Enlightened Choices

You are right where you need to be.

“Meditation is the whole art of transforming the gestalt. The consciousness that goes outward starts turning in. And then one becomes aware of millions of gifts; then small things, very small and ordinary things have tremendous significance.” 

When you choose to be fully aligned with the present moment, everything and everyone becomes your teacher. In that state of awareness the ordinary is sacred, the mundane beautiful, the insignificant powerful. There is no need to seek a life-altering enlightenment experience because everything is recognized as a message from the Divine.

We all interpret our circumstances through filters created at the level of our consciousness. If you are not enjoying your life experience, seek first to change your filter through meditation, gratitude, gentleness and self-love. There is nothing more empowering than the realization that we can choose how to translate the world around us.

Honor All Paths as Sacred

Honor all paths as sacred.

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
~Dalai Lama~ 

One can never be sure of the how’s and why’s of awakening. What may appear to be choices creating heartache, challenges, pain or drama may be the exact thing required for that person’s life path, destiny, karmic agreements or personal breakthrough. Trying to fix someone else’s problems robs them of the valuable lessons and the gifts of spirit they seek to experience.

What you can do as a loving partner, family member or friend is quietly continue your own work. Be a living example of what a peaceful, empowered life can be and support one another with willingness and acceptance. Your mere presence can be a powerful motivational force. It can be interesting to hear someone’s story and realize that they’ve discovered the same insights and understanding that you have unearthed through your own experiences.

There are many, many paths to wholeness and we all have plenty of time to explore.

Transformation Through Sharing

Give without expectation.

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”    
~Maya Angelou~ 

The more you share, the more you will have. On the physical plane we are taught to be misers, that in order to be wealthy, one must accumulate. In spirituality, the only way to live and thrive is to share – creating dynamic movement and growth. Think of money in the same way that you think of love or joy. Are you lessened by giving love or sharing joy or is your life enriched? Whatever you choose to share will be increased and you will experience a new type of abundance.

Give with love. Listen to your own experience. Create a life filled with flow and vitality and you will never cease to be amazed. Expanding consciousness comes through understanding contrasts and seeing the value in all sides of an experience. In acceptance, anything can be transformed. Through sharing our gifts, we change the energy of the world around us.

Is your life blissful? If not, it may be time to change what you’re doing. If the old lifestyle hasn’t brought you fulfillment, then you have nothing to lose. As we become instruments of the transformative power of love, we begin to realize that joy is more dependent upon the traveler than the path.

Life Responds

You are more powerful than you realize.

“The big question is whether you’re going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.”    

~Joseph Campbell~ 

Empowerment means that we take full responsibility for how our life experience unfolds. Even seemingly random events or coincidences have their beginnings in the workings of the subconscious. We constantly see our most deeply held beliefs played out in the world of form.

Pay attention to the repetitive occurrences that have plagued your life. They are a great way to witness yourself breaking free from old ways of being. As you awaken, you’ll see a reflection of higher levels of consciousness in your experiences until you notice, finally, that the old pattern dissolves.

Create a space in which a transformation can occur. Rather than reacting in the same old manner, decide to be a pioneer of spirit. Focus your thoughts and intention, drop the need for conflict and joyfully watch as the energy you send out into the world returns in amazing ways.

Everything Serves a Purpose

Sometimes you have to be who you aren’t in order to discover who you are.

“There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.”  
~Robin Sharma~ 

Mistakes are an important aspect of growth and every experience serves a vital purpose in your soul’s awakening. Some who divorce after years of marriage may believe they wasted the best years of their life.

Those who struggle but never reach a particular goal may feel that chasing an impossible dream was a bad life decision. However, one must consider the lessons that were learned and the people that were met along the way.

We often begin a journey with a destination in mind. The awakening soul discovers that the journey itself is the adventure and the destination was nothing more than the impetus to begin moving in the appropriate direction that ultimately facilitates our soul’s growth.

No matter what you have experienced, no matter what unfolds, you are engaged in a beautiful dance of nirvana. The greater the challenge, the greater the breakthrough.

Trust the processes of your own evolution. Act, and allow life to unfold as it will, for you are a master in the process of awakening.

Awakened Silence

Beneath the cacophony of the mind lies the infinite stillness of Presence.

“It is inner stillness that will save and transform the world.”
~Eckhart Tolle~

The intensity and dysfunction of the world is a collective expression of existence being directed by the egoic mind. To set transformation in motion, each of us must take responsibility for our own state of consciousness. All change begins within; therefore, practice creating peacefulness within your own mind and you will see it reflected in your personal life situation.

Let your life be your message. Each thought, word or action sends waves of energy out into the Universe. Your awareness of this is extremely important. Observe what you add to our collective experience and consciously make choices that lift yourself higher.

Together we can bless existence with gentleness and compassion. Cultivate your inner stillness so that you can walk through the world untroubled. Your peace is transformative.

The Path of Enlightenment

Amazing things begin to happen when you choose to live with an open heart.

“Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

Each new day holds the seeds of infinite possibility; therefore, choose to experience it wholeheartedly. Seek to bring an unprotected heart to your meeting place. Let the light of your soul recognize the light in those around you. Whenever you interact with someone caught in distress, be a source of love.

Judgment, of the self or others, serves no valuable purpose and distracts us from seeing what is ready to be healed. As we walk the path of enlightenment there will be times when we rise above and others when we miss the mark. Every situation offers a moment to shine or a moment to learn – both are crucial for the awakening soul.

Gentleness, no matter what form it takes, touches the heart of the Divine. Your journey is unique. Embrace the world with your love and express it in a way that expands your spirit. Real joy is found here and now, in this moment. Breathe it in and explore…


Everything that unfolds in your experience is an opportunity to awaken.

“Looking with a mind that’s awake shows the pulsating, shimmering beauty of life. Looking with a mind engaged in thought shows only your thoughts.”

~Ezra Bayda~

When something goes “wrong” the ego creates a story in order to lay blame, justify actions, give up, procrastinate or generally move one into a position of victimhood. In moments of unawareness, we allow these stories to repeat unchecked in the mind until we come to believe them, or we may repeat them to all who will listen in an attempt to have others agree with that mental position. Both scenarios solidify the story.

Whether this occurs in a personal relationship, through the collective experiences of gender, sexuality, politics, religion or familial patterns, the approach to healing is the same: taking personal responsibility.

The journey from victimhood to empowerment begins within. When we choose to honor the moment as sacred, see the challenge as an opportunity to grow and immediately drop the story line, we begin to shift the energy in a way that allows us to transform repetitive behavior into conscious awareness. Events that are seemingly random are a response from the call of your soul. When we are ready to heal an issue, life will facilitate a circumstance that provides an opportunity to break free from old energy.

Despite appearances, you are never a victim. You are a soul seeking to awaken and have more support, guidance and love around you than you can imagine.

Natural Beauty

When unencumbered by the mind, joy is our natural state of being.
“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.”   
~Kahlil Gibran~ 

Rather than striving to be a certain way, cultivate your inner beauty through self-acceptance, expressing kindness, sharing your gifts and reaching out to one another in love.

The way to discover your authentic way of being in the world is to fulfill your unique potential. There is no need to compare yourself to another. The Divine expresses itself perfectly through you. As you awaken and free yourself from the mind, you will naturally become more open and the beauty that shines from within will make itself known.

You are a blessing. You have chosen to be here now for a purpose. Remember that any light, no matter how small, will transform a darkened room. In much the same way, your radiance illuminates the lives of those around you.



Transforming Consciousness

Be the love you wish to see in the world.

“The modalities of awakened doing are acceptance, enjoyment or enthusiasm. Each one represents a certain vibrational frequency of consciousness. You need to be vigilant to make sure that one of them operates whenever you are engaged in doing anything at all – from the simplest task to the most complex. If you are not in the state of either acceptance, enjoyment or enthusiasm, look closely and you will find that you are creating suffering for yourself and others.”

~Eckhart Tolle~ 

The only thing over which you have control is your own state of consciousness. Each of us, as awakening masters, must learn to bring a higher state of awareness into our life experience. With each conscious choice, we begin to break free from old patterns of conditioning.

There are countless people on the planet who are operating from this new level of awareness. Each of us creates a wave of energy that goes out into the universe. What we send out will return; therefore, it’s important to choose wisely.

Your state of consciousness determines how you interpret life, interact with others or respond to challenges. Higher frequencies such as acceptance, neutrality, willingness and love create a flow that brings ease and grace to your experience.

Lower frequencies, such as fear, anger, shame or pride, will trigger others’ low frequencies, thus compounding the unconsciousness and adding layers of ‘problems’ to address.

You have chosen to be here Now for a specific purpose. Be led by the light of your heart, knowing that your presence impacts those around you. Utilize self-awareness as you explore this marvelous world and be open. The foundation of an awakened life experience begins within you.