I have lots of experience with surrendering. Actually, to be more truthful, I’ve had lots of experiences not surrendering and using my will-power to bully on through, beyond where stopping, or at least slowing down would’ve been a better option. Using my will-power to push past where I’m meant to go, is very tiring and futile. It’s also painful. read more
I’ve held many positions within organizations – manager, customer service front-line, running an owner’s million dollar business, project manager, contractor, and employee left to my own devices. Every once in a while this quote from Werner Erhard comes into my consciousness: read more
It’s taken me forever to write another blog post simply because I really get that no two people are the same!! I knew this but it felt nebulous, or casual in a way. How can I write posts about growing spiritually if we are all different? The guidance I give is based on my personal experience and will be true for some people but not for all. No information or way of living will ever apply to everyone, and yet there is a great assumption out there that it will.
I am unique. You are unique. Pretty basic stuff right? But we judge ourselves and we judge others – all for our differences. We forget the fact that no two of us are alike, no two designs are the same. I bet if we were to place each one of us side by side – we’d create an amazing puzzle that interlocked perfectly. read more
I have a Pinterest account and I love it! I mainly post quotes, blog post images, comics, life lessons, etc. I can’t believe all the impressions and engagements I receive. In nine months I have gained 3.2 million monthly viewers and 3,400 followers. It’s very exciting and I’m having such a great time pinning!! I pin what attracts me, things I like and want to keep. Pinterest is a great place to do this because it’s easy! read more
Do you ever fret over making big decisions? Do your emotions get in the way trying to make everyone happy? Does your mind cloud things up with reasons, justifications and pros and cons? Or maybe you just blurt out an answer to end the torture! Decisions made this way usually are not in your best interest and can get messy. read more
Beware of the sinister, slimy agenda that is methodically and cleverly eliminating individuality and corralling us all into groups. It’s out there and it’s happening right under our noses. Individuality is going extinct. Watch and listen – people are being categorized all the time. The individual is a dying species. read more
I’ve been doing a lot of digging lately, really deep digging inside my being, getting into the nooks and crannies – the places where I’m still feeling unrest – in order to finally be at peace with it all. How many times have I been down this road? This time, I found some real gems and wanted to share one of them with you. read more
I was at my wits end trying to sink my teeth into a pressing life pattern in order to take a huge bite out of it. I finally did nail it, but it took a lot of digging. In doing so, I came to realize that the beliefs, emotions and feelings I experienced are very old – way before this lifetime. read more
Sometimes getting back to the essentials and basics is important. I find I need to stop all “input” once in a while because it only adds to any frustration I may be experiencing if I’ve let things build up too long. If I can’t get quiet to hear my own thoughts or feel my heart – it’s time to take a break. read more here
Listening is a skill most people believe they have – but in all probability – they don’t. I would even go so far as to say the art of listening is rare. Look back for a minute – how many times have you been genuinely heard? Most likely it’s a very low number – unless you are fortunate enough to have a good listener in your life which is a true gift!
Take this a step further: What about the number of times you’ve really felt “gotten” when you knew without a doubt the person listening had a true experience of you? Rare? I’d say so. read more here
Lately people have come into my awareness who fear public speaking. I can remember back when I had that same fear but was cured of it when the “meeting binder” was literally tossed into the group by my trainer. He said: “Just talk, you know what you’re doing!”
So I did. Read More
I love finding quick, easy, effective tools that help us reduce fear because reducing fear allows for more freedom of choice and for taking positive action in our lives. Emotional Freedom Techniques, EFT or “Tapping” is one of these tools. I felt moved to share this technique with you.
Our bodies want to help us stay healthy. They have a lot to say and are a wealth of information. We get busy, life is loud and we miss the subtle tones of our body trying to get our attention. No matter – our bodies will eventually find a way to stop us and make us listen – which at that point we might not like what it has to say.
Atrocious behavior from players participating in the FIFA World Cup has made watching the games both unpleasant and frustrating. I’m shocked at the blatant, aggressive tactics used by some of the teams. It’s like watching “big time wrestling” on a football (soccer) field. Many behaviors I’ve witnessed would be considered assault on the streets and would warrant arrest. Read More
An interesting notion. I was reading a friend’s blog post and had the realization: Miracles don’t come from anything we “know.” Just the opposite in fact. You can’t plan a miracle nor can you know how they will happen. Miracles come from the unknown, many times literally from nothing – that’s why they are miracles! Read More
One of life’s Golden Rule’s I like to adhere to is: Don’t interfere with nature. It’s always served me and is completely common sense. Well, I found myself violating this rule when I came face to face with a fledgling, one I’d been watching for days, trying to hide under a small fern. Read More
I experienced synchronicity this past week that proved to be significant enough for me to investigate. I watched an episode of Agatha Christie’s Poirot and an Inspector Morse within a couple of days of each other. Just so happens, the two episodes were really similar – I unknowingly chose to watch the episodes where each inspector dies. I saw the last episode of Poirot and the last episode of Morse. Incredible, I thought: How can that be . . . and why? Read More
In her book, The Power of the Spoken Word, Florence Scovel Shinn says: “Be Strong! Fear not: Fear is man’s only adversary.” She believes our word is our wand, filled with magic and power, and our word is the only weapon we can use to defeat our lions. “You face defeat whenever you are fearful!” Many of us at one time or another find ourselves at the mercy of fear, as in: Read More
I was listening to a friend of mine the other day as she was sharing her story about being in a very traumatic car accident many years ago. She said it took a lot of physical therapy and hard work to fully recover. However, she recalled the panic she felt being trapped in the car, waiting for rescuers to free her and how this panic feeling is still with her today. She said anytime she feels “trapped” or sees someone “trapped” (like on TV) it’s like she is right back in that car, feeling extreme panic again. Read More