Today is November 1 and my thoughts turn toward thankfulness as we celebrate Thanksgiving this month. Sometimes I find myself thinking about what I guess is missing in my life rather than counting all my blessings. So today I give thanks for my friends and family, health and wellbeing, my home, my pets, my career, my clients, a good night's sleep, happy dreams,food to eat, a car to drive, freedom to follow my spiritual path, birds singing and breathing. I know there is much more to be thankful for but this is a start. May you count your blessings and feel gratitude for the many gifts in your life as well both seen and unseen.
When you hear the words: ”Open up to a world of possibilities.” What do you think? Be honest.Was your first thought “Yay! All kinds of amazing things can happen!” ? Or was there a little bit of a feeling of dread, as though something like “oh no, what could happen next?”crossed your mind? The first response shows that you believe life has the potential to surprise you in unexpected and happy ways. The second response indicates that your faith in life may have been shaken by the events that were beyond your control, and were most likely hard or painful.I remember when I was young, I had much more optimism than I do now, as life has brought some disappointments along the way that have eroded some of my ability to dream. Yet, I believe this ability to see the silver lining and hope for the best can be rekindled with a pure intent and some unbridled enthusiastic shifting of consciousness within the core of my being. A very simple affirmation I learned from a friend is “I now expect the best and get it.” This short phrase permits me to dream again and to open to a world of possibilities without having to know or understand how these positive outcomes can happen. I invite you to practice this affirmation and suggest smiling both inside and outside while you repeat it. Don’t ever give up on your dreams.
I had a client who called me the other day in a state of fear and depression. They were not calling to book a psychic reading. Instead, they were calling to tell me how frightened they were that a weird paranormal experience had happened to them the night before and they were terrified that they had attracted some evil and angry spirit into their living room. They then went on to say how they have been depressed lately about their job and that is probably why they attracted a bad spirit. The fellow then described how he had heard an invisible wind pass by him and suddenly the door to the living room slammed shut in front of him..I quietly listened and then tuned in to the situation. I clearly saw a grandfather who had passed about 10 years ago.He was from the father’s side of the family and was especially gifted with business matters when he was alive. He had been trying to get the attention of his grandson for quite some time for he could hear his grandson's desperate pleas for help with his career. .He had not meant to frighten his grandson, he merely wanted to get his attention so he could download some answers for him.When I explained to the worried man that the invisible presence is good and not evil, it was hard for him to accept this idea. Although he had a session with my guides a few months earlier and knew them to be loving, wise and kind, he never imagined that he could have invisible helpers that were pure and good and wanted to connect with him. We prayed together on the phone and asked that all fear in his heart be removed and that faith in the love of the infinite divine fill the space the fear had trapped him. We ended the conversation with him being willing to sit quietly in his living room and lovingly invite his grandfather’s spirit in to assist him. Sometimes we merely have to re frame paranormal experiences to see how truly perfect they are.
Hello friends! I am visiting my twin sister in Ohio and we are attending a huge twin convention (over 2000 twins) in Twinsberg. What a happy event! We have our matching clothes, hair and smiles! The miracle of being an identical twin is that even though we look alike on the outside our experiences in life have been different and have left varying impressions on the inside. Yet, the bond we share is beyond words. We feel one another’s pain, joy and fears. I am certain being a twin has contributed greatly to my gift of intuition and to her gift as a therapist. We both work with helping people but in different ways. I am guessing some of you may have twins on the other side of life that are being one of your spirit guides this time. They may have incarnated in the womb very briefly with you when your mom was pregnant. This happened with my youngest son. He was a twin and his twin left her body when I was 4 mos pregnant. I believe she is now a guiding light for him.
Being psychic is an incredible gift and also may be a challenge at times. Recently there was a terrible plane crash nearby and 11 people died. I was at the beach across the bay, sitting in a drum circle at sunset when the small plane crashed. I just happened to be looking in the direction of the accident when suddenly a huge cloud of black and grey smoke billowed upward. I knew this was serious. A few minutes later, the fellow sitting next to me received a call that some of his friends had died in that plane crash at the airport. My empathetic heart felt his deep grief, pain, and shock. We both sat in disbelief that such a horrible accident could occur. Only a few minutes earlier we were talking about the wonders of skydiving and how safe it is. He was a sky diver by profession and had just said: “skydiving is safer than driving to 7-11.” Now we sat paralyzed by the traumatic blow, the universe administered to us about the preciousness of life. Ugh… such deep loss and sadness. The leader of the drum circle brought us together again with the rhythm of the drum beat. I felt the love of the divine mother’s heart beat as we drummed. We all sent love and peace to those that left their bodies and their families and friends that now were suffering the loss of their loved ones. In that sacred moment we were joined together, in the miracle of life and the oneness of a shared loss.
June is here and soon Father’s Day will be celebrated. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there. May we all feel gratitude for our own dads, because without them we would not be here. Let us honor all the fathers that cherish this most important role in their lives. Loving dads teach their children how to trust in life by their gentle guidance and consistent care. I encourage each of us to embody the loving voice of a supportive dad. We can say to ourselves “You can do this! I believe in you!” This positive self-talk can motivate success and feelings of well-being.
Today I found myself reading quotes from Rumi. Sometimes when I forget about divinity living in me, Rumi reminds me of my royalty. Here is his timeless message that uplifted me today. “Let the waters settle and you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your own being.” This quote says to me that I am no less than those celestial bodies which are reflecting the light of the infinite divine. The only thing that keeps me from knowing this truth, is the chatter of my mind. Rumi invites me to still my mind and become like a mirror for the light to reflect into my life.May you too, sparkle like the light of the moon on the surface of a calm pond.
Happy Spring! Mother nature is ablaze with flowers and new growth. I too, feel the push to plant new seeds and to blossom to my fullest. Spring is a wonderful time to assess my environment both internally and externally. Perhaps I need to weed out a bad habit or negative thought or change who I spend time with or where I live. Sometimes I simply need to trust that life can blossom through me, regardless of any limitations I may be experiencing. I believe we all have deep inside us, an inherent design for our lives that wishes for us to be the best version of ourselves that we could possibly be. May we open to our fullest selves each day, and not be afraid to change. Change is possible when we let go of the old, like the caterpillar who morphs into the butterfly. Fly free!
I recently received an email from Jeff, a former Intuitive Development student from twenty years ago.He shared with me that he had retired from his career as a doctor and is now composing music.I remember when he was in my class that he seemed overworked and quite exhausted, He wanted to develop his intuition but, he often fell asleep during the guided meditations because he was completely exhausted.Now he is happy and feeling excited to be using his intuition to further his new passionate passtime of composing. He has transitioned from a left brain oriented career to a right brain creative pursuit. When we open to our strengths and allow them to blossom as Jeff has done we become more authentically who we are meant to be.I invite you to listen deep inside to find your heartfelt passion.
Love is a four letter word that brings many different reactions. Personally, I love the word love. There is a passion and pulse behind the word love. The very mention of love implies something is special or unique and ignites a feeling of delight and maybe even euphoria in the heart of the person expressing their love. When somebody says “I loved that movie!” I find myself asking questions to them about why did they love it? Usually the response reflects their values and what is meaningful to them. Because we are all so unavoidably different, there is a myriad number of perspectives on what is lovable or falls into the category of being worth loving. So the next time you find yourself saying “I love ____________”, celebrate the wonderful expression of love that is intrinsically you and share your passion with others! You just might ignite a spark in them!
Happy New Year! I recently spoke with a friend who is an astrologer and he said he was enduring a difficult “Pluto Passage.” I asked him what he meant by that, and he explained that he had experienced a lot of hardships in 2018. He had health issues, relationship woes, and financial fears, and was feeling like the universe was out to get him. Then he checked his astrological progressed chart and found out that Pluto is transiting his chart in 2018. He told me that Pluto invites change that transforms one on a core level, but that often, this change comes with some suffering and letting go. He suggested I find out where my Pluto is and when I will be having this intense teacher enter my life. I reluctantly declined, stating that I simply want to deal with life on a day to day basis right now. Although I have had my astrological chart done in the past, I am presently challenging myself to live life to the fullest each day while not spending too much time either in the past or in the future. With the New Year is upon us now, this is a great time to hope for a year filled with love, laughter and peace, but to also understand that sometimes life brings a mixture of both joy and sorrow. May this New Year find you comforted when needed, inspired to be your best and may your loving contribution to life be a benefit to humanity.
Today I commit to love. You may be asking, “What does that mean?” Sometimes in life my first impulse is react unkindly rather than respond lovingly. If when I am upset by something, I take a minute to breathe deeply and pray for love to be present, then I interrupt the old patterned way of reacting from fear, anger or judgement. I quickly ask myself, “What would love do in this situation?” When I am willing to step aside from my ego driven personality, with all its frailties of insecurity, judgements and fear and call in love instead, I become a conduit for the divine and can make a more conscious and loving choice about my response. Love is kind. Love is open and patient and tolerant. In my heart I know that love is what I am here for. Now is always the best time to choose love. With love as my guiding compass I make choices that support connection and build bridges with people rather than burning them. Today I commit to love. I invite you to join me.
I have heard it said that life is our mirror. The metaphysical meaning behind that statement, might imply that if there is a lot of chaos going on around me, then I must be in turmoil within myself. But on closer inspection, I have discovered that when I am truly peaceful within myself and there is drama or upset around me, that the universe may be using me as stabilizing point for those I love to come back into balance. I can mirror their higher self of peace and faith even when a situation may seem as though upheaval is all around. Their upset may represent my state of distress when I have forgotten that there is a loving and divine plan in place and all is well but when I am in a place of trusting life and what life is bringing to me as an opportunity for spiritual growth then the panic never has a chance to dwell in my heart. May we all strive to mirror the very best in one another.
Halloween is just around the corner and the stores shelves are full of scary and magical costumes to frighten and delight the child within each of us. There is a delicate balance between the dark and light forces of the universe that gets a bit tipped on Halloween. This sugar laden holiday is an opportunity to revel in excess and to allow oneself to express their monstrous selves in a ghoulish setting, of parties, parades, Trick or Treating and haunted houses. Yet, on a lighter note, one can choose to be a mythical unicorn or a super hero and give flight to the fantasy of being immortal and having supernatural powers! The next day, the natural balance between the shadow world and the world of light is reestablished and all is well, though some may suffer from a sugar induced hangover.
Today I had an experience that reminded me that angels are among us and will intervene in diverting tragedy when appropriate. My 3 month old puppy got away and ran down the street into a busy road. I heard horns honking loudly and panicked to think she might get struck by a car and I would lose her forever. I dashed down the road towards the blaring horns and there in the distance I saw her. She was frozen in the middle of the road, terrified with traffic stopped in both directions. A kind man in a blue shirt had pulled his big construction truck over. He was down on his knees calling to this sweet tiny puppy with her pink collar on. But she couldn’t move. When I rounded the corner and saw that she was alive, I called to her. She darted towards me with frenzied delight. I cried when she jumped into my arms. The relief I felt was immense! The man comforted me and assured me all was OK. I felt like I had been touched by an angel through the kindness of this Good Samaritan and that angels had watched over my little one. Needless to say, I will not be letting this little pup out of my eyesight again unless she is in a safe place.
My grandson just started middle school. His excitement for being in a new school was tremendous. When I asked him how he liked his new school after the first day he exclaimed with delight “I loved it!’ “Wow”, I thought! “Such enthusiasm for learning is refreshing.” He made new friends, processed new information and most importantly he kept his mind open to new ideas and ways of doing things. The gift of youth is still in his favor. He is flexible and adaptable. How can we as adults recapture the malleability of youth and stay “teachable”? Perhaps the answer, is to be willing to try new things and to let go of the old ideas about how life should be. When we cultivate an attitude of excitement about the unknown rather than fear or dread, we may just find that life brings us amazing surprises.
The month of July always causes me to reflect on freedom. Perhaps the greatest liberation we can attain in this lifetime is freedom from our past. The voices of our family of origin may still share space in our heads. However, when we consciously seek to free ourselves from old programming and beliefs, we then walk the path of our true selves. My birthday is on the 5th of July. I am thinking about how honored I am to have an identical twin sister this lifetime. She mirrors my own innocence, beauty, strength and struggle. We survived the same crazy upbringing that forced us to become fiercely independent at a young age. Yet, we also have each other to lean on when life gets hard. I am very grateful that my soul choose to have a soul sister to share this incredible journey with. I have had the opportunity of learning to free myself from my identification of who I am in the “twin set” and acquire the ability to feel complete on my own and listen to my unique soul’s inspiration. My heart still yearns for that deep completion that only happens when I am with my twin but I know I am enough just being me now. What voice of the past is holding you captive that you are ready to release during this month of freedom?
My grandson just graduated from elementary school. The ceremony was very moving and inspiring. I like that our society is beginning to encourage more formal celebrations of meaningful impasses in life. As we grow older the opportunities to ceremoniously honor our growth and change become less and less. Yet, we are always growing and evolving all the time because life usually manages to bring us opportunities to mature and learn. We discover along the path of life that we must become our own best champions, regardless of what anyone else thinks. When we can celebrate our “little wins” like staying calm when something unfortunate or unexpected happens, or being positive when we are afraid, then we truly have acquired the gift of maturity. Although we don’t get to wear a cap and gown or be adorned with leis, we can smile inside to know how far we have come along this journey of life, and we never really graduate until our final breath.
Mother’s Day is this month and I am feeling grateful that I am learning how to be a loving, and kind mother to my inner child. I used to have a critical voice in my head that demanded perfection and was intolerant of mistakes. Now I am loving myself and celebrating my imperfections and weaknesses as a part of my humanity. When I respond with gentleness to myself, then I am opening the door of my heart to acceptance. This self-care enables me to open to my intuition and deeper knowing because my innocent inner child feels safe to feel and be, and the seat of my intuition is a healthy and happy inner child.