Have you ever noticed how when some people suffer a loss, large or small, they often think that there was no ‘reason’ for it, as if actual reasoning had been spent on wondering why things play out in their lives in the way that they do? The thing is, nature doesn’t need to give you a reason, it just is. Dealing with the pain of loss requires an elevated consciousness. It requires a more balanced mind, body and spirit to accept that losses have usually restored balance, karmic or otherwise. Even our own actions often result in losses that we … Continue reading The Truth About Loss
THE TRUTH ABOUT SELF-DECEPTION. The difficulty with self-deception is that even if we know we are deluding ourselves it is incredibly hard to accept because the cause of much of our delusions got their start by believing in something that had been passed on to us by people we love and/or trusted–these people wear many hats. And it’s not that they all did this deliberately, but it shows how deep self-deception goes and how it can easily morph into delusion. Once we’ve accepted something as an absolute truth it creates a blockage that makes it extremely difficult to overcome and … Continue reading The Truth About Self-Deception
Chaos and calamity can come in many forms and it’s something I keep encountering with different clients, which, to me, reveals something that is more pervasive than we might imagine. This goes beyond our views on politics, social issues or how the media makes us feel and react to their spin on reality–the emotional responses we express from external things serves only as a distraction from healing and understanding our internal chaos It’s obvious that people have taken on issues and causes in warrior like fashion because they ARE angry, only much of what ails us resides deep inside and … Continue reading The Truth About Chaos
Last night I had a dream in which someone that I used to consider a friend came at me with a large pair of scissors. At first I saw the symbolism as a threat to my safety, but quickly realized that it was more about projection and a message relating to binding. In life, the person in my dream is loud, ‘justice’ oriented and unwavering in his beliefs of what he considers virtuous. His politics and expression are of the dark variety that projects his own guilt and conditioning onto others as if everyone around him suffers from deep seated … Continue reading The Truth About Mind Control
I recently retitled my blog to Saved By Self Expression because I believe that our unique creative expression is the answer to many of our perceived problems. Everything I write here is tied to our thinking, molding, influences and whether or not the ideas that we express as our own, actually are our authentic beliefs. This is linked directly to our emotions which leads to the question of, “Am I responding emotionally based on my own reasoning and experience, or am I responding to someone elses’s?” Let’s forget about all of our ‘problems’, the ‘injustices”, feelings of ‘victimhood’, etc. Notice … Continue reading Creative Self Expression Saved My Life
Fear is the driving force that inspires most things in our lives. Fear is so powerful that it controls almost all the things that we do and the ways in which we think. It’s incredible to imagine that something with so much power to inspire is the kryptonite that cripples us. Fear is the thing that prevents us from knowing our truth. It allows us to cling to old ideas and beliefs in order to maintain a paradigm that does not serve us, but keeps us comfortably numb. This fear and self-denial becomes the cornerstone of a life built on … Continue reading Fear and Self Loathing
Today is Halloween and it occurred to me that it is the one day where people honestly present themselves as something that they are not. Take a second to grasp this. The rest of the year, we present ourselves how we want other people to perceive us. It’s really a costume party all year long with October 31st as the day designated where we can admit we’re in costume. We style ourselves to speak for us. We dye our hair in ‘progressive’ colors so that it creates a perception. We wear red hats to let people know we are just … Continue reading Is Halloween the Only Day for Honesty?
I often think about identity, persona and how we see ourselves. In my book Toxic Rainbows, I talk about how I felt early on that I was different, not the fact that I was a minority, but that my thinking was not quite the same as most and I saw that the brilliance in our differences and how standing out from the crowd was not a bad thing. But accepting our uniqueness is sometimes a hard thing to appreciate in a world where people are bullied and shamed for being true to themselves or even ridiculed for their physical differences. … Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Dodo Bird
Last night before I turned out my light, I contemplated the idea of potential and natural ability. What is it that drives us? What are the things that we gravitate to that are inspired by our own desires and not of the influences forced upon us? How do we truly flourish when we feel others should come before us? Or if we take credit for something we didn’t actually do or express a thought that didn’t come from our own mind? How DO we access our true potential without giving in to pressures or taking an easy way out to … Continue reading The True Way To Accessing Your Natural Ability and Potential
I like to think that most people are genuinely caring individuals who strive for fairness and encourage love of their fellow man. Deep down, I think we all want that, but sometimes it drives us to imbalance. We start to see injustice wherever we look and choose not to see when things are actually going well for us. Our good intentions of ‘righting a wrong’ by becoming angry or emotional simply creates more of the negative vibration we seek to eliminate. Everything Vibrates. Vibrational energy works in a two-fold way. It is put out and attracts more of a similar … Continue reading Are We Poisoning Ourselves With ‘Goodness’?