December 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Overcoming Fear, Practical Spirituality

We humans are complex beings, with many moving parts – both literally and figuratively.  In order to experience the maximum amount of joy and peace while we are here, it behooves us to coordinate all those moving parts so they are working harmoniously towards our intentions rather than going off willy-nilly in their own directions all the time.

The parts we are happy about move with relative ease and grace on their own, because they are fueled and coordinated by the love and appreciation we give them.  But the parts that we don’t like, or worse yet, the ones we fail to even acknowledge . . . well . . . they can become like poorly behaved children, constantly throwing tantrums to get our attention, being destructive (i.e. addictive behaviors) or causing issues with our relationships, money, and health.

It takes a brave soul to be willing to look beyond the vision in the mirror to see not just what is pleasing to us, but also that which seems too scary, too wounded, too beyond redemption.  But that brave soul will be richly rewarded for her courage because to the degree we are willing to see and accept all of our parts, is also the degree to which we can receive and accept love, light and joy into our lives.

Unfortunately, while we hide from and/or try to protect our so-called “dark” sides or “shadow” selves, we also unwittingly shield them from all the good stuff too.  Whatever we’ve stuffed in the closet, hidden under the bed, or buried underneath too much food, drink, sex or whatever, does not have the opportunity to receive the blessings that we feel when someone loves us, when we see the exquisite beauty of a sunset, or the sheer joy of our household pet welcoming us home even though we were only gone five minutes.

It also takes an awful lot of energy to hide from and/or protect those unwanted parts!  It becomes a 24/7 job!  There is no respite!  There is no coffee break!  There is no vacation!  Every minute of every day, of every week, of every month, of every year a part of us stands silent guard watching and waiting to be sure the shadow doesn’t get out or the victim within is not hurt one more time.  It is EXHAUSTING!

And perhaps the most damaging consequence of not accepting our dark sides, is that they never have the opportunity to become light – to “grow up” in effect.  We become co-dependent “enablers”, adjusting to the wounds rather than seeking out the source of the infection and curing it from the inside out.

These darker parts of us DO powerfully affect our intentions and manifestations as well.  Despite our best efforts to keep them from doing so, energetically speaking the force and power of these hidden selves still exist and often show themselves in thwarted attempts to achieve success in our business, or our love life, or our diet/health.  While we may not be consciously aware, we are actually acting out  ”push-me/pull-you” and often never able to bring into physical form that which we most desire because of our internal power struggles and mixed messages.

Today you can begin to change that by making a simple decision.

Today, you can choose to be brave enough to look in the mirror – that is look all the way THROUGH the mirror.  This time though, arm yourself with the love of a battalion of angels by your side, (and/or by whatever Universal Dream Team you choose to call on).

Today, call on your Infinite Inner Power which stands at the ready for you — so you can look just a little deeper and see one part of you that you’ve resisted seeing for oh soo long.

Look at him/her/it through the eyes of your all-loving Divine Spirit.  Your Divine Spirit sees only perfection, even when your human eyes see otherwise.  Your Divine Spirit has no judgment – it does not have a language of disapproval, dislike, bad or wrong.  Shining the light of your Divine Spirit on that “dark” part of you will reveal its true beauty – as an integral piece of the Divine YOU!

You ARE whole, complete and perfect

in the eyes of an adoring Universe!

Today, give yourself the gift of seeing and believing that . . .if only for an instant!

It will be sooo worth it!

God bless you for your courage.


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December 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Practical Spirituality

“At Peace: Does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or work.

It means to be in the midst of all of those things and still be calm in your heart.”

Maintaining your sense of calm is important to remember at any time of year but especially now as the holidays are in full swing.

Even though I’m doing minimal shopping this year (I’ll be donating to the SCPCA to honor my friends and family),  I’m still busier than usual with all the holiday events, parties end-of-year business activities and I imagine you are to0.

You can stay calm even in the midst of seeming chaos if you MAKE THE CONSCIOUS CHOICE that maintaining your Inner Power is a top priority to you.

Frequently we go through our days making the CLOCK our priority — getting kids to and from school, keeping appointments, preparing meals. But if we make our Inner POWER our top priority, it helps us manage all those ACTIVITIES much more easily and gracefully.

My big tip for staying peaceful is to consciously remember to take deep breaths throughout the day. Yeah, I know that’s simple, but you can turn it into a habit.  As you get into or out of the car, stop for a second and just take a nice deep breath before setting off or arriving at your destination.

Notice too whether your shoulders are up around your forehead! We hold a lot of stress in our shoulders and necks and the simple act of consciously lowering your shoulders back to their normal position will bring you instant relief I promise!

You can also schedule a 15-minute laser-focus session with me to get a quick de-stress! You’d be amazed how much better you can feel even with a short session!

You always have the opportunity  (should you decide to take it!) to choose calm as a priority and enjoy the benefits of claiming YOUR Inner Power!

Rainbow blessings to you!

P.S.  Give yourself (or someone else you care about)  an extra boost of calm  and schedule your laser-focus calming session now!

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