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Thursday, December 5, 2013

That Was Then – This Is NOW

Your yesterdays are now behind you…so, what are you doing TODAY? Be honest with yourself. Are you constantly thinking of the way things "used to be," if so you are not alone.

Many people wish for things that are in the past. They long for loved ones no longer on earth; the strength of youth now slipping away; a skill or career they used to do; broken relationships – the list goes on. But how does all of this looking back help you with today? In truth – it doesn't.

We are beings filled with energy. We create thoughts. Our thoughts have a trail that lead to or away from us. When you think a thought, you give it energy. If you continue to look behind you and are feeling a constant unhappiness or wishing whatever you long for is still here, you are depleting your energy. As we weaken our energy it effects our Auras (an energy field that surrounds all living things.) A weakened Auric field can lead to illness and dis-ease. This problem is compounded as your diminished state leaves you feeling low and vulnerable. You are longing for things that are from your past, lowering your ability to ward off negative energies and your thoughts become even sadder. How can we get off of this dejected merry-go-round of yester-year?

A good way to start is to "ground" yourself. This helps you to focus on what is in the NOW.  What is grounding? It is the act of re-connecting to the earth from which you are a part. How can reconnecting with the planet help you move your mind away from the past? When we incorporate a daily practice of grounding, it restores our minds to focus on the present. It allows us to release the thoughts of the past and focus on the NOW. That draining connection that has been constant will eventually slow to a trickle and hopefully cease altogether. You will feel lighter, you will become more engaged in your TODAY.

How to ground: One of the best ways to ground is to simply go for a walk. Leave your digital devices behind and put your feet on the ground and start moving. Without headphones you will begin to hear nature's soundtrack. As you incorporate this into your routine, you may begin to notice the beauty that surrounds you. Nature paints her own tapestry and it's waiting for you. Whether you live in the tropics or the frozen tundras it makes no difference. Bundle up and step outside. If it's raining grab an umbrella. Just do it. Make this connection and get moving. This action will free up your mind and open your senses to the wonderful truth. Today is NOW. All of the things in the past are behind you – let them go. You are probably saying to yourself…that's all there is to it, can it really be that simple? Yes, try it. Use the same technique used in meditation, release all thought, breathe in and breath out and LET THEM GO. Poof!

Learn to move your mind away from negative thoughts that are draining your energy and free yourself. You can do this. When you hear people discussing negative things, move away. If the TV is spouting negativity– power it off. If your environment is adorned with photos that make you feel sad, put them away for now. In time you can bring them out and hopefully smile as you are able to see them in a new light.

It took me years to realize I was holding myself back by constantly wishing for things of yesterday. Take control of your NOW. Understand that thoughts are LIVING THINGS. You have the ability to guard your mind. Get outside and explore other avenues of grounding yourself, such as hugging a tree. Make the connection and LOVE YOURSELF more deeply. Today is what matters, tomorrow you can begin another day of NOW. Move forward in good health and encourage others to find their own methods of LETTING GO.

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To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day






Thursday, November 21, 2013

Raise Your Vibration by Talking to Animals

Call me Dr. Doolittle, or call me crazy but I talk to birds. In fact I talk to all creatures and elements I come into contact with. Plants, minerals, water, sky the list is endless. Why? Because my heart seems to want to expand more and more and connecting with others in a positive loving way actually raises your vibration.

All things are energy. All things vibrate. One of the key elements in developing your intuition or 6th sense (which we all have) is raising your vibration. If you want to live a healthy life it is important to learn how to keep your energy flowing in a state of harmony. While exploring this, you may naturally feel guided to seek ways that "feel" more attuned to the way YOU are wired. After all being plugged in to you your higher-self is a sure way to live with less dis-ease. For more information about this look at my previous blog Raise Your Vibration Daily.

When I first moved to my home in Clearwater, Florida I began taking walks across the bay bridge. It has a protected walkway for pedestrians. Each day I would find myself introduced to new sea life I had never come into contact with. This was their community and I was the new kid on the block. An Osprey seemed to want to communicate with me. It felt like it was following me and at first I thought it was just a coincidence, but now a year after writing about this (see The Talking Osprey) I am convinced it is my energy that is attracting them. It is my aura that sends that signal and I am thrilled.

Yesterday as I was taking my usual stroll I saw an Osprey sitting on a tree branch that looked like it could barely contain his weight. I spoke to him with my thoughts sending him love. I began a meditation and asked my guides to help us communicate. (Meditation beside a magnificent creature is something worth experiencing. Try it for yourself, you will be amazed at how much love energy fills you.) He began his high pitched chirp. I stood still not wanting to disturb him. I felt him studying me and sensed he wanted me to come closer. As I began to move he chirped again and raised his wings. I stopped and said, "I have never really been very close to a bird of your beauty and I just wanted to have a look." He calmly relaxed and blinked his golden eyes. We stood there for a few minutes and as I turned to go he flew over my head. Wow! That was awesome, I thought, this is probably the closest I'll ever come to an Osprey. I followed the flight path and watched him land on the rail along the bridge. This is unusual as it's busy with cyclists and joggers and I have never seen a bird of any kind land there. Was he waiting for me?

I continued my route home wondering if he would become spooked by all of the people. I watched a jogger come close and he just fluttered a bit and remained seated watching me approach. I spoke to him and this time he replied by thought, "You wanted a closer look, so here I am." I slowly reached for my iphone sending him my gratitude and snapped a few photos. I felt his love and I am sure he felt mine. Two neighbors connecting on a bridge. I felt my heart racing as he preened himself and allowed me to come even closer. Majestic, graceful, and very intelligent are the thoughts that washed over me. I sent him blessings and thanked All That IS. The bird turned his head, bobbed a few times, looked straight at me and then flew away.

I felt lighter, almost giddy with happiness. What just happened? My vibration had just elevated and I was feeling the physiological change in my body. It's a powerful wonderful feeling and it is fueled by love. By opening yourself up and communicating with animals you can raise you vibration.
I no longer have any pets, I travel too much and well, quite honestly… I consider the world my home.

Begin today by saying hello to your environment. You can begin by talking to every creature you come into contact with. Send it a greeting, send it admiration, send it a thank you for all that it brings to the universe. Make the connection and then sit in silence. What might come next are the animals thoughts responding to you. Or it may be your beautiful spirit sending you a feeling of self-love. Learn to raise your vibration and BE love to the world around you that so desperately needs a nudge to a more positive healthy pathway.

To learn more about other ways to raise your vibration please read Find Your Bliss.
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Who Is Sand?


All my life I have enjoyed the feel of sand on my bare feet. Beach sand is more than it seems as I have recently discovered. I always thought of it as stones, rocks or “beach stuff” that was just fine and silky– and sometimes stuck to the areas under my swimsuit. Moving to the Florida Keys and away from the northern shores of the Atlantic, I was shocked as I stepped upon the brittle broken coral, which blankets a favorite beach of mine in Key West. This made me take a whole new look at the sands of various beaches I have walked upon. As I thought of other coastlines I have explored such as California, Cape Cod, Aruba, Israel, Italy, France, Greece, Turkey and recently in Scotland, I was reminded of how unique they are. How could I have thought that the brown sugary sands of my childhood home in southern New Jersey would appear worldwide?

As I sat upon the shallow ocean floor one day near my home in the Florida Keys, I was amazed at what I found. I began that glorious trenching of my hands into the soft ground below and all around me. I let my hands sift each handful and watched as it scattered like dust making the clear water glitter. I was startled as I looked into my hands in wonder and utter surprise. This didn’t look like sand at all. I saw tiny fragments of bone, shell, coral, plant, animal…life.
Water meditations are often filled with unusual messages and on this day I sat in the shallow sea and closed my eyes. I gathered the sand and held it in my palms and began my meditation. The lights shimmered across my mind's screen and I began to open up to them. Who are you? I thought. When did you live and from where have you come? Slowly I let the sand settle not wanting to disturb it. A new awareness of what I was treading upon­ came to me. An understanding of what my bare feet were connecting with. I finished the meditation and continued to sit in silence soaking up all that I had just experienced. 
Asking questions during meditation can sometimes bring replies, but not always during the time you are seated. Slowly I got up and thanked All that IS. I knew I was not alone and that feeling of love wrapped itself around me as the sun warmed my skin. I marveled at the sand as I felt it more alive to me, yes, I thought, who are you?
And as I walked back along the route I had come I looked down at my footprints and they spoke softly to me…I am you.
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To learn more about meditation please read Meditation.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tomorrows That May Never Come...

If I had but one message to sing it is this–Moving thoughts into action creates magic.

I used to be that person who watched others as they seemed to be doing something exciting while I sat silently in the background wishing we could trade lives. Was my life really all that bad? Well, sort of yes…in my opinion, after all it's my life story and I get to tell it my way. But was I being honest? Were the images of my life experiences tainted somehow? Was I looking through a muddy pair of glasses? Was I a talker and not a do-er? Are you?

Think of your life story as a puzzle and today is one of your pieces. Every now and then we find ourselves looking back over past experiences and either cringing or smiling. If you were to draw a timeline and pop in the highlights and low-lights along your life path, you would see the puzzle pieces. Now take the same time line and write in the dreams and wishes you had along the way. For instance if you wanted to be a ballerina at age 10 write that in. If you wanted to travel to Madrid at age 33 write that in. I am not saying that all of your hopes and dreams were realistic, I am just pointing out that at one time or another you had them. Take a good look at those desires, what happened to them?

If you were to look at your thoughts as the living things that they are, you would begin to see that when you place a thought out there – "I wish I could play the piano." – it swirls around waiting to land somewhere. This swirling around requires ACTION from you. This is the energy that FUELS the thought. Loving supportive thoughts to bolster this– "I can find a way, I can find others to help me, I can begin step-by-step." Great you send out the thoughts…now what?

You must keep those thoughts humming by making the necessary steps to MOVE the thought into a reality. You may find some negative thoughts creeping in, PREPARE yourself for them as they will come! They may say things like,"Ha! You are too old to learn!, What are you crazy– when will you find the time? This costs money that you should be saving for a rainy day."
Meditation can not only help you to MOVE THOUGHTS INTO ACTION but it can help you IGNORE the negative ones. Positive thoughts require you to make an effort. Take a baby step if needed– just begin to inquire about what it is you want to accomplish. Pick up the phone, research the internet, ask your friends. Send it positive loving energy and watch what begins to happen. A door opens, you meet someone that just happens to appear at the time you are putting these thoughts out into the universe. You have a whole world before you. You have seen what has been in your past. Do you want that tomorrow to have new promises and new opportunities?

I love wildlife and have always wanted to see owls up close. I had put this thought out there many times. I am not a fan of animals in captivity and went along to a falconry with my friends.  To my utter amazement I found that the birds all fly in and out of their pens regularly and some return and some don't. They are there for numerous reasons, like a pet no longer wanted or an injury–that sort of thing. Had I not MOVED into this space I never would have seen a Snowy Owl soar over my head let alone come strolling past me in the grass!

Remember, thoughts are living things. Learn to give them loving energy. Your daily meditations are teaching you how to still your mind and when a negative thought pops in during your day, you already have the tools to NOT GIVE IT ENERGY.

You are an amazing being and there are many more puzzle pieces ahead. Your tomorrows will be filled with surprises and you will be able to write your adventurous story while others sit beside you in silence, but wait it doesn't end here… this is the more DOING part…break that silence and help them make their dreams come true:) Why should you have all the magic?
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To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Raise Your Vibration Through Laughter

Have you ever found yourself laughing for what apparently seemed - no reason at all? That silly rumbling feeling that erupts and causes you to just LET GO?

We are vibrational beings. Each of us is a ball of energy and have a unique vibration. When we are in balance we are in harmony with the frequency our vibration was designed for. A healthy being has a high vibrational frequency of around 62-72 Hz and when it drops to lower levels your body can become susceptible to colds, flus and various forms of dis-ease. The definition of frequency is: the number of occurrences of a repeating current flow per second. Your mind, body and spirit is effected by your vibration. There are many ways to raise this and laughter is one element.

Have you ever been around someone that seems to only crack a smile and you know that this is the best you will ever get regarding a "chuckle?" How is your energy effected by this? Now think of the person you know that has an infectious laugh. How does this effect you?

I was raised in a family that seemed to have more to cry about than laugh. But I had the good fortune to have a parent that used laughter to combat negative energy. I look back in wonder remembering the threatening letters and phone calls from bill collectors. How they stretched a tiny pay check to clothe and feed 8 kids. Yes, of course there were many tears, but it isn't really the lows that have stayed with me.  It is the laughter. I remember once when my father was asked to speak at his sister's 80th birthday he began a little story that started out, "We were so poor they invented welfare to feed us. Our house was in such disrepair we had to paint it to condemn it. As kids, we stole the bones from our neighbor's dog to make soup, and when the dog died we thought we killed it." On and on he would continue and the entire crowd was laughing so hard they were in tears. Yes, these are the tears I think of when I recall those struggling days of my youth.

Find your own laughter. Surround yourself with people that bring joy to your life. We do not always have the ability to rise above our daily woes, and for many they are dealing with grief, illness and despair. Yes, these are very real situations that some of us must navigate along our journey. It is in the realization that we are on a journey that we can look for avenues that may bring something sweeter into our horizon.

Do something silly. Play a game with your family members and even your pets. Watch a funny movie (check out OLD flicks too.) Find a way to laugh and raise your vibration. Once you LET GO and really laugh you will feel lighter. This lighter feeling you are experiencing is your vibration rising to the place is was designed to be.

Meditation can also bring a feeling of renewed energy. This too will raise your vibration. Begin today to find your voice and when you do LAUGH… at the world, the circumstances that are beyond your control and especially yourself.


To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day
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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Life After "Like"

Have you noticed the intense postings on social networks? They can be about their family, their jobs or their personal appearance. Some will post updates on a traumatic experience. Many truly are in crisis and feel they have no where to turn. It was in one of these such postings that I thought of my parents.

My dad was born in 1920 and my mom in 1925. Both have passed now, but while they walked the earth their journey was often littered with roadblocks. Alcoholism and gambling were no strangers in our household. Money was always and issue as there were 10 mouths to feed and a meager paycheck to rely on. The roof leaked continually and the heat never seemed to reach every room. I often heard my mother crying and watched my father fade into his bottles of beer. What would they have posted?
Would they have had the time? I wonder...

And what of me...what would I have said? Would I have had the courage to tell anyone…I sure wasn't able to then. Luckily the trials and tribulations became less and less as the addictions were addressed and peace pulled up a chair in their home…eventually. But still, would they really have shared this, probably not. Not because they didn't have some wonderful truths to impart, but most likely the internet never would have been a form of communication that they would ever become comfortable with. My parents probably would want to send them a card. If my father knew of the individual he would most likely want to send them a home cooked meal (he was a fantastic cook!) My parents used food to show their love. They both grew up very poor and having a meal meant the world to the them.

My heart truly goes out to some of the posts I have read. I see such heartache and turmoil. I hear and feel their pain and wonder what agony they must be in to post  things like "I can't and don't want to be me anymore, I hate myself, and I wish this would all go away." I want to encourage them, tell them they are not alone. But often I do not reply to their statements as I feel it seems to become a static that doesn't find its way through the storm. And so I usually, if I feel led, will contact them in a more personal way.
Somehow posting smiley faces, little hearts or worse yet… LIKE doesn't feel like a response I would want to receive.

And what about that LIKE? What does it mean? Does it mean that the person "likes" that you are in pain. Or is it a way to say, "I hear you and I feel for you--I validate what you have written." Who really knows? That is the point. The person hurting is left with never really knowing what was meant by "like."

Use integrity if you choose to respond. Use a careful attitude and do it in a loving way. Take responsibility for your actions. You can make a world of difference in someone's life by being a good listener. Just validating their pain and listening is very helpful. Most are not asking you to fix anything–they just want someone to know they are hurting.

I think there are many ways to reach out to someone and perhaps this social network is a place to do this. But as you continue along this path always remember that your words are powerful and yes even your clicking "like" has its meaning. Life continues after you hit that button for you and for the person who is struggling. Be love and light in this world and stop before you click and think of how you will be received.
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To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Raise Your Vibration by Being Honest

Lately I have listened to the ongoing dilemmas by the characters that continue to interact in my book of life. I see my entire journey as a book and people come and go throughout my story.  Male and female they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and age. They each share their experiences and in doing so, they are sharing energy. But, birds of a feather should not always flock together.

When you sit and listen to these people that are in your company try to see them as energy. Positive energy will make you feel lighter and you will lean in and soak in the experience. If it is negative energy, and this does not mean this is a negative being, they are recalling or expressing something of a negative nature. You find yourself uncomfortable, withdrawing…and your body language even recoils.

As we continue to lend our ears to these people we are absorbing their energies. They come fully charged be it positive or negative and they are blending their auric field into ours. You feel it rippling through you–this current of bad vibes. How can we keep our vibration from becoming lowered during this process?

Be truthful. With yourself and others. If someone is using you as a venting object, be aware of the role you have consented to.  Yes, by listening you have given permission by allowing it to continue.
Do you have someone that is always sharing details about their relationships? Whether it's their lover or their children, it doesn't matter. Do you have someone that is always complaining about their job or lack of finances?

You must be aware that this can drain you and leave you feeling low. Why? Because they have altered your vibration. I realize that we must give our attention from time to time to encourage one another, this is perfectly normal. It is when it becomes habitual that we must be honest with ourselves AND TO THEM.
"No, I can no longer listen to this, it leaves me drained and derails my day. I have helped you many times by allowing you to vent, but I am no longer able to lend my energy this way."

Plain and simple, be direct.

You may lose a friend or have them feel flustered. Trust me, the sun will still come up tomorrow. This is called SETTING BOUNDARIES. If they are your true friends, they will thank you.

Now ask yourself a more important question… are YOU venting? Are you continually complaining to someone? Recognize this truth in yourself and address it…TODAY.

Use meditation to clear your head, remove negative energy that has collected and breathe in a fresh attitude.

Learn to find other ways of releasing negative energy like: take a walk, ride a bike, listen to enlightening music or stroll through a garden. Be true to yourself and others and RAISE YOUR VIBRATION.

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To learn how you can begin to incorporate meditation in your daily journey please read Meditation Mojo. 


Monday, September 16, 2013

Meditation Photos Who's in the Darkroom?

Me in 1960
Your life's journey is being recorded by photographs. We can still remember the days when most photos were created using film… digital technology did not exist. The choice of media isn't important nor their condition. It doesn't matter if they are tattered or worn they still give an impression of the journey.

Me in 1964
There is a part of the story behind the scenes that was brought to my attention by this recent meditation.

Me in 1974
Meditation: I am shown photos of myself as a child, then I am shown my children in photos. I am told that the photos are to be remembered not by just the children I am viewing – BUT ALSO UNDERSTANDING THE PERSON TAKING THEM AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO ME. It ends.

I am reminded that someone was behind the camera as these photos were taken. As I think of my own children and grandchildren I realize one day they too will look at themselves. Will they realize I took those photos? We see ourselves and remember happy times, yet there is something else going on. Yes, we can tell by the photograph that it has recorded the room, the scenery, the dated clothing and hair styles, yet there is another element that is off camera. The photographer. The person who with love and laughter wanted a photograph to remind them of YOU.

These photos still exist (even if they are not in your possession) and our meditations can bring them to life again and again. It's as if there is a huge darkroom where these incredible images are stored waiting to be brought into the light. As you look upon these images take the time to think of the photographers that took them. How did they feel when they captured that moment in time? Can you feel this connection? Look into the darkroom and acknowledge this love and put it into every image YOU record. It is the love energy used and embedded into them that truly keeps them alive.
Me today
To learn more about the meditation style I teach, please read The Pitfalls of Meditation


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stones in the Henge Speak

I had the privilege of visiting Scotland and England recently. I walked beside Glencoe, Scotland and breathed in her beauty. I stood beside the Lochs and inhaled their magnificence. I met a golden eagle perched in a tall tree in the Isle of Mull.  Scotland is quite dear to me and I have visited before. It always leaves me feeling inspired.

As I journeyed through the highlands and lowlands I prepared for the worst of weather and received blue skies daily. Each activity was spent connecting with nature. Meditation messages filled so much of my journal, that it felt as if my pen had a mind of its own. I blew a kiss to this fine country and my travels took me to Avebury and Stonehenge in England. It was here that I received such powerful insight and I share it now as I feel there is much to ponder.


Friday, August 16, 2013: Avebury Henge Meditation:
I stand in a field among the sheep and the large stones. I close my eyes and brilliant red lights appear. They pulse as if they are breathing and morph into purple. I felt lifted up high into the sky, the wind blows against my hair. I was shown how spirit looks down from above reminding me how we are always connected. I felt frozen in a vortex of energy as I let the message flow into me and fill me. "The stones are from earth just like man. You are a conduit of this energy given and bestowed upon to be an ambassador of the earth. Go–Blend–Love. We are each a representation of ALL THAT IS– of God’s love– as we are all a part of Source. It ends.

Sunday, August 18, 2013: Stonehenge Meditation:
I hear birds, I feel the wind, I hear the ocean and the laughter and crying of children that are speaking a language not my own. It all blends together as if it is a simple song. I am carried away by this melody and it gives a message. "Remember the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall you once visited on your journey to Israel. They too are of the earth. Do NOT worship the stones as they are the same as man. We are all connected, every bird and dew drop is a part of SOURCE. These stones may in time disappear- it matters not. They are a reminder of our connection to SOURCE. Like sentinels they stand guard causing great wonder, helping us to look deeper within. It ends. I stooped as I was told to look down. I gathered a few pebbles and a feather, these I will hold as a reminder of the energy that lies within each of us.

These messages are not new. You may have sensed them when in the company of rain, dolphins, birds, crystals, dragonflies… or looking into the eyes of your pet.  The henges are fascinating and I am in awe of their energy, but their message is clear…they are the same as you and I...they've just been around a little longer:)

Find your space and meditate, it does not need to be in a henge, although I must say it was quite intense, so if you get a chance DO go.  You each have a beautiful spirit that has much to teach you, listen…learn…LOVE.
If you would like to learn more about meditation please read Spiritual Development.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Messages From the Lost Rune Part 2


St. John's beach along Bay of Fundy in Canada
Continued from Part 1...  I waited for the lost rune to be delivered.  The message had remained hidden and I knew once it was reunited with the others I would be shown its meaning.

The stones as I mentioned were purchased (see site) from a woman who has been reading Runes for over 10 years. She collects them while strolling the Bay of Fundy beaches in Canada. She also teaches the art of casting the Runes and I find her insight quite invaluable. The missing stone Ehwaz (“eh-was” – Literally: “Horse” – Esoteric: Trust) arrived and I placed it near the others but I had not joined them together because I wanted to charge the stone in the ocean as I do with most of my crystals. I allow the waves to wash over them as I sit in meditation by the sea. It has been several weeks and the stone remains near, but not in the bag with the other runes. Why? Something told me to wait, and so I did.

Friday, July 26, 2013- Meditation: I was given a statement from the Ehwaz stone. “Separate among many.” The individual rune holds a message and when it is placed within the harmony of others it has more to offer yet stands alone within the group, much like humans, we are all relational and need to stand alone at times.

There is a song we each sing and alone it is a beautiful melody. When we add our voice to the multitude it rises in harmony to lift the spirits of others but we must be able to find our own voice. As individuals it is necessary to hear the silence and find solace in the company of our beautiful spirit. Strengthen your self love by attuning your connection to source, creator, Is, or God… the name matters not, the realization that we are all one is what is important.

There is much work to be done on the planet. The shifting of earth's energy is evident. The rain-forests that are destroyed daily are the lungs of our planet and need our help. The arctic ice caps melting are creating rising tides and the shorelines are shifting. The survival of many species is threatened. How will we continue to share our natural resources with plant, animal and fellow man?

The message of the lost rune is very simple. Separate among many. We are individuals that each have a duty of care, we each have a role to play. Yes, we work, we play, we love this is how humans interact, but we also have unique gifts. Some of us are not identifying with our gifts. Together we can work to bring change and understanding. It is our strong sense of SELF that is needed in order to bring our highest good to the universe.  What does your relationship with YOU look like? Do you have peace in your heart from the knowledge you have gained within your spirit?

Find your voice and sing it loudly. Add your melody to the multitude and together we can bring change. Understand that a strong self love can bring harmony to the life that exists on this planet. You can make a difference to every plant, animal, rock, and yes even man. Your energy is required at this time. Stand alone in silence. Take walks, sit alone, become separate....for a little while. This is your strength, this is your voice. Join with your beautiful spirit and sing loudly as you've never sung before.
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To learn how you can begin to incorporate meditation in your daily journey please read Meditation Mojo.


Photo by: Ariane Levesque Looker

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Silence Speaks Volumes

I have been absent on the internet regarding this blog. The absence gave me time to hear the silence. I am taking this space to meditate and reflect. Colors appear more vibrant, communication with nature seems more acute and the taste of food is enhanced. Everything around me feels heightened as I breathe in the stillness.

Meditation is the communication I am pursuing at this time. I sit two times daily for 15 minutes and then journal all experiences and messages. Meditation circles are also a part of my routine when I am not traveling or working. When I am ready to write again on this blog I will return. I am sure it will be sooner than later.

You may actually want to try this yourself. Take some time to monitor how often you are on the internet and make a conscious effort to reduce it. In turn take those moments you may have been sitting in front of a computer and apply this to another part of your journey. Perhaps you will connect with nature, improve a relationship or just have time to meditate. Start today and honor yourself by finding the messages given to you daily in silence.


To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Messages From the Lost Rune Part 1

Meditation can often bring the most profound messages. After they come you are left floating in the wonder brought by mere flashes of insight. I had one of those moments today. It was tied to a stone I had been looking for. I have this wonderful set of Runes I purchased from a woman that carves them and has written the little book that accompanies them. As I was cleaning the Runes to charge them I discovered that one of the stones was missing. I searched everywhere and as I meditated on it I was given the message of appreciation. It was if I was being asked to look again at what I placed value on. I contacted the woman made arrangements to have another stone sent and put it out of my mind...and then I was given this message. The missing stone is Ehwaz “eh-was” – Literally: “Horse” – Esoteric: Trust

Meditation: I see spinning lights and then water as if I am high above the earth approaching it. I see a garden but it is indoors and when I look at the structure it seems that it is an inside/outside home. This vanishes and I begin to ask my guides about all of the messages they show me…are they for my writing…are they for teaching? What is their meaning? I am given this message: Bringing understanding of my lost Rune and the photo of the inside/outside photo. How we as people place our VALUE (this was said with more emphasis) on material possessions not understanding that they all come from the planet and that we should realize this and therefore value our planet even more so. We place a wall around plants and call it our garden. It is and never will be ours, yet we must continue to care for it. My lost rune is just a symbol that reminds me of this. The stone, although used in divination, is a living member of the earth’s family and I am to treat it in the highest respect. The meditation ends and I am left feeling enormously appreciative.

Several things stand out from this experience. The incredible message of how we should all examine what we value, the reminder that we enjoy the natural resources of the planet and need to continue to be good stewards and the less obvious message–While in meditation we should ask more questions.

I am going to take some quiet time to reflect on this particular meditation regarding VALUE and I will write a part 2 to this blog. I am actually a bit overwhelmed by the enormous gifts of insight brought to me from this lost Rune. Part 2

If you would like to know more about the wonderful Runes I purchased please click. These particular stones actually feel as if they sing to me they resonate so clearly with my vibration.
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To learn how you can begin to incorporate meditation in your daily journey please read Meditation Mojo.

   

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Red Coral Messenger

Living by the sea has taught me many lessons. I have learned that storms come bursting upon the scene without warning. The winds cause the ocean to heave and grown as the waves become whipped up in a frenzy. The birds take cover as the clouds grow darker. Much like the tempests that beset man time and again.

The storm ravages the sea bed and hurls it onto the beach. Marine creatures and plant life are ripped from the safety of their everyday lives. It is the natural rhythm...it is the heartbeat of our planet. The coming and the going. The birthing and the dying.

The storm begins to pass and the birds slowly return to forage on the bounty now washed upon the shore. They call to one another as they squabble for the choicest selections. The clouds quietly depart as the sun comes out from her hiding. The day returns not missing a moment or a second as the waves keep time sighing… in and out…in and out. Life goes on.

As we move forward along our journey we can begin to see that much like nature we too are carried along in the storms. We face the onslaught, the battering down and the recovery. A divorce, a loss of income, a death. Our emotions become swept up in all of this and if we are not careful we become ill.

Meditation is not the "end all be all" answer to our problems, but it is a wonderful tool that can help you weather the storms. There are days when your emotions are brimming and you cannot contain them, nor explain them. You are feeling this uncontrollable energy that overwhelms and ravages your sea bed and tosses it up upon the shore. Scattered memories, floating missed opportunities, and bits and pieces of dreams that will seemingly dissolve leaving you feeling empty and powerless.

If you find that you are waking daily to these overwhelming emotions then perhaps it is time to listen to your body as it is calling to you. Let them out yes, but connect with what they are telling you.

If you are able to sit beside a shore then find one. If you would rather do a walking meditation then find a body of water and slip into this energy–feel the natural pace as it connects to your heartbeat. If you cannot do this then find a natural sea sound audio file, put some headphones on and quietly let your mind float along the sounds of the waves. If you are able– look  for elements from the sea such as red coral, shells …anything from the sea that holds the natural energy to use it in meditation. Perhaps you live near a river, a waterfall, or even a park water fountain. Draw close to the energy of water. Soak in a tub, stand in the shower or find a pool and immerse yourself. Connect to water and all of the healing properties it holds.

After you locate your special place with water, begin meditating with purpose. If you are doing a walking meditation then simply do this with your eyes open – the method is still the same.
Begin with a prayer or invocation for protection and blessings and state your intention- "I would like to connect with the energy of water. Please help me to blend my spirit with the healing elements offered to me and allow me to hear the message it contains." Slowly begin breathing and feel the energy of the water. Let all thoughts dissolve away and just become one with the water. Stay in your meditation for 15 minutes. When you are finished say a prayer of appreciation to the water and the universe and close.

As a side-note, I like to use red coral as it has that wonderful property connected to our root chakra and provides an excellent grounding effect that is so necessary when dealing with emotions.

The universe has provided many ways to find inner peace. Meditation is a simple tool that can be used by all ages. You can do this with music, in silence with your eyes open or shut. Some do this alone or in a group. It's not important which method you choose– only that you DO IT.

To learn more about the meditation style I teach, please read The Pitfalls of Meditation



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Toxic Relationship Residue

As we continue to examine the living thoughts we have collected through the years, we can see that the torn and tattered remnants of negative relationships still linger in the shadows. Be these spousal, community or workplace relationships, does not matter. If they were toxic they have left their mark. There are people that will come and go throughout our lives much like chapters in a book. It is important to validate each of them and accept them for who they are and what they meant to you. Some of the characters, in the pages of your life story, may have been unsavory.

I have a few of those characters in my life that I would rather forget. Revisiting these negative experiences holds the energy and brings it to life. Just by opening up these living thoughts we are actively awakening negative energy. This unfavorable energy attracts more of the same. It can bring damaging effects such as: insomnia, headaches, irritability, mood-swings, lack of concentration just to mention a few.

As you look at your life today, examine the current chapter and see if you are keeping the residue of toxic relationships alive. If you have moved on from a disturbing lifetime experience yet still feel yourself hurting, then it is time to LET IT GO! How can you do this? By using your ability to switch off all memories regarding these harmful thought remnants that are holding you back. You are actually being held captive by your own mind. Take responsibility of what thoughts are allowed in and guard your beautiful space. You may try to convince yourself saying, “Oh, but that was years ago, I’m way past all of that.” This is all well and good, however your subconscious still brings it forward every now and again causing you to feel “less” about yourself. You are actually fanning the flames of negativity every time you revisit it.

I have lived with violence experiencing both physical and verbal abuse. It took me years to extract myself from this. Meditation helped me to release the energy that kept this self-loathing very raw. I would pick at the wounds of my heart like a scab keeping it bleeding. This did nothing to help overcome the pain and did everything to bring me poor health. Years ago I had the privilege of working as a volunteer with battered women. I watched the abused victims return to their toxic environments again and again. Many seemed like tethered boats tied securely to the dock unable to sail freely toward open peaceful waters. It was their thoughts that held them there. Thoughts like: “I have no money, my children need both parents living together, it’s not as bad as I think it is.” One of these victims said this looking at me through two black eyes holding a small infant that had suffered a broken arm in an angry burst of violence. She was in denial of the danger she was living in and she was allowing her child to remain in this horrific lifestyle.

Toxic relationships will continue to bring you disharmony until you truly see them for what they are. They are serving you absolutely no good and they are events that are now in the PAST (or for some are bringing them continued harm.)

As you proceed with your meditation, see these thoughts as negative energy being released with every exhale. Blow them away. Let them leave your peaceful, beautiful self and allow them to truly exit now and forever. Poof- gone.

This applies to all relationships in your life. Employment, neighbors, relatives, church, school, clubs, organizations and spousal relationships all can harbor toxic energies. If you have lived through a phase of disharmony regarding thoughts, words or deeds you need to release this energy. See it for what it is and move your thoughts to a more positive environment. Positive attracts positive – move in this direction fully accepting only thoughts for your highest good.

As you continue to release this through meditation, any negative thoughts that have been lurking in the shadows will be brought to your attention. You can now validate them and LET THEM GO. If you are engaged in a toxic relationship it will become clear to you that the path you are treading will need you to make a conscious choice – Do you want to continue with this or is time to move toward inner peace. Only you know what is best for you.

Allowing your inner voice to help you rise above the negative input will help you to make better decisions. Meditation enables you to tune out all thoughts and quiets your emotions. Your choices are made calmly with integrity. Will meditation solve all toxic relationships? Of course not, but it can help lead you down the path of self-love.

Loving yourself attunes your attention to your true value and self-worth. You are a beautiful person who has a right to live in peace. Meditation helps you to discover all the wonderful things about YOU. Your eyes will be open to new opportunities and exciting possibilities. Your heart begins to realize it can love and BE love to the world that so desperately needs this positive healing energy. This love begins with thought. Meditation brings thoughts of self-love that can help you proceed along your journey and navigate away from the residue of toxic relationships.


To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Song Messages Outa the Blue

How often do you tune into the music in your head? I'm not referring to the tunes you sing along with on the radio, although these hold wonderful truths for us. I am talking about the songs brought to you seemingly out of thin air.

Meditation can help raise your vibration and help you "tune into" the music language that is being channeled daily. It might sound outrageous but you are being given wonderful insightful, encouraging, loving messages daily. Like the whale songs that continue to baffle scientists it is a message that many cannot decipher. Perhaps if you continue to strengthen your connection the songs will begin to reveal their intention. They are personal and designed for you alone.

Two of my sisters are facing serious forks in the roads along their journey of life. One is quitting her job as a special education teacher, selling her house and moving from the north eastern part of the US to a warmer climate. Her severely handicapped child needs more of her attention and in spite of the fact that our economy is in a slump she is forging ahead with her plans.  She will be creating a garden and using herbs to work with aroma therapy. She has a masters degree in child psychology and is now ready to focus on something she feels will be more beneficial for HERSELF instead of the public school system.
The other sister lost her husband last spring and just found out that the company she's working for is probably shutting down. She has worked as a pharmacist for many years and functions in a stressful environment and believe it or not is only allowed a 15 minute lunch break that she takes sitting in her car. She faced a crisis of being suddenly alone after 39 years of marriage and now she may be without a job that she has relied upon for years.

Their future plans are both cloudy at the moment. Both of them meditate daily and each have been given some incredible messages through music. I have been getting these messages for some time now and I am learning to de-code them as they have helped me tremendously. The songs will appear during a meditation or shortly after and they will stay stuck in our heads until we give it to the intended person ie., deliver the message - or decipher the lyrics and connect.

Both sisters chatted on the phone last night discussing their possible futures. One of them was given this song in her meditation today:

I've Got a Name
Like the pine trees lining the winding road
I've got a name
I've got a name
Like the singing bird and the croaking toad
I've got a name
I've got a name
And I carry it with me like my daddy did
But I'm living the dream that he kept hid
Moving me down the highway
Rolling me down the highway
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by
Like the North wind whistling down the sky
I've got a song
I've got a song
Like the whip-poor-will and the babies crying
I've got a song
I've got a song
And I carry it with me and I sing it proud
If it gets me nowhere, I'll go there proud
Moving me down the highway
Rolling me down the highway
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by
And I'm gonna go there free
Like the fool I am and I'll always be
I've got a dream
I've got a dream
They can change their minds but they can't change me
I've got a dream
I've got a dream
I know I could share it if you want me to
If your going my way I'll go with you
Moving me down the highway
Rolling me down the highway
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by
Moving me down the highway
Rolling me down the highway
Moving ahead so life won't pass me by

Learn to listen to the personal messages being brought to you. It can begin with meditation.
To learn how please visit Meditation Mojo.

 




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Clueless Spirits Enlighten Us

Are you a seeker? Do you read books, follow podcasts, attend work-shops, join groups, get readings, attend development circles, etc.,? If you do than you are a part of a phenomenon that is sweeping our planet. A massive WAKE UP is happening around the globe. Exploring and uncovering every tid bit of information regarding metaphysics. Constantly searching to better understand our role and how we fit into the makeup and fiber of our universe.

I myself have been exploring and gathering knowledge for many years. Always and inquisitive person, I was constantly raising my hand in class to the groans of my fellow students who wanted the lesson to be over. Questioning and exploring is all well and good but there comes a time when we need to take what we have learned and apply it. This is exactly why I began this blog on how to meditate. Meditation has unlocked information that I was unable to find in books, work-shops or podcasts. This information came from my higher self and was designed especially for me. When you go into meditation your information will be unique and especially for you…this is how it works.

It was through a recent meditation that I was given the following and I wanted to share it with you:

"Point in fact...Over the years many spirits that were once in human form have connected with gifted mediums. They are moving forward on their journeys and love to stop by to lend support and chat, but keep in mind that while on earth many have never heard of or practiced "chakras, auras, cutting cords, meditation, past-life regression, astral traveling, manifestation, astrology, numerology, etc.  It only goes to prove that YOUR JOURNEY IS YOUR JOURNEY.
They are quite happy beings for never knowing the difference. They are moving in a vibration different then our own, but many are fine with never having done any of this seeking while in physical form. If you are someone that wishes to peruse these things then do it… If you choose to sit back and quietly observe then do it! Life is full of choices and we all have FREE WILL as did they. THIS IS THE PARTY--so enjoy life everyday:)"



I hope you continue to hunt and gather, seeking to better yourself for the highest good of the universe. Be sure to stop and soak in all that you have learned and pass it along. Your journey is priceless in the scheme of all that you will ever acquire so ENJOY IT!


To learn how to begin meditation. Please read How to Begin

 







Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You're Born...Where's the Instruction Manual?

Did you ever feel as if you are drifting along on auto pilot? You wake up one morning and realize that your actions have become pretty routine. The decisions you made, choices you fabricated and plans you have carried out and continue to carry out were made in the past. Do they reflect the best for your highest good NOW?

As a parent I remember feeling the frustrations of each step. Dealing with the ups and downs of pregnancy, then the birthing, then the teething, diaper rash…later the school years, bullies, tears of their unhappiness with themselves through puberty, college, and on and on. Where were the instructions? Everyone I knew had advice for me. Publishers make millions on how-to books. But did they really know what was best for MY situation? MY home life?

Today I still find times of frustration. Where are the answers? Could we possibly truly have chosen to come here as spirit to take on this physical journey? WE CHOSE HERE?? NOW…EARTH?? REALLY?? What were we thinking!

If in fact I did choose to come here, then how can I become less frustrated in my quest?  The more I remove myself from TV and negative media the more sensitive I become to plants and animals residing beside me. I watch them. I learned through meditation to communicate with minerals, plants and animals. I feel them. So if I can learn to better tune out and tune in then aren't I making a choice as to how I wish to continue my journey? Hey, if I chose to come her then I'm going to try and make it a smoother ride...shouldn't we all?

Meditation can open you to the possibilities that are held within. Wow, is this the instruction manual that didn't come home from the delivery room with us? Maybe. Maybe by setting time aside each day you will begin to unravel the guidance that has been there all along.

Find your instruction manual with meditation. It may come in bits and pieces and you will have to learn how to read the language of your higher self and guides, but you can do it. The information is very personal and is designed for only you.

To learn how to meditate please read Instruction Manual






Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Channeled Messages Raise Your Vibration

Meditation can connect you with powerful teachers. If you want to develop your spiritual gifts it is an absolute MUST. Yes, there are many wonderful teachers amongst us and if you are not careful you will find yourself going back again and again to sit under their teachings. Meditation will allow you to CONNECT with the lessons designed specifically for you. I am not telling you to stay away from messengers here on earth that want to share some insight regarding your development, after all I myself have been writing this blog as someone with a heart for helping others. But I am only able to find this truth that I write through the commitment to my spirit and it begins with meditation. Meditation raises your vibration allowing you to communicate more freely with your higher-self and guides.

I am in the process of writing a book on Sæ-sii Meditation. Each chapter is channeled and the lessons brought forth have been incredible as my guides work through me.  I am often left speechless when reading the words that come up when I type. When will this book be completed? I believe when they have finished I will be told and I will make copies available through my website calicohorses.com.

Here is an example of how a lesson comes to me. I will be teaching on the heart chakra in my class this coming Monday. I know I am to talk about it but I was not sure where I would begin. I sent this thought out into the universe over the past few days. This is the reply:
 
Sunday, April 7, 2013: Dream/Meditation: I am with a group of people instructing me. They are showing me parents working on projects with children. The children are young adults. As the parents begin to work with their children I am told that people use this as a buffer. They are guarding their hearts and not communicating from the heart. They are just talking in a round about manner. We as a people continue to mask and bury our true feelings. It is time to release them. If we have hurt someone, write a letter or send them your heartfelt apologies. If someone has hurt you, be honest with your feelings and bring them out to the universe and LET THEM GO. Holding all of this bottled up will only bring us dis-ease. I was brought to a place of semi-conscious and I said a prayer of protection and began a meditation. I was told to teach others the message I was given. Use this information in my writing and my meditation classrooms. If we need to communicate with loved ones or people that have crossed over- then we are to write it out in a letter and send it into the universe through a white candle. I gave thanks to the universe- it ends.

By sending your desires into the universe you are communicating with your higher-self and the guides that walk with you daily. You are LOVE as you are part of all that is connected to SOURCE, IS, GOD, CREATOR or whatever you wish to call it. Use your love energy to empower and encourage others. If you are one of those people that have been guarding your heart then find some quiet time to reflect upon this. LET IT GO and open your heart by releasing what you have kept protected. If you cannot say it then write it. If you cannot send this letter, then burn it into a white candle. White is purity and symbolizes your respect to spirit.

For me I have listened to this message and sat quietly reflecting. To all of my loved ones in spirit I have said all I needed to say before their passing. I speak to them very often in my dreams as I have had many encounters. My dream journals are filled with these loving accounts. To my children? Perhaps I hold back on speaking of the physical abuse I received as a young married woman. I feel it brings nothing positive but perhaps it needs to be shared adult to adult in order for me to release this. I have forgiven the abuser and have dealt with all of this years ago. But perhaps it needs to be brought out into the light. Holding it in a corner of my heart to protect my children who have now all become adults may not be best for my highest good...or theirs.

I am so thankful for channeled messages as it brings me such delight when sharing.   Begin finding your OWN truths and make meditation a routine practice in your daily life. The more you commit yourself to this the more you will LOVE YOURSELF. This can only spread to the world around you that is in desperate need of positive energy. This in turn will raise your vibration and your connection will be open to the possibilities of what lies ahead. Your spiritual gifts are waiting for you. Look within to discover them, and when you do USE THEM!

To learn how to begin meditation. Please read How to Begin.

 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spiritual Development Through Meditation

Be careful what you ask of Spirit, you may get an unexpected reply. I say this because I thought I was asking for assistance in developing my spiritual gifts yet what I was given was exactly what I needed physically. Physical health raises vibration…this is where my guides wanted me to begin. A healthy mind, body and spirit will enable you to move along your journey more easily. We all know this, of course, but do we act upon it? Yes, all of this is moving thoughts into action. It takes more than thinking about it we must DO.

If you would like to attune yourself to your higher self and guides for the purpose of discovering your spiritual gifts, then meditation is key. You start by saying your prayer of protection and asking for help from your highest guides and you set your intention. This intention would go something like this, "Please help me during this time of meditation to develop my spiritual gifts." You close your eyes and remain seated in meditation for approximately 30 minutes. It is best to set an appointed time and stick with it. The more you do this the better the connection. If you can only do this once a week, that's great… just start. The more you focus on your development the further along you will be on your journey.

Be sure to journal every experience. If you find yourself rested and peaceful afterward - then date it, write it and continue along your way. In time you will look over your notes and find some remarkable information that may help you in your search for your highest good.

Here are some notes from my journal. Obviously I am being guided to open my third chakra as I am experiencing some difficulties with digestion.

Friday, March 15, 2013: Meditation: I am given a message: Your body is a ball of energy and you have a duty of care to monitor how you are treating it.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 Meditation: I see myself flying over what looks like water, maybe a canal, maybe bogs- I am unsure and just float with it then a bright red box appears on my screen with white block letters SUGAR CANE then I am told to remember to learn the metabolic rate of foods eaten- it ends.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013: Meditation: I was given an image of a silhouette of a human with a glow of bright yellow tinged with green- and then a male voice said "When I look upon your auric field, this is what I see...USE IT!" 


 By looking back over the journal I can see how clearly I am being guided to focus my attention on the foods I am eating. I bought a stalk of raw sugar cane and I am using it grated into my foods. (You can find these at health food markets-who knew?) I have looked at my protein sources, and being a vegetarian, I tend to rely on soy based foods. Now I am switching to high metabolic foods such as almonds, yogurt, beans and berries to name a few.

By listening to the messages given and FOLLOWING the guidance we can develop our gifts. In this case I need to do this in order to raise my vibration. Metabolism needs to be raised in order to be my "highest good" for myself and the universe. This in itself is spiritual development because my body is not functioning properly. As I am working on raising my metabolic rate, this will help with my digestion thus making my channel stronger.

Begin to listen to the guidance easily and readily available to ALL.  Use meditation to become the very best you can. 
To learn how you can meditate please read my book Sæ-sii Meditation: How to Find Your Bliss in 15 Minutes a Day