Monday, February 6, 2017

Consciousness Alert: Focusing on FOR

We're moving right along in our collective awakening so I thought it was a good time to share a consciousness alert. I can feel palpable energy surge in the uprising Love Revolution and it feels like the grassroots of resistance is evolving and becoming a grounded force focusing on FOR. 

What does it mean to "focus on FOR"? It's very simple (although not necessarily easy!). It means deliberately setting our INTENTION to focus our ATTENTION on a positive creative vision. Eyes and heart wide open. Fiercely. 

Believing is seeing

What we struggle against (aka: resist) often creates a tighter grip. 
Rather than resist and get strangled in the tangle, think of a sprouting seed, a little tendril spiraling out from a newly cracked open shell, this root sinking in, using resistance to launch its own growth up through the soil; a persistent intention to move in response to what is drawing it up, up UP. 

Our conscious intention and how we decide to use it will determine what we grow. It requires being able to navigate the issues at hand, using them to move us forward without becoming ensnared by them. It requires maturity rather than petulance and it requires that we take each problem on one step at time, a practical assessment of what is while being led by a VISION of what we desire. 

The obstacle is the path

So what to do if you're feeling burned out? Here's a very simple exercise to reframe and focus on FOR: 
Breathe. Set an intention to be curious. Drop your shoulders. Acknowledge what sucks. Breathe again. Ask yourself why it sucks. Breathe again. Listen deeply because this is where you'll find the clues to what you are FOR instead of against (e.g.: against xenophobia = FOR inclusion and understanding). Let this guide you. Let it teach you about who you need to be, what you need to do to authentically embody your FOR. Every time you catch yourself in resistance, feeling blocked or burned out, use it like rocket fuel to launch yourself up; look it deep in the heart and ask yourself where you're focused- are you being drawn by what you are FOR or are you being sucked into a knife fight with what you're against.  After you've looked at what you *don't want*, recognize it for what it is, bless it with gratitude for showing you where to go next and then give your attention back to the highest vision of what you DO want and grow from there. 

We got this XO 

#persistinlove #livewithintention 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thought seeds and a 10-second Imbolc Pathworking

In the midst of winter I found within myself 

an invincible summer 

~Albert Camus

If Nature is the wisest of teachers, then the Wheel of the Year is her classroom. With Nature as our guide, the Wheel offers us real-time experiences of being in relationship to the light AND the dark of life, to explore our inner AND outer worlds, and to again and again come to new levels of understanding as we develop “Spirit Sight”; the eyes to see meaning and magick nestled within all things.

As the Wheel brings us from one season to the next here on the western half of Mama Gaia we find ourselves poised on the precipice of the celebration of Imbolc. This observance marks the midpoint of the long dark wintertime.The magickal energy of the Imbolc season beckons us to honor both the symbolic seeds and roots of our own life path and to open our awareness to the very real stirring of life all around us. This moment in the dark winter dreamtime carries the message of faith in the Unseen, and beckons us to listen to those creative impulses calling out, nudging us to yawn and stretch and snuggle into a soft awakening. 

Body of Flowers by Meganne Forbes

Although the journey is still long before us, mystical Imbolc invites us to pause and feel into our own center, the spark of our own creative fire that lights the way and urges us onward. Imbolc initiates us on a quest toward light that cannot yet be seen, but felt, felt, felt in the ancient depths of our Soul memory. Take a moment to do your own path working right where you are: visualize a seed buried deep in the rich, frozen darkness of earth just beginning to get the message to wiggle and grow and crack it's shell. The same force of Life, this Divine Intelligence, that tells the seeds to grow, flows through all of us, at the ready to guide us as we go along, if we listen. 

Wishing you much love, a stoked inner fire and heartened blessings for the journey.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

5 creative ideas to keep you connected to your best dreams all year.

Happy New Year Everyone! 

I'll admit to feeling a little rebellious when it comes to doing things when I'm "supposed" to sometimes, but there's no denying that many of us feel an upsurge in motivation and a desire for a fresh start at this beginning time of year that is hard to resist. Refocusing on creating our best dreams and living life in fabulous resonation with health, wealth, peace and love naturally leads us to setting goals and listing intentions, charting life maps, designing vision boards and cracking open fresh paged dream journals. We sign up for classes and memberships, try to downsize our clutter to up-level our space and entertain all around hopeful habits. But... we also know how easily that energy, commitment and motivation wanes as some of the shine fades into daily routines. So, here are 5 super easy things- that are a little bit practical and a little bit magickal- you can do right now, while still riding the tide of New Year energy to tend to your dreams, stay connected to yourself and keep the good mojo flowing throughout the year. 

1.) Use your planner, calendar and phone alerts to send positive messages to your future self;  plug a message into your reminders on your phone right now and set it to repeat every month.

2.) This idea comes from an old belief that the first 12 days of January will reflect the energy for the whole year. Keep track of how you feel, what you do and the overall energy of each day for the first 12 days of January. Try to distill it into one or two words, then transfer each day's word to the corresponding month on your calendar page.

3.) Write a little love note to yourself now about this holiday season, what was good, what you wish you would have done differently and a happy wish to yourself and loved ones. Then pack it away with any decorations that you'll be unpacking and seeing again during the 2017 holidays.

4.) Take a time-time-travelling journey, 3, 6, 9  and 12 months into your calendar pages and write down a question to yourself about something your future self will be able to answer about your progress and lessons throughout the year. 

5.) Purchase 12 small white candles and a clear glass candle holder or one large glass pillar candle and inscribe the candle or decorate the glass holder with a symbol or word that represents what you are dreaming and planning and wishing and working towards for 2017, set aside to burn on the full moon each month. *set the full moon dates as a reminders in your phone

see... easy! The most important thing is to be kind and encouraging to yourself. Track the good in your life on a daily basis, no matter how small or overshadowed by life's plot twists- because it's not a one or the other situation. By setting yourself up in a practical way now, you create the flow for magick all year. xo

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Heart Tribe Goddess Extravaganza 7: Love Revolution T-shirts

Calling all Wild Gentle Hearts! 

On Saturday, July 30th, 2016 I will be hosting a core group of the Heart Tribe community as we gather in time and physical space for our 7th Annual Heart Tribe Goddess Extravaganza... if you can't be there in person, please join us in spirit...

Weaving weaving weaving we are Sisters on a journey weaving a space of Love! 

Hello My Brave Lovelies! Circle time draws near again... and just in time I would say! If you're like me you have been feeling the deep, insistent call to awaken and activate the Power of our ancient lineage of Holy Healers and Wild Medicine Women, Priestesses, Muses, Guardians of Mystical Mystery... to embody our Creative Flow, nurture the Grace and Fire of Sisterhood and breathe Life into our best Dreams. This one is all about connection my Beloveds! Connecting in to our Self and to a Sisterhood of Love Revolutionaries. 

This year's Heart Tribe GE7 theme is Sisterhood- how we see, how we heal, how we support, how we forgive, how we uplift... ourselves, each other and our larger communities. Here we honor the Divine Feminine in all Her forms, in all her Mystery, transforming a simple backyard urban sanctuary into a sacred temple space for connecting and celebrating the Magick and Wisdom of the Goddess in each of us. 


Pre-order your LIMITED EDITION Heart Tribe GE7: Love Revolution t-shirts here!
***Orders close on Sunday, July 24 at midnight EST ***

All proceeds after expenses go to the The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center in honor of supporting the healing of our Sisters
(last year we raised $200 for the Save the HoneyBee Foundation!)

Shirt info:
Vintage Heather/ Silver Ink
women's cut, scoop neck
100% pre-shrunk soft cotton

Ordering is now closed for this years GE7 limited edition fundraiser T-shirt
Thank you Thank you Thank you everyone who ordered and for being apart of the Love Revolution!!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Heart Tribe Goddess Extravaganza 6: Love Revolution Tshirts

On Saturday, July 18th, 2015 I will be hosting a core group of the Heart Tribe community as we gather in time and physical space for our 6th Annual Heart Tribe Goddess Extravaganza... if you can't be there in person, please join us in spirit...

Calling all Goddesses and Medicine Women! Rainbow Feathered Earthy Seekers, Wisdom Keepers, and Questers, Shimmering Shadowdancers, Wild Souled Gypsies and High-Hearted Mystical Magical Dreamers of the Dream! The cauldron of Trance-formation awaits…
Your Tribe is gathering!

Opening to all possibility we will gather in a sacred space within the relaxed environment of an urban retreat. Together we’ll make a stand for the Divine Feminine in Her “Allness” and create new pathways in our minds and hearts ~ pathways that lead us through an inner journey to the ancient, wordless language that only our unique Soul knows how to speak. We will create new inner beds for the wild, creative force of the Divine to flow in to. This is nothing less than a beckoning of Initiation and it is a whisper that creates thunder in the world. Through a special Ceremony empowered by the music of our heartbeats and the raising of our voices, we’ll sing the heartsong of our wise nature and travel well to the center of our own Goddessence.

Together we can create Beauty and contribute it to the creation of a world that works for all!


Pre-order your LIMITED EDITION Heart Tribe GE6: Love Revolution t-shirts here!
***Orders close on Sunday, July 12th 2015***
All proceeds go to the Save the Bees foundation (last year we raised over $250!)

Shirt info:
Purple & green image on a white shirt.
women's cut, scoop neck
100% pre-shrunk soft cotton

*** Shirts will be available after July 17th, 2015***

Ordering is now closed for this year's limited edition Tshirt fundraiser.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO ORDERED, thank you for wearing your Love loud and proud and for supporting BEEauty in the world!
From my heart space to yours!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

From vision bored to Vision Board

When the world looks bleak, it's time to dream up something new- Molly Hall

It's that time of year again- Vision. Board. Time.

I know a lot of folks like to do some form of a vision board/ life map/ wish collage in January, start the new year off fresh and all. I used to start off with that intention myself, the first week of January I'd think about what I'd like to manifest in my life and begin accumulating magazines. I'd have a field day ripping through the piles of periodicals like a fevered archeologist, uncovering images that spoke to me, even if I didn't understand what they were saying. And I'd amass quite a collection, my eye would be attuned to any piece of junk mail, catalog, flyer that crossed my path for Vision. Board. Imagery. I'd make a special trip to the craft store to get my big foam core poster board along with more glue sticks I could ever possibly need (fear of loss- but that's a rabbit hole to go down another time). Somewhere mid-January while the great grey beast of a Northeast Ohio winter settled into my bones, I would gather my arsenal, clear off the dining room table, neatly arrange my sacred tools in a pleasing altar-like fashion and...

               ::cue crickets::

By Groundhog's Day a fine layer of dust could be seen, on my pile of magickal manifestation tools. By the end of February my materials had been moved at least a couple times, shuffled here and there in the house, winding up either in the office or perched precariously atop some stack of something in my art room. And there the stuff would sit. Some years I felt mocked by these pieces parts, and would mudslide right into a shame spiral about how symbolic it is, how I "never finish anything" and "really can't do anything right" and so on. All voices of my over reaching mind, (recent ah-ha moment: I tend to over think things). It was also my first reflection of how I get in my own way, (second recent ah-ha moment: not everything has to be a Big. Production.) I would eventually dismantle my little family of Vision Board tools, adding some of the magazine pics to my organized chaos of collage materials and recycling the rest, the foam core would get hidden behind my desk, glue sticks and scissors stashed back in bins and cups. And another year would roll on.

But recently something else happened, maybe as a result of finally learning to let go of some of the perfectionism, or maybe just embracing the fact that its ALL perfect, it's ALL good, I realized that whatever the experience, it has value. That regardless of the product, or lack thereof, I have value. And boy, did that ever help me lighten up!! I came to realize that the *process* (or the journey, if you like) is what's really important. I'm certainly not inventing the wheel here with this insight- plenty of others have stumbled upon this delicious little morsel well before my lightbulb went off, and yet, when you really *get* something, in your brain AND your heart, it feels so alive and fresh and new that you just want to shout it from the rafters. It's not about *being* perfect, it's about BEING ALIVE! So in honor of embracing the full Aliveness of Life I'm initiating a
Big Life Vision Board Extravaganza
              ::cue cheering crowd::

I'll be hosting a month-long cyberparty which will include 3 *free* teleconference gatherings and the creation of a supportive and enthusiastic commUnity via private Facebook group to cheer us on along the way. 

When: 8pm EST
      Friday, February 28, 2014- New Moon: Initiate the Process
      Thursday, March 13, 2014- Full Moon: Increase the Momentum
      Thursday, March 27, 2014- New Moon:  Activate the Vision

Where: From the comfort of wherever you are!

How: Once you've registered with me (just let me know you want in), I'll add you to the private Facebook group and you'll get the magic call-in number. Please note that this isn't a toll free number, so if you call in, your normal long distance charges will apply. 

20"x30" Foam core presentation board or poster board
Magazines, images, etc.
Glue sticks
Sharp scissors

Looking forward to our adventure! 

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Pick yourself up, dust yourself off...

...and start all over again! 

Returning to the blogging world. I signed up for an online painting course called Visual Quest- an online shamanic painting exploration led by Pixie Campbell. I found her work through another e-course I’m set to participate in called New Moon Goddess Mystery School led by Stephanie Ladd. Now I don’t know either of these fine Goddesses, and I found them in that haphazard way Spirit uses technology to answer our prayers…I wasn’t looking at all, but it feels like it’s just the reset button I need to get myself back in the game and open up a steady stream of creativity that has been barely a drip-droppy trickle. I’ve been running on empty, sourcing my life for the past couple years on the energy reserves of younger days and the kindness of dear Sisters who’ve carried me, perhaps more than they realize (I realize it with a bottomless grateful heart). 

Beginning around Summer Solstice last year I started heading into a downward spiral, caught in an eddy that had been swirling for a while. I was hurt deeper than made sense to me by people whose behavior I really shouldn't have been surprised by, but the wound is where the wisdom is and it sent me on my way, down, down, down. 

 Traveling through sacred Scotland for three weeks in the fall with my Beloved and my Institute of Modern Wisdom family led me on the shamanic faerie tale journey of a lifetime. I am still processing the deeply transformational work activated there, particularly within the Callanish Stones on the Isle of Lewis. 

It takes a toll on the body and the mind to speak to, let alone allow, the infinite and awesome power of the Goddess to flow through you, at Callanish I consciously offered my life and my body to be a channel for healing; an offer not made lightly and not refused.  Afterwards, the part of me that cracked open felt as fragile and translucent as a poppy petal. From then on I truly felt like I was "phoning it in" from some faraway place, disconnected and wondering if a bit of me splintered off somewhere. 

But it wasn't just me...all the world has been in this frenzy of change, resist, surrender, persist...awaken...Even at the magickal Faeriecon I felt eclipsed by loneliness. If it weren't for the relentless love and guidance from sister Priestesses and the ancient-modern wisdom of yoga, cleansing foods, music, meditation, breathwork, prayer and ALOT of sage, I would have, I think fallen too deeply into the void to ever come out. 

It was a tough but quiet winter, as I suppose Winter should be. That time of resting in the dreamtime. But again, you don't converse with the Goddess without bringing a bit of the shine back, and Her eyes, were able to look both ways at so many sides of everything that I couldn't keep track. I knew loss and the lesson of non-attachment was about to turn up a notch and I was afraid. I knew change was knocking on our door and would be the artist in residence for quite some time. 

After my sweet dog, Twyla Fey died last month my spiritual 401K has been all but depleted. She was and always will be my heart and soul angel and I felt like a lifeline, tenuous and brittle as it had become, snapped and my heart broke into a thousand sharded pieces and the sound of grief kept echoing, echoing in that empty place.  

Last week my back gave out. "For no reason" (ha!). I was simply standing up eating some lunch. It I believe, energetically broke under the weight of whatever I'd been carrying there. For 6 days I could barely move, excruciating pain that felt like I was in both a vice and being electrocuted over and over. Kundalini energy for sure. Release, most definitely. On the Summer Solstice, still in a back brace but able to move (thanks largely to prayers, sister time and some bad-ass chiropractic work) I followed some dream guidance from Twyla into a local shelter and found a new sweet addition to our family, Miana Star. She "told" me that an angel-dog came to her when she was scared and alone in the shelter and told her that a new mommy and daddy were on their way. At least that's our story. 

Things are shifting now and I can feel the promise of a renewed life force beckoning to me, this relentless energy which has brought me to here. I am reconnecting. The sky is an ombre shading of perriwinkle to rose gold right now and it's time to go. I know this is long blog (blame it on Mercury Retrograding in Cancer), and prob'ly this is too long for anyone to really read, but maybe there's something here for someone else. Without reflection we can't get to acceptance or ultimately to the gift hidden in the dark places. 

I am so grateful, so grateful- even with some still tender spots, I am immersed in gratitude for it all. So, I'm ready to return from the cave of the heart, old person, new person same person, hopefully wiser and truer than before.

All Love, Sweet Ones.