What You Seek You Will Find
What is your perception of the people you come in contact with throughout your day? How do you experience the world in which you live? What you see and experience has a direct connection to what you look for. If you want to find evidence of what is ugly and frightening in the world, you will find it and its existence will affirm what you want to find. You will feel justified in thinking that there is no hope and that there is evil in the world. You will experience fear and seek to protect yourself from what you believe might attack you. All you have to do is watch the news, and as you are bombarded with story after story of conflict and problems, you begin to see a world gone insane with no hope for a positive future. And then fear sets in and makes you feel vulnerable […]
Should You Stay or Should You Grow?
Do you find yourself in a situation in which you are torn about what to do? You vacillate. One minute you think you know that you have to move forward. The next, you are drawn back to what is known. You aren’t happy or fulfilled in where you are or what you are doing. You are filled with a sense of yearning for something that has no clear definition but beckons in your awareness. You know where you are. There is a sense of comfort in what is known, but you know it is not all that you desire. You can’t give it words, but something beckons from within… a sense of more that you are meant to do. You are faced with a decision: should you stay or should you grow? Always, always choose growth. I want to share with you my experience of trying to “stuff” that yearning […]
Stand Strong in Your Own Worth
Have you been like me and looked to find your worth reflected back from others? Have you sought approval in the words and actions of others? Have you tried to be what you thought others wanted, believing that your worth was found in what others think of you? It’s a tough place to be, isn’t it, because what you sense from others really has nothing to do with you. It has everything to do with them and what is going on in their lives, how they are feeling, what they are preoccupied with, and a host of other variables, none of which has anything to do with you. Trying to feel good about yourself based on how others respond to you is like trying to keep your footing in shifting sand. If you want to see your worth reflected back at you, look in the mirror and own who you […]
Do you ever feel alone? Do you sometimes feel like it’s you against the world? I want to share something that I have realized — I can choose to feel lonely, but I am never alone. If I feel alone, it is because I choose to ignore who I really am. When we see ourselves as separate and alone, we are forgetting who we really are. We are seeing ourselves as physical beings… as bodies. It seems logical. My physical body is separate from your physical body; therefore, the “I” that I am must be separate from the “you” that you are. If I am separate from you, I am separate from everyone, and that means that I am on my own in this world… as are you… and everyone else. I don’t know about you, but that can be an overwhelming thought… … until I remember who I really […]
Connecting Deeply with Another
Do you get frustrated with the superficial level of communication that often prevails in society? Do you dream of experiencing deep connections with other people? Look no further than recognizing who you are… and who everyone else is. Think about what can transpire when two people truly see who the other is… when they see each other spirit to spirit… and allow their energies and minds to join. I can tell you from experience. You create a space that is greater than the two of you — a space in which you share deeply and wisdom comes forth that speaks of knowing beyond what you can know at a physical level. This wisdom comes from your spiritual beings. We are not separate from one another. There is no boundary between your spiritual energy and mine. We are all connected as spiritual beings. It is only when we identify ourselves as bodies […]
Who are you… really?
If I ask you this question, would you tell me your name? What if I asked you, “Who are you beyond your name?” Would you tell me what you do for a living? Who are you beyond your job title? Would you tell me that you are a female/male, father/mother/sister/brother, daughter/son, aunt/uncle, cousin, grandparent, friend, colleague? I want you to dig deeper. Who are you beneath labels? Would you respond that you are a person? Who are you as a person? Think more deeply. Who are YOU? You know what you see when you look in the mirror, but you are much more than a body. Wouldn’t you agree? Would you tell me that you are a personality with your own unique characteristics and traits? Would you say that you are a mind because you think your own thoughts? You are getting closer, but you are much more than that. […]
When in Doubt, Listen to Your Inner Voice
Dread clutched my being in its icy grip, Silent screams reverberated within me… beseeching me to listen… to pay attention. But no… I squelched them down, walled them up, tuned them out… And the pain continued. I wondered why. When I look back at the most painful times in my life, I realize that I knew before they even happened. I knew what I was getting myself into, and I chose to ignore what I knew. In the weeks leading up to my wedding, I grew more and more tentative. Doubt crept into my thoughts. Sleep evaded me. On my wedding day, a headache twisted screws into my head… tighter and tighter. I attributed it to nerves… pre-wedding jitters. Didn’t everyone have them? When the man I professed would never cheat on me became involved […]