New Moon/Solar Eclipse Meditation

New Moon/Solar Eclipse Meditation

Profound spiritual experiences are not commonplace for most of us.  It’s more like subtle shifts upward in the vibration of the energy field (aura) or light body (the crystalline network of light emanating from your energy and soul bodies).  Small advances in awareness opening up possibilities to new ways of thinking and being.  During this particular New Moon/Solar Eclipse meditation, I was fortunate to have a profound experience. 

Conscious Manifesting; A Written Exercise


I.  Introduction:  4 Parts to Conscious Manifesting

I'm going to provide you a written exercise in Conscious Manifestation with step by step instruction to lead you through the entire process. It is my intention for you to learn the tools you will need to manifest those things that you most desire, consciously, with focus and intent.

All of us can look back at examples in our lives of wanting something and getting it.  Sometimes we have no idea of how it came to us.   We just know that it showed up.  That is called Unconscious Manifestation and happens all the time.   We are continually using the Law of Attraction manifesting wants and needs into our lives through the power of thought.  Energy follows thought.

Through this exercise, you will learn to put your goals into words that work for you, create the desired outcome to bring it into the present moment, release obstacles to getting, and practice gratitude by giving back

Debra Katz has a wonderful resource for clarifying your goals in her book Freeing the Genie Within which I’ll be using to get us started.  

The is a lot of information out there on manifesting.  I found Debra’s information to be heart-centered, grounded and user friendly.  These techniques have worked for me personally, so it is my pleasure to give back by sharing them with you.

Let’s get started.


II.  The Steps for Manifesting

You are going to want to re-word and formulate your goals so that they match what you are really seeking.  Bottom line:  You want to understand your true goal.

I urge you to dare to think big!

1.            Goal/Wish

2.            What will this achieve?  Why do I desire this? 

3.            Reason I want to achieve what I just wrote in 2.

4.            Rewrite goal as the final goal.

5.            Specific details of the goal.

6.            Restate your wish as an intention

7.            State both the emotion you feel and the certainty, you have already manifested your goal.

Use your imagination and all your senses to really see and feel your creation.

8.             Releasing Obstacles

What are you holding onto that no longer serves you and your goal? These are the things you are going to let go of.  The things that you are looking to release could be ego thoughts of not being in control of how you get it, (trust) holding on to the past, (fear of the unknown) fears related to having it or not having it, (success or failure), doubts about deserving it (self-esteem) or that manifesting won’t work for you, (self-esteem) or anything else you can think of that needs to go.  Look at your conditioned responses to yourself. How do you talk to yourself? Relationships are a good place to look too.  They often times act as mirrors reflecting back our fears and limitations.  (My example)


9.              What are the steps you can take now to bring your desire into focus?  Both physical action and the inner work of spirit/mind.   Write these down.


Some goals are at the ripening point and manifest very quickly; others you may need to take some steps to clear the way.  If you think it’s taking too long to receive, Ask yourself;       

            Am I doing absolutely everything in my power to                     develop my talents? (training, degree, practice)

         Am I doing absolutely everything in my power to meet            the rightpeople? (getting yourself out there)

          Am I doing absolutely everything I can do to make the            goal happen? (Thinking creatively)

           Am I willing to do all the steps to get to my ultimate              goal? (Follow through)

          Are there conditions attached to what I’m willing to                do? (can’t

       Am I in the best shape physically to achieve this goal?           (health)

        Am I living in the best place to achieve my goal?                      (Actor)

      Have I let go or detached enough energetically, psychologically, and physically from all those people who might want to stop me from achieving my goal?  (Families have a way of keeping you attached to their drama.)

If you answered NO to any of these questions, that is an indication of an obstacle that you need to look at or… you may need to reassess your goal.  You might not want it as much as you think you do.  With that awareness comes power.  You know you are really getting what you want.  Use your power to choose again when you are ready.

For example, if you want to change careers and you know that will take some further education and you are not willing to do that right now, then this one will have to wait.   

Resolve right now that whatever the fear or doubt that is in your way, you are letting go of it NOW. Trust in the Universe to bring you what you want.

If you get stuck with this, learn more about energy dynamics. Go within and use your right to rewrite your original blueprint that you designed in the first place. Go back to the drawing board.  Again use Debra’s book.  She has many wonderful exercises to help you get clear.


10.        Giving back in Gratitude.

Gratitude is probably the highest energy you can run, next to laughter and lightheartedness.  It puts you directly in the present moment.  It reminds us that the present is all there is.  In the present everything is perfect.

Write what you would do to give back in gratitude.

Examples of giving back could be; Be a role model and support to other women who want to get healthy and fit. Donate a percentage of your money to a worthy cause, volunteer your time or make a contribution in the area of your goal so that you can meet people, learn and help others.  You could simply radiate love and self-acceptance by Being the thing you desired to bring into your life.  It’s up to you how that might look. (My example)

  With practice you’ll become a pro at defining goals and manifesting them.  Anytime you appreciate your past successes with manifesting, it become easier to use the Law of Attraction.


 III.  In Closing

Thank you for giving this your attention.  My desire is that this has helped to empower you in your Conscious Manifesting. 

So I’ll leave you with this; The Universe is always supporting us. There is no goal too large or too small for the Universe to handle. Universal Law works for everyone impartially.  Drop the old small dream of yourself and Dream Big. and open your heart so a new dream can be born.  Manifest from the point of now, by staying present.  Become the love of your life.  Do dwell on the things you love about yourself.  Believe in the magic is believe in yourself.    You’ve got this.  You’ve been doing this all your life.  Go ahead.  Create your own masterpiece!

And so it is.

It Isn't a Perfect World...A conversation with my niece

June 18, 2015


Yesterday, I had made plans to visit my mom and take her to lunch.  It was a beautiful Wednesday morning with sunny skies and moderate temperatures.  A perfect day to lunch by a lake I thought.  The drive would take 2 hours, so I took my time and enjoyed the scenery.  When I arrived at mom’s house I went inside to greet her while she gathered her things.  She thought a sweater might be a good thing to have with her in case it got windy or cooler.  My twenty four year old niece lives with my mother for the time being, and mom said that she was upstairs asleep sick with tonsillitis.  I said I was sorry to hear that and we left for the lakeside restaurant.  During the course of conversation at lunch we talked about my niece.  She is a hard worker and is currently working two jobs.   Two day shifts at a medical lab an hour and a half away and four night shifts at an almond bagging factory thirty minutes away.  She needed a better car to handle the miles so she purchased a new car the week before and it overheated the first day she had it. She was now stuck with a loaner car until it gets sorted out.   A couple of days after her car problem, my niece was sick.  My mom and I both agreed that it was probably stress that finally pushed her over the edge into full blown tonsillitis.  We talked on many subjects over the course of our quality-time lunch and returned to mom’s house.  I again went inside.  My niece was up and sitting in the living room.  We talked and I asked her how she was feeling.  The subject of her work schedules came up.  My niece shared her frustration about working at the “nut” factory.  The owner shows preferential treatment to employees that are his friends.  She complained that her employer wanted her to finish out her shift even though she was clearly ill and running a high temperature.  Then she spoke about hoping to get a full-time position at the medical lab, and she thought they would be letting her know soon.  She liked it there and the job made her feel needed and appreciated.  My mom spoke up at that point and said  my niece should not take the job at the lab for anything less than 12.00 per hour.  Okay, here’s where it gets interesting…I am somewhat of a Native-American Spider Woman.  You know, the strong feminine shaman energy in a tribe that told stories with hidden meaning and supported the feminine power.  I’m also very connected to spirit.    So as this conversation I was hearing from my mom and my niece unfolded, I was moved by spirit (grin) to share.  The words just came rolling out of my mouth.  I said, it isn’t a perfect world.  They both looked at me with perplexed looks on their faces.  And I said it again, it isn’t a perfect world.  I proceeded to relate an event that happened to me one day many years ago.   I was driving my 10 year old daughter to school.  Her father and I divorced when she was three so I raised her on my own.  It was her and me until she was 16.  Her question to me that morning took me by surprise.  She asked why did I only make 11.00 an hour working beside the doctors in the operating room saving lives and her father make 25.00 an hour working at a factory assembly line making cars?  It said it was a good question.  My answer was, it isn’t a perfect world.  Now, my mother and my niece were listening intently to what I was saying waiting patiently for me to elaborate  and put it into terms that made sense to them.  As in Spider Woman tradition, I didn’t say any more.  The way in which I told the story and infused it with energy made the meaning very clear.  Since you readers were not there to hear it and feel it, I'll tell you.  Sometimes you must do what lifts you up and honors your internal truth instead of go for the money.  Without the honoring of your spirit you will have feelings of frustration in a job that pays, but does not have meaning or purpose to you.  Fulfillment will not come,  there will still be a hole...something missing.   To me, this is the key: what has meaning to you.  You are the driver of your life’s course.  Only you know the truth of what lifts you and supports you and what does not.  Taking the time to look is all that is needed to keep you on course.   As the saying goes; do what you love and the money will follow. 

The Fox

Spring 2010 

This past spring, a lovely female Fox showed up in my backyard.  She wasn’t the usual type of animal visitor I normally encountered living in the village limits.  I was used to a myriad of wild birds, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons and stray cats.  I was in the habit of feeding the wild animals and from the daily attendance in the backyard feeders; I was doing a pretty good job.  She visited the big ground feeder in the back near the area I leave wild so the animals and the Fairy Realm will have a natural place to live.  She came every day.  One day in May during the time when the purple and white wildflowers were in bloom, I photographed her.   My heart went out to her, and to my surprise she sent hers back!  I was covered with her energy.   I felt it in every aspect of my being.  What a wonderful experience I thought.   I continued to connect with her energy and she told me she had heard about the “sanctuary” and came to see it.  She recognized me as the spirit of the Shaman energy.  It was time for the reunion she told me.  It was the reunion between me and the Fox people energy.  Having a great grandfather on my father’s side born to the Chippewa Nation, I knew of my Native-American heritage.  I had always been drawn to their culture and the ways of the Shamans.  Upon further research, I found that the place where I lived was Fox tribal land at one time.  The beautiful Fox continued to visit my backyard every day and we continued to connect to each other.  A few days after the first connection, she brought with her 3 Native-American Spirits.  The first was a strong Chief energy named Standing Fox.  He was tall and lean.  He was clad in scant buck skins, a full Eagle feathered head dress, and his ornately beaded chest necklaces were in the colors of black, yellow, red and white. These are the colors of the four directions.  This meant he was a powerful Chief and Medicine Man and had the ability to shape-shift.  The second was an old, weathered woman wearing a full-length cloak of black crow feathers.  She was called Black Crow Grandmother and is a powerful Shaman healer.  The third Spirit came in on a silvery beam of light.  She was a beautiful young woman.  She was totally dressed in white skins with a head dressing and cape of a White Buffalo head and fur.  She is the Great White Spirit and represents the return of the Native–American people and a reclaiming of their powerful energy.  I was in awe.  The strength and quality of the energy was so overwhelming my entire body was vibrating.  I have never been the same.  I am continually knocked off my chair when this powerful energy comes in though me for a client of mine and gives them a phenomenal life healing experience.  My little Fox in the backyard that brought all of this to me gave birth to two pups.  The three of them ran and played in the yard for a few weeks more.  The other wildlife in the yard did not seem to mind their presence.  We were all living in harmony.  She took her babies and left near summer’s end.  The ground cover was dying back and it was no longer a suitable place to raise her young.  The day she left, she came out of the wild area to eat as usual.  I was watching from the window as usual.  She never seemed to mind me watching.  She looked at me with a very long look, turned and was gone. I haven’t seen her since.  Her presence is always with me.  I can feel her energy any time I want t and it has changed my life forever.  We will see how the Native-American energies in my life transform and take shape over time.  I am so grateful and humbled because of their presence.