R.I.P. Ken the Rooster

Ken (1 of 1)Ken the Rooster, was a bastard.

When I first moved in with my boyfriend, I was charmed by the chickies that live on his land.  Ken would follow me around the yard, and I was delighted because I thought he liked me.  My boyfriend, Mike, told me I was misreading his intentions.  Ken was looking for my weakness.

I didn’t believe him.  I am all love and light, and something so beautiful as Ken wouldn’t hurt a being of light, right?  Ha!  As soon as my back was turned (literally), he attacked me.

It wasn’t so much that he hurt me is that he surprised me.  I was marked by his spurs, but no real damage to my body was done.  Then he did it again.  From that moment on, Ken owned me.  I wouldn’t go out in the yard without Mike by my side.

I looked at the spiritual meaning to see if I could get a deeper understanding of why this would happen to me.  Ken became the embodiment of my fears.  He could feel me coming as soon as I opened the door.  I didn’t realize what an emotional projector I was until Ken entered my life.  Animals sense fear.  I would project my fears onto Ken even before I left the house.  No matter how quietly I would open the door, he could feel me.

I began to experiment.  I started to draw in my energy instead of project it out.  When I did that, I noticed a difference in Ken’s behavior towards me.  He wouldn’t even acknowledge me when I did this.

I’d like to say understanding this helped me master my fear of Ken.  It didn’t.  I was still terrified of him and trapped myself in the house because of it.

This morning, I was waiting for the telltale cock-a-doodle-doo of his morning song.  It wasn’t there.  I knew immediately that he was gone.   I walked around the yard to look for evidence of his passing.  I saw the blood and the feathers that were left behind.

I would like to say that I grieve for him.  I grieve for myself instead.  I grieve the loss of Spring as it came to life on this beautiful land that I live on.  I regret that I am relieved that he is gone.  Ken was beautiful.  I loved him, and I loathed him.  That’s the truth of it.  Humans are complex.  I was taught to believe that we can only hold love or fear in us at the same time. Never both.  I disagree.  I loved Ken.  He was beautiful.  His presence was comforting.  And, I was so afraid of him that I wouldn’t leave the safety of the house when I was alone at home.

I am not sure if we ever transcend our duality.  Love/fear.  Black/white.  Up/down.  Maybe it’s as simple as accepting ourselves exactly as we are with all our complexities.  I can be both love and fear.  The problems arise when I allow fear to rule me and I become trapped in the house of my life.  Ken will be teaching me long after his bones turn to dust.  Thank you, Ken.  I am sorry.

444 & Covid-19

444-Angel-NumberI see the number 444 everywhere these days. I see it on digital clocks, my bank statement, my phone & computer, just about everywhere.

Many years ago, I learned that seeing these numbers means that angels are among us. Right here. Right now. I used to think that’s cool and smile and get on with my day. That is, until COVID-19

My brother recently sent me a text with the biblical meaning of the numerology of the number 19. It means Faith. I was curious about the mystical interpretation, so I did some research.

Breaking The Numbers Down

Number 19 carries the energy of number 1 as well as number 9. 1 represents new beginnings and 9 is completion. Put simply; we can say that this number represents the completion of a task that will take you to a new beginning.

This horrific situation we are currently in has the potential of changing our world profoundly. It is up to our collective humanity to decide whether we will rise up or sink down. We are already seeing that play out all over the world.  Many politicians across the planet are playing the blame game instead of collectively working as one.  We are walking a tight rope of choice and not everyone has yet decided what they will choose.

This virus has forced me to think outside of the box in regards to my yoga business.  I had been wanting to put my classes online for years and now I have no choice and that is a good thing.  Already COVID-19 is helping me to evolve.

Keep an eye out for the numbers 444.  If you see them know that the Angels are with you and sending you comfort in our time of need. They are saying, “You are not alone. We are with you.”   Blessed be.

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Intuition 101: Journaling to Wisdom

journal-1-of-1Journaling is one of the ways that I can easily tap into my intuition.  Ever since I went through The Artists Way many years ago I have been using this medium to access my Inner Guidance.

In this book, the author, Julia Cameron recommends that every morning to write three long-hand pages of stream of consciousness.  Whatever is jumbled up in your head write it out.  I find that by page two or three the garbage has spewed out onto the pages and I can then ask questions to my Inner Guidance System.

This is also called automatic writing.  I ask the question and then begin writing whatever flows through me.  For instance, this morning I heard the message, “You’ve got this!”  I’ve asked questions about diet, exercise and of course men and always received a message that may not have been what I wanted to hear but always what I needed to.  Each time the information that comes through sounds like a voice other than my own.  I hear the words and put down on the page what comes through.  Sometimes I think I am making it all up but that doesn’t really matter.  The information that comes through is always spot on.

Some automatic writers seem to have the pen move across the page of their own accord.  Whether you hear a voice like I do or your pen glides across the page I invite you to experiment and give it a try.

Have you ever tried this exercise before?  If so, share your experiences with others here.

Book Recommendation:  Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch.  The entire book was written through the process of automatic writing.

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Intuition 101: You Gotta Breathe!

breath

In the beginning was the breath. The Breathe of Life breathed us into being. It is through the breath that we access our intuition. It is through the breath that we remember our connection to Source Energy.

A long deep breath cleanses the body and calms the mind. It brings us into stillness where we can listen to the voice of our Higher Wisdom.

Try it with me now. Inhale slowly and deeply. Now exhale completely. And, once again. Inhale. And, exhale. Notice how everything slows down. The anxiety leaves. The worry melts away. If you don’t feel lighter, keep breathing until you do.

Now ask a question to your Higher Self. Maybe it’s a simple question about general guidance for the day. Perhaps its as serious as “Is it in my highest good to stay in this marriage?” Now, breathe again slowly and deeply. Breathing will help you stay connected and grounded as the answer emerges.

How The Answers Come

In my experience, the answers to my questions don’t always come right away. They may show up in the early morning hours before I get out of bed. I may hear an internal voice that guides my way, or a friend will say something that resonates within me. I have even received answers while reading a book.  My most significant indicator is my body. I may sense the answer to my question, and then I will get an overall feeling of rightness in my body that solidifies the guidance I am receiving. I feel it to my bones, so to speak.

I would love to hear how Guidance speaks to you.  Leave your comments below.

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Sun Butter Maple Fudge

IMG_3313Ingredients:

1/2 c. organic coconut oil
1/2 c. sunflower seed butter (I used Trader Joe’s)
1 tsp. maple flavoring
2 tbs. Lakanto Maple Flavored Syrup

Directions:

Place ingredients in a saucepan and heat until all ingredients are melted together.  Then, pour the liquid into cute little molds and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.  Once taken out of the molds I put them into a covered storage container and place back in the freezer.  These need to stay cold as they will melt at room temperature.

Servings:  18

Notes:  This is a low carb (1 per serving), low oxalate, vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free little slice of yumminess!

Vanilla Body Butter

Vanilla Body ButterI don’t like store-bought lotions and potions because you never really know what is in them. So, out of necessity, I came up with this little gem of a body butter. It is so simple to make and goes on smooth and creamy.

Recipe:

1/2 cup organic coconut oil

1/2 cup organic raw shea butter

1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.

place all ingredients in a sauce pan and melt on low.  Stir.  When the ingredients are melted put in glass jar.  I placed mine in the freezer for a few minutes to solidify it.  Once you take it out it stays nice and creamy.  It melts into the skin and you feel soft throughout the day.  Enjoy!

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Intuition 101: What Your Dreams May Be Telling You

dream-interpretation-certificateDreams can be a helpful tool to help us find insights into the hidden parts of ourselves. Not every dream has an important message. Some dreams are garbage dreams. Our unconscious mind may simply be processing and releasing the events of the day.  Some dreams are prophetic. These dreams feel different than ordinary dreams. They tell us about something that is happening on the astral plane, which may manifest on the physical plane soon. Some dreams are visitations from loved ones who have crossed over. These ones are reminders that even though a loved one has departed, they are still with us.  Whatever kind of dream you may be having, they can be a useful means for understanding ourselves more completely.
Recently I had a dream I was working for a company, and as a gift for my service, they bought me a pink pair of hiking boots. For some reason, people were moving out, and they accidentally picked up my boots and put them into their moving truck. I was frantic to get them back.   When I asked to get the boots back they were buried so deeply in the moving truck they couldn’t get to them. Eventually, I did get the boots back, but someone had planted flowers in them. I remember feeling upset by this, and then I woke up.
308aa7f6dc3709ea785cd526abdd1fb4This dream stood out because the hiking boots were pink, and they played such a significant role in the dream. Pink to me stands for unconditional love and self-acceptance. We wear boots on our feet, and they help us walk comfortably on the Earth. You could say that in this dream, the boots symbolize my connection to the Earth and my relationship to myself. For awhile in the dream, I lost the boots. Was the dream telling me that I have lost my connection to the Earth and therefore myself? Later in the dream, the boots are returned to me, but there are flowers planted in them. I clearly didn’t understand that the flowers were another gift. Flowers can represent many things. For example, it could mean new growth. Or, they could be telling me to stop and smell the roses. My interpretation of the flowers planted in the boots is this. I am slowly beginning to love and accept myself more every day (being gifted the pink boots). I’m just not always able to appreciate myself as much as I could (not understanding the gift of the flower). So the dream is telling me I am making progress in the self-love department, but I don’t always see it.
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