Quote of the Week

“Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.”

Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy Warm and Cozy Winter!

December 29th, 2008

Happy Warm and Cozy Winter!

“From within or from behind, a light shines through us and upon things and makes us aware that we are nothing but the light is all” Emerson

Ah the light, something we all want and yet it can be so obscured by our thoughts. These powerful messages sent by the thousands through our minds, unhindered, unbridled thoughts of chaos and mayhem which then lead us down a dreary path! Where did the Light go?
The Light is always present and it is as easy as flicking the switch! The Light can be turned back on by reigning in the thoughts, disciplining them and directing them towards that which supports how we choose to feel. Challenging? Hard? Impossible? Yes, challenging at first, like learning to play the piano or a new language, it takes practice and determination to learn. It requires the willingness to be open to form new sounds with an already formed palate; the willingness to be vulnerable trying and not quite reaching perfection, yet still willing to continue the effort. Why would we do all of this?

The only reason that exists is to reach the Light, to remember we are the Light itself as that is where we came from. How could we be anything else separate from the Light? Yet we forget we play thoughts of unworthiness, of darkness, doubt and fear and suddenly we have forgotten as though we never knew. All it takes to remember again is the choice to redirect the thought to gratitude. When I have entered the darkened domain of fear and doubt through the narrow passageway of my thoughts I choose again and again to redirect with the words “thank you” followed by an absolute list of things I can now flow unreservedly of my truth of experience for which I am grateful. My family, the love I have been able to feel for people who have floated and appeared throughout my life, my home, my work, the joy I feel when I am connected and can feel whenever I choose simply by choosing a thought pattern! Try creating your own pattern of thought towards the Light through GRATITUDE!

This is the ending of one year and the beginning of another. Look at all you have been given in this year both that which created pain and discomfort that brought you to new awareness and that which you have been given that brought the breathlessness of joy and new experiences! Allow yourself to move into this new year of experience by choosing to be connected to your Source by choosing gratitude, love and joy.

This new year is the number 9 which is a number representing completions and/or endings. We are in a time and space to let go of old attachments to come to new understandings of ourselves and life as we have been creating it and allow ourselves to step into a new and deeper connected state of awareness, creating consciously with compassion, love and understanding! This is our time to move forward to a new dimension.

There is a current of energy already in place. What can you do? Just be in flow with what is already. Breathing, meditating, and choosing higher forms of expressions of love is the key to keeping all doors and windows open!

Come breathe and remember again who you are and the Light from which you came!

We will be breathing on New Year’s Eve from 5-7 with a short meditation afterwards. Please let me know if you are choosing to begin your year connected, peaceful and joy filled! Class as usual on Friday 1/2/09 at 6:30! Monday’s class on 1/5 will begin at 5:30 to 7:30!

Sending you love and Light,

December 15, 2008,

Flowing into Winter, going inward,

“I swear to you there are Divine things more beautiful than words can tell” Walt Whitman

The holidays often evoke a myriad of emotions, some of which can make us feel badly. The reason that we sometimes feel these emotions is that there are so many expectations placed on the holidays. If we watch television there are thousands of images portrayed that give us the impression of how the holidays should look and feel. Suddenly it is there, expectations and our actuality is not meeting the imagery. When we create the expectations we are no longer in the moment. We miss what is truly there for us. We can show up like children again, having joy just with what is. The beautiful simplicity of being in the moment. Practice letting go of expectations and just show up with your love, your joy and let it unfold knowing the Truth! You are safe and you are loved! Be of service as there is no other faster way to joy than helping another!

The focus of holidays long ago was taken from the simplicity and joy of reverence, gratitude and love to an “ism” which is one of the most powerful, “commercialism”. We are being asked to re-create in a different way because the joy, which is our birthright, has been so diminished. It is easier to live in the simplicity and share moments in the sharing of love, friendship and gratitude than it is to chase the imagery! One family decided to write a loving letter to each member of their family to communicate what that person meant in their lives. What a gift of love to receive! Imagine knowing that your life had touched another so deeply just because of who you are, just because of your presence.

You can share this with others here and now. When I am asked “Do you think this gift is enough”? ( perfect, because in the past I asked this question) I always respond with, your true gift is the love imbibed in the gift, the gift is just an extra. Remember how good it feels to know you are loved. It feels that good to others as well. That is the true gift of this season, it is and always has been the love! So gather those around you and hold them close and tell them how you love them! Because when we leave these bodies the one thing that is so important to us is for those around us to know that we loved them. This I learned from my father when he let go of his body. He wouldn’t leave until he had communicated his love for each of us. So share your love now, make sure it is known for there is no other moment than this moment, now.

This season of Winter is a time to go within, the days are shorter, the nights longer and there is opportunity to go deeper inside and connect to that love that always resides within. Often we are outwardly distracted, there is always something we can be “doing”. Yet taking the time, precious time to be still and go inward offers so much more than we ever dreamed of, all the love we ever wanted is there. This season offers that gift, that brightness, that connected state.

We already have it all, to find it, to receive it, all we have to do is be willing to be still, to turn inward and dive deep! Meditation is the key to receiving it all and breaking through the illusions. We are rich beyond measure and the amazing thing is there is always more! More love, more light, more miracles to appear all around you!

Come dive deep and breathe until you remember who you are and where you came from!
I will be offering a breath class early on new years eve from 5-7 followed by a mediation, to begin the new year connected and with love. If you would like to join us, just send a note with your intention to be here.

Breath classes are every Monday and Friday evenings at 6:30!

Sending love and light,