Journey to Joy

Sep 28 by

The Oxford dictionary uses words such as ‘delight’ and ‘gladness’ to define ‘joy’. These words conjure up images of small children playing together and discovering with a sense of delight, new friends, new sensations and new toys in their environment. They are masters at play and creativity. I once marveled as I watched a three year old play with her hair in the swimming pool. She was mesmerized as she watched drops of water falling from her wet hair and making wondrous patterns on the surface of the water as she moved her head in different directions. She was captivated and totally immersed in this play she had created. Where is the wonder and fascination in your life? What captivates you to the point of losing yourself and living fully in the present moment?...

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Moving into Conscious Femininity...

Sep 28 by

‘Conscious Femininity’ is a term I use often, but frequently feel it is not well understood. It is borrowed from Marion Woodman’s work and a book she has by the same name. This article provides an opportunity to understand what it means and how you can begin to work on it in your life. When I refer to ‘Conscious Femininity’, I think of the inner journey. It’s important to realize that the term has nothing to do with the female gender but applies to the feminine in both men and women. Jung spoke of men having a feminine side and women having a masculine side. For men it is called the anima and for women the animus. Mid life is usually the time when we start to become more aware of our contra-gender nature...

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Affecting Change

Sep 28 by

Do you feel there is something wrong in your life but you are not sure what it is? Maybe it is time to take an objective inventory of yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually. The “Journey to Joy” requires attention to the mind, body and spirit and none of these can be neglected as we travel on the highway of life. Visualize a strong plaited rope, three powerful strands woven together to create a line strong enough to tie a boat safely to its moorings. In the same way, the cord that attaches each of us to our inner strength is made up of powerfully connected aspects of body, mind and spirit. If any of these become out of balance the stability of our life is greatly affected. How can we tell if this is...

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