It Will Blow Your Mind!

If everything stayed the same in our life and never changed—if our buttons were never pushed or our emotions were never triggered—we wouldn’t realize our freedom to decide how we will experience the moments of our life. We wouldn’t become aware of our power to choose who we will be when life surprises us with change. Change shakes our world and often inspires us to question our life, rather than merely going through the motions, unaware and unconscious that there is so much more to us for us know and to be.

We are so busy repeating what we have always done, we don’t look for anything new in self or the world around us…until something different shows up, a change in the ordinary. When some situation or condition gets our attention, and we can’t deny it or overlook it—whether it has to do with our health, finances, relationship with family, friends or coworkers; whether it is a change in where we will live or how we will live—it gives us cause to pause and consider how we will greet the new situation: with resistance to doing anything differently or with openness to something new. (Read more…)

It Wasn’t Me!

It has been said that the bad news is time flies; the good news is you’re the pilot. The world isn’t responsible for how we live in it each day, we are. And if we take responsibility for how we experience each moment, nothing in the world can stop us from living the life we choose. Do you feel “behind the wheel” in this earth plane? Do you take responsibility for your thoughts, words and actions (no matter what is happening around you) because you know you are perfectly free to decide for yourself who you will be in any moment? Or when things appear to go off course, when a bumpy or stormy situation comes up, do you look for someone else to blame for the direction your life has taken? (Read more…)

The Edge that Calls

Trusting that the Universe sends us exactly what we are ready for, at the exact time we need it, is the most powerful inner spiritual quality we can develop. Unless we learn to trust that the Power of the Universe is backing the changes in our life with all that is needed to bring about our greater good, we won’t be able to trust change when it—whether it is a sudden, unanticipated change in outer circumstances, or a disquieting energy within us that a change is needed. Trust allows us to be at peace with what is as it is occurring, and at the same time to feel a calm, and even joyous, anticipation of what’s next. Understanding that ALL things that occur in our life are helpful, when some things seem, at best, unhelpful—e.g., illness in the body, the loss of a relationship through death or a change of heart, the loss of a job or some other financial loss—can be very difficult. But that is where learning to trust gives us the strength and grace to get through. (Read more…)

The Impulse of the Heart

The human mind tells us “Stop!” when it comes to our doing so many things in life, while the impulse of our heart tells us to go for it (whatever “it” is) because our heart knows we are created to fly far beyond the limited, opposing concepts of a world that would try to keep our spirit grounded by fear. The Love that lives in our heart is a fearless Love that fills the Whole Universe with life. It places no limitations or conditions on our self-expression. The moment we allow our heart to take the lead in our life, its impulse inspires our thoughts, words and actions.

When Love is confined to the mind, and defined by our personal requirements for its expression by us and others, we confuse our definitions of love with Love, Itself, and we miss the Free Spirit of Love altogether. Love defined by the mind is seldom allowed expression because the very same mind that offers us reasons to love gives us plenty of reasons not to love. Everyday somewhere in the world unloving thoughts, words and actions take place (sometimes by us). But, it is when they seem to be more destructive than our own unloving thoughts, more harmful than our own harsh words, and more damaging than our own unkind actions (In other words, it is when they become news-worthy) that we begin to notice something isn’t quite right with the world in which we find our self.

When unloving, harmful, and damaging actions take place close to our dwelling place (i.e., in our country), and when those actions of “un-Love” involve the young as they did in Florida on Valentine’s Day, our attention seems to be more “personally” drawn to the hole in the collective human heart caused by the belief that we are separate from Love and each other, need reasons to love one another, and have good reasons to fear one another. Fear, and all it gives rise to—feelings of unworthiness and actions of rage, feelings of unlovability and actions of fury—are judgments of the human mind, not impulses of the heart. (Read more…)