Empowerment

The overarching dilemma of life in today’s world is a disconnect from our power. The imbalance in the energy has created a situation where everyone, regardless of privilege, is unplugged. We are all meant to be powerful.
Powerdoes not mean power over another; true power is an internal knowledge of our worth which allows us to be fully present actors in our own lives. It removes doubt, and removes the twin illusions of lack and fear. When we are truly powerful, there is no need to hoard that power, because it’s not anything anyone can take from us.
This power is inside us. It is not external. Once we become aware of it and plug into it, it permeates our being. It *is* us, as much as anything else we use to define ourselves. More, even. It is at the core of our identity.
So my goal is to help you find your power. Whether it is in a group class or in one-on-one work, I want to help you be aware of how powerful you really are. We aren’t used to it, and we have been trained to shy away from a true sense of power, while chasing and hoarding that false power that it outside ourselves.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson
Please join me in this journey of learning how to access and use our inner power, our true power. Let’s change reality. Let’s rebalance the energy.
Together, we can transform the world.
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A refresher on Mercury Retrograde from the April Newsletter

We’re in the midst of a retrograde cycle for Mercury, and it seemed like a good time for a refresher course, because Mercury Retrograde is actually a powerful, positive opportunity that gets a bad rap. You know how you’re always hoping the Universe will give you just a little bit of a break, some breathing room, from the running-hustle-bustle of your life? Well, 3 or 4 times a year, that wish is granted in the form of Mercury Retrograde. Everything s-l-o-w-s down and moves like molasses. The difficulty comes when you want things to keep moving at that other pace. Just breathe, accept that this is your chance to think (and rethink) before you act or speak, and that the world is just not going to move at its usual speed.
The protocol before doing anything during Mercury Retrograde is to
Stop
Breathe
Ground
It’s always a good idea to take a moment and figure out how you got “here,” whatever your “here” is right now.
All actions taken during a Mercury Retrograde should be done consciously. Avoid acting out of habit, or simply reacting to events. Do your best to stay in conscious intent and focus the entire time. The energy is thick and slow, so you’re going to have to practice your patience and acceptance, because nothing is going to go quickly.
This period is an excellent opportunity to re-evaluate your thoughts, habits, and patterns. What works? What doesn’t work? What can you toss and what just needs tweaking? Fine tune your world!
The least talked about aspect of every Mercury Retrograde is the fact that thick energy means it’s much easier to manifest. That means you need to pay attention to what you are feeding through attention. Are you letting your head be filled with worries and fears, or are you focusing on those things you want to bring forth? Spend some time every day really focusing on what you want and, even more importantly, conjuring up the feeling(s) you think that’s going to bring you. Your subconscious and the Universe will do the rest.
Well, not exactly. You need to continue taking action, or start taking action if you haven’t yet. The best way to do this is to look at your top five goals and figure out what the absolute next step is to move toward each of them. I’m talking easy, manageable steps that you can take action on right now, today. Then do it. Action frequently seems to get lost in the woo, I don’t know why.
Finally, take a look at your daily practice. What is working? What isn’t working? How can you improve how you start and end your day, from a spiritual point of view? What are the things you do or can do that will give you a clear sense of being grounded and walking through your day with purpose? What are the things you can do to help you be in alignment with your highest self? What are you doing to maintain your emotional well-being? What are the things you are or could be doing to maintain your physical well-being?
Are you drinking enough water?
Are you grounding?
Are you carrying around things which no longer serve you, or are you consciously releasing?
Are you feeding your soul, making your heart sing?
Are you eating things that nurture you, or just sustain you?
Are you moving your chi?
That should help you move through the month with grace and confidence, or at least with a minimum of challenges.

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A Different Way of Problem Solving

The Universe is made up of energy. All matter is energy. The space in between matter is energy. The movement of matter is energy. Sound is energy. Light is energy. Thought is energy. Sensation is energy.
Energy is constantly in motion. It has a push and a pull to it, a positive and a negative polarity. Energy cannot be static, or it ceases to be. The motion is what defines it.
If matter is energy, then it, too, is constantly in motion. It has a push and a pull, even if it is on a smaller scale than we can easily observe.
Humans exemplify the spiritual principle of ‘as above so below’, or ‘as within, so without’ better than most things. If, on the microcosmic level, out molecules are in a constant state of push-pull, on a more macrocosmic scale, we are constantly seeking the balance between giving (or acting) and receiving (or allowing). We will never achieve ‘perfect’ balance, because that would be static, and we would cease to be, because there would be no energy.
On a grander scale, the Universe, as the macrocosmic to our consciousness, also has that polarity, that push-pull motion. If we translate that into a personified Divine, we end up with the Masculine and Feminine aspects of the Divine. If the Divine is everything (and therefore nothing as well), and what could possibly be bigger than the All That Is, then everything we do is a form of conversation with the All. The Masculine Divine, being the push/action aspect, talks to us through words and omens and portents, things outside of ourselves. Reaching for the Masculine Divine is a matter of Transcendence, of reaching past the confines and definitions of the body. Reaching for the Feminine Divine, being the pull/receptive aspect, requires reaching inside of ourselves. She speaks to us through our chemical reactions, through our sensations, through our innate knowingness. Seeking the Feminine Divine is, then, a matter of Immanence.
Both are equally important. And both are currently out of balance, expressed poorly. We have made the push aspect into one of disempowerment, where all power must come from outside of ourselves, and the goal becomes to gather it all unto ourselves. Power is seen as finite, a thing, to be gotten at the expense of others. The pull aspect has become needy, because it also perceives Power as a finite thing, and it grasps at it, so that it may flow the energy through, to keep existence going.
If the Divine is everything, then Power cannot be finite, it cannot be a thing. Power is the energy of creation, of existence. Power is outside of us and inside of us. It is infinite. There is more than enough to go around (and through), and when everyone can be consciously empowered, Power (or our experience of it) expands and grows.
Processing information/thought/experience using the push principle is best done with words – thinking things through, analyzing, writing, and talking to others. Once the information has been processed, it leads naturally to action. Most of us are used to thing method of processing.
There is another way, one that may work better in many situations. Using the pull principle, we pay attention to what is going on inside of ourselves. Every stimulus, internal or external, creates a chemical reaction in our bodies; that reaction produces a physical sensation. If we can stay with the sensation, and let go of the opinion or judgement, which both come from thought, we can process the information differently. We simply observe and are present to the processing, which requires no effort beyond that which is required to direct our attention. It usually leads to not needing to do anything about a situation at all.
Each has its place. Each is important. They work together, in a perfect world, to bring us to acceptance and positive change. As long as we rely too much on the push aspect, we fall too much into reaction, rather than response, and we are victims to outside forces, disempowered.
The main tool I try to impart to my clients who participate in my Therapeutic Sound Bath groups, is the ability to process information in the body, in order to create more balance and healthy expression or energy, bringing them into their empowerment.

I am currently offering public group sessions weekly at LaLuna Healing in Newhall, Sunday evenings at 7:45pm. Please check my schedule of events for more details, and to make sure it is happening that week; I am occasionally out of town. Space is limited, so I always recommend signing up in advance.

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