Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Here's an awesome practice...

In a workshop this weekend, we were given the exercise of answering the question, "What's happening now?" As in NOW, not the past or future. Now I am typing, I feel joyful, I'm thinking and wondering what to type next. Witnessing this process, lots of folks talked about past or future stuff. As a general rule, we humans tend to be unacquainted with hanging out in NOW.
I practiced this yesterday morning as I was swimming laps. It was amazing how much more powerfully and efficiently I swam when I kept my attention IN the pool and IN my body.
Play with it--it's fun and VERY rewarding.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Absorb these into your very cells....

Dr. Eben Alexander, a neurosurgeon, didn't believe in such things as heaven and afterlife, until he had a near-death experience.  (His new book is titled Proof of Heaven.)
During his experience, three potent messages were, for lack of a better phrase, implanted in his understanding (i.e., not spoken as we know it):

“You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever.”
“You have nothing to fear.”
“There is nothing you can do wrong.”

Meditate on those and take them into your very cells. Feels SO good!


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Are you a victim of time?

I highly recommend learning and using Einstein time, a concept presented in the book, The Big Leap, by Gay Hendricks. The basic idea is that time is not something outside of us, but rather, we are the creators of time. We can create as much of it as we want. Einstein's physics proves this. If we view time as something that controls us, something outside of us, then we are victims of time.
It's a radical concept, to be sure. But I use it, and it works. The results are:
  • You get more done in less time.
  • You enjoy plenty of time and abundant energy for your most important creative activities.
  • You discover your unique abilities and how to express them.
  • You feel good inside--no more rushing, time pressure or exhaustion.
Worth it? Hell, yes!!!
What are signals of time-victimhood? Thoughts or statements such as these:
  • I don't have time for that.
  • Can't chat, I'm in a hurry.
  • Where did the time go?
  • There aren't enough hours in the day.
To begin using Einstein time, start with these two things:
1. Stop complaining about time.
2. Take ownership of how you want to use the time you create--say NO to those things you truly don't care to do, and start doing those things you truly want to do. Trust me, this is not as easy as it may sound, but your happiness depends on it!
Einstein time is a gas! Get the book, read more on it, practice it, feel great!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Yippee, celebrate!!!!!

Tomorrow is the Brave Broad's birthday. With the monthly (and post-grand-puppy-visit) house-cleaning looming over me, I busted it today to get the cleaning done, because I will NOT clean on my birthday! (Did too much cleaning as a youngster--just saying!) Now I have a lovely clean home to enjoy.
So what will I do?  I am blessed to have prayer time with a dear friend to start my day, then I get to teach Forrest Yoga. Mid-day is open, and will include the daily nap, then I get to spend the evening with friends in a class I am leading on The Big Leap (Gay Hendricks).
My life is incredibly awesome, and I am so joyfully grateful. I truly am uninterested in stuff--as I get older, I so appreciate experiences more than things. I love spending time with my husband and sons. I love to travel. I love to discuss spiritual principles and share Forrest Yoga and all its healing benefits with others. I appreciate who I am, and I feel so loved. I know that I am never alone--there is a presence in the Universe that adores and supports me endlessly.
Can't add much more to that!  I hope YOUR birthday finds you feeling so in love with your life! If not, give me a call--I can help :)
Joy and love,

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Never waste a good trigger.  This is a quote and an exceptionally great practice offered by Ana Forrest, creatrix of Forrest Yoga, a powerfully-healing form of yoga which I am blessed and trained to teach.
What does that quote mean? A trigger is anything--person, place, situation, organization--that causes some sort of physiological response in us, such as muscle-tightening, emotional stress, sweating, addictive behavior, or general discomfort. An example for me is when I make a mistake. I get very nervous, emotional, and frustrated with myself. The mistake is a trigger, and when I explore that trigger, I see that my perception of myself as perfect has been shattered. Exploring further, why do I feel I must be perfect? Well, to be good enough. What's good enough? I think you can see the endlessly frustrating moving target of perfectionism that I've set myself up for. Making productive use of this trigger, I practice savoring my successes and being happy with who I am and whatever I do, without applying some lofty standard I can't possibly hit that only serves to bring myself down.
A key point here is to use the trigger for its gift of information, then release it. We don't want to store away the triggers in our bodies--buried triggers become cancer, arthritis, heart disease, fibromyalgia and Alzheimer's, to name a few. 
Simply begin to notice your triggers. That's a great start. Practice becoming an explorer for the gifts hidden in the trigger. It's a great way to get stuck energy moving in your body and in your spirit.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fixing others

We humans have a glorious tendency to think we have it together enough to go off and try to fix others, too. While I believe this is generally motivated by good intent, we're missing a key point here. This attitude that it's appropriate to try to fix others says that we think we have some inside knowledge that the other person isn't capable of having. We lose sight of the fact that we are all Spirit in form, all one, and all have access to the same "support system" in Spirit. We are all unique in our process, no doubt, but one process is no better than the other.  Yes, one may appear more satisfying than another, but that's not for us, looking in from the outside, to judge. Everyone is capable of choosing differently in any given moment.
Ernest Holmes states this idea quite nicely: If our human relations are to mean the most to us, we must sense that there is hidden within, around, and through each of us a Divine Presence manifesting itself in infinite variations—the same impulse, the same Love and Life, but never quite alike in any two persons.

Let's celebrate our uniqueness rather than try to fix it!
Enjoy your day!