Positive Possibilities Category

We all have moments and periods in our lives when we feel stuck. When life is not quite flowing the way we want it to be, we need to pause and look within. Once we direct our awareness inward, we will likely find outmoded ways of being that we are holding onto that no longer serve our greatest good. Most of us hold onto the past, stuff it away in the recess of our psyche and hope it will go away. But it doesn’t. What was tucked away slowly growsRead More
It is up to each one of us to realize that within us exists an unbroken tie to the universe, an unending tap that flows with love. The problem is, most of us are standing on the ‘cosmic hose’ that pumps love our way, while we scratch our heads bewildered, wondering where all the love has gone. To develop self-love, we need to look within at the ways in which we block the love flow, so that we may feel love, and feel loved. Love is all around, within andRead More
Trying to find a lasting relationship while feeling lousy about oneself is like trying to catch rain with a sieve. We simply don’t have the containment to attract the nectar we seek to quench our hungry and lonely hearts. If we look within, we may feel a hunger that is deeply insatiable. This is a feeling that only we can satisfy. It would be impossible for anyone to do that for us. Until we feel we are worthy of love, we are unable to sustain the true love we ultimatelyRead More
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
As the season turns colder and natural brightness dims, we enter a festive season full of good cheer and light. But many of us overdo this darker time of year and end up with colds, feeling stressed and exhausted. Our bodies let us know we had best slow down, reminding us that as nature turns inward to renew, so must we. Whether we can’t wait to gather around a festive dinner table and eat all the sweets at a celebratory gathering, or whether you get a massive cold, feel lonelyRead More
Though Christmas, Hanukkah and New Years are times of celebration, for some, this cheery season is a dreary season. We can go to countless parties and buy all the shiniest and latest things and still feel unfulfilled. We can find ourselves in a crowded room feeling more lonely than when we are alone. Though we are fundamentally social beings and need social situations to keep us healthy and balanced, happiness does not come from external things. A life built on sincere joy and gratitude begins within ourselves. Depression is likeRead More
We tend to be an externally driven society. Our senses move our awareness outward toward what we see, feel, touch, smell and taste. The information that comes through our senses becomes the foundation for our thoughts. Our thoughts fuel our actions. Our actions form our lives. When we are unaware of this pattern, we become captive to our wants. We can fool ourselves into thinking that we will find happiness in the illusive things that come and go, like pretty clothes, fancy cars and luxurious homes. Yet all those leaveRead More
The notion of letting go can conjure images of giving in. From the point of view of the ego, surrendering may seem like we are giving up and losing. But looking deeper, we see that nothing could be further from the truth. We may not be aware of the fears that drive our lives. The push to make money, to succeed, to gain approval, to be loved are some of the fears that rumble under our thoughts and form the ways we behave, until we pause and go within toRead More