Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Will Corporations Survive the Aquarian Age?

Lately I have felt a strange pull. A shift in my attention. Some might call it a career shift. When I got back from Hawaii I thought the biggest shift there could possibly be was this happy and full reclamation of my artist self.  But as I settle into that change and commitment to show up for my inner artist, there has also been a polar opposite inspiration. Perhaps it is the groundwork that first shift has laid that has allowed me to even think about what I have been thinking about lately.... So I'll just spill it. I keep thinking about corporations. About CEOs and directors and managers and people that work for them. In my view, office buildings are the places that creativity goes to die, and the thought of working with or for anything corporate used to make me cringe or wonder if my Prostitute Archetype was in shadow.

But I don't live in a bubble, and many of my students or their spouses are in this world. And I can see that there is an acute need there. Many powerful people are misusing their energy and have lost a sense of purpose in their work.

I was reading from my current favorite book Love Without End the other day and Jesus was talking to Glenda Green about the shift that is going to have to take place... He said all this is 1992-ish so I have paraphrased and changed some of the verbage to reflect the now, but this is basically what he said:

"The structures which dominated man's lives [in the Piscean age] were all created in a state of disconnection and unconsciousness....Within these structures is the seed of continuing oppression. In order to survive, such creations must suppress the soul of man and perpetuate his enslavement to them. However, [now that we have changed the age,] as the time of man's fulfillment arrives, this will have to change. [We are already beginning to witness] the simultaneous collapse and retaliation of that which wishes to survive against the good of man. 

However, this exposure will assist in the elevation of man's consciousness and bring about a new era of brotherhood on earth where structures are re-established from a state of consciousness and connection with Divine Order."

Will there be suffering? she asked. He answered that "Many will feel no suffering except for the compassion extended to those who do experience pain and sorrow... but for those who are attached to the that which much fall--there will be no reprieve from their agony. Even this is a blessing, that lives full of anguish may bleed the venom and thereby have a chance to heal."

And so. I have decided that I need to expand my work to include working with corporations. There are many ways that some corporations are trying to be more conscious and offer more to their employees, such as corporate wellness programs and retreats and stress reduction programs. I'm all for that, and please call me if you want to do a corporate retreat, or need help de-stressing your employees or helping them get along. And I am also open to working directly with CEOs and COOs and Directors of all kinds to coach them in creating a new corporate consciousness that will ensure prosperity and success of their business in the Aquarian Age.

You may remember the way the entire music industry as it once existed crumbled in the early 2000s. That was a result of the change of the age. A similar shake down happened to the publishing industry and it almost collapsed entirely. They both had to scramble to figure out how to work with the changing reality and consciousness of people. Both survived, but in a new form. Other industries, however, have completely dried up and blown away. Whether you want to believe it or not, there are still many more shake downs to come.

I believe that this is an area where I can make a profound difference and I hope to be able to support willing professionals in a seamless transition to greater consciousness. If you feel like you are one of these professionals or you know one who might be open to this, let's talk. You can find my contact info through my hypnotherapy site or just about anywhere. Or leave a comment here. Sat nam.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Growing Up Blogging

Blogging over a period of years, especially when you are on a spiritual journey, is sort of like growing up on television or in the tabloids. Not that I am famous or anything, but I can sort of understand how Drew Barrymore feels. Though I might wince a little bit when I think about awkward phases or bad photos, I doubt I will ever attempt to hide them. Everything has been part of the journey, but none of it defines me. I can reinvent myself every week if I want to. Because I understand the I AM.

Once, the Relief Society in my old ward wanted to "spotlight" me in the newsletter (they chose someone every month at  random) and the lady who interviewed me asked me who I admired. I told her Madonna. She didn't understand. She sorted through her prophets and then remembered that's what the Catholics call Mary. Well no... actually, not the mother of Jesus. Although I admire her too. A lot. At the time, I was talking about the singer. I admire the way she has reinvented herself so many times. And I feel a kinship with her in that we have both been boat rockers. And don't tell me she is not on a spiritual journey. We all are.

Just a few of Madonna's many reinventions
In the past while I may have emphasized certain things, you might notice I am now de-emphasizing some, or emphasizing others. The reason being and this is the biggest learning that I can't emphasize enough, is that we create our lives by what we choose to amplify. (Which is why I am pro-peace and not anti-war.)

In case you are wondering, I am still very devoted in my discipleship to Jesus Christ and his teachings. He is truly a yogi. He is Love and I am Love too because we both dwell in God together. I remember once, a few years ago, I saw yogi friend of mine wearing a t-shirt that said Love is My Religion. At the time I thought it was an anti-religious sentiment that made her wear it. Truth is, I don't know why she was wearing it, but defensiveness at the time led me to believe maybe that was why. Now I see that I can wear that t-shirt and it is true for me too, while I am also a faithful member of an organized religion. The fact is, at the heart of every bonafide world religion is Love. If it has been forgotten, then it is our job to recover it.

None are exempt from the Lord's work. And though we don't always know our calling early, we eventually get nudges. It's now pretty clear that mine is to be a teacher and a bridge builder, and to use words--both written and spoken. It happens to be a big calling, and I have had to expand and consolidate as I grow. I have been through a period of consolidation and now I, and the work, is about to grow again.

I love being a bridge. I love showing people how to bring all truth into one great whole, and how to, when needed, put some issues in the God Box until later, when there is more understanding.

My retreats keep getting better and better. Even I am amazed. I feel very connected to the flow of all creation and guided by Love every moment when I am teaching and holding space at a retreat. 

My old urgency has fallen away. I no longer freak out about time, and about saving the world and hurrying up about it. Everything will get done and will be even more enjoyable if I am relaxed. I now know that only the right thing happens and everything is as it should be. Until it changes, and then it is again, as it should be. Often it changes just by my loving what is. 

I have also found that I am moving a way from certain kinds of healing that focus on what is wrong or on the why? When we ask why did this happen? Or where did I go wrong? etc etc, we are usually asking the wrong questions.  If we ask the wrong questions from an off-rhythm place we will get off-rhythm answers. And sometimes the moments (or hours or longer) we spend asking why, are actually our small window of time to get back on rhythm. The only question I am inviting you to to ask when finding oneself off rhythm is: what's the next most harmonious move? 

With regard to my healing work, I am now moving only toward work that is experiential and positive for the client, like imagery, which continues to blow my mind, and a few other very useful and experiential coaching tools. And in cases where the client needs a healer, I am being guided more to practice and use Sat Nam Rasayan (Healing in the True Name) which is a way of healing through presence and the neutral mind. 

I like the neutral mind. It's the fruit of a deep meditation practice, and it's so powerful it can heal others. 

I have also made the commitment to put down roots back in our home town in California and not travel much, if at all. My daughter needs this. And I do, too.  People can come to me for retreats now. After all, I do live in a fabulous retreat destination.

So I would like to announce my next retreat. In Ojai, California April 28-May 2, 2016. The theme will be Authentic Intimacy. Real intimacy begins with self and then affects all your relationships: with nature, with animals, with other humans and with God. This retreat will be open to men and women and there is room for a few couples. I haven't booked the center yet, so I can't post the prices or the link to register, but if you are interested, save the date and make sure to be on my newsletter list. And subscribe to the blog. I have a few more big announcements I'll be making shortly. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

From Sedona to the Uintahs

In January I taught two retreats. A short one-day retreat in Sedona Arizona, and a 4 day Snow Queen Visionquest retreat in the mountains above Park City. Here are some pictures from both amazing and intimate retreats.  There was no official photographer for either of these so these are just snapped by me or other attendees. Many moments could never be captured on film. And some that were captured might not be appropriate to share here. He he. Let's just say it was a break through and a rebirth for all involved. 

The view from right outside.

I call him bliss boy.

Bridge for seasonal stream.

Many faces.

come join us next time! There's room for you right here.

Preparing for a rebirthing. Looks like a big slumber party I know. 

And now for a change of scenery.

Our retreat cabin. it was very retreaty... as in remote.

I decided I like snow ok. Especially when the sun is out. It's so white!

Our view from the cabin

She wanted me to take a before and after picture. This was the before. Her eyes look super wide. I never got the after picture. She was really relaxed and totally a new person.

A few of us  made snow angels in our bathing suits... Then jumped in the hot tub.

In the kitchen

Wolf Moon. We might have howled at it.

Drum making

Making a drum is not just a craft. It is a journey. Remember to breathe.

Buffalo medicine.

Deer medicine.

Horse Medicine.

Alison and I drumming. We used our drums a lot. They were a great tool. 

Drums are medicine for the heart. They help you connect with and back on rythmn. We used them to let go, forgive, manifest, refocus, get into journey and more. 

Walking down the road.

Her last name is Snow. She had to come. 

Alison arrived but had to walk the last half mile. Lots of cars kept getting stuck.

A little yoga...

A little gong. I borrowed this gong so I didn't have to travel with mine. Wahe Guru for more gongs in the world. 

It snowed on the day we left. We were lucky to get off the mountain. But so pretty.