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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Spring Fever 


~THE HILLS ARE GREENING, FLOWERS BLOOM; THERE'S BIRDSONG, NESTMAKING AND GARDENS WAITING FOR BLESSINGS. WARM HEARTED, WE STRETCH IN THE SUN, WALK BAREFOOT IN THE NEW GRASS, BEAR THE SPRING RAINS WITH GOOD CHEER AND GRATEFULNESS.  PASSIONS STIR - FLASHES OF SWEET DESIRE, HOT LIGHTNING OF ANGER, GUSTS OF GIDDINESS, HEARTBREAKS OF GRIEF AND FITS OF UNBEARABLE JOY.  HOW TO MEET THESE RELENTLESS TREMORS?  DANCE!  -  Marian Spadone  ~

Such glorious spring days!  I am so happy to be alive.  The beauty of nature enriches my life.  I had the privilege of basking in the setting sun at Frances Slocum park last week.  I felt phenomenal after the experience.  I drew the warmth and glory of the sun into my body.  The cool liquid of the water and soft breeze balanced out the energy.  I felt the power of the earth supporting me.  These energies are always available even in our own back yard.  Maybe you are drawn to the night energies.  Bathe in the light of the moon and stars.  Each part of nature offers it's own frequency of healing.  Connection to nature is connection to the Source of all.  Divine Source created the planet.  Actively connecting to nature can create peace of mind and strengthen and soothe the body.  Wellness is found in nature's vibration.  You can connect to nature indoors as well.  All matter is made of energy, people and the earth, trees etc.  Simply stretch out your energy field and connect to the earth, trees or stars.  See how much better you feel. 

The following is a simple meditation to connect to the incredible power of the Mother Earth:

Take 3 deep breaths. 
1st breath say silently "With this breath I choose to release all stress."  Then inhale deeply. . .exhale completely.
2nd breath say silently " With this breath I choose to release all tension in my body." Inhale deeply. . . exhale completely.
3rd breath say silently "With this breath I choose to release all thoughts and questions."  Inhale deeply. . . exhale completely.

Silently set your intention.  "It is my intent to connect to the sacred heart of the Mother Earth and receive her nurturing love in all its forms."

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Soul Beautiful 


"A MAN SOULD HEAR A LITTLE MUSIC, READ A LITTLE POETRY AND SEE A FINE PICTURE EVERY DAY OF HIS LIFE , IN ORDER THAT WORLDLY CARES MAY NOT OBLITERATE THE SENSE OF THE BEAUTIFUL WHICH GOD HAS IMPLANTED IN THE HUMAN SOUL." ~ Goethe

Each soul is beautiful; unique, creative, innate beauty.  This planet is gloriously beautiful and each day on it is a gift.  Gratitude and appreciation of the beauty in each person we meet will bring us joy.  Appreciation of natural and man made creations will give us peace.  If we focus on beauty, it expands because we are grateful for the gift of it and we expand our own positive, beautiful energy which in turn expands the positive energy of the world around us.  Pay more attention to the beautiful and less attention on the negative.  Time spent on positive focus and thought will benefit us in unbelievable ways.  Our happiness is too easily "obliterated by worldly cares." 

Beauty is all around us.  Since 12-21-12 incredible amounts of light, positive energy are pouring into the earth and into us.  It will continue to increase.  I feel it in my heart.  I know it in my soul.  You do too!  The negativity which has been a life long battle is slipping away.  I am receiving healing and new techniques of spiritual practice that are moving me forward into a joyful, creative, grateful existence.  I have a great sense of peace. . .

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Love Another 


To love another is to see the face of God  ~  Victor Hugo
What a profound statement of the meaning of life.  These are the last words of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables", the musical adapted from Victor Hugo's novel.  "The Miserables" lived in horrible poverty and oppression under a decaying government.  French peasants who came from nothing, had nothing and died with nothing.  Yet in deplorable conditions the meaning of life, the hope and purpose of living is revealed.

This I command you, love one another  -  John 15:17

We have entered into the Golden Age.  All the corrupt and negative behaviors we adhered to in the past will not survive in the light of the Golden Age.  Lying, deception and selfishness will no long breed success.  Focusing our thoughts on love will catapult us into joyful and fruitful lives.  We have the opportunity right now to create a different future.  Devastating calamities and erratic weather patterns might directly reflect our negativity and fear. What we focus on expands quickly now. 

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Thanksgiving Meditation 


Holiday Refresher, Sunday, December 2nd from 2 to 5pm House of Nutrition in Luzerne.  Retreat from the chaos!  Rid your self of holiday stress.  Recharge for the days ahead. Restorative yoga, relaxation, pain relief through breath and massage and a guided visual journey.  See calendar page for more info!


May my mind and heart be pure and true and may I not deviate from the things of goodness - Marianne Williamson

Well my belly is still full and my feet are tired from shopping! (see workshop below!)  What a great Thanksgiving!  I hope you had a great day too!  I wanted to offer thanks to all of you who love and support me.  Thanks for reading my newsletter, thanks for attending my classes and workshops, thanks for reiki sessions.  Thank you for blessing me by sharing this sacred, creative journey of life.

I'd like to share another meditation with you.  God continues to bless my life on so many levels.  Contemplation of gratitude creates a richness, fullness and abundance in our life.  It creates more love.  I work through this meditation when I feel a sense of sadness, loneliness or lack.  Read through the gratitudes, not all will apply to you but allow them to spur your own offerings of gratitude.  Feel how your heart begins to open with every offering.  Play some gentle music, sit back and relax and create love and abundance in your life. 

I am grateful for my body, even with it's aches and pains, it can still walk in the sunshine or climb the stairs to sleep in a warm soft bed.  My hands are strong to do work or clasp another in friendship.  My voice can yell, sing and speak the truth.  I can see the sunlight on the water, red berries on a leafless bush; see beauty all around me.  I can hear the laughter of children. I enjoy the smell of morning coffee and the taste of Thanksgiving feast!  I am grateful for my body.

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Rose Meditation 


Holiday Refresher, Sunday, December 2nd from 2 to 5pm House of Nutrition in Luzerne.  Retreat from the chaos!  Rid your self of holiday stress.  Recharge for the days ahead. Restorative yoga, relaxation, pain relief through breath and massage and a guided visual journey.  See calendar page for more info!

Wondrous truths, and manifold as wondrous God hath written in those stars above;
But not less, in the bright flowerets under us stands the revelation of his love. - Longfellow

Bright, warm sun, rich, radiant leaves, what a wonderful autumn it is.  I 've enjoyed many marvelous walks on these beautiful days.  I felt guided to share a meditation with you in this newsletter.  So without further ado......

Sit comfortably in your chair with a straight spine.  Begin to take in any sounds around you.  As each sound occurs simply let it enter into your ears and fade out through the back of your head.  Every sound you hear, every movement of your body, every breath, will only serve to take you deeper and deeper inside yourself.  (Inhale and exhale)

Take a deep breath to release stress. (inhale & exhale)
Take a deep breath to release tension in the body.
Take a deep breath to release the questions of the mind.

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Conscious Contact 


Imagine!  Divine Love in us!  It barely seems possible sometimes.  In these past weeks I have not really felt that but, today is a different day!  Not to rehash old news, my mother is legally, medically diagnosed, paranoid/delusional schizophrenic with suicidal tendencies.  Not kidding.  She has been mentally ill her whole life.  What a sad and terrifying path she has walked.  In some ways, through therapy and proper medication she is better; in other ways as she ages (81) the attitude gets much worse.  For the past 11 years I have been her primary care giver.  She resides in an assisted living facility.  For several weeks now, she has needed medical attention, cataracts surgery, broken hearing aid and a dentist visit.  I have spent many hours in offices with her.   She is un-cooperative, stubborn, self destructive and often abusive.  Needless to say, spending time with her usually leaves me feeling like I've been run over by a real long train and remained conscious to the pain the whole time.  When I take her home after an appointment,  I drive to the remote end of the parking lot and scream first then usually cry to clear myself of negativity as to not bring it home to my family or generally wreck the rest of my day.  Sometimes that's just not enough.

  Divine Love is in us! and was there with me and Mom through the whole ordeal.  God got me through.  There were many signs given to me through out those days that Divine love was near.  All worked out perfectly.  New hearing aid, successful surgery and now 20/40 vision and no cavities.  However, I STILL felt angry, frustrated, disappointed in my own behavior and generally miserable.  Still feeling bad, I listened to a lecture from one of my beloved teachers and a few things he said snapped me back into reality and out of the pain in the illusion that I am less than Divine Love.  That is hell, the illusion that we are separate from God and that we are something other than love or loved.


Upcoming events :  

New Yin Yoga class starts Thursday, October 20th at 10:30 (no class October 4th)
                                      Into the Heart Yoga and Meditation Workshop Sunday, October 7th 2-5pm
                                      Open Drum Circle Saturday, October 20th, 1-3pm
                                     Go to calendar page and click on event for all the details!


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Freedom Flight 


Just beneath the surface there is a great re birthing happening from within people and it will become more and more visible over time.  We are each more than we seem to be.  The time we live in is full of promise and many people are feeling the call to fall back  in love with life on Earth.  Choose to renew and pursue your sense of connection with the immanent Spirit that is within everything on Earth, for Earth holds the key to opening your heart to joy and joy awakens your spiritual wisdom.  -  Robin Rose Bennett

What a beautiful day in Frances Slocum park!  After the humidity and heavy rains of last week, I welcomed this glorious cool Monday, abandoned my computer and moved my "office" out of doors.  I relish the days I can relax, meditate, read or contemplate life in the beauty of nature.  I am completing Sunday's workshop for world peace.  I am very much looking forward to this and will say more later in this letter.

I would like to share an experience I had last week.  I spent most of Thursday afternoon at Eye Care Specialists with my Mom.  (very long day!)  I felt very worn, tired and overburdened by responsibility, then a little miracle happened.  Upon returning home, I opened the door and entered my kitchen.  As I was setting my purse and other bags down I heard an odd but familiar sound.  I turned toward the sink and the window above it and there was a tiny sparrow fluttering against the glass trying to get out.  He was fluttering gently but continuously at the glass.   What a surprise!  I have no idea how he got in.  A Divine messenger sent through Mother Nature's hands. 

My windows slide to the side.  I slid the screen open on the right and attempted to guide the bird out.  It would not move from the closed side.  He must have been tired and he settled on the sill.  I was able to cup my hands around him.  He did not fuss.  What an honor to be trusted by this delicate, little bird.  I held my hands out the window and then slowly opened them.  The bird flew lightly from my palms to the near by pine tree.  How easy it is to be free.  So simple, so quickly he was free and flying once again.  A simple shift in perception from closed glass to open screen, from intellect to intuition; surrender to a Divine nudge and off we go.  Our souls are breaking free.  No more peering through the clouded glass, dreaming of freedom.  We are already free.  Allow your soul to expand, let go of ego driven chaos, follow your soul's voice, ask and allow the helping hands to hold you gently, then open your wings and fly.  The time is now.  The change is here.  Let go and fly!

Onward & Upward 


My child, do not permit yourself to be pessimistic.  You are bearers of joy and you must not be cast down or dismal about the world; the evolution of the race is steadily going forward and you must always see the progress, see the beauty, see the good outworking. - White Eagle

A time of great change is upon us.  The earth is shifting, transforming and expanding to a higher state of being.  Our ego driven lifestyle is deteriorating.  It is time to release old ways of thinking and being and lift up to a higher state of consciousness.  New energies are flooding our planet every day.  Our bodies are changing just as the body of the earth is changing.  Everything ego driven is disintegrating, jobs, relationships and organizations.  All darkness is being revealed and cleared.  Great and new energies from the heart of the Creator are pouring down upon us.  Every day is a new creation.  We are being called to be very present in each moment.  That is where God is.  If you are in nature take in every blade of grass, every cloud and bird.  If you are with people be present, look in their eyes and really see the light there.  Go deep into each human connection.  Go deep within yourself.  God is there. . . . . .  


HELP USHER PEACE INTO THIS WORLD.  INVITE HEAVEN ON EARTH.  SYNCHRONIZED GLOBAL MEDITATION FOR THE HARMONIC CONVERGENCE

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