As a Participant in Life, Be the Light


So you are back, and on a Friday!  You have accepted to RSVP to life, and now you are building your Personal Sustainability from the ground up.  You know when Maslow created his Pyramid of Needs he started with the basics of food, clothing, and shelter.  Very wise since there have been those I have experienced who started at the very top of the pyramid to focus on their spiritual growth first.  That may appear wise, but it was those same people who found themselves homeless with very little resources.  Begin at the beginning, and that is where we are heading, but in the meantime consider that you can be the light reflecting a spiritual path.  Life is a transition continually, and I have surely found that my spiritual growth has been a light in the dark many times as I have moved on down the road.  So be drawn to your own spiritual light and to others who may need your light and find that they may very well add to your light and to your journey in this transition called Life.  Thanks for RSVPing.



Yes, I am inviting you to a grand event.  No need to dress up, unless you want to.  No need to bring a gift 🎁 unless you want to.  No need to do anything, but RSVP!  Strange, yes!  Mystifying, yes!  Gratifying, yes!  It really is a “come as you are” event.  Does it have a simple theme, yes!  It is called Life!  Everyone receives an invitation, yes, they do; but some choose not to RSVP.  They will just show up whenever!  But like any event, if you choose to participate fully, you do find your way saying “yes” to life and all it offers—good and bad!  As I introduce you to Personal Sustainability, consider it a life long event, and, if you choose to participate, I will be happy to treat you as a guest and a student of life and help you through all the positives and negatives with a strong financial relationship to allow you to build your life Party to be strong in spirit, mind, and body; and they are all connected.  Please RSVP…

This Transition Called Life…

Life is an echo

every day in every way we are sowing what we reap and reaping what we sow…it is an echo, and it applies to every single part of our life!

So while we are currently talking about money as the foundation for the totality of our lives, let’s take a moment an talk about what some, incorrectly or correctly, call karma and other things.  It is all a reflection, or an echo, of what we think, say, and put out into the world.  

If you are seeking a strong foundation on which to become personally sustainable, then it is worthwhile to take a moment every day and put out the intention that whatever you share–mentally, spiritually, verbally, written, etc.–is your totally best representation of what you would like to receive back in your “echo”.  And I am not saying that you send out in a state of greed.  I am saying that you send out in a state of love and gratitude.  Please, make this the best moment of your every day!

Looking for Precious Things in Life?

You can

You can have them, yes, you can!  

And, yes, there will be times when feelings such as joy, courage, and gratitude may feel out of reach.  Our life becomes cluttered many times; and many of those times are during transitions.  Transitions such as marriage, divorce, birth, death, a new job or the loss of a job often present us with an overwhelming feeling, much like clutter in our heads, in our hearts, and in our homes.  Money becomes a topic that you want to avoid.  You want things to become simpler.

Eventually, in most situations, things do return to a simpler way of life; but many times, they do not, and that is when our money relationship can be problematic.  In reality, the money relationship may not have been good before the transition began, and the transition can make it worse, and it makes it less desirable to deal with it.  

Going through the transition never seems simple, but it can be simplified.  Sometimes it is something that can be dealt with by us with the help of family and friends; and many times, it is a topic that simply cannot be talked about.  At those times, working with a professional can be helpful.

In the meantime, returning to simplicity in your life can be helpful.  Break things down into manageable pieces.  This is simplicity.  Breathe, and then breathe some more.  It is simple, but it works.  Breathing can bring more oxygen into your system and give you some needed energetic room within your head, heart, and soul to take the next step, which is determining the next step to take.  Simplicity is just that:  simplifying.  

Simplicity is Found in Nature!

Magic and Nature

Every once n a while, as we talk about money and personal sustainability, I like to mention that a great money relationship can be built at very low cost.  How?  By learning to be in nature.   It is a magical trip even if it is into your backyard.  It is amazing what has been provided for our benefit and our enjoyment wherever nature is found.  You can find healthy solutions in physical participation in nature as simple as walking and more.  There is so much more to enjoy, and the enjoyment is very personal:  everyone has their own path in nature to take.  Please, take a moment today to see the miracle of nature all around us, and then take another moment to be grateful for whatever appears as magic for you!  There is no cost other than a moment of time very well spent!

Clutter and Money, It is True, Honey!

Butterfly Uncluttering

Money and things, boy, are they related.  You already know that, but do you ever stop and think that even the presence of clutter in your office, in your home, in your mind, are truly related to your money relationship?  

When you take the time to sort and respect “your things”, you are taking the time to allow your thought process to become aligned with your money.  A cluttered mind usually does not stop in your mind.  It spreads to your office, to your car, to your home.  

 Try this:  ick one place in your life that is cluttered.  UNCLUTTER IT!  Really, unclutter it, and then ask yourself how you feel about what you just did.  You may find yourself taking the next step to uncluttered a part of your life.  Sooner or later, you may just get to your bills, to your paperwork, to your money.

It is worth a try!


Gratitude Illusion of Lack

It is rare that a simple act can change so much, but being grateful creates such major changes within and without.  Lack can create lack…it is your thoughts that start the cycle, creating the feeling of lack.  But gratitude can turn it all around.  It is said the simplest meditation is to say, or think, “thank you.”  Try it!

Your Destiny is Joy!


Why are we focusing on money in the discussion of Personal Sustainability?  Every sustainable structure needs a foundation, and money, or the relationship with money, is that foundation as it is the tool that is necessary to access other areas of life.  But in the end, the destiny is Joy!  Joy, bliss, peace, and more are a part of a good life, the life that has been desirable forever.   Joy is defined by you…  It usually includes happiness and a sense that all is well.  That my friends is Personal Sustainability, that all is well with you.  That is why we have been focusing on money, not for money itself but for what the tool of money can help us achieve…

Think, Breathe, and…


Sometimes, things get way ahead of us, like this morning, when I pressed the wrong button on my iPad, and only the graphic and title were published.  Oops!  So I am back because there is much more to be said as you progress down the path to a good money relationship.  You start by thinking, then breathing, and, yes, you do inhale and exhale.  Love and gratitude are important parts of the good money relationship progression.  

Loving yourself is primal.  Really.  At the bottom of all money relationships–good or bad–is self esteem.  If you do not feel good, have good energy, about your life, no matter what the money relationship is, you will not feel good about your money or your money energy; and energy with money is very important.  Your self esteem and your energy are almost synonymous.  Almost.  But we will talk about that, maybe, at another time.

One thing I like to have folks do is mirror talking while  they are doing the breathing meditation in the graphic.  Many people cannot look in the mirror and talk to themselves.  Really?  Yes, really.   Why?  My thought is that they feel self conscious talking to the mirror while in reality it is themselves they are talking to.  Deeper than that, they are not comfortable with their own image.  Their self esteem, self energy shall we say, is very poor.  The only way to get over it is to”Just do it!”  Talk to yourself with the simple meditation above.  

Saying the words”  Inhale ‘LOVE'”, 

“Exhale ‘Gratitude'”,

Continue until you are breathing easily.  Repeat every morning even after you are comfortable as it is a great way to start your day, and, continue on your path to Personal Sustainability beginning with money (and self esteem)!