Creating Peace in the Twilight Zone

Creating Peace in the Twilight Zone

For those of us who are highly sensitive, deeply aware, empathic souls, it’s easy to feel it all and so I’d like to take just a few moments and share a few thoughts to create more peace and calm in the midst of big world events right now (US primary elections, coronavirus, etc).

I invite us all collectively into deepening our inner peace and calm as well as invite you to some group meditations I’ll be hosting for free this week to collectively get our energy into a state of love, healing, and peace.

A Christmas Miracle (Kleenex may be handy)

A Christmas Miracle (Kleenex may be handy)

Merry belated Christmas to you if you celebrate. If you don’t, happy everything day! I was about six-years-old when I experienced my first “Christmas Miracle” and even being that young, I knew we didn’t have money. I didn’t think too much about it. My clothes were sometimes hand-me-downs but mostly hand-made by my mother with fabric donated by the local church. I was a happy kid. Quiet. Artistic and I loved to draw and paint. I was also very aware. I knew when people were sad or angry and I often kept to myself in my own little world where I could safely observe everything around me. At Christmastime, our favorite thing to do was enjoying a cup of hot cocoa and looking at the multi-colored lights on our second-hand silver aluminum tree while my mom read our favorite book, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The delightfully awkward tree stood about three-feet-tall but my mom cleverly put it on top of a table so it appeared taller and we could gaze at the lights reflecting all over the room. It was Christmas Eve. I didn’t notice any presents under the tree. What I do remember was the subtle angst. My mom is excellent at figuring things out and pulling things off out of thin air to provide birthdays and holidays. I knew something was wrong but wasn’t sure why and wasn’t sure how I could fix it. (It was years later that I learned she would often stay up all night sewing dolls and clothing for the kids after we had gone to sleep to make sure we had...
What kind of Asker are You?

What kind of Asker are You?

Ask and receive. You’ve likely heard this before, right? When I used to hear that, I rejected it. It couldn’t be that easy, right? So I didn’t ask for stuff. I was taught to be grateful for what I had and I could be happy with very little. I saw my parents work really hard and heard a lot of “someday… if/when we get a lot of money…” and we would dream about what we would do IF… Then I learned how to work really hard to create things I desired… I stayed at jobs that I hated. I even worked for a boss who was verbally abusive to everyone around him. His temper tantrums included pounding his fists on the conference room table when he got mad, which was all the time. My thinking was, “But I’m making $60,000 a year and I can’t make that anywhere else.” I worked 60+ hours a week at most of my jobs. I went to the gym five days a week and ate tuna out of the can (super gross) to force my body to change. There was a lot of force involved and I made stuff happen, yet I always felt like I was behind – I never quite got ahead and it was never enough. In 2014, I declared joy in my life. I didn’t know how I was going to get it but I kept “putting it out to the universe” to show me something different. I had questions like this go through my head hundreds of times, “What if I learned abundance through abundance?” “Can I learn...
The GAP: where dreams die or come alive (part 2)

The GAP: where dreams die or come alive (part 2)

There is a theme happening right now… it’s kinda like when you want to buy a red car and then you notice that EVERYONE has a red car… The theme is people are stepping into the GAP. (Not the clothing store as my funny and smart @$$ friend Heidi says.) The GAP is the place between letting go of what no longer works and stepping into what is coming – BUT what’s coming hasn’t shown up quite yet. I talk about the gap in part 1 of this article series here because the first step is to get clear on what you desire. “The GAP (can be) the place where possibilities go to die from causes like, ‘being responsible,’ ‘being realistic,’ and ‘being practical.’” The Gap is also the place where infinite possibilities come alive. My friend Lori reminded me of this recently. If you truly desire change, there is no going back to the old life. You can SORT OF go back to the old life but it will likely be more painful. Why? Because you know what you desire and you consciously told yourself you couldn’t have it. I’m seeing more and more people consciously enter into the GAP without having the universe smack them around before they’ll finally listen to their deepest desires. (We don’t need to hit rock bottom or have a total breakdown to wake up to a new possibility.) How we go into the GAP doesn’t necessarily matter (in my opinion). It’s what we do after we enter that matters. The old me: I would desire something to be different. I would let...