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dance, creativity

To keep the healing going forward, the most profound assistance comes from meditation and spending time being quiet in Nature.
Here are some resources to support your continuing growth, healing & well being.

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divine feminineOUR DEEPEST FEAR

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.


We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not help the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are born to manifest the Glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us ; it is in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
----Nelson Mandela-Inauguration Speech 1994
also Marianne Williamson  ( A Woman's Worth)

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My favorite book for this moment:
available at New Renaissance in Portland and on line:
The Great Human Potential - WALKING IN ONE'S OWN LIGHT
by Tom Kenyon and Wendy Kennedy
"Earth represents a remarkable experiment where genetic material from thousands of worlds was deposited. Along with this genetic material, all of the emotional coding and experiences of these planets and species was left, laying the ground for "The Grand Experiment". There are other timelines in which this experiment is not succeeding. But you, the version with which we are having this conversation, are successful and, hence, you are going through the ascension process."


Basic Philosophy:

Louise Hay-
 Life Is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back. What we think about ourselves becomes the truth. A book which has helped many people begin to understand the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection.

Neuroplasticity of the Brain

Bruce Lipton:
Biology of Belief
The Honeymoon Effect

Lynn McTaggart
The Field
The Intention Experiment

Gregg Braden-
Divine Matrix
Walking Between the Worlds
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief

Heart /Brain Balance

Brene Brown- 
Daring Greatly
about vulnerability and strength

Miguel Ruiz -
Mastery of Love

Caroline Myss -
Defy Gravity: Healing beyond the Bounds of Reason
New York Times best-selling author Caroline Myss  draws from her years as a medical intuitive to show that healing is not only physical; it is also a mystical phenomenon that transcends reason.


Buddha's Brain- Dr Rick Hanson


Healing the wounded child within

Alice Miller
The Drama of the Gifted Child

Colin Tipping  -
Radical Forgiveness

Depression

- Williams, Teasdale, Seagal, Jon Kabat -Zinn

Eckhardt Tolle

Sandra Ingerman-
Ingerman offers strategies for processing the harmful thoughts and emotions that hit us throughout our day. Instead of sending and receiving lethal energy, you will learn, through meditations, visualizations, and other exercises, how to radiate positive thoughts and shield yourself from those that are destructive.

Nonviolent Communication- Marshall Rosenberg
this is a great book about creating peace in our world.

Byron Katie-
Who Would you Be Without Your Story?
Loving What is: Four Questions that can Change Your  Life.

Opening to Abundance-
Using your brain to create the life you want

Shakti Gawain -
Living in the Light-                  
Creative Visualization
"Living In The Light is very powerful...it can transform your life."
-- Dr. Wayne Dyer, author of The Sky Is The Limit

Esther Hicks-
Ask and it is Given
Manifest your Desires
The Law of Attraction

Awakening the Divine Feminine in all - bringing balance of the Divine Masculine and Feminine back to the Planet.

Marianne Williamson -
A Woman's Worth                                
                                        
Marian Woodman and Elinor Dickson-
"This powerful book about the Dark Goddess is a rich and intimate exploration that brings together history, mythology, psychology, and religion. The authors have written a seed text that is wise, vigorous, and revelatory."—Joan Halifax, author of The Fruitful Darkness

The Alphabet Versus the Goddess
  by Leonard Shlain

On Relationships & Living With Passion

by Serge Kahili King

Kenny & Julia Loggins -   The Unimaginable Life
What if the experience of falling in love didn't have to end? What if love never died? And what if it could happen to you?

Margo Anand -   The Art of Everyday Ecstasy
Margot Anand is the author of "The Art of Sexual Ecstasy, The Art of Sexual Magic," and "Sexual Ecstasy".

Sondra Ray -

The wisdom and spirituality of Hawaiian elders is a facet of Hawaiian culture that outsiders rarely see or truly understand...The ancient rituals and basic tenets of the Huna way - loving oneself, nurturing other beings and the land, and living in harmony with all of life - provide a powerful code of transformation, leading to a deeper spiritual life more in tune with the rhythms of the natural world.

Healing childhood sexual abuse

Ellen Bass and Laura Davis   The Courage to Heal
both book and workbook


Healing CODEPENDENCY

Melody Beattie -
Codependent No More
The Language of Letting Go         
Journey to the Heart   Journey to the Heart will comfort and inspire us all as we begin to discover our true purpose in the world and learn to connect even more deeply with ourselves, the creative force, and the magic and mystery in the world around and within us.

Ann Wilson Schaef   When Society Becomes an Addict

Seixas and Youcha -   Children of Alcoholism


Shamanism, Reincarnation, the Causal Plane

Sharon Ingermann-  
Medicine for the Earth

The way of the Shaman - Michael Harner

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy- Mircea Eliade

Many Lives, Many Masters- Brian Weiss, Phd

Life after Life  - Raymond Moody

The Kin of Ata are Waiting for You- Dorothy Bryant

Magic- Rhonda Byne

Mutant Message - Marlo Morgan

One Hundred Years of Solitude   Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Addiction and Sobriety:

Carnes Ph.D., Patrick J



Academia Weighs in

Sigmund Freud
Civilization and its Discontents

C.G. Jung
The Red Book
Man and His Symbols

More on the Divine Feminine

Riane Eisler-
The Chalice and the Blade is one of those magnificent key books that can transform us and...initiate fundamental changes in the world. With the most passionate eloquence, Riane Eisler proves that the dream of peace is not an impossible utopia. - Isabelle Allende

Starhawk:
The Fifth Sacred Thing
The Spiral Dance
Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority and Mystery
...A message of hope and optimism, for Starhawk shares not only a vision but tools for personal empowerment, the building of community, and the transformation of culture. A thought-provoking book that is a pleasure to read. --Carol Haber, New Directions for Women

Jean Shinoda Bolen-  Goddesses in Everywoman

Marija Gimbutas & Joseph Campbell-  The Language of the Goddess
                    
Marija Gimbutas and Miriam Robbins Dexter-  The Living Goddesses

Merlin Stone-  When God was a Woman


The Black Madonna and Mary Magdalene

Galland's fascination with Tara, the female Buddha of Tibetan tradition, and Kali, the black Hindu goddess, led her from India to Switzerland and Poland on a search for other black images of divinity.
                                                
Margaret Starbird- The Woman with the Alabaster Jar 

Meditation, Kundalini and Chakras

Swami Muktananda-

Dolphins & Dolphin Healing:
- Dolphinfinity

Yoga For Depression and Anxiety

Movies to rent or buy to keep around to remind us

I AM- the documentary by director Tom Shadyac


 THE SECRET (or buy the book)

RESURRECTION starring Ellen Burstyn (netflix or Blockbuster)


Nature

Whenever you find yourself triggered. When your emotional world is on fire and you are hooked into shame, blame, and rage. When you notice you are practicing self-aggression, spiraling into addictive behavior, or complaining about your life… slow way down. Return into the aliveness of your body and listen. For you need yourself now more than ever.

Something is attempting to break through, out of the murky darkness and into conscious awareness. Some unmet feeling, some abandoned aspect of yourself, some underlying state of vulnerability. What is it? What is knocking on the door of your heart, longing to be allowed back into the crucible of integration? When you were a little one it was intelligent to split off from overwhelming experience and aspects of yourself that you could not metabolize at the time. But these pieces are looking for you. They come as emissaries of revelation and carriers of an untamed wisdom. As ambassadors of the somatic world, they serve as gatekeepers of portals into aliveness, connection, and intimacy with all things.

Whether you choose to provide a home for these ones – or you do not – they will never relinquish their search, and will continue to appear as your friends, your children, your emotions, your lovers, and your life circumstances. They will even come in disguise as the orange, the blue, and the yellow, to remind you of something you may have forgotten.
Look carefully as your unlived life is always appearing before you.
- Matt Licata

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BLESSINGS

The little child whispered, "God, speak to me"
And a meadowlark sang.
But the child did not hear.
So the child yelled, "God, speak to me!"
And the thunder rolled across the sky
But the child did not listen.

The child looked around and said, "God let me see you"
And a star shone brightly
But the child did not notice.
And the child shouted, "God show me a miracle!"
And a life was born
But the child did not know.

So the child cried out in despair,
"Touch me God, and let me know you are here!"
Whereupon God reached down and touched the child.
But the child brushed the butterfly away
And walked away unknowingly.

(Often times, the things we seek are right underneath our noses.
Don't miss out on your blessing because it isn't packaged the way you expected.)

THE LORD'S PRAYER
(Translated directly from the Aramaic into English (rather than from Aramaic to Greek to Latin to English)

O Cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration!
Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.

THE INVITATION

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.
It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow.
If you have been opened by life's betrayals or
have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain!
I want to know if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own;
if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, or to remember the limitations of being human.
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true,
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore trustworthy.
I want to know if you can see beauty, even when it is not pretty every day,

and if you can live with failure, yours or mine,
and still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!".
It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.
I want to know if you have to be alone with yourself,
Can you truly like the company you keep, in the empty moments?

----Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Indian Elder

PRAYER TO THE MOTHER GODDESS

Mother of the Light, may you reign as a Goddess of Wisdom within my soul. Be present for me now and in every moment of eternity. Take my hand and lead me to the Birthing Light of God within me,for there shall I find my purpose in life revealed. Mother, greet me at the door,embrace me in your loving countenance and smile gently upon me. As your lost child, give me assurance that your grace is with me always. All streams spring from the font of your heart. Your eyes shine as the blue sea into my heart, and you forever find me worthy of your love. In the spirit of this revelation, I offer to reveal myself fully to you,who is my Divine Feminine being, at all times and in all ways. Amen.

if you are wondering about Shamanism and what it might mean, check this out : Ten Signs you're a Shaman and don't know it

Places and Sites we like:

Olympia Area:

Seattle:

Portland:
Vivace - 1400 W 23rd
New Deal Cafe

Port Townsend:

Hawaii:
www.francenehart.com amazing visionary art with an island/dolphin theme
http://www.skea.org/  art classes and wonderful pottery from south kona artists. (Big Island)
http://volcanogardenarts.com/  beautiful art and classes, gardens, trails and greenhouses in Volcano, Big Island.
Volcano Rainforest Retreats - beautiful bed and breakfast and Vipassana retreats near Volcano Village

Costa Rica:
 www.elarbolcostarica.com 
For all of you that would like to experience the Caribbean Costa Rican rainforest - vacation cottages.
 Playa Chiquita Riding Adventures Feel and experience the energy of the Caribbean ocean and rainforest  on horse back.
wonderful massage and yoga classes as well as a great inexpensive place to stay across from Cocles beach
 Bliss Massage - Dan - Cranial sacral work of the Gods! 
 



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