The Inca Trail as a Metaphor for Life

I just hiked the Inca trail in Peru! It was one of the hardest things I have ever done both mentally and physically! Before we began one of our guides took me aside and said, “Are you the leader of this group?” I responded “yes.” He leaned in closer and looked me in the eye and said “You have a great responsibility. You will determine how the group does on this trail. They will look to you as their guide to find strength, encouragement and positive thinking. If you are positive they will be and if you are scared they will be.” I said “Yes, I don’t take that responsibility lightly.” He said “yes, but, this is even more serious because the mountain hears you. She will hear your thoughts and your words and she will give you whatever you are asking for. It is imperative that you keep you thoughts pure as we embark on this journey.”

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What is trying to leave your Life?

I have survived many devastating storms in my life! So, many that you would think if I spotted a storm coming I may run and hide! This is going to sound crazy but, the truth is, I often find myself praying for a storm. Sometimes it seems my whole life has been swept up in … Continue reading What is trying to leave your Life?

Have you Forgotten?

"O monkey, disillusioned by our curse, you will for a long time be unaware of your own strength,." This was what was said to Hanuman, the monkey headed, Diety in the Hindu myth just before his super powers were taken from him. In the myth it is said that “the power of the words of the great sages, left Hanuman deprived of his strength.” However, there was no magic. His powers weren’t really taken from him. He was just put into a trance where he forgot he had ever had them. He only finds his powers again when he is reminded.

**How to find the OASIS in the DESERT**

  Have you become an expert at gathering information? Yes, of course you have! You have been trained since early childhood, to filter through information to find the answer. Society has provided you with tools and resources filled with the answers to all of your questions right at your fingertips. Then one day we wake … Continue reading **How to find the OASIS in the DESERT**