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As I Began to Love Myself


This is a reblog from a reblog of a reblog from Summer of last year posted by Galactic Free Press, shared by Laura, and reshared by me. :) I guess that means it just might be kind of important.

I can’t tell you how many clients I’m working with, friends, and people I hear from that are all currently working on this theme right now.

So, I felt called to post it again.

I’d like to add a couple of “Heart Thoughts” from Louise L. Hay in addition.

While I know these are some challenging things to embrace for ourselves…they truly are key. I can’t tell you how instrumental your own love for yourself is.

And while I don’t believe solely in reprogramming through affirmations, reading and reciting these words to ourselves with honest reflection and vulnerability, can help to uncover the energetic, emotional, mental, and physical blocks to them so that we can start to shift back into our most natural selves, one layer at a time. This takes some work and courage, but with dedicated commitment to yourself and to living the life you desire, you CAN get there.

So pay attention to the resistance, tightness, pains, thoughts, feelings, etc. when you read and tell yourself these things. What messages do those pains and areas have to share with you? What does your inner child desire from you to support and nurture? What has she/he longed to hear or receive from you?

What you desire from another, or life itself, is the very thing you hold the key to gifting to yourself right now.

Here’s Louise:

“Be gentle, kind and comforting with your inner child as you uncover and release the old, negative messages within you. Say: All my changes are comfortable, easy and fun.

I love myself totally in the now. Love is the biggest eraser there is. Love erases even the deepest imprinting because love goes deeper than anything. If your childhood imprinting was very strong, and you keep saying, ‘It’s all their fault. I can’t change,’ you stay stuck. Do a lot of mirror work. Love yourself in the mirror from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Dressed and naked. Look into your eyes and love you and your child within.”

“Each one of us is always working with the three-year old child within us. Most of us, unfortunately, spend our time yelling at that child, and then wondering why our lives don’t work.

I embrace my inner child with love. 

Take care of your inner child. It is the child who is frightened. It is the child who is hurting. It is the child who does not know what to do. Be there for your child. Embrace it and love it and do what you can to take care of its needs. Be sure to let your child know that no matter what happens, you will always be there for it. You will never turn away or run away. You will always love this child.”

“At least three times a day, stand with your arms open wide and say: I am willing to let the love in. It is safe to let the love in.

I am worth loving.

You don’t have to earn love any more than you have to earn the right to breathe. You have a right to breathe because you exist. You have a right to be loved because you exist. That is all you need to know. You are worthy of your own love. Don’t allow your parents or society’s negative opinions or popular prejudices make you think that you are not good enough. The reality of your being is that you are lovable. Accept this and know this. When you really do, you will find that people treat you as a lovable person.”

And here is last year’s reblog:

via Galactic Free Press

[UPDATE from commenter Sharon: Charlie Chaplin didn’t write this. It is someone else’s work that he read. I tried searching for the proper author but the internet is failing me today. He was clear that he didn’t write it though, just recited it. Haven’t found a good link but did discover the piece is a work of Kim and Alison McMillen.]

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“As I Began to Love Myself”

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering
are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody
As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time
was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this
person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life,
and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.
Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance,
I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens
at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm.
Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time,
and I stopped designing huge projects for the future.
Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do
and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in
my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for
my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew
me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude
a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since
I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worry
about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where EVERYTHING
is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me
and it can make me sick. But As I connected it to my heart, my
mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this
connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems
with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing
new worlds are born.Today I know THAT IS “LIFE”!

-Charlie Chaplin

You Are On The Verge Of Exciting Change


“Turning points announce themselves through a variety of vague symptoms: deep restlessness, a yearning with no name, inexplicable boredom, the feeling of being stuck.” ~Gloria Karpinski

Breath is a Dance


Every thought you are thinking is creating your future.

Every breath you are taking is affirming your feelings.

Stay present to the breath of your heart.

When you are feeling really good, pay attention to how you are breathing.

When you are feeling frustration, anger, sadness, disappointment, confusion….pay attention to how you are breathing.

You are the power in your world to change how you feel by changing your way of receiving life with more conscious breathing and choices.

Matching and balancing your breath to your physical, emotional, and mental state becomes a dance that can either flow in graceful rhythm, or step all over itself in discord.

If you want to shift the rhythm of your dance, stay present with how you breathe in life.

If you want to be more compassionately empathic in your relationships with others and all of life, learn to match your breath to All That Is and you will understand on a deeper level.

Conversely, if you’d like to create collective shifts by embodying a certain vibrational experience, pay attention to regulating your breath in rhythm with your essence, so that others may know the experience of their own when breathing with you.

Breathing together balances and harmonizes.

You can choose to meet others in their breath, or receive their meeting with yours.

The Next Level of Bunny Communication – Binary Codes and More!


joy and cosmo

This is what happens every time I do my phone sessions with clients now. The team comes together and supports the process. I snapped this photo while I was waiting for my client to call and they remained together, sitting in front of me like this throughout, sharing their energy and guidance. Not only do they like and want to be in on the action, but I invite them in on everything I do, as the energy of us all together is greater than alone. I just adore and honor these powerful souls.

I had an interesting dream last night where Joy and Cosmo shared with me that they represented binary code. Joy is “0” and Cosmo is “1”.

Apparently they said this is another way they can communicate with me in codes I can translate.

I found this especially interesting since Laura and I had an extremely wild experience once on our weekends on the coast of Northern California over Halloween where binary codes were coming through the oven in the kitchen and my tortoise Gaia, who was with us along with our friend’s cat, Lily, was also chiming in with this and ET coding in combination.

I’m curious to see how this is going to play out, as I feel Joy and Cosmo are gearing up for what we’ll be channeling together in my three months off.

It’s also curious that I’ve been calling Cosmo, baby “G”.

I used to call Gaia “big G” and “G”.

I don’t know where all of the nicknames come from that I call my little ones….they just come and they have many different ones that evolve.

This latest one for Cosmo has just recently come through.

I’ve been feeling Gaia around a lot so perhaps he is channeling Gaia, just like Joy channels Nestor.

WAY COOL!!!

He does actually do a similar head nodding action that Gaia used to do, in quick telepathic rhythm.

I so love it. I always invite all four of them in to assist everything I do.

My little ones always communicate with me in dream time where we share telepathic communication and it has been very literal in what they tell me and show me that then shows up in wake time.

Needless to say, this dream adds another cool element to our connection and communication.

Looking forward to where it leads.

I also this morning tried a “Float Room” for the first time and was in the cosmic abyss for an hour and a half visited by Nestor and others,  as well as received the name of something key for what I’m creating just as the session ended before the music came on to let me know the 90 minutes was done.

I ended up getting a package of three to return and receive anything more they want to share.

Always something new showing up when we’re ready to step into more.

Binary codes and floating it is!

Listening to the Music in the Sunrise


Each morning when I rise, I immediately tend to the bunnies and clean up, taking the trash outside. And when I do, I spend some quiet, still moments watching the sunrise and looking at how my plants are doing that I’ve been growing from seed out front – sunflowers, moonflowers, malabar spinach, and wild flowers.

With the tropical weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks I felt like I was somewhere else than I am, especially so when I saw all of these little ones gathered in the stillness of the morning on the milkweed flowers.

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I was doing some research about them and found there to be different thoughts as to what to do or not about the presence of milkweed bugs. Since they do little damage and are only around for a short period of time (mid to late summer), living with them seems to be the most caring thing to do, realizing the natural life cycles of things and the bigger picture not for me to control. They’re considered more of a nuisance to some than a threat to the milkweed plants.

Since our milkweed plants have consistently been doing great, I see no harm in their presence. They are important in regulating populations of milkweed plants in the ecosystem and since they can tolerate the toxic compounds of the milkweed plant they have few predators. So unless you’re trying to raise a bunch of milkweed plants they don’t have a large, negative impact.

Their resiliency and ability to transmute toxic things into sustenance seems pretty potent symbolism to me.

sunriseRegardless of how others may see the milkweed bugs, I found myself sitting in stillness with them, listening to the music in the sunrise this morning.

Perhaps they were sharing their secrets of thriving, rather than merely surviving (a theme of late) and transmutation with someone who actually wanted to listen.

Last Opportunity Reminders Through August 31st


Quick reminders for this Summer, as I wind things down for my 3 month sabbatical beginning September 1st:

  • Today, Friday 7/24, is the last day to let me know if you’d like to either register (if a new student) or attend as free review (if a return student) for this coming Tuesday, July 28th’s Reiki Level 3 Master Teacher Workshop from 9 am – 6pm.

*** If there is a review student who’d like to join for even just the 2nd half of the day, message me, as I will provide a gift in exchange for your presence and contribution. ***

  • I have only 2 spots remaining in Sunday, August 16th’s Reiki 1 & 2 Accelerated Workshop 9 am – 6pm for either new or review students.

*** Message me if you’d like more information or assistance with registering. ***

  • Sacred tattoo designs are fully booked through August 31st, but you can schedule in one for when I return and get on the waiting list, while locking in the current rate.

I already have a waiting list started for December, which is almost half full so don’t wait until the day I return to schedule one, if in fact you’re wanting one done by end of the year or a specific time frame, as people are already booking my time.

You’ll still be able to book your space on the waiting list while I’m off for 3 months (September 1st – November 30th) by placing your deposit at the link provided below. This will lock in the current rate, as there is likely going to be a rate change when I return.

Book your space on the waiting list here: Life Changing Tattoos

  • I did end up having room to accommodate one more client joining me on an Intuitive Energy Guidance 5-week intensive. If you’d like to start this right away, it needs to be scheduled and started next week in order to complete the sessions before I head off September 1st. Otherwise we can look into scheduling you in when I return.

Sessions are done by phone providing spiritual coaching that moves energy to help heal your body and mind and achieve your goals. Each one-hour session has multiple purposes: providing practical tools to help you achieve your goals, exploring your hidden truths and shadows, and providing energetic support that will help you remove blocks and fears, move energy, move you forward, help you manifest, and foster deep healing.

To learn more about these empowering phone sessions working one-on-one with me and to schedule your intensive, please visit: Intuitive Energy Guidance

Authentic Self-Acceptance: Recognizing the Great Deception of Spiritual Enlightenment


Often, when we become more spiritually enlightened, we can easily convince ourselves that we know it all already.

We become very adept at using all of the spiritual terms and concepts we’ve learned, to talk our way through things on the surface and yet haven’t a clue how to actually integrate and embody that, let alone understand that we aren’t really seeing the depth of the picture – we’re merely spewing out the “right” words we think we should use.

Ironically, we can actually become closed off to widening our perspectives even more because we think we have all the answers, or we feel the need to pretend we do so that others will see us in a certain light.

It becomes much easier to deceive ourselves or play subconscious, self-sabotaging games than to accept that we may actually have more available to us to learn, which can help us to continue to heal and evolve.

This is a great reminder from Shakti Gawain (below) about authentically embracing who you are right now with vulnerable integrity.

I share it, as I see it as one of the themes in the collective pool to be conscious of so that we can widen and deepen our potentials, while also continuing to raise the bar on our vibrational frequency we are embodying.

From Shakti Gawain:

What I am right now

If we pretend to be more enlightened than we really are, we will miss an opportunity to heal ourselves. Admitting our limitations can make us feel vulnerable, yet it is very freeing.

We just have to be ourselves as we are now, accepting the mixture of enlightened awareness and human limitation that is in each of us. Through this self-acceptance, we find a deep peace and self-love.

* Today I accept myself as I am. *

Recognizing Potential & Surrendering to Natural Flow ~ Hope Blossoms Out of Trust


So, I found it incredibly interesting, as well as profoundly symbolic, that I wrote an entire post and lost it all this morning.

I was really excited about it and was just about to publish when I “inadvertently” hit some keys that shut everything down before having saved it.

It expounded upon nurturing hope, trust, love, extra conscious presence, belief, inspiration, and motivation, as I used the example of how I care for my animal companions and plants, as a reflection of the consistent way I care for the seeds of creation I am nurturing and cultivating in all other areas of my life.

(More on what’s evolving, as a result of that, to come!)

The same ways in which I trust my instinctual nudges and don’t give up on any of them simply because they are in need of extra tender attention for the time being, is a reminder to how all things in life can be approached to create amazing possibilities and to be in alignment with the underlying energies at hand.

Sometimes that translates into tending to the little, yet important things a bit more consciously, or being able to see the light at the end of the tunnel with unwavering trust and love.

And sometimes that translates into surrendering into peaceful embrace of what is naturally unfolding, realizing the perfection of the bigger picture at hand that is at work for the highest good of all concerned.

And when doing so, we receive beautiful gifts and surprises that birth forth with renewable thriving.

This may not always be the case, as some things simply are showing us the impermanence of life, the continuity of life cycles, the natural evolution, constant change, and the need for loving release and surrender into the flow of unfolding that is presented to us.

pink gerbera daisy

My Gerbera Daisy plant hadn’t looked exceptionally well, but I hung in there with it and kept giving it love. I’m happy to say it not only pulled through but presented this lovely pink bloom surprise! Yay!

So, while I could likely have pushed my brain cells to try and retrieve what I wrote somewhere in my memory, instead I let go of the need to do so, and embraced the natural evolution and instant reminder of death and birth, endings and beginnings….that all simultaneously take place and provide a new spark of invigorating creative energy potential.

I decided not to allow frustration to take over and that whatever REALLY wanted to come through, would.

Much like what is unfolding in very big ways, very literally in my life…not just with my plants.

There are reasons things unfold as they do.

Sometimes they call for us to take heed more and tend to loving nurturing that we need to be more present to, and which can make the difference in what we want to create, when we do so.

And sometimes we need to understand the message that there are times for us to move on and the culmination of closure is at hand.

Many times both of those come hand in hand.

All of which is not a loss, but simply a gentle embrace of potential adventure into the brilliance of your next choosing.

Something new is always available to us.

It may not be the same…and in fact it shouldn’t be.

It will feel different.

It temporarily may feel uncomfortable.

You might go through a short grieving period, as you let go with gratitude.

It might bring to light your fears and feel scary at first.

It will take an adjustment period while you integrate.

But it WILL present you opportunity in every way.

Opportunity for greater potential.

Opportunity for something more than you thought possible.

Opportunity to be more naturally you because you are in the flow of life, rather than using your energy to go against the current.

Thriving, rather than surviving.

“Where flowers bloom so does hope.” ~Lady Bird Johnson

Incredible Humpback Whale Sighting ~ Alaska is Calling Again


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Photo taken by my dad in Alaska

Reminiscing about Alaska, as my parents just recently returned from 16 days spent there, returning the same day home that I did from British Columbia.

They had a spectacular time spending one week cruising and the rest of the time on land exploring the great wonders and gifts of Alaska’s outdoors.

I got to hear about their adventures, as they were having them and we shared about things we both experienced, as I was just there last August – one of my most cherished and favorite trips ever.

One of the spectacular things my parents were gifted to experience was an extremely rare sighting of 15 Humpback Whales doing what is called a “bubble net lunge feed” (as seen in the photo above that my dad took) where the Whales go under the water and blow bubbles in a circular motion to confuse and surround the fish. This causes them to congregate and forces them towards the surface near the center of this circle.

There is then an explosion of air, as the Whales surface all together at once, in the center of the bubble circle with their mouths open wide to catch their meal. They literally lunge through the congregating fish with gaping mouth, which causes an explosion at the surface of both food and water, as well as different calls from the Whales.

Groups of Humpback Whales feeding together will create an array of calls ranging from short grunts to long, hollow ones.

The Seagulls sense right away it’s happening and congregate above to catch, or steal, any left overs that they can.

What an incredible sighting and experience they had, which my dad caught one photo of. The guide shared that this is so rare to have the opportunity to see, but my parents kept experiencing many of these “rare” sightings, which I was really grateful they had the chance to see and receive.

Synchronously, my dear friend Hillary posted a short video of a man who saw this same sighting the day my parents did, right before I headed to British Columbia. In the video, which was shared by the local news in Alaska, the man was going crazy with ecstatic surprise at seeing the 15 Humpback Whales coming up all at once, surrounded by the Seagulls. It was fun to catch it live, after having just heard about the experience from my parents.

I’m so grateful my parents had the opportunity to immerse in Alaska’s nature. They’ve been so accustomed to trips exploring culture, architecture, art, and history, that this was a really refreshing and grounding journey for them.

They got the chance to see and experience every imaginable creature there was to see while on their journey including Orcas, Dolphins, Whales, Sea Lions, tons of Bald Eagles in the rainforest and other Birds , Bears and Bear cubs, Mountain Goats, Moose…you name it!

Made me excited to return there again soon. I can’t wait!

Alaska continues to call to my heart.

Magdalene’s Feast Day – The Inner Way of Mary Magdalene (redux)


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Wonderful post by Jamie…and reblog by Laura… on Mary Magdalene and her significance.

Originally posted on Sophia's Children:

Mary Magdalene, by Leonardo DaVinci. Public domain image. Mary Magdalene, by Leonardo DaVinci. Public domain image.

July 22 is the historical feast day of St. Mary of Magdala, so it’s very fitting to share this updated post from the early days of Sophia’s Children.

Not that we need confine such celebrations and honorings to one day. After all, Wisdom is timeless, yes?

Who was Mary Magdalene, really?

And why is this question important at all given that we’re talking about a woman who lived 2,000 years ago, and about whom we have only slender references?

For quite a few years now, Mary Magdalene has been re-emerging strongly (along with Lilith and other feisty Divine Feminine exiles), and that’s usually a clue to pay attention to what’s arising since Life restores bits of Wisdom when the timing is vital to Life.

Such questions seem to arise in force when the answer is important to the times, it seems.

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