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March01,2010 - Vol 1, Issue 3
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Thank you for continuing to be a part of our amazing family. Heather and I love to stay in contact with all of our amazing clients and friends, and this is the best way to make that happen.

A special thank you to everyone who made our last mixer such an AWESOME SUCCESS! Everyone shared stories, experiences, and epiphanies, we did some group energy work, and a guided hypnosis to meet your Subconscious Self. We're excited to see what our next mixer has in store.

We hope to inspire and uplift you as we share tips, thoughts and information as well as things we've learned along our own path.

Stones, Oils & Herbs

Blue Lace Agate
Stone Of Self Expression

Las Vegas Life Coach, Reiki, Past Life Regression, & HypnotherapyBlue Lace Agate is a soft, calming stone. It is a gentle healer of the throat chakra. Gently balances the masculine and feminine energies.

It is a particularly effective stone for young girls coming into the teenage years or for men who have trouble balancing feeling and self-expression in communication.

Neutralizes anger, helps to reduce the fear of being judged that is tied into self expression.

This stone is excellent with parent-child communication where this fear blocks feelings and thoughts from being verbalized. When the fear of not being heard is prevalent this stone gently helps to release the blockages.

Keep this stone with you during healing periods where you are learning to speak your truth. Wear at the throat to facilitate communication and to have a sense of peace and calm in expression.

Meditations, Incantations & Intentions
Rebirth of Self

Rebirth of Self

What exactly is "Rebirth"?

Rebirth, as we understand it, means to discover yourself again, to shed old beliefs that no longer resonate with your inner truth so that your true colors come shining through.

How does this happen?

Even when you're not aware of the process consciously, we all experience different phases of rebirth through life. A prime example is a teenager discovering what works for them and what doesn't. We evaluate and assess the world around us, and choose to accept or reject things based on what fits for us at that time in our lives. Another would be as we get older and perhaps choose a career path that resonates with us. These times we ask what would fit our current life best, considering our circumstances, and make changes in our life to bring that into reality.

Anyone can experience rebirth any time in their life. If you have a situation or circumstance that prompts an internal assessment of life. As you consciously choose to shift or change your life to better suit your internal truth, the opportunities come to shake things up to see what fits and what doesn't.

From a metaphysical aspect (metaphysical meaning the study of one's self), take note of your life. Discover those things that you've been doing out of habit that you'd like to change. As you bring these things into conscious awareness, you have already begun to make a conscious shift. When we become aware of what we'd like to change, we have already begun the process of changing them.

So, let's keep it simple...

Understanding "Death":

Recognize that as we shed the old, and welcome the new, our old self dies so that our new self may emerge from the womb, or the sometimes difficult transitionary phase of shedding the old.

Consider a caterpillar, a complete transformation takes place within a confined space. It's the constriction before the expansion. A snake's skin gets tight before shedding. This is a natural cycle as we shed the things in our life that don't fit anymore, to make room for bigger and better things. If we hold onto the old, we constrict our life, and thus our growth.

Constriction before expansion. Assessment before awareness. Understanding these concepts helps us recognize some of the pains we experience are very much akin to growing pains as a teenager.

So, when things get difficult, realize you're not dying, you're just in the process of giving birth to a new awareness of self.

- David Caren

Las Vegas, NV
March 01, 2010

Satoris & Kenshōs
Satori: A Japanese term for sudden intuitive enlightenment or spiritual awareness; an epiphany leading to deep spiritual experience.

Seeing one's true nature or self, illuminating experiences escalating from briefer glimpses into the nature of mind, building to expansion and enlightenment.

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How do you spell Easter?

No matter how you choose to celebrate this time of year; Spring Break at Disneyland, watching the stars for Spring Equinox, Easter Mass, Passover with family, dancing in a pagan celebration for the festival of Ostara, or just with Spring Cleaning, if you look closely all these traditions are conveying the same message: Renewal, Rebirth, Re-creation!

For eons, traditions of the world have freely borrowed from each other's mythologies and legends to fill out their own. For instance, the celebration of "Easter" comes from the original Pagan festival to Ostara or Eostre, goddess of the dawn, fertility and rebirth, whose messengers were the rabbits and eggs were painted in her honor. In the Christian tradition, Jesus descended and rose from the grave. Similar savior stories of death and resurrection at springtime exist in other cultures; Adonis, Osiris and Dionysus for example. In the Jewish Passover, the Israelites escape their captors. In the tradition of "all roads lead to home", the message is the same, no matter what your belief system and no matter who borrowed what aspect or name from whose story or tradition. The stories are trying to implant into our subconscious the fact that we have the ability to renew and re-create ourselves in all things big and small and show us how to take the journey for ourselves.

Some are frantic that they are on some linear time limit; getting stuck in the fear that they have already wasted too much of it. Bogged down by this, they are afraid to make the first steps toward their own inner work of rebirth and renewal.

But time, like the seasons is cyclical not linear. Yearly we are given a reminder of this cycle as the seasons change, flowers bloom, animals seek mates and the birds begin to sing. For me, as soon as the wind starts blowing in the spring, I go a little manic and start cleaning out closets, getting rid of the old, making room for new abundance and creating my own symbolic cycle of renewal.

The journey to renewal in these Spring Time Stories is always basically the same; symbolic death or shedding of the old self or situation, escape from subjugation, a final journey through the unknown or the subconscious, rebirth of self into something new and return to the world to share your experience.

In the Exodus story, rebirth and renewal is needed for the Israelites as a nation. Stagnation has set in, a leap of faith is taken and the journey commences. The final obstacle in their escape from their captors is the crossing of The Red Sea. In terms of mythology and psychotherapy, water represents the subconscious or the journey of the unknown, usually the place where the final choice is made to go forward and face your fears or return back. On this journey, they cross through the unknown on faith to overcome the particular fear or obstacle that traps them between their old life and the new life they seek.

All of these stories are examples for us; a five-step formula for our own journeys, rebirths and exoduses.

  1. Recognition of obstacle
  2. Leap of faith
  3. Departure on journey
  4. Facing and relinquishing fear or obstacle, often in the subconscious
  5. Rebirth of self and return to others to share knowledge gained

For Ostara, the egg is a direct symbol of the birth process; fertilization or realization, the journey in the womb or subconscious and, finally birth of the new self. For Jesus; death of the former self, a journey back into the womb or tomb and a return as master of self, conquerer of fear and obstacles and bringer of knowledge for others. For Jesus, his message was simple, "If I can do it, so can you", first through words and then through action, we see the process to claiming and owning our own divine nature. For the Israelites; rebirth as they pass through the Red Sea to claim a place that is truly theirs. For the Spring Cleaners; a journey into the dark recesses of their dusty closets to get rid of things that have lain un-used, emerging to embark on a journey to the thrift store where these items can be re-used and re-created in the lives of others and finally the return to a clean, uncluttered house ready for the excitement of new possibilities.

No matter how big or small, these cyclical renewals happen in our lives all the time. Take a moment to recognize and appreciate these journeys you have taken over the past year. If you think about it, there are probably more than you may think or have given yourself credit for.

Even as I was writing that last paragraph, my friend called with perfect synchronous timing to add to this writing. She called to tell me about the Exodus she is planning at the end of April. Having a "feeling-that-it's-time-for-a-change" with her current situation, she is leaving her life in the Mid-West to move to Nevada where she feels called to find a job. So, she is packing up her car, her kids and crossing the desert through The Red Sea to the land of milk and honey.

Just remember, it's the message, not the details. If you integrate the meaning these lessons bring into your life, does it really matter who borrowed what story element from whom? By all means, paint some Easter eggs, read the Resurrection story, learn a little more about Passover, Greek Mythology, dance like a Pagan at Equinox, buy a rabbit, clean out a closet or take the kids to Disneyland for Spring Break. All roads do eventually lead to home, so while you are "Spring Cleaning" you might as well have some fun getting there!

- Heather Rodriguez

Las Vegas, NV
March 01, 2010

"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies."

~ Nadine Stair

Thanks for being a wonderful part of our family.

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If you ever have topics you'd like to know more about, let us know. We always enjoy expanding our own awareness, as well as sharing that with you.

David & Heather