When I was 13 years old my grandfather went to prison for molesting my cousin. That year a bomb hit my family. I was close to my aunts, uncles and cousins. We had family parties for birthdays and holidays, we spent a lot of time together. My family was shattered when this happened. My parents separated briefly and my relationship with my extended family would never be the same.
Now more than ever we need peace in our hearts to make peace in our world. Our internal emotional weather impacts our communities and ultimately the world. We have a challenge and a job to do to maintain our inner calm in order to support outer calm. There are several ways to do this. The most effective is to focus on ourselves and our own needs first. When we feel desperate and like our needs are not met we are not peaceful.
When someone asks me if a relationship is going to work the first thing I look for is an energy match between the two people. This match occurs in the Heart Chakra and essentially means that the two energy bodies vibrate at the same rate. When you are an energy match with someone you feel a sense of familiarity when you meet them.
I have been thinking a lot about happiness lately. I believe that happiness is a choice that is not related to the situations, circumstances and experiences in your life. You can choose to be happy at any point in your life regardless of what is happening around you. I have put together a list of tips to help you cultivate “Happiness Thinking.”
I use the phrase Kindred Spirits all the time. I use it to refer to my guides, my radio listeners, and my friends. To me kindred Spirits are people who see and feel and understand each other at a soul level. I am blessed to have many kindred spirits in my life.
Looking back on the year, taking stock of where you have been and where you are going is a natural part of celebrating the new year. This is the time of year we tend to make resolutions, set goals and look at what we want to improve about ourselves.
I have spent the last several years learning to accept all kinds of new normal. Both of my parents died of cancer, and both of my grandmothers died. I also experienced a serious crisis of health that has changed a lot about my life. Of course, my initial reaction to all of these experiences was denial.
I have noticed that recently things seem to be falling apart for many people that I know. Not just one crisis or disaster occurs, but a series of them that seems to impact nearly every area of their lives.