Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Happy Holidays!

Greetings to all!

I sit here waiting for the plumber to come.  Of course right before I am hosting a big dinner, something goes wrong! Thank goodness for him, though , as he is honest and knows what he is doing.

For those of you, like me, who need some sustenance during the holidays, please go to December of 2013 in the blog list.  You will find, "Honoring Christmas's Past",  " A Winter Meditation", and
"The Holidays" to help you through.  I just read them and they helped me out tremendously.  Remembering what the holidays are really about and offering healing to the world with these.

So, May your holidays be blessed with love, 

Namaste, Lia

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Healing

Greetings, it's been a long time. Hope everyone is doing well.

I have been in and out of a less than perfect state since the last post.

Recently, I was given this process to help me out and maybe it will help someone else, too.

So, Ground and center, taking a deep breath. Beginning with your feet chakras, unspool everything in those chakras.  Thoughts, actions, occurrences, anything from past or recent past that could be clogging up your energy.

It literally is like a spool of thread- pull all the thread off the spools and discard in a pile.

Now your knee chakras,  then your first chakra(base of your spine),
your second chakra in the belly,  your third chakra( solar plexus) and up to your heart chakra, chest area, throat, middle of forehead, and seventh chakra at the top of your head and above your head.

Don't forget your shoulder chakras,  elbows and hands.

Unspool everything until the chakra is empty, empty, empty, just the spool there with nothing wound around it.

If you like, take a look at all the gunk you unspooled in the huge pile over there.  Light it up, burning it all. 

See the cool fire burning all the way out of the earth's atmosphere and dissipating into space, to nothing.

Take a deep breath, and let clean, new air swirl into these energy centers in a further cleansing sweep.

Now go outside and lie down on the earth.

Start to bring earth energy into your feet, then knees, up to your first chakra, belly, solar plexus, heart area, throat and down your arms to your hands, then up into your head, ears, all the way to the top of your head.

Fill up all your chakras and everything in-between with lush, green, forest energy.  See the forest, violets growing under the towering trees filled with many leaves,the sunlight streaming through.

Smell the fragrance, the earth and new growth- potent, mysterious, and full of life. 

Open your body and your mind to life, to God's love.

And you are safe, safe on this Earth, in this body, in this mind, created by love.

You will live on into the near future.

You will trust the universe again. And love will find you, life will find you again, now.

Breathe, breathe in this gift, and feel a part of the earth beneath you.

Namaste, and healing to all-

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Feeling Normal

Wow- I just had an experience while swimming.  I could breathe the air, notice the blue of the sky, feel the softness of the water, and watch the sunlight sparkle. 

I am really in my body again and it feels good.

Hear the children play- what heaven, to be normal.

Took awhile-

Just to smell the fresh air, to move fast through the water- joy.

To really be alive, it seems, you must be fully present in your body.

Thank  Goddess, clarity is possible once  again.

At the place I swim, all these teenagers are running around in their bikinis and board shorts. They are in their bodies and having a good time doing it!

The mental thing- that's what gets us into trouble and pain-  screw that- I am going to feel like a kid again if I can.

Wishing you a beautiful day-

P.S. I promise, I am not going to run around in a bikini, though- it's been a one- piece for years!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Don't Try This!

Had the weirdest experience.  My doctor put me on some sleep meds- it is an "off-use" but can work for sleep.

Whoa- not fun. Worked a couple of times, then I had a sleep-walking incident and a couple of anxiety attacks.

That was enough. Now I am trying essential oils.

It was scary/crazy-making.  I talked to a few people who have had similar experiences.

So, beware the ideas others have for you. Use extreme caution in trying drugs. Thank Goddess I was only taking half of the lowest dose.

Thought someone might need to hear this-  Take care- Lia

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Sun Meditation

Breathe, and ground. 

Imagine it is a sunny, windy day and you decide to take a walk. The wind is kind of wild, coming in gusts and blowing your hair all around.

You see a bench up ahead, overlooking a meadow.

You sit and close your eyes, the wind sounding like the ocean as you feel  it passing through and around you.

It is warm on your wooden bench.  You are alone, and feeling very calm.

Lean your head back and let the sun enter your body.  It warms your forehead and face.  You can see the sun's light behind your eyes.

It seems this light can heal your body and all your energy bodies. 
Let the light heal your sixth chakra and your eyes, filling them with warmth all the way from the front to the back of your head.

Then the warmth beams on your throat and neck, healing and soothing your fifth chakra. Ahhhhhh.

The sun enters your chest and heart, the light expanding here into a soft radiance the goes out in all directions.  Be here awhile.  Breathe.

The sun beams into your solar plexus, strengthening your body here in your power chakra.

The sun lights up your belly, soaking into all internal organs here, saturating them with healing.  Take some time to feel this.

And finally your first chakra at the base of your spine, grounding you to Earth with the light of the sun, stabilizing you on your earth walk.

As you sit there, the sun heals all of your body and fills your energy up til it reaches  your seventh chakra.  The light of the sun beams directly into the top of your head.  The exchange of energy between you, the earth and the sun is strong, and joyful.

The sun's warmth melts away any imbalance.  The wind blows away any leftover debris you don't need.

You feel complete, warm and at peace.


At the horizon, you notice a sea of golden clouds.

Across the sea of light, your guide emerges.  Your guide reaches out and places a crown of light upon your head.  It lights up your whole being.

This crown of energy is personal to you.

It can provide healing on all levels, energy for your goals and other gifts only you can perceive.

Take some time, feel these gifts that are offered and be open to any messages you may receive-


And now your guide retreats- you bow in thanks.

Feeling the wind, the sun, the sound and glory of nature all around you,  say goodbye to the fields of cloud and sun, continuing on your journey healed and with an open heart on this day.

Namaste,  Lia

P.S.  I did go out for a walk and this is what happened. I meditated there on the bench. Then I went home and wrote the meditation,  typed it up and gave it to my class that night.  By that time, the slight sore throat I had was completely gone.

So, if you do this one as you sit in the sun, just make sure it is a cool day, not a heatwave! Blessings to you-

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Having a less than perfect day?

Did you ever have a bad day?  Sure you have and so have I.

A day where everything goes slightly askew or totally wrong.

A day where all your spiritual progress toward becoming a more compassionate person feels like it got wiped out, and will be forever.

Ahhh- take a deep breath.  Then forgive yourself.

We can blame it on the planets, or the barometric pressure.  Or, it could be our own energy or someone else's.

We are imperfect and we make mistakes.

I still wake up in the middle of the night remembering something from long ago.  Nooo! I can't believe I said that, did that, reacted that way, etc.

So if your bad day was today, examine the day, what happened.  Think what you would do differently, or how you could have shifted the situation.

Then accept your behaviour and move on.

In our meditation group, after a long and deep night, we all came out of the meditation and shared what we received. Astoundingly, in each her own way, we all got the same message, "You are forgiven."

Wow! Thank you God and Goddess and other people for this.

It really was profound and covers alot of ground. Now we need to really internalize this great gift we have received.

Tomorrow is another day to become a better  person, Joan Didion said this, I think, and I try to keep it in mind.

I suppose this feels like a "first world problem" but it still matters to those around us and to our own journey, and so ultimately to the world.  Being human is sometimes not so easy.

I was with my then four year old one day and the question came up ( it is amazing what four-year-olds will say and think about)  "Why are we here?"

She said, "I'm here to be with you."

If we could embrace the consciousness of all ages and expressions of life, we would be perfect.

But I agree with my four-year-old-  I am here to be with you- to create Love and Beauty and try to understand each other.

So, I send love to each of you and wish you many very good days.

Namaste,   Lia

P.S. Next time, a new meditation.  Also, I am thinking about streaming alot more meditations on my website or putting them up on itunes or something. Working on how to make the meditations more available.  I sometimes want to scroll back and do my earlier meditation blogs but find it a bit of a hassle, that's why I am thinking of putting them in book form, with a table of contents, or just recording more and streaming them.  So, I'll keep you posted! Lol!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Fading Friendships

I was thinking the other day about how some friendships just seem to end.  They just  kind of fade away without any big break-up.

I have experienced both sides of this many times.  It could be as simple as your kids now going to different schools.  The common ground that brought you together is no longer there.

Or, maybe you have completed your contract with them.  You can just feel it. 

I remember someone I once meditated with.  We were getting together less and less often.  Then I bought her some earrings.  When I gave them to her I knew in that moment we were done.  It was a parting gift that needed to be given and then we were complete.

It's OK- people change, life changes.

I know someone who seems to keep in contact with everyone she ever met since high school- she thrives on it and does so gracefully.

I confess, I can never seem to keep track of more than four or five people at a time plus family.

It is just the flow of life.  I think of the beautiful children's poem by Rose Fyleman, where the fairy releases all her purchases, like the mouse  "then she kissed its silken ears, thanked it, and let it go."

Letting people go, just blessing them, without any head trips- a good move, I think.

And if life brings you together again, that's a gift, too.


So, breathe, ground yourself, and center.  Bring in your own energy from above and fill your body with golden light all the way from your toes to the top of your head.

Breathe.  Notice any cords still lingering between you and this person.

If it feels right, gently dissolve what is left of these, watching them fall away into nothing.

Fill your aura now, repairing any rips or tears.  Fill with your own llight until your aura is healthy, elastic and strong, ready to go forth with new creativity and possibilities in the future. Who knows who will come into your life tomorrow?

Namaste,  Lia

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Meditations on the Heart

As we approach Valentine's Day, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a heart meditation.

I looked at quite a few in the archives and noticed how the heart chakra is, of course, always included and present in all the meditations.

In the year or so before receiving a pacemaker, I remember I felt as if I couldn't fully contact my heart chakra while meditating. I didn't know why, it just felt spacey and out of reach.

Near the end of that time, I  had to keep my eyes open and not " go in" with my students- I felt I was about to pass out, and I was,  I found out later, since my heart was stopping.

What does this mean?  I don't know.  I felt I was always coming from the heart, but like everyone, needed to open my heart more to be truly compassionate.

Lately, members of my family have had heart surgery, heart problems, heart attacks- aging, I guess and , yes, society's heart in general is under alot of stress!

We have all had our hearts broken in various ways and broken others' hearts, too, just by living- but we wouldn't give our lives up to avoid being wounded.

Every heart seeks love and communion.  The heart teaches us about relationship and joins our emotional and  spiritual selves to our physical selves.

So, I give you these thoughts on the heart, and this meditation and we will see if any insight or healing is there.

To begin, Breathe.

Let the air swirl in like a wave and circle, cleaning out each chakra.  Releasing old residue, cobwebs, thought forms hanging on from the past that you no longer need.  You don't have to know exactly what they are, just intend to release. Let go on the outbreath.

Take some time.

After this cleansing, open your 7th chakra at the top of your head and let Light pour in, flooding your body with light and new, clear energy.

Now, focus on your heart chakra.  Quiet yourself until you feel your heart beating.  Quiet, quiet, until you can almost feel the blood moving in your veins. Breathe.

This heart is yours.  It has been with you for a long time.

Picture yourself in your mother's womb.  Hear your heart beat and your mother's as you float and dream, getting ready to enter this world.  Hear the beat that connects you to this life.

Now, picture yourself in your crib, crying- how that heart is beating!

Feel yourself a little older, running through the grass with joy.  Feel the grass under your little bare feet.

Now you are a little older, taking test at school. Your heart is there beating with you as you think and concentrate.

This heart has been there all along.  It hold memories from everything you have experienced, from all the times in your life.

Now, let light from above flow through your heart. Let any cloudiness or dark spots in the area around your heart be dispersed, washed away by the purest, clearest light.  See the light flow from your heart through your arteries, opening them, clearing them.  See your heart as a healthy muscle, pumping the blood and healing light throughout your body, all chambers of the heart working perfectly.

See your life force energy flowing freely and joyfully.  Let it reach all the cells and organs of your body, purifying them and returning them to their full vitality.

Now, go deeper into your heart.  Find the place where your innocence exists.  The first place, where life came to you, and you joyfully reached out to it. Be there awhile.

Reach again now and hear the heart beat of All That Is.  Open to that feeling.  Let the light of a Higher Heart come and surround your heart.  Know that you are part of the plan, whatever that means to you.

Imagine living your life being aware of and in alignment with this Universal flow of energy.

Remember times in your life when you really felt in the flow of Divine Energy.

Is it possible something larger is directing your life along with your participation through choices you have made, insights that have come to you, or the people you have connected with and love?

Take some time, and be open to any answers you receive.


Breathe, and gently come back to your body. Become aware of where you are sitting, wiggle your fingers and toes.

Fill your lungs with life, align with your hopes and dreams, going forward with an open heart, a strong heart this day, ready for new adventures in relationship to your loved ones and the world.

Namaste- Lia

P.S.  After all this, I feel I am more in touch with my heart, that the heart center has been challenged and is more open.

I find myself remembering to "rise above it" more often in uncomfortable situations, or when I find myself judging myself or others too harshly.

I hope I continue to embrace life in general from this more heart-empowered space and follow my most recent instruction from my guides, which is "Use Joy as Fuel." 


Also, thank you to the cardiac team at Marin General Hospital for re-connecting me to my heart.  Wonderful people who do this work every day- Many blessings to them-