Why Anchoring Hope Matters Right Now

Things are a bit messy right now in the air – literally and figuratively.

    Between environmental calamities, continued civil injustices, political and social unrest, surges of pandemic exposures and financial worries, there’s a thick layer of stress that looms over our world and we’re all feeling it.

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That’s why it’s so important to anchor hope.


    Hope is a vibration that trusts that things will get better. It’s a frequency that relies on faith that you will be taken care of along the way.  It’s a deep knowing that something positive can still appear amidst all these maddening lessons and confusion.

    I’m not asking you to stick your head in a fish-bowl, move to another dimension, take some kind of substance that makes you forget this world.

    No, you’d be missing out on the greatest opportunity to participate in the Divine experiment of finding your place and anchoring your purpose through your one little body, being and soul.

    When you anchor Hope in your heart, you’re allowing your light to spread out beyond your field to spark hope in others. It emanates like a wave because you’re tapping into a higher frequency of love. You may not even know how you effect or affect the world through your actions and words.

    When you radiate the vibration of hope in your being, you’re supporting the upliftment of those who are unfortunate, oppressed, disempowered or displaced. 

    What you hope for you and your family can ripple out when you hope that same thing for others. This grows the energy of compassion and true understanding.

    Hope helps you get up every day and push through the grind. It makes you face the uncomfortable within in order to heal and come home to a higher place of forgiveness,  It makes you strong and gives you invisible wings when you feel weak, beat up, or disappointed by the world.

So don’t give in.


    Don’t give in to the illusion of information that doesn’t resonate with the core truth of who you are.

    Don’t give in to other people’s limitations of themselves as they project that on you.

    Don’t give in to believing in other’s fears and opinions when you are worthy of holding your own feelings as a barometer of truth.

    Don’t give in to believing you can’t accomplish or reach your greatest soul’s expression or vision.

    After all, hope is the water that fuels and feeds your inner garden and your outer experience.  

    Choose to nourish that feeling of hope and know that you’re going to make it through this and more. One day at a time, friends.  This 2020 season will be over soon.

     However, before it goes.  Make sure you anchor that energy of hope to navigate and get you through Mars in Retrograde (September 9 – November  13) and Mercury in Retrograde (October 14 – November 3).  We’re still in for some rough waters so hang tight and keep on believing in good things coming your way!

How to Make a Difference in the World

We are in a time of great change, transformation, and expansion. It’s a very uncertain ride and we are given this opportunity to discern and choose what’s the next step and path. It may feel scary, nerve-racking, or pressure-filled, however, you’re on a course to tune in to your inner truth and rise.

   With this precious gift of time, we can make a difference in the world. It doesn’t have to be a huge effort.

   It can start with a shift in perception, a desire to try something new, or cultivating the actions that make you a better human being.

   The reason why we’re being given the invitation to make a difference in the world is that our political, financial, and educational systems, ideologies, and beliefs are broken. They no longer work for the one-size-fits-all because we don’t live in a box.

   There is a wave of activism that’s challenging spiritual, human, and environmental constructs. It’s opening the doors for many to step into their power and make a difference.

   Are you ready?

   The biggest difference you can make in the world is to ask how you can contribute.

   You came here encoded with gifts, talents, and offerings that are meant to support and add to the collective knowledge bank. You are part of the process and your input matters. When you choose to contribute, you influence the frequency scale of positive or negative and support the collective homeostasis. And right now…we’re a whole lot OFF.

   You may be thinking, “I’m just one person. What can I do?”

   Yes, you are, however, your energy field is bigger than just your physical body and you can influence other fields of energy around you. Your thoughts and intentions even emit a vibration that adds to the frequency of this collective scale. Your self-love contributes to the frequency of love on the physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and material level.

   You are always giving and receiving, consciously, and subconsciously.

   Wouldn’t it be great to contribute to a personal movement of making a difference in the world through one tiny action each day?

   Here are some great ways you can make a difference in the world each day.

    #1. Take care of your own stuff/shit

   •   If you truly want to make a difference, be accountable to yourself and your emotions, and release putting that work on others. Take care of your inner stuff so that you can let go of old conditions, habits, and past events that no longer serve you. The lighter you are, the fewer regrets you carry, the happier and more content you’ll be. That ripples out into the world through your vibration of peace.

    #2. Upgrade your language and viewpoint of yourself and others

   •   To make a difference, you can upgrade your language and viewpoint so that you’re looking through the lens of NOW rather than the past. You can create a different outcome when you come from a current vibration of compassion and respect towards self and others. When you do this, wonder, appreciation, and harmony can appear in your life and relationships. You are heard and received clearly. That helps evolve you to see yourself and others as you are: truly perfect.

   #3. Dare yourself to learn something new

   • When you learn or add a new skill in your life, you upgrade and expand into your true Light nature. You push past the limitation of ‘learning’ because you are experiencing it on multiple levels. You have the capacity to hold so much knowledge, information, and experiences in your soul and human energy field. This can lead to a depth of understanding and awareness that may invite you to share with the world. This can make a difference when you touch that spark of light in other’s minds.

    #4. Practice kindness and demonstrate integrity through your words and actions

   •   The reason why the Golden Rule is such an important foundation of behavior is that like attracts like. When you demonstrate and practice kindness and integrity, you get that back from the world. You also set a precedence for how others treat you. Your one act could trigger a series of actions that ground kindness on different levels of reality. This is a gift that can initiate a change of heart. Practice kindness and compassion for yourself and others and you will raise the vibration and energy of the world for the better.

    #5. See equality and potential in everyone you meet; they are an image and likeness of Spirit just like you

   •   When you recognize that others are mirrors of you, you can shift your judgment and perception to see potential and wonder. When you carry potential and wonder in your heart, you radiate the energy of equality, acceptance, and understanding. Life on Earth is hard and when you realize that everyone has their own soul’s path and destiny, you’ll also see that everyone has their challenges and hardships to bear. Through this perceptive shift, you contribute to the rise in consciousness that allows us to release control, judgment, and expectations of others.

    #6. Contribute to a cause that rings true in your heart

   • A really important way to make a difference in the world is to contribute to organizations and non-profits that resonate with you. These causes are important because they highlight where the world is needing solidarity and help. By contributing – whether it’s with time or money – you help to make the world a better place by adding your part to the big picture. From environmental awareness to help those who are under-served, we can create a circle of giving that helps others to grow and be seen. We can only evolve to the level that we see for our brothers and sisters worldwide. After all, we live on the same planet.

    #7. Make amends for the past and release any self-judgment, blame, or criticism

   • Nothing zaps your energy and vitality than past events that still pull and tug at you. These past events hold you and others in a place of waiting: waiting to be freed. It breeds stagnation and resentment and only offers to replay karmic challenges. Do yourself a favor: let go of what you can’t change. This contributes to the world because it’s putting you in the vibration of forward momentum. Write a letter and burn it. Send a message to someone and apologize. Agree to let go of the effects of the past on you because it’s discoloring your present. When you make amends, you release yourself from blame and judgment. This brings you the freedom and the ability to see the world with new eyes. By releasing the past, you step fully into your power in the present.

    #8. Do something for someone because you can – not because you have to

    • There is creative power and freedom when you follow-through on Spirit’s push to do something for someone because you can or you want to. This releases you from the cycle of obligation to please or feel accepted. It’s your choice and when you do something out of the kindness of your heart, you make a difference in someone’s day. This act of generosity also feeds your soul because you are rippling out the vibration of wanting to see others happy and supported.

    #9. Stand up for those who are bullied, suppressed, or attacked

   • If you want to make a difference in the world, take actions towards causes that highlight injustices. This is a year of 20/20 clear vision. Whatever you choose to do to contribute to equality, freedom, and safety, that’s your choice. Whatever level of support you may give can ripple out into the world, helping others who are disempowered, scared, or oppressed find hope, meaning, and direction. When you stand up for others, you are grounding the vibration of respect and love. You are doing your part to contribute to the upliftment of man vs man mentality in order to change the storyline to a higher outcome of belonging, acceptance, and security.

    #10. Stop apologizing for everything as a form of excuse

    • There’s this undercurrent language that causes us to apologize as a fail-safe mechanism but we don’t always mean it. It excuses poor behavior and creates a cycle of avoidance. For some, it gets us out of having to change. But that breeds stagnancy and escapism. When we stop apologizing for everything as a form of excuse, we start to change the real storyline by actually doing something about it. We can start grounding the vibration of accountability and intent. We can evolve into embracing ourselves so that an apology isn’t necessary to use as a shield from really being seen. When you stop apologizing as an excuse, you start living and the difference you make in the world is astounding.

   So don’t stress or pressure yourself by asking, “How badly does this need to happen?”

   Relax. You’re already doing it.

   Just remember, what you want for you can only come to the degree that you are willing to see that blessing appear for others.

How Be a Rock in the River of Life

Everywhere I turn, there seems to be another wave of bad news layered on top of this celebrity who’s separating along with the economy going kerplunk. It feels like we’re stuck in a Netflix series called ‘You’re Not in Control’ and the plot’s taken a major twist in a dark direction.  And it’s only Season 1.

The plot twist appears to be tied to a lack of control breeding a sense of pandemonium that threatens to overwhelm and drown this planet’s sanity, safety, and peace.  It’s part of the age-old struggle that’s followed mankind since the beginning of time: the quest for survival and evolution.

Hence the dramatic change…

We’re experiencing a truly remarkable dimensional shift of time, energy, and consciousness. The invitation to be like a rock in the river of life is what faces us daily.  It requires such a level of inner strength, integrity, and fortitude.

So how do we manage?

Let’s start by being kind to ourselves so that we can be kind to each other.

It sounds so cheesy, right? Yet, the Golden Rule is a true measure of a heart’s purity.

So many of us in the world project our ideas, opinions, and beliefs, trumpeting conditions, patterns, and ideologies that are being broken and examined for a reason.

This is a period of scrutiny and the 20/20 lens is clearing the filters. This is a period of time where the script is being re-written.

When we’re kind to ourselves, we shift the self-deprecating conversation that happens within and focus only on controlling the thoughts and emotions that pull us away from our Center, our place of being the rock amidst the storm.

Kindness begins with acknowledging that we all have similar basic needs, wants, and desires.  The more we focus on what we share, the more it strengthens our ability to carry ourselves and each other through any challenge.

In a way, it’s a soul language that’s seeded from awareness and respect.

Once we initiate kindness in our lives, we can continue to cultivate that energy by creating a practice that grounds and centers us on a daily basis.

The news, people’s opinions, and our empathic natures cause us to feel the immense energies of the world.  Sometimes it requires true unplugging to tune into what matters – our connection to the moment.

Grounding and centering can look so different for everyone yet serve a universal purpose of connecting to Source energy. It’s a uniquely personal experience that can help to remind us of our place in the world.This is what feeds our inner battery, recharges our faith, and supports us in our journey.

When we tune in to greater energy and purpose than ourselves, we open to receive a higher level of love that helps us grow and evolve.

As we tune in to a greater Source of Love in the Universe, we activate the power of gratitude.

To be a rock in the river, we have to hold the energy of gratitude in our blessings. It’s what gives us the room to grow in true awareness of how connected we are to Source.

Gratitude is like our vitamins and when taken daily, it nourishes our body with light and elements that help us attract and magnetize more.

So be a rock in the river of life.  Cultivate a grounded, kind, and grateful Center so you can truly be an anchor of light in the world and do so much good!

The Invitation

The Invitation

There is an invitation that awaits you every day when you arrive back into your body, this plane, and this world.

It happens once you open your eyes and your mind starts to show you the agenda, stories, and ideas that set the tone and mood of how you begin.

It’s a pattern that we’re so used to that we go into auto-pilot. We go into our routines of work, life, home, relationships, and behaviors. It happens so subtly because our complex mind is always thinking, deciding, flagellating, and reflecting. When we react, it often comes from our internal library of canned responses.

Patterns happen through habitual and psychological actions. They’re often seeded at birth when we observe our role models and how they react and relate to life.

In the journey of awakening into your thoughts, identity, and awareness, there exists the invitation and it’s called conscious choice.

Conscious choice gives you the power to define your beliefs, values, and standards in a personal way that’s deeply aligned to your integrity. Every action and reaction comes from a place of awareness in how your input and output can ripple affect the world. Conscious choice is an awakened choice because your Divine nature recognizes the Divinity in another and this leads to a more open-hearted way of seeing the world.

It’s an upgrade from your normal patterns of thinking. It lifts you to a place of wonder, humility, grace, and joy. It bestows respect and kindness upon others. It’s the invitation step into a higher way of Being.

So how do you answer this invitation?

1. Accept your worth, your place, and your purpose in the world.

You have a right to be here. You have a reason for being here. When you recognize that you are incomparable, you begin to stop looking outside of yourself for veneration or acceptance. This happens because you consciously choose to see yourself as a part of the Divine which bestows your birthright to be here.

2. Consciously choose to be neutral in all things.

It doesn’t mean you don’t care or aren’t plugged in to what’s happening in the world. You can choose to stay abreast of current events without allowing your emotions and heart to feel pulled one way or the other. Sure….there are grave injustices that happen every day and there are people who are there to fight for their rights. You can consciously choose to support by empathetically listening, abstaining from judgment, and seeing the big picture.

3. Be a Light for others in the world.

The world is full of complainers, haters, and judges. You can choose to give in to other people’s issues or you can consciously choose to shine your light. This means you can simply be you. You can radiate your peace, hope, prayers, blessings out into the world without worrying about whether it’s good enough for someone. When you consciously choose to be a Light, you spark that awakening and curiosity in others.

4. Ask for a Day of Heaven on Earth

Why wait till you’re dead to experience Heaven when the conscious choice is to experience it with full awareness in this plane now. You can live in a state where life can flow easily or you can choose resistance in every turn and corner. Consciously choosing and asking for a day of Heaven on Earth is acknowledging the gift that Creator offers through the invitation. When you ask and you believe…it’s exactly what you receive.

5. Ask yourself, “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?”

When you first awaken, instead of going into auto-pilot, grabbing your phone and losing your precious time to the digital world, ask yourself this important question. “How do I consciously choose to behave/feel/act/think today?” If you consciously choose to feel good and happy, then you’ll find your mood is uplifted. If you consciously choose to behave in a kinder, gentler and more peaceful way, you’ll find that your day is brighter.

So what happens if you get the opposite effect?

You awaken into drama and chaos. Your thoughts are filled with dread and worry from your day before. You just don’t feel like you can shake off the blues. Your relationships are still challenging. Your kids won’t leave you alone. You feel like you just can’t get a break.

Does conscious choice still have an influence?

Absolutely. The invitation in applying conscious choice can influence how you react and respond to any situation that faces you. Conscious choice is rooted in balance, equilibrium, and trust. No matter what the world throws at you, you can handle anything when you apply the conscious decision to see the outcome higher.

TODAY changed all of that…

How to Empower Yourself During Times of Change & Transition

Today is Inauguration Day and it brings mixed feelings for me as well as for many people.  Right now, our world feels divided between progress and undefinable change as the face of leadership in this country shifts hands. I found myself faced with this realization early in the day, observing the swell of emotions and opinions of discontent rolling through social media and the political stage.

I could feel the tug and pull of drama, inviting me to distraction and I said to myself…

“WAIT! NO!  There’s gotta be another way. I’m going to make the best I can of this day because…THIS…My Life…is the ONLY stage I can control.”

So I turned off the TV and silenced my email and social media stream.  I looked at my list and made note of my priorities. I grabbed my paperwork and headed to the Foundation Community Center and the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) enrollment center.  I decided that with all the changes happening in the Affordable Care Act, I would TRY and see if I could qualify for health insurance.

Now mind you, here’s a little back story that might give you insight on the significance of this cause.  Over the last 16+ years that I worked as a registered nurse in a major acute care hospital system, I never had health care coverage. Through these years, I’ve been un-insured and paying for all my medical and dental visits in cash.  I’ve been truly blessed that I’ve not had to incur any major costs related to health care.

I operated this way because I chose to work PRN (as needed), which allotted me the highest wage per hour but came with the sacrifice of health and other benefits.  I chose to do this because I valued my “freedom” and didn’t want to be subject to someone else’s rules about my schedule.  Despite the lack of health insurance, I took great care of myself, my daughter and my partner.  We try to maintain healthy behaviors, eat as balanced as possible and take care of ailments as well as prevent conditions from becoming chronic.

I tried many times to qualify for affordable health care but I found paying over $500.00/month for “health insurance” – ridiculous and unjustifiable. Especially because this “health insurance” wouldn’t cover the kind of services I WOULD use on a normal basis such as acupuncture, massage or chiropractic adjustments.  In addition, trying to pay that much as a nurse and single-mother with a mortgage, car payment and business are just too much. So I operated in this fashion for many years, without any coverage or control.

Today changed ALL of that.  

See…I couldn’t afford health insurance at the job I had so I had to QUIT my job and work for myself so that I could afford health insurance through this mandatory government program.  And then, when HAAM stepped in, they covered my monthly premiums from my health plan, essentially giving me the most AMAZEBALLS insurance ever.  THIS is the benefit of living in a city which tries to take care of their musicians.  THANKS AUSTIN!

What? Is this for real you ask?

YES! And like I said, I’m going to make today the BEST day I can for myself because this is the only stage I CAN control.

I invite you to TRY and THINK this way when times get tough and you can’t seem to see the path ahead of you.  Simply put, you’ve got today to make a difference. That’s why during times of uncertainty and change, we have to push all the distractions around us aside so we can take just ONE STEP in a direction that empowers us.  And this step is different for everyone for we all have our own journeys and experiences to live.

This one step starts with one day and could be every day if that is a pattern that you would like to integrate into your life.  That is how habits become formed and how things get done.  When you accomplish even the smallest thing, you feel pretty good inside and if you truly love yourself…you’ll want to continue that feeling.

And honestly, continuing that feeling of goodness within is going to be important during these next four years of a new president.  Because we are in the forefront of change, we must cultivate our own inner barometer for peace and centered-ness within.  We cannot allow the external world to dictate how we create our inner realities.

So I hope you take advantage of the transition that is occurring in the world. Learn to control the only stage that matters – your stage and don’t forget to big yourself up and celebrate when those small single steps turn into BIG rewards in the end!

Bless up,
Anne

P.S.
If you find that you need assistance with all this energy and confusion moving through your life, let me know. I am here to assist you and your Soul Council when you are ready!

Clarity and Closure Speak, Heal and Manifest

As this amazing year draws to a close, preparing for the next year means having clarity about what you want and closure about what you are completing and letting go.

I found this amazing duo to be super handy when I was cleaning my closet and rearranging my world.  I decided to gift myself a rare treat which was to take the day off.  In being clear about the necessity to return to my center, I let go and closed the need to always have to “work and be productive.”  Do you know what came from this powerful insight?  A wonderful song.

Clarity and Closure Speak

When I was crafting this song, the clarity that I received was like a download from The Most High.  I received information that changed my internal framework of being.  That song has stayed with me through out all this time.  In letting go of what I thought I needed to do that day, I laid closure to the pressure that I place on myself.  The gift that came from that was humble gratitude and awareness of our connection with the internal and external world.

Thus I went for a hike.  My friend, Loretta, and I got lost in the greenbelt of Austin on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  I watched in amazement at all the thoughts and emotions that ran the gamut of my mind.

The Stargates of Clarity and Closure

The Stargates of Clarity and Closure

Clarity and Closure Heals

As I watched the interplay of feelings, resistance and experiences take surface, the energy of clarity and closure healed, sealed and closed the deal as I let myself be in the natural surroundings of trees, plants and animals.  It didn’t matter.  We are all connected through the breath and energy of life.  Time ceased to exist.  I expanded. I absorbed.  And I am healed.

Clarity and Closure Manifest

As I prepare for the upcoming year, I reflect on all the wonderful and life-changing experiences I’ve had.  I don’t hold on to memories like others do.  What does get replayed is necessary for its exit.  And so as I embrace the blessings that rain upon me, I am grateful for the opportunities of clarity that I may close what is completed and open what is for my next and highest good.

Surrender

I recently attended a ceremonial event recently where I drew the “Surrender” card.  It was like the Universe slapping me into consciousness.

“I surrender”

I realized this was the magic key! When you surrender to what Great Creator has in store for you and align yourself to Divine Will, then you can move aside and witness the miracle that happens in the unfoldment of your destiny.  This is like watching a movie of your life.  It is being the watcher, director and co-producer.  And surrendering doesn’t mean you succumb to defeat.  On the contrary, it means you align yourself with trusting in the Source to guide you rather than have your own egoic will foretell what is best.

Surrender to the Divine

Surrender to the Divine

“Let go and surrender to what you don’t know.”

When you choose to surrender  your will to The Divine, you allow yourself to trust and step into your full power.

I’ve created vision boards, stated the affirmations, envisioned and wrapped my mind around positive thinking.  What was the big wake-up call was the opportunity to Surrender into the Unknown.  And it’s not just saying it in words.  It is living from your heart and choosing to be in a state of implicit trust and faith.  This is a hard one for sometimes we need validation that we are doing the right thing.  What if I were to tell you – at any given moment in time – you always have a choice to pick the choice for your highest good.  Choose wisely of Life will choose it for you!

How do you let go and Surrender!! 

1. Tap into The Divine Creator and trust that you are being led exactly where you are suppose to be going.

2. Be patient after you ask and let your life unfold naturally.

3. Honor  yourself and others by having gratitude and awareness of everyone’s journey on this life path.

4. Don’t push it.  If you find that what you are surrendering to feels difficult and uncomfortable – then that is an opportunity to check yourself and make the necessary adjustments.

5. Ask that everything be done for your highest and best good!

Give Yourself Permission

What does “Give Yourself Permission” mean?  I recently found out when I had my fingerprints quickly analyzed by Richard Unger.  What I found out nearly threw me for a loop and made me step into who I really am.

“Give Yourself Permission”

I thought I was already doing everything in integrity.  Then I found out that I had the markings of a benign dictator and the traits of a Red Queen.  Essentially, that meant that I had permission from the Universe to kick butt.  Was I really doing it though?

Sure my passions were being played out in my business and practice.  Sure I was living in joy and light. When I got the green light GO though in public, something in me stepped up to the plate fully.  In living in integrity, I decided that I was all that and more!

Give Yourself Permission to live an amazing life!

Give Yourself Permission to ROCK!

“Give Yourself Permission to Answer the Invitation”

When you choose to answer the invitation to step into your full power, you give yourself permission to be bold, courageous, inventive, charismatic and a humble servant of the Divine.

I know that I came down here for a purpose.  I know that there are people I came here to help, spaces to clear and energies to lift.  I know because I feel it resonate in every part of my cells, being and vibration.

And in answering the invitation, you step into responsibility for who you are, what you came here to do and who you serve.  Every step you take in integrity is in alignment with the will of the Divine Creator.

Give Yourself Permission to Take Action!! 

1. Tap into The Most High and ask what to do next.

2. Receive the information and take steps to act on what you hear is for your highest good.

3. Be in honor and integrity with yourself and others by having gratitude and awareness of everyone’s journey on this life path.

4. Be kind to yourself and celebrate the mystery, magic and moments of beauty, fun and achievements!

5. Honor the Earth!  In healing yourself, you heal our Planet! Give thanks!