Sunday, January 31, 2016

Growing wings


One day all the sorrows of your past
will be nothing but wings
for you to fly with.

***

Saturday, January 30, 2016

A life well lived


Open the door to your feelings.
Treat them all as a dear friend.
Joy, sorrow, confusion, rejection,
anger, excitement, … 
are all part of living fully. 

***

Friday, January 29, 2016

Beaming your light


 You were born to shine… 
but the source your light 
comes from is self-love. 
To find your inner glow,
 eliminate perfectionism, 
shame, self criticism…

***

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Conquering fear


The door to freedom is open 
to those who live larger 
than their obstacles.

***

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Faith building



When we’re afraid and ache for certainty
is the time we need to just breathe and trust
rather than react to our fear of the unknown.
It helps to remember that in God's world, 
everything that plays out in our lives is perfect...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Living fully


Until you let your heart 
be broken open…

Until you become genuine 
and find true humility…

Until you learn to follow 
the wisdom of your soul…

Until you trust life so much
you let go of self-will…

you will not be fully alive...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Buried feelings


Beloved, are you aware of 
how many old hurts 
still linger in your heart?
To free your heart, 
you must give your pain 
a voice...

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sharing with others


Many of us were taught as children, 
to swallow our feelings,
but suppression is a breeding ground 
 for isolation and loneliness.

***

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Accepting what is



Blog entry- Nov. 2012

On my walk this morning, after listening for a few moments to all the negative conversations in my head, I decided to ask myself the question “can you accept this moment just as it is?” At first, I felt a lot of resistance to this question…reasons why I couldn’t accept this and that. But I persistently asked myself the same question over and over “can I accept this moment just as it is?” until I felt my resistance weaken. 
What followed were tiny moments of being present
As my mind got quieter, my new focus became my surroundings; feeling the cool welcoming breeze as I walked, seeing the silhouette of the trees against the sky, enjoying splashes of colorful blossoms among the weeds, the steady rhythm of traffic… 
Each time a story aroused in my mind, I would ask myself "can you accept this moment?"
Example: it looked like I might caught in a rain shower on my walk, so I said to myself  "can you accept this moment?...so what if it rainswhat does that mean…it means nothing…can I accept walking in the rain...yes, I can accept it".

Needless to say, it did rain a bit on my walk. But it felt peaceful and cleansing...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Self-Acceptance


A colorful, yet flawed life
doesn’t disqualify you
from being a queen.
In fact, it’s what earned 
you the title.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Self-esteem


You have such a beautiful soul.
Don’t be blind to your own goodness.
Cherish the essence of who you are.
Push negative beliefs about yourself 
into the background until 
they no  longer belong to you.
Plant seeds of self-acceptance and
grow into your wonderfulness.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Trusting what is


Don’t judge the world
by the color of your days.
Instead look for the gifts 
that are hidden behind 
the fabric of pain.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Facing fear



The door that
hides your worse fears 
is the same door to
your treasure.

***

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New blossoms



In the daunting garden,
we courageously dig
up our unworthiness 
& begin to plant 
new seedlings;
tenderness, 
compassion,
forgiveness,
acceptance

***

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Feeling grateful


Thank you God

for helping me design 
a life of ease and grace,

for teaching me 
what's really important,

for all the teachers 
you’ve placed in my path,

for helping me to see 
the world differently,

for softening my jagged edges,

for filling my life with 
inspiration, hope, and love,

for the gentle nudges 
when I’ve gotten stuck, 

for letting me fall 
when I needed to,

for the rainbows, 
as well as, the storms...

Monday, January 11, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Restoration


When truth is your answer,
you will drink from a well 
where the water is so pure
it will restore  your soul.

***

Friday, January 8, 2016

A grateful heart



Give thanks for all your struggles
for it is pain that has sculpted you 
into the masterpiece you have become!

***


Thursday, January 7, 2016

Peacefulness



Because peace has seeped
into your whole being,
your smile lights 
up the world. 

***

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Honoring all our feelings




Joy and sorrow go
 hand-in-hand 
because they come from 
the same source -
the heart. 

***


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Courage


A warrior is someone who…

is willing to give up their illusions,

looks to the stars when the nights are dark,

understands sorrow is the passage to compassion,

uses adversity to gain understanding and strength,

remains anchored in faith no matter what,

stitches sacredness into the fabric of their lives,

wakes up each day to love the world over again.


****

Do you not know yet? 
It is your Light that lights the world.


- Rumi


Monday, January 4, 2016

Insightfulness

Sometimes we have to lend 
ourselves to the darkness 
to find truth & gain wisdom.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

A peaceful place...


What is the soul?
The core of who you are.
A place inside you where worldly 
attachments and ideas are meaningless. 
A place where you are not defined
by what you have, what you do, 
or other's beliefs about you.
A place of holiness, stillness, 
truth, and infinity...


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Self-love




A relationship with God is intricate, 
personal, and deeply rewarding.
To feel God stirring in your soul,
you have to connect to yourself.
You may avoid connecting with yourself 
because of shame, unworthiness, guilt...
 But to meet God with your heart, 
you have to find love and acceptance, 
for it is in self-love that God lives.


Friday, January 1, 2016

Finding joy


Joy and sorrow go hand-in-hand. 
Avoiding pain forces us to chase external 
happiness because in shutting off our pain, 
we also cut ourselves off from the source 
where joy comes from.