Listening Power … continued!

Recently, I wrote about the power of listening and suggested four steps to help you improve your own deep listening. There are two other perspectives on listening that I’d like to address here:

  1. being a good listener to oneself
  2. moving beyond the impasse of broken connection in an intimate relationship

Sometimes, in relationship with someone we care deeply about, listening stops. Continue reading “Listening Power … continued!”

Where are you masquerading?

Yesterday, I had a conversation with a dear friend who sees me as counter-cultural and unconventional and values these qualities in me.  She feels the impact of my choices to practice powerful self-care, to honor the calling of my spiritual being, to be true to my values day in and day out. This gives her hope that it is possible to live in integrity with the unique beings that we are despite pressures from the world around us to sell our souls in service of “success” and society’s norms.

Today, I pulled an inspiration card at random: Continue reading “Where are you masquerading?”

High Expectations

Having dreams, visioning where we want to go in life, what we want to create in life is powerful. Without them, it is easy to move through life on auto-pilot, expecting today to be like yesterday and doing the same things day in and day out.

Often, however, those of us who vision and want to live into our dreams set ourselves up with high expectations of ourselves and low tolerance for the learning curves, the journey from here to there. When we don’t meet those expectations, Continue reading “High Expectations”

You’ve Changed!

Recently, I wrote about metamorphosis – about changing from the inside out on this journey called life. Today I add this:

What about our relationships? If we are truly evolving within, changing how we think and feel and see the world around us, then our actions – how we express ourselves – are going to change. At some point, if we don’t tell them first, others will notice. Among family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances: Continue reading “You’ve Changed!”

Metamorphosis

Today, once again, I woke as a new being, changed from the woman who laid her head on the pillow last evening.

I am changing.

Don’t look at my body for proof (though you may see light emanating from my energy field). No, this change is within, the result of a courageous inward journey.

Old ideas, beliefs and rules are softening or melting away. Continue reading “Metamorphosis”