Aug 21st: Solar Eclipse – On Purpose

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Tune into the Solar Eclipse with Lessons in the Key of Today for Monday August 21st, 2017:


The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.

–Albert Schweitzer

Everything you have done, everything you have experienced, all that you have learned, all that you have felt, the highs and the lows, all of it, up to this moment, is on purpose. Because all of life is on purpose.

It has all contributed to the sum of what you know and to your reason for being here on the planet: to offer a hand up to someone else. You are here to love, to heal, to comfort, to liberate, to encourage, to guide, to cheer on someone else. Maybe a lot of someone elses. It doesn’t matter how many or how few, it simply matters. And what you now know after a lifetime of learning is what you will now apply to your life purpose, your great work in the world. This is a new beginning for you in terms of how you shine.

I wonder… what is ending and beginning now for you? In what area of life are you setting a course for adventure, turning things around or upside down? How are you going to step into your own light and shine for all your worth? Continue reading “Aug 21st: Solar Eclipse – On Purpose”

Aug 19/20: Loss

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Lessons in the Key of Today for the Weekend of August 19/20th:


“But laugh?” He pressed the flat of his hand against my stomach. “Here lives laugh.” He ran his finger straight up to my mouth and spread his fingers. “Push back laugh is not good. Not healthy.”

“Also cry?” I asked. I traced an imaginary tear down my cheek with one finger.

“Also cry.” He put his hand on his own belly. “Ha ha ha,” he said, pressing his hand to show me the motion of his stomach. Then his expression changed to sad. “Huh huh huh,” he heaved with exaggerated sobs, pressing his stomach again. “Same place. Not healthy to push down.”

― Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear

Remember how the grownups in your life used to say ‘Oh well, there’s no use crying over spilled milk?’ The weekend holds a departure or a release that will ultimately offer a silver lining, but may require some attending to, or cleaning up.

I wonder… when the adult you trusted offered that advice, what types of life events were they referring to at the time? Continue reading “Aug 19/20: Loss”

Aug 18th: The Secret to Winning

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Lessons in the Key of Today for Friday, August 18th, 2017:


The player of the inner game comes to value the art of relaxed concentration above all other skills; he discovers a true basis for self-confidence; and he learns that the secret to winning any game lies in not trying too hard.

–W. Timothy Gallwey, The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

We are about to begin a new journey, or a new chapter, if you will. There is an initiation or integration that is required for this rite of passage, though. These times carry uncertainty, perhaps an unknown destination, and occasionally some turbulent waters. Have no fear, though, for there is always the calm after the storm.

I wonder… what is it you wish for? An end to personal or collective suffering? Love? Happiness? Contentment? Joy? A sense of self? Rewards for a job well done? Forgiveness? Comfort? Peace? Self-expression? Freedom from fear? Continue reading “Aug 18th: The Secret to Winning”