Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The holidays are upon us and it is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness, stress, consumerism, craziness and chaos. For me, it has been incredibly helpful to take a deep breath and come back to the true meaning of the season. While taking this deep healing cleansing breath, I set my intention to celebrate Spirit and remember my true nature, and the nature of those around me. We are after all Spiritual beings having this human experience! In addition to these breaths, I consciously relax and invite Spirit in for the highest possible healing purpose in all that I am doing. The miracles and synchronicity that has shown up has been astonishing.

Overwhelment and frustration for many is high, so remembering and implementing this simple practice can invite and attract wonderful support. Intention is a powerful tool that many do not use to their greatest advantage. So, the next time you feel stressed or anxious, simply take a healing cleansing breath and set the intention you would like to invite. This can be done in less than a minute and can completely change the course and experience of your day.

We have more power than we think, but using our own willpower and life force to push can not only be unpleasant but even dangerous! Line up with “real power,” and co-create with the Universal Source of energy. When we do this, life can be more like riding a wave rather than swimming upstream. It is much less exhausting and so much more fun!

Happy Holy-Days to you, may you be filled with the magic, joy and true meaning of the season! And remember you are a walking, living breathing miracle! Blessings of immense love, compassion and miracles.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Zen teaches us that pain is the universal great awakener - I know for me this has been true. The pain and disillusionment of life has brought me to my knees, and starkly revealed that I have much less power (and wisdom) than I think. Pain is frequently the catalyst that brings us to the place of earnest prayer. During these interesting and difficult times, I see people’s hearts and minds cracking open. Many are starting to have authentic conversations with God - which I doubt would have happened if life was going along smoothly.

So what is pain supposed to be waking us up too? The fact that we are no different, better, or worse than anyone else. Pain insists that we release our white knuckled grip on life, our attachments, and the youthful notion that we are all powerful and in control. I love the acronym for EGO: Edging God Out. From ego, it is easy to live life from the position of seperateness, superiority and self importance. Rather than living from EGO, I now live from IGO. I translate this to mean: Inviting God Only…OR I Go with God. You have probably heard the saying: the same energy that can turn embryos into babies and turn the planets around the sun, can take care of your life – if you let it. So when we invite God in, we are aligning with the Creative Intelligence that does such an amazing job in nature: with the animals, the seasons, the stars and beyond.

So, it seems to me that many, many people are inviting God in right now and lining up with Source. Can you feel the shift? Such intense energy: cracking opening and awakening. It feels we have been stuck in the middle of the hour glass for a long time, and yes it has been painful, but it has also been a blessing. It has helped us prioritize, grow up, set strong intentions and go deeper in our spiritual connection. It is when the roots grow really deep that we can withstand the hurricanes, the tornados and category 5 storms.

So how are you feeling? Are you living in EGO or IGO? Are you optimistic and feeling relief? Or are you still pinched and pained? Write to me at and share your experiences, thoughts, questions and ideas. I love hearing from you!