Things are never as they seem…

“When I return to love of myself and reverence for my life,
everything has an opportunity to change.
Anything can change.​

Jennifer Hough

Things are never as they seem. This picture is not a sunset but the view from Craggy Gardens in Asheville on Saturday night. It’s what the Northern Lights look like from afar down here in the South. So cool.

On Friday, I met with a dear client and friend who has serious PTSD; I have many clients who suffer with this. As there is an underlying sense of a lack of safety, people may bite or be abrupt. This may sometimes tip into what feels like meanness but is a form of self-protection.

Recently, I’ve been celebrating when I notice shifts. One, in particular, I don’t think I’ve ever celebrated or shared with you, so here goes!

This time, instead of engaging, trying to fix things, or trying to make my client feel better, I simply found neutrality. Sometimes I didn’t respond for days, or even weeks, and let it all breathe. I gave it space for higher levels to work it out. As always when there is spaciousness, it all comes back around to love.

Maya Angelou said that when people show you who they are, believe them the first time. I DON’T AGREE.

People who react are scared and that is NOT WHO THEY ARE.

When I return to love of myself and reverence for my life, everything has an opportunity to change. Anything can change. It can for you, too.

Yes, it takes practice and serious discipline at first, because others’ egos always look to poke at you until you engage.

I’ve had so much practice at this, and know it never works to engage at this point. It’s exhausting and that energy is better used in moving forward, creating the freedom we seek.

It doesn’t mean I didn’t have compassion (without carrying), I definitely did.

But, it did mean that I came back to love and only engaged when the opportunity and opening was obvious.

So, having been doing this for a while now, I’m celebrating being a pretty big rockstar around this practice. Mind you, I have to say that Jeannie Selda on our Wide Awakening Team is probably even better at this than me! Thanks, Jeannie!

I’d love to hear how you’re doing in this realm so do please share!

With so much love,



Fears and freedom

Fears and freedom

The other morning, as I was pulling out an old plant that took up a lot of room and was on its way out, I heard the bell from the Baptist church down the road, at the same time as I caught a glimpse of the peonies I was planting to replace the old bush.

I love peonies. They remind me of Canada and my front yard. They take me to an emotional home place. That’s why I’m planting them. I keep imagining seeing the peonies while I’m sitting on my front porch.

At the gathering place down the road, the minister is impassioned and talks very loudly. Sometimes, he’s incredibly inspiring and I just stand outside on the road and listen, while at others when he talks about the challenging aspects of humanity, there’s fear within the church. I speak at many churches, so this isn’t about making church wrong, but rather the idea that most of humanity spends time finger-pointing.

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My heart is so full of blessings…

My heart is so full of blessings…

After a rich and vibrant time in the Embodiment Workshop in Asheville, my heart is so full of blessings.

I’m so grateful for the participants, the TWA Team, and so incredibly blessed to have opulence everywhere around me in my garden. Not only for the lettuce, but the seeds for new lettuce. It’s truly overflowing …

I’m grateful for all the shifts and clarity that happened for both myself, and collectively, and wanted to share something with you…

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Resilience for me is a form of ‘getting by’…

Resilience for me is a form of ‘getting by’…

For me, resilience is a good start but if I stayed with that as my ultimate goal, it’d feel like a booby prize.

It’s not my ultimate goal.

In a constantly changing world the key, for me, is to thoroughly enjoy this journey.

It’s thriving through the change.

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