Posts Tagged ‘Zen’
Some people simply add value to our lives. Kindred souls are true friends who make us feel that sharing space with them, or being around them, is right where we are meant to be. I call that comfortable, blissful feeling “being in Zen.”
Then of course we have all experienced sharing space with toxic people who make us feel like we need to leave immediately, because if we don’t take action we will soon start to feel depleted or drained. I like to describe that feeling as “going against the grain.” It very much feels like I’m doing something that doesn’t feel right, or that I am not where I’m supposed to be. Read the rest of this entry »
Meditation. One simple word that makes many people uneasy. As soon as I mention it to people, I hear 50 different reasons why they believe they can’t do it. But I know what a wonderful, beautiful thing meditation can be.
According to the Chopra Center meditation offers benefits on all levels of mind, body and soul, including reduced stress and anxiety, decreased blood pressure, lower cholesterol, better use of oxygen by the body, increased production of the anti-aging hormone DHEA and improved sleep.
I personally know the difference daily meditation makes inside my mind, and out there in the real world. So, when people are bewildered by it, I find it difficult to relate. In a quest to better understand the struggle some people face in their meditation practice, I have therefore explored some of the more common complaints I often hear. In the process I have formulated some guidelines that may help to make mediation less intimidating. Read the rest of this entry »
Everyone enjoys companionship in some way, shape or form. One of my favorite sources is the domestic cat. I believe those of us who are “owned by cats” will live longer than those who live without at least one cat in their life.
Think of their versatility: home defense against small varmints, free earthquake alarm, lap warming, purr therapy, and so much more. However, the main reason why I love my two cats so much is their silent gift of unconditional love. Cats are very ritualistic. They tend to come to you when you need them the most. It’s almost like they can feel your energy, they just sense when you need a friend, and without a thought, they are there, to comfort, heal and love. When I go to bed every night, my cat always jumps up and sleeps near my head. Faithfully every night. Read the rest of this entry »
“What’s my Life’s Mission?” Really? Many people seem to want to find their “life’s mission” these days. But let’s look at this question… and the shame that lays beneath it.
What is the “mission” of a rose? Or a purring cat? Does the sunrise need a mission? As if we are not good enough to exist without “doing” something that is big enough to get noticed, and acknowledged as a mission. And, as if we have some say in defining how we serve Spirit.
We merely need to be the best rose, sunrise, platypus, worm, ant (you get the picture) that we can be. If we have a “bigger mission,” we can trust Spirit to let us know. In the meantime, let’s do what is in front of our face. As Zen often states, “chop wood, carry water.” Eat well. Heal your childhood issues. After all, we picked our family of origin for that reason – to stir up Soul issues we need to work on in this lifetime. Read the rest of this entry »
Much like a computer, if you don’t keep your mind clear and sometimes take necessary steps to keep it running smoothly, it can give you some grief in the long run. You will find in the end that you are not happy, lack awareness and even suffer depression.
When our minds don’t function properly, our life doesn’t seem to be as fulfilled as it could be. Achieving this state of clarity, serenity and mental smooth sailing is what I call “living in a state of Zen.”
Have you been going about your life in a constant mad rush with your mind all over the place? This is not living in Zen. If you don’t need it, discard it from your mind. This way you will have the extra space to bring in things that actually serve your highest good and help you to be a happier healthier individual. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been doing psychic readings now for many, many moons. A favorite piece of advice I have been sharing with my clients over the years is to write stuff down when you are stressed. Just get it on paper, in any way, shape or form that you can!
When you feel depressed, distressed, angry or anxious, simply grab a pen or pencil and express how you feel. Write a letter, or some poetry, post your thoughts on the Facebook, or even blog about it. Expressing feelings in written words can be a huge relief and allows you to get them out of your system and release toxic emotions.
When you write how you feel, you are also letting it go. Many clients have expressed to me that they actually feel lighter and less stressed or anxious after writing a note to God or a short poem. Read the rest of this entry »
I can’t tell you how many times I get calls from clients asking me to see why they are having communication issues with their husbands, wives, boyfriends and girlfriends. All kinds of miscommunication problems arise in love and romantic relationships, so I will go in and aim to pinpoint what it is that is causing them grief.
First, I always look to see if their other half is cheating. I also check to see if there is what I call a “love cord connection”, just to make sure there is soul growth to be had within the connection. I also see what issues they have to work on in this incarnation, because if there is a love cord connection odds are they have had many past lifetimes with the person. Read the rest of this entry »
I know a few friends who feel they have to control everything. They are seldom happy. Always frazzled. They seem to have this constant air of uptightness and anxiousness about them.
Do you know anyone like this? Often times, when doing readings for people who have control issues, there is a song that usually comes to mind for me: Let It Be by John Lennon and The Beatles. It is a wonderful song that talks about letting things just be and go where they are supposed to.
I have found that people that feel they have to have everything a certain way, who try to dominate how things are going to be, have so much unnecessary distress in their lives. People who instead just go with the flow, and allow life happen as it will, generally are more serene and often even seem to be in a state of bliss. Read the rest of this entry »