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I grew up with Good Friday. I cannot say that Good Friday for me was a day for celebration, because I was an impressionable child and I read a lot. My knowledge of the world came from books. I was brought up to believe that Good Friday was a day for sacrifice and the ultimate sacrifice was the man who carried his own cross to the hill of Calvary. The story filled me with dread because of the excessive violence and I saw the parallels to my own life. I could see why people saw the crucifixion story as a story of courage and perseverance. If one was suffering, it.
Most of us rely on the visual or audial for validation of the existence of other worlds. Eastern European, Asian and First Nations mysticism gained traction in our society because of the pump and circumstances displayed for all to see. Smudging, ceremony, dance and drumming give us the authenticity we require to know that god exists. We have a visual expectation of how a shaman should appear and sound and accept the authenticity of the individual’s gifts based on their appearance. My great grandmother, Muma Gayle looked like an ordinary person. She had her head wrapped in a red and white, stiffly starched, plaid cotton headdress, like the senior women.
The focus on weight and body image is a global obsession. Once upon a time women would have been the ones focussed on body appearance, now men have climbed aboard the fitness train. Food, supplements and exercise include the obsession towards good health. The world of celebrity keeps those interested in emulating others focussed on the attempt to maintain good health. Good health and diet are not exclusive. The world of perceived healthy foods is affecting the planet in adverse ways. Of course while many are starving in some countries, foods being wasted in parts of our developed world. Many of us find it challenging to get to a weight.
“You are the centre of your universe. Everything and everyone you encounter is a reflection of your unconscious belief system.” – Sonia Nadina Haynes It has been said that the world is our mirror. The world as it presents itself to us, cannot be your mirror because you are kind and loving and a being of light. How does this work with the mirror? When you were born, you knew yourself to be whole, perfect and divine. Through challenging experiences, where you felt unheard and invalidated, you forgot this information and left the beautiful part of yourself behind. There is a brave little girl and boy, who is creative and.
Affirmations, self-talk, we use these every moment of the day and we use affirmations to motivate our progress through life. We say, “I am popular” and the universe says, “Yes you are”. The universe gives the same answer regardless of the self-talk we have with ourselves. The universe does not hear the negative so when we say, I don’t want debt, it replies, yes you want debt. There is a lot of information telling us how to manipulate the energy around us to get what we want. Ironically, energy although we can use it to work for us, is impossible to manipulate. Energy is our servant. It follows the workings.
How comfortable do you feel about the future? Not your future but the future of mankind and life as we know it? Global events make us pause and experience fear at all the crazy things happening around us. It is uncertain what to expect of the coming months. It seems that Mother Nature is going about her job, doing what she needs to do to resolve the imbalances in nature. It is not very comfortable for us as she does this because it disrupts and affects our lives in tragic ways, but this is becoming life as we know it. How do we emulate nature? What can we do to.
Happy Holidays! In whichever form you choose to experience it. As we come to the end of two thousand and fifteen, part of the human race is showing a reversal of tolerance. The news media chooses to follow individuals exercising their right to speak their minds, to express their self-loathing spewed across the planet and out in to the universe. We are in the chrysalis stage of the human evolution. As the caterpillar we absorbed the teachings of people like Wayne Dwyer, Marianne Williamson and the Dali Lama to name a few. These teachers helped us to recognize ourselves as divine beings in a physical, human experience. Now we have.
I began writing this blog before the latest event on the Paris. I am sure the tender-hearted wonder why these events occur and more importantly, how a person can take his and her personal story and impose it on others. I watched a documentary about the experiences of Romany gypsies in World War Two at the hands of the nazis. One gentleman in particular drew my attention. He was castrated by one of the nazi officers. This occurred without anesthetics. He was only ten years old. In the interview, he said when he lifted his head as far as he could to see what the doctor was doing, he saw.
Fearlessness through understanding ones-self is important to spiritual advancement. We all strive to be heard, to be understood and yet at the same time many of us try to say what we want to say, in a ‘nice’ way so as not to hurt the other person’s feelings. It is impossible to speak our truth and not cause a stir in others. In the Law of Attraction, or “like attracts like,” whatever we think we create. We live in the time of magic. Science is showing us how that magic works. It shows that when we are clear and focused on what we want, without distraction, we harness the power.
I’ve spent my whole life leaving. I’ve left people, places, things and even myself until nineteen-ninety two when I was diagnosed with a devastating disease that pulled me up short, causing me to stop and look back on the road I had traveled to that point. Roads are always important to me. Roads take us from point A to point B. Roads are shaped by the feet of travellers walking leaving one place to another, beating down the grass under foot and shaping the stones to perfectly flat cobblestones for feet to navigate comfortably. You can tell the travellers on a road by looking at the ruts and wear. The.
The super moon came by, eclipsed and full at harvest time. Did you feel affected by its energy? Many have written and talked about how these events have affected them. In the articles, the authors wrote about feeling low in energy, physical pain with a gloomy, foggy state of mind. I must admit that I did not experience the negative emotions that many have been sharing about. While waiting for the zap of negativity, I took stock of all that have gone on in my life over the many years I have been in this work. One of the authors shared frustration that with all the work she has done.
What to write about, not that there isn’t something to share, it is just that there is so much happening in our lives and on the planet at the moment. I had a conversation with my friend Kristin Perrin and the conversation reminded me of a poem by Dylan Thomas. Kristin asked me to share a bit of the conversation we had about wellness, healing and disease. So, I am inspired to make this blog about wellness and the journey towards or away from healing. When we seek to be well or to be healed from a disorder of the body, mind or spirit, it does not mean that we.
As I write this blog, I am hearing the words Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers sang “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” Love seems such an elusive thing that when we are in the end of a passionate affair, we ask ourselves why. We call ourselves fools for opening ourselves to the passion that overwhelm us in that crazy moment. It is interesting to note that we do not stand a chance if we think we are able to resist mother nature’s magnetic pull when our time comes around. I remember falling in love so hard that I was unable to see that the guy was not my type until.
Can you forgive even when the person who wronged you did so in the most horrendous way? We seem to be living in a world of retribution. Of righting wrongs by incarcerating or killing wrong-doers. The news is rife with stories of such things. The news reporters talk about putting politician’s feet to the fire to get them to fess up. It seems that on a whole, mankind is seeking someone to blame for its pain and the present state of the planet. Funny the word mankind, man-kind. Kindness of man? Can we be kind to one we consider to be evil? What about children who are taught to hate.
Why is there so much violence and pain in the media? How can we shake off the stigma of war? For many of us violence is an abhorrent rot in the apple of human life. But getting rid of violence from our lives seems hard to do. The atomic bomb was made as an attempt to stop war once and for all. We also had the war to end all wars. World War One was the war expected to create lasting peace for humanity. This shows that even the most ardent war monger wants peace. But why is peace so illusive? What is it in our own human psyche that.
Spring is finally here! Whee Whoo! The relentless snow and cold are over and we are now blessed with beautiful blue skies in Ontario accompanied by clement temperatures. I started my walks to the river which is about fourteen blocks away from where I live. I wandered under the train bridge where still sits a foot thick sheet of ice. Last summer each time I walked under the bridge I would think of the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. It was eerie and a little chilly and with a chill up my back, I usually walked a little faster to pass through. For those of you who don’t.
We sing praises to the beautiful sunset painted against the western sky. We worship a warm sun-filled day where the birds sing out songs to the glory of the earth. The snow on the mountains is perfect for us as long as it remains on the mountain and does not interfere with our daily life. But bring on a very cold day, a tornado, a snow storm that traps us within its embrace and we label the earth, a demon beast out to get us. We cry and mourn asking why is this happening to me? If the earth had consciousness and I believe she does, how would she feel,.
Good Friday commemorates a man who was tortured for his beliefs and for being different. Regardless of our beliefs, history has shown those considered different in society are expunged for their uniqueness. Scientists who saw the world as round instead of flat, lost their existence. An individual who decided that he or she would not remain quiet while others are being mistreated is shot dead. Individuals whose uniqueness at birth create such a fever that we take up arms against them even to wish them dead. Is it our nature as humans to be cruel? The evidence does not support this. In the quiet places in our minds where no-one.
Since recorded times, we have been attracted like bees to nectar to the bells and whistles of spiritual development. Many of us go to the church with the most dramatic display, such as the pomp and circumstances of the catholic church or the over-the-top singing and preaching of the baptist minister. In the spiritual world many are still attracted to pretty-pretty or morosely ugly. Lately, I was at an event where bells and whistles were the draw for the attendees. They were enticed by the display of bright colour, drumming and the sound of crystal bowls. Impressively costumed teachers were the draw for most. It got me thinking, do we.
When the new year began, we started our journey from creation towards destruction, in order to start the cycle all over again. As strange as it may seem, we started this new cycle in December at the winter solstice. The time of standstill to renewal, the winter solstice brings us to preparation for new life. In order to create new life, it is necessary for us to fall in love. Life is created from love. Sometimes the love is a bit twisted and we judge the life produced, for the way it was created, but, life requires a dynamic force which brings the sperm and egg together for its existence..
A lady goes into the doctor’s office and said, Doctor, I don’t feel so good. The doctor asked her, what’s happening? She said, I have an upset stomach every time I eat. The doctor said, well mam, maybe it could be what you are eating. She said, I don’t think so doctor. I am a healthy eater. Last night I had a cup of herbal peppermint tea before dinner, then I had a mixed herb salad. I had red raspberry leaf tea while I was having dinner. Then I had a cup of camomile tea after dinner to calm my nerves. She jingled the bunch of crystals suspended from a.
2014 was a year of possibilities yet to be discovered. The human race, meaning the planet has been in a deep slumber for the past five to ten years. All the magic we held flew away from us and we turned to following leaders in all aspects of commerce. If a writer made it big, we turned to writing. The big box stores became popular, now they are slowly closing down and the mom and pop establishments are waiting to return to dominance. I was in New York City over the holidays and was struck with the emptiness there. I thought I would shop for something, anything and found that.
What will it take for us to realize that we need to open to money in order to heal the planet’s financial issues?I have a Power Of Money Workshop coming up December 6th at 10:30AM in Brockville Ontario. This workshop is my way of fulfilling my destiny. I am available to speak to your groups on opening to abundance. Contact me for more information. We have a hard time making what we need to live the type of life we want. We are challenged with the homeless and the hungry out there in our world, and yet we have a hard time acknowledging that money – you know money, cash,.
In my arrogance, I tended not to go out and read or listen to other visionary’s work. I am calling myself arrogant because if I went out and checked them out I would be able to see where I fitted in the gaps they left behind. The book The Secret was given to me several years ago which I started to read it but didn’t finish. I already knew the information in The Secret. But, The Secret kept coming up in conversation and so I decided to watch the programme on Netflix. Since The Secret was written in November 2006, a lot has happened on the planet. People kept losing.
With so much senseless violence in the world, one wonders how we don’t spend our lives cowering under our beds. Any moment we can be shot, encounter a disease, fall into an earthquake or have a project we have been working on for a long time fall apart. For most of us fear is a constant companion. We live fear. We fear being yelled at by loved ones, being blamed for things we have not done but these things if they occur, are only reflecting our own unconscious story. The story we make up will either maintain the negativity created through fear or become an opportunity for inner growth and.
Thanksgiving, harvest, giving thanks is celebrated and upheld all over the world. For most of us thanksgiving is about the turkey and family gathering. On the Social media and Facebook, many share their feelings of thanks for their lives and the ones who make their lives such a fulfilling experience. In my childhood, I spent my formative years in a rural village in the countryside. The farmers were dependent on the grace of the land, the weather and a force that extended beyond themselves. Regardless of whether the harvest was good or not so good, they gave thanks. I am sure this practice was carried out in all indigenous cultures..
There has been a lot of noise and fear about the Illuminati. Based on what I have heard, the Illuminati are a bunch of men wearing three-piece suits, sitting in an apple orchard, behind a barbed wire fence playing poker, but that was a dream I had many years ago. I watched a movie called Thrive where the narrator shared fear based information about UFO’s, chem-trails, GMO food and the idea that we are being controlled by a group of human individuals. Before I continue we should ask ourselves if we being controlled by others outside ourselves or are we being controlled by our own fear? The individuals I mentioned,.
Do you know if your financial story is affecting your physical body? Your chakras can tell you how you are doing. Chakras are emotional centres that are located at specific points along your spine. For example the base chakra is located at your tailbone and rules money support system and foundation. If you are feeling a bit wobbly financial but are unwilling to acknowledge it, your body will show it for you. The way it works is, our thoughts are downloaded and affect our emotional state. “I don’t know if I will have enough money to make it this month.” This leaves us with a depressed feeling, we feel down.
I had a dream that I went into the underground to search for the light. As I went, I came upon many frightening personalities. I ended up in a building where a boy child who had gone in before me, found his way out through a tiny hole in the wall and took it. He was not happy to be in that place of dimmed light and pathways that challenged him to navigate. In the dream, he took the way out and as he did so, I saw the little man. He was powder white from head to toe. His hair was like Albert Einstein. He looked like the plastic.
We have all at one time or another wanted something. Sometimes it is the rent to keep a roof over our heads or a person in our lives. Whether it is a new being, or an already formed partner, the hunger for something or someone can be overwhelming for the best of us. Love is one of the forces that will take hold of us in a grip of passion that makes us go weak at the knees. Wanting is one thing, getting what we want is another. We have been taught that we need to give up our desires for ourselves and focus on the needs of others. This.
Who are you? This is the first question I ask of my clients when they come to me seeking guidance. In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the Caterpillar opened their conversation by asking Alice, Who are you? He did not get a straight answer and Alice expressed confusion and frustration at her state of mind. I do not have a hookah, and I don’t have a toadstool although some may wish I sat on one, but the question is quite valid. Most people seek happiness. They seek love and abundance but without knowing the answer to the question, how can we get the universe to bring us what.
I just returned from facilitating the first Self-Emergence Retreat in Sedona Arizona. The stars were numerous and seemed as if we could reach out and touch them. We arrived on the full and eclipsed-blood Moon. The retreat was focussed on meeting and reconciling with each persons Inner Child. Sedona, as usual brought up each attendee’s darkest issues and pulled up our deepest fears. All the participants rose to the challenge as I expected them to and it was a fantastically powerful retreat. Now on the planet, is the time of renewal and reconciliation with ourselves. Because mankind have finally moved into no-time, we are being charged to release and let.
Through the ever revolving door of time, spring has arrived again. Spring, the time for renewal; also to refresh old ideas and activities in our lives. As the seasons change, we find ourselves turning to activities that we had put into dormancy over the winter months. Depending on where you live, you will see these changes more evident. Is it necessary to change everything in our lives? Many of us are instant gratification junkies. We want what we want now. But some trees grow quickly while others can take decades to reach maturity. This spring maybe we should look at developing patience with the speed of our journey. “I can.
From the minds of creative people come questions about our existence. I have wondered many times throughout my life if I am real. The strangest things happen to me that are beyond the realm of normal. Causing me to shake my head and wonder if there is something else out there affecting the neurons in my head and influencing my perception. Life presents challenges and we struggle to overcome them. We experience some of the worst things humans can go through and we carry on. How is it that we are able to keep going no matter what is before us? There is within us, beyond the innate ability for.
Epsom salts baths are great for scrubbing away the negative energy we pick up around us. We move through our world with energetically spread wide sweeping up everything in our wake. This makes us emotionally and physically well. We suffer from headaches and fatigue when we become over laden with energy that is not our own. To clear energy, it is good to have Epsom salts around. Make sure you get your salts from the pharmacy. There are some that are used for horses that may be cheaper, but not as clean and clear for humans. Watch out for that. In the bath, Epsom salts can be used s a.
So much is happening on our planet right now. Crazy winter weather, full moon on Valentines Day, the Olympics in Russia have all impacted us in one way or another. Our once slowed down, almost boring live is continually getting crazier and crazier. The Thames has overflowed its banks and beautiful old parts of England have flooded. This reminds me of an article I wrote over seventeen years ago. It was called STOP OH MY CHILDREN AND HEAR ME. The article came from a dream I had the previous night where I saw Mother Earth. She looked like the Venus von Wallendorf – a large woman laying on her side.
I hope the you are ready to step onto your path in 2014. A few months ago, I told my friends and clients in Vancouver that I was moving back to the east coast. Some looked at me in shock. While others looked as if they were ready to take my temperature. They could not believe that I was looking at moving away from beautiful British Columbia. But look at the water and the mountains! I heard. There is so much snow back east! It’s pretty cold there! they all said. Many of us spend our lives hearing disparaging and persuasive words like these when we speak out loud about.
Love versus hate. Hope versus fear. These emotions have run our world since the beginning of time. We hear the adage; love is stronger than hate, or hope is stronger than fear, but what is the truth? We hope against hope that we can have a good life and that, that life is trouble free. But despite our hope, meditation, positive thoughts, fear screams in and we find ourselves struggling to maintain the life we worked so hard to establish. We try hard to carry love in our hearts for the rest of humanity until the day in the supermarket with the woman at the cash-out chose to take her.
My three sisters and I went to live with my grandmother when I was five and a half years old. Before that we never went to church. My parents were not particularly religious and I don’t remember Christmas with them. I have no memories of a tree or presents. When we went to the small parochial district of Cheapside, I was required to attend Mizpah Moravian Church. I learned about the nativity (the birth of Jesus) this is where the acting and singing bug took hold of me. I also learned about Santa Claus. We read about the magical man who flew threw the air on a sled drawn by.
The path to enlightenment is like a super highway. Each of us, a different make of car with our own unique temperaments. In the mystical realm the car does represent your physical body. Some of us follow the speed limit, complaining about the ones who break the law by going too fast. Others are just above or below the speed limit. Those of us who drive at breakneck speed are usually ones who want to get to our destination as quickly as possible. We are in a rush to find true love or accomplish our goals. The speeder needs a mate. He needs to find The One. But he missed.
To everything there is a season. The time of major change and transition is occurring. I spent the past week in renovation. The exterior of the building is going through an update and over the Labour Day weekend I was behind a plywood bedroom window and only a plastic and tarp in the living room to buffer me from the outside noise. This put me in my usual observant mood. I teach and I know that everything in our life is reflected in our internal world. This is what I found out about myself. Our home represents our minds. What’s my story in this transition? I know that I keep.
Talking about stepping into a new earth is like talking about leaving a dirty and disheveled home and move into a new one because the one we live in is too dirty. Why not clean up the home you have? Why not spend some time setting the stage to fall in love with what you already have? The earth we have is familiar. Old broom knows the corners. It is the place where the human race spent its time growing in spiritual awareness. Once upon a time, the children of a race of humans were pulled from their parents, made to give up their language, experimented upon by ones who.
I chain read. As I finish one book, I search for the next random book that will take me into the world of its author. After reading certain books, I find that the peace that I cultivate erodes and I am left to dig it out of the residue left from the story in which I had just indulged. There is a formula to writing which says that the characters should have challenges and the process that they overcome these challenges defines the flow in a story. Making it believable. For example, I am attempting to write this blog without a single simile. Is that challenge enough? There were so.
“Pam, pam, tee dum, pam pam te dum, dum.” “Pam, pam tee dum, pam, pam, te dum dum.” “Kai, be quiet, it’s too early” “OK” “What’s that?” “Humm?” “What’s that sound?” The young couple curled into each other in the tent that they had laboured to put up the night before. It was the end of the week and the start to their summer holiday, camping. They had driven for five hours to get as far away from the big city as they could and they were tired. “What time is it anyway?” “Oh, aaah, six?” “You’ve got to be kidding me.” “Pam, pam, tee dum, pam pam te dum,.
It is Saturday afternoon and the sun has done its job of heating everything mercilessly. The windows are all open in an attempt to catch a little breeze. It’s not time for dinner as yet and anyway it’s too hot to eat. Seven people laze around, perched in various spots in the two bedrooms apartment in Brooklyn. Claudia sits in the living room with Lana and Sheryl. Lana shifts wearily on the sofa and the plastic covering the seat makes a loud sucking and squeaks as she dislodges herself from its embrace causing Claudia and Sheryl to look up even though they had heard that sound many times before. A.
The hot sun beats down on Mattie’s bare head and she swears she can feel her brain frying in her skull. Beads of sweat form like a crown at her hairline and slug down her dusty forehead leaving salty trails that dry crusty in the inferno of the midday sun. One bead of sweat slides down, fed from the spring at her hairline, and follows the contour of Mattie’s cheekbone, leaving tracks in the hollow of her emaciated cheek, curving around her jaw and rolls past the sinewy neck, over her exposed collar bone to be drunk by the frayed and tattered neckline of the faded over sized shirt. From.
People have been searching for ways to utilize their skills and unplug from the matrix of large corporations while taking care of their financial future. It is a daunting task to strike out on your own on the one hand, while hearing about layoffs that are happening out there in the job market. How do we find our niche in the jungle of self-help stories, social media marketing and advice gurus? We are now dealing with the ant and the crumb at a picnic syndrome. The ant finds a good crumb and tells his friends. Noticed by others the tiny crumb is covered with more ants than the crumb can.
One of the questions asked of Sonia by her clients is, “Is there a relationship in the stars for me?” Love is in the stars for all of us. We are destined to experience the bittersweet sting of a love that is indescribable, frightening, delicious and all encompassing. Many years ago, while working in Australia, I met a beautiful woman who had never married. In our conversation, she asked me the age-old question. Will I meet the love of my life? I shared with her what I saw. I described a man who was the opposite of what she would have chosen. Her brows knitted as I described him. He.
Do you wake up in the morning with the sense that something in your world has shifted? A strange feeling of newness to your day? The energy around us is speedily shifting and moving us in a direction that at the moment feels foreign. The human race is evolving towards a more conscious state of being and the energy of our planet and everything on and around her is shifting as well. Ways to recognize this is, you find yourself even more forgetful than ever before. You are more alert to the energy of what is happening around you. You find that telepathy is growing. People are responding to your.
We are all born on a life path. To many of us, having a life path seems overwhelming because of the perceived responsibility we believe is tied to it. Many of us think that our life path is to heal the world. Daunting isn’t it? How do we go about healing the world when we are walking in our own pain? We think that a life path is standing on a soap box preaching reform to others or being a mover and shaker on the planet, and this can be scary. For the shy amongst us, taking the spotlight is a fate worst than death. I find that when I.
Our world is concerned about the economic situation affecting almost every country in the planet. From the most powerful country to the most vulnerable, the citizens are sitting in the uncertainty about their future. Families are looking at ways to provide for themselves and their loved ones so they look at pulling up stakes and moving to other countries which they think would give them a better chance at realizing their dreams. If the opportunity occurs so that we are allowed to live in these countries of seeming opportunity, we end up living in the cities with its noise and air pollution, a place where innocence is not protected and.