Sunday inspiration: The power of language

Mars is retrograde in Gemini, the sign of language and communication as well as the assimilation of our experiences through thought. Mars is in a challenging square aspect to dreamy Neptune right now which can be confusing, but it also offers an opportunity to use language to generate magic. 

In my practice I am often gifted with the opportunity to help a client find a new direction in their lives, and often this comes through words. For example, in 2012 I posted an article about a reading with a client who had been working on her own personal transformation and learning techniques to help other people to evolve and connect with their own divine power within them.  When she talked about the work that she was doing and her excitement about shifting her work life into more transformative work like this her entire face lit up and it was clear that this was her soul work.

Still, she lacked confidence and was afraid to take those steps to move forward and make this shift. This is so true for many of us!  She told me, “I pray about it every day.”   In her prayers she has been asking “why am I still stuck, what is keeping me from moving forward.”

In the 1990s when I was developing the work I now call Visioncrafting™ Tony Robbins was a guru of mine (before he fell off the pedestal as gurus so often do). In any case, one of the most important lessons he teaches is that to get the right answers you have to ask the right questions.  If your questions run along the lines of “why does this always happen to me,” you will tend to reinforce the feeling of […]

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By |2022-11-20T07:51:32-05:00November 20th, 2022|Inspiration|0 Comments

Sunday inspiration: A blessing for Presence

One thing about storms, whether astrological or meteorological, is that after they pass through their is a moment when everything is clean and fresh, the trauma and drama have subsided and we are left with this precious point in time between the past and the future. We call that moment the Present, and the experience of that moment is Presence. The late John O’Donohue left us so many beautiful works, including this one which I offer today now that we have made it through the total lunar eclipse of last week and this week’s unseasonable hurricane here on the east coast.

May you awaken to the mystery of being here
And enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.

May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses.

May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon.

May you respond to the call of your gift
And find the courage to follow its path.

May the flame of anger free you from falsity.

May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and anxiety never linger about you.
May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul.

May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention.
May you be consoled in the secret symmetry of your soul.

May you experience each day as a sacred gift, Woven around the heart of wonder.

John O’Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us 


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By |2022-11-13T07:31:20-05:00November 13th, 2022|Inspiration|4 Comments

Sunday inspiration: Heal this Land

I first posted this after the election in 2008, and reposted it in 2013. Since the U.S. midterm elections are this Tuesday, and affected by a powerful eclipse, I thought it might be worth a revisit. If you have the time, please take a listen to listen to Tina Malia’s beautiful voice of healing and inspiration at the bottom of this post.. 

In “Leading with Vision and Trust”  Warren Bennis writes:

Why did India’s poor march to the sea with Gandhi against the salt tax? Because they trusted him. Trust is based on predictability: trusted leaders make themselves known and make their positions clear. Four leadership qualities together engender trust:

  • Vision
  • Empathy
  • Consistency
  • Integrity

Creating a vision

Leaders manage the dream: they have the capacity to create a compelling, over-arching vision that takes people to a new place.

A vision is a portrait of the future that grabs. Initially it grabs the leader, and then their magnetic intensity and commitment to it draw others in. Leaders love what they do. The passion that comes from knowing what they want, that is demonstrated by their unswerving commitment to a vision, communicates hope and inspiration.

Visions animate, inspire and transform purpose into action. Visions bring about confidence and a belief in others that they are capable of performing to their full potential.

Communicating the vision

Believing in one’s dreams is not enough. Without communication nothing can be realised.

Leadership is a transaction between leaders and followers. Neither could exist without the other. Leaders must understand their followers, and followers must understand those who lead. This interaction creates a unified focus that flows from the communication of a clear, compelling, vivid and exciting image of a desired state of affairs.

Communication creates […]

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By |2022-11-06T10:26:44-05:00November 6th, 2022|Inspiration|1 Comment

Sunday inspiration for Scorpio Eclipse transformation

The Sun and Moon have reached their conjunction today at the first degree of transformational Scorpio, and over the next few days the energies are building for the solar eclipse at the Scorpio New Moon on Tuesday October 25th. We are fully into Scorpio season now, where we dive fearlessly into the depths of passion and Truth and emerge forever changed. 

Unfortunately I have lost the source for this poem and am unable to find it – if you know the writer please let me know!

art by Verena Wild

There’re many stages of transformation in our lives

The strongest are are the ones that can’t be always seen from the outside

These within transformations can sometimes play tricks on our minds by making us think that we’re still standing in the same spaces

But when we keep connecting within and silence daily our mind with meditation or anything that will align us with our higher self

We can then actually see the dance of our soul twirling on the spiral ladder that keeps lifting us.

Looking from the outside can seem like we’re taking the same paths or turning in the same circles

Trust your guidance

You’re constantly being guided towards higher steps

Fear will make you feel like the past scenarios are close by youDon’t let it activate their emotions, they’re past over and so far away from you

Trust that you’re standing in the most beautiful place like you’ve never been before.

Every dark and light that you’ve been through have been weaving a magical dress that you’re wearing right now, in this space where you’re standing

A dress that’s sewed to the night and day

To the moon and sun, the sea and oceans, the sky and stars, […]

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By |2022-10-23T12:21:41-04:00October 23rd, 2022|Inspiration|1 Comment

Sunday inspiration: My wish for you

art by Tarn Ellis

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote this, but this my wish today for you, and me, and all of us. ❤️

This is my wish for you:

Comfort on difficult days,

smiles when sadness intrudes,

rainbows to follow the clouds,

laughter to kiss your lips,

sunsets to warm your heart,

hugs when spirits sag,

beauty for your eyes to see,

friendships to brighten your being,

faith so that you can believe,

confidence for when you doubt,

courage to know yourself,

patience to accept the truth,

Love to complete your life.

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By |2022-10-16T08:42:36-04:00October 16th, 2022|Inspiration|7 Comments