spirituality

Finding Blessings in Our Resistance

Our resistance in life is a surefire sign that God is trying to do a work in us and through us. Resistance is a form of fear; it masquerades as something like procrastination but at the core of your resistance is fear of something. Fear is always an indication of where (or what) God is asking us to step forward into.

We hold the most fear in the areas we need to move in because our ego knows there is much at stake—fear is it’s only prevention and preservation mechanism. God asks us to move where there is the most resistance because wherever the most fear lies is where God is calling us toward: into growth and challenge and blessings and purpose — all things that can only be found outside the comfort of our ego. 

How To Let Go and Embrace the New

We have to let go of the life behind us to embrace the life in front of us.

Life is ever-changing, a fluid dance that fluctuates at a moment’s notice. The only thing we can count on is that things will change. If we cannot let go of the life behind us we will miss out on the one unfolding in front of us.

Acceptance is one of the most difficult aspects of letting go; it is painful to accept what we do not want to face or see or believe. We’d rather hold onto something and stay in denial than face the facts before us: that the life we knew isn’t the life we have now, and things aren’t ever going to be the same. We can mourn the way things were and cherish the memories but to hold tight to what was prevents us from experiencing what is today and what can be tomorrow.

Teaming Up With God

Faith, trust and expectation of God’s power, goodness and blessings surely sets the stage for miracles. By going it completely alone, we lose out on Divine access to endless support around us. It’s as if we are on the court playing against a team of opponents (let’s call them “life”) and we are trying to score. We could call in God, a team of Angels and Heavenly guides to assist us, but we may feel it’s entirely on our shoulders to get the ball in the basket.

Faith and trust are also our teammates. They clear away the bad energies that otherwise block our way to the other end of the court and invite in our Spiritual Support team. Faith sets us up to believe there is a God and an army of Angels alongside us. When we not only know this to be true, but wholeheartedly trust in them, we can circumvent much of the fear that otherwise stops us in our tracks. 

The Beauty Behind Death

As I drove home from work on a particularly blustery day, windows down and music blaring, I felt the cool yet strong wind rush into the car. I could have sworn something flew through the window, but I couldn’t see any evidence of it. When I pulled into the driveway, underneath the music, I heard a faint buzzing noise. Sure enough, in the cup holder was evidence that I'd indeed noticed a visitor.

A tiny bee buzzed about, rolling on her back and then onto her feet. I immediately took a photo to send to my friend whom I have a bee connection with; often a bee flies into my surrounding as a reminder to reach out to her. By the time I sent the image via text, I took notice of the bee's apparent struggle. I attempted to assist her departure by removing the extraneous objects that laid strewn in my cup holder: a few pennies, a bobby pin and an old hamsa keychain. Still, the bee couldn’t make her way out of the cupholder and onto her flight path to safety outside my soon-to-be smoldering hot car. 

Secrets of Manifestation

Now is a perfect time for setting intentions and charting new beginnings. I'd like to share a philosophy of manifestation that deeply resonated in my heart when I first encountered it exactly two years ago. I am here to pass along this wisdom nugget along with my own experience of manifesting my wildest dreams.

Intentions usually involve something we'd like to become or see happen or aspire to; the Law of Attraction shakes up the idea of intention setting altogether. By choosing to embody what we want to become (or what we desire to achieve) as if we already are what we aspire to become (or wish to manifest), we enact the Law of Attraction.

{Video} The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a tricky thing yet it holds incredible power to transform our lives. Left untouched, the negative feelings we harbor will pervade our very existence with the low vibration caused by bitterness.

Waiting for the perpetrator to apologize or even acknowledge their responsibility is handing them the key to our wellbeing (as if it's their right to affect us adversely). When we decide to take back our key, we use the power of forgiveness to set ourselves free.

Disney Princesses: The Underlying Message of Self Love

On my journey to find self love, I found myself gravitating toward my favorite Disney songs as a form of uplifting and fairy-tale inspiration. I have been the girl who wished upon a star for her prince to come along, only to discover that I didn't need to be rescued or to be loved by another; I needed to rescue (and love) myself. Before I made this discovery, I found my prince charming and got engaged shortly after. This relationship served as a revealing mirror as I uncovered the paralyzing lack of confidence and self-love lingering beneath my fairy tale. I lost sight of the woman I was before I became defined by my relationship, and over time my partner also lost sight of the woman he chose to marry. We called off the wedding four months before saying "I do."

Learn to Love Those Who Hate

I am saddened and heartbroken today over the acts of violence in Charlottesville. I sat with the news written on my heart looking for words that could overcome frustration and focus on love and social justice on a deep level. This is what came through when I prayed for the right words.

God calls us to love with compassion, tolerance and acceptance, so we must try to look past acts of hatred and violence to see a person that clearly learned to hate.

How To Create Your Desired Reality

How To Create Your Desired Reality

We are the creators of our reality: our thoughts, beliefs, actions and feelings define our experience, and it is up to us to align everything we think, say, believe and do with our desired outcomes.

God desires the very best for us, but as long as we stay trapped by our self-imposed limitations, we cannot open up to the miracles that are waiting in the limitless vastness that is God’s universe.

Me Plus God Equals Solution

We are the co-conspirator of our deepest dreams: you + God = solution.

If we desire a positive outcome, we must expect a positive outcome by believing the answers to our prayers are already here.

Spiritual truth tells us that every solution we seek is already completely resolved; the only barrier that exists is us.