Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Embracing the Light

"It is true, I will not lie to you; it is easier to throw away the light and go back to sleep. It is true, it is hard to hold the skull-light out before us sometimes. For with it, we clearly see all sides of ourselves and others, both the disfigured and the divine all conditions in between. Yet, with this light the miracles of deep beauty in the world and in humans come to consciousness. With this penetrating light one can see past the bad action to the good heart, one can espy the sweet spirit beneath the hatred, once can understand much instead of perplexed can determine consciousness and unconsciousness in oneself and others. It is the wand of knowing. It is the mirror in which all things are sensed and seen. It is the deep wild nature." ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D.

I read this last night in the book, Women Who Run with The Wolves. In it she is talking about touching in to the wild nature, the pure nature of yourself. And that when you illuminate this piece of you, sometimes you want to un-know, to run from what the light has shown you. It is easier to just go through life without feeling or consciousness. But, once you illuminate your life, once you light the fire in your soul you can not turn back, for you have been gifted from the universe. Although sometimes difficult and sometimes there is too much feeling and knowing, this is where great joy is. This is where passion and wild, yet conscious nature is. This is you, the purest form of you. The reason you are here. Embrace your fire! Embrace your light that is shining for all to see, and protect your wild nature. As this year comes to an end this evening, I am reflecting on life as it has been. It has been an incredible journey this year and I have been gifted with illumination of my soul, my purpose and my gifts. I am excited for this new year and continuing to embrace the Wild Woman within. Happy New Year to you and may you find the wild nature within each day. Namaste :)

Monday, December 29, 2014

Tell the story of what you want

I just finished a book by Esther Hicks and Wayne Dyer called Co-Creating at Its Best. (By Hay House Publishing, I added the link to the book) It is a conversation between Wayne Dyer and the collective consciousness known as Abraham. The book is so powerful! I am about to start it over again, I like to do that because I always get more out of my second read. The first read is like a little kid excited to open gifts and I am overwhelmed by all the messages, the second time gives me the chance to slow it down and think about the messages. One of the messages that stood out the most to me was if you want to feel good, then you first have to find the feel good feeling.

It is quite difficult for me sometimes to be in a not good feeling and somehow get to a feel good feeling. Today, towards the end of the book Abraham made the point that this physical life is where it is all at, that we are able to create whatever it is that we want, and we do it every day. I was able to notice some patterns in my thinking and how I have concentrated too much energy on what I don't want, and that I need to focus that energy on what I do want. When I think about what I don't want the momentum of feelings creates more of what I don't want. It is like a snowball gaining momentum and eventually becoming an avalanche. During a meditation this weekend I felt my soul's expansion, and I realized how much I am, and that I can tap in to the universal energies any time I want. And I also realized I have been pinching myself off more often than not lately. So my focus is to start thinking more about what I do want, and appreciating that I now know what I don't want. I decided to start the snowball right now of everything that I want. It is time for me, and I am so appreciative that I know now exactly what I don't want so I no longer have to focus on that any longer. What is your snowball creating right now? Is it time for you to start focusing on what you do want, and stop giving energy to what you don't want? Namaste :)

Monday, December 22, 2014

Monday Morning Funk? Turn to Gratitude!

This morning I woke up and I wasn't feeling positive. And on the way to work I started listening to a new book, and it help reset me. It is a book with Dr. Wayne Dyer and Esther Hicks/Abraham, called Co-creating at it's best. It was exactly what I needed to hear at the exact right moment. It reminded me that my feeling in a funk was attracting more of the negative emotion. So I took a deep breath and I chose to open up and listen to the words in the book. If you hold a positive thought or vibration for 17 seconds, the law of attraction brings another thought of good vibration, and then another 17 seconds brings more, etc. And I really made the conscious choice to feel good. I started with gratitude. I thought about the beauty I have in my life, that I helped co-create. My relationship that is full of love, support, friendship and joy. I thought of my kids who are creative, compassionate, witty and fun. I thought of the beauty of being able to drive to work and listen to the book. I thought of the mountains surrounding me, the river flowing, and the beautiful sky. Gratitude helps reset you when you are feeling like you are in a "funk" and it sure did this morning. So if your Monday is feeling like it was off to a funky start, then start thinking of gratitude and everything in your life to be thankful for. If it started off in a beautiful vibration and you are aligned with your highest good then keep the momentum going!! The greatest gift we can all give to each other is our own happiness, when we are happy we radiate that happiness to all beings. Sending out love and happiness to all this morning <3, Namaste :)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Being a Mother (Author Unknown)

A good friend sent me an email with this story in it, by an unknown author. I googled it and found it on a website As I sat here with tears rolling down my eyes, I figured even if it isn't Mother's Day, I wanted to share it. It is a great reminder of what is truly important in life, spending time with the people you love the most. I am so grateful to have two amazing children who express their love for me, even as teenagers. Being a mother has been one of the most challenging, yet the most wonderful experience - far beyond what I could ever have imagined. I don't think there are enough words to describe the love I have for my kids, and I am not sure that they will ever realize it until they have their own. The quote attached to this is one that I shared with my Mom, because out of everything in life we could have had, the one thing she left me was the feeling of being unconditionally loved, and she didn't realize how much she meant to the world. She is no longer in the physical realm, but she resides with me always. Being a Mom is such a blessing. Remember to tell the people you hold dear "I love you" as often as possible. Namaste :) 

After 26 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to                                                  
take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She 

said, "I love you, but I know this other woman loves 
you and would love to spend some time with you."

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
 was my MOTHER, who has been alone for 11 years,
 but the demands of my work and my children had
 made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
* * *
That night I called to invite her to go out for
dinner and a movie.
* * *
"What's wrong, aren't you well,' she asked?
* * *
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
of bad news.
* * *
"I thought it would be nice to spend some
time with you," I responded. "Just the two of us."
She said, "I would like that very much."
* * *
That Friday as I drove over to pick
her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived , I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
about our 'date.'  She waited in the door.  She had fixed her hair nicely and was wearing the
outfit that she had worn to celebrate her last
* * *
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
angel's.  Mom said: "I told my friends that I was going to go
out with my son, and they were impressed," she said,
as she got into my vehicle. "They can't wait to hear about our date."
* * *
We went to a restaurant that, although not
elegant, was very nice and cozy.  My mother took my
arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
read large print  Half way through the entries, I
lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
me.  A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I
who used to have to read the menu when you were
small," she said.  I responded, "then it's time that you relax and
let me return the favor."
* * *
During the dinner, we had such a nice conversation- -nothing extraordinary, but catching up
on events of each others life. We talked so much that we missed the movie.
* * *
As we arrived at her house later, she said,
"I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me
invite you."  I agreed.
* * *
"How was your dinner date?"
asked my wife when I got home.
"Very nice; much more than I could have imagined,"
I answered.
* * *
A few days later, my mother died of a massive
heart attack.  It happened so suddenly that I didn't
have a chance to do anything for her.
* * *
Some time later, I received an envelope with a
copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
mother and I had dined. An attached note said: "I
paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I
could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
plates - one for you and the other for your wife.
You will never know what that night meant for me.
I love you, son."
* * *
At that moment, I understood the importance of
saying in time: "I LOVE YOU" and to give our loved
ones the time that they deserve.  Nothing in life is
more important than your family.  Give them the time
they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
till 'some other time.'
* * *
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back
to normal after you've had a baby....somebody
doesn't know that once you're a mother,
'normal' is history.
* * *
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
instinct...somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
* * *
Somebody said being a mother is boring....
somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.
Somebody said if you're a'good' mother,
your child will 'turn out good'....
somebody thinks a child comes with
directions and a guarantee.
* * *
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a
mother...somebody never helped a fourth grader
with their math.
* * *
Somebody said you can't love the second child as
much as you love the first...somebody doesn't
have more than one child.
* * *
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother
is labor and delivery....
somebody never watched her 'baby' go to their
first day of school...
or head off to university, or move away from home.
* * *
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her
child gets married...somebody doesn't know that
marriage adds a new son or daughter-in- law to a
mother's heartstrings.
* * *
Somebody said a mother's job is done when
her last child leaves home...
somebody never had grandchildren.
* * *
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so
you don't need to tell her...
somebody isn't a mother..