Monday, September 16, 2019

Breaking Out of Self Imposed Limitations





Happy Harvest Moon! As I write this newsletter under the light of the full moon we traditionally call the Harvest Moon, it is a perfect time to reflect on all we have harvested this year and look forward to enjoying this and thinking about how we want to grow from here.

So as we think about what is next for us, one of our biggest challenges is often breaking free of self imposed limitations. How many times have we had an opportunities that we stopped ourselves from taking?

We often do that because we fear failure. It is important to differentiate between foolish risks and calculated risks. How many times have we kept something on the back burner for years even though spirit keeps popping it into our mind. The questions to ask ourselves are these.

Our spirit guides are bringing things to our attention, but are we listening? When the same subject continues to be on the back burner and does not disappear, someone wants us to notice. So, at some point, we either dismiss the idea or move it to the front burner and make it an active part of our life.

There are some things in life that we need to master in order to advance. Some are essential. Others are simply free will choices, but the lesson is still about mastering knowledge and techniques in order to advance. When we drop the roadblocks and quit censoring ourselves, amazing things happen in our communication and that is called magic.

It is a matter of feeling, that feeling we get in our gut when we are making a choice. Feelings are spirit's way of guiding us, rather than using intellectual explanations.

Say YES more often in your life. When spirit brings something to your attention three times, check it out rather than put it on the back burner. You will always have a choice of saying this is not for me or making it part of your next level of activity and development.

Notice how a flow of energy opens when you finally make time for that which you have put off, but now feel ready for. You feel a resonance when you hear about something and you know it is of interest to you. When you feel that, say YES. This sets the energy in motion. If someone asks you to dance and you say "no I can't dance," Who just stopped you?

If someone offers you a business opportunity, if you don't feel your energy in it, then it is not the best way to go. Choose the way that encourages you to feel good every day. It is always true that there might be other ventures we might be in that would make more money, but do we really want to do that? When you get an offer that really suits you, you feel it right away. One word for this feeling is intuition. It is also one of the languages our spirit guides use to speak to us because feelings are more universal than words, and therefore clearer connections.

Once we feel that we want to be in a relationship, a job, an activity or a group, then our next step is how to become part of that and do it splendidly.

So our spirit guides are pointing the way and then it is up to us to use our use our will to make progress. The two together produce synergy, a combined energy, and desire is the fire in our engines. All of this is conscious choice. It is when it fits with that YES feeling in the pit of your stomach with no reservations, that you can be confident that you are making the right move.

After all, think about how we know things. We try new things and decide how we feel about it and we stick with those things that give us greatest satisfaction. And feelings drive our desire to learn, so pay attention to this language that spirit uses to speak with us.


Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Let this note help make your day. I love you.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

Healing and Our Hungers



Have you ever noticed how when you have an illness, injury or other physical challenge that first we need to just rest and heal. I have been sleeping longer now that I am on the mend. Plus of course, I am using herbs as well as prescriptions to address what needs to be addressed. And then the next phase brings a desire to rebound.

This week, for example, I finally got back to my normal work out speed and strength and lost a few pounds that stacked up while I was healing and sleeping a lot. Have you noticed how your desire grows for the things you missed when you were recuperating?

It is like our hunger for food. When we have been working or actively moving around, suddenly the next meal time we feel a true hunger. Not sort of nibbling or snacking. Devouring a meal. Refueling the engine.

Have you noticed that the same hunger arises when we have not been practicing those things that keep us on our path. That is when we find ourselves with a sudden desire to deepen our practices. Why? Because that same energy that summoned us, beckons us back again.

For example, for many years, I have done rituals on the full moons and when I miss it, I notice it because missing it throws my rhythm off. So I get back on track with the next moon. By the way, in addition to writing this newsletter on the full moon, I also made a new batch of bath salts for everyone who comes to see me this month. These parts of my full moon nights are helping me stay on track. Keeping in touch with you is a real blessing. If you are thinking of calling or writing, please do.

As you know, I have been a long time practitioner of reiki (a Reiki Master for 23 years now), and I keep discovering new dimensions to the process. Spirit keeps prompting me to advance my craft and learn more. My spirit guides are incredible teachers and companions. And they keep sending me the most incredible people to work with. Confidence in your alignment with spirit is critical when you are resonating powerfully with your choices.

Recently, for example, two lovely people I have known for years referred people to me who wanted a reader for their outdoor events. I so appreciated their offers and referrals that I was briefly tempted. Then I recalled why I do not do outdoor festivals any more and why I do not buy spaces in shows that are not metaphysical. In that instant, I just knew that my spirit guides would send me more clients to work with instead. And they did. The lesson from experience is this. Earlier, I figured that taking every opportunity was the way to go, so I was gone a lot. But then after taking a good look at my practice and what is working best, I just trusted that if I stayed on track, that all would be good.

You see, these are tests that spirit is giving us to see if we have the courage and confidence to stay on our path and really work it. And this can only come from experience. My spirit guides have helped me so many times that I know we are in alignment and that we are working closely together.

Think about it. Most of you met with me when you were at a turning point of some sort in your life. And many of you have shared your stories with me about what happened next. And that is a big part of the reason why I love doing what I do. The testimonials below really touch my heart. This is truly the reward of being a healer.

One of the joys of writing this newsletter is that every time I send one out, not only do appointments follow, but many of you send me back notes telling me how much you appreciated these articles and how they addressed something that was on your mind too.

I want to let each of you know that just as much as I have had an influence on you, you have also had an influence on me and you have shaped the trajectory of this stage of my life.

When we pause for a moment and consider the ripple effects of what we do, it is often greater than we knew. Read some of these testimonials in the section below. People are confirming that they did not just have a reading or a reiki healing. They experienced a magical awakening that has helped expand their consciousness, with fresh insights, focus and clear energy.

It is always my intention to do my best for everyone, and this focus and assistance from my spirit guides produces profound results. That feels so good that I have long ago decided that this is the way I will spend the rest of my life.

A couple of issues ago, I mentioned that I was under consideration for a book publishing contract. That deal did not work out, but I was honored to be asked. No disappointment. Someone else got the contract. That gives me more time to work with each of you, which is what I really want to do right now. I cherish the time we spend together. And I know that my spirit guides will be bringing me something else that will be good, it is just a matter of time. I have found myself in tight alignment with my spirit guides these days, and it feels great. The fact that this is producing good results for you too is a source of another dimension of deep satisfaction. Thank you. I appreciate every one of you.


Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Let this note help make your day. I love you.

The photo below is one I took in the Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild Park in Montana. The Bridge, created by sculptor Cornelia Konrads of Germany, is suspended in mid-air, with a break in the middle. Picture it as a reminder to be conscious of what bridges we are building and maintaining with others. Also poses the question of what do we do when there is a break in our path?


Friday, August 2, 2019

Physical Challenges & Our Spiritual Journey





Physical challenges often are the most visible signs of changes we are facing.

When we are suddenly confronted with a new diagnosis of an illness or injury, we are being given a new learning curve.

When something that has always functioned naturally suddenly is not working right, we are set on a path to learn new things about our body. And of course, we want to get those parts that are not working, back in their proper place and function. Sometimes these are ways that we are being reminded that we need to improve our daily habits, and yes, I have learned many lessons of this nature. 19 years ago I had a heart attack, which caused me to make important changes and I have enjoyed all these many years since with no recurrence of that problem.

As a result, I see my doctor quarterly for check ups, and have used the services of practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture in addition to consulting with a nurse practitioner for coaching on my dietary and exercise habits. I have used the services of a physical trainer and I use the services of chirpractors and massage therapists. I have definitely focused on healthy eating, and working out at the gym almost daily. I drink lots of water and very little alcohol.

So imagine my surprise when suddenly, one of the things that often presents itself in older people presented itself in me, requiring a trip to the ER, a medical procedure and a new prescription to take, and a new test coming up. I also offer this observation based on experience to you. One of my doctors prescribed the infamous codone type pills for pain. I told my doctor that I do not need any more of that. I get much better results from edible marijuana. Of course, I have heard the stories in the news as you have about the terrible addiction that these pills cause. So I was wondering what they were like. And I got the help I needed from marijuana, which does not cause addiction or overdose deaths. This is my experience.

Not to worry any of you reading this. What I am referring to is not visible or contagious. It was just quite painful and unnerving. Part of the pain is not simply the physical discomfort, but also curiosity. There is a pain we get from not knowing. I know that all of you who have experienced unexpected health events wants an answer to that same question. Since I have been taking good care of myself, why is this organ not acting properly? So what am I doing about all this? Working with my doctors and health care practitioners and changing my thinking.

Because of course, I am going to make whatever course corrections I need to make and reset my thinking every morning to keep affirming that all of my vital organs are working properly and that I will do everything I can to keep them working properly.

My first thought when this problem presented itself is to say to myself. "I am not old yet. I have much more to do yet and I have dedicated myself to doing all the healing work for others that I am able to do, and in so doing, have aligned my purpose with that of my spirit guides." Spirit loves it when we help other people.

Continuing to work with all of you has definitely helped lift my spirits and keep focused. So when working with others who are dealing with illness or injury, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual, I know that you may well be going through these same steps. Often times, in the initial stages, we are wondering what happened as well as what needs to be done next.

Another thought to consider is this. Often times when we sustain an illness or injury, spirit is telling us that we need to slow down and get plenty of rest. For example, during those times when I have had a bad cold, after a few days of sweating, coughing, runny nose, sore throat and the other symptoms, a few days later, after a couple of soothing herbal baths and cold remedies, and the fever feels like it is broken, I do the laundry, shower and feel like I am off to a fresh start. It has always been my way to work long and hard when I am working, and so spirit is saying, take a break. Get some rest. Then get going again.

When we have other, more serious issues, it will take more than that. I have been observing for example, one of my mentors, James Wanless, creator of the Voyager Tarot, continue to travel and do his work even though he has been undergoing treatments for prostate cancer. And I am also keeping in mind the lessons of people like Louise Hay who overcame serious illnesses to continue on with productive lives for many more years. Energy, positive thinking and metaphysical methods helped them, and I know that reiki and positive thinking are plus factors for me as well.

And I remember a funny story that Wayne Dyer told about himself. One night while he was on the road, he had a heart attack. As it was happening, and it was dawning on him what was happening, he said to himself, "I can't be having a heart attack. I am Wayne Dyer! I exercise every day, I eat healthy, I do not smoke or drink, I practice positive thinking. How can I be having a heart attack?" Well, we all have something of that attitude in us.

Of course, Wayne did survive that one, but he did die several years later. And as soon as he was able he got back to doing his work the best he could for the rest of his life. But I certainly relate to his sense of humor and I cannot help but smile recalling it. Can't you just picture it? Certainly having encountered some of these physical challenges can make a healer more empathetic to those who seek their help and perhaps opens the healing energy channels even wider. Some of the things I have learned in healing myself are also applicable to all of you because in sharing what we learn, it expands and grows roots. Again, this is from my experience.

So my spirit guides are working with me and I am getting better. And I am still keeping my schedule open for all of you. Just another constant reminder that in life we are always learning as well as always teaching.

Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Let this note help make your day. I love you.

The photo below is one I took in the Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture in the Wild Park in Montana. The Bridge, created by sculptor Cornelia Konrads of Germany, is suspended in mid-air, with a break in the middle. Picture it as a reminder to be conscious of what bridges we are building and maintaining with others. Also poses the question of what do we do when there is a break in our path?



Monday, July 1, 2019

Mystical Gardens and Mountains





I know that some of you will wonder if I went horseback riding or fly fishing on my trip to Montana. No, but I did go on a hike, enjoyed swimming in a hot springs pool, had a wonderful visit with my sisters and mother up here and enjoyed my sister's yard which she has turned into a fabulous garden with all kinds of flowers blooming, whimsical sculptures placed in among all the plants. It was very relaxing, and every morning we were visited by rabbits, all kinds of birds during the day, and every evening, deer would visit the yard. My sister who lives up here is a wonderful artist and has a gallery and studio, so that influence was everywhere. And this is where mom celebrated her 94th birthday with us. I look forward to having a long and happy life that goes that long too. So this was our base camp, if you will.

Then on top of that, there were plenty of unexpected pleasures that I discovered up here. Imagine enjoying a leisurely walk through a small town and finding an excellent metaphysical shop where I picked up a couple of hard to find tarot decks, having a delicious meal in a small cafe with a very healthy menu, and enjoying a baroque music concert in a park. Totally beyond expectations!

Yet, there were two places that my sister took us to that opened another dimension. One was a visit to Blackfoot Pathways Sculpture Park in the Wild where we experienced incredible sculptures crafted out of wood by a number of internationally known sculptors. Some sculptures you could just look at and touch while others you could actually experience by getting inside of them and seeing them from all different angles, inside out. This was on the Blackfoot Indian Reservation. And at this very moment when we were immersed in this wonderland, some of you were calling and texting me for appointments. How incredible!



Then, we visited the Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas which is a Tibetan Buddhist creation located on the Flathead Indian Reservation. This is an incredible experience with a huge park laid out in the form or a giant wheel of dharma. There are statues of Buddha and Tara, the Buddhist goddess of compassion all over these grounds, with meditation pools and gardens representing the eightfold path of Buddha's teachings with his quotes carved in boulders and huge stones. In the center of the wheel there is a magnificent stupa (temple) and on the hill above the wheel, the largest tent made of prayer flags I have ever seen, which you can take a short hike up to and from there get a view of the wheel from above, along with a panoramic view of the mountains. While we were up there, a bald eagle was circling high above us, and at that very moment, my sister got a call from an artist friend who helped create this place. Simultaneously, while I was up there a few of you were texting and calling me asking for appointments when I get back. I know that there was no way you could have known where I was when you called, and there is no way that my sister's friend could have known where she was when he called. And I know that you know that old saying that there are no accidents. What a blessing and an affirmation that we are on the right path!



I am writing this to you during my last day in Montana, and this will be finding its way to your mailbox while I am beginning the drive back to Colorado. Once again, there are signs from spirit that keep illuminating my path.

You might have suspected that my vacation would be full of the unexpected because my life has always been populated with people and events that are truly marvelous and unexpected. How could it not be? I had a wonderful visit with my family and now I return to my home and office and get to experience the magnificent and loving, healing interactions with all of you.

Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Sometimes people come to visit and have a cup of coffee or tea or we go get something to eat or go for a walk, and I love those visits too. Let this note help make your day. I love you.


Monday, June 3, 2019

Being Love is the best way to find it





So many times when people ask how they can find love, they overlook the fact that the best way to draw love to them is by being love.

What do I mean by this? Consider a frequently heard comment by people who are looking for their partner, soulmate, lover, whatever term you prefer. Does it strike you as odd when you hear a person say that they are "looking for their other half"? None of us are a half being, we are all whole beings. No argument that it is wonderful to have a partner, and meeting and forming a relationship with another person is a true blessing and great source of pleasure. But that is not because we are missing something, it is because we like the complementary factors that work between us and how the other person can contribute to our joy in life.

During the course of our lifetime, we will find a number of people who have brought some light into our life and sometimes these relationships teach us valuable lessons in the time we are together, and then we evolve and engage in other relationships. It is important to realize that there are many soulmates for us in this world, not just one.

Being love simply means that by being loving towards everyone we come in contact with, and enjoying and appreciating the all that is part of our life, then it is easier for others to connect with us. Every time we meet another person with whom we share common interests, we find an example of that.

Those AHA moments when we realize what has happened in a relationship, it is often because there is something we did not recognize in our partnership, and as that develops, a chasm grows. How does this happen? Perhaps because we were not listening carefully when the other person talked about what they really like and what is really important to them.

How can we improve our chances of creating a good relationship? Here is a suggestion. As we become aware of our own energy systems, using the chakra system as a model, we know which of our chakras, or energy centers, if you prefer, are strong and clear and which ones are blocked.

To be our best self, we want all of our energy systems to be clear, with a strong flow of energy through them. In other words, all seven of our chakras are working. So then if we want to form a solid relationship with another person, how are all of their chakras working? And how well do they align with ours?

If we can connect with another person at at seven levels, that is where we should begin to ascertain our compatibility. And throughout our relationship, what will keep our connection strong is to always be aware if there is clarity or blockage between us on an energetic level.

Being more aware of our energy bodies is something that frequently gets overlooked when we focus intensely on our physical bodies. Of course, these are interconnected, and to raise our consciousness, we need to evaluate both our physical and energetic wellsprings to see what powerful combinations we can make. Part of what evolution is teaching us right now is that our energy body is more important than we have been thinking.

Think about it.


Any time any one of you contacts me, it really helps make my day whether you want to make an appointment or just to keep in touch and let me know how you are doing. I like hearing your stories of what has been happening since the last time we met. And of course, I am always ready to help with what is next. Sometimes people come to visit and have a cup of coffee or tea or we go get something to eat or go for a walk, and I love those visits too. Let this note help make your day. I love you.