• Fuel Your Phoenix

    Image ©phoenix-skyress


    When Archangel Azrael first came to me as the primary angel I’d be working with, I recoiled in disbelief and fear. After all, he is the archangel associated with death, and I didn’t want to get too close, as it might have implications for myself and my family. At the time, I didn’t even think about transformation and recreation that are associated with him as well…

    When Pele stalked me, I thought – OH YEAH! Here is a goddess associated – on the positive side – with fire, authentic desires, transformation, creation. She has a negative side as well. Let’s just say, it’s fiery, explosive, and destructive (think volcanoes)!

    Then, yesterday, I had a beautifully peaceful meeting with Shiva, the god associated with things like destruction and death – but also with shedding unnecessary ties and identities and the cycle of death and the creation that follows.


    I am a Certified Transformational Life Coach. I am a Scorpio, whose highest manifestation is a phoenix. I help others destroy and create.

    I help release Phoenixes.


    I am an energy alchemist, helping people create vitality and happiness from the fiery, “negative” feelings that naturally occur when they are unhappy, dissatisfied, frustrated… I help others rise from the ruins of what wasn’t working in their lives. I help them feel stronger and more powerful from having their experiences in the first place.

    And I am here to preach the fact that negative thoughts aren’t anything to be ashamed of or to avoid! Not. In. The. Least.

    They are to be harnessed; their power needs to be used to create better situations for people, for communities, and for the world.

    The alchemy part – the transformation – is the most important aspect of it.

    You see, people can’t stay rooted in the anger and expect good things to come of it. People must learn to temper the bad to fuel the good. People need to learn to accept their negative feelings and be able to use them properly. I discussed that before in my post, Anger is Your Friend.

    We can’t allow emotions like anger, fear, unhappiness, discontent, frustration, and sadness to be deemed unacceptable and “lower vibration” emotions. We cannot allow ourselves to feel shame for having these emotions in the first place. We cannot shame others for having these emotions. Period.

    It is well documented, throughout the ages and in so much literature and symbolism, that fire = passion! Anger has changed a thousand million bad situations for the better – controlled, peacefully expressed anger changes things. And also, there have been times when battles have produced good results overall, like in WWII when Hitler was defeated and the genocide associated with his regime stopped (unfortunately – genocide still happens. People need to get in touch with their anger and vent it to the leaders who are behind these atrocities, other than just focusing on ISIS… but that is a different topic for a different blog…).

    Don’t get me wrong, I think war is bad, bad, bad! But, unfortunately, we haven’t learned how to properly use our societal griefs and anger in a more enlightened, less brutal way. Sad, isn’t it? Tempered emotion is known as diplomacy. We need to use that option far more often than the boots on the ground method.

    Anger can be good. Using anger to fuel change can be good. We must learn to see destruction, release, and anger, sorrow, fear as catalysts for change, growth, and creation. We need to harness our fire and use it with the precision of a master welder. We must rise from the ashes of what didn’t serve us to create what does.


  • Letting Go

    Let go. Allow. Trust in the Will of the Whole.

    This is one of my absolute favorite quotes in life. I hold nothing, and in doing so – or not doing so 😉  – I allow the things to come into my life that are for the best. What a great lesson.


    Recently, I started working with a protocol to open my pineal gland based on the recommendations listed on the Fuller Life Website. The protocol recommends:

    1. A few drops of Cedarwood essential oil dropped onto the palms. I inhale the scent while meditating on the INTENTION of releasing that which no longer serves me. The site recommends that you not only drop the oil on your hand, but also to hold it about 6 inches above the hand when dropping in order to address any imbalances that are being carried in your aura.
    2. Inhale Frankincense while rubbing it into your throat chakra, your third eye chakra, and your crown chakra. After rubbing the Frankincense into your higher chakra areas, meditate a little bit on attracting the best things into your life that will serve your highest and greatest good.
    3. Follow up with Joy oil (from Young Living) on any areas that you feel lacking on in your life. If you are feeling sad or depressed, put Joy on your heart chakra. If you are not so confident, put it on your solar plexus chakra. If you need to feel more grounded and stable, put it onto your root/base chakra area.

    This combination of oils should help you release the things that are no longer serving you: relationships, careers, thoughts, habits. It also helps you to bring new, better things into your life – those things that will serve your growth and better your life. Then, you address any areas that need extra loving attention.

    Please note that, in my experience, the Joy is absolutely necessary in this combination. When you start releasing negativity and kind of detoxing your thoughts and life, it can stir up some anger, resentment and sadness. Before I added an uplifting scent to the end of the ritual, I had a couple of days of dealing with the emotional detox that this process can stir.

    Interestingly enough, this ritual came to me in the knick of time to celebrate tonight’s powerful full moon in Scorpio and partial eclipse of the moon. Scorpio is all about transformation (and is my sun sign) – and the power of this full moon is one of releasing those things in our lives that we no longer need and increasing our personal power and attracting more affirming, positive, and healing  situations into your life. Here is some more information I found at New Moon Manifesting.

    The tarot cards that hint at this process of upheaval and transformation are The Tower or Life Experiences (in the Angel Tarot deck). I had this card come up in a one-card personal reading for myself the other day.

    The Tower from Aleister Crowley’s Mirror of the Soul Tarot Deck
    16 AA Chamuel Life Experience from Doreen Virtue's Angel Tarot deck
    16 AA Chamuel Life Experience from Doreen Virtue’s Angel Tarot deck



    *If you are interested in purchasing Young Living Essential oils for this or any other ritual or health reason – or if you would like to have advice about how to treat your issues with essential oils, please email me.