Each morning I am greeted with a black and white photo of myself when I was only three years old. I stare at the familiar eyes and feel inspired. This little blonde girl who smiles back at me is the epitome of a happy child: precious, and unaware of the powerful blank and open canvas she possesses inside of her. Her spirit is free and trusting and hopeful that a Life of pure goodness awaits her.
Seeing myself as a child through grown-up eyes creates a spiritual bridge that beckons me to be kind to myself. I am reminded that like this little girl, I have days ahead of me that are for me to create as I choose.
I think to myself: If this little person was my child, what promising and good things would I want for her Life? What kind of person would I hope she grew up to be? What kind of thoughts and people and surroundings would I hope she’d choose for her world?
And I thread this goodwill into my personal psyche every day, realizing that the child in this old photo, worthy of a reality of her own making, is actually ME.
Connecting with a photo of myself at this tender age not only reminds me to be kind to myself, but helps me to re-discover all the gratitude, compassion, and curiosity I had when I entered this lifetime. It helps me to celebrate my original wonder and appreciation for all things LIFE. It splashes a tenderness and innocence onto my dancing kaleidoscopic spirit..
We incarnated into this Lifetime already enlightened, wise, worthy, and inspired. Our hearts were wide open, trusting, and eager. As limitless cosmic beings we entered into our physical worlds, expecting and deserving all the joy, beauty, and goodness that Life had ready for us … and quickly we became humanized.
We lost our courage and curiosity and were taught to cultivate an expertise of Thinking, instead of Feeling. Most of us saw a world crying out ”Look at what my Life’s done to me!” instead of “Look at what I can do with my Life!” We learned to judge and compete, instead of being reminded to honor and feed the spiritual lineage of the visiting others around us. We forgot our indigenous spiritual heritage, the magnificent power of gratitude, and to practice daily self-love by filling our own cup first.
We forgot to appreciate the awe-inspiring miracle that we are even here at all.
So often we allow our overall happiness to depend on the people or situations that ‘happen’ to us in our physical world. We focus on ‘fixing’ and covering up our fears and shadows, instead of accepting them as gifts of personal growth, and inviting them in. We cover up our vulnerabilities instead of recognizing them as authentic parts of ourselves that help to create deep, soulful connections with others. We do this because we forget that we all come from the same place, desire the same things, and are made of the same ingredients.
My highest intention for this website is to create and be a part of a sacred community of everyday people – a gathering of ‘fellow humanship’. Connecting with other Life-lovers and seekers reminds us of what we came here knowing: that our Life is meant to feel good. It helps us to find our way back to CENTER. And it comforts us to listen to the higher silence inside ourselves.
Warmly I invite you to join in by sharing on the blog discussions any parts of your unique individual journey or personal truths, as little or as much as you feel called to share. In return, you will witness a collective human-connection of fellow experiences, ideas, and traditions that will mirror your own and bring you comfort in being a part of a common humanity right here, right now.
The blog posts, my ebook, self-growth community events, and online programs that I suggest to you will each inspire you to love yourself kinder, marvel over your existence at this place and time, and protect your personal sacred space, with the quality of thoughts, people, food, and habits that you allow to enter into both your private energy field and into your physical world.
I am so excited to connect journeys with you, and look forward to reading your stories in your blog post replies, comments, and emails!
Always I will honor our time together as we explore:.
- Being mindful of the fellow travelers we choose to share our journey
(growing a like-minded tribe)
- Feeling gratitude for the people who have entered our stories
(they serve as our teachers)
- Honoring and loving our Human-Life vehicle (our bodies and minds)
- Viewing our lives from an Authentic Self perspective (Spirit vs. Ego)
- Moving away from self-labels (things we thought or were told and believed)
- Choosing expansion over Contraction (What or Who makes us hum?)
- Accepting our roles as teachers (others seek what we needed to learn)
- Staying awake to the ‘subconscious contract’ we make with the Universe every day (What are our habits and thoughts growing?)
- Saying YES! to our place in the Universe (trusting the journey)