This is the most “spiritual” thing I say to myself these days. The most empowered and compassionate. The truest. Even when it doesn’t feel true: I’m doing my best.
For pure encouragement
There’s a misguided critique I’ve often heard of great spiritual teachers. “If they were so evolved, why did they have a stroke or get cancer? Why’d she lose her eyesight? Or have migraines?”––as was the case with Krishnamurti, who used to holler from the pain of his headaches…
It’s been a while since I wrote a fresh update. I tend to stick to the how to’s and why what’s. Honestly, I think reporting on what’s been going on in my life isn’t my most useful offering. Which is why I will probably NEVER write a memoir. But when it’s all strung together, the last few months of my life might look like a teachable moment.
Contrary to popular belief, time is not the healer. We all know people who have gone decades holding a grudge. And we’ve all (hopefully) been blessed by someone who just chose to forgive and moved ON.
Love is a choice. And we can choose it any time.
Tolerance. Acceptance. Celebration. 3° of loving awareness that take us from slightly seething resentment… To an inner spaciousness that’s very kind. In other words… “agreeing to disagree” can either be total ego bullsh*t because we want to carry on with things, or it can be truly inclusive.
Your Inner Child is not you in this lifetime when you were 8 or 10 years old. It’s got nothing to do with age or timelines—it’s a SYMBOL.
Spiritual bypassing is when you put a spiritual spin on a “negative” experience to avoid uncomfortable feelings…
Karma is based on the Universal Law of balance: EVERYTHING must return to balance. Ignorance and wisdom, darkness and light. Karma is the calling forth of your creative energy, of your Love, to get everything back on track.
What’s still sitting in the basement of your psyche waiting to be freed up and healed? Evolution is about integrating all parts of ourselves. No fragmented self left behind.
I’m not suggesting that we never talk about our past again (though that’s not an entirely bad idea). But what if we: Only speak about our pain with the intention to heal it.
Don’t let old structures or dynamics clamp down your love and life force. Bring conversations about kindness, and self love, and TRUE INCLUSIVENESS to your team, and your clients, and your neighbours, and students, and strangers.
Whatever challenge you’re in right now, wherever you are stuck… not only are you going to get through to the other side—because all things pass, you’re going to be radiant when you get to the other side.
To women… to the dark, the spacious, the sweet, the jaded, the women who live as certain as light rays… A poem for International Women’s Day.
What’s your pain theme these days (this lifetime). Is it begging for love? Or screaming for it? Or is it just annoying? Pain is just your woundedness saying, “See me? Love me?” So see it. And Love it. You have two choices, and the deeper you go the freer you get.
What helped me tap happiness even in the midst of body aches and mental fog? I suspended judgment for my fatigue. I didn’t tell myself to push through. I didn’t critique the ways I got to an empty tank. I looked at exhaustion after challenges and hard work as… natural. (Duh.)
Consistency in relationships is powerful. Showing up for our humans is with steady love—it’s everything, really.
But what about our relationship with the DIVINE, our non-human family?
Courageous heart, over judgey head. Humans are layered. Love is worth going beyond first impressions.
A suggestion: DON’T TAKE THE HOOK TO DEFEND YOURSELF. Walking away from embroiled conflict isn’t necessarily weak… it can be an incredible act of self respect.
Rage is part of the human experience. And like all of our light and shadows aspects, it deserves to be honoured. And If we look at it with compassion, it won’t blind us.
It’s a huge stretch when we’re frustrated with other people’s choices… but the basic commonality we all have is CHOICE.
There are times to go to the mat for what you believe in. In my experience, MOST of the time, disengaging from duking it out is a very very good idea.
There’s so much that we want good n’ GONE. But here’s the thing: nothing is leaving your life or your thought patterns until you give it the light of your consciousness—your love.
“Inner Child” is a very useful term for our healing. But it’s so often misunderstood.
There are times in our lives when we bust out of habits and we do something new. Sometimes it’s the ego pushing us to prove ourselves.
What if we didn’t expend so much energy being in “protection mode”? What would that free up?
Tell me everything. How’s your heart? What can I do to help? What’s good for us? These 4 VERY SIMPLE, VERY DIRECT QUESTIONS will nourish every kind of relationship.
Patience is not a form of endurance. Patience is a form of life force. It’s a daily practice of accessing Divine Power.
Your family members are going to be who they are most of the time. There’s so much sanity to just letting yourself flow with someone else’s predictability—their norm, their nature. Accept it. Forgive it. Just tolerate it; or peace out if you don’t want it in your life. But don’t waste too much time wishing you could change it. Bless it.
Introvert, extrovert, Gemini, Virgo. Like it cold, like it hot. It’s all a label. And it can limit us in a lot of ways.
A prayer to say before you pray, making ALL we do an offering for ALL.