Sunday, September 10, 2006

A Tribute to Cachinga and Samantha

There are natural cycles of life. Nothing real has ever died, only the names, forms, and illusions are gone. You have to let them go in order to make room for new things to arise or for transformation to occur. If you hold onto and resist at that point, you are refusing to go with the flow of life, and you will suffer. One cycle cannot exist without the other.

Even though Cachinga and Samantha are no longer in their physical bodies, they are teaching us how to accept what is and surrender to the Now. It is precisely at these times that surrender needs to be practiced if we want to eliminate pain and sorrow. They are teaching us BEING. As we accept what is, it immediately frees us and reconnects us with BEING. They are teaching us integrity which means to BE yourself and to BE real.

Join with me as we send love and gratitude to Cachinga and Samantha for BEING who there are and for sharing their lives with us. Feel the deep compassion of the deep bond between ourselves and their spirits. In surrendering and accepting their physical transition, I am reminded of an ancient teaching which tells us to "Love your neighbor as yourself" because your neighbor IS yourself and the recognition of oneness is Love, and the surrendering has transformed us. Thank you Cachinga and Samantha. It has been an honor and a privilege to have known both of you.