Tuesday, March 29, 2016


“As you breathe in, cherish yourself. 

As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.”

- Dalai Lama XIV

There is a great convo that started over at Kat Eye Studio about living your life with creativity and doing fun things, while juggling the daily routine of seemingly endless obligations.  And if there were more hours in the day, we would just pack that much more in, to try and compensate for the "lost time" of not really getting anything accomplished at all.

And to that I say, "To each his own".  We all live different lives, but not really.  We must recognize that in spite of our differences in cultures, belief systems, geographic locations and more, we are still ONE as humans BE-ing.  It is the be-ing part that seems to get tangled up along the way by our own inner turmoils and demands, or by the external forces that are thrust upon us as individuals.

We put more pressure on our own selves, by way of the EGO, as much as others do upon us for their own expectations of us.  They have no rights over us as individuals to do that.  So, just BE who you are!  Go inward, find your true authentic self.  Not what you "think" you should be.  Nor what others think you should be.  And I say this all the time, "If we could just get out of our own way!"  Well you can!  With the practice of mindfulness!

We are each created in the perfect image of our CREATOR.  So put your uniqueness and creativity out there, at your own pace, in your own space with your own spin and JUST BE!


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lost and Found

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.

                                                                                                   ~ Harriet Ann Jacobs

It is the springtime of our awakening.  You are no longer lost...you have been found! We must go inward, get out of our own way, and pull out all that is lovely within our souls.  Nurture this, feed this, for this is the essence of our true being, of all connectedness in this life.  It is our duty to share this inner beauty and bring it about in others.  

We are one.  Born of the same life force.  No matter where you live, no matter what your beliefs are...



"As long as you are breathing, there is more right with you, than there is wrong with you"
~  Jon Kabat-Zinn

Linking up to Our World Tuesday

Friday, March 18, 2016

Darkness to Light

"God wears himself out through the infinite thickness of time and space in order to reach the soul and to captivate it.  If it allows a pure and utter consent (though brief as a lightning flash) to be torn from it, then God conquers that soul.  And when it has become entirely his he abandons it.  He leaves it completely alone and it has in its turn, but gropingly, to cross the infinite thickness of time and space in search of him whom it loves.  It is thus that the soul, starting from the opposite end, makes the same journey that God made towards it.  And that is the cross."

                                 ~ Simone Weil, "Gravity and Grace"

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


In times of worry, we must stay focused on all that we have, and express gratitude for it, because worrying really has no useful foundation for creating a positive outcome. So why bother?

"There isn't enough room in your mind for both worry and faith.  You must decide which one will live there."  - Unknown
Strength comes to us when we need it most through those we love, and those who love us back.  And this includes Divine Love, which has been bestowed upon me, and for which I express my deepest gratitude!  I am blessed!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Spirituality and the Desert Experience

When recently asked by a dear friend to participate in a book discussion, I was hesitant, because the book topic was spiritual in nature, and this is a topic that can be very personal.  Especially in regards to the practice of any type of organized religion.  And this particular community of "worshipers" I discovered, are mostly strangers to me. 

But not wanting to let my friend down, I agreed, knowing full well that with this book, Spirituality and the Desert Experience, by Charles Cummings, I would not be able to just sit idly by on the sidelines while others preached to me about what they believe it all means.  Especially from a religious standpoint.  The topic of spirituality is very near and very dear to my heart, as I have lived through a desert experience, or what I refer to as the "dark night of the soul" and have come out on the other side full of light, and much more wisdom about my own spirituality.  More importantly I realized that I had been fooling myself for a very, very long time. 

Deepak Chopra quotes,

"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul.  To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."

And this is so true.  For when getting in touch with your soul, you are connected to the true life source that is within all of us.  Yes, we were all born with it as humans.  It is the BE-ing part of humans.  From the moment we take that first breath.  It is the part of each of us that is directly connected to God, Spirit, or whatever you choose to call your ONENESS with the almighty Creator of all things.

It is when we let the external forces of humanity define us, which society demonstrates in many ways as essential to our happiness, that darkness creeps in. We are somehow deemed unworthy, or not as good as others if we don't have this, or don't do that.  And this is exactly how we lose our way, because this plays to the ego, and the ego kicks in to demonstrate its ability to fight the true essence of our very be-ing, which is being overshadowed or buried by this negative force of energy being thrust upon us by those external forces.

We must go inward and tune into that life source that connects all things throughout the Universe. The mind babble that is incessant will dissipate if you realize that you are not what you do, or what you have.  If we can only get out of our way, inner peace will come to the surface, and you will be free.

For I am not to be defined as a wife and mother...that's just what I do along with the job that I absolutely love.  And I always express my gratitude for all of which, I, my ego self, must participate in with my human-ness in the material world on a daily basis.  No, as I go about my busy-ness of the daily routine, I have at my disposal,  my true essence, which shines bright and keeps me in tune with God.  And it is up to me to radiate this light, so that others who may not even realize that they are even in the desert, or darkness, can see my spark and tap into the same life force through me.

Seek and ye shall find, for the truth will truly set you free!