The winter solstice marks the coming of longer periods of light and shorter periods of darkness. This can be a metaphor for our personal and collective journey into the light, the light of love that lives within each of us; that which is seeking to be known, to become conscious, and allowed to shine outward.
Perhaps that is our greatest gift - allowing the love that lives within us to shine.
People say, "I want to find my life's purpose." What if your life's purpose is simply to become conscious of the unconditional light of love within you and to share it.
There's nothing outside of you that can offer you more than what you already have inside. Sometimes we seek love from another or from outside sources, from our spouse, or our children. I believe what we're truly seeking is the love that lives right inside our own beating heart.
Let the additional light that shines each day be a reminder of the growing light within you and then let it shine! That is your greatest gift. Thank you!
In love and light,
Do you spend a fair amount of time thinking about environmental toxins; GMOs, pesticides, water sources, pollution and so on? Keeping the body free from these environmental toxins is important, but there's another kind of toxin that I believe we also need to pay attention to.
Thoughts of fear, worry, hate (both of self and another), not being enough, not feeling worthy - these can actually be as damaging, if not more so, than environmental toxins. Why? Because we don't think of them as toxic and damaging. We think of them as just the way things are.
If we were to stop and look at our thoughts, we might start to see that the things we believe, or that we think we believe, aren't even our original thoughts - they are inherited either through family, what we read, or what we see on television. We then unknowingly give them permission to stay.
Think you're too fat? Why do you think that? Did someone tell you you were too fat? Did you read an article that talked about being fat or the benefits of being thin? Do the actors or actresses on television have a better life than you because they are thin?
Have you unknowingly made this information part of your belief system? How do these thoughts make you feel? Are you a better person because of them? Do you love yourself more because of them? Do they leave you with self-loathing and feelings of low self-esteem?
What about worry? Are you a better person because you worry? Does your worry and fear of the worst make you or the person you worry about actually better? Probably not. Worry is a form of fear and its toxic because it takes you away from love.
Fear and love cannot coexist, it's one or the other. Which do you choose?
Just because a thought has always been with you doesn't mean it needs to stay.
If you're concerned about pesticides in your food for example and choose not to eat that food, you don't. Or perhaps you'll go on a detox program to eliminate the toxins in your body. You have free will which means you can make choices. You can do the same with your thoughts. If your thoughts are toxic, then let them go. Go on a mental detox and choose love over fear. Choose kind thoughts, kind words, kind actions.
You are worth it.
In love and light,
"I'm losing my mind," I sighed to myself.
"Is that a bad thing?" I heard in reply.
I thought about this for a moment and I realized that no, it wasn't a bad thing, in fact, it was good thing!
When we throw our hands up and say "I'm losing my mind" it's often in disgust or in concern that we're going crazy. But I'm going to offer that the notion "I'm losing my mind" is really rather profound.
Thoughts, which live in the mind, are often the ego struggling to survive. The ego isn't always bad and in need of being obliterated. It has its place. But if you believe every thought it sends your way, you may not be living your life, but rather that of the ego.
If you think you're losing your mind, I say brava because you're stepping away from a thought that has owned you. If you can explore the thought that came before the thought that you're losing your mind, you'll find a very interesting place to explore.Is that thought true? Does it serve you or the situation you're in?
My sense is you'll find that it is not and it does not.
Allow yourself to see this as a time when life is asking you to move away from the rote beliefs that you hold and create new ones that align with your truth. In science it's called creating new neural pathways.
We can all do it. Be a witness to your thoughts instead of a slave. Once you are conscious of your thoughts you can then decide which to keep or if you want to create a new one. Let it be your choice. As with most change, creating new neutral pathways can take time, but it can be done.
The next time you hear yourself say "I'm losing my mind" consider it an invitation to explore. You might take yourself places you never could have imagined!
In love and light,