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Monday, December 17, 2012


When it seems something pulls the rug out from beneath my feet, it just may be myself doing it, a self-sabotage has happened again.

If you're one of those perfectly balanced people who just have some clear-cut enemies who cause all your problems, then don't read about this.

Christmas 2010

Self-sabotage happens unconsciously, which is why it’s so difficult to see that we are doing it. The important thing to realize is that this very part of us that resists our healing is the part that most needs our attention and love. Even as it appears to be working against us, if we can simply bring it into the light of our consciousness, it can become our greatest ally. It carries the information we need to move to the next level in our healing process.

When we recognize that we are not making healthy choices, we might even say out loud, “I am not taking care of myself.” 

Sometimes this is the jolt we need to wake up to what is actually happening. Next we can sit ourselves down in meditation, with a journal, or with a trusted friend to explore the matter more thoroughly. Just shining the light of our awareness on the source of our resistance is sometimes enough to dispel its power. At other times, further effort is required. Asking a counselor for help is nothing to be ashamed of.

Either way, we need not fear these parts that do not want to heal. We only need to take them under our wing and bring them with us into the light.

Spring 2010

Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.  Melody Beattie

Lighting the Yule Log, 2005 Festival of Lights
This Friday is Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.  Long nights are great times for dreams.  Coming together with friends to share warmth is also a fun thing to do on long nights.


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