Last week we kicked off "Conversations of the week" with two brief summaries of conversations I'd had - I feel like what comes into my field is probably what needs to be shared, and I hope these weekly anecdotes help guide you the way they do for me.
Spirit Guides and Guardian Angels
Last week I was in Salmon, Idaho, the home of the Shoshone Native American Tribe, and Sacajawea, the famous guide of the Lewis and Clark expedition. I had never heard of Salmon, Idaho, and have only been to Idaho once before - way up north near the Canadian border. The friends I was visiting last week are new friends, and when I went to look up where they lived, I saw a Sacajawea Historical Center, and flagged it on my Google maps immediately as a place I wanted to go.
You see, I've always had a thing for Sacajawea.
When I was young, my parents said I had lengthy conversations with "imaginary friends," one of whom I had called "Sa-wa-wee-wa."
It wasn't until much later in my life, when I had been first diving into channeling and working with the spirit realm in Oregon in the mid-90s, that my spirit guides and guardians came back to me in a flash. I was studying with my first teacher, Sara, and she was walking us through a visualization, bringing us back to our childhood, and re-introducing us to our spirit guides. During this visualization their names came back to me quickly and easily, and one of them was Sacajawea. I saw her clearly, her clothing, her long brown hair, her dark skin. I heard her soft voice say, "I've always been here with you."
Since then she has been with me, helping reintroduce me to the knowledge I have always known - that turquoise helps us work with the clouds and the rain, what animal tracks look like, what other messages the forest brings, and so much more.
In 2000 when the US Mint released the Sacajawea gold dollar coin, I collected rolls of them and handed them out for tips to spread the feminine power of her soul memory to others.
In 2010 I had a session with another intuitive, Nancy, in which she told me I came in as a twin, but that she was not able to stick around through birth. When she described this twin, who was now a woman standing over me and with me always, keeping watch, it was Sacajawea to a tee. Electricity ran through my bones in affirmation.
So when I was able to visit the Sacajawea Historical Center this past week and visit with her energy and her memory, and take a picture with her statue, it once again brought me back to the subject of guides, and how our spirit guides and guardian angels are always with us.
If you haven't yet been introduced to your guide yet, both of our courses help you make that connection: in Manifesting with Synchronicity course I share a spirit guide re-introduction, and it's a magically ceremonious exercise. In Awakening the Intuitive Within there are many short exercises to help you reconnect with your spirit team. There are also countless books on the subject; a wonderful book I recently read can help you do this - Angels in my Hair, by Lorna Byrne.
You see, our guides ARE always with us. They come in with us per contract, and stay with us, often through several lifetimes. They are also multi-dimensional, meaning they can be with several people at once. So when your guide is someone who seems too "famous" to be with you, it's because they have committed to being a guide for many, to help our souls to create a better world this time around.
They want you to connect with them. So take some time, close your eyes, and ask, "who's here with me?" And see what comes up. It may be your grandmother or another family member who's passed on, it may be a Saint or ArchAngel, or it may be someone who's always inspired you, like Albert Einstein or Eleanor Roosevelt. Their name may escape you, but you can sense their presence or see their figure. They may come to you in your dream, or repeatedly appear in visuals, art, or books.
Get acquainted, and see what magic follows.
If you want to work with me more on this, reach out. I'd love to help you make that connection.
I had a good idea last week... these come often to me at 4:00 am, and I wake up, make a short note in my phone, and then come back to them when I have time. It's great to use dreamtime for this practice, because it's a time of day when our minds are most creative. So instead of being bothered by the creative bursts in the middle of the night, say thank you, brain-dump them onto a notepad or into your phone (I draft an email so I actually remember to look at them!) and then you can tell your brain to fall back asleep and come up with some more great ideas later!
This week's AHA was to bring some of my enlightening conversations of the week to you directly. Every week is peppered with conversations that inspire me - whether that's in an individual coaching session with a client, a conversation with one of my peers, a session with my own coach, or a download from my High self, it always comes as an AHA to me as well.
I think these topics will come as a timely reminder or insight to you because of our global collectivity - when one of us is going through something challenging or has an inspiring idea, the rest can benefit.
So... let's begin!
This week I had two enlightening conversations I wanted to share:
One on Ayurveda and the other on grieving a pet. I will only share the highlights of these conversations, with a coaching tip... so you can see my coaching style and decide whether or not a coaching session with me is something you need right now.
Topic #1 - Ayurveda 101
I have been a student of the Ayurveda principles since 1993 when I was introduced to Macrobiotics and proper eating combinations. These practices stem from Ayurveda itself, as to most of our healthy lifestyle principles, because the practice of Ayurveda is the oldest form of medicine and healthy living coaching that is recorded in our modern history. Use your favorite search engine to discover that, and let's skip to what my friend Kelly talked about on our hike this week!
The premise of Ayurveda lies in our physical composition and is based around three primary body types or "Doshas." These doshas are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and what exercise, food, and mindset we desire and have can be based around the energies of these doshas! They each have their own physical composition (average), elemental energy (air, earth and fire), and healing solutions for coming back into balance. This is just the beginning of a much longer conversation as it applies to health but here's what I recommend:
1. Get your dosha tested - it's so interesting! Finding out your dosha can help you understand so much about your physical composition and needs as well as health solutions.
My favorite testing site: https://chopra.com/dosha-quiz
2. Take it bit by bit - this is a 3000+ year old practice, with diet, yoga practices, and so much more that goes to it. But if this interests you, and if you're someone who likes to learn about health, this is a great practice to adopt. Here's my favorite book that I've had on the subject since 1994 and is updated regularly. Ayurveda: A Life of Balance: the Complete Guide to Ayurvedic Nutrition and Body Types with Recipes by Maya Tiwari
3. Compare it to your astrology - if you're into that (as I know many of my followers are!) and you will see some very interesting similarities! For instance, in my astrology chart, I have 5 planets in fire and my dosha composition is mostly Pitta (fire). This can mean I don't tolerate spicy foods well because my composition is already fiery... and so many other interesting things.
Topic #2 - Grieving Your Pet
This week I spoke to a friend who's dog was older, but not old enough to pass in her eyes, and he was hit by a car. We talked about how she felt like she knew he was going to leave; he had a look, she had a feeling. And then sure enough, that afternoon, he was gone. We talked about how perhaps this was because he didn't want her to go through the often-hard ending that our pets endure in the end (cancer, for instance), and how sometimes it's just easier to say goodbye quickly, than to say it slowly. This friend will never know for sure, but it's so much better to trust the process, and to trust her dog had a purpose - and a singular mission of love, and that it's OK.
It's also ok to grieve a pet for however long you need to. Sometimes we'll hear loved ones say "it's just a cat/dog," but we know, we had a stronger connection than that. And grief is a many-stage process. So honor that. I lost my dear cat at 17 years old, after watching him fade through 3 months of cancer, in the fall of 2019. It was hard to get over not having him there every day, not seeing him and loving him daily, and even though we still had another cat, I didn't have the same connection with her. Rider was soul family, and sometimes we just know that and there's no explaining it. So giving yourself time to grieve is extremely important, and whenever you're ready to get another pet to fill the void, you'll know when that timing is right. Trust that, too.
I look forward to continuing to bring you bits of the conversations I'm having each week, in hopes to help guide you, clarify topics, or open your awareness to new concepts!
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In love and light,
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