Who or what is Ganesh?

GaneshGanesh, The Elephant Headed God

Ganesha, or the Ganesh, occupies a supreme position in the Hindu pantheon. There are several versions of his creation; however, all of them involve decapitation and the replacement of his head with an elephant head. Here is but one version of this story.

Ganesh was created by Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva, the Lord of Destruction, as a guardian to her privacy that was often disregarded by her powerful husband. Parvati rubbed off the sandalwood paste on her body and out of it created the figure of a young boy. She infused life into the figure and told him he was her son and should guard the entrance to her bath.

Shiva came to see his wife, but the young boy blocked his way and would not let him in. Unaware that the lad was his son, Shiva became furious and in great anger, fought with the boy whose head was severed from his body in the ensuing battle. Parvati, returning from her bath, saw her headless son and was beside herself with sorrow. Shiva pacified her and instructed his followers to bring the head of the first living being they meet. The first creature they encountered was an elephant. They cut off its head and placed it on the body of Parvati’s son and breathed life into him. Overjoyed, Parvati embraced her son.

Ganesh’s Special Head

The most striking feature of Ganesh is thus his elephant head. It is symbolic of auspiciousness, strength and intellectual prowess. The elephant is the largest and strongest of animals of the forest. Yet he is gentle and amazingly, a vegetarian, so that he does not kill to eat. He is very affectionate and loyal to his keeper and is greatly swayed if love and kindness are extended to him. Ganesh, though a formidable deity, is similarly loving and forgiving and moved by the affection of his devotees. The largest animal in the jungle can destroy a whole forest. Ganesh is similarly most powerful and can be ruthless when containing evil.

The elephant uses its trunk to push down a massive tree, carry huge logs to the river and for other heavy tasks. The same huge trunk is used to pick up a few blades of grass, to break a small coconut, remove the hard nut and eat the soft kernel inside. The biggest and minutest of tasks are within the range of Ganesh’s trunk. This ability is symbolic of Ganesh’s intellect and his powers of discrimination. Taken all together, his size, his abilities, his dedication and his loving nature combine to make the Ganesh the “Remover of Obstacles.” It is no wonder Ganesha is so popular with a vast devoted following.

Ganesh and the Mouse

Ganesh is often pictured with a little mouse, either in attendance, or serving as a vehicle upon which to stand or ride. It is implied that the wise do not find anything in the world disproportionate i.e., a mouse carrying an elephant with a bulging belly and that the mouse is comparable to the intellect. It is able to slip unobserved or without our knowledge into places which we would have not thought it possible to penetrate. In doing this it is not concerned whether it is seeking virtue or vice. The mouse represents our wandering, wayward mind, lured to undesirable or corrupting grounds. By showing the mouse paying subservience to Lord Ganesha, it is implied that the intellect has been tamed through the Ganesh’s power of discrimination.

The sacred OM is the most powerful Universal symbol of the divine presence in Hindu thought. It is further said to be the sound which was generated when the world first came into being. The written manifestation of this divine symbol when inverted gives the perfect profile of the god with the elephant head.

Image of Ganesh

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

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We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

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Love Cards Report

Love CardsLove Cards Report

The Love Cards report was created with the intention of opening doors of understanding and awareness. It will reveal as much information about you and your partner as possible, using an ancient and highly accurate system called “The Book of Destiny”. It will explain many things about you, your partner and how you interact.

Love Cards and other Astrology Reports are now On-Sale for $19.99 ( normally $25.00 )

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What are the 12 Zodiac Signs?

Rachel
Rachel

12 Zodiac Signs

Who among us doesn’t know that there are 12 zodiac signs or know their own Sun sign? In this day and age it’s likely that even your grandmother now knows if she’s a Taurus and might enlighten you about how that relates to her! I’m glad we’ve reached this stage, and there is much more to the thrilling adventure.

So many think that sun signs are all we are, and also determine our compatibility with others. Yet some people don’t feel like their Sun sign. Well what house is it in? For example, if in the tenth, the natural Capricorn house, career may likely shine or you could be in the public eye, even if you’re a Pisces, usually thought of as shy and more creative than most Capricorn workhorses. So you may be energizing the Pisces available characteristic of actor/actress, who becomes Capricorn tenth house potential of well known.

If your Capricorn Sun sign is in the twelfth house, the natural Pisces house, you may only feel comfortable behind the scenes, even if a Capricorn, usually liking to actively take charge. So you may do the Capricorn red tape required in a Piscean type sensitive compassionate environment, as sun sign Capricorn CEO of a Piscean type situation; i.e. charity to help others in need.

Did you know that your Moon sign is of equal or more importance in revealing who you really are, and what emotional bags you brought with you on this life’s journey, to resolve? The Moon reveals your past life influences, which are amazing to learn about, always resonate making complete sense to you, and the enlightenment is key to your current life. PS, having the same moon sign as your mate’s sun sign is a very good sign!

The zodiac sign that Mercury was in at your moment of birth gives insight as to how you think and speak. Couples who both communicate with fixed signs, for instance, aren’t having it as easy as when at least one person thinks with a mutable/flexible zodiac sign.

We all know and love Venus, the sign of the feminine, defining what we love and how we love, as well as our feelings about money. One may live part or all of their life thinking and believing that money is everything and open to obtaining it deceitfully, while another may feel it’s secondary to integrity, etc.

You may be Sun sign nurturer, family-loving Cancer ready to settle and mother from an early age, yet have Venus love like a flirty, fickle, fun-in-the-moment Gemini flitting from relation to relation. Or be sun sign Gemini, charming, smart and restlessly juggling busy schedules, with Venus in Cancer wanting nothing more than to settle, have children and be the great mother.

Look for my Part 2 when we’ll complete by looking at the rest of the 12 zodiac signs, plus reveal more miraculous secrets of the heavens!

Happy Lunar Eclipse Monday, June 4. Where you have fourteen degrees Sagittarius in your birth chart is how and in what part of your life it will play with you. Always be positive and you win the game of life. PS there’s room enough for us all to win! See you with Part 2 right around the corner, and feel free to contact me personally. Love, Rachel Star of Sedona

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

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We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
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What is Money?

MoneyMoney

Anita Dalton, Owner of the Center for the New Age – Sedona, Arizona

I was searching some very old files today and was pleasantly surprised to come across this article apparently written by Ernest Holmes and Frederick Bailes back in 1940. Hey that’s before I was born. They read this on the National Radio Club since regular commercial television network programming did not begin in the U.S. until 1948. It wasn’t a Secret then. We have always known about the law of attraction. However we access information when we are ready and not a darn moment before. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear someone once said. I can attest to that. Money seems to be part of the game we came here to play. Some people think it’s not spiritual. Wrong. That is such a cop out excuse. We wouldn’t have created it if it was not part of the lesson.

So let’s see what the leader of Science of Mind had to say back then.

Money Is a Spiritual Idea

We should know that money, being a natural thing has no preferences. It does not like one person more than another. It will flow toward the one who attracts it, who welcomes it, who expects it, and knows that he is its master. The years of lack through which he has gone have been unnecessary. There has always been an unlimited source of supply for him, and although he is unconscious of it, it is his fault, and his alone, that he has failed to tap that source. Mind creates money just as easily as it creates grass.

We must correct the belief that money is hard to get. After all, money is no harder for the mind to make than sand. Man has placed a higher value upon gold than sand, because it’s scarcer, but Mind could have made the sands of the shores of all the oceans from solid gold just as easily as from rock.

What is Money?

Money is the medium man uses to get food with which to sustain life. A tree or a blade of grass would have no possible use for money. But it needs supply just the same. In order to live and grow, it must have nutriment. It gets it directly from the soil by way of moisture. So the nutrient moisture and money is the very same thing only in a different form. They are a necessary means of maintaining life.

The tree Expects nutriment, and sends its roots ever searching EXPECTANTLY for it. Man, on the contrary, thinks up all the reasons WHY HE CANNOT GET A SUFFICIENT SUPPLY. And here is where he gets his own way, and keeps limits himself. For he keeps Mind, this would just as readily bring him money, constantly on the job of KEEPING MONEY AWAY FROM HIM. Remember, subjective mind does not reason. It does not feel sorry for him and say, “He’s having a tough time: I’ll draw money to him”. It knows only to obey his thought, and his thought is, “Times are tough, money is hard to get.”

THE ATTITUDE OF EXPECTANCY

The tree expects food: the seagull flying around the beaches expects food; the innumerable millions of insects expect food. And your heavenly Father feedeth them; are ye not much better than they? Man is a better in that he is a thinker, and can definitely set this law into action to keep good away from him. MAN IS THE ONLY LIVING THING THAT WORRIES AND THUS DRAWS LACK TO HIMSELF. He must change this underlying thought pattern and KNOW WITHIN HIMSELF that he is dealing with a neutral law of mind which will proceed to drew money to him in the measure of his expectancy.

It is IMPERATIVE that the student disabuse his mind of the false notion that money, or health, or any other desirable thing, is something that he may or may not get according to the “will of God”. God has endowed him with the ability to GET WHAT HE WANTS, and has placed at his disposal the Law of Mind by which he himself can get it.

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge


www.sedonanewagestore.com

info@sedonanewagecenter.com

What is a Lunar Eclipse?

Lunar EclipseLunar Eclipse

Throughout time, people have viewed a Lunar eclipse with any number of metaphysical interpretations – anger of the gods; pleasure of the gods; magical moments; influence of spirits; shamonic deeds; etc. etc. In modern times, we are enlightened enough to know that a lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes directly through Earth’s dark shadow. This can only occur during full Moon. Since we have a Full Moon every 29 and 1/2 days, you’d think we would have a lunar eclipse once a month. Unfortunately, the Moon’s orbit is tipped 5 degrees with respect to Earth’s orbit around the Sun. As a result, a lunar eclipse can only happen when Full Moon occurs as the Moon passes through Earth’s orbital plane. This occurs once or twice every year and the resulting eclipse can be seen from the half of the Earth experiencing night.

Eclipses generally bring things either into fruition, or to a halt. That particular area of your life will be affected depending on which house of your natal chart the eclipse falls in.

Despite what ancient peoples believed, eclipses do not necessarily evoke malefic results. Often just the opposite occurs. The house in your birth chart that the eclipse falls in is the specific area in your life that you will be working on for the coming year. It will demand your attention during that time. It signals the beginning or ending of a cycle of development in your life which can be either positive or negative.

You will be granted the opportunity to see and evaluate exactly what is important in your life and what you need to do – change for maximum benefit. If the eclipse conjuncts (is within 2-5 degrees) of any of your horoscope house cusps or planets in your natal, progressed or return charts, (and especially if it activates any planet in transit within any of those charts), action in those areas are especially emphasized.

For instance: Let’s say you are in love and have finally found the right person to spend the rest of your life with, but you still have that little voice in your head that says, “Is this really going to work?” What is likely to happen is one of two things. Because the influence of the Lunar Eclipse is by nature to show us the parts of ourselves that need to be released, we either let go once and for all that fear, or we take it head on and call everything off because the fear overrules our agendas. Because of the innate intensity and power of Scorpio being at this full moon lunar eclipse, as the moon is approaching full, and then her light is cast out – and then reactivated again, we get a very intense outcome of whatever we have been concentrating on. It is not like we are getting a break from the intense power of the full moon; rather, it is as if we are getting an intensified power punch of energy toward whatever we have set in motion in our lives.

It is a very good idea to prepare ourselves for this time. This mantra is particularly helpful: “I will focus my energy toward gaining success and I will release the things that have held me back.” As we do this, we have a greater chance of releasing the things that have been doing us harm because we know that the intense and transformational energy of the lunar eclipse is going to give us that power punch, and we will be ready to receive it in a way that brings positive results.

Lunar Eclipse influence

As stated above, the lunar eclipse will have the strongest influence in the house it falls in within your natal (birth) chart:

First House: You will be working on yourself. It is bringing matters to a head, There is more completion in self improvement matters, and a lot of endings for you personally.

Second house: Shows that money, finance, and values are what you’ll be working on all year.

Third House: Can be the completion of a project or the culmination of a course of study. Or there could be the beginning of public-relations opportunities.

Fourth House: There will be some kind of ending in your life, or maybe a huge move, or real-estate deal that goes through or falls apart.

Fifth House: You’ll finish some sort of creative endeavor that you have been putting off, or any personal creative experience could come to fruition. It could be the resolution of a matter or issue with a child, particularly your oldest.

Sixth House: Time will change your personal habits, hopefully for the better. It could show anything from a visit to the doctor to a major health issue. Special attention may be needed with a pet.

Seventh House: The eclipse with put the focus on relationships – lover, business partner, close friends or a competitor.

Eighth House: You will be dealing with joint finances, investments, legacies, death, rebirth and sex.

Ninth House: Focus is on long-distance travel, legal matters. People make major philosophical decisions and may even change religions.

Tenth House: Look for energized matters concerning career, reputation, and your standing in the community. This will affect your entire destiny, your purpose or mission in life. A job could end. Major clashes with authority figures are likely. With good aspects there are awards or some form of recognition.

Eleventh House: You could decide to take on more responsibility within a group or end your affiliation with one. A friendship could go to another level, for good or bad.

Twelfth: This house can be the hardest for an eclipse. Often you are your own worst enemy. You could do the best if on a higher spiritual path to devote the year to volunteer at a hospital or for a nonprofit organization. It’s an opportunity to work through any hidden issues.

More info on Lunar Eclipses
During 2012 from Nasa

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge

www.sedonanewagestore.com

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Tlaquepaque’s First Annual Pet-a-Walkie Event

petTlaquepaque’s First Annual Pet-a-Walkie Event

Saturday, June 2

Prepare your pooches, felines, ferrets and parrots and embrace the First Annual Tlaquepaque Pet-a-Walkie, on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Pet parade extravaganza, with $500 costume prize and a trip to Cabo grand prize!

Fantastic musical entertainment, cool kid’s activities and scrumptious food.

Proceeds benefit The Humane Society of Sedona (HSS), co-sponsor.

Tlaquepaque’s First Annual Pet-a-Walkie

Or call (928) 282-4838.

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge

www.sedonanewagestore.com

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Sedona Bluegrass Festival

Sedona Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, May 30 – Sunday, June 3

BluegrassOn Wednesday, May 30 from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, hear the Burnett Family at the Sedona Library. Advanced tickets may be obtained from SBF by calling (928) 204-2415, admission is two cans of food and/or $5/person – seating is limited.

Burnett Bluegrass BBQ

BluegrassOn Thursday, May 31 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm is the Burnett Bluegrass BBQ at the Segner Ranch $65/person RSVP.

Friday, June 1 is the Burnett’s perform from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Hyatt Pinon Point, and then from 6:45 – 8:00 pm at Goldenstein Gallery.

Saturday, June 2 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm is the FREE WORKSHOP at Sedona Charter School with Run Boy Run.

Bluegrass titans Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutto

BluegrassSunday, June 3, 2012, 12:00-6:00pm – Los Abrigados, Creekside
Grammy Award winning Bluegrass titans Tim O’Brien and Bryan Sutton, an exciting new group The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, the ever popular Muskellunge Bluegrass, and rising stars Run Boy Run are the featured performers for the sixth Sedona Bluegrass Festival.

This year’s Sedona Bluegrass Festival will once again be held at Los Abrigados Resort & Spa – Creekside. Come and enjoy an afternoon of great Bluegrass in this spectacular setting on the bank of Oak Creek in the middle of Sedona. Click here for directions to the Resort. Festival seating: low-back lawn chairs or beach chairs allowed. There will be full sized chairs behind the lawn seating. No pets, smoking, weapons, outside food or beverages please. ADA compliant.

For more information visit sedonabluegrassfestival.com.

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge

www.sedonanewagestore.com

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War or Peace

War or PeaceWar or Peace

Is peace on Planet Earth really possible? This weekend we celebrate Memorial Day. A day when we thank our brothers and sisters who fought for our freedom. There is something really wrong with this. And yet I have bought into Patriotism along with the rest of you. I’m thankful to be free and think the only way to have it is to war against other human beings. Where did we get this idea? When where we taught to hate? When and who decided that we all had to think the same and have the same experience? It seems to have been happening on the planet forever. We were taught to hate the Native Americans, the French, the Germans, and the British. The list goes on and on. And then it became OK not to hate them.

As long as there is hate there will be revenge and revenge will never bring us peace. Is peace fiction? Can we really get everyone to want the same thing? No two people on the planet have the same world view. Our ego says, “I’ll feel better when you want the same things I want, then I’ll be at peace.” Is this really the game we came here to play? And if you don’t want the same things or if you’re using the resources I need for my survival, then I’ll destroy you because I know there will not be enough for me. And I have a view of a lifestyle and yours lifestyle doesn’t fit into it so off the planet you go.

One of Hitler’s followers once said” People can always be talked into following the leader of any cause. It Patriotic”. Most of us are sheep. It’s easier. Or we could refuse to be instruments of non-peace. Einstein Said, “I am not only a pacifist, I am a militant pacifist.” President Jack Kennedy once said” The most important function of the President is to keep us out of war”. And so who are we choosing to follow. What if we refuse to go to war? Makers of war let go of your oars.

Peace has to start somewhere. Your happiness is only about alignment with who you are. You can refuse to be an instrument of non-peace by aligning to a vibration that feels only love unconditionally because we are all in this together and the truth is that the world has enough resources for all of us. If we spent money on food instead of war and weapons of mass destruction we might have well fed healthy brains instead of blinding hunger. So there are new choices to be made. For us to choose differently we must feel differently. When you feel good it’s easy to send peace and love. When billions of individuals vibrate in love, that vibration can spread.

So how can we get there from here? By mastering a superior way of living for ourselves. Not waiting for our government to change. Not listening to the news that broadcasts war to us every day. While we focus on the problem, we keep creating it.

Now spirit is all I see, so it will be only what I create.

All sources of worry, no longer come up for me. What will be, will be. Now the world looks like a more peaceful place. By keeping my vibration in alignment, I see only ecstasy and so that is what I create. Remove hate from your vocabulary. Those who hate war, perpetuate war. Your inner sense of peace will be a beacon of light. And when we have enough beacons, we will have peace.

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge

www.sedonanewagestore.com

info@sedonanewagecenter.com
 

Child Astrology Report

Astrology ReportChild Astrology Report

Do you ever wish you had been born with a training manual for your parents? So they would know what you were about and how to care for your differences.

Well, we have one. Just give us your child’s name and the date, location and time of your child’s birth and we will email this important insight.
Regular Price $25.00
Memorial Weekend Sale: $19.99

Child Astrology Report

Please note: ALL Astrology Reports are On-Sale this Weekend !

 


About the Center for the New Age

Spirit guided us to this special place which centuries earlier
was used by ancient people as a ceremonial site. We were guided by Spirit to
open the Center at this place which is now the heart of spirituality in Sedona.

Description
We’ve searched the globe and pulled the most accurate Psychics and Healers and
amazing Massage-Therapists from all over the world who have come here to be part
of this special community, whose energy makes them even more psychic. Their
services are offered at the Center daily and by phone at (928) 282-2085.

Center for the New Age
341 State Route 179
across from Tlaquepaque
Sedona, AZ 86336-6111

888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge

www.sedonanewagestore.com

info@sedonanewagecenter.com
 

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

This past Mother’s day, I wrote an article about forgiving Mom. Looking back on the article, I thought it only seemed fit to include Dad this Father’s Day. Some of us had fathers who were not always around when we needed them. Every year, I went in search of a Happy Father’s Day card that did not reflect loving thoughts or memories. I did not want my father to feel as though he had been a great father figure. As I look back now, perhaps my behavior was a bit passive aggressive.

As I looked back on my life, I realize that without my father, I would not have become the awesome woman I am today. I now understand that my father was responsible for making me into an incredible human being and he was exactly what I needed. My dad was an undertaker. As a child, I would often think of how lucky I was to have perfect parents while riding in the back seat of a funeral car. However, as I got older, I began comparing my parents with my peers’ parents and came to the conclusion that I could have a better set of parents. However, what I did not realize at the time, is that my parents were perfect for me.

My father was one of four children; three boys and one girl. I later learned that all of the boys were alcoholics. My father would sometimes be gone for days. Occasionally, he would lose his job, resulting in my mother having to work. My father once left on a street corner for hours while he sat in a bar. I always thought it was my fault. In those days, people had difficulty in admitting their faults and would do their best to hide them. Therapy was definitely not “trendy” back then.

Father’s Day Challenge

The major challenge of adulthood is forgiving our parents. We often see our parents in others. Our parent’s traits are often recognized in our mates, our friends, our bosses and our children. Forgiving our parents is often the first step towards self-acceptance and maturity. Forgive your father this Father’s Day.

Everyone has childhood wounds and no parent is perfect. In my case, my parents were teenagers when I was born and we all grew up together. My parents had no intentions of hurting us. They only knew the parenting skills of their parents, and it is not for us to judge. Sometimes my parents were selfish and so were we.

Year after year, I clung to hope that my father would someday love me. I discovered later that my father did love me but could not express it. I would often call my father and tell him I loved him only to hear dead silence on the other end of the phone. Then one day he said “I Love You” back to me. He had grown. Our expectations are what we need to forgive. Once I discovered this wisdom, I allowed my dad back into my heart.

The sooner we allow ourselves to have compassion and understanding for circumstances beyond our control, the sooner we can move forward with our lives. The forgiving place is the beginning and the reward is realizing there was never really anything to forgive.

Thank you Dad and Happy Father’s Day

Center for the New Age is located at 341 State Route 179 (across from Tlaquepaque) Sedona, AZ 86336-6111. You can reach us at:
888-881-6651 Free
928-282-2085 Main
928-282-7220 Concierge
info@sedonanewagecenter.com

Or visit our website at: www.sedonanewagestore.com or our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Center.for.the.New.Age

The dates for Father’s Day can be found here.