Letter to My Inner Child

Letter to My Inner Child

It’s tough growing up, sometimes. You look to the adults to give you what you need and want. But, you must understand that they are in pain, and often unable to cope with life in healthy, loving ways. There are so many things you need to know: Little Lisa, you’ve no idea how loved you are. How smart, beautiful, creative, capable, and special you are and will always be. Your confusion and pain cloud the truth – that you are so dearly loved. You did nothing wrong and are not at fault. Others put the blame on you to divert attention from their flaws and failures. As long as they focus on something else, they don’t have to look at, address , or take responsibility for their own poor decisions and unhappiness. They are not your responsibility, so no blame lies with you. You were only a girl doing your best to be happy despite your environment. Blame is the language of victimhood which doesn’t allow one to take responsibility. Though they lied to you, those lies weren’t meant for you; the sad truth is, they were actually lying to themselves. And they still are. There is a great deal of truth and wisdom in “I’m rubber, you’re glue – everything you say bounces off of me and sticks to you!” The many times you were told that you were undeserving, they were feeling undeserving, and wanted you to be more like them. But the truth is, you deserve everything you want, all the wonderful things that life has to offer. They try and try to make you feel...
Cutting Ties

Cutting Ties

There are times when you just have to walk away – from a relationship, a job, a situation, or even a habit – that is no longer working for you. Some things are easier to quit and leave, others are not. You may have no problem leaving a toxic work environment, but quitting that smoking habit, or leaving that stalled relationship with the bad boy/girl seems to take everything you’ve got. A very helpful way to ritualize and shift the energy around a situation whose end has come, is to cut the cord(s). Ritual alerts the Universe of your intention to make a change. It also speaks to the primal, subconscious part of your psyche where logic isn’t understood, but symbols reign supreme.   In relationships we form etheric cords of attachment. These cords can be loving, healthy connections, or they can be unhealthy, dysfunctional, and/or soul-sucking attachments. Ew! No thank you to the latter. We form energetic connections to places, habits and patterns, people, how we identify ourselves, and just about any situation that makes us feel good or the complete opposite of good. For instance, you may be attached to the place where you grew up, or you may identify yourself as being of a certain political party. You may be the person who always has a smoke in hand, or you may really love your alma mater. I’m using some pretty innocuous examples here, but there are some very ugly, nasty situations that call for seriously kick-ass mo-jo. When there comes a time that you realize that the person/place/thing you once loved, doesn’t feel good any...
Full Moon in Sagittarius Alchemical Reading

Full Moon in Sagittarius Alchemical Reading

The purpose of this reading is to decipher the current energies related to the Full Moon, and to guide and inform us on how to best work consciously with energy so that we will benefit. This reading takes us from the Full Moon forward 2 weeks, until the New Moon. The cards are drawn as close as possible to the apex of the Full Moon, and consist of an animal totem from the Medicine Card deck, a card from the Goddess Oracle deck, and a crystal ally from the Crystal Oracle deck. Together, these cards inform our primordial selves with information that has been deeply encoded in our psyche for many lifetimes. The cards drawn at the exact moment of the Full Moon are Rhodochrosite, Sheila Na Gig, and Armadillo. Overall, the cards suggest a dichotomy of softening and opening, along with an awareness of boundaries. The greater details lie below, along with some questions to ask yourself, and some exercises to guide you to the answers within. Rhodochrosite – You are being called to examine the traits you don’t like in others, and, instead of judging them as bad, or avoiding them, look at the mirror they hold up for you; what is it that they reflect back to you, that you avoid or dislike within yourself? Cultivate a compassionate attitude and you will soon realize that the judgements we make about others, are the same judgements we make about ourselves. Develop forgiveness towards yourself and others, and see beyond your perceptions of “good” and “bad.” All of life, all relationships, are a mixture of positive and negative,...