FORGIVEness: What it is and What it is Not!

  Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship……Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive……Forgiveness does not excuse anything……But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach […]

Eight Ways to Show Yourself More Compassion

  “Defeat the demons of self-doubt and self-loathing by being your own hero/heroine of self-compassion.” ― Amy Leigh Mercree, The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart   No one can feel loved outside of compassion. To be compassionate is to show mercy, tenderness, warmth and sympathy to another. But what about when […]

Self-Love Verses an Inflated Ego: One is Vital the Other Detrimental

“The ego mind both professes its desire for love and does everything possible to repel it, or if it gets here anyway, to sabotage it. That is why dealing with issues like control, anger, and neediness is the most important work in preparing ourselves for love.” -Marianne Williamson Self-love is a very common topic you […]

Am I Nobody?

Morning wakes us with a start; some of us rush into the day with no time to spare. Others lag around in their sleep-wear, sip on warm liquid and contemplate the day ahead. Then, there is that morning, where you find yourself alone, with more choices about how to spend your time than you care […]

Why the “Blame-Game” Has No Winners

Blame: assigning responsibility for a fault or wrong When we are healing from childhood abuse, it is often necessary to revisit traumatic experiences. The emotional intensity we experience as we walk through these horrific memories can be excruciatingly painful. It is vital to our healing that we validate, comfort and overwrite the experience with a […]

Who is Responsible for All the Suffering in the World?

My diet today is approximate 90% vegan… I believe this video, along with others I have recently watched will take me to 100%   We have so many choices in our country and so much to sift through and decide. We have access to so many types of foods. Anymore, I can’t even purchase meat […]

The Message is Simple… LOVE!

  Lately, it seems to be quite a struggle to hold onto hope for real world peace, to feel safe and secure in life, and to trust in the best intentions of humanity. News headlines lines literally wreak with purifying stories of hatred and malice, murder and deceit, heartache and suffering. I suppose the most […]

Your Inner River that Satifies

There is a river That flows from deep within, There is a fountain That frees the soul from sin, Come to this water, There is a vast supply, There is a river That never shall run dry. This song talks about the river that “flows from deep within.” In my book, “The Voice of God […]

Start Your Day with Awesome Sauce

Good Morning! Here is quick morning practice to do before you even get out of bed that can add that extra awesome sauce to your day! As soon as you wake up say “Good Morning” out-loud with a smile on your face. Next, say out-loud, three things you are thankful for; e.g. Thank you for a safe […]

With Brave Wings She Flies!

By Elizabeth Van Cleve July 4, 2014, edited August 10, 2016 It’s been over two years since I left the church I had been a part of for close to 20 years. With all the courage I could muster, I walked out of the inner world of protocol, dogma and dictation and out into a world […]