It’s true that anyone can fall victim to something unwanted whether it be illness, crime or nature, but it’s the labels we impose on ourselves that will determine whether we remain victims or forge ahead as conquerors, strengthened by adversity and accepting of what life puts before us. When the word victimhood is imposed on us it cultivates ideas of brokenness. It reminds us that we are incomplete and incapable. It denies the concept of strength and holds up false values attached to playing the role of victim. It reminds us again and again that we can’t operate and succeed … Continue reading The Truth About Victimhood
The struggle for individuality is real. It’s a sad irony that it persists only because we judge others and wage war against those we don’t understand. When we become threatened by the individual whose expressions run counter to anything we like or comprehend, it is easy for some of us to condemn them for it. In turn, we are paid back by having to struggle with a desire to express our own nature, one that has become repressed and buried so as to avoid a backlash that we know exists. We know it exists because we’ve taken part in … Continue reading The Truth About Individuality
I think about the word awareness often and it occurred to me that not everyone understands it in the same way. For some it is an ability to discern truth buried amongst falsehoods and misinformation. For others it is something imposed on us by a system that always seems to be telling us about things it thinks we have no clue or opinion about. Unlike grassroots education that can utilize symbolic imagery, awareness is rarely brought about through government or corporate sponsorship and is not about colored ribbons we can pin to our chests or rubber bracelets that tell everyone … Continue reading The Truth About Awareness
There’s nothing wrong with confidence, but what about when there is an element of kidding ourselves attached to it–bravado, hubris…what then? Two nights ago I had a dream in which I was making bread. I put all the ingredients into a bag and placed it in an adjoining room to proof. But before I shut the door on it, I looked at it and thought something wasn’t right and I then realized that I had forgotten to put flour into the mix! Was I already aware that I knew I didn’t know what I was doing so much so that … Continue reading The Truth About Misplaced Confidence
THE DEVIL & HAPPINESS. I went to sleep last night with the intention of finding answers to share with you about the secrets of Happiness and the response I got this morning was a message about…The Devil. Such are the mysteries of understanding and gaining knowledge. There is an ignorance which many of us suffer and that is the blindness to the powers we each have within and a belief that happiness is something you can only be obtained through material gains or power over others. It is the belief that we are bound to worthless garbage as a necessity … Continue reading The Truth About The Devil
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
There’s a person I know, someone who I’ve admired for years–creative, passionate about life, engaging, fun, a joy. But then I realized that nearly every moment she shares on social media has been of outrage and venomous hatred. It’s gone so far that she has even called for the death of people she does not agree with. I’ve made a point of staying away from the mind-controlling echo chamber of thee main culprit of social media conditioning, an entity whose name I won’t mention, but the ferocity and number of people who’ve been effected by the programming seeps through nonetheless. … Continue reading Intolerance is Hot Right Now
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
I’m very happy to announce the release of my first book, Toxic Rainbows. I have so many feelings and thoughts associated with what I’ve written that I struggle with even giving it an elevator pitch that does it justice. It’s philosophical, psychological, spiritual, autobiographical–it’s a manual for gaining clarity in a world that is designed to distract and distort perception. As I wrote, I realized that I had been keeping mental notes my whole life on what I had been learning, observing and understanding about myself and human nature. The pain and confusion I saw around me compelled me to … Continue reading BOOK RELEASE! Toxic Rainbows out now!