Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ohm or Om? Which Do You Own?

The other day I was half-listening to a trivia event taking place at my local market, and heard the announcer say, "Ohm is a unit of electrical resistance."

Hm. That's 180 degrees from its sound-alike sister, the meditation mantra "Om".

Master consciousness teacher Jim Self has often said, "Thoughts are electrical and emotions are magnetic." He explains how this affects our behavior: "When a thought is coupled with an emotion, the combined energies become charged electro-magnetically, amplified and set in motion. If your reaction (emotion) to a thought is strong, the charge behind it increases. If your reaction is negative it may result in an angry outburst (discharge of emotion) or you may react by becoming offended, allowing that emotional energy to build inside of you."

Interesting, isn't it? We can be ohm or om, depending on how we choose to think and feel. I used to be the Queen of Resistance, until I grew bored senseless with the energy it took to fight or flee. Meditation was still many years in my future, though I did start learning to let go, adapt, allow. And what tremendous freedom this unleashes within us.

When we take that electrical energy and marry it to healing feelings, it magnetizes magic. We become magnetic to our good, drawing in all manner of people and possibility in order to serve our highest intention. Making the change does require time and energy — but it's electrifying and calming at the same time.

Try it. Ommmmm…..

Monday, May 04, 2015

Clothes Encounters: The Gift Hiding in Plain Sight

I noticed that the middle button on my chartreuse cardigan had disappeared, and mentally added, "buy new sweater button" to my to-do list. I'd recently discovered a sewing notions shop in the next town, where I was headed later this week.

As I scooped the sweater from the car to carry on my quest, the wind blew it inside out. There, thoughtfully sewn into the inner seam by a wise tailor, was a spare button. What I needed was literally right there with me all the time.

It's not the first time I've had this experience. One summer several years ago, when READ MORE

Friday, April 17, 2015

Grounding for Millennials (and Everyone Else)

Millennials are busy. Brilliant. Enthusiastic. And exhausted. Unlike many Boomers when the latter were young, this bright crop of late teens and 20-somethings tends to burn the candle at both ends less by design than by necessity: if they want an education, they may have to work for it, literally. A full-time job and even part-time school means little time left over for homework, friends (thank G-d for texting!) and dare I mention, sleep?

What play- and sleep deprivation can do to an already hyper-speed brain — and body — is destructive, though the damage might not show up for years. Yes, you can handle a lot. But when that camel's load adds one more stick, however slight, the camel can collapse.

One simple solution to lighten the load? Grounding. READ MORE

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Have You Paid Your OUTCOME Tax?

We talk about taxes as if they're a cycle of Nature: "It's tax season". (Brace for collective groan.) Maybe that's how spring fever earned its name: from people boiling about the money they give to the government.

However, there's one place taxing is good, welcome even: your mind. The more you s-t-r-e-t-c-h your grey matter, the greater the probability you'll come up with stupendous (as distinct from stupid) ideas, and become more effective, magnanimous, and satisfied, in business and in life. Think of it as the outcome tax. READ MORE

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Velcro Factor

Learning to communicate in the language another can hear is a major key to our individual and collective evolution — and to business success. Our wisdom and resources can only serve others to the degree another is able to receive. It's about fine-tuning the frequency. Otherwise our information, no matter how valuable, may literally fall on deaf ears.

When my brother was deep in the throes of his awakening, I was eager to help. I sent him READ MORE