Can you relate to a day like the one I had today? There were lots of texts and emails, lots of hold time on the phone, scheduling changes, time eaten up by technology challenges, triggering political news, irritated people, and, as Bob Dylan wrote in his famous song by the same title, there was “no time to think.” I’d add to that fabulous song and say that there never seems to be enough time to breathe deeply and re-center. This craziness can be the norm on the days when we are fully engaged with life – and the fullness of life is having its way with our overwhelmed selves!
Lately, for me, life seems to moving at breakneck speed, with so many demands on patience, focus, and adaptability. Other days, time seems to be torturously and slowly dragging me through endless hills and valleys of strife and struggle.
The answer I’ve learned is to go with the flow, and to use my tools very wisely: I come back, over and over, to meditation, breathing, praying, chanting and ultimately, focusing within to reconnect with that which is my own personal rock — my own personal lifeline to what is sacred and sustaining in this unprecedented time.
Here are some opportunities to go deep within to raise your own vibration and reconnect with your beautiful, sacred essence:
OCTOBER 26, 9;30AM – 6PM; JOURNEY INTO HAPPINESS. Broadcast on zoom from one of my favorite enlightened teachers in India. This one-day course is a personal retreat. It’s a chance to clear hurts, become aware of self-sabotaging beliefs and patterns, open the heart to greater love, and to receive uplifting, awakening Deeksha (a high vibrational energy transmission) from Ekam in India. This event will help the mind to calm and the heart to receive more love, give more love, and contribute to shifting the suffering of this world. As each of us awakens, so will our world raise in vibration. This day-long course is only $49, but worth its weight in gold, seriously! Click here for more information and to register.
And a new, free weekly offering on zoom Is an opportunity to experience the power of Deesha: SUNDAY COMMUNITY CALLS on Sunday mornings at 10am Central Time. Each week is a beautiful opportunity to have an immersion experience of connection and receive Smarana Deeksha from an EKAM faculty member from India. Ekam is the Oneness Temple in India, where I studied in 2013 and 2014. These new weekly calls are open to all, so invite your loved ones to join you. SEE YOU THERE! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88528922342 Passcode 833570 (you may need to copy and paste the zoom meeting number 88528922342 and passcode 833570 in. Make sure you have the latest version of zoom downloaded.).
Even in these turbulent times, inner peace is possible. In fact, it’s an absolute necessity! Reach out if you need some guidance or support! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I took this selfie last summer, when I was experimenting with wearing a face mask due to a troublesome allergy reaction. How eerily prophetic that less than a year later, we are all wearing face masks.
I have come to take a lot for granted. I believe we’re all waking up to that fact. I’ve taken safety for granted. I’ve taken healthy air for granted. And I’m realizing that I’ve taken faces for granted. Beautiful, bare faces — but no longer! Faces reveal so much about us. We are actually quite vulnerable when people see our faces, and I don’t mean just vulnerable to the virus. And how about eyes? How fascinating and expressive eyes are when they are peeking over masks! Have you noticed?
There’s another thing that many folks take for granted; Some of us single-living folks are not being touched much these days. Typically, we get hugs, handshakes, and so many other pats or platonic touches in our daily life. But now those precious connections are paused. We don’t even accidentally bump into anyone. We’re not being massaged, or routinely getting chiropractic treatments either, unless it’s really essential. We’re not getting our hair washed, cut and fluffed. Touch-hunger is a real thing, and the body registers lack of touch on physical, spiritual, and psychological levels.
My sister, who lives abroad, told me last week that her young grand-kids finally came over to visit their beloved granny. In their country, there have been very strict rules about traveling outside the immediate home area. But they’d all been missing each other something awful. So they donned their masks, and as the country’s rules relaxed a bit, they decided to try to safely visit outside. However, in the end, neither my sister nor the kids could resist hugging each other. At least they kept their masks on. “Illegal” it may have been, and hopefully not too risky since they’d all been practicing sheltering-at-home, but the joy felt from it was immeasurable.
Being touched is a crucial need for humans. It soothes anxiety and helps our nervous, digestive, and immune systems. Going without being touched has some big drawbacks. I had to ask myself, as I contemplated my own situation of living alone, what can help mitigate this really fundamental need of humans to feel connection through touch?
I did a little internet searching and found an interesting article in Time Magazine on ways to try to compensate for the lack of skin contact now, in light of Covid-19:
The article describes how online video chatting, virtual dance parties and online group yoga or exercise classes can aid connection and stimulate hormones being released that are similar to the hormonal stimulation of touch. It’s so valuable to connect with others at this unprecedented time, and thank goodness for online access to other humans.
This is also an incredibly great time to connect deeply, not only with others, but also with your own soul. It’s important to feel compassion for ourselves and for what we’re going through. Don’t isolate from others, and also don’t turn away from the life of your soul. The soul hungers too. The soul cultivates courage. The nourishment we’re seeking now for courage can’t come from cookies, chocolate, alcohol or drugs that might be tempting as we try to escape the current reality. That escapism is human, and let’s be realistic, probably necessary at times, but ultimately, it’s only a temporary band-aid. It can’t be a steady, pandemic diet because it won’t nourish the courage we all need.
It’s such a blessing to connect spiritually with whatever is sacred to you – whether you call it Spirit, the Universe, God, Higher Power, Higher Self…whatever that is to you. So meditate, chant, pray…do whatever you’re called to do spiritually. Especially sweet is to connect with others who are on a spiritual path, which truly feeds that connection and courage hunger in a deeply nourishing way.
Shamanic soul retrieval and extraction, and Akashic Record readings are deeply personal journeys into your soul and what is sacred to you. These sessions bring you back to joy and wholeness, and connect you to your inner guidance, faith – and courage. Only your inner guidance can really inform you of what is healthy for you….and what isn’t. Only your personal guidance can give you the “a-ha’s” that open up perspectives, purpose, and broaden your world. My work is to be a channel of the sacred energies that have all our backs, twenty-four hours a day. I know that as rough as these times are, there is good that is already coming from it, and more on the way if we continue to grow as spiritual beings.
One last reminder: I am offering 20% off my shamanic soul retrieval and extraction sessions and 20% off Akashic Record readings in this month of April. One week left to schedule an appointment, so don’t delay if you’re looking for more connection, courage, fulfillment and joy! Please contact me for a free consultation to discuss if my services might be helpful for you now. If you book an appointment in the coming week, we can set it up for May.
The famous poet T.S. Eliot wrote in his poem, The Waste Land, that “April is the cruelest month,” but this year, I’d have to say in the United States, it was March. Even though Covid-19 was raging in China in January, it seems we didn’t grasp the enormity of the pandemic until March, when we were forcefully shoved through an unknown portal which massively changed life — probably forever. A curtain was pulled back, and we’ve been given an experience similar, perhaps, to what Dorothy encountered in the Wizard of Oz when she got a look at the real wizard, and realized he wasn’t the one who could get her back to Kansas.
Maybe we thought there were adults in charge who might actually keep things running more or less as they always ran. We thought if we played the game of life right, we might somehow predictably ride the train into a ripe old age. But instead, we’re uncomfortably awakening to the fact that the power to feel safe and happy is not “out there”; it’s actually something we’ve had all along. We’re needing to learn this the hard way, by necessity. We’re being invited to find happiness within ourselves while the virus and chaos rage on.
Please don’t get me wrong, a paycheck and toilet paper are very, very fine things to have now. Scoring some t.p. now, or having a job, is a bit like winning the lottery. But, in fact, we might just have the power within to survive the loss of either. I will call that power “Grace”. It’s a spiritual thing, a gift of our Higher Self, and I think many of us now are seeing and feeling immense gratitude for the good we do have in our lives now. Seeing our good, naming it, and being thankful for it, despite what’s happening externally, is the most important thing we can do now. It calls in the Grace! Gratitude brings us more to be grateful for; this is spiritual law.
Just as Dorothy discovered that the Wizard wasn’t great at all, we see that the “adults in charge” are seemingly floundering and as vulnerable as we apparently seem to be. But when it comes to staying sane, grounded, safe and hopeful during these difficult times, the truth is that we must, AND WE CAN, find the power to go back home – to a sense of safety and joy. We have to click our ruby slippers, like Dorothy did, and return to our inner sanctuary, where we find peace, guidance, creativity, joy and safety in the present moment.
The truth is that life has always been unpredictable. We just were pretty much asleep to the full
extent of that unpredictability. But on this almost incomprehensible scale, we’ve
been awakened. I feel called to point you back to your spiritual empowerment.
There are so many tools and so much Grace available to us, especially in this
time of anxiety, fear and loss. There is
wisdom, connection, joy, humor and lots of love. There are people around to
catch you – to virtually hug you when no touch is available. Don’t isolate, don’t
despair. Instead, contemplate on the gifts of this time and please commit to
keeping your spirits high.
It’s crucial to do
everything possible to keep your vibration high. Meditating daily, thinking
positively, moving your body, and opening your heart are all very good
practices to focus on now. Maintaining a high vibration is so important to your
Do stay safe and don’t entertain fearful thoughts. It’s such a powerful time to work on your inner world, and the fruits of that inner work will manifest externally in the days to come. We will emerge stronger and better from this time. Be the peace now that we want to collectively create — that we have long been hoping to manifest.
My shamanic sessions and Akashic Record readings are powerful tools to use to heal trauma and deeply guide you into inner wholeness and rebirth. I am offering 20% off these sessions in the month of April. Please contact me if you’d like a complimentary consultation to discuss how these modalities could help you at this time.
For emotional and
spiritual support, and consciousness expansion, I also recommend the
1. MONTHLY LIVE YOUTUBE FULL MOON MEDITATIONS
Every month, please join Indian teacher
and enlightened being, Tejasaji, for a powerful live Full Moon Meditation during
the Full Moon in India.
Please note there is a discount for
those who are repeating the course. I can’t stress enough how much this course
has helped so many people, myself included, to clear old hurts, to love, and to
feel joy and peace –no matter what is going on in the world.
Wishing you all the very, very
best. Stay healthy and stay home if your work allows it. Praying
for the health and well-being for you, your family, and our planetary
community. Don’t hesitate to reach out if I can be of help!
Perhaps if you’re like me, some days you are waking up in denial and other days you are waking up with low-level uneasiness, anxiety, or abject fear. Any of these would be normal now. I’ve been waking up often with thoughts of “another day in captivity…another day in this weird new world.” Mainly I’m aware that anxiety has been haunting my dreams. So I follow my morning routine for comfort – I go meditate (which quiets the mind and brings me back to joy), and have my lovely green tea and the homemade paleo muffins I make for myself. To be totally honest, I think it’s the promise of the muffins that helps me most to start the day.
All around us are numbers: Numbers of cases, numbers of deaths. Has death ever been such a daily companion for most of us? We’ve read about pandemics in other years and other lands. We’ve heard of massacres, tsunamis, and other tragedies. We’ve had many deaths of friends and loved ones, including those struck by H.I.V. when that broke open, or so prevalently in recent decades, by cancer. But those deaths seemed far away or few between, compared to the possibility that, on a global scale, a huge number of us may currently meet death via Covid19 sooner than we ever imagined…or that we may get that call about someone we love who has a fever and dry cough or was exposed to the virus. Now, death is on our minds a lot.
Death had entered my life in a prominent way in the autumn of 2019, even before Covid19 hit the U.S. My father became very ill, in October, with heart failure. I thought we would lose him at least three separate occasions during that time. The family fought along with him, when he was in and out of the hospital almost every other week, through every new procedure and attempt to help his heart, lungs, kidney, and digestion rally. We fought with him when he spent two weeks in the hospital, four weeks in a nursing home, and none of it forestalled death much. I’m very sad to say that on March 27, last week, my precious, irreplaceable, father died. Ultimately, at age 92, his body just gave out. His time on earth abruptly ended and he passed away at home, spared of further suffering, and spared of exposure to Covid19, thank goodness.
I had been acutely grieving the potential loss of my father
since October, but when he made his transition, I knew it was time to write
about death. I know that death is not an easy, topic. It’s not what people are
generally offering on the internet now. Those uplifting, virtual talks,
meditations, and gatherings are extremely important. We all need to find our
way to strength, connection, and hope as much as possible. But I’m inviting you to also find more ease with death now. I believe it is crucial to the
future existence of humanity.
As we befriend our mortality, there are gifts one can never
reap while in denial of death’s immense presence; We feel the incredible
blessing of life and the need to cherish each one of our days alive. We start
to see the pure miracle of each living being and we feel their hearts in our
heart. We connect with the glorious wonder and healing of nature, and we humbly
awaken to our place in the Universe. We
stop taking life for granted.
If ever there was a time to turn inward, to experience life with much more awareness and gratitude, and to explore our true Self, this is it. Our true Self is our Immortal Self, which shines brightly within this garment we call the physical body. Our Immortal Self knows death because the Self exists in both death and life. That is what real wholeness is. This life we are experiencing is the manifestation of the Oneness of All That Is, and that All includes death.
Our old ways of living are, in fact, dying or dead. We are suddenly in a daily state of loss, — loss of touch and companionship if you live alone, loss of enjoyment and entertainment, like parties, sporting events, movie theaters, and concerts. Children have lost school. We’ve lost whole lifestyles. And as I’ve discovered, there is no satisfying opportunity to have a funeral or memorial service, at a time when we truly need to honor our loved ones who have passed – and we crave the hugs of those who could comfort us, even more than usual.
However, to live fully and to experience our losses with awareness and compassion, we need to walk hand and hand with death. We have to accept that this is the current “what is” of life. Awakening into the complexity, richness and paradox of life, we have to see that there could be no Yin in life without the Yang. There could be no light without the darkness. There is huge darkness now, but there is also huge Light. To really know both intimately, we have to look within first. We have to see fear in action in the mind. We have to grieve, and to heal our loss and trauma. We have to retrieve those parts of ourselves that got lost in the process of growing older. We have to come back to joy. Otherwise, what we will experience “out there” is a horror show where the monster Fear is the victor. Let us all choose rebirth instead. Take the opportunity now to reconnect with your Inner Light for strength, hope, healing and most of all, to flourish in the future that is now being reorganized.
Know that the course of humanity has been changed. The path we were on has been redirected. Where does one find strength and safety amidst all this loss and change? You won’t find it in a pile of toilet paper rolls or numerous bottles of rubbing alcohol, or disinfectant wipes. I’m not saying those aren’t important, because they are. I’m just saying that your strength and safety lies within.
My work is to help you navigate the Deep, Vast Within. It’s
my true passion and pleasure to help you explore your spiritual connection, your
losses and trauma, and to help you find your strength and ability to flourish
in this time of challenge and change. We
need a global rise in vibration, a surge of spiritual empowerment like never
seen before. I offer my services, with
all my heart, as your guide and conduit to Spirit, on the journey of awakening
to inner peace, no matter what is happening externally. This time is a powerful
doorway to tremendous transformation. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to
come out of slumber, out of habitual patterns, out of self-limiting
conditioning — and make the absolute most of this extraordinary experience
And now for the sale part! If you’re still reading this, thank you, and I invite you to leap into vaster freedom, even while you are at home. Don’t isolate. Don’t shut down. I invite you into intimate connection with the love of Spirit that you may never have known you needed so much, before now. Because we all need that now and always have. My virtual services of shamanic soul retrieval & extraction and Akashic Record reading are 20% off for the month of April. I’ve been working virtually for 27 years – using phone or skype. Distance is no obstacle to energy work and transformation.
If you’d like to discuss how my services may be a fit for
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As we move speedily toward the darkest day of the year — the winter solstice, December 21 — with Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa following shortly, emotions tend to run high. Moods can run quite dark too, with the dimming daylight. Often, people feel depressed at this time of year. Of course, there’s the additional stress of holidays and all the political upheaval going on. But there’s an opportunity to bring in some major Light, calmness, and peace into your life. How? One way is by hanging out with the full moon. The full moon is Thursday, Dec. 12, and its beautiful shining light is a call to our soul to awaken.
*** I’m offering a rare sale of Akashic Record Readings. For 4 days only, between now and Saturday evening, Dec. 14, you can purchase a one-hour, telephonic or skype, Akashic Record Reading for only $108. Normally, I charge $140, so it’s a really great discount and my full moon gift to you! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase a reading. Or call me at 773-791-8425. Remember, the sale is only through Saturday! ****
An Akashic Record Reading is a profound way to shed Light on your most troubling issues, such as: How to make more money, how to find, recover from, or keep love, how to improve health challenges, how to deal with loved ones, how to move through stuckness, and what is your purpose in this lifetime. The more specific the questions, the better, and nothing is too small to ask. These are just examples of some of the many issues that are discussed in Akashic Record Readings.
The Akashic Record is a vibrational record of your soul and includes not only this lifetime, but prior ones too. In a reading, I work with very high-vibrational spirit guides to offer the highest perspective and guidance on life issues. You ask the questions, and the response that comes through can be remarkably insightful, loving, calming and healing.
If you purchas a reading with this sale, you must pay for it now, but the reading can take place anytime through February 28, 2020. This can also be given as a gift to someone you think might benefit. I will create a gift certificate. We can all use guidance, healing, and help now and then. Sometimes we need a catalyst for changes we desire to make. An Akashic Record Reading can offer all that.
Now, back to the FULL MOON; When did you last let your gaze linger under the full moon’s spell? The full moon speaks to that part of us which sleeps in the midst of our busy, frenetic lifestyle. It’s speaks to our inner poet, inner dreamer, inner artist, inner wise one — that silent, knowing witness to this crazy game of life. It reminds us that there is something more…something beyond what we take to be ordinary reality.
My teachers in India have been broadcasting full moon meditations once a month on YouTube, and I’d like to share this opportunity with you. It’s free and can be a powerful experience. There will be a short, high vibrational talk by an enlightened monk, and then perhaps a viewing of the moon in India, and/or prep to view your own local full moon later in the evening. This month, you may have to get up early to catch the meditation, depending on your location. Check out the times and links below. There are two separate timings, and it will be a great, high energy and soulful way to start your day: