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EMBRACING the BULLY WITHIN
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EMBRACING the BULLY WITHIN

March 2018 AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD EMBRACING the BULLY WITHIN We usually think of a bully as someone outside of ourselves.  What about the one on the inside? We all live with a bully to a greater or lesser degree. The bully is that feeling that shows up when you begin to doubt yourself. Or, when you have a negative reaction to someone or something.  It is the inner critic who is ready to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do or feel.  It likes to remind you of your failures, create doubts and self-judgments. The bully can also be waiting to take itself out on others. Since the bully considers itself to be right, it has to find something wrong in others. The Bully Takes Its Toll The bully is always lurking in the shadows of our mind, not willing to leave until it…

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MANY FACES. ONE SPIRIT
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MANY FACES. ONE SPIRIT

January 2018 Awaken From The Wounded Child MANY FACES. ONE SPIRIT Greetings from the Spirit within me. We have just passed through a year of seemingly constant turmoil.  And so, we may find ourselves entering the New Year with a hangover from last year’s world news and environmental disasters.  In the words of Winston Churchill, “History is one damned thing after another.” Ultimately, we can never find happiness if it is invested in the idea that the world around us has to change. If we look deeply into the root cause of conflict we’ll see that throughout the ages, we humans have been socially conditioned to focus on our differences.  Focusing on differences creates distance between individuals, communities and nations, causing conflict and stress. Stress has become the norm for many of us.  Yet, there is a lingering longing to live in a state of peace.   But…

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LOVE IS ALWAYS HERE
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LOVE IS ALWAYS HERE

    AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD  Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader October 2017  Article  LOVE IS ALWAYS HERE We are all coming face to face with what many believe to be a time never before experienced by humanity. Changes are happening in ways of planetary destruction, political upheaval and epic bloodshed. In view of these events that may be rocking the foundation of our safety, it can be difficult to accept that Love is always here. Human Love In the human world love is unreliable.  We celebrate Valentine’s Day. Then the wine and roses fade away.  Human love can believe itself into loving someone or something in order to fulfill a subconscious – or even conscious -- need.  And, on a moment-to-moment basis, we can either express love or close the door to love depending upon a passing mood. We began being programmed in the…

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LOVE IS THE HEART OF ALL EXPERIENCE
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LOVE IS THE HEART OF ALL EXPERIENCE

  AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD  Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader September 2017  Article  Love Is The Heart Of All Experience Can love be present even in the midst of personal rage and social violence? Or, is love only present when things are going well?  Can we find true love, the love that doesn’t come and go with circumstances? The Divine Heart As I look back over the fluctuations of my life, from childhood to the very moment that I am writing this article, I notice that something has always remained constant … an underlying, aware presence that has never been affected by the tides of change.  Now, reflect on your life.  See what’s always been present in all situations. Aware presence sees all fluctuations, yet remains unchanged. It is the alive presence within which all thoughts, feelings, sensations and perceptions are watched.  Like the space…

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Inner Peace Is Always Present

AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD   Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader August 2017  Article INNER PEACE IS ALWAYS PRESENT If inner peace is always present why do we not feel peaceful all the time?  The short answer is because our busy mind is veiling the peace that is our true nature.  The mind is a circular activity that consciously and unconsciously lives in the past and worries about the future. The mind is in a constant state of flux, striving and never arriving: it’s always searching for a moment in time that is better than the present moment.  The mind is like a hamster on a wheel … lots or motion, yet going nowhere.  The difference is the hamster enjoys the ride. We suffer. The futile search for inner peace The greatest addiction is the addiction to thinking.  For the constantly striving mind – except for fleeting…

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HOW THE MIND BLOCKS OUR DIVINE HEART
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HOW THE MIND BLOCKS OUR DIVINE HEART

AWAKENING FROM THE WOUNDED CHILD  Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader June 2017  Article How The Mind Blocks Our Divine Heart Our mind is very creative in the many ways it can block our Divine Heart.  We are all familiar with addictive thinking, much of which consists of anxiety-creating thoughts.  So much mental noise leaves very little space for the Divine Heart to shine through. Our Divine Heart is our True Nature. Our True Nature is not limited by our thoughts; rather, it becomes shrouded with mind-made beliefs. We did not deliberately choose to step away from our True Nature.  Hurtful feelings and abuse form our persona: the belief system that defines who we are and how we present ourselves.  This is the play of human conditioning. Our Divine Heart gradually becomes the human heart, the chauffeur that drives us our lives.  Tom’s Divine Heart Becomes Veiled…

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From Conditioned Self To True Self

Radavie is a Sibyl Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader  April 2017  Article From Conditioned Self To True Self Before we could pick up a pen, we began recording our life story … chapter by chapter, starting with our ancestral heritage and our childhood upbringing.  All that transpired has been etched in our cells and psyche.  The True Self became veiled. We were trained to believe what we were taught.  Through this, we have embodied a set of rules and values.  We learned that education, money and relationships would bring us happiness. This is the world of conditioning, separation, competition and self-conflict. Separation Growing up, we learned that everything in the material world is in subject-object relationship: mine-yours; us-them. We learned that you are different from me. Focus was placed on our differences and not our common essence. Through separation we were not always treated and seen…

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True Simplicity Is To Live From Heart and Not From Mind

  Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader  March 2017  Article True Simplicity Is To Live From Heart and Not From Mind The mind is complex. The heart is simple. Appreciating the difference between mind-based simplicity and heart-based simplicity can mean the difference between a lifetime of struggle or one of happiness and inner peace. In our daily lives mind-based simplicity can have many meanings: decluttering our home, cleaning up e-mails, eliminating “stuff,” consuming less, trying to stop multitasking, incorporating technology to replace manual tasks (only to have to deal with technical problems). On and on.  All of these are worthy endeavors. Yet as time goes by, we find ourselves working more and more in the attempt to do less and less.  How ironic. You can’t downsize your way into True Simplicity. I’ve tried it and it doesn’t work for long. True Simplicity has a much more profound…

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The One Promise That Can Never Be Broken Featured in Sibyl Magazine

Radavie is a Sibyl Magazine Circle Member & Visionary Leader February 2017  Article  The One Promise That Can Never Be Broken We’ve all experienced broken promises. Not only promises broken by others, but also promises we’ve made to others.  We even break promises to ourselves.  Remember that unkept New Year’s resolution?   Relationships are fertile grounds for broken promises. If it weren’t for broken promises, I’d imagine the world’s library of love songs would be half the size. Broken promises can leave wounds One broken promise I experienced left me with a wounded heart.  It was the morning of my 8th birthday.  My mother promised me a soft drink for my gift. I felt so happy that she acknowledged me. As children we all want to feel important and loved. I was overjoyed and couldn’t wait for my soda. Hours went by. It was late and my brothers…

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