Friday, February 26, 2010

Are your wells low? Have faith: help IS on the way!

Several years ago, when my own wells were full and a friend was struggling financially, I invited him over for dinner, placing a $50 bill in a holiday gift envelope under his plate. When he saw it, he said, "Oh, I can't accept this!" And I replied, unconcerned about repayment yet with absolute certainty, "Spirit will give it back to me!" READ THE REST

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Going for the Gold: Is it about prizes, money — or love?

"You sit here for days saying, 'This is strange business.'
You're the strange business. You have the energy of the sun
in you, but you keep knotting it up at the base of your spine.
You're some weird kind of gold that wants to stay melted in
the furnace, so you won't have to become coins."

~ Rumi

The Olympics are all about prowess and prizes. And while it's exhilarating to watch athletes who have trained for years achieve their dream, there's a deeper dimension to what "gold" represents.

I've suggested before that we're "morphing out of materialism". In Beyond Prophecies and Predictions: Everyone's Guide to the Coming Changes, visionary author Moira Timms describes our emerging "true wealth" consciousness this way: "The mind analyzes — the heart synthesizes. The turning point is where the heart is awakening. America's motto, inscribed on the banner in the beak of the eagle of the Great Seal [of the United States], reminds us that America was founded on the principle of 'E Pluribus Unum' — 'Out of the Many, One.'"

Further, the inscription beneath the Great Pyramid (the centerpiece of the Great Seal, on the back of a one dollar bill) says, "Novus Ordo Seclorum" — which translates, appropriately, as "A New Order of the Ages.” So, the answer is in money — but it's not about who can become the richest at others' expense.

If we continue to consume planetary resources — and each other! — at the speed of greed, the money will not follow. True wealth/prosperity flows from alignment with purpose. "Get with the program" is not a reference to the home shopping network! It's about tuning in to a higher frequency. READ THE REST!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Valentine's Day / Year of the Tiger: It's Time for Powerful Love!

In 2010, the Chinese New Year falls on Valentine's Day (February 14th). It's the Year of the Tiger, a fierce, proud feline that denotes mastery: on my CD, What You Need to Know Now: A Road Map for Personal Transformation, a panther accompanies the quester as she enters the cave to begin her journey; as she emerges, a tiger walks beside her, indicating she has conquered her fears and now stands fully in her power.

Are we ready to claim our true power, to manifest our dearest dreams, with immense Love? That is the question I explore in my February newsletter, Heart Knocks. READ THE REST!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Please adjust your settings … lessons from a sweat lodge

When I was still living a typical Type A existence and dealing with an increasing array of perplexing physical symptoms, a healer suggested I participate in a sweat lodge ceremony. I'd never done anything like this before, and was not only skeptical, but a bit afraid of being in a small, dark, enclosed space with strangers, submitting to extreme heat and incantations (so I imagined) in an effort to purge my body of malaise.

But I signed up, and went. We were instructed to enter the lodge in a specific order. It was understood that once the flap to the lodge was closed, no one else would be permitted entry. READ THE REST!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Beyond Groundhog Day: February 2nd as Imbolc / Candlemas / St. Brigid's Day

February 2nd goes by many guises. In the U.S., it's popularly celebrated as Groundhog Day, when a small furry rodent supposedly either sees his shadow or doesn't, and the result determines whether we experience six more weeks of winter. The day has far deeper meanings than this — but yes, it is a potent moment to watch your shadow!

Celebrated cross-culturally since "time out of mind," the day is both a Christian and Pagan holiday, known variously as Imbolc, St. Brigid's Day (Bride's Day), and Candlemas. READ THE REST!