Mantra: I am compassionate

New month, new MANTRA 🗣: I am compassionate✨💕🤗💕✨. It’s a wonderful time to be alive and to be a warrior of peace. By bringing compassion into our lives, our homes, our schools, and our workplaces we are living more in peace. Those who know me and have seen me lately say that I look very…

Mantra: I am love

Focus on the things you want in life, not the things you do not won’t. Why? Because thoughts become things. When we practice mindfulness we begin to recognize our thought patterns. One of the transformative truths that I learned, is that when I practice mindfulness I am paying attention or taking note of what I am thinking,…

Mantra: I am faithful

According to Brother David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, faith is trust and courage. When we think of faith, most of us are familiar with definition found in Hebrews 11, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But, do we know how to apply this truth to our…

Mantra: I am grateful

I am grateful. Three words that have significant power and meaning. “I am grateful,” is my mantra for this month. After reflecting on my life and noticing that I complain more than I should, I felt that I should acknowledge the numerous reasons to be grateful. The most prominent reason to be grateful, is that we are human beings. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices, to use language, to feel, to eat – oh, how I enjoy eating good food – and many more unique qualities of being a human.

As Mark Nepo so eloquently states in The Book of Awakening, we are precious human beings, we are rare, and we are awake. Our consciousness could be inside an ant instead of inside a human body. Imagine how difficult that experience would be. Instead, we are conscious living souls inside a human body, and we must recognize this experience as a gift. Our lives are a gift, so why not live now? Nepo encourages us to ask what we need to know now, say what we feel now, and love what we love now. Life is short, we all know that. But, we do not always act as if we know the truth about our existence.

Worship Wednesday: No Stress

No stress. I recently started practicing yoga five to six times a week, because I decided that I wanted to experience more peace. Every time I get on the mat I calm my mind and declare a mantra for the practice. A few months ago I had a difficult time finding a mantra at the…

Worship Wednesday: Truth

Truth.   I don’t fit in. I was never suppose to. I was not made in a mold, I was sculpted. They try to turn me back into soft clay. So they can mold me their own way. They do not own me. I affirm it with my mouth, that I am beautiful, the way I…

Worship Wednesday: Chaos or Peace

I used to think that I was a failure because I didn’t follow through with my dream. I found another dream in college and made an executive decision to follow this passion wholeheartedly especially after being told that I could never become my original dream from a respected supervisor. My heart was broken and at…

Worship Wednesday: What Nature Can Teach Us About Faith

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the crisp chill in the air that nudges me to put on my leather moto jacket and warm scarf. I firmly believe that every time I plug into Mother Earth I am awoken to the reason we are all here. The change of seasons teach us…

Letting Go by Practicing Yoga

Yo•ga noun. A Hindu theistic philosophy teaching the suppression of all activity of body, mind, and will in order that the self may realize its distinction from them and attain liberation. — Merriam Websters I started practicing yoga because I wanted to reduce stress, more importantly I read Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by…