Category: Self Empowerment

The Heart and Mind of Pilgrimage

Heart and Mind of Pilfgrimage

The Heart and Mind of Pilgrimage

We are weeks away from physically starting our pilgrimage in England. However, the pilgrimage has begun.  We are already shedding some old ways of being because we have committed to step on those ancient trails.

Even though these old ways of thinking and acting have clearly exhausted their value, it’s surprising to notice our curious attachment to keeping them. On the other side of these attachments, fresh new life is emerging.

There are seeds of newness in all of us, just itching to bloom and grow themselves into the necessary aliveness we need to feel a sense of thriving. There is a great joy in thriving that’s very different from plain old fashioned good habits that can keep us locked into ways of being that cramp our lives.

All of us can commit to the heart and mind of pilgrimage in the midst of our everyday lives. It all depends on allowing the seeds of truth, of change, of greater knowing within us blooming and pushing away the embedded old habits our lives can become as they grow

What would it be like to go to the grocery store as a pilgrim?
— as one who is open to a journey where the sacred is revealed in surprising ways.

There is a longing deep within each of us that wants to walk away from what shrinks us into the sacred air of what grows us and gives us joy. 

We are discovering that the commitment to a pilgrimage is what initiates surprising sweet revelations and allows for the casting away of the old comforts that insulate us from the rich Life we really are.

What part of your life today might you approach as a pilgrim?

We’d love hear your answer.  Please share your response below.

Love David and Susan

Our Pilgrimage Has Already Begun

Our Pilgrimage Has Already Begun

Some would say heading off on a pilgrimage and shutting down for a period of time is a little bit crazy. However, we’ll be doing just that. We are leaving behind our connection to clients, home, all the momentum and trappings of our lives in order to stay honest to the soulful truth that we each are.

The bells of San Miguel are joyously clanging in the background filling the air with their reminder of the comfort and beauty of where we live. And yet, their bell song reminds us to stop, drop and pray so that a greater presence of love and grace can prevail in each of our lives.

Our pilgrimage has already begun.

We and our dear friend Dwight Konrad who will be journeying with us, are each stepping toward the rich pathway of what’s next in each of our lives.

The perfect truth is, we do not know who we will be, or what will follow after having walked the sacred pathways of England and Scotland. All we know is that it’s time to cast away the old molds, no matter how beautifully created, that hold us in ancient limitation.

Each of you, and happily most of you, are aware that every one of us is on a pilgrimage of our own creation. So, perhaps you’ll dance with us in these rich questions.

No matter how beautiful, no matter how comfortable, no matter how much investment, is the creation of my life truly serving the song of my heart?

Or as we heard someone say recently, “If I really followed my heart then my life would change, so would my family, my marriage, maybe even my career.  I’m too scared to change even though I really want to, so I’ll just stay the same.”

If the song in your heart is on loud and the comfort you’ve felt is no longer satisfying, what might you lay down so that you can step into the calling of your life?

To be continued…..

Love, David, Susan and Dwight

 

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Healing My Inner Jackal

Healing My Inner Jackal

I’ve always had a passion for children’s literature that told about faraway places and magical worlds. These treasures were my lifeboat when I was young. Immersed in a book, I felt I was soaring through lands where anything was possible.  So, I decided to write my own.

And my inner jackal began nipping at my heels.  Saying, “you’ve never written a children’s book before, what makes you think you can?” Or the one that remembers all the times a teacher returned my assignments with what was “wrong” without encouragement.

Do you know what it’s like to hear the jackal inside you?  The one’s who says you’re not good enough, don’t know enough, aren’t capable?

We each have an inner jackal nipping at our heels trying to keep us from evolving into the amazing beings we truly are.

Whenever my jackal arose, I looked it in the eye and said, “it’s okay, I love this story more than I fear your judgment beloved jackal.”  So, I wrote and wrote and asked for feedback and wrote some more.  Through love and action, I’m healing my inner jackal.

My book, Not So Little Cora is now in the hands of a superb writer, editor and dear friend Will Wilkinson, who is lovingly honing my story to make it sing.

Will has a new book called, Now or Never: A Time Traveler’s Guide to Personal and Global Transformation. I hope you’ll read it, for we share the same intention- to help create a thriving future for our children.
I’ve spent my lifetime preparing for now.  Each of us has.  We are all at a precipice where we can either rest in the status quo of our lives or courageously risk living our true heart’s desire.
As a dear friend of David’s said to him, “what have you got to lose?”

He answered, “nothing.” And the actions he took completely changed his life.

I’ll let you know when Not So Little Cora is available. She’s a wise little being who loves life and hasn’t lost connection with her inborn spirit.

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Love

Susan
WisdomRx

Fear Is The Absence of Love

Fear is the Absence of Love

A friend loaned us the book Love Without Conditions by Paul Ferrini. The following excerpt is a beautiful description of how fear is the absence of love.

“You cannot love in an unloving way. You can’t be right and attack what’s wrong. Error must be undone. And since the root of all error is fear, only undoing fear will bring correction.

Love is the only response that undoes fear.

If you don’t believe try it.  Love any person or situation that evokes fear in you and the fear will disappear. This is true, not so much because love is the antidote to fear, but because fear is “the absence of love.” It therefore cannot exist whenever love is present.

Why are you afraid?

Because you believe that you are neither lovable nor capable of loving another.

That belief is the only belief that needs to be changed. All negativity in your life will fall away as you undo the simple erroneous belief about yourself.” pp. 23-24

The words above are a clear invitation for all of us to make friends with the nature of fear within us. Then we are not running ourselves in the chemistry of ancient fears that by design no longer serve.

We can honor the intelligence in fear through understanding we’re not damaged just growing. Loving ourselves is the greatest life changer there is.

Tomorrow’s full moon and lunar eclipse is a perfect time to plant the seeds of change in our lives.  An eclipse always opens up a more powerful portal and initiates change.

With focus and discipline, our seeds of love will grow.

 

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In Love,

David and Susan
Wisdom Rx

Disassembling Fear

Disassembling Fear

Disassembling Fear

Have you noticed that there is a lot of fear in the air?

Yes, we all keep living our lives. We live the best lives we know how to live, creating goodness wherever we can and still… there is an atmosphere charged with fear that we live within.

Uncertainty has become something we all fear at times. Here are some things we’re learning from those we are working with.

 

There is a great intelligence inside the root of fear that we have confused with how we experience uncertainty.

 

It’s time for all of us to put into slow motion the pervasive sensation of fear, sometimes called anxiety, that can result in a depressed sense of vitality and possibility.

There are some straightforward tools we’d like to offer so you can reprogram what is fear to you.

 

Take a moment just now and ask yourself this question;

Am I under threat, am I safe where I am?

 

Don’t just think this question check out the environment by looking around, and feeling around yourself. Ask yourself, “Am I under threat?” after you have investigated your environment.

Hopefully there is no threat and you can begin to put into slow motion the free-wheeling sense of fear that you’ve been experiencing. **

 

Another question;

If your environment presents as safe, ask yourself whose fear might I be experiencing?

 

Because we are all interconnected, sometimes we can be feeling the physical sensation of fear that actually originates in another person or sometimes within a family.

At this time in the world it is very important that we learn this to distinguish between atmospheric fear versus real threat.

** If when you originally felt your environment there was something or someone to be afraid of, take the appropriate steps you need to relieve that fear-  change your location, ask for help, trust your instinct that say leave.

If you are genuinely afraid act, move, leave.

 

The root intelligence behind pure fear is one of the gifts of being a human that has helped the species we are survive. As the environmental threats lessened in the human condition, our imaginations began to connect to fantasy fears, that confused our mind’s ability to separate fact from fiction

 

 Ask yourself throughout the day:    Am I safe or am I experiencing fear?

F.E.A.R. = Fantasy, Expectations, Appearing, Real.

 

To reclaim your birthright of creativity, of natural healing and personal strength, it is important to disentangle yourself from fantasy fear. Then your natural talents can inform your mind and you can make decisions from a mindset fueled by your soul level wisdom.

In Love,

David and Susan
Wisdom Rx

 

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Are You In Integrity with Your True Self?

Are you in Integrity

Are you in Integrity with Your True Self?

David explores in the following video the importance of not living by autopilot but from a clear sense of integrity. Are you in integrity with your sacred soul self? Our beliefs often create a barrier to being in our own true integrity. Things happen in our lives that can influence how we think about ourselves.

  • “Oh I didn’t get that job I must not worthy”
  • “I’m a woman, I don’t stand a chance.”
  • “My teachers told me I’m stupid so that must be true.”

These are all examples of outside influences that if we believe can keep us from shining the light of our own greatness. We act from those beliefs in ways that aren’t integrous to our true knowing of who we are as human beings.

Here’s a reframe for a more integrous approach for us to the three examples:

  • My Job doesn’t define me, I define my own self-worth.
  • I may be a woman but I am a human being first with gifts just like everyone else.
  • Having questions or not knowing are fundamental to learning.

But how do we know if we are in Integrity if we haven’t defined what that means to us?

How can we understand when someone else is standing up in their own integrity if we don’t have our own definition?

As human beings, we need to know our own integrity to let the light of our true self shine. We believe the world could use a little more light right now.

Click below to watch David

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In Love,

David and Susan
Wisdom Rx