Dealing with Death Posted on July 11th, 2009
The death of a person affects us all. Life is transient so give it all you’ve got!
There are two kinds of death. One is the slow cell-by-cell demise that is inextricably linked to the passage of time. The other is a catalytic death – shocking and inexplicable. Suddenly someone that we know and love is not there.
How do you explain death to a child? Children are just like our “child within” who does not want change. We want everything to remain the same – constant, safe and secure.
Years ago, I discovered a simple method of reassuring and comforting children. To date my http://www.angels4kids project has helped thousands of children to feel safe, secure and comforted in our changing world. If you have a child that is dealing with death, divorce or change take a look at what these cuddly angels and story music CD’s can do.
The Death of the “Child” Posted on July 10th, 2009
Michael Jackson’s recent death is symbolic on many levels. Could it be that the archetypical Jackson represents the child in all of us?
Jackson was a child super star a creative genius and yet for all his obvious talents, he appeared to be a lost soul. The “Inner Child” if left untamed can rob us of our energy, our optimism, our creative gifts and our future. Cosmetic surgery, prescription drug abuse, addictive behaviors and fears of all kinds are often reflective of the lost inner child.
With Jackson’s passing, let us consider that it is time to leave the pain of the “inner child” behind. Can we grow up and move forward from Neverland into adult hood, claiming our power and potential? Yes we can still retain the curiosity of the child but combine it with the wisdom and insight of maturity. These two elements form our true divine nature and the unfolding of our lives
Letting go of the past has many rewards. There is always a gift as we release and surrender the perceptions of the past – more energy, more insight, more spiritual connectedness.
Obama Staying Out of Conflict Posted on June 25th, 2009
Everyone is watching president Obama to see if he will jump into the fray and make a strong statement in defense of protesters in Iran. Sometimes it takes great discernment and political aplomb and in deed courage not to say anything. Don’t you remember, when you were little, your mother staying tight lipped and out of a sibling argument? I wanted her to get involved, I wanted her to take my side but she let us figure it out. We did. My analogy is no parallel to the world at this moment. A world leader in authority needs to diplomacy and discernment. We too need discernment in how we handle life’s challenges. Protests in Iran are indicative of how the consciousness of the world is changing – moving from I to a We – it’s about time.
Seems large food giant Nestle is having a few problems. A large number of people have developed e-coli as a result of eating raw toll house cookie dough. I could have told you so. Any substance containing eggs needs to be carefully prepared and kept refrigerated at all times. As a child I remember my family attending a summer picnic and cookout. A number of people came down with food poisoning. My father who was a doctor figured the suspect was potato salad. Eggs and mayo are two key ingredients in potato salad and on a warm sunny afternoon make the perfect breeding ground for e-coli or food poisoning, or just a tummy ache. If you’re going to a pot luck or backyard barbeque, steer clear of the potato salad.
Allergies at The White House Posted on June 1st, 2009
If you’ve been listing to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs lately, you’ll notice that he appears to be suffering from seasonal allergies.
The visible signs of seasonal allergies are “thickness” in the voice, puffiness in the face, itchy, red and runny eyes, a plugged nose, plus labored breathing which sounds like a bad cold.
This is the plight of millions of people as the earth turns warm, flowering plants come into bloom and the mold count soars.
What to do. First STOP consuming cow dairy products. Take a “breather” from the “moo” when the pollen and mold count is high. Dairy products are an assault on an already over-loaded respiratory system. Build up your immune system. Take the stress off the body, meditate, eat right and take appropriate supplements. Wait for dry weather when symptoms usually subside. In the meantime, take a look at my book “The Body Knows – how to tune in to your body and improve your health” for more information on seasonal allergies and how to control them.