Author archives: Dawn

My husband calls me ‘quirky’ because this is the way I think. My brother calls me wacky. I wasn’t always this way…I used to be quite serious and conventional. To look at me you would probably say serious and conventional fits more than quirky and wacky. My family and my close friends know the real me but for the most part I’m still in the closet :-) because my salary comes from a job in corporate America where quirky and wacky are not on the list of desired characteristics…well…I was in the closet. MUT like Me is an idea that came and would not go away. Quoting from Kobi Yamada’s book What Do You Do With An Idea? “I just walked away from it. I acted like it didn’t belong to me. But it followed me. I worried what others would think. What would people say about my idea?” I registered the domain name for this website two years ago and as the book goes on to say, “I kept it to myself. I hid it away and didn’t talk about it. I tried to act like everything was the same as it was before my idea showed up.” You know by now that didn’t work for me but you’ll have to read the book to find out how the story ends…or not. :-) So let me come a little farther out of the closet. I always wondered “Why are we here? Are we just like ants and God is up there watching and laughing at our trials and tribulations? I’m a kind, decent person so why aren’t my dreams coming true? And why does everybody seem get it except me?” I looked for the answer in churches. I looked in self-help books and counseling. I looked in a 12-step program. Everywhere I looked I met patient and compassionate teachers, each with a piece of the puzzle. It took years to remember what I knew before I forgot (more on this later) :-) and today I know why I’m here. I’m here for the joy…the pure joy of this experience on planet Earth. You and I are made up of the same energy as what you might call God, or Source, or Higher Power, what I call the Universe. We are that same energy in physical form. One. And now you may be saying, they are both right…she is quirky AND wacky! To that I say, take what you like and leave the rest. I’m having a blast!


The Reign of My Pysche

Today, March 20, is an auspicious day for endings and beginnings according to astrologers so this morning I thought it fitting to finally end the Reign of My Psyche. I thanked her for protecting me all these years then gently chopped off her head. Not really, but I did take her crown. My Psyche has been Queen of all things Dawn as far back as I can remember. The significance of this dethroning is my willingness to let go of useless patterns in my thinking that I mistakenly believed would lead to the life I wanted. Even though she is…

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Thou Shall Not Play Small

It happened! You know…that instant when something Dawn’s on you    and you slap your palm to your forehead and shout Doh! like Homer Simpson. Mutual of Omaha calls it an “aha” moment. I call it a light bulb moment. Sometimes mine come with a little pang of embarrassment, like this one, because I consider myself to be self-aware. Oh well…I hope to never stop learning and will gladly pay the price of a little pride for a piece of wisdom that can make my life better. Come to think of it, nearly all of these blogs have come from…

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It’s not rocket science

Appreciation is the magic formula you’ve been seeking. —Abraham (Excerpted from the workshop: Albuquerque, NM on September 01, 2004) I learned in the twelve-step program of Al-Anon that making a list of the things I was grateful for and sharing that list with someone else was a quick-fix for a bad attitude or what they called ‘stinkin thinkin’.  They told me if you’re in such a bad place that you can’t think of anything to be grateful for then take out your wallet. “Do you have a driver’s license or an insurance card?” they asked. The purpose of the exercise…

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Did you see her hair?!

Truth be told, there was a time in my past if I was looking at your hair and thinking it looked great that I was probably thinking mine looked crappy. Or, if I was thinking you were having a bad hair day, I was likely thinking that my ‘do looked awesome. Yes, I was a busy body busy judging…me. You see, what appears to be my judgment of you is actually my judgment of me. Here’s how that works. All thought is thought about ourselves (yes it is!). Everything we think and do is because we think it will make us feel…

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This is Selfish

Today I live knowing the power of my thoughts. Today I live knowing the power of my thoughts to bring me peace. Today I live knowing my dreams have come true. Today I live knowing life doesn’t work the way I was taught. Today I live knowing I can do, be and have everything I desire. Today I live knowing they are in the exact right place doing the exact right thing for them. Today I live knowing it‘s not mine to fix or even to judge. Today I live knowing I can love her even if I despise what…

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No guts, no glory!

The words below were written by Sarah Varcas and are part of her November astrology post called Inside Out Change. Sarah calls herself an Intuitive Astrologer. I think she should change that to Wise Intuitive Astrologer.  Click here to read the entire post for November 2014 on her website: Against a backdrop of centuries during which the mind has been deified and the spirit increasingly ignored, if we can’t come up with an answer to a problem we can end up feeling hopeless, ineffective, a failure. The ability to apply logic to life and make it better as a…

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Long goodbyes

You meet who you believe is your forever match. You talk for hours every night. You find out you both love Spiderman and Madonna. You start spending all your free time together. You introduce them to your favorite sibling; you get ‘thumbs up’. You take a weekend road trip and have The Best Time! You’re hitting on all cylinders, perfectly in synch. You start talking about next year and you ask them to move in with you. BAM! POW! SMACK! You find out they were hiding a fetish for cotton balls. You catch them drinking from the milk carton. You…

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Ego is a little word but it will kick your a**!

Last week I wrote about my ego and it appears now to have been the first step on the path to learning a hard lesson. Like praying for patience and shortly thereafter finding yourself in situations that try your patience to the nth degree!! If you’ve been there then you’ll understand how last week when I questioned what purpose our ego really serves that I would be taught ‘the hard way’. Where to start? Do you ever have a day when the first thought that pops into your consciousness in the morning is that you did something wrong? I mean,…

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