A Pause & Reflection on Death & Tragedy

In the wake of the sudden death of Kobie Bryant, a shooting in Hingham, and loss.

Today I pause.

I sit in quiet reflection of all that transpired during a short period of time while I was away for a quick sacred couples get-a-way this weekend in Maine.

The past 36 hours have been trippy to say the least, and an indicator of the imbalances energetically in general we have on Earth. The Universe sadly does not discriminate which makes what we experienced that more challenging at times.

Indoor portion of our New Moon Ceremony in York, Maine.

On top of the loss of my beloved Ava who passed away on January 8th this year, the Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash killing all on board and the “domestic dispute” resulting in a shooting in my – so called SAFE – home town in Hingham, there is a lot to pull back from, sit, digest, and go within allowing all that is to surface while baring witness to it all. It is a lot to filter in a 24 hour span of time.

First, Life is short …

It is important to remember …

… that when we plan our lives out to have the best house, the best car, the best of everything materially possible, we also do NOT forget to LOVE without motive & LIVE LIFE.

One of many heart rocks I stumbled upon over a short 24 hour period of time while in Maine

Some of the things I hear when working with the terminally ill and dying in preparation for transition into the spirit world:
▪ Will I remember how much I love my wife when I die?
▪ Will it be painful when I die?
▪ Will my family be ok when I die?
▪ Will I go to hell?
▪ Was I a good enough person to go to heaven?
▪ I am afraid
▪ I want my family to know how much I love them.
▪ I am sorry for putting my family through this.
▪ I hurt (name), I do not want to die without them knowing I am sorry & ask for forgiveness.

Couples New Moon ceremony

No one has ever said …
▪I wish I had a bigger house or better car
▪I want more money.
▪I want to be a workaholic
etc etc

I am grateful for time away with my honey this past weekend for some quiet sacred couples time complete with a new moon ceremony, jacuzzi tubs, large stone fireplaces, laughter, music, nature, food, and more.


New Moon Ceremony on York Beach
  • I am thankful for loved ones who believe in me.
  • I am present to experiencing all life has to offer
  • I know love does NOT have conditions and to allow it to flow freely and effortlessly – I am still working on this
  • I stop comparing myself to ideologies and others as that line of thinking no longer serves me.
  • I continue to work on decolonizing my mindset in order to step fully into my power understanding this is the secret to healing the pandemic of unresolved trauma
  • I will continue to rise up for those in vulnerable communities and situations.
  • I will continue to rise up against oppressors, abusers, rapists, traffickers, racists, etc.
  • I will continue to own my truth confidently even if that means I do it alone.
  • I trust that my soul has my back and all is as it should be
  • I listen to the whispers of the divine within me
  • I tap into the wisdom of the trees, water, earth, air, as well to the ancestors of this land & those before me.
Do you see her? Saw this on a walk in the woods in Maine.

This is just a start – I will keep adding on my own as this makes for very long read if I continue on here. hahahaha.

At the end of the day, I have learned the power in the pause when tragedy hits. It has taken me over 15 years to understand how powerful of a tool this can be to gain perspective and clarity.


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Wisdom Of The Stormy Seas

We can learn so much from nature if we just stop, pause and listen to the ancient wisdoms, divine voice, etc. I went to the beach after an early morning appointment and could not believe my eyes with the raging seas day 4 AFTER the major storm that devastated this region.

So I stopped and paused.

Listened to the waves and channeled this message:

Mother Earth is sure pissed.
She breathes.
She lives.
“Why don’t they see me”, she says
” Why don’t they feel me” with each wave crashing over
“Don’t they hear my tears”?

She’s making her stance
Letting humanity know that abusing her is no longer tolerated.

“Abuse me”, she says
“And I will reclaim all the gifts  I’ve given you”.

Change is imminent.
What does man do now?
Does he hear her cries?
Does he feel her pain?
Mother Earth is pissed.

As she cleanses herself of man’s trash from the depths of the raging seas
She helps cleanse My soul.

I feel you.
You and I are one.
Feed me and I will teach respect.
Cleanse me and I will be your voice
Nourish me and I will teach your wisdoms.

What do we do from here?
Can man see beyond?
See beyond the minute
Thank you.
I hear you.
I feel you.
I align with you.”


I love it when I receive messages from the divine.

Hope what is given here serves as food for thought as we go through our “busy” day, to remember how connected we are to our Mother Earth, and to align with her.

We are experiencing a great opportunity, a paradigm shift. That shift which is fundamental when the usual way of thinking about or doing something is replaced by a new and different way.

Our Mother Earth is alive and breathing. Despite all the technology that is supposed to keep us connected, we are more disconnected than ever. When we connect with our Mother Earth, we connect to our own BE-ing and essence.

Remember she lives. She breathes. Take a moment and connect to her. Take 5 minutes and feel her.

In case you missed it, please check out my 2018 cosmic forecast:  “A Year of Magic, Miracles, Paradoxes, Social Justice, and Opportunities. PLUS, 5 Tips To Guide You in 2018” 

Have a beautiful day,


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I love trees. They have so much to say if we quiet the mind and listen to their wisdom. ..There is such beauty in the storm. We just have to shift our perspective a bit and open our eyes to see. .Today’s tree message: ..”I reach to the sky with my extended branches. Catching each snowflake andLetting it melt into my bark. ..My roots are nourished asI drink up and quench my thirst.I extend my reach undergroundTo brace myself in these winds.My trunk holds me steady As I ride out this stormBalancing my branches aboveAnd my roots below. ..I provide you nourishment tooAnd provide you with the air you breathe.Why have you forsaken me?Do not see my intrinsic value? ..We are connectedYou and IDon’t you see?Don’t you see?Respect meLove meNourish meAnd I will provide for you

I love trees. They have so much to say if we quiet the mind and listen to their wisdom. .
There is such beauty in the storm. We just have to shift our perspective a bit and open our eyes to see. .
Today’s tree message: .
“I reach to the sky 
with my extended branches. 
Catching each snowflake and
Letting it melt into my bark. .
My roots are nourished as
I drink up and quench my thirst.
I extend my reach underground
To brace myself in these winds.

My trunk holds me steady 
As I ride out this storm
Balancing my branches above
And my roots below. .
I provide you nourishment too
And provide you with the air you breathe.
Why have you forsaken me?
Do not see my intrinsic value? .
We are connected
You and I
Don’t you see?
Don’t you see?

Respect me
Love me
Nourish me
And I will provide for you

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