Thursday, August 21, 2014

"Make it a Better World... This is Your Life. You make your own Choices." Dr. Maya Angelou

It will satisfy your soul.  Just do right.  It will bring you the kind of protection that body guards can't give you.  

Do it.  Because it is the right thing to do.  If you teach you have to live your teaching.  I am doing my best to do what I teach.  

"Live your life in such a way...  make it a better world, just where you are.'




Dr. Maya Angelou wrote some of my favorite words from her poem our Grandmothers... that shares the truth of what I shall not be moved means through time and space and trials and tribulations, through injustice and just ness.

She stood in midocean, seeking dry land. 
She searched God's face. 
Assured, 
she placed her fire of service 
on the altar, and though 
clothed in the finery of faith, 
when she appeared at the temple door, 
no sign welcomed 
Black Grandmother, Enter here.

Into the crashing sound, 
into wickedness, she cried, 
No one, no, nor no one million 
ones dare deny me God, I go forth 
along, and stand as ten thousand.

The Divine upon my right 
impels me to pull forever 
at the latch on Freedom's gate.

I shall not be moved.

In every breath we get the opportunity to remain deeply rooted into the soul of ourselves offering love to all we meet, making our corner of the world a better place.

Read more here.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"The Power of 'I Am'" A Magnificent Woman...

“Whatever follows I AM is going to come looking for you.”  from Joel Osteen delivered through the Oprah Super Soul Sunday programming.  This power of I AM Oprah sums up as she always does... ”Your life is how you see it.”  Change the way you see your life.  Choose to make your I AM Magnificent.  Get Oprah-fied in little and small ways while you set yourself up for success.

Never have words so simple held so much meaning.  I AM, that I am.  You need look no further than the present moment, and the choice to celebrate the truth.  However you are feeling? However you have arrived where you have arrived and NO MATTER what you are witnessing.  I AM it forward.  See the deepest truth of who you are, see the ways that truth gives birth to what is next.  No matter what follows your I AM you are in the presence of a force greater than you or I.  You are standing at the ground of your being to make a shift to understand how that shift is possible by releasing into this statement with total acceptance.

I AM statements have been with me for a long time.  Partly because of my own journey through getting bare to the truth, through and after the tears, the shame and breakthroughs and still more tears came the words I had been trying to remember...  I am a Magnificent Woman.  I knew when those words broke free in my heart and I could speak them out loud into the clear air my life would change in miraculous ways. 

It did.  I knew I was powerful beyond measure.  I knew I was enough and was ready to broadcast the truth.  I AM A MAGNIFICENT woman.  Click here to see a Guerilla Read of the poem at the West Hollywood Book fair.  The temperature was 102 degrees and you can hardly see me sweating. 

Here's the originating source that Oprah pulled her Lesson from for Super Soul Sunday...

 

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Burst of Coffee Sunshine...

In ancient times it was known that Coffee was a stimulant of original thought.  Boiled and brewed to bring with its warmth new insights and new ideas.

The story of coffee goes back to Ethiopia when several Monks recognized Goats in the field became energized after feasting on the berries of this particular plant.  The Monks took this discover back to their monastery and the rest as they say is history.

Coffee is one element of my daily activities that never disappoints.  It brings me joy and fills my heart with wonder for each new day. When I need to ignite that spark of brilliance there is no doubt what it is all about, what can bring me into the heart of the matter.  A delicious cup of coffee.

Check out some detailed reviews and new bean information at http://www.coffeereview.com/
Also, if you really want to go #nextlevel check out http://www.coffee-con.com, July 26th in San Fran.

Lots of Coffee Love.

Friday, July 04, 2014

Forgiveness Of All that Has Come Before To Free the Future To Be All it Can Be

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A Sunday for Tea
A loving circle of support
An inspiring collection of women
A sacred event
An 
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Sunday Tea is a tradition as old as time. The idea of getting a group of friends together over a Sunday tea had started in the summer after a particularly channeled message of love from the cosmos to get our nearest and dearest together to open a dialogue. The request was not left unanswered. Our theme had evolved into "from this garden love grows... enrich each moment." The only agenda to open the space of limitless possibility and entertain those possibilities to create something miraculous.  

How we got to this moment bears some explanation because it really was a coming home. A coming home to the ground of my true being. Through all the tearful signings for my first book, The Bare Melcessities which dealt with getting through heartbreak after a divorce, through all the parties and joyful gatherings over the year of what would become my accelerated personal transformation I noticed something incredibly powerful, each person I met in whatever way I met them seemed to be remembering the truth and more importantly reminding me... There where so many people who shared their stories, let their emotions flow, often experiencing that loss of words, I learned to reach out, to just be in the space, eventually they found a way to let go of their defenses, allowing the surfacing emotions to release in the loving exchange that was offered, freeing their voice of some of what had strangled it.

Each encounter was a blessing. To be afforded that insight into the human heart, to be able to watch as people had light bulb moments, reconnecting and resurrecting parts of themselves that had long lay dormant, detoxing from whatever had weighed them down, was intense. I learned to surrender my defenses and open my heart. It was so powerful to know we are not alone. We are not alone in our feelings, we are not alone in our joy, we are all connected in that space of the heart.

When I wrote The Bare Melcessities it was only to give birth to some expression of my authentic self. I had no idea it would would lead me on a unique journey, divinely guided in the most perfect fashion, to a series of Sunday afternoon Teas surrounded by support for all the tears and laughter, expanding on friendships, connecting a diverse collection of women and igniting our ancestors with full nourishment in the form of community providing the energy necessary to grow.

It was the answer to Who Are You? And the most beautiful gift, because once I remembered who I was, I could remember who everyone is. Each Sunday Tea includes a healing circle.  Looking at that circle of women gathered in this form on this day we broke that prayer open on the wind. The energy of our intention and the magic of the moment combining, uplifting, empowering. The first woman who spoke after this shared prayer took my breath away. She ended her introduction with her own "I am" and after the most beautiful pregnant pause ... "Listening." 

Each statement built on the last filling the hearts in the room binding together the group in spirit...

I am present
I am grateful
I am blessed
I am supported
I am content
I am ever evolving
I am Loved


It is an I AM to remember. A love that is ever connected, ever free and whole hearted. 

Many thanks to all the truly Amazing, Magnificent and Phenomenal woman that I am lucky and honored to know. That I met along my journey and who join us at our AMP EXPERIENCE Sunday Teas. It is with deep appreciation that I celebrate everyone who participated, expressed, and enjoyed the community of women that grace our membership and it is with gratitude that I embrace all the connections that unfolded, all the relationships that have begun and all the spirit that has joined together in a feminine social force.

for Thelma and our Ancestors...

May you feel connected, comforted and full of peace
Today. Now. Always.
May your soul be full of joy and your life ignite in ways you never dreamed possible...

With Infinite Love and Wisdom

Let Freedom Ring!

Growing up near Philadelphia, steeped in the Declaration of Independence and all its magic, the Fourth of July holiday is one of my favorites.

I use this occasion to celebrate all the gifts that surround me and remember the intention of those who strove for a new way of seeing humanity. In freedom. Beyond tyranny.

Our founding fathers gave us principles. principles of freedom. The first paragraph of the Declaration of Independence shouts out the most basic of all truths.... "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

These principles permeate every level of our existence.

On the back of our one dollar bill is the great seal of our country...



Two latin sayings adorn the seal, surrounding an all seeing eye.

Two universal statements offering a promise:

novus ordo seclorum = new order of the ages

annuit cœpto = eye of providence is looking at us with favor

Radical equality and foundational freedom. Take advantage of the meaning, the moment and the energy offered up. Today, and every day.

Living in an open source world with the deepest truth being we are all created equal.

In all that you do and all that you experience may you continue to be blessed.

Now. It wouldn't be the fourth of July for me without country music and there isn't a more gracious country artist than Martina Mcbride.

Enjoy her driving Independence Day performance and the songs chorus...

"Let freedom ring
Let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is the day of a reckoning
Let the weak be strong
Let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away
Let the guilty pay
It's Independence Day"


:Girl at Grand Ole Opry sings Martina McBride's Independence Day:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

WHY I LOVE AMP SUNDAY TEAS...

The difference between imagining something and owning it is asking for its delivery and opening your heart to the commitment of taking action.
Each and every AMP Experience Sunday tea brings with it the gift of the unknown and the miraculous activity of the soul stirrings of Tea. AMP is blessed with so much grace. From it’s formation to the organic way that each event manifests to its growth and to where its source lives in the deep reaches of the heart.
One of the rooms at JaHoon Healing Center features The Cherry Blossom.  We honor this symbol of good fortune, an embodiment of love and affection, as well as an enduring reminder of the fleeting nature of mortality and the beauty that breathes in the present moment of blossoming.
Anyone who has every had a dream beyond the limits of their present circumstances can experience the grace of opening. In every AMP the power that flows through these openings always brings so many gifts.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Our Love will be shared. Our lights will shine. A Testament to the Modern Day Miracle Worker Marianne Williamson

"If you are going to do something in the world have a woman by your side."
As Marianne Williamson declared in announcing her candidacy for Congress in District 33 in Los Angeles on a quiet Sunday in November of 2013 "We are the authors of the inner life" I was present in the audience.  This was a realization of the promise of the previous year's Sister Giant Conference  designed to empower women to run for office and a galvanizing force of passion and purpose shifting the conversation into action by instilling a level of confidence if the will was there, support for the way would be tendered.  On the Sunday Afternoon a year later Marianne Williamson outlined her path forward to election day June 3rd 2014, sharing her ideas on why she answered her own call and how she planned to activate spaces previously sidelined from the political conversation, you could feel the forces of nature shifting the chemistry into new tomorrows in the darkness and energy of the Saban Theater.  This brewing nature of destiny unfolded toward a primary election in a future not too far off that would blaze forth representing so much more than the outcome in a voting booth.
One mission.  Returning to love, in every fiber of her work now a beacon of loving spirit into the foundation of the principles of the truth of Politics.
The journey of the heart externalized as Alanis Morissette introduced Marianne Williamson with a song she wrote called Guardian.
"As your guardian I'll be your keeper for life."
In this sound and light a woman committed to a new way to speaking the truth with love found a new harmony.
"I'll be your angel on call
as your guardian"
I'll be your keeper for life.
as your guardian
as your warrior of care


In taking action, in showing up no matter what the outcome Marianne Williamson is opening doors for many others to follow, reminding each of us that wings are ever available to help us fly and stepping up to destiny's promise is that act of commitment where the universe meets each step forward with a 1000 fold force of previously untapped powers of love.
Each life touches so many others and the single act of showing up to the truth is the most powerful expression of humanity we access, in which the ripple effects are staggering and lovely.

"Our biggest threat is a thousand cuts - the slow but now constant chipping away at our democratic freedoms- one capitulation to moneyed interests at a time..."
These words slice so deeply into the core of our sleepiness as a society to set off alarm bells to action in small and large ways integral to the wake up call that Marianne represents.
Marianne has demonstrated a celebration of commitment, to her work and her life by engaging an old exhausted conversation in a new way to create anew in the act of standing up, sharing her voice and shedding light in the areas that need it representing the greatest acts we do, the integrity of excellence that creates space of limitless possibility for change.
At a recent rally into the heart of the matter, Marianne Williamson does what she always does, inspire a movement of the heart in the eternity of the present moment, open to more and more love:

On June 3rd, win or lose, destiny will have been met.  The fullest commitment to the deeper truth, that which is seen on the invisible level will have been laid bare and the conversations that have begun will bear fruit in large and small ways bringing about a stepping stone into a gateway of new tomorrows built on the present filled with limitless possibility for a new earth.
Inspiration comes in many forms and by her actions and her work and her message, Marianne Williamson leads the way for others to follow.  There is no greater experience than witnessing the birth of original perseverance, faith and love in action as the modern day miracle worker sets forth on a journey as old as time where Women create an economy of togetherness and light to shine away any injustice and birth a new day.
You don't need to ask if your life has meant something.  It has.

#miracles #loveland #vote2014 June 3rd #mariannewilliamson