What if all the beliefs that you adhere to aren’t even yours?

Picture Credits – Jeannie Selda

“What if the beliefs that keep you safe,
by definition keep you from your personal expansive heaven?
What if your heaven lies beyond beliefs?

Jennifer Hough

​Something happened this week that was such a great reminder to remain humble, and know that we are all human. It also reminded me that we are all human and any beliefs that anyone is better than you or I, are simply old beliefs.

This week I was on a beautiful cheer-fest for Money and You with my dear friend Doria Cordova with well-known thought leaders from all over the world. It was a privilege to be included.

The leaders that have taken Money and You are all incredibly humble and so smart…..and you probably know their names; Jack Canfield, Ken Honda just to name a few.

And, there was a leader who was there that behaved a little differently than the others. He also did not exude the humility of the rest. And I realized that he had stuck beliefs and was being righteous, and that I had beliefs about how he should be.

I found myself feeling annoyed. Then I realized that I had a belief that we should all know better ……and in that moment, for 5 minutes, I got annoyed because I was tapping into a societal belief that “all thought leaders should know better”……ha ha, jokes on me.

That belief is a societal one that I was being taken out by. And it wasn’t even my belief.

Know what I love doing? I love re-languaging quotes by Maya Angelou, Thoreau, Buddha and beyond to reflect the laws of physics. Because often what was believed then or in that era, isn’t quite fully accurate to what we know now.

Hold your beliefs gently. Don’t be so quick to be right. Even the smartest people you know put their pants on one leg at a time. Even the people you love the most can have a bad day. Even a relative you revere has foibles. Even bodies of work (personal development, spiritual organizations, and religion) are fallible.

The greatest way to tap into deeper truths is to see if your body and mind have peace when you hear information being passed on to you! If you get righteous, you aren’t there yet.

I am always humbled by how many times my willingness to ‘seek to understand’ first, has led to softening in long-held beliefs. And when that happens with others, I just fall more in love with them.

I’m more interested in embodying love than I am in being right about my position…..which usually involves beliefs or thoughts that come from someone or something else so that I can protect myself.

What if the beliefs that you adhere to aren’t even yours?

What if they were invented by the many people before us so we’d have guidelines to keep us safe, help us get things right, and know what we’re doing?

Imagine dancing directly with consciousness without the need for contemplation and, in the present moment, there is only what is in the ‘highest’.

Stay curious. Seek to understand first (thank you St. Francis for that one).

Food for thought.

With love,



I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

Worthiness. I spent a good portion of my childhood trying to be enough.

How about you?

Every time you seek to prove your worth, you are coming from a place that presumes that you’re somehow lacking.

You were literally an etheric metaphysical being, who poured into a body in perfect timing. You are a meat suit flying through space at 55,000 miles per hour while miraculously housing a soul and spirit. You witness sunsets, mountain tops, births, deaths. You breathe the air that trillions of trees breathe out just for you!

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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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