Saturday, August 30, 2008

Bedroom Health

I've been speaking and teaching about how to make healthier product and lifestyle choices for more than a decade, and it's rewarding to see the shift towards greater enviro-consciousness finally becoming mainstream. In this article, Begin With the Bedroom, the author covers the basics to make your sleep sanctuary a true health haven.

I offer a free class handout, From Harmful to Harmony: 13 Simple Steps You Can Take Today To Improve Your Health for anyone who makes a donation to

Sweet dreams!

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Mosquitoes of Life

Been feeling a little on edge (or off the edge) lately? I certainly have. The night before the lunar eclipse of 8/16, I discovered that the ideal camper van I've sought for months (and driven hundreds of miles questing) had been available right under my nose, and sold for a fraction of its worth, that day. I cried tears of frustration, since it's only the latest manifestation of a pattern I'm well ready to release.

What a relief to learn this episode wasn't "just" about being unable to handle "life": In her latest alert, Karen Bishop reminds us, "If you are one who is unusually sensitive and connects easily, you may have experienced the lunar eclipse on August 16th with confusing feelings of low self worth, perhaps self-loathing, and even guilt for no apparent reason. You may have felt just plain icky and you did not know why. Suddenly feeling bad about ourselves for no apparent reason is simply a manifestation of the lunar eclipse supporting us in going deep within and seeing the denser aspects of who we are."

And Daniel Jacob plays off a similar theme in his current post, Perfect!, in which he discusses the perfectly normal response of rage when we've reached the end of our rope due to the "mosquitoes of life", the little annoyances that can finally push us over the edge to where we just have to vent the frustration. He also talks about allowing rage to morph into sage. Worth the read ... check it out.

And may you enjoy the return of equanimity as we surge towards balance and the new in September!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Becoming Invisible

I've always been fascinated by the idea of being invisible. From the cloaking device employed by the Star Trek Enterprise to the Invisibility Cloak given to Harry Potter by Dumbledore, I'm enchanted by the idea of being able to slip into places unseen, for edification, transformation, or just plain fun.

Reconnections channel Daniel Jacob says this isn't such a farfetched concept for those of us willing to begin exploring alternative modes of reality and transport. His article, Invisibility is both instructive and inspirational.

Now that our pair of August eclipses has shown us what needed to be seen and helped us eclipse the shadow side that no longer serves our highest good, it's easier to enLighten up and travel in other dimensions, seen and unseen.

I look forward to not seeing you somewhere soon! ;-)

Friday, August 15, 2008

13 Codes of Ascension: The Pathless Road Home

Here's a fascinating account of humanity's progress through the Ages, from Aluna Joy:

The 13 Codes of Ascension
… The original vision of the creator, and how we fell from Paradise

There are two ways that we enter a material form to create a spirit in a human body. We have to create a physical body up from the 9 underworlds of Earth. This dense, clunky, material body (an Earthly space suit, so to speak) is subject to gravity, time and dimension, and it takes a lot of energy to maintain least for now.

Simultaneously, we also have to bring down our Spirit through the 13 Heavens, or 13 CODES, into the body, so we can live physically and have creative consciousness at the same time. The blessing is that the Spirit has no limitations at all.

The fact is simply this...we were not born here...we fell into this life. Bit by bit we fell. Our awareness of unity, oneness, and how to use the creative power of the universe was lost bit by bit as we fell into our denser, Earthly body. Some of us remember screaming all the way as we fell. This is not a fun process. We fell through the 13 codes. We made it through all of the first 12 codes. We almost embodied the 13th code, but the fall of Atlantis forced us to reschedule this event to a later time. That time is now.

The 13 Codes of Ascension - This is how you fell here.

In code 1, we were ONE with all life and all life was all ONE.

This is what we might perceive as heaven, nirvana, or paradise. Many of us still remember this glorious space, but this memory can also make us quite homesick.

In code 2, the creation of a dimension took place. It created a base location, of sorts, for life. All of creation was still united in this dimension.

In code 3, the dimension split creating multiple, uncountable dimensions. It also created duality; the light and the dark, the right and wrong, etc. ... Space was created and space grew between dimensions. All of us living on this planet now are in this one dimension and are only slightly aware of the other realties.

In code 4, the creation of the Four Directions took place. This created movement within the light and the dark. Time began because of movement, which also created the past, present, future — and don't forget gravity! What fun! :)

In code 5, sound, vibration, and frequency were created, adding definition to the movement. Many sound healers use this code for healing.

In code 6, memory was created and history began. Memory is a huge part of our problem now, as it anchors us to the past, and keeps us from living in the present moment. We each have a small seed of memory of the united one within us all, and this is our path back home to this oneness.

In code 7, creative power was formed. It is what we now know as Spirit. This is our energy source in which we can manifest as creators.

In code 8, the elements of fire, water, air and earth were created. Planets were formed in our dimension.

In code 9, the mind and consciousness was created. Along with it was the ability to put to use the creative power.

In code 10, finally the physical body was created. This was to be a tool in which we could create with consciousness and physical reality. The issue is that we tend to identify with the limiting, physical body as who we are. It is not so. Also, code 10 created beginning and endings, cycles of life, and birth and death.

In code 11, the creation of the family, community and collective consciousness took place.

In code 12, we began to work with collective creating. Here humanity learned how to cope with the issues of creating together through trial and error. Yep, you guessed it... this is where we are right now.

In code 13, we finally arrive fully into life and back to ONENESS all at the same time. But here is the catch ... You see, we have not been fully born into life yet. This is why you always feel something is missing, or think there should be more to life than this. The loss of this missing code has also driven you to search for it. Could this be where the Christians' idea that we need to be "born again" came from? Code 13 is the collective ascension back into ONENESS. It is a rebirth into a higher plane of existence while in a physical form. This is what we feel is missing and continue to search for. This is a time that the Ancient Maya foresaw and recorded with the grand calendar cycles. This is why you and I are here ... to reclaim that code!

This was a grand plan of the great creator (by the way, this is US, collectively) was to let go of everything that we knew as the ONE to enter a new physical reality. In the letting go, we will gain a higher plane than we had before and new higher cycle. We embarked on this grand journey with great courage and with little or no memory of the ONE, of where we came from, or of what we lost. The grand plan was to experience a vast and extensive journey of re-discovery of universal truth and oneness. We wanted to challenge ourselves to recover the Light and the Truth with only the faith of a mustard seed. There was a tiny seed of light which was still inside of us when we completed all 12 codes. This is an inner light that we all have within, and which we have nurtured and developed. The question was ... could we get back to Oneness while in a physical body?

As we enter the 13th code, there will be no path to follow. It will be confusing, and we will have to trust ourselves ... our HEARTS. Our ancestors did not go here, so they will be no help for us. Gurus, teachers and prophets will not be any help either. But they have taken us this far. Thank you. We are all in the same boat now. We all are seeds of light ... the light keepers that will bring in and anchor the last and final 13th code. This may very well be a reason why you were called here at this time. They say this is why you are reading this now.

As we enter the 13th code, systems, programs and ways of life will become obsolete and will fall away. Once we are fully awake with all 13 codes, there will be no need for laws, dogmas, traditions, governments, programs, social standards, and even organized religion. Once we are awake, we will not need these types of protective programs around us, because we will be impeccably conscious and take right action in every situation.

At the time of the fall of Atlantis, and the mass migration to Egypt, a vital key to manifesting the 13th code of creation on the Earth was temporally lost. This cataclysm in the past is still affecting us now. Our world is drowning in this catastrophobia. It is our job not to feed this illusion in anyway. The betrayal, abuses and attacks we suffered in history can return to fear and thus confuse the truth. These fears are just old memories returning to be cleared out. This is our cross to bear as we come back to the one and embody the ascension of the 13th code. Remember our heart is the truth absolute, and the ONLY TRUTH.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Is America coming home to wholeness at last?

We've fallen in love with hybrid cars, and now, there appears to be a wellspring of support for a potential hybrid president. Because while the media is calling Barack Obama "Black," in truth he could just as easily be labelled "White": as he himself has stated, he is the child of a white American from Kansas and a black African from Kenya. A hybrid, who understands perhaps better than most what it means to hold the "both/and".

I just saw this bumper sticker today and thought it was amazing:

Barack to the Future!

May it be so.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

08.08.08: Change Is Infinite!

Friday, 08.08.08, heralds not only the Beijing Olympics, but a worldwide moment for peace: the number 8 on its side signifies infinity, and 8 has always been the number of change numerologically.

Link up with your global siblings on Worldwide Moment and share your ideas for creating a more equitable, loving, harmonious place to live.

Blessed Be!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Another Hay Ride: Listening to Louise

Every month, master coach and bestselling author Cheryl Richardson hosts a telegathering featuring someone whose work is helping to advance human evolution. Last week, her inimitable guest was a woman who catalyzed my own initiatory journey, along with that of millions of others: Louise Hay, one of the pioneers of the personal growth field.

I first met Louise in 1988, not long after my friend Susan had gifted me with a copy of Louise's classic, You Can Heal Your Life for my birthday. Louise's gatherings were known as Hay Rides, and indeed, it's a life-altering excursion.

Here's the recorded call for your elevating pleasure.

I scribbled Louise's core affirmations that she shared on air, and have been singing them this past week. (I find affirmations just naturally lend themselves to music without any effort, and make them easier to remember). What a marvelous refresher!

All is well.

Everything is working out for my highest good.

Out of this situation, only good will come.


In addition, Louise recommends gratitude at all times. It's fine to be grateful in advance of receiving what you seek. Then, Life says, "Yes, I love you, too!"

Saturday, August 02, 2008

One Sound, One Heart, One Soul

Last night, to honor one of the most powerful evolutionary opportunities we'll experience this year (full solar eclipse occurring on the Lammas cross-quarter gateway), I was blessed to be part of a shamanic sound healing ceremony facilitated by Akasa, a sound ceremonialist and visionary who was initiated into her life purpose by the Oracle of Delphi on Summer Solstice, 1997.

Akasa carries the purest Love/Wisdom energy of anyone I've encountered. When I "happened" to meet her nearly a year ago at Whole Foods, she was dressed as the Goddess incarnate and I had to express my joy at how she chose to manifest in the world. She immediately responded from a deep level of recognition, and we spoke as the sisters we no doubt are, across eons.

Yet I suspect most people she meets feel similarly embraced by her ecstatic essence. In addition to those of us who are less well known, luminaries from Stanley Krippner, PhD, to Brian Swimme, PhD ("The Universe Story" with Thomas Berry); from Fred Alan Wolf, PhD (featured in What the Bleep Do We Know!? and The Secret) to Barbara Marx Hubbard, laud her work.

Akasa has begun making VISION Statement Movies of people's life purpose that, as Swimme notes, "contain the multiple modes of mind, heart, soul, sound, body and spirit all at once." During yesterday's One Sound Visioning event, we collectively helped birth a New Humanity and a New Earth.

Celebrating with Akasa elevates you to a higher level of personal harmony. Highly recommended!