New Etsy Shop for My Needle Felted Animals

I just opened an Etsy shop called Dreamcraft Creatures! Find me here:\


Heart-Led, Intentioned Prayer: Manifest Change and Co-Create Your Life

A simple way to connect to your heart’s power and its own knowledge and language, and use that power in prayer:

Place your hand over your heart centre, in any way that feels comfortable to you. This connects you to your heart’s own awareness and intelligence. Did you know that the heart has its own neural cells, called now by scientists “the little brain in our hearts” that acts separately and independently from the brain in our heads? Gently shift your attention and awareness to your heart.

Now slow your breathing a little, as much as is comfortable to you. This relaxed state tells your mind and body that you are safe, so you are in a state to heal and manifest rather than being in “fight or flight mode”, which is stressful on the body. You can’t heal when you’re in the mode of defense and fight or flight.

Now imagine the emotions attached to any these words: compassion, care, appreciation, and gratitude. Can you create the emotion of gratitude in your heart right now? Can you create that feeling of compassion and care that you get when you look into a loved one’s eyes? Can you imagine the feeling you have when you appreciate the beauty of life?

Create any of these feelings, still breathing slowly, and notice: do you feel different? Can you sense your heart’s awareness?

In this state you may wish to pray. Gregg Braden explains that asking for things denies our own power to create what we want to happen, and also by asking for something, we’re implying that we don’t have it — focusing on the lack of it, which makes it seem out of our reach, even impossible to obtain.

Let your heart pray instead. For instance, if you wish for healing, imagine the emotions and sensations of being healthy, vibrantly vital, peaceful and happy, able to do anything. Practice generating these emotions in your imagination, because these feelings are the language of the heart, and your heart’s way of praying. Your heart has the power to connect with the divine and co-create the changes it wants to see in the world — but you have to let your heart do the talking.

I have a new group on Facebook for anyone who wants to join with others in prayer to manifest greater change in their lives and the world. Join us here!

Understanding the Role of Emotional Pain

Without struggle in your life story you are a hero of nothing.


So much about modern life seeks to dull and dispose of emotional pain, but this pain is both a teacher and an opportunity. We depend on struggle to feel that we exist at all. Struggle is what gives value to achievements and allows growth. Just as all life feeds of the death of something, all pain can feed joy and fulfillment. You wouldn’t want to read a story without any conflict or drama, in which the protagonist was always happy and content — neither would you really want to live such a life. Without struggle in your life story you are a hero of nothing.

And if you really were perfectly peaceful and content all the time, it would be as if life were living itself, without a need for your own effort to overcome anything. And in that case, it would be as if you didn’t exist at all…

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