MY WORK ... MY PASSION
~ Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist ; Past experiences: Dream Analysis /10 Years Experience ~ Psychotherapist / Gestalt, Jungian, Zen, Reality and Energy Therapies /10 Years Experience ~ EMDR~ Men and Their Journey: the neuroscience of the male brain, and the implications in sexuality, education and relationship ~ Women: Their Transformation and Empowerment ~ ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) / 21 years experience ~ Ordained Interfaith Minister & Official Celebrant ~ Social Justice Advocate ~ Child and Human Rights Advocate ~ Spiritual Guide and Intuitive ~ Certified Reiki Practitioner ~ Mediation / Conflict Resolution • “Intentional Love” Parenting Strategy Groups ~ Parenting Workshops ~ Coaching for parents of Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children ~ International Training: Israel & England ~ Critical Incident Stress Debriefing ~ Post-911 and Post-Katrina volunteer
BSW - UNC Greensboro
MSW - UNC Chapel Hill
"An Unending Love"
This blog and video is devoted and dedicated to my daughter, my grand daughters, and my grand son. They are hearts of my heart. Our connection through many lives..... is utterly infinite.
The degree of our enlightenment is the degree of passion that we will have for the whole world." ~The Greystone Mandala
~The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
In “Conversations with God”, by Neale Donald Walsch, there is a warning. I think of it as the Atlantis passage, and I've quoted it a few times before. "As I have said, this isn't the first time your civilization has been at this brink," God tells Walsch. "I want to repeat this, because it is vital that you hear this. Once before on your planet, the technology you developed was far greater than your ability to use it responsibly. You are approaching the same point in human history again. It is vitally important that you understand this. Your present technology is threatening to outstrip your ability to use it wisely. Your society is on the verge of becoming a product of your technology rather than your technology being a product of your society. When a society becomes a product of its own technology, it destroys itself."
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I was at a Thankgsgiving F-E-A-S-T this past week. It was not only a feast of food, although it surely was that. From any aspect, it was very clear about the abundant outcomes that happen when we humans join forces.... for anything.
I experienced a group of people, thankfully all very human.....but it was the tapestry of their individual divinities that showered over all of me. As I slept that evening, it was like "visions of sugar plums dancing in my head", as I would remember one moment after another.
The man who asked the blessing gave his own special brand of depth and insight to the day: a total gift. Until then, I had always seen his ready wit, sense of "I'm in" fun, and athletic, buffed appearance. I am not really sure what I expected from his blessing over family and food, but profound is what I got! He later teased that he had shortened it somewhat, because he usually got the collective "throat clearing" of the family members eager to "dig in". I have to say, I was wishing he had gone longer.
What amazed me throughout the day, and which was very different than my own very extended family, was the mature, and even sacred, way they had of putting aside the everyday silliness of the "stuff" we humans manage to inflict on one another. Oh, sure, there were teeny, almost imperceptible, ripples ... but those were so fleeting and brief. Why? The underpinning of caring, respect, and love trumped that. We even got into some family pictures towards the end of the evening .... the biggest gift here? It was what the family members pointed out was really important over the years. Therein was the sacredness...and the Divine at work.
This family redefined my concept of family, love, and strength. I still feel a high measure of enjoyment from that extended family who know what the priorities in this life are. They knew the vississitudes, the bumps in the road ... all of that. That, for me is what defines heroines and heros: those people who literally smirk at what life sometimes throws our way ... that which could buckle the best of us. In the most blessed character, these people showed me how they stand indomitably and indestructibly .. and try to keep character and compassion as their staunch and main theme.
They know who they are, this family of five adult children, all raised by their single mom. This family tries very hard to make the lyrics of this song come alive. Simply compelling!
And so, this family made "let's pretend"...very REAL!
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