Secret of Life, the Universe and Everything

“Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive.  You will be dead soon enough.” ~ Ernest Hemingway

Papa Hemingway was channeling the Buddha when he wrote these words about the secret to life.  We must strive to stay present, and not worry about the future or the past but to live in the moment earnestly.

I found that quote at about 4:00 A.M. with the full moon shining through my bedroom window.  I was wide awake and yearning for answers.  The universe, hearing my request, offered up that quote.  When I looked at the Pinterest photo, I noticed it was on page 42.  This struck me as a little cosmic wink and I smiled.  (If you’re not already a fan of Douglas Adams’ “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe”, the number 42 is:  the “Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything” calculated by a supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5M years.)

Being present really is the secret to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything, and somehow, it also seems to be the hardest thing for the majority of us.

I’ve been thinking about this for a few days in earnest, after an amazing astrological chart reading with the incomparable John Joseph; who told me I needed feed my emotional being and be present in the physical, sensual aspects of life, because I tend to exist in the analytical and intuitive realms.

So, I’ve been experimenting with taking John and Papa Hemingway’s advice lately.  This morning, for instance, in my groggy just awakened state, I noticed the beautiful moon offering up her gentle glow in the pre dawn sky.  I paused for a moment to admire her beauty before going to wake my daughter.

I called her in to see it too and we stood together momentarily, taking it in.  Later, on the drive to school, we listened to our favorite classical music station and I encouraged her to take a sip of coffee while she enjoyed her home made, maple breakfast scone.  These tiny things we we could just as easily disconnect from, can also become the conduit to a deeper life experience.

During the short car ride, we talked about the delicious flavor of the scone and the warmth and sweetness of the coffee as a complimentary flavor.  We pondered the life experience that inspired  the composer who’s rollicking Scherzo punctuated the cityscape outside the bubble of the world in our car.  We connected to each another and to the sights, sounds, smells and tastes around us and for a few moments in time.  We were both completely present to what our senses offered us.

At drop off, I hugged, kissed her, and sent her off on her way, hoping that she would bring this sense of presence to the rest of her day and not trail off into worrying about things that haven’t come to pass.  She learned at the knee of a professional worrier (me),  who learned from countless generations of worriers; it’s woven into our DNA.  It’s not how I want to live anymore. No matter how much my focus on future contingencies feels like control in the moment, it ultimately cuts me off from all the beauty and goodness happening around me.

So now, as I begin my day I am connecting to the present moment.  I feel expanded and more powerful. I’m tuned into my senses, my intuition and the people I meet.  I’m grateful as my heart opens to the beauty all around me.  Huh, this is easier than I thought it would be.

Intuition = POWER TOOL

Intuition is a powerful tool that connects us at a soul level with our highest good and our deepest desires.  The trick is quieting the mind so that it can be heard.  The constant stream of external stimuli often drowns out this voice and we often remain disconnected from it.

Once we learn how to identify it and use it consciously, we can access it in any kind of “weather” to use it to our benefit.






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Intuition is my favorite super power.  We all have it, but we don’t all use it to our benefit.  In order to help you cultivate and use this skill more consciously in your daily life, I have created a one day workshop that I’m teaching her in Los Angeles on November 16th, 2019.  Enrollment is open and space is limited, so click here to snag your spot!  INTUITION WORKSHOP

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Postcards To The Universe Show!

Join me tomorrow on Melissa Caprio’s radio show “Postcards to the Universe” on at 1PM Pacific.  We’ll be talking about how to grow your intuition in a conscious way and my upcoming intuition workshop here in Los Angeles.

We’re live on air at 1PM Pacific. Point your browser to: Wednesday, October 9th.

Hope you join us for the fun!

Morning Meditations

Hi friends. I will be sitting in meditation in the mornings, and if you’d like to join me (no matter where you are), please do!

I’ll post the mantra I’m working on on my Instagram @thisintuitivelife, and we can sit as a collective. I’ll be sitting at about 7:50AM Pacific daily.

Right now I am working with Edward Vilga’s mantra to Lakshmi/Ganesh to break through abundance challenges:

GUM (seed syllable for Ganesh)
SHRIM (seed syllable for Lakshmi)
MAHA (“great”)
LAKSHMIYEI (endearing form of “Lakshmi”)
SWAHA (“We salute you”)

There’s something very interesting thing about this particular chant.

It has been said that chanting to Lakshmi — the goddess of wealth and prosperity — is more effective when you include “Gum,” the seed syllable for Ganesh.  So Chanting “Om Gum Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha” is more powerful than just “Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha.”

Ganesh is the elephant-headed god who is the remover of obstacles.   People often forget that he also places obstacles in our path like a cosmic speedbump.

There’s a sense that Ganesh’s obstacles are increasing the abundance, that his inclusion of contrast and challenge creates even more abundance.

I’m exploring this and a binaural beats soundtrack to change up some of my old limited ways of thinking about money.

You don’t have to do this particular mantra, if it doesn’t feel right to you. You can just sit and breathe.  When we come together, we can make miracles for the collective.

Libra Season!

Librans aren’t just harmonious, balance seeking people.  While it’s true we’re preternaturally pleasant, and symmetry loving beings, we are also CARDINAL air signs.  (I have the Sun, Mercury and Uranus in Libra).

Air is powerful, fast-moving, and fierce.  Our ruling planet, Venus rules beauty and truth.  Sure, we Librans are a smooth bunch, but we’re also fiercely loyal, charismatic and engaging.  We never settle, we’re always on the hunt for the next new pursuit – guitar lessons, diving in Bora Bora, or maybe you.  (We’re big into romance. Ever been flirted with by a Libra?  If you have, you get it).  💋

We love the fall months:  apple picking, bonfires, hayrides, haunted houses, spiked cider, cozy sweaters, crisp air, beautiful leaves and Halloween.  🎃👻

Libra is the most wholesome sexy sign, (depending on the natal chart) and can even make eating a caramel apple look hot.  #truestory

Today the Sun, Moon, Mercury AND Venus are ALL in Libra! Enjoy the Venusian energy.  It’s a perfect day for loving communication, finding a fantastic piece at the flea market, or basking in some cashmere while reading a page turner on the sofa with your fur children.  We are all Libras today.

The glorious Helen Mirren (A majestic Leo Sun with Neptune and Chiron in Libra) is serving some gorgeous Libran realness in this photo. Yes?

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Ready to Grow Your Intuition?

Author and teacher Shakti Gawain said: “Why commit your time and energy to the process of developing your intuition? Quite simply because it’s probably one of the most valuable things you will ever do for yourself. It actually takes relatively little time, and the potential rewards are enormous.

Intuition is an important resource that can greatly contribute to our success and fulfillment in life. It’s a natural part of us — our birthright — and yet many of us have lost touch with it. Once we know how to follow it, intuition is a very accurate guiding force in all aspects of life. Without it, we are at a great disadvantage. It’s a practical tool that we need in order to successfully deal with life.”

It’s true. The most successful people on the planet all use their intuition consciously or unconsciously in order to connect to a deeper creative flow and ability to solve problems. Intuition shows us the best way to go to achieve our hearts desires and keep us safe; and protects us from going towards things that are harmful or dangerous.

If you’re interested in getting more in touch with your intuition, click here: INTUITION DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP