I’ve really been focused on learning the practical steps to peace so that I can embody peace, no matter what’s going on around me.

Let’s face it, things have been really hard. We are experiencing division and conflict more intensely than we ever have before! There is so much drama!

And guess what! This drama is all self-imposed. I know you don’t want to hear that – I sure didn’t! But it’s true. This is because we experience drama to the extent we feel disconnected from our Source.

The problem:

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“What you seek is seeking you.” ~ Rumi

This is one of my favorite quotes because it reminds me of when I’m trying too hard to find that one perfect thing that will make life amazing.

We often think we are seeking something to make our life better:

The perfect partner
Vibrant health
Abundance
Power
Recognition
Appreciation
The perfect career

However, this puts us in the position of seeking outside of ourselves, which may temporarily feel amazing, but it’s not sustainable.

What we are truly seeking is the feeling we think those things will bring us; peace, contentment, happiness. Love.

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The term highly sensitive has become a popular catch phrase for people who feel highly emotional or overwhelmed with the normal challenges of life. However, in all my years of working with energy, what I believe is that many of these highly sensitive souls are light workers; people who are highly sensitive to the energy that makes up all living things and have a great desire to be part of the process of helping others connect with their divine nature. This sensitivity allows them to express profound healing energies through a variety of modalities; vibrational or holistic healing, the arts, teaching, you name it!

Here are what I think are some of the most common signs of being a highly sensitive soul.

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When I first decided to practice being non-judgmental, I thought it would be pretty easy. After all, it was just about letting people have their own opinions, and not calling them an idiot when they didn’t agree with me, right?

I later discovered that was only the tip of the iceberg.

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Movies like the Exorcist, A Haunting in Connecticut, and the Exorcism of Emily Rose, tell the stories of people who, against their will, have been possessed by spirits. Stories about such spirit activity are frightening. But, in many ways, the scariest thing about these stories is the utter unpredictability and randomness of the spirit possession; it seems that it could happen to anyone.

Scary, yes! But in reality, you have much more power than you may think, because spirit possession is not a truly random occurrence. There has to be a specific set of circumstances in place; usually it’s that someone’s energy field has been weakened through some sort of trauma, which makes them vulnerable and unaware.

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It’s a common mis-perception in the new age community that if you set an intention that is too detailed, you may limit the good that the Universe can give you, and that it’s better to ask to have your expectations exceeded. 

But I disagree. We really need a clear intention!

Why is setting a clearly defined intention so important?

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Many spiritually minded people, especially those who fervently study the law of attraction, find themselves very frustrated when their life doesn’t unfold the way they’d hoped it would – especially when they believe they’ve taken all the required steps to manifest something special!

Through my own experiences (ie., failures), I have come to believe that there are many reasons we may not be creating the life we want to create, and here are a few of them.

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In the early 1990s I started my training as a Holistic Health Practitioner. It seemed like such an exciting field to be working in, and everywhere I went, practically, I could talk to people about one method of healing, or another, and gather an audience.

Mostly I did massage, followed closely by energy healing, and on occasion, I got to do hypnosis sessions, or flower essence consultations. I was having a blast.

Or was I?

I did love having my clients, because they were all such amazing people, and I loved how people thought that what I did was so cool.

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For many people, the idea of peace feels like a luxury, like it’s something you do after everything else is taken care of. You know, make life peaceful first, and then have some peace.

But peace is actually a process of getting through the chaotic times, because those chaotic times will always come and go. Being peaceful doesn’t stop them, being peaceful gives us the grace to handle them like a kindly person.

So peace doesn’t look like a monk sitting on a mountaintop, or a 19 year old doing yoga on a cliff overlooking the ocean.

Peace looks messy.

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I use the term non-judgment pretty frequently when I give talks, and if you’ve been on the spiritual path a while, you’ve heard other people say it, and may even have said it yourself.

But judgment is one of those words that can be confusing because sometimes it seems to make sense to judge something.

Judgment comes from one of two places; arrogance or understanding. It’s where the judgment comes from that makes a difference in whether or not we are expressing our divine nature.

For example, you may walk outside one morning and decide it’s very cold, and you need to grab a coat. You’ve just made a judgment about it being too cold for you to go out without a coat. So that sort of judgment makes sense; it comes from understanding that it’s too cold for you outside.

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