Inspirational Stories

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Have you ever wondered why it is so much easier to love other people- deeply, madly, truly- than it is to love yourself? If we could feel toward ourselves the same passion, the same admiration, the same tenderness and the same devotion that we so happily give to others- oh how different our lives would be!!
If you want to stop waiting for a state of happiness and fulfillment that you endlessly "put off" to a future that never comes- unconditionally love and believe in yourself. RIGHT NOW! You are perfect JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!
Whether your problem is a physical illness, an emotional/mental struggle, a spiritual crisis- or as in my case all of these at once- you will stay on course toward greater and greater health by using "The Six Healers" to guide and channel your efforts. The "Six Healers" will empower you to create your own miracle by connecting you to the Force of Life and Love within. I offer them to you as one who has felt the fear and despair you so often feel, and wrestled with the challenges you face every day. And I say to you- lift up your heart and fear not! Just as I found the answers I needed within myself, I believe with all my heart that you can find them too.
Quite literally the fate of the world rests upon a deeper understanding of what children truly need to flourish emotionally and spiritually.
The world is slowly awakening to the terrible toll that parent-child violence such as spanking or sexual abuse takes. After centuries of complete cultural and social denial we are beginning to come out of denial about how these betrayals of love break childrens' open and trusting hearts wound their innocent spirits But there is an equally grave harm being unwittingly passed from generation to generation. And the cleansing light of compassion and awareness needs to shine upon it as well. Verbal humiliation, emotional manipulation, power games by the parents to bend the child to their will/needs/expectations can be just as damaging as physical abuse/spanking and sexual abuse. These non-physical traumas are not as highly publicized or understood as the physical ones- and this can make it very difficult for the adult who is chronically anxious/depressed/self-doubting/unhappy to point to something concrete and know why they are in the pain they are in.....
A common sense example I use to awaken people about the complete indefensibility of spanking is this- it is an actual crime, punishable by law, to strike one's spouse/partner. And many relationships end after one and only one such incident. We instinctively understand why this is so- the fear, sense of betrayal and loss of trust can be irreparable. Society supports such a reaction to physical abuse in a romantic relationship. Yet far worse is done repeatedly to children and is defended as "healthy discipline". The curse of spanking must finally be ended and harmless, effective and constructive ways of setting boundaries- of which there are many for those willing to make the effort and learn- need to be employed. No child deserves to be physically struck for any reason...... PERIOD! And this includes the precious and innocent child that you once were!
We are currently in an era where our thoughts and mind are regarded- even worshipped- as the key to life and the cutting edge of spiritual enlightenment. But perhaps you have observed as I have that those who make a God of the mind are no more beyond their emotional difficulties, capable of loving and being loved, sexually free and satisfied or filled with life and happiness than other people. For this reason I believe that the future of spirituality will be taking a very different direction. To awaken the love and happiness we long for, to claim our birthright of sexual joy and sensual fulfillment, to resolve our emotional conflicts and awaken lasting inner peace the future of spirituality will be about joyfully re-connecting with OUR BODIES!
It's a wonderful truth that Self-Love radiates outward- one enlightened heart to another- and carries the message of hope around the world to all who have been waiting for it! And we are ALL waiting for it!
As I have tried to illustrate in my new posts- "Life is not Suffering" and "Self-Love Versus Karma: Trust Your Heart!"- the religious and spiritual beliefs we are taught are of crucial importance. Because we use them to understand who we are and "make sense" out of life they can be a great help in setting ourselves free- or chains that keep us in guilt, shame and ignorance. Any one who grew up with "Catholic guilt" about their sexuality, Hindu guilt over believing you have a "karmic debt" from past lives, or Buddhist guilt over the natural, healthy and self-respecting anger Mother Nature gave you (anger is seen as ignorance in Buddhism) needs to - as in the Matrix- take the "red pill" and free their minds. For all self-defeating spiritual and religious beliefs that weigh you down substitute this simple mantra: "There is NOTHING wrong with me- and there never has been"!
I cannot look at a pure, precious and innocent newborn child and believe for a second that he/she has come into this world with any weight of 'karma"- the slightest speck of debt, burden or need to atone. Can you? Does this seem shocking or sacreligeous to some of you? No disrespect intended (honestly) but GOOD! Maybe you are being "shaken awake" with this vibration of faith, passion and open-hearted love. Keep reading! Throughout history our minds have invented many spellbinding theories- like all the esoteric beliefs about "past lives", "choosing" dysfunctional parents so we can atone for our imagined past wrongs or "learn lessons" etc.. But the heart holds our deepest truth, and my heart KNOWS that every child is born totally innocent. Period! The love in my heart tells me so- and I'm going with my heart every time!
What I am about to say I maintain with the utmost passion and conviction. Awakening to the fact that we were born fully capable of happiness, and that it is our dysfunctional childhoods and not self-defeating illusions such as Original Sin, "karmic shadows/lessons from past lives" or an inevitable Buddhist "ego" that are driving our problems, is the next frontier in spirituality. This "quantum leap" in our self-understanding is the equivalent of science evolving beyond the notion that "evil spirits" cause infections and recognizing the actual cause in microbes. The "evil spirits" theory may have had some usefulness but treating the germ is far more exact- and successful! Makes sense?
During my long "dark night of the soul" I couldn't possibly have foretold how joyful it would feel to be alive today! Or how freeing myself would awaken the passionate desire to support others who are fighting for their own healing and enlightenment. The deepest encounter with suffering- physical, emotional, spiritual- makes you see that another person's pain hurts them as much as yours hurts you. It teaches you that although we all have different stories- our pain is the same. And it opens your heart to kindness and the instinct to help.


Don't spend your life waiting wait for others to love you- it will never be enough to fill up your heart. But when you embrace your own beauty and perfection and completely believe in all that you are- your heart overflows!
We all need- and deserve!- that primal feeling of "Ahhhhhhh.... I am forever safe and I can finally rest.... no matter what happens all will be well." What would it be like to experience that kind of peace- moment-to-moment, day-to-day- for the rest of your life?


What is the pale solace of external treasures- money, power, status, achievement- compared to the joy and security of unconditional self-acceptance and love?
Pleasure and love are the medicines we all need. And the open-hearted joy of sex is the sweet combination of both! Being pleasure-oriented in general, and loving and embracing our sexual feelings in particular, keeps us "turned on"- glowing, happy and excited by life.

Have Faith

I am sure at one time or another you have either been told or told by someone to have faith. This is not always an easy task. When the world around you is falling apart it can be difficult to say to yourself, “ In time I’m going to understand why this happened and how it is for my greater good.”
There is really only one place to look for love and that is inside of yourself, once you have done that you can share it with someone else.
Have you been struggling with forgiveness? Has someone hurt you so deeply that you’ve carried it with you for a very long time? Learning more about our karmic lessons can help us to achieve something we have never been able to achieve before, total forgiveness. It give us an understanding that we never thought possible.
I am here to tell you that the pain inside you- and all of us- CAN be permanently released and healed. It is not "part of life" or "the human condition" to suffer! You can reclaim the natural, inborn happiness- your birthright of Original Grace- that you long for and deserve!
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