Posted on May 1st, 2013
“There is no god higher than truth”. ~Mahatma Gandhi
The truth is within each of, even if we don’t hear it. But when we listen, like a crisp, clear day, it refreshes us, wakes us up, and brings us into present reality. The truth supports us to live from integrity, compassion and wisdom.
We access our truth by trusting our instincts, sensing our intuition, and listening to our inner voice. These go beyond societal programming, family conditioning, and any beliefs we may have picked up along the way. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 1st, 2012
“Silence is a source of great strength.” ~ Lao Tzu
Stepping into an inner sanctuary of silence supports you to find your Self. Daily distractions, noises and busyness cover up this blissful state of being and before you know it, you’ve forgotten who you are. It’s easy to get lost in activity and think you are the task, or the taskmaster.
Taking time each day to return to your essence where stillness and silence abide, restores clarity, balance, and inspiration. Inner silence is like a blank slate where all creativity begins. At first it may feel daunting, this empty space with no walls, floors, or ceiling; no structures or pathways to follow. But overtime, as you relax into the spaciousness, you sense the richness, knowing it is the place where all life emerges. It becomes the playground to create and manifest your heart’s desires. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 7th, 2012
The source of life is within each of us. Everything external emanates from our own spark of light. Our eyes may view us separate from everything in our lives, but this is just a mental perception. In reality we are connected through an invisible force - we are all threads in a magnificent weave we call the universe.
The source of love, abundance, and creativity are not outside of us. Remembering this truth empowers us to create our lives from higher states of consciousness rather than from lower limited conditioning and mental programming. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 5th, 2012
“We are the yin and the yang of the creative process.” ~ Cynthia Weil
Soft, gentle, nurturing, surrendering to what is. This feminine essence flows throughout all life forms bringing balance to the active, energetic, masculine essence. Without this yin/yang balance life becomes either too slow and stagnant at one extreme, or over busy and pushy at the other.
Unfortunately our world has become masculine dominant over the centuries, denouncing the feminine as weak and passive. We’ve seen this displayed as aggression, manipulation and control in nations, governments, financial institutions, and corporations. But when we look closely, we see it in ourselves too. We catch ourselves pushing beyond our limits, driven to success, over busy with activities. We fear that if we slow down everything will fall apart. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 2nd, 2012
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
Breathing in, breathing out. This is the natural rhythm of the endless flow of life. We breathe in oxygen to nourish the lungs and body, and we breathe out what is no longer needed. The same goes with anything in life.
The in-breath allows us to receive, the out-breath supports us to release. This ebb and flow is within all of life. If we try to hold on to the inflow we feel restricted and tight. If we push the outflow we move out of balance. Focusing on our breathing reminds us of this simplicity. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 2nd, 2012
“The silence often of pure innocence persuades when speaking fails.”
~ William Shakespeare
Innocence is the purity of being, the essence of who we are. We see this innocence in babies and young children, in our beloved pets, and in the eyes of the dying as they let go of this dimension and move onto the next.
Deep within us, our innocent nature waits to be acknowledged, to be accepted, and shine forth into the world. Like a crystal or diamond, it reflects who we are at the core of our being. When we open ourselves to it, nothing can cover its brilliance. The masks we wear, the roles we play, and the personas we don, all move into the background of our true light. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on February 1st, 2010
“The power of intention is the power to manifest, to create, to live a life of unlimited abundance, and to attract into your life the right people at the right moments.” ~ Wayne Dyer
When you set an intention through thoughts, words or vision, the power of intention creates a momentum that carries you forward to your desires. Simply stating, “I intend to do, be or experience” something is akin to making a commitment; a promise to yourself and the Universe. If it’s made with the intent being for the highest good of everyone involved, divine sources come into assist.
As Goethe said, “All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred…unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”
Intention is filled with certainty, enthusiasm and courage. Intending to achieve something is claiming it as yours. It is then created on an energy level and it is just a matter of time before it manifests into material form. The power of intention can be used to focus on anything in your life - not just external goals and dreams, but internal states of being, shifts in perception, and emotional, mental and physical healing. Intending to experience a state of being such as ease, joy or freedom can manifest very quickly as you are the creator of your own experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 1st, 2010
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” Diane Ackerman
To live life fully is to embrace the richness of each moment, each experience, each encounter. Life is filled with an array of experiences, some pleasant, some not. If we shut our eyes to the unpleasant side, we miss out on the wholeness and fullness of life. When we are present in every aspect of our lives we rely less on external circumstances to fill us up as we know we are already complete. We are then free to enjoy the different scenarios without attachment. Like the turn of a kaleidoscope, each day offers a new picture.
Some miss out on the fullness of life because they are too afraid to participate; they live vicariously while their life sits on a shelf like a book waiting to be opened. Others fill their days with so much busyness and distractions their life becomes a blur, similar to the terrain when you zoom past it on the highway. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on April 1st, 2010
“I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief.” Gerry Spence
With an open heart love emanates from our very being into the world unobstructed. We are safe when our love flows fully. Shut down, our heart becomes hardened and vulnerable. Open, we embrace ourselves and others with tenderness, compassion and joy. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on May 1st, 2010
“As we grow as unique persons, we learn to respect the uniqueness of others.” Robert H. Schuller
We are each unique beings; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In addition to having a distinctive finger print, iris and voice pattern, we have a unique combination of personality quirks, feelings and thoughts. We each see life through the lens of our own unique experience, beliefs and perspective.
When we embrace our uniqueness, our gifts and talents come to life. Our soul has permission to shine through. When we conform in order to fit in, be accepted and avoid rejection, we shut down, numb out and give our power away. As we learn to practice self-acceptance and honor diversity, we feel safe to be our authentic self.
We all long to be seen for who we really are; not just our physical image and personality, but who we are as spiritual beings expressing our uniqueness in human form. Although we are all one at our core, at the same time we are unique vibrations of energy. When someone recognizes and acknowledges this, we feel seen and known on a deep level. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on June 1st, 2010
“You cannot belong to anyone else until you belong to yourself.” Pearl Bailey
Down deep we all want to belong; to a family, a group, a community, and for many, a nation. As human beings, desiring a sense of belonging is most likely coded into our DNA in order to propagate the species. But as spiritual beings, we know we are whole in ourselves and connected to the oneness of life. From this perspective, belongingness just is.
Loneliness and a feeling of disconnection indicate a lack of connection to our spiritual selves and the Source of all life. When we are spiritually centered we don’t give our power away in order to impress others, people please, or fit in. We don’t join groups to feel accepted or to have a sense of belonging. We partner with others who resonate with our current beliefs, values and interests. We participate in romantic relationships, friendships, businesses, and groups in order to share and express our true nature. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on July 1st, 2010
Nourish your Spirit with Stillness
Nourish your Mind with Knowledge
Nourish your Heart with Unconditional Love
Nourish your Body with Living Food
Nourish your Relationships with Thoughtfulness
~ Tim Ong
Kind, caring, considerate behaviors stem from thoughtfulness; being thoughtful grows out of conscious awareness and compassion. To be thoughtful doesn’t mean twisting and bending out of alignment to meet others’ needs. When we are centered and balanced we are naturally thoughtful to ourselves as well as others.
With conscious awareness of our impact on the world, we consider the ripple effect of our words and actions. We are also considerate towards ourselves - our mental, physical and emotional needs. We express care and concern to loved ones and the environment. Extending a kind thought or gesture, knowing it will brighten another’s day, becomes the norm.
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Posted on August 1st, 2010
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha
Have you ever experienced a state of pure light and spaciousness where love is as endless as the sky and as free as the wind? This is self-love, unbounded by conditions, rules and restrictions. When we let go of concepts of love we touch into its true essence. It’s more than a notion we conjure up in romance or an expression of care and attachment we have for another. It goes way beyond a feeling in the heart; although it may stem from there. Love is a state of being that is always available for us to open up to, breathe in, and explore the world from.
Total self-love is akin to having a tap fully turned on; love flows freely and continually. It’s only when we allow judgments, invalidation and expectations to get in the way that the flow is blocked. Fortunately we always have the opportunity to increase our love and wash away the obstacles. From this higher state we experience the delight of self-affinity and the effects of self-esteem. Pettiness, fear, scarcity, and jealousy have no room to grow. Instead, the seeds of generosity, trust, care and compassion are sown and grown. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 1st, 2010
“Tug on anything at all and you’ll find it connected to everything else in the universe.” John Muir
What are you connected to and present with in your life? In such a busy world it’s easy to feel disconnected to things that matter most to us. Yet with awareness we can reconnect to our passion, purpose, friends, family, work, hobbies, and nature in the present moment.
Connecting to the body through breathing, sensations and emotions anchors us into the present moment where we can connect more easily to our surroundings. Centering within our spiritual selves and the God of our heart connects us to our purpose and passion. Touching into our heart center supports us to have authentic, meaningful connection with others. Spending time outdoors with the wind, trees, water, and variety of creatures that inhabit this planet brings us into alignment with our natural rhythms and cycles. Gazing at the stars and planets reminds us that we are not alone; we are interconnected with the whole Universe. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on October 1st, 2010
“Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.” David Bohm
Embracing wholeness is acknowledging our fullness, completeness and oneness with the Source of all life. It’s knowing deep within that we are not separate, isolated human beings, but spiritual beings woven together into the fabric of the Universe.
We lose this sense of wholeness when we go outside ourselves for fulfillment. When we look to others for our sense of Self. When we believe the source of love comes from another, not from ourselves. It is then that we forget who we are and start to give our power away. Our enjoyment of simple pleasures, interactions with others, rewarding work experiences, and deep intimate relationships lose their sparkle when we move off center.
As we reconnect to our truth that we are whole and complete, we feel Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on November 1st, 2010
“Through allowing, you become what you are; vast, spacious. You become whole. You are not a fragment anymore, which is how the ego perceives itself. Your true nature emerges, which is one with the nature of God.” Eckhart Tolle
Allowing things to be as they are, allowing possibilities to arise, allowing ourselves to feel and experience life flowing through us; this is what living is all about. Holding back, numbing out and resisting what is, takes a tremendous amount of energy. We do this by constantly thinking, judging and analyzing, by controlling all the details, and blocking out our feelings and intuition.
When we let go into the moment and sink down into our body, we experience the river of life instead of watching it pass us by. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on December 1st, 2010
“Patience is the companion of wisdom.” ~ Saint Augustine
Patience is filled with ease, peace, and grace. As we touch into its essence we instantly relax; a deep breath ensues and we know that everything is in divine order. When we embody a state of impatience we feel rushed, hurried and stressed. There’s an urgency to do or complete something and if anything interferes, a wave of anger arises engulfing anyone in its path.
We can’t try to be patient as ‘trying’ only reinforces impatience. We can hold our breath, tap our toes and count to ten while waiting for someone to do things our way or for a situation to resolve itself, but this is a forced form of patience; one that only disguises our inner wrath temporarily. To truly become patient, we have to move into an inner state of patience. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on January 1st, 2011
“Vision: the art of seeing things invisible.” ~ Jonathon Swift
A vision is an energetic blueprint of what we want to manifest into physical reality. With our vision we create the world. What vision do you hold for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, your country and the planet?
If we stay locked in the past, we unconsciously create the same patterns over and over again. As we move into the present and consciously vision a new reality, we create new experiences in our daily life. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted on February 1st, 2011
“Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention.” ~ Greg Anderson
The very thing we focus on expands in our awareness, transforming our world view. Have you ever noticed how a few negative thoughts can lead to a dark, stormy day? Or how an inner sense of certainty can help you rise above obstacles?
If we have a strong focus, one that is anchored in the present moment and aligned with reality, we tap into a powerful source of energy. If we have a weak focus, one that ignores the here and now, and flits from one thing to the next, we drain our energy and feel scattered and confused.
We can choose where we place our focus. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on March 1st, 2011
“If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up in the direction we are headed.” Chinese Proverb
Your destiny depends on the direction you set for yourself. If you consciously choose the path you want to follow, you’ll be less likely to give your power away to other people, situations and circumstances. And you’ll be more likely to rise above past conditioning and limiting beliefs.
We each have the ability to create a new reality for ourselves. One filled with an array of possibilities. When we listen to our heart and soul for direction, we enjoy every step of the journey. If we follow the lead of our logical mind, or worse yet, the logic of others, we risk getting sidetracked, stuck, or repeating old patterns.
We are the source of our joy and our sorrow, our ease and our struggle. It is up to us to determine what we want to experience and what direction will lead us there. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on April 1st, 2011
“Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.”
Centered in yourself, in your life, in your very being brings peace, balance, and clarity. Yet with so many external distractions, to-dos, and responsibilities it’s easy to get off center and lose your internal focus.
We lean sideways searching for answers and guidance from without, we topple over trying to please others, and we tumble down slippery slopes of pleasure and despair. Whenever we give our power away to something outside of ourselves, whether it’s pleasant or not, we risk losing our center and essentially losing ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on May 1st, 2011
All healing is first a healing of the heart. ~ Carl Townsend
Healing is the process of our mind and body coming into alignment with the wholeness of our soul. As spirit we are whole, perfect and flowing with the source of creation. But with life pressures, limiting beliefs, and societal conditioning, our mind and body get off center, out of sync, and unbalanced. This leads to aches and pains, illness and suffering.
What we place our focus and attention on expands in our awareness and experience. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 1st, 2011
“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
Our possibility space is bursting with a life’s worth of dreams and visions, which remain on an invisible realm until we either discard them or manifest them into physical reality.
This awareness in itself is enough to open our perspective to see more opportunities in life. Potentials for love, friends, finances, hobbies, career opportunities and whatever our heart and soul can dream up suddenly appear out of nowhere. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on July 1st, 2011
“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Your very presence has an impact on the world. Without doing or saying a thing, your energy emanates to those around you. As you fill with love, flow with certainty, and sparkle with enthusiasm, you add these qualities to the atmosphere.
We tend to think that we have to do or say something special in order to make a difference in the world. Yet it is sometimes the quiet, soft spoken one’s that have the biggest impact on people’s lives. Just being in the presence of someone with a high level of consciousness can transform your reality. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on August 1st, 2011
“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
Support is solid ground underneath as you take a new step; it’s the wind breathing fresh air into a stagnant space; it’s a ray of sunshine beckoning a flower to blossom.
We all need support from time to time, and we each benefit when we offer it to others. It might be a friend who listens with compassion to another’s dilemma, or a parent who opens their child’s eyes to a new perspective, or a neighbor who brings a warm meal to a grieving family.
When support is offered from the heart and soul, it’s wrapped in love, care, and encouragement. If it’s offered from a place of guilt, duty or pity it plants the seeds of victimhood along with it. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on September 1st, 2011
“With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.” Chinese Proverb
When we want to achieve a goal so desperately we push and prod and try to rush the process, we end up frustrated and exhausted. If we resist an uncomfortable experience, we thwart the possibility of growth and healing. When we embrace patience, the universe supports our endeavors. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on October 1st, 2011
“Certainty is the mother of quiet and repose, and uncertainty the cause of variance and contentions” ~ Edward Coke
Confidence comes once you’ve taken the leap and built self-assurance through experience. It’s in the mind and body, whereas certainty is in the soul. If you don’t feel confident about an area of your life, touch into your certainty and it will support you to move towards your goal. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on November 1st, 2011
“The mystic doesn’t seek to avoid a disagreement so much as to infuse it with grace.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Being in a state of grace requires moving into the present moment; a place where you can operate from your higher self rather than your ego mind. A place where you can watch your thoughts as they come and go and not get tied up in them.
Posted on April 3rd, 2012
“You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, I release the need for this in my life.”
~ Wayne Dyer
Releasing the past along with old stories, roles, stuck emotions and unhealthy patterns allows us to open a new space to create in. Releasing can be a gentle process, although it may not always feel that way at first. If we begrudge the past, or resist the emotions, they become sticky and stay in our consciousness. If we hold on tightly to the positive aspects, we prevent them from growing into something even better.
Being in a state of release supports us to flow with whatever is taking place in the present moment. The amazing thing about release is that we really only let go of what no longer serves us. Our authentic selves remain and shine forth even brighter. It’s as simple as taking off a piece of clothing you no longer need. You acknowledge its presence, take it off and put it down. For a moment you may feel naked until you put on another piece of clothing, but without that bare state you can’t move into something new. Read the rest of this entry »