Kita’s Gentle Message

When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on When Something Simple just doesn’t Stick

This week has been busy handling the media outreach for a major festival in town. I don’t know if this has happened to you where you’re supposed to implement something straightforward but for whatever reasons, completion of the task eludes you. I’ve not been there to take the call; I can’t find the information online; I’ve lost the person’s phone number who can provide answers to me;  I’ve forgotten about the item even though I’ve written it down… and another work day has come to an end.  Sound familiar? If this is Mercury retrograde in...

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Talk It Out

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Talk It Out

Don’t assume, take it for granted, conclude based on past history, chicken out, make assumptions, act on impulse, follow the letter of the law, do nothing, phone a friend, listen to your mother, avoid the issue, reason it out, drink to forget, get even, get high, consult the doctor, compare notes, get angry, complain about the situation, wonder how to resolve it,…simply get in touch and talk it out.  You’ll be surprised how this can solve many a misunderstanding. To your Happiness, Kita

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The Perfection of Imperfection

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on The Perfection of Imperfection

The image of a cracked pot popped into my head today and I immediately thought of Leonard Cohen’s lyrics, “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” The latter may have a philosophical/religious source – such a wise observation.  You don’t have to be perfect; your imperfection is exactly the space that allows the Divine to work within you. What hope this thought gives us… To your Happiness, Kita

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Are There Enough Smarties?

Posted by on April 24, 2017 in Gentle Messages | Comments Off on Are There Enough Smarties?

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 | Comments Off on Stepping off the Path

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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