Conversations Françaises

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I launched a new service a few weeks ago: Conversations Françaises: For International Travelers, Multi-Culture Lovers and Global Style Seekers. I call it a service because it’s an offering from my business but it is really an opportunity for me to share my life and my energy and my Heart Royality in a fresh and fun way.

I created this unique experience in response to the questions I am so often asked from people who might speak a little (or a lot) of French and want to brush up on their conversational skills for an upcoming trip... This is also for all those who are interested in multiculturalism and having exchanges with a global flavor, all in French.

I love being multicultural and have always felt at ease in the midst of any culture. Because I am part European, Caribbean, West Africa, South American and more, I always feel a sense of relatedness with other people, wether we speak the same language or not. I have always loved languages and am fluent in French, Creole, English and Spanish, while I understand Portuguese, Hungarian, and a little Italian. My family’s religious heritage is Catholic and Jewish and I minored in Eastern Religions in college, and this adds to my embracing of all creeds and races.

This global perspective I was born into and have cultivated helps me see the world as a giant disco ball, with everyone shining their own unique fractal, where we reflect each other’s light. I see myself as a bridge between cultures and I believe that the sense of alienation I felt as a child with no real sense of “home” and the deep desire that ensued to find my “tribe” have molded me into who I am today. Someone who cares more about unity than separation and who values exchange across borders and heart connections beyond nationality.

Since I was teenager I collected fabrics from around the world. I was lucky to travel internationally with both my family and the fencing team I was on, and I always brought home as souvenirs textiles and indigenous body adornments. To this day, I dress in a way that is truly my own style and an expression of my diverse make-up. I love to design and sew clothing, for myself and others as well as sharing style and decor inspirations.

And so this is what Conversations Françaises is all about: an opportunity to sit together, eat some croissants and discuss all things francophone, style or joie de vivre, while deepening your knowledge of the French language. Bienvenue!

Rainbow Bubble Joy Power

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I got us some bubble wands and we’ve been blowing bubbles. It’s been so much fun!
Zahran says that bubbles represent pure innocence, they are untainted and untaintable. I agree.
Bubbles are magickal, they are light, they float up and away, they are free, impossible to catch.
They capture light, refract it and reflect rainbows. This photo is real, no filter applied.
I feel like blowing bubbles is breathing life into dreams and making them reality.
Bubbles look like angels, they bring us joy. They make me laugh and laugh and laugh.
And laughing makes me breathe.

And breathing makes me feel alive.

And feeling alive makes me aware of Love.
And being aware of Love makes it grow.

And when Love grows it seems like it is everywhere.
Literally.

Go get yourself some bubble making joy power!

What Do I Need, Now?

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This  morning I received, during my meditation, the guidance to ask my Heart about the current status of my personal needs. 

It is easy to lose sight of what's essential for ourselves and get carried away in the current of our to-do list, others's expectations and  everyday life demands. And then, before we know it, we are living a life that doesn't have much in common with our Heart's Desire. As we unconsciously disconnect from what is truly important for our wellbeing, we are no longer living our Heart Royality, no longer on track with our purpose. 

I created years ago a tool to help me check in and realign with my Heart Star, the guiding energy of my life. This tool is a simple list of 12 items grouped in four main areas that represent our daily and Big Picture lives. I have used this list in many ways: to assess where I  spend my time/energy/ressources, to map out a vision at the beginning of the year or, as I did today, to evaluate my current personal needs.

A need is something that is necessary to us, the absence of which representing a significant lack. When it comes to our own needs, it is crucial that we be aware of what they are, how they might have change. We are dynamic beings, ever evolving and transforming, with requirements for every aspect of our wellbeing that also reshape over time. The more we pay attention to the energetics of our life experience, the less we are subject to being suddenly woken up by circumstances, being made conscious of something that requires our attention, a process that can be painful. 

When our needs are not acknowledged, when we do not spend time looking at our lives and our desires, those unexpressed energies sometimes have no choice but to surface through our shadow. Which means that we will seek to satisfy them in ways that might be destructive, causing sabotage, tensions or disruption in our relationships. People close to us might become scapegoats and act out those aspects of ourselves we are denying. There is no escaping energy, it will find a way to get our attention.

Best to be proactive, to invite in all aspects of ourselves to the table and have an open conversation.  By regularly tuning in and taking an inventory of our present state of being, we have the option to discover new information about ourselves, course-correct our choices and keep steering our life in the direction of of our highest good. 

And so as I sat my backyard bathing in the rising sun this morning, I got my markers out and created this new version of my helpful list, titling it What I Need, Now. My Heart rejoiced at the opportunity to be heard and promptly shared insights, some new, others recurring themes. I took notes, connected dots and noticed emerging patterns. I found out that I am currently being guided to connect with others, make new friends, widen my horizons. I also have a need to open up containers of time to explore my creative expression more freely, independent of ongoing projects. The need to travel and discover new natural vistas became very clear, as well as some more personal gentle demands from my soul.

As a result of this introspective exercise, I feel clearer, able to define and take actions steps that will satisfy the personal needs that were revealed too me today. This is something I plan on doing again soon, probably scheduling it in my planner for every season. I need to know my needs so I can decide how I will meet them and who I can ask for help in doing so. This is an essential element of the Heart Royality Lifestyle, where I give my Heart the wheel and enjoy the ride.

If you are interested in engaging your Heart into a similar process, you can create assist similar to mine. You will be able to refer to it every time you want to look at the Big Picture of your life to tune in, fine tune your relationship with yourself and upgrade to a higher frequency of Heart Royality. You will notice on the image that there is an arrow drawn, at the end of my list: it a focus point to sum up the guidance you received and condense the message into a few words, easy to remember, a personal mantra of sort.

Enjoy your clarifying process!

Hacking the Cruise: From Mainstream Travel to Conscious Journey

The author, in the port of call of Cozumel, Mexico.

The author, in the port of call of Cozumel, Mexico.

I came home a few weeks ago from my first cruise. Well, that’s not counting the one I took as a kid with my family, many years ago. I’ve flown to many locales around the world and I love road tripping, but traveling on a huge ship was an experience that hit many firsts for me. What I least anticipated and most threw me out of my comfort zone was the clash between the mainstream cruising culture and my yoga-conscious-healthy lifestyle

My sister, Marie-France, is a veteran cruiser and she took charge of organizing this family reunion trip which brought us together from 3 corners of the world: Marie-France and her twin 19-year olds flew in from Sydney, Australia, our parents joined us from Guadeloupe, French West Indies, while my 16-year old son and I traveled from Santa Barbara, California. We all met up in Fort Lauderdale to board the ship and discover Central America on an 11-night cruise. 

I had dreamed of unending turquoise ocean views, exotic landscapes and latin rhythms but totally overlooked the reality that my daily habits wouldn’t seamlessly translate to life on a commercial floating resort. As soon as I set foot onboard and the realization set though, I went into solution-finding mode and got creative working with what I had. I ended up having a fantastic adventure, spending quality time with my family while enjoying much discovery!

If you, like me, are on the conscious/yoga/green juice lifestyle spectrum, here are some tips to “green up” your cruise and flavor a normally mainstream experience with a sprinkling of awareness.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

For the duration of the cruise, the ship becomes your home away from home, but even though you are living on water, you can stay connected to the earth and grounded into cosmic rhythms by choosing an ocean-view stateroom. Being able to awaken every day and see sunlight is essential for the body to know it's daytime. Getting jolted out of dreams by a blaring alarm in a pitch-dark room buried in the bowels of the ship, and not seeing daylight until you walk up to deck, is not fun on a long cruise. Trust me on that one.

While on the water, you’ll have the luxury of being able to see the sun both rise and set, something that you might not get to enjoy at home. So get up early and walk to the side of the boat facing east. Glorious. And while you’re at it, look up at night to the full moon and bask in the stars glow at new moon. 

MIND

If you’re new to cruising you might be surprised the first couple of days by the fact that there are people everywhere, all the time. And these folks are here to have fun. So there is music everywhere too. If this is your scene, grab yourself a margarita, jump right into the (shallow) pool and join the party. If you prefer to have a more mellow time, know that there are places on the ship conducive to chilling out, reading a good book or napping in a hammock. These relaxation areas are usually on the upper deck, at the stern or bow of the ship.

 If you prefer to be indoors, head to the library or, as on our cruise ship, to a ”hideaway” spot with comfy sofas and dim lighting. Remember to pack earplugs, those can come in handy if you want to hang around the pool while lost in your inner world.

A wonderful way to connect with your self in the midst of a sea adventure is by paying attention to the sound of the waves splashing against the sides of the vessel, aligning your breath with that rhythm, and sinking and into a wonderful ocean-guided meditation.

BODY

You’ve heard it right. There is a baffling abundance of food offered on cruise ships, with up to 30% of it getting thrown to the sharks every 4 hours, as my son found out during an organized behind-the-scene tour of the galley (the ship’s kitchen). Not exactly sustainable. And usually not really the healthiest of offerings either, if you stick to the cafes and restaurants included with your stateroom of choice. I decided to buy a “spa drink” package. If there is such an option on your cruise, it is a great way to supplement your nutrition if you’re used to daily fresh juices and smoothies in your land life. You’ll then have access to an unlimited supply of those, as well as mineral water. I hear tap water is recycled onboard… While you’re at it, pack your reusable water bottle to fill at that bottled water well and carry it with you while on shore excursions. Bringing a reusable straw is another conscious choice to make.

If you’re interested in keeping up with the superfoods that are part of your morning routine, I suggest measuring out a supply for the duration of your trip and mixing your regular smoothie ingredients into ziplock bags. Pack also a smoothie container to drink from or a hydro flask bottle. Every morning, you’ll have the option to pour into the container the right amount of mix for your smoothie, bringing it up to the spa drink counter and kindly asking the server to blend in your liquid of choice (bottled water, almond milk, you can even incorporate hemp seeds into your mix) as well as fresh fruit. Another idea is to bring onboard a small personal blender. And voila, you are ready to start the day charged up instead of loaded down with pastries and coffee.

If this is your first cruise, the substantial quantity of food on offer at each meal, and 24/7, can become a great temptation! Do not bite the bait and follow your fellow cruisers on multiple refill trips to the cafe counters, attempting to try out all the maddening options! You can keep it healthy by focusing on serving yourself “tasting portions” and filling up first with fresh fruits (they digest faster and will ferment, causing digestive issues, if eaten later in the meal) and then with raw salads for fiber bulk.

Taking good care of your body and maintaining some healthy habits are important on a cruise where germs tend to spread faster in a contained environment. You will notice onboard the prevalence of hand sanitizer. Pick up your own organic natural version from the health food store before traveling, and while you’re there also get some reef-friendly sunscreen

In the event that you pick up a little cold inspite of being diligent with hygiene, I strongly recommend having natural remedies at your disposal in case of such a circumstance. I had brought along ginger tea bags, Umcka Cold Care, Chaga mushroom extract, Vitamin C packets, as well the Australian Bush Flower Essences Purifying blend and got over my indisposition within a couple of days. Make sure you pack all the natural medicine you take at home. I brought along the other ABFE blends that are always in my toiletry kit: Emergency, Calm and Clear, Space Clearing and of course, Travel Essence. I never travel without these life saving essentials.

You might have a gym routine back home, take regular yoga classes or enjoy a personal practice every morning. Keep moving your body while cruising! Forgo waiting for the elevator and hit the stairswalk laps around the upper decks and make good use of the ship gym, especially during at-sea days. There will be spin, pilates or yoga classes, sometimes for a fee. Attend these or work out on the treadmill and exercisers. The main thing is to keep your energy flowing, your whole being oxygenated and stretched, and your brain supplied with fresh blood to thoroughly enjoy your ocean adventure! You might even want to take advantage of having free time and book a session with a personal trainer or get a fitness evaluation.

HEART 

You might be traveling with a companion, a group of friends or solo. Whatever your predicament, a cruise is a wonderful time to connect with fellow humans, heart-to-heart! Strike up conversations at the communal cafe table, greet your stateroom neighbors, and get to know the crew, this small army of people running the ship like the most efficient floating city! Your stateroom butler is an invaluable aid whom you’ll come to appreciate. Finding your room tidied up and your bathroom cleaned twice a day adds much quality to life in cramped quarters. Find out what their name is, where they’re from and a little bit of their personal story. You’ll be surprised at the long list of countries they have most likely traveled to, as well as at the diversity of the nationalities within the crew. Our own ship had personnel hailing from 17 countries, some speaking with accents I couldn’t readily identify. 

A fun way to meet new friends on sea days is by engaging in the plethora of organized activities and game opportunities. Play pingpong or basketball, sign up for a paper plane flying contest or show up for the daily group trivia. There is also a game room where you can find your match in chess, scrabble, checkers, card games, etc. If you’re traveling with children or teens, they’ll love spending time in supervised “clubs” designated for their age group.

Being on water, away from home, is the perfect time for a digital detox. So forgo the pricy “wifi package,” set your phone on airplane-mode and explore your creativity. Observe nature, take photos of the local wildlife. Bring along needlework, a small watercolor kit, your favorite crossword puzzles. And of course books. Depending on the nature of your cruise, educational presentations will be offered, as well as art shows, cooking demonstrations and dance classes.

Music, as I’ve stated, is everywhere on a cruise ship, so you’re in for a treat if your enjoy live performances. You can attend these while relaxing by the pool, in classy lounges, or in the grand foyer. Dance the night away or attend a world class show in the theater every evening, there is something for everyone and much stimulation for the creative senses!

OFF THE SHIP DISCOVERY: PORTS OF CALL

The whole point of going on a cruise is getting off the ship and discovering new worlds. New vistas, new cultures, new faces, new music, new everything. Make the most of this enriching opportunity by being conscious of the choices you make in terms of what activities you decide to engage in, the mode of transportation you pick or how you choose to spend your American dollars.  Once you step off the gangway onto foreign soil, you regain some of the power you gave away to the all-encompassing ship authority that organized everything for you, and you can now go where and do what you please. Choose wisely

The cruise company will offer many options of organized tours where you and your fellow cruisers will get chartered in a big air-conditioned bus to a duty-free shopping mall, followed by a dance show by natives and ending with a whole-body roast on a white sand beach with all the appointments of a standard resort, including the unavoidable margarita. 

While this may appear as the safe and relaxing choice that it is, you have other options that will deliver much more meaningful and authentic experiences of the country you are visiting for a few short hours. So step out of your comfort zone and hire out one of the local taxi drivers who will be lining up at your descend from the ship. A good idea is to join with a few others and hop onto a minibus. Negotiate the day rate and the itinerary of your excursion. Make sure to be shown the less touristy areas or those points of special interest to you. A lot of the drivers speak english and will share less-known information about the daily life and economy of the area

Ask to stop and eat lunch in a favorite spot of the locals. My recommendation is to only drink from the portable bottle you will have refilled onboard the ship. Ask to be shown both the urban environment and some of the nature and wildlife, whenever possible. Remember to only collect photos, no shells or rocks. Remember to be mindful of local cultural or religious customs. Depending on your port of call, public transportation might be a safe, cheap and eye-opening alternative. Investigate your options before traveling.

Finally, be really mindful of what you buy. American dollars can bring much support to the local economy, so choose to spend your cash directly with the people who will drive you around, serve you food or create handmade crafts. Shopping at local artisans’ stands will guarantee you’re acquiring a creative expression of the native culture and an energetic connection to a local artist other than some made-in-china plastic souvenir stamped with the name of the country you’re visiting. Again, do your research and stay away from banned items, such as cultural artifacts. Pack a lightweight tote bag to bypass plastic shopping bags.

BRING HOME A NEW YOU

Going on a cruise is a wonderful way to leave behind your daily routines and concerns and adventure into a new universe, both in the world and within your inner being. Chances are you will return transformed in ways you didnt expect. Your eyes will have embraced new sights and your heart will have experienced new feelings. Keeping in touch with your soul, journaling and paying attention to the little things will contribute to making your cruising journey a more conscious one. You will bring home memories that will keep on feeding your psyche and enriching your creativity, along with a treasure trove of stories to share that will offer insights into discoveries spanning several dimensions. Enjoy every moment, one breath and one heart beat at a time!

Talismans, Wearable Reminders of Your Inner Power

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I have been creating power jewelry since I was a teenager. I would collect shells on the beaches of the island I grew up on, string them together and feel, when I wore my new necklace, that I carried with me the energy of the ocean.

I collected books about sacred objects and amulets long before I begun studying Energy, and as far as I can remember I have always had a special bracelet or necklace, at every period of my life, which I’d wear until it fell apart. Even today, I never leave my home without putting on the “right” piece that fits the frequency I am aligned with in the moment, and that helps me stay connected to the power that dwells within me, reminding me that my Heart is my Source, the well where I fill up with the all wisdom I need. 

A talisman, by definition is an object that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck. Any object can become a talisman, if created with a sacred energy and imbued with the intention that the wearer/owner will benefit from associating with the object.

Each power piece that I create, I infuse with the energy of The Highest Good For All. This frequency is high, pure and absolutely benevolent. What is Good for All is Good for One, and by making this my focus I access the realm of Unity Consciousness and transmit that vibration through the talisman.

Once the person who is meant to wear it acquires a talisman I created, they can choose to have me set in it a particular personal intention. This will bring the gift of the talisman from the general to the specific, and it now becomes a tool of great precision in creating the Reality of one’s Sovereign Heart, their Heart Royality. 

When you put on a talisman that has been consecrated with an energy emanating from your own Heart, it serves as a powerful reminder to live in integrity with your Soul. Every time you touch it, you remember, course-correct and realign with your Heart Royality. With time, you become less influenceable by the opinions, moods, or wants of others, and much more deeply attuned to your own desires, dreams and guidance.

I create new collections of talismans whenever I feel guided to do so, usually once every season. I also put together power pieces for commissions, which can be jewelry or works of art. Focused Energy will take over anything it is pointed towards. It is therefore very important that the energy of the jewelry you wear be clear, clean and high vibrational.

Become conscious of the frequency of your Heart, wear objects aligned with that vibration and experience life as a manifestation of your inner Truth, your Heart Royality!

New Moon + Sun in Scorpio, November 7 @ 8:01am PT

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The Cosmic Flow

New Moon + Sun in Scorpio, November 7 @ 8:01am PT

As we ground into the Earth, anchor into our Heart and breathe in the silence of the Stars, we are connecting with the Cosmic Flow and opening up to receive essential energetics. This transmission is encoded with the information we need to steer our choices in the direction of our Highest Good in this Now.

This most powerful, magical, new moon reveals to us the depth of our psyche, dredging up the layers of silts accumulated on the ocean floor of our unconscious, to be sifted through, exposed and composted. This is a time of deep transformation offering the potential to open us up into a new dimension of our beingness, if we are willing and able to look at what is now rising to the surface of our awareness, however uncomfortable the experience might be.

What is required of us is simple, profound and, most likely, ego-distablising. As always, we have a choice, as Life is patient and will find its way into our reality. The issue here being personal Power, it is however to our advantage to be proactive and invite in the change already underfoot, by being an engaged participant in the alchemical process currently taking place.

This is meant to be an adventure, meaning that it is ok to feel like we do not know what’s coming next. Keep it simple. Keep it grounded in the moment. Keep it close to your heart by remaining focused on your own personal experience, as every person is observing the out-picturing of reality that best suits their growth.

Going on an adventure requires abandoning the need for a map and trusting that we will be guided, one breath at a time, in the direction of our Highest Good. When stepping blinding in such a fashion, it is best to turn on our inner light, to pay attention to signs and symbols, to look up often at the stars in the night sky and to listen intently for the clues we need. Spend time alone, in nature, at the foot of tree, in the company of birds. Unlikely messengers sometimes drop lyrics, hints, invitations or warnings. Be prepared to take notes. Be prepared to be surprised. Be prepared to be taken on a road you didn’t know existed.

Enjoy the journey of discovering a yet unchartered territory of your reality. Be bold, be brave and believe that the Mystery will deliver you to an inner treasure. This spiritual voyage into expanding our personal power is paved with joy, creativity and heart connection… seek easy and grace, delight in beauty, give thanks for the bounty and rejoice in having the ability to create your Life, one conscious choice at a time!

An Allegory of Life

A poetic accompaniment to this edition of the Cosmic Flow

Life as a creative process embodied. 

Life as the physical experience of frequencies, distorted, amplified, transmitted, always in the hope of connection across cosmic tundras. 

Life as the repeated risk taken again and again, blindly searching for an escape route out of the madness. 

Life as the summoning of astral forces to straighten bent-over hearts rendered deaf by over-exposure to broken records. 

Life as the slamming of doors, the burning of bridges, the slinging of terminational proclamations and the drowning of anchors. 

Life as the recognition of resonance, the acceptance of presence, the voicing of the unspeakable. 

Life as the partaking of stories, the making of promises, the holding of confidences. 

Life as the abandoning of fake safety, the teetering on the edge of the cliff, the searing sensation of shattered dreams shards cutting through the veil of self-imposed illusion. 

Life as the holding of hands across distance, the invocation of unseen support, the trusting of the earth as immense container. 

Life as a flowing golden river, as waves of strengthening reminders and new words to build new worlds. 

Life. Unfolding. Sending out cosmic ripples. Asking nothing but to be received. Openly. Fully. 

And then Life, delivering the unimaginable. Straight from the realm of the gods, handing over one’s own spirit, gilded in truth, steeped in joy, adorned with jewels excavated from the depths only reachable by those desperate to take just one more breath.

Full Moon in Taurus + Sun in Scorpio, October 24 @ 9:45am PT

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The Cosmic Flow

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As we ground into the Earth, anchor into our Heart and breathe in the silence of the Stars, we are connecting with the Cosmic Flow and opening up to receive essential energetics. This transmission is encoded with the information we need to steer our choices in the direction of our Highest Good in this Now.

This October Full Moon is illuminating the always-available support of Nature to assist us in feeling our heightened emotions and learning how best to be present with what is surfacing from the depths of our beingness. We are being guided to walk or sit outdoors in quiet contemplation, breathing in the peace from our deep core.

What will be revealed to us is where we are being invited to step onto the path of the Unknown, and how to embrace unexpected turn of events that may show up in our experience. The key is to trust the wisdom of Life and Divine Timing. This is best done by focusing on one breath at a time. 

Our intuition points the way and our imagination helps ground emotions when we choose to engage our creativity. This is a good time to journal, garden, dance or simply play. Stay light on your feet by keeping the energies moving and taking inspired action. By remaining in the flow, we can be flexible and allow ourselves into the new chapter opening for our lives, however unconventional new circumstances may appear.

The personal questions that will help us move on from the phase we are completing and into a different reality pertain to our core values and desires.

Ask yourself, preferably in writing: What do I truly want? What do I value? What do I deeply need? What does my heart desire right now?

Delve into these in the contexts of your body, your mind, your heart, your work, your relationships, your resources and your environment.

As you dive into this self-inquiry, you may become aware of the manners in which you have been standing in the way of these requisites being fulfilled, how you might have pushed too hard or attempted to control certain outcomes. These realizations may fuel fresh choices, grounded in surrendering to your Highest Good, into a knowingness that Life is truly benevolent and that the Mystery is a force that works in your favor.

Beyond clarifying our values, this lunation brings us the potential for financial expansion as well as mental breakthroughs. The more we can slow our pace down and take stock of our current blessings, the more stable we will feel while we become conscious of our self-worth as the solid foundation for the transformation we are being ushered into.

Be patient with your beautiful self! Be kind and loving, treat your being as you would a blooming flower, precious and delicate, being simply brought into openness by nature,without any doing on its part. Trust and blossom! 

Equinox, Crystals and Heart Royality

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A couple of days ago I was guided to clean up the crystal beings who live in my garden, in preparation for the upcoming Autumn Equinox (September 22), a pivotal astrological day to connect heart-to-heart with the Earth. As I was washing the quartz crystal in the photo, I noticed for the first time the rainbow that emanates from its center. I decide to bring it inside and keep it on my night stand. That evening it asked to be applied to my third eye. I have done so a few times since and have been having amazing experiences of clarity and full spectrum visioning!

The two huge rose quartz crystals in the background came into my life a decade ago in a most synchronistic way. They had been part of a larger rock that for years had traveled to many Native American ceremonies and was charged up with powerful heart healing energy. I was told that the crystal had recently asked to be broken up and shared. I received these two big chunks as well as many smaller ones that I gifted to my friends and clients. 

These pink beings have been instrumental in helping me develop a wonderfully strong relationship with my own heart. This connection has led over the years to the establishing of a through-line of communication along which inspired information is delivered from my Soul to my Head, via my Heart. This trusted exchange is now an everyday practice in my life and the foundation for all my choices- this is how I know the way to go in my daily affairs, the path to travel that is aligned with my personal Highest Good.

This way of living is what I now call my Heart Royality. It is the clear recognition that my Heart is the sovereign leader of my life and that, in the listening to its step-by-step guidance, the manifested reality that I experience unfolds.

Heart Royalty + Reality = Heart Royality ♥️👑 

We Came, We Laughed, We Hand-Printed Gorgeous Textiles!

A group of women ready to express themselves creatively gathered on Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Studio One Eleven, in the heart of the Santa Barbara, Ca Funk Zone.

Here's a 2mn slideshow of the workshop. Enjoy!

I had been prepping up for this workshop for several weeks and the morning of, the elevated energy was palpable as each student walked in... and also quite audible as Krishna Das was belting out his devotion to the God of Love :) I led everyone through a short inner journey of connecting with their personal heart essence, as we united into the One Heart of our focused intention to make Beauty and have fun together.

And that is just what we did! The atmosphere was joyous and a real sense of community prevailed as the ladies exchanged inspiration and the found objects we were using to hand print on fabrics. Some created scarves, others wall hangings, skirts and curtains. All dove straight into the creative process, guided by their heart and flowing with the curiosity of discovering what would appear on the fabric. We had decided to let go of any attachment to outcome and to allow ourselves to receive the guidance of our muse, from moment to moment.

The result was simply beautiful! Each student created 2-3 pieces, each different, and all very harmonious to the eye. The patterns were diverse and revealed the unique expression of each personality. At the beginning of the workshop, I had briefly spoken about Sacred Geometry, pointing to the poster that I had drawn of the basic shapes of nature, and some of the ladies drew inspiration from it, creating spirals, and Vesica Piscis.

I am delighted at both the finished pieces and the wonderful time we had together. I am receiving  very positive and happy feedback about the event, and so the next one is already in the works. Stay tuned and sign up for email updates to be informed first!

The Third Option

This is going to be quick. Because it is true. And therefore simple. And then of course, beautiful. Of the type of higher realm beauty that is seen with the Eye of the Heart. This truth is universal but only accessible by the mind that is ready to move beyond ordinary thinking and open up to divine intelligence.

There it is. Expressed it in a variety of ways, all meaning the same thing:

There is This or That. And there is This-And-That.

There is Duality, and there is Trinity.

There is Male and Female, and there is Wholeness.

There is Father and Mother, and there is The Child.

There is Right and Wrong, and there is Truth.

There is Oppositional Polarity and there is Unity.

There is Thesis and Antithesis, and there is Synthesis.

There is the Father and the Son, and there is the Holy Spirit.

There is You and Me and there is We.

There is Human or Divine, and there is The New Human. 

There is Head or Heart, and there is Living from the Heart.

 

That’s it. I am simply stating a fact. For those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

This Truth of The Third exists right now on 5D Earth.

Where minds are no longer at war but come together to birth soulutions.

Where Head and Heart are no longer in oppositional conflict but work together, the Head having realized the wise intelligence of the Heart and the Heart lovingly guiding the Head into doing what it does so marvelously well: think things through.

Many on Earth are living this truth today. Many more are accessing it everyday. Many many more will join in very soon, and begin living from their Heart, beyond the illusion of duality.

I call this way of living, Heart Magick, and I call forth those who know themselves as architect of the New Earth, constructing the new paradigm with their higher, heart-powered thinking. Together we form the Heart Magick Tribe. Together, as One, hearts forward, we are creating a brand new reality, grounded in Unity. And in Love, Joy, Creativity, Health, Abundance, and above all, in Peace.

The simple intention of inviting in the energy of The Third opens up a passageway for Grace/Love/Divine/Magick to come through, that Force that helps us rise above our conflicted humanity and resolve seemingly impossible issues by accessing the frequency of Miracles.

My son, now thirteen, used to say when he was about 5 and learning about geometry, that the Triangle is the strongest shape, because each side both leans upon and supports the other two. He would also call our family unit, The Trio Tribe. He would share memories of being an angel flying over the Egyptian pyramids. In the innocence of his early time on earth, still very connected to the realm he had come from, he was able to clearly see and expressed divine truth.

We are all tethered to the realm of the soul, and as we cultivate our relationship with our Heart and practice the art of presence, we embody our unique truth and bring forth a new energy into the world.

My greatest joy these days is to connect with those who make this way of living their focus. Thank you reading this, and for being a part of the Heart Magick Tribe. For shining your bright light. For daring to Be, no longer this or that, but All of You. Here and Now.

I Named My Heart Magick Bijoux After 18 Caribbean Islands

I just finished naming the 18 Heart Magick Bijoux that will be debuting in my new online boutique next week.

Each one is an original, one-of-kind, named after an island from the Lesser Antilles that I have visited.

This process has been very meaningful to my heart, and grounding too. I remembered how deeply I love the Caribbean, each island a world onto itself, with all these nations connected as one in spite of their different cultures and languages. 

I can feel how this influenced me as a little girl growing up in Guadeloupe, knowing that I had neighbors in islands I could see from my own home who didn't speak French but whom I still considered as relatives. We swam in the same turquoise sea and our ancestors had a shared recent history of oppression by Western Europeans. We also had in common a search for our true identity, grounded in our common heritage and rising into wildly creative individual expression.

From a purely artistic point of view, looking at the covers of a couple of books I flipped through to feel the Caribbean vibe before naming the pieces, I was powerfully reminded of how deeply I love the colors green and blue, in all their hues, together. Island and Ocean, forever present in my psyche, painting my inner landscape and coloring my creative choices.

The very first jewelry I created decades ago was when I lived in Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies, and it brings me great joy to pay homage to that magickal place on earth.