Acceptance / Adaptability / awareness / Being present / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Faith / Gratitude / Love / We Are Connected

Thankful for… Yes, AND

I’m thankful for: The air I breathe ANDThe humbling reminder we don’t live forever. The people who care ANDThe people–whether harsh or vulnerable–who remind us we need to be more empathetic. The opportunity to pause, look inward, and work out my issues ANDThe opportunity to recognize and embrace others are either acting out or working … Continue reading

How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?
Adaptability / awareness / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Faith / Fear / Love / Relationships / Staying Positive / We Are Connected

How Do We Get Back to Being ONE?

On top of the usual tears and lump in my throat that catch me each year around 9/11, I also feel a different kind of deep sadness, the same I’ve felt for the past several years, the same I’ve felt ever since politically incorrect, brash, aggressive, separatist words and actions have overthrown common decency in … Continue reading

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras
Being present / Breathing exercises / Changing my ways / Creativity / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Imagination / meditation / Playing in the Mud

First Deep Meditation, Part I: Whales, Dolphins, Auras

I don’t usually make time for meditating. Sitting in silence for an extended period of time with my eyes closed usually grates my nerves, but recently I was successful in quieting my mind while sitting in a 6-foot wide, 2-foot deep pool in my backyard. I started with a breathing exercise I recently learned where … Continue reading

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
Adaptability / awareness / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Forgiveness / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office
BASIC NEEDS series / Empathy / Love / We Are Connected

Human Kindness: I Found Love at a Dental Office

It’s been a tough year, an emotionally heavy year. I’ve seen the worst in people this year–the absolute worst–and I’m unsettled with what I’ve seen. But SPRING is here, and I’m inspired once again by the first flowers of the season. They remind me of the promise of rebirth and hope, enough that I’m starting … Continue reading

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?
Adaptability / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Freedom / Imagination / Playing in the Mud

“X” Marks the Spot, But Can You See It?

What if the treasure isn’t BELOW you? What if it’s ABOVE you? What if it’s simply IN you? Is your perspective so ingrained that you would miss the sign, even an obvious one? What if DOWN is really UP? And UP is really DOWN? What if there is no UP or DOWN, only HERE and … Continue reading

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Guidance — the_tovarysh_connection

Healing words from a dear fellow blogger, The Tovarysh Connection . . . You are not alone You have not been forgotten or forsaken The guidance continues to be here for you And for all who seek it. Dear Ones, in times of great distress and turmoil there continues to be a safe haven from … Continue reading