What Do You Empower?

What Do You Empower?

A new year, first month, new week. This is the time we ask ourselves, what do I want to attract? We think, we visualize, we make lists, stick photos on our fridge. And then when nothing comes or something comes and then it goes; we wonder why. Am I underserving, am I doing something wrong or maybe I’m just unlucky or this stuff doesn’t work. It’s all bullshit and life sucks!!! Let’s just say, rather than any of that, let’s take a pause and ask ourselves, What do I empower? What do I give my energy to, what do I invest in, what do I fuel? Trump is an easy one. Everyday he’s in the news. We click into his twitter feed, we talk about him, mock him, criticize him, give opinion to him. We empower him, we fuel him with so much energy. The energy we invest in him is extreme. We have to come to terms and come clean that we get something from it. If only to feel that we are of superior intelligence to his buffoonism. We keep him large. Closer to home: Your work; you bitch daily and go in circles with the same subject of complaint about co-workers, management, customers. Your kids; What they did or didn’t do. And then as they get older and apparently are now the adults; what you did or didn’t do. Your partner; how they never want to do anything, dealing with ‘their’ families disfunction. Friends; disappointing you, judging you, overstepping boundaries, gossiping about you, and in return, you them. Yourself; everything I do is wrong, I’ll never...
The Energy of 2020

The Energy of 2020

The energy of 2020 is based on the science of Numerology. First, the math; The Universal Energy of 2020 is a “4” The equation is 2+0+2+0 = 4 2019 was the Universal Energy of “3” Some will say a new decade is upon us while others disagree and support the new decade beginning in 2021. Regardless, a new year has begun and with it a new energy. The “4” energy is all about work, getting things done and seeing to things that need attention. The “4” is a building energy and therefore it is very much about the process. Starting at the beginning and moving through each step till completion.  A strong foundation is needed to weather all that Life presents. Life at times hits hard and cracks will appear. When they do, it’s important that they are attended to and repaired well, not just glossed over, pushed aside or hidden. We all know attempting to turn a blind eye, thinking no one will notice, that it will all just be okay is foolish. The opportunity to ignore is brief. The crack grows and before you know it, becomes an abyss. This is an energy that asks you to be organized, stay on track, be on time. Putting things off, will only result is a mess occurring where things run amuck, projects come in late, miscommunication occurs you show up ‘a day late and a dollar short.’ Opportunities are missed. 2019 the Energy of “3” a social, creative energy that requires freedom and is very much about expression and standing up for ones beliefs, it seeks the truth.  We...
Living in The World

Living in The World

“You don’t change the world simply by looking at it.  You change it through the way you choose to live in it.” Film; The Aeronauts Words that catch your attention and find you asking yourself, am I merely looking at the world or am I choosing to live in it. And how am I choosing to live in it? So many ways to choose how to live in the world. Hurts my brain at times. This past fall at the annual Zonta Film Festival at the Princess Twin theatre, I viewed films that always make me think. This year  one of them was ‘Toxic Beauty’. How so much of what we put on our bodies for good hygiene and to enhance our appearance is poisoning us. A few days before I viewed one of the National Geographic documentaries at Centre in The Square, ‘The Brave Ones’ about the Akashinga Women Rangers in Zimbabwe who protect the Elephants from poachers. As they protect animals, they have now chosen to live as vegans. Then the young woman Greta Thunberg of Sweden demanding us to wake up to climate change and change! Every day someone, some where is asking us to be good to one another, good to our planet, good to ourselves. As the year comes to a close and a new decade is upon us there are so many things to think about, to ask ones self.  Many of us have had a great ride. So many choices, just buying what catches our eye, tastes good, helps us to look good and smell good. We take for granted that after...
The Place You Come From

The Place You Come From

The place you come from is important.  I’m not talking geography.  I’m talking intention.  I’m talking the energy you align to. Think about it, sit down, pour a cup of… and mullonder.*  Most importantly be honest with yourself. For the past few years I’ve been out and about stretching myself. I’ve gone on week long discoveries, retreats, attended lectures, classes. I’ve placed myself in realities that in the course of the average day I may not find myself in. I’ve met people who have strong beliefs, opinions, views, perspectives. People who advocate for others, ideas, lifestyles, to promote awareness and initiate change, supporting freedom of choice and life. I’ve come away with lots to think about.  Throughout this experience I have to say, that in amongst the information and opening myself up to change, I have heard and felt the energy of anger. So much so, I’ve needed to step away from time to time before I go back for more. It makes me ask, can you advocate for change and reap success fuelled by anger? When you are royally pissed off and you let out a primal scream of, “No More!” You do get people to sit up and take notice. But when you keep yelling and attacking, you will attract more to be angry at.  Universal Law; Like Attracts Like. And do remember that anger is Fear. And Fear is not true power. And then on a Sunday evening in September, I’m in Toronto at a club listening to Xavier Rudd from Australia and between songs he shares what he is standing for.  He wants the environment...
Embarrassing Expectations

Embarrassing Expectations

There is the conversation where you attempt to tell someone something or perhaps someone attempts to tell you something and you hear from another or yourself, “I know, I know.” When this is uttered it more often than not translates into, “Leave me be.”  We learn how to say, “No,” long before we say, “Know.” Therefore, when we are not applying what we know and someone is pointing that out, we reply with, “I know, I know.” Which, again, is, “No” in an attempt to shut them down. However, there is a phrase, “To know and not to use, is not to know.” This is where my story begins. Each week, I draw some cards, as a focus for the next seven days. This weeks Permission card, read; “I give myself permission to be embarrassed.” I don’t feel, I embarrass easily, as I generally come clean when I make an error. I may feel bad, perhaps foolish, but embarrassed. Hmmm, not sure? One thing about the drawing of cards is that what you receive may take a bit for the light to come on. The other thing is that you will receive what you need and not necessarily what you want. I had been in the doldrums for a while and as much as I felt I was trying to shake it off and shift, I was slipping right back into my slump. Monday arrived and I drew the card “Permission to be Embarrassed.” Needless to say, not what I wanted. By Tuesday, I got it, and yes I allowed myself to be embarrassed. I had allowed myself to...