365 Moments of Clarity – Day 58 2014

Welcome to Day 58 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

There is a common belief among most of us, that we have to experience struggles to learn. I have fallen into this trap many of times and am still learning to this day to remove this belief. This belief, like all other unserving beliefs, will bring you struggles if you truly and deeply feel that challenges are the only way to have powerful and lasting personal growth spurts.

Buddha - We are shaped by our Thoughts


Remember, what you think about you manifest; even if that thought is deep into your subconscious. If you have told your subconscious while you are in a perceived struggle that you needed this challenge in this particular way to learn that lesson and there was no other way you could have identified in the moment to learning that exact same lesson, then your subconscious will continuously bring you more challenges and more struggles because you seem to prefer to learn from that type of structure. In my humble spiritual opinion, I believe that way of thinking is a limiting belief.


For those who may not know what a limiting belief is, Google defines limiting beliefs as this:

limiting belief

Web definitions
  1. (Limiting beliefs) Beliefs that are held either consciously or subconsciously that serve as obstacles to manifesting and attracting what you want. E.g you want a healthy and thin body, but something inside you says you’re fat, which results you in giving up trying to reach your goal.

Today, let’s you and I begin to believe a new thought. Today, let’s combine our efforts to put this new thought into motion. Here we go…

When we come to the understanding that all our lives can be rich with positive experience and full of love, when we can create this a life of joy and still grow, then we are at the peak of our learning skills. There are no limiting beliefs. We are free.

  • You do not have to have perceived challenges! That is a lie.
  • You do not need to work hard! That is a lie.
  • You do not have to be poor! That is a lie.
  • You do not need to act out because of this or that! That is a lie.
  • You do not have to behave in a certain way!

You are your creator. You are anything you want to be. You are the most powerful you, you can be, every day, every hour, every minute and every second.

YOU ARE YOU! You are the I AM with nothing after it.

This is the only truth. Everything else is just a story. A good story but a story.

My challenges are my self-created inner world manifesting on the outside. If I want a better world, it is my right to choose the story I want to create to make it happen. It is my right to decide how I want to act and where I want to go. It is my right to be who I want to be based of how I feel internally. Limiting beliefs do not have power or control over me.

My declaration is to make an abundant living doing something I love…which is writing, speaking and helping others give themselves permission to be who they want to be.

If you are struggling, you are choosing to struggle.
If you are poor, you are choosing to be poor.
If you are sad, you are choosing to be sad.

That is the truth. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Give the power back up to yourself. You are the most powerful person in the world.

Believe it. Act it. Create it. Embody it.

That is your right, and your right alone.


Alive Meditation

Welcome to our meditation… Let us take a deep breath. Do some light stretching. Relax your body. Relax your mind. Release your thoughts for another time.

Let us focus on this very moment. Here in the Now of our Life we are Alive. Alive with Strength and Beauty and Kindness. Alive with Love and Wisdom and Intelligence. This life we have today is new but we are old. Our soul is ancient. It holds the wisdom we need to carry us through this life.

Today we have many possibilities before us. Today we can choose to open our hearts. To allow the flow of positive energy to circulate between us and share in the warmth of our beings. We are what we think.

Let us be a positive source of love and compassion for this Earth.

*Reprinted from 365meditation.com


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 57 2014 – Pencils for Promise

Welcome to Day 57 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

I am a HUGE fan of Marie Forleo. Today’s episode was so inspiring. If you haven’t seen it yet, get your butt over to Marie TV and watch this episode. I have also embedded the youtube video below.

Today’s episode included guest speaker Adam Braun from Pencils for Promise. His new book is called, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change  . It was a conversation about how he founded Pencils for Promise and the lessons he learned along the way. What gave me chills was when he began describing the “IT” moment. I named my company MoClar Moments   after this “IT” moment. When he felt that bolt of lightening, it was the moment of clarity when he found his purpose. He knew without a doubt in his mind that this was his calling. That was his moment of clarity or MoClar Moment. He describes it perfectly.

Through out the whole interview, emotions flooded me as he described how he came close to death and how he discovered his purpose in life. Adam Braun is an inspiring individual. My only hope is that I develop my “For Purpose” business with the kind of passion and zest that he has for his.

Take time today to stop by Pencils for Promise and donate any amount you can. You could help a child get education in order to create a better world for themselves or help build a school in a developing country. Thank you.

Become your dream - Adam Braun

Please take time today, right now, to watch this incredible video.

Here are my highlights on Marie and Adam speaking about that “IT” moment or MoClar Moment. The tab is the time in the video. So 14:41 is fourteen minutes and 41 seconds into the interview.

14:41

Adam Braun: Like a bolt of lightening this name popped into my head, “Pencils of Promise”. I know this feeling well. I felt it when I thought up MoClar Moments.

15:21 - 15:38

Adam Braun: It felt like lightening hit me. “It” Happens and once “It” happens it will never be the same after, if you really embrace and move forward with that idea. This “IT” Moment is a perfect description of a MoClar Moment.

16:10

Marie Forleo: “FOLLOWING THE JOURNEY”, “We have these moments that change us”

16:26

Marie Forleo: Have faith and keep moving forward because that convergence will happen.

16:38

Marie Forleo: You kept moving towards and following your heart and then it all started to came together.

16:47

Adam goes on to describe a MoClar Moment so perfectly. “It was like a bolt of lightening or surge through the whole body.”

17:15

Marie talks about meeting Josh and Adam discusses how the “IT” moment (or MoClar Moment) only happens a few times in your life.

17:52 - 19:53

Following the Signs… “Become your dream” MUST WATCH!


YouTube Inspiration

How to Live Your Impossible Dream & Change the World with Adam Braun

Daily Exercise

Take time today to write about what inspires you. What is your deepest hearts desire? If you are still stuck in the realm that money creates happiness try this trick. Write what extra money will do for you and use the phrase “so that…” Keep using that phrase until you cannot write anymore.

For example:

Money will allow me the freedom to travel more. “So that…”
So that I can see the world and experience life. “So that…”
So that I can become a more rounded person. “So that…”
So that my interactions with others will come more from compassion and understanding. “So that…”
So that my relationships are more fulfilling. “So that…”
So that I argue less and love more. “So that…”
So that I am happy. — END

Ideally, the end goal really isn’t the money. It is about being happy and money is simply one tool that assists all the other tools to get you to the end goal which is happiness. In reality, happiness is always inside of you. Yet it feels sometimes that happiness resides outside when you are out of alignment or flow with your values and belief systems.


For More Information:

Pencils For Promise  

Marie Forleo  

@AdamBraun – @PencilsOfPromis – @marieforleo

If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 56 2014

Welcome to Day 56 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

Today I re-read my journey through the fields of the Miraculous Relationship Meditation Series. Below is my culmination of what I learned in a day by day process. In the end, the result was true forgiveness.

Update with my mother: I have forgiven her through deep love, listening, understanding and compassion. Honestly, the biggest win for me came from this quote and it is worth repeating it.

“The ego moves us to seek justice or revenge, to right a perceived wrong. The higher self, however, knows that the universe will rebalance all actions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way in accord with the whole cosmos, not just the view of one person’s hurt feelings. When you forgive, you are allowing that process to unfold instead of holding on to your ego’s point of view.” – Deepak Chopra

Through embodying this very understanding, I have come out the other end miraculously changed to love all relationships for all the lessons the teach me and the love they share with me.

The Way... Buddha


Learning Lessons Miraculous Relationships

21 Steps to Miraculous Relationships

Day 1 – Happiness Comes from Within  
One person cannot make another person happy. Happiness comes from inside. Happiness can only be found by you. It can not be given away or taken away. Happiness is always with you, by your side and all you have to do is recognize it and invite it in. Being grateful is one way to bring happiness into awareness.

Day 2 – Struggles are best understood from within  
It is kind of backwards thinking in a way. In order to become whole, one with all that is, ever was and ever will be, you first need to separate yourself {from the perceived struggle}. Withdraw inside for observation and clarity. Only when we perform this exercise and it becomes second nature, can we then emerge a powerful, more centered and focused being. It is in this new light that we manifest dreams and live our life on purpose.

Day 3 – Accepting You  
When you accept who you are, you begin to let go of self-judgement, labeling your acts and being critical. There is no perfect person on this planet. To me there is comfort in that knowledge and excitement. Growing is one of the most beautiful gifts that is given to us in this world.

ADDED: When thinking about relationships, it is much easier for the another person to accept who you are if you accept who you are.

Day 4 – Mind, Body & Soul Connection  
Self-care is all encompassing mind, body and soul. As I nourish my body, my soul is nourished and as I nourish my soul, my mind nourished. They are all connected in one. The goal is to allow all of the elements to overflow for a well balanced life.

Day 5 – Self-Esteem, The anchor for dream realization  
Self esteem is so important in creating courage and bravery to go after your dreams. How many times do you look in the mirror and say “I love you?” I know that we all chose the bodies we are in for a reason. We all chose the life we are living for a reason. To have faith {and courage} in that reason is all we need to move forward to a joyous and prosperous life.

There is a saying that at times we can be our own worst enemy. Well today stand and say that, “I am my own best friend.”

Day 6 – Snowflake Charm  
We are as different as a snowflake. As we recognize this gift {the gift of uniqueness} in ourselves, we can begin to see this gift in others. I believe we should celebrate it. I am not like you and you are not like me, even though we both are materially made up of the same molecules and atoms just like the universe. Our gifts help other people grow, learn and navigate this world with support.

Today, celebrate your difference. Celebrate your uniqueness. Go shout it out to the world! I AM MAGNIFICENTLY UNIQUE!!!

Day 7 – The Garden of Love  
ADDED: Close your eyes and travel to the garden of your heart. Picture birds singing, sun shining, the music of your soul playing in the flowers. Stay in this moment for as long as you desire.

How lucky we are that we can close our eyes and see a world beyond this one. A world full of hope, joy, love, happiness and freedom. The goal is to open our eyes and bring this world back into our material reality. To be a guide for those elements to penetrate through our lives and the lives we touch. To spark the spirit song in others so they may create their world in abundance of rich experience and knowing that we are eternal beings having a human experience.

Day 8 – Commit to Daily Self Love  
“As we love ourselves unconditionally, we can then share this highest expression of love with everyone else in our lives.” – Deepak Chopra

Day 9 – Turn on your love light. Let it shine on me let shine, let it shine, let it shine  
When people say to you that they want more of what you have, they are referring to your light. That is why infusing love into every conversation, every experience and every moment we are a living, breathing human being raises the overall vibration and energy of the universe. Just by living your light you encourage others to live theirs.

Day 10 – Call in limitless possibilities  
Use the law of attraction to first be what we want and then call that from within who we are. As we recognize in ourselves the qualities we desire in others, we will notice these characteristics and call into us those qualities that we have focused on. Basically attracting our highest desires.

ADDED: This embodiment of our desired qualities will create limitless possibilities for our relationships.

Day 11 – Make Gratitude A Priority  
“When we are appreciating something or someone, our ego moves out of the way because we can’t have our attention on ego and gratitude at the same time.” — Deepak Chopra

Day 12 – How do you want to be remembered  
Our first communication is based on energy. Everyone can feel others’ energies. 2 year olds know when parents are fighting. 5 year olds know what love is. Energy directs your body language, your speech and your outlook. It affects your decisions and actions. Honestly, energy means so much in every aspect of your life.

Day 13 – Key to Deep Listening  
Forget about you in the moment and really understanding the other person, their feelings, their views, their values and their challenges. It is through deep listening that we begin to turn on our mirror neurons. Mirror neurons help us to empathize with the other. If they hurt, we hurt. If they laugh, we laugh. In developing successful relationships, really understanding the other side of the partnership is important and healthy.

Day 14 – Soul first and person second  
If we can see ourselves as first soul then human, how would our interactions change? We would almost recognize that we as humans is simply a front for who we really are. Who we really are is this unlimited, abundance of a light being that wants to express itself fully. It is our recognized duty for those that intrinsically know this to spread that knowledge to those who are willing and mentally capable to understand it.

Day 15 – Recognize the Good in Others  
I made a concerted effort to see the good qualities of other people. As I practiced this activity, I noticed that I was introduced to nicer and nicer people. That I was attracted to a wider audience of people then I was before. I believe this result came from the fact that as I looked for the good in others, I returned it by becoming a better me and how I wanted to show up in life. In essence, I was proactively changing the mirror and growing into my fullest potential.

Day 16 – Next Stop: Palace of Love  
As I begin to see the world through the blessings the universe sends us in each moment, the world changes. What I once thought was a harsh world, is no longer harsh but forgiving. When coming from a place of love {or stopping at the palace of love}, my reactions to challenging days become calm, more in control and less stress. Accept, let go and forgive by honoring the feeling and releasing it to the universe. The universe can be a very powerful ally. The universe will gladly remove the negative feelings you harbor if you just give it a chance and let go.

Day 17 – Mindfulness Ahead  
Four questions before we speak.

Is what I’m about to say kind?
It is true?
Is it necessary?
Does it improve upon the silence?

Day 18 – Inside-Out Approach  
Once you can quiet the mind and seek what you desire inside, the outside world will reflect this. “Letting go of barriers is so much easier than chasing perfection. Chasing something requires effort. Letting go takes none. In fact, release is energizing.” – Deepak Chopra

Day 19 – The Unbreakable Connection  
Sharing yourself, your energy in it’s natural, organic and loving way is what creates strong bonds of union. Unions that come from this inner strength build the best communities. Encouraging each of us to grow and expand into the highest form of ourselves. I believe all the work we do to develop ourselves is for the result of a union so blessed by love that nothing can break the bond we feel for one another.

Day 20 – Rebalancing, A job for the universe  
“The ego moves us to seek justice or revenge, to right a perceived wrong. The higher self, however, knows that the universe will rebalance all actions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way in accord with the whole cosmos, not just the view of one person’s hurt feelings. When you forgive, you are allowing that process to unfold instead of holding on to your ego’s point of view.”

Day 21 – The Domino of Love Effect  
We realize that to start a domino effect we must be the first to fall. That is exactly how I viewed this 21 day meditation series. I wished to improve my relationship with others and especially my mother and through descending into the practice every night, and giving myself fully to the learning experience, I have slowly become the love I was searching for. Now I am honored to spread what I have learned to the world.

Day 22 – What started as love, returns to love  
To be love is to always forgive, either myself, friends, family or strangers. To forgive is to have a loving relationship with yourself, your family and friends and with the world.

Relationships should be born from love and always return to love. No relationship that is empty of love is a relationship worth experiencing. Yet, I personally know of no relationship that doesn’t have love infused in the experience itself.

Now it is your turn

Take time today to reflect back on the last few days and weeks and see how you have grown. What have you learned? From where we started to now, do you feel an easy sense of happiness? Do you feel calmer, more relaxed? Have you had any MoClar Moments? MoClar is defined as the moment of clarity when knowing precedes an instant of being clear. You can have a MoClar Moment over your life purpose or maybe over a decision to move, start a relationship, end of relationship, career change, etc… Or maybe your MoClar Moment is simply a mindset shift; viewing life differently that allows more opportunities to be manifested in your life.

Take time now, to experience these shifts. This will help you see that you are making progress and growing as a human being. Awakening, strengthening your consciousness and moving toward your desired dream life.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 55 2014

Welcome to Day 55 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

Today is the last day of our Miraculous Relationship journey. It has been an amazing journey. It has taken me a total of 41 days to complete a 21 day adventure. This made me realize how much I need to work on my relationship skills with others. When it came to the relationship with myself, I was able to breeze through those days as if they were like going through kindergarten again. But when it came to relationships with my family, this took time to allow me to heal and remain positive.

I realized that I needed this time to arrive at my destination of pure love and acceptance of my family. Most of my life I have escaped the negativity and train wrecks of the family by running from family affairs. This allowed me to develop a mature relationship with myself. One of positivity, deep love and admiration. Even among my friends, I was able to mature to a place of deep love and acceptance. Mind you, I am a person who chooses very carefully whom I spend quality time with and whom I choose to pass by.

I find more comfort in strangers that I won’t be close to, because developing a temporary relationship is easier then a long term relationship. Wow. I think I just had a breakthrough. That is why I love being alone. That is why it has taken me 20 years to learn how to develop true friendships. Due to my family experience, I taught myself to run from long term relationships afraid of the hurt and pain they would cause me. It was only recently, when I left Michigan to move to California and began working on myself that I finally was able to arrive at a level of comfort for developing long term friends.

My last frontier is forgiving my family and the hurt that I perceived they caused me. It was never their intention to do such things. They are human as I am and they are trying as hard as I am. As I judge them, I am judging myself. By judging myself, I am holding me back from powerful and miraculous relationships that I could be having.

All in all, this 21 day series has brought me to my block of forgiveness. Forgiveness is my key to moving past the hurt or anger of the past.

You may take this journey and learn something completely different then I did. That is the best part of meditation and open ended questions. It brings you to your breakthrough, your personal journey and your karmic lessons in your life. As you have read my journey, I hope you are inspired to learn what you need to let go and move forward to a powerful life.

I know that I stand before you better today then I was 41 days ago. And isn’t that the ultimate goal; to keep learning and growing until the day you cross over to the other side? I believe this journey was highly successful for me.

PERSONAL AFFIRMATION: I am a forgiving and loving person.

May you all find your relationship lessons that you need. Peace, love, light and blessings.

Day22-Miraculous-World


Day 22 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Today as you enter the stillness and silence of meditation, hold the intention that everyone in the world is experiencing love, wholeness, and peace in their heart. Visualize each person on our planet receiving your loving intention. Connect with and trust your inner knowing that as you send healing thoughts to yourself and others, that vibration travels out into the world and makes a difference. Know today that you have a vital role in the collective experience of our people, that you can change the world one meditation, one loving moment at a time.”

My Journal Entries for Day 22

Reflect on the Miraculous Relationships experience; what do you want to share from your journey with others?

I think I can sum my experience up in one sentence:

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. — Peter Ustinov

To be love is to always forgive, either myself, friends, family or strangers. To forgive is to have a loving relationship with yourself, your family and friends and with the world.

Relationships should be born from love and always return to love. No relationship that is empty of love is a relationship worth experiencing. Yet, I personally know of no relationship that doesn’t have love infused in the experience itself.

What intention or blessing would you like to activate and send out as a ripple of love and light to your family, friends, community, and ultimately the world?

I wish for all people to follow their hearts desire, find their peace and embody their love and light while breath is flowing through them. If we act in this way, we will begin to see a world awaken in true connection to the one soul, the one creator that has blessed us with this experience.

What intention would you like to set as you continue on your personal path of love?

My intention is to forgive. It is the biggest lesson I learned from this experience. My one block is forgiving others of what I deem is unforgivable. If I can learn to forgive them, I can awaken more deeply into a love that I can share with all that cross my path. This is my deepest wish for myself.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 54 2014

Welcome to Day 54 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

As we begin to wind down our Miraculous Relationship Meditation Journey, I reflect on the words of Deepak. He mentions that we journeyed to the love in the center of our being. This journey led us to many stops along the way. Each spot was a step to creating a deeper relationship with ourselves which then shined out into the world of our immediate relationships. That connection then spread to touch the connection of others creating a long reaching dynamic of love.

We realize that to start a domino effect we must be the first to fall. That is exactly how I viewed this series. I wished to improve my relationship with others and especially my mother and through descending into the practice every night, and giving myself fully to the learning experience, I have slowly  become the love I was searching for. Now I am honored to spread what I have learned to the world.

If you want to live a miraculous life, then you will want to realize that “Love Begins with You!”

Day21-Miraculous-Living


Day 21 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Continue to focus your attention on the presence of miracles in your life, sustaining the practice of writing in your journal about the grace, gratitude, and love that is ever flowing in abundance when we see with the eyes of spirit. Dedicate today to being in the spirit of miraculous relationships. Let your true self ripple out and bless the world with your unique and special signature vibration of love and light. Choose love. Be love. Give love – now and always.”

My Journal Entries for Day 21

What have you found most valuable in the 21-day experience of Miraculous Relationships?

The highlight of the program for me was the journey within to discover the relationship with myself. This journey allowed me to recognize the relationship that others had with themselves. This recognition allowed me to be more open, honest and non-judgmental toward others.

The second most valuable experience was to see where my weaknesses are in relationships. I may not have looked at these weaknesses before or even admitted they were there. Yet, as I am blogging about all this work I am doing, I was very honest as to where my feelings were at and it held me accountable to the truth and beliefs I held inside. I learned that I needed to let go of somethings, adopt certain practices, such as the letter to my feelings, thoughts and beliefs, and that it takes time and education to move past some beliefs.

My perspective shifted away from ego tendencies and moved toward universal understandings.

In what ways have you become more loving to yourself?

This is an area that I believe I am quite skilled at. I tell the person in the mirror that she is awesome daily. This isn’t an egoist trait. This is truly believing in the choice I made before becoming a human. I chose this body, this life and this experience. When I tell the person in the mirror, she is awesome, I am trusting that choice I made before memory. I am believing in my spirit, my soul that I am exactly where I am supposed to be. This allows self love to be deep, honorable and connected.

My disconnect is not loving myself but loving others for who they are. What happened for me was more along the lines of understanding other people. It was recognizing that they made this choice as much as I did. I now honor and respect their choice as much as I honor and respect the choice I made. I ask the quesion, “why” less and instead trust their reasons are their own for why they are as they chose to be. If they decide to share, I am here to listen. If they don’t, the universe has other plans for me.

How is your meditation practice deepening your relationships?

Being still and silent gives me more time to calm my nervous system and my energy. This practice clears my thoughts to create more clarity around my choices and reactions to the relationships I have.

I listen more instead of assume. I ask people what they most need in the moment instead of preach what I think is right. We are all on a different path leading to our very personal destination. Embracing this idea opens up the communication of understanding and compassion. I become more curious instead of closed off by the actions of others. I seek to learn and be of service. It is these two traits, that deepen each of my relationships further.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 53 2014

Welcome to Day 53 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

Forgiveness is a big word. There are people who you forgive daily for small things that really don’t need forgiveness but more understanding. I cannot recall in this moment a time when someone has hurt me beyond measure and yet I still forgave them. I have been blessed in this life. My ego has protected me well. If I feel hurt, I usually just walk away. I do not get even. I simply leave the situation I deem no longer important or serving in my life.

When I started this relationship series, I started it because of a situation with my mother. That situation is still going on. In the midst of writing today, my mind is going back and forth on forgiveness and non-forgiveness.

Deepak said something very important in today’s meditation.

“The ego moves us to seek justice or revenge, to right a perceived wrong. The higher self, however, knows that the universe will rebalance all actions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way in accord with the whole cosmos, not just the view of one person’s hurt feelings. When you forgive, you are allowing that process to unfold instead of holding on to your ego’s point of view.”

I think embracing these words are so important. Instead of trying to punish someone for something you perceive is wrong, embrace the idea that your higher self knows to let go the wrongs to the universe and trust the universe will send you greater gifts. It is a practice. It may come very easy to some and to others more difficult. I am of the latter group. I hold high the value of respect and when someone disrespects me, I simply cut them out of my life. However, this has rarely happened in my life. I can count on one hand the people I have decided didn’t resonate with who I am as a human being in this life.

There is a part of me who believes that all experiences are as they are supposed to be. That nothing needs forgiveness but instead acceptance. I believe that within acceptance there is an unspoken forgiveness. I wonder if this is my mechanism to bypass something that seems so difficult for me to understand. It is a conundrum that I am sure I will revisit many times over my lifetime.

Ask yourself today, What is the difference between acceptance and forgiveness? I would love to read people’s comments so that I may learn and grow in this concept. Thank you.

Day20-Miraculous-Forgiveness


Day 20 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Is there someone in your life you that you have not forgiven? In many cases, the person we most need to forgive is ourselves.  Today have the intention to practice forgiveness. Encourage even the slightest hints of forgiveness, release, and compassion.  If feelings of hurt and anger arise, tell yourself, I am willing to see this situation with love. I am willing to let go. Be gentle and patient with yourself as you hold the intention to heal and forgive.”

My Journal Entries for Day 20

Can you recall an experience in which you were able to forgive someone? What gifts did you receive in forgiving?

At this moment I am learning to forgive my mother for lying and disrespecting me. I am giving my hurt up to the universe and letting go. The gift I am receiving is freedom from worry, freedom from the stress in not understanding why a mother would do this to her daughter and freedom to move towards a more trusting and faithful life that all is well and perfectly balanced just as it is.

Simply writing this makes me smile.

Is there someone you need to forgive in your life? If you are resisting forgiving that person, write about how it will feel to gently release the burden of judgment. What will it feel like to have this open space in your body, mind and spirit? Take your time with this exploration.

I used to resist forgiving my ex for not loving me. But all that did was stop me from loving myself. When I gave it up, when I realized that if it was truly meant to be, it would have been, then I was able to truly let go and develop a self love that went beyond what anyone could give me. I recently read a quote from Byron Katie. She said, “If you want to see the love of your life, look in the mirror.”

Now I look in the mirror everyday and cannot help to smile. I love who I am, what I am, where I came from and where I am going. I love everything about me,the good, the bad, the ugly. Everything you search for in someone else, you can find within you.

This is the purpose of forgiveness.

My mother couldn’t have disrespected me, if I didn’t disrespect myself first. My mother couldn’t lie to me, if I had not lied to myself first. I blindly trusted when I knew in my heart of hearts that what I was about to do wasn’t a good idea. I trusted because I wanted to trust. The lesson didn’t teach me not to trust, it taught me to listen to my instincts, my intuition before making a decision against it, even if it was for a loved one.

I am letting go of all hurt today. I desire to fill this spot with true love so that I may experience life opening to the flow of qi.

If the person you need to forgive is yourself, consider writing yourself a letter from the perspective of your true Self, offering compassion and forgiveness.

Good Exercise. Do I need to forgive myself? Maybe for holding on to something that was unserving. Yet does this need forgiveness or simply understanding and acceptance? If I feel that I don’t need to forgive myself, am I lying to myself? Am I hiding something that I cannot see or blocking a thought because it is too painful to see?

I think I will work on this with my life coach. At this time, I don’t feel I need to forgive myself for anything. Since I am firm on my belief that experience is for a reason, I feel very comfortable in saying that I accept who I am. Acceptance doesn’t need forgiveness because in acceptance is a natural and unspoken forgiveness.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 52 2014

Welcome to Day 52 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

Today’s meditation deals with connection at the highest level. As we deepen our relationships, connection is key to sustaining everything we have been practicing over the last few weeks. When our relationship with ourself is strong and loving, then we can see our gifts. These gifts were created to share with others. They were created to bring the inner world aligned with the outer result. As your inner world becomes whole, it is then time to share who you are with others.

Sharing yourself, your energy in it’s natural, organic and loving way is what creates these strong bonds of union. Unions that come from this inner strength build the best communities.  Encouraging each of us to grow and expand into the highest form of ourselves. I believe all the work we do to develop ourselves is for the result of a union so blessed by love that nothing can break the bond we feel for one another.

Does that mean each day will be perfect? No. Does that mean we will never fight with one another? No. But what it does mean is in times when we are not aligned, we call upon the work we have done to better ourselves to allow for clarity to enter into our minds, hearts and guts and find a suitable solution so that at the end of the day, we may lay our heads down and rest in peace.

Today, I want you to use your inner guide to allow each conversation with fellow human beings to be powerful, loving, kind and considerate of who they are as well as who you are. Show up for them with love in your heart, light in your mind and strength in your gut. Walk away knowing that you have raised the energy of the world’s consciousness just by sharing a strong union with another human being. 🙂

“As you become more open to seeing yourself as an expression of the sacred, you begin to see others in the same light.” — Deepak Chopra

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Day 19 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“You are more powerful and influential than you think! Today use this influence to change the world. Take a few moments to visualize an energy pulse that is filled with love and peace for all. One way to cultivate energy is to clap your hands once and when they touch with impact begin to rub them together, back and forth. Feel and visualize the heat growing and expanding between your hands. Hold this energy ball as if it is the most precious gift you have to offer to the world in this moment. Allow your hands to separate and feel the energy grow within the space between your hands. Open your hands, sending this tangible loving intention to someone you know or to everyone in the world. Once you have offered your gift, let go, knowing that your love has already been received. “

My Journal Entries for Day 19

How connected do you feel to your friends, family, and the other people in your life? Identify three ways that you can cultivate an expanded sense of connection, love and peace with these and all people.

I feel connected with many of my friends, family and co-creators. The people I draw into my circle are ones that inspire me, motivate me, encourage me, make me laugh, love me for who I am and share experiences with me. They are patient and kind. They are thoughtful and full of love. I am blessed by knowing them, being near them and sharing energy with them.

Steps to Cultivate Connection

  1. Listening. Many people just want to be heard. They want people to know their story and know they are here for a reason. Sitting down and really listening to someone connects your energy to theirs.
  2. Service. How can you lift them up? How can they do the same for you? Together, how can we make sure the world is a better place because we are here? Being of service to one another is a great way to create a bond of love and trust.
  3. Fun. There is nothing like a good dance party that can bring everyone together. You walk into a concert with 18,000 people all screaming, dancing and smiling; you cannot help in that moment to feel connected to the audience. You can feel the love exuding from the audience to the music and vise versa. Never underestimate the value of fun. For it is an important value that actually allows you to let go and release anything unserving.

Reflect on and write down the ways in which you are contributing to the peace and well-being of those in your family, your circle of friends, colleagues, strangers and your community.

With my friends and family, I always respect and show kindness and understanding to them. I honor them for who they are. I support them in their endeavors. I also demonstrate that true love comes from inside. Therefore, I display my best and authentic self to my friends. As I work on me and eternally grow towards my own spiritual loving self, I reflect to them that which is inside of them as well.

With my colleagues, acquaintances or strangers, I similarly always respect and honor them by displaying the best side of me. I always look at their experience as personal and needed for growth or whatever reason. I do not judge. Instead I listen and acknowledge the person / soul in front of me.

With my community, I support the charities that are near and dear to my heart. I volunteer and do what I can to be there for those in need. I obey traffic laws, do not litter, respect others while walking, take care of national parks, pick up after my dog, recycle and many, many other things to live harmoniously with neighbors and the overall community at large. Even if a person didn’t volunteer or give to charity, the fact that someone simply obey’s common sense respect to people near them is a huge step towards building a successful community. If we all had this sense of obligation or duty, our world would be a much happier place. Creating a union in community means respecting one another. Sometimes, we need to give and take in situations. Forgive and act with love and kindness. If each community held these actions as high priority, I believe the courts would be filled less with trivial cases.

What does “miraculous union” mean to you? Write your thoughts out in detail; as you increase your awareness and expand your clarity, the universe is better able to deliver that which you seek.

To me “miraculous union” means that as you both grow deeper and more connected to your individual souls, the combined efforts allow you to come together in the commonality of the experience. You understand that you are not alone in your endeavors as a human but instead are together in your path. You go from an ‘I’ to a ‘we’. I don’t think it is asking you to give your personality up. I believe instead a miraculous union is combing the best of your world with the best of someone else’s world. Together, you become stronger, more connected and more at peace.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 51 2014

Welcome to Day 51 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

When you realize that everything you seek from finding love to earning more money comes from within, a sense of relief will flow over you. Many people seek change outside of themselves. They seek love away from the person in the mirror. They depend on companies to earn money instead of learning who they really are and what they really want and aligning themselves to their true mission which many times either will bring in more money OR will give them a different satisfaction that they forget all about more money because what they are doing is more important then the dollar.

You see, it takes some independence from the mainstream thinking to really listen to and define your thoughts. Once you can quiet the mind and seek what you desire inside, the outside world will reflect this.

 Letting go of barriers is so much easier than chasing perfection. Chasing something requires effort.
Letting go takes none.  In fact, release is energizing. — Deepak Chopra 

The above quote is very powerful to me. I must admit, I am slightly a perfectionist. I try so hard not to be but something within me is drawn to the perfect life, the perfect car, the perfect house, the perfect career, etc… It has taken me years of practicing releasing and letting go to remove all the barriers inside myself to find true happiness and love from within. For me, this is a daily practice and reminder. I use affirmations as a key tool to release thoughts that don’t serve me.

As you begin to develop true self love and acceptance, take each step with ease and grace. Release and let go instead of fighting into the resistance of change. Take the path of least resistance and one day you will wake up and realize that you no longer seek happiness outside of you. It is that day that you truly gain freedom and independence.

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Day 18 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Begin to write your own love story today by treating yourself as the most precious being in the universe. Throughout the day, ask yourself, What is the most loving thing I could do for myself right now? What is the most loving way I could treat myself? Listen to the response of your heart and follow its guidance.”

My Journal Entries for Day 18

When you hear the words, “You are completely loved and completely lovable,” how easily can you embrace the truth of this statement? Describe the thoughts and feelings you have in response to this statement. As you observe your current state with frequency, you gift yourself with the opportunity to open just a little more each time, expanding to receive the love you seek.

Due to my few years of practicing self love, I embody this statement with ease and comfort. I know that the only way for people to love and adore me, is for me to love and adore myself. The path of true love comes from within and then shines out into the world.

The love that has been returned to me is more then I could have ever expected. I am blessed with such love that surrounds me.

What negative self-belief would you like to release? Write a good-bye letter to this belief thanking it for the lessons that you received. Visualize the belief leaving your body and your mind. When you are done, write one positive affirmation to fill that newly open space in your being with love and light.

Today I would like to release the belief that I must have a perfect body before I can meet a soulmate. I keep telling myself I am waiting for him because I have not taken good enough care of me. As soon as I take better care of me, I will meet him. This false belief does not serve me.

Dear Body Perfection,

I am acknowledging to the world that you have been a belief in my mind for some time. You have held me back from finding true love. I have allowed you to stop me from making an effort to really get myself out there.

I thank you for this challenge you have presented me. It is another lesson of letting go, trying to control who I am or what I look like. Instead, acceptance is on the other side of you. Without you, I may have never truly recognized and embraced the other spectrum that now satisfies me to my core.

I send you off in peace and love. May you go freely into the energies and dissolve in the lands of forgetfulness.

Sincerely,
Me

Positive Affirmation: I am perfect, whole and complete the way I am today.

What are three things you can do today to treat yourself as the most precious being on the planet?

  1. Take time to stretch and massage my muscles. My body needs as much love as my spiritual and emotional side. Being balanced is key to true independence.
  2. Sleep. Take time to sleep.
  3. Practice my MEDS (meditation, exercise, diet and sleep)

If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 50 2014

Understanding the Communication Chakra & How to Cleanse it

Day 17. My lucky number. Today held a beautiful message of authentic communication. Being able to communicate fearlessly comes from your truth. When you are frightened to speak, you may be speaking from protection, fear and ego. As you let go of those elements, your throat chakra opens and communication becomes clear, compassionate and loving. Using this voice, we have the ability to inspire and promote the inner beauty of all.

In today’s meditation, Deepak said something that I never really thought of. He mentioned that the throat chakra is the communication center between the lower half and upper half of the chakra system. It is therefore our balancer chakra. It balances the emotional with the logical. I have realized that our intuition falls in both realms of the lower chakras and the upper chakras.

In the lower chakras, you have the emotions and emotional intuition of gut. In the higher chakras, you have logic and the third eye which is the sixth sense and a very intellectual intuitive chakra.  The throat chakra balances the emotional, logical and both intuitions. For it is the expression for all your chakras at once. That is a lot of responsibility.

I suppose that is probably why in the Mindful Moments section below, Deepak has us look into four questions before we speak.

  1. Is what I’m about to say kind?
  2. It is true?
  3. Is it necessary?
  4. Does it improve upon the silence?

Protecting what is being expressed seems almost sacred as you realize the importance of it’s responsibility. I think we should follow this in all communication channels being speech or written.

My mind wondered to how to cleanse this chakra of the abuse I am sure we have all put it under. Here is what I found out:

  1. Drink LOTS of Water — Drinking water is a natural and organic cleansing mechanism.  As we drink, visualize washing away and releasing any negative holds in that area. See the throat open up and welcome in authentic balance between the emotional and logic aspects of yourself. Feel how expressing yourself authentically and with love can naturally create an ease to communication.
  2. Speak only the truth — Try for just 1 week or a few days to limit any energy that is not fulfilling to your deepest soul. Ask the four questions above. And remember, don’t be too serious with this one. Laughter is necessary. So get silly.
  3. Laughter — YES YES! Laughter is such a positive vibration through your vocal chords. Rent a comedy, see a comedian or just spend time playing with your kids or furchildren and simply laugh at the joy that is unlimited all around you.
  4. Blue Stones/Crystals — If you are drawn to crystals or stones, some believe that wearing blue stones or crystals in necklaces draw out negative expressions. Remember to cleanse the stones before wearing. I usually cleanse my stones either in a new moon or full moon depending on my intentions. Probably for this I would do a new moon cleanse to release the energy of the stone, essentially emptying it to receive the expressions.

There is so much one can do for opening up the channels of communication. The only important step is the step you actively take and resonate with.

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Day 17 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Today we invite you to try a conscious communication practice rooted in the Buddhist tradition. Before you speak, ask yourself these four questions:  Is what I’m about to say kind? It is true? Is it necessary? Does it improve upon the silence? If you can answer yes to all four questions, then your words will resonate with authenticity and love. Consider posting these four questions somewhere you will see them each day, maybe adding them to the wallpaper on your phone. Each carefully delivered communication will provide you with abundant blessings.”

My Journal Entries for Day 17

What truth does your soul long to express? Try not to overthink this question; write freely just letting it flow.

My soul wants to speak the truth of waking up. Remove the curtains that are separating us from the truth of who we are and what we are. So many see this illusionary world as real. There is a sense of reality but the truth is underneath the skin, muscles and bones. My soul has this desire to let the truth out. To help in the raising of the consciousness on earth. To educate humans on how to be better humans so we don’t have the desire for war, destruction and unnecessary material objects. But instead remember the simple days of life when community and socialism among friends were priority instead of money and greed.

To rid the world of such things is an utopia we young souls strive for. Yet real sages see the world as one big experience, perfect as it is, without the need to save. They see each experience important to all beings. They know that the world will survive without us humans and that the earth being an awakened soul in and of itself will replenish all it’s needed resources once we humans vanish from its lands.

Yes, humans could not live without earth but earth can live without humans. An interesting insight that I just thought of but always intuitively known. How strange that my soul seeks to tell me this. Relate this to me. As if to give me a peace of mind, a calmness over what I read and see in the news. My soul assures me that the earth will be fine. That doesn’t mean not to fight for it.

My soul development is important and fighting for what I believe is right is a birth right unto me. It is for my karma to correct wrongs I have done in the past or previous life. It is to right my wrongs to fight for justice. But in the end, I do not worry. For I know, earth and the animals will survive.

Am I being groomed to be a sage? Am I moving in the right direction? Well, is there a wrong direction? I don’t think so as all directions are meant to teach and grow us both spiritually and soulfully.

My soul longs to express peace to me. To all those around me and to all I meet. My purpose is to bring this peace and love while maintaining my morals and values.

Ah, now this is communication of its highest quality. 🙂

How comfortable are you at expressing your needs? If this is difficult for you, remember that communication is a skill set that you can develop with practice. It begins with identifying your needs. What do you need right now?

I am very open and have no issues expressing my needs. What I need right now is some sleep. May I be inspired to write with flowing words so that bedtime is not far behind.

What action steps might help you expand your ability to communicate with clarity, love, and conscious intention? Some ideas: identify a support person and schedule a regular check-in time for mutual support in communication development, write in a daily journal, take a class or read an article on conscious communication.

I currently have my bestie and my sister to regularly communicate with. Between the two of them, my talk therapy is satisfied. My dad is another great resource to bounce ideas of off. I am very authentic with all three of these beautiful souls in my life.

In addition, I write in a journal daily and express my thoughts through blogging. I think communication is one of my strengths that I am blessed with.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.

365 Moments of Clarity – Day 49 2014

Welcome to Day 49 of 365 Moments of Clarity Project

Today’s meditation is all about releasing and letting go of emotions to love. It speaks to us about how challenging situations and reacting out of blame, hurt or trauma can cause a ripple effect of more pain, more hurt and more trauma. I believe my post on “How a minor car accident can awaken you” embodies this very message.

My first reaction was to blame. Then after careful thinking and deliberation in meditation, I was able to let go of that feeling so I could welcome in the learning experience. It was a huge learning experience of habitual patterns and how we can walk blindly in life without seeing the many blessings the universe sends us. Very powerful.

As I begin to see the world through the blessings the universe sends us in each moment, the world changes. What I once thought was a harsh world, is no longer harsh but forgiving. When coming from a place of love, my reactions to challenging days become calm, more in control and less stress.

Today I challenge you to remove all blame or negative feelings you may have about a current situation or past event. Accept, let go and forgive by honoring the feeling and releasing it to the universe. The universe can be a very powerful ally. The universe will gladly remove the negative feelings you harbor if you just give it a chance  and let go.

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Day 16 of Miraculous Relationships

Mindful Moment:

“Today set the intention to consult your heart before you act on any emotion. Your heart is a reliable guide that helps you experience empathy, compassion, and love. The heart is the seat of emotional intelligence, and it allows you to get in touch with your true self. It nurtures all of your relationships by reminding you to see yourself in the other. See through the eye of your heart and you open the doorway to manifesting the life and relationships you most desire.”

My Journal Entries for Day 16

Think about what your body feels like at the end of a challenging day. How does accumulated stress manifest in your body, mind and spirit? Do you acknowledge the feelings you have had during the day or do you push them aside or cover them up in the name of moving forward? Take a few minutes to write in detail about the patterns or coping responses you have when dealing with difficult experiences and emotions. Identify and write down three positive response strategies that you can practice to support your sense of peace and well-being. These can be as simple as going for a walk, stretching, or taking a deep breath when feeling anything other than peace.

If I have a day that I perceive is challenging, my body feels stress mostly in tightened muscles around my shoulders, back and arms. My mind is tired, overwhelmed with details and looses the ability to produce clear thoughts. My spirit is broken; wishing for something different, something not so hard.

I acknowledge these feelings for sure but I usually push through meaning just because I acknowledge them doesn’t mean I allow them to surface or inhibit what needs to get done. However, this practice leaves me overwhelmed most days and pretending I am superwoman.

Today speaking with my personal coach, I realized that instead of pushing through the best way would be to listen to what the body needs in the moment and allow that to happen. When I allow the feelings to pass through, I can then continue on with my tasks in flow instead of resistance.

If I consider the day very difficult, my coping mechanism would be to shut down. This would manifest by watching TV or simply going to bed. I am also completely ignoring the situation. Not the healthiest way to deal with stress. I am blessed to have little of these days.

Positive Response Strategies

1. I believe my first strategy would be to meditate and allow my body’s stress responders to level out.
2. Stretching has been on my mind lately. I believe stretching is a great way to remove stress from your muscles and take time to let go.
3. Listen to music that makes me smile or feel good. Gives me a sense of hope and gently reminds me that all is as it should be. Music can wake me up from unserving thoughts and promote peace and happiness.

Are there any particular emotions that you resist or avoid feeling? Choose one emotion you find difficult and write a letter to that feeling expressing why you have struggled to accept it.

The one emotion or feeling that I avoid is the feeling of being uncomfortable. I often put myself in guaranteed situations where I will not feel this feeling.

Dear Uncomfortable,

First I want to apologize for pushing you out of my life. I believe I struggle with you because you make me unsafe. I feel as if I am stuck in the current situation without a choice when you are present.

However, I can see that you are a gift to push myself to experience something new, to define myself, who I am, why I am here and what my next steps may be. You jolt me; make me think. Cause a reaction that could be a catalyst to my next big growth movement.

Thank you for showing up in my life and for being exactly where you need to be for me.

Sincerely,
Me

What would you like to release today? Write freely.

I would like to release the feeling of needing a perfect life. I sometimes daydream of something better then what I have. Yet, what I have is amazing. It is during difficult times that I dream of times without challenges, which as we all know is not completely possible. Reframing those challenges to learning experiences is what actually happens when you modify your mindset to be different. My perfect life is exactly what it is supposed to be. Therefore, I release into the energies the feeling that the grass is greener on the other side. My side is very green, beautiful and fertile to all possibilities.


If you feel drawn to share your story, I am always blessed to receive it. Namaste.