Doing our best in all areas within our control is not only practically useful but also helpful in building resilience and acceptance of whatever unfolds. For those of us who have the time, energy and ability right now, the responsible and compassionate thing to do is to put our matters in as much order as … Continue reading Have You Addressed These Critical Family Matters?
Loneliness: A subject of deep vulnerability. Readily admitted to by some and a secret shame for others. Even as social media has turned up the volume on comparison with our peers and our consequent need to appear(if not be) partnered and/or popular, it has oversimplified its cause as also its resolution. Hence, the more common … Continue reading Breaking Down Loneliness
When we remember That death could be round the corner Conflicts fade away. Love becomes more important. Forgiveness and apology Come easier and are more urgent, The chaff quickly separates from the grain. When we remember That life could yet be long Whatever is ongoing may extend Then our backbone straightens Our silence learns to … Continue reading Poems: When We Remember
If you are familiar with any kind of self-help or spiritual writing you may have already read about the many reasons that gratitude is good for you. It is considered essential to happiness and positive emotions. It can help make us resilient and keep things in perspective during difficult times. Gratitude is believed to reduce … Continue reading Clearing Blocks To Gratitude And Receiving
There are some key relationships that tend to impact our life experience significantly more than others. The more commonly discussed ones are the relationships with parents. Less frequently discussed is our relationship with Source/God/Consciousness/(whatever describes your spiritual framework). This one, or the lack of one, decidedly influences the way we perceive the world and how … Continue reading Making Peace With Your Body (Energy Clearing)
When I was twelve, my brother had a bike accident and fell into a coma that lasted a whole week. His life was suspended by a thin thread and the family stood by, barely breathing ourselves. He fortunately survived. But that intense period as a youngster sitting in the general ward of a government hospital … Continue reading Smooth Transitions – Clearings To Support Loved Ones Through Their Dying Process.
At some time or the other We all encounter a hollowness A nagging, deep-rooted need Which we describe differently And like most things lost In translation We begin to believe: 'I need someone to love me To have someone who belongs to me To whom I matter most And can count on for eternity.' But … Continue reading Poems: Healing The Void Within
The re-evaluation and reconfiguration of relationships (and the implicit and explicit agreements governing them) seem to be a matter of priority and urgency for a lot of people right now. In recent weeks, the subject of boundaries has come up frequently in my client sessions. Consequently, I thought I would offer here a collection of the clearings that … Continue reading Clearings to Help In Drawing Healthy Boundaries.
With over 170 offerings at last count, this blog now has a host of practices, clearings, essays and poems that can serve inner work. As per their individual needs, I regularly recommend specific, relevant articles for self-study and practice to my clients. However, I was wondering how to make this reservoir more accessible and useful … Continue reading New at Serene Reflection: Explore The Archives
All around us, we are seeing the unveiling of secrets and the exposure of what has been suppressed or denied for years. How women have been treated was rather obvious, but is perhaps being questioned far more than it has been for decades. Whether it be the fallout of the American political drama, the rape … Continue reading Healing The Feminine and Restoring Yin Yang Balance With Self Awareness.