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a pinch of this

{previously published in Sibyl Magazine  (for the Spirit & Soul of Women) May 2016} Sometimes in the act of creating our lives it looks like a big chaotic mess. Other times we feel that our actions on what we add and what we take out are very deliberate. And then there are those times where you feel like nothing is happening. I read tarot cards for others and for myself for personal development and insight. It’s super interesting for me to look at what yearly cycle I’m in (according to the numerology of the Major Arcana). It can be helpful in learning how to navigate and plan as I go through the year. Last year was a Chariot year and this year is an Adjustment year for me. Chariot years are all about movement while keeping your calm center. That was definitely true for me. I took lots of actions to expand my growth and potential both personally and in my business. This year is an Adjustment year-it’s about bringing in all that you activated the previous year in practical real ways in your daily life. All while coming back to balance and integrating the new skills and ways of being. This can come down to the subtle, as in how I think about things, how I communicate or in concrete ways as in what habits to release and which ones to nourish.   The Adjustment year is one of fine tuning. A pinch of this- a bit more of that or just take that out. The sometimes overwhelming chaos of the Chariot year is coming into wholeness and form. I can see what it is all distilling down to and what actions to take to fully realize the new insights, actions and learning.   This mix (creation) of your [...]

what to do when nothing looks rosy

Have you been feeling it too? It’s like all the light has dimmed in my little world and it is making me cranky and feeling down. Argh! Is it because Mercury (and like a jillion other planets-read more about the astrology here) are in retrograde this month? Is it the extra anxiety around putting myself out there and desiring to go BIGGER? Is it the sudden death of a friend? Is it the extra sensitivity I’m feeling…seemingly around all the most vulnerable and delicate parts of myself? It is like I’m just tired of all the wanting and nothing coming in… (the little drop inside just asked me, “is this true?” I answer, “NO, just discouraged a bit.”) No, No and NO! It is not true. I don’t desire to continue to play small and not put myself out there. I know that all the internal questioning and integration of what’s going on both in the world and in me will help me grow stronger. (Retrogrades are a time to look internally and get insight.) How do I know this? Because, Dear One, I am an active participant in creating my luscious life. No matter how beat up, discouraged, cranky and disappointed I feel right now, I know that I have tools to help me learn from the challenges that are coming up. The jumble and chaos of life can try to throw you off your game. I say there is always a lesson from the chaos and when you don’t let it dismantle your strength, courage and spirit you can see clearly what is going on externally and not have it crush you. Your strong center and personal energy is your super power. When I feel like nothing is working, nothing is going my way, when I make a [...]

you are ReChargeable!

I believe when your energy body is strong, balanced & supportive you can achieve & go for your dreams with more ease & power.  When your energetic body is strong -- you are as well.   This is the foundation for all I do; in my reiki sessions & in my energetic coaching.   Because you- all of you- needs to be fully aware of the decisions, actions & passions you are wanting.  You can't make powerful decisions with an empty well. Same old road blocks If you are running into the same old road blocks as you try to advance or change, this could be why.  There is some sort of block or lack of understanding of something energetic in your body.  You don't have access to all the info when there are these barriers. This when energy work becomes SO helpful.  It helps in ways that all other forms of 'cures' you may have tried can't.  It just opens you up.  Many times it is in ways that we don't even perceive or know. New tools I'm launching a new workshop of LIVE online videos every Saturday next month-April 2016 to help you to learn to work with your energy system.  It is a fabulous companion to the "Find Your Flashlight" Workbook (available on the website). It's called ReChargeable! I'd love have you join the powerful group that is coming together for these LIVE events.  When we do energy work like this (on our own, but with supported energy of group container) it is SO much more powerful & easier to access deeply.  WooT! Sound intriguing? Get started today for only $7 by purchasing the "Find Your Flashlight" Workbook.  Instantly download & print.  USE this coupon CODE>> ihaveaflashlight for $10 off normal price of $17. You are ReChargeable! I know [...]

amazing moments in egypt

I just returned from two weeks of spiritual travel in Egypt.  I was joined about fourteen other fellow seekers/healers/travelers  sailing down the Nile stopping daily at a different sacred site for a intense & most of the time private visit filled with special intentions & healing. I felt a total immersion of myself...meaning all parts of me were activated during this trip- my physical, emotional, spiritual & mental.  It was a ton to process- I still am.  I felt the sacred ancient sites in my whole body.  It is amazing to feel each of the temples and how they are all different. The experiences I had in Egypt were powerful, big & awesome (in the truest sense of the word).  I am having a hard time finding the best words to describe the trip when I am asked. So I created this list of moments that will allow you to peek into the wonderful parts of Egypt and its people that I experienced. hearing the call to prayers spread across Cairo & feel the chills down my spine-- every time! Egyptian children practicing their American "Hello!" <with gusto>  & then giggling shyly when you replied back toning our voices together in amazing ways in the temples the full belly laughs with Sameh, our Egyptologist & guide the constant smiles singing disco tunes on our camel ride on the Giza plateau the majesty of the Nile-deep, nourishing & immense a guard in the temple kissing my hand in a blessing of thanks learning the art of Egyptian haggling & loving the fun of it the bigness of everything- the sites, the Nile, the people's hearts & my emotions the return boat from Elephantine Island when the boat captain & crew sang & drummed as the Sun set on the Nile understanding [...]

big dreams. big triggers.

(originally published for the February  2016  of  Sibyl Magazine) I’ve initiated some of the biggest things EVER for my life in 2015. As I write this on the cusp of the New Year I feel all the potential coming. I’ve taken some big steps & some grand leaps to begin to align my life with the greater vision I have for it. And you know what? It is scary. (It’s also secretly amazingly thrilling!) These leaps are triggering all the fear buttons I have—BIG time. But I also feel more potential, more power & more control than ever before. There are the money fears (HUGE), the “who-am-I to do this?” and the “you’ve-never-done-that-before.” And on & on. Worry. Fear. Doubt. Overwhelm. Lack of worthiness. Lack of resources. All of these creep in from time to time. The thing is…I really KNOW that the stuff I’m investing in, creating & pursuing are critical right now to my personal growth & the growth of my business. I KNOW that by challenging myself to create new programs I will serve my clients in deeper ways & with more lasting transformation than the ways I was serving them before. I KNOW that my trip to Egypt & its sacred sites in a couple of weeks will totally expand my spiritual & intuitive capacity. And be, in the truest sense of the word—AWESOME! I KNOW that the investments I’m making in my personal & spiritual education are some of the most important ones I can take. But OH BOY! They trigger every button I have. But even this is a gift, since I’m learning how to come back to my center, be present & TRUST. Before this year I would have never have even attempted the leaps I have. I’d have stopped myself by the [...]

Sacred sites. Sacred Work. Sacred Soul.

I'm writing this just a few days before I embark on what I believe will be the trip of lifetime. I'm going to visit the sacred sites of Egypt.  <gasp!> On a beautiful private boat drifting down the Nile with other like minded spiritual travelers.  The boat is gorgeous.  I already feel the magic and beauty of the trip. 2015 was a year I initiated many things in my life and my business.  Many of them HUGE!  Like this trip.  I have taken LEAPS that I would have previously talked myself out of.  I'd of let those awful little gremlins in my head take over.  I'd of let the worry, fear, overwhelm, lack of funds, lack of worth feelings make the choices for me.  NO more! I've dreams, desires & ways of being in the world that I'm willing to experience discomfort for in the process of making them happen. I want to be the kind of person that says, "Hell yes! I'm going on a luxurious trip to Egypt!" or "Yes, I want to invest in training or programs to help me better serve my clients and myself." or "Yes, I'll do my daily practices today because I know they will allow me to be the person I wish to be." These are parts of the new me...or the person I'm becoming.  What choices will I make to LEAP to the next part of my life?  What do I need to heal?  What do I need to toss? You know that saying "Feel the fear and do it anyway!"  I'm doing that. This what I help others to do.  This is what I do.  I reach.  I plan. I heal.  I want more. Blessings & light,  di P.S.  Drop me line to set up a time to chat about [...]

At the Gate of the Solstice

Nature is not caught up in all the hustle & bustle that happens at this time of the year...she has gone quiet, deep & restful.  The stark beauty of winter has Her stripped bare.  Her strength, beauty & wisdom is embraced in the arms of the earth where She's renewing, designing & gathering Herself for the anticipation of all the new that is coming. You too can take a moment at the Solstice to go deep & sit with your inner self in quiet wisdom of the stark winter.  It is the beginning of the new cycle.  It's where we begin to gather the energies for our next cycle.  In this quiet time we begin to birth it. I love to gather with close friends on the glittering evening of the Winter Solstice around the fire & light a candle as I reflect on the retreating year & all the potentials of the coming one.  Sometimes I write lists of what I want to release, renew & embrace on this night.  In a few weeks more I will start to make a more specific plans for the coming year. The 2015 Solstice is on Monday December 21 at 8:48pm (Pacific Daylight Time) or Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 04:49 UTC.  And for many of you reading this it may be the Summer Solstice if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.  But for me, here in the lush moist landscape of the Pacific Northwest it is definitely the Winter Solstice.  (I find it always interesting the yin & yang nature of our World.) At the about 1o minutes before & after the specific time, I intend to sit in reflection & offer to sync my own personal cycle with the inherent natural rhythms of our Mother Gaia.  I will ask that [...]

this boss lady made unwise choices

Cranky. Snappy. Mean. Depressed. Angry. Emotions I was choosing to let run the show. Did I have 'good' reasons for choosing these emotions? Possibly.  Did I feel I had choice back then?  Absolutely NOT! I was the boss lady of a busy restaurant.  With all the staff issues, long hours, long weeks, instant drama & over-indulgent habits & patterns that typically go hand in hand with this biz. I managed to pull out more appropriate emotions & behaviors most of the time.  I found the energy I needed from somewhere deep down to show up & get the job done.  But even that source began to get harder & harder to tap.  It was running dry from the constant use & no replenishment.  So the 'bad' stuff crept up more often...and  I used more excuses & indulgences to cope with it. Sounds a bit manic, doesn't it? Looking back it was.  I was. BUT I've so much compassion & love for that person.  She did her best at the time, she taught me a ton & she was 'good' at the job. But as you can see...I didn't FEEL good.  I was tired, stressed, achy beyond my years, no energy & no way to refill my well- to dig out- to get back on top of it.  To be me. One of my big A-Ha's around this issue of choosing to act on emotions like this is that I began to hear myself tell myself excuses for the bad behavior towards others or myself.  For example, if I was cranky with someone I would hear myself say, 'You did that because you're not feeling well.'  Or 'I haven't eaten yet, so I have a right to act like that."  Or 'I haven't had a day off in 10 days, so [...]

a shout from the wind

Hello dear ones! On this blustery Samhain (pronounced sau-win) I thought I'd share a wee couple of poems I recently scribbled. ------------- a shout from the wind and all the leaves jump from the tree and run across the lawn to safe harbor at every nook they can put themselves. --------------- the trees celebrate the close of the season with a burst of confetti before retiring for the long winter's rest. -------------- Now I'm off to sit in the front of the fire & enjoy All Hallows' Eve.  Hope you do too!

5 simple yet powerful tools to invite lusciousness in your life

Is your life as luscious as you'd love it to be? By luscious, I mean juicy, rich, exciting, inspiring... the kind of life that feeds you on all levels of your being physical-mental-emotional-spiritual Right now you're probably experiencing some sort of over-drive in one of these areas. Possibly you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed by your work OR you can't stop worrying that hugely important business meeting that will provide your next step in growth OR you feel disconnected from the bigger picture of your life...you're lost in the everyday distractions and blah, blah, blah OR you are challenged by having less energy and drive in your body. Dear ones! Here's some techniques I have used in the past to ignite some momentum and get you out of THAT space that is sucking the sweet soul out of you and into a space that is LUSCIOUS! You probably won't want to try to do all of them at once...that would be too overwhelming.  Read through and pick one that excites you-one that you know you will do for 13 minutes every morning. 1.  Begin each morning by writing a list of 5-7 things, people, foods, flowers, pillows-whatever! that you are thankful for and appreciate in your world. "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." -Cicero This simple act will begin to shift your energy and the way you see things.  You'll begin to make dynamic choices that bring more juiciness in.  Powerful.  Easy.  Do it. 2.  You know that I L-O-V-E working with oracle decks and tarot cards.  Why?  Let me tell ya.  They instantly drop me in to what is going on inside.  This allows me to connect with that space inside of me and to see the bigger picture.  Then look [...]