Sometimes I find myself going back to the teachings of my Catholic upbringing and seeing them in a different way. This Easter Reflection focuses on the struggle we all have with the Pain of Being Human. I was talking with a friend who is a very loving person, who was being very hard on herself […]
This afternoon I meditated and the image of an old lighthouse was shown to me with the words “Stand Steady in the Storm and Add Light.” Spirit doesn’t ask us to be anything but who we are. We all are human. We all have amazing gifts and we have challenges that make us feel not […]
It is so easy to watch the news and despair about the state of humanity. But closer to home this week, I have had a reminder about how kind so many people around me are. I broke my arm last Friday and have been showered with kindness from friends and acquaintances: Rides given, refrigerator filled, […]
Every moment of fear has the possibility for us to shift to a more sacred presence. We can ask that we see things with new eyes. Most spiritual traditions have a process for transmuting heavy energy. My path combines many traditions. I ask Jesus to help me love what seems impossible to love. I remember […]
This week’s Shifting From Scared to Sacred focuses on the need for stillness and how we get reminders telling us to slow down so that we can hear the messages of our spirits. You can catch it at 7am Sunday, September 1 or anytime after on demand by following this link to the Creating Calm […]
When I was in Peru, I was told that the alpaca know how big of a load they can carry and if you overload them, they will refuse to walk. We could learn from them. I imagine the alpaca saying, “Come on, I’m overburdened. You know I can only do 50 pounds, no way […]
Today I was caught up in all the things I have to get done. I asked in my meditation what I should do first. I didn’t get the answer back that I expected. This was the message, “It is in connecting to the beauty and the beat of the pulse of your life, that you […]
Think back to your good holiday memories from the past. How many of them were about the actual gift you received? Can you remember the gifts? There might be one or two special gifts that stand out in your mind and make you smile as you remember them. For the most part, I can’t remember […]
A tree root ball reminds Shaman Carol Woodliff of the complex beliefs and energetic imprints that underlie our A tree root ball reminds Shaman Carol Woodliff that finding our way to our authentic selves means being patient with the old roots and allowing ourselves to be on a healing journey rather than expecting everything to uprooted at once.
Go to that core where you feel not worthy or judged. Hold gently the place of fear, doubt, brokenness and not enough-ness. Surround it with love. This loving will shift the world. . . .