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Daily Tune-Up: Break the Routine

tuneupdailyWednesday, June 17

Having a routine can sometimes keep you stuck. It’s a bit like riding an elevator that is going backwards. When we’re into our routine, we are stuck on that backwards moving elevator. What good does that do us? How do we break that cycle, how do we move forward?

Today, find a way to break your routines, to fight the pull of the escalator. In order to grow and transform spiritually we have to be constantly willing to change it up. 

June 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Other People’s Happiness


Yesterday I wrote about removing hatred from our hearts. One of the ways to do this is to rejoice at other people’s happiness.

Is there a friend or relative you’re jealous of? Be happy for them instead.

May 10, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Burn The Paper

tuneupdaily8Friday, April 24 (yeah, it’s yesterday’s)

Here is a technique for banishing fear that comes from a great kabbalist who lived during the 16th century, Rav Isac Luria (The Ari, the Holy Lion.)

Light a candle and sit down with a pencil and a small piece of paper. Write down your fear on the paper, and meditate upon it. Summon forth the feelings and symptoms associated with the fear. Then write down all the emotions and feelings that this fear causes you. Acknowledge to yourself that your own reactive nature, from this life or a past life, is responsible for the manifestation of this fear.

Now take the paper and burn it!

Find time to do this today. Many people get great relief from this simple technique.

April 25, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Doze Into OK


Saturday, April 18

I’m ok. And I’m sure you are too. Though you may have moments of your life when you feel less than ok, and occasionally more than ok, the general consensus is usually ok.

And I’m here to tell you that’s not ok. Complacency is one of our biggest enemies in our spiritual work.

Don’t let yourself doze into “OK” today.

April 18, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Where’s the Monkey

Thursday, April 9

Giving with agenda lessens your return. Every time you help and then wait for the thank you, you diminish the Light you just revealed.

Agenda is always there. It’s a monkey sitting on your shoulder, sabotaging all your good deeds. Getting rid of this pesky primate means constantly being aware of its presence.

Today, before you help, ask yourself, “where is my monkey now?”

April 9, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Give It Five

Wednesday, April 8

Don’t get too caught up in what people say about you. Most of the time they’re not aware of what comes out of their mouths.

You might have experienced this: someone insults you and it sticks with you for days until you finally confront the person, only to be told in earnest, “I said what? I don’t even remember.”

This happens a lot more than we think.

Don’t take it personally today. Let everything go. Ask yourself, “will I care about this in five years from now?” Or better yet, five minutes.

April 8, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | 2 Comments

Daily Tune-Up: The Proactive Formula



Monday, April 6 (Yes, I’m behind)

I want to share with you a useful way to deal with any challenge you may face in your life:

The Proactive Formula

  1. an obstacle occurs
  2. realize your reaction is the real enemy
  3. shut down your reactive system and invite the Light in
  4. effectively express your proactive nature

Use this three times today. Yes, it’s work. But it works.

(These emails come from here and you can learn much more by heading to the site.)

April 8, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | 1 Comment

Daily Tune-Up: A Joyful Heart

tuneupdaily6Friday, March 27

Certain things are simply not possible. It is impossible for Light and darkness to coexist in the same space. And it is impossible for a person whose soul is filled with joy to experience hatred in any form. When you hate anyone or anything, there is a dark space in your heart.

When you feel the cold grip of hatred closing in on you today, remember what I wrote. When you take this teaching to heart, hatred is an impossibility for you, just as surely as a brightly lit room can’t also be dark.

March 27, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune Up: Joy is Critical

Saturday, March 21

Joy and happiness is critical this month because it creates joy for the entire year. Constant change connects you to happiness.

Today, find something in yourself that you want to change. Put that at the top of your list and make it part of your focus this week.

March 21, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: BOOMERANG

Friday, March 20

Your consciousness and your thoughts determine what comes into your life. What you send out is what comes back. BOOMERANG!

We all have negative thoughts. And yet, it’s in our power to not let those thoughts dominate us.

Today, notice where your thoughts are.

March 20, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: Do You Care?


Wednesday, March 4 (I’m a few days behind on this, but this one’s particularly good) 

Kabbalah doesn’t care about how much you know. It cares about how much you care. This is the core of what it means to be a spiritual, compassionate person who is growing closer to the Creator.

Show your care today, preferably to someone you’re judging.

March 7, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune Up: Minus the Calculations

Tuesday, February 24

Many times we want to give conditionally and yet expect others to give us unconditionally. The universe doesn’t work that way. When we calculate our sharing, we end up with people who do the same to us.

Find one way your sharing is limited. Let go of your expectations and just give. That’s how you can attract more unconditional people into your life.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment

Daily Tune-Up: What Do You Love About It?

Jealousy is a happiness destroyer. Our own. It softens our focus on what we have. And lack of appreciation is synonymous with lack of happiness.

Walk into your life today as if it were the first time. Look around yourself. What do you love about what you see?

February 14, 2009 Posted by | Inspiration | , , , | Leave a comment