Vicki Snyder-Young co-owner of the store Spirit & Crystal Connections in Rochester has started a healing group to assist with personal requests.  Every Monday the group gathers to focus the healing energy to the list of names that Vicki has collected.  If you know of someone (humans and animals) who would like to be included on the list or need further details please email - spiritcrystalconnections@gmail.com

​​Vibration leads to thought which is followed right away by emotion in reaction to thought. Emotion is our guidance about where we are vibrating. 

Vibrational level, 

then thoughts from that level, 

then feelings to tell us the level. 

Thoughts from feeling joyful are a totally different altitude than thoughts from sadness but both feelings tell us what altitude we are on.

Source, our Inner Being is always vibrating in pure joy, radiance, LOVE.

Our Inner Being is always calling us towards what we want, giving us clues, leaving a trail, guiding us, so we need to be able to quiet ourselves and be able to listen and receive those clues by being calm, open and happy as we can be moment to moment. Now.

Source is always showering us with love and joy and clues to our path and love and magic.

The better we feel the more open we are to Source.

The worse we feel the more we are closed to Source.

Good feeling allows it in so it can fill us up and is obvious. 

Bad feeling is like a cloud that blocks the love and guidance so it can’t reach us and we can’t even see it or feel it.

But Source is always there loving us and guiding us, just like the sun is always there shining above the clouds. Are we allowing it in or not?

The emotion we feel moment to moment reflects how in line with pure unconditional joy and love and Source we are – or are not.

WE are in charge of whether we are allowing it in or not, and we know right where that is by how we feel.

Emotional awareness unlocks everything. Make every choice based upon which feels better, brings relief, makes you happier. Make every choice imagining what this one would feel like if you make it or that one. Choices that feel better gets momentum going towards positive and more good feeling – like how a good day keeps getting better or a bad day keeps getting worse. It gains momentum from the energy of our focus upon it. E-motion = energy in motion. Calmer happier feeling opens you to a higher vibration perspective which brings more calm happy thoughts, then calm happy feelings. Then happy things must follow.

When your VIBRATION PERSPECTIVE shifts upwards, then you think calmer happier and immediately FEEL calmer and happier, then your vibration raises more. It reflects your vibrational output and attraction. Good vibes, bad vibes. Our emotions are our guidance system, like a gps but EGS – Abraham Hicks calls it our Emotional Guidance System. Our emotions are the key to everything. They call us towards feeling better where all the fun stuff we want is. And we all want to feel good, right?

About Tammy: Tammy is a Manifesting & Self-Love Coach who helps others feel their way to a joyous life. She lives in Upstate New York and is mom to one incredible human teenager and a handful of delightful furry people as well.  he has been a spiritual seeker for a lifetime and has been studying and practicing the Law of Attraction for over 10 years, finding it an empowering & liberating tool for self-growth and self-actualization.






​Some jobs are more satisfying and less stressful for empaths than others. As an empath, myself, I know that to excel in and enjoy our work, we must make the most of our sensitivities. We must express our intuition, our thoughtfulness, our quietness, and our creativity rather than trying to be someone we’re not. 

“Being a sensitive empath is a beautiful thing as an artist”  …Alanis Morissette 

The Best Careers for Empath

In my book, “The Empath’s Survival Guide,” I present the pros and cons of certain careers and working conditions for sensitive people. Traditionally, empaths do better in lower stress, solo jobs, or with smaller companies. They are usually happiest working part or full time at home, away from the office frenzy, noise, politics, and nearby energy vampires. (They’re easier to deal with by email, text, or phone because they’re at a distance.) In such a job, you can plan your schedule and plan regular breaks to decompress.

Many of my empath patients prefer being self-employed to avoid the drain and overwhelm of coworkers, bosses, and packed schedules. Empaths tend to do better on their own time than with the frequent team meetings that are required in large businesses (unless the team is unusually positive and cohesive). If you’re employed by a business, it may be possible to arrange a part time home office situation and do your work virtually, with ongoing access to the Internet, emails, texts, and Skype. Increasingly, people don’t always have to be tied to their office to do their job well, a perk for empaths that allows them to have more choice in their work location. However, if you work at home or alone in an office, be careful not to become isolated or to push yourself too hard. Balance your alone time with “people time” among colleagues and friends.

How do these considerations translate into real world jobs? Empaths do well being self-employed business owners, writers, editors, health care professionals, artists and in other creative professions. Many actor and musicians such as Claire Danes, Alanis Morissette, Scarlett Johansson, and Jim Carrey have admitted to being “highly sensitive.”

Other good jobs include: website and graphic designers, virtual assistants, accountants or lawyers with home offices, or independent electricians and plumbers who can set their own appointments. Being a real estate agent or roving business consultant can be fine too, as long as you establish good boundaries regarding when you can be reached and don’t overschedule yourself. Landscape design, gardening, forest ranger work, or other employment that puts you in nature are wonderful for empaths as are jobs preserving the earth and her ecosystems.

Many empaths also go into the helping professions because of their desire to serve others. As a psychiatrist, I get great satisfaction from helping my patients, as long as I can take care of my own energy and don’t absorb the stress from my patients. Similarly, many empaths become physicians, nurses, dentists, physical therapists, psychotherapists, social workers, teachers, yoga instructors, Chinese medical practitioners, massage therapists, clergy, hospice workers, life coaches, or volunteers or employees of non-profit organizations among other heart-felt jobs. Working with animals, animal rescue, dog grooming, as well as veterinary medicine are gratifying choices too.

But, to thrive, empaths in the helping professions must learn how to stop taking on the stress and symptoms of their patients and clients. They can do this by scheduling breaks between clients to meditate set clear limits and boundaries with people, and take adequate time outside of work to relax and refuel. However, jobs such as being a police officer or fire-fighter, though often heroic, may be too stressful for an empath because of the high sensory stimulation and ongoing physical and emotional trauma inherent in these careers.

Empaths are valuable to all kinds of careers. However, you need to find the right work that supports your skills, temperament, and gifts. An empath’s attributes may not be as appreciated in places such as corporations, academia, professional sports, the military, or government. A better match may be the helping professions, the arts, and organizations with more humanistic awareness. So, when you’re considering a job, use your intuition to sense if you are a good fit with their mission and shared goals, the people, the space, and the energy of the environment. Just because a job looks look on paper doesn’t mean it’s right for you. It has to feel right in your body and gut too.

Jobs to Avoid If You’re an Empath

One of the best ways to take care of your energy is to choose work that enhances your unique empathic gifts and avoid draining jobs.

What jobs are best to avoid? Sales is high on that list. Not many empaths enjoy being salespeople, especially if they’re introverted. Dealing with the public takes too much out of them. One patient who worked in technical support said, “I was too sensitive to constantly deal with angry customers, even if they were right.” Also, empaths pick up people’s emotions and stress which can make them sick. One man said, “Being a cashier at Walmart nearly gave me an anxiety attack. The crowds, the noise of people talking and loudspeakers, bright lights, and long hours were exhausting.” Whether it’s selling cars, diamond rings, or advertising, empaths don’t generally feel well having to “be on” all day.

Other stressful careers for empaths include public relations, politics, executives who manage large teams, and being a trial attorney. These high intensity professions value extroversion, the ability to engage in small talk, and aggressiveness rather than being thoughtful, soft-spoken, sensitive, and introspective.

The mainstream corporate world is problematic too. The “this is how it’s done” corporate mentality is difficult for empaths, including myself. This response has always frustrated me since there’s nowhere to go with it, and it clearly doesn’t value an individual’s needs. Empaths are independent thinkers and question the status quo at work if it doesn’t feel right. They like to know the reasoning behind a decision so they make sense of it in their gut. Plus, regular team meetings and power hungry team-mates are draining for empaths, who function better on their own.

Even if your job is not ideal–and you can’t leave–you can improvise to find solutions that make your situation more comfortable. When empaths are happy at work they can flourish, and make important contributions to their occupations.

​About Judith: Judith Orloff, MD is author of The Empath's Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, upon which her articles are based. Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. To learn more about empaths and her free empath support newsletter as well as Dr. Orloff's books and workshop schedule, visit www.drjudithorloff.com her website.​







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As we Birth 2016, the 4th year of the New Earth, the Beings of Light in the Realms of Illumined Truth are sending forth a Clarion Call beseeching you and me andevery Awakening man, woman, and child to live, move, and breathe within the profound Truth of Oneness and Reverence for ALL Life. We are being called to demonstrate this Truth with every thought, feeling, word, action, belief, and memory we express. This is the reality which we have been preparing for lifetimes to Cocreate. We already have all of the skill, wisdom, strength, courage, and ability we need to accomplish this Holy Endeavor. All we need now is the willingness and the Heart commitment to do so. Fortunately, the floodgates of Heaven have opened during the past three years and in addition to the Divine Momentum blazing in our Hearts, we now have more support from our Father-Mother God and the Company of Heaven than ever before in the history of time. This Divine Intervention is empowering every single one of us in miraculous ways.

According to the Company of Heaven, as we read the words and watch the video associated with the Activity of Light I AM sharing with you today, our I AM Presence will activate the Divine Potential that was pre-encoded within our DNA prior to this embodiment. The Divine Intent of this activation is to empower each of us to help raise the consciousness of our recalcitrant sisters and brothers in the Family of Humanity. Through this Activity of Light, we will actually Love ALL Life FREE!

The urgency of the hour is obvious. All we have to do is watch the news to see the desperate attempts being made to exacerbate fear and to wreak havoc amongst Humanity through the obsolete consciousness of separation and duality. As the Light increases on Earth and everything that conflicts with the Light is pushed to the surface, this chaos seems to be increasing in every segment of society. This hateful behavior is the antithesis of the patterns of Oneness and Reverence for ALL Life that we all know how to Cocreate, and it conflicts with every facet of the Divine Plan for this Planet.

Oneness and Reverence for ALL Life is the manifestation of Christ Consciousness through which our Father-Mother God’s Transfiguring Divine Love will transform the Earth and all Life evolving upon her. Please read the following words and watch this video with an open Heart and Mind. Your I AM Presence has drawn this information into your sphere of awareness because YOUR LIGHT IS NEEDED NOW, and you have volunteered to BE THE OPEN DOOR THAT NO ONE CAN SHUT IN 2016!

Raising Consciousness The Shift from Separation to OnenessWe experienced the Shift of the Ages and Earth’s Birth into the 5th-Dimensional frequencies of the New Earth on December 21st and 22nd in 2012. During that Cosmic Moment, the Earth reclaimed her rightful place in our Solar System. Now it is time for the next phase of the Divine Plan.

Many people were expecting that the patterns of the New Earth would instantly manifest with our Ascension into the 5th Dimension, but that is not the way this process works. With the Birth of the New Earth the patterns of perfection did instantaneously flood into the mental and emotional strata of Earth. But the Universal Law is that in order for something to physically manifest on Earth it must be drawn through the Divinity pulsating within the hearts of people embodied on Earth. This is what is meant by the statement, “God needs a body.”

In order for the patterns of perfection for the New Earth to manifest in the physical plane, we must first tackle the CAUSE of the maladies existing on Earth. Unfortunately, most people are focused on trying to change outer appearances which are the EFFECT of the problem not the CAUSE of the problem. When we deal with just the outer appearance of a situation instead of what is CAUSING the problem, it is like trying to change the reflection in a mirror without changing the object that is causing the reflection. This is a futile effort and we will fail every time. Outer appearances will only change if we address what is CAUSING the problem in the first place.

So what is the CAUSE of the unbearable pain Humanity has been experiencing for so very long?

The CAUSE of ALL of the maladies existing on Earth is Humanity’s distorted and fragmented consciousness based in separation and duality.

This consciousness is the antithesis of Christ Consciousness. It is the opposite of the patterns of Oneness, divine Love, and Reverence for Life that are encoded within the patterns of perfection for the New Earth.

When every person on Earth has completed his or her Awakening to Christ Consciousness, we will all know that it is impossible to harm any part of Life without harming ourselves and every other facet of Life. With that realization, we will consciously and deliberately operate from the heart space of Oneness and Love. We will open our hearts and minds to the patterns of perfection for the New Earth, and we will find viable, win-win solutions for every situation or challenge.

We will clearly KNOW that anything we do to enhance life for any person or any living thing will enhance life for ourselves and our loved ones. Just imagine, when everyone is operating from a consciousness of Oneness and Love none of the problems we are presently experiencing will exist. We will have shifted the CAUSE of those maladies and the outer world EFFECTS will naturally change.

Obviously, the most important thing we can do at this time is to assist our precious sisters and brothers in the Family of Humanity to raise their consciousness from separation to Oneness. Then they will KNOW they are One with ALL Life and they will live their lives from that profound Truth.

Together we can do this. And when we succeed God Victoriously in helping to lift the most recalcitrant souls out of the illusion of separation and into Christ Consciousness, we will experience the wonders of the New Earth and the elation of Heaven.

The Company of Heaven has given us a visualization that will help us accomplish this wondrous facet of the Divine Plan.  Please join me now as we bring this Activity of Light to the masses of Humanity.


Raising Consciousness and Loving All Life Free

I AM my I AM Presence and I AM One with the I AM Presence of every person on Earth.

As One Breath, One Heartbeat, One Voice, and One Energy, Vibration, and Consciousness of Pure Divine Love we invoke our Father-Mother God and the entire Company of Heaven to assist us in raising the consciousness of every person on Earth in perfect alignment with his or her Divine Plan and the highest good for all concerned.

Beloved Father-Mother God, we ask that you expand Your Flame of Transfiguring Divine Love which is pulsating within the Divinity of every person’s Heart Flame. Create from this Sacred Fire a Heart of Love. Allow this Heart of Love to expand and expand through each person’s Heart Flame until it envelops the entire Planet Earth.  (pause)

Now the Legions of Light from every Ascended level of Being project their Love into the Divine Matrix of our Father-Mother God, the Cosmic I AM, ALL That Is. This matrix is the Body of God within which every particle of Life throughout the whole of Creation lives, moves, breathes, and has its being.

This unprecedented influx of Divine Love flows through our Father-Mother God’s Divine Matrix and floods the Earth blessing every man, woman, and child. As this Gift of Love bathes the Earth, every atomic and subatomic particle and wave of Life on this planet is lifted into a Higher Order of Being.  (pause) 

The Light of God now flows into the mental body, the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, the super conscious mind, and the physical brain structure of every person on Earth.

This Gift of Light from our Father-Mother God balances the right and left hemispheres of each person’s brain, and activates their spiritual brain centers. Through this Activity of Light, each person’s pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus glands and the ganglionic centers at the base of their brain are restored to their full Divine Potential.

Utilizing this powerful Gift of Light, each person’s I AM Presence now recalibrates the circuitry within their physical brain structure enabling them to withstand a higher frequency of Divine Consciousness. This Activity of Light heals the fragmented circuitry that has prevented Humanity from communing with their I AM Presence and the Company of Heaven.

The I AM Presence within each person’s Heart Flame now creates the sacred space that enables that person to open their 5th-Dimensional Crown Chakra of Enlightenment to full breadth. This allows each one to communicate with their I AM Presence and with the Company of Heaven on a conscious level while reaching ever higher into Christ Consciousness.

As I hold the focus of my attention on the Light of God that is flowing through every person’s brain, I clearly see Humanity’s physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies being flooded with the resplendent Light of God.

This multidimensional, multifaceted, free-flowing 5th-Dimensional Crystalline Solar Light expands into every cell of Humanity’s Earthly Bodies allowing the I AM Presence of each person to take full dominion of this experience.

Now, all is in readiness. Through their I AM Presence, every person on Earth will participate at both inner and outer levels in this Activity of Light, which will raise the consciousness of the masses and assist every recalcitrant soul to shift from a consciousness of separation to a consciousness of Oneness and Reverence for Life.


I continue to breathe rhythmically and deeply. The Legions of Light throughout Infinity are with me now as I greet this sacred moment from within the peace of my I AM Presence. I AM One with all Life. I now realize that I AM One with ALL Humanity and together we are standing forth as the collective 5th-Dimensional Solar I AM Presence on Earth.

I now reach up into the Infinity of my own Divine Consciousness. As I AM lifted up, all of Humanity is lifted up with me. In this frequency of Divine Consciousness, Humanity’s free will becomes one with God’s Will, and Humanity’s Divine Consciousness is reclaimed here on Earth. Humanity’s Divine Consciousness reveals the profound Truth that We are One. This Higher Consciousness pulsates with Divine Love and Reverence for ALL Life.

Within the embrace of Divine Consciousness, Humanity experiences an endless ocean of Light that flows from Suns beyond Suns beyond Suns, and each person KNOWS, “I AM That I AM. I AM the Open Door for this celestial ocean of Light. I AM the Light of the World, and my time for higher service to Life is at hand.”

Now, this cosmic ocean of Light intensifies, flowing unimpeded through Humanity’s physical, etheric, mental, and emotional bodies. As each person assimilates this Gift from On High, they release into the Light all thoughts, feelings, words, actions, beliefs, and memories that are based in the consciousness of separation or duality.

The I AM Presence of each person now affirms, “All that I AM, all of the God Perfection that flows into my Crown Chakra of Enlightenment is manifesting through me now on the New Earth. I AM at peace on the New Earth. I AM resting in supreme God Confidence. I AM opening the 5th-Dimensional Stargate of my Heart. I AM One with my Father-Mother God and the Powers of Light throughout the Universe. I AM ready now to Love ALL Life FREE!”

Instantaneously, I see the Truth of every person on Earth. I see every recalcitrant soul as a precious Child of God, no matter how far their behavior patterns or their life experiences may be from reflecting that Truth. I perceive all of their human miscreations and their unbalanced energies as innocent primordial Light entering my awareness now to be transmuted and Loved free.

I happily greet my wayward sisters and brothers in the Family of Humanity and all of their unbalanced energy the same as my Father-Mother God would greet them. I greet them with Love from within the embrace of Peace, Detachment, God Confidence, and Supreme Authority.

Within the Invincible Forcefield of God’s Infinite Love I take these fallen souls into my Being, and I hold them in my arms of Light as I would an injured child. They cannot overwhelm me or control me in any way, nor do I need to fear them or shun them. I simply hold them and Love them until they surrender to the Love of God, desiring on their own to rejoin the Kingdom of Heaven which is pulsating within the Divinity of my Heart.

As these precious souls surrender to the Light, their consciousness is raised and they begin to remember that they are Beloved Sons and Daughters of God. With this sacred knowledge, they once again find their proper place in the Universe. In perfect Divine Order, they are set FREE to live and cocreate the patterns of Love and Oneness on the New Earth.Now, this activity of Light expands and expands, and I affirm to all Life everywhere:

Precious Children of God come unto me and be raised up into the Light and Love of our Father-Mother God.  (repeat 3 times)

As an Instrument of God, I AM accepting these precious souls and their unascended energies into my 5th-Dimensional Solar Heart Flame, so I can Love them FREE. I AM in Holy Communion with my Father-Mother God, and as my recalcitrant sisters and brothers enter my Heart Flame, they are also in Holy Communion with my Father-Mother God.

Now rather than feeling rejected and thus perpetuating their negative behavior, my sisters and brothers feel accepted and Loved as the innate Children of God they are. They voluntarily release themselves into the Light, and they become One with all of the great forcefields and momentums of Divine Light throughout the whole of Creation.

I rejoice that recalcitrant souls and unascended energy are finding their way Home through me, and I release myself into the peace of knowing:

My I AM Presence is handling ALL imperfection perfectly.   (repeat 3 times)

Father-Mother God, from your glorious heart I came into being, and into your loving heart one day—when my service here on Earth is through—I shall return. I thank you for the privilege of having life and for my physical embodiment during this sacred time when Divine Love and the patterns of perfection for the New Earth are being established on Earth.

In deep humility, I offer you the cup of my consciousness as a Holy Grail through which the Light of Creation will flow to fulfill the Divine Plan for Planet Earth.

Beloved Father-Mother God from this moment forth, with every breath I take, empower me with the ability to radiate the Love of my I AM Presence to all Life evolving on this planet.   And so it is!

​About Patricia: Patricia is co-founder and president of the nonprofit, educational organization New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose, which sponsors the Annual World Congress On Illumination.  Patricia was a marriage and family counselor for 20 years. She now spends her time freely sharing the information she is receiving from the Beings of Light in the Realms of Illumined Truth.  Patricia is an internationally known teacher and author who has taught workshops in 20 countries, and offered FREE Seminars in her hometown of Tucson, Arizona and throughout the USA for the past 33 years. She has written 11 books and produced CDs, DVD's, webinars, teleconferences, a weekly radio program, a free monthly email newsletter, global meditations, and YouTube presentations, all of which are designed to help Humanity add to the Light of the world. 


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​The year’s at the spring
And day’s at the morn;
Morning’s at seven;
The hillside’s dew-pearled;
The lark’s on the wing;
The snail’s on the thorn;
God’s in His heaven -
All’s right with the world!

~Robert Browning

Welcome to Mystic Musings with Tobie Hewitt. I’m Tobie Hewitt and I’m your guide through time and space and all points in between. Mystic Musings will give you insight into who you are, why you are here, how to live an authentic life, and where you fit into the universe around you. Join me on this path of mystical exploration.

​Welcome to Episode 38 of Mystic Musings with Tobie Hewitt. This week we will examine the idea of the Serenity Prayer as we continue our mystic journey.

​​Welcome to Episode 39 of Mystic Musings with Tobie Hewitt. This week we will further examine the idea of Mindfulness as we continue our mystic journey.

About Tobie Hewitt: About Tobie Hewitt: She is a Mystic/Writer/Intuitive Consultant, has been giving intuitive readings for almost 40 years. In that time she has both helped people to contact their loved ones on the other side of the veil and guided them to living a more fulfilling and actualized life.










Here is a great You Tube with many videos on all types of metaphysical and spiritual topics.  Since our mission to enlighten and inform, we will be posting at least one a month to be sure you have a great background in many aspects of metaphysics and spirituality.  

This episode applies the concepts of chakras to the bigger picture in life. Patchman begins by applying it to America. In contrast to most other countries like in Europe, America is very much a baby. Most of modern America’s history has existed in the lower chakras. We’ve existed in a very materialistic world, heavily focusing on things like survival, food, sex, houses, cars and money. This way of life was incredibly intense until the 1960’s, when the psychedelic revolution of free thinking and open love took place

Spirit & Crystal Connections' Healing Circle

It’s been a few weeks since my last post. I could say the reason for not writing is that I was too busy, or that I didn’t have a meaningful topic to share or that it was a case of writer’s block. Yet that would not be true. The thing is that nothing seemed to want to come through. The desire to sit down and write simply was not there. Of course, I could have ‘forced’ myself to write from a sense of obligation or pressure to ‘serve others.’  A feeling that I must ‘do’ this post on a weekly basis. Being a mother, coach and physician, I find it extremely difficult not to be ‘doing’ something! In our increasingly complex and fast-paced lives, most of us would agree that there is no shortage of ‘things to do’! 

Are we human beings or human doings? 

This past January, I made a resolution around BEING and not just doing. I even felt inspired to create a TO BE list for 2018 which I shared in a previous post. 

To be happy.
To be grateful.
To be at peace. 

From this space of BEING happy, grateful and at peace, I did not feel guided to blog. I did feel inspired to spend more time BEING with family and friends- taking quiet walks on the canal path freshly covered with pristine snow, making snow angels and even participating in a snowball throwing contest- which I won! 😊 Last week, I even gifted myself with a weekend online retreat in A Course in Miracles.

What is the purpose? What is this for?

I realize that life is not about ‘doing’ or how much or how fast we are ‘doing’ but being clear about the underlying motivation behind the doing. Are we coming from love we simply want to share? Do we feel our hearts bursting with joy that naturally extends like fragrance from a beautiful flower? Or are our actions based in fear, guilt or external obligation? Do we feel a need to do something because if we don’t, then somehow, we feel judged, inadequate or unworthy?

These are not easy questions to ask because we may feel afraid of the answers. So, naturally we keep ourselves busy ‘doing.’ Yet often this very ‘doing’ creates illness, disconnection and dis-ease in our bodies. If we stop, pause and let our inner wisdom guide us, we may find that the ‘doing’ still happens but perhaps at a slower pace, in more creative and fun ways than we could ever imagine. We sink into the present moment with each action instead of constantly racing to mark off as many things as quickly as possible on our never ending ‘to-do’ list.

More to come

Going forward, let me assure you that I’m not retiring from blogging. Not at all. Yet I am feeling guided to step back, simply breathe and post as it feels inspired. 😊


I invite you to reflect on one activity (from your work or home life) that you feel you want to step back from or do with less frequency. What holds you back from doing this? What are your fears and concerns? How would you enjoy spending that time instead? 

I would love to hear what you discover.

About Seema:  Coaching for Inner Peace (CFIP) is a non-profit educational organization created to offer a systematic way to experience consistent inner peace.  The organization is led by a physician, Seema Khaneja, MD who combines the wisdom of world spiritual traditions with scientific research, to guide people to holistic healing.  As the founder, Seema Khaneja MD has an extensive background in traditional Western medicine as well as complementary/alternative medicine. She was born in India, where she spent her early childhood years and was drawn to a spiritual path from a young age. She studied with spiritual teachers from the Hindu and Buddhist tradition and is also a student of A Course in Miracles. Ever since Dr. Khaneja entered medical school, she was on a quest to understand the connection between mind, body, emotions and healing. Coaching for Inner Peace is a vehicle to share what she learned- based on her professional and personal experience- so others may be relieved of suffering and rediscover a sense of wholeness.

Five months ago I started out on a journey of self-discovery.  I made a decision to spiritually invest in my own life what I had been spiritually investing into the lives of others.  I did not know where the journey would take me. I chose to just trust the process and believe that all would work to my highest and best.

I know that the journey has not ended.  However, on this road to self-discovery I have come to a point of change.  I came to a cross in the road where I had to make another decision about which way I would go.  I have come to a point of change.  I came to a cross in the road where I had to make another decision about which way I would go.

In my life’s journey, I have come to believe when we get to these points of change, all of the options can and will work out.  Some roads may be a little more challenging that others but there are still lessons to learn from them.  You do eventually get through them and you end up where you are supposed to be.

Yes, it is possible to have made a better choice.  But I believe that if all roads were not possible to travel, they would not be there as options.  Too often I think we put the right and wrong labels where we really should be putting good, better, best and maybe not as good instead.  The “not as good” choice may have a more challenging lesson to learn behind it, however. I have found in my life’s experiences that all things have worked for good, even the things that I labeled as bad or “mistakes” have actually brought me to good.

A few years back, I came to realize that there are no mistakes in the Universe.  As tough as things can be and as rough as life can get, I still believe this. I believe it because I believe that all things work together for good to those who love God and are loved by God.  That includes everyone. So if I believe this statement, how could there be mistakes?

I have accepted this as my truth because it is true for me.  It has made my life much easier because I know that regardless of what happens things will always work out.  It does not mean that I don’t have moments where I think about the alternative choices and what could or would have happened. I remind myself about where I am in my life’s path and where I have been and then I can see for myself that it all works out regardless of which road you choose.

I have not always taken the road well-traveled where the trail has been blazed and you can clearly see for miles.  I have taken instead quite a few roads less traveled.  They have been challenging.  I have had to learn new ways of negotiating the journey.  I have seen things that were not visible from the other roads I could have taken.  There were times when I had to travel alone and face fears.  But I survived.  I am still here to tell my story which is not that much different from many others.  By experience, I know that every road has its own challenges and lessons to be learned.  That is part of the purpose of the journey.  And as the song says, “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”  So for all who have not died on the journey, you really are stronger, more knowledgeable and wiser.

I came to this crossing and decision in March to take a road that leads me back to my homeland, the South.  I know with this decision to take this road, a new course has been set with new challenges and lessons to learn experience and grow.  I know there will also be a new level of joy, a new vision and possibilities that I cannot see or know at this time.  It is the same with every choice and decision we make.  There is no need to fear.  There is no need to second guess and hope it is not a mistake because I don’t believe that there are any mistakes in the Universe.  The free will which was given to us by our Creator was given so we would have opportunity to choose these experiences by which we could learn and grow.  You can always choose to take a different path if you find you don’t like the one you are on.

At the end of this month, May 2017, I move forward on my path to a new experience.  I look forward to seeing what else is on this journey of discovery. I love this life.

Love, Rebecca

About Rebecca: I am Rebecca Washington. I have not always appreciated myself, my gifts, talents, intellect, internal or external beauty that I possess. The lack of appreciation and acknowledgement has been reflected in how I think the world sees me. But the world can only see what I show it and allow it to see.  Casting all of that behind me, I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to thrive in today’s crazy world; your personality, your sense of humor, and most importantly, your heart. All of these elements brought me to this:  "Love, Rebecca."

Joe’s wife died and his son, hoping to ease his dad’s pain, registered him for a Tai Chi class.  Joe told me it was helping him with his depression. 

Ann’s body was riddled with arthritis. She found Tai Chi classes helped improve her flexibility and her mood. 

Janet was looking for a way to practice mindfulness. She had tried sitting meditation but wanted to explore the active meditation method of Tai Chi. 

The names have been changed, but the stories are real. These are just a few stories shared with me by students in my Tai Chi classes. Time and time again, I hear positive reactions from students. Students exclaim to me how much more relaxed they feel at the end of the class.  

What is Tai Chi? Why does Harvard Medical School call it “medication in motion”? And why is it so good for us? 

Half of all Americans suffer from one or more chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, COPD, and arthritis? People are living longer than ever but what of the quality? And the costs? The Center for Disease Control estimates that health care costs for treatment of chronic disease accounts for more than 75 percent of health care costs. 

Tai Chi helps us take back our bodies. 

I often say that more than 100 million people can’t be wrong.  I’m talking about the more than 100 million people in China who practice Tai Chi.  In China, Tai Chi practitioners can be found in groups gathered wherever there is space, but usually in public parks. You can also find them wearing hospital gowns in hospital courtyards, because Tai Chi is considered an adjunct to modern medicine. 

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese practice that began as a martial art and is now primarily practiced for physical and mental health. The goal is to circulate one’s life force and create a balance, a harmony within our bodies. This life force is known as qi (che).  There is no true English translation for the word, but the closest we can get is “air” “material energy” “life force” “energy flow.” 

In the United States, Tai Chi is today where Yoga was perhaps 10 years ago. Mainstream medicine accepts and promotes Tai Chi for health. Harvard Medical School has published a book on Tai Chi. The CDC, Mayo Health Clinic, and more! All are supporters and promoters of Tai Chi for a myriad of body and mind health challenges.  

There are a handful of major styles, or schools, of Tai Chi. The style names came as a result of the founding family surnames. Each style takes a different approach, but each uses a combination of slow, flowing, circular moves. The moves are also known as forms. Some Tai Chi styles have more than 100 moves, others fewer than 50. They are all based on discovering, developing, strengthening, and experiencing qi. 

Thankfully, it’s not necessary to learn 100, 50, or even 12 moves to experience the benefits of Tai Chi. There are more-modified styles, based on the major styles, that make Tai Chi and its benefits accessible to anyone and everyone. 

Tai Chi Easy, for example, is a 5-move form developed by Dr. Roger Yahnke, Chinese doctor, author, and speaker. Yahnke developed this form for the specific purpose of making it most easily accessible to anyone and everyone. 

As Yahnke explains, each of us has the power to take responsibility for our own health. “Our western mainstream approaches have much to offer, but each of us needs to take responsibility. We each have a healing power within us that could do so much. We need only to accept that and take the steps to live healthier lives.” 

About Jean:  Jean Sica, owner/operator of Tai Chi For EveryBODY as well as The Business of Mindfulness, offers classes in Tai Chi Easy, Qigong, Mindfulness, and Meditation in the Rochester area. Certified in Tai Chi Easy, Healer Within, Qigong, Tai Chi for Arthritis.




Dear Beloved Children of the Light! We come forth this day to beam our Love into your Hearts! Dear Ones, we want you to know and to feel that we are all around you at this time. We are all around your planet Earth! We are so close, more so than ever before. As the Earth has raised her frequency so have you Dear Ones! At one time there was a larger gap between our frequencies, this is no longer true. As you open your hearts, and open to the TRUTH of whom you are you raise your frequency! Dear Ones, we are HERE all around you NOW! We ask that you call upon us, say out loud “New Earth Angels come to me now, please help me integrate these New Earth frequencies with ease and grace! I am open for your help on all levels, through all dimensions, across time. Thank you, so be it, Amen.” That is very simple and powerful way to call us in! We love you Dear Ones, but you still are on Earth and Earth is a FREE-WILL zone at this time, so you must call us in and ask for our help! Thank you, The New Earth Angels.

About Christia:  I was born an artist, empath, clairvoyant, and a channel of Spirit. My grandmother said I could draw and play cards before I could walk. I have always drawn upon Nature as my inspiration for healing and my art. In 1995, I had a spiritual awakening with a chorus of Angels-- a momentous event in my life – which caused me to open myself up to Spirit and the magical, inspirational multi-dimensional Universe.  I teach practical tools on how to open to a dialogue with your angels and spirit guides during my healing sessions and classes. The Angel Light energy comes through my artwork into your home and environment. Everything I do, say, or touch has Angelic Energy. It has been my prayer for over 20 years that I be a pure channel of the Highest Love and Light, and that I am of service to the Light. 

Guided by The Arch Angels, I began working with clients from all over the world.The Angels have told me that I AM a bridge from the Angelic Realm to this 3D Human Realm. They have asked me to call myself an Angel Medium. I AM A Certified Angelic Life Coach, an Ordained Minister, Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts  and a Master of Fine Arts in painting. 








Spring forever appears

 the soothing music part
of lyrics unspoken.
It thaws the frozen fears,
mends the wounded heart
that Winter has broken.

~Aarno Davidson



​Meditation is meant to bring you tranquility and peace of mind, to clear your thoughts so you can hear the thoughts of your real self.  Our ordinary thinking process is so “noisy” that we rarely get a chance to experience other aspects of our consciousness unless we make a focused effort.

Whether you are new to meditation, or already a regular practitioner, you can deepen your experience by using this time and your expanded state of awareness to come to know who you truly are.  Below, I will guide you through a meditation where you ask the most important question of all – “Who am I?”

The following steps are suggestions. If any of these suggestions is not comfortable or not possible, please feel free to adapt these steps in whatever way works for you.

    •       Sitting quietly, close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Your breathing should be gentle and quiet. Someone sitting next to you should not be able to hear you breathe. Breathe in deeply through your nose, hold your breath as long as you can comfortably, and then exhale slowly and softly. Repeat this until your breathing is slow and gentle.

    •       Let any worries, concerns, or clamoring thoughts and feelings flow away. Initially your conscious mind will feel uncomfortable when you ask it to suspend its habitual thinking processes (or, more often, worrying processes). It wants to keep thinking and will try to do so. Just “watch” these thoughts. Don’t hold on to them or follow them. Let them simply come and go. If necessary, “tell them” you’ll pay attention to them later, but not now (usually the thoughts go away when they have this reassurance). 

Now, in this stillness, you can ask yourself, “Who am I?” lovingly and sincerely, with your whole being. You can repeat the question several times, slowly, and with full concentration. Then listen. Listen until you know that you’ve listened long enough for now, even if you feel you haven’t received an answer. You have. The answer will begin to manifest in many different ways as long as you continue to repeat the meditation.

“Who am I?” You are asking something incredibly simple really—something profoundly natural, something as close as your own being yet as infinite as the universe. Through your meditation, can also begin to know and to “make real” your unity with your real self.

This meditation requires much repetition and patient listening. The understanding that results from it doesn’t usually happen all at once. The expanding sense of knowing your real self can be so subtle that you don’t realize you’re getting it until you have it. The meditation will enlighten you in its own way, in its own time. Imagine the joy of day by day growing into a fuller understanding of who you are—who you really are and the power you really have. 

It’s that simple. Your real self awaits your knowing. Let it come slowly, like the dawn, if it must. For now, you, the warrior on the path of uniting body, mind, and spirit, can know I am one with the universal life force. I am creative energy. I have the power to fulfill my dreams. I can break through to awesome.

Tae Yun Kim is a martial arts great grandmaster, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and author of THE SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER.  As head coach, she led the first-ever U.S. womenʼs Tae Kwon Do team to a gold medal at the Pre-World Games in Seoul, helping pave the way for women to compete in martial arts in the Olympics. Dr. Kim went on to found her own school of martial arts, aimed at overcoming limitations in every area of life. She is also the founder and CEO of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, a leading high-tech Silicon Valley company, and has won many awards for her achievements and humanitarian service.  She received an honorary Ph.D. in Business Administration from Koreaʼs Sook Myung Womenʼs University. In 2017, she won two Stevie Awards for Women in Business: one for lifetime achievement and the other for best new product. To learn more, visit: www.taeyunkim.com.

​​​​We would like you to have a sound break and listen to the video.  Sound healing offers a lot of positive health options.  Some benefits of Sound Therapy are:

Changes our old patterns of behavior, habits and way of thinking that no longer serve us and are harmful to our health.
Soothes, purify and harmonize your emotions and feelings.
Helps to recover after illness, traumas and invasive medical treatments.
Increases vital energy flow, creativity, intuition and motivation.
Makes positive changes to our whole being.
Removes blockages and toxins.      

Stimulates circulation.                                                Stimulates endocrine glands and regulates hormonal functioning.
Affects all cells in your body.                                     Balances both hemispheres of the brain.
Cleanses negative energy and emotions.                 Connecting with your higher self.
Helps to cope with life's challenges.                         Improves sleep.
Strengthens immune system.                                    Stress reduction.       

Deep relaxation.

Listen to this video, just click on the arrow.

It is a curious thing to watch myself evolve through different belief systems. Each one providing truth of itself-until I move on to another. Sometimes I feel as if I have planned this life to include about 20 reinvented lives. The outward appearance may seem the same for the most part. The husband is the same. The children are the same although new kids have come along in the form of grandchildren. If you looked at a picture of me at 5 years old, you could probably pick me out of a line- up of grannies and still identify me at 65 years old.

I still like the outdoors, swimming, kayaking, walking. I still like to play piano and meditate and watch TV. I like to share things. I like my cat. I like to read. I like things to do with the home-making it comfy cozy. The personality likes a good joke and sometimes drama and intensity. I like the intimacy of mutual healing. So what has changed so much?

It is my priorities. I understand at a very deep level that I have come here to evolve. I am here to move from fear to love-no matter what seems to be happening. I know that this is my purpose and as I do this surrendering I am doing it for all of humanity. It truly is my biggest contribution to others for me to maintain a high vibration and if I can’t, to get back to one in the shortest time possible. To solidify my alignment with my freer Self is why I am here.

I have chosen a gentle path. When difficulties arise I have learned to release them to the higher dimensions where they are resolved and gently reflected down to me. I have learned to rely on my guidance. I have chosen before I came into this life to be adept at energy recognition. I realize that all paths are perfect for that one person who is on it. I have faith that all things lead to peace. I love creation and connection. I love solitude as well, for in it I can unite my inner being and feel spacious.

The one thing I know is that ALL IS WELL! If you don’t know it yet, I will know it for you, until you decide it may be time to join me.
About Christine: Hypnotherapist, International Association of Counselors and Therapists, Reconnective Energy Healer, Past Life Regression, Body Wisdom, Shamanic Healing