I, Dreammaker

What is love, anyway? – 5

June 22, 2021


I make my life. I am the one who creates the thoughts, and the feelings, and the words, and the actions that add up to life. I am the one who knew long ago that I would bring to life newness and the shape of my own uniqueness. I am the one who changes the world — because I am the one who dreams.

I am everything I have ever dreamed of being. I dreamed it all, and so it is all me. I am the one who changes the world into the shapes, and the colors, and the music, and the brightness of my dreams for me.

I am the one who makes dreams come true. I am the one who came to this lifetime to be different from who I ever was before. I am the one whom the world has never seen, and now here I am, able to take the first step and the second and the hundredth to become the bright and shining me who lights up the world and loves being alive.

I did not come here to hide, or pretend, or look like everyone else. I came to create a new world, one that will make me smile and laugh and be delighted to be me.

I, the dreammaker, am changing history, changing the Universe, changing Isness to look like me. I, the dreammaker, am making every choice I can in order to be everything I love and admire and am happy to offer to others.

I, Dreammaker, bring sweetness and powerfulness and fun and laughter to light the world. And in living what I dream I am, I give others hope that they too can live their dream.

I, Dreammaker, love me for being my truth and thus showing others that they can be their truth. And when we are all living our truth, and loving who we are, we hear the words in birdsong and the love in every human word.

I, Dreammaker, bring the magic. I am the magic. I create life that has never existed before. I become the frequency of joy. I become the frequency of Love.


The Me I Am

What is love, anyway? – 4

May 22, 2021


We’re all wearing our magical flying outfits, right?  Okay, let’s continue.

In order to love anyone or anything, we love ourselves first — because in order to pour something from the cup to give to others we must have something in the cup to pour.  To give love, we must first be love.

Me comes first, and then everything else becomes possible.  We tend our own garden, plant beautiful ideas and feelings about ourselves, weed out the negative, limiting ideas we have about ourselves, none of which is real or true because it’s all Earthly, Third Dimensional insults and limiting beliefs.  (Earth is, remember, a school, a place to learn who we are, a place where we shape our ability to actually understand who we truly are, and a place to choose who we want to be..  Having pulled and discarded the weeds in our patterns of belief about ourselves — we can then replace the weeds with a clear, clean, colorful, blossoming garden rich in love for the me, in other words the joy of being, which we can then share with others.

Today’s playground, kids, is designed to show us what we truly are — past the hairstyle, the trim or untrim body, the job, the taxes, the rent, the grocery list, the rudeness of strangers and family, the sweetness of birdsong, the lovely depths of the beloved’s eyes.

All of that is the adventure we’re having in the Third Dimension, on Earth, sojourning for a while as a human.  We are not human.  We are sojourning as humans — in order to expand and become more than we were when we came here to Earth.  To become more.  To expand.  To get to the point at which the body and the rent and the rudenesses are basically irrelevant, because they are not the essence of what we are.

Okay, then what is “me”?  “Me” is the physical manifestation of the aspect of All, that is playing this game.  Eh??  “Me” is the Universe walking around on my feet.

That’s really really important, so let’s say that again.  “Me” is the physical manifestation of the aspect of All, that is playing this game.  So I, Lora, am the Lora aspect of All.  Try that on for size.  The your name here aspect of All.  Think of All as a hologram.  Remove you and there is no anything.  Hmmm, have you ever realized how critical and integral you are to All That Is?  Without your name here, there is no All.  You matter absolutely, unconditionally, eternally. Without you there can be no hologram.  Wow…

That’s why we say that we are spiritual beings, in other words energy, spirit, expressing as vibration, identifiable as frequency.  The Lora frequency, and the your name here frequency.

That’s our true, eternal identity.  Energy.  “Me” is a vibrational frequency.

Knowing what I really am is the foundation of being able to love myself.

This is the way animals and birds see us, and plants and trees and stones.  This is the way they all see each other.  This is the way non-physical beings, like Angels, see us and each other and everything that is, like planets and the space between planets.

This is why you know that someone you’ve just met is, or is not, good for you — energy communicates with energy, theirs with yours, and yours with theirs.  This is what falling in love, or in fear, at first sight is all about, energy communicating with energy.  Energy, the reality, the essence of everything.

So let’s see ourselves as the Universe sees us, as Source, All, Creation, God, Isness, Consciousness, sees us.  How our Guides and Angels, our Higher Self, our ancestors and pets who have left us, see us.  Play the game below and choose to be what feels wonderful to you.  In the moments of your life, remember that you  are so much more than the expression on your face or the tone of your voice.  You are an aspect of All That Is, the unique and magnificent vibrational frequency that is you.  And you get to choose, in every moment, what you “look” like, what you are being…



Flowing with a new idea.


Happily slow-dancing.  Reading.  Gazing at the Moon.  Making love slowly.


Getting angry at my computer.




Feeling, and receiving, compassion, love, gratitude, kindness, appreciation, peace.  Feeling courageous.  Remembering and enjoying something I really love about me or someone else.


Letting what other people say and do pollute my joy and peace.  Ditto traffic, weather, prices, waiting in long lines, noise, getting impatient about how others drive.  Getting sick.   Sadness.  Feeling sorry for myself, blah blah blah…


Choosing to stop my hurt or anger or fear, to bring myself back to my state of joy and peace.


Having a fabulous breakthrough idea.  Suddenly understanding something hugely important.  Suddenly seeing a new future.  Making love.  Playing.


Living life being happy me.


The me my cats and plants like best.


Tune in next time when we see how to reconcile our spiritual presence in the world with our physical presence in the world, how to integrate these realities into one whole being, the me who can love me, the me who does love me, the me who understands why I am the way I am.  The me who loves.  The me who is love.  Be sure to wear again your magical flying outfit!


Me First

What is love, anyway? – 3

April 22, 2021


We are shining beings who came to Earth wrapped in Waves of music and Waves of color, to dance as lightning and sing as starlight.  We came here to create our joy.  Happiness is so much fun, isn’t it?  It feels as though we were born to live our life in smiles and laughter, doesn’t it?  We feel as though lights of many colors sparkle and shimmer in our mind, in our heart, in our body, even in the air just behind that tree branch and beside that cloud.  If we had a place to put our shoes where we wouldn’t forget them, we could fly!!

We cannot pour from an empty cup…  What we cannot give, we cannot attract to us.  What we are is exactly what we attract to us…

So, kids, you’ve heard the expression to be pecked to death by ducks.  What does that mean?

Sit up straight.  Take your elbows off the table.  Stop fidgeting.  Stop daydreaming.  If you paid more attention, you’d get it right.  Oh grow up.  You get disappointed because your expectations are too high.  You want too much.  Stop being selfish.   Everyone else settles; why don’t you?  Stop making so much noise.  You can’t do that.  You’re acting like a child.  Be quiet.  Wait your turn.  Nobody asked you.  Because I said so.  Stop asking so many questions.  Stop laughing.  That’s a stupid idea.  You’re wrong.   How many times do I have to tell you?  Stop crying.  Big girls don’t cry.  Boys don’t cry.  Men don’t cry.  Grow up.  I don’t want to hear about it.  It’s not important.  Get over it.  You don’t really feel that way.  You’ll forget all about it by next week.  You have to work hard to get what you want.  You’re not going to wear that are you?  You can’t trust people.  If you want to be happy you have to fit in.  Why can’t you fit in like everyone else?

Pecked to death.  Fenced in on all sides by a thousand such dead-end limiting beliefs about self, about life, what’s a child to think?  I can’t.  I don’t seem able to understand.  I don’t know how, and don’t know how to know how.   I don’t belong here.  Why can’t I be the way they want me to be?  I’m just not enough.

What’s an adult to think?  It’s always going to be like this, isn’t it?  Isn’t there anything more?  I wish I belonged somewhere.  It’s too late.  Why can’t they be happy that I am who I am?  I’m just not enough.  Is it too late?

Where did the colors go?  We’re practiced at making chitchat, jokes that amuse others, grilling and baking tricks that distract us all.  We’re practiced at making ourselves believe that perks and payments and performance evaluations are somehow satisfying.  We’re practiced at deflecting our attention from the colors, the lights, the delight of feeling merry, the madness and glee of feeling that we belong in our life.

Preventing, we try to live.  Pretending, we try to live.

Where is that shining being who came to Earth wrapped in Waves of music and Waves of color, to dance as lightning and sing as starlight?

We still are those shining, beautiful, worthy beings!

“You are everything you have ever dreamed of being.  You dreamed it all, and so it is all you,” wrote a fabulous and magical seer, me!   It’s true it’s true it’s true!  We can find our way into being our dreams, find our way back to who we truly came to Earth to be, and love ourselves and live our lives in a state of graceful joy!  I know, because I did it.  I lived for such a long time not laughing and not goofy and not me, and now I’m all that.  So I know that anyone can do it.  There are many paths, and some of them show happy results in clarity and joy the very first day.

Stay tuned, kids, to the I Must Be A Mushroom blog.  Our next episode will be a kind of Vision Quest.  Our vision will be our joyful, flying real self, and our quest will talk about ways to find that shining being.  Next time be sure to wear your magical flying outfit!

“Get your head out of the clouds!”  NEVER!!!


The Particle And The Wave, A Love Story

What is love, anyway? – 2

March 22, 2021


Hi, kids!  Like almost everyone, I’m not a diploma’d physicist.  So I’m not going to go all quantum mechanical here.  I promise!

The last time we met, we talked about how everything that exists is energy, and how everything that exists is a frequency, its own specific frequency.

Today, kids, we’re going to look at how physical objects, such as you and I, express the energy that we are.  There are two choices, Waves and Particles.

I must warn you that this look at wave-particle duality is rather fanciful, or mystical — and hugely practical.  Hang on!

Since my options are being Wave or being Particle, how do I choose?  Well, my purpose in life is joy, delight, enthusiasm, simplicity, clarity, calmness, harmlessness, effortlessness, love.  So ideally I see myself as Wave.  Humming Wave, in a world of a lot of Particles, and, when I am living in joy and attract them to me, a lot of Waves.

That’s me, right there in the picture, that lovely Wave.  This is how I feel when I’m meditating, or gazing at the Moon, or holding a cat, or listening to music.  This is how I like to want to be, all flowy and smooth and calm and beautiful, and of course elegant.  Humming through life, gentle and kind, cheerful and happy.  Choosing joy, giving joy, being joy.  Choosing what makes my heart sing, what makes me love myself.  And so being able to give love to others.  Wave me, nourishing my true, authentic self-esteem, keeping my energy humming in love, raising my frequency, loving loving loving.

This is how I feel when I’m writing, or laughing, or singing, or loving.  And the more loving and joy-filled the choices I make for me, the merrier my energy becomes, and the merrier my rising frequency becomes, and the more energy of substantial comfort and assistance I have that I can give to others.  The stronger and more beautiful my inner knowing of myself becomes, the more love and healing I can radiate into the world.

Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?  Well, it’s a choice.  Everything we feel and think, say and do, is a choice…  We’re in control.


So what happens when a Particle comes along, something that might trip us up, jolt us out of this lovely harmony with ourselves and the Universe?  A red light.  A rude person.  Bills to pay.  Not winning the lottery for the zillionth time.  A bounced check.  Rent payment.  A deeply sad memory.  Not knowing how to do something. Spilling the food onto the floor. A fear.  Particles show up.

Just how annoying am I willing to let the Particle be?  No, the real question is:  just how distracted from my Waveness, my happiness, am I willing to allow myself to become?  How much am I willing to allow anything that’s not me to control my feelings, my thoughts, my life?

Do I burst into flames?  Or do I burst into flowers?


Do I remain my Wavey me?  Or do I crash and become an energy I don’t enjoy being?

Do you see how you are energy?  How you experience yourself as energy?  How others experience your energy?  How you control your feelings, your emotional choices, and therefore your life?

We make the choice of how we feel, in every moment.  And when we make a choice that doesn’t feel happy, we can stop and replace the thought and the feeling that make us smaller, with a thought and a feeling that make us feel alive and right to be living our life.  The choice of love, love for self, love for our life.  Love.

We Wave.  We flow.  And here comes trouble.  (I used to know of a wonderful cat named Here Comes Trouble!)  When a Particle shows up, what I do is notice the Particle, observe it, decide how I will be in this encounter, and choose who I am.  Being Wave is a little rough at first, but it gets easier with practice, like anything we want to achieve.  When a Particle comes my way, I get to choose to be flowy and smooth, beautiful and elegant, loving of me, loving of life which just gave me that opportunity to prove to myself that I am worthy of the best, including my own love.

I want to stay a Wave, that strong, sweet, wavy Wave riding high.  So my job — actually, my delight — is to choose responses to Particles that make me feel divine, heavenly, lovely, calm, harmless, effortless.  And alive, for the best of me that I can be in any moment.  Loving me.  Being my Wave, loving me, loving my presence in life  and looking forward to the next interesting thing that will come along.  Trusting me that I will know when I feel flowing, I will know how to stay Wave.

I fly with the wings you help me open.  You fly with the wings I help you open.


“Opposites attract.”

What is love, anyway? – 1

February 22, 2021


How Things Seem

We love each other.   Whether or not we say that in words, it’s true. Yet we seem so different, don’t we?

What those differences actually mean is that we have different skills in our Third Dimensional, Earthly human lives.  And we’ve brought with us into this incarnation different inclinations.

You are tall and I am short.  You talk; I write.  You run; I lollygag.  You love coffee, and coffee makes me gag.  You enjoy being scientific and linear.  I enjoy being poetic. and meandering.   You love beaches; I love forests.  You jump in; I snuggle up.  You wake up at dawn.  I go to sleep at dawn.  You’re slim.  I’m, well, not slim.  You’re spare and meticulous.  I, well, I really do know where everything is.  You’re an avid athlete.  I’m an avid couch potato.  And these are only the beginning of our differences.


Love?  What are we talking about here?  How can such different people “meet” at the equidistance?

Let’s get back to absolute basics.  We’re going deeply into the weeds here, into the nature of being.  Come along to really know what life and love are.

How Things Really Are


Everything that exists is energy.   There is nothing that exists that is not energy.   Humans, insects, clouds, planets, a horse of course, vegetables, desks, dictionaries, dust, grass, gravy, thoughts, feelings, dreams, music, color, life.  Everything is energy.

Vibration and Frequency

Energy exists as vibration.  Energy is vibration.  That which is not vibration does not exist, so you can count on everything you are and everything you experience as being vibration.  From mountains to molehills, migraines and math and methods, everything is energy is vibration.

Vibration has frequency.  98.3 Hertz, 10,362 Hertz,  706 Hertz.  Frequency, identifiable and measurable.  Everything that exists has a particular, unique frequency.  Identical twins, identical factory products, are unique, individual beings and thus each exists as vibration and is its own particular, unique frequency.

So everything that exists, exists as vibrational frequency.

This means that you are vibration, you are a vibrational frequency.  You are vibrating (existing) as the you (fill in your name here) frequency.  I exist as the Lora frequency.  Particular and unique.  Nothing that has ever existed in the Universe, that exists now, and that ever will exist eternally, is the same vibrational frequency.  Unique.

This fundamental fact of the Universe shows up in at least two sayings that we’re familiar with.

“Spiritual” Beings

First, we are spiritual beings — energy, vibration –having a human experience — physical, material, flesh, sleepiness, hunger, anger, the senses of touch and hearing.  Now we know that everything else besides us that exists is also a spiritual being, energy, vibration, from roses and the trellis on which they grow, to giraffes and the moons of Jupiter.

For a playful example, look at what this knowledge opens up in our understanding of life!  A line I will quote from my 2019 book I Am The Song shows “The moonlight comes riding on the thoughts of owls, touching everything”.  How many energies can you count in that line?  Moonlight.  Comes.  Riding.  Thoughts.  Owls.  Touching.  Everything.


The second familiar saying is that you are unique. You are a vibrational frequency.  The frequencies of radio and television broadcasts show us that only one program or broadcast can exist on a frequency at a time.  Because every vibration is unique, and only you are your frequency.  (There’s only one exception to this cosmic fact, Twin Flames.  They are energetically, cosmically, more than identical.  Twin Flames are the same being who has chosen to manifest physically in two different bodies.  They are thus the same vibration, the same vibrational frequency.  They are only physically unique. But that’s a subject for another time.)

So every human, every pencil, every blueberry is unique because it exists, which is vibration, and thus it is its own frequency.

Describing Frequencies

What is the nature of the frequency of a being?  Is it high?  Is it low?  In humans, our values determine what our frequency is.

If we value and live — focus on —  integrity, honor, grace, kindness, joy, gentleness, clarity, simplicity, being harmless and peaceful, openhearted love, our frequency is higher than normal and grows higher as we continue to live in positive values.

Humans who live in lower, dense, base frequencies are valuing and living fear, anger, resentment, control, manipulation, deceit, rudeness, ridicule, intimidation, sadness, victimization and other negative values.

Since what we value is always a choice we make, we can change what we value, change how we live, and raise our frequency.

Sum, yum

Okay. We are not, and nothing else is, physical, material beings.  We are, and everything else is, energy, which is vibration, which flows as frequency.  We have simply chosen to visit here on Earth for a while, wearing the costume of flesh and  opinions, in order to spend an adventure learning who we are and how to raise our frequency.

Prove For Yourself:  Frequencies of Harmony and Dissonance

This is so cool!  You can prove for yourself that everything is energy, and you can test it out all the time!

Who are the people, animals, places, objects with whom you have the most fun, with whom you feel safe and at home?  Those beings are vibrational frequencies close to your own.  You and they are in harmony.  Yes, just like music.  Or color.  The energy that such beings are, nourishes you.

The people, animals, places, objects you’ve met, or worked with, or encounter on social media or TV who make you feel angry, afraid, who make your belly tighten up, who make you feel smaller or violent, are beings whose vibrational frequencies are dissonant, destructive to your frequency.

It’s just that simple.  In relationships, physical differences are trivia — interesting, useful, helpful, but trivia.  The physical is surface, Third Dimensional, a costume we’re wearing.  The quality of the energy is the essence., our multi-Dimensional selves, our spiritual selves.  Similarities attract, understand each other, give each other a place of peace, freedom, fun and supportiveness.  Home.  So the only thing that really matters about what you put into your life is frequency, how relaxed and happy you feel when you’re around others.   Support your right to live in joy — choose beings and objects which nourish you.

I fly with the wings you help me open.  You fly with the wings I help you open.



Ready — Set — Start, again.

How to do intentions,

some of which are called “resolutions”

January 22, 2021


Good ‘ol New Year resolutions, eh?!  Sometimes they just sort of disappear, don’t they?

That’s okay.  It’s okay to get bored, to forget, to change our minds, to change our goals.  All that is part of the glorious interwoven fabric of the fascinating and beautiful being we are.  It’s okay to toss resolutions, as long as we don’t choose to feel guilty about it.  Guilt rends the fabric.  Toss, and be proud that we are growing and becoming.

I never make New Year resolutions because the Gregorian calendar has nothing to do with me.  My year begins on my birthday, when the energies of who I am are beginning again, are strong and optimistic again, and my world is brand new and ready to manifest new ideas.

So I make birthday intentions.  They tell me to think lovingly and caringly about who I am and how I want to blossom.

Usually I form only two or three big, shining, wondrous, visualized intentions.  Since I’ve thought about them and felt about them for a couple of months, I really have already opened those pathways, in my brain, in my heart, in the direction of my life.

Intentions.  “I intend to…”  “I intend to be…”  “I intend that I shall…”  Those statements within me do express what I want, as resolutions also do.  But intentions seem to me to be deeper, more intense, more meaningful than usual resolutions.  “I intend to be…”  Strong!  Purposeful!  Filled with desire, and love for me, and love for how I show up in the world.

Yes!  The dream I have of me, the dream I live for me.  Getting from the me who is one bud, to the me I intend to be as a colorful, blossoming garden!

Ever notice that almost everything on Earth takes time?  Well, except lightning, and falling in love at first sight.  Intentions take time to manifest, take time to become part of who we live ourselves to be every day, take time to make themselves snuggle into every cell.

Take the time to become our intention.  Allow ourselves to become bored, or want more, or tweak the intention until it feels like a really good fit.  Take time to let us become who we want to be.  Nourish and nurture how we see ourselves.  Cherish who we are and who we are becoming.

Treat ourselves with gentleness, with kindness.  There’s time to grow into our intentions.  And while we’re doing that, we can pat ourselves on the back a thousand times a day, in praise and love, for how well we’re learning to tend our inner garden grow.


Peace: It’s Always A Choice

December 22, 2020


The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. – Isaiah 11:6

Change and become like little children…  –  Matthew 18:3

Rewrite your definitions of how people should be together.

Rewrite your belief about having to be right.

Change the programming you grew up with, the programming in our culture.

When we do, we can release the knot in our belly, the tightness in our chest, the fear in our mind of running into someone.

Choose kindness — it’s so relaxing!  Kindness to ourselves first will create a light in us, a lightness of heart, a lightness of belly and chest and beliefs.

We can rewrite our story of who we are.  It’s fully in our own power.  It’s what we can choose to be, in our belly, in our heart, in our private, secret image of ourselves.

We can choose to change from expecting trouble, to expecting welcoming.  When we do this, watch how people change toward us!  They’re getting their cue about how to treat us by the relaxed energy we radiate from us to them.

We change from being on the defensive, to being on the edge of happy laughter.  We can choose to see life as play.

We can believe that the Universe is on our side, has our back, and is keeping us safe.  We can choose to dance and sing in our hearts and minds.

Change and become like little children — who live to play, who live to dance and sing in their hearts and minds and bodies.

Do we deserve less?  Never!

Peace can be our choice.  Every season, every day, every moment.  Beauty, love, kindness, caring, compassion — for ourselves first, then we will have all that loveliness to give to others.



November 22, 2020


Doesn’t that look easy?  Could it really be that easy to do, to change an attitude, an expectation, an assumption, a belief?  To really change a way of being?


Okay, how?

By choosing.

This is the planet of free will.  We are the beings capable of constant self-expression.  And thus, we choose.  Every moment of our lives, we choose to like or dislike, to feel loving and warm or fearful and cold, to give or withhold, to enjoy or ignore or complain.

Choice.  It’s always ours.

Okay, if we want to choose to be lighter, more graceful, more compassionate, more merry, how do we do it?

First we ground.  In our last essay here titled “Grounding”, we figured out the easiest and most enjoyable way to do this.  So we know why and how how to ground.

Then we remember that all ideas and “outside” help come from “up there, out there” which we discussed in our very first essay here titled “Up There, Out There”.  So we know where to ask for help.

And — this is very important — we must remember that the things that seem so difficult to change in us, may be leftover beliefs and patterns from other lifetimes.  We looked at that in great depth in the essay here titled “What Do You Remember?”  So now we know that we may be dragging old, useless baggage with us, and the attitudes, expectations, assumptions and beliefs we’d like to change now may have come from another time, other circumstances.  And we no longer benefit from them, so we’re ready to change them.  So we know that now we are an independent agent, always painting a new picture in which to live.

Than we relax.  Look at those lovely animals in our essay here titled “Stress Management 101”.  Be like them.  Chill.



Ask up-there for help.

And choose.

Choose one thing at a time that we want to change.  Just one.  More than that and we’ll trip over the debris!  Just one keeps the picture we want to paint clear, simple, attractive, achievable.

Choose.  Choose to be what prefer to be.  Put it into words.

Don’t word-up what we don’t want to be.  The less we put our energy on what we don’t want, the less that trait will show up.

To choose well, to choose strongly, to choose happily with intention, put our energy on what we want to be.  Put it into a sentence in the present tense.

“I am patient.”

“I am kind.”

“I have a merry sense of humor.”

“I enjoy the interesting new things that pop into my life to help me grow.”

Speak your sentence out loud.  What we say out loud becomes our reality.  Use your voice to shape your life.

Then make a picture of that idea in the mind.

Say the sentence and see the picture at the same time.

Do this every day for five or ten minutes, alone, quietly, with no interruptions, just you with you and the up-there.  Five minutes a day.  We can do that.

The sentence is an affirmation.  It’s also a prayer.  The picture is clarity, intention.  The Universe will get your message and your Spirit Guides and Angels will understand clearly how They can help you.  And They will help you to become that which you are intending and affirming.

Humans seem to benefit best from 21 days of repetition to end something old, or to start something new.  Try it.  Don’t worry if it seems to be taking longer for that specific intention, because while we’re working on that one, other lovely, expansive changes will begin in us and we will be aware of them.  We’ll find ourselves laughing more, smiling more, becoming gentler and stronger at the same time, and more relaxed about just being us.

Choose.  It works.  What we choose and what we put our energy and attention to is what we draw to us.  True true true.  We can achieve what we direct our energy to.  Or as our moms said, “Practice”.



October 22, 2020


We are celestial. Spirit. Spiritual beings. We are of Up There, Out There. We came here to have a physical, human experience, an adventure, and to learn, to find out who we are and who we are capable of being. Spiritual beings having a human experience.

And so we are also of Earth. We signed up eagerly to do this human life thing. We slipped on this cloak of flesh and bones, thoughts and feelings.

And while we are visiting and experiencing here, Earth who gave us these bodies — Earth loves us. We are here to partake of the deliciousness of bodily, Earthly life.

Earth loves us. She is eager to nurture us and help us along, with air, food, stability, beauty, color, music, nature, comfort, expansion of consciousness.

Earth loves us. And when we fly too high, or sink too low, or stagnate, Earth always offers herself, like the true mother she is, to steady us, relieve us, help us up, help us feel worthy and full and light.

She is there to help us ground. We live here. We partake here. And so we are part of Earth. When we need help, we ground.

What Does “Grounding” Mean?

It means anchoring ourselves, anchoring our being, into the Earth who loves us. We attach ourselves to her, and thus have a place to be, to be held and to be safe. Earth is safe harbor.

Getting There: How to Ground

Be Tree. I think that this is the simplest and fastest way to anchor your being into the Earth. Be Tree. Be large Tree, here for ages, wise and strong, Tree who knows well the ways of the forest and the faeries and the Earth.

You can be a fanciful tree, if you like, a tree where foxes live and forest sprites meet to chat.

From your feet, in your mind grow roots, a long, strong, thick root system. Your roots are powerful and can reach forever.

Grow your roots down through the floor, the land under the building you’re in, the crust of the Earth, the layers under the crust, and finally to the center of Earth, the heart of living Gaia.

Yes, that’s molten, but you are in control of this trip so you can see the brightness of burning, flowing lava and not feel the heat. Your long, beautiful roots feel the warmth of Gaia’s heart, and it warms your feet.

The warmth, lit by a clear, calm red stream of light, travels up your roots, into your feet, your legs, your torso, and warms your body.

Feel your roots and the new warmth. Know that Earth loves you, that she is holding you steady and stable, and that you are in safe harbor.

Now you can reach out and stretch your branches and twigs and leaves, and you can do what you came into this stillness of Earth to do. Release anger and stress. Make sorrow melt away. Dissipate like dust confusion, frustration, impatience, boredom. Clear your mind, clear your feelings and your mood, let comfort and safety wash through you, let joy and love become you. Explore your imagination, explore the Universe.

Coming Back

When you have calmed your feelings, or when you are ready to come back from the explorations of your mind, remember your roots.

Feel your roots. In your mind, see your sweet, beautiful roots. In your mind, see your attention travel up your roots, into the tree trunk you are, up into your feet, up your legs, back into your body. And here you are again! Earthling, not- Earthling. Spirit residing in a body. Back in the room in which you started. Open your eyes. Ahh home!

What did you see? What did you uncover about yourself? Notice how much more relaxed you feel.

You can take this trip into Earth and into your mind any time you want to sit or lie down for a little while. Well, any time except when you’re driving, of course!

Grounding gets you there, Out There, Up There, into the Universe. And keeps you safe on Earth.

Be Tree. Look at how beautiful you are!


Stress Management 101

Warning: Do not look at this while driving

September 22, 2020


Guess what? There is no law of the Universe that says we must check our phone, or feeds, or emails, or TV, or any of it. Do you recognize that all that clamor is seduction, enticing us to choose someone else’s side, someone else’s argument, someone else’s life?

Whose life is it anyway? This is our life. We are entitled to — no, we have the obligation to — live our lives in joy, delight, peacefulness, happiness.

That means we get to decide what delights us and then choose to live with only that, as much as possible. And we get to refuse to pay attention, as much as possible, to the stuff that makes us feel worried, scared, angry, judgmental, critical, powerless, not-enough, helpless.

Yes, we can — we really can! — stop paying attention to input that diminishes us. All we have to do is choose.

Pay the bills then release them from the mind, eat, sleep — and the rest of it is play.

We can make the choice to spend the time of our lives, the energy of our lives, nourishing ourselves with input that makes us laugh, and smile, and feel glad to be alive, and feel glad to be us.

We can choose input that helps us remember that we are beings of beauty and brilliance, benevolence and bravery.

Our Guides will help us to know the difference between the nourishing stuff and the diminishing stuff. They’ll help us recognize the icky feeling in our gut and the tensed muscles in our abdomen when we pay attention to what diminishes us. And They’ll help us recognize the relaxed, smooth feeling in our gut and our abdomen when we are feeding ourselves input that makes us feel wonderful.

Try it. Trust your body and trust your Guides to help. Trust the Universe to guide.

Breathe.. Relax. Trust. Choose happiness.

Even the Buddha takes a time-out. If the Buddha can tune out this well, and trust this much that Life will take care of the world, can we do less for ourselves?

Our natural condition, our divine presence in Life, is relaxation and delight, sweetness and trust. We can be that. All we have to do is set our intention to be that, and trust.

Breathe. Relax. Let go. Sit down. Be quiet. Be still. Be with our wonderful self.

Know that our Higher Self, Source, the Universe, our cosmic family — have our back. We are in good hands, and wings.