Monday, August 22, 2016

What Is Left Unsaid

The power of our words is huge but what is left unsaid is massive. It is only when we become aware of the open spaces of time which birth an energy frequency sending out signals to the physical world that there is more to what is really being said. It is there that we began to experience the intentions and life lessons that are woven into the delivery of the spoken words.

It has come to my attention over the last month of a patten that has made itself known in the various conversations I have had with different people whom I have come in contact in my day to day life. The pattern makes itself known in a person's speech patterns. Like the movie "Sybil," as people speak they are unaware that they have many personalities that come through out of what they are trying to convey.

For those who are visual I would describe it as like going into someones home and seeing all the colors in their home that they have painted on the walls that represents all the emotions and energy that a household holds within it. The host or hostess may not tell you everything that they are going through yet the colors on the walls speak volumes of what is happening inside. There is that saying, "If walls could talk," and they do! The same goes with the patten of how words are put together and then communicated.

What I have notced is that there is a heavy undertone of a person's past, present, and future experiences in the way people communicate. I am not talking about basic grammar but built within the lining of a conversation what is revealed are several different threads leading off into different aspects of the person's character and experiences that color what is communicated. What surprises me is that I often catch glimpses of different ages of inner children of people speaking out who have have certain fears of past experiences that feel the need to be tended to as conversations progress. Each inner child seems to have their own agenda which can make a discussion move from one place to another as each child has to have their turn to speak.

Then there is a subtle ripple that happens when a conversation is focused on in the present time of a subject where hidden within the words are some form of the hopes, and dreams of the future lingering in the intentions of where the discussion is heading.

 With a little understanding of what is going on doing a converstaion it is easy to see that when most people talk to each other they are speaking on so many different levels of experiences, prejudice, education levels, and desires that can separate a person from what is really trying to be expressed and yet feeling the need to be understood. No wonder we have so much miss-communication if the listener is not up to looking at all the different veins that move into various experiences. And yet on so many levels some how we take it all in only to walk away satisfied that we were heard or wonder what was going on with the other person we were trying to connect with.


In the end I find it fascinating that we as human beings can communicate on so many levels and how amazing we are as we all progress in our life journeys in our human experiences.

Photographs by Steve Noyce

What Is Left Unsaid

The power of our words is huge but what is left unsaid is massive. It is only when we become aware of the open spaces of time which birth an energy frequency sending out signals to the physical world that there is more to what is really being said. It is there that we began to experience the intentions and life lessons that are woven into the delivery of the spoken words.

It has come to my attention over the last month of a patten that has made itself known in the various conversations I have had with different people whom I have come in contact in my day to day life. The pattern makes itself known in a person's speech patterns. Like the movie "Sybil," as people speak they are unaware that they have many personalities that come through out of what they are trying to convey.

For those who are visual I would describe it as like going into someones home and seeing all the colors in their home that they have painted on the walls that represents all the emotions and energy that a household holds within it. The host or hostess may not tell you everything that they are going through yet the colors on the walls speak volumes of what is happening inside. There is that saying, "If walls could talk," and they do! The same goes with the patten of how the words are put together and communicated.

What has caught my attention is that there is a heavy undertone of a person's past, present, and future experiences in the way people communicate. I am not talking about basic grammar but built within the lining of a conversation what is revealed are several different threads of the person's character and experiences. What surprises me is that I often catch glimpses of different ages of inner children of people speaking out who have have certain fears of past experiences that feel the need to be tended to as conversations progress. Each inner child seems to have their own agenda which can make a discussion move from one place to another as each child has to have their turn to speak.

Then there is a subtle ripple that happens when a conversation is focused on in the present time of a subject where hidden within the words are always some form the hopes, and dreams of the future lingering in the intentions of where the discussion is heading. Sometimes it is easy to see that when most people talk to each other they are speaking on so many different levels of experiences, prejudice, education levels, and desires that can separate a person from what is really trying to be conveyed. No wonder we have so much miss-communication. And yet on so many levels we take it all in only to walk away satisfied that we were heard or wonder what was going on with the other person we were trying to connect with.

In the end I find it fascinating that we as human beings can communicate on so many levels and how amazing we are as we all progress in our life journeys in our human experiences.

Photographs by Steve Noyce

Monday, August 15, 2016

Reprint "Beginning and End"

Years ago I was sitting in a class that my fire walker friend Daniel D'Neuville was teaching when he asked everyone, "Where does the universe begin and end?"  At the time I thought that was a very strange question as it made no sense to me. Then as I sat there, and pondered I saw this swirl of planets out in the universe, but again it didn't add up. Daniel our teacher then just waited for all of us to contemplate on the question, but the answers in my head were all leading me to a dead end.

It wasn't until I got tired of the question, and my mind rested on where I was setting that the answer hit me! "Of course it's inside of me!" Then I realized that it is not only in me, but in every living being. A flash of me when I was a child realizing that one day I would die, and the sun, and the earth would go on without me. The sun would still rise, and the moon will still shine, but I would no longer walk this earth. The universe from my own perspective, and with everyone else starts within our own experience that we are aware of.

Then Daniel after awhile said to the group,"The answer is... it begins and ends from exactly where you are". I have to admit that it made me smile as it made a lot of sense.


Monday, August 8, 2016

"Play it again, Sam!"

"Play it again, Sam!", I have heard myself sometimes say when my higher self  asks if I am finished with a particular lesson. This saying comes from the famous movie Casa Blanca when Humphrey Bogart asks his piano player to play his favorite song over and over again. I think most people who go through a painful experience in their lives don't wish to repeat the same process but for some reason I find with human nature we often step back into the same situation just to try it on for size in order to see if anything has changed. I agree and from the outside to any rational person this sounds ridiculous. Why keep repeating something that is painful?

How many of us wonder why people date the same kind of person in every relationship? Why a person chooses similar situations in their lives that create chaos or jobs that point them in a direction where disappointment is unavoidable. I could go on but you get the picture.  I believe the answer to that question for all of us is sometimes it is easier for us to follow a path that we already know on an unconscious level than to continually be present in taking the measures to change an old pattern when it comes back up in our lives.

I  like to use the example of dieting. Once we area able to make a conscious decision to change our diet we empower ourselves and feel good about our appearance. It is when we forget about our purpose that we go back into an old pattern that feels ever so familiar to us as we either gain or lose the extra pounds that we fought so hard to change. Again it is about the support we get in remembering to be mindful enough in that moment of what we are doing when the old pattern comes back up which makes our tasks into a rock or a mountain later on in the process.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Influence of Energy Patterns

I feel like one of the things that people often miss on a conscious level but totally get on a subconscious level are energy patterns that are created by a lot of traffic in certain spaces. Heavy traffic patterns over the years, whether it is in a home or business, set up an energy pattern that creates a recording of that pattern. Sometimes we notice it when we step into a room feeling as if something took place in that room or, if we are aware, we may witness the recording with our senses as it plays over and over. This kind of energy pattern came to my attention a few days ago when I was reaching for a spoon and went to the wrong drawer in our new home.

This may seem innocent enough but the same behavior has been repeating itself ever since we moved. It happened so much that I even moved the silverware to the drawer that I keep pulling out. What I also noticed when I was in the kitchen was that the plates and glasses also felt as if they were in the wrong cabinets or so it seemed as I reached for an item. As I was in the middle of changing out the dishes to the other cabinets I recognized that I had set up the kitchen in the way it works best for my husband and myself. It was then that I decided to replace the things where I had originally had them.

Again, I found myself repeating the old pattern of continuing to go to the wrong cabinets and drawers for what I needed. It wasn't until I happened to find some old photographs of our home of the rooms in the house that I understood what was happening. What surprised me was that I had arranged the furniture, and rugs exactly to the size and style of the previous owner.  I bought rugs that matched theirs and even placed them in the same exact spaces. The house was barely furnished when we were thinking of buying it. Knowing this, it dawned on me that the reason the silverware and dishes felt as if they were in the wrong place was that there was already a placement pattern coded with the energy of the utensils and dishes in the kitchen. The house is 17 years old.

Then I was reminded about energy patterns and since our new home had some years on it there was already a program that was running through it that I was picking up and following it like a well written road map except for the kitchen, which I was fighting to change.

What I have learned over the years is that in mays ways a house is a lot like people. We build collect or build energy patterns with our feelings and emotions over time sending out signals to others who pick up on what we are broadcasting out into the world. Often when we get stuck or try to make some changes in our lives we find that we are still in the same situations and continue to have the same experiences with the same outcomes. The only difference is that the people in our lives may change as we repeat the pattern. The reason this happens is that in order to make a real change we must first be couscous of what is going on so we are able to make a decision in creating a path to see our way out of where we are. Then we have to add in the extra effort to keep repatterning the old behavior in following the new path while being aware of when we are slipping backwards without judgement. What I want to point out is that not only are we working with bodies' muscle memory but also energy patterns that influence our mental and emotional bodies as well.

Since we are all different  it may take two weeks, twenty-one days or, for people like me, a little longer.  Again No judgement but remember if you want to change an old pattern, it is also a healthy combination of patience and practice. In the end you will have the results you are seeking. The other side of this is that we are conscious beings and can find our solid footing when we are aware of what is going on inside and around us. We are creators in our own lives.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Repost "Lavender Oil"

In 2010 I had been organizing and hosting a Healing Circle in Arlington, TX for several years so when I was asked to set up and organize a Healing Circle at a local Acupuncture clinic in Fort Worth, TX, I couldn't help being excited in expanding the Circle to another venue. The premise of the Circle was to invite various holistic teachers and healers to speak to the groups that gathered once a month informing them about the different healing modalities that were available. This included essential oils, energy medicine, healing colors, Reiki, massage, music therapy, sound healing, prayer etc...

It was at one of these Healing Circles that I had the honor of making the acquaintance with a women named Carol through a mutual friend who organized and put together the Healing Arts program at one of the local hospitals in Fort Worth, TX. The program was a way of using both western and holistic medicine that complimented each other in helping with the healing process.

Carol was a nurse and one of her specialties in the Healing Arts program was working with the patients using essential oils as a compliment to their stay at the hospital. She came to speak at one of the Healing Circles and her subject that evening was on Lavender Oil. What I remember that really stood out about Lavender oil was using it on burns. This information would become very crucial in my life when I had an emergency later on down the road.

 A few years later I was hosting a family get-together at our home in Arlington and had just made a pot of tea on our electric stove in the kitchen when my sister-in-law who was keeping me company and was telling me a story placed the palm of her hand down on the hot stove. I have to say that both of us were shocked and I grabbed her hand and took her to the sink instantly running cold water on it. I then ran to the bathroom remembering the Lavender oil and the talk that Carol did at the Healing Circle. Grabbing the oil I took her hand and drenched it in the essential oil. Then we used ice cubes on her hand to help numb the pain. Not sure what else to do we talked about the lavender oil and what I had learned at the Circle that Carol had spoken at.

My sister-in-law called me the next day and told me that she didn't have any pain and the skin on her hand was not coming off or even marred. I still was in shock about the whole thing but it wasn't until a few months later when my son had made a pizza and left the hot pan on the stove that I found out just how well the lavender oil worked first hand. ( No pun intended) I came in that day and saw the pan not knowing that it was hot and picked it up only to drop it on the floor burning my fingers. Again I ran for the lavender oil. I used the cool water to sooth the pain and then placed the oil on my burnt fingers. I then used ice cubes to help with the pain. It was painful but the next day I looked at my fingers thinking they would blister up but the skin was good. The pads on the fingers were as if I hadn't burned myself. It was crazy!

I ended up calling Carol and talking to her about the oil as I wanted to know a little more about it. She explained that there were two different kinds of lavender plants that the Lavender oil was made out of for different uses. She warned me to be careful on which one I was using because it could be bad if I used the wrong one. She gave me the names of the different plants but I couldn't remember them when I got off the phone as they were long names and I didn't write them down. However I did know that the Lavender oil I used worked. So now I only buy the two brands that I know worked for me.

When I tell people about those experiences I warn people that there are two different kinds of lavender plants and they might want to "Google" it if they wanted to know more. For me I use the "Young Living" Lavender essential Oil and the other brand I keep on hand is "Aura Cacia." I found out later that Carol was invited to speak in Japan about the essential oils she uses for the Healing Arts program at the hospital. She still works with the Healing Arts program at the hospital in Fort Worth, TX, even today.

 1st photo taken in Ft Worth, TX by Ana, 2nd photo taken in San Francisco in Napa Valley by Steve 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Read Between the Lines


"Read between the lines," is a phrase that always sparks an early memory on the playground that caught the attention of anyone who was present. In those moments we all knew it was a challenge as the energy flowed like an electric current moving swiftly through our energy fields attracting us like moths to a flame. Only a few would run off to tell the teacher while the rest of us were captivated by what was to unfold in front of us only adding more fuel to the fire. It wasn't until later in life when I heard the same phrase the intention behind the words were changed. Instead of an open challenge it was in an expansion of awareness.

Spirituals teacher's all over the world have always taught us that; "Energy follows thought," and as I move through my own experiences this past week visiting with others around me I find that a really good technique to use when feeling a little off balanced by what someone might say is to take a step back to analyze what stands behind the intentions and their words. By doing this it makes it easier to quickly discern if the conversation has touched upon an old wound. Next it is important to ask the question if it is yours or theirs. If it is yours then look for the source of the wound to release it, with gratitude for revealing itself so the energy can be pulled back from the person so not to be pushing up against them. If it is theirs then do your best to push aside the energy as it is really not about you but something that was triggered by their own experiences.


There is something to be said about being conscious of the flow of energy that expands in all of our energy fields. It gives us the power to decide how we want to participate when we feel unsure of our balance as it offers us the opportunity of not to be caught up in the emotional force that pulls us into situations that are not healthy for any of us. Instead it gives us an opportunity to practice stepping into our higher selves so as not to contribute to the turmoil that separates us from each other and even our true selves.

 Again, I find that we are always reminded that we are are all active participants in our own experiences which can change the meaning of  any challenge on the playground. Even a phrase like "Read between the lines,"  can demonstrate something that we are a part of that is larger then ourselves as we all move into a higher state of awareness.

Photos by Steve and Ana.



Monday, July 11, 2016

Lost in translation.

Well this is our third week in our new home and we have had some interesting new challenges as we move through our transition. Looking back I don't know how anyone ever moves and keeps their wits about them.  The newest thing that happened to us is that my sister is also moving and offered us her bed frame that I had seen a few times when I had visited her in California. What I could remember is that it looked like a normal sized frame and I was delighted that she gave it to us as it would fit perfectly in our new home. She offered to ship it to us and all we had to do was to buy a California King mattress.  Looking back somewhere in that first conversation I vaguely remember her saying that we didn't need a box spring and that we only needed a top mattress. 

Simple? So we headed off to the furniture store and before we made it through the bedding department we were approached by a salesman who had us try the electric mattresses with the remote control. Of course when you have all the gadgets it is really hard to go back to a regular old mattress. We bought it not really sure if it would fit in our bed frame but knew enough to buy a California king.  That was two weeks ago. The bed frame came in this past Thursday and we put it together on Saturday. Once we had it all assembled we realized that where the mattresses would set on the bed frame was at least 17" off the floor.

The next day, which was yesterday, the mattress was delivered and placed on the bed frame. I have to say that jarred the memory of my sister telling me that we didn't need a box spring so now the top of the bed stands 43" off the floor with it all assembled! If you are unfamiliar with electric mattresses, they have a base that does all the work with the mattress on top. I am only 5' tall on a good day. Somehow that vital piece of information got lost in the excitement of the announcement of her gifting it to us. My poor husband had no idea what he was in for as I was so excited about the bed itself and didn't think to share that key information when we were buying the mattress. So as the delivery men were leaving I had to ask if they had seen other beds that were that tall and of they both agreed that they had. That gave me a little peace.

The good news was that my sister had also given us a little step stool that went with the bed frame but it was only two steps. We made the bed and then used the steps to get on the side board and then up onto the bed. I used to ride horses in my youth and it reminded me  a lot of mounting a horse. I must admit the bed looks ridiculous but once in it, it is amazing!

After making all our adjustments we turned out the lights only to hear our old cat crying, looking for us.  I had to holler that we were up on the bed, fortunately we had some insight to place an old pet ladder next to the bed and she eventually found us. The kitten had no problem pouncing on us and then bounding off only to turn around and pounce again. Once we were all settled we fell asleep until the dog woke us up wanting to go out. I heard my husband fumbling out of bed trying to find the floor and when I asked if he was okay all he said was that it was a controlled fall! Early on in the morning I woke up thinking about making my way to the bathroom but then decided to wait for the room to get light enough for me to see my way down.  We don't have lamps yet and the light switch is on the wall by the door.

This morning my husband has a few ideas of how to make some adjustments to the bed frame and make it easier to get into. I love that he is creative and only looks at life as an interesting challenge and not a defeat. Again I feel very loved by my sister and my husband both who know that in the excitement sometime we can get lost in the translation only to have the option to experience life as an adventure.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Moving

I don't think anyone could have prepared me for such an event in my life. I was so excited and had been wanting to move for years even when the children were young. That sense of adventure was always attached to the whole process in my own mind. Then after being in one house and one place for 21 years the time had come and just as fast as the thought occurred and was agreed upon we were relocated last week to a new city and new home.

The stress of moving didn't really hit until a few weeks before the actual move and then the grief that followed from leaving something that had been so familiar came in waves. Driving by the children's old school or going to the store would bring deep emotions of attachment that I didn't even realize were there. It wasn't until we found a home that I was able to transfer all my emotions  into new dreams of what was ahead of us once we moved.

The first few nights were okay but on the third night I awoke to the sound of water running through the house. I jumped out of bed sleepy eyed thinking the whole house was filled with water as we had just had the water heater replaced the day before. stumbling out into the living room I saw that the door was wide open as the sprinklers were going off in the front yard. It was then that I realized that my beloved pets could have easily slipped out in the middle of the night in a strange neighborhood. I immediately called, waking up my husband who quickly counted the number of heads in our house hold and realized we were one short. The kitten was gone!

As we searched the neighborhood in our pajamas and robes calling for our kitten at 2 am we heard a faint meow after 20 minutes. There in the bushes three houses down we found a very grateful and scared kitten wanting to go home in our arms. Once we got back to the house my husband went over how the door could have opened in the middle of the night. He came to the conclusion that it was the kitten who had discovered how to open the door. She had watched us use the lever handle which also opened the deadbolt in one motion as a precaution in case of a fire. It was a smart door handle but the kitten was smart too. After talking to the lock smith the next day we discovered that there were a few changes that needed to be made in the way the house was to be secured.

The day before I had also locked myself out of the house for three hours in the back yard. I had gone out to dry a towel on one of the lawn chairs at 2:30 in the afternoon. We had also placed a padlock on the gate as we have a pool so I was in a little bind in the Texas heat. Lucky for me we did have a pool so I was able to keep myself cooled off until my husband found me when he came home from work. I ignored his comment about how surprised he was that I had bought a new bathing suit and after I was drying off he realized it wasn't a bathing suit that I was swimming in.

All in all we are enjoying our new location and finding that we are learning a lot about the house that we are in. However I am observing my energy and my emotions as I open boxes placing things in their place in the house and how different the energy around me shifts. Each time I open a box I either have a wave of excitement to see something or a sadness of old memories that come flooding in recognizing all the new changes. I am learning that sometimes life can be bittersweet but in the end it is about how we react and process the whole experience. 

1st Photograph - Ana - Taos NM
2nd Photograph - Ana - Napa Valley CA
3rd Photograph - Steve - Napa Valley CA

Thursday, June 16, 2016

"The Load"

There are times in our lives that we love someone so dearly that we want to help them in anyway we can and one of the things that we often do is offer to take whatever load they are carrying and place it on our own shoulders. Now this may seem like a kind and compassionate gesture but the lesson here is that when we try to take on someone else's burdens it can become a large block in both lives delaying the learning process which will start up again once one fails to hold the load.

Don't get me wrong, there are times when we are compassionate towards others and their plight in life but there are also those times when we know how long to help and when to let go and allow them to have their own experience in life. It is when we take someone else's load of lessons and try to make it ours that we lose the things that we are trying to accomplish in our own lives, This creates a relationship that becomes codependent on the other person. The other person may be grateful in the beginning but then later on expects you to carry their burdens without realizing that the whole purpose for them is to carry their own load so that they learn from the experience which allows them to ascend on a higher levels of consciousness.


I had a spiritual teacher tell me once that, "If we try to walk for someone they never learn how to walk". Part of our human existence is to have our own experiences no matter how heavy or cumbersome life can be. Something we need to remember is that when we are climbing a mountain it is best to encourage and support each other as we move through the whole process of the climb but to carry someone else up the mountain along with our own load on our back, in the end can only lead to disaster.   




Photographs by Steve Noyce, photo 1 Stonehenge, England and photo 2 Tower of London, England

Friday, June 10, 2016

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

One of my favorite stories growing up was Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll.  A story that many of us have grown up with. There was one part in particular that always stands out when I am talking to people who are going through a major shift that takes over all aspects of their lives. It is that part in the book that describes what Alice is experiencing as she is falling down the rabbit hole.

What people relate to during this transition is the sense of helplessness during the fall for however long it takes to make the journey. For those who like to have some control in their lives or needing to ground one's self, find that they become stripped of all security that they once had only to be replaced with the feeling of total chaos. Then, when they realize what is happening it is too late to go backwards leaving one mission, to go ahead and complete the fall.

So why does this happen? Well, for those who see the glass half empty it is about the universe picking on them and for those who see the glass half full it is about clearing out the old baggage that is no longer needed to make the ascension to higher ground. I am not going to say that many of us don't make the journey kicking and screaming as it is no fun to have the floor drop out from beneath you but it is the one way to get our attention to make the journey in completing what it is we came here to accomplish in the fist place.

Yes, we all have a purpose in life and when we are no longer on the right path great changes come into play in our lives to get us back to where we need to be to accomplish it. We are not alone. Everyone at one time or another will go through a shift of counsiousness depending on how far they have strayed.

So what do we do when making this journey?  

Be gentle with yourself. Spend time taking care of yourself and find ways that nurture you as you make this journey. Look for others to help guide you and who can encourage you as you make the changes in your life.  One very important thing to remember is to learn not to rely heavily on others as it is about you and where you are when going through the change. This whole process is a beautiful transition and one that can be done to help bring you back into balance with yourself and the universe. It is not a burden although it can feel like it is when you are in the middle of it. The shift is only a growing pain that we all go through when we are developing on so many levels.

In the end once we land we walk out the door as a new person...

Photographs by Steve Noyce

Monday, June 6, 2016

Story of "Robin on the Roof"

Robin on the Roof

I have had the honor of working with one of my dear friends in one of her callings in life which is "Robin on the Roof".  In 2010 as we traveled to a wedding in India my friend informed me that she had been having dreams of sitting on a roof somewhere for a cause. The only thing was that she was not sure why, or when she was supposed to do this only that the dreams kept coming. When we got to India, and saw all the poverty there we found we were touched by all the hunger. When we came back to the States, and she was confronted with people who lost there jobs, and wanting to look for food pantries she was inspired to bring a light to the many who were affected and were hurting, by trying to feed their families.

We decided first to approach a church to ask permission for her to sit on their roof since a lot of people will go there looking for help, but our first efforts were met in fear of paper work, and insurance complications. Since one of my friends was the music director at another church we decided to go there where we were met with open arms in the cause of shedding light, and awareness on the subject of hunger. What happened was a chain of events that took off into an incredible adventure that cascaded into six consecutive years of sitting on the roof to help rise awareness of the many who were struggling to feed their families. "Robin on the roof" is a world wide event, and people are encouraged to donate food, or money to any of their local food pantries from where ever they are.

Each year Robin goes on the roof on the end of Spring and stays there until she has met her goal of whatever the pounds of food she sets for the year.  This year Robin went back on the roof on Friday June 3,  at 8am, with the  goal of 150,000 pounds of food to be donated. She met that goal on Sunday June 5th at 6pm with the help of hundreds of donations to help her achieve raising awareness of hunger in the world.

The donations come in as food items, and money donations which all go directly to the food pantries, and food banks. So you know... a donation of one dollar equals 5 pounds of food. This is Robin's 6th year of doing this event and each year she likes to up the poundage.

I asked her once why she wanted to sit on the roof so close to the hot Texas summers since the roofs are higher in temperature than for us on the ground. She explained that the main reason is that people often make donations to the food banks, and food pantries during the holiday seasons. It is during the summers that the food pantries, and food banks are the most depleted when the kids are home during their summer break. She felt would be a good reminder to others that there is still a need for food donations during this time of the year. Of course this event is not only for the children, but for anyone who is hungry.  Her goal is to raise the awareness of hunger in the world while creating opportunities for those who want to help anyone who is in need of food.


If you would like to know more about this event then please feel free to check out her Facebook... "Robin on the Roof". During the event you can also keep up with her as she blogs, recording the event as she is on the roof.

If I know Robin she will be up there again next year making sure others remember those in need.

photographs by Ana - All Saints Lutheran Church, Arlington  TX

Monday, May 30, 2016

Repost- "The Habit of Stress"

One of the things that I have noticed as I have been talking to others is that most people seem to be a little stressed with their everyday lives. I know I have in my own life that is why I have been asking around wondering what other people are doing about their stress. I must admit that I have been surprised about some of the things that I have seen as people shared with me. Someone that I know is so stressed that it has affected his eyes. Another person that I talked to has trouble sleeping and found out that it is because the stress has started to burn out her adrenal glands. A dear friend of mine is gaining weight because she eats when she is stressed. Other people that I know are either taking something for it or trying their best to relax when they can so that the stress doesn't make them edgy when they are with their families and loved ones.

 In some cases people are so stressed out that it begins to take a toll on the physical bodies. Examples like clenching our teeth at night causing a shift in the bite changing the way our teeth are set. We age quicker, we become sexually inactive, and we become sick as the stress affects our organs. Stress even causes emotional blocks which turn on us and block the natural flow of energy that is meant to rejuvenate our physical bodies. We can't think and feel that we are walking around in a fog.

As I thought about it I wondered to if we as human beings can become addicted to stress or was it more of a habit? If we live within a world that is always saturated with stress then what would happen if somehow we woke up, and noticed that it was gone. What would happen then? Would we look for things that start the adrenaline going so that we have that edge that we need everyday to get that jolt like a cup of coffee? Would we wonder what it was like to be in a world of peace, but become board? I was just wondering if we can change our lifestyles, and change our eating habits along with what we think about would we find that we miss the stress in our lives, and began to look for it again? I know this thought sounds crazy, but as I look around I find that in a world of traffic, and deadlines we seem to be living in a world that seems to somehow perpetuate promoting stress in our lives.

Then as I was sitting in traffic I realized that the only one who could change things in my own life was me, and I was in the drivers seat. I was the one who allowed the stress in my own life, and I was the one who could make the rules in my life that would eliminate stress. One of the things that I needed to think about was allowing myself to let go of the things that stress me out, and to be aware of any triggers that would trigger it. Just by being aware more of what I am feeling, and what makes me stressed gives me options of what I can do to handle it, and let it go. I knew to that holding it in my body to deal with it later was not a good idea, or to live in it for hours was only making me unhealthy. It was time to step into my own personal power, and own it. Sounds easy, but not really. It is amazing how I discovered in my own life that the auto pilot in my body could take over in some situations, and I would move back into wool gathering. Now, I knew I was acting out of an old habit, and it is time to break the pattern.

Photographs by Ana - Taos, NM

Monday, May 23, 2016

Love/Fear

I don't know why we have days when we are very aware and others when we just go through the motions while taking life in stride.  Looking back I realize we have all been through some major shifts. I always have a clearer picture when I first wake up from a good night's sleep than I do when I am right in the middle of something just going about my usual day.

Yesterday, after talking to a few friends, I ran into some major fears about being open about their gifts. It is interesting to know that even now there are still many people feeling that there is a lot of persecution going on. Surprisingly enough, it is the lower energy of fear that calls out to the lower energies in the world that create this experience of being attacked.

You might have heard the term "Like attracts Like." With that, look around at your friends and who is in your life. We just can't help being with those that we can relate to and those who are like us. This does not change, even on the other side. It was a few years ago that I learned that there are really only two major types of emotions, one is love and the other is fear. Everything else falls under one of those categories.

This is why it is good to be mindful that it is fear that the lower energies feed on, and it is fear that attracts those who feel comfortable in those lower emotions. When you work and live in the vibration of love, then there is no room for fear, and for any reason to lose or gain power to control others or a situation. It is the love that shines a light on darkness, which opens the doors for healing and spiritual growth.

Sounds simple?


Photographs by Steve Noyce

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Energy Fever

 Memories of being sick and having fever is an experience that we all have shared in our own human experience. As our temperature rose we felt hot and our energy escaping through the heat out of our bodies into our energy fields around us. Even our breath was hot when we breathed. Then after the heat came the chills that seemed to seep from our bones making us dive under the covers for warmth.

Why do I even mention this you might ask? Well, fever is the way our physical body purges the germs that are not compatible for our health. But did you know that you can use a technique that can help with anxiety that is in the form of an energy fever? What we do know is that anxiety can be triggered by a lot of different things but when it is triggered in the body bleeds into our cellular memory causing our physical bodies to react. Sometimes our minds are wondering what is going on as our body goes into a memory response and we become ill or over anxious.

To work on clearing out the cellular memory is to first find your center and locate where it is in your chakra system that is being affected the most by the trigger. Once this information is obtained then you can place your focus on that particular center and open it up by imagining a door or an opening.

Side Note:  If there is more than one chakra center affected then I would work on one at a time. 

Once the door is open, allow the energy of any emotions, images, and any sensations to surface in that chakra you are working on while moving your complete attention and awareness into the energy. Don't judge but go ahead and allow yourself to experience it as it comes up and makes itself known. It may get very intense but if you can hold the energy and continue to experience it without having to disconnect it will eventually calm down. From there you can imagine building an energy heat or what I call an energy fever in that chakra to rise up while burning and pushing the intense energy out through the door of the energy center. Feel it or imagine it rising up and leaving the physical body as it radiates out through the skin and into the outer bodies of the spirit.


When the energy fever reaches the spirit bodies around the physical form what you have left is the residue that you are clearing out. From this point I like to ask that what is left to be taken into the light for the highest good so that it is not just floating around in the field to be recycled again into the physical form. This will also make sure that any residue will not be in a place to affect others who may be vulnerable to that kind of energy.

Side note: the chakra that you are working can respond intensely to the treatment. For example if you are working on the heart chakra and you discover a lot of fear embedded in it you will feel the intensity of emotional energy in that organ that is related to that particular chakra. This is caused because the energy of the fear is programmed in the cells creating a response in the heart.

 Several things can happen on the physical level depending on the person and how they hold the energy. They may experience a tightness, shortness of breath, heart beating faster, left arm may go numb, or you may feel the urge to throw up. All this can happen when doing this self treatment which is a part of the clearing of that emotional energy and the attachments to the emotional fear. If it gets too intense then stop and recenter yourself to calm the chakra down to revisit later when you feel you can come back. If you decide to continue remind yourself that what you are experiencing in that moment is a part of the emotional  trauma in the energy that you are releasing.  It will eventually calm back down as it releases. Always do a self check and self evaluation before, during and after the treatment. Sometimes the energy that is being released may not release in one session. And will have to be revisited to finish the release. A word of caution is if for any reason you feel that you are in danger from over stressing the organ then shut it down to see if it resides and if it doesn't then contact a physician.

Remember it is always best to do things in moderation when learning a new technique. And the energy fever is a process that the body recognizes as a natural way to release and re-balance the energy within the body. In my own work I have practiced the energy fever on myself and used it on clients with excellent results from the procedure.

Photographs by Steve Noyce - Okaloosa Island - Florida

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Shards of Grief

 I have had my own experiences of grieving weather it was the loss of someone I loved, the loss of a pet, or even an event in my own life that caused my soul wanting to vacate the hull of the shell that is my body. In those moments I have had the opportunity to feel what it is like to lose something precious to me as my being is flooded with an unending emptiness, losing all hope of recovering. And then years or even days later I would wake up one day sensing that something had lifted only to recognize that the grief was gone.

 In those moments I find myself carefully doing a self check to see if it was my own imagination or just a tiny break that transpired while I was sleeping. It is like walking through a field of land mines wondering if I will step on a mine and it will go off. Most often I find that the grief was gone but in it's place memories attach to a knowing that it is going to be okay and the loss was only a temporary situation as  separation is only an illusion. So how does it all work?

I have pondered this in my own mind as the grief seems to have a life to itself. Each one of us on this earth handles grief differently and it is perfect the way we are all programed to move through the process.  But in my own path I have noticed that when I grieve there really isn't anything I can do to control it. My emotions and my body have the whole process down and it is better to just go with what I am feeling because if I hold it back it seeps into my life reminding me that I am not finished with the process.

So here is what I see... The mind, no matter how much it understands the situation or tries to put the loss together, separates from the physical form and is flooded by emotions. There in itself we have lost the battle of trying to hold it together. Our bodies then remembers the energy of the physical presence of what was lost. It is like someone stepping out of a room and the feeling of losing something that was there before. On an unconscious level when a death occurs we pick up the energy of the physical from no longer holding the energy of the soul on the earth as it transitions into the pure energy of the spirit creating a shift in our own energy fields. The same thing happens when we have a big change in our lives and our energy fields pick up on it because it creates a ripple hitting our emotions alerting us that something has been changed.

It is when all three parts of us unite as the mind, body, and spirit that we process the change on a much higher level sending the signals which calm the emotions while penetrating the energy field and spreading out through the physical from. This union is the game changer as now the mind and body is linked up with the field recognizing that the change was dictated and executed on a much higher level releasing us from the emotional grief.  As the shards come together we began to feel whole and are accepting of what unfolds in our live creating peace once again. For some this union happens quick and for others it is a slow process. I have experienced both. What we have to do is allow ourselves the grace to move through our own healing.

 Photographs by Ana - Taos, NM

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Reflection in the Mirror

It seems funny that when we take a really good look at relationships we often find ourselves reflected in the other person. Sometimes this can be an amazing experience and other times it can be downright annoying. To some degree when we are in a relationships we lose ourselves and the other person within the perimeter of our emotional attachments which can feel like it is flowing into a heavy fog. If the relationship is going well this is may not be a problem but if there is a ripple in the connection it can become hard to sort it out as the lines are blurred in knowing who's personal baggage belongs to whom.

If you find yourself in an uncomfortable position while in a relationship with someone it is best to find a place where you are able to sort out your own actions and feelings. With a little practice you can tap into yourself to disconnect from the other person just long enough to identify why your buttons are being pushed or why your feelings are hurt. By learning how to do this simple process you can be more subjective of what is happening in those uncomfortable moments where you can then see what is really going on and why there is a misunderstanding.

For those who are  a little more emotionally sensitive it is a really good practice to take a deep breath to center yourself while taking a small step backwards to move into your own energy. Remember, when we are in close proximity with someone we are sharing our energy fields and stepping back helps us distinguish what is our ours. Just a little note that this holds true for long distant relationships as when we are thinking about someone or even talking to them on the phone our energy is reaching out over the distance.

For those who are more comfortable at feeling into someones else's energy stepping back may not be the answer. In this case it is a little more tricky as it is important not to get too caught up in the emotions but to be mindful in making a couscous decision to discern what is yours emotionally and separating the reactions. Once this is achieved you can see the whole disagreement on a lager scale and decide what your own role played in the disagreement.

Taking these few steps allows us to separate ourselves from the emotional attachment of defending or pushing back in order to change focus to reevaluating the situation. From there we then have the choice to work on owning our own stuff while allowing the other person to work on themselves if they choose too. What we need to be most mindful of is that working on ourselves changes who and what we attract into our lives and frees us up from having to repeat a particular pattern.  A definition for insanity is continuing to repeat a pattern over and over.

The beauty of relationships is that they come into our lives as a reflection of what we already see in the mirror. Those who resonate with our energy will be attracted to us and we to them. So it is really up to us to make the changes if we don't like what we see or to sit back and enjoy it when we do.

Photographs by Steve - Italy - Tuscany

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Soul Agreements

Spiritual release is an amazing process as it allows a person to learn to recognize old triggers in their life that catapult the physical brain and body into reenacting old behaviors that no longer serve that person's highest good. I like to call these old patterns Soul Agreements as they are apart of a process that is imprinted upon a person soul from an experience that they believe is now a truth for them as they walk through life. With these soul agreements a trigger is then formed to help hold that truth in place.

These triggers hold a program that influences a certain behavior pattern as a device to help a person survive or even make it through their day at one time. Then as time moves on these old patterns are no longer needed but the person still carries the old baggage and still enforces the behavior that comes with it. An example of that would be a childhood experience where the parent is always sick and the child grows up taking care of the parent. Now as an adult the child becomes a care giver to others whether they are in need of help or not. This behavior was needed when the child was growing up but now as an adult they gravitate towards relationships where they are always the caregiver because that is what they know how to do, making a once healthy relationship unbalanced.

So I guess the next question is, "How do we go through the process of releasing these kinds of old soul agreements that have become baggage around our necks?" One step is to recognize that a trigger can be disguised as an old fear or belief so that when we are thrown into a situation that brings a soul agreement up we must become aware of our own actions. It is when we are in those experiences that we are able to look to see if the reaction to the trigger is necessary or even true to where we are in life. This process allows us to really analyze what we are doing and decided for ourselves if it is time to break our soul agreement with ourself.

One thing that is important to mention when working with spiritual release and clearing out old soul agreements is that when we ask for help to clear an old pattern the Universe will open up and dole out many opportunities to work on ourselves. This reminds me of a television commercial where a man finds a genie in a bottle and the genie offers to grant him a wish. The man thinks and then asks for a million bucks. The genie agrees, nods his head, and gives him a million bucks in deer form. The irony in the commercial holds true to reality. Our higher selves and the workings of the universe are not always congruent with what we think we want in our lives so it is up to us to make sure we are Clear in what we are asking for. Remember, to the rest of the universe we are only having an experience where to us it is a big deal. Therefore we must stay conscious of this connection when we ask to release an old patten and not feel victimized because we get what we asked for.

After some practice in breaking a soul agreement we can then release ourselves from holding ourselves accountable to repeat an old pattern that no longer serves it's purpose on a physical, mental and soul level. Then when we are confronted with the same situation we see other ways to maneuver through it without the triggers releasing old reactions as we move on to other things that take precedence in our lives.

Photos by Steve Noyce - Arkansas

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beyond the Physical MInd

Years ago, when I was attending college, my roommate was taking a class in which she gained a revelation. She came back to our dorm room one day to report that she had learned that when the physical mind dies, we no longer exist. I remember being very disturbed about this information and for months afterwards I used to turn it over in my mind thinking about it trying to analyze it. I have to say that the whole idea was downright depressing at the time. Not able to prove or disprove it, though, I filed it away in my memory bank to investigate at a later date. As it happened it wasn't until years later when I was married with two lovely children that I had my own personal experience that disproved this line of thinking without any room for question. It was what I now call the knitting experience. At the time, I was knitting when I lifted out of my body to where my own consciousness detached from my physical form only to merge into the All and into one consciousness.

From this experience I learned that consciousness beyond the physical mind does exist. Not only does it exist on an individual level, it also is a part of a greater consciousness comprised of everything that exists in the universe on a physical and energetic level. The term that most are familiar with is the universal mind or what others may call the mind of God. What is fascinating is that even what most call primitive cultures know about its existence. So why then, are we as an advanced society still questioning it from a scientific  perspective?

I believe it is because we try to think or rationalize everything we know within the limits of our physical brains. But then the question comes up, how else are we to know or investigate it if we don't use our mind? This is when we have to remember that we are multidimensional beings with other abilities that are well beyond the physical experience. Yes, there are those who have faith, but faith can still be blind when we have more then ample opportunities to move forward into knowing that there is more to our own existence then just flesh and bone.

Photographs by Ana