It’s not something but it’s not nothing either…it’s just what is. It’s not good nor is it bad…it’s just what is. It’s not about you nor is it about me….it’s just what is. It’s not pain or sickness nor is it health and wellness…it’s just what is. It’s neither a mistake nor an accomplishment…it’s just what is.
That is the mindset of the observer where all judgment ends and enlightenment begins. The notion that anything is bad or good is judgment and though many walk through their daily lives judging everything, the foundation of life is purer than that. In its purest comprehensible form, life is love and love is life and the universe and earth are learning stations. Everything is divinely designed to evolve you, or in this free will zone called earth, you can wallow in the occurrences and manifestations of your life, never owning your participation in their creation. When you judge anything or anyone you limit your own ability to manifest at a higher level. It is often said that if you don’t like your life, then change it yet the emotional images embedded in each cell of your brain’s memory hold you to exactly that, your own perceptions.
The key to life and living it as Jesus and other great sages have done is to dream beyond three dimensional realities. Remove yourself from the emotional attachments which prevent you from exploring the infinite possibilities awaiting you. We stay inside the constraints of our childhood and past life conditioning instead of forging new worlds. Our brain chemistry continues to replay images of hurts, betrayals, losses and hardships we have faced in our lifetimes and the older you get the more emotional pictures you have to contend with. In my work with clients I emphasize the necessitation of healing the emotional body in order to ascertain a higher way of thinking and living. Cellular memory both from the present and the past are the images which are formed in the brain connectors with every emotional high and low we experience. Every time we re-experience an emotional scenario such as having your heart broken or getting fired from a job, peptides are released throughout the body searing new emotional pictures into every cell. The more this happens the more limited you become in your scope and spectrum. Minimize your emotional reaction to every hardship and change your perception about all things there to teach you. You attracted it, you drew it into your world so why on earth would you label it as negative or bad. Everything you perceive as “bad” is nothing more than your higher self at work to produce your highest good. ~Ariaa Jaeger, “Ariaaisms~ Spiritual Food for the Soul” Ariaa.com Amazon.com
We all have something. It may be claustrophobia, panic attacks, OCD or some other form of unhealed neurosis; it might be someone in your family who has a loose screw or ten; it could be a mean mother, a bigoted relative, an uneducated grandmother or a sister who slaughters animals which are on the endangered list. You may have a troubled child who has all the markers of a sociopath or you may have emotional baggage from your own childhood which has affected your ability to parent. You may be suffering from a nasty divorce or break-up, you might have phobias or superstitions about any number of things or you may just be a secret hoarder. The point is that as human beings we all have something and as we get older whatever your something is, it becomes more magnified if you fail to address it. Some people never will while others on a spiritual journey will break it down ad nauseum.
Some years ago Bette Midler recorded a song called, “Hello in There” and her monologue leading up to the song was simple, funny, eloquent and profound…
“I was walking down 42nd street one day, I wasn’t workin’ 42nd street I was walkin 42nd street. And this amazing thing happened to me. It was July it was about 89 degrees. It was hot, hot for New York. You know and I was walking east and this humungous person was coming west. And she had this big blue house dress on peppered all over with little white daisies. She was almost bald but sitting on top of her head, forehead you know, on her forehead was this fried egg. Which I thought was really unusual. Because in New York City the ladies with the fried eggs on their heads don’t generally come out until September or October you know. Here was this lady this demented lady with a little fried egg on her head in the middle of July. God what a sight and ever, ever since I saw that lady not one day goes by that I don’t think of her and I say to myself “Oh God, don’t let me wake up tomorrow and want to put a fried egg on my head. Oh God. “Then I say real fast I say ” Oh God, If by chance I should wind up with a fried egg on my head cause sometimes you can’t help those things you know, you can’t. I say to myself “don’t let anybody notice. And then I say real fast after that, “if they do notice that I’m carrying something that, that’s not quite right and they want to talk about it, let ’em talk about it but don’t let ’em talk so I can hear I don’t want to hear it.” Cause the truth about fried eggs, you can call it a fried egg, you can call it anything you like, but everybody gets one, some people wear ’em on the outside, some people they wear ’em on the inside.”
You see everyone has a fried egg and as we grow we come to understand that the imperfections are what make us unique and add texture to our lives and to the world. University Planet Earth is full of folks doing their best to muddle through the classes they have signed on for. Some are over achievers arriving here with a bang, tackling all assignments with passion and gusto. Others arrive at the gates of Mother Earth perplexed at why bad things happen to good people making their lives miserable. From the moment they arrive they forget that they chose it all. Many arrive fully awake spiritually and embrace the changes and the challenges with tenacity and grit while conversely, others arrive just for the ride never adding anything useful to earth or its inhabitants.
The ultimate glue that binds all of us is that we are perfect even in our imperfections. We must come to embrace that if we can just love each other no matter how many fried eggs we are wearing, if we can just accept that everyone will have something and perhaps learn how to intermingle our something with their something in order to make a more perfect something, the world would know greater humanity. You will know greater peace the more people you embrace with genuine acceptance and…think of the great karma you are going to create in the process! A fried egg is a beautiful thing when you sprinkle a little love on it and serve it with a side of acceptance.
Whether you are a touchy-feely person or more reserved, the ability to hug animals, babies and human beings is one of the greatest and most undervalued gifts we have. Hugging is bliss when your arms are fully engaged and wholly wrapped around someone you love or even wrapped around a total stranger. I live to love and live to hug because a hug can say what words cannot. It speaks volumes to your affection, your openness and to the kind of person you are, one full of love and caring. Your arms were divinely designed to hold and hug and what life would be like if we did not possess this amazing faculty. Join me in proclaiming “I am thankful for my arms which hold, hug and express my love for all!” #Thanksgiving#in#arms#hugging#holding#embracing#14thingstobethankfulfor #7
Whether you are rich or live modestly chances are you are not running around naked and have plenty of clothes to blanket your body. We often forget that in many parts of the world many do not have sufficient clothing to protect them from the elements. Many live without shoes on their feet, many live with simply a cloth draped around them which has to suffice. In our society it does not matter if you have a sense of style or not, it does not matter if you are a classic dresser or enjoy more funky styles, the fact is you get to make a choice everyday in how you are adorned. Today I urge you to remember how blessed you are to have a choice, to be able to express yourself through the clothes you wear. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for the clothes on my back!” Ariaa Jaeger#Thanksgiving#in#clothes#shoes#14ThingstobeThankfulFor #9
Whether you have a futon, memory foam, a waterbed or a standard bed the fact is that you are snuggled warm and cozy every night in yours. Human beings sleep an average of 1/3 of their life. Sleep is restoration, renewal and rebirths your mind, body and spirit every single day. We often forget how many have never known the comfort of a warm bed and how many in the world are homeless or living in poverty. The story of Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher introduced the world to a man who had never owned a bed in the Academy Award winning movie, “Blind Side” Conversely, you don’t know what you have until you no longer have it and many human beings will thankfully never have to know what it is like to sleep in a cardboard box, on the streets or in their car. Today as you awaken and tonight as you close your eyes to sleep, meld into the covers of your warm cocoon and count your blessings. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for a warm bed to sleep and dream in!” Ariaa Jaeger #Thanksgiving #14ThingsToBeThankfulFor #10 #in #bed
Whether you love rabbits, turtles, cats, dogs, fish, hamsters, ferrets or horses chances are you have had a pet at some point in your life. Animals are the heart of humankind and we derive so much from their unconditional love and affection. Many of us extend our love beyond domestic animals and feed it to all the creatures of the earth like the dolphins, whales, squirrels, chipmunks, cows, sheep, goats, elephants, lamas, foxes, coyotes and many more. 84 million Americans own pets and 70% of those are dog owners 29% own cats. It is a medical statistic that those who have pets live longer and are happier than those without them. Animals are furry people and they enrich and teach us with their unique shamanic messages and spiritual overtures. Today I encourage you to snuggle up to a warm fuzzy creature and stare into the eyes of what real love is. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for my pets and all the creatures of the earth!” Ariaa Jaeger#14ThingstobeThankfulFor #11 #Thanksgiving#Pets#Animals#in#creatures
Whether you have traveled the globe relishing the bounty and beauty of other cultures and countries or you have remained in your hometown, the earth is a magical wonderland. This is the only planet where all the essential fruits of life are laid at your feet. This is the only planet where everything is tangible and tactile, where you can eat, hug, kiss, dance, wander through forests of emerald green or swim in oceans of blue. I did not realize how alive, vibrant and energized everything on earth was until I experienced a clinical death in the Alps many years ago. I can personally share that in death did I discover the effervescence of this planet. The greens were suddenly greener, the blues beyond electric and the sounds of laughter and the delectable, delicious fruits of the earth were mesmerizing and took on a life of their own. Instantly a hug became an event, a kiss triggered passion to the depths of my being; the aroma of flowers sent me to high places and the ability to fold my hands in prayer and lift my eyes to the skies humbled me to my knees. Today I hope you cherish and drink in the incredible wonders of this earth and it is my hope you travel and see as much of it as you can. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for the Earth, all the fruits she bears and all the gifts she shares!” Ariaa Jaeger#Thanksgiving#14ThingsToBeThankfulFor #12 #in#motherearth#earth
Whether you are a student of science, a student of spirituality or both, humankind and animal kind are the benefactors of the four elements. Earth, Water, Fire and Wind are the life-force of heaven and earth and are gifts to all forms of creation. Every microorganism in the universe thrives because of these. The earth is a living, breathing sphere supported by fire, wind and water and continues to evolve through their individual and collective roles. Fire feeds, fuels, destroys and rebuilds terrains. Water cleanses, nourishes, irrigates, covers and forms new worlds. Wind carves, cleanses, populates, fertilizes, purifies and generates energy. One without the others would create imbalance in all eco-systems which would have perilous effects. We often take for granted the necessitation of each element and many times complain with every windstorm, with every forest fire and with every flood. Yet Earth has survived for almost 5 billion years and has continued to evolve, change, transmute, transform and sustain life. Today count your blessings as the wind longs to dance through your hair, as you drink from the waters which cleanse you and as you intermingle with the fire in your fireplace. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for Earth, Water, Wind and Fire!” #14ThingsToBeThankfulFor #13 #FourElements #EarthWindWaterFire
Whether you are spiritual, religious, agnostic or atheist or believe in something far less, chances are you have uttered a prayer at least once in your life. Chances are you have looked to the sky or within your own heart for higher solutions at one time or another. You do not have to be religious to love literature; you DO NOT have to be religious to recognize the works of historical figures like Jesus, Buddha, Mohammad, Krishna, Gandhi, Yogananda, Babaji, Sai Baba, Mother Teresa, Elizabeth, Mary and many more who have led by example. The very breath of life is comprised of pure light and is a more refined and concentrated LOVE than you have upon earth. The kind of love I speak of is beyond definition, it is an energy of such power that it creates lifeforms and fills every microcosmic form in the universe. This love knows not judgement or color, nor fear or hate, the LOVE I speak of is beyond explanation, beyond human thoughts and words. Today may you look within and discover that you are the divine composition of this power. You have all the power within you to create the world around you. Love when wielded with a pure heart transforms life and transcends worlds. Join me in proclaiming, “I am thankful for the LIGHT, for FAITH, for HOPE and for LOVE!” Ariaa Jaeger #Thanksgiving #14ThingsToBeThankfulFor#14 #LOVE #FAITH #HOPE #LIGHT #IN
” The mark of success is not in the amount of money you make but in the impact you have on society.” ~ Ariaa Jaeger
Fifty years after shots rang out in Dallas, we still mourn the loss of this incredible human being. For the past several weeks I have been consumed with all things JFK as my mind wanders back to the memories of my youth and the impact his sudden and tragic death had on my heart and this nation. THAT is staying power…that Jack is still SO relevant 50 years after his death. May we all aspire to be so indelible in the heart of humankind. May God bless the Kennedy family and may God continue to bless America. #JFK #JohnFitzgeraldKennedy #50Years #in