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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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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