Cosmic Love Story Revisited

Cosmic Love Story Revisited
Mar 04, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
"For a fully enlightened being, the difference between what is neurosis and what is wisdom is very hard to perceive, because somehow the energy underlying both is the same." - Chodron (1991, p. 21)

Love Story ♡ (Photo credit: Flocke™)

Hope and fear are intimately connected. There are things we like and want to keep, and there are things we don't like and want to get rid of. We are attached, and repelled; repelled and attached. It is easy to let go when we don't want something anymore, but letting go of something that we still desire, or even crave on some level, is quite another matter. How can we come to know more intimately the feelings we...

Dallas Divorce Conference Panelist: Luann Robinson Hull

Dallas Divorce Conference Panelist: Luann Robinson Hull
Feb 26, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
I'm honored to be a panelist at the festival where my book, "Happily Ever After Right Now" won an award, and discuss marketing approaches for authors. Here is the information, and you may go to the festival's website for more details as well: WHEN & WHERE:  Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Stonebriar, 1549 Legacy Drive in Frisko, TX. MY PANEL:  2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Happily Ever After Marriage COST:  $35.00 If you live in the area, I'd love to see you!

Radio Interview on The Best People We Know with Luann Robinson Hull

Radio Interview on The Best People We Know with Luann Robinson Hull
Feb 25, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
TUESDAY, February 25, 2013 I'll Be on  The Best People We Know radio show with Deborah Scott! Please tune in and feel free to CALL!  Click here to hear the recorded show!

Find a Way to Love Yourself

Find a Way to Love Yourself
Feb 24, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
love yourself (Photo credit: crafty_dame)

Dear Hearts,

Wanting to do a post Valentine’s Day “check-in” with you! I was recently accepted as a writer for Huffington Post. My first article was titled “ 3 Practical Valentine’s Tips for Attracting or Enhancing Love” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/luann-robinson-hull/love-advice_b_2641372.html).

The following excerpt is step 1: Find a Way To Love Yourself.

You can read and post your comments to the complete article using the above link, or comment on this post.  Stay tuned next week for more tips.

Find a way to love yourself. I realize the whole idea of “self-love” has been “woo wooed” to death. Nonetheless, it is the single most important factor for you to figure out how to do. And while you are in the discovery process, please...

Watch Your Words

Watch Your Words
Feb 11, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
The 5th and final step in our series on New Year, New View, New Perspective, is: “Watch Your Words”

In the following vignette, we are coming from the female perspective, though clearly the genders can be flipped to fit any scenario/dialogue where the example below could be useful.

“Do not cause harm by your words, actions, and deeds. Make certain there are no hidden agendas in what you are presenting. Look at the facts from a place of observation instead of judgment and state them clearly. 

Do say, “I noticed that when you were an hour late for dinner it seemed to really bother me. Can you help me understand what caused your delay? How can we communicate more clearly next time? I am willing to be...

Assume You Are an Active Participant

Assume You Are an Active Participant
Feb 04, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Step 4 in our series called New Year, New View, New Perspective, is a simple, but important one: "Assume You are an Active Participant in What's Going on."

Birds of Paradise (Photo credit: maxful) Regardless of how you see it, the reality is that you have been invited to the ball, and both of you are "dancing" here. Any issues you face may look as though they are all "him," but they aren't. Be clear on your part in getting out of rhythm and discover what you can do to shift it if you aren't comfortable with the tempo anymore. Let that sit for a while. Next week we'll cover the final step in gaining a New View & New...

As Without, So Within

As Without, So Within
Jan 29, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Step 3 of our series called New Year, New View, New Perspective is "Remember: As Without, So Within."



Let's get right to it, shall we?

Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (1964) introduced the idea of "active imagination" in dream interpretation. His exercises consist of listing each person who shows up in a dream. Who is visiting and what message do they bring me? Is there any part of me that is trying to get my attention here through them? Could they all be representing some aspect of me?

Use this technique with your significant other. If you wish your partner would tell you he/she loves you, assume you need to tell yourself more often. If you want them to call more frequently, ask how...

Watch for Familiar Patterns

Watch for Familiar Patterns
Jan 21, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Continuing in our series,“New Year, New View, New Perspective,” here is Step 2, which is “Watch For Familiar Patterns.” We are working toward “repositioning” or changing the messages about relationships in our minds (our conditioning).  I believe this week’s step is crucial in developing a fresh, new perspective on intimacy and how we relate to our partners.

If what's played out between you and your partner feels familiar, it probably is. Be vigilant. It is critical that you notice the behavioral patterns showing up here that haven't worked for you before, so that you can clearly see what you want to change in yourself. We will cover the topic of “As Without, So Within,” next week, and how to begin to make...

A Panel Event: The Art of Marketing and Promotion

A Panel Event: The Art of Marketing and Promotion
Jan 19, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
I'm honored to be a panelist at the festival where my book, "Happily Ever After Right Now" won an award, and discuss marketing approaches for authors. Here is the information, and you may go to the festival's website for more details as well:

WHEN & WHERE:  Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omni Parker House Hotel, 60 School Street in Boston, 02108. MY PANEL:  11.am.-12:15 p.m. The Art of Marketing and Promotion – An examination of what it takes to get your book noticed in a crowded marketplace. Panelists: Stephanie Blackman, Publisher, Riverhaven Books Katherine Mayfield, Author, “The Box of Daughter” Mollie Ostroski, Author/Publisher, “Duck Tape” Suzie Canale, Author, The Candy Roses of Cape Care Me! COST:  FREE If you live in the area, I'd love to...

Your Partner's Behavior Mirrors Your Own

Your Partner's Behavior Mirrors Your Own
Jan 14, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
Last week we began a new series, "New Year, New View, New Perspective" -- a continuation of a series we did last year titled "Those Things That Trigger You Are a Gift." To start off our series, our first step is "Assume Your Partner's Behavior Mirrors Your Own."  Let's jump in!

It is way too easy to get into the "he is a jerk" game (we'll go with the male example from here on out to keep it fluid, but this piece is equally applicable for both male and females). When we become irritated, it takes courage to look at the situation from an objective point of view, but if you are willing to do so you might see what bothers...

New Year: New View, New Perspective

Jan 04, 2013 by Luann Robinson Hull
To launch us into a healthy New Year, I'd like to begin Level II of that series, titled: "New Year: New View, New Perspective" Before we jump in let me briefly share what was covered in Level I of the series.  Here are the links with brief summaries of those posts for your review (feel free to skip down to the new post if you remember this):

Those Things That Trigger You Are a Gift

By facing ourselves and beginning to take a look at what is happening when a partner’s behavior triggers a certain emotion within us, we can start to uncover all of our inner treasures. Ultimately what we are attempting to do is to end needless suffering in our lives....

Happy Holidays with Love, Joy and Peace... Right Now

Happy Holidays with Love, Joy and Peace... Right Now
Dec 23, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Dear Friends,

Wishing you love, joy and peace right now!



Happy Holidays!

Love, 

Luann

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How "Happily Ever After…Right Now" Helps Me Keep My Joy - by Veronica Cuyugan

How "Happily Ever After…Right Now" Helps Me Keep My Joy - by Veronica Cuyugan
Dec 16, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
From the Acknowledgements to the Epilogue, this labor of love I’ve had the utmost privilege of reading has touched my life in such a profound way that I literally want to hand it out to every single woman I know. Happily Ever After…Right Now epitomizes metaphysical guidance between pages – it’s so much more than a self-help book. It’s a comprehensive review of our history; why we react the way we do to certain emotional stimuli and how we can correct ourselves so that we live in our Queen essence. Happily…reiterated the lesson I learned long ago- that happiness does not come from a source outside of me, but rather from within, by nurturing the divine love that is my...

The Queen's Jewels

The Queen's Jewels
Dec 10, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Useful Gems for Reprogramming Ourselves as Women Colorful gems. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Last week I shared an excerpt from my book, "Happily Ever After Right Now" on reprogramming ourselves, and how the only way we can discover true happiness is to be thorough in our investigation of self.  Below are a few gems (or jewels), which can serve as cues on how to take the inner journey.

Whether dormant and disguised or fully operative in their most optimal brilliance, the polishing of these gemstones is what will awaken us to the true callings of the heart. It is no coincidence that each number below represents a chapter title of my book: 1. Entitlement: Let Go of the Longing for the...

Relationships: Re-Programming Ourselves as Women

Relationships: Re-Programming Ourselves as Women
Dec 03, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
It is our ancient conditioning that keeps us stuck in old thought patterns and behaviors about love and relationships. So, then how can we emancipate ourselves from this conditioning's grasp? The primal beliefs and thoughts etched into our consciousness can be automatically triggered by an event. Just like the enchantment that caused Sleeping Beauty to fall asleep when she pricked her finger on the spinning wheel at age sixteen, our old fearful spells kick in when we feel rejected or alone. We can dismantle the power of our ancient conditioning (which wants us to believe that we are sure prey for the lurking monsters) by creating new beliefs and incantations of Entitlement.

The point is that we need to be committed to becoming aware of...

Letting Go of the Old, Inviting the New

Letting Go of the Old, Inviting the New
Nov 26, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Let go of the old so you can completely take hold of the new. -Joyce Meyers (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

Is it possible that the archetype of need has been conditioned and etched into the trenches of our consciousness from the start of our existence? Even though we live in the twenty-first century, we are still influenced by our primal origins. Renowned Psychologist Carl Gustav Jung (Stevens, 1982) was a powerful pathfinder with his careful examination of the mazes of stories that appear to run our lives. He delved into meaning and symbols and explored how these are conveyed both individually and collectively through tales that weave themselves into the collective psyche and become lodged as cultural norms,...

Our Ticket to Happiness, Here, Now

Our Ticket to Happiness, Here, Now
Nov 15, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
No one else has the capacity to give us what we want. And when we finally hit the tipping point that helps us to make that connection, the quintessential theme of our life will become a burning desire to pursue our unlimited potential through the expression of our emerging gifts and talents. This quest is the fuel that drives us toward the state of enduring happiness. It is the “vitality” and “life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action,” unique only to you, that Martha Graham so eloquently captures in her beautiful poem printed at the end of chapter 1 [in my book "Happily Ever After Right Now"]: “the queer, divine, blessed unrest that keeps us marching...

Royalty We Have Known and Loved

Nov 05, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
No doubt, you've seen and perhaps even known men or women who have chosen to live in their Magnificence. They exude inner strength and confidence and are respected and admired by others. Mother Teresa, Oprah Winfrey, Katherine Hepburn, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Audrey Hepburn and Queen Noor of Jordan come to mind as female examples. Consider the saintly qualities of Mary, Queen of Heavens, and Magnificent mother of Jesus - picture Hera, Queen of the gods, who reigned as an equal partner with Zeus. Literary characters can also serve as model. Visualize Ayala in The Clan of the Cave Bear (Auel, 2002) series, who maintained a sense of herself and embodied the Royal essence, even thought she was scorned by the less-evolved tribe...

What You Seek Already Exists

What You Seek Already Exists
Oct 28, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
Spotter (Photo credit: Jay Aremac)

When we focus on and trust our insights and inspirations (which are the voices that guide us to fulfilling our passions and dreams), the urgent need to obtain security in another or outside of us will begin to melt away and eventually disappear. Widows who have learned to become dependent on their husbands, for example, often discover a multitude of inner strength, courage, and wisdom following the death of their spouse. The same is true of women who have broken up with their partners. As they move through the stages of grief, they are frequently astounded by the sense of power and delight that accompanies the process of developing their independence.

Sara made...

Your Awakened Heart

Your Awakened Heart
Oct 21, 2012 by Luann Robinson Hull
 

The Heart (Photo credit: petalouda62)

  Keep awakening and opening your heart. Notice when you feel joy. Be present with this feeling and remember that this is your natural state. Be aware of feelings of pain that may arise. You might react because you instinctively resist this pain. Be willing to sit still with it for a minute. Become intimate with the twinge and tenderness that you are experiencing. See if you can pinpoint where the pain is most acute. Where are you the most sensitive? Where do you feel particularly vulnerable around this ache in your heart? Do you feel jumpy, heavy, restless or motionless? Can you have a conversation with this pain? If so, what does...