Align

: to arrange things so that they form a line or are in proper position
: to change (something) so that it agrees with or matches something else
: to join a group that is supporting or opposing something

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Align (v.): early 15th century, “to copulate” (of wolves, dogs), literally “to range (things) in a line,” from Middle French aligner, from Old French alignierset, lay in line,” from á “to” + lignierto line,” from Latin lineare, from linea (related to: line). Transitive or reflexive sense of “to fall into line” is from 1853. International political sense is attested from 1934. No justification for the French spelling, and aline was early native form.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“I think it’s one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates.”

Angela Carter (1940-1992, born Angela Oliver Stalker, British novelist, short-story writer and journalist, known for her feminist, magical realism, and picaresque works)

Bio Source:

www.angelacartersite.co.uk

“And it turns out that tribes, not money, not factories, that can change our world, that can change politics, that can align large numbers of people. Not because you force them to do something against their will. But because they wanted to connect.”

Seth Godin (b. 1960, American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker)

Bio Source:

www.sethgodin.com/sg/

“I’m an underdog person, so I align myself with those who seem to be not considered valuable in polite society.”

Jessica Hagedorn (b. 1949, Philippine-American playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist)

Bio Source:

www.jessicahagedorn.net

“The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is not longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually – to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul – harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for life.”

Gary Zukav (b. 1942, American spiritual teacher and author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers, dedicated to the transformation in human consciousness; best known for writing The Seat of the Soul and The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics.)

Bio Source:

seatofthesoul.com/about/gary-zukav/

“Whenever you’re going through a tough time, generally, you become more compassionate, you become softer, you become more thoughtful, kinder. These are spiritual qualities that will help you to align yourself with God and God consciousness rather than with a split-fear based consciousness.”

Wayne Dyer (1940-2015, renowned American and international author and speaker in the field of self development, wrote more than 40 books, 21 of which were New York Times bestsellers)

Bio Source:

www.drwaynedyer.com

“It’s not an accident that musicians become musicians and engineers become engineers: it’s what they’re born to do. If you can tune into your purpose and really align with it, setting goals so that your vision is an expression of that purpose, then life flows much more easily.”

Jack Canfield (b. 1944, American author, motivational speaker, seminar leader, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur; best known as the co-author of the Chick Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be)

Bio Source:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Canfield

Alignment begins with a constituency of one. These are the individuals whose substance is real, pure and nonnegotiable. They share their vulnerabilities and fears in complement to their strengths. They are comfortable weaving all parts of their lives together in an integrated way. Our level of effectiveness, contribution and integrity of work and life are in direct correlation with our level of integration, self-actualization and total alignment to body, mind and spirit.”

Kristin S. Kaufman (Professional Certified Coach and founder of Alignment, Inc., an executive coaching and consulting firm)

Bio Source:

www.kristinkaufman.com

“Your life and work are made up of outcomes and actions. When your operational behavior is grooved to organize everything that comes your way, at all levels, based upon those dynamics, a deep alignment occurs, and wondrous things emerge. You become highly productive. You make things up, and you make them happen.”

David Allen (productivity consultant, founder of Getting Things Done, a work-life management system, and for writing the book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity)

Bio Source:

gettingthingsdone.com/about/

Meditation

“The requirements for our evolution have changed. Survival is not longer sufficient. Our evolution now requires us to develop spiritually – to become emotionally aware and make responsible choices. It requires us to align ourselves with the values of the soul – harmony, cooperation, sharing, and reverence for life.”

— Gary Zukav

We can easily align to something if we know who we are and what we value and love, essentially our worth.

Culturally, most of us have been programmed to align to other people’s desires, so we can get sidetracked, muddled, and confused.  When this happens our energy can become food for others to take and use as they wish.  Abusive relationships of any kind are detrimental to our wellbeing.  We suffer needless physical, spiritual, emotional, or psychological assaults, which by designed push us to forget who we are and what we were created be.

Despair cuts us from our inheritance and organic alignment to Source, partially isolated from our cosmic selves.  We are like falling leaves, scattered about in the wind, available energetically to resourceful vampires who try to pick off as their prey.

That’s why spiritual tools, practices, and drills are of the upmost importance as we evolve.  They elevate and protect us by allowing us to build and keep our infra-supra-structures strong.

Spiritual practices foster confidence in our alignment and relationship with Source and self, but it also promotes flexibility, so we can become more grounded, centered, and balanced in our physical and spiritual presence.

Stay aligned, whole, and on the path, my friends.

Written With Love,

Tonya

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