This certainly has been an interesting presidential election experience…for all of us. Unfortunately, it has also been an incredibly divisive and disempowering to the American people. Did you give away your power?
Have you been paying attention to the campaign? If so, have you been noticing more negativity in your life recently? Are you feeling angrier or more stressed? Are you more skeptical and judgmental of people you don’t even know? Are you fearful about the possible outcome of the presidential election? Are you more worried about your future? Are you feeling hopeless and like things are out of control? Read More
Five days following the Charleston, SC, racially motivated church shooting, President Obama pronounced that slavery and discrimination are in our DNA and that “we’re not cured of it” (racism) during an interview with Marc Maron on WTF with Marc Maron. Though I don’t think it was intentional, I found this statement extremely disempowering to us as a nation and to us as individuals. Implying that racism is in our DNA and that it is a disease that is difficult, if not impossible, to cure is a limiting belief that takes away our power to experience the shift and change that we are wanting.
Racism is not in our DNA. Racism exists today for one reason and one reason only – because we give thought and attention to it. Mr. President, there really is a cure for racism…we just need to change our thoughts and our focus. Read More
My latest article, which was published in the Expert Speakers’ monthly newsletter. Something that I feel very strongly about…
Using Ferguson, New York, Boston and Baltimore Events to Create a New Reality
By Karin Cross
Every experience in life is an opportunity to better define what is wanted for the future. From the perspective of right now, do you want more of the same or do you want something different? If you want more of the same, do nothing and continue to focus on what is. If you want something different, however, then your thoughts and actions must shift to reflect the change that is wanted. Creating a different experience is simply a matter of making a choice and lining up your thoughts and actions with this choice. This is the Law of Attraction at work – what you focus upon expands.
Recent events in Ferguson, New York, Boston and now Baltimore present all of us with the opportunity to look at what is and decide whether we want more of the same or something different. If we want more of the same – fear, anger, frustration, powerlessness, loss – then we simply need to keep doing what we’re doing and continue to focus on what is – the details of each event, blame and the past. This is typically how we tend to respond – unconscious, reactionary and totally focused on the negative – and thus the reason that social change takes so long. Read More
Recently, I’ve noticed 5 and 10 day gratitude challenges circulating around Facebook. I’ve enjoyed reading some of the posts and thought it a bit humorous when a few began to grumble about running out of ideas to jot down on their lists. Since today is my 105th consecutive day of writing 10 DIFFERENT “things” each day for which I am grateful, I thought I would share how this practice of gratitude has changed my perspective and my life.
The key to creating abundance in any area of your life – financial, love, peace, joy, fulfillment, health, etc. – is feeling abundant NOW. You have to feel it in your bones every minute of every day. Read More
I want to teach the world to “breathe LOVE.”
Take a deep breath. Let it out slowly…and again…and again. As you breathe in, think of whomever or whatever you are wanting to uplift or support or connect to with your love, and FEEL the essence of that love deeply and unconditionally. Just FEEL the love. As you exhale, release each breath slowly and attach to its flow the love you are feeling in this moment. Do this for 68 seconds, approximately 6 to 8 deep breaths in and out, at least once each day. I recommend this as an afternoon rejuvenating exercise. In fact, I propose we start a new workplace practice called, “the LOVE break.” J
Why feel love and why 68 seconds? Read More