Closing cycles. Not because of pride incapacity or arrogance, but simply because that no longer fits your life. Shut the door, change the record, clean the house, shake off the dust. Stop being who you were, and change into who you are. ~ Paulo Coelho
In the past two months I’ve seen several movies, watched a tv series, and attended a broadway show…approximately 35 hours of my life. The shows stirred my soul, and made me curious about the energy that surrounds us each day. Don’t get me wrong, they were worth my time, and I even enjoyed them. The curious part was that as I reflected on the themes associated with each of these movies I experienced the truth of the saying, “art imitates life.”
In “Concussion" we learn about the deception associated with brain injury in the sport of football, and the brave doctor who risks it all to bring the truth to light. In “Spotlight” we witness the coverup of sexual abuse by priests in Boston, and the dedicated news team who doesn’t stop until they publish the truth. “The Big Short” reveals the story of how a few souls consciously used their power to make millions of dollars by selling mortgages to those who would never be able to afford to pay them off. The foundation of their greed manifested a financial disaster and just about totally crashed the stock market. In “Joy” a single Mom living a life of debt, suffering, and pain creates an invention and is betrayed by her financers, lawyers, and family until she fully gets on her own side to stand in and speak her truth. "Resonance: Beings of Frequency" speaks to the known dangers of using cells phones and the effects of electromagnetic radiation on our bodies and in our environment.
These movies have sparked a curiousity deep within me. As one who supports others to make the necessary changes for reducing pain and living a more joyous creative life I see betrayal each day. Betrayal of the body, mind, heart and spirit that awaken dis-ease. I wonder if some of the deception reflected in our world creates the opening for us to deceive ourselves. If this writing speaks to you, take some time to turn inward, take off the masks, and consider where you might be betraying the song of your body, mind, heart, and soul. With compassionate action, courage, and mindful focus transformation unfolds and peace awakens.
Blessings of peace....Caron
Excitement opened within me as I considered the menu and what would nourish us as we reconnected. Earlier, before work I looked up some recipes but couldn't come up with something that felt right. That is the case most of the time as my cooking always has a creative and passionate flair for combining textures, flavors, and colors. I'm no chef! However, you would never know it when I'm in cooking mode. One of the things that relaxes me and supports my peace is creating beautiful and nourishing food.
It was the first cold night of the season and I was filled with a sense of excitement as my husband lit the fire and committed to it's care. I put on the music and began my creative cooking venture in the kitchen. Everything prepared, kitchen cleaned up, table set, candles lit, we sat to enjoy a glass of wine and gaze at the fire before our friends arrived.
I reflected on the beauty of fire, received it's warmth, and experienced the transformative qualities of the blaze before me. Into the fire I released the stress of the holidays, the pain I carry for others who suffer struggling to find peace in the midst of pain, and the sadness I prayerfully carry for all those around the world who live with war each day of their lives. The sparks flare as light fills me...the pain lifts...and prayers unfold within me to shower peace within the hearts of all...dear G-d I wish it was that easy...however, the experience reshaped all heaviness into hope.
Our friends arrived, hugs all around. After some time catching up in front of the fire, we held hands to say grace before our meal. I could feel the energy running through us as we gave thanks for beauty of the meal, for each other, our children and grandchildren, parents and furry friends, prayers for filled bellies in those who are hungry, and peace throughout our world. The meal was delicious, and music mutually enjoyed. However the healing nature of friendship, food, and fire filled me with a sense of peace that called me to share it's essence with all of you.
Many Blessings of Peace during the holidays...find what nourishes you, and do as much as you can of it each and every day. ~ Caron
I always feel the "September Shift" within me. My sandals get their last licks, schedules change, school year traffic begins, and I can even sense the leaves getting restless as we move toward Autumn. Over the years, I've noticed there is a swing of my inner rhythm as the seasons change. Are there adjustments that happen within you, in your schedule, or the way you live your life during the change of the seasons? Take a few moments today to consider what would support you as September begins.
September's class schedule is included below. It's been wonderful to keep in touch and see those of you who have been able to come out to Jericho, NY. I am using Meetup for scheduling as it is an great way of reaching local community. It's also a user friendly resource for you to find different classes that are close to your home and suit your interests. Sign up for free today and begin exploring your options! Also included for those of you who live on Long Island is a schedule of some interesting events happening this month. Click here!
I'll be teaching a new 6 week Turning Inward course, October 1st. The course is open to new and returning students. I've received lots of feedback from return students that each time they take the course the capacity to move deeper into personal commitment, inner connection, and manifesting change improves. That's been wonderful to hear! Please sign up for Turning Inward here.
I'm including a link to an article about meditation research from Harvard that has some interesting conclusions. These findings resonate with my personal meditation experience. Over the years my practice has gifted me with more focus, capacity for presence, and personal peace. Read the article here. This month I will be teaching a new meditation class on Thursday evenings. Come join me to begin your practice or to strengthen your ongoing commitment.
Enjoy the Blessings of September! There are still plenty of fresh local fruits and vegetables at your local Farmer's Market. Drink in the last days of summer and take time to plant seeds for what you are wanting to create this Autumn.
Blessings of peace,
As an unexpected blanket of snow covers our home I feel so reflective about some of the sessions I’ve had with clients this week. So hard to articulate the challenges of those living with chronic pain and symptoms. Family and friends might see these folks as whiny, emotional, unmotivated, lazy and many other words I’d rather not express here. However, the lack of support and compassionate presence from friends and family create the isolation and separation that increases the chances of one remaining in that state even longer. My prayer is that those of you suffering remember that you are loved even when others can’t relate to your pain and don’t know what to say or how to support you. Don’t ever give up, and know that healing begins as you support yourself with the unconditional loving heart that you are seeking from others. Many Blessings of Peace and healing to all who are suffering tonight and may you plant seeds upon this beautiful new moon, eclipse, and equinox for your health and healing. ~ Caron
Yes, all the moments, each one ... a potential to awaken to the abundant wellspring within you....of hope, healing, nourishment, and Grace.
Connecting within I sense the timelessness of each breath. I ride the ocean within me, each breath calming perceived storms, the waves quieting to receive the peaceful rhythm of presence.
Namaste....Monday Blessings of Peace....Caron