Go for it, find your team and SHINE!!!

“A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into a reality.” John Carmack, Scientist

First you have a vision. A wonderful one. A magnificent one really. When you think about it, you get goosebumps all over. You get so excited you cannot sit still. It is like you about to win the lottery with this idea. You want to protect this like it is your child. This is your dream. All your life, you have been building a foundation that has given you the tools to birth this vision, your dream, into reality. So why hasn’t it happened yet?

Ahhh you thought you could do it alone, did you? You thought you had to keep this vision to yourself or someone would swipe it out from under you perhaps! You got so excited at the same time, cautious and methodical. Maybe you wanted to protect it so badly that you placed your dream in a box tucked away for that one day you could give it your whole attention.

Time goes by. Just like you need air, you need to breathe life into your dreams and visions. They need to dance around in the universe to one day grow to what it was that you visualized in the first place. You need to nurture them and most importantly you will need to organize a strong team to help bring your crazy vision to life. So if you are apprehensive, this is where you must follow your intuition. This is where you get clear and put out into the universe what it is that you need and ask for it. And then, pay attention to who shows up.  If you feel aligned, embrace your them for this is YOUR team bringing their talent and their own special gifts to the party. It is only then when you start to surrender and trust the process that the magic can happen.

So don’t let another day go by. Go for it, find your team and  SHINE! Not only will you be celebrating in the end, but it is so much more amazing when you have a group of people right there applauding along with you. Your team is now making a difference and your dream quickly becomes a reality. In no time at all, others will be excited about that beautiful vision of yours and shine too!

 

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Follow the path of least resistance!

“When you’re overwhelmed by problems in your life and feel like everything is out of control, stop a moment and look at nature. Grass doesn’t struggle to grow. Summer doesn’t refuse to give way to autumn. Rivers always flow along the path of least resistance.” Dr. Habib Sadeghi

Mother Nature. Essence personified as a woman, a guiding force of creation.  From birth to death, She is an effortless power source that governs all that we do. Why is it that we choose to ignore Her when in reality she is the constant throughout on this magical journey? Her wisdom is ageless, her wrath seems merciful, her beauty inspires innovation, and her guidance is ever present.

Just watch how a river flows, it does not stop when it hits a rock. It finds a way around it and continues on. Feel the fury of a storm as it spins itself out of control, only to cool off the Earth’s core to prevent further disaster. Just watch how the seasons pass us, marking opportunities to regenerate and transform with time. We are a part of this miraculous unfolding. Why is it that we should attempt to mute her voice when moving against her is futile in the end. She is the only constant my friend.

And just how She is ever present, that Goddess shows us that with a life filled with resistance, we shall never find the peace we desire. With a life of constant struggle, we can’t even begin to see the assistance interconnectedness offers right before us. With a life choosing suffering, It we, the warrior, will never appreciate or seek out the path that will carry us to real victory, a life of effortless flow that will bring with it a mastery of joy beyond imagination. Therein lies the surrender, supported by Her qualities that will always see us through. Stop fighting yourself and others and the Goddess and begin working together. We will change as our tender souls start to embody the essence of nature that is compassion and respect, and there we can change the world.

 

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Try walking in my shoes!

“Now I’m not looking for absolution
Forgiveness for the things I do
But before you come to any conclusions
Try walking in my shoes.” Depeche Mode, Excerpt of lyrics from Try Walking in My Shoes

Feeling an overwhelming sense of compassion. Walking in my shoes, experiencing my world right now.  Feeling the pain on this journey, witnessing the damage after the storm. Letting go, absolution comes from forgiving myself. Watching others go about their business, wondering if they have experienced the same.  Knowing the fragility that is there, even if I cannot see it.  Reaching out.  Feeling relief in the nourishment of connection, ultimately grateful for the opportunity of new life as I walk in my shoes.

No judgments. Seeing the world through mature eyes. With what has been damaged, the power of determination has seen me through.  With what has been broken, strength that comes from an inner light allows for other areas to compensate for what has been lost. Disappointments from unrealized expectations, replaced by a higher power that never lets me down. Incredible possibilities that are introduced as I never give up.  Taking this ride now, not asking for forgiveness for who I am.  Flying a bit higher from the gifts that have been gained from what I have gone through. Growing greater in faith as I surrender to self-love, leaving criticism and self-sabotage behind. Walking on into this new sunrise, come as you are, in appreciation of each one of you!

 

 

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Be the warrior, be the storm!

Mantra: I am the warrior, I am the storm.
Much of what happens to you on your journey has more to do with your response to the events as they unfold rather than the circumstances themselves. As we have all witnessed over and over, sh🦋t happens. Major storms set their path directly for us or our loved ones. We can’t control what comes at us. There is that moment when you get to decide how you will react. And, once you make a decision by following your gut, you will stand strong even in the face of the unknown, stand tall even in the face of fear, and stand together even when it appears that the powerful wind will break your spirit or resolve. And even if the fates tempt to fill you with doubt encouraging you to give up saying you will not be able to withstand the storm, you grab your sword mighty warriors, look the fates straight in the eye and declare confidently “just watch me”. For at the end of the day, how successful you are in life has more to do with how you react to events than the circumstances themselves. And if you become that badass storm, watch out world, nothing will ever stop you!

 

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You are Magic O Beautiful one!

“All that matters is what is true for you, and if you can stay connected to that without straying, you will be a mighty superhero.” Jen Sincero

There is nothing better than slipping into an amazing outfit. One that accentuates your amazing attributes and makes those that you swore were a curse look like a work of art. You walk out your door so powerful, as if you can accomplish anything just because you feel so amazing in your skin, or in this case the dress that you are in. A smile from ear to ear is painted on your face, dressed to the nines in fabric that caresses and careens as the wind carries you everywhere you go. Your head held high as you confidently greet those who cross your path, you actually feel the tiara atop your magnificent mane. This incredible glorious feeling is what you have sought your entire life. You don’t want the moment to end.

So don’t let it. You heard me o magical, beautiful one. This is how you show up first in your mind, then your actual experience starts to match the illusion that began there. Just protect it and start to live life right now from that magical place.  Stop the shenanigans right now. All that matters is what is true to you, and that feeling, you know the one that is manufactured from within you, keep your vibration high. Stay connected to that without straying and there is no telling how far you will go. Cajole your mighty superhero to come to the fore.  Step out.  There is nothing wrong with you and everything right with you. Connect to that magical glorious place each and every time, hold your head high, and wear that smile from ear to ear. It is time to love yourself from the inside out and to show up the way you are meant to be. You are Magic O Beautiful one, Never forget it!

 

 

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Start to see clearly NOW!

“Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.” Wayne Dyer

Ladders all around, which one do you choose? Choices to be made, there is no time to lose. The weather is stormy, not time to be confused. All the trickery aside, your life is not a ruse.  Tomorrow is not promised, you must do this today. You made it here so far, your higher power will guide the way. You beautiful soul, you magical one. Your destination awaits, it is all a part of the fun.  If you stay and do nothing, you waste such a chance. This golden opportunity, this once in a lifetime to dance. The journey is the reason, but you must walk to meet your fate.  Go now, embrace it, before it is too late.

Which beckons to you, which cajoles you to rise? It is a ladder you must take, at each rung awaits your prize. My dear, my sweet sweet dear, please I implore, those lessons hard earned, prepared you for what is in store. The magic, the miracles, you know where you need to go. Go for it now, the sky is the limit you know. Start to see clearly, eyes closed and all. Trust your intuition, I promise you will not fall. One by one, up up you go. Even in the darkness, the clouds part and you will know. A bright beautiful world, it is there, today is the day. Start NOW my dear child and your inner light will guide your way.

 

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Lessons from Irma: It’s time to show up!

“90% of life is just showing up.” Woody Allen

Paralyzed. I sat unable to move. So much was coming at me. So much information. Having been a direct witness to the power of Mother Nature before, I respected the possible fury that this storm of historical proportions could unleash. Yet, the uncertainty of its direction, the overwhelming number of individuals who were evacuating North and the lack of gas available had me moving forward at a snail’s pace when decisiveness was called for. They said we had to leave, many concerned begged us not to stay on the Key, many said I was crazy not to act. However, the forecast report changed every three hours, as the models predicted a different shift in the cone each time. We had supplies, we were prepared, we even had our bags packed and ready to go. I just did not know what to do. I was not listening to myself without fear of what if. And, I even imagined what it would feel like if I had to sit in my condo on the Bay for the duration of Irma’s wrath just waiting for the 150 mph beating down on the shutters right before they were ripped away bearing every vulnerability, exposing my loved ones to harm. Could I live with that?

So I sat paralyzed. A tightness in my chest, knowing the symptoms of anxiety, breathing through them. Doing what I could to clear my head. Praying for direction.  And finally, when I calmed down.  I chose to sit in silence, only then when the chatter ceased could I hear that inner voice repeat over and over again, pay attention, wait and see, all will be well. And there in that moment, I decided to show up. I decided to counteract my initial desire to bury my head in the sand, I chose not to make my decision based in panic, I followed the evidence before me. I showed up. No one made the decision for me. I took accountability for my life and for those I was charged to do my best to protect. And as the cone moved in a westwardly direction every new forecast, my body relaxed and I knew that staying put was the best option and that we would make it through the storm in our concrete bunker.  And thankfully, trusting my inner guide, I learned to trust myself and the storm did pass.

While life presents to us many challenges, many choices waiting to be made, a lesson that I took away from Irma was no matter what the circumstances are, you must decide to show up. Show up and decide what you will do.  Take inspired action and stay true.  We all will go through many storms, many challenges that present many possible outcomes.  No one can ever be certain when we make those tough calls what kind of result we will be faced with. However, given the information at hand, subtracting fear from the equation, and eliminating any illusions of devastation that would visit us, get quiet. Sit in silence. Show up and be real. Pay attention to the path before you and make the best decision how to proceed. Be courageous and stand strong in your choice. Don’t look back, just look ahead and surround yourselves with others who will support you and pray for you along the way. And each 100 miles, make another choice and another moving yourself along to get to your destination. If you proceed in this way, you will make it through any storm you may face. And, when you do, you will be stronger for having trusted in the beauty that is you, no matter what the outcome is. And most importantly, the clouds will dissipate, the waves will calm, the flood will recede and your light will shine even brighter as you share your story with others sharing the gifts of showing up to shine once again.

 

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Find calm in the chaos!

“In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.”  Carl Jung

Having lived in South Florida since August 1992, moving to my new home just a mere two weeks before the epic Hurricane Andrew hit, I remember well the devastation after a serious storm system hits and I still get wary when one of its magnitude is forecasted to make an appearance.  While we all are sure to keep our eyes on the tropics when the summer rolls in, it just seems like a trade off we all contract to as we do get glorious winter weather from October until May.

So here we go again, waiting for this predictable event that happens at least once every hurricane season, watching the weather channels or following whichever app that has the latest advisory, hoping to hear those magical words that we are out of the cone. While other places deal with earthquakes, tornados, drought, wildfires, and the like, this is the lot we have chosen that has only gotten worse with the real effects of climate change arising out of the Earth’s need for balance itself.

And, as this noble goddess of nature approaches, this Irma, technology showing us real evidence of the destruction and loss of property and life in her wake, chaos gives rise to questions such as , will we be able to weather this storm, what do we need to protect family and friends, do we evacuate as we are in the cone and what about those people who are unable to help themselves looking down the barrel of her mighty gun.  In the chaos there is opportunity; in the disorder, a sense of balance is restored.  And you see this on a national or even global scale, many reaching out to offer a place of safety, showing concern, and most importantly sharing energetic expressions of love for humanity and empathy for those who will face the changes yet to happen, never mind where, knowing we are not alone, we rise to action.

I sit here at my computer and as the letters form words at my fingertips, I am overcome with a sense of hope once again. As I remembered how this country came together after Andrew 25 years ago to rebuild and materialize the secret order out of catastrophic disorder, as it has rallied in the wake of Harvey, as I saw all creatures cared for, specifically as 300 shelter animals were placed on a charter flight to safely arrive in California this afternoon, I almost felt a sense of calm enveloping the chaos. In fact, having experience a mad search for water and gas, I am not surprised, that even with tensions so high, people were incredibly kind.  They, for the most part, opened their homes, extended themselves outside of the box that normally would separate us.  Offered a kind word of support, introducing themselves for the first time by name, the vibration of fear weakened by the magic of love. And, as we all find ourselves on the same boat as we prepare to weather the storm, there is a distinct understanding that to get through this successfully, we as a people must do so together. And in that same vein, I will be rowing this boat right beside you and somehow there I find my calm with the collective consciousness. And when we make it through the night, as I know we will together, we will be there to pick up the debris and start anew again under a new order righted by that which only a Mother, Mother Nature, can do. Be safe Florida and I will see you on the other side.

 

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Navigating new waters!

“As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” Amy Poehler
It has been one full month since I last walked out of the cage door of my former place of employment. It has been 4 weeks since I joyously celebrated with my colleagues the completion of nearly 20 years of service to my country in the capacity of an attorney for the federal government.  It has been 30 days since I became the captain of a new vessel and started to acclimate to the new waters that would surround me on this part of my journey.  And, if truth be told, while liberating, new beginnings are never easy.
Yet, having chosen to sail my own ship, fearing that now I am out in the middle of the ocean all alone, I have learned a very important lesson in this one month, 4 weeks, or 30 days- it is time to embrace my group of creative collaborators as I am one who will never embrace the forward movement unaccompanied by my magical ones.
That is correct. One of the most beautiful gifts from this new beginning is that my life continues to be assisted by other people who challenge and inspire me to be better, think outside the box and see possibilities that I never even thought were there. When the waters get rough and the sea appears angry, it is the experience of all involved that will conspire to do what is necessary to keep the ship afloat and help see you through.
This past month, once I started to realize and surrender to the notion that I was not abandoned in these new waters, that my friends made over the years were still my friends, that my confidantes I entrusted my stories with were still there, I could collaborate with them to navigate forward.  The gift in this awareness was an effortless ease into the process as I took on a different role. A sort of gentle release from the dock that I had attached myself to for so long.  Fundraising goals were met with the help of others, amazing events further unfolded with the help of others, even my own writing catapulted to a new height with the help of others. And most importantly, as I opened myself up to the beautiful sea before me, my fear of standing alone fell away because I was surrounded by my brothers and sisters. And with a strong sense of knowing, this new adventure became rather exciting as the expanse of creative collaboration materializes allowing all involved to shine brighter and brighter standing side by side as the sun rises over the horizon on this beautiful new day!

 

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Go where you are celebrated!

“Transformation, liberation and celebration are the themes of all my novels.” Tom Robbins

There is nothing better than showing up in a room full of people who are clearly excited to see you. You feel like a celebrity, a superstar, loved when you are greeted by shrieks of pure joy and embraced by warm hugs and smiles from friends and family.

This may just be the key to living the life you always have wanted. After loving yourself, surround yourself with others who make you feel special, adding to the import of your purpose here on Earth.  Others who are more than willing to rejoice in your successes and share experiences binding  each of your stories as they unfold.

Having been raised in a home where celebrations were particularly important, when new invitees are welcomed into the fold you can almost sense a moment of transformation as life is opened to new meaning as they are enveloped by love and community. A dullness tends to fall away in the face of the colors of joy. Thus, leaving a liberated mindset that welcomes all the feel good vibes that are coming their way.

So I leave you today with this one reminder, go find those places where you will be celebrated because they most surely exist. Let your intuition guide you to those people who know the meaning of gratitude and find ways to express to you how ridiculously important you are in their lives. Let transformation, liberation and celebration be the themes that guide your life story as you delight in the deliciousness of an energy that is rejuvenating and effortless all at once. And especially if you are feeling down, reach out and find some way to celebrate yourself today with those that can guide you on the way! Love will show up there, I promise you!

 

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