What Makes a Positive life Positive?

Published previously at Selfgrowth.com Life feels positive when you experience happiness. Happiness is one of many ingredients that make a positive life positive. However, it takes many more ingredients to create the positive life you want. When you are productive, you feel positive. You feel balanced and connected to the big picture. You feel you are a contributing part of a work team, a family a community. You are following the beam, like an airplane coming in for a landing. You are listening to your inner-self and living and working from your beautiful center, your place of unity. You are…

Ten Ways to Experience Mindfulness

Mindfulness: a conscious, reality based now focused awareness When we love ourselves we take care of ourselves, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Take a deep breath and hold it. If you’ll notice the “hold it place” before you exhale, your mind is perfectly now-focused. Not a thought exists, as you mindfully exploring your breath. Match your step with your breath while practicing walking meditation, and the focus on the repetitive in-breath and step, out-breath and step brings you to mindfulness. You’ll notice that there is no room for wondering thoughts and a chattering mind. Smile and then immediately focus on…

Walking Meditation

Today’s mindful post is in honor of a beautiful, sunny late winter day when the birds are singing a happy tune and the daffodils are blooming along the walkway into my home. It was just an coincidence that my granddaughter Clio was visiting the weekend of the walking Meditation class, taught in honor of my newly published book, Pathways to Wholeness. The beautiful summer day was organized and produced by Diana Gardner-Williams, master gardener and landscape designer and publisher of Just a Cloud Away, a journal for grieving families. families. The short walk was along an outside path and through…

The Ageless Wisdom of Udraka

I’ve read and reread The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ by Leo W. Dowling. The Aquarian Gospel, first published in 1907, is said to be taken directly from the Akashic Records. Traditionally I am skeptical of such books, but this one is very different. The Aquarian Gospel has been around now for over 100 years, is a very special book that recounts the birth, youth, education, ministry and death of the teacher Jesus. Whether the book came from the Akashic Records or not, the contents are spiritually guided and filled with very rich, deep wisdom of tremendous benefit to…

The Gift of Self-Acceptance

In my counseling work I see a lot of people with chronic physical health issues and chronic mental health issues.  We all think  that chronic illness begins with the diagnosis from the doctor.  I don’t think that is true.  I know it is not true energetically.  It takes a long time to get sick, and the chronic illness that is now official might have begun 20 or more years ago.  This is why self-care and self-love are so important.  The more love and acceptance we give to ourselves, the healthier we are in mind-body-emotions-spirit. I am writing about this because…