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Living the Four Agreements : Part 2 Don't Take Anything Personally

The second of the Four Agreements is: Don't Take Anything Personally.  Everyone is offended about something these days. Being offended gives away your power and shows that you have more spiritual work to do. Keeping a clear head and not allowing your emotions to control you, helps to empower you to take actions that help yourself and those around you. 

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Living the Four Agreements: Be Impeccable With Your Word

When people ask for informational reading for spiritual growth and healing, among the top ten books we recommend is: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. While most spiritual reading is centered on the self, this book helps us to cut through the dramas that have hurt us in the past and to create better, more positive relationships. The first of the Four Agreements is: Be Impeccable With Your Word.Our words are important. They not only give information, but they tell others who we are. 

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Shadow Work: Dealing with Your Dark Side

Most of us learn from a young age that there two sides to everything. We have yes and no, good and bad and light and dark. We see the “yes, good and light,” as the states we desire to achieve and the “no, bad and dark” as that which we should strive to avoid. As children, we live for the “good girl/boy” moments, the good grades and the things that make us smile: candy, cartoons and summer vacations. We avoid the green vegetables, books and the discipline of the learning environment. While the lighter things in life are certainly blessings, it is our darkness that enables us to grow. The test that we breezed through may quickly fade in our...

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Solar Eclipse and Our Inner Planets

In this Summer of Retrograde, we have reached another important event. Today there is a solar eclipse. This is the third eclipse this summer and the final one of the year.  The solar eclipse inspires new beginnings. This eclipse in Leo, highlights our hobbies and things that we feel passionate about. What have you enjoyed doing in the past that you no longer do? It might be time to start it up again. What did you enjoy as a child that you are no longer "allowed" to do as an adult? Did you paint? Play an instrument? Sing or dance? Look for classes or buy a book or do an internet search of something that makes you want to giggle...

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Be Your Own Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day! This day brings up mixed emotions. If you are in a relationship, you may feel happy and grateful. If you are single, you might feel lonely and depressed. A relationship, while it can be harmonious and fulfilling, is no guarantee of happiness. Your friends on social media, most likely, post their happiest moments only and leave out the fights, miscommunication and stress that can occur when sharing your life with another.  If a loving relationship is your goal, you must start with yourself. If you don't feel love towards yourself, you will never attract a satisfying relationship. You can have fun for a while, but in the end, those feelings of self-hatred and insecurity will come back...

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