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JUN
01

Open-Hearted Freedom

While crossing the street from the post office today, I was shocked when a big gold Hummer almost hit me. I was in the crosswalk and the “walk” sign was lit. I got half way across the street when suddenly I felt the wind from a vehicle and heard tires screech. I quickly jumped forward and turned around to see a thirty something couple (probably tourists in a hurry) careening off down the road. They came so close to hitting me as they turned left, directly towards me, that their bumper brushed by me. I got to the sidewalk and said a prayer of thanks for another day to be alive. I know it is kind of trite to say we never know when our time will come, so we should live life fully, but truly, this experience today awakened me to the beauty of the moment. I thought about my four kids and how much I love them and how grateful I am to be here another day for this amazing journey through life. My hope for the world is that we can let go of anything on your hearts that is impeding our aliveness. In that open hearted freedom, we can see that life in this very moment is precious- just as it is.

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MAY
01

Balance in Life

I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older and seen some of my friends retiring that there is value to living a balanced life. The friends that worked too much seem a bit lost in retirement mode, and the friends who always took time to travel and have fun seem to be adjusting to the lack of work quite well. Up until recently, I have been a bit unbalanced with the number of hours I work, leaving little room for play and relaxation. Luckily, I love my work and feel very blessed to be doing it. I especially enjoy the feeling of presence and peace I experience when I do psychic readings. Yet, the other part of my work: marketing, record keeping and booking appointments requires a much different energy and focus. This is where things can get overwhelming. I see now that it is beneficial to leave more room between my activities and balance the “doing” with “being”. There is a very great gift in stillness. Stillness must be cultivated regularly, not just in the morning with meditation. By simply checking in with myself throughout the day, I feel my heart beating in stillness, and in that moment, I remember what it feels like to “be” in my center. While I am in no hurry to retire, I do see that balance is a key element to living a fulfilling life now and in the future as well. Excuse me, as I am going to the beach!

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APR
01

How Is Your Garden Growing?

April showers bring May flowers! This is true if you have planted seeds ahead of time and cultivated the garden. Give some thought to what kinds of seeds you have planted in your mind lately. Are they thoughts of hope, beauty and gratitude or thoughts of worry, fear and indecision? Positive thoughts are like flowers that bring delight, while negative thoughts are like weeds that choke one’s life force out. Spring is an excellent time to set new goals and nurture loving acts of kindness towards others and yourself. Every time you choose love over fear a rainbow triumphs over a rain cloud!

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MAR
03

Transform Your Life

Tomorrow begins my Psychic Immersion Retreat on Maui from 4:00pm Friday, March 4 until Tuesday, March 8 noon. A special vortex of energy will be created and established to clear away the veils of separation and connect all who participate with their Higher Selves, spirit guides and angelic helpers. I feel so blessed to be a facilitator of this sacred union of Self, Souls and Spirit.

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FEB
01

Full Circle

When I was 6 years old, I discovered a special little book in the school library called “Love is a Special Way of Feeling. This sweet book taught me that love is felt in the very simple acts of kindness that we show each other and in our appreciation of nature. Delicately drawn pictures complemented the endearing text.Love was simple and uncomplicated. Then I grew up and love became dramatic and intense. Attachment, expectations, rejection and betrayal colored my thoughts about love. Now as I enter my prime years, I have come full circle to the truth that love really is in the simple things in life and in the splendor of nature in all her glory.

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JAN
01

A Higher Way of Seeing

My guides often remind me that I see things as good or bad because I'm seeing the world through ‘third dimensional’ lenses. Whenever I can step back and allow myself to see the larger picture, I am often humbled by how much my higher self loves me and offers me "lessons" so that I grow in love.  Recently, I had a soul lesson while I was out to dinner with my grown children. I commented on how poorly our waitress was serving us and my youngest son said "How does that comment benefit our family connection?"  BAM! I got it! I had forgotten to just love what is and not try to change it to my standards or satisfaction.  I immediately thanked my son and then said a little prayer inside for both the waitress and for myself.  I prayed for acceptance and forgiveness for all the times I may not have been at my stellar best. This journey of life is filled with both praise and blame. When I can remember that my essence is beyond either of these extremes, I can surrender and come to rest in the middle.  My soul dwells in the dimensions beyond all polarities, especially the duality of right and wrong. Resting in this neutral world of the Spirit, I can be at peace.  Through this peace I can look at life through the eyes of my soul. I can see my life through the lenses of love.

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DEC
01

The Season of Light

Holiday time is here! For some of us, we have happy memories from childhood and look forward to these festive times. And yet, for others the holidays bring back sad memories from our youth. Instead of excitement, we may feel anxiety or depression at this time of year. I've been guilty of living with the "perfect family" fantasy where everyone is warm and fuzzy during the holidays and all is cheerful and well. In reality, my family of origin was highly dysfunctional and the holidays often ended up with drunken rages and me feeling very small and invisible. I've always secretly been jealous of happy families at the holidays. Healing comes when I can accept that I have received some negative programming from childhood and I need to make a conscious effort to be positive. One of the ways I do this is to extend a hand to people in need at the holidays. Helping others always brings me back into the present time. If you are finding the holidays challenging, try to remember that you may be reacting to feelings originating from a much younger age. Find a way to do something nurturing for your inner child this year, such as going for a walk with a friend, getting a massage or watching some funny videos while eating popcorn. Remember that this too will pass and lighten up. It's the season of light!

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NOV
03

Coming Home to Maui

I just flew back to Maui from an outer island five-day trip. As the plane descended from the wispy clouds to the clear blue sky below, I gazed down at the translucent turquoise ocean and then looked over to the emerald green mountains. The beauty of Maui’s coastline captivated me! I then found myself reflecting about the end of my Waikiki trip and coming home and getting back to work. My gratitude for living in the place of my dreams filled me again and I smiled with the knowing that I am surrounded by beauty living in the graceful chain of islands we call Hawaii. How very fortunate I feel to have my family close by, friends I love and work I am devoted to. I invite you to reflect on the place that you call home and check inside to see if it really feels like a match to with you are now. When you come home from a trip are you excited to be back or do you dread the routine you have created for yourself? The answer will reveal to you insights about your current life situation. I am attending a memorial service for a friend tomorrow and again, I am reminded that this life is precious and short and it's important to live my dreams now. I'm happy to be back in Maui and to celebrate the blessings of this sacred place. All the best to you!

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OCT
06

Spiritual Retreat

I just returned from a weeklong retreat at beautiful Omega Institute in New York. The red, yellow and orange leaves on the trees glistened as the rain came down, renewing the earth with the freshness of life. I too, feel washed clean and nourished by the autumn rain and crispness in the air. I attended two programs. The first was with psychic healer, John of God, and 1,000 fellow participants.  Next, I was with Pema Chodron, a Buddhist Nun and 550 other eager students. My favorite teaching from the entire week is from Pema. At the end of one of her long talks, she stood up, draped in her burgundy robes, clasped her tiny hands together and looked lovingly at the audience with a little smile on her humble face. She spoke with eagerness, as though she really wanted to emphasize this point, “As long as you think of things in your lives as obstacles, then they we will be. But as long as you think of things in your lives as the pathway, then they are no longer obstacles.”  She was referring to her discourse on opening to what life brings and becoming friends with your mind. I learned a lot about opening wide, and simply being. Just as the fall trees drop their leaves and become barren awaiting the buds of spring, I too entered the stillness of life and befriended all extraneous thoughts, words and actions to dwell in the root of my being in a place of acceptance and non-resistance.

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SEP
03

Changing Perspective

Most of the time, I am very happy and content. Occasionally though, a vague feeling of sadness creeps in and I try to rid myself of it through meditation, prayer, exercise and service to others. However, when those methods don’t work, I remember to consider if there are any losses that I have not grieved fully enough. Sure enough, I usually have stuffed some unwanted goodbyes under the rug and not dealt with the underlying feeling of abandonment or grief. This week as I felt into my grief, I realized that in this last year, I said goodbye to my mother as she transitioned. Five of my close friends moved away from me off the island of Maui. Another dear friend is facing her death soon. Instead of avoiding the sadness, I let myself cry and open my heart to the energy of grief moving through my body. As I sobbed, I felt myself becoming smaller and smaller until memories of being alone as an infant in an incubator for five weeks, flashed through my mind. I revisited that awful feeling of loneliness. How horrifying it was to have left the comfort of the oneness of existence before birth, and then be isolated from human contact. My perspective then changed, and I was compassionately looking at that little baby from my Higher Self. In the next moment, there was a loving guardian angel standing by my incubator singing to me. I immediately felt the lost baby inside me quiet down. I was reminded that separation is a part of life and I chose to be here on Earth to fully experience human love and human loss. This deeper childhood grief was triggered to remind me to connect more fully with the Presence of the Divine and the invisible angelic realms which surround me now, and will never abandon me.

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AUG
03

Excited to Learn and Grow

It’s time for school again. Here on Maui, the children go back to school in August and the start of a new cycle of learning begins again. Young students know they will be learning new material and they don’t fight it. At this time of year, I pause and reflect on what new skills, lessons and abilities I am learning. As an adult, I don’t pass from grade to grade or take exams the way students in school do. And neither do most of my adult friends. So how can we know we are still expanding ourselves and developing new skills? It’s easy to become complacent and just settle for what “is,” rather than reaching beyond our limitations and challenges. I catch myself resisting change, like upgrading my phone software for fear of having to learn a new operating system and fumbling in the process. How would it be if I got excited about the new features and technology and took it upon myself to study them and master them? This courage to learn new things is how I grow, to reach beyond my known world and step boldly into uncharted territory. Perhaps you have been considering a new learning adventure: dance lessons, a new language or new computer skills. Whatever it is, I encourage you to be like children, open yourself to learning and let yourself grow!

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JUL
03

Free To Express Me

July is a special month to me because it is my birth month. Since my birthday is on the 5th of July, I have traditionally welcomed the occasion in with watching fireworks the night before. The 4th of July is recognized as a celebration of freedom. With this in mind, the dazzling glow of the fireworks display summons me to be free to be my most brilliant, colorful self and sparkle like a firecracker. Firecrackers light up the sky and bring beauty into the still of night. Fireworks are usually fairly short in duration but very intense in presentation. They command the audience to pay attention to the moment with their splendor! My birthday wish this year is to be as bold as the fireworks and as receptive as the night sky.

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JUN
01

Intuition and the Inner Child

Aloha from sunny Maui! I am feeling especially grateful today to be alive! Summertime always awakens in me the desire to jump in the ocean, take off on an adventure or sit outside beneath the Heavens filled with stars. My childhood memories of camping and hiking come flooding back to me every summer. The crackle of the campfire and the earthy smell of dirt paths live on in my memory. Why are these memories so clear? I believe it’s because as a child I was fully alive in the present moment. My mind was unfettered by adult agendas, rules and biases. I was spontaneous and free! My intuition and imagination were fired because my senses were awake and my mind was not running the show. As an adult, I understand the importance of allowing my inner child to flourish. Nurturing a healthy inner child profoundly affects my Intuition. My purest, intuitive, childlike self is the source of my deepest knowing.Today, opening to the present moment with all of my senses clears the way for my highest self to communicate with me. So bring on the summer! It is the season of joy for the inner child! 

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MAY
07

Renewal of Innocence

I remember when I was a little girl and my elementary school had a wonderful spring celebration called May Day. The entire school participated in this event and the parents were included too. It was a festival of dance, flowers and fun! May Day always ushered in the final stretch of the school year and with it, a sense of the anticipated freedom that Summer always brings. This annual ritual at the height of Springtime created a feeling of awe in my heart as I abandoned myself to the renewing force of life in nature. The simple Maypole dance would elicit utter joy! Now I long for that sweet innocence and sense of delight. I pray today that whatever may be blocking the feeling of enchantment in our hearts be lifted and replaced with a new sense of gladness and magic. Today is a great day to give some flowers to a friend!

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APR
15

Grateful for What Is

Once again I am reminded to be grateful for what I have, for I never know when something that I take for granted will suddenly be gone. In a yoga class this week, I was struggling to balance on my left foot in the tree pose. Attempting to balance, my weak left side wobbled and I had to compromise the pose. I was reminded of the car accident I endured over 2 years ago that left me injured on the left side of my body. I never really thought about how important being able to balance is until that ability was gone. Now I am consciously working to strengthen my muscles on the left side of my body and come back into a state of balance. How quickly life can change … and the simple things we take for granted become our great gifts. I am so very thankful to be able to do yoga now and to work out in a gym, even with my temporary limitations. Life teaches me that what is important is not what was, but what is and to develop my potential for what can be.

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MAR
09

Allowing and Trusting

Sometimes in life we have to wait to see results. I suppose that is why gardening is not my favorite thing to do!  When gardening, we have to be patient to witness the seeds sprout and reach for the sky. This patience also requires faith in the unseen process of growth beneath the soil where the seeds are planted.  As I mature, I am noticing a willingness to allow my life to unfold naturally and more patiently.  I have learned to trust that the seeds of dreams I planted years ago are germinating and growing, whether I can see the results, or not. As a mother of four grown children, I reflect back on the years of hard work and guidance I gave to my kids. Years later, I see my children contributing to the world in positive ways and nurturing their own children. We don’t always get to see the results of our work until years later. Perhaps, I am feeling optimistic today, because I am looking for what is right in my world and I am seeing it!  Faith in the unseen carries me through the barren times of winter and allows me to trust in the promise of spring. I am wishing you all the blessings of a bountiful Spring !

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FEB
25

Love is in the air

My inner child revels in the bright red hearts and boxes of chocolates that line the shelves before Valentine’s Day. This holiday, although heralded as a Hallmark work of genius, is actually a very special day. How often do children get to tell their classmates or teachers how much they care? Although the main focus is on romantic love, and surely Victoria Secret makes a killing this day too, there is a deeper meaning intertwined in all the gushy cards and gooey chocolates. The message is one of love. Flowers, dinners, poems and candlelight may seem cheesy to some, but they signify a holy love ritual. Our culture is nearly devoid of sacred ceremonies, let’s keep this one alive. Let’s also celebrate love in all the varied forms that it manifests and remember that Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to reach out beyond our selves and say “I love you”. In truth, we are bowing to the Divine. So give the gift of an open heart today and let a red heart and a chocolate say “I love you”

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DEC
15

The Magic of the Season

This season of giving always reminds me of when my 4 grown children were little and used to delight me with special homemade gifts filled with love. Although the drawings, clay pots and gifts were simple and somewhat crude the value of them was immeasurable. As I looked at the smiles on their faces while unwrapping their presents, I was given my greatest gift. The gift of their presence in my life. Sometimes during this busy holiday time I can get stressed thinking about what is the perfect gift for my loved ones to show I care. This is when I have to remind myself that always the greatest gift is the gift of presence rather than presents. When I pick up the phone or visit and check in with family and friends I am showing in a very tangible way that I care. A wrapped present that is carefully selected is indeed a joy to give and receive. But the best gift of all is the gift of love. It never wears out, runs low or loses its magic. Happy Holiday season to you all!

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DEC
15

Beauty of Life

Beauty is all around us if we seek to see it. Every day I feel blessed to live on Maui and witness the immense natural wonders. But, I remember times in the past when I was staying in cities and nature wasn't so bold. At those times I made an effort to get outside and walk, even if it was bitter cold . I would bundle up and head out on a quest to find little sparks of nature amongst the buildings and sidewalks. Sometimes I would spot a lazy orange cat curled up in a high window basking in the sun, or hear pigeons talking as they perched on the buildings. I would look for a smile on another's face as I walked through the city. People are beautiful when they smile. By connecting with the beauty around me I was able to let go of the tension of the day and appreciate the specialness of where I was. I invite you to welcome beauty into your life today by buying flowers or smelling the herbs in your spice cabinet. Life is full of everyday beauty if we look for it. We reconnect with our inner essence when we see beauty. Liah Howard

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NOV
25

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving time is almost here. It is a time when many are feeling gratitude for their lives, friends and situations. But what if there is something in your life you are not feeling thankful for? What if instead of feeling grateful, you are feeling frustrated, angry or resentful toward someone, something or towards yourself? How do you move graciously from negativity to positivity? I believe the answer lies in moving beyond the judging mind. My council of guides are always teaching me to let go of any value judgements such as “good” or “bad “and instead replace this thinking with feeling acceptance and love. One way that I do this is to imagine that whatever is disturbing my inner peace is unimportant. I then divert my attention away from the trouble spot while simultaneously focusing on an aspect of my life that I like. Another solution is to talk to a friend and ask for their positive input. And never under estimate the power of prayer to transmute negative feelings into positive ones. Praying with a friend can be especially comforting. Thanksgiving will come as we move into acceptance with grace.

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