How do you deal with rejection?

I had a challenging day. Today was the day I learned whether or not I reached round 3 of the next top spiritual author competition. I didn’t make it through and I was surprised. I thought that I had done enough work to promote my message and I spent many hours on my book proposal before submitting it. Why couldn’t I be happy that I was one author out of 2000 people that had made it to round 2? Quite frankly, I had my heart set on advancing to round 3. So I cried some tears of self pity for … Read More…

It’s all about alignment…

When I talk about alignment, I am talking about what things do you need to do, what steps do you need to take with regards to your own personal alignment within yourself. What factors are required for you to thrive? What is your best environment with regards to work? What does it look like? What are you doing? What is your favored environment in terms of the people whose company you keep? Are you in a big group of people or are you with just a few? If you had a day to yourself, how would you choose to spend it? Deep within ourselves, lies … Read More…

Trusting that you are held by a higher power…

When life gets challenging, I sometimes default to a fearful stance versus a trusting stance. I always have to remind myself that I don’t have to be in control all the time –  control is an illusion anyways…Whenever you come from a place of ego, you are automatically susceptible to feeling fear and distrust. These are two things that the ego thrives on. When you find yourself coming from a fearful stance, look behind that. Why are you not trusting that you held by a higher power? Why do you feel that you have to run the show and if you … Read More…

Having a human moment…

I read recently that Wayne Dyer had been diagnosed with cancer. I was initially dismayed when I read this. I knew that he had suffered a heart attack in his past and had got past that…but now cancer? That was shocking to me. My first thought was, ‘How could this happen to someone who appears to be so together?’ The only answer I could come up with is he is having a human moment. No matter who we are, where we have been or what we have done in our lives we can not escape having a human moment from time to time. We can’t … Read More…

Connecting your awareness to the food you take in

Be mindful of how you feel when you eat specific foods – let’s say a bowl of fresh fruit versus a portion of red meat or a small plate of raw vegetables versus a handful of raw nuts. Does one snack give you more energy than another? Become aware of how your diet affects your energy, mood, motivation, sleep, and even your bowel habits. Keep track of it for three to five days. Notice what you are craving on a regular basis. If you are always craving chocolate, you may be low in magnesium…Dark chocolate is one way to consume more magnesium and it has been to … Read More…

Not on my time, rather divine time

Control is such a charged subject for me. From a young age, I convinced myself that I had control over what things happened to me. Being a nervous flyer, I used to obsessively pray on airplanes believing I was the one that would keep the plane in the air. I was wrong. Control is only an illusion. That illusion often makes people feel safer, more in ‘control’ of their lives. What can be useful to do is reframe the events of your life. Even little annoyances that may crop up in your day to day activities can be looked at from a … Read More…

Time for re-evaluation

The weather has been rather inclement lately. Too cold and rainy to plan outdoor activities. A perfect weekend to spend indoors. What this weather does for me; the positive in this is the time necessary to re-evaluate where I am in my life path and what I need to do to make things better and bring things more into alignment for me. The rainy weather is perfectly suited to put the kettle on and spend some time in self reflection. What things am I doing well in my life? What things do I need to work on? How can I love … Read More…