Livin’ On A Prayer

pray-1639946_1280Did you know that worry is a form of prayer? And that you can actually manifest what you are worrying about? YIKES. Worry is really just fear turned into the belief that something might happen. I’ve read this statement somewhere: FEAR is False Evidence Appearing Real.

Appearing real. Simply the perception that something isn’t what you want.

Why do we worry and live in a state of anxiety most of the time? Usually because we don’t feel like we have control. We want a certain outcome, but sometimes expect that we won’t get what we want.

It’s time to build our faith and trust. That can mean many things to many different people. For the sake of simplicity, I’m going to limit this to just something bigger than us. I’ll say the “Universe” as it is my belief. I’ve written quite a bit about Manifesting, which includes faith and trust. Building your faith and trust in manifestation takes time and practice. A good method of practice is praying.

Praying does not have to be a formal ritual or on your knees, head bowed. Nothing wrong with those things, but there are times we you need a boost and can’t get to that place. You could be driving down the freeway and a car comes swerving up beside you, and no matter your belief system, you burst out with “please don’t let that car hit me!” (Although most of us would swear the air blue. That, too, could be a form of prayer.)

Praying is simply words requesting help to achieve an outcome. You can think them. You can speak them out loud. You can scream them at the top of your lungs. You can cry or laugh along with the words. If it is heartfelt, then the Universe is going to hear you and set in motion whatever is for your highest and best good, even if it might not be what you expect. Prayer is also having the faith that everything will work out for the best. Pray often. There are no limits to the frequency or timeframe of your prayers.

Spend your days Livin’ On A Prayer. It worked for Tommy and Gina.A0A285B0-5C6C-4A1E-B047-0F7FA41EEA6B[1]

When You Learn How To Love, You Forget How To Hate

valentines-day-3124846_1280 - CopyI was recently reading a fiction novel, and the heroine was still burned by the fact that she had caught her [now ex-] husband in flagrante delicto with another woman and then discovered he’d taken $15,000 in cash from her. It was the evening of a well-attended house party, and she proceeded to toss him out on his a$$ – bimbo included. Thus earning her a, I think, well-deserved reputation as a ball-buster. At least until the rest of the story’s characters learned the truth.

Many people, myself included, have had to deal with a cheating spouse. At the very least it is unpleasant, and perhaps did us a favor. (Yay, me.) At the very worst, it is devastating to the point of life changing and shuts off the avenue of receiving love.

As we approach Valentine’s Day, there are multitudes of reminders for acknowledging those we love. Love makes the world go ‘round, so they say, or at least the cash register. But the one we should love first is ourselves.

I believe that when we pass on, we won’t be greeted by some ancient fellow peering over the top of his readers at us, quill ready to write upon some scroll as he states “what have you done with your life?” No, I truly believe that we will be greeted by some kindly soul who inquires “how much did you love?” and reaches out with a hug.

As humans, it is so easy to shut off the flow of love. Whether it is our upbringing or situations, we can become damaged from love relationships. Fear of more pain is the first line of defense. This just causes more damage because we shut off the flow of love from the Universe. Our soul pulls back, pulls in and builds a brick wall around it to protect us from some perceived hurt. We can no longer connect with the Universe and the unending, unconditional outpouring of love that would literally fill our heart and soul with more than we can imagine. It never ceases, it never lessens, and it will never cause you pain.

love-3141228_1280 - CopyTake a big step and find a quiet space by yourself. Talk to the Universe. Pour out everything that hurts. Hand it over on a big platter. Ask the Universe to fill you with love. ALLOW IT. Do this every day until it becomes a habit. When your heart is constantly full, it becomes easier to give it to someone else. They can never take it away from you or empty you. Whether your relationship is fleeting or for a lifetime, you will always be filled with love.

So when you are asked “how much did you love?” you can answer “endlessly”.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let It Go

I’ve been seeing this theme a lot lately, which in my world means that the Universe is trying to get my attention. We know this phrase from the song. (I confess I’ve never seen the movie.) Interesting lyrics, though.fist-681847_1920

Let it go can mean many different things, but mainly to “release your grip” on something or someone. Holding on too tightly or just holding on to something that doesn’t serve you. It is all about preventing something from happening.

In Manifestation [my message from the Universe] is that you have to let go in order for the manifestation to take place. You have to trust that it will happen. Just like you trust that seeds will sprout when you plant them. Going with the seed theme; you do a lot of prep work to create fertile ground. Then you carefully tuck them into the moist dirt and cover them up. And then you leave them be until you start to see sprouts a couple of weeks later. You never go back and poke in the dirt to see if they’ve sprouted – you TRUST that they will. You just know it.

Such is the way with manifesting. You know what you want to create. You do the prep work to create the fertile ground to build your dream. You take action steps that are like planting a seed. And then you let it go so it can sprout. Yes, you need to tend to the sprouts, maybe stake them up and do similar actions with your creation. But still, you must let it go to give the Universe the opportunity to grow it bigger and better than you imagine. Your brain is like a pin dot compared to that of the Universe so why wouldn’t you let it take over and guide you?

Practice what thy preach, I say. SIGH. I’ve had a kung-fu grip (remember the GI Joe doll?) on a current dream, because I am anxiously ready for it to materialize. I had to peel open my fingers just to type this post. That should have been my first clue. So my next action step is to find something else to occupy the brain space that is obsessing over this. Time to dream up a bunch of new posts.

Let it go, let it go, let it go! Or is that snow out there?

It’s Another Tequila Sunrise

sunriseWinter sunrises are beautiful in Denver. Rich reds, vibrant oranges, deep yellows all flowing into a clear azure sky with edges of teal. It is a treat to be able to look out the window at the dawning of a new day.

Sunrises are the Universe’s way of telling you that each day is a new beginning. You wake up rested [hopefully] and your eyes are filled with color. This colored light goes deep into your cellular level and stimulates the energy system. The colors of the morning sky relate to the “earth-based” chakras.

Red to activate the Root chakra, reminding you that you are grounded to Mother Earth and are safe in her arms. Orange to awaken the sacral chakra, your center of creativity and emotions. As the orange deepens in the sky, your emotions are balanced and any that don’t serve you can be released to Mother Earth for healing. Yellow for the Solar Plexus chakra, reminding you that you own your power. As the colors move into green, so does your energy move up into the Heart Chakra, opening you to love and connection. And then to blue, the Throat chakra, giving you the ability to speak your truth, needs and wants. As the day continues to open, the energy moves up into the Third Eye and Crown chakras to connect you with your Higher Self and ultimately the Universe.

Nature serves to remind you of your Divine being.

This morning, January 31st, Nature gave us an additional show in the form of the Super Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse. I had the pleasure of watching the eclipse as I enjoyed my breakfast. The path of the Moon teaches us to manifest and release. We let go of what does not serve us in order to make room for what serves us better. If we set those intentions, life works for us instead of against us. This morning’s show kicks that power up to supersonic. If you haven’t yet set your intentions, there is still time all through the day. Give them up to the Universe to fulfill in a way that is better than you can imagine.

When you wish upon a star. . . or a Super Blood Moon.

It Starts In The Womb

Do you ever wonder sometimes why we believe certain things when there hasn’t been an event or specific reason for the belief? For example, you grew up in a poor household and believed that was just how it was even though there was evidence around you that showed otherwise? There are always possibilities to change your life if you believe such.

So why is this?

hands-2568594_1920Studies demonstrate that babies respond to and thrive more in relation to their mother’s speaking to them while they are still in the womb. A mother’s loving and adoring speech to her belly goes straight to the developing baby. Conversely, a mother’s internal thoughts also go straight to the baby.

Every new mama has worries. She might be afraid of doing something wrong during pregnancy and harming the baby. She might worry if she will be a good mommy. But she might also have deeper issues, like how can she/they afford another baby; she wanted to do more before becoming pregnant; she’s too young or too old; it has to be a boy or girl or her husband will be disappointed; or maybe she really never wanted a child at all.

The baby absorbs these thoughts too.dna-1811955_1920

Now this isn’t to cause more anxiety for any pregnant mama. You’ll just drive yourself nuts over every little thought. Just love, and care for, and nurture the little soul.

This is really geared to our adult souls and why we might have certain beliefs.

family-gathering-3068994_1920Many of our belief systems come to us generationally and are most likely absorbed while in the womb. Just because you have them, doesn’t mean you have to keep them if you find yourself constantly stuck in a state of behavior or lack. The first step is to figure out your limiting belief.

You can then do a process of release by “burning a soul contract”. Generational beliefs are often soul agreements. Take a sheet of paper and write “I release the contract where I vowed to remain poor [or whatever your belief is] in this lifetime. I release it mentally, emotionally, physically and energetically; now and in all directions of time. I release this belief.” Then burn the paper and flush the ashes down the toilet. How does it make you feel? Do you feel lighter, more free? Take another sheet of paper and write down what aspects of your belief you would like to change. Maybe it’s save more money. Maybe purchase a home or lease a nicer apartment. List action steps that you could make to achieve these things. As you write your list, you begin to open your mind to new possibilities and reform your belief system.

Almost as though you have remade yourself – In The Womb.

Friday Is My 2nd Favorite F Word

400651I saw that on a t-shirt.  If you are or know the person who created that, please respond.  I’d like to give you credit and thank you for it.

FUCK.  These days it seems to be the most used word in the dictionary.  Most every language understands it.  It has been used as a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, pronoun and a name.  Some people are capable of using it in every form in a single sentence.
It’s a silly word, really.

Why do people swear?  I don’t know exactly, but can think of many reasons why.  1) Anger; 2) pain; 3) humor; 4) for emphasis; and 5) just because they can.  I’m sure I’ve done it for all those reasons.  However, when I am writing, I do it to get people’s attention.  I write about things with the intention to help and to teach, so I want people to pay attention.  Most people like to cuss so if you want to get their attention, play to their likes.

Yes, I write about spiritual issues and you might wonder how swear words relate to this.  I think many people live their lives with some level of emotional pain.  Swearing might be a way to release this pain.  I read a quote by Native American author, Vine Deloria Jr, “Religion is for people who’re afraid of going to hell.  Spirituality is for those who’ve already been there.”  Some people also say that Hell is really our human life on Earth.  Hell is considered a swear word too.

It’s very easy to get stuck in a hell of your own creation.  We have to consistently practice positive thinking and allowing that there are always better options to the life we are living.  Swear if you feel the need, but it ought to be “I am so f*cking happy!”

Resolutions or Revolution?

fireworks-2223570_1280It’s that time of the year when everyone starts to make New Year’s Resolutions. We set some goals or accomplishments and a completion date. Too often they are limited in purpose or too restricted in a period of time and end up being ditched by the end of February. Or maybe we just get too damned cold and sick of eating green salad, and dive into that plate of lasagna just to get some heat in our body. I know this part applies to those of us in the northern hemisphere, but I think winter is a pretty sh*tty time to make resolutions.

It seems to me that the very word: resolution, has a negative sound to it. I think “resolve”, as in I resolve to doing this. . .Thing. The dictionary’s definition of the verb is: settle or find a solution to. “Settle”??? Sounds damned depressing to me.

What about changing a resolution into something that gets you excited? Instead of the new year, why not start July 4th and make it a Revolution? Seems fitting for Americans who understand this holiday. The dictionary’s definition of the noun is: a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized or in people’s ideas about it.

Now doesn’t that get you excited?  Wide-reaching change? Something like, “I’m gonna go all revolution on the crap I eat”.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds empowering. And it sounds like something that you could stick with and turn into a daily habit. When have you ever heard about a revolution that was over in a week? Those things usually go on for years and have affected great change. (I know, they are often destructive, but wouldn’t you like to go all destructive on your beer gut?)

“You say you want a revolution. . . “


all-703515_1920What mighty sh*tstorm is brewing these days? Too many people seem to be losing their minds or running amok. Or they have been running amok and finally got caught. Wild weather. Fires. Threats of nuclear missiles. Even the planets are squaring off and casting soul-eyed stares and glares at each other. If they aren’t facing off like hockey players, they’re cozying up like kittens.


It is time, people. The swamp is full and the gators and snakes have nowhere to go. Pull on your rubber boots and gloves, tighten up your belts and suck it up ‘cause Change has come.

No more ignoring the manure pile. No more tilling the compost heap. It is time to shovel the sh*t and plant your garden.DSCN1506

Yes, this is all necessary if we want better lives and a better world.

Start by looking within yourself. Stop looking at what everyone else is doing and focus your eyes within. What sh*t pile do you need to clean up? What have you been holding back? What have you been denying yourself? What do you want your future to look like?

Now is the time to plant the seeds. Set your intentions of what you want your life to look like. Make a list of steps to achieve your goals. Carve out time each day to take action – even if it is just fifteen minutes. Every action step you take with positive intent moves you towards your goal. And the bonus is that positive intent radiates outward (yah, more powerful than that ridiculous ICBM) and streaks around the globe affecting everyone in its path. Think about the cosmic effect it would cause if multitudes of people were doing the same thing.

How does your garden GL(R)OW?!!!!

Magic Isn’t Just For Christmas

fantasy-2784995_1920A plate of cookies.  A cup of hot chocolate.  It was time for bed, but you promised yourself you wouldn’t fall asleep.  SANTA was coming that very night.  And maybe, just maybe, because you KNEW you had done all your chores, that He was going to bring you Barbie’s house for Christmas.

And there it was the next morning – after all, you did fall asleep – sitting under the tree all shiny and new.  And oh my gosh, there was Ken too, perched right in front! Dreams do come true.

But one day that all changed.

I remember when I figured it out.  Probably around eight or nine years of age.  I was taught not to expect much so my too-adult-self learned to how to find things.  Okay, snoop.  When you are small and not paid attention to, it is pretty easy to lose yourself in the house.  Especially closets.  That hold many interesting things.  Like Christmas presents.  And that’s when I lost the magic.

This isn’t a story meant to sadden you or feel sorry for a small girl.  There are many like me and worse.  This is about something bigger, something more powerful than we can imagine.  I am talking about Manifestation.

Real, true, yes-you-can, Magic.  What you think, so shall it be.

When we were children, we came into the world with all our intuitive abilities.  We could create simply by thinking that whatever it was already existed.  Just like the magic of Santa.  But your parents bought the presents, you say.  Well, sometimes manifestation involves other people.

Your thoughts have power.  You can create the life you want by manifesting it. 1) Write down what you want to achieve.  Add details.  At the bottom of the list, write “This Or Something Better”.  2) Fold the paper into some shape you like.  3) Make a symbolic gesture of handing it up to the Universe and give thanks for ALREADY having it in your life. 4) Put the paper away where you can find it, but can’t look at it every day.  (Do you dig up seeds to look at them after you’ve planted them? No. Same thing.)  5) Go about your daily duties and let the magic happen.

Don’t put conditions on when or how your dream happens.  The Universe knows what you need and when.  Pay attention, because the Universe will give you clues to help you achieve your dream.  A feeling to go somewhere; a business idea; meeting a new friend or partner; a job offer.  Consider these activities like playing catch.  You tossed your wish to the Universe, It tosses back an action step, you do it and toss it back, and so on until your dream is realized.

Even Santa can’t top that one.