Guiding Principles

The Little One Diaries lay out specific guiding principles for living a joyful, heart-full, grace-filled life. From time to time this page will feature excerpts from The Little One Diaries on selected topics to provide a glimpse of the teachings contained therein.

Intentional Living

Intention creates.

Whatever you do, be clear about your intention. Be clear in your desire to hear, to serve, and to know. Your sacred text says this well: First, seek God’s kingdom and everything shall be given to you.

There are no magic steps, words, or rituals. It is the intention of the Heart that creates. Everything else is symbolic - though not irrelevant if it has value or meaning to you - but it is not necessary.

Is there a secret formula that has been withheld from you that someday you will accidentally stumble upon? No, not at all. You must be open. You must allow. You don’t need to create; it has already been created. It is already you.

Relax. Enjoy. Play. Smile more. Laugh always. Increase your ability to experience bliss. Do not worry that there is not enough bliss and joy to go around. There is more, and more, and more.

You have power over your experience in every moment.

When you feel that you have been filled, allow your heart to expand. Your paradigms need to stretch in order to accommodate this expansion. Release your limiting beliefs with blessing and gratitude.

Remember the story of the Bird and the seed:[i] The Bird’s ritual had meaning for him, but it also took away his freedom and his power to choose. His beliefs about the distribution and availability of the seed limited his choices. He gave up his freedom for an illusion of control. Yet, it was only an illusion, because the seed was there for him always and was not dependent on any prescribed behavior or level of worthiness. The Bird created his illusion system just as you create yours. It is time to release these illusions with gentleness and humor.

Do not seek to improve your prison by created more sophisticated superstitions...

Just take the boards off the windows and fly free.