Tuesday, November 7, 2017

I'm Doing the Best I Can


What can I do?

This was a question that was asked often during the Indigenous Youth conference, and was answered beautifully by this story from keynote speaker Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard:

A huge forest was being consumed by fire. All the animals were transfixed, watching the forest burning, and feeling overwhelmed and powerless.

Except the little hummingbird.

It flew to the nearest stream, took a drop of water, put it on the fire, and went back for more, over and again, as fast as it could.

In the meantime, larger animals such as the elephants with trunks that could bring much more water, simply stood there watching, also feeling helpless. And they said to the hummingbird,

"This fire is too big. You are too small. Your wings are tiny and your beak can barely hold a drop of water at a time. It's even evaporating before it gets to the fire."

Without missing a beat, the hummingbird responded,

"I am doing the best I can."

This obviously applies to any situation in life that makes us feel overwhelmed or helpless.

So, wherever you are, be that single drop of water that quenches even the tiniest part of that raging fire.

Be the first to listen with an open heart and mind.

Be the one who makes amends.

Be the bringer of laughter and joy.

Be the carrier of goodwill and compassion.

Be the hand that reaches out.

Be the bridge-builder.

Be the love and peace you wish to see in the world.

~Mony <3

Image by Randall Ruiz on unsplash.com
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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Reaching Indigenous Youth Conference


Driving home tonight, my heart felt both heavy and hopeful.

I was at an all-day conference called “Reaching Indigenous Youth”, attended by Elders, Wisdom Keepers, MPs, Senators and so many individuals and organizations working for peace and reconciliation on all levels.

Words like genocide and apartheid are difficult to hear and evoke images of far-away lands, of peoples other than your own. To learn about what this country did to its indigenous population over the centuries - and to experience it through an activity called the "blanket exercise" - left me feeling shaken, outraged, ashamed.

It would’ve been easy to stay there, but the voices of the builders gave me hope.

Talk of healing of the Spirit lifted me.

Aspirations to a higher consciousness, where Love is the foundation of how we move forward together, united, as brothers and sisters sharing this land… made my heart sing.

There is much to be done to rebuild the broken trust, and the journey, as in any relationship, is fraught with perils…but at least we are on the path, walking together, moving into action – and that’s what matters.

Let there be reconciliation in the land, and let it begin within my own heart.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Author's Journey hosts Kevin T. Johns



Kevin Johns is a writer, ghost-writer, podcaster, writing coach... and punk rocker!

Join me on this episode of The Author's Journey as Kevin shares his passion and extensive knowledge not only as a writer, but as an entrepreneur in the business of writing.

To learn more about Kevin, please visit http://www.kevintjohns.com.

Enjoy, and please Subscribe and Share!

You can also listen to the PODCAST on soundcloud.com/mony-dojeiji.
~Mony

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fears of Other People, on The Pilgrim Story Hour vlog





On this episode, I share the story of Zelko, a Serbian man who had driven up and down the road wanting to meet us and to make sure we took away his message of the true heart of the Serbian people.



Our encounter with him would be a stand-out moment in our journey, and a reminder to not allow the fears, prejudices and anxieties of others to influence my experience.



I hope you enjoy it, and buen camino!

Mony



P.S. You can also listen to the PODCAST on soundcloud.com/mony-dojeiji.



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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Queen of the Oceans ~ by Mony Dojeiji

Original Soul-Portrait by Alberto Agraso

I am an explorer, 
Enthusiastic, curious and joyful as a child,
Navigating the waves of life’s adventures.

I feel safe, calm, 
Confident in the knowing that I am growing 
Into the fullness of Who I Am,
Accompanied by the wisest, most loving, 
Eternal part of Me.

She guides me, Protects me, Loves me.

I connect with Her. I am Her.

Through her eyes, I see my life.
Through her eyes, my life’s journey makes perfect sense.
Through her eyes, I understand that all is Love.

I see infinite possibilities and paths to explore.

I flow. I choose my destiny, Knowing
That the essence of all that exists– 
And what moves everything – is Love;

That all paths are my opportunity
To explore the Divine Light that I am;

That all paths lead me to the most sacred destination:
My Divine Light. 

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Courage over Fear


It is in these moments of despair and outrage that I believe we are called to choose from the deepest place of love within us.

And that requires courage…

To stand for what we believe, unswayed by all that we see.

To declare another way, one that begins with me.

To BE the helpers, the builders, the change-makers, the way-showers, the light-workers.

Let it begin with me.

~Mony


#consciousness #love #courage #lightworkers #faith #lovetrumpsall #light #loveandlight  #loveoverfear #walkthetalk

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Announcing my new TV show: The Author's Journey


It was a great honour to be asked to host and produce my own TV show dealing with books, authors and the written word:

"The Author's Journey"

Books have the power to ignite our imagination, help us see the world through perspectives other than our own, and leave us in awe and wonder of the marvels of the human spirit.

I invite you to join me as I interview authors across many genres, as they share their personal stories and journeys as authors.

VIDEO on my YouTube channel (monydojeiji) and facebook (monydojeijiTV).

PODCAST on Soundcloud (mony-dojeiji).

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