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Ready for a new Multi-Media Ebook series starring an inter-species family?

Fiona and me. I believe that our cat, cleo who passed a day before told her Mother that she needed to live with us. This is a story I will share in the book.

Fiona and me. I believe that our cat, cleo who passed a day before told Fiona’s Mother that she needed to live with us. This is a story I will share in the book.

I love the ease of creating a new ebook and putting it  on the web. It can take very little mazoola to produce it. If I want to make hard copies of my book that can be a reality. Recently I had a reading with a good friend, Tana Newberry,  at Angel Heart 4 You, in Bencia, CA who talks with Angels. And we are conversing with the Angels about the music project I am currently working on to raise funds and awareness for the Bat World Sanctuary.  Things seem to be on track. The angels say everything is in place. My feedback is to keep meditating and ask for guidance If I start feeling fearful or overwhelmed. Then my friend, Tana (Newberry) asked me if I had thought about writing a book. I had been toying over that idea because we have so many great experiences living with our 4-legged kids, I have been wanting to share more stories about our family. We really have a unique family tree. Two humans, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, 7 house plants and various crystals and stones and we all co-habitate under one roof. Do I communicate with every-one in the house-Yes! We may be in different body types, but we seem to communicate to the degree we are able. Now I am not a botanist, but when It comes to my plants, I can feel their energy when they want water or healing energy. And when I am connected to them, I can feel a energy that I interpret as pure joy. I have a special Elestial crystal I named Angelica. She feels like a youngster and when I hold her I can sense a giggling kind of energy. She loves being with the plants on the mantel. Sometimes I will hold her and rock her. I can feel a presence in her. I read that Elestials are very good in healing childhood trauma. We also have a nice size Rose Quartz and crystal Quartz that I use in my healing circles. I use a lot of selenite for keeping the energy in the house balanced and peaceful. I meditate everyday and 2 to 3 times a week I do a major Angel Therapy meditation that clears and balances the house, our family and friends. Why do I want to write a book about our family? Because I want other people to know that families that have human and non-human kids have struggles, challenges, loss when a family member dies, but there are also so much joy, love, compassion, happy surprises that we encounter on a daily basis. I have been taking more photos of the 4-legged kids and shooting more video that will go in the book. I want other people to see how much joy a rabbit can feel when they are doing their daily thing of interacting with their family. Or a cat that developed his own hand signals to communicate with me. I also want to share the experiences when we had to say goodbye to some of our kids when they crossed “The Rainbow Bridge”. It was sad, but so many blessings came out of this too. One thing I can share now is that they communicated with our family after they left their bodies to let us know they are ok. So I am excited on this new project. I am still working on a title. But I am leaning towards “Our Family Tree”.

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Spreading Joyful Words with James Van Praag

He is such a down to earth person. After his 2 1/2 hour event, he came out to talk to us and sign autographs.

He is such a down to earth person. After his 2 1/2 hour event, he came out to talk to us and sign autographs.

I am in the beginning stages of starting a new website titled “joyful-Words.com” but I have yet to give the login info to my new assistant. So I will be making more references to my new website as time goes on. I start off with a true story. A story about love that transcends all space and time-our human space and time and spirit time and space. My husband, David, and myself had the opportunity and gift of seeing James in person in Modesto California. That was a miracle in itself, because Modesto did not seem to be open to hearing topics about spirit communication-in fact the lady who opened the event, said that she got some static from some people, however the power of Faith and love was so strong-it happened. It is perfect timing for James to come share his experiences not only about our loved ones on the other side but the teachings that our allies and guides want  us to know. When it was time to start the lady who opened the program said that James would start off with a song to raise the energy and invite our loved ones in. I don’t think I was the only one who expected it to be a quiet, introspective song, but instead the music was this very riveting, energetic song that had a disco beat. It got us all cheering and clapping, then we see him running on the stage dancing with the music and invited us to stand and move with the music too. It was so much fun. It became a spirit party. James did mention that spirits are attracted to light hearted energy. I bet the collected energy of 2,000 people went out like a lighthouse beacon. He said that besides getting messages from our loved ones he wanted to share teachings about how spirit works with us and what we can do so we have a fulfilling life while we are here on the planet. First thing he wanted to share is that “there is no death”. We just go into a different form of energy. Right before we leave our bodies, there is a shut off valve, so we feel no pain. He shared a new twist on the word ego. He said “Ego stands for Edging God Out”. That makes so much sense. When our ego is running the show, the energy is dense and blocks the higher vibrations of our spiritual guidance. He also shared that we are spirits living in a human body. As he is explaining spirit communication 101, I felt an energy on my shoulders. It was a warm energy. Very familiar, I recognized the energy as my mom! She stayed with me until he started give readings to others. The readings he gave to other people were such a blessing for people in the audience who had been having feelings of distress from their loved ones passing. One lady, who’s husband passed from an airplane crash got a message that said he is doing great and his gift to her was admitting that spirit communication does exist and it is not “B— S—” as he used to call it. He has been trying to help her connect with a new love. I would say that was two gifts he was giving her. In the middle of the show, he led an exercise that helped us connect with a loved one. Part of the exercise was to imagine a green orb of light coming near us and then seeing one of our loved ones stepping out. My mother, Nellie, Father Ralph, and my brother Michael came to me. My parents said they were proud of me for doing my inner work and releasing the sadness that I felt over my childhood. I hugged both of them and said that I forgave them for what happened in my childhood because I now understand what happened and I know they did the best they could. I was happy to see my brother with them because there was a lot of guilt surrounding his death. When my mother was pregnant with Michael, my Father’s mother said she was putting a curse on my brother and that he would die young. Michael got Leukemia when he was 10 years old and died. I can imagine the guilt and anger my parents felt. They had no one to talk them through their grief. And we were not allowed to grieve either. My parents shut down and our childhood ended. So to talk with my parents and let them know that I love them and forgive them was very healing for all of us. That was a wonderful gift for me. I was able to share that with my brother, Gabriel, that was the name my brother Michael told my mom to give him. Another teaching-you can heal a relationship whether your loved ones are in a physical body or in spirit. That teaching gives me so much comfort. I hope this comforts you also.

Reggie the Veggie Boy

Reggie hanging out

Reggie is better than ever, but taking a break from his running around.

This is Reggie. He eats veggies. He loves them. He also loves bananas and apples. Recently he had a healing challenge and I wanted to tell my story about the power of love, trust and healing (which I think is all part of the same thing). Reggie is a happy 5 year old mini lop who loves to leap into the air at a moments notice; he also loves to tear apart card board, phonebooks and rattan baskets; I call him destructo-bunny. This is a way for channel his aggressive energy. He also loves to do things to make me laugh. I can be sitting in front of the computer working, he will nudge me and when I go to pet him, he will run away so fast it looks like someone lit his tail on fire (of course we would never do that, but I think you get the idea). He loves to tease me. When he wants attention he will let me know. Sometimes I will get on the floor with him and he will come up and sniff me and put his front paws on my leg. Yes, we have a great relationship. Two weeks ago, I noticed he was not as active as he normally is. When I or my husband David came in to give him his favorite greens, he wouldn’t get excited and run up to his bowl. We got him into the vet to find out what was going on. The vet said he could have picked up an infection. Because bunnies have very delicate digestion problems, it could have been anything. We do feed him a good diet. his favorite greens, parsley, cilantro, dandelion greens, a small carrot in the evening; a small piece of banana as a treat; and plenty of hay and water. Dr. Riddle, from the Southampton Veterinary hospital in Benicia, CA, gave him a shot of antiobiotics, a shot for any pain he may be feeling and sent us home with more antibiotics. When I saw the vet tech give us the drops and instructions, I think David and both had a feeling of dread-we had to somehow get the drops in him twice a day. Bunnies, being prey animals have a hard time if someone holds them down to them medicine, even if this will help him. I had the fear we wouldn’t be able to do this. The other thought that came up-usually when I have had to give antibiotics to my other bunnies, it never seemed to help and they would go to the dandelion field in the sky. We took Reggie home and observed him. I had to keep telling myself “he is going to be ok, just get through the week”. The first evening, David tried to give Reggie his drops by himself. He normally is the one who takes care of that part when our 4-legged kids get ill. Reggie seemed sedate until David put the dropper close to his mouth, then he darted out of his arms with more activity than I have seen since he got ill. It was so traumatic for all of us. I thought “we are never going to get these drops in him twice a day for 6 more days-it’s never going to happen”. Both David and I knew we couldn’t give up. The next morning I did a healing meditation and asked my guides what we can do. I saw our little Buster, our other mini-lop who died from cancer, a week before Reggie got sick. He came to me and said “Don’t worry, mom, Reggie is going to be ok, it is isn’t his time to leave yet”. I was in the circle holding Reggie, all my guides and allies around us. Through visualization, I was shown to have David hold Reggie when we give him his medication and I was the one to administer the dosage “just do it really fast, keep calm and you will do just fine”. I also communicated to Reggie what we were doing, and what he was to expect. Then I thanked my guides for coming together, closing the circle and getting back in my body. I told David what we needed to do. He went to hold Reggie, I got his medicine out of the refrigerator,  filled up the dropper, found the side of his mouth and shot it in quickly. He didn’t flinch, in fact he started licking around his mouth where I squirted the medicine. It was banana flavored. It must had tasted ok.

Here he is, bunny napping.

Then he took a short nap. A miracle? Yes, but that what life is, a small series of miracles that show up unexpectedly. So we got past the first hurdle. The next hurdle? Getting Reggie to eat. He was still barely nibbling his greens. He was still eating some hay, but not with the same enthusiasm and voraciousness, he normally has. I kept praying. I would ask Buster. “Are you sure he is going to be ok, or are you just trying to make me feel better?” Buster thought that was an odd remark. He is honest, there is no reason not to be honest. He just kept saying. “Just wait”. I also thought from a rabbit’s perspective being a prey animal, if they are not feeling vital, he may think it is time to leave his body. So two days later, on a Saturday, I sat down with Reggie and said out loud. “I know you being a prey animal, you may not realize you can get well, but your body is strong, you are a warrior bunny, tell your body to start healing itself. Even we humans get sick and it may not feel good, but we let our bodies get well and we are fine. You can too. It isn’t time for you to leave yet”. I stopped talking and continued to sit quietly. Next thing I know. I see Reggie leaving his pen and running out and exploring, which he hadn’t done since he got sick. He became animated again. I took out some parsley and presented it to him-and he ate it! I took a little more out gave it to him and he gobbled it out.  Once he took the first bite that Saturday his appetite came back quickly. What a relief. We got him to take the rest of his drops and only protested a little the last day.

Reggie looking debonaire

Reggie looking debonaire

I am so grateful for the close connection I have with my guides. They helped when I was feeling lost and discouraged. I listened I surrendered my doubt and replaced it with Faith-a deep knowing even if I can’t see the physical evidence. Reggie was back. We got through it, we faced out fears and I believe this experience brought us all closer together.

Are You Ready For A Change?

Woman BuddahIt is human nature to dream of having Abundance, Prosperity, Joy, Peace. But when we ask ourselves “Am I ready to bring in my success, my happiness, my abundance, do I feel calm about this or dread”? If I got what I wanted would this really make me feel Joyful? Is it really the new car, the new relationship, the dream job, losing those 20 lbs that will tell me my life is complete? There is a saying that goes “Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it”. Why does that bring up the feelings of fear for some? Is it because we may have to move out of our comfort zone to bring these things in to our lives? What will we have to do to get them? Will we have to ask our boss for a raise, will we have to take on another part time job? I myself used to work myself up into a frenzie, having these thoughts feeling like bullets ricocheting inside of my brain. I could actually feel the energy making my head tingle and sometimes I would feel vertigo. Yes, the urge for movement was tempting, but my fear of change kept me frozen.

I can joyously say that the above paragraph has shifted for me because I am willing to release my fear, my anger, my uncertainty when I am ready and the Universe is ok with that. Over the years and continuing today I have tools that assist me for my new epiphanies when I am open. Part of the resistance was not that it would happen, but what would I do when it did? Change is hard for many of us but as a wise person once said once your life stops changing, your life stops.  I wanted to share with one tool that helps me everyday. Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) is an amazing tool. Tapping is another term used for this process. It can help me when I feel tense, when there is a life lesson ready to shift. Here is an excerpt From Nick Ortner’s new book The Tapping Solution:

Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest ways to address both the emotional and physical problems that tend to hamper our lives. Using the energy meridians of the body, practitioners tap on specific points while focusing on particular negative emotions or physical sensations. The tapping helps calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body, and in turn rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. This kind of conditioning can help rid practitioners of everything from chronic pain to phobias to addictions. Because of tapping’s proven success in healing such a variety of problems, Ortner recommends to try it on any challenging issue.

I do use Tapping on a daily basis. It is gentle and feels good after I finish. I can feel the energy dispersing and changing like getting an emotional shower washing away the messages my body no longer needs to hold on to. Because I am open to changes, I have been receiving many opportunities for this. Now I can start to release any resistance because I know the benefits of these changes.

One change I am working on now is focusing on my career as a professional Joy Guide. I guess other people would call what I do a life coach. But I like to add that for many of us when we forget how to feel joyful, we can lose our optimism, forget to laugh and take our  life so seriously. Part of being a Joy Guide is being a good listener for my clients So I can hear what is some of the thoughts streaming in their mind that is keeping them from connecting that joy that isn’t gone, but laying dormant. Feeling Joy keeps us releasing these wonderful endorphins. When we are in an open space we see the opportunities the Universe sends to us. We are open for example to striking up a conversation with someone who is looking to hire someone with just your skillset or that new love in your life. When our Joy is present in our consciousness we start seeing the miracles in our lives. “A Course in Miracles” says that “if you are not creating miracles something is wrong.” I have so much fun when I do my work. in a session we laugh quite a bit. So are you ready for a change. Let’s talk and tap.

I am a Freshman Enrolled in Spiritual Law University

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I have been having a lot of dreams about going to school lately. In the dream my Mother and Father is telling me I have to go to High School, but I argue with them that I don’t want to go because I have already gradated. They keep telling me I still have to go. I have been having these dreams off and on since last year. I finally realized that I have been struggling with the new awareness’  I have made and know intuitively that I need to move on to more lessons in being cognizant of Spiritual Law. I have been directed to reading and studying the words of Marianne Williamson who teaches from the book, A Course in Miracles. This is a book that was channeled in the mid 60’s to 1975 by Helen Schucman, Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medical Psychology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. Helen was a very intellectual woman who didn’t believe in such nonsense as Channeling dis-embodied spirits, but this spirit was persistent and after she spoke to her colleague, William Thetford, Ph.D.,who said she was not losing her mind, started letting this spirit dictate his messages. As they were working together, the spirit revealed to her that he was Jesus Christ. You can read the history on “A Course in Miracles by going to  http://acim.org/Scribing/about_scribes.html

My own take on this is that these are the teachings Jesus was trying to give to the world when he was in physical body. I was introduced to “A Course in Miracles”  in the late 90’s but I was resistant to some of the messages in the book and decided not to go through the lessons. Now I know I am ready to re-visit these teachings.  Marianne Williamson had been interviewed by Lisa Garr on her program, Gaiam Inspirations on Gaiam TV. Marianne was talking about her latest book called “The Law of Devine Compensation On Work, Money and Miracles. To hear Marianne talk about her book go to her website:

http://www.marianne.com/

I downloaded her book from Audible and when I started listening from the Preface, these words spoke to me. I was resonating with them. As I have gone through the subjects like why it is important to release Anger? How you can tell if you have deactivated the Law of Compensation and how to reactive the Law? I was having memories when I activated this law and the periods of time I had it deactivated. It confirmed for me why my life was hit and miss for a 45 year period. It is a confirmation of what I have learned and filled in the missing pieces of my own Divine guidance I have been receiving in subtle signs and whispers. I look forward to my continuing education in Spiritual Laws.

To quote from A Course of Miracles,” if you are not creating miracles, then something is wrong”.

The Alchemical Making of an Orchestra

I was looking at the Fiddlerman.com Facebook page. I love this musician. He is very gifted and gives basic Violin lessons for free and you can also take Skype lessons from him. One thing that got my attention right away was a video showing how, with a single alchemical thought, an orchestra was born! look at the video below and see how it was done and how remarkable this Cateura community  in Paraguay is creating music-turning recycled things in to instruments that sound absolutely beautiful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXynrsrTKbI The RO 2

The Recycled Orchestra

Isn’t this another demonstration what you can bring into your life with a single thought, and open heart?

Living a Visionary Alchemical Moment

I can create possibilities into Realities.

I can create possibilities into Realities.

What ever you think in your mind you create in your physical world. I have been following that philosophy since 1997. I have taken years of Mediation classes, Science of Mind Classes. I have read the works of Emmerson, Ernest Holmes,  Sonia Choquette, Louise L Hay and Esther Hicks who channels Abraham and I totally resonate these words. It is always easiest to say “yes” to this stream of consciousness, but it is in the evidence of living a human life that I put this into practice. I had an experience yesterday when I was with my friend at a Grocery Food Outlet store to buy some smelly Salmon Cat food for our Cat Oski who is having the sniffles. His sense of smell is a little off, so this is motivating him to eat while he is getting through this cold.

While we were waiting in line, watching the very long lines of other consumers waiting to pay, my friend was starting to get antsy because she had an appointment. I am looking around and noticing the line is not moving. I am seeing the shopper’s grocery baskets over flowing with the many frozen dinners, canned goods and other sundries and because I know my friend needs to drop me off home so she can get to her appointment on time I am starting to feel stress. Then I hear that the registers went down. You can imagine how the frustration is growing through everyone including me now. Then the thought came “how do I want to feel?” I closed my eyes and took a deep breath (the line wasn’t moving I knew it was safe to do). I started visualizing how peace would feel in this store right now. I immediately started feeling calm and I could feel this energy flowing through the entire store. Within minutes I hear “It’s working”. Even though I was in front of two other people with their baskets over flowing, I hear a young man say “I can help next in line” and that was me. It was an amazing feeling. We got out of the store sooner than was expected.

I once heard that when you say Affirmative Prayer it doesn’t do anything to the person you are treating for, you are using the Affirmative Prayer to change your view of the situation. when your view changes, your world changes also.  This was an Alchemical moment. Changing frustration and anger to calm and peace.