Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Merry Winter Solstice 2015!

Are you ready for the new energy coming our way?

I love this night, the longest night of the year.  I find it mysterious, empowering, challenging an exciting!

For the past few years, the Winter Solstice not only marks a change in season - it's officially winter even though it's the warmest and rainiest December I've experienced - it also marks a change in energy.  I used to think that the whole Solstice, Aztec Calendar, 2012 predictions, Stonehedge ceremonies were just a bunch of New Age hocus pocus...  but then I noticed.  I noticed the subtle and not-so-subtle changes in my life that are seeded at the Solstice.  I noticed my change in outlook.  I noticed my change of energy.  I noticed the changes in my clients, colleagues and friends.  I experienced major shifts in my energy work, with more Guides, more precise energy, more confidence.  Strong with this experience, I now consider this night very special and holy indeed.

I love how this night is quiet - and yet is filled with energy.  If you really stop to listen, you might just hear your Guides speaking to you.  You might just hear messages from your animal spirit tribes.  You might hear love notes from deceased loved ones.  This is a night of deep magic.  This is a night of hope and love and learning.  This is such a special night to connect the different pieces of you that you've tried to hide but are now holding you back.  This is a night of healing.

As I write this, I see the ancient Egyptian Goddess Isis coming forth with her deep blue wings, opened wide to welcome you in her embrace.  She is ready to help you on your journey to feeling whole, spiritually connected, empowered.  You only need to accept her Love and her help.

In her mythology, she travelled up and down the Nile River to find the pieces of her husband, the God Osiris, who had been dismembered by his vengeful brother in a struggle for the Egyptian throne.  Isis found all the pieces, created the first mummy, and the first mummification ritual to bring Osiris back to life.  In doing so, she also brought back Light (Osiris is the Sun God) and order to the Kingdom.  Hers was a journey of Love, of service, and deep life-giving magic for the highest good of all.  I love that she is stepping forward to be our guide this year!  She is one of the most ancient and powerful goddesses; let's get ourselves ready to work with her!

How?  Here are a few ideas:

  • Give yourself some quiet time to reflect on pieces of you that you have left behind due to pain, shame, or the need to fit in.  Is it a funky, spunky part of your personality?  Is it your inner rebel?  Is it the part of you that truly believes in magic?  The part of you that believes in true love? Write about it in a journal, or draw a picture, or paint what this piece means to you.  Then close your eyes, and ask for help to make peace and find forgiveness.  Know that you are now strong enough to reintegrate that piece of you in your current life.  See yourself bringing that piece of you in your body.  Where does it fit?  Your heart?  A chakra?  Breathe it in, feel it... and take time to rest.  Now that you acknowledge that piece of you, what is possible for you?
  • Put on your favourite music, and move your body!  Dance!  Too often, we allow our minds to direct our life...  for just a few songs, allow for your heart and your spirit to move you.  Find balance as you integrate your body, your spirit, your soul.  Enjoy your body and how it moves.  Speak lovely things to your body.  Listen for its wisdom.
  • Light a deep blue candle in a gold dish.  Burn incense.  Meditate on your biggest dream, your biggest desire.  Ask for the courage and strength to find all the pieces of the puzzle, all the resources you need, and the wisdom to see your dream or desire manifest.  Remember that your quest will include action, not just wishful thinking.  Ask about your next right action step, listen for the answer, and DO IT.

Enjoy this special night and all the nurturing energies that are coming forth to help you to your own greatness.  Always remember your beauty and your magic.  Always remember that you are not alone on your journey, even though it might feel like it on the darkest of nights.  Walk through this new energetic portal with grace, and with a new feeling of wholeness and enchantment.

Do you need some extra help?  I'd love to help you uncover pieces of you that you've buried so deep you don't even remember what they are.  They hide under beliefs and patterns.  They might feel heavy or sluggish in your chakras.  They might feel like empty space in your heart.  See what can shift in a session with me.  Click here to book.

I am surrounding you in Love, and wishing you much Joy in this new year.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Rule #3 for asking masterful intuitive questions

I love the feedback I am receiving from the last two articles - I’m glad that the Rules for mastering Intuitive Readings are useful to you!  Keep sending your comments and questions; they help keep me motivated to write more.  Sometimes, I feel I’m writing to roomful of crickets which is the downside to online business, lol.  Might be part of my ego-mind, but I like feeling that I’m making a difference, don’t you?  So on that note, here are the rules that can make a big difference in your Intuitive Readings using your pendulum, Oracle cards, and any other spiritual tool:

Are you ready for Rule #3?  Here's the scoop:

The mind is the servant

Meditate with this quote, attributed to Albert Einstein: “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

Are you ready to remember your gift?  My guess is that you are, since you're here reading this message.  But like many, you might have an internal struggle going on, because you might believe that putting the rational mind back in the service of your imagination and intuition means that you have to have a blank mind when you meditate, or worse, to give up on logic to become spiritual.  Fear not, for this is not true!

The ideal relationship between gift and servant is one of cooperation and mutual support, where each one draws on the strength of the other.  The intuitive mind can not do its work when it is overly controlled by logic.  The rational mind can not help you come to grounded and useful conclusions if it is governed by flights of fancy from pure dreaming or channelling energy.  They both work together to gather information from the spiritual and the physical worlds, so you can remain balanced, calm, and a manifestor extraordinaire!

When I meditate, I like to take a walk, or garden, or even do the dishes.  I find that when my rational mind is busy with a repetitive task, my intuitive mind can more easily travel.  Repetitive tasks can become very refreshing and insightful!

I tell my clients to give a name to their ego or thinking brains, because it helps to gain perspective and to find more creative solutions.  When the rational mind pops in with the grocery list, or fear-based thoughts, or that whole list of to-dos…  I simply say, “Thank you Professor Thinks-A-Lot, for alerting me to this issue.  Now, please take your clipboard and inventory all the good reasons and methods to bring me to my objective.”  Try it, and let me know how this works for you!

How does this apply to your Intuitive Readings?  With these principles:

  • When you meditate or connect with your spiritual tool, your mind does not have to be perfectly calm. It has a job to do: to ask questions.  It becomes a private investigator uncovering the next right question to ask while your Higher Self and Spirit provide the answers.  (See Rule #2 to guide your question-finding quest)

  • The optimal state of mind for Intuitive work is relaxed, calm, but alert; it is NOT a deep meditative state.  You should be able to remain aware of your environment and remain focused even if the cats jumps on your lap, the dog barks at a squirrel, or your kid comes in with an after school question.  I’m speaking from experience, here! 

  • Remember that intuitive information is at all times driven by your intention.  Be aware of any agenda from your ego, or of the need to prove yourself right.  That will totally skew your results.  Also, because the voice of Spirit is softer than the voice of the ego, you’ll find that the mind will trump true intuitive insights if you are attached to the answer or the outcome.  

  • Before you start, ask yourself why you want to tap into your intuition.  If you’re doing the work only out of curiosity - because you want to know what dress you were wearing in a past life, or what might happen in a potential situation, or what someone else might be thinking of you…  then you’re not looking for wisdom.  You are devaluing your gift by using it as entertainment.  Exercise discipline, and train yourself to ask for practical information you can use in your daily life.

I’ll give you more tips on this Rule, focusing on mind traps, in my next article.  Until then, I am surrounding you in White Light and Divine Love.

Are you already seeing results and shifts in your Intuitive Readings by applying these Golden Rules?  Let me know!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rule #2 for mastering intuitive readings: Productive Questions are Everything

In my last article, I wrote about Rule #1 of Intuitive Readings, to help you work with more precision when asking for intuitive insights from your pendulum, Oracle cards, and any other spiritual tool.  If you’ve missed it, read it here:

Are you ready for Rule #2?  Here's the scoop:  productive questions are EVERYTHING.

When working with spiritual tools, the quality of the information we receive is at all times determined by the quality of the questions we ask.  The quality of our intuitive work is also directly impacted by our mental and emotional state of being.

I had a good laugh with one of my students recently.  We were talking about the various rules and laws of magical manifestation when she had one of those sudden flashes of wisdom.  It sounded like, “OMG this is SO TRUE!”  She shared that a while back she was using her Tarot cards to receive answers to a particular situation - but she was so anxious and agitated that every card she picked seemed to amplify and demonstrate her anxiety.  Out came the Tower Card, the Death card, swords, broken hearts, upheaval...  She came into her intuitive session thinking that her world was in chaos… and the cards kept showing her chaos.  Has this ever happened to you?

So remember Rule #1 - you are in charge of creating your reality.  If you strongly believe that the world is chaos, Spirit will not argue with your belief and will show you chaos.

And here’s the thing about Rule #2: if your thoughts and emotions are in chaos… so will the answers you will receive.  If you ask vague questions, you will receive vague answers.  If you ask about things you have absolutely no clue about how it works,  or no control over the outcome, the answers will not serve you well in the practical side of life.


  • If you cannot define it, do not ask about it!  Remember high school math when you needed to define the value of “x” for the equation to make sense?  The same principle applies here.  If you don’t know what concepts such as “better for me”, “optimal”, “highest good”… etc… mean to YOU — then do your homework first and define them.  (Remember the exercise in the last article where you needed to define in great detail what being the Queen of your life would feel and look like BEFORE the dowsing work?  That is how you apply Rule #2!)
  • Do not ask questions about things you do not control, such as how someone will react to your decision, what someone will think of you, how the stock market will react, etc.  It's really none of your business.  I'll explain more on this in the next article.
  • Remain ethical, and to do not ask about how to make others see things your way.  That includes how to influence your child to follow your desire for him/her…  Often parents - including parents of adult children - tell me that they want to know how to make their son forgive this other person, or how to make their daughter stop a self-destructive behaviour, or how to make their child choose a different college...  I know it's tough - but your adult children have their own path, and their own karma to deal with.  Reframe your question instead on how you could best support them in what they are going through.  What would help you be more loving, centred and accepting of differences?  Lead by example.  If you lead by chaos and drama...  yes, that's what others will pick up in you, and that's what you will find amplified.  Spiritual guidance always starts with the self.
  • Practice asking very specific questions!  The more specific you are in your questions, the more specific your answers will be.  See and feel the difference between these questions:  “Is this activity good for my business?”  vs. “Will this specific activity help increase my revenue by 20% in the month of December 2015?”  ...  "Is this essential oil good for me?" vs. "Can this essential oil help reduce my symptoms of (...)?"  Capice?
  • If you’re in a state of panic…  practice self-care FIRST.  Be centred, calm, and detached from any answer you might receive before picking up your spiritual divination tool.

I’ll write about Rule #3, dealing with mind matters, in my next article.  Until then, I am surrounding you in White Light and Divine Love.

Has this article been useful to you?  I'd love to hear your experiences and read your comments.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Are you breaking Rule #1 for asking powerful questions for intuitive insights

We’ve all been there.  Thinking of changing jobs.  Totally frustrated with our love life.  Heartbroken.  Confused.  Directionless.  So so deeply wanting to be comforted and being told that we’re on the right path, doing the right thing, taking the right decision.

We want our spirit guides, the angels, God and Goddess to tell us what to do next.  We promise to do as they say… could they just not give a clear to-do list?  We don’t take action because we are waiting for Spirit or Universe or “them” to give us permission.

So many students and clients tell me how frustrated they are that their pendulum, Oracle Card, or crystal “doesn’t work” and gives them confusing answers.  Or they tell me that a psychic once told them that they should do this or that, and that it didn’t work.  They ask questions like these:

... Should I take this class?  Should I stay in this relationship?  Should I apply for this job?  Am I supposed to go on this trip?  Will I find love one day?  Can I afford this?…  

These questions break so many rules!

Here’s what I learned: no one — NO ONE — holds your map of destiny except for YOU.

This means that you get to choose what you want to experience, and then work with Spirit to figure out the how.  Here’s the deal: when you ask questions with, “Should I”; “Am I supposed to”; “Can I” or “Will I”…  what is happening at soul level is that you are abdicating your authority over your life!  You are asking someone else, or an oracle tool, to choose or decide for you.  You are breaking rule #1 of Intuitive Readings:

Rule #1: I am the Queen of my life experience

So then, as the Queen — or Goddess, King, CEO — of your life experience, what questions could you ask that would be more powerful and insightful?  Try this exercise.

Taking back your power exercise

  1. Light a candle, play soft music, burn incense…  do what you need to do to feel zen.
  2. Brainstorm on what it would be like to truly be the Queen of your life.  How would you feel?  What would a perfect day look like?  Who would be surrounding you?  What would be the state of your finances?  How would your home or work environment be like?  Describe in as much detail as possible.
  3. List at least five (5) possible ACTIONS you could take THIS WEEK to bring yourself to this state of awareness and being-ness. 
  4. Take your favourite Oracle tool (pendulum or muscle testing would work best).  Breathe and centre yourself, then ask the following questions:
Given that it is my intention to experience myself as the Queen of my life experience…
  • Is [name or number of the listed action] in alignment with manifesting my intention this week?
  • Is any of these actions more aligned to manifesting my intention than the others?  Which one?  Is it [Action name of number]?
  • Do I give myself permission, at a soul level, to proceed with this chosen action?
5.  Follow up with your personal reading, and TAKE ACTION!

6.  Share your insights and your results - let’s inspire each other!

I’ll write about Rule #2, dealing with clarity of intention, in my next article.  Until then, I am surrounding you in White Light and Divine Love.

PS.: Did you want to learn more about trusting your intuition and using Oracle tools?  Take a look at my Intuition Development Program.  Offered online starting in 2016.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Is fear holding you back from developing your intuition?

I’ve been talking to many wonderful women recently about intuition.  I’ve given several women (and a few men) their very first Intuitive Reading or Reiki Session.  I love their honesty when they come up to me and say, “It’s my first time, and I’m a bit afraid.”  It takes courage to try something new, and to do something that’s a bit scary.  I’m truly honoured to have shared this moment of their first official intuitive experience.

One of the things I am passionate about is talking with people about this fear they have of intuitive experiences.  I love talking about it because it’s something I’ve had to overcome, and I discovered how sweet, creative, and joyful life can be once you realize that intuition is not scary at all.  Like many, I once imagined that only a turban-wearing, heavy-makeup’d, gypsy- hippie- or witchy-looking person spending hours gazing in crystal balls (or worse, fish entrails) and smelling heavily of patchouli was an “intuitive/psychic”.  I thought that only bubbly, ill-educated, and emotionally manipulative people would assert themselves as being psychic.  And then, of course, there was my Catholic upbringing and the ingrained “fear of the devil”…  Thank goodness I discovered that being intuitive and psychic doesn’t have to be like that!  I find it funny now when people tell me, “You’re psychic?  But you look so grounded and normal!”

Yes, I am normal.  (Whatever that is, lol!)  And tapping into your intuition is normal, too.  It’s absolutely natural, and I believe everyone can do it.  I can teach you how.

The first thing I really want you to know is that you are powerful.  You have free will.  At every moment of every day, you are responsible for creating your life experience through your choices.  You can choose your thoughts, your emotions, and your perceptions.  You can choose how you create your life.  To me, this journey with intuition is first and foremost this journey of personal empowerment, using our subtle senses (aka intuition) to inform our life’s choices.  All of my teachings hinge on this important and profound belief.

What does this mean for you?  It means that, when you learn to read Oracle Cards, or use a pendulum, or use muscle testing…  you ARE NOT transferring your power to the psychic tool!  That’s all they are, the cards, the pendulums, the crystals… they are tools to help you tune into and express your truth.  They are not the psychic, the oracle, the intuitive - YOU ARE.  So, if you’re afraid of tapping into your intuition, it is worthwhile to ask yourself what are you truly afraid of…  what personal truth have you been hiding from yourself and are reluctant to face?  In my students, it often looks like fear of rejection, fear of not conforming to a social/family norm, fear of not being able to handle heightened senses, fear of change, fear of letting go of that self-image that they worked so hard to create all their life in an effort to fit in…  It turns out that what they are really afraid of is not Spirit, or their Intuition…  they are afraid to give themselves permission to be who they truly are: an inspired, powerful, divine co-creator.  Can you breathe into that? Join the conversation in my Facebook group “Coming Out of the Spiritual Closet” and share how this applies to you.

Trust me, when you’re ready to accept the fact that you ARE a bit different than the norm; when you are ready to OWN that, and learn that you can happily live in society with your gifts; when you realize that the persona you built around your need to conform, be accepted or fit it is a mask - not your true self…   Phew!  That’s when inner peace can set in, and intuition can really kick in.

Next time, I’ll teach you how this important lesson translates into asking powerful and insightful intuitive questions.  I’ll tell you why it’s not the pendulum’s fault if you’re getting confused answers, and will give you tips to ensure you are getting the best possible intuitive answers.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Goddess Blessings on this Equinox!

Happy Equinox!

Goddesses are both happy, joyful, bountiful...  AND can be angry and spiteful.  This is a time to honour them in all their humanity.  It's also a reminder to embrace our own Light AND Shadow.

“…but Jaz, what’s an Equinox?”  

The Equinox marks the time of the year when the amount of daylight is equal to the amount of darkness.  If my Latin is right (and I make no claims at being a savant, here)…  equi = equal, and nox = night.  Daytime is the same duration as night time.  On September 22nd in the Northern hemisphere, it marks the official beginning of Autumn, while down-under, it’s the official start of Spring.  And that’s the scientific explanation.

“…so, Jaz, don’t you typically write about spiritual feel-good themes?  What does the Equinox have to do with this?”

The way I celebrate my spirituality is informed not only by my intuition, but also by the cycle of Nature and by history.  These are the three most important aspects of my inner life, and what I LOVE sharing with you.  I turn to these elements when I try to understand what the heck is going on in the world around me, and within me.

And at this time, “what the heck” is a very mild way of putting things.  Haven’t you noticed your computer going haywire for the weirdest thing?  Have you not felt a rise in your anxiety, stress, anger or state of confusion?  Do you not feel that “something’s gotta change” - but you don’t know what, or when, or how?  All this jittery energy is right on cue with the Equinox, believe it or not. The Equinox marks a change in season, a change of mood, a change in self-care, and time for introspection.

The Cycle of Nature
At this time of year, the squirrels in my backyard are literally going nuts (yes, I went there!).  The birds, insects, all forms of critters are busy building their food cache and putting on weight either for the upcoming hibernation, or their migration to warmer climate.  As for the farmers, they are deep in harvesting time.  And so many homemakers and kitchen witches are busy drying herbs and canning preserves for the year ahead.  The natural world is abuzz with activity.  With this in mind, reflect on your life:

  • Look at how you’re dealing with work, family, projects.  Do you feel there’s too much on your plate?  What can you save for later?  
  • Take a good look at your daily activities: are you just being busy for the sake of keeping busy - or are you being productive?
  • In your energy, health, and wealth: what are you keeping in reserve?
  • This is also a time of balance. Daylight and nighttime are equal. Take time to center yourself and mirror the balance of the equinox in your life. Remind yourself to play as hard as you work and love your Light as much as you embrace your Shadow.

Traditionally, our ancestors have marked this time of year with a harvest festival and a time to reflect on the past season’s abundance.  They celebrated the second harvest and the start of winter preparations. They made plans to care for the tribe during the winter months, and decided on how the harvest would be shared.  Several tribes made preparations to change from their summer hunting grounds to their winter grounds, often following their source of food.  With this in mind, reflect on your life:

  • When you feel the jitters and you want to move, change scenery, go somewhere warm for the winter - you are vibing with the migratory animals.  If you’re not moving for the winter, see if you can do a day trip or a weekend getaway.  Maybe you’d like to redecorate one room in your home, or take out the Fall decorations to change the scenery and feel of your environment.
  • Give thanks for your many blessings and reflect on how you can improve yourself and your community.   
  • Celebrate your business and personal successes.  Make an inventory of the seed-ideas you want to keep, those that need time or research before growing, and those that you want to release.  Clutter clear your office.

Spirituality, Intuition, and the Goddess
In Greek mythology Autumn is associated with the return of the goddess Persephone to the underworld.  Just the thought of loosing her beautiful daughter, even for only a few months, caused Persephone’s mother Demeter to act out in grief, anger and sadness: she created winter and her sorrow caused snow to cover the land and it was impossible to grow food.  Demeter went as far as making a pact with the Lord of Darkness and the underworld, Hades, to ensure that her daughter would be able to emerge to the surface for a few months every year - but how she grieved the absence of her daughter!

  • To celebrate Demeter: acknowledge what gives you grief and anger at this time.  Write it out.  Yell it, cry it, dance it.  Keeping it in will only make matters worse, not only for yourself, but for the other people in your life who still depend on you.  Let it out, get the help you need…  and know deep down that “this too shall pass”…  Call upon Demeter’s energy to give you courage and strength to face your darkest fears.
  • To celebrate Persephone: she was taken to the underworld against her conscious will.  Others decided her fate, and she had very little to say.  Acknowledge those things in your life where you feel lost, confused, and not in control.  Call upon the energy of Persephone to help you get out of the victim or martyr mode.  Ask her to keep your imagination and your curiosity open - so if Destiny brings you to a dark place…  what can you discover there that could be brought back up to the Light at a later time?  If you’re not in control of the situation, you can still be in control of yourself, your emotions, your reactions, and your fears.  What can you learn from your darkness?  Persephone can help light your way.

Can you see how tapping into the cycles of Nature, History and Spirituality can give sense to your every day life?  Does it help you understand the subtle energies that are currently influencing your mood, sleep patterns, choices and behaviours?  Do you need help navigating your darkness?  Would you like to learn to leverage your grief or deal with your jitters?  Let's talk.

I am wishing you an enlightened, joyful, and spirited Equinox.  May the Goddesses shower their gifts of wisdom upon you.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Are your values fed by fears?

Here's a nugget of wisdom I gained while teaching last evening.  I explained what is an ethical dilemma, and how at its core, such a dilemma happens when two or more values that we hold near and dear to our heart are in conflict.  This can be an external conflict, e.g. my core values are different than yours, and we are in disagreement about what to do.  It can also be an internal conflict, e.g. my core values are changing and I'm not sure where I stand anymore.  We put this in context with a typical Lightworker scenario: using your magic, mojo, vibes, etc. to manifest a really great parking lot on a busy shopping day.  Easy breezy for some people... but for many Lightworkers, this is a difficult, uncomfortable, internal-sweats-and-palpitations moment.  Why?

We examined the values that might be at odds.  We agreed that compassion and caring for others, and standing firm in our personal power are likely conflicting.  And when we dug a little deeper...  we noticed that the value we hold dear, that of compassion and caring -- e.g. what if an elderly person, or a pregnant woman, really needed that spot and I just took it from her?  -- is not only conflicting with the teaching and value of standing in your power; but standing in our power and manifesting through intention and magic is also conflicting with deep FEARS.  And there's a big fear here... that when we ask for a parking spot, or money, or ease in our day... we are not working for the Highest Good (an other BIG value for Lightworkers).  The internal conflict of being confident in our energy work & trust that Spirit knows best and will manifest according to divine will...  and the fear instilled in us (in many lifetimes?) about the "bad" or "evil" or "egoic" practices of energy work - and that we have to work for the entire community/world, and never request anything for ourself.

Ooooh...  That's my lightbulb moment from last night.

Can you see any of these values and conflicts at play in your life, and in your decision-making patterns?

Part of our "ohm-work" is to reexamine our values, and to ask ourselves - is this really true?  Am I really holding on to this value out of Love, and in Alignment with my Highest Self?  Or am I holding on to this value because I have been taught this is the right thing / good girl /zen thing to do?  Am I holding on to it because I am afraid of not being good enough, powerful enough, deserving enough of requesting what my heart and Higher Self truly desire for me to experience in this lifetime?  Am I afraid to ruffle feathers?

When you truly understand your values, you get insights into why you do the things you do.  And then, when you realize your values have shifted, or need to shift, because you are awakening to a new paradigm...  then it's easier to choose new decisions and actions based on values that are aligned with who you are, now.

Does this make sense?

I know I'll be working on old patterns of behaviour and actions now that I have identified what I do because I've secretly been holding on to fear...  And that's because being fearless and courageous are values I hold dear.

How about you?  Are you ready to review your values?  Are you ready to change your behaviours?  Need help to see clearly through the forest? Reach out - I can help!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Own Your Power!

I have a pet peeve.  It's driving me nuts, and I want to do something about it.

My pet peeve is victimization.  When I see people suffering from acute victimitis (yes, I even made a word for it!) my stomach squeezes tight, and if I had the super power to create special effects, you would see the super wind-fan blowing my hair around me, lightening zapping in the background, and the temperature would go up as I reach for my magic sword and speak with a deep echo...  (yes, yes, almost like Lady Galadriel when offered the One Ring...)

...Your life experience is the result of YOUR past choices.  

If you don't like, learn to make different choices.

Yes, life throws us curve balls.  No, it's not always fair.  At times, it even sucks.  Big time.  And you just want to curl up in a ball and yell to the world, "Why is this happening to me??".....

Ah -  and that is the question, my dear.

And the answer to that question is not found in others.  Blaming and pointing fingers is not helpful.  Shaming yourself and allowing that self-talk to tell you how insignificant, how stupid, how much of a looser you are is not helpful either.

I know those thoughts.  They've been in my head my WHOLE LIFE.  I think I was 7 years young the first time I wished my brain was taken out of my skull for those thoughts to just stop talking and making me feel so bad.  I was crying myself to sleep almost every night, and I don't think anyone ever noticed my distress.  Even at 7, I was able to keep it in during the day - although I tended to retreat in my imaginary world where things were quite different.  As a teen and young adult, the pattern was deeply ingrained.  I suffered through anxiety and panic attacks.  My first burn-out was at age 18.

I blamed my parents, for their lack of emotional care.  I blamed society, for its twisted values.  I blamed myself, for... well so much.

My saving grace, I suppose, is my strong desire to create something better for myself, and for others.  I still hear those thoughts, I still experience those negative feelings - and I CHOOSE to perceive them differently.  I choose to learn from them.  I choose to go to the root cause of the issues and clear them once and for all (and that's why I love Akashic Record Readings!).  I choose to get help and find actions that will bring me OUT of that darkness.  I choose not to languish in a puddle of self-pity.

I took me years to develop this inner strength.  Why I chose to leave my cushy government job (where I was crying every day) and start my own business?  It's not luck.  I accept the consequences of my choices, including the very very tight budget I am currently experiencing.  I chose to create a life with more joy, more freedom, more creativity, and more ME.  It's a choice.

I am sharing this story with you today because I have heard so many of my clients say, in the past weeks, how scared, how lost, how sad, how unhappy they are with their life situation at this time.  Some feel the victim of life circumstances.  Others feel they're the victim of some spooky dark forces or even angels with life-changing advice. Some people come to me and unload their story and feel better for it... and yet don't want to take any steps to own their story and change their beliefs or decision-making patterns.  They go back to their life and do the same thing all over again. Those are not my ideal clients.

The choice to create a better life is a choice available to everyone.  That includes YOU.  I can show you how.

If there is a super power I can share with you, it's the power to regain your strength, your free will, your freedom of choice.  No matter what life throws at you, you will know that you have a choice as to how you respond to the situation, and what you can make out of it.  That's who I am as a coach: I hold the space for you to express your pain AND to grow into your own super powers.  If you don't want to change and want to stay in acute victimitis...  I'm sorry I can't help you.

But if you're ready to move and groove; if you're at that point where enough is enough; if you're ready to take responsibility for creating the life of your choice... then I'm your gal.  Thankfully, I don't really change into Lady Galadriel when we meet (teehee) but I can summon up some pretty cool energy vibes and guides to help you through your own transformation from puddle on the floor to full-on goddess.

Please don't stay in acute victimitis...  Let's talk.

I'm wrapping you up in White Light and sending you blessings of JOY.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Unifying Shades of Grey

In a world of black and white, it's often the shades of grey that unify all of creation...

Two weekends ago, I participated in my first ever shamanic retreat at Northern Edge Algonquin Park.  It was a wonderful experience, and it really felt like a "coming home" for my soul.

From the moment we arrived, we were asked to walk in Nature, and reconnect with our inner guidance.  My steps led me to the dock.  I sat there several minutes, soaked from the fine mist, breathing in the moist air.  As far as I could see, there was the colour grey.  The sky, the air, the mountains, the water...  everything grey.  This grey, however, did not feel oppressive or depressing; it felt like a unifying colour.  It felt like everything in Nature melting into one another, such that each element's individuality was part and parcel of the next...

I was inspired to write this short poem.  Take a deep breath...  and allow for the energy of the words to seep through you, just like the mist.  Open your heart and your mind to areas in your life where you could just melt into the moment and release your individuality to become one with something that is bigger, and greater than the individual consciousness.  You won't loose yourself; the trees and the mountains and the sky only appeared grey; they didn't loose their individual vibrancy.  They only melted into one another for a moment, for a day.  Being ONE.  Feel the oneness...  Enjoy.

Unifying Shades of Grey

Sky melting into mountain
Mountain melting into trees
Trees melting into Earth
Earth melting into water
Water misting, moving shifting...
Everything appearing grey
...with its own shade
...its own texture


I'm wrapping you up in White Light and sending you blessings of JOY.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

New Moon Manifestation Ritual

It's the New Moon!  Here is a simple ritual that will help you focus on raising your vibrational level to match the rate of what you want to manifest.  You need to commit to working with the moon until at least the Full Moon at the end of the month - looking at the night sky, seeing the crescent become fuller... and noticing in your life how you can become fuller with positive vibes that will attract your wishes.

What you need: a dark cardboard to signify the night sky; a white paper to cut out the moon.  Stars, sparkles, coloured pencils...  to decorate your moon with the energy of your wishes, and to decorate your "sky".

Why it works: the exercise keeps you focused on the positive feelings and energies you want to create.

And?  The moon influences the water on Earth with a push/pull action, causing the tides to ebb and flow.  Our bodies are made of mostly water; the moon has a push/pull power over us too!  Also, water is linked to the realm of emotions and the divine feminine.  It guides creation and intuition.  You know the Law of Attraction - like attracts like.  Focus your energy on being at the vibration of that which you want to manifest... and relax as it comes to you as easily as the moon glides and shines in the night sky.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Knowing who you are at soul-level can bring you on a path of more joy, serenity, and abundance!

Last year was my first year as "real entrepreneur".  Although I had been offering Reiki and Oracle Card readings for a few years out of my home, it was my first year doing it "for real" -- meaning that I intended for my spiritual gifts to also become my main source of income.  I could not stay in the corporate job with the correctional department anymore; I was too unhappy and unfulfilled.  So I chose to quit.  It's been difficult and very challenging for my finances and the maintenance of any sense of balance in my marriage.  But I can honestly say that, a year later and despite all the challenges, I am the happiest I have ever been all my life.

Some people say that "I'm lucky", or that "I'm special" for having the chance to do what I love now.  Let me assure you that it has nothing to do with luck or any special gift.  Rather, in my greatest moment of despair and dissatisfaction with the life I had created thus far, I chose to do something different.  I chose to follow my heart.  It did not make sense, it was not truly planned, and it was scary.  In fact, it still IS scary at times, and I often doubt myself and my decision to leave the safety of a corporate job for the ebb-and-flow of spiritual entrepreneurship.  I'm sharing this because I want you to know that if I can develop the courage to make new choices for my life - so can you.  If I can create a happier version of my life - so can you.

One of the things I did last year to reassure myself that I was taking the right steps in developing my business is that I hired business coaches and took business classes.   By the end of the year, I was wiser...  and just as disenchanted with the corporate aspect of having a business than I had been in corporate world.  Why would I seek to recreate that which I didn't enjoy?  Why were the same patterns reoccurring?

This year, I chose instead to invest in MYSELF.  The training I am taking bring me great joy and I can feel my energy and vibration levels going up, expanding, reaching new wisdom from where I can serve you better.  My struggle last year had to do with knowing with my head - I wanted to know the processes, the structures, the steps, the applications...  And now I truly follow my heart and intuition.  Instead of planning my week from a strategic perspective, I sit in meditation, connect with my heart centre, and dowse (I use a pendulum).  I choose activities that are aligned to who I truly am, instead of following someone else's path.  And - wouldn't you know it?  - what seemed stuck in my life and in my business is now flowing with more grace and ease.  You see, I learned a lot about myself, my patterns, my past choices, the big WHYs...  and I'm still learning to make new choices that bring me more joy and happiness.  I just had to learn more about what I wanted and why I wanted it... and like most people, I learn from making what may seem like mistakes... those life creations that aren't so joyful, because these are what we call "contrasts" - showing me what I don't like, so that I learn to choose things that I DO like instead.  And the more I'm in the flow, the easier it gets to make the choices that are right for me.  Life can still be bumpy... but I'm not stuck in a rut for very long anymore.

What would you do differently if you knew how to tap into your own spiritual gifts, into your own path and journey?  What would be different in your life if your truly knew and accepted your strengths and your soul purpose?  What would be different if you knew how to express your own divine nature in every day life?  What would be different if you realized your power as creator of your life experience?

I have recently come across a great resource I wanted to let you know about.  Have you ever heard of the Akashic Records?  Think of them as a giant energetic database that holds information on just about everything - including the nature, purpose, history and origins of your Soul itself!  When I do readings for my clients, and when I do house clearings, I now include an Akashic Reading.  I find this methodology brings more specific and relevant information about the Soul than the more passive approach of Reiki.  I like to know, through the Reading, what are the key issues and blocks to divine self-expression, and then move into more clearing and healing work using Reiki and energy healing.  I found a good flow. :)

What I love the most about the Soul Realignment methodology is that it teaches each one of us how we're actually in charge of the life experience we are creating.  It sheds the light on our patterns.  We get to understand how our past choices have shaped our experience.  We go back to being in the driver's seat of our life.  We become empowered through responsibility - that is, taking responsibility for ourself and what we create!  It truly is exciting work - and it's having such a positive impact in my own life, and in my clients' lives too!

If you're wondering why you're experiencing certain negative situations, if your finances are running dry, if you find it difficult to manifest your dreams and goals... AND if you're ready to shift the energy and create new choices for yourself, then consider an Akashic Reading.

I am loving this modality so much that I will even share the teacher with you, just in case you'd like to learn this modality for yourself.  Andrea Hess put together a wonderful e-course; the Soul Realignment course is highly structured and well-organized, so it's very easy to follow.  I love listening to the lessons - her words often sound like a mirror to what I teach my students; I found it was great affirmation of my own teachings when I heard similar lessons from someone else!  Since I don't offer an e-course of my own yet, I am happy to share this resource with you to get you started on your journey.  I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I am!  If you'd like to check it out, click here - you will be redirected to Andrea's website where you'll find a free video series that you can sign up for to get started.  Yes - this is a referral program, but I wouldn't refer you to a training if I didn't personally love it or believe in it.

I'm wrapping you up in White Light and sending you blessings of JOY.

Reflections to balance your Solar Plexus Chakra

Whether you're the A-type control-freak or on the other end of the spectrum as too laid-back let-others-decide B-type, your Solar Plexus chakra is likely out of balance.  You'll find more peace, freedom and joy by finding the middle ground.

Your reflections this week:

  • When you feel the victim of others' decisions, when you feel overwhelmed, when you feel spiralling down out of control into self-pity...  remember your power to CHOOSE.  In the moment, select one action you can do right now to feel better.  This action can be as simple as taking a 2-minute breathing break, or it may be to walk away from a situation that is making you feel at odds with yourself. Say to yourself, "I choose (name the action or feeling), because I am the creator of my life experience and I want to experience (name what you want to experience)."
  • Learn to befriend your ego.  Know the difference between the voice of your spirit and the voice of your ego.  Ego will seek to make you feel "less than" or "more than"...  always in comparison to  others.  Spirit is calm, centered, peaceful, non-judgemental.  
  • Remember that the perception of making mistakes, and the fear of making mistakes, is very disempowering.  When you have created a life experience you don't like, choose to undo, to forgive, and to create something different.  Meditate on what it is that you have learned from that "mistake".  

Let me know how you're shifting in the creation of your life experience.  Do you need help figuring things out?  Do you need help finding the lesson in a less-than-stellar experience?  Let's chat!  https://www.timetrade.com/book/DPZMP

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What is Your Relationship With Power?

Reflections for your wellbeing this week: getting in touch with your Solar Plexus Chakra, and with your relationship with power.

  • What are your feelings about power?
  • How do you give your power away?
  • Do you prefer to allow for others to make important (and smaller) life decisions for you?  Are you content with living your life in the backseat?
  • Do you tend to direct, press to action, organize?
  • Do you stand in your own power zone? 
  • Do you physically stand tall, with shoulders straight and back...  or do you tend to hunch forward and cross your arms in front of your stomach?
  • What 3 actions could you take THIS WEEK to move toward a more balanced experience of your own creative, decision-making, action-taking power? 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hello Sunshine! New vibes for a new season.

I want to apologize, for I have not been very present this past month and a half…  All this business of solar flares, planetary alignments, and Mercury Retrograde brought up the rebel in me and I have been questioning many of my practices, from meditation, to nutrition… to writing weekly blog posts to my tribe.  Picture that inner two-year-old AND the inner teen within me questioning everything with the heavy “WHY?”  Why am I doing this?  Is it bringing me joy?  Is it contributing to the wellness of others?  Is it uplifting?  Am I doing this just because someone tells me I “should”, or because there’s something bigger inside of me that needs to be expressed?  And when I’m in the middle of whirlwind questioning, I tend to retreat within myself and find it very difficult to reach out.  It’s tough to be an introverted Gemini (ascending Scorpio!), with so much to share and yet so many questions that demand answers from deep within! ;)

I know I'm not alone in this transformation.  I have noticed a skyrocketing of restlessness and anxiety in my clients this past month.  A few new clients have come to me in panic: spiritual gifts are manifesting without conscious forewarning, and without prior training, leaving them wondering if they just suddenly woke up crazy one day, or if there’s actually something “going on out there” to make this shift happen.

How about you?  Has the past month or so been crazy, rebellious, draining…  or have you been feeling joyful and blissful?  Or going back and forth between that spectrum?

Here are a few of my observations to help us all navigate in this changing energy:

YES: there is a major shift going on on Earth at this time.

  • The geo-magnetic activity of our planet is shifting, and this shift is having an impact on our consciousness.  Not only are the birds and the insects changing their usual routine (have you noticed?), there’s like a beacon light activated within us telling us that it’s time we change our routine, too.  Many have just been disconnected from their instincts for too long that they don’t know what to do, and how to cope.

So, how do we cope?  

  • Make time everyday to connect with Nature.  Even if you live in the middle of a city, you can take time to look at the sky, the clouds, the flower beds…  Take your lunch outside.  Remember to breathe in deeply to your belly.  
  • Get in touch with your true values and your life’s purpose/mission.  When I evaluate everything in my life, I weigh it against the value of “JOY”.  This value might be different for you - for some, it’s empowerment, love, belonging, connecting, courage…  If you’re in the fog, I can help you identify your key value(s) by looking at your Akashic Records. 
  • Inventory your activities.  Once you know your key value and your soul purpose, it’s easier to ask yourself, “Is this activity bringing me (JOY)?”.  And if it’s not aligned to your core value, then it’s time to develop the courage and let it go.  Yes, it’s often easier said than done…  but trust me, you will reap the benefits with an increase of energy, focus… and financial flow!
  • Take time to rest and tune-in.  All of these changes in our spiritual, mental and emotional bodies are having an impact on our physical body.  Have you noticed that your body reacts differently to foods you’ve been eating your whole life?  Have you noticed your cravings are shifting?  Those are signs, baby.  Signs of the shift.  Listen to the wisdom of your body, who is working extra time to keep up with the higher vibes available to you at this time of transformation.  Treat your body with kindness, and you’ll see the transition will get smoother.

As part of my realignment, I realize that I do love writing to you; it does bring me joy.  And although I enjoyed the rhythm of the past few months creating articles and videos pertaining to the chakras, I find that I was perhaps playing it too "safe"... and my joy comes from being a bit more edgy...  So I'm stirring up my creative "witch's cauldron" and am waiting to see what will come out of the brew. ;)

I’m wrapping you up in White Light and sending you blessings of JOY.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

What has been blocking from being in the flow?

A Reading on the 2015 Summer Solstice.

What has been blocking you from manifesting your life's dreams and heart's desires?  Chances are, it's your own focus on your own darkness, on feelings of lack, on feelings of "not good enough"...

Remember, you are the creator of your life's experience!  This Readings urges you to love all of YOU, all of life.  Embrace your shadows by seeing the gifts behind the pain, and heal your heart.  Once you move into self-love, and make life choices based on Love, you will find more ease, more joy, more flow...  and more abundance!

Need help finding clarity and dissolving the energetic blocks you put up around your heart?  I can hold the sacred space for you and mentor you through specific clearing protocols.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Crystals that can help you create more harmony, freedom and joy

The Sacral Chakra is all about creativity as we transform raw energy and emotions into our own unique signature vibe.  Creativity is not only for the artists - we all need good creative mojo if we are to live the life we want; it won't just happen, we have to make it happen!

At times, old hurt feelings, learned beliefs or outdated patterns can really get in the way of the creative flow.  Working with crystals can help boost your meditative and self-reflective practices so you can get back in the flow.

There are so many wonderful crystals to choose from...  here are 3 to get you started: Mookite, Carnelian and Himalayan Salt Lamp.  Also on the shelf behind me and next to the Salt Lamp (I forgot to mention it in the video) is the Desert Rose.  You can read about it here.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Guided Ocean Meditation - Sacral Chakra

Sit comfortably and allow your imagination to roam free in this Ocean-inspired guided meditation.  Breathe deeply down to your belly and feel yourself becoming as fluid as water, with each breath, as you enter the magical orange-soaked sunset waters of your creative potential.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shake Those Hips!

Sacral Chakra Exercises to increase fun and reduce feelings of anger, bitterness and resentment that can be stored in the hips area.

The Sacral Chakra connects us with the sweetness of life. This energy centre helps us transform raw Earth energy to customize our living experience. This creative process can be fun and exciting -- but too often this energy centre is blocked by guilt, shame, and "not-good-enoughness". Today, I invite you to shake off those blocks, and tap into your joy!

Sensual Salt Bath

A Sacral Chakra Experience

An essential tool to cleanse your energy biofield is to take a 20-minute salt bath. The benefits include: feeling rested, reduced stress, reduced anxiety symptoms, more joy and increased vitality. Remember to bathe in salt water after a stressful day, and - if you're an Energy Worker - after your day's sessions.

The recipe is included at the end of the video!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Mother's Day Prayer

A prayer of gratitude to divine mothers. Sending you Much Love and reiki blessings.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Helpful Meditation Position - Root chakra breath work

This position will help you release tense muscles at the base of your spine in the Root and Sacral Chakra areas.  Bringing your spine into alignment will assist the Energy to flow through you with more ease.  Breathe through the tension in your muscles...  and as they relax, so too will emotional and intellectual tension pertaining to safety, security, groundedness, abundance and lack.

Monday, April 27, 2015

The smell of zen

Aromatherapy & Crown Chakra

You know that scent of incense at the yoga studio that makes you feel zen as soon as you walk through the door?  Or the smell of churches that makes everyone whisper, slow down and reflect in prayer?  Or the smell of the forest that brings a smile to your face and you feel your heart and soul grow as big as the trees around you?

These are all scents that open up your Crown Chakra by altering your brain chemistry so that you become receptive to higher energy and vibrations.  These scents can make you feel connected to a power above and beyond the human experience.  They point the way to your soul’s “refuelling station”, where you can more readily feel and accept a connection to Oneness, which nourishes your soul.

It is so important to take time, daily, to reconnect to our higher self and to higher vibes.  You don’t need big ceremonies and complicated prayers - even a few deep breaths, with a smile on your face, and a feeling of awe in your heart when you think of all the good in this world; the beauty of Nature; and infinite possibilities created by and through Love…  These few deep breaths can be enough.  And it does help, when you take these cleansing and reconnecting breaths, if you are surrounded by a scent you like and supports your spiritual side.

So, go ahead and light your favourite candle or incense stick, and breathe!

Here are a few of my favourite scents:

  • Pine:  It reconnects me with the cleansing forces of nature.  When I walk in a pine forest, I feel an air of mystery.  I feel nurtured and safe.  I feel that my heart expands to more joy and Love.  Pine can symbolize infinity, lasting faith and resilience through tough times, because it is an evergreen.
  • Frankincense:  A time-honoured scent used in many religious practices.  It creates that “smell of church” and invites to deep prayer and contemplation.  In ancient times, it was used as embalming oil to prepare and preserve the body for the next journey.  Used consciously with the Crown Chakra, frankincense can help you in your ascension process.
  • Champa:  This is an East-Indian classic incense that reminds me of meditation retreats and Reiki classes.  It is very relaxing and soothing, and facilitates deep meditative states.
  • Rosewood:  This is an excellent essential oil that I often use directly on my skin.  I mix it with a bit of face moisturizer to keep my youthful glow, and I use it neat on cuts and burns to help my skin cells regenerate and heal quickly.  Its scent is woodsy and flowery; connecting Root, Heart and Crown chakra.  Used in a mister or diffuser, it can assist you in preparing your body, mind and emotions to receive and hold higher frequencies, and in doing channeling work.

Enjoy exploring various scents to bring you to that zen state!

I am surrounding you with joy, Light and Love!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Aromatherapy for the Root Chakra

Our sense of smell is very important to our wellbeing - just think of your favourite scent, like a campfire, or apple pie, or a loved one's perfume...  and notice how it makes you feel.  I bet you're even smiling, just thinking about that smell.  When you work to balance your Root Chakra, choose scents that make you feel safe, warm, and supported by your human and/or spiritual tribe.  What is your favourite scent?

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Crystals that can help you feel safe & reduce stress

Here are 3 crystals that resonate with the Root Chakra, and that can help you feel more safe, and less stressed.

Of course, just putting a crystal on a table near you is not enough...  learn to work with the crystalline energies with awareness and intention.  Allow the crystal to help focus your intention, and to be a reminder of this intention throughout your day.

Crystals presented in this video: smoky quartz, hematite and red tiger's eye.

Enjoy the video!

Monday, April 20, 2015

What see you in your crystal ball?

The room is dark and smoky from incense and candles.  Weird talismans and statues are displayed throughout the room.  You feel a sense of mystery, scented with fear.  Finally, she walks in, through the beaded curtain.  Dressed in a flowy gown adorned with gypsy coins and sequins, turban on her head and done up in makeup reminding you of a witchy-gypsy-ancient-Egyptian.  Skirt coins clinging, she sits across from you at the small table.  She takes a deep breath, looks into your eyes, then lifts her hand - adorned with long coloured nails, rings, and some old henna.  She shifts her focus to her crystal ball, hands circling…  She is now ready to reveal your fortune…

Me! :) Halloween 2011.  The workplace
theme was "pirates and gypsies" - I had
fun tapping into that :)
Is this how you picture someone who uses a crystal ball to tap into her psychic skills?  This image of a fortune-teller has certainly been in my psyche and imagination for many years - ever since I could read illustrated fairy tales.  Although part of me thinks this is “so cool” and would love to be like her - there is that other voice in me that tells me she’s a fake, a flake, a make-believe…  and never wants to be like her.  This inner attraction-rejection of the image of the fortune teller has had a bigger impact than I expected - or wanted - on my coming out as being intuitive.  For years, it blocked me from developing and acknowledging my intuitive skills.  I had much to learn about intuitive skills and had many pre-conceived notions and judgements to sort through and release before making peace with my intuition and admitting that, yes, I am a little gypsy-witchy at heart - and loving it!

I have learned to open up my chakras, clear my heart and accept the images, sensations and words flowing to and through me during meditations and sessions with clients.  I trust the guidance I receive for myself and others.  I have yet to purchase a crystal ball for myself, but this morning in meditation I received clear directions on how I would use one - and this I share with you.

A crystal ball is typically made of clear quartz, although it is possible to purchase one made of other crystals.  It can be used to focus the mind and make it more receptive to the psychic messages coming through, especially if one is clairvoyant.  The crystal ball can act as a screen where the images of the clairvoyant are projected, and can therefore be more easily perceived and interpreted.  It can also be a gateway to a connection with an other dimension or vibration, creating a similar effect to that associated with the ancient shamanic practice of staring into a flame; it’s just a different type of door.

To work with a crystal ball:

  1. Ground and centre yourself:  make sure you have eaten a good meal, take a walk outdoors, breathe deeply down to your belly.  Make sure you have taken care of some details that might be nagging at you first so they don’t bother you during your session.  These details include cleaning your space, feeding the cats, letting the dog out, sending that email, paying that bill…  Often, these “real life” issues can pop up and want attention during a session, so make sure to take care of them first, or at least promise yourself that you will deal with them at a specific time after the session: this will put your mind at ease.
  2. Prepare your space: it should be tidy and clean.  Take out a nice table or altar cloth, and lay out a few crystals, candles or spiritual items on your work surface.  Place a candle behind your crystal ball.  You might want to smudge your space or burn incense.
  3. Prepare yourself: Place a pinch of salt on your Crown Chakra and ceremonially wash your hands in cold water.  I love using a salt scrub and affirm, as I scrub my hands and forearms, that I am clearing my energy field and am opening myself to receive psychic messages.  
  4. Start the session: light the candles, dim the lights, sit comfortably.
  5. Focus your intention: Take a deep breath to your belly and gently close your eyes.  Focus on your intention to work with your crystal ball to receive clairvoyant messages.  Pray to be surrounded in Love and Light and thank your spiritual guides for working with you.
  6. Start the flow of energy:  Gently open your eyes, and look into your crystal ball.  Ask your question, and ask to be shown the answer or the next right action.  It’s OK if you feel you are cross-eyed and that your vision blurs; it’s part of the opening process.  Keep breathing and focusing.  Don’t force any images to appear; just allow them to flow.  Remember that it can feel like a day dream, or like when you read a good book and you see the characters and the story come to life in your mind’s eye.
  7. Close the session: Thank your spirit guides, your higher self, and Source for this experience - whether or not you think you saw anything.  Affirm that the session is closed.  Blink your eyes a few times to return them to normal focus.  Remember to breathe.  Stretch your body.  Write any insights in your journal.  

Remember that working with a crystal ball is like developing a muscle that will gain strength and definition over time.  It’s good to keep a journal not only to witness your progress, but to record small pieces of information that might make sense later on.  Through your experience, you will also learn how to ask better questions, and what type of questions get stronger or clearer answers and this will help you develop your own strengths as an intuitive-psychic.

Remember also to have fun and enjoy the process.  It is my experience that energy flows best when our heart is light and centred on joy and Love.  After all, experiencing oneness and universal Love is an attribute of a healthy Crown Chakra.  And you see, you don’t have to be dressed with all the showmanship of parlour psychics to be able to tap into your own psychic and intuitive senses... and if dressing up is part of what puts you in the zone, then by all means go ahead and have fun!

Are you looking for a crystal ball?  I can help you find one - just let me know what you are looking for.  Are you looking for more training to open up your chakras and your intuitive abilities?  I can help you with that too - I have online and in-person classes available, either in a group or individual setting.

Surrounding you in Love and Light!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Soaking up the sun and putting sparkles in my aura

Birds singing.  Wind chimes gently ringing.  Trees budding and tulips sprouting.  And here I sit, with the sun on my face, soaking up this wonderful energy.  Nature’s magic is in full swing in this change of seasons, and I’m loving this.

Yesterday afternoon was so beautiful and although my body aches a bit from muscles I haven’t used in a long time, I rejoice in the hours spent raking the back yard and picking up old leaves and foliage from the flower beds.  I told the budding tulips, daffodils and hyacinths how happy I am to see them again for a new season.  I talked to my garden about my plans for the upcoming season.  I hugged my special tree and felt its energy rising after a cold, long winter.

I am reconnecting to the Earth element.  I am reconnecting to my magic.  I am shaking off the old cobwebs of winter.  I feel I am coming back to life.  I’m sure my aura is sparkling bright with golden light.

Things sure do feel different, however.  The energy changes of the past few weeks have not quite completed their transition and transformation.  This season, things can not be done like they’ve always been…  there’s an air of innovation and creativity floating about.  Those who are resisting this current will feel uncomfortable and irritable.  Those going with the flow of change will see their energy, their life’s perspective and their intuitive abilities expand beyond the limitations that have existed up to now.  Each one of us must choose between resistance and flow, and work with the consequences of our personal choice.  The impact of our direction will have a long-lasting ripple-effect.  I suggest it’s time to get equipped with the tools required to keep an open mind, an open heart, and an ability to be flexible in mind-emotions and body.

The recent moon cycles have brought to the surface old emotions, thoughts and patterns that needed airing out.  I’ve had my share of “a-ha” moments concerning my wellbeing, and I am aware of several shifts that are in the works.  I’ve peeled off, gently and with compassion, yet an other layer of hurt feelings and ego-based protection mechanisms to allow new loving energy to flow to and through me. I am working on a deeper level with the Reiki Precepts and am finding more ease in my daily life as I release that which does not support my highest good.  Have you felt the changes?  Are you noticing your inner transformation?

I’ve been finding it difficult lately to sit at my computer and write articles.  I feel that I need to take on a new direction, and boldly go where I have not dared go before… and yet the ideas are spinning so fast it’s difficult to concentrate on one!  Be ready for a change of pace in my weekly emails starting next month!  Guidance will be coming from an other level entirely…

For the next few weeks, we are completing the journey started six months ago through the chakras.  At the Crown, the big message is to rest, slow the pace, and allow for your intuition to guide you.  After all, your intuition is your link to the higher, and divine, realms and therefore your creative ideas are divinely inspired - however crazy or irrational they may feel at times.

Just for today, take time to breathe deeply.  Soak in the sunshine, even for just a few minutes while on your work-break.  Notice how Nature is returning to her cycle of fertile abundance. Smile.  Realize how deeply you are loved and how completely guided you are, even if you don’t feel it every moment of every day.  It truly are the small things in life that can have the biggest impact on your daily vibes.  What small sign from Nature did you notice today to make your heart sing?

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A little poem for a fawn

On March 25th, just before breakfast, we noticed a young deer behind our house.  As I looked at it, curled up on the snow and constantly bobbing its head, I knew something was not right.  I knew he was hurting.  Just a few nights prior, I had seen it walk up the street with its mother, tagging close behind her.  Now there he was, alone and hurting.

I quickly grabbed a few carrots, an apple and an old blanket and made my way over to see him.  I approached gently, slowly, expecting him to run away at my approach.  He did stand up, but could not stand on its front legs and quickly lied back on the snow.  I covered him with the blanket and offered him the food, which he sniffed but declined.  I believe his level of pain was such that he could not open his mouth.  Fur was missing on both sides of his chest, and there were wounds.  I'm sure the internal wounds were worse.

I left him for a few moments to place a phone call with the Provincial Police and Natural Resources department.  They arrived within 20 minutes, during which time I returned to the deer to share some Reiki with the intention of reducing its pain.  I was not surprised at the best course of action the police needed to do; I said a final farewell, gathered my blankets and food offerings, and returned home.  A single gunshot resonated through the neighbourhood.  10 minutes later, the county was here to pick up the deer's body.

It feels like much happened within 45 minutes that morning.  The neighbours and I have been shaken from this experience.  It is not often that death is at our doorstep.  We truly are blessed and privileged to be living in such a wonderful town.

My dreams have been filled with the memory and energy of the deer in the few nights following this experience.  It has been an interesting moon cycle to say the least.  I do believe there is more going on "behind the veil" that I do not fully understand, and that the deer had a role to play.  It is just too curious that he made his way, possibly on his own, through wooded lots and fenced in yards to finally fall just behind my house.

I wanted this free-form poem to capture the essence of this experience.

Blood on the Snow

Little fawn
Life beginning
Beauty, majesty, innocence

Head bobbing
Curled up
Fighting to live
Heroic, brave, abandoned

Little fawn,
How did you find this tree, this backyard,
How did you make it so far through the snowy paths of the village?
What is the story of your journey?

Your body was deeply wounded
But your spirit was strong
You nestled your forehead under my Reiki hands
And you surrendered

Little fawn,
I wish I could have done more
I wish I could have saved your body
And returned you to health
…all I could do was call for help

And now there is blood on the snow.

Your spirit remains strong
And it trots alongside Brigid.
The sacrifice of your life
Forming a bridge between dimensions
Like a blood covenant
Of the days of old.

Spiritual crossings and awakenings
Goddess’ consort
Spirit Guide

Finding peace, compassion, meaning
New beginnings
Little fawn of spring

Psychic Awareness Quiz

Which Clair Are You?

We all have a natural psychic and intuitive ability, and our main psychic sense often mirrors how we use our physical senses.  Take the quiz below and find out which clair is your strongest asset.

Question 1
When you remember a childhood experience, do you:

  • A.  See it in your mind, like a movie, with vivid colour or visual detail?
  • B.  Re-live the emotions and the sensations?
  • C.  Hear the conversations, ambient noises and sounds?
  • D.  Feel that you have captured the moment in the library of your mind?
  • E.  Not remember much about your childhood.

Question 2
When you go on holiday, what is the first thing you notice?

  • A.  The view, the sights, how the room looks
  • B.  The vibe of the place, the excitement
  • C.  The music, the sounds
  • D.  Your excitement about all the things you can discover here
  • E.  You never really notice anything special

Question 3
When someone explains something to you, are you more likely to say:

  • A.  I see what you mean
  • B.  I feel it / I’m not feeling it
  • C.  I hear ya / I hear what you mean
  • D.  I understand
  • E.  Don’t know/unsure of what you respond

Question 4
When someone is lying to you, do you:

  • A.  See it in their face?
  • B.  Feel a funny vibe?
  • C.  Hear it in their voice?
  • D.  Just know it for unseen reason?
  • E.  Feel unsure and terrible at picking up liars.

Question 5
When you meet someone new, do you:

  • A.  Give this person a good (and discreet) look-over to appraise what they’re all about?
  • B.  Have a feeling about ‘who he really is’?
  • C.  Listen to this person for a while before making your mind up?
  • D.  Have a clear and instant “knowing” about their personality and if you could get along?
  • E.  Feel you’re a terrible judge of character.

Question 6
When you go somewhere new, do you first:

  • A.  People-watch to get an idea of what happens and get visual clues as to how to fit in?
  • B.  Get a feel for for the place?
  • C.  Listen to what’s going on around you - the sounds, the music, the conversations?
  • D.  Try to get as much information about everything?
  • E.  Just wait for someone to tell you what to do?

Question 7
When you learn something new, do you prefer:

  • A.  To see it in writing - in a book, on a handout, or a visual presentation, in your notes?
  • B.  To have someone demonstrate the new skill or information for you, or use models or props you can touch, then practice to get a feel for it?
  • C.  To hear it explained to you, and listen to the same recorded class several times?
  • D.  To ask many questions and research various sources of information?
  • E.  Feel you don’t learn very well, and it’s just not getting through to you?

Question 8
When you’re on the phone, do you:

  • A.  Picture who is calling, and see the other person in your mind?
  • B.  Feel the emotions of whoever is on the line?
  • C.  Tend to listen more than you talk?
  • D.  Just knew who was calling, even a few minutes before the phone rang?
  • E.  Keep it very business-like?

Question 9
When you have a dream or a nightmare, do you:

  • A.  Keep replaying the scene in your mind, and see vivid details?
  • B.  Wake up feeling “weird” or “icky” and have trouble shaking off the feeling of the dream?
  • C.  Remember the conversations and sounds of it?
  • D.  Have a knowingness about the dream and its meaning?
  • E.  Never remember your dreams.

Question 10
When you think about and work with your Spirit Guide, do you:

  • A.  Have a picture of them in your mind?
  • B.  Just feel them behind or around you?
  • C.  Hear their voice or sounds?
  • D.  Have this true knowingness that they have your back no matter what?
  • E.  Not receive any clues or signs about them.

Question 11
In previous psychic experiences, have you:

  • A.  Seen a ghost or orbs?
  • B.  Felt as if someone has been watching you?
  • C.  Heard the voice of a deceased loved one or unseen presence?
  • D.  Known when a house is haunted?
  • E.  Never noticed anything special, although others were feeling spooked.

Question 12
When you meditate, do you:

  • A.  Visualise yourself in a safe or beautiful place?
  • B.  Just go with the flow and whatever comes next?
  • C.  Focus on the music and your inner voice?
  • D.  Trust that you’ll be given what you need?
  • E.  Typically find it difficult to switch off.

If you answered...

Mostly A's
YOU ARE CLAIRVOYANT:  CLAIRVOYANCE is the psychic ability to see.  When you are attuned to this sense, you can see events in your imagination.  You might see ghosts, auras, orbs or spirits.

Mostly B's
YOU ARE CLAIRSENTIENT:  CLAIRSENTIENCE is the psychic ability to feel. You are naturally intuitive and have empathy for others. You might need frequent time on your own because you feel too much and can get easily overwhelmed in public or crowded places.

Mostly C's
YOU ARE CLAIRAUDIENT:  CLAIRAUDIENCE is the spiritual ability to hear. You have the ability to obtain information from sound, and your spiritual guidance will likely focus on words or tonalities.

Mostly D's
YOU HAVE THE GIFT OF KNOWING:  CLAIRCOGNIZANCE is the spiritual ability to “know”.
You will feel that Spirit and guides will send you information almost like a “download”. You will just know something and you’ll have no idea how or why.

Mostly E's
YOU CANNOT TRUST YOURSELF! You might be carrying fears, closed thought patterns, shame or karmic experiences that have closed down your ability to use your intuition.  You will need to work on your Root Chakra to feel safe first, then your heart and mind could open to your psychic senses.

Would you like to learn how to tap into your psychic senses?  Would you enjoy learning how your intuition can help you make better decisions and live a life that is more joyful, meaningful and fulfilling?  I can show you how!  Contact me and we can chat on the best course of action for you.  I can meet you in person, on the phone or via Skype!

Also, take a look at my Intuition Development Program, offered in-person and via teleclass.

Keep shining!

When flu symptoms aren’t the flu…

Your body might be finding it difficult to adjust to new vibes

I’ve been feeling flu-ish for the past two weeks.  I have experienced symptoms of headache, nausea, body aches, increased sensitivity to noise, to movement, and to people’s energies.  I’ve had moments of intense heat waves coming in my body from the back of my Solar Plexus, and at times the heat was unbearable.  I needed extra time to sleep - well at least during the day because it has been difficult to sleep at night with all the mental energy I was experiencing.  And yet, with all these symptoms, I never had a fever, the sniffles or any other symptoms of the flu-bug.  I have been experiencing the psychic flu.  Don’t worry; it’s not contagious!

In my down time, I read some articles on solar flares, astrological alignments, lunar and solar eclipses, and the change in frequency of the Earth’s electromagnetic field.  Many authors, astrologers and intuitives around the world are also talking about a psychic or spiritual “flu” - so I know I’m on to something and I’m not making it up.

It appears that the electromagnetic pulse of the Earth is increasing, and the polarity is changing.  New gateways are being opened and new vibrational alignments are now possible.  Some sources even state that our DNA is being re-written - our bodies are going through quite the evolution to be able to carry the vibrations that are becoming predominant.

If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms at this time - and you’re sure it’s not the bug - your body might just be purging old energies that are no longer useful in this new global vibration.  Your body might be transforming to be able to receive and anchor this higher vibration on our planet.  Transformation work at this time includes the healing of old beliefs, patterns, and wounds.

I find it interesting and synchronous that the month of the Crown Chakra is aligned with this increasing global awareness of “the shift”.  You see, the Crown Chakra is like a receptive antennae at the top of our head that unites us with all of the creation, all vibrations, and through various dimensions, space and time.  It receives nourishment from a true connection to Source energy and guides our brain and our bodies based on its “knowingness” of the divine plan.  It is through the Crown Chakra that we can realize our full human and spiritual potential and feel the true inner peace and wisdom of being at one with all of the creation.  Blockages in the Crown Chakra can cause feelings of depression, mistrust in the higher realms, and the feeling of being a robot without joy or purpose.

You are called to develop to your full potential.  To love more.  To experience peace.  To feel empowered, joyful, and real.  The question now is: what are you ready to release to make space for this new vibration - anxiety, ego-pride, fear, self-doubt…?

I suggest you take time now to rest, to meditate and to reflect on your true core values.  Take classes that will support you as you journey toward more wisdom and spiritual maturity.  Learn how to move energy in a loving and healing way.  Develop your connection and your trust in Source.  Listen to your body and follow-through with your intuitive nudges.  Flex your psychic muscles.  Find your tribe of like-minded people.

If you feel confused and lost in this time of transition, I can help.  Usui Reiki (in-person and distant) can help you feel rejuvenated.  Holographic Reiki (in-person and distant) can give you insights into karmic experiences and help you heal the energies of old wounds.  Oracle Readings can help you gain clarity on your higher purpose and give you a sense of direction.  Spiritual Coaching can help you shift beliefs and vibrational patterns.  Not sure of which strategy would suit you best?  Book a complimentary Strategy Session with me, and I’ll guide you toward your soul’s inner wisdom.