Connecting to Your Diamond Power

If you’ve been reading my blog recently, you know that I took an absolutely magical trip to Egypt last month. In my post, Lessons Learned in EgyptI described my experience in the King’s Chamber of the Great Pyramid. But I didn’t tell you everything. While inside that sacred space, I had a powerful vision.

After a restless start to the meditation, I reminded myself to focus on my breath and that began my journey inward and upward. Within minutes of deep focused breathing I found myself rising into a different state of consciousness and suddenly I saw a beautiful Ankh right in my heart center. Often referred to as “the key of life,” the Ankh is one of the most well-known symbols from Ancient Egypt. It looks like a cross but with a loop at the top. In fact, the Ankh is also known by the name “Crux Ansata,” which means “cross with a handle!”

Now remember, I was in that tomb in total darkness. This was an “inner vision” of this powerful symbol. It was both an experience of seeing and feeling it inside my heart. Then suddenly, as if things weren’t already blissful enough, the sweetest image of Jesus appeared to me, wearing a huge smile, with arms outstretched, radiating love and joy. Within a blink of the eye He transformed into the most beautiful stream of brilliant white light and flowed fully and wholly into that Ankh, into my heart, and I was at peace.

What a powerful message and experience – understanding how we connect to our Diamond Power!

Whether you want to call it God, the Universe, Source, or something else entirely, Diamond Power is simply the Divine energy that lives inside us all. Unfortunately, many of us are walking around totally disconnected from it.

Why? Because we live in total chaos these days! We’re all so busy working, running errands, and taking care of our families. We spend too much time in front of screens instead of connecting with the world around us and we’re constantly bombarded by news and information that’s meant to make us feel nuts.

The great news is – you always have a choice! You can either engage in the chaos or you can turn your attention to something else.

I know this is easier said than done. We all get into these habitual modes of behavior. But how about the next time you feel yourself slipping into old patterning, you try bringing your attention to the positive intention of connecting with your strength, intuition or inner wisdom? I promise you, as soon as you do this, you will feel peaceful, powerful and less alone.

Connecting to Your Diamond Power Is Easier Than You Think

Rest assured you don’t have to take a trip to Egypt to get back in touch with your Diamond Power! Although I highly recommend that experience if it’s on your bucket list! Truthfully and thankfully, It’s as simple as taking a hike or a walk in the park; making time for prayer, taking a yoga class or meditating.

Creating an affirmation for yourself, like the ones in my book Sexy and Sparkling After 40 can also be incredibly powerful. When you have a spare moment, get quiet, close your eyes and say to yourself, “I am one with Source energy, and I see my future strong, loving, filled with creativity, knowing and oneness with my Being.”

If you’re struggling, stuck in a rut or constantly surrounded by chaos and drama, I invite you to take the first step towards reconnecting with your Diamond Power by joining me for a special call this Tuesday 4/10 at noon. To reserve your spot, click here.

What Is Standing Between You and Love?

Spring has arrived ushering in a period of vibrant, feminine energy. Mother Nature is showing her stuff with blooming trees, bright sunshine and warmer temperatures. Now is the time to throw open your windows, ditch your winter wear and reconnect with your divine feminine essence.

For some women, especially the strong, independent women among us, this is easier said than done. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great that you are able to take care of yourself but here’s the thing: you may be creating an invisible wall between yourself and the men you’re trying to attract, hindering your ability to create and maintain healthy, loving relationships.

Ay yi yi, is this what you want? I’m guessing, the answer to that question is no.

So, here’s what you need to do:

Click here to find out if you have these 5 man repellent behaviors

How to “Weather” stormy times

Last week I flew to the east coast for new training and planned to meet up with a dear friend afterwards for several days of fun in the Big Apple. We had planned this girlfriend getaway at the beginning of the year and I was so looking forward to hanging out and exploring Soho, the meatpacking district, new restaurants, yoga, shopping, FUN!

After one day we discovered another mammoth Nor’easter snowstorm was confirmed to be on its way. Dang! Big change of plans.

Has that ever happened to you? Maybe not with the weather, but some area of your life is about to get stormy? You plan; you have expectations and then, bam! You see or feel a big storm brewing that has the potential to put a kibosh on the way you want things to go.

It can be very disappointing, can’t it? Might even make you angry or sad or frustrated. A part of you might even go into full denial thinking it won’t be that bad. Sound familiar?

I have to admit, that was me. I started going into denial – and then something happened that helped me move through this situation with a new perspective, ease and grace.

Through the disappointment and denial, a small inner voice surfaced saying, “ Your life will be much easier if you leave early. You may have another day of fun before the storm hits but your life will be chaos if you stay with your original departure plans. So much so you will lose the joy of what you’ve experienced so far.”

But boy was that other voice strong that was fighting for me to stay!

Enter CHOICE!

Remain in NYC, have another day of fun and then deal with the craziness of canceled flights – surely it will all work out???

OR

Leave early and avert the messiness, struggle and stress.

Even as I write this it seems like a no brainer, doesn’t it? Who would put themselves through such stress? But sometimes when we want something so badly, we aren’t flexible and we don’t think logically. That’s what was going on with me, my inner child was having a tantrum and wanted to stay and play. She wasn’t seeing the BIG picture. Can you relate?

Ultimately that intuitive voice of wisdom won out.

Boy was I glad it did – it saved me lots and lots and lots of stress!

On the plane ride home I reflected on the scenario. And what I realized and learned is that we all have “weather” – whether it’s produced by Mother nature or “life”. And we all have a vision of how we want things to go. How we choose to deal with it directly affects our inner happiness and peace of mind.

So consider this question, “Where in your life do you sense some “weather” on its way? Absolutely when things aren’t working out the way you want it can be very upsetting. Trust me I get it. However, when you let go of your attachment to your desired results, get quiet and listen to that inner intuitive voice you will empower yourself and bring about a calmer, healthier outcome.

What can you do to prevent or down-grade a big storm looming? It might be a situation with your partner, your boss, a parent or child or friend. Tuning in to your Diamond Power, that power within you, that is greater than you, will guide you to the best outcome. That said, the guidance might feel kinda scary or bring up some fears or turn you in a direction you aren’t crazy about, but it will ultimately make your life so much more peaceful and happy.

So is there an action you can take or a conversation you can have that would help you avoid a BIG storm?

What I learned and want to share is that ultimately, listening and following that inner guidance brings a better outcome than you could have ever imagined or planned.

In my case, once home I realized my original “travel day” was now a free unscheduled day and that thrilled me! It allowed me to be spontaneous, check out a nearby resort, collaborate with some friends and come up with some new ideas that will make my upcoming retreat even better!

What choice will you make?

Here’s to letting go, listening to your inner Diamond Power, and calming those impending storms!

How to Master Inner Peace

Have you ever had a sudden insight that made things crystal clear?

The kind that inspires such knowing there’s no room for confusion, doubt or skepticism?

Loooove when that happens, don’t you? It’s like a cosmic kiss!

So a few days ago, I was thrown such a kiss! I had woken up feeling kinda funky and decided to take a walk in the park to shift my energy and mindset. And even though I was having my usual morning chat with God, rather than letting Spirit flow through me, I was mentally trying to force and control my shift with no luck.

Have you ever done that?

Frustrated I asked, “Ok God, help me see what I need to see, know what I need to know and feel what I need to feel” and literally within seconds I was given a great gift – a wonderful insight.

Click here for God’s message to go from funk to fantastic!

2nd Lesson from Egypt

Last week we talked about the choice between staying connected to God’s peace within or indulging in the chaotic distractions of our outer world. I invited you to join me in a one-week challenge to become aware of your options and make a decision that serves your highest state of Being so you can maintain more joy in your life. How did you do?

I have to be honest and completely transparent about the last week for me – it was pretty up and down. My sister-in-law is in the hospital and I got completely riled up at the incompetency of the doctor who was treating her. Fortunately she was transferred to a different facility with higher quality care where she was diagnosed accurately and is receiving the meds she requires.

But until that happened it was a roller coaster of anger, fear and prayers. Boy did amnesia set in several times around staying in God’s peace!! Geeeez Louise!

I found myself getting extremely angry and emotional, blaming and judging the doctor. All stemming from my huge fear that his misdiagnosis and blunders might lead to losing my sister-in-law whom I love deeply – she’s been a big part of my life since I was 16.

Have you ever been in a situation like this? Where you feel helpless and you know your emotions are not contributing to a positive outcome but you are gripped by fear?

What do you do to turn a situation like this around?

Fortunately I caught myself and realized my fears and complaining about her poor care were not helping her get well or being a support to my brother. And the truth is, the doctors incompetency was not to be ignored, and it was reported; however, THE KEY was not to indulge in the situation – not to continue to put my attention on what was going wrong.

With those realizations I was able to turn my energy around to prayers of gratitude, seeing God’s healing, loving light flood her body bringing optimum health to every cell.

What I learned:

We all suffer from fear, from guilt, from challenges, from bad stuff happening – it’s part of being human. The thing is, those emotions are all low level and will attract more of the same so we have to ask ourselves, “Do I want more of this?” and if the answer is no, we make a choice IN THAT MOMENT to use our beautiful minds to turn the titanic around with a higher vibratory thought, a life generating thought.

This is our opportunity to build upon last week’s principle of “The One”, “The All” understanding as above, so below.

This week we look at the principle of Vibration. Everything vibrates. Our emotions are a good indicator of where we are vibrating. Fear, irritation and anger are all low vibrations. With our conscious awareness we can influence our emotions and increase our vibration creating different results. Now that’s pretty cool and empowering, isn’t it?

Since science has proven that what we attract is based on our vibration – it’s helpful to be aware of our thoughts and emotions – are they supporting a high vibration or a low vibration? If we want to attract better things into our life like more love, greater health, more success and prosperity and FUN times all we have to do is turn our attention vertically and open wide to God’s Infinite Love and wisdom.

When I was in Egypt I pressed my body and face against a hieroglyph on a wall in the Temple of Isis where they used to do high ceremonies.

I asked for a message.

What I instantly heard was so simple, so powerful, “Be grateful to God for EVERYTHING and all will work out well.”

Of course...GRATITUDE – one of the highest vibrations!!! Sometimes things are so simple we don’t see it especially if we have a pattern of struggle and lack. But the good news is, it really is that simple.

Try it now – name one thing you are grateful for and notice what shifts in your mind and body. Are you feeling more peaceful? If you aren’t moving towards a peaceful place continue a mantra of what you are grateful for until you feel calm within.

Now you have a very easy plan. When challenge, fear and guilt start to creep into your mind, make choices that support not only your highest good but everyone around you too. Look up, speak gratitude and fill up with the vibration of God’s Love. Wow what you will attract!! Sparkle Sister, life is about to get a whole lot easier! Yayyyyy!!!

Lessons learned in Egypt

I just returned from an epic pilgrimage in Egypt – it fulfilled and exceeded a bucket list dream I’ve had since I was 7! So excited to share the wisdom gained from this powerful experience over the next weeks and months with you.

One insight I’d love to start off with occurred on the last day of the journey. It had been arranged for our group of 65 to have private access to The King’s Chamber in the Great Pyramid. So in the wee hours just before dawn, flashlights guiding our way, we climbed the narrow passageway to the sacred space. After 20 minutes we arrived – the room was large with high ceilings and felt more spacious than I imagined it would be.

We cozied up sitting against the walls and laying on the floor in anticipation of what was next. Our pilgrimage leader, Mary Morrissey, instructed us to turn off all flashlights and then in the pitch darkness of the apex of the pyramid (so surreal!) led us into a silent 30-minute meditation to connect with God.

As I became one with the vertical stream of God’s loving light. The message was powerful –

Click here to learn more about the message from the Great Pyramid

5 Tips for Creating a Self-Love Day

I want you to pretend that we’re hanging out together at our favorite coffee shop. We’ve got our latte’s in front of us and I’m sitting across the table from you when and I look up and say, “Girl, you are overdue for some pampering ‘me’ time!”

I stand up, take your hand and proclaim that today is all about you. We’re going to create a space for you to refuel, recharge and treat yourself like the amazing woman you are!

We go to our favorite bath and body store. You buy some bath oils, a luxurious new robe and maybe those little things they put between your toes when you get a pedicure. Yes! We’re going all out for your much-needed self-love at home SPA DAY!

How is this sounding so far? Pretty good, right?

But now, let’s imagine that I’m not there with you, encouraging you to take care of yourself. How likely do you think you are to actually do it? I’m thinking the answer to that question is, “Not very likely.” Let’s change that!

Self-Love fuels the soul.

It really is that simple. When we make ourselves a priority, we can more easily make others feel important as well.

If you have difficulty putting yourself first, here are some Self-Love Day suggestions that will fill you up and make you sparkle.

  1. Write yourself a love letter! Describe everything that you love and find amazing about yourself. Tell yourself how proud you are of all that you’ve accomplished. Make it fun by using your favorite pen and some pretty paper. If any negative speak comes into your head, physically flick it away from your body and keep writing!
  2. Make a homemade sugar body scrub. Mix together honey and raw sugar and rub this on your body while in the shower. As you brush away all the dead skin, imagine that you’re also brushing away all the negativity that has been clinging to you, making it difficult to feel lovable and open. Doing this will make you feel fresh, polished and pretty.
  3. Have an “I Love You” bath or shower. Get a white soap like Dove and work it into a lather all over your body. You should be able to ‘write’ on your body and see it. Write “I love you” on your arm, and say out loud “I love you, arm, you help me hold the hand of my partner,” or “you helped me cradle my children.” Praise that body part for all it allows you to do. Do the same to your breasts, belly, your legs, even your bottom! When you’re done praising every body part, lovingly wash off the soap. You will feel so much love for your body.
  4. Give your hair a loving treatment! Wet your hair and rub several tablespoons of Coconut oil into your hair and scalp. Then wrap it in an old towel and let it sit for a few hours. While you’re waiting, get back into that juicy book you never finished or watch a movie. Wash your hair as you normally would. It will feel silky and nourished!
  5. Give yourself a mani or pedi or both! You can buy DIY kits at most drugstores. Paint your nails a bright SELF LOVE pink and every time you look at your handiwork, you will feel that love!

Try to make time for one of these Self-Love Days at least once a month. It doesn’t take much effort to create one and there are no rules. Do anything that resonates with you and makes you feel good.

The words we speak to ourselves are very powerful!

Dr. Masaru Emoto’s studies show that the way we speak to ourselves carries its own energetic weight. In one of his experiments, there were two glasses of water drawn from an identical water source. On each glass were written words. One glass had positive messages and the other, negative. The water was left to sit for a while and later viewed under a microscope.

What they discovered is astounding!!

The molecules of water in the glass with positive words looked like snowflakes. They reflected like beautiful prisms. The water molecules in the glass with negative words were shockingly black and yellow. They looked horrible.

So on your Self-Love Day make sure that you’re using only words of love.

Let’s share our Self-Love days! What do you have planned to let yourself know how much you care?

Hot Tips for More Love this Valentine’s Day!

Valentines greetings from Egypt – while I’m on a spiritual pilgrimage to deepen my own personal journey of expansion, growth and self love you were on my mind.

Tomorrow, as you know, is the most exalted love day of the month.

How are you doing?

If you are already in a wonderful relationship I’m wishing you a beautiful celebration:)) But if you’re not and you find yourself longing to be in a deeply loving and connected partnership you are in great company. In my experience as a coach, I’ve learned that the majority of women share this common desire.

We are all on this planet to love and be loved.

And we’ve all been there on Valentine’s Day. The one day of the year that makes being alone feel even harder. Every shop window is full of hearts and red roses. Restaurants are advertising their special Valentine’s Day menus. If you were in a relationship last year and this year you’re not, the day can become a difficult reminder of what’s missing from your life.

But it doesn’t have to be this way!

Click here to find out how to make this a love filled memorable day…

Spice Up Your Love Life This Valentine’s Day!

Let’s face it: most long-term couples find themselves in a romantic rut at one point or another. Between your kids’ busy schedules, your demanding jobs, and that never-ending and totally unsexy daily task list, it’s hard enough just to sit down and have a conversation, let alone make time for romance.

For some women, the problem is bigger than a lack of fun in the bedroom. They wish for a deeper sense of emotional intimacy and connection with their husbands. They think back to the early days of their courtship, to their lost sense of play and spontaneity and wonder if it’s possible to ever get that back.

I’ve got good news for you. It is absolutely possible to rekindle your sense of passion for each other!

All it takes is a willingness to try something new and spice things up! Are you game? Why not try a Romance-Capade? So what’s that you might ask? It’s a themed rendezvous meant to bring connection, fun and intimacy into your relationship.

You can follow any of the 15 presented in my book OR let your imagination go wild and create your own. With a little prep work and a spirit of fun, you’ll have a great time planning your sexy escapade.

One of my clients decided to do the Moroccan themed Romance-Capade for her husband’s birthday. Believe me when I tell you that she’d never imagined herself belly-dancing after 40 years of marriage!

She ended up having so much fun buying props and planning the evening. He loved it and she felt invigorated and empowered by the whole experience.

Here’s the deal: that guy you fell in love with, the one who gave you butterflies simply by looking in your direction, he’s still in there! And he wants to come out and play just as much as you do!

Like my client, mix things up with a little moxy and create a romantic evening that brings you and your partner back to those heady days of dating. Make his favorite dinner and eat it by candlelight. Create a playlist of songs from that time in your life and you’ll be sure to remember why you fell in love in the first place.

Here are some idea’s to get you started….

Fill your bathroom with candles and draw a luxurious bath for the two of you. Or bring the balmy, romantic nights of Hawaii to your home with a sexy hula show.

Feeling extra adventurous? Book yourself a room at a nearby hotel. Have your husband meet you at the bar and send him a drink with a note attached that reads, “I saw you on the subway this morning and I have to have you…meet me in room #…in ten minutes.”

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, empower yourself by doing something different. If you want a little creative step-by-step help you can grab a copy of my book Sexy and Sparkling After 40. In the second section, Passport to Passion, you’ll discover more than a dozen exciting Romance-Capades, themed adventures created for women who want to spice up their love lives and deepen intimacy with their partners.

I first presented Romance-Capades in product form at a romance party years ago. As the women crowded around the table, I could tell that, while intrigued, they were also a bit unsure about how to put these teasing trysts into action. Some of them were downright scared!

You might be feeling a bit insecure or unsure too – that is normal, know that you’re not alone.

But know this, your guy isn’t looking at what you consider to be imperfections. He’s admiring and appreciating you for being adventurous and playful. And he’s feeling hot and bothered knowing that there’s a big time “win” for him at the end of this sexy story.

But, if you think you might be so nervous you won’t be able to go through with it, try one of these tips:

  • Ask one of your girlfriends to be on standby for a last-minute supportive phone call or text message.
  • Give yourself a heartfelt pep talk.
  • Get some exercise.
  • Reminisce by going through photo albums and remembering all the happy times.
  • Do a meditation/visualization just before he arrives.
  • When all else fails breathe and open up to your feminine nature. Getting started is the hardest part. Once you’ve jumped in, you’ll be thrilled to see how much fun you can have creating the experience.

This Valentine’s Day, put your favorite Romance-Capade into action. Don’t wait for your man to make dinner reservations. Take the lead and you will feel enlivened, vibrant and empowered!

xo

 

3 steps to safely love again

As we head into the month of love there is a promise, a hope a thought… this year is gonna be different. I’ve spoken to so many of you in the Sparkle Community who’ve said, “This is my year for love – I desire and deserve it!

Yes you do, you ABSOLUTELY deserve to experience great love and the time has never been better than today – so draw an invisible line, step over it and claim it victoriously!

Whether you’re single or in a committed relationship it’s time to take bold action moving you towards your dream. If you are single I always say there’s a lid for every pot and if you have a lid you may want to improve the fit. Regardless make a decision for your dream.

Hmmmm…are you beginning to notice any anxiety rising up? Twitching. Starting to sweat. Are you hearing yourself blurt out, “Not so fast!. As much as I want that, it’s a little bit scary. I don’t know if I can trust again…I’m not sure I’m ready to open my heart again…but dang I really want it! 

Does that sound familiar?

If that speaks to you in any way, and you’re ready to let your desires run roughshod over your fears then listen up! (And by the way, I’ve been there, too – I know what it’s like to have painful doubts that keep you from the amazing life you know in your heart can be yours).

That’s why I’m writing to you today. Because all those doubts are about to disappear… forever. Click the video below to learn how….

It’s my easy-to-implement “3 STEPS to make it safe to love again” video. I created it especially for you, because I’ve been where you are.

And I know that deep down you are longing to experience a love like no other.

By the time we’re done, you will have a key tool to succeed.

To set you free and help you feel safe to love again.

And steer you in the direction of the love you’ve missed out on all your life.

Now is your time! Leave behind the doubt, fear and paralysis that’s kept you hiding. A romantic adventurous and fulfilling love life is waiting for you!

xo

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