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When you aren’t where you thought you’d be

When you aren’t where you thought you’d be

I'm not where I thought I’d be right now in an area of my life. I won't lie: sometimes that gets me down.   That is, it gets me down when I focus on the discrepancy between where I thought I’d be and where I am.   [This isn't just another 'be grateful for what you...

You can adjust your course

You can adjust your course

Thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, approaches, even personality - these things aren’t you. They are layers that have accumulated around you. ~ Thoughts and beliefs might benefit you if you changed them or cleared them away altogether. ~ Practices or habits could be...

Imperfection is far more interesting than perfection

Imperfection is far more interesting than perfection

Let’s stop trying to be perfect. Our imperfection is far more interesting. Isn’t that why we love comedians? They point out inconsistencies? Share huge blunders? Isn’t that a big part of how we identify with other people – in general? Making friends? Sure, it’s partly...

When people ask something of us

When people ask something of us

WHEN PEOPLE ASK SOMETHING OF US – to change a plan, to help them, to do something a certain way, even to share information – that seems beyond our capabilities… … we might get upset and think: '@#$%! How can they ask me to do something so unreasonable!??!!' It's...

A funny story about my spirit animal

A funny story about my spirit animal

In one of the first reiki courses I took, many years ago, in a class of about six of us, we were asked if we knew our spirit animal. Several of my fellow students said ‘yes' without missing a beat. None of those voices were mine, I assure you. How do they know? I...

Take others’ input with a grain of salt

Take others’ input with a grain of salt

WHEN IT COMES TO THINGS OF A SPIRITUAL NATURE, say, an experience, a message we may have received, a concept, etc., we all look outside ourselves - to others - for validation or confirmation from time to time. It’s human nature to seek connection and find commonality...

What seems perfect to one is imperfect to another

What seems perfect to one is imperfect to another

AS YOU RUMINATE, ANXIOUSLY, on how you're certain that you came across like a [insert preferred self-critical term here] in an interaction because of what you said or did: no one is giving it a second thought right now.**   In fact, they most likely don’t even...

Making a Change Starts with Self-Acceptance

Making a Change Starts with Self-Acceptance

Making a successful change often starts with accepting all that you are and do - just as you are and just as it is - right now. Thinking things like: I'll feel better, or everything in my world would just be so much better, if I could just - get up earlier, go to bed...

Take Your Own Advice

Take Your Own Advice

How many times have you been asked for advice or guidance – and you’re able to come up with suggestions for the other person, only afterward realizing it’s advice you could benefit from, as well? You have a moment of puzzlement, wondering: 'hmm… why am I not taking my...

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

I have great memories of my dad describing - with great enthusiasm and in a very animated way - things he was interested in, excited about, had just discovered, or just found really amazing. Often he described food this way: perhaps part of a meal or dessert he had...

Getting Carried Away With Thoughts

Getting Carried Away With Thoughts

When I get too busy in my thinking mind, carried away, trying to figure out what’s next, or go through various possible outcomes - it can seem a bit like my thoughts are a bunch of balloons which I’m trying to grasp at - as they float higher and higher. As I struggle...

Figuring Things Out

Figuring Things Out

‘Figuring out.’ Particularly in spirituality and energy work, it’s often suggested that we avoid trying to ‘figure things out’ and instead - follow our inner guidance. A valuable message, and one I‘ve shared myself. But sometimes we paint words and phrases with such...

On Discouragement

On Discouragement

Discouragement:  it’s the icing on the cake of disappointment, isn't it? Like disappointment, discouragement can also be found when something hasn’t worked out (or doesn’t seem to be working out) the way we had hoped or expected, and yet it has that extra layer of a...

But Spirituality Is Confusing…

But Spirituality Is Confusing…

There is so much information out there about the spirit world that it can be overwhelming. To complicate matters, much of the messaging seems to vary, and some of it is even conflicting. Each day I see someone telling me 'how it is' on some platform or another: what’s...

Additional comments on posts (carried over from previous site)

On ‘To Each Their Own… Reservoir of Knowledge,’ commented by Kelly Vass, May 13, 2019:  Thank you Carla. I find your writing brings me back to the now. Always helpful and inspiring. I find you have a way of allowing grace in. 

On ‘Hidden Gems,’ commented by Helen, Oct 7, 2018:   Carla, I love this post.  It’s a beautiful reminder of how full and “enough” this present moment is. I find I’m totally lost (grasping) when focused on the past. I’m most often caught in panic & fear in anticipation of the future. This moment is where beauty and appreciation lives! It’s where I’m most happy! 

On ‘Joy or Disappointment: You Choose,’ commented by KGC, Aug 8, 2018:   Thank you — just the tonic I needed this evening, as I’m facing disappointment at things I’ve uncovered at work. They certainly aren’t going as expected, but it is an opportunity to make changes and improvements — and that feels so much better to focus on. You da’ best!!!

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