Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Wishes

A very merry Christmas to you and yours. May there be peace on earth and peace in your heart. May you be grounded, from your heart centre, in peace, joy and love for the planet.  May you find ways to increase your vibrational frequency and that of the planet.  May you find lasting joy and contentment in the Light and Love of Christ consciousness.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Winter Solstice Art

A quick hello to share the art we created during our celebration of the longest night of the year.  We stayed up all night discussing and meditating on such concepts as hearing "the call", Christ Consciousness, the "God box", forgiveness, joy...  We danced and painted and went to witness the rising sun over the beautiful St-Lawrence amidst a winter storm.  Twilight is spectacular muted in the opalescence of falling snow.  We were all happy to fall into bed at 7:30 this morning!!

I wish you all joy and happiness, and the courage to follow your heart and nurture an ever closer relationship with your spirit and Source.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Winter Solstice activities for the solitary practitioner

It's at our doorstep folks: the date many have been discussing for many many moons.  The famed December 21, 2012 Winter Solstice heralding the end of the world for some, and the beginning of a new era for others.  If nothing else, it does mark the beginning of a new season ;)

If you are reading this blog, I'm sure that like me you intend to lead a more spiritual life.  One of best way to feel connected to Spirit and to all Nature and God's Creation is to mark the passing of the seasons.  It brings us in the "now" moment and is a great opportunity to offer thanks for all that we have while formulating and releasing wishes for more joy and abundance.  Like me, you may also feel a bit alone in celebrating an old pagan tradition when many folks around you might ask, "What is the winter solstice?"  (Sometimes, I forget I have been accumulating information on the Lightworker's Way for many years - before I knew there was such a path - and I get taken aback by such questions which have been elementary to me since my early childhood... *giggle*).

Here are a few activities you can do over the next few days to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  These are activities you can do on your own, with families or a group of like-minded friends.  Note that it is not the grandeur of the gesture that is important; it is the intention you hold in your heart.   Above all, have fun with these activities.  Yule time is meant to be merry and joyful, bringing mirth and light in the darkest of the nights.

  1. Greet Winter:  go outside or at least look out the window and in your heart say hello to the new season.  Think of the joys of Winter and the gifts this season has in store - that perfect snowflake falling on your mitten, the crunch of snow under your boot, the stillness in the air.  Note how things feel different outside.  I am always amazed at how winter sounds different than other season, a little bit more muffled.  Remember the joys of your youth, playing in the snow.  Say a heartfelt hello to winter, and smile.
  2. Walk in Nature:  Dress comfortably for the new season, and find a spot of Nature for a walk.  Even in the heart of a city you can find a place where Nature speaks to you.  Think of the animals which have migrated for the season.  Notice the trees, the animal tracks, the air on your skin.  Gather some sticks, moss, pinecones and evergreen boughs (please don't cut from trees and gather what's on the ground).  Use these elements to craft a yule log or yule decoration.  Stuff old opened pine cones with peanut butter or sunflower grease and roll in black sunflower seeds.  Hang these in the woods or your balcony.  The squirrels and birds will be thankful.  
  3. Meditate:   Take a few minutes to sit quietly, and breathe from your belly.  From your heart centre, send Love and Light to your whole body, to your family, your home, your town...  the entire world.  Visualize the Light pouring from your heart and cocooning the Earth.  Feel the Peace.  Be Peace.  
  4. Talk about the Solstice to your children, family and friends.  Do they realize that Winter is officially here?  What does the change of season mean to you?  What are your fears, their fears?  What are your hopes, their hopes?  
  5. Journal:  If this is the end of the world as you know it, what do you leave behind?  What lessons have you learned (been there, done that, not repeating the pattern anymore)?  What do you want to grow in yourself?  In the dawn of this new era, what are the opportunities and synchronous events you would like to experience?  What are your hopes and dreams?
  6. Read:   There are so many great references that can help you understand the meaning of the Solstice at a deeper level.  Many stories are appropriate for children too, so go ahead and share!  For instance, there's the story of Demeter and Persephone, legends of Old Man Winter, songs and sonnets for the Goddess or Mother Nature in her wintry garments.  The point of most of these tales is that the earth is now sleeping, yet bears the promised fruit or alternatively, that the sun-god is sleeping but will be born soon again and will fertilize the earth for the new crops come  Spring.  In the Bible, the gospel of Matthew gives a good description of Jesus's birth - the son of God bringing Light and Love on this earth.  (It's no coincidence that Jesus' birth is set to be around the solstice, as this celebration replaced pagan traditions...)
  7. Gather friends and family and sing, dance, laugh!  The winter is long enough; it's time to have fun and be merry.

I have the great honour and privilege this year to be hosting my first Solstice Celebration.  This has been in my heart for a very long time, and I'm so grateful that my sister a few good friends will join me in this night-long celebration.  With all the work we've been doing individually and collectively over the past few years, we will be focusing on the concept of the dark night of the soul on this longest night of the year, but moving through it and celebrating at dawn with a renewed sense of self and renewed joy.  We will be up all night with myriad activities helping us grow further on our journey.  I am looking forward to this event, and I hope to make it an annual celebration!

Enjoy the new season.  Much Love and Light to you all, and many blessings too so you may feel within you a renewed sense of self and joyful divine purpose.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Strengthen Your Talents & Gifts

Photo of me by Marie-Ève Rodrigue, 2010
Feeling under pressure and in the cooking pot? Examine what is important to your spirit, and forget the rest. This commitment to yourself will help you get through, and grow through this time of hectic activity.

Shield yourself from the negativity of the world. This doesn't mean to ignore what's going on around you and around the world; it means to not let that negativity sabotage your commitment to personal growth and joyful living. Resist demoralizing and drama-filled conversations that have a depressing effect on you, and if you do find yourself in a "down" after a conversation, remember that you have tools and techniques to clear that negative energy. Start with a big breath, and reaffirm your commitment to yourself in a positive way. Ask for guidance. Detach from the situation. Smile. Send Love.

Staying in a cesspool of demoralizing conversations and activities will sabotage your hard work. Such wasteful energy leads to self-doubt and can cause you to abandon your inner fire, bringing more darkness to your life.

Therefore be diligent in blocking out doubt and drama. Direct your talents and gifts to enhance your light for yourself and the world. Believe in yourself. Be patient with yourself as you develop and grow into your light.

You are truly, fully, wholesomely loved and supported.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Choose to move through life with grace

I peacefully and joyfully accept the routine demands of my life with patience, love and a willingness to serve. I embrace the wonders of each day, and move with grace, ease and elegance.

These affirmations are great reminders for everyone choosing a more peaceful and loving way of life, especially in this time of year when the demands seem to be greater than usual.  

Our compassion is requested and tested on every level: world crises, acts of hatred against children, myriad charities soliciting support on the phone, by email and on the streets, and family members being stressed and demanding under the "burden" of the season...  It is often easier to react than to respond.

Reacting is when we answer a situation with the same level of emotional turmoil as what is presented to us, or when we create emotional turmoil out of our ego fears in a situation that could be emotionally neutral.  Responding is when we take time to think and choose an appropriate response that will serve the highest good of all concerned.  When we react, it's from the frequency of fear, hate or lack.  When we respond, it's from the frequency of Love -- and it takes practice and discipline!

For instance, I was presented this past week with a situation which brought me right back to the emotional trauma of my childhood.  Family gatherings often act as a trigger for me.  Suddenly, I felt my inner child's fears and insecurities well up, and reacting with spiritual kicking and screaming, emotional blaming for self-preservation, and intellectually revisiting all the past hurts and licking those wounds, as I was expecting more of the same in the days to come.  Phew what a roller-coaster ride!  It took all my might, focus and discipline to waddle out of that mess created in my own mind...  

I breathed, I prayed and asked for all the Divine help available for myself and others in this situation.  I chose to stop reacting and to turn the situation over to my Higher Self.  I asked myself what lesson I needed to learn, where I still needed to grow, where I needed to release control.  I congratulated myself for all my hard work these past few years increasing self-love and respecting my healthy boundaries.  I gained a new perspective on a few issues - others also have fears and insecurities, and I don't want to continue to fester in that energy level.  My #1 technique in this situation: to establish healthy boundaries for myself, and to love myself enough to respect them.    

The situation is not yet resolved, and I still feel very vulnerable and weak.  Yet I acknowledge that in many ways I am stronger than I used to be.  I am more centred in Love than I used to be.  Also, I realize that to remain centred in Love and Spirit is a choice to be made everyday, in every moment.  I always have the choice between reacting and responding.

Today, instead of dwelling on the wounds of my past, I choose to see its beauty and its lessons.  The past can not be changed, but my perspective can.  Today, I choose to focus on the beauty of the moment and on the loving creations I want to manifest. Today, I choose to move with grace.  I choose to dance with life and be led by Spirit.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Believe in your worth

Disney's Cinderella Castle, mosaic
Today, focus on what you want to create in all circumstances. Remember, however, that your best creation serving your highest good and the highest good of all begins with an inside job. You must believe in yourself. You must believe you are good enough, pretty enough, healthy enough, valued enough to ask for and receive your heart's desire. 

Learn to master you inner world through commitment to yourself and spiritual discipline.  You are worth it!  This discipline will pay off: as you increase your ability to stay connected to your true divine self, you will less likely be swayed by your negative feelings and reactions to the world around you.  You will become able to recognize a negative feeling for what it is, and discover how to deal with the root of the issue instead of reacting from the superficial level.  In any situation, you will be able to point your inner compass to a direction that favours your good and which benefits all concerned.  

You are not alone in this journey.  Open your heart to help.  No matter what life deals you, stay focused, grounded and remember to ask your heart, your guides -- and your fairy godmother! -- to help you create what's best for you. It's even better than what you've ever imagined.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12/12/12... A timely message and call for action

Today's date is 12/12/12...  will you make it special?  Will you heed its call?

In numerology, today's number is calculated as:
1+2+1+2+2+0+1+2 = 11
The number 11 is a master number.  It doubles the energy of the 1, and when reduced (1+1), it embodies the energy of the 2.  But what does this mean?

Most numerologists agree that number 11 is a very spiritual number, doubling the energies of creativity and confidence.  In his book "The Life You Were Born To Live", Dan Millman explains that this creative energy can be channeled into classical arts, such as music, dancing, painting, etc., or into healing, business, gardening, problem solving, design, raising children...  What is necessary for the full expression of this energy is the willingness to try something new, to develop a new sense of confidence and risk taking the road less travelled.

Because the number 11 also embodies the energy of the number 2, it also speaks of balance.  In this case, it is of balance between the laws of Nature (or divine laws), and the laws of man.  It is about harmony and balance.  It is about taking what is the best from what we've learned so far in our spiritual development, and truly apply it to our daily lives.  It is about not having two separate philosophies, but integrating them as one; meaning that we must make peace with our duality.  I'm sure you have observed, as I have, people who act very piously in Church and won't even look at you once out the doors, or people who pray very loudly yet commit acts of atrocity against fellow human beings, the animals or the planet.  I'm reminded also of the story of Jesus and the Pharisees...  this duality is not new and we've been experiencing it as a human race for thousands of years.  There is a universal call for integrity and for 'fessing up and living our divine nature everywhere, everyday.

In the Tarot's Major Arcana, the card 11 belongs to Justice.  It is about doing the right thing.  Justice is about balancing all interests, looking for the deeper truth and setting things right.  It is about transcending the ego and looking from the eyes of our Higher Selves for a solution that is for the highest good of all.  Justice talks of the universal principles of balance and inner realignment.  There is no attack, there is no defending; only the search for Higher Truth and Wisdom, beyond veils of illusion, delusion and deception.  The dust will fly as ego traps are uncovered and dismantled, but keep faith and hope for the ultimate outcome is peace.  What is important here is to allow for this peace to transform our lives.

In the Major Arcana still, the 1 is the number of the Magician, while the 2 belongs to the High Priestess.  The Magician invites us to use all resources available to us in this moment to create our vision.  It's about transcending ego and unifying all energies to create our path to self-actualization and self-realization in our life's journey. The High Priestess balances logic and emotion with intuition.  She is a vessel of transformation and holds the faith and confidence in truths yet unseen.  She is a portal to our deeper, collective unconscious and will hold the energy, or the spiritual space, for us to explore without fear.

A long time ago in High School, I had researched a paper on the divine feminine, and the place of women in Church.  One of the priests I interviewed talked of the Holy Trinity and its mysteries and theorized that our history is divided in eras of 2,000 years.  The first 2,000 years were of the Old Testament and getting to know God the Father while the next 2,000 were of the New Testament and getting to know God through Jesus; about learning how to incarnate divine essence within ourselves as Jesus taught us to do.  The following 2,000 years - the era we are entering - is about the Holy Spirit and God the Mother.  The feminine energies of divine law will become more apparent to us.  That was one of the most fascinating interviews I ever had, expanding my teenage consciousness beyond what I had learned thus far and nourishing my thoughts and spiritual development since.

In her book Angel Numbers, Doreen Virtue says of 11: "Stay positive! Your thoughts are materializing rapidly, so you want to ensure positive outcomes by focusing only on the good within yourself, others and the situation." 

And so, have faith.  An increased number of people are feeling anxiety and panic attacks; there is a lot of energy, pre-conceptions and mentality being shifted in a personal and global sense.  The world is changing on so many levels.  Stay strong, and know that good will prevail.  Shifts are always unsettling, but call upon the energy of the Magician and like him, use your resources to create better for you and the planet.  Call upon the energy of the High Priestess so the path to your inner light can be revealed to you.  Call upon the Holy Trinity, and Mother Mary especially, so you can feel divine love and know that no matter what your external circumstances are, you are truly and deeply loved as a child of God.  Choose the goodness in your heart, focus on positive outcomes, and true justice will prevail.

A new era of consciousness is being ushered in.  How will you respond?  Will you resist or allow?  How will you support law-makers, decision-makers, visionaries, parents, teachers and artists?  How will you increase Love and Light to help transcend corporate egos?  In this 12.12.12, there is a call for action; we are not mere spectators.  The Magician, the High Priestess, the Holy Spirit, Jesus and Mother Mary are doers.  They listen to their spiritual guidance, to their inner truth, and bring it forth into the world.  We are called to do the same.  You are called.  Will you come? 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Five self-care tips just for you...

The card I picked for today is the same I've picked for us a few days ago; apparently, we as a collective still need to learn a bit more about self care ;) Here are a few more tips...

1. BREATHE... not just a superficial breath, but a real, deep, nurturing breath. Relax your jaw (we tend to hold a lot of anxiety and anger there). Massage you jaw joint and ligaments... Now bring your jaw forward as you slightly open your mouth, until you hear a "click" in your ears. Good. Bring your tongue down and forward. You should feel that your throat is open and air circulates more freely. Good. Now inhale to a count of 6, hold for 3, exhale to a count of six, hold for 3, and repeat. Counting will help keep your mind busy and away from the stressors of the day. It's a nice way to lead you into meditation. Do this a few times a day, even (especially!) at the office or during stressful family gatherings. It's one small thing you can do for yourself that others will not even notice, yet you will reap huge benefits.

2. Unwind at the end of your day with a nice bath ritual. Use candles, soft music, your favourite soap. Using 1 cup of epsom salt will help ease muscular tension while sea salt or himalayan salt will help detox your body and harmonize your ionic energy field. Add a few drops of almond or olive oil, and a few drops of essential oil. I recommend lavender, ylang-ylang, or chamomile. If you want to purchase ready-made, try Arbonne's Unwind collection, or the luxurious Detox Purifying Sea Soak (I have a few in stock and can order more to be delivered right at your doorstep.  And - why not - mention this article and enjoy 25% off your order.  Available in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia).

3. Look at yourself in the mirror, smile, and ask yourself what would make you happy today. Then take steps to do it. If you're very tense, you might have to listen a little harder to the gentler voice of Spirit which is sometime difficult to hear over the louder, boisterous voice of ego. Doing that nasty thing to your boss or co-worker won't make you happy in the long-run. Just sayin'. ;)

4. Remember that you are beautiful. You are truly and fully loved. You are a divine being having an experience and learning in a physical world, and this is actually a privilege. Ask for grace and guidance to learn the lesson and the courage to move on.

5. If you need an extra boost, coaching or guidance, consider booking a Reiki or intuitive session. A monthly intuitive Tarot-scope could help you become more aware of the energy and life lessons manifesting in your life and of the guidance available to you. When you are centred and committed to allowing Spirit lead your life, you will notice the bumps in your road are just that, bumps. Not mountains.

All my love. :)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Grieving... and rebounding with self-love

Since Sonia Choquette asked me, last October, if I would consider teaching the Soul Lessons and Soul Purpose outlined in her book, I have been randomly selecting cards from the Oracle cards as inspiration for my blog entries.  Although I have been selecting the cards with an intention of "choosing the best card to guide those who will read my post to the highest expression of themselves" - my own meditations on the themes presented are rocking my world.  And not necessarily in a good way.  Well, it will be good in the long run, but changing the status quo and changing, even for the better, is not easy.  Ego doesn't like to let go of old ways of thinking, of old behavioural patterns.  It especially doesn't like to recognize the part we have played ourselves in our own unhappiness...

Shutting my eyes tight not to see the truth, as Coquin was doing as a kitten, so fearful was he of his new surroundings, only works for so long.  Holding on tight to old ideas for fear of what could happen only works for so long.  I know there is a planetary shift of consciousness at our doorstep and as above, so below: I can feel the rumbling in the microcosm of my own consciousness.

At first, I really got angry with others and with circumstances.  Then, I realized that these feelings were only displacements, projections and outer expressions of how I felt about myself.  Then I was angry with myself.  But as I ultimately want to choose Love, I allow myself to go through the motions of grieving past bad decisions and lost opportunity and learn the lessons so I can grow and not repeat the same errors.  I know there will be new errors, but it's all about learning, right?  I'm not doing much to advance my soul and that of others if I stay in a cesspool of past bad feelings, perceptions and experiences, right?

Last night was quite a test in my new resolve and ability to apply what I teach.  As I walked past the small shopping mall in my village, I noticed that someone had rented the small space I had eyed and wished for as "Way to the Well H.Q.".  It looks beautiful, with a salt lamp in the middle of the window display, home-made beeswax candles, soft lights...  I had a strong initial pang of jealousy.  And then anger towards my husband who talked me out of renting outside space based on his fear of lack.  Then I was angry with myself for not being strong enough to stand up for myself and my needs, building my vision and my dream of service to others through energy work.  I'm not happy with myself for listening to  nay-sayers quelling and belittling what I do, thinking "it will never work" and "it will never bring enough money".  As I prayed for help and guidance to make it through this dark cloud, I thought of making a list of things I am grieving.

  • I am grieving the loss of the idea I had for my early 20's: to date, go out, have fun, travel the world...  instead I met a great guy when I was 18 and listen to outside forces to be career-driven and "grown-up"
  • I am grieving the loss of my babies.  Every time I think I have healed from these wounds I hear a song or see a photo and I still want to cry.  I am grieving more than the babies: my idea of when I should have babies, and how many babies I should have; the stressed I felt from close family members about their needs to add a baby to the family; the loss of that which I took for granted (had I not learned that getting pregnant was easy; it took just the once etc.); the loss of the definition I had about being a grown-up woman; the loss of dreams...
  • I am grieving lost friendships
  • I am grieving the childhood I wish I had; I wish I had been more nurtured instead of feeling I had to fit into the image others had of me - and everyone had a different vision for me, so trying to please them all was very tiring and spiritually exhausting!
  • I grieve the fact that I've felt absent from my own body for most of my 30's
  • I am grieving my inability to establish healthy boundaries with people and situations, for fear of hurting them.  Meanwhile, my spirit and emotions really hurt even if it didn't show behind the smile.
  • I am somewhat grieving the loss of my steady income due to my decision to finally pursue my calling.  As much as I feel this is a wonderful adventure which brings me inner peace and joy, I sure did like the stability of that money in the bank every other week!

Making such a list does help to bring a certain sense of peace, since it brings to the forefront issues we would rather swallow back or hide under the rug until we're so uncomfortable with ourselves that we start being uncomfortable with others...  

The next step I was guided to do was to make a list of the gifts and lessons:

  • I am glad I learned early to be self-sufficient, for I know how to survive and thrive and be happy even when the dollar amount posted in my bank account isn't what I would like it to be.
  • I am happy to have one wonderful, healthy and completely loveable son.  Had I had more, I probably wouldn't have the courage to shift my life as I have done this past year.  I can travel more, and dote on my niece and nephews more (then return them to their respective parents!).
  • I am happy for the new friendships forming in my life right now, for they are based on mutual respect.  I don't have to pretend to be someone else and belittle my spiritual gifts, for I am accepted and loved exactly as I am.  I am so very grateful.
  • Growing up served as a contrast for the life I want to build for myself, and for that I am grateful.
  • Growing up without clear and healthy boundaries have taught me the lesson of their importance. I have learned that allowing for others to walk all over me, that being submissive is a killer for the spirit.  I have also learned that holding too tight a boundary and not letting people in for fear of being hurt is just as unhealthy as very porous boundaries.  I can now move on and develop healthy boundaries based on self-love and self-respect, not the need to please or on the fear of being hurt.
  • I am happy to be learning to call my spirit back in my body, and to be fully present in my own life for I can test-drive tools I can later teach others.
  • I am happy to now realize that it's okay if I don't fit perfectly in anyone else's plan for me, for I fit perfectly in God's plan.
The next step now is to truly forgive myself, and move on.  Knowing the lessons helps in this process but forgiveness is key and leads to greater self-love.

The worst part for my ego, going through this shift and growth, is to feel vulnerable and out of control. Ego and Spirit are learning to cooperate instead of the push-pull of my early life.  There is hope yet ;)

I am glad I am consciously visiting my shadows, especially in the days leading to the Winter Solstice, for then I can more consciously bring a grounded and wise Light to the world.  Every day, I am becoming a clearer channel.  Every day, I can feel more Love, be more Love, share more Love.  Contractions of Spirit don't last forever, but we must allow it to end so that we can be more.

*Breathing*  I love myself exactly as I am *Breathing *  *Smiling*  ...  Repeating...  ;)

The importance of self-care

Every day, and especially during the holiday season, remember to take time to care for yourself and your needs. Many of us have learned to cater to everyone else's needs and whims first, leaving no energy for ourselves. When we take even 5 minutes to breathe and relax, when we say no to someone, we are filled with anxiety, bitterness and even anger. Today, I learn to listen to my inner voice, and make sure I fill my own cup with Love before sharing it to the world.

Remember the airplane drills in case of emergency: always put on your own mask before helping others with their mask. If you don't have your life-sustaining oxygen, how can you be of true help to others? The same concept applies here. When you give too much of yourself to your spouse, your children, your coworkers, your friends, your job... what is left for you? What is left of you? How centred do you feel within yourself? How content? If a change is to happen and the children move away, or the job ends - can you still stand for yourself? Do you still know who you are inside? When you don't respond to your own needs first, you don't have the psychic fuel required to truly love or assist anyone else in a clear and non manipulative way.

Stop sustaining others out of the misguided concept that it's better to give than to receive. Recognize that only when giving and receiving are in balance will you truly start to understand Love.

Today, I make a list of what needs to be cherished and cultivated in myself. I realize that everything that is not going well in my life, and that relationships which have turned bitter are in fact rooted in self-neglect and a lack of self-love. 

Today, I bring my life into balance by raising my sensitivity and responsiveness to my spirit in a timely and loving way. I ask myself, "what could make me happy today?" - and I take steps to make that happen.

Self-care and self-love are necessary to advance one's soul in life's journey.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Relationships Grow Your Soul

It takes a lot of inner strength, work and courage to develop ourselves and grow as a person. It takes practice to hear and most importantly, listen to our inner guidance and voice which lovingly nudges us along our soul journey.

As we advance, we often feel alone. We also feel that the people and surroundings we are used to have stopped resonating with our inner self, with who we are becoming. If you are starting to feel as though you're wasting too much time with people who don't understand you, or that what you hold dear isn't understood or respected by the ones around you, it's likely an indication of your growth.

This doesn't mean that there's something wrong with you - or with others, for that matter. It's just that your spirit is starting to claim its own individuality and your personal vibration is testing the bonds of all present associations. Allow for endings and new beginnings; it's a natural part of the growth cycle. Remain respectful of others and their choices especially if your paths diverge and remember to continue to be led by spirit, and not a new level or manifestation of ego (i.e. I'm better than you because I'm more spiritually evolved type of conversation...)

Today, recognize the importance of others in advancing your soul. Give time and energy to those who demand your highest integrity and truth. Move away from those people and situations that pull you away from the most honest, best and authentic expression of yourself.

You might have to temporarily stand alone. Yet, know and have faith that you'll find the people who vibrate at your new level when you commit to that level of vibration yourself. All is well.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Give yourself the gift of grieving

Today, take time to grieve your losses. Give yourself the gift to fully feel the impact of the loss, and then allow yourself to release the pain and the hurt. Allow yourself to learn from the situation and to move on.

Grief is often associated only with the passing of a loved one and even then, in today's Western society the grieving cycle is often rushed and held back. Grief is a normal and healthy cycle of life, and it applies not only to physical death, but also to emotional, intellectual and spiritual deaths. It applies to people, pets, places and all big changes in our lives, like changing jobs and sending our kids to school for the first time. Grief also applies to our actions or events in our life, especially those we regret: bad decisions, anger, depression, an illness, lost opportunities due to error in judgement...

Take stock of the grief you feel in your heart. Acknowledge the hurt. Where, physically, do you feel this hurt? Give it a voice, and listen to its message. Go past the message the ego is delivering (not good enough, it's your fault, etc.) and listen to the soul message. Learn the lesson from your mistakes so you don't repeat them again.

Give yourself time to go through the mourning cycle... and then move on. Permanent mourning creates permanent loss. Allow yourself to heal and reenter Joy and Abundance.

I can help you in this process, using intuitive coaching and cord-cutting techniques. I see beyond the mask your ego creates to speed up your "soul-learning-curb" and help you in your soul's journey. This is not magic, it is not a "fast-food" approach, and it does require your commitment to heal. If you're ready to feel better, I'm ready to journey with you.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Spoonful of Sugar...

Today, I go about my daily routine and my chores holding the intention of love in everything I do.  I move through my day with elegance, ease and determined grace.  I know that spiritual fulfillment doesn't necessarily come from doing great things, but rather from doing all the little and necessary and often boring tasks of life with great love.  This attitude of love in everything I do will develop and demonstrate spiritual maturity, as my inner spiritual self will be outwardly expressed gracefully.

When we feel ourselves rebelling against the routine aspect of everyday, viewing these mundane tasks as a roadblock preventing our spiritual development, it is important to know that this is when we are undergoing a time of intense personal transformation: the ego is being confronted by the Higher Self and the Divine to grow into wisdom.  This wisdom speaks of the one Rule: Love.

As inspiration, take "a spoonful of sugar" from Mary Poppins to help the medicine of everyday chores go down, and whistle while you work with Snow White.   ;)  (I hadn't seen these clips in a long time; they brought a smile to my day.)  And now, to the dishes I go *whistle, whistle, whistle...*  :)