Posted in Vibrations, Vision, Yes

Yes To Darkness Yields Light

Namaste Shining Stars!
I greet you in the light and the dark at this darkest time of year all aglow with twinkling Christmas …The darkness can provide a perfect backdrop for the light; a place where dreams can take root and grow. It can be the needed space of gestation or restoration. A place we can easily say yes to.

The painful darkness of our shadows is fearful space where we may hurt ourselves and others. It is a place we resist even though we know what we resist, persists.

Saying yes to pain can be a useful way to move through it. Key word, MOVE! Have you ever known someone(s) addicted to pain? We are addictive by nature and negativity has a particularly enticing vibration that hooks individuals, families, communities, nations. Energy work is a key way to release negativity from our bodies, minds, Spirits and we also can use our consciousness to see the story we are living in.Ultimately it is our choice, moment by moment, day by day, year by year, and lifetime by lifetimes, just who and what we say YES to! Who and what is that for you?

Of course, everything we say yes to naturally means we are saying no to other things. This season is an invitation to the deep hope, peace, Love & Joy found in the Advent flames yet it is also a time easy to overcommit and feel depleted rather than inspired. The tender heartedness of this time of year often brings sadness rather than joy, darkness rather than light. When we sit still long enough to soothe our longing hearts with tenderness, there are gifts in both the dark and the light waiting for us. What darkness can you yield? What light?

Here is my December vlog that speaks perfectly imperfectly to my darkness and light in changing homes this season. It speaks to divine order and the ultimate Light Of Love that lives in all of us … as us!

Ya, it’s a loooooooooooong one with a few pictures thrown in. Still in a spin yet inviting all to come on in with a darkness yeeesss of the Solstice:Our Leaping Literacy Free Shelf is a zealous yippee of Letters Y & Z as we end the re-run year for humanity:

With 2019 around the corner, I am in a deep dive of discernment for both the live and online offerings. I am using the flashlight of my heart to decipher fear from Love in the darkness allowing me to show up happy and free living life vibrantly!

Whatever is a-swirl for you in this season’s dark and light, I wish you all the best in knowing you are blessed, living your story with a zealous YES! Namaste, Love.

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Posted in Acceptance, Awareness, Blessings, devotion, Divinity, expansion, expression, Thanks Living, Yes

Expansive Gratitude

Namaste Expressive, Expansive Spirit Givers!

I greet you with the belated posts planned for last Thursday’s Thanks Living Thanksgiving, and then yesterday’s Giving Tuesday … ah, deep sigh of shifting commitments and continued life overwhelm. Thursday was a good family day and yesterday spent unexpectedly at the hospital with my dad. My dedication to being here each Tuesday until yearend morphed into Wednesdays and then last week, not at all. Such evidence of my struggle for balance. I continue to give and over-give in the endless cycle of never being enough. Our Black Friday society continuously blares the message (buy) more, more, MORE! All the deets of our lives aside, Spirit always beckons us to go within. Spotlight on self examination.

Look Within!

And so it goes, that wherever we are, there we are. After 8 and a half years, I am in a new home finding some forgotten fragments of self, I am not that fond of. Much of this is directly related to Jeremiah being away and my new life beginning as his does. He was in our new home for 2 nites before I drove him back and stayed over to see and hear him play the Rose Bowl. He is in the UCLA ‘solid gold sound’ of the band and happy. My YES for him has me reshaping my own views of my new co-creations here and on the horizon. And re-learning my tools of Thanks Living and choosing happiness.

This world teaches us that our existence is defined by the outer circumstances of our lives. Spirit allows us to know a different truth … one that is based on seeing, feeling, knowing, being the divine thread woven into every aspect of who we be and what all of Creation is. We certainly look to others for meaning and inspiration, even explanation. Yet in the end, all answers are within.

Recipe For Life!

I have been reminded of one of the elder teachers I have known and wrote a song about on our Trust What You Hear CD. The chorus of the song, Still Walking, says:
Love the Creator & the Whole Creation,
Give of yourself wherever you’re set down
Put your heart & hands into loving service
and always know you’re walking holy ground

When we align with Love and service, the reverence of walking holy ground often follows and guides our way. Yet! As so many of us over-givers know, Love and service can be depleting and lead into overwhelm, burnout, ill health of body, mind, Spirit. Again, self examination and correction of our energies is the crucial factor in keeping ourselves balanced, healthy, holy.

Care Giving!

Giving Tuesday is indeed a nice balance point for Black Friday & Cyber Monday as we pay attention to where we flow our money ~ for who & what … when and where. Perhaps the biggest invitation is to the examination of how we care ~ for who & what … when and where. As I was re-committing to a long list of work projects yesterday, my dad called to say he had just gotten up from a long night (and morning) on the floor. He sounded alert and ‘with it’ saying he had gotten himself into bed so I grabbed a shower before heading over. In shifting all priorities, the shower seemed reasonable and he was sleeping like a baby when I got there. The disarray of the house and his body took us to the hospital where tests showed his CHF was out of control. They are keeping him for a few days to ‘dry out’. As the hours rolled by at the hospital, I marveled at the nurses and doctors who so lovingly give their hearts and hands to service. And I fused waves of inspiration & motivation, with frustration and dedication returning ~ over and again ~ to the holy ground I am walking.

Choosing Expansion!

My new home is all about expansion for myself and for Creative Spirit Families ~ both the Online Library and the local community. This big place is definitely feeling full of promise and potentiality and in turn, sometimes overwhelming and lonely. I have been feeling another elder so strongly ~ Faith Petric! Like her Victorian in SF, this will be a music house full of singing.

The mixed intuition I had all along was pointing to more old dirt than I wished to care for ~ yes, my own but mostly having to clean as I go … some of it grimy yuck I cannot and will not live with. And! I was getting increasingly a bit phobic about dirt so this place is allowing some lower standards 🙂 I am choosing to expand in all kinds of ways, some of which is not inherent in the square footage! I will be bringing videos to life in the near future and the house will be open for Solstice!

Thanks Living = Holy (Wholly!) Living!

The darkness ~ like all of life ~ is an ever present, omnipresent invitation to the Light. The Light invites us to be bright! Shining through the shadows is what grows our souls. And so it goes that with deep self examination and divination, we can align with the shine of our divine design. For me, that brings me back, time after time, to the Leaping Literacy Library! Creative Spirit Families mission is to support traditional, creative, and spiritual family literacy. The dreams I have for expansion have not gone away yet rather patiently wait for my scattered attention. I am choosing to focus and allow grace to guide and assist me in this labor of Love ~ especially through all the labor pains!

For us to live holy ~ and wholly ~ we must remain mindful, grateful, willing … and thereby able to be response able (responsible!) to live our highest callings! Just say YES!!


And so dear ones, when and if you are reading these words, I wish you ease and grace in knowing yourself, giving yourself care and knowing the holiness in all of it. We are infinitely blessed by this gift of life. We give our best, when we gratefully express our YES, whatever that is for you in any given moment. And so we grow in the light! Blessed be! Namaste, Love.

Posted in Hope, Humanity, Uncategorized, Vibrations, Wisdom

Wounded Explorations


Namaste Wondrous Exploration of Humanity!

I greet you with the hope of restoration and well being … with the AHmazing resilience that is the human Spirit that lives, and moves and breathes through each of us and all of us. The above picture is from today’s daily Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families. It reads:

StarPlay:
Play doctor today! Tend to any and all wounds you feel in your body, mind, Spirit by identifying them … with bandaids! Put bandaids on yourself or your teddy bear or a piece of paper with a picture that represents you. Tend to your wounds by seeing that they are there, putting a bandaid on them, put a smiley face on the bandaid, and zap all the spots with all the Love & light you can to bring wellness! You can also do this for the wounds of loved ones you know or for those hurting in this world you’ve never met. Zap out lots of loving healing and wellness!

StarPray:
Play Thank You Mother/Father Creator for the wonder of restorative wellness & healing happening now in my body, mind, and Spirit. I align with the divine shine of my design to allow Your light of Love to heal any wound within me and restore wellness and wellbeing. I send this healing light out to all beings now. I pray that everywhere there is pain and wounding of any kind, Your Love is there in restorative wonderment! We are all truly well with Your Love!

This message speaks to where I am today … torn up body and rattled Spirit from my move into the new home. Despite my previous work, it turned into a bit of chaotic ninja packing at the end facilitated by some wonderful helping angels with skin on! Thank you all! I am indeed infinitely blessed. And! It will be a long Christmas season of opening boxes and bags in surprise of some of what was last minute packed.

Truth is, this expanded move has so far to be so much more ~ and somewhat different ~ than what I’d expected. Yet! As all of life does, it is perfectly showing me much of which is easily forgotten. Nothing like going deep into the cupboards and closets! Inevitably, I found low lying layers of shame which no doubt added to the physical pain in my poor body temple.

And guilt! As I was moving this RIDICULOUS amount of accumulation, the CA wildfires destroyed so many homes ~ the whole town of Paradise. Some folks did not make it out.  They burned in their cars trying to make it through a wall of flames and some died in their homes in what was a mighty fire storm that gave no time or chance to flee. Therein, the ones who lots their homes and all their possessions are the lucky ones. And as this was (is) going on, I was literally beating myself up at least physically to move all my massive amount of ‘treasure’. I do intend to find ways to give my excess to those in need.

As discussed here some weeks ago in Vibrational Vision,, the vibrational scale of consciousness bottoms out with guilt and shame so it behooves us to always reach higher! Though I do feel zapped and exhausted, I also feel infinitely blessed and welcoming to this expansion I said yes to. Perhaps we will explore more deets here in the coming weeks! For now, I continue to move forward ~ using ho’oponopono daily as we explored in the Utterly Fearless Universal Love post here 1 month ago.

As I embrace my 56th birthday this weekend, I continue to return to Love for myself and the existence I have chosen to express. I close with another prayer of compassion for this latest group of fire victims in my home state of CA as well as all beings on this planet who suffer greatly.

Holy Creator of all that is, we align with you now knowing the infinity of divinity is in all of life in every moment. We see, know, affirm and confirm the divine order of all, for all. May all the wounded ones in this world suffering in so many deep ways, be held up by Your Love through angels of all kinds. May all beings be compassionately blessed with help to have all needs met. May the peace that passeth understanding prevail as we each and all live the Love You created us of. And so it can be. And so it is!

Thank you for being here and for continuing to do what is yours to do, to align with the shine of your own divine design … to live fully, loving, protecting, nurturing this gift of life for ourselves and all others. Keep reaching high and allowing your heart to fly free! Namaste, Love.

Posted in Acceptance, Awareness, Wisdom, WOW

Wisely Wondering


Namaste Wise Ones Walking This World With Wonder!

I greet you in the name of wonder and the expansive opportunities it lends us ~ the power of WOW! As I am in the intensity of packing and moving, I expand out into our nation and the midterm elections that happened this transformational Tuesday. I further open the wise eyes of my heart to know that this wonderful Wednesday is Diwali for Hindus worldwide. Light filled Diwali! A celebration of light over dark, good over evil. Yes, there is much to wonder about this WOW day on planet earth.

As humans, we often walk this world full of judgments. Sometimes smugly, knowing that we are wise in our truth. Sometimes, we walk our path with downright righteous indignation. And so it goes with the continued, charged political climate we are living ~ not just here in America but worldwide. It is a sign of where we are as humanity ~ the natural ascension we are growing into as humanity, has a huge backlash of resistance and insistence on lies like white supremacy. We must continue to align with the shine of our divine design ~ meeting these challenges with compassion, justice … and wonderment. When we do, we can WOW ourselves and each other with the power of Love.

Yesterday, I witnessed something that disgusted me and wounded my heart yet in later reflection, I see it as an invitation to curiosity and compassion. My rural county is more red than blue. Still, I was somewhat shocked to see a small group that included kids holding Trump signs and selling maga t-shirts yesterday at an intersection. We are indeed at an intersection in our history. What hurts my heart is that kids are experiencing Trump as a positive through their parents. In my music classes at the school last week, I had a 1st grader dressed as Trump and I had to wrestle with mixed feelings for sure. I find it appalling that any parent would want that kind of example for their child. The bald face lies, bullying, and mean spirited divisiveness he spouts that incites crowds to cheer can send me to righteous indignation straight away to be sure. It is the timeless dance of Love and fear. So! Deep breath. Transformational tool of curious wondering instead of judgmental knowing leads me to a greater, compassionate wisdom. More peace. Yes, peace begins with me … and you … and him … and her … and us … and ‘them’. Let us work together for yes blessed oneness!The election results were full of disappointments for me and for many … Yet! Many triumphs as well … for both ‘sides’ … ultimately and hopefully our divided nation will not fall but continue to grow … stronger, better, more compassionate and aligned with the shine of our divine design as we learn to let Love lead us into working together for the highest good of all.

On the home front, I have used the tools of wonder and WOW as I pack up my life including all the stuff that is mine, Jeremiah’s, and Creative Spirit Families’. I am trusting ~ myself first and foremost ~ and definitely my reliance on Spirit and faith in divine order. Though there are many contributing factors, the house being built next to me here helped push me out of the nest fairly simultaneously to my little birdie flying free. There are many aspects of this new build I could complain about yet I have been practicing wowness for the wonder of what it is to take stacks of wood and make them into a house. People, we are co-creators, more powerful than we dare to know, and we can co-create Ahmazing creations of all kinds! Let us trust Spirit and ourselves to keep creating light over dark, good over evil, Love over fear.

Fear builds walls, Love opens doors!

And so let us keep opening the doors in our own minds and hearts with wonder and wowness for what is to be alive, to see injustice and work for change, to recognize walls of fear in ourselves and others and to choose to take the walls down brick by brick. And as we all build, clean, maintain our own house of Love, mind/body/Spirit, home/community/country/world, may we marvel at what it is to live this gift of life and let this sense of wowness buoy us up to do what is ours to do where, when, how it is ours to do it.

For my part, there is still plenty in the making for Creative Spirit Families and Leaping Literacy ~ in our new, forthcoming abode and beeeeeeeeeeeeeyoooooooond! Our Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf is stocked with exuberant, wise wowness for November so sign up or in with your free Leaping Literacy Library Card to celebrate spirituality and literacy with us including 3 short Spirit songs from the new CD!
Wishing you and all of us transformational moments of expansive wonder and exuberant WOW! Namaste, Love!

Posted in Transformation, Vibrations, Vision

Vibrant Vision

Namaste Transformational Thought of Vibrant Vibration!
I greet you in the name of small, mighty power … a thought, a smile, a laugh. In the myriad of moments that make up our days and our lives, may we remember the potency in each of them like a delicate violet. Violets are tiny flowers with a potent smell. I used to sit among them as a child imagining and sensing the fairies that lived in their midst. The smell of them collectively packed a powerful punch that could transport me into realms of possibility and potentiality. Vision is made up of such tiny thoughts and moments easily forgotten in the expanse of volume that fills our lives individually and collectively.

So with a deep breath of quiet, I pause here in another week of troubling national and global news. I send a prayer out for all the senseless suffering … to Pittsburg for the lives lost, massacred by a madman at the Tree Of Life synagogue, to the thousands of families seeking asylum and refuge here, to all those working to get out the vote in our midterm elections, to the known and unknown people and causes that don’t make the headlines, I send prayers now. I send a wave of violet medicine; potent smell, color and delicate beauty of goodness. Emerson said, “The earth laughs in flowers.” Laughter is known to be the best medicine and I just heard a definition of laughter as “the tangible evidence of hope.”

As I sort and pack up my life to move down the street into my next co-creation, I am surrounded by the piles of overwhelm that is the flipside of my abundance. As I prioritize and calendarize, some things fall off the list and others are done not as I would like or as I had envisioned. With that concept in mind, I offer you Happy Halloween greetings from the Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf:
From the Library Free Shelf & archives, here is a sentiment for the day with bones, brought to you by a me I barely recognize! This Vimeo video password is: SMHBones

And so it is we can honor life by embracing this moment, this day, this life. We can allow grace and goodness into our awareness and into our existence, flowing freely through our hands, feet, thoughts, words. We can bring hope to ourselves, each other, this world, with something as simple as laughter. Let us heal ourselves and this world each monumental, mindful moment… As my song sings, “The world is changed small after small.” Namaste, Love!

Posted in Awareness, Co-Creation Manifestation, Light, Love, mystery, Presence, Vibrations, Vision

Vibrational Vision

Namaste Visionary Vibration of Vitality!

This transformational Tuesday is a vibration celebration! It is all too easy to forget about vibrational energy even though it is running 24/7 co-creating our lives consciously or unconsciously. Vibration is measured by some like Dr. David Hawkins Scale of Consciousness. On Hawkins scale, 0-1000, 500 is unconditional Love which is a high(est) state to attain to for most. 1000 is pure enlightenment. At the bottom of Hawkins’ vibrational scale of consciousness is shame:

Most of us live in certain flux of emotional isness using our transformational tools to bring us into more alignment with our highest and best (feeling) selves. The lower frequencies like guilt and grief simply don’t feel good and make for a negative experience of life. The more fear based our lives, communities, nations, the further from Love and living in higher consciousness we are. Vibrate HIGH! Because we operate so much of the time in a relative unconscious state, listening to high, vibrational frequencies is one of the  best ways I have found to live more Love. YouTube has a plethora of these frequencies for free from peeps like Elke Neher and channels like Meditative Mind and ZenLifeRelax who has one of my favorite Love frequencies played here:

I love the power of these frequencies to bring us home to Love. As vibrational beings, we naturally align with vibration so as the Obamas always said, “Go high!”

In bringing our consciousness higher, visioning is a powerful tool that helps us see our way open up. When we act on those higher callings, we are voicing our vision in the ways we show up.The picture above is a vulture from today’s Play & Pray Calendar at New Thought Families:
The Play Invitation reads:
Visit your inner vulture today to voice your vision! Vultures are birds that clean up messes that many other animals will not touch. Vultures often eat animals that have died and are just laying on the ground or road. In this way, vultures help with the full circle of life. So! Look around your own life and deep in your heart for anything that needs cleaning up or needs to be brought full circle. Find creative ways to voice the vision of what you find … words, song, art, dance, or any other expressions. How will you voice the vision that calls loudest to you?!

Shout out to the vulture! And! Case in point that in the full circle of life and vibration, clean up and rev up go with the territory!

My own home front is full of mess as I prepare to move. I am faced with the too muchness that is me and has become my state of ‘stuff’. I am constantly reframing instead of blaming and shaming myself for the accumulation. It is actually a sacred time of re-evaluation and VISIONING where I am headed with all this stuff and why I collected it in the first place! I am letting my inner vulture have a good time with the clean up 🙂 !

Though there is strong argument against, I am simultaneously doing at least a bit of this in my online world of the Leaping Literacy Library as I try to prioritize some time and offerings. I’m not so much for traditional Halloween yet am offering some different takes on it with special daily bonus giveaways on the Free Shelf. Today’s special was all about the mystery. I pulled a Mel & Nell Laurie StorEBook out of the long ago archives regarding history as a mystery … told by ‘they’, ‘who are they’?! The ABC Mystery is AHmazing alliteration and the Spirit inspiration celebration I have loved for so many years, The Mystery … playing here and now!:

Whatever media or other experiences you bring in, moment by moment, day by day, they will surely have an effect on your vibrational field. We are made beautifully with an inner GPS to ever guide us home to Love. Remember, whatever you feel, you are vibrating and radiating into the world. So keep visioning, seeing, being the Love or above of beautiful you and attract the same mirrored back to you! Namaste, vibrational, vibrant voice of Love!

Posted in Co-Creation Manifestation, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Love, Oneness, Unity

Utterly Fearless Universal Love

Namaste Unified Breath Of Love Expressed!

I greet you this Transformational Tuesday a bit breathless from my recent dance with fear. Fear! AKA the absence of Love. While I have recognized a presence of subconscious fear within me for some time, it is not often it surfaces so acutely in my day to day.

While there is plenty in the collective to tap into, this creation is solely mine. In the work of this week’s transformational tool, ho’oponopono , a Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness, everything, inside and out, is our creation. It is our responsibility to live it as Love.

“The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love , moment to moment.”
~ Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len

Dr. Len famously cured every patient in the criminally insane ward of a Hawaii State Hospital without ever seeing a single one. Whaaat??! He sat with their charts and repeated, “I’m sorry. I love you” and one by one, each patient was cured. The full ho’oponopono has 4 statements, I’m sorry. I love you. Please forgive me. Thank you.

Dr. Len has a website with wonderfully wise writings. In his ‘House Divided’ article, he writes:

“A house divided against itself cannot stand. This is true for nations, communities, organizations and families, as well as for individuals. In the House of Humanity, the individual is the common denominator. When the individual is divided, the house is divided.

In the game of tennis, the scoring system is Love, 15, 30, 40, game. The game begins with Love. In the etymology of the word, Love is no score, no stakes, nothing, to take the individual back to Love to nothing, to wholeness.

The process achieves this by voiding anger, fear, blame, resentment and thinking from poisonous thoughts, toxic energies that divide the mind, the house of the individual, causing it to fall to dis-Harmony and dis-ease.”In my own dance with fear, I actually didn’t use ho’oponopono though I will moving forward! I worked with my guides and angels, the Healing Codes for (un)forgiveness and came to as much self acceptance and self Love as possible. In this ongoing dance, I am happy to be reminded and encouraged to use this Hawaiian wisdom.

In the above referenced article, Dr. Len gives another valuable tool I am going to try:
“Here is a thought cleansing tool that anyone can apply to void toxic energies from his or her thoughts. Mentally think: “I turn the Light Switch on my thoughts of me and my family, relatives and ancestors.” There is no limit to the number of times that this tool can be used. The tool is a petition to Love to clear toxic thoughts of yourself and of your family, relatives and ancestors that divide your Mind, your house.”Ah, home. Place of heart, place of hurt … Yes, home is where the heart is and all too often, home is where the hurt is. Yet through transformational tools of consciousness, we can transform our hurt back to Love. As Dr. Len says, “The purpose of life is to be restored back to Love , moment to moment.”

And so it is I have surrendered all my fear to the mighty power of Love. It so happens, this dance I have been doing is all around home. I have chosen to follow Jeremiah in leaving the comfortable nest we lived in the last 8+ years. He, of course, off to college. Me, just down the street into our little town. This little move caused some big rumbles in me and in some family, you know, money and history and such. I will offer some classes and experiences there like I did in my little studio last fall:In coming back into peace and alignment with my decision, I am calling the new place, my ‘Happy Hippie House’ and the move will be in a few weeks … my growing stuffed animal family can’t wait! As I build the new nest, with a nice corner for Jeremiah to come home to on breaks, I am using the gifts of intention and purpose for all aspects of my work & callings to offer transformational experiences for others, and I guess, ultimately for myself ~ to live fearlessly and full of Love … moment by moment!

This Friday, our Leaping Literacy Library Free Shelf will begin the 13 Days Of Halloween with daily specials like the Laurie StorEBook, Can You Hear Fear? with Mel & Nell! 

Thank you so much for being here! Thank you for your willingness to share with me, and mostly thank you for showing up fearlessly to transform all back to Love. May your house stand united in Love, and only Love. Blessed Be.