I used to shy away from the word ritual. Instead I liked the word process or routine, but I’ve come to embrace “ritual” once I defined it for myself.
For me, a ritual is an act that has sacred intention weaved through it. My energy and thoughts about the act make it sacred, inject holiness into the act.
For example, a person can drink red wine or one can drink communion.
My connection to the Universe doesn’t always show up in forms that I prefer.
For example, I see the numbers 911 a lot. I mean a whole lot.
For years (no joke—years), this really bugged me. I was pissed that my synchronicities showed up in numbers that either meant an emergency was imminent or a reminder of one of the worst days in American history.
Other people find white feathers and heart-shaped stones as their signs from the Universe,
When I first started meditating, my meditation teacher suggested I set up an altar space in my home. He wanted me to lite a candle, burn some incense and meditate on a round cushion facing my altar. Oh, by the way, my altar needed to face East, host statues of saints or deities, and photos of loved ones.
All these rules freaked me out. I was brand new to meditation, and the idea of sitting in a quiet room by myself was weird enough without adding anything extra to the experience.
Every place on Earth (or in the Universe for that matter) has a unique vibration, a particular energy about it. A felt sense that you can feel when you visit it.
That’s why certain places resonate with you, and others don’t. When you resonate with a spot, it’s like getting an energy boost from the Universe. It nourishes you in some way.
One of my favorite things to do when I travel is to feel into the energy of a place.
Pay attention to how you feel in each moment.
Surrender all resistance or inner-drama as soon as you feel it.
Follow the feeling of fun and excitement.
Trust the Cosmos to take care of you.
Reach for a feeling of relaxed happiness.
Make all of your desires okay.
Lately, I’ve noticed that I feel better when I make stuff. Notice I said stuff and not art because I don’t consider myself an artist even though I love living a creative life.
There is something about making stuff that reminds me of who I am—a creator. I am a creator with energetic roots grounded in the nourishing soil of my Source, the ultimate Creator.
That’s what we are—creators. We are constantly creating all day long.
Inspirational Heroes are different than normal heroes—if there can be such a thing as a “normal” hero.
Inspirational heroes ignite something within your spirit that calls to YOU specifically in some way. They help you to remember something important about yourself.
This reminder can feel kind of vague, almost like trying to remember a dream.
Or it can feel like a road sign pointing you in a particular direction that you didn’t remember you wanted to travel.
Now that we are in the thick of 2020, you might have begun to notice a new spiritual theme of creativity showing up for you.
The worldwide pandemic has hit the proverbial pause button on the old recording of busyness and over-scheduling. The current “pause” has created more space and time in daily life.
Take advantage of this unique experience. You now have the opportunity to reflect inwardly, connect to what you really want for your life,
So many things had to go right for us to be here.
Imagine, an accumulation of God’s thoughts transformed into the perfect atmosphere for us, all the while, the rest of the Cosmos is tended to and loved as much as we are.
My friend, you are one of many, but the volume of numbers does not in any way dilute your value to the whole.
Thank you for your willingness to participate.
Intentional movement is an important part of the spiritual path because it helps you to BE in your body. When you move on purpose, you bring your full attention to the container that you occupy. You immerse yourself in the here and now–in the present moment where you eternally live.
Plus, your body is beautiful!
It wants to be in a loving relationship with you. It wants to love you and be loved by you.
May sweetness soothe your soul when it needs rest.
May playfulness be your constant friend.
May your days be sprinkled with inner wisdom.
And your nights be filled with dreams of remembering your true-self.
May your heart sing to the drum only you can hear.
May love illuminate your way home.
May you easily follow the call of your soul.
Most people mean well — (including me.)
They make suggestions, give advice, share stories about their own experiences, and offer encouragement or warnings for your “own good.”
But, they’re not you.
Don’t get me wrong — we are more alike than different because we originate from the same Source, but your life is layered and dynamic. You are constantly changing and morphing according to your current energy, intentions, and ability to listen to your inner wisdom.