Much of what seems so real in this physical dimension is not the entire Truth of who we are and/or what we can do. Over the last decade, I have allowed myself to both explore and expand beyond the physical, mental and emotional boundaries I thought were rigidly in place in this "reality". What I found was an aspect of Self that I had forgotten was there. I offer these wonderings and wanderings as an invitation to see beyond "what meets the eye" in your own life!
Read, ponder, explore the depths of yourself. Although our eyes focus outward, we are primarily here to see and change ourselves. If the words assist, there is a link for gratitude giving. If you want to go deeper in your healing and release more quickly, let's work together. These writings are not short ... but the world is full of insightful one-liners which haven't managed to fully communicate to and shift heart and soul. I remain ever hopeful ... Much love, Kristi
Monday, December 28, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
I really enjoyed the movie and am glad that this type of acknowledgement of the power of our emotions has been created. I’m sure many will benefit from reading beyond the amusement of the animation. The movie failed to convey that we, the human being with the emotions, don’t have to be the victim of our emotions. We have the ability to shift control up one level … from the position of the emotions controlling us to the position of us controlling our emotions. When we are able to do this, we go from being mere actors to being the playwrights, directors, set managers AND actors within, of, and through our lives. Awareness = The Power of Choice, The Power to Change.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
For me, one of the first steps in shifting from that place of "why are bad things happening to me" was taking time to recognize when good things were happening. Being conscious of and grateful for the "little things", showed me that the things that seemed so wrong were just a fraction of my experience. Why was I focusing on the negative?
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Yet, there is some validity in this phrase for most of us. Truly, we rarely know what others, even those we love, are carrying as their "story". Unfortunately, family and life-experiences can color our worlds in a way quite opposite to "wearing rose colored glasses". From my perspective, when we get enmeshed in our story/stories we stop questioning, listening, and seeing our choices ... thinking: Things are "set in stone." "Things will never change." "He/she is incapable of providing what I need, so why should I even ask?" "I have to suck it up." etc., etc., etc.
Sometimes we aren't even aware of the story carrying us along, like a riptide. A riptide is a strong current that runs in a narrow band perpendicular to the shore. It is a rare occurrence, but it can be deadly. If people are stuck in the riptide, they can be carried off to sea. If they fight the riptide, they will most often fatigue before reaching shore, lose the struggle and drown. One can, however, escape a riptide, by swimming parallel to the shore ... escaping out the side of the tidal pull.
Living in our stories can be equally as fatiguing and can drown us in sorrow. Escaping our story can be as easy as stepping out of the story ... the secret lies in taking the time to recognize and heal the pain beneath the story ... "the root".
Sunday, April 5, 2015
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I am writing this article on Easter. Today, I saw the symbolic Easter Egg in a totally new light. Easter Eggs have been a part of my life since I was a small child. I can remember looking for eggs with my brother ... typically plastic ones filled with candy ... and later egg-shaped jelly beans or wrapped chocolates. I remember coloring eggs with our mother and, more recently, doing the same with my own daughters.
Growing up, I think the Easter Egg symbolized treasure (candy) and new beginnings (chicks emerging). Today, at Unity of the Seacoast (Dover, NH), parts of the music and the ministers' talk were focusing on the tomb. The stone was rolled away and Jesus' body was gone. He was Resurrected. I began to see the Easter Egg as so much more, and I'll never look at an egg in the same way.
Jesus' life showed us how to walk this human path in light and love. His Resurrection was a gift; it showed us that death truly is not the end. Yes, the physical form or space suit for our life on this planet expires, but we do not. Our loving soul is eternal and lives on.
The Easter Egg (or any egg, actually) can be symbolic of "the tomb" ... inside is the Christ Consciousness each of us is able to express while we are alive in physical form. While we may have become really entombed under previously-accepted limitations on who or what we CAN or CANNOT BE, we also hold the key to our own escape.
In each and every moment, we can roll away the stone and emerge. We have the opportunity to break out "of our shell" and express the love we are at our core. We are offered time a freedoms not readily available to prior generations, who had to toil physically for many of their hours of existence. We can be fully aware of ourselves as spiritual beings expressing through physical form ... not held down by the restrictions of the physical form ... but expanding what it means to BE IN physical form! I believe that is why we are here at this time.
Friday, March 20, 2015
"What?", you may say. Yes, it's true. Yet there's hope and it's called "conscious awareness". When we can see that our fears tend to keep us small, we can move on to that greater sense of joy and living that becomes available to us when we cast aside our training wheels and soar on down the road.
Remember those moments in your life when a physical challenge was paralyzing? Learning to ride a bike without training wheels is one example. For me I think of diving for the first time from a standing position. In learning to dive, I had started out dropping off the dock headfirst into the water from a kneeling position. Yet diving from a standing position seemed impossible; truly too scary. Yet somehow I did it. And you know what? I found intense joy on the other side of the fear. That thing I feared ended up being something that I truly love!
Recently I was listening to the ministers' message at a spiritual community I visited. The message was focused on "transformation". The minister was using the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to butterfly as an analogy for transformation, yet my mind got an immense message out of a tiny segment of his sharing. He spoke of the caterpillar being born on a leaf and his existence being largely just eating and surviving on that leaf. I could see this as an analogy of surviving when the ego is calling the shots, rather than the heart.
Wow, I thought. How many years did I do that? Just eat and survive ... not really seeing nor experiencing what was around me in plain sight?!?
Sunday, February 1, 2015
I was thrilled to be included in a juried Pecha Kucha (20 slides, 20 seconds each) held on 11/20/14 at the River Tree Arts in Kennebunk, Maine. Rather than talk about my Energy-in-Form artwork, my focus was on sharing the simple truths and empowerment that have helped me move to a space of more joy-filled, effortless living. Here's a video for those of you who were unable to attend.
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