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Grateful For Divine Diversity

autumn-wind-song-4-winds-youtube              As I watch the wind scatter the leaves outside my window, I’m reminded of how much I love this time of year. The brisk cool mornings, the dusky slant of the sun in the late afternoon and the cascade of leaves in the sunny breeze that looks like gold falling from the sky.

When I was young, I never quite understood the meaning of Thanksgiving. Sure, it was about food, family, and pilgrim school plays and turkey, but I always felt that I was missing something or that I should be feeling something that I wasn’t. It was not until I got older that my appreciation of Thanksgiving transitioned from food to gratitude and I could grasp its significance. Now in this, my favorite time of the year, I celebrate the wondrous power and presence of the invisible Spirit that churns out all that I need, even when I’m not looking for it.

This happened to me yesterday as I was working on my latest book. When I don’t know what to write, which tends to be most of the time. I ask spirit to write through me. Of course, this is where the best comes from.

As I was writing, this sentence popped out on the page surprising me: 

We are all living in the same energy of love, We’re just separated by how we experience it.

As I re-read the sentence, a panorama spread out in front of me and I saw the vast diversity that populates the planet. From the change of seasons, the varied climates and animal life and natural wonders, the earth is an ever-changing kaleidoscope. We humans are no exception. The color of our skin varies, we speak different languages, we call the Divine by different names and we have different versions of right and wrong. We are each living a somewhat different reality and yet, we are all connected by the cord of love.

Like a masterful symphony, we only come into harmony when we are free to be ourselves and celebrate our differences. This year among many other things, I’m grateful for the unlimited variety through which divine beauty and love is expressed.

If you want to know and feel the Divine Presence and be close to the creative force of the all that is, see the hope, wisdom, inspiration and joy in our differences. Instead of allowing fear to take hold of your heart, knock the fences down and allow the odd, repelling and strange to creep onto your threshold. Take a good look until you find, sense and feel the love that flows through this stranger. It might be a person of a different race, culture or belief system. Diversity also shows up in new ideas, perspectives or ways to live our life and perceive ourselves.

Creation runs in every direction and this is one of the ways that the unfathomable power of the Divine is expressed. The thread that binds everything together is love and we can’t know peace until we discover it in what we shy away from, whoever and whatever that might be.

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There is Only One Power

f1ebcddf4922739fd9ec2dea754d7baeIt’s easy to get thrown out of balance by the events of the world. Particularly the recent political chaos that has left many of us wondering where the presence of justice, kindness and compassion reside. The dark secret of sexual abuse became public this week. We purged ourselves and began a massive collective detox from the centuries old pattern and all too common practice of hiding this dark truth. We are only as sick as our secrets and we are healing at our core. Of course, there was denial and resistance. Darkness hides from the light.

The world can seem to be split in two, the physical and the spiritual, and this tends to create division within ourselves as well. Although it may not be readily apparent and obvious, there is only one power in the universe and the beyond. Whatever you call it, this one power creates and nurtures all of life and expresses itself through love and compassion.  This is the power that can heals us individually and collectively and bridges the gap between the seen and known and the unseen and elusive. It speaks to us from a quiet inner place and reminds us of its grace and goodness.

Don’t give your power over to external events. It’s tempting to do this and spiral down into a dark place, overwhelmed and without hope.

This is a powerful moment of individual and collective transformation. When we remain positive, love ourselves and others, even those that think differently than we do, the one power of the universe flows through us.  Evil eventually destroys itself. It is a dark ghost that feeds on our fears and negativity. Without this it starves and turns in on itself and devours its own.

What we are here to learn, in this time and place and be a witness to, is the crumbing of the old and the emergence of the power of love. The creative, indestructible and life giving power of love. Listen to it, it lives within you.

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You Are Never Alone

images (2)Change is never easy. Yet, it never ends. Sometimes we embrace it and other times we fear and deny that it is happening. I have recently had several friends leave my life. A few have moved, one died and another’s life has become busy and moved her in a different direction. Of course, I am a frustrating friend to have. I fully admit that at times I can be a challenge. I think with me it is feast or famine. When someone is in my life, they are in my life. I willingly open all that I have, my heart, soul and presence. Then new ideas come, I focus on my clients and so often seek the refuge of solitude to recharge and balance. Friends and family who know me well, have come to understand my need for alone time.

I was recently walking my dogs in the early morning pre-dawn, no one is outdoors and I love watching the sun come up. Enjoying my alone time, I realized the obvious. We are never alone. I have gotten so used to the constant hum and back and forth of inner communication with the spirit realm, I forgot that I am never really alone. I don’t think any one of us is.
We are all stuck together in a web of energy. I imagine us like the sea. We move and flow with one another as one. Yet we are also just little drops of energy, that can appear to separate from the whole.

There is no place to go that spirit is not. This is an overwhelming gift, even if we are not aware of it. Being with your loved ones on the other side, your spirit guides and angels is a soft cushion of support and love. Spirit opens up space for us. It doesn’t crowd us in. It is a wonderful way to be. We are not held together by need or by superficial and shallow expectations, like we sometimes find in the human realm. This is all love and a different way of being.That we do not always take advantage of. Spirit has your back and is ready to roll out the red carpet of guidance and love. Just open the door.

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The Intuitive Agenda

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With many years of being a professional psychic and medium under my belt, I am more aware than ever of the distinct difference between the thinking mind and intuitive receptivity. Intuitive awareness has taught me the importance of inner stillness and how to manage emotions, disappointments, and be present. I have learned to go in the opposite direction of the thinking mind. To be less reactive and to live with what is. Intuition has led me to acceptance. Even though much of the time we are motivated to develop intuition to know more and have an advantage in our daily concerns, it mysteriously always dips us into the deeper currents where we are working out the issues of our soul.
The map through life that intuition offers is a wild adventure. Intuitive awareness is a paradoxical lover that both demands that you wrestle with your day to day issues and challenges and at the same time, laugh it all off for the wispy dream that it is. We don’t get strapped in tight for this roller coaster. Instead, the exploration of intuitive awareness soon steers us into the depths of our inner self. It implores us to look in the full length mirror of our mind, body and spirit and become aware of how well we are reflecting the true potential and majesty of our soul.
When we intuitively listen within, timeless questions come to the forefront and demand to be answered.
How do I love? Can I be kind in the face of small frustrations and meanness? Can I be myself and follow my dreams or am I easily scared into complacency and rigid adherence to societal norms and expectations? What does this world need for me to give and share?
We cannot answer these questions with only the courage and love that our human self can muster. Fortunately intuitive awareness supplies both the questions and the wisdom to answer them. It opens the door for our soul to surge forward and remind us of a truth that we may have been hiding from. We are made of the stuff of the earth, the skies and the stars. The heavens is our rightful home. Life on earth breaks us down and builds us back up many times over. Yet, within self there is a much stronger and brighter light that the world cannot touch. In this light we heal and are made strong. Your intuitive knowing is always nudging you to reclaim what has never been lost. All that we undergo, the joy, suffering, desire, confusion and stress, pushes us to perceive and embody this inner light.
Your power and true self does not live in the shadows of the world. The quality of your days, the ability to feel authentic joy and live with purpose and positivity cannot be found through searching outside of yourself. Instead, it is when we are able to listen, perceive, feel and sense that there is something more within us speaking with a still small whisper, that it all begins to make sense.
Turn away from the chaotic loud voice of the world and be present to your own profound goodness and you will find the true you. Intuition may give you insight into the many demands that you encounter each day, but it’s true purpose is to usher you into the remembrance of who you are.

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The Subtle and Powerful You

To take the leap from receiving random spontaneous intuitive insights to intuitively accessing reliable energy information, you must know who you are. You are spirit, connected to all-knowing, wisdom and love. Your spirit is indestructible, eternal and the source of your intuitive knowing. IMG_0679Begin to identify yourself with this part of you. However subtle and elusive it may appear to be, it is the truth of who you are. As you begin to perceive this as your truth, you come into a new awareness of what is possible. You create a new paradigm of authentic power and confidence. Instead of the ego self that appears to be a vulnerable victim in a world of random circumstance, accidents, toxins and disease, you perceive a new world. This world is governed by a universal and yet personal power that is constantly emitting a pure vital life force energy that supports and sustains you, mind, body and spirit. Your spirit is the doorway through which your physical body absorbs this necessary vital life force energy.

Your spirit knows what you need to experience a life of health, abundance and joy. In this new paradigm you are conscious of your inner ability to create and sustain a life of love and wellbeing. There is a harmonious energetic connection between your physical life and the powerful universal flow of vital energy. As you become conscious of this, you tap into the wellspring of true power. No longer at the mercy of the physical influences of your environment and circumstances you realize that there is something much more powerful at work within you. This power speaks to you through your intuition.
As you listen to and act on intuitive messages, the voice of your spirit grows stronger.

You will receive intuitive messages about what best supports and nourishes your physical self. Your ability to discern positive life-sustaining emotions from negative and toxic ones will increase. The impact that your emotions and thoughts are having on what you create and experience will become more apparent. Whatever you are holding onto from the past that is creating resentment and what needs forgiveness and love will surface to be healed. The limiting, judgmental beliefs that are crippling your wellbeing will be replaced by awareness of unlimited inner power and potential.

Don’t hesitate and delay the small steps you can do today that will reinforce your highest good. When you listen to your intuition and act on what you receive you come into your power, mind, body and spirit.

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