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Monday, November 30, 2015

Be the Change, Mahatma Gandhi and Pockets of Peace, Part 3

Mr Gandhi said "Be the change that you want to see in the world".  He said that we do not have control over things outside of us only ourselves. If we want to see an amazing world than act amazing.
 John F Kennedy said "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Maurice Sendak  said "That there must be more to life than having everything".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Internal Pockets of Peace, Part 2 and Happy ThanksGiving

Unconscious Messenger
We all have the crazy parts of our families and relationships mirrored inside each of us.  Since we are not" Hallmark" families, we all have a variation of an annoying  cousin, a kindhearted sister, a mean spirited father, a kind mother in law and an alcoholic uncle. It is  possible that the reason you feel crazy some days is that you are holding everyone and everything inside you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pockets of Peace

Frog Peace
Everyone is talking about what we can do to help with all of the disasters and serious challenging situations happening in the world. Some of us may feel like we are helping by watching CNN obsessively so that we know exactly what is happening moment by moment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dissociative Identity Disorder, a forerunner of healthy functioning?

Heron Strong
I just finished reading this well written piece Titled  Not so Bad:On Consent-Non-Consent-Trauma by Christina Tesoro.  Ms Tesoro talks about things is an even handed way that are hard to talk about.
The part that I want to talk about is allowing ourselves to have a variety of feelings about any one topic. We are brought up to be either black or white, a Republican or Democratic, male or female , a professional or non professional, etc. These tags or labels are so narrow that we can forget that we may be many things at once.

Monday, October 12, 2015

What is your spiritual practice?

Turtle self love
I have thought about this question so much over the past several years. I never knew what to say when anyone asked me this question. This seemed so silly  to me since I think about my spirituality a great deal. I just never knew what my answer would be. In my head, I might say I  practice meditation, yoga  or walking  a lot in nature.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Turtles are Looking At You.... What will you do?

Turtle Love
There is so much happening right now inside and outside of who we are. Previously,  we thought we could tell how we were different from everyone else....... This ability seems to be clearing and a greater ability seems to be coming in. We are now aware of how connected we are to everyone else and there is no longer a separation. So if we hear someone else's good news we feel it and the opposite is also true.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

What I know and perhaps don't know about Facebook

knowing facebook
There is so drama right now. Sometimes, I feel that it is better not to say anything  In fact, we may  hesitate to say what we really feel in case it causes still more drama. And then there is Facebook......

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

All things Past Life Regression

So many people are intrigued about the process.of remembering Past Lives.   I  feel that if you have some curiosity, then it is time to explore these memories. These are some things that might be of help as you take this journey.

1. Find someone that you trust to help you to do this work. It is important to do this sacred work with a trusted and talented soul. Take the same care that you would do with a medical practitioner.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Grief is Contagious- Are you getting sick from it?

Have you ever wondered if your body pain is really someone else's?
Have you noticed that after you have listened to an unhappy  spouse, child or friend that you have pain in your body?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Not asking enough questions?

Heron Watch
I wonder how many of our thoughts inhibit us from asking and getting what we want. I think that we are so sure that things aren't  possible that we don't even ask for them.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Are you at a loss for words sometimes?

This is what I feel like today . I have no words to describe it.
Turtle Stargazer

Thursday, June 25, 2015

What Are You Noticing?

I am noticing  that whether or not we believe that we can make a difference on the planet, everyone is trying to to make a difference. Some folks do it by complaining a lot, others do it by trying to heal everyone else and still others do it using denial. Perhaps the common denominator is that we more often see our mirror reflection in the outer world and we are just beginning to see the reflection in ourselves.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Turtle Message

turtle medicine
Keep your grounding. Stay neutral no matter what is happening around you. There is so much change and shifting on the planet right now that it is important to be neutral to all of it.

If you react with judgement than you feel the judgement coming back at you. If you react with neutrality than all you feel is neutral. Which do you think feels better?
The turtle represents the connection to the earth. If you are feeling out of sorts, it is helpful to reconnect by remembering your gratitude for nature and the beauty that surrounds all of us all of the time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Come Out Where Ever You Are !

Dog View
Are you hiding who you are?
Do you tell the truth about your feeling?
Do you cry when there is something tragic going on?
Do you move freely during the day?
Do you have dreams for yourself no matter what your age?
Do you feel connected to the yearnings that your kids have within them?
Do you express joy everyday?
Do you remember what it was like to be a kid and what you wanted to be when you grew up?

Monday, May 25, 2015

Tomorrowland, A keeper Or Not?

horse sense
I went to see the new Disney Movie, Tomorrowland and I  really liked it. It was not the best acted nor the best story line etc but it did make a significant observation. Hugh Laurie,  who plays Governor Nicks in the movie, states that  "In every moment there is a possibility of a better future". In other words, we can change our future if we take the time to notice these possibilities. Why don't we do that? Why do we get stuck in the never ending loop of negativity. These are some of the questions that the movie tries to answer.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Sweet Spot and The Chaos

wasp bite
Perhaps, it is time to stop talking about all of the chaos  around us and begin to stop our own contributions of craziness. So many folks come in to sessions and continue to blame their partners, parents, friends, siblings etc for the upset in their lives. Often, it takes until the end of the session to allow the topic of our own contribution to all of this.  We do not want to feel or see that we have any responsibility for any of it.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Grace and Frankie, New Netflix Series is Ridiculous and Funny

animals speak but do humans listen
I watched the first four episodes of the new Netflix series called Frankie and Grace. It stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. I was so excited to find a series that seemed thoughtful, age appropriate and interesting. It was interesting if a bit overplayed with the jokes about hearing and  invisibility. The issue of sexual orientation is now being portrayed on screen in a more sensitive manner than ever before.
However, Lily Tomlin's character just looked ridiculous.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WWFS- LIsten With Your Heart

Faerie Music
Stop expecting things. Notice what comes in. Listen with your heart.
Fairies love to have fun. I  believe that fairies are the Keepers of the Earth. One of the things that they suggest we do as spring awakens all around us is to listen with our heart to the flowers as they open up and bloom.
Listening with our heart suspends time and brings us into the rhythm of nature and all that we are.

Friday, April 10, 2015

What Would The Fairies Say or WWFS

Faery Magic
Are you doing everything that you can do and still feeling like nothing has changed?

STOP all that you are doing. If your life is filled with detoxes, affirmations,  and self help books and you are still exhausted then you are doing too much.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The New Earth

New Earth Talks
There is a fabulous PBS series called  Earth- A New Wild. Dr. Sanjayan, a conservation scientist, explores 29 countries and describes how we are already healing our planet. He adds humans into the equation and  shows the ways we have begun working cooperatively with nature.   Yes we have been the problem and yes we can be the solution. The earth is sustainable and "resourceable" if we give it a chance.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Next Step- Creating New Stories

 New Frog Cup
This is a follow up to the the most recent post. How do we create new stories that are true stories? We are good at creating false stories that we would like to be true but it is challenging to create an authentic new story.

Monday, March 16, 2015

New Stories or the Same Old Stuff

Red/Blue Bird of Happiness
I wonder if we have  a permanent set of dark colored glasses on when we view our lives. We often lead with the negative things that we know about ourselves instead of the happier and more upbeat events. For example, I am an alcoholic, I am a cancer survivor,  or I am an abuse survivor. These are very important but they don't resonate with joy.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

What do we do when everything falls apart?

We are moving into new ways of living. We cannot even pretend any more that things are working. Everywhere, we look we see change.  So if things need to change and the changes have not come in yet, what do we do in the meantime. We sit with ourselves and ask what is the next small step?
The next small step might be to take a nap. It might be to eat chocolate instead of broccoli.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Living in a new World

expanded awareness
It is certainly challenging to speak about things that have no words . It is challenging to feel things that we have not been given permission to talk about.  We have all experienced  so many miracles. We understand them by saying that it was simply luck or hard work. Perhaps it is so much more than that.........

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Mean Girls?

frog thinking
There has been a lot  of coverage in the news media about mean girls. I am a very disturbed by that. I wonder if it is fair to blame the issue of meanness on just girls. .....I see a great deal of meanness all over the planet right now. I see women and girls being brutally assaulted. I also see men and boys being brutalized. So what is going on.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Walking on Land- Charlie after FHO surgery

Charlie Healing
We have a  handsome 19 month old golden retriever named Charlie.  He is an awesome dog. He recently had surgery for hip dysplasia . He was very young to display these symptoms and we are grateful to his trainer, Kristian Hammermueller Trainer ,  who identified his inability to jump into the car as hip dysplasia.  We were so reluctant to go through with the surgery for so many reasons. We did it on February 12th and he is healing really well.
There were a few things that were extremely helpful to us for both pre and post surgery that might be of use and interest to others.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Walking Under Water

cow vision

This three minute film Ocean Gravity. is astounding. Perhaps, we all have an opportunity to wake up to our freedom and it is  simply waiting for us :>)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Stop, Wakeup and Love Yourself Again

Self love
Are there times that you would simply like to run away?
Would you prefer to stay under the covers rather than wake up in the morning?
Are you more excited about your dreams than what is actually happening in your life?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Layering to Happiness

I have been thinking quite a bit about the caretaker v. nurturer post.
frog business
It stirs up a lot of questions for me. How do I determine when enough is enough or I like taking care of others or I like things the way they are. Or I don't know....

One of the easiest three word statements to make is "I don't know".  Perhaps, it is a cop out that protects us from looking for our personal truth or we  simply don't want to take the time.  Or perhaps it means I don't know if I want to tell you.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Caretakers v. Nurturers

Fairy Mouse
The biggest thing that I have learned on my spiritual retreat is the difference between being a caretaker and a nurturer. Like most women, I have been encouraged to take care of everyone around me. I remember doing this even as a young child. If I knew that something would make my family and friends feel better, I would generally do it for them without being asked. However, both men and women, have assumed the caretaker role for ages. We may do it in different ways.......

A caretaker  takes care of others.
A Nurturer takes care of oneself.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Tomorrow Can Have Nothing to do with Yesterday

Bird Dreams
What if we can reconfigure our lives without having to rely on the constraints of yesterday?What if everything that we believed to be true is no longer true. Having lived through  so many changes since the 1950's, I can definitely tell you that yesterday does not have to define tomorrow.......

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Watch out for Dull People

butterfly flowers
This is a followup to my recent blog about the coughy, coldy, achy thing that I did not want to name. With the help of talented healers, I was able to get through my serious cough without any antibiotics.  I know how physically and emotionally traumatic the current heavy duty antibiotics can be and I wanted to heal myself. I  have  had some very serious side affects from them in the past. This time, I was able to heal myself.........

Monday, January 12, 2015

10 Important Things That I have Found Out While Being On a Spiritual Retreat

I am 12 days into my spiritual retreat and I have found out that:
1. I am more creative when I don't have to schedule in time for being creative.
2. I am enjoying being spontaneous and not having to do things on schedule.
3.  I am willing to be more open emotionally when my schedule lets me be more open with my time.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Every Little Thing

Turtle Things
I have been having a hard time healing from a cough/cold/achey event that I came down with about one week ago. I know that this could  be the flu or it could be a cough/cold/ achey thing. The latter has much less symbolic meaning to it than the former description. Sometimes, when we don't label something, it is easier to heal.  When  we establish new neural pathways than we can create easier shifts in our well being.