How Our Differences Can Bring Us Together

Yesterday, I was walking with my friend and we were singing an old song from our childhood that went: "One of these things are not like the other. One of these things just doesn't belong." We have been taught to find differences in things since we were children. The problem is that we believe that different means separate.  But science says something different. Quantum physics shows us that we all come from a "unified field". We are all made of the same things. That ecosystems thrive on diversity. That different doesn't mean separate at all.  [...]

By |2020-08-14T15:05:03-04:00August 14th, 2020|Categories: Emotional Health, Hope, Philosophy, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Why Give & Take Doesn’t Belong in Relationships

There is amazing joy possible in relationships. We can truly love and feel loved. We can merge together and experience union. We can feel safe to grow and be vulnerable. We can be strong for each other. We can feel the kind of intimacy where we can let down all of our guards and be fully seen and loved and accepted. This is the kind of union that we are designed for. “Give and take” doesn’t belong in that kind of relationship. “Give and take” asks us to put a certain amount of something into a central pot - [...]

An Interesting Time to Ask Questions

The other day, my friend asked me why I was always such a rebel. We had been discussing the pandemic and I was sharing different ideas that I was thinking about. She asked me why I questioned everything. Why couldn’t I just accept what I was being told as truth? I didn’t have an answer for her right away. A few days ago, I watched the documentary about David Bohm, a quantum physicist who worked with incredible minds like Einstein, Oppenheimer and many of the founding fathers of physics. One of the things that really stood out for me [...]

By |2020-07-10T00:07:07-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Mystic Life, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|Tags: |0 Comments

Do Beauty Filters Make Us Feel Ugly?

Using a filter to make ourselves look more beautiful seems like a fun thing to do. We get to look more like a model. We get to see a kind of “perfect” version of ourselves. It seems like fun. But what if it’s actually sending us unconscious messages that we aren’t good enough? Or that we are actually ugly? What if these seemingly innocent filters are actually causing more damage than good? Did She Get Plastic Surgery? I was sitting a friend’s house the other day who doesn’t use social media and doesn’t know much about smartphone technology. She [...]

The Importance of Crying

Who knew that crying was such an important part of our mental and emotional health? Crying has often been treated like a bad thing, a sign that we are weak and unable to handle life… when in fact, it is the total opposite. The ability to cry shows that we are safe enough in the world to let go and be totally honest with ourselves. It’s knowing that when the tears stop flowing, everything will be so much better. Honesty Sadness is a real thing. Anger is a real thing. Disappointment is a real thing. But we’ve been taught [...]

How to Surrender to Manifest our Desires

We know how the power of intention works. We focus on a particular desire or intention long enough and it will manifest. There are many versions of how this works but the premise is the same. This is something that we like to believe in because it gives us a sense of the power that we have in our lives. The part of this process we know less about is the importance of surrender. This is a much scarier idea. Many of us have real discomfort with the idea of letting go of control, disengaging our clever, cynical or [...]

How Do We Stop Fighting About Covid?

We have become incredibly polarized in our current time. Why are we fighting so much? Why is it so hard to see other people’s point of view? Why is Covid-19 now in the same category as religion and politics - not to be discussed in polite company? What if we could not only stop fighting about this, but we could actually learn from each other, expanding our understanding of the world? What if we could  use the controversy that we are experiencing to our advantage? A few nights ago, my grown daughter called me wanting to understand why I [...]

By |2020-05-13T22:44:46-04:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Philosophy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Would Green Economy Look Like?

Dreaming in a new world. What would a green economy look like? What would it take to have an environmentally friendly way of living? Right now, a country’s success is often gauged by its GDP, its Gross Domestic Product. This measures much a country produces in a year? Since this is a measure of success, the obviously desire is to maximize it. This seems reasonable. A strong country would manufacture many things. It is a sign of great productivity, prowess and vision. The problem is that the only way to manufacture things is to consume [...]

Finding Your Centre in the Middle of the Storm

Many years ago, my first teacher told me that I needed to find my “personal reference points” to find true inner peace. He said that as long as I defined my personal comfort zone based on circumstances, “things” or people around me, I would always be susceptible to my world getting turned upside down. I needed to find an inner definition of self that was unchanging so that no matter what changed around me, I would always have my centre. So, what are these reference points that he speaks of? Times of “No Thought” “Even in ordinary life you [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:47:34-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Hope, Meditation, Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

How to Not Be Overwhelmed in Times of Mass-Hysteria

Sensitive people are often considered “empaths”. This means that they literally feel other people’s emotions in the same way that a psychic can read your mind. We are all empathic to a point. But, as in all giftings, some people are much more than others. And for these people, times such as these are extremely difficult. You can leave the house feeling just fine. You have had your coffee. Maybe you meditated. You have thought about what is going on in the world and have come to some kind of peace about it. And then, you step outside of the door. You see [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:47:13-04:00March 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Take Advice from Everyone

Everyone is an Oracle I am always open to anything anyone tells me. It doesn’t matter if you are someone I love and respect or someone who pushes my buttons and makes me angry. I always like hearing what you have to say… well maybe not right away, but in the end, it’s always awesome. This is because I treat everyone like they are an oracle which means that they aren’t necessarily saying the truth. They are simply saying what I need to hear in that moment. The Matrix One of my favourite scenes from the Matrix is when [...]

By |2020-02-29T17:12:16-04:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Talking to Strangers about the Weather is Important

I love talking to strangers... well, I love talking to people period. And this includes people I’ve known and loved for a long time and total strangers in the street, behind the cash register, and even driving in the car next to me while stuck in traffic. And yet, as I walked to Starbucks this morning at 6am, the streets were empty and every so often, I would pass someone. Sometimes they would easily turn to me, smile and say “Good morning”. But more often, they would make an effort to look the other way and not make connection. [...]

By |2020-02-17T20:44:40-04:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Relationships|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

PMS – The Gentle Time in a Woman’s Cycle

In the few days before and during a woman’s bleeding time, she is in her most gentle state. She feels the web of everyone. She feels those closest to her… including herself. It is an important time of truth. It is a time when we cannot look away… because we aren’t supposed to. In a few days, our cycle will turn outwards again and we will be able to ignore the things we were shown… to a point. But then we must look at them again in 28 days… with a little more sadness and despair that it will [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:29:20-04:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Hope, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Our Attitude is Everything – The Details Don’t Matter

Sitting in a Sea of PeopleI was sitting at Union Station in Toronto in the midst of the commuter rush. The majority of people were dressed identically in blue/black suits (men and women). Black coats, black bags, hurrying off to work. As I sat on the train to get there, I listened to the people on their phone discussing moving assets here and there, rescheduling this meeting, making sure a certain person was considered, solving problems of all kinds.The interesting thing was that it all sounded the same. Not only did all the conversations sound alike, I realized that they (we) [...]

By |2019-11-11T12:21:25-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Hope, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

The Choices We Make When We’re Lonely

I found myself sitting in a walk-in clinic in Toronto and wondering if the cute doctor was working. A few years ago, I was anemic and had been visiting the clinic regularly for blood tests and there was one particular doctor who was just a lovely human (and pretty cute). And as I sat there, memories from back then came flooding back. I remember becoming a little obsessed with him. I looked for him on Facebook. I remember wondering if he was single. When I figured out that he had a girlfriend, I creeped her photos. As I think [...]

By |2019-09-03T13:44:32-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Hope, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

Love May Be Hiding in Plain Sight

People are falling in love all around me. Yesterday, I met a new friend who said that she met a man and has fallen in love. Two days before that, a good friend came for lunch. “You wouldn’t believe it. She lived right down the street from me.” A week before that, another friend fell in love with a man she met on Tinder. Today, I found out that another friend is dating a man who is blowing her mind. And what do all of these stories have in common?  THEY NEVER WOULD HAVE RECOGNIZED THIS PERSON. In every [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:26:36-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Relationships|0 Comments

I Truly Pray for Guidance

I spent some time with a good friend recently who was struggling with some issues in his life. We chatted about philosophy. We chatted about interesting ways to see the solution he desired. We pondered what love would do. We tried to look at all the possible solutions to see what is the best one. But in the end, I had to admit to him that although I do go through these thought processes, eventually, I rely on prayer/guidance to make my decision. It’s scary to admit, because for some reason, someone relying on prayer can be seen to [...]

By |2019-05-17T10:10:18-04:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Mystic Life, Spiritual Growth, Spirituality|0 Comments

An Alternate Route to Our Goals

What if the road we are supposed to take isn't the fastest and easiest road? And what if the fast road not only doesn't take us where we want to go, but we actually miss the whole point of the journey? A Personal Journey: Last year, a friend and I went on a journey to Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada. We were basically just looking for a few days out of the city and had heard that this island was pretty untouched by the hustle and bustle of life. So, on a whim, we jumped in the car and [...]

By |2020-01-21T17:30:56-04:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Mystic Life, Philosophy, Spiritual Growth|0 Comments

A Meditation to Clear Your Mind

It may sound crazy, but we are going to let Bob Newhart help us to clear our mind in meditation. I am sharing a clip from his TV-show "Newhart" that, strangely enough, will help us get rid of all the drama, chatter, and unnecessary information that is constantly taking us out of the present moment, exhausting us, and keeping us from the peace that is right inside all of the time. It is a meditation called "Neti-Neti". Neti-neti is a sanskrit phrase that means "not this, not that". To use it in meditation is to sit quietly breathing and whenever [...]

By |2020-01-21T16:56:24-04:00December 30th, 2018|Categories: Meditation, Mystic Life, Spirituality|0 Comments

Staying Out of the Long Grass of Life

Sometimes there are things that we just simply need to say “No” to, yet we choose to do it anyway. In the heat of the moment, we decide that the thrill is worth whatever the consequences are (of course, we aren’t thinking about the consequences at all in that moment). Afterwards we wonder why we did it again… especially since we actually knew the consequences before we started… Why do we repeatedly do things that go against our internal wisdom? Hmmm…  A few weekends ago, I went to a Buddhist meditation retreat. On the first night, our teacher explained [...]