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It was the last pose in yoga this morning, as always: Savasana: Corps Pose. Our teacher said aloud “rest in peace,” and I started to cry. We say this for the dead but how often for the living? As the exterior world continues to show us ourselves, is there a possibility for inner peace? No. There is too much hurt, abuse, anger, resentment, abandonment, disappointment and fear in our hearts to believe we can be peaceful in our current state. Anyone who thinks so is delusional, unless you are a practicing monk. I’m pretty sure most of my readership does
Here we go again..take sides. Russia/Ukraine, Vaxxed/Not Vaxxed, Palestine/Israel. You’ve got to take a side and not question anything. It’s pretty safe to say the majority of those commenting, posting and virtue signaling have a surface understanding of what has happened in the last week and in the last century in the region. I’m in that group. I know almost nothing about the history of Israel and Gaza, distant and recent. So I will refrain from opinion or posting or “standing” with anyone. All of it wrong, from the oppression, the lies, the profiting by everyone except those suffering-it’s all
The past five months have marked a pivotal time in the human story. The two world split. So many have weighed in on what that looks like. And like most things, you can only really see it looking backward at it, after it happened. I thought nothing much happened on December 20th, 2020: the powerful Saturn/Jupiter conjunction. The new-agers had us thinking the world was going to lift off into another dimension. It didn’t look like that on that day but it sure looks that way now. The split can be made up of anything you want it to be:
“If I passed away tomorrow, it’s ok. I’ve done what I wanted to do.” ~ Charles Bello, Architect I watched a segment on this man who has spent forty years off the grid in the wilderness of the redwoods in northern California. It was quite a unique and inspirational story. But to hear him say the words above was so incredibly interesting and got me thinking. I certainly haven’t done all I came to earth to do. He was quite a bit older so I sighed relief that I have some time. But do I? What am I waiting for?
I’ve been practicing the 21 Emanations of Tara with the book by Rachael Wooten, PhD. I recommend it to anyone looking to deepen your connection to the enlightened female Buddha, or if you have a desire to connect to the divine feminine within. This practice has giving me great comfort and support during this transition time on planet earth. Orange Poverty-Removing Tara delves into the topic of extreme lack, not just material but spiritual. Spiritual poverty is not something we often think about but it is the underlying cause of most of the problems in our lives and in the world.
Is the root of all envy. These words really struck me when I heard them last week. And they had the opportunity to shift my view and deepen my awareness of my own behavior and the behavior of others. Part of growth is being able to shift reactions in the midst of a situation. This concept has the capacity to alert us of our underlying, often unseen motives for our reactions to our outside world. If we are truly living our life to the fullest and enjoying what we do every day, there is no need for envy of others.
The world is changed by your action, not by your opinion ~ Paulo Coelho As we continue to experience the big squeeze here in the 3rd Dimension it’s been quite a social experiment. What’s it going to take for each individual to grow a backbone? I’m still working on mine, but it’s much better than it was three months ago. As I sat and judged others for their foolish beliefs, mine went unchecked. But after a very hard quarter of a year, I now see the lesson. I see where I was still, after all this time, relying on others
Why is someone that speaks the truth labeled? Has the narrative of our world become so false that anyone who follows the voice of their internal compass and speaks out against what they feel is wrong, is risking ridicule, job loss or worse? https://www.sgtreport.com/2021/02/morally-grotesque-whistleblower-at-smith-college-resigns-over-reverse-racism/ I truly believe we are at a perpetual choice point in our country and our world. The squeeze to take action will only continue. Apathy will no longer be tolerated. As we continue to turn a blind eye to the injustices that are so blatant in our world, we will only get further squeezed. I am
I could write the word c*nt and have a better chance of not getting censored than if I write the word C*vid. But this weekend has all been about taking risks so here I go… My son Jackson and I were in Texas this weekend, Austin specifically, and before I continue: nope, didn’t check the weather forecast… When we got to Austin on Friday, it was 11 degrees and there was no sun. We have been to Toronto many times and we thought we were in Toronto. I told that to my husband on the phone. He had never heard
I have started 2021 with a class on journeying. The class takes me on guided meditations through various portals in my energetic fields to access multi-dimensional information. I know that sounds like a lot, but it’s actually quite simple and very informative. There is limitless information and help available to us if we only have the tools to access it. The journey I took last night was to meet my future self. It was my self on Jan 1, 2022, one year from now. The exercise was to get a gift or symbol or item from my future self. The
It’s time to take back the date of Friday the 13th as a powerful day for creativity and the power of the feminine principle. In our new age of Aquarius, it represents Unity Consciousness. And as the term UNITY implies, no one is left out, not Biden, not Trump, despite our illusory beliefs about any other living person on the planet, NO ONE is left out of Unity Consciousness. That is where we are headed as a collective. The only question is how long will it take to get there. The decision is yours. As Albert Einstein pointed out linear
So I had seen the 2010 movie Secretariat years ago and remembered it fondly. He wins! What’s better than that? I’ll tell you what’s better – the true story of the woman behind the horse. Penny Chenery had gone to college in the late 1940’s but gave up a law degree and career to raise a family. And for much of the movie, and her true experience, if not all of it, she battles condescending men, including her own husband. She followed her intuition about a horse and believed in him and herself enough to see the process through to
Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you are digging deep and connecting to that which gives you faith. I know I’ve been in my prayer chair more than ever these days. Some things that are working for me:1. Grounding breathing exercises connecting your root chakra to the power of the earth, outside when possible. The earth has enormous support to offer us right now (and always actually).2. Dialoguing with Spirit gives personal messages of support. You can use oracle cards to help connect or not. All of my rock solid faith comes from the world I CAN’T see.3. Awareness of synchronicities:
Why was the Goddess erased from history? It’s the question that’s driven me for almost a decade. The discovery of Sophia, the feminine face of God resonated so completely in my soul that she was the driver for making sure my book series got done despite all obstacles including my own self worth. As Caitlyn Matthews writes “Sophia stimulates us inward toward Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition.” She is the embodiment of Human and Divine. Her story explains the Divine in Human form and her erasure ensured the veil over our own magic, our own power, our own potential. Erasing the
It’s not a week into the month and the intensity continues to ramp up! I started the month with a post that was slightly on the negative side because the full moon was weighing so heavily on us, we were swimming in mud! But then I received amazing news! Both Alchemy’s Air and Sky of Water were selected as finalists for the Canadian Book Club Awards! https://thecanadianbookclubawards.ca/ I am so thrilled and I thank all who voted! It’s amazing what a little good news can do to your outlook. I have to take my own advice to look at the
Hello! October will be a month of swift moving energy so to try and pack it into one post is pointless. This is probably a weekly update… I was stuck on the Merritt Parkway in a dead stop for an hour yesterday (you know the kind where people get out of their cars and walk around? that kind of dead stop) as my son is yelling at me as to why I didn’t use waze. We were in a dead zone so no internet access and he was missing practice, I couldn’t text the coach, blah blah blah…I was surprisingly
“You can’t affect millions if you can’t help ten.” Seth Godin This is a profound statement in our world of likes and followers. And one I’ve adopted in how I approach my work. Our culture pushes us to seek fame and beat algorithms but what is it really doing to help other people? The old saying ‘change starts with you’ also lends itself to ‘help starts with one.’ Help, heal, inspire, uplift ONE OTHER PERSON. Start there. Our ego wants our good deeds to be splashed all over the internet but that’s an internal issue for all of us. In
The Equinox comes twice a year as a day of balance. I loved the metaphor for life so much that I named my book series The Equal Night Trilogy. We see the balance in our outer world in the hours of the day but it’s true meaning is the balance within us, the balance of our light and dark self. We resist our shadow, having been cultured to fear it. We have been raised as sinners and what is within should stay hidden. But that’s what those that are losing control desperately want to keep in check-our inner power. What
On the heels of WAP getting ten’s of millions of views on YouTube being called “feminism and women taking charge of their sexuality” we are faced with ‘Cuties.’ I’m not saying the women who produced WAP have a responsibility to be role models but wouldn’t they want to be? With so much influence on such impressionable fans, girls who want to emulate their heroines, we are seeing the product of that in the portrayal of ‘tweens in ‘Cuties.’ I was clueless about the ‘Cuties’ movie until I read about the controversy on instagram. Like most, I was completely horrified over
Only ten days into September, consider it a win if you’re still standing! The month started with a full moon in Pisces that had us all crying. I was surprised at the revelations in my own life that came out of nowhere. I hope you are over the hurdle of the rocky start to the month. Although for the mamas juggling back to school, the hurdles continueIt is a loaded month and has the possibility of profound change and personal breakthrough. The rest of 2020 will continue to be rocky asking us all to awaken to a new sense of self.
Easier said than done most days. Why is it we have the fire in our bellies one minute, in a shame spiral the next? If only the feeling of invincibility would stick around for awhile, I’d get a lot more done. It makes me think of all of my unfinished projects, just short of the goal line. I realize it’s an internal issue. But that’s the good news. If the scared woman is inside so is the bold one. It’s all about directing attention. Here we can access the field of psychology that studies archetypes. These roles are all within
I don't know about you but I'm still reeling from the Full Moon on the 1st. Astrologers said it was supposed to bring up old wounds and boy did it. Did you feel it? I like to think of myself as spiritually “with it” but I have to say, I didn’t see that coming. You see I had something bottled inside me for a very long time and on Sunday it just came out, refusing to be inside any longer. And when it did, I actually felt my heart chakra “pop.” I couldn’t believe the physical reaction I had. Something
Trust. There’s a lot packed into that small word. Trust plays a large part in writing and creating story. As writers, we put faith in the process and faith in ourselves. I believe writers are superheroes, bravely going where mortals dare not tread. And part of the fun of fantasy fiction is believing in the unseen and putting that world on paper. I believe in the realm of imagination and everything that comes from that place is “real” in some way, even if only in a storybook. All great fiction has human truth in it. As writers we put ourselves
You are a Wild WomanAs a culture we have successfully civilized our humanness. And we are miserable. The good news is that within our misery lies restlessness. And that restlessness will save us. I know you feel it. No woman can escape it these days. We live in a society of manipulation, bombarded with cultural toxins that change the makeup of the individual over time. At the heart of that manipulation is a power struggle. It is the fight over YOUR SEXUALITY. Since Eve was blamed for the problems of the world, sex has been labeled the original sin. For
Mythology is our lifeline to the secret power inside all women. Beforescience, stories were told to explain the human condition. Those storieswere our truths. Running alongside written history, those truths becameour myths. In Sky of Water, my last installment of The Equal Night Trilogy, we see thetruth we have felt all along, that the wisdom of the ancients is buried withineach of us. We just have to take the time to uncover it. In our own world, women’s history has been so manipulated, we’ve beenforced to tether ourselves to the women of mythology, our ancient sisters,to retain a glimpse of
Five years ago I started working on my fantasy fiction series, the Equal Night Trilogy, combining concepts I learned about mysticism, women’s history and the power of the human spirit. At the time I started researching, I was turning forty and had never studied women’s history except the watered down version we’re taught in public school. Like the majority of kids, I learned about the suffragettes and the fight for voting rights and that was pretty much it. Whether it’s a judgment on my character or a function of just being a kid, I never thought to ask why were women
Last Sunday I stood crying in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s over something my son said to me…oh yeah it was Mothers Day. In the moment, I called it an overreaction. But I now realize my eyes could no longer hold in the heartache. It wasn’t an overreaction, just a reaction. He said something he thought was mild, that I was “scaring his friends,” but to me it was the recognition that my son is not my little boy anymore. What he once thought of as my sparkle, is now an embarrassment to him. In that moment my heart
Is the Book of Sophia real? More than a few readers of my trilogy have asked this. Aside from sending me down the rabbit hole of reality, this question made me think about how religious texts shape our beliefs so profoundly and by the mere fact that they exist gives them extraordinary power. To challenge dogma, even in fiction, can be controversial because it’s steeped in centuries of rigid beliefs. But I was fortunate that when the idea of Sophia and the Divine Feminine crossed my path, I was open and curious enough about it to let it in. In