Archives for Raise Your State

Become a Drop With Me

“In a world with more than seven billion people, each of us is a drop in the bucket. But with enough drops, we can fill any bucket.” David Susuki With the first news of the morning I felt a heightened anxiety. I listened more intently than ever to the newest alarm about climate change: “The world’s people face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists.” And, I find it sad that the US has withdrawn from the Paris Agreement whose central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change. I feel like I’ve been awake to climate change for awhile now, and yet with
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Meet 4 Main Addictions

“After half a century of psychiatric practice, I know without a doubt that the source of addiction is spiritual deficiency. Irrespective of whether we are religious or atheist, all human beings are spiritual by nature and spirituality is the cornerstone of our recovery.” — Abraham Twerksi ” I’m just a hard worker, my family needs to understand me.” ” I only drink beer and wine, and I don’t drink everyday.” ” But I just love to work out.” ” It is their fault, no one ever understands me.” These are the voices of people addicted to work, substance, exercise and victim-stance. And, the list of addictions go on and on: shopping, gambling, activity, relationship, technology, spirituality, approval, food and even thought. In fact, for sure
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The True Trek

“ Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.” ~ Anais Nin The Rush of Pushing through Fear You stand in line, wondering what you have gotten yourself into. “Can I turn around and snake back through the line?” Then, “No, I have to do this”. Your palms are slick with sweat as you strap in. Your breath catches and you force yourself to relax, to slow your racing heart. The biggest roller coaster in the state chugs down a short track and then climbs the first hill. As the safety of the ground moves away, tension mounts. Higher and higher the coaster strains, and with each second you feel a spring tightening inside. Your fear mounts as you crest the hill, accelerating. Your
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What’s On Your ICloud?

“The greatest thing you can do for another human being is to get your own house in order and find your true spiritual heart.” ~ Ram Dass Contrary to popular belief, life and people don’t cause us to suffer needlessly—our mind is the Cause! Yep, it’s not those unruly kids, that challenging partner, or the ornery boss. It is our minds attachment to our expectations, opinions, judgments, stories, outcomes and beliefs that creates our discontent. The Key word here is Attachment! The Key message here is We Are The Cause! If you find yourself wrestling with a grumbling sense of unhappiness, or wishing you could change everything up and run off to a far away land, there are other solutions. One way to get free
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Are Survival Fears Chasing You?

“Worrying about scarcity is our culture’s version of post-traumatic stress. It happens when we’ve been through too much, and rather than coming together to heal (which requires vulnerability) we’re angry and scared and at each other’s throats.” ~ Brene Brown One of my favorite times of the week is when I’m on our conference calls with one of the Dream Pods. These brave Dreamers are so dear to me–courageous, truthful, strong, committed and vulnerable. We usually tap into some nitty-gritty topic that shines a mirror for each of us to peer into. These calls are super rich food for our soul. Unconscious dream messages are electric, they bring so much light to life! They help us know what our conscious mind can’t see. As the
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The Power To Choose

“As long as you think that the cause of your problem is “out there”—as long as you think that anyone or anything is responsible for your suffering—the situation is hopeless. It means that you are forever in the role of victim, that you’re suffering in paradise.” ~ Byron Katie Anytime you face a situation in which you feel powerless to effect change, remember this: You Have the Power of Choice You may not have the power over the forces of nature—earthquakes, tornadoes, rain, sun—but you have the power to choose how you will respond to the prevailing winds; your attitude and actions are yours to choose. Have you ever considered yourself to be a victim of life’s circumstances, a victim of others or a victim
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Enuf Already!

“Guilt is a cancer. Guilt will confine you, torture you, destroy you as an artist. It’s a black wall. It’s a thief.” – Dave Grohl Every day I hear people say they feel guilty. And, I certainly know this ingrained habit myself. At one time, it was a ‘go-to’ place for me. I’d go to guilt every time I judged myself for not living up to my created image of perfection- the beliefs my program set up for me to feel acceptable and loved. Or, I’d judge myself when people around me implied that Something is Wrong with Me. And, for sure guilt would arise when I reinforced the thought that I’m Not Okay. I didn’t know another way at the time. Guilt is a
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Connection & Belonging Feed Your Soul

”There can be no vulnerability without risk; there can be no community without vulnerability; there can be no peace, and ultimately no life, without community.” ~ M. Scott Peck Wow… is all I can say! I love you sparkling souls who showed up to play with us in Teotihuacan. As we met you at the airport, there was such a mix of excitement, curiosity and some trepidation. Who could know what these next 5 days would offer? Who could know about the great heart openings, intimate connections, depths of truth, and joyful play about to take place? You each took a leap of faith, opened yourselves, and the spirit created the magic. Joe and Olivia, thank you for sharing your beautiful union on the Pyramid
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Simplicity

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” – Thoreau Everything is complex, until you recognize simplicity. While our mind is filled with complexities and tends to complicate most everything, Who we truly are is like a rose, free in its simplicity.A rose stays simple. With no ‘why’ attached to it, it blooms because it blooms, has no thought of itself, or any desire to be seen. Imagine your mind as free and simple as the rose: * Released from the persistent ‘why’, it no longer ‘needs’ to know. Who you are knows without needing to know. * Freed from the judge that races to label, compare and
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Courageous Heart Warriors

“Courage is the most important virtue because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without Courage.” ~ Maya Angelou<br><br> Sit back…enjoy a cappuccino, a green tea, a delicious juice, or your favorite wine with me.<br><br> I’ll share with you how courageous Raise Your State dreamers and heart warriors perform downright bravery every day.<br><br> Most of us take mini leaps of faith every day without even realizing it. We make a choice to tell a hard truth to a friend, not knowing how that might impact the relationship. We see a new doctor about a symptom, not knowing where we might end up. We go for our dream, putting comfort at risk. Taking simple actions
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