Our Meeting Place

Empowerment is breaking free from old patterns.

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.”
~Deepak Chopra~

We are in the process of an incredible collective transformation, a shift in consciousness that offers the potential for both personal and global expansion. How can we discover a common meeting ground in the midst of such growth? By seeking that which connects us.

Each of us comes from the same source of love and has embarked on a journey of healing and discovery. Fear and judgment separate us. Those who have risen above fear in their own lives tend to have great compassion for those who are still lost in its grip.

In the infinite presence of the Divine, we discover joy and connectedness when we learn to see through the mechanisms of the ego – our own as well as that of others. Look with the heart and embrace the role that each person and circumstance plays in your soul’s awakening.

Seeds of Awareness

A seed can be nurtured and supported; however, healthy growth cannot be rushed.
“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, It must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. For someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”
~Cynthia Occelli~

When we consciously tend to the gardens of the heart, something beautiful within us comes alive. The seeds we plant transform daily, ultimately bringing our delicate and unique aspects to the surface. Your beauty is a miracle. Reach toward the light in your daily experience, nurture yourself and honor the process of your becoming.

The alchemy of transformation comes through awareness. In awareness we can choose acceptance, act from the heart and allow life to unfold as it will. Nothing is more important than your state of consciousness in this moment – what are you creating?


You are the artist, life is the canvas.

“May your imagination know the grace of perfect danger,
To reach beyond imitation, and the wheel of repetition,
Deep into the call of all the unfinished and unsolved.”
~John O’Donohue~

Be fearless. Reach beyond the typical to find something new within yourself. The artist sees the world differently. Dance, cook, write, paint, create, and see what you discover.

As we learn to trust the universe and participate in the flow of life, we become powerful co-creators of our own experience. The result is a wonderful ability to expand our vision – a rarity in a world that typically prompts us to narrow our viewpoints down to over-simplified judgments and interpretations.

Explore the nuances of all that you see until you begin to unravel the multiple layers that contribute to subtle shifts in perception. Each of us has the ability to bring something new into being through the expression of our expanding vision. Through meditation and intent we can set many forces in motion. We are consistently evolving throughout the process of exploration, creativity and discovery.



See these times as a pilgrimage of graciousness.

“Wherever you turn, you can find someone who needs you. Even if it is a little thing, do something for which there is no pay but the privilege of doing it. Remember, you don’t live in a world all of your own.”
~Albert Schweitzer~

All of the lessons of these turbulent times point to the need to reawaken compassion for ourselves, one another, animals and how we interact with the planet. Our choices reverberate far into the future, so it is imperative to begin now. When awareness and personal responsibility inform all your choices, you can move through the world in a manner that heals spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically.

There are many ways to demonstrate love that ultimately mirror your beliefs. Your light and creativity can have a beautiful impact on your interpretation of the challenges you face. How can you, as an awakening master, do things differently? The more expanded your consciousness, the more power your words and actions will have. We become channels of inspiration when love informs our actions and way of being in the world.


Silence and Celebration

Choose to honor this moment as sacred.
“There are times when we stop. We sit still… we listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.”
~James Carroll~

Be thankful for the experiences that have taught you the depths of your strength and potential. The challenges we face teach us of empowerment. They open our perception and assist as we navigate our way through the dark.

The successes and breakthroughs of life can likewise shift your view. Gratitude creates a momentum that draws in even more things for which you can be grateful. Let this simple approach be the foundation for your peaceful heart – celebrating the journey each day as it unfolds.

When you choose to seek the gift in every situation, you will find one – often where it is least expected. You have the power to determine how you experience the world. If you like what you see, build upon it. If not, consciously shift your perception until you find one that brings you joy.

Your journey is unique and your path is ultimately your own. In this limitless Universe, there is plenty of room for exploration, although paradoxically, all that you seek is already within you.

Holding Space

You can create the space in which a transformation can occur.
“Love and freedom are two sides of the same coin. It is one flower, and it can blossom only when both are allowed dignity and respect.”  

We can create change when we remove our ego from a situation. When the other has nothing to fight against, negative energy cannot continue to feed upon itself. This empowered and voluntary form of surrender is sometimes referred to as holding space. Choosing to maintain a healthy state of consciousness – even when caught in the midst of chaos or drama – breaks up the energy of repetitive cycles. Rather than perpetuating more conflict, the spiritual seeker holds space and has the potential to discover the limitless possibilities that exist in that space.

Love and respect teach us the art of allowing. Gently we continue to trust that those with whom we interact will evolve in their own way at the perfect time. Awareness cannot be rushed. Continue to be consistent and patient with those who grace your life as you progress on your own spiritual journey.


All That You Need

You are a spark of the Divine, seeking to explore the limitless facets of life through human experience.

“The heart that seeks to awaken, to live genuinely, is more real than anything. That nameless drive calls you to be who you most truly are.”  
~Ezra Bayda~ 

The abundance of life awaits. When you live with an open heart, you’ll discover how to celebrate the journey of your awakening while simultaneously enjoying the depths of understanding and wisdom that are available to you.

You are always immersed within the perfect situation required for your spiritual growth. Even the simplest of interactions has infinite messages layered within it. Find enlightenment doing the laundry, being with your children, or in the smile of a dog. You are surrounded by love. When you embody this wholeness into your life, you are well on your way to new levels of understanding.

Spirituality is not about denying the world and it’s pleasures. Every moment is a gateway to infinite possibility and honoring that with a conscious, joyful approach allows you to explore your inner beauty. This is considered Wholeness.

Love resides at the core of your being. As you drop the layers of illusion that block your ability to see clearly, the light will begin to sparkle through. Look within. Slow down become the loving witness of your own awakening.

Just Be

Just in case it might have slipped your mind…
You are an absolutely unique, beautiful, ever-evolving, radiant being of light, resplendent as the noon-day sun, breathtaking and magical. Thank you for being here.
“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that you are.”
~Mandy Hale~

When life gets overwhelming and opposing energies seem to tug you in several different directions at once, take some time to re-balance, breathe, and settle into the truth of who you are. You have chosen to be here now for a specific purpose and the world needs your unique perspective. You bring something to our shared collective that no one else can.

Demonstrating gratitude, slowing down, allowing mindfulness to infuse our responses to life and honoring all paths as sacred helps us to see more clearly. Our role is often to show others a different way to be; however, that can only be accomplished when we are fully present and acting without attachment. Unwavering authenticity and compassion create a powerful foundation that supports conscious interactions with one another.

Your kindness sends ripples of energy throughout the universe. Like a flower, simply reach toward the sun, move gently in the breeze and enjoy blanketing the world with your natural beauty.

Transforming Pain into Empowerment

By turning and facing our own darkness, we are transformed.
“Beautiful are those whose brokenness gives birth to transformation and wisdom.”
~John Mark Green~

The path of awakening is different for everyone. It is a journey of mystery and wonder, of lessons and learning, all of which lead to shifts in consciousness. It’s important to remember that no matter how far you have come, you have barely scratched the surface of all that waits to be discovered.

Your courage inspires those who grace your world. Continue to approach each day as a sacred gift and be willing to receive the light, love and laughter of the universe. The pain you transcend plays a specific role in your development; therefore, see those who challenge you as healing angels rather than obstacles you may encounter along the way.

In your vulnerability, you will discover strength. You stand at the threshold of a new life… one that has much to offer.

Compassion and Equality

Every person you meet is a master in the process of awakening.
“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”
~Pema Chodron~

Our purpose is to awaken. Unconsciousness is nothing more than temporarily being lost within the illusion of separation and buying into the “us vs. them” mentality that masks our shared humanity. As we learn to take responsibility for our own joy and heal the wounds that block us from giving and receiving love, we naturally cultivate greater patience and compassion for those who remain trapped in the illusion.

Throughout our many lifetimes we experience all that life has to offer – every type of nationality, sexuality, religion, societal position, etc. The soul is looking to actively participate in these varied circumstances in order to learn, to grow and evolve. The end goal is shared joy in the journey and support of one another as we awaken and return to love.

Old souls have typically participated in more types of experiences and therefore have greater ability to access compassion. Even without conscious or vivid past life recall, on a higher level we can access wisdom from the Akashic records that will activate awareness of our shared journey. Think of the greatest challenge you have overcome in this life. Do you not have compassion for others who face that same situation? Now expand that concept outward, imagining the bigger picture of what you have likely faced throughout the course of your many lifetimes. Does that alter any residual judgment that you may experience into understanding?