Find Your Glue

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose—a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”
~ John Maxwell

When times get tough for us it helps to get through the mess if we have glue that binds us and keeps us from falling apart. It doesn’t matter what kind of glue we use as long as it has holding power. Some types of glue are: religion/spirituality, family, partner/spouse, friends, volunteering, vocation, nature, and of course, pets. Just about anything that gives you something to hold onto and to live for.

You’re in danger when you feel all alone. That’s when you question why you are even here and that no one would miss you if you suddenly died. Yes, life certainly is not always a bed of roses, but with your glue you’ll be secured to Mother Earth and your life will always have meaning.

“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.” – Albert Schweitzer

Invite the Light In

Close your eyes and breathe in.

Relax those shoulders as you breathe right out.

Let those crazy thoughts fly in and out, but don’t attach yourself as they soar in–just let them be.

Invite the light into your soul by concentrating on happy thoughts even if they were very long ago.

Come on, let a giggle slip in and become unburden as hopefully you once were when you were little and carefree.

Breathe in.

Breathe out.

Invite the light in chasing the darkness out.


“Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.”

~ Maori proverb


Marvel into the stillness of your life. Let the silence envelop all of you, and feel the presentness of peace that is yours for all time.

Happy Holidays to all of you!

“Wisdom comes with the ability to be still. Just look and just listen. No more is needed. Being still, looking, and listening activates the non-conceptual intelligence within you. Let stillness direct your words and actions.” ~ Eckhart Tolle


Is synchronicity the meaningful coincidences that occur in our lives as the Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist Carl Jung said, or is it something much more? We’ve all had experiences where we think about someone we haven’t seen in a long time and then the phone rings and it’s them. Or we bump into them at the mall. Or the weather is bad and we really don’t want to be on the road to attend an event, but we also don’t want to let anyone down, and suddenly the event is cancelled. Is all of this just a coincidence? I don’t think so.

I believe we are capable of manifesting what we want into our lives simply by putting positive energy into place. We actually can create the life we want to live. Those little coincidences that show up in our lives are actually synchronicities where positive energy is causing manifestation to occur. When that energy is put with Spirit our lives work in balance and all good things happen to us.

I’m not talking about putting attention on things like winning the lottery–unless it’s for the greater good. I’m talking about thinking about things that grow our souls and guide us more into Spirit, and help us to become the who we are meant to be. And in order to do this we must come from a place of love. Being caring and loving is positive energy and helps not only us but all those we care about.

As you become more mindful of how you are thinking, you will notice how things seem to occur in your life just by thinking about them. You will begin to realize that negative thoughts bring negative things into your life, and how positive thoughts bring you wonderful surprises. You will begin to realize that your energies actually attract things to you and not always welcomed things, so be careful of your thoughts.

Our planet may be a small dot in the universe, but we humans have much more power over our lives than we realize. With this power comes responsibility, so use it wisely and grow.

Be the Light

Be the one that lights the way for others to follow, and be that person that others are drawn to. You see, when you are the light that shows the way, you bring peace and harmony to everyone that passes your way.

When you’re the light you bring comfort to those that are near. As others watch you closely and are drawn to your smile, kindness and warmth, you become contagious, and they too become the light and can’t help but pass it on.

On and on the light that started with you is passed from person to person and what finally happens might be called a miracle. Everyone feels good inside–no drugs needed for euphoria. Everyone loves every living being–hatred disappears and acceptance takes its place. Everyone is content–wars disappear.

Be the light that saves someone’s day, and maybe, just maybe, as this continues on we as ONE can cast a strong enough beam that will light the way to save all of our days.

This is my wish for peace and harmony here on planet Earth.

Go, and Be the Light.


“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.”

~ Emily Dickinson

Hope is a feeling that something good is around the corner and everything will be all right.

When we have a profound wish for good things to happen, Hope is always there.

Before our dreams became our reality, Hope was there first.

Hope is never lost; dig deep, it’s inside you.

Hope is seeing the good in humanity, and the beauty in nature.

When despair is all around us, Hope is there to hang onto.

Sometimes, Hope is all you’ve got to get you up in the morning and tuck you in at night.

Hope is our first line of defense when others say we can’t.

The light at the end of the tunnel is your Spirit’s way of saying, “Come toward me, there is Hope, and I will show you the way.”

We can see Hope in our children’s eyes, and know all will be fine because they are the future.

In a world sometimes filled with pain, Hope is all we have for a better tomorrow. Never give up your Hope no matter how hard it seems, because you see, Hope is what gives you wings.

Light a candle of Hope for everyone in the world.


Don’t let fear rob you of your life. If you let it, fear can get in the way of you becoming the “who” you are supposed to be. Fearful thoughts can come from many places, and many times they go all the way back to our childhood. But if we are to live in the “now” we can’t let the past dictate how we want to live our lives today.

Conquering fear is simply not listening to the negative ideas from the people around us. And especially not listening to our egos that put negative thoughts into our head, such as: Bad things will happen, there will be pain and suffering, you will fail, you’re too shy, not smart enough, you’ll embarrass yourself, and on and on.

“The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela

It’s easy to get caught up in fear because the times we are living in are very challenging. Many of us are out of work, or worry about losing jobs. The cost of living just keeps going up and of course, war is always looming over our heads. With all of this, the future can seem pretty bleak, and a perfect setup for fear to bloom, but don’t let it. Remember, most of the things we fear never happen.

Facing your fear and getting out of your comfort zone is also a great way of conquering it. Go ahead and walk right into that fear, instead of running from it. Once you do that, a wonderful feeling comes over you and it’s called “Confidence.” You become a new person in this mode and life is so much sweeter.

It may take time to rid yourself of fear, but as I always suggest, just take baby steps and you will get there. And when the day comes that your fear is gone, a new you will emerge ready to live the life you are destined to live.

Go out there and live your life “Fear Free.”


Surrender to the “is” of your life and stop battling with the ego that holds you a prisoner. Surrendering is not giving up and giving in, or not handling the challenges that come into your life. It has nothing to do with not caring or being an active participate in life. Instead, it’s going with the flow of your life which will give you the peace and happiness you are seeking.

“If you find your life situation unsatisfactory or even intolerable, it is only by surrendering first that you can break the unconscious resistance pattern that perpetuates that situation.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

When you hold on to your pain you can’t move forward. You are constantly living in the past and dragging your pain along with you into the present. Every day is filled with new life experiences–some good and some bad. If you keep holding on to the hurts of yesterday and merge them with the hurts of the present, then you end up stuck in an internal battle that you can never win.

When a problem comes into your life, either fix it or toss it. Worry and letting yourself become depressed will only open the door for your ego to lead you down the dark tunnel of misery. Surrender to the is of your life–the problem, and see if you can take a positive action to correct it. If you can’t, then let it go and stop fretting over it.

There is someone who is mean to you and you can’t understand why. Stop driving yourself crazy trying to figure out the why. If it’s that important to you, talk to them. If it can’t be fixed, then let it go and move on and never give it another thought.

You’re out of work and all the worrying in the world will not change that fact. Surrender to the is and do what you need to do to find employment. You might not find the job you think you want, but surrender anyway; the right job for you will appear if you just flow with your life.

Whatever problem you are dealing with today will come to an end, and you’ll find that you didn’t need to choose suffering to get there. All you ever needed to do was to accept the is, let go, and allow life to flow.


Sometimes it’s hard to feel gratitude when life is not going well, but there is always something to be grateful for. Even in tough times and misery, if you look around and search your heart, there you will find something to be grateful for.

When we are in a daily ritual of racing about we miss so much of life around us. But what we miss the most, is our own precious life as it also goes racing by. Our busy lives are filled with so much stress that there is no time to feel gratitude for anything.

A few years ago, I had a job that sucked the life out of me. Many days were filled with office politics, rushing to meet deadlines, and trying to keep everyone happy. Sometimes, I would get a glimpse of life when I would go outside to the mailbox. There I would be engulfed in nature with big trees all around me, birds chirping, and fluffy clouds moving lazily by.  With all of that going on, I would feel alive and grateful for life. But, once back in the office and back in my life, I couldn’t feel anything but stress and unhappiness.

When we find things in our lives to be grateful for we become anchored and therefore balanced with the universe. Whatever bad we are dealing with seems to disappear, or not be as important as we originally thought it was. Our breathing calms down, we see things more clearly, and we just feel better.

The best way to feel gratitude is to pay it forward. When you wake up in the morning before your feet hit the floor, send gratitude out to the universe for everything you have. It’s a great way to start your day and it makes your life a little bit easier. Try feeling grateful for what you have and where you are in life right now, even if it’s not where you really want to be.

By the way, send a little love out with that gratitude, because whatever you send to the universe will always come back to you.


Don’t ever give up dreaming about the life you want.

Dream about the soul mate you will meet someday, the children you see yourself raising, the home you see yourself living in, the job you see yourself doing. All the things spinning around in your head that you see yourself experiencing, don’t give up dreaming about them.

Everything you want begins with a dream.

Your dreams are thoughts of how you see yourself living.

Dreams will become your reality if you put energy into them.

Don’t worry, dreams will stand strong against the wind, never wavering, if you just nurture them.

Don’t ever give up dreaming about the life you want, because you see, if you truly believe in them, dreams really do come true.