Kita’s Gentle Message

Just One Thought Every Day

Posted by on January 2, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Just One Thought Every Day

Your thoughts are clustering intensely as you look to the New Year ahead.  “What do I have to look forward to?” “Am I going to make enough money this year?” “Will I finally lose those five pounds?” “I hope I can get to the gym more than I did.” There’s a lot on your mind as you get to start afresh in 2017.  Is it possible to fit just one more thought in your head? Just one more thought about someone else besides you? How about one thoughtful thought about someone else once a day for the 365 days of 2017? That’s my challenge to you whether you...

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Be Kind and All Will be Well

Posted by on December 26, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Be Kind and All Will be Well

No need for big presents or extravagant dinners; well-timed jokes or fancy drinks; a perfect dress or the latest look; a rehearsed compliment or last-minute email explanation; a vacation to get away or party to go to; no need for impatience, frustration, boredom or feeling full; the only thing needed is to be kind and all will be well with you and your world this remarkable time of year. Happy holidays! To your Happiness, Kita

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Repeating Your Story

Posted by on December 19, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Repeating Your Story

I met up with some friends yesterday whom I hadn’t seen for months, and of course we played “catch up” with what’s been going on in our respective lives. As you know this kind of conversation understandably brings up past events and situations that spill into the now. I found myself telling a story in its pre-present context and feeling a little uncomfortable about it. “Why this story is no longer true the way I’m describing it,” I thought to myself. “The people, the situation – heck, even I have changed since it happened. This story is no...

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Unexplainable Love

Posted by on December 12, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Unexplainable Love

Whether the love of your partner or father, the love of your children, your wife, the neighbour next door, the work colleague you’ve worked with for 10 years; the love of a memory that still sits within you and emerges every time you call out to it; the love of favourite jeans now so soft to the touch; the love of a particular melody that makes you emotional when you hear it; the love of cookies baking in the oven; the love of repeating a poem from childhood; the love of the hot sun on your back or the freshly-fallen snow at your feet. Search...

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And There’s the Waiting, Too

Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on And There’s the Waiting, Too

Every quest, objective and goal is filled with excitement, personal passion, anticipation, careful planning, hard work, probably some fear, and uninvited criticism but it must be admitted there is heaps of waiting on this journey of yours, too. The waiting is deceptive as thoughts of “I’ve probably made a mistake” or “I’ve bitten off more than I can chew” arise causing you to think you’re on the wrong path. Waiting is part of it. How else can you develop the necessary patience, powers of observation and wisdom if you are constantly doing...

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You Don’t Have To

Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on You Don’t Have To

You don’t have to follow the crowd, please your parents, apologize for being shy, pick up the slack, go on a diet, see the must-see movie, drive a car, get the latest iPhone, compare notes, bring coffee, put on an addition, talk about the election, agree with your boss, eat lunch at your desk, carry your son’s hockey equipment, buy another flat-screen TV, use Botox, stay up late,…if you don’t want to. Ask your soul first what it wants of you and follow that path instead. To your Happiness, Kita

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The Incomplete Allows for Perfection

Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on The Incomplete Allows for Perfection

Recently I’ve come to know the Enso Circle – a circle that can be drawn either closed or not closed. The idea of the circle not being closed allows for further movement and development until completion or perfection is reached. The same can be said of us. You are in movement and development until you are complete and perfect. This potential for perfection is in you now. I find this thought remarkably encouraging and delightful: you are everything you can be. Your incompleteness does not define you; your potential for perfection does. To your...

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Your Purpose is Ever Constant

Posted by on November 14, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Your Purpose is Ever Constant

A great sense of change is no doubt upon us as we awaken to the fact that nothing will ever be the same again. Change is always a challenge but a change that necessitates a paradigm shift into the unknown is even more daunting. The reassurance here is the fact that your purpose for being in this life has not changed or altered in any way. What you are here for today is exactly what you were here for the day you were born. Divine design is ever constant though circumstances may shift with alarming gravity. Your purpose is meant for these...

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Gentle, Gentle, Gentle

Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Gentle, Gentle, Gentle

I’m sure you’re not surprised that the word “gentle” means a lot to me – more so than ever before especially in the go, go, go everyday life we are experiencing. Increasing distractions seeped in noise and frenetic activity surround us like a sound monster that’s taking great delight in making us feel edgy, scattered and irritable. Imagine what it must be like for little ones taking this in – an ear assault that shows no mercy. I ask you to go “gentle into that good night” for yourself and your little ones. Gentle, gentle, gentle…find the...

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Expect the Unexpected

Posted by on October 31, 2016 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Expect the Unexpected

Though I live in eastern Canada where the cold weather is famously celebrated and criticized for its fall arrival and lingering ways until springtime, it was still a surprise to see a snowfall days before Halloween. Though the white stuff was gone by next day, its unexpected appearance served to imbalance the norm. And I draw an analogy from this weather episode, wondering how centred, how strong, how principled I am in the face of the unexpected and sudden life imbalances that come our way. They could throw us for a loop or have us watch...

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