Friday, November 25, 2011


There is no substitution
for your touch
can simulate your kiss
eyes closed
looking for remnants of
slight accuracy
but only you
will suffice

No hay sustitución
para su contacto
puede simular tu beso
los ojos cerrados
en busca de restos de
exactitud ligera
pero sólo ti
que será suficiente

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It Feels...

in this shared
I shine
as you shine
pure joy
it feels
we radiate
attuned to
the natural
state of

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Sit with Yourself...

…not necessarily in standard meditation, but it’s something to try.

We pick up a lot of things on the road of life. And even when we think we’ve left something behind, it usual resonates deep within us, adding weight that we choose not to pinpoint - but why? Surely this journey can be a bit lighter. Let’s acknowledge the weight, and then set it free.

Start by sitting still, or lying still – all that matters is that you are still, and free from distraction. Yes, including your cell phone – turn the ringer off!

Now focus your attention inward, allowing your thoughts to come zooming back from the Universe, and center in your heart. Let the essence of who you are shine, and feel the glow within your belly. Any part of yourself you gave to another person, or to the world – call it back to you. Your love, compassion, hurt, anger, joy, intimacy…all of it…welcome it all back home. Sit with those feelings, knowing you’re present and in your body…all of you.

Now, notice what thoughts and/or feelings arise. Listen carefully and allow yourself to feel it all, but as a third party. Look at your thoughts, and listen to your thoughts as an observer. If these were the thoughts and feelings of another person, how would you view them? Any differently than you would if you were emotionally tied to the thoughts and feelings? Probably, and you will most likely be able to be more rational with yourself, finding resolution to things that may have been left undone.

While you are here, noticing/observing yourself – take note of who you are. How have you been affected? What situations affect you? What makes you smile, cry, or scream? What makes you feel strong, or weak? Without the influence of other people’s opinions, or worldviews, what are your true desires? What does your heart sound like? Are there parts you would like to work on? Are there parts you can now proudly accept? Address your fears, doubts, and regrets head on – here is where you revoke their power. Now can you sit here and forgive yourself…love yourself?

Sit here and breathe in who you are. You are beautiful. You are unique. You are divine. You are love.


Saturday, October 1, 2011


Relationships, like all situations in life, offer opportunities to learn and grow. Sometimes the lessons are wrapped in petals, and other times the lessons seem to be all thorns. Either way, the most important element is choice - our choice to bloom, or wilt.

Recently I was told that we are entitled to walk away from relationships, guilt free, if we recognize the lessons within them. The choice is ours – it is our contract, and we say when it has been fulfilled. On the other hand, it may be the other person who wants to end the contract. Let them. Regardless of which side it has ended on…if it has ended, it has ended. See the lessons, and be thankful for whatever you learned. You have grown.

Love will undoubtedly linger, as it should – it doesn’t die, or adhere to direction.

Stay or go; we should act in love, always.

If what is being thrown at us isn’t loving, or we are not acting in love – back up. Be honest in your evaluation of the situation. Does your contract need to be altered, or has it reached its end? Were the lessons for you, or them – or both? We know in our hearts when a situation isn’t “good” for us. We know when we’re being unkind, simply because we have outgrown the situation. We know when it’s over.

Sometimes ‘goodbye’ is the loving thing to say.

Monday, September 12, 2011


Instead of stroking the ego, shouldn’t we smack it?

When we ego-stroke, the actions are usually of no benefit to anyone but self, and usually at the expense of reality. Is this really what needs to be done in order to develop confidence? Do we not know self worth without expansion of ego?

I believe the opposite to be true. Without need of egotism to maintain self-assurance, I believe we then have the potential to radiate beautifully. Then, and only then, can we shine and admire the shine of others. There is no need to diminish the light of another for yours to be seen. And if you disagree, well – I think you need to check your ego.

Ego lies and paints exquisitely over truth. The paint eventually cracks though, exposing the lies ego tried to disguise as reality. Why bother? Can you really feel good by creating false perceptions? Regardless of the portrait you present, you know how ‘ugly’ the picture is even if others do not. And this truth will rot in your core until you smack ego and become honest. Be true to you.

Yes, ego is a troublemaker. Aside from creating false realities, ego has a way of making us act with ill intent. You know what I’m talking about. Think of how many times ego urged you to say hateful things to intentionally hurt another. How many times has ego encouraged you to act in spite, or to use manipulation to make you seem to have the upper hand? Trust me…that kind of ball will certainly deflate in your court.

Test yourself. Think before you act. Think before you react. What is your intention? Is it good, or just a maneuver to save face, or boost your ego? Is the action or reaction honest? Is it really what you want to say, or do? Consider yourself, while still considering others. We are connected.

Heart-Stroke. Ego-Smack. It will make you a better person.

Friday, September 9, 2011

When the Lights Went Out

San Diego paused yesterday. The whole county lost power from around 3:45 pm, to 10:50 pm. Yes, we were without electricity for seven hours, and it was over 90 degrees. Initially, some people worried, not only because of the length of time, but because the power outage was so widespread. Grocery stores and restaurants closed, you couldn’t utilize ATM machines, some people were stuck in elevators, traffic was a cluster of hot and irritable motorist, and others were running out of gas – left and right.

As chaotic as it was for some, others, like myself, enjoyed the forced action of socializing. People were outside talking to neighbors, and kids were actually playing outdoors.

For many, dinner became an issue. We had to be creative. I had chicken, but couldn’t use the stove. My friend had a grill, but didn’t have any food. Solution: my friend brought over the grill and we ate barbeque chicken. It’s was great! My neighbors even came out with their own food for the grill, and everyone offered to share what they had – food, drinks, candles, etc. Even more, the darkness of the city exposed beautiful stars. It was a beautiful night, filled with love and laughter.

Interesting how communal the city became when the lights went out. It could have been such an inconvenience, and for some I’m sure it was, but for many it was a much needed dose of community!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Healing Self...

If you believe, as I do, that we are made of energy, surrounded by energy, and all things are energetic – it is then feasible that we can utilize energy to heal ourselves; body, mind, and spirit.

In my quest to heal myself, I became a certified Reiki Practitioner (RP), and incorporated daily meditation into my life. Not only have I noticed change and growth within myself, I have also become more aware of all that surrounds me. Even more, I’ve become conscious of the energy I put out into the universe, and the energy that invades my space. We affect everything, and with that comes great responsibility.

One of the most significant challenges I’ve been faced with is recognizing and attempting to let go of my ego. Ego seems to be in constant conflict with the heart, with truth, and with the higher self. With this, I have found it essential to think about the ‘why’ and reasoning behind my actions; to be honest about the consequences of my actions; and ultimately act in kindness, always. This practice has helped me check my ego on several occasions.

Another tool I’ve used in my healing practice is to recite the mantra, ‘Just for today…’ which is the first line of the Reiki Principals (…I will not be angry. I will not worry. I will be grateful. I will do my work honestly. I will be kind to myself, and all living things.). That phrase alone has helped me to be present. It can be challenging not to think about tomorrow, to let go of yesterday, or to maintain balance of emotions. Being present helps create awareness and helps reduce unnecessary stressors that we place on ourselves.

Then of course, there is importance in balancing oneself: balance of mind, body, and spirit. As I mentioned above, I practice Reiki and meditation, daily, in order to heal. This includes balancing flow of energy, opening and aligning chakras, elongating moments of inner-peace, and grounding.

Healing yourself is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Take time everyday to connect with body, mind, and spirit. Find harmony in balance.


Friday, August 12, 2011


If actualizing our manifestations were as simple as focused intent, I would have already won the lottery jackpot. If creating our reality was as easy as visualizing it, I would have traveled the world by now, only to return to my dream home, here in California.

My determination, coupled with my need to believe that I can manifest my own destiny, will not allow me to stop intending and visualizing, no matter the gruesome waiting period.
I’ve come to the realization that there must be a missing link. There must be a piece to the laws of attraction puzzle that I need to locate. My other concern is that perhaps all things will happen in their own time, not ours. But is there a way we can compromise on timing…as in meeting half way, meaning RIGHT NOW.

My impatience, while being forced to wait, reminds me that I need to check my ego. If I won the lottery ten years ago, I may have made some poor financial decisions; where as if I won today, I’d use better judgment – now having a clearer picture of what I want in life. I am forced to make the picture clearer as I wait, because I have no other choice but to plan until the jackpot check has my name on it.

Ahhhh – could this be the missing piece? Does the picture need to be crystal-clear for actualization? Do we need to make baby-manifesting-steps that lead to the bigger-picture of the manifestation? Perhaps.

Through patience comes clarity, and through clarity comes better decision making. Once our minds are clear, would we even want the same things? Is it possible that what we think we want is not the truth of our subconscious mind? Are we blocking ourselves?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


It’s amazing to me that we still create separation in regards to whose problem “it” is. Our planet. Our problem.

You can’t turn on the television, or log on the computer without news of destruction and dismay occurring, worldwide. And while there are many concerned about the welfare of others, there are also many that are not concerned with the world at large. Too many are only concerned with what they believe to affect their immediate lives. Well, again – our planet, our problem.

The turmoil may start in one concentrated area, but the impact is always greater than the starting point. Whether we are affected financially, emotionally, physically, spiritually, etc – the root cause does not always stem from our own backyard, so to speak.

On the flip side, the solution(s) will have greater impact if efforts are communal. The saying “It takes a village” comes to mind. It does, and the scope is greater than we seem to realize. Our village is global.

We have to wake up.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Today's Meditation

Today I was consumed with noise, only until I recognized the silence surrounding me.

My mind was racing with thoughts of tomorrow, the next hour, the next minute…the chaos happening in London, to the news occurring here in the United States. Then the noise became louder as I realized how consumed I was. I began to scream, internally, but quickly caught myself. I paused…looked around, and noticed the stillness in-between movements. I heard the silence in-between sound. In that very moment, I began meditation. It was beautiful, and the first time I was provoked to meditate without premeditation.

Take time to acknowledge moments of stillness. Create moments of stillness.