Oftentimes in our lives we move in different directions than our friends and family, so it is always Awesome when we have the opportunity to reconnect. This is the case with me this week. In the late 90’s I worked at a place in Venice, CA called The Psychic Eye Book Shop as one of their premier psychic & metaphysical counselors. Through a set of circumstances and my own desire to move in a different direction I moved on to my spiritual life at Agape ISC and my ministerial schooling and teaching.
Today I found out my mother had a major stroke a few days ago. The people around her, my cousins, and myself included all wondered how come the diagnosed dementia had seemed to get worse. We all thought it was a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) which in older adults can cause confusion and worsening symptoms of dementia. However this time seemed to be different. Today my mother was admitted to the hospital with a major stroke diagnosis, which exacerbated the dementia symptoms.
So, what is next? Well, first of all, my mom is a TROOPER! I mean seriously!! This woman had a major stroke, and NO ONE NOTICED! Which means she had everyone fooled. This is no small feat. The give away was her walking into the hallways at night naked (definitely not the usual mom attire) and trying to get into other peoples rooms. This was how we all found out. Thank goodness my cousins were persistent in making the doctors examine her, since that is how they found the brain stroke through a CT scan.
The first time I met Robin was 1978 at the Playboy mansion. He always stayed by himself even in a room full of beautiful bunnies and playmates. It was much more interesting to him to play the Space Invaders video game than to be around people. Of course I was not extremely social either, I stayed planted at the Playboy Pinball machine myself, only once in a while glancing over my left shoulder to see if Robin was still engrossed in the Space Invaders game, he was. We never really talked at the Mansion, however we would often catch each others’ eyes and smile in that ‘knowing geek’ way, which could only be understood by those of us who had been raised as only children. I too spent my childhood alone in my room, making up characters, voices and talking to my ‘invisible friends’ who ultimately I was told were ‘not real’. Much to their surprise, those who told cautioned me that my invisible friends weren’t real, were wrong. I began listening to those invisible friends from the other side, who were filled with Love and guidance, and who protected me with that Love.
What happens when everything you think is right in your life falls apart? When the chaos of life happens, where do you go? If you’re like 80% of the people in the world you may answer that question with an ‘I don’t know’ or look at it with a great deal of fear and trepidation. Today I am inviting you to look at these questions from a place of opportunity. What does that mean? Well, when things are at their seeming lowest, it is the exact place where we get to begin. All too often when our lives are in the muck and mire, we either do one of two things. We either do a complete ‘spiritual bypass’ ignoring the basic facts and feelings we are having, or we sink so low we forget that ‘this too shall pass’. Instead of going from one extreme or the other, today allow yourself to simply BE where you are NOW. So if you feel afraid, let yourself feel it, completely and fully. Then LET IT GO!
Today I am offering you the first step in my e-course 5 Steps to Move from Chaos to Love. This is probably one of the most important steps of the process, in that, we are not denying whatever we are feeling or the circumstance. However, as you will see, we are also not staying in it. This process is really about allowing yourself to go to the dark place, and come out in the Light, and the Love. It is about retaining your humanity while loving yourself all the way through the seeming chaos and possible pain.
This past week I moved residences for the second time in less than six months, something I had not done in more than fifteen years, and to say I felt disjointed is an understatement. When I originally moved in November I thought this new place would be my ‘forever home’ and that I would be able to have daily walks at the beach, put my toes in the sand and stand in the ocean which would uplift my very soul. What I found however was a place that was filled with frenetic energy, meth addicts, smokers, and every kind of challenged being on the planet. This is ideally a perfect place for me to minister my love, I believed, however what I didn’t count on was that I would be in a place where I simply could NOT regenerate, rejuvenate, or rest. I was always ON, and had to constantly shield, pray, and protect myself and my home in order just to get out of bed. So after five months of constant ‘work’ to stay alive (literally at one point) I found myself in my second move.
Have you ever wondered how it would be possible to ever Love in the midst of the most challenging time in your life? Well, I can understand. The best possible outcome from any situation is one where everyone is happy, and everyone feels heard and loved. This isn’t always the case, mainly due to the fact that we ALL want to be heard, we ALL want to be loved. So most of us are paying more attention to our own needs and desires than to those who might be sitting in front of us. When that happens I invite you to take a look at the situation differently than you ever have before.
Happy March! As many of you may know who have been a part of my blossoming website and life purpose, last month we embraced Love in the process of a Daily Love Prayer. This month we are embracing the Love in the form of Daily Angel Card Readings. Now, some of you have asked me, and wondered, HOW is it that the Angel Card Readings and the Love Prayers are the Same? I mean (you have stated) if God is all there is, how can there be Angels? Well, do YOU exist? I mean, YOU are an Expression of God/Love right? So how is it that an Angel would be any different? I mean if there are rocks, trees, dolphins, cats, dogs, flowers, and all these ‘visible’ expressions of God/Love, how can we dare think there isn’t an INVISIBLE (or TWO or Three) expression of God/Love, knows as Angels, Fairies, Orbs and the like? Truly, if WE exist, then Fairies and Angels exist, for in actuality they are also the vibrationally higher form of us.
So you made it through January, you set your intentions and now it is February, what now? Well, it is the Month of Love right? This is the one month of the year that everyone (and their brother) thinks about love consciously, and whether or not they ‘have love’ in their lives. I am here to bust that myth wide open! The fact of the matter is that you Always have love, so it is Always the Month of Love. Truth is, as long as you are alive, you are expressing love and as long as there is a month happening (by the way, these happen 12 times a year) then you are in the month of love.Continue Reading
How is your New Year so far? Going swimmingly I presume? Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? Have you broken them or are they still intact? For me, I stopped making resolutions over 20 years ago. You may wonder how come. The main reason is that they don’t work. Resolutions are made most of the time from a place of fear, regret, worry and genuine lack, so it’s no wonder that they are often broken, or worse yet, never even started. If resolutions don’t work, then HOW do things change? What IS it that spurs us on to do things differently, to make and effect actual life changes?Continue Reading
Today is the first day of the New Year 2014. Happy New Year we all say to one another, and to ourselves we vow to have a new experience just because of the date. We look at the calendar, a man made sense of time, to begin anew. Interestingly enough, there have been New Years traditions and dates in each Religion and Culture ever since the beginning of time. The Jewish culture has Rosh Hashanah which is usually in the early Autumn, the Islamic culture has Hijri which is October 24-25, the Chinese New Year is known as the Spring Festival, and of course the calendar New Year of January 1st for most of the world is the one perhaps known best and most likely to illicit a flurry of ‘resolutions’.Continue Reading