A little good news — about cockatiels

http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cockatoos-first-ever-bird-to-make-and-use-tool-sets/ Well, it's really about us waking up more to the reality that animals have intelligence and aren't just here for us to consume! Personally, I think pet owners around the world already figured this one out. Watch the adorable antics of your pets: they are problem solving, communicating, playing, creating, and loving... sounds like … Continue reading A little good news — about cockatiels

A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

Definition: “The top three common elements were the awareness, valuing, and understanding of cultural differences; experiencing other cultures; and self-awareness of one’s own culture. These common elements stress the underlying importance of cultural awareness, both of one’s own as well as others’ cultures.” (Deardorf, p. 247) Observation: The emphasis on awareness of self, as well … Continue reading A Lesson in Intercultural Competence

The Collective Unconscious – I don’t know where I get it from anymore…

What I learned from school today... Yesterday, I talked about my process and how it currently misaligns with my ability to be spontaneous. (see I'm Only Spontaneous when...) We had some homework to do from the drawing exercise I spoke of in the article. Punchy The first step was to draw the figure above; a … Continue reading The Collective Unconscious – I don’t know where I get it from anymore…

Monday’s Movers – OSHO: Awareness

OSHO:  Awareness: The Key to Living in Balance Insight for a new way of living I’m not sure how much of Osho’s keys to balanced living I’ve incorporated into my life yet, but I have a much better feeling about them. I say feeling because what I do understand feels like the release of self-forgiveness. … Continue reading Monday’s Movers – OSHO: Awareness

The 13th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Focus of the session… Understanding disappointment Question: What is your default way of being when you realize your results are not the way you want? Answer: Disappointed & discouraged! Question: What does that feel like? Answer: I dive right in on new projects and feel regret at showing my enthusiasm and fear of judgment if … Continue reading The 13th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

The 12th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

From session on July 13th, 2017 Recap & Realizations since last week: Aha moment: Awareness shines a light on our limiting behaviors and The Ladder takes it several steps further, it reveals self-understanding and our purest truth. Awareness is only the beginning. Truth is the key to all of our personal successes. Question: How is … Continue reading The 12th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

The 11th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

The Ladder of Awareness – Part 11 from our sessions on July 5, 2017 (Part 11) HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PREVIOUS WEEK:  After the success derived from a focus on celebrating a victory yet to come as if it were occurring now, we decided to work backward from a limiting belief to its root and shine … Continue reading The 11th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

The 10th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Highlights from the previous week:  Last week we dove into the imagualization process and found a focal point from which my truth can be accessed. I use that point in meditations now. It connects me to the universe. Here are a few of the things we learned during the process. Hope is a shared concept … Continue reading The 10th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

The 7th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Day 7 – May 29th, 2017 WELCOME TO THE CONTINUING OBSERVATIONS THAT FOLLOW THE DISCUSSIONS SESSIONS BETWEEN MYSELF AND MY MENTOR, BEREL M. WEINER FOR OUR BOOK PROJECT TENTATIVELY CALLED: “THE LADDER OF AWARENESS: THE PROCESS OF BEING YOUR TRUTH.”  THESE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS FOLLOWING EACH SESSION AND HAVE ALREADY BEGUN TO CHANGE … Continue reading The 7th Step on The Ladder of Awareness