Saturday, October 15, 2016


I was driving through an area in Arizona yesterday that looked rather dull and boring to me; miles and miles of sagebrush and desert.  Many of you who have traveled the in the western United States know what I am talking about!  Bleakness.   When I saw a house in this desolate place, I was shocked and rather surprised that someone would live “way out here.”  Yet, perspective is a tricky fellow! 

As I drove the same path home, the same place I thought was so desolate and unwelcoming, looked inviting and warm.  The sun was getting closer to the horizon, casting a welcome sign to its visitors of this place.  I was enveloped in its sunrays and just in awe of the beauty around me.
Perspective— a tricky fellow indeed!
I think people tend to forget to take a moment and put on someone else’s shoes (figuratively) and take a look at a situation from a perspective not their own.  What makes someone think or act or behave the way they do?  Why do they believe so strongly one way or another towards topics that arise around them?  What is the driving force behind their thoughts and beliefs? 
I am not perfect, in any shape or form, yet I do my best to take another’s perspective into consideration when responding to their statements.  Their thoughts and beliefs are just as important as my thoughts and beliefs.  Yet, I must remember to not force what I feel strongly in my heart upon another.  I try to understand from the position they are basing their beliefs upon and responding respectively.  My beliefs are not someone else’s beliefs.  My upbringing experiences are not someone else’s upbringing experiences.  My adult life experiences are not the same as another. 
We are all different people with different ideals about the world we interact and live in.  We tend to forget that life brings a whole host of experiences to each individual that others have not experienced.
I have three sisters and believe me, we are so, so different in so many ways.  We were brought up in the same home environment, but through our own interactions with friends, family, and life’s challenges, we have very different perspectives on the world.  This brings up quite lively conversations at times when we are together; sometimes the verbal heat cranks up a notch or two!  Yet, we realize that we all have a perspective unlike another’s.   We all have lives separate from each other’s lives.  We come from a perspective unique to ourselves. 
I wish all those I interact with on a daily would learn to step to the side, for one small moment of time, to walk in someone else’s shoes and see life from their perspective.  One shoe at a time if that is what it takes!
The view while standing in someone else’s shoes opens up the heart to empathy, kindness, and the incredible power of compassion.

Friday, September 9, 2016


As this presidential election gets closer, I have found myself bewildered by the comments from others that they will vote for a person based on gender, race, or wealth status.  I find that horrifying and quite mystifying to my own beliefs that I hold strong within my own heart space.  I have never found myself voting for a person to hold a high office, or for any other position where I was given a voice to vote, by choosing them according to what their skin color depicted or whether they were a certain gender.  That concept confuses me to this day that so many choose to judge based on the outside characteristics of someone instead of their inner characteristics of their heart, mind, and soul.

Jeepers, my standards are held high for someone that I may choose as a role model for my children to aspire to be someday or to emulate.  That person must hold an incredible height of integrity within their hearts and walk with that integrity every moment of every day, regardless of the situation and tempting choices thrown in their pathways.  Life is messy, but holding ones’ integrity as a banner and proudly carrying it the whole path of life is quite admirable.  I have known many women and men who carry those flags of integrity humbly and with little fanfare.  Yet, they display those qualities over and over and over again without selfishness or resentment.

I have seen men and women with incredible solid integrity walk through trials of life with grace and humility.  Their spines are made of steel and their hearts are filled with overflowing love.  They speak gently, yet with honesty.  They don’t bend the truth to will the world their own way for their own selfish gain.  They humbly accept that which has been placed in their path and move forward in life after the fire has died down.  They are the ones you see comforting others even through their own times of grief and sadness.  They are the ones telling honest, straight answers that aren’t always well-received, but are words that are needed to be stated. And, they are the ones who lift others up through words and actions of their own choosing, without monetary gains, to keep the hope and dreams of another to continue to be woven into a glorious life.

These men and women are the strong walking among us, who have hearts, hands, and words of healing.  They move through their own lives with integrity, honesty, kindness, compassion, and love without recompense. 

My choices for this election are not the choices I would like.  But, when I look ahead to the future of my life and the lives of my children and their future children, I know in my heart that I must use my voice through a vote that does not take away from my integrity and my heart love.  I must make a choice not based on gender, skin color, or wealth status.  I must make a choice that gives my children a role model with a strong spine for holding up the weight of the stresses of the world right now, a heart filled with love and compassion, hands that will get dirty alongside the rest of us to humbly help when others are falling under the burden of life, and with a mind that holds integrity at its forefront for every decision made, even under tumultuous pressure from others to decide otherwise. 

My role model bar is set exceptionally high; what about yours?


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Burned Bridges

I wrote down these thoughts today.   They were part of a lot of rambling and writing my own thoughts to myself along with my guides giving me guidance.  But, I truly wanted to share this little snippet of my journaling with all of you.

Each person is struggling to place their steps sure on the ground and un-wavered.  Many have turned back with a match to burn the bridge that led them over the rough, unstable water and crevices.  It is not advisable to turn and burn that which may be a route of escape.  Many burn the path that led them forward — creating the metaphor of the path for the person who wronged them.  The path is not the person.  The path can lead you back to healing and forgiveness.  Don't turn and burn the bridge, but walk back across it to forgive and heal.

Sometimes, actually most times, forgiveness and healing takes place within your own heart space.  Forgiveness does not always mean you approve of any wrongs launched your way, but forgiveness does free up your heart space for love.  It releases you from the bonds that hold your heart captive with anger and frustration and sadness.  Forgive, release, and heal your heart to find the path that you truly wish to walk down that is littered with light from the Divine and love in innumerous amounts.

Sunday, June 19, 2016


I found myself wanting to write down these thoughts for a few days and after a meditation session today, the words that I had heard days ago came flooding back to me.  Read them with an open heart and understand the depth from which they flow — the Universe has gifted all of us with wisdom, but we must listen from time to time to learn from our lessons or expand those gifts to reach others. 

Waves from the ocean flow out from the beach in great accord.  When they reach an obstacle, those waves bounce back in either small shock waves or may build momentum.  One can then receive their own wave back in small, gentle pulses or large, pounding hammers.  When your decisions and actions send waves out into the Universe, how will they reverberate back to you?

One's own actions create forces or waves that spread out from one's center point.  Those waves then reach an object that is receptive these waves that absorb them softly and bounce them back gently.  Or, they reach an object that is unforgiving and lash these waves back with greater force.  How do you wish for your actions to be let go from your being?  And , how will those around you receive those actions? 

How one receives these actions is not always something you can control.  Yet, how you release the actions is in full control by you.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Take Off those Blinders!

I was out shopping before Christmas looking for the "perfect" gifts. My thoughts were narrowly focused on the task at hand. I went into stores with the same intentions, the same focus, the same thoughts, "...the perfect gifts, looking for the perfect gifts, perfect, perfect, perfect..."

As I looked through the same stores following Christmas, I noticed that my thoughts, focus, and intentions were not the same. I did not need to find the "perfect" gift anymore, but was just browsing. I stood in front of the same aisle of products only days after my "perfect gift" shopping trip, and my view was different. I saw gifts and fun items that I did not see days before. How did I not notice these gifts before and how did I allow myself to become so narrow-focused? When did I allow the world pass me by without noticing the small things in life? What other small things have passed me by without my notice?

We are in a horse race, the race of life, yet we are not the jockeys, but the horses. We are wearing blinders on our eyes and only see the narrow path in front of us. We are allowing others to guide our actions and dertermine our path for us. It is time for us, for me, to stop being the horse with blinders on our eyes. Change your perspective and become the jockey. Sit up high and take charge, take off the blinders, and see the path(s) we can take from a new view.

There are so many opportunities to choose a new path. Get off the straight and narrow path, which you can only see with blinders on. Take them off and notice the many choices that present themselves everyday. Notice the curve of your own path and see the intersections of opportunity approaching at every moment.

Be the jockey of your life and ride free with the force of the wind in your face. Look around at the view and guide your life in a direction that is meaningful to you. Remove those blinders and see!


Friday, May 6, 2016

Leap of Faith

Have you gotten to a place in your life when you just feel the need to switch paths completely?  I know that sometimes it takes a huge leap of faith in order to step outside your comfort zone and do something completely different with your path and life. 

Find that new muse that makes your heart sing and sizzle with joy!  When you feel it — JUMP — and know that the netting below you is woven with divine light.  It is strong.  It is powerful.  And, you will land safely.

What are you waiting for?  Begin your moments of life now!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

With Each Breath...

As you consciously move through your day, stop at random moments to notice your breathing.  As you inhale and exhale, use the statement, "With Each Breath, I..." to pull into your being positive affirmations and life-changing statements.  Let each breath open up the possibility of real choices and in-the-moment inspiration. 

As I did this for myself, I would fill in the ellipses with my own affirmations.  The list would be long and amazing, but here are a few that would be in my daily affirmation bag.

"With each breath, I give to myself and others love and light blessings."
"With each breath, I move along a path of my own choices."
"With each breath, I am a being of Light."
"With each breath, I am joyful and happy in my choices and life."

How would you complete the statement with affirmations to open up your own path of life?

Monday, May 2, 2016

Language of Love

You have seen the language of love demonstrated so many times within your lifetime.  Yet, do you always know how to instill that language into your own vocabulary and way of being?  You have it inside you already.  It is the standard language given to you by God, yet many times you have chosen to cut off that language, to confuse its words with anger and disappointment, hatred and ill-will.  It is time, now, to replace your vocabulary built of negativity with one filled with pure divine light.  This language will open up all new opportunities for you to explore, for you to experience, for you to enjoy and pursue and take pleasure from.  This language of love is an all-encompassing, heart-based language that will rock your essence into existence for the first time in many years.  You will feel alive, finally, for the first time.  You will embrace all experiences and embrace life as you are living it for the first time.  You are.  You will.  Get ready to replace your way of speaking, communicating, and acting with a new method of communication that will encompass all and expect nothing in return.  It is an unconditional language that is forever forgiving, forever loving, and forever yours.
*excerpted from my book, Love in the Here and Now

Monday, March 7, 2016

Daily Intuitive Message #3

I asked my guides for a message for my readers...this is their message for you today!

There is urgency in the air today to refresh and re-energize your own self.  Take the time today, dear one, to do just that.  Use the moment or two in time to just be with your own self and listen to the silence around you.  Walk away from the noise of the day and the chaos that may be consuming your thoughts to let go of the noise and reverberations of the day to just relax and let go of all thoughts.  Release them into the air and feel the peace flood into your heart, mind, and soul space today.  Breathe in deep while you flush out the toxic noise around you.  Aahhh!  You only need a few moments of your day to re-energize yourself.    When you feel overwhelmed, find a quiet space to breathe in, breathe out and relax for a few moments. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Daily Intuitive Message #2

I asked my guides for a message for my readers...this is their message for you today!

Greetings, dear ones!  We are pleased to see you opening up your intuition to that which is divine and loving.  When you continue to connect to the divine source of all that is, you will increase your own intuition and ability to sense that which is right and not so right for your own pathway of light.  Listen and feel the guidance that joins your thoughts and releases from your heart space.  It is right.  It is true.  It is a deeper connection keeping you in a space of ever-lasting growth and enlightenment. 
There are energies around that do not play nicely with your emotions and leave you feeling tired and restless.  You end up questioning your own feelings and thoughts at every turn of the road.  Leave those energies to God and let go of those energies that do not serve you a higher purpose of God’s divine will.  Let your heart filter any energy through it and cleanse that which is heavy and dull.  Your own divine light will purify and amplify the golden energies of God’s light.  Feel the change in your body.  Feel the change in your mood.  Feel the changes as you move through your day.  Your energies are lifted and your heart is singing with exuberance and joy.  Yes, you will know and it will feel great! 
Have you ever caught yourself smiling and humming along to a song in your head for no apparent reason?  Your energies at that moment are light and purified and pure divine.  That is what you want to feel most when you are in a space you wish to be or a path you want to walk toward.  Your energies lift up and you feel yourself floating with least resistance to all that you dream.  Ask for those lower, low-vibrating energies to filter through your divine heart space to be cleansed, purified and transmuted to love and light.  Only feel that energy that is of God’s white light surrounding you today!  Lead on, my dear ones, and light up your world around you.
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