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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Creating and Accepting Mom’s Love

When I was a little girl Mama was full of joy and very energetic. I remember feeling as though life was a dream. As I began to mature I still saw Mama with that same joy. As I began to create my own life my actions and behaviors weren’t always accepted by Mom, but there was always Mama’s love.

We all look for our Mother’s acceptance. The love is always a constant, but sometimes the approval isn’t there. In my relationship with Mom I knew I was loved. But our relationship at times grew strained. I used to think, “If you’re not able to approve of my life we probably won’t be close.”

Then, through self acceptance and creating boundaries, I was able to open up to my Mama. By communicating with love we began to look at our relationship as two adults instead of Mother and child, and now we respect and honor each other. Our love has grown and deepened over the years.

Our depth of love was born from acceptance and communicating in a loving way. My Mama is so amazing! During this process she changed too! Mama became completely accepting of who I am! Happy Mother’s Day Mama – I love you!

We are all Mothers to all children around the world!
Happy Mother’s Day to ALL!

How I Experienced Courage

While at the grocery store I received a phone call from my Step-mom telling me my Dad was in the hospital, and it was about his heart. As energy pulsed through me my first reaction was the need to rush to the hospital. Then a feeling of great calm came over me, I felt a knowing that my Dad was going to be okay. I remember thinking, “The Universe has him.” I still felt driven to be there for my family; nothing was more important and I cleared my schedule. Healing energy was already flowing.

In the calm I felt as though I were floating in this experience. As I floated I sensed the reality of possibly losing my Dad. I told myself, “I have the courage; I will do this. I will continue to step forward, releasing my burden and focusing on healing energy.”

What was most challenging was seeing Dad. His short-term memory was affected and he was in so much pain. After surgery, as the anesthetic wore off, he kept asking, “Where am I?” and “What’s going on?” I’ve always seen my Dad as the head of the family. He was always a strong and fearless leader. Now I was seeing him as a human, a fragile being. I had to ask myself, “Do I have the courage to go on without him when that time comes?”

The outpouring of love, sympathy and healing from friends was amazing and deeply appreciated. All the love and healing coming our way was something I could feel. I know it helped us through this experience. I know it helped my Dad. I was overwhelmed with the validation that I am never alone!

We are never, ever alone. Our God/Universe is always there for us. Our friends and family are not only our support, they are the bridges connecting us all.

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Joy & Reiki…Want Some?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a form of therapy where the practitioner channels the intention to improve the flow of life energy. It is a hands-on, no-touch, visualizing technique where the recipient remains fully clothed and relaxes while laying down or comfortably seated.

Reiki may reduce stress, ease pain, eliminate toxins, releases suppressed feelings, strengthens the immune system, balance the spirit and chakras, amplify natural abilities and creativity, and trigger wellness. Feelings of overall well-being, peace and renewed life joy may also be experienced. Reiki is also often used as a compliment to medical treatments, adapting sessions to the needs of the receiver. It is not a religious belief so the benefits can be enjoyed by anyone.

As an Inspiration Coach and Reiki Master, I can help, or teach you, a powerful way to create positive life change combining Reiki with coaching. Join my Introduction to Reiki on Sunday, April 29, 2012.

Celebrate Earth Day!

April 22 is Earth Day, celebrating the 42nd anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. In 1970 Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin started a movement which channeled the energy of the anti-war protests and capitalized on the emerging consciousness for environmental concerns. The result was 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.

This year, more than one billion people in 192 countries around the globe, will participate in Earth Day 2012. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will share their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together they will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.
There are many ways to participate from organizing environmental fundraisers, to planting a tree, to taking care to use less water and paying extra attention to how many lights are left on.

Join us on Sunday, April 22, 2012, from noon-3:00pm. Bring the family, and let’s share some refreshments and be in the beauty of nature. Medicine Women will be doing a honoring ceremony all of the earth from 2pm-3pm. http://www.meetup.com/lightworkersgifts/events/59180662/

Let us know what you are doing for Earth Day! Tell us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Lightworkersgiftsandhealingcenter   or Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/LightworkerAnge

Celebrate! Celebrate with joy! & Bonus Video

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Celebrate! Celebrate with joy!  How do you celebrate?

Celebration! People all over the world take the opportunity to celebrate everything and anything. Celebrations can last just a few moments to days or weeks. The celebration of a small accomplishment can be in the form of a “high five”. The Chinese New Year celebration is more than two weeks. There are celebrations that range from the traditional to the unusual. Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving are examples of traditional celebrations.  April Fool’s Day and Halloween are unusual yet popular. The variety of religious or spiritual celebrations abounds world-wide and is present in most cultures. Celebrating, whether it’s for fun or to give honor, is loved by all.

No matter how your spirituality is structured you may have traditional ways to celebrate your belief. The question this week is: How do you celebrate your beliefs?

Viewpoint 1: I celebrate my beliefs by living them. Even though my beliefs are quite different from my friends and family we celebrate our beliefs by coming together while respecting each other. This creates agreeable conditions where we can all celebrate with joy and love on any given holiday.

Viewpoint 2: I spend time with family and friends. Also, I like to take time with Mother Nature. For me, being in nature is really important when celebrating who I am and what I believe.

I celebrate by taking some time to meditate and celebrate my spirituality. I also go to see my family where a big part of the celebration is the dinner. When children are involved I like to do some type of activity with them which involves celebrating our beliefs.

However you celebrate your beliefs, celebrate knowing you are loved. If you don’t feel loved, know that I love you!

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SPIRITUAL CONFIDENCE AND HOW TO DEVELOP IT! Bonus Video

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It is important to have confidence in all areas of your life.  Spiritual confidence is a sense of absolute conviction which cannot be affected by external or internal change. It is:

  • Unshakable
  • From deep insight into your true self
  • A precious gift
  • Freely from your awakened heart & mind
  • Open to all who receive it

Spiritual confidence is your anchor in the midst of your busy life. It holds you firm through life’s experiences.

During our present time of changes, turbulence and fear – spiritual confidence provides a powerful resource. You become the warrior. You connect with others of like beliefs, reach out to community and become the helping hand.

You can see and feel this confidence in those who have embraced their spirituality and walk their path. Love and joy emanate from their depths, from their heart and seems to pour from them. They are very comfortable with who they are and what they have to share.

Developing spiritual confidence takes a commitment from and to your higher self. The following are good questions to ask yourself if you desire more confidence in your spiritual life.

  • Do your actions or behaviors follow your beliefs?
  • Are you open – listening for guidance?
  • Do you practice living in love and joy?
  • Are you using your gifts and talents to benefit yourself and others?

If you would like to know more about spiritual confidence, come to the class “Creating Your Most Confident Self” on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.

REMEMBER! – SHINE ON!

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Releasing Old Patterns & Video

Shine On!You are born as a perfect being with the opportunity to be, have and experience whatever you choose.  However as you journey through life you become programmed with ideas and beliefs about yourself.  These ideas and beliefs create patterns repeated throughout your life.  By repeating patterns of false beliefs, limiting behaviors and negative feelings you actually limit your full potential. These patterns may be about your:

  • career,
  • relationships,
  • health or the
  • ability to grow spiritually.

Releasing these patterns may improve your ability to enjoy personal growth including the ability to realize the fulfillment of your manifestations, dreams and goals.

The following is an example which gives an effective method to release old patterns:

  • Name the pattern or belief – Speak aloud to give your words power. Write it on a piece of paper. Be specific. Example: “I am not worthy of love. I am not lovable.”
  • Identify where the pattern grew from. Speak aloud and write it on the paper. Using the same example, think back to the time in life where these feelings came from. “I feared my Mom did not love me. She was always critical of me.”
  • Physically release the old pattern. Write on your paper that you are releasing this old pattern. In the above example “I release my fear of being unlovable. I am a loving person and I am worthy of receiving love.”
  • Do a burn – take the paper outdoors and, in a safe place, burn it. Watch the smoke as it floats to the heavens, releasing your intention.
  • State aloud your appreciation to your God or Higher Self, your Angels, Guides and Totems. Ask them to be with you as you embrace this change.

There are many, many other ways to release old patterns. If you would like to know more about this topic  Click HereAttend “Releasing Old Patterns” class on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:00 PM!

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Retrain Your Inner Voice & Bonus Video

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Macmillan Dictionary defines “retrain” as “to learn, or to teach someone, new skills that are needed for a job”.  Well, throughout your waking hours you have an inner voice chattering nonstop even though you are not aware of it. This constant stream of conversation may create challenges by distracting and diminishing your ability to be truly “in the present”. Your inner voice may be communicating negative thoughts, preventing you from moving forward and achieving your potential.

Does your inner-voice chatter about how unworthy you are, how difficult a task or goal will be and even saying you will not succeed! The good news is that we all have the ability to train this chatter in a positive way which may elevate, encourage and uplift us.

Here are some suggestions you may want to try separately or in combinations:

  • Take a walk – “Earth-walking” is a type of focus that involves tracing your steps in a pattern that repeats until you have come to a state of inner peace. The figure eight, the Infinity symbol, is a soothing yet powerful first pattern to try. You may notice your inner voice is unable to keep your interest for long when focusing on walking a pattern.
  • Chanting – Mantras or just singing the song of your soul may give you the power to reach your goals and lift you from the ordinary to a higher level of consciousness.
  • Place your hand or a finger on your forehead and say: “Okay, I hear you. Be quiet!” Then put your hand or finger on your heart and say: “I am listening with my heart right now!” This one is great for those times when you are on the run and want to shift your focus quickly – and it is FUN!

Daily affirmations, aromatherapy, meditation or Tai Chi may also work well. By using any of these methods you are training your subconscious mind to focus on the present and be positive.

Your inner voice is a wondrous part of who you are. By replacing self-defeating chatter with positive reinforcement the chatter may become supporting self-talk. It may boost your confidence. The more you practice turning your subconscious into your advocate, the greater success you may experience with your goals, manifestations and desires.

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Three Clues To Check if You Are A Lightworker!

You are a lightworker if you:

  • feel called to heal others,
  • want to resolve the world’s social and environmental problems
  • believe that spiritual methods can heal any situation;
  • have had mystical experiences, such as psychic premonitions or angelic encounters
  • have endured harsh life experiences that eroded the knowledge of your Divine perfection
  • want to heal your own life as a first step in healing the world
  • feel compelled to write, teach, or counsel about your healing experiences, or
  • feel a sense of time urgency to fulfill your mission before you know that you are here for a higher purpose, or even if you are unsure what it is or how to fulfill it.

Everywhere on the planet right now, lightworkers are awakening to faint memories about why they came to earth. They hear an inner calling that can’t be ignored. This call is a reminder that it is now time to stop toying with material dreams, and get to work.

Many lightworkers are discovering innate spiritual gifts, such as psychic communication skills and spiritual healing abilities. These are the gifts that we volunteered to use to heal the earth and her population during the crucial decades surrounding the millennium.

Prophecies predicted our coming, and now it is time for us to fulfill our Divine purposes. The world depends upon us!

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