Those who identify as being on a spiritual path most frequently embrace the concept that yes, everything happens for a reason. True, however what’s often left out of that paradigm is that it doesn’t mean every single occurrence holds a deep meaning. Sometimes the reason is simply that you made a poor choice. In that case, it’s most productive to stop looking for hidden meaning and rest in the knowledge that you’ll be better informed next time. So you’re not perfect. Who is? You’ve grown and matured. Move forward with that knowledge instead of assuming the yogic, “Foot up Butt” asana. We’re all human. Cut yourself some slack.

Yes, “too much analysis leads to paralysis,” so repeatedly processing the same thing looking for something juicy when there is no depth impedes rather than stimulates insight. Connecting more with others as well as participating in activities that you enjoy serves to shift your energy and shake off the stagnation.

Those who identify as spiritual tend to be self-critical, even to the point of self-abuse at times. Take care how you treat yourself! There’s enough negativity in the world without inflicting punishment on your own precious self from within! Enlighten up! You messed up? So what? Celebrate yourself! Unless you’re a neurosurgeon in the operating room or a helicopter pilot flying in high winds, chances are the results weren’t that big a deal for anyone involved, no matter who is reacting or creating drama. Haven’t you seen that happen before? Wasn’t the drama temporary then? It’s temporary now, too!

Take responsibility for your own choices – including the choice to stop belittling yourself with such a narrow focus when you mess up. Expand your perspective. Go ahead – try it! Those with whom I’ve worked have heard this technique: Take a deep breath. Right now! Breathe. All the way down past your navel. Throw your shoulders back and stick your chest out to open up your heart energy – for yourself. Embrace all the nurturing love in the air around you. You deserve it!

Miracles and blessings,
Dr. Renee

Author's Bio: 

T. Renee Richardson, D.D., is "The AmBadassador of Light!" and author of the upcoming, “Fiddy Grades of Yay,” a metaphysical erotica collection, among other publications. She is a well-respected healer and clairvoyant with over 35 years of experience helping thousands of clients worldwide to effectively achieve their cutting-edge goals. She offers appointments via phone for your convenience, and loves providing an accessible network of support to those experiencing life transitions, such as career change, business expansion, and retirement, helping individuals build joyous, loving lives of new vibrancy. Contact her at with, “I’m Interested” in the subject heading, and/or and visit