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Creating Your Reality

Happy 2012! 

It seems to me a bit surreal.  So many thought-forms (our thoughts carry energy you know) through the eons pointed toward this time and now we are living it.  Have you considered how you are going to add to what you want to experience as we begin anew?  Are you going to let life happen around you (a bit scary in my way of thinking) or are you going to take the bull by the horns and create what you want. (Really it should be the “dragon by the horns” as we will be shortly welcoming in the Chinese year of the Dragon).  In my first post, I talked about my heart wrenching emotions of saying goodbye to my pet, whiplashed to assisting my friend in the birth of her baby and then helped another friend and her family release their beloved husband and father as he transitioned.  An amazing way to end the year and be of service to the community as I experienced what I had studied and visualized.     

The first day of each new year I spend time alone with these questions; What do I want my life to look like if there were no back doors, no excuses?  How would it feel thinking from the end/the manifestation?  Then as I see myself at the “having it place and feeling it there”, I look around and take it all in.  A journey, so to speak.  In my training with The Four Winds Society/Healing the Light Body School, we experience journeying from many aspects first for ourselves, then for others.  I did this for years before my formal training so it was such fun to laser it in and have even more tools.  It became a game to me, a curiosity and an alchemy of  finding something I wanted to experience and then trusting/allowing the synchronicity to unfold.  I always wrote it all down.

Ten years ago I found a website about backyard living.  There I found a creative key.  I will share this idea with you.  I’ll wait.  Go get some paper and a pencil.

It’s simple actually.  On the top of the paper write December 31, 2012.  Yes, that’s right.  Year end.  Now, remembering that you are writing from THAT date, create a “holiday letter” that you would send out to your family and friends.  Write down what you did, where you traveled, the job you have, relationships, etc – you get the idea, BUT make sure you write it in the past tense, first person.   Example, “Dear Family and Friends…I’m so excited to recap what I did in 2012.  In January a surprise trip to Hawaii refreshed me and I learned to snorkel.  The sights under the surface of the sea were amazing and I swam with a pod of dolphins!  That experience touched me deeply and since I have always loved the ocean, I found a group of like-minded souls to create a non-profit to clean up the beaches near me…..”  Get the idea? 

Now, spend some time writing what my junior high english teacher called a “stream of consciousness”.  Turn off the phone, tv, etc – get rid of anything that will distract and spend a few minutes “finding the stillness” within.  As Yoda said, “there is no try.  Just do”.  No pressure to be creative.  Use the questions I ask myself to begin this for yourself.  You’ll find them in the 2nd paragraph.   Create a list first.  Then using the list of desires (maybe from your bucket list?), begin writing.  Just let your mind take you on the journey.

The first time I did this was in October 2002.  I had just changed my life by moving from Texas back to California and attended massage school near Yosemite.  My class was over the end of June and I remained at school to aid my teacher (Thomas Ahern, Ahern’s Massage School in Mariposa, CA) and had begun my new life as a massage therapist.  I loved that I found the courage to change my life and begin a new career, but I was desperately seeking some roots. I dated my letter 12/31/2002, tapped into my deep desires and began.  2 hours later I finished and was shocked that so much time had passed.

I went to bed and all night dreamed about what I had written.  Remember, deep desires!  In the space between sleep and waking, I felt excitement for what I dreamed about (not knowing it was only a dream), thinking I got to get up and do it.  Then when I was fully awake, I felt disappointment because it was the dream.  But, within 6 weeks, I began living that dream and had received everything in my letter within 3 months!  I had to write another letter and create yet more experiences!    

I hope this has spurred you to create your life on purpose!  It is worth the time invested being the author of your life.  Blessings on your path.


Hello World!

Lately I have felt like a true Shaman.  Shaman’s are called on to serve the Community and I have said yes to the call.  We never know how we can help.  I must say at the outset that beginning this blog is the encouragement from my Chiropractor extraordinaire, Dr. Gary Erkfritz (Thousand Oaks, CA).  I was sharing yet another story of a day in my life with him and he sat down and showed me how to begin.  He said “you have so much to say that can help people know what you do and how Craniosacral Therapy works”.  Thank so much, Dr. Gary!  This is going to be great. 

My current job at a massage school is on hold because not enough new students signed up, so I have been using my skills I learned from my entire working life to manifest income.  Honestly, it has been a struggle.  The trickle-down effect has come to this.  Sometimes when I’m faced with what I call  “a wall”, I revert back to old habits, which don’t serve me anymore.  I continually work at shifting how I hold old patterns and the events lately have taught me more lessons on going forward with the new.  Muscles have memory and I am learning quicker each time another “lesson” comes around.  Old dogs do learn new tricks!  Shaman’s work more on ourselves, for to help others we must be as clear as we can be.

Well, let me get to the reason I began this blog.  These true life events have happened within 6 days, ending 2 days ago.  

 Dec.6 ~ My companion, Jazzie Cat, had to be put to sleep.  She filled my living space with her small presence yet with a heart big enough to fill my known world.  My heart was broken.   I felt guilty that I couldn’t help her better than I did.  She just was not getting better and my head said this was the best thing for her, but my heart was torn.  Her passing helped me to grieve my parents passing more deeply and for that I am thankful to her.  What a little love.  Never to be forgotten.  I held a ceremony for her, a fire with catnip, copal and sage under a clear, cold sky.  The next day I only had one client (grateful for the work).  After, I stayed at home and cried.

Dec 8.  I received a call from a former student who I have been working with throughout her pregnancy with massage and craniosacral therapies.  Her water had broken.  Can I come to assist?  I arrived to the hospital at 3pm and she was barely dilated.  I began the specific craniosacral releases on 3 cranial bones which correspond to 3 bones in the pelvis.  You see, during labor and delivery, our intentional touch releases the cranial bones and sutures which accesses the parasympathetic nervous system ( helps with relaxation) and assists the body in doing what it naturally knows what to do.  Craniosacral therapy doesn’t force the body, but each contraction is more productive.   By 6pm she was dilated to 5cm.  At 7:47 her beautiful baby was delivered with her husband at her side, and I with my hands at her head.  I left the family soon after checking in with baby to bond and rest.  A good day.

Dec 9.  I visited a client near the end of her life for her weekly craniosacral and massage session.  Then off to teach about Acupressure’s effectiveness taught to me by my massage teacher, Dr. Thomas Ahern (Mariposa, CA).  A gal there had just been diagnosed with Fibromalgia.  After her 20 minute session from another student, the pain in her legs and shoulders left.  She later told me on the 12th, the pain had just returned that morning.  Another session is due asap!

Dec 10.  Taught Hot Stone Massage to 4 students.  They connected well with the healing stones.  The “stone people”  have much to say if we’ll but listen. 

Dec 11.  Visit to a 4-month old with Down Syndrome.  Great results from the first 30 minute craniosacral session.  No more tongue thrusting.  Nice releases and a good visit with the parents.

Dec 12.  2 craniosacral therapy clients.  1 with Temporal Mandibular Joint dysfunction and the other healing from trauma and surgery.

Dec 13.  Visit to Dr. Gary for me, then a phone call.  The husband of one of my former students passed and would I come over.  He passed at home with his entire family at his side.  I performed the Death Rites/Spiral as taught from my school, Healing the Light Body and Dying Consciously.  One of the friends there told me she could feel the love energy across the room as I worked.  I stayed until his body was removed from the home, holding space as they grieved.  I grieved with them, not with tears but silently with memories of my own losses.

Shaman’s assist the Community from great joy in birth, to healing from trauma and pain, to the end of life issues holding all in sacred space and in ceremonial intention as we are called on.   Hence the name of this blog.   

In this blog I will share what I am honored in my life to do.  Whether one-on-one or over the phone, the work is sufficient unto itself.  Powerful to shift how one holds patterns that no longer serve us, or to assist in Soul Retrieval,  Reiki, Craniosacral, Baby Massage or ???  How can I serve you?   

I look forward to my next post.  V

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