Monday, October 25, 2010


     Every now and then we can find ourselves stuck – not able to see movement in the direction of attaining something we desire, or not able to change a situation. There can be many factors that contribute to this state of affairs.  However, I would like to tackle one in the form of a question:  Are you willing to have what you want?

     Are you willing to be at some other point than you are now?  Are you willing to have things be another way?  Are you willing to get to the goal?  It might take deep soul searching to answer the questions truthfully.  Of course, on the surface you want what you say you want.  Yet, below the surface, you may not.

     Perhaps, it is helpful to discover the pay-off for having a situation continue to exist (although not desired at face value), or for not getting what you say you want.  What is the pay-off for its existence?  What do you get to have, avoid, or prove by it staying the way it is?

     What do you have to change, let-go, or experience in order for you to get what you say you want?  If the pay-off is greater in value for a situation to persist than the value of making the change, chances are you will stay stuck.  Intrinsically, you know there is a greater benefit in keeping things the way they are.

© Dr. Drayton-Craig, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010


     This past week I had the opportunity to connect with two people who have a gift that they would like to bring forth for the benefit of others and for self-fulfillment.  One has gone through a Life experience and wants to be of service to others who are facing similar situations.  Determined to make a difference, this person is taking on an awesome task of gathering people together in a lovely setting to provide a formal “workshop”, free to individuals.  This requires all sorts of angels for financial sponsorships in a very quick time frame.  In addition, the participants need to be identified and told about this wonderful opportunity. 

     Not knowing how it will come together, this individual is determined to pull this event off successfully within one month, saying, “I’ve got to start somewhere.” This person certainly desires a successful event, but is not attached to the results. Rather, starting somewhere gives impetus to producing the long-term vision.

     The other individual is a talented writer who is in a situation at home that compromises quality time needed to creatively write.  This person has put on “hold” the creative aspect of his/her gift by reason of the temporary family crisis, but is now ready to once again produce a piece of work because he/she was inspired by something read by another author.  We talked about ways to get around the home circumstances that infringe on the creative time and work space.  Yet, we agreed that so many of our most talented and prolific artists, composers, and writers created their masterpieces through personal turmoil and against all odds.

     We each have talent.  We are blessed with gifts that can be a blessing to someone else.  Execute your gifts to manifest your dreams. Do.  Start somewhere.  START NOW. 

© Dr. Drayton-Craig, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010



     We are at a change of seasons and during this new one, we certainly have our minds on winter’s onset.  Thus, we are preparing our homes, property, and automobiles during the next two months such that they service us well, bring comfort, and withstand the challenges that winter weather can bring.

     This is also an excellent time to create order around oneself.  Start somewhere.  For many of us, that is an ongoing project with the STUFF we have.  However, do something, even in a small way to approach the task in bits over a long period of time. 

     Complete things.  Create a list of all the things you need to complete:  Phone calls, unfinished projects, communications to people, something you promised you would do.  Keep adding to the list as the thoughts come to mind.  Then, little by little, finish them.

     This frees up so much energy because you are using that energy internally to keep your mind off these incompletions.  Finish up so that you are free to focus on the NEW.  The New Year is just around the corner!

© Dr. Drayton-Craig, 2010