Problems No More

My sister-in-law, in one of our usual juicy conversations, asked me "When something difficult happens, how do you usually move on? How do you get yourself "out" of it?" Aha. Interesting question. What's more interesting? I couldn't seem to find an answer to it. It took me a few seconds of going around in circles …

Burn Brighter

You are the flame and the candle is your world. Allow Spirit to burn your life as you've known it. Surrender to the transformation that's coming through you. All that you'll ever need to begin again is within you. The energies that make up fire cannot be destroyed. What remains true will not turn to …

Living with Chronic Pain

Sometimes our pain isn't meant to heal immediately. Sometimes we are called to live with it instead, and in the process receive the gift of the lessons it brings. Sometimes the only way to unlock them is true, unwavering acceptance.

Bloom

At some point, we'll get tired of clenching our fists even as a way of protecting ourselves. At some point, the pain will be too strong to ignore that we just have to bloom, that we just have to finally open up. Slowly, surrendering one fear at a time.

Faith

It's not true that when we leap, the net will appear. The net has always been there. We just don't always have the faith to know that it is.   Card from "The Universe Has Your Back" deck, by Gabrielle Bernstein.    

Lukewarm Thoughts

Many times I find myself not being able to delegate tasks when I have to, thinking that it's easier if I just do them myself. Maybe that's true to some extent. But maybe easier shouldn't always be the goal, and maybe it's only easier in a short period of time. Maybe the cost of doing …

Accountability is Sexy

Nothing would make a person standout more (at least for me) than the full ownership of one's decisions and actions - especially when they result to unforeseen, undesirable consequences. Nothing makes me more proud to be a human being than to see another human embrace the fullness of their magnificence and weakness at the same …

Forgive

Forgiveness is inevitable if one longs to be free and fully at peace. We may be blinded at times, mistaking our anger for self-love or self-righteousness, when in reality, it's our last ditch effort to hold on to the past, to cling so desperately to what's no longer serving us out of fear of the …

Choose Yourself

In the recent years, looking back, I noted that I was able to have/create what I really wanted not by actively pursuing them, but by giving them up. It's counter-intuitive, I know, but the lesson I get is always simple and always the same: When you honor your values, when you don't settle for less …

Jesus reincarnated in my life – to literally Sleep in my bedroom

​I've been berating myself lately for taking the retreat I knew I needed, too. I've been feeling anxious; going back and forth in my mind, obsessing on finding new resolutions, new action points that could push me forward in my path. I couldn't keep myself from asking the Universe, "What's next? What should I be …

Let it Fall Off

The Universe gave me this advice, as I was struggling with a family relationship issue lately. My entire being felt right about letting it go, but certain voices around me kept pointing out how wrong it would be - "If you're on the fence about letting go of a particular issue or relationship, and when …

What I have learned about the process of Manifestation

Manifestation is the externalization of our own process of mastering our power as co-creators. The attainment of goals and the creation of objects, relationships, events are definitely important with regards to the evolution of life. However, there is something more important than all these material outcomes - Us. How we grow as souls is the …

On Certainty

I have always been an anxious person. Worrying about pretty much everything has been my twisted way of trying to control events in my life. One day, as I was keeping my head above water, trying to float above my fears, I had an insight during meditation - The Universe told me that in times …