Happy Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Aloha and Happy Thanksgiving, Here in the United States we celebrate Thanksgiving Day today. It is my favorite holiday. A day dedicated to gratitude and thanksgiving. What could be better than gratitude and love? Lots of people use it as an opportunity to overeat but I love having people over, cooking, celebrating and truly giving thanks for everything. I am so grateful I have a wonderful home, a great family, friends and each of you. Thanks for allowing me to be part of your life. As the holiday approached thought about what I wanted to give you. I finally decided I wanted to share a story from my book, The Toltec Way. It is about a village of people who learned the power of gratitude and love. At first I was just going to record it as an audio but then decided to make a video instead. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the transcript of the story if you want to read...

Stories

I remember playing the game ‘telephone’ as a child. We’d sit in a circle and one person would begin by whispering a story into the next person’s ear. The story would slow travel around the circle. The last person would share the story with the group and then the first person would tell us what they actually said. We would all laugh about how much the stories had changed. It was an innocent party game, no harm was done. Gossip, cyber bullying or failing to check our personal stories at the door often are far from harmless. Children have killed themselves because of the pain caused by bullying. All of the misery we experience in our lives has the same cause regardless of the events. The real cause of all suffering is separation from love, from our spirit and from divinity. read...

WARNING: Bliss is about to attack

Allow yourself to feel bliss attacking you. Imagine being overcome with profound feelings of bliss. Bliss becomes so overwhelming you have no choice but to allow it to fill your heart and your mind. Fun idea isn’t it? What do you suppose would happen to your life if you walked around with the thought that bliss is haunting you, dogging your every step. No matter what you do you can’t avoid bliss. It slowly and unavoidably becomes your predominate feeling. Interesting mixture of metaphors. Play with it for a while. See what happens. read...

Love, light, laughter or fear?

What do you choose on a daily basis? Sometimes it feels like life dictates how we feel or the news or events around us control our emotions but ultimately it is our choice how we feel. So what if you practiced allowing yourself to feel: Vulnerable – and know you are safe Open to love – and know it is always available Touched to the core of your being – by the magic of life Loved – really deeply loved by yourself and the universe Loving – to all beings Soft – with no need to protect yourself Easy – knowing effortless is not far...

Cosmic breadcrumbs

I was recently talking to someone about the importance of following their inner guidance. She was confused about how to do that so I suggested she follow the cosmic breadcrumbs. Of course the next question was, what are cosmic breadcrumbs? Cosmic breadcrumbs are different for each of us. Some people see ‘signs’ while others ‘hear messages’ and some people just ‘feel’ or sense something. Cosmic breadcrumbs arise from an alignment with our spirit or our true essence. How do cosmic breadcrumbs show up in your life? I learned the hard way to pay attention to the subtle whispers of my spirit, to my intuition. I would get a feeling or start seeing messages or hearing a song and ignore the signs. Then an event would happen in my life and I would think I knew better. I had a feeling that person was lying or that if I parked there my car would get hit. I learned to listen by not...

9 Questions About Happiness ….

What have you done in the pursuit of happiness? What have you denied yourself in the pursuit of happiness? What role does happiness play in your life? What makes you happy? What really brings you joy? What is  your passion? What are you really, really passionate about? What would life be like if you were following your bliss? What is bliss? The quality of your life is really dependent upon the questions you ask yourself.  I can guarantee that if you spend some time with these questions you will come to a better understanding of happiness. read...

Does change have to be difficult?

What about easy and effortless? Change really is simply a matter of retraining our minds. Make some rock solid choices about what we are going to believe about life, what we really want and allowing it to be so. I always loved it when Captain Piccard would raise his hand and tell the bridge staff to, “Make it so.” I had a puppy that took many, many reminders that the outdoors not rugs was the place to pee. I reminded her until she agreed. Was it hard, not really. It just took a bit of patience and a lot of reminders. Dogs, when well trained are wonderful and very loving companions. Change can be easy if we are willing to allow it to be. We can begin to habitually create what we do want on a daily basis instead of more of the same old same old that we don’t want. read...