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Month: September 2017

IMPERFECTION AS ART,Wabi-sabi

IMPERFECTION AS ART,Wabi-sabi

Imperfection as art and Perfection as not as beautiful, hmm that gives us pause, yes? Perfection vs imperfect life? My life as art that is not in any way perfect. Whoa, wait a minute! Imperfection as art and a celebration of who we are,  just as we are. Really? What if we could see that living in imperfection as art is our celebration of self? The fact that we as humans so want and strive for something that does not…

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THAT WORD IS SHOULD, it needs to be eradicated NOW!

THAT WORD IS SHOULD, it needs to be eradicated NOW!

THAT WORD IS SHOULD! Oh, don’t you just love it when we catch ourselves saying “should”? That word ‘should’, it truly needs to be eradicated. We should do this, we should do that. When I use this word,  I am echoing a past part of myself. I am not a happy camper when I use that word. Nope, I am hereby declaring this word is no longer allowed in my vocabulary. I recently took stock of how often I was…

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Are you living on Auto Pilot? 5 ways to Check into our Intentional Choices

Are you living on Auto Pilot? 5 ways to Check into our Intentional Choices

ARE WE LIVING ON AUTOPILOT? Or are we totally aware of every moment in our lives?           You know the feeling when you are driving and all of a sudden you look up and go where am I? How did I get here?When did I stop noticing the road? I remember doing that one day while following a huge truck. Suddenly I was on an exit ramp without having a clue how I got there. And…

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STOP TALKING SO YOU CAN LISTEN, The Universe has something to say!

STOP TALKING SO YOU CAN LISTEN, The Universe has something to say!

A friend just said to me, Stop talking so you can listen, The Universe has something to say! Really, did you just say that to me? I have to admit, it stopped me dead in my tracks. Yup. Then he said, are you really willing to stop talking and listen? Huh, do I have too? This is how it works, he continues ignoring me. We ask the Universe for guidance and show our willingness to hear and listen. And in…

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I STEPPED IN POOP TODAY, life lesson #3,589…and counting

I STEPPED IN POOP TODAY, life lesson #3,589…and counting

Have you  ever stepped into poop? I stepped into poop today.   Yup, I did that today! I stepped into poop while out for my morning walk. And I started to giggle. Of course, I stepped into poop, because it was another lesson in not paying attention to my path. Oh thank you Universe, for making sure not only that I saw it, but I actually had to experience it! NOT! I know you are laughing, dear reader.  And, I…

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HEART- CENTRIC LIVING, 5 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD

HEART- CENTRIC LIVING, 5 WAYS TO CHANGE YOUR WORLD

Heart-centric living, it truly changes our world! If you think that our brain is the driver of our bodies, think again. Did you know that our heart is 5,000 times more powerful that our brain? That really sets the bar for heart-centric living doesn’t it? This information is according to The Heart Math Institute. Have you ever heard of them? They have discovered that living in the electromagnetic field of our own heart can completely change our world. Wow, that…

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What is My True Self?

What is My True Self?

Hmm, what is my true Self?  Is it who my family says I am? Is it who the world thinks I am ?  Knowing our world is happy to define us at times does not leave much room for self exploration. At some point we realize that hmm., something just doesn’t feel quite right. After all, I think I made all my life decisions based on what someone else thought I should be. Then we move into the space of…

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Vulnerability and Comfort, speaking our Truth?

Vulnerability and Comfort, speaking our Truth?

Hmmm, vulnerability and comfort? What work do we have to do to be in that space? Today I listened to a friend tell me about a crisis he is going through. I heard his faltering voice and wondered how hard it was for him to share this painful story. Was his vulnerability and comfort speaking all of our truths? You know that sensation of wanting to share something, but not sure if we are comfortable enough to deal with how others…

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CHOP WOOD CARRY STICKS STORY. Do you know it?

CHOP WOOD CARRY STICKS STORY. Do you know it?

THE STORY OF HOW WE GET TO ENLIGHTENMENT IS CHOP WOOD AND CARRY STICKS.  There is a Buddhist saying that enlightenment comes as one chop wood and carries sticks.  And after we reach enlightenment we continue to chop wood and carry sticks. The story is that the young monk was seeking enlightenment. So he sought out the elder monk to ask him how he would get to enlightenment. The elder monk told him to go chop wood and carry sticks….

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HEALING WITH A SINGING BOWL…have you tried this?

HEALING WITH A SINGING BOWL…have you tried this?

Healing with a Singing Bowl…have you considered trying this? I unexpectedly was given a singing bowl and did not  realize until some time passed what gifts it bestows. When I started playing with it,  I was completely mesmerized.  Healing with a singing bowl is the most amazing experience. Let’s talk about how this works. Have you ever tried a singing bowl? First it draws you in, as your figure out how to make it sing. Then you of course, you want…

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TODAY I CHOOSE ACTION…what is our wish vs our want?

TODAY I CHOOSE ACTION…what is our wish vs our want?

Today I was thinking about how much joy I am living in because I just choose to take action and make this blog happen. It started me thinking about our wishes versus our wants. Successful action vs inaction. When we talk about success, what does that really mean? Is it an euphemism for sometime later? Or is it taking action? And that brought a point to bear for me. When we wish for something, I think that is the equivalent…

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HOW TO FIND MY DREAM…DO I DARE?

HOW TO FIND MY DREAM…DO I DARE?

How to find my dream , if I am not willing to try?  Or even dare to  verbalize them? Oh, haven’t we all been there? How often have we dissed our own thoughts because we thought them untenable or not reasonably and socially acceptable? In doing so, what have we done to our own power of thought and perception of self? Is that how dis-ease begins? The idea of actually sitting down with paper and pen and committing to writing…

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DID YOU VACUUM TODAY?…or starting from where you are.

DID YOU VACUUM TODAY?…or starting from where you are.

Did you vacuum today?  On the phone with a friend, he asked,  did you vacuum today? I of course feeling a bit put off, said, umm, why are you asking? Because he replied, he realized he had not vacuumed in weeks. And he was becoming more aware that since he does not like to vacuum, it then becomes something he just chooses to push away. So three weeks later he is not happy with the way his space looks but he…

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I CAN DO IT cards Louise Hay

I CAN DO IT cards Louise Hay

I CAN DO IT CARDS, LOUISE HAY. Louise Hay, the creator of amazing affirmations such as, I can do it cards and  one of the pioneers of positive thinking, has left this physical plane. Ms Hay has made an enormous impact on the possibility of living to our fullest potential. The body of her work is representative of how our thoughts create our lives. And how we have that choice to completely change our world just through understanding our thoughts…

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