Thoughts & Inspiration

Appreciation 900 600 onpurpose


  “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama As I sit at the wonderful coffee shop, drinking the best Almond Milk Latte, ever, I reflect on those moments of pure gratitude. The sweetness of life, the joy of giving, and the goodness of heart centered beings, [...]read more
Busy and Balance 900 675 onpurpose

Busy and Balance

  “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay It seems to me that these two words might work against [...]read more
Winds of Change 900 600 onpurpose

Winds of Change

  “Things do not change; we change. “ – Henry David Thoreau I knew enough to know that I needed to write it out, my heart is yearning to express, my thoughts swirling around waiting to land. As soon as I starting typing tears start rolling down my cheeks. So where do I start with [...]read more

Let Life Happen!

“Let life happen to you. Believe me: life is in the right, always.”

Rainer Maria Rilke
Let Life Happen! 900 600 onpurpose
Surrender 900 507 onpurpose


  “Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? what could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life — and see how life suddenly starts [...]read more
Working With it All 900 599 onpurpose

Working With it All

  “So this is how you swim inward. So this is how you flow outwards. So this is how you pray.” – Mary Oliver Not feeling like it or feeling up to par stops me in my tracks at times. If I keep moving with the energy, I seem to move back into the flow. [...]read more
Healing 900 600 onpurpose


  “Start by doing what’s necessary then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi I had a great break through a few days ago which was intense, hard, and wonderful at the same time. I met with a healer last week and we had a powerful session. In [...]read more
Soulmate 900 600 onpurpose


  “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. “ – EE Cummings I don’t even know where to begin with this one, it feels like it has been writing me. It started two and half years ago, I met someone special online. He is strong, spiritual, [...]read more
Meditation, Grace, and Doing The Dishes 900 600 onpurpose

Meditation, Grace, and Doing The Dishes

  “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” ―Buddha In my meditation today, I felt it in a way that I felt the depths of my experience of the innerness- my innerness and soul. I felt and saw grace, I felt it wash over my entire being, then I felt myself send [...]read more
Shadow 900 598 onpurpose


  “Shadow work is the path of the Heart Warrior.” – Carl Jung What is the shadow? Our shadow selves are the subconscious parts of ourselves, both positive (light) and negative (dark), which we repress, deny and hide. Shadow work is essential to breaking through to your authentic self. Our shadow selves live in our [...]read more

Going Within to Get Out

“The only journey is the one within.”

Rainer Maria Rilke
Going Within to Get Out 900 600 onpurpose
Here and Now 900 483 onpurpose

Here and Now

  “Even in the midst of chaos, there is always a higher order seeking to emerge.” Michael Bernard Beckwith I finished my consulting interim CEO position in Sacramento, it was a 6 month position and I was grateful to work with wonderful people at Boys & Girls Club with an incredible mission. I was also [...]read more
It’s All of It! 900 600 onpurpose

It’s All of It!

  I would like to talk about our emotions today, accepting all of ourselves unconditionally, and fully loving ourselves. We are not perfect in this human experience and we are infinite divine beings in our spiritual selves, made of pure love, joy, and abundance. For me, embracing all of me has not always been easy- [...]read more
Peace in the Midst of the Storm 900 550 onpurpose

Peace in the Midst of the Storm

  Thursday was a profound day for me. I went to Nia Dance (Nia-Dance, helps to heal the body, spirit, mind and emotions), with a heavy heart after another shooting incident the night prior. 14 lives lost in San Bernardino, senseless killings, and there’s no way to even wrap myself around it. It happened again, [...]read more

Moving Back Into the Authentic Flow

Where are you blocking flow in your life? “When you’re living in the flow things…

Stephanie Zamora
Moving Back Into the Authentic Flow 900 675 onpurpose

Grief and Opening

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is…

Eckhart Tolle
Grief and Opening 900 600 onpurpose
The Inner Journey 900 560 onpurpose

The Inner Journey

  The journey for us is an inner journey. It’s that soft, quiet yet ever so powerful voice. It’s our soul speaking, our divinity coming through. It’s unconditional love, purpose and alignment. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle As we move through life we find that what is going on in [...]read more
Meditation is Listening 900 481 onpurpose

Meditation is Listening

  “Meditate! Let the light of the heart engulf you.” – Gurumayi Chidvilasananda I spoke about meditation and the bumpy road it was for me in the beginning. Now it’s not perfect but I’m more in the flow and it touches my heart deeply. What has helped me with meditation is staying diligent. I apply [...]read more
Meditation 900 522 onpurpose


  For me meditation has been an unfolding, a discovering, and a surrendering experience. The first few times I meditated I was all over the place. My mind was jumping from one thing to another and, in no way, was it peaceful. Over a few years I would try it off and on and really [...]read more
Fierce Compassion 900 506 onpurpose

Fierce Compassion

  Good Morning! My name is Michelle Arellano and I am a licensed minister for Centers for Spiritual Living. I’m a professional, a mom, a spiritualist and a compassionate in training. I am honored to be with you here today. From the first time I stepped foot in here, felt the warm welcoming energy, and [...]read more

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