Friday, December 15, 2017

You are the Gift, You are the Light






At this time of year, when there is so much focus on shopping and buying gifts, it is easy to forget that the greatest gift we can give each other is that of ourselves. The light that shines from within us helps illuminate our own path plus that of our friends, family and all those with whom we interact in the course of our daily lives. 

We give each other gifts every day of light and love when we show respect and consideration for one another. When we open our hearts and give of ourselves, this is the gift that is most appreciated and most remembered.

Being a part of each other's lives and helping each other make progress and achieve our goals is the real gift.

And it is powerfully important to remember that making progress and achieving goals begins with the light we let shine every day. Simply being kind to whoever we encounter can make all the difference in someone else's day. 

Those random acts of kindness that we do for people we do not even know put us in the frame of mind to do more. So when a friend asks us for help, and we respond enthusiastically, we share in their joy when they succeed.

Part of our consciousness in being the gift is knowing that when we help each other, the world works better for all of us. 

And when we help each other by sharing knowledge, ideas and and techniques, we help light the path for ourselves and others so that we can see more clearly and be more sure footed on our path. 
 
I know that sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement to help another person's light grow brighter. Many times I have heard people say things about themselves, like I would really like to write, make art, play music or something, but I do not know if I am just wasting my time. I do not know if I am any good. The truth is that when we are doing anything creative, including every day acts like cooking, we are connecting with spirit. We are always the first one to benefit from these actions and those we share these with are the second ones to benefit. 

Sometimes when people say that they would like to do a different kind of work and then they get into that, they are sharing their light. When we volunteer to help one another, whether it is just one on one or as part of an organization, we add our light to the world. 

All of these actions open us up so that we are able to shine our light even more brightly and raise the vibrations for everyone. The more we open our hearts, the more we light the way, with every thought, with every word, with every action. Remember, where our thoughts go, our energy goes. 

When we get together with family and friends, sharing in holiday festivities, we are sharing light. 

What makes this time of year special is not just the lights on trees and houses, as beautiful as they are. 

The love and joy in your heart and the kindness and beauty in your spirit are the gift you bring with you wherever you go. 

You are the gift. You are the light that illuminates not just this season, but every day that you live, for every person you encounter. 

And the more we remember this, the more we light up the world for each other. Remember, it is not the things that you have or the things that you bring. It is you. You are the light. You are the gift. You are the joy. You are the love. The light of the spirit emanates from your feelings. Notice it, from this very second, from this moment, and every day of your life. The more you open up to let your light shine, the brighter your future becomes. When you light up the present, you are the present. And don't we all appreciate that?

I am always happy to hear from you, whether you would like to make an appointment for a session or you just want to let me know how you are doing. I love it when you keep in touch. 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Partnership with Inner and Outer Lights




As we clean up and decorate for the holidays, this is a time of renewal and creating a new vision for our lives. December is a perfect time to review, to let go of that which needs to be cleared out and new openings created for the light to shine on our lives. Light is essential for vision, and clear vision opens our perception to new sources of light.
How so? As we wind up our calendar year, we review what we have done during the past year and give thought to the people and events we want to continue to have in our life during the coming year.  
When we go through a cupboard, closet, cabinet or other storage space, it is amazing how often we find things that we no longer use, even though at an earlier time, we used these things a lot. These are telltale signs of how much our life has changed. And sometimes we may not have had this clear realization without the physical effort. So in cleaning, we are able to make room for what we plan to do next.
During cleaning, it is common to find things that we bought duplicates of because we could not find the first item, so now we have two of them. Seeing this also sharpens our vision. In the same way, as we go through our books or clothing we come face to face with the realization that some of the things we would still say are important to us we have not acted on or used in a few years. When this is the case, then we need to decide whether we will use these things again or clear them out and simply being faced with this decision presents us with the opportunity for growth. 

In the same way that we need to let go of clothing that no longer fits, we let go of thoughts, ideas, practices and habits that no longer fit.
This is our opportunity to start fresh, to open the way for new light to illuminate the next stage of our path. This self examination is valuable. 

As we decorate our space for the holidays, we are welcoming in the return of the light, both literally and symbolically. What can we do next that will shed the greatest light on our path? Yes, we welcome old and new friends in for the holidays, and at the same time as we review what we have done this past year, we look forward to what we really feel inspired to do during this next year. 

2017 was a year of new beginnings for us, and 2018 will be a year during which the partnerships we will form and those we have formed will help us move forward in life. 

New partnerships can be powerful allies. When we are learning new concepts and practices, study partners, practice partners, workout partners and romantic partners, that often provides valuable reinforcement and encouragement. 

The energy of the year ahead will emphasize our partnerships. If we have been wanting a new one, this will be a good year to form one. 

It is always good to express gratitude for the partnerships we have had and make note of the lessons we have learned from them. Doing this will help us build even stronger and more efficient partnerships next time.

So as we bask in the beauty of all the seasonal lights, think of all the ways we can light up our lives more. What can we do different or better from this day forward? How can we light up our lives so that there is more joy and enlightenment both for ourselves and our partners?

I am always happy to hear from you, whether you would like to make an appointment for a session or you just want to let me know how you are doing. I love it when you keep in touch. 
   


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Magic of Gratitude

 
 
 
 
 
Every day, I have a little quiet time with myself and my spirit guides to thank them for all the good things I am enjoying in my life. I thank them for a good night's sleep, for good food to eat, for my car running, for my phone and computer working. I thank them for helping to keep me healthy. I thank them for a good place to live.  
 
I give thanks for all the wonderful people spirit has brought into my life as clients and as friends. I give thanks for family. I give thanks for all my teachers.  
 
Think about your spirit guides as friends. They walk with us all the time, and they are the ones giving us that friendly elbow in our gut. That gut instinct that we all have is spirit giving us advice on our best choices in life.  
 
I also ask them every day if they have any advice for me or if there is anything I need to know.  
 
Think of them this way. If you have friends who only call you when they want something, you become less eager to take their calls. Think of our spirit guides in the same way. There is always a give and take between friends. We always leave the channels open for two way communication.  
 
Do you notice how good it feels to express gratitude? Doesn't it make you feel wealthy? Yes, we always have things to be thankful for. Knowing this and expressing it, we affirm that we live in an abundant universe and that we have blessings from spirit every day.   
 
Have you noticed that when you express gratitude to everyone you deal with every day that the whole flow of energy increases around you and adds to the joy of your day? Simple kindness to everyone we meet adds to our overall sense of well being. Try it and see what you notice. 
 
My connection to spirit prompted me to take a vow to help whoever comes to me, and I know that I can do this, not only because I have learned techniques from my teachers but also because I know that my spirit guides work with me to help me take care of each person by providing them the healing and guidance they need. Spirit has increased my abilities and increases the results for my clients. 
 
That is why during sessions I may say things I did not know I was going to say and that the healing experience for the person requesting it is truly profound. By working with spirit good exchanges of energies and good results are always present.
 
I have requested that spirit guide more of those people to me who want to work with me on a regular basis to help them evolve to their next level of consciousness, to progress in their life and achieve their desires, to learn and to grow. I really enjoy working with clients in this way because it also confirms that my work is worthwhile and that I am doing something good with my life by doing this.  
 
As we help others, what is required is that we open our hearts more, and in so doing, we also benefit from the healing that spirit helps bring through us. When we express gratitude, our hearts get bigger. Do you feel it?
 
Now this week comes what has always been one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. What a wonderful thing that we officially have one day a year to express our gratitude. In the same way that we have holidays to honor those we know who have died, we also acknowledge those thoughts on other days too. So too for gratitude. It is an every day state of mind, and we have a beautiful holiday to celebrate it.  
 
This is a time to gather together with family and friends to celebrate our connections over the simple sharing of a good meal and time together for storytelling, games or whatever ways we choose to celebrate this joy. Back when I worked for a company that moved me around the country and I found myself in cities where I had no friends or relatives, we would have what we called orphan dinners on Thanksgiving, where we would get together with co-workers who were also from out of town and everyone brought something to the feast.  
 
What a perfect keynote for this time of year and to continue our journey of love. I do not think that it is good that some merchants are trying to turn this wonderful holiday into just another shopping day. Shopping can be done on other days. I think that it is best to keep the spirit of this day one of gratitude and sharing the joy of living.   
 
I am always happy to hear from you, whether you would like to make an appointment for a session or you just want to let me know how you are doing. I love it when you keep in touch. 
 
 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Death, Near Death and More Love







Encountering death, even in passing, touches that deepest part of us where the love that is at our core takes note of how it can express itself, whether it is our last moment or a reprieve that may last years.

I have noticed that, and perhaps you have too, when you meet someone who died and came back, or those who had a close brush with death either through accident, serious illness or violent crime.

Two of my clients were in Las Vegas when that awful massacre happened. They were paying attention to their spirit guides and fortunately avoided being in the midst of the gunfire. 

They had traveled from Colorado to Vegas and had tickets to go to the country music concert, but that day, they just had a feeling that they didn't want to go and decided to go to a show at the MGM instead. They did not hear a whisper in their ear from a guardian angel. They just had a feeling that this is what they should do. 

Ironically, they were with a group of 30 friends, and 20 of them had that same feeling. I cannot answer your obvious other question about the others. I do know that while the family members of those who were shot are asking "Why did this happen to my family member or friend?" while the survivors are asking "Why am I still alive?"

The answer to this question is unique to each individual. And this brings to mind the answer that I heard many times at the convention of people who have had near death experiences. They all recalled wondering at the visions and feelings they experienced while dead, but then they heard a voice that told them it was not their time yet and felt a push that brought them back. 

What I notice about the people who have had the near death experiences is that they have a sense of love and purpose about them as they go about their lives after that. 

Similarly, many of the survivors of the recent mass shooting will give more thought to what they are doing and make changes so that they can focus their attention on living out their lives from this day forward in a way that is meaningful and significant to them. 

The effects on the families and friends of those who have died will vary greatly. 

To help bring comfort and focus to survivors is a theme of our biggest holiday at this time of year, known as Halloween, All Souls, Samhain and Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). 

Therese Schroeder-Sheker, who has played the harp and sang at the bedsides of thousands of dying people and their family members once noted that the music not only helps the dying person have a smoother transition, it is also for the benefit of those who are still here. 

This sentiment fits perfectly with the spirit of the holiday at the end of the month. We take time to remember those who we know who died this year, and these can include those with whom we had a close personal relationship, pets, and those who touched our lives through their work, such as favorite authors, artists, musicians, actors and others. All of them made lasting impressions on us, influenced us, and generated feelings of love within us.

As we look at their photos, tell stories about them, share a favorite meal of theirs as a way to say good bye and good journey into the next realm, we are giving them a loving send off.

Reflecting on these people and their lives we consider what part they played in ours and how they influenced us, and this may influence our life changing decisions and the path we set our selves upon from here forward.

Any brush with death or near death is a spiritually transformative experience during which mortality poses the question of what will we do if we get to live longer? For those who have survived such experiences, much love is stimulated, partly out of gratitude for surviving, and also out of a renewed sense that we should express our love and humanity at every opportunity and make them priorities. The resulting warmth and vitality in the auras, chakras and energy fields of those people enlivens them in a way that is above and beyond normal. And why shouldn't love and gratitude be the new normal?

It is often through death that we have a greater appreciation for life because, of course we all know that one day we will die, the important question is what we will be doing between now and then. 

Many years ago, a novel by Thornton Wilder, "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" focused on this exact question. The theme was that a bridge collapsed killing several people, was there any reason why they all died on that day and the novel investigates each life. The novel ends with the Abbess's observation: "There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning."

Another great perspective will be found at the Longmont Museum, which for the 17th year of putting on a Day of the Dead Celebration and exhibition which anyone can visit for free from October 14 - November 7. It is the largest Dia de lost Muertos celebration in the state. I always find this exhibition to be worthwhile. There is a lot of heartfelt creativity which may prompt you to do your own ritual, making an altar to remember those who have crossed over since last fall. 

There is another thought about death that I feel is a good perspective.

"Death is the only wise advisor that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you're about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you're wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, 'I haven't touched you yet."
~ Carlos CastaƱeda, Journey to Ixtlan



So in a very real sense, I feel that it is good that we have this day of the year where we pause to acknowledge our losses, then draw on this wisdom and these feelings to inform our path forward. It seems fitting and in sync with the season that as trees let go of their leaves and reveal their skeletons, that we are mirroring that activity within.

The year is in its coldest, darkest quarter and this is a magnificent time to do our inner journeys and inner work in earnest as we focus and set our priorities and set foot on the path we are choosing to move forward on. For those of us who have survived close brushes with death, we savor each day and express our love freely. It is always a good day to tell someone that you love them. We do not know how many days we have left, so let us make each one as good as we can. Express that love now, while we are here. 

I love all of you who my spirit guides bring to me. I know that you are here because I can help you and I am very happy to be working with my guides to serve you. What a wonderful day to be alive!


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Turning Over a New Leaf




It looks like we will be having an early autumn this year with some trees already changing color in August, and so we may already be feeling the change. I know that I am.  
 
I have always felt that this is the most powerful time of the year for many reasons, some obvious, some not so.
 
September is when people return from summer vacations and go back to school, and business and yes, I know that many schools reopen in August, but things really gear up after Labor Day, which is usually considered the last holiday weekend of summer. People who changed homes so that their kids can get into new schools may still be settling into their new homes. People who need to do some kind of repairs before the snow and freezing temperatures come will be busy getting them done in the fall. People who have fireplaces or wood stoves are busy getting cords of firewood stacked up.  
 
With this flow of energy, many people stir thoughts around in their mind about whether they are in the business they really want to be in or how what they are doing relates to what they studied in school.  
 
As we enjoy the fall offerings of the harvest, cooking takes on different flavors as we do more baking of potatoes, pies, squashes, breads, roasts, stews and soups.  
 
Then we have all of these incredible holidays that are loaded with emotion and celebration. Beginning with the Fall Equinox, then proceeding through Halloween, Thanksgiving, Yule and New Year's, no other quarter of our year holds so many festive occasions when we get together with family and friends.  
 
Depending on what kind of business you are in, this could be the beginning of another business cycle, and in that way, we focus our energies intensely on really getting things rolling. 
 
After the Fall Equinox, the days begin getting much darker and colder again, making it a good time for more fireplaces and candles. And since it is darker and colder, a fine time for introspection and reflection.
 
That is why publishing companies put out their best books, studios release their best movies, theatres and symphonies begin their new seasons. It is not just to promote holiday sales, although that is obviously a factor. It is also because this is a time of year when people are more likely to stay in and enjoy these things.
 
Fall is also the time of year when the big metaphysical fairs get into high gear after being quiet during the summer months.
 
To keep things in perspective, I enjoy every day and celebrate life 365 days a year. But it is when Autumn comes around again every year that I most feel the changes coming on.  
 
So as you think about those things that you want to know more about, things you would like to learn, this is a great time to get started. Personal consultations and classes are very timely. If you are looking to engage in a course of personal development or spiritual studies, fall is a great time to begin.
 
I teach people one-on-one at my home office, but if you and your friends would like me to come to your place to teach a group, we can do that too, same as I go to people's homes or businesses when they want to have parties there.  
 
And there is always flexibility in my pricing for people taking classes or groups of sessions. 
 
Where will your life's journey take you next? How can I help you get there?
 
It is never too late to start something new. Louise Hay, the great author, publisher and speaker who just died this week did not start the work for which she was best known until she was 60.   
 
And for those of you who are younger, there are many people who are developing excellent practices that will give them a head start in life by getting started now, rather than waiting until you are older.  
 

So if there is something you have been thinking about for a while, remember, it is never too late to begin something new. 


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Choosing Our Vibrations





Every day, we consciously choose our vibrations, and in so doing, set the tone for what happens next.  
Once we have done that we can feel the difference in our lives.
 
When we begin our day by thanking our spirit guides for all the good they have brought our way, there is a pleasant and positive feeling as we review these things and smile in appreciation. So that opens the channel for communication with our spirit guides where we ask them if they have any advice for us today, or anything they think we should know.  
 
Second, starting our day like this puts us in a good mood to begin doing what we need to do and expressing appreciation for those we encounter, whether they are working in a store or restaurant where we are stopping. Our positive vibration brightens both their day and ours.  
 
Notice your gut instinct when you are making a choice. It is always accurate. When we get a strong yes, our spirit guides are confirming that we are on track. When we get a strong no, they are warning us away from something.
 
When I wrote my last newsletter, I had that feeling very strongly. As soon as I was asked to volunteer at the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) Conference, I immediately got a yes, that volunteering there would be good for me to do. And it was. The entire weekend, I felt that there was an aura of higher consciousness permeating the entire event and all the people in it. There was a sense of love, kindness and cooperation everywhere. People were discussing important things that they had experienced and insights they gained from those experiences. And they were a pleasure to work with and be around. I met some really good people and hope to hear from them again. Choosing to be part of this was an excellent decision, which was prompted by an immediate gut signal from my spirit guides that was given with no hesitation.   
 
Here is a lovely testimonial that I received for my participation.
 
"As we conclude 2017 IANDS, I wanted to thank you all for your support of the healing community and those who sought out your services. I witnessed each of you treat your clients with respect, provide the best reading/energy work that you could, and provide value to those you served. Some of you even took the time to support your fellow healers/readers by sharing your gifts with them as well. I want to say how much I appreciated your decision to accept IANDS' invitation, your dedication to your craft, and the willingness to share your gift with others. There was a bit of chaos in the halls, yet you had no problem focusing and giving it your all. Thank you!" ~ Karel Hadacek 
 
In my recent communications with my spirit guides, I have been affirming with them that I want to develop more relationships with clients who want to make changes in their lives and will work with me on an ongoing basis until they make real progress on their goals and we can celebrate their progress and success.  
 
Part of that satisfaction is about being flexible in working with people so that it really addresses their needs. I feel good when I see the joy in those who are reaching their next level of development.
 
A simple important truth to remember every day is that where your thoughts go, your energy goes. So we create the vibrations of joy, love, creativity, progress and well being rather than dwelling on negative feelings.  
 
Extend those vibrations out around you everywhere you go and you will attract more people into your life who are vibrating in like ways. An aspect of that everyone wants is to have a romantic partner who shares their joys and visions. Good smaller relationships lead to good bigger relationships.  
 
And it is always beautiful to note how even small exchanges with a store clerk or a receptionist can brighten their day and yours. There are plenty of grumpy and negative people in the world, so how much nicer is it even in the smallest way, when what we say or do can bring a smile to someone's face. Every little bit of joy we create increases the positive vibrations in our aura.
 
So keep in touch with your spirit guides and choose courses of action that elicit higher vibrations and makes each day a better day. Achieving our big goals is all about being on that journey one step at a time. Each vibration along the way helps us get there.
 
Ask yourself this question. Are my vibrations aligning with my visions for what I want in my life? 
 
Have a wonderful day today.
 

And I would love to help you make it even better. Remember there are always packages and flexible pricing to fit your budget.


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dying and Coming Back






How would you feel about your life if you died without doing all those things that you kept thinking that you wanted to do, but just never got around to?

Is today the day that you make your bucket list?

Actually, rather than bucket list, what about those things that keep coming to mind that would be seriously life changing, rather than silly stunts or frivolous wishes?

Why am I even bringing this up today?

I am bringing this up because I have often felt that we live more than one life in this lifetime. In one way, those of us who have had more than one significant relationship, more than one career, lived in different states or countries,engaged in different hobbies or activities that have really changed our energies, survived serious health challenges and near death experiences all have had this experience.

In previous generations, our parents, grandparents and ancestors often lived their entire lives without venturing more than 20 miles from where they were born. Many had one job which they worked their entire life. Many never changed religions, staying in whatever church their parents took them to. Many never changed hobbies or habits. This was their life.

And then there are the advances in modern science and medicine.

There are many people alive today who died and were brought back. People who were clinically dead and then revived. I have met some of them. And I am about to meet more of them.

The first of them was Dannion Brinkley, author of the book "Saved by the Light" who has a great sense of humor. He was talking on his phone when lightning struck and he found himself floating up by the ceiling looking down at his body on the bed. He says he asked "Who is that down there?" and a voice told him that that was him. He said, "Oh no, that ain't me. I'm better looking than that!" Then he went up through that tunnel of light and saw those spirits waiting for him and they revived him and his spirit went back into his body. He now spends his life doing hospice work with veterans.

Another was a Brazilian man whose name I cannot recall. I went to visit the healing center of the famous healer John of God in a little town some distance from Brazilia. At one of the sessions, they had various people come to the stage and offer their testimony about John. In other sessions, we were present and participating when John was doing healing work. This man told the story of how he had died and was in the morgue when John came to him in spirit and brought him back.

I knew another young man in Georgia who told me about three times when hed died and came back. And there are others.

These stories have always amazed me and I have noticed how in all of their stories there were similarities about getting glimpses of the spirit world and then being called back because they had more work to do here in this life.

You see, there are now many who had heart attacks, cancer, auto accidents and other events which not so long ago would have ended their lives, but due to the skills of the EMTs, doctors, nurses, technicians and others, they were revived and repaired.

There are so many of these people now among us that there is a whole organization of them, called the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) and they are having a conference here in Colorado. The details are below if you are interested. I will be there all 4 days.

I was contacted about being a volunteer at this conference and I immediately thought that this would be a good thing to do. They wanted volunteers to do healing work and readings for the attendees. I am open to doing what needs to be done and I am looking forward to meeting more of these people who are now essentially getting a do-over in life.

You see science and medicine have opened another gateway. We can see life in a different perspective than our elders and ancestors. The different religions have different theories about what happens after we die. These people who have died and came back got to see for themselves some of what is on the other side.

Why do I do what I do? How does any of this relate to my life?

My father died of a heart attack back before open heart surgery was a common procedure, and stents and new medicines were not even an idea yet. Before I moved here, I had a heart attack and I survived it. I have a stent and I take medicines.

My birthday is this month and I have already lived many more years than my father or either of my grandfathers. And to think that I used to think of them as old. Perspective changes with time, doesn't it?

Funny thing is that people commonly guess my age much younger than it is and they are usually surprised when I tell them what it is. I thought of my elders as old when they really were young in today's terms. And here I am older and perceived as younger.

My mother is now the oldest person in the family at 92, and I am certain that she is still going because she gets up every day and has things she wants to do, she takes care of her health and she has a profound relationship to spirit. And my experience shows me that people who have a good attitude age differently than people who have a bad attitude.

I believe that I have a lot more left to do and I am looking forward to it all and I intend to live a lot longer. And sometimes getting more out of life means taking another look at death.

All this has shown me that there is more work for me to do with those of you who are willing to take a deeper look at your life and want to move forward with your ideas and feelings.

We who are still here are the survivors, so what are we going to do with our time? What will you make of your do-overs?

So what is it that you will do next? What is it that you will move forward on your schedule? How alive can you feel today? What can you do to get more out of life?

This is quite a gift we have been given, isn't it?