Moving from Resentment into Freedom (it’s easier than you may think…)

In working to bring forward more inner light, there was an exercise in The Dark Side of the Light Chasers (Debbie Ford) that instructed the reader to write letters to people in their lives who needed to be forgiven; to be clear, who the reader needed to forgive. I found myself thoroughly procrastinating on andContinue reading “Moving from Resentment into Freedom (it’s easier than you may think…)”

Healing the Sense of Brokenness

When we feel broken or incomplete, we seek external fixes from which to feel whole. Maybe we seek this “fix” from others, through our behaviors (shopping, chemical dependencies and even positive things such as working out) or we may even just outright deny there is even a problem. Maybe we lash out and and getContinue reading “Healing the Sense of Brokenness”

The Freedom in Breaking Down

Kneeling on the hard concrete patio, there was a chill to the air as dusk began to fall and I quickly scribbled my feelings on dishes using permanent markers. With safety glasses in place, I placed a plate gently inside a small banker’s box. My adrenalin rushed as I tightly gripped the hammer and broughtContinue reading “The Freedom in Breaking Down”

Forgiveness

When we hold onto anger against someone else we only hurt ourselves. The anger seeps into our daily interactions and causes more wounds. Often the hardest person to forgive is ourselves as we hold ourselves in contempt for wrongs done by ourselves and others. Forgiveness opens our hearts and frees us from the binds of anger. ForgivenessContinue reading “Forgiveness”

The humility of forgiveness 

  In my heart space within meditation, all I could see was her face suddenly appearing just in front of mine without warning; a surprise. My loving & innocent inner child was the first to respond hugging her and loving her maternal energy. Soon the wounded side of me woke up, attempted to buck, but theContinue reading “The humility of forgiveness “

Treasures from the Abyss

Last night at this hour, I was near the bottom of my murky descent. It seems that I had a lot to clear while the weather was so turbulent. Diving deeply, breathing labored. Eyes swollen, crying ugly. As I slept, I gained some ascent. By morning, still some sadness overhanging. Deep in meditation, I receivedContinue reading “Treasures from the Abyss”

A Path to Forgiveness

Broken. Battered. Confused. My lips still feel bruised. Discouraged. Undone. Vulnerable. I quiver in anger, disgust. Bony finger thrust at you. Heart mired in distrust. Hot Coals against you, leaving my hands blistered, burning. Grief floods my eyes. Sadness erupts, forever behind the molten anger, running like lava down my face. Searing. Seething. Smothering smokeContinue reading “A Path to Forgiveness”

Keys to Happiness

The more compassion and love we have for ourselves, the greater the capacity we have to give compassion and love to others. By accepting ourselves, we open the floodgates to greater happiness. Self-Love is the least selfish thing we can do. For when we free ourselves, we free others from our judgment. We also setContinue reading “Keys to Happiness”

Freeing Yourself

It can be a challenge to give ourselves the very thing that can free us. The key to our salvation many times is to look at ourselves in the mirror and to see ourselves as human. Many of us hold ourselves to a very high standard, one which cannot be readily achieved. Many of usContinue reading “Freeing Yourself”

Letting Go of the Hot Coal

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. -Buddha Now imagine holding those hot coals and throwing them at yourself. This is what I believe most of us do on a daily, hourly and maybe even minute-by-minuteContinue reading “Letting Go of the Hot Coal”

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