Giving Thanks

26 11 2008

It is that time again, a time to give thanks, a moment when we go to our family and friends and share with them what matters the most, our love. This year will be no different for me, I will not be with my parents but I had the chance to be with them last week and created memories for a lifetime, I am thankful for that.

This year I had the chance to reunite with my high school graduating class, it had been a long time and tell you the truth I was losing hope to find them.

It has not been an easy year for me but at the same time I have learned to go with my intuition when in the past I sacrificed for others instead against my better judgment. I feel I am getting stronger and try to live in the present instead of the past or the future.

I am thankful for all you who visit to read my words, who buy my books and who inspire me to continue with your thoughtful comments. Your experiences stir my soul to reflect upon issues that touches most of us. We guide and support one another by sharing our God given gifts and talents. Let’s continue our path mindful of the many blessing we receive daily and let others know how we feel, it might be our last chance to do so.

May you have a blessed Thanksgiving Day with your loved ones and make memories to last you the rest of your life. 🙂





New Experiences

14 11 2008

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Nothing ignites me more than new experiences. This coming week I will have the chance to experience traveling on a cruise for the very first time. I believe that moments like these are the ones we must look for from time to time but what I want the most on this trip is to let go of any expectations.

This trip is my dad’s dream, to be with his children on a cruise trip. He goes a lot with my mom but always wanted to share the good moments with us. Every time I have the time to be with them is the best time of my life, it is a blessing to have them both and most of all to share and create more memories with them. There is something that tells me that this trip will be more that I could ever imagine and that somehow my life will be forever changed. If there is one intention I have on this trip is to see my life moving along a brighter future and something tells me it will. In the past it was about expectation but this time is about intuition, I can feel the difference and I am thrilled.

Please share with me what new experiences create in your life and how do you approach them. I will be off for 9 days but will be looking forward to read your comments here.





Letting my Life Flow

13 11 2008

You have heard it before; we are the masters of our life and destiny.

Yesterday was a day -when as I wait to make the first steps towards a decision I have never thought of- that made me realize that in life sometimes we have to learn to go with the flow. A priest one time said that only dead fish goes with the flow, but how long do you think we can live going against? I am not suggesting to go with the flow 100% of the time in our life but on the long run I believe it is to our advantage to learn to utilize that flow.

One good analogy example of this is Aikido and how Steven Seagal has mastered it. The way I see Aikido is going with the flow of the attack and utilize that flow in order to neutralize it. Instead of going full force and crash against it, it follows the flow.

In my life I have pursued a long list of do and don’t in order to arrive, to achieve a goal, to teach others how to reach spiritual enlightenment, to succeed, but yesterday I realized none of that matters. In life we encounter so many situations that it is hard to not be dragged by the currents sometimes and we must know how to handle them or we drown. I have been drowning lately, trying my hardest to stay afloat, to go against the currents until a few days when I finally relaxed and let the current take me where it may. I emerge myself in the pain and sorrow that waking up to reality conveys. I won’t be able to direct myself anywhere until I get out of the riptide, then and only then I will be able to swim ashore.

I also need to accept my limits and when I no longer can do a job properly and look for help or assistance. It’s okay, I’m not super woman and I don’t have to be. Perhaps stepping aside will help others take notice of what I have done so far. Nobody can appreciate a work of art looking at it from up close, stepping away from it let you see so much more, distance creates perspective.

Another thing I must accept is that even though we are called to live and interact with everyone else we are also called to be disconnected from them. We can’t tangle our hopes and dreams to someone else because at the end they will make their own choices and decisions even if it affects us. We need to give the best of us and step aside, and move about in such a way that we don’t block anyone’s path.

I hope that my life somehow flows in the direction it should even though many times turbulence pushes me to unknown places, but it is in those unknown places where I get to know my true essence and learn that there is more to life that what I think it is.





Acceptance

9 11 2008

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I wish I could change many circumstances in my life but the reality is that not everything is under my control. When it comes to others I need to step back and see what happens, then deal with it.

There is a fine line on accepting something I can not change and to condone it. I will not compromise what I believe is truth. At the same time I know that we are capable to make many mistakes in life and that only God is perfect. I need to be as forgiving as he has been with me. It is curious when I ask myself questions and at the same time I’m reminded of how someone else has questioned the same things and gave me another chance. I am not perfect, so why do I expect someone else to be perfect?

I guess the reality is that we need to be true to ourselves and that sometimes doesn’t sit well with others. By practicing acceptance I know I will not shot any doors and that in my book is very important. God gave us free will, why should I question it? All I can do is wait for the waters to come back to its original flow, at the end the river bed will always be there.





At the dawn of change

6 11 2008

Election Day is over and with it the joy of many people who exercised the priveledge to choose a new President. I congratulate all of you who took part on this event.

The expectancy now is change, a new course, a new path. We can do all of that as well in all aspects of our life. We need to expect the best in order to attract it. Looking for the good in circumstances instead of focusing on the bad. Make your plans, begin to work and then expect for your needs to be met to make it a reality, to become aparent or real. It is not easy but we must do that or we will sink in hopelesness.

I am choosing to make some changes on my way of thinking and to hang on to hope, to expect something good always and to work not matter what happens around me.

I know that there are better times ahead of me and not because we have a new President but because today I choose to trust that I have the power to change my present circumstances and to create something great.

We are at a dawn of change. Think about it like it is up to you, that you have been blessed with many gifts and talents and just like our new President is going to use his, we are also called to use ours to move not only this nation but our life and ultimately the world to a better tomorrow.