It is estimated that 281,550 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2021. On August 6th, 2021 I became one of them.
I have several close family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thank G-d, they are all survivors.
For years, my breast health has been watched very carefully by a team of medical experts at Piper Breast Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Every year for well over a decade, I’ve had a mammogram followed six-months later by a breast MRI. While neither can cure cancer, both are tools that can provide early detection. I am eternally grateful for early detection.
Add to that, I’ve had loads of genetic testing. The results were negative which in this case is positive. Meaning the results did not point toward cancer.
Over the years, I’ve doused myself with doctor prescribed creams, taken a number of supplements, eaten more fruits and veggies than meat, exercised regularly and filled myself up with light nearly every single day.
Despite my diligence, I am on the sad side of a statistic. Thank G-d; the medical community knows so much about turning those with breast cancer into survivors!
You may be wondering where my intuition has been through all of this. The answer is, right by my side.
I had been having a series of odd and ominous visions for months and they always left me feeling foggy.
When in July, I went in for my usual routine MRI, I felt extra nervous. As I approached the check-in desk, I saw my life flashing before me. I remember looking at my husband and saying, “My life is flashing in front me, this can’t be good.”
It wasn’t. The radiologist saw something that was not there six months before.
On August 5th I had an MRI-guided biopsy.
When the call from the doctor’s office came in late the afternoon of the 6th, I was in my bedroom talking with my middle son Aaron and husband Jason.
I answered the phone and wasn’t completely surprised when I heard what I dreaded. Words I wish no one ever had to hear. Words that broke my heart, shattered my hope, and changed my life and the lives of the people most dear to me. Moreover, the words matched the pictures I had been seeing on the screen in my head for ten days straight.
A feeling of nausea set in and it still has not completely vacated.
This is all new to me and my family. We have been taking time to process and gather expert medical information. I bounce from tears to anger to a kind of overwhelming fear. A fear I have never experienced before and I have been through my share of big stuff.
Yet the other day I found myself singing and dancing in my car. I am moving forward on this new path.
I will not be working for about six weeks because I’ll be healing from surgery. So if you don’t see a tweet or post for a while, you know why.
At some point, I may be open to advice but that time is not now.
I’m praying for strength and healing. I’m praying for my family; this is incredibly difficult for them. And I am accepting all the good energy that comes my way!
Keep your light bright…I can feel it!
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Feeling emotionally stuck and locked into a mood you know you really ought to escape? This could be a little case of emotional lockdown.
Or maybe you would like to learn more about the language of your intuition…or both. Any which way, this blog post has you covered!
Moving from a Low Vibration to a Less Low Vibration
Where the soul is guided, there is always power. Inhale and exhale slowly through your nose and listen to the sound of your breath. As you read through this blog post, notice how you feel. Pay attention to which link options catch your eye and start there!
You were at your most intuitive the day you were born.
Somehow, so many of us were talked out of trusting our gut through unconscious messages sent by well-meaning adults. The good news is, intuition is our birthright and it is easy to awaken!
When fear hits the air, it is exposed to the light. There are some misconceptions about the intuitive process meaning psychic intuition, that I would like to shed some light on.
1. Intuition isn’t earned, it is awakened.
2. Everyone is intuitive. Everyone.
3. Intuition is not evil. Love is certainly not evil and love and intuition are born of the same source.
Your perception of the world goes beyond intellect and belongings. Your spirit is wise and knows you are divinely connected to the light of the Universe. When you feel even a glimpse of joy, hope, love, appreciation and/or happiness, that connection is heightened and your intuition is ignited.
There are those who believe words are empty and have no power. I believe words, like everything in this world are made of energy and energy has tremendous power. It is the meaning behind the words that carries the energy and therefore the power.
The words we speak and the thoughts we think play a special part in awakening to our natural intuition.
Words are a vehicle that can be used to touch a soul and hug a heart.
So allow me to lead you through this path of words.
May the route help you recognize the divine light that you are.
Sometimes you have to dance in the dark to find the light.
I hope you are feeling the light that is you.
Your feelings matter.
Experience your emotions without being controlled by them. Your emotions are the story you tell yourself about what your feelings mean. So breathe into the moment, hug your story by putting a positive spin on it, and keep moving. In fact, keep creating, singing and/or writing and most of all, keep feeling.
Remember, words are a vehicle that can be used to touch your soul and hug your heart.
So…Change the story you tell yourself about yourself. Create a happy ending by creating a happy now.
There are numerous kinds of success. Here’s one…If you are happy, you are a success.Know that happiness in the moment counts. The moment is all we have. Everything else is a memory or a desire.
As you continue to read through this path of words, may the energy of grace, joy, and pure self-acceptance move in and through you and surround you in its warm glow.
Know that one of the most beautiful and profound things you can do to achieve peace in life is to love yourself by being yourself.
If you are confused by people’s actions, know that love is at the core of everything.
Today and every single day think and say…
You are here because the Universe wants you here! You have been invited to dance in the light, so dance!
Live what you love and what you love will fill your life!
Feel alive to love, happiness and your intuitive insights!
Did you know that…
Intuition is a free and natural resource.
When applying insights, set your course on that which is for the good of all and remember to consult your heart, gut and head. When all three are in alignment, go for it!
Astrological times of change influences us all and can bring remarkable things to pass. Even those of us who are not Astrologers can and do benefit from reading the energy emanating from the Cosmos!
There’s a lot going on in the Cosmos and on our beautiful planet. Do you find it difficult at times to stay focused? When this happens to me, I look to the Universe and the Cosmos for illumination.
Be in tune with the rhythm of your soul. You are a grateful willing spirit with a balanced mind and an open heart. When you walk, you never really walk alone because the Universe has your back.
We are in Eclipse season, so the energy floating around the Cosmos is magnified.
May 26: Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
June 10: Solar Eclipse in Gemini
Eclipses are frequently linked to changing circumstances. They are like little nudges from the Universe encouraging us to clear emotional clutter and shift in direction for more light.
Another Astrological occurrence that impacts us is when Mercury goes retrograde.
Mercury goes retrogrades 3-4 times a year. It went retrograde on May 29th 2021 and goes direct on June 22nd.
You probably know the drill…Mercury is the planet of communication so there may be some delays. Think travel and technology. Hello computers, phones, emails, deliveries, contracts, and good old one-on-one communication with friends, co-workers and family.
Not to worry though…remember we are all in this together. Just read emails and contracts a few extra times before signing and sending and allow a little extra time for travel.
When you stop to take a breath, you will notice you have wings.
This is the second Mercury Retrograde of the year and this one is in Gemini.
When a retrograde happens to any planet it looks like the planet stops and moves backward, but it is an optical illusion…there is movement forward.
Planets emanate a lot of energy. There is the light positive side and also the shadow darker side of a planet’s energy. Since this Mercury Retrograde is in Gemini I thought I would explore Gemini traits because I know we will be dealing with them for the next few weeks.
Positive traits of Gemini: carefree, joyful, adaptable, happy, loving, outgoing, smart and dazzeling.
The optimistic energy makes us want to love freely and speak kindly to and about others. The positive side of Gemini is wise and generous and enjoys laughter and spending time with people.
Negative traits of Gemini are: unreliable, impulsive, nervous, tense, restless and overly self-conscious.
The shadow side of Gemini cares overly much about how it is seen in the world. Ego is up in arms and haunted by fear of loss of identity.
Best course of action…
Take time to reflect and re-assess…this is an opportunity to choose a different path or feel even more certain about the path we are on. Retrogrades offer a second chance because there is so much reflection, reassessment, and recharging happening! We may decide, after much consideration, to begin making different choices in what has been an area of stress for us, and therefore, we experience new enriching outcomes.
How we process our thoughts and express ourselves is key right now. If you experience an internal conflict between your emotions and your intellect the cosmos may be kicking up some old unresolved ‘stuff’. Disempower the negative narrator within and give voice to the positive by paying attention to everything and anything promising and joyful in your life and focus on that.
The people who are the happiest are not those who have sailed through life seemingly tragedy-free. The happiest people are the ones who shine a spotlight on the good stuff without ignoring the bad.
Keep your thoughts light and your spirits high.
This is an excellent time to:
Remember, when we are off balance, we fear what our mind is reflecting back to us. When we are in rhythm with our spirit, we fear nothing.
Throughout the next weeks remind yourself to Reflect before Reacting.
Pausing and reflecting is not the same thing as overthinking. Overthinking can cause overwhelm which keeps you from feeling overjoyed.
Stay balanced, centered and connected to your intuition so you can make decisions on the fly…ones that you will look back on and feel good about later.
I am now willing to see something positive, beautiful, humorous, silly, or encouraging in every situation I am in. I choose to observe instead of obsess and trade scared for serene whenever possible. Hopeful has now replaced fearful in my world.
Walk through life with a sense of appreciation and confidence. Feel empowered by your own sense of joy!
April 26th brings a powerful Scorpio Full Moon. Not only that, it’s a Supermoon. A Pink Supermoon actually. It is nicknamed the “pink” moon because of its spring timing, which is of course the season of pink flowers in bloom. Despite the fun photo, it isn’t actually pink in color. It is however powerful.
A Supermoon is a moon that looks larger than other full moons because it is closer to the earth.
Supermoons impact the tides due to an increased gravitational pull on earth. Humans are made of at least 50% water so the tides within us are moved by the moon!
What does this mean? There’s a lot of energy in motion.
It’s a time of inner-contemplation and rebirth.
As a sign of intensity, Scorpio energy can bring out our baddest bad and our sweetest sweet! This delivers a lot of passion and perhaps, exposure of some problems. The bright side is, this can liberate our thinking which empowers us to create solutions.
How can we get the most bang for our buck during this Scorpio Full Moon?
*Know that you are meant to move with the positive flow of life.
*Make a conscious choice to show up and be present to what’s in front of you.
*Set your intention to act from a place of love and compassion.
*Make it your goal to find and remain calm.
*Decide to dive deep and do some especially loving self-care.
*Know that Scorpio governs the unseen so keep your heart open and your boundaries secure. Be willing to surrender to love and intuition and withstand ego’s pressure. Turn away from impulsivity. Say yes to intuition…that calm, knowing voice from within and no to solutions that energetically feel heavy.
Here are some things you can do to develop a healthy mindset.
*Do things that lift your spirit.
*Listen to yourself breath.
*AIM for happiness!
*Think thoughts such as, I honor the goodness that comes my way. I am thankful, I am grateful, and it shows. Here’s more!
Do a little grounding at home.
*Home Spring Cleaning for the Soul can help your body, mind and spirit.
*Recognize that your space is sacred.
*Change the way you interact with your home.
*Remember that everything is energy, including your thoughts and words so keep them light. Here’s more!
Trust your gut, follow your heart and use your head. Your destiny awaits.
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The goal of the soul is to work toward enlightenment.
Enlightenment is a journey inward that leads to a spiritually divine manner of approaching and experiencing the outer world. It is a way of travel more than a place of landing.
Enlightenment conveys having an ongoing link with our higher-knowing-soul-selves. This is to say we interface with the reality of who we really are.
There are countless definitions of enlightenment and even more descriptions about how to achieve it. This blog post is about recognizing how you are already operating from a higher place of consciousness.
You are awakening spiritually.
As you recognize this so too do you embrace it and as you pull it closer the experience expands your awareness.
Signs of spiritual awakening
Do you experience any of these?
-You enjoy time to yourself
-Personal growth has become a desire and a goal
-Compassion, synchronicity and appreciation play a noteworthy part in your day
-You make a habit out of reflecting before reacting
-What once disrupted your peace now seldom does
-You are okay with being misunderstood
-Time spent justifying anything is fast dwindling
-Your need for revenge has vanished
-You see your parents as people and understand how their personal trauma impacted their lives
-People now ask for your advice
-Wherever you go people smile at you
-You glory in other people’s joy as well as your own
-The Voice in your head says kind things
-You make a habit of listening to yourself breathe
-A sense of inner peace often flows through you
-You experience an awareness of a reality beyond what is evident
-You feel connected to all that is
-Everyone and every living being matters deeply to you
-Children and animals are drawn to you
-Your sense of Intuitiveknowing has substantially increased
-You have solid boundaries and recognizes space invasions
-When someone or something nearby is in pain you feel a tug from within
-You are able to see things from the other person’s perspective and wish for an outcome that is for the good of all.
This condensed little list is just a taste! Do any of the traits of spiritual awakening resonate with you? If so, give yourself a hug. Your life path will begin to glow brighter. If not, the fact that you are reading this blog tells me you are indeed on the path and signs will begin to emerge in a twinkling.
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The year 2021 has arrived and with it fresh lighter energy. If you feel a little like you need to drink water much like you did after doing a few shots of alcohol, you are not alone.
Detoxifying a bit because of the high emotion events in 2020 is nothing but wise. Here’s an easy way and bonus, it will give your mind a break and your spirit wings.
Here we go!
Find a comfortable and peaceful place to sit.
Close your eyes.
Listen to the sound of your breath as you inhale and exhale slowly through your nose for about three-minutes.
Next read the next two sentences out loud. Today I clear out the cobwebs and the clutter in my mind. Today I give my mind a break and my spirit wings.
Keep your breathing even and do and say the following…
Today I…sit with my spine straight and my hands on my knees palms up.
-I inhale and exhale slowly through my nose.
-As I do I feel the cool clear clean energy of the earth rise up from its core. It moves up through my feet, legs, torso, neck, and out the top of my head.
-The energy of the Universe now sprinkles down and surrounds me in a beautiful golden glow.
-Every old worn out thought and memory that no longer serves me now slips away.
-My own self-criticism disappears and is replaced with self-acceptance.
-Today I clear out and release the clutter in my mind.
– I am beaming with a sense of lightness of thought as I fill myself with images of spring time and flowers.
-I hear birds singing and waves crashing.
-I am filled with appreciation as I inhale deeper and deeper and exhale all of the air from my lungs.
-On the next exhale I feel my muscles relax, my shoulders drop & my mood lift.
-I now call upon memories of feeling loved, hugged, and safe.
-I allow them to wash over, in, and through me.
-I see myself as the light that I am.
-As I inhale and exhale fully and deeply through my nose I once again feel the cool, clear, clean energy of the earth rise up through me and the sparkling light-filled energy of the Universe move down through me.
-I am surrounded in a glow of love.
-As I listen to the sound of my breath I am aware of the sparkling lights behind my eyelids.
-I feel connected to the earth through my body and I feel connected with my spirit through the light.
-Today I’ve cleared out the cobwebs and the clutter in my mind. Today I’ve given my mind a break and my spirit wings.
This Holiday season is the first of its kind. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we gather, dine, shop and celebrate. Thankfully, chances are there will not be a year exactly like this for a very long time if ever. Let’s make the best of it. This means we can stick to the tried and true OR make up all new rules for celebrating the Holidays!
Let’s fill ourselves with grace, and get creative. There are things to be grateful for and focusing on them can help magnetize more of the good stuff our way!
Beam Your Light
I was recently on a fabulous TV show airing in the Midwest, Twin Cities Live talking about ways to navigate the unknowns and the Holidays with grace, humor and gratitude!
Keep it simple and try these things on for size!
1. Be flexible
• This holiday season is like something we’ve never experienced before. It’s ok to bend the rules and try new traditions.It’s our childhood dream realized…this means WE get to make up the rules!
• Why not do things that are easy, pleasing, and include no messy clean up!
• Most of all, why not make this Holiday season about showing those we love how well love travels! Love is the most resilient forces in existence! Your love has a whole lot of power…share it often!
2. Be Present
• The theme for this Holiday season is not presents it is presence! Not presents as in gifts… presence as in being present. Being present is a lovely way to HUG PEOPLE WITH YOUR WORDS. Being present minded is being in the here and now, centered and mindful.
When in the presence of someone physically or virtually, be present, meaning really show up for the conversation.
3. Be Patient
• Allow yourself time to process the pressure. Life is challenging for most of us. It’s okay to feel however you are feeling. Process as much as you can and move on. Once the pandemic is behind you, time and perspective will help you unpack the stuff you stuffed. Know that you are not alone, we are all in this together. This is how you toLull your fear and find your peace.
• Pay attention to all of your senses. What you see, hear, smell, feel and taste deserve some love. Take time for you and fill all of your senses with Holiday related good stuff!Make sure to radiate gratitude.
• Take the pressure off yourself! Just as people served pizza or steak for Thanksgiving do something fun and easy for meals.
• Fill yourself with GRACE and GRATITUDE. Feel the magnificence in knowing that the power to make you happy is yours. It doesn’t necessarily change what’s happening on the outside but it does change what’s happening on the inside.
If you like to dress up, do!
If you want to celebrate is sweats or PJS, go for it!
Do rapid a successions of calls to loved ones one right after the other, five or ten-minutes in length.It’s virtual speed-hugging with your words.
Send a fun gift to everyone you typically celebrate the Holidays with. Do a Zoom call and watch them open their gifts!
Take your friends with you caravan-style and COVID-careful and drive through neighborhoods with beautiful Holiday lights.
Make some form of charitable giving a year-long thing & feel the energy of it lift you higher and higher.
Look for beauty everywhere.
Let life love you. Inhale. Exhale. Loosen the hold you have on what is “supposed to be” and just be.
My cousin Jon recently sent me a few wonderful photos taken when we were young. Our Grandpa Lou and Grandma Dolly had nine grandchildren and in our early years we saw each other nearly every week. My cousins were my closest friends.
We all loved and adored our grandparents dearly so when they asked us to pose for photos, we willingly obliged.
I can see from one of the more recent photos Jon sent that all or most of us were feeling awkward due perhaps to the formality of the photographers suggested poses. We still looked darn cute and I’m happy we have so many photos.
It marks a time in our lives we will never get back. It is proof that we were there sharing an experience and one I personally look back on with tenderness.
Fast forward to right now. What if these moments we are sharing together in 2020 are ones we will look back on as awkward and yes of course awful in so many ways yet perhaps in hindsight we will also see how they gave birth to some amazing things.
This isn’t to say that losing our job or worse someone we love, is amazing. It is to say that we restore our power when we find our way back into the light.
Perspective is powerful.
It’s a had I known then what I know now kind of thing.
Speaking of what you know…Did you know that energy leaves an imprint just as our photos do? What I mean is our attitude and actions leave an energetic splash that lasts. In the years to come what do you think the imprint you are leaving right now will look like?
Do you know that good moods are contagious?
When you are in a good mood your energy, also known as your vibration, rollicks here and there impacting those around you.
You literally lift people’s spirit just by being your happy self. It’s a magnificent thing! Just thinking about it may lift your spirit!
Bad moods are unfortunately also contagious.
Healthy boundaries help you stay strong.
When you own your mood, as in take responsibility for it, you are less likely to leak your sad or mad vibe out onto those near by. In this way you are exercising good boundaries.
It is wise to watch your boundaries so as to not pick up and take home the mood (energy) of others. Know how you feel and why. Remember to breathe and do your best to see the upside about everything whenever possible.
This raises your vibration and magnetizes good things your way. You are then sticky for the good instead of sticky for the icky! So when PMS sets in, you are ready! PMS by the way is a synonym for Planetary Mood Swings.
Just like every one of us has our own exclusive energy, every planet has its own as well. Retrogrades simply turn that energy inward and sometimes make it sluggish.
Yes, this means the moon and stars emanate energy and that energy can fluctuate. We are impacted by the fluctuation or as I affectionally call it, Planetary Mood Swings. This is how I make sense of astrological happenings.
All of the planets and celestial bodies have their own personality. As they move through the solar system our moods are influenced.
Mercury is Retrograde October 14th through November 3rd!
When planets go Retrograde their energy moves inward. Their tender underside is exposed. If Mars is associated with drive than the opposite would of course be lack of it. So during a Mars Retrograde you would lack energy. Mars is currently in Retrograde until November 13th.
If Mercury is associated with communication and coordination than the opposite would be miscommunication and imbalance.
No need to anguish over planetary changes.
When you experience unusual fluctuations in your moods and they do not seem to be connected to current life events, it’s wise to spend some time in introspection. Going inward is an effective way to resolve unsettled issues.
Strangely enough, planetary shifts help the process of moving through unsettled issues along.
Planetary shifts are not a bad thing. There are numerous astrological resources available on line that will help you learn more about their benefits. Google them, read books and read the energy!
Knowledge is a beautiful thing, grow your astrological knowledge and your Planetary Mood Swings may decrease appreciably!
Some of the best things to KNOW and to DO during MERCURY RETROGRADE
-Mercury is the smallest planet in our solar system and is all about Language—both verbal AND written.
-Transporting of messages and just simply transporting is Mercury’s sphere.
-Cell phones and computers are touched by Mercury Retrograde.
-Mercury is the planet of extremes. Spend time in reflection to find balance.
-Triple check documents before signing or if possible wait until the effects of the retrograde subside.
-Be kind and be gentle with yourself and others.
-Be extra patient and forgiving.
-Pause before you speak and take turns responding.
-Know that insights at times like these come in louder and stronger tune in for guidance.
-When making decisions trust your gut, follow your heart and use your head.
-The best thing to do during Mercury Retrograde is what calms and soothes.
-When Mercury is in Retrograde you may feel indecisive. Think carefully, move steadily and know that the Universe has your back.
-Don’t blame everything on Mercury Retrograde. It doesn’t create the stuff, it just makes a bit of a mess of it!
-Reach out to old friends and extend virtual hugs.
-Hang out with your animal friends.
-The veil between worlds thins during Mercury Retrograde. A space between the material/physical and the mysterious opens up.
-When a planet is retrograde, its energy moves inward. This is a powerful time to listen to the sounds of nature.
-The message from mercury retrograde is slow down and deal with what is deep down.
-The stuff we stuff tends to come up when Mercury Retrogrades.
I love getting to know the planets and their energy. I’m not an astrologer, I’m a medium and consequently an energy reader and oh boy, is there a lot of planetary reading material! There are currently Astrological events taking place that have not happened in 4,000 years!
Know that you’ve got this, and that the Universe has your back!
My Mantra for 2020 and beyond is…
“I am love and light in action.
I feel the light,
I see the light,
I AM the light!“
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