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The ART of Living Life 

Sharon's Older Blogs

2020 - February 1, 2021   

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JANUARY  25 - FEBRUARY 1: 


 MONDAY:


 LIVING LIFE PURPOSEFULLY 

IN THE FIELD OF POTENTIAL AND POSSIBILITY!


We have the Power of Choice to live

life aligned with our values.


Even when the outer world is distractive.


Use your creative human powers to choose the 

direction you are guided to go. 


THE POWER OF FOCUS

THE POWER OF CHOICE

THE POWER OF ACTION

THE POWER OF NON-ACTION

THE POWER OF ATTENTION

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS 



TUESDAY: 


One of the choices we have is "listen" and see if 

we are called to serve MOTHER EARTH at this time. 


Is there something you are being called to do at this time on the Planet? 


LISTEN...and honor your Inner Voice!


LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE by Larry Kiser


Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Speaks Within Your Heart


Oh, Listen To Your Inner Voice

It's Silent like The Wind


Oh, Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Sings The Sounds Of Love 


WEDNESDAY: 


THE ART OF WELL-BEING


Listen To Your Inner Voice 

By Larry Kiser


Listen TO Your Inner Voice

It Speaks Within Your Heart


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It's Silent Like The Wind


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Sings The Sounds Of Love



THURSDAY:


DEEPENING INTO THE TRUTH OF YOU


I invite you to sit in silence and enquire:


I AM a SPARK of the DIVINE....

What is the significance of this?  


FRIDAY: 


OPENING TO THE MATURITY OF THE HEART


As we mature in our  in divine qualities we are able to 

"hold" more of the chaos that arises.


What are you being called to hold at this time? 

What divine qualities would support you in this? 


perhaps more...

COMPASSION

LOVE

FORGIVENESS

GRATITUDE

STRENGTH

GENEROSITY

GOODNESS

PERSEVERANCE

WISDOM


SATURDAY:


DIFFERENT LEVELS OF EMOTIONS


Karla McLaren, author of The Language of Emotions

lists three levels of emotions.  They are soft, medium, or intense. 


For example under Shame/Guilt her listing would be as follows:

SOFT:  Discomfited / flustered / speechless

MEDIUM:  ashamed / embarrassed / sheepish

INTENSE:  Humiliated / self-condemning / belittled

  

Perhaps this way of looking at emotions may be helpful

in seeing where your intensity level is at any one time. 


SUNDAY:


THE ART OF TRANSFORMATION


As one learns to meet all that arises and to "be with" the emotions and to feel them in the body with depth and sincerity, giving them an opportunity to be seen, the opportunity is for them to dissipate.    


MONDAY:  


RE-ALIGNING AFTER A RETREAT


Following a retreat or a time where you have spent considerable time going within,  aligning to the Truth you want to bring into your life is extremely important.  


Following are some self-enquiry questions you may want to ask yourself: 


 * How can I create a life-style that will support this new way of being? 

* What is the spiritual practice I want to have in my daily life? 

* What are three divine attributes I want to bring into my life? 




 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 



JANUARY 24 - FEBRUARY 1, 2021




TUESDAY: 


One of the choices we have is "listen" and see if 

we are called to serve MOTHER EARTH at this time. 


Is there something you are being called to do at this time on the Planet? 


LISTEN...and honor your Inner Voice!


LISTEN TO YOUR INNER VOICE by Larry Kiser


Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Speaks Within Your Heart


Oh, Listen To Your Inner Voice

It's Silent like The Wind


Oh, Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Sings The Sounds Of Love 


WEDNESDAY: 


THE ART OF WELL-BEING


Listen To Your Inner Voice 

By Larry Kiser


Listen TO Your Inner Voice

It Speaks Within Your Heart


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It's Silent Like The Wind


Oh Listen To Your Inner Voice

It Sings The Sounds Of Love







 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:  

JANUARY 22 & 23, 2021


 

 BALANCING CHILDREN WATCHING 

TELEVISION vs CREATIVE PLAY 


Children who consistently spend more than 4 hours per day watching TV are more likely to be overweight. 


Kids who view violent acts on TV are more likely to show aggressive behavior, and to hear that the world is scary and that something bad will happen to them. 


Teens who play violent video games and apps are more likely to be aggressive. 


Characters on TV and in video games often depict risky behaviors, such as smoking and drinking, and also reinforce gender-role and racial stereotypes. 


CREATIVE ACTIVITIES 

FOR CHILDREN


building blocks


play doe


drawing pictures


help cook a meal


plan a picnic


build a "tent" house with a sheet

over a table to chairs


garden


go to the park


learn to play an instrument


** But even more important, LISTEN to your child

and what he/she would like to do! 


Building on  a child's ideas is so empowering to them. 

It gives them:


CONFIDENCE 


ENCOURAGEMENT


ABILITY TO BE SELF-DIRECTING


INDEPENDENCE



Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!

 

 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY:

JANUARY 18 - 22, 2021


 

 WORDS TO LIVE BY  


MONDAY:  FAITH 

"Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to".

George Seaton



TUESDAY:  TRUST

"All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator for all I have not seen."

Ralph Waldo Emerson


WEDNESDAY:  MYSTERY

Yesterday is history. 

Tomorrow is a mystery. 

Today is a gift of God, 

which is why we

Call it the present. 

Bill Keane


THURSDAY:  STRENGTH

BE FAITHFUL

IN SMALL THINGS

BECAUSE IT IS IN THEM

THAT YOUR STRENGTH LIES.

MOTHER TERESA


FRIDAY:  LIGHT

Faith is the 

strength by which

a shattered world

shall emerge

into the light. 

Helen Keller



Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!

 

 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY:  JANUARY 16 & 17



THE ART OF TEACHING CHILDREN ABOUT PEACE...

STEP BY STEP


STEP ONE:  STOP!  

Take time out! Breathe...and do nothing.  Get a cup of tea and sit down and enjoy!


STEP TWO:  LOOK!  

Look around at your home environment and take inventory.  Is it orderly? Is it inviting to children?  


STEP THREE:  LISTEN!   

Listen to the conversations amongst your children and/or their playmates.  Listen to yourself responding to them.  Just listen!  


STEP FOUR:  WATCH!

Watch what your children are doing.  How do they play with each other or alone? Be the "watchful observer"! 


STEP FIVE:  WRITE!

Write down what you are seeing and hearing. Be objective and non-judgmental!


STEP SIX:  EDUCATIONAL!

Educate your children about PEACE.  Find a book or CD about peace. 

Invite an open conversation!  Have fun!  


STEP SEVEN:  DECIDE!

Make a decision that your home will be a home of PEACE!


STEP EIGHT: ADDRESS!

Address every unpeaceful communication and action that is not peaceful.  


STEP NINE:  COOOPERATION!

Acknowledge cooperation.  When you see your children are cooperating, acknowledge them for that action.  


STEP TEN: VALUE!

Value all of life.  Show appreciation and respect for all of life...ants, spiders, all of nature and all people....the homeless, the elderly and those with special needs.  


STEP ELEVEN:  SILENCE! 

Encourage times of silence and stillness.   Everyone needs to have time alone in silence and stillness.   


STEP TWELVE:  SERVE!  

Find ways to reach out and help others.  Volunteer with your children at a animal shelter or visit a retirement home.  


YOU have the POWER to choose YOUR ACTIONS and 

NON-ACTIONS! 

I have the POWER to choose MY ACTIONS and NON-ACTIONS! 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!

 

 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY & FRIDAY:  JANUARY 14 & 15, 2021


THE ART OF MAKING A DECISION


When you have an important decision to make, 

what is the process you go through to make that decision? 


Have you ever thought about HOW you make a decision? 


Do you make it quickly? 

Do you ponder over it for a long time? 

Do you listen to your inner self? 

Do you ask your friends to make the decision for you? 

Do you like to get agreement about your decision, and then

feel confidence that it is the right decision? 


All of these are ways that might enter into the decision making process. 


Do you make a decision in a different way? 



DIVINE AND UNDIVINE INFLUENCES 

re: THE ART OF MAKING A DECISION


Seeing that this week I discussed divine and undivine attributes we all have, I just realized that there can also be "undivine" influences wittingly or unwittingly affect us during the process of making a decision. 


One such influence can be from the influence of the media on us. 

Sometimes, we do realize the influence it has on us when we see that 50% of the products we purchase, we heard about on the television. 


And at other times  the television may have an effect on us that we don't even realize.  For example, if we watch a certain television program on a regular basis and then realize that if our favorite character is having a good day, we have a  good day.  And if they have a bad day, we end up having a bad day.  This happened to me when I was in my 30's!  I was SO surprised to see this!  That was the day I stopped watching the soap operas that my family introduced me to when I was 10 years of age!  


And years later, I decided I did not want the influence of the media on me, so decided to no longer own a television set.  

That was now 21 years ago. 


A DIVINE INFLUENCE ON  US...


 Regarding a divine influence on us, let's consider our relationships with our "inner self".   Do you sit in the silence and stillness and tune in to             your inner self, when having to make a decision? 

This is one way, to acknowledge what the inner YOU feels about a situation.  


As I write this BLOG, I'm naturally tuning into my inner self (it can't help but listen as I write!) :)


And I'm realizing how deeply I've allowed some outside influences to

affect my day today. I'm amazed at how subtle they were...

and how from a simple email, I could have a certain thread of thoughts.

Presently, this time on the planet is so powerful! The incoming energies are SO strong, we can easily go toward the light...or toward the dark. 


As we tune into the PRESENT MOMENT...

and BECOME AWARE OF OUR INNER DIALOGUE...

we can become conscious of its thoughts and consciously decide if we are going to take those thoughts in and ACT on them or not.  


YOU have the POWER to choose YOUR ACTIONS and 

NON-ACTIONS! 

I have the POWER to choose MY ACTIONS and NON-ACTIONS! 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!

 

 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: JANUARY 11, 12 & 13, 2021


DIVINE ATTRIBUTES


Divine Attributes are those qualities of goodness or positive one might express in his/ her daily life. 


The two I felt that are being expressed in this image are: 


PATIENCE and COOPERATION!


How lovely it is that 5 children could be sitting together 

doing a puzzle...with some active and some just looking on

what appears to be in a very patient manner. 


When we reflect on the way we act, we can learn more about the way we act and make conscious choices for future actions or non-actions. 

Additional divine attributes are as follows:


SELF-CONTROL

PEACEFULNESS

COMPASSION

GENTLENESS

FORGIVENESS

VIGOR

AUSTERITY


Is there one of these that you would like to bring into your

life in a greater way?  



UNDIVINE ATTRIBUTES  


The undivine attributes are those that are not of a positive nature and as human being we often want to release from our way of being. 


Some of these undivine attributes are: 


FEAR

VIOLENCE

FICKLENESS

HATRED

ANGER

MALICE

ARROGANCE

PRIDE


Do you have one undivine attribute that you would like to

release from your way of being? 




LIVING A CONSCIOUS LIFE


When we live a conscious life, we become aware of the way we act and reflect on ways of improving the way we live.  We become aware of our effectiveness or ineffectiveness and work at improving  our skills. 


It is important as we live consciously, to be compassionate with our self, knowing that we are a work in progress and not to expect perfection.  And at the same time, not to ignore attributes to thrive for and others to release. 


What are 3 divine attributes you'd like to develop in the new year? 

What are 3 undivine attributes you'd like to release during this new year? 



YOU have the POWER to choose YOUR ACTIONS and 

NON-ACTIONS! 

 


 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY & SUNDAY:  JANUARY 9 & 10, 2021



TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT 

THE VALUE OF PEACE


If you decide it is important to you for your family

to practice PEACE in all your interactions, I say 

congratulations!  I feel it's one of the most important decisions we can make as parents. 


Following are some points to consider as you take this 

into the realm of a Living Experience!


1.  Call a family meeting to discuss if your children are four and older. 


2.  Discuss the ways your family already interacts that that 

are peaceful. 


3.  Perhaps list worlds or sayings that exhibit peaceful conversations.


4.  Discuss ways your family already is acting in a peaceful manner with each other. 


5.  If you children are rather mature, you might have fun acting out "peaceful" interactions. 


6.  Tell them that you will engage in conversation with them if you need to about a situation if you feel it's not peaceful.  


7.  Create a fun way of acknowledging each other when 

a peaceful conversation and/or action has taken place. 

Perhaps I thumbs up or a heart sign made with the hands could be used.  




THE POWER OF REFLECTIVE PARENTING 


If you observe that your parenting ways needs to be shifted,

simply step back and reflect on the way you are parentings now. 


What is working? 

What is not working? 

What direction do you want to go in? 

What is most important to you at this time?

Do you need to apologize to your child for something? 

(This can be a very powerful experience!)

What is your very next step? 

What do you want to happen long-term? 


As I've discussed in past radio programs and blogs....


 

YOU have the POWER to choose YOUR ACTIONS and 

NON-ACTIONS! 

 


 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY & FRIDAY:  JANUARY 6 & 7,  2021




THE POWER OF NON-ACTION


During the course of a day, we have many opportunities for action as well as non-action. 


What makes the difference? 


DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination is the power of making fine distinctions! 


This forest exists because someone said YES to keeping it in it's natural condition, and perhaps NO, to cutting it down. 


Some forms of NON-ACTION could be: 


Not drinking and driving

Not yelling 

Not spanking a child

Not saying something

Not eating a candy bar

Not getting angry 

Not saying I love you

Not leaving a relationship 



THE POWER OF ACTION


Likewise, taking action can be very powerful also. 

Discrimination is the key.  What do you want to say YES to. 

What do you want to say NO to. 


Some forms of ACTION could be: 


Meditating

Writing an article 

Calling a friend

Saying I love you

Attending a meeting

Eating a salad 

Giving a gift 



YOU have the POWER to choose YOUR ACTIONS and 

NON-ACTIONS! 

 


 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY:  JANUARY 4, 5 & 6,  2021




WHAT CAN YOU DO IF LIFE IS 

CHALLENGING AND STRESS-FILLED? 


RUN!

SWIM!

PAINT!

DANCE!

TALK TO A TRUSTED FRIEND! 

Find a way to handle stress, anger, frustration...




THE TRUTH ABOUT YOU!


YOU are a spark of Divinity!

YOU are a spark of the LIFE FORCE!

YOU are unique!

YOU make a difference!



*P*E*A*C*E*


As each person finds their center of PEACE and finds ways 

of peaceful action, we'll create a peaceful world.  


P= PRESENCE:  Being here in the NOW! 


E=EMPATHY:  Understanding the emotional make-up for others!


A= AFFINITY:  Can you find a way to be in affinity with others in your world AND to put your attention on matters that are important and address  them fully? 


C= COURAGE:  Do you have the courage, the confidence, and clarity to have a calm conversation with others to discuss life matters? 


E= EQUANIMITY:  Being emotionally and mentally stable and composed even under strain and tension.  


 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY & SUNDAY:  JANUARY 2 & 3, 2021




WHAT DO CHILDREN NEED 

DURING CHALLENGING TIMES? 


In the book, The Power of Showing Up, authors, Daniel Siegel and Tina Bryson, state that children need to feel the four S's: 


SAFE:  Giving children a safe harbor.


SEEN: We pay attention to her emotions--both negative and positive. 


SOOTHED:  This is about teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard and showing her that you'll be there with her along the way. 


SECURE:  When your child know she can count on you to show in the time of need, time after time,  she will trust in  a feeling of secure attachment and thrive.  


PART II


The book scary news by Lorna Ann Knox, offers ways to raise joyful children when the headlines are full of fear. 


Three of her suggestions are as follows:


Pray with your children. 


Turn off the radio in your car when children are present. 


Listen to your inner guidance. 


The Voice of Change on Saturday, January 2, went into more details about these suggestions.  


 This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


 FRIDAY, JANUARY 1,  2021




LIVING FULLY ALIVE!

LIVING FULLY AWAKE!

LIVING FULLY AWARE! 


What would it look like if you were to live...

FULLY ALIVE!

FULLY AWAKE!

FULLY AWARE!


As I reflect on this, I believe it calls for breaking

out of the BOX we may find our self in!


It is not anyone's fault... not yours, not your parents, 

not your friends... that we may find our self

in a BOX!  


Are you in a box now of....  

limitation!

fear!

restriction!

contraction!

smallness!



Pretend NOW...to come out of your invisible box!


MOVE!

BREAK FREE!

JUMP UP AND OUT!


What does it feel like NOW?


FREEDOM TO BE!

SPACIOUSNESS!

OPENNESS!

WIDENESS!

WILDNESS!

GRANDEUR!

CONNECTION TO ALL!


A few weeks ago I played with these ideas after

a meditation, and I truly felt different!


When we are living on the open playground...

of life...

without restriction....

we have the capacity to

FEEL!

BE!

EXPERIMENT!

GROW!

EXPERIENCE!

BE VULNERABLE!

EXPLORE!

CRY!

LAUGH!


And in this space, we are more available to be with 

ALL of life...

the good..

the difficult...

the ugly!


   Let us all break free of the box we find our self in

and be free... truly free to experience all of life in 2021!



Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


 THURSDAY:   DECEMBER 31, 2020




SEEING and LIVING in the FIELD of DUALITY 

AND 

SEEING and LIVING in the FIELD of ONENESS


We can compare duality to ice cream1  There are two flavors!

And thus two choices!


This is the consciousness we've all been a part of since we were born. 

We often see two choices are possible.  Thus we choose this one or that one! 


With the emergence of higher energies on the planet many are moving in the field of Oneness.


And if this is compared to Ice Cream, there might be numerous ice cream cones each blended with two or more flavors.  And then a person making the choice of which ice cream cone to choose, she would just 

naturally be drawn to one of the cones. 


 A languaging for this might be: 

I FEEL! 

I KNOW! 

I ACT!  


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


  MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY:  DECEMBER 28, 29 & 30, 2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  HONORING ALL FORMS OF LIFE


Over one million seabirds are killed by ocean pollution each year. 


Three hundred thousand dolphins and porpoises die each year as a result of becoming entangled in discarded fishing nets, among other items.


One hundred thousand sea mammals are killed in the ocean by pollution each year.


QUESTION:  Is there anything you can do today to honor /respect some form of life?  



LIVING PRINCIPLES:  CULTIVATING RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS


As I was preparing for this BLOG and radio program, the 7 Principles of Kwanzaa came to my attention.  I felt these are beautiful examples of Right Relationships so wanted to share them with you today. 


1.  Unity: To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race. 


2.  Self-Determination:  To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves. 


3.  Collective Work & Responsibility:  To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together. 


4.  Cooperative economics:  To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together. 


5.  Purpose:  To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. 


6.   Creativity:  To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it. 


7.  Faith:  To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. 




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  MINDFUL CONSUMPTION & MINDFUL COMPASSION


The Dalai Lama stated that he feels 

"WE NEED A REVOLUTION OF COMPASSION". 


In the Lion's Roar magazine for January of 2021, it states that the Dalai Lama calls on us to make this a century of compassion for the planet and all its inhabitants.  


In reflecting on these Living Principles, how can you be compassionate with yourself as you live them? 


Could you perhaps BLESS your self for your past actions 

and begin again? 


Or perhaps you could FORGIVE yourself of not seeing the best in another, and then begin again? 


Or perhaps you could acknowledge yourself for your success in these areas?


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


  SATURDAY & SUNDAY: DECEMBER 26 & 27,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  UNDERSTANDING THE SECRET WORLD OF A CHILD BEFORE BIRTH



"...THE UNBORN CHILD IS A feeling, remembering, aware being, AND 

because she /he is, what happens to him/her what happens to all of us--in the nine months between conception and birth molds and shapes personality, drives and ambitions in very important ways." 


From:  Thomas Verny M.D., with John Kelly 

The Secret Life of the Unborn Child



LIVING PRINCIPLES:  HONORING & EMPOWERING OUR CHILDREN


What do children need from parents and significant people in their lives? 


INFANTS:  LOVE, AFFECTION, ATTENTION

TODDLERS:  FREEDOM, ENCOURAGEMENT, RESPECT

PRESCHOOLERS:  DESERVING, EXPLORING, APPROVING

PRIMARY SCHOOL:  GIVING, SHARING, NON-JUDGMENT, ACCEPTANCE, TRUTH


From:  The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents 

by Deepak Chopra 



Let us continue to...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


FRIDAY:  DECEMBER 25,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  MINDFUL CONSUMPTION &   MINDFUL COMPASSION 


Let's consider the word "consumption" in its broadest 

terms!


Of all the Mindful Practices/ Trainings Thich Nhat Hanh mentions is his book, "For A Future To Be Possible",  this Practice surprised me the most. He refers to it as a "Diet for a Mindful Society". 


And yet once I thought about it his ideas  they made perfect sense. 


Some of the things he included in this Training and

suggested we be mindful about are as follows: 


FOOD 

ALCOHOL

TV PROGRAMS

MAGAZINES

BOOKS

FILMS

CONVERSATIONS


Have you ever considered that some TV Programs may be toxic? 

Perhaps some books? magazines? films? 


As we consciously become more mindful and allow our self to be very compassionate toward our self, I do believe more will be revealed to us as to what is appropriate and what is not.  


Although I do believe we are being called to deeply look at our values and see if what we once thought was our highest values, are they true for us now? 


And yet we must truly be LOVING, COMPASSIONATE AND GENTLE with our self.  

CHANGE  takes time!  



Is there some aspect of one of these that you'd like to exclude from your life? 


As this year comes to an end, and the New one begins, this is a perfect time to make such changes. 


Let us continue to...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY:  DECEMBER 24,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  CULTIVATING RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS


Isn't this  picture of the swans a perfect image for "Right Relationship"?


These two seem to be SO connected with each other. 

They seem to be so connected that the resulting image of their relationship is a unique HEART!  

And they appear to be speaking in their own language to each other!


Is there someone in your life you'd like to connect with and "right" your relationship? 

Is there someone in your life you'd like to reconcile with? 


This is the TIME!

NOW is the moment!


Let us continue to...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY:  DECEMBER 24,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  CULTIVATING RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS


Isn't this  picture of the swans a perfect image for "Right Relationship"?


These two seem to be SO connected with each other. 

They seem to be so connected that the resulting image of their relationship is a unique HEART!  

And they appear to be speaking in their own language to each other!


Is there someone in your life you'd like to connect with and "right" your relationship? 

Is there someone in your life you'd like to reconcile with? 


This is the TIME!

NOW is the moment!


Let us continue to...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


WEDNESDAY:  DECEMBER 23,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  SINCERE LISTENING & KIND SPEAKING


I so appreciate and honor this living principle! For decades my work has been the art of listening to children.  


Listening to each other is also SO important.  With so many different ideas about what is needed in the world right now, I do believe that listening to each other is crucial. 


Even if we have a different perspective than another on an issue, can we still come from a place of sincere listening and kind speech? 


I do believe we can.  


Under this living principle, transparency, telling the truth, speaking in a way their empowers others and resolving mis-understandings and disputes are important.  


Let us continue to...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!



This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


TUESDAY:  DECEMBER 22,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  PRACTICING LOVING-KINDNESS 


The practice of loving -kindness is the next Living Principle I'm suggesting we consider.  


What does it mean to you to practice Loving Kindness? 


Tonight  I went to watch a movie and within the first 10 minutes of the film, I was introduced to the killing of an elephant by poachers for its tusks! And I thought, how appropriate the Universe would bring such a film into my awareness.  (I'm experiencing many synchronistic happenings right now!) 


It was a beautiful film showing how natives work with outside organizations to care for the babies who lose their mother to such poachers.  They raise the babies and then return them to the wild when they are old enough to care for themselves.


At the end of the film it said that the elephant populations had been reduced by 62% in this last decade!  


If we, as a species, adopted the Practice of Loving - Kindness, 

such poaching would not be an issue!  


If we, as a species, adopted the Practice of Honoring All of Life, such poaching would not be an issue!  


When are we going to learn to honor all life? 

What needs to happen for all this to change? 


Let us ...

See with New Eyes...

Ear with New Ears...

Feel with an Open Heart...

Think with a Clear Awareness... and 

Act with a New Understanding!



This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


MONDAY:  DECEMBER 21,  2020




LIVING PRINCIPLES:  HONORING ALL OF LIFE


Last week, I awakened with the image of a caged monkey vividly in my mind.  She was sitting in a very small cage and just looking at me.  I felt it was representing MANY monkeys who were caged and not able to be free.  


In the next moment I recalled a book by Thich Nhat Hanh entitled, For A Future To Be Possible, and how it stressed the importance of the honoring of ALL life!  


As I reflected on his teaching, I asked myself some questions: 


What are the guidelines for the way to treat animals? 

Is it appropriate for them to be caged for any reason? 

Do the Universal Principles we've been discussing led us to the answer?

Do we gain karma when we restrict, injury or kill living creatures? 

If the monkey could speak, what might she say?  


As we move into the  Aquarian Age, as we've been talking about

on the past shows, we are being called  to live life with the greatest VALUES we know.  


This is the TIME to reflect on these deep and basic questions.  


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY & SUNDAY:  DECEMBER 19 & 20,  2020




SPANKINGS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION!


"Corporal punishment of children actually interferes with the process of learning and with their optimal development as socially responsible adults. We feel that it is important for public health workers, teachers and others concerned for the emotional and physical health of children and youth to support the adoption of alternative methods for the achievement of self-control and responsible behavior in children and adolescents." 

Dr. Daniel F. Whiteside, former Assistant Surgeon General


Research shows that children who are hit have lower self-esteem then children who are not hit. There is even some evidence from a British study that children who are hit may be less able to learn because physical punishments reduce children's IQ.  Being hit triggers the fight or flight response in human beings. When we are hit, our rational thinking shuts down. All we can think about is hitting back or running away to protect ourselves.  


These are excerpts from an article by Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting.  For the full article please click here:

Article: Spanking Undermines Discipline



WHAT IS THE GREATEST GIFT YOU CAN GIVE YOUR CHILD? 


"The gift every child really wants money can't buy. The "something more" children are looking for is the GIFT of feeling connected, loved and valued.


This quote is from another article by Pam Leo, author of Connection Parenting. For the full article please click here: 

Article:  The Gift Every Child Wants


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY & FRIDAY: DECEMBER 17 & 18,  2020




PART I:  CREATING A NEW WAY OF LIVING


As we come to the end of a 25,000 year cycle, 

and the "old" ways and structures are breaking

up before our eyes, 

LET US KNOW 

that we have the opportunity before us

for planting the seeds for the 

NEW CYCLE...

Can you learn to hold such a possibility?  

And it all begins with EACH one of us!

Together we are co-creating life!


The planet can only be as peaceful as EACH person is peaceful!

The planet can only be as loving as EACH person is loving!


I invite you to ask yourself... 


HOW CAN I ACT IN MORE PEACEFUL WAYS TODAY? 

HOW CAN I ACT IN MORE LOVING WAYS TODAY?


As we shift just one little thing in our life...

everything shifts!


PART II:  ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO BE A

"VOICE OF CHANGE?"


More and more people are waking up everyday!


The energies coming to the planet right now

are supporting people is letting go of the old ways....

and inspiring them to be part of the solution...

a NEW WAY OF LIVING... 

that aligns with the Universal Laws

we've been speaking up as well

as the 

HUMAN POWERS 

such as 

THE POWER TO CREATE!

THE POWER OF ACTION!

THE POWER OF NON-ACTION!

THE POWER OF FOCUS 

THE POWER OF ATTENTION


Once you recognize a possibility for a

significant change in the our world, and hold

such a possibility, 

you are a voice of change! 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!  



This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


MONDAY, TUESDAY  & WEDNESDAY:  DECEMBER 14, 15 & 16  2020




UNDERSTANDING OUR WORLD IN TERMS OF 3D, 4D & 5D 

CONSCIOUSNESS 



PART I:  3 D or FIFTH DIMENSION CONSCIOUSNESS 


Some circles are looking at all that is happening in the world presently in terms of 3D, 4D and 5D  consciousness.  It can be helpful and supportive to understand.  

Before I share with you some of the characteristics of 3D consciousness, I want to say a couple of things.  When we talk about consciousness and/or dimensions, we are not talking about different places but rather a "state" of consciousness. 

We are most familiar with the 3D state of consciousness because that is what we have been living with all of our lives.  Following are some of the characteristics:  


We see things as good and bad, right or wrong (two forces) 

Love is based on conditions

The "mind" rules 

Manifestation is slow

You may  feel separate from others

If you "see" something, it is real 

You may feel you are a victim

You experience fear, chaos and /or unfairness 


PART 2:  4D or FOURTH DIMENSION CONSCIOUSNESS


4D is the transition between 3D and 5D. Following are some of the ways it may manifest:


You have periods of time when you feel great love, well-being and greater freedom

You may feel a deeper appreciation for your life, your situation and those in your life at times

You may have glimpses of instant manifestation

You may experience times when you are very intuitive

You may experience times when you receive "new" information (downloads) 


As you continue forward, these experiences will increase until you come into 5D consciousness and your experience will become more stable and dependable. 



PART 3:  5D or FIFTH DIMENSION CONSCIOUSNESS


Love is unconditional

The heart rules

Instant manifestations 

You feel connected to every one & everything

Believing is seeing

You co-create your reality 

You believe in the Divine Order of Life & that Everything Happens for the highest Good 


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


SATURDAY & SUNDAY:  DECEMBER 12 and 13, 2020

WEEK-END EDITION:  PURPOSEFUL AND PEACEFUL PARENTING



NURTURING CHILDREN TO BE SELF-SUFFICIENT  


PART I:  CHARACTERISTICS OF SELF-SUFFICIENT CHILDREN


When a child is taught to be self-sufficient, s/he

feels so good about her/him self, because

s/he knows s/he is:


CAPABLE

CREATIVE

SUCCESSFUL

SELF-SUFFICIENT

INDEPENDENT


If one in not nurtured in this way then 

they can feel:

INCAPABLE

UNWORTHY

UNCERTAIN

THEY ALWAYS NEED APPROVAL

HESITANT

FEARFUL

UNLOVEABLE

THEY ARE NOT ENOUGH


How can we support children to be self-sufficient? 


1.  Acknowledge them for their successes. 

2. Acknowledge them for their efforts.

3. Acknowledge them for their creativity. 

4. Educate them about how to perform common tasks. 

5. Support them in their learning process. 

REPEAT! 



PART 2: THE FIELD OF INTENTION 


The Role the Parent Plays In This Process/ Self-Enquiry


In order for a parent to provide an atmosphere where children can grow into being self-sufficient, the parent needs to have an intention to do so. 

Although the intention could be below the surface awareness, it would be best to create such an intention purposefully.  The intention might be as simple as: 


I INTEND THAT I NURTURE MY CHILD/REN IN

BEING SELF-SUFFICIENT 



If you are not easily able to CREATE such an intention to nurture your  children in being

self-sufficient, you may ask yourself the following questions:



SELF-ENQUIRY QUESTIONS: 


1. What is my intention for raising my children in the area of being dependent vs independent?  


2. How was I raised? 


3. Is it difficult for me to allow the natural imperfection in my home

as children learn to do things in their own way? 


4. Why is this type of an intention difficult for me? 


Every parent wants the BEST for their children. And all of us have our strengths and gifts.  When we find an area that is more difficult for us to embrace, it's a wonderful opportunity to discover something NEW about our self...and a new way to nurture our growth and the growth of our children. 


This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


FRIDAY:  DECEMBER 11, 2020



WHAT DOES ASTROLOGY HAVE TO DO WITH WHAT 

IS HAPPENING ON 

THE PLANET RIGHT NOW? 


Rio Olesky, professional astrologer since 1976,  

was a guest on my radio program today, the

 Voice of Change. 

He spoke in detail about the relationship between the Earth and various planets and constellations, and the effect they have on the  Earth.  


We are SO interconnected  to Our Mother...

Our Mother Earth.  


I invite you to listen to the program. 

The link is below.  

 

This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


THURSDAY:  DECEMBER 10, 2020



WHAT "POWERS" DO YOU NURTURE IN YOUR CHILDREN? 


As human beings we all have capacities... powers.  As we acknowledge them in our self and our children they grow.  What innate powers do you often nurture in yourself AND in your children? 


THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

THE POWER OF NON-ACTION

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

THE POWER OF CHANGE

THE POWER OF IMAGINATION

THE POWER OF PLAY

THE POWER OF BLESSING

THE POWER OF ATTENTION

This is an on-going conversation on 

The Voice of Change radio program. 


with love, Sharon 


WEDNESDAY  DECEMBER 9




                                    THE ART OF BEING! 

  

        When we move from "Doing" to "Being, more emphasis is on the way we are in the world, not what we do.  At this point you may begin to ask yourself, life changing questions, such as:


Why Am I here on the Planet as this time? 

What is the Purpose of my life? 

How do I live rightly?  

What are the universal laws that govern life? 

What is my role at this time?    

 

This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


TUESDAY  DECEMBER 8




                         THE ART OF LIVING LIFE!            

 

Have you ever reflected on the idea that living life truly is an ART?

 

Daily we create our life!  

We do this day in and day out! 

And therefore, most of us get into a routine

and re-create the same thing day in and day out!

However, if we consider the POWERS we all have as a

human beings, we can come to realize 


YOU ARE THE THE ARTIST OF YOUR LIFE! 


I invite you to consider the following 

POWERS that you have...

and consider how you want to

create your life tomorrow!  


THE POWER OF FOCUS

THE POWER OF ATTENTION

THE POWER OF CHOICE

THE POWER OF INTENTION

THE POWER OF ACTION

THE POWER OF NON-ACTION

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

THE POWER OF LOVE

THE POWER TO CHANGE

THE POWER TO LEARN 

THE POWER TO CREATE 


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


MONDAY  DECEMBER 7




                         CREATING A DECLARATION                                            STATEMENT TO LIVE BY

 

If you want to be more proactive in creating your life, writing a statement about how you want to be is one way to shift the status quo in your life.


In the book "Personal Leadership", authors Schaetti, Ramsey and Watanabe

 speak about this in the chapter, Aligning with Vision. 


They say that such a statement should be: 

PERSONAL

POSITIVE

PRESENT

PASSIONATE


Why not consider writing your own statement in support of how you want to BE!


An example of such a statement from their book is as follows:

"As an effective leader, I consecrate my time, talent and passion to being a vital presence in the lives of individuals, families and my community at all times, in all  places and with all peoples."


I've written such a declaration at various times in my life and found it a very powerful experience. Enjoy!  



This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


SUNDAY  DECEMBER 6 

WEEK-END BLOG:  PURPOSEFUL & PEACEFUL PARENTING



                         BUILDING A STRONG CONNECTION                                     WITH YOUR CHILD 

           Building a strong connection with your child coming naturally when you deeply listen and communicate with her/him in the field of love,  compassion and kindness.  Moments of just pure fun and JOY nurture that bond in a deep and profound manner.  When a strong connection has been built and is maintained, then your child feels secure and knows they always have a safe place to "land". 



This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


SATURDAY  DECEMBER 5 

WEEK-END BLOG:  PURPOSEFUL & PEACEFUL PARENTING



                            VALUES:   HOW  DO I LIVE? 

                        HOW DO I PARENT?


On this week-end edition of BLOG as well as on my radio show, the Voice of Change, I will focus on the values that we want to live and parent with.  


Following are just a few of the  hundreds you could choose from. I invite you to choose between 7 and 12 that are important to you. 


TRUST

HONESTY

FORGIVNESS  

KINDNESS

RESOURCEFUL

RESILIENT

TOLERANT

PATIENT

PERSERVERING

SINCERE

SIMPLE 

LOVING 

AUTHENTIC

RESPECTFUL

JOYFUL

CREATIVE

GENEROUS

CAPABLE

HEALTHY

COMPASSIONATE

COOPERATIVE

EASY GOING

BALANCED 

CONFIDENT 


I invite you to step back and observe your family dynamics and see which value is already at play in a positive manner?  Articulating what you see allows children to understand what they are doing.  And from here you can build and develop additional values that you feel are important.  

One place you can usually begin is pointing out the authenticity of your child.  How is she/ he being unique? How is she/ he expressing their own specialness?   


   Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


FRIDAY:  DECEMBER 4


                               LIVE!  LOVE!  LISTEN ! LAUGH!


Today during my radio program I spoke about Living, Loving, Listening and Laughing...

and the power of each. 


AND we actually  laughed together for one full minute. It was fun, mood changing and uplifting.  


It reminded about the the new Yoga Laughter that became popular around 2000. I invite you to try it!  



         Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


THURSDAY:  DECEMBER 3

                                                          LOVE 


How do you express your love?


I invite you to acknowledge yourself for the ways in which YOU showed your love this week? 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!!


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 


WEDNESDAY:  DECEMBER 2


                                 LOVE OF THE NATURAL WORLD


Do you ever stop to REALLY look at the marvels of the Natural World?


A bunch of radishes? 


A stock of 50 brussel sprouts? 


A tree of 100 oranges? 


A vine of green beans? 


  Often I take what I see without much thought.  However, at other times, I'm caught by the amazing way such vegetables grow and just stare at them in amazement!  


 A couple of week ago in the local Co op I saw a stock of brussel sprouts and was in AWE of their beauty. 


The GIFTS from Mother Nature are all around us!  


I invite you to walk slowly....and deeply take in the BEAUTY that is all around us.  The trees and all the colorful leaves!  The evening sunset and all its colors!  The flock of turkey's strolling by.  


Acknowledging Mother Nature in her many forms, is a GIFT!


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 


TUESDAY:  DECEMBER 1


             THE ROLE OF THE HEART IN SPIRITUAL PRACTICE


Have you ever desired to begin a spiritual practice

and yet found it difficult to keep  up your practice? 


Perhaps it seemed too hard...

Perhaps you seemed too busy...

Perhaps you felt it was just too demanding...

Perhaps you lost interest...


Yesterday, after I had been chanting a mantra almost

24/7 as I was falling asleep, a realization 

about the importance

of the 

HEART

came into my consciousness. 


And ever since its slowly been revealing more to me about the 

HEART! 


In order to bring something into existence...

into manifestation, 

both the MIND and the HEART 

have to desire it. 


If just the MIND, says, oh...

that is a good idea....

in order to make it happen, 

it needs to talk to the HEART...

and see if the HEART agrees. 


If the HEART feels the activity in question

is too hard...too demanding...

or too  advanced....

or not important...

perhaps the heart sees no reason for the practice...

perhaps there is nothing pulling it into such a regular practice. 

If this true, then 

it is probably going to not get on board.

And your desired practice will come to an end.  


So, I invite you to try this experiment. 


Think of a spiritual practice you would like to

develop. 


Then ask your MIND, how it feels about it? 

And hold that in your mind's eye. 


Next ask your HEART, how it feels about the idea? 

What is the response of your HEART? 


If they both agree... then you probably have a good

start on bringing your practice into existence. 


However, if the Mind and Heart are not

in agreement, one more step is needed. 


See if there is a way you can have the two

come together and agree on the practice. 


Perhaps the HEART needs to grow in its desire for such a practice...

perhaps there needs to be a greater yearning...for the practice....

perhaps there needs to be a greater longing for the practice...


Self enquiry is also a very powerful practice to

support us in our life. 


You might ask yourself:


What is it that I need to know that would

allow me to develop this spiritual practice on a 

regular basis?  


Asking the question and then awaiting the answer

is such a GIFT!

Perhaps an "answer" may come!

Perhaps you'll just observe yourself actually doing the 

practice on a more regular basis.   


Be aware of your experience. 

The real spiritual journey is becoming aware of

our thoughts, our actions, our feelings, 

our sensations, our responses...

becoming 

SELF AWARE! 


Enjoy the journey....

not just the "results"!   


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 


MONDAY: NOVEMBER 30 


             BRINGING THE HEART INTO  LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE



Have you ever attempted to want to start an exercise program  or a mediation practice or a special diet and have it fail again and again? And then other times, it works, but you are not quite sure why? 


I know I have!


And recently, I had this moment of "AWE - HA", so that's the way it works! 


And then during Meditation, it just clicked... the HEART must be part of the process or practice. 


So, how does that work? 

What does that mean? 

How do you involve the HEART? 


I invite you to think of someone you want to shift about your lifestyle? 

What would you like to do differently? 


Then take a moment to become still and ask yourself the following questions: 

What do I want to shift? 

What does my "mind" say about this idea? 

What does my "heart" say about this idea? 


For example, your mind might say: "I want to cook a great meal 3 times a week. 

And then, if you can truly be honest with yourself, if you ask your heart what it says, it may say: "you want to do what after working all day?"


Therefore, you perhaps have a disconnect between the mind and heart. 


So, how can you bridge the gap? 


What might your heart say to cooking one great meal a week and having it for two nights and then going out or doing a "pick up" meal the other night?  


For a good idea to actually become "real" and manifest, we must have 

continuity within our entire system. 


Another way this might be phrased is that when something works, it comes from the "Being" part of us, not the "Doing" part of us. 


I'd love to hear what works for you along this line!  



This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


IN JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 


OUR WEEK-END BLOG: 

THE ART OF PURPOSEFUL & PEACEFUL PARENTING

SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 28, 2020 & SUNDAY:  NOVEMBER 29, 2020



THE 10 MINUTE MIRACLE:     LISTENING TO CHILDREN 

The 10 Minute Miracle developed organically as I 

observed the need for 

deep listening to children

 

in order to allow them to

come out of habits that were not

supportive to them in both family and classroom.

I've found over the years that this process is

helpful in various ways. 


Some are noted below:

 To have a joyous time listening to a child, just for fun

To connect so a child will feel comfortable to tell you what is bothering them.

To discover why a child is acting sad or withdrawn 

To begin a conversation with a child who is being disruptive

To discover what a child is deeply thinking about 

To discover why a child is fighting constantly with another child

 To support a child in expressing herself/ himself.

To discover why a child is constantly unhappy and/or  rebellious 

 To give a child special attention and let him / her know that you care

  To end the cycle of misbehavior in a classroom

 To allow a child who has had numerous discipline challenges at school to feel love, appreciated and heard.

 To provide a space for the teen or young adult to be heard

 To provide an opportunity for a child to learn about his/her feelings through speaking



It involves the following practices: 


SETTING OF AN INTENTION

PLANNING OF THE SESSION

TIME TOGETHER 

 NOTING THE RESULTS

NURTURING THE CHILD 


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


*********


For more information about The 10 Minute Miracle

or to schedule a one on one session with Sharon, 

you can reach her through the Contact Page. 

Please click here!


In JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 


FRIDAY:  NOVEMBER 27, 2020



THE GIFT OF MEDITATION


When you take up a practice of meditation, 

you are entering into the 

exploration of consciousness...

becoming aware of your own existence...

your own thoughts, sensations...

and your internal  knowledge. 


In addition, it can bring forth 

true knowledge, a direct knowledge

of TRUTH. 


The inner core of us is a place of peace...

love...

serenity...



AND IT IS AS SIMPLE AS SITTING IN

SILENCE...

STILLNESS...


and just remaining their for the 

period of your meditation...

being with whatever wishes to

come up in that moment. 


In time,

a quieting of the mind happens...

and then more is revealed. 


ENJOY the journey...


Please join me for my next 

series of classes on "Spiritual Practice". 

Click here for details!


This is an on-going conversation 

on the Voice of Change Radio Program. 

Click here for details! 


In JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon /Geeta 



THURSDAY:  NOVEMBER 26, 2020



A GRATITUDE JOURNAL 


Keeping a journal of what you are 

grateful for is very empowering. 


It allows you to keep your focus on

the positive and ALL that you do have in your

life. 


I invite you  to journal daily on 3 things you are grateful

for from that day. 


It is most powerful if you write three complete sentences: 


1.  I am grateful for the gorgeous landscape 

all around me. 


2.  I am grateful for the wonderful zoom session

I had today with my family.  


3.  I am grateful for the abundance of life!   


Happy Thanksgiving


In JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 




WEDNESDAY:  NOVEMBER 25, 2020



GRATITUDE


Thank you for the abundance in life!


Thank you for the light of the sun!


Thank you for the freshness of the air!


Thank you for the rain that waters all garden!


Thank you for the beauty of all plants!


Thank you for the rich soil that expands the garden! 


Thank you for the connection with loved ones...

both near and far!


Thank you for the gift of life!


Thank you God for everything!


Happy Thanksgiving Eve!


In JOY...Truth and Love, 

Sharon 


PS: I've not been able to access my site at

Blog Talk Radio last night or today, 

therefore I've 

not been able to host a radio program today. 


However, there are numerous program spanning

11 years.  Hope you find one to enjoy! 



TUESDAY:  NOVEMBER 24, 2020



STAYING HEALTHY DURING THESE TIMES IN 2020 


Recently, SO much has been changing so rapidly, sometimes, it 

seems like the CHANGE itself is what is calling for attention. 

And in the process so much else is forgotten. 

So in this blog today, I wanted to bring the conversation

back to the basics...and talk about the 

remembrance of staying healthy in 


MIND


BODY


and


 SPIRIT


during these times!

We need to be awake, alert and 

attentive so that we can make the 

best decisions possible

in each and every moment.


KEEPING THE BODY HEALTHY!

Good Food

Daily Movement/ Exercise

Fresh Air





KEEPING THE MIND HEALTHY!

Positive Focus

Joy-filled Attitude

Spiritual Practice


KEEPING THE HEART HEALTHY!

Love Unconditionally

Forgive Unconditionally

Feel Deeply


HONORING YOUR SPIRIT!

Connect to the Life Force Within! 

BE!

Live in the Moment of NOW! 


This is an on-going conversation on the 

VOICE OF CHANGE Radio Program

9 AM daily (Pacific Time)


Together We Learn...

Together We Grow!


with love, 

Sharon


MONDAY:  NOVEMBER 23, 2020


THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE?

As I was reading my emails this morning one 

particularly caught my attention. It read as follows:

More Young Adults Thinking About Suicide and Death

It went on to say that the current numbers of those having thoughts of death and suicide are ten times the rate observed in the general population prior to COVID-19.  

So, whether or not these facts are true, I wanted to reach

out and bring this possibility to the attention of others. 

SUICIDE HOTLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER

800 273 8255


Anyone feeling depression or hopeless, I invite

you to reach out and get help. 


YOU were born for a REASON!

YOU have a PURPOSE for living!

YOU life matters!

YOU matter!


Although you may look at your life and see so many

challenges, often if you can just shift ONE thing...

then everything changes!


SUICIDE HOTLINE TELEPHONE NUMBER

800 273 8255


KNOW THAT your LIFE MATTERS! 


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Sharon



WEEKEND BLOG:  POSPOSEFUL & PEACEFUL PARENTING

SUNDAY:  NOVEMBER 22, 2020


SCARY HEADLINES

Parenting during these times of transition calls for us


to be more alert...

more discerning...

 and more attentive!  


It's so easy for us to get involved in our day to day

activities and not see the subtle changes in the 

behavior or attitudes of our children. 


Lorna Ann Know, in her book entitled Scary News

lists a quick list of 12 things you can do today to

support your children during these times. 


1.  Look at the environment from a child's  view; be aware of all sources of negative, confusing or frightening information. 

2. Turn off the radio in your car when children are present. 

3. Control all sources of information and possible scary news in your own home. 

4. Keep company with people who are good examples of your children. 

5. Be with your children as much as possible. 

6. Pray with your children. 

7. Answer your children's questions about scary news honestly, giving facts, reassurance of safety and ideas for positive action. 

8. Notice beauty and goodness and experience the joy of today with your children. 

9. Do something with love for another person. 

10. Give your children quiet time. 

11. Remind yourself and your children that we all are spiritual beings. 

12 Listen to your inner guidance. 


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Sharon



WEEKEND BLOG:  POSPOSEFUL & PEACEFUL PARENTING

 SATURDAY:  NOVEMBER 21, 2020


PARENTING CHILDREN DURING THESE TIMES OF TRANSITION



Parenting during these times of transition, and YES, I do believe these are times of transition.  We are in the process of sifting through what works and doesn't work...and eventually as a society, we'll hopefully come to an agreement of what works for all, and work to implement those ideals.  


MEANWHILE, during this period of great change, we need to re-evaluate

what is important to our self as well as brings the greatest value to our children. 


As my radio show unfolded yesterday, I came to a new realization about parenting during these times of transition. There are three components to this process.  


1.  Excellent SELF - CARE!

2.  Monitoring the EMOTIONAL  STATE of your children!

3. Connecting in JOY with your children! 


This BLOG will address a part of #2, Monitoring the emotional state of your children during this time. 


Right now there is much in the media about various challenges around the globe. In addition, magazine covers, TV images and conversation with friends may be of distress to young children.


There are a few things you can do to be sure

to support your children in the best way possible at this time. 


 1. MONITOR WHAT CHILDREN

SEE AND HEAR!


2. DISCUSS WITH THEM, AT THEIR LEVEL OF 

UNDERSTANDING,  LOCAL AND WORLDLY 

SITUATIONS!


3. CREATE TIMES WITH THEM OF "DOING NOTHING" 

SO THAT IN THE SPACIOUSNESS OF QUIETUDE, 

IF THEY HAVE ANY CONCERNS, THEY MAY COME TO THE SURFACE

AND THEY CAN SPEAK THEM

IN A CALM AND SAFE PLACE.  


In addition, be attentive to their moods, their attitude,

their demeanor, their physical habits.  

Know that just because they are young and may 

not comprehend everything, the energy of what

is happening can affect their system.  


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Sharon



FRIDAY:  NOVEMBER 20,2020


THE BHAGAVAD GITA 


The ancient Indian scripture, The Bhagavad Gita, is as valid today 

as it was when it was first written, approximately 1000B.C in regards to how to live life.  The battlefield on which the story took place originally, can be compared to the "battlefield" we all have within our self as we each battle in our own way for self-master, 

self-understanding and self-knowledge.  


Do you ever ask yourself any of these questions? 


How do I live rightly? 


What is the purpose of this life? 


Who am I?


Why am I here at this time? 


Many people in life like to travel from country to country to learn about the people in various cultures.  They enjoy seeing the variety of landscapes, 

climates and the unique characteristics of people in different cultures. 


And then other people have a deep yearning to venture into

their own interior, to understand why they do what they do, 

to understand the universal principles that are the foundation of 

life and to explore the inner terrain of their consciousness. 


These are the ones drawn to the Bhagavad Gita. 



If this is of interest to you, I invite  you to contact me 

and learn about the upcoming Bhagavad Gita Study Group.   


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Sharon




THURSDAY: NOVEMBER 19,  2020



LIVING IN GRATITUDE


Gratitude is a very powerful mindful practice.  

What you focus on and put your attention towards increases. 

Cultivating gratitude every day can be a powerful catalyst for creating a more positive attitude in general.  


A practice that was suggested to me years ago by a minister in The Church of Religious Science was to daily write down three things you are 

grateful. 


What would your three things be for today? 


November 19th:

 1.  I am grateful for a wonderful inspiring satsang by my teacher, 

Sat Shree today. 


2.  I am grateful for the
"Dear Little One Letters" that were inspired 

some years ago during meditation and finally today

I can see how they may be of benefit to others. 


3.  I am grateful that my potted greens continue to thrive

outside, even though the weather is very cold. 


As I just wrote these three gratitude's, I see how important

it is to write them in complete sentences.  It supports us in 

being specific about our gratitude's.  


Why not begin such a practice? 

I'd love to hear how it impacts your life!

 

They say God is in the details of life. 


This is an ongoing conversation on the 

VOICE OF CHANGE

at Blog Talk Radio, at 9 AM Daily 

www.BlogTalkRadio.com/VoiceOfChange 


If you would like to connect with me, feel free to 

write me through the CONTACT PAGE 

on this website. 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


In JOY....Truth and Love....

Sharon





WEDNESDAY: NOVEMBER 18,  2020



LIVING  IN  PEACE  AS  A DAILY PRACTICE


Deepak Chopra in his book, Peace is the Way, states that 

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY FOR WAR TO COME TO AN END!


I believe it is also a good day for us as human beings to end

the war...the "Battlefield" that goes on 

within the mind at times!


WORRY

FEAR

UNCERTAINTY

AND ANGER

keep us at times from being in the moment...

in the NOW...

in the Present. 


Deepak suggests having a practice of peace...

on a daily basis. 


Below are his suggestions for each day of the week!


MONDAY:  THINKING FOR PEACE


TUESDAY:  FEELING FOR PEACE


WEDNESDAY:  SPEAKING FOR PEACE


THRUSDAY:  ACTING FOR PEACE


FRIDAY:  CREATING FOR PEACE


SATURDAY:  SHARING FOR PEACE


SUNDAY:  BEING FOR PEACE


This is an ongoing conversation on the 

VOICE OF CHANGE

at Blog Talk Radio, at 9 AM Daily 

www.BlogTalkRadio.com/VoiceOfChange 


If you would like to connect with me, feel free to 

write me through the CONTACT PAGE 

on this website. 


Together We Learn...Together We Grow!


In JOY....Truth and Love....



TUESDAY: NOVEMBER 17,  2020


SOME  REASONS  FOR  MEDITATION 


Here is a quote about meditation by Tris Thorp from chropra.com along with a few of the 99 reasons for mediating that were listed in the article. 



"A daily meditation practice will teach you about yourself, others, and the world you live in. You will tap into your own truth without the influence of society or the validation of others. And, the level of insight and clarity you glean from within is the catalyst for unparalleled personal development and self-evolution. This is how you become the best version of yourself. This is how you create personal transformation, and it’s how you affect global change." 


1.Helps you better manage stress

2. Boosts your social life

3. Helps you accomplish more by doing less

4. Cultivates compassion

5. Enables you to become present in the moment

6. Leads you to, and connects you with, your purpose

7. Lowers your blood pressure

8. Gives you laser focus

9. Heightens your intuition

10. Improves your memory

11. Makes you a nicer person

12. Broadens your perspective

13. Gives you Jedi-like skills

14. Reduces irrational reactivity

15. Increases your immunity

16. Cultivates more loving relationships

17. Helps you let go of defensiveness

18. Lowers your heart rate

19. Enhances sensory perception

20. Helps you achieve better grades and/or higher test scores

21. Decreases inflammation

22. Taps your creativity

23. Improves problem-solving abilities

24. Lands you cooler friends

25. Makes you more giving

26. Boosts your happiness

27. Deepens your connection to the Self and others

28. Increases your emotional intelligence

29. Accesses higher states of consciousness


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MONDAY: NOVEMBER 16,  2020


SITTING IN SILENCE AND STILLNESS 


You may find a greater sense of PEACE  within when you take up a 

regular practice of sitting in silence and stillness. 

Why not try it? 


Here are some general guidance to begin 

such a practice. 


Be in a location where you will be undisturbed. 


Find a way to sit that is comfortable for you. 


Once you get in position, remain as still as possible. 


Focusing your attention on your breath may be helpful to still the mind. 


Be aware of your body. Are there any sensations? If so,

put your attention on them. Do they speak to you? 


Be aware of your feelings. What are you feeling? Just

note them. 


Record your insights after your time of sitting in complete. 


Journaling on a regular basis is an excellent way to recognize the shifts you go through as your practice expands and deepens. 




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WEEK-END BLOG:  PURPOSEFUL AND PEACEFUL PARENTING

SUNDAY: NOVEMBER 15,  2020


LISTENING TO INFANTS

 

Listening allows for the Expression of the SELF.


The “self” is that within each person; that is the essences of who they are and it is unique to each individual. The expression of this self and the process of that "self" being heard are essential for one to come into life!  It nurtures a little one in feeling loved, important and cared about. When you observe the expressions of your infant and respond to her expressions, you are telling her that she was heard. This builds trust within her.


Infants express this self through their body language of movement, expressions and sounds. As you begin listening to their “language” and watching their movement and expressions, you begin to understand what they are saying.   This experience can be such a gift for the infant as well as the adult.


Imagine for just a moment that the only language you had were sounds, movements and expressions. Would you not be grateful when another person listened to you and responded to your expressions?


from,  "The ART of Communicating with Infants 

and Young Children" 

by Sharon Ann Wikoff


For the full booklet please contact Sharon 

via the Contact Page 

on this site. 


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WEEK-END BLOG:  PURPOSEFUL AND PEACEFUL PARENTING

SATURDAY: NOVEMBER 14,  2020


LISTENING TO CHILDREN


 When you spend time with a child and are sincerely interested in that child and listen in a DEEP WAY,  you are sending a clear message!  

 The message is one that says:  “YOU are important! .”


Simply listening allows the child know, in the clearest way possible that:

 You care!

 YOU hear her/him!

YOU see her/him! 

 What he/she says is important!

 YOU respect her/him! 

 YOU care about him/her! 

They  matter!


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FRIDAY:  NOVEMBER 13,  2020


HOW DO YOU WANT TO LIVE ANEW? 


 TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 

Let Us... 

SEE WITH NEW EYES...

HEAR WITH NEW EARS...

FEEL WITH AN OPEN HEART...

THINK NEWLY FROM A QUIET MIND...

LIVE IN A STILL BODY...

ACT WITH DEEP COMPASSION AND

GREAT INTENTION...


Are you being called to BE in a new way? 

Are you being called to shift something in your life? 

What is the focus of your attention at this time? 


I invite you to ask the question and sit in the mystery...

and see what is revealed to you. 


We live in a Purposeful Universe!


Have FAITH!


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THURSDAY:  NOVEMBER 12,  2020


WHY CHOOSE A  NEW  WAY  OF  LIVING?

Toby Ord, author of the book, 

THE PRECIPICE 

uses some very strong language in his book, saying that if we are to continue as a species we must take positive and corrective action.  

 In this book he addresses the 

serious risks of today.

AND 

at the same time, I personally believe that when we  understand the innate POWERS we all carry and are willing to put them to use, we can immediately begin to support

the change that is needed. 


Below the excerpts from THE PRECIPICE, you can read about one way we can begin this process right now.   


TOBY ORD SHARES HIS HOPEFULLY AND STATES: 

"I BELIEVE WE ARE UP TO THE TASK: 

THAT THROUGH OUR CHOICES WE CAN PULL BACK FROM THE PRECIPICE AND, IN TIME, CREATE A FUTURE OF ASTONISHING VALUE--WITH A RICHNESS OF WHICH WE CAN BARELY DREAM, MAKE POSSIBLE BY INNOVATIONS WE ARE YET TO CONCEIVE.

INDEED, MY DEEP OPTIMISM ABOUT HUMANITY'S FUTURE IS CORE TO MY MOTIVATION IS WRITING THIS BOOK. OUR POTENTIAL IS VAST. WE HAVE SO MUCH TO PROTECT. "


In his book he argues that "safeguarding humanity's future is the defining challenge of our time. For we stand at a crucial moment in the history of our species.  

Fueled by technological progress, our power has grown so great that for the first time in humanity's long history, we have the capacity to destroy ourselves--severing our entire future and everything we could become. 


Yet humanity's wisdom has grown only falteringly, if at all, and lags dangerously behind. Humanity lacks the maturity, coordination and foresight necessary to avoid making mistakes from which we could never recover. 


As the gap between our power and our wisdom grows,

our future is subject to an ever-increasing level of risk.  This situation is unsustainable. So over the next few centuries, humanity will be tested: it will either act decisively to protect itself and its longterm potential, or, in all likelihood, this will be lost forever. 


To survive these challenges and secure our future, we must act now: managing the risks of today, averting those of tomorrow, and becoming the kind of society that will never pose such risks to itself again."


He goes on to say: 

THIS IS NOT A PESSIMISTIC BOOK. IT DOES NOT PRESENT AN INEVITABLE ARC OF HISTORY CULMINATING IN OUR DESTRUCTION. IT IS NOT A MORALITY TALE ABOUT OUR TECHNOLOGICAL HUBRIS AND RESULTING FALL.  FAR FROM IT. 

THE CENTRAL CLAIM IS THAT THERE ARE REAL RISKS TO OUR FUTURE, 

BUT THAT OUR CHOICES CAN STILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.  


WHAT CAN YOU AND I DO NOW ABOUT THIS?


As  I sit with all that I shared with you from the book, The Precipice, I do believe that WE can make such a difference right NOW!  When, we understand some basic Universal Laws, we can recognize the innate POWERS we have

 and use them to make a difference.  

Here are 3 Truths that when deeply embodied can make a difference in the actions we take: 

 

1. Each person has numerous powers. Three such powers are: 

THE POWER OF FOCUS

THE POWER OF ATTENTION

THE POWER OF INTENDING 


2.  Enlightened Masters are sent to the Planet during times of darkness to support us in going through difficult times of transition.  Sri Atmananda is one such person. With deep wisdom he shares:  

"The level of PEACE manifested in the world is only a function of the level of PEACE experienced inwardly among the human family. Hence the quest of world peace becomes the quest for inner PEACE." 

Quoted from his materials in the WPM Manual

AND aligned with this idea he has brought to the world a 

very powerful practice, which can increase one's inner peace "which also has a subtle yet powerful impact on the consciousness of 

countless others."  This is the 

WORLD PEACE MEDITATION 


3.  ONE PERSON living at the Level of PEACE

according to David Hawkins, in his book, 

Power vs Force 

counterbalances 

10 million individuals living at the 

level of shame, fear and anger. 

Thus, let our practice be to live at the level/ vibration of 

PEACE!


IF THIS RESONATES WITH YOU, I INVITE YOU TO JOIN ME

AND LEARN THIS VERY SPECIAL MEDITATION 

DESIGNED FOR THIS TIME ON THE PLANET.

YOU CAN REACH ME VIA THE CONTACT PAGE. 


IN ADDITION, SAT SHREE HAS 

EXPANDED THIS PRACTICE OF HIS TEACHER'S

AND HOLDS FREQUENT World Peace Meditations. 

TO CONNECT WITH HIM, YOU CAN VISIT:

WWW.SATSHREE.ORG



 TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 

Let Us... 

SEE WITH NEW EYES...

HEAR WITH NEW EARS...

FEEL WITH AN OPEN HEART...

THINK NEWLY FROM A QUIET MIND...

LIVE IN A STILL BODY...

ACT WITH DEEP COMPASSION AND

GREAT INTENTION...


For further information about THE WORLD PEACE  MEDITATION, 

please contact me through the Contact Page 


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WEDNESDAY:  NOVEMBER 11,  2020


CHOOSING

 NEW  WAYS  OF  LIVING  LIFE


It can be so inspiring to see a new way of living life! 

I've had the experience at times of being very excited to bring a

 new practice or idea into place. 

And then see it's not as easy as it might seem. 


CHANGE does sometimes take time!


Have you discovered ways to make change happen in your life? 

Please join the conversation and contact me with your insights. 


Following are some of the ways I've worked with this idea. 

 

Meditate

Journal 

Create a daily lifestyle that incorporates the change you are making.

Read inspiring spiritual material

Join a supportive group.

Find an inspiring Teacher 

Be with supportive friends. 

Practice being TRUE to yourself. 

Create positive and encouraging self -talk. 


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TUESDAY:  NOVEMBER 10,  2020


PRINCIPLES  OR  WAYS  FOR LIVING 


Have you discovered principles or ways of living... that you 

feel work for you? 


Following are some such principles or ways of living that are extensions of the Universal Principles (Laws) as well as our Human Powers.  


Choose what is arising. 

Act in positive ways

Act without attachment to the results  

Speak your truth

Act purposefully without desire or anger

Choose the positive

Speak well of yourself and others

Accept  yourself and others as you are without judgement 


Thank you Sat Shree for your Teachings on

Universal Truths, 

Guidelines for Living

and the Powers of us as human beings. 

They have been life changing for me...

and such a JOY to pass along to others. 


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MONDAY:  NOVEMBER 9,  2020


OUR   HUMAN   POWERS


Have you ever stopped to think about the 

POWERS 

we all have an human beings?  


I have discovered as I deeply look at these

POWERS, and become more aware of them, 

I take advantage of having them 

and use them to a greater extent. 


I'm deeply grateful to my spiritual Teacher, 

Sat Shree, 

for introducing me to this concept...



WE HAVE THE POWER OF FOCUS

WE HAVE THE POWER OF ATTENTION

WE HAVE THE POWER OF CHOICE

WE HAVE THE POWER OF INTENTION

WE HAVE THE POWER OF ACTION

WE HAVE THE POWER OF NON-ACTION

WE HAVE THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS

WE HAVE THE POWER OF GRATITUDE

WE HAVE THE POWER OF LOVE

WE HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE

WE HAVE THE POWER TO LEARN

WE HAVE THE POWER OF FREE WILL 


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SUNDAY:  NOVEMBER 8,  2020


POEM:   R E A D 



Read in the classroom.

Read at home.

Read a story - Read a poem. 

Read while it's raining.

Read in the sun.

Read to get your homework done.

Read on a park bench. 

Read in a tree.

Read for a reason.

Read for none.

But best of all....

READ FOR FUN!!

Anonymous 


I found this poem about 30 + years ago and 

have used it with children for decades. 

I hope you enjoy it too!


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SATURDAY:  NOVEMBER 7,  2020


THE ART OF MOTHERING 


The Art of Mothering is about the ART of...


LOVING...

CARING...

LISTENING..

HEARING...

COMFORTING...

TEACHING...

NURTURING...

HOLDING...

ALLOWING....

ACCEPTING...

BEING PRESENT... IN THE NOW!


Whether you are a female or male...

we carry within us both female characteristics...

and male characteristics...


The attributes I mentioned above are generally

considered female qualities....

They bring gentleness into a situation...

as well as harmony and a comfortableness.... 


I invite YOU to reflect on how

you bring such "feminine" qualities into your....

relationships...

work place...

your family...

your community...

the world...


Also, I invite you to observe how others

bring them into your life. 


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FRIDAY:   NOVEMBER 6,  2020


THE ART OF LIVING LIFE


No doubt each person has a different idea of what

 THE ART OF LIVING LIFE 

means to them? 


Do you often think about HOW to live life?  

What are your values?  

And how do you apply those values to your everyday life? 


For me, I've valued living a 'BALANCED" LIFE.   

Thus, I've attempted to keep  my life in balance by thriving to develop in a variety of areas.  

Some of the categories I considered throughout the years are below.  


HEALTH

RELATIONSHIPS (family and friends)

WORK/ CAREER

SPIRITUALITY

HOME/ CAR

PROSPERITY/ABUNDANCE

RECREATION

SERVICE 

CREATIVITY 


Do you feel you have a balance in your life? 

Is there one area you'd like to focus on more at this time? 

Is there one area you would like to focus on less?  


In the world today, many  people are focusing on the 

"OUTSIDE" world... what is happening

all around them.  


Some people spend hours on electronic devices, wanting to know

what is happening all around the world? 

ASKING....

Has anything shifted? 

What is the stock market doing? 

What is the weather going to be tomorrow? 

Who won the game? 


Others love to be endlessly DISTRACTED! 

Is there a good new movie to watch? 

What can I buy today online 

and have it delivered tomorrow?   


This can create ANXIETY AND STRESS!

You can not control the other world and 

do not have control over outer circumstances. 


Thus, a resolution... a satisfaction...

a resting place is difficult to come to.  


However, there is the opportunity to take time

to focus on the 'INSIDE" world...

YOURSELF....


and find within that place of stability...

of peacefulness...

and then you can create a LIFE that 

works for you and supports you

in living in greater 

PEACE.


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THURSDAY:   NOVEMBER 5,  2020


"HOLDING"


Yesterday in the BLOG I wrote, I  just mentioned in passing the idea of "holding"

this time of uncertainty and not acting. 


In these times the art of "holding" 

truly can be the only thing we really can do. 

And thus, understanding this concept may

be helpful.  


The idea of "Holding" a situation  

certainly is timely right now especially here in the

USA.  Although the Presidential Election

was held Tuesday, it still has not been officially "called" 

as to who is the next President, seeing that 

many of the ballots are still being counted.  


I  first heard my Teacher, Sat Shree, speak about

idea of "Holding" some years ago. 

At that time it was new to me.  

Now, I've really come to appreciate its value. 


When we "hold" something, we simply allow it to be!

We don't act on it...

We don't resist it...

We don't create stories about it... as to

what may happen or what may not happen...

We simply HOLD it!


As I reflect on this concept,  I believe that if something arises

that is difficult to look at...

not familiar to us...

hard to imagine...

or distasteful to our mind....


We tend to 

DISMISS IT...

TURN AWAY FROM IT....

OPPOSE IT...

REJECT IT...

FIGHT IT...


"Holding" offers us a new way of being with 

something we aren't able to be with in the moment. 


Presently, I'd so pleased that the news stations here in the USA

are not predicting the outcome of the election...and 

simply "holding" the uncertainty of it in this moment,

waiting until the votes have all been counted. 


HOLDING is a beautiful strength or capacity to be developed. 


I invite you to consider this 

Power of HOLDING...

and see how it might support you in your life. 



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WEDNESDAY:   NOVEMBER 4,  2020


UNCERTAINTY


Today, as I came to this site to write MY BLOG, 

I had nothing come to mind to write about. 


So the word UNCERTAINTY came to mind. 

Rather appropriate, seeing that the elections here in the USA

are uncertain at this time as to who will be our

next President. 

With not all the votes having been counted yet, 

we wait. 


As I reflect on this topic, I've come to realize the 

IMPORTANCE OF HOLDING UNCERTAINTY

and NOT acting.  


It's actually in 'not-acting' that we practice

NON ACTION, a very powerful Truth.  

Sometimes, NON ACTION is called for

and is actually as important as action in some 

moments. 


I recall being in various groups where something is being

discussed.  Often, a silence will arise.  

And instead of allowing it to be...

holding the silence....

someone speaks, just to fill the silence.  


SILENCE allows for reflection...

SILENCE allows for thinking to stop...

SILENCE allows for something NEW to arise. 


Taking a moment to STOP....

is often what is needed before the next right action

is revealed. 


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