Showing posts from November, 2014

Spiritual Awareness: Letters To Your Old Self!

The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her.
Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one…- A. J. Jacobs

Over the weekend I was cleaning out some photos from my personal social media sites. I came across an album from an event I attended four years ago. It was great to reminisce on those moments, to see faces that I have not seen in a while and may possibly never see again. Life has changed so much in this short time frame.

Then I came across a few shots of myself. I was floored! Shocked! Was that really me? I looked so different. I was probably fifteen pounds heavier than I am today. I am smiling in the photo but my smile was not reaching my eyes.

I realized that the date stamp on the photo was five months after I had been hit by a vehicle walking across the street which had led me to evaluate my life. There were things I knew needed to be changed. But there I was in that photo, still involved in things that were contributing…

It's All About Dharma Baby! Part 2- Synchronicity!

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Spiritual Awareness: A Beacon of Love and Light!.

Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. 
It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. 
It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. 
-Michael Strassfeld

Recently a group of my friends got together to spend an evening to catch up and share what was going on in each other’s lives. It was a fun filled night of laughter and great conversation. At some point I excused myself to make a trip to the restroom and when I was on my way back to the table I stopped and looked at my group of friends for a moment. Every person at that table was someone I have so much love and affection for. Oddly enough I realized that these very people were with me the same time last year, albeit a couple of friends who were not there for other reasons.
It was really heartwarming to observe this group. There is a strong sense of unconditional love that ties our group together. I know that no matter where I go, these people will always be in my heart. I …

Spiritual Awareness- Musings About Forgiveness!

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.― Mahatma Gandhi

As human beings we see the possibility of hurting each other as real. How can we not? This is all we know. It’s ingrained in us to expect pain. When someone hurts us we are placed in a position to forgive. We may take a while to do so, even wrestle with the forgiveness before extending it.

I have learned to forgive faster as I open myself up to more spiritual guidance. But as I was studying A Course In Miracles I was further exposed to a thought that truly blew my mind.

We are so far removed from the Source that we sometimes don’t realize that a hurt is a construct of the mind that we buy into. First we have to actually perceive that we are hurt by someone to forgive them. But what if we started to view the actions of another person as an extent of our collective inability to first and automatically act from love? Now this is a controversial…

Spiritual Awareness: It's About Dharma, Baby! Synchronicity At Play! Part 3.

“Pay attention to the intricate patterns of your existence that you take for granted.”
― Doug Dillon
We have to pay attention to the signs and patterns in our lives that will eventually lead us down a path toward our contribution to this world.

After spending over twenty-two years with my mind trapped and a purpose stalled I finally emerged from a spiritual awakening, happy and blissful in ways I had never been before. In one moment of sheer gratitude I offered my life and whatever efforts I could muster up to help at least one person experience what I felt. And in that one night my whole life changed. Something awakened me for a reason so I started asking myself: What am I to do?

I toyed with a few things but nothing seemed to come to fruition. Until that one day when a voice in my head clued me into my love of reading, writing and sharing what I had learned on life’s journey, as the avenue to do what I am doing now.

But here is where it all fell into place. Many years ago a good …

Develop Positivity By Facing Challenges!

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.”
 ― Bernie S. Siegel
People ask me how is it that I seem to stay positive and happy on a consistent basis. Don’t get me wrong I have my blue days but they don’t last very long anymore. It is really a deliberate choice to become who I am today. At some point, I recognized acutely that I was unhappy and decided one day it was unacceptable. But when I look back on my life I see where I have been taking certain steps at different times in my life to grasp the happiness that I intuitively sensed was attainable.  One of the things I believe that helps me be a happy person is by facing the challenges life dishes out and not run away from them.
I lost my father when I was three years old. I have no memory of him. That loss definitely had a huge impact in my life, growing up as a fatherless girl and not having very many father figures to guide me. But I was fortunate in my late twenties to become aware of this dis…

Spiritual Awareness: Falling In Love With Nature!

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.
Take the power to make your life happy.” ― Susan Polis Schutz

I have developed a new passion for nature. Since becoming completely aware, I look at everything around me with a new set of eyes full of appreciation. Last night as I sat outside wrapped in blankets on a cold November night, I looked up between the trees and gazed at the stars in the sky. There are planets out there, galaxies besides our own, new stars being formed and I was filled with wonder. “Who did this?” It’s a question I have always asked myself and almost immediately the thoughts ranging from some intelligent creator to “I really don’t care” crossed my mind.

Whatever or whoever put the elements out there, one thing I know for sure, is …