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?...
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...
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 –...
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...