Crazy Stupid Love

Ok, so it isn’t a secret, we, as a collective are curious as to how relationships work, we are intrigued by the emotions, the complexities and yet, we struggle with the truth. How can we have a deep connection that lasts if we can’t be ourselves? How can we continue sharing with another if we are afraid of becoming hurt? Aren’t these feelings, the extension of fear what keep us complaining about love and running away from it? Isn’t the truth that even though we run away, deep down inside, all we desire is to be ourselves with another that we enjoy sharing with that is also being who they are, no masks, no lies, the truth. I enjoyed the movie Crazy Stupid Love. It made me laugh to see the lengths that we can go to feel connection (on a superficial surface level) as in Ryan Gosling’s character moving from one woman to the next, as a game. It also made me feel sympathetic with Steve Carrell’s character, his heartache from parting with his “soul mate,” and how those deeper feelings for her never went away. I noticed right from the start, how it was very obvious that there were so many stories going on within this one story (movie). All of the characters had their own perceptions of who they loved and were focused on their own emotions with what was going on in their own lives. As a result, nobody was listening to each other…they were just sharing their own stories…hence, the truth is hidden and assumptions can easily be made. The only way to break those would be to communicate clearly and listen openly…which I believe did eventually happen at the end: everyone’s truth was revealed. Amidst all of the things that were hidden, all of the emotions not being honored, all of the assumptions made, there was a desire for deeper connection, the love that takes you away by the heartstrings, the love that keeps growing stronger through the years, the never ending quest for the “one,” the soul mate, the twin flame, a deeper love. Yes as Steve Carrell said, “when you find the one, you never give up.” This is a strong message in the movie…reveal your truth, let go of the fear, and let love in. You might not know what is going to happen in the next moment, but you are going to dive in with your eyes open and your heart open. You make a promise not to give up and to keep moving forward…the challenges we encounter in our relationships only enhance to make us stronger. Even though...

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Education in Transformation
Jul17

Education in Transformation

As we move forward with consciousness in building the New Earth the way our souls are being guided, it is only natural to include education. I have felt this for some time, and have had my own experience in the education system, both as a student and as a teacher. I’m going to share with you some of my experiences along the journey, including others who are leading the way forward in this direction. I remember that it was in 4th grade that I became aware how much I loved words, and in particular, I would construct rhymes in the form of poems but it wasn’t until I was in my freshman year of high school that I realized how deep this passion was. I was the girl who would stay up until 2:30 in the morning, under the covers with a flashlight, reading a book I had to complete before I could sleep! Through my excitement for reading and for stories, for traveling with these characters along their growth and transformation, I developed a natural sense of communion with words, and knew what words to use, when to use them and so forth. Have you felt something that you just feel is a part of you and when you discover it, it makes you feel alive, it feels as though you don’t “work” at it, but that it just flows? This is a clue for you as to what you are meant to cultivate and bring forth more fully into your life and in this world… As many of us may have been told that we needed to have something more concrete to fall back on, I was told this by my mother when I mentioned to her that I wanted to be a writer. So therefore, my major in college was English though I added a concentration in writing so I could get what I truly felt deep within me, out. People assumed that I was on the road to becoming a teacher within the school system, though right from the start, I knew this was not my specific role to take. When I graduated, I shared with one of my professors how I wanted to bring writing to people as therapy, for I had done my own healing through creation with words. I had thought to go onto my MA with this thought in mind… I went on to teach Creative Writing to kids at a summer camp…in addition to teaching writing at the YMCA to troubled kids, tutored in writing/reading…I often heard people say, “I just can’t write,” and I would respond, “the only reason...

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Illuminations of Love and Connection

Today, November 15th, Josh Groban’s album Illuminations is now out in stores for you to purchase. I have my copy coming to me in the mail and I am excited to have the actual copy. Many of you may have sampled the album on facebook while it was available for streaming. This album is an absolute tribute to love in all its aspects, the love of coming home shown in “War at Home,” the love of a place that connects to the feeling of being home as in “Bells of New York City,” or in the many songs of reconnecting with a romantic love, including one titled “Galileo,” that breaks down the barrier between science (logic and mind) and emotion (feeling and heart) as it focuses on the idea that Galileo dreamed of a love that he breathed into tangible form before him. I am an avid promoter of those whose work and messages I feel resonate with the reunion of true loves (twin flames and soul mates) as well as all of the aspects of the journey that go along with it. This album is a myriad of words woven together to symbolize the power that love has on the heart as well as the motivation for connecting with another that truly complements you and flows with the natural essence of who you are. There are many messages within each of the songs but the one thing that they share in common is that there is a calling out to one who is already known, whether that be from an inner knowing or a conscious one, a calling out to connect on a deeper level, to choose love instead of fear, to let the “old” ways go so that one can enter into the “new” way of being, of loving. In order to choose love, one needs to release old patterns of behavior, thoughts, beliefs and anything that doesn’t serve the highest intention and desire for a relationship. You can’t love when you are feeling weighted down with fear because it clouds your perception, your emotions and your capacity to give as well as receive. Some of the lines from the songs to show this are as follows: Bells of New York City “…The bells of NYC tell me not to go… stay with me, stay with me, refuge from these broken dreams, wait right here, awake with me on silent snow filled streets… the bells of NYC calling me to stay.” (This is a home calling as the energy of NYC magnetizes the voice in this song to stay, to awake right there…there is an awareness and...

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