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How to Re-Juice Even When Life Events Put The Squeeze On You

 

Stacy I will miss you forever

I could use a motion sickness pill as a result of all the wild ups and downs of the past seven days!

Have the past days felt big to you as well?

I was looking forward to the week of December 2nd, especially to being on Twin Cities Live and shining my intuitive light on TV!

The week started with my youngest coming down with a flu bug that really brought her down. 

My Intuitive Coach clients on Monday and Tuesday were especially amazing and that lifted me up. 

And then in a blur…There was the relief and delight of a planned surgery going well…and then a health scare for me, and next two very dear friends became dangerously ill … One of them didn’t make it.

My friend Stacy had a body that was frail but man she was made of steel.

My family loved her dearly and always considered her to be part of ours. She was a beautiful, fun loving, exuberant woman with a heart of pure honey.

Friendships don’t end with death because love never dies. I could talk about, and blog about her amazing spirit for days but that is not what this post is about. 

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It is about remembering how to re-juice even when life events put the squeeze on us.

It’s about knowing that we are enough. And tuning in and feeling our light so we can step up to the proverbial plate, and do what it is we came here to do.

In this space we see that our passion for whatever it is we are doing is proof that at the plate we stand. 

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My biggest passion resides in being a mom.

I love being part of my children’s lives and for our family, that has always included -no matter the weather- sitting in the stands watching them throw, catch, kick or hit a ball. Or as was the case this past Saturday, watching our daughter glide gracefully across the floor in dance.

Having just learned of our friend’s death, we left the meet immediately after her team performed so I could curl up on my living room sofa and cry.  

I needed the comfort of my home. 

The medium in me waited patiently and quietly as I mourned.

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My son Aaron was home recovering from shoulder surgery and when he heard me say, “I hope she wasn’t scared.” He said “Mom, anyone who knows you and has heard you talk about the other side wouldn’t be scared .”

Something in his words struck a chord and the medium in me stepped back in. 

Stacy my friend I will miss you forever. I recall now that I have only to remember how you touched my heart to find you.

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What TO DO When You Feel Blue

-Know that it is all right to feel the way you feel

-Know that it is also all right to improve the way you feel by changing your thoughts

-Find a memory or a photo that brings you joy

-Close your eyes and say your full name to yourself

-Drop your shoulders so they no longer feel like earrings

-Inhale for a count of seven…exhale for a count of seven, seven times 

-Feel the memory 

-Inhale the joy

-Exhale exhale exhale 

-Inhale, exhale and release

-Breathe some light into your heart

-Allow the love in the moment to come alive within you 

-Know that the way you feel about the memory will be with you always

-The love in a moment lives forever

-Inhale, Exhale, and Release. Know that you are enough!

GRACE

Live what you love and what you love will fill your life!

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Boundaries in a Bottle!

 

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Autumn, full moons, Aries, Uranus, Pluto & Jupiter! Shadow work, boundary work, inner work. There’s a lot going on in the cosmos and there’s a lot going on within You!

When you have tons of fun or not-so-fun-stuff going on, who do you call? I love and trust my husband and dear friends but when it comes to feeling over-stuffed I call my best friend.

My best friend is my intuition.

My intuition told me to breathe myself into my higher-knowing-soul-self and so I did!

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Here’s how!

I was lead to do some inner-eye housecleaning…Meaning to clean up and tighten up my boundaries.

This is always a good idea…it strengthens intuitive signals and makes the language of my intuition sing.

Breathe!

Stand or sit with spine straight and legs and arms uncrossed. Gently close your eyes and listen to the sound of your breath as you slowly inhale and exhale nine times through your nose. Feel the rise of your belly as you take in another breath and relax into yourself as you exhale. As you inhale a ninth time envision a golden-white light moving up from the core of the earth through your feet and out from the top of your head. The golden-white light then encircles your body three times and floats back down to the core of the earth.

One of my favorite boundary fixes is Boundaries in a Bottle from my second book, The Happy Medium: Speaking the Language of Intuition

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Who—Anyone who could use a quick boundary fix

What—Expeditiously clear the energy in and around you

When—When you wish to clear your mind or you feel like your boundaries are askew

Where—Any private or semi-private space

Next…

*Fill a small clean glass spray bottle with purified water. Add several drops of sage essential oil or salt (either sea salt or kosher salt).

*Imagine that you are surrounded by a white light.

*Stand in the middle of the room and spray the air above your head three times.

*Close your eyes and touch the tip of your middle finger to the top of your thumb. This is known as the Akash mudra, which helps activate positive thought and strengthens the intuitive voice. Keep your other fingers straight but relaxed.

*Say, “The brilliant light of my soul shines and I feel imbued with confidence, peace, and courage. I am filled with appreciation and am radiant with white light.”

You have now bounced yourself back into your intuitive-happy self! In my experience, using this grounding techniques is a beautiful way to start your day—or clear your energy and protect your body, mind, and spirit. Once you learn how to ground yourself the good will freely flow through you and anything else will fall away!

I’m the author of THE HAPPY MEDIUM book series and the Resident Psychic on a fabulous television show airing in the Midwest, TWIN CITIES LIVE!

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Autumn Equinox…When Day and Night bow as Equals

Last eve of summer 2019

Today, September 23rd, 2019 we welcome the Autumn Equinox. 

When day and night bow as equals and sun and earth appear to stand in geometrical harmony, the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere trade places.

There is deep significance to these astrological changes. What is without is within. It’s also a celestial voyage. Meaning what is happening on the outside is also happening on the inside.

Autumn is a time when the leaves turn the colors of sunset and they put on their best and last performance. They bow and sway and eventually they fall.

This marks the end of a cycle.  Autumn is a time to gather, celebrate, and let go.

 

Have you recently felt the need to spend time alone? Have present-day life-events truly taken your breath away?

You are not alone.

I’ve attended more funerals this September than I did in all of last year. 

These events remind me to be mindful, sensible and present. To take stock of and appreciate what I have. And to release what no longer serves me.

I had time alone in my home this past weekend. In the silence I made a promise to myself to move on this day, only in the direction of what I most needed. I sat in the midst of unfolded laundry and cried.

I cried for my friend who just buried her son. I cried for my broken moments and for everyone I love who just lost one of their loves. 

And then something weird happened. Something meaningful and beautiful. As I moved into a deeper space, my knowing-soul-self told me the story of me. 

I listened and saw things from a completely different perspective. The weight of over-thinking dissapeared. I let go.

In the midst of unfolded laundry and red puffy eyes, I came to realize that I am living my dreams! I’m blessed to have an amazing family and a career that allows me to do what I love most….Love people out loud.

And so it is that I am writing about the Autumn Equinox because as it is without, so it is within. 

Synchronicity is my friend.

The Autumn Equinox brings balance. 

Happy Autumn! 

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An Emotional Eclipse

 

 

 

Hello exciting New Year and Hello New Moon Solar Eclipse! New moons always mean a fresh start and eclipses bring big, bold, new beginnings externally as well as internally. This new year starts off with a bang as our vision to see an internal side of ourselves and others is sparked.

The cosmos do not disappoint! 

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On this the first anniversary of my mom’s transition into spirit I am filled with memories of her. For most children their relationship with their mom is one of love mixed with salt and pepper. I’ve learned that all relationships can be bitter mixed with sweet. 

For me on this day, I am flooded with contrasting emotions. I would love to say that I am so evolved that the memories are only of the last several months of her life, when things between us were the very best.

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But as I sit here in my cozy family room with my dog sprawled out on my lap, I feel what it was like to be 14-years-old curled up and sobbing in my bed. In the weeks prior she  told me I wasn’t a child she could mother. Back then, the way she felt about me radiated throughout the house. My awareness of her disdain colored my thoughts dark and suffocated my self-esteem.

Time has taught me patience so I now breathe, relax into how I feel and allow the feelings to wash away.

In my mind I am gently moving the tear-drenched-curls from my eyes and am telling myself a different story than the one I told myself back then.

Her rejection of me wasn’t really of me, it was her refusal of a part of herself. My mom was reacting to her own wounds. I deserved all the love in the Universe and received it through the kind acts of neighbors, relatives and friends.

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As I tell myself a different story about what went down, not an untrue story but one based on a different perspective, my heart warms and I am able to feel the light I’ve been filled with for the last 40-some-years.

Because I allowed myself to freely feel (and write) I’m able to remember with love the wonderful conversations my mother and I had during the last 24-months of her life.

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We truly cannot pick the memories that arise. For me, several of them have been surprising, but we can choose what story we tell ourselves about what the memories mean. And that saved me today as it has before. I’m now able to feel my love for her fully because I allowed myself to quickly clear, emotionally speaking.

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I’ve been interacting consciously with the spirits around me  since I was a teen and have literally read thousands of people. I’ve noticed that there is a rhythm to the soul’s journey as well as a theme.

The people who are the happiest are not those who have sailed through life seemingly tragedy-free. Quite the contrary, the happiest people are the ones who shine a spotlight on the good stuff without ignoring the bad.

So today’s theme for me is a reminder to focus on the happier version of my story. This way, I can honestly write a happier ending to my childhood. After all, it ushered me into my now, where I am loved, and safe, and wanted.

So now, I’m completely filled with memories of my mom smiling, talking about her beloved books while sipping iced-tea. She is radiant and I am peaceful.

It’s okay to miss what we could have had in our relationships with those we love as long as it doesn’t blind us to what we do have.

I’m not only talking about this, I’m teaching it. We actually ARE the authors of the story our soul unfolds. Let’s be conscious of this!

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This process works so well for me I decided to share it! If you would like to hear more about writing a happier story-line into your life, join me January 16th for The Story of Your Soul! It’s an online Event! Register now & receive 50% off ticket price! Just use this discount code!   ZVX9UY5V

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I’m Back!

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How have you been? If feels like forever since I’ve written in this blog and I feel like a different person. I’m so truly grateful to those who reached out in thought, post or deed to extend words of condolence, understanding or humor to help lighten the load of grief left after my family suddenly lost our sweet dog Baci.

I remember when I was writing The Happy Medium: Awakening to Your Natural Intuition how sweet if felt to express how normal it is to feel our loved ones presence even after they had ‘died’ and then on page 252 my own father died.

And still I wrote, and I grieved, and I wrote. I may be a psychic by nature but I am a writer by heart.

Much has happened since then as I am sure it has for you. Children are born, parents die, we give birth to new careers and parts of ourselves and we keep moving on.

And so it is that I am releasing my second book.

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My first book validated the existence of life after life and the beauty of the intuitive process.My next book, The Happy Medium: Speaking the language of Intuition is due out in December of 2016 and puts that message into practice to offer vibrant, appealing, insight-boosting practices that will help you become and live more of your intuitive-happy self.

It’s designed for people who want to more fully understand the language of their own intuition, and is packed with spirited, entertaining, intuition-popping practices that can be applied in a parking lot, a mall, or a boardroom!

Makes a fabulous holiday gift! More info to follow!

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Park Your Thoughts Here

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Parking Your Thoughts has to do with the power of the spoken word, the unspoken word and the thoughts we hold tight.

Where do you park? I’m not referring to your car, I am referring to your thoughts. What thought or thoughts does your mind rest on most often?

The spoken word has enormous impact on us, especially when accompanied by honest emotion. The words we think and say hold a depth of power few understand though thankfully, the subject is becoming more and more popular.

The subject of, and discussion about where we park our thoughts however, is relatively uncharted territory.

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In mediation we are encouraged to allow our mind to be still. Initially this can be daunting. Finding and holding this space, or actually living in this space is challenging.

I’m a huge believer in adding light to our lives. Staying mindful of what we are feeling, thinking, and saying helps us do just that, as does meditation. But meditative state aside…when we rest, where do we park our thoughts at the end of the day or at the end of a conversation?

After the words have been spoken, where does the mind go?

Think about the last time you “spaced out” during a walk and found yourself blocks away from your intended destination. Do you remember where your mind went?

Unconsciously parking your thoughts is when you find yourself replaying a scenario over and over again in your head. You keep the emotion behind the memory alive in a suspended freeze or you hold onto the feeling the event evokes, and you park there.

The mind does go somewhere when it roams and I believe that remaining conscious of where it goes is as important as the words we speak and the thoughts we think.

I find it encouraging to know that once we learn how and where to park our thoughts, we gain access to a new level of contentment that feels really delicious. I refer to it as a purposeful neutral. But we need to stay conscious of where we allow our mind to wonder.

Consciously parking our thoughts in a safe environment contributes to our ability to manifest the fabulous.

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So, I have a question for you and it is not a commoner one? Where do you park your thoughts?
Do you rest them on feelings of love, hope, hopelessness, daring, or of course, fear? Do you know?

Find a parking spot…Ask yourself these three questions when you are alone and have a few moments to yourself.

Who am I?

How am I?

Where am I?

Simple, right?

Who am I? (Say your full name. This will protect and ground you.)

How am I? (Are you happy, sad, anxious, hungry etc. This will connect you more solidly to your body and your feelings.)

Where am I? (I’m in my living room and watching my son play. (You are present.)

You now have more conscious control over where you rest your thoughts. This is where affirmations can be a beautiful thing. Choose an affirmation, quote, or poem that feels good to read and rest your thoughts there. Allow the sensations you feel as you read the affirmation to move in and through you. Memorize the feelings.

Here is an example. If you are feeling excited and anxious over upcoming changes in your life, read something like this affirmation and hold onto the feeling reading it evokes. This is what I mean when I say,… Park your thoughts HERE!

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When our mind is spinning and we want to calm and slow it down…

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When we are in pain…

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When we want to boost our confidence…

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When we dare!

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When we berate ourselves…

 

 

I-am-awake-to-the-spirit (2)When we are feeling the strength within…

Remember…When we know how and where to graciously rest our thoughts, and choose to do so, we gain access to a new level of contentment.

 

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We can electrify our world through the use of affirmations! Take a moment morning, noon and night to read your favorite affirmations!

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Keeping Summer Alive!

Keeping summer alive all winter long!

My-energy-is-ignited-My 2Keeping the feeling of summer alive during the colder months of autumn and winter will add a little light to the colder seasons! There are a few simple things you can do to help you along the way and they are all pretty easy.

Care for all your senses. How things feel, smell, taste look and sound matter. The general vibe of summer is light and warm. Maintaining the same feeling will brighten your day and lighten your mood. Here are a few simple suggestions….

Add plants to your home..ones that are easy to care for and fun to see. Include a few new deep and bright colors into your home decor and add a rug or two that feels good to touch. Bring a small water fountain to work or set one up in your family room. It will help keep your energy flowing.

Exercise…find one or two that you can more than tolerate…you want to enjoy them so you will do them often. Adding an extra run or three up and down your stairs every day is an example of an easy need-to-exercise fix.

Food..we love our feel-good foods in Minnesota and I’m sure it is the same around the globe. Apparently, certain foods lift us up..such as cranberries, ginger, garlic, greens, grapefruit, beetroots, carrots, and garlic. (Good Foods,10-27-15)

We-are-allowed-only-the 2Here are a few things that seem to add a metaphysical lift to the mood and a pop to our vibe…Drink clean, clear water with lemon, sit in the sun at least three times a week or near a window during the day. Take a sun-nap, add fresh herbs to your food and wear bright colors no less than three times a week. Add music to your day, every day. Be sure to add time to your week to be around people and relax.

Expression-through-music And my last keeping summer alive suggestion is to SAGE! Clearing our space of old, worn out thoughts and/or negative energy is a must all year and during the winter it’s even more important because the windows and doors are more commonly closed shut. This clogs up the energy in our homes and as a result, it can clog us up a bit as well. Lighting sage, or smudging as it is commonly referred to, is a Native American tradition. In my experience, it works!

A more detailed description of this technique is included in The Happy Medium.

The most effective way I know to clear a space, or “sage”
it, as we refer to it in my home, is to clean it first. If you do
not have time to conduct a good old soap-and-water house cleaning,
simply wash a few dirty dishes and empty your garbage. Your
intent honestly matters. Getting rid of clutter is also a highly effective
way to change and raise the energy vibration. The act of cleaning
and clearing clutter sends a wonderful message to the Universe
of an openness, and willingness to change.

The smudging ritual can be defined as a powerful spiritual
or mystical house cleaning. It leaves a space fresh and clear of
unwanted energy and allows the light to come on in!

I-am-healthy-and-happy 2Reasons to light sage.., to enhance or create positive energy, and
to reclaim your space and make room for further joy and prosperity.

To do this powerful spiritual clearing, you will need a just few
items: something to burn, and something to burn it in. Please
be mindful of using appropriate, fire resistant tools, and be
aware of the possibility of upper respiratory issues arising due
to the smoke.

The most commonly used herbs are white sage, cedar,
cilantro, mugwort, lavender, and sweetgrass. You will find
these herbs online, in co-ops, and in health food stores.

Another option is purchasing a smudge stick. Smudge sticks
are bundles of dried herbs tied together with colored thread or
a strip of hide.You will also need matches and
a ceramic or stone bowl, a seashell, or a natural, fire-safe bowl.
An ashtray also works well.

Next, open a window. If possible, leave it open during this
process. If it is too hot or cold out, just open the window for
a few minutes at the end of this process.

We-respond-to-that-whichThe next step is to concentrate on the four corners of each room. Traditionally,
you would start your cleansing in the east, fanning the smoke with a feather or just your hand. Continue around the room in a clockwise direction. The smoke from the smoldering herbs attaches itself to negative, old, tired energy. Remember there should be no actual flame, just a smoldering. As it clears away, it takes with it the negative energy, releasing it to another space where it will be turned into positive energy.

I-find-myself-observing 2Take a moment morning, noon and night to read your favorite affirmations!

We are the authors of the story our soul unfolds. So write a beautiful story!

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  • Minnetonka, MN on November 5th! Click Here to learn more!                             Come laugh, learn, and perhaps connect with a new part of yourself or a lost loved one…who, as it turns out is not lost after all!

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