2022 So Above, So Below

Happy New Year! 2022 is poised to bring us into a deeper alignment with our higher, spiritual selves and into a greater balance with all aspects of our life. With the year adding up to the number six, we can interpret this as the three chakras above the heart and three chakras below which represent heaven and earth or the spiritual plane and the earthly plane. The spiritual plane represents our soul-self, our intuitive, creative, connected Higher Self, the big infinite You spanning across all lifetimes and an aggregate of your soul experiences. The earthly plane represents the here and the now; our human experience in the physical world and all that we need to survive within it.

The phrase, So Above, So Below is a marrying of the two worlds. It is bringing the heavenly plane down to the earthly plane while the earthly plane rises to meet the higher heavens.

So what does this mean for 2022? 2022 holds the potential energy for us to further merge our spiritual selves with our earthly selves. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We are here to learn, to grow and to experience the physical world. We are meant to enrich our soul journey and wisdom by having these earthly experiences.

This year will provide us with the opportunity to be fully conscious beings, aware and attuned to our spiritual nature in every aspect of our life. Instead of relying on meditation or yoga or prayer or other practices to connect to our higher selves, we will be constantly integrating and merging with our soul selves with each trip to the grocery store, each interaction with friends and family, each meal we eat, each breath we take. We will not need to work as hard to reach the higher planes because they will be coming down to meet us while we as a collective will be rising to it.

There will no longer be a separation of between our human and spiritual selves. The two will be merged into one.

With this integration we will find greater balance in all aspects of our life. We will have a marrying of the masculine and the feminine within each of us: the analytical, practical, logical with the creative, intuitive and nurturing aspects of our being. We will have greater work/life balance. We will have a clearer perspective on our life, our soul’s purpose and our journey in this lifetime. We will be able to view our human experience through the lens of an enlightened soul being, free from fear and the dramas of the 3D world. We are in the Age of Aquarius, the Age of Awakening and the Age of Wisdom. We will be open to having a deeper soul awareness which will free us from being as affected by the trials and tribulations of the human experience. Our human struggles will have less of an impact on our overall well-being because we will be able to view them from a greater or higher spiritual perspective.

So practically speaking, what does this mean?

2022 will provide you with an opportunity to be a walking, talking spiritual being having a human experience. Instead of being reactionary to a situation, feel into it, use your senses and see what lessons, if any, there are for you to learn and grow from. If something doesn’t feel right to you or steals your joy or your peace then walk away. Show yourself the greatest level compassion by removing self-judgment and surrounding yourself with those that love and appreciate you for who you really are.

Use every opportunity to connect with your soul-self. Remove the idea that there is a separation between your human and your spiritual self. Ask yourself how the enlightened You would respond, react, engage with a situation.

The biggest challenge I foresee with 2022 is inertia: our need to go back to old patterns, old habits, old ways of doing things and a rigidity with which we view the world. We will need to force ourselves out of the old perspectives and look at the world with a fresh set of eyes. Become aware of any patterns, habits, relationships, etc. that are keeping you in a state of fear or lack or frustration. Ask yourself, can I eliminate those patterns, habits, relationships from my experience? If not, is there a way you can view them from the perspective of an observer vs. an active participant? Or better yet, what can you learn about yourself as to why you get triggered by these patterns and relationships? What deeper lessons and opportunities for healing can you unravel?

As we ring in the New Year let’s embrace our whole selves: our human and our spirit, together as one. Let’s take advantage of the energy that 2022 will provide and find greater balance in all aspects of our life.

Sending you much love, light and blessings for an incredible 2022!



Thoughts on Covid-19

As we move into the fifth month of facing the coronavirus I wanted to share some thoughts and insights into what I have learned, sensed and witnessed with regards to the pandemic.

  1. Energetic Restriction: It’s not lost on me that the coronavirus originated in China at a time when the country was facing turmoil over the restrictive policies put in place in Hong Kong. Protests were at their peak last winter and China’s need to restrict the freedom of speech and the right to assembly of its citizens was not lost on the rest of the world. Now take a second and think about the symptoms of the coronavirus: restriction of the lungs and chest. And what does a restriction in the lungs and chest equate to? …The inability to speak your truth and express what’s in your heart. I believe the virus was allowed to originate and flourish in this environment because it was an energetic match or resonance to what was going on socially and politically.
  2. Major Exit-Point: Souls are choosing to use this time to exit from their human experience. For those who have been following my previous blogs, I have been talking about the ascension process for a few years. The ascension process is a time of spiritual evolution where we’re moving from a lower to a higher frequency or plane of existence. The earth itself is going through this same transformation. Souls who have decided not to progress or not to be a part of this ascension are choosing this time to leave the planet. Those that will be out of alignment or in energetic dissonance with the new higher frequency energy will no longer be compatible with the earth’s energy.
  3. No More Dark Places to Hide: It is also not that surprising that we had an awakening to the injustices taking place with the Black Lives Matter movement. There are no more dark places for low energy to hide. As we move into the higher frequencies, all of the lower energy actions, feelings and behaviors need to be exposed and eliminated for the spiritual evolution to take place. As we become more light we can no longer find shadows to hide in. More and more injustices and inequalities will be brought to light making real significant and substantial changes happen.
  4. Human Problems require Human Solutions: My spirit team and others who channel have all been saying the same thing: you guys got yourselves into this mess, you have to get yourselves out. There won’t be any miraculous hail mary passes from the Almighty or from angels to save our butts this time. We created an environment which allowed this virus to flourish, so it’s up to us to eliminate it. There are really, easy things to do to stop the spread: stay at home, wear a mask and wash your hands. The fact that these simple solutions are being politicized and divisive is a sign of the old world, the lower frequency, trying to maintain their control. It’s a last ditch effort for power, but it’s failing. If you read between the lines you can see cracks emerge in the veneer of the old world masking behind politics.

Take Heart – We Can and We Will Get Through This

  1. Remove Restrictions: Remember, like attracts like and the coronavirus is all about restriction. If you find areas in your life where you are feeling restricted in any way; job, family, relationships, health, then you are in an energetic match to the virus and thus more prone to contracting the illness. Take this time to be reflective and evaluate any and all areas where you feel you don’t have a voice or you’re not being heard or you aren’t allowed to be your true divine self. What steps can you take to remove those restrictions? Are their letters you can write to heal old wounds? Do you need to rethink certain relationships and create healthy boundaries? Do you need to rethink your job or career due to a toxic, restrictive work environment? Now is the time to make those necessary changes in your life. See this time as an opportunity to create the life, relationships and health that you want for yourself. Plan ahead with a positive outlook and be excited for the future and what’s in store.
  2. Self-Care is #1 Priority: Know your limits. When you start to feel anxious, overwhelmed or fearful, stop what you’re doing, take stock and do something that brings you joy. Many of my clients over the last several months have been suffering severe anxiety and panic attacks. Similar to the coronavirus, panic attacks restrict the airways causing a tightness in the chest and lungs. Reiki sessions have helped to remove the collective energy and their own anxiety from their energetic system. Having them remove restrictions in their life from #1 above has also helped. Listen to your bodies and feel your emotions. Don’t judge yourself or deny your emotions. They’re there for a reason. If you are waking up anxious, go outdoors and allow the sun to hit your face and place your bare feet in the ground. Take a bath, play with a child or pet, watch a funny movie, avoid the news and stay positive. If you are feeling pressured to interact with family and friends who do not take the same precautions you do, I hereby give you permission to tell them, “sorry, I won’t be hanging out with you until this is all over.” This is all about your individual needs and comfort level. Don’t bend to peer pressure.
  3. Don’t Just Survive, Thrive! Find those moments where you feel empowered, whole and connected. I have been loving Zoom which has allowed me to keep in touch with my friends and family. I feel like I’ve been more social during the shelter in place then before! I have been reconnecting with friends from out of state and have been taking more classes online as new opportunities continue to present themselves. My husband and I have made significant long-term, positive changes to our business and I have been utilizing this time to teach more of what I’ve learned and have been inspired to develop new programs and even a new book which I recently started writing. I’m getting more sleep, meditating more, enjoying my time with my husband, my cats, our home and taking long walks. I would encourage you to find areas in your life where you can thrive and take advantage of this slower pace – if you have the luxury to do so.

I hope you have found this useful. Below are two videos with further thoughts plus meditations to help remove the energetic restrictions in your life.

Take care. Be well. Thrive.

Ascension, in a nutshell

For those of you on a spiritual path, which frankly, is all of us whether we know it or not, we’re going through a process of ascension from a lower frequency to a higher one. Let me try to break it down as best as I understand it.

First off, what is ‘Ascension’? 

Some of you might have heard of it called ascension or moving from 3-D to 5-D or even an activation of the Christ consciousness. All are speaking about the same thing, that we are graduating high school and moving towards master-level work, spiritually. I have been writing about this topic for a few years now as it’s been a permeating theme that touches many areas of our lives.

In a nutshell, we are evolving as spiritual beings. We are moving up the evolutionary chain from lower frequency of 3-D or third dimension and raising our frequency to what is called the 5-D or fifth dimension. Let’s pause here and dig into what I mean by frequency. Everything we think, do and feel has a frequency and energy to it. If we were to go to our happiest place on earth, then our frequency would change and vibrate at the high rate of happiness. If we were afraid or feared for our safety, then our vibration or frequency would drop to the level of fear. So by moving down the scale, we’re lowering our frequency to thicker, denser energy that can feel like we’re swimming in molasses. When we move up the scale, we increase our frequency and feel lighter and our hearts are more open to greater levels of compassion and love. (To learn more check out Ask and it is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks) 

Now let’s get back to moving from 3-D to 5-D: The key is this is a two-level jump that is happening very quickly. It started in December 2012 and we’ve seen an exponential amount of growth each year since. This growth period has been like going through a birth canal as I’ve alluded to in the past. It’s been painful, old hurts and wounds are coming to the surface, the energy around us has been more intense coupled with the fact that we are more sensitive to it. It has been an uphill battle for our soul’s journey as we quickly move to clear away stuff that will no longer serve us in the 5-D world.

So I can hear you ask over your screen, “Why is this happening exactly?”.

Our Soul and Earth’s Contract

Us humans-on-earth-thing is an experiment of sorts. It was an experiment to see if dense matter can still achieve and access the higher frequencies and grow as spiritual beings. This experiment had an expiration date that started on December 21, 2012 and some say it will take until the year 2032 to wrap up (see Diana Cooper’s Archangel’s Guide to Ascension).

The Earth herself is evolving into the 5-D and if you remember the Law of Attraction principles, things that are in resonance, or matching frequency will be attracted to each other, while those that are not in a compatible frequency will repel each other. So, if your soul decides to stay at 3-D or you find that 5-D just isn’t for you, your soul will make a graceful exit prior to the final expiration date.

We are witnessing the Earth go through a cleansing of sorts already with the tremendous amounts of natural disasters, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions, etc. Once the Earth fully evolves into her 5-D self she will only allow those souls who are compatible with her energy to reincarnate back here. Those that are no longer compatible will incarnate on another plane of existence or maybe on another planet. Now the key here is to not let fear play a role in this process as it will only lower your energy. Instead, see this as a beautiful butterfly coming out of it’s cocoon, it sheds it’s old shell in order to step into the new.

The other key to remember here is that there is no judgment of who or what stays and what goes. We are all on our own evolutionary path, it’s not right or wrong, it just is. If you were born and are here alive to read this than chances are you signed up for this journey into the 5-D experience. Enjoy it!

What does moving into 5-D look like?

Physical symptoms can occur such as dietary changes like avoiding low energy substances, i.e., dairy, meat, gluten, alcohol, drugs, caffeine, sugar, overly manufactured or processed foods. Other physical symptoms can include headaches, nausea, lower back pain, lethargy, tingling in your head, warmth in your heart, irregular sleep patterns and/or ringing in the ears. Some people also report high anxiety to the point of debilitating panic attacks. If this is happening to you than know that deep multi-level soul healing is taking place. We have to heal the old, lower frequency energy before we can step into the new. Out with the old, in with the new.

And since we can’t take it with us, things like old traumas, dramas, issues tied to our past, including all our past lives and karma will need to be healed and release prior to the 5-D integration. Fears connected to the lower chakras such as safety, security will become a thing of the past. But we still have to go through the process of healing the traumas so that we can fully appreciate the lessons and incorporate them into a more enlightened state of being. So pull up your big  girl or boy pants because there is still some heavy lifting to do!

A deeper connection to self, the Earth, the Divine and all living creatures will root itself into the very fiber of our being. We will have more empathy and compassion towards all living things and we’ll gain a greater sense of connectedness to all that surrounds us. The illusion of being separate will fall away and we’ll see that we’re all the connected to each other and to the Source of all that is.

All of us will fully come into our psychic gifts whether that be clairvoyance, clairaudio, clairsentience, claircognizance or a combination of all four. We will be able to see, sense and feel beyond what we ever have before. Language will have new meaning as we will be able to communicate more on a telepathic level than on a physical level. You might even be able to talk to animals! How cool would that be? Some of you might have already experienced a massive awakening of your third eye chakra in the last few years. Think back on how your life was prior to December 2012 and look at it now. Pretty significant shifts, correct? So our time moving forward into 2032 will have greater, exponential rates of change.

We will start to notice more serendipitous moments. Things will just magically come into our lives to help us on our path. We will meet people and be provided with opportunities to fulfill our soul’s purpose. We will be able to manifest almost instantly. We will think or feel something and it will appear a few moments later. We will step into and become the full creator of our experience.

We will be drawn to more spiritual topics and feel the need to connect with nature, ascended masters, angels and the divine. You will start to meditate more deeply and more often than you have before. You will find it easier to connect to the higher planes and will start to receive direct guidance, information and messages from your spirit team. This is an exciting time of awakening and knowing.

Your ego will become healed and will have less of that fear-grip on you that it’s had in the past. The ego is important and we thank it for it’s help in keeping us safe. But it too will need to evolve into the 5-D in order for it to be compatible.

You will also discover that there are certain people and/or environments that are no longer compatible with you. As you grow and ascend, you will be attracted to others that are vibrating on the same level. Those that wish to stay where they’re at might drift out of your life. Be prepared to say hello to new and exciting friends and goodbye to those who are no longer serving your highest good.

New tools to help us with this transition

As we move into this new reality we’re being given new tools to help us ascend easier and more gracefully.

Sound healing whether through Tibetan bowls, chanting, toning, music, light language or some other method has seen a resurgence in recent years. Sound cuts through our ego and gets right down to the core of who we are. Sound frequencies can help us stay at peace and act as a bridge to help us connect to higher frequencies of our divine selves. So if you are drawn to sound healing modalities keep with it! It will open up new avenues for you to explore.

Infinite Heart is a new modality that came to me recently over the last few years. It’s a combination of light language and Christ consciousness heart awakening. It uses sound and light frequencies to activate our dormant DNA, access greater capacities for love and compassion and allows us to realign and reconnect with our higher divine selves or soul.

The new age or transpersonal chakra system is being fully awakened and activated. We have higher vibrating chakras that are coming online so-to-speak that will help us attain and maintain these higher frequencies that we’re stepping into. They help us connect more deeply with Mother Earth, reconnect our power with that of the Divine, access our higher knowledge from past lifetimes and open up to the infinite knowledge and wisdom of the universe.

Each one of us will be guided on what is best for us. If you feel drawn to take a class, read a book or sit and meditate, please honor those feelings. This is a time to be introspective as we become more and more aware of the world around us and our role in it.

Take care of yourself. Love yourself. Be there for yourself and embrace the amazing, beautiful being that you are and have always been.

Sending you much love and light,



Congratulations! You’re an Empath! Now what??

Congratulations! So you were just told you’re an empath, a sensitive or clairsentient. Wahoo! Now, what the heck does that mean?

We are all born with psychic gifts. Some of us see things more clearly often called ‘clairvoyance’, some of us just know things without knowing exactly how we know them, ‘claircognizance’ and some of us hear things whether audibly or in our mind’s ear, ‘clairaudio’. And some of us feel things around us, this is clairsentience or being an empath.

I wrote about this in an earlier blog, Getting Out From Under the World, and thought I’d add some additional updates, tips and information that might aid in the newly discovered empath.

First, here’s how you know you’re an empath:

  1. You feel energy and emotions around you. You could walk into a building or room and know that you have to walk right back out. You might not know why, you just know that something ‘doesn’t feel right’.
  2. You change moods on a dime. You could be fine one minute, then super angry, sad or anxious the next with no rational explanation. That’s usually because you are absorbing the energy in the space or the people that you’re around. Notice who you’ve been interacting with that day and see if you start to mimic their emotions.
  3. You feel drained. Uncharacteristically tired. Like all you want to do is shut out the world and curl up in bed. Almost as if the world is just ‘too much’ right now.
  4. You’ve been told, ‘you’re too sensitive‘ your entire life. From being overly emotional at commercials to not being tough enough when stuff gets real. You’ve heard it time and time again and usually not in a positive light.
  5. Tummy troubles. When you’re an empath you also absorb the energy from the food and drinks that you ingest. That’s why most empaths avoid things like meat, dairy and other foods that carry lower energy. If you’re unsure of what’s making your tummy rumble, visit a naturopath and ask to have a food sensitivity test done.
  6. Crowds give you the willies. Do you avoid crowds like the plague? Concerts, movie theaters, shows, plays, etc. can leave you feeling out of sorts as you are constantly absorbing the energy of the masses around you.
  7. You’re drawn to the healing arts. Are you a healer, massage therapist, hair stylist, medical professional or feel drawn towards helping others in some capacity? Most empaths feel compelled to help others given their gigantic hearts. They’re also the shoulders that get cried on the most.

Sound familiar? Welcome to the club! You may not experience all of the above but if you have experienced half or more than chances are, you’re an empath!

OK, so now what?

Well, you have a few options. First option: you can crawl up in a ball and never leave your house. If that doesn’t sound appealing then I would recommend the secondary option which revolves around regular protection and clearing practices as well as beefing up your light source and stepping into your empowered self.

Protection rituals are important when you’re an empath as they create shields or barriers so that you’re not constantly absorbing the energy that surrounds you. Clearing on a regular basis ensures that you don’t get ‘too filled up’ with other people’s junk.

  • White light bubble. As you wake up in the morning, before you put your first foot on the ground imagine a beautiful white bubble completely surrounding you. This white bubble can take on different colors if you wish and different shapes. I like to think of it like I’m in a little egg. Nothing can penetrate it’s layers but love and light. State this intention when you wake up; “I now surround myself with a white light of protection. Nothing but light and love may penetrate it. It will surround me throughout my day today”. If you can’t visualize that’s fine, just intend for it to be there and it will be!
  • MichaelArchangel Michael. Get to know this dude. He’s awesome. He’s here to help guide and protect us but he won’t intervene unless we ask for his help. So anytime you’re in those uncomfortable circumstances where you feel not-so-fun energy, call on Archangel Michael to be by your side to shield and protect you. It can be as simple as saying to yourself “Archangel Michael, please protect and shield me right now”. Easy peasy.
  • Sage smoke. Yep, it’s burning sage. Yep, it’s New Agey. Yep, it works! Get a white or regular sage smudge stick at a health food store or a New Age shop and burn it carefully in your work and home. I typically have something underneath it to catch the ash. Remember, most buildings have sprinklers so don’t overdo it with the smoke! Hold your arms out and sage yourself, top to bottom, bottom to top, under your arms, under your feet, you name it. Wash it all away with sage. Set the intention of clearing away the energy that is no longer needed and replacing it with light and love. And the jury is still out on sage sprays. I’m not sure they’re as effective as the smoke itself. You can try both and see which one you’d prefer.
  • Sea salt baths. There’s just something about sea salt that removes other people’s energy from your own. It’s a great tool, easy and relaxing. I would recommend you do this weekly, 1/2 cup to a full cup.
  • Black Tourmaline crystal. Get a nice chunky piece of this guy and place him in your pocket. It absorbs negative energy around you so that you don’t! Don’t forget to cleanse it before your first use with sage or moonlight or you can bury it in the dirt over night. Do this at least every month as they get full too!
  • Give yourself a dry bath. As empaths, your hands act like sponges. You absorb and dry_bathpull in energy through your palms and over time that can travel up your arms and sit up on your shoulders and neck. Sound familiar? Sometimes shoulder/neck pain isn’t just from typing on the computer all day! This technique is taught in traditional Reiki classes. It can be used by anyone at any time, especially after shaking someone’s hand or being in contact with folks who may be a drain on your energy. Take your right hand and sweep down your left arm starting at your left shoulder then sweeping down to your left fingertips. You can blow out air once you hit your left fingertips as a way of blowing out the energy that you’ve collected. Do the same with your other arm, left arm to clear the right arm starting from the shoulder and sweeping down the right arm to the fingertips with a breath. Have the intention of clearing out energy that is not yours while doing the motion.
  • Cord cutting is something that is a bit more advanced. You can try it on yourself but you may need a healing practitioner to aid you with this. We can have cords attached to us from people, places, events, traumas and dramas in our life. Sometimes the cords can be healthy, positive bonds, sometimes, not so much. For the unhealthy ones (don’t worry if you aren’t sure which is which, we can never cut cords of love) we can ask Archangel Michael to use his sword to cut them, we can also try cutting them ourselves. Take your right hand and move from the top left shoulder diagonally through your body to your right hip. Do the same with the opposite hand, move diagonally from the shoulder to the opposite hip. Have the intention of cutting any cord(s) that no longer serve your highest good. The reason why you might need help with his is to 1) help you understand why the cord formed in the first place 2) how to prevent it from re-attaching.
  • Grounding is key. Are you familiar with grounding electrical wires? When there’s a ‘hot’ circuit you need to ground it for the current to flow properly. Guess what, we are wired in a similar way, like an electrical current! Sometimes we get too ‘hot’ and need to ground our energy down into the earth. This is especially key for those that get lost in the clouds and can’t determine which is their energy vs. someone else’s. It’s a good practice to do on a weekly basis if not daily. I’ve created a guided meditation video to help with this.

And finally, once you become a bit more aware, stable and in control, it’s time to learn about the ‘gift’ part of your gift. In this Message for Empaths video you’ll learn how to express the love that you have outwardly vs. being a sponge for everything around you. You were not meant to be the world’s punching bag, you were meant to shine your beautiful big heart out into the world.

I hope this helps! I’ll be teaching Empath Classes soon if you’d like to learn more and practice in a group setting. Check out my website for details.

As always, I send you light, love and many blessings!


Be Your Own Guru

There comes a point in everyone’s spiritual path where we need to look to own inner guru for answers. We all seek guidance external from ourselves from time to time, from experts in a particular field or friends that we know and trust. Ultimately, when it’s all said and done, the only one who can truly answer your questions is you. Why is that? Because only you know your truth.

Think back on a time when you received advice from an ‘expert’ be it a medical doctor or a therapist or a spiritual adviser or a friend. Did you feel that they weren’t quite hitting the mark? That maybe they were missing something because deep down you knew the answer lied in a different direction? And when you did receive the advice that was right for you did you feel as if bells went off within you signaling that yes, this is right for you? That’s because you’ve always known what path you’ve needed to take. Only you know what feels right, what resonates with you and what doesn’t.

Frequently I have clients that come in for a Reiki session or an Angel Card Reading and ask for guidance on career, health, relationships or other significant areas of their life. They look to me or to Reiki or Angels to answer all of their questions. Guess what, we can’t. Only you can do that. We can highlight areas to explore, point in a particular direction, give you some breadcrumbs to follow but ultimately, the answers you seek always lie within. I know, frustrating, isn’t it?

But think about it this way, you have your own, walking, talking guru built right inside you. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to get other people’s input because deep down you know what feels right for you. In almost every Angel Card reading I do the cards point the client towards doing inner work, meditation, spending time in nature, quieting the mind so that the soul can flourish allowing clarity to come. This can be challenging for the client to hear because they want someone else to tell them what to do. Where’s the fun in that? Think about your free will, would God, Angels, etc. respect your free will if they were to constantly give you all the answers you seek? Where’s the joy in learning your path, discovering your own truth, falling and picking yourself back up again?

So how do we listen to our inner guru?

This does require some practice. First get to know what feels right for you and what doesn’t. Certain people, places, environments, foods, etc. – learn what feels right for your soul, what makes you happy and what makes you want to run and hide. Start to get in touch with your inner guidance. If it’s something that doesn’t resonate with you it can feel like a gut-punch, anxiety or a need to escape. If it feels right then you’ll be at peace and never want to leave. It’s also important to distinguish between your own anxieties and those of others. See my Getting Out From Under The World and Feeling Anxious Lately? articles for details.

Secondly, meditate on your third eye chakra.  The third eye chakra houses our ability to see things clearly and is located above and between our eyebrows. This is also where our psychic senses can become unlocked, i.e., clairvoyance, clairaudio, claircognizance, clairsentience. This eye sees the truth in all things and contrary to art depictions, this eye doesn’t look out into the world, it actually faces us and looks within. Because in truth, all the answers we seek lie within. Meditate on an eye shape a few inches away from you in front of your forehead area and slowly envision this eye opening up to show a beautiful cobalt blue iris looking back at you. You’ll be amazed at the clarity that follows.

Sending you many blessings, light and love,


Feeling Anxious Lately?

Have you been feeling a bit ‘on-edge’ lately? Unable to sleep or focus? Are you finding that your internal plumbing ain’t working quite right? How about a sudden ringing in the ears? Or how about this one; the need to jump out of your skin and take off? If you experienced one or more of these you are not alone!

Many of my clients have been reporting high anxiety to the point of panic attacks since, guess, …… go on, I’ll wait ….. yes, you got it, late January of this year. Hmm….I wonder what happened around that time? Oh yes, the inauguration! Regardless of your politics or who you voted for we’re all experiencing a communal panic attack of sorts. There are feelings of fear, uncertainty and loss. You might not have these emotions yourself but I bet you’re feeling the collective emotional soup of everyone else.

See Empaths: Getting Out from Under The World

In addition to the significant change in our political world, there is a spiritual evolution also taking place at the same time. Some would argue that one spurred on the other. This spiritual evolution or ‘ascension’ as it is more commonly known, is a step forward for human kind. I know it doesn’t feel like we’re evolving, but trust me, we are. This ascension is an awakening of our higher selves, our spirituality, our connection to Source, God, etc. We are shedding our old snakeskin and are going through a re-birthing process where we become more awake, alive and connected to who we truly are. Think of it as if we’re waking up from the Matrix. We’re becoming unplugged from our routines and starting to see life and each other from a higher perspective.

You might begin to experience deep feelings of compassion. You might feel your heart ache when you witness tragedy or warm when you feel overwhelming love. You might have one or more of your psychic ‘clairs’ open up: clairaudience, clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience. You might feel compelled to take action when you weren’t the type to do so before. You see yourself gravitating towards a healthier lifestyle, cutting out certain foods, drinks, people, environments, etc. because they’re just ‘too much’ for you to handle right now. That’s a good thing. You are listening to what your body and spirit need and are making the necessary adjustments.

So why is this this happening now?

Without getting too metaphysical, know that this has been planned for eons. This time, this critical time in our history has been in the works for thousands of years. We’ve been experimenting, seeing what it’s like to live on this beautiful blue planet we call home. We’ve had to lower our vibration in order to exist on this physical plane. We’ve had to ‘descend’ so that we can inhabit our physical bodies. Now the school bell has rung and it’s time to graduate into the next level.

What can I do about it?

Being aware that it’s taking place is a good first step. Knowing that you’re not going crazy, you’re not alone and that this is for your highest and greatest good is a great place to start. Secondly, be gentle with yourself. Know that you are hypersensitive right now so create safe places, boundaries, learn to say no and learn when you need to take breaks and be alone with your thoughts.

If you haven’t already, try some of the steps listed in my previous article on opening up your spirituality. Try to really get in touch with who you are. What makes you tick? Where do your passions lie? What does your soul yearn for? Follow that yearning, even if it’s just baby steps and the universe will match you. Have you been inspired to teach, paint, create, write, sing, dance, shout,  run, hike, get back into nature? As Nike says, just do it. Throw caution to the wind, follow your heart and you will never be led astray.

What comes next?

That’s up to all of us. The more we embrace our new higher divine selves the more we evolve as a whole. But it does take every one of us to make that effort. We need to love ourselves and each other deeply. We need to love the planet and all the living things on it. We need to have compassion radiating out of all our pores. We need to step out of our old ways of judgement, anger and fear and step into a new way of seeing the world through eyes of light and love. We’re opening up to new learning, new insight, new awareness beyond what we’ve been able to experience in the past. This is an exciting time, a period of great adjustment that requires more than a handful of patience and a healthy dose of awareness.

Sending you my light and love,


Finding a Bigger Purpose

Dear Lightworkers, Therapists, Life Coaches, Healing Practitioners and all Lightseekers:

It is time to take our clients to the next step in their development. During a recent meditation it became clear that in order to shed ego, in order for our internal lights to ignite, we need to find something bigger than ourselves to devote our energy. And this evolution must take place and quickly. We are at a pivotal point in our spiritual growth and we need as many lights turned on as possible.


Shifting the Focus

Most of our clients come to us for specific issues that are preventing them from being whole. Whether from an illness or a loss or other tragic event, they seek answers, peace and healing. We have spent valuable time and energy helping them achieve these goals. Now we need to shift our attention and theirs to something bigger, their life purpose. In many occasions their struggles become their own springboards into their divine destiny. For instance, I became a Reiki Master after my mother died of uterine cancer. I took that tragedy and grief and fueled that energy into helping others. And now I am fulfilling my life purpose, helping others heal and witnessing miracles nearly every day.

Getting Through the Tunnel

Find that key theme in their life, that main struggle that keeps reoccurring, that will be a clue into their divine purpose. A phrase I like to use in my practice is, ‘Get through your tunnel then help others through theirs’. For instance, a life-long struggle with addiction can transform a soul into a addiction therapist or counselor helping others through their struggle.  Or a long-term illness can transform that person into a healer themselves, helping others through their battles. I ask my clients and students frequently, why do you think this event, illness, tragedy happened to you? What were the life lessons to come of it? How do you feel about it now and can you show others how you got through it? They light up when I suggest they can help others. They need to be shown that they can make a difference in other’s lives, in the environment, in whatever it is they are passionate about. They need to be encouraged, supported and loved. We can do this.

Follow Your Bliss

Over the years I’ve seen a shift as my clients struggle with their identity. On the surface they are holding down good jobs, raising families, in happy relationships but on a deeper level they feel, intuitively, that there is something missing. They know there is something more that they need to be doing with their lives. They feel they are not in complete alignment with their divine purpose. But, they fear change. Fear that they will be thought of or seen differently. Fear that they will not succeed or they are not capable of being the powerful being that they know deep inside they are. This is where we come in. We need to hold the space and allow them to dream and explore and feel safe talking about their divine life purpose. It can start with a simple conversation about what do they love, what they are excited about. You might hear answers like yoga, flowers, my children, the environment, teaching, learning, etc. Talk through that, what does that look like? How can they take it from a dream to a reality?

It Starts in Steps

So many folks get discouraged when they realize that what they aspire to can take a lot more time, effort and money then they currently have available. Start small. Make lists. Prioritize the steps. Have a realistic time frame. For instance, if they are a software engineer but feel called to teach young adults, suggest volunteering at a local high school. Or have them get in touch with the guidance counselor and have an informal conversation about what that might look like. And they don’t have to quit their day job or take time away from their kids, they can be creative, there’s always an hour here or there a week that they can find to set aside for their life purpose. One of the miracles of life is that when we take action towards our life purpose the Universe rises up to meet us and matches that effort. Steps that on the surface may seem insurmountable are achieved in far less time with far less effort than previously thought.

When We Shed the Ego We Become Light

In taking time and energy to focus on their life purpose they can get out of their own head prisons and put forth efforts to better humanity, the environment, the world and the universe at large. When this happens their connection to Source, God, the Universe, their Divine Selves ignites and becomes a stronger, clearer channel. The more deeply connected they are to the Divine, the more they bring that energy here to this plain of existence on Earth.

I encourage you to think of this shift when working with your clients in helping them find their Divine Life’s Purpose. I feel an incredible amount of loving, supportive energy that is ready to embrace all of us on our paths. May you continue to do the loving work that you do and share your own lights with the Universe.

Thank you for all that you do.

I send you my light and love,


Top 10 Quick Start Spiritual Guide

OK – so you want to become more spiritual but, how do you start? There’s a plethora of books, movies, classes, lecturers, conferences, tools, techniques on a slew of topics, so much so that it can leave you feeling dizzy.  I’ve culled together my top 10 favorite go-tos, ones that I’ve used myself numerous times and ones that I often refer my clients to. I’ve chosen these based on their ease of use and accessibility – meaning, they’re quick and easy to understand without getting into the super esoteric topics that often leave the seeker more confused then when they started. I would love to hear what you have to say. Please leave your comments and share any other tools that you would add to this list. And now, here’s my top 10, in no particular order:


The Secret: This is a great introduction to the Law of Attraction concepts. It’s easy to follow, a quick watch and told by charismatic leaders from a number of different backgrounds. You can also read the book too if you want more in-depth learning.


51v08qrxs6l-_sy300_What the Bleep Do We Know: Another fascinating movie that talks about how we can create our own reality,  how we can become creators of the lives and experiences we want to lead.  Again, quick watch by a mix of spiritual teachers, famous scientists and doctors.


deluxeYou Can Heal Your Life: This movie is based on a best-seller book by Louise Hay, one of the pioneers of self-help and the founder of Hay House Publications (Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Doreen Virtue’s publisher). It talks in simple terms on how you can heal from anything through self-love. It shows you practical tools like affirmations to help you start your journey of self-discovery and self-love.


chakra-clearing-audio-download500hChakra Clearing: This book by Doreen Virtue is a quick, easy read that gives you a basic introduction to Chakras, the body’s energetic systems and how they affect or respond to our overall well-being. The best part of this book is the guided meditations that come with purchase – there’s a morning and an evening Chakra clearing meditation that are absolutely amazing and effective.  It helps to unlock your intuition, cut chords from things that are no longer of use and start to step into your true divine self.


burning-sageSaging: This is a Native American tradition of cleansing. You can purchase a smudge stick (usually made of white sage) from a health food store or a local metaphysical book store. Simply light the sage and let the smoke clear you, your home, work space of any negativity or low frequency energy. As the smoke emanates through your space set the intention of clearing the space of negativity and filling it with light and love. (Setting the intention = literally thinking it or saying it out loud, it’s not more complicated than that.) Make sure you have something underneath it to catch the ash so you don’t leave a trail to clean up afterwards! And be mindful of indoor sprinkler systems – you don’t want to set those off unintentionally!


Meditation: OK, I know, I know, it’s hard! That hamster in the wheel never lets up. Well, try guided meditations first. Listening to someone’s voice will help you focus your mind and keep it from wandering. There’s a slew of great ones out there, Doreen Virtue’s chakra clearing meditation, mentioned above, is fantastic. I’ve put together a few on my YouTube channel, the grounding meditation is the one I send to my clients the most.  Meditation is the quickest, if maybe not the easiest, way to reach into your own spirituality. It’s a chance for the ego to take a vacation so you can listen to who you really are at the soul-level and connect to the Divine. For all the answers we seek lie within, we just need to quiet ourselves down to listen.


childs_poseYoga: Oh how I love yoga. This is a great way to get your body moving and start connecting your breath with your movements and it’s a great way to honor your body and give it some love. Now, don’t go crazy here. Start slow, don’t push yourself. This isn’t a practice in who can stretch the furthest or who has the most strength, this is all about quieting the mind and allowing your breath and your body to move in harmony. Think of it as a form of moving meditation. Another chance to get the ego to quiet down and to get in touch with how you’re feeling. Then the Shavasana or meditation at the end of the session (which is really the goal of the whole thing) is a lot easier and recharges your battery for the rest of the day. If you have a membership to a local gym, check their classes, they probably already offer one for free. If not, check your local listings and look at the reviews. Start with basic flows vs. classes that focus on strength or endurance.


hhulive-vegas2017-hhbanners-350x500_1Hay House Conferences: Hay House Publication puts on great conferences made up of their authors on a variety of self-help topics. This is a great way to get an intro into many different topics that you maybe unaware of. Things like past life regression, self-love, spiritual connection, mediumship and more. I’ve done the I Can Do It conferences a few times, the Writer’s Workshop and the Certified Angel Card Reading Course. I’ve loved them all. There were a few presenters that didn’t resonate with me but the vast majority did. Like with anything, take with you what resonates and leave the rest behind.


dscn1477Find Your Connection with God: Whatever your religious beliefs or upbringing, it is essential that you develop a healthy relationship with God, Source, the Divine, the Creator, whatever you want to call it that feels right to you.  Know that you are part of something bigger, that you’re part of a larger plan and that you’re here for a reason. Know that your soul is eternal and goes from lifetime to lifetime learning lessons, helping to heal, striving to become whole. God is your co-pilot through this journey. Whenever you need guidance, assistance ask God or Jesus or Buddha or Angels or other Ascended Masters for help and look for signs that your prayers have been answered. The Divine always respects our free will so intervention will not occur unless we ask. Prayers are a great way to start building that relationship with the Divine.

And last but not least, I would encourage you to pick up a copy of my book: scanned_final_sm
Why Are You Sick? Practical Tools For Wellness I know, I know, this looks like a shameful plug, but I assure you, it’s not. In this book I’ve put together everything I’ve learned on my spiritual path to my own self-awareness as well as insights from my Reiki students and clients. I tried to write it with the intention that anyone can pick it up and read it regardless of what existing spiritual background they have. I wanted to write something that would inspire, provide clarity and practical steps that will leave the reader with a greater sense of self and wholeness.


So there you have it. My Top 10 Picks for a Hearty Spiritual Recipe. From these I hope you’ll be introduced to new topics that you’ll want to explore. Follow your heart. If something doesn’t feel right or doesn’t inspire you than leave it there and pick up something else or try it again later. Don’t force it. You’ll know when you’re on the right path because you’ll feel lighter, happier and inspired.

I’ll leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from two women that inspire me a great deal:


Many blessings to you on your journey!


Reiki at the Polls

This week is a perfect opportunity to utilize your Reiki skills as you head off to vote this Tuesday. Remember, Reiki isn’t just about healing, it provides clarity, peace and understanding. So here are some quick tips to help you get through the week:

Before you go to the polls:

  • Reiki II practitioners, use the distance symbol to send to the polling location ahead of time. Add the mental/emotional symbol and set the intention that you will have a clear head and that you will vote in a way to further encourage the light of the world to shine.
  • Reiki I practitioners, you can set the same intentions and turn your Reiki hands on asking that Reiki be released to you when you get to the polls.
  • Everyone should use their visualization skills to envision who they’d like to see win and how they’d like to see the country evolve. Remember, if you feel like it’s already happening, i.e., your candidate being sworn in, then the Law of Attraction will bring that experience to you!

At the polls:

  • Envision a white light bubble completely surrounding you, and ask that it protect, shield and guide you during the process.
  • Ground your energy. Make sure you are connected to this earthly plain so you can help make sound earthly decisions. Imagine you have tree roots coming out the bottoms of your feet, securely anchoring you to the earth.
  • Reiki II practitioners, use the power symbol and the mental/emotional symbol over your ballot and your ballot booth. Not only will it help with your voting, but it will leave the booth you’re in filled with the same, powerful Reiki energy!

After the polls:

  • Picture a beautiful white light completely encompassing the United States. You can even print out a picture of the country or a something that symbolizes the United States and send Reiki to it using all three Reiki symbols and the Master symbols if you are attuned to them. I like to print out pictures, draw all my Reiki symbols on the image, turn on my Reiki hands than sit with the picture in between my hands.
  • If you have a crystal grid, add the United States and whatever outcome you desire into it and charge it with Reiki to give it an extra boost.

This is a very powerful and important time in our history. I pray that Reiki guides us and that we may all be filled with light, love and peace.

Many Blessings to you!


Do online Reiki Attunements Work?



I wanted to share some thoughts I’ve had after being asked about receiving Reiki attunements online. A bit of background, there is a growing number of Reiki schools that have 100% online courses, including the attunement process where you receive the gift of Reiki. Traditionally this is given in person so I’ve been asked my opinion of this quite a bit lately. While I have not experienced the online attunements personally, I have heard that they work from a number of people I trust. The attunement process is a sacred process that happens between a Reiki Master and a Reiki student. The Master has the intention of passing along the gift of Reiki to the student and the student has the intention of receiving. The act itself is secondary to this. So by that theory, if the intention is there I think it is possible to receive the attunement online. Now, the tricky part. Attunements in and of themselves without the context of a class structure and a teacher to answer questions and provide a supportive environment are a dis-service to Reiki. I can not tell you how many students have taken my classes after they received an attunement only and didn’t know a thing about what Reiki was or how to use it. This I find to be inexcusable. When we are given the gift of Reiki and become Reiki Masters we become stewards of this beautiful, powerful gift. We do a great dis-service to Reiki by not sharing it’s history, it’s many facets and the techniques that have been proven successful time and time again.

So whether it’s in person or online, use your judgement and intuition. After taking a Reiki I class you should know 1) What Reiki is well enough to explain it to others 2) How to give a Reiki treatment to yourself and others 3) Where Reiki came from, it’s history and it’s legacy and 4) How it is different from other healing modalities. And you should be able to connect with a Reiki Master Teacher to continue to receive support and mentor-ship long after the class period is over. I hope this helps, please share with others if you agree. Blessings to you all!