acceptance


stand for
Change Change. We are redefining our future. What does that mean? It means as we change on a personal level, we are also changing at the global level — raising consciousness. What do we stand for? What political and social issues are important to us? Net neutrality? Isn’t it everyone’s […]

Change on a Personal Level


present
11:11:11:01 Today is 11:11 and looking at the clock on my mac, it says 11:01. How interesting! 11:11 11:01 — I woke this morning and wrote a header in my journal called “recent activity, coincidences and occurrences.” Below is what I extracted from a couple of the pages. Old stuff. […]

JOURNAL ENTRY November 11


human condition
  JOURNAL ENTRY Oct 15: Anxiety and excitement can very much feel the same. There is so much to be excited about, my third book was finished earlier this year, and I’m in the middle of recording this CD. For an artist, these fruits are beautiful gifts. My life today, in […]

Doing our Best to do WHAT’s BEST



courage, the first step
Maya Angelou Said courage was the most important virtue. We do it everyday on conscious or subconscious levels. The moment we wake up and place our feet on the floor, whether we “have it all,” live in fear, or are recovering from a trauma, we are — choosing courage. Courage […]

COURAGE



Gratitude
WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY Purple. Anything purple — because it was Mary’s favorite colour. She loved 1970’s Cadillac Coupe de Ville’s, playing gin rummy, and she made a mean Portuguese kale soup. She crocheted blankets and table clothes in all sorts of intricate patterns and knitted cream coloured lace doilies […]

WAKING INSTANTS 07: MARY





society
The best kept secret in Modern Civilization: There is NOTHING wrong with you. Where purple pants, sing off key, march to a different drum, or simply just be plain and humbly you — the whole spectrum is beautiful, not just a chosen few. #LetsGoUp

Best Kept Secret




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The job of an artist, of any kind, is to interpret, to show, to explain what they are seeing. Never be afraid to express what you see. From a young boy, I remember feeling — well, what seemed at the time, like just about everything. Being overwhelmed by the outside […]

Working on Purpose




Surrender 3
Asking for help can sometimes feel as if we are being submissive. But truly asking from our heart is allowing for possibility to form. Asking, either out loud or in silence, is using our voice as an instrument through which the Universe can then speak.  Asking for help opens our […]

Our Voice is an Instrument


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I say some version of this every morning. It’s a prayer of surrender and guidance I picked up for Marianne Williamson and A Course in Miracles. The synchronicity of it is that I woke up feeling anxiety this morning and wrote it in my journal. Then I thought I should […]

Monday’s Surrendering Prayer




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Here we are smack dab in mid July! A lot of people are on holiday, some are taking breaks from school, others still working harder and longer hours than ever. Where ever we we fall on the spectrum — it is important to slow down, just a bit, to smell […]

Take Time to Smell The Flowers


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One thing I learned from loss is: Without the job, the title, the car, the money – you discover who love’s and supports you for who you really are. And they are the same people who include and support everyone else’s successes and dreams – which is a good barometer […]

Loss Teaches


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Look everywhere for kindness – in the eyes of a stranger, to the words of our global brothers and sisters, through the laughter of our children, the nudge from our pets, in the sounds of nature. Keep looking – seek it as you would your favorite flower – acknowledge it, […]

Seek Kindness



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Painting doorways, creating possibility, having breakthroughs. The only way to really do it is to evolve ourselves. We evolve and move forward by releasing. Releasing is forgiving yourself for the million things you think you did wrong and the times you think you were not good enough. You were good […]

Doors, Possibility and Breakthroughs


include
I write a lot about it. I’m a huge advocate of it. So, what is inclusiveness really? The short definition is – to consider everything…everyone. Peeling back the layers and digging deeper we can discover that inclusiveness is active – to actively value each other. In my opinion, actively valuing […]

Inclusiveness – Evolving Conversation


smiling
In the deepest sense of the word, miracle in Sanskrit translates to Smerah, meaning “smiling,” Offering our service in uncertain times brings the miracle to us. How can I help? Slowing our breath, keeping it deep and steady connects us directly to the miracle. The miracle is you! Choose to […]

Smerah







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Recharging the Empath Years ago I read a book titled “Are you Really Too Sensitive” by Marcy Calhoun. That was the beginning of my understanding through someone else’s words, what an empath is, why I felt that way I did, and how to take better care of myself. The dictionary […]

Recharging the Empath






Rising Personal Narrative 11
RISING HEART—BEAT and SONG (A Personal Narrative 2009-2014) Master Class I am a writer, I suck at spelling, and I almost flunked English in high school. I AM a writer, of love and dreams, of words that speak to me out of my dreams and meditations. I write experientially and […]

Rising Heart, Beat and Song


Shift Perception
Sometimes it’s as simple as looking up to see it. Other times, we pause and reflect to receive the gift. When I say gift, the gift is love and hope and faith. It’s found in the very moment we shift our perception, it lives in the now, not the past […]

From Fear to Love