In the wake of a breakup or loss or aloneness, sometimes, far less often that before, that old familiar demon comes to call. The Lonely Monster, as I used to call it, is alive and well and telling me lies again.Read More
"Every tear shed in grief was born in love."Read More
- Tracey Lee
It seems, somewhere along the line, that we have been duped into a belief that feeling uncomfortable is bad, wrong, unhealthy, and to be avoided at all costs.Read More
Today I unapologetically love myself, every experience I have had - those that have felt great and those that have not. For each and every experience has brought me to this moment.Read More
My word for 2017 is juicy. Juicy as in ripe, succulent, sensational, fascinating, ready, delicious. I am turning 50 at the beginning of the year, and I am ready for my juiciest year yet!Read More
These simple red berries remind me of the abundance in the Universe. Abundance that is available to everyone.Read More
Overcome with sadness, shock and more than a little bit of horror. This election has shaken me, shaken those I love, shaken our country, and the world we live in. I am watching many beautiful souls who believe so passionately in Love and Light, as I do, slip into hate and fear. We simply cannot afford to allow this.Read More
So when Taylor suggested I move closer to him, when the boys and their gorgeous girlfriends helped me find a new home, drew out diagrams of where my furniture might go in my new house, agreed to meet the utility folks to turn on the gas, picked up my keys, agreed to help with the garage sale, took off work to help me move – I felt like I won a 10-foot-tall Mommy Trophy.Read More
Two days ago the AC went out in my car. The temperature in my car read 104°. August in Houston, Texas is not something to sneeze at. I'd like to tell you my thoughts went immediately to 'interesting, what's this here to teach me?' Alas, it took me a day and a bit of suffering to remember that I choose how I want to feel and experience the world around me.
So after a few hot, sweaty, and uncomfortable drives combined with a bit of worry around $$$, I remembered who I am. I loved myself up. A body filled with love cannot feel discomfort. I relaxed into loving what is, and immediately was guided to an auto mechanic who would do the fix properly for hundreds of $$$ less.
As I happily drove there, windows down, hair in braids, baseball cap on my head, no shower (because what was the point really?) I realized I was not uncomfortable at all.
As a teacher of self-love I still experience life on life's terms, stuff still happens. I have marvelous tools that allow me to feel joy and bliss no matter what's happening around me. These spiritual tools are available to all of us not just some of us.
It is through fully loving my inner children that I could finally come to fully love myself. The little one who is confused about why the grown-ups keep going away. The middle one who just wants to know what she needs to do so you will love her. And the teenager who pretends not to need anyone because she has it all way under control, who in truth desperately just wants to be seen and loved. My beautiful precious inner children.Read More
I feel the residue of my early morning thoughts, the I am not good enough thoughts, the this guy is not good enough thoughts, the what the heck am I doing chasing a dream thoughts, the I should be making more money thoughts, the who do I think I am fooling thoughtsRead More
Angels walk around looking like regular people. Sometimes I am one of those angels. Today my angel was a guy named Daniel.Read More
Daily Love Notes from me to you!
The people we love sometimes make choices that are shocking to us, choices that we do not understand, choices that are not loving, maybe hurtful even. In those moments I remember this quote from Albus Dumbledore "It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." We are our actions far more than we are our words. How we choose to behave speaks much more loudly that what we say. And in all things I choose love, even and especially, when it is difficult to do.
Compassion is the flowering of love. Go beyond yourself, leave your own life aside, this is not about you. Step into the world of the other. Be curious? – what’s it like to be them? Do you know their pain, their passion, their hope, their fear? Have you walked in their shoes, is their life equal to yours?Read More
Emotions give us a kind of weather report of ourselves and others, and that is powerful information. Without that information we are not prepared for what storms may come. When I don’t know that it’s going to be 110 degrees outside today, I might not dress appropriately. When I am angry about something and unaware of my own anger, I can easily let that anger come out inappropriately.Read More
So if you want to feel happy, notice when you are not. Lean into the sadness, anger, guilt, etc. Say, “I see you anger. What can I do for you? What are you hear to teach me? I love and accept you, and I love myself even when I am angry.”Read More
One of my go to phrases during times of sadness or grief, be they my own or someone else's, is "If I could go to the store and buy you a bottle of time and slather it all over you you would feel better." I say this because healing takes time and we can't rush time no matter how much we may want to.Read More
I have come not only full circle, I have created a new and holy circle. One in which I can freely give to my mother that which I never received from her. My mother has truly been my greatest teacher.Read More