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Conscious Living Includes Happiness

Happiness enters when we leave the door open.   How many times have we heard that?  What does it mean? I am a born and bred city girl.  I grew up in Montreal and as lovely a city as it is, my family never left the door open or even ajar.  Literally or metaphorically. Part of […]

Oneness Embraces Others

We start alone and we end alone. Or so the story goes. Do any of us truly start life alone? Something interesting to reflect on.   Things don’t change. You change your way of looking, that’s all. ― Carlos Castaneda   Blueprints My personal journey into this life was a little bumpy, and if it […]

Love the fire of the flame

Life begins in a breath of love for most. Spiritual teachings gently guide us back to love as the starting point. Love is complex. Love is simple. Some run to it and others run from it. Love defines us, divides us but always unites us. Love can be the lamp for eternal gateways into unexplored […]

Combatting Fear… One Step at a Time

Let’s try an experiment. Think of something that scares you. It doesn’t have to be big, it’s not the size of the fear that matters. It’s your reaction or intensity that it produces.   Selection For each of us it will be a different. Remember, things that initially appear the smallest and most insignificant can […]

Lexicon of Body Sensations

Our bodies constantly communicate with us. I’m thirsty, hungry, hot, tired, or in pain. Sometimes the signals are incredibly obvious or it can be subtle messages. We may be consciously aware of them or we may not notice them at all.   Definition A sensation is a physical feeling in the body. Sensation language describes […]

Grounded and Embodied Living

The first step in taking care of ourselves and our energetic system is to ground.

How? Take responsibility for our vibration (thoughts, feelings and emotions) and tune into a higher vibration to influence the actions, behaviours and choices we make. Higher frequencies give out vibrations of peace, acceptance, creativity, joy and love.

Love, Relationships and How We Connect

Many of us have been a little confused about love. You might have spent your childhood feeling unwanted, unloved or believing you had to perform or achieve in order to deserve love.
We may feel a sense of lack: a hidden belief of not having enough love to give. That belief can foster the delusion of being unlovable, unloved or cut off from love. Or, that there might not be enough to go around for us.

Finding Purpose and Direction

Is today going the way you want it to? Or are you drifting because you know something perfect is waiting just over the horizon? When you look around, does your life tell you who you are? What do you see in the reflection of the outer world?   Reflecting There was a time when I […]

Mindfulness Tools: Focusing, Grounding and Centering

Have you experienced moments when your demanding life left you feeling overwhelmed and scattered? So what do you do in those moments of inner madness when you know life must move forward? Instead of taking a downward spiral, it’s helpful to have some simple tools to help you gain your balance and come back to your centre.