Morning Thoughts: Red Flags vs. Fear

Fear is a FEELING produced by a perceived threat. We develop these based on our experiences and they can cause us to change the way we behave and react. A red flag is SIGNAL to this feeling of fear; causing us to either react or not react. Think of it like flag football: you want…

Rivers of Emotion

I used to read poetry and wonder how people managed to write things so heartbreakingly beautiful. One day I experienced true heartbreak for myself and the words poured out of me like a river. I didn’t see the beauty in those words until the pain healed. Oftentimes I go back to my rivers to visit…

Facing Your Shadow

What are you so afraid of? It’s no secret that there are parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from others, but what is to be said about the parts of ourselves that we keep hidden from ourselves? If you’re anything like me, you didn’t even realize these parts existed until major trauma caused them…

Waves of Pain

It’s going to hurt; this pain It will come in waves Some days it will consume you Swallow you whole Spit out your bare bones and leave them on the shore Other days you will wade The water will be calm You may feel brave enough to venture deeper; Progress is made But just as…

Will You Choose Inner Peace Or Ego?

There is always more to a situation than what can be seen on the surface.  Pain and offense come from viewing actions at face value. “If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man’s life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.”  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow If we…

Are You Calling In Love From From a Place of Desire or Lack?

Happy Tuesday everyone! Just hopping on with a quick message because I felt a strong nudge to share this. Understand that we all have the power to call love into our existence, but the desire or lack within our hearts will determine the kind of love we draw into our lives. Please take a minute to…

Science and Spirituality: “It Runs In The Family”

If you were raised in the church like I was, you are probably familiar with the infamous generational curse.  Exodus 34:7 says God “visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and fourth generation.”  But surely that can’t be true for those who believe in the death…

The Art of Letting Go

We heal and grow in cycles, much like the tides; a rise and fall of strength and weakness, depth of thought, shallowed fear, momentary despair, renewed strength, and bliss set on an endless loop.  This is how we learn our lessons. This is why surrender is so important. Have you ever tried to swim against…

Dreams Are Like Balloons

Are you living your best life?  If not, why not? Make a date with yourself. Sit down and think, listen to your heart…what do you desire?  What do you truly want? Now think of all of the self-destructive thoughts that don’t serve you in obtaining those things. The undeserving, not good enough, jealous, it runs…