THOUGHTS

April 2016 – Messages Revealed

We often seek a Higher guidance to our deep questions: “Why am I here? What am I meant to learn in this situation or relationship?; “Should I choose this path or the other path? Why do I struggle with the same things?…” Here’s another question. Do we recognize or...

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Gifts – The Art of Giving and Receiving – Jan 2016

The ritual of gift giving is woven into the fabric of our lives for many significant occasions (i.e. Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, “Just Because”). The gift may be something material and tangible that has been thoughtfully selected; or it may be the gift of...

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River As Metaphor – Sept 2015

We’re so blessed in our Forest city to have so many tributaries of water - rivers, creeks and streams running through her.   As often as possible, I take my walk to one of our parklands along the water’s edge. It’s vitality and diverse rhythm compels me to recognize...

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To Serve – Being or Doing – June 2015

Much of my life has been shaped by a deep desire to serve.  Often this service is in the form of doing something for another person.  Sometimes this service is requested, and at other times it is offered without being asked. The service of doing has always been a...

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Sacred Fire Ceremony – Winter 2015

For years now I have practiced a Sacred Fire Ceremony for releasing old energy, and creating space for the new.  This ceremony may be done at many different junctures – Winter Solstice, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.  When our children were young, we did this fire...

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Being Love – Autumn 2014

Some times, in our efforts to be peaceful, positive and in the flow of our life, we become distracted and consumed by the challenges and suffering of the ones we love.  Try as we might, to meditate and pray our way through, we find ourselves swallowed up in the...

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Winter Thoughts ~ January 2014

There have been significant moments in my life, often during times of tremendous struggle or pain, when I had the profound experience of being fully witnessed – completely heard and seen, just as I was.  A quality of space was held, that allowed me to tell my story,...

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Autumn 2013

Our Canadian summers are amazing gifts to us. Gifts of time for leisure; time for connecting with friends and family; longer, brighter days; and warm, peaceful nights. For me, summer is my winter, my time for going within. This summer however, there was a surge of...

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Power in Waiting ~ Spring 2013

Unlike many southern Ontarians, I am a lover of winter. While there’s a natural propensity to go inward and cocoon, winter is the season where I am invigorated and inspired. This winter, however, against all my best efforts to create and initiate projects, I kept...

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Embracing the Shadow ~ 2012

You know the saying, “when someone is pushing your buttons, they’re merely reflecting some aspect of yourself?”  Oh, how we cringe at that truth! But what we may not realize is that we are being drawn to an experience for self-awareness and healing. Our Soul is...

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AM I Fulfilling My Life Purpose? ~ Autumn 2011

Key passages in our lives cause us to reflect deeply on this fragile, transient life. Certain questions arise, like “Am I in an authentic relationship?” “Am I in a career that is fulfilling and aligned with my gifts?” “Am I living with integrity?” “Am I fulfilling my...

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Belonging ~ December 2010

It seems that no matter how many titles or accomplishments we have attached to our name. And regardless of how many friends include us in their circle. We are often left with the question: “to whom do I belong?” I belong to the family of Wray-Lyons-Badgley-Pickering....

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