Navigating Your Gifts

We are all here to expose all of our gifts. I truly believe that with all of my being. The bigger question is how do we navigate our gifts? Which one of them do we concentrate on and who do we bless them with and when? I could not possibly answer that question for each and every person that reads this blog. I think you know this very well. However, as each day goes by I truly work at letting another gift be strengthened in one way or another. Its challenging because just like children, you fear that you may concentrate on one more than the others and somehow make them feel less than or left out. This is the challenge and this is also the process that must be constantly crafted and also allowed to flow in its own way.

   Many times people have asked me what I like to do the most. Is it singing, dancing, playing, acting, writing stories and lyrics, taking photos,or public speaking? The answer that I never ever give to anyone is, I like to do as many of them as I possibly can, either …

The Art Of Giving And Receiving

Many times in our lives we are given something and we don't necessarily know why. It may be because someone remembered that we did something for them and they just wanted to appreciate us. It could also be a situation where a person just cares for us and they want to show us. We don't always see it coming, and that is just fine actually. To be a human being that actually allows themselves to receive is a strong virtue in my humble opinion.

  Recently, I gave an item to someone that I just wanted to gift with something that they wanted. I had several of this particular item and I wanted them to have one of their own. I told them that they can get it from me whenever they liked. I left it completely in their hands. After almost one month, they contacted me and I delivered it over lunch as promised. I felt good and they seemed to be happy as well. However, a few short days later, they told me that they would like to acquire their own when the time was right. I caught myself bef…

The Beauty of a Run and Find

I use my workouts not only as a place to prepare or cultivate mental conditioning and physical strength but also to explore ideas, thoughts and be more receptive to information that wants to flow. I often get creative ideas when running in particular. Today, there was a theme that had a pressing need to be expressed while I was out on the open trail. The theme today was complete and total self-acceptance. Acceptance of all aspects of myself, my perspective, my life and everything in it -- now as it is. This does not mean I am not working towards goals or modifications but as I see it in this moment, to simply honor myself and the moment now (regardless of what the world, television or outside environment may say to the contrary). Learning how to relax even more and to push forward -- both have helped me to go even deeper into an awareness that becomes increasingly clear and useful over time. Gratitude. I feel so thankful for the fruit that running provides in my life -- partic…

How To Build Momentum

This post is sort of a play on words as opposed to an actual how-to. You see I can tell you how I build it, or I can tell you how others that I've studied for years have built it. Either way, you will develop your own way to reach your goal. It's an age old fact that we will always find our own spin on almost every actual instruction. Human beings are not wired to actually follow if there is a possibility of being humiliated or failing or not performing up to par. Our minds will protect us at all costs.

     As the year begins, a large portion of people are racking their brains on how to build momentum. How will I get more customers, more flow, more money? In my humble opinion, the answer is, more doing. More forward action. More outside of our general speed of doing everything. In short, less standing in place, more stepping in the direction of ANY goal. I wrote a new set of yearly goals today. These are not resolutions, they are goals, benchmarks, or focal points. I will…

2018, The Year Of New

We have all made it through another year. The ups and downs, and the smiles and frowns. We made it through all of these things. Our programming tells us that there is another year ahead of us. The triggers all around us let us know that all of the past years crap is behind us as well. Isn’t it fascinating that most people cannot move until these triggers take affect? Almost no one is immune from this deeply rooted mentally powerful programming.

    When the ball drops, there is an overwhelming amount of joy and release. It is felt collectively and it reaches out across the world into all of its time zones. I am so amazed by its power. So if someone had decided that snatch was the first month of the year, then we wound be celebrating then. Of course we all know that March is not the start of the year. It’s just interesting to imagine that it was for a moment or so. I see the change in people and I also see how short lived it is. This is what gets my gears going.

     Here come the …

Onward + Upward: Massive Creativity featuring Kerry Ray

I had the pleasure of meeting artist Kerry Ray of Crystal and Leaf at a San Diego healing event and was so impressed with her creations that I was inspired to write about her work. Her booth was filled with sparkling fairy houses and doors (like door in the palm above); radiant jewelry and many other gifts which she says are portals or gateways to the promotion of abundant living. I could not wait to talk to her as I was immediately intrigued by the unique creations; the beauty of her intentions which I immediately felt through her unique "fairy world." Speaking with Kerry, I learned how much she valued her creative life and being open to her "own uniqueness" and she puts it -- as well as bringing forth authentic expression through all that she does. Not only does she create beautiful fairy houses and jewelry, she also models in the nude for art students; she is a laughter coach/energy guide; she is a wife and the mother to a five year old daughter who is …

The Incentive And The Reward

When we are in a situation where there is an incentive to do better, who does it affect the most? If you are an overachiever already, does it push you further or does it not matter to you at all? Let's be real. On some level we all like to know that there is more to be had at another level correct? We definitely won't all go for it, but we like to know that it's available right?

    I find incentive to be such a powerful tool. The thing is though, is there a healthy amount of care involved when there is incentive put in place? Or is it just about the bottom line and what can be gained financially from pushing a team to their absolute productivity limit? I had a conversation about this earlier today with a gentleman who believes that companies don't care about those people who do not produce for them. This gave me pause and made me go deeper in my mind about it.

     Now if your employer cares for you, it would only seem normal for them to give you every opportunity…