Out With the Old

This week isn’t really giving any new information, it’s just reiterating what most of us already know. Basically it’s about clearing away the cobwebs of the past so we can actually live our lives the best we can – unfettered by the experiences of yesterday. Yes, owning up to the past is necessary in that we learn from it, but getting stuck in it doesn’t do you or anyone else any good. It’s like having a neighbor or housemate that plays the same song on repeat over and over again. Very quickly it becomes irritating to listen to (even if you initially liked it) and can make life a bit unbearable.

At the base of it all is our responsibility to take care of ourselves, and in doing so, hopefully put the best us out in the world to interact with everyone else. And when we think of it in these terms, it shows how each of us individually is so important to the greater whole. We all really owe it to ourselves and everyone we come in contact with to strive for a happy, balanced life. For now, I’m going to grab a healthy bite to eat and then go on a hike, because happy Mollie spreads a much more pleasant ripple effect than cranky Mollie does.

With Love.

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From Over There: 6.22.14 Weekly Forecast
It is time to step into a renewed self. Release the energies and patterns that have created divisiveness within and with those around you. It is time to clear these patterns and view with eyes that act as if seeing the world for the first time. To do so allows a more balanced perspective and a new beginning.

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Featured Question:
Q: How do we release the old energies and patterns that create divisiveness?

A. It begins with proper balance and care of mind and body. With the mind, it is to acknowledge the past pain and suffering so as to release its grip. The denial of the pain and suffering only perpetuates its hold on dimming the light of true life around you. With the body, it is to allow rest when needed and the proper fuel intake for proper performance. It is to allow movement to release stagnant energies. The mind and the body are harmonious units that support one another when respect and care is given. They are the lens and vehicle from which to experience life. Therefore, proper care is the foundation for creating a life based on present reality, not the illusion of the past.

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Laugh It Up

We all know that a good belly laugh feels wonderful, especially when done with a group of friends, though in addition to being good for our overall happiness, it’s also good for our spiritual connection. As this week’s forecast states, now is a good time to let yourself laugh it up and find the humor in life. Doing so lightens the mood and calms the mind, and well, is fun. It also helps build a stronger connection with your higher-self and the world of benevolent spirit as well. Not a bad side-effect!

With Love.

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From Over There: 6.15.14 Weekly Forecast
Lighten the emotional self through laughter. To laugh is to release stagnant energy in the body and to create space renewal. To renew your energy is to create change. Focus now on creating ways to laugh and uplift the senses. Share laughter with others and allow them to share theirs with you. To laugh is to directly communicate with the highest self.

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Featured Question:
Q: Since laughter helps us directly communicate with our higher-selves, does that mean that it also helps connect us with the world of spirit? If so, how so?

A. When one is in the act of laughter – when brought about through joy, not at the expense of another – it elevates the energetic vibration of the individual. Since the energies of spirit vibrate at a higher level than those embodied, to elevate ones energy vibration helps move through the densities that the embodied encounter energetically. This creates potential for a clearer pathway and opens to communication. As laughter is the by-product of joy, it is really a joyful heart that raises energetic vibration, so it is important to embrace that which brings joy.

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Clearly, the Time is Now

Pretty much everyone I know, myself included, wishes they had a little more of something in their life. More time, more money, more love, more fun…whatever it is that you may feel is lacking it can definitely make life feel challenging at times. But as this week’s messages implies, all we really have at any moment is this moment. And in this moment it’s possible to stop and focus on the time, the money, the love or the fun that we do have in our lives. If something is bringing you challenges in your current situation, how can you refocus your attention on what you do have instead of what you don’t? It reminds me of a time when I was experiencing some pretty profound financial hardship and was feeling stressed – to say the least – about it. A very wise friend talked me off the metaphorical ledge by asking these questions: “Do you have a roof over your head?” Why yes, I did. “Do you have food to eat?” Yes. “Do you have clothes to wear?” Another yes. “Then for right now everything is ok, isn’t it?” Those few questions have helped me a number of times over the years when things got financially scary. Shifting my perspective from what was lacking to what I had to get me through did just that. It got me through. And you know what? I’m still standing.

Regardless if you have something currently in your life that you may need to shift perspective on or not, staying present with each moment allows you the chance to enjoy things as they happen. It’s the difference between enjoying life right now, or always reminiscing about the past. As Carly Simon says, “these are the good old days”. It also helps take you out of always worrying about the future. So here’s to each moment – the big ones, the little ones and everything in between.

With Love.

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From Over There: 6.8.14 Weekly Forecast
As the balance of light increases with the lengthening of days, so too is a time to increase the light of awareness for the bounty of blessings in life. Look to this time to see with clear eyes what life presents. Do so as it unfolds with without being encumbered by future desires or past disappointments.

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Featured Question:
Q: Can you explain to us how we can see life as “it unfolds without being encumbered by future desires or past disappointments”?

A. To take the moment. Stop. Notice feelings that arise. Quiet the mind. Let yourself be present. It is a practice. It is a practice to build and learn. It is a retraining of the mind to focus on that which is currently present without being distracted or overwhelmed by overstimulation. Allowing the mind to relax through periods of quiet solitude and through free flowing creative expression elevates a peaceful nature. A peaceful nature helps one maintain focus in present moment situations. Maintaining this focus helps one more clearly see the truth within each moment as it unfolds. To do so allows for a deeper understanding of gratitude for what is. This sense of gratitude brings ones awareness into the present and not distracted by the goals of the future or pain of the past.  

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I’d Like to Acknowledge…

So I’m going to be very honest with you all in that I’m not going to give you much of an intro to this week’s forecast. I’m getting ready to head out for a full day of music at the BottleRock festival in Napa and don’t want to miss a note. 

Enjoy the forecast!

With Love.

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From Over There: 6.1.14 Weekly Forecast
Notice those around you and see them in the light of gratitude. Acknowledge their part in the unfolding of your life and the support that they bring. It is time to understand and acknowledge the underlying reasons for their actions when done through the true light of love.

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Featured Question:
Q: Please clarify what you mean by “understand and acknowledge the underlying reasons for their actions”.
A. When one is attempting to create feelings of autonomy the support of others may appear as the desire to control or manipulate. This often creates division in the relationship as one is left feeling underappreciated and the other overwhelmed or resentful. In understanding and acknowledging the reasons behind the actions of support – if motivated by love – one can begin to view the situation through the lens of gratitude and not through the wounds of the past. Whether one desires to accept the support is not the issue, it is to accept or decline with a heart of gratitude that will leave both parties feeling respected and empowered. Now is the time to examine the relationships where this dynamic occurs and begin to heal through shifting to the lens of gratitude.  

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Start a Movement

We all know that exercise is a good thing, right? And oftentimes when we think of exercise we think about the gym, or something on the strenuous side, though what about just a little more motion? Instead of beating ourselves up for not exercising on a consistent basis (speaking for myself here), what if we made a pledge to start by doing a few things throughout the day to get our bodies moving? Instead of finding a parking space right up front, maybe park a little farther out. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, and so on. If these aren’t doable for you, then what about taking a moment here and there to stretch? I know that I really have to stay conscious of giving myself a break from the computer throughout the day. If I don’t my body definitely suffers and I end the day in hunch over knots (fun!).

This week’s forecast states that now is the time to instill some good body moving habits. Whether you take on a new exercise plan, increase your current method of exercise, or get moving after a period of inactivity, just do whatever feels enjoyable and don’t overdo. Remember, this is for your well-being and what feels right for you. This is not about competition, or exercising because the media says you have to look a certain way. It’s all about you feeling better being you.

With Love.

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From Over There: 5.25.14 Weekly Forecast
This is a time for more physical activity. Increasing activity through movement helps calm the overactive mind. Movement releases tension that accumulates when the body is stagnant and the mind is active. It does not matter the method of movement one chooses. It is simply beneficial that one move.

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Featured Question:
Q: Is this need to calm the mind through movement particularly important this week? If so, why?
A. The energy of all things is cyclical and ebbs and flows. Now is a time of flow. This energy of flow is gentle in its current, yet it is useful in that it allows one to balance the mind with the increased physical activity in a subtle, less challenging way. This makes an easier transition into forming new habits. A consistent habit of using movement to calm the mind brings balance to energetic flow and deters the cycle of unbridled activity followed by exhaustion. Due to the gentle nature of this energetic flow, it is a useful period to create the habits that support this balance. Doing so with lead to an overall more peaceful existence.

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Community Service

I really love this week’s forecast. It gives me so much hope. I don’t know about you, but I can certainly attest to the fact that things have felt a bit like a rollercoaster ride these last few months. As the days grow longer and summer is on the horizon, what better time to get out in your community and get reconnected?

With Love.

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From Over There: 5.18.14 Weekly Forecast
There is now entering a phase of increased activity and of increasing connection with those around you. Open to deeper connections with those who are currently present in your life, and forge new connections with others. Now is an auspicious time to build new community and rebuild present community.

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Featured Question:
Q: Can you speak more on the rebuilding of community? Is there something that needs fixing?
A. The past few months have been a period of release of previous tumultuous times. Many have experienced struggle. This struggle has come in the form of lack of financial resources, emotional turmoil, and loss. This has caused many to retreat from connection. It has caused them feelings of disconnect with their community. Now is the time to rebuild and strengthens bonds of the community. Now is the time to reach out to one another for support. Know that you are beginning to enter a phase of deeper understanding for one another. The emotional upheaval is beginning to lessen. This creates greater self- awareness and an increased awareness of others. The energy is becoming less focused on the self and more focused on the greater whole of humanity. It is time to rebuild relationships by both offering support and care to others, and accepting support and care from others. Know that you are not alone.

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NOTE: If you have a question that you'd like a channeled answer to, please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog when it best matches the week’s topic. Thanks & Blessings!

Mystery Gift

I have to admit to being a bit of a control freak from time-to-time (those closest to me are probably going, “uh…ya think?”). I like to plan things out and usually start my day with a checklist in my head of what I want to accomplish, even on my days off. I only tell you this, because I want you to know that if you are at all challenged with staying present and not having a running to-do list in your head at any given moment I completely understand where you’re coming from.

Wanting to have everything figured out and planned out all the time is like trying to control the sometimes uncontrollable. We can’t always know what’s going to happen, who’s going to show up, or when it will occur. Not all of the time, anyway. For those of us who like things neatly stacked and organized this can be a challenge, but it can also be a gift. It can be a gift in reminding us that life is constantly changing, never static, and meant to be fluid. Adjusting the sails and allowing the ship to change course here and there when we don’t yet see land on the horizon doesn’t have to be scary. It can actually be exciting, exhilarating and liberating. So this week allow yourself to revel in the mystery. I myself am going to do my best to let go of the wheel and see where I land.

Weeeeeeee!

With Love.

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From Over There: 5.11.14 Weekly Forecast
There is an undercurrent of mystery. Do not allow frustration at the inability to see the end result override your sense of accomplishment. Use this time to practice presence and appreciation for each moment as it unfolds.

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Featured Question:
Q: How do we better practice being present and in the moment? Especially when doing something we don’t necessarily enjoy?
A. Understand that each moment is a gift, and that in each moment there is something to be grateful for. Listen deeply to the words spoken of those around you as they are expressed. Look directly into their eyes and see them as they speak. Listen.

If experiencing a situation that feels unpleasant to you, be aware of your breath and body. Breathe deeply and release tension from the body. Allow yourself to shift perspective. Doing so will lessen the degree of feelings of unpleasantness. The practice of presence releases worry and fear of the future and removes the tarnish of the past that cloud the present. Let this be your way of being.

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Let Go...Let In...

This week, once again, is all about letting go. More specifically though, it's the letting go of fear that can keep us stuck and unable to move forward. The fear that gets in the way of creating what we want. The fear that makes us think we’re less than who we really are. And when we feel less than who we really are, we either don’t feel worthy of going for what we want or capable of doing it. The trick is to get rid of the fear, or at the very least quiet it down enough so we can still go for what we want. Even if the jitters are jitterbugging around inside of us.

You’ll see that this week’s question is actually two questions. And part of the answer talks about “viewing the world through the energy of your heart”, which is something I want to address here. Some of you will get what it means immediately, but there may be a few of you who are wondering exactly how to do that. It’s quite simple, actually. All you need to do is take a nice, deep breath in, close your eyes, and then draw your attention to your heart. Just bring your mind there and focus on that place for a minute. The more you do this the easier it is and you won’t have to close your eyes to do it. Just focus there and you’re there. Doing this puts you in a more compassionate and calmer space. It also takes you out of fear and gives you better clarity to get to the real "heart of the matter".

So take a deep breath in…

With Love.

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From Over There: 5.4.14 Weekly Forecast
Now is time to continue to shed the old to make way for the new. Let go of the fear that binds you. Let go of the fear of loss. Understand that in letting go you open to many more blessings to enter into life. Understand that in letting go it creates a richer, more fulfilling life with richer, more fulfilling relationships. To understand this is to understand the key to working with all of creation.

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Featured Question: (this week is a two-part question)
Q: Can you clarify for us a bit more what “the key to working with all of creation” means?
A. When you realize your ability to work with all of creation, you understand yourself as co-creator with creation. When you understand yourself as part of creation you understand yourself as creator as well. It is this understanding that shows you your ability to create that which you desire in life. If you function from the perspective of creator you will naturally choose options that better serve you and your greater happiness.

Q: Ok, how do we get to that place of functioning from the perspective of creator?
A. View your world through the energy of your heart. Whenever in doubt shift your consciousness there. Live from this place and you will begin to see your true desires, not those created from fear. Doing so will increase your happiness. Doing so will allow greater abundance of that which brings you joy. Doing so will create more fulfilling and deeper relationships.

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NOTE: If you have a question that you'd like a channeled answer to, please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog when it best matches the week’s topic. Thanks & Blessings!

Creating A New Pattern

Similar to last week, this week’s forecast suggests we stay in a space of allowing, though the energy is a little more active. It also suggests that it’s also a good time to pursue releasing all of the stuff that may have come up during the previous ultra-intense weeks. I’m not saying that things aren’t still a little on the intense side, it’s just a different kind of intensity. Instead of the in-your-face blast of things we need let go of being hurled at us, this energy is slightly gentler, and is the beginning of a good period for processing. And this is definitely a good thing, because being in a state of feeling like the shit is constantly hitting the fan doesn’t do anything but leave us all feeling overwhelmed and with our defenses up.

Use this time to gently let go of what isn’t working for you, and as the message below says, be kind to yourself. It’s all just a continuous life process anyway, it just happens to be a particularly good time energy-wise to do it. Relax in to it and release as things come up. This isn’t the time to try and force change or do any emotional heavy lifting. That’ll come soon enough.

With Love.

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From Over There: 4.27.14 Weekly Forecast
There is a deepening of allowing. Now is the time to stay ever aware of the present moment. The energies of change that were intensified have brought forth into the conscious awareness that which is needing transformation. Now is the time to stay conscious of resistance in letting go of old patterns of behavior and thought in order for transformation to occur. It is time to allow the release of old patterns to make way for the new.

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Featured Question:
Q: What can we do to help release old patterns that aren’t working for us anymore? Especially when everything around stays the same and may still support these old patterns?

A: To be aware of the patterns as they arise. Acknowledge them. To be aware of the pattern as it occurs allows the ability to correct the course of action or course of thought. Accompany this with replacing the action or thought with a more supportive action or thought. Maintain this pattern of replacement. Through repetition you will move out of the desire for holding onto the old pattern. Understand that not all patterns will release with equal speed. Be patient and kind to yourself. Do not judge or degrade yourself. To do so will slow transformation. Allow transformation to unfold without judgment for continuous release.

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Up Your Allowance

I don’t know about you, but this last week was pretty intense. That doesn’t mean it was necessarily bad, but it just felt that things that needed clearing blasted through at warp speed. Although it was a little overwhelming at times, I hope that it hasn’t left you feeling completely worn out. But if it did, this is the perfect time to rest up. Instead of hyper-focusing on what needs to change or taking steps to create change, use this time to take a much needed deep breath after the energetic marathon we’ve just experienced.

Breathe in, let it go, and ahhhhhh…

With Love.

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From Over There: 4.20.14 Weekly Forecast
Much energy that has been amplified is lessening in intensity. This is now a state of greater receptivity. It is time to relax the mind and pursuits and give space for allowing. Bring your awareness to practicing inner stillness. Doing so will bring back a sense of equanimity.

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Featured Question:
Q: Last week was pretty intense, and the forecast for this week state that things are starting to calm down. I know that now is a time to allow instead of pursue, but what does that really mean? Stop everything we’ve been doing? What if something comes along that we need to take action on?

A: It is a time to use this energy for your benefit by relaxing increased action of pursuit. It does not mean absolute inaction as there may be steps that one needs to complete, it is rather the time to release the need to push toward a goal. The seeds have been planted and are being planted. Time and space is needed for the seeds to grow. It is time to nourish the self. Nourish the self with nourishing thoughts and food. Soon will be the time for increase action, now is the time to relax and allow.

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Bloody Full Moon

When I received this week’s forecast I had a feeling that it tied in with the full moon lunar eclipse – also known as a blood moon – so I asked this week’s question, and yep, it all ties together. The energy this week is once again intense, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. In fact, it can also work to your advantage. When energy intensifies it becomes bigger and more powerful, which means it also has the potential to blast through things faster. Why not use it to blast through what you don’t want anymore?

Use this week to bring your attention to those things that aren’t working so well in your life. Notice any repeated thought patterns that may be playing in the background of your mind, or habits that don’t feel supportive to you and your overall happiness. How can you refocus and change the pattern? First and foremost it starts with being aware of it. Just like any self-defeating habit, it’s all about paying attention and making a choice to change it. I know for myself there are a couple old, scratchy broken-records that I plan on tossing from my head.

With Love.

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From Over There: 4.13.14 Weekly Forecast
This is the time to release and let go. As the energies have been amplified, it is the opportunity to bring consciousness to old patterns of behavior that do not enrich life. As consciousness becomes aware of these patterns, it is time to switch from the old way to a new pattern that creates a more fulfilling life.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: On the 15th we have a full moon lunar eclipse. What affect, if any, will it have on us?

A: It is the positioning of celestial bodies that creates energetic frequencies that affect the thought patterns of sentient beings. This current state creates amplification of thought patterns in such a way as to bring recognition of the thought, whereas previously the pattern was an automatic or unconscious thought. Acknowledgment of the amplification is a useful tool in bringing awareness to that which can be released. This amplification has the potential to create disharmony as well when coupled with lack of awareness. This creates denial of responsibility for the thoughts and the inability to release the disharmonious pattern. It is through acknowledgement of the thought patterns that the amplified energies now support the expedient release of those thought patterns that are not desired.

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Checks & Balances

This week’s forecast talks about the “chaotic energetic forces” that are currently present, and I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely felt them and saw them in action last week for myself, for my clients, and those in my immediate inner circle. Although these periods can feel a little challenging, they can also be great catalysts for change. The trick is to stay conscious with your thoughts and actions and own up to it when you let the chaos get the best of you.

I have to admit to needing to apologize more than once last week. I already tend to be a bit on the intense side, especially when trying to focus on something that isn’t flowing the way I want it to, so knowing about the energies at hand definitely helps. I hope it helps you too, and that you use it to your advantage.

So take a deep breath, jump right in, and let’s go!

With Love.

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From Over There: 4.6.14 Weekly Forecast
It is important to find balance in all activities – both in thought and physical action. Use active thought and physical action to pursue daily tasks, yet balance this with a calm mind and body. It is of the utmost importance during this time. Doing so will balance the chaotic energetic forces that are currently present. Doing so will keep oneself calm amidst the chaos.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: This week, after receiving the forecast, I decided to ask my own question: The forecast talks about “chaotic energetic forces”, can you please talk more about this and what that means for us?

A: There is a heightened collective energy that is accelerating the potential for the personal evolution of each individual. This creates a sense of chaos as the need for self-awareness intensifies. This creates a need for inner-reflection to ease the often unsettling feelings that may occur through such heighten growth periods. The avoidance of balancing action with quiet inaction will only further the feelings of discontent and create the potential for missed opportunity to partake in one’s accelerated personal evolution. It is time to interact with one’s self in a balanced way to allow the growth to occur. Doing so will allow the energetic forces to work in your favor, and not to your detriment.

It is time to use this energy to reexamine relationships to better understand their value in your life. Use this time to stay conscious of the thoughts and actions that these relationships encourage. It is through conscious examination that you may realign yourself with these relationships for a deeper understanding of their value. Doing so will allow insight as to whether it is time to deepen the relationship or to release it. It is time to reevaluate your relationship with yourself as well. To understand this will help you better understand your relationships with others. Be in alignment with the treatment you give to yourself, and the treatment you give others, and the treatment you expect in return from others.

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What Dreams May Come

Dreams can be a funny thing. Sometimes they seem extremely profound and then at other times just plain crazy. I remember a series of reoccurring dreams I had when I was working at a very creatively unfulfilling place, and not to get too graphic, but they all took place in different variations of a public restroom. In each dream I really had to, you know, go, but each time I found a facility it was either too dirty, too clogged, or so completely gross that I couldn’t bring myself to use it. Once I quit the job and moved on the dreams stopped and I haven’t (thankfully) had one since. It was very telling that I desperately needed a better outlet for expression, albeit in an odd and graphic way.

When reading this week’s forecast and question you may think that there’s really no correlation between the two – dreams and the state of wonder – though I think they go hand-in-hand. Dreaming often shows us what we need to pay attention to and being in wonder is the ultimate state of presence. It’s all about staying alert to what we need to focus on in our lives, whether we’re sleeping or gazing upon something that makes us go “Awww…”

With Love.

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From Over There: 3.30.14 Weekly Forecast
It is time to step into the wonder of life. Find that place of wonder in everything around you. To be in this state is to be in a state of receptivity to creation of desires. Now is the time to find joy in everyday life. Allow the practice wonder to fill your thoughts and you will find greater happiness and synchronicity for creating that which you desire.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: I have been taking a class on dreams and the power of information we can receive through dreaming. Any insight into what we can learn from our dreams?

A: The act of dreaming is a powerful tool that allows the mind to process information and opens the gateway for a more conscious connection to spirit. This dual function can create confusion in the interpretation of one’s dreams, especially if one feels disconnected from the spirit-self.
Dreaming is a way for the mind and spirit to connect. It is a way for the access of information that one may need that cannot be accessed while in a waking state due to fear or an overtaxed mind. It is a way for the mind to process the stresses that daily life may present – stresses that one needs to process in order to release.

Understand that the symbolic meaning of dreams comes from the individual perspective. Meaning for a particular scenario may change from dreamer to dreamer. It is in allowing the context of the information to unfold that one begins to decipher the meaning behind the symbolism. It is important to remain unattached to a dream’s interpretation and understand that it is simply another form of processing for the mind through the connection with spirit.

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Perfectly Aligned

This week’s forecast and reader Q and A have to do with aligning with what it is we want in life and what happens when we don’t. I’m not necessarily talking about the grand things we may want to pursue, but more the day-to-day things that bring us joy. It’s the little things that make life a pleasure, the occasional big explosive stuff is just icing on the cake (no disrespect in regard to the sugar issue for this week’s inquiry).

What can you do today to make life more interesting and fun? Have you let go of something that you enjoy because of a perceived lack of time? The thing is, if we make something (like our own happiness) a priority then we find the time to do whatever it is that we want to do. For myself, I recently started drawing again, something I hadn’t allowed myself to do in years. And I’m really, REALLY enjoying it! It feels good to do something simply for the pleasure of it and not as a means of appeasing my crazy workaholic Capricorn tendencies. Drawing has nothing to do with my career path, or any “big picture” concept. It just is, and that’s good enough.

So your homework for the week is to think about something that you can realign yourself with that brings you joy – whether it’s along a career path or not – and allow yourself some time to pursue it. Because you deserve it and your happiness just might depend on it.

With Love.

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From Over There: 3.23.2014 Weekly Forecast
It is time to realign with the vision you hold for creating that which you desire. Do not be concerned that momentum has been lost due to recent chaos presented through other life situations. The energy previously set forth has held space for the manifestation of desires. Realign through thought and action. Realign through heart and passion. Remember the original joy of why you set forth on this path.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: Lately I seem to have no patience for anything. I’m usually a very happy person, though these temper flare-ups are really starting to bother me and affect my life in negative way. Nothing has drastically changed in my life, so why am I feeling this way?

A: The frustration comes from misalignment with the needs of the emotional self, and in the spirit’s need for creative expression. These feelings are amplified by the consumption of substances that are ingested in an attempt to avoid the pain that is caused by this misalignment. At this time proper rest is of the utmost importance. At this time allow creative endeavors to flow simply for the joy of process. At this time pursue activities which calm the mind and body – not over stimulate.

For the inquirer:
I got the rest of the message expressed in a way that very loudly said, “NO MORE SUGAR.” I then was shown how detrimental sugar can be to certain systems. Interestingly, our bodies can process things very differently and there’s no right or wrong, or one-size-fits-all way of eating. Some of us can handle a little sugar, some of us can’t. I saw very clearly for the one asking this week’s question that sugar sends this person’s body into an extremely heightened state of irritation. The initial rush feels good, then not so good. The effect of sugar on this person’s system is very drug-like. Not such a good thing! Just another reason why we need to get in tune with our bodies and listen to what they’re trying to tell us.

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NOTE: Remember if you have a question that you'd like answered please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog. Thanks & Blessings!


Mis-Communication

I really love this week’s forecast, because I was starting to go through a little bit of an oh-god-what’s-wrong-with-me head trip. Let me explain. Lately I’ve found myself retreating into Hermitville, not wanting to answer phone calls or emails, and basically rejecting a lot of human interaction. Truthfully, I’ve felt pretty worn out. This led to my ego telling me that there must be something wrong with me for not wanting to be out in the world, not feeling inspired to chat with those that I love, or blah…blah…blah…you get the picture.

I then proceeded to tap into this week’s forecast and picked a question that went along with the same theme quite nicely. I’m very glad for it, because now I more fully understand why I’ve been feeling this way. I’m very much affected by the energies around me anyway, and as the forecast says, everything is amplified. This just means I need to be a little more attentive to putting up boundaries and I highly suggest you do the same. It doesn’t mean cutting people out of your life, it just means to take breaks when needed and not take offense to what others are saying or doing. They’re just experiencing the same intensity swirling around.

Wishing you all an abundance of inspired interactions and a Happy St. Patrick’s Day, too!

With Love.

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From Over There: 3.17.14 Weekly Forecast
Emotional energies are amplified. It is time to be aware of that which you speak and that which you react to. If words need to be expressed, then release them with extra care. Each individual is approaching interactions with this amplified emotional energy. To understand this will give clearer perspective of the actions and reactions of those around you, and will allow the perspective for you to react in another way.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: I’ve been going out with this guy for a couple of months and it was going really well until recently. We had a slight disagreement and now everything has changed. It went from hot to cold so quickly. What happened?

A: There is a restructuring of energetic fields that is taking place which may leave many feeling ungrounded or disconnected. This is creating conflict within the dynamics of many relationships, yet know that it is occurring as a means to allow humanity to review patterns and beliefs that do not serve the greater good of all. Each individual is acting as a catalyst for change for themselves and one another. Knowing this will allow greater reflection of oneself without defensiveness toward the actions of others. It is the compassion that you hold in your heart for yourself and others that will create a more gracious flow of energy and greater movement toward expanded consciousness.

For the inquirer:
You are both acting as a catalyst for change for one another. There is much past trauma for both that needs releasing. Allow the lessons to occur. There will be more interaction in the future. It is how you hold yourself with compassion and strength that will determine the outcome of the relationship. You are a divine child of light. Hold yourself with love and compassion.

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NOTE: Remember if you have a question that you'd like answered please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog. Thanks & Blessings!


No Distractions

This week’s forecast came to me while working at a very busy and loud coffee shop. I found it very interesting, because my first thought was that there would be no way I could get a clear message with such distraction all around me. And as is the case most of the time, the Universe has a funny sense of humor. So I sat and allowed the information to come flooding through and found it extremely easy to ignore the action all around me. Neither whirling of the blenders, nor the bad pop music (in my opinion, anyway), the chatting teenagers (this particular coffee shop was right next to a high school) or even the steaming of milk got in my way. It was actually quite empowering.

The forecast is also in line with a question a received a while back. It’s all about how to maintain focus when life is hitting you from all sides. This question was very timely for me as well, as over just the last couple of weeks I’d been broadsided by an emotional tornado of painful situations with a number of people with whom I’m very close to and care deeply about.  And just as situation #3 hit I thought to myself, “I can either freak out in despair or buck up and be there for those who need me.” I chose the latter, but was also able keep on top of the stuff that I personally needed to attend to and didn’t completely forsake myself in the process. It was a much better way to approach things and I wasn’t left feeling completely overwhelmed or drained like I might have been in the past. It’s all about finding the right balance that works for you, really.

So instead of letting go of what you’re aiming for when things jump in front of the target, just remember that you owe it to yourself to keep your eye on the bullseye – especially when life is hitting yu from all sides.

With Love.

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From Over There: 3.9.14 Weekly Forecast
As life swirls around you, as situations arise that are not aligned with your path, maintain focus. It is the individual who can achieve continued focus regardless of what unfolds all around that will bring forth that which they desire. Know that the time is now to maintain focus, know that it is a choice to engage with the distracting forces or to remain unfettered in their presence. Know that it is time to practice greater focus on that which you desire.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: I keep trying to work toward my goals, but life seems to keep getting in the way. How do I achieve what I want when all hell seems to constantly break lose all around me? I’m SO frustrated!

A: It is to put your desires as important as others. The distractions will always occur. You may also look at the deeper issue here as to why you allow yourself to be dissuaded from your path. There are many reasons that one allows this. There may be fear of failing at the accomplishment. There may be fear of succeeding at the accomplishment. This can happen when you do not feel worthy of what you desire or do not trust yourself to be able to create that which you desire. No matter the reason for allowing the distraction, it is time to see yourself as worthy of priority. This understanding of your desires as being as important as the desires of those around you will allow you to put your desires and the action needed to create your path toward outcome in proper priority, and not last after everyone around you. Stepping into this new place of power will shine a light of encouragement for others to do the same. It is the way to a balanced life.

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NOTE: Remember if you have a question that you'd like answered please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog. Thanks & Blessings!

Stay the Course

This week’s question and forecast have to do with – both in their own way – divine timing and how to keep moving toward a goal when things don’t feel like they’re moving fast enough. I know we’ve all been there. It can be mighty frustrating to be sure. It’s all about keeping momentum going even when this irritating human issue of needing money arises. Believe me, I’ve asked/ begged/ shaken my fist at the energies on more than one occasion, yet always get the same answer. Retain positive focus and don’t be attached to the final outcome. Argh, easy for “them” to say when they don’t have rent or a mortgage payment coming due. But even through my frustration I’ve had to recognize that focus and follow through are vital, especially when doing what you love. The trick is to do whatever you can to keep yourself floating while following your dream, and remembering why it was your dream in the first place. Oh, and building a community of support is imperative to get you through those frustrating/ scary/ overwhelming times.

Just keepin’ it going over here and hoping you do the same.

With Love.

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From Over There: 3.2.14 Weekly Forecast
It is time to focus on the end result while practicing unattachment to the outcome. This is the way to open to all forms of possibility, and to results as of yet unforeseen. Work toward the goal, yet allow its development to unfold. One does not expect to force the petals of a flower to open and have it thrive – the petals must be allowed to unfold in their own natural way in order to create perfect balance.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: I'm in the process of building my business, but find I am in a money crunch. How do I trust that what I am doing is going to sustain me on a financial level? I’m very passionate about the work I’m doing, so that’s not the issue, it’s that the money isn’t arriving when I need it to.

A: Divine timing is the utmost importance when sharing that which you love, and perseverance is the key to building that which you desire. The energy and passion that you hold will translate through to the work, yet because it is your energy and not the personal energy of those with whom you wish to enroll, the results will at times transpire at a slower pace than what you may wish. It is connecting through the dense energetic field to meet another with this passion-energy that needs to occur. To understand this principle of energetic connection is to understand a component of divine timing. It is through passion and enthusiasm that one connects quickest to others.

Another component of diving timing are the lessons that may be useful in preparing one for the responsibilities of a successful outcome. These lessons will occur at varying lengths and are dependent on the willingness of the participant to overcome any challenges as they arise. It is important to remember that any journey is an opportunity to move toward a more enlightened state. The many journeys of life are meant to open and expand ones awareness. Allowing the lessons to unfold will create greater ease and movement toward an expanded existence and the potential for a joyful outcome that may be presently unforeseen.

For the inquirer:
The energetic connection is being made. Know that it is unfolding and will continue to unfold. Remaining focused on the process with a state of joy and excitement for the work quickens the results, yet we see that there is a need for you to replenish by acquiring work in a center that will support your income and social network, and allow your independent work to reach a greater community of those who are interested in your offerings. This may feel like movement backward to you. Know that it is not. It will give you the stability needed to maintain your enthusiasm while giving greater insight on how to build your independent work and bring it to the success that you desire.

(Note: When given this message I saw that by “center” they meant a facility that offers this type of work. It would mean that the inquirer become an employee of sorts while building their own business. The important thing here is to go after supplemental income that is in the same field as the business you’re going into. So for instance, if you’re starting a baked goods company, go work in a bakery. That way you’ll get real world experience while being able to have some sort of stable income.)

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NOTE: Remember if you have a question that you'd like answered please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog. Thanks & Blessings!

Letting It Go

It’s a bit uncanny how this week’s forecast and guest question go hand-in-hand, but hey, the Universe sometimes finds it necessary to give a double-punch when the timing of a message is important to hear. It’s all about letting go. And not just letting go of something that is broken beyond repair, but letting go of something that may be only partially dysfunctional. It makes it much more difficult to let go when you still get at least a little pleasure out of a situation, though in the end of it all you need to weigh how much return you get on your investment. Is your output of energy toward whatever it is at least giving you a little more back? Or is it leaving you feeling drained and overwhelmed? I know that the dynamics of any situation can ebb and flow with how much energy you’re giving vs how much you’re given, though when it gets to the point of more consistent giving with no getting then it may be time to reevaluate things.

This is going to sound like a very silly analogy, but this week’s forecast came to me while vacuuming the living room. Here’s a little back story: about 10 years ago I fell prey to a Kirby vacuum salesman who came to my door. It’s a little embarrassing to admit that. Now don’t get me wrong, the vacuum was one powerful sucker, but with what I paid for it I could’ve bought a decent used car. The other day while vacuuming I realized that although it was still a good vacuum, it was unwieldy and too large for my present small space. I really didn’t like it and it made the already not-so-fun chore of vacuuming even less enjoyable. I realized that my attachment to it was the amount of money I had spent it. Knowing that I would never get anything near what I paid for it, I decided it was time to let go of the heavy thing and see if I could trade it in for a lighter, more easy going model. I’m happy to say that I was able to do just that, though I have to admit to having a little bit of a hard time handing it over once it was time to do so. It’s funny how we get attached to things.   

Here’s to letting go of heavy suckers and lighten the load!

With Love.

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From Over There: 2.23.14 Weekly Forecast
It is time to release attachment and let go of that which has perceived value, but is not fully functional. Look for that which may have served you in the past, but no longer serves your joy. It is time to reassess whether the benefits are outweighing the pain or if the pain is outweighing the benefits. You and only you can decide if the balance the power it has in your life serves you, or is of disservice. It is time to look deep.

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Featured Guest Question:
Q: How do I let go of something that I need to let go of when I know that it’s probably going to cause me a huge amount of pain to do so? How do I move forward?

A: It is an act of bravery to create change that initially leaves one in a state of discomfort. This bravery comes from one’s own personal power. This power increases with each brave act. To hide in fear of change increases the pain that may have started as a less concerning feeling, yet grows stronger and more painful with denial, creating an ever-burdened heart that cannot heal. It is in moving toward the pain – not away from it – that will encourage its release and will make it less troublesome. It is in the knowing that what starts as a burden lessens as you release.

To deny the burden only increases its weight, filling the heart with heaviness. To deny the burden instigates life patterns that create life situations that bring lessons to encourage its release. These lessons will present themselves in ways that continue to increase the burden until one is brought to a level of discomfort that creates the acknowledgement of the burden and desire to let it go. It may feel as if life is unfair, yet it is life attempting to move toward healing.

It is by bravely facing that which is not fully functional and choosing a path toward change that creates healing and an opening for a more enriching life. It is to pull back the lens of focus to see a bigger picture instead of pointing focus solely on the issue. When one focuses solely on the issue peripheral vision is lost and perspective is overshadowed by pain. If one chooses to view through a broader scope, perspective is colored by possibility. This empowered perspective allows for greater happiness to fill one’s life.

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NOTE: Remember if you have a question that you'd like answered please send it in. I'll first respond privately and then post the answer in this blog. Thanks & Blessings!


What on Earth...?

This week’s question ties in with the energy forecast quite nicely. It has to do with standing by what you believe in, and specifically, standing by your principles even when it feels challenging to do so. Although the topic of the question is related to our planet and environmental concerns, the answer beautifully conveys how each individual is so necessary to the collective whole.

The energy forecast can be applied to so many things. Basically, if you stand by what you know is to be in your best interest – even if it is painful to do so – it gives you the reserves to move more powerfully in the world. A good thing, for sure.

With Love.   

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From Over There:  Week 2-16-14 Energy Forecast
It is time to find strength in your convictions. It is time to focus on those things that strengthen and empower you – both the physical and emotional selves. This is the foundation that helps one in making necessary decisions that are in the highest and best interest of the individual, and supports in times of pain. Now is not the time to go into avoidance of the pain, but to face it to move through and beyond. It is in the facing of one’s challenges that one finds true courage and empowerment. It is in the facing of one’s challenges that one grains true strength in their convictions.

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Featured Guest Question:
Lately I've been feeling overwhelmed, and particularly sad and hopeless over recent environmental events. I've signed petitions, attended protests, donated money and volunteered. I feel that all my efforts are a waste of time, and like nothing is changing. Why isn't Mother Earth helping us out on this? What can I do? 

The planet Earth is a powerful organism that self-corrects through climate change and cataclysmic natural occurrences. Humankind views these changes as sign of their part in destroying the planet, yet it is more a reaction of the planet to the actions of humankind. Humankind will not destroy the planet by their actions, but instead run the risk of creating an environment that is inhospitable for them to thrive.
               
It is through awareness that humankind creates their own change in action. Know that your efforts are creating an energetic support that is useful. It is in the knowing that you are doing what you are able that will help you to feel less hopeless. It is in the knowing that your actions are adding to the collective whole that is desiring change. As collective awareness increases so does the capacity to create change. Know that your desires for change are in the highest good. Stand by these principles and know that it offers help. The oceans are filled with yet one single drop of rain multiplied. You are not alone in your quest.

In Case of Emergency

This week is the full-fledged start of my new format. It will include an energy forecast for the week (basically what to focus on throughout the week), as well as a question posted by a reader with a corresponding answer I receive ‘from over there’. I had a feeling that the first question sent would be pretty profound, and indeed, it is. It has to do with having a spiritual emergency – or spiritual crisis – that leaves the individual feeling disconnected and unable to feel fully integrated into this world. This can happen when intense spiritual growth quickly occurs, and can be brought on by spiritual practice, a life-altering trauma like a near death experience or death of a loved one, or in some instances hallucinogenic drug use, to name a few.

Experiencing a spiritual emergency is not an easy thing to go through, and the process can last anywhere from a couple of days to a few months, or even years. I’ve had what I call a few ‘mini-crises’ here and there, but nothing to the extent of what the individual posing this week’s question is having. The path to spiritual enlightenment can be beautiful and is definitely life enriching, but it can also be painful and unsettling, especially when you make a jump that your body isn’t prepared for. It can create major disturbances in sleep patterns, physical pain, and a sense of alienation with those around you who struggle to understand what you're going through.

On a lighter note, this week’s forecast has to do with what you should focus your attention on, and the answer is joy. Works for me!

With Love.

PS. Remember to send in your questions, and let me know how you like the new setup! 

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From Over There: Week 2-9-14 Energy Forecast
It is in the letting go of that which brings a sense of frustration or despair that one opens to another way.  Now is the time to release focus on those things that cause frustration or despair, and refocus on that which brings joy. By doing so, it creates a greater sense of happiness and peace in the present moment, and in turn, opens the heart to a state of receptivity to that which is truly desired.

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Featured Question: I’ve been in the midst of a spiritual emergency for quite some time now. When I will be able to join the world again and when my body will catch up with my spiritual advancements?

A: It is the belief that the body cannot be a vehicle for spirit, and in itself, a spiritual tool. There is a desire to discard or shed the body, as it feels heavy and constricting. To view the body as a spiritual component of self better integrates a deeper connection to the spirit as one chooses the path toward enlightenment. And there are those whose beliefs are ingrained through religious training or religious doctrine passed through ancestral DNA that speaks of the body as ‘unpure’. When viewed in this manner, it is seen as that which needs to be punished to create a higher spiritual connection. It is as if the body needs to be destroyed in order for the spirit to thrive. These beliefs create resentment toward the body and difficulty in relating to lower density energies and others on the earthly plane.

It is important to know that emerging into a higher vibrational state can cause a continued depletion of minerals needed to keep the body strong and able. As one forges a deeper connection with spirit it is vital to increase those substances which fortify and strengthen the physical body, especially as the physical body ages. As one changes perspective to view the body as a vehicle for spirit that allows experiences in this realm, it will lead to lessons that give greater understanding of the spirit – and an understanding that it is a miraculous instrument designed as a component of creation to further the evolution of all.

PERSONAL MESSAGE FOR ENQUIRER: This part of the message came through like information does when I’m giving an individual reading. This is why it sounds like it’s coming from me, though I’m just relaying the information.

The integration process is still taking place, and because of the lower density energy of this plane it is taking your body longer to catch up with the accelerated spiritual growth you experienced. This is causing not only physical ailments, but also a bit of an emotional disconnect. There are things that you can do to integrate quicker, but I see a time frame of about 4-6 more months before you feel ‘right’ again, and even then you will have a different way of being in the world than before this issue began. Here are some things that you can do:

Re-mineralize
·         Take mineral baths with Epsom salts and Himalayan pink salt (or any high quality sea salt)
·         Supplementation (liquid minerals will give you a good dose)
·         Cook in cast iron whenever possible

Reconnect Etheric Cord
·         Visualize strengthening the energetic cord that connects your soul to your body
·         Use energy work to helps strengthen as well

Rest
·         Very important in rebuilding the connection
·         Think of it more as a part of your spiritual development work, and not as a negative (ie, fatigue)