Are You Attached To Your Struggle?

Are You Attached To Your Struggle? by Ann Ferguson When I was a child, I asked my Mom questions.  I didn’t ask usual questions typical of a three-year-old. I asked the kind of questions that even adults don’t quite have the answer to. I have a memory of asking my Mom one morning, “How high is up?” I didn’t have a lot of understanding of the world or how it operated, so it was difficult for my mom to give me an answer that would make sense.  I remember her taking a long time to answer.  After a while, she just [...]

Are You Attached To Your Struggle?2022-08-25T15:47:56-06:00

Vulnerability in Connection

Joy comes from connection. Connection to self. Connection to God. Connection to others. Connection comes from vulnerability. As a child I learned the rules to keep safe in a dysfunctional family system. Don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel, don’t share. In me these rules bred disconnection, pain, anxiety, fear, isolation, and numbness. Not joy. In those days I defined happiness as an absence of turmoil. I had no idea it was an actual emotion that could be felt and enjoyed. As a young adult I learned that these family rules were destructive to my wellbeing. It was terrifying and so [...]

Vulnerability in Connection2022-08-29T16:19:52-06:00

See It

My son just jackrabbited his wallet that he thought he lost up in Wyoming last weekend. (If you don’t understand what “jackrabbited” means read The Jackrabbit Factor by Leslie Householder.) Last weekend we drove from St George, Utah to Star Valley, Wyoming for a family funeral. Saturday evening, we drove back from Star Valley, Wyoming to Orem, Utah and stayed the night there. Sunday morning as we were leaving to head home, I asked my son if wanted to drive. He had a panicked/guilty/ embarrassed look on his face. He said he could not find his wallet. It has his [...]

See It2022-08-29T16:40:39-06:00

They Are Watching and Learning

They Are Watching and Learning by Ann Ferguson My son is picking up these principles! Today I took my granddaughters to the park to play.  My son was in drama class, and logistically it didn’t work to have these two busy little girls running around the theatre.  There was a park across the street.   It was a gorgeous day, and there was lots of activity at the park. Olivia, the three-year-old, quickly made friends with another little girl. They were soon besties and were engaged in imaginary games like running away from “the lava monster.” I was following the 18-month-old [...]

They Are Watching and Learning2022-08-25T15:41:49-06:00

Patience is Required When Growing an Oak Tree

Patience is Required When Growing an Oak Tree by Ann Ferguson I have children and a husband who are not interested in learning about the Laws of thought.  They have resisted every nudge I have offered to read the Jackrabbit Factor and learn more about how these laws operate and why they are so cool. I get frustrated when no one wants to  join me on this quest to create a magnificent life.  I try to remember the Law of Gestation when I experience frustration because if not, I will spin into negative places, and behave in ways that are not [...]

Patience is Required When Growing an Oak Tree2022-08-25T08:36:24-06:00

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