I am writing this as eclipse fever is hitting our country. Besides the physical pheromones of this major event, on the spiritual level it is a unique opportunity to connect to our Divine Light and re-imagine our lives and the planet. Spiritual teachers around the world are calling for a letting go of our outdated self- images and a collective focus on creating a world of love, peace, prosperity and mutual respect.
To add to this energy, Thursday August 24th is Ganesh Chaturthi – a special time when Lord Ganesha returns to Earth to bestow special blessings. He is the god of overcoming obstacles and millions of people worship him as the Lord of success. If you are like me, you will be doing special prayers Thursday and Friday to Ganesha.
My friend Lavinia Errico introduced me to Naam Yoga the other day and I was very touched by one of their prayers. I find it very powerful and recommend you try it for a week and see how you feel.
Love before me
Love behind me
Love at my left
Love at my right
Love above me
Love below me
Love unto me
Love in my surroundings
Love to all
Love to the Universe
Peace before me
Peace behind me
Peace at my left
Peace at my right
Peace above me
Peace below me
Peace unto me
Peace in my surroundings
Peace to all
Peace to the Universe
Light before me
Light behind me
Light at my left
Light at my right
As I sit here writing this newsletter I am in jury duty in NYC. Surrounded by so many people, it is very clear to me that in order to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical health, it is crucial to have ways to protect yourself from the “Emotional Vampires” (my friend Dr. Judith Orloff speaks about this in her book) that can suck your energy dry.
We all know the people and situations that literally drain us of our ability to focus and feel good. Energy is contagious. Think of a time that you walked into a room and everyone was in a state of fear and panic. Suddenly without even being aware of it, you start to feel anxious. On the other hand, you may enter a Vision Workshop and suddenly find yourself feeling happy and hopeful!
There are many ways to create a field of protection, and in this newsletter I will give you a few suggestions that I use myself.
- Each morning I use my shower as a ritual of purification. I literally call on the power of the water to release, consume, cause and effect of anything I am holding on to consciously or unconsciously that is anything else but perfection. I imagine the water cleansing and purifying me. Then when I get out of the shower I do one of the following:
- Call on my Guardian Angel to surround me with an electronic shield to allow in only good and positive energy.
- Visualize in my mind a large rose surrounding me that will absorb negative and toxic energies.
- Visualize a protective shield of gold mesh that surrounds me and will allow in only energy that is aligned with my I AM PRESENCE – prosperity, love, health and success.
I spray my SPACE SPRAY around my apartment and office in the morning and when I come home at night. And, I also spray it between clients. Even though they may not have consciously brought in anything negative, I like to do an extra clearing in case they leave energy that does not belong to me.
If I feel like I need an extra boost, I take a bath with Epsom salt (or sea salt) and white roses. This is the super-charged energy cleanse that we all need at least once a month.
Remember, we are in the Mercury Retrograde period. Back up everything and pay more attention than you usually do when traveling, communicating or generally making plans. This is a great time to go inward and see what needs to be reworked or re-imagined.
I have noticed that as I plow forward to get things done in my normal Sagittarian way, my body has rebelled. My back keeps going out and I have been forced to slow down and reflect….hmmmm….
My “Aha” has been the lack of connection I have had with my body elemental. Many years ago I learned of this being from The Seven Sacred Flames and have been working with it for a long time with great results. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this term, we all have a “body elemental” which animates and controls the mechanism of the physical body. This being is here simply to keep your body in perfect heath and harmony.
It is important that you acknowledge your body elemental daily, sending it love and gratitude and asking it to assist in the healing of your body. Its job is to hold the vision of divine perfection in your body.
Say this prayer daily:
Beloved Flame of Healing
Bless my form and make me whole.
I accept a Healing Miracle today
Blaze forth your healing Light of the Seven Rays
Everywhere it is needed.
Beloved I AM, Beloved I AM, Beloved I AM
Remember that we are entering into an Eclipse season. As my friend and Astrologer Rebecca Gordon says, “Leave tons of empty slots on your calendar in August because you will need it. Space and time to process will be essential so that you can release what is no longer essential and also seize new opportunity.”
Work With Me:
I will be traveling for most of August. Contact my office for my schedule. For those of you on the West Coast who want to work with me in person, I will be in the LA area around August 18th to the 28th. I have limited appointments available. Consultations are in person, via Skype or phone.