|Posted on April 1, 2017 at 11:25 AM|
I can still vividly remember how incredibly relaxed this guided meditation by Deepak Chopra made me feel.
It was 2005.
I was lying on a couch in Paris, completely wiped out.
My friend Trisha and I had been exploring the city, and we returned to her apartment in the 6th arrondissement to take a much needed break. We devoured baguette sandwiches, and couldn't muster the energy to do anything else for the afternoon - couch collapse!
Except my mind was still racing with way too many ideas and thoughts - know that feeling? Your body is telling you to relax, but you can't turn off your dang monkey mind.
My first generation iPod mini was stocked with only one guided meditation. There weren't a lot of options available in 2005, after all. I shuffled through a few songs and finally landed on this album choice. The easy words, soft chanting and soothing music felt like heaven as my mind finally slowed down and I drifted off into an awesome trance. That 20-minute nap felt like hours of sleep.
The best thing about guided meditations is that they work WITH your mind's activity at the beginning. You do not have to fight your thoughts, or struggle with all of the mental chatter, or try to force something to happen.
You simply listen.
Quality guided meditations work with your body's rhythm to calm down your energy, relax the mind, and take you deeper into your brain's delta and theta waves.
I wanted to share this with you because as we enter April, the energies get a bit WONKY. Yes, that is my official description for the month.
Now is a wonderful time to continue calming your mind and spirit whenever you feel off-balance or overwhelmed. You'll need supportive resources this month. Even if you've never tried meditation before, or you have and it didn't 'work' because you kept thinking (which is normal!), please give it another go. Obviously I strongly recommend these selections, especially starting at track 3.
I share with you why April is WONKY in this week's astrology and energy update right here.
|Posted on March 15, 2017 at 9:15 AM|
Being truly authentic in all areas of your life may feel like a big risk initially. Will people like you? Hear you? See you?
As we move through the global shift in consciousness, more of us cannot hide who we are, what we love, and our plentitude of gifts anymore - and why should we!
The world needs your authenticity and light more than ever, and this show discusses the healthy (and not so healthy) ways to share your authentic energy.
|Posted on February 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM|
We're moving through a powerful month of changes and growth, so this week we're going to also do a healing meditation to work with the energies of February.
We're in the middle of eclipses - an eclipse sandwich!
Not a lot is settled or stable at this time.
Our next eclipse is February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces, when both the Sun and Moon are in Pisces, along with a number of other planets in the last sign of the zodiac.
|Posted on February 8, 2017 at 12:10 PM|
We have TWO new podcasts this week, including a great conversation with another astrologer, Dominique Jaramillo, about the February eclipses.
Join Dominique and I, two intuitive astrologers, as we talk about the February 2017 eclipses! You'll get a heads up on the energies of the Lunar Eclipse and Solar Eclipse as they bring in new energies for our spiritual growth and creative expression. Listen here
Get your astrology chart and look at where the following eclipses are working with you:
~ Lunar Eclipse on February 9 at 23 degrees Leo
~ Solar Eclipse on February 26 at 8 degrees Pisces
In my weekly astrology updates, we take a look at Valentine's Day energies and the upcoming Venus retrograde cycle. Listen here
Both episodes are also available on iTunes. Listen here
|Posted on February 1, 2017 at 12:10 PM|
2017 is now officially underway, and after a brief hiatus, I'm back to share with you a new game plan for 2017 to support you!
We'll discuss the astrology and energies of this week, as well as what February is going to bring our way with 2 eclipses this month.
~ Lunar Eclipse on Feb 9 at 23 degrees Leo
~ Solar Eclipse on Feb 26 at 8 degrees Pisces
Happy to be back doing the podcast!
|Posted on December 21, 2016 at 9:20 AM|
The sun (sol) hits a stoppage point (stitium) - "solstice" - twice a year as it reaches the furthest points north or south of the equator. We know the bi-annual solstice days as the periods when seasons change and our days increase, or diminish, in light, depending on your hemisphere.
The winter solstice begins the change from dark back to light over the next 6 months. There is an invitation to integrate what you've learned since the summer solstice in June, and apply it to your next round of growth. The real force within you awakens at this time as you are wiser and stronger than before. The young Jedi is now an expert and a guide. The saga of soul growth continues on a new adventure with new peeps, new lessons, and crazy-wild terrain to explore. What was hidden within you now has the potential to be activated in the light.
As the winter solstice approaches on Dec 21 (summer solstice in the southern hemi), we are urged to turn our attention away from the outer world of hustle and bustle, and remember that we need periods of rest and reflection, including Netflix-binging on the couch.
Time to put away the credit cards, set down the mobile devices, and remember that we are bigger than this moment of busy-ness.
(Exception: This advice does not apply to husbands, boyfriends, or partners who still need to get their Christmas shopping done. }
Astrologically, the Sun moves from extrovert, popular, entertaining Sagittarius to pensive, serious, committed Capricorn on the solstice. We shift from the FUN to the MEANING of this time of year. Notice how the energy changes from feeling OMG-crazy to let's-get-serious about what matters and how much we need to spend? That's a gift of the solstice.
We also turn our attention to how far we have come in only 12 months and reflect back on what we've experienced and achieved.
How would you sum up 2016 for yourself?
The solstice invites contemplation and peace. You've done enough. You've done your best. You did all you could. You were perfect and wonderful and lovely, even when it was messy and scary and hard. You only have control over so much, so let yourself off the hook for the rest. Give yourself peace in the stillness. Find the lesson, the growth, the bigger picture - and breathe.
Recommendation: Peace is best served with chocolate and red wine.
Thankfully, that Saturn is in Sagittarius, so we really, truly have support to build a foundation for our next vision. What do you want to create in 2017 that supports your belief in yourself and your next round of dreams? That's a big question, and it will take work, but continue to believe in yourself. Be ready to get to work and follow your inspirations for the next call of your soul - the cosmos says it's time!
Other things to consider:
~ Stay flexible. More than ever, we have to be able to go with the flow and allow change to occur that is ultimately in the best interest for All. It will continue to look different, so don't get locked in to one expectation or a particular outcome.
~ Do it your way. Not what other people expect, or based on any limitations you've put on yourself previously, or what others are doing.
~ Be willing to be a NEW version of yourself. No need to hold on to what has expired or what no longer represents who you are because that may be just a bit too small now. Honor your own growth and changes - all of it.
~ The past 3 years have been tough on many levels. Now that time is over and it's time to move forward. Don't replay or rehash what's done and complete, silly!
~ Apply what you've learned. We were meant to be pushed and challenged over the past 3 years in order to now apply our knowledge and use it. You'll want to make new choices - so allow yourself to do that.
*The energy of 2017 is very different than the past 3 years have been! You'll feel it, too.*
Cheers and holiday spirits to you!
|Posted on November 17, 2016 at 9:10 AM|
Are you wondering WHAT IS GOING ON with global energies right now?
It is actually an amazing time for us as a human family, and on some level you know that and feel that. We are here for these times of dynamic change and transformation, no matter how it shows up, because our intention is ultimately for ALL to be experiencing greater happiness, peace, and abundance in their lives.
In this show, we’ll talk about the energies, lessons, and growth that are available to us after the U.S. elections stirred up a global jolt.
It is all a part of an acceleration of energies to support our path forward.
All is Well. All is in Order. All is Safe Within You.
|Posted on November 9, 2016 at 9:35 AM|
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." (MLK, Jr) ~
I woke up with much to say and share about this election result, so I took to the microphone this morning with the intention of offering you comfort, perspective, and inspiration.
To sum it up: We are individually and collectively bigger than politics, than a world leader, than this temporary situation. The good news? **Our work for humanity has been identified.** We can see more clearly where greater LIGHT is needed. It is now up to each of us to decide how we will move forward with greater light, love, and awareness about the state of the United States and our contributions to humanity.
As many of you know, moving through a transformation process has the phases that are HARD before it gets easier. We're dealing with an outdated political system and watching it break down. From the breakdown, we will re-emerge with greater light and love for all. That takes time, and it is what we do with that time now that matters most.
Many more thoughts to share and inspire you with in this 30 minute podcast... In case it helps ~
Reality checks for where we are collectively can be tough, and many are in shock, despair, fear, and turmoil over Donald Trump's Presidency-elect win.
However you are feeling about this development, American or not, anti-Trump or not, this development has completely shaken the energy of the whole planet - emotionally, financially, politically, socially, psychologically.
Let's look at what this unexpected development means for humanity.
I have some higher-perspective messages to share with you about this election that I've been holding back until the results came in. I hope it helps shed light on this event. I hope it gives you a way to navigate where we are together on this planet.
Please listen with an open heart, an open mind, and a belief in what is POSSIBLE as we ride these waves of uncertainty.
At higher levels, all is well.
Maintain your focus and energy for the highest and best good for everyone involved, in any and all forms, knowing that everything brings us opportunities.
|Posted on October 23, 2016 at 12:55 PM|
This is a shout out to share how super grateful I am for the wonderful people I have connected with to produce and narrate audio books for 5 of my 10 books.
In the past 6 months, we have released 10 titles (6 are single short stories with spiritual teachings) and there is no way I could have done any of it on my own at this point (moving across the country, baby, work projects, etc). Each narrator and producer is wonderful at their jobs. We have at least one more audio book in the works right now. And it feels GOOD to have this goal off of my never-ending To Do List because as any author/enterpreneur can tell you... the overwhelm is real!
For the other authors out there, I really do endorse ACX and their system for creating audio books. It's been fantastic for auditions, contracts, payment terms, distribution to Amazon, Audible & iTunes, and everything else. Plus, you connect with a whole new group of people who love to listen to stories.
My newest title, YOUR AWAKENING SELF: CONNECT DEEPLY WITH YOUR TRUE EVOLVING SOUL, was completed and released about a week ago. You can check it out here - and learn how to get it for free from Audible!
It's an exciting time to be an indie author! I have NO REGRETS about doing it all myself... it's been a steep learning curve at times, but completely worth it. Every dream is!
|Posted on October 19, 2016 at 10:20 AM|
With so much turmoil and all of the crazy intense energies flying around right now, you may be feeling the CRUD that is being churned up in the collective - yes?
It is especially unsettling in the United States right now as deeper pockets of energies are coming up to the surface for greater awareness.
Since we are all one, we each contribute to what is happening right now, even on the most unconscious of levels, so let's take a slow break and return to the knowingness that we are all from LOVE and returning to LOVE.
In this show, we're going to do some awesome conscious creation of energies that are desperately needed right now - join me and let's do this for the benefit of ALL!
We'll be checking our political views, opinions, and beliefs at the door as we dig in to deeper Soul Love and Connection.
|Posted on September 4, 2016 at 12:15 PM|
Everything in the Universe continuously changes form - so why wouldn't you?
As a soul, you have had numerous experiences here that have helped you grow, learn, heal, and experience all energies for greater wisdom.
Reincarnation and our past lives are wonderful teachers for understanding who you are in this lifetime, as well as the lessons you are experiencing, karma you are balancing, and how to consciously work with the highest possible energies.
In this episode, we take a look at our bigger soul journeys and how we return to this crazy human playground to create the life of our dreams. Listen here!
|Posted on August 25, 2016 at 12:55 PM|
How much of your energy should you share with others, and how much should you keep for yourself?
What spiritual gifts should be private, and which ones should be public?
And how do you know the difference?
There is not one simple answer, of course, but it is always very wise for your energy to make choices that honor what you need.
In this show, we'll look at how to honor and respect yourself and your spiritual gifts, while sharing and supporting others in ways that feel best for you.
We'll also define what the heck spiritual gifts are, and talk about lesser-known ones because you do not need to be psychic or a channel to have them! Those are such a 1990's description.
|Posted on August 21, 2016 at 2:00 PM|
Your Soul is composed of layers and imprints of wisdom that are all ready to be embraced now – but are you looking in the right places? Do you see what is currently present in yourself as messages about your power? Are you connecting with the truth of who you truly are and owning the beauty of your limitless Soul?
"The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire" is filled with spiritual connections, healing, passion, forgiveness, love, emotional depths, peace, and unexpected wisdom to connect you more personally with your greater Soul discovery.
You are here to heal all energies back to their original source of Love, and in this lifetime, you have everything you need to fulfill that mission - right here, right now.
"The Unlimited Sparks of a Bonfire", Book Three in the Awakening Consciousness Series, is now available as an audio book to take you even deeper into the understandings of your Soul’s energy.
|Posted on August 7, 2016 at 4:15 PM|
The beginning of fall brings us eclipse season! Ready or not, powerful energies will be surging through in September to push us forward on our individual and collective paths.
Eclipses are intense connections between the Sun, Moon, and Lunar Nodes that occur only twice a year, so there is an added charge of potentials, change, breakthroughs, and developments in September.
Join me and fellow soul astrologer Dominique Jaramillo as we talk about the Solar Eclipse on September 1 at 9 deg Virgo, and the Lunar Eclipse on September 16 at 24 deg Pisces.
Grab your astrology chart to see where these are showing up for you!
Plus, we have Mercury retrograde in Virgo through most of September as back-to-school and sports activities get underway - keep those to-do lists and calendars in pencil!
|Posted on August 4, 2016 at 11:15 AM|
As we begin August, all 6 of the outer-most planets are currently retrograde right now: Chiron, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the North Node. What does this mean?
Each of these planets relates to the energies of the collective and the major themes of our times.
When they are in retrograde, we are working with them more in the inner realms and within ourselves individually.
We'll discuss how each of these planets is a teacher that is currently showing us what we are choosing - consciously or unconsciously - and how it contributes to our co-creation of the world right now.