Posts in GROWTH
Dream Big

The past few weeks have been filled with joy, blessings, and a lot of excitement.  It all began with a visit from my son, Steve whom I hadn’t seen in about a year.  I was excited to see him as well as to show him around the city of Santa Fe, the place I currently call home.  It didn’t take long for him to be in awe of the beauty that I cherish each day.  There was not a day during his visit that I didn’t hear, “I really like it here.”  Yes, this city has a way of captivating you. 

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All we see is perception

Yin and Yang is about balance. Every aspect of us has the light and the shadow as does this quote. In seeing beauty in me, it is reflecting what is in you. If you see anger, hatred, in me, that is also a reflection of something that is in you.

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Being in Service

"If I could give you information of my life, it would be to say,  I am so blessed with all the beautiful gifts God has shown me, the teachers sent to me to guide me back onto a path of being in service.  The more I am shown the more I realize, all that God does and I am filled with grace."  Sangeet

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Release and Let Go

How often do you hear the words "just let it go" and find yourself going, if I knew how to do that, don't you think I would? If it was that easy, don't you think I would have, was always running through my mind. Then it it hit me....maybe I don't want to let it go. Maybe I like having the worry, or the sickness or all the possessions of my past go” and find yourself

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Just because I am home, does not mean I am lonely

Around 8:30 tonight, my phone rang and the voice on the other end, says, are you busy?  I answered no and before saying anything else, I heard, can I come by, I am just around the corner.  I said sure.  Once my friend arrived, first words stated, were “it’s Friday night, what are you doing home, people will think you are lonely?  I started laughing and said, I am relaxing, and I am not lonely, but what does Friday night have to do with anything?  Deep inside, I already knew how they were going to answer, as I use to feel the same way.

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Is your childhood trauma...Still Alive?

One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is to go back and observe all the experiences in childhood that have impacted our lives.  Take a step back for a moment and see yourself as the child, with the perspective you have today as an adult, looking at each event, each experience, each moment with the understanding and compassion of your adult self.

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And one day she awoke

How often do you pay attention to your dreams?  For the past 10 or so years, I have had a dream journal that I write down different aspects of dreams that have stayed with me to reflect upon later.  It all began after attending a workshop on dream analysis based on Carl Jung’s work and has continued as I have studied and been immersed in mysticism, shamanism and other ancient ways.

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Integrity- A Way of LIfe

Often, we live most of our lives with meanings from childhood all around us, "be a good girl", "to succeed you have to do or be this or that", "you have to work hard at everything" and many more. Through the years, you become all that conditioning and somewhere you have lost yourself. In time you will be challenging the image of who you have told you are and who others 'think' you should be. From experience, I will say, you will go to some dark places and be way off your path. Truthfully, you have lost your authentic self and the journey back depending on how long you wait, may bring along days of being uncomfortable.


 

Many our living a life based on the influences around them. In so many ways becoming sheep, following and becoming what others thought they should be. Deep inside there is a constant message of needing to do more, be better, find something new.... all leading to anger and self-loathing.

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LIsten to the Sounds of Silence

Reflection is a great reminder of where we have been.

In looking back, it is so obvious how many times, my soul was doing all it could to guide me, but I was so busy with my agenda, so distracted to what I thought was important that I wasn’t just paying attention, I wasn’t even in the same landscape.  Even when the ALERTS were obvious.  This is a warning or in many cases loud announcements saying this is what you need to do, I disregarded them.  As I was looking back this morning, I began to chuckle as I remembered so many of those signs that were alerting me, a couple close calls with death from illnesses/diseases, three rear ended car accidents, of which the last one, finally woke me up. 

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Be Present to the Moment

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind.  Breathing out, I smile.  Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

 

As I was settling in to a morning of connecting with myself, I felt this pang in my heart.  I acknowledged it and tucked the feeling into the back of my mind.  I was grateful in that moment of presence I had acknowledged the feeling as so many times in my life, I was so busy with this task or that, I wouldn’t have even paid attention.

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Finding me ~ in stillness

As I finished my combination yoga practice this morning of kundalini, I felt an inner stirring to continue to 30 minutes or so of yin.  As I settled into tadpole, a stillness overcame me, and tears began flowing.  I have become comfortable with this happening during yin and acknowledge that a release is needed and when it is time the meaning will come. I held the pose and as my body was ready went deeper, acknowledging sensations and appreciating all my body is sharing with me.

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