April 16, 2020
As I ponder, wonder, contemplate and imagine what the future holds for humanity, my thoughts drift into a simpler way of life. A day and time when people weren’t so rushed. This pandemic has put a screeching halt to our routines, and shaken many to realize that life is so fragile. How could something invisible rattle us into a state of panic and fear and have this much control over the way we live and die? If what we focus on expands, what are you focused on? Life as we know it was spinning out of control. It had to crash. Many deep down inside really wanted to get off the worry-go-round but were caught up in the momentum. If we can see what’s good about this, we can begin to shape and mold our future into something wonderful.
What if this virus is giving us a chance to reset, readjust, reevaluate, rejuvenate and re establish a new way to live? People were just going through the motions, faster and faster! Rushing is fear. Taking the rush hour train to work and back, then going to happy hour, just to do the same thing day after day. Happy hour was really numbing hour from the mundane routine of being trapped in the cog of the way society has brain washed us into believing how we need to behave. Consumerism and commercialism had us squeezed so tight, that it felt like we were in a straight jacket. Well, here is your chance to get free! To release yourself from the prison.
What will you do to imagine a new world? What do you want it to look like? How do you want it to feel? Together we can create a future that is bright, healthy, prosperous, compassionate and full of wonderful possibilities. Dream, play and envision this and collectively we can create it.
Let’s co-create, are you ready?
February 12, 2020
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the tension that people are feeling around the world. Just turn on the TV, radio, internet or any devise and you will be hooked into a world that seems to have gone mad! I get phone calls from distressed people almost daily. We all want relief from our depression, anxiety, stress, and other maladies that are causing us to feel bad. Too many people think that a pill will cure their ill, but in many cases this is causing more of a problem. You just want these yucky feeling to go away. I know, I’ve been there. I know what depression, anxiety and stress feel like. It’s a state of mind that is trapping you into patterns of familiarity. To change requires a willingness to surrender to the familiar and venture into the unknown territory of what could be. It is the willingness to create new patterns of hope, possibilities and expansion.
If you can wonder, imagine and aspire to something greater than the darkness that seems to loom over you, you can then begin to get an inkling of what enlightenment can feel like. After all, enlightenment is a only state of being. The state of depression is dark and dense. Enlightenment is allowing the light to shine into and through you. But, it only comes when you are willing to do the work. You’ve got to put in the time and effort! Change, is possibilities. Before enlightenment, you chop wood and carry water. After enlightenment you chop wood and carry water.
July 24, 2019
As soon as you pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
Lately, I’ve been honing my skills into really shaping the life I want. I’ve been on a quest to step into a totally different reality. To do this I have to do what the mystics called, shape shifting. That is dreaming yourself into a state of being. So, of course the first question you have to ask yourself is who do you want to be, what will you be doing and why?
This is an ancient belief in all cultures. It is what the movie The Transformers are all about. But, before you can do something, you have to become that someone. If you want a new personal reality, you have to shift your personality. The more I talk to people the more transformation they want to make in their lives but they feel stuck, confused, stressed, full of anxiety or depressed. You will not be able to shape shift if your emotional state is in turmoil.
You must release any tension in your mind/body/spirit to allow for the freedom to travel the realms of different dimensions. To let yourself go and explore what is possible. Imagine the life you want. Set yourself free and morph into whatever shape comes through you. Kids do this naturally when they feel safe enough to play. How about you? Are you ready to shape shift? Do you need guidance to release the tension for you to get started? I’m here to support you as you learn how to mold into a whole new YOU!
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.
August 31, 2017
Persistence is the key ingredient in achieving anything you desire from life. It is holding to a course of continued action, belief, and purpose without giving in or giving up. Napoleon Hill wrote in his book Think and Grow Rich, “There may be no heroic connotation to the word persistence, but the quality is to a person’s character what carbon is to steel.” Persistence is a habit that will begin to cultivate, when you realize your life’s purpose, have a strong desire, and strengthen your will. Set goals for yourself and follow through on them.
Nothing worthwhile in life comes without struggles to overcome. There are no cheap goods in the heavenly market, and everything worth having is expensive. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up, and are pursuing their own dreams, have faith and take action every day toward your dream. The opposite of persistence is procrastination, this is truly an enemy. It will keep you stuck, weak and create all kinds of excuses why you can not accomplish something. Face yourself honestly and openly, challenge yourself, to overcome this habit. Believe in yourself and know that you can not fail if you persist, and move in the direction of your dream. For every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.
The philosopher Henry David Thoreau quoted “If you advance confidently in the direction of your dream, and live the life you can image, you will meet with success, unexpected in common hours.” Go live your dream.
February 23, 2016
Yesterday as I was driving to an empowerment dance class I teach, I listened to an interview with Albert Woodfox. He just was released from living in solitary confinement for over 40 YEARS. Yes, I wrote that correctly over 40 YEARS! The question that was asked of him that resonated with me was; how did you maintain your sanity all that time? Now the question I have for you is what prison are you living in? If you are able to move about freely, drive, walk, fly, take a bus, train or any other means of travel without restrains and thinking your trapped in a cell, your right. You are in the prison cell of your mind. I can not imagine how someone could spend over four decades in solitary confinement without going totally crazy, but Albert Woodfox’s spirit was not broken. He is a testament to all of us to stay grateful for the freedom that we already have even if we feel trapped in our own minds. The cruelty and torture he endured was inhuman. The cruelty and torture we inflict on ourselves are the doings of thoughts that do not serve our spirit. Set yourself free. As Albert walked out a free man after all these years, you too can set yourself free. Albert Woodfox is a heroic man who was unjustly sentenced to endure his life in solitary confinement but showed us all that our spirit is free even in the isolated chambers of a prison. God bless…
December 2, 2014
I have had many failures in my life. Some were harder to endure than others. However, I always got up and tried again. For every failure holds the seed to success. The oak tree sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dream, imagine, and take action every day toward your vision. The idea is planted in your mind for a reason. It must be cultivated, before you harvest the reward. Every failure brings you one step closer to success. So never give up on your worthy idea. Fail forward. A baby learns to walk by falling down many times. A young child learns to ride a bicycle by getting back up on it. So don’t stop now, keep on learning, growing, giving your best, and before you know it you will have cracked open the seed to success.