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Desperate Action or Inspired Action? How To Tell The Difference?


I’ve been noticing the difference between desperate action and inspired action as I have been flowing more with the Power of Grace.

In the past when my faith and trust was shakier, many of the choices I made were from desperation. I can usually tell when I begin to feel the grip of desperation kicking in.

I start feeling stress and tension in my body, my mind begins to scramble for options and solutions to a situation I feel fear and struggle with, and confusion increases.

I have come to know that any action I take in this state ends poorly.

Desperation is rooted in fear and is driven by the mind/ego in an effort to create a desired change.

Desperation is the ego’s attempt to control, manage, or avoid something that is perceived as bad and is anticipated to be an experience of suffering.

Action taken in desperation creates resistance and results in suffering.

Can you think of an experience when that was true for you?

Inspired action comes from within.

Intuitive nudges, subtle repetitive thoughts, sensations, a deep sense of knowing and trust, things that feel Divinely guided and peacefull in your heart, even if the action is uncomfortable. I often feel excitement, joy, love, gratitude.. when inspiration comes through.

The feeling can be visceral and energizing. Actions have a flow and ease because there is no resistance.

The key is to surrender any attachment to what happens, trusting that the outcome will serve you in the highest and best way.

What to do when you feel desperate?

Take NO action. Desperate and impulsive action can bring lots of regrets!

Stop. Breathe. Bring your attention to the present moment and being fully in your body.

Desperation is focused on the future. Come back to NOW.

Reconnect with The Divine with whatever practices help you to create sacred space with the God of your understanding - meditate, journal, take a walk in nature, pray, contemplation….

For every problem there is a spiritual solution.

Desperate action edges God out (ego).

Turning inward to commune with God invites that reconnection with your most powerfull ally who loves you madly. Pay attention to the thoughts that pop into your mind as you meditate, journal, pray…. Notice the synchronicities and messages that come to you and through you.

Listen for your guidance and follow what you feel called to do or be.

And no matter what actions you take - either desperate or inspired, the experience will offer healing and growth opportunities.

Nothing is wasted. There are no real mistakes.

And you never walk alone!

You are loved!

Have a great day

Love and blessings,



Keep The Faith, Stay The Course, Trust The Journey

“When we come to the edge of all the light we have
And must take a step into the darkness of the unknown
We must believe one of two things
Either we will find something firm to stand on
Or, we will be taught to fly.”
by Patrick Overton Copyright © The Leaning Tree

Have you ever felt stretched to the limit? Maybe you feel that way right now? You believe that you cannot handle one more thing. And if something more happens that causes additional stress, pain, and anxiety….  you worry you might not be able to keep it together and you will fall apart. And if there are others depending on you to be the “strong one” the pressure to hold things together becomes even more burdensome.

You might be facing relationship challenges, struggling to grow your business, dealing with family issues, money worries, debts, divorce, or an illness. You feel tired as if you have been in a battle and you just want a break, a time out, a space for things to be easier to catch your breath, at least for a while so that you can regain your strength for what’s next.

Some part of you is certain you will crash and burn while another part whispers, “Stay committed to your life path. Keep going and trust that all will be well.”

I’m reminded of that scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade when he must take a step forward to get to the other side of a ravine and there is no bridge to cross. Once he takes that first step, a plank appears beneath his feet so he can cross safely. That’s how the Universe responds to faith when we surrender the resistance – it shows up. That movie clip is one of the memories I recall when I am feeling fear rising.

I’ve had several meltdowns in the last few years. I’ve been on my knees in prayer, alternating between sobbing and anger. I’ve been stepping out in my life and business in bigger ways and there have been financial, health, and time challenges that have created so much stress and stretched me to my limits.

In this emotionally charged space I’ve traveled though despair, hatred, desperation, frustration, depression, discouragement, anger, fear, to hopefulness, optimism, positive expectation, enthusiasm, happiness, passion, joy, and love. Now my faith and trust is more solid than ever and I see the hand of Divine Grace supporting and loving me in ways that continue to astonish and delight me throughout my day. My bond with God is stronger than it has ever been which brings me joy.

When we come to the end of our tolerance with life situations and must take that step into a greater unknown, our ego goes into a panic and fears for its survival. Our self-talk paints a bleak picture of worse case scenarios with the finesse and skill of a seasoned litigator seeking to woo us back to its version of safety.

What if everything you are experiencing that is causing you pain and hardship is designed to bring you closer to your Divinity and your life purpose?

Many people quit five minutes before the miracle happens - things feel too hard, too painfull, and too uncomfortable, take too long, or don’t go the way they want. So they give up feeling angry, discouraged, and disappointed.

How about you?

  • What are you totally committed to?
  • Where is your breaking/braking point?
  • Do you stop too soon and give up?
  • Do you stay too long when it’s time to let go?
  • What are you holding on to that is time to surrender?
  • What do you want so badly you are willing to do whatever it takes?
  • What fuels your courage and faith to stay the course no matter what?

Going the distance takes renewed commitment, trust, and faith that what we feel called to be or do is sanctioned by the Universe. It’s like walking through fire and knowing that you won’t get burned, which I literally did years ago doing a fire walk with Tony Robbins.

I have written that we are living in incredible times. It is no longer life as usual or business as usual. The world seems to be falling apart in so many ways which creates the space for new ways of be-ing and do-ing to emerge. In the chaos there is a Divine plan unfolding which takes courage, faith, and trust to go the distance and ride the wave of change.

You might feel like a stranger in a strange land learning a new language. You might even feel a deep inner calm that is confirming that your life is aligning with Divine Will and Flow all is in perfection for what is next.

It is in perfection.

Right now in this moment

Let go of the problems and the evidence in your external world that binds you to worry and fear. That is a signal that you have disconnected from your Divinity and an invitation to go within for guidance and direction. For every problem, there is a spiritual solution. Remember to engage in the dance with the Universe rather than to fight against it.

Be open to all the ways LIFE responds to your call for help and say, “Thank you”. Every prayer is always answered for your best and highest good.

Keep the faith

Stay the course

Trust the journey

You do not walk your path alone…ever.

Want to strengthen your faith and trust? Are you yearning to be liberated from pain, struggle, and fear? Does your faith and trust shake with all the changes happening?

My Pathways To Awakening program  is a series of 4-week mini courses designed as deepening journeys with energy activations to help you release the past and open to greater joy and prosperity while fulfilling you Divine destiny.

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  • Know and feel safe in uncertainty and the unknown. Fortify your inner foundation of faith and trust with your Self, The Divine, and others to flow with life’s challenges with Grace.
  • Learn how to soothe fear, worry, and doubt with calm confidence and knowing.  Replace “Insanity” with awareness and choice!
  •  Master the “art of surrender” to start living through passion and purpose rather than through DRAMA.

Live each day from the center of your spirit and watch the miracles happen. When you experience this new kind of POWER and courage, you will be propelled into an infinitely beautiful and inspiring future

Imagine living your most vital, abundant, soul fulfilling life with the POWER of Courage and Grace to guide you……

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Love and blessings :D



The Art of Surrender: Resistance Is Futile!

Surrender has definitely been one of my themes this year. I can speak quite a bit on the concept of surrender – “Let go and let God. The present is perfect. You are exactly where you are meant to be…trust, breathe, all is well….”

Embracing and embodying surrender is a whole different reality.

I’ve often used the metaphor of when you first learn how to swim it is not unusual to also be taught how to float. You lean back with your arms stretched and allow the water to hold you up – like a buoy.

The first few times you learn how to float can be scary; to trust the water to keep you from sinking and when you actually let go, it’s quite a pleasant experience of “going with the flow and feeling supported”.

Surrender does not come easily.  Surrender isn’t about giving up rather, it is about giving in. And what we are really asked to surrender is the struggle and resistance we create to push against life; to push against the people and situations we don’t like and want.

Surrender invites us to look at what we are giving energy to that either connects or separates us for Source.

The last three years have stretched me so far out of my comfort zones and taken me into deeper places within myself than I ever could have imagined.  I recall people I admire say, “You have to be willing to lose everything  to have everything.”

Ooooh…. gulp!

If I really let go of EVERYTHING, my home, my friends, my work, my challenges and pain… my whole life and surrender it all…then what?

I understand that in theory and in practice and I realize that I don’t know how to completely let go and TRUST God to take care of me.

In a conversation this morning with a dear friend I shared my dance with surrender. As some fear kicked in I said to her, “If I let go of everything, that doesn’t mean that I have to actually lose everything, right?”  She chuckled at how I was trying to negotiate my surrender. That’s what the mind does in order to maintain control.

Resistance is futile.

Struggle is a choice.

You either float or sink.

That’s what I am learning this year…how to surrender with Grace. I know how to surrender in struggle and it is exhausting. I still feel my mind trying to maintain control because it feels at risk and threatened by some of the challenges I am walking through.

In the same space, I feel an inner strength that comes through my connection with God that assures me that all is well.  That’s the duality we are all experiencing that is feeding the struggle between our mind and our soul.

With this historical shift of consciousness we are experiencing and witnessing on the planet, energy and time has accelerated. Our mind and body can’t keep up with the speed of how fast things are moving!

Fears are running high for so many people. It’s a habit to grab onto people and things in an effort to feel   some control when you are experiencing upheaval in your life.

We’re being pushed out of our comfort zones to “wake up” and remember who we are. And to live in ways that is natural for us as spiritual beings and feels unnatural as human beings.

If you feel like a stranger in a strange land learning a new language, you are…. in many ways. And you may also feel a sense of “coming home” as you shed some of the illusions and fears that have governed your life for so long

Do you feel it?

I believe that the most important relationship in life is the one we have with God, whoever that is for you, to powerfully weather the inner storms of waking up and surrendering all that is no longer serving us in becoming the next and highest version of who we are being called to be.

Daily spiritual practices, strong self-care regimes, the inner transformation work, and having a strong network of support all contribute to being a welcoming place inside to walk through those dark narrow places of surrender with grace and courage.

Communing with your wise SELF will help you navigate through the noise in your head. Take time to engage in conversation with your personal Divine as if you were speaking to your dearest friend who loves you and wants you to be happy. Committing to develop your relationship with God is critical in mastering surrender and living an Awakened life.

Surrender is a natural way of being in an Awakened state. Struggle is a natural way of being in an unconscious state.

How do you want to live?

Remember the Serenity prayer?

God, grant the serenity to accept the things I cannot change

The courage to change the things I can

And the wisdom to know the difference

Surrender is part of serenity and walking in Grace!

Your transformational steps:

1. Notice where you are experiencing struggle in your life. What are you holding onto that you know in your heart you need to let go of and surrender?

2. What beliefs, fears, behaviors keep you engaged in resisting surrender?

3. How much is really true?

4. What do you need to surrender to shift from struggle into grace?

5. What is one step you will commit to surrender and let go?

Here is one step you can take now! My life altering 4-week program, Pathways to Awakening: Journey into Courage and POWER will  guide you in learning the art of surrender and it begins July 10!

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Love and blessings,



How To Live In The “Spirit” of Grace

A few years ago a dear friend gave me Cheryl Richardson’s book, “The Unmistakeable Touch of Grace.

She writes, “Grace comes from the Latin word gratia, meaning favor, charm or thanks. Grace is seen as a creative force- an act of exceptional kindness and goodness. It’s the recognition that everything is connected and sacred. The more in touch we are with this natural abundance of life, the less we need.”

She also believes that grace is a kind of spiritual intelligence, a form of energy that comes from the Divine Source and that as we connect and trust this Higher Power to lead us, the more we step into alignment with a larger vision for our lives. We begin to recognize the signs, symbols, and messages that lead us to our highest good.

It’s easy to recognize the Divine hand of Grace when things work out the way you want.

For example: You envisioned something you wanted, prayed about it, practiced working with The Law of Attraction and if it flowed the way you hoped, you were happy. You might even say Grace was at work to bring you what you wished for.

Have you ever had one of those moments or days or where everything seemed to come together with ease? It felt magical, didn’t it?

Grace can come in many forms like having all the traffic lights  turn green when you had to get somewhere at a certain time, receiving help just when you needed it, an uncomfortable conversation goes better than you expected,  and attracting business opportunities without a lot of effort.

Who doesn’t love it when things go the way we like? We feel thankful and often credit The Divine for the blessing.

When life seems to take a turn and brings you challenges and pain, do you see the hand of Grace then?

Prior to reading Cheryl’s book, I never thought much about what it meant to live “in Grace.” I knew that when times felt difficult I wanted ease and relief. And when life felt rich and flowing, I was grateful and happy.

I realized how powerfull it is to be able to feel ease and flow no matter what is happening; to not be dependent on something happening “out there” to feel good “in here.”

That’s what Grace is really about. Grace has an energy of peace and calm that is filled with faith, trust, love, courage…that is rooted in your relationship with God.

Last year during my breast cancer experience, I lived with the hand of Divine Grace. It was an amazing period of defining moments to walk through what could have been a terrifying experience effortlessly…without any fear or burdens. My bond with God grew stronger and I felt liberated from a ton of emotional drama without even trying. I had made a shift in consciousness…and I began to understand what Divine Grace really is - a gift of freedom from suffering and struggle.

Now, when I get caught up in my fears and worries, I know how to walk through my drama and bring Grace with me.

You might be experiencing fear, money worries, health issues, relationship conflicts, and business challenges. It may be difficult when life feels hard to see Grace in operation and yet, it is always there.

Would you like to have more Grace and love in your life?

Your mind and ego won’t get you there. As long as your mind is trying to direct, control, and manage your life, you will stay in struggle and fear.

Grace comes when you let go of resisting whatever is happening, wanted or unwanted Often what we grasp so tightly in fear is exactly the thing that is blocking what you most desire. Grace also comes when you have done all you can and fully release any problem into the hands of the Divine and trust that all will be handled.

It’s much easier to write and talk about than it is to practice surrender. Once you begin to surrender using practices that deepen your connection to the Divine, your perspective on life transforms. When your perspective transforms, your life transforms.

That’s why noticing the blessings and hand of Grace is so important. That is the evidence that builds trust between you and God.

Grace is something you RECEIVE. It is not something you MAKE happen.

A current life challenge and difficulty might be an answer to your prayer; an opportunity for grace to lead you to a joyful, prosperous, and meaningfull life.

  • A job loss might be the pathway to do the work that brings greater vitality and aliveness to your life.
  • A financial challenge might be Divinely designed to help you develop trust and bring you closer to God
  • A relationship conflict might help you to find your voice, develop greater compassion and love, or invite you to forgive.
  • A health condition may be a gift to help you heal unresolved grief, guilt, or unforgiveness..

Have you had experiences that you thought were “bad” that turned out to be blessings in disguise?

Take a look at your life.

What do you resist, struggle with and fight against?

What would happen if you surrendered your resistance and invited Grace to lead you with faith, trust and courage?

Want to consciously live in the spirit of Divine Grace?

Learning the art of surrendering, deepening your bond with God, opening your heart and expanding your mindset are some of the keys to dance with Grace.

That’s why I created the Pathways to Awakening program which is a series of 4-week mini courses designed as deepening journeys to help you release the past and open to greater joy and prosperity while fulfilling you Divine destiny.

The next  four week journey focuses on Divine Grace beginning Wednesday, April 17. Take advantage of the early tuition through April 12 and choose from two payments options.

PLUS, I am gifting one 30-minute private session with me to three folks.

>> Learn more

TRUST your intuition to register. That’s Divine Grace speaking to you. It would be an honor to help you expand your relationship with Grace.

Love and blessings,


PS: If you have questions and need help deciding if this program is right for you, email me to set up time for us to have a little chat.


Needs, Wants and Shoulds: Creating A Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit Relationship


For the last several days I have been spending most of my time in bed running very high temperatures that are finally beginning to lessen.

I enjoy having the energy and mental clarity to do the things I enjoy. I rarely feel unwell so I was surprised by the speed impact of whatever this was.

This weekend I was scheduled to attend a Oneness Awakening weekend for the second time. It’s a beautiful program to initiate blessing givers to transmit Divine Grace to others and a great opportunity for current blessings givers to go deeper. I was looking forward to the weekend with the Oneness community instead of being in bed.

So, I started playing a game with myself. Maybe I could go for a little while because I was just too weak and tired to go for two eleven hour days. The more I thought about going, the more overwhelmed I felt. Who was I kidding? I was barely on the mend.

So, I surrendered to my higher knowing that staying home and resting was the only loving choice.

Most of us are not great patients. I know that is true about me.

It’s not unusual to try to jump back full steam ahead at the first signs of improvement and then we wonder why we relapse?

Needing to take time to recover from an illness or procedure is obvious.

  • What about those subtle cues from the body that many override?
  •  Not taking breaks when you need to
  •  Going to bed too late
  •  Feeding your body with fast food rather that nutrition rich food
  •  Working yourself to exhaustion
  •  Not hydrating enough (PS. Add a pinch of Celtic salt to your water or juice so that the cells in your body can absorb the water you are drinking. That was tip from a healer I work with).
  •  Getting exercise
  •  Meditating
  •  Pampering yourself
  •  Fully feeling your feelings so your body doesn’t have to hold them inside

If you ignore the needs of your body long enough, your body will put you down.

Prioritizing your self care reduces stress levels and helps your body’s auto-immune system to stay strong and healthy.

As I look back over the last several days, I feel gratefull for whatever I may have released from my body. Resting is essential to ease back into my normal routine and I give myself full permission to do that.

I’ve been talking about the energy shifts on the planet and it is important to note that as energy beings, we are being impacted by these changes.

You might feel nudged to slow down, take naps, change your eating habits… Pay attention and listen. What is your body asking for?

Did you know that when you let your self-care slide, your negative mental chatter will get louder? Your reactions will intensify, relationships will be affected, and the work you enjoy doing will also get less than your best.

Did you also know that as the earth is being healed and created by Divine Intelligence so are our bodies? Yup.

And one more thing. There is a difference between using an excuse to avoid doing or feeling something that is for your highest good and when taking care of you is the most loving action.

The better you come to know yourself, the more easily you will recognize when you are playing one of your games to sidestep an experience. The key is a willingness to be radically honest and own your truth.

Even though I knew in my heart I couldn’t attend the weekend, I still checked in with myself. I feel some disappointment to miss this opportunity, which will come around again in 5 months. It is what it is.

When we are doing inner healing work, the last place we release emotions in through the body. So, I choose to see the last few days as an opportunity to do some massive deep cleansing of some very old stuff I have been holding in my body.

I like that idea so I am sticking to that story.

I hope this post is making sense because I am still a little fuzzy. This article started writing in my head about six am this morning and I had to get it written so I could share it with you.

Be good to yourself. Pay attention to placing wants and shoulds over your needs. When your body, mind and spirit is in harmony, your life will flow with greater ease and abundance.

Love and blessings,



5 Spiritual Laws That Strengthen or Shake Faith & Trust, Part 2

In part 1 I talked about The Law of Opposites, here’s the next one.

The Law of Divine Timing and Divine Order

Below is an excerpt on this Law from the second class of a program I co-teach with my pal Anita Pathik Law called, Aligning With Destiny. As you read, consider a situation or person that feels to be a source of your unhappiness or struggle (including YOU!)

The Law of Divine Timing and Divine Order reminds us of the powerful elements of truth that can difficult to hold to, especially when we are being short-sighted, unfaithful, untrusting, or impatient.

The core energies of the Law of Divine Timing and Divine Order are: respect, acknowledgment, trust, appreciation, open mindedness and curiosity.

The main elements alive within this law are:

  • All things happen for a reason
  • The reasons may not be discovered until much later and some may never be fully understood.
  • We must trust the reason even though we might not be aware of what it is.

The Universe is always responding to your best interest and loves to provide in accordance and in alignment with your current vibration and inherent purpose.

1.  Do you really want the Universe to supply you with something that is not in your highest good – or is out of alignment with your soul’s path?

2. Does your desire support you being an expression of your purpose?

The Universe operates solely in a love vibration and is always responding to human forms of thought and emotion. The Universe supports you in having experiences that support you in your growth and evolution.

1. Are you willing to let go of blaming the Universe for your current situation?

2. Are you ready to take 100% responsibility for what currently exists in your life?

3. Are you ready to stop punishing yourself for your current situation or past decisions?

The Universe is much more intelligent, creative and purposeful than most of us in our natural humanized states can possibly imagine!

 1. How are you demonstrating trust and faith in Divine order?

2. How are you not?

3. What needs to shift so that you allow your life to unfold with greater faith, trust, and patience?

Even that which you perceive as undesired and unwanted seeks to be experienced as a blessing; an opportunity for growth or an experience of faith, forgiveness and an active invitation to demonstrate better alignment.

1. How might you view your current situation as a blessing?

2. How have you grown through trials and tribulations in the past?

3. Think of a situation in your past that, when it emerged, was undesired, unwanted, even hated…

4. Looking backward, what did learn from that experience that contributed to your growth? What were the gifts and blessings?

5. Healing opportunities are being presented to you and it is 100% up to you to take advantage of them. How can you today- right now – choose to align with this opportunity?

6. What are your greatest gifts for growth in your current situation?

The Present is perfect – you are exactly where you are supposed to be. All things are happening in the timing of the Divine and your highest good.

1. How can you come into greater appreciation with what is?

2. How will surrendering to Divine Order and Divine Timing alter your experience?

Every situation offers a healing and growth opportunity to learn something about yourself, expand your perspective, open your heart, and rise above your human reactions to a higher vibration of consciousness and expression; to be more than your reaction, personal interpretations, and illusions that are created by your ego.

In those challenging times, you are invited to emulate the qualities of God/Higher Power/The Divine and ask:

What would faith and trust do?

What would faith and trust see?

What would faith and trust say?

If I looked through the eyes of God and Divine Love, what would I see, do and say in this moment?

And then choose to embrace faith, trust and love to guide you the moment and the moments that follow.

Part 3 is coming in two days.


Does your faith shake?

Do you find it difficult to stand in full trust that all will be well when gripped by fear?

Does life feel unsafe?

Fear, doubt, confusion as well as excitement, passion, and wonder has made 2012 a wild emotional ride.

Do you long for inner stability and peace to know that, no matter what is happening, you will be ok?

Join me for a special FREE teleseminar called, ”Faith and Trust: Feeling Safe, Living In The Mystery of Change”. Tuesday, November 27, 2pm EST.

Learn more and reserve your seat

Strengthen your faith and trust as you expand into the New Year and open to the blessings of greater prosperity, joy, and love that are coming your way!

And I know there will be Divine guidance creating our experience together on this call! WOW.

May your faith and trust continue to blossom and guide you every day.

Love and blessings :D



Why? Can Be One Of The Most Useless Questions To Keep You Stuck In Pain

How often do you wonder and ask “why” something is happening or has already happened?

The cause for things happening can have multiple reasons and asking why is your mind/ego’s need to make sense because confusion and uncertainty can feel unsafe, unpredictable, and painful. 

Answers give relief.

We ask why to understand and to regain control so we will know what to DO.

We ask why because we often look at life circumstances as problems or “bad” things. 
When we do things we regret, feel shame about, or beat ourselves up for, we wonder, “Why did I do that? Or “Why didn’t I do….???

We want to know so we can fix things or fix ourselves so that the next time we will do things differently and not repeat the past.

How often have you gained insight into what causes you to do or feel something and you keep wondering why that pattern is still alive within you?

We want Life to make sense.

Guess what?

It doesn’t.

At least not in ALL the ways we are accustomed to thinking and understanding.

Seeking to understand yourself with the curiosity of a child opens pathways for growth and inner healing.  Why? can be a great starting point that can rapidly become a “stuck point”.

I’ve been sharing part of my own healing journey with you all for quite some time. I’ve shared the financial hardship I created that impacted on my business and my personal life from 2009 - 2011 that has profoundly transformed me and my whole life. 

Asking why I created that situation, why it was happening and the many others whys I could have asked would have only inflated the upset I already felt towards myself, God, and LIFE!

Instead I focused on the learning edges of my circumstances and asked different questions such as:

1. How is this situation serving me to grow and heal?

2. What is this situation challenging me to do or be that I have resisted?

3. What qualities might be cultivated from this experience?

4. What do I need to let go of?

5. What is the gift and blessing in this experience that I can also share with the world?

Looking at mySelf and my life situation from a higher perspective strengthened my courage, faith, and trust AND brought me closer to God.

My life is filled with abundance, love, and Grace. It always has been.

So is yours…

When you look at all that is happening as healing and growth opportunities, life takes on a deeper meaning.
And  if you have done a lot of inner work and see familiar patterns still alive within you, it is because each time we expand into the next level of our expression, stuff held more deeply within ourselves rises to the surface to be acknowledged, felt, accepted, and released.

And some of what you might be processing through you may be part of your service to the world to heal pain for others who cannot do that for themselves. Remember that we are all ONE.

Your own inner healing, heals the world.

I believe that all things happen for a reason. Every prayer is always answered and help comes in the forms that serve us in the highest way to grow and “wake up” to who we are.

Letting go of the need to know invites faith and trust to grow.

Today, be open to see the perfection of your life. Let go of any whys you might be struggling with and be open to opportunities for deeper faith and trust.

Tune your eyes to recognize some of the hidden gifts and blessings you might be overlooking and say, “Thank you”.

And remember to keep talking to God who loves you dearly!!!

Love and blessings,


PS –Join me on May 15 & 17 for two FREE calls: Awakening To Love: Revealing Your Courageous Heart In An Insane World. Register here


Letting Your Guidance Lead The Way

This morning I reread one of Neale Donald Walsh’s notes:

“On this day of your life, I believe God wants you to know …that your trust has not been misplaced.   Listen to your Self today. You have been telling yourself something very important for days now. Today, listen more closely. And heed. Trust the still small voice within. Your soul is gently leading you to your next step.”

I have been talking about how powerfull this time of “homecoming” is to bring us into greater harmony with our soul and The Divine presence within during this historical shift in consciousness.

I have also been talking about the vital importance of creating quiet space to tune into your guidance for direction before jumping into action that might be energized by desperation rather than inspiration such as a business idea.

Several months ago I appointed God to be my business partner and my CEO. (Yes, you can do that). I know that whatever ideas I come up with will pale in comparison to what God can imagine for me. And who better to partner with than God, a power that has created EVERYTHING that exists, right?

Is it always easy to distinguish the difference between your ego and soul voice.

Not always

Even though my intuitive skills are highly developed, there have been times when I thought I was following Divine guidance and later realized my action was fueled by fear. Did you know that excitement and fear can feel the same? Opportunities for forgiveness!

It takes practice to discern each voice. Body sensations are one way I can tell what voice is speaking.

Do I feel tense, constricted?

Is my breath shallow and my stomach tight?

Do I sense a giant NO inside?

Or do I feel a sense of inner peace, excitement and expansive?

Do I feel a deep inner knowing that YES is the right answer even if I feel uncomfortable to take that next step?

There are moments when I seek guidance and nothing comes through. It is quiet in my mind and my body.

What to do then?

I focus on what brings me joy, peace, fun.. and I let God handle things. (I’m getting much better at surrendering!)

Like today. I have been listening for guidance and I know it’s something I love and want … but I am not feeling a nudge to take action. Doesn’t seem like the right time, yet. Instead, I am paying attention to where I have the most juice and passion like writing this post.

It takes faith and trust that you are being guided towards something that is for your best and highest good that will ultimately make your life joyfull and prosperous. This is true no matter what the outcome especially if what you think will happen…doesn’t.

God sees the bigger picture.

And it takes guts to take that leap of faith without guarantees or evidence your ego wants to grab onto for assurance that you will be ok. That’s where trust comes in.

Ya see, the good that can flow into your life is not dependent on your hard work or intense efforts. You are either flowing with the river of life or against the current.

The key to dancing with the Universe NOW is to develop a deep communion with God and allow your Sacred Self to be the guiding force in your life NOT your mind/your ego. And whatever you feel called to do or be, to take that action and use the strategies, systems, teams, circle of support…. to assist you in moving your inspired actions forward.

Whatever you do today or in the days to come, commit to take time for quiet and inner silence.  Ask, “What is mine to do or be today? How can I be of the greatest service to humanity? Or what is one action I can take today to allow money to steadily flow into my life?”

Engage in ongoing conversations with God as you would a dear, trusted friend. This Presence loves you madly and wants your life to be joyfull.

Appreciate all the gifts and blessings that enrich your life NOW and be sure to thank God for all you have.

This is a powerfull time of Awakening!!! We are all coming HOME.

The best is yet to come!

Guess who wanted me to write this to you to day….

Love and blessings,


PS: Enjoy this video about Awakening


The “Art” of Surrender Into Divine Grace

“You manifest what you FEAR” - Sri AmmaBahagavan

On a recent client call we were talking about money. Like so many, she is dealing with financial struggles and she was trying to figure out “what to do” to change her situation.

That’s how we are used to approaching what we see as problems. We ask, “What do I do?” which invites the ego to take the lead and direct our actions. And when we feel scared, we do things in desperation and hope that our actions will bring us what we deeply want.

My client was looking for a technique or a process that would help her bust through her money blocks and clear any emotional pain she is holding onto as quickly as possible.

Real transformation is NOT a technique.

Perhaps you have been doing inner work and you still have feelings and patterns you don’t want that are popping up and affecting your happiness and abundance?

You feel angry, frustrated, helpless, hopeless, confused, lonely, depressed, desperate… You just want to feel good and have more ease in your life, right? And why shouldn’t you?

You might be thinking, “Ok, so what do I do?”

SURRENDER. Love, accept, and embrace EVERYTHING as it is.

Now you might be thinking, “How do I do that?” because you don’t really know how. And the part of you that is asking is your ego looking for a
quick solution, see?

Whatever you don’t know how to do or be you can ask your soul and the Divine to teach you! That’s what I do! And my request for help comes with my desire to learn through the Power of Love and Grace.

I have also come to know that we create our own suffering by the thoughts and feelings we attach to our life experiences. You either see your life as full of obstacles and problems or opportunities and possibilities; walls or pathways to what you are yearning for.

It takes courage to take those leaps of faith and allow Grace to guide you.

Would you like to have more love and Grace in your life?

You mind and ego won’t get you there. As long as your mind is trying to direct, control, and manage your life, you will stay in struggle and fear.

As long as your ego is in charge, you will “Edge God Out of your life” -the most powerfull ally and friend who loves you madly and can bring you EVERYTHING you deeply want and desire.

When life feels hard and confusing, it can be difficult to see any blessings or the hand of Grace in operation and yet, it is always there.

A current life challenge and difficulty might be an answer to your prayer; an opportunity for grace to lead you to a joyful, prosperous, and meaningful life.

It’s easy to recognize the Divine hand of Grace when things work out the way you want.

Have you had experiences that you thought were “bad” that turned out to be blessings in disguise?

2012 is the year liberation from the mind begins, BIG time. And the only ONE who can help you achieve full liberation is GOD.

Here’s a little tip:

When something emerges that you thought you healed or overcame, getting upset and frustrated thinking, “I thought I was done with that or I thought I was finished working on my parents,” is the mind’s limited interpretation of healing and growth. Receive whatever comes up as a gift; a pathway rather than an obstacle to the next piece ready to be healed and liberated, bringing you closer to your reunion with the Divine.

Say “Thank you” with love and gratitude.

Every situation, every struggle, every inner pain is an opportunity and a pathway for healing and reuniting with your sacred Self.

Make the relationship you have with God your top priority. Talk to God throughout your day as if you were speaking to your best friend. Ask God to be your life partner. Share your joys, your struggles, your fears, your wishes, and hopes. Invite God to be your business partner. And thank God for everything in life.

Want some help to heal your “struggle story: with Divine Grace?

Join me for Pathways to Awakening, a four week journey into Grace beginning Tuesday, April 24.

Learn how to shift out of desperation and suffering and allow Grace to guide you in partnership with the Divine Power who loves you madly and wants you to be happy. Experience a special healing meditation to create a truce between your ego and your soul to dramatically reduce inner turmoil and conflict. Early tuition expires midnight EST, April 19 and partial scholarships are available through noon EST, April 23. Learn more

Love and blessings,



Become a “Possibility Dreamer”

2012 is a year for powerfull manifestations that are happening faster and faster.

Staying aware of your thoughts, words and actions have never been more important in consciously creating your reality. And with changes happening in the world, and probably in your own life, it is easy to get caught up in seeing life through a lens of problems and obstacles rather than opportunities and possibilities.

When faced with situations that are challenging, where does your attention go? Do you immediately feel overwhelmed and defeated or energized and excited to play with creative options?

When we look at life through the narrow viewpoint of fear, we can miss seeing possibilities when we are focused on problems and obstacles.

One of the books I keep handy is The Four- Fold Way by Angeles Arrien, PH.D. The author is an anthropologist, author, educator, and corporate consultant. On page 21, she references how self-talk and negative beliefs govern our behavior by citing a conversation between Alice and the queen from Lewis Carroll’s famous book - Through a Looking Glass (Alice in Wonderland).

Angeles remarks that the queen recognizes personal power and takes a no-nonsense approach to “doing what must be done” regardless of any obstacles. She highlights the importance of dreaming the impossible dream in the following excerpt from Alice in Wonderland:

“I can’t believe that!” said Alice

“Can’t you?” the queen said in a pitying tone. “Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.”

Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying.” she said. “One can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t much practice,” said the queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

How often do you talk yourself out of believing something is possible?

Do you set the bar low because you fear wishing for too much?

Do you see your life as full of possibilities or problems?

How many dreams have you given up?

Become a possibility dreamer

I’m reminded of an email I received from  TUT.com. The daily notes are written as a light-hearted personal message from the Universe to each subscriber.

It said:

” What happens when someone worries? Basically, they think of 100 reasons why something might go wrong. And all of those thoughts then struggle to become things, sometimes overriding their more constructive thoughts. It’s like a train wreck. But that’s the power of worry.

Now, let’s say you want something fantastic to manifest in your life. Have you sat down yet and listed 100 reasons why it might come to you easily, fast, and harmoniously? I think you should.

Today works”  - The Universe

Your invitation to become a welcoming place for your dreams to blossom:

1. Consider something in your life that you want that seems out of reach or impossible. Notice all the reasons and excuses for why you believe something can’t happen. Have you collected evidence to back up that conclusion? In other words, are you looking at the past with the expectation that past experiences ALWAYS repeat? So, why bother dreaming, right?

What if what you desire as impossible were really possible? Perhaps some part of what you desire is currently out of reach and there are some things within your grasp that you might be dismissing because you are negating the whole picture. Ask yourself, “What about this is possible?”

Create a list of all the things that might make having what you want…. possible. Add everything and anything you can think of even if it seems far out. Here’s your opportunity to dream and open your mind to imagine the best possible options and solutions coming to you. In that way, you shift from constricted and limited thinking into a more expansive viewpoint where there is more room thing to flow into your life.

Tune into your inner wisdom, intuition, and instincts to follow those inner nudges that you become aware of that might be showing you the way to bring solutions and opportunities to have more of what you want and less of what you don’t want.

I have found that taking the first step opens the door to the next. Continuing forward one step at a time will move you closer to your dreams and desires. Remember to invite the Universe to work out the “how” and continue to show up by taking action.

2. Make a list of 100 dreams. Suspend judgments about whether they are possible or how you will achieve them. Notice any judgments or resistance that may come up when you allow yourself the freedom to DREAM without engaging in the resistance. Be outrageous. Add dreams of any size - big or small. Have fun with this.

Let your inner child come out and play in creating your dream list. Notice what you learn about who you are and what you want. Use this as a tool to ignite your passions, and joys that will lead you to the next steps in building your business or fulfilling your life!

Come to your Personal Divine as a child and share your dreams. Tell God what makes these dreams important to you with passion and sincerity. Ask for the fulfillment of your dearest dreams and place them in the hands of your Divine. Be willing to trust that all prayers are heard and responded to instantly in ways that support you in the highest way.

* Be an active participant in the unfolding of your dreams. Tune in and follow your guidance when feeling called to action.

Remember - The story you tell is the story you live!

What story do you want to live this year?

Love and blessings,


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