Category Archives: Spirituality

How To Find Your Spirit Animal & What it Says About Your Personality

In life, we tend to gravitate towards things that we like and avoid things that we don’t. While this is usually an instinctual thing that can help keep us alive, there are fundamental lessons in both the things we avoid and the things we are drawn to.

When I was first introduced to spirit animals, I assumed mine would be my favorite animal. I later found out that this isn’t always the case. Our spirit animal is a symbolic representation of our life that has certain behaviors, tendencies, and patterns that we can learn from in order to better understand ourselves.

Finding Your Spirit Animal

That is why it was suggested to me that perhaps the spirit animal that would serve my growth the most was an animal that I was afraid of. Now there are many reasons why we may be afraid of an animal.


Perhaps you walked into a large spider web as a kid, were bit by a dog, or in the case of batman; had a negative experience surrounding bats.

Whatever your experience, there is typically an animal that makes your hair stand on end and all of your senses turn on, making your very alert when you suspect it might be around. Continue reading

4 Transformative Rituals To Practice During The Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is one of the most important natural events of the year. It’s the longest day and signifies a shift in the Earth’s cycles, and in our relationship to them as the Northern Hemisphere is bathed in light.

There’s a reason so many cultures around the world and throughout human history have seen the summer solstice as a sacred and divine day! What better time to go outside, take a moment, pause, and connect deeply with yourself than when nature’s peaking in energy?

Here are a few rituals to help you enjoy and empower yourself during the summer solstice.

1. See the Sunrise:


The rising of the sun is a symbolic time, a sign of new beginnings and rebirth. The sunrise of the summer solstice is the most powerful one of all, and participating in it can give you energy for the year to come.

First, find a place from which the sunrise can be seen. The more secluded and natural the better, but if that isn’t possible, any view will do.

Arrive a little early so you have time to relax and prepare yourself for the moment. Take a few deep breaths and relax your body.

As the sun begins to rise, meditate on your own new beginnings. What can you harness the energy of the summer solstice for in your own life? Feel free to close your eyes and visualize that golden orb inside of you, burning and providing heat, energy, and life. Breathe in deeply and feel each breath giving you more energy and growing the sun inside. Continue reading

The Native American Story of Two Wolves Will Change Your Perspective on Life

How you experience the world is in the privacy of your own mind. You reign supreme power in your own inner kingdom, so pay close attention to what kind of mental environment you’re creating for yourself.

Our thoughts can be our worst enemy, if we let them. Creating greater peace and confidence is dependent on your ability to manage your thoughts, after all, this battle can be won because we have the power of choice.

The Story of Two Wolves

shutterstock_168501863This Native American Indian Legend has stood the test of time – and with good reason. Celebrated for its potent simplicity and widespread applicability, the story of Two Wolves resonates with everyone who reads it.

In its essence, it teaches us that negative thinking is perfectly normal. But, we should never underestimate the dangerous power of fostering a negative inner dialogue.

At a minimum, negative thinking can overwhelm our positive thoughts, destructing any and every good thought in its path.

The legend goes:

An old Indian Cherokee chief used a fable of two wolves to teach his grandson about life.

shutterstock_210050137He began, “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” Continue reading

The 3 Main Types of Intuition: How To Know Your Strongest Sense

Our intuition is for more than just receiving psychic messages. While many of us may not identify as psychic per say, we are more intuitive than we often give ourselves credit for. Knowing what type of intuition is strongest for us and how we can access is so helpful!

Imagine having a sense of trust in your knowing about personal relationships, professional goals, and deep desires. Being fully connected to our intuition is a major factor in finding success and happiness. Not everyone experiences intuition in the same way. Here are the three most common forms of intuition to help you identify yours:

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Clairvoyance, which means “clear sight”, is probably the most well-known type of intuitive or psychic power.

Clairvoyants are able to access visual telepathic information about objects, people, physical locations, as well as other realms and spirit guides. Continue reading

5 Tip For Raising Star, Crystal or Indigo Children

What does it mean to be a Star, Crystal or Indigo child? Many people see these labels as just that – simply labels that make a group of people feel special. The fundamental differences of a Star, Crystal or Indigo person is their core purpose in life.


Our consciousness exists beyond this physical realm, we’ve all experienced “life” outside of this physical reality.

When our awareness chose to incarnate on this planet, we chose a kind of template of our life. Throughout many life times, we have chosen contrasting experiences to better understand ourselves as an extension of Source or God. In this life, if you have chosen to create a beneficial, radical change through whatever means whether it be art, technology, science, writing – or anything you are passionate about; you are an Star, Crystal or Indigo child.

If you can see the blatant corruption of this world, see what’s really going on, dream of a world of unity, and think it can actually happen – you are an Star, Crystal or Indigo child.

If you think a 9 to 5 job, the design of our society and how things are going on this planet are “good” or “just the way it is”, you don’t fall into the category of Star, Crystal or Indigo people. That doesn’t mean you are less important, unique and beautiful in any way. It means your path is not shifting the state of the world.

That is THE quality all Star, Crystal or Indigo people share – it’s the intense desire for change. 

As a child, almost all of us have this inherent understanding. Over time, we are conditioned and numbed to potential of what humanity could be. If you are a parent with a baby or young child, it is vital you allow them flourish in the way they need to. Children are naturally loving, non-judgemental, and incredibly wise when they are in a nurturing environment. Give you children the water they need for their seeds to grow.


1. Don’t Cut Their Hair

According to North American traditions, hair is an extension of the nervous system, and spiritual journeyers who grow their hair experience an increase in their abilities.

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There are a number of other cultures, faiths and beliefs that also promote growing and hiding of hair, and it has long tradition throughout human culture.

Cutting hair is not like normal for us. Many of us experience haircuts as painfully traumatic and experience deep shock and a sense of loss afterwards. It’s like the intensity of breaking up with a lover kind of loss. Continue reading

The Great Antidepressant Debate: Which Side Are You On?

Let’s talk honestly about depression, suicide, antidepressants and ‘tapering off’ your medication.

Recently I wrote an article that tackled the antidepressant issue in part, and as Internet trolls do, a lady immediately came along commenting that I’m an idiot for saying that people can come off antidepressants without tapering off. I completely disagree.shutterstock_324566462

Like many people who have had intense spiritual journeys, my personal journey has been through the path of depression and suicide. My first nearly successful suicide attempt was at 14, and I have had another major attempt since then. I spent a large part of my life very medicated, from the age of 5, and have been hospitalized multiple times for what psychiatry termed ‘breakdowns’ – I now know these were layers of major spiritual awakening, the first of which happened at 4.

According to medicine and psychiatry I have two types of epilepsy, temporal lobe and whole brain, and I have bipolar with chronic and INCURABLE depression. Here’s the real kicker though – I am allergic to every antiepileptic medication except one, and that is so prohibitively expensive I’d need a job JUST to afford the medication monthly. I am also allergic to all antidepressants barring a very small handful – within weeks of starting a course of antidepressants I turn suicidal. It has the exact OPPOSITE effect on me. I’m also allergic to lithium.

So when I speak about the journey of depression, suicide and antidepressant medication, I do this from a very personal point of view. In addition I coach and help people with this journey.

In a way I was lucky that I am so heavily allergic to these medications, because first I got to see the wide range of medications out there and the long process they take you through, second because I have personally experienced stopping most of the medications on the market suddenly, and lastly because my situation meant that I HAD to look for alternative forms of treatment.

The problem with ‘Science’

As a woman of deep faith, I tend to have the same issue with ‘science’ based arguments that others do when we proffer spiritual or religious proof.

placebopillScience is a very abstract concept – a false god if you will. We speak about scientific ‘proof’, but science changes all the time, and what is ‘proof’ and ‘truth’ to them today can be totally different next week. They admit it’s best guess.

Secondly all scientific proof is based on the ‘rules of truth’ that science has currently accepted for that area. So you can prove gravity to me mathematically by using the rules of the science of gravity, but you can’t show me gravity or let me experience it.

When science comes along with ‘proof’ of something, it’s according to the rules science has made up. Science has gotten really good at this, giving us scales that tell us what we are and where we fit in.

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