Have you ever just settled into your breath at the beginning of a class, your body-mind remembering the peace and sanctity on your mat, your breath drawing you deeper within…and suddenly the startling sound of a mat being slapped down indiscriminately interrupts your Zen, the teacher’s dialog and your personal process?
These are incredible times. We are in the midst of great wonder, beauty and peril. We are ushering in a new era, and in seasons of great change - great resistance rises. This is evident not only on a global level, but within each individual human life we are being asked to let go of attachment and “the way things are/were” in favor of unprecedented change and great uncertainty.
What keeps you from slipping into your greatest aspirations and living your wildest dreams? I recall an old poster hanging on my wall as an adolescent, a beautiful, giant, blue butterfly and the sentiment read, “You can fly, but that cocoon has got to go.” What’s holding you back? Tired relationships? Destructive behaviors and self-talk? All that chronic negativity that we often wear like a badge of honor destroys vitality, joy and forward movement. We often don’t even realize how we create chronic conditions that lead to a vicious cycle of illness, failure, relational problems and paralysis. We are resistant to positive change and often repel higher levels of consciousness where our abundance, loving relations and perfect health are to be found. Eckhart Tolle calls this habitual grouch-like persona “the painbody.” The painbody likes to drag others into its depths of despair. It is unconscious of itself and its actions insidious, living in a kind of in-between, hellish state of misery, negativity and doubt.
As published, Natural Awakenings Magazine - June 2018
We are bombarded today, by messages about what we should or could be, indicating that we are not enough. The truth is, we already are enough.
No one can sell you a miracle cream, sensational supplement, wonder drug or supernatural treatment unless they can convince you of the lack in your life. To be convinced requires a pre-existing belief system that colludes with what is being marketed or sold. Our thoughts create our reality.
Beauty comes from within.
As published, Indigo Sun Magazine - May 2018
There is a widely misunderstood phenomenon when the body begins to authentically heal. The misunderstanding, more often than not, serves to stifle the healing process altogether and prolong the disease.
The human body possesses an innate healing intelligence and a propensity toward healing. When it receives the necessary nutrients and appropriate conditions to maintain this remarkable physical matrix i.e. proper rest, high vibration - organic foods, harmonious relationships, and peaceful dwelling, combined with a sense of purpose, even the most dreaded diseases begin to release their hold.
Love is the only response to the complex questions of the Universe, again and again, and again. As a holistic health practitioner and intuitive guide I am challenged daily by the opportunity to assist souls in embracing and understanding “loving detachment”. This is a blessing for me because it affords me diverse perspectives on different days for the infinite ways each one of us might perceive a genuine understanding of this evolved, spiritual practice. A complicated, yet simple concept it is obviously paradoxical in nature for most of us at present. Webster’s dictionary very clearly describes detachment as separation. “Separation” from a spiritual vantage is the human aspect of our condition. Feeling isolated, depressed, alone, invisible, abandoned or betrayed are common manifestations revelatory of a belief in separation.
Psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud believed that behavior and personality is created from the constant and unique interaction of conflicting psychological forces that operate on different levels of awareness: the conscious and the unconscious. Psychoanalytic theory of the conscious and unconscious mind is often explained using an iceberg metaphor. Conscious awareness is the “tip of the iceberg” while, the unconscious is represented by the ice hidden below the surface of the water. Only a small percentage of the whole iceberg is visible above the surface. In this way, the iceberg is like the mind. The conscious mind is what we notice above the surface while the unconscious mind, the largest and most powerful part, remains hidden and unseen below the surface.
No one can dispute that we are, deep, in the midst of change on every level of our earthly understanding. Whether it reveals to you in your physical body, your emotions, mind or spirit we are all changing on a cellular level. We see it in our relationships, institutions, the climate, the planets, the children, the entire plant and animal kingdom, our health and the dis-eases we succumb to. Life is different today than it was yesterday. This is not new, however it does seem to be accelerating. Acceleration is change. When the velocity of an object changes it is said to be accelerating.
We are hearing a lot about change these days. Change has always been the one constant. Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. Whether you subscribe to Darwinian theory or not, it is difficult to disagree with his observation.