On this holiday weekend, we found our way here and by chance, witnessed a magical sunset reflecting upon the ocean. This was the perfect moment to silently reflect and restore our energy together. Enjoy this brief moment of bliss!
Sometimes, we experience one of those lows, something isn't quite going as planned. And it's something you've really been wanting, seeking and dreaming of and you just don't see it in front of you. This is what happened to Piotrek and I last week, we'd been searching for a home since the spring. We actually put in several offers on home and went under contract with one.
Despite our strong desire and efforts to move forward in our lives purchasing a home together, something wasn't lining up. I'm still not sure what that was or is, but it was a clear message that the timing wasn't right or the location wasn't right or the house (any of the houses) wasn't right. We reluctantly signed a one year lease on our current home to assure a place to live.
AND THIS TORE US UP. For a full 24 hours, we were both sad, confused and fearful. (These are not common emotions for either of us, so it was a rough go.)
After what felt like an eternity, I had some time to really sit with myself and realized, when manifesting, setting intentions and putting it out there to the universe, I always say,
"THIS, OR SOMETHING GREATER"
I always trust in the universe that it will provide me with what I desire in the right time and space. And when I find a way to trust, things greater than ever imaginable happen. This realization led me to the ocean, in the midst of rain storm to cleanse the sadness, confusion and fear.
As I drive along the rocky coastline, I recognize Piotrek's car. It seems around the same time, after he finished work with a client, he was called to the sea for the same reason. We watched the crazy lightning storm on the coastline and then were surprised by this beautiful rainbow.
Healing comes in many forms and through many different modalities, for both P and I at the exact same time, we were called to water to purify our beings and reset our energies toward the highest and best.
If you haven't heard of don Miguel Ruiz and his two sons don Miguel Jr. and don Jose, I urge you to pick up one of their amazing books and start reading immediately! I first read The Four Agreements about 12 years ago and it was perhaps the first new age book that caught my attention. I was fascinated by the simplicity of the agreements and how don Miguel presented the idea that each of us lives in, creates and experiences our own unique reality.
The Four Agreements:
Be impeccable with your word
Don't take anything personally
Don't make assumptions
Always do your best
Simply and profoundly, this book stayed with me and continues to resonate. I'd dreamed of meeting don Miguel one day and I did, right here in New England. As he spoke, his voice was gentle and the words were an extension of his heart. He began the conversation by saying,
"I love you, each and every one of you, unconditionally. And I can say that because that's how I really feel. I really love you."
WHOA! It seems to me unconditional love is a bit of a ghost in many ways in our society. There often seems to be conditions attached to love which usually look like I love you if you do what I want you to do, agree with what I say and do and act just the way I write your character in my story. Of course, nobody actually lives up to these conditions and this is where disappointment comes in.
I was there in his presence seeking guidance on giving and receiving unconditional love, so I really listened to don Miguel as he spoke, but even moreso, I watched him. I observed the way he remained connected to his authenticity, truth and love as he connected to myself and others with him. When he finished speaking for a while and don Miguel Jose took over, he embraced him and loved poured outward. He sat next to don Jose and held him with don Miguel Jr's head on his shoulder as the younger son spoke. Similar displays and exchanges happened over and over again.
This massive outpouring of love went on for hours. The love, support, belief in each other and offering of sacred wisdom was unparalleled. I'd never seen anything like this before. It was the most natural and unconditional display of love I could have imagined. The embodiment of love that don Miguel Ruiz holds and shares is truly magnificent.
I am honored to have been in the presence of don Miguel Ruiz and his sons and to have been part of the container that held space for this amazing unconditional love to grow. Unconditional love is the essence of healing.
As reflect upon last weekend's Meridian Balancing workshop, the words that come to mind are RESONANT BALANCE. As I prepared for this workshop, I set a strong intention for a deep spiritual healing experience for all participants. The more I started to let go of the mold, the more the flow of the shop started to take form. I knew that this workshop was going to be different than others I'd led in the past and that the execution was going to be truly coming through me from the universe.
This workshop met and exceeded all of my expectations. Leading this workshop was the greatest pleasure I've ever experienced through teaching and it all felt completely natural. It felt like each and every participant was open and willing to receive this beautiful gift of balance within their body.
As we exchanged energy throughout the workshop, the vibration of the room became higher and higher, to the point that when the session concluded, no one was ready to leave this sacred space of harmony.
I was fascinated, honored and high on the vibration for the whole week.
I knew that the vibration of this class is why I'd been called to teach this material. The process was filled with a huge lesson in quieting the mind and listening to my own inner guidance. I also learned to really tune into what I wanted out of this experience. I wanted to feel that balance within every part of my being and that is exactly what attracted this amazing group energy.
I'm so inspired to teach again and share this gift of RESONANT BALANCE!
As always, much love and gratitude to Manny Muros and the Yoga Center of Newburyport for hosting us!
As a healer and an entrepreneur, I am frequently asking clients to invest in their health through their sessions and programs that I facilitate. The investment that one chooses to make in health and wellness can seem like a lot of effort, or money or time. In truth, we've only got one body for this life and keeping it healthy in every way is vital to a fulfilling life experience.
Wouldn't it be nice if our health was our priority?
Wouldn't that allow everything else to fall into place?
Recently, a client asked me for advice on the best ways to invest in health. I always consider health to be a collaborative of healing the mind, body, spirit and emotional parts of us. Investing in ourselves doesn't mean a financial commitment, but an agreement within ourselves to heal and expand.
Stimulating our mind is key to keeping our brain healthy. It gives us an opportunity to create new neural pathways, strengthen those that exist, develop our presence and focus and continue to expand our consciousness.
- Challenge yourself with something new: languages - most libraries offer free courses or dance lessons - online or in person are great, research proven ways to develop your mind.
- Read: Find something you are really interested in, fact, fiction, self healing, whatever you have interest in.
- Take a class or workshop with someone you admire or are fascinated by. Not only will you learn something, but it is great to gain perspective.
The physical body is our access point to this physical world. Maintaining and enhancing physical health leads to improvement in our overall balance and health.
- Do physical activity that pleases you. Choose the sports, classes, and activities that you love. Try out a variety and pick what feels good. If its inspiring, you'll be pleased doing it.
- Listen to your body. Let the cues and messages it offers you indicators of what you need. Sometimes, we need help interpreting this and its okay to ask for help. A holistic healer, massage therapist, naturopath, osteopath, acupuncturist all could be helpful. Find someone you trust and reach out when you need some form of balancing.
- Nourish yourself. Food is about fueling your body with good clean energy that tastes delicious and is healthy for you.
Our soul is the gateway to oneness and our divine purpose. It seeks to be where we act and express from. Spending time with our highest self gives us access to our authenticity and what we really desire to do in this life.
- Be quiet with yourself. Meditate. 5 minutes a day is an extreme benefit and gift to offer yourself.
- Do the thing or things that make you feel closest to God, spirit, that highest power, whatever you believe. Maybe that is playing music, doing a particular type of breathing, dancing, sitting in nature. Whatever it is, do it and do it often.
- Trust your intuition and inner guidance. Not fear, knowing. And if its difficult for you, start by setting your intention to discern fear from intuition. Think about times in your life when you "just knew something". Ask for more of that.
Emotions are based upon our relationships. Our relationship with ourself, relationship with others, relationship to our environment and spirit.
- Feel whatever you need to feel, as long as you need to feel it. Once you don't need it anymore, release it.
- Forgive yourself for everything that you may have any negative connotations with. Forgive others, its not about them, its about you and your desire to moving forward. Forgiving them leads to harmony within you.
- Spend quality time with people. Get to know you through being with others. Get to know them. Go as deep into the relationship as you can. Lean in for support when you need it and offer support when you can.
- Most importantly, focus on the relationship between YOU and YOU.
For most of my life, I have been an extremely independent person. I found myself thinking of myself separately from the world, trying to exist and trying to flourish AGAINST everything else.
I realize now that what I was feeling had nothing to do with anyone else or the world, put simply, it was my own resistance to myself. Seriously, the only thing in my way from feeling connected was ME. Why? Because I decided at some point that I was separate and that I had to achieve, experience, and be on my own.
I could spend days writing about the course of events that led me to believe this was true, but it's not nearly as important as discovering when it is that
you are standing in your own way!
Tragic loss is what allowed me to soften and lean in. There was no choice, I had to let go of my ego in order to survive. I needed people and they were beyond amazing. They offered unconditional love, they were nonjudgmental, they were supportive and they helped me to feel safe.
As it turns out, people are willing to be there for you in extraordinary ways, all the time!
Letting people in isn't an indicator of weakness, it's being part of a community. Leaning into that community when you need to and providing support when others need it. We are all different and in physical form, we are separate beings with unique gifts and talents. Letting go of our ego and choosing to lean in, empowers us in a tremendous way as we work together in collaboration and growth.
Being empowered is a healthy choice.
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with these two special ladies for a few months in our Mastermind group. The cool thing about this group is that we made a conscious choice to hold each other in the most beautiful light and support each other as our businesses grow. As it turns out, our Mastermind has become a network of boundless friendship, love, energy, respect and support in every way.
Rather than being afraid to ask others for help, I now relish in the support networks that have always existed around me and am open to new opportunities of support.
Wouldn't it feel good to lean in and be empowered?
I challenge you this week to look at those vulnerable parts of yourself where you hold resistance and ask yourself if there is some way you could be supported by someone. And when that person shows up, lean in!
(Note: I found this little gem stashed away for a rainy day, it seems today is that day- I want to share with you some tips on staying tuned into you when you find yourself traveling outside the norm.)
Being tuned in means that you are experiencing life exactly as you desire, in alignment with your highest self. Your highest self is your own unlimited potential, the part of you that houses all the beautiful, radiant, glorious details of you. Have you ever felt that place where abundance, passion, creation, direction, knowledge, and desire flow freely? Didn’t that place absolutely satisfy you? That’s the outstanding feeling of being in tune with your highest self. Don’t you want more of that delicious sensation? Well, the good news is that it is available to us, any time we wish.
So, what does it take to get tuned in, no matter where you find yourself?
As my husband and I exited Penn Station in New York City and began walking the streets of Manhattan toward our hotel, hand in hand, he looked at me, curiously and said “How do you get tuned in, here?” Knowing that the overwhelming buzz of the city, fascinating buildings, interesting characters on the streets and our agenda would pose a challenge, I smiled back and realized we had some work to do in order to have a highly positive experience. We excitedly set our collective intention to get tuned in to everything this amazing city had to offer.
Set Your Intention
Before you begin your travel or even enter a new segment of your day, set your intention to be deeply connected to your highest self and to remain present in the event.
As we maintained our gaze, we took a deep breath and gave each other a look that we both know means, “We’re here together, co-creating and it’s pretty awesome!” And then we chose to use this trip as an opportunity to look deeper into ourselves, learn something perhaps about our own selves and each other, to become fascinated with our new surroundings and create magic.
Take a Mindful Pause
Remind yourself with a deep breath and a pause that you are in control of how you choose to be within this situation. Connect with your highest self and remind yourself of all the opportunity lurking in this novel situation.
We pressed onward with our heavy packs, a bit more mindful of being centered than just a few moments earlier. The business of the city seemed to pass alongside us and while we viewed it. We got more comfortable and definitely more grounded. We began to take photographs of the architecture, each other and what we found inspiring.
Do the things that generally bring comfort and joy that you would “normally do” - taking photos, stretching, meditating, journaling, exercise, and eating habits are important to allowing your body to stay in resonance with who you are and what you desire. Keep your routines related to balance in harmony regardless of where you are.
We were finding our flow, rather than following a pace that we perceived as stressful and confusing. We were drawn in to a huge crystal store with very large pieces of amethyst and decided to delight our senses with peeking in and experiencing the energy of the gorgeous, powerful rocks.
Receive the Signs
Those little coincidences in seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling something that delights you are all signs that you are in balance and often indicators that you are on the right path. Take the time to be open and receive these amazing gifts from the universe. They are often exactly what you seek.
We arrived at our hotel extremely early and were given a beautiful corner room right away with the number 1107, which happens to be the combination of each of our favorite numbers. We started to feel like we were on track being present, enjoying each moment together and manifesting the experience we desired. We got comfortable in our room and eventually we decided we were ready to explore even deeper into the city and ourselves.
Find the elements of the scenario that feel like home to you. Unpacking your bags or bringing the essence of you into a new space will help you to establish that feeling of being home, wherever you are. Get in tune with the energy of the new space and share your amazing energy in the space.
We were experiencing the openness, curiosity, fascination and creativity that we desire and thrive in. We were enjoying being tourists, taking subway rides, going Salsa dancing, finding lovely little places to eat great organic vegan food and then we hit a pretty major obstacle. We set a meeting (that we had based our entire trip on) one month ahead of our scheduled travel. Whoops!
Have a solid grasp on the schedule you are committed to and the travel time it might take to get there. Keep your important documents in order. Do some research ahead of time, so that you are prepared for some of the novelties and eccentricities of the new place. The plan enriches the element of trust, allowing you to easily let go and be within the experience. If the plan gets skewed, as ours did, it’s okay, something fantastic can be manifested.
Once we realized the mistake, I looked up and saw a beautiful painting of angels and I knew everything would work out. I asked the universe quietly to provide us with this meeting, if it was in alignment for us. While doing this, my dearest, actually asked the kind gentleman taking care of us if there was any way we could be squeezed in for the appointment on that day. After a few phone calls and a knowing smile or two, he confirmed that his superior (who was familiar with the town we live in and had travelled from) would gladly see us, right then and in fact, was happy to offer to provide some correspondence by mail in order to avoid a second trip to the city!
Remember, YOU ARE THE CREATOR
That’s right, you are in the driver’s seat of creating this life that you are living, right now. You have the chance to freak out or remain in faith that the universe is working with you to provide you with exactly what you are seeking. That means, at any time, you can alter a situation or your perception of it in order to suit your desires. As the creator, you have unlimited resources to draw from in order to enhance your experience.
It seemed for my husband and I, that once we experienced this miracle, anything was possible. And we wanted to celebrate this huge win and enjoy the way our time together in the Big Apple was twisting and twirling into sources of inspiration, creation and fun.
Be an Open Vessel
Let the inspiration flow from the experience through you. Express your authentic self completely. You are an amazing vessel in the receiving mode for inspiration all around you.
We took our time each morning to connect, doing our own little routines, but also just being present with each other. These special intimate, vulnerable moments led us to feeling comfortable, confident and positive as we set out each day.
Resonate at your Highest Vibration
Being in alignment with your highest self allows your highest vibration to pour from you to the universe and for you to receive that amazing high vibrational energy from other sources.
We adventured in a new city together. We did the things that made our hearts sing, like dancing in a fountain, kissing on the top of a skyscraper, riding escalators up and down and up again, and just being together laughing joyously.
Above all else, if you’re enjoying the experience and you are delighted by your creation, then you are on the right track to being tuned in. Fun is sometimes under-rated, but it seems to be the cornerstone for us feeling harmony within ourselves and keeping our inner child satisfied!
You are well on your way to being tuned in, in any situation! You’ve got this! You are the amazing creator of your beautiful, blissful life!
Written on 1-11-17:
I'd love to start this year's updates expressing my gratitude for an immense 2016. So many changes to the business have allowed me and the amazing work I share with clients to expand in a healthy, beautiful way. So much that was unnecessary has faced and the core of healing is really prominent. I am tremendously grateful for my own inner knowing, support of so many loving people, and the honor of facilitating healing. Its seriously awesome!
As a bit of a perfectionist, I've created a list of things I'd like to bring more of to the practice energetically in 2017. Here's what we all have to look forward to!
- fascination with clients journeys
- joy of treatment
- magic with every touch, needle, crystal, oil, herb
- healing love
- abundant gratitude
- experience pleasure of the client's successes
- the energy of the universe and dolphins
- the feeling of feeling great
- advanced energetic diagnostics and treatments
- spiritual peace
- profound allowing and receiving of abundance
Since writing this, I have found a renewed and heightened life force energy within myself coming to sessions that is simply divine! Looking forward to our work together in 2017!
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It is a time to shift and a time to celebrate. After 8 years in the beloved Salmon Falls Mill, we would like to proudly announce that we will be moving to Portsmouth on 31 October 2016. While the decision was not an easy one to make, as the mill was very kind to us, we are excited about the energetic expansion that being in Portsmouth will allow us. Rollinsford will remain near and dear to our hearts always, but we are embracing the beautiful new relationship with Portsmouth. Join us on our journey in our new location 875 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH.
Greatest Lesson Number 3 from the Abraham Hicks Workshop. If you've read the last few blogs I've written and you still don't know about the Law of Attraction, please please please go to abraham-hicks.com . There is so much to explore and learn about yourself in this process.
About 2 months ago, I made one of the most challenging and trying decisions of my life, taking my little pinky toe out of the other world, so to speak. Over the past 10 years, owning a healthcare practice, I've found myself resisting both conformity to western standards and alternative healing.
I deducted rather quickly that western standards and healthcare processes made less and less sense to me and that I found myself adapting to an alternative world. The reality of course, was that the Alternative World was where I felt at home, where I belonged and where I could facilitate the absolute best healing processes for clients and myself.
There were SHOULDS that kept getting in my way, and often I struggled to navigate through them rather than cutting them loose. I held on to things because it seemed like that was what was supposed to happen. It turns out, there was a lot of unnecessary struggle.
I started to listen to my Inner Wisdom with greater intent and trust the messages I was receiving. I had weaned off all but 20% of the things in my life that didn't make me happy and didn't make sense to me. I was happy 80% of the time, but I kept receiving messages that there was more for me.
That last 20% was the most challenging to even consider letting go of, because it wasn't only my life that was impacted but that of children I spent 8 years assisting. Assisting them had become a battle of politics, finances and ego and I felt no longer able to freely serve and I wasn't receiving my worth energetically.
About 10 days prior to being at the workshop, I made the final decision to take back the 20%. I never had a moment of regret, but when I heard Abraham through Ester say "You cannot have one foot in each world!" I knew that my decision was more than just a shift for me, it meant a shift for everyone around me, my family, my colleagues, my clients, and all of their circles. I realized how much this 20% really meant and how it absolutely didn't make sense to keep that pinky toe in the other world any longer because it was not inline with my soul purpose or where the divine guidance was leading me.
There were some very specific lessons I learned in my attendance to the Abraham Hicks workshop, as I mentioned in my first blog. The second lesson I would like to share is about co-creating.
I was always the type of person that loved the company of others and being in relationships, as I got older I sought more and more vulnerability and connection that was far beyond the physical world. However, for much of my adult life, I held back in relationships as I feared for losing who I was. I was confused by the sensitivity I felt to energy and when I communicated this to partners, it often confused them. So I hid.
Secretly, my whole life, I've desired to have a partner to really experience life with, create with, share with, give and receive, yet still maintain our own uniqueness. The universe responded very abruptly to my requests. Just over a year ago, I met Piotrek and despite some initial resistance to jumping into something that felt so good, I jumped anyway, knowing the value in experiencing something so good.
Piotrek and I made a choice to attend the workshop together. We were both drawn to the Law of Attraction long before we met each other and were fascinated by the thought of hearing the wisdom of Abraham. When Ester via Abraham began talking about the process of co-creation, I had tears in my eyes.
Co-creating the life Piotrek and I share has really been delightful. It has taken us some time to weed through out own resistance to nurture the beautiful parts of us that want to grow and evolve. Occasionally, these vines of resistance still present themselves, but we cut them when we are ready. We have chose to live this life as a co-creating unit. We are powerful manifesters on our own, but together, our vision is more easily brought to life.
We've found ways that work for each of us to find balance and harmony within ourselves, some are shared, like our morning meditation and stretching and some are more individual (my writing, his composition). When we have this alignment within ourselves, our connection and relation to each other is natural and easy. Together, we have found that each owning our own businesses, we are much stronger developing them as a co-creation and its actually really fun! Personally, we are supporting each other through it all. We vibrate at the highest frequency possible together. From here it seems anything is possible and IT IS.