looking back and reaching forward

For me, 2017 was a year of ups, downs, and everything in between. Did I reach the goals that I set at the beginning of 2017? No, and that’s okay. I had the pleasure of entering a beauty pageant for blind women, which was way out of my comfort zone. However, by taking that chance, …

That’s not good enough!

Have you ever said or thought phrases like, “That’s not good enough?” While there are people who can easily shove these occasional thoughts aside, there are others who are holding onto an underlying belief that they’re not enough. When I was in grade school and the teacher would ask me a question, I would claim …

why self-love is a gift from God

What does it really mean to have a healthy sense of self-love? It requires us to give ourselves a break when we make mistakes. After, mistakes are simply opportunities for learning and growth. When we love and value ourselves, we are more likely to follow our hearts instead of our endless lists of fears, excuses, …

why we get what we need before getting what we want

Why is it that when you are manifesting something, and really looking forward to it, does it seem to take forever to come to you? This could happen for many reasons, and divine timing is one of them. Also, there are times when we are hung up on getting what we want when the universe …

Just be yourself!

Just be yourself. That’s great advice, but how can we do that in a society where we are expected to follow the so-called acceptable way of doing things? Also, why would we even want to be completely authentic if it’s so darn hard and unpopular? When we are truly authentic, we are allowing ourselves to …

how to take inspired action

In both the spiritual and self-help communities, we are encouraged to take inspired action. What does that really mean, and how, exactly, are we supposed to do that? Where does this inspiration even come from? For example, when I began this blog, I researched topics and added a few of my insights along the way. …

saying “yes” when it doesn’t make sense

Have you ever said “yes” to your inner guidance even when it didn’t make sense? How did it feel? When we say “yes” to our intuitive guidance even when that guidance doesn’t make sense to our logical minds, it can bring up a lot of fears and insecurities. We can experience the fear of judgment …

needs, wants, and mediumship

When clients visit a medium, they’re likely to come with a certain set of expectations. Often times, clients expect to receive a message from a specific person. However, mediums cannot guarantee that a specific spirit will communicate during the reading. There may be several reasons why this can happen. I believe that clients are likely …

Are you settling for less?

Have you ever wondered why it seems easier to stay in the same job, relationship, or town even though it no longer serves you to do so? Have you ever been in a similar situation? It’s definitely not your fault that you learned to settle for less and play it safe. However, playing it safe …

Why take a bath if I’ll just get dirty again?

Why take a bath if I’ll just get dirty again? Why bother making the bed if I’m just going to climb in it at the end of the day? Furthermore, why bother with spiritual development if we’re definitely not perfect, and we can’t fix everyone else or the world at large? It is not our …

Law of attraction not working? Try this.

One of the most fascinating things that I have encountered on my spiritual journey is the law of attraction and our ability to manifest anything into reality. There was a time when I was depressed, and I felt that something in my life needed to change. Although I’d heard of the law of attraction, I …

You’re not alone, and here’s why.

Have you ever felt completely and utterly alone? If you have, I can guarantee that you’re not the only one who has ever felt that way. I remember one of those times that really stands out for me. I was about to graduate from college with a social work degree. It seemed that a number …

Nothing’s happening, or is it?

Have you ever worked so hard to achieve a goal, but then you don’t seem to notice the results of your efforts? This could happen for several reasons. I’d like to talk about one of those reasons in particular. While it is your belief that nothing is happening, you may have actually accomplished more than …

What does it mean to be a lightworker?

When I think of a lightworker, I don’t just think of psychics, mediums, healers, and other spiritual workers. A lightworker is the person who is kind enough to take time out of his or her busy day to help me across a busy street. Lightworkers are the people who take the time to show compassion, …

I don’t fit in, and neither do you.

Have you ever felt as though you do not fit into society’s norms and expectations? It took me several years to realize that it’s okay. You were created that way, and so was I. Many of us grew up with parents who were doing the 9 to 5 thing and trying to fit into the …

Have you been visited by the I’m not ready monster?

Whenever I’m about to go for something that I want, there is always a surge of excitement. However, the second that I’m about to take a big leap of faith in the direction of my desires, that little fear monster in my head tries to convince me that I’m not ready. This can happen for …

why you may be struggling to ask the universe for what you want

When we wish to manifest something, it’s important that we understand our needs, wants, and desires. This isn’t as difficult as it sounds. However, if you’re not used to asking for what you want, this first step may seem complicated. This can happen for a variety of reasons. I remember when I was taught how …

Too busy for a long meditation? Try this instead.

I received this meditation from my spiritual team, and it has become part of my morning routine ever since. It takes less than five minutes, but I’ve learned that short meditations can be very affective. Sit or stand as straight as you can, and take several deep breaths until you feel centered. When you are …

What does it mean to live from the heart?

When you are truly living from your heart, it can be scary, but it can also be filled with joy and excitement. It requires us to give up the tendency to play it safe. In order to live from the heart, we must reach for our own dreams and desires despite what others may think. …

Is it time to stop taking life so seriously?

While some people may choose to view blindness as a tragedy and pity me, I choose to make light of it when the opportunity presents itself. For example, there were a few times that I was talking to someone, and that person left the room without telling me. I kept talking until I realized that …