The journey of 1000 miles begins with one step

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Easter is a time of hope, renewal and new beginnings
 

Over the holiday I attended a level 2 Kundalini teacher training in a monastery near Kathmandu.  Rising at 0400 each day for practice and chanting, listening to the monks and living a simple life is therapeutic on many levels.  Now I am doing one hour of an assigned meditation every day for 90 consecutive days; miss a day, start over.  This will require discipline, determination and action. Yet doing so will provide insights and transformation as well as a sense of accomplishment. 

 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

 Today was day 1. After all, what is not started today is never finished tomorrow. Johann van Goethe

I invite you to join me in this journey of self renewal and growth.  For like the flowers that bloom through the snow, we too can rise above challenges to find clarity so i close my eyes to old ends and open my eyes to new beginnings. anon 

The instructions and link for the mantra meditation can be found  here.

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.” – Dale Turner

Let go, let grow

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Courage is the power to let go of the familiar  Raymond LIndquist

I am a procrastinator, especially when it means clearing closets. Reminiscing over when I wore a dress that honestly I will NEVER fit into again or perusing books and files accumulated over 25 years of consulting made me focus on Is it useful? Is it beautiful? or Can I live without it?  It is not an easy task for me to let go of that which has defined me over the years.  Fortunately I found happy new homes for the bags of memories.

This also applies to other areas of our lives. Letting go of what was unlocks freedom for growth.  This is not to dismiss what once was, but rather, Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.- Albert Einstein .  

 In the end only three things matter, how much you lived, how gently you loved and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. Buddha 
For
When I let go of what I am, I become what i might be.
When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need. Tao Te Ching


I look forward to a future of possibilities.  This week I invite you to shed that which is outgrown, out dated or no longer defines the you of the future.

Passion and Purpose

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. Rabindranath Tadore   Last week I celebrated a significant birthday and reaffirmed the next chapter of my life is one filled with passion and purpose. My intention is to make the rest of my days count.   The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain   I believe I know why.  The beginning of a new year also provides an opportunity for personal growth. To remember that   Your past is a life lesson, not a life sentence.   2+0+1+9 added together and then added together again achieves the single digit 3. According to  astrostyle.com  three is the vibration of creative self-expression emanating joy, optimism, social engagement and communication. Universally, we are being offered energy infusing creativity, fun and connection into all that we do in a newfound sense of purpose and power to inspire and uplift others.   This week I invite you to consider your purpose, to consider your life journey and embrace the energies of the new universal year to fuel your passion to embody your dreams. After all, your inner   Power is the ability to achieve purpose. Martin Luther King

The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough. Rabindranath Tadore

Last week I celebrated a significant birthday and reaffirmed the next chapter of my life is one filled with passion and purpose. My intention is to make the rest of my days count.

The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. Mark Twain

I believe I know why.
The beginning of a new year also provides an opportunity for personal growth. To remember that

Your past is a life lesson, not a life sentence.

2+0+1+9 added together and then added together again achieves the single digit 3. According to astrostyle.com three is the vibration of creative self-expression emanating joy, optimism, social engagement and communication. Universally, we are being offered energy infusing creativity, fun and connection into all that we do in a newfound sense of purpose and power to inspire and uplift others.

This week I invite you to consider your purpose, to consider your life journey and embrace the energies of the new universal year to fuel your passion to embody your dreams. After all, your inner

Power is the ability to achieve purpose. Martin Luther King

Change your mind, change your life

If it ain't broke don't fix it.

I was brought up to take care of my possessions, polish my shoes, darn holes and fix buttons to get the maximum use of each item.  Today its called eco-conscious. We called it normal.

When it comes to our bodies we are never the same from one minute to the next.  They are in constant renewal.  It takes 60 seconds for a red blood cell to circumnavigate the body or 7 years for the body to completely renew itself. As our bodies rejuvenate so must our thinking and way of being.  

Last night I presented a workshop called Stop, Reflect and Redirect to the Women's Network at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.  It was a snippet of a longer workshop with the intent to take a snapshot of one's life.  Habits and our way of being can become stale, leaving us lethargic, uninspired and demotivated.  By changing one simple thought or incorporating one new habit regularly we can radically change our lives. 

Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale

A good friend resisted all my efforts to attend one of my yoga classes by saying, "I don't DO yoga' based on a previous experience she preferred to forget. I assured her Kundalini was different and that she could do all the exercises and meditations sitting in a chair.  Despite her protestations her mind was open to change.  At the end of the class her radiant smile and obvious transformation warmed the cockles of my heart.  This one class has changed her life.

The trouble is, you think you have time.  Buddha

This week I invite you to think of one mindset or belief you hold to be true and open yourself to the possibility that it could change.  You may surprise yourself.

If you can't change your mind, why have one? Edward Debono

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