Category: paying attention

Standing up to a bully – Why is it so hard?

Standing up to a bully – Why is it so hard?

I had enough and I am Standing up to a Bully!  I have been bullied all of my life.  Bullies come in all shapes and sizes, they can be men or women, family, friends, and strangers.  It can start out innocently enough and progressively get worse.  Often the victim of bullying suffers greatly as a …

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Weekly Affirmation – Understanding

Weekly Affirmation – Understanding

Each week I find it helpful to use affirmations.   I personally find using the same affirmation for 7 days more effective, so I will share them each Thursday with you. You may ask why Thursday, well it usually is the day of the week that I struggle the most.   I found Sunday’s as a start not working …

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Are you paying attention?

Are you paying attention?

Over the past few months I have been paying attention to what has been happening in this country.   What happened yesterday morning has me completely shaken.   Because at the time that the Terrorist walked into a congregation and shot and killed so many, I too was in church.   Granted a different church …

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Focus on the new… have faith everything will make sense!

Focus on the new… have faith everything will make sense!

  Focus on the new when I am reeling from a situation?   Seriously?!!! Sounds rather trite doesn’t it?   Well let me share something that recently happened to me and it has helped me focus on the new rather than whatever is lost. I am a little in shock, then I realize God removes things, situations …

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Thank you Taylor Swift!

Thank you Taylor Swift!

  Taylor Swift this week has show incredible grace under pressure.   She is fearless in her pursuit for what is right.  Taylor Swift is in court as a result of a sexual assault that she endured.  Mind you she is in court because the assailant is suing her because he lost his job as a …

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There are no accidents….

There are no accidents….

There are no accidents in life, everything happens for a reason.   We may not always know why, but we certainly can trust when they do happen it is something we must pay attention to.   This quote from Marcus Aurelis came exactly when I needed to see it.   “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a …

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The Human Experience – Dealing with Conflict

The Human Experience – Dealing with Conflict

So we are all in agreement that we came here for the human experience.    Some parts of this human experience I am not thrilled about.   Ironically, it it is those parts that I am learning so much from.   We all have free will, we can either do what is right or not. Conflicts seem …

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Focus on the good…

Focus on the good…

There are so many times you can fall into despair over what is happening in your life.   You face many challenges and it just doesn’t seem like you can’t get a break.   The harder you work towards a goal the more struggle you have. Obstacles are placed in your way and they are unfair.   The …

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Steve Jobs changed the world…

Steve Jobs changed the world…

It is amazing how much I relate to this person.   He failed so many times and came back stronger than before.  He lead a revolution in the world with personal computers.   He had vision and so many did not understand him. The world is different today because of him and the things he dared to …

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Talk – Church of Spirtual Oneness Erie PA – November 6, 2016

Talk – Church of Spirtual Oneness Erie PA – November 6, 2016

esterday I had the honor of speaking at the Church of Spiritual Oneness in Erie PA.   It was one of those moments that inspired me.   That my trusting Spirit was completely rewarded.    I knew what I was going to say was going to affect several people there.   It was a powerful reaction.  Beautiful, loving and …

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Rev. Colleen Kulikowski