Burning Bowl White Stone Ceremony

It’s Calendar Turn Over Time again.

The perfect time to:

  • Finally release the burden of family guilt so you can stop beating yourself up
  • Heal your heart, so you can start the new year with love
  • Clear the energetic space of the past so you can begin fresh and aligned

There is magic and mystery surrounding the year end and beginning of the new. There is a time and space to breathe, to rest and reflect. In this interactive Ceremony you will be guided through a reflective and healing process and led to a receptive place to receive your new intention or white stone for the year.  A visioning process will complete the evening Ceremony.


On Sunday, January 7, 2018

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Burning Bowl and White Stone Ceremony

The Burning Bowl –  Clear out the closets of your mind and make room for the life your soul desires.  Open your imagination and heart to the blessings God is offering you.  This is our traditional ritual of releasing to the burning bowl those things that no longer serve us


White Stone – We receive our intentions (similar to resolutions) for the new year.  Rather than focusing on what we will do, we focus on who we are called to be in order to birth the emerging vision of our highest essence.  During the service, we connect with our divine essence—whatever we call God, as we are invited to ask for guidance on what our word or words will be for the upcoming year.  These words will represent our highest intention and may be in the form of a new name that will represent this emerging spiritual identity that will guide us through the new year as our high intentions unfold.  That name is then written upon the white stone that we keep throughout the year as a reminder of our intention.


Ceremony – The power of ceremony and ritual reach deep into our hearts and souls, tapping into a place that knows mystery, magic and miracles. Through ritual we bypass the logical mind and embrace an inner knowing, a soul revelation.




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Activated… again.

Refreshed, Renewed and Re-Awakened.


Standing at the base of the Kachina Woman in Sedona, AZ, I was activated at a cellular level. My arms and head were vibrating, tears were streaming down my face and I was laughing all at one.

This woman, this vortex of the divine feminine was speaking to me once again. It had been years since I stood in this very place, and I remembered it anew.

We had been four days in Sedona and the Kachina Woman vortex was where I knew I needed to be. We finally got there on our way out of town on the last day. A few days earlier the Madonna at the Chapel of the Holy Cross jumped off the wall and into my heart.

We had been to each of the four vortexes and the Stupa, each place had it’s own energy, frequency and vibration; each one activating me in different ways.

At the Airport Mesa, which is a masculine energy vortex, I was activated, pushed even. While it was beautiful and the energies were strong, I’m not drawn to return there.

At Bell Rock, I felt a spaciousness, a Oneness with all that Is. The energy while still activational, for me, was quiet and soft. My heart softened, my body relaxed and I experienced a quiet in my soul that was refreshing and renewing.

Cathedral Rock was a similar, I wanted to sit and be still rather than push on up the trail. We were here at dusk and it was delightful.

But the Kachina Woman – she rocked my soul. She called to me and I answered. In me was reawakened a vitality in being all I’m here to be. Reawakened in me, was my desire and need, really for magic, mystery and miracles. I’ve been playing with returning to my Goddess work, returning to my lineage of being a High Priestess in the Magdalene Mysteries. Its been there for a number of months, but Kachina Woman brought it all together.

Kachina Woman stands for the expression of all that is feminine within me. Not opposed to the masculine, but empowered in and with. She is the expression of my Divinity, fully embodied in my feminine presence.

Done am I with pushing and pulling; trading in the effort for a deeper grace that lies within me. Done am I with hiding my woo-woo self for what I think others think I should be. Done am I with holding back or shrinking into the sidelines.

I noticed my tendencies already, to not rock the boat; to fit into my family; to not speak when I really want to speak. I also noticed already, my willingness to embody my feminine movements, to dance more freely, to use my body more consciously. To Be bolder, without being pushy.

It’s a divine dance and I’m coming to the floor ready to release that which no longer serves me in order to more fully serve humanity.

I can’t recall how many times I’ve had a coming out party, but here’s to another one. Here’s to the importance of taking time to refresh, renew and re-ignite the passions within.  I’m so grateful I have the opportunities and the awareness to listen and act upon my inner impulse!

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Willing to Serve Creation

In 2010, I heard the words: Are you willing to serve Creation? 
Although it appeared to be a simple question and my answer was an automatic YES, little did I realize how my life would change.
The very next statement I heard was: Then you will be asked to surrender everything!  Again, I thought that would be ok, but little did I know what it entailed.
Over the course of the next few months, I began to discover the meaning of surrender. I let go of my job, my career; my relationship, my home and that was ony the begininng. I then let go of emotion – anger, fear, guilt, shame, blame to name a few. Then the hard part began, the dissolution and dismantling of my belief system and structure.
To make a long story short, I was emptied, cleaned and turned inside out and then a rebuilding began. The rebuilding came with new beliefs, a fresh perspective on Spirit and my purpose in life.
That purpose is Awakening! I stand for the Awakening of the planet! The awakening from sleep to Aliveness; from unworthiness to worth and value; from the focus on all that does not work, to a life that works for All. The awakening and realization of your deepest Essence; your most authentic Beingness which leads to clarity and confidence in purpose, passion and connection.
Love is the way, but everything unlike Love has to go, it has to be dismantled and transcended. I was given a signature system that quickly, easily, gently releases life-long limiting patterns, shatters invlsible glass ceilings and frees the soul to Become all it is here to Be!  This is part of the work of Awakening.
The other part is to realize your hidden gifts, passions purposes and bring those to the world in a way that supports financial freedom, contribution and your Soul with balance for your entire life.
is beginning next week. It is a structured support of Awakening!  Each week we will explore and experience a different spiritual principle that will aid in your ever evolving spiritual journey.  Each week you will be be supported in clearing the old and activating the new.
If you’ve been feeling a little stuck in your progress, this is perfect!
If you’ve been yearning for something, even if you don’t know what it is – this will be perfect for you!
If you’ve been knowing there is more for you… this could be the perfect next step!
Will you be part of this group? Is it your time?  If so, click through to my calendar and let’s chat about it!
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Here’s what a client said recently –
“I’m so mellow, so relaxed and yet on fire with possibilities. It’s like the urgency was replaced with a knowing that has allowed me to be calm in my actions.” 
I hope you will join me and if you are considering it – let’s chat!  

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The World Is Falling Apart

It appears that the world is in chaos. The fires, the floods, the hurricanes, the politics. The hate and violence that appears to be normalizing.



The repeal of DACA – good, honest, hardworking Americans who happened to not have been born here potentially being deported. The crazy, the insane, the scary. What is going on and how do we stand in it?

The United States of America is being hit hard right now. We are not alone, there are fires, outrageous heat, hurricanes and devastation in other countries as well. Since I am American, I will address our country, but not to the exclusion of other countries who are being battered with nature or human devastation.

I offered a LIVE video on Being Battered, watch it here.

Recently we had both the Lunar and two weeks later, the Solar Eclipse, which fascinating enough also only was visible from our country and to most of it. Very curious, you might think. Could it be that we are experiencing the after math of these two spectacular events?  Maybe.

This is a question that was posted to me;

“What’s going on and how can it be fixed? How can believers do something to help?”

Here’s my thought: First and foremost, keep your attention off the drama/trauma and on the Light. Jesus said, “Seek first the kingdom of God.”  Second – if you are in the way of harm – MOVE! Get yourself safe!

There is a story about a man who was trusting God to save him from rising waters. (This is a story, however, it made itself real last week in Houston). The short version of the story is that a boat came by twice, then a helicopter to rescue him, ultimately from the roof. He refused saying God would save him. Finally, he drowned and found himself at the Pearly Gates. He whined to God, why didn’t you save me? God replied, I sent you two boats and a helicopter!

The point being, God isn’t partial to one human over another; God or nature rains (or fires, or floods, or storms) on everyone equally.

Mother Nature is fierce and when she is storming, get out of the way! Keep yourself safe!

There are many theories flying around about Climate Change – isn’t it obvious our climate is changing?! There are theories about some of these storms being man-made or man influenced. At some level, isn’t that obvious also? We are not caring for our earth in a very compassionate and loving way. We are continually contaminating it, taking it for granted and even taking advantage of it. Of course, things are going to happen. (I’m not going to even touch on the man-made weather, but you can google it, if you care to explore another version).

I was asked for spiritual help, so that is what I’m offering.

I believe that humanity is basically good at its core, that we are awakening to Love and light and a new way of living together, in Oneness on the planet. I also believe that everything unlike Love must come up. That is part of what we are experiencing.

With the hatred, the violence. We find ourselves with a leadership that not only condones hatred and violence, but practices it openly. This has granted permission to those who harbor hatred in their consciousness to express it outwardly.

I do not condone hatred or violence in any way shape or form. Yet, as I witness it in the outer, I must look at places within my own consciousness that I’m angry, that I get violent. You should hear my silent rants against the hatred, you’d think I was practicing violence in my own head.

This is all part of the ultimate healing process. We cannot stand for hate or violence at any level and it washes down. We are being called to clear ourselves of hate and of fear.

Remember the bible story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den? Basically, Daniel kept his focus so on his God that the lions’ mouths were closed and he escaped death. Also in the book of Daniel is the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego who were thrown into a fiery furnace. Their focus on God kept them from being burned.

We are in fiery furnaces and lion’s dens; so, where do we put our attention? On the drama, trauma? On resisting that which is?

No, we keep our focus on the love that we see, the good that is happening. We don’t bury our heads in the sand, but we don’t give our energy and attention on fear. When we are focused on a greater good, we may be called into action. If you feel the call, take action, but not from fear or resistance to what is.

What is happening? We are being cleansed at a deep level. Just as deep wound needs to be lanced to heal completely, this is happening in our humanity.

Why? Either because we have crazy in charge, which we must remember we voted in. I don’t know how or why, but somehow the crazy has all been voted for. Or we can believe that all this is working together for a greater good.

Romans 8:28, All things work together for good for those who love God.

That does not mean that every event, situation or circumstance is good. It does mean that for those who love God, those who are committed to Love, will find a way to come together for a greater good. Does this mean that disaster won’t strike? No, but when we focus on the good that comes – the connection, the generosity, the community that happens, we find love during it.

Why? I have no clue. It’s crazy making in my mind too. It blows my mind and I can’t even begin to comprehend what we are seeing.

But what to do? Find love, seek love, keep your focus on love. Take a stand for LOVE, do not participate in protests against, only rallies for. Take a stand for kindness, compassion. Do not engage in fear based tactics – no matter what.

Shift your focus from what you see to what you want to see. For what you focus on, you will see more of.

Hold yourself accountable to yourself, and to the awakening of the planet. Trust in the goodness of God/Spirit/Source/ Creation – no matter what.

If you were to create a beautiful garden, you would first need to clear out the weeds, and till the soil. If this is what’s happening on a global scale, so be it.

Trust that you are protected, that you are love and loved; that you will not only survive, but also thrive. Does that mean that you will escape all the crazy, perhaps not, but you will get through it; you will be ok!

I believe we are being called to reassess our values, to recalibrate our lives. Sometimes it looks hard and scary, but that which matters most will remain, will survive, will rise above.

I’ve cleared a few spots in my calendar to support those who are traumatized by current events and are seeking support.  Simply fill out this quick survey and let me know what’s going on for you.

The other great big piece is that we are each, individually and collectively being called to do our own healing work, to have our own awakening. That sometimes is the hardest work, but it will pay off! It will bring you great comfort and peace in your own consciousness and your own live. It will also bring clarity about what is yours to do.

When we stand in our Truth, in Love; we are guided as to how to individually participate in the world. Sometimes it is action, other times it is prayer.

For everyone, pray love; pray rain where the planet needs it; pray dryness where the globe is saturated. Pray balance in nature and the softening of the brutality in all our planet.

Pray love. Be love. Pray light. Be light. Trust in that which is greater than all of it. Trust in a greater good that will be revealed.

Notice I did not say pray for; I said Pray!

Know that you are not alone, you are love, you are loved, you are loveable forever. Practice kindness and compassion. Give love your attention. Release fear, release judgment, forgive that which you see and don’t understand.

Our God, no matter what name or flavor you call it, is a God of Love, of goodness. Practice your deepest, broadest beliefs and encompass the globe with your love, your faith, your trust.

That is what those who are believers in a greater good are called to be and to do.

So much love to our planet. So much love to our country. So much love to you, who are suffering, who are struggling to make sense out of senselessness. So much love to our Humanity.

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Impact of the Eclipse

In the United States of America this week, we experienced a phenomenon, an event of the century. We had a full solar eclipse that crossed the entire country. The last one like this was 99 years ago, think about that! Starting off the coast of Oregon and traversing the continent all the way to South Carolina and into the Atlantic Ocean.

There have been many things written and contemplated about this event and how it is impacting us on many levels. I was impacted personally and spiritually in profound ways that are yet unfolding.


My husband and I went out onto our lake in our kayaks with a small box – our hand-made viewer, with an expectation and an openness to experience whatever came. There was an energy, a feeling of anticipation. Like in the movies when something big is about to happen, you can feel it coming. It was like that.

It was a cloudy day, hot and humid day, but we had high hopes that the clouds would clear and they did. We talked about what this might be; how it might impact us and we spent time simply in the silence receiving the energies of love and light.

The event was amazing, our little handmade viewer was ok. We were gifted official viewing glasses by some boaters who saw us drifting close to them. That was so amazing. What we noticed during the fullness of the event was not that it got dark where we were, and not that the animal sounds changed, but that it was significantly cooler. It likely dropped 10 degrees for about 30 minutes or so. That was crazy. And yes, the temperature was back up before we left the lake!

Afterwards, in the day and following days, I was thinking about the impact and I noticed a few things I want to address.

First, the entire country was looking up at the same time.  The collective was looking up at the same time. Looking up is a technique that I use often with my clients.

When we get bogged down in something, when we get tunnel vision about an issue or problem or even when our mind gets loopy, one very quick and effective technique is to look up. To shift your focus from small to large; look to the sky and gain a new perspective; look up to see new possibilities; to free your mind; to expand your awareness. This impacts us mentally, but it also impacts the physical body. So often when we are stressed our physical bodies are folded into themselves; we are hunched over our keyboards, shoulders in our ears and rounded. Our posture is bad and our breathing strained.

The simple act of looking up causes a stretching of the entire body from your neck to your chest and shoulders. It opens the airways and the throat chakra, which is about the power of voice and speaking your truth. Look up now and feel the stretch all the way down your back. Open your shoulders and chest and lean into it. Become aware of the lengthening of your torso, which gives relief to all the belly organs and beyond.

On a mental level, when we raise our sight from the problem, we are more apt to discover a solution. When we interrupt the mental looping, there is room for new ideas to enter.

Spiritually, when we look up, we connect to that which is greater than us; call it God, Creation, Source, the Universe; or call it the Sky or the sun, or moon or stars. Whatever it is, when we make connection to something grand outside of ourselves, we are lifted into new awareness and new consciousness. If we consciously make this connection we can be lifted to new vibrations, frequencies and even dimensions.

The fact that so many Americans were looking up on this moment in time, is significant! Looking away from all the problems, the whining, the complaining, the issues of our country at something so much greater than us, the solar eclipse, is truly impactful, even if most of them don’t have any awareness of it.

Could our country use a little lifting up right about now? Of course, and collectively we looked together.

A second, yet similar realization I had was that we had a collective Shared Experience. Think about times of great trauma, tragic events and how we come together as a people in love and support. 9-11 comes to mind. This week, we came together in a shared experience of looking up, of this natural, cosmic event. We have a shared consciousness around it. We joined with neighbors and strangers sharing our awe and wonder, sharing our glasses and our experiences. Can you feel how profound this is – even if we didn’t notice it at the time? We were consciously connected across the planet, and indeed across the globe.

Our hearts and minds were together on this moment. Collectively when we share an experience, we are more aware of our bonds, of our connection.

In an article I wrote,  “Musings about the Eclipse” –  I explored ideas about the Sun and Moon, and the portal that was being created by the feminine covering the masculine here, and about the eclipse being a cleansing breath.

To me, the experience was a portal to a new possibility, a new dimension of consciousness. When I was in Brazil last May, I entered a new dimension, I had the literal, visceral experience of living in a different dimension for a couple of weeks. This felt like a portal available to anyone and everyone who was aligned with a new possibility; who is aligned with a new world; one of love, light, joy and peace for all people. It sounds like new-age mumbo jumbo, but I’ve experienced it as real. More real in fact than the reality we live in daily. (I’m taking a group to Brazil in May, info here)

I was basking in these vibrations, enjoying a moment of peace and exploration of all the photos people were sharing when I came across this video by Nasa.  The opening sentence was “the viewing of the eclipse was out of this world”. They meant literally, it was a recording of the entire event across our country from satellite. Watch it here:

The eclipse as a satellite saw it

This brought me to another layer of processing. It was totally cool, much larger than I realized and profound to witness from above. What impacted me in this video, however was the darkness. It felt like a sci-fi film where the darkness had form, albeit vaporous and amorphous form, it moved across the earth, darkening everything as it traversed the continent.

It was similar to the opening lines of Genesis: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”

Sort of.  It was like this deep, dark, emptiness hovering over our country, spreading, moving. It was like it had a life of its own. I had a couple of thoughts – one it was gathering all the darkness of humanity into its arms and in its wake, was more light; a lightness of spirit; of humanity. Watch it again and notice how the light returns and even gets apparently brighter as the darkness passes.

Or, maybe it is representing the darkness that is seeping through our country in deeply disturbing ways. Even so, the light will return, and become even brighter. It takes all of us to do so.

The video disturbed me in ways that I’m not sure I can even put words on. Even as I speak about the Moon, the feminine, as dark, it is deep and creative; the womb of creation; the depths of soil that allow a seed to sprout. (Read my article, here.)

What I know to be true is this:

Something happened this week that was cosmic and profound. We can allow ourselves to be positively impacted by this event or we can go right back to sleep and continue our ways.

My hope, my call, my commitment is to support all who are ready and willing to continue to Awaken, to use the energies available this week and beyond to catapult an awakening of spirit, to connect to that which is greater than us and to come into alignment with more love, more light.

Our world needs us now. Our country needs us now. We are being supported by On High, by the heavens and the earth; by the sun and the moon and so much more to awaken into a greater awareness of who we are and who we are here to be.

We are spiritual beings, awakening to a greater truth that we are One, that life can be richer, juicier and more fulfilling that perhaps it has been. We are here to discover and bring forth our deepest Essence and that will be profound.

Imagine a world where everyone knew their value, their worth; where there was only love and light; where all know our Oneness with each other and the planet.

Imagine a day of awakening when the moon blocks out the sun for a moment in time, opening portals to the rise of the Divine Feminine; that of love, compassion, kindness; nurturing, nourishing and connection. Deep connection to all that is and infinite possibilities.

Imagine that day. Oh, it just happened. Now what are you going to do with it?

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Musings on the Eclipse

Today is an auspicious day. Here in the United States of America, visible across the entire country there will be a solar/lunar eclipse.

I’m intrigued.

What does this mean? While I’ve been reading and seeing many, many interpretations across the internet, I wanted to go within. What does it mean to me?

This is the first of this type of eclipse in a century. That is significant. That it comes at this time in our history seems significant. that is covers our entire country and not much else (ok, a little of Canada) is significant in light of our current countries appearance.

If the Sun is the masculine energy and represents the ways of society at large and the Moon represents the way of the feminine energy; the Moon is going to completely cover the sun for a matter of moments. The feminine is going to completely block out the masculine for a matter of moments.

The masculine is logical, intellectual, lineal, head based. It is where we compare and contrast, which leads to discrimination and oppression. It is about power and fighting to get what it desires. It is more apt to overpower another than work together.

Now, these are very wide and loose descriptions and I use them to point out how our current world is being.

The feminine on the other hand is much more about connection and communication; about collaboration and seeing and being outside of the box. It is more creative and less lineal. It is the language of the heart and deeply cares about the person, more than the outcome; cares more deeply about the process than the result.

What if this covering over, this eclipse was a portal into a new way of being; what if it is a doorway from where we find ourselves to where we want to be? In energy, vibration, frequency and ways of being? What if? It could be.

What if the eclipse is a breath. Simply a deep, cleansing breath for all of humanity, especially those of us in the United States? What if it is a moment of reset? Of clearing? It could be.

It’s interesting to me that this eclipse covers the entire country, and no others. It’s interesting to me that our country is in such apparent chaos and distress even at this very moment.

How might you use the energies today? How might you align with a greater good, a great and grand surprise? How can you allow this eclipse to catapult your awakening? Your heart? Your business? Your spirituality? Or nothing at all?

The thing is this is nature and there is nothing we can do to control it and I believe it will affect our world and our planet in deep and profound ways that also might be subtle and not visible for some time.

Nature does not discriminate, nature does not care; nature simply is and we are part of it.

I encourage you to take some time, if not during the actual eclipse, but today, to contemplate. What is working well in my life? What is not working so well? What would I love to see instead? Is there an inner impulse that is wanting to be recognized?

Listen deeply, align with that which is greater than you. Let your body, mind, heart and very being, be touched by this once in a lifetime event today.

Thanks Pamela Hawkins for posting this Ansel Adams picture!


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Unity of Houston

Hi Everyone,

What an amazing, incredibly, blessed time I had last weekend in Houston, speaking for my friend and colleague, Rev. Howard Casear at Unity of Houston.  

I wanted to share my experience with you, so here’s the video recording.

I’d love to hear your response to it! Please also feel free to share and like!


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Get Quiet

Life is busy, we know it.

But do not forget or forego your quiet time. For it is in the quiet of your soul that you are fed, nourishing and inspired.

The tendency in today’s world to work too hard, to run too fast and to try to jam too many things into a simple day.

Let go. Let it be. Take time for yourself. Take time, like the Native Americans say for your soul to catch up with your body. Relax.

Build into your day time for silence. Not just quiet on the outer, but enough time for your mind to slow its spin, for your heart to let down its guard and for your Being to find relief.

This is the most crucial think you can do for yourself and for humanity. For you cannot listen deeply when you are focused on the chaos. You cannot be divinely guided when you don’t get your mind out of the way. You cannot be in Love when you are filled with stress and worry.

Take time to breathe. Right now. Set the alarm on your phone or better yet, install an app with a mind bell chime to draw your attention each hour back to yourself. Take even 68 seconds to breath into your body, to look outside your projects and to bask in the glory of who you are and this amazing beautiful planet you live on.

A natural outcome of quiet time is greater wisdom, deeper clarity and the feeling of gratitude and appreciation. Take a few more seconds to bask here in this energy. This is what is important on the planet. Everything else, all action that stems from this place of quiet, gratitude and connection is going to be much more effective than anything coming from the frenetic, chaotic, busy-ness of the outer world.

Give yourself this gift today.

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Sunday Sabbath

Sunday Sabbath – in the beginning when creation created the earth; the sun and the moon and the stars; the land and the seas; the plants and animals and humans; in the beginning when it was all created there was time for rest. Rest and reflection. This is called the Sabbath. It wasn’t so much that God was worn out and tired like we get at the end of the week, but it was more like:

Ahhh, look, at the beauty. Look at the miracles; Enjoy this moment for it is Good.

Sunday (or whatever day you choose) Sabbath is vital to our spirits and souls as much as our bodies. How many of us run too hard, work too long, push too fast? How many of us really take the time for stillness?

I know even me, this morning as I was sitting, instead of simply sitting, I got on Facebook and started scrolling. While that is fun and sometimes entertaining and certainly mind-less activity at times; it is not Sabbath.

Sabbath for me is quiet, it is sitting still for time. It is easy conversation, going with the flow. It is paying attention to that which is greater than me. The sun, the moon, the trees, the waters. It is noticing the birds and squirrels and chipmunks. It is watching at wonder at the hummingbirds and butterflies. It is basking in the glory of the beauty of the moment.

Even if life happens to be hard at the moment, or even if it is showing up exquisitely, sitting in Sabbath allows the time and space for the body to relax, the soul to catch up and the Spirit to simply Be. It can be like putting your mind in a time-out. No thinking today. Some light daydreaming perhaps, but no figuring it out, no struggle in thought.

Lay it down for today and look around at something you don’t normally notice. I’m not talking about the dust on the window sill, or the dirt on the floor. Look outside, look within. Look for the beauty of Spirit.

It’s Sunday Sabbath time – what will you do to nurture your Spirit, Soul, Body and give your mind a rest today?


In-Joy, With Ease and LAUGHTER,

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Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh

Beloved, today we speak to you of laughter. Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter lightens the load, changes the frequency. The video of your friend’s baby is perfect to bring laughter. Share the light today. Share the laughter. There is much heaviness in the world. It suffocates the very life force from your being. Laugher opens the pathways, laughter instills inspiration. Inspiration is inspired. From the place of laughter, from the place of lightness, from the place of inspire-ed action there is room from Spirit to move. There is room for the very light to move and shift and play.

Can you feel the power of laughter? It jolts the seriously right out of the way, it softens the hardest places. Not laughter towards anyone or anything, but laughter in the pure innocence of a child. Laughter at the way the shadows move across the yard. Laughter at the way the clouds are forming and laughter certainly at yourself.

Laugher is not mean sarcasm, but lightness of spirit. Find a video of a child laughing. Create a video of a child laughing. Make music with your laugher today. Can you feel, already how you are opening to new possibilities? Can you lean into the expansion that happens when two or more join together in laughter?

Make it a laughing meditation type of day> Make it a laughing type of day. Make it laughter infused life you are living. Turn on laughter yoga. Turn on laughing babies. Turn on your own deep inner laughter and let it rip. Let it flow. Let it take you totally away from the mind and into the moment.

Remember a time when you laughed so hard you almost peed your pants. Laugh like that. Laugh like there is no tomorrow.

Why does laughter work? It moves you away from worry and stress; it cleanses the pallet of your mind and frees the binds that chain it. Or is it the chains that bind it? Laugher, deep belly laughter causes a release of cortisol, the stress chemical; releases a boost of endorphins, creating oxytocin; all the feel-good hormones in your body are stimulated and the mind is quieted. If that is not enough, it also changes your neurology for a moment, it gets you out of your head and into your body and that’s always good. It opens the heart and massages the deep inner organs that in turn stimulate better digestion, better functioning of the colon, liver, spleen, and more!

Laughter brings you into connection with those you are laughing with. It dissolves barriers of communication; wipes away the illusion of differences and creates a bond of mutuality, of kinship, of shared experience.

I want to share a video I did a few months ago about Laughter. Check it out and comment below. I’d love to hear your response to it.


In the video I read the poem, Laughter  from the book, I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz by Daniel Ladinsky.


What is Laughter? What is Laughter?
It is God waking up! O it is God waking up!

It is the sun poking it sweet head out
From behind a cloud
You have been carrying too long.
Veiling your eyes and heart.

It is Light breaking ground for a great Structure
That is your Real body— called truth.

It is happiness applauding itself and then taking flight
To embrace everyone and everything in this world.

Laughter is the polestar
Held in the sky by our Beloved
Who eternally says,
“Yes, dear ones, come this way,
Come this way toward Me and Love!

Come with your tender mouths moving
And your beautiful tongues conducting songs
And with your movements– your magic movements
of hands and feet and glands and cells– Dancing!

Know that to God’s Eye,

All movement is a Wondrous Language,
And Music–such exquisite, wild Music!”

O what is laughter Hafiz?
What is this precious love and laughter
Budding in our hearts?

It is the glorious sound
Of a soul waking up!

Will you join me in laughter? Will you find a way to laugh today? Then spread the word!

In-Joy, With Ease and LAUGHTER,

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