Feb 112016
 
Valentine Gift-The Courage to Love

Valentine Gift
The Courage to Love

What is your love story?
Are you overflowing with love in your life, romantic as well as friendship love? Are you in love? Out of love? Grieving a break-up? Have you given up in love or are you heartbroken?
Whatever your love story is, you will infuse it with magic and inspiration in this short video love letter that is my gift to you this Valentine.
So often Valentine messages are only for those who have a partner, but love exists beyond the meeting with the beloved. It expands us beyond the relationship. It does not go when the beloved departs.
Therefore, this Valentine message is for you no matter what your love story is, if you are in a relationship, alone, going through a breakup, grieving a love relationship or hiding from love.
This is a love letter to celebrate your capacity to love, to infuse you with the courage to love again and to inspire you to dive into your loss to grow your love (instead of hiding and protecting yourself from loving again.)
Enjoy it and share it […]

May 272014
 
Emotional Mastery: Are you reacting or responding?

Monday Meditation
 
Emotional Mastery
Are you reacting or responding?

 

Are you feeling like an emotional roller-coaster? An erupting tornado?
Are you defending your emotions while a loved one is telling you that it is causing chaos, pain or confusion for them?

After all you have a right to feel what you feel, right?
 If they want you to change what you are feeling, isn’t that invalidating you?

 
Yes, you have a right to your emotions.
No, you are NOT your emotions, and if they are causing grief to others, they may also be causing grief to yourself. Becoming conscious and channeling your emotions does not invalidate you. It empowers you.
But what does that even mean?
 
What emotions are and what they do
Emotions are electromagnetic waves of energy carrying responsive or reactive potency as a response of thoughts or situations.
Because these waves are electric they charge us with potent power, like a power house. This power can fuel motivation, passion, perseverance, courage and many excellent responses to life.
Because these waves are magnetic, they attract allies, resources and matching frequencies.
We can say that emotions are a […]

May 272014
 
Meditation: Responding vs Reacting

Monday Meditation
Are you reacting or responding?

 

Are you feeling like an emotional roller-coaster? An erupting tornado?
Are you defending your emotions while a loved one is telling you that it is causing chaos, pain or confusion for them?

After all you have a right to feel what you feel, right?
 If they want you to change what you are feeling, isn’t that invalidating you?

 
Yes, you have a right to your emotions.
No, you are NOT your emotions, and if they are causing grief to others, they may also be causing grief to yourself. Becoming conscious and channeling your emotions does not invalidate you. It empowers you.
But what does that even mean?
 
What emotions are and what they do
Emotions are electromagnetic waves of energy carrying responsive or reactive potency as a response of thoughts or situations.
Because these waves are electric they charge us with potent power, like a power house. This power can fuel motivation, passion, perseverance, courage and many excellent responses to life.
Because these waves are magnetic, they attract allies, resources and matching frequencies.
We can say that emotions are a human superpower! […]

Mar 262013
 
The Goddess Circle

Closing article for Women’s History Month
The Goddess Circle
 
Historically, women have lacked support, entitlement and validation for centuries. There is one source of support, however, that has kept us strong; and that is the Goddess Circle. Whether it is a circle of family women, friends or a like-hearted community of women, solidarity and sisterhood has allowed women not only to survive our political slavery for centuries, but to thrive and help our families and communities thrive. Do you have a Goddess Circle?
The Women’s History Month Series
This article is an extra yummy treat in the Women’s History Month Series. I did one article per month, but I don’t know how, there is still one month to go (perhaps I started earlier or the abundance of the Goddess created more space), so here’s the delicious dessert for the series.
Read the other articles in the series here:

Women’s History Month-Wearing your Unique Gifts
Women’s History Month-Heart-based Female Leadership
Women’s History Month-From Appearance to Experience
Women’s History Month-What I wish my mother had told me

The Goddess Gifts
The Goddess Circle magnifies and spreads many of the powers of the Sacred […]

Feb 272013
 
Gender, Marriage and Sarai Sierra’ death

Gender, Marriage and Sarai Sierra’ death
 
What conversations are you listening around the tragedy suffered by Sarai Sierra? Are the responses from women and men widely opposite or at odds? Are others condemning or blaming her before all the evidence is out? Do women feel scared? Are men angry? Here’s a story that shares how Sarai’s death tapped into painful issues of gender and human rights within marriage.
This is a long post, so I’ve divided it into three posts. Please read the entire story and then you are welcome to respond.
When Joy gets poisoned
Several days ago I was at a social celebration. Several women friends had been published and were doing a public reading. After the reading we went to a restaurant to celebrate.
Half through the dinner I had the misfortune to mention Sarai Sierra’s tragic death in Turkey. I was sad, scared and upset that this woman had been so brutally murdered in a country that I had dimmed safe to visit.
A good friend, a woman, had just been working in Turkey for a year, doing a beautiful art project […]

Dec 242012
 
Presence is the true holiday present

Family Holiday Ceremony
 Presence is the True Holiday Present

The other day in the elevator I asked a neighbor how Christmas was going. Oh boy! His shoulders slumped down with weight and he made a grimace.
~ “That bad?” I asked.
~ “Everyone’s expecting gifts and things are not like they were,” he said.
I’m going to share with you what I told him… and a bit more.
Our PRESENCE is the present.
We need to come back to the sacredness of the holidays as a celebration of our life, of our sacred families, of love and giving. But giving is not about buying, rushing around, consuming. It is about coming together in a ceremony to celebrate each other’s presence in our life.
I’ve done ceremonies with families where the kids grow up and years later they still remember that ceremony when their parents, siblings and cousins shared with them how much they meant to them, the gifts that they saw in them, gave them thanks for being in their lives and name what their presence brought to their lives.
These same young people could not […]