Category Archives: Pathways to Healing

The Power of Prayer

As I travel through Mexico seeing and experiencing the ancient Mayan and Aztec ruins, wandering through the streets in Mexico City or lying on the beach in Playa del Carmen, I am moving deeper into my heart and feeling some old wounds surfacing that need my attention. Most of my life I have turned to prayer whether I’m happy or sad. It is the one constant in my life that keeps me connected to both my higher self and the Universe.  I have had a lot of time alone on this trip which has mostly been restorative and healing, but there have ... [ Read More ]

Solving the Plastic Dilemma

Many years ago plastic never existed on Bali. Balinese would eat off of banana leaves and throw these on the ground or into the river, which would do no harm to the environment. With modernization and the huge rise in tourism, plastic became a way of life for the Balinese and tourists who had become accustomed to the convenience of using plastic products. The negative impact this has had on Bali and throughout Indonesia is quite sobering. ‘Refill Bali’ is tackling the issue of plastic bottles, because this is one of the major areas of waste throughout Bali and the ... [ Read More ]

Spiritual Journeys

Many people are taking ‘vacations with a purpose’. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to sunbathe on a beautiful beach at a tropical island far away from the madding crowd, this too can become a bit passé for the more discerning traveler who is seeking to explore unchartered territories  – their authentic Self. With so many Spiritual retreats on offer with the majority focusing on yoga, how can you find the right retreat or training for you? It’s a good idea to spend time contemplating what you’re really desiring to learn or explore during your time away. Are you ... [ Read More ]

What Seed Will You Sow in 2017?

2016 was quite an eventful year for many of us. Many friends and clients were challenged with loss  in their lives whether it was a death of a loved one, ending of a job, or the break up of a significant relationship in their lives. 2016 was the year of purification, which means that were faced with the somewhat difficult task of clearing out anything from our lives that was no longer needed, as well as letting go of relationships and situations which were no longer in alignment with who we are choosing to be. For me, it was a surprising year interlaced ... [ Read More ]

Plan for the Soul

I have often felt that there is a plan or blueprint for our souls that is a mystery to most of us. We may get clues to what this divine plan is and follow these almost blindly, never knowing with absolute surety that we are heading in the right direction — the way which will truly foster our personal empowerment and spiritual evolution. I have been lucky enough to get a lot of guidance from my higher self or helping spirits, but many people haven’t cultivated a relationship with their higher self or have no idea how to connect with ... [ Read More ]

Honoring the Indigenous People of the World

For the past few days I’ve been witnessing the incredible gathering of people in support of stopping the pipeline that is being built through the Standing Rock Reservation which is situated in North and South Dakota. The people of Standing Rock, often called Sioux, are members of the Dakota and Lakota nations. “Dakota” and “Lakota” mean “friends” or “allies.” The Sioux Indians, along with many other Native American Indians from different nations as well as people from all different races worldwide, are protesting the pipeline that will cut through the Sioux Indian’s sacred land and could pollute their water supply. ... [ Read More ]

What is Vulnerability?

A friend asked me the other day, what does vulnerability mean to me. I pondered her question for a moment and then explained, “Vulnerability is our willingness to be totally real even when it’s uncomfortable — to open up to receiving all the judgment from others without putting up barriers. When we can truly be vulnerable, we discover a totally different kind of strength that allows us to fully step into our authenticity in ways that we have never done before.” I know that most people are terrified to take off the mask and say what they really think, or ... [ Read More ]

Self Responsibility

I just watched a wonderful video with Oprah who gave a speech about self responsibility. Her words reverberated with power and reaffirmed my own truth about self responsibility. “You are responsible for your life. If you’re waiting around for someone to save you, to fix you, to even help you, you are wasting your time, because only you have the power to take responsibility to move your life forward. And the sooner you get that, the sooner your life gets into gear. What matters is now, this moment, and your willingness to see this moment for what it is. Accept ... [ Read More ]

The World is Waking up

I had the privilege of doing an interview with Salini Apodaca, author of Emerging from the Matrix. Salini is a spiritual teacher and Reiki master who studied Reiki with Hawayo Takata, the first woman to bring Reiki to the western world and be initiated as a Reiki Grand Master in the lineage of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki. “Times seem to be quite turbulent for many people who are experiencing a lot of energetic changes both personally and globally. Many are having difficulty sleeping or have a lot of anxiety. There’s also a lot of fear that seems to be ... [ Read More ]

Are You Willing to be Uncomfortable?

There are times when I feel that living a conscious life is too challenging and uncomfortable. While I was traveling these past six weeks I visited Hong Kong, the USA and Mexico meeting people from all walks of life. I even got a taste of what the Wild West used to be in Cody, Wyoming which was fun. What I noticed everywhere I went was how most people were quite happy living an ordinary life.  Many of the people I encountered never heard about ‘Reiki’ or energy healing. They were just regular folks working hard to pay the bills and support their ... [ Read More ]