Happy New Mayan Cycle

by Marla Bollak on December 19, 2012

English: Mayan calendar created by a modern cr...A Mayan long count cycle ends on 21 Dec 2012. Much has been said about this, maybe even a little hysteria. No one gets crazy when they think about our calendar ending each year on Dec 31, because we know that a new year begins on the next day, 1 Jan.

One difference is that there is a grand astrological occurrence that occurs with the end of the current long count cycle and beginning of the next. Since celestial bodies affect each other in ways that remain mysterious to me, this alignment will affect us. Here is one explanation of those effects:

Whether you notice any difference or not, Happy New Mayan Long Count Cycle, which occurs on the winter solstice! It also occurs once in about 5,126 years.

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The Power of Self-Awareness

by Marla Bollak on December 11, 2012

Let’s start with what happens when you are not self-aware. When you don’t know who you are, you look to others to define you. When you don’t know what you want to do, you allow others to tell you what to do. If you happen to be associated with mentors both wise and kind, this might be okay, but from where I sit,  it’s never ideal.

Without self awareness, you flounder in the ocean of others’ ideas. You’re a willing target of snake oil salesmen when you really want coconut oil. It’s like having an itch and not knowing where it is. You scratch all over until you hit the spot – or not.

Self awareness is really important if you want to do something meaningful and truly gratifying with your life. That’s not quite true, because you could get lucky and do something only to find out that it’s meaningful and gratifying to you. You could also win the lottery. Some people do.

Life is Like a Bowl of… Well, Just Like a Bowl

I had a pottery teacher who, whenever she caught you throwing a raw lump of clay on the wheel would ask, “what are you making?” I would have to think about it and reach for a bowl, or a cup, because the truth was, in those days, I would spend twenty minutes hoping to center the clay well enough to throw anything at all. Now, having attained some level of mastery of the medium, I always know what I am going to make. I need to know so I use the right amount of clay and have the tools I need handy. I have to say, it’s a different experience.

It’s the same with life. When I was younger, and didn’t know myself as well, I did things that I thought sounded good at the time and hoped for the best. Now, having attained some level of mastery at this life, I can make better informed decisions – starting with what is in alignment with who I am and what I want. I’m not saying I’m totally aware. It’s an ongoing process, as I discover more and more of who I am at any given moment. How do I do it? I pay attention.

A Woman Walks into a Chiropractor’s Office..

December 5, 2012

I visited my Chiropractor yesterday. He’s been working the kink out of an old neck injury and it’s gone pretty well. It had been bothering me for quite some time, and I finally took care of it. After several months of chiropractic care, I’ve regained most of my neck movement. Yesterday I mentioned a new […]

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Arriving at the Gates of Grateful

November 27, 2012

Today I wake up in gratitude. Not forced, not fabricated. Real, from the source gratitude. I am grateful that I no longer wake up in fear. Fear of what could happen, what might happen, what has happened, what is happening. Righteous, invalidated fear. Fear of not being good enough, not being accepted for who I […]

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Breakthrough to the Other Side

November 20, 2012

When I think of breaking through, I always think about how good it feels to be on the ‘other side.’ I never think of the actual breaking through, and the bubbling up that precedes it. It seems to me that it’s sort of (only sort of) the pains of contraction that lead up to giving […]

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How Can You Know?

November 13, 2012

Whitney Houston once sang, “How will I know if he really loves me?” Most people would probably answer, you just know. I would say, you can’t ever really know, and does it really matter? (gasp!) According to Albert Einstein, “Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, […]

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Using Intuition: If I Were a Stapler, Where Would I Be?

November 6, 2012

Eyesight is not a superpower. Neither is intuition. Here is one way you can use your intuition to find a lost object. If you’re like me, that happens a lot, and you can get a lot of practice exercising your intuition. Enjoy!

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How Do You Spell Success?

October 15, 2012

Welcome to another episode on channeling. People ask me all the time, “Where do I get this stuff?” Well, I don’t really know, but I do have conversations with whomever or whatever is feeding me this information. Sometimes I start with a question. Here is one conversation I had with my ‘buddies.’ I’ll just call […]

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Glass Half What?

October 8, 2012

I know it’s only a metaphor, and I love metaphors, but I was always bothered by the glass half empty – half full thing. I wasn’t sure exactly why. I knew that I was always vaguely bothered by the putting someone in a category. I don’t like that. It’s akin to the “I’m a cat […]

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There Are No Rules

October 2, 2012

I woke up this morning with the unshakeable phrase in my head, “There are no rules.” Much like a song that insists on playing itself over and over, “There are no rules. There are no rules.” All right, already. No rules. I hate rules, so ya-hoo! But, enough already. In a previous episode on thoughts, […]

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