Synchronicity, Harmony, Joy ……… Pain?

As you know, Celeste, for those already within time and space, their lives are usually all about finding love and making money.
Yet not so long ago, while awaiting their first turn, breathing would have been enough.
Hey, Celeste, I vote for breathing, finding love, and making money, in that order.
So much air, so little time –

The Universe

Synchronicity” is the first one of my  “8 Awesome Ways to Know If You’ve Opened Your Channel” to your Higher Self and my Higher Self (HS) has certainly been communicating with me this week. I’ve been licking my wounds over the lack of success of my launch of “How to Be A Conscious Evolutionary – Awakened Seeker’s Journey.”  Not only was it not successful, but the stress of the production and promotion of this product negatively impacted my relationships and my health.

It wasn’t until this past Wednesday when a flurry of synchronicities all came together did I notice my HS was trying to get my attention.  It began with a powerful and deep meditation Wednesday morning that was chock full of contrasts . . . .  that didn’t feel like contrasts.  That is, I was fully present to my emotional pain that felt very heavy while at the same time noticing lightness within me.  This turned into a definite energy field of darkness next to pure white; I listened to the loud noises surrounding me and to the total quietness inside of me;  I felt the moist cool air on my face and the spaciousness of infinity; I lost all sensation of my physical body from the waist down and observed a sharp pain in my back.  In every instance I was aware of the contrasts, yet they felt only like distinctions of experiencing the same thing, a place where “preferences” seemed like a mute point because it didn’t matter, it was all the same. Wow!

Later that afternoon I listened to the message by Steve Rother (below) that centers on stepping fully into this harmonious world, including the harmony and joy (!) of pain.  His message in words contained the essence of my morning experience.  And then Mike Dooley’s wonderful note from The Universe (above) put it all into perspective when I read it late Wednesday evening.

In my coaching practice I often help people feel “the perfection of their situation even when their intellect doesn’t get it.”  As a Conscious Evolutionary I practice the meme of “Crisis is an evolutionary driver that stimulates innovative and creative solutions.”  And in my spiritual practice I forgive people and situations using the meditation, “You owe me nothing.  I owe you every thing.”

No matter what the words are, when you can grow to experience pain

  • as joy
  • as an evolutionary course corrector
  • as the Universe synchronistically and lovingly supporting you
  • as an experience to deepen your sense of oneness with All That Is
  • then you won’t get stuck, you will always be evolving!


Practices to see the silver lining while experiencing emotional/mental pain:

  • In your journal, write down every potential ripple effect that your situation might stimulate including those inside of you and those on your environments around you now or in the future.  Dig deep!
  • Think outside the box and brainstorm new solutions to your situation if money (or relationships, location, etc) were not an issue.  Don’t stop until you’ve uncovered at least three (3) ideas or thoughts you’ve never even had before.
  • Center your energy with long slow deep breaths.  In your mind’s eye, see the person or situation that is causing you pain and look at it directly and say, “You owe me nothing.  I owe you everything.”  Notice the insights that move you forward. (See below for an audio experience of this.)
  • The Awakened Seeker’s Journey includes journaling exercises about how crises evolve your path and a recorded meditation about forgiveness that includes the phrase above.  I’m happy to gift you half off your purchase using the discount codepain.”




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Speaking truths about marketing authentically

Speak your truth.

I’ve heard this often while in communication with my Higher Self. I’m not always sure why I’m getting that message and feeling frustrated I ask, “What truth am I not speaking?  What is it you think I should be saying that I’m not?”  Unfortunately, frustration is a fast train out of connection and I don’t get an answer.

This time, however, I know.

The past 3 – 4 months I’ve been working with a business-building course for How To Channel Your Higher Self.  It’s not the first such course I’ve taken.  I enjoy the pieces about getting clear about my purpose, the ways I’m here to be of service, letting go of time wasters, building a good support team, etc.  What trips me up is the marketing stuff.

I spent yesterday researching keywords, reading websites offering similar services to mine, looking for the “problems, frustrations, and fears” of my customers so that I can speak directly to these in my marketing efforts.  At the end of the day I felt drained and depressed.

Speak your truth.

I don’t want to talk about fears, frustrations and problems.  I don’t want to offer the next “fix-me” cure to people.  I don’t want to say that if you just work with me, read my books, listen to my audios that you’ll live happily ever after.  I don’t want to offer the “diamond encrusted upsell.”

Last night I went to bed reading Gary Zukav’s newest book, Spiritual Partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power, and these excerpts leaped off of the pages, synchronously revitalizing my vision of what I want for my business:

Old-type relationships are the means by which our species has survived…. However, they prevent spiritual growth.

…..we now evolve by growing spiritually. Spiritual growth is as necessary for us as sunshine is for a plant. [This concept was a major point from my focus groups!] We seek partners with whom we can grow spiritually rather than with whom we can accomplish common goals. . . .. We long for more, and as we strive for fulfillment we are redefining spirituality, relationship and evolution.

Spirituality has to do with the soul and requires alignment with the most noble impulses of the human experience – harmony, cooperation, sharing and reverence for Life . . . . . Spirituality is a journey into self-awareness and self-responsibility.  …. The new type of relationship enables us to grow spiritually by focusing our attention inward …. We are beginning to recognize the importance of our emotions and intentions. …. We are looking for connections between our choices and our experiences.

As the values and perceptions of the new species emerge…, relationships of the old type are becoming increasingly unsatisfactory.  We are becoming increasingly interested in self-exploration, self-awareness, and self-mastery.  Fulfillment, contentment, meaning, purpose, love, and the joy of contributing to Life are taking precedence over issues such as career, lifestyle, and money. [emphasis added]

The terrain of human interaction is changing dramatically.  Old-type relationships have no future, while relationships of the new type are appearing everywhere and in surprising ways.

This is where I am in my business.  I want to play with creating new spiritual partnerships with others who are wanting to play with what it means to look inward in order to change outer experiences; who see life’s challenges as interesting ways to grow and evolve; who enjoy learning, sharing and practicing tools that expand her/his awareness of the freedom to choose and create a different experience.

So, here’s my truth. All of my life I have been a teacher to others through my ability to pass along what I have learned from other people in ways that create learning experiences that hopefully also get passed along by those I share with.  I am a conduit so that others can also become conduits.  I am a ripple intersecting with other ripples such that we create even bigger ripples.

Here I am back to where this year began, committing to following my excitement. I am committing to marketing authentically such that those who also feel the call of forming spiritual partnerships can come together and cultivate more love and more consciousness in our lives.

Are you speaking your truth?

Do you know your authentic voice?

Do you feel called to explore spirituality through generative relationships?

Integrative Action Steps for Speaking Your Truth:

  • Find time on a regular basis to sit quietly, breath deeply into your low back and low abdominals; then, listen for the truths bubbling up from your Higher Self.
  • Read inspirational material that you feel resonate with and journal the truths this material surfaces in you.
  • Form a spiritual partnership and commit to authentically explore together the internal connections between emotions, intentions, choices and experiences.
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When You’re Stuck, Think Simple!

Sometimes it’s the simple things that work the best.  Not that I don’t believe fully in the myriad of tools and techniques I know to shift energy and states of being, it’s just that sometimes they can be too much.

Take yesterday for example.  I have some chronic discomfort in my front upper and lower teeth and gums.  I met with an energy healer and we spent 75 minutes applying a number of energy tools to shift this creation of mine (as in, we each create everything in our lives and every creation is also an illusion).  By the end of our time together there was even more discomfort than when we started.  Sigh.

Certainly not his fault, but it was a great example of the law of attraction that states whatever you focus upon is energized by your focus.  The more I tried to shift the discomfort, the more the discomfort.  There’s a fine line between allowing a creation to “dis-create” and the core dynamic of trying to force a particular outcome.  Big sigh.

Ben Zander popped into my head this morning as I was reflecting on the work I did yesterday with the healer.  I heard Mr. Zander give a truly inspiring keynote at a conference way back in 2004.  So, my antennae went up recognizing communication coming from my Higher Self reminding me of Mr. Zander and his talk on the Art of Possibility.

Letting my mind relax to receive what was there for me, I remembered his drawing of a spiral to represent our thoughts.  “We can either let our thoughts spiral downward, or spiral upward, and the world around us shifts according to which direction we choose.”  Oh so simple that diagram, and in the moment of seeing it again, I experienced the possibility of something different showing up for me.  Funny thing is, it was the energy embedded in that simple drawing that held relief for me, and not necessarily the intellectual understanding of it, which is how symbols work.

Okay, so I’m not 100% without discomfort yet.  However, I’ve stopped trying to make it go away and playing more easily with one of Paul’s tools for finding the energetic state of “living in the reality of” my teeth/gums as a non-issue.  And the spiral is ever present in the background representing the energy of possibility without force, trusting divine timing and letting go of the “cursed how’s”.

Integrative Action Steps for your own take away:

  • It’s easy to fall into the trap of trying to force a change in your life where you are feeling stuck.  Notice if you are trying to make something happen or expecting a specific outcome.  Play with focusing on elsewhere for a change (HA, I see the pun!).
  • When a random memory shows up, recognize it as communication and allow your Higher Self to show you the beneficial aspects of that memory.
  • Symbols are simple ways to ignite a whole “package of energy.”  What symbols in your life move you UP the spiral of possibility?

Would love to hear your comments on receiving communication or the use of symbols in your life.

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Listen to Your Angels

Last night I attended a talk given by Lorna Byrne, author of Angels in My Hair.  She is an Irish mystic who physically sees and speaks to angels directly.  Several times throughout her talk I felt a welling of tears and an expansion in my chest, both signs for me I was responding to something that felt like “truth” to me.

It wasn’t so much what she said, but the feelings associated with hearing her words.  I could feel the possibility of numerous angels sitting amongst us. She spoke of each one of us having a guardian angel who is with us all the time, both honoring and protecting our souls, and I felt my angel’s presence at my back.  My heart expanded when Lorna said our souls are a piece of light that is also God.  She described angels as majestic and beautiful bright lights, and loving beings who whisper in our ears, and whimsical humorists who delight in all things human and it felt so believable.

The primary lessons I took from Lorna:

  • If you want something, need support, or guidance, just ask.  “Pester God, it’s okay with him,” nothing is too small or large, and no request is judged good/bad, right or wrong.
  • There are many angels surrounding each one of us all the time, offering love, support and guidance.  All we need do is be still enough to listen (with all of our senses) and we will know their presence.
  • Listen for the answer, take action, listen, take action; this is how we fulfill our purpose.

At one point as Lorna spoke about taking action, she became quite passionate about taking a “stand” for what is right for the earth.  An organization she spoke about, Hands Across the Sand, is “drawing a metaphorical and actual line in the sand; human lines in the sand against the threat oil drilling poses to America’s coastal economies and marine environment.”  Their event takes place internationally on Saturday, June 26.  See for details.

Interestingly, this event corresponds well with the summer solstice (6/21), which is a time of marking our relationship to Mother Earth.  From an astrological point of view, the particular arrangement of the planets at this time focuses on our ability to channel creative solutions.  Taken from Colette Baron Reid’s newsletter, Natasha Zaslove writes this:

This moment heralds the beginning of the middle of a massive change. With the ongoing volcanoes, earthquakes and oil spill, the earth is quite literally spewing her discontent with the status quo.

This is an important time. We must do our part. No one is exempt. We cannot ….. complain about BP without pointing the finger back at our own consumption and then devising ways to change the scenario.

Gemini asks us to see with fresh eyes and think into existence creative solutions. Gemini enables us to remain optimistic and ingenious even while images that crush the collective spirit flood the airwaves.

Maybe you feel far removed from the oil spill, or feel a sense of hopelessness about your ability to make a difference.  As powerful creators, it’s not so much about what we do, as it is about taking action within ourselves to continue to bring our own light out into the world.  Your “creative solutions” may be totally focused on using your fresh eyes to create new solutions to something amiss in your own world, and as you do this, because we are a holographic world, you also affect the whole world.

Listen within, take action from inspired guidance, listen, take action.

Integrative Action Steps:

  1. Be still and quiet.  Feel for the presence of your guardian angel and other angels around you (maybe you call this presence your Higher Self).
  2. Ask for whatever help, guidance, support, or love that you need.
  3. Listen with all of your senses for an answer.  It is always there, but you must raise your “antennas” to recognize it.  (See Exp F – Feel Your Antennas Go Up!)
  4. Take the inspired action you feel drawn to do.
  5. Notice what changes, letting go of any need to look at what stays the same (which represents old energy still manifesting from the past).
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What’s Your Life Theme? I am a Resource Connector

What themes show up in the various roles that you play?  In 1984 I used the What Color is Your Parachute? approach to changing careers.  Though I can’t locate the maps I made then, I recall that “Teacher,” and “Counselor/Social Worker” were still present as they were when I took vocational tests in High School.  (Actually, I have those high school tests in a file and so funny to see that “YWCA Staff Member” and “Religious Activities” also scored high!  I strayed a bit, but not too far, eh?)

Certainly being a Life Coach falls well within these themes, but I’ve also come to recognize a sub-theme to this service side of my personality.  It’s to be a resource provider, a facilitator, a connector between a person’s search and her/his inner knowing.  It’s what I like most about being a Life Coach.  The very foundation of coaching is to inspire clients to connect deeply with their inner wisdom, not to tell them what to do.

It’s no wonder that one of my biggest intents for this website is to provide resources for new thought/new energy seekers.  What is clear to me, however, is that it is not enough for me to create the books, audios, blog posts and emails.  These don’t fully satisfy my desire to be with people as the connector I am.  I like to be hands-on, personal, and intimate, fully and in-the-moment, sensing the beingness of others.  I like playing with a community of folks experimenting with expanding themselves to new possibilities, new potentials.

Just as I coach my clients to create environments that support their needs, I am reaching out to invite people to come play with me in a more personal way in order to meet my inner need to be a connector.

Resourcing the Riches of Your Higher Self LIVE teleclass is aimed at people who are new to this whole idea of feeling and sensing energy.  In ways that feel comfortable and non-threatening, this six session teleseries introduces you to a variety of openings to your capacity to recognize and interpret the messages you are receiving all the time from the expansive part of yourself.  You get the unique opportunity to meet other people who are ready to play and practice new ways of experiencing the world differently.  To celebrate the internet launch of my book, this June class is on sale for 50% off through May 31.

The Coached Collectives are collaborative, co-creative calls totally focused on surfacing the communications coming through the groups’ awareness.  My vision for this community of seekers is to explore the absolute exhilaration of sharing “out loud” the fun, intriguing, synchronous, edgy, interesting, and even mundane messages that gain clarity through the energetics of group dynamics.  There’s a Preview Call coming up on Wednesday, June 2, 11:00 am CT.  Come play!

  • Are you intrigued by the idea of channeling?
  • Do you like to play with like-minded friends?
  • Do you want to know more about sensing energy?
  • Is being an adventurer, explorer, seeker, student, or joiner one of your themes?

Consider this your personal invitation to live your theme with me.

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Right Combination Locks Into Inner Guidance

Recently I received a locker at work with a combination lock.  It’s been really nice having a place to put all of my stuff.  Sort of reminds me of high school.

I have also started swimming indoors and have thought it would be nice to have a lock there so that I can have a safe place to store my things while swimming.  But I hadn’t purchased one because I just didn’t want to learn a new combination.  What I kept thinking was, “wouldn’t it be nice to have a lock with the same combination as I have at work?”  I’m sure locks exist where you can set the combination, but I’m not a shopper and didn’t spend any time looking for one.

I was out running errands last Friday afternoon and was near a drug store and felt the nudge to just go buy a lock.  I stood in front of the selection and one lock kept getting my attention, but my mind wanted a “prettier” red one.  The one that my eyes kept moving to was sort of drab and the numbers didn’t stand out as well.  However, by the third time that my hand reached for this lock I recognized the inner guidance that was coming through me (duh!) and purchased it.

How I laughed when I opened it to see the combination.  It begins with the same number as my work combination and then the next two numbers are exactly double that of the work lock.  Now, that’s abut as close a match to my request as one could get, don’t you think?

And, once again I’m reminded of how great it is to be able to recognize the inner guidance that is always flowing to me.  This is the kind of stuff I’m sharing in the Resourcing the Riches of Your Higher Self teleclass that begins Tuesday, March 23, 4:00 CT.

Right now you can grab a friend and sign up two people for the price of one! Your friendship can deepen as you support one another on this incredible journey and you won’t feel alone as you play with your new guidance skills.  Enter the coupon code “2for1” and add your friend’s name and email address in the comments section. Now, that’s the right combination!  (There’s a limit of only 3 of these coupons available.)

I hope you choose to join me in learning how to tap into your own vast reservoir of knowledge, support, guidance, peace, joy and love.  You will be amazed at how guided in your life you feel when you experience yourself through your open channel.

Pass this along to others and fill the class with your friends!

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“Something More” Flows from Avatar Creations!

Don’t you love it when you allow yourself to stay open to the flow of energy and the outcome is so much bigger, brighter than what you could have imagined?  Last weekend I took all sorts of “goodies” to my friend, Carolyn’s, creative inspiration party to decorate paper doll avatars.  Thanks to my sister, Jill, who mentioned that “Avatars can really be anything, whatever you feel represents you like an eagle or a butterfly or even a flower,” and all manner of creativity broke loose to surface the most beautiful “avatars.”

Here’s a short clip of some of the creative ways people expressed who they are through the visual arts.

In a world of “super-connectivity,” this avatar-making project was about connecting up with another friend, Soleira’s cosmicious birthday party happening in the UK.  Her theme was “I See You – A Brilliant World Revealed.”  Check out her site for the global super-connected way she celebrated.

Carolyn keeps hearing back from guests who are loving seeing their “avatars” hanging on the fridge, over their desk, or near their bed.  “People are so surprised by what cool things they came up with.”  And I am too!  Both with what I saw others create, and with the one that flowed out of me.

I had no idea what it meant when I put it together, but as I continue to look at it every day, my HS keeps feeding me more and more insight about it (wild streak, heart centered, financial abundance).

Resourcing the Riches of Your Higher Self teleclass begins Tuesday, March 23.  My avatar reminds me daily of how opening to communication with your Higher Self can fill you with a sense of the “something more” that is you.  Reconnect with your “something more” using the tools I’ll share, as you also build your skills for recognizing and interpreting communication from your HS.   It is limited to 10 people so that you get lots of personal attention.  Look for my offer on FaceBook for some 2-for-1 discounts.  Only 3 of these available!

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Connecting to your Higher Self isn’t always pretty

Following your inner guidance from your Higher Self (HS) isn’t always a bed of roses.  Yea, I know.  I have this whole site promoting the support, guidance and unconditional love of your HS, but just like a small child I can sometimes feel lost, or maybe spoiled, by so much support.

On Monday afternoon I found myself in just such a childish state, stomping around in some kind of resistant energy field, feeling strident, defensive and cranky.  And I definitely did NOT want to take action to shift out of it.  That defiance was seductive, a familiar feeling no matter how uncomfortable it was, and though a buddy coach was willing to support me in moving to a better feeling state, I was not willing to go.  Hmmmm, what’s up with that?

Personally, I think I was in retreat mode from receiving a lot of communication from my HS that I hadn’t taken the time to process.  I’m still learning the nuances of following my excitement and allowing positive synchrony to happen.  My HS is willing to continually feed me a number of ideas and actions that feel exciting, inspiring even, when they are delivered, but when I somehow think I can do them all, I end up feeling oh so overwhelmed.

I see communication in everything around me, everything.  What people say to me, what songs I hear on the radio, the ideas that come to me through meditation, the movies I see (loved Avatar), the TV shows I watch (Lost and its new “alternate universe” spoke to me), what happens in my dream state, etc, etc.  Communication is always streaming forth.

That non-physical part of me that I refer to as my HS exists in the Now moment where there is no time or space limitation.  So when I receive communication about taking action, for my HS there is no difference between my doing it today or doing it ten years from now.  It’s all the same Now moment.  That’s the nuance for me to learn in my 3D world is to feel for the most exciting action/idea and follow that, not follow every idea that I receive.

So, was the defensive, strident energy field a throw back to past conditioning having a temper tantrum?  It did, after all, feel very much like ego stomping around.  Or was it yet another way for my HS to provide guidance and support for me to take a step back, stop trying to do it all, and take stock about what it is I really want to be doing?

If you like the idea of improving your skills at interpreting the communication flowing to you, please join me in my Coached Collectives.  In these groups you have the opportunity to practice sharing your interpretation of the collective energy in a safe and supportive environment.  Join me for my next free PREVIEW CALL on Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 am CT (noon ET, 9:00 am PT).

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