It may appear that loneliness is part of our built-in human system. From the energy perspective, however, loneliness represents another more tactic the ego employs to limit our experience of peace, love and joy. Some of us can get through the day without the shadow of loneliness hovering over our shoulder. Others have accepted loneliness as a part of their existence.
Paul is fascinated to contact people who have crossed over. He reads books on spirit communication and hears stories from friends about loved ones knocking on doors or turning on the lights. Now that he has experienced a personal loss, Paul longs for spiritual encounters with the Other Side, but hasn’t yet made official contact with anyone.
At some point in our lives we are seeking a way out of the grind and a path into mystical experiences. Mystical experiences occur outside of the everyday distractions and stories. We have to slow down our mind, body and breath. We have to close our eyes and let our imaginations roam freely. We have to tell our hearts it’s okay to open up and expand our definition of love. Intuition is on the other side of in this quiet, open and easy place.
So why does your file cabinet "The Past" overflow with people and stories from former times and places? "The Past" file holds two major components - the Good and the Not So Good, i.e., the Bad. The Good is worth saving and savoring. The Bad is no longer useful, and is actually harmful until it is acknowledged, digested, and updated.
Nicola and James have been dating James for almost a year. The early months, full of easy-breezy times and headline romantic moments has been a joyful experience for both. These days Nicola finds herself in a state of panic and confusion. A constant worrier, she starts to come up with imaginary concerns about whether or not James is the one. She tries hard to have fun when they are together but the inner ruminating distracts her from enjoying the relationship. If she only knew a way to clear out the mental and emotional jumble!
Naomi is so frustrated and torn in her mind and heart. She recently found out her friend of ten years, Marlo, had disclosed her jealousy of Naomi’s marriage and lifestyle at a recent social gathering. At first Naomi feels shocked and full of questions. Up until now, they enjoy each other’s company and regularly text and chat about all sorts of things.
Carrie has arrived at a crossroad in her life. Her seven relationship with Joey has started to fizzle. At work, she shows up for the money and benefits. The eventual loss of Joey and dead-end job is building up daily surges of fear, helplessness, anger and loneliness. Is it time for Carrie to peak into her spiritual toolbox for answers?
Boundaries involve more than a cushion between people: they teach us respect and safety. They assure others that our limits allow us relationship freedom vs. restriction. There is nothing worse than walking on eggshells and using passive-aggressive language to send a message. If we want to be seen and heard by others in clear and open ways we must have and maintain healthy boundaries.
Cleo feels the world is closing in on her. For the last five years she has been caregiver to her mother who had weekly kidney treatments. After mom’s passing, Cleo’s sadness mixed with guilt, exhaustion and poor sleep. Symptoms grow more intense each day. It has been a year since mom died and the days pass by with little meaning. Cleo realizes she can no longer use caregiving to shield her from this pain.
The season of graduation ceremonies is upon us. These momentous occasions are engendered by those progressing from one life point to another. Seemingly academic in nature, graduations represent a passing of time, a maturing of self and the recognition of no turning back. There is much also to consider from a spiritual perspective. Here are four graduation gifts awaiting as part of this spiritual graduation journey.
Harry’s “Time Out” button in his head has been sending signals so he can ease up on the constant mental stresses causing his anxiety. Yet he overlooks this button and prefers to use the shiny (and deceptive) button called “Distraction.” Read on to learn how he manages to work through anxiety and practice mental wellness.
Being a leader or supervisor is difficult. Every second of every hour revolves around meetings, unexpected last-minute fires and constant team-building. Besides having an impressive title with lots of responsibilities, leaders deal with considerable pressure to keep staff happy while avoiding trouble.