Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Change


Grace doesn't always come in ways we would expect. When we experience an act of kindness from someone right at the moment we are in need of it, we know it’s grace. 

But there is also the kind of grace that comes from being broken open. This kind of grace can be illness, loss… Sometimes the only way we are willing to change is to be humbled first. 

When grace is fierce, it smashes through our denial. Before grace, we are captive to fear. We mask fear with behaviors such as pridefulness, rigidity, self-righteousness…

After grace, we soften, become more open-hearted, and begin to transform our self-defeating behaviors…


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Honesty


Picture yourself as woman who
speaks from her heart rather than
words to please others.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Self-love and acceptance


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

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Authenticity



I think people would be surprised to learn how awkward and exposed they would feel if they gave up their “story”. We derive a “sense of self” from this inner dialogue (the story of me). When we give up our story, we become more authentic and open-hearted. For many, this can be frightening…


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Trusting life



If we haven’t built a deep enough trust with life that enables us to completely surrender to it, 
our mind will behave like a demanding child; 
“I want this”, “I expect that", “my way is right", "I know what's best"… What we need to understand about this behavior is that we will never gain our freedom as long as we are shackled to fear…


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Intuition


Our thoughts often mislead us because 
they don't come from a source of wisdom. 

Thoughts are filtered through the mind...
a mind has been conditioned by the past

In other words, your mind runs everything through a distorted filter. 

TRUTH has nothing to do with the past. 
Therefore, it is has no agenda. It is pure... 


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Trusting life


To be in harmony with life,
we must continually surrender
to all everything that occurs.
This can be extremely challenging. 
We are used to managing fear by 
trying to control our circumstances. 
But when we begin to lean on faith 
rather than give our power to fear,
we enter a sacred relationship with life.
Only there do we find eternal peace...

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Finding your rhythm




Picture yourself as a woman who
is confident, insightful, content, optimistic... 
a woman who cares deeply about the world 
and finds delight in the simplest things...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Embracing change



Picture yourself as a woman 
who gently closes the door 
on her past...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The gentle flow forward




Whether you are aware of it or not,
there is a battle within you...
a battle between conscience and self-will.
When we listen to our conscience, 
life flows gracefully forward. 
When we act from self-will, 
things quickly get out of balance,
 causing us needless pain and suffering...

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Gratitude



The true gifts in life are 
simplicity, contentment, 
gratitude, forgiveness,
peace, and acceptance…

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Determination



At some point in their lives, 
every hero has to face their deepest fears by walking the tightrope without a net...


Friday, March 11, 2016

Awakening the heart



Beloved, your heart is asleep.
Closing off your sorrow has disconnected 
from the joy that comes from within. 
At first, your heart will ache when it opens, 
 but know that in time, your bruises will heal, and you will feel love deeper and fuller than you could have ever imagined...

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Fear



The first step to overcoming fear
is to acknowledge that we have it.
Denying it doesn't make it less true.
The path to freedom is paved with 
self-awareness and honesty...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Expanding our minds



The universe is limitless.
It is only our thoughts
that make the world
appear to be so small.


Monday, March 7, 2016

A soft heart





To love freely,
you must pluck the thorns 
from your heart by tossing out 
your grievances...


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016

The courage to be you


When you are no longer afraid,
you will live more authentically by
making choices that are right for you...

Friday, March 4, 2016

Old hurts



Beneath pride is shame.
Under shame is a tender, bruised heart.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Truthfulness


Let this moment be the one
you decide to implement truth
into all your words and actions...


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Softness


Without a wall around your heart, 
love will feel like a happy star
dancing in your chest...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Adventure




Don't say stuck by playing it safe.
Long to go where you've never been...