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I am so often inspired by people I meet on this journey called life. About a year ago, Sally, a listener of Queen of Dreams Radio, introduced me to her brother, Andrew. His spirit and heart are amazing, and now I would like to introduce you to Andrew, too. I believe you’ll find that he is quite unique.
Soon after meeting my oncologist, Michael Boyer from RPA, I heard about a 200km fundraising bike ride in aid of the Chris O’Brien inspired Lifehouse Cancer Centre. 200km seemed a very long way to have to cycle, but then again October 13th 2012 seemed a long time away.
Time has flown and it is now over a year since I was diagnosed with lung cancer, and the ride is on this weekend. I knew signing up for a 200KM ride when you have not long being diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer was a bit ambitious. So was my original target of raising $50,000.
We have now raised $60,000. Thanks to my “Inspired” team, a couple of crew, many supporters and so many wonderful donors we have raised more than we had hoped for. I have almost raised $20K, and have now raised my goal to $25,000
As it is with my illness, you set yourself a goal. Outwardly you hope to make it but inwardly you hope to exceed it. We recently discovered the cancer that started in my lungs, and had already spread to my ribs, pelvis and vertebrae, has now found its way to my left leg.
I have always been realistic about the amount of riding I would be able to compete. It is frustrating that so close to the ride, I will be much more limited in what I can achieve physically. My team has virtually no big corporate donors/sponsors, yet we have raised $60K. This means nearly all the money has come from $50-$100 donations. We are so thankful to all the people who have been able to make a contribution, to build this amazing amount.
So no matter how little I am able to ride this weekend. The contribution we will make to Lifehouse is one I will always be very proud of.
Please click on the image below to learn more about Lifehouse or to help me reach my new goal.
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Last night, I interviewed Aleya Dao (www.AleyaDao.com) on my show, Queen of Dreams Radio (http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-39674/TS-520119.mp3). I had received her amazing CD prior to the show and I had a sense the show would be special somehow, but I had no idea just how special it would be!
For many years I have heard people talk about the end of the Mayan Calendar, the year 2012 and ‘the ascension.’ Quite honestly, none of this has ever ‘spoken’ to me. When I would hear the doom and gloom, I would tune into my own guidance and would get a sense of ‘not true.’ I believe every person has their right to their own perspective, so I would just accept that these viewpoints were from another perspective and simply accept that they were for that person, but not for me.
My own journey has been full of so many wonderful miracles, messengers and wonderful experiences I have been busy enough and, again, quite honestly not pulled to be ‘concerned’ about what this 2012 is all about. I have literally felt no concern about researching it or studying what others think about it. My own sense was that it was ‘good’ – whatever it was.
Yesterday, working with a client, I had the opportunity to share what I have been sensing on planet Earth. I have been seeing for years that many loving, tender hearts who have felt tossed around on the waves of the mass consciousness feeling battered by the storm of the energetic uprisings that are now being reflected in our world on nearly every continent. These sensitive souls have gone underground – many of them, though not all – as the world has gotten more in the ‘mind’ aspect and the dog-eat-dog world has gnashed at itself in survival mode.
And, then, this year I felt a lightning of the heaviness – as early as January. By June, the energies seemed to be swirling in a much more positive way. I began to notice less ferocity in the air (despite the external experience that was born in prior energies) and more of an energy of acceptance. By September, I had noticed more shifting and the energies felt swifter, more uplifting. The mind aspects seemed to be less ‘apparent,’ less of a hindrance to ‘being.’ I have been shifting right along with these energies, and feeling so supported! Around October 23, I noticed what I felt as a ‘quickening’ and Mark and I stepped into a greater creation ourselves…in response to my soul’s work, and my heart felt so HAPPY!
For the first time since my own awakening, I have been able to go ‘out’ in the world and feel completely at ease and good without the energetic side effects of becoming ill. I have felt so like myself again! I enjoy meeting and talking to people. I have been so grateful to be ‘in’ the world again.
All of this, and then Aleya Dao shows up last night, on the eve of a transformational event – 11/11/11 – and shares the ‘back story’ of what is and has been going on for the planet on an energetic level! It has been what I have felt and what I’ve noticed in clients – a returning to the heart – fully and completely.
When she spoke of 11-11-11 and what it means for a new ‘energy’ to rule the world, my heart resonated with her words. I have never felt 2012 was about doom or gloom. I have always maintained this time would be a shift, a gift of great magnitude. That has been what I’ve carried in my heart for years as I’ve met others talking about this subject. I have not, until last night with Aleya, found a ‘match’ to what I know is true.
Right now, one of the most important things for you to know is that if your ‘mind’ is running out of control with what to ‘do’ or what to ‘try’ to do, then just stop. The energy of the ‘mind’ is moving out. Our planet has been ruled by this energy for thousands of years, perhaps even more. Now, is the time for the heart to begin to rule our creations, our innovations, our uplifting of human consciousness. I know that if you are reading this right now, your essence – your very being – is attuned to the heart.
Now is your time! It’s your time to listen, without fear, to what your heart is guiding you to and to KNOW that you are given all you need for its accomplishment. And, then ACT from that place! Of course, I’ve seen for YEARS heart people trying to create from the mind. My own crisis originated in this! There is no need for you to be anything other than what you are … loving, caring, inspired. Heart people – creative power people is what I call you – move from inspiration. When you don’t, you probably don’t get very good results. Think of your path, think of what has happened… see what is true for you. Heart people ride the wave of Spirit…and, as you know, Spirit can guide you to the highest branch of the tallest tree! There’s no need to be like a squirrel on the ground digging for nuts – that’s what the mind does! For creative power people, if you hope to live your lives full of well-being, you must learn – once and for all – that your mind does not hold your answers. You are ‘built’ to move from inspiration!
I invite you to listen to the show last night and to hear Aleya’s inspiring story of what this shift is all about. Why now is the time for you if you have ever wanted to be a lightworker but feared being persecuted, if you have felt in your heart that you must help the world in some way but nothing ever seems to pan out, if you know you are here for a greater purpose but have not had the courage to act.
If there ever was a time to embrace all that you are…according to Aleya, the next three to four months is it!
I see it all around… already for those sensitive souls that have been meandering in their minds. The heart is here to guide you and the energies now will ensure that you, truly, will know and, more importantly, feel your heart’s guidance – greater than ever before.
Aleya is a sound healer and shares her energy in the form of sound. I know this is how the Angelic Realm has been assisting… by voice…or rather through the voice frequency of those who speak (I’m swimming in professional speakers right now who are shifting!)
If this message resonates with your heart, consider sampling Aleya’s Cups of Consciousness to experience how these vibrational cups can enhance your own vibration.
She creates a ‘cup’ each day for you to have with your cup of joe or tea – you can listen to this in the background as you check email. And, the sound will simply help you attune to the ‘energy’ of the day. It’s like attuning your energy field to what’s up on planet Earth so you can go with the flow instead of feeling battered by the energies out there! You are an energetic being… all there is is energy!
Aleya offers a one-week completely free subscription to her cups. I had to laugh… when I read her site, she says: “No obligation, no hooks, no catch, no credit card. (Some things in life are actually free!)” That suspiciousness and fed-up-ness is the ‘old’ energy we are saying good-bye to now in this shift (YAY!!!) So, I would invite you to grab a cup and open to today’s bathing of a new era of energies to live, dance and love in!
Life is good. If life isn’t good for you… then maybe it’s time to start listening to your heart and following it. There, you have every answer you need or desire!
All my love…
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I love when people are passionate about what they do and who they do it for. One of the most passionate people I know is Kathy Light. She has a book that helps people see why they rock, and she also facilitates loving, intimate retreats that hold women in the lap of love as they retrieve their true selves.
Kathy’s next retreat is coming up and will be held here in Texas just east of Dallas.
If you long to remember why you ROCK, take a chance to find out with Kathy at her upcoming retreat.
"Like many professional women my age, my time’s not usually my own. I’m up before dawn, taking care of business and family, working until very late, eating challenges like most people eat lunch. When I heard about Kathy Light’s Reasons Why YOU ROCK! Retreat last November, it seemed like just the thing — a weekend away to rest and relax and get away from work — just take it easy. I even invited a new friend to come along. I thought we’d have some time to visit.
I was right and wrong.
This past year, I’ve looked back on that weekend as a white space in my life. Not in a bad way–instead, it was much like defibrillation acts upon a heart that is fibrillating or quivering: it stops everything and lets a natural rhythm emerge. For the 40 hours of the retreat, I was–by choice–removed from the known, the familiar, the usual, and given time to think, to muse, to savor, to dream. I met a group of women who, like me, worked too much, cared for everyone else in our lives first, and didn’t take time to even consider why ‘we rocked.’ We talked about our reasons, opened our hearts, and told our stories. It wasn’t easy for me–not at all–but opening up that weekend reminded me that stopping for breath is what keeps us alive. Those women are still my friends, and talking with them or seeing them brings back that feeling of deep, deep breathing.
I think I cried the entire 40 hours we were there. Yes, it was emotional–all that savoring–but it was funny and touching and powerful in the simplicity of the idea: ‘You, Elizabeth–you rock.’ You’re special, and you do important and wonderful things, and you have reasons to stop and be still and enjoy where you are."
–Elizabeth Basden, Basden & Ivie, PC
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Yesterday, as the sun went down, Mark and I sat in the back by the pool talking about his business, talking about my next project (at least one book about manifesting and the principles of creation), talking about marketing and what we see clients doing and also moving to a new house. The conversation was like many between long-time married couples who drift easily from subject to subject without transitions – a seeming long list of ‘to-dos’ that we will work together to create.
In the middle of the conversation, the subject of ‘we’ and ‘my’ came up. I tend to say ‘we’ for many things, and ‘my’ for ‘my projects.’ He always gives me a hrrrmph when I do that because he says it is ‘ours.’ This bone of contention ran through my business years, too, as he would say ‘our’ clients when ‘I’ was the one doing the work, ‘I’ was the one dealing with the personalities that came along with the work, ‘I’ was the one that was doing all of the administrivia and on and on. I didn’t feel that his occasional run to FedEx with me in tow at 9:45 PM to mail a client’s project ‘counted’ enough to be ‘partners’ and the business, as I saw it, certainly was not ‘ours’ though the money from it was shared willingly and freely for all those years I had it.
Yesterday, in the lap of our backyard with the blue pool at our feet, surrounded by the roses and holly berries with me maybe eight or so years wiser, I let my guard down around the subject and opened my mind to consider what he may be seeing or feeling.
I feel at ‘one’ in nearly every other area and expression in my life – Why not this one? Why is it that I feel the need to stake claim?
As we peeled back the layers, I finally said, “Well, I’m the author of this creation – that’s why it is mine.”
He replied, to what was already streaming through my mind, “Why is it that you are always fine with being about ‘oneness’ and it takes all of us to get to where we are going, and you TEACH this, but when it comes to your writing you act like it’s all yours?”
I have to admit…I didn’t know why. I just had this feeling in the pit of my stomach – a perceived truth to his words.
Then, he said, “You just don’t get it. Everything is all of ours.”
He began to give me a list of things he does to make my writing life possible. He listens. He responds to me when I ask, “Does this make sense to you?” He cooks my meals (and always has). He brings me coffee in the morning.
I can do all of those things for myself I reasoned. They are nice, but I don’t have to have them. But to write! There’s so much to do… listening and listening and gathering the drops as they come in, and the putting them on paper – actually getting them out of my consciousness and into this world! There’s work to do!
I jumped to something that came to me in my inner defense… “I have no need to claim anything you are working on. Your business is your business. I enjoy helping you and I don’t need to be considered a ‘part’ of it. I give freely.” There it was…separation. This time I couldn’t ignore it.
“Maybe that’s true, but you are. What’s mine is yours and what’s yours is mine.”
I bristled. “But you aren’t the one doing the work to write and to reflect and to collect all of these little messages that are coming in all day every day!” I exclaimed.
Then he said it. “Writing is easy for you. You write books like some people write articles. It just flows out of you like water.”
I swallowed hard because it was true – at least that part was true. And, somehow coming out of his mouth in actual words I felt like it discounted the process – the writing. That maybe it is too easy.
We drifted to another topic content to agree to somewhat disagree and somewhat to agree.
Later that night, I realized the writing IS easy for me…like breathing. I listen and follow. The structural part is more challenging. Putting myself out there even more so. The facing the business aspect from my true core as a creative soul has been the greatest challenge – even though I know what to do! I know how to run a business. I know how to grow businesses, but when I’m in my creative heart, I tend to be like other creative souls.
Our conversation simmered in the back of my mind. Something Mark said to me, “At the end of the day, Tina, you can’t be like everyone else. You can’t just forget that you have a business mind in there somewhere. That’s what makes you different, and what won’t allow you to just let things go.”
I wondered, Is that true? I remembered the feeling when he said it – solid as a rock. True.
This morning, as I ready myself to write. I see now what is at the core of all of this. Magically, it’s what is at the core of everything else around me right now, too. It’s about work. Who does the work?
Whomever does the work is the one that owns something. The belief that has been the fly in the ointment for far too long.
Wow, what an outdated notion. Puritanical for sure. A rush of thoughts comes to mind in this moment. I used to argue that an executive’s wife deserved as much out of a relationship because the person behind that person contributed as much to the creation as the one who actually goes out in the world and ‘does the work.’ So Mark is right…about me.
Funny how beliefs work. We can consciously think one thing and be running and living another.
I do believe in oneness… this is how I write – in response to what others are asking for. Yes, I’m the messenger, but the message is not mine. Like a baker who bakes a cake with flour and eggs and milk…the farmer, the land and many sun-filled days brought the flour, the chicken sent the eggs and cows lent the milk. Even those who ensured the chickens ate everyday contributed, the delivery people who took these to market… and every step in between… who sent water to the field? Who ensured the water pipes were laid? On and on and on in an infinite circle of creation… and, with me? If there were no questions for others, no desires for what I am writing… well, I would be a messenger without a message to deliver.
I remembered how when I first started writing – back in elementary – I used to think, Is this writing? I’m just listening and writing down what comes to me. Is this cheating?
This has affected me my entire life, but until today I didn’t know why. It doesn’t ‘seem’ like work, and true to this belief that has been driving this part of me (the one who does the work owns it), how could I lay ‘claim’ to something if it wasn’t ‘work’ if ‘work’ is the only thing valued? I would, based on this belief, create more ‘work’ – ouch!
Time to let this one go.
Wow. I feel free.
A month or so ago, I chatted on the phone with a friend, and mentioned an idea for a blog post – the five books that changed my life! Immediately he was curious, “Which ones?” I rattled them off and why, and we finished out conversation, but I never did the post!
The primary reason I wanted to share this is because I call these ‘game changers’ – these books literally changed how I viewed the world and how it works. Once you have come in contact with a game changer – book, person, or otherwise – you are literally never the same again! There are many other books that have changed my life in other ways…today’s post is about changing the game.
Here they are…Five books that can rock your perspective.
This book rocked my world in my twenties. Back then, I had not yet had the experience of ‘abundance’ financially, but it helped me see my life as valuable. I had eagerly worked 80 hour weeks in the pursuit of nickels and dimes so I could buy my first house, buy my first car, go back to school and buy the ‘good’ things in life.
Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin outlined just how much an hour of my time was really worth. They were talking about life force and then challenging me, as the reader, to ask myself, “Do you really want to spend 6 hours of your life to buy this?” This completely changed how I looked at money, how I looked at my own value (though there was so much more to learn and expand into), how to play the money game to win, and truly…for me to challenge myself about why I wanted to buy things.
My very first spiritual mentor, Hefina Glenys, gave this book to me to borrow. Florence Scovel Shinn was part of the spiritualist movement in America back in the 1920s. This book is written in a similar style to many other spiritualists I’ve discovered since then, such as Catherine Ponder, but Florence was my first. I’ll always be grateful for her energy she poured into that book. I remember immediately feeling a surge of energy unlike anything I have every felt while reading a book. I believed her. I trusted her. I could literally feel her heart and desire to help others to enjoy life and to succeed.
On every page, she introduced spiritual basics – watch your words, focus on what you want and, most importantly (for me), many varied stories about how so many other people had used these techniques to improve their lives. Since then, I feel I have earned a degree in Spirit University, but Florence’s book helped me trust the principles because they truly came alive in this book. Her other books moved me in similar ways.
For nearly five years, I helped people as they came one-by-one for help with various crises going on in their life. I didn’t advertise – these people found me through other people. Each one had major healing crises to experience (as did I at the time), and I would simply listen and follow guidance that took me (and them) into breakthroughs in healing.
I had no idea why the healings worked or how they worked, I just knew that they did. But, the nagging I felt in my mind because I couldn’t say how they worked seemed to never go away. During my post-graduate work, I encountered Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, M.D., which documents and describes in glorious detail the interrelated workings of energy giving my mind – at last – the answer I so wanted. This book contains Stanford Researchers (among others) who have spent their lives documenting the why and many other insights into how energy healing works. It is amazing!
I discovered Dorothea Brande one day on a trip to the local Half Price Books. I followed an invisible stream of energy to a group of books that I had not ever noticed before. These were in the writing section, and I, though I am a writer, have not ever purchased books like these. On that shelf, I found Dorothea Brande’s, Becoming a Writer. I flipped it open amazed to find that Dorothea was writing about things I’ve discovered about the mind nearly a century before! I was intrigued, and so I bought it. As I read it, I could feel how connected this woman was to her inner workings. Of course, I wanted to know more, so I went looking for anything else she might have written. In that search, I found her classic, Wake Up and Live! This is truly not written in conversational language, but had such a profound effect on me I recommend it to others. This book was the beginning of her ‘surrender’ to become the author she always dreamt of being, and in 1934 she ‘gave herself’ to that energy and this very book sold more than 2 MILLION copies! In it is advice that would be helpful to anyone with a dream, and perhaps, more importantly, the energy of YES YOU CAN!
I’ve blogged about my life-changing experience of giving up sugar, and learning that I am a ‘sugar-sensitive’ person – an addict to the substance is an appropriate description. This book changed my life in ways that I could never thank Dr. DesMaisons enough for (she’ll be on Queen of Dreams Radio on October 13, 2011), but the physical healing pales in comparison to the letting go of the shame and guilt I’ve carried around for the way I’ve felt about the way I have ‘acted’ under the influence over the years. In addition, realizing that I am not the person I am ‘under the influence’ has freed me – heart and soul – in a way I can’t even begin to describe other than I now have a huge void where once before a cloud of energy lived. I constantly supervised my every thought, my impulses, my irrational thoughts… I’ve even created tons of tools working with helpers to work ‘around’ my so-called deficiencies. Yes, I still use those tools, but not in the same way. Today, I have more energy to give to others because I am not using so much of it to manage my inner states. This is truly the one book that has changed my life the most. How can I describe what it is like to think you are one way and to discover you aren’t?! And, perhaps this is why this was the FIRST thing I was guided to do more than 5 years ago! Listen, listen, listen and the ACT!
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