Soul Tools / Meditation Workshop Series: Abundance, Havingness, Gratefulness, Ease…

Intro to these energies at previous post: Consciously Savor Goodness & Blessings – within ourselves, and with our world:
Start your New Year IN Goodness,
Care-for yourself along the way…

Allow, Invite yourself to
– BE filled-with, and
– Overflow with Blessings for all those around you:
Abundance, Havingness, Gratefulness, Ease…
Allow Manifestation, co-Creation of the experience of Goodness
within yourself, and in your world.
This Sounds SO good, but
HOW do we let these Blessings IN?
Come play and learn together in upcoming
Soul Tools / Meditation Workshop Series:
Consciously Savor Goodness & Blessings
– within ourselves, and with our world.

Want to enjoy a chance to?
– Learn & Practice Soul Tools,
– say Hello more deeply to Blessings, deep in our souls.
Soul Tools / Meditation Workshop Series
– for beginners and advanced meditators
– available in Seattle, and online.
Enjoy one workshop, or be blessed by them all.
You can get copies of the ones you must miss!
Each time we meet, we will put our attention and intention
on one of these Powerful Places to Stand, exploring:
AbundanceJanuary 21st in Seattle (you are welcome to come play with us online)
* Sunday afternoon 4:30-5:30pm in Seattle
= Sunday night 7:30-8:30pm in NYC
= next day, Monday 11:30am-12:30pm in Sydney
Havingness – January 26th online (if easy to come to Ballard, come play with us in Seattle)
* Friday afternoon 5-6pm in Seattle
= Friday night 8-9pm in NYC
= next day, Saturday noon-1pm in Sydney
GratefulnessFebruary 9th online (if easy to come to Ballard, come play with us in Seattle)
* Friday 3-4pm in Seattle
= Friday 6-7pm in NYC
= next day, Saturday 10-11am in Sydney
EaseFebruary 25th in Seattle (you are welcome to come play with us online)
* Sunday afternoon 4-5pm in Seattle
= Sunday evening 7-8pm in NYC
= next day, Monday 11am-noon in Sydney
For members of newsletter, try your first workshop free.
After that, small donation requested.
Let me know you are interested, and I will send you details.

in Life! Wendy

It’s been a tough year! Let’s do the New Year differently!

Blessed New Year!
dear Friends,
It has been such an intense year – politically, socially, energetically, for many of us personally…
and now we are through the Holy Days – lovely, and also intense for many of us ; )
Many are
in Darkness
in Resistance
living-through: ‘there is something wrong here, and I have to be in struggle’.
I would like to encourage us all
to take care
of ourselves.
What if?
When we allow ourselves to rest and replenish,
our loved-ones and our world
are naturally nurtured by us:
What if this frees us up,
to organically, falling-off-a-log
LOVE others, AS we love ourselves?
– with Ease, Grace, Nurturing, Rest, Light…

Please read more, this thought continues on previous post: REST
Amen, Wendy

Hello ‘happy ending’: the Villains, the Resistance in our lives, can Move

I can’t give a big enough WOW for this post by Steven Pressfield:
The Villain is Not Always a Person
“Or even a creature.

“Sometimes the villain is entirely inside the characters’ (almost always the protagonist’s) head.

“The villain can be a fear, an obsession, a desire, a dream, a conception of reality, an idea of what “the truth” really is.”

Giving our inner Agency, Authority, Seniority
over to the domination of anything or anyone,
is to lose our soul
… even if we gain the whole world.

This game is always within us,
and Steven Pressfield explicates this beautifully.

DO I want to be attacked by the Shark
– no.
Does it behoove me to act in ways that keep me from being attacked; while still playing my own game, meeting my goals, enjoying my life
– yes.

BUT, if I let my own fear of the Shark
decide my coming and going,
control my thoughts and feelings,
dominate my life – even when no shark could ever touch me…

Then clearly this inner game,
which I am here to enjoy, to win…
clearly I am losing the game,
when I let the Shark-within-me win.

From my perspective,
Steven Pressfield is truly wise.
He has been in the trenches for a long time, and
he Really knows what he is talking about on this issue.

At the end of the blog, he brings up Resistance
– and he says this is the true enemy – what?

Oh, he always says that,
it is the bell he rings.
So, I can just ignore it?

No, actually, this insight is ridiculously brilliant!

This is what he says, exactly, in conclusion:

” Every villain is a metaphor for Resistance.

“What this means is that the ultimate antagonist is not a man-eating shark or a monster from space. It is an idea carried in our own heads (we’re the heroes, remember, of our own lives) and as invisible to us as Julianne’s and K’s and Nat Turner’s self-enslavement was to them before they woke up.

“The turning point for us too comes when we see through the Wizard’s curtain and reject this idea once and for all.”

Preach, Steven!
: )

From my perspective,
Steven Pressfield sees Resistance
as the active force
that keeps us from our producing our Art our Creation, our Life.

I would say, coming to our fruition, our teleios, becoming who we are and doing what we are here to do – possibly what only we can do, in our own unique way…

I highly recommend Steven Pressfield’s blogs and his works
that are designed-to support, educate, inspire artists, creators, humans
to Do The Work, to march forward in The War of Art
in the face of Resistance – push back.

He explicates what he calls Resistance,
and helps us not be controlled, dominated by it.

As a soul reader and healer I am well-acquainted with Resistance, in myself and others.
And to validate my understanding of Steven Pressfield’s position in general, and in his blog post,
I will say how I energetically see Resistance.

Basically, I tend to see Resistance as the same vibration as Despair, Hopelessness, Doubt, Darkness, Death, Hate, Punishment, Anti-God energies…

These vibrations can be seen as things that take us away-from, block, fight:

Our Source:
Our Unique Way in this world.

It’s funny, because as a working healer for over a dozen years,
I have noticed over and over,
and to me it has become somewhat axiomatic:

The energies that I see as Pink
help clear the energies that I see as Black.
{no value judgements here – just energy :}

Black colors like Resistance tend to be deep and difficult to shift – often like tar, or charcoal.
Most of what we do with them, energetically, doesn’t seem to move them, or move much of them.

But I have found over and over, thousands of times,
for me and for many I have taught or worked-with energetically:

Pink does something with Black energy – often quite a lot of movement occurs with Pink.
Pinks tend to help Blacks move by:
thinning-them-out – kind of like paint-thinner;
becoming more malleable – kind of like warming them-up.

I tend to read pinks in these ways:

– light, baby pink: Freedom and Permission energy

– medium pink: Amusement (playful, taking it lightly) and Havingness (ability to open-to Goodness, say YES to Life Abundantly) energy

– deep rose pink: Affinity (experiencing the Oneness that spiritually IS, what many expereince as the yummy part of love)

{yes, there is no is with energy reading/healing – sometimes colors and meaning change by person – but this is a strong tendency in how I expereince spiritual reality}

Up until today, I have been saying to folks for many years:
I don’t really know why Pinks work so well to help us release the Blackness, no one taught this to me, but I have noticed it, quite a lot – try it with yourself and folks you are assisting to heal, and see what you notice…

My job is to dance the energies in spiritual reality and therefore shift physical experience,
not to intellectually or even consciously understand everything I see – this would-be impossible and very limiting

But as I sit with Steven Pressfield’s powerful post about the Villain, and where the push-back comes from.
And I share with you about how I see Resistance, how it is so tenacious, and what I see moves it.
This pink/black thing all makes much more conscious sense to me.

Of course, Freedom to walk Our Unique Way in this world moves Resistance.

Of course, coming to Truth moves Doubt.
Of course, coming to Light moves Darkness.
Of course, coming to Life moves Death.

Of course, Affinity, coming to Love moves Hate.

Of course, Amusement moves Despair, Hopelessness.
Of course, Permission moves Punishment.
Of course, Havingness moves Anti-God energies…

Of course, coming to Our Source MOVES us.

{maybe not-so ‘of course’ for you, IDK.
But I work with these energies most every day, and I know them – how they look, feel, taste, behave…
and for me, this all makes more sense than it did an hour ago
– so thanks for witnessing my insight, at least
– and hopefully seeing something for yourself ; }

When we take a Stand,
from the inside, out;
Resistance Falls.

Without effort or striving,
with ease and grace,
with inner attention and intention,
pink moves black, if we let it.

In this way, the Villains, the people and things in our lives,
and most especially the energies within us;
that push-back against LIFE,
and that more Abundantly, and Creatively;
can Move – and we can Move into our own ‘happy ending’.

Thanks for reading,
of course YMMV
Let me know – what is your experience?


what it could look like to Play Our Own Game?

This poem below, by Rudyard Kipling
points to what it could look like to
Live our Own Life,
Play our Own Game,
BE Captain of our Lives.
It is a big ‘perfect picture’, an ideal.
We mere humans don’t tend to attain this extraordinary way of being, every minute ; )
But, it definitely throws a picture of how we can choose to set our sail.
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
What say you?
Does this inspire? demoralize?
Does any phrase or section especially call-to you ? annoy you?
I would love to hear your feedback.
in Life! Wendy

Inner Certainty, trusting the Truth of My Own Experience: an essential foundation of My Empowered Life

Am I crazy?
I wondered this deep down, for a lot of my life.
My perceptions / experience / reality differed from ‘theirs’.
But, I had been told so often, with much force, in fear and trembling:
I was wrong, I was bad.
I believed this way down deep.
I had a hard time knowing my own truth, and walking in it.
  • BEing who I really was,
  • DOing what was natural for me,
  • SAYing my truth,
  • OWNing my own Power,
  • ACTing according to my own Will.
  • KNOWing it was Safe and Delicious to be me…

I was not free to just BE.
This kind of Authentic Life is a challenge for most of us.
And for those of us whose survival seemed-to rest on *their* truth, not *my* truth;
the challenges multiply exponentially.
I know I am not alone in this challenge.
Turns out, I am in good company (its actually getting kinda crowded around here ; )
And each of us is Sharing, Learning, Healing, Growing, finding our Way…
Then a really interesting thing happened here in America:
What we have only heard in the dark, is being spoken in the Light.
God Bless Donald Trump;
and this Bizarre political season.
Bigger and Brasher than ever before,
Our very personal narratives have gone very public:
Lights! Camera! Action! watch an unapologetic abuser do his thing… in the light of day.
Yes, it is stimulating / triggering.
And it is also an incredible chance for us to:

  • see clearly,
  • to be-with what is,
  • then purge this pattern, pop this pimple of our collective consciousness.

WE do this, from the inside out,
No one is gonna do it for us!
But, we can receive a lot of help…
This Truth is being shared in unlikely places.
If you haven’t seen it, please check this out:
TEEN VOGUE – who would have guessed, the children really will lead us:
Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America: In this scorched-earth op-ed, Lauren Duca takes on Trump’s systematic attempts to destabilize the truth and weaken the foundation of American freedom.
Yes please, of course,
let’s stabilize our shared/public relationship with the Truth,
and support our shared, public Freedom.
The sooner, the better!
Meanwhile, I believe, to do this, we must each
start Here, Now, Within – in our own core –
to stabilize Truth inside ourselves,
in support of our own, inner Freedom.
Most of us need to start within, shoring-up our own foundations,
before we can make a strong foundation to help heal our world.
So, let’s dig-in.
“You argue over things that shouldn’t be up for debate  –
your feelings, your opinions, your experience of the world.”
~ Shea Emma Fett, in an article about gaslighting
Our feelings, our opinions, our experiences are not up for debate.
When / where / if our perceptions are up for debate, it’s crazy-making.
This shows us our foundations have been injured, and we need healing, support.
So, let’s dig-in.
I have found an antidote to these Crazy-making experiences,
in which my perceptions and experiences seem to be invalidated,
and my very Self feels undermined.
In building my empowered life, in which I am Captain of my ship!
I have found that, an essential foundation is:
Inner Certainty, trusting the Truth of My Own Experience.
When we have Inner Certainty, within ourselves:
– of who we are, separate from ‘them’, and
– of our own experience – spiritual and physical;
our foundations become much more solid, and the world opens-up for us.
With Inner Certainty, we can start our transition
from feeling like Victims, to acting like Victors;
from ‘it is happening to me’ to ‘I am happening to it’.
With Inner Certainty, we are pointed toward freedom!
– Free to agree or disagree, engage or ignore.
– Free to come or go, as it suits our own needs and our own best interests.
– Free to honor our own inclinations, dance to our own music, sing our own song…
When we are Free from the inside, we honor other’s freedom, as well.
When we have Inner Certainty, we honor other’s right and ability to have *their* own inner experience, their own truth – even if it varies from their own.
When we are free within, to stand in our own Truth; we have No need to fight with anyone about it… no need to fight ‘them’ for our own truth.
We can just Be.
Meanwhile, back to one of the intrinsic parts of many abuse cycles: gaslighting.
Gaslighting is basically the opposite of Certainty, it says:

  • Your Truth doesn’t matter – only ’their’ truth matters.
  • You Don’t Know your own self or your own experience.
  • You cannot trust your own perceptions.

That sucks.
And when gaslighting is done by someone with power over us:
It not only undermines our freedom and empowerment.
It can eventually break our will and our sanity.
But here is the lever we can utilize to shift our lives and our world:

  • No matter how loud or pervasive the gaslighting,
  • From within we can focus on our own game – not engaging their game.

As adults, we are called to play our own game:
from the core of our true-selves,
and from there, out into the world.
Most of us don’t actually know how to do this.
But, we can learn!
And then:
WHEN we stand in our own Truth, deep inside ourselves, to our core, on our own foundation…
We develop our own Inner Certainty.
No matter what ‘they’ do,
From our own Inner Certainty, within ourselves
(and hopefully more and more into the world) :

  • we can Act instead of React,
  • we can be Captain of our ship,
  • we can be Star, Director, Writer of our own show,

From our own Inner Certainty, within ourselves
We can begin to play the game that WE choose
– not one that ‘they’ choose for us.
And from this place of an Empowered Life,
of being in our own Truth, with Certainty and Freedom:

  • we can stand empowered and equipped
  • to stabilize our public/shared relationship with the Truth, and support Freedom for us all.

If you got this, Great – Let’s Rock.
If you want support for this, Get it!
If you don’t believe this is even possible:

  • please Ask for a miracle;
  • please Seek for new information and possibilities, to dream new dreams, to move mountains;
  • please Knock down every door that stands-in your way – every Limit, Lie, Hurdle, Glass-ceiling…

Inner Certainty, trusting the Truth of My Own Experience,
is an essential foundation of My Empowered Life.
I hope you find this for yourself, as well!
The world needs us Adults to get Free, stand in our Truth, empowered to Act.
So, let’s dig-in.
in Life! Wendy

How do we WIN? When can we CELEBRATE?

When we are on our path,
when I am ME, Playing My Own Game…
when you are YOU, Playing Your Own Game;
Not that anyone else has to lose.
Actually the opposite, they are inspired to be on their path too!
We can Each WIN!
We WIN when we Dance our OWN Dance,
We WIN when we Sing our OWN Song.
Until our last breath,
our Unique Journey on this Earth is Never Complete.
We are Blessed to Run this Beautiful Race, all the days of our lives.
So, we must allow ourselves to enjoy the Journey, not just the destination.
We get-to savor the moments, and make the most of each one.
When we are on our unique path, We WIN.
So, we celebrate at each turning-point, big and small.
I encourage us to go beyond this relatively normal practice;
How about: Every moment, in every Breath, in every Step:
We WIN, and we celebrate.
This energy of Celebration
  • helps our Momentum,
  • gives us Encouragement and
  • opens us to Deliciousness.

Hard to Argue!

Of course we know, in the Game of life, in this sandbox of dualism:
Sometimes we overtly win, and sometimes lose… a game, a scenario, an investment…
Still, we WIN.
And, we have Permission, we are Blessed-to Celebrate,
regardless of what the Outcome looks-like.
Wait right there, missy!
‘regardless of what the Outcome looks-like’???
I let you get away-with that ‘sandbox of dualism’ crap, don’t think I missed that;
but this is too much!
When we lose, we lose, period.
When we lose in the Earth game, in big ways, in small ways:
WHY do we WIN?
HOW can we Celebrate?

Here are SOME of my answers:

  • Because we are HERE, in this LIFE, against all odds.
  • Because we are called to BE Ourselves, and to DO Our-thing, against all odds.
  • Because we can PLAY FULL-OUT, we can ‘go for the ball’ with Everything we’ve Got…. in this Life, against all odds.
And because, amazingly,
everyone we meet, everything we do, every Game we Play…
is an invitation for us:
  • to Learn, to Grow, to Heal, to Blossom,
  • to Love, to Deepen into Life, Truth, Light,
  • to Transform our Lives, our relationships, our world.

These are SOME of my answers.
What are yours?
  • How do we WIN?
  • When can we CELEBRATE?
Blessings on your Unique Path!

I saw the pic, now posted on top of this post,
and I was inspired to share
some of the thoughts and practices I have been entertaining,
since supporting Lynn Brown‘s radio show, earlier this week.  Inspiring stuff!