No cats where hurt during the making of this blog post. I think.

I like to make things really complex.

There's something about being strategic that gets me excited. Whether that's coming up with some amazing multi-part campaign, incredibly nuanced business model or finding the right pair of silver sandals for my sister's wedding, the likelihood of me creating something cut and dry or making the first choice and going with it is minimal. Until now, that mindset, the one of ease and grace, was something I said often and rarely lived.

I've made that phrase, "ease and grace," a mantra. It's something I constantly suggest others consider. "How can we create the most impact with the least amount of effort? How can you leverage what's already been created and the resources already available so you can ride someone else's coattails and let them do the work?" These are things I force my clients to apply in all areas of their growth. Yes, I do like to think in shortcuts. 

And yet, the default mindset when it comes to me making my biggest impact if I really get truthful is, "Wow, this is going to be hard. This is going to be difficult. How can I make this happen? How can I play out all ten steps now so that I'm in a place to win?"

That thinking is often more problematic than powerful because it:

  1. Makes me feel not good enough unless I can use my overactive brain trying to achieve some Herculean effort
  2. Puts all of the power outside of me because I'm scanning every possible factor to decide where to go next
  3. It keeps me anxious, always working out the incompletes. Well, if we do that, then what. If that doesn't happen, what then?
  4. It requires that I look at all the data points of what's taken place in the past to predict what will happen in the future

What I'm finally realizing is that the power move is just feeling into what feels good and moving towards that.

I know. Simple.

It also requires Trust.

Trust that by me just choosing that which feels good in my body, that which lights me up and that which gets me inspired and jazzed to take the next move is enough.  Trust was my word for at least 3 of the last 10 years probably because I was still waiting to Trust that I could indeed Trust.

Trust means living in the present moment, in this moment and this moment and this moment, and feeling into what's true for me right now. Trust means letting go of needing to know and needing to do.

These dogs were definitely not hurt in the making of this blog post. Also, the author's use of these images in no way means that she has a judgment about the worthiness of cats or dogs or their life choices. 

Trust gives me direct access to gratitude. When I get present to what's around me that I like, that I love, that I'm thankful for, I can see what I want more clearly. That allows me to path-make towards the experience I want.

When I feel anxious, fearful, doubtful, sad, mad, mistrustful, and stressed and when the "Holy shit, this is actually going to be really complex" feeling takes hold, I know I'm moving in the wrong direction.

Is it really that simple? Is it possible that just getting in tune with what feels good and what doesn't is enough to direct us towards the life we want? Is that impractical? Is it that naïve and juvenile? Am I destined to experience the slings and arrows of the outrageous fortune that those who blindly take their direction from faith receive?

Fuck Yeah!

When people ask, "What's your 5-year plan" I might see pieces of it. Do I know all of it? Not really. And, because I'm a lifelong learner and enjoy the constant pursuit of distractions, it might be entirely different than what I'm visioning today. Yet, what I do know, is that if I keep moving choice by choice in the direction of the energy that feels good, the unfolding of it will always be in the direction of my ultimate joy.

Like the sailor who navigates the open seas, moving from point A to B, I'm tacking. I'm constantly making micro-movements towards what lights me up most, knowing that when I get to that Point B, it will just be a continuation of all the many Point B moments that came before. And, if all those Point Bs are the cumulative result of my choice to live my most joyful and impactful life, then I'm very willing to give up my need to plan and plot.

I am willing to Trust that Simple is Good and Ease and Grace is Easy.

I'm trusting that my gut knows the way and that all I have to do is listen for the feelings and follow the fun.


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What a Triumph! Thank you President Trump.

Brothers and sisters gathered around the world today for one purpose - to remember that we are united. We are all one. All of the electric energy that is around us, all of the feelings that are among us, all of the aspirations and boundless energy, excitement and hope that is evident from one corner of the globe to another... keep it with you.

Get still.

Replay this day and remember every interaction, every word of Truth, every smile, every lesson, every vision of a brighter tomorrow. Give it as much detail as you can. Feel into what it looks like and smells like and sounds like. Physically feel it. Go through your whole day and stack those experiences in rich detail. Then, physically feel into what it would be like to have this be the norm. Think of every example and physically feel it.

This time requires that we project our energy towards what serves us most. It is a requirement that we now step up and be the model of what can be.

The world is calling for a global repatterning. Our human experience will change when we expect only experiences that resonate with the vibration we felt today. We now have a taste of it. It is imperative that we focus on that feeling, embody it, and make that our Collective choice for what reality is. It is imperative that we practice as our mental muscle requires repetition. Once a day or when you start feeling fear or anger, feel today and vision that energy into the future.

With all of the kinetic energy we've kicked up, the most powerful thing we can do is make sure we stop. Massive action resides gladly with stillness.

It is time to listen and lead from love.

All of us are responsible.

Let this be our daily workout and consistently shift our beliefs in the direction of what we want most. This is something that any one of us can do from anywhere whether we are in the smallest of cells in a dark South African jail or sitting in the highest seat in the home of the free and the brave. Our thoughts are our own. We give them power and us alone.

Our shared Destiny requires that each of us teach only what we are - love.

A Course in Miracles defines Patience, one of the characteristics of God's teachers...

VIII. Patience

Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait, and wait without anxiety. Patience is natural to the teacher of God. All he sees is certain outcome, at a time perhaps unknown to him as yet, but not in doubt. The time will be as right as is the answer. And this is true for everything that happens now or in the future. The past as well held no mistakes; nothing that did not serve to benefit the world, as well as him to whom it seemed to happen. Perhaps it was not understood at the time. Even so, the teacher of God is willing to reconsider all his past decisions, if they are causing pain to anyone. Patience is natural to those who trust. Sure of the ultimate interpretation of all things in time, no outcome already seen or yet to come can cause them fear.

We already know the answer. It just requires us to remember our truth.

This revolution starts from within.

Thank you President Trump for our marching orders. Your first day in office was a true success. You have united the world and we owe you our gratitude.



My word: Worth

My question: Is this worthy of my attention?

Shi By Billy Tucci


  • Make me more powerful?
  • Make my life easier?

  • Give me pleasure?

  • Inspire me?

  • Empower me to lead with the voice of the divine?

This is reclamation time.

Our leaders and heroes are stepping aside, requiring us to step up.

It is time to leave the shade of the family tree and be our biggest selves. It's imperative for all of us to remember that owning our greatness, our power, and our innate truth - that we are love and loved - is crucial to the world's healing.

2016 ended (for me) with a lot of consumption - insane amounts of sugar, crap food, tv (that election was damn good drama) and everyone else's voices.  I didn't realize that I could no longer hear.

My Quest: Warrior Training

Step 1Make my body a temple so that I can listen.

Some girlfriends and I are doing a cleanse (mine will be the Master Cleanse) January 12th. If you'd like to join us, just let me know. Our purpose is to be accountable and there for each other.

And… if you join us or not, I wanted to share an exercise I created and have been using for years.

It's called:

Conscious Being

Print out the Conscious Being PDF and have it either near your bedside or in the kitchen or somewhere where you'll see it before you end your day. Place quick checks in all the boxes that apply. It's a nice visual to see what we're consuming in oh so many forms. Just using it is always a difference of 3 lbs, more insights and better relationships for me.

The Success Meditation

One last thing, I've also attached The Success Meditation by John Randolph Price.

It is one of my favorite writings. I trust it will spur you into a huge 2017. I still have the same handwritten versions (that I wrote in 2001) on my refrigerator and in my copy of A Course in Miracles.

I'm owning my worth. let's do it together.