Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Do you often find yourself at the tipping point? Where one more thing will push you over the edge? Stress at its finest! I recently adopted another dog. She is 3 to 4 years old and she was in a puppy mill all her life. She didn’t know how to walk on a leash and she wasn’t at all housebroken. It took me a month to get her to pee in the grass, she thought the cement side walk was a far better place. I have had her for five months and she is such a loving little dog but she was used to going in her kennel, she had no choice. When they rescued her she totally encrusted with her own excrement. They had to shave her coat off in order to clean her up and her hair is just barely growing back. read...

Meditation Made Easy

Whatever the question: Meditation is the answer Whenever I work with someone I suggest they create bookends, something they do every morning and every night to remind themselves that life is a journey of love. I suggest one of the bookends is meditation. I have taught people how to meditate for almost 30 years and have watched people make it so much harder than it needs to be. They say they are going to meditate and then they put it off. They say I don’t have the time. I have found in my own life I don’t have the time NOT to meditate! Here is a very simple guided meditation that will show you how to meditate. Listen to it and then allow the magic of meditation unfold in your life. read...

Developing an easy and fun meditation practice

Meditation is a powerful gift. Once you develop a regular practice you will be amazed at how your life changes. At first it will be small things like you sleep better or you find yourself easily handling situations that in the past caused a great deal of stress. Some people report quitting  smoking effortlessly after many years of unsuccessful attempts. I  have been meditating for over 30 years and I could write a book about all the wonderful things that have happened as a results of taking 15 to 20 minutes a day to meditate. read...

5 Reasons Meditation Really Matters

Meditation is the greatest gift you can give yourself. It can be very easy and it can become an integral part of your life. When it does amazing things happen. So Why Bother Meditating? 5 Physical Reasons: You’ll feel better Releases stress Fall asleep quicker Addictions fall away Look younger read...

Guided Meditations and Visualization – Monthly Meditation Re-Opens

__WISTIA__56bb2f578f818 Aloha! In this video I talk about how we can use altered states of consciousness to make real changes in our lives. Using the power of guided visualization, you alter the way you respond to events in your life by practicing in your mind beforehand. Guided meditations help us practice visualization and the better we get at visualization the more effective it is in helping us change our brains and, ultimately, our lives. I know you have probably heard it a million times by now that meditation is good for you, etc. Etc., and maybe you’ve wanted to learn how but thought it was too time-consuming, or difficult because you thought you couldn’t visualize. read...

Spiritual Practices Take Practice: Meditation

I always tell my students to create bookends. Something they do every morning and every night to facilitate their spiritual practices. I think the most powerful and the easiest is meditation, especially guided meditations. With guided meditations all you have to do is listen! Plant a seed and watch it grow I saw this video on CNN world here in Tokyo and thought about guided mediations and spiritual growth. Watch it and then plant thoughts of love in your heart and your mind. With love,...

Some More Tools for Returning to Your Limitless Nature

It is really important to remember the facts, contrary to your beliefs or your experience of life so far: You are limitless You are perfect You have the power to do anything You can create what you want when you want Anything is possible If you believe it you can do it You have the power You are totally limitless by nature I just want to remind you again because chances are your filter system has helped you create a very different experience of reality. It is time for you to allow your true nature to surface and create your experience of reality from that loving, expansive limitless place. So how do you get there? Guided Meditations: another powerful tool of change Meditation in any form is an incredibly powerful tool of transformation. Guided meditations are another form of meditation. Meditation allows our limitless nature to bob to the surface, remember it takes effort to believe and experience limitations. You are limitless by nature. So making meditation a daily part of your routine will make a big difference in your life. read...

Letting go of the past and loving it all

Our past can define us in a limiting way or set us free. The choice is ours. Many times when I work with individuals the story of their childhood or past experiences have trapped them in an endless loop of creating the same thing over and over again. The key players may be different and the details of the story but ultimately the person winds up feeling the same way. They get to hold onto an old, limiting perspective – a belief they have successfully reaffirmed for years. After all they have the proof that the belief is true. They can point to their life and say ‘see’ I never get what I want or they never will understand, I’m not good enough or hundreds of other stories. read...

Does Anyone Really Believe We Can Create Peace With Violence?

I talk a great deal about emotional neutrality and the perfection of everything. I know every event is perfect and that doesn’t mean that at times I don’t have strong reactions, judgments and profound wonderment at our choices as a species. This week I had one of those moments. Celebrating Osama bin Laden’s...

The scorpion and the turtle

A Teaching Story I have heard many variations of this story. I love teaching stories. Each time we read them we can glean another piece of wisdom from them, kind of like life when we are paying attention. One day turtle was sitting by the edge of the pond getting ready to swim across. Scorpion came over and asked turtle for a ride. Turtle looked at scorpion and said, “Why would I ever give you a ride. You would certainly sting me and I would surely die.” “Why would I sting you when you were doing me the kindness of giving me a ride? Besides, I would drown and die too if I stung...