn loved her work but felt that her success was hollow without someone to share it with In spite of the red flags that her intuition was rapidly waving she impulsively married John and established a home with him and her young pre teen daughter Within two years Marilyn had discovered that John was sexually abusing her daughter and immediately began divorce proceedings Due to negligent representation what should have been a clear cut case has now become mired in the courts It is here that I meet both women At first their pain and humiliation consume them Both are frozen with a vitriolic hate that shouts of the unfairness of life Yet to me the fact they crossed the threshold of our spiritual center spoke volumes of their willingness to move on Slowly over time Marilyn came to realize that to live in that kind of bitterness would only continue to fuel the abuse that she and her daughter experienced Still stumbling over her self imposed guilt she still kept getting back up taking small but willing steps up that ladder of vision in order that her daughter s future could reemerge with some sense of hope In doing

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