March 20, 2015
Seraphina

Gratitude and Grace: The Little Things

My husband has been sick over the past few days – nothing serious, just a bit of a cold. So I've been taking care of him with lots of hot tea and nourishing foods, letting him stay in bed and rest so his body can heal. And it's been reminding me of what an amazing caretaker he was for me when I was sick.
March 19, 2015
Candles

Gratitude and Grace: The Power of Prayer

I am so very grateful for this thing we call prayer, for the opportunity to get centered and still, for the remembering of the Truth of who and what we are as perfect children of a perfect God, whole and complete right where we stand. I love how prayer changes me, makes me more open, receptive and available to good.
March 18, 2015
And yes I said yes I will. Yes.

Gratitude and Grace: The Power of Yes

One of the things I've been noticing as I've spent more time on Facebook lately is the number of people who devote energy to the things they don't like. That energy becomes a beacon attracting more of the same into their experience as it's the expenditure of energy, not the "no" to what they're focused on, that creative law responds to.
March 17, 2015

Gratitude and Grace: Facebook

I used to look at Facebook with disdain. When I first signed up several years ago, there was too much focus on the minutiae of people's lives and seemingly endless updates on Farmville and other games folks were playing. Candidly, I wasn't particularly interested and so I essentially boycotted Facebook for years.
March 16, 2015

Gratitude and Grace

Yesterday in meditation I was guided to focus on what I am thankful for, to contemplate how I abide in gratitude and what I appreciate in my life. And the funny thing is, the first thought that popped into my mind was fibroids. How odd, I thought.
January 29, 2015
A Flower and A Frog

Belief Systems: What Do You Really Believe?

One of the things that became really clear to me during my time in the hospital last fall, and since, is that I have a lot of self-healing to do around Western medicine and the pharmaceutical industry. For a good portion of my life, I avoided doctors under belief systems (aka BS!) that they all simply treated symptoms rather than digging into the physical root cause of the dis-ease; that the pharmaceuticals they prescribed and, in fact, the entire pharmaceutical industry, did significantly more harm than good given all of the crazy side effects that you hear announcers speed read at the end of all of the Big Pharma commercials that are so prevalent on TV.
July 25, 2014

Random Inspiration

Occasionally I'll pick up a random book and flip to a random page to see what message the Universe has for me, a practice known as bibliomancy. I did that today with The Pocket Rumi Reader, a wonderful little book of inspiration from the Sufi mystic, and came upon the following reminder of the nearness of the divine Presence.
July 10, 2014

Time For a New Story? Forgiveness As a Path From Victim Consciousness

When I was a baby, my mother was in the midst of her residency. Managing the competing needs of a demanding career and a newborn proved to be too much and at the age of 6 months my father took me to Pakistan to live with my paternal grandparents. I was there for about 14 months. I don't have any recollection of that time, other than the things my family has told me. And that didn't stop me from making up a really great story about my experience.
March 6, 2014
Waterfalls

Are You Ready to Receive?

Are you prepared to receive what it is you're asking for? You know, the Universe! Some call it God, others the Creator, Unconditional Love, Infinite Intelligence, Beauty, or some other name. And many of us go throughout our days asking the Universe to supply us with this good or that ... (fill in the blank). And yet very few of us spend any time doing the inner preparation required to receive what it is we're asking for.