Art as a Creative Expression of Light

painting of petals

Art is the Divine vibrating into expression. We recognize this when a photograph, sculpture, dance or poem stirs our emotions into profound inner spaces. I am grateful to have had two such outstanding moments in my life, and another when it became crystal clear that this deeply mattered to my soul. I’ve given permission to my creative self in various ways over the years, though I have very little formal […] Read more »

Symbols of Peace

peace symbol

A few years ago, I was gifted with some insight from a shaman who told me that part of my mission here on Earth was to create peace. When I was studying spiritual psychotherapy I was honoured to be chosen to give a lecture and guided meditation on peace. It was an act of community support for many of us that were reeling from witnessing the horrific act that came to […] Read more »

Releasing Attachments

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Everything is shifting, expect the unexpected, don’t rely on what was, and what’s coming is uncertain. So, there’s only one place to go with all that – within.  If you’re feeling that you’re losing control, be grateful. Control is the ego’s coping strategy: hanging on to something outside of itself that it imagines it needs to feel good. It’s a story of false satisfaction and tenuous security. To keep playing […] Read more »

I AM not who i think i am

To fully step into your poweryou must be willing to reveal to yourself the truth of who you are. I have had more than one client say to me that they are reticent to look at themselves in the mirror. Quite a few tell me that they are afraid to see their shadow and what they might realize. But what I witness in many – almost all – is that […] Read more »

Prayers of Surrender

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Dear God,  I AM a Divine being in need of your benevolent support. I lovingly command your kindness and ease and grace at this timing to bring me all that aligns me to my highest expression as one with love and truth. Clear my path of all interferences and illusions. I surrender my need for control as I open to all processes and experiences in neutral witness and humility. I […] Read more »

Tree Teaching

autumn misty morning trail

I am a tower of green set afire, pulling heaven’s sun to soil. When I drop my leaves my stillness is unadorned. I lay bare my winter prayers that you may remember. I do this in trust. I am no less a tree when my colourful alchemy ends, no less living with purpose.   Copyright 2014 (Amâeil) Melinda Urban www.MelindaUrban.com All Rights Reserved Read more »

Playing with Fire

child dancing

“Only love, only love, only love,  how many times must I tell you before you jump into the fire!”    Rumi I have loved these words from the brilliant soul of the great Sufi poet. To me, they are a clarion call to abandon, to leap with faith and give all of yourself to Divine love – no matter what! Love is only frightening before you leap. Living this side of the […] Read more »

What Dreams May Never Come

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Often, we see dreams as associated with a future timeline. It’s a state of self into which we think we grow and expand, and make manifest. But dreams are not this. Dreams are ego self-expectations disguised as noble expressions of the Higher Self, and confused with truth. Dreams are ego-driven illusions and not Kristic (Christ consciousness energy). They lack integrity with the present moment, and they are not of Divine […] Read more »

The Prevailing Spirit

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A 12-minute video reflection on letting go, the value of our experiences, and sharing the expressions of our prevailing Spirit. This is Giles Duley’s story of transformation. Leaving his ego’s shallow desires behind, he looked forward to change. He began making a difference by photographing other people’s journeys. But when he stepped on a landmine he found his deeper meaning.   No copyright violation intended. If links are broken, or […] Read more »

Between ‘what’ and ‘if’ are Infinite Possibilities

fear of 'what if'

The ego loves the term “what if?”; the worst case scenario drops into view with fearful certainty that only the dark ego can conjure.     What if “what if?” was used for your good – to imagine all that’s possible in your life?………       “What if?” can be asked with casual curiosity; a quick, worry-free pivot response to the doomsday thinking. For example; “What if I get […] Read more »