The lesson is: RISE.
I just returned from 5 days in Bozeman, Montana with two of my favorite people -- talking about clearing energy, creating a new reality, and living our truth.
I woke up earlier than usual every day to attend a live conference with my network marketing buddies, so I came home a little sleep-deprived.
I had yet another scare with Ziggy the foam-eating-monster while I was gone, and he had a trip to the ER that turned out to be a false alarm, thank God. So my intuition and ability to keep my cool was tested.
I bring all this up because even when I try to slow down, I don't. Even when I try to plan -- whether that's a break or work -- life is always shifting, moving and changing.
And it's our ability to roll with the punches and still hold a positive attitude -- that's the lesson. I was tested this week... my intuition was tested, my introversion was tested, my love of connection was tested... and I asked one of my friends "do you think it's all a lesson," and her answer was the same that my mother gave me a few weeks ago — "no, sometimes it's just bad luck."
Well, I don't believe in luck. And I do believe that Earth is School.
So what's the lesson? This is what I came up with:
Rise above the noise, the fear, the confusion. Rise up. Rise to the challenge. Rise.
Sometimes it's harder to do that than others, but what else is there if we don't get back up and do it better the next time?
Letting go to allow the Flow. . .
Happy November friends! We have a lot coming down the pipe this month!
For starters... I'm so excited! We have a brand new video that we launched on Friday, titled: Clearing the 3 Obstacles to Transformation: Letting Go to Allow the Flow! In this, I cover a lot of ground, share a deeper level of my story, and talk about how these obstacles are the same across the board. Over the years, I have come to find that everyone has the same three objections that all block their future self from unfolding:
I don't have enough time,
I don't have enough money,
and I don't believe -- whether that's in myself, in the person or thing I'm looking at.
Do you think that those things will block your greatness? Heck yeah they do!
And the only way to step into your biggest potential is clearing those. In the video I also talk about the ways I've worked through those myself!
My team and I have been working hard on creating this video for you, and I'm so happy with how it's turned out! I hope you take a moment to check it out, and when you do, tell me what you think! Your feedback is imperative to us!
Watch that video now!
And second... in just 3 short days is our 11/11 launch of Manifesting with Synchronicity, and you guessed it, these two releases go hand in hand!
Let me share a secret with you...
I've been thinking about throwing in the towel.
I have two other big focuses in my life right now -- 1. my network marketing team is expanding exponentially and it's intense and sometimes all-consuming, but thrillingly exciting, to be a part of; and 2. my novel about my great-grandfather needs my attention, too. Big time.
So I thought long and hard about running the Synchronicity course again. It did really well in 2020, but it hasn't been finding the target since then. At first, this confused me, and we kept pivoting and retrying with our marketing tactics. Then, it made me think, is this what I should be doing? I wasn't sure anymore, maybe it was a sign — maybe it was synchronous. But when I started sharing with a few close friends that I may need to just pull the plug, a former student and dear friend said, Andy, you can't NOT teach this, it's your life's work! And she's right, in a way. I've always felt that this course is my calling, my mission.
But if I can't manifest students, who am I to be teaching a course on manifesting?
So you see, even for someone who's spent 20 years doing the work on a positive mindset, and listening for the signs, the monkey-mind critic still creeps in.
But instead of throwing in the towel, I doubled down. I decided to launch a new webinar about obstacles, and to run another campaign to find our people.
People who want to rise above the fear matrix that's pervasive right now. People who want to learn and practice the tools it takes to live in a higher vibration. People who want to make a bigger impact on the world. People who will take the tools we give them and help this planet transform.
So I ask you, do you know anyone like that? Anyone who is ready to rise above the fear, live in a higher vibration, make a bigger impact, and help this planet transform!? If so, please send them this. Because we can't do this alone.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you, for helping me live my mission of facilitating the new era of love and light.
Here's to clearing the obstacles and living the Celestine way!
This past week was utterly magical. 2000 of our healthiest friends were able to gather, finally. And as you know, it feels like it's been a lifetime since we could do that.
Usually, our Juice Plus Community gathers twice a year at a spring and fall "JPLIVE" conference in rotating cities with about 10,000 strong. We haven't done so since fall of 2019.
My takeaways from this week were many, but one thing I know — is the LIGHT that we create when we're together.
One thing I love that I can trust about this community because of the type of mission work we do, is that we're all healthy. Health focused, body-aware, conscientious and conscious, and eating lots and lots of plant matter. Daily. #IMMUNESTRONG
What other group of people can you say that about?! Name one. I dare you. (Okay, maybe you go to vegan conferences, but I still bet we have you beat!)
And one thing I do know about eating that much plant matter, is that it raises your vibration THROUGH THE ROOF.
The very first time my husband Craig and I attended a conference with this crew, there we were in the main hall, spring of 2015, looking around us at all the people wide awake, bright eyed and chipper at 8 AM, dancing to very loud rave-like music. And then we realized: "These people are all hopped up on Fruits and Veggies!" BINGO moment for sure.
So when we're together, that collective, even at 20% our normal capacity, with 2 years of build-up, we are STRONG, BRIGHT, SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE!
And it was glorious.
If you're looking to join a collective like that. Reach out. No experience required.
Community: The Power of Prayer
This past week, I had an adventure with our cat Ziggy, of the not-so-desirable kind. On Sunday, he got into some blue foam and duct tape, unbeknownst to us, and then went about his business. On Monday around 4 AM, he threw up said foam and tape, and I went into "watch-mode."
Ziggy has done this before, and it's not turned out well. Last Christmas Eve, at the tender age of 1, he had to have a red fuzzy ball removed from his stomach, surgically. During a snowstorm in February, we had to call in our vet to the ER because he was exhibiting the same symptoms, and now we're nervous parents. In July of this year, just before he turned 2, he got into – we think – a bird's nest that may have been toxic and then had another long day at the vet doing a barium study, which involves countless x-rays and a detectable liquid, "innate" supposedly, but yeah. In all my years with cats, I have never had be this problematic.
By Tuesday of last week, he had thrown up all he could and was sleeping all day and not eating. By Wednesday, he had, what seemed, like a scary neurological event, and I rushed him to the vet. My vet wasn't able to do the diagnostics she wanted, and sent me 3 hours south to Denver, where they were able to find a remaining piece of that foam and remove it. Surgically. Again. Ziggy's longest car ride ever. He wasn't amused.
The point of all this is that I had two major lessons that I've been talking about with my inner circle:
The lesson in this for me, and the power of community and prayer.
Let's cover that second one first.
Immediately when I have had these "adventures" with Ziggy the cat, I have made a social post that says, "PRAYER CHAIN PLEASE." Because I believe in the power of prayer. I'm not going to go look up the stats, there are thousands of examples of where group prayer and collective thought can make a difference. I trust that to be true, so I enact it. I call it in. And then I trust.
I also kick in my own affirmations and stated them to Ziggy during the whole 3-hour drive to Denver. "You're going to be okay," "Daddy said the very best doctor is waiting for you," "I am so glad you're going to get the best care possible," etc.
Now, it sure would be nice if Ziggy knew he was eating stupid shit and stopped. But that will surely be another email to come, because we have a couple of leads I'm excited about and we'll be working on that through the next few months. We have to. Because this road doesn't end well if it continues its trajectory.
Now, let's cover the lesson. Because that's what's most important. Our pets are an extension of ourselves, and if we create our own reality, they are a part of it, and therefore in the multiverse concept, we are truly creating their reality too. So Ziggy's lesson IS my lesson, and we're working on that.
Last week in my post – if you missed it, click here – I talked about the power of a strong mindset, and using Consistency, Discipline and Focus to do that. Creating that isn't easy... it takes all three of those things. It has taken me all three for sure, and then some.
But now, when I have a crisis thrown at me like this, I can keep a level head, because I have worked hard at it. I don't collapse into a sobbing puddle and think "I can't do this," or "why does this always happen to me?"
I had a friend tell me she wouldn't have been able to drive the 3-hour home after that whole scenario, and sure, I cried, I called my mom, I thought the worst for a split second. But in the Celestine Prophesy (yes, hello if you don't know by now it all comes back to this manual for life for me!), in the 7th Insight, Redfield talks about stopping negative visions as soon as they come in. Why? Because thoughts create things. Once you KNOW this, you know how important it is to STOP the noise immediately and think positive thoughts.
The messages people have been sending me have been interesting – many, which I'm grateful for, are just kind check-ins and well wishes. Some I can tell don't have this strong of a mindset yet, asking me all sorts of dramatic questions and unknowingly putting their negative energy in my field. I know how to protect myself from that, I know that that's their story not mine, and I know how to continue to raise my vibration to help Ziggy, even from 3 hours away.
And because I know you're wondering, he is fine, recovering at home, and surrounded by love and peace.
We are launching another round of Manifesting with Synchronicity starting 11/11, and if you want to be able to do all of those things in the middle of a crisis, join us. Because it's life changing, I assure you.
Keep the faith,
It's amazing when your brain spends as little time in confusion and darkness as possible. This last week I was so grateful to be a part of a call on mindset for our Juice Plus team. It was an honor to stand in for the Cynthia Gompers, a 30+ year veteran in the company, and fill her shoes for the 30 minutes of insights and experience that her weekly calls always offer.
I was even more grateful to be doing this call with my longtime mentor and bestie, Lauri Aigner, with 17+ years in the business to her own. These weekly calls were an inspiration to me from the beginning of my journey in network marketing, and I don't say this enough – I am so so grateful as well for what this community and business has brought to my life.
First and foremost is the personal growth for me. I have long been a student of personal growth, because I believe if I'm not growing, I'm not serving the best I can. I put personal growth first in my calendar blocks, because it's that high up on my priority list.
So when I get to share a little bit of the nuggets that I have learned along the way, it's an honor and a blessing to pay it forward.
The focus of our call was business-related, but it can apply to everything – as all things do. Perspective is an ever changing illusion. So when we talked about Consistency, Discipline and Focus, sure we told our stories of how these weave into our business, but I know they weave into my life, relationships, hobbies, and dreams as well.
But the biggest takeaway for me in that is that you choose your own reality. I talk about this in many posts.
So I ask this... What if it all works out?
Whenever you're feeling challenged, you're in a spiral, you're thinking the worst. Ask yourself, what if it all works out, and see how that feels. Feel into the scenario of it working out, and let that visualization unfold.
Sometimes it's nice just to try on someone else's clothes.
This word has been in my field all year, but in the last month it's been front and center. The word is simple, "conformity in the application of something," is the short definition, and when applied to the learning of a skill, the success of a business, or the progress of health – consistency is the 'X Factor.'
It is the foundation for all things – it is our breath and our heartbeat, it is the sunlight that makes plants grow.
When we want to make a change in our life, we often take on more than we can chew, whether it's exercising, diet, meditation, or even career; if you remodel your life completely from the way it looks now, it will likely not be a sustainable remodel.
In our nutrition world we say "one simple change" at a time. Add more water for 21 days, and focus just on that. Add in a 2-mile walk for 21 days, and focus just on that. Why? Because it takes 21 days to create a habit. Mike Dooley and Deepak Chopra have made the 21-day course part of their foundation for education.
And in that foundation, lies the method of consistency. Daily, concerted action towards the creation of a new habit, and ultimately, a new you.
So this fall, take a look at your 4th quarter goals and intentions, pick one that you can chunk down into 21-day changes, and then focus on one change at a time, doing so for just 5 minutes a day.
Consistency is the true power in willpower.
About a month ago, my gatekeeper guide, Merlin, reminded me that I need to return to Crystal Gridding—layouts of crystals to amplify their power. I stored the idea away, and then when we were shopping for a crystal for our 15th anniversary, we walked into a store that had crystals layouts all over the store. I haven't been to a crystal shop in a long while, but the last two I was in didn't have any grids. So of course, I took this as a second reminder.
Then, the equinox came, and when I took a few crystals outside to bathe in the full moon equinox energy, one by one, all of our crystals said "take me outside too!" Before I knew it, we had a giant layout on our deck. I decided to leave it there to marinate in that beauty of color.
I urge you to take your stones and make a layout. If this become something you love, seek out Melody's book titled the Laying on of Stones, because crystal layouts can be a compelling practice! But start simple, with a towel or a piece of fabric (I like my old elk hide I traded for about 2 decades ago!), and start with a design—perhaps a circle, or a star, or a square.
Let the crystals and your intentions guide you, perhaps write your intentions on a piece of paper and place the layout over that, and then use this as an alter for meditation and visualization for the next week, two, or more. Don't overthink the layout, and if after a day you want to switch it up, that's okay! Think of it like a child's play of imagination, and let your heart open up while doing it.
Here are some images to inspire you.
In our last email, we talked about the world that no longer serves you... And in our video with Shamanic Practitioner Julie Tucek this week we covered what that means a little deeper... be it the job, relationship, location, mindset, or food intake, if it's no longer serving you, it's time to let it go.
But the world that will stand by you forever, and the world that needs your love and gratitude, is our Mother Earth and all her splendor.
As exhibited by her erratic weather patterns, depleted soil and minerals, and struggling animal kingdom, Mother Earth needs us right now.
So be a good human and see what you can do in your community to help her; spend some time in reflection, meditation and visualization to send her love and healing; and give back in ways that feel good to you, because that will, in turn, feel good to her.
When you're dancing at a show, think of her supporting your feet. When you're swimming in her waters, send her aqua kingdom love and light. When you're in her forests, take a moment to hug a tree and ground with its roots.
Many of us are focused on "getting into 5D," but we can't do that without our Mother's anchoring, grounding energy to balance the universe's uplifting, enlightening energy.
The in-between is where the magic is.
Last week we talked about the world that no longer serves us, and how letting go of the masculine energy will help us step into the Divine Feminine.
What's been on my mind lately is the community I know I will be a part of creating soon. Since living on an "intentional community" in Oregon in the 1990s, I have wanted to create a community with intention. One with a lot of land in the woods, with huge gardens to support its residents, and with a group of people who want to make the world a better place. If the last 18 months have taught me anything, it's that this vision of mine is more important to manifest than ever.
More and more of my friends are talking about similar visions, and I know many thought leaders of our time have talked about this concept being perhaps our only shot at healing and repairing what damage we've done to Mother Earth.
In this model lies the true human potential and defines a new way to be human. A way that thinks about the whole again—the collective; the community; the future. Letting go of the "nuclear family" model and embracing the communal family model again.
This is actually the "old way," isn't it? Where tribes took care of each other, and built sustainable systems with longevity as a goal, thinking about a world they were building (and leaving) for their children and grandchildren. We've lost this way in our modern industrial age, and now is the time to recreate some of that model, with adjustments that fit our modern age. This "new" way is a way to connect and bridge those worlds—and connection is indeed a key to unlocking that true human potential.
So, in the spirit of connection, write to me, and tell me, if you were to create a community like this, what would you want to see included? Skies the limit. Think of the collective.
Last week I talked about Being the Light – choosing to be, inspire, and embody that which you want to see in the world, so that we can create a better one.
What's been on our hearts this week is that we are all starting to see that the old way doesn't work anymore. We are shifting into the Divine Feminine reality and man, oh man (pun intended), is that hard to let go of for most of us.
For one, the new way is undefined. And when we long for safety, well, undefined is just plain scary. But another reason it's hard to let go of is because we've lived this way our whole life and patterns run deep. So, it's up to us to derail the train and create a new track.
If you haven't been hearing the term "Divine Feminine" in the last few years, deep dive that one to read a variety of perspectives. For me, it means letting go of an outdated, patriarchal society that isn't open to releasing power because in a world where Ego rules, Ego will grasp the old reality until the white knuckles bleed. For me, it's hard to let go of the Masculine way because it can mean logical decision making, strength in the face of fear, and security in that. But when I embrace my feminine side, it is a joy to allow fluidity and let synchronicity guide me, to be compassionate and loving, to be strong in a different way – a more grounded, balanced, and relenting way. The Divine Feminine reality is open to diversity, schools our children differently, grows our food more sustainably, treats the Earth more responsibly, lets go of anger, resentment, litigation, and manipulation.
What has to fall away are some pretty big belief systems like the way we build communities, the way we look at health, and the way we make money. It will take time, but we are doing this work NOW. And we all came here now TO do this work. So don't shy away from it. Lean in and embrace it, embrace that together we are manifesting a new way to Be Human. And don't give up on that. More on the new way next week. . . until then, give yourself grace in this. It's OK that it's going to be a bumpy ride.
We're in this together,
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