Coming together as one world is a gift the World Cup gives us once every 4 years, but we can carry this unity forward even when the competition is over. Once again I am struck with how when the world comes together with intention how connection can prevail and relationships can grow. International sports events like the World Cup or the Olympics bring a real opportunity to plug in to and participate on an archetypal level.
Wedding season is upon us, so what better time to give a little marriage advice? My husband and I continue to choose marriage for over 40 years now, so it could be that I am an expert on the subject. 🙂 Please notice that I use the words ‘choose marriage’ because that may be the biggest piece of advice I can give. You may say, ‘Of course I am choosing!’ and I agree. And there are many levels of choice to be aware of when contemplating getting married. Culturally, one of the reasons we have an engagement before getting married is so we can take the time to decide what our reasons are for getting married. Remember that there is no right way to approach the life style of marriage. As a life coach, or relationships guide, I do what I can to have you be conscious of why you make the choices you do rather than dictate that one way is better than the other.
Following your passion can be difficult with the realities and demands of life. When you hit a fork in the road, it’s a good time to take stock and make changes.
When I was younger, (a lot younger :)), I thought that everyone was supposed to be like me and be so clear about their passion that they couldn’t do anything else but find work and make a career out of what makes their hearts sing. But the more I worked life-coaching people by creating safe containers so they could radically accept themselves, I came to realize that people like me are fewer in number than I had expected.
The Spring season is upon us and with it comes the possibility of a new start. Take advantage of the growth and revitalization that comes naturally with Spring. If you are feeling lost or want a fresh start, and needing courage and motivation, using the ‘greening’ power of Spring can be very helpful.
I have yet to find a better comparative for the cyclic quality of growing the soul than Mother Nature. She shows us how it is natural to cycle our way; to rest and to work, to be in joy and to be in grief, to be in the dark and to be in the light. It is the practice of the mystic to cultivate acceptance of the ebb and flow of our lives.
There is importance in asking for help. Time and time again I get to say to my clients that asking for help is not always a needy action. It is very often a sign of healthy independence. Having the belief that asking for help is a sign of weakness, is problematic for compassionate soul growth. When your self esteem is bright and shiny, asking for help is part of health. Know that when your self confidence is grounded, you know that reaching for the perfection of being able to manage life’s tangles all your own is a myth.
Intuition is forefront in our lives but can be difficult to define. A list of 10 ways intuitives are different was recently compiled and as I am always so darn grateful when others address bringing the intuitive into the every day or the ordinary, I thought that sharing this article here with you all would be the way to go. Remember that intuition is something that comes with being human like the color of your eyes or your emotions or your intellect…..it is a part of you that you can become more aware of and develop. Blessings to you and yours from me…habits of intutitive people article
In honor of welcoming Spring and for those of you who are in the Puget Sound Area, I am giving my 8th Chakra-Walking the Archetypal Path workshop in North Bend on two consecutive Thursday evenings, April 24th and May 1st, from 6-8pm. Follow the registration information on the attached flier.
For me, Valentine’s Day is about reflecting on our intimate relationships and you can’t get any more intimate than being courageous enough to choose a life partner! So I thought I would re-post that essay I wrote with Dennis, When Love Beckons You, for your reading enjoyment.
One of my subscribers (and old time friend :)), Kat, commented on my last blog post: “ … I find that the older I get the more fearful I become. I wonder if it’s part of the aging process.” This wondering has sparked my curiosity for a long time. I think it was from reading The Soul’s Code by James Hillman that my own inquiry started. If I remember correctly he posits that when we become elderly our so called ‘social veneer’ lifts and what we are left with to participate in the world with is our true character. So if what we have presented with in our lives consists of a character mantle that covers unfinished personal work, we then are faced with the uncomfortable truths at the end of our lives that we didn’t work on before.
Happy New Year! I hope this finds you and yours aware, awake and compassionate as you step into this new year.
The holiday season was a mixed bag for me. I enjoy the deepening into the dark that living in the Pacific northwest brings at winter’s solstice. I relish the dark mornings that commence with the lighting of candles and sitting in front of the fire with my coffee and the twinkling Christmas tree. For myself, I can’t think of a easier way to enter the day than that!