Thursday, December 31, 2015

Humility



The path to God is a humble one. 
Don’t take pride on your journey 
or you will soon lose your way.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shedding light


A crack that begins in childhood
grows wider as the years pass
until it becomes a deep hole.
 If our pain goes unacknowledged,
we can't get escape from the hole
and are forced to live in darkness.
The only way we can cope with 
darkness is to live unconsciously...

***

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Choosing truth



Truth is something we can count 
because it doesn't change.
Fear alters things to suit itself...

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Living your purpose


When you're aligned with
 the plan the Universe has for you, 
your life will quickly transform 
into something really amazing.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

A new day


Our minds are filled with a collection of data.
Most of the data is called "past experiences".
If we let our minds be the road map for our lives,
our thoughts, reactions, and decisions will be based  
on the experiences of our past.

We will unknowingly re-live our childhood 
over and over...

To break free of the past, 
we have to live deeper than our mind.

To live in the present moment,
we can not choose yesterday's ideas.

Each day must be fresh and new,
aligning ourselves with wisdom and truth.

****

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Life


There is a world 
beyond the world.
A world of beauty, 
love & truth.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Being you



Losing sight of who you are
is a journey riddled 
with loneliness and fear.

Co-dependency is painful...

Monday, December 21, 2015

The light of the world


Because the world reflected my own pain,
it took years of doing healing work
for me to be able to see the world 
in it’s true LIGHT.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sprouting forward


Just as a seed cracks open 
and leaves it’s shell 
in order to blossom 
into something magnificent,
we too, must leave our shell
 when we have outgrown it.
Otherwise, we will wither...


Friday, December 18, 2015

Joyful determination



“ fly toward a secret sky... let go... 
take a step without feet.”

― Rumi

Thursday, December 17, 2015

A happy heart

Tenderly  
cradle 
your 
little 
bruised 
heart 
gently
in 
the 
cup  
of 
your 
hand,
for
only
after 
you
have
kissed
it 
tenderly,
will
it
love
again




Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A new day


  As long as there is 
    something new to learn,
    the adventure will never
be over… 

****


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Taking risks



Living without purpose
 is death to the spirit. 
Desire your purpose so deeply
you won’t hesitate 
when you come to a fork in the road.
Though you don’t know what awaits you,
risk everything for it.
For only then will you know 
how it truly feels to be alive…

Monday, December 14, 2015

Changing old behaviors



As a child,
I began shouldering 
the pain of others
as a way to avoid 
my own feelings.
It took many years
 and a lot of pain
to learn this truth.

But with truth in hand,
 I began walking 
a new path;
path that has led me  
to freedom.

Today, because my wings
aren’t so heavy, 
it has become easier
 for me to fly.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

A new perspective



What you think are your troubles 
are actually your life lessons. 
Learn them well...

*****

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Your new friend



We are all nurtured by the quiet.
As much as we think we enjoy the busyness,
most of the time we are merely running
from the things we don't want to deal with;
loneliness, the way we feel about ourselves, 
mistakes we haven't made peace with, 
hurts & disappointments that are unresolved.

Though it takes courage to  face things,
self-examination is the greatest adventure 
you will ever have....

At first, the silence will acquaint you with your pain,
but one day soon, the quiet will become your dearest friend.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Pure joy



For a woman to claim her power,
she must take a deep, honest look at herself.
Though it is a daunting process,
Her determination and courage ensures her success.
There will be work to do; 
lessons she must master, tests she must pass.
This includes wrongs that need to be made right,
grief work, anger work, forgiveness work.
She must also let herself to be vulnerable, 
exposing the carefully guarded places in her heart,
caressing any bruises that are still tender, 
and becoming friends with old sorrows.
In the beginning, she will weep and fall to her knees
when she sees the errors she has made 
and the ways she has abandoned herself.
But only upon awakening to truth,
does she start to mend her broken-ness.
When she has faced and healed her life, 
all that will remain are the lessons she learned
and the gifts that each lesson has given her;
beauty, wisdom, compassion, strength…
Again she she will fall to her knees
not because she is sad,
but because her heart is filled with gratitude 
and she sees how beautiful the world really is.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Building faith



Don't get discouraged
when things get bumpy,
your world feels shaky,
and you are lost and confused.

There are many things that happen
 in our lives that don't appear to be good.

But this is where faith steps in...

Though your human eyes may not see
the beauty of what is unfolding,
when you trust that life loves you,
you will know everything is good.

Just breathe...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Waking up


The real journey begins when 
you have pried yourself loose of fear,
for when you are no longer afraid, 
the world is yours.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Uncharted places



Don't hold tightly to illusions.
Risk everything to live in truth.

****

Monday, December 7, 2015

A breath of truth


When you completely surrender your will to God
 and align your life with His Way,
you can expect big changes to happen.

All the parts of your life that are based 
on fear and falseness will die away,  
leaving a lot of empty space.

No matter how uncomfortable you feel, 
don't try to fill the empty space with more illusions.

Let things be as they are, trusting that...
one day soon a new world will open up,
one that will exceed any dreams you've had,
a world of infinite possibilities...

****

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Inner wealth

Sing along with life.
Sprinkle glitter over your sorrow.
For there is a joy in you 
that will always transcend beyond...

****

"Sorrow prepares you for joy. 
It violently sweeps everything out of your house, 
so that new joy can find space to enter. 
It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, 
so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. 
It pulls up the rotten roots, 
so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. 
Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, 
far better things will take their place.” - Rumi

****

Saturday, December 5, 2015

A fresh start



Change your belief system if it says…
Life is hard
I’ll never be good enough
Good things only happen to others

With an open mind and joyful determination 
your life will transform into something amazing.

Replace your old beliefs with…
Life loves and supports me
I expect good things to happen every day
My challenges help me to grow wings
Life as an exciting adventure…

Friday, December 4, 2015

Lasting joy


When all your busyness has depleted you, 
and you are tired of running from yourself,
trade the chaos in for some quiet time. 

But keep in mind that when you slow down, 
all the pain in your life you've ignored,
will now be right in your face.

Celebrate the beginning of your awakening...

There is nothing empowering about avoidance. 
With all the courage you can muster, examine all of it,
for this is the doorway to lasting peace and joy...

*****

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Feeling the pull...



Do you feel the Universe beckoning you 
to go somewhere you’ve never been before?

Remember to: 
open your arms wide,
travel light by releasing the past,
empty yourself of worldly desires,
listen carefully for the cues,
dare to venture into unknown.

A little hint: 
your new destination is not a place 
that exists in the outer world.
The adventure will happen from within...

*****

If it is bread you seek, you will find bread.
If it is the soul you seek, you will find the soul
- Rumi

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Trusting your intuition


There are two kinds of answers.
Ones that come from truth, 
or ones based on fear 
of not getting what you want.
Which would you choose?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Freedom



We all have wounds.
Unless we heal our wounds,
we will never fully live
nor be truly free...

Monday, November 30, 2015

Loving others


Love is our greatest lesson. 
Though it sounds simple, it's not.
If we attach strings to love, we weave a web.
Entrapment causes fear and resentment. 
This love/hate relationship is called “co-dependency”.

Love needs nothing in return.
It is given freely, 
not just to people who make us feel special,
but to the whole world... 

****

If I love myself, I love you.
If I love you, I love myself.


- Rumi

Going beyond...



There is a voice in us.
Not a voice of reason or logic,
but a voice of truth.
It comes from within our soul.
We must listen carefully and follow it,
to fulfill our purpose in life.

****

My soul is elsewhere, I'm sure of that, 
and I intend to end up there."
- Rumi

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Trusting what comes


In life, there is a duality whether we like it or not.
Happy days, sad days, frustrating days.
It’s important to remember on the difficult days 
not to be flattened by the circumstances.

We can make the choice to…
let our experiences harden or soften us.
feel victimized by the events or empowered.
curl up in defeat or stand strong in our faith. 
give into fear or expand our courage.
put up protective walls or live compassionately.

We can not shield ourselves from the human experience,
but we can move more fluidly through it by practicing
acceptance rather than struggle and resistance.
It’s helpful to remember that pain is the catalyst 
for softening our edges, expanding our hearts, 
and gaining wisdom…

****
This being human is a guest house. 
Every morning is a new arrival. 
A joy, a depression, a meanness...
comes as an unexpected visitor...
Welcome and entertain them all. 
Treat each guest honorably. 
The dark thought, the shame, the malice, 
meet them at the door laughing, and invite them in. 
Be grateful for whoever comes, 
because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” 
- Rumi

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lean on faith


We grow through our times of trial.
No need to fear difficulty.
Every experience has something 
valuable to teach you.

Though we are meant to move forward
we often get stuck because we fear change.
What we may perceive as difficulty 
is likely to be our perfect wake-up call
and the catalyst for something better.
Instead of struggling in resistance,
welcome the chance to learn something new. 

Surrender any attempt to force a different outcome.
When you adjust to living in uncertainty,
it will begin to feel like home.
Allow yourself to be guided by grace.
Trust that life is always working in your best interest.

Friday, November 27, 2015

It's the season



It is your season for joy.
Life wants to take you places 
that are so beautiful
that you haven’t even dreamed
of them yet.

Be sure to leave behind all the pieces 
of the past that won’t compliment
the beauty of what lies ahead.

Don’t diminish your experience
by trying to plan the journey.
Your soul hungers for something
that is beyond the realm of your mind.

The moment you say “yes”,
your old life will vanish and your new one 
will delight you with it’s splendor…


****

As you start to walk out the way, the way appears.
-Rumi

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Feel the tug of...




When your soul is beckoning you,
there is only one choice to make;
to follow it to the edge of the earth.
For it is only in living your life purpose,
that you will truly feel alive.

Remember to travel light, 
for there is nothing you need to take on the journey.
The path is already paved with golden opportunities. 

Step beyond all limitation!
Risk everything to venture into new horizons.
Feel the warm, solid earth beneath your feet 
as you reach to caress the stars that illuminate the way.

****