[Monday Message] Personal power

Your personal power, disconnected from the whole, is a finite resource. When we connect to the Universe, or even just the heart of the planet, we connect to an infinite source of energy that is our birthright by virtue of us being here, now. Sometimes that connection happens despite the best efforts of the negative…

[Monday Message] Trusting Your Intuition

How often do you ignore your intuition in favor of your intellect? Does this form of self-doubt ever serve you well? The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you and you don’t know…

[Monday Message] Diligence

Diligence: n. Persistent effort or work -The Oxford English Dictionary We live in a disposable culture. We suffer from overconsumption and excessive production of short-lived or disposable items over durable goods that can be repaired. We also have microwaves so our food will be cooked faster, fast food restaurants that we often still think take…

[Monday Message] Karma

“Although we may speak of karma in terms of positive, neutral, and negative actions, basically, it is all a question of whether a given action facilitates or retards the soul’s development and evolution – hence whether our actions lead toward a progress to a supernal or divine humanity or a regress back into our bestial…

[Monday Message] Charity

Real progress is progress in charity, all other advances being secondary thereto. -Aldous Huxley What is charity? How do I create progress in charity? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “kindness, natural affection, candour, freedom from censoriousness, imputing good motives when possible, beneficence.” It is interesting to me that, if one looks at the…

[Monday Message] The Miracle of Manifestation

One of the keys to manifestation is to allow for the possibility that a miracle could occur. Miracle: /ˈmirək(ə)l/ noun – a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency; a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or…

[Monday Message] Acting in Integrity

The Oxford English Dictionary defines Integrity as “wholeness; soundness; uprightness, honesty“. Integrity is an expression of your True Self, who you are at your core. Therefore standing in your integrity means standing in your Truth, without which you would not be whole. Let me tell you a secret: Your mind will lie to you often,…

[Monday Message] Control Issues

The only thing you have control over are your actions and reactions (and really, that level of control is dependent on your level of self awareness). Any time you buy into the illusion that you have control over more than that, you are setting yourself up for frustration and burn out. Control issues are the…

[Monday Message] Do it differently

The only constant is change. May of us do not like chaos, but chaos is inherent in creation, all creativity comes from chaos. It is the burst of energy that gives the impulse of Spirit to life. When we give in to the ego attachment to stasis, we are willing the Universe to cease to…

[Monday Message] Just Be You

Just be you. At some point in your childhood, you learned to not be you. You learned to present masks to the world based on the expectations of those around you. You may not even remember anymore who you are at your core. Let the world know you as you are, not as you think…

[Monday Message] Letting Go of Regret

Regret: (v.t.) & (n) to be distressed about or sorry for (event, fact); grieve at Oxford English Dictionary (1964) Take your power back from the past. You cannot change it. Live free and unfettered by things you cannot change and focus on changing those things that you can, which are all in the here-and-now. Now…

[Monday Message] Practice makes perfect

Spiritual practice implies action; practice is a verb as well as a noun. Sitting around and talking about it is merely philosophy, which is nice, but doesn’t get you anywhere until put into practice. Practice also implies that we’re not going to be doing it perfectly any time soon. Lama Khemsar Rinpoche has been known…