Friday, August 30, 2013

Death, Taxes and Change

     I'm skipping "death" and "taxes" and going right to "change." It certainly is one of those things we can count on in life.
     Note this quote from Rev. Andriette Earl:
Many of the beliefs that we continue to hold and defend are little more than habitual ways of thinking. At some point, they no longer serve us. Either we have changed or the context in which they were first formed has shifted. 
     I have been challenged recently with the question, "What is it time to let go of?" Honest answers to this question have resulted in considerable change for me. Some of it has resulted in an emotional roller coaster, but as with the end of a roller coaster ride, there has also been relief.
     Resistance to change is futile. I find that the sooner I give in, accept and move on, the sooner the Universe can deliver new good to fill the vacuum of the released persons, places, situations or beliefs.
     Have some fun with that question: What is it time to let go of?
     Enjoy the ride!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Good grounding

One of my daily self-care items is spending a few moments with my bare feet on the earth (not concrete or asphalt). This is a very grounding exercise for me, and reminds me to thank our glorious planet (whom I call Gaia) for her nourishing love. For it is Gaia that is fully in support of my life, your life, and all life on the planet. We are so richly blessed. I plan to continue this through the winter--oooo, invigorating!
Barefoot and happy,

Friday, August 16, 2013

Please share an example of personal bravery

    I've been inspired to get a clearer picture and create a more unified "package" of what I do, and how I want to work/play in my life. The idea of "BRAVE" continues to come to me.
    I've jumped out of a perfectly good airplane. Yes, that was brave. But that was one event, and bravery to me shows up on a daily basis, in such things as having the courage to ask for what you need.
    I'd love for you to share examples of being brave.
    I offer a goofy example from my own life. I've avoided going to Sonic because I didn't know how the ordering stations work. I decided to be brave yesterday (with the inspiration of 1/2 price burgers for National Back to School Day) and go there. I pulled in, looked at the menu, and sat there. There is a red button on the ordering station, but no sign that says, "Press red button to order." I finally guessed that might be a necessary action, so I pressed the button. Nothing happened for several minutes, wherein I began to wonder if I just might not be smarter than a fast food menu/ordering station. Finally someone took my order, I got my food, and went on my merry way. Now I can easily go to Sonic since I know what to do.
Clearly, bravery doesn't have to be sky-diving big. And it can be quite comical.
    Please share an example.

Monday, August 12, 2013


My main job while growing up in central PA was to clean the house every week. If school was out, it had to be done Friday morning. If school was in session, it had to be done Saturday morning. NO FUN till the house cleaning was done.
Is it any wonder I REALLY dislike house-cleaning?!?! Yet I manage to do it reasonably well once a month, and here's how: I set a timer for one hour, and clean like a maniac during that time, because when the alarm sounds, I'm done for the day. I can clean our house fairly well in 3 hours.
Can you think of more tolerable alternatives for accomplishing something you dislike but truly need to do?
It's time to set the timer...

Monday, August 5, 2013

No Fixing Needed

A worthwhile reminder from Dr. Jim Lockard:
"There is an Intelligence that exists beyond and through everything in this universe. Nothing is separate from this Intelligence. We can know that this Intelligence permeates ourselves and everyone else, that each one is imbued with what is needed to navigate this lifetime--even if that is not apparent to us in the moment. Everyone has the inherent right to be himself or herself, each a work in progress... When we seek to "fix" ourselves or someone else, we violate a basic tenet of this Intelligence: that nothing needs fixing. That's right, nothing needs fixing. Sit with that one for a while. Let it sink in. While change is inherent in everything in the universe, nothing needs fixing...Every being is moving toward a greater expression of the self. We cannot be fixed because we are not broken." 
Doesn't that feel good--to know that there is nothing broken within us? We can change to express greater peace or joy or contentment, but we don't have to fix anything. Whew, what a relief!
In joy,