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Jun 072011
 

Something about the idea that your life might be snatched from you at any moment makes you consider what it means to you.

A little while back I mentioned I was in the midst of a health scare. Well, I’m thrilled to say I’m fine! Thank-you to those of you who wrote (in the comments and privately) to offer your support. I so much appreciate it!

A Healing Journey

During the past month, while I was in limbo on this subject, I’ve had quite the journey.

And even though I wasn’t ill (as it turns out), I find myself more whole now than I was before.

And I continue to heal, from wounds of all kinds.

I’m eager to tell you about some of what’s transpired and the significant gifts I’ve been given. Because they’re available to you, too, if you decide to accept them.

I’ll do this over a number of posts (and/or maybe an e-booklet, I haven’t decided).

And for now, here’s one of them. Enjoy.

A Moment of Irritation

Last week, my husband made a call to a store to ask about something. The woman transferred his call to a different department. It rang and rang. Eventually she came back on, and he explained that he just had a simple question and wondered if she could help him.

He hears a huge sigh from the other end of the phone. Eventually he got his question answered, but here’s where our story takes off. At the sigh.

It struck me. She’s getting paid to help people. Okay, maybe she has a more defined role within that job description, but when you work with customers, you help people.

Embrace The Moment

What if, instead, she had said/thought “How can I help you?” with a true desire to help and with some amount of enthusiasm? Sincerely shifting her focus to be of help and embracing that new direction as exactly where she was supposed to be in that moment?

I’m not judging her. We’ve all been there, at least I have. Stressed. Behind. Irritated at those things life throws at us that are not on our agendas.

But I’ve got a new appreciation for the saying “Life is what happens while you’re making other plans.”

I know she’d have had a much more pleasant moment (and so would my husband and possibly other callers) had she been able to turn on a dime and embrace the moment as it was. Even if she still needed to delegate him off to someone else, it would have a whole different energy than the chore that it seemed to be.

That’s Nice, But…

Probably we’ve all thought about this idea, and even applied it to some degree.

But if you’re like me, you often slip back into old patterns, and before you know it you’re back at your agenda and getting annoyed at anything that pulls you from it.

The difference is that this time I haven’t done that.

Why? Well…

I think it’s because I’ve gained a new appreciation for life. I’ve been reminded in a big way of how precious it is.

And this kind of thing is exactly what life is.

And I love life.

I’m tired of fighting against it in any way, shape, or form. I really don’t want to do that any more. Lord knows I’ve already done my share of it, plus some.

Life Is a Gift

When I was 29, I got clean and sober. I could so easily have died many times over while I was out there using whatever various and sundry drugs came my way. But I didn’t. I don’t know why. It was grace. A gift. A second chance. A third, fourth, and a fifth (pun intended).

My life today is all extra! Free!

And so is yours, if you think about it.

It’s all icing on the cake.

So, I’m done complaining about the icing on my cake.

I don’t care if it’s too sweet, if it’s chocolate ganache when I want vanilla butter-cream, or vanilla when I want chocolate, or whatever. Okay, maybe I do care, but that’s normal. That’s a preference. Preferences are also a delectable part of life.

I am watching myself bid goodbye to the futile exercise of resisting what is.

Resistance feels yukky and I don’t want to waste my life feeling yukky.

We’re alive, for God’s sake! Alive! And Life happens for us, not to us. I mean, what a precious gift to be walking this earth right now.

Seriously.

Rediscover the Joy

Here’s an exercise that can help this way of being become more automatic.

Watch for moments when you find yourself feeling:

  • irritated
  • annoyed
  • impatient
  • stressed
  • angry
  • resentful
  • fed up

(It works with any emotion but these are the easiest to start with.)

When you notice you’re feeling that way, ask yourself:

  1. What if I just wasn’t here (on earth, alive) at all? Which is the better alternative?
  2. What if all this is “extra” life? A bonus? A free gift? (Dessert, if you will ;-)?)
  3. What if nothing has to be a certain way, and I’m just here to enjoy the experience of it and experience the joy of it?
  4. How would I feel about this situation then?

It doesn’t mean you aren’t supposed to feel how you feel. Feeling is a part of your energy body and is a great indicator of what’s going on at other levels of your being.

And it doesn’t mean that you don’t make note of the discomfort and go about changing the situation if it makes sense to do so.

But if you sincerely ask and answer those questions, you’ll find it much more easy to embrace that situation fully and to move forward from there.

You’ll no longer resist or fight it, but instead, you’ll be in the flow of it. In the flow of your own life as it is.

And then comes the magic.

Your emotion will lose its charge. It will bend and shift a little — or maybe even a lot.

Everything becomes just kind of amazing. Everything.

And you’ll be able to embrace your life as though you had chosen it. (Because, of course, you have.)

You’ll truly enjoy it, all the way down to your toes.

And maybe best of all — at least for us cake lovers? You’ll realize that you do, indeed, get to have your cake and eat it too. And you get to love each and every bite.

Your Turn

Please let me know how this works for you. I’m very curious if I’ve managed to home in on and communicate the mindset that has made such a difference for me.

Or maybe you have variations on these questions or altogether different ones that help you more. Please share!

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May 052011
 

chrysalisToday, I’m thrilled to finally announce a new service I’m offering.

It’s called a Holographic Emergence Session, where I act as a catalyst to facilitate a shift in whatever area of your life you’re wanting to focus on.

It could be an area where you’re feeling stuck, or where you want improvement, or where you want any kind of change.

Any kind of change you want, we can activate it and sometimes make the complete shift right then and there.

When I do these sessions I access a special state (for lack of a better term) and then I open to whatever’s called for in that moment. Almost always my intuitive abilities will come into play too, and we work together (although you don’t have to “do” anything) while

I facilitate the emergence of the whole you into this world,
unencumbered and magnificently expressed.

Thus the name Holographic “Emergence” Sessions. 🙂

And the changes I facilitate in your life are directly related to your emergence. Intimately. As you truly emerge into the world, you affect everything. For you don’t stop at your skin. It’s all you.

There is no “out there” out there!

Kinds of Changes

We can shift things in any area of your life. Yes, any area.

It can be related to:

emergence

  • your job
  • your interests and/or vocations
  • money
  • relationships
  • emotions
  • health
  • spirituality
  • your traits or abilities
  • your habits
  • your environment (home, family, co-workers, pets, property, spaces, etc.)
  • issues from the past
  • concerns about the future
  • specific upcoming events
  • spaces you’ll be using/inhabiting

you name it.

Nothing is off-limits.*

I inevitably find during a session that whatever’s being worked on runs like a thread though several areas of life anyway. It’s kind of amazing, actually. Connections might be brought to light that you weren’t even aware of but that suddenly seem obvious.

The Results

Now, what’s interesting about this is it doesn’t guarantee that things will change how you (as a personality) want them to.

But things will change, and for the better — often, even better than you imagined.

It also doesn’t necessarily work on your timetable.

Sometimes things will happen immediately, really obvious things. Sometimes they unfold over time and you may not even recognize that they’re the solution to your problem or issue but in retrospect you see that they were.

So Holographic Emergence Sessions set things in motion. They shift a pattern in consciousness and depending what it is, the change may or may not manifest quickly or in the way you might expect.

How Holographic Emergence Sessions Work

Holographic Emergence Sessions are based on my training in Matrix Energetics, but I’ve adapted Matrix Enegetics to what I do best. And this is as it should be, because Matrix Energetics is adaptable by nature.

It’s not really a technique.

We’re actually using something that’s available to everyone all the time, which is the zero-point-field and consciousness.

It’s just that we’ve learned how to access it to make shifts in our everyday reality. (If you want to get mind-boggled and amazed at the same time, go see what Matrix Energetics is all about.)

I’ve been doing this since 2007, and have done hundreds if not thousands of sessions.

in flight

Most recently, some volunteers from my monthly newsletter list received complementary sessions in exchange for their feedback, to help me hone how to package these.

“I want to update you on what’s been happening. Things are going very well! My energy has definitely shifted, and lots of good stuff is popping up. [Here she talks about 4 new job prospects.] I think your session definitely helped this energy shift happen and so I want to thank you again for your good work.Keep doing what you’re doing, because the world needs more insightful, helpful people like you!”

Since then, a few clients have already had sessions too, and one had several since she noticed such positive changes.

“I had the most incredible healing, Patti, I can’t wait to tell you about it. You’re incredible, I really appreciate what you’ve done for me, I never have been through anything like this.”

Without exception, they had noticeable, positive results.

So I decided it’s time to hang out my shingle.

Because I’m so excited about this, I’m starting with a very affordable fee. I’ll probably raise my rates fairly soon, so if you’re eager to make some positive shifts, now’s the time! Just contact me to schedule your session.

More About Holographic Emergence Sessions

Over time I’ll fill in the blanks, and write more about what you can expect, i.e.

  • How to prepare for a session
  • What happens during a session
  • What you can expect after a session
  • Is there any followup, and why
  • Examples of sessions and/or results

In the meantime, if you have questions or comments about this new service, you’re welcome to put them in the comment section, or contact me directly.

* I get such wonderful clients and I’m sure it’s not even necessary to say this but I’m going to anyway: I don’t work in areas that feel unethical to me. At the same time, I’m not judgemental about how you choose to live your life. That’s probably enough said, and we can discuss specifics if we need to (but I don’t expect it will come up).

If you think your friends might benefit from this service, I’d appreciate it if you’d spread the word. (That’s exactly how it is that I get such wonderful clients!) Thank you!

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Holographic Emergence™ Sessions

 

Holographic Emergence™is a process where I facilitate:

The you that is whole and perfect

in emerging

from that place of pure potential

into this material world.

It applies to any kind of change you are making or wanting to make in your life, not just traditional healing.

And not just changes you want to make on the inside, but changes you want to see on the outside as well.

Any area where you want movement, change, or improvement is a good focus for a Holographic Emergence™ session.

A Holographic Emergence Session

A Holographic Emergence™ session is a transformative, life-shifting session where I use my own form of Quantum Consciousness technology to facilitate an adjustment of underlying patterns in consciousness that are manifesting as your life situation.

When we change our consciousness around what is possible, rather than being limited by a reality connstruct dominated by what isn’t possible, we discover that we are actually able to employ quantum energies and principles in our day-to-day lives in unexpected, and fun — and miraculous — ways.

– Dr. Richard Bartlett (founder of Matrix Energetics)
in his book The Physics of Miracles

For over 3 decades I pursued my own experiences in spirituality and consciousness (and states of consciousness), earnestly developed my intuitive abilities, studied and practiced numerous holistic healing modalities, and about a decade ago became adept at channeling and working at an intuitive level with animals.

Along the way, I devoured dozens of fascinating scientific books about the how and why of metaphysics and later, quantum physics as well.

And I just naturally interact with others respectfully and compassionately.

All of these skills and abilities in multi-dimensional and conscious living have seamlessly integrated into what I offer to you in each session.

So although a Holographic Emergence session is based primarily on my training in Matrix Energetics and what I’ve incorporated since by studying other Quantum Consciousness technologies, it can be a combination of any or all of:

  • my adaptation of Matrix Energetics
  • helpful concepts from other Quantum Consciousness technologies
  • my own, unique implementation of Quantum Consciousness principles
  • intuitive information
  • energy or “healing” work I’m prompted to perform
  • channeled guidance or energy
  • healing guides

And it results in an effortless shift in you and/or your life situation.

After last time things improved a lot (this from hindsight observation).

It was amazing to see how things just opened up for me and workshops, private clients, and my public classes blossomed into fullness.  I am so busy now it’s wonderful. Now I have to figure out how to handle it all and keep it coming!

I think this needs to be a seasonal appointment so that I can keep my energetics up to par all year long!

~ Debbie Jensen-Grubb, RN, RYT500

 

Thank you so much, you’ve made such a difference in my life! You’ve gotten me through the death of my mother, relocation, financial expenses. It’s just amazing what you’re able to help me through and I can’t thank you enough.

I just want you to know what a difference you’ve made in my life and I’m sure you’ve made just as many differences in other peoples’ lives.

It’s so powerful! I’ve never been disappointed – at all. Don’t ever feel like you’re not doing something to accomplish incredible feats in my life as well as others.

Thank you, once again.

~ T. B.

And from someone who’d been gaining weight which was affecting all areas of her life:

So, my weight issue, I can’t call it an issue anymore really, I now eat healthy food spontaneously, sweets are in the shape of real fruits and my weight is going down – now this is what I call a real transformation!!! The complicated, anxious thoughts about food are just a distant memory.

I am so glad you shared your magic with me!! You ROCK 🙂

~ K. K.

A Holographic Emergence session can never harm, but only do good.

Holographic Emergence Session Options

Each session is designed to help shift one area that you want addressed.

Depending on how quickly things move along during the session, we may have time for one more so you may want to have a second area in mind, just in case.

Currently there are 2 options for you to choose from.

Interactive Session – $111

This is a 50 min. session, done by phone (or Skype). You call me at the appointed time.

We spend about 50 min. total on the phone together, with the session itself lasting about 35-40 min.

It’s a good idea to set aside the remaining 10 min. of the hour for yourself afterwards.

Remote Session – $88

Alternatively, I do the session remotely without your conscious involvement. This type of session works just as well as an interactive one.

We don’t need to schedule an appointment. Instead, we agree on a date by which I’ll do the session. Here are the steps:

  1. You first email me (or we talk — see pre-session consultation below under “What’s Included”), explaining briefly what you want me to address.
  2. I record the 30-35 min. session and send you the recording via email in the form of an MP3 file.
  3. After that, we can have an email “conversation” about it.  (I’ve not had to make rules about number of emails, etc. We just see what works for both of us.)

What’s Included

  • A short, pre-session consultation in case you have questions or want to make sure this is right for you. This can be done by phone or email.
  • Preparation instructions and tips for a productive session, emailed to you ahead of time as a PDF file.
  • The session itself.
  • For remote sessions, the recording of the session. (If you want a recording of our interactive session, I’m happy to provide one. Please just let me know in advance.)
  • An optional (up to you) follow-up email discussion or Q&A, typically within 1-3 weeks of the session. (For remote sessions, this is in addition to the conversation mentioned in step 3, above.)

Ready to Welcome a Shift?

If you’re ready to schedule, there’s more about that plus a payment button here, or just contact me and we’ll get you taken care of.

Still Have Questions?

There’s a lot more that could be said about Holographic Emergence™, and you can take a look at my announcement post for more information.

I also continue to write articles about it and you can browse through them as well.

Of course, if you still have questions, or want to know more about the sessions themselves, you’re always welcome to contact me directly.

Disclaimer: Holographic Emergence™ and the information received during sessions does not replace medical treatment or diagnosis. I am not a medical practitioner and I do not diagnose, treat, prescribe, or offer medical advice. Contact your medical care-giver for all health concerns.

 
May 042011
 

A yucca bud as it appeared on Akshaya Tritiya, 2010

Tomorrow (Thursday, May 5th) is a special Vedic holiday called Akshaya Tritiya.

It means “the never-diminishing” and is an especially auspicious day where whatever you begin or invest in will grow and prosper. (You can read more about it here.)

Unlike most Western holidays, those of the Vedas are synchronized with the rhythms of nature as reflected in the movement of planets through the zodiac.

That gives us a precise idea of the energies manifesting at any given moment.

Some energetic patterns are substantial enough that they call out for our attention, and these become the Vedic holy days, or holidays. Harmonizing with their energies can be beneficial to us.

When Akshaya Tritiya rolls around every year, it’s great to take advantage of the supportive energies to increase what you want to grow in your life.

How to Magnify the Energetic Support

From the moment you wake up, you can enjoy the benefits of applying this idea consciously with everything and anything in your life that you appreciate and/or want to grow.

Not only will you benefit from the actual increased growth of whatever it was, but you’ll likely be floating on air with the appreciation you feel as you recognize just how many things in your life fit into that category of things whose presence you want to flourish.

Look Toward the Light, Not the Shadows

Last year, on Akshaya Tritiya, I remember that not more than an hour into my day as I thought about all the things I wanted to do, I realized how stressed I was feeling.

That very same yucca bud only one day after Akshaya Tritiya

Did I want my stress to increase? No way!

So I considered what I did want: the feeling of knowing that I have the space in my day to accomplish whatever really needed to be accomplished, and more than that, the feeling of knowing that all is well in the meantime. And of enjoyment. Of that glorious day, after all!

And fortunately, I was able to flip right into that space and remain there the rest of the day. Whew, close call!

So, no matter how your day begins or what you’ve got going on, you can decide to set about attending to all those many wonderful things in your life that you appreciate and would like to see flourish.

You’ll notice that your day is full to overflowing with such things.

Initiate or Tend to What You Want to Increase

This is a day to take the first step on a project that you want to flourish or an activity that you want to turn out positively.

Take some time to focus on your spiritual practice to help strengthen and establish its presence in your life.

It’s also an especially great day to initiate improvements in anything related to finances or valuables.

As an example, here are a few things I reveled in (and jotted down) last year on this auspicious day:

  • I spent some special time with my husband. I even made it a point to listen a few times. 😉
  • I practiced “Looking at Myself” frequently all day long.
  • I took the dogs for a drive to a charming village nearby where I ran a few errands. It was bustling with the beginning of the summer tourist activity.
  • Then we went for a walk by the river where the dogs got to take a dip. Beautiful and refreshing.
  • I bought some lottery tickets. (In India it’s a day where people buy gold and jewels. That would work, too. ;-))
  • I did a Matrix Enegetics session for my almost-daughter-in-law and my soon-to-be-born grandbaby! (Who’s now a healthy almost-one-year-old.)
  • I returned a call to a client. Thank God for my wonderful clients and for the interesting work I get to do.
  • I watered my rhubarb. It’s the first year I can actually harvest it and I am excited!

This year I’m going to enjoy posting to my blog. In particular, I’m going to announce a new service I’m offering. Yippee!

I’m hoping that the magic of this special day will help me grow both of them.

Let Every Day Be Akshaya Tritiya

If you’re catching this post a little late and missed Akshaya Tritiya, well… Let today be Akshaya Tritiya for you. If you have any confidence at all in the Law of Attraction, you know that whatever you put your attention on grows.

Let your attention be on all the wonderful, positive things that you are grateful for today.

I hope you have a wonderful day, and I wish you abundance and prosperity!

Namasté.

About

 

Welcome to Lightspirited Being

(Where *magic* is the new normal!)

 
 
Everything physical is consciousness manifest.

We can think of it as a continuum with the field of pure potential at one end, and the time/space of physical manifestation at the other.

You can work effectively using that continuum:

consciousness -> energy -> manifestation.

A small change at the subtle levels of consciousness and/or energy — where patterns or “blueprints” exist — can create profound shifts in our material lives.

Working at those most subtle levels is what we do here.

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” ~ Albert Einstein

You’ll learn to access the power of the subtle realms to effect real and lasting change in the less subtle dimensions of your everyday life.

You’ll do this by learning and practicing various forms of something new and cutting-edge called Quantum Consciousness Technology.

Besides reveling in its transformative effects on your life, you’ll also strengthen your intuitive nature, enabling you to discover insight and guidance that is specific to you and your life at this time.

You’ll find new articles here about once per week.

You also have access to my services here. I use various consciousness and/or energy tools to get down-to-earth, practical results.

I’ve worked with a lot of intuitive types over the last 20 years and I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a session more than the one I had with you. What a gift you have to share! … This morning I woke up brimming with hot buttered epiphanies … I have no doubt that this invigoration was the result of my session with you.

Right now I offer Holographic Emergence™ sessions (based on Matrix Energetics), Jyotish (Vedic astrology) readings, Channeling sessions,  and two different Animal Communication services.

You’ll also find community here and the opportunity for dialog. I love interacting with you and providing an enjoyable space to hang out.

I love visiting your blog. I never thought I would spend so much time here and writing comments at that, but it feels good.

And if you subscribe to my free quarterly (approximately) newsletter (at the top of the sidebar), you’ll be updated about developments and get free or special deals from time to time.

To Thine Own Self Be True

You’ll also find ways to access the subtle realms that enable you to better know your essential nature and easily and fully express that in your life.

Established in Being, perform action.

– Bhagavad Gita

You can live a vibrant, joyful life, shine your own light, and encourage your own spirit & essence to fully emerge into this material world.

You can be your most authentic, integrated self.

So if you ever feel fearful or anxious, constrained and restricted, unfulfilled, unhappy, or uncertain, stick around.

Getting in touch with your true nature will allow all of that to fall away.

Harmony

An important aspect of tuning into and using the continuum as well as expressing our authentic selves is related to harmony. They all require it, or at least work better when we live in a harmonious state.

Living in harmony with our insides and outsides, with our surroundings, and with all creatures helps us attune to the subtle realms, and vice versa.

And What’s This About Magic?

You are magic, and I am magic.

Let’s quit pretending we’re not!

Magic is about play, and “Lila” is a Sanskrit word meaning the play of the Divine.

It’s the idea that you have taken physical form to experience the interplay between the elements of the universe, and that you have done this simply for the joy of it.

As I live and breathe more and more consciously from the subtle end of the continuum, the spirit of play becomes more and more obviously useful. It involves a light-heartedness that is paradoxically empowering.

To me, this play includes frolicking in the world of “magic and miracles”; embracing wonder and opening to the mystery; not ruling things out just because we or our scientists don’t understand them.

There’s great power in having the willingness to open to the mystery and live in the questions.

You’re capable of much more than you’ve ever suspected.

The idea of magic in this sense is an essential part of the spirit of this blog. (And anyway, it’s fun. :-D)

I hope you’ll join me in embracing magic to live the charmed life of your dreams.

About Me (Patti Foy)

I’ve always been fascinated by the holistic nature and interrelatedness of everything.

For decades I’ve studied and practiced just about everything connected with holistic health, energy healing, metaphysics, spirituality, and consciousness. This runs the gamut from applied techniques to theoretical texts about the science of such ideas and phenomena. (You can see some credentials below.)

Unlike some, I’ve never seen a contradiction between science and metaphysics. As far as I’m concerned, science is just not able to fully explain certain phenomena yet.

A Natural Blend

Maybe this is because I personally have a natural and inborn balance of practical and spiritual, with training and experience in both.

I love to combine the magical with the mundane; the rational & logical with the irrational & mysterious, the intellect with intuition.

I value the wholeness of everything, and live a fairly holistic and natural life.

A Little History

I was lucky to grow up in a small town in Ohio. I got to be a kid there. We lived outside of town and I played in nature with lots of neighborhood kids almost every day.

As a young adult I moved to California. From the late ’70’s to the mid-90’s I was a software developer right in the heart of Silicon Valley.

I worked for such companies as NASA Ames Research Center, Apple Computer, and Lotus Development Corp. Eventually I was managing a group of engineers as well as teaching and presenting at international conferences. It was a wild ride, let me tell you. Very fun.

I was a single mom and now am also a grandmother of 2 precious grand-kids. I could never find the words to do justice to how wonderful my son is and how much I love him.

Patti Foy

At home in the Jemez

I remarried in the early 90’s after realizing my very best friend was the love of my life, and we’re still together today.

We both got a little burned-out after working in high-tech for almost 20 years.

We up and moved to a beautiful, remote, red-rock canyon in the high desert of northern New Mexico, where we’ve embraced an entirely new way of living.

We’re still here, living a simple life connected with nature and I know I’m all the better for it.

It’s here that I’ve discovered my special love of animals, especially dogs, and my heart-felt and deep connection with the natural world.

A Brand New Livelihood

Although I developed some of my intuitive skills even in California (I studied with the phenomenal psychic Kathlyn Rhea there), it was here I’ve been able to develop my abilities much more fully.

I’m primarily a self-study and have developed my own talents in my own way by working with the books, audios, etc., of a variety of psychics and metaphysicians far too numerous to name.

Self-study is also how I obtained a working knowledge of many holistic healing arts.

But I did do some more formal studying too.

I took a correspondence course with Dr. David Frawley’s Institute of Vedic Sciences in Santa Fe, went to perhaps a dozen ACVA (American Council of Vedic Astrology) symposiums and seminars, and studied one-on-one with the brilliant jyotishi James Kelleher for over a year. I became certified as a jyotishi (Vedic astrologer) and an accredited jyotish teacher in 1998.

I’ve been working with the most wonderful clients from all over the world ever since.

I took 4 rounds of courses (one lasting 6 weeks) in 2005-6 with the phenomenal Betsy Morgan and became certified to channel at a professional level. That’s when I finally had to admit I had arrived at a significant milestone. Channeling opened wide my access to all of my intuitive abilities like nothing else.

I gladly added that to the repertoire that I offer clients.

Around that time I also became certified in Reiki, and then in Matrix Energetics, which is a means of shifting energy patterns and modes of consciousness and awareness with beneficial results in us and in life situations. It’s not so much a technique as it is an opening to what amazing power is naturally available to us.

Since then, my intuitive abilities and energy/consciousness work have been an invaluable part of my everyday life.

I use them for myself, for my family (including our two dogs), for friends, and for clients.

The School of Hard Knocks

And speaking of education … I have to mention that I’ve been through some big challenges, some major traumas.

Somehow–mostly through grace, I think–I’ve managed to come out the other side not just having survived but having transcended them. It’s through these transformative experiences that I have become who I am today.

Not at my essence, of course (for that is untouchable), but as the writer of this blog.

And they play a large part in what I have to share with you as well. You’ll no doubt hear more about them as we move forward.

And Then Came Blogging

This section will be short and sweet, since blogging is my new-found love. It’s so creative and there are no limits to what I can do with this.

Right now it’s a perfect way for me to share what I can with you and for us to interact.

I have lots of plans for this blog and for expanding what I’m offering here. I hope you’ll stay tuned and check back often.

Certifications:

  • Certified in Matrix Energetics to Level 3 (also known as Whizard Training, and with good reason), and actively involved in on-going training and workshops since the beginning in 2007. This enables me to facilitate effortless transformational shifts in myself and others.
  • Certified by and a founding member of the Council of Vedic Astrology, the largest Vedic astrology organization in the West, where I earned the title Jyotish Visharada,  (Vedic astrologer as recognized by the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences, or ICAS) and for whom I’m an accredited Teacher and Tutor. The council is affiliated with the American College of Vedic Astrology, for whom I am also an approved Teacher.
  • Certified as a Master Channel, to transmit guidance and often an expanded awareness.
  • Certified Reiki Practitioner in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System.
  • Certified Kriya Yoga Initiate.

I also have training, knowledge, and experience in other modalities such as:

  • Vedic astrology’s Vedic sister arts of Ayurveda (health) and Vastu (environment)
  • The holistic healing arts of Bach Flower Essence therapy, aromatherapy, homeopathy, herbology
  • The practice of creating sacred space
  • Holistic and respectful care of and two-way communication (aka Animal Communication) with companion animals (I was a founder and Director of Jemez Valley Animal Amigos, an award-winning local rescue group still in existence.)
  • Divination arts such as tarot and reading of oracles
  • Various forms of meditation, e.g. Kriya, Vipassana or Insight Meditation, Transcendental Meditation (aka TM), Zen Center retreats, etc.

Contact

Please feel free to contact me here.

 
Mar 122011
 

Have you ever found yourself stuck or confused about how to move forward with a project, or feel like it’s lost its vitality altogether?

Then here’s a simple idea that can produce impressive results. I’m experiencing the benefits myself, and they’re pretty amazing!

I’ve been blogging for about 7 months and doing my best to bring what I have to offer to you, but have continued to flail around with one idea or another.

But someone recently reintroduced me to the soul of my blog, and that has made all the difference.

That someone was Hiro Boga, and I discovered her on the top of a red rock mesa in the high desert of New Mexico.

I was climbing around up there with my dog and my little digital audio player, listening to Danielle LaPorte interview Hiro about her new home study course called How to Rule Your World From The Inside Out: The Art Of Inner Leadership.

And when she talked about the Deva or soul of our business, it stopped me in my tracks.

Of course! I knew instantly that that was the element I’d been overlooking.

A New Beginning

Consciously connecting with the Deva of my blog (and business) has been a turning point. And as I continue to walk hand in hand with her, there’s a lot of movement and a lot of progress.

New ideas are popping in left and right. This is nothing new but for the first time these are ideas that I just know are right. They feel different. There’s an energy behind them and a definiteness to them. They are decisions almost more than they are ideas–answers to my questions–and they are wonderful and exciting! They shift the energy I’ve been putting into waffling into energy to move forward confidently.

I also finally know how to present the “face” of Lightspirited Being, and it’s only because we’ve finally met.  (You’ve already seen some of the changes and there are bigger ones on the way.)

I’m led to take steps that seem small but end up yielding substantial rewards.

Besides all that, support continues to turn up everywhere I look.

What Is a Deva

I was already somewhat familiar with Devas from my experience with the Perelandra gardening workbooks and from how I work with certain animals. And my ability to connect with them seems to be helped by knowing how to channel.

But in its simplest form, if you haven’t worked with Devas before, you can think of them as the soul of something. And if you’re in the process of bringing something new into the world (and who isn’t?) then it’s the soul of that.

You can also think of a Deva as the pattern in consciousness or in energetic form that is wanting to manifest into this physical world.

By participating in a particular project, you work in partnership with its Deva. Being conscious of this relationship is powerful.

In her interview, Hiro mentions that a Deva comes complete with all its connections. They already exist as part of its pattern. So as you work with the Deva, you’ll find that support begins to appear where you might least expect it.

How To Connect With a Deva

Here is a simple process for connecting with the Deva of your project.

It’s actually quite natural, and so seamless you may not recognize that you’ve actually made the connection. Typically it’s as soft as a whisper. If you sense the whisper of your Deva: trust it. Trusting it is the hardest part. 😉

1) Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Relax.

2) Think of your project. Not a lot. Just enough to bring it to mind.

3) Know that it has a Deva, or it wouldn’t be manifesting.

4) Intend to connect with that Deva. Ask that Deva to make itself known to you.

5) “Listen”. Sense. See if you can get a feel for the actual essence or soul of this project. What you sense will likely be very subtle. It won’t knock you over the head, but if you still want more, it can help to recall what first touched you when you initially thought of doing your project.

6) Say hello. Indicate however you’d like that you want to join together to bring this project into the world.

That’s it! Don’t make it more difficult than it needs to be. The Deva wants to connect with you as well and will do its part to help. For you two are partners with the same goal.

Walking Hand in Hand

Every Deva has its own energy and you may even experience it as a personality. So how you relate with it over time will be dependent on that. Play with it!

Remember that you are helping this perfect, beautiful pattern come into being as form, and willingness to be of service to it rather than trying to wrangle it to serve you is the best approach. You’ll find, in the end, it’s the same thing.

But do remember to check in with it from time to time, whenever you think of it. This is what keeps the process fresh and alive.

Notice that once you’re working in partnership, change and movement seem to happen more quickly and enegetically than before.

Ask for guidance and express thanks for the movement that occurs because of your conscious agreement to work together. Whenever you’re at a decision point, ask what is trying to happen. What will further the project?

You will get an answer. Sometimes it will be in the form of knowing, or sometimes it will be a visible sign. But it will present itself to you one way or the other.

Side Note: This post is part of a contest (see below) and I intended for it to be entirely different. But as I sat down to write, I checked in with the Deva of Lightspirited Being and she said “Tell them about me.” That was not what I expected and it made me a little nervous, but I did it anyway. As you see, I’m beginning to trust her nudges.

Update: Yay! I won the contest! Many thanks to Alexis and Hiro for hosting it. As I said in reply to Hiro in the comment section:

However, I’m still a little nervous about the fact that this post is primarily about the Deva and NOT exclusively about what the contest rules required. …  Anyway, I’ve gone with the Deva’s recommendation and trust that whatever the outcome, all is well. 🙂

I really think it’s important to not judge the outcome, but the fact that I won by listening to the Deva’s nudges even though my intellect didn’t see the logic of it is very validating of exactly what this post is about! Thank you, Deva!

In any case, I hope you enjoyed it and find it helpful.

Do you have experiences with Devas or working in a similar manner that you’d like to share? Was this process helpful?

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

This post was prompted by Hiro Boga and Alexis Neely. How lucky was I to catch the tweet?

As part of their contest to win Hiro’s home study course How to Rule Your World, I’m to write a post about “Why you are ready to Rule Your World and what will be different for you when you do.”

I’m ready to rule my world because some inner change is needed in order for me to lead and influence on the outside like I envision. I feel compelled to step up to the plate and take my work to a new level, but my inner world includes a few gremlins that trip me up. I’d love to understand how to apply my sovereignty (as per Hiro) to make them my partners in growth instead of my saboteurs. I know doing the course would help me turn the corner, and I think the chapters on intention and dealing with resistance will be especially helpful.

What will be different is that I will contribute to the world with my unique gifts 100%. No more holding back. I will fully birth this offering and if I do it right, the world will be a better place because of it.

I’d be thrilled to win this generous prize and would love to work with Hiro. She’s already inspired and helped me and I’m convinced that she’s part of the support that the Deva is bringing in. She’s got a uniquely helpful blog and some audios that are a treat to listen to. If you don’t know of Hiro yet, then head on over there and check her out.

Mar 012011
 

Did you know you can use natural cycles to support improvements in your life?

To increase what you want and let go of what you don’t?

An accessible and  effective way to do this is to recognize the Vedic (Hindu) holidays to magnify helpful influences. It just takes some attention and conscious intent.

Unlike most Western holidays, those of the Vedas are synchronized with the rhythms of nature as reflected in the movement of planets through the zodiac.

The current position of the planets in the signs gives us a precise idea of the energies manifesting at any given moment. This is fine-tuned by using the Vedic nakshatras which are smaller constellations along the same ecliptic as the zodiac signs we are all familiar with.

Some energetic patterns are substantial enough that they call out for our attention, and these become the Vedic holy days, or holidays.

Harmonizing with their energies can be beneficial to us. In what way is dependent on which energy pattern or holiday is active.

Immediate Opportunities

Here are 2 upcoming Vedic holidays that we can take advantage of. (Dates shown are for Continental U.S.)

Maha Shivaratri is good for performing rituals that honor endings.

Holi is a day to celebrate abundance and is an auspicious for any kind of activity.

Maha Shivaratri – Endings

Maha Shivaratri is this Wednesday, March 2nd this year.

This is the night for worshipping Shiva, the lord of destruction. In India, devotees fast, chant the mantra “Om Namah Shivaya”, and make offerings. That night they keep long vigils, and listen to stories, hymns and songs.

Shiva is a part of the Hindu trinity and as the God of destruction, relates to Saturn (or Yama, the God of death).

It’s a good time for honoring your ancestors and acknowledging the gifts brought to your life by things that are no longer, things or people that you have grieved.

It’s an especially good time for practicing ritual related to anything in your life you would like to see destroyed/ended or to say goodbye to.

  • Do you have fears you’d like to let go of?
  • Habits to break?
  • Blockages you want to eliminate?
  • Unacceptance you would like to let go of so you can truly surrender to the dance of life?

This is a perfect time to perform a personalized ritual to consciously ask for Divine help in leaving these things behind.

Doing so can have powerful, positive effects at many levels.

Holi and Lakshmi Jayanti – Growth

Holi is on Saturday, March 19th this year.

In contrast to the dark night of honoring lord Shiva, the Spring Festival of Holi is a festival of colors to welcome the spring. It’s time to win the blessings of the Gods for good harvests and fertility of the land.

This also happens to be Lakshmi Jayanti, the birthday celebration for Lakshmi, the beloved Goddess of wealth and abundance.

This holiday is celebrated as a time to welcome an abundance of all good things into your life.

The day before is called Holika Dahana and holy ceremonies called pujas are performed to celebrate the victory of good over evil.

As with many of the Hindu holy days and festivals, Holi is an auspicious day for any type of activity including new beginnings.

Do yourself a favor and take advantage of the support for positive change that’s offered by these special days.

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Dec 202010
 

I’m barely squeaking in here on time with regard to tonight’s total lunar eclipse, but eclipse energy can be tricky so I want to tell you how you can best work with it, along with a few other current influences.

So read on to find out about the astrological (Vedic) indications of the:

1. Lunar eclipse
2. Solstice
3. 2-week period in-between eclipses
4. Solar eclipse in January
5. Jupiter-Uranus conjunction on the same day

It’s helpful to know how to take advantage of all these special influences.

So here we go.

Solstice – Increase of Light

The sun will be farthest south in Earth’s sky Dec. 21 (tomorrow) at 10:47 a.m. MST, marking the beginning of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

For those in the Northern Hemisphere, this begins what is called Uttarayana, the time from winter solstice to summer solstice. Its energy is similar to that of the waxing moon (from new to full), with an increase of light and a brightening of our perceptions. This 6 month period is a good time in general for auspicious beginnings.

It relates to the movement of prana (vital energy) up the spine, from potential at the base to full actualization at the top. It’s very good for creating and manifesting as well as for spiritual realization.

Solstice day itself is auspicious as it signals a return of the light and is a nice day for celebrating the arrival of new spiritual energy for the year. It’s a day when the mind naturally becomes more still than usual. Prana enters your central spinal channel (the shushumna) and can be more easily used for inner transformation than usual. It’s a very good day for inner or spiritual actions and not so good for ordinary activities.

Total Lunar Eclipse – Quiet Time

The total lunar eclipse on Dec. 21 is especially well placed for observers in North America. The eclipse begins tonight at 11:33 p.m., the total phase  at 12:41 a.m., the greatest eclipse is at 1:16 a.m., the total phase ends at 1:53 a.m., and the eclipse ends at 3:01 a.m. (all times MST).

Eclipses indicate periods of transition and change. The actual day of an eclipse is not a good day to initiate major events or plans. However, it’s an especially powerful day for resting, quite time, and for spiritual or inner focus. Note that Vedic astrology considers each day as going from sunrise to sunrise, so technically, today is the day of the eclipse in the MST timezone.

This eclipse takes place at 5°28′ of sidereal Gemini in the lunar mansion of Mrigashira. If you know your chart positions, see if your Ascendant or any planets are at this degree. If so, you will want to take special care in areas represented by that planet for the next 2 weeks especially and the next 6 months in general.

The Time Between Eclipses – Completion

Eclipses almost always occur in pairs, and the 2 weeks in-between them is not the best time for beginning new ventures. We are also in the waning phase of the Moon, which is always best for inner work and finishing things.  So do take advantage of this and take a short reprieve to polish off 2010.

In fact, these next two weeks are an excellent time for finishing up old business, and this includes things like cleaning house and letting go of old baggage.

After the 4th you will likely feel a surge of energy and enthusiasm indicating that it is finally time to move forward and jump in with both feet.

Partial Solar Eclipse – Your Inner Self

The solar eclipse takes place on Jan. 4 (MST it is 11:40 p.m. on the 3rd) with the time of greatest eclipse at 1:50 a.m., and finishing at 4:00 a.m. It takes place at 19°43′ of sidereal Sagittarius, in the lunar mansion of Purva Ashada.

Again, if you know your chart positions, see if your Ascendant or any planets are at this degree. If so, you will want to take special care in areas represented by that planet for approximately the next 6 months. This eclipse is not visible in the United States (for more info go to this NASA site), and when an eclipse is not visible somewhere that means its effects won’t be felt as strongly.

Consider that the Sun represents our self and how we shine in the world. It will be a good day for inner/spiritual pursuits, especially to take some time out to investigate, recognize, and honor our own selves and who or what we are.

For more information (from a jyotish point of view), Liz Durkin consistenly writes fascinating articles on her blog. Here’s one about these two eclipses with some mythological background of the eclipsors Rahu & Ketu, etc.

Likewise, Christopher Kevill is a neo-jyotishi who specializes in market indications, and he has a good article about the current influences as well.

(You can always find both of these blogs in my blogroll in the right-hand sidebar.)

Jupiter-Uranus Conjunction – Opening

On the exact same day as the solar eclipse, Jupiter and Uranus will be at the exact same degree. (This only happens once every few decades.)

These planets together indicate surprise and sudden opportunities, so try to be ready if something positive comes out of the blue that you can benefit from taking action on. This happens in Jupiter’s sign of Pisces, so this opportunity may be related to water or to “other worlds” (e.g. travel, dreams, altered states, foreign or very different environments).

Interestingly, the deity of the lunar mansion in which the solar eclipse takes place is Apas, representing the cosmic waters. It will be interesting to see if there is an unexpected world event involving water around that time.

The flip side of this expansive conjunction is that it may makes you crave freedom so much that it’s hard to want to buckle down and be responsible. On the world stage, this often indicates reform and change, perhaps that which began in Sept. when these two planets were first conjunct.

The New Year – Beginnings

At this special time of new beginnings, you might want to consider getting a Jyotish Reading or Channeling Session. They both provide practical guidance and direction, help with decisions and making effective choices, and offer insight into a situation or a new point of view.

Both modalities are based on spiritual or unseen principles yet they provide practical results for your everyday living.

Channeling Sessions are uplifting and fascinating. They vary according to what you need in the moment and it’s possible you may experience the benefits of profound healing energies. Sometimes my training in Matrix Energetics is called for, which results in a beneficial shift in your energy patterns.

Or treat yourself to an informative Jyotish Reading! They are based on your personal chart and are fully customized to whatever type of guidance and insights you are looking for right now.

Note >>> I’ll be following my own advice and taking time away from blogging and from the hubbub of worldly pursuits until the 4th of January. It will be my own break, vacation, time of review, of going inward, etc. Wonderful is another word for it. 😉

Thank you so much for being with me as I initiated this new space! I wish you happy holidays and that your upcoming year be your best one ever!

Many blessings and I hope to see you again soon.

Namasté.

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Dec 102010
 

Do you ever feel like this picture looks? Just a little too “out there”?

Yup, me too.

And I’ll show you a quick way to turn that around.

But first let’s take a look at a primary cause.

(Hint: And it’s not because you have too much to do.)

Who’s Calling the Shots?

In these fascinating days of interconnection, with web surfing, wiki everything, and gadgets galore, rarely a day goes by that we aren’t influenced by other people.

Yet most of our connections have a tiny hidden cost.

Around the holidays especially, with all kinds of parties and family gatherings, there are usually a lot of quiet demands on us. There are tenacious old patterns, unspoken expectations, and assumed obligations, all sneaking a little piece of our attention.

Or maybe like me, you’re learning some new skills and have a lot of “teachers” in your life. We absorb what they tell us like sponges. We watch who does it right and who does it wrong. We listen to what to do and then how to do it better.

Whatever the situation, we’re often so constantly connected that we don’t notice that little pieces of our attention are “out there”, scattered all over the place. And this is true even when the influences are good ones.

Before you know it, the voices of everyone else create a cacophony and added together are much louder than your own. To make matters worse, they don’t all say the same thing, in fact they often say the exact opposite.

They pull you every which way.

If you check in with yourself, you notice you’re scattered, spacey, off balance, and drained. You’re easily distracted. Maybe even little health issues are popping up or you find yourself mindlessly eating all that “bad” stuff. Again.

Aggh!

An Effective Practice

Believe it or not, there’s a quick and easy way to reclaim yourself. It’s something I discovered quite a few years back.

I’ve done this many times and every single time I’m amazed at what a huge difference it makes.

You’ll suddenly be calm and balanced. Collected, centered, and grounded. Best of all you’ll feel congruent and integrated again.

And it’s so simple.

You are going to pull yourself together. Literally.

“This is really America in therapy, people trying to get themselves together and be whole.”
David S. Viscott

A quick study of the words whole, holy, holistic, and health shows that they are all related. No surprise, is it? And holy is “that which must be preserved whole or intact, that cannot be transgressed or violated”.

Sounds pretty good to be whole, doesn’t it?

How to do it

It’s so easy.

1) First of all, decide you want to be all in one place again. Whole. (Speaking of words, did you know “decide” comes from the Latin decidere, to cut off? This is what you are doing when you decide, cutting away from the other options, the distractions.)

Deciding alone is a powerful step.

Do it right now. Can you feel the difference?

2) Next, be aware that all your connections are like tendrils going out from your body and connecting with everyone who’s influencing you.

Take a look at them in your mind’s eye, and who they are connected to. Who is influencing you? Who are the first few people who come to mind? Who are you trying to please? Or learn from? Or who are you trying to influence? Who are you keeping tabs on?

A few will be obvious, and you don’t need to worry about the ones that aren’t.

Spend a minute or so doing this.

3) And finally, just disconnect your tendrils and pull them all back in to yourself.

You can do them one by one, in groups, or all at once — whichever seems most effective for you.

See them all receding back in, so that you are a smooth, egg-shaped energy system.

Then put your focus on you … and take a few moments to notice how soothing and solid that feels.

And you’re done!

Don’t be fooled by how simple and obvious this sounds. It’s really powerful.

When I do this, I immediately feel a shift in my energy. Then for days — and I’m not kidding — I have so much energy I barely know what to do with it all.

I feel clear and uncluttered. I have laser-beam focus without even trying.

You’ll find that you not only feel much better, but you are much more effective at what is important to you. Even when you’ve got lots to do, you’re able to focus calmly on your priorities.

And best of all, you can still work and play with others but your own presence is more concentrated. And your relationships are more healthy again.

If you find the need to do this, I’d love to hear what your results were. Or do it preventively, even better.

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Nov 132010
 

I’m sure you’ll agree that as we make our way through this journey called life, we inevitably run into bumps in the road. On occasion, we might even get hopelessly lost. When these things happen, being open to help even from the most unexpected sources can sometimes be the key to getting back on track.

Fifteen years ago, my husband and I walked away from high-stress software engineering careers in the San Francisco Bay Area, sold our home, packed up our belongings, and moved to a remote red rock canyon in the high desert of northern New Mexico. We needed to chill.

But right from the beginning, everything started going haywire. And I mean right from the beginning. As we got into our car in the driveway in California for the 2-day drive, the outside door handle of the driver’s door just pulled right off. Talk about an omen.

We didn’t notice at first but over the next month or so, more and more difficulties came up until it became painfully obvious that we were being buried in unresolvable issues. The movers lost some of our things and damaged others and would not reimburse us. The contractor building a bridge for us began to falsify his records and neglect his commitments. We were in escrow on our new property and everything was taking inordinately long and costing much more than had been indicated. The lady at the title company was apparently in cahoots with the seller’s realtor and we had to watch like hawks for bogus charges she occasionally put on our contract. And on and on.

One day, I saw a pattern: California smooth, New Mexico bumpy. When we lived in California, things went pretty well, and when there were difficulties they resolved fairly quickly. But here we were in New Mexico, with more stubborn issues in this short time than we had ever had in California over a 20-year period.

What was going on? Was it this place?

Well, as it turns out… it was.

Here’s how we confirmed it and where our help ultimately came from.

Someone With A Bird’s Eye View

Around that time I was talking with my brother about our ongoing issues here in New Mexico, and he told me he had gotten something called a Locational reading from a Vedic astrologer.

“A what from a what?” I asked, even as I thought “Oh, give me a break.” and rolled my eyes. The extent of my familiarity with astrology was reading sun signs in newspapers when I was a girl. Not helpful, and a little too woo-woo, even for me.

No, really, he assured me. He and his wife were considering a move and had gone to an astrologer who was able to use their charts and see how they matched certain locations. He said it was really helpful.

With nothing to lose, my husband and I made an appointment with this fellow. Let’s just see if he can tell what’s going on, we figured.

And as promised — but as we barely dared hope — the charts revealed to his trained eye a much bigger picture than we had from our perspective. He saw some significant underlying dynamics that were completely hidden from us. He could see how our unique patterns harmonized or clashed with those of this exact place.

The information we received was enlightening, to say the least. Not only was the astrologer able to point out what was going on, but he was able to give us some great guidance about how to work with the situation to make things go more smoothly as we moved forward, as well as information about timing.

I couldn’t believe it! This was really helpful! How did he do that?

Ultimately, I found it all so fascinating that I just had to look into it. Before I knew it, I was involved in a serious study of this complex art & science known as Jyotish (Vedic astrology.) Because I had been involved with Eastern spirituality for some time, I resonated perfectly with this form of Indian astrology and its integrated philosophies.

The very astrologer who did the reading for us became my main mentor & teacher and I soon became certified in this fascinating field.

It’s Not About Signs & Planets: It’s About YOU

Much to my chagrin, I had discovered that astrology wasn’t foolish after all — but I had been! On the contrary, it was powerful and comprehensive, practical and helpful, and even kind of fun! It really is enlivening learning what your chart reveals for you.

I am so glad I made it past my contempt prior to investigation and tried it out.

As I look back, I really don’t know how we would have been able to make sense of what was happening or know what to do without this amazing tool. In fact, if I’d known then what I know now, I’d have gotten a locational reading before buying property and moving.

And I didn’t have to know or care a thing about planets and signs and all that. I left it in the hands of my capable astrologer to use those things himself to reveal patterns in my life, which was all I really cared about. And to that end, it worked like a charm.

There’s a Place for Jyotish in Your Life

I love it when I get to watch people dancing through life, naturally confident of their direction, aware of all the nuances of what is influencing them, and unconcerned about what is developing. However, that’s pretty rare!

More often than not, we can all use a little insight and guidance. And Jyotish can provide that.

It really is like having a road-map of sorts. And haven’t we all learned it helps a heck of a lot to have a map?

Get Your Road-Map Here

On my Jyotish Articles page, you can find an article about what Jyotish can help you with. Not only can it address locations (oops, no pun intended) which was so helpful to my husband and me, but it can help with your career (including fulfillment and money), relationships, health, psychological tendencies, and last but not least, your spiritual nature.

Over the years since then, I’ve really enjoyed being able to offer this service and watch how it positively influences peoples’ lives. My clients are from all walks of life, and all find it valuable in their own way.

If you think this might be helpful to you or if you just want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here — yes, still in this lovely red rock canyon… and making the best of it!

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Aug 302010
 

Here is a simple practice that is really powerful and motivating. You are doing something you would be doing anyway, but you’re doing it with an expanded vision that gives far-reaching results. And a surprising bonus is: it actually makes cleaning house fun!

We can all probably agree that our environment feels better when it is decluttered, clean, and organized. Let’s start with the given that this makes sense physically and psychologically, and then take it a step further.

If we approach these clearing activities metaphorically or symbolically, we can benefit even more.

The idea here is that as we declutter, clean, and organize any area of our home (or property, vehicle, office, etc.) we are improving an area of our lives on an even bigger scale than just that physical area of our environment.

What’s in a Dust Bunny?

Everything we are around on a regular basis has energy ties and some type of connection to us, whether we are conscious of it or not. We can envision this as thin threads going from us to everything we own (and some things have big fat ropes!)

As we clean, clear, move, or give any attention at all to these things, the changes reverberate into the larger pattern of our lives that these things are tied to. We can see a correspondence between our life and the location, the article, and/or the activity. In other words, as we clear things, we not only clear that area of our home directly but ALSO an area of our life that’s represented symbolically by that physical area, its contents, or the action we are taking. I would say that this is always true, but especially so if we do it with conscious intent.

Can you see the ramifications of this? How powerful and far reaching this can be in helping us make improvements in all areas of our lives?

And even when things are simply neglected or left to gather dust, never being used or appreciated, those areas of our lives that they relate to are often deteriorating as well. The dust itself is like old, leftover consciousness that begins to smother their vitality. (I am reminded of Dr. Masaru Emoto’s brilliant work with the water crystals, where he showed that plants receiving negative energy fared even better than those that were totally ignored–except for being kept alive, that is. Amazing!)

Next time you clean or declutter, pay attention for the next hours, days, or week and see if you can notice any side-effects in the area of your life that that area might represent.

You Can Decide What You Want to Change

Conversely, if you want to make some changes in a particular area of your life, consider what area of your home or what type of belongings can or do represent that, and then go about cleaning up that physical area. You can consider it intellectually and see if you can get a felt-sense of it too.

Besides resulting in significant and sometimes surprising improvements in that life area, a great side effect of this way of going about clutter-clearing is that it can be a great motivation to clear/clean and even make it more interesting and enjoyable.

You can use your own ideas about how a physical area of your home or a certain activity might tie to an area of your life (get creative, it’s all valid; get intuitive, even better) and/or you can use established systems such as Feng Shui, Vastu, etc. to establish the correlations.

Charge It With Intention

It can be even more powerful to think or even say out loud as you are clearing what it is that you are intending, e.g.

As I mop these dust-bunnies out from under my bed, I am gently removing:
a) the unnoticed debris left from past relationships, or
b) my random worries that have been keeping me awake at night, or
c) the “dust” that indicates my lack of action in reaching out to my husband/wife, or
d) the scary monsters that I now have the courage to see in the light of day

You get the idea. This sounds like a silly example (and maybe it is) but declaring your intentions really does add oompf. Try it out!

Better yet, play with it! Go ahead – let those dust bunnies fly! Turn your feather-duster into a magic wand!

Just be warned: you can’t always predict what new adventure may open up to you as a result! My best personal story is of cleaning out the stuffed full closet in my office and coming away with tons of released energy, a newly redecorated room, and a revived career.

Some Ways You Can Start Today

The connections are endless, and many (or even most) are specific to us as individuals. But here are a few that most of us have in common where you can make a start right away.

  • General decluttering, cleaning, and organizing seems to remove the cobwebs from your energy systems in general, making you much more clear and decisive. It also has the added benefit of making you more alert and intuitive.
  • Do you have lots of old financial files that will never again be of any use? Papers or statements you’re afraid to look at? Give them a spring cleaning and notice how your finances are revived and positively activated.
  • Book shelves are like magic. No sooner do I give away books that I have outgrown, then I am introduced to new areas of fascination and some of the empty spaces begin to come alive with new materials.
  • Sorting through old photos is a powerful way to revive or let go of relationships, including relationships with a “you” of the past. This is often quite therapeutic and can be very healing, even when you didn’t know healing was called for. (And be prepared to possibly hear from some of these people out of the blue.)
  • Thinning out or organizing things that represent mental activities (reading, tracking, planning, figuring) can go a long way to actually help clear your mental clutter such as worrying, judging, criticizing, and over-thinking.
  • Clearing communications areas (such as email or that little address book with phone numbers from two decades ago) can help free up your energy for those relationships that do matter.  Organizing the new or decluttered space can help you be more clear when listening and speaking.
  • Clean and decorate the “helpful people” area of your Feng Shui bagua (a complex topic but the  short form is the south-east direction of a space) to keep that energy moving.
  • Attend to areas that hold vitamins, herbs, medicines, health and personal products and watch your physical health improve.
  • “Thinning out” in general can help you let go of a craving for excess food and you will likewise thin down.
  • Cleaning basements can go to the foundations of who we are and what we stand for, including our subconscious patterns. It can take a brave soul to dive into the “dungeons” but the results can be amazing.
  • Cleaning up that pet cupboard, tossing or giving away those things they’ve outgrown or that are old and worn will revive your relationship with them and improve your pets’ well-being as well.
  • Spiff up the outside of your home or your outdoors areas (or even your car) as representative of how you show yourself to and connect with the world at large. You just may find yourself wanting to have a party!

I first heard of this idea many years ago through Denise Linn on one of her podcasts from her weekly show on Hay House Radio. Since then I have proven it to myself time and again, with positive and enduring results.

Are you willing to try it? What have you found? Any related suggestions? Talk to me!

[Beautiful photo of actual dust bunnies by psyberartist]

Aug 242010
 

Color is our way of perceiving vibrations that are affecting every one of us all the time. For the most part, this is going on below our level of consciousness. But if you will begin to pay attention and learn how the different colors can be applied, you can benefit in a wide range of areas.

This is such a broad topic that I could write a book, so this one post is nowhere near comprehensive in breadth or depth. More details and how-to’s will follow since applying this type of awareness is exactly what this blog is about!

Right now I just want to point out how many areas of your life you can make the use of color more conscious so as to harness its power and apply it to your benefit. This awareness alone can be very helpful.

Applications range from applying color, i.e. putting it out there into the world so as to elicit a particular result, to perceiving and then interpreting color as a means of better understanding our world. (We can think of this as output and input.)

A little example: A few weeks ago I impulsively chose a whole new color scheme for this website. Whereas before it was mostly purple and blue, I found myself suddenly and without warning changing it to a strikingly different bright golden yellow with some burnt orange and a warm brown. What possessed me, I wondered. And hmm, I wonder if this will be as appealing or more so and to what effect? As I did a little research into this new color scheme I not only saw that it will, indeed, have a quite different effect on visitors (output), but that it also revealed a bit about me and how I feel about what this site represents as a part of my own expression (input).

Let’s take a look at some areas of application.

Marketing: Make the Right Impression

This was the area that got me thinking about writing this post (which is why it is listed first), yet is the area in which I am the least familiar with the specific uses of color. Color can be used online and for printed material to make a particular impression and to invoke particular responses. (In fact it will make certain subliminal impressions so it behooves you to know what they will be!) I will get more into the specifics of individual colors in an upcoming post, but here is a useful and succinct article I ran across about the use of color in marketing, and this one was interesting too.

Influence Yourself Positively

Colors can be used to influence your mood and to help support you in whatever activities you are wanting to take part in. For example, blue and green are helpful for writing and study, whereas red and orange are good for physical activities and sports.

Enhance Your Life Situation

Jyotish (Vedic astrology) is one system I am very familiar with so I will use this as an example of a system that uses color to effect broad and surprising changes. In some ways, Jyotish can be thought of as one of the more complex oracle systems, and color is an integral part of understanding not only how various symbols relate to the greater whole but also how to apply them and their respective colors to encourage certain practical effects. (Some other oracular systems incorporate color as well.)

An example is something I recently posted about strengthening Venus energy which is weak in the world right now. Among other things, Venus represents art and creativity, relationships (especially with our beloved), beauty, comfort, and luxury. Venus’ colors are pastels and variegated colors, especially pink. Simply using or being around Venus colors will strengthen most or all of those areas that Venus represents. It’s kind of unbelievable, but it really does work.

If you think about it, what you are doing when you expose yourself more often to a certain color is you are increasing and strengthening a particular vibration. And the vibration of pink relates strongly to the vibration of love, for example. So looked at like this, it all makes a lot of sense. (This is how seed or name mantras work as well, and in fact, much of what I am saying about color holds true for sound as well.)

Boost Your Healing Powers

This is related to influencing yourself, but in considering healing, I think of color’s influence as taking place over time and having a more long-term influence.

Colors in Our Environment

The locations where we spend a lot of our time are very important to consider since they have an almost constant influence on us. We can use this to our benefit, or unbeknownst to us, these areas can be causing problems for us or our families physically, mentally, or emotionally.

If you usually feel calm, upset, phsysically energized, lethargic, etc. in a certain location, notice the predominant color and see if you think that is a major factor.

Clear and Strengthen Body Centers or Chakras

This is a powerful use of color as visualizing a center’s corresponding color (and/or using it in conjunction with the corresponding note on the musical scale) can strengthen and clear our body centers. Each center relates to how well we function in certain areas. For example, our root chakra relates to how secure we feel and using a clear, pure red to treat this area can go a long way toward alleviating our fears about finances, death, etc.

Eat Every Color Every Day

To tell the truth, I don’t think this relates so much to the idea of color as vibration as it does to simply variety but I like it and it sort of fits here! The idea is that every day you eat food of every color and you will have a nice variety of tastes, textures, and nutrition. Fun! But hmm… Now that I think about it, since foods’ colors must at some level represent their vibration, eating them must influence in similar ways as the colors in our environment, don’t you think?

An Integral Intuitive Element

Perceiving color with our subtle senses or our mind’s eye is a great way to increase our knowledge about our world.

The Aura

If you are one of the lucky ones who is able to see auras (either naturally or through practice), you know that they can be extremely informative. They can indicate a person’s (or animal’s or plant’s) condition physically, emotionally, and mentally and sometimes in great detail.

There are standard lists of what certain colors may mean in an aura (or certain patterns of color) yet it’s recommended that you use these only as a starting point and put more weight on what you learn through experience that the colors mean to you.

Body Charts for Intuitive Work

An effective and fun way to investigate someone’s condition is to use a body chart that is drawn on a piece of white paper. As you focus on that person (or animal or plant) you will begin to see patterns of color with your mind’s eye which in turn indicate meaning to you. This practice is used similarly to that of seeing auras but can be done even when separated by great distances.

Get a Reading on Yourself

Noticing if there is a pattern or strong desire for a certain color (e.g. what color you are drawn to wear, or what color you are strongly attracted to in general) can be very informative. Sometimes it will be because you need help in that area or sometimes it’s because you are very healthy in that area and wanting to express it.

Exercises

There are lots of exercises designed to help increase our intuition that use color. A simple one that we’ve all probably heard of or tried is using playing cards. You go through the deck, pick up the top card, and see if it feels black or red. They really do have quite a different feel to them and this can be used to increase our awareness of our subtle senses.

At this point, I’m realizing I could probably go on forever (okay, for a long time) about the many applications of color in our lives. But this is a good start so I will stop here for now. I wanted to lay a foundation and to set the stage for posts on more in-depth applications.

Also, knowing how each individual color affects us is a critical adjunct to this information so I’ll write about that very shortly, I promise! [Update: I’ve since posted that information for you here.]

I hope I’ve illuminated that there can be lots of benefits of paying a bit more attention to color, this common element of our experience that we all tend to take so much for granted. Start to pay attention now and besides reaping some immediate benefits, you’ll be well positioned to jump into specific tools and exercises when we get to them.

In the meantime, I’d love to hear your observations about this!

[Photo: Tanti Ruwani/sektordua]

What is Jyotish?

 

Have you ever wondered what you should be doing with your life? In what vocation would you have the most aptitude and feel the most fulfilled? Have you ever wanted to know if and when you’ll ever be in a relationship? Or even what can be done about this failing one? Have you ever had any concerns about your family, or your finances, or your health? Have you wondered about your spiritual path, or what you can do to feel more joy in your life? Have you ever had a challenge you wanted insight or guidance about, or an opportunity or event you wanted to optimize? If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then Jyotish may be of interest to you. Virtually any concern, large or small, can be addressed by this rich and profound science. Following is a general introduction to what it is, and in subsequent articles of this series, I will elaborate on the many ways it can significantly enhance your life.

Jyotish, which means “Science of Light”, is an Eastern (Indian) form of astrology, also known as Vedic astrology. It is based on the ancient Vedic scriptures, and was begun by the holy Rishis about 6000 years ago. It was given to them by both inner realization and by practical observation of the heavens and their matching earthly effects. Today it continues to be validated by abundant empirical testing and research. Whether the planets cause events in our lives or whether they are merely indicators is for all practical purposes an academic distinction. What matters is that Jyotish is a powerful and practical system provided us to “read” the signs of the heavens and live in harmony with them. Anyone familiar with this sacred science is astounded by its accuracy, and it is to our great advantage to gratefully accept and apply it.

Whereas Western astrology focuses mainly on psychological indications, Vedic astrology is better known for its predictive accuracy. Philosophically, Jyotish reflects the law of karma, which includes both an aspect of fate and one of free will. It does not teach resignation, but instead offers various remedies to help us through challenges and enhance our opportunities. It reveals the over-all karmic pattern of our life by delineating our life cycles and future trends and by illuminating our motivations and tendencies. The profound insight often gained, along with practical guidance for optimizing our potential, promotes greater peace, fulfillment, joy, and prosperity in our lives.

Many are very surprised at just how practical and useful Jyotish can be in our everyday lives. It is not nearly so simple, vague, or impersonal as the sun sign columns that appear in various publications. On the contrary, it goes far beyond that, and when your birth data (representing you and only you) is given to a skilled Jyotishi (Vedic Astrologer), Jyotish can be used in all sorts of specific ways to gain insight or understanding of virtually any area of your life. As such, it is an immense help in making even the most difficult decisions.

Patricia Foy is a practicing Jyotishi, certified by and a founding member of the American Council of Vedic Astrology. For more information or to schedule a confidential consultation, please contact her directly.

 

Jyotish Readings

 

Vedic astrology is a powerful form of predictive astrology from India. Also known as Jyotish, the sacred “Science of Light”, it is based on the ancient Vedic scriptures. It is given to us by the great Seers, and was given to them by both inner realization and outer observation. Today, it continues to be validated by abundant empirical testing and research.

Whereas Western astrology focuses mainly on psychological indications of the horoscope, Jyotish is better known for its predictive accuracy. It reveals the over-all karmic pattern of our life by powerfully delineating our life cycles and future trends and by illuminating our motivations and tendencies.

The profound insight often gained, along with practical guidance for optimizing our potential, promotes greater peace, fulfillment, and prosperity in our lives. It helps us confidently navigate through the confusing waves of karma, aware of our outer destiny, and our timeless inner Self as well.

Philosophically, it reflects the law of karma, which includes both an aspect of fate and one of free will. It does not teach resignation, but instead offers remedial measures to help alleviate negative influences and increase those that are beneficial. Your reading will usually include a prescription for Vedic remedies.

Jyotish works great for illuminating complete pictures and relatively long rhythms, and a reading with me can help you:

  • Understand the hidden dynamics of a condition or situation
  • Optimize potential or minimize challenges of ongoing conditions or upcoming situations
  • Understand relationship dynamics and compatibility
  • Improve any and all areas of life such as career, relationships, finances, health, or spiritual practices
  • Make decisions about particular locations with regard to residence, livelihood, relationships, etc.

Jyotish Readings

So that you can gain the most from this experience, I offer a free initial 15 min. consultation when you schedule your reading. You and I will customize your reading to meet your needs.

During a reading you will get practical information that is relevant in your life today and helps you move forward in a positive direction.

Additionally, Vedic remedies or upayas may be prescribed.

Except where noted, all readings include any relevant charts, and a recording of the session in the form of an MP3 file*. If you’re in the U.S., I’ll mail your charts, otherwise I’ll email them to you.

You also get a free 15 min. follow-up consultation up to two weeks after your reading in case you need clarification after reviewing your recording.

All readings are conveniently available from wherever you live. (For in-person readings, add $45.) You contact me by phone or Skype at the scheduled time.

[Note that all Jyotish readings can be combined with Channeling, and several of the readings are especially ideal combined with an offline Channeled reading. These are noted below.]

Types of Readings

These categories are flexible and easily customized to meet your needs. Some of the more popular readings are described here, but we can mix and match in one reading if you prefer.

Foundation Readings
These lay a foundation for those readings which build on them.

Whole Life Overview $220
This is a comprehensive, 90 minute reading covering general areas of life such as your psychological profile, health, relationship(s), career/vocation/avocations, financial, and spiritual inclinations. This includes a general prediction of trends for the next few years. Vedic remedies may be suggested to help alleviate certain planetary influences or to increase those that are beneficial.

Whole Life Area Focus $220
This is a 90 minute reading which provides in-depth interpretation for one or two areas of life of your choosing (see life areas under “Whole Life Overview”, above). As in the Whole Life Overview, it includes a general prediction of trends in the chosen area(s), and Vedic remedies may be suggested.


Annual Update $155

This is a one-hour reading which is done once a year, typically around your birthday. This is for the upcoming year only and gives much detail with regard to prediction of trends and sometimes even particular events. Depending on what is shown as predominant in the upcoming year, it will focus on one or more of the life areas mentioned above. (Note: This is an update reading for those who have already had a Foundation reading with me.)

Area Focus Update $125
Combined with Off-line Channeling (add 15 min.) $160
This is a 45 minute reading which provides a closer, more detailed look at one or two active life areas of your choosing. (Note: This is an update reading for those who have already had a Foundation reading with me.)

Gemstone Prescription (includes Muhurtha) $140
An important remedy or upaya in Jyotish is the wearing of a gemstone. Gemstones transmit very specific energy and are prescribed to improve areas of your life as indicated by your chart. Details about how to wear it are specific to the type of stone as well as your chart. This reading takes about 40 min. and does not include a chart. Instead, it includes a document about the prescribed gemstone, plus the all-important date & time to first wear it. (Known as a Muhurtha, an “auspicious moment” reading is normally $125 just in itself, but is included here for no extra charge). (Note: If you’ve already had a Foundation reading from me, the fee is reduced to $100.)

Relationship Dynamics $250
This is a 90 minute reading which compares the charts of two individuals to assess their compatibility and relationship dynamics in areas such as romance, commitment, familial interactions, friendship, business partnership, etc. (For couples for whom I’ve already done a Foundation reading, this can be done in one hour for $200; if for only one of the two, then in 75 minutes for $225.)

Locational Analysis $155
Particular locations can be analyzed to see what your experiences might be like there and how they will differ from one location to another. This reading is a valuable aid in deciding where to live, what to expect in your current location, or even how your experiences with others (or with investments, business transactions, etc.) is influenced by their location. This reading takes approximately 60 minutes. (If you’re part of a couple and want me to look at both of your charts, the fee is $215 and the reading takes about 75 – 90 minutes.)

Swagatam or “Welcome, Baby!” Reading $130
This reading is designed especially for newborns or toddlers. It takes about 50 minutes and we look at positive potential such as likely personality traits and general tendencies. It’s a fun and upbeat reading and you’ll come away knowing which interests to encourage and how to work with any possible challenges, for you and for your growing child. (This is a popular gift for new parents and I do provide gift certificates.)

Muhurtha (Auspicious Moment) $125
The purpose of this reading is to choose an auspicious time for an important event; the “birth” of that activity in your life. This is used to enhance the outcome of, for example, marriage, beginning a business, buying property, beginning foundation building for a house, moving into a new home, etc. The best time within your specified time frame will be determined. Note: No scheduled appointment is necessary, and this reading does not include a chart or recording. I do all the analysis on my own and then present you with a suggested date/time (usually with a few options) by email. (For events involving more than one person such as marriage or business partnerships, add $60 per additional person.)

Prasna (Question Chart) $65
Combined with Off-line Channeling (add 10 min.) $90
This is an incredibly useful and quick reading which takes about 20 min. of consultation time. Virtually any question can be asked, and discussion of the resulting analysis can follow fairly quickly, especially for urgent questions. Examples of typical questions are: Will this deal go through satisfactorily? Is this relationship going to go well? Will my mother recover her health? ad infinitum! This type of reading does not require your birth information, although it is helpful. It also does not include a chart.

*If you’re in the U.S. and you want a CD instead of an audio file, I’m happy to make and send you one for an additional $10. (Sessions longer than 80 minutes require 2 CDs, for $15.) The CDs are labeled and divided into tracks.

Still more questions? Contact me.

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