Next Tuesday I'm set for surgery. A complete hysterectomy. And what I'm feeling is paradoxical. I feel both fear and trust. Both swirl in my thoughts and feelings. How to be present to that? I know that being present is essential. The last big surgery I had was a little over five years ago, a … Continue reading Surgery: Fear and Trust
Although I try to follow my intuition (because I know it's very wise), sometimes I confuse myself and don't know what to do - or not to do. This is a story of just that: I was scheduled for a biopsy last month, one that could be very painful. I had not felt comfortable with this … Continue reading Intuition and Fear: How synchronicity stepped in to make things clear for me
I like to begin my new year with an exercise that Abbey of the Arts shared several years ago - and shares again each year. It involves letting a word choose you. In ancient times, wise men and women fled out into the desert to find a place where they could be fully present to … Continue reading Letting a word for 2017 find me
And I wonder about those psychic punches. What actually happens when we share negative thoughts and feelings? Do we literally put out negative energy that others can feel?
My last post was about fear and welcoming it. I had medical scare that brought the fear, but my intuition said it wasn't a big deal. And it turned out not to be. So you'd think the past couple of weeks would have been happy, smooth-sailing ones, right? Nope! I have been very out of … Continue reading Out of the Flow
We've probably all been there. Your life is perking along. You're feeling "normal" - perhaps you even think your life is "good." And then something unexpected tilts your world. It might be a death, or something health-related, or someone tells you something that changes everything. And suddenly all that seemed "normal" five minutes ago looks … Continue reading A little post about welcoming fear
I think I've confessed before that I'm pretty judgmental. I don't want to be. But too often I find myself judging someone or something. I've tried for years - perhaps decades - to stop that judging. I remember a specific instance from back when I was teaching high school. This was probably 20 years ago. It … Continue reading When I want to JUDGE someone or something . . .