The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

We all have a story, a way in which we describe ourselves to others. This story—our self-definition—reveals how a we see ourselves and how we want others to see us. There is as much information in what we say as is in what we don’t. Closely observed, we can learn a lot about someone when they tell us their story. Continue reading

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Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Nine is an interesting number. It is the highest of the single-digit numbers, always results in itself when it is multiplied by any other number (i.e., 2 x 0=18 and 1 + 8 = 9, 3 x 9 = 27 and 2 + 7 = 9, etc), and is used to check arithmetic calculation (casting out nines technique). Many things follow a pattern consisting of nine phases, such as universal years as described in numerology. Other things that follow the 9-phase pattern include a new idea, project, life, thought, or event. The nine phases repeat or cycle, thus I refer to this repetitive pattern as the cycle of 9s. Continue reading

Seven Spheres of Personal Influence

Seven Spheres of Personal Influence

One of my teachers described our interface with the world through the use of concentric spheres. He used the analogy of a radio, describing tuning into the frequency of each sphere in order to connect with its associated information, beings, or capabilities. The spheres or bands were divided into those closest to us, those considered to be part of the Force (the force that moves through all things), and bands of spirit. Continue reading

Driven by What Other People Think

I love this Wayne Dryer quote, “What other people think of me is none of my business.” When we stop worrying about how we may be judged, our behavior changes. We follow our path and are not driven by what others think. Adopting this attitude is a gateway to great personal freedom. Continue reading