Sunday, November 15, 2009

What do you Love?

Inspiration: To do what I love more and more often.

What makes your heart sing? It is not decadent to indulge in what makes you happy...It is necessary. When we connect with what fills us, it opens our creativity and imagination to infinite possibilities. My wish is to connect with what I love more consistently. My short list for today:

Walks in nature.
Eating Ice Cream and Pizza
A beautiful sunset
Strolling on the beach
To smile at a child
Colors: wearing and creating
Yoga and Dance

Take a moment to be still and "feel" what makes you happy. Aim to connect with this on a more consistent basis. Your worries and concerns will suddenly slip away, even for a brief moment.

Have a very "peaceful" day.

Warmly, Denise

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Rest and Renewal

Inspiration: To connect with quiet time for insights and clarity.

Most times in our lives we are running. Literally; from one task to another. We rarely have time for introspection and deep thought. Unless, maybe in a yoga class.

As an avid practitioner of many types of movements, I rarely give myself the opportunity, or permission to rest. After a surgical procedure, this is exactly what I am doing. The things I took for granted, such as a short walk to the market, have now taken on a whole new meaning.

Recently, I have been watching Project Runway, again. Those people are just so talented. Many years ago I went to Mood Fabrics (which is where they purchase materials) for some creative pursuits. Watching this program has brought me to the realization I would like to learn how to use a sewing machine. To be playful with the process. Without this time of utter indulgence and "rest", I do not think I would have TAPPED into this yearning.

What is it that you are secretly wanting to explore? It is never too late to expand our vision.....our creative desire to learn something "NEW".

Each moment of each day is about presence. To what is. Without striving or thinking beyond that moment. It is in this space that we can connect to our creative self.

Be true to you.....Warmly, Denise

Saturday, November 7, 2009

On Health, Healing and (W)Holeness

Inspiration: To continue to nurture the body and soul with love.

As we mature, regardless of our blood pressure or genetic predispositions, there are variables outside of our conscious control that are at work.

Most recently, I have been humbled by having a surgical procedure for something I have been dealing with for a couple of years. Mind you, it was not "life-threatening". Just something that needed to be addressed. I tried numerous holistic modalities, which included making dramatic changes in the way I ate. Actually eating more, more often, and more balanced. That coupled with the love and support of alternative practitioners helped me to maintain a neutral position. Until recently.

The emotional body is a "strange" mechanism. There are no neutral thoughts. All thoughts have either a positive or negative charge. Without going into story, my thought forms preceded all the work I was doing physically. The magnitude increased and I was "guided" to go with a surgical route. This was actually a tremendous gift.

I have had judgements about the medical profession prior. I was fortunate enough to find a wonderful, kind, compassionate doctor who was skilled in a particular form of laproscopic surgery. I prayed to have the support of wonderful people who would be assisting him. "Spirit" is very funny, the anesthesiologist was a man from the Upper West Side (where I reside) who liked the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers (as do I). This is the last thing I remembered before waking up in recovery.

As I return to wholeness, I will embrace this experience as an opening to go deeper; into self and the amazing people and possibilities that exist in this world.

I am so grateful to all the wonderful "Angels" that were there for me.:) A big "THANK YOU" to Dr. Charles Ascher-Walsh. And a continued thanks, to my mentor and friend Elana Kilkenny; whose love, support and intuitive abilities have guided me for many years.

With Gratitude,