“Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult lessons. That’s because trust is not a verb; it’s a noun. But what if the real problem is not that we can’t trust other people; it’s that we can’t trust ourselves?”

In this compelling volume, filled with illuminating and heartrendingly powerful stories of broken trust, betrayal, and triumph, Iyanla demonstrates why the four essential trusts—Trust in Self, Trust in God, Trust in Others, and Trust in Life—are like oxygen: without them, none of us can survive. Mastering these four essential trusts requires both a process and a practice: Life gives you the process through your experiences; people provide you the opportunity to practice.

Iyanla explores what trust really is and reveals why some of the most shocking trust violations offer us profound opportunities for personal growth and healing. Her pragmatic trust prescriptions—rooted in self-awareness, intuition, communication, and spiritual practice—will challenge you to face your deepest fears and free you to cultivate new levels of increased authenticity, greater resilience, renewed peace, and joy.





*  Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC. - The New Yorker
* For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth. - New York Times
* Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth. - The Village Voice
* A-List exorcist!" - NY Post
* The Original crystal-packing mama. - NY Press 
Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she  offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

​The Queen’s Chronicles:  HOW MY GARDEN DOES GROW 

​Being an urban being, I have never had a garden where I grew food. My terrace is devoted exclusively to flowers, food for the soul, for sure, but with the exception of the day lilies they are not edible.

My container garden gives me immense pleasure. I love digging in the dirt with my bare hands. No gloves or trowels for this Queen, thank you very much. I cherish the feel of the earth on my skin and don’t mind getting it under my nails. That is why the Goddess invented scrub brushes and soap, after all. I even make my own rich fertile soil by composting dead leaves and food scraps in a garbage pail.

I can spend hours on end dead heading my plants and picking off the dry leaves one by one. I tend my garden with love and care and it cultivates me in return. My plants are my dear friends, my children, really. They have been with me, loyally flourishing and flowering for decades. All of my geraniums, for instance, are from cuttings from one small plant that I had on my windowsill in my Greenwich Village apartment in 1969!

My ceremonial space, Mama Donna’s Tea Garden & Healing Haven is an indoor garden paradise decorated with vintage yard furniture and filled with plants. Some of these I have had for 30 years or more. Some I have inherited from family and friends who have passed on. I am so glad to be the caretaker of these living memorials. Their spirit is alive in the plants that they loved and nurtured. And everyone who enters this sacred space feels the green healing energy.

Once upon a time I grew weed(s) for imbibing from the seeds in my stash. This crop, too, was food for my soul. But that was then and this is now. And now I am drawn to plant and raise some foodstuff. My options are limited by space constraints, but the time feels right to start with some herbs and maybe some berries or baby lettuces. Or maybe it is too late for this season. I don’t know. I will have to do some research. What I do know is that I want to taste what I grow.

With best blessings for nourishment from Mother Earth,










In Rochester winters, we learn to “layer”.  A shirt, a sweatshirt, a winter coat. Double gloves.  A hat and a scarf.  Even in summer, how cold will the air conditioning be at work?  At our favorite restaurant?  So layering makes us more flexible in many situations. 

The core of the meaning for any card is what your intuition says, what your “gut” says, what “comes to you when you look at the card.  That is like the body inside all the layers of clothing. 

But to read a Tarot card, there are  layers you can use 

First: Observation  

Look at the card.   What colors do you see?  How do those colors make you feel?  What is the ground the figure is standing on?  (Is there a figure?)  What might this mean?  Do you relate to the figure?

What does the sky look like?  Are there buildings or gardens?  What is the number of the card?  What is its suit?  (Or is it a Trump, a major arcana?)  All these things you can observe. 


Study.  Read about it, either in the “little white book” that came with the deck.  Or in another Tarot book.  Or on your favorite Tarot website.  While this seems a “dry” or “intellectual” way to read a card, you will notice that several meanings are offered for the same card.  In choosing the meaning that best “fits”, you are using your intuition.  There is no “better” or “worse” way to read a card. 


Personal connection.  For example, there is a fish in the card?  What does that mean to you?  Did you have a goldfish pet as a child?  Do you only eat fish when you are at the ocean?  These personal paths can lead to a bigger interpretation.  (What did you learn about responsibility for your fish?  Does your client need a trip to the ocean?  Or are they “fishing” for compliments?) 

As your intuition develops, all this will come together as you read.  But if you are just beginning to trust your intuition, these layers can be steps to develop your intuition. 

About: Jenna Bernardi is deeply immersed in the Western Magical Tradition, including Tarot and Qabalah. Her Bachelor of Music degree supports her lifelong work with magic and music.  Her Master’s Degree is in spiritual psychology.  She is co-foundress of The Wick, a Rochester based Wiccan coven.  A member of First Unitarian Church, she facilitates a Tarot Journey group for spiritual exploration.  She reads Tarot at Mythic Treasures where she also leads a monthly Qabalah Tree of Life meditation.  If you have questions you can email her at

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It has been several years since I have been on a plane, but I remember the flight attendants always saying how in an emergency, we need to put our oxygen masks on first before helping anyone else. This is similar advice to what I was given during my spiritual formation. We were told to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Practicing you this month, means we have to remember to put our masks on first. Today, I thought I would share a few practical ways to take care of ourselves in our daily lives.

1.     Unplug from the energy zappers.
We all have people in our lives who are energy zappers. They are the ones who make you feel increasingly tired the longer you are around them. When you start to feel emotionally, mentally, and/or physically drained, excuse yourself, and find a quiet place to be and let your energy level rebuild. This is not to say those individuals are bad people, just that they zap your energy and your ability to be present for yourself, and thus for others. Unplug, put your mask on and breathe.

2.     Be like Superman
We all have things which zap us and things which energize us. Be clear on what those are. One of my former clients had a brother she loved dearly, but being around him zapped her energy because he always wanted to tell her all the things wrong in his life. She came to realize that what energized her was being outdoors and walking. She wanted to be present for her brother but did not want to be drained. To keep her balanced and centered, she invited him to go for a walk with her whenever he wanted to have one of those talks. She came back feeling energized and balanced and he felt loved because she had been present for him. We all have our capes we put on to protect ourselves. Some put a white light of protection around themselves. I used to anoint myself with White Angelica before being around a certain individual. I have another individual with whom, I take a moment to breathe and remember that what she says is about her, not me, and remind myself to not take what is said personally. Each technique, in its own way, places a perimeter of safety around you.

3.     Live with love, not fear
One of the most liberating things I have been learning to do is to live with love and not fear. It has enabled me to fully present with others without the fear of taking on their energies and feelings. By loving them, I can empathize with them, be fully present, remember what it is like to be in that situation without becoming or fearing becoming them. This doesn’t mean that every situation I travel through is easy and comforting. However, through the love I have for myself and others, I am able to journey through a situation with someone, re-center, and feel blessed for the journey and the opportunity to grow and evolve in my own journey.

4.     Meditate
When I remember to take the time to meditate each day, I am able to stay balanced, focused, and centered, journeying to a deeper place within where Spirit resides. It is in that state of silence, which I am free to explore the silence and experience the mystery. The more I am able to practice this daily discipline, the more I am able to remember to put my mask on first, wear my cape, and live with love, not fear.

One of the gifts of these practices is that I also encounter those who I might consider being a pain. However, as Dr. Mark Rosen, has taught me these people are blessings and I should thank them for being a pain. The more opportunities I have to work through the buttons others push in me, the fewer opportunities there are for others to zap my energy or push my buttons. As Iyanla Vansant once suggested, we should give thanks for those who push our buttons. These individuals help us to grow and evolve in our journey, develop a deeper compassion for humanity. This month, let’s practice being the best human spiritual beings we can be.

​About Inspiritual:  It  is a space for you, when you are ready, to embark on an  inward journey,  a space to move beyond that which inspires you, a safe space for you to engage in a spiritual journey towards a deeper relationship with your authentic self and your Higher Power; however you call upon that power.  Inspiritual is a space where you can connect to your Higher Power in ways that facilitate your feeling safe, empowered, trusted, loved, and filled with possibility, a space in which you can claim the time to look within, connect to Spirit, and bring the Spirit within to the surface.

Greetings! I am Adama from Telos, your lost city beneath the Earth, which many on the surface still have no inkling of.

We wish to spread the magnificence of our existence to all on the surface, so that all humanity will re-think their ideas and beliefs about existence on this planet. We feel that it's time for all to hear about us, and for all to connect with us in their thoughts.

For our purpose of re-emerging at this time is to awaken all to the Glory of God, and to the glorified plan that our Creator has in store for us.

We are all brothers and sisters, wherever we live - whether in the oceans, on the land, or in the inner earth and Subterranean Cities. We all come from the same source, breathe the same air and dream the same dreams.

You can literally change your reality by the dreams you envision and the thoughts you think. For it is the dreams and thoughts that create your future. So dream on, our brothers and sisters, and in your dreams see only an Earth glorified in love and light, peopled by Light Beings of great beauty and purity of heart. It all starts with your thoughts and ends with your manifestations.

Yes, you do manifest the conditions of your lives. You manifest your reality daily, by the thoughts you go to sleep with the night before. So as you lie in bed dreaming of days to come, surround each thought with light so that only the magnificence of each idea blooms into the purity of light. Enrich your dreams, and make them as grand as you can, for in the Infinite Universe all is possible - and the more grand the idea, the more possible it can be. For God only wishes the grandest and most majestic of worlds. Anything less is not of God, but of man.

So dream your dream, and see yourself as the majestic Beings you are, fully in control of your thoughts and fully aware of the purity of your intentions before you send them out to our Universe. That way, all will be returned to you in the glory and bliss of your dreams being manifested into your reality.

This is how we, in the Subterranean Cities, created our home of Bliss. We are very aware and tuned into our thoughts, and hold them in check to be released only when they are pure light and love. This way, only love and light returns to us, in the form we created.

This is a Universal Law - one so basic that we wonder how it has eluded you for so long. It is now time to return to God, and to re-acquaint yourselves with the Eternal Laws of the Universe. For you know these laws. These laws are a part of all life. And as you move up the scale of consciousness you will become more and more aware of the existence of Universal Law and you
will wonder how it was that you could have ever forgotten.

This is Adama, your brother, bringing you back to the LAW of ONE. Adonai, my brothers and sisters of Light.

About Dianne:  Dianne Robbins continues her connection to the civilizations of Inner Earth, the Elementals and Nature Kingdoms for over 25 years.  Her transmissions connect our hearts to the hearts of Beings in advanced civilizations, Whales, Dolphins, the Tree People, the Crystal Nation and Earth’s Elemental Kingdoms.  In service to Earth, Dianne continues to provide her channelings to keep people informed of the vital link between our surface world and other realms of existence who share our planet with us. As we merge our consciousness with these other realms, our perceptual range expands and our inner sight opens.


Hope is a roving gypsy

With laughter on her tongue,
And the blue sky and sunshine
Alone, can keep her young;
And year by year she lingers
Under a budding tree...

~Dora Read Goodale

Your Twin Flame Star

Dear Children,

It is my pleasure to share with you that when you look up at the stars, you could be looking at one of your own stars. When you were born as a soul, you found over time you created a male and female aspect, two halves of your soul called Twin Flames. You were in deep Love together. Your Love created its own energy to form a Star. You had a role to share your Light as this Star, to offer even more Love to your universe.

Many of you have forgotten your beginnings in such Joy. I am helping you remember that you can return infinitum consciously to your Twin Flame Star. In so doing you are claiming your divine right to your original romance and happiness. As you and your Twin Flame reunite in this way your physical heart heals all past wounds of separation. You begin a renewed journey to wholeness. All aspects need to return to your soul henceforth for your Ascension.


Miracle of Life

Dear Children, 

In one fell swoop you can change your thinking. In one second of time you can change your mood. In one day you can make thousand of cells in your body. In nine months you can create the birth of a child and a miracle of life. 

You are magnificent. You are multi-dimensional, clairsentient beings of such great depth, Intellect, Wisdom, Love, Truth and Light. You can fly to the moon and dive to the bottom of the deepest seas. You are limitless in your potential. 

You are created in the image of God. 

Many Blessings

​​About Jayne: Jayne is a healer and soul channel for the masters, DNA and akashic record practitioner, teach and author of four spiritual books. THE CALL OF AN ANGEL, TWELVE STEPS TO HEAVEN, THE NEW DNA, A SECRET PATH TO FREEDOM.  She has over 35 years experience and presently shares new information, activations, healings and channelings from the masters for a new earth, peace, harmony, love and light to all.  Remember the universe always loves you!  

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* Origin described hearing as a "readiness of the soul towards God".

* "True inner hearing has not been perfected until one can hear the sounds in a seed, in a leaf...When one unites with the 'arch tone', giving life to all forms, he unites with the cosmic music of the universe. Finally, one unites with the tone of his own direct star from whence he came".

* "It is not a fairy tale that the saints used to speak with the trees and plants. You can speak with them today if you are in communication. Man has the same privilege today, if he realizes that he is privileged".

* "Upon the wings of sound, the way of higher evolution is traveled".

* "At first only the light works, but when one goes deeper into creation there is sound. When one is face to face with spirit, what is first expressed is the light or what one first responds to is light; and what one responds to next, and what touches one deeper, is sound".

* "While information and knowledge, the fruits of pursuing the light, provide relative peace and spiritual progress, they pale in comparison to the higher God attributes of truth, love, wisdom and freedom and power which the awakened Sound Current imbued within the sincere seeker of truth"...."These attributes are a livened by bathing in the audible Life Stream".

* "Sound is a tremendous occult (meaning hidden) power. It is such a stupendous force that the electricity generated by a million Niagara Falls could never counteract even the smallest potentiality of sound when directed by proper knowledge".

* "For there is nothing in this world that can help one spiritually more than music. Meditation prepares, but music is the highest for touching perfection".

* "Since the difference between one dimension and another is its rate of vibration, the key to the transformation of the spirit lies within the music".

* Pythagoras and Plato said that the nature of the soul is sound.

* "The person who has found the keynote of his own voice has found the key of his own life".

To hear our signature sounds, focus attention on a sound that is nearby. Next, adjust your hearing to listen to a sound that is far away. Continue changing your listening focus, going back and forth. This eventually creates a high-pitched sound, similar to a ringing sound in our ears. This is our personal sound. This sound feeds our bodies and energies, improving the coherence of our voice.

Another way to access your signature sounds is to plug your ears and then listen carefully to subtle internal sounds. Find whatever means works best to block out extraneous sounds - use earplugs or place a pillow over the ears. All that matters is that outside sound is effectively blocked out and that you are comfortable and able to concentrate. 

Many sit quietly in meditation for quite some time before they perceive these subtle sounds. Perhaps as their focus improves and their skill of paying attention to very slight sounds increases, they begin to hear their nervous or circulatory systems, their heartbeat, or other unique sounds like the sound of a harp.

While in a meditative state, pretend that you have sounds in your ears, like tinnitus. Trust your imagination and listen for extremely soft, subtle and high-pitched sounds. It may be mechanical sounding, like a ringing in your ears, or sound like the ocean, crickets or rain. As you focus on this sound, it becomes louder.

Move into the sounds in your thoughts. Close your eyes. Allow sound to come around you like a cloak. There may be several frequencies involved. Try to hear more details of the sounds.

Can you hear several sounds combining?

Can you separate the sounds coming from each ear?

Is there a variance of timber or volume of the sounds coming from each ear?

Over time I found that these subtle sounds morphed. What began sounding like a cricket ended up ten minutes later resembling the sound of the ocean. I went through periods when I only heard crickets and then suddenly my internal sounds were similar to the howling of the wind.

When we screen out interference and distractions we amplify our subtle inner sounds. In contrast, when we ignore these subtleties, they fade into the background and go away. To benefit from this gift, we must give it our deepest attention. We are a part of the miracle!

About Jill: She is a prolific Artist, Musician and Author. Jill is widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound Healing!   She has produced nine CDs with intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques, & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits.  Jill is a four - time author. (The Lost Waves of Time – Best Book of 2016 and Best Alternative Science book of 2016, Deep Wave Body Healing CD– Best Sound Healing CD of 2016, Contacting Angels & Masters CD – Best CD of 2015 and Deep Wave Beauty CD – Best New Age CD – Silver Award).  She offers an online Sound Healing School. Jill presents new ways of approaching health and everyday issues using the benefits of sound! Free music & School of Sound Healing at 




We have developed our 円教寺 Enkyoji Buddhist Network, as a way online, to support and facilitate individuals who wish to develop or have information about our Nichiren Shu Buddhist practice. We are officially recognized by Nichiren Shu Headquarters in Minobu, Japan. We are in a constant process of development in support of those who genuinely want to learn our practice regardless of their experience levels or location in the world. We currently support individuals and small groups developing from Kathmandu, Nepal to Rochester, NY. Seattle, WA to Buffalo, NY. Miami, FL to Stockton, CA. Even Saskatoon, Canada and Argentina!

Announcing: Christina Ivanna Harp CD Launch

at ONE Wellness Center​​​​

2349 Monroe Ave., 2nd Fl. (REAR Entrances) 
Rochester, NY 14618

​​SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1:00-3:30 pm 
Join us for an afternoon of celebration!

​Be sure to call to save your seat 585.645.4221

This Blog is for people who wish to learn how to use a very simple, yet powerful and effective spiritual tool every day the rest of your life.  It will lessen the stress and fear of life in general, and will make your life easier.  It’s so simple a lot of people say “It can’t be this easy,” but it is, because IT WORKS!

This reconnects you with your Guardian Angel, or higher power, or whatever your belief is.  You simply say, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for… thank you!”  When you read the stories below, sent from all over the world, we use the acronyms MBO for Most Benevolent Outcomes, GA for Guardian Angel, and BP for Benevolent Prayers (what you ask for other people).   

Be sure to participate when I ask you to say a Benevolent Prayer out loud, but are you also saying the Daily BP each morning as I do?  Theo says this is one of the most important things you could do for yourself not only for this life, but all the others you have lived or will live on earth, as they are all happening at the same time.  Print it out and put it on your bathroom mirror to remind you.  Here is the link:  Here is an example of a BP for everyone to say today: “I ask any and all beings to intervene in the most benevolent way to stop any terrorist attacks before they happen anywhere in the world, to respect other religions, and for there to be peace in the world, thank you!”  Welcome to the Benevolent Outcomes Blog, and welcome to everyone who subscribed in the past week. 


Colleen writes from Billingham Washington State:  I have had many MBO experiences, but none quite as significant.   This one is credible evidence that MBOs work!!!

So I have recently reconnected with a childhood friend, who lives in Washington State.  While I was staying at her place for an evening, she pulled out all of our high school yearbooks.   As we walked down memory lane, I mentioned a friend of mine, Sharlene.   I saw Sharlene’s photo in one of the yearbooks, and I told my friend that I wondered why I had lost contact with Sharlene.  I remember calling her a few years back, to tell her about a mutual friend who passed away.  I never heard from Sharlene after that.  For some reason, I thought I might have done something to offend her.

A few weeks later, I was on my way to Kalispell, Montana, to get items from storage.  I stopped in North Bend, Washington to get gas and food.  Usually, I get a beef taco at Taco Time, but I have stopped eating meat.  So, I don’t frequent McDonald’s much, but I stopped there and ordered French fries, a side of tarter, and a soda.  When my number was called, the lady behind the counter politely told me that my tarter sauce was on top.  I said thank you, took the bag, and started to walk off.

The lady behind the counter said my name!  “Colleen, it’s Sharlene!!”  It was my friend that I had been wondering and thinking about from high school!  She has been working at McDonald’s since high school and is in management.  She has worked at many different locations throughout the years.

I was stunned, to say the least!  She took me aside and shared with me, that she had just lost her mother, a sister to cancer, and recently totaled her car.  She also told me that I had not done anything to offend her.  Apparently, that was my self-doubt issue.   We exchanged numbers and are planning on getting together soon. Now we are connected again.

My MBO that morning:  I ask for the Most Benevolent Outcome in having a joy filled, magical day, full of surprises!!  Wow, did I ever!!


Barbara writes:  Today, I was going to the UPS store for the second day in a row. As I leave my house, I request an MBO for the perfect parking space near the store, so I don’t have to lug packages far. Yesterday, the space was directly in front, however, the meter would not take my credit card! I went in and got some change, no problem. So today, as I left the house, I requested an MBO for a perfect parking place near the store, with time on the meter!!

As I drove up to the storefront UPS store, on a busy street, there were people approaching the last car in the row, near the store. But not in time, and a sense told me to go further. At the other end of the row, there was an empty space, easy to get into, and with 19 minutes left on the meter!! Thank you, angels, again!!! Fine tuning my MBOs has gotten to be a habit! :-)

Thanks again, Tom, for all that you do! I really wish I knew what I did in Atlantis or Lemuria…Maybe someday I will know!

About Tom T. Moore: He is an author and speaker. His books include THE GENTLE WAY series, plus FIRST CONTACT: Conversations with an ET and ATLANTIS & LEMURIA: The Lost Continents Revealed. He was voted "Best Self-Help Author" for the past three years by the readers of a health magazine. He is a telepath and answers questions sent to him from all over the world in his weekly newsletter, which can be subscribed to at​  His series THE TELEPATHIC WORLD OF TOM T. MOORE is on YouTube. My new book, “ATLANTIS & LEMURIA—The Lost Continents Revealed!” has so much information that has NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED in any other book on the subject! Read the REAL history of two societies that existed for over 50,000 years each.

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Blooming Lilac Sangha is one of hundreds of communities worldwide that practices mindfulness as taught by Vietnamese Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. The practice of meditation, according to Thich Nhat Hanh, is like the power of the sun, illuminating the areas of our life that dwell in darkness. Instead of suppressing anger, fear, and guilt, Thich Nhat Hanh suggests that we should be mindful of these emotions, which will allow our natural patience and appreciation for life to unfold. Thich Nhat Hanh uses practical, traditional gathas (teachings) that join ancient meditation practice with the challenges of the modern world. These teachings include step-by-step guides to meditation, breathing exercises, contemplation, and communication, opening our hearts and minds to the joyous wonder of tranquility and love.  

​Your beautiful heart is stunning. Yes, your heart.

How do I know that you’re gorgeous in your heart?

You want to make a difference in the world, right? Even if it is on a macro level. You want to contribute to your family, to someone you love. Of course, you do. I know you want to feel healing and give healing and matter. You want this life to mean something. You care about things.

Your beautiful heart is simply divine. Life can be complicated, but for a moment, just take the simplicity of your heart: You care.

No, not everyone cares. You are special. Many people are afraid that caring hurts. They think that an open heart could leave them vulnerable, so they try so very hard not to care, or at least pretend they don’t care. This doesn’t protect them. This actually makes them more miserable.

 But they think they are protecting themselves.

Humans Crave Connection

Humans (with some exceptions) desire connection. It feels good emotionally and mentally to care and be cared about. Because a community is literally needed for physical survival. Spiritually, it is what we are here for.

So when one keeps their heart closed, they suffer. In today’s video, I am going to share how to open your heart – your BEAUTIFUL heart – without feeling vulnerable.

How to open, yet protect your beautiful heart

Watch the video to hear about three ways you can practice opening your beautiful heart safely and easily!

​3 Ways To Open Your Heart

Here are three ways you can open your heart even before you get into a relationship. Then you can have confidence going into any friendship, acquaintance, colleague-ship, or romance with your eyes and heart open. Most of all, knowing that you can trust yourself to keep yourself safe. You can feel solid in your worth and ready to connect with good people around you. This is how to live long and happy.  Here is the summary:

1.   Sing

2.   Restorative Backbends

3.   Heart-Shining Visualization

Watch the video to learn how to do these!

Close your eyes and try singing right now. Write in the comments below what you feel in your heart after:

About Jodi: Jodi is licensed clinical social worker and former anxiety sufferer. She is a counselor, mother, healer, lover, teacher, author and friend. She has been counseling children and adults since 1994, working with folks online and in her office. An author and international teacher on topics including non-dual spirituality, narrative psychology, shamanism and living with respect to the earth, Aman is a full-time counselor at the Heal Here Counseling in Rochester, New York. Combining many modalities into her healing practice, Aman is also a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness practitioner, and hands-on energy healer. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University and a post-graduate diploma in Narrative Therapy from Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, where she also served as a faculty member.

​You Can Change Yourself as You Change Your Life Into An Inspiring Myth 

Our lives are best meant to be translated into inspiring myths.  Here are the simple and key techniques I use consistently with clients I have the honor to work with in my Centering Tools practice to translate their lives into living, evolving, self-creating myths that inspire radical, immensely satisfying, "win-win" changes: 

Five Core Steps of Transformation for Key Self-Healing, Empowerment and Development

1.  List "off the top of your head" five of your favorite stories.  This can come from movies, novels, fairy tales - or myths.  (Or you can think about who you most admire, either from history or someone you have known, and use that story.)

2. Pick one - or perhaps one will "jump out at you".  Take a few minutes to imagine this particular story playing out inside your head - daydream about it - and then write a synopsis of it in several paragraphs.

3.  Go back to what you've written and substitute your name for whoever the name is in the story.  Then settle back and once more read through this, and afterward, record your feelings and accompanying thoughts - insights.

4.  Consider regarding the unfolding events of your life as this heroic directive that is inviting and challenging you to correspondingly participate, as if your present life was its own inspiring and adventuresome dream in which you are now the heroine/hero.

5.  What new heroic choices are you now seeing yourself making?  List five heroic choices.

Commit to Becoming Your Own Best (True) Self

Of course the application is to commit to carry these choices out as a beautiful synchronicity in this new year, regarding it as a different and expansive relationship of empowerment and creation - and see what happens.  All you really have to lose is your lesser self - and the potential gains are truly infinitely beneficial, not just to you but to whatever greater good you can truly  impact - in ways you couldn't possibly imagine!

Happy, fruitful heroic adventuring!  I  believe our times demand it . . . "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi 

​About Marjorie: Marjorie Baker Price, RN, Certified Hypnotherapist and Level III Reiki Master, is a psychiatric nurse with over 9 years of experience at the University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Memorial Hospital specializing in behavioral inpatient, community mental health, chronic care and emergency psychiatric care. In addition, she has developed stress management and recovery programs for a new outpatient alcoholism treatment center. She has taught at the State University of New York College at Brockport School of Nursing, Nazareth College Center for Lifelong Learning and St. John Fisher College community education center.

She has authored a nationally acclaimed series of audio guided meditation and self-hypnosis recordings as well as several related books and self-study courses. She is a featured columnist with Nature's Wisdom magazine on counseling and integrated health topics. Marjorie presents numerous related workshops nationwide on self-healing, wellness, recovery therapies, goal achievement, creative expression and empowerment, as well as counseling and consulting for individuals and small groups. She is a sought after public speaker and frequently makes appearances nationally on radio and television.


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By A. R. Ammons





Why are you here? What is your purpose in life? Who are you really? How do you find the answers? When are you going to start living the life you know is inside of you but you can’t quite reach? 

You are on a journey from a distant place that is as close as your own mind and heart and as far as the beginning of this universe and beyond. You are a spirit joined to the other spirits around you, both here on this physical plane and those on a plane that coexists with ours but at a higher vibrational level. You are here to learn lessons that can only be learned on this physical plane. You know the answers to all of these questions, but, being in a physical body, accessing that information is stymied by all sorts of things: your mood, the environment you are living in, the doctrines or lack thereof that you have been taught as a child, your belief in the non-physical world, the idea that you even have such a plan or that there is any real purpose in life other than being born, living, and dying. 

While there are many techniques for getting glimpses of your life plan and purpose, Intuitive Writing asks you to take control of accessing this information for yourself by using writing as a means to opening the communication pathways with both yourself and with the plane of Spirit. It helps you develop your writing so you can both be inspired and informed. And, it provides you with a convenient record of the process so you can continue to learn and grow in order to live your chosen life. 

I wrote a book entitled Intuitive Writing based on a class I gave locally for a couple of years here in Rochester. People not only enjoyed the opportunity to hone their writing skills, but they also enjoyed making contact with their spirit guides, their loved ones who have passed on, and even teachers and masters from other planes. Some of my favorite moments in these classes occurred when the students became aware that they really were communicating with their spirit guide and that that person had a name! As a former English professor, I enjoy helping others learn more about their ability to write and help them over the rough patches of the writing process. As a mystic, I enjoy helping people to communicate with spirit, their own and the spirits of their loved ones on the other side of the veil. It occurred to me somewhere along the way that I could combine the two—writing and spirit communication—and help others to learn how to use their own writing as a means of communicating with spirits and developing their own intuitive ability. 

As people at a distance learned about the course, they often asked if I could somehow share it with them, and thus the idea of offering an online course developed. I am very glad to be able to finally announce that my course, Intuitive Writing, is now available on Thinkific. Please click on this link to see a video about the course. The link to sign up for the course is right below it on YouTube. I love teaching writing and I love working with spirit, and I would very much enjoy doing both with you!

About Tobie: 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.  Please visit to sign up for my e-mail list to receive updates about classes and events. Please call or text me at (585) 755-9922 to schedule a reading, healing, or séance. Blessings!





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​​We go through our day judging our experiences, other people, ourselves: this is good, this is bad. If all goes well, most of it will be good, but more than we realize, we dislike certain experiences, things about people, about ourselves.

We “like” online comments by others, or pages on the Internet. We give a thumbs up or thumbs down to movies, to restaurant experiences, songs. It’s ingrained in our thinking processes.

What would it be like to drop all of that judging as good and bad?

What would it be like to simply experience something, without judgment?

Try it now: sit here in this moment, and don’t think about whether it is good or bad … just observe the sensations of the moment. Don’t think about those sensations, just experience them.

These sensations are just phenomena in the world, happening without any good or bad intention, just happening. They aren’t happening “to” us, nor are they there “for” us. They just happen, without thinking about us as the center of the universe.

What I’ve noticed, when I experience anger, frustration, disappointment … is that I am judging my experiences (and others, and myself) based on whether they are what I want, whether they are good for me or not. But why am I at the center of the universe? What about the other person? What about the rest of the universe? If I drop away my self-centeredness, I no longer have reason for frustration. The experiences are just happening, and have nothing to do with me. They are neither good nor bad, they’re just happening.

Now, I realize we can’t do this all the time — as humans, it’s part of our experience to judge. And that’s OK. I’m simply suggesting that, some of the time, we drop the judgment and just experience. Just see what that’s like. And be OK with that too. 

About Leo: ll I am is a regular guy, a father of six kids, a husband, a writer from Guam (moved to San Francisco in 2010, now living in Davis, California). But I have accomplished a lot over the last couple of years (and failed a lot) and along the way, I have learned a lot.