From Fear to Trust

Fear says, I’m afraid of what could happen. Trust says, I don’t know what will happen but I I’ll try anyway. Fear says, It’s a scary world and people can’t be trusted. Trust says, The right people show up in my life at just the right time. Fear says, Save me. Trust says, I can do this on my own and in a way that is right for me. Fear plays into drama.  Trust observes drama yet doesn’t engage. Fear creates separation. Trust creates connection. Fear unconsciously reacts. Trust consciously responds. Below is a true story I wrote on fear and trust. I hope you enjoy it! A Story From … [Read more...]

Happy 2017!

  It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me…since late October, in fact! Over the last three months, Larry and I have shifted our lives from our beautiful home on the beach outside of Gisborne to a small (but cute) rental home in the Bay of Plenty (This picture is on the walk behind our new home).   We’ve been in transition. It takes courage to make big changes in your life and yet, that’s where the adventure and growth lies…in the change. Larry and I have had such fun exploring new walks, bike rides, beaches and kayak paddles as well as cafes, shops and most of all, meeting … [Read more...]

Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

On a recent beach walk, I began mentally listing the positive changes I‘ve experienced since consciously nurturing my spiritual growth over the last 20 years. Upon returning to my desk, I immediately began typing them out and continued adding to them into the night. Below is the list I ended up with that evening. … [Read more...]

Eight Reasons to Attend Embracing the Goddess; Winter Solstice Retreat – June 2013

Have you noticed the world is rapidly changing? Have you noticed the chaos? The old way of doing things just isn’t working as well anymore. Financial institutions are crumbling. Natural disasters are occurring as our resources are being depleted. Governments are collapsing around us. The world is shifting and changing rapidly, there’s no question about it. Trying to hang on to your old beliefs and ways of navigating through life just isn’t working as it has in the past. It’s time to awaken to a new way of being in the world. That’s easier said than done. If you’re ready to learn how … [Read more...]

The Life Raft of Meditation

In this crazy world we live in, it is easy to get caught up in the negative turbulence around us. With today’s rate of unemployment, mortgages, world disasters and predictions, we can easily get caught up in the stresses and worries of life. No matter how chaotic things seem, I know of a “life raft of peace” that we can retreat to whenever we desire.. Below is an overview of 5 techniques I use daily to reduce stress and go within: 1. This is an easy mini-meditation when you’ve had enough and you need to reconnect and re-energize. Stop what you are doing. If possible, go outside. Inhale to … [Read more...]