May 28, 2020
I have never felt so connected to the earth than I have at this time. I have always been a tree hugger hippie that loves to walk barefoot in the grass. I have always had a deep connection with nature and can spend hours in quiet solitude just being in the midst of her beauty. I knew that the environment was crying out for help sending SOS signals for a very long time.
Something had to give. Our world has been in a state of crisis for a long time. Everything was out of balance. Now finally, there is a pause. Now we are awakening to what we knew had to stop. We can not go on the way we have and think that everything is going back to normal. We, as a collective whole have to change or we shall perish. This earth is both fragile and resilient, as people, but there comes a point of no return.
We must learn to reconnect with nature, to find a balance that is symbiotic and interdependent. A way that will benefit our needs and give back to the endless supply of her bounty that wants to provide and give. We can not continue to take and take without giving back. We reap what we sow, and if we aren’t sowing healthy seeds we will leave the soil barren and destitute. The seeds of thought, the seeds of crops, the seeds of love are all connected. It all starts with healthy and right minded thinking. To nurture and care for our bodies, our minds, our thoughts, our emotions, our words, our actions, our spirit, each other, our communities and our world.
This is a pause. A time to reflect, to slow down and feel. To find compassion for all living beings. To observe nature and rediscover the magnificence of life. Look deep into the eyes of another and you will see the reflection of yourself. Look deeper and you will see the universe in yourself. Look even deeper and you will see the connection and see the oneness. Now is the time like no other. It is time to reconnect and find balance to heal the earth and ourselves.
January 22, 2020
” Every time I sit down to play, I learn something new.”
The word play, has such a light and fun vibe when you say the word. As apposed to the word work, which has a much more serious connotation behind its energy. Children love to play and are able to take the simplest of objects, use their imaginations and make it into something totally different. Then we go to school and the playing stops.
What happens? Playing is essential to learning. If you are in an environment where there is stress, tension, pressure or any sort of feeling that isn’t relaxed your ability to learn is lessened. Neuro-science has shown that when your brain senses that it isn’t safe you can not be in a creative mind-set. It is actually in a survival one. Once you don’t feel safe, there is no trust, and where there is no trust, you shut down.
Playing is essential to learning. As adults, we go to work. We don’t say we go to play. Why do we say we play an instrument, or we play sports, rather than work a violin, or work at baseball? What if you started playing more? What if you started having more fun? What if you started using your imagination and played with ideas to create something new?
The more we bring back the arts in school, in our places of work and in our homes, the more we can learn, and the more we learn, the more fun we have, and the more fun we have the more peaceful we become. Who’s ready to play?
June 29, 2017
Success is the result of behavior, which is determined by attitudes, which are formed by conditioning, which takes place through spaced repetition.
Actually, it all starts with the thoughts we think, which will lead to the same choices. The same choices always create the same behaviors, and the same behaviors will always create the same experiences and the same experiences will always create the same emotions and those emotions will drive the same thoughts. Whew! So how do we change?
Through spaced repetition.
Repetitive learning is the only vehicle to modify conditioning, which alters the attitude that controls behavior, which produces results we want.
Years ago when I wanted to change my negative thinking and behaviors, I would listen to audio tapes in my car when I was driving, watch motivational videos, read inspirational books, keep a gratitude journal, say affirmations, go to seminars, associate with positive people to change and most importantly, hire a coach! You know what? I still do the same things years later.
You must continue to change every day because if you don’t use it, you lose it.
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July 15, 2015
I just got home from watching the movie, Inside, Out.If you haven’t seen it, you must. It was awesome! If you want to understand how your emotions control your life, this explains it in a very fun and simple way. It is jam packed with how we deal with the events in our life. There’s the emotions of happiness, sadness, anger, fear, and disgust. The movie dwells into the mind of a young girl who’s parents decide to move from their small town to a city. She was so happy in her small town with lots of great memories. But, now she is in a new home,school, and environment that stirs up all kinds of emotions. To find her way back to happiness, she must get in touch with her sadness first. The movie also touches on core memories, imagination, the subconscious mind, abstract thought, and dreaming. As an empowerment coach, I found this movie a refreshing beginning course for anyone interested in wanted to understand themselves more, and understanding oneself is one of the most important reasons we are here for. So,do yourself a great service, have some fun, and learn how your emotions shape your life!
December 4, 2012
After spending day after day down in Long Beach NY, I am amazed at the resilience of the people who’s lives were ripped apart from Hurricane Sandy.
In just a little over a month the climate of the area has bounced back tremendously. Yes, it will take years before things can be restored however the progress of people working together is remarkable. This beautiful planet earth as well as the people living on it are extremely resilient.
We are always expanding and expressing our spirit onward and upward. If we continue to work and cooperate with one another nothing is impossible. Life is always seeking the light and as long as we keep the fire burning in our soul and keep our hearts open we will evolve forward. This storm reminded us how fragile we are and yet how resilient we are as well. So the next time circumstances seem to knock you down, remember that one candle can bring light into a room of darkness but darkness can never diminish the light. With the light in all of us we are the resilient one’s, who will thrive and bring abundance to a new world.
October 10, 2012
I just returned from my vacation to California and Arizona. It was absolutely awesome. I have been blessed to have traveled to many places so far on this beautiful planet earth and it never seizes to amaze me the glorious places and diversity of our world.
While on this recent journey I came across this news letter from the National Park Service at the Montezuma Castle National Monument which says; Learning to see ourselves as part of the earth and realizing our role in the earth’s ecosystems is necessary. Take time to ask yourself “How can I live in a way that is good for me, the animals, the plants, and the other people that I share the planet with?”
So ponder this question, as you go through your day. Our earth is our only home. We must learn to have respect, reverence and appreciation for its life giving properties.
Our fragile earth, like us can be very resilient, however if we do not begin to heal ourselves, and our world, we will continue to spiral down and lose our precious life and the earth will no longer sustain us.
Here is a Native American belief which I feel we all need to own:
The earth does not belong to man.
man belongs to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blood
which unites a family.
Man does not weave the web of life,
he is only a strand in it.
Whatever happens to the Earth
happens to all of us.
Whatever man does
to the web of life on Earth
he does to himself.
July 18, 2012
We live in a world of duality. There is a polar opposite for everything. Were there is life there is a death, an in, an out, a negative, a positive, tall or short. Every thing has an opposite.
When we practice stillness of mind, we get in touch with the space between these opposing dualities. We become grounded as the neutral wire in electricity. Here is were we can create. There is nothing we can’t do, be or have if we realize that the answers are in the center of these opposites. It all comes together and melts into one. Everything is already connected. Then you choose what you desire out of this primordial soup that is being stirred.
If you choose to live a life of joy, abundance, and health than realize what is necessary to attract these positive attributed into your life. You must become a vibrational match for it. If you are attracting negative things, then go back into the stillness and get clear as to what you truly desire.
When there is any ambiguity within yourself, you will continue to attract the opposite of what you think you what. You have not become grounded .
Feel the oneness within your being and explore the contrast of this magnificent world all around you.
Every opposite is here to show us and wake us up to the eyes of God, and God is good all the time.
April 18, 2012
A coincidence is an event notable for its occurring in conjunction with other conditions, e.g. another event. As such, a coincidence occurs when something uncanny, accidental and unexpected happens under conditions named, but not under a defined relationship. When there are no conditions named, the event is just that single entity. The word is derived from the Latin cum- (“with”, “together”) and incidere (a composed verb from “in” and “cadere”: “to fall on”, “to happen”). In science, the term is generally used in a more literal translation, e.g., referring to when two rays of light strike a surface at the same point at the same time. In this usage of coincidence, there is no implication that the alignment of events is surprising, noteworthy or non-causal.
One thing is certain about coincidence. The phenomenon fascinates believers and skeptics alike. It’s a porthole into one of the most interesting philosophical questions we can ask: Are the events of our lives ultimately objective or subjective? Is there a deeper order, an overarching purpose to the universe? Or are we the lucky accidents of evolution, living our precious but brief lives in a fundamentally random world that has only the meaning we choose to give it?
I have come to the understanding that the more mindful we become, the more synchronicity occurs. We can create our future through intentional thought waves.
So the next time a coincidence occurs in your life, embrace the moment with knowing that you are exactly where you need to be. Life is revealing its DNA for your eyes only!