• 2020,  Healing,  November,  Spirituality

    Letting Go of Life’s Baggage

    We all carry baggage around. We get taught early on to hold onto our wounds as a sign of pride. They become battle scars that we show off to our friends. The ego’s need to say, “Look what I’ve been through.” or better yet, “I’ve been through more than you.” is one reason why people do this. The need to carry the pain around with us to show how strong we are is only one of the reasons people hang onto things. Another reason is that people beat themselves up with it. They carry around all this stuff and frequently pick it up and smack themselves with it, reminding themselves of how awful they are, what they could have, should have, would have done better and why they don’t deserve to have nice things. In some sense, this keeps them safe. It also keeps them stuck. They don’t go after what they want because they don’t feel worthy of it. They don’t allow themselves to have those nice things because they may not be able to handle them properly once they have it. The analogy I use for each painful experience or thing we think we did wrong is a box. Each box contains the pain and the memories from each experience. Every time we relive that experience it’s like we open the box and root through it. When we open the box we look at all the pictures, we feel the pain, we read the letters, and we admire…

  • 2020,  November

    Finding Common Ground in Division

    We are divided these days. The divide has been growing over the last few years. I suppose it was always there in some form, although not as obvious as it is now. The crack has grown and the ability to leap from one side to the other has become increasingly difficult. People on both sides vehemently defend their viewpoints, often doing so using profanity, name-calling and threats. The egos’ need to defend itself is on full display right now. One doesn’t have to scroll far on social media to find evidence of the division in all its’ glory. The question is, how do we navigate such turbulent waters and come together as a people? Those aren’t easy answers. We can’t make people see things our way. Name-calling, threats, and violence only drive people to dig into their stance further. Convincing anybody of our truth regardless of what it is about becomes wasted breath. People will project their own fears and beliefs onto us because that’s what people tend to do. The solution to that projection, however, is doing the internal work and healing ourselves. It is through healing that we can begin to consciously recognize our own triggers and beliefs. This allows us to be conscious of when we’re trying to project those onto others and stop ourselves from doing it in the first place. It’s not a perfect system, we’re all human and imperfect, but it certainly helps if we can allow people to have their viewpoints without the…

  • 2020,  November,  Tarot

    New Moon in Scorpio Tarot Reading

    This week for the New Moon I thought I would do a pick a pile reading on the blog! Below are 4 piles for you to pick from. Once you’ve picked a pile scroll down to find your cards and their meaning. The three decks I’m using in this reading are: The Wheel of the Year Tarot by Maria Caratti The Energy Oracle Cards by Sandra Anne Taylor Moonology Oracle Cards by Yasmin Boland Pile 1 The cards shown above are: Your commitment is being tested from the Moonology Oracle deck. Ace of Cups from the Wheel of the Year Tarot. Attachment from the Energy Oracle. This is showing that you are attached to something that hasn’t quite manifested yet. It’s getting close and you see really excited about it, but you’re still waiting. The Universe is asking you to let go of the attachment to it so that it can come to you. Remember, it’s only through detachment from the outcome that we get what we want. Focus on where you want to go. Stay present as much as you can and what you want will come to you faster. Pile 2 The cards in this pile are: Expect powerful change from the Moonology Oracle deck. Chariot from the Wheel of the Year tarot. Financial constraints from the Energy Oracle. Change is coming, ready or not pile 2! Don’t let your bank account balance or lack of it hold you back. You are allowed to have what you want…

  • 2020,  November,  Opinion

    Opinion: The World As I See It

    I'm not asking you to agree with me. You can choose whichever reality you would like. I'm putting my viewpoint out here for those that are interested in it. If it doesn't jive with you, that's fine. Simply close the tab in your browser and move on. No harm done.

  • 2020,  Beliefs,  November,  Spirituality,  Truth

    Life Sucks: Now What?

    There are many of us out there who are unhappy with our realities. We are wanting change in our lives, we may or may not know how to create that change. Maybe we feel stuck in our current realities. We look at what is going on around us and we’re frustrated by systems and circumstances. Social media is becoming a giant mine field of information and disinformation. People are arguing with each other all over the place. Nobody seems to want to listen to each other. 2020 is the gift that keeps on giving with one thing after another this year. The world seems to be a gigantic train wreck waiting to happen and nobody seems to have any idea how to slow it down. Now what? Let’s start with the basics. The first thing to do is to figure out what’s yours and what’s not. Not everything that’s happening around you affects you directly. You get to decide what you take on and what you don’t. It’s a choice. Just because it’s put in front of you doesn’t mean you have to pick it up. Reacting and responding is a choice. Choose wisely. Second, stop arguing with what is. The system is what it is. I think most of us reading this can agree that it needs to change. We may not agree on how it needs to change and that’s okay. The truth is the more we argue with what is, the more of what is we get,…

  • 2020,  Beliefs,  November,  Spirituality,  Truth

    Human Judgement Can Be Healed

    Humans judge everything, from foods they eat, to television shows they watch, to their individual day-to-day experiences, humans judge it all. Duality is part of the human experience; right or wrong, good or bad, up or down, left or right, light or dark, and love or hate. All of them serve a purpose. From our human perspective, we can't understand one without understanding the other. We need light to understand dark. We need hate to understand love. We need right to understand wrong and we need up to understand down. This is all part of the human experience.

  • 2020,  Beliefs,  November,  Spirituality

    Beliefs That Keep Us Stuck

    We all have them, crazy ideas that keep us where we are. We believe we aren't good enough, that we shouldn't or can't, we believe that other people won't like it so we don't do it, we believe that we don't have the money, time or other resources we need to do the thing, we believe it's hard or too complicated or will take too long or we just believe we can't for no good reason at all.

  • 2020,  Beliefs,  November,  Spirituality,  Truth

    What is Truth Anyway?

    The truth is one of those things we talk about all the time. But what is it anyway? Who decides what’s true and what isn’t? This isn’t a political post. I’m not talking about general societal truth. I’m talking very specifically about our own individual truths and what that means to us individually. Most people skirt around this issue because it’s a tough one. We can spend most of our lives unlearning the things we were taught as children. Those things are true for our parents and they meant no harm in what they were teaching us. The problem though is that our truth as parents is not the same truth our children will have as they grow up. Just the same the truth our parents had is not necessarily ours now. There is nothing wrong with having a different reality than our parents did. There is nothing wrong with doing things differently than our parents did. If your parents are anything like mine, you get made to feel guilty for not being a robot, for not doing it exactly the same way, for not being carbon copies of them. I’m essentially doing it wrong because I’ve chosen not to do it their way. In their eyes, they failed because I’m not identical to them. This has been a difficult thing to work through and it’s taken me until now to get to a place where I don’t care anymore. By trying to live up to what they wanted me…

  • 2020,  November

    Welcome Once Again!

    I've had a number of blogs over the years and most of them were very inconsistent and were dropped for various reasons, usually insecurity. I dropped the blog all together after I switched back to WordPress a few months back. I focused only on the things that I was actually comfortable with doing and dropped anything that required me to be consistent, with social media being the exception.