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!
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 24, 2018
“You’re going to go through tough times- that’s life. But I say, nothing happens to you, it happens for you. See the positive in negative events.” Joel Osteen
Life can get pretty tough sometimes. It can get dirty, messy and so damn hard. Many people are struggling with feelings that are pulling them down. Having a spiritual practice is vital when the going gets tough.
Recently I have been sadden by the death of a dear friend and another one that is fighting for his life, after a diagnose with leukemia. One thing after the next has set back is healing process. It is difficult to witness love ones hurting. I took in another friend into my home who is going through a tough time and I have a coaching client who also just lost her mother and nephew from a drug overdose.
I am so happy and grateful to have the faith that everything is for our highest good. I meditate every morning to stay connect to source energy. I take impeccable care of body by walking, dancing, gardening and other activities to stay healthy, I journal every morning, read inspirational books and listen to things that motivate me. Without this practice, it is easy to sink into a funky state of mind.
Even when you don’t feel like it, that is when it is most important to reach out, stay connected and have a practice that will give you the strength to pull yourself out of any situation that seems dire. You can get through it.