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A New Awareness

12652703 - mayan calendarDecember 21, 2012 marked the last day of the Mayan calendar – the end-date of a 5125-year-long cycle. A new awareness was emerging. Four years ago this December, I wrote about the much talked-about fears of Dec. 21, 2012: some believed it to be a harbinger of a global catastrophe, if not the end of the world. But Mayan elders did not prophesy that everything would come to an end. Rather, they believed it to be a time of transition from one World Age into another; Dec. 21, 2012 would mark the beginning of a new era, the start of a time in which Earth and its inhabitants would undergo a positive physical or spiritual transformation. This extraordinary spiritual awakening or “consciousness shift” for planet earth and humanity called “The Great Shift,” had been prophesied for ages. It was all about change!

If there has been a slow awakening over the past four years since the end of Mayan calendar, it appears to have culminated in a rude awakening in the 2016 election. Where love and inclusivity were anticipated, hatred and separation came roaring in – not to replace but to challenge!

Those indigenous visionaries reminded us we always have choices. And we can choose to move through this particular time in our history with either resistance, acceptance or a combination of both. These choices will determine whether this transition will create lasting negative and harmful changes or promote gradual personal and global peace and tranquility. Many of us believe we can move toward peace and tranquility if we choose love and respect as our guides. And while I continue to hold this premise dear, I also recognize that, as humans, we inherently resist change.

Everything is both simpler than we can imagine, and more complicated that we can conceive. – Goethe

Attempts to let go of what no longer appears to serve us can trigger fears, reluctance, heightened emotions, tensions, and unease. What we see happening in our world around us gives pause, at the very least; I feel a pall over the typically joyful energy of this season of light. I hear fear and concern in people’s voices at holiday functions. There is a new awareness of the fragility of freedom and choice.


 I believe we have an opportunity to create a greater humanity, even when everything appears to indicate the opposite. Each of us must be vigilant about making daily choices through thoughts, actions, and behaviors that will contribute to a more positive world.

Feng Shui encourages us to set powerful, personal intentions and then trust we are in the right place at the right time and that events, no matter how difficult, are a part of our ongoing journey to self-discovery and balance. We can only start from within and then, with intentions for the highest good for ourselves and for mankind, proceed on the journey to which we are being called.

 The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wishing you the strength of action, gratitude, trust, reverence and love during this holiday season and in the months to come.


Creating Space for Love, Part 3

My Feng Shui Divas created space for love and I found myself newly energized! My home, which had nurtured and supported me as a single woman, was now supporting my intention to call in a partner. I had committed to the journey!

 “Every intention is a trigger for transformation.”  –Deepak Chopra

LuggageI continued to have regular weekly appointments with my acupuncturist and, of course, shared with her the intention that I set. In December she mentioned her husband worked with a wonderful man who was in the process of a divorce. Would I be interested in going out with him? Ah, my first test! An old tape immediately began playing in my head: “Don’t date anyone going through a divorce – too much baggage!” I told her, “No thank you!”

When I shared my conversation and response to my acupuncturist’s offer with my Feng Shui Love Divas, they advised me to reconsider, remain open, have fun and trust my instincts regarding whomever “shows up” in my life. I listened to their wise advice and, the following week, I told my acupuncturist I would be willing to go out with the man she had mentioned. “What is his name?” I asked. “Tom,” she replied. The Universe has a sense of humor!

DinningTom called me in January and invited me to dinner at a small French restaurant. He was courteous and the conversation was easy. After dinner, he asked if I would be interested in seeing where he worked. Tom’s workplace, a graphic design company, was a wonderfully creative space! The energy there was vibrant and he was filled with pride as he showed me around. I liked that Tom was enthusiastic about his job and the company. But later, when he asked if he could see me again, I told him I was very busy and wasn’t sure when I might be available. While I enjoyed our evening and found him to be a nice man, my conclusion at the end of our first date was there was absolutely no future with him!

 Mind you, I really was trying to be open to the opportunities for dating that came as a result of powerful intention setting, but I found myself more resistant than I had anticipated. However, over the next week, something interesting began happening. The more my friends asked me about him, and the more I denied any interest, a little voice inside began to speak louder and more clearly. It said, Pay attention! Don’t be so quick to dismiss this person in light of old, not well-defined ideas of who that ‘special’ someone might be.”

“Take a little time every day to notice the contents of your mind. This act of noticing, although very simple, is one of the most powerful steps to bringing about change. What you don’t see you cannot change.”  –Deepak Chopra

So several weeks later, I took the initiative and invited Tom to attend a class with me about the impact of color on energy. He eagerly accepted. Was it simply to go out on a date with me, or was it possible he was also open to alternative thinking? We went and I was pleased to notice he was as interested in the subject as I. It’s not that one’s partner needs to share the same interests, but, for me, it is essential that he be at least be supportive of my interests. And, of course, it works both ways.844

We continued to date casually over the next several months. I learned of his knowledge of wildflowers and birds and his expertise in Native American culture. While the old tapes in my head continued to tell me he was not “the one,” I noticed my body’s energy was relaxed and comfortable with him. In spite of my denial, I was gradually recognizing my delight when I was with him.

Then in April, we were invited to a birthday party my acupuncturist was having for her husband. Little did I know, when I awoke that morning of the party, my life was to be forever changed!