Many of us who are evolving and growing are encouraged to take stock of ourselves regularly and make course corrections. We want to notice our habits of thought and practice ones that serve us more constructively. In this process of unfolding, let’s put lots of emphasis on self-compassion along the way. Let’s make it ok to be just where we are at any moment even in those instances when we catch ourselves with an outdated perspective. Continue reading →
As we walk a path of growth, we become more attuned to noticing our reactions. The power in noticing can be milked for greater insight. In the example below we read the guidance delivered to someone who feels hurt and discouraged from an exchange at her job. Please see if what’s offered provides a useful template for your own journey of unfolding. We will review the story from Ruby and the counseling she received. Continue reading →
For many of us in our culture family relationships easily bring up guilt and shame. For some just mentioning family means obligations and we start to squirm. Those thoughts of “what I should do” or “what I should have done” or “what he or she should have done for me” trigger such discomfort! Do we withdraw? Do we placate? attack? Some of each? What might be possible if we brought new understanding to handle such situations?
Filled with grace, we can learn to uplift ourselves to love before reacting. Continue reading →
Many of us feel guilt and shame and at times judge our actions. Wow what an uncomfortable feeling! That inner voice of condemnation can sound so true!
Let’s review some methods for soothing ourselves when that is happening. Over time we can grow to skipping the judgment altogether. In this post we can take a look at some key recommendations provided in the book Radical Forgiveness by Colin Topping. Continue reading →
Sometimes we might tell a story of our predicament that scares us. Instead, we now realize we can have more trust in the Forces of Good that pour down and through us always. There is a pony of success in this barn of unwanted waste. Read about Eleanora’s situation and turn around.
Eleanora found herself with a urinary tract infection, a circumstance she found distressing. Western medicine usually prescribes an antibiotic for treatment of this condition. Read on Continue reading →
Story # 1 Layne brought over some lumber to a neighbor. She’d intended to get to that errand, and that day she loaded the truck and did it. While she was visiting, L noticed that the bin in that barn … Continue reading →
Example #1 Loretta had spent much of her life stepping up to responsibility, arranging events for family and friends, following through on the plans made. In her dating life a situation arose where a new man offered to do her … Continue reading →
Halley had been moving folders of photographs on her computer as part of a file back up project. Doing this, she felt trepidation but she pushed herself to get something done. Later she could not recall the folder into which … Continue reading →