• New Moon In Aries – Get Ready To Create Change

    I’m always fascinated to see/feel how the energy of the moon cycle and the sign it shifts in has such a direct and subconscious impact on my life.

    For example, today is the New Moon in Aries. The moon turned new at about 1 am UTC, and so the energy of the moon and its transition started to intensify, for me anyway, about 3 days ago.

    I should have known something was amiss, as I got a little agitated. Uncomfortable. Ready for a nice, big shift to happen.

    My go-to for information about the moon cycles and what I might feel is the Mystic Mama blog. I’ve used it as a resource time and time again and have not been let down.

    This month, with the New Moon in Aries, we are being called to embrace that which we desire and actively work to create it in our lives. This is going to require complete honesty, letting go of what isn’t serving us (to create space for what will), and really, to get assertive and actively go out and pursue what we want.

    For many spiritual entrepreneurs like myself, the masculine feeling of this energy can be a little daunting or intimidating. I’m a flow kind of gal – but, I guess the Mars in me (as a Scorpio) is pretty comfortable in the active, assertive, organized, and strategic planning.

    And I was sooo inspired by Patricia Liles’s words from her write-up on the Power Path:

    On April 17, Chiron moves into fiery, courageous, Aries for the next seven years.  That’s a major shift point.  We will truly embrace how we create our own reality and may it be magnificent and full of energy, vitality and protective instinct.  Aries, as the masculine first sign and ruled by Mars, encompasses both our vital, emergence into individual selfhood and the mantle of the divine Warrior, champion and protector of all that is sacred and worth defending.  Chiron will take us on the journey of healing our masculine selves and teaching us right use of the medicine of fire, desire and will in consort and balance with the feminine.

    I see Lenny (from Laverne and Shirley) biting his knuckle when I see this. There is so much YES here!

    So, my dear. You are being challenged to put the Law Of Attraction into play here and start working your reality to make your life what you want it to be. So. Inspirational.

    Right now, I would highly recommend doing work that is designed to BUILD OR GROW. As the moon will be growing, you want to name your mission for growth in this moon cycle. Lay the foundations for yourself. Polish your message. Start working on the ground floor. Build a stable structure.

    What will you be working on growing for yourself during this moon cycle? What do you need to DO in order to make it happen or create the reality you’d like to have. Feel free to share in the comments below.

    And don’t forget to leave a little bit of YES energy here and/or blessings to help us all achieve our goals!

    Blessings to you!


  • Ways to Make 2015 Your BEST Year Yet!

    What are your Keywords for 2015?

    Seems to me like KEYWORDS are the latest and greatest way to set goals for the new year. I kind of like the concept, as some of the resolutions I set shouldn’t be strictly defined – they are more like feelings or overall impressions of what I want to achieve or accomplish during the year. Keywords are something like the pictures in your Vision Board that don’t really represent a static concept, but trigger something in your subconscious brain that draws you toward a great goal that you just can’t define at the moment.

    For example, my first Vision Board contained the following picture from Alex Grey:

    Alex Grey, Seraphic Transfer 1
    Alex Grey, Seraphic Transfer 1

    At the time, I didn’t realize what it meant, I just KNEW that it touched me at some level and that it was a part of what I wanted in my life.

    Then Reiki found me, and I understood.

    It is so important to incorporate specific and measurable goals into your New Year planning AND to make room for less defined, more fluid or spirit driven goals, aims, or intentions as well. Sometimes the things that can’t be put into words or assigned numeric values actually become the most important things in your life.

    So what are my keywords for 2015?

    Here are some of the words I considered:

    Electrify. Desire. Authenticity. Luxurious. Fireworks. Balance. Satisfaction. Receive. Passion. Ignite. Enlighten. Magic.

    I can’t pick just ONE. It is hard! And I’ve decided NOT TO! I am a rebel like that, and there is room for ALL of those words on my Vision Board!

    I did pick a few words that I want to share with my clients and base my own business on this year…

    Intend. Believe. Manifest. Grow. Prosper. Give. Balance.

    These words encompass what I want to do in the new year, and also what I want to help others to do for themselves.

    These words require an element of faith and imply the internal and external work that needs to be done in order to create a life that is both balanced and also expanding in all of the right directions.

    What advice can I give before you even start?

    Be honest with yourself and with the people around you. There isn’t any reason to mask or disguise your authentic desires in life. If you do, you probably won’t like the life that you create because it won’t be the life you DESIRE. So get comfy with being clear and honest with what you really want in life.

    Understand that you might need to make compromises, but figure out the best possible alternative to your number 1. For example, I KNOW that I can’t get a beach home right now, but that I might be better served living in the city than living in the country.

    Give it time to grow. Don’t give up on something just because the end result you were hoping for doesn’t materialize in 2.5 seconds. Dreams sometimes take a while to manifest (like the place, time, and money for my beach house). Be patient – but do set deadlines for the Universe. I will cover that this year. It’s an important part of manifestation.

    Be flexible. Let your dream evolve. Be willing to change your mind or your course. Let life shape and mold your intentions and their outcomes. Be prepared for your wildest wishes to come to you in the most unlikely ways.

    Reach out. Sometimes you will need a little bit of help to achieve what you want. There is no reason to do it alone – you have friends and family members who would likely LOVE to help you out. There are also support groups and mentors galore on the internet, literally bursting with great advice and tips to help you achieve just what it is you are dreaming about.

    I am one of those people! You can email ME! Let me help you!

    With love and blessings and wishes for your BEST year yet!



  • Can I Be Honest with You Here?


    The coffee is percolating, and I am thinking about how much I am dreading the next few months when winter has it’s icy cold grip on the area I live in, and I have to slip, slide, and shudder my way through the days.

    Me no likie.

    If I were perfectly honest with you, myself, and everyone in my life, I’d admit that I want to live in a tropical environment. Well, I HAVE admitted that I want to live in a warm, sunny place next to the ocean, where I can comb the beach every morning or after school with my children while working out the details of my next blog post in my mind.

    The depressing part is that it just. ain’t. happening. in the near future. You see, we live in a pretty fab location, theoretically speaking. My kids are settled and have friends. My son’s first grade class has 15 students – the entire school has 50 kids attending. My daughter has 2 and a half years to go until she finishes her school, where she is finally comfy, settled, and has a great network of friends. We have a house that is nice, even if it is a bit too small for us right now. We have universal health care and good public transportation. My husband’s job is good. To leave would be foolish.

    But my soul – MY SOUL – is screaming GET ME TO THE BEACH! Find a house in California or Florida or Spain or Cyprus or SOMEWHERE where there is sunshine, seashells, and the smell of the ocean on a daily basis. My soul says that is what I need to thrive.

    My heart and head say I need to be around people who speak English more often so that I can build a business – around as in interacting in a general social way on a regular basis – not just once in a great while or when we visit the States every year.

    So what do I do? That is the $64 million question. I’ve gotta do something. I’m dying here.

    For the time being, I fill my online vision board with pictures of the beach. I plan our summer trip to Greece (SQUEEEEEE) and keep my fingers crossed for a beach getaway to Cyprus in spring. I fantasize about building my business to a point where I can afford to buy an apartment in a sunny locale so that I can escape the cold from time to time – or even to afford to vacation in the sun and warmth a few times a year.

    I also visualize myself getting to the point where I can afford a nice apartment or home in Vienna, so that I can have a social life and network. That move probably won’t happen for a few years, but it never hurt a girl to dream.

    And dream I do. Big time. Dreams that make others scoff and give me that, “Oh, really?” look.

    YUP. Totally. I think I can manifest my dreams. In fact, I am sure I can make it happen for myself. These are my dreams, and I know the power of owning them, accepting them, and allowing them to manifest in my life. When I need to work toward them, I will. When I need to step back and accept what comes to me in the form it does, I will.

    So what are my dreams? I’ll share them with you.

    I desire:

    An apartment in a warm and sunny location, near the beach, where I can escape to a few times during the winter. If I were completely honest with you, I’d fill you in on the fact that my fantasy apartment or home is quite luxurious – in a great location, modern design, all the bells and whistles. (Maybe I can find something to rent…)

    A home or apartment in Vienna. I want to be in walking distance from a yoga studio and a health food store. I want to have a garden and convenient shopping. Honestly, I want this place to be Jungenstil architecture with parquet floors, with an office and a sauna and a modern kitchen and close to a great place to hike and play – and plenty of room for my family and our stuff.


    Focus so that I can serve the people who need to work with me. Right now, I feel so scattered and all over the place – but totally in love with all of the things I do. I love crystals, tarot, angels, coaching, energy, talking to people, blogging, helping, creating, dreaming, symbols and even business strategy and building and helping people create their OWN businesses and passion driven lives – but I don’t know how to best combine all of this or if I want to combine it or what. Sigh. This is why I am getting some coaching for myself.

    A housecleaner. Yes. Abso-freaking-lutely I want a housecleaner who comes in like once a week to do the bathrooms and windows and ironing and mirrors and all of that bleh stuff that I just don’t want to do.

    A rich social life full of fabulous women and men who are totally tuned in, interesting, insightful, intelligent, thoughtful, and inspiring. I want to have deep conversations. I want to connect.

    Body love. I want to move regularly, feed myself like a Goddess and have a body that looks and feels healthy, beautiful, vital.

    I want to be able to want it ALL and then some without being judged (internally or externally) for having big, monumental dreams and desires. I want a multiple six figure income (at the very least). I want travel and speaking engagements and audiences. I want book deals and interviews and influence. I want to be a bestselling author. I want to be well known.

    I want to be able to generously contribute to causes that move my heart and soul. I want to support better lives for people I know and people I don’t know.

    I want to be financially independent. This is a BIG one to me. I want to contribute to our family’s welfare and I want to have enough money to make decisions in our life. I don’t want to rely or depend on anyone for my well-being. I know my hubby is a wonderful provider and I appreciate him and his contribution – I just need to have my own, too.

    There’s a LOT more on that list – and I think it is time to get started on creating the reality that I have dreamed up for myself. I am getting aligned with that vibration, and have absolute faith that I can make these things happen and I will make these things happen.

    What are your big dreams, desires, and goals? Are you ready to do what it takes to achieve them? Feel free to share them in the comments below – or schedule an appointment to discuss how to turn your dreams into realities!