Patience: 3 Things You Need to Do During the L.A.G.

Patience: 3 Things You Need to Do During the L.A.G.

The “L.A.G.” are the 3 steps and the acronym I use to remind myself of what to do when I am feeling impatient.  It is when I cannot stand to wait, and I truly DO NOT WANT TO WAIT that this practice comes in most useful. 

“L.A.G.” is a distraction technique that is not a distraction at all but a way to deeply connect myself to a mindful, moment-to-moment practice of presence, and thus patience.

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12 Tips To Breakthrough Negativity :: How To Get Out Of A Funk

12 Tips To Breakthrough Negativity :: How To Get Out Of A Funk

Whenever you are faced with less than stellar circumstances, you can always put a twist on a N.E.G.A.T.I.V.E.

The beautiful Tachi Wiltshire at Bajezen shares her experiences and wisdom practices in slaying negative vibes, turning them into positive energy that serves her being and soul.

If ever you find you are in a funk, give these practices consideration. These may just be the positive solution you are seeking. 

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How I Know I am Never Alone and What You Need to Know

How I Know I am Never Alone and What You Need to Know

I share my 1st steps in Europe, the beginning of a Parisan adventure. Despite all that appears foreign, I am accompanied by the undercurrent of good that underwrites my life.

Not knowing language or land, I find myself greeted by familiar souls, bridging the sacred past to the ever unfolding present.

In this post, I share my experience and the the five spiritual practices that have nursed and nurtured my personal growth. Through these 5 steps, I practice presence - staying connected to the ever present good that is life. 

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How to Surrender Control and Totally Love Your Life

How to Surrender Control and Totally Love Your Life

The facts tell all: to do lists, organizers, schedules, bullet journals, even recipes! Although these are tools for productive (and yummy 😋) living, we may be a bit attached. Rather than utilizing them as tools, we’ve become somewhat neurotic and dependent - our tools run us!!  (Think about your smart phone 😬😳😱). 

Check out these 6 audacious practices that help keep me ahead of the addiction to control. They “grow” me out of my comfort zone as I lean into the bliss that is my one precious life.

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7 Benefits of Deep Breathing and What You Need to Know

7 Benefits of Deep Breathing and What You Need to Know

This awareness of breathing deeply is the beginning of a larger awareness of Self that is a blue print to what makes you tick.

The practice of slow, deep, intentional breathing is a window to better understand yourself: insight on what drives you, and what might be behind your actions.

Slowing down the breath may also hold the key to the mystery of life, providing profound insights to your soul’s purpose.

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A Solution for Stress and What You Need To Do NOW 💆🏻‍♀️

A Solution for Stress and What You Need To Do NOW 💆🏻‍♀️

Stress can make us react, rather than respond to situations, people, places and things.

Reaction might cause us to snap, snap, and attack (even when we don’t mean to!). We all can become growly bears when we feel depleted right?

With story and insights, I share with you the SDB Method (TM) - Stop. Drop. and Breath Stress Response Method (TM) to help you come back to center.

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6 Fearless Steps to Move From Grief to Growth and What You Need to Know

6 Fearless Steps to Move From Grief to Growth and What You Need to Know

Transitions and Every Day Grief:  Instead of the monumental grief associated with the death of a loved one (of someONE), I want to address the subtle everyday grief, associated with the passing of a part of us that is no longer (of someTHING).

Everyday grief is what I would call “process grief.”

Process grief is the necessary process of letting go of people, places and things that once served us well.  Yet, no longer serve us now. 

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5 Ways To Spring Clean That Will Make You Simplify Your Life You Need to Know

5 Ways To Spring Clean That Will Make You Simplify Your Life You Need to Know

Spring cleaning, love it or loathe it, is a good way to clear your mind, simplify your life and increase your productivity levels. I’ll admit, cleaning never sounds like the most exciting activity; however, it can be incredibly satisfying once completed. 

Check out these 5 ways to declutter and how spring cleaning can have a dramatic impact on your health and wellbeing. Decluttering your surroundings enables the mind to be decluttered all at once.

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7 Powerful Practices of Courage You Need To Master On The Journey Home To Yourself

7 Powerful Practices of Courage You Need To Master On The Journey Home To Yourself

Home is where our heart is. In the journey home to the heart, we have ample opportunities to recognize the Truth of Our Being so that we can honor the authenticity of our soul's path, and who we’ve come to be.

Mastering these 7 powerful practices of courage requires commitment, consistency and even charisma!  May this practice, along with insightful questions, lead you home to a greater awareness of your purpose and calling in life.

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5 Positive Reasons To Reclaim Your Personal Power You Need To Know

5 Positive Reasons To Reclaim Your Personal Power You Need To Know

From where, or from whom, do you source your power?  

True to the words, I define personal power as something deeply personal:  Personal power is my own ability to influence, sway, relate to and utilize the power that courses through me, as me, within me to run my life in a way that empowers my living. 

These 5 Guardrails to Happiness (TM) had helped me safeguard and reclaim my personal power, and I believe that with practice, you too can reclaim your happy too!   

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The Truth About the Greatest Love Of All

The Truth About the Greatest Love Of All

As Valentines Day approaches this year, I’ve been thinking about the value of this holiday. Negative perspectives have been springing up around our electronic consciousness (aka social media outlets) about this “sweet as a toothache” holiday.  

These current rattlings in the world have inspired me to think deeper about the idea of Love and to invite my single friends to transform the negative stigma of Valentine’s Day for those uninvolved in romantic relationships....

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Come Home to Worth

Come Home to Worth

Success is a result of hard work.  But, success is not me.  It is no different than saying failure is not me.

What we do or not do does NOT determine our worth.

We are inherently worthy just as we come.

Coming home to ourself is a single conscious moment of awareness of where we are and what we are simply is.  Rather than human doings, we live as human beings.

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Possibility for Today

Possibility for Today

Today is the 1st day of 2018.  The 526,600 minutes of the year is filled with ample opportunities to create the life you want. 

The saying, “Today is the beginning of the rest of your life!” may seem more applicable today than any.  Join me today (and this brand new year!) to reset, to get centered and clear on what’s yours to do.

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Practice Gratefulness

Gratitude opens the heart to possibility and the eye to see the good.
— Rev. Evelyn Foreman
Practice Gratefulness Quote by Dalai Lama on Path of Presence with Evelyn Foreman

The definition of respect is a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.

When we are grateful, we cultivate conditions to open our heart to possibility, and our eyes to good.

To be grateful is to expand our energy, releasing us from a position of defensiveness (one that is guarded with suspicion), to a an open, expansive welcoming, embrace of anyone with whom we might feel in opposition.

In practicing gratefulness, we surrender belligerence and the need to be right.  Rather, we decidedly take a stand in awe, and we intentional marvel at the possibility before us.

It is in times when we feel the least grateful, when we catch ourselves complaining, whining, blaming or shaming, that we need most this practice. 

Let the practice of gratitude, and open-hearted appreciation be the path home to your sacred, most noble self.

What might you find difficult to give thanks for?  How might you start shifting your awareness of the good that can come out it?  Please share as it speaks to you. <3

The World is Loud - Divine Wisdom is Soft

Life is so much brighter when we focus what truly matters.
— Rev. Douglas Duerr
Daily Inspiration - The World is LOUD - Divine Wisdom is Soft - Rev Douglas Duerr - Path of Presence

Guest Post by Rev. Douglas Duerr

Sometimes we may need to step aside, move away from the noise and listen.

When we take a moment (or ten) to do this, we find a new strength to emit big love into the universe rather than absorbing the loud voices of separation.

Are you listening to your hearts call ... or quickly waiting to speak? 

It’s all about the questions within, filled with a sincerity of our heart and the ability to receive the answer.  It often comes in a gentle whisper.

Today's Affirmation: "The radiance of life reflects love when we pause to truly listen to who we are - Love."

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What wisdom speaks softly to you thats is the ONE THING tugging at your heart?

The Real Gift of Gratitude

The inherent gift of gratitude is the presence of mind, body, soul, spirit and being to mindfully live life with relentless embrace.
— Rev. Evelyn Foreman, M. Div.
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Gratitude is a common word.  It is a value many hold dear.

"What is it about gratitude that is so appealing?" You might wonder. 

Let's be straight:  sometimes, with the ground beneath us crumbles, and our heart breaks in a million thousand pieces, and it seems one unfortunate event happens to another, gratitude might be the last thing that sits at the tip of your tongue.

Yet, the instruction for practice is to give thanks anyway.  Not only to say thank you but to cultivate the feeling of thanks - to give thanks for nothing in return.

It takes a strong soul to give thanks for nothing in return.  It requires a noble heart, and willing participant to be present to nothingness.  Can you be this person?

When we give thanks, we become present in life.  When we are present (rather than absent-minded) we are living each moment of our lives fully.

The real gift is not whether you will get something in return when you give thanks.  The inherent gift of gratitude is the presence of mind, body, soul, spirit and being to mindfully live life with a relentless embrace.

What one thing might you give thanks for today to be present to your beautiful, poetic, precious life?  Please share as you are called. <3

Experience Life

All of life sings; see me, dance with me, I’m here.
— Rev. Douglas Duerr
Motivational Mindful Monday - Experience Life Path of Presence Rev Douglas Duerr

Guest Post by Rev. Douglas Duerr

Embrace the Season!  A new season of beauty and wonder is exploding in expression through the symphony played out in her leaves - the crisp air dances to the autumn song as the trees begin to blush against the oh so charming blue sky.

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What have you noticed in this season of change and how do you practice the courage to embrace it?  Please share as you are called. <3

Today, I am Grateful

Daily Inspiration - Today, I am Grateful - Path of Presence with Evelyn Foreman

Declaring, "Today, I am grateful" is the way to begin any day, every day.

What would happen if everyone on Earth should start the day declaring that they are grateful?

A day at a time, a moment at a time, be grateful.

As Westerners, we live our lives in such abundance, and with so much convenience that we may not fully appreciate it all.  Just the sheer fact that we have food in the frig, clothes that keep us warm, and transportation when we need it is amazing. 

Even if the need is not material, many of us have someone to call 'friend.'  We are surrounded by technology; even reading this post is amazing.  We forget sometimes, the fortunate lives we live.

We can call each other on wireless devices called our mobile phones.  We can see each other despite being on the other side of the globe.  We have access to food, entertainment, and simply luxuries like gourmet coffee.  

Have you stopped today to count your blessings?

Join me in finishing the following sentence, "Today, I am grateful for the following 3 things..." 

Create Space

In a world where we value collecting things (people, places, and objects), creating space can be a practice that is against the grain.  And yet, it serves us by freeing us of our attachments.
— Rev. Evelyn Foreman, M. Div.
Create Space for Good to Come In - Path of Presence - Business for the Mindful Soul

Space is defined as a continuous area or expanse that is free, available, or unoccupied. 

In your life right now, just as it is, how much space do you have?

Whether you are answering the question from a tangible standpoint ("I've got no space for another piece of furniture in my house") or from an intangible perspective ("I don't have space for another project in my life at the moment"), being mindful of how FULL your life has become is a point of practice.

In a world where we value collecting things (people, places, and objects), creating space can be a practice that is against the grain.  And yet, it serves us by freeing us of our attachments.

If we take a look at our personal computer and its optimal functioning, we may be able to gain a new perspective.  When the computer runs out of space, we automatically delete or move items out of storage so that the machine can perform optimally. 

What happens when we ignore the need to create space on our computers or mobile devices?

It slows down, freezes or simply ceases to work.

In a similar way, when we empty ourselves of burdens, toxins accumulated through life, releasing energies that have latched on to us that no longer serve us, we perform better.

When we release by purging and surrendering all that no longer serves us, we give up the seemingly good to for better.   This is the practice of creating space - to allow the dynamic flow of life to come, stay a while, and release when the visit is complete.

What might you be holding on to that needs to be let go?  What in your life, do you need to create space for?  How might you begin to loosen these attachments to ultimately be free?

Begin Each Day with a Grateful Heart

For me, my day begins the moment of waking consciousness.
— Rev. Evelyn Foreman, M. Div.
Begin Each Day With a Grateful Heart | [path of Presence, Reverend Evelyn Foreman

How do you begin each day?  Does your day begin after coffee?  Or do you count the moment you place your feet on the floor as the beginning of the day?

There are days when my eyes are still closed, and I lay in bed, feeling the warmth of my sheets. Still other days, I am awakened by the rustling of my children, whispering to each other at the foot of my bed. 

At the point of waking consciousness, I pray.  My prayers is always the same - everyday, regardless of who wakes me or how I wake.  Whether my eyes are opened or closed, my prayer is the same: thank you.

My gratitude extends from the life I am privileged to live, to the lives on my. path:  my loving family, my dear friends and even those who call me to my best and highest self.  

Everyday, I begin with two little words that comprise of my daily prayer: THANK YOU.

How about you, dear One?  How do you begin your day? <3