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Absorbing Holy Ground – Effects of the Camino

the-wayFeet absorb the energy of the ground they tread.

Touching the feet of someone today who had walked the Camino, that ancient pilgrimage route, brought a blessing hard to describe. Her feet held Holy ground.

She had walked over the Pyrenees,  across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This pilgrimage route going back to the middle ages, is a path trod by millions, reverently and painfully, for days and weeks on end to reach the burial place of Saint James. He was the apostle who brought Christianity to the Iberian peninsula.9.-Wear-something-light-on-your-feet._618x464Touching those feet, so purified and elevated despite their worn and bruised state, was entering Holy ground. I was humbled, awed and reverenced.  To “wash” those feet and care for them was one of the highlights of my life.

IMG_0143-512x512“The scallop shell is said to be a metaphor, its lines representing the different routes pilgrims travel from all over the world, all walking trails leading to one point: the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. However, it is open to interpretation. Which side points to Santiago? In some regions, the scallop’s longest line is considered the one pointing towards Santiago. This is the case in Asturias, for example if you are walking the Original Way or the Northern Way, and some parts of the Portuguese Way.” quote from

Specially for Lightworkers

At my three month checkup, the doctor intoned, “This baby is starving! You have failed as a mother!”  He must have been truly outraged to say such a thing. This rather iffy entrance to this world, left me with deep potholes in my psyche that challenged me often in the years that followed. Older “Lighworkers” often come to this world with similar challenges so this is written especially for you.

Insight can often be the reward for self-healing work. One of the most profound came to me this morning. But first, a little background.

When babies are not brought into the world the way they are now, with attachment parenting and caring  birth practices,  the net result has often been anxiety, insecurity and lifelong issues with depression.  From the 20’s to the 60’s when doctors first took over the birth process,  using forceps and slaps to the bum, this happened to whole generations of children. Part of medicalisation meant scheduled feeding, leaving babies to “cry it out” and other inhumane practices advocated by gurus like Dr. Spock.  Those who grew up with mothers who smoked throughout pregnancy, infancy and childhood developed an added layer of damage.

I got it all – along with a mother who was borderline anorexic and proud of the fact no one guessed she was pregnant when she was eight months. She even wore a girdle to the hospital when I was born. At least she fought against the anaesthetic. She didn’t win and only saw me twelve hours afterwards. Rather than being held securely and nursed by my mother, I was sequestered in a separated row of basinettes in the hospital nursery, occasionally held against starched uniforms for feeding by busy nurses. They couldn’t possibly attend to all the babies who cried.fe0a78bd3b34a8cb3cd9e4d0e1e8f01c3bfa5ae14d2a52567b95a634264e4a9dCan you imagine doing this today, straight out of a secure, protected, warm fetal environment?! Yep, that was the way it was done back then.

 Plenty of fodder for healing.

Over the years, “inner-child work” going back to my fetal experience has healed episodes of  depression and insecurity. Such early experience leads to profound feelings of worthlessness and a wish to die. Life that started as  a struggle to survive continues in this pattern,  set in the first 6 months of life. The only answer is deep kindness, Presence and care. Fortunately, that can be retroactive.1bb7abd0904d0867952a4be2b7201d50 hawaii710030393AR_bCompassion  – from the Family of Man by Edward Steichen. Photos that affected me deeply at college.

 It was this inner healing process I was engaged in most of yesterday.  A trigger had set off a cascade of deep pain with all its familiar default thoughts. My healing work had  taught me not to grab and hold those thoughts. Instead, I curled up on the couch under blankets to keep very warm, and went inwards with kindness and loving messages – for as long as it took. 

Later that night, a significant dream urged me to journal when I woke.  All morning, insights took me to an unprecedented knowing resulting in a sense of self-respect, unaffected by others’ actions or words.  In years past, I had unwittingly allowed my sense of worth to form from the outside – from how others chose to treat me.

No longer.

 My message to “Lighworkers”, who often come to this world with challenges, is this:  without the levels of spiritual work long established, you would not have the inner soul strength to survive, never mind navigate devastating circumstances. This inner Light, who you essentially are, guided you through to adulthood and led you to healing those places within;  led you to know you must not repeat what was done to you. The strength of your soul is enormous – enough to take you down into the hell-realms of your own psyche and bring in Light; enough to offer Light and insight to others in spite of your own wounding. 

Your inner worth is unquestioned and who you ARE. This Core remains untarnished by the difficulties of your life. You chose to heal this personality because of your spiritual strength. You ARE the Light you bring and such worth is priceless.




The Dramatic Path That Led Me to Energy Medicine

Being head of the National Gallery in Ottawa was what my parents envisioned for me. Something dramatic had to change such rigorous expectations.  A woman from an intellectual, professional family where success is presumed, is brought up with such strictures around what is expected that she does not naturally gravitate outside peoples’ comfort zones! Although my parents are long gone, the family still does not mention what I do.  There was a high price to pay. I had to be utterly convinced in my bones that this was why I came to the planet and the story may interest you.

Fortunately, my mother had primed me for mystical experience by telling me of her own but I didn’t give it much thought beyond “interesting”.  That was until, sitting in a bathtub in Paris, I had my own.  Alone in the apartment where I was working “au pair” to learn French, the bathroom suddenly filled with an effulgence of light so strong I could barely make out the sink across the small room. A feeling of Love beyond anything I’d ever experienced overcame me. I remember actually pinching myself as tears were running down my face.  I could make out two beings of light next to the tub; they were tall and where their heads would have been was a bright ball of light. My only context at that time was Christ – so that is how I described it to the few people I trusted to tell. Even so, I was not “religious” but it made me more spiritually oriented. No messages were given ; the Presence was enough.  I never forgot it but neither did I do anything about it.


Twelve years later I was reading in bed. I was, by then, a young mother, who took yoga and was reading about  yogic levels of reality. Without warning, suddenly I changed into a column of light – like a laser beam. All sense of a physical body was gone leaving only Light, and overpowering Love. Tears of joy poured down my face, unthinkable to stop; I was in another realm entirely.  It seemed to last for a minute or so before I gradually came back to “myself”. I was completely awestruck by this experience. Nothing I had ever read prepared me for such a thing and I began a search for people who understood about “white Light”. 

The experience ended my marriage because my husband did not understand and had only disparaging words to offer. Suppressed issues surfaced, leading eventually to divorce. The upheaval that ended my conventional life was a very confusing, emotional time for many. Worlds shifted. Birthing of the new can be dramatic and painful for those caught in the wake:  my husband, my son, my parents, some relatives and friends were all caught in this tidal wave of change. Amidst the grieving for all that was lost, I met a group of people who had some understanding of “white light” and my own personal healing journey began. Within ten years, I had taken a course in Gestalt, done Jungian dream work and begun healing training in New York with Barbara Brennan.

Another surprise came when Barbara Brennan called for volunteers to do an exercise in front of the class. I did what she instructed and didn’t think much more about it until she asked me afterwards if I had done any healing training. “No”, I said. She was amazed and that gave me some new clues.

Although I was already on the “Path”, another shift was in store. After graduating from the first healing training, at age 52, I was standing doing yoga in my living room when another, new wave of Light literally brought me to my knees. This lasted for about half an hour. Again, I was overcome with Love, impossible to describe, that brought tears of joy coursing down my cheeks. After it faded, I managed to book myself into the Kabbalistic Healing training workshop on Ecstacy that I knew was taking place in Boston. This led to my training in Integrated Kabbalistic Healing, a three year course in New Jersey.


Things have been quiet since. I know without a doubt I am doing what I came to do – a vocation, hardly a “job”.  Sacred Light that encompasses  all religion is part of my world now so it doesn’t need to dissolve human plans and constructs.  I listen carefully to “leadings” as Quakers call Guidance, so that I know I’m on the right track. It has never led me astray.

One very powerful thing I teach people is how to contact and expand the Divine Spark each of us has in our Core.  Being Divine, it convinces anyone of the power of Light and heals a myriad of ills.

Preview of “Inner Spark of the Divine”

One thing that is important in my work is bridging worlds.  When I meet people, they see a conventional, very “un-flakey” professional woman.  In my treatment room you will see very few New Age things. I want clients to feel comfortable and reassured of solid, reliable help. An intake form reassures them further that they are in safe, well-grounded hands.

The safer people feel, the greater will be their healing. Offering this opportunity is why I am here and it took some extraordinary events and a good deal of upheaval to make that happen.


Neanderthal to Tinkerbell: the Journey of Upping “Our Vibration”

Life lesson #1589…Pick a number:  I got one today. Enlightening in the end, upsetting in the beginning.

So, here’s what I’m figuring out. First the back story.  Some of us are changing our vibratory rate – bringing it up a notch. That means everything in our lives has to move towards happiness  🙂  For those of us switching up, working at not judging or stopping judging as soon as we can, leaving behind sad, mad, icky thoughts for a brighter interpretation and generally not hanging out in the paranoid, controlled, dog-eat-dog universe, is a requirement.

Today I got a little test: a visitation from someone in that older universe (the one inhabited by Republicans and Mr. Harper and other neanderthals. Oops, see? still have a way to go). I was sucked in for the better part of the day, asking useless questions such as “why is he so mean? what have I ever done to him? and other whiny thoughts. Then my niece, who was born with a higher vibratory chip in her psyche, said : “Ignore it! Don’t take it seriously!!”

Oh. It’s that easy?  Permission to ignore.  What a concept!

I had this revelation the other day  that we are all picking our delusions and living within them. We are all little universes, really, where everyone in a particular universe behaves within a certain range of the believer’s world view. Happy to say my outward world is improving immensely. But today was a powerful reminder about what to do when a caller arrives who has no “chip” in his psyche and no intention of knowing about such things.

Ignore any of their miserable remarks!!  simple. easy. clean – and presto-chango – you are back in your own universe, having fun. Someone posted a hilarious video that spoke to the situation and had me cracking up.  Ah yes, it does get easier with practise.

017fairiesdancerspeterpanneanderthal8the raising of the neanderthal ~ a journey of letting go and lightening up!


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Remarkable Recovery from a Brain Injury. Find Out How…


I hear on good authority that sticking up for complementary therapies still gets you laughed out of a medical school classroom – at least in Nova Scotia. Yet these same doctors must believe in magic. They called my daughter’s recovery from a horrific car accident “remarkable” but they never asked what made the difference.

Without energy therapy and homeopathic cream applied soon after her severe brain injury, followed by cranial-sacral brain work and yoga, and osteopathy added a few years later, my daughter would be far from the personal trainer she is today, with a dynamic web site and blog that attest to her brain skills. Her own determination and the love of her husband played an enormous role of course but there was another critical element. As a result, two years after the accident, she graduated from her journalism program just one point below Magna Cum Laude. And kept on going. From the most severe brain injury anyone can sustain, she has about 99% of her capacity back.

You would think the doctors would want to know why. You’d think they would ask.

One of the secrets was very early intervention with homeopathic cream and energy therapy. Two months after a head-on collision that left her with her head sliced open and 14 broken or smashed bones, my daughter paid a visit to the ICU where she had spent a week in a coma.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA One month in hospital: out of the coma, still with a feeding tube and delusional.

 As she laughed and chatted with the nurses, they were very surprised and delighted.  The doctors, however, stared slack-jawed; clearly they had expected a vegetable. In spite of living evidence before them, they asked not a single question. Once they had put her physical pieces back together – and they did a magnificent job of that –  the only thing the neurosurgeons had to offer was “time” and lack of stress to do the rest  of the healing. Here she was, well able to carry on ordinary conversation, yet they did not ask why.

A mother who is an energy therapist and part of a community of competent alternative therapists does not settle for “time”.  My healer friends and I began working on her brain as soon as the head wound had closed (a seven inch scar marks the spot). She was still delusional, calling people by their wrong names, babbling and very restless. She was only lucid for a minute or so each day. A quarter sized part of her left frontal lobe lay crushed as a dark mangled tangle. (As seen by me and confirmed by healer friends in Calgary who also reported the same thing.) Each treatment brought more lucidity and improvement. The jumps were very noticeable. They were not caused by “time” alone. I know this because other patients with brain injuries, admitted at the same time, were not making the same kind of progress.

Maggie - in tree Oct. '14 - Version 2My daughter as she is today

“Doctors are incurious” is a very damning statement I have heard. Yes, of course there are exceptions, my own physician and several friends among them, but as a general rule, this has been my experience. And this incuriosity certainly did not help the other brain injured patients on that floor. Neither does it bode well for our care.

Here is the take-home.  Treating the body and the mind without treating the energy field is like trying to turn a square cake into a valentine cake without using a heart shaped pan: it is a lot more work and has a far less satisfactory outcome. Just as a baking pan is essential for the shape of a cake; the energy field is integral to health; yet, 40 or more years since “the field” has been known, photographed, measured and taught in the West, it is still considered flakey or just plain voodoo. How wrong people can be.

My daughter is a living testament to what alternative therapies and energy work can do, yet the very physicians most people rely on, don’t appear to want to know what made such a vast difference.

 What a waste. What a crying shame.

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Gleaming Covers

P1040172Magic.  Who doesn’t love sunlight and sparkle?  Do you know the child’s tale about princesses who danced in a forest of crystal each night and made their suitors guess where they went? The men who guessed – the noble, kind, competent, persistent ones  married a princess. The other suitors had their heads lopped off.  Yes, there is that pesky down side…

The luminous trees yesterday reminded me of this tale.  They also reminded me that each of us has an outer gleaming cover that we show to the world – the “presentable” aspects of our good and funny selves that will appeal to other people and make us likeable. Usually with the help of mothers who hoped we would be princesses, rather than scullery maids, and worried about “what the neighbours would think”,  we became  invested in these gleaming covers. We avoid looking beneath  because we dread admitting the less acceptable aspects we have kept under wraps.

What I want to say here is that the crystal covering, with it’s eye catching gleam, like the ice on the branches, is brittle. It has no life. All the nourishment lies in the darker branch underneath; the branch that supports the sparkling cover. In us, this is the more substantial self, the human self that makes mistakes, cries, yells sometimes and (perish the thought!) might even be a bitch from time to time.  This part of us is full of life!  It is nothing to be ashamed of – it is human.

It is also the part that gets damaged by trauma; that needs to heal. As long as we concentrate on “keeping our gleam on”, we never heal the deeper aspects that may be crying for attention.  The part underneath needs our kindness, our latitude and our forgiveness*: the darker, less showy aspects crying to be loved.

Looking beneath, leaving our mothers’ cautionary tales behind, we encounter  a rich compost of life. Of course, mixed in are broken eggs, bits of rotted tomato, and other stinky things, but have you noticed what strong trees this compost grows? 

Don’t be afraid to embrace your imperfect self. It is so alive and beautifully fallible – like all the rest of us.  Together with the polished coating, the two create a gleaming tree that brushes the sky.


* Please see my post on Forgiveness in the side bar. It will show you a powerful way to do this.

If this has touched you, pass it on to others who may benefit by liking it and sharing it. Thanks!    Wishing you strength and joy…

The inestimable Power of Juicing, Having Hope and Good Cheer. Vital in Fighting Cancer and MS

The Gerson Institute in Southern California and Mexico has been having remarkable results with terminal cancer since 1928 using juiced organic vegetables as it’s cornerstone therapy.

Meet Charlotte Gerson at 90. This is what juicing looks like when you’ve been doing it all your life. She is still running her clinic. As a child her father cured her TB, along with the wife of Dr. Albert Schweitzer.

Dr. Terry Wahls cured her MS with three dinner plates full of veggies each day. Emerging from a wheelchair within a year, she is now riding and hiking and doing her medical rounds with ease. You can see her TED talk on You Tube. Her story is amazing and very inspiring.

I found all this out by researching for a client of mine last spring who had 4th stage metastasized liver cancer. It had already lodged in her breast, chest wall and lymph glands. After 6 months of twice weekly energy sessions, targeted chemotherapy, and alternate means, last fall she got an all-clear pet scan. This is so rare the shocked doctors didn’t believe the results and ordered new tests. Her pet scans of the liver continue to be clear, though she had a very minor recurrance in the chest wall for which she is being irradiated. In a week or so, she is off to a clinic offering an 8 week program in alternate therapies, after talking with patients who have experienced this program and lived 20 years beyond 4th stage diagnoses. She is doing everything possible to be among that successful group.

I cannot speak for these other people, but I can tell you what made a critical difference for my client. We can all adopt some of her strategies easily BEFORE getting sick.

This is Drew Canole. Find him on You Tube. He can inspire anyone to juice!

Juicing organic veggies is number one because it drenches your body in fresh nutrients, vital to the body’s metabolic processes.  I started juicing last spring and within a couple of weeks, felt literally 40 years younger with more energy than I remember since being a child. If a simple beet will clear your liver of toxins, imagine what kale, parsley, celery, carrots and ginger will do – to name just a few!

Number two, yet just as critical, is dissolving unconscious negative beliefs that sabotage all efforts to heal. These are usually established in childhood but can also happen later. After the client above arrived for the first time, we began immediately to dissolve her underlying wish to die. Life over the past seven years had been too hard and she had given up any wish to continue. Fortunately, she was able to find strong reasons to live and the determination to re-program herself. This is always my first approach in therapy, no matter what the difficulty because otherwise, people sabotage their own healing process without even realizing it.

Taking turmeric every day with warm milk is third on my list. It is good for almost everything beyond destroying tumors. In Brazil it is revered because it neutralizes the venom of pit vipers! An ancient ayurvedic remedy used for thousands of years in Asia, the “nutraceutical” companies are onto this now, selling it as Curcumin and charging a fortune. But while we are still healthy, we don’t need to pay a fortune for the most absorbable brand; we can simply make sure we eat Turmeric (in which curcumin is the active ingredient) every day. I combine mine with coconut oil and warm milk (I, who cannot bear warm milk, find this really soothing and pleasant) to clear up asthma and save my brain from dreaded aging diseases. It’s a delicious spice, the main ingredient in curries.

Dr. David Hawkins Map of Consciousness shows the frequency levels of emotions. To stay healthy, you want to do your best to stay in the upper half. Juicing and energy work are easy ways to get there.

Finding ways to be happy is vital. Why is it so important?  Because being happy is a very high frequency state and disease has a great deal of trouble surviving in high frequencies. Cancer, like all disease, is a low frequency occurance, thriving on fear, despair and anger.

Physicians who take away hope have no idea that they are helping the disease. My heroic client saw her oncologist the other day; he destroyed her hope, not just once but repeatedly – in spite of her amazing results. She left his office shattered and it took her weeks to regain her fighting form again. Without any other support, in her vulnerable state, she might easily have succumbed.  Don’t let your doctor do this to you! Walk out. Refuse to hear it.  Surround yourself with all the happiness and hope that you can muster.

It seems we are called to fight sometimes. It can be disease and doctors or your local school board or whatever.  But having energy for all this is essential. Juicing and clearing negative programming are two very easy ways to regain energy, happiness and resiliency.

If you do, you stand a good chance of looking as happy as these older people, years down the road! 

Escaping Crocodiles: Climbing into Happy, Safe Places

From time immemorial, all gods have been seen as punishing. Only the Buddhists managed to open the path to inner freedom from this egregious control. A teacher called Yeshua introduced an enlightened note, two THOUSAND years ago – a vast sea-change of viewpoint: LOVE, forgiveness and a merciful God, then promptly got strung up for it. His words were quickly co-opted by controlling forces and we were made to feel “bad” all over again. I don’t know what Allah did – but the present interpretation is just as punishing as the Christian fanatical view. We have eons of this in our DNA!  Punishment, “badness”, “unworthiness” – each generation hammers it home.  

A few lights show up every now and then to urge us to the right road. Some of us are fortunate enough to have lived in the time of Gandhi, Mandela, Mother Theresa, Desmond Tutu and Martin Luther King (how many of those people were white??? hmmm…) 

We have a chance now to let all the “wrong thinking” go! To see our actions as nothing more than having made mistakes, making wrong choices, being deluded, what would that be like? We have a chance to be KIND, to be LOVING, to be ACCEPTING of ourselves and others.  Some of us brought up our children this way so we know it works. At my daughter’s high school graduation, one teacher said that class was the kindest, most compassionate group she had yet seen. We witnessed it as we listened to a student with Cerebral Palsy give the valedictory address and heard the standing ovation. A sea-change had taken place.

Let’s emulate that class. Most of us are good. If you find yourself next to a “bad apple”, roll yourself away! You don’t need to stay there (unless you secretly think you need punishment). Let’s get over any need for this. 

How are you punishing yourself?  Take a minute to write down all the ways.  Then STOP and be kind instead. It can be that easy. (Granted, many situations are much more complex – but the fundamental decision is the same.) Ask yourself every time: “is this kind?”, “how is this helping him or her or me?”

 If we give up punishment, we also give up judging, intolerance, meanness, bullying and on and on. We have to help each other now to survive. IT’S THAT CRITICAL.

An anthropologist suggested the following game to a group of children in a tribe in Africa: He placed a basket full of fresh fruits under a tree. He then said that whoever reached the basket first in a race would be the winner of all the fruits. As he gave the signal to begin the race, the whole group held hands, ran bonded together and then sat and enjoyed the prize together.
When he asked why they had done such thing, when he had offered the possibility to one to be the ultimate winner, they replied: “UBUNTU — how could one of us be happy (feel happiness) while the rest are in despair, unhappy?”
UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: “I am, because we are.”


Ascending – A Photo Metaphor

Asend slowly and steadily…


Your way may be obscured by mists and veils…


You may feel alone at times…


Some parts may be smooth…


and some steep. Go carefully and slowly…


Magnificent views feed your soul and draw you onward…


Don’t give up!


You are almost there!


Reward:  vast perspective,  freedom, clear air, 360 degree vision, beauty beyond description!

Thank you for dropping by.  Please visit often  – both here and at EFFECTIVE RELIEF on facebook. Your presence is very much appreciated and valued.  I hope this encourages you to continue through the rough patches…These photos were from actual climbs that my son or I have managed. They are a great metaphor. “Eat”, my son would say; “drink” and “keep moving slowly and steadily”.


photos: mostly josh briggs, (one by jane moody and three unknown), taken in the  Canadian Rockies, Nepal and Mt. Cook, New Zealand

Sharing our Visions! “Feel the Love!” and Bring it ON!!

My friend John is earthing ways for the new frequencies to manifest. Well hidden in the hills of Italy, he is like a true mystic of old. Another person wrote from Vancouver that she believes we ourselves are creating what comes next – as the Aborigines do – dreaming the future into being. “Songlines” – if you don’t remember that book about the Aborigine world, please find it – so we can confidently begin dreaming wonderful new realities into being!

These new frequencies are breaking us free from greed and control and misery!  What do we want instead?  It’s a big question!

Some of the things that I yearn for, I’m sure you do too. Brainstorming would help us all. Here are some of mine and I’d love to know yours: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY (blame is so old; victimhood too.), FORGIVENESS, SHARING (since it seems an endless hunger for more, pure greed, that has created this mess), HEALTHY BOUNDARIES (invasiveness always leads to trouble), PEACE (apart from stopping Hitler, what good has war ever done?), HARMONY and COMPASSION  help everyone and everything, JOY, PLAY (let’s not forget that!), COOPERATION, POSITIVE CREATIVITY. Of course LOVE that comprises all of those things…

HOPE of change is in the air: mediation has become the norm in disputes (at least in Canada); the new Anglican bishop of Wellington NZ, is a priest who lived for years among homeless alcoholics and created community by having meals together, making people feel seen and valued.

 More gardens are being grown, local markets springing up, lots more organic farmers! Way more bikes are being ridden.Here in Nova Scotia, we’ve recycled for years and have elected a government that is doing it’s best, with inevitable mistakes, to work for everyone’s greater well-being.

I’m building my future from the outside in: in a world that is peaceful, giving, caring, sharing, I would live in and design eco houses, off the grid; continue healing work, write, paint, develop a wonderful garden in a loving partnership and community with friends and other helpful people, be open to barter, have open space around me…

Let’s share our visions!  Together we can remind one another and stimulate new ideas! I’m sharing ideas and some of my healing. What will you share?

Dispelling Dismal Thoughts – Keeping the Lighthouse Lit

image: hatty hatori

You know the feeling when dismal thoughts creep in during the night, creating misery when you wake? We don’t have to stay overwhelmed; we have a powerful tool within us that can dispel these shadows effectively.

At our very CORE, we have a Divine Spark. Healers can see it and Kabbalists and other mystics have written about it. All it takes to access it, is practise. You never again have to feel victimized by dark thoughts because you can expand this Spark to wipe them out. 

Begin by breathing deeply and slowly releasing all tension. When you feel ready, start dropping your consciousness deep into your body with the intent of reaching your very centre – your CORE. You can do this anatomically or by imagining a stairway. Just keep going. It may take you 2 minutes or 30 – time does not matter -just keep at it; you WILL get there! You cannot miss it unless you give up. Everyone has a Divine Spark, no matter how many layers obscure it. When you think you are close, just keep approaching until you feel merged in the Divinity – however you sense it. Once merged, intend that You expand – first through the physical body, then the emotional self, and finally throughout all thoughts. At this point, You will feel entirely Light, all darkness dispursed. If You wish to continue, You can clear your room, dwelling and property. Personally I find it hard to expand further than this. Please know that you cannot do this for others because it is invasive – even more so than walking into another’s home uninvited. 

At the end, don’t forget to give thanks for this incredible gift we all have within. None of us need feel victimized by dark thoughts ever again! All storms dissipate eventually but in the meantime we have an inner lighthouse that keeps us off the rocks.


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a spark of light can bring peace: hatty hatori

lighthouse painting:

Don’t EVER Lose Heart!

I have awesome clients.  They blow me away with their bravery, their determination, their ability to persist through difficult patches – and their willingness to seek greater joy through changing old patterns. Not that it takes a long time with energy work. And I give effective tools to ease pain and let it go. Still…

What really thrills me is to witness former clients building happier more effective lives after a course of treatment. Examples I can think of include an introverted mother who is now a respected doula and birth educator, speaking publicly and studying to further her career; another person, very shy and retiring, who hid an eating disorder for 25 years, walked into a meeting 10 minutes late, sat down and with a cocky smile, announced “you can start now. I’ve arrived.” Then there are the people who bounce joyfully into my office having kicked a lifelong depression. There was a person of retirement age whom I was deeply concerned about. A debilitating exhaustion had been untraceable for years in spite of seemingly doing all the right things. Not only did this person find the source, they cured it, and went on to train as a chef in a city far from home. I could go on – but you get the drift.

People have huge potential and a resilience that is awe-inspiring.  When you are discouraged, take heart and take that first step. All the rest will follow. Just seek support and help. Not one of us can do this journey alone.  If you have no extra money, think of something you can trade  – cooking? gardening? organizing? what skills can you barter?  Many of us are open to some of this.


Ecstacy ~

I understand it now…

The world painted in colours I’d forgotten,


In scents, enchantments ~

A river of colour inflowing

my body, my senses stretching open in wonder,



I am travelling the in-between,

along the flow of things: 

A river of awakening,  re-enchanting 

my soul with earthy delight.


image: Diana Trout

Moving Towards the Totally New

2012 is a freaky journey, no two ways about it. You have to have a lot of inner fortitude – “guts”, in other words.  Those who know me, know me as a grounded, calm, person who is stable and “ordinary” in the loosest sense of that word.

In the past few months the clearing and forgiving I’ve always done has been intensified. Switching my thoughts to a bright view has become a constant habit and avoiding negativity has become imperative.

Last night in the middle of the night, I awoke to the strong sensation of my normal sense of myself as a human, with familiar  anatomy, fading into the background. In the forefront was the clear sensation of a sphere composed of lines of light – like a geodesic dome. I could still think but I felt a great deal of love.  I vaguely wondered how this was going to look and operate. When I awoke this morning all was back to “normal”. No one will look at me strangely today I don’t think!

 Just thought I’d mention it, in case anyone else is having weird things happen to them quite apart from time warps and bad memory and sudden exhaustion that I hear others mention.

Wild Call

Step out from icky

sticky emotion!

Nested in trees of learning, we taste the wind…

A wild calling, faint murmur of ethers; 

A curling wave, swelling,

testing our our balance, our strength.

Gate guardians: we don’t know how many…

Will we thread this eye of needle?

Do we have sufficient  I N T E G R I T Y ?  


Mind – un-bind,

Forget what they are doing! 

In Light we ride the wind!