Dec. 1, 2019

Congratulations!  You made it to the end of 2019!  Allow yourself to take a look back from 2010 until now and be proud of your journey... you've come so far!  No doubt the last decade has been quite memorable -  filled with beauty, challenges, and lots of personal growth.  The important thing is that you made it to this point, wiser and stronger from your experiences. 

Perhaps you're not ready to let go of this decade, still chasing a dream that wasn't meant to be.  Perhaps you never received closure or are still tortured by something that didn't go the way you'd planned.  This can be quite painful.  It's our attachment to an outcome that never developed that is the source of our pain.  Breathe deep and understand that everything that happened was for your ultimate benefit and evolution.  Sometimes we can't see that until years later.  However, you deserve to be free from that pain and mental anguish.  You have permission to appreciate the blessings in that situation and give yourself a break because of how it turned out.  You did nothing wrong.  But it is time to put yourself first and not hold yourself hostage to the past anymore.  It is time to release, let go, turn that love inward, nurture yourself, and allow for something better.  That's the least you deserve!
Or perhaps you are ready for this next chapter.  With arms wide open to the blessings in store for you in this new decade.  The beautiful thing is this:  YOU get to decide how your story goes from this moment on.  You have always been the protagonist in this movie called your life.  You are the scriptwriter and director, and you get to call the shots.  Breathe deep and feel that excitement welling up in your belly.  Your dreams are about to come true!  Most importantly, you deserve it.  You really do.  Given all you've been through these past 10 years, a new day, a new life is dawning for you now.  It's all up to you.  You've always had the ability to do great things.  Now you can own it, step into your authentic power, let your light shine, and do the good work your soul came here to do.
Good things are coming down the line.  For EVERYONE.  If you sense that too, you are not alone!  Something amazing is dawning for us all, and my dear, it is time.  My goodness... it is time.
If you need assistance releasing any blockages from the last decade, I invite you to join me at The Unity Center of West Linn on 12/22 from 9:45am-10:30am, as I will be giving the Alternate Sunday Service with a Reiki Journey/Guided Meditation to release old energetic blockages, and make room for all the wonderful things coming your way in 2020! ❤
Nov. 1, 2019
Man, things are harsh these days.  Many of you open up in our sessions and admit how challenging it is to just make it day-to-day.  I just want to gather you all up and hold you like a baby in my arms, and tell you how good you are, how safe you are, and how everything's going to be just fine.
We all feel so scared right now because we don't understand what's happening and not being able to see where our society is headed is distressing.  We tend to project fears into the unknown in an attempt to predict what's about to happen so we can "prepare" ourselves for it.  When in reality, all this focus on "what might happen" is actually creating that fear.  Please know it's not your fault.  It's how we're conditioned to process information.  It doesn't help we are programmed with fear by everything we see, hear, and ingest.  
The great news is just because you've always done something, doesn't mean you have to continue.  At some point you recognize the abuse and opt for a better way.  Maybe you're tired of hurting, tired of worrying, or tired of forsaking yourself.  Whatever brought you to this point to say "something's gotta give", Congratulations!  You've just taken some of your power back.
Truly, that's where a lot of fear stems from.  We've given our power away for thousands of years.  We're conditioned to look outside of ourselves for answers.  We look to politicians, corporations, our church, etc. for some guidance, for some direction on what to do, how to think, how to be.  Because we've disconnected from our own Source, we are left in a state of fear.  Fear is the lack of Love.  When you are disconnected from yourself, you are disconnected from what you truly are - which is Love.  The best remedy then, is to be your authentic self.
I want you to know, dear reader, that fear is just an illusion.  It has no power over you, just the power you give it, by your focus on it.  
"But my fear feels so real!  It causes my heart to race, my palms to sweat, my stomach to turn... I don't know how to control it", you might say.
The reason it feels so real is because being the powerful, creator beings we are, our focus on it creates it, and then it feels very real. 
I would like to share this excerpt from A Course in Miracles:
Perfect love casts out fear.
If fear exists,
There is not perfect love.
Only perfect love exists.
If there is fear,
It produces a state that does not exist.
As extensions of Source energy, expressing our creative power through individual bodies for the expansion of consciousness, we've forgotten how powerful we are, and have allowed our minds to be controlled by fear, then we produce fear, and are suffocated by the fear we create.  We do it to ourselves, not realizing there's another way. 
There is!  We can take our power back, and it is time to do so.  Soon, people will open their eyes en masse to the atrocities in our world, and decide to wake from their jaded slumber to empower themselves (and consequently change this world) through conscious creation, direct focus, and most importantly - Love.  
Do not wait for everyone to get on board, and do not wait for those who are dug in & refusing to give up the ways of the past.  Do not wait to create the new.  Pull yourself out of fear by stepping in to love and ask yourself today, "How may I serve?".  When you focus on Love, fear cannot touch you.  Love is the highest vibration.  Everything else dissolves in its presence. 
So always remember:  F*ck fear.  Create the world you want to live in today.  Be the change.  Just start doing it.  The best time to start was yesterday, the 2nd best time is now.  Create the new for yourself and your loved ones. 
When our hearts light up like stars in the night sky and we start doing the good work we came here to do, we heal and change the world.  
It starts with you.  I believe in you.  You got this. ❤
Oct. 3, 2019

It seems like every day that goes by, this world gets weirder.  Ever feel like you're waking up in a bad movie? 

I see so many of you who come to me in a state of fear.  What I tell you, I'd like to share with everyone...
You might've heard the acronym:  F-False  E-Evidence  A-Appearing  R-Real.  First off, fear is a byproduct of your thoughts.  Take a deep breath.  That's a relief, because you can change your thoughts.  No one is the thinker of your thoughts but you, and you control your internal state.  Breathe and relax.  Life isn't happening to you, it is responding to you, and you are in the driver's seat.
With regard to the state of the world, it's important to note that in this 3rd dimensional reality, we have duality and polarity.  Life ebbs and flows.  Tides come in and out.  Pendulums swing back and forth.  That's the natural order.  Things can't always be good, or always be bad.  It's all balance, and both are equally important and necessary.
As the veil is pulled back and the ugly truth is exposed, it may feel like the reality you grew up with is crashing down around you.  Many in this world are going through an awakening process where you might see the world through a new lens for the first time, and feel distressed about it.  That's actually a good thing!  It means you're waking up out of the trance of programming to see how things aren't as they seem, and you have more power than you realize.  We've given our power away for thousands of years, and when you wake up your own inherent power and grace, that's when you become an alchemist in co-creation with the Universe.
Remember that you are safe, always.  Nothing is separate from you, because you are everything.  Nothing is bigger than you, because are you everything.  Nothing can truly hurt you, because you are everything.  Understand that it's all a process, and things are being worked out in real-time.  Breathe deep and know that everything you experience is for your benefit.  Our life here serves to teach us and challenge us, because we evolve from those challenges.  We level up in this matrix, always reaching new heights, seeing new perspectives.
Know that as bleak as it feels now, it's the necessary pre-requisite for change.  To the degree that the pendulum swings in one direction, it always swings in the other.  Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.  The key is awareness of the process and trusting that it will work out as it should.  So take a deep breath, and let it happen.  Dance with life through your stages of evolution, and remember why you're here...  To experience, to love, to shine your light.  Know all is truly well in your world, and when it's still hard to remember, simply repeat:  
All is well.  All is well.  Everything is working out to my highest good.  Out of this situation, only good will come, and I am safe.  ❤
Sep. 1, 2019

We get caught up in our busy lives, in a busy world, constantly going and doing.  We have rent to pay, medical bills, and we may have little ones that depend on us.  It's easy to get swept up in the frenzy of just trying to survive in this world.  It's easy to forget what really matters... not that keeping a roof over your head doesn't matter, of course...

This summer I was gifting Reiki sessions to a lady in my building.  Her cancer was terminal, and she was too tired to keep fighting.  We knew she wouldn't be with us much longer.  Our weekly sessions became twice weekly, then every other day.  My intention was to do what I could to bring her peace.
I arrived for what ended up being our last Reiki session only minutes after she made her transition.  I knew as soon as her daughter opened the door, in tears.  I immediately went to her body and gently placed my hands on her.  The Reiki continued to flow to her, through her vessel, for hours afterward.  It was an honor to be with her at the end of her life and support her journey home.
In the following weeks, I walked around in a daze.  Everything I had been so stressed about in the prior months didn't seem to matter anymore.  Relational issues, financial issues, none of that mattered.  I realized all the bickering, all the squabbling, all the distractions that we dance with everyday... none of it truly matters.
The only thing that truly matters was the light in her eyes.  Which is the light in your eyes, and the light in my eyes.  This light that animates us, that is in everything, that IS everything... this light is life.  Life is so fragile, so thin, so precious; we can easily leave this earth at any moment.  We close our eyes, exhale, and we are gone.  Just like that.
I realized I could no longer wait to say what's in my heart.  I started telling everyone how much I loved them...  Thus, my request to you:  Please, do not feel sheepish or wait for the right time to speak from your heart.  Life is too short.  It only takes a moment to breathe your last breath.  Please, do not wait to tell a loved one that you love them...
...and do not wait to shine in all your glory.  Please realize the gift you are, and why you're here.  Do not hold back your light.  You came here to shine, my dear, so shine your light as only you can.  Please know you are here to bring your unique gifts into this world, to love, and to heal; not to be stressed, fearful, or angry. 
Take a deep breath and feel gratitude for waking up today.  Feel excitement about how you will change the world today.  Love with all your heart, and never deny the world the light that is you. ❤
Jul. 13, 2019

I feel guided to share this experience...

Coming home from an event, I got off the max in my downtown neighborhood when I noticed a crowd of people standing around something.  When I got closer, I realized it was a bloodied, slumped over, non-responsive man.  Without thinking, I put my things down and knelt down beside him.  I noticed how much blood there was, and he didn't look like he was breathing...  

The ambulance was on its way, but knew I needed to do something. Time is critical when the body is in shock and shutting down after trauma. 

I placed my hand on his cheek and held up his face, "Sweetheart, are you okay?", he wasn't responding or breathing.  I placed my other hand over his heart.  The Reiki flowed quickly and strongly. 

Within a few moments, he gasped, took a deep breath in, opened his eyes, and mumbled an apology through an outpour of emotions.  "You're okay, sweetheart, you didn't do anything wrong.  You're safe now." 

I helped him sit up, held up his head, and asked him to look at my eyes and tell me what color they were.  I understood the need to keep him conscious and talking, having had a brain injury myself.  By then, the paramedics arrived and asked me to step aside.  I stayed with him and continued to flow Reiki at a distance while they talked to him.

One of the police officers leaned over to me and commented on how amazing it was that he was standing and talking when he was unresponsive on the ground only a few minutes prior... I agreed, it was amazing.

I look forward to the day when Reiki is known and understood by all. When it is recognized for being the powerful healing force that it is.  

My intention is for EVERYONE to know that they can do this too.  Can you imagine living in a world where we cared enough about one another where the natural instinct was to help & heal?

That can be today. ❤