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I just want to shout it from the rooftops that energy healing is changing my life!

Stuff that I used to suffer with just doesn’t exist for me anymore.  The stuff that comes up now I’m able to clear out really quickly.  I mean *really* quickly.  Like, in an hour vs in a week or a month.

If I had the choice between a nice dinner out, a massage or an energy healing session, I’d choose an energy healing session every time!  Well, I’d probably choose a nice dinner out once in a while too, actually, but the energy healing session lasts longer and it

C HA N G E S    M Y    L I F E !

If you feel like it’s time to make some serious changes in your life and you’re feeling stuck — then maybe it’s time to have a session.  The results are fast, gentle and permanent.  That’s not to say more stuff won’t come up, because it will . . .  but you’ll be moving along the path.  You won’t be stuck.

Take good care of yourself, friends.  You have loving guidance along your path.  Don’t be afraid to ask for help.  And, enjoy the scenery as you travel.

Love of the highest to you all!

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Hi, beloveds!

There are times when we must be teachers and times when we must be students.

There are times when we must humble ourselves to be the student and times when we must rise up to be a teacher.

I know some people who are natural teachers.  They jump at the chance to  share what they know, to whomever wants to learn.

And, I know some natural students (I’m one of those too).  They soak up every learning opportunity.

Sometimes, though, natural students and natural teachers need to reverse their roles.  Sometimes the teacher needs to be the student and the student needs to teach.  I see that it can be a difficult reversal at times.

One of my irk-ies is when natural teachers fail to have the humility to set aside teaching in favor of learning something new.  If we get stuck in our role as teacher, we lose some mental flexibility and start to get rigid.  It can be easy to stay stuck in the ego and not want to seem “stupid” or “less-than” and be willing to admit that there’s something you don’t know.

Just as irk-y is when students gather and gather, but then don’t share.  It’s important to keep the flow of knowledge and wisdom circulating.  There are times when you must speak and not just listen.  There are times when the student is ready and you are the teacher.  It’s important to arrive.

So, which are you most naturally:  teacher or student?

Are you willing to step out of your role and try reversing it?  Are you able to see when a divine meeting has arrived — one where you can be the teacher or the student with another?

The teacher/student role comes up as an energetic sticking point between people pretty often in my practice.  Past times when being a teacher — usually a bad one — causes pain for oneself or for another and that causes problems.  Or, past lives when one wanted to be a student and couldn’t, or was forced to be, or was mistreated.  Just issues to resolve.  Just layers.

I’m embarking on a new journey — yoga teacher training.  So, I’m encountering within myself my own issues of becoming a teacher.  It’s a good leg of the journey — very interesting.  I’m learning more about myself and stretching myself and that feels really good.

It’s bringing balance within myself.  And, I love balance.

Blessings today, friends!

Hi, dear friends — beloveds of heaven!

I’m hearing the message for all of us is to stay the course.  Don’t get distracted from your path.

It’s so easy to get distracted — we’re surrounded by all sorts of seductive ploys to keep us focused on our egos rather than our light of spirit.  I, for example, spend way too much time on the computer lately.  And, not doing anything important or productive — just surfing around wasting time.

Last night the angels gave me the repeated message of “creative expression”.  I knew they meant I should be working with my hands and heart and not zoning out in front of my computer screen.  So, I began to make photo album scrapbooks.  And, I picked up my knitting.  And then today I bought a great big painting canvas and I’m working on a new painting for my home.  I love painting!  I love knitting!  I love these things that require a little more action on my part.  In the end I’m rewarded with pretty things and that feels so good.

Stay.  The.  Course.  Stick with it.  Don’t get distracted by ego ploys.  And, if it’s not of love and light, then it’s ego ploys.  If it’s ego ploys, then you forgive it, heal it, love yourself and love others . . . and you prevail!

It’s easy to make excuses and blame other people or other circumstances or situations . . . or your parents . . . or your children . . . or your boss . . . or your neighbor . . . or the @#$% driver on the highway . . . or your genes . . . or the government . . . or corporate America . . . or the right . . . or the left . . .

Oh, yes, the list is good and long — just thinking up who or what to blame is a distraction.  Just look at yourself.  Start there.  Love yourself.  Forgive yourself.  Treat yourself with tenderness and gentleness.  Don’t lie to yourself.  Heal yourself.

Stay.  The.  Course.  Keep going!  You’ll be so glad you did.

Blessings of the highest to you today and always.  MWAH!  Kisses!

“I feel at last my life’s reality

Which, severed from the world’s existence,

Would in itself obliterate itself,

And building only on its own foundation,

Would in itself bring death upon itself.”

The Calendar of the Soul by Rudolf Steiner, translated from the German by Ruth and Hans Pusch

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This verse is all about grounding one’s reality into his or place within the world.  Steiner loves to talk about grounding — he writes all the time about how we are connected to the seasons and the rhythms of nature and the celestial bodies.

He also is very in tune with the need to be connected with the divine.  The divine spark of the spirit that each of us carries with us is truly the light upon our path.

Without it, our lives would not move forward in beauty and in truth.

The stronger we seek our connection . . .  the deeper we strive to initiate action, thought and word from that place of spirit that dwells within our soul . . . the more rich and rewarding our life experiences will be.

That is not to say that we can’t experience pleasure without a deep connection to Spirit.  Oh, we can.  And, many of us do.  But, as the Dalai Lama says (and I so love this), there is a difference between pleasure and happiness.

The road to happiness is longer sometimes, but it is so worth the journey.

Ground yourself in this world — find the tides and motions of the world moving within you just as your heart pumps.  Find metaphors in nature, in the stars, in the tides, in the animals that arrive on the scene.  Find deeper meanings in the cultural currents that adorn the newspapers and websites.

And, remember your spirit light — remember your higher consciousness, your inner wisdom.  Remember your path back home and your light will lead the way.

Blessings on your feet as they carry you along your path.

Hi, friends.  Well, most of you are aware that there is a significant solar eclipse happening tonight.  It’s not being seen here in the US — it can be seen in parts of India and other places in Asia — but many of us can feel it.

If you’re really into astrology and some other philosophies, you may have some very strong thoughts on the meaning of this celestial event.  I’ve heard some thoughts on it and am holding them all with passive interest.

If you’re not really into astrology and those other philosophies, what should you make of the longest solar eclipse in a long, long time?

Looking at it symbolically, at a basic level.  This is an unusually long period of transitory darkness.  It’s interesting and special.

Is there another part of your life that is in transition and feeling dark?  Do you feel like where there once was clarity and ease there no longer is?

The best thing to do is to remain aware of the constant shifting and evolution of situations and to remain focused steadfastly on your inner light and your desired outcome.  Allow the moon within to pass in front of your sun within knowing that this is a temporary arrangement and that the sun will shine out as brightly as before, very soon.

I spoke once with a client about the dark phase of the moon.  Often we associate darkness with fear and lack of knowing, but there were cultures in the past who revered the dark phase of the moon.  They gained strength from it.  They rejuvenated themselves during it.  It can be a time of introspection rather than action.  It can be a time of quiet solitude versus social interaction.

In the end, friends, what does the solar eclipse feel like it means to you?  Is this significant to you?  If so, become aware of why you feel that way — what can you learn from this or gain from this event.  If it doesn’t feel significant to you, then just let it pass.

Regardless of what you do around this event, please continue to travel your path of love, forgiveness, awareness and inner light.  That’s all that matters in the end.

These are powerful times, friends.  They really are.  Some of you are paying attention to the 2012 phenomenon.  Others of you are tuned into Karen Bishop’s Emerging Earth Angels writings.  Still others are just beginning to find your way inward and upward.

It’s all pretty powerful.  It feels like we’re moving at mach speed.

The angels remind you, though, that you’re at the wheel and they are your co-pilots.  So, you’re never alone and you’ve got some really competent help right beside you.  You can allow your courage to build.  You can take bold action.  You’re being looked after.

Or, you can surrender the driving to them for a bit.  You can unclench your fists from those parts of your life that need release.  You can let blood back into those white knuckles.

Whatever you do — and, believe me, I know you all are facing decisions — you can be assured that your guardian angels are looking out for you.  And, they guide you — they’ve got really good suggestions for you.  They know your entire journey and they can help you navigate your path so that it’s as smooth as possible (and still plenty picturesque and interesting).

One reading I did for a client a while back was about her journey through life.  The angels showed me that she was walking along the beach on these big stones and rocks.  It was tough going and she had to pay attention to every step she took or else she could fall.  What she didn’t realize because she was so focused on her feet, was that if she moved over to her left by about 25 feet, it just smooth sand.

That’s how it can be, friends, when you intend for your life to go more smoothly.  Your angels will draw your attention to a smoother path.  One you can relax into and enjoy a little more.  One that isn’t such hard work, but still gets you to the same place.  And, one that allows you to focus more on what’s going on around you while you move forward.

But, again, it requires some surrender and relinquishing of control.  That can be *really* scary, I know.  We Americans value being in control.  It’s tough to be dependent on anyone or anything — especially someone who we probably can’t see (though you can learn!).

As always, the angels encourage you to seek out their companionship.  Look for signs that they’re with you.  Look for repeated numbers popping up everywhere (like on digital clocks, phone numbers, license plates) — those numbers have meaning.  Post your numbers and I’ll look them up for you.

One day I was out running a whole bunch of errands and during that time I heard two angel songs on the store PA system — and a guy wearing a T-shirt with angel wings silk-screened on the back.  Now, that’s pretty obvious — and easy to see.  But, then again, I notice that kind of stuff.

You try it too!  What kinds of signs are you being given all day?  Look up for a minute and see what you can see!  They are with you and they love to show you how much they love you.

Love and blessings today!

Waves of blessings to you today!

Lately I’ve been working a lot with the concept of contrast.  For those of you familiar with the Law of Attraction and the Abraham/Hicks books, you may know what I’m talking about here.  There are times we see things in the world and in our lives that we do *not* want.  Things we don’t like.  Things that spoil our plans for our lives.

In “Ask and It Is Given”, Esther and Jerry Hicks and Abraham talk about not putting those unwanted ingredients in your pie:

“Imagine yourself as a chef in an extremely well-stocked kitchen that contains every imaginable ingredient.  Let us say that you have a clear idea of the culinary creation you desire, and you understand how to combine these easily accessible ingredients in order to fulfill your desire.  And as you proceed, there are many ingredients that are not appropriate for your creation, so you do not utilize them, but you also feel no discomfort about their existence.  You simply utilize the ingredients that will enhance your creation–and you leave the ingredients that are not appropriate for your creation out of your pie.

Some of the ingredients in this well-stocked kitchen are harmonious with your creation, and some of them are not.  But even though adding some of these ingredients to your creation would absolutely ruin your pie, you do not feel the need to push against those ingredients, or to ban them from the kitchen, because you understand that there is no reason for them to end up in your pie unless you put them in it.   And since you are clear about which ones enhance your creation and which ones do not enhance it, you feel no concern about the great variety of ingredients that exist.”

The teachings of Abraham (and please know that I’m not an expert) encourage us to see that we are in complete control of our lives.  Those things that we feel strongly about (good and bad), we attract into our lives.  This was a pretty big concept for me to embrace at first, but now I come to realize the truth of it.

The Law of Attraction work would encourage us to pay attention to our emotions and our thoughts and to continue to work toward affirmative thought patterns.  Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.  Affirm what you desire.

My Yuen energy healing practice supports this process on an energetic, sub-conscious level, aligning our energy with our conscious mind.  It’s a powerful pairing when you begin to work it all together.

So . . .  anyway, I’ve been getting more and more clear on what I want out of life.  And . . . I’ve been seeing more and more of what I don’t want in my life.  If you’re (I’m) not aware of it, seeing these “undesirable” things can be frustrating because they are opposite of where I want to go.  But, truly, their appearance is an opportunity to get very, very clear about what I want.   Also, it’s an opportunity to work the energetic layers associated with it.

The key here is to realize that the undesirable “ingredients” are there — they exist — but they don’t have to be part of my creation.   I don’t have to push them away or freak out when I see them.  I just don’t have to choose them.

It’s helpful to understand what’s what.  It’s good to know what you don’t like and what doesn’t fit — and then just let them be.  That would be the concept of getting energetically neutral to it.   It’s worth the process of getting neutral to what you don’t like — and what you do like — it makes the manifestation process so much faster!

So, what are you putting in your pie?  What are you leaving out?

Blessings today!

In yoga today my teacher was talking about compost — you know, like one of my earlier posts.  How we can begin to see those less-than-lovely aspects of life as fertile soil for new growth.  I was pretty into my own inner practice, so I missed a lot of the details of her words, but the meaning got all the way in.

I’ve got another garden-ish topic:  weeding.  I’ve always kind of liked weeding.  I like how it makes the garden look tidy when you’re done.  I like how you’re able to discern what’s to keep and what’s to go.  I like how it feels to get my hands dirty and have something to show for my effort.  (Not so crazy about my aching fingernails and having to weed again next week, but, oh well . . .)

A train of thought came to me today about weeding.  This weekend I was weeding some grass from my flowerbeds in the backyard and it was a multi-stepped process.  I had to move the mulch out of the way.  Then pull the grass.  But the grass we have here in Memphis grows by runners, so as you go to pull out some of it, you’re immediately confronted with an offshoot.  And, the root systems are pretty tough.

So, I found myself working pretty hard to remove a little section of grass, about 4 feet x 4 feet.  I had to uncover the source by moving the coverings out of the way.  Then I dug to the roots.  Then I tugged them up.  Then there was another root system right next to that one and I tugged it up.  Then the runners — all the inter-connected runners.  I dug those up.  It was a lot of work.

That’s how my energy work goes too.  Sometimes it’s pretty straight-forward and easy — you just clear out the easy top layers and pull out the little weed.  But, other times, you’ve got to do some digging.  The roots can be stubborn (that would be the layers of resistance we encounter).  Sometimes you think you’re dealing with one thing and you find that it’s another thing altogether.  One things leads to another and pretty soon you’re digging all over the place.  Sometimes you’re not sure if it’s the same issue you began with.  But in the end, when all the digging and uprooting is done, the space is clean and clear.  Tidy and lovely.  Ahhhh.

Then there are times when we hit a rock and we can’t get to the roots of the matter unless we unearth the rock!  Now, don’t worry.  Even though the rock seems so heavy, so solid, so unmovable, it’s really just another layer.  So, we tip over the rock.  There, underneath is another system of roots to be dug up.  Not so bad, especially if the rock had been in a sunny place.  You pull out those weeds and put the place in order again.

But, I’m sorry to say that there are some rocks that are in the damp, shady spots and they’ve got some pretty repulsive critters living under them!  Like hundreds of little ants who need to move their hundreds of little eggs.  Or that creepy crawly orange thing with a hundred legs who’s scurrying around trying to find some other rock to crawl under.

Yep, there are those kinds of layers . . .  Again, no problem.  We just correct for all of that repulsiveness too.  We just get neutral, neutral, neutral.  We just weed, weed, weed.  We clean up the place and leave it nice and tidy.

[wiping the dirt off my hands]

Sending blessings on your weeding task.  Surrounding you with the clarity to know what needs to go and what needs to stay.  Surrounding you with the strength to pull it all up by the roots.  Surrounding you with the courage to lift up the rocks, no matter what might be living under them.

Holding the vision that when you’re done, your garden is beautiful — just as you truly are.

Wasn’t that a Tears for Fears song in the 80’s?  Hold on . . .  I’m going to Google that . . . Yep, it’s a Tears for Fears song.  I thought about pasting the lyrics here, but they don’t really resonate fully.  The title sure does, though.

A couple of years ago I took my children to a seed sowing ceremony at a biodynamic farm.  It was a lovely event at a picturesque little family farm.  There were songs and blessings, a visit from Lady Spring.  And, after the farmers sprinkled the field with biodynamic treatment, we each got a little paper bag with seeds in it and we walked the field, sowing the seeds.  Just like they used to do.

The gesture you use when you sow seeds by hand originates at the belly, moves up the midline and forward and gracefully arcs outward and upward.   The seeds then fly off your fingertips and scatter all around.

You can picture the beauty and grace of this.  You might be reminded of a flower girl, scattering flower petals before the bride’s entrance.

My Anthroposophy teacher talked about this gesture one day.  She said how therapeutic it can be.  She gestured it again and again.  We began to feel the depth of the motion — the outward motion of spreading good.  Kindness, love, help, wisdom, healing, friendship, community.  She gestured that our eyes and face follow our hands — our gaze and perspective moves outward and upward.  We can find ourselves expanding.  We can find ourselves in joyful service.

In contrast, she said, when we’re at the grocery store or at Target, we’ve got the opposite gesture.  That one of materialism and maybe even greed and self-centeredness.  We draw things toward us and drop them in our basket.  We gather, we take, we consume.  It’s about us, us, us.

It’s nice sometimes to make it about others, others, others.  It’s nice to share the best of ourselves.  To cast the seeds of our growth and potential out onto the breeze and into the fertile, prepared soil.

There’s a parable in the Bible that talks about the sown seeds landing some on the rocky path, some among weeds and some onto the fertile soil.

Yes, we don’t know what will come of the seeds of love that we sow.  Maybe we don’t need to.  Maybe it’s got nothing to do with us.  Maybe it’s just our place in the cycle of things.

Don’t let that not-knowing stop you from putting yourself out there.

Last season’s harvest produced this season’s seeds. What do you have that you can share?  What wisdom or ability has come to fruition for you?  What fruits of yourself have you harvested for your own use and are now ready to plant in the broader fields?

Remember that next season, someone will sow seeds that you may harvest.  After all, the wheel of life keeps turning.  Take your place.  Sow your seeds of love around you.

Bring those seeds of potential up from your creative central core, forward of your heart center and send them scattering in the space before you.  Follow them with your eyes and with your mind — blessing them as they find their place in the prepared soil.

. . . sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love . . .  sowing the seeds of love . . .

Hi, dear ones.  Sending waves of abundant love to you all.  The angels wrap you up in their beautiful wings and shower their blessings of peace on you.

I don’t know about you, but I’m the type who likes to figure stuff out.  I like to get to the bottom of the whys of life.  I really like analytical stuff.  I took statistics three times in college!  (Actually, the courses were required for my degree, but still . . .)

The angels say, though, that our tendency to work things out mentally can be a hinderance to our spiritual opening and flourshing.

Some things, we just simply won’t figure out, no matter how hard we try or how many times we turn it over and over in our heads.  There are things that just won’t make sense, just can’t be cataloged and filed away.

They say some of those “mysteries” of life are just the ego’s way of keeping us spinning our wheels in our limited perceptive field so that we don’t delve into the Mysteries of life — those deep, profound spiritual questions that keep us moving toward enlightenment and awe.

Those little mysteries are so compelling, though, aren’t they?  They keep us engaged.  Sometimes it’s a grudge or rivalry that you don’t really understand or remember the source of.  Sometimes it’s the outer manifestation of stuff — illness or tragic events or “acts of God”.  Those things — even though they don’t feel small at the time (they dominate our mental space) — are actually fitting into very small spaces in the overall picture of our Lives.  The image I get is a piece from a 1,000 piece puzzle — it’s just a tiny bit of the overall picture.

The angels ask you to step aside from these little mysteries — if even just for a few minutes a day.  See yourself beyond that.  Try to imagine yourself standing in the purity and expansiveness of heaven, looking at yourself on earth and begin to find perspective within your heart and mind.  Look at your life with wise knowing of the fullness of who you are and where you come from.

You are a beloved child of God and you come from the very heart and mind of pure, unconditional love and acceptance.  You are greatness and greatness surrounds you.  That is the Truth of your spiritual self — and that is an eternal state of being.

This lifetime with its challenges, tests and hurdles is not eternal — it’s very temporary.  It’s almost like an obstacle course — you know, one of those really hard, military-type ones.  You may not always feel like it, but you’re up to the test of this obstacle course.  You’re conditioned well.  You know what you need to know.

Remember that this knowing resides within you — deep within you.  You can begin to access this deep wisdom by quieting the mental chatter of these outer mysteries.  As you do that — quieting and centering — you will begin to find yourself drifting to that place of deep Mystery.  That is divine wisdom, living within your Self.

Ask your angels to accompany you as you journey to that inner place — they are joyful travel companions.  Don’t put any pressure on yourself to “get it right” or “perfect” — those are little mental mysteries that hold you back.

Just let yourself float inward.

As you continue to practice this, you will begin to receive brilliant, divine guidance about your life.  Very likely you will receive instruction to forgive all outward appearances of situations and of people.

Then, as you continue to forgive lower vibrational experiences like competition, hate, anger, fear and rivalry, you will begin to feel yourself running parallel to the wisdom that brought you the guidance.  You’ll have awakened that part of you to the point where it does not take special meditative preparation anymore.  It’s just on.

And, that, my dear friends is a Mystery that you will have no need of figuring out.  It just will be.

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