Five Pondering #RayQuotes

Good morning, my friends. I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! This morning I’d like to share five more #RayQuotes.

These are not as much of the motivational variety, as they are the pondering kind. I hope you’ll find them useful in peeling away a few more layers of this crazy onion we call life in the universe as we know it.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are awesome!

Ray

Division is a Decision

Division is a decision not an inevitability. It occurs when people are conditioned day after day to focus on what separates us rather than what unshakably unites us.

If you focused only on what you disagreed on with your significant other, you’d have no relationship.

If you focused only on what you disagreed on with your boss, you’d have no job.

Is it any wonder that when we focus only on what we disagree on, we cannot have a country that works?

You may be tempted to point the finger at “them.” After all, that’s what our media and our so-called leaders do. They tell you to point and to blame and to focus on the separation.

We can do better than that and WE MUST.

We came here to aspire to something higher than the next argument or even the next election. We have forgotten who we truly are and as long as we remain in that state of forgetting, we’re easily manipulated. The moment we remember nothing will be able to stop the transformation.

Until that day comes for the world, we will have to discover that remembering one person at a time. When enough of us have changed what’s inside, the outside will follow.

Be who you came here to be. See your greatness and help those around you to see theirs too.

Ray

The Answers: They’re Here and Now Not There and Then

Just like a person, a nation and a species cannot look anywhere and not see its conscious or unconscious choices manifested.

Indifference to injustice burns things down as surely as a match. Intolerance for different opinions ends a civil society. Playing into the game of “Us” and “Them” only allows the gatekeepers of an unhappy status quo to extend their games of control.

Mindset makes us and mindsets break us. If we live by our aspirations rather than our grievances, we’ll climb every mountain that stands between us and better future.

If we choose to persist in paradigms that keep us weak, divided, and conquered; there’s probably no way to prevent our eventual self-destruction.
That choice does not begin with anyone else. It does not depend on the outcome of any election. It starts with you and me and it starts right now!

Don’t worry. That’s great news. You don’t have to count on anyone to begin the change but you.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Ray

Anger as Fuel

Anger fuels a moment, but it cannot fuel a life. Anger a lot like battery acid. Battery acid can power a car, but it also eventually corrodes everything it contacts.

Everyone, everyone, is entitled to their moments of justified anger. In fact, it’s rather destructive not to let yourself feel those feelings when they’re appropriate.

However, don’t kid yourself. You’re playing with fire in your life if you let anger become you. We live in a universe where like becomes like. A mind and a heart constantly filled with anger soon becomes anger and that corrosion of a life, of a nation, of a world sets in.

At some point, the anger must be converted into a productive energy that can bring real change. A world shifted only by anger simply becomes a new kind of angry world. It cannot help but become it.

If we want justice, we must embody justice. If we want freedom, we must embody freedom. If we want a better life or a better world, we must embody those too.

May peace prevail. May love prevail. May justice prevail. May compassion and empathy prevail.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you are AWESOME!

Ray

Here are some affirmations to help us embody the world we want.

  • I AM love in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM peace in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM justice in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM compassion in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM joy in every way I affect the world today.
  • I AM the change I want to see in my world today.

The Life of a Nation in Chaos

The life of a nation is like the life of a person. We’re given challenges so we can get better. I’d say the past few months and the current sad situation around the country are both such opportunities.


Like a person, a nation can continue to ignore its issues and its need to be better or it can seize the opportunity and the responsibility for making itself better.

For better or for worse, our country, our world, and our species is undergoing profound changes. They will be coming more and more rapidly. Minds stuck in old thinking will find themselves in great distress. Even the most enlightened minds among us will be greatly challenged.


Positive people seeking to steer these changes in high vibration directions can no longer afford to be bystanders. Either positive energy or nefarious energy is going to set the tone going forward. Our moment of decision on which it will prevail has arrived.

I leave you with some “We” affirmations.


Through our struggles, we are becoming a better nation.
Through our struggles, we are becoming better people.
Through our struggles, we are learning to see injustice and to stop it.
Through our struggles, we are learning to see the greater good and to act upon it.
Through our struggles, We are becoming the men/women we came to the planet to be.

Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you ARE awesome!


Peace, prosperity, and health to you and yours.

Ray