Where Am I?
In 2008, I was sitting in the front row at The Unity Center in San Diego, excited to hear Deepak Chopra talk about his recently published, "The Third Jesus." When he started his talk, his first comment was "Every day I wake up and ask myself 'Who am I today?'" This common question is what the sages say life is truly about. We are here to learn who we are. The challenge is we think we are going to arrive at the place where we have the answer, but then we never get there because we are constantly evolving and learning something new about ourselves.
At this point in my life, I have been asking a lot another question. Where am I? The emphasis for me is the word "I" not "where" and this is an important distinction. My writings here on Patreon have been like an online journal, historical record, photo gallery, and reminiscences of where I have been. It seems here on this platform I get to mash up my past, my present to create a new future that is yet to be known.
One of my Sally Sayings is, "We do not get to where we are if we have not been where we have been." Until quite recently, I did not want to be where I was, emphasis on where...or who I was, emphasis on "I". That time though thank God passed. Patreon was one of my medicines to help me enjoy once again who I am and where I am.
When thinking about my topic today to muse and create around I went first to my vast galleries of images. Often I start my creations here with perusing through journals looking for poetry. Since I trust the Creator in me, when I saw this photo taken so long ago....when I loved who I was and where I was...I wondered what poem would match the sense of pride that I was living my dreams when it was taken. Of course, within moments I found the poem from a time where I was again not happy with where and who I was.
I am not naive. I know that the feeling I have today about who and where I am in my waking dream I will always be content. But today, I am content. I can affirm freely with my words that I am at peace. As I have surrendered my struggle to accept where I am, I have found ease.
The younger me in the photograph is still in me. I see her. I know her. I love her. I am proud that she had a radio show in San Francisco on KEST. The station's tagline was The Personal Growth Radio Station. By the early 1990s metaphysics had not yet gone main stream. I was one of the revolutionaries to push the cultural comfort zone and open up spirituality riding the waves of the New Age. This opening of minds and hearts the generations now being raised with TikTok do not understand that you could not get astrology, numerology, psychics, healers, crystal magic, tarot instantly on your phone.
Now that I know where I am, I know I have another question to ask myself. "How I can be a cultural revolutionary today?" That question makes me smile. I will let you know how the answer shows up to guide my dreams and action. I am curious and that is glorious.
~ Sally Aderton, Utica, IL, April 13, 2022
As We Heal Ourselves, We Heal the World! A Month of Meditation & Prayer with Sally Aderton for Peace
Two years ago in March I asked people to pray and meditate with me on the COVID pandemic as lives were being lost in such massive numbers. This morning I was inspired to do the same thing. Next week on Thursday, I will start posting contemplation ideas for people to sit with each day for 31 days. Hope you are keeping your thoughts positive that this conflict will end with peace for the Ukrainian nation. Thank you for making a difference for us all by finding your inner quiet and peace. It makes a difference.
Two years ago we were in the early months of our global crisis of the COVID pandemic. I was inspired to share my 30+ Days of Meditations as a way for us to unite our prayers and meditation to help generate our inner peace. We are all experiencing again a world in upheaval. Media brings the war in Ukraine into our hands with our cell phones. So, I am asking again for you to join me with the intention to bring our inner worlds to love and calm as the outer world dramas unfold as they will.
Here was the invitation I sent in March 2020:
"In 2014, one of my friend's mother was very ill. As a gift to her, I committed to 10 days of early morning meditations. Each day, I would send her by text the meditation for that day. We would then spend 20 minutes, her in Texas and I in California, contemplating the mantra of the day.
When working on Energy in Motion, in 2015, I expanded the mantras to 30+1 days. If you have the book, you already have them in Appendix I. I am including my handout with this email so you can join along. I will also be sharing the mantras daily on my social media channels.
So, at 10 am and 10 pm Central Time, I will be sitting quiet for 20 minutes. Join me if you feel called. There is no right way to do anything. Even if you can only spend 1 minute during that time calming your breath, it will make a difference for you and the world. The Butterfly Effect...is real."
If 10 am or 10 pm Central time does not work for you, it does not matter. What does work is that we do what we can to quiet our minds to bring greater clarity to our words and actions. Thank you for lending your prayers as you can.
Thank you too for the gift of you. You make a difference in my life.
Much Love, Sally 💞
PS Thank you in advance for swirling this to your friends and on social media.
~ By Sally Aderton, January 1, 2019, La Salle, IL
Photo by Sally Aderton September 17, 2019, Utica, IL
For several months before New Year's Day 2019, I kept hearing in my consciousness "365 Days of Meditation". This was the first poem I wrote toward that vision. I wrote 78 poems between January 1 and June 10th in 2019. At some point, I gave up the idea of one per day and gave myself permission to just write 365 poems. My plan is to share many of these poems now in the order they were written here on my blog. All of them will be on Patreon. Some on Patreon will be private just for my Patrons, and some will be public and the same I will post here. I am ready.
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