~Tools for Transitions~Being and Doing~

 Excuse the poor quality of this photo. This is a total DIY phone camera through the binoculars. But, isn't she lovely?

Excuse the poor quality of this photo. This is a total DIY phone camera through the binoculars. But, isn't she lovely?

Because life is never stagnant, we are always in some form of transition whether we’re thinking of it that way or not. When the transition is a bigger one or just has clearer edges to it, we’re usually aware that we’re in transition and might give it a name: changing careers, going to college, moving to a new state, getting married, becoming a parent. There are so many transitions in life that if we named them all we probably wouldn’t have the time to actually live those transitions. But, when we do undergo a major transition, awareness practices can be an important piece of navigation. Just yesterday I found myself saying that my gratitude practice is part of what has kept me sane over the last few years. And while I may have been laughing as I said it, it was a heartfelt statement. Without my daily walks and gratitudes, I would not be the me I am right now. Finding and maintaining human connections that are supportive and healthy is also super important during transitions. As someone who would happily exist with a few critters in the boonies walking and just being, I have to be sure to schedule human time, because I know I need it and so appreciate the good people I know in this life.

The bigger energies at the moment are bringing our awareness to being and doing as two equally important aspects of our existence. I feel like the last 10 years have been all about me learning to just be, and this is the turning point where I shift focus and learn how to just do. Ideally I will find the right balance of being and doing before I exit this life, right? I keep hearing from others and seeing examples, too, of how this being and doing awareness is playing out. What are you sensing? Does this resonate for you?

Nature update: Saturday morning I saw both adult eagles off the nest after watching one feeding the nestling(s). Last week I got to see the vixen stalk and kill a big squirrel and then cart it back to the den where she shoved it in and promptly left to hunt some more. Saturday morning I saw three kits dashing about between the two den entrances, and in such a short period of time they’ve gone from round, fluff balls to long, skinny lines. The birds are streaming in from afar and the warblers are singing away. Wildflowers are slow to appear so far where I’m looking. I know of two secret caches of showy orchis that are usually blooming by now and the greenery is only this past week peeking out of the earth. It’s greening up and the flowering trees are adding brilliant touches of color to the world, too. Spring really is here.

As always I love to hear your thoughts and current reality. If you need dog help or energy work, please email or call me at 434-249-9786 to schedule a session. My dog classes are currently full, please email if you want to be on a wait list or if you have a friend or two and want to create your own mini class. I hope to be announcing some new classes soon! Thank you for your continued support and referrals.

~Namaste

~Spring Has Sprung~

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Dog training often involves the learning of two species at the same time. Sometimes you have an experienced human working with an inexperienced dog and sometimes the opposite of that. But there are still so many people who have never trained a dog (or have not trained using positive reinforcement anyway) that I get to work with these dual species learning situations regularly. It’s an opportunity to witness magic. As you may know by now, I love finding magic. And there are so many ways and places to find it, that I’m always looking for it. The magic of working on a recall (coming to a person when called) and seeing one dog’s bouncing happiness as she runs to her person who has a bright smile on her face is priceless.                                                                                   

Dog training is all about communication and behavior which are so intricately linked. While the language has changed over the years and we are not commanding dogs to do things (most of us anyway), instead we create behaviors that are appropriate for the situation, we are ultimately still striving for a balance with two different species who cohabit. There is a wide spectrum of how this plays out because we, the humans, are typically making all the decisions. This spectrum runs from no thought to the dog’s perspective to giving the dog the power of consent. That’s a rather wide range! There is no end to the learning for all involved from me, the trainer, to the students of all species.

One of the key pieces of learning, no matter who is doing the learning or what is being learned, is being able to be receptive to new information. And receptivity brings up resistance because often if we can’t receive it’s because we’re resisting. This push and pull of receptivity and resistance has been at the forefront of my awareness recently. The equinox has passed and it is now spring, Mercury has gone retrograde, and things in general feel a bit uneven to me. There’s an uplifting sense of hope and creative freshness, but at the same time there are layers of old grief, pain, and negative patterns being unearthed. In the last month, I have felt like some old patterns have been flaking or sloughing off of me like dried mud off skin. Combine that with this slow to warm up weather and I’m jealous of Lilly’s ability to swim in these colder temperatures because I feel like a swim would be so satisfying in feeling washed clean of these old patterns.

Some of the creative freshness in my spring is getting to teach kids for the first time in years. I am teaching a writing class for older kids and co-teaching a mindful movement class for younger kids. I even have a dog training team of a 10 year old human and a 1 year old Bernese Mountain Dog. It’s so much fun. I am also getting some tricks classes started up and I’m excited that I’m going to have straight up beginners in addition to more seasoned human and dog teams. (See the details below.) The eagles are feeding nestling(s) and one of them flies overhead in the dark on our morning walk as she or he heads out to hunt with that internal time piece so precise according to the light that it’s the same time on my clock every day. I have spotted the vixen at her den, so I’m hoping to see some kits soon. Spring has sprung and new life is everywhere. The colors are emerging!

As always I love to hear your thoughts and current reality. If you need dog help or energy work, please email or call me at 434-249-9786 to schedule a session.

Tricks Class Cville

  • Wednesdays May 2-23 6:30-7:30PM
  • $100 at Natural Pet Essentials
  • Human and dog friendly dogs only. All levels of training experience welcome. Details and how to register HERE.

Tricks Class Crozet

  • Tuesdays April 10-May1 6:30-7:30PM
  • $100 We will meet outside at different locations in Crozet.
  • Human and dog friendly dogs only. All levels of training experience welcome. Details and how to register HERE.

Thank you for your continued support and referrals!

~Namaste

~Are You a Lumper? A What?!~ ~How dog training concepts cross over to help us navigate overwhelm~

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If you’ve never really done much dog training, you might not realize how dog training pertains to life as a human. I have had many a conversation over the years with friends who have dogs on just how it is all related. When you are training a dog, you often have a current behavior and a future behavior you want. The work is in getting from the current behavior to the future behavior. For example, you have a dog who is so excited by seeing people, she jumps up on them, but you’d like to create a new experience and have her calmly standing or sitting to greet people. When you’re training a new behavior you have to break it down to tiny steps that build toward the goal behavior. Just like a road trip, you can’t get from home to the grocery store without lots of tiny little steps (get keys, go out to car, drive car down this road, then that road, etc.), with training a new behavior you need to split it down to those tiny steps and make sure the dog really gets each one solidly before moving to the next step. A lumper is a person who doesn’t split the behavior down far enough for the dog to get the important little steps. Are you a lumper?                                                                          

I know I am, especially when I am in overwhelm. Whether it’s fear or too much happening at once, whatever the cause, overwhelm tends to immobilize me in a space where everything feels so far away that it’s inaccessible or unattainable. I typically feel like I am stuck at A and I want to get to Z but I can’t even see B, C, D, etc. Sometimes the overwhelm is so big and strong I can’t even remember that there are other letters in the alphabet. Lumping is like trying to leap from A to Z when we can barely jump a foot and A to Z is 10 miles. I also tend to fall into lumpdom when I feel stuck in any situation. I get stuck in all sorts of spots even without overwhelm, maybe you do, too?

So how can we use this awareness of being a lumper? I find that remembering to breathe is a great first tiny step to take whenever I’m in overwhelm. Using my inner and outer vision to scan from the end goal, however inaccessible it seems, back to my current situation, I try to focus on something tiny right in front of me. Sometimes it’s taking any action that can help start to bring more of the tiny steps into view, so maybe it’s getting outside and taking a short stroll around the yard for a couple of minutes focusing on how you are connected to the earth and your surroundings. Overwhelm is from the energy of the state of separation, in other words, forgetting you are source, so finding a short cut back to the energy of the state of connection can be a life saver. Breathing practices, eyes scanning the horizon, walking while focusing on your feet connecting to the planet, looking at a picture of a loved one, these are a just a few basic ways you can shift your awareness back to connection with source. Feeling love and/or joy is a way to reconnect quickly, so explore what that can be for you.

As always I love to hear your thoughts and current reality. If you read this and realize you’re a lumper and need help splitting things down, let’s work together. Maybe you just need a new perspective or some time spent in your heart space feeling your connection to the divine, or maybe you need help with dog training, please email [link] or call me at 434-249-9786 and schedule a session.

~Namaste

~Flying at Light Speed? Let’s Slow Down~

January energies 2018

January energies have been rather intense. There’s a new frequency now where everything is moving at light speed and the mental aspect, in particular, is very affected by this. It’s not just that things are happening fast, there are lots of things happening. The speed is very much intertwined with time. So much so that last Tuesday evening I was talking with my sister about my Monday, and noticing how it had been jam packed with stuff (sooo much happened) and how it felt like it had been so much farther ago than just a day. I realized that as you’re reading this, it has only been three weeks since I sent my Doggedly Whole announcement emails out; I’ve got clients and am loving it!

One of the side effects of the mental aspect being affected by this new frequency is the brain racing—a lot. Another side effect I have noticed is that any old patterns that were specifically mental patterns are close and keep nudging in trying to grab hold again. But, my sense is that the reappearance of these old mental patterns is tied in with this Wednesday’s full moon which is a blue moon (second full moon in a calendar month) and is also a full eclipse to start the eclipse season. It feels like these patterns have returned so that we can notice the self-transformation from when they were a regular part of self to the current self where they no longer have a home. And then they will be more fully released with this lunar eclipse.

I have found that any time spent in contact with the earth is a huge help with this new frequency. Lilly and I have been adding in new elements of play and engagement, and one piece of that is that I sit on the ground for a long period of time letting her choose to engage with me or not. With all that time just sitting on the ground, I can tell how much better I feel. My physical connection to the bigger, slower frequencies of the planet allows my body to be supported vibrationally as this new, faster frequency is flowing through me. When I am connected with nothing but fabric between me and the earth, I am a full blown symphony with the full range of frequencies all interconnected and supported.

What have you noticed this month? How are you handling this new frequency? As always, I love to hear your experiences. And if you’re in need of some added support, let’s work together whether it’s for clearing, new perspectives or something else specific you need. Email me for a session. Thank you for your continued support and referrals, especially as I move through this transition to more fully provide both ends of the spectrum: energy work and dog training!

If you’re on social media, check me out on HERE, HERE, and HERE.

~Namaste

~New Year and Big News!~

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It’s a new year! And for me, this new year means a new addition to my work. I’d like to welcome you to Doggedly Whole: Dog Training for the Whole Dog, my new business. I’ll be helping you and your dogs via relationship-based training to reach the balanced life you desire. I am really stoked to make this move and add the very practical aspect of dog training to my energy work with all species! Yet another way to bridge the species gap so that everyone can thrive in a multispecies family.

Don’t worry, my energy work will continue so, I am still available to work with you individually or in your multispecies family. However you found your way to this newsletter, by now you have seen something from me about Lilly, my border collie, pictured above. (I know, me talk about my dog?!) She’s been an integral part of being able to see this path to dog training. For me, 4-leggeds are some of my most clearly supportive guides. While this has been an organic transition (clients reaching out for energy work and actually needing dog training), it has been rather rapid with the details only coming together in the last several of weeks.

I’d love your help as I get Doggedly Whole up and running. Don’t worry it’s painless. All I ask is that you pass my information and website along to anyone you know who might be looking for some help with their dog(s). Here are just a few things I can help with:

  • new behavior when company comes over
  • new behavior instead of barking at traffic out the window
  • new leash walking skills
  • new ideas so your dog has comfortable down time

I’ll be working from the core concepts of exercise, enrichment, nutrition, communication,and connection to help you and your dog find a balance that suits you both. My website is a work in progress at the moment, but details can still be found right HERE.

I’m excited. I’m nervous. And I couldn’t do this without your support.

Thank you for spreading the word!

May you shine your light brightly and know we, the world, need you just as you are. Happy New Year!

Namaste

~Shapes, Shifts, Turning Seasons~Looking for What’s Different Brings Change~

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Happy Winter Solstice!

As we near the turning point of the seasons and the shift from shrinking days to lengthening days, it’s a great time to tune into ourselves and do a deep dive into self. (If you need help with this, let’s have a session!) Paying attention to what is and looking for what’s different, allows you to notice the shifts internally as well as externally. A few weeks ago I woke up early in the dark, as usual, and as I was moving from my bed to my yoga mat, I realized I was a different shape. No, my physical body wasn’t particularly different, it was the sense of myself as a whole being that had changed. Could I even put into words how my shape shifted? No. But, it has really helped me know that as I continue to grow, learn, and expand, all of me is affected.                                                          

Are you at all aware of your shape? I mean the shape of your entire being, not just your physical body. Perhaps this is something you haven’t really thought about. Since I am so spatial, shapes, and how they relate to or interact with other shapes, are something I notice. I don’t spend a lot of time defining my shape or the shape of others, but I do seem to have a baseline norm that I’m aware of, thus, I notice deviations from that norm. Does this all sound crazy? Here’s a physical world example of what I’m talking about. When I’m out walking, my eyes are scanning the world. My eyes run along the tree lines, the planes and slopes of the fields. I spend a lot of time outside and thus my eyes combine that information (and constantly add to it) and have mapped what is the “normal” view. So, my eyes snag on something different, something that doesn’t fit in with the mapped view, and I check it out in focus. It might be a bird in flight or in a tree. It might be a skunk not traveling very fast because she’s rooting for grubs, but noticeable because of her size, shape, and motion. It might be a bunch of leaves that still hasn’t fallen from the big oak. This is all part of my search for what is and my underlying search for what is different. You can’t know what is different, if you don’t know what is and what is and what is.

One way to shift your thinking to this what-is-different-perspective is to pick something (your physical body is an easy place to start, but it could be the view out your window, or your critter) and check in once or twice a day asking yourself, “What is different?” Maybe you don’t notice anything different, but you do spend those few seconds really checking which means you are more of aware of what is. Maybe you do notice something different; it could be drastic or subtle. Just explore and have fun with this. And don’t forget to try the mantra below as it fits right in with this.

Mantra

If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl today: I am different, thus any and everything can be different, too. It’s potent.

Gift Certificates

Do you know someone who has everything; or someone who is interested in different experiences? Know a family who has lost or gained a companion animal? Maybe you know someone craving a new perspective. I offer gift certificates! Please email for details.

As always I am here to assist you in clearing the way to new perspectives whether for just you or you and your companion animals. Please email or call 434-249-9786 for a session. Thanks for keeping me in mind and sharing my work with those you think might resonate!

~Namaste

Your Guide to December Energies

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It's the final month of 2017 and there's lots going on in the bigger picture. Maybe you're feeling some of this? Here are some great perspectives on the current energies.

Lee Harris has an energy update for the month with goodies like:

"BRING YOURSELF TO LIFE could be the theme for December."

"Remember, FEAR ENERGY creates division and separation and retraction. Fear energy is pumped out to the world quite regularly from several sources. So you really need to monitor how you are feeling. What do you need? What are you doing today? When you take care of all of those things, you naturally become more generous towards others."

The Power Path has a lengthy forecast with details on how this affects you personally, your relationships, your health and physical body, your business partnerships and projects, your environment, then breaks things down to a week by week time frame.

"The main theme for December is 'UPGRADE.'"

"There is an expansive quality to the month that should lean towards excitement and inspiration about the possibilities. We can struggle a bit with fear of the unknown but remember that fear and worry are usually about things that have not yet happened so part of the discipline of the month is to stay present. In the present you have just your current experience to deal with."

"It will be important to pay close attention to your daily details and to stay really present with what is working and what isn’t. The only way to successfully upgrade is to tell the truth about what needs it and then to be disciplined about taking the necessary steps."

Mystic Mamma has her usual compendium of astrological treats and I recommend this and this. You will probably find at least a phrase that you resonate with, if not lots of them!

I'd love to hear how you're feeling the energies this month and how you're adjusting!

~Namaste

~Are You Ignoring Your Physical Body?~Explore How You Are Living in this Physical Plane~

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A couple of weeks ago when I was writing my newsletter, words kept arriving that had to do with the physical body and its messages for us. But when I got into editing mode, those words weren’t meshing with the rest of my newsletter, so I put them aside. And then in the couple of days after my newsletter went out, I heard from several people, some even in response to the newsletter, about physical issues. (I am noticing how I am more clearly reading the bigger energies that are swirling around. And I love that this feels like my continuing expansion into my full self which at the same time is an expansion into, and of, the All.) Since I am listening, you get another newsletter sooner rather than later.                                                        

Many of us treat our physical bodies as tools or vehicles. I continue to get reminders about how important an aspect of this human existence the physical body really is. Our bodies are giving us messages all the time. And we ignore most of them, even when those messages are screams. Our bodies do not just give us alerts with catastrophes; they tell us what feels good, what doesn’t feel so good, what hurts. They have messages about the patterns in our lives, about old and new, about change. We would not be humans without these bodies, so we need to embrace this aspect of being human and live more fully in and through these bodies.

Nothing stays the same; change is the norm even as we crave, and often strive for, sameness. Our bodies are always changing. We can be empowered by choosing to engage with and be in these bodies in different ways. We can ignore or not engage with joint pain or we can choose to try something different like yoga or Alexander Technique or taking a walk. We can treat all food as equal fuel or choose to pay attention to what we are fueling our bodies with. We can ignore the messages that say slow down (whether it’s for just that moment or week or a change in general physical life speed) or we can listen and adjust. There’s a lot of give and take that we can participate in with our bodies when our culture predominantly preaches two main things that really don’t allow us to fully live in these bodies in this human experience: no pain, no gain; and, aging is both inevitable and bad/awful. These messages keep us separated from our bodies and focus on control. We wouldn’t be here having this human experience if we didn’t have these bodies. Really. Just as your mind is an aspect of you and not the whole you, so is your physical body as aspect of you and not the whole you. As to the control facet, that’s yet another piece of fear or being in a state of only knowing separation from source. There are no magic answers except, of course, for the answers that are magic for you…and you are more likely to find answers when you are actively looking and listening and open to them.

If you have companion animals, they are great teachers about living in and through the physical body. It’s not that they do it better, they just do it somewhat differently. And paying attention to their hows can provide you with new perspectives for your own experiences in a physical body. There are critters who are always totally aware of their physical bodies and there are those who aren’t always aware that they have a physical body. Interestingly enough, I find plenty of companion animals who are not fully grounded into their physical bodies and the physical plane. Again, it’s not about better, it’s about different perspectives and how opening to a variety of perspectives can shift your own experiences. If you’ve got critters, pay attention and see what they have to share with you.

Mantra

I'm loving what I’m hearing from you about your experiences with this new mantra. If you haven't tried it, give it a whirl today: I am different, thus any and everything can be different. It’s potent.

Gift Certificates

Do you know someone who has everything; or someone who is interested in different experiences? Know a family who has lost or gained a companion animal? Maybe you know someone craving a new perspective. I offer gift certificates! Please email for details.

As always I am here to assist you in clearing the way to new perspectives whether for just you or you and your companion animals. Please email or call 434-249-9786 for a session. Thanks for keeping me in mind and sharing my work with those you think might resonate with it!

Events:

November 28, Tuesday 4-6 I am offering free 15 minute sessions at The Elderberry. I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you want a taste of my work or know someone who might be interested, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

~Namaste

~Gratitudes, Like Platitudes but Better and a New Mantra~

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This week is Thanksgiving. While my gratitude practice is a daily one, I like to share gratitudes with others along the way. Here are a few.           

  • I am grateful for electricity.
  • I am grateful for comfy socks.
  • I am grateful for Lilly’s joy and exuberance.
  • I am grateful for feeling hope.
  • I am grateful for you reading this blog.
  • I am grateful for those of you who are referring your friends and neighbors to me.
  • I am grateful for expansion.
  • I am grateful for knowing, not knowing, and unknowing.

 I’ve had an uptick in folks looking to improve the level of communication with their companion animals and I continue to be amazed at just how much can happen during and from a 30 minute session. Referrals continue to be the best way for new clients to find me. Thank you for sending people my way!

New Mantra

A couple of weeks ago a new mantra showed up for me and I am finding it so true and helpful on all levels of my being that I want to share it with you: I am different, thus any and everything can be different. You read or say it and it seems so straightforward. Then you keep saying it and you notice the waves of shifting that are happening in all aspects of self. I’d love to hear your experiences with this one, so please let me know! It’s potent.

Events

November 28, Tuesday 4-6

I am offering free 15 minute sessions at The Elderberry. I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you want a taste of my work or know someone who might be interested, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

~Namaste

~Blink, It’s Mid-November: Time Isn’t Slowing Down~How to Be You at this High Speed of Life~

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Wait, what? It’s November 14?! I feel like this is a repeat of the last newsletter: everything is moving so quickly. Lately, I’ve been paying attention to the timing of and what I am doing when I feel most relaxed and fully me. When I am outside, especially walking the earth, I feel totally me. But, even from inside a building when I look out the window and can let my eyes glide along the lines of a tree or across a field, there’s an easing inside of me and I feel more like me. When Lilly puts her head under my hand and I connect fully with her, I am me. When I sing along to a song with words and music that resonate with me, I feel relaxed into my whole being. These are just a few of the moments when I am aware of being fully me. And when I am feeling so me, I am feeling completely connected and a part of source. What do you do to feel fully you? I’d love to know.

There’s so much going on in the world from the global scale to the personal scale. (Yes this is another repeated line.) How do we maintain a sense of an expanded self when we feel bombarded from all angles?  Maintaining that sense of self allows us to show up more fully in difficult situations or when things go awry. A major part of this human existence is this exploration into self and other or from another perspective remembering self as source even as we embrace this experience of separation as individuals. So much of this human experience seems to be diving into that space between dualities: self and other; separate yet of source; mental and physical (and emotional). And these dualities are often even contradictory experiences. Rich stuff, this life!

So, how do we maintain that sense of expanded self? It’s the little practices that shift things on the foundation level that go a long way to creating big and lasting change. Instead of thinking there’s not much time in a day, how could you possibly fit in self-care…choose an amount of time, even if it’s only 5 minutes, and dedicate yourself to some form of self care 5 minutes a day. It might not happen every day, don’t beat yourself up. (Remember we are perfect in our imperfections!) But, by setting the intention you’re already creating a shift. After deciding on your time frame, make a list of a several self-care or self-exploration practices that you want to try out. Here are a few ideas, and keep in mind you can get as fancy or detailed as you want.

  • Close your eyes and focus on your breathing.
  • Take a mindful walk (around your yard, across the parking lot, etc.).
  • Snuggle with your companion animal and notice the edges, the separateness and the merging, notice the breathing of both of you.
  • List 3 things you’re grateful for.
  • Do 1 or 2 yoga postures.
  • Put on your favorite song and dance or sing.
  • Find a lovely view (trees, sky, mountains, edge of the woods and field) and let your eyes wander over it.

Repeat the ones that feel good. And pay attention to how your days and weeks change from this focused self-care and self-exploration. If you’re feeling out of sorts and you remember to shift to one of your practices, notice how that makes feel. What has changed? And for added incentive, make this a family affair. Talk to your partner and kids about what you’re doing and what they’re doing and what helps and what doesn’t. We can always learn more about self-care and self-exploration and sharing experiences is a great way to do so.

In the last week or so, I have been on a deep dive exploring myself and my superpowers. While I know perspective is one of them, the other is slower to emerge with clarity. So far, I know it has to do with connecting to the natural world. What are your superpowers?

As always I am here to assist you in clearing the way to new perspectives whether for just you or you and your companion animals. Please email or call 434-249-9786 for a session.

Referrals continue to be the best way for new clients to find me. Thank you for telling others about me and my work and even sharing this newsletter with those you think will be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

Events:

November 28, Tuesday 4-6

I am offering free 15 minute sessions at The Elderberry. I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you want a taste of my work or know someone who might be interested, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

~Namaste

~Yikes, I’m Awfully Visible this Month!~Crazy Fast Life~

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The speed of life feels crazy fast lately! In one of the energy forecast videos I watched for the month of October, Lee Harris talks about this increased speed. He points out the need for awareness of old patterns and not relying on those old patterns because this speed means that we can release that which we no longer need quickly, too. It’s not just that we experience things at a faster pace; opportunities appear at lightning speed, too. That’s what happened last week for me.                                        

The start of last week I finally got my hands on this month’s Awareness Magazine. I have an article on animal communication and a small profile on my companion animal work in this issue. This is a free local magazine you can find at the libraries among other spots. It’s also available online HERE. Please check it out and share it with your friends. And here’s where warp speed arrived. I got a call on Wednesday from a CBS 19 reporter who wanted to do a story on my energy work with companion animals. We met on Thursday for an interview and then I did a brief session with her and her dog. And ba-boom I was on the news Thursday at 6pm! You can see it HERE if you missed it. I am still rather startled at how it all happened so rapidly…and how actually I felt comfortable with it. A great experience full of layers of visibility, vulnerability, and how I am only in control of myself. On Friday I stopped in at the library and one of the employees I normally chat with came over to tell me she’d seen me on TV and that I had looked so relaxed. Who knew that all these practices of shifting myself back into that feeling/space of being connected to source would help me relax during an interview with a TV reporter?!

As always I am here to support you and your companion animals in your explorations. I had a recent flash of insight on my work before sleep the other night: I assist and support people as they (re)discover their connection to the natural world (plants, other animals, the planet herself). One of the ways this can happen more clearly is through taking a walk with me. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, please contact me or call me 434-249-9786 to set up a session. Thank you for referring others to me and my work. Thank you for forwarding this email to someone who might be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

Reminders:

October 24, Tuesday, 4-6pm I am offering free 15 minute sessions at The Elderberry. I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you want a taste of my work or know someone who might be interested, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

October 29, Sunday, 7-7:30pm Free Relaxation Session by Phone I will lead you through a guided meditation with the focus on deep relaxation, releasing what is no longer helpful to you, and opening to new opportunities. Register HERE.

~Namaste

~Who Are You? Growing and Knowing Self~Finding or Creating Stability and Balance during Change~

 Monarch enjoying the zinnias and african blue sage.

Monarch enjoying the zinnias and african blue sage.

I met up with a friend over the weekend to catch up. (I’m sure you’ll be shocked that we walked while we talked.) This particular friend lived through the woods from me during late elementary and middle school years. As is often the case with those of us who live in the same place that we grew up, we don’t stay in close touch with many of our friends from younger years, even when they, too, live in the same place. We had an immediate deep dive right into real conversations on life, something that happens with ease with those around whom I feel comfortable being myself. This interaction and the conversations, too, have me thinking about knowing self. While the me I was 30 years ago listening to Prince’s "Purple Rain" on the turn table in the rec room at my friend’s house is not the same me I am today writing this, the core of me is still the same. Is that similar to your sense of self? What’s your experience? I’d love to hear from you and you can always contact me HERE.

There are definitely times when I am aware of big shifts taking place within me, and other times when I know that I’m not the same as the day before, but the differences feel miniscule. This summer has been full of transformations and as I settle into this new season, I am (slightly) more comfortable navigating through life as this new me. The lifelines allowing me to find and create stability and balance over the summer during all the change were many and varied. My daily practices (morning walk, gratitude email) were my constant fuel. But other lifelines were: making sure I had quality time with specific friends (for me that was mostly one on one so I didn’t get overwhelmed); making sure to keep creativity near by listening to new music, pulling out the markers and watercolors for doodling; allowing myself plenty of down time to wander the trails with Lilly, scan the skies for birds, sink into good stories. Balance, as I’ve said before, is not an end point, it is a verb and is always in play. As we are always changing, we are seeking a balance whether that is a balance between being and doing, socializing and alone time, mental focused and heart centered, giving and receiving…you get the picture. While I don’t have a specific list for each of you, here are few things to keep in mind as ways to find and create stability and balance when you are in the midst of deep change.

  • Physical motion: walk, dance, hatha yoga, run, hoola hoop, etc.
  • Creativity, both making and soaking in others’: music, photography, drawing, painting, knitting, cooking, sewing, woodworking, gardening, etc.
  • Human connection: quality is important here.
  • Nature connection: focusing on how you are a part of your surroundings, the innate beauty of Gaia, this magnificent organism.

Explore what feeds you and what doesn’t, what resonates and what doesn’t. Keep a list of what you try that feels good and right. And bring this list out when you’re feeling overwhelmed or out of sync or like a chrysalis all wrapped up with massive transformation happening deep inside. Remember that as you change your list may also change. Growth is often cyclical or in a spiral, so breathe in, breathe out: you are always new and you are always you.

Nature Note:

Creatures are on the move: migrating, out on their own for the first time, foraging farther for food in the dry conditions. Keep an eye out for birds, insects, rodents and larger mammals. Lately our morning walks are full. We see bats, lots of fox scat (no sightings recently), pack of 9 stunning red coywolves, skunks, deer, eagles, kestrels, flocks of: geese, ducks, meadowlarks, red-winged blackbirds, cedar waxwings. And we took a trail walk last week and saw a bear. Lilly’s behavior along with a recently partially excavated ground wasp nest right off the trail meant I was on the lookout for a bear. Lilly gave one alert bark when we came upon the immature bear and in a flash the bear was off away. Who are you seeing? Stay safe and look to your fellow animals for reminders that we are all part of this magnificent life and for new perspectives on your own life.

As always I am here to support you and your companion animals in your explorations. As we are shift into the shorter days now that autumn has arrived it’s helpful to get that extra support before you’re stuck somewhere you can’t navigate from at all. If you’re wanting some help finding new perspectives in some area of your life or aspect of yourself (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or energetic), please contact me HERE or call me 434-249-9786 to set up a session. Thank you for referring others to me and my work. Thank you for forwarding this email to someone who might be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

Reminders:

October 10 5:30-6:30pm $10 at The Elderberry Sign up HERE Energy Structures: How you can help your pets be healthier and happier. Come learn about chakras, meridians, elements, and heart to heart beams for you and your companion animals.

October 24 4-6pm I am offering free 15 minute sessions at The Elderberry. I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you want a taste of my work or know someone who might be interested, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

~Namaste

~Welcome, Autumn~How to Deal with the Decrease in Daily Light~

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Autumn has arrived. It is still rather warm, but the day before the equinox the leaves on the maples around our house suddenly started falling. What is this season for you? I don’t mean the trendy pumpkin spice stuff. I mean, what are your rhythms for this season? Whether due to the lack of light when you aren’t at work or the desire to cozy in and craft or read in those darker mornings or evenings, is there a change in your outdoors time? I suggest finding even 2 minutes to be outside if your time outside is decreasing. Maybe that means heading out 2 minutes before you normally would to hop in the car and head to work. Take that time to walk the yard or driveway, or maybe sit or stand still. Whether you choose to move or be still, just soak it all in. Eyes open, softly scanning your surroundings or zooming in on something specific. Eyes closed, feeling the quality of the light on your eyelids. There are so many options in 2 minutes. Think of it as a refueling of your light levels for the day.

EVENTS

October 3 5:30-6:30pm $10 at The Elderberry

Sign up Here

Physical Structures: How you can help your pets be healthier and happier

Come learn how massage, diet, herbs, flower essences, and homeopathy can help you and your companion animals.

                                

October 10 5:30-6:30pm $10 at The Elderberry

Sign up Here

Energy Structures: How you can help your pets be healthier and happier

Come learn about chakras, meridians, elements, and heart to heart beams for you and your companion animals.

As always I am here to support you and your companion animals in your explorations. As we are shift into the shorter days now that autumn has arrived it’s helpful to get that extra support before you’re stuck somewhere you can’t navigate from at all. If you’re wanting some help finding new perspectives in some area of your life or aspect of yourself (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or energetic), please contact me or call 434-249-9786 to set up a session. Thank you for referring others to me and my work. Thank you for forwarding this email to someone who might be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

~Contracting and Expanding~Changing Rhythms~

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Recently I have had a few sessions with companion animals where the difference in their energetic size from the start to the end of the session has been dramatic. In one session with a cat, Lulu, at the end even as I took my hands away I could feel her still expanding. She wasn’t “done” even though our time working together was. In another session with a dog, Reaper, even though it was our first time working together, he was already expanding as I connected with him before I even introduced myself. We all contract, expand, and stagnate. Being aware of our current state of being can be really helpful in navigating both upheaval and calm. Knowing what each state feels like for you and knowing how to move from state to state is key in being the whole you at any given moment. This shift from contraction, or stagnation, to expansion can happen from a tiny nudge or may need a more prolonged interaction. Patterns are created from repetition and sometimes we aren’t even aware of the repetition until the pattern itself is pulling us along and we suddenly realize that we haven’t “seen” something different in a while. If we think of ourselves as musical instruments, we need to keep tuning ourselves all day long. As we are playing the symphony of our lives, we need to tune, re-tune, and re-tune some more. In addition to tuning, we can adjust the way we are relating to the world around us by changing rhythms and tempos. Here are a couple of exercises to play with as you explore contraction, stagnation, and expansion.

Exercise 1:

At some point when you are walking in a big space, inside or outside, change things up and jog a few steps or skip or slow down so your body is moving in slow motion. Change the speed and actual movements of your body. Notice what this feels like. What changes: physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically? Try this exercise at least once a day for several days and take note of how this changes the rhythms of your hour, day, week.

Exercise 2:

Get some tunes ready. Choose some slow and some fast. Turn them on and dance. Notice what feels good and what doesn’t. Check in with how you feel after you dance. How do the different tempos make you feel? Pay attention to the rhythms of your day and which tempos feel better at which times. Does it feel good to get amped up before you go to bed? Maybe it does, because it lets you crash out differently. There are no right or wrong ways to do this. Explore and find what works for you.

As always I am here to support you and your companion animals in your explorations. As we are moving toward the autumnal equinox and that amazing balance point, it’s a wonderful time to draw on these energies of balance. So, if you’re feeling like you could use some balance in some area of your life or aspect of yourself, please contact me here or call me 434-249-9786 to set up a session. Thank you for referring others to me and my work. Thank you for forwarding this email to someone who might be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

~Namaste

~How to Navigate these Intense Energies~Let’s Choose Growth~

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There has been so much happening in the last several weeks from white supremacy in full visible force going so far as to commit an act of terrorism here in Charlottesville to the continued examples of how the old structures of government have been unable to flex and grow over the years and are now obsolete and thus have no way to deal with the massive unraveling we are witnessing from the top down. From Harvey’s huge destruction in the United States to the floods in South Asia affecting some 40 million. It’s hard to find time to breathe. And in the midst of this was the Great American Eclipse. I am not normally physically affected by weather or astrological shifts, but I was physically agitated from midday Sunday through Tuesday morning after the eclipse. I felt like I was vibrating at a weird frequency from the skin all the way in. The echoes of the eclipse transformations are still rippling through me and will probably continue that way through the equinox.

How am I dealing with this intensity? I am focusing on my daily practices that keep me centered, aligned, and aware of my connection to source. My morning walks, gratitude emails, and ongoing conversations with my guides and allies are the strands of web I strengthen every day helping me to stay aware of myself in the center of this web of light.

How are you dealing with this intensity? Are you struggling? Are you taking time for self care? As beings of light, we are all affected (whether we notice or not) by rapid change in the amount of daylight. August has the biggest daily decreases in daylight and that has definitely made an impact on how we have navigated these intense energies.

Here’s a short exercise to help you maintain your connection to light. Take a few minutes to stand or sit outside in the light. Close your eyes, feel your feet connected to the earth. Feel the light touch your skin and invite that light into you. Allow the cells of your skin and hair to absorb the light. Feel the light continue into your body until your whole body is full of light. Take a moment to really notice how you feel all full of light. As you’re ready, open your eyes and step forward, shining your light as you go. The world needs you, so let yourself shine brightly.

I don’t know about you, but one of the reasons I am here in this human existence is to experience growth. Growth, whether outward or inward, macrocosmic or microcosmic, draws you into the All, brings you into the merging. The current events with racists so visible and vocal are a really big point of change or opportunity for growth for everyone. We all either benefit or are harmed by racism. No one of is unaffected. I am taking the events of August 12 in Charlottesville as a marker to stand up in a new way for people of color. I am being vocal at times I previously wouldn’t have spoken. I am engaging in dialogue to educate other whites and bring examples of white privilege to their attention. These conversations are not easy and so far they are stark examples of how poorly people are able to hear words other than those they are expecting and used to. Am I an expert? Hell no. But if we all wait until we’re experts, nothing will ever change. What I am is someone willing to hear and see other perspectives and take those into consideration. What I am is an explorer of self, of others, and of where we all merge as one. I invite you to join me in hearing what is being said. It is time to change and we are the agents of that change. Together we will create a new world.

As always I am here to support you in your explorations. This is a time of great reception and I am finding myself holding space and supporting as clients receive large energy transmissions. So, if you’re feeling like something is missing or perhaps you are ready in a new way to open to the possibilities that are in front of you in every moment, please email me elizabeth@elizabethbain.net or call me 434-249-9786 to set up a session. Thank you for referring others to me and my work. Thank you for even forwarding this email to someone who might be interested. My work is moot without you my co-workers.

~Namaste

~How Do We Respond to Acts of Terrorism?~We Are All One~

A few years ago I led a heart to heart cross species guided meditation to a group of kids. This is a guided meditation I have been leading for years, usually one on one but sometimes in small groups. These kids got it right away. It? What did they get? I asked them to share their experiences and one kid said, “It’s like there wasn’t any difference between us, we were the same.” He was relating his experience connecting heart to heart with another species (a cat, I think) and how he knew he was a human and he was connecting with a cat, while he also experienced/knew that they are, at the core, the same. This is the it that is an important view shifter as a living being.

This weekend in my hometown of Charlottesville there was a white supremacy rally that led to an act of terrorism where a white man purposefully and at high speed drove his car into a group of peaceful protesters. One woman was killed and 19 other people injured. This is just one hate event hitting so close to home, but this happens daily all over the world. This can happen in any town.

There are so many questions that arise from an attack like this. And there is much to be said on the evolution, personal and collective consciousness, of humans at this time. But I want to focus on one way we, as individuals, can help change things in a positive way. When someone is stuck with one narrow viewpoint and maintains that viewpoint by limiting his/her friends to people who hold the same viewpoint, stagnation is going to be the outcome. And what often comes from this stagnation is a divisive sense of us vs. them. When we seek out the perspectives of those who are not like us in some way, whatever way that may be, we can experience that the “Truth is one, paths are many” as Mahatma Gandhi said. By interacting with beings who are not our ideological or physical or gender (etc.) twins we can not only open to different perspectives, but also experience that inner core of all beings where we are all exactly the same: energetic beings of love. This is not just a mental exercise; this is where we have to make the connection and bring it into the physical world. We have to take the step to manifest this expansion and growth to bring this mental concept into the human collective consciousness.

One of my big themes in this life is perspectives. And my feathered allies are amazing teachers on just this topic. It’s not just about seeing the big picture or zooming in to see the details. It’s about seeing experiences as perspectives. We are connecting with other beings and using our hearts to explore experiences instead of just observing. There is suffering and joy. There is strife and peace. Whether you bring cross-species connections to people who may not have had the opportunity to experience them, or you find people who are not identical to you and work together on a project of some sort, or just go to social events where you won’t know all the people, you can actively open to new perspectives. Engaging in dialogue on topics of the mundane and the deep, we can expand our experience and have compassion for others and their experiences. We can continue to choose love and compassion over fear and hate.

This is only the tip of the iceberg of what our response can be to acts of violence and hatred. But, I am choosing to start a conversation because this is about all of humanity and I am here as a member of this species to remember I am (already) one with all humans and all beings. Please let me know what is showing up for you with this latest terrorist attack and such violence and hatred and blatant racism. How are you feeling? How are you responding?

If you do feel moved to put some energy in the form of money towards some of the organizations at the front of the push for equality for all, look HERE.

We’re still in this window between eclipses, with the Great American full solar eclipse happening on Monday the 21st, so notice what’s showing up for you. This window typically magnifies whatever inner work is showing up for your attention. And while it magnifies the work, it also magnifies the shifts, so use these energies to get some deep work completed, cleared. As always, I am here for your guidance in these deep dives when you need a supportive space and witness. Please email or call me at 434-249-9786 to schedule your session now.

Don't Forget

The Elderberry

Tuesday, August 22 4-6pm

I will be offering free mini-sessions focusing on the heart to heart connection between you and your companion animals. If you have a specific issue or just want to deepen the connection with your pet, join me for a 15 minute one on one guided meditation.

~Namaste

~August Energy Forecast: New Views Available, Expand Now~

The energies available this month showed up in a giant flash, you’ll soon see how appropriate that is. We tend to prefer the world of dualism where everything is black or white and right or wrong. Dualism has a place, but it’s an easy and, can be, lazy way of looking at life. This month we have eclipses and they provide us with the macrocosmic version of shifting perspectives of light and dark. Lunar eclipse is on August 7th and solar eclipse is on August 21st. How magical! This is a time of both individual and collective growth and expansion from the dualistic view to a multitude of new views. This is not about replacing a “wrong” view with a “right” view (remember everything is not always dualistic); this is about recognizing the myriad ways of looking at, experiencing, and being light and dark. Along with the eclipses, Mercury goes retrograde on the 12th which gives us the chance to revisit stuff and clear it away altogether this time, or notice the growth or stagnation. Specifically it is creating the space, and time, for checking in with past views of light and dark, again both individual and collective.

My suggestions for the month are the following. Breathe light. Before you go to sleep at night, close your eyes and breathe in light. Notice if the light has a color or not. Notice if it feels easy or hard to fill yourself with light. Notice how you feel. Repeat this exercise as often as feels good. Spend as much time as you can in the light, whether that is the moon or the sun. Notice the colors. Really delve into the concept that the world is made of light. And take your time, whatever it is you are doing this month, move with presence and awareness.

As always I am here to help you remember your way back to a heart centered perspective. Please contact me for a session.

~Namaste

~Warning! Side Effect: Deep Relaxation~Get in Sync with Your Pets~

Animal communicators come in many forms. While I consider myself an animal communicator, the scope of my work lies more in the energy work clearing and improving the communication between you and your companion animal than in me asking and receiving information from your critter. Pets already know about the heart to heart connection, but once you, the human, have experienced this connection and have a different awareness of it, pets will often begin to communicate and connect with you in new ways. Typically in the week or two after an initial session with me, people notice the differences. They may be subtle, like the dog suddenly wants to be physically closer when the person is home, or they may be more drastic, like eye contact that perfectly conveys unspoken communication.

During times of transition, working with me can provide energetic support to allow everyone to stay in balance and adjust more comfortably to the change. Here are a few examples of transitions that have prompted a session with me: a home is in renovation, moving to a new home, when a new cat or dog or person is joining the family, or when someone is ill. I also have a specific session designed for death, the transition from the physical plane which not only provides support as your pet leaves her or his body, but gives you images and messages that comfort you and provide you with a different perspective of this experience. Just by making an appointment, you are setting the intention to show up for a dedicated space and time focusing on family care. (Not that different than making time for self-care.) A little bit goes a long way and the most common comment after a session with me is, “I am so relaxed.” Usually the dog or cat and the person have experienced a deep relaxation together which is the best kind of side effect. Relaxation is where the magic happens!

I am offering free 15 minute sessions this Tuesday the 25th at The Elderberry from 4-6pm. (Details below.) I will guide you through a brief meditation bringing your awareness to this heart to heart connection with your pets. If you’ve been wanting to get a taste of my work or know someone who might like to try it, please come. To clarify this event is just for people…you’ll be able to check in with your pets once you get home to see what their response is.

If you can’t make it Tuesday, I am offering a 30 minute companion animal session at the discounted rate of $30 just this week. Please email me to schedule an appointment.                                                     

Here’s what people have to say about working with me in companion animal sessions:

“I definitely had no experience with the possibility with what you were able to do. So it was kind of a really cool surprise to actually have sensory experience with it. And so I guess the change was almost more like a mind opening change. And then my anxiety about Mollie was reduced because of that one session…. you’re very sincere in your desire to help people and animals. And you have absolute and total confidence that people and animals can participate in their own health and balance.”J.Z.

“I had two half-sibling indoor cats, each fourteen years old. One was forever gregarious and a darling. The other, a female, was always extremely shy and skittish. She disappeared into the basement whenever a stranger entered the house. She ran when I walked into the room. I wasn’t allowed to touch, so she hadn’t been to the vet in twelve years. I was sad but passive about having no relationship with an animal who shared my home. We were strangers living side by side.

I learned of Elizabeth’s services and called. I know it sounds like an evangelical miracle but the morning after our single telephone session I was lying on the floor rubbing Alice’s tummy. Thereafter she was happier, I was happier. I don’t know if Elizabeth’s skills worked on the cat or on me, but the result was real. If you have an animal or a relationship that needs improvement, I recommend Elizabeth without reservation.” J.C.

“When the time came for me to free Sammy and Chance from their fading bodies, I called upon Elizabeth for assistance. I wanted her to be with them as they made their transition from physical to spirit, to both assist them on the journey and provide me with comfort. I have long known that Elizabeth has an extraordinary intuitive gift, and using her during their transitions gave me even more insight to how incredible she is.  When Sammy passed, Elizabeth told me that she was surrounded by dolphins to guide her. When the time came for me to spread her some of her ashes, I chose to do so in the ocean. And when I did, the dolphins showed up, surrounding me. As Chance passed, Elizabeth saw that he was guided by white doves, and the next day as I sought solace at the ocean, over 100 beautiful white egrets visited me.  It's almost impossible to explain how powerful Elizabeth is, but I know that I will always call upon her to help my beloved companions as they leave their bodies.” P.W.

DON'T FORGET:

Tuesday, July 25 4-6pm and Tuesday, August 22 4-6pm at The Elderberry

I will be offering free mini-sessions focusing on the heart to heart connection between you and your companion animals. If you have a specific issue or just want to deepen the connection with your pet, join me for a 15 minute one on one guided meditation.

September (dates to be announced)

I will be offering a 3 part class. (You can sign up for all or just one or two.)

Energy Healing for Pets

Part 1: All Healing is Energy Healing. Are you interested in ways you can help your pets be healthier and happier? Come learn how diet, herbs, flower essences, and homeopathy can help you and your companion animals.

Part 2: Know and Strengthen Your Pet’s Structures. You might know something about your chakras, but do you know about your pet’s chakras? Learn about both energetic and physical structures of your cats and dogs.

Part 3: Animal Communication. Let’s deepen the connection between you and your companion animal. Communication is a joint effort; let’s learn the whys and hows.

I am now offering dog walking services in Crozet. 30 minute midday walks for those dogs who need to get out and move. I will also happily toss in some clicker training if dogs need some extra brain work. (Don’t know what clicker training is? Ask me!) Just like we need physical and mental stimulation, our dogs do, too! (Lilly and I have been working on some new dance moves. Have you seen our videos on Instagram at handle intuitive_energy_guide?) If you don’t live in Crozet, but know someone who does thank you for passing along my information!

~Namaste

~Thriving in the Heat of Summer~

In case you hadn't noticed it, it's HOT out there! We are moving into the heart of the fire that is summer. I've been hearing from folks that even if they aren't experiencing a rough ride, their loved ones are. We are already under the energy of the shadow of the eclipse season and many of us are experiencing a breakdown of old structures and the way these breakdowns manifest is so varied. Some of these breakdowns seem like surprises while others are old patterns making themselves known again. They are showing up in the physical body, the emotional and mental bodies, the spiritual and energy bodies. The societal, cultural, and political structures are on fire with these breakdowns. The planet herself is in breakdown.

The element of fire is about transformation. I'm clearly not the only one in the midst of transformation this summer. In Naisha Ahsian's book with The Crystal Ally Cards she writes, "The Element of Fire has appeared as a signal for you to prepare for a transformation! You are being initiated in a 'trial by Fire' that will create drastic change in your experience of the physical world." How does this resonate with you? I'm finding this fits with my own experience as well as with what I hear from friends, clients, and strangers.

So, how do we not just survive this fire and heat of summer, but thrive? The specific card you see above is not just a fire card, it's Topaz with the key word Intention. The energies of the crystal ally golden topaz carry the Golden Ray of Divine Truth. Look at your intentions and the reality you are co-creating. Notice what isn't in alignment with your true essence, your core of light. And use your intention and the energies of topaz to co-create the life that is truly you. The affirmation for this card is a good one, "I intend to manifest joy."

Breathe, be you, notice what is, and use your unique gifts and the tools always available to you to be the light that changes the world.

As always, I love hearing how my musings resonate with you. And a big thank you for sending this email along to anyone you think might like it. Be sure to check out some upcoming events and new offerings below.

Don't Forget

The Elderberry
Tuesday, July 25 4-6pm and Tuesday, August 22 4-6pm
I will be offering free mini-sessions focusing on the heart to heart connection between you and your companion animals. If you have a specific issue or just want to deepen the connection with your pet, join me for a 15 minute one on one guided meditation.
September (dates to be announced)
I will be offering a 3 part class. (You can sign up for all or just one or two.)
Energy Healing for Pets
Part 1: All Healing is Energy Healing. Are you interested in ways you can help your pets be healthier and happier? Come learn how diet, herbs, flower essences, and homeopathy can help you and your companion animals.
Part 2: Know and Strengthen Your Pet’s Structures. You might know something about your chakras, but do you know about your pet’s chakras? Learn about both energetic and physical structures of your cats and dogs.
Part 3: Animal Communication. Let’s deepen the connection between you and your companion animal. Communication is a joint effort; let’s learn the whys and hows.
 
I am now offering dog walking services in Crozet. 30 minute midday walks for those dogs who need to get out and move. I will also happily toss in some clicker training if dogs need some extra brain work. (Don't know what clicker training is? Ask me!) Just like we need physical and mental stimulation, our dogs do, too! (Lilly and I have been dock diving! Yes, that's what we're doing in the photo at the top. And we're still working on new dance moves. Have you seen our video on instagram at handle intuitive_energy_guide?) If you don’t live in Crozet, but know someone who does, thank you for passing along my information!
 
Buying, selling, or renovating houses can be greatly supported by my work. Together we can create the energetic space for movement in your real estate world, email me for a session or more details.
 
Walking this earth, knowing that I am part of her, is a sacred act. Should you want to experience this sacred space of walking the earth, please email me for details. I am always honored to support you in finding a heart-centered perspective in a phone session, if that’s what you’re looking for. Just let me know how I can help.

~Namaste

~Spotlight Moments~

 Lilly loves dock diving!

Lilly loves dock diving!

The midsummer transformation of mine is still in flow. For the last couple of weeks I have been noticing how just being me is such a different experience now. I feel as though there’s been such a massive clearing of old patterns (some not even mine) that I now have all this empty space within my being. And as I expand my inner core self out into all of my being, time spent just being me is so important. Little reminders have popped up recently to show me the sharp contrast of before (sometimes years ago, sometimes only months ago) and now. Do you ever have moments when you are aware you are making an important choice even if you have no idea why or how it’s important? I have had a number of situations recently where a spotlight is shining and I know it’s an important choice. The clarity that is showing up, so far, feels like a spiral where I know I need to say yes only to find that the yes leads me to a no: a clear knowing that this (whatever it is) is not for me. So, I am clearer on that which is not in alignment with me even as I am aware that I am not clearer on what it is exactly that is in alignment. And there’s that trust again. I do know there are deeper rumblings within me as something new takes form. But for now, I will just be me since that is why I am here.

Summer is rolling along now. We just had a full moon and I’m still feeling lighter with all that I released with this full moon. What are you noticing? Since you're here to just be you, email me for a session and let’s get you shining the light you are. The world needs your light.

Don’t Forget:

The Elderberry

Tuesday, July 25 4-6pm and Tuesday, August 22 4-6pm

I will be offering free mini-sessions focusing on the heart to heart connection between you and your companion animals. If you have a specific issue or just want to deepen the connection with your pet, join me for a 15 minute one on one guided meditation.

September (dates to be announced)

I will be offering a 3 part class. (You can sign up for all or just one or two.)

Energy Healing for Pets

Part 1: All Healing is Energy Healing. Are you interested in ways you can help your pets be healthier and happier? Come learn how diet, herbs, flower essences, and homeopathy can help you and your companion animals.

Part 2: Know and Strengthen Your Pet’s Structures. You might know something about your chakras, but do you know about your pet’s chakras? Learn about both energetic and physical structures of your cats and dogs.

Part 3: Animal Communication. Let’s deepen the connection between you and your companion animal. Communication is a joint effort; let’s learn the whys and hows.

I am now offering dog walking services in Crozet. 30 minute midday walks for those dogs who need to get out and move. I will also happily toss in some clicker training if dogs need some extra brain work. (Don’t know what clicker training is? Ask me!) Just like we need physical and mental stimulation, our dogs do, too! (Lilly and I have been dock diving! Yes, that's what we're doing at the top of this post. And we're still working on new dance moves. Have you seen our video on instagram at handle intuitive_energy_guide?) If you don’t live in Crozet, but know someone who does, thank you for passing along my information!

Buying, selling, or renovating houses can be greatly supported by my work. Together we can create the energetic space for movement in your real estate world, email me for a session or more details.

Walking this earth, knowing that I am part of her, is a sacred act. Should you want to experience this sacred space of walking the earth, please email me for details. I am always honored to support you in finding a heart-centered perspective in a phone session, if that’s what you’re looking for. Just let me know how I can help.

~Namaste