The Gift of Healing

Message from self: Be who you need to be regardless of what others desire, expect, and hope you to be. Individuality comes with a price and rewards. The price may be a lot of hard work, perseverance, and confrontation of the various aspects of one’s self – not always a fun task to say the …

Conformity

As I move through the world and try to discover my place, calling, and way, I am reminded again of how we all possess a unique voice. All of us have things we are better and worse at than others. Sometimes, it’s simply a matter of practice and learning. Other times, it seems that some …

Acceptance

Last week, my husband and I went on vacation to South Whidbey Island. Spending time with a panoramic view in a cozy cabin was restful, peaceful, and filled with gratitude. However, as is usually the case, there was also an occasional stirring of shadow. As some of the shadows presented themselves to my awareness, I …

Discomfort

According to Encarta Dictionary, one definition of discomfort is the “cause of lack of comfort; something that makes somebody feel physically or mentally uncomfortable.” But, what is discomfort really? For that matter, what is comfort? I do agree that the two are related. I also think that states of comfort and discomfort are relative and …

Permission

Recently, I found myself meditating on the following questions: What is it that I’m currently creating within myself that gives permission to another to take or gain control and power in a relationship? And, when someone clearly denies my expression of authentic self, why do I then deny myself the same expression in my own …