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Posted Feb. 2019 ~ Wanting a sign IS a sign…it’s usually the first indication things have or are about to change. When you start sensing subtle shifts, uncertainty, or even anxiety, chances are you are about to be making some new decisions somewhere in your world. With respect to romantic relationships however, wanting a sign tends to bring about a need for confirmation and clarity often due to conflicting behavior, the nagging feeling something isn’t quite aligned or, someone’s needs have changed. Either way, the first step to releasing any doubts and uncertainties is to recognize when they begin, sitting still to address the swirling thoughts and pinpoint where in your world they are stemming from. Your mind wouldn’t be wanting a sign to begin with if something hasn’t changed or needs to be addressed. Embrace these changes and find comfort in the unknown as it’s a gift: the gift of awareness and intuition, two very powerful tools. So for those looking for a sign to confirm a certain area needs revisiting, this is your sign. Let us know if we can be of any help in clarifying those signs for you too, our highly experienced practitioners offer many spiritual options for just these situations! Posted May 2019 ~ What is it that ignites you? And, does your current life reflect this? If not, you have to keep it moving toward that direction. This is the time to reconnect to what your soul is telling you; take some time to sit still and examine your situation. Does this match how your soul feels? Quiet the mind, without your narratives, the story you tell yourself, without the fears, without the comfortable familiar, without others’ expectations playing in your head, or any other distractions you’ve cultivated to avoid the numbness and listen to your soul. Create the space for what you need, crave and dream. Your life changes dramatically when you align with your soul. Posted Jan. 2019 ~ We live in a world which demands our endless attention, relentless distractions and assaulting noises and we wonder why we feel our lives our out of control. The merciless notifications, blinging, clanging, pop-ups & ringing are harassing your senses all day ~ no wonder we feel we’re losing our mind because WE ARE with these nonsensical and manufactured fire drills! Start with turning all “the vices” off each day for a scheduled time slot to sit in peace. Make this commitment to yourself. It is vital to reset our overloaded minds, they cannot process the amount of information being hurled at it every moment of every waking hour. It also keeps us in a constant state of anxiety, inability to focus, causes extreme stress to our systems, addiction to escapism issues and prevents us from staying in a healthy mental balance. We have to find the time each day to connect deeper to our needs, solve problems, listen to our inner voice and our spirits. We need sacred space and silence to heal, replenish, and gain perspective. We are so busy with such nonsense we’ve become human “doings” versus human “beings!” Sit in some silence each day; allow your body, mind and spirit to relax, reconnect, release and heal. If you’re in at an extremely stressful and chaotic cycle in your life, SIT IN SILENCE LONGER! Sacred space is miraculous. Changing your life starts with changing your thoughts; only silence and space can bring this. Posted May 2020 ~ A little talk about the energy behind your self-thoughts today. You feed energy into what you believe. And keep in mind, energy is the currency of the universe, so what you’re “paying” attention to is what you’re “buying.” Try to be more aware of the thoughts and perceptions about yourself that you’re “paying” attention to. Do they serve you or harm you? Take advantage of this isolation time to change your inner dialogue if needed, because that will change your life. We live in our minds, so make it a beautiful space folks! #selftalk, #awareness, #thoughts, #energy, #spiritualenergy, #whatareyoubuying, #payingattention, #changethescript, #harmfulthoughts, #selfperception, #empowerment, #changeyourlife, #trainthemind, #selflove, #encouragement, #intuition, #lifeforce, #spiritualenergy, #beautifulspaces, #liveinourminds, #blessings, #spiritspeaks, #thoughtsarethings, #selfworth, #selfrespect, #youdeservemore, #motivation, #changeyourworld, #whatareyouthinking, #truth Posted May 2020 ~ A little reminder about “being valued” today. I’m hearing a theme in my sessions lately of mixed messages, lukewarm efforts and, those questioning their worth based upon such behaviors, whether it be personal or professional. Always remember someone’s efforts are ALWAYS a reflection of their value or interest in you. Read that again! And, while your worth and value don’t belong in their hands anyway, never stay near anything or anyone who doesn’t cherish, nurture and appreciate your precious soul, efforts and energy. The right people and places will ALWAYS value you in the right way, every time! You have to know your worth, even if they don’t. Just walk away; poor, substandard or ambiguous treatment is not allowed in your life anymore. Choose you! #walkaway, #selfworth, #value, #selflove, #selfrespect, #knowyourworth, #dontstay, #leave, #novalue, #appreciation, #yourworth, #empowerment, #spiritspeaks, #notallowed, #inspiration, #howtheytreatyou, #toxiclove, #selflove, #notallowed, #nocontact, #stayaway, #youdeservemore, #precioussoul, #energy, #youareworthmore, #lukewarm, #noambiguity, #motivation, #blessings, #highquality Posted Feb. 2019 ~ A powerful reminder for all of us on this peaceful Sunday. My morning mass at Our Lady in the FQ was all about: do not quit, don’t give up, love spirit more when things are the hardest, and turn it over to the Divine. And it’s true, one prayer CAN change everything. Amen! Sending lots of love your way today everyone. Posted Aug. 2020 ~ Wise words from Tiny Dragon today…the company you keep: a critical component to the quality of your life. The company you keep is a direct reflection of who you are or, who you want to be. Surround yourself those of good quality only; from a spiritual perspective, energy is absolutely transferable and negative energy rubs off the fastest. It is said, show me your friends and I’ll show you your future…so, choose wisely, as the company you keep will influence a tremendous amount of where you’re headed. #company, #friendsyoukeep, #influences, #trajectory, #whoyouare, #whereyouregoing, #quality, #respect, #honor, #environment, #badcompany, #energy, #spiritualenergy, #energyistransferable, #spiritualtruths, #distanceyourself, #lookaroundyou, #badvibes, #harmfulenergies, #badjuju, #nochaos, #support, #selfempowerment, #highvibe, #reflections, #goodsouls, #encouragement, #aimhigh, #lowlevelbeings, #yourcircle Posted Aug. 2020 ~ Everyone is fighting tough battles here…with so much volatility, fear and uncertainty, nobody is at their best during these unprecedented times. Let’s try being more gentle with ourselves and those around us. So many are struggling just to get through the mounting pressures and panic, many are dealing with heartbreaking losses and most feel as if they are barely treading water. I say all this as a reminder that each and every one of us are at war with something, and often, many things: internally, externally and environmentally. Let’s not war with each other. We need each other now more than ever. If we all remember someone’s poor reaction or anger or unkindness is rooted in their personal war, you’ll take better care of yourselves by not engaging, and thus each other, with compassion. It will move us through this dark cycle faster! #war, #compassion, #fighting, #hardbattles, #stress, #uncertainty, #panic, #fear, #begoodtoeachother, #takecareofeachother, #lovenotwar, #peace, #understanding, #reaction, #awareness, #fightingdemons, #demons, #tryingtimes, #makelovenotwar, #toughbattles, #noneedtoengage, #breathe, #pray, #prayer, #detach, #understand, #worktogether, #spiritualtruths, #weneedeachother, #perspectives Posted July 2020 ~ Ooooh…a little reminder about the magic that weaves itself into our lives every day…the world is full of magic from stolen moments and imagination to first kisses, new loves and often, that second glass of wine haha! Keep your eyes sharp for the magic heading our way during this next energetic cycle…it’s there for you to grab! #magic, #stolenmoments, #magiciseverywhere, #firstkisses, #weavingmagic, #imagination, #goodvibes, #wine, #secondglassofwine, #littlemoments, #capturethemagic, #love, #lovespells, #lovedones, #sunshine, #rainbows, #joy, #blessings, #movingup, #passion, #dontforgetaboutmagic, #rituals, #magicrituals, #newenergy, #fullmoons, #inspiration, #wonder, #awe, #hope, #faith Posted Aug. 2019 ~ Tough times call for furious prayer folks…get with your spirits every time you’re overwhelmed by life…it moves mountains. And, may all your prayers be answered. Have a beautiful, peaceful and blessed day. Posted Sept. 2019 ~ A beautiful, old-school mass this morning, with this gorgeous grotto, to set the week and the theme was all about peace. Peace is so crucial to a balanced and happy life. There is nothing worth your inner peace. It reminded me that it is so empowering to say to anything or anyone, particularly negative or low vibrational in your world, “this is no longer serving me,” and walk away in peace. Have a blessed Sunday folks and may you walk in peace today and every day! Posted Apr. 2019 ~ I’m posting this today as you may be experiencing radical shake-ups, break-ups and unexpected shifts in your world due to the total solar eclipse. This is the day where the Sun, the Moon and the Earth are all in perfect alignment, much like the Holy Trinity of the cosmos. These profound and intense energies are forcing a reset, reassessment or for many, a complete breaking free from a stagnating cycle. This eclipse is shaking you loose from your spiritual, emotional and environment ruts; ready or not change is happening! So don’t be discouraged if you find yourself moving far away from old friends, environments or colleagues. You’re growing and elevating; not everyone can continue with you, nor should they. This eclipse will not let you remain small just because those around refuse to change, grow, explore, expand or elevate. If you find yourself losing more people in your social life or find yourself becoming exhausted at their tired, old, predictable routines, know you are absolutely on the right track! But the best part: this total eclipse promises to open some new, amazing doors for you brave, transforming souls! Opportunities are knocking so embrace the changes, endings and your glorious new pathways! Posted Jan. 2019 ~ When faith is the only option…there is never going to be a perfect time, there will never be enough of some variable you think you need, there will never be a clear picture; but if it’s speaking to your soul, do it anyway as that is a leap of faith. Leaps of faith build an authentic life of faith! If you’re calling upon Spirit in your life, then you have to trust them first. You have to have the courage to try “it” one more time, because there isn’t enough room to occupy your mind and heart with both WORRY & FAITH, you can only choose one. Decide today how you will live your precious life. I always say if it both terrifies and amazes you: DO IT! With this New Year, now is the perfect time to choose FAITH over FEAR! Now, get ready, get set and JUMP!!!! Posted Sept. 2019 ~ I’m using one of my most favorite and sacred Vodou drapos on my altar for Erzulie-Freda to convey this much needed reminder about our hearts. We often get so trapped in replaying the hurts, betrayals, unconscionable behaviors and all the heartbreaks we’ve endured, we can remain brittle, hard and shattered; closed off to the love around us. I see this every day in my spiritual consultations, a once loving, genuine and generous soul, has shut down entirely due painful heartbreak. And, while during the grieving process this is natural, to live an amazing and fulfilling life, it is not a place we can dwell too long. Try to focus on those unhealed and unloved parts of your heart and start your recovery process. Healing comes opening your heart, and softening those razor-sharp fragments that won’t let the love in. Stay soft…it brings so much more healing and joy and…it looks so beautiful on you. Posted Feb. 2019 ~ For those experiencing chronic struggles with making progress in any area of your life or, for every step forward, you seem to be derailed and set back two or more ~ from a spiritual perspective, much of this interfering energy is often caused by your immediate environment. Spiritual energy is TRANSFERABLE!!! In any of our spiritual readings or sessions we cover these concepts in great detail for those in such stagnating situations. We tend to keep what is “familiar” around us: friends, locations, social outlets, even when we’ve grown so far past those energies. If you surround yourself with “old pals” dwelling in chronic sorrow, instability, addictions, immaturity, deception, despair, misery or any other lower level frequency, it WILL impede your forward motion. Especially those locked in the same rut year after year after year. This is not normal, balanced or safe. It will destabilize your path. It will add tons of chaos, blockages and needless stress to your mind, focus and spiritual alignment. It will wreak havoc on your peace. Stop and examine the “peace stealers” in your world. Who are creating the most noise and distractions? Who are remaining stuck in their lives and undermining changes in yours? It’s OKAY to outgrow people, places and things that are NOT growing. And, those people that popped in your head just now, are the ones you need to lose contact with first. Reclaim your peace, reclaim your life. Posted Mar. 2019 ~ Never discredit your gut. Your body has the ability to detect if something isn’t quite right about another person. If I had a dollar for every time a client (and myself included for that matter) confirmed they “knew” something was deceptive, hidden, off, unstable, parasitic or toxic about new person entering their lives, I’d be a very, wealthy woman. Sadly, we are taught to second guess our strongest radar: our inner voice. Instead, we are encouraged to view the world through the lens of our morals, values and sincerity, which causes this uncertainty and conflict between head and gut. We end up granting the benefit of the doubt to the wrong people with this noble bias of truth approach; even when we know something isn’t quite right. I am known to jokingly say, “and just when I think I’m too paranoid, I find I’m not paranoid enough!” ~ LOL! But it is true, you are NOT paranoid and your body does tell you to stay away or step back from these charades of human beings, usually by how they make you feel energetically when in their presence. Pay close attention to those deep, instinctual feelings from the onset, and don’t allow them to gain any foothold in your world. Accept no one entering your life at face value, because betrayal never comes from your enemies folks. Posted Mar. 2019 ~ Emptiness…for those having feelings of emptiness…this is part of the transformative process and confirms you are transitioning to new levels, new directions and new territories. Shedding the old ideals, environment, routines, connections and energies: all to make way for this new phase in your life. While these feelings are uncomfortable and often times, bring up many dormant, unresolved areas buried deep within, it is necessary. It is also temporary. This phase of emptiness removes those carefully constructed barriers from our old ways of being, to discover new passions or uncover a new purpose, which leads us to our destiny. “Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, AWAKENS!” ~ Jung. This one is also for my beautiful, fashionista friend in London, Ms. Elizabeth M. who is bravely walking down these uncertain roads…the moonlight will guide your way!! I promise! Posted Apr. 2019 ~ As we move into a time of new beginnings, new roads and new visions for our lives, I’ve been hearing a lot from clients lately in my spiritual sessions, they’re becoming increasingly more isolated from the old “scene.” Not a bad thing, at all, in fact it’s a gift. People, places and routines are becoming a bit of a drag, tiresome and you’re not quite enjoying that old, familiar “vibe.” This is perfectly normal when making changes to elevate your life and purpose. When spirit is moving you to a new level, they start by removing your circle. Back up and read that again! The circle of people or influences who are most comfortable not progressing or not improving or not maturing or, as is often the case, those who are unable to reciprocate genuine friendship or support, frozen in a rut, routine and self-imposed limitations. And when this happens, you start seeing their weight and drag on your life, purpose and passions. As one evolves on their path, a new level of awareness, effort, encouragement and abilities is required, thus, you find you invariably have to change your circles. Spirit will move you away from anything not aligned with your destiny. Not everyone is interested nor capable of supporting your improvements or success, and that’s ok too…your elevation will require separation and isolation from the past because the truth is, many cannot continue on your journey. Posted Dec. 2019 ~ Ohhhh the holidays, or as I like to call them, “relationship nostalgia season.” This is the time of year I hear constantly in my spiritual sessions, the endless reports of exes reaching out, toxic friends trying to circle back into your life, and estranged loved ones making attempts to reconnect, all under the convenient guise of holiday cheer. Don’t be fooled by the “I miss you’s,” or the “just thinking of you,” or the “hey beautiful’s,” or whatever other transparent, pretty words they choose. They are still the same unreliable, self absorbed, thoughtless, toxic and hurtful people they always were, which caused the disconnect to begin with. While there are numerous reasons for their efforts, usually the abysmal, lonely and sad lives which they’ve chosen due to their atrocious behavior, their motivations as always, have NOTHING TO DO WITH YOU, it’s all about THEM. They’re testing the waters in hopes you won’t adhere to your new found boundaries and they can creep back in. You’ve suffered enough with their antics, went through the grieving process of their cruelty, moved on and now in an amazing place! When spirit gives you a new beginning, don’t repeat the same mistake twice. Snakes rarely come to you with hisses and rattling their tale, they’re much too manipulative for that ~ they announce themselves as old loves, old friends and nostalgic family ties. No response is the antidote! 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… 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 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 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 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. 2019 ~ As we move into the holiday season I’m hearing more and more in our spiritual sessions the panic about having to engage with toxic family members, and this imposed “obligation” by those in the family who enable said toxic behavior. The truth is, you are not required to engage with toxic family, not even a little. You are not required to entertain toxic family patterns of disrespect, chaos, manipulation, insults or lies. Nor are you required to respect someone who has never treated you with respect, just because you’re related. Respect is not a given, it is earned ~ read that again! If you’ve been treated badly, without accountability, avoid those family members, as that is the only thing you are required to do ~ protect your well being. There is no virtue in tolerating toxic or abusive behavior. There is no virtue in tolerating anyone who threatens your emotional health, safety and peace. Break free of the toxic family patterns this holiday season and surround yourself by your chosen, loving family instead. 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 Nov. 2016 ~ Honoring all those who walked before me today…because of you, I am… 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ~ Mar. 29, 2019 ~ Never discredit your gut. Your body has the ability to detect if something isn’t quite right about another person. If I had a dollar for every time a client (and myself included for that matter) confirmed they “knew” something was deceptive, hidden, off, unstable, parasitic or toxic about new person entering their lives, I’d be a very, wealthy woman. Sadly, we are taught to second guess our strongest radar: our inner voice. Instead, we are encouraged to view the world through the lens of our morals, values and sincerity, which causes this uncertainty and conflict between head and gut. We end up granting the benefit of the doubt to the wrong people with this noble bias of truth approach; even when we know something isn’t quite right. I am known to jokingly say, “and just when I think I’m too paranoid, I find I’m not paranoid enough!” ~ LOL! But it is true, you are NOT paranoid and your body does tell you to stay away or step back from these charades of human beings, usually by how they make you feel energetically when in their presence. Pay close attention to those deep, instinctual feelings from the onset, and don’t allow them to gain any foothold in your world. Accept no one entering your life at face value, because betrayal never comes from your enemies folks. 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 Jan. 2020 ~ Just a little reminder for my friends here to make sure your New Year and New Decade is as peaceful and prosperous as possible. Never go by mere words…most everyone can talk pretty, particularly when in need, and most especially toxic manipulators. Rather, go by their actions…always and only by their actions. People will always DO what they WANT to do! If they are not reciprocating, calling, reliable, honest, or impeccable with their word, it is because they are choosing to behave this way, choosing to take the best and not give anything back. Your only job is to STAY AWAY. Seriously, just stay away, and don’t get caught in those volatile traps of false hope and crushing disappointment. You no longer need to entertain such nonsense, you have a whole new life here. Keep your 2020 peaceful, joyful and prosperous by cutting out these disruptive and chaotic energies. 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 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 Nov. 2019 ~ Quite possibly, the most unpopular part of our spiritual work; asking the client “are you ready to give up the person, place, pattern, reaction or thing that made you sick?” Often times, they aren’t; they’d much rather see if spiritual work or intercession can change the external instead. Sometimes this is possible, but in cases where the situation is toxic and injurious to your soul, spirits and destiny, often times it is not. We humans love to cling to the comfortable familiar, even if we know, deep down, these energies have derailed our lives, esteem, self worth, prosperity and progress…but nothing changes, if nothing changes. You must be ready to let go of what made you sick or continue to be dragged into darkness. Who’s ready??? 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 ~ 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.