Friday, February 26, 2010

Ganesha wonderful, dear friend gives me a carved ruby pendant of the Hindu elephant-headed god, Ganesha. Remover of obstacles. Among other characteristics. Very kind and loving to his devotees.

Since I've received this pendant, my tarot reading business, mentoring practice, and Reiki practice have taken OFF! It is truly remarkable!

My entire weekend is booked solid and I just received another call for a tarot reading!

Of course, since receiving this wonderful ruby gift, I have been chanting his mantra: OM GUM GANAPATAYAY NAMAHA. Just a few times. OK, quite a few times.

But, WOW! All of a sudden, I have a weekend devoted to and jam-packed with everything I love to do!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

13 Indigenous Grandmothers

I support the 13 International Indigenous Grandmothers Council.

In our society, the elderly are medicated and shut away. Out of sight, out of mind. I feel we rob them of their productivity and we often take away meaning from their lives.

On purpose? I don't think so. Certainly not in all cases.

It's culturally accepted here that when we reach a certain age, we become a burden to our family. Useless. Without purpose. Sick. Old.

A dear friend of mine has reminded me of how precious this resource of older people really is. They've been everywhere we're going and know the way. They've learned the hard lessons. They should be honored. Venerated. We should sit at their feet and allow them to impart to us all that they've experienced.

This applies to all of our older people from all backgrounds and walks of life.

I can think of times I've dismissed someone's opinion because they were old. I'm not proud of that.

I've changed my mind.


I can't think of anything better to help others and to help me get out of my own drama than performing acts of charity.

Whether it's donating clothes or "extras" around the house, adopting a soldier who doesn't receive mail overseas, or calling a friend and offering a free tarot reading just "because", the practice of charity has enriched my life incredibly.

It is a gift for me every bit as much as it may be a gift for someone else.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Prayer Box

I have a wooden hinged box that I keep on my altar. Inside, there are many pieces of parchment paper with the needs and requests of other people.

When I hear that someone needs a new job, money, healing, an affordable place to live...whatever...I write it down on a piece of parchment, fold it up, and place it inside the box.

Each night, I light a candle and put it on top of the box to send those requests to Spirit for fulfillment. Once the request is inside the box, I consider it done.

I've received some very interesting stories from friends who have received sudden "windfalls" of good fortune. :) None of them had any idea I was doing this little practice.

It works.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day Update

I adopted a soldier for Valentine's Day.

I highly recommend it.

With much love and many hugs till after V-Day,


When is a person "over it"?

That's been an interesting question for me. When am I "over it"? How long after the breakup do I remain dating kryptonite until I'm deemed suitable for dating once again?

One person told me it takes one half of the total time spent in the relationship to get "over it". That works out to roughly three and a half years. That's not gonna work for me. I am NOT spending that kind of time on this.

Maybe it's not an "over it" proposition. Maybe it's an I'm "through with it" kind of thing. I've gotten through it and I feel that I am through WITH it. I don't want him back. I know he doesn't want me back. It's just...done.

It's not about having hard feelings or bad feelings. The last time I saw him, I didn't have any feelings one way or the other. He was only dropping off the last of my things but even at that, it felt like a friend I hadn't seen in awhile had dropped by. It feels like the relationship was lifetimes ago.

I have such wonderful fulfilling friendships and truly exceptional tarot clients, I know I'll never be bored or lacking a social life.

It truly is all for the best after all.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I moved out of my (then) boyfriend's house with only what he said I could take, my clothes, my tarot decks, my books, and my rocks. (lots of rocks)

I now have a beautifully furnished home. Everything I have, someone gave me when I needed it.

I am so beyond grateful it's difficult to express.

I give without a second thought. If you need it, and I've got it, I will give it to you.

Receiving was kind of different for me. Uncomfortable. At first, I felt ashamed to be in a position where people had to help me. Then, I thought of all the people I've helped in one way or another and I wouldn't expect them to feel why was I feeling ashamed? It's a compelling question, yet I still struggle with receiving charity. I guess it just feels like a "backwards" flow for me.

One thing I've felt all along is monumental, epic gratitude. I have all I need and better than I thought I would have, given the circumstances, finances, etc.

My humble advice? If you have it to give...give. Without attachment. Be generous. Give the waitress an extra dollar more than you'd planned. Give a free gift or service to someone in need. Be a shoulder to cry on and someone to listen without judgment or hesitation. Don't abandon your friends no matter how needy they might become or how busy you might be. Give. With no expectation that it will ever come back to you.

Because it all returns to you when your need is dire.