What I do

Soooo- What do I do?

I am a channel. What’s that?

In the broadest sense, a channel is one who receives information from a source outside of one’s physical experience. Whether it is from a spirit guide, intuition, or a “clair”, it’s information you get and think, “How did I know that?”

The “clairs” are a whole ‘nuther topic. Stay tuned.

I believe everyone can channel. How it manifests differs from person to person.

I am a full body trance channel. That means my ego steps aside – that was a challenge in the beginning. My ego steps aside and Divine, in whatever aspect that is most resonant with the client comes in and talks through me.  With my clientele, it is a conversation, not pontification or lecture.

I have also heard channeling called “psychic mediumship.” I believe the concepts are the similar, if not the same. Receiving information from Divine and passing it on to a client.

I have ben channeling in some form or another since I was eight. At least, that is the earliest circumstance that I can remember.

There I was, eight years old, standing in front of my easel. You know the one: chalkboard on one side, some sort of white laminate on the other. You know, the board your mom always told you to not paint on,  but somehow, paint always managed to find its way on to it. Hmmm.

Anyway, I was on the chalk board chalk in hand, when I drew a beautiful line drawing. Simplistic in execution. Yet able to convey the image of a woman, reclining under a tree. The curves were perfect. Her hips would generous. Her calf was sturdy. Her breasts were – wait, what? – Her breasts?!?! Eight-year-old me drew boobs?!

I panicked. A naked woman was not a Catholic child thing to draw!

So I erased her.

I erased all of her. I stuffed the ability down to the point I still think I can’t draw.

In my 20’s, I delved into tarot, topics of a psychic nature, reincarnation. Opening myself up to the possibilities.

It took me over 20 years to really get the hang of it. My ego kept getting in the way.

But after a lot of practice with various groups and friends, I finally “got it.”

I really kicked it into gear when I was sick with cancer. I was channeling for the chaplain at the hospital. Friends who visited me. Even my kids when they didn’t know it.

My ego really stepped out of the way to allow Divine to come through.

Channeling is a way to receive information from a source outside of your physical experience. From a higher realm. It is accessing higher consciousness to convey information from Divine. There is always a positive, loving impact.

Listening to Spirit, your guides, or your best self is what will improve your world, our world. Stepping out of the mainstream and into the Collective Consciousness. Realizing that every action you take has an effect on everything puts you in that space of Divine healing.

What channeling is not

Demonic possession – Possession is involuntary and invasive. Channeling by consent.
Evil - Higher Realm beings only
Religious – Spirit has no religion. Spirit cannot be defined or confined by man-made constructs.
Ego-based –it’s not channeling if your ego is at play.
Binding anyone to you – nope, that is unethical.
A surefire way to get lottery numbers – believe me, I have tried. If it’s not your time to win, nothing’s gonna help
A replacement for professional care
           I do not diagnose, prescribe or treat. I am not an MD, nor have I ever played     one on TV. 

Channeling has been around for – well, ever. Oracles, geniuses, prodigies. And it’s not like how it happens in the movies.

When I channel, I ask you to breathe, ground, and open your heart. Spirit comes through me. My demeanor changes, my voice, posture. Some clients have told me my facial features physically change. From eye color and shape to other facial features.

Yes, I have a degree in theatre. And I have struggled with that, thinking I was a charlatan.

In my personal work, however, I have been assured my theatrical experience has acclimated my physical body to the changes Guides bring about. It makes it easier for me to be comfortable. For guides to present different personas.

Not all channels change as drastically as I do. It does not negate their ability or integrity.

Everybody channels in the way they are most suited for.

Yeah, I’ll channel for you soon.

Until then.

Blessings.

Basics: Intention

Today’s topic is intention

Really, I could say “Intention is everything and all you need” and leave it at that. But there’s so much more.

Sooooo what is intention?

One of Dictionary.com’s definitions of intention is “purpose.” Your goal, purpose, or aim is your intention. It’s something you mean to do, whether you pull it off or not.

Everyone can use an intention and anyone can set an intention.

Intentions are set in your mind and heart anytime you need one.

When you start a new day, you can set an intention for the best outcomes. When you go to bed, set the intention to recover, restore, heal, learn, get excellent rest, meet a new spiritual teacher, explore past lives, woof! So much you can do.

Intentions help you focus when you start a new task or project. At your job, set the intention for all the information to come easily. When you pay bills, set the intention that the money goes to not only pay off your debt, but to provide living wages to the employees who provide the service, the money goes to improve the community.

It’s a blessing that you are asking for the highest and best outcome for all you do.

So how does intention affect your spiritual life?

It gives you a direction. If your intention is to walk gently upon the Earth, then you are guided to change long-standing habits, yes? Using less plastic, eating more organic food, recycling, and so on.

You have established a purpose of helping the Earth. You take steps to accomplish that.

When you set an intention for your spiritual life, you focus on those practices which raise your frequency. Like coming from a place of love. That’s a big one. That leads to compassion, forgiveness, loads of spiritual de-cluttering.

I believe that intention has an impact on what you draw to yourself. If you are cranky about paying bills, then you resent the money, the service, and the people. Then, things go awry.

Have you ever noticed when you are doing something in anger, the activity takes on a different feel. When I am making something when I am angry, I don’t have as easy a success with it. I find myself facing more challenges.

For example, I was making these masks from a place of “well everyone else is doing it. I guess I gotta.” My heart wasn’t really in the task of the making.

So –

My thread kept breaking. I ran out of supplies. I could not find supplies in-store or online. I had to make my own bias tape.

I got cranky. So cranky to the point that I made a rookie mistake. I sewed over a pin with one of those large plastic heads. I knocked my needle shaft out of alignment. My machine spent five days in the shop. And the project stalled.

Yes, I was able to borrow a machine from a friend. But I was so upset, so unhappy with this task, I let her machine sit. Never touched it. I waited until my machine came back. And then, I plowed through the rest of the project.

If I had been making these masks from a place of “I am contributing to the community,” I would not have reacted so strongly to these challenges, these obstacles. I would have been able to just roll with it.

I would have been more focused on the task at hand and on the people who would benefit from my efforts.

Intention is about attitude. I hear the phrase “an attitude of gratitude.” I was on an intuitive panel recently, and a client asked what she needed to do to make her life as amazing as she felt it should be. My response to her was recognize that your life is amazing now. *You* are amazing. Bringing up that gratitude, being thankful for the least little thing. It changes everything when you are grateful for something.

The look on her face when I told her she was her own superhero, her hand landed on her heart, her fingers spread. The look on her face was one of realization of “Oh my gosh! I am amazing.” I saw her perception shift.

When you approach anything in your life with a positive intention, the channels of energy relax. Inspiration comes when you are relaxed. Everything flows better when you are relaxed. Take a moment and tense up. Take an attitude of “Grrrrrr, I gotta get this done.” Feel everything tense up. Try to move your arm when you are holding a tight fist. You don’t move. Now, relax, take a deep deep breath. Feel everything release. Feel the energy flow.

I also have an abundance of intention when I do my stuff. As I write for podcasts, my intention is to give you information, give you tools, for me to put my thoughts into words. Even I cook, I set my intention of providing my family with nutritious delicious food. When I knit or crochet, I maintain an attitude of peace, love, whatever else I’m feeling.

It gets easier the more you do it.

So truly what it boils down to is: intention is your attitude.

How does one set an intention?

Breathe deeply. (Deep breathing is the starting point pretty much everything.)

Calm your mind.

Imagine the highest and best outcome for what you are starting on. Surround it with love.

See it happen in the best possible way

Put words to your goal

Write it out, if you want to. Place it where you can see it

There. You set your intention.

Look, there is so much negativity even outside of these interesting times, so many people see the negative in everything. Take a moment to step beyond the negative, and see the positive. Be sincere because sarcasm can bite you. Take some time and thought, and practice. It does get better and easier.

As you approach any task, any project, as you approach your life, check your attitude at the door. Breathe deeply to relax. Set your intention to be a positive influence in the world around you.

Until next time.

Blessings.

Basics – The Ethics I Follow

Let’s talk ethics.

Yeah, I have heard people call what I do a scam. Some folks have not been happy with a reading or session from me. Other times, people have commented on event pages that we are charlatans, fakes.

Admittedly, I am sure there are those out there who would take advantage of others. People like that are in every occupation. Sad to say. I have heard stories about someone calling for thousands dollars to remove a curse. There are religious leaders who ask constantly for money. Then they show up with another private jet “from God.”

Some practitioners charge a lot more money than I would be willing to pay for their services.

But that is them. I don’t know their circumstances. I really don’t feel it is my place to judge.

That’s the inspiration for this post. I want to lay it out for y’all. I want you to hear what my take is on what I do. What I feel is a good measure of a practitioner. The rules I follow.

As a practitioner, my responsibility to you as a client is to:

Ask for and get your consent to check your energy, consult with your guides, or otherwise work with you.

I have encountered this consent issue on both sides.

Once, I was checking out a new event in my area. I chatted up the organizer, a chakra balancer, for about an hour. We exchanged our resumes, so to speak, talked about various metaphysical topics, got along pretty well.

Then, as I said my goodbyes, we hugged. We metaphysical people are a huggy bunch.

I could feel him checking out my energy. It was invasive. I pushed him away, saying, “I did not give you permission to do that.”

He shrugged his shoulders, palms out at an angle, with a “”hey” kinda attitude. He said, “It’s what I do.”

No, I said. Not without permission.

I walked away from that event never to vend for them.

I encountered a reader who kinda jumped me. I had just met them. Then, they came by while I was talking to someone else. In a session! saying they just had to touch me and were on me without waiting for anyresponse. I was so taken aback at their audacity. I don’t trust them. I do not refer people to them. And I will not work with them.

Another time, I was a practitioner at an event, doing past life healing. A client sat in front of me, ready for a reading. I found an ailment pulled forward from another life into this one.

I said, hey, I see this and we can fix it. Do you wanna?

They said, No, thank you.

At first, I was surprised. It was the first time somebody declined. I don’t know why they said no and honestly, it wasn’t for me to force them or persuade them to accept.

So, I said, Oh, OK.

And we moved on.

I cannot emphasize enough how important willing consent is to the healing process. If I am working on a client and they are not ready for the healing, they will tense up and constrict the flow. Then, the work is harder than it would be with an agreeable client.

I respect your boundaries.

Next up: I am not the only practitioner out here. I will not bind a client to me. You, as a client, have every right to shop around. At in person events where there are several practitioners around, I encourage people to check out other vendors. Tune into everyone’s energy to see who resonates with them.

Sometimes, clients circle back around to me. Other tomes they find someone else better suited to them. It’s cool however it works out. Best outcome, don’cha know.

Then, there is the referral aspect. After talking with a client to understand what they need, it can happen that I feel I am not the one for the client.

On one occasion, someone was referring another person to me. But I didn’t see it as a good fit. I knew immediately who they needed to see. I walked them over to another practitioner and left them there. It’s respectful to a client to give them what they need. Even if that means it’s not coming from me.

As for not binding someone to me, I do not get jealous if you go to another practitioner. I may not be what you need that day. Or you want to explore other possibilities. Cool. Go for it. My hope for you is that you find your happiness. Wherever it is.

I encourage you and show you how to tune into how you feel when you encounter a new practitioner.

Speaking of prosperity (well, I wasn’t, but this is still something I want to cover). I do not have your lotto numbers. I don’t have my lotto numbers. If I did, well, it doesn’t matter because I don’t.

I am not a replacement for certified medical care. There are laws about that.

I do not diagnose, prescribe, or treat medical conditions. I do not cure you. I can cure bacon, but that’s it.

I will not ask you to change medications, or ignore a professional’s assessment. What I do is complementary or supportive. Not a replacement.

I will check your energy. If I get information about healing on an energetic level, I will share it with you. I can pull from my experience. Always with the caveat to consult your own doctor.

I will sit with you if you are having a panic attack or your anxiety is through the roof. I will support you as best I can without blowing sunshine up your ass. Take three crystals and call me in the morning is not a replacement for your anti-anxiety meds. Nope.

I strive to find resources to support you.

Client Privilege

I do not talk about your specific sessions with others. Any references I have made here are as vague as possible, but with the salient information to get my point across.

It has happened when someone asked questions about someone they had referred to me. I said, nope. Client privilege. They will tell you if they want you to know.

We both have the right to set boundaries and terminate the professional relationship.

If I feel I am not able to adequately help you, I will back off, refer you to someone else or terminate our sessions.

If you feel you are not benefitting from our sessions, you have every right to stop them.

I do not believe I am the only one you should consult. The Universe is too big to think I am the only one for you.

I do not always have the magic words for you. My job is to help you find them in yourself.

Until next time.

Blessings

Basics of BLH Meditations

Today’s focus is the basics of our meditations here.

Meditation places the practitioner in a vulnerable place. Your guard is down. You are open to input from divine. You are not really paying attention to the world around you.

So – how do you keep yourself safe during this time of tuning into Spirit?

You set protection up. Be it a shield, ward, guardian spirit guide. Whatever you are most comfortable with.

With each meditation, we start with the Infinity Breath. That sets into motion a protective sphere of Divine around up. Want it to be an angel? Cool. Go for it. Prefer a force field. OK. A mirror ball to deflect any unwanted energies away. That works , too.

See, the point here is to make it what you want. What best serves you. You have complete control over the imagery you use. I offer suggestions, ideas. But ultimately, it’s all about whatever t you need to feel safe so you can dive into your work.

I’ve experienced all sorts of protections. Here are more ideas for you to use in your soul explorations. And when you listen to any of my podcasts, insert your favorite.

A blue light – Blue is a color of angels. Michael and Mother Mary, in particular.  They are the heavy hitters of Divine protection.

A white light – general protective color of Spirit. Cleansing and uplifting

The orbs of love we use in the Infinity Breath

When waking down streets and I really don’t want to be noticed, I place heavy shielding, like metal shielding. I am still conscious of my surroundings, but I feel less obvious.

Your Spirit Guides walk with you all the time. As I get more meditations ready, we will definitely have several devoted to working with your guides.

Protective crystals include black stones such as black tourmaline jet, obsidian. They are also quite grounding, helps you stay connected to your body as you meditate. Labradorite, hematite, fluorite, blue kyanite, and apache tear. All of these are easily obtainable.

Most importantly, feel and KNOW you are protected and cared for. Your intention is the most solid tool you can use.

Woof

February 1, 2020

Today started out with a feeling of overwhelm. It was not the usual perky trip through the grocery store. But it has resulted in much needed conversation with three people.

Admittedly, I am feeling a sense of foreboding about America’s current political climate. I am afraid for our country, for my country. I am afraid that the results of the impeachment proceedings will send a message to darker forces that greed and hate will win.

As a human, I am scared and  exhausted. As a human, I really want spirit to assure me in a physical way that the outcome will be for the benefit of our country, the human race. As a human, I really really really hope the next election results in the removal of these people who function under the belief that greed, money, and ego is the right path. I have commented that these people who I pray lose their political positions will never find any sort of income, like speaking engagements, after their term in office. That is assuming they are voted out.

I also hope that the citizens who support and cheer on these evil people, will realize the horrific impact of their beliefs, of the actions that are happening at this time.

But as a spiritual person, I also believe that it is not my job to wish karma, to control another person’s karma. I believe that they will see the consequences, that they will experience the consequences of their actions.

I am having a crisis of faith. Plain and simple. There are things in my everyday life I can control, that I can take action about. Goals I can work toward. Things I can do. It’s a feeling of powerlessness and lack of control that is overwhelming me today. I see there are changes to be made. I see there are actions to be taken. I also see there is a longer game at play. And all of my metaphysical abilities, all of the resources I have at hand spiritually speaking, are asking me to be patient.

I hear myself asking clients to breathe. I ask my clients to cut themselves some slack. I asked them to look beyond the moment. To see themselves in the future. It is time for me to listen to my own advice.

So I spend my day breathing, breathing, and hoping.

Abundance is Your Birthright

21 May 2019

“Abundance is my natural birthright.”  – Infinite Waters (Diving Deep)

Going through writing prompts and videos. Seeing a lot about abundance. Circumstnaces around me are focused around wealth, abundance, feelings of lack. The full spectryum.

My journey is taking me on a walk through the thought process of achieving abundance. Leaving behind thoughts that my worth was less. Stepping into my power as a healer. Providing added support to my family. Setting myself up for success.

It brings a lot of issues to bear. I am not capable of making my own decision. I am easily lead by another. Cutting ties to toxic relationships. Learning that I am the only one I am responsible for. My reactions. Not anyone else’s personal assistant. I can’t make anyone read or respond or follow up.

Feeling that I am worthy and worth it. I am good at what I do. I deserve to be compensated for my services.

OH! How Exciting! Change and Growth

 *Happy sigh*
  
 Today marks the start of a new aspect of my growth as a teacher and mentor. I am leading my first class in my new office classroom today. I look back and see the journey behind me. I look forward to the path ahead.
  
 Woof. This all started when I was 8. I drew a chalk line drawing of a woman reclining under a tree. I stepped back and thought, “Wow. That is really good. Her hips are curvy. Look at that calf. Her breasts are perky yet natural.”
  
 “Wait. WHAT?! Her breasts?!?! No, no NO! I can’t do that.” And I erased it with no recognition from anyone else.
  
 I was 8. Brought up Catholic. The body was not for public consumption.
  
 So, I stuffed it all down. Some Divine input made its way in under the guise of Catholic lore. Praying one Good Friday (yes, I had a phase of being *really* Catholic). At 3pm, a cloud obscured the sun. Just like in the gospels. 
  
 Then, as a sophomore in college, I left the Church. Spent a couple of years as an atheist. (That was a lonely place for me.) Then , a chunk of time as an agnostic. And then, now.
  
 When I opened up to the possibilities Spirit presents, things really took a turn. I started reading Tarot, became attuned to Reiki, found Edgar Cayce, Jane Roberts and Seth, explored past life topics, found extra-terrestrials, crystals, and channeling.
  
 I took classes, met in consciousness-raising groups, found my spiritual niche.
  
 Lost friends. Made friends. Found myself.
  
 So today I am leading a workshop on exploring one’s own past lives. In my office classroom. With people who are interested and ready in upping their game. 
  
 I am home. 
  
 Thank you, Spirit, for your patience, LOVE, guidance. Thank you for the joy I have re-discovered in walking my true path, finding my heart, giving me the opportunity to help others heal.
  
 Blessings to you all. 

It’s that time of year

I gave up stressing out over the holiday season. Reminders (memes) about not putting yourself in deep debt over Christmas are regularly showing up now. I think it is a reflection of a changing paradigm.

I mean, really. It is hitting the fan on more than a few fronts. The old guard is under fire for being greedy and selfish. Minorities are standing up and say, “Enough!” Then, there’s the pressure of consumerism laying it on so thick about “What your {insert the person you would feel most guilty about ‘disappointing’} REALLY wants.” How do they know???

What I really want is happiness. For me. My family. For those in need. For those healing from trauma. For those who are fighting so hard for their welfare. For everyone’s welfare.

Is that so hard to grasp?

I guess it is if one believes that happiness has a price tag and can only be bought. Those folks who think everyone else is lazy/cheap/not up to date for not buying the latest and greatest. Those who do not trust themselves to be with themselves. Those who do not trust themselves or even like themselves.

Maybe it is delusional of me to think that people are happy without all the trappings of gilded toilets and cars that cost more than shelter. But I don’t think so.

I have had life experiences which taught me that people are important. People helped me through my cancer experience. People have helped my kids be the brilliant beings they are. People who are a part of my every day life. People who commit to making the world a better place.

So what does all this mean?

It means: Take care of yourselves. Take care of your heart. Your Spirit. Be kind to yourself. Get that massage. Speak kindly of and to yourself. Take a break from the news. Don’t interact to an inflammatory email. Stand up and with someone who needs support.

As Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

Go Forth and Be God

June 12, 2019

Thank you, Universe, for this drive time meditation. Blessings to us all.

Start with the Infinity Breath.

Breathe in LOVE. Breathe out that which no longer serves you.

(For you, doubt. And you over there, guilt. And you, judgement.)

Do this at least three sets. Until you feel clearer.

Now, breathe in LOVE. Breathe out Calm.

Breathe in LOVE. Breathe out Calm.

Breathe in Love. Breathe out Calm.

Now Breathe in LOVE. Breathe out God/Divine/Source.

Continue this cycle.

Feel the GOD in you. Feel how God spreads out and encompasses your surroundings.

Feel the how you are Divine. How Divine is you.

You are GOD and GOD is YOU.

You are GOD and GOD is YOU.

You are GOD and GOD is YOU.

This is freedom from anyone else’s power over you.

This is GOD-ness.

Go forth and be GOD.

Gimme Patience. Right Now!

2019 Nov 21

Gimme Patience

“Lord, give me patience. Give me patience. Gimme patience!”

A friend was recounting her life to me in the produce section of TJ’s. “All this stuff is happening. Husband is going through this. Son is dealing with this. Daughter is not handling this. I stand there and say, Lord, give me patience.”

It took me until the cheese and meat section to see what she could change. “You are asking for patience. And you are finding yourself in situations requiring patience. What if you changed that thinking?”

Light bulb central.

Now, I don’t know much about her life since that day. Looking at her FB presence, I can see her life has changed. I hope new thinking had a hand in the  her life shift.

I am facing some opportunities for changing my thinking.  Changing my focus about  my business. Assuring my language is impeccable. Seeing the possibilities and different approaches. Embracing the long game on the path to change.

The long game. What?

A term from American football, “long game”  means to have a long-term plan. A larger, wider perspective.

In our daily lives, it means to have a goal, a plan you can follow, a map. If you need to refer to the map, do so. Refer to your plan as often as needed. You take steps – I will not call them baby steps. You need to take steps to make progress.

It will not give you immediate results, though. Immediate gratification is not usually possible for profound growth. It takes steps. Some steps are small. Some are longer. Sometimes that step is to step back and review, assess and re-assess where you have been and where you are. Some steps result in greater progress.

As long as you take action, you are making progress.

Alignment may be such that others are taking steps on your path, too. Those in body and those in Spirit are working with you to achieve your goal of growth. The support you have is real and abundant. Be grateful for it. Send Love out as often as you can.

I send you Love and Abundance blessings.