Communication

Feelings are between you and you

What you’re feeling is between you and you

(I facilitate a wonderful group called the Life Alignment Program. An excellent question came up from one of the members and I decided to share my response here.)  The question: “Isn’t the point to express feelings, whenever and wherever, in order to be transparent and authentic?” Communicating about your emotional world to those around you […]

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Wrap-up: 7 keys to conscious communication

Here’s the wrap-up of the Seven Keys to Conscious Communication, from my last seven blogs (you can click on any of these to go back to the original blog and refresh your memory–or read it for the first time): Freedom to feel. Connection to self. Speaking the truth. Taking responsibility. Noticing your state. Solving from

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Seventh key to conscious communication: Committing to impeccable integrity

What ideas pop up for you when you read the words impeccable integrity? Here are my thoughts: Integrity: Remember integers? This is about wholeness. All as one. All come into alignment: Thoughts, feelings, words, actions. Impeccable: The dictionary definition of “impeccable” has to do with flawlessness and perfection, but in this work of consciousness, it’s

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Fifth key to conscious communication: Noticing your state

As David Hawkins says, human consciousness is innocent. In other words, no matter what emotional state we’re in, we believe ourselves, and have difficulty accessing other states. If we’re afraid, we see everything there is to be afraid of, and can pull up memories of what has frightened us in the past. If we’re angry,

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Third key to conscious communication: Speaking the truth

People have reasons for not telling the truth. Good ones, even. Reasons like: It’s not that big of a deal. It’s not a good time. It’s inconvenient. White lies keep relationships oiled and running smoothly. You won’t like it. It will hurt your feelings. It’s good to keep some things to yourself; it helps the

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Second key to conscious communication: Connection to self

Have you ever uttered (or heard) these words? “I don’t feel connected to you.” Behind this declaration is an idea that connection is like a delicate thread spun by some mysterious process, one that gets easily cut by an unseen hand. However, if you understand what “connection” is actually made of, you can create intimate

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Beyond fair fighting: Keys to conscious communication

I remember when I first discovered the idea of “fair fighting.” Growing up in a family where the siblings fought quite a lot, this idea made sense to me. Even as kids, there were rules: No pinching. No spitting. No hitting in the face. (Unfortunately, as the youngest, there wasn’t a rule about “fight with

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