Once upon a time there was a magic kingdom made of hopes and childhood fantasies. A timeless place where every land is filled with wonder. A place where everyone who enters its gates will be given the gift to be young at heart, and the power to wish upon a star It is time to open your heart and remember - dreams come true. These words were spoken by Julie Andrews at the beginning of the Fireworks Spectacular at Disneyland. And, as I opened my heart and remembered, tears filled my eyes - again!
My few days at Disneyland in early February - by myself - were a profound spiritual experience filled with magic, a sense of coming home and remembering who I ... READ MORE
I have been the queen of stuffing it - being patient, being compassionate, being understanding - AND too much of the time, being angry or frustrated or sad or afraid - and not really being aware of it! Its how I was raised. Its how nice people act. Its an unconscious reaction - or it used to be. I remember talking to my mother and sister years ago about boundaries - and they asked in unison Whats a boundary?. Ha Ha!
The older I get, the more aware I am of how I am feeling in the moment, rather than unconsciously ignoring my feelings. And, although my automatic response is often still to stuff it, my conscious response is to speak up, or to make a ... READ MORE
The cycles and changes in life never cease to amaze me! We get to love, hold on, let go, feel pain, feel joy, feel peace - and breathe and trust! I am experiencing and seeing more changes and shifts right now than I have in a long time. I sense this is part of our Winter Solstice, and the energy around December 21, 2012.
What a month this has been! My dear friend Lisa died peacefully in her home, with her mother and sister by her side, on Tuesday, November 27. She was 58. I was honored to spend time with her the week before, and the Sunday and Monday before her passing. On Monday, the night before she died, there was so much light and love and ... READ MORE
I wrote this article before the November election, when there was alot of stress, anger, and fear in the group energy. Now we are into the winter holiday time - another time when people seem to feel stressed and at times angry. This time of year, I often feel others' loneliness, or their sadness about not being able to afford what they want to give others, their stress about wanting to please and take care of loved ones, etc.
A big question I often ask myself and my clients is "Is it yours??". Just because you are feeling off-center, does not mean it is "yours". The group energy is bigger than your personal energy, and you can be affected by the group energy. So, the ... READ MORE
I was at the Chiropractor a while back, and I mentioned that the main challenges I am dealing with are digestion-related. After he heard my list of what I have been noticing, he said You need to work on your vagus nerve. Do you meditate? Well, yes I do - but I am aware that I am still stressed...
So, of course, when I got home I googled vagus nerve. Fascinating! The vagus nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it helps to counter-balance the effects of stress! It has been called the great wandering protector. It connects to the throat, heart, lungs, spleen, liver, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, and intestines. Science is ... READ MORE
My sister shared something very interesting with me a while ago - she said that she sometimes asks herself How would I be feeling and thinking if I was in the vortex? And then she consciously chooses to shift her attitude and step into the vortex! WOW! What a concept!
So, whats a vortex? It is the word that Abraham-Hicks (one of my favorite teachers) uses to describe being in a state of well-being, being in alignment, being happy, being connected to who we really are, being in the zone - you get the picture.
So, what would you be thinking if you were in the vortex? When I ask myself this, it is almost like I take a step to the side, a step into my vortex - and ... READ MORE
In late May I noticed a yellow postcard in our mailbox, asking for donations of clothing, electronics, and the like. I recycled it. Then I pulled it out of the recycling bag. The non-profit that sent the postcard would be driving through our neighborhood on a Monday, picking up items left on the curb.
I dont know what clicked inside of me, but I decided to go through my closet and get rid of all the clothes that no longer fit, or are no longer me. That was in May. It has not stopped! I have now gotten rid of over half of my books, an old stereo, Video and audio tapes that I wanted to view & listen to some day, and so many other items. Today I ... READ MORE
I am still basking in the glow of having spent two lovely weeks in Hawaii with my sister Chris. We stayed in a wonderful ocean-front condo just south of Kona on the Big Island. We relaxed, read fun novels, swam and snorkeled almost every day, visited the volcano, a coffee farm, a chocolate farm, and swam with dolphins! Photos are here
There is something about Hawaii - the soft warm air, the sweet smells, the luscious fruit, the warm water. I adore it. Floating weightlessly in the water with my mask and snorkel is one of my favorite activities - which is much more about being than doing - being supported, allowing the water to carry me, watching and enjoying the ... READ MORE
When you lose touch with your inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Eckhart Tolle
How many of us grew up in less than happy homes? As children we remembered, for awhile, who we really were, but we thought that (unconsciously, of course) if I just vacuum all this unhappiness up, and deal with it later, then everyone will be happy? And, I remember who I am, so I can handle it.
The problem was that we vacuumed up all the unhappiness, thinking the family would be happier - but they werent! They stayed unhappy! But now you are carrying around their unhappiness in your ... READ MORE
In our Western culture, we are raised to believe that the world is black or white, good or bad, up or down... This is the literal, linear world that we think we live in.
However, the longer I dance in the world of energy and healing and spirit, the more I realize everything is paradox - everything is up and down, black and white, good and bad. We are physical and spiritual. Yin and Yang.
Earlier this year, I wrote about a dear friend of mine, Lisa Saubolle, who was diagnosed with cancer that had spread to multiple places in her spine. What a journey we are on! She recently signed up with Hospice, needs 24-hour care, and desperately wanted ... READ MORE