Evolution Made Easier

Zippy's tips & picks for a happier, healthier YOU!


Rumi x 2, cry, everything is energy, and Abe on childhood issues




# 1 – Lovely image and text….

I am like a seed beneath the soil, waiting for the signs of spring.

~ Rumi


# 2 – Good “advice” from Jeff Foster (www.lifewithoutacentre.com)


When you are crying, friend,
Forget why you are crying,
And just let tears flow freely.

When you are laughing,
Forget the reason for laughter,
And laugh.

When you are angry,
Just for a moment,
Forget what ‘made’ you angry,
And honour – even celebrate – the raw, burning,
throbbing sensations in your body.
Feel your power!

Come closer.
Be present.
Honour what is alive in you.
Let powerful energies move without a story,
without blame, without judgement, without resistance.
(Yet allow resistance too, if that’s alive in you.)

Know yourself as life –
The unconditional space
for it all.


# 3 – Double dose of Rumi for today with this lovely image and text….Hey, you can’t go wrong with Rumi! 

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces. ~ Rumi
Image: Visoot Uthairam


# 4- A mind- and consciousness-expanding read…..

“The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”



# 5 – Today’s quote from Abe reminded me of how I’ve come to believe/realize that it’s usually easier and quicker to deal with what’s happening currently in our lives, rather than worrying about and getting side-tracked clearing things from our past…..Makes sense since this keeps us in the now, where our true point of power always lies.

You don’t have to go back and deal with childhood issues, because those childhood issues produced a vibration within you that you are still offering — which is producing today issues. You can shift your vibration a whole lot easier when you’re dealing with today issues, than trying to deal with childhood issues. It’s the same vibration. That vibration that was creating childhood issues, now it’s creating today issues. Deal with it in your now. “Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better? Which thought feels better?” –Abraham



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Freedom, privilege, New Moon, breathe in, What’s New, and Abe




# 1 – Sad, but true….

“Faced with a freedom that is absolute, a freedom that leaves no room for separation from the whole, most people will compulsively contract back into a condition of struggle where they can maintain a familiar sense of self. This means that when actually given the chance, most people will choose to struggle and remain separate, rather than to face the austerity of a freedom that shatters any sense of separateness. It is only when you desire to be free more than you desire the security of a familiar sense of self that you spontaneously move into a freedom that is final and beyond struggle.” ~ Adyashanti

The Impact of Awakening

# 2 – I love some of the articles at Moon Circles about astrological events and I especially like this one about the Full Moon Sat night/Sun morning (depending on where you live), not only because it gives insight into certain things going on right now in the outer world, but also focuses on the emotion/energy of anger….something that is often under-appreciated, misunderstood, misused and/or repressed/subjugated. All the anger and viciousness coming out in the political campaign, in the opponents, their followers and the American people in general (myself included) is a great example of what happens when anger has been repressed, denied or gone unrecognized for yrs and then comes spewing out in all directions……

“The path to action is not so straightforward at this New Moon, though. Mars – Aries’ ruling planet – is moving toward a rendezvous with Pluto in Capricorn, with this volatile combination in a powerful t-square to the Sun, Mercury, and Jupiter in Libra, and the Moon and Uranus in Aries. It’s no wonder the U.S. presidential election has devolved into an unholy mixture of pissiness and physical intimidation. Half the sky is at war with the other half.

But look deep beneath the surface of fear and frustration, and you may be able to locate Capricorn’s voice of cool pragmatism. “Go ahead and take action,” Capricorn advises, “But first, cool off and make a plan.”

For the full aritcle Grapes of Wrath: http://mooncircles.com/

# 3 – Lovely image and text from Peace Compassion Love on Facebook…..
The privilege of a lifetime
is to become who you truly are ~ C.G. Jung
# 4 – From Tama Kieves……


Today I breathe out everything I think I should be.
I breathe in everything I am meant to be.
I let go of false, invalidating conditioning.
I breathe in the certain.
My real power comes when I am my real self.
Today, I breathe out everything I think I should be. I breathe in everything I am.

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# 6 – And a good reminder from Abraham…..

The Universe is abundant with everything that you want. It’s not testing you. It’s benevolently providing for you. But you are the orchestrater. You are the definer, and you do it through your joyous anticipation. If there is an emotion that you are wanting to foster, that would serve you very, very well, it is positive expectation. It is excited anticipation. –Abraham



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Stress, artist, dysfunctional patterns, laughter, Pinktober, inner peace series, and some Abe




# 1 – Good insight and stimulation from Jeff Foster…..


What is stress?

Stress is the tension between this moment and your mental image of how this moment ‘should be’.

Stress is your narrow focus on a mental list of ‘things to do’, the imaginary burden of ‘all the things that haven’t been done yet’.

Stress always involves future-thinking, a forgetting of your true Ground – this moment, here, now.

When your focus shifts from what is NOT present, to what IS present, from ‘lack’ to what is abundantly here, and instead of trying to complete a list of a thousand things, you simply do the next thing, the one thing that presents itself now, with your full attention and passion and presence, lists get completed effortlessly – and even if they don’t, creative solutions are found, without stress.

Relax. You are not the doer.

– Jeff Foster


# 2 – Lovely image and stimulating text from Adyashanti…..

“Although they can seem numberless and at times overwhelming, dysfunctional emotional patterns are in the end illusions that we have been taught. And whatever we can learn, we can unlearn.”

~ Adyashanti, “The Way of Liberating Insight” Study Course


# 3 – An excerpt from Rob Brezsny’s newsletter and book Pronoia…..

Even if you don’t call yourself an artist, you have the potential to be a dynamic creator who is always hatching new plans, coming up with fresh ideas, and shifting your approach to everything you do as you adjust to life’s ceaseless invitation to change.

It’s to this part of you‚ the restless, inventive spirit‚ that I address the following: Unleash yourself! Don’t be satisfied with the world the way it is; don’t sit back passively and blankly complain about the dead weight of the mediocre status quo.

Instead, call on your curiosity and charisma and expressiveness and lust for life as you tinker with and rebuild everything you see so that it’s in greater harmony with the laws of love and more hospitable to your soul’s code.


# 4 – Oh, I love this one that a friend shared on Facebook….

Universe, show me today how it would be if every cell of my body embodies the energy of laughter? – Nila Nimi Nirmal Raju


# 5 – Check out the latest at Self-help Health…..




# 6 – Deepak Chopra is offering another one of his 21-day meditation series starting Oct 31st. The focus of this series is on cultivating inner peace (boy, how timely is that?!). I’ve participated in almost all the previous events, and the last two he did were my faves, so I have high hopes for this one. Just listening to his soothing, centering voice is enough to put me in meditation mode, and he always provides such gems of insight and wisdom…….



# 7 – And some Abe to end on……

When you focus upon lack in an attitude of complaining, you establish a vibrational point of attraction that then gives you access only to more thoughts of complaint. Your deliberate effort to tell a new story will establish a new pattern of thought, providing you with a new point of attraction from your present, about your past, and into your future. The simple effort of looking for positive aspects will set a new vibrational tone that will begin the immediate attraction of thoughts, people, circumstances, and things that are pleasing to you. — Abraham



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My Wish For You


I’m not Jewish, but I just received this in a newsletter from Tama Kieves and thought it was perfect for sharing here. It’s a fairly long read, but very inspiring, uplifting and centering…..and what I wish for us all….



Dear Beautiful Spirit,

It’s the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the New Year in the Jewish tradition, and since it’s always a wise choice to begin again, I’m making you all honorary– or honored– Jews.

Let’s talk fresh new life.

Rosh Hashanah is often celebrated by eating apples dipped in honey, to celebrate sweetness in life. I want to help you dip into honey.

We can all point fingers at what hurts right now. We can all drown in the riptides of the daily news. The media hawks fear at us. But I am appealing to your deeper intelligence. The human soul is bright with capacities. No matter what is going on, you have the opportunity to experience the joy of remembering who you really are.

I’ve always been moved by Viktor Frankl’s account in Man’s Search for Meaning of the kindness he witnessed in the concentration camps of the Holocaust—“men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.” These individuals chose to be incredible human beings. They chose who they would be in this world. They did not allow conditions to choose for them.

This is the sweetness I wish for all of us. Where are you holding yourself back?

Your spirit is made of the thickest honey, a confection stronger than you know. You may not feel safe or triumphant or complete. But please don’t wait to express who you really are. The world can’t give you that permission. There will never be a better time. I keep seeing that it’s not the right circumstances that help me to appreciate my life. It’s my appreciation of myself and those around me that helps me to stand on holy ground, where I am.

Where can you be sweet to yourself right now?

You have been on a long journey. It doesn’t matter if you have many steps to go. This is a moment of celebrating your life because this moment is your life. it’s not about what comes later or what you think you haven’t accomplished. It’s right now.

Let’s begin again. Let’s drop our expectations and frustrations. Let’s love who we are and where we are, and let’s be kinder to those around us because it feels good to be who we really are, and not who we are when we’re in fear.

Dip your life in honey. And may you and your loved ones be written into the Book of True Life.

With my inspired and unstoppable love for who you really are,



Enjoy, and have a great weekend! 

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Happiness, Tama Kieves, hard hat hero, Rumi, behavior change, and dragons




# 1 – Yep, that’s the way to do it!




# 2 – This takes a few minutes to read, but I think it’s well worth it and contains such nuggets as “you’re looking w/ the mind for answers of the heart,” and talks about the need to be care-filled, rather than careful, how we try to cobble together answers just to relieve the discomfort of not knowing, and how even pain has a purpose, message and an opportunity. Good one, Tama Kieves!




#3 – A great story for you animal lovers out there…..




# 4 – I love this one from Rumi……

Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.
Help someone’s soul heal.
Walk out of your house like a shepherd.

~ Rumi



# 5 – Check out this interesting post at Self-help Health about healing illness by changing your behavior…..




# 6 – More lovely inspiration….

“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.” – Rainer Maria Rilke



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Purpose, free health events, Meditation 2.0, life and death, perception




# 1 – A good one from Eckhart Tolle…..


# 2 – Check out the latest post at Self-help Health for a number of free events, including Radical Beauty from Deepak Chopra and The Detox Project from Health Talks On-line…..



# 3 – And speaking of free events, you may want to sign up for this one being offered by Craig Hamilton, but you’ll need to hurry since it happens tomorrow…..

By now, you’ve probably tried meditation practice in the hope that it might bring you closer to the awakening you’ve sensed is possible.

But you’ve probably also noticed that although meditation can help us become calmer, more centered and less reactive, it rarely leads to the depth of spiritual awakening we’ve tasted in our most profound moments.

If that’s been your experience, too, I want to invite you to a free online seminar I’m offering to share a radical new approach to meditation that goes beyond the limitations of most meditation practices, and can even give us direct and consistent access to awakened consciousness:

Meditation 2.0 – The Miracle of Direct Awakening

In this 75-minute webinar, I’m going to share the surprising truth I’ve learned in three decades of meditation research–and the unexpected discovery that is revolutionizing the way I teach spiritual practice and awakening.

Indeed, the practice of “direct awakening” I’m going to be introducing is such a radical departure from the meditation most of us have been taught, that it’s really more accurate to think of it as an evolution of meditation. Which is why I’m calling it Meditation 2.0.


# 4 – Oh wow, very short, but lots to think about here….

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite.” – William Blake


# 5 – I found this video on life and death so profound and evocative. FYI, you may need to have a hanky at the ready…..


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Lynx, kindness, blessing, right place, and Abe




# 1 – OMG, could this pic from I Love Nature be any sweeter?! I told a friend the adult reminded me of a cat version of Yoda or a cat crossed with a Native American medicine man…..the ears and part of the fur give the appearance of a buffalo headdress. 



# 2 – Great stimulation from a newsletter from Tama Kieves…..

“This month our miraculous focus from A Course in Miracles is “You Cannot But Be in the Right Place at the Right Time.”

We are in times of change, but not in times of chaos.
You may find yourself in transition. You feel as though you’re floundering or paralyzed because you can’t see what moves to make. Relax. Take a deep breath because you’re not in the middle of disarray but in the middle of perfection.

Just because your precious mind doesn’t see a plan, doesn’t mean there’s not a plan that will blow your mind. Oh, believe me, there is.

You can look at a grapefruit and your eyes won’t see the crystalline molecular structure or atoms whirring like bees. But your refusal of reality doesn’t change reality. You are loved and you have a way, even if you wail with confusion. Your way awaits you. It waits for you to learn what to pay attention to, and what to disregard.

A Course in Miracles teaches “Your passage through time and space is not at random. You cannot but be in the right place at the right time.” You are not lost. You are not abandoned. You can abandon yourself and feel abandoned. But you will always find your way– when you find your way back to listening to your knowing, your spirit and not the relentless noise of your conditioning.

You are where you need to be. You are who you need to be.Even when you have beliefs that destroy your joy.

In an Age of Information, it’s time to pay attention to the right information. Listen only to the marrow of your being. Your desires are decrees. Let go of every belief that doesn’t uplift, excite, or soothe you. This isn’t rationalization. This is dedication. You want to become only your true self. Everything else grows naturally and inevitably from this attended soil.”


# 3 – Yes!



“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart
# 4 – This works great as a continuation of the theme in Tip # 3. Love it!

“One of the greatest needs this planet has for healing is blessing.
It is under blessed. Under blessed reality is like empty calories.

A blessing enhances possibilities for good. Like an enzyme for
growth, like a catalyst in a chemical process, blessings serve to
help a living process surmount the barriers that obstruct it.”

~Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, from “Jewish With Feeling ”

# 5 – And from Abe…..

If your dominant intent is to feel joy while you are doing the work, your triad of intentions—freedom, growth and joy—will come quickly and easily into alignment. See your “career” as one of creating a joyful life experience. You are not a creator of things or a regurgitator of what someone else has created or a gatherer of stuff. You are a creator, and the subject of your creation is your joyful life experience. That is your mission. That is your quest. That is why you are here. — Abraham

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