compassion

Compassion

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”
~Author Frederick Buechner

I resonate with this definition of compassion, deeply. Most definitions talk about having sympathy or pity for those that suffer. Some involve taking action to help those that are suffering. They all allude to the same concept but I like Frederick’s the most because it takes the idea a step further. He gets to the concept that if there is suffering in someone else there will be suffering in me. I would take it a step further and even say if there is suffering in me there will be suffering extended out towards others.

When I think of compassion I think of action. I think of being the voice for the voiceless. I think of healing. I think of love and peace. I think of unity. I think of embracement and acceptance. I think that without it, we hurt, we suffer, we are in a state of unrest.

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments CONTINUE READING

When Spirits Call
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When Spirits Call

This is a short review of my friend David Zarza’s book, When Spirits Call: Listening to the Spirits Around Us

What I loved most about David’s book is that it reads as a memoir pertaining to his psychic and medium exploration from when he was young until now. For anyone curious about what goes on during a medium reading (communicating with those who have passed on) or if it’s even possible to communicate with departed loved ones, this is a great read. Through the sharing of stories and experiences of some of his clients, David shows us just how much spirits want and do communicate with us all the time. Through his own experiences of putting Trust in the Universe and opening to all possibilities, he shows us that it is possible for anyone to connect to their loved ones and the healing that can transpire by doing so. I couldn’t help but think while reading this book how thin the veil is between the seen and unseen worlds. And as David says, it is only our own limitations we set that prevent us from lifting this veil. This is not a step-by-step, how-to instruction guide on becoming a psychic but it continuously opens your eyes and heart to having faith that you can communicate with the spirits around you if that is something you want. He shows you that Spirit is  always communicating with you and sharing in your life even from beyond. David’s passion for his work and the connections he facilitates shows brightly throughout this beautiful book. Whether you’re a skeptic of the afterlife or a psychic medium yourself, When Spirits Call will open your heart to the experience and belief that all things are possible. I’m left feeling even more empowered to open myself to the Universe and to communications from beyond.

To order David’s book or request a reading with him, please go to his website listed below or you may purchase his book through Amazon.

DavidZarza.com
When Spirits Call on Amazon

Posted on May 27, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments CONTINUE READING
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Healing

I want to write a bit about my knee injury I got back in February and about what I needed to learn for it to really start healing. But first I wanted to talk about the link between our thoughts and our bodies. It seems that there are a growing number of people who recognize that our state of mind and emotions will affect our bodies physically, yet even amongst this group of people in certain situations there is disbelief that thoughts or emotions could be the root or block to healing. For example, at this point it is pretty well known that high levels of stress is highly likely to increase your risk of heart disease. So what does that mean exactly? How does something become stressful to where it leads to plaque buildup in your heart? Well, since I’m not a doctor or medical researcher I’m not going to try and explain what happens when the body is under stress and how that leads to heart disease, but I do want to talk about how something becomes stressful. What is stress? How does an event become stressful? There are some situations that are life and death and your body will automatically react with the fight or flight response. This type of stress is automatic and our bodies are built to release chemicals to help us survive and once the immediate threat is gone, our levels return to normal and we go on or way.

Posted on May 24, 2013 by Keli · 1 comment CONTINUE READING
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Let Love Show the Way

So I have been further thinking about my last post (Love – A New Way ) and about how the emotion most humans seem to be directed by is fear. It shows its face by other names such as anger, hurt, anxiety, and sadness so most of us don’t even realize that it is fear that controls our lives and dictates so much of our behavior. Fear leads to reactionary actions vs. pro-active actions. I mentioned how it is deeply embedded in us, that it is our fabric. The thing is, this is still just a layer that sits on top of who we really are – love.

Fear has its place in our lives. It is there to physically help us save ourselves from real imminent danger. There are many scientists who study this and show that what humans have done is hold onto the fear that first ignites and we don’t let it go. It lingers, and then continuously gets triggered on low levels that keeps it going. It’s as if our bodies are confused and we no longer can separate real danger from paranoid behavior. So often when real fear kicks in we ignore it, dismissing it as only in our heads. Often times you’ll hear stories where people say things like, my gut was telling me I shouldn’t have gone down that street, but I did anyway, and ended up getting robbed. It’s important for us to understand that we need to start letting go of all the false fear so that when we really are in danger we can trust it.

Posted on April 29, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments CONTINUE READING
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Love – A New Way

I write with a heavy body…heavy limbs, heavy head, heavy heart. I feel the enourmous weight of the event that happened at the Boston Marathon. I feel the weight for those who lost their lives, those that were wounded, those that witnessed it, the family and friends of all those involved…I also feel the weight for those that attacked, their family and friends…and I feel the weight for humanity. It is heavy, my breathing is labored, I find myself blankly staring even as I type.

I am sad, so very sad.

Posted on April 15, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments CONTINUE READING
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