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?