Eagle Wisdom 


"Not my circus, not my monkeys" - Old Polish Proverb as quoted on Facebook.

I'm back!  Had a great time in Vancouver BC and received a 50 hour certification in Yin Yoga from Bernie Clark author of the Complete Guide to Yin Yoga.

Vancouver is a welcoming, clean, green town.  I stayed and studied on Granville Island attached to the mainland of Vancouver city.  An island within a big city.  The studio is on a pier that looked out over the bay.  One morning during our Yin class, I was looking out the window and saw a bald eagle soaring over the water.  Effortlessly he flew with only an occasional flap of wings.  He was present in the moment and focused on his flight and probably looking for breakfast in the water below.  Relaxed in knowing he was in the flow.

In total contradiction to the eagles demeanor, three pigeons flapped behind trying to catch up with the eagle.  Maybe they were trying in vain to chase him away.  They flapped and fluttered and changed formations but they could never catch up with him.  He always stayed just out of their reach, without any effort I might add.  The eagle didn't seem to even notice the pigeons at all.  The pigeons were totally fixated on getting the eagle out of their territory.  They struggled in vain against the natural occurrence of things.  The eagle was serene and peaceful, oblivious to the distractions around him.  Focused mind, just like meditation. 

This scene was the perfect metaphor for the lesson I was about to learn.  Bernie Clark is an incredible educator, excellent at conveying information in an easily accessible manner.  I learned so very much especially about bone growth, anatomy and physiology and the principles of Yin yoga.  He also touched upon healing techniques of the East and West.  I got a great education in all.  The man actually IS a rocket scientist formerly employed by NASA!  I kid you not!

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Promise of Love 


~~  SOMETIMES WE NEED TO LEARN TO LET GO OF THE NASTY, ENVIOUS OR TOXIC PEOPLE IN OUR LIVES.  SOMETIMES THE LESSON WE NEED TO LEARN IN A GIVEN SITUATION IS NOT TO TAKE ON ANOTHER PERSON'S PROCESS, UNDERSTANDING FULL WELL THAT IF AND WEN WE DO, WE ARE JUST DELAYING OUR OWN DESTINY AND ALL OF THE POSITIVE ENERGY THAT WE HAVE TO SHARE WITH THE WORLD.  - KAREN BERG  ~~

This is often my own procrastination.  It's just so darn easy to focus on someone else's  stuff.  The answers for another are always so clear.  Yet for myself, I could spin around forever before dealing or deciding.   I focus on others to avoid dealing with my own issues and situations in the present moment.  From my own upbringing, I have a strong need to correct and control the injustices I see in the world around me.  I wallow in a great sense of righteousness, perceiving that I have been so wronged by the world.  Being an intuitive and seeing clearly a way to assist others also adds to my shortcoming.  A gift always comes with a challenge.  I have worked very hard at only offering advice when I am asked and only stepping in when a hand is outstretched.  Some days standing back almost kills me.  But I have learned everybody has to grow in their own way.  Everyone has their own lessons to learn in their own way and time.  It's so not up to me.

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O’ Captain, My Captain! 


~~~ "GOD DOES NOT PLAY DICE WITH THE UNIVERSE."    - Albert Einstein

There is a Divine Order in all things.  An incredible flow of power, wisdom and love carries us to our highest good.  Not one sparrow falls without God's knowledge.  Every blade of grass has it's angel whispering "Grow, grow."  Ego is the part of us that resists this truth.  We can let ego limit us or reach inside and live a soul powered life.

I believe the day you enter this world and the day you leave are part of that Divine Order.  Untimely deaths don't fit the plan.  The people left behind after a tragic death grieve, but the soul itself rejoices in the total conscious reunion with Divine Love.  Pain and suffering, even the memory of pain are non existent.  The circumstances of death vary but when it's your day, it's your day. 

Robin Williams suffers no more.  He offers us the tremendous healing gift of grief.  Grief is the steam valve on the boilers of our humanness that prevents us from exploding.  Yet, so often we refuse to grieve, maybe thinking it's a sign of weakness, maybe thinking if we do we'll really "loose" our loved one.  Grief is woven through each day.  All our sorrows, loss of loved ones and pets, broken hearts, betrayals, ending of relationships, jobs, friendships, all create grief in our lives.  I find that people will morn a celebrity with great expression but often suppress the grief of a dearest loved one.  We can clear much by grieving Robin Williams.

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Memory of Trees 


    ~~  I AM LIGHT AND LOVE TO BE SHARED!  MY SACRED HEART, THE HOLY GRAIL, RECEPTACLE OF DIVINE LOVE, DRINK DEEP!  --  Sandy Seyler  ~~

Mercury is in retrograde until July 1st!  It's sort of like a storm stalled over your heart.  I hear your cries, my friends.  Many of you have shared your grief since the retrograde began and I would like to shed some light on the subject.  The retrograde occurs approx 3 times each year.  It lasts 3 to 4 weeks.  It is a time of introspection.  It's time for internal house cleaning of emotions, habits and beliefs that no longer serve you or hinder you from evolving into your joy.  Many of you are experiencing great grief.  STOP! and feel!  There is no moving forward until you do.  Our hearts are being broken open to let the poison out and the light that is buried beneath shine forth.  You are coming alive again.  You are learning to feel again.  This is living.  Emotions are energy in motion.  Simply acknowledging them and breathing it through is usually enough.  At this time of retrograde we can clear and heal ourselves and dream and create but to physically start a project will be spinning your wheels.  Tie up loose ends, finish what you started even if it was years ago.  Physical cleaning also helps.  Throw out the trash, recycle.  If we refuse to stop or slow down and look within, things will start breaking on a physical level.  Mechanical or electrical things, money shortages occur.  So stopping is best and easiest.

GRIEF IS THE MIGHTY RIVER THAT CARRIES YOU TO THE NEW SHORE OF WELLNESS AND PEACE

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Winds of Change 


 ~~~ REMEMBER WHO WE ARE

     As the earth moves beneath our feet and new mountains emerge from the depths of the sea, all that was hidden must now be revealed.  With nothing left to cling to and and no one to blame, we ourselves, immersed in the ocean within, diving below the surface again and again while it all rises up to meet us.  And so we learn to breathe into the turbulent waters of our emotions to find the inner anchor that holds still as the winds of change and uncertainty blow through our minds, our homes, our world.  Nowhere left to run,    right here,    right now,    open,     ready,    
it is time to return to wholeness to remember who we are.  ~~  Melissa Myers

The winds of change are blowing.  A big shift started with the full blood moon eclipse at passover and continued with the cardinal cross, where 4 planets lined up in the sky to form a cross.  The last time 2 planets lined up, the Vietnam war ended and the 60"s revolution began.  Now 4 have aligned.  I talked about riding this change in my last newsletter.  The changes were topped off by a solar eclipse on Monday, April 28th.  I felt these two poems spoke best about the changes and the advice I would give.  Remember anything unpleasant is simply old energy needing to be cleared, feel it, let it go,  breathe through it!  It doesn't define you!  It is not who you are!  This is your chance to be free!  Relax into the flow of change.  The heavy stuff is over.  You notice people being nicer to each other.  You will feel and ease of movement and grace in your life.  Know that grace is always there to support you.  Relax into the grace.  Spend lots of time in nature listening and healing!  Look for the angels and your loved ones around every corner.  It's a new day, It's a new life, it's a new world!  All is happening in Divine order for our highest good and happiness!  It is finished!  It is done  and it is so!

~~~~~I STAND TALL

The true story, the one that resonates most, is that I stand on good ground, on solid ground.  I stand rooted in the truth and love and light and wellness.  May I hold my arms out wide and my head up high and stand tall like the tree upon this earth while the stories of fear and false beliefs flow past me like leaves being carried in the wind.  ~~ e.g. wise

Wonderful Baby


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light , not our darkness, that most frightens us. 
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous.  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn't serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.  When we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberated others.

~ I believe this quote to be from Marianne Williamson but not totally sure.~

Dazed and confused?  Feeling disoriented?  Unable to keep on track?  Exhausted from trying to "make things work"?   Then you are right on track!  We resist change and want to stop change because we can not control it.

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Hope for the New Year! 


    GIVE ALL TO LOVE; . . . FOLLOW IT UTTERLY, HOPE BEYOND HOPE. -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy New Year!  A very happy new year it will be!  2013 was a year of letting go and clearing out so the new, higher vibrating energies can enter.  In 2013, we were just feeling our way around the newness of it all.  Now, new life is gathering speed.  Love, peace and joy are breaking down the old systems.  The old paradigm of life is deteriorating rapidly,  which can be scary for some.  Now is the time to do things differently.  Choose the new, especially when it comes to thoughts and beliefs.

In my morning meditation, I was attempting to alleviate some pain in my shoulders.  I asked my shoulders what they needed and the very loud response was, "I'm tired of being aggravated by the thoughts of your mind!"   WOW!  So my body was telling my soul (listener, witness) that it was tired of my hurtful thoughts.  WOW!  A key component of our evolution is being present with our bodies which, most of the time, we ignore completely.  The judgments and fears I kept repeating in my head where causing the pain in my shoulders.  In the awareness of that cause, in being present with my body, I anchored into the peace in my heart.  The pain went away.

     THE BRAIN IS A MUSCLE. GRATITUDE AND COMPLAINT ARE EXERCISES.  WHICH DO YOU WANT TO BUILD?

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No Accident 


 ~~ ACCEPTANCE IS THE DOORWAY TO LOVE.  LOVE IS THE ABSOLUTE ACCEPTANCE OF WHAT IS.  - Panache Desai ~~

It has been  two months or so since my last newsletter.  Again, much has happened to us all since August.  Great shifts in the earth's energy as well as, our own, continue to unfold on a regular basis.  I m feeling great peace and ease after all the turbulence.  I learned a lot in these two months.

On my way to yoga class, Thursday, August 22nd, I was hit broad side by a drunk driver who then drove away.  Now, one might think that was a bad thing!  In that moment I was hurt, angry and felt abandoned!  My ego screamed, "How could You let this happen to ME!"  Even in that split second, God's love and care made manifest in my life. 

Blessing #1:  My head, neck and shoulders were in a lot of pain and my body was bruised.  My hands were the worst, burned and bruised by the airbag and the jarring.   All the pieces were put into place for my recovery.  Doctors, acupuncture, massage, reflexology, yoga, reiki, self care and so much love and care from others brought me to wellness.  No permanent damage.  Nothing broken.  No concussion.  Aside from a little more work on my hands, I am healthy and whole.  Miracle #1

Blessing #2:  A couple and their son witnessed the accident and stopped to HELP ME!  The woman took a picture of the driver's license plate with her cell as he drove away.  Then she came over to comfort me.  The man directed traffic until the police arrived.  It is a very busy intersection at 6pm.  The couple gave the officer and myself their phone numbers and the woman offered the license plate number!  Miracle #2

Those are just the blessings that occurred in the first 30 minutes of the ordeal!  As I was riding in the ambulance, I had an epiphany.  Even though my humanness was in pain and my mind was fear filled, my soul part was identifying the blessings.  Two parts functioning at once.  Ego/Soul.  The ego was raging and fearful, while the soul was witnessing God work things out.  Some how I knew this.  The accident has been a long process of recovery and legal and insurance challenges.  Yet, there were only brief moments of despair.  I did not loose sight of God and fall into negativity.  That's another miracle and a sure sign of the times.

   ACCEPTANCE IS THE DOORWAY TO LOVE. LOVE IS THE ABSOLUTE ACCEPTANCE OF WHAT IS.

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Contemplative Questions 


~  "What new can I fill those spaces with - what is ready to transition in me?"  - DeAnne Hampton

July was a very difficult month for me and my family.  We experienced four deaths of family and friends.  Two were especially painful for me.  I have a good relationship with grief, a comfort zone, so to speak.  I can also channel the other side and speak to loved ones in Heaven.  These two qualities along with strong intuitive skill are some of the reasons I went into a career of energy healing.  These abilities allow me to aid people in death/dying or grieving a loved one through the modality of reiki.  I know my loved ones suffer no more and are embraced in unconditional love.  They speak to me at times and send feathers, animals and many other signs.  This gift is not unique to me, simply address your loved ones and ask them to show you a sign, even be specific, and they will let you know they are near.  If you think it is them,  IT IS, or that thought would not occur to you.  Irregardless of these talents, I am still human and must grieve.  I cried.  A LOT!  I drummed in honor of one loved one and lit candles and did rituals for the others to honor them, say thank you and good-bye.  Ritual is an important way to move through grief.  Grief is not like any other emotions.  You process through it in your own time.  It is not simple released. 

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Bedtime for Baby 


REJOICING IN ORDINARY THINGS IS NOT SENTIMENTAL OR TRITE.  IT ACTUALLY TAKES GUTS.  EACH TIME WE DROP OUR COMPLAINTS AND ALLOW EVERYDAY GOOD FORTUNE TO INSPIRE US, WE ENTER THE WARRIOR'S WORLD.      -  PEMA CHODRON.   

What a fabulous month was May!  I could be biased due to my birthday being May 26th!  The world just looked so new, so beautiful.  The tree blossoms, the fullness of the flowers, I even noticed a new bush at the end of our yard full of white flowers.  I think it might actually be a blue berry bush.  Can you feel the power?  Can you feel the love?  Feel it inside yourself.  The God of your creation is waiting there for you.  I have found new strength and a new peace I haven't felt before.  These qualities and so many more are blossoming in you as well.  The changes are taking place in day to day life, in each moment, within each person.  We are shedding old beliefs, trying new things, finding out what we truly believe in and standing up for ourselves.  The old ways of believing and ACTING are no longer producing results.  The world of negativity is collapsing, like a house of cards, because there is nothing left to support it.

New light, new energy, new life has entered this world.  It is miraculous.  We are being challenged to RESPOND  to life as it occurs in each moment rather than REACT to fear, judgments or old programs that no longer work.  All of life is brand new.  If you find going on with busy-ness as usual difficult to accomplish, CONGRATULATIONS!, You have arrived in the new world.  The door is open to make new choices and see with new eyes.  Release old prejudices and preconceived actions.  The changes and healing occur within us first, then the outer world will respond.  It is time to decide what kind of person we want to be.  What is needed in your life?  Where does it feel empty?  Do you need courage, joy, peace, clarity?  What thrills your heart when you think of it?  Your inner child is waiting to break free, to approach life with awe and wonder.  Creativity and playfulness bring new life.

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