Mask or No Mask

A couple of days ago, I was caught up in a Facebook post about wearing or not wearing masks.

I wanted to make the point that many of us have been so afraid that we have forgotten that nature is not the culprit, and we have been hiding from it as well.

It’s possible to go for a walk, go on a boat ride, or even enjoy a beach where there are not many humans. In my daily walk I seldom find people. there may be one or two walking a dog or a baby, or maybe jogging. Most of the time, they find a way to keep their distance or we do. I am even able to hug my tree when nobody is watching. During this time, I don’t think I need a mask. Why not take full advantage of the wonderful oxygen given by the trees directly? When I approach busy areas, I enter the grocery store, or any enclosed building, I have my mask ready to go. I am making decisions in every situation. I don’t want to be a robot.

One thing this new normal has taught me is to be more present, and being present means being aware of my surroundings and my gut feelings. I don’t need crowds, big parties, enclosed theaters or concerts, in the traditional setting.

Maybe this is an opportunity to get out of our cocoons and experience life more simply, with more respect for each other; protecting and using nature as an essential part of our daily life. Maybe we should not call it new normal. Maybe we should realize that things will continue changing, and that it is never normal because it is always changing. We need to accept that and be alert and open as we sharpen our intuition.

Can you visualize this in your future?
-A small-town meeting in an open plaza
-A small open theater
-A drive-in theater
-More homemade meals
-Greetings from neighbors
-Personal health as our responsibility not so much the doctors’
-Picnic at the park
-Donations of time
-Clear skies
-More transparent relationships

What else do you see?
If we are the ones that create our future, what could we make sure happens? I would love to hear what you see in your future. Share with us.


Through the Rapids

How fitting that Easter would fall during this challenging world event. It means dying to the old self. It means rebirth.

It may seem difficult to see ahead but it is possible. Yesterday in a women’s conference someone mentioned that her husband compared what we are going through to white water rafting. There are really calm rivers- That’s a level 1. The level 3 has more turbulent rapids and narrow passages. By the level 5, there are so many drops, difficult passage ways, and difficult maneuvering that many people get hurt or die. According to him, we are going through a level 5. We are all on the same boat and aware that what we do affects the person on the other side of the boat. The only way to get through is to focus on the path – Not the obstacles. You have to be prepared as much as you can to deal with obstacles, and you have to deal with them, but your attention is on the through line.

So, the questions to ask ourselves are:

Who will I be when this is over?
What have I learned that I can apply?
Who am I in relation to humanity?
Who am I in relation to nature?
What is my place?
What is essential?
What will I pass to my children that will help them in the future?
What systems and structures will I support?
How can I make a difference to contribute to a better world?

I invite you to grieve the old (because it’s important) and let it go. Then, embrace the new, transform yourself, and transform the world.

Be new and be well,


PS. Working on it myself😏

I Am Not My Story

That was the title of one of my speeches a week ago. Yes, I am not my story or the stories I live through. We came to this life to experience certain situations, but we did not come to stay in them. Some experiences feel pleasurable and some, not so much. It is difficult to let go of the difficult or painful situations, and sometimes we carry the emotions of those experiences for long periods of times.

Here are some ways that can help us move on:

1. Mending Connections: Forgiving others, asking for forgiveness, and forgiving ourselves is a requirement. I have come to realize that all of them are necessary even if we think that we don’t hold a grudge, or that it’s someone else’s fault, or we think it’s all our fault. “It takes two to Tango.” And forgiving ourselves is necessary so we can breathe and make room for more goodness in our life.

2. Doing Inner Work: At the time we are letting go of a painful experience, having support is great. However, that sense of security may trick us into thinking that we are strong on our own. That support may move when we least expect it. We need to go through the process of accepting and loving ourselves no matter what our stories have been, no matter what situation we are in. This may require some brain washing on our part using positive affirmations and other activities to change our thinking and raise our frequency.

3. Having an Antidote: After we have done the forgiveness process, and we accept and love ourselves no-matter-what, it’s possible to believe that we are immune to anything and that we are not going to feel the pain from a previous story, but certain situations may trigger thoughts and memories that evoke emotions that overpower us. At this time, I think an antidote is in order. The most powerful one I know is gratitude. You may think that it is impossible to be grateful for your painful experience, but I am here to tell you that it is not only possible, it’s the only way to move forward. Remember the saying, “Everything happens for a reason?” Well, finding out what was the reason for our experience, finding out the lesson, helps us realize that there is something worth of gratitude. So, anytime, a painful memory comes, we give it a shot of gratitude until all that’s left is gratitude.

If I had not hit rock bottom in one of my experiences, I would not have learned about meditation, if I had not learned meditation, I would not have known that there were possibilities for me, and I wouldn’t have realized that I could co-create with the Universe experiences that could help me grow and that could give me joy. Maybe you attracted your experience so that you could raise your children differently, or so you could help others, or so you could see life differently.

So, I am not my story, I have a story (many stories), And I am grateful, are you?