Spiritual Journey

Give Every Day A Chance

It’s been one of those days when I woke up feeling like shit that has turned into glorious auspiciousness. Just goes to show me that you can’t call a day too soon. Give each day a chance. Even the ones when you roll out of bed feeling miserable and don’t want to do anything but stay in bed and indulge…

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Spiritual Journey, Uncategorized

Abandon Hope, and Victory is Yours

I’ve written about surrender before. It’s one of those buzzwords that is probably in danger of losing its meaning.  That’s why I love the lojong teaching: “Abandon any hope of fruition.” I am working with Pema Chodron’s book, Always Maintain a Joyful Mind, and in it, she presents 59 slogans and corresponding brief commentaries. Like a deck of angel cards…

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Psychology

Is any personality not disordered?

Clinical psychologists demarcate 10 personality types as personality disorders. These are long-standing patterns of relating that cause impairment in one’s relationship to oneself and others. Each consists of a set of features, and when someone has a certain number of features, then they are said to have the disorder. To my knowledge, I’ve never been diagnosed with a personality disorder,…

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Spiritual Journey

The Meditator’s Performance-Enhancing Drug

Society is trying to wake up. And, it is using coffee to do so. You don’t have to be very perceptive to see that nearly everyone is addicted to caffeine. Unfortunately, this habit only leads to a pervasive fixation on speed, efficiency, and distraction. People race through their lives faster than ever before, neurotically ticking boxes off their to-do lists.…

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Spiritual Journey

Metaphor is Reality

The ocean of samsara is literal. It’s not a metaphor. The ocean is composed of many water molecules. The water stores information. It stores memory. It stores the memory of all of human existence. It stores the memory of samsara, the cycle of birth old age sickness and death. It reinforces this pattern and this cycle. The cycle is conditioned…

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Health, Health Education, Self-Care

9 Keys to Wellness

I’ve remembered the keys to feeling really truly deeply good. My personal recipe for success 🙂 Meditation. Every morning first thing. This is nonnegotiable. I enjoy guided meditation and have found my visualization and clairvoyance really open up since I began using Jai Release last October. The humming meditation helps clear away any energetic residue from dream time or the…

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Spiritual Journey

Rainforest download: We all come in with enough energy to sustain ourselves because we are ALL ONE

I took a walk through the jungle today in a new part of the island for me. I passed through a residential area with an abundance of fruit trees. Sprouted and fresh coconuts littered the ground. Jackfruit, limes, bananas, papaya, and citrus dangled from lush, dense tropical trees. I walked up and down hills past cozy resorts like ghost towns.…

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Spiritual Journey

Guilt and Gratitude for the Ocean

Today I feel the ocean’s pain. Grey skies and cloudy mist encapsulate the southern beaches of Koh Chang, echoing her sadness. In her ever-welcoming embrace, I stare into endless platinum waves. Her frequency remains high despite all that we do. High enough to continue generating and raising the frequency of all life on the planet.  We all come from her.…

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Special Diet, Spiritual Journey

Transforming Thoughts Into Things

I was starting to get sketched out around noon. Low blood sugar. Morning went well with meditation, yoga, and spirited walking in the jungle.  I experienced sharp pangs of self-doubt and fear, as I finished up my last IIN Health Coaching module. I just saw barriers to success in helping people and establishing the financial freedom to live comfortably. I…

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Poetry, Spiritual Journey, travel

The ocean is my role model

I want to be like the ocean in the gulf of Thailand just off the western coast of Koh Phangan. The ocean here is calm and still with the gentlest of waves trailing each other, one by one, in the rhythmic procession towards and away from shore. She embraces and accepts everyone who ventures out into her waters. Her salt…

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