Welcome to insight-enterprises.com! Professional Intuitive Guidance and Teaching

Helpful Resources
Contacting Us
About Insight-Enterprises.com Providers
Encouraging Words
Peace To You
Archive Newer | Older

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Plant Dreaming Deep
May Sarton has written a number of reflective books about her own and her family's life. Her father, George Sarton, was a world-renowned historian of science. May Sarton wrote Plant Dreaming Deep from her family home, and long after her parents had passed on. In the book, she shows us the various pieces of furniture in the home, and speaks of events and memories she associates with each. Sarton's memories associated with each chair, table, and room reconnect her with her family, and invite us into a gentle appreciation of the quality and kind of community they shared.
An anthroposophic friend suggested some time ago that merely focusing our attention on one small item, perhaps a pencil, and allowing our consciousness to rest on and with it for a period of time--perhaps ten or twenty minutes--would allow us to know more about that object and about ourselves than any other means might. Without grasping or analyzing, but just encountering and experiencing, we touch softly into life.
May Sarton touched softly into the objects in her life and allowed their presence to remind her of the presence of graciousness and love in her life.  Insight and imagination are within you.
8:31 am edt 

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Phantom of the Opera
Have you seen Phantom of the Opera? No doubt you have heard the music--the haunting, beautiful soul-wrenching songs; but have you seen the play and do you know the story line? More than a love story, the Phantom of the Opera is an invitation to explore your own inner world and soul; it asks you to engage in a deeper introduction to your "dark" side, which we each have.
The "dark" side is the fear-filled, emptiness which we often find ourselves grasping and seeking to fill. We so often dismiss and deny our dark side, that we fail to recognize that it presents us with opportunities to address and fill from within rather than from the outside through addictions, compulsions and escape. Carl Jung called the dark side, our "shadow" and he suggested that it may contain our creative side-- our inherent opportunity for deeper understanding and fulfillment. Rather than escape it, we may learn from our dark side. We may learn to take care of the needs it presents from within. We may embrace our shadow and come to value it as a teacher from within asking us and inviting us to work with it rather than dismiss and deny its worth and contribution to our lives.
C.S. Lewis wrote a book which was made into a movie some years ago, "Shadowlands."  When we become aware of and work with our shadows we develop a sense of completion and wholeness; of self-appreciation and love. The lyrics from the Phantom of the Opera invite you to reconsider your shadow side.
 Insight and imagination are within you.
7:58 am edt 

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Organize from the Inside Out
There are so many advice columns and books on organizing your life that you may need help organizing them according to types and kinds of advice. Organizing gives a sense of management, control and even personal power, and there is nothing wrong with organizing in order to be more efficient.
A woman we know is so organized she has clean towels on her refrigerator shelves. When she buys a carton of eggs she washes each individually and places it on the clean towel. This gives her a sense of control over her environment. Perhaps she is over-organized, we may think. She needs that sense of control, though, and it works for her.
A publisher we know began every letter he wrote with the words, "Your letter has now surfaced on my messy desk." This man's desk was perhaps difficult for others to navigate, but we think he actually knew where every manuscript and letter was at every moment. He was comfortable with the way he organized his desk, though others may have felt it reflected disorganization.
When we practice meditation we allow ourselves to release all of the externals and needs for control. We release the desire to manage and control and we let ourself go back to the basic contact and sense of completion we have in the moment of connection with a greater sense of life. We allow the particles of the glass of apple juice to settle and land gently on the bottom of the glass. In the process, our apple juice and our consciousness becomes clear and, as Thich Nhat Han says, "limpid." We organize from the inside out. Practice organizing by meditating on an ongoing basis. You have the opportunity to change your life.
Insight and imagination are within you.
7:13 pm edt 

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

There is a difference between being and doing. We are a doing culture and we measure our achievements by what we have done. What we take with us from this life, however, is who we are and who we have become. Allow yourself to think about that for a moment.
There is an old expression that what we keep is lost and what we give is forever ours. Giving is living. We live more fully when we give to life and not when we grasp and seek for our own satisfaction. We are built at our core to be full of being as well as giving individuals.
Being still is a lost art worth practicing. Taking time to savor the fragrance of a flower; to enjoy the view of a grand yellow moon on a warm Summer's night; to notice that the crickets have returned, is to practice and affirm that just being is enough to fill your cup.
Being is fullness. There is no doing necessary in it. Being acknowledges the completeness of life and its cycle. Come full circle. Shift your perspective from the half empty cup to the full and overflowing fullness that being celebrates. Practice your own be-attitudes.
Insight and imagination are within you.
8:56 pm edt 

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

How do you define success? How do you know when you have accomplished something? Where do you get and find validation for your accomplishments?
The classic game, Monopoly, poses the question and invites players to choose a formula for success, whether that be riches and wealth, fame or happiness. If you have played Monopoly, you know that any one formula or combination can win as you go around the board, collect $200, land in jail, buy properties and build your monopoly. The game treats the question at a superficial level, but also can provoke some of your own questions about how you define success.
Whoever has the most toys wins! Do they? We spend much of our lives accumulating the newest gadgets and "conveniences" and then we complain that our lives are cluttered with objects. Whoever has the most toys may also need someone to manage their estate and objects, so is that success? At what point do we have too much, and lose our freedom and that happiness those possessions once brought?
Years ago there was a book, Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude, largely focussed on achievement and accumulation of wealth. Another book, Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill, had inspired Clement Stone to write it. Both men were successful, very wealthy, and had a good deal of fame as a result of their approach and books about it. They were validated successes by the media and the public. Their wealth was material. Would they themselves have said they were successful? One wonders.
What is success to you? What gives you a sense of satisfaction and peace of mind when you think over your past and present challenges and opportunities? To what can you say, "I'm glad I did that. I feel good about that!"
What gives you a sense of satisfaction and peace? Success is really defined one person at a time. Give yourself some credit.  When you go to sleep at night, recall just one success you have had and appreciate and compliment yourself for that achievement. Success. Its an inside job.
Insight and imagination are within you. 
1:08 pm edt 

Friday, June 17, 2005

Einstein's Theory of Relativity opened new insights and understandings about life and the nature of the universe. Einstein's theory put in wider perspective the truth of being. If you are in a car at a stop sign you may be at what you perceive to be at a stationary place, but the earth beneath you is moving/rotating and the solar system is moving; the universe is moving. All is relative to your place within the wider system. All is movement; all of the time.
Within your body,  your atoms are in constant movement; nothing about you is stationary. Light itself is but small particles in movement, and if we could hear these particles they would sound like raindrops falling. Nothing ever stops. Life is movement, though we may perceive it as stationary.
There is a book from some years ago entitled, Nothing Never Happens. Another book announced, Something is About to Happen; Something is Always About to Happen. We may believe things haven't changed, but this is, in truth, more of a statement about our perceptiveness (or lack of it)  than it is about reality. Life is change. Something is always happening.
Deepak Chopra, an endocrinologist by training and expertise, talks about the psychopharmaceutical changes that go through our bodies as our emotions change. In a split second we send messages through our system to produce the very drugs we take for relaxation, for stimulation or energy enhancement. Tuning into our emotions and working with our internal  resources  addresses our chemistry and our state of being.
Practice awareness. Its all relative. Insight and imagination are within and all around you.
4:08 pm edt 

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Inspiring Minds
There is an old expression, "Inquiring minds want to know." Inquiring minds do want to know why things are the way they are; why some dream dreams and ask "why not?", instead of just "why?"  There is a world of difference between the two questions.
Why are things the way they are? Because we have not inspired minds to dream of other ways they might be. Inspiring minds to dream dreams and have visions of possibility rather than just understanding is an invitation to a new and more exciting way of living. 
How often do you find yourself asking, whether in silence or aloud, "why" are things this way? How often do you take the next step toward the possibilities and ask "why not?" Inquiring minds want to know. Inspiring minds takes you there. As you become an inspiring mind you make way and issue an invitation to others to join you on the journey.
Life is a creative process which we can shape and fashion beyond what is fashionable. Inspiring minds--your own and others-- is the energetic spark which ignites the passion and the possibility.
Insight and imagination are within you.
10:39 am edt 

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Open your heart and live from your life center, and your purpose will be revealed in a shining instant, if only for a fleeting moment. Reveal yourself to life and life will meet you with co-incidences which affirm and celebrate your presence here. Acknowledge your truth, and be grateful for these moments and for your receptivity to them.
Receptivity is a gift we all are bestowed with, but too often we reject and dismiss what comes to us. Whether it is an invitation to go to a dance, a party,a dinner or an invitation to take a world cruise and see the pyramids, we shut the door to possibilities for some small reason and our world shrinks within us. We dismiss co-incidence while life energy waits at a closed door for awhile, but then it moves along looking for and finding other hearts open to and joyful for the opportunities it presents.
Co-incidence is a knock at the heart's door asking if it is open and receptive to life's possibilities. Co-incidence invites new life energy in, bringing participation and reunion with your soul's highest interests. Co-incidence seeks you out and suggests you take it to be an invitation for further communication and action on your part. Open your heart; live from your life center. Welcome co-incidence in.
Insight and imagination are within you.
8:29 pm edt 

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique is a system of awareness expressed in posture and movement. You become aware of how you are holding your physical framework and gradually over a series of lessons you learn to use and carry your skeletal structure more thoughtfully and consciously. The Technique works on one's consciousness as well as one's body. The two are, of course, inter-related.
One teacher of Alexander Technique we know often repeats the mantra, "You're taller than you think you are." She adds "You're wider than you think you are." Our thoughts dictate our stance, and our physical presentation to the world. This and other Alexander Teachers go through the physical frame to present other and more positive possibilities to the body...suggestions...and the consequence is that one's thoughts about oneself may and can change in the process.
A Qi Gong teacher, years ago, often reminded his students "You are more than your brain. You are a body. You are an awareness." Our thoughts reveal themselves in our posture. A Chiropracter we know teaches his clients to study the posture of those they encounter. "Notice,"he encourages, "whether the left shoulder is high,the right hip shifted; the pelvis rotated. Notice in order to learn to see what you yourself are doing with your posture."
Body knowledge speaks about what we are telling ourselves.
Insight and imagination are within you.
9:26 am edt 

Wednesday, June 8, 2005

Living Your Truth
Dare you live your truth today? Amidst all the meetings, the "To Do" lists, the roles and responsibilities you have, is there a place or a moment for a pause in the day's midst? For a moment can you allow your truth to whisper to you an invitation to live in authenticity? Is it too much to think of? Does it require too much courage?
We live our lives missing  opportunities to live our truth. We are so caught up in our "essentials": making money; managing our business; doing as best we can, that we never or rarely make space for our spirit's truth.
The truth of our spirit waits in silence looking for opportunities to speak and to express. The truth of our spirit gives us the choice to follow or to subdue it. The truth of our spirit waits more patiently than any entity on earth, and it can wait for our next life, if necessary. Sooner or later, our spirit knows it will express and live its own truth though our lives.
Consider this day the opportunities you have to begin to live your truth. Even in small fleeting moments allow your spirit to speak and invite you to follow it's journey toward joy.
Insight and imagination are within you.
10:49 am edt 

Monday, June 6, 2005

Small Talk
Seemingly small events sometimes carry important messages. The universe of life sharing the earth with us may surprise us with its intelligence.
This morning a charming older gentleman told us that his cat came every time he whistles a particular tune. He noticed she was racing to him by the third note of "Three Blind Mice." He whistled over and over with the same results, though she ignored any other tune or song he whistled.
Another friend went to a shelter to choose a cat and found herself saying "Chi" to one. As she said it, one kitten turned around and came to her time and time again. No other kitten responded this way, and though she had not thought to get a black and white kitten, this one had apparently already decided she was the one.
Pay attention to small talk from little beings. We should not underestimate the messages they bring,though we may ponder the meanings of them. Insight and imagination are within you.
3:19 pm edt 

Thursday, June 2, 2005

Spirit Communication
Spirit speaks many languages--some seen, some heard, some felt. The voice of spirit speaks in silence to the open heart and mind. Spirit speaks in intuition and feeling and invites us to discover the life beyond the left brain/analytic way of knowing.
There are many ways of knowing. Years ago Philip Phenix wrote a book entitled Realms of Meaning in which he discussed the ways we know through various academic studies such as sociology, science, mathematics, religion, and the arts. The book conveyed a sense of the entire curriculum and the values and languages each of the disciplines provides. Each discipline has its own way of encountering and understanding life and "reality." We recommend Realms of Meaning as an introduction to and appreciation for the ways in which human knowledge has been constructed.
Spirit speaks through any means it takes to engage our attention and involvement. Spirit speaks through knowledge, but also through creativity, and through intuition or feeling. Knowing is showing and knowledge is not confined by intellect. Einstein stressed the importance of the imagination as the more important quality; beyond all knowledge. Spirit communication comes in many forms and languages.
Spirit speaks.  Insight and imagination are within you.
9:51 pm edt 

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A Reiki Master Teacher we know has her students make and become aware of the beauty of mandalas. Mandalas are often Tibetan patterns including geometric shapes and many colors. They invite us to spend some time with them as an entry to spending some time with our spiritual selves. You can buy Tibetan Mandalas on line and in Asian stores which sell Buddhist bells and meditation supplies.
Tarthang Tulku wrote of the Kalachakra Mandala:
In brief tranquil moments
when the senses are
relaxed and responsive
when the heart is easy
and the mind light,
we can hear the voice
of silent space speaking
through the shapes and colors.
Awareness responds to the
inner presence of the mandala
and the blessing of healing
and knowledge flows forth."
Insight and imagination are within you.
1:30 pm edt 

Archive Newer | Older

insight-enterprises.com brings resources to your business and life that can transform your present reality to the vision you hold for it.

Give yourself the gift of possibility! Live where the risk is! Intuitive coaching can show you where and how you can become more in tune with your nature and your gifts. Why wait? Your time is now.


Personal Coaching and Sessions Available:
Looking for something new in your business and life?  Intuitive coaching can give you a  greater understanding of the options you have in your professional and personal life.  As teachers and intuitive guides with many years of experience working with personal guidance, messages,and encouraging words through Spirit and Intuitive Guidance, we can help. We teach classes in intuitive guidance and development, give lectures,as well as workshops and our goal is to help you  open the world of possibility you hold within you for your and the world's highest good. We are here for you.  Like to schedule a session or study with us? we would be delighted to hear from you. The door is open. Give us a call today.

Breaking Waves

Horizontal Divider 13

Give yourself the gift of possibility. Live where the risk is!