The Eleventh Problem
The Eleventh Problem
I was reveiwing a new book the other day and came upon the eleventh problem in the book the Napkin, the Melon & the Monkey..How to Be Happy and Successful by Simply Changing Your Mind authored by Barbara Burke. Odd name for a book, probably why it caught my eye. "For the ten problems of life--family troubles, work problems and money worries, finding your way in the world --I have no solution. But you have an eleventh problem. For that one I have help.....The eleventh problem is your view that you should not have the ten problems. You can never get away from life's problems. Thinking you can will always make you want to run from your life." A-ha! For me, when I push away or ignore a problem it gets bigger. They will always be there, it's how I approach it and who I am Be-ing in the middle of it.
I have been working/playing on our new web-store all month. I tackled what I thougth was a big job and eventually made it smaller by never giving up. It has been a labor of love and will grow as my knowledge and time allow. Each month we will feature new items to help inspire and support your spiritual path. Your feed back would be helpful. Is it easy to navigate? Did you find what you where looking for? What items would you like to see on this site?
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I would like to extended a warm welcome to the newest member of our Higher Self family. Evie Sawaquat
is a dear friend and mentor. Her list of talents and abilities are too vast to print here. Click here
to see her profile. She is available every Monday from 11 am- 4pm.
Many Blessings with Love, Light and Hope,
Carol Schulte is available on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm.
She offers Reiki, Raindrop Therapy.
There are alot of events going on this month.
Make sure you check the calendar.
Show and Tell Saturdays, Reiki II class, Psychi Fair and Shirely Southerland is coming to visit. Also, Ricki will be going to a Rock/Gem Show the weekend of the 20th.
The Rune for March is: Othila: Retreat, Separation, Inheritance
From the earliest days of my studies in metaphysics I have been taught that there would come a time when humanity would walk away from their materialism and inherit their true abundance as the Divine and Spiritual Beings they are. This month’s Rune tells us that the time has come…
Probably the most important attitude for each of us as we step away from old-fashioned ways of life and into the more universal dimensions and experiences is gratitude… not only for what is passing from our lives and all those things they have brought us… but for the new understandings and knowledge we are welcoming… now…
If this sounds like a prediction that the world is coming to an end, it is not! It is simply a declaration that the amnesia that has affected us all for so long is finally beginning to clear from the minds of mass consciousness… And as it clears we are set to inherit the true wealth of Universal Source.
(Reference book: The Book of Runes, by Ralph Blum
The card from The Faeries' Oracle, by Brian Froud for March is: Honesty
As each of us progresses along our pathways of enlightenment (whether consciously or unconsciously) honesty is essential. And honesty must be both outward and inward. It is easy to understand the need for outward honesty… especially as we continue in a culture where greed and competition continue to be revered. But even more key to our ascension is the self honesty which very few people have thought about…
And this card is not talking about the obvious things like not stealing or falsifying information. It is talking about the kind of honesty that keeps you aligned with your own ethics and your own promises to yourself. Like what? Like… did you make a New Year’s Resolution… and keep it? Did you promise yourself to start dieting Monday and then let it slide a week or a month or… Did you set the intention to be more loving and compassionate and then let yourself slide into judgment or criticism? This is the job for March… to be honest with yourself… which inevitably leads to the honesty with all others which our world hungers for.
Sounds like March is going to be a very pivotal and interesting month!
Namasté, dear Lightworkers!
Daniele and her Angelic Guide, Sarrinn, offer Channeled Readings and Divine Grace Healing to help you live your most joy-filled dreams now. Also: Divine Grace Reiki, Deeksha, Hypnosis, monthly articles in Sedona Journal, classes and more… Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. Until 4 p.m. At The Higher Self Bookstore.
On March 7th become a Certified Reiki II Practitioner; April 11th - Reiki Master; and May 1 & 2 - Divine Grace Healing. Divine Grace Healing is also available as a home study course!
Daniele now offers Deeksha & Darshan every Friday at 1 PM at the store. Suggested donation: $5/$10. Beginning in March, those who are interested will also learn how to give Deeksha to others!
Call the store at: 231.941.5805 for more information about any of Daniele's classes or to preregister. More information is also available at: www.LightandBalance.com/Classes
Hello you rock hounds and houndettes
It’s that time again. The first of the month, a new beginning and a new rock! Who shall it be for March? Hmmm. Well you’ll all agree this has been a winter of clearing, relearning and just plain “What more can happen?” The stone that can help you make sense of all this hoo-ha is RUTILATED QUARTZ. It helps to clear up those cloudy thoughts and helps you to integrate the new learnings, physically and spiritually.
We all know that winter was created for down time and new inner pursuits; it’s the time for reassessing and recharging our batteries. And being the brilliant children we are we would all do that if the world would just leave us alone. So we try to do as much as we can and still keep our other commitments (working, cooking, cleaning & refereeing) and wonder why we can’t think straight! Rutilated quartz helps you to reenergize by repairing and reinforcing any leaks in your aura. They are highly protective stones. They break up negative energy and remove any blocks to forward movement. There great at releasing the past. Place the quartz in the palm of your left hand and then cover it with your right. Now sitting quietly allow the past regrets to flow out of your right hand downward into the stone. Give yourself some time for this and just let go. When you feel the stone has absorbed enough, set it aside until you have time to cleanse it under running cold water. If it has been a very deep and painful release, thank the stone and take it to the nearest body of running water and toss it in. Then carry with you for the next week another stone to help you stay in balance. (I’ve done it, it really works. Many cultures believe the color of the Rutilation signifies the angel that is working with you. Gold is Archangel Michael, Red is Urial, Silver is Gabriel and Black is Asreal. No matter which color you choose your spiritual connections will be clearer and if you channel so will your abilities.
So until next month light beings, Namaste much love and peace.
Kafi Gaultier is available on Saturdays 11 am - 6 pm.
She offers Tarot, Reiki, Magnified Healing and Healing Point Massage.
Chakras and Breath
By Verta Odziana,
Intuitive, Chakra Healing w/Harp
I am going to help you understand Chakras, breath, placement, what they do, and how to help these wonderful spinning wheels of energy inside of us in the next few months. A Chakra is a receptor and a vortex that receives, perceives, and filters energies from you and the world around you. When you subconsciously or consciously choose to deal or not to deal with energies, you choose whether your chakras will be healthy, vital, malfunctioning, or shut down.
Before we go into any depth on chakras the first thing we all need to understand is that we need to breathe, get oxygen in the body, calm the mind and body to create any type of awareness of ourselves. The breath is us. There are four basic food groups, vegetable, meat, grain and fruit. WRONG. We need the fifth, air. Without air in our bodies nothing works. So here is what we are going to do. There are gateways on the pads of each finger. These gateways go to each part of our bodies. Today, you will learn to use them and next month you will learn more about how it affects the chakras. Yes we need to breathe in order to exercise and belong to our chakras. Go figure.
We will start with the little finger pad and the thumb pad. Place your thumb on the pad of your little finger, this opens the gateway to the heart. Breath in and out, shoulders down, if possible stomach goes in when breath is released. PRACTICE, you can do this. Now, take three deep breaths in and out while holding pads of thumb and baby finger, feel it in your heart. Move pad of thumb to ring finger pad, the gateway to the lower body, and breath three times, SLOWLY in and out. Move Thumb to "universal" finger pad and breathe slowly in and out three times. This is for the whole body, just breathe. Do more than three if you wish. Then move the thumb pad to the index, pointy, blaming finger pad. This is for the upper body. Breathe in and out three or more times. When you go through the four finger pads (gateways), you are releasing your seven basic chakras, helping them to move with the energy of breath and silencing the mind. What a concept.
Compassion is the awareness and understanding of another’s “predicament” without actually entering in to that predicament or pain ourselves. It begins as an awareness of another’s plight, be it physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual. It is having an understanding of the issues another is dealing with, whether that be through personal experience, or simply knowledge through observation. The more life experiences we have had, the better we are at understanding what others are going through and the temptation is to sympathize. Compassion is the ability to understand, empathize, and offer assistance, but without resonating with or entering into the energy ourselves- without entering into the energy of the situation. We have all heard; “You cannot solve a problem on the level of the problem.” Sympathy is that; an entering into and a resonating with the energy of the situation. It is an attempt to solve a problem on the level of the problem.
Marilyn Raffale is available on Wednesdays 10:30am-4pm
She offers Channeling, Intuitive Energy Healing & Liquid Light
Happy Trails to You....Ted Andrews...Until We Meet Again!
Animals touch our hearts and minds in wise and mysterious ways that are often beyond words. Yes, that's exactly where I found myself when starting to write about an author and his classic book that continues to bring so much joy to my life. How to begin? I thought to myself, "What would Ted say?" - and his words, along with a message from Mother Earth/Mother Nature follow:
Ted speaks - "Thank you for spreading the word about my work – Mother Nature thanks you, too! Her wish for All is to honor and respect 'All Your Relations' on the planet – from the elements to the elephants – leaving out no thing and no one."
Under the blanket of snow lies a sleeping giant. With the coming Spring equinox she shakes off the last of Winter’s finery and spreads the green carpet out in greeting.
Mother Nature speaks - "Let’s walk a while and I’ll share my stories with you. It’s your story as well, for you have always been a part of the natural world – city or country dweller – it doesn’t matter."
"Just know this – the way your tribe treats all living things changes when you understand how you touch the 'web' with your very breath."
"I asked Ted to be a trail guide and master story teller, so that his words would speak to your hearts and minds. Inspiring you to know yourselves better, as you learn how I speak to you in signs, symbols and the calls of the wild."
Books become bridges when they carry the truth of worlds beyond our imaginings – and so it is with Ted Andrews' works. My copy of “Animal – Speak” has become like an old friend - always ready to share my latest encounters with a particular creature by providing insights into it’s history, habits and folklore.
"Animal–Speak” has a dictionary of over 100 different animals, birds, insects and reptiles. It’s the feature I use the most and makes this book a great gift for any animal lover. There are also several different exercises to explore, including; meeting and working with your totem animal, reading animal and nature signs, the meaning of landscapes, and understanding the language of birds.
Along with this classic reference book, Ted Andrews has written several companion books, which are also available at the Higher Self. Look for his titles “Animal-Wise”, “Feathered Omens” and “Nature-Speak”, as well as the “Animal-Speak Pocket Guide” for nature lovers on the go!
I am grateful to Ted Andrews, for being the guide you wish to have at your side while exploring the great outdoors or the inner journey of dreamtime and imagination. He devoted his life to giving back the love and wisdom that he found in nature, so that we might choose to share that deep connection as well.
Ted passed last October - a few weeks before, I had spent a magical afternoon at one of his favorite places, Brukner Nature Center, in my hometown of Troy, Ohio. It's funny, looking back on that visit, I remember thinking how great it would be to replace my well-worn copy of "Animal-Speak" and ask Ted to sign it. I had no idea that possibility was fading into the sunset, just the wish to share a moment with a fellow nature lover.
My friend, Elaine, who attended a memorial service for Ted in December, remembers talking with the current manager of Brukner after the service. She told Elaine that during the period when Ted and his wife volunteered at the nature center, they always fed the animals on holidays, so the staff could have the time off. Every holiday.
May Nature bless your life with Joy!
Missy Purcell is available on Fridays 4-6pm
She offers Tarot Card Readings, Reiki, Crystal Stone Healing,
Raindrop Thearpy & Divine Grace Healing
From My Heart...
I was sitting here today looking outside as I decided to take the day off. Lately, and what I mean by that is for the majority of the last 6 years, I have very few days off…I write a lot for newsletters, the blog and other things, and I have sessions throughout the week that can get a bit scattered. I’m often off working parties, and other functions, all in light of moving forward in what I believe in. But today I just didn’t want to do any of it. Nothing. I looked out the window at the snow-covered grass and across the way to the bay. I remembered how just the other day I saw 2 giant Bald Eagles fly by my window and I remembered the chill that went down my spine as I was mesmerized by their grace and beauty. It was at that moment that I thought to myself, “Wow, wouldn't likely see that if I hadn’t moved up to Traverse City…” Click Here for the rest of the story...
Channel, Hypnotherapist, Personal Development Instructor
Jennifer will soon be offering INSPIRATIONAL POETIC MESSAGES from your Guides! These will make great gifts and will be available soon! Call for more information or watch the Higher Self emails for details to come!
Jennifer is also available for phone readings, as well as private parties. Be sure to check out the Soul Balancing lectures as well as different "Show & Tell" topics!
Jennifer Tavana is available on Thursday from 11am - 4pm.
She offers Spirit Guide Channel/Intermediate, Medium, Past-Life Regression, & Hypnosis
By Betty McCormack
Hello from chilly Florida. It has been a very unusual winter for warm, sunny Florida. There have been continued low temperatures since December. The vegetation is beginning to show signs of this lengthy ‘chill’. The leaves are brown, curled, and much of the vegetation is dying. How is this symbolic to our lives? If you have been my student, you will have double vision and know that it’s easy to understand on the physical realm but what about the meaning energetically?
This ‘continued chill’ in a normally warm state, how does it apply to our lives? Could it be that we are being shown that even in our lives, it is a ‘winter’ time when all things of nature die off…only to be reborn in the spring? Because as we see the vegetation dying in Florida, we know that soon, it will be spring here and where the old has left, new will take its place. Those of you who live in Michigan year round watch this process each and every year.
However, the message is radiating out to other points on the Earth. This is a message for all of us and it’s validated with the Astrology that begins March 1. We see March beginning with two major planets in retrograde.
(Retrograde is designated on a horoscope with an R and x combined. Usually the symbol is colored red. This indicates that the planet has reached an orbit that is causing it to be in line with the Earth’s orbit. During this time, it appears that the planet has ‘stalled’ in its own orbit. We know that this is not true that the planet is still in its movement around the Sun; it just appears that it has stopped moving. What does a retrograde mean energetically? It means that the planet is ‘holding’ a pattern to give us here on Earth an opportunity to use the planet’s energy to the maximum. In other words, the planet is giving us an opportunity to slow down, realize the planet’s energy, and create to our betterment what the planet can give us.)
Mars with its energy of physical desire and need; with its fiery temperament; with its power and energy is retrograde from March 1 – 9. Mars is giving us the opportunity to use its power and energy to determine what it is in our physical lives that we desire vs need. Usually it is the other way around…we must furnish our physical needs to survive but could it be that we are being told to dig deeper beyond our needs to what it is that we desire? Look closely at what it is that are needs in your life. Commit to fulfilling them for your physical survival but take this time when Mars is giving you maximum energy and power to determine what it is that you desire for your life. Remember the foliage…it is in hibernation but soon will burst forth with new growth. You are being given an opening to manifest that which you ‘desire’ in your life. Move in that direction using Mars’ physical strength.
Saturn is also retrograde at the beginning of March and continues until the end of March. Saturn is heavy energy….serious…structured….rule and law….practical and restrictions….discipline and duty….responsibility especially to society….the taskmaster who teaches….tough life’s lessons. I’m sure we can all relate to the energy that is prevailing on our Earth at the moment. The energy of our economy….the tough life’s lessons we are all learning from the practical restrictions that are being imposed upon us by the rule and law of our monetary economy. This is Saturn energy as it is conjunct the Earth for most of March.
(Conjunction of two planets. If the energy of the planets can affect us on Earth, how do the energies affect each other? If two planets are within 7 degrees of each other…they are joined in energy. They are working together as one.)
We see the Earth and Saturn conjunct and working together. We are definitely learning tough life’s lessons here on Earth about putting structure around our lives. Disciplining ourselves as to our true values.
But, combine Mars with Saturn….we are being given the chance to use extra power and strength from Mars to learn these lessons of Saturn; what it is that is truly important to us and move beyond. Looking into what it is that we desire in our lives…..Manifestation. This is a time when we can apply that which we know. We create our worlds by our thoughts. Keep your thoughts upbeat…keep your desires and goals at the forefront….new beginnings are just around the corner…..spring is one its way…..
I will be back in Traverse City in April and I look forward to seeing all of my new friends. Call the Higher Self for dates and times of my June Intuitive Development Classes. Also, a nationally board certified hypnosis class in May with a continuation in June of a Certified Past Life Regression Class.
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To Get Out Of It You Must Be In It!
I have started walking, usually in the mornings. I know, I thought an alien had possessed my body as well - the jury is still out. Anyway, I'm up to about two miles in 45 minutes. Yes! This is good.
A couple mornings ago, after wrapping myself up in coat, scarf, hat and gloves, I started out and immediately noticed just how cold it was. I've been walking in the cold (I am in Northern Michigan you know!), but today the wind was up and I was very tempted to turn around and take off all the layers (why I haven't bought long johns yet is a mystery), and put in a Jane Fonda video.
But I kept moving forward. My mind started playing with the possibilities of getting what I wanted in a shorter period of time so I could get out (of the cold!). I don't run. A couple years ago my sister and I ran across a parking lot to see if we could run because it had been so long since we did. We could, we were happy about that, and we stopped. A week or so ago I had to run across Garfield to get to the track - it wasn't awful. Last weekend end my sister was walking with me and suggested a short jog - 30 seconds. I made it 20 seconds. It wasn't awful.
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