July 17, 2019
The quieter you become the more you are able to hear.
Last Friday, I took the train into New York to meet up with some friends and visit the Met. They are celebrating by having an exhibit of the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing that took place on July 20,1969. It was fascinating and I highly recommend seeing it. But it got me thinking, of how absolutely quiet it must be in space. and the absence of any sound.
To get to the museum, I walked a few blocks and then took the subway there. The noise level on the streets was off the charts! Between the sirens, trucks and cars beeping there horns, and the stimulus from other things was over whelming. Thank God, I am able to stay grounded and be aware of the noise without getting sucked into all, but, I gotta say that I couldn’t wait to get out of the city. It can rattle your nervous system to a point were you just become numb and addicted to it all.
We are not meant to live like this. It isn’t healthy. Yes, you can learn to adjust to all the noise but you will never get in touch with your authentic self if you aren’t taking the time to be in nature. Going to the moon has shown mankind how vital and precious our beautiful blue planet really is. Connect to Mother Earth, embrace all the wonders and the natural resources that she has to offer. And most importantly, listen to the silence.
June 26, 2019
Intimacy is a word that people think of when it comes to sex and getting physically close with someone. However, intimacy has more to do with connecting on a level where you are able to trust, share, be open to exposing your feelings on a very deep level. It is about being vulnerable and feeling secure enough to communicate your truth. You even become intimate with yourself! To love yourself enough that your thoughts and feelings are okay, what ever they are.
If you weren’t able to express your feelings as a child, most likely you learned to hide them, avoid them, suppress them, dumb them and find other ways to not let people see your true self. You don’t even want to see your true self. If you’ve been hurt physically or mentally it changes who you think you are. You develop an armor shield to protect yourself.
But you will always have that insecurity and shame around you. It will follow you and keep you a prisoner in your own body. You might think you’re protected but you’re exposed. Who you really are speaks louder than your words. This is were help is so important. We can’t see our blind spots. You can get naked in bed but until you take off your armor you’re not connecting . Getting intimate is one of the most liberating feelings. So, isn’t it time you come out to play and in to me see?
June 12, 2019
A good seaman weathers the storms he can not avoid, and avoids the storms he can not weather. Perhaps the key is to identify the difference.
I recently attended a funeral of a man who literally drank himself to death. He was an alcoholic in the depths of his addiction. It truly is a disease. It was a man I did not know well, but was there to support a friend who was involved with him. Some of his siblings spoke about him which revealed a man in his younger years was an extremely gifted and talented sailor, surfer, athlete and dancer. He went to Julliard for ballet! So what happened? When does a life start to take a turn and head into stormy waters? How can you navigate out of it? Why didn’t he get help? What was it that he was avoiding? So many questions, but no answers.
It was as if his life was battling a constant storm that he couldn’t get out of.
You might be going through some storms of your own or have gone through some turbulent times. We all go through tough times in life. With support and guidance you can get through them and even avoid some of them. You always need a good skipper on hand to help you see things you can’t as you are steering your way through life! So, if your going through a storm in your life, ask for help, pray, meditate on it and know anything is possible to get through with faith and courage.
May 14, 2019
Texting has become a great way of communicating. However if there is a gap between the exchange it can also leave you feeling insecure. When this happens, you might fill in the blanks with made up stories. We have gotten so used to instant responses in everything we do. If it takes a second too long we are scrolling, deleting or on to something else.
We can google anything and get the answer immediately. So, when it comes to texting as a way of communicating there might be some blanks that keep you guessing. What does this actually mean? What is she trying to say? Or, if you don’t get an answer back right away, your brain might start to make up a story that their mad at you, and the last text she send sounded cold or any number of things that your emotional brain can stir up.
Relationships are all about having open and honest communication. If your filling in the gaps, than it is best to talk in person to clarify the misunderstanding. Texting is a great way to feel connected but it can also be a double edge sword.
Communication is the key to any great relationship. Make sure your words are texting that!
April 3, 2019
If you want to go fast -go alone. If you want to go far-go together.
We seem to have a culture today based on “it’s all about me”. What’s in it for me! But that is not how we are going to get out of the mess that we created over millions of years of evolution. Lets face it, the world is in chaos! Going it alone is a recipe for more disaster.
You might go fast and furious but eventually you are just going to burn out and fall flat on your face. The only way we are going to evolve is to work together. To cooperate and to co-create. This is a time in history were we need to join hands and help each other. To lift each other up and come together, rather than tear each other down and compete. That old mind-set is what got us in to this mess from the beginning. We lost our way, and we are afraid to ask for directions.
If we begin to work and play together we can reach highest you never even dreamed of alone. There is no I in team. This is a collective process. Where two or more are gathered anything is possible. Are you in?
March 28, 2019
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
My heart is busting open with love, joy, gratitude, abundance, happiness and all good things. I’m literally having a heart on! That’s when Oxytocin (the love hormone) stimulates the production on nitric oxide which actually pumps more blood into the heart area engorging it. Once you have coherence in your heart and mind you will feel complete. When you feel complete you don’t want or need anything and everything can then come to you! It is the coolest feeling ever!!!
When my heart is open I just want to share this feeling with everyone! All I want is for others to feel this good. People are more stressed out then ever. There is so much change happening in the world that people are getting so overwhelmed. Anxiety and depression is a pandemic these days. If you could only learn a few tools, techniques and strategies to connect on a heart level, you too can have a heart on. All it takes is to let go of all the things that doesn’t bring you joy and start focusing on the things that do. The more you do this the more you activate your heart center and send energy there. If you need support, reach out. You will be so happy you did!
March 20, 2019
If you think you can you are right. If you think you can’t you are right too.
Is there something you want to change in your life? Do you want to be happier, healthier or wealthier? Have other people convinced you that you’re not good enough? Well it’s not true. You are enough! You are more then enough! If you knew how magnificent you truly are, you would amaze yourself.
When I really understood this, and believe me, I still sometimes forget. But when I truly stay aware of this truth, wow, the heavens open up. As it says in the Bible, the kingdom of heaven is within. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get well, or do anything. Believe that you have the power to heal, to be, do or have what you can imagine. Just let go of the old beliefs that aren’t serving you and belief in you.
All you have to do is keep your image of who you want to be. Stay in that mind set and hang with people who believe in you too. Find your tribe. A good tribe that vibrates a high energy and supports you. Again, if you think you can you are right. If you think you can’t, you are right too.