Month: April 2016

The Purple Prince

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There are certain points in life when we pause and consider our mortality. You know those times when it starts to sink in that we will not be here on this earth forever. One of those points for me was last week when Prince died.

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Growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, definitely had it perks and one of them was the vast and amazing array of arts. 

Music was, as I have often said, my drug of choice, and as a Minneapolitan I was blessed to have an unusual variety of talented musicians and bands to see most every weekend. One of those talents was Prince.

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I stood next to him (pre-Purple Rain) for a brief few minutes; as he watched one of my favorite local bands. And not long after, I stood a few feet from him as he played to an intimate crowd of twenty-five at First Avenue’s 7th Street Entry. The man had an energy I had never met before. I remember standing directly in front of him and intuitively seeing a sudden flash of a rocket coming up from deep in the earth. There was so much heat around it, there was no way it wouldn’t reach its destination. To be honest, I found the vision to be a little intimidating.

I didn’t know him personally but we were kindred spirits just the same. He escaped into his music and I knew that escape. Music and the divine love of it provides a soul to soul link. 

No matter where we stand on politics or the planet, if we loved the music of Prince, it is together that we mourn the loss of this generous, philanthropic, beautiful, poetic, and extraordinarily talented man. Live-what-you-love-andMusic-is-a-link-to-myI remember where I was all those years ago when I floated in the music to escape and am so grateful for artists such as Prince who lived what they loved and created magnificently as a result. The spirit survives and so does the music. I am grateful for this and also thankful that we still have so many beautifully talented musical artists on the planet. Let the music play.

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Transported Through a Rite of Passage

My dearest ally has long been music.  Music, melody and lyrics were once vital links to where I housed my soul. Some of my peers used drugs or sex to put distance between their now and before. Me, I worked it out in part, on the dance floor. It was a rite of passage for me.

Talented local bands played frequently in my home town. I was part of that scene. Dressed in unconscious-wear, I would go to be moved. I’d pay at the door; find my place on the floor. Out went the lights, on with the music…the drum beating methodically through my body…it would take me, take me, gone.

Empowered by the feel of the light in and around me, I moved, I grooved, I whirled, I stepped I climbed…..tossing my head methodically, long-dark-curls slapping my tear-stained-face. I was dancing away from my past where love carried a knife in its small heart and the memories burned me speechless.

Then my trust in the music laid open my chest, pulled at my heart and feet to move me forward, forgive, step away, step away and begin again. So from a place in my past and a peek at my future, I returned to the Minneapolis bar where the lights were low and the air was filled with the scent of pot, smoke and alcohol. 

Exhausted from the journey, lifted by the ethereal experience, I stepped off the dance floor and more fully into my life, my right of passage in motion.

Jodi Livon, 1986-)

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Gratitude and Light

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We all have a soul-print. It’s much like a fingerprint but doesn’t vanish after death. Our choices here on earth impact the depth of our soul-print. Each and every choice we make is colored by either love or fear.

Ego is an amazing storyteller and weaver of anxiety provoking plots. Unconsciously we respond and unconsciously we make decisions based on a plot that is not.

Take time this week to notice when you feel stuck or angry and lovingly listen to the story running through your mind. Is it fact or fiction?

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LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE!

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Setting Anchor

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Feeling spacey? Want an energy boost? Drop your anchor!

An anchor is…a principal support and a dependable mainstay that holds us steady. When we are anchored we are informed and alive to the moment. In this space, our natural insights are colorfully available. In this space we are grounded and protected from excess energy or vibrations that are not our own.

Love offers the strongest of fortification and since we are all divinely loved, we have a level of energetic protection flowing through us at all times. Learning techniques such as the one below fortifies this protection. Additionally, it can also help increase energy, diminish spaciness, and heighten productivity.

For those of us who are especially sensitive, it can help us maintain our boundaries which beautifully protect us, energetically speaking.When we are soundly anchored, we are more wholly present and alive to the moment. Our neighbor’s moodiness, our girlfriend’s divorce and our step-son’s poor grades remain part of their story, not ours.

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Setting Anchor

Record this short and effective grounding exercise on your phone. Hit play, close your eyes and follow along.

Sit or stand with your back straight and both feet planted firmly on the floor. Look down at your feet and notice how they feel and what shoes, if any, you are wearing. Your breath should remain long, slow and even throughout this exercise. Note the clothing you are wearing including colors, textures and length. How do you feel physically and emotionally? No need to judge or alter your mood, just notice.

Move your feet gently back and forth three of four times. Raise your hands in the air, fingers reaching to the sky then bring them slowly down and lightly shake them as if removing cookie crumbs from your fingers. Next place your palms on your knees and rotate clockwise three times as if buffing your kneecaps. Now switch directions and rotate your palms counterclockwise on your knees. Firmly press your palms onto your knees then rest your hands, palms up on your thighs.

Close your eyes and inhale deeply through your nose to the count of eight while filling your lungs completely; next exhale through your nose to the count of eight emptying your lungs entirely. Pay attention to the sound of your breath and the way it feels as it moves through your nostrils. Repeat this three times.

Next imagine an iridescent white light streaming down from the Universe through a thin, clear, silver thread. Visualize the light flowing rapidly through the top of your head, connecting to the base of your spine and making its way through every inch of your body, leaving a light white mist as it moves its way down through the soles of your feet. The light carries a slight energetic charge that feels like a splash of spearmint inside you.

Envision the white light as it threads itself down and out from the bottom of your feet and drops swiftly and deliberately through the crust of the earth through the gigantic core of sold metal where it firmly anchors itself.

You are still able to feel the spearmint charge in your feet and this attaches and anchors you to the thread that is now connected to the core of the earth.

Inhale deeply and as you exhale, slide your feet back and forth two or three times, lift your hands to the sky and place them together, palm to palm as you bring them down to rest at your heart. 

Consider yourself anchored!

For a quick reboot later in the day, slide your feet back and forth on the ground a few times while listening to the sound of your breath.

My first book, The Happy Medium: Awaking to Your Natural Intuition (Llewellyn, 2009), includes some fun and useful material about how to grow intuition and recognize signs from the other side. Most importantly, it includes some solid insight about grounding and protection. Proper grounding and protection strengthens us emotionally, physically and spiritually.

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Favorites!

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My daughter Sophia and I just returned from our very first Girls Trip together..just the two of us! We had a blast and laughed our way through all four days of our vacation in the Arizona sun. I know I will remember this as one of my favorite Sophia-adventures. It’s late so instead of posting what I typically do on Wednesdays, I thought I would do something different. I’m posting a few things about favorites!

Up high in a closet or under your bed may live a box of old greeting cards, photos of past loves, secret notes, and other goodies that were just too precious to discard. A favorites file is a bit like this only it is more current and this one is electronic!

Affirmations help raise our vibration and so can this little exercise. Open a file on your computer and call it something like Favorites for Lifting my Mood. I’ve compiled a small list of questions for this feel good file. The only prerequisite is that what you include must lift your spirits and be current as in within the past 6-months. Fill in the blanks, add more questions and make it a favorite file of your own!

Feel free to answer any or all of these questions. Include a photo or two..or a quote or both! Over the past 6-months…

My favorite vacation -Include a photo or two

Some of my favorite people-Include a photo or two

One of my all-time-favorite things to do

Favorite affirmation or quote

Favorite life-enhancing experience

Favorite moment or moments that I shared a part of me not typically shared.

Charitable giving can be done in so many ways….through a kind word, sharing funds, time spent doing for those who cannot do for themselves. My favorite charitable moment in the past 6-months is__________________________________________.

Moments that made me laugh…

Moments filled with love…..

When you smile your vibration is enhanced..and you become more open to your intuition. Smile..do things that you enjoy just because you enjoy them

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Here’s a snapshot of my own Favorites for Lifting my Mood file.

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My favorite BOYS..even if the photo is a little old!

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One of my affirmations….“I am nourished by the Spirit within. Every cell in my body is filled with light. I give thanks for radiant health and endless happiness.” Florence Scovel Shinn

Social Media is one of my favorites! I adore watching the energy of someone who is celebrating a Birthday and receiving lots of love on Facebook in celebration of the day!

YOU are my favorite! You are reading this blog because you care enough about your own spirit to explore ways to raise your consciousness and I think that is beautiful.

My favorite accomplishment this year..participating in the Seventh annual Dancing with the Twin Cities Celebrities fund raiser and winning audience favorite..and best of all…winning the Charity Ambassideor Award!

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