Brilliance Archives

Each day, we ask our Luminary to answer, “If you only had 500 words to share, what wisdom would you want to pass on to humanity? What have you learned that matters, and what doesn’t?” We’ve featured wisdom from Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Marci Shimoff, Debbie Ford, Neale Donald Walsh, Mariel Hemingway, Jack Canfield, Janet Attwood and hundreds of additional Luminaries…. and it’s all available to you for FREE in the archives below!


Let Your True Self Take Flight!

Imagine that you are a beautiful bird soaring high above the mountain tops looking over the hills and valleys in awe of every color, every blade of grass, every flower and creature. From your view of the world guided by the rush of wind created in your path, appreciate all that connects you to everything you see. In flight, trust the path that is before you and follow your sense of wonder to lead you to your next stop. When you lose your way, remember to keep your eyes open and allow the greatness of what has been given to… Read more.

Understanding ONENESS- We are all Connected

I want humanity to know oneness. It sounds complicated at first, but it is simple and will change your life forever. It did for me. Oneness is more than a concept. It’s an experience and a way of living. In every culture throughout time there have been saints, mystics, sages, shamans and prophets who have come to the same conclusion: all things in this world are deeply interconnected and ultimately are only diverse expressions of the one original source energy. This was the essential experience and conviction of most of the worlds’ religious founding leaders. They called the Oneness of… Read more.

7 Lessons To Live Fully

1. Life is far too short to hold grudges. I’ve seen too many people lose precious time that could have been used to become closer to family members, all because of a petty disagreement. You should either come to a resolution, or simply agree to disagree. No grudge is worth holding on to. 2. It is also important to remember that in life, there are two main questions you must ask yourself: Were you able to bring joy to others? And, were you able to find joy yourself? If you can positively answer those two questions, then you can deem… Read more.

Get high on inner happiness!

“So many silly wasted years trying to find happiness in all the wrong places”.  That’s what I tell myself these days.  Advice to the young woman I once was (if I were to listen!) would be: “Stop trying to find happiness in sensory pleasures like eating out, smoking, drinking, loud music, fine clothes and jewellery, the newest car, expensive holidays and thinking only of yourself all the time, because I know now that none of these things bring you lasting happiness.”   Phew! All that pressure to conform and trying to make other people like me!  It was so exhausting! What a… Read more.

Why Your Inner Voice Matters Most

Long ago I was given the privilege of access to my inner voice through painting. I managed to survive high school and college by practicing this precious gift. Yet, when real life hit, I became afraid of losing myself in my dream world and let it go. I took a more practical route. I needed to make money and start a family, and be an overall reasonable person. However, it hit me with time that a huge part of me was dying little by little. It felt like I was blindfolded while walking through the dilemmas of this world, and… Read more.

Do You Have Passion for The Possible?

On this day of my life I see clearly that we must explore and develop those ways to engender the passion for the possible in our human development while discovering what that “possible” is. In so doing we will discover ways of transcending and transforming the local self so that extraordinary life can arise. There is no question but that a larger life is latent in the human species and that we live only a small part of the life that is given. Thus it will require from those of you who are really serious about making a difference something… Read more.

The Power That Can Protect Your Dreams

I just had a great conversation with a friend who was telling me about some business associates who have had a complete turn around on their dream. A few months ago, they were enthusiastic and on fire for their future. Unfortunately, they didn’t keep their mental doors locked… and something negative slipped in, and they dropped the pursuit of their dream. All failure begins this way. People may have high hopes, but when their perceived circumstances suggest a lesser outcome is more likely (perhaps via an unexpected obstacle), this perceived discrepancy becomes the initial seed of failure. Being unaware of… Read more.

The Lessons Life Teaches Us

The more I move on in life, the more I realise that not only I am not in control, but that trying to be in control gets in the way of the gifts we are being offered. You might object that getting seriously ill or losing a loved one are far from being gifts. And anyhow, isn’t this fatalistic, resigned to being a puppet at the mercy of the winds? Shouldn’t we do our best to avoid the calamities of life and go in search of happiness? I agree of course, and would never advocate suffering for the sake of… Read more.

How to Love Your Body

Amidst all the DOING don’t bypass BEING. There is no rush. There is no need to try to fix anything in this moment. Take a deep breath. Take a second to feel your body. Lean into YOU. Fall in love with the girl you see in the mirror. She is a friend, a lover, a sister, a daughter, a woman. She is all that and more. Your body is just a container of all these special things, the things you cannot see in your reflection. Always remember you have a body. Remember before your body gets loud and you have… Read more.

The Power That Lies Within

In my teachings, the one message that I really want to emphasize is that there is nothing more important than to stay connected to the Power within. It doesn’t matter what you call it; infinite intelligence, divine mind, God, Presence, it’s all the same, and it is within each and every one of us, waiting for our recognition of it. When we are connected to source, to the infinite wisdom within, there’s inner peace and a feeling of safety that no beliefs in material or outside powers can ever give you. Tune into the guidance by stillness and meditation, but… Read more.

Just Because You Think It, Doesn’t Mean It’s True

Just because you think it, doesn’t mean it’s true. When you believe all of your thoughts, you will find yourself immersed in suffering because thoughts can be deceiving. Understanding and using this single concept in your everyday life, will ease your pain and lighten your moods more than you can imagine. Most people go through life thinking they are simply making observations, when in reality, they add to the facts and make judgements and form opinions. Those judgements and opinions are what create our unease. A fact would be something like, you ate a bowl of ice cream. This is… Read more.

Choose Love In Every Moment

Your every thought, word, and action spring from either love or fear. The nature of your choices determines the quality of your life. Love is the whisper of the Divine, ceaselessly calling creation back toward the Creator. Fear expresses itself as anger, intimidation, insecurity, despair, self-loathing, or any other emotion or behavior not grounded in love. When you choose love, you are coming from your heart and declaring that you trust God to handle the consequences. When you choose fear, you are coming from your head and assuming that you can manage the situation better than God can. Choose love,… Read more.

Installing a Wealthy Mindset

I love to help people transform their relationship with money, so I want to share with you a magnetic process for attracting wealth. First, know that you are already rich. Indeed, you cannot NOT be rich! Why? Because the field of abundance is all around you, within you… it IS you! All possibilities exist in this very moment! To live the wealthy life that is your natural state, tune your energy and focus to the wealth you desire. When you tune your vibration to one of wealth, you can attract wealth by focusing your energy, empowering your vision and magnetizing it… Read more.

Living In The Now

I’ve been called the “Woman of Independent Means.” Funny, but it seems to capture all the vigor and verve of self-sufficiency, achievement and hard core measurable goals which marked my passage and intentions upon entering the decade of the 90s. I determined to change the world, to make quantum leaps in financial gain, to publish and to produce. After all, 40 was upon me and time a’fleeting. Now, closer to 65 than to 40, I realize that the better triumphs have not come from reaching these goals but in the shadows and nuances of missing them. When things have not gone… Read more.

Be Inspired to Succeed by Failing

I believe everything we need to succeed is inside us as children, but it gets slowly pushed out of us as we grow older. By the time we’re teenagers we’ve forgotten these lessons or been forced to bury them. And if you are like me, deep inside you don’t feel any different than you did at age ten or twelve, well, except that you likely don’t play baseball anymore and you probably haven’t done a somersault in years. (I am not suggesting you start.) What I am saying is that you get back a few of those great qualities you had… Read more.

Don’t Just Be Spiritual, DO Spiritual

Are you what people call a “spiritual” person? I think I am – I like to meditate, say affirmations, drink herbal tea and pray. However, I also like to dance to hip hop music, drink coffee and keep up with the Kardashians. You see, if you’re anything like me, you’re a spiritual seeker in a modern world, carrying a yoga mat in one hand and a vanilla latte in the other. You may find it challenging to balance your joy-seeking side with your human side, however, the good news is that we don’t have to choose between our spiritual selves… Read more.

Inner Brilliance and Reaching our Full Potential

Nearly five years ago, I went through a period of deep self-discovery. I was confused about who I was, where my life was going, and how I could ultimately make an impact. You see, through that process I realized that everyone wants to discover their inner brilliance. And with that inner brilliance, they want to make a difference. They want to make an impact on the world. Personally, I discovered that my purpose in life is to empower other people. And now, for the past several years, I’ve been able to fulfill that purpose through my leadership coaching, writing, and… Read more.

Ignite Your Universal Light

At times you may feel alone or lost; like you were born at the wrong time, or into the wrong circumstances. As if you are in constant search for a lost ‘something.” That something is the light within you! You may have had a glimpse at the light every now and again and it gives you comfort, like a “coming home” sort of feeling. It stays with you for a time but diminishes as you move along. It comes back to visit and as much as you want it to stay with you, it fades. Maybe you have seen that… Read more.

Rediscovering Your Love of You

We need to make self-love a lifestyle, not just a practice! I truly believe that the root cause of the majority of the challenges and problems that we as humans face is a lack of self-love, self-worth and self-respect. This is the true epidemic that we face at this time in our evolution. The funny thing is, though: we are all born with the natural ability to love, respect and value ourselves. It is not something we need to learn how to do as we grow up – for the most of us it is something we just need to remember…. Read more.

Energize Your Life With Self Awareness

You are not diminished by your pain. Your spirituality is not measured by the presence or absence of difficulty in your life. Challenge is not a punishment or a reward. It is not a reflection of your value to the world; it is a reflection of your choice to grow and learn and make mistakes. Although your thoughts and attitudes attract and create your life, you are not your thoughts. “Your thoughts control your experience of reality. But your thoughts cannot affect, or change, or control, or even touch who you are.”~ Paul Williams, Remember Your Essence Remembering your essence will… Read more.

How to Welcome and Learn from Restlessness

I used to seek change outside myself: a new promotion or job, home, country to explore, a new relationship. I also channeled my restless nature in physical exertion and a full diary. I was goal-driven, and achievement-focused. As long as I was busy, all was well. To slow down made me painfully aware of the discontent that trailed me like a twinge. I started climbing mountains as a hobby. In the outdoors, my mind slowed and I would return to my sea-level life fresh and recharged. Over time, I wanted to commit to my mountaineering passion as a way of… Read more.

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