In the summer of 2017, a young woman from Helena, MT, asked me to put my gifts to work in solving a murder committed six years before that. I figured, "Why not?" At the time, I was beginning what I thought was going to be my first book and getting away from research seemed a … Continue reading Patience and Murder
As folks, particularly those in the metaphysically-minded marketplace, try to help others make sense of the current state of the world and find some meaning (read market), there is one one myth that keeps resurfacing like herpes. Like the other gift that keeps on giving, it can cause great unseen harm and reinforces fears … Continue reading Corona-Inspired Empath Myth-Tip #2
See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?” ~ Buddha One of the reasons I began the empath myth-busting task was that as I worked with people struggling how to navigate this way of being, I began to realize that their distinct experiences, fears, and the responses to the … Continue reading Undoing Some Empath Bullshit
A Response to Responses Several folks have responded to my I've Cured Cancer post with a variation of: "I'm just a channel of universal energy that..." One of the reasons I don't subscribe to that aspect of teaching is because it intentionally limits the relationships between the practitioner and client, practitioner and their responsibility, as … Continue reading Healers as Channels
Like all magnificent things, it's very simple. ~ Natalie Babbitt Question: How can I be sure that what I feel is 'real' and I'm not having a hallucination? Or that I'm inventing the feeling? This is so simple. In fact, you may say something like, "It can't be that simple" or "No way." Ask yourself. When … Continue reading Q & A of the day: How can I be sure that what I feel is ‘real’?
Hmmmm...I'm not sure how this person is defining 'spiritual' here but I'm going to make a short leap and guess that he meant 'Have you ever been attacked by something invisible?" Yes, I've been in a relatively uncomfortable situation with something, that to others, was not visible. However, because it was invisible does not mean … Continue reading Q and A of the day: Have you ever had a spiritual attack?
Myth: There are 30 Traits of Being an Empath or Symptoms of Being an Empath No. There is only one trait that identifies one as an empath. That is the capacity to feel other people's emotions. It is a trait, not a symptom. While this gift doesn't operate or exist in isolation--because nothing does--being a … Continue reading Thirty traits of being an Empath
A few days ago, I received an email related to the upcoming Empowered Empath class. Tanya asked, "I guess the only question I have is- whether the energy work is as effective over Skype as it is in person? Do you feel that it is?" My response was this: "Remote work is just as effective … Continue reading Is remote energetic work effective?
On Why I Do and Do Not Charge Would you ever consider not enlisting the services of or think the following were a fraud if they called the work they do their calling or a gift, or, say, charged for it: massage therapist mechanic podiatrist pediatrician photographer pharmacist herbalist nail technician hair stylist maid chef … Continue reading Money Madness
This post is inspired by interwebz discussion last Monday following Twelve Years A Slave winning the Academy Award for Best Picture. I paid attention to two primary themes: my generation's response to slavery & racism and the discussion by people who feel too emotionally sensitive to engage with the movie (or, more generally, any media … Continue reading On Compassion for Self and Fear of Feeling