THIS WEEK’S READ:
What happens when you give yourself permission to change your life?
There’s a fascinating phenomenon I’ve observed with my students and, in the past, with clients: once someone signs up for a program, whether it’s for wellness or witchery, their life starts moving and shifting. It’s as if they’ve given the Universe the thumbs-up and the Universe responds with a resonant Hurrah! and gets to work.
While this sudden momentum can be uncomfortable, most folks who sign on to work with me are looking for knowledge, growth, change, and a deeper sense of authenticity. When I worked with clients, I’d ask six questions to ignite this inner-journey. These innocuous little questions would appear in a potential client’s inbox to start their energy moving in a different way:
“The result was like a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders and illumination of new and old spaces in my mind and spirit. I felt like I reconnected with past dreams and hopes and made some amount of peace with my current life transition. I cried as I read and since the reading I feel healed and energized in a very powerful way.”
Simply working with these questions is a journey in and of itself. If you’re feeling ready to shift and grow, read on! read more…
Think of yourself as a seed, deep in the Earth's dark soil... What do you dream of becoming? Do you know your passion? Your form? The shape of your flower? The acorn knows all of this. Even though it will take a decade for it to mature beyond sapling and a hundred...read more
Some people are grateful all the time. I'm not one of them. I tend to be a striver, an achiever, a "what's next?" kinda gal. For me, gratitude has to be a ritual, otherwise it only happens on the rare occasion when something completely out of the ordinary whacks me...read more
Don't pass the tissues. The group looked at me in horror. Really? The poor woman has snot dripping down her face and I think that's a little spit on the side of her mouth. Yup. Still don't pass the tissues. This is one of the toughest lessons us humans need to learn....read more
I forget what it's like to worry about fitting in. What it's like to "put my face on" before heading out into the world. Don't get me wrong— I know those trying-to-fit-in-and-scared-that-I'm-messing-it-all-up feelings oh so well. As a pudgy, nonathletic kid, those...read more
My teacher in Ireland used to say: Use the tools until you don't need them anymore. "The tools" are things like essential oils and flower essences, teas and tarot cards, crystals, malas and rosary beads. They are the candles you light to hone your focus, the breathing...read more
You're hard-wired for wonder... ... for pausing to study sunsets and the afterglow of lightning flashing through the summer sky. It's really that simple. And yet, the same hard-wiring which allows for so much joy can lead you on a merry chase for meaning, for logic,...read more
“Everything’s sacred,” she wrote… with her thumbs, I’m figuring, since this was Instagram. Maybe she would have written more had she had a few fingers at her disposal. But maybe not. Sacred is trending and witch is a fad, so much so that Vogue (yes, the fashion...read more
What if stories are soul maps to heal what is broken? Remember the movie Erin Brockovich? In case you never saw it, here’s the 20-second recap: Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts) is a down-on-her-luck single mom desperately searching for a job. Unfortunately...read more
You’re Gonna Get Pushback (and That’s Okay) and Other Shareables As I Begin My 49th Turn Round the Sun
We gain a year, a “birthday," at the end of the cycle. So you're born, you make it through a year, and you get the tally mark for that year (your first birthday) when it’s complete and you’re beginning your second year. I’ve made it through 48 years and I'm embarking...read more
Ever Wondered "Can Natural Products Hurt Me?" I got a call a few weeks back from a local restaurateur asking me if I had any idea how to help one of her waiters detox from Kratom. Kratom is an Asian herb which has become popular in the past few years for pain. Her...read more
The rejection was written in less than 144 characters: Not Interested (STOP). Like a tweet or a modern-day telegram. I stare at the words, my mind spooling backward to earlier in the day: Asheville crowded with summer tourists, a confused woman in a blue Camry in the...read more
I'm a tough sell when it comes to spirituality organized by someone else. I used to put astrology in the same box as religion; the only way I made it through the Jewish part of my upbringing by tucking a novel into my prayer book and forcing my mom to grab my elbow...read more
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