Effortless Manifestation

A very talented artist emailed me this week expressing her frustration at not manifesting what she wants. "How can I ask God who I sincerely believes wants me to excel, and exceed, and go beyond, and loves me deeply to assist me in making this happen? How can my GodSelf mirror into my GodAll so that manifestation happens effortlessly and in evident providential timing?" My reply: First, you are talented, precious, and amazing. That is a fact. That [...]

By |2019-11-06T12:49:09-08:00November 10th, 2019|Blog, featured|0 Comments

Change: Looking Back at a Key Moment In Mine

from my journal: February 11, 2013 It's a late Sunday night in February, and I've returned from another Hollywood Industry Awards show. Tonight, I heard dull remarks and passionless accolades. I recoiled at film clips that were filled with explosive, heartless, gun pointing violence. One of the few conversations I had was with a preeminent camera operator (he's done the last dozen Spielberg movies) who told me he's leaving next week to go to Canada for three [...]

By |2019-03-20T09:56:28-07:00February 8th, 2019|featured|0 Comments

Halloween: A Good Day to Reflect on Fear

Halloween brings us a perfect excuse to look at fear, and how fear might be keeping us from living fully into our potential. We are talking about psychological fear, not instinctual, "get me out of here before that tiger has me for lunch" fear. There are two instances when psychological fear shows up in most of us: 1. When things suddenly change: The end of a relationship, getting fired from a job, and moving are 3 biggies. 2. [...]

By |2019-04-13T19:15:45-07:00October 31st, 2018|featured|0 Comments

Victimhood, What Has It Done For You Lately?

We've all been victimized and suffered the pain of it. There comes a point at which we must move on. Victimhood does not excuse living the rest of our life in a position of weakness. The Victim's lament is "Poor me!" The Victim feels oppressed, helpless, hopeless,powerless, ashamed, and seems unable to make decisions, solve problems, take pleasure in life, or achieve insight. Colin C. Tipping in his book, Radical Forgiveness: Making Room for the Miracle writes, “Victim Consciousness is defined as [...]

By |2019-03-20T09:40:21-07:00October 8th, 2018|featured|0 Comments

Triangulation – Let the Games Begin!

In the late 60's, Stephen Karpman, M.D. came up with a way to graphically display destructive interaction that can occur between people in conflict. The Karpman Drama Triangle describes the kind of crazy-making dynamics that we often see taking place in the workplace and in family relationships. It starts when two people enter into conflict. Two people going at it usually take on the role of Persecutor or Victim without even realizing it. In dysfunctional relationships, people assume [...]

By |2019-03-20T08:49:46-07:00July 30th, 2017|featured|2 Comments

Baseball and Lessons On Becoming a Real Man

My son, Elliot, had just turned three. (to hear my reading of this, click here) And I began to consider my fatherly duty to teach him how to be a man. Actually, his mother said, "Hey, it's your fatherly duty to teach him how to be a man!" I had only a vague notion of what being a man meant, much less how to teach it. Guys watching sports together was a bonding ritual I'd seen, maybe we'd [...]

By |2019-04-05T05:05:59-07:00May 8th, 2017|featured|0 Comments