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Quote to Ponder

“What shapes our lives are the questions we ask, refuse to ask, or never think to ask.” Sam Keen

Daily Bread

One of the books I am currently reading is Entering the Castle by Carolyn Myss.  One short sentence is having an enormous impact:

‘Intention without discipline is useless.’

In my personal struggle to secure my daily bread, incorporating the spiritual component has precedence for me.  Yet, the daily demands of the mundane clatter ceaselessly for my attention.  Discipline is the heart of my effort.  Discipline is a word that for me means can’t; can’t have, can’t do, can’t become, can’t, can’t, can’t.  The favorite chant of my negative chatter-box. 

As part of my personal growth work,  I am focusing on countering that definition of discipline.  So following definitions (discipline as teaching; teaching as guidance; guidance as nurturing) I am now working to change the negative impact of discipline to a positive, supportive self-nurturing.

My intention is to grow in spirit, to mature wisely, to live a disciplined life.  I am having great success in some places and not so great in others.  And discipline is becoming the well-worn path of self-nurturing as I seek my daily bread.

Spring

Seasonal change is upon us. Spring brings renewal. As we prepare for spring-cleaning and yard sprucing, I invite you to look into ‘spring-cleaning’ your mind and renewing your spirit at this most sacred time of year.

Take a day. Honor the gift of life in all it’s myriad forms and all it’s magical beauty.

Guided Meditation

Intuitive Intensive Class 1

Make your intuition work for you!  Your intuitive mind is a vast storehouse of knowledge and information. Learn how you can tap into and benefit from this remarkable system.

Classes cannot be taken out of sequence without prior permission from the Instructor.)

Class I:  (Saturday, May 7)

  • Overview of the Intuitive Arts
  • Energy & Energetic Boundaries
  • Intuition, Literal & Symbolic
  • Beginning Excercises: 
    • Breathwork & Meditation  
    • Protection &  Grounding

 Class II:  (Saturday, May 21)

  • Intuition & Your Belief System
  • Intuition & Your Emotions
  • Blockages
  • Techniques, Guides & Tools
  • Intuitive Excercises

Class III:   (Saturday, June 4)

  • Your Dominant Intuitive Style
  • Hits, Misses & Time Lines
  • The Work of Interpretation
  • Ethics
  • Keys To Ongoing Development
  • Perspective & Practice

All classes are held at 2050 West Steele Lane in Santa Rosa from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Cost:  $50.00 per class;  10% discount when all three classes are purchased at once.  All major credit cards accepted.

Buy One Class – $50 

Buy All Three Classes – $135

This Intensive Intuitive Development Series is presented by Melannie Thomas, Intuitive Counselor, Life Coach & Expert Dream Guide.  Melannie has a nationwide clientele and has been lecturing, teaching and giving workshops on a variety of subjects for several years.

Active Spirituality

I recently read an excellent article in Spirituality & Health by Thomas Moore in which he stated what is to me a basic spiritual truth.  It is not what you believe that reflects your spirituality, but rather, “…the way you live.”

Japan

There are many times in life that we are left feeling helpless.  Certainly the situation in Japan is one of those fateful moments.  Yet, we are not powerless.  Beyond the rescue efforts in myriad forms, there is the power of prayer.  I invite you to prayers of comfort and healing for our fellow man.

From the Sanskrit

This quote  from a book I read yesterday really stuck with me and I wanted to share it with you: 

“Look to this day!  For it is life,  the very life of life… For yesterday is already a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision;  But today, well lived, makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”

Pussywillow  by Mama San Ra-Ab Rampa

Seize The Day

As we stealthily move into 2011, I invite you to seize everyday however it comes to you.  Everyday presenting the opportunity to put your best foot forward.

The New Year

I have always thought it strange that we end and begin a ‘new year’ in the middle of the winter season.  Yet, there is an aspect that seems to fit for me regarding the reflecting, planning and goal-setting for the coming year.  The winter season is a perfect time to go within; to assess the past year and all it’s glories and defeats; and, to create a plan for the coming year.

For the first time in a really long while I am feeling  excitedly optimistic about the coming year.   I have been mulling over ideas  for the past three weeks.  I am now ready to commit  my goals to paper. 

There is no doubt that part of my optimism comes from the acknowledgement of how amazingly blessed I am. 

I have a good roof over my head; I can turn on a faucet and not only get potable water, but hot potable water, and,  I can shower in this luxury in the midst of cold, dark and murky weather; I have reliable transportation; good, healthy food in my belly;  amazing services (phone, utilities, mail).  I have the love of friends and family; I am free to come and go as I please; and  I can worship the God of my choice without fear of being nailed to a cross or burned at a stake.

I invite each and every one of you to take a year-end inventory.  Give ‘thanks’ where thanks is due.  Open your mind and your heart to the possibilities awaiting you, like dormant seeds patiently preparing to sprout.

What crop are you going to plant this year?  What seeds are you going to sow?  Plan now!

Your future is in your hands!