The Crucible of Change

The Crucible of Change

My Dear Sister, I’m coming to you from the crucible of change. This last month has been a rigorous but exquisitely orchestrated journey through my mother’s final days, the celebration of her life and the new frontier of life with her absence. More recently, it’s felt quite a bit like I’m tumbling through space without any moorings – unsure where I’ll land or who I’ll be when I get there. There’s no doubt this new unfolding will ultimately flower and bear fruit but for now I’m keeping things very simple. Impeccable self-care has been the order of the day. I listen closely to what my body, heart and Spirit need. Rest, healthy food, time outside and contact with friends are staples. I’ve cut out nonessentials and cut back on mindless time on social media. Its clear I’m in the midst of a total reworking of my relationships, roles and karmic threads with both parents; assisting the healing of my mother’s ancestral line; and going through a complete and utter transformation of Self. Having a regular practice of self care, reaching out for support and opening to the Sacred within and all around me has created a sense of ease and Grace through this very intense and sometimes challenging passage. It tenderized my heart and opened me to a larger stream of love. My family and I have been loved and supported in gorgeous and amazing ways throughout this journey. I am deeply grateful for all we have received and my ability to let it in wholeheartedly. I’ve been living what’s possible when we root deeply in our Sacred nature...
There’s No Comparison

There’s No Comparison

Hello Love,   Do you ever have those moments when you don’t feel quite put together or that you’ll ever reach your dream only to look over to see a sister soaring with success? It can be hard to appreciate the butterfly when you feel like you’re still crawling on the ground.   I was having one of those mornings today where I was admiring fabulous accomplishments of some of my visionary sisters and feeling like I didn’t quite measure up. Then I remembered this wisdom I received a while ago. It was just what I needed to gain some perspective and peace of mind.   While I hope you’re on top of the world today I’m sending you this for those times when you need a reminder you’re exactly who and where you need to be.   With deep love, Joni   No Comparison   She’s so beautiful I feel so fat Oh, look She’s sooo good I wish I could do that   She’s got such talent She creates with such ease   When I try It’s like wrestling a pig into a bathing suit Another epic fail   I really think she must be perfect Not a hair out of place She’s always dressed just right Knows just what to say   I can barely take myself out in public Wrong clothes, wrong hair I never got the memo   I fear I’ll never measure up Always be less than How can I not be Surrounded by such beauty, accomplishment, brilliance, wit, savvy and skill   But my dear I think you have forgotten Even as...
New Year Blessings

New Year Blessings

Please click here to view the video.   In out-of-the-way places of the heart, Where your thoughts never think to wander, This beginning has been quietly forming, Waiting until you were ready to emerge.   For a long time it has watched your desire, Feeling the emptiness growing inside you, Noticing how you willed yourself on, Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.   It watched you play with the seduction of safety And the gray promises that sameness whispered, Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent, Wondered would you always live like this.   Then the delight, when your courage kindled, And out you stepped onto new ground, Your eyes young again with energy and dream, A path of plenitude opening before you.   Though your destination is not yet clear You can trust the promise of this opening; Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning That is at one with your life’s desire.   Awaken your spirit to adventure; Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk; Soon you will be home in a new rhythm, For your soul senses the world that awaits you.   ~ John O’Donohue   My Dear Sister,   A new opening and rhythm do indeed await you. And it is at one with your unique life desires. And this can be your year to receive it.   To assist you I have a New Year inquiry and additional resource to support you.   Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve my husband, daughter and I each created a list of what we wanted to leave behind in 2015....
Today I hope you realize deep in your bones ….

Today I hope you realize deep in your bones ….

You’re the Gift!   You’re a Gift You’re a treasure You’re a one of a kind Dazzling display of Divine Radiance! Can you see it as you gaze into your mirror? No? Not really. Oh, I see It’s not showing your true reflection. Let’s adjust that. OK, Deep breath. Let out a soft sound as you exhale. Great, now let your consciousness drop down into your heart space. Take a few more breaths with a soft ahhhh as you settle in. Looking with your inner eyes Soften your gaze and behold the reflection of your own heart. Peak beneath the broken and well worn armor Beyond all disillusionments and doubt Can you see it? The beauty The treasure The gift! It’s you! Isn’t She glorious! What more could anyone want but Your Presence. It has been such a gift to be with you in community this year.   With great love & blessings for your New Year! Joni...

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