January 01, 2014
Happy New Year 2014
Happy New Year Friends!
I am feeling truly blessed to have so many amazing people in my life. I want to encourage each of you, as I remind myself, to be kind. To treat the people you love with respect, even if you do not agree with them or you feel they have hurt you in some way. Most crimes to the heart come from crimes of the mind. Remember, life is not a contest; focus not on winning but on manifesting your own highest destiny. Use compassion instead of judgement, try walking in someone else's shoes instead of condemning them for not meeting your code. Everything is exactly as it is "supposed" to be already. Most likely the expectations you are asking them to live up to are the ones you still have not met yourself. Know your words are tools and you can use them to hurt as well as to heal. Ask yourself what you are creating in the world, each moment, with your words and your actions... with every being... and choose to create kindness.
Love to All! Happy 2014!
December 21, 2013
Happy 2013 Winter Solstice
Happy Solstice! This is a powerful time for introspection and planting the seeds for your evolution in the upcoming year.
By all accounts, astrologically, 2014 will be a another year of great flux. Many of us are over the high seas and changing change of the last couple of years... but it looks like for most of us, the ride isn't over yet. As most surfers know waves come in in sets... we are still in the middle of the 2012 shift and will be into 2015. Instead of fighting the chaos, I invite you to get your boards out and ride!
September 24, 2013
Is It Really Someone Else that Loves us?
The consciousness of love runs through us as a continuum, like an ever flowing river to the sea... but we chop it up and attribute it to individuals. We think when those individuals leave us the love stops. The illusion is that it came from those individuals. It "came" by our opening our hearts to them and letting it flow through us.
It is always there to flow through us if we let it. So often we hold back. So often we nip and bite at, we criticize and blame the ones who love us so as not to be disappointed, hurt or controlled by them. When we do this it is we who cut ourselves off from that river... and we who create the illusion of isolation. We then look for it someplace else... when where we need to look is inside.
September 17, 2013
Colluding With Violence
I saw a strange thing yesterday: A young guy in a Mustang whipped around a corner and hit a middle age guy in an SUV. The SUV, however, was straddling both lanes of a narrow passageway so technically he was at fault for being in the wrong lane. It was all fender bender kind of damage but adrenaline does strange things...The SUV driver came steaming out of the SUV yelling and screaming into the face of the young Mustang driver... The young guy started crying and apologizing, in total shock. He seemed totally convinced he was in the wrong... It made me think about how often we collude with bullies and people who are angry because we are so rattled by their violence.
September 15, 2013
Being At Peace
Being at peace does not mean everything has come to a standstill. It is instead the ability to be within the motion that already exists and flow with it. The earth is spinning on its axis but because we turn with it we do not feel its motion. Imagine marching against it's rotation because you wanted to "right" the Earth's motion. So often we want to control chaos and bring it to stillness because it makes us feel uncomfortable... but to be truly at peace with chaos we need to embrace it, be right in the thick of it, not fight it. We need to feel the uncertainty it brings up in us and ride it out. Awareness brings us into coherence with our environment, it makes us one with it. Chaos is meant to be chaotic, it has its own course. To react in any way to dampen it only contributes to it.
September 09, 2013
Those Pesky Emotions
We can not control the world... only our reactions to it.
It is a prescription for victimhood to make the world responsible for our emotional well being... it very unlikely it can comply with our demands.
To remain in our power and grace we must learn to navigate our own discomfort and find ways of transmuting fear, pain and anger into understanding and compassion, creating as few ripples outward as possible.
August 20, 2013
Are you listening or are you just hearing...?
Are you connecting or are you projecting, judging and reacting...?
Are you present or are you just there?!!
We can't dance from the sidelines!!
Allow yourself to receive!
Allow yourself to give!
Allow yourself to be present