First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras
Being present / Breathing exercises / Changing my ways / Creativity / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Imagination / meditation / Playing in the Mud

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras

I don’t usually make time for meditating. Sitting in silence for an extended period of time with my eyes closed usually grates my nerves, but recently I was successful in quieting my mind while sitting in a 6-foot wide, 2-foot deep pool in my backyard. I started with a breathing exercise I recently learned where … Continue reading

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely
Adaptability / Adversity / Being present / Challenge / Change / Changing my ways / Creativity / Escapism / Fear / Playing in the Mud / Staying Positive

Negative Creativity vs. Positive Creativity: Choose Wisely

  So many of us ache for a life of creativity. We’re convinced lots of people have magic access to it and we’re just the unlucky losers that burped at the wrong time at birth and missed out on the special formula for personal satisfaction and success. When we think that way, we’re in an … Continue reading

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
Adaptability / awareness / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Forgiveness / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Love / We Are Connected

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
Adaptability / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Freedom / Imagination / Playing in the Mud

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?

What if the treasure isn’t BELOW you? What if it’s ABOVE you? What if it’s simply IN you? Is your perspective so ingrained that you would miss the sign, even an obvious one? What if DOWN is really UP? And UP is really DOWN? What if there is no UP or DOWN, only HERE and … Continue reading

Acceptance / Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Facing Reality / Faith / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Sorting it Out / Staying Positive / Uncategorized

Guidance — the_tovarysh_connection

Healing words from a dear fellow blogger, The Tovarysh Connection . . . You are not alone You have not been forgotten or forsaken The guidance continues to be here for you And for all who seek it. Dear Ones, in times of great distress and turmoil there continues to be a safe haven from … Continue reading

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS: Everything Changes
Acceptance / Adaptability / Adversity / Challenge / Change / Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS / Moving On / Staying Positive / Transition

Morning Coffee AFFIRMATIONS: Everything Changes

[Reading Time: 2 minutes, 36 seconds] Unless you’re stagnant and still—a mere concrete block in a sea of humans—change is inevitable. Everything changes. Nothing stays the same. Situations change, for better or worse. People change, for better or worse. Even people who insist they won’t change do, in fact, change. Even those we think will … Continue reading