“It’s not unusual for us to fear the unknown; it’s just something we seem to do. But if we start looking at Life as a never-ending continuum, or if we start to look at Death as just another part of Life, as simply another step on a never-ending journey, there’s a good chance that something wonderful will happen. Not only will we begin thinking about death in a better, healthier and less threatening way. There’s a very good chance we’ll start looking at our present life in a better way, too.”
Join Licensed Practitioner and Life Coach Greta Counts to learn how to navigate the winds of change in your life! “As human beings, we are creatures of habit and often find comfort in the routine of life or what’s familiar to us until something happens that causes us to face the inevitable…the need for conscious CHANGE. As polymorphic beings we are always changing but often we are unaware. What we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.”
“The image of a woman carrying a child to term is, when you think about it, a picture-perfect physical analogy of something we all do many, many times during our lives. And that is the way in which we give birth to ideas that change the way we live. In one respect, we’re all mothers, in the way that we conceive, nurture, and give birth to ideas that have the potential to grow and grow and grow, first inside of us and then outside of us, until they become so completely intertwined with our physical experience that they make our life almost unrecognizable from what it was before.”
"Many people are confused when they hear on Sunday that God is Love, and that this Power only wants the best for us, and then they look out and see all the pain and suffering that seems to be everywhere. It's especially difficult when they themselves or someone they love are suffering great physical or emotional pain, for no apparent reason. It makes us ask some very difficult questions. And though we all try to find an answer that makes sense to us, sometimes the answers we latch onto only make the situation worse."
Apr 24th, 2016 by cslmidtown
“Even when we’re in extremely painful circumstances — even when we’re living in an unhealthy or unhappy relationship; even when we’re working at a job we seriously dislike, with people who treat us badly; even when we’re suffering from a physical ailment or disability we’ve had for years — we aren’t always ready to do what we need to do to let it go. We may not like what’s going on. We may tell everybody we know that we’re unhappy and we want a change. But far too often, we still aren’t willing to say — in our heart of hearts, with complete conviction, with total and unconditional faith in the Law of Life — we still aren’t willing to say, “OK, God; I’m ready. Let’s do it.” For some strange reason, it’s hard for us to do.”
"Imagination is not purely an intellectual exercise. It certainly requires the ability to think and to attract new ideas, but those aren’t what is most important. What it really demands is the ability to dream and to play, both mentally and spiritually, and to suspend all judgment and let our thoughts soar where they’ve never gone before. But here’s something else I’ve noticed. If you think about it, the most obvious time we start to imagine something better, in our life or in the world, is when our spiritual desires are not being met by “what is.” When our heart is filled with “divine discontent,” our mind starts searching in earnest for something to replace what we’re discontented with."
Apr 10th, 2016 by cslmidtown
“The most difficult decisions we ever have to make are those where neither choice promises an attractive or enjoyable outcome. This is the proverbial “Caught between a rock and a hard place.” We’ve all been in situations like these, and they’re no fun, especially when we’re dealing with some serious, life-altering or life-threatening situations. For example, do we stay in an unhappy relationship, or do we throw away a ten-year marriage? Do we quit a job we can’t stand any more, or do we drag around for seven more years until retirement? Radiation or chemotherapy? Buy a home or rent? These are tough decisions. And when we encounter them, what makes the decision process even more difficult is that many of our most difficult emotions come into play, most of them based on fear.”
“If you think about it, when it comes to holidays (or “holy-days”), we shouldn’t be celebrating some historical event where God expressed a preference for one group of people, or one religion, over another. What these holidays should be a celebration of, is whatever universal spiritual idea these stories represent. If we can look at them in that way, then we can all share each other’s celebrations, and share in our cultural diversity, and maybe even share all the different rituals, like a Jewish Seder, or an Easter sunrise service, or a Muslim call to prayer. And we can do this, peacefully and openly and tolerantly, while realizing that we’re ALL celebrating our shared divinity AND our shared humanity, in our own unique way.”
Mar 20th, 2016 by cslmidtown
As we go into this “Passion Week”, I want to draw the comparisons to the week 1,983 years ago, and the one we will celebrate this week. Come hear the metaphysical interpretation of what it means to come ‘down into the city’.