Kita’s Gentle Message

Are There Enough Smarties?

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

Two of my sons celebrate birthdays in April and since they’ve been old enough to know there’s a birthday cake on their special day, I’ve made them each a chocolate cake decorated with Smarties. Specifically, I spell out their name on top of the cake with each letter in the same colour of the candy, and then dress the rest of the cake with what Smarties are left. I now use two boxes instead of just one.  Every time I pour out the pieces I look to see if there’s enough of every colour, to do their names justice – each name is six letters long. ...

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Stepping off the Path

Posted by on April 17, 2017 in Gentle Messages | 0 comments

You begin to feel it – no one else knows or even notices a change in your behaviour. But you know it.  The knowing within acts as a honing device telling you when what you’ve thought, said or done isn’t in alignment with what you believe about yourself.  The more you immerse yourself in purposeful living, the more frequently you’re called out.  “Why did you say this?” “Why did you do that?” This is not a punishment but Spirit’s way of keeping you on your path.  Be gentle with yourself when this happens for with each soul correction and...

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It’s so Hard to be Good

Posted by on April 10, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on It’s so Hard to be Good

The acts of violence around the world, the acts of unkindness close to home, and the mercurial disposition of our earth and weather make it so hard to be good these days.  The lack of certainty has prompted a “survival of the fittest” mentality where love, compassion, trust and patience have been elbowed out by the bullies of fear, anger, revenge and greed. This time of change and transition is pushing every button we possess, and I in my cloak of goodness am pulling off my buttons as fast as I can before they make me who I don’t want to be....

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Knowing You have to Move On

Posted by on April 3, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Knowing You have to Move On

Logically, you can create a number of reasons for maintaining the status quo. Your mind – by default in its survival mode – will willingly prevent you from leaving the familiar to enter the unknown even if the familiar is uncomfortable for you. Not knowing terrifies the mind more than an existing situation that is unhealthy for you. However, deep inside you a small voice grows ever stronger and more insistent that change needs to happen. The conflict begins.  Who will triumph? Your mind or your Self? The miracle is you already know....

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What Motivates Other People…

Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on What Motivates Other People…

What motivates other people may not be what is motivating you. This is a very clear and uncomplicated statement. Yet not taking this into consideration when accepting a job, making plans with a family member, deciding on a night out with your friends or even taking your dog for a walk can lead to disappointment, frustration and misunderstanding. What compels each of us to engage the way we do is unique to our personality, upbringing and belief system. There is no wrong or right – simply the reality of the moment. Attaching ourselves to an...

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The Truth can be Comfortable

Posted by on March 20, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on The Truth can be Comfortable

We’re constantly being told to be careful what we say – that saying what you really think leaves yourself wide open. The words “vulnerable” “under scrutiny” “irresponsible” “naïve” “crazy” have all been used to describe someone who has stated their truth.  Logic has convinced us that speaking truth is even dangerous. But if you were to say what you truly think how refreshing, liberating that would be.  To be yourself despite all to the contrary.  Imagine how comfortable that would be. To be you. To your Happiness,...

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Are You Measuring Out your Love?

Posted by on March 13, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Are You Measuring Out your Love?

It’s easier to be kinder to strangers because you don’t know them. There’s no personal connection or history to pre-empt the flow of kindness from you to them. You may be donating, volunteering, sharing and giving of your time and energy to those in need without reservation but how are you in your generosity when it comes to your family? Sometimes past personal experiences build up a wall of self-protection, anger, shame, confusion and mistrust that prevents your flow of love to kin with whom you are supposedly the closest. You measure out...

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Where are your Mokoi and Gwyra?

Posted by on March 6, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Where are your Mokoi and Gwyra?

Journalist Stephanie Nolen reports that Brazil’s indigenous people (primarily adolescents) are taking their own lives at a rate 22 times that of their fellow citizens. Some attribute this “bad” death to the dislodgement of mokoi and gwyra – two small birds that normally perch on your shoulders as you travel through your life. Harsh words or witnessing a traumatic event can frighten them away, leaving you vulnerable to the angue – the evil spirits that can overtake you.  This is a visually simplistic way of explaining unfortunate occurrences....

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Discernment in Sharing Yourself

Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Discernment in Sharing Yourself

I’m sure you’ve heard this before that our lives are gifts to us to unwrap with love and care. Sometimes in the excitement of the moment when meeting someone new or wanting to land a desired job or perhaps even to impress an acquaintance, you may say more about yourself than that person wants to, cares to and needs to know. I would take this a step further and suggest that person may not understand what you are all about. In that lack of understanding you and your essence, they may subsequently speak and behave in such a manner as to...

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Relinquish that Control Button

Posted by on February 20, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Relinquish that Control Button

You’ve got everything figured out for the project and are confident that you haven’t missed an item. Priorities have been set; working colleagues have been informed of your plans; date and time for project delivery are confirmed. In walks the senior manager and has an idea that she wants to integrate into the existing action plan. For a moment you are stunned at the suggestion: too much, too late, too impractical – these thoughts run through your mind as you prepare a measured response to her.  Sound familiar? Do you feel your “baby” has been...

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