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I want to offer you something to think about today. On the surface it is a very simple idea. In many ways the simplicity is why I feel it works so well. If something is too complicated when it comes to human behavior, most of the time I do not put too much stock in it. Narrow it down and get to the core and there is a better chance it will be helpful to you.
Let me paint a scenario for you to think about. I offer you this as it is something most of us deal with on a regular basis. Especially when our children are small.
I offer you Johnny who is 6 and Billy who is 8.... (more)
Take me to that hidden place in your heart
Deep within where sorrow lingers
The sun does not shine
Still in vastitude
Calling your name
Gently stroking your un-scared heart
Love keeping the embers burning
A pure flame gifted within....
In this clandestine abode
Where you retreat from
All worries, all troubles, all sadness
Let me lay bare myself
To open my soul to hold you
When the pain and weariness
Become too much
Let me transcend this and sit inside
I have been reflecting lately on many of the beautiful survivors I have known and worked with over the years. When you travel deeply into another's soul, they become a part of one's own heart. This journey is an opening to understanding and love. In the process you both benefit, grow and are transformed.
This time of year is difficult for many people. The holidays are "supposed to" represent family, love, and joy. Having worked the crisis lines, I know all too well, that this is the busiest time of year. This year I again am volunteering on the crisis lines. They are swamped.... (more)
This is a conversation I recently had with a young couple I have been working with. Both of them are extreme reactors and unfortunately the reaction is usually anger. Needless to say this is not working for them and I was trying to make them refocus their thinking and get them to realize what might actually be going on.
They were simply reacting without even taking the time to think and process what they were reacting to. I made them promise if the situation arose, they would agree to go think for a half hour before they said or did anything. "Take a time out so to speak."... (more)
I am in a place of such gratitude that I thought I wanted to share this . I know life can be difficult and there are times where we may want to just give up or give in...but please remember you have so much more strength than you may know...
The last couple of weeks I have had surgery on my eyes...my vision over the years has gotten worse and worse and I was told years ago that I may not be able to read at some point in time. I have never spoken about this as I prefer always to focus on the positive and seldom will mention any problems I have had in life. The reason my vision was... (more)
I am somebody
I am here now
In this time and place
I am not sure if I want to stay here
Or perhaps wander on to a new
A longing deep within
That only leaving will let me find
Stepping outside of myself
Into the great wonderous unknown
To a place of dreams and possibilities
Do we indeed find our Soul...
The unknown does not
What frightens me is not
Stepping into that void
And never knowing
What may of been...
Let me be brave... (more)
Is your life a compromise?
Doing what others dictate
In the process losing self
Feeling pieces of your soul
Falling into the abyss ...
Erasing your dreams
Living a safe life
Leaving you hallow
Regulated by the ticking
Of the clock...
Where did your smile go?
Why did you let them steal this?
Will you ever reach beyond?
Reconnect with your beautiful
Essence of sacred truth...
Bemoaned silence still lives
Though hidden from those
Judging our every breath
The beauty of the break of dawn
Touches my heart today
Giving birth to a soulful peace
Thanking My God
The universe for this blessing...
My vision drawn to the splendor reflected
In heavenly purple and pink hazes
I embrace this day
All the earth, the sky
The wonders created and gifted to us ...
I softly whisper "I love you"
As I listen the justification
Vibrates in my soul
"I love you too" ...(more)
Please do not think I don't care when I tell you I am letting go...by doing this I am offering you total respect. Does this seem confusing? Let me try to explain so you know my intention.
My sweet child, I will always stand with you and for you... letting you grow to be all that you can means I have to surrender trying to "fix" everything for you. Allowing you to make mistakes , so that you will learn from this who and what you value in life. Teaching through natural consequences; which I believe will make you stronger . You will face many obstacles in life, and as your Mother,... (more)
Every person holds the power to do great things. Do you believe that? Yes it's true...no if-ands-or buts about it. Once you believe this, and I mean feel this deeply in your soul....you set yourself free to acheive all the meaningful things you want in your life.
If you are looking outside yourself for happiness or success....STOP!! Everything you need is right there inside you. Own it, know it, believe it in your core. Then step up and be YOURSELF. You deserve all your wishes and dreams to come true. Stand up and make it happen.
I have often told people, well, a few... (more)