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Reflections



February 20th, 2017
Being Love

We spend so much time “doing”, it is easy to forget we are human “beings”.

I believe Love is the only Truth in our world and our lives.  The more we are being Love, the more we are being our true selves.

How do you show your love?  Through words, through a smile, through a thought, through a hug…?

The more you show your love, the more love will be reflected back to you…Hug, kiss, hold, delight and celebrate the love that is in your life.
It is you.  It is life.

Be Love!

February 13th, 2017
Releasing Resistance

Last Wednesday, I flew from Tucson to Phoenix on my way home to Philadelphia…I had just enough time to crank up my cardio and run from one gate all the way to the next to board my second flight, when I noticed red writing after my flight on the information screen as I ran past.  Unsure what it was, I stopped only to discover my flight had been canceled, due to an impending snow storm that wasn’t suppose to start for 5 hours after I was scheduled to land.

I was pissed.  Sweat dripping under my coat from my running, enhanced with my anger, I was feeling very hot, and not in the way I usually enjoy feeling hot.

I observed myself not wanting to accept this change in plan.  I was already on my way.  What was I going to do now?

During this whole time, I continued to feel uncomfortable and unsettled within.

As soon as I let go of what I had expected to unfold, and what I thought I had wanted, I could embrace what was happening.  I determined the best plan of action, and then was able to find the silver lining that came with it, as I boarded the bus back to Tucson for another 24 hours with my sister.

Releasing the resistance enabled me to return to a centered space of peace within my being and to access joy for the unexpected gift I was gaining rather than the perceived loss.

As I moved into trusting that all was unfolding perfectly for me, I could be present again in the moment I was in, and enjoy the gems that were part of this unexpected experience.

How often do you resist what is?

January 30th, 2017
Imagine Better

During these times of chaos and polarized opinions, it is easy to feel angry, misunderstood, unseen, disgusted, offended…This is a lot of negative energy coursing through you.
I invite you to transmute the nature of this energy and use it to motivate uplifting, inspired action through your creativity and imagination.

The passion provoked during these times is fuel that can positively effect change in the world. However, the initial catabolic energy must be purified into anabolic energy to do good.  As you become increasingly elevated, you can access more of this power within to imagine and create better.

Imagine beyond limits. Imagine beyond fears.  Imagine with wild abandon.  Imagine the most magnificent, and then envision even more so…We have the power to make our world better.  We must imagine possibilities beyond hate and anger, into love and unification.

It is time for each of us to start imagining better.

January 23rd, 2017
Be it. Now

What you Think..And what you Feel..And what Manifests is always a match, Every single time No Exception
- Esther Hicks

Rather than be unhappy about what you want that you don’t think you have or don’t think you are, I invite you to imagine you’ve already taken the necessary steps to become the very thing you desire…Whether it’s confidence, wealth, health, love, success…Imagine how you will feel when you’ve attained it…How will you act and behave?  How will you treat yourself and others?

Then start acting, behaving, and treating yourself and others in this manner, as if it’s already so.
Be the manner you believe you will be once you reach your dreams and goals.
And follow through on the tangible action steps that support you in continuing to grow more of your dreams and goals.

This is the practice that will attract to you, sustain, and expand that which you desire in your life.

Feel it.
Follow through.
Be it.  Now

January 16th, 2017
It is none of your business…

What other people think about you!

When you live according to external validation from others, and negative interpretations of self as an inner dialogue, it is easy to believe that other people make us do things, make us not do things, feel certain ways, not feel certain ways…

The solution is to not personalize others, positively or negatively.
Instead, stay connected to your truth, what you think about yourself.
If it’s not agreeable, explore what you want to shift to become better for you.
If agreeable, however, trust that is enough, and then choose what you want to do,
how you want to feel, who you want to be…
This IS your business!

 

January 9th, 2017
Getting Hooked

We only get hooked where we have a hole…

Our holes are our tender spots – the areas within ourselves where we believe we are lacking, limited, or not good enough.
Our insecurities make these areas easy for us to get hooked by someone else’s bait and wire.
The more we live based on external validation, the more we live in a state of anxiety and susceptible to the hooks of others.

However, the more we internally validate ourselves, the more we can live in peace as we eliminate our holes from the reach of other people’s hooks.  As we trust we are good enough, limitless, and abundant in our worthiness, we fill in our holes with our own love.
This supports us in being balanced and empowered, so we no longer are able to be hooked by others, regardless of their efforts.

 

January 2nd, 2017
Catch Up With Your Reflection

The new year often brings with it motivation for self-improvement.

As you contemplate how you want to grow and expand yourself this year, I invite you to first take a really good look at who you are today.
Sometimes we miss seeing our growth.  We keep expecting and believing ourselves to be how we used to be. We don’t even realize what we have become.

My guess is if you take an honest look at yourself, wearing glasses of self-love, you may be surprised by how amazing you are, even more so than ever!

Before deciding what you want the next level of your expression to be, I invite you to celebrate all you are today as you catch up with your reflection…

December 26th, 2016
Living My Song

Things changed dramatically when I was 42. During this time, I wrote a song of everything I wanted to breathe life into for myself, as I was creating on a new canvas, and had enough awareness to know that what I focused on is what I would grow.

As I sing this song to myself now, I marvel at how, less than a decade later, I am living this song from my heart…

“Let go in the moment.  Release what you’re holding onto. Be who you are.
Let go of the judgment, good, bad, right, or wrong.  Be who you are.

I Am success, I Am passion, I Am health, I Am free.
I Am authentic, I Am fearless, I Am all that I can be.

It’s the doing, the doing of being, that leads to the feeling of success.
It’s the doing, the doing of being, that leads to fulfillment of success.
I’m committed to do the being of my best.

I Am blessed, I Am grateful, I Am blessed…I Am
I Am blessed, I Am grateful, I Am blessed…I Am”

As another year winds down, and a new one begins, may you all write the songs whispering in your heart, and then keep singing it, until one day you realize, your life IS your song…

 

December 12th, 2016
What are you hearing?

Active listening is truly challenging…Not only can it be hard to keep your own mind quiet enough to hear what someone else is saying, every word used triggers certain definitions and feelings in us that may or may not be what the other person means.  It can be very challenging to not want to say something back, to defend, or illuminate for the other person.  And so often, what we hear versus what the other person means can be very different.

Yet being heard and feeling heard can be one of the most intimate acts two human beings can engage in.

I invite you to be conscious of how well you’re hearing what is being said to you, and rather than make assumptions or build whole stories based on a few words according to your own definitions, consider asking more questions, gaining more clarification of what someone actually means.

December 5th, 2016
Surprise!

Life frequently goes in unexpected ways…Some surprises are wonderful beyond what we expect, while others are unwanted.

Being flexible and fluid will ensure you make the most of every unanticipated experience that comes your way, even when they are undesirable.  Sometimes opportunities or gifts that result from unwanted surprises may take time to see.

When we lose the feeling of control in our life due to surprise, it can be very challenging.
Some surprises feel like waking up into a nightmare, although other surprises can deliver you into a dream come true.

Whatever is happening in your life unexpectedly at this time, may you find peace and strength within your center to navigate the major swings that come from life’s surprises.  And may you be able to see the unexpected gifts that come your way, even from the surprises that are painful.