I just have to say that sometimes I am much better at following the four agreements than others. It seems that most of the time I am impeccable with my word, I do not take things personally, I seek clarification and don’t make assumptions and work to always do my best. Then there are those moments, whether it is because of a super moon, a total eclipse of the sun or that we are in some planetary retrograde. There are those moments when, for whatever reason, I forget and take something personally.
When this happens I know I am not upset with the person who said or did whatever, I am upset with myself because I allowed myself to take it personally. Read More
I love, love, love our Living the Five Agreements group. I
love all of our groups for different reasons, but this group, perhaps because
we are all so comfortable with each other, is one that makes me wonder why I even
have an end time on the group because we have NEVER ended on time. For the last
few months, we have been doing something interactive. I had bought three card
sets dealing with Toltec Wisdom, one box of The Four Agreement cards, The
Mastery of Love cards, and The Fifth Agreement cards. Each month, we have taken
the cards for a different agreement and picked one that felt right for us. Then
we have spent our time together discussing the cards drawn by our group
members. Read More
What would it be like to live in a
judgment free world? I have been thinking about this question for several days
now. While I would like to say I am not a judgmental person that would be a
lie. I am probably less judgmental of others then I am of myself. I have come
to realize that every time I judge myself, I am also lying to myself. I am
telling myself I am too much or not enough of something. There are aspects of
my life I have been able to stop lying to myself about. the ability to do so,
has taken time as my inner jaguar has carefully stalked that prey, ripped it
out of my mind and then dug deep until the root system, which was supporting the
lie was ripped out as well. With some aspects of my life I have been relentless;
others I have not yet chosen to make a priority. Read More
The first page in the companion guide has a few definitions of integrity. he defined it as “(1) the quality or state of being complete; unbroken; wholeness; entirety; (2) the quality of state of being unimpaired; perfect condition; soundness: (3) the quality or state of being of sound moral principles; uprightness; honesty, and sincerity.” As I read this quote, I had to stop and think about it for a while. If this is what integrity is, it seems as if we spend our entire lives journeying back to a space we were in before we ever came into this world. I guess the word that really got me is honesty. I would like to think that I am a fairly honest person, but if I were being completely honest with myself, I would have to say that there are times that I lie. I probably lie more to myself then I do to anyone else. Read More
Dear Sharon –
I just wanted to let you know how proud I was of you yesterday. You spoke your truth in love. In a space where you could have responded out of anger, you chose to respond out of love and compassion and help the other person release their guilt. I know that forgiving them was important. I also know forgiving yourself was equally important. In doing so, you set both of you free. I know there were moments where you wanted to listen to the Inner Judge telling you how this was your fault. However, you need to remember that when you made the decision you did, it was the best decision you could have made in those circumstances Read More
Well I can very clearly remember a dream that I had for several months. Actually, it was one of those dreams that you keep having and although it changed slightly, it would not go away. It lasted for about four months.
Write down a dream.
So here was my dream – I had this series of dreams that I was on the Next Foodnetwork Star. Don’t ask me who else was on it with me because I have no idea. What I do know was this that I miraculously seemed to make it to the final episode which was so cool because I was the first person to ever be on the show who used a wheelchair and because ultimately I won. I think in part it was because I had a clear culinary point of view the entire time – The Zenful Kitchen. The whole point of my show was to take the notion of being your own teacher, of being present, of being in a state of flow, of allowing your creative juices to flow, and of staying in a peaceful state the whole time you were cooking and using the kitchen as a space to relax and be at peace at the end of a hectic day.
Choose the main feelings in the dream. Read More