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Easter, Paganism & Christianity

Easter for me is radically different than it is for many people I suspect. When I was a little girl in the very fundamentalist cult, we didn’t celebrate pagan holidays which included Christmas and Easter. Pagan was synonymous with evil in my parent’s eyes.

After I left home I let go of any religious affiliation of any kind and eventually found my own truth.

The so-called Pagan holidays have a new meaning for me. In my new awareness, Easter is a celebration the resurrection of life. It is a celebration of life renewing itself as it does each spring. It is a celebration of the magic of renewal as life rises from the darkness and into the light. It is a celebration of the Divine Feminine resurrecting life through all things. This has been the celebration since the time when humans first made the correlation between the phases of the sun and the moon and life sprouting from the earth.

eostreFor those of you who like to dig into the evolution of belief, one of my favorite subjects, Eostre is the Germanic Goddess of Spring. Also known as Ostara or Eastre, She gave Her name to the Christian festival of Easter (which is an older Pagan festival appropriated by the Church), whose timing is still dictated by the Moon. Modern pagans celebrate Her festival on the Vernal Equinox, usually around March 21, the first day of Spring. Christianity celebrates it on the first Sunday after the first full moon, following the spring equinox – that’s about as Pagan as one can get.

Eostre is connected with renewal and fertility. Eggs and rabbits are sacred to Her, as is the full moon, since the ancients saw in its markings the image of a rabbit or hare. She is also a dawn goddess, and may be related to the Greek Goddess of the dawn Eos. She is shown here at dawn, quickening the land, while the full moon sets behind Her.  (image by Thalia Took)

It is no coincidence that the Christian church chose this time of year to celebrate rising of Jesus from the darkness of death in the cycle of life, or that his people celebrated the passing over of death for a second chance at life in their Passover traditions.

All of it celebrates one thing and that one thing is gratitude for life and its renewal.

Spring is life renewing itself as it strives to flourish and thrive. I wish you a very Happy and Abundant Spring!

Until next time, be Fearless, Fabulous and Free!
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Loving The Afterbirth

Have you ever noticed that you get some of your best insights when you are working with water? Whether it’s the shower, bath, doing dishes or watering the yard, or even walking near the ocean, water seems to stimulate ideas. There is a reason that being in the flow of water stimulates being in the flow of ideas, but that’s not why I’m writing today. Today’s post is an insight I received while in the shower that I had never in a million years would have come up with on my own. It’s the idea that 2016 is the placenta.

As many of you may know, over the past few years we collectively gave birth to a new reality. It is a new reality based in love and has been a long time coming. That’s what 2012 was really all about and this new love-based reality is the return of unconditional love. It is restoring the feminine balance to our planet after thousands of years of imbalance. In pondering what has occurred on our planet the last few years and where we are heading, I’ve known for the past few months that what has been occurring is our collective disease being brought forward so that we can no longer deny what has existed just beneath the surface. This isn’t just about the race for the American presidency but the ugliness brought forward in the human race.

While I stood in the shower pondering this and the upcoming Women’s March on Inauguration day, a very interesting message about the birth of our reality came through and gave me an entirely new perspective to share with you.

“This message Dear One is regarding the birth of your new reality. All of it now is and has been put into place and is now complete as you well know. The chaos of 2016 was the afterbirth. Birth is never pretty. It’s messy and chaotic and painful, although it need not be, as resistance causes unnecessary pain. You have collectively pushed through and She is delivered. As with any newborn, this new reality is very delicate and fragile. It does and will require much vigilance and nurturing to make it strong and sustainable. It may be exhausting those of you who see its potential and battle to keep yourselves awake and aware. For many, it will keep you up because you love what you have birthed. It gets easier as your new reality gets stronger. She, for now, is a newborn infant, barely awakened and taking Her first breaths of life. The afterbirth is messy and not pretty, but very necessary. The contractions that come with the afterbirth are unpleasant and it appears to be of no value as it separates from the life it co-existed with in the womb of creation. In the afterbirth are the nutrients that give you strength and clarity. Do not throw it out placentabelieving that it has no value. It is full of nutrients that restore your resolve and renew your focus. Ingesting it for the value it gives you can multiply your efforts and restore your feelings of depletion. As a newborn baby, your new earth reality at times will seem to wear on your collective nerve as shifts between dimensions. It will bounce back and forth between asleep and awake until it becomes more collectively alert. It may be difficult for some of you to stay awake as you feel tugged by the world around to remain asleep. Eventually the collective will become more awake than asleep. It is up to each of you that have awakened to the new reality to assist the overall consciousness in their awakening. Gently love them in their own being. Remember, you are nurturing a newborn. Those of you who have birthed your own infants and cared for newborn children can see the work you have ahead of you. It is a work filled with delight as it begins to thrive with your love and nurturing. As you move more freely into this new reality you will see that, in waking up from the overdose of fear, birthing your own creations will come with greater ease and elegance. “

This newborn baby, in the evolution of humanity, is only a few minutes old and her life lays in our collective hands. What has occurred in the past few years is asking the feminine in all of us to rise. It is giving us the strength and urgency to pull ourselves out of complacency. It is asking us to step out from our quiet places, come out from under wraps, and move out from behind the woodwork. It is asking that we come together in unity and harmony for the greater good of humanity. It is asking that we become organized movements of consciousness rather than individual bright lights. We need to be seen just as boldly as fear and darkness has been. We need to love the afterbirth for the energy it provides us rather than wishing or pretending it didn’t exist. It is just as valuable to our new earth reality as the baby herself is.

Human beings are the only animals that discard the placenta that is needed to create and nurture life. It is chock full of everything we need to recover from birthing our new reality. Let’s juice it for all it has to give!

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Celebrate Life!

This time of year I always find myself in reflection. 

The season from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day is my favorite time of year.  I love everything about this time of year. I love the music, lights, food, laughter, cooking, baking, movies, shopping, celebrating and simply being.

All of if lifts me up and causes me to ponder, not that I’m not always pondering, but there is something about the end of a year’s cycle that causes deeper introspection. This isn’t only for my own life and the past year, but I find myself attempting to understand why so many people, in this time of what many consider to be the most joyous time of year, become so upset over who has the right to celebrate and how it “should” be celebrated.

All of it comes from a misunderstanding of how the evolution of belief plays out in our lives every day.  

As I pondered this morning on what began thousands of years ago as a worship of the sun, to now being a worship of commercialization, this is the message that came through.

“This message for you today Dear One is on the subject of the holidays and what some may call the holy days. So many of my children find themselves in angst over this time of year. Much of this angst comes from the judgment of how to celebrate it correctly. So many of you have judgments about what is right and what is wrong, who is right and who is wrong and I want you to know that none of it is right or wrong. All of those judgments an expectations are creations of the human mind. What is, is what is. Since the human mind was evolved enough to make a connection between the air and sky and what grows on the ground, humans have celebrated the seasons.

This is the season of gratitude and giving. It is the season of reaping what you have grown and generously giving to others from the fruits of your labors. It is the season of the return of light as the sun begins to make its way into longer days. It is celebrating the light in the darkness. And it is the season of rest from your long year of toils as it gives way to the time of enlightenment, renewal and rebirth. As autumn gives way to winter you begin planning for next seasons planting in the hope of another fruitful harvest in the year to come. That is the way of the human mind. The human mind, in its planning and doing, also needs reason to celebrate. This continual cycle of creation and celebration is one that sets you apart from the rest of the sentient beings on your planet. The highs and lows, celebrations and sufferings, are all part of the human experience that each of you chose to experience. Rather than judge the celebration or how one feels in ebb and flow of life, lift them up and celebrate with them. You cannot celebrate wrong, as celebration is the vibration of life lifting itself up through you.”

Whether you celebrate Santa Clause (who interestingly enough looks and acts very much like the Christian deity), whether your focus is on the birth of the son of God or the God of the sun, whether starscelebrate the sun and its return of light, celebrate the candles that light the way or celebrate the lights on a tree in your home, whether you celebrate by any other means, religious, spiritual or secular, whether you spend quiet time alone or time with family and friends, whether you indulge in abundance or volunteer to help those less fortunate, there is no right or wrong way to celebrate. The reason for the season is the light of life itself. Celebrate life!

I wish all of you a joyous season of celebration!

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Talking Trump

In the midst of taking rugs and comforters to the cleaners, making a crock-pot of turkey soup from the Thanksgiving carcass and creating a flyer for my upcoming Spirit Lift events before running off to pickup my kids from school, I received a download about Donald Trump and who he really is. Yes, I am mostly vegetarian but occasionally join my family in eating meat as part of traditional celebrations. Otherwise my husband would think I’ve lost my mind turkey-soupentirely. As long as a turkey has sacrificed its life to feed my family, I am going to make use of all of it, even the bones from which I make healthy, organic soup to last all winter.

Back to the story. Several years ago I received a message from Spirit, by whatever name or label you give non-physical inspiration, that Hillary Clinton would be a part of exposing the corruption in our country. I was also told that there would be a man with credibility that would be a part of bringing our disease out from under wraps. It had to be someone who had enough credibility whose perspective wouldn’t be seen as conspiracy theory. I wasn’t given a name, simply an impression. That person is Donald Trump.

As with so many other people, I found myself getting caught up in the political hoopla, even when I have a greater understanding of what is behind it, simply because I am human. One of my daily mantras is to ask myself, “How can I see this through the eyes of love?”

The message I received about Mr. T. this morning as I went about my work, comes from the Divine Feminine, more precisely, the Mother aspect of all that is. Below is Her message to me.

“It is time to see that my children are children of an unconditionally loving mother, not as the children of men or a judgmental male God. The misconception that children are of men still plays unconsciously in every role across the planet. This belief that children are the property, prodigy and offspring of men is the underlying cause of war and discord. Men attempting to please their fathers and their Father God holds the ego as a broken little boy. You are all in that essence, little ones still looking and hoping for Daddy’s approval. The one you call child3Trump is simply an outward expression of that little one inside who is acting out and seeking approval, while never really feeling good enough. He is an outward example of attempting to fill himself up from the outside, and never able to feel full, as his fullness depends on the love and adoration of others that money could not buy him as a child, and still cannot. He is an outward expression of what so many feel inside, particularly those men who have been unable meet the expectations of the men before them. This is where women come into their own and see the broken male through the eyes of compassion, rather than blame. He is merely a broken little boy who needs his mother to tell him everything will be alright, and that he is loved, no matter what. No amount of money can ever buy what he needs and no fame or fortune can make him feel whole. His eyes cannot separate this from genuine love. Real love is what he needs and it can only come from within himself. He is his own savior, as all of you are for yourselves. In his feeling of brokenness, it is a desire to be whole that drives him. Send him love that his heart will be made whole and he will be healed of his brokenness. As every being is healed of their suffering, the entire consciousness of your planet is lifted.”

So there you have it. This is how I see our president elect through the eyes of love. This is what Yeshuah (the man many call Jesus) meant when he said to love your enemies and pray for them. Donald Trump is playing an integral part in bringing all of our collective diseases to the surface so that they can be healed, and we can evolve into a new level of consciousness. He has no idea the role that he is playing in our collective evolution, but for those of us who can see it, we see him for who he really is.

Until next time, be fearless, fabulous and free!

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Emerging As The Butterfly

This year has been one of the most transformational and liberating years of my life. Yes liberating, almost as liberating as leaving home so many years ago, only under very different circumstances. When I left home as a teenager it was to escape my life in search of myself and freedom from the feelings of suicide that plagued me. It was, in every sense of the word, a choice between life and death. In choosing life, I chose freedom.

I have habutterflyd a truly extraordinary life as a result of trusting my own path, rather than blindly following the one that had been supposedly predestined for me.

In October of 2015 I made the decision to attend the University of Santa Monica and earn a certificate in Spiritual Psychology. It was a course designed perfectly for me and I had been hearing about it for several years. It combines two of my favorite subjects, spirituality and psychology, into one learning program created to teaching students how to resolve unresolved issues and how to facilitate the healing of memories with others.

In the final summer lab intensive I discovered that my gifts went beyond being a messenger for the Divine Feminine. I discovered I have a gift for communicating with my client’s higher selves, deceased family members and higher-selves of those who need issue resolution.  All of this is in service to healing our stories and releasing the karmaic attachments that follow us and are embedded into our familial DNA.

Utilizing these gifts of healing my own story while assisting others in healing theirs fits perfectly in alignment with the work I feel I am being tugged to do. All of it is coming together in service to the greater good and healing the hearts of humanity.

Until next time, be fearless, fabulous and free!

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I Have Been Outed

Five years ago I wrote a page of intentions for myself and titled the page, “I’m Coming Out.” It was a list of intentions for myself and who I wanted to be professionally. At that point I was well aware of my spiritual gifts but not yet ready to own them.

No wonder I wasn’t able to meet the intentions on my list – I wasn’t delivering the message I know I am here to deliver! My intentions were written in future tense rather than claiming it as the present. What we say as our present state of being is what creates our reality. “I Am” are the two most powerful words in the Universe. There is no such day as someday and the only time that is real is now. Several months ago I started coming from under wraps regarding my gifts and I’ve changed my intentions to “I Am Now!” What is really amazing, is how everything has started falling into place as if by magic. Coming out of the spiritual closet, completely owning my gifts and teaching what I am really on planet Earth to teach, has opened doors that I once only dreamed of.

My purpose is to teach spiritual freedom and evolution into higher understanding of spirit. It is to teach Her side of the story as the Divine Feminine teaches it to me.

Religion as a whole is undergoing a huge shift as humanity collectively outgrows the fear-based beliefs found in much of religious dogma and we return to unconditional love. I was raised A.U.B., short for Apostolic United Brethren, although I didn’t even know it had a name until a few years ago. I grew up simply calling it “The Work.” It is a belief system I walked away from over thirty years ago because it never felt right for me. I had a gift of understanding that allowed me to see a bigger picture than what I had been taught by my parents and religious leaders. I had insights and questions that were beyond their ability to explain to me and instead, I was taught to be afraid of my my explainable gifts. Fear and lack of understanding eventually drove me to find my own path.

Fear-based religious dogma itself causes the separation from God and keeps humanity stuck in hell on earth. That is the power of fear. It is so sneaky that many people don’t even know how to recognize it and yet it is written into our religiosities and disguised as love. Even those who teach it don’t recognize it as fear. 

We are ascending into a higher understanding of spirit which is based in love, resurrecting the Divine Feminine and seeing the second-coming of Christ Consciousness of unconditional love. We are in the midst of the great time that was once foretold. The term “apocalypse” that so many of us were taught to fear simply means “a great awakening.” Many  people don’t recognize that we are in the midst of The Ascension because it doesn’t look the way our religions taught us it would look like, based in the interpretations of men in their own understanding.

I suspect what everyone is really searching for is connecting with and understanding of their own possibility. In short, we are collectively outgrowing our archaic fear-based beliefs in search of higher understanding. 

So, what is this coming out all about?  Five years ago I discovered I have a spiritual gift that I never imagined was even possible. Particularly because I had the misconception that only men could have such a gift based on my childhood religious teachings. I have a gift of direct knowing, that is, knowing what I cannot possibly know based on anything I have read or heard. My knowing comes directly from Source, or what others call God. Five years ago I began channeling an energy named Victoria, and took on her name so that I could teach and embody her messages through me. Now I am openly admitting that I am an Oracle, more specifically an Oracle of Freedom and teacher of the messages of the Divine Feminine. The Universe and what we have called God, is so much bigger, much more loving and so much more vast than our young minds have been able to comprehend… until now.

My messaging and branding are all shifting into this higher knowing as I openly teach what She teaches me.

Stay tuned as my brand evolves and my blog along with it. It will no longer be about me and my past and instead focuses entirely on uplifting the whole of humanity. There are enough other people out there talking about the pain – I am here to teach a new perspective and higher possibility for all humankind where no one gets left behind.

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She is Risen

Knowing what I now know through listening to my inner truth, Easter has a whole new meaning from what I once believed. For me it is a celebration of the Divine Feminine.

As a little girl I was taught that Easter was a Pagan holiday and should not be celebrated. Although I had no idea what “Pagan” meant, it was clear by the way my parents talked about it that was evil and it was something to fear. In the tiny commune of my childhood only holidays that were sanctioned by our unique brand of religion were recognized and celebrated. We celebrated the death and resurrection of Jesus on the 6th of April every year, rather than following the phases of the sun and moon that determine Easter’s dates.Resurrecting Divine Feminine

By the time I reached high school the eggs, bunnies and other Pagan Easter traditions could no longer be squelched, although for many years I felt very confused about what bunnies and eggs and phases of the moon had to do with The Christ’s resurrection. As I began researching what I call “the evolution of belief,” I began to understand how Christian holidays merged with pre-existing traditions that celebrated and worshiped the Mother. Individuals were allowed to keep their traditions if they disavowed their beliefs and became Christian, or succumb to death for not conforming.  As religion came to rule the world, humans began to see worshiping the Divine Feminine as something to fear, feminine gifts were considered witchcraft and all things feminine were reduced to near nothingness. The more than men and their religions ruled the world the less valuable women and spirituality became.

Unfortunately, in our collective evolution, much of humanity stopped recognizing the Divine Feminine when man created God in man’s image.  Slowly She almost ceased to exist. Were in not for the indigenous peoples and polytheistic beliefs, we may have destroyed Her, and ourselves, altogether.

This time of year is a celebration of the Divine Feminine, whether we recognize it or not. Easter is celebration of the return of warmth and renewal. It is a celebration of
the nurturing, loving, healing, giving Mother. It is a celebration of the birthing and renewing life. It is a celebration of the Earth restoring life in all of Her abundance. It is a celebration of Her generosity and unconditional love. It is a celebration of the light and hope for the future. It is a recognition of our own resurrection and ascension in the cycle of life.

Each year when we celebrate all of the Goddesses represented by Easter traditions, and the resurrection of Jesus in Christianity, we are celebrating life being restored to it’s fullness as new life emerges from the depths of the earth to live again, renewed and whole it is perfection. We are celebrating Her resurrection.

Love is rising!  

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