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Endings and Beginnings

I walk in the rain feeling sadness, at impending changes and endings - all the while knowing they lead to new beginnings...

I know intuitively, that the only constant in life is change...

That does not mean this is easy...

I give up opportunities that a decade ago, I would have done anything to have, but now they are not right for me - it is all a matter of timing...

There are other responsibilities now, and flexibility of time is of utmost importance...

I am well aware of the fact that I am not getting any younger, and am simply not up to speed in so many areas. Things that came easily would now require so much more work, and I no longer have the same energy I once did...

I feel lost - having given up so much - relationships, opportunities, perhaps even my place in this world...

So much has come and gone...

And yet, it is all in the natural order of things...

Today I walk in the rain - yesterday I walked in the intermittent sunshine - and yet the feeling in my heart was different. My heart wa…

You Are Not Alone

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Recently I reassured someone close to me, that every single person and family has their travails and sorrows. No one is without drama. But it is how we deal with it all that matters...

We are not alone in our experiences, and - we have a choice in how we decide to respond to any given situation, always...

And the thing is, we are ultimately always responsible for our choices.No one else is...

If truth be told, despite whatever we may think, I cannot change your life - and you cannot change my life...

We can however, help each other through transitions - if we are open to receiving what is being offered...

I shared some of this in my meditation group today. Everyone nodded and shared their own version of the same story...

We are not alone in this life. That is very comforting...

I believe we are supported in ways seen and unseen. I cannot imagine what and where I would be without this feeling and deep belief. All we have to do is slow down and listen. And ask for the what we need. The help ar…

Numbers Speak

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The last few months have been stressful and fraught with all sorts of tensions and drama. I suspect many can say that it has been the same for them.

I have always been interested in numerology, and I often see numerical patterns or sequences such as 11:11 or 12:12, 2:22, and so forth. Each one of these sequences has a unique meaning. 

But we also have special combinations of numbers that speak only to us, and that only we see and recognize.  Mine is 10:17. 

Often, throughout the course of the day, I might see different sequences several times. In fact, recently I wrote about seeing 11:11 on my dashboard as I was stopped at a red light.

And lately, I am seeing patterns constantly, because I have definitely needed more reassurance than most times.

So why are numbers important? 

They are a reminder that we are not alone. That our loved ones who have passed, or angels, or beings on the other side are looking out for us.

Recently, within a 12 hour period, I saw the same sequence twice. I just hap…

A Season for Changes

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It is a time for changes...
It is a time for different seasons...
The spring season is here, or at least it is trying to make its way into our hearts and lives...
I have spent months out of sorts for many reasons, but those reasons need not be explored any more than I have already have...
I hear the birds outside, happily singing, and reminding me that change is always possible...
I reflect over and over again on so many failings on my part, realizing that each and every one of them is an invitation to grow. These failings hold up the mirror to where I need to do the work. And with whom...
I begin again...
I put one foot in front of the other, and try to remember that this is a gift denied to many. This day is a luxury many do not have...
There is always room for change...
There is always room for growth...
It is always a time for change...

I decide to make small changes today - just simple design changes to my social media platforms. I wish to embody a change in energy, or at least in the desir…

Everything is Inside of You

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I gather together with prayer companions during the middle of the week, and before we enter deeply into our meditation, I hear the lone cardinal that often visits during these times, trying to fly in through massive glass windows. He too, has been part of this circle of prayer warriors over the years, and he seems bent on trying to catch my attention.

I bring troubling concerns to this meditation, and then, out of nowhere, I shift gears stepping into an alternate universe where insights and peace flow freely, as I begin to settle in...

Poetic musings begin to flow effortlessly, enfolding me in a current of grace, as a gentle reminder, that indeed, all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well, as Julian of Norwich has insisted, since the 14th century...


"'The whole universe, IS inside of you. Therefore, ask all from yourself.'
So wrote the poet Rumi.
Everything that you need Is already within you - Waiting there patiently.
All the love that you need. All the support that…

Silence and Snails

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"I need to be silent for a while, worlds are forming in my heart." ~ Meister Eckhart
"Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil wit the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guests, an altar for unknown God." ~ Henri-Frederic Amiel
One of the suggested practices that I came across recently for the new year, is to listen for a word that may manifest in your heart as a guiding theme or principle for the year.

As I listened on my walk today, the word that came was silence...

Actually, everything I've read or come across in the last couple of weeks has served as an invitation to cultivating greater silence...

Martin Scorcese's latest movie, now in theaters, is titled "Silence..."

The song that shows up on my favorite XM Sirius channel, as I am driving aroun…

1.10.17 - The Energy of One

1.10.17.

In numerology and metaphysics this sequence of numbers adds up to "one." The energy of "1" is the energy of new beginnings.

This year, 2017 - also adds up to the number one.

Again, the energy of new beginnings...

Look around. Read the news. It is enough to scare you back into a cave. Your outlook could be bleak. Or not. You can believe the world is ending. Or it is beginning. It is your choice how you choose to see things. And how you choose to react.

I am choosing to believe in new beginnings. I am choosing to heed the invitation of the energy of one, because this sequence of numbers is very near and dear to my heart for personal reasons.

I am ready for new beginnings which invite new choices and changes.

Are you?

You must decide.

How you will look at this year. And at the events around you.

You must decide.

We always have the choice to grow.

Or not.

So decide.

Be open to new beginnings.

Begin again.

You always can. The moment to begin again is always available to you. A…

Kindness in 2017

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It seemed that everywhere I went these last couple of days, and nearly everything I read contained an exhortation to practicing greater kindness in 2017. It was as if everyone woke up in the new year on the same page!

I had already resolved to practice greater kindness in all my endeavors, and I was indeed fortified in this resolution when I saw so many express similar desires on social media. Confidently, I stepped into this unseen sea of solidarity feeling the support of all committed to embodying this attribute, all over this planet.

Perhaps you are embracing a different resolution. But if you are not, may I suggest practicing being kind a little more regularly? The world certainly needs it!

One beautiful newsletter I read was titled: "Don't be mean in '17! 

Even a list on 10 suggested practices for self care in the new year included being kind to yourself. Sometimes being kind to ourselves is much harder than being kind to each other. Resolve to become more aware of negat…

New Years Blessings 2017

We have welcomed 2017.

In numerology - 2017 has the energy of "1" which is symbolic of new beginnings.

In this new year, I visualize letting go of the old as a garment which simply floats away. A garment I have outgrown and no longer have use for.

As I rang in the New Year, letting go of the old and its many shocks, I listened to a teaching by Kryon, who extolled his listeners to make of 2017 an altar of joy! Whatever you give energy to will increase, so focus on the energies you want you invite in this coming year, and let go of those that no longer serve you.

"I spread my arms wide into the future,  for the best is yet to come!" ~ Anthony de Mello, SJ
In this spirit, I want to share with you a couple of brief quotations I came across that I draw inspiration from. May they be a source of this for you as well!

"Greater than the destructive force of hate,  is the compassionate power of love.  Whatever you say or do to others, let it be with love. Harm no one. Judge no othe…