It’s been a while since I had done any sort of random act of kindness but last night the kids were with their dad, it was the first real nice night out so last minute, I decided to go for a walk to enjoy the night before my children came home the next night.
As I reach the beach (lakeshore) I see some wood but one piece of wood stuck out. I got the inkling to write a message on it and which message I didn’t know and how the heck was I going to write on it? Pen probably wouldn’t work that well but I decided to give it a try. I dug into my purse and saw a marker, I had completely forgot that I put that in my purse this morning! So I sat on a log, picked up the stick, looked up into the sky and said, “Universe, whatever message I get first, I’ll write it down but please make sure it’s for someone who needs it.” A few minutes later I get the Continue reading
When I first heard about floating, I was intrigued but when I heard that you were put in a capsule and closed in, my claustrophobia kicked in and I was about ready to swipe left to that whole adventure. I felt as though I needed to read a little bit more into the whole experience so I did; turns out you didn’t have to have the door completely closed so with that, it made the whole visual experience at the moment, a whole lot more pleasant. Though these tanks have been out for a while, in Toronto for 1 hour you were are in many places still are looking at $120.00 and I wasn’t (and still am not) prepared to spend that kind of money to possible lose my mind and run out, so I waited a couple of weeks and saw a posting on Facebook for a 2 for 1 float. I was in!
Amongst some of the benefits that sensory deprivation provide, the most beneficial for me is the increased mindfulness & awareness; the others are relief from physical pain, improved cardiovascular health, reduced stress & Continue reading
When my office moved to Bell Trinity Square, I was pretty annoyed. I had loved the place where I had been working for the past 4 years. We moved to this office about 1 year before me starting this spiritual journey. The space was nice and the grounds behind the building were even nicer. In the middle was a beautifully stoned Labyrinth with trees and bushes all around it; it was a place of peace in the middle of a chaotic, busy city. I had never taken advantage of this Labyrinth because I had no idea what it was for except that I saw people walking around it here and there; I figured it was just a maze that people walked to pass the time on their lunch hours. Not long after having my first spiritual experience (which was about a year after our move) I went to the Labyrinth Continue reading
Happiness is something almost all of us strive for in our lives and it’s something many of us don’t have a lot of and for some, never have. The definition of happiness is simply the state of being happy and the definition of happy is feeling or showing pleasure or contentment. How people see being happy varies across the board and different things make them happy; money, travel, children, cars, meditation, friends, flying and the list goes on and on. Some people don’t even know what makes them happy, all they know is they are flying through life on autopilot waiting or hoping for happiness one day, whatever form that may come in and that was pretty much me until about 3 years ago.
Unfortunately my father passed away when I had just turned 13 and my mother and I didn’t have the greatest relationship I guess. I ran away from her house and of course got busted by the police and returned back home only to leave when I turned 16 and never went back (though we still do talk). I was sexually abused Continue reading
On the 21st anniversary of my father’s death, I decided to head to Facebook and post a tribute to my dad. It was almost midnight and I was alone that night as Shaun and Kinsley were with his mom for the night. I submitted the post and sat thinking about him for a few minutes. As I just kind of stared, with no real thought, I hear the words ‘Take a picture’. It wasn’t audible and in my ear or coming from someone’s mouth, it was kind of like a thought that someone literally put into my mind, and I heard it.
At first I was confused – why in the world would I tell myself to take a picture and what am I supposed to take a picture Continue reading
A friend of mine and I had a falling out not long before my wedding. 2 years had passed and I reached out to her to just squash the issue and from there on, it was like nothing was wrong.
During the time of our absence from each other, she of course made other friends. She mentioned to me, not long after we started chatting again, that one of her friends had passed away in May (I think). As I’m those “if they want you to know, they’ll tell you” so I didn’t ask any questions as to what happened. I knew she was sad about it but didn’t want to push.
One night while we were out, she out of the blue asked me what I thought about what happens to people when they die.
“Are they just gone or do they go somewhere else?” she really wanted Continue reading
A friend and I had went out one evening and though we had been drinking, I was fairly sober as it wasn’t one of normal outings which often involve 20 drinks and Chinese food at a restaurant in Chinatown. I was waiting for the streetcar to come and since it was so late (around 3:00 AM), the next streetcar wasn’t coming for a while so I decided I was going to walk to the next streetcar stop until I saw one coming – they’re only a couple of minutes of a walk between each stop.
About 15 minutes of walking later, I found Tim Horton’s, grabbed a tea and continued my walk. Of course, a streetcar had passed by while I was in the store. Another 30 minutes of walking later, almost 3 blocks to my house, I noticed a van that was stopped at the side of the street in which I was walking but by the time I had noticed it, I was Continue reading