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Feb 122019
 
Women and Visibility: The Hunger that devours our Visibility

Reading Time: 12 minutes
I belong to several communities of writers, activists and entrepreneurs where the fear of visibility is pandemic –especially, though not exclusively among women. In this first article in the series Women and Visibility, I want to share the hunger that both drives us towards visibility and devours it, keeping us not only isolated, but painfully torn between our desire to share our gifts and our fear that we are not enough.

When we feel insufficient nothing will fill us

As I write this I have a flashback to the last ceremonial performance I did some months ago. It was for an audience of change-makers and activists. The topic of the whole event was liberation.

The venue was an amazing cultural cafe that offers very unique events. Even before I stepped on stage, I was surprised by how often the main performer or poet was not visible. The lights were focused on the musicians but the center speaker/singer/poet was in the dark!

Since the setting was a collaborative effort of the performers themselves, it seemed meaningful that they were leaving center-stage, –the most […]

Dec 242018
 
Magical Christmas Gift-No.12: The Magical Christmas Bell

Reading Time: 2 minutes No. 12 in the Series of Magical Christmas Gifts 2018
Magical Christmas Gift:
The Magical Christmas Bell
Preparation:

Now: Smile from your heart as you breathe gently and hum,
As you hear my words and see the image of the Magical Christmas Bell, chant the Ring-a-ding-dang-ding jingle, like a kid singing Jingle Bells.

When you are ready, scroll down.

Here it goes:
Ring-a-ding-dang-dong
Christmas is here with a song
and a ring-a-ding-dang-dong!
Open your heart, for you belong
so sing-a-ding along!
 
Ring-a-ding-dang-ding
Let us dance and let us sing
with a ring-a-ding-dang-ding.
And let our hearts lift our wings
and sing along-a-ding!
 
The Magical Christmas Bell rings with the gifts of joy and laughter, inviting us to have the courage to live, laugh and love.
Live! Laugh! Love!
The Magical Christmas Bell rings with the gifts of truth and intimacy, inviting us to take time to be and to listen with our heart and to our heart.
Our heart recognizes the lies and illusions that keep us in a mental Rush Trance, making us believe that we need to do and have more in order to be of value.
When we hear our deepest truth our heart flows with serenity and […]

Dec 232018
 
Magical Christmas Gift-No.11: The Magical Christmas Snowflake.

Reading Time: 2 minutes No. 11 in the Series of Magical Christmas Gifts 2018
Magical Christmas Gift:The Magical Christmas Snowflake
Preparation:

Now: Smile and bring out your Sacred Child to play.
As you hear my words and see the image of the magical Christmas Snowflake, sing the jingle and clap. Follow whatever music you hear inside. Just have fun like a child would making up a song!

When you are ready, scroll down.

Here it goes:
The magical Christmas Snowflake
dances bright in the shimmering sky
‘cause like you it wants to fly.
Calling you to wake! wake! wake!
Dance and play, ‘cause you won’t break.
See its beauty shining through!
That beauty is you!
 
The magical Christmas Snowflake
When it meets the freezing weather
it becomes a lovely flower.
Calling you to wake! wake! wake!
Dance and play, ‘cause you won’t break.
See its beauty shining through!
That beauty is you!
 
The magical Christmas Snowflake reveals that all of life is Sacred and that there is beauty everywhere, if we just open our hearts and eyes to see it.
See the beauty around you!
The magical Christmas Snowflake shows you that any experience can become a magical creation. Just like a single drop of rain meeting […]

Dec 222018
 
Magical Christmas Gift-No.10: The Magical Christmas Ornament.

Reading Time: 5 minutes No. 10 in the Series of Magical Christmas Gifts 2018
Magical Christmas Gift:
The Magical Christmas Ornament
Preparation:

Now: Smile gently, thinking of things you love or something funny that happened, until your smile feels for real and shines in your eyes.

As you hear my words and see the image of the Magical Christmas Ornament, consider what you are grateful for, what you want to celebrate at the closure of this year and what you want to intent for next year.

There is a Christmas Creative Project for when hanging the ornaments in the Christmas Tree.

When you are ready, scroll down.

Here it goes:
The Magical Christmas Ornament brings you the gift of gratitude. Gather your awareness and bring into your consciousness the many blessings that this passing year has brought into your life, from the fact that you are breathing to any small or big miracle in your life. Choose the thing that fills your heart with overflowing gratitude. This is your Christmas Gratitude Ornament for this year.
The Magical Christmas Ornament brings you the gift of joy and celebration. What has brought your heart joy this […]

Dec 212018
 
Magical Christmas Gift-No.9: The Magical Christmas Tree

Reading Time: 3 minutes No. 9 in the Series of Magical Christmas Gifts 2018
Magical Christmas Gift:
The Magical Christmas Tree
Preparation:

Now: Stand up and make sure that you can stand and follow the guidance while you read about the Magical Christmas Tree.
As you hear my words and see the image of the Magical Christmas Tree, follow the guidance to stand in alignment with the Magical Christmas Tree.

There is a Creative Christmas Project that you can do with your family/group as you set up your Christmas Tree.

When you are ready, scroll down.

Here it goes:
I am your Magical Christmas Tree. Stand tall, for you are a bridge between Heaven and Earth.

Inhale gently into your vertebrae, feeling the air you breathe flowing through each vertebra, separating any crunched vertebrae.
As you exhale, feel your body relaxing, your spine releasing and enjoy all the empty space within you.

I am your Magical Christmas Tree. You are carrying a burden that you do not need to carry. Drop it!

As you inhale, bring the crown of your head slowly and gently floating upwards without lifting your chin.
As you exhale, allow all your body […]


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