Cleaning house

Every once in a while it’s good to clean your house!!

I would like to suggest that we all are assets. You, me, the guy down the street, the gal at the check out counter and the struggling soul wandering aimlessly in the night.  While it may be hard at times to “see” everyone as an asset because they “look” like liabilities, I believe we were all born as assets. If you can follow me in this thinking, I’d like to suggest an asset is love. Have you ever met a new born baby that wasn’t love? We were created in love, the product of love and therefore we are love. When we sit in our deepest place, the place where breath is created, we meet it. It can be as near or far as we allow, choose or are programmed to believe, but, there is only one truth.

We need to hear the truth about ourself as frequently as possible, because our mind is so preoccupied with false images. We have been operating under the ego’s thought system for a very long time, and we’ve built up quite a backlog of false ideas and images. Time now to clean house!

“Blessings on your journey”

Good thing you rock

If you change the way you look at the world, the world you look at changes.

Change your thinking to knowing that your life matters, and that you are important. It can be easy sometimes to buy into the illusion of our own insignificance. But nothing could be further from the truth. Every single one of us matters tremendously. Our very existence affects countless people in countless ways. And because we are each essentially a microcosm of the larger universe, our internal experiences affect the whole of life more than we could ever imagine. The world simply could not exist as it does now if you, or any one of us, were not in it.

Perhaps on some level you believe your life does not matter. If this thought resonates with you, join the club and the journey, it happens to the best of us. This one belief in your own unimportance could be limiting you and impacting your life in enormous ways. When you shift your perceptions around your own ability to affect your life and impact the world, you may discover wonderful parts of yourself that you had long ago forgotten. There may even be exciting new parts that you never even knew existed.

I know what it’s like. I’ve seen it played out a few zillion times: You’re waiting for that magical day when someone makes the connection and recognizes who you really are. Maybe they’ll first catch the sparkle in your eye. Or perhaps they’ll marvel at your insights and the depth of your spirit. Someone who will help you connect the dots, believe in yourself, and make sense of it all. Someone who will understand you, approve of you, and unhesitatingly give you a leg up so that life can pluck your ready, ripened self from the branch of magnificence.


Well, I’m here to tell you, your wait is over. That someone is you.

Good thing you rock.

”Blessings on your journey”

Beguiling romance

The main thing those who’ve “passed” would like to tell those who’ve not “passed,” is that once you get over the shock of having safely arrived—completely intact, cool as ever, and bathed in love—what you’ll miss most about Earth, after ice cream, is the beguiling romance of uncertainty.
Oh yes you will.  You really do have it made.  Giddy-up
From my friends at TUT
”Blessings on your journey”

Snow day!!

For those of you struggling with weather today, here is a blast from last years storm.

Today we wake up to a new blast of winter weather and lots of snow.  It’s a Friday and a good day to stay inside if you can, and reflect on the opportunity to slow down and appreciate the simple needs we have.  The schools are closed, the roads still difficult to manage and everybody is moving at a slow and cautious pace.

For me and many of us it minimizes the need to get things done and rush out into the world to meet goals and expectations.  For others, it creates havoc, struggle and presents obstacles and danger.  In any case it is a gift and opportunity to experience. In my work, there are no pressing services to manage today and those who need our help are naturally slowed down by the weather too. This morning as I write this, I have no pressure to get it done fast or any need to rush, just enjoy the beauty outside my window and enjoy the warm and comfortable space of my home.  For moms who’s daily scheduled plans are crushed by another snow day, they get to receive the gift of their children, the little ones they called to life. Take and savor this gift, there will come a time when you will miss it. For those who need to rush out into the storm as we all have had to do sometimes, it provides other opportunities.  The opportunity of being out in the midst of a storm witnessing the beauty and natural energy of nature can be a gift.  Every where you look there is a fresh and invigorating natural beauty, compelling us to take a moment to pause and notice.  In the work place there is a natural understanding for the navigational concerns and issues brought on by the weather.  Schedules are naturally affected and understood (or should be) and the pace is naturally slowed with absences and tardiness.  The world is slowed down, take a breath in this space.  There is comfort, joy and peace here. It is in our breath and comes from deep within our soul.  It is a moment to be noticed and celebrated.  We are here and life is good.

“Blessings on your journey”


From my book “Living and Dying”

The energy associated with emotion is very strong and one that can be very difficult to embrace. It will cause us to move out of our comfort zone, and it will challenge us to what feels like a breaking point. It will feel large, in charge, and scary at times, but it has its purpose. It is there to move us toward something new. It is there to make us choose. It is there for our own good, to shock us out of our old patterns. It is there to be embraced and it will move us towards love. The dilemma in all of this is that we have a choice.

In the many years I devoted to limiting emotion in my life, I was in a constant war with myself. In my new experience of embracing and choosing emotion (e=motion) I have blossomed to do many new things and have grown in many ways. It has been challenging, and I do fall off course. But if I were to have to do it over again, I would choose the course of energy and motion.

I have always loved the quote “When in life have you learned the most, when everything was easy or when you were most challenged?” In my experience, all of my major growth has taken place in change and movement from one place to another. Perhaps that is why I chose funeral service. Is there any other experience that challenges us to move from one place to another that is more profound? I think not.

”Blessings on your journey”

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Memory of the past

From my book “Living and Dying”

As I look around the field of experience and energy in the world, I see movement towards a new and exciting place. It brings with it feelings of trepidation but underlying our fear, I sense a feeling of hope. It is as if our place in the world has moved a little because it may feel a little odd and strange.

It is a gray and rainy day where I sit today. The trees are just beginning to bud, and you can feel and smell that Spring is here. The birds wake me up each morning, and I watch their excitement and exuberance at the feeder. Any day now, life will burst through the binding that holds it and bring with it a new expression of the same life that has always been there, always connected but hidden from our view through the winter months. I remember last year, and the years before, where I had the same feelings and thoughts, yet I hope that somehow today I will grow and blossom into a better place.

While my view of the world outside reflects the darkness in my mind and darkness in the world around me, I know that if I can find a new thought to hang on to, a new place of hope, a hopeful connection, perhaps I can escape from the damp and dreary hole of self despair. You see, it is the memory of new life that highlights my connection with despair, and I need to remind myself that it is only a thought, a memory of the past. If I can change my thought, I can change my world. When I look out into the world today I can choose to see only new life. I will choose not kto accept the memory of despair, because that is not what is real for me today. It is only a trap of my mind, a memory of the past.

”Blessings on your journey”