On Hope: Thursday morning musings

Buddha became enlightened and so will I. This is the level of conviction we are instructed to practice from. This level involves more than hope. I'm reading Pema Chodron's book, When Things Fall Apart. In her book, she writes about hopelessness: that it is necessary to stop hoping and start being with whatever is. "The … Continue reading On Hope: Thursday morning musings

Clinging to things: memory lane decluttering #3

This is an interesting one for me. I've pulled these out many times. "I'll wear them this summer," I'd say. "No," would come the voice in my head, " they're too precious to wear. What if they break?" "Let's donate them then." "We couldn't let go of those!" I wore these at my wedding 17 … Continue reading Clinging to things: memory lane decluttering #3

No backsies: memory lane decluttering item #2

I toyed with the idea of letting go of 50% of my stuff. There is something freeing about continuing to move things along with gratitude. I feel lighter and my heart is happy honouring each item with a simple thank you. As my new linen closet filled up this week, I added old towels to … Continue reading No backsies: memory lane decluttering item #2

These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

I felt like a power woman in these boots. Great colour, perfect heel height, with enough of that granny boot style that reminded me of my own grandmother's strength, wit and grace. Arnold Churgins. They closed in 2017 after 53 years in business in Calgary. I adored their shoes. I wore these mainly with jeans. … Continue reading These boots are made for walking: memory lane decluttering item #1

Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

Third eye chakra is our centre of knowing. This is where we shine a light on what's hidden. And what's often hidden here is negativity. We have the states of a positive mind, a negative mind and a neutral mind. Staying only in the state of positive mind leads to a life of rose-coloured glasses … Continue reading Third eye chakra: to know your own mind

Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

So, after months of preparations to launch the companion course to the book, Householder Yogini, I sent off the email to my Mailchimp list. I sent myself the test email (as one does in order to be professional and catch any errors). It looked great. Then I sent it to my entire email list. Then … Continue reading Sometimes it takes a Hippopotamus to lighten the mood

The Right Wrong Number

I picked up my home phone message when I returned from my bike ride. I recognized the voice immediately, though it sounded frail and more shaky than I remembered. "Phil, it's me. I'm at the Rockyview." I'd forgotten about her. Back when the kids were little, I'd get a call once in a while. "Hello, … Continue reading The Right Wrong Number

Powerful allies

I could see the crows, gathered on the arms of a giant power pole: an ineffective metal scarecrow on the top of the hill toward my sacred place. As I stepped off the pavement heading up the hill, the crows went crazy, all of them cawing at once. They took off and headed over my … Continue reading Powerful allies

How to work with animal spirit guides

Thousands of crows landed on a Walmart in Texas. Did you see the video? The scene was incredible. You can't help but stop and ask what this enormous message is. To come in such a large number is not a subtle sign... it's a wake-up call. Attention is required.Do you notice animals in your life? … Continue reading How to work with animal spirit guides