January 2012 – New Year Category

Happy holidays and happy New Year! May 2012 be a year full of all things beautiful, abundant in joy, peace and prosperity for you and your family. We are all aware of the potency that this year brings. 2012 has been heralded as a powerful year of transformation since ancient times. Whatever this year has in store, we know that we face broad changes globally as we learn to occupy a new understanding of the present. Reassuringly, change is the one thing of which we can be sure. Through itRead More
“If you don’t follow your dream, who will?” – Emeril Lagasse It’s a New Year full of new beginnings and new opportunities. When we want to start anything new, we often come across some form of fear and doubt. The fear may be so great that we never make it to the starting line. Imprisoned by our fear, we shackle ourselves to what we believe to be true and look out at life, wondering how we will live the life we want. Fear and doubt are not inherently “bad”. WhenRead More
Continued from Starting Something New: Managing Fear and Doubt Our lives can get stuck on autopilot unless we have the courage to awaken and embrace growth. No one else will do it for us. Hiding behind jealousy and envy, we can watch others live the dreams we have, as we fill our minds with “could’ve, should’ve, would’ve” regrets. No one but ourselves can create the incentive within us to take the courageous steps towards our personal wholeness and joy. Though we may become seduced by excuses, I don’t believe thatRead More
We habitually think of tasks on our to-do list as obstacles to our happiness that are to be conquered and cleared, so that we may find freedom and ease. New Year’s resolutions can burden our already bursting-at-the-seams task lists, despite our good intentions to somehow create a happier self. We want change because we are unhappy where we are. We run from our problems to perceived solutions, often not taking time to make friends with the present. In the whirl of lists and the determination to complete them, we canRead More
When beginning a new pattern of behaviour, most of us face resistance and lethargy. We must realize that the thoughts and feelings we have today are based on yesterday’s actions. Yoga is an alchemical process and as such, we can expect base elements to be present in our attitude at the beginning. Be like an awakened mother when dealing with yourself and act with an air of detachment, perspective and long term vision. A gentle command is paramount when dealing with the mind. No undue harshness is to be transmitted,Read More
For some, the divine is formless, expansive light. For some, it has form as seen in nature, like a tree, a mountain or a river. For some, it is a male godhead. For some, it is the divine mother. The divine is ultimately pure, unconditional love, and as such, it will express itself to us in the best way for us to evolve. However we see the divine, what is essential is that we touch the reality of unity behind the appearance of diversity. It is as though the lightRead More
Our true nature is oneness with Nature. Aspects of our psyche that interfere with our true nature and our fullest health also interfere with the total health of our planet. We are literally interconnected in the seen realms through our biochemistry. We are literally interconnected through the unseen realms through thoughts, energy and intention. As we move into the fullness of our being and release our attachments to the places within that keep us small, we allow our magnificence to shine. In so doing, we celebrate who we are andRead More
My life partner is fond of saying, “Expectations are the key to Satan’s room of disappointment and resentment.” By their very nature, expectations infer prospects, outlooks, potential opportunities, hopes and probabilities. None of these words are based on what is happening now. They are future outcome and desire orientations. Expectations lead to disappointment and resentment because you are not being met by yourself or by others. You are not living with what is happening. Rather, you are living with what you would like to be happening. In my work asRead More
In the October 2011 issue, I wrote an article about the healing modality called Craniosacral Therapy, and explained a bit about the inner physician, the inner wisdom we all possess. In addition to knowing how to heal our organs, cuts and bruises, it knows our inherent desire to grow and evolve and the perfect way to do this. It is connected with the cosmic intelligence of the universe. Our inner wisdom has a voice and wants to communicate with us. Over the past two years, I have had to learnRead More
The season of overindulgence has passed. You survived or you wouldn’t be reading this. How much damage was done is open to perception. Did you go for seconds at the family events? Did you fill up on potatoes, gravy, pies and bread? Or were you tipping the elbow? If you enjoyed both food and drink with wild abandonment, you are not alone! No need to feel guilty or be hard on yourself when you need to squeeze your butt and thighs into your pants. You had an awesome time, IRead More