Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Divinely Tolerant, The You You Truly Want to BE!

It is hard to exist in the United States at this moment without wondering what a little more tolerance would do for our society. We don’t even have to look outside our country’s borders to imagine what more acceptance and tolerance would do to help us and to calm the rhetoric. However, if we did look outside our borders, the feeling would be even more magnified. To paraphrase Burt Bacharach…what the world needs now is tolerance, sweet tolerance.

But, I don’t want to write about politics and what does not even pass for civil discord any more than you want to read about it! I do want to write about Divine Tolerance, because I know that standing in the energy and being the energy of Divine Tolerance…being Divinely Tolerant is what you truly want to be.

The reason you want to be Divinely Tolerant, is not because you believe all people are created equal and are allowed to express their opinions, at least here in the good ole U S of A. No, that is merely an external recognition of what you believe on the inside. The reason you want to be Divinely Tolerant is because it makes YOU FEEL BETTER…on the inside and on the out.

When tolerance is the energy you feel, you are calm, you are peaceful, you are at ease with yourself, your fellow humans and the world. You do not have to agree with what others are doing or how they are living their lives, but you can be tolerant of their unalienable right to live their lives as they understand their paths to be.

When you are not feeling tolerant, your blood pressure increases, your anger may boil over and the food you are trying to wolf down is not sitting well in your stomach. No amount of antacids or Pilates is going to be able to relieve the physical manifestations of feeling intolerant. No amount of posting on Facebook or writing letters to editors or corporations will eliminate the truth of the thorn in your paw.

The thorn in your paw is not your feelings regarding how someone else chooses to live their lives. Instead, it is the lack of understanding that others have formed their opinions and the actions that flow from their opinions from their experiences, beliefs and behavioral patterns. Whether they are good/bad, right/wrong/indifferent experiences or beliefs, (if we are using judgmental language) it doesn’t matter. Their experiences are still how they came upon the beliefs they have and the actions they take.

We all have the ability to start to make different choices from how we were raised or to rise above certain limiting beliefs that we have been taught. I encourage all of us to look at what we believe through the lens of how the Divine-In-All-Of-Us would view it to determine if our beliefs and actions still hold true for us. However, regardless of our own personal growth, it behooves us to be tolerant of others based on where they are in their own personal growth. And in fact, regardless of their age and other demographics, this might lend you to be even more tolerant of other people, instead of less.

As with anything, the gift in Divine Tolerance isn’t for the other person, it is for us. It will improve our lives.

“What the world needs now…”

Monday, October 1, 2012

Andrew McKnight House Concert

Dear Friends, we are excited to host Andrew McKnight, folk singer, at our house on Sunday, Oct 7 at 6:30. He is a wonderful musician and this will be up close and personal!!  Here are some details. HUGS. Lori


SUNDAY, OCT 7, 6:30 PM

"Stretching across the landscape of American folk music is a highway paved by Guthrie and Dylan... now Virginia native Andrew McKnight takes his turn smoothing down the blacktop" - Performing Songwriter

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Andrew McKnight's five CDs and captivating performances showcase his engaging collection of songs and stories celebrating the lives and landscapes of rural American people with warmth and humor. Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, the award-winning folk and Americana artist has traced half a million miles of blue highways and backwater towns, and earned critical acclaim and enthusiastic fan response. His music and messages are always compelling, infused with his literate prose, eye for intriguing detail, and soundscapes that span haunting blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and a bit of swing.


For more information or to RSVP for Andrew’s concert in Fort Collins, email lori@wisdomfromlori.com or call 970-472-2029.

It should be a beautiful night for song, community and fellowship.