My good friend, Kate Northrup, launched her first book “Money: A Love Story” today.
It hit #1 finance book on Amazon AND Kate was interviewed on The Today Show!!
I was so excited for her that I literally stood in front of the TV for an hour anxiously awaiting her segment.
If you don’t already have her book, GET IT!
Because of this book, my husband and I are having the most meaningful, effective ~
and dare I say enjoyable conversations about our finances. Really. It’s that good!
Check out this interview I did with Kate.
In the middle of this interview I have yet another “a-ha” moment about my money ‘love story.’
Needless to say, I’ve been feeling HUGE waves of excitement, joy, love and pridesince this morning.
Then I went on a long walk with a dear friend who recently experienced a shocking loss of a loved one.
We walked around the lake under the setting sun sharing stories of shock, loss, love and grief.
Two soul sisters feeling deeply.
And as I drove home I was aware of the immense swirl of emotions moving through me.
What do you do when you are experiencing huge emotions?
I make a playlist and dance. Every time.
Why? Because emotions are energy in motion. They need to move.
If they don’t move they get stuck. And even a “good feeling” emotion can cause discomfort when it gets stuck. ALL emotions need to move.
So that’s what I did this time, too. I walked straight in and began looking through my iTunes library for music to help me move all these emotions.
This playlist will help me move feelings of joy and grief, peace and anger, excitement and despair, hopefulness and hopelessness.
All of it.
Next time you are feeling full of emotions, turn on some of these tunes and dance like there’s nobody watching.
And let me know how it feels….
States of Grace by Windham Hill
Ecclesia Vol. I by James Twyman
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu by Will Blunderfield
Shiva Shankara by Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band
Yell Fire! by Michael Franti & Spearhead
Energetic Shapeshifter and In This Love Together by Michael Bernard Beckwith
There’s Hope by India Arie
Free by Bonnie Bishop
Made to Love and Yes by Amy Steinberg
Sanctuary by Donna De Lory
Morning Prayer by Karen Drucker
You may remember when I shared with you in June the healing work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. Dr. Emoto is the scientist from Japan who has done all the research and publications about the characteristics of water. Among other things, his research revealed that water physically responds to emotions. Many of us have predominantly fearful and angry emotions when we consider what is happening with the radioactive materials seeping into the water from the nuclear reactors in Japan. And while perhaps justified in those emotions, we may be of greater assistance to our planet and its life forms if we sincerely, powerfully and humbly pray the prayer that Dr. Emoto, himself, has proposed. His beautiful prayer incorporates the wisdom of the Huna process called Ho’ponopono. Please share this with all your friends and family!
The prayer procedure is as follows.
Name of ceremony: “Let’s send our thoughts of love and gratitude to all water in the nuclear plants in Fukushima” Day and Time: March 31 st , 2011 (Thursday) 12:00 noon in each time zone Please say the following phrase:
“The water of Fukushima Nuclear Plant, we are sorry to make you suffer. Please forgive us. We thank you, and we love you.”
Please say it aloud or in your mind. Repeat it three times as you put your hands together in a prayer position.
Please offer your sincere prayer.
Thank you very much from my heart.
With love and gratitude,
Messenger of Water
Please share this with all your friends and family!
As a wellness practitioner in the 70’s my main focus was the body. Then in the 80’s the scientific literature made it clear that the physical body could not be separated from the mind. So my focus became mind and body. In the 90’s we began to understand more fully the impact of emotions and spirit on physical and mental well being, so my focus expanded to include mind, body, spirit and emotions.
By 2000 it became quite apparent that our personal well-being could not be separated from the planet’s well-being, so my focus expanded to include the environment. We have known for a very long time that sun and moon have a direct impact on the planet and on us. And now my understanding of the environment is expanding to include the relationship between other planets in our solar system and us.
One of the ways we can begin to pay attention to the larger environment is to be aware of the cycles of the moon. On December 21st we will experience a Full Moon on the Winter Solstice (the longest night of the year.) This full moon is a special one because it is not only Winter Solstice, but also an eclipse.
I love preparing for this kind of occasion and enjoy creating meaningful rituals for my family to help us stay in tune with nature. Below is a beautiful and powerful process that I learned from Loy at http://www.loysra.com
I wanted to share it with you, too. Hope you enjoy it. If you find value in this process, share it with a friend. I love reading your comments! Please share if and how you will implement this information.
Moon Goddess’s Profound Full Moon December 2010
Expect the December Full Moon to be most profound this year. The Moon Goddess transmits her most illuminating broadcast just a few minutes after midnight at 12:13 am, PST on December 21. Don’t fret if you are not a night owl and will not be up to greet her. You will begin to receive her transmissions twelve hours prior or just a few minutes after high noon at 12:13 pm on December the 20. You might even like to create a ritual or attend a full moon ceremony on the night of the 20th leading up to the Moon Goddess’s exact full moon time. Like always, you will be able to bask in the Moon Goddess’s Full Moon energies for a full 24 hour period, only ending 12 hours after her most illuminating moment. That transpires at 12:13 pm, PST on December 21st.
Full Moon Occurs on Day of Winter Solstice
You will surely want to prepare for this Full Moon, permitting the Moon Goddess’s energies to lead you right into your sixth sense. Just three hours after the Moon Goddess finishes sending her transmissions to awaken your extra sensory perception, the Winter Solstice occurs at 3:38 pm, PST. You want your consciousness most receptive, welcoming the Winter Solstice energy to shine its light into the darkness part of you. It reveals the light within you that can transform even your deepest sense of inadequacy. If you’ve prepared, you will fully appreciate why this occasion is called the time of Rebirth.
How to Prepare for Both Full Moon and Winter Solstice
As December 21 is both the Full Moon time and the Winter Solstice, you can prepare for both of them at the same time in the same way. There are two predominant energies being transmitted to us always, one is Love which pulls you in. That is where we get the saying, fall in love. Love energy pulls you into the inner realms. Will is the other predominant energy which is better understood as strength. This Will energy pushes us outward, to manifest, to move into action.
Use Love Energy to Prepare
You want to utilize Love or the pull-in energy to prepare you three days prior to New or Full Moon as well as the Equinoxes or Solstices. With this preparation, the Moon Goddess transmissions move you in even deeper into your sixth sense, where you can just know, there’s no mind involved.
Three Days Prior – Prepare Your Physical Body – December 18
You do not use your strength to pound the ground. Gentleness is the key. Prepare your physical body through soothing, loving movements to be receptive to the upcoming energies. A nice soothing bath, massage, chiropractic adjustment, a gentle flowing walk or stretching exercise, sauna or steam are all most appreciated by your body. Eat much lighter today. Setting the table with beautiful place mats, using your good china just for you even, and candle light will definitely get you in the mood for the next days ahead. There is no set right or wrong way, be as creative as you like just keeping in mind, you are having a love affair with your body today, giving it extra special attention awakening its receptivity, transforming any resistance.
Two Days Prior – Prime Your Emotional Nature – December 19
Acceptance is always what is needed if you want your emotions to be receptive to anything new. As the Moon Goddess brings us new energies each and every month, you will get your feelings to allow in these energies, if you develop a relationship between your emotional nature and the Full Moon today. Take her, your emotional nature, outside and walk under the moonlight or if it’s too cold, look out through the window and look at her beauty. Then talk to your emotional nature, tell her what’s beautiful about her also. And forgive her for any uneven or out of control emotions during this last month. And let her have a good cry if she’s been overwhelmed, it is very cleansing today.
One Day Before – Inspire Your Mind – December 20
You are now looking to focus your mind, get yourself ready to move into action, into the outer world. You want to pull in your mind, not hold it steady but start the unfolding, receptive part. Inspiring music is usually the best conductor to unlock any rigidity, any negativity. Again there is no right or wrong method, music or sound might not be what inspires you. It could be finding inspirational quotes, watching an inspirational movie, it matters not, but you want your mind inspired to receive the Full Moon energies. Praising your mind for its problem solving abilities, its ability to come up with plans is always good today.
New Moon, Full Moon or Solstice
As much as you can, be in silence and just receive. Any transmission that you can translate into words, do so and definitely write them down. Or maybe you will just doodle, draw circles or arrows which are helpful to then translate the energy into words. Try to feel the pull-in energy being transmitted by the Moon Goddess, and if you cannot, then “fake” it. In other words, create a fantasy where you are feeling, receiving which can often connect you, allowing you to truly receive. “Prime the pump” as they say.
Will Energy Takes Over
Once you have received the Moon Goddess’s energies, and this year the Winter Solstice energy as well, you then use Will or your strength to integrate and implement these energies.
First Day Afterward – Focus Your Mind – December 22
Now you can meditate, focus your mind. It is time to make plans, get clear on what you received. If for some reason your mind is a blank, you do not know what you received, then you can never go wrong, coming up with a plan of how to be more successful in your life for the next two weeks in your profession, how you support yourself. And if you have relationship challenges, come up with a plan how to resolve it.
Two Days Later – Rev Up Your Passion – December 23
Your emotions do the selling; create the passion for your mind’s plans so people will be receptive and buy. So rev up your passion today which is your charisma and shine on the plans you made yesterday for implementing this energy into your life in a positive way.
And since emotions are also about people, passionately let those meaningful people in your life know they are special to you today by telling them what you truly appreciate about them.
Three Days After – Time for Physical Action – December 24
Alright, it is time to start implementing, and you very well may need to use the virtue of discipline to get you started and keep you going. Now you can pound the ground, be as physically strong as you want to be. You have until the next New Moon to implement what you received this month.
The Moon Goddess and the Winter Solstice don’t have such a close relationship often, so take full advantage of their energies by preparing, receiving and implementing. Then you’ll have a tailwind of energies propelling you toward being successful in all your endeavors.
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I absolutely love the community of women I dance with every Monday and Wednesday in our Daring Diva Dance Class! A few weeks ago, one of the lovely divas in class gave me a mix of ‘Hot Disco’ tunes and I had so much fun creating a class with that music. We dressed in our funkiest 70’s/80’s attire and laughed the whole way through everything from “Disco Inferno” to “YMCA!” And I had a big “A-HA” moment that fun is a spiritual practice just a much as quiet meditation is.
Most people who know me know that I love to read spiritual texts, meditate, pray and reflect. And I have always known that dancing, walking, being in nature, doing acts of service, making love…even making dinner can all be spiritual practices. But I never quite got it that pure, unabashed, funky FUN can be a spiritual practice, too – until yesterday. There was a moment yesterday when we were shaking our groove thing that I felt so much joy and so much love coming from all of us that it felt like a prayer for all of humanity.
Wanna give it a try? I’d love to hear how you experience “Fun as a Spiritual Practice!” Here’s a playlist to get you started. Just download a few of these tunes and dance like there’s nobody watching. Feel the joy and laughter spread throughout every cell and open your heart. Then send your prayer of joy to all the people who could really benefit from it right now.
Stayin’ Alive, You Sexy Thing, Super Freak, Macho Man, Funky town, Shake your groove thing, Hot stuff, YMCA, I will survive, We are family, Get Down Tonight, Disco Inferno, The hustle, It’s raining men, Turn the Beat Around, Boogie Nights
Today I was interviewed by the lovely Tanya Triber for an article she is writing on forgiveness. I can’t say enough about the importance of SELF-FORGIVENESS as well as FORGIVING OTHERS. I remember hearing once that holding onto resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Staying in a state on unforgiveness is exactly the same – it is a poison to your system. When we hold critical, judgmental, unforgiving thoughts about ourselves or others, a cascade of chemical activity occurs that weakens our immune system, impairs digestion and metabolism and constricts your body. But that’s not all. Those critical, judgmental, unforgiving thoughts also negatively affect our relationships with everyone in our lives.
Unfortunately, forgiveness of self and others is sometimes a difficult challenge. I’ve had experiences in my life where I’ve wanted to forgive but have felt stuck. So I wanted to share a few of my favorite resources with you:
Collin Tipping has written a book and created workshops called “Radical Forgiveness.” I benefited greatly from his work at a time in my life when I was having a difficult time releasing resentment. He teaches that radical forgiveness occurs simply as a consequence of our opening up to the possibility that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes. If we could see the spiritual big picture (which we cannot), we would understand that the situation was Divinely guided and happened not TO us, but FOR us. It was meant to happen that way for the highest good of all concerned. Also, that our Higher Selves actually called forth the experience for our healing and our spiritual growth. To download free worksheets, go to http://www.RadicalForgiveness.com
Byron Katie’s teachings called “The Work” have been very helpful to me in releasing judgment, criticism and blame. Her method is deceptively simple and always creates a shift in my perception. You can download a free worksheet at http://www.TheWork.com
The most powerful tool for me has been learning and understanding the full and deeper meaning of the Aramaic Lord’s Prayer. The line that is translated in English as “Forgive us our trespasses (sins or debts) as we forgive those who trespass against us” has an expanded meaning in the original Aramaic translation. In the original translation, Jesus spoke about releasing the cords or knots that bind us to other’s mistakes and to our own mistakes.
In my most challenging moments when I’m having difficulty forgiving myself or another person, I chant this line of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic over and over and over….and I have had the experience of being able to forgive through some sort of grace that was not my own doing. I realize now that there are times that no matter how many worksheets I do I cannot seem to forgive – and it is in those times that I ask for Divine intervention by using the Lord’s Prayer.