Knowing is Synonymous with Action

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments

“True knowing is synonymous with behavior. The things you know are true you just do. If you were asked to scratch your nose, you wouldn’t say “eh I think I can do it” you would just scratch your nose. The things you know are true you just do.

Action and knowing are synonymous

So if your behavior doesn’t exhibit it then that means you don’t quite know it yet. So keep digging.” Think about the scene at the end of when Harry met Sally where’s he running down the street to tell Sally how he feels – his knowing propelled him into action. Now think about something in your life you can’t get going on, can’t seem to get right or find. Let’s say your wanting to find your dream home.

 So what are all the things you need to “know” to align to propel into action. Maybe You need to know where/when your next house will come in? What kind of house do you want? How much you can spend? You need to know the right house is out there and ready? Maybe you don’t want to move now? Once all of these align you will know and begin to take action. Maybe your waiting for your divine love. What don’t you know yet about yourself or this person? Do you know this person is out there? Do you know what specifically you want? Same thing with finding and creating your ideal job. Ask yourself what do I not know about what I want to do day to day- am I afraid? Am I being clear about I want to do for work? Do I want to switch careers? Am I being honest with what I want? If I could have what I want, what would that look like?

You see sometimes we aren’t clear actually what we want, we aren’t specific enough because we don’t know. Once you deeply and authentically know nothing can stop you from taking action.

Think about a time you just knew something and took immediate action- your Harry running down the street moment. You moved towards it immediately didn’t you. Why? Because you had absolutely no doubts, no lack of clarity, no more questions- so you were able to take action. If your not acting look at what you don’t know and dig with some questions.

Knowing is synonymous with action.

Where are you in the parade?

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments

Memories and staying in the present moment. Where are you in the parade?

 We all have them, memories. They store in our beautiful hippocampus, thalamus and cerebral cortex of our brains.

brainThese memories have often Created programs, patterns and beliefs continuously throughout our life- each memory building on the beliefs and patterns created by the ones before. Memories of Holidays growing up, our first kiss, that amazing trip, the losses, the “mistakes”, running through the wildflower fields, watching sunsets, family, etc…

So picture this, every memory you have, has its own parade. Sometimes when we are reminiscing we watch the parade, other times we jump in place with the band line joining in and other times we are on top of the float fully engaged in that parade, dancing – reliving- fully engaged atop the float. When you jump into the parade (memory) you jump out of the present moment. You are literally hanging on or leaping into the past. Whether it be a beautiful memory or wonderful learning memory, jumping into the parade pulls you out of the present moment.

Maintaining our existence in the present moment is essential when memories arise. Mindfulness (being fully present) allows us to view the parade from the audience, seeing the entire parade from the best view- to see all the beautiful colors, the flow, the people. The audience view allows us to maintain our present frequency while also allowing clearing and releasing of a lesson memory and refueling with a beautiful memory.

In the Miracle of Mindfulness Thich Nat Hanh says,  “If while washing dishes, we think only of the cup of tea that awaits us, thus hurrying to get the dishes out of the way as if they were a nuisance, then we are not “washing the dishes to wash the dishes.”  What’s more, we are not alive during the time we are washing the dishes. In fact, we are completely incapable of realizing the miracle of life while standing at the sink.  If we can’t wash the dishes, the chances are we won’t be able to drink our tea either…”

Parade1Why would we give a present, new, fresh, and limitless moment away to the past that has already happened? Is your present moment not pleasing? What needs to change to make you honor this present moment right now? Was this parade moment more pleasing than your present? Is your present moment triggering patterns and beliefs of past memories? Are you trying to gain a new perspective of the past?

The only way to truly honor the present moment while delving into a memory is to stay in the audience view of the parade, aka the memory. Without judgement, notice if you hear the loud tubas behind you in the parade or if costume glitter is flying all around you because you are on top of the parade float. In that moment pause and see, why are you in the parade of the past. Ask. What is more important in this parade than in the limitless present moment that I am forfeiting. Be honest with yourself. Get the perspective you need and hop off that float to your beautiful present moment.

You’ll notice the more present you allow yourself to be the less you will need to visit the parades of the past.

Presence can heal and clear our memories, presence in our present moment gives us a better, bigger, more wisdom filled perspective. Presence can illuminate the joyful memories, providing blessings and allow them to charge us, like parade participants throwing toys into the audience. You can only receive those blessings while watching the memory from the sidelines.

What parades are you still marching in and why are they more important than your limitless present moment?





Posted by | Fireside | No Comments

In legends told throughout the Far East, central Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, horses were considered mediums between the Spirit and Material Worlds. Certain Celtic tribes used a white mare as an oracle. Arabic tales exalted the horse’s sixth sense. Horses were also perceived as carrying riders between the seen and unseen realms or leading people to some form of lost knowledge. Modern Yakut shamans wouldn’t dream of visiting the Other world without the aid of their horses.

Shamanism may be thought of as a system of knowledge and a process of seeing with the heart for the purpose of accessing spiritual guidance. It bridges the visible and invisible worlds as well as the human and animals realms with a special knowledge of healing. Shamans align themselves with the spirits of the animals. A kind of collective consciousness binds them together with the animal kingdom. So intimate was the sharing of the mind with the animals, that shamans believed it possible to actually become an animal. The animal with which the shaman identified himself was a powerful spirit guide throughout their life.

Some of the greatest teachers we can have are animal spirit helpers. They teach us about the animal world and their special perceptions and awareness of life, which can open up new dimensions for us. They reflect things about us in a unique way. They communicate to humans through dreams, visions and the shamanic journey. Your personal Power animals can be retrieved so that you begin to develop that special relationship with them in your daily life.

Horses are our spirit guides in this journey to discover our inner selves. Horses encourage us to ‘be in the moment’. The size of such an animal alone inspires a heightened state of awareness. When we engage with the horse with no agenda but to enter into the circle of life and just ‘be’, we enter a gateway that brings us more fully into the present moment and moves us into alignment with life. We place ourselves in the sacred realm of the natural world, open the way for experience, reflections and dialogue and then stand aside and allow the process to happen





Write Yourself a Love Letter, an Appreciation Letter

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments

Think about a time you received a heartfelt card from someone.
You could tell they took time picking out the card and sat and wrote something meaningful.
Remember how much that touched your heart.
We’ll now it’s time to do the same for yourself.
Write a heartfelt letter of gratitude, appreciation and love to yourself about yourself.
Take sometime, put some conscious and generous thoughts and feelings into it and allow yourself
to boldly express your love for yourself.
Color, draw, really create the letter you have always wanted to receive.

Screen Shot 2015-03-05 at 5.58.46 PM

Put the letter in a sealed envelop with your name, address and a stamp on it.
Give the letter to someone you trust and ask them to drop it in the mail to you at some point in
the next year (without telling you when they do it).
The timing of this will blow your socks off!
People will reflect to you how you love yourself. Give yourself the love and ” they” will too!

Click here to watch the video!


So, What do you want?

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments
As I have started my daily workings with my team, I keep hearing them say- Help them figure out what they want. What they truly want.There is so much out there on how to manifest and break through but how do we identify What we really want. So we will always be receiving matches for our truest “wants”. People who get what they want are most often the people who accurately and clearly know what they want.
When something isn’t manifesting, you feel indecisive, or nothing is flowing it’s a good time to stop and say what do I truly want. Am I clear on what I want? What do I want? If your not clear on what you want then it’s hard for the universe to manifest components and movement to make anything happen.

fireside11. What do I want?
In a deeply authentic way, Not a complaining about anything and everything way- but getting Specific about what you want. Try to steer away from superficial wants, (although these superficial wants will sometimes will be our starting points and that is ok). Sometimes to help you start this you can get clear on what you don’t want.

2. What must I do to have it?
Bring into effect your preferences and your analytical components-meaning your beliefs and logic about what must be done to have the want.
3. How would I feel when I have it?
Daydream with this…. Take the full want and what you have decided you would have to Do to achieve, receive, call it in and watch it play out like a movie. This daydream helps you to have foresight and will often provide more clarity about what you want.
4. So, what I really want is to feel?
So as the daydream is coming to an end, identify how these desires, achievements, and experiences made you feel.
Once you have answered those four questions. Take the answer from #4, what I really want to feel and move it to the answer of the first question, what do I want. And begin answering the questions again. Do this about 6-8 times until you get deep enough to say, “oh that’s what I want”.
Here’s an example: (Jackie is doing the exercise PM is asking the 4 questions)

PM: Jackie, when you think about creating a plan for your life, I want you to first answer a simple question: What do you want?
Jackie: I want to be financially successful
PM: and what do you have to do to become financially successful?
Jackie: I have no clue
PM: that’s ok- start with the things you can do to move toward that goal
Jackie: I’d have to start by having a great job
PM: So if you had a great job and became financially successful how would you feel?
Jackie: as if I accomplished something
PM: so what you really want is a sense of accomplishment… What would it take for you To feel that?
Jackie: well it would have to be difficult, I mean nothing you want in life is Easy right
PM: so you’d have to face some challenges?
Jackie: right
PM: and if you had faced those challenges and accomplished a few goals, how would you Feel then?
Jackie: I couldn’t just stop there. I’d think there’s got to be something beyond this, there’s Got to be more.
PM: so what you really want is to feel your on the move in your life. What would You have to do to feel that?
Jackie: I’d have to stop denying that I’m stuck
PM: how are you going to feel when there’s no more denial in your life?
Jackie: fulfilled and proud of myself
PM: and will you feel when you can say honestly I’ve got a step by step plan- no more denial?
Jackie: on top of the world
PM: and what exactly does that mean?
Jackie: free.
PM: so what you really want is to be free- free of being bogged down, free of denial?
Jackie: yes
PM: Jackie you have said “I want to be proud, I want to be fulfilled, I want to be free”. What Will you have to do so that you feel that way?
Jackie: I’ll have to be disciplined and be open to challenge of change.
PM: Very good. If you started living your life in a disciplined way, instead of in a “if it feels good,
do it” sort of way, and if you opened yourself up to challenge instead of running from it, how would you feel?
Jackie: I’d feel like I have a place in the world-and I won’t always be wishing that I were somebody else.
PM: So what you really want is to accept yourself for who you are and feel like you belong
somewhere in this world?
Jackie: yes
PM: what a great goal that is!

By identifying what we want our frequency/ vibration will then manifest all that is necessary to fulfill that want. Because the clarity of the want allows all of your energy to flow into one stream of focus. When you identify what you want your energy becomes a large fast moving river, rather than little streams of desires and inaccurate wants.

So for the next couple of weeks focus on what you want, with your meditations, by asking these 4 questions, opening up a dialogue with friends, start talking and thinking and working with what you want. Once you know what you want put your order into the universe and open those arms to receive.

NASA Just Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments

Click Here to Watch this Incredible Imagery Captured by NASA

Are you ready to see the largest picture ever taken? For your information, it’s a whopping 1.5 billion pixel image (69,536 x 22,230) and on January 5th, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbor, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The final image is composed of 411 Hubble images, and takes you through 100 million stars and travels over 40,000 light years! Well, a section of it does anyway.

After watching this fly-through video created by YouTuber daveachuk, I felt extremely tiny and insignificant… make sure you stick around and watch it till the end… seriously!

Well done, NASA. Our mind has been blown.

Course Correction

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments
We’re all spiritual beings in physical form, here on Earth to live, learn, and make a difference.
Earth is the grand Ivy League university, The Ivy League school of all the planets! A university where we are making choices, decisions, and observations all the time. So instead of worrying about going in the wrong direction, making a mistake, getting off course, or our timing of how things should happen, strive to learn from the choices and decisions that you do make. Learn from the timing the universe is showing you and then adjust your course as you go along and most of all, have fun with what you and the universe are choosing as you course correct.

Correcting your course as you move through life is powerful, useful, and will keep you growing. Many people resist course correction because they are in their earth timing, and expectations, “he needs to be here by July because this is all I’m focusing on” or “I need to have this job and this car by the time I am 40″, ” I need to be this weight, make this paycheck, live in this house, have this love life, then I will be happy”. Our tight hold on earth timing and earth “results” sometimes shows resistance to course correction. Our mental minds so tightly hang on to earth time and how things will play out. It is kind of funny how much we grasp at seconds and our expectations and try to hold down dates and outcomes, its like putting a pole through a tsunami to hold it in place. It’s just not gonna happen.

Picture a fast moving river, one that you white water raft in,  now picture the water resisting flowing around a rock ” well we’ve always flowed to the left and now this big rock is in the way and were just going to stop moving all together until we can go back left or until we’ve had some time to think about this more.” Can you imagine what rivers and oceans would look like if the water wasn’t in complete surrender, allowing course corrections constantly, we would have mountains of water, no tide to carry our boats.

When you realize something’s not working for you, it feels off, something hasn’t manifested yet, or your not having fun; learn from it, be willing to change, be willing to honestly look at why it hasn’t manifested … adjust, and try to allow yourself to surrender with the flow of life to head in a new direction. That’s the cool thing about divine surrender, you let the powerful current pull you away from swimming upstream, into a flow that has no struggle.

Very often we get stuck on a certain life lesson, or perhaps you feel like you’re making significant progress but not really headed in the direction of your highest and best life purpose. This is when the Universe tends to align a course correction on your path.

 Some examples of course correction:

 ” I have been afraid for years to go home because I only wanted to go back once I made it big as an actor, my career didn’t take off, and after years of fighting it, I am excitedly moving back home not caring what anyone says.”

” I only have wanted to focus on romantic love and now my highest sense of self is asking me to focus on connecting with it more. Love isn’t manifesting now, so reluctantly I need to focus on this piece with my soul first. I’m not excited totally about this course correction, but it is the experience I chose.”

” but I’ve lived here for 45 years, I hate where I live but I can’t afford to move, but I have been evicted due to the new freeway.”

Self imposed course corrections are much more fun and gentle than ones triggered Universally.
Have you ever felt that out of nowhere everything in your life came crashing down around you? Or maybe you’ve experienced like a hundred things in your life falling apart and falling away all at once? Or everything has come to a halt, forcing you to address one thing?

If you have, you’ve likely experienced a universal intervention to trigger course correction. Let me give you a hint, the Universe whispers repeatedly to course correct, so when the crashing comes, I bet you already knew it was a coming.

This type of course correction can be harsh, it may feel unjust, sudden, and may seem like a severe punishment. But if you can remember to step back, breathe, change your bubble and go with the divine river  flow, you may be able to see that the Universe is actually conspiring with you to create positive change, to get you back on track, to course correct you to the highest vibrational path.

Be willing to change, to change your expectations, your timing, and your course correction will be much less painful.

The lesson here is to pay attention, listen to the heart of your highest sense of self and to your intuition, and be willing to change.

Correct your course as you learn and grow, as you gather more information, and take the time to get out of the chaos of the mind of earth time, and into your heart to figure out what is really important for you to experience here at earth university. To experience What truly brings you authentic joy.
Ask your guides and angels for help aligning you with what will most serve you, ask the universe for support during these course corrections. Then stay open, observant and aware, and be willing to go with the flow.

Learn, grow, adapt, correct your course, and keep adjusting as you move forward and have fun! This is earth Ivy League after all, your already the best of the best, so don’t sweat these changes, just simply course correct.

2015 is going to move fast, allowing course corrections will help you tremendously this year to evolve and manifest all you desire with joy and ease!

The Christmas Truce by David G. Stratman

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments
It was December 25, 1914, only 5 months into World War I, German, British, and French soldiers, already sick and tired of the senseless killing, disobeyed their superiors and fraternized with “the enemy” along two-thirds of the Western Front (a crime punishable by death in times of war). German troops held Christmas trees up out of the trenches with signs, “Merry Christmas.”
“You no shoot, we no shoot.” Thousands of troops streamed across a no-man’s land strewn with rotting corpses. They sang Christmas carols, exchanged photographs of loved ones back home, shared rations, played football, even roasted some pigs. Soldiers embraced men they had been trying to kill a few short hours before. They agreed to warn each other if the top brass forced them to fire their weapons, and to aim high.

A shudder ran through the high command on either side. Here was disaster in the making: soldiers declaring their brotherhood with each other and refusing to fight. Generals on both sides declared this spontaneous peacemaking to be treasonous and subject to court martial. By March 1915 the fraternization movement had been eradicated and the killing machine put back in full operation. By the time of the armistice in 1918, fifteen million would be slaughtered.

Not many people have heard the story of the Christmas Truce. On Christmas Day, 1988, a story in the Boston Globe mentioned that a local FM radio host played “Christmas in the Trenches,” a ballad about the Christmas Truce, several times and was startled by the effect. The song became the most requested recording during the holidays in Boston on several FM stations. “Even more startling than the number of requests I get is the reaction to the ballad afterward by callers who hadn’t heard it before,” said the radio host. “They telephone me deeply moved, sometimes in tears, asking, ‘What the hell did I just hear?’

You can probably guess why the callers were in tears. The Christmas Truce story goes against most of what we have been taught about people. It gives us a glimpse of the world as we wish it could be and says, “This really happened once.” It reminds us of those thoughts we keep hidden away, out of range of the TV and newspaper stories that tell us how trivial and mean human life is. It is like hearing that our deepest wishes really are true: the world really could be different


The Story of the Drum – An Abenaki Legend

Posted by | Fireside | No Comments
It is said that when Creator was giving a place for all the spirits to dwell who would be taking part in the inhabitance of Mother Earth, there came a sound, a loud BOOM, from off in the distance.
As Creator listened, the sound kept coming closer and closer until it finally it was right in front of Creator. “Who are you?” asked Creator. “I am the spirit of the drum” was the reply. I have come here to ask you to allow me to take part in this wonderful thing.” “How will you take part?” Creator questioned.” I would like to accompany the singing of the people. When they sing from their hearts, I will to sing as though I was the heartbeat of Mother Earth. In that way, all creation will sing in harmony. “Creator granted the request, and from then on, the drum accompanied the people’s voices.
Throughout all of the indigenous peoples of the world, the drum is the center of all songs. It is the catalyst for the spirit of the songs to rise up to the Creator so that the prayers in those songs reach where they were meant to go. At all times, the sound of the drum brings completeness, awe, excitement, solemnity, strength, courage, and the fulfillment to the songs. It is Mother’s heartbeat giving her approval to those living upon her. It draws the eagle to it, who carries the message to Creator.It changes people’s lives!