Women’s March January 21, 2017

Though our nation has elected a president that speaks to a demand for economic change,  we cannot sacrifice respect for one another and human rights in the process, nor do we have to.  Women are uniting in cities throughout the United States on January 21, to march for “human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity”.  I can think of no greater power than that of women united in our heart’s truth that we must care for one another, we must nurture life to sustain it, and there can be no tolerance of domination or dictates that designate any human to be of less value than another.

Since the first Women’s Rights Convention in our country at Seneca Falls, New York in 1898, women have had to fight for equal rights and in 2017 we are still fighting.  Our united voice cannot remain dormant at this critical time of political challenge.  Once again, we must stand in solidarity and make our presence known. We must show that we have the courage and conviction to be a voice for ourselves, humanity, and the planet we share.

We don’t have to have all the answers to achieving unity and well-being, but we do have to come together and demand that we find them.  We do have to stand for love, for peace, for the awareness that we cannot endure the levels of violence and destruction that are so frequent in our daily lives as to numb our minds and hearts.

Women have long been confined by inequality, and in the U.S. we have succumbed to an over-investment in our physical appearance as a necessary and primary value of our worth.  This is an historic opportunity to emerge beyond those facades and demonstrate our inherent power to live and create in unity and respect for all life.  This is a chance to be a global voice of strength as women unite for One and for All.    Whether man or woman, you are invited to march.

In Los Angeles we will be meeting at Pershing Square downtown, marching from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (arrive by 9:00 a.m.), with events in the park taking place until 3:00 p.m.  For detailed information, go to https://womensmarchla.org,  or visit their facebook page www.facebook.com/events/1211228062281167.  For other cities, simply google “women’s march January 21, 2017” to find information on the march in the city nearest you.

As our nation awakens let us march in peace and pray in faith.  Let us be more compassionate as we demonstrate that our power together in love, is greater than any threat to divide.





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Teach Oneness

What is Oneness?  It is the awareness that we all come from the same Source, however we perceive or name that which created Us.  Born of the same source, we are all equal in value.

Oneness is the reflection that we are inherently connected, therefore, what is done to another is ultimately done to oneself.  What goes around, comes around, hence the Golden Rule:  do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Our individual expression bestowed through incarnation, is relative to our soul’s journey and evolution.  We are all here at different levels of our spiritual (inner) growth.

Our entrapment comes through the emphasis that our differences make us separate from one another.  That’s the illusion; the divide.  It is a toxic conditioning of our minds that keeps us at odds, implies lack, and incites divisive reactivity.

In the midst of the U.S. political awakening, many more are alert now.  Those who have not felt heard are being heard.  But any change that takes place through an attack on another, cannot be lasting or effective change;  cannot heal the wounds, or mend the tears.

As daunting as the challenge appears, this is not the time to give up.  It’s the time to stand up in the truth of who we really are as spiritual beings having a temporary physical experience.  We are that which we were born of:  infinite potential, connected to infinite resource, given an infinite capacity to love.

The beauty of our individuality is that we can utilize our minds and hearts to create the visions we hold, and share the talents we are given and choose to cultivate.  Given the unalterable truth of the polarity and duality of the physical plane, it seems humanity’s relentless challenge is to create in support of all life.

The more we can embody and teach of our Oneness, the better chance we have to realize the power our unity holds.  No matter who you are, what you do, or your place in life, you make a difference – every single day.  When your inner promptings urge you to speak, share, smile, write, help, or participate… listen.  When you are uncertain, ask within; ask of Source/Spirit/God.  When you simply can’t, rest and replenish until you can.

We are not powerless in this awakening, we are power-full.  And we can use our power in the highest expressions of love and worth to pierce the illusions of our past, stepping forth as leaders of higher possibilities born out of respect for all life.

Get creative, show up, follow through, and join together…. in love.










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The Truth Remains the Same

Despite the controversial results of the U.S. presidential election, the truth remains the same:

Our power within is greater than any person, condition, or circumstance.

All lives matter.

Respect for Mother Earth and awareness of how we treat Her is critical to our existence.

Unity promotes our potential and progress as a nation.

Complacency is over, as we are challenged to define our beliefs and decide what to do about them.  Environmentalists are digging their heels in, human rights defenders are digging their heels in, constitutional attorneys are digging their heels in, and protestors are digging their heels in.  Those of us long trained in spiritual practices of meditation, forgiveness, prayer, ceremony, and inter-connectedness are equally needed in leadership now.

When outer change rocks our world,  it’s always a call to go within; to absorb, reflect, and listen.  Each of us has a unique calling, a sonar of the soul that helps to guide and clarify our direction and decisions.  This is a time to search for your own truth, and follow through in a stance of love and respect, even if your truth is to protest.  Truth in anger only ignites reaction.  Truth in love resonates universally.

If you are dealing with shock and grief, take extremely good care of yourself.  Recognize the stage you are in and nurture yourself through it.  Turn off media and rest in quiet, listen to soothing music, spend time in nature, share with those who are empathetic and stay away from the triggers until you can handle them.

Let the structure of your life and responsibilities be guideposts for moving forward, and keep going.  Your inner and outer investments will merge, in time, and yield a more cohesive plan.

There is greater purpose is all that is unfolding, and it is always about our growth.  The truth remains the same, though the path to getting there has changed.  In the presence of the unknown, rather than yield to the spawning of heightened fear, look to your soul and listen to your heart.  Call on the Wise Woman or Wise Man within and ask.  Call on Spirit/God/Universe, and ask.  What would you have me do?  Where would you have me go?  What would you have me say, and to whom?

Authenticity comes from living one’s values.  When your values become clear, embody them, express them, and create your life around them.  If we do this in respect for all life, we can demonstrate higher possibilities, inspire higher ideas and solutions, and create the higher vision we hold for the world from the recognition of the truth that remains the same:  We are One.






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Thank you, Michelle Obama

Oh yeah, I’m going there….  because as a woman in my sixties, I am distressed by the insidious abuse and seemingly endless patterns of lack of self worth and inequality that women are still controlled by – and the damaging effect it has upon our world.  I’m grateful for the political uproar at hand, because it is shining a light on this critically important topic.

As a spiritual counselor, I have sat with thousands of women from all parts of the world, and as recently as yesterday I witnessed tears flowing from a woman my age who is still battling with self loathing directed toward her physical appearance because our society has conditioned her to believe she isn’t beautiful enough.

This woman was composed, very attractive, intelligent, accomplished, and has a heart of gold.  I would consider myself lucky to have her in my circle of friends.  I am no exception either, in terms of self attack.  Our collective conditioning is so pervasive, that without challenge, we remain comfortably (or uncomfortably) numb to the status quo of sexual objectification and dictates.  Collectively as women, we still languish and succumb more than we tend to speak out or stand up.

That’s why I say “Thank you!” to Michelle Obama today.  Because I woke to hear her speech and took the time to watch the CNN film We Will Rise about her work with educating girls.  Both moved me to tears and reawakened my own sometimes dull and tired heart.

This path of transformation is no easy road and there is a blatant force in our faces via the political arena in the U.S. that is engaging destructive reactivity.  Its deeper purpose is to beckon our spirits forth to claim the value and worth of all peoples, without exception, but it requires us to display the courage to take a stand and speak out for that which connects us and renounce that which destroys us.

Here are the links to the speech and film.  I am certain they will inspire and support your remembrance of your own magnificence and the potential we have at hand to unite in strength, respect, and love.

Postscript – The acceleration of change we are undergoing is undeniable, and as we participate in the death of ancient patriarchal archetypes such as the election season reflects, compassion is needed.  Rebirth is imminent, but patience and tolerance will ease our way.  How we express ourselves each and every day is impactful and, though it’s not easy in times of stress, we have the opportunity to cultivate inner strength and demonstrate our higher potential.  The unity that grows from our efforts will be a catalyst for the rebirth.







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Eclipse Season – Riding the Magic Carpet

I used to have a recurring dream as a child, so pleasurable I went to sleep every night praying it would happen.  I’d see myself in my normal life, and from afar a magic carpet would come sweeping in to pick me up.  There was always a strong, silent male presence at the helm, whose face I never saw and who appeared to have a turban around his head.  No matter how awkwardly I jumped on (sometimes fearfully with the carpet still in motion) I was always safely tossed into the center and held secure, despite any speed we traveled or how high I was jostled.

We flew through the Earth plane and beyond the dimensions of time, through Universes of incredible beauty and amazement, and afterwards I would be deposited safely home, but with newfound wisdom from mysteries that were revealed to me.  It was super exciting, profoundly healing, and deeply supportive and soul-satisfying.  I was returned with all I needed to face the precariousness of my life and the next day ahead.

This is the ride we all have coming in September, and it can be as magical as it might be challenging.  With an astrological emphasis on healing, cleansing, and purification this year, many of us have found ourselves dealing with health issues, discernment in relationships, and clarifying our beliefs about ourselves and the lives we want to create from here forward.

September’s aspects will offer us momentous encouragement to further review, reflect, and apply the disciplines to not only see us through, but continue to chart the new directions we’ve chosen.  Accompanying the solar eclipse in Virgo September 1st, and the lunar eclipse in Pisces September 16th, we have Mercury going retrograde on August 30 – so if you are reading this prior to that date, it’s a great time to prepare on all levels.

Because we must include the effect these eclipses will have on the collective consciousness as well as for us personally, we can benefit greatly by creating a strategy to strengthen our inner nature and organize outer matters to ensure we are in the best position for an enjoyable ride.

Along with my regular activities this weekend, I’m devoting some time to getting current in office work and taxes, organizing my home, and deciding what disciplines will strengthen me within and support me the most through this time period.  For me, that’s usually frequent walks at the beach, daily meditation, listening to music and practicing guitar chords, journaling, pulling oracle cards, and checking the astrology.  It also includes epsom salt baths with essential oils, chiropractic visits, and quiet reading time.

The goal is to be aware of what’s going on around us, but identify with our empowerment to use any circumstance as a practice session for increasing our capacity to love, allow, accept, and forgive.   To recognize the opportunities the Universe is presenting us to contribute the gifts, talents, and awareness we’ve cultivated.  To stretch beyond the conditioning of our past, and be the demonstration of unity, generosity, and kindness we wish to experience.

There has been a relentless intensity this year pushing us to face our shadow, and to do the work necessary to transform it.  It’s rather like building a house from the ground up:  we’ve had to clear the ground, visualize the structure, pour the foundation, build a solid frame that will support the vision, and proceed consciously with every material, action, and choice in order to create the new residence we desire.  Inwardly and outwardly, that is the work at hand.

We’re also making the shift from isolation to inter-connectedness.  Our deep reflection is meant to propel us outwardly with our newfound insights and strengths, so make sure to recognize when it is time to go within, and when you are being prompted to show up and participate.   Don’t let your vulnerability stop you from coming out and giving something new a try.  Get on that magic carpet ride in trust and faith, stay open to all that is presented, and never miss an opportunity to express love and shine your light upon everyone and everything along the way.

All you need is present for a beautiful ride!







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The Mind of Violence

As our nation is once again deeply stirred by a horrific act of violence in Orlando, Florida, where fifty or more people were murdered in a gay nightclub, we desperately grieve and vainly attempt to find the solution to addressing the persistent threat of attack in our world.

Gun control is an obvious issue and demands new legislation, but the attempt of outer control for an inner conflict of global proportion is only part of the change required.  We have to address the mind of violence and our nation’s addiction to it.

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for decades, in part because of my draw to the vast creative community here, and because the spirit of this city is truly inspirational.  We birth stories from ideas, and put them on screens.  We create films, television shows, and stage productions through the recognition that our inter-connectedness is a vital element to a successful collaboration.  In any production, it’s the required respect for all talent – from an actor to an accountant to craft services – that establishes the unity to fulfill the vision.

But something has happened in the world of media, in the consciousness of humanity, that has taken us to the dark side.   We have become addicted to violence, and it has become our entertainment.  We can change laws, but we have to change our minds, as well, and that’s going to be hard to do in the context of the saturation of violence we are exposed to on the screens we watch every day.

Can you imagine what would happen if there was a moratorium on the use of weapons in the film and television industry for one year?  If we did not see trailers, commercials, films, or shows with guns or acts of murder and violence, for an entire year?  A heroin addict doesn’t get clean without eliminating heroin from their system.  An alcoholic doesn’t become sober without giving up alcohol.

In so many aspects of life on Earth today, we are facing extremes that are endangering the sustenance of life as we know it.  That status demands we make bolder moves and take more extreme measures to correct the patterns that have brought us here.  What if we used the power of media to inspire humanity to return to unity and love instead of contribute to our addiction to violence?  There’s just as much money to make in the long run, if not more.  If there was any industry aware enough to use collaboration for the higher good of all, and with courageous enough players to make such a stand, it’s actors and filmmakers.

Each of us, in whatever field we endeavor, have the power to redirect the consciousness of humanity to a focus on our infinite capacity to love and heal.  Whether an actor who refuses a role with guns involved, a writer who transforms a violent script, or a service employee who offers loving kindness to their customers – we can look to the choices we make and the actions we take, to ensure they are feeding our souls and hearts instead of igniting our fear-addicted minds.  We can, and must, use our gifts to lift us to the higher realms of possibility in truth and love.

Orlando was my home through junior and high school years, and as a young adult.  It is also a city with a beautiful spirit, and I join millions in sending my love and prayers to everyone there, and especially those suffering through this tragedy.



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The Intensity of Change

Intense seems to be the key word to describe life on Earth these days, as the pressure builds and the focus is unrelenting.  What is the focus?  Changing whatever aspects of yourself and your life that are calling for transformation and healing.

You won’t have to look far.  It’s probably already staring you in the face, and is most evident in the areas of relationships and health.  If you are lucky enough to be moving along smoothly, you’re probably noticing some trigger-happy people around you (meaning, emotionally reactive) or you might be in serious denial.  Some of the adjectives that can describe how we’re feeling these days, are:  overwhelmed, confused, frightened, depressed, and ungrounded.

Here’s what we need to know.  First, this is happening in support of our growth.  Though we are inspired to create in new ways, moving forward has been difficult because we can no longer go forward unconsciously, or attached to the old subconscious patterns that limit us.  The recent period of discernment that led to the clearing of many aspects in our lives, and even relationships, has brought us to a spacious void that can feel threatening.  We are required to be conscious of the old that is dying and the new that is birthing – in ourselves and in the world.  Everything happening personally, is happening collectively.

During a reading today, I mentioned to a client that those of us who have been on the path of awakening, who are truly motivated by love and caring (which means we are highly sensitive), and have been “religiously” applying ourselves in the practice of our beliefs, are not just processing our own issues.  We are vessels for processing the overflow of the collective unconscious, and it’s having an impact on our bodies and psyches.  It’s like a medium who shows up at a haunted house:  the spirits swarm the person because there’s someone there who can process their messages and energy.  Our innate willingness to serve makes us available for more than we might know, especially since the illusion of separation is part of what’s collapsing.  We are exposed to so much more than ever before.

Here’s what we can do to support ourselves through this cycle of change:

Put self care at the top of the list.

Acknowledge resistance when it appears, so you can drop it (it won’t help).

Forget about trying to control anything (there IS no control, it’s an illusion!), and it’s far better to work with the idea of learning to manage something instead of control it (or others).

Practice the art of patience.

Strive for loving kindness and acceptance of yourself and others.

Cultivate your ability to love unconditionally.

Learn to stay present with an open heart.

Offer daily WILLINGNESS to see things differently.  Willingness is everything!

Surrender to the collapse of the old and nurture the creation of the new.

Ask for all the help you need from whom and whatever you believe in.

Forgive as easily as you breathe.

Track the signs, signals, intuitive wisdom, and synchronicities of each day.  Journal them to help you see the guidance at hand, and to connect more deeply to the support in play.

Despite the consuming nature of all that’s taking place, remember that showing up for others generates life energy that will supply you and those you help.  We may need some boundaries to honor the self care required to be well, but extending a helping hand or making time for someone whom you know would benefit from your assistance, is the core of the new structure we are creating to reflect the truth and power of our Oneness.

Cycles change, and depending on how we apply ourselves in the next few months, we will either be repositioned for higher, more empowered experiences, or be even further embedded in the misery of the repetition of the old patterns of suffering.  Our capacity to love and heal is far greater than any wound or weakness.  May you be inspired, may your vulnerability be your strength, may you have faith, and may you be blessed with all you need to See.


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