Sunday, May 24, 2009

Faery Tale: In the Beginning, there was Confusion, Personal Misdirection, and a General Lack of Preparedness

And so it goes...

Am at the lake, in Old Lyme, Connecticut, where there is so much wild magic! And I am looking forward to meeting Signe Pike in England just a few days from now, to advance along the trail together, searching for Faeries; more wild magic to be sure! One other thing for sure is that I will fall to my knees in gratitude when we get to the Chalice Well. Yes I will! I will be reporting to the Goddess that I have followed her instructions and become Priestess. Not only that, but in just a few short weeks I will be able to train Priestesses, as She asked me to, since I will be formally recognized by the Fellowship of Isis to be qualified to do so! How amazing that life would have changed so drastically for me in under 5 years!
Which reminds me. When we are children, 5 years seems like forever; in adulthood, 5 year isn't such a long time after all. I wonder what Signe & I will discover about "time" when we are in the presence of the Queen of Faerie at Chalice Well...So much to look forward to! 

Friday, May 22, 2009

Saving our Sisters II

I am working with Karla from Casa Violeta to raise money to help Dutzi Design hire more women into good paying, decent jobs in Tulum, Mexico. The downturn in the economic situation due to the lack of tourism has reached a crisis point. There is no illness whatsoever anywhere along the Yucatan Peninsula, so I am going to teach a workshop in Tulum; all proceeds after expenses will go to Dutzi Design!

Here's a picture of some of the women who are now working there; they all have amazing stories and we need to stick together as Sisters of the World to do what we can!

Bless you for any prayers, thoughts, and if you can come to the retreat, it will be posted within the next few days!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Saving our Sisters

I feel so lucky to live in the USA, because even with all our problems, we can still help others in trouble across the globe. For that reason, I ask you to go to this link and to sign the petition:

Free Aung San Suu Kyi!

Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is seriously ill, locked up by the brutal Burmese regime on new trumped up charges.

This cruel maneuver comes days before her 13 years of detention expires and will keep her jailed until after the 2010 elections. The only 'crime' she committed was to peacefully call for democracy.

Burma's brave democracy activists are calling on UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to secure all 2,100 political prisoners release -- he can make this a condition of any renewed international engagement. We have just six days to get Ban Ki Moon's attention -- the petition will be presented on May 26th. Sign the petition.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Story Corps

Was interviewed by Story Corps today. They are gathering an oral history of America by interviewing people from all over the USA. I was happy to do it. And in the process, I realized how much I want to one day tell the story of what happened to me and to those I knew after 9/11. The story I have to tell has never been told...may Goddess bless me and present the opportunity in the most powerful way to do the most good!

May the Light of Love shine forever, no matter what!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Lakshmi & Me!

Quote of the Day:

"The truth that can be said is not the true truth"
- Lao Tsu

Today I was blessed with a chant to unleash the power of Lakshmi, given to me by one of my clients. As he explained at the end of his Reiki session, the sound of Sanskrit activates the energies that are God/Goddess.

How lucky am I to give a healing session, and then receive something back with which to heal myself?! Thank you, thank you, 13 thank you's to Mike and to the ever-abundant Universe! (and to Lakshmi, of course, for blessing my life!)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Missing Home

Well, its Saturday and today I miss another time and place - my heart is with Grandfather Sitting Bull. He is so precious to me; he inspires me with the wisdom and devotion to All That Is Good he exhibited in the face of such difficulties! I love Sitting Bull. I wish I could sit with him in his tee pee for a long talk...
May the great chief and shaman, Sitting Bull, be blessed wherever he is right now. I send him love and deep appreciation.

By: ~Anonymous Lakota

Saturday, December 15th, 2002 was the 112th Memorial anniversary of the assassination of Tatanka Iyotaka, more commonly known as Sitting Bull. This inspirational leader was murdered deep within Lakota Nation territory, a vast area encompassing much of the central and northern Great Plains. Tatanka Iyotaka in his day was one of the most influential leaders on the prairie. Today, he is the most recognizable Indian in the world.

Tatanka Iyotaka was not impressed by white society and their version of civilization. He was shocked and saddened to see the number of homeless people living on the streets of American cities. He gave money to hungry white people many times when he was in the large cities.

He counseled his people to be wary of what they accept from white culture. He saw some things which might benefit his people; but cautioned Indian people to accept only those things that were useful to us, and to leave everything else alone. Tatanka Iyotaka was a man of clear vision and pure motivation.

Fate Changes from Isis

Did you know that the Goddess Isis grants fate changes if you pray to Her? Give it a try!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reiki and the New York Giants

I'm very happy that I was endorsed by Charles Way of the New York Giants.

To see an interview with him, check out:

Reiki Energy Plus

I invite everyone to visit my website:

And if you have any questions, you can email me:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sitting Bull

Thinking of Grandfather Sitting Bull,
with love in my heart and
appreciation for his life in the Universe!

"It is not necessary for eagles to be crows.”
- Sitting Bull

Friday, May 8, 2009

Enjoy the Full Moon!

The full moon arrives on Saturday at 12:01 am, so celebrate on Friday night! A quote in honor of the moon:

“The growing and dying of the moon reminds us of our ignorance which comes and goes- but when the moon is full it is as if the Great Spirit were upon the whole world.”
-Black Elk, Oglala Sioux

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to All

Hello Dear Ones,

Whether you are male or female, young or old, a parent or a child, a grandparent or a friend, we all share an innate knowledge of what "Mother" means.
May we each take a sacred moment on Sunday to feel the simple joy of just being alive. To know you are a manifestation of the creative energy of the universe called "Great Mother" and "Divine Goddess" is a wonderful thing! We are all part of Her legacy...and so, Happy Mother's Day to the Cosmic Mother who lives inside each and every one of you and all of us!

Here is a photo of Amma, a very, very dear emanation of Light who channels the Divine Mother energy. F.Y.I., Amma will come back to NYC in July, giving us her splendid hugs, and infusing each recipient with Divine Light and Love. Check out:

Bless your heart,

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

...More rain

It's 10:30 pm, and after a day of sunny weather, it's raining again. The days of rain we had from last Friday until Tuesday (yesterday), has transformed Central Park into such a high vibration of life force you can almost see waves emanating out of everything. As I walked through the park twice today, I could feel the energy of green life and joy rushing into my body, a transmission to me from Nature. Glory be to the Goddess and to the Faery Kingdom who serve Her so well! We will celebrate them, and all that is good, at Mystery School on Friday night...

Today was a day of challenge for me in some ways and beautiful in others. I was disappointed by a friend that I have given much to and blessed by a visit with my wonderful and amazing son. Yin and Yang.

So as I take a breath before my last prayer to Isis for the night, I think with love of Amma and present the following quote:

"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
– Isaac Asimov

And I hereby bless the friend who hurt me while I open to embrace my glorious future with an open heart!

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Story of Henry Vega

Hello Dear Ones,

Nancy Vega, mother of Henry, came to me for a Reiki session on Friday, May 1st. During her session, she gave permission for me to tell the miraculous story of her beautiful son, Henry, who is currently in the hospital undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia.

Nancy called me a little over one week ago to ask me for a distance healing for her son. After 3 rounds of chemo, he had contracted a germ that sent his system into shock from an infection in his lungs. He was in ICU on a respirator and under sedation when she called. To assist her beloved son, Nancy enlisted the help and prayers of myself and others, never losing faith that he would pull through.

I did a shamanic journey, asking my power animal and spirit guides to heal him. With Nancy's permission, I share the journey with you here, because it is so deeply, deeply moving and also a great teaching:

"I met my power animal at the edge of a waterfall. I asked for pity to be taken upon Henry Vega, his dear Mom, Nancy, and their entire family. I asked for Henry's healing...
I was instantaneously transported to a cave. Henry was lying on a healing fire - his whole body was made of Light. I was told that Henry's soul was being cooked - that he is a great shaman, which is why he has been brought to the edge of death.
(NOTE: it is not unusual for a shaman to be tested in such a way) An Owl appeared - she told me that she would guide Henry through the darkness into the Light. My power animal told me to follow the owl as she flew away. I followed her and we flew through the pupil of a huge eye. Coming out the other side, I came upon Henry in the loving arms of Goddess Isis Herself. She was nursing him, feeding him exquisite medicine. The God Ra spoke to me while I watched Henry & Isis. Ra said that Henry's blood was being heated up to clear the infection. I remembered that Isis' own son, Horus, had nearly died of poisoning and that she had cured him. Ra told me in response to that thought that Isis still remembers the secret name and that she is using Her knowledge on Henry's behalf. Then the call-back came...."

The outcome: Henry miraculously pulled through and is out of the ICU. His Mom related deeply to every single aspect of what I saw in non-ordinary reality (the Spirit World). For shamans, the Spirit World is the REAL world and the world we notice in our daily lives is the DREAM.

I feel that it is very important to come to understand the language of the Spirits. For me, one of the best ways is through the practice of Shamanism, which is the oldest form of spiritual practice on the face of the earth. I love that shamans have historically been madly in love with the Divine Feminine energies we call Goddess, i.e. NATURE!

Blessings, blessings, blessings!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mercury Retrograde Update!

... A reminder that Mercury is going retrograde on May 7th at 1 am, which means that if you have something you wish to start this month, make at least one action towards it by May 6th, even if its just one little thing. A phone call. An e-mail. When Mercury is in retrograde, it is not a good time to start new projects or to sign contracts, if that can be avoided. This retrograde will last until May 30th. Although I'm not an astrologer, I've been around astrology and astrologers long enough to knows that a retrograde also affects communication and electronic devices. Its a good time to back up your computer! And don't be surprised if people are late, mixed up about appointment times, etc. HOWEVER, THERE IS GOODNESS, TOO! During the retrograde, its a great time to FINISH projects, meditate more, take care of yourself, listen to your own heart... truly wonderful things can happen when you look after your Self. The first part of the retrograde is in Gemini, so things might be a bit loony communication-wise, and then it moves into Taurus. Mercury retrograding through Taurus gives us the opportunity to pick up on the important aspects of ourselves, and value the qualities we have. Taurus energy is expressed through harmony and strength. The focus during May provides a snapshot of our true energy that can only be as strong as our inner essence.
Keeping in line with the upcoming retrograde, I am taking an action here by saying that if we don't get to go to Tulum in June, I will teach a shaman workshop here in NYC, and I will teach Reiki. All dates still to be determined.
Bless your heart,

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Beltane photos

Debra took these Beltane Ceremony pictures with her phone...Notice Rina lying on the petals!

Friday, May 1, 2009


I saw on my Facebook page that one of my friends is wondering if she has ever been abducted.

My husband and I are pretty sure we saw aliens impersonating humans on the subway a few years back - it was really, really strange. The 3 in question were sitting across from us on the shuttle train. They looked just a bit odd but hey, this is New York! We have every kind of person here. What really stunned us was when they started laughing uproariously, and I mean uproariously, with peals of laughter...and none of their faces moved. They were all sitting there as still as stones, with this wild laughing coming out, not looking at each other, and not one facial muscle between all of them even twitched. Whew! Yup, we figured A-L-I-E-N-S! Right here in New York City!

Last week I was in Fairway. It was a bit crowded, being "after work" and closer to the dinner hour - there were 3 very tall guys in front of me in line. They were dressed normally, but not acting so. They were each gripping a big wad of money, holding the bills closely to their chests. They had an odd array of things - 1 beet, 2 apples, 1 carrot, 1 potato, 2 parsnips - hmmm? And whenever the girl checking them out would ask them "is this organic?" They would all look at each other, almost panicked, and one of them would say, "I don't know" (in perfect English by the way.) The girl became so frustrated that she called the manager. HE had to check them out. He would ask, "Did you get this potato upstairs?" All three of them would look at each other, and one would sort of blurt out "yes", or "no" to each question. It was so weird. And then they didn't know how to pay for their groceries. They were all just standing there with their bills, looking absolutely confused! Finally, the checkout girl had to extract the right amount of money from one of their piles...

Have you seen aliens in New York? Or wherever you are? My friend, Lindsey, told me last month at Mystery School that the Native Americans have known for eons that there are aliens on earth. Does anybody have anything to say about this?

Riverside Park/Beltane!

This is what our Beltane Ceremony in Riverside Park was like....
Lori spotted a beautiful tree full of pink blossom with a blanket of its own petals spread out underneath it. As directed in my morning shamanic journey, we placed offerings at the base of the tree in honor of Pan and the Faery Kingdom, who love the Goddess and build nature. We cast the circle and did the Invocation of the Goddess, then we called in the 6 directions, followed by drumming and rattling and dancing around the tree. When we were "done", we closed the circle with a closing prayer of gratitude and we prayed for the women, our sisters across planet earth, to be free and to be respected by men, including all their male partners. It was beautiful! And then Christie climbed the tree, while Rina danced in a breathtakingly gentle and beautiful way, until she laid down in the pink flower petals and revealed her Faery Nature! I am grateful to Marina, Christie, Debra, Lori & Rina for being present for this fantastic ceremony. All Hail to them, and to the Great Powers of the Goddess, of Nature, of Pan and of the Faery Kingdom!