Sunday, April 26, 2009

Prayer is Powerful

This moment I pause to send good energies ahead to Carole Lynn Grant as she approaches the time to really start her healing process. She will be having an operation tomorrow Monday, April 27 and will be recuperating for about 6 weeks.

Send your prayers and blessings to her at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Past Lives and Regression Therapy: Spiritual Healing

Understanding the role of reincarnation, karma and dharma can assist us in our present incarnation. Remembering a past life can bring a greater understanding of ourselves and what we have come back to learn. Past Life Regression helps us remember our purpose and learn the meaning of our lives today.

Reincarnation, Karma and Past Lives
Understanding the role of reincarnation and karma can enlighten you in your present incarnation. It also provides a route to develop yourself and that of your family so that you leave this world a better place. Remembering a past life can bring a greater understanding of yourself and what you have come back to learn. A past life regression is a therapeutic tool that helps you remember your purpose and learn the meaning of your life today.
• Who were you prior to this lifetime?
• Where did you live?
• Have the people in your life been with you before?
• Why are you coming back together with people from your past lives?
• Why do we reincarnate?
• What legacies have you left behind in a prior lifetime that affects you individually as well as your family, community and society?
• What karma are you balancing for your grandparents, parents and other ancestors?

Understanding the answers to these questions has assisted me in knowing my own true nature. It is a process of uncovering layers within these questions as I grow, learn and remember my destiny. I continue to contemplate the similarities and differences in destiny and karmic retribution. It’s hard to say if I will ever truly know all the answers on the many levels available, but it is my intention to continue to strive to understand myself and others and what I have returned to accomplish. With these realizations and continued focus on delving into my truth, I have found greater compassion for myself when my humanness shows through and greater compassion for others in their humanness as they work through their processes.
I encourage you now to do the same.

Clear Karma
When you chose to move to return to this planet, you knew in that moment of choice from your heavenly perspective, that you must clear your karma of past lifetimes, as well as your familial karma, and reconnect with your true spirit.

Have you ever wondered why certain things have happened to you, your family and others in your life? It’s those life circumstances that seem to come out of nowhere that create havoc, chaos, illness, sudden death or other tragedies that make no sense. It’s like that question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” By the time you are done with this chapter, you will have a better clue as to the answer of that question.

The Choice
Prior to your descent to this planet, you had a clear description of the purpose for coming here. During that time of being in “heaven” or “the other side,” you were able to see and know all that you have done in your past lives and what you must do in the future to clear and rectify all that you or your ancestors have done. While on the “other side,” you also chose your circumstances of parents, life situations like wealth vs. poverty, single vs. married with children, etc. for this lifetime.

When you chose to move to this planet, you knew in that moment of choice from your heavenly perspective, that you must clear your karma of past lifetimes, as well as your familial karma, and reconnect with your true spirit. When you made the choice for planet Earth, you also knew you had a responsibility to not only clear your own karma and reconnect with your spirit, you also agreed to assist others in this process as soon as you were aware enough. It is a responsibility that you have taken on in lifting up this planet.

From a heavenly perspective, your Divine Mission was very clear. As you descended through matter onto the planet, those things that were once very clear were forgotten. The veil was put into place and you now have a lifetime to work towards lifting that veil and finding the truth within your heart. The knowing and all the answers are stored in your energy field, your bones, muscles and cells.

Once you arrive here on the planet, you are faced with choices daily. These choices often bring lessons. And, interestingly, each choice that you make creates an action. Each action creates consequences. Some of these consequences create karma. And the wheel, it goes round and round.

Often the biggest lessons are presented to you through your closest friends and family. They challenge you and you challenge them with your behavior, attitudes, lack of respect, self-centered-ness and attitudes. When you are challenged or challenging, it is often from a basis of fear and greed. If you choose to honor your friends and family with loving kindness and respect, then you are thinking, feeling and acting with your heart in alignment with Love. Stay in Love and it lessons the chances of creating karma and allows for the dissolution of karma.

The benefit of experiencing a Past Life Regression provides you an opportunity to heal and shift your reality into something more positive. I have found that when someone is ready to heal recurring patterns or issues they will ask for a regression. In some cases, people don't actually go into a past life but into an earlier time in this lifetime. The experience often catapults the person into a experience that will open an opportunity to heal the underlying cause. That cause may exist earlier in this lifetime or another lifetime. So your consciousness takes you where you need to go to have a realization and heal the underlying cause once and for all.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Daytime class this Friday from 1- 3 PM. Crystal Consciousness at The Crystal Garden.
I just signed up with Will this make it easier? Only time will tell! Or is it just another layer of status updates . . .???

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Earth Centered Spirituality

I remember Mama . . . my mother. I remember my mother cooking in the kitchen. Sometimes a piece of food would drop on the floor. She would say, "that's Mother Earth's share." I realized at a young age that it was important to honor Mother Earth.

Mom often composted food by burying food scraps in the garden. At the Brooklyn house, she often would only compost the coffee grounds and egg shells. In our Breezy Point house, our garden was in beach sand. There she would bury everything in the garden to amend the soil. Now the thing to remember when composting or burying things in the garden is to avoid placing meat, bones, cheese, oils and return vegetable and fruit cuttings, egg shells and coffee grounds back to Mother Earth.

I still use this technique today. The land I live on is primarily sugar sand. I received the training I needed from dear mom, so I ammend the soil and do a bit of lasagna gardening. I layer kitchen waste, leaves and potting soil to build up a garden bed.

The spiritual aspect of this is the deeper connection with all life. When I place my scraps in the garden, it is also my intent that the creatures who live in my 'hood might enjoy a snack. My sweetheart, Vincent, feeds the animals with intention. He puts the bones, leftovers too old to eat and even meat juices from cooking into a dish under the Royal Poincianna tree. In the morning, there isn't a scrap left and the plate is licked clean.

When I was on a mountain in Mexico in the late 1990's I was part of a Native America Church group under the lineage of Grandfather Wallace Black Elk. I actually sat in Sweat Lodge with Grandfather and was one of the main communicators for Grandfather as most people were Spanish speaking. (He is much younger in this picture then when I met him!)

Everything we did during those days was sacred and ceremonial. Before we fed the people (sometimes it was over 200 in camp) we fed the fire first. Then the elders were fed, then the children and then the adults. Even the manner in which we cut the vegetables was sacred. Did you know there is a male and female side to every fruit and vegetable? When you cut it in a certain way with consciousness, it allows for the masculine and feminine energy to be dispersed into the food.

Everything we do can be done with consciousness in a respectful and ceremonial way. When we do this, the flavor of the food and the flavor of life shifts. When that happens, our consciousness shifts and life opens up in far more magical and mysterious ways. When you cook, are you conscious and present with what you are doing or are you thinking of other things?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Gardening for the Soul

I've been enjoying my yard. Seedlings are growing. I've planted marigolds, bush string beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, zinnias, cosmos and sunflowers. My favorite flower is the sunflower. I brought seeds back from Tuscany about 5 years ago. When I first moved into this house I planted them all over my yard. Since then I've made it a tradition to keep them growing. Sunflowers are happy plants and make me smile.

On a metaphysical level, sunflowers are the perfect flower to activate the solar plexus. The yellow color and the happy energy provides a perfect activation for increasing joy and self-esteem. Hmmm . . . perhaps I could assign a flower for each chakra. Let's see

  • Crown - white calla lily

  • Third Eye - African Violet

  • Throat - periwinkle blue plumbago

  • Heart - pink roses

  • Solar Plexus - sunflowers

  • Navel - orange marigolds

  • Root - Red Geraniums

Gardening is grounding and yet highly spiritual at the same time. I am grateful I have a yard so I can pull weeds of the past and plant seeds for the future. I enjoy watering the gardening, fertilizing and nurturing each and every plant and tree. I am grateful!

Learning New Things

I've been learning to use Quickbooks for the bookkeeping and bill paying for various business. I'm responsible for managing the finances for my 95 and 1/2 year old Papa Bear. Due to rising costs for CPA, I've finally bit the bullet and purchased Quickbooks. I received some training from my CPA and my old friend, Debbie. Along with the help of online tech support from the banks and online tech support for Pro Advisors, I've achieved most of what I need to accomplish. There are finer details of the more complicated aspects of the businesses that my CPA will have to do, teach me and check my work, but for the most part all is well!

The bills are paid and with the online bill paying option with my banks and the automatic electronic download, life is so much easier. I don't have to sit with many checkbooks, handwriting checks anymore! It's all streamlined. Wow! I could've, should've, would've done that a while ago if I just listen to Rosetta! But now it is done and I am very happy. No more envelopes, addressing and stamping! I am free!

I hope to start blogging on a more regular basis again now that the bookkeeping is done.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Healing the planet one Spritz at a time!

I've been so focused on the line of Aromatic Sprays. I've been preparing for INATS West which is a huge trade show for the visionary industry. I'm excited because my new line of sprays will be promoted there to hundreds or likely 1000 retailers! I've expanded the Wholesale Division of The Crystal Garden.

I am also introducing my latest positive thought CD - Think Good Thoughts - at INATS West in Denver. I decided to have new professional labels made for the line of essential oils. I've been inundating my graphic artist friend, Victoria, with lots of work. Labels, ads for the Trade Show Directory, Ads for New Age Retailer Magazine and Aura Magazine. The list goes on and on.

As the president of a national trade organization, COVR - Coalition of Visionary Resources - I have plenty to do. I'm working with my colleague, Caryn Colgan, to finalize the Presenters Referral Program within COVR. You have to be a COVR member to reap the benefits. If you are a retailer, publisher, publicist, vendor, artist, author, speaker, distributor in a visionary business then you really need to join COVR.

It looks like Whole Foods in Florida is picking up my newest CD and possibly Smudge in Spray. Now I just need to manifest Sales Reps in other regions of the country who sell to Whole Foods. My CDs have sold VERY well at Whole Foods. I love to see my Color Meditation or my Short Meditations for Busy People CD by the cash register next to Aretha Franklin at the check out line. Mama Mia! Way Cool!

I've also been giving an extraordinary amount of time to learning Quickbooks for the various companies I manage. So, my bookkeeping skills from the days of Banking and Finance are being tweaked. Between networking, new programs and graphic art work - the geekette in me is in her glory.

I'm off to Yoga. Yoga keeps me strong, focused and sane. (and a nicer person - breathe deeply and go!)

Angelic Blessings!