Connecting with Your Earth Star: Grounding for Spiritual Growth

Here we are, gathered in our love for our home, this beautiful planet Earth. Often, we find ourselves lost in thoughts about our daily tasks, personal struggles, or feelings of inadequacy. Today, let’s shift our awareness from ourselves to our Mother, the Earth, and recognize what she needs from us. It’s time to thank her for all she provides and offer ourselves as helpers in the great task of healing the world.

Sit quietly and connect to the nature around you. Can you hear the wind rustling the leaves outside your window? Do you smell the flowers on your altar? Can you feel your cat curled up beside you? Notice the sounds and sensations around you.

Now, turn your attention inward, to your center, to your heart chakra. Breathe gently in and out of your heart. Rest here as you start your journey deep into the earth.

Long ago, ancient peoples lived in harmony with the earth. They knew that Earth was a living, breathing being, just like them. There was no separation between the sacred and the secular; all life and creation were sacred. But over time, especially during the industrial revolution, we began treating Earth badly—polluting her soil, waters, and air, and exploiting her resources.

Breathe in the sorrow of what we have done to Earth. Connect to her suffering. Feel her pain.

In Judaism, there’s a concept called tikkun olam, which means “repairing the world.” According to the mystical tradition of the Kabbalah, God made the world but left it incomplete. Humans were meant to finish the creation, but instead, they sought to exploit every resource. This made the work of tikkun much harder. Every human being is called to help heal and restore the soul of the world.

To repair the world, we first need to repair our consciousness, to see the world and each other as Source intended. Breathe in a strong intention to be of service in helping to repair the world.

How can we help repair the world if we are not firmly grounded on the earth? Often in meditation, we focus upward to commune with Spirit, raising our energy out through the crown of the head. Today, we will travel in the other direction. It’s in the lower chakras, the feet, and below, where we need to connect with Earth’s energy.

The Earth Star chakra, located about 12-18 inches below our feet, is our key connection to Earth’s energy. Through this chakra, we put down roots into the earth’s core. This is the doorway that allows us to receive energy from the Earth and be supported by it.

The chakras in the soles of each foot allow energy to flow in and out. Visualize a cord of energy, like the roots of a tree, going down from the bottom of your feet and connecting to your Earth Star.

Feel your connection to the earth. Ground your energy by plugging into the Earth Star. Go deep below the crust of the earth, into the core, beneath the shifting tectonic plates, and the floor of the mighty oceans.

Ask Mother Earth to help you stay grounded and stable. Talk to her. Thank her. Honor her. Promise to help her by remembering to water your plants, hug trees, and listen to the messages she sends through the natural world. Remember this space, and tune into it whenever you feel ungrounded, flighty, or too much in your head.

Go into the darkness of the earth, its rich, nourishing soil, to reconnect with the parts of yourself you have tried to hide. Bow low before the powerful dark energies you have split off from. Now that your roots are planted in this nourishing earth, now that you are stable in your grounding, you can acknowledge what you have tried to hide, ignore, or pretend isn’t part of who you are.

You are light and dark, yin and yang, earth and sky, male and female. You are one with it all. There is only One. You are whole and holy. From this place of Oneness, you are now ready to repair the world.

May every day be a day to honor the Earth.

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10 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Your Life

“God gave you 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you’?”
– William A. Ward

When you think of “gratitude,” what comes to mind? One of the most famous stories about gratitude is Oprah Winfrey’s gratitude journal. For ten years, Oprah wrote down five things she was grateful for each day—things that made her laugh, tasted wonderful, were beautiful, or made her heart sing. The result? Her life became incredibly full and exciting, leaving little time to keep up her journal.

Gratitude works like magic. The more you express it, the more you find to be grateful for. It’s nourishment for the soul, impacting your energy field and the world around you. In my experience as a spiritual teacher and energy healer, I’ve seen gratitude transform lives. When you understand its power, you’ll want to make it a central part of your life.

Gratitude is a powerful tool for creating the life you desire. It’s not just about being thankful for what you have but also about envisioning and being grateful for what you want, as if you already have it. This creates a powerful pull on the unseen forces of manifestation.

To make gratitude a habit, practice it regularly until it becomes your default mindset. Here are ten ways to build your gratitude practice and make it a healing part of your daily life:

  1. Grow Your Gratitude List

    Take a few minutes each night to list your blessings, both large and small. Say them out loud if possible. For example, “I am grateful for my good health, a productive day at work, and a fun conversation with a friend.”
  1. Ask Yourself Key Questions

    Every night, ask yourself, “What have I received today? What have I given to others today?” This simple review helps you recognize the good in your life and see whether you are sharing your gifts.
  1. Use the Power of Positive Affirmations

    Daily affirmations like “I am loved just as I am” or “I am creative and impactful” help you wake up to your true nature and foster self-acceptance. Recognize yourself as a child of the Divine, and gratitude will naturally follow.
  1. Share Your Gratitude with Others

    Encourage friends and family to keep their own gratitude lists and share them with each other. This practice can shift conversations from problems to positive experiences, fostering a more uplifting environment.
  1. Send a Thank-You Note Each Week

    Turn your impulse to thank someone into action. Send a quick email or note to express your gratitude. This practice spreads good vibes to both the sender and the recipient.
  1. Keep a Gratitude Journal


    Writing in a gratitude journal helps you keep track of your blessings and provides a space to reflect on your inner life and the events of your outer life. It can also help you find hidden blessings in challenges.
  1. Practice Mindfulness

    Being present in the moment allows you to appreciate the beauty and joy in your surroundings. Practice mindfulness by focusing on your breath, observing nature, or savoring a simple activity.
  1. Volunteer Your Time

    Helping others can boost your own gratitude. Volunteer at a local charity, help a neighbor, or support a friend in need. Acts of service can remind you of the abundance in your own life.
  1. Celebrate Small Wins Acknowledge and celebrate your small victories. Whether it’s completing a task or achieving a personal goal, recognizing these moments can enhance your sense of gratitude.
  1. Reflect on Challenges

    Reflect on past challenges and how they have shaped you. Recognizing the growth and strength you gained from difficult times can increase your gratitude for the journey.

Gratitude transforms your attitude and opens your heart to the abundance around you. By incorporating these practices into your daily routine, you’ll cultivate a mindset of appreciation that can enhance every aspect of your life. Start today, and let gratitude become the foundation of your spiritual journey.


5 Essential Steps to Becoming an Energy Healer

As you look around our world today, what are the greatest needs you see?

People are fleeing from conflict, seeking safety, shelter, food, and medical care. Others are searching for employment, care, and education for their children, and most of all, hope.

At the same time, the natural world shows signs of incredible stress. Changes in terrain, weather, and plant and animal populations remind us that human stewardship of the earth is a sacred bond that must be honored.

There is no denying the work that needs to be done. Do you feel in your heart that you have a role to play in meeting these needs, in helping, nurturing, and healing the world?

You know you have gifts, you know you can help, but how exactly do you begin?

In fact, you are the starting point.

As Louise Hay reminds us, “the power is within you!” When you ask what you can do to create a life filled with love and a world filled with joy and peace, consider this: you have the right stuff, you have the connection, you have the gifts and talents to turn everything around. You have the power just because of who you are—a child of the Divine, a being of light here to heal, thrive, grow, and to make your own unique and amazing contribution.

If fear tries to tell you the world doesn’t need you, that you can’t make a difference, that no one can see your light, remember who you are. You have the power to clear the fear, heal the hurt, open the doors and windows of your soul to a bright new day. And what a blessing that will be for a troubled world depending on you to step forth into the light and join a healing community powered by love.

Never doubt the power of Source to help you along the path you were meant to follow.

Years ago as a twenty-something lawyer, I never would have guessed that I would end up as an energy healer and spiritual teacher, but here I am. My relationship with energy healing developed from my soul’s cry for wellness, knowledge, and purpose. First, I struggled to be healed. As I climbed the spiritual ladder, I discovered more and more wonders of the Source of All Being that were available to any heart filled with forgiveness, gratitude, and love. As I benefited from energy healing, I began using the same modality to help others. Today, as a teacher of energy medicine, I pass on the gift and work to grow the network of healing ever wider.

Could this be your path as well?

When you look at the needs of the world and yearn to be a force filled with healing love, you may have your answer. The first step on the path towards your calling as a healer begins with consciously deciding that you wish to devote your life to the healing of yourself and others. This basic generosity and nurturing nature are what brought you here. You are drawn to expand your spirit and tap into the healing power of unconditional love.

Here are five ways you can shift into a higher spiritual gear and accelerate your movement toward greater spiritual growth and the gift of healing that you are destined to share:

  1. Explore and Bring Forth Your Higher Self

    The great philosophers of the ancient world advised students to “know thyself.” To know yourself, you must dwell in a mindset of self-reflection and self-understanding. Use your spiritual practices of meditation, prayer, and journaling to discover how you feel about everything that has occurred to you in the past and is happening to you right now.

There is nothing to criticize or judge; you simply want to know and understand your inner world. As you explore your beliefs and values, admit your mistakes and accept yourself with love, you free yourself from fear and negativity. You open the door to expressing your higher self and become the powerful being you were meant to be.

  1. Forgive Yourself and Grow in Compassion

    Self-forgiveness plays a key role in your spiritual evolution and the ability to help others. The number one issue blocking your free access to the light of spirit is blaming yourself. It’s the biggest problem I find in working with others—human beings are just too hard on themselves! Therefore, in addition to recognizing and expressing your feelings honestly, the most powerful action you can take to grow in spirit is to accept and forgive your frailties. Accepting your humanness sets you free to give yourself the healing gift of compassion and unconditional love. As you grow in self-compassion, you free yourself to feel compassion for others and open your heart to the gifts of healing within.
  1. Build Your Connection to Source

    Source is the wellspring of all the unconditional love, compassion, and healing light you are seeking. With a regular practice of connecting to Source, whatever that may mean for you—and without fear and negativity—you’ll find a sudden expansion of space for more light to come into your life. There’s enough room in you energetically for your higher-self qualities to be downloaded from the chakras above your head and come right into your energy field. The powerful gifts you always knew you had but couldn’t quite access will begin to manifest. Your strong connection to Source can help you become a vehicle for the higher qualities you need to follow your calling and become the powerful healer you are meant to be.
  1. Develop Your Intuitive Abilities

    Enhancing your intuitive skills is crucial for energy healing. Practice listening to your inner voice through meditation and mindfulness exercises. Trust your instincts and allow them to guide your healing practices. As you become more attuned to your intuition, you’ll find it easier to sense the energies of others and know how to assist in their healing processes.
  1. Engage in Continuous Learning and Practice

    Healing is a journey that requires ongoing learning and practice. Attend workshops, read books, and join healing communities to expand your knowledge and skills. Regularly practice energy healing techniques on yourself and others to refine your abilities. The more you learn and practice, the more effective you will become as an energy healer.

Getting in touch with your inner light will open the door to your higher self. Dedicated inner work is one of the primary ways you obtain your divine gifts. Your strong connection to Source helps you grow your intuition, knowledge, and understanding, and you start to experience the loving qualities of your true essence. Spiritual growth leads to inner peace, and from inner peace comes the power to create peace in the world along with the healing gifts you are here to share.

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Rekindling Your Fire: 5 Ingenious Tips to Bounce Back from Burnout

Does your morning begin with a sigh? Do you rise with reluctance, a sense of uneasiness permeating your waking moments? Is it fear? Or dread?

If every day feels like a battle for survival, it’s time to step back and assess. This state of affairs isn’t your normal. It’s a sign of burnout.

Burnout is a slow, creeping darkness that gradually shrouds your spirit. It’s like a dying fire losing its warmth and light. When the fuel is gone, the fire dies. Those in the helping professions are particularly prone to this. Your calling to aid others can make you susceptible.

How well are you tending to your own needs? Is your inner light diminishing?

Your wellbeing lies in your hands. It’s your duty to nurture your mind, body, and spirit. When feelings of despair replace joy, love, compassion, and laughter, it’s time for a reset. Listen to your soul’s cry for healing and sanctuary. When burnout looms, your inner alarm will ring.

Here are 5 burnout signs to watch for, and some remedies:

  1. Are you feeling angry and bitter?
    Lashing out at life and the people around you? Negative emotions can block your resilience. It’s time to uncover their source and heal. Journaling can help you process these feelings and restore balance.
  1. Feeling hopeless? Like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Consider this: is there someone facing more significant hurdles than you? How are they coping? Reach out to a 12-step program. Sharing with fellow travelers can kickstart your recovery.
  1. Are you constantly exhausted? Feeling numb and empty? Perhaps you’re not resting enough. Imagine a place where you can truly relax. Change your schedule to get more sleep. You’re worth it.
  1. Feeling out of sync? Has your life rhythm been disrupted? Meditation can restore your equilibrium.
  1. Do you feel trapped in a box? Has it been ages since you’ve felt the sun on your face? Fresh air and nature can work wonders. Step outside.

Remember, susceptibility to burnout isn’t a flaw. It shows that you’re living with awareness and an open heart. Burnout is common among those who love, give and serve.

The key is recognizing when your fire is dwindling and taking steps to refuel. Keep your light burning. Practice self-love and compassion. Seek balance and rest. Surround yourself with like-minded friends on a similar journey to wellbeing.

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Meditation: Your Gateway to the Comfort of Home, Anywhere, Anytime!

You’ve heard it before – “Home is where the heart is.” That warm, comforting embrace when you walk through the door after a grueling day. Maybe it’s the ecstatic wag of your dog’s tail or your children’s eager hugs. Perhaps it’s the solitary serenity of your own space, where you can kick off your shoes, flick on the TV and unwind. That’s home, right?

Well, let’s flip the script a bit. Picture home not as a physical place, but a spiritual state you arrive at through meditation. It’s that familiar, comforting mental space you return to each dawn, surrendering to the gentle ebb and flow of energies cultivated through years of committed practice.

Ever landed in an unfamiliar locale, yet it feels like you’ve known it forever? The streets, the scent of the air, even the faces seem eerily familiar. A friend of mine had such an experience in the Himalayan foothills of India. A New Yorker by birth, she was worlds away from the urban jungle, yet she instantly felt a deep connection to a remote Indian village, as if she’d found her true ‘home’ on earth.

That’s exactly how I felt when I discovered the realm of meditation. An immediate sense of belonging, comfort, and security washed over me. A feeling akin to coming ‘home.’

As a spiritual guide, I often find my students pondering if they are in the ‘right’ place. Some remain in their ancestral homes, while others create their ‘home’ among friends, far from their families. They speculate if a change of location might improve their lives. And while a new job, social opportunities or a healthier climate might indeed be beneficial, I encourage them to first journey inward.

Meditation, you see, can be transformative – it can improve your health, alleviate stress and anxiety, even enhance your love life. With meditation, you carry ‘home’ within you, like a turtle with its shell. No matter where you are or who you’re with, you can retreat into this portable sanctuary to recharge, reconnecting with the profound sense of ‘home’ that exists within your Higher Self.

Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Paul McCartney, Nicole Kidman and Jerry Seinfeld credit meditation for various aspects of their success and well-being. Jane Fonda attributes it to her graceful aging, while George Lucas even based Yoda, the wise sage of Star Wars, on a meditation practice founder.

So, if you yearn for that comforting embrace of ‘home,’ I invite you to embrace meditation. I offer a unique mantra meditation course to alleviate stress and boost your intuition. Embrace the power of inward journey and discover ‘home’ can be anytime, anywhere.


5 Steps to Following Your Bliss and Building a Better World

We’ve all heard Joseph Campbell’s wise words: “Follow your bliss!” But do you know what comes next? “Don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

This advice resonates deeply in my work as an energy healer and spiritual teacher.

When you tap into your bliss, you unlock the gifts you came into this world to give. And as you embrace these gifts, doors will open, guiding you toward a life of joy and purpose.

“Bliss” isn’t just a word—it’s a spiritual principle. It acknowledges your nature as an energy-based being, and embracing life’s challenges with joy is a key goal of your spiritual journey.

By pursuing happiness in every aspect of your life, you’ll enhance your well-being and connect with your life’s purpose. This bliss can act as a compass, guiding you on your path. But first, you must identify what makes you truly happy. Your spiritual practices—prayer, meditation, and journaling—can help reveal this inner joy.

Recognizing and embracing your happiness not only elevates your spirit but also clarifies the gifts you’re here to develop and share with the world.

Your bliss, in whatever form it takes, is likely intertwined with the well-being of others. When you engage fully—mind, body, and soul—you fulfill your life’s purpose, contributing to a better world.

Here’s how you can cultivate this path:

  1. Identify Your Gifts:

    Your unique talents align with what brings you joy. These gifts are often skills you’re naturally good at, whether singing, playing an instrument, writing, or helping others. Recognizing these talents and embracing them wholeheartedly can guide you to a life of joy and contribution.
  1. Stay Connected to Source:

    Strengthening your connection to a higher power helps you recognize and utilize your gifts. Through practices like prayer, meditation, yoga, or walks in nature, you draw closer to your bliss. These practices open you to divine connections, allowing you to recognize opportunities when they arise.
  1. Focus on Service:

    Use your gifts to serve others, aligning with your spiritual path. Acts of service, no matter how small, help fulfill your purpose and reverberate through the web of life. Your joy adds to the spiritual energy of all things, creating a ripple effect that brings happiness to others.
  1. Embrace Inner Balance:

    Recognizing your gifts and serving others can lead to balance in all areas of life. This equilibrium fosters a holistic sense of joy, improving not just your personal well-being but also the well-being of those around you.
  1. Share Your Symphony:

    Your gifts are the music you’ve come into this world to play. Don’t keep your symphony under wraps; share it with the world. By doing so, you not only fulfill your purpose but also contribute to a more harmonious world for all.

In following these steps, you not only unlock your own bliss but also create a life of joy, balance, and service to others. Your unique contributions, driven by happiness, spread positive energy, uplifting yourself and the world around you.

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