Saturday, August 18, 2018


How strong are you?  Are you aware of your own inner strength?

You know deep down inside though, you are strong, right?  Or do you question it?

If you are not nodding with conviction in fast repetition of affirmation like a bobble head doll on a dashboard, maybe we need to take a closer look. If find yourself fluctuating in the rhythmic steps of walking through a music library catalog trying to own your strength during your darker days, perhaps music might better articulate what your own inner words of wisdom don't quite relay unless you are singing an anthem. 

Do you know in your mind’s eye as you listen to Kelly Clarkson’s anthem ‘Stronger’ --- that what hasn’t already killed you, has only fueled the fire deep down within your soul? 

Maybe this is where your human checks in to play Gloria Gaynor’s anthem “I will survive," as you power walk to Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger,"  hoping to keep "Living On A Prayer" as Bon Jovi pulls you through to your next obstacle course of life to overcome. 

There are days David Guetta gets you to believe you are "Titanium," and Katy Perry gets you to "Rise." Even when Andy Grammer gets you to "Keep Your Head Up," and Brian McKnight reminds you you can "Win" living your own journey in determination and strength,  I SEE YOUR SOUL sometimes limp into days where you may inflict your own self-doubt into your psyche.

Relax...this IS HUMAN, however, let me give your SOUL a CPR breath of life in realizing, that you don't have to limp into self-doubt any longer.

What?!  Yes.  This is true.  Don't believe me?

Well first, let's address this natural skepticism...

Allow me to ask this question, dear human… why do you doubt your own strength? 

*elevator music* 

Hmm... good question, right?

Why do you deny yourself the opportunity to embrace the very thing you claim you are ‘in search of’ but know in your right mind, that it already exists within you because you have lived it?

WHY do you and all of your brothers and sisters on this planet continue to repel this powerhouse supply of multivitamins giving you all of the nutrition you could possibly need to conquer any inner demon of insecurity, fear, or self-doubt?

Do you believe that misery likes company? 

How is that working for you?   Are you beginning to realize that it is not working for you, rather, it is working against you? 

It's okay... you don't need to feel shame in admitting this.  Let's celebrate the idea that you are even more self-aware than you were say two seconds ago!  Whoo hoo!

Doesn't that feel fantastic!  Oh yeah, you betcha!
So how is it that this golden gift of strength gets back shelved on the days you choose to celebrate your blues, your pity pool, your martyrdom, your victimization and instead choose imprisonment?  

Do you know?

Do you have the answers? 

Am I hitting a place outside of your zone that you maybe never have questioned before in your life? 

Take a deep breath. This is good.  I do this out of a place of honoring your human with no judgment with the hope and pure intent from my heart to help you SEE…  REALLY, SEE THIS TIME WITH YOUR EYES OPEN.

Are you seeing it yet? 

Perhaps it is because you are only choosing to see with your eyes or your mind, rather than your mind’s eye… or heart, but I will tell you – if you GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION to see with your SOUL and your higher level of awareness, you will giggle in pure delight to go “AH…….WOW…….NOW I SEE.”

Let me take you on this human journey with your soul firmly attached in grounding to understand what I am trying to say…

“All you seek “OUT THERE” is really already INSIDE OF YOU NOW.” 

All we need to do is to turn the key ever so gently to unlock it from your psyche, to unlock it from your soul, to release it from your grip of control or remove the blockages of misunderstanding, and total oblivion.  

Did you also know that all we need you to do is say, “YES, I am strong.”

Declaration is the number one priority footstep that I will ask you to make as you set foot on your pathway to honoring what already exists.  You are more capable than you give yourself credit for. You've survived many challenges, obstacles, difficult times and you have overcome more than you realize.  It's time to give yourself some credit.

Sure, it is tricky… and for you it may not be easy, but it is only appearing that way because you are sitting in the place of old habits, instead of embracing new ones.

Here I will paint you a picture.  This picture is YOU brushing your teeth.  You put toothpaste on your toothbrush.  You stick it in your mouth and start brushing.  You probably brush the exact same way every single time.  Yet, on occasion, you may still get a cavity or two.  

You do not understand why, but you have come to terms with accepting it as a part of life rather than investigating the idea of doing something differently to change this occurrence. 

In addition, while this pre-programmed daily regime is your own, and no two people brush the same, I will tell you that if I were to assign you the task of brushing in opposite order of how you normally brush, you may resist or repel me.  

You may want to shut me out or shut me down as your knee-jerk reflex and tell me ‘no way.’ 

Don't worry, that is your defense mechanism BECAUSE you are exiting your comfort zone.  However, only when you get out of your comfort zone, can you begin GROWTH and accelerated awareness to create change.

You may even get hostile about it.  Some of you may not hear me.  Some of you may yell, scream, or throw a tantrum.  Some of you may even throw the toothbrush at me.  

But there will be a small group of you who will stop and ask WHY?

Some of you may listen and hear me out, then actually try it.

Another handful of you may ask more questions.

Then there will be a few of you who not only be excited to try it, but you will actually pause for a second to automatically see from your higher self why I am asking you to do this.  You will then acknowledge you know from an all-knowing place this could be the one thing that will change your life and you are open to it and realize you have had the key all along.
THIS analogy is what I am asking you to examine… in that the act of teeth brushing is your default. If we enhance your new default, maybe you will reduce cavities. 

Therefore, if we have you unlock your strength (which you have lived through, accumulated over time, worked hard to acquire and already possess) – you already have within ….
Dare I ask you… aren’t it possible to eliminate self-doubt, fear, and imprisonment of victimization, martyrdom, negative thoughts, and feelings and instead empower you with something awesome you already possess called STRENGTH? 

Love yourself enough to accept your LINK OF STRENGTH. 

Understand that your LINK OF STRENGTH is not just for you, your life, your journey, and your own well-being, but also by doing this; you can actually transform and change your own community just by leading by this example of not being afraid to own it.

That is right… imagine a child or elderly person each struggling to deal with something challenging.  What if they saw you do this by example.  Aren’t you being a catalyst for them witnessing what is possible to do?  

Let us pause here to think about this for just a moment.

Now what if you sat in this place of love for yourself enough to accept your own LINK OF STRENGTH, aren’t you now defaulting to empowering someone else to do the same?

What would this world look like with all of us celebrating each other’s strength and honoring it within ourselves as the starting point?  

What would then happen to feeling as if things are impossible or that change is something for others to do?   

Wouldn’t we then stand in a new place for change to actually happen, rather than only praying for it to happen?  Couldn’t we, even in our place we once considered insignificant, understand and realize that WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW is where and how we are supposed to do this.

Now, imagine if communities all over the world did this… starting from this very basic space of being open to accepting their LINK OF STRENGTH and knowing that it is a mere small tweak of unlocking it, the way it is in diverting cavities by brushing teeth differently than the old way, which did not work as well.

What then? 

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Hallelujah, Amen.  Can we hear the music now?  Have the dark clouds in your world parted for the light to shine on something what first appeared insurmountable, now becoming oh-so-attainable? 

Yeah, Lovely Souls – let us go, people.  We have work to do.  It begins with each of us and then sharing what I’ve just shared from my heart, my soul, my higher consciousness, my strength of my being WITH YOU so that you can have this, too. 

Come on, show me a smile… one that is also hard earned.  You know I just provided the key to your own awareness in unlocking, accepting, and perhaps embracing your own strength that you already have.

My hope is that you celebrate this, enjoy it, and use it for good, your highest, greatest good.  

I hope that from here you can change your own life as well as others by recognizing this precious gift.

Unlock your strength daily… oh, and do not forget to floss.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018


People are conflicted when it comes to the idiom to “take someone or something at face value.”

The gist of this term means to accept that something or someone is, as it seems based only on an initial or outward appearance, without further verifying or investigating.

When we talk about “acceptance” – it is here we walk a tightrope, do we not? 

It is complicated when it comes to people, because this is based on perception from what you see from someone’s chosen output of what they want you to see.


It is tainted by your own perception if it is limited to only seeing what is at face value without doing the work of asking questions or being invested in wanting to know what is beyond face value to know differently – i.e. widen your scope or lens of knowledge, and even here, you could still be wrong.

Your perception can be wrong, because if you are judging only from your place of YOUR experience, you are limited.  Do not fool yourself into thinking you know… you do not. 

Your experience cannot be the exact same scope as someone else's because your journey is your own, so how can you be correct in your assumptions?  You do not know where someone sits in this place of knowing without removing your limited parameters of understanding to realizing you do not understand everything… just what you have worked with thus far.

So how is it that you believe the idea that you are only here on this planet for one thing? Or two, or ten?  

Ah, this is where we BEGIN when we look at life purpose. 

SEE?  You probably thought this blog was going a different direction, believing I was going to talk about our perceptions about self-acceptance and acceptance of others.

You are partially correct, but it is not the entire context of this message.  It starts with YOU and your own life's purpose, journey, adventure and ..... even how YOU limit yourself in how you look at it and judge yourself, your life, your success, your happiness and yes, even your entire pathway of human existence on this planet. 

Are you ready to take on a journey with me?  Let me introduce you to the bigger scope of your own life beyond the surface of what you think you already know…  ABOUT YOURSELF.

There are infinite possibilities… key word here is INFINITE, when it comes to your own life purpose.
What if I were to tell you that your being YOU may perhaps be what your purpose is all on its own?  Would you believe me? 

Or would your limited perception say “But, I need to go do XYZ,” or “I am here for XYZ” or “I know I am destined to be XYZ.”  

If I were to say, “Yes, but that is NOT ALL THERE IS,"  --- would you at least open your own mind up to the idea you can have happiness everyday and you don't have to 'search' for it?   

Would you believe that you are already doing part of your own life purpose by being and doing what you already are?  Can you perhaps see that you matter AS IS right now, and not just solely for what you seek tomorrow?    Would you be open to understanding that we are all catalysts for change because of what we do, think, are, and how we grow and transform ourselves can create its own effect creating awareness for others in contemplating who they are and create shifts and choices from our just standing where we are and/or for purpose or not? 

Let me change the way you view how you seek happiness and how I can show you that it is within you and it is not part of the destination, it is part of the journey NOW -- not later, not in the future, RIGHT NOW.

If you allowed your soul to understand the context of that sentence, you would see I am on point with the ways you view yourself, your purpose, your life, the context of why you are here and what you are here to do.

We humans are goal and dream oriented.   

From the time, we are children we are shown the pathway of “What do you want?”  “What do you dream about?,”  “What do you wish to do when you grow up?” or “What do you want to be?” 

While there is nothing wrong with these questions, what IS WRONG is that we limit our lives to functioning this way in believing this is our mission, our purpose… but this is untrue, because it is NOT all there is to life.

Just as YOU are not one-dimensional, your life is not one-dimensional either. 

Whether or not you choose to believe in past lives, karmic debt, soul contracts, and ‘agreements’ to be human in this lifetime, can change your own perception about your purpose in being instead of only simply doing. 

If we look beyond the surface of what we seek and search for, the truth is in the soul-searching, beyond the human searching.  

Like a ‘quest’ or a ‘mission’ – your life’s purpose is a journey, but NOT solely in the context of what most motivational people present.  I am here to show you that a ‘journey’ of yours is multidimensional, too.  It is not just about your human getting a job or career, doing great things, or accumulating crap looking that as a means to ‘be happy.’ 

Beyond the relationships you have with your loved ones, there is still a purpose in where we all can be catalysts for greater change, shifts and transformation of life as we know it.

I am not simply talking charities, or our scope of work to make the world a better place (which is great, believe me – I have spent my entire career doing this) – but it is about who you are, how you show up and what you contribute in simply being who you are.

One word.

One voice.

One action.

One gesture.

One correct timing/placement of your actual human present in consciousness.

One correct timing/placement of your SOUL in higher consciousness.

One moment you share or create.

One shared piece of knowledge.

One motion to teach.

One motion to be receptive to learning.

These are all pieces of your life, which contribute to your daily purpose. 
Let me put this into human context so you digest what I am trying to say another way:

Pretend you are standing in line somewhere…. (Pick your spot)  – maybe you are standing in line at the post office or DMV or drycleaners or grocery store or your car is on the freeway in traffic.   

What if your one ‘place holder’ position of standing in line HELPED SAVE A LIFE of another human because you caused that 1 minute, 10 second, or 20 minute delay BY BEING YOU – right where you are in that moment in time?   

Pretty trippy, right?  

Now imagine this as a sequence of events your entire life – all of the ways you have mattered just by being YOU in doing/being where you are.  While we are not required to be passive in life, I do want to show you that only creating action is not the sole purpose for why we are here.  

One conversation can change fifty lives... even if you're having it while standing in line for coffee. It could spark a series of questions or conversations at someone's home, with their kids or in a boardroom of change agents or even one person's suggestion in their own community to do or create something.   So while you may think your mind, your heart, your thoughts, your ideas, your passion, your existing pathway so far has not mattered, I want you to THINK AGAIN -- DIFFERENTLY.

Doesn’t this open up the conversation and the idea in your mind and heart that while you may not take into account this level of mattering, that you indeed do and in INFINITE other ways you don’t even know (and may never know) – because you’ve impacted ‘timing’ by simply being?
Or maybe you have said or done the RIGHT THING at the RIGHT TIME when someone needed it the most to just hang on another day to make it through a challenging time. 

My point in all of this is to awaken your soul, your spirit, your mindset in how you think about your daily life so that you can live it from a place deeper than face value of what it appears to be for you and how you think about it.

We all have access to looking at life through this lens and I took this cue, this opportunity from a spiritual nudge to share this with you, with the intention and hope that it might change your life … with my ONE blog that could create a ripple that even I cannot yet fathom in INFINITE possibilities.