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Mothering As Though God Is Watching

One of the most transformative spiritual practices I have incorporated into my mothering is without a doubt, stewardship. The notion that as a steward for their well being, not as a property owner, I am always under scrutiny. And not from my neighbors or my mother, but from my God. And such scrutiny is not unwarranted or overburdensome, it is integral to my role, to my stewardship, as a mother. And to put it all on God would not do justice to our co-creative power. I scrutinize myself, in the most empowering, liberating, accountable way possible.  You can always be overwhelmed or calm. You can always accept strength or level out to weakness. Believe me, first hand, as a single mother of 5...

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Mothering In the Age of Impatience

The modern mother has deadlines, responsibilities and expectations unlike those of our predecessors. Things are expected a minute ago, and we tend to carry these unrealistic expectations towards our children. It befalls us to change that. 4 strategies to implement : 1) Systemization. If by now you have failed to make a nighttime routine with your younger children, and a schedule for all of them, now is the time to set up some systems for your household to run more efficiently. Children *(and all of us really) thrive within organizational systems where they know what to expect and can gauge consequences of steering off track. It is amazing how this can alleviate stress and free up time to enjoy together. 2) Delegate, delegate delegate. Our presumptions or...

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Spiritualized Wealth

Your perception and allowance of what you believe you deserve immediately transaltes into what you will indeed receive.   So lets discuss the allowance factor (no pun intended) with money.  From a spiritual perspective, money is energy, an interplay with all other energetic dispositions that from a dichotomist perspective is either good or bad. [As an aside, there is a deeper perspective which I espouse, but in this context lets keep it simple]  The interesting thing about money in and of itself is its stripped from emotions as a stand alone. It is the ultimate energetic leach in this respect. You the holder, the one in charge, single handedly assign the energy to money. It is neutral.  Money being either 'bad'...

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10 Ways To Love the One You're Always With

As easy as it is to proclaim the gift of love to another on this day of marketers bliss, take the time today to remember the holy space that resides within you, always, and shine some love inwards.    Here are some suggestions to self-love: 1) Encourage yourself, speak kindly to yourself, and about yourself 2) Allow yourself to dream. Believe in the possibility of grandeur.  3) Acknowledge the pains and accept them. Transcend your problems with solutions.  4) Deepen your commitment to peace 5) Reside in the moment, this moment.  6) Choose to stop dysfunctional cycles in your life.  7) Exercise- In accordance with Jane Fonda 'feel the burn' . 8) Deepen your gratitude for all things in your life. ...

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