Archive for the Task #1: Know Yourself Category

There are natural gifts, and there are SKILLS you learn to develop and use your gifts — are you training?

When a healer friend invited me to a psychic party earlier this summer I said, “Yes! Sounds like a lot of fun!”  And it did. The funny thing is, being a professional psychic myself, I don’t usually attend things like this. I don’t consult psychics because I […]

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Three symptoms of being naturally psychic

This article is one of a series about a recent psychic party I attended. See bottom of article for related articles. At this party, the psychic, Jonna, told us a little of her story of learning how she was so psychic. And I nodded along because parts […]

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Adventures in watching the logical mind deal with pain

Was sitting up in bed this morning, listening to birdsong and enjoying the cool (ok, COLD — this is Wisconsin) breeze drifting in the windows…. ahhh…. when my cute little monkey mind noticed that my back hurt. Very slightly. In one spot. The pain had started in January […]

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Life’s amazing two-step recovery process

Two weeks ago, I valiantly attempted to cut through the tough leaf stem of a particularly large houseplant, using a mediumish pair of desk scissors. (It was handy.) Though still not sure how, I managed to pinch the pad of my right middle finger between the handles. […]

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Clear this common email habit before it festers into unhappiness

As you may know, last year I took a break from daily interactions with my business and went on an almost-sabbatical to rethink my book. One of the many gifts in stepping back was that when I returned to the daily details of running my business (only […]

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A secret about clutter: this morning’s meditation insight

My friend is putting together a class on clearing clutter, and this perennial struggle has been top of my mind.  Then this morning, my meditation gave me an unexpected insight into the piles and disorganization we call clutter. As I sat in meditation enjoying an unusually deep […]

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You are so lovable… right?

Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you have a romantic partner or not, let’s ponder and honor all the things that are so lovable about you! (Get ready for a long article.) Nah, scratch that. The details don’t matter. Here’s the truth of it: You are simply loveable. You […]

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Was Jesus talking about artistic angst in the Gospel of Thomas saying #70? (Article 2 of 2)

Continuing from last week, we are exploring an often misquoted saying from the Gospel of Thomas, which erroneously is quoted like this: INACCURATE: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you […]

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For inner guidance, analyze your DAYdreams, too!

For 15 years I have done intuitive dream analysis and folks have loved it (just call me Joseph–lol!) I know there are a variety of theories about dreams, ranging from dreams being meaningful to meaningless. For some reason, my clients typically walk away with a big new self-insight […]

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Went fishin’ for something greater…

Over and over again in the spiritual journey, we encounter dark nights of the soul–periods when we get discouraged and bleak, despite our circumstances. This depression rarely makes sense: just last week you may have been totally upbeat about a certain project, with the world at your […]

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Clearing Dad Pain

Was your dad perfect? Mine was pretty good, but I can totally look back and spend hours listing things he might have done differently. Not necessarily because that would have been better, mind you, lol. Just because I am an expert criticizer! If you are reluctant to […]

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Going on a pilgrimage… see you this fall!

I’m going on a pilgrimage, and have agreed to give up something of great value to me. Right now, it’s all swirling in my head. This is spring, a time of rebirth, newness, and growth. Perfect timing. A pilgrimage is a journey to a place of great […]

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Is Your Intuition Scaring You?

As a coach or mentor to healers, I often meet folks who are really weirded out by their own intuitive gifts. I get desperate emails from strangers asking what to do because they see double numbers on the clock all the time, or feel other people’s emotions, […]

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Is it a sign? What does flying tea mean?

Just went to the cabinet to get out some tea. When I opened it, one box jumped out at me and kerplunked on the counter. Kombucha. Detoxing tea. (What do you think? Anything meaningful there?) “It means I’m supposed to have that kind of tea!” exclaimed one corner […]

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Is power about influencing and dominating?

What is power? How would you define it? Recently I read this definition: “Though power most often refers to the ability to influence people (Guerrero, DeVito & Hecht, 1999, p. 314), power is also related to dominance and status (Guerrero, DeVito & Hecht, 1999, p. 315)…” Hunh? […]

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Fastest way to clear pain and burnout

On Friday I attended a writer’s retreat and I am still floating. Because I am a writer. It’s my life purpose, the way I fulfill my divine contract. When I returned, I was quite surprised to find the pain from a recent horrible relationship blowup had all […]

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Why it’s OK to want to change, but not do anything about it… yet

Is there some area of your life where you know you need to make a change, but you just… haven’t… done it yet? Maybe you’ve been intending to lose that extra 10 pounds, start a newsletter for your business, finish your book, or do that scrapbook. I […]

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Welcoming Aquarius: Summoning Your Allies

Friends! The Sun moves into Aquarius today at 8:10 am pacific time. We leave the silence of Capricorn to rally our passionate troupes. Here’s the big question: Who do you want to be playing with this year? With whom do you feel most alive? Who inspires you, […]

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The true value we seek in a role model

I’ve been searching hard for a good quote about being a strong role model for others. It’s an important role to play. Role models shine their light brightly to help those behind them find their way. They uplift and inspire. As healers, we need to be great role […]

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What flavor of psychic are you? Part 2: Clairaudience

This article series is about the many forms of human intuition. Do you know your strongest type? To recap our intro article, intuition is a way you can receive information through the parts of your consciousness other than your physical body or rational, thinking mind. Intuition is […]

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