Loving the Valleys

When we’re at the top, the peak of a cycle, and all is well, we often forget about our Divine Lens view. We’re content to see life as a physical world because we’re happy and enjoying ourselves.

When we hit a valley, a great loss, illness or heartbreak, we struggle and suffer– until we finally reach for our Divine Lens and remember the gift of the lesson; remember our soul’s wisdom.

This is the purpose of the “valley” – to remind us of what’s important and who we really are.

Once we love the valley, cherish our Divine Lens view and embrace the lesson, we find ourselves happy again and moving forward with another peak in view ahead of us.

This is the sweet spot – still wearing our Divine Lens and yet excited to be moving forward with wisdom and grace.

If you’re in the valley today from job loss or heartbreak, look within, meditate, ask for divine guidance and listen to your soul’s wisdom. Sit still. Take a breath. You can only hear it when you’re quiet, unplugged and receptive.

Become best friends with your inner wisdom and shut out the chatter around you from friends, family and the world in general.

Once you see things from your higher self, your soul’s wisdom, not your ego mind, you’ll feel peaceful, grateful and open-hearted. This is when things will begin shifting for you.

You’ll find yourself moving forward in a new and more enlightened direction, an exciting new summit just ahead. Keep wearing your Divine Lens and cherish the wisdom you’ve gained in the valley.

From my newest book: Your Divine Lens (Release coming soon!)

This grief is your moment of reinvention

You need partners and friends whose conversations leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to do something bigger and make a difference.

Your vision of a better world is your gift. Don’t dismiss it or waste time criticizing the way things are now. Tap into your enormous pool of inspiration and find a way to use your vision as the foundation for your work. That mission is the one you came to share.

Your salvation lies in seeing the big picture, following your inspiration, opening your heart and not getting lost in details, drudgery, or routine.

Your highest work requires stepping out of the confines of convention – into alternative worlds of knowledge, spirituality, intuition, and healing. It’s time to embrace your spirituality and use it as your gift to uplift and inspire others.

By spirituality, I don’t mean just reading a book or two, I mean daily connection to the divine through meditation and intense spiritual practice. It’s time to embrace your highest self profoundly enough to build your great work around it.

Let this pain fuel you to move forward and succeed at something that inspires and changes our world. It’s time to quit trying to fit in and be someone you’re not. You’ve hidden your true gifts in order to be loved. But the world will embrace you for who you truly are when you share your story through your great work.

To recover you need to do your work, the work you signed up for that will enlighten the world. Nothing will ease your pain as much as inspiration and accomplishment. Daily spiritual practice, such as meditation, will help you heal, overcome your doubt, and move forward boldly.

-From Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side

All that’s required of you in the moment of anger…

Look at this lost and pained soul standing before you who has just hurt you, acted from their ego self, and know that you no longer want to look like them, act like them. They’re showing you a part of yourself that you’re ready to surrender.

All that’s required of you in this moment of anger is to see the other person as a wounded soul doing the best they can from their own level of awareness. Love them for their pain and struggles because you’re just like them. By loving them, you’re healing yourself.

Rise above the unconscious ego behavior they’re showing you – because it’s ugly, selfish and desperate, and that’s not who you are. That’s not who you aspire to be.

One simple breath and a request for guidance, pulls you away from habitual reaction and raises you a notch towards your great soul potential. Thank the messenger for the lesson; thank the soul standing before you who triggered your reaction. Your anger is revealed so that it can be healed.

The next time someone says or does something that triggers your anger, you’ll already be removed from the ego experience, more in touch with your soul’s wisdom, watching it all unfold from your divine lens. You’ll pause, take a breath, adjust your lens, and choose your words gracefully. Compassion will pour through you if you allow it.

This is the gift of your anger. This is the gift of your opponent arriving with their sword drawn, eager to slice a piece of you. In that moment of sacred recognition, everything changes, and you realize that nothing and no one can ever hurt you or tarnish your lovely soul – when you view it through your divine lens.

Find Your Life’s Mission

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Tap into our inner guidance and align with our unique soul mission in order to move through our challenges in life and find our great work.

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I Couldn’t See the Logic of Not Jumping

Because I couldn’t see the logic of not jumping off the cliff and instead felt, with all my heart, that the jump must be made, I took the leap; it was the leap that changed everything and brought me into the glory of a luminous world that lives within everyone and everything.

leapAnd once I’d made that leap it became so easy to do it again, and again, whenever I found myself in a corner and couldn’t see the light. I had discovered that light lives in the leap. And love awaits the courageous act.

And now nothing could ever keep me from the leap or dampen my courage. What a gift this was and I am still so grateful. It is the best truth I ever learned and worth every bruise I ever suffered.

Without the leap we don’t understand a thing. We think the glory is in the withholding, the caution, politeness, acceptance, boundaries.

But none of those places hold truth. And none of them teach us to fly.

Caution is a weighted thing and it puts you on the bench to watch the game.

Caution keeps you seated nervously on the cliff’s edge viewing everything you fear below, counting all the reasons that a leap would ruin you, explaining all the ways it could go badly, telling stories of how to live with planning and steadfastness without ever being foolish.

At the end of the game, you’ll see that it was you being foolish.

Because everything that ever mattered lived in the leap; that one moment of taking a breath and trusting in the wind to carry you, seeing suddenly that letting go was everything – it was always the point of your existence and the reason for your story.

From my upcoming book: Putting On The Divine Lens