The culture we live in is harsh. I know you feel it, sensitive soul – the pressure to do and be everything, to show up primed for action, to equate success with worth, to hide the tears, to push through pain, to equate accomplishments with enoughness, to be impermeable to bullshit and have a solid…

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When I was a child, I was afraid of doing anything wrong. The worst thing I thought that could happen was disappointing someone I cared about, getting in trouble or hurting someone. As a child, this trait made me obedient. As an adult, this trait made me a perfectionist. What I didn’t understand as a…

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This week, I made a huge transition. I moved out of my part time job and into running my business full time. I know, right? Wow! And being as I am, I thought that I would gracefully float into my new life as a full-time small business owner. I thought that my daily schedule would…

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Letting Your Inner Light Shine 0

February 4, 2014

Something I’ve been playing with lately is how brightly I can let my inner light shine.”This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine….” We all have that inner light, inner spark, that space that some say Divine Light fills us, the space where consciousness resides, that thing that gives us life and, I’d…

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Sometimes, we need to get broken down in order to recognize the need for a rebuild. Sometimes, things have to get just beyond the level we can tolerate in order for us to burst forth with change.I practice respecting my emotions. Especially the darker ones that make me feel down, fearful, isolated or worthless. I…

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How do we do work on a spiritual level? How do we make that work fun and effortless? There are many ways to work on a spiritual level, but just like most work, it’s easier done with the right tools. Meditation, when done with the right set of tools, can make creating faster, more fun,…

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Being My Own Creature 0

March 14, 2013

Today I am struggling.Not with love for there is love. But, with Questions related to values, career, life path Choices. Trade offs. I am doing it wrong? (And why am I judging myself?) This is not how I want to feel! In this moment, I struggle with my body such a sensitive barometer such a…

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Day 13: Moderation in work 0

January 14, 2010

Moderation, or brahmacarya, gets a bad reputation in our culture.  We’re driven to push ourselves to the limits in the way we shape our bodies or in the way we work to get ahead in our career.  As Gates says, “The hero of the story loves the fair maiden, loves her passionately. . . .No…

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When it rains, it pours. Or so they say.  I’ve written a lot about looking for more ways to make money, and finally sitting down and meditation on brining abundance into my life.  Well, it’s here.  As I weigh my options, I’m already worried about over-commitment, which is something I’ve been accused of in the…

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Are you willing to give up all you have for your spiritual growth? This is the question that Gates posed to me today.  He says that giving up all we know and all we have in order to pursue the pearl that is our spiritual growth is the fundamental truth and power behind asteya, or…

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