My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: What Really Matters!


We Are Family – Richard’s Commentary

I want to begin my comments with Rosemary’s ending to her Exploration:

This is important 21st Century work for each human being. Love yourself. Be Who You REALLY Are. Be the Light. Write your own story.

…and create your family; “we are family”! This is a lesson I have learned and continue to learn from Rosemary. It started over 30 years ago (we celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary yesterday!). We came together with kids; Rosemary had a daughter and I had two sons. From the very beginning we made a conscious choice, and from then on a conscious and valiant effort, to blend and create a “nuclear” family of the five of us. And it worked. Today our 30-something kids could not be closer if they were blood-related. We are family!

And we each have our extended families. I met Rosemary’s at her sister’s wedding. The vibe is dominated by Italian ancestry; my Norwegian/Swiss (northern) ancestry was welcomed in with open arms and big hugs. My cold northern blood melted right in to this southern love. Meanwhile my family remains pretty much in tact in Wisconsin – that Norwegian blood just likes it cold! I love them, visit (in the summer/fall) now and then. We are family!

And then we have our ultra-extended family that spans the globe from here north into Canada, east to Europe, south to Australia, west to China. We have grandchildren here in Maryland, another on the way in California. And then there are our adopted grandchildren/god-children spread all over from England to Florida and far beyond. Our younger friends with children just seem to know: we are family! (Of course, the children know it immediatedly!)

We are about to begin a fun trip to Florida for a work-related conference in Orlando next week. On the way (we are driving) we will stop in Raleigh, NC to visit with our youngest child, catching up with that part of the nuclear family and his delightful girl friend. Then it is on to Brunswick, GA to visit long-term, but not seen in years, friends; and even though there is a serious back injury in the picture here, we are compelled to spend the night – “you are family.” Then it is on to Tampa to visit more friends and one of our adopted grand/god-children. After the Orlando conference it is on to Amrit Ashram to visit a nephew and Gurudev. We are family!

And my story goes on. It is still unfolding. We have more family members to meet; they are out there waiting for us. As Rosemary says:

…write a NEW story! You have permission. You are Lady or Lord Creator of Your Own Truth! Love yourself enough to be the creator of a fine life story. Be the ancestor of a legacy that makes you proud and smiling today.

Be the love. Be the light. Go meet your family; they are out there waiting for you! Be the ancestor of a legacy! And remember:

We are family!


ROSEMARY’S INSPIRATION: Be the Family You Want to Have!

My “Two-Minute” Video for this Week: Be the Family You Want to Have!


The word ‘family’ can be a real emotional trigger for some people. I’ve worked with coaching clients who had beliefs about themselves that were limiting their success because they had heard stories or even made up stories about their families and they accepted those stories as unchangeable.

You can change the stories you hold in your head. You can change the stories about your family and its members. You can write your own story. You can create your own loving, accepting, supportive family – TODAY!!!

Whether you believe me about this or not, it is true. I can hear the alarms going off and trying to convince you that the story you believe is the absolute Truth, with a capital ‘T,’ and that you can’t change the Truth.

What if the story contains some FACTS but it no longer has to be your TRUTH, about you, about life, about anything?

I now dub you ‘Lady’ or ‘Lord’ ‘Creator of Your Own Truth’! From this day forward you are the creator of the beliefs that you hold, no matter what the ‘facts’ of your past might have led you to believe. You are the one who decides on the members of your ‘family.’ You create the stories that you want to live.

The facts of your childhood might seem to lead to certain conclusions but children rarely hold all the information available during those younger years. You might have formed opinions about situations you experienced or family members and somewhere in your unconscious mind you believe that you know ‘Truth’ when, just possibly, you don’t.

Guess what? That story belongs in the past. You can write your own story now, today, and it can be a different one. You are Lord or Lady Creator of Your Own Truth! You decide what you will believe. You choose which thoughts you will energize by your focusing on them. You can even choose the people that you will invite into your ‘family.’

Before you were born you chose the human DNA that you would need to get to the lessons for this lifetime. That means that you chose a mother and a father and some other family members whose job it was to help you to learn your lessons and to grow. For some, it was less painful than for others. For some, it is still painful to be associated with family members who are connected through the bloodlines.

Others have graduated from those birth families and have collected around them people whom they can trust, who love them, who support them and accept them, no matter what. This is the meaning of ‘family’ now.

If you are living far away from family that you love, you can create a group that gets together for holidays, does things together, shares experiences, helps out and supports, loves unconditionally. You can do this even if you live down the street from blood-relatives who are toxic to you. You can choose your family now.

When we feel obligations that are burdensome or that hurt our hearts and souls, we can choose to move away from that family. It might seem difficult, but it can be the most liberating choice you ever make. Feeling ‘stuck’ with a family is often the result of being ‘stuck in our story.’

What is the story that you find yourself telling over and over again? Have you allowed a story from the past to creep into the position of defining you? Are you ‘stuck in your story’?

Then write a NEW story! You have permission. You are Lady or Lord Creator of Your Own Truth! Love yourself enough to be the creator of a fine life story. Be the ancestor of a legacy that makes you proud and smiling today.

This is important 21st Century work for each human being. Love yourself. Be Who You REALLY Are. Be the Light. Write your own story.

I bow to you, Oh, Lord or Lady Creator of Your Own Truth! Huzzah!

ROSEMARY’S EXPLORATION: Struggling? You’re Not Alone!

It seems these days as if everyone is struggling with something. Career, relationship, family, money, health, spiritual questions, life direction. Are you struggling in some area of your life?

What is our tendency when we struggle? We tend to want to hide behind our smiles and say that we’re ‘fine.’ What a loaded word that can be!

Now I’m not advocating that you go around telling everyone all your troubles because that keeps you focused on your drama, your story, instead of the possibilities that are in front of you. But the most important one with whom you can be honest is yourself. Are you honestly facing your situation? Your needs?

Sometimes the worst thing about struggling is the feeling that we are so alone in our situation, that we can’t share with anyone else. We’re ashamed to be struggling or that we’re in our situation or we’re afraid ‘they’ won’t love us anymore if they knew the real story.

These are natural feelings but they don’t have to keep you isolated. The problem with shame is that it holds you back from learning your lessons and living your magnificence. Fear of the loss of love is a common reason to stay mum about what is going on in our lives.

Can you find someone to help you? Maybe it would help to take a good, trusted friend into your confidence. Or find an expert who can give you information so you can choose a path forward. You might be keeping yourself paralyzed simply because you don’t have enough information to make a good decision. This problem can be solved by getting more information.

I would caution you here from joining a support group that tells the same story over and over which can keep you stuck in the problem instead of helping you to find a solution. If you join a group, make sure that it supports you in moving forward, not in staying stuck.

The real growth comes when you are honest with yourself about your life, your situation and your options. This might require help to discern. A coach, mentor or counselor can be your best friend through a transformational process. Even if you ARE a coach/mentor/counselor, you will benefit from seeking your own support!

No one needs to go through this time of amazing transformation alone! Whether you are looking at this time through the lens of esoteric predictions or astrology or cosmological insights or prophecies, we are in a time of change.

Those who are awake and aware realize that living a conscious life means stepping up to the transformation that is offered. This is not for the faint of heart but the rewards are great.

Reach out to your guides for the information that you need to make the decisions that will help you to leap forward in your personal growth. Use the tools of self knowledge that can help you to understand your Soul Purpose and Journey as well as your personality tendencies. Scientific Hand Analysis, Astrology, Numerology, Enneagram, Meyers-Briggs, DISC. Which tool speaks to you?

Do you meditate? Ask your inner wisdom for the guidance that you need at this time. And find a mentor to hold your hand on the journey. You might even assemble a team of experts to support you.

Are you ready to transform? Are you feeling that you’re struggling? Reach out and take a hand that is extended to you and share the journey. We’re here for a reason. Everyone who is sensitive at all is feeling the importance of these times and knows that the struggles are a part of the process.

Hold onto your hat! Big things are coming. And keep holding onto the hand of that mentor who is helping you through the struggles. You are not alone!

PS: Do you feel ready for the coming transformations? Are you in the flow and ready for that next opportunity coming your way? Or, are you struggling along with so many people these days? If you need answers for questions like “what is my next step?” I can help. Schedule a FREE Discovery Session with me to be sure you are ready! Schedule Here


From RosemarySpace and my family we wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous 2013! May you live Your Richest Life!

Happiness is Family All Around!

MUSE-INGS: Consciousness. Success. Freedom.

These are all concepts that are not easily discussed in a short piece but it makes sense that we are being called at this time to consider these topics. In this long-awaited year of 2012 we will be experiencing an expansion of consciousness that is really challenging every human being to address their own understanding of their ‘self’ and their place in the Universe. I believe that no one will be allowed to ignore what I will name ‘The Call of Consciousness.’

Humanity is on an evolutionary path that is not just about walking upright or brain size or the physical attributes of the human. Quantum Physics is exploring topics that were not even dreamed of 100 or 200 or 1000 years ago. I started my professional career with a degree in mathematics and a job programming complex operations on a computer that filled a huge room in the basement of a building. I think my iPhone has more compute power than the computer on which I did matrix transformations of spectrum allocation analysis [are you suitably impressed?]. When our kids were young we had an Atari computer that has been replaced in our home by a desktop PC, a Mac Book Pro, a Mac Book Air, an iPad, 2 iPhones and a Droid. Not to mention our Kindles, etc. Who even bothers to remember their multiplication table because we all have calculators on our phones?

But because we have computers and technological advances we are not necessarily more advanced as a civilization. We still seem to have a need to kill each other. We still steal from each other, and harm our neighbors and covet what they have. I could list a lot of other things that we do to each other, but I think there is a very simple reason why this list is so long. It’s because we still think of ourselves as separate beings living a separate existence in the world and if I have something then it must be taken from another. And if someone else has something it means that I don’t have that. We then create the need for greed because I want what you have.

We have forgotten that we are all connected in an abundant Universe. We focus on lack – you have something that I lack and, therefore, I must make that imbalance right by going out and getting what I want [‘keeping up with the Joneses’ syndrome] or taking from you so I can feel better about myself when I have it and you don’t [‘king of the mountain’ syndrome]. We think of ourselves as separate and then we act to make ourselves feel better about that separation.

Religions, societies, communities, spiritual teachings all address connectedness in some form, but humans can twist that message into a message of ‘otherness’ and separation that cause great deals of conflicts between parties because they have fallen into the traps inherent in a belief in separation.

Each child in a family is a separate being with a personality all their own, but don’t they, at the same time, feel a sense of connectedness in a family unit? And I’m not talking just about what some people call a ‘family’ but of what we create – the ‘family’ of people united into community by some kind of bond. What if we all started to expand our definition of ‘family’ to include all sentient beings, especially all human beings, so that our awareness encompasses the consciousness of the connectedness of all?

Couldn’t we improve life on Earth by adopting this expansion of consciousness? We are being called to become our greater selves at this time. Think of yourself as connected to all others. Expand your own consciousness. You will be contributing to the expansion of the collective consciousness. This is how your life purpose fits into the whole.



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