Transformation comes in all shapes and forms. Sometimes it's in your face and sometimes it's a slow burn in the background that you don't even realize you're in the midst of until some really wackadoo and/or intense things start happening. This, folks, is kind of where we're at. Things are heating up and we are slowly inching toward the white hot part of the fire. Remember, the microcosm is a reflection of the macrocosm, and vice versa , so take some time this weekend to think about what parts of your life or persona have been experiencing a slow burn of sorts. Perhaps you've been feeling a malaise, neglect, stuck-ness or some parts of your life/self falling apart or away; observe where you aren't being totally honest with yourself or others (or others to you) about your current reality. See it as part of the cycle of change we're in and trust that if something is meant to leave your life literally or psychologically, that all will be better as a result, even if everything ends up looking and feeling completely different. While this week's PGG talks about this theme, this Instagram post reminds you to turn your wounds into wisdom and in this PGG Video of the week I remind you to that if you lost your job there was a good reason - perhaps these are some of the areas you are dealing with? Deep breaths and as always, please feel free to let me know y our feedback about any and all that I'm doing :) Big hug <3 Kristina
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The Roof is On Fire
Originally published August 18, 2011

In 2009, Southern Australia experienced some of the worst bushfires i n over 20 years. But the climate and landscape make them a regular occurrence, and many flora and fauna have adapted over time to use these periodic blazes to fertilize their soil, spread their seeds, and regenerate more quickly. New species that can thrive in such conditions have been introduced, and folks in many places have even used controlled forest fires to remove underbrush and clear land for other constructive uses.

So with all the heartache and devastation that accompanies such incidents, it’s important to remember that there is a positive and negative aspect to everything – even disasters can ultimately be productive and have a silver lining. One thing is for sure: You cannot ignore a fire.

Sometimes we get to the place where destruction is required so a situation can be addressed/corrected/acknowledged and/or given the opportunity for something new and improved to exist. The riots in London, the stock market and debt ceiling madness, the crises in Syria and Somalia, extreme weather [ current 2019 snapshot: U.S. democracy, British government, global border crisis, climate change, Amazon forest fires, women's rights, Hong Kong, the Middle East to name a few ] and other “fires” here and around the world are ablaze, calling us to pay attention to them in one way or another. It s up to us to know what needs to hosed down, and what needs to simply burn, baby, burn.

In many ancient cultures, it is said the mythical phoenix dies many deaths by bursting into flames, only to return, rising from its own ashes for all eternity.  As you look upon the landscape of your life, what needs to be consumed and let go of in its current form in order to be reborn anew more magnificently?

Can’t quite see through the smoke or feel the heat? Give me a buzz and I’ll show you which fires need to be put out, which need to be stoked, and where you might need to have one lit under your butt so that something better can sprout up in its place, allowing you to move forward in any area of your life. I’ll either be a spark to Light Your Fire or help you with Burning Down the House…

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