The Kind Heart

“We all are so deeply interconnected; we have no option but to love all. Be kind and do good for any one and that will be reflected. The ripples of the kind heart are the highest blessings of the Universe.”
~Amit Ray~

Great beauty can be found in the simple, ordinary things of life. Even the most mundane of tasks take on a sacred quality when approached with awareness, intention and gratitude. It’s important to remember that you dictate how your life unfolds by the energy that you bring to the situations you encounter. When we act out of love, without expectation or attachment, wholly involved in the Now, we can become one with the moment itself.

Be patient with yourself. Sometimes all that is required is a peaceful alertness as we learn to exist aligned and in tune with the energy of the planet. This is a time full of mystery… like the dawning of a new day, there is a quiet anticipation as the awakening happens all around us. In the silence, limitless possibilities await.

Be aware of your relationship to the world around you. Our interconnectedness is becoming more apparent with each passing moment as we learn to see life as a mirror that supports us in becoming whole. The spiritual seeker is learning oneness – through interactions, gratitude, reflection and exploration.

You Are Unique

“You are all architects of a unique desire for greatness, passion, and love. Insert spirit, and emerge beautiful, gallant beings.”

Nothing matters more than your state of consciousness. Imagine being consistently present, empowered, fulfilled and peaceful, no matter what unfolds. Your life circumstances offer countless opportunities to practice these qualities and observe how they transform your experience.

It’s important to discover and embrace your unique way of being in the world. What can you do to broaden your awareness? Read, observe, listen, feel, experience. Mindful exploration will spark expansion and consistent practice will strengthen the facets that are ready to shine. Your purpose is to awaken; therefore, begin with the premise that all of life supports you in this endeavor.

This is our playground of awakening and I bow to you, anam cara (soul friend).

True Beauty

“Have the courage for a new approach to time;
Allow it to slow until you find freedom
To draw alongside the mystery you hold
And befriend you own beauty of soul.”
~John O’Donohue~

Cultivate the ability to see the limitless potential in those who grace your life and then treat them as if that’s all you can see.

When one learns to see beyond the mechanisms of the mind and the roles that people play, it’s amazing how beautiful life becomes. Many spiritual teachers gaze upon their students with a peaceful, knowing little smile, simply loving them, and will often trigger the student to feel like their problems aren’t being taken seriously; however, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Viewing life with a clear heart and mind removes distraction. Rather than becoming embroiled in turmoil, one can turn inward with a willingness to see clearly and, more quickly than you can imagine, transform any situation into one of awakening and empowerment.

Your beauty is always there and it shines like a beacon throughout the universe. Remind yourself to look past any fears or challenges to recognize the grace and depth of your being. Practice this self-directed unconditional love and then allow it to flow outward into the world of form.

Transformative Energy

Amethyst and Gold Calcite
“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
~Jack Kornfield~
As we change, the world around us is transformed. The enlightened spirit understands the power of personal responsibility. When we come together, we have an opportunity to discover new facets of love though each interaction. Move forward with a sense of compassion for those who do not yet know their potential. We can bring vibrant new energy and insight into the realm of possibility by living authentically.

Everything plays a role in your awakening consciousness. The Universe seeks to express itself through you and in doing so, it evolves just a little bit more. That is the point of our entire sojourn here. We learn to drop limitations and expand into new and empowered ways of being. Once we master a particular level, we begin the process of expansion once again.

True happiness, the joy of being, is found in the smallest of things. Be still and become a loving witness to the miracles which abound all around you. Dynamic transformation occurs when we open to new insights and new ways of looking at the world.

Expressing Gratitude

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.”
~Mahatma Gandhi~

As you walk in the world, it’s important to express gratitude for all that unfolds in your experience. Recognizing the potential within each person and viewing each situation through the eyes of love honors the divinity, fulfillment and sacredness of the present moment. It’s important to remember that all of existence is actively participating in your awakening.
This conscious approach to life sets the stage for perfection. Coincidences and synchronistic energies merge to provide the experience your soul needs most for your growth. A simple “thank you” acknowledges your recognition of the love and support that accompanies you each and every step of the way.
Be the change you wish to see. Embody compassion, kindness, joy and gentleness and expect the very best from all that you have drawn into your experience. Gratitude takes us higher. It changes our energetic frequency and declares our willingness to take responsibility for our own joy. Gratitude transforms our responses to life situations and challenges while allowing us to see things from a higher and healthier perception.


“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
~Phil Collins~

When you find yourself in a position where you must articulate spiritual ideas, give advice, teach or explain your beliefs, you may discover that the act of articulation provides an opportunity to solidify your inner wisdom and bring it into the world of form.

Others may seek your advice. Pay attention to the words you say, for more often than not, the advice will also pertain to your own life situation. The other person is there to play the role of a sounding board so that your inner wisdom can emerge.

This is a gift that we give to one another. Speaking with compassion while sharing high level concepts such as acceptance, willingness, forgiveness, karmic balancing or love can sometimes allow us to bypass the ego and access profound spiritual truths. Pay attention. You are far wiser than you know.


“I view all experiences as opportunities for me to learn and grow.”
~Louise Hay~

Growth requires one thing – courage. We must be willing to take a risk, to delve into the unknown and make an attempt to dialogue with all of existence. If you rely too much on creating safety by building walls around you, everything becomes blocked… the challenges as well as the joys of discovery. If you are courageous enough to drop defense mechanisms and allow yourself to be vulnerable, who knows what may happen? There are no guarantees, and yes, there may be hazards along the way, but that is what seeking is all about.

In order to transform our shadows into empowered aspects of growth, we must turn and face them. They, like everything in the human experience, have lessons to teach and gifts to offer. Integration of our dualistic nature allows us to shine a light in the darkness, and through love, heal whatever is found there.

The gifts you discover are yours to share. You embarked upon this journey to explore facets of being that are ready to shine and your expanded consciousness allows you to experience the world differently. It awakens a deeper understanding of the Self, inspiring feelings of safety, compassion, integrity, confidence and courage. You’ll observe this impact on your life as you naturally begin to open your heart to others and live your fullest potential.


“Contrary to the romantic fantasies we have about relationships, in actuality they often push us directly into our blind longings, our dark fears, and our unhealed pain.”
~Ezra Bayda~

Love allows you to discover who you are in the presence of another.

Being at peace in the present moment comes from being One with what is. Our relationships often challenge us because we wish the other would behave a certain way. When our wishes aren’t met, negative energy flows through the channels of old wounds and we over-react to the present day situation. Of course, the ego inflates our ire by repeating a certain negative ‘truth’ in the mind until we take action based upon old repetitive patterns.

Many run from the pain rather than attempting to discover its purpose in their experience. The pain abates, the search for a new relationship begins and eventually we draw in someone who will again trigger that old wound. Repetitive circumstances indicate that something profound is ready to be healed, discovered or released. Bless those who grace your life, for without them you cannot see the baggage that you carry.

As old wounds are healed, there are less triggers that will interfere with your happiness. Life becomes more peaceful and you will be able to share the best of yourself with those you love.

Being Peace

“Peace comes from being able to contribute the best that we have, and all that we are, toward creating a world that supports everyone. But it is also securing the space for others to contribute the best that they have and all that they are.”
~Hafsat Abiola~

Choose to bring something peaceful to life’s conversation.

Our state of consciousness affects everything and everyone around us. When you embrace the beauty of life with gratitude, it naturally opens your ability to receive. Empowerment comes from the realization that you determine how you will choose to experience the present moment.

The enlightened soul operates from a place of quiet awareness. When you find yourself in the midst of challenging circumstances, seek to go within to create change. The shift happens first on the inner, then we see it reflected in our life experience.

Thus, everything becomes a movement of awakening in the game of life. We begin to see others as soulmates and participants who assist with our spiritual growth and development. And within that vision of others as contributing members of our collective awakening, judgment is transformed into love and appreciation.


Enlightenment is not about becoming divine. Instead it’s about becoming more fully human. . . . It is the end of ignorance.
~Lama Surya Das~

Underneath the layers of belief, thought, experience, opinions, preferences, programming and expectation lies a shimmering, sparkling, infinite energy filled with limitless potential. When we view life from the level of mind, all we see is the projection of our thoughts. When we view life from the level of spirit, we are able to recognize the sacred in ourselves and all that is around us.

It’s easy to get lost in what we see, but important to remember that our vision is considerably limited. The physical world represents 1% of what is happening on all levels of existence. Things will often present themselves as the opposite of the energy that is in play. Do your best to ground and center yourself so that you can see past the obvious to the realm of the Divine.

Our planet is a school that teaches through contrast. No matter what you experience, the opposite is equally attainable in that situation. Anger has the capacity to be transformed into forgiveness. Loss creates a space in which something new can manifest. Loneliness can teach you that you are enough.

See yourself as a glorious work in progress and remember that there is always much more to life than meets the eye. Have faith in the process of your awakening and trust that your higher Self knows exactly what is it doing.