The Campaigner

Having just taken this test, I am a campaigner!

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for – and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool – for love – for your dreams – for the adventure of being alive.

“Blessings on your journey”


Neutrality  –  the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality.

Often when I wake up I’ll have certain thoughts, ideas or feelings (doesn’t everybody?). This morning I woke up with the term neutrality front of mind.  I thought it odd to have this word being expressed to me but, I sense it has something to do with my being an observer.  When I’m actively being an observer I am not supporting any side in conflict.  I do not have a dog in the fight or an opinion of right or wrong.  In that place of impartiality I have no feelings or discomfort and I can see the conflict clearly.  Ultimately the distress or conflict is about being right or having people agree or do what we want them to do.  You find it everywhere and it’s somewhat out of control.

If we don’t support “the conflict” we don’t feed the beast (the ego) allowing the conflict to settle or dissipate, potentially ending the struggle.

Neutrality – the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict.  Isn’t that love?

“Blessings on your journey”

Keep moving

Some days are easy and others not!

While I enjoy the exercise of being authentic and writing what is on my mind every day, it’s not always easy.   You could say its like life itself.  Some days I feel like life’s easy and on automatic pilot with success and accomplishment all around me. Some days I can’t get out go my own way and feeling like I’m falling into a black hole.  Today is one of those in between days.  I am feeling good but tired, bored but hopeful and calm but angry.

So for now I will just keep moving.  Moving along the path my life is taking today.  Hope you do too.

As Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”

“Blessings on your journey”


Last year we had the privilege and pleasure of experiencing a local singer-songwriter perform in our home for a small group of family and friends.  Music has a way of filling up our senses, taking us to pleasurable places and leaving us wanting more, like John Denvers, Annies Song.

You fill up my senses
Like a night in a forest
Like the mountains in springtime
Like a walk in the rain
Like a storm in the desert
Like a sleepy blue ocean
You fill up my senses
Come fill me again

I have for years loved to listen to the tonal and rhythmic qualities of songs.  Now as I get older I have found a new connection and fondness for the words and stories that the songs tell.  Adding thoughts about life’s experience and telling stories finds its way direct to my heart.

While Chris Wilson is a wonderful talent and his music and story telling are unique and authentic, he is still just a man who plays a guitar and sings.  When we experience his gift of love, humility and compassion it can open and reveal a place within us, a place of connection with our own story, our sacred and loving essence.  It is what happens within us that is the gift.  It is our reflection of love in a complete circle of energetic connection.  The connection with our oneness, the gift received.

We too have our own instruments and songs that we sing in our work and play.  While it may not come through music or be as obvious, that same connection exists in all places, space and time.   I can think of lots of friends (including you reading this) who are just as amazing people. People whose presence alone affect our world in magical ways.  People who create and bring new ideas and technology to our communities and our world.  People who provide loving care, compassion and comfort to many, and people who are just damn good people (the list goes on).   As we go about our everyday tasks, take a moment to look around.  There is quite a story being told, quite a song being sung and quite a gift being received.

As Chris puts his finishing touches in Nashville on his newest album let us all send him our love and thanks for his gift and presence in our world.

Here is a short video of Chris ( from last year.

“Blessings on your journey”


What’s your story?

We all have a story we tell. Sometimes, we can get stuck in that story and it can consume us.

Our stories are structured, filled, connected and textured with our loved ones, friends and experiences that help shape our narrative and how we see our world.  In that experience we can enter old patterns of life playing victim to it, or it can be the open door to a new expression of self.  Either way, it is the story we accept that happens.

What story have you created for yourself?  Take a moment to examine and adjust as needed.  Choose support, love and forgiveness, and most of all be kind to yourself.  After all it’s just a story of which you are the author.

“Blessings on your journey”


Why me?

Sometimes the world sticks it’s tongue at us and gets us spinning at a pace where all we can do is hang on and go for the ride.   If we were to fight or battle it (why me? poor me!) it would most likely create more conflict, wade us down and beat us up.  Stepping back and becoming “an observer in life”, we’re given the opportunity to adapt to each event and move forward with the necessary energy and with the appropriate actions needed of us.  We cannot change the circumstances, conditions, pace or timing of life, and we should not think or even hope we had that power.  We were born into this human existence for a reason and we have the ability to adapt. It’s quite possible we might even be good at it!

”Blessings on your journey”