Happy Passover and Easter

Posted Thursday, April 21st, 2011. Filed Under Voices of wisdom | 1 Comment

I love this time of year. I celebrate Passover and when this time comes each year I think about the choices I make and want to make and how I want to live my life.

I sent around a note wishing my friends and family a wonderful Passover and I received a reply from a friend of mine, Susie. I wanted to share with you what she said to me: “I also love this time of year and the story of Passover. We can all relate on a personal level. Unlike ancient times, we are no longer oppressed, but many times we CHOOSE to keep ourselves in bondage. Let’s hope it doesn’t take us 40 years to realize we can break those chains!!!”

Life is about choices … this week in my daily dose I added a story around this topic. We have the choice to be the victim, to be unhappy, to be down, to feel not good enough, fat, stupid and so on. That is the voice of our inner critic that we are allowing to keep us in the “bondage” and “chains” of what we believe and think. The great news is we do have the power to change this and change our thinking, feeling an beliefs. It is something that is simple, NOT EASY. Why, because to really break the chains and come out of our self-subscribed bondage we need to break cycles, shift paradigms and begin to love and honour ourself.

This is true whether it is on an individual level or macro, country level. Our limiting beliefs can hold us back OR we can choose to break those cycles and beliefs and begin to create what we want. We are seeing this around the world in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Middle East. I find it ironic that with Passover taking place in Egypt that currently the youth and others are fighting against their oppression. May G-d hear their cries and listen to the peope and bring about democracy and freedom.

It does all begin with gratitude for where we are at and what we have. Be thankful for all that is in your life. From there you can begin to make the changes you want to make. It is baby steps and does take time.

For me this year, 2011, is the Year of the Breakthrough. I have been doing that, personally and professionally. When I think in terms of time how long I have been working to do this it is relatively a short period of time. While you are in the thick of it, it seems much longer. It is worth it. Having a great support group around you is crucial.

Let’s be in the here and now…. Happy Passover and Happy Easter to all my family and friends.

All my love,


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