Tag Archive | personal growth
Brilliantly blue: a glimpse beyond the veil
Hello dearest readers, During my breaks at work, I walk around the office complex parking lots and buildings, where I encounter the busy lives of squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays, mockingbirds, robins, finches, hawks…as well as lichens, an abundance of moss, holly trees, azaleas, boxwoods, and a variety of other trees. Confession: I talk to the […]
Survival or success?
Dear readers, Some of you may know, and some may not yet have noticed, but today we are living in a very special time of great change and great opportunities for self-mastery. Until very recently, survival was the best we could muster, and only few were either handed an artificial form of success based on […]
Women’s Fib: How to get what we all really need and want
Hello readers, First of all, I do want to acknowledge how the pioneers in the women’s lib movement really did so much to make the lives of women better. While we still haven’t received wage equality and male / female relationships are extremely fraught with problems (high divorce, low commitment), women are now free to […]
My life of poverty and abundance as a creative person (my story)
Hello readers, As an artist and creative person, my prime preoccupation has always been freedom. Freedom to spend the limited time I have on this planet thinking, dreaming, creating art and thoughts about life and art. The freedom to be a creative person can be conceived on different levels. Each of us has to […]
Guardian Angels Teach Us to Fly
Hello readers, The last few days I have been mulling over how my life seems to have gotten progressively more challenging the last several years. At times, I have felt despair, as if a curse has enveloped me, as difficult persons and situations have entangled me in their webs of intrigue, their narcissistic dramas and […]
Dreaded Fat into Gold (a fable)
Once upon a slipper chair fashioned of twisted gold sat a hairy, wart-covered hag Her legs twisted columns adorned by ornate spirals and tendrils It was said that she was hideously beautiful. Surrounded by a vault of bronze coated iron, the coffered ceiling encrusted in mosaics of alabaster and onyx She was the oracle for every day […]
Testing Character: Can You Tell That I’ve Grown?
Hello readers, I am hoping that as a culture and society we are beginning to move away from the superficial cult of the personality and the call of celebrity to a way of life in which depth and character are emphasized. While there is nothing wrong per se about having fun and enjoying the good […]
Unmentionables: Unsafe Things to Say
Hello readers, Last year, I joined a women’s coffee and religious devotional meet-up group to replace a secular women’s group of which I was previously a member . The initial group was run by a counseling center, for a fee of $35 per meeting, every second week. I often left the group feeling worse than I arrived, […]
St. George and the Dragon: Embracing Our Own Inner Demons
I love stories, symbols, and fairy tales. They teach us so much about the hidden parts of our selves. Yesterday, I was perusing a book called “Slay Your Own Dragons: How Women Can Overcome Self-Sabotage in Love and Work”, by Nancy Good. The author defines the dragon as an image for negative self-thoughts and negative […]
Desire or Fear?
I feel a lot of compassion for humans because we are all so short-sighted, especially myself. In fact, I feel my main life task is to learn to love and trust myself unconditionally. Through my reading life, I have discovered the eternal life of the soul, reincarnation, the human experience described as a school to […]