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'Princess and the Pea' May 09 2017
Do you remember the fairy tale, Princess and the Pea? I had one of those moments not too long ago...
The other week I was out simply pulling up some dandy lions. Since I wasn't digging or doing anything laborious, I kept on my sturdy flip flops and pulled up loads of weeds and continued on my merry way. Two days later I was at our beach home and my foot began to bother me... a lot.
While I saw a splinter; in there, the little guy just would not leave. It appeared to be quite happy taking up space in my body and was in for the duration. There wasn't enough soaking in warm salt water or peroxide that would convince it to leave the premises. I knew it entered on the Day of The Dandy Lion (we have many plants with tiny little thorns in the yard)
It quickly became an annoying little bugger.
I continued on. I performed massive amounts of gardening as the pile of garbage bags filled with weeds will attest and much to the chagrin of our local trash collectors. Each night I would soak my foot. It WAS annoying. Certain shoes seemed to annoy it more. It was red and slightly warm. Walking on the sand was not as joyous as it normally is.
FINALLY it popped out Thursday night; over five days after its entry. It quickly fell onto the carpet never to be seen again, so the picture is a pen mark on my finger to show you exactly how tiny this little guy was. It WAS tiny! Its message had been delivered and lesson learned so it was now ready to be a distant memory.
But it let its presence be known in a BIG way. The lesson? Wear shoes all the time while gardening obviously. However, the analogy of the story, is that if something is not to your liking, the angels will provide a way to slow you down, re-evaluate, heal so you may move forward with the utmost grace, joy and of course love. My lesson? BE in the moments of BEing more often. Allow all to emerge. Do not force anything in or in this case, out. All works itself out in that blessed phrase, 'Divine Timing'.
It's when those seemingly little things can wreak havoc in our lives because we begin to focus on their annoying presence, much like a splinter. When we allow ourselves to BE, we give ourselves permission to pay attention to nuances and heed their warning. Give the 'splinter' a chance to leave and not become a problematic boulder in the scheme of things.
How to accomplish the removal of the pea? One can attempt to ignore it, but when did ignoring something solve anything? It doesn't and you know this well. Look at the lesson you are experiencing. How would you do things differently? Does this little inconvenience bring to light an aspect of you loving yourself more in a different way? (for this scenario, loving my feet more by wearing proper shoes is a no brainer and Honey Guy would testify to this in a nano-second).
I honestly love the messages and little lessons (pun intended) The Gang provides on a daily basis. Daily? Absolutely. It's in the nuances of our daily life that shifts happen and we can become aware of them all and BE.
The first backward dance of Mercury is about to happen; April 9, 2017 and goes until May 3, 2017.
When Mercury goes retrograde it may seem like all hell is breaking loose and we run for cover. If one does that, it becomes a self-fulfilled prophecy then, doesn't it? It really isn't that bad, or certainly doesn't have to be.
Why not be better prepared vs. ignoring it?
Why not acknowledge this inner gift and take advantage of this quiet time to do a bit of soul searching?
That's the gift of Mercury Retrograding. This time it hits in Taurus. While I am far from an astrology expert, I do known Taurus is the bull. The Gang is sharing that because mercury is hitting during this astrological sign, one can become more bull-headed or certainly encounter folks that are being bull headed.
IF this happens, take that literal and proverbial step back. Look at the larger picture. Why is one (including yourself) act this way? Is it out of fear? Is it out not feeling understood? Is it out of not feeling adequate? Is it...? All of these not so nice emotions can surface during a retrograde.
Here are some of the more common hiccups that can occur during a Mercury in Retrograde, no matter your astrological sign:
- Electronics going haywire - best back up your computers
- Travel mishaps - lost tickets, canceled flights, etc.
- Crying jags
To make Mercury and its backward dance more effective for you, keep these tips in mind:
- If possible, do not sign any contracts
- Do not start a new endeavor (for this reason The Angel Chatter Authorization Course will not launch until early May)
- Eat more healthily - this gives you better fuel to handle the hiccups
- Journal - get out those icky thoughts
- Allow your intuition/heart to guide you - tell the ego to go sit in the corner with a lollipop
- Take advantage of the quiet time to do some inner reflecting. Most lifestyles are incredibly busy these days... who has time to BE? Take the time now.
- Meditate. Light one of our sacred Angel Candles to deeper connect with The Gang and yourself
So you see, no need to run for cover! Take advantage of this blessing! Use the Askfirmation:
Why is it so easy to go with the flow?
And remember to allow The Gang to answer for you... NO need to find answers with Askfirmations!
So is it all doom and gloom during a retrograde? Of course not. As with all things, it greatly depends on your interpretation and reaction to any event. IF there are contracts and deals lined up to happen during retrograde, as an example, just be sure to cross those 'T' and dot those 'I'... Read every word on every page. If you don't understand something, ask! Keep asking until you do understand. Viola, no more mis-communication.
I look forward to reading your responses below!
The perfect scenario... April 04 2017
We arrived home late on Sunday after an intense, powerful and loving one day show held about one hour away from home. In a 'perfect' world I take Mondays off after a show, or the day after we arrive home, to rest, regroup and hopefully recharge.
The plans were 'spoiled' this time. You see, my brother was in from Germany on business. As luck would have it, his office is mere minutes away from our home! I was giddy to get to share our new life with him and have him over for dinner. This of course meant cleaning, prepping for dinner which includes yummy dessert things.
He LOVES chocolate, so chocolate brownies it was with a caramel center sprinkled with nuts. It's a multi baking process so while the first round was in the oven I puttered in the kitchen tidying things up. As the second round commenced, I desperately wanted to get in the garden to dig, pull up weeds and plant some flowers I had purchased last week; it helps me to ground and reconnect. I had twenty minutes to do all of this.
Of course I could have taken the easy way out and put the timer on my phone. Oh no, that's too easy! I told The Gang I needed to be back in the house within twenty minutes, flowers planted and all so the brownies wouldn't burn. I left it at that.
NINETEEN minutes to the second four people starting texting me. Bing, Beep, Chime. Bing, Beep, Chime... I caught the time and realized the happy flowers were all safely planted. I went inside just as the oven timer went off; brownies smiling happily from the oven.
You see, it can be that simple; Ask AND Receive. Let go of the concepts that your requests will not be heard. Let go of the control factor and checking the clock. Simply let go and trust. They DO hear every request you make. They DO act upon every request you make; it's up to you to allow them to help you.
Just to show off the brownies... a bit...
and a very tired Angel Goddess and Brownie Lover Jet Lagged Baby Brother...
As always, please leave your comments below; it helps others to find us as we all spread our wings wider!
April's Full Pink Moon and How to Get Ready March 29 2017 2 Comments
How convenient that the first full moon in Spring is in April and known as a Pink Moon! Convenient? Yes indeedy, it's my birthday month and pink is my favorite color.
Enough about me though... how will this moon impact you?
The name “pink moon” is a native name, derived from the early pink blooms of phlox. Other names for the April full moon include egg moon and sprouting grass moon. Will the moon literally look pink? It might in your neck of the woods, but the name comes from the Native Americans and how they could reference the moon to others.
This specific full moon falls within the retrograding of Mercury (April 9 - May 3, 2017). As with most retrogrades, the opportunity to go within is magnified. This will become even more imperative with the full moon that is full of pink self love.
With all this pink and self love energy pouring in, is it any wonder romantic energies are also wrapped up in this moon? It is an ideal time to set up a love altar or if you already have one, clean it up (literally) and amp up its energy so your twin flame can find you more easily.
New to setting up an altar? Not a problem. As with all things, it is best to represent all elements; fire, water, air, earth and wood. Think about it, if you only put in the element of fire, your romance will be quite intense and could burn up quickly!
Your altar is a place of sacredness. It is a place that you place your objects that remind you of love. It can be an end table, top of bookshelf, mantle, dresser, etc. It does not become cluttered with unused notes, pens, etc. as you go about your day. It is a place you visit daily to reflect and feel the universe conspiring with you to manifest your truest loving desires.
Here's a trick question, how many people are involved as a couple?
Two, right? Therefore, you will have TWO of everything you place on your altar. One invites being solo and three... well let's just not go there; it will be inviting ultimately unwanted added folks to your romance.
Here are some ideas that connect to the various elements that you may place on your altar:
- Earth - Crystals! I LOVE (pun soooo intended) two rose quartz hearts for this exercise. No need to limit to just rose quartz. What other stones scream love to you? Remember two of each!
- Air - Feathers. Allowing your love to soar on angel wings!
- Fire - Candles. Since you will be burning these candles regularly, go with the colors you are drawn to. They will reflect your energy of the moment; be sure to look up the color's meaning after you have chosen.
- Water - Aquamarine crystals offer the energies of peace, hope and yes self love. Or perhaps a small fish bowl with two fish that is filled with beautiful stones
- Wood - I love flowers, that is not a secret. You can keep the energy flowing on your sacred altar by having fresh flowers adorning it. The philosophy would be the same for the color of the candles; get the flowers that speak to you now and then look up their meaning. I adore the book, The Victorian Flower Dictionary .
The key is for you to be creative in your altar making. After all, it is your altar and you are attracting your love; not mine. You may also write your love a letter dated five years into the future. Spend some time on this one. Describe your day spent together. How happy you are. How you love it when they look at you when they think you're not observing kind of thing. Expand on your perfect day together; what did you do? How did you act? Where did you go (if any where)? On the night of glorious pink moon, burn up the letter. This is releasing your desires to the angels and putting them to work on your mission.
Also use the Askfirmation:
Why is is so easy for me to live my life with my soulmate?
Chat with The Gang, all of them. There are so many nuances that tap into romantic love, it is difficult to pinpoint one specific one. Still grappling? It just may be time to have a full on session with me. To toot my horn a bit, a client has invited me to their wedding because they like me and I saw them together well over a year before they found each other. Pretty cool, eh?
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We've another Full Moon approaching in a few days... this one is in Virgo.
As many of you are aware, astrology makes my hair hurt. I know I'm an Aries, but please don't ask what the sun or moon were doing at the time of my arrival let alone what was conjuncting ....
Having said that, The Gang told me to look up Virgo traits (very helpful since I have LOADS of Virgo folks in my life) and to no surprise perfectionism is one of the key terms.
Your hidden, or not so hidden, perfectionist monster may be rearing its head in the coming days, if it hasn't already. This is prime time to sit back and observe. Luckily for all, the full moon is on Sunday when most of us are off from the work force. This will allow plenty of time to process, dwell and explore our inner Mary Poppins Syndrome.
You see, Mary Poppins is one of my heroes. Has been since a child with my father threatening to break the record since I played it morning, noon and well into the night. In fact Angel Chatter is sponsoring a viewing of this movie in a couple of weeks at our local island theatre. THAT'S how much I love this movie.
But yet not. You see Mary Poppins, my hero, is only PRACTICALLY perfect. She is not even perfect!
Nope, not even the goddess of all things
is perfect. Neither are you. Make it easy on yourself by not trying to be. Observe when that side of you emerges and how it makes you feel. Typically it is far from empowering. It's often feels quite belittling with phrases creeping in that convey the message of what you just created well sucks. Remember, pobody is nerfect... YOU are gloriously perfectly imperfect.
Therefore, everything that every human creates is imperfect. Everything we create can be improved upon. However, it's knowing when it is time to pull back and knowing the time to release it to the world at large for it is as perfect as it can be... for now. It's empowering to realize this, more than you may understand.
I chatted with The Gang about this and asked who wanted to step forward to remind us of this fact. Shamael came barreling forward in a matter of seconds. Shamael, the Angel of Harmony. Taking it easy. Going with the flow. The Art of Allowing Self to Receive.
Chat with Shamael to garner ideas of how you may, ahem, perfect the Art of Allowing. I know I'll be lighting his candle in just a few moments with this energy in mind.
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Lean on Me March 08 2017 4 Comments
As I too grow and learn I realize on a daily basis how fortunate I am to have such a strong support network.
That includes you.
If it weren't for you, I wouldn't be doing what I'm doing. Even if you only read these posts and leave a message, it encourages me. As we all grow on our individual path, we gather to us a loving community. A community that is always there, no matter what. A community that stands strong as individuals and stronger as a unit.
What kind of community have you gathered to you? If those around you don't cheer you on, offer a shoulder and even periodically call you on the carpet for not following through, then those my Dear Chatterer really aren't your peeps.
Those are what I call 'The Stand Ins' They are simply standing there watching. No real engagement. No real support. No real... well anything. Time to pull back a bit and allow room for true friends to enter.
Not sure how to go about this? Chat with Uriel; The Angel of Safety. Use his 'famous' Askfirmation -
Why is it safe for me to be me?
If you aren't showing up in your authentic yumminess, how can you attract those who really support you?
No worries, this big change most likely won't happen overnight, unless of course you are FULLY aware of these Stand Ins, like I was. YEARS ago, I had a bunch of friends, lovely women really, but deep down I knew they weren't my peeps. They would literally disregard the topics that were important to me and would often say 'There she goes again.' Insert eye rolls here please, very appropriate.
Well I knew they weren't true friends, but I didn't have a better offer. I was getting kind of miserable to be honest. I wasn't following my dreams and at that point I had just a mere inkling of what those dreams entailed. Sooooooo......
The Gang took the matter into their own wings. All four of those friends dumped me in the course of two weeks.
I carried on, went into the 'depths of my despair' (Anne of Green Gables fan here) and could have won an Oscar.
For one year.
Yes one year. However, in that year I did tremendous soul searching. I began to look beyond and get excited about other things that mattered to ME; energy healing, crystals, and of course angels... they weren't yet The Gang.
Am I glad I did! By the time we left the neighborhood, I thanked one of them in person. Deep down she understood. The kicking out of the nest was one of the best things that ever happened to me; unsavory as it was.
However, if you don't wish such a heart ripping experience, and yet feel akin to how I did, it may be time to start being a bit more proactive in YOUR dreams. A bit more proactive in coming out of the closet to shine your light, fly your freak flag and simply BE YOU.
You deserve a GREAT support group no matter where you and they live. Mine are literally scattered around the world. Family in Europe, Florida, California and more. Chatterers who have become family. I grin and shout HURRAH at your success ... that's no lip service; it's real. It's who I am.
Who are you?
Please leave your comments below...
Labels, oh how we succumb March 01 2017
Have you ever noticed that when you meet a new person, potential friend, that we will start off asking what they DO?
We immediate label them; entrepreneur, stay at home parent, garbage collector, plumber, angel goddess, etc.
That label stays and if we don't like what we hear either through fear or judgment (also fear) we look for an escape route. 'They are not our peeps!'
How often have you called some other driver an idiot (or worse)? True, they may not be driving consciously, but perhaps they just got bad news and are rushing to a loved ones side. Perhaps a relative is going into labor. Perhaps...
We've all done it, don't lie. We've all experienced it. I remember a neighborhood gathering a few years back that included a buffet dinner and a chance for the entire neighborhood to gather - they ALL came! As a couple sat down next to me on the couch, they asked the most popular question, 'What do you do?'
Another friend started chuckling and said, 'I LOVE to watch folks faces when you tell them.' I rolled my eyes and shared; very briefly.
They looked at each other and could not leave the couch fast enough.
It's gotten to the extreme lately; social media is a 'safe place' to body shame or shame another that is not of your ilk. THAT'S shameful... Not bothering to know of another's history, what gets THEM juiced up, how do they BE (vs. DOing) before throwing those judgment rocks.
Here's a new challenge for you:
Initially, just notice how often you label folks; fat, slovenly, gorgeous, nerdy, etc. I just finished reading a auto-biography of sorts written by Marilyn Monroe. My Story. It takes this blog post (which ironically I've been playing with for over one month) and succinctly shares how she was labeled from her perspective and not really given the chance to BE. Once you notice how often society labels and then bring it down on how often you label, you just may be in for an awakening.
No judgment - REALLY! It is what it is. However, now BEing a bit more enlightened, how can you switch it up? May I suggest you chat with Zadkiel. He will help to clear the kaka of labels so you may see the truth.
Are you...? February 16 2017
The angels have nudged me to chat about empathy. What I have come to understand is that ALL are sensitive, but not all are empathic. Webster defines empathy as:
the ability to understand and share the feelings of another
As with most things, there are various levels of being empathic. There are those that typically feel those only close to them. Then the other side of the spectrum are those that can feel the impending earthquake as it starts to rev up. A very wide range indeed.
Below are some more common traits of an empathic person. See if they resonate with you:
- You get labeled overly sensitive
- You cry easily - don't let anyone drop a hat near you!
- You can be lethargic because you get overwhelmed
- You don't care to be in large crowds
- The Bullshit Monitor? Sky high; you know when folks are lying
These of course are just a few of the symptoms. Perhaps now you may have a better understanding of yourself and those around you. It most certainly is not a 'Get Out of Jail Free' card because you are empathic. That would be akin to saying my family has always been fat, so give me that Twinkie.
You can use this knowledge to become empowered. You can use this knowledge as a secret power weapon in understanding others. By being empathic, you actually do know where they are coming from! This helps greatly no matter what you do for a living because you are listening and taking cues from them.
If you are in the woo-woo industry like me, it makes you even better because you can connect more deeply with your clients. By understanding them more purely, you can better tap into what can assist them on any given day. Beware however that you don't fall so much into their energy that you cannot discern a viable tool or tidbit to help them!
Chat with Big Mike, you know Archangel Michael, to help keep at bay unwanted energies. With the use of his mighty sword, more kaka can be cut back allowing you to stand more confidently in your power and not get downtrodden by those around you. Plus your thinking will be more clear and you will know if it's 'you' or the energy around you contributing to your current energy levels.
The benefit of being an empath is that it helps you to LIVE life more fully. You laugh more. You cry more. How dare folks tell you that you are too sensitive, that's just not sensitive! Being an empath and being labeled as one is not something to hide by any means. It is something to incorporate so it is part of your daily existence. After all, it is YOU. Why would you hide it? Do you hide your smile? Do you hide from sharing your wisdom? Do you ... well you get my drift.
Don't be embarrassed to say 'no' if you aren't feeling up to snuff. Because when you do say 'yes' you can mean it with a full heart. I have declined many a social outing simply because the energy felt off.
By gauging your energy level on any given day you better know what you can tackle with greater velocity and focus. I often drive my Honey nuts by seemingly to allow things to lag until I feel good and ready. Once it is time, it gets done in record speed and with great clarity. He just shakes his head, but I know better than he does... after all, I am empathic.
Time to take a breath! February 11 2017 1 Comment
Stress is part of daily living these days. It's become such a natural fact, a way of life that one doesn't quite know what to do with themselves when an opportunity of down time occurs. All this stress eventually leads to more stress and to one hyperventilating.
When one hyperventilates, shoulders tighten, headaches ensue, sleep patterns are erratic and eating is frequently something that one does on the run. None of this is beneficial to mind, body or soul.
Why do these symptoms happen? Simply put the body is not getting the oxygen it needs to operate at its optimum. Oxygen is only being sent to the upper portions of the lungs. If that's the case, and it is, of course the body tightens up! Nothing is providing it with what it needs... oxygen!
This post is a continuation of the campaign I've started with all of you - Daily Acts of Self Love. It's been pure JOY reading what ya'll are doing daily for YOU. If you haven't done so, come join us in the Facebook group! and chat away with some AHmazing Chatterers.
I digress, but they are seriously that great.
Haniel offered this simply, but powerful exercise to me years ago and it's one I've passed on to clients and our group members for quite a while. Here goes:
- Call on Big Mike for some extra angelic protection
- Close your eyes
- Place your hands over your heart
- Feel your heart's cadence; feel its joy, feel its love
- Inhale for four slow counts
- Hold for four counts
- Exhale for four slow counts
- Repeat at least for ten cycles
By doing this daily, you will begin to feel more alive. You will begin to be more focused. You will begin to be present. You will begin to simply BE.
Here's to another step BEing added that allows you to shine!
Mindfulness ... what is YOUR practice? January 30 2017 1 Comment
As we continue to head in a seemingly downward spiral, it is easy to get off track and fall headfirst into whatever drama is being presented to you whether it is global, social or private.
It's easy to go to bed with a headache or feelings of frustration or fear.
I'm not saying ignore what is being presented. What we (the angels and I) are suggesting is that you take a literal step back and practice mindfulness. By being more mindful, extraordinary events can take place.
By being mindful, you are aware of the world around you and that also means aware of the solutions that may be hidden from you if you are not practicing mindfulness. When one is present, one can see all, but does not 'own' it as theirs. THIS little switch can make all the difference in the world; your world.
How to practice mindfulness? This does not mean you begin to emulate the Dalai Lama and meditate for hours on end. As an example, I've recently re-discovered yoga. I'm going three times a week and was only able to attend once last week; my inner equilibrium missed it terribly and it affected my entire being. By taking yoga off the mat, my patience and tolerance for ALL expands. My love for ALL expands. There are many yoga modalities. If this intrigues you, find one that suits your schedule, your energy and your physicality.
Be sure you are eating properly for YOU. If you've been with me for a bit, you know I don't promote any one particular food lifestyle. Some folks needs meat. Some folks don't. It's that simple. However, we can all agree that consuming a container of Ben & Jerry's ice cream is not the best course of empowering action. Right? Ask each food how it benefits you. Bless the food each time you eat. A simple thank you goes a long way.
Lighting a candle with intention helps to shift the energy of any space. Of course I prefer my candles. They are already infused with angelic energies, but if you don't have any on hand, get a new candle and as you hold it, put energies of one emotion in. Perhaps love. Perhaps transmutation. Perhaps health. Perhaps...
Daily meditating is of course high on the list. Your meditation practice need not be hours. But rather 15 minutes or so will get you started living life with greater clarity, love, joy and the ability to rise above the fray.
Spending time with like-minded souls is lovely... ONLY IF it does feed the Fear Monster. That only exacerbates the situation and will have you feeling more drained and confused quicker than you can turn around.
What other ways do you already practice mindfulness?
What other ways have intrigued you?
Share below in the comments. I would love to hear from you.
What are YOUR desires? January 27 2017
Apparently the angels have me on a roll and it's time, even for me, to step up and out more visibly and frequently; not just at shows.
This is one of the vehicles I shall be much more active in this year.
Today's blog post is about our first New Moon in 2017. While the year has just begun, what a beginning, eh? There indeed is much turbulence in the world at this moment and many are feeling at a loss for words, let alone actions at this moment.
Take advantage of today's New Moon. The spectacular energy that is heralding in with this moon brings with it a sense of union, going for the gold, BEcoming more you. This IS the perfect time to make your Vision Board. If you haven't already done one for 2017, NOW is the time. Yes, you can do this over the weekend, as the cycle of moon while strongest tonight, stays more or less in this energy for the next two nights. This is a perfect weekend activity!
Now is the time to evaluate relationships. Not just the 'old' ones (ironically going to visit a dear 'old' friend today recovering from hip surgery) but to celebrate new ones. Your strongest relationship is of course with yourself. Have you been lying to yourself in hopes of seeing a different outcome? Are you letting yourself stay stagnant because the unknown is a bit more unsettling for your tastes? Remember, Rome certainly wasn't built in a day. Reclaiming YOU may take a while. It's one of the reasons I'm here; offering private sessions. (shameless reminder plug here).
Take stock of all that is affecting you at the moment. Some clients have completely dis-engaged from social media for a bit to allow themselves to recoup, rejuvenate and recharge. Some have picked up a great inspirational book. Some have gathered closer to friends for camaraderie. Some are vesting more in Acts of Self Love; daily walks, yoga, energy treatments and one of my favorites; bubble baths. Do what is best for you; nobody has walked in your shoes. Nobody really knows how stuff affects you. YOU is what matters. YOU.
Harness in today's energy. Project out where you wish to be in one year. Set your intentions. Then release the 'hows'. Ask the angels, specifically Auriel (The Moon Angel) t illuminate the correct path for you at this moment in time.
Remember, all is as it 'should' be at THIS moment. The next? Up to you.
The Color of Love January 26 2017
I was out with Gabi today, you know my living muppet yogi dog, and a thought popped in my head as we passed yet another potential fan club member for Gabi. Are dogs really color blind? Turns out they are NOT (I did a tiny bit of research on our arrival home). They DO see a variety of colors, but akin to a person who is red-green color blind. Simply put dogs see orange, yellow, and green as yellow. Blue-green is seen as white and red looks as though it is brownish-black. That is starting to make my hair hurt, but bottom line, they see a lot more than gray tones.
I asked because, you see, Gabi LOVES everybody. Truly. I've never seen her growl at a person. Unless of course they are walking by and she's not out there to greet them. But I digress...
On every walk, she perks up the minute she see another human. Her tail wags. She begins to prance. She actually smiles in anticipation. She eagerly waits for the command from me or a greeting from them to perform her official hello which also includes massive leaning and if you're really lucky a slobbery kiss. She actually gets somewhat miffed when a person doesn't invite her over or worse yet; she is ignored.
It doesn't matter how old or how young. Although she does have a distinct fondness for children. It doesn't matter if they are purple, black, polka-dotted, yellow, white or striped. She truly adores and LOVES everyone.
What a novel idea. Love for what it is. Love no matter what. Love is not just skin deep. Love is real.
We could all learn something from that magical fur angel girl known as Gabi.
The Newest of Beginnings December 29 2016
Yesterday, December 28, 2016, marked the last new moon of this year. It falls under the zodiac sign of Capricorn.
This brilliant new moon holds within it some of the highest octane energies. Many are sharing feelings of itchiness (literally and the proverbial 'I'm itching to go do something/anything!). Feelings of being antsy. Feelings of revving up before the start of a race. While we know life is not a race by any means, it is that sense that something BIG and magical is about to unfold.
You're right. It is.
This last moon, as I mentioned, falls under the auspices of Capricorn's energy. What a PERFECT time to write down your ambitions, no matter how lofty they may seem. What a perfect time to list your goals for the coming year and beyond. What a perfect time to dream and dream BIG. We'll be exploring the energy of the moon more each month as it hits certain zeniths. As I'm learning (yes the everlasting student) and chatting with Auriel and the rest of The Gang, each moon cycle while repetitive, hold a variety of particular energies and when we harness them more consciously we can jump start our life in magical and angelic ways.
While I zonked out last night and did not do any moon ritual, keep in mind the energy of any moon phase is strongest at that night, but holds its energies for three days prior and after the event. So I shall write my list today and set it aglow in our fire pit. This will set my intentions firmly and allow the angels to intervene to guide and most likely wing slap me to do a new project and how to let it unfold.
You see, 2017 is bringing with it energies of karmic proportions; you reap what you sow. You manifest what you dwell upon. All those things you have been thinking about, dreaming about and stewing about have a great opportunity to manifest in the coming months. As I write this, those blessed angel tears are manifesting as a confirmation of truth of what I write.
There is truth to that old saying; 'Be careful what you wish for' Be every diligent on your thoughts and intentions. IF something feels forced at any level, it simply is not for you.
Remember, all wish love, abundance, health, joy, ease and more. Isn't it time you received all of that on YOUR terms?
Write down that list of desires and dreams. Burn it so it gets released to the angels. Now wait for inspirational ideas of how to achieve exactly what you want and how you want it.
Remember, if still confused, that's why I'm here. I'm here to help via readings and private sessions.
Here's to a magnificent 2017!
Love November 01 2016
We were at a beautiful expo this past weekend and the common theme hands down amongst my many clients was LOVE. Many yearning to find their soulmate and twin flame. Many are in a relationship but one of them is struggling as the other grows in their brilliance. This theme has continued into my Facebook Group, Angel Chatter and has certainly prompted this blog post.
What does love mean to you?
To me love is pure, bliss filled, non judgmental and being a bit vulnerable. Okay a LOT vulnerable at times. After over 31 years of being married to my honey, apparently there are still aspects within each of us that are still tender and do come out to play periodically. This vulnerability and the ability to respect it as being vulnerable has only made our relationship that much stronger. This part rears its cute little head and is a scream that it requires recognition and as you know, recognition is a form of love.
Love is about seeing the beauty within another and not desiring to change them. Love is holding up the proverbial mirror to them and allow them to see their great gifts in the hopes that they can come out to play permanently. Why? They are loved for who they are, not what they are meant to be become.
Shoot, my honey often says I did a bait and switch for when we were dating and well into our marriage this gift of chatting with the angels was not shared. How could I since I had really forgotten about it? However, my friends that I've had longer than our marriage yelled out 'It's about time!' as this field has always interested me. My gift finally came out to play permanently because my husband only challenges me to be me. He challenges me to be more of me, not somebody else. He thinks I'm beautiful, smart, funny, loving, caring and much more without trying to adapt to make him happy. All this safety wrapped up in a love hug allowed me to step out of the closet. In fact, we had a recent dinner party with some of his colleagues and they were extremely curious in the oh so positive way of what I do!
Love is letting them go to explore, play and grow and not feel threatened. In fact, I remember years ago my honey went to Italy, all by his lonesome for three weeks. Some new friends were truly shocked that I let him go! Seriously? Never gave it a second thought. He needed to this for him and we are blessed that he could go and oh the stories when he returned!
Love is unconditional. There are never conditions that are attached to love. If you find another doing this, it is not love. Let's break that stigma and simply love for the sake of it all.
Love is not dictated by who 'holds the reigns' and controls the other. Love is a partnership. One may carry another and the situation flips. It all eventually evens out to a lovely balance.
Love is being silly and allowing the other to be silly no matter what.
Love is being grumpy and knowing that they will still be there in the morning with a nice cup of tea and hug.
Love is being there. Helping them through (no matter how big it may seem) a fear based situation. Remember, all is a reflection of what is going on within you. Try a bit of ho'oponopono:
For Love is forgiving. Forgiving another and certainly self for acting human once in a while.
Love is Oneness.
Love is YOU.
To interfere or let go? October 06 2016
Hurricane Matthew has hit Haiti, Cuba and preparing to make landfall on the United States. While Haiti has suffered catastrophic damage of life and property, it doesn't stop me from still 'blowing' Hurricane Matthew East simply through using the power of intention.
I've seen folks thinking this kinda of ceremony or action is silly because we are attempting to alter nature, an Act of God, etc. Some compare it to the government (any government) interfering with nature. While I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, I'm also a firm believer in IF I can do something to prevent even one loss of life, I'll do what I can in my power.
After all, wouldn't you try to save a drowning puppy or kitten? Wouldn't you report child abuse? Don't you try to help another in need through a monetary donation or some other kind of gift?
The Power of the Black Moon September 30 2016 2 Comments
The Revolution is ON! September 29 2016
I've been listening, observing and listening some more; to clients, students and the many Chatterers as they share in our sacred space on Facebook , their concerns, their fears and all the 'things' that are keeping them from realizing their dreams.
The time for a spiritual revolution is upon us! It is time to stand tall in your truth. It is time for you to stand tall in your beauty. It is time for you to stand tall in your love.
It is time.
Following is typically how your spiritual revolution may unfold:
There are always 'things' that we latch unto that don't serve us; twinkies, bad relationships, drama and more. These 'things' are like an old lumpy pillow. We've gotten use to it. We may wake up with a neck crick, but who doesn't? (right?) WRONG. What would life be like to wake up refreshed, renewed and overjoyed to start the day? Pretty fantastic right? That's what breaking through during this revolution will give you.
It's recognizing the last big things that you are holding onto that are not of service to you. It's the last big labor pain before you stand taller and prouder and more empowered.
It's not fighting in that war fashion - so old school wouldn't you say? It's recognizing its value that was given to you over its tenure with you. It is then up to you to lovingly release it gently into that good night as the saying goes. Not for someone else to grab onto, but through that essence of love, it turns back to love.
It is through love we conquer. It is through love we empower. It is through love we manifest.
In fact, I received a major compliment from a colleague just yesterday:
You walk your talk.
You are unafraid to do so.
You don't do the bullshit bitchcraft, and
maintain your serenity through all of it.
As I told her; she hadn't seen me when my blood sugar dropped or when tired; but through stepping forward and standing on the shoulders of giants I've learned and still learn to stand tall and be proud of who I am and what I am here to do:
To empower millions. To inspire and remind all that they deserve what they desire.
The revolution is on. Will you pick up wings and begin to soar?
Want to know if your energy is clear? Ask your pets. September 12 2016
For those of you with fur babies, you know how sensitive they can be. They see 'imaginary' things, hear things you don't, play with things that go bump in the night and more. They are a true gauge of what is going on energetically.
Have you ever noticed how they mimic your energy? Not feeling well? Don't they cuddle more as if to give you some of their good juju? Feeling high energized? Don't they seem to pounce and play with you?
Mine do too.
Since my fur babies are well mine, they are highly sensitive and intuitive. I explained this recently to our vet and she was quite intrigued as the cats didn't do well with the 'calming' injection prior to their teeth cleaning. In fact, our most docile and cuddly lion got extremely agitated and exhibited it by hissing and lashing out. When I told her I was not surprised since they were mine; she listened and did not give this 'medicine' to the other who then sailed through his teeth cleaning quite easily.
This began the puzzle piecing exercise. I listened to what I said, having just assumed that they were quirky, like me, and sensitive like me. However, as I thought back to how they have acted over their life, the puzzle got put together rather quickly.
As an example:
We've moved often in recent years; Boston to Baltimore. Baltimore to Chincoteague. Chincoteague to a DC suburb. Our 'lions' have been with us for all three moves and therefore have now lived in four homes. Some would say this is more than most humans and they would be correct. They started out with us in Boston and then came to Baltimore with us. The Baltimore house was physically gorgeous, but as we learned over time it was very negative energetically. (for those of you that know me, know I don't use that word, 'negative' freely or easily.) The cats hid for over one week after the big move in. They would only go to the basement to use their bathroom (aka litterbox) and would race upstairs to their safe zone; our daughter's bedroom. This went on our entire time there; three years. Looking back they pretty much existed and certainly didn't thrive. It wasn't until we deeply cleared the energy of the place and scampered out of there ourselves did we all realize how insidious of a place it was energetically. Gabi joined us during our time in Baltimore and she was a big part of keeping things 'sane' while there. Her energy, joy and love knows no boundaries and helped us all.
Then we move to our beach home. It's high energy, vortexes abound and yes even UFOs have been seen by some of the most upstanding citizens, including yours truly. We regrouped and all began to embrace life once more; lions and dogs masquerading as small ponies included. We all woke up to life again; although it took a good year to do so.
We have just finished our most recent move and are still in the throws of unpacking, painting, organizing and everything else that moving entails. During the first stage of the move we discovered we had ghost cats in the house. Yes ghost cats. Gabi was a bit uncertain as to what was going on now (I do believe since there were many cats they were antagonizing her). We cleared the energy; sent the cats over the Rainbow Bridge and the 'Crazy Cat Lady' ghost with them. The lions then moved in and it's honestly been like they have lived in this house for years as opposed to less than two weeks. No hiding. Instead they are playing, engaging and are the ever demanding lions we have come to know and love.
Gabi? Since the most recent clearing, she doesn't look off as if conversing with another. She's calm, relaxed and is taking charge; well as much as the Alpha Lion will let her. It's incredible; the house, now our home, is peaceful, relaxing, joy-filled even amongst the chaos of settling in. We humans are interacting more daily as we re-discover what was in storage, we've gone on long walks and are enjoying our newest digs to the fullest.
Not sure how your digs are faring? Ask your fur babies. Notice how they act within your home; relaxed, thriving, loving, attentive and focused. Not sure how to interpret their actions? Chat with Archangel Thuriel; The Angel of Animals, for clarity. Do your furbabies act in ways that reflect being unsettled? You just may have unwanted and unknown guests!
Wishing an all purpose crystal? Check out Tiger Eye September 01 2016 1 Comment
The crystal, Tiger Eye, has long been a favorite of mine. I remember going on school field trips that ended in the science gift shop, I couldn't wait to get my hands on more Tiger Eye. This beautiful crystal illuminates layers within and melds light and dark in such a dance it's difficult to not be captivated by it and its energies.
The more easily found version of this stone comes in various shades of brown and once spied it is easy to understand why it gets its name as you can see a 'tiger's eye' staring back at you as the light dances across the stone and reflecting the prisms within with great light. This version of Tiger Eye has always made me feel centered, grounded and very alive. The energies of this stone helps to weld our innate power wisely while infusing that very power with great love. Those luscious browns mixed with gold can also bring in great monetary wealth especially when focusing on your passion and soul's mission. It is also a great stone to carry while traveling thanks to its natural protective energies.
One might think that the natural brown version of Tiger Eye would connect with the Earthstar Chakra and Sandalphon and that would be a lovely, but wrong guess. This stone because of the protective energies (as it reflects back to those nasty naysayers and ill wishers), the centeredness, the confidence, the courageous energy, the ease in which you can see the cause and effect of situations, the creative inspirations, the ability to manifest at the highest level (your soul), healing for all chakras (that's a hint) it is a stone worth having in your personal collection! As you can most likely tell by now, Natural Tiger Eye doesn't connect with one chakra directly, but rather many (note not all). Many experts would agree that it connects with some, but I would disagree and make an argument that Tiger Eye is the most ideal stone to have as it does connect with all the chakras (the ten I work with and more).
As most stones, Tiger Eye is known to be also found in shades of blue which naturally resonates with your throat as well as you third eye chakra. The blue version of Tiger Eye brings about great integrity as you communicate in any form; speech, written, prose, etc. As you are a creative person, it can be difficult to know which project to address first, if at all. Blue Tiger Eye will help to shine light on the most appropriate one(s) for you specifically. As you most likely know by now, the color blue is associated with Archangel Michael. However, not all blue stones connect with Big Mike, but Blue Tiger Eye does and therefore, offers protective energies as you go about your day.
The other color that Tiger Eye comes in is red. Red Tiger Eye connects strongly to the root chakra and enhances your life force and brings about a sense of vitality when it is near you or on you. Just like all blue stones don't connect with Big Mike, all red stones don't connect with Uriel. Once again, however, because of Red Tiger Eye's energies; aiding in returning to life with zest, putting you first with the knowledge you can then tend to others with greater energy.
Both red and blue Tiger Eye hold dear the properties that are found in the brown version. So all are a stone of monetary prosperity, protection and offer clarity and integrity. You of course can fine tune or expand upon this by choosing to work with red or blue. Such choices!
What's 'right' and what's 'wrong'? August 23 2016
As many of you know, we recently moved across the Chesapeake Bay. It's been non-stop loving frenetic energy since Stage One of the move commenced (we're past Stage Two now). We are now amongst our things that were in hiding for over 3.5 years while in storage! Of course as the Clutter Clearing Goddess of our family, I thought I had done a pretty good job of not storing things we no longer needed as I had given the entire place a healthy purging prior to the previous move.
Was I wrong! We already have at least six rather large boxes of clothes, books and who knows what else that is being piled up for donation, consignment or one heck of a garage sale later this autumn.
However, that is not why I'm writing today. Many folks, even as recent as today with my new hair stylist, ask 'why did you get such a large house if it's only the two of you?'
Simply put - we wanted to.
Believe it or not, after 30+ years of being together, we've accumulated treasures; art, books, office furniture, piano, etc. We love entertaining and wished to have guest rooms. (This applies to you starting next year as I'll be offering private weekends only four times a year in our home for training, healing, consultations, etc. so stay tuned)
We were shocked honestly when the moving van pulled up and we saw how FULL it was. Each box, doesn't hold as much as you think it does - really! However, we've put a big dent in the unpacking and I've even painted two rooms and have begun adorning the walls with our art. Gabi and I have explored the walking trails near our new place (we did keep the Beach House) and love being so close to nature and all it has to offer. I look forward and she does too, I hope, taking even longer walks as the weather cools.
The New Digs, as I've begun to call it, now begins to feel a bit more like home; even with the sea of boxes staring at me in the piano room and basement. Does everyone need or wish a largish home? Of course not. Ours compared to others is huge, while compared to others is miniscule. It's all perspective. The angels approve as I have found countless signs from them; feathers in non-logical places, seeing them literally move throughout the place clearing it and checking it out for us.
What does matter is that it feels like home... to you and your family. Ours just happens to be one that is filled with love, laughter, family, friends and of course Gabi and the furry lions.
As always, that is my wish for you; you living life on your terms.
Want clearer and more angelic energy? Try Selenite! August 23 2016
Selenite is one of those unsung heroes in my mind. Its sublime energies offer great clarity, amazing angelic connection and it clears its area (and therefore yours) of lower energies.
What more could you ask for?
Selenite does come in many colors, green, orange and grey blue. However, it is most easily found in the opaque white version. This variety is found throughout the world which makes it very accessible and affordable as it comes in a variety of sizes from a few inches to a few feet.
Selenite, as I mentioned, strengthens your connection to the angels. I was gifted the one below many years ago:
Does it remind you of your favorite Angel Goddess' logo? That's exactly why it was given to me; selenite in the form of angel wings! For those that have had a private session with me at the expos we do around the country, will have met this beauty as it adorns my reading table. I travel with this angel to keep my crystals clear and high in energy as well as to keep my channel pristine for each and every client that sits before me.
The word 'selenite' comes from the Greek word, moon. You might easily see how this came to be as its natural glow is very moon-like. You might also think it would then be associated with the Moon Angel, Auriel. It does, but not just Auriel; it really doesn't connect with any one specific angel for it enhances all angelic communication. It offers greater clarity, chatting and enhanced visualization with the entire angelic realm.
We also keep Selenite near every major electronic equipment we have in our home; TV as well as computers. The crystal works diligently to keep those radio waves (EMF) from hitting us and doing ultimate harm. Some of these are more hidden; within the entertainment unit while another is in full display as a massive (2' in height) twin tower in our family room. They all help to block those kaka energies that are physically unseen while clearing the others that we may inadvertently bring back home while out and about.
Do you have your own business or frequently work from home? Place a log of Selenite on your desk to make truer decisions and increase the ability to listen to another's input. It also helps to make wise choices; the right folks to work with, the next new project, timing of projects, etc. It promotes honesty and the ability to see it or lack thereof from others that you are working with.
We also have four smaller logs, one at each bedpost, to support our marriage. Selenite with its natural truth serum helps keep communication pure between loved ones and reminds you that you are here to learn and listen wisely to others in your inner circle.
Perhaps now you may better understand the power of the gentle stone and why it was time to sing its praises!
Want to bring in more joy AND abundance? August 17 2016
Sunstone is almost a one stop shopping kind of crystal. It offers such a wide array of energies it's a wonder that everyone isn't wearing it and/or have it near them.
It's a stone that has such beautiful natural sparkles it's hard not to smile when you see it. Check out the ones below:
Seriously, how can you NOT smile looking at those beauties?! Those sparkles make me want to giggle and that of course is the energy of great joy. Joy is one of the many energies that sunstone offers you. It also offers great internal strength and can help you stand tall and strong especially if you have found yourself becoming co-dependent on others.
It offers such nurturing energy that you are reminded to tend to you first thus allowing you to tend to others with a great reserve of love to offer. This of course doesn't matter if you are in the healing industry, teacher, domestic goddess, corporate executive, etc. All businesses tend to be of service when you get right down to it. If you chose to wear sunstone, having it on your receiving hand (tends to the left) you are reminded to tend to you first. If it is on your giving hand (tends to be the right) you are offering healing energies on all levels to all you touch. Worn as a necklace? You are then radiating your joy out into the world.
Sunstone can offer such energy that you feel more compelled to exercise and focus so much so that you may not need coffee! Okay you didn't just hear me say that as you know I do love my morning cappuccino.
Do you have your own business? Then place a piece of Sunstone near your computer, cash register or entrance of your business to allow yourself to be seen, recognized and valued for all the talents and gifts you offer, no matter what your business is. This is also bundled up with the energies of dissolving those of unworthiness, self-sabotage and thinking others are 'out to get you' via discrimination, etc. It helps to shed light on old belief systems that are not really serving you (and most likely never did) so you can toot your horn with glee.
If you have been following me for a bit, this all begins to sound like the angel Jophiel and you would be correct. Jophiel is the Joy-Filled Angel; reminding you that you are your most powerful when you are in your joy. She helps you to stand strong and be proud of who you are with no regrets. Sunstone is one of the many stones that are in complete alignment with her energies.
Citrine, it's not just a sparkly stone August 08 2016 2 Comments
This week's crystal choice is citrine.
Did you know that most citrine is actually heated amethyst? During this process, the stone literally gets bleached out and reveals the gorgeous golden sparkles that most have come to associate with citrine.
Natural citrine is a very dark translucent brown that is often confused with brown tourmaline. Here's a picture of a natural citrine to share what I mean as a picture can speak much better than words at times:
You can see the underlying golden sparkles, but yet it naturally feels a bit heavier. I have a rather large natural specimen in my collection that is adored and often have it sitting near me as I create new products or course offerings.
Now compare the natural to its altered counterpart:
Both are indeed citrine! Both will work predominantly with the sacral chakra and deal with abundance. However, since they are different in their looks, very different as you will agree, they are also different in their energetic offerings.
The natural version will offer more grounded energy. It is darker, think more earthstar chakra; therefore more grounded. It also offers energy to help you overcome that squeamish feelings of not being good enough. In other words, it offers you courage!
The heated version will be lighter in its tactics to get you motivated in reaping abundance in all its glory. Due to its lighter coloring, it offers you to also be lighter in your energy and while doing so help to create better boundaries. Boundaries? Yes so you are better able to stand strong and no longer be that doormat that folks can mistake you for periodically.
To my knowledge the natural version is only available, or certainly more readily available, in its raw state. Therefore, if you find it in jewelry, it will most likely be wire wrapped.
The heated version can be found in its raw state or as the picture above, polished. Jewelry stores, even the higher end ones, will most likely carry polished, heated citrine in their inventory. This option makes the heated version quite easy to find at any well respected metaphysical, jewelry and healing business.
Both kinds of citrine work well with Gabriel's energy. Heightening your creative juices will creating an 'empire' of your liking whether it's an empire of joy, money, health, and of course love.
Enjoy your citrine, it is a lovely stone that wished to be shared this week; it woke me up as I had asked which one was to be this week's topic. Who's next? Only they know at the moment.
Change is often coveted and chatted (and dare I say whined) about daily:
* I wish my life was more abundant
* I wish I had my soulmate
* I wish I was ten pounds lighter
* I wish...
These are all desires of change, right? Right. If that is the case, and it is, why do folks drag and I do mean DRAG in changing circumstances so they can get what is desired?
Do you really expect things to change if you aren't? (Yes, this is one of those things that make me chuckle.) It just simply doesn't work that way. Want more abundance? Look for higher paying jobs or taking a course to help you get there. Want true love? It all starts within first. Want to lose weight? You know the drill; more exercise and better food.
And so on.
I get it, inertia is a wonderful mind numbing thing. I go there too; doesn't It feel more cozy to snuggle up with a great book? Good book vs getting up early to tackling the next task at hand; more course offerings, making memes, blog posts not to mention my domestic goddess duties? Luckily at this exact moment I have the best of both worlds; one cat is snuggled in close while I write so it's a bit of work and love going hand in hand.
Change is inevitable even if you are the Inertia Goddess/God; change is going to happen. How things change and how pro-active you are in its event and how you respond is up to you. You can make it difficult or certainly more joyful.
It comes down to, as most things do, how much do you love yourself in order to activate the changes YOU wish. Chamuel is my go to angel for this; The Angel of Self Love. Remember, the more you love yourself, the more you give yourself permission to ask for what you desire AND receive it. As the other angelic gang members, Chamuel resonates with the crystal Rose Quartz; see my blog from earlier this week on this juicy crystal that is chock full of loving yumminess to kickstart your life in magical ways.
Change isn't always easy and can take a while. However, as the old fable goes, 'Slow and Steady Wins The Race'. Taking one step daily towards your goal will result in the ultimate Big MAGICAL Changes that you yearn for.
Take me for an example, as many of you know we just moved; well Stage One of The Move has been completed. Once again, I did not go gently into this change. I LOVE our beach home (which we are not giving up - so many of you have asked), and going to the 'Big City' was 'eh', in my book. However, our new home has great, great energy. Things we've been carting around for years have already found a great home; it was like that spot was made for 'it'. The new home is surrounded by trees, lots of trees and a gorgeous pond just a few moments of a walk away. Gabi and I have already explored the immediate surroundings and look forward to more as the days begin to cool that allow longer walks. The vision is constantly changing, but I now have officially my own office! This is a first ever! Instead of carting my laptop to whatever spot felt great; there is a designated room getting filled with crystals, sacred objects and tools and you know what? It feels glorious.
I changed and what I expected and allowed myself to receive changed.
I've thanked my husband countless times for finding this beauty and he just beams. I know it is time for me and us to share our gifts in a larger and bigger way and we're ready. In order for that to happen, we needed to get off our island for longer periods of time but in an area that was more populated and yet offered peace.
Change. It's a good thing. Give it a try.