Seeds are small; however, given time and nurturance they grow into mighty trees that live on for generations or plants that can feed many. The parable of the mustard seed reminds us that tiny seeds can make a mighty yield. What small seeds are you willing to sow into yourself? Your family? Your health? Your heart? Beginning with small acts of changed behavior can alter the entire course of your life. Say one kind thing to yourself and see how your body begins to heal. Take one thing off your schedule and watch your mental health increase. Commit to doing one small act for your spouse and see how your marriage begins to improve. Seeds are mighty. Begin by planting one. One word. One act. One moment.
When you are in the presence of a woman you will know it. You will know what Ms. Such-and-Such will and won’t allow from you by the way she holds herself. The world shifts in the presence of a woman. People carry themselves differently. Men sit-up. Children behave. Other women nod in acknowledgement. A woman will naturally call you to your higher-self.
Womanhood cannot be bestowed. Womanhood cannot be taken away. It is known.
Money itself isn't good or bad. It's paper - money is not consciously making decisions on it's own. Therefore, it's neutral. Money is energy. It's the energy that we choose to use money with that determines whether it feels "good" or "bad." Our ability to obtain, retain, multiply and give money is based on much more than our money management skills. Money is a physical manifestation of our emotional, mental, and spiritual lives.
As you prepare for the New Year, I challenge you to move away from what you want to have or do, and focus on what you seek to experience. These are things that are more spiritual in nature. You might not be able to hold them in your hand, or hang them on your wall, but they can be had no matter what the year brings. Instead of writing specific financial goals, you could write, "This year I choose to experience financial peace and abundance."
I know we like to think that people who love us don’t hurt us. The reality is, people can really love you and hurt you. When love walks in the room, many of us become afraid....love is so amazing that we don't want it to ever leave. This can ignite fear, and then we start acting crazy. Yes, love makes our stuff come up.
As autumn sets in, consider the areas of your life that need to be released, consider what no longer serves you, gets in your way, and needs to wither and die. It can be physical: a job, relationship, debt, or clothes that no longer fit. You can release emotional baggage: anger, guilt, sadness, and unforgiveness. Or maybe you are carrying mental weight: negative thoughts, racing thoughts, or unawareness. Commit to letting something go. Be like the trees...Release!
Traveling expands my state of consciousness. It stretches, grows, challenges, and moves me. Traveling has been one of the great healers of my life. Recently, I embarked on a journey to India and Nepal with my travel companion, and friend, Ashli. I had many wonderful experiences while traveling. Here are five important things I learned, or affirmed, on my trip to India and Nepal.