The Hype of Valentine's Day Yes, we've just passed Valentine's Day which, like all of our other holidays, is hugely hyped up – and therefore more often than not quite disappointing. The root of Valentine's Day goes way back before Judeo-Christian times to the beginning of February, with what we now only celebrate as …
We truly earn our wisdom through being wholly responsible for our lives; and daring to choose what we come to know in our heart of hearts is right and supports our authentic selves is a sacred act of separating out and choosing with higher clarity and awareness. These choices, in turn, always support the greater good.
Look as hard as you can, take as long as it takes to be hopeful about as many things as you can sincerely acknowledge in your life – is my sincere and heartfelt wish for you this year that’s almost ended, to birth what is new for all our greater good – Namaste, Marjorie
Remember – life goes on . . . stress kills – and we’re all meant to meet life’s and the universe’s challenges to truly and freely choose life .. . and fully honor our passage in it! Let me know your results, please, by sharing your comments at the end of this article to support and inspire others; and further acknowledge your own self-caring and power . . .
I see the story as a key “handle” to self-healing, recovery, empowerment, and transformation. It is a simple metaphor that offers centering inner “links” to children and adults who feel they have lost their sense of self to be able to develop truly greater selves, and the wherewithal to successfully meet and transcend life’s challenges.
Bullying has finally become a key topic and recovery focus for our times. Merinda is fundamentally a story about understanding that bullying only continues to occur when we believe ourselves to be victims, which directly creates an inner “giveaway” of ourselves along with a covered-up “inner bully.” Like Merinda, we “please to survive.” Dysfunction creates and perpetuates unending power struggles in relationships endlessly ricocheting between dominance and submission. I am excited to tell Merinda’s story in all settings that commit to teambuilding, interdependence, new leadership skills, and healing partnerships.
Embark on your own amazing journey of self-discovery and transformation to have the life you deserve and desire . . . ABOUT THE BOOK The Merinda fable presents a little girl who is caught up in "pleasing to survive," unaware that she is cut off from being able to listen and to be her own …
A “little light” is realistically as good as it gets to add to our power to make our way in the world – and so it must be enough. I offer as my end of this year gift to you five key ways to transform in your greater – “lighter”, as it were, self . . . And Beyond, Rise to Your Challenge to Trust . . .
Please come and bring your friends and family to this unique community event and holiday food drive to launch the empowerment fable for women and girls by Marjorie Baker Price, MErind and the Magic Mirror: A tiny Tale of Transformation just published through Productivity Publications. The book includes Your Magic Mirror by Marjorie and Kay Whipple, the special journaling and guided meditation section which follows the book. The book is available online at Amazon.com and other online bookstores as well as to order at any bookstore across the country. Merinda and the Magic Mirror presents a little girl who is so caught up in “pleasing to survive” that she is unaware that she is cut off from being able to listen and be her own authentic self. It presents her journey of transformation, looking within to find herself, knowing she really can freely, creatively respond in empowered ways. It breaks repeated cycles of dependence and abuse, supporting self-healing and inner trust.
We remain such a barbaric society in great denial, filled with excuses, blame, resentment and entitlement that takes us as far away from our own great spirits as it endlessly perpetuates great abuse. No wonder we cannot make peace within and without! The political challenges of our times are the spiritual challenges of our times; and we cannot afford to continue to deny, excuse, justify and blame who we decide to objectify, neglect and violate. As it was said, “what we do to the least of them . . . ” we do to ourselves – and we all continue to lose…We can only recover through self-healing, which then leads to enlightened knowing about how to really care and be compassionate without condition. That in turn supports the greater good – said to be our spiritual mission – that we continue to seek to actualize throughout our lifetimes.
It is so elusive and changeable, hope – it hurts and heals – and yet it returns again and again in the most surprising and elegant ways to support, sustain and uplift us when we are critically challenged and at a crossroads of decision. Let me know in the comments below this entry how you access hope, what it does for you, and what you most hope for this year for . . . (see how you’re moved to compete this sentence from what feels like a core place of courage, honesty and the authentic part of you that dares to dream!) …