Feb 052012
 

“Get a clue!”, my guidance yelled at me the other day.

At first I thought it had to be my own, chiding voice that pipes in from time to time, but no. The wisdom of the guidance was unmistakable.

Besides that, the signs were obvious. They’d been showing up one after another for weeks, some of them for months.

Get a clue is right.

Apparently, I’d been barreling down a road that I shouldn’t have even been on. And some part of me just didn’t want to admit it.

But I can happily report that I listened. I’m beginning to stroll merrily along a path that is much more fitting with who I am.

Have you ever done that? Found yourself heading the wrong way but not wanting to acknowledge it? Forcing your guidance to have to pull out all the stops?

I want to share a little about the signs I saw along with a few morsels of wisdom from my guide that helped me redirect myself.

The Direction

If you’ve been following the past few months, you know that I’ve adjusted my blog topic and am changing my blogging style.

The soul searching that led to that was prompted in part by a problem I started having with my shoulder. (I could write  a whole series of posts on the details of how that related to my blog. For now, just trust me. It did.)

So this was all well and good, and I had plans for quite a few posts over this next month along with some more Jyotish Tutorial articles. I was looking forward to visiting some blogs I like to read regularly. I was also participating in the Blog with Videos Bootcamp, and getting ready for a trip I’ll be taking this week.

But as I jumped in and began implementing my plans, everything started going awry.

The Signs

Because my left shoulder was so problematic when I used my netbook, I’d started sitting at my desk to work on my desktop computer.

Well, now my other shoulder started acting up from that.

Worse yet, the chair at my desk feels good but it does a number on my back if I sit there too long. Wouldn’t you know, it got my back into such a state that I tweaked it last week and now it’s seriously injured.

Even as this was going on, I got a request by someone that I couldn’t refuse. It involved yet more work at the computer. But I committed anyway, thinking I could use my netbook, just in a different position.

I turned on my netbook and heard a horrible screeching and scraping noise that should never ever come out of a computer. Eeek! I turned it off immediately. (I did some Matrix Energetics on it. I tentatively turned it back on and it’s been fine ever since … but still!)

So, there were a number of issues preventing me from being on the computer more than just an hour or two per day.

On top of that, I somehow got myself into a disfunctional emotional state on a day when I had a lot of computer work to do, mainly writing my planned posts. I just could not bring myself to write.

I was so stressed. I had to write and be at the computer, but I couldn’t.

I just couldn’t.

What to do?

Channeled Guidance

In a state of desperation I decided to try channeling about it.

I got into a channeling state and blubbered to whatever guide would listen. In came a wonderful guide I have who is a master alchemist, and very loving besides.

He sort of lectured me (quite uncommon), and then did a healing session (on the order of a chakra cleanse) that left me trembling for about 20 min. afterward.

But it was just what I needed. I was calm and focused and at peace; and have been fine (and nicely functional) ever since.

Here are a few things he said:

You’ve got to break out of the rules. I’m going to tell you that you’ve got to watch for the “should”s. [Note: I'll get more into this with another post but I noticed a month or so back that my shoulder problems are partly about "shoulds". Should-er. Get it?!]

But part of the joy that you are moving toward with this vacation can only be found if you can not only move into it but unfold it and create it with the consciousness of joy.

And you cannot do that while you are vibrating with the consciousness of stress.

Do what is fun for you this week, period.

You are disfunctional because you have asked to open more to your subtle self. In order to do that you have got to quit living in your old patterns.

Part of your energy system is trying to communicate that to you with ideas such as this but also in other ways. Like not allowing you to do it anymore.

Do you see all the signs?

Get a clue!

Be responsible to your spirit, your fire. This is not what you are supposed to be doing. … You aren’t going to find your way if you’re spending your time stressing out — like you did last year — about your blog.

Surrender

It might sound obvious now but at the time, since I was approaching my blog differently, I didn’t see that in many ways I was still approaching blogging the same.

I didn’t dread it like I used to before my blog changes, but I still had too many expectations and just as much stress around it.

I decided to completely surrender to the circumstances.

Not only that, but to consider what they might be telling me. (For I don’t think circumstances are really “outside” of me. They’re me, having a conversation with myself.) It seemed the least I could do since they had to yell it at me just like my channeling guide had to.

For someone as tenacious as me, surrender was difficult. But it was a relief at the same time.

So I did what I had already committed to (because that’s what I do). I submitted a new Jyotish Tutorial article and met my commitments to the person I didn’t dare say no to.

I still felt I ought to post, even wanted to post, but saw that feeling a need to do it now while so many circumstances were against it was nothing more than a should.

I knew it was time to put my attention on other priorities such as healing my back so I can travel, and getting ready for my trip.

So I did that. I did what I enjoyed; and enjoyed what I did.

And I didn’t stress about anything.

The New Path

Over the past half week, I feel like a new person.

And even though I don’t know exactly where this renewed way of operating will take me, I’m somehow trusting that it will be good. And of course, if it’s not, I can always change course when the time is right. I can respond in the moment.

I did have one challenge yesterday. The husband of a good friend of mine who lives about an hour away is dying as we speak. He’s also a friend and I’m wanting to do whatever I can for them. But with my back condition, I haven’t been able to.

I’d accepted that but yesterday I got word that he was somewhat conscious and coherent.

I wanted so badly to drive down there and visit.

But even as I began to consider it, my back went into intense spasms! Even then, it took me a little while to see the connection and realize that again, my guidance was having to yell at me!

“Knock it off!”, it was saying.

Get a clue!

Today, I remain in surrender. I’m sitting in a comfortable position writing this post. And then I’ll go get my packing done for my trip. I’m fortunate to know how to do distance sessions with my dear friends who are in crisis — perhaps an even better help than being there in person.

And whatever doesn’t work out, just doesn’t work out; and what does, does.

I’m okay with it. It’s not up to me to control everything.

This morning I said a prayer I learned when I was in recovery:

God, I offer myself to Thee, to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.

Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I might better do Thy will.

I’m not pretending that I know best.

I’m just doing what I can to hear Divine guidance, and then to follow it without kicking and screaming for a change, so that it doesn’t have to scream at me!

And all the while, I get to live in curious anticipation of how it’s going to unfold.

What a much more enjoyable way to live!

P.S. As you might have guessed, I didn’t write the posts I intended to schedule for you during my trip. So! I may not be back here until I physically return in a few weeks. (Anyway, it seems this is long enough to last you til then. Oops!) Of course I’ll be checking in for comments, though, so I’d still love to hear from you!

How about you? Does your guidance ever have to scream at you? How do you understand “surrender”? Where are you with this right now?

Jan 162012
 

Today I did a free session for one the the winners of the Solstice drawing I held at the end of December.

She had her choice of a Channeling, a Holographic Emergence Session, or a Jyotish Prasna reading.

She chose a non-interactive channeling. That’s where she sends her questions to me, I record the session of me connecting with her guide(s) to ask the questions and channel the answers, and then I email her the audio.

Always before doing a session with or for a client, I take a few minutes to prepare.

Sometimes I go through a more elaborate ritual of sorts, but today was just whatever came up in the moment.

During the process I got the idea to share today’s few-minute preparation with you … So here it is.

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A few things you’ll hear in this 4-minute audio are:
- Turning on my intuitive “radio”
- Confirmation that things were shifting
- Doing Matrix Energetics, specifically a 2-point
- Setting my intention for the session
- Receiving guidance about an additional intention for this session
- Confirmation that I was ready to go

I also prepare the environment and do an invocation but that’s done in the beginning of the actual channeling session. This is just an example of a pre-session preparation of myself to line up my energy system for the process.

Enjoy.

And of course, as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

P.S. If you missed the drawing, why don’t you sign up for my newsletter, get my posts in your feed reader, follow me on twitter, or like LsB on facebook? That way, you’ll always know about my specials and periodic giveaways.

Jan 092012
 

We all have questions, all the time. Some are more important than others.

Here’s a simple process you can play with to easily get answers to them, even the important ones. Maybe you won’t get answers all of the time, but you will some of the time, and sometimes they are so profound you can hardly believe they came to you so easily.

(And no, the process isn’t channeling, even though I’m about to open my story with  that.)

A Question Asked

Over the holidays, as part of my decision to stay in touch with my intuitive side as much as possible, I decided I would channel on a regular basis. (When I first learned to channel I did it every day for months. But that fell off as it got to where I didn’t “have” to do that anymore, and could always connect at will even with longer gaps in-between).

If you’ve ever channeled or even participated while someone else is channeling, you know that during the session you usually get into a slightly altered state. In this state, your questions suddenly become unimportant to you because you somehow know that all is well, or you at least get a different perspective on your life where you don’t feel as threatened or desperate, and you don’t feel a need for anything, including answers to your questions.

Sometimes, when I channel for myself, I simply forget my questions since I’m operating from a different part of my being than my rational.

So as I mulled over what questions I could ask that were relevant to my life (since those are the most powerful evokers of answers), one glaring question came to my attention.

It’s not really the point of this story but it was about betrayal, something that seems to be a pattern in my life. Betrayal (sometimes simply abandonment which is a form of betrayal) by best friends, by regular friends, by family members, by institutions, by the government, by the so-called justice system, etc. But big time, life-shaking betrayal. No matter how well I think I’ve processed through it, the pain of it periodically comes back to haunt me, sometimes at the most inconvenient or unexpected times. Well, I’d been grappling with it again over the holidays.

So I wrote it down on a sticky note:

Betrayal: How to process?

And I went about my holiday break, fully intending to ask that the next time I channeled.

An Answer Revealed

Well, I didn’t channel over the next few days but I noticed that there were some thoughts that would appear in my mind now and then, usually when I was doing rather mindless things. An idea was developing, seemingly on its own and out of the blue.

By about the 3rd day I realized that not only was it a complete model that was presenting itself to me, but that it was in response to my question!

As soon as I realized this, I also felt guided to write it down, too; just like I had my question. It seemed to be a part of the process of earthing it, and bringing it fully into my life. Sometimes when I do a similar thing, the idea clarifies itself as I write, but in this situation that wasn’t necessary. It was all there, clear as day, right from the start … all fresh, and alive, and very very relevant.

Note: I can’t wait to tell you what the idea/model was that revealed itself. It so totally answered my question, and then some. In fact, just assimilating the answer completely processed the betrayals for me. And I haven’t looked back. So far, it just isn’t an issue anymore. (Of course it’s only been a few weeks, but still. It feels significantly different.)

However, as part of my new leaf, I don’t want my posts to get too long, so what was revealed to me will have to wait until another day. (Are you familiar with the acronym TL;DR? Too long; didn’t read. Gotta love it as I never read super long posts, and I sure don’t expect you to!)

The point of this post is not what I found out, but that if you present your question to the Universe, to Source, to your Higher Self — who or whatever that part of you is that knows the answer that is most appropriate for you to hear at this timeyou’ll get an answer.

Get Answers With This Simple (Yet Powerful) Process

There are lots of ways to do it but I am especially enamoured by this one right now. :-)

Here it is:

1. Do you have a burning question right now? One that you really want an answer to? See if you can clarify what it is.

2. Write it down. This is optional but is helpful in the beginning. Just make sure you do something to explicitly ask it, though.

3. Pay attention. See what unfolds. The answer may be prompted by things in your environment (anything from normal, everyday activities to unusual “signs”), or it may simply be whispered to you in your mind or heart. It may come quickly or over the period of days or weeks.

4. Acknowledge the answer. Appreciate it. Apply it.

That’s it!

It’s deceptively simple. Don’t let that persuade you that it can’t do heavy lifting.

I used this process a few more times over my break and again got really great answers, and some very quickly. And the best thing about them is that they were more about teaching me to fish than feeding me one, you know? In other words, I was given a new way of seeing or thinking instead of just one answer to get me by until next time.

Pretty cool if you ask me.

I’d love to hear if you’ve ever tried this. Or if you’re willing to try it and report your results. Or maybe you have a better, easier way to get answers?

Dec 022011
 

Did you catch a glimpse of your elusive spirit this week? The one that sometimes hides out when you’re looking the other way?

This is the end of Week 1 of the 10 week online course “The Answer is Simple”. And week 1 was precisely about how to recognize that spirit of yours!

(The entire course is offered free by Sonia Choquette, and some of us are working it together here with a discussion at the end of each week. Join us!)

This Week’s Concept

Here are a few notes I jotted down as I watched the first Week 1 video:

• Who you are is not your story, ego, history, accomplishments, family, personality, community, etc.

• You are a spirit. You are unlimited! All those other things have limits, but you don’t. So change your identity. Say I am a divine, glorious, unlimited spirit!

• Spirit has personality. There are different kinds of spirits, e.g. Sonia says she is fiery. Some are calm, soothing, grounded. What kind are you?

• The key is to know that you are divine.

• Recognize and enjoy spirit. It’s beautiful and perfect. It is so powerful it gives you life.

• We’re here to grow. Life is school.

• Understanding your spirit makes life and lessons easier to navigate. It makes ups and downs more pleasurable to engage in. You’re immune.

• Notice Spirit frequency vs. Ego frequency

• Ego is insecure, etc. When you’re in ego frequency, you feel separate and pull away. You’re fearful, judgemental, etc.

• Spirit frequency is always peace, love, etc. You want to connect and participate.

• Practice and concentrate on recognizing your spirit.

• What do you love? What do you enjoy? What leaves you feeling inspired? Notice how your energy opens up.

My Comments

OK, yes, I’m going to do it. I’m going to disagree with Sonia on a few nuances. :-)

1. I think our spirits are a part of us (a more subtle version of our physical bodies), but I don’t think we are our spirits.

I think that our essential nature is even more basic than our spirits.

She says our spirits are all different (i.e. hers is fiery, some are calm, etc.) and as I understand it, she is speaking of something that is manifesting at some level. If it weren’t it wouldn’t have characteristics, even subtle ones. (Then during the practice video, she says that our spirits are all the same spirit, which sounds a little like a contradiction to me. I do agree we are all one, but our spirits exist as subtle energy bodies and are not the same spirit any more than our left thumbs are the same thumb.)

I think that at our core, we are pure consciousness. That might not even be the right word for it, but it’s a beingness that doesn’t have any “qualities” that we can perceive. It doesn’t change at all that I can tell. It’s always the same.

And I said I “think” that, but I’ve come to that idea through experience. It’s not just something I read or heard.

The best I can do to describe what I’m talking about is to refer you to John Sherman’s conversations so you can see for yourself.

2. I’ve been playing with getting the word “unbound” (or something similar) into my tagline. I take all her talk about us being unlimited as an encouraging nudge.

3. Another slight disagreement. I used to agree that life is a school, but now I’m not so sure.

I think we’re here to simply participate and enjoy (I like the Sanskrit word “lila” for this, the divine play) even more than we are here to learn and grow. We automatically grow and evolve just by being.

4. I agree that at our core, we’re immune. I don’t know that I believe our “spirits” are totally immune. Our spirits are still energy patterns (albeit subtle ones) and still subject to impermanence. Our basic selves are not; they are — or it is — immortal.

So, all that said, sometimes I “look at me”, or sometimes to my spirit. It depends on the application.

What do you think about the concepts she talked about?

This Week’s Practice

Here are a few more notes I jotted down when I watched the second Week 1 video:

Breathing brings you into spirit frequency. When in ego, you hold your breath.

  1. Breathe
  2. Share a breath with several different people (or pets). There’s only one spirit. (Here’s where I saw that contradiction I mentioned above.)
  3. Notice how doing this lifts your vibration and opens your heart.
  4. Energize yourself with breath when you’re in ego.

My Experiences this Week

First, I did pay more attention than I would have if I were just doing this on my own, so thanks to all of you who jumped in to do this with me! :-D I do think I got more from it as a result.

I made it a point to revisit the idea that I am not this personality; I am much more essential and basic than that. And more than just revisiting an idea, I actually did more of the “Looking” this week.

Monday I found myself in a total funk. Total. Funk. (On Weds. before Thanksgiving I impulsively decided to take Monday off. Now I know why! I knew at a deeper level than my conscious mind did that I was going to need it!)

I felt really pissy but at some level was still compelled to examine what was going on. I also did some Emergence which included some Channeling about it, and the results of that session were marvelous. Within the next few hours I just kept feeling better and better.

I took some time to do the breathing like Sonia suggested. I did notice that when I was upset in some way, my breathing was shallow … and I was in ego frequency like she said. When I focused on my breathing, and on breathing deeply, I was able to easily get in touch with my spirit as she described it. It felt good.

Your Turn

What do you have to say about the concept? What were your experiences? Can you make any suggestions or have some ideas for others?

Anything goes!

Please feel free to reply to each other, and maybe we can get a discussion going. (If it’s especially substantial, I’ll make a post out of it.)

If you’re not working the course, you can still jump in with your thoughts. And next week you might want to join us!

Also, since this is the first week, I’m playing around with the format of this weekly discussion/report post. Fellow-ettes: Let me know if you want to see something different. ;-)

Thanks for joining in! :-D

And now: On to week 2! See you next Friday!

Quick note: Thanks to Lindsay at The Daily Awe, Lightspirited Being has been nominated as the “Best Personal Development Blog of 2011“!

I’d be thrilled to make it into the top 50 but can’t do it without you.

If you like this blog, I’d so appreciate it if you’d head over there and cast a vote for it. All you have to do is say you “vote for Lightspirited Being” in their comments section. Thank you!


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I’m finding that a lot of people who like my services hang out on facebook instead of blogs. I’m trying to spread my wings there and would appreciate your help. :-)

To that end, I’m giving away 2 readings, YOUR CHOICE of 3 types! You can choose a:

All I ask is that you:

1) “Like” Lightspirited Being on facebook (button to the right if you’re reading this from the blog) AND

2) Write on Lightspirited Being’s facebook wall that you want to be in the “Solstice Drawing”

That’s it!

I’ll draw 2 qualifying recipients on the Solstice (Dec. 21 here in NM). Please feel free to spread the word until then.

Thanks so much — and good luck!


 

Jul 162011
 

Ok, maybe you don’t get burps (or maybe you do), but did you know there is often some indication when you are processing or healing something? And just to be clear, I don’t mean signs like running to the wine cabinet or grabbing a bag of potato chips. ;-)

I bet if you start to pay attention, you’ll notice your own version of healing burps.

Last week, my husband and I attended a memorial service for a remarkable woman who contributed greatly to our little mountain community. It was held in the zendo at the nearby Zen Center and the house was packed, as they say.

Partway into the ceremony, I found myself having little burps. Then bigger burps. (Of course I was very discreet, sweet thing that I am.) Just then, I noticed my husband doing the same thing. (Although on a manly scale. Enough said. Just kidding.)

I looked at him and we kind of smiled at each other. Of course we knew what was going on. We were “processing”. Who knows exactly what. Who cares?

It was a good thing.

Examples of Processing

Have you ever paid attention to this? I never used to, but now it’s so common I can’t miss it. I’m not sure if it’s because I process more now or if it’s just that I notice it more now. I think it’s a combination of both.

Especially if you are empathic, you will often do this for others. It happens in situations like that memorial service where processing is going on at many levels. Or it can happen if you’re talking to a friend on the phone who’s going through a rough patch.

I always do this when I do an Emergence Session. It happens during and it happens quite a lot right afterward. It’s kind of like when you jog and then stop — there’s something moving that keeps moving even though you aren’t anymore.

It often happens during my Channeling Sessions too.

When I learned Reiki many years ago, my Reiki Master insisted on having her clients sign something before their session saying they would not get embarrassed and suppress their bodily activities during the session. Burping and farting were encouraged! She did a lot of burping herself, as I recall. (And she was good, what powerful sessions!)

Same with my channeling teacher. Lots of burping.

And it happens a lot in everyday life. I’m not talking about the times when it makes sense to burp because of something you just ate or drank. It comes out of nowhere when processing is obviously going on.

Here are some things you can watch for.

Processing Situations

These vary widely from formal “healing” sessions to everyday activities.

They can be things like:

Sessions with clients
• Consciousness shifting sessions (like Emergence Sessions)
• Healing sessions (like Reiki, massage)
• Counseling situations (like intuitive sessions, channeling sessions, etc.)

In my experience this doesn’t happen so much when I’m “in my head” or very focused (e.g. during a jyotish astrology reading) as when I am in a softer space and more open intuitively. Do you have a different experience?

Contact with loved ones
• Open hearted in-person discussions
• Being near or with someone who’s having difficulties
• Phone calls
• Just thinking of that person

Once you get good at recognizing the signs, you’ll realize that it’s a reliable signal that your loved one is going through something, and you can offer your support, either directly or indirectly.

Random contacts
• Group gatherings (like the memorial service)
• Being in public (this doesn’t happen much for me because I’m usually in my head and relatively less porous)
• Crowds

Your own stuff
• When you’re doing something that is evoking emotion (e.g. writing in a journal, listening to music from when you were a teenager, etc.)
• When you are open intuitively to access personal guidance
• When you are intentionally working through something

Processing Indicators

There’s a range of these and I have had or done most of the following. I find that they each have a somewhat specialized purpose, but in general they are still “processing”.

You will have your own indicators, with one probably being most common.

They will always relate to some kind of movement.

Here are some common ones:

• Burping
• Yawning (very common! can also indicate changing state of consciousness)
• Sighing
• Sweating
• Tummy or intestinal rumbling (more common in healing modalities)
• Farting (ta da, I said it!)(also more common in healing modalities)
• Sudden sleepiness (this can also be an avoidance tactic)
• Sudden heat in your body (this happens a lot when I do Reiki) And believe it or not, this can even be valid for menopausal women. Start to watch what’s going on when you have your hot flash. It can be very revealing.
• Crying (duh)
• Hiccoughs
• A quick shiver or chill (sometimes this acts as a confirmation more than processing, but can be both)

This isn’t an exhaustive list and I’m sure there are more. But I know from experience that these things help process. When I have healing burps, my clients can feel things moving and so can I.

Lots of you work in similar fields as me and have clients of your own. Do you do this? How does yours manifest (if not toooo embarrassing)?

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Jun 102011
 

New Eyes & Points of Light

This is a message that I channeled for someone this past Easter.

Normally my channelings are quite personal and more about everyday, practical matters than about something so esoteric-sounding as the Christ energy.

But being Easter, Christ and the Resurrection happened to be the main topic of the day.

Still, I think you’ll find you can apply these ideas.

This information is from a special guide I know as Melchizedek.

It touches upon:

  • The Christ energy and our expression of that
  • Christ’s return as distributed points of light (that’s you)
  • You as a cell in the body of Christ
  • How the return is unfolding over time
  • Worship and devotion
  • Seeing things anew
  • You are rising as well

My intention — and what I ask for whenever I channel — is that it be helpful to the questioner at this point in time.

In this case, because it was so generalized and I was inspired to share it with you, I am trusting  that it might be helpful to you, too.

Many thanks to the questioner for his enthusiastic permission and encouragement.

By the way: I’m not claiming that this is absolute or universal truth. I’m just sharing an experience. These questions have been asked, answered, and shared freely and unconditionally — no expectations and no strings attached.

So just take what you want and leave the rest.

I hope you enjoy this. Namasté.

The Christ Energy

Q: Most of my life I’ve been looking at the Christ story and the Jesus story.

I wondered if you could make some comments about the truest nature of resurrection and what the point of practicing that in Jesus’ life was as a message to us?

A: The main message was that Christ needed to – in order to interact with people – needed to touch in as a human being and actually wanted to enjoy the experience of being human.

At the same time the message of the resurrection is that our bodies should not be a hindrance to anything – any expansion or any level of consciousness that we are able to recognize in ourselves.

Q: Quite a demonstration I’d say.

And then it gets me how Christ has manifested in human form, talked about love and peace and compassion and all these things. And as soon as he passes, mankind uses him as a justification for war, right and wrong, all of that.

Is that just human fallacy? Or how does that all come about? Why is the message so easily lost?

A: Christ would not have minded, for that is exactly the energy Christ came here to — even “came here” isn’t the right word — Christ made Itself known to help lift.

The fact that it gets activated is all a part of the process.

And you might do well to begin to recognize that besides that energy that was activated there was also the energy that does kind of “get” what Christ is about.

And that energy is also activated here on earth and it IS making itself known.

And rather than be bothered by the other you may do well to tap into the lighted ones who are going to — by their attraction — strengthen the Christ energy.

Christ’s Return

Q: So how true is the belief that Christ’s next return will be as warrior? Is that the continuum of dealing with the activation? Or what’s that all about?

A: A part of the Christ energy is warrior energy, and the way it will manifest is that those who resonate with that part of the Christ will use that energy of the Christ but not everyone will.

For the Christ energy will not be seen as a singular type of energy.

It is already all around you and manifesting in many different ways.

Through some it manifests as pure love, through some it manifests as the warrior, for some it manifests as the scholar. The Hindus did have great wisdom when they began to recognize the many different faces of God and that is in a sense what you will see, what you can see happening.

Q: People imagine that as appearing as 1) Jesus coming back, but 2) as just a single personality returning with that.

One of my teachers said it would be more a group formation, or maybe the truest group formation is all of mankind and it’s not so easily recognizable that that’s happening. I mean, how do you see that re-manifesting?

Christ as Distributed Points of Light

A: I do see it more like that. The group — group might be a little misleading because in many ways it’s not an organized group that is aware of all its other counterparts, but it truly will be a more distributed form this time, you even see it reflected in the technology.

And that again is not a coincidence. It’s the energy that is manifesting.

The way consciousness is manifesting on this earth at present is very distributed. Distributed points of light, essentially. Which all go to make the one Christ.

Q: Well, my teacher referred to it as the networks of light.

A: That’s a great way to put it; it’s quite different than the way it was manifested when Jesus walked the earth.

Q: Right. It seems to me, it’s almost a hindrance that so many people are looking for a singular personality that they worship and look to for savior-ship. It’s almost like that interferes with just seeing it more in the way you put it.

A: Again, the real power lies in the Christ consciousness and that’s where to put the focus.

And those who are still operating from mistaken ideas are not really a match to the power of the Christ consciousness. In other words, not such a hindrance as you might think.

A Cell in the Body of Christ

Q: Right, I understand.

So, as far as my role, I’m basically a cell in the body of Christ and can support the nature of that through what I’ve been given in terms of either energy, perspective, feelings, thoughts?

A: That’s a perfect analogy, for each cell in a body has its own mission, as do you.

And you are alive and vibrant with the Christ energy. And how you contribute is quite unique.

Worship and Devotion

Q: Tell me some things about the whole idea of worship. It seems to me that this whole thing of worshipping is sort of a man-made idea. Or, what is the real true essence of that as far as a relationship with Christ?

A: The true essence of worship could be better known as devotion, which is a heart energy. And it’s a connection from the heart center, and that really is a better way to think of it.

Q: So staying devoted to my conscious connection with the Christ energy and trying to live that as sincerely as I can, I guess.

A: Yes.

Q: Devotion’s a good word. So devotion’s kind of a sincere servitude?

A: Right, that’s a good way to put it. And a respect, and appreciation.

Q: Ya, and I guess that of course it’s not my job to make sure things manifest the way they should, I just play my part as the cell…

A: Oh that would be quite the burden!

Q: LOL, ya… ya.. ya…….

Unfolding Over Time

Q: I don’t know how sensitive you are to dates and time but clearly there’s some movement in this area certainly in my lifetime, and certainly in the area of activation in terms of what needs to be addressed. Jesus referred to it as birthing pains.

How long do you see things sort of continuing on until let’s say we sort of “get it”? I don’t know how else to put it.

[Me: Here I thought I got distracted but essentially there was no answer/info forthcoming. The questioner could feel that too, that there's just no answer to this.]

Q: That’s fine, I get that. It’s just a continuing unfoldment. It’s not a goal, it’s not a point in time.

[Me: Yes, if anything, that's what I was getting. That it's not going to all of a sudden be real obvious. In fact the vision I got was like all this greenery and people so the greenery kind of means a lushness and an aliveness, and people beginning to work more in communion with the earth, and just a respectful connection with Mother Earth. And it's gradual. It's incremental. And so that's what I got. And as far as when -- just now when I said "as far as when" the numbers I saw were like 100-200 years. It's longer than we might hope. It's a ways in the future when we're really living in harmony.]

Q: That kind of makes sense. It seems like it would take generations to become a more massively conscious effort. [Me: Yes, that's what I saw.] Ya, that makes sense. As a human sometimes it’s so easy to expect immediate certainty and the whole biblical proportions thing where people imagine things occurring in seconds instead of years.

Look With New Eyes

Q: Anyway, because of Easter, and resurrection… I assume after the resurrection, Jesus walked the earth just at a higher vibration. Is that why people maybe didn’t fully see him or recognize him?

A: Yes. Part of the idea is that, well, actually going back to what you said: “recognize” is a perfect word, for the idea is that in order to experience your higher self you need to be aware that it may not look like what you expect it to. So recognize is kind of a tricky thing.

Q: That’s interesting because I feel like I’ve spent most of my years of light-work trying to recognize my own higher, and I’ve gotten a little closer, feeling a little more unified — and you’ve actually helped me with that. But it still seems a little elusive. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m making it too mental.

A: Maybe it’s because it’s not what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong thing. That’s what I’m trying to say about Jesus. That people see what they’re expecting to see and this was different.

It’s to see without anticipating what it will look like. To look with new eyes.

Q: I feel like I’ve gotten into this little quandary where I’m trying too hard to surround myself… or sense… or feel connected to my own higher.

Do you have any comments that can help me in that area?

A: You can set the intention to connect with it and then see what’s there.

Connect with what’s there without it needing to be what you’re expecting.

Q: Ya, it’s tough sometimes.

A: Well, if you’re understanding me correctly it should be anything but tough, for whatever is there is there.

Q: Hmm, ya.

A: You don’t need to make a certain thing occur.

Q: Ya, that’s easy to get caught up in that. Okay, I’ll take a look at that, thanks.

If you have any last comments I’d appreciate it.

You Are Rising Right Now

A: The only final comment that I would make is that you also are rising at this time.

Allow it to happen. Don’t expect it to look a certain way. Just see what that means to you. Just do as you’ve been taught: think, let, experience, observe. And knock the little anticipation right out of there. And just see what’s happening, for you are rising right now.

It’s part of your intention and it’s your intention because it’s a part of what that cell’s mission is.

And so, embrace it on this Easter day, this day of rising, this day of resurrection.

Q: Thank-you and I love your messages. Whatever I’ve consciously assimilated at this point I will try to continue into this evening.

Your words are so simple, straight-forward, and just really powerful. They help me see a little clearer every time. Thank-you so much.

A: Thank-you, and you don’t need to try to do anything. Just relax. What’s meant to happen will just happen. Okay?

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

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Mar 042011
 

Now that I know channeling so intimately, I’m aware of how misunderstood it is. And I should know, because I used to misunderstand it too.

Since I get so many questions about it, I thought you might like an insider’s view of what it really is. As a professional channel, I can explain it from my perspective.

Most of you will find that it’s not what you think it is at all, but something quite normal that can be helpful to you in your everyday life, whether it’s done for you or you learn to do it yourself.

Let’s take a look first at what it’s not, and then at what it is.

Common Misconceptions About Channeling

1. First, channeling is NOT talking to ghosts or dead people, or letting them talk through you.

That’s called mediumship. I suppose you could say that’s a sub-category of channeling, but relating channeling to that just confuses the issue.

2. Channeling is definitely not something that’s just practiced by nut cases.

It’s a normal activity that we all do to some degree. (Yes, you likely do it and don’t even recognize it.)

This doesn’t mean that everyone who says they’re channeling is actually doing it to the extent they claim. Just like any skill, people practice it at different levels of expertise. Developing it to be used consistently and reliably takes time and attention.

And yes, this means that if you wanted to develop your channeling skills, you could.

3. It’s not always done in a deep trance, where an entity “takes over” someone’s body.

I’ve read about and even know some people who channel like this, but it’s not typical.

More often than not, the channel is what’s called a “conscious channel” and goes into a barely noticeable altered state that is more receptive than our more typical, alert state of mind.

So What Is Channeling Then?

Really, channeling is simply a means of accessing information. (And sometimes energy, but we’ll stick with information for now.) It’s information that you always have access to but don’t usually tap into or notice.

The significant thing is that this information is relatively free of your own clutter and subjective opinions. It may not reflect your own opinions at all.

Sometimes the information comes through with such crystal clarity and is so unexpected that it can make you gasp out loud.

The tricky thing about channeling is that it’s more an art than a science. Even when we get information, it’s not written in black and white. There’s a bit of finessing that needs to happen as it’s very subtle and nuances can easily be missed. So it’s essential to get experience with it before relying on it for important issues.

How Does Channeling Differ From Intuition?

Well, actually, channeling is a form of intuition, but it’s a unique mode of receiving the information.

It’s almost like it’s one level removed from your own intuitive impressions. It’s more objective in the sense that you don’t have to actually “feel” it or understand it. It just sort of drops in and there it is.

So there’s less processing to channeling, and not much (if any) interpreting involved. It really is more like you are just a channel for the information to come straight through.

At least that’s how I experience it. It seems a little more pure to me than intuitive impressions.

I would also say that channeling has a more continuous, connected flow to it, almost as if someone is talking to you. It just keeps coming and has a speed to it (sometimes fast and sometimes slow.)

When I channel, I find that my intuition definitely gets activated, but it’s obviously very different. It’s both a different way of receiving, and a way of receiving different information. These impressions come and go during the channeling session, somewhat alongside it, sometimes more a relevant part of it.

But Don’t You Have To Channel a Being? What About Guides?

There’s a long and a short way to answer this question. Right now we’ll do the short way.

(I personally don’t think there’s anything even outside ourselves at all, and that this is all us. But that’s a whole other discussion altogether. ;-) )

You can channel a being, but you don’t have to.

Even so, I’m not sure “being” is the right word. For those who do mediumship, they are connecting more with what we think of as a being than those who channel beings.

That said, it’s helpful to think of what you’re channeling as a being. I sometimes connect with particular healing guides and/or energies that are quite powerful and amazingly helpful.

But let’s enjoy a little irony here and see what one of my channeling guides said about whether they are beings or not. (I would like to quote directly from the audio, but most of them are not transcribed and are hard to search. For now, I’ll paraphrase what I remember.)

When asked about this, they explained that what they are is less a “being” and more a particular grouping of energy and information that can be tapped into for a particular purpose. Which grouping gets tapped into is dependent on the channel and on the purpose for each channeling.

When asked for a name, they will give me something that I think of more as a “handle”, or a way to be clear about who/what I am intending to connect with if I want to do so again.

Some people channel the same being or entity (most will say they are a group of entities) every time they channel.

I have a few whom I connect with often, but have always continued to meet new ones, depending on the situation and need. If I channel for someone else, I find it most productive to tap into energies and information specific to them and their concerns.

More Questions? Comments?

This is first in a series of what I foresee as quite a few articles about channeling. I’ve already got a long list of topics to cover, including answers to questions from my newsletter subscribers.

Still, I’d love to hear what questions you might have so I can be sure to address them too. Just put them in a comment here, or you can email them if you’d rather. (I know how it is! ;-) )

Or maybe you’ve got some helpful knowledge or experience with channeling yourself. If so, that’s great; please share!

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Feb 212011
 

Something rather startling happened to me in late 1992, soon after my dad passed away. It was both comforting and revelatory in its simple wisdom.

Several of my siblings and I were from out of town and were staying at his home. I’d been feeling his presence strongly, and made it a point during the days surrounding the funeral to take some quiet time alone to connect with him.

On one of these occasions I was telling him I loved him. I was crying and my heart was wide open.

And just as I said “Dad, I love you so much.” I heard, almost as if someone were in the room with me:

“You are love.”

I was struck by both the clarity and the simplicity of how the message came through, and what it implied. Also by how strongly it rang true.

Over the course of the next weeks and months, I found comfort in that experience. It really felt like I’d had a goodbye connection with Dad. I don’t know for sure but can’t explain otherwise how that message could have come through so strongly.

When we divided up Dad’s belongings, my sister got Dad’s wedding ring. It gave me an idea. A few months later I bought a ring to wear to remind me of Dad and the message I was given. I’ve since lost it but replaced it with this one that’s even more fitting, which I wear all the time. (Don’t you just love that it has wings? I won’t even start with the symbolism of that!)

As time’s gone on, I’ve found the message valuable in itself. It comes to mind often. It’s an interesting and useful idea to me. It’s a reminder of what I feel and believe we are; what our essence is.

It means that love is our natural state of being. Or maybe it’s even more simple than that, independent of states … or “being” even. We just are it! We just are love, and we couldn’t not be it even if we tried!

We don’t have to do anything out of the ordinary to “try” to love, to try to be compassionate, to try to forgive, etc.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we automatically do those things. It doesn’t mean we always express ourselves as the love that we are, showing constant compassion and forgiveness. Or even confrontation when it’s called for, and those aspects of expressing love that require courage, that are not all sugar and spice on the surface.

I’m seeing more and more that this life is about our stripping away that which is not us so that what we are (love?) can shine its light.

Not additive, but subtractive.

Simple.

As simple as that profound message I was given on that special day.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

So, you probably notice I’m having a little love fest this month. I’m between Valentine’s Day and my wedding anniversary (hmm, I guess that’s always true, isn’t it?!)

Plus, I’m listening to my heart a lot. And that feels like love (or something really good)!

I’m interested to hear what you might have to say about love. Do you think it’s an action or an essence, a way of being? Do you think it’s something we can add unto ourselves or others?

Do you think you are it?

Even more, I’d love to hear if you’ve ever received any messages that were brand new in the moment yet held up over time, like this one has for me. Surely you must have! Are you willing to share them?

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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 172010
 

Yesterday I went into town to do a little gift shopping for my son and his family.

It quickly became an experience that was both ordinary and extra-ordinary at the same time.

There’s something I do intentionally sometimes but this time it happened spontaneously. The whole shopping experience became a pure joy for me and I know it was uplifting for the people I interacted with.

Let me explain so you can do it too, if you want.

Little Pockets of Intimacy

It started on its own, right at the beginning when I was walking across the parking lot toward the store. I paused and waited while the security truck drove by. My eyes caught those of the driver and I smiled and nodded. He smiled back and waved. “Hmm, that felt nice”, I noticed as I proceeded into the store, just a little bit lighter on my feet.

Inside, the store was bustling and everyone was going every which way, all very involved in their own little worlds as they efficiently got their shopping done. I have to admit, that’s how I usually shop. Very focused. Oblivious to much of what’s going on around me. (Sound familiar?)

I didn’t consciously intend to do this but at some point I noticed that I was really connecting with every person I had even the slightest interaction with.

And I mean really connecting. I’m usually friendly and often end up in a conversation or two, but this was different.

It involves taking an extra moment — or maybe just a more intentional & present moment — to really see them. As a person.

And the response was remarkable.

Most people did a physical double take. They’re just not expecting it. And then they came back with something “extra”, like “Have a nice day!”, or a big smile, or even something to continue the connection, like talking about the weather or something like that.

There was sweet little old Chester in paints, who philosophized out of the blue about how everyone should live life on their own terms. There was the checkout lady who who got up at the crack of dawn to score a Barbie Dream House for her granddaughter. Or the other one who was eager for snow so her nieces and nephews arriving from Texas could enjoy some winter sports.

But the most noticeable thing in every case is that they all just kind of lit up. They glowed. Their eyes sparkled. They radiated something nice that I could feel from 3 or 4 feet away.

And so did I. I know because I could feel that too, and boy did it feel good!

The Joy of Acknowledging Oneself

What I’m describing is akin to what is known as namasté in the East, and more and more prevalently in the West these days too. It’s a greeting or acknowledgement that means the God or the divine in me honors the God or the divine in you. (Or for those of you who saw Avatar: “I see you”. :-) )

And are we talking about two different Gods?  I think not.

As Michael Brown says in his powerful workbook The Presence Process:

“By setting our intention to appreciate the Inner Presence of another, we simultaneously make a choice to give ourselves an opportunity to look directly into the eyes of God.

We simultaneously give God the opportunity to look back and give us a wink.

We give ourselves an opportunity to remember that we are all connected cells in One body that has One mind, that feels from One heart and that dances from One spirit. “

But whatever the deeper reality, I wanted to share this with you because I highly recommend it. If you do this already, maybe it can serve as a reminder. And if you don’t, it’s very simple.

For example, here’s what you can do at the checkout counter.

1) First take your eyes away from all the things. The credit card machine and the groceries or whatever.

2) For a moment just look into the eyes of the person on the other side of the counter.

Do this with an intention to acknowledge and contact their inner presence.

3) Just smile at them or ask them how they’re doing, or whatever you want. That is, unless whatever happened at step 2 put you immediately at step 4 — not uncommon.

4) And then watch what happens. You will see and feel an obvious response. They suddenly become very present.

5) And notice that you, too, are even more present along with them. And notice how good this feels.

It’s really beautiful.

Food for the Soul

And ultimately, it’s very nourishing. So much so that after a busy day — even after being around the disparate energy of a bunch of people, which we all know has the potential to be draining — you feel uplifted and energized rather than depleted.

And really happy to be alive.

Of course you can do this with anyone at any time. Friends and family included.

Try it out over the holidays and report back. I’d love to hear if you got such a jolt of good juju as I did.

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Nov 012010
 

Beauty can lighten depression, cure the doldrums, and uplift a heavy mood.

If you’re already happy, it can burst your heart wide open and send you soaring to new heights.

Whenever I make a list of things that are important to me, beauty is always right there at the top. I don’t know if I could live without it — or if I would want to.

To me, beauty is as vital as the air we breathe.

I see it with my eyes as I look around this beautiful red-rock canyon where I live in the high desert of northern New Mexico. I hear it with my ears as I listen to the birds singing, or our sweet dogs crunching contentedly on their nightly biscuits before bed.

I see it over and over as I browse around in the blogosphere. You boggle my mind with your amazing talent at expressing yourselves so beautifully, either with your words or your creations.

And I feel it as I digest your messages and appreciate the beauty of your spirits.

Sharing Beauty is Awesome

And now I get to share some beauty with you.

I was recently touched to receive the Beautiful Blogger Award from the lovely Christopher Foster of The Happy Seeker. Thank you, Christopher! It’s especially welcome coming from someone who is himself so beautiful. He offers up such a nice space that I find myself drawn to return again and again.

As a condition of receiving this award, I’m asked to:

  • Share 7 things about me that you probably don’t know
    (easy since I am pretty new here)
  • Pass the award on to 5 other beautiful bloggers
    (easy even though I am pretty new here)

Here goes!

7 Things You May Not Know About Me

  1. I had a near death experience when I was in my 20′s. I didn’t die all the way and come back like some people do, but it was remarkable and something I’ll never forget. Indescribably peaceful.
  2. I’ve had a diary (aka journal) all my life, and still do. It’s a real-time record of my hopes and dreams, struggles and triumphs. I’m sure I will incorporate some of it into this blog when it’s helpful. At one point I laughed noticing that if anyone read it they would think I had a horrible life, because for awhile I used it as a way to work out my issues, and it got ignored when things were going well.
  3. I used to think astrology was ridiculous until it actually helped me through a rough patch, and with flying colors. I wondered how it could have possibly been so accurate and helpful and got so fascinated trying to answer that question that I jumped right into a serious study of  it. And here I am now, a certified Vedic astrologer!
  4. In fact, I’m an avid do-it-myselfer. I’m endlessly curious and I love to learn. Combine that with my natural frugality and most of the things I think I can benefit from frequently I just learn how to do myself. That was the story with my astrology and channeling, and it’s been true of my holistic healing modalities and dozens of other things as well. Right now I am in the throes of learning about blogging and I enjoy the learning so much that I barely have (okay, make) time to actually DO it!
  5. I haven’t washed my hair in 3 years. Really! But it’s not as gross as it sounds, I promise. The book Curly Girl became my hair-care “bible” and I learned to not use detergents (aka shampoo) on my hair. I do use conditioner mixed with water and lemon to wash my scalp and I do clean my hair but with water and conditioner, bla bla bla. I’ve never had more compliments in my life.
  6. I’m a born catalyst. I had a past life reading a few decades ago, and was told that being a catalyst is one of my main roles this time around. I soon began to notice how obviously true it was (even before the reading) and continues to be even today. I have been THE impulse for major life change for lots of people, some of whom are close and some of whom have just passed through briefly. It’s very rewarding.
  7. I’ve gone without T.V. but prefer to go with it. I very much enjoy good films and good comedy. I lean toward foreign and independent, not so much blockbusters but I am taken by these new 3-D movies. (Did I mention I used to love hallucinogens?) I can hardly stand that Project Runway is over for the season (so FUN!) and I think they blew it big time by not recognizing the über talented Mondo as the CLEAR winner… agree?

And now I get to pass on this award!

5 Beautiful Bloggers

Here are some beautiful blogs and even more beautiful bloggers — how else could they be expressing such beauty?!

Breathe these in…

  1. The very first blogger I thought of because she so epitomizes the word “beautiful” with her blog was Cristina Colli of Positively Beauty. Everything about her is uplifting and her blog is a luscious treat. Cristina has the most beautiful photos and her design series is phenomenal!
  2. Another beautiful person with a beautiful blog is my friend and sister-in-law Silke Powers of Metamorphosis. I almost didn’t list her here because not only does she already have 27 blogger awards but one of them is this one! But that was from waaay last April, an eternity in the cyber-world, so I think it’s time it comes around again. ;-) If you go take a look, you’ll see why she is so beloved. Her whole blog, including her artwork, knitwear, and photos are so beautiful, and I can testify that she is too — inside and out. (Yes, her husband Daniel is my very talented brother. Daniel’s work is awesome!)
  3. And then there is Eliza Fayle of Silver & Grace. This is now an e-magazine but I discovered her with this post and I was hooked. Don’t you agree she and her blog are beautiful?! I just love this movement of embracing the aging process not to mention the resultant product (yes, that’s us!) Yay!
  4. Kara Thompson of  Conduit of Joy is a beautiful spirit and her blog is wonderful. I returned often to keep up with her fascinating interview series “Coming out of the Psychic Closet”, and now she’s a happy habit. I also enjoy running across her thoughtful comments which seem to be sprinkled all over the web!
  5. And finally, there is Michelle at The Creative Healing Studio. I’ve only just recently discovered Michelle but as with the others the beauty of her blog and the parts of her that shine through it have attracted me, so I will be a regular visitor for now. See if you agree — her artwork alone is worth a look!

And so, congratulations to these 5 ladies and all of you creative beauty-bearers who are reading this right now! Thank you and may you continue to share your abundant good work for as long as it fulfills you.

And now, please share these beautiful links with others — and do leave a little of your own beauty behind for us here in the comment section!

The world is a more beautiful place because of you.

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Oct 242010
 

Do you ever wish you had a go-to place where you could get reliable insights or guidance on that issue that’s been chewing at you? Or maybe something not so critical that you’ve been chewing on?

Something quick that helps you move forward? And down a fruitful path instead of a dead-end or worse?

Well, you do!  There is an easy and convenient way to access all the relevant information surrounding your question or issue, and quickly get to the essence of it.

It’s called a “prasna” reading in Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

The moment you ask a question of a Jyotishi (like me), that question is born into the world, so a chart of that moment can be drawn up and interpreted for an answer. We don’t even need your birth data, but the answer is yours alone.

I have an article here that I wrote awhile back giving a few real examples of people benefiting from prasnas and how you can, too. I think it’s pretty informative and interesting if I say so myself.

And I didn’t mention it in the article, but there are 3 additional things that I incorporate into your prasna to give you more value that most Jyotishis don’t:

  1. Nimitta or Omens
    There’s an element of prasna called nimitta (meaning “omen”). That’s when the Jyotishi notices any “signs” that surround the asking of the question (and I like to watch throughout the process). This is incorporated into the answer.
  2. Intuition
    Another element that has become a much bigger part of my readings over the years is good old intuition. Often impressions just come to me. I used to puzzle over whether I’d somehow “seen” it in the chart without realizing it, but now I know that I am just so in tune during the analysis that I am receiving information intuitively. I always make a note of it and honestly can’t remember a time where I told the client and they didn’t heartily confirm it. In fact, usually it’s uniquely significant and relevant and helps them in a way that the astrology alone couldn’t have.
  3. Channeled messages especially for you at this time
    I’ve incorporated channeling into my practice in the last 4 years. It can be done alone (instead of a prasna) but is especially suited to being combined with prasna. Like the intuitive information that comes in while I’m looking at a chart, the channeled messages are excellent at bringing in complementary information. These are done separately from looking at the chart and in an open and receptive frame of mind.

So, I just wanted you to know about this cool feature of Jyotish. It’s one of those things I am so aware of that it’s not always in the front of my mind to mention. Still, much too useful to not announce it now and then.

It provides quick answers and guidance for whatever is on your mind. Hard to beat.

And did I mention it’s available here for a very affordable fee? ;-) If you want a go-to place, you’ve got it! And you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home to get there.

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