Saturday, April 25, 2009

How to Raise Your Energy

One of the best instant mood elevators is recognizing and appreciating something you take for granted in your life. It sounds simple, and ~ it really works. Here's an example:

Last weekend I participated in an EFT class (Emotional Freedom Technique). I've done a lot of clearing over the years, and am always open to learning new technologies to take my life to the next level. I've known about EFT for a decade, but never really took the time to learn it. Just a brief note because this is important to my story: EFT involves tapping on "energy meridians" of the body using two fingers of either hand. Another term for it is "acupuncture without needles." But you do need fingers. Which you probably don't give a second thought to, right?

Just as the class began, two people walked in and sat down in the circle. There were 12 of us in all. One of the last two to enter was an older gentleman with truncated arms. Each hand was missing a thumb, and I think perhaps a finger as well. Yet he took notes like the rest of us, and did his best to learn the tapping sequences ~ sometimes asking the class facilitator how best to adapt a given instruction for his unique situation.

Fresh from that humbling experience, I went to Whole Foods for a snack, and stood next to two delightful, energetic girls who were communicating in both sign language and speech. They wore hearing aids. I'll tell you, I was nearly in tears by then, thanking Spirit for blessing me with the abundant gifts in my life. Yes, I'm dealing with some major challenges ~ as are we all ~ and this day flipped me effortlessly onto a trampoline of gratitude. I just kept bouncing back to wholeness.

May you see clearly how blessed you truly are, and allow this awareness to elevate you whenever you feel squeezed, which is pretty much the theme of now (and will be the subject of my March newsletter).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Miss California: Harmony or Honesty?

Miss California supposedly lost out on the Miss USA title because she answered a controversial question with her personal truth. She was asked if she thought all states should legalize gay marriage, and responded, "I think marriage should be between a man and a woman ~ no offense to anybody."

Her response was honest and pulled no punches. She even clarified that her personal opinion was not meant as an affront. Yet some TV commentators ~ and Miss California herself ~ believe it cost her the crown.

We're living in tremendously arduous times, as the illusion of duality deliquesces at Light speed ~ and hitting a lot of speed bumps along the way. So what do you think? If you must choose between agreement and honesty, which way would you go? Bear in mind that the latter path is what has led to war for millennia ~ perhaps not so much because people speak their truth, as that they take exception to any who disagree with them: "My way or the highway."

Yet what's the true cost of false consensus? As I discuss on my CD of the transformational journey, What You Need to Know Now, your own vitality slowly drains away if you consistently cover up your essence, day after day after day. False harmony smolders beneath the surface and eventually breaks through as anger or even rage.

I'd love to get a dialogue going on this topic.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Law of Attractiveness? Susan Boyle Brings Down the House

The music scene ~ at least in Great Britain ~ has been knocked sideways in the last few years by breakthrough talent in unassuming packaging: first Paul Potts singing Nessun Dorma, and now, 47-year-old Susan Boyle, serenading the judges of Britain's Got Talent with I Dreamed A Dream from Les Miserables.

Thanks to the internet, Susan is suddenly a global sensation, and seems assured of a record deal regardless of whether she wins the 2009 competition or not.

What I find fascinating is that in both cases, "everyday" people ~ unpolished, whom audience members regarded with something less than reverence — until they began to sing ~ created a complete a shift in perspective as their gift was recognized. Suddenly, ugly ducklings transformed into swans.

Could this be Spirit's way of showing us, with its usual inimitable good humor, that beneath the surface we are all incredible beings with undiscovered brilliance?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Are You Allergic — Or Toxic?

This time of year, many people plunge into abject misery due to the proliferation of pollens and other allergens. But what if your "allergies" actually have a more serious and sinister cause?

As you may know, I spent years spiraling into severe chemical toxicity, a condition conventional medicine not only does not recognize, but denigrates. Yet a growing number of people everywhere are becoming reactive to the many chemicals in common use today — only a fraction of which have been tested and approved as "safe".

I've just published a series of brief articles on to help you reclaim your health. Though the site is focused on women, this particular issue affects us all:

Allergic — Or Toxic?
From Harmful to Harmony: 5 Steps to Allergy-Free Personal Care
From Harmful to Harmony: 8 Steps to An Allergy-Free Home
How To Buy Smarter

I'll be doing a teleclass in July on self-care and health care ~ more details as we get closer!

Here's to your abundant good health ...


Monday, April 06, 2009

The Cosmic Egg

"Exovo omnia." Everything from an egg. ~ William Harvey

When I was taking those first tentative steps towards awakening in 1989-90, I visited a woman who did soul readings. While this is much more commonplace today, the idea sounded quite exotic to me then. I drove north (to the town I now call home) and met with a lovely woman who had me first envision a color (I saw deep magenta), then instructed me to allow it to seep slowly into my body, and to pay attention to where it did not go. In my mind's eye I suddenly saw the classic ram's head, a symbol for woman (fallopian tubes), exclaimed, "Oh, it's the egg!" and burst into tears.

I understand now that I was experiencing a deep re-membering of who I am, who we are, where we come from: the nature of the Cosmic Egg. As we approach Easter in these tumultuous "end times" of our current evolutionary cycle, the great template of all possibility has never been stronger. Archangel Michael through Celia Fenn articulates what this occasion means now:

"As the Collective Vibration increases, and as the Christ Light intensifies in each Heart and on the Heart Grid, so the 'Cosmic Egg' is activated to create new Potentials and Possibilities for life on a Higher Level of Consciousness and Existence. This means, Beloved Family of Light, that the Earth is ready to create new life forms and to sustain new codes of life and new technologies that support those codes in a more loving and abundant way.

"And, we remind you that this great leap forward is only made possible by the Unconditional Love that unifies your Hearts on the new Unified heart Grid. It is the 'Harmony of One' that magnifies the Golden Christ Light. For indeed, the Golden Flame of Abundance is the Sacred Twin Flame energy of the Divine Masculine and Feminine united in Sacred Union. In this Sacred Space of Divine Love, all things are possible and all potentials are revealed. You need only ask, and it is given.

"In this month of April, many on the Earth celebrate the festival of Easter, or 'Astarte' as it was originally known. In its manifestation as the festival of the Divine Goddess Astarte, it was indeed associated with the Cosmic Egg and New Beginnings, and this echo is still felt in the custom of eggs given as gifts at Easter Time.

"In its Christian manifestation, it is associated with the death and resurrection of Yeshua, the avatar who carried the Divine Masculine Christ Light. Know that this sacred story also symbolizes the renewal of life through the power of the Christ Light on Earth. For the Golden Light, when it is held in perfect balance, activates the Cosmic Egg or Global Blueprint, and new life and energy is born at a Higher Level of Awareness. This is the process that we call 'Ascension', as the Collective Consciousness embraces a Higher 'Overtone' of Light and activates new possibilities and potentials within the Cosmic Egg of Light."

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Showered With Blessings

What Shines subscriber and poet Eileen Balint shares this lovely piece about April awakening (click the image to enlarge the words):

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Innate Intelligence: The Eyes of the Mind

Back when it was still known as "Laughter of the Heart", I trained in a breakthrough method of public speaking conceived by Lee Glickstein. Speaking Circles made a huge impact in my life, because, like improvisational comedy, which I'd discovered years earlier, it was a safe space in which to allow your essence to emerge: distinct from other forms of speaker training, the Speaking Circles model wasn't about criticism, but confirmation. We were encouraged afterwards to share how each of our impromptu talks felt, and then to receive brief, positive feedback from the class members. Criticism of any kind (especially self criticism, which many of us were all too willing to offer) was verboten.

The result? People with PhDs would get on stage and simply dissolve in tears, because being implicitly accepted just for showing up is such a rare and needed experience.

Now, Lee has extended this form of fearless self expression that he calls "Relational Presence" to a population one might not expect could benefit from speaker training: people with developmental disabilities. Yet as Lee discusses in this moving article, teaching people how to connect through breathing and eye contact crosses all perceived boundaries; it's a bridge to everywhere. It provides a platform for anyone's innate intelligence to shine through, in all its loving glory.

Truly, it seems, the eyes have it.