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Posted June 2017 ~ As I’ve always said and believe, faith moves mountains, but prayer, moves God! Prayer changes everything…I am always amazed at how fast challenging or painful situations can be resolved, removed entirely, or used as the springboard for a much better phase in your life…deepen your daily practise of praying to your spirits and God and watch how fast your life turns around. Posted Feb. 2018 ~ I’ve been having this conversation quite a bit recently; talking with loved ones, friends, and clients dealing with some unforeseen difficult or painful situations. While initially these profound experiences feel debilitating, in reality, they’re going to be liberating because your spiritual attunement has been activated. People forget, that darkness too, is a gift…if it connects you deeper to Spirit or introduces you to the Divine, your life will never, EVER be the same once you are touched by Spirit ~ and thank all that is Holy for such a blessing, even if spoken through tears. Posted June 2017 ~ For those still struggling to see the picture of their new life: HAVE NO FEAR ~ you WILL find your way, the path is already hard-wired into you…just sit quietly, detach from the anxiety and listen to your inner self…the vision and trajectory are there. Trust the process and before you know it, you’ll be on your way… Posted May 2017 ~ Ohhhh, the power of the spoken word…words can manifest anything…your greatest dreams or your most painful experiences…words are spoken thoughts and indeed affect the energy and spirits around you…be very mindful of your words: self talk, talk about others, words said in anger or, your heartfelt prayers…you will have to live with the consequences of what you speak into existence, so choose them very carefully…words matter! Posted Sept. 2016 ~ People forget communication is a gift. I’ve never been a fan of explaining myself to anyone…it misleads them into thinking they’re entitled to know everything you do, and they’re not. Be selective with whom you communicate; not everyone is worthy of your time, thoughts or energies… Posted Apr. 2017 ~ Start your own revolution today…start from within…you will no longer be marginalized, manipulated or disrespected by others and they are no longer allowed to define your value…you are too powerful and precious! Revolt! Posted Sept. 2017 ~ Saturday…in the Vodou, this is the sacred day to honor the Spirits of the Dead: Baron Samedi, Manman Brigit and the Ghede. It’s also the perfect day to honor all those who walked before you. Saturday is a powerful day for anything magical, psychic or ceremonial, so it’s an ideal day to celebrate your ancestors as well. Take time to commune with them, draw upon their assistance, wisdom, guidance and insight. Your ancestors are your first line of spiritual defense, as they speak the language of the Divine Spirits and the ones closest to you here, in this realm. So for those struggling with something, uncertain where to go at this point or, what to do about a situation, try sitting with those from your bloodline for few moments today, call upon them…see what they whisper and reveal to you… Posted Jan. 2018 ~ Using my sumie roses today for the message of love! The search for love includes self love and the first place to find love is within. Learning to love YOU, being comfortable with YOU, enjoying who YOU are, being content alone, without being lonely…these qualities are needed before you can truly love another. If you’re constantly moving from relationship to relationship, having to be surrounded by people non stop, can’t be alone for one moment, or needing constant distractions to fill this “void,” stop and ask yourself: What is it about YOU that you are not comfortable with??? What is it about YOU that you are escaping from???? Work with that for a while to fall back in love with yourself and stop seeking the external. This “void” of what you probably “feel” is loneliness, is a desperate cry for YOURSELF! There is nothing more liberating and empowering than learning to be alone, without being lonely. Set yourself FREE from this trap of chasing distractions: You are enough, more than enough…now go spend time with that amazing person! Posted June 2017 ~ Practising the pause…pausing is usually the key to genuine awareness and understanding of any conflict or distressing situation. Pausing prevents irrevocable reactions we are all so prone to displaying; which never serves to resolve the matter. Stop reacting, start pausing ~ give yourself the space to reflect on what is actually happening and where the root of the issue is coming from…and when you pause, pray…for as above, so below. Posted Oct. 2017 ~ A beautiful reminder as to the power of prayer today…prayer is your gateway to spiritual power…and the most important conversation of your day. Even if you can’t speak, your tears are prayers, as they travel to the spirits too. I see it everyday in our practice, prayer trumps panic, pain, angst and confusion every time. If you’re worrying about it, start praying about it! One prayer CAN change everything! Posted Oct. 2017 ~ Your heart is the gateway to your soul…when seeking answers, pay attention to what your heart is telling you. Does this person/situation feel bad to me, wrong for me, hurtful, joyful, supportive or inspiring??? Take some time to clear out the chatter in your head, check your ego and agendas at the door, and sit quietly with your heart…the answer is always there. Posted Nov. 2018 ~ Transformations….not for the weak. They are usually in response to a form of loss, grief or suffering. And as painful as the situation may be, suffering is always the road to transformation. It takes tremendous focus, faith and will to make major changes in your life. Releasing past behaviors, reactions, habits and as is so often the case, toxic connections, which only hold you back. This message is both a reminder and confirmation for my friends and loved ones, to bravely stay on this road of change. Stay this course. I know it’s murky, dark, uncertain, isolating and confronting those demons are very painful, but necessary to become who you want to be. If you’re tired of the same energies weighing you down or the same circle of toxic friendships or the same stagnating rut, let those fires of transformation burn away all that no longer serves you. This will sculpt you into the masterpiece you are destined to be! Posted Jan. 2017 ~ I truly believe we are BORN with love and LEARN our fears…transformation of your life, in ANY manner always begins with “unlearning”…unlearn those fears because love exists in EVERY situation, just look past the veil of appearances and you’ll find that powerful link ~ all the other nonsense, tied to what we’ve learned, is just an illusion…learn to love fearlessly… Posted Jan. 2018 ~ Whatever it is you’re doing, do it with love…that is the only way…love is the most powerful element, the most critical key to every bit of success: love of self, love of others, love of life, your work and your passions…stop hiding from it, stop burying it, stop blocking it, stop being afraid because of your past…love surpasses all of that and it is everything it is cracked up to be, which is why we fight so hard for everything we love and who love us…so go and love harder for yourself and others and actions…love isn’t love until it’s given away… Posted May 2017 ~ Sharing some inspiration on mad, passionate LOVE with one of my favorite Goya paintings,: “Doña Leocadia” or “The Seductress.” And it is true, we already have enough mediocre things, events, routines and people in our lives…LOVE definitely should NOT be one of them! Here’s to your new, mad and passionate love affairs folks! Posted Aug. 2017 ~ Truth! You can never have enough of L-O-V-E in your life, everything else is secondary in the end…protect and cherish those who step up and love you, for they are irreplaceable…and make a point to love them even harder, self-included… Posted June 2017 ~ I was having this heady conversation last night about our ancestral lineage. In the Vodou, turning to our ancestors during times of hardship or uncertainty is one of our first lines of defense and assistance. There is no other energy directly linked to you like your ancestral bloodlines. Which is why it’s imperative to honor those that walked before you: YOU ARE BECAUSE OF THEM! During times of struggle, call upon them to help remember who you are, draw from their love and wisdom ~ they are there to support and assist with your journey and can never abandon as you are a part of each other eternally. Because of this, it is equally important to live your life honorably, as you too, will be called upon for future ancestors. “The problems that lay before you, are not as strong as the ancestors that walk beside you.” Posted Nov. 2018 ~ Honor that space of the “in between” as I like to call it. Let that space inspire you instead of terrify you. You don’t have to see the precise plan this moment, that will happen in the “in between.” This space allows you to listen; listen to your heart and the whispers of your soul. This space allows you to find yourself over and over again. Who are you today and what do you need or, no longer need? What dreams are calling you? What can you let go of to make more space for them? The answers can only come in the absence of the noise, distractions, drama and chaos. For those who have the blessing of being in this space of where you are and where you’re going, savor it…it is delicious! Posted Aug. 2017 ~ You have the power to free yourself from any self imposed prisons…stop being prisoner to the past, bad relationships, hurtful family members, fear to try something new, addictions or old, worn programming ~ whatever is holding you hostage, you have the power inside to free yourself…do it today! Posted Nov. 2017 ~ When it hurts ~ observe…you’re being shown something…life is trying to teach you something…pay close attention to the unhealed wounds, your reactions, and the repetitive painful scenarios you find yourself in. This is the darkness within each of us; this is the unconscious playing itself out over and over again which you haven’t dealt with, avoided, or may not even be aware of. We repeat what we don’t repair. Awareness, enlightenment, or healing cannot take place unless our darkness becomes illuminated: the painful, hard, and sober, self examination of our choices must confronted for true enlightenment, liberation and growth. Posted May 2018 ~ Stop the habit of waiting. Stop waiting for them to value you, develop character, step up, grow up, show up and honor their word. Stop waiting for them to stop their addictions, excuses, disrespect and selfishness. Just stop! Live your life without waiting around for whatever and whomever. You only have a limited amount of time scheduled for this realm and tomorrow is promised to no one. Time is your most precious asset. Let those around you flunk out, be miserable, treat self and others poorly, remain immature, manufacture drama or whatever they’re doing that is unacceptable. Just break the habit of waiting…it’s a disease that imprisons you for somebody else’s agenda and their inability to live a life of purpose. There is no such thing as “someday” you only have “today” to pursue your dreams, soul purpose and build your empire. Don’t waste it on waiting for someone to maybe, “someday” catch up because “someday” will follow your dreams to the grave. This is especially true for the first person that popped in your head too…cut them loose and set yourself free. Posted Mar. 2018 ~ Get your mind out of the way…instead, examine that “logical” record, replaying the slew of negative beliefs about yourself, over and over again. Start getting into the habit of rejecting all those insecure thoughts, reliving past hurts, lack of self worth, self love and all the inner dialgoue of fear and unworthiness. Those “logical” voices creeping up repeatedly in your mind, do nothing but instill fear and discouragement from accepting what you truly deserve and desire. And the cruel irony is, many of these negative belief systems are largely due to societal conditioning. These crippling belief systems of somehow being yourself is wrong, not enough, less than, not as attractive, too smart, not smart enough, too this and not too that enough, blah, blah, blah… None of this negative chatter has any place in manifesting every single thing you want, in fact, it absolutely prevents it. Yes, while our logical mind supports self preservation, too much of that dialgoue does not allow most of the miraculous and magical energies from entering your sacred space and being. You have to “feel” it to receive what you desire, not use your logical mind to tell you all the reasons why you can’t have it! Of course you can have it, you can have anything you truly desire, that is your divine right and that divine being living inside of you will make it happen if your mind is out of the way. If you need help determining where your energetic/spiritual blocks are, or what is impeding your progress in any area, schedule some time with our Mambos or Hougans, they are fantastic at pinpointing these negative interferences. Posted Apr. 2017 ~ Powerful message written behind a bathroom door at a tango venue last night (as we do in ‘Nawlins lol!) ~ had to share with all of you…seemed like a very specific message for many of us to remember today. Hope you love. Posted Dec. 2017 ~ Inner peace, love and happiness are ALL inside jobs folks…it all begins and ends with you…it begins the moment you choose NOT to allow external factors or people to define, disrupt or control your emotions. And it ends, when you choose to allow it. You’ll never calm or control the storms around you, you can only calm and control your reactions to it ~ the storms will pass… Posted Dec. 2017 ~ One of my favorite expressions and one of the hardest habits to break: worrying…especially for people like myself who over-think everything ~ we almost obsess about the “what-ifs,” or our never ending task lists, and all the contingency plans for disasters that rarely occur lol! It took me a million years to not worry so much, and still do as it’s my natural baseline, BUT remember, worrying in and of itself is a form of manifestation; we often speak or create such challenges into existence with our ruminating on the problems that have NOT happened…and for the most part, what we worry about is almost always totally inaccurate anyway…so worry less, pray more…what will come will come, if it goes, let it go…it’s still going to be okay… Posted Dec. 2016 ~ When your instincts are confirming you’re being undermined or sabotaged, stay the course ~ this is often confirmation you are on the right path and a very successful one…THIEVES DON’T BREAK INTO EMPTY HOUSES folks. Connect to the Divine and banish your enemies! Posted Nov. 2017 ~ Sharing with you my magnificent, magical crystal ball, just in love with it’s vibrancy and movement. This was gifted to me over 20+ years ago for the grand opening of Erzulie’s Authentic Voodoo, by the legendary Richard Moffitt, one of my mentors (of the famed Mystic Curio shop on Rue Royal for 40+ years…may he rest in peace). I am a huge fan of scrying techniques, as it not only allows for clarity, spiritual and psychic attunement but also pulls up your own deeper subconscious and unresolved inner issues by forcing you to see into the mind’s eye and dealing with the hidden energies. It’s a powerful tool for both divination and contemplation, profound awareness and guidance. For those seeking answers to deeper issues, emotional struggles, roots of behavioral patterns or self sabatoging tendencies, I share with you this precious crystal ball to turn your gaze inward, connect to self and spirit and discover your magic within! Posted Aug. 2018 ~ I’ve always said, magic works when nothing else can! Even if nothing else seems to be working, your magic can and will! I was reading Ham on Rye last night and it reminded me of this quote by one of my fave authors & poet, the brilliant Charles Bukowski. There is a time when we spiritual, creative, artistic and musical souls question everything. Question our place in this world, question our gifts, question our vision, question if we even belong in this space and time. We have chosen a road much less traveled. A road most around us don’t resonate with, and feels, that even fewer understand. It can make us feel uncertain, discouraged, misunderstood and at times isolating, because there is simply no blueprint or road map to see the why’s and how’s. And that’s ok…there isn’t supposed to be, that is precisely why you have YOUR magic, to guide YOU on your path and share your unique gifts with the world. So, for all my loved ones and friends out there who decorate our lives with their art, our time with their music and our souls with their words, you are absolutely pure magic…this one is for you! Don’t ever settle for anything less than the magic in you and in your life… Posted June 2018 ~ And in your darkest hours when you’re all alone…when your mind is replaying those unspeakable moments of your past and all of the life changing hurts….those painful times in your life that your mind keeps obsessively going back to, over and over and over…when your thoughts are tricking you into thinking you are not good enough…it is in that precise moment, at that very point, you must focus all of your attention, energy and every thought you have on all the good in you, all you’ve accomplished, all you’ve survived and all of the joys in life, and do that repeatedly…the light in you becomes so bright, it will swallow that darkness. Focus on the light, always. Posted July 2017 ~ Bold changes in your current situation begins today! In honor of the new moon, I selected one of my favorite images from my Daughter’s of the Moon Deck ~ this is the time to unequivocally decide to either DO something, or, STOP doing something…choose wisely: as your choices today determine the quality of your life, joy, happiness, dreams, goals and resolution to current conflicts for a long time to come. For your situation to change, you have to change something, try something different: even if it only means surrender and letting go. Your chariot has arrived and your future is waiting…jump aboard folks and keep it moving! Posted Nov. 2016 ~ Honoring all those who walked before me today…because of you, I am… Posted Sept. 2017 ~ Pairing one of my favorite pieces of New Orleans street art to touch upon that powerful tool called INTUITION; especially now with all the heightened psychic energies occuring due to the Pisces full moon…the more you LISTEN that inner voice, the more that “muscle” is developed and, the more of a superpower it becomes for you. I like to think of intuition as your soul speaking. For those struggling to trust their inner voice, a good rule of thumb is: if you truly FEEL something is off, or wrong, or not right for you or right for you, LISTEN TO THAT, not what other’s are telling you, because YOU ALREADY KNOW the answer! Posted July 2017 ~ For those struggling with fear. What are you running from? Everything you’re running from is in your head…quit that habit, end that pattern…hiding behind fears, terrors, traumas or your past will never stop your destiny anyway…spirit will always find a way to keep you on your path…let that nonsense go or be dragged…you were called for something greater than to avoid where you need to be…embrace this, you can do this, besides, your destiny is waiting anyway… Posted Dec. 2017 ~ Not EVERYTHING needs to be talked about…meaningful silence holds FAR more power than meaningless words…living a world that NEVER stops talking, we forget that silence is NOT EMPTY, rather, it is actually FULL of answers, clarity and guidance. Many have lost the precious gift of being content and at peace in quiet solitude; distracted by the glorification of busy with endless and, often addicting, interruptions and chaos to fill this “void” within. This only robs us of our time to collect our thoughts, listen to the voice within and connect to our higher self. It is worth noting, SILENT and LISTEN use the same letters…take some time to incorporate both in your life and watch how fast everything changes. Posted June 2017 ~ For those who truly feel like they don’t belong or fit in this world…I say: GOOD FOR YOU! You were not created to merely “fit in.” Fitting in is boring anyway and usually reserved for the mediocre and the unimaginative. Folks like YOU: the dreamers, thinkers, artists and the spiritually attuned, are here to fulfill your divine purpose and destiny. Now go, be FIERCELY you and create a new world… Posted Feb. 2017 ~ Pay attention to things that you are passionate about…they are NEVER random…they are tied to your purpose…and always propel you out of negative or harmful situations…follow your bliss folks! Posted Oct. 2017 ~ For those feeling a bit unsure or a little lost lately, this too is part of the path ~ so embrace the uncertainty. Sit quietly and listen to your heart…what you’re longing for is probably your purpose or calling for this time in your life. Try to sit in meditation or quiet reflection for a few minutes each day, to get more clarity or answers on what it is your struggling with. Meditation is your inner medicine and a powerful tonic to cure the unsettled being…this will illuminate the path to your purpose…