July 3, 2020
As America celebrates Independence Day this year, many are not feeling so independent. After being quarantined in our homes for months, our routines disrupted, jobs lost, asked to wear masks and gloves when going out for essentials, loved ones dying because of this virus, fear spreading everywhere and unrest in the streets, we’ve become more and more depended on a system that is collapsing before our eyes. America was founded on the truth that all men are created equal and we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These principles were encoded with a spiritual energy that when fully understood and implemented created a power connecting humanity to infinite intelligence.
The magnitude of the words that the Declaration for Independence message was revealing has been forgotten. Some how we have strayed so far off course we can not go back to find it. We must now create a new road map. We must forge ahead and construct a path that is sustainable, practical, feasible, flexible, and possible. We must create a new declaration.
I believe that we need to celebrate interdependence. We need each other more than ever. Nothing functions independently in nature. Everything is connected. Our bodies work the same way. Sickness occurs when our cells are miscommunicating with one another. The planet is ailing because we have disconnected with nature. This is the major problem of the world today.
Just like addicts, we have become co-dependent. Relying too heavily on one another weakens the whole. There is a price to pay for freedom, health, happiness, and the good things in life. It is taking responsibility for your thoughts, words, actions, and deeds. What role can you take this Independence Day that will bring this change into the world? How can you show up differently? Who can you collaborate with to create something positive? Where can you go to look for answers? We are interdependent beings, connected by invisible threads. When we learn how to communicate harmoniously we will restore life, liberty and be happy!
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 3, 2019
Let’s face it, life can be darn hard at times. It can knock you down, turn you inside out and twist you around. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t achieved greatness without going through some sort of adversity.
The difference between those that succeeded and those that didn’t is the faith and courage to get back up and go at it again. Also, having someone in your corner. someone who sees your goodness and sees something that you can’t or don’t believe in yet. There were times that I wanted to give up on myself but something inside me kept me going. You can call it source energy, God, spirit, consciousness or infinite intelligence, but it’s real and it always available to tap into.
If you’re going through some tough times, you can grow through it. To reach mastery in anything, or to overcome anything ask your heart for guidance and then give it your all. Grow through it! Nothing happens by accident. Learn from adversity and grow. You’ll amaze yourself who you can become!
April 15, 2014
Ah yes, spring is finally here. The forsythia is in bloom and the daffodils are brightening our days with their cheerful presence. Everything is coming back to life. It is miraculous. Underneath our feet is the earth that supports the growth of these plants and all life on earth. Soil, or what can be referred to as earth must be healthy in order for our plants to thrive and grace us with there beauty. Unfortunately, many people have lost the connection with nature and are destroying our soil with chemicals like herbicides, pesticides and insecticides. Then feeding it with toxic fertilizers. The earth is alive, and just like our minds must start out with a healthy foundation in order to grow strong, vibrant and healthy. Compost, using natural alternatives, (and there are many out there) to toxic ones that destroy all of the micronutrients that support the infrastructure of our soil. Like our bodies and minds we too are made up of this soil. Healthy soil supports a healthy community. Like above so below. Pick up some soil today and feel it, smell it,bless it, thank it and support it. Your life depends on healthy soil. Reconnect with your roots.