21 Days of Gratitude

I saw this video yesterday as a part of a meditation series I'm participating online. It really changed how I felt and so I share the video with you. You can participate for free, in the 21 Days of Gratitude Series here.

National Poetry Month 4

Morning MeditationSitting for peaceful purposes,I am flooded by the painof what we do to each otherand what we do to ourselves.I am reminded of the ideathat evil is just the absense of goodand that we have forgottenthat we are the ones we are looking for.If God is a reflection of the eyes I am looking …

The Journey

So I embarked on this journey called The Artist is You Mandala Experience a couple of weeks ago.  My friend Cathleene is teaching this.  I went into this as a non-artist, meaning my creative expression doesn't normally come into this arena (meaning paint, drawing, etc).  I don't want to sound too airy-fairy about what this …

Freedom

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. Viktor E. Frankl I find myself with the need to create space for things.  And they're good things.  Like my life.  Life events, experiences and adventures.  It's been …

Spring

I grew up in a very restrictive, fundamentalist Christian household.  Many Holidays celebrated, including St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Palm Sunday revolved around different traditions in our household.  This time of year does bring fond memories back and also unpleasant ones.  Even as a child, I questioned a lot of what we did and what we …

Spiritually fed

I had to share this.Like a lot of people, money continues to be a struggle for me.  It was difficult for me to write the newsletter this month about finances.   As a yoga teacher, I try to incorporate the ideas, aka practice what I preach.  The art of allowing for space for abundance in my life.  The idea …

Unearthing

There's a quote from Proust that I am reminded of:"We do not receive wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can make for us, which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to …

A Spiritual Choice

Elizabeth Lesser from the Omega Institute:"....Everyone one of us longs for something more than just getting up and battling our way through life. We have a sense that there is something more, something more meaningful in our journey. This longing is spirituality. Religions formed to try to answer these questions, who am I, what am …