unconditional love

love without any conditions; complete acceptance

Permission to Love

'Touch with your heart more than with+your+hands.'
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There are two things we need to know now and really only two:  love of self and love of others. Love is the foundation for everything else in our experience. We cannot live with integrity if we do not love ourselves. And that is key if we are to contribute as cosmic citizens in this year of 2017. It is not up to each of us to carry the world […] Read more »

Peace Begins With Me

'Om mani padme hum'

* I breathe deeply and softly * I think gentle thoughts * I walk slowly * I give gratitude to all my experiences today, even the difficult ones * if I experience any challenge with another person today, I view life from their perspective and find my connectedness * I make an effort to extend simple courtesies * I do something kind and unexpected for a stranger today * if I find yourself in conflict I ask myself, […] Read more »

How to Transcend the Search for Acceptance

waiting

– accepting the difference between ‘should’ve’, ‘could’ve’ and ‘can’t’ As a psychotherapist, I hear it again and again – the cry of the wounded, inner child: “if only…”, “I wish they had…”, “they should have…”, and “one day they will…” This wishful thinking about Mom and Dad is often at the root of much of life’s dissatisfactions – wishing things to be different than they are. Even if you have […] Read more »

Proof of Heaven

Andromeda Galaxy

A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. (recommended book) “….many in the scientific community have argued that [Near Death Experiences] are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those people…Then came the day when Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness…..For seven days he lay in a hospital in a deep coma. Then…Alexander’s eyes popped open.” “…while his body lay in a coma, […] Read more »

Dying to Be Me

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My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing by Anita Moorjani (recommended book and video links below) “In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual […] Read more »

Equation of Acceptance

you are enough

 In meditation, I saw this clarity about ‘acceptance’:   acceptance = acceptance of being here on Earth + acceptance of purpose + (accepting all others + being accepted)   I asked “how?” for each part of the equation:   acceptance = being here in the ‘now’ moment + being Light + accepting myself   acceptance = being here in the ‘now’ moment + being Light + loving myself   acceptance = being here in […] Read more »

Key Principles for Living a Spirit-Directed Life

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Volumes can be and have been written about the following teachings, yet they are always timeless and relevant. I share them here with my own perspective, through my direct knowing, and my experience in serving a spiritual counselor for many years. May they serve as gentle reminders to those on a conscious path.    Live in the Moment – You can only be here now. The past can be a […] Read more »

Self-compassion

woman hugging herself

(definition) Self-compassion: you in your fullest potential – right now! When we feel compassion for others, we open our hearts to bring love to suffering in the desire to alleviate it for them. Compassion for others is:* noticing their suffering* feeling with them in their pain* responding with kindness no matter what the circumstances* acknowledging the imperfection of the human condition, and loving anyway  We are a compassionate species. Social neuroscience is confirming that […] Read more »

Crisis to Christed – a love story

devastation in Japan

This article was written in March of 2011. Japan still needs our love and awareness of the truth of the situation. Like many people in the global community, I have been keeping myself informed of the multiple difficulties facing the people of Japan following the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear crisis. In this dismantling and clearing of old energies they are surely bearing tremendous loss. Yet, in the face of […] Read more »

Earth Speaks Her Peace

walking by a stream

We celebrate Earth Day in April of each year. It’s a time to raise our consciousness to hers and be mindful of our relationship. Hopefully, for even five minutes, we pause to personally thank her and perhaps reflect on whether we have been friends or foes. Do we treat her kindly or disregard her needs as she meets ours?  So it felt right to let Earth speak. She reminds us that we are, without a doubt, more […] Read more »