Non Action IS Action

Last week my Inspirational & Insightful newsletter was sent out with the subject in the subject line reading “Enter subject here”.  As soon as I saw that I just laughed at my self. I thought what should I do to fix it? Should I do anything?

One of Taoism’s most important concepts is Wu Wei.  This is often translated as “non-doing” or “non-action.” Wu Wei refers to the cultivation of a state of being in which our actions are quite effortlessly in alignment with the ebb and flow of the cycles of the natural world. Simply said, Wu Wei is “going with the flow”, with great ease and awareness.  Without even trying we are able to respond perfectly to whatever situations arise.

So, should I send another email with a correction? Should I email an apology? As I looked at all my options I considered Wu Wei and the value of non-action. By “going with the flow” I am allowing this error to exist and accepting everything is as it should be. Then I thought about the upcoming launch of my new website and how so often, there are minor corrections and adjustments as a new site goes live. If I could laugh at the subject line error in my newsletter I know I will be able to laugh at a few glitches on my new site. Wu Wei is excellent practice for the art of thriving as life unfolds around me! So go with the flow!


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Crying: More than Tears

Most of us in our childhood were taught crying was a weakness. When I cried I heard statements like, “What is the matter with you?” and “I will give you something to cry about!” I learned it was best not to cry or to hide my tears. Many of us grew up this way and some remain solid as a rock, holding in emotions that might generate tears. When my spiritual journey began I found crying was a great way to release emotions which were stored up over the years. I learned crying was not a “bad thing” and I usually feel great after a good cry. Recently I did a little research and found there are several health benefits of tears.

Most of us know – from crying – that it reduces stress and calms emotions. Many of us also know crying is a way to rid the eyes of irritants while lubricating the eyes. Crying releases endorphins – those “feel good” hormones while also detoxifying, getting rid of hormones that are harmful to different parts of our body. Tears contain a chemical known as lysozyme, a natural anti-bacterial that works to keep infections from happening in the eyes. And because the tear ducts are connected to the inside of the nose, crying cleanses the nose of harmful bacteria and irritants. Crying is good for relationships when you cry in front of others. It allows you to be vulnerable in front of others and allows them to take care of you, creating emotional bonds.

Spiritually speaking, I see Lightworkers shed tears for many emotions such as joy, gratitude, grief, inner peace and enlightenment. Crying may also take place in Coaching Sessions and Readings. Remember, water can move mountains, one tear at a time!


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Bursts of Energy: Self Reflection

As an Empath I continue to feel the impact of the shifting and fluctuating energies created by planetary alignments, continued Solar flares, the recent meteor shower and even last weeks Blue Moon.  I especially feel stronger emotions which seem to wash over me more frequently.  With the ever changing energies and heightened emotions I am more Self aware.  As I “look in the mirror” I see Self truth in my relationships.  There is change and intensity with relationships as some grow stronger while others run their course and different paths are taken.  The dynamics of some relationships evolve, taking on new meaning while new relationships come into creation.

It seems as though I am looking at relationships with sharper vision.  I see and feel the affect my words and behaviors have on others.  As this vision takes place I am empowered to change and adjust, bringing additional balance and harmony to Self as well as all my relationships.  I renew myself with honor knowing I must honor Self before I can honor anything or anyone else.  I consider the term “quiet strength” and how there is sometimes more value when nothing is said.  By occasionally becoming the observer I allow and support lifes natural unfolding.  With that said, communication becomes vital as a common ground for understanding different viewpoints and building mutual, trusting relationships.

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Patience: Allowing Life to Unfold

We have all experienced times where our patience runs thin. We tense up and may even become aggressive in words or actions. The best example of this is the lack of patience we see while driving. Drivers may seem to become entirely different people when they are rushing to complete errands or make appointments on time. Sometimes these situations are comical however, they show a lack of focus on remaining calm and practicing patience.

I am occasionally an impatient person myself! When this happens I feel the energy building and surging without an outlet. The tone of my voice changes and I begin to lose focus on allowing life to unfold. My inner self tells me to seek calm while my mind is racing ahead. I work with myself to bring back the calm. I stop and think some key thoughts and take actions which give me the ability to become patient. Allowing, whether with myself or others brings on a calm where practicing patience becomes effortless. The following are a few tips on how to stand in your power yet practice patience.

  • Take inventory of your energy. Where does yours end and others begin? Grounding and centering yourself might make an immediate difference.
  • Ask yourself, “How can I help” or “Do I need to step in and help?” Helping others to improve a situation, without judging, may bring everyone back into focus and the practice of patience.
  • How are you feeling? If you are feeling stressed and know you are losing your patience you may find that stopping to take some deep breaths will  bring about focus, generate positive thoughts and allow calm to come in. The “Toilet Exercises” are always helpful!

So, breathe and allow! You will be amazed as life unfolds around you as you practice mindfulness and joy!

“Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Spiritually: The Meaning of 7 and 8 [video]

Celebrating life is one of the joys we all have the ability to create. Sure, we all hook up on Facebook and we know, in general, how all our friends are doing. However, virtual contact and communication is no replacement for seeing, communicating and fellowshipping in person. Celebrating life with others is healthy! Recent studies show that social interaction boosts health and may be a positive factor in extending a life of health.

I will be celebrating 7 years of success as Lightworkers Gifts and Energy Healing Center.  This celebration – a wondrous party – is my gift to you in appreciation for the love and support you have given so freely.

Seven years!  The spiritual essence of the 7 is about reflection on the spiritual nature of things; investigating, analyzing and intuiting of inner wisdom.  It is about the quest to discover the inner landscape of life in relationship to higher truths.  This has been so true when I consider what Lightworkers Gifts brought to the community.  It really states what my desires have been, not only for myself but for all those who came into my life during the last 7 years.  I feel so blessed with gifts and talents which have a positive impact to those who enter my life!

Coming into the eighth year, I am excited about all the possibilities and opportunities!  Spiritually, the number 8 is charged with the responsibility of working with integrity to build a world of the future, aligned with higher consciousness and serving all humankind.  At the highest level, the 8 may be one of materializing wealth, following a path of power, achievement and success.

Your gift to me is to come and celebrate the success of Lightworkers Gifts! Come join us for healing, inspiration, presentations and drumming – come and have fun! Party Party!

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Everyone’s Symbol is Different – What’s Your Symbol?

“For every step you take towards God, God takes 100 steps towards you.” When I think of this phrase, stated by the Dalai Lama, I think of consciously taking those steps while God/Spirit steps a hundred fold towards me. When we are conscious of the existence and presence of the Divine, we are taking a conscious step towards God/Divine/Spirit.


All traditional religions have their own symbols and images that are meant to help us be conscious of the Divine. Some of them are the crucifix (Christian), images of Nataraja Shiva, Ganesha, or Kali (Hindu), the yin-yang symbol (Taoist), images of Buddha (Buddhist), images of Kachinas (Native American), the Mezuzah (Jewish), and the Ankh (Egyptian).

The steps of becoming conscious of the Divine are perhaps the most important piece of our evolution. What do you have in your home or office that helps keep you conscious of the existence and presence of your Divinity?

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Power! Confidence! Balance! Setting Boundaries

In my practice I have found that people do not understand boundaries and many do not have boundaries. Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that people create to identify, for themselves, what are reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave around them. Boundaries include how an individual will respond when someone steps outside those limits. They are built out of a mix of beliefs, opinions, attitudes, past experiences and social learning.

Personal boundaries define you as an individual, outlining your likes and dislikes, and setting the distances you allow others to approach. They include physical, mental, psychological and spiritual boundaries, involving beliefs, emotions and intuitions.

When setting my boundaries it is a way of loving and caring for myself. I found that the boundaries I set in my life play a key role in successful, healthy relationships with others. My boundaries also help me manage my daily life. For instance, when someone I know calls me, they might hear me say I have so many minutes to talk and we may or may not need to talk later. When we discuss it we might go ahead and set up a good time for a call back.  When people visit my home I am very open about my boundaries. I let others know where to find extra water, snacks, the bathroom location and more depending on the situation.

The following are a few good tips on setting boundaries.

  • Know your likes and dislikes; know yourself
  • Identify boundaries you wish to set
  • Tell others
  • Stick to the boundaries you set.

Other people want to know your boundaries. It helps them feel comfortable around you and it urges them to honor your boundaries. When people know and communicate their boundaries everyone benefits. Interested in learning more about boundaries?


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Daily Pratices for More Joy

These are three good practices I use daily. Making these a part of my life has brought more excitement and joy into my life experiences.

  1. Letting go of control: Realizing that we are not in control over the events that take place in our life helps us let go of the attachments to the outcome.  By changing your thought patterns you may reduce stress and worry about how all the details are going to play out. When you realize you are pushing, pushing, pushing – Stop, relax, breathe and let go.
  2. Accept that you are amazing! From the moment you awaken, smiling and bringing up your energy, release the limiting beliefs of your past self. Create a fabulous new you every morning.  Always remember and give yourself permission to be amazing.
  3. Human – yes, you are! Mistakes are going to happen. People feelings are going to get hurt and you will sometimes feel hurt also. Give yourself a break! Be forgiving, compassionate and loving to yourself.

If these resonate with you, write key words on a piece of paper and tape it to your mirror. First thing each morning, review your key words and practice them until they become a part of who you are because you are amazing!


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Confusion to Clarity…Retrograde [video]

Have you been feeling like you are  “coming and going” at the same time! I have some what.. Decision making seems to take longer. Could it be because Mercury and Uranus are retrograde at the same time? It may not be a time to begin a new venture according to one while the other promotes creativity and expressing yourself. The energy might feel confusing.

Have you heard about this retrograde thing?  Retrograde happens when a planet appears to be moving in a direction opposite to the direction it actually moves when using the Earth as a point of reference.  Planets are never actually retrograde or stationary; they just seem that way because we are observing their rotation from the Earth.  There are three phases of retrograde:

  • Pre retrograde shadow: The period just before retrograde begins; the planet is going in its usual “Direct” pattern
  • Retrograde: The period where the planet appears to be in a backward motion
  • Post retrograde shadow: The period where the planet has turned again and is going in its usual “Direct” pattern.

I am taking lots of time to breathe.  I am also grounding myself before I make decisions. I focus on going with the flow of life knowing all is as it should be. I also understand that the New Moon is a time to recharge, refocus and create new beginnings. I just love this gathering at my home!

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Creating is Your Inner Child~Laugh Out Loud (video)

One of the concerns I often hear from clients is their feeling of emptiness or feeling they are alone. I understand that feeling and have felt it myself. I feel our Higher Self/God and our “Inner Child” are always there with us.

When I discussed this with a client last week I had a renewed realization that my creativity comes from within, from my Inner Child. Using my tools and techniques I create classes, mindful of what I teach and live. I know my spoken word is a powerful and inspiring. I take time with my Inner Child to help center myself with my creativity. What I create is me! I create my next action and consider how it will benefit me and everyone around me.

One of my routines is going within and communing with Spirit and my Inner Child. It confirms I am not alone and they are there to help along with my Angels and guides. In the Shining Wheel, adolescence is symbolized in the South position. Taking quiet time and being in this position helps me focus on my love for my Inner Child. I am accepting of my life, my path and myself because I see through eyes filled with excitement and the possibility of fun. I laugh often and look for ways to have fun.

I love being with children. Taking part in their world is returning to my childhood and seeing everything through a child’s eyes. The simple act of being amazed at a lizard or the color of the sky is allowing my Inner Child to come forth. I believe many adults love bringing out their Inner Child simply because, as children they were not always able to express or be the child.

Your Inner Child is full of fun and excitement and ready to play! I can help you find your Inner Child. When is the last time you ran around the park flying a kite? How long has it been since you walked outside just to look at the flowers, hug a tree or find amazing shapes in the clouds? Connect with and love your Inner Child! You will be surprised at the fun just waiting for you to give the okay! So, watch my video and laugh out loud!

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