Sunday, August 20, 2017

The Importance of the August 21 Eclipse

This eclipse has the potential to shift things on our planet in a very positive way if we can take a moment to focus on the love and unity we want for our world.  There are many global meditations being organized to harness this energy for good.  I am sharing information from one of the groups here in case any of you are interested in participating.

We will be doing this meditation at the moment of the maximum of the Solar eclipse on Monday, August 21th at 11:11 am PDT in Los Angeles.

This equals 8:11 pm EET in Cairo, 8:11 pm CEST in Paris, 7:11 pm BST in London, 2:11 pm EDT in New York, 1:11 pm CDT in Chicago, 12:11 pm MDT in Denver and 2:11 am CST on Tuesday, August 22nd in Taipei.

Monday August 21 at 18:11 UTC


1  Use your own technique to bring you to a relaxed state of consciousness.

2  State your intent to use this meditation as a tool to speed up the process of bringing harmony and unity for planet Earth and its inhabitants.

3  Visualize a pillar of Light emanating from the Galactic Central Sun, then going through all beings of Light inside our Solar System, through the eclipsed Sun and the Moon and then through your body to the center of the Earth.
Visualize another pillar of Light rising from the center of the Earth, then up through your body and upwards into the sky towards all beings of Light in our Solar System and our galaxy.

You are now sitting in two pillars of Light, the Light flowing both upwards and downwards simultaneously.
Keep these pillars of Light active for a few minutes.

4  Now visualize a soft pink healing divine feminine energy, healing all people of the planet of their past traumas, bringing peace, harmony, understanding, abundance and unity.

Visualize this soft pink light healing the minds and hearts of all people worldwide.

See all Lightworkers, Lightwarriors and Truthers working in unity for the creation of the New Earth.

See the people of Earth celebrating and joyfully participating in the creation of our new reality where everyone can obtain what they need and freely choose to live as they desire.

What if you don't know how to meditate or are not comfortable giving it a try?  Just stopping at the above mentioned time and focusing on love and/or positive intentions can be just as helpful.

Additionally, below is an update written by Emmanuel Dagher outlining what is happening at present and what we can expect, for those of you who are interested in learning a little more about what is happening on an energetic level at this time. 

Energy Update: The Power of the August 21 Total Solar Eclipse
In the next 24 hours, we will experience a total solar eclipse.
Eclipses are some of the most powerful astrological occurrences, because they often usher in major changes.
During an eclipse, humanity is upgraded energetically, so the energies will feel very high as they move through us.
It might be a good idea to write down whatever inspirations, ideas, and insights we receive at this time, so we have them available for easy access later on, to integrate into our lives.
An eclipse is also a great time for healing, because it brings to the surface deeply buried patterns that are no longer aligned with our highest potential.
If you find yourself and others feeling a bit more emotional or sensitive than usual during this time ... be gentle with yourself and them, as this will allow the healing to be a much smoother experience.
As we use this time for healing, it’s also a great opportunity to let go of the illusions of separation, and to remember that we have always been One with all of Life, including each other.
This particular total solar eclipse is asking us to be fully transparent, open, and honest when it comes to how we live our lives.
Anything or anyone operating covertly or without integrity during a time of this total solar eclipse, and for several months afterward, will struggle Big Time.
Keep an eye out for how this shows up, both in our immediate reality and also on the global stage.
One of the greatest ways to work with this solar eclipse is to be clear about what our intentions are, and to be willing to follow through on them when the opportunity to do so presents itself.
During a total solar eclipse, meditating on the Sun energy strengthens our internal Sun (located in the solar plexus/stomach region), which is another way of saying our Divine power.
This helps us to express ourselves and our gifts more openly and freely, without holding back. It also helps us build confidence in ourselves, including our gifts, talents, and overall presence in this world.
This total solar eclipse is going to shake up a lot of things, which will open the door for many new blessings to enter our reality.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Blue Jay Friends

I have a couple of blue jays that spend an enormous amount of time in my yard.  I enjoy having them around, as they have provided a lot of entertainment for me.  Kino, on the other hand, does not like them sharing our space.  If he sees them in the yard, he barks and chases them away.  He even seems to know when they are out of his view in the front yard because countless times he has barked (his "get away from our house" bark) and I'll look out the kitchen window expecting to see a delivery person approaching the door and all I see are the blue jays on the front lawn.

This spring I planted flower seeds in the yard.  I always enjoy seeing them slowly sprout up and turn into a full grown flower so I plant seeds each year.  Not long after I had planted the seeds, one of the blue jays was in the yard almost every day.  Flying over to a small wooden table a couple feet away from where I was sitting and using his beak, he would repeatedly smack something against the base of the table.  I assumed it was some type of small nut he was wanting to crack open and didn't think much of it as I had seen them do the same thing on the gutter outside my office window. I enjoyed these daily visits in part because I loved how comfortable he seemed to be around me (as long as Kino was inside the house).

Fast forward a couple of months and all the seeds I planted are now fully grown flowers . . . all except one . . . none of the Morning Glory seeds I planted have shown any signs of life.  Those areas of the yard at just plain dirt.  Contemplating what could have gone wrong with my Morning Glory seeds, all of the sudden a bell went off in my head . . . that was what the blue jay was trying to crack open on the base of my wood table every morning.  Those little goof balls managed to dig up every single Morning Glory seed I had planted.

The fun with blue jays doesn't end there.  Just yesterday, I went out into the backyard and one of the blue jays was just sitting there looking at me.  He was only a few feet away from me and didn't move at all as I approached the patio furniture.  He just kept staring at me.  "What's going on?" I said to him, as I sat down in the chair and just then I noticed something out of the corner of my eye.  I looked over and saw that the little solar panel that is attached to one of the strings of outdoor lights was hanging down a couple feet from the gutter, instead of being tucked up in the gutter where it usually is.  Looking at the blue jay, I said "What did you do?" and he looked down at the ground, then looked back up and made eye contact with me.  "You need to be more careful with my lights buddy," I said as I laughed.  He continued to stare at me, so I said, "Don't worry, I'm not mad.  I'll go get the ladder and fix it."  That seemed to make him happy and after another minute or so, he flew away.

After going back in the house, I pulled out my book "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews to find out what it means when blue jays show up in your life.  Among other things, it said "The blue jay reflects that a time of greater resourcefulness and adaptability is about to unfold.  You are going to have ample opportunities to develop and use your abilities."   I giggled when I read "The blue jay is a reminder to follow through on all things -- to not start something and then leave it dangling."  I saw a picture in my mind of the solar panel dangling down from the gutter and wondered if that was his message to me.  Guess it's time to figure out what I haven't followed through on.  ;-)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Feel What You Feel. Then Let It Go

I have had several clients express concern lately that they can't stay in the emotion of love.  For as much as they try to feel love toward their co-workers, their fellow commuters, their neighbors, etc. they still have moments where they feel angry or hurt, agitated or taken advantage of.  The truth is there is nothing wrong with feeling those lower vibrating energies so we ought to stop beating ourselves up over having them.

I believe that when something triggers us and we feel angry or hurt, etc. it is not a sign that we are failing - instead it is a sign that the emotion (and the related baggage) is coming up to be released.  If we can allow ourselves to just feel what we feel and then consciously choose to let it go, we can shift ourselves back into love.  Unfortunately, we often remain stuck in the negative emotion that came up, which just prolongs our discomfort.

An example of that is if someone cuts us off in traffic and we have to slam on our brakes to avoid rear-ending them.  We may feel a surge of anger come up.  There is nothing wrong with that.  We may offer some hand gestures and swear for a few minutes.  That's OK too . . . as long as we don't stay in the emotion of anger.  If we continue to be angry, if we choose to tailgate the person the whole rest of the drive, if we post about it on social media after we get home and rant to our spouse about it for hours that evening, if we get to work the next morning and recount the story about the jerk driver to our co-workers . . . well then we are just hurting ourselves.

As an alternative, what if you allowed yourself to feel whatever you felt in that moment . . . maybe it was initially anger but as you sit with the emotion you realize you also felt fear . . . fear for your safety, fear of all the negative ramifications of a car accidents, etc.  As you continue to focus on your feelings, you may identify other ones that come up . . . maybe you feel sadness and grief as you recall a friend who died in a car accident many years ago.

Once you have allowed yourself to recognize what you feel and actually feel what you feel, then you can make the choice to release the emotion.  You can exhale deeply with the intention of letting the emotion go.  You can say "See you later" if you want or "There's some old stuff that's leaving."  You can do it any way you'd like - the key is to be conscious of your choice to release it.

After that, sometimes the higher vibration feelings like love and gratitude will just come back in on their own.  Maybe a while later, you find yourself feeling grateful that it didn't result in an accident and grateful that no one was hurt.  You might even feel compassion for the other driver and hope that whatever had them in such a rush wasn't something awful like a family tragedy.

The important thing is to be mindful about our emotions when they come up.  Rather than judging ourselves as bad for feeling angry, how about it we instead look at it as an opportunity to release something we no longer need.  We can choose how long as stay in the emotion and if we are really being kind to ourselves, we don't allow ourselves to stay in the lower vibrating emotions too long.

Next time you find yourself reacting emotionally, try out the method of really feeling it and then releasing it and see what you notice.  Sometimes we need to get a good nights sleep before things fully shift out so if you don't feel immediately lighter, don't worry about it.  See how you feel in the morning.

The important thing is to remember we have a choice about how long we stay in a negative (low vibrating) emotion and that often times when a negative emotion lingers it is because it is waiting for us to sit with it, fully feel it and consciously release it.

Monday, June 5, 2017

What The World Need Now . . .

In many ways, we are living in challenging times.  Things happening in our world can make us question humanity, they can make us operate out of fear and they can make us feel powerless.

Yet, I believe we hold the power to make a positive difference in the world with the simple act of kindness.  If we look for opportunities every day to show people a little kindness, I believe that kindness will multiply and multiply.  It doesn't matter if you know the people you are offering kindness to or if they are strangers.  Something as simple as holding the door open for someone, or letting someone into the congested traffic lane you are in can make a big difference in someone's day. It may inspire them to offer a similar kindness to someone else and the ripple effect can take it from there.

There's a song from my childhood that plays in my head all the time . . . even though it was written and performed many years ago, the lyrics couldn't be more poignant today:

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love
No not just for some but for everyone

Even though it may not feel like it, this is our world . . . and even though it may not feel like it, we have the ability to make it a better place to be.

I encourage you to try it out.  Do something kind for someone and see how they react.  Notice how it makes you feel.  Then do it again!  There's no time like the present to offer love and kindness to others.  I can't explain how it will shift things in our world, yet I am equally sure that it will.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Save the Universe - Love One Another

Back in 1977, I discovered Eddie Money and was absolutely crazy about his music.  In 1978, his second album came out and there was a song called "Maureen" on that album.  I was sure that I had died and gone to heaven!  Over the years, I bought every album he put out, saw him in concert more times that I can count and have always considered myself a "super-fan."

The other day, I was listening to his first album and when the song "Jealousys" came on, it was like I was hearing the lyrics for the first time.  Goosebumps ran up and down my arms as I realized how incredibly timely the lyrics are - for where we are right now in the world - and I was stunned to think that he wrote this song FORTY years ago!!

I thought I'd share the lyrics here and give you all a chance to ponder the wisdom in his words:

You're living your life on earth
You're just a part of the universe, my brother
Listen - since I'm walking around with you
We might as well try to get to know each other

Because jealousies
Keep man constantly
Too defensively
Toward one another

Russia and China, too
And the U.S. don't know what they're gonna do about each other
There's a chance of a third world war
And it scares me 'cause I've seen films of Hiroshima

I'll be looking at a world where no one's first
Where angry arms can open and embrace, yeah
Where men can live together, loving one another
Isn't that the same for you and me, brother?

Keep us constantly
Too defensively
Toward one another

Life on earth
Take it for what it's worth
Save the universe
Love one another

You're living your life on earth
You're just a part of the universe, my brother
Since I'm walking around with you
We might as well try to get to know each other

Because you know and I know
Keep us constantly
Too defensively
Toward one another

Life on earth
Take it for what it's worth
Save the universe
Love one another

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coping with the Intensity

These are very intense times right now.  Terrible things are happening in our world . . .  the heartbreaking and senseless violence, the divisiveness and ugliness of the political arena, etc.  It is easy to slip into the feeling of helplessness and despair, to believe that all of this is happening to us and around us with no ability to change it. Yet, I think we have more power to change things than we think.

My personal belief is that our thoughts and emotions are powerful manifestors and if our focus is on fear and anger and disappointment, we, as a collective, manifest more things to be afraid of, angry about and disappoint by.  If we can shift our thoughts and emotions to positive things, we can actually create more positive.

So, how do we shift our thoughts and emotions to positive things?  We can spend some time every day making sure we are taking care of ourselves and being kind to ourselves.  We can put on music that makes us happy and enjoy where the music takes us.  We can hug our pets and think about how blessed we are to have these amazing creatures in our lives, showing us what it means to love unconditionally.  We can take a break from the news and Facebook and get out in nature.  When we are in nature, it's difficult to be in a state of negativity.  (unless you really dislike being outdoors)  :-)

I am fortunate to live very close to the forest so several times a week I hike in the forest.  No matter how heavy the issues in the world feel when I leave the house, once I get in the midst of the trees, all the heaviness goes away.  I breathe in the peacefulness, I listen to the birds and I allow myself to soak in all that beauty as I make my way down the trails.  I have found a favorite tree and I've been known to hug it, as long as there is no one around who might see me.  :-)

I come back from each of these hikes feeling renewed - not plagued by fear or anger or disappointment.  The positive thoughts and feelings I experience manifest more positives - not just for me but for everyone.  It's all about energy and I believe the more positive energy we have inside us, the more positive energy is felt around us . . . and the more each of us takes responsibility for what we are feeling and thinking, the more time we spend doing things that make us happy and bring us peace, the more quickly we can change this chaotic and painful world we live in.  I believe it can start with us individually and quickly effect all of humanity.  Even if you don't believe it can effect all of humanity, it can't hurt to give yourself the opportunity to feel more moments of peace and happiness, can it?

Friday, September 9, 2016

Triple Nine Gateway

Today I am sharing a post written by Emmanuel Dagher.   We are in a very powerful time right now and people may find themselves getting triggered more frequently or more easily.  This post of Emmanuel's explains what's going on and how we can get through this with as much ease and grace as possible.
Hi my friend,
During the next 24hrs, on September 9th, 2016, we will move through a very powerful energy portal known as the triple 9 gateway. 
September is the ninth month of the year and from the perspective of numerology, this date of September (9) 9th, 2016= 2+0+1+6=9, offers us the pinnacle of a powerful time of completion and new beginnings known as the 9.9.9.
Every pattern we've identified with, every behavior, belief, person, place, and experience that we have been engaging with will now come to the surface to be examined closely to see if they are something that can continue on with us on our journey, or if they are something that we can let go of once and for all at this time. 
You may notice a lot of emotional triggers come up at this time as well, and they are coming up so that we can learn the lesson from them. Once the lesson is learned, these triggers will no longer be in our reality.
If you are finding yourself getting caught up in the 'story' of these emotions, they will feel more magnified and intense during this 9 cycle. This is because they just no longer have a place in the new heart-centered energies emerging and being prepared for us.
The key to moving through this time is to remember that whatever comes up, it's important not to get caught up in the reaction of it. We can feel into the triggered emotions, but we don't have to blame, judge or go into victim consciousness when they come up. 
After the 9 always comes the 1. The 1 is all about creating a foundation to the kind of reality we'd like to create in the next 9 year cycle. This is often a time when new jobs, new homes, new travel, and new relationships begin. 
So when we learn the lessons from our 9, the 1 is set to be a more expanded, whole, happy, fulfilling and abundant chapter of our lives.
Happy 9.9.9!