|Posted on March 8, 2018 at 12:15 AM||comments (1)|
WHEN: Thursday, March 8
CALL IN NUMBER: (845) 277.9394
TIME: 11 AM Pacific Time
SHARON ANN WIKOFF has been in search of spiritual truth since the age of 10. She is passionate about sharing her experience with others, empowering them to find greater peace, self-understanding and a way to embrace all of life.
Hope you'll join me for this LIVE radio program!
|Posted on March 7, 2018 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Have you ever had a new insight…or new awareness…or feel you are at a new level of understanding and then loose it? I’ve actually wondered about this for years. My chiropractor for over 30 years in southern California shared with me once that he saw shifts in people, time and time again, and then 3 months later, they would come back and the challenge he had cleared had returned.
A couple of months ago, I went on a retreat for 12 days, and when I returned home, felt that I had had a shift in my perception, a heightened awareness. Then within 48 hours I saw it beginning to vanish.
The same thing just happened recently. I had been on a retreat, returned home with a heightened awareness and then felt I was getting caught up in the “old ways”. So, I’m recalling how this challenge was solved last time and hopefully this time too. It was so simple….all I had to do was…
SIT IN SILENCE…for a longer time than usual!
I recall that last time, all I needed to do was to sit in the silence, longer than usual and to be still and allow the pull of the outer world to fade away. When I did this, I found that my connection to the Presence returned. The pull of daily life was not so strong. For me, sitting in the silence, brought me back to the heightened awareness I had experienced during the retreat.
Amazing, how easily the mind forgets what we really need. Living in the world, there are many pulls on our attention, many things calling to us... grocery shopping, work, family challenges, children, parents, house cleaning, emails, etc. No wonder we are pulled away from being in the quiet, sitting in the silence.
And yet how wonderful it is to know though, that just going into the silence, can support us in keeping and maintaining a new level of consciousness!!!
However, it’s my experience that…
The deeper the shift in your consciousness, the more time in the silence is needed in order to stabilize the new level of awareness.
When one takes the time to sit in the silence, letting go of the day and all that happened, letting go of whatever the “mind” is thinking about, a new clarity comes, living in the “higher” state comes more spontaneously, without thought, a peacefulness returns.
I’ve also observed through the years, that if I’m very attached to a particular challenge, or something very important in pressing on me, I may need to sit more than once to really clear away the confusion. This is why, creating a daily practice of sitting is so important. When you create a life-style that allows for daily practice then many of the little challenges are handled by such a practice.
Join me this Thursday, March 8th at 11 am Pacific Time, on
Blog Talk Radio
for a conversation about this subject,
FINDING PEACE…A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE AND PRACTICE.
Here is the direct link.
Feel free to call in to the LIVE program directly. Here is the number for the LIVE show: (845) 277. 9394
I’d love to hear from you in regarding to your “sitting” practice.
My email is SharonAnnWikoff@gmail.com
With love, Sharon
|Posted on March 6, 2018 at 2:35 AM||comments (0)|
As I was driving back to Nevada City today…looking at the mountains with AWE, gratitude came to mind.
I did have such gratitude for the gorgeous countryside I was driving through. Hugh mountains…spotted with snow, with the lake below, partly frozen over. I love our Mother Earth. And during this trip to the Reno area in Nevada I fell in love with the country side for the first time. I saw it in an entirely new way during this visit.
As I was entering the area last week…driving south from Reno into the Washoe Valley, the landscape was breath-taking. The valley was vast and wide-spread, surrounded by mountain peak after mountain peak, all covered in snow. I was in awe as I drove down into the spacious country side. I enjoy relating to our Mother Earth in a personal way. So, on this drive, what I saw was countryside, wide-open, vast, with great spaciousness…like a playground to explore and grow in. The land was fairly barren, open for planting and creating within with high mountain tops, to climb. There is so much to be grateful for.
I was reminded that years ago, a minister friend of mine, suggested to us studying with her to write down three things we are grateful for at the end of each day. I found this practice to be so inspiring. It allowed me to really honor the little things in each day that I was grateful for.
These are my three gratitudes for today:
1. I’m grateful for the gorgeous countryside on Mother Earth.
2. I’m grateful for the daily opportunity to learn and grow and for deeper self-understanding.
3. I’m grateful for the warmth of my home, even when it’s 36 degrees outside, the inside in warm and welcoming.
So, I invite you to consider such a practice.
What are YOU grateful for TODAY?
Wishing you a day of seeing life in a new way!
|Posted on March 4, 2018 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
I’ll be hosting some radio programs this month that are aligned with some of the areas I’ve been blogging about, so I wanted to share with you these programs.
You can access them all online at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/VoiceOfChange or you can call into the program directly at: 845 277 9394 when it is live.
Program will be held on Thursday’s at 11 am, Pacific Time. However, they are subject to change which will be noted on the website.
Below are the dates, link and a description about the program. Join me! Call in!
I’d love to talk with you on air about these topics!
With love, Sharon
MARCH 8: Finding Peace- A Spiritual Perspective and Practice
Do you seek a greater PEACE? Would you like to find a way to be at peace with all that is going on in the world. There is a way to be in the world, fully engaged and totally at peace. Creating a life-style that allows you to begin a couple simple practices, can make all the difference in the world. Tune in for this introduction to three simple practices which can transform your life and the way you look upon the world. We'll also touch on how to create a life-style that supports your spiritual practice and some basis truths...universal truths, the world revolves around.
MARCH 15: Meditation Made Simple
Meditation can be a very simple way. It does not have to be difficult or impossible. During this program I’ll talk about how to begin a practice of meditation in a very simple way. In addition, I’ll share with you two ways it can be helpful. One, is to bring greater clarity to your Outer World...your day to day living. And the second, is how to explore your Inner World and discover more about you.
MARCH 22: Creating a Life-Style that Really Works for You
Do you yearn for a less hectic life? Do you yearn to have time to take a walk in nature? Do you yearn to have less stress? All of this is possible if you are willing to "re-think" your daily life. Join us for this program today and be inspired to create a life-style that works for YOU.
MARCH 29: The Power of Your “Self-Talk”
On the program today, Sharon will speak about the POWER of Self-Talk. Have you ever listened, REALLY listened to your "self-talk". Self-Talk is that inner dialogue that is going on through the day. Listening to what you are saying to yourself, can be very revealing. Sometimes, we don't realize the messages we are giving our self, every day, all day long. Tune in and learn a simple way to check yourself and discover if your self-talk is empowering or disempowering for you. In addition, learn a simple way to transform your self-talk immediately.
SHARON ANN WIKOFF has been in search of spiritual truth since the age of 10. She is passionate about sharing her experience with others, empowering them to find greater peace, self-understanding and a way to embrace all of life. She is author of the ebook, Honoring Your Spiritual Journey.
|Posted on March 2, 2018 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
“It isn’t enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn’t enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.”
|Posted on February 28, 2018 at 1:40 AM||comments (0)|
Have you ever listened consciously to the “talk” that in going on within your mind?
Years ago, I was in a writing class, and the intention was to write a book of 50,000 words in 6 months, I believe it was. So, I thought it would be a great idea to write about our inner dialogue. So, I decided to keep track of the type of thoughts I was saying to myself. I was shocked; much of it was so negative.
You’ll never do that!
Why are you doing it that way?
Why did you say that?
At first I kept a tally list with only two columns. One column was positive self-talk and the other column was negative self-talk. I was so surprised that I told myself such negative things. After a while, the list became more specific and I’d focus on the different types of self-talk.
I invite you to LISTEN to your inner voice.
What is it telling you?
Do you like what it is saying?
Today, my inner dialogue is much more positive.
Yes, you’ll be able to do that!
You did a great job teaching today!
Great job, you’ve done yoga every day since you arrived on your retreat!
And yet, we have to be the "watchful observer", making sure those negative thoughts aren't sneaking into our inner diagolue. I hope you can enjoy the process of listening to your inner dialogue and getting to know yourself on an even deeper level. It really is an exciting adventure to discover more about our self.
Learning about our self and learning to create that which we want in the world is a life-time adventure. Enjoy the journey!
With great love,
Please email me at email@example.com I’d love to hear from you.
|Posted on February 28, 2018 at 1:30 AM||comments (0)|
I’ve always been drawn to the words, “know yourself”. To me, there has always been a pull to know myself. There are so many ways that one can know them self. I think I’ll brainstorm here, just how one can know them self.
To know your talents
To know your skills
To know the foods your body likes
To know what your body doesn’t like
To listen to your body when it speaks to you
To know what experiences nurture you
To know what experiences do not nurture you
To know what your self- talk is
To know when you act against your internal compass
To know when you are aligned with your spirit
To know the values you stand for
To know the attributes you easily show
To know the attributes that are difficult for you to express
To know if you have something to forgive
To know if you have an inner emotional dis-ease
To know when your body needs rest
To know when your body needs exercise
I so enjoy blogging, because it is a means for me to challenge myself, to bring forth something new.
I invite you to create such a list.
What do you know about yourself?
What do you not know about yourself?
Is there an area you want to explore?
Any of these questions or the questions you come up with are excellent for self-inquiry. Just ask a question, sit with it and see if something arises. If so, wonderful, you have another piece of the puzzle. If nothing arises, just allow the question to remain. The universe does hear you! The universe is purposeful. You never know when a response may come to your open- ended question. Enjoy the mystery.
Sending great love to you… knowing YOU are a unique soul on this planet Earth, with a special and unique reason for being! LOVE YOURSELF!
I’d love to hear from you. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Posted on February 27, 2018 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Last night, great winds came up during the night! Winds that actually woke me up, which is very unusual. To make matters worse, or should I say to make things NOSIER, there was a tarp on the roof, that had come loose but was still attached to the structure it was protecting by a single rope and was flapping all around constantly!
As it was blowing around, it would have one type of sound when hitting the roof, another sound when hitting the window and still another sound when it would hit the sky-light. The sounds were different in each moment. It really was entertaining as I became more aware of the various sounds.
As I lay there half asleep and half awake, I compared it to the TRUTH that we live by or the VALUES that we stand for. When we aren’t sure of our way; when we aren’t sure of our values, we are blown this way and that...just like the tarp was the blown this way and that with the winds.
Not knowing what we stand for, we stand for nothing. We may have a thought here or a thought there, but with no consistency, with no certainly, and thus with no authority!
So, I inquired, “Am I like that tarp, just blowing this way and that, or do I stand for something, is there stability in that which I stand for?”
And so I ask you, WHAT DO YOU STAND FOR?
And then I inquired, “Is what I stand for hidden away or can it be heard just as the tarp was so easily heard last night?”
And so I ask you, ARE YOUR VALUES VISIBLE OR HIDDEN AWAY?
I do believe that we are in an era where each voice is important and has a purpose in connection to the greater whole.
I invite you to…
and to have FAITH that YOU have a role to play in creating a world that works for everyone, not just a few.
Let your voice be heard!
In addition, I invite you to be aware of what is happening in THIS moment.
And as I come to do this more and more… without anger, judgement or repulsion, the present moment, brings to me an awareness about life that is refreshing, deepening…and very meaningful.
Please comment here or send me your thoughts. I’d love to hear from you.
|Posted on February 15, 2018 at 1:10 AM||comments (0)|
Today being Valentine’s Day, you might have been the recipient of LOVE or the giver of LOVE. Or perhaps you were disappointed by what a day of “LOVE” could have looked like for you.
We often have high expectations of such a day as Valentine’s Day, wanting it to be “perfect” and anticipate what might take place. If we have high expectations then disappointment may follow. And if we are really honest with our self about life and living, there is much we may be exposed to that is not what you would call “loving”. And yet we want desperately to live in the field of LOVE! Thus, how do we find harmony, peace or contentment with all this?
There are some spiritual Truths that have helped me when everything doesn’t seem perfect…so thought I’d share them.
1. Everyone is always doing the best they can in that moment.
2. Life is purposeful
3. Each of us have a role to play
4. You have choice
5. Accept what is
Karla McLaren, author of The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You wrote this about LOVE.
“The truth about love is this: Love is constant; only the names change.
Love doesn’t just restrict itself to romantic relationships.
Love is everywhere-in the hug of a child, in the concern of a friend,
in the center of your family, and in the hearts of your pets.”
In addition, the situations, that appear imperfect, because we would like things to be differently, are perhaps an opportunity for us to learn and grow, to open our heart…if we can be open to such imperfection. Rumi’s poem, The Guest House, puts this so beautifully.
If you day wasn’t perfect according to you expectations, perhaps this will bring some comfort to you… even some LOVE.
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Sat Shree, a Realized Teacher, writes this about the heart.
“The human heart expands through trials, troubles, disappointments, losses and failures.
Human maturity is the capacity to include everything in our lives.
The purified heart carries a capacity to accept and love without repulsion or judgment.
The mature heart surrenders to what IS.”
So no matter what you day brought…
Know that even with the ups and downs….
The so called good or bad….
As Rumi says….all “has been sent as a guide from beyond.”
Sending much LOVE your way….
S h a r o n A n n W i k o f f
Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner EFT-CC, EFT-ADV, Minister, Elementary Educator, Parent-Child Educator
Private sessions are available in person, by telephone or video.
Create a life-style with daily practices that supports YOU in your becoming!