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Waking Up

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Confusion, Forgiveness, Love, Power, Responsibility, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Waking Up

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.” ~ Fran Drescher I used to be absolutely and undeniably obsessed with trying to get people to wake up. “Be present with your heart!” I would whisper to them as they slept. “Know that you are loved. You are here to play. It’s okay be yourself. Trust the things that happen in your life. God is love. YOU are love. You are divinely guided. Trust your body. Trust your emotions. Trust yourself. Trust life.” What felt true in my system back then was that I was awake. And that they were asleep. It...

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Why Feeling Yourself Is The Bomb Diggity

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Ground, Listening, Love, Power, Sensitivity | 7 comments

Why Feeling Yourself Is The Bomb Diggity

When I was small, there were many “truths” I swallowed hook, line, and sinker. When you grew up, you were supposed to do certain things. Like, get a job, have health insurance, stay at said job a long time, send cards at the right time, fit yourself into the fabric that is around you… You know, settle down. But I never could seem to do those things. I had some amazing jobs, sure. Health educator, elementary school teacher, training manager. Those were some awesomesauce jobs. But staying at the job ~ not quite my forte. Sending the cards? Didn’t always happen. Fitting into the...

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On Being Sensitive In An Insensitive World…

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Power, Sensitivity | 0 comments

On Being Sensitive In An Insensitive World…

Do you notice everything? Do you notice sounds, noises, lights? Slights, dismissals, injuries? Do you notice how people carry themselves? Or maybe the way they don’t carry themselves; oh dear, perhaps they slump right in on their own heart? Maybe you yourself do. Ouch. Do you notice the look on a child’s face when their wisdom or curiosity is shut down? When someone seems to experience being seen, supported, cherished? Or when they are disheartened? If you are noticing these kind of things around you, I’m guessing the world may be a bit of a painful place for you. So many people notice...

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I Don’t Even Like Kool-Aid…

Posted by on Oct 23, 2013 in Belonging, Power | 2 comments

I Don’t Even Like Kool-Aid…

Okay, so not to offend anyone here, but after a thorough study of the topic, I have concluded that we have all been duped. From the moment we get here on this big blue spinning rock, we are steeped in a medicalized culture in such an insidious way that the vast majority of us do not ever question it. To question the assumptions we “all” take for granted is sacrilege. I know this in a very intimate way because people get hotly angry with me, think I am completely nuts, and assume I am outrageously irresponsible because I question all of it. A Course In Miracles teaches that the body is a...

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Freedom

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Freedom, Love, Power | 9 comments

Freedom

“Sometimes you’ve got to let everything go – purge yourself. If you are unhappy with anything . . . whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free, your true creativity, your true self comes out.”  - Tina Turner Wow. This statement is bold. B O capital L D. Get rid of the things that you are unhappy with? What would happen if people really did this? I seriously am having trouble imagining what our world would look like if people got rid of things that they were unhappy with. We are all specialists, to one degree or...

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Responsibility

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Confusion, Love, Power, Responsibility | 4 comments

Responsibility

Responsibility comes from the Latin responsus, which means “to respond.” The expression “taking responsibility” is ironically misleading, because actually we have no choice. We are always responding to situations, even if our response is to do nothing.  ~ Tina B. Tessina I have been with the words ‘response-ability’ for several days now.  They came to me in a dream as a brilliant flash of insight.  Responsibility as the ability to respond.  (Gotta love the richness of our dream life to work this stuff out.)  I had been struggling for a few weeks with a challenging...

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