Happiness: The Down Side of Paradise

You’ve finally gotten what you truly wanted.  You have arrived.  You worked for it and now it is yours!  You envisioned it, you set goals to get there, you worked hard, and now you are finally there—right where you wanted to be.  Ahhhhh…the joy of the experience! But you no sooner settle into basking in …

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Inspiration: Allowing for Magic

“Sweet inspiration, so illusive as it slips in and out like sleep; remembered then forgotten as last night’s dream; only leaving feather light footprints in my soul.”   Inspiration is like the flicker of a candle, the rush of a waterfall, a huge gust of wind.  It comes and lifts us with its power to …

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Purpose: The Completeness of Incomplete

These are the “things” remembered: the things that aren’t “things” at all.  The “unsubstantial” is in reality ALL that ever lasts. Sometimes my life feels like a long series of uncompleted thoughts and projects.  For instance, I love keeping journals but in many ways they just add to that feeling.  But I’m coming to realize …

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Your Authentic Spirit: Top 10 Symptoms of Disconnect

Sarah Ban Breathnach in her book, Something More once said, “The authentic self is the soul made visible.”  How can you tell if you are truly aligned with your Authentic Self, or as I call it, your Authentic Spirit?   Do You Feel Disconnected?   People can look completely successful outside, but feel depressed, unsatisfied, incongruent …

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Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

“Journaling is my quick moment out of time.  It seems a part of me must stay narrator in order to keep a higher perspective.  In order to realize it’s all just a story.  And a story I get to tell in whatever fashion I like.” I love the quiet of the early morning before my …

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Got Delight? Recapture Your Joy Now!

DELIGHT! DELIGHT! DELIGHT…I dare you to say it three times out loud and not feel lighter, more joyful, and free. Just the process of getting into the mindset to write this article has lifted me up to a higher plane. I have been feeling more inspired by just concentrating on the idea of writing about …

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The Past: Where the Present Finds Its Soul

“I’m feeling so aware of our movement through time. It cannot be caught and frozen or stopped with a rhyme.” It seems once we are past the middle of our timeline, awareness of it’s end becomes the backdrop of it’s ticking. Taking life for granted is a luxury of youth. They do not understand that …

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Making Inner Peace a Priority—when you don’t have time!

Women meditating

This morning I did an hour of meditation.  Finally got up early enough.  Finally put my attention where my intention has been for so long.  I feel calm and at peace.  I see that life can flow this way at all times.  I see this is the way I choose to live.  I see now …

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The Spiral Effect: Do You Feel Stuck in Life Patterns?

There is an aspect of this spiritual journey that isn’t talked about much, but it plays havoc with our belief.  In my book upcoming book, Inner North: Aligning With Your Authentic Spirit, I call it “Circling Back”.  As much as we like to think of life, personal growth, and success as a linear path moving …

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