Over the last 4 years I have experienced some of the biggest, bad ass and yet most bountiful shifts in my life. I left a marriage… and found my self. I lost close friends…. and opened to new family. I dumped definitions…. and fell in love with my no labels no veils sublimely naked spirit. And in the end I came home… to me. Through this experience of floating in a sea of change (learning to not attempt to swim upstream against the current of the cosmos), one of the biggest personal challenges for me had been the shifting of friendships. We’ve all been taught that love comes and goes, with lovers making grand entrances through the front door and slipping out or being kindly asked to exit through the side. Yet, somehow (even though most of us haven’t spoken to our high school “posse” for years and that the once closest confidente may no longer be listed in our email contacts) still find themselves with the belief that relationships of friendships are our entitlement… that they should last and if they don’t the disappointment can be more overwhelming than a lost lover. Hmm… interesting isn’t it? When a friendship is in fact another form of relationship. That a friendship is still an engagement of sharing, receiving and inspiring through interaction, just like with a partner, and just like a relationship, it is important for us to be able to stand strong without it and never need it, yet always appreciate, nourish, and cherish it while we have it. And… Just like with partners, friendships can shift. They may change from (what seems to be) negative and confusing situations or simply a drifting apart. In [...]
Today my Inner Spirit is shouting “Thanks for Tuning in!”. I am grateful for my intuition and the ability to tune the dial on my mind chatter down and stream live cosmic bliss from every dimension!” Oh… the exercises of simple experiencing and gratitude. As cheesy, overdone and cliche as it may sound there is something to be said about retraining the system to look at the wondrous (and often very simple) things that bring us an exquisite sense of inner peace. I’m curious to know… right now as you read this blog, what in your life makes your heart heat up and mouth take on that gorgeous upward curve of a smile? What is making your soul sing…? What brings you a sense of “ahhhhh…….” It’s not a big task, yet it can change a mood shifting out the clouds and inviting in an internal fiery sun to host you through your day. So, let me ask again… what is bringing you joy in this moment?
After a heart wrenching break up or a series of challenging relationships, we often find ourselves becoming lost in the ugly mire of projecting negative thought patterns on the world around us and onto the being within us. How many of us have witnessed ourselves thinking “love does not really exist”…. “relationships are an illusion”….. “I will never find anyone”….
Savory flavours, amazing textures, tantalizing aromas, incredible colours… We’re surrounded by them each day, however, many of us have stopped noticing. We’ve forgotten the amazing value of 5 simply exquisite and sensual gifts, our senses. Instead of noticing how wonderful the flowers smell, or our food tastes, we tend to rush quickly through life forgetting to slow down and simply enjoy the moment.