Abundance has to be welcomed to show up. This isn’t obvious if one isn’t aware of the principles of manifestation. Today I thought I would go over just three of the various principles I’ve learned over the decades as a transformational teacher and healer.
- Be. Beingness is the first step to manifesting anything. Like attracts like in this universe, and so a scarcity mentality cannot possibly attract wealth and contain it for any period of time. Practicing thinking, feeling, and behaving as if one is already wealthy is a crucial step to having an abundant life.
- Do. Unlike some well-meaning but mistaken ideas out there, wealth doesn’t just come to those who haven’t generated the energy of wealth outwardly. As water seeks its own balance, so it is with the flow of compensation. One must begin to do things differently than they were doing them when they weren’t attracting what they wanted. It’s a universal law that what one gives comes back to the receiver multiplied. To attract wealth, one must begin to give in wealthy ways. Tithing is one way to do this. Setting up a plan of action to consistently serve others is another.
- Have. For some, this is the hardest way of being. It involves being open to receiving. You see, receiving and giving are the same energy, and so if one is unable to truly receive, they cannot truly give. Checking in to see what the motive is underneath the giving can lend insights into the internal work that must be done to truly become a giver that is unattached to the gift. A gift that’s done in expectation of reciprocal gifts is not a gift, it is an unspoken barter. When there’s attachment to an act of gifting, there wasn’t any gifting happening. Similarly, when one is unable to receive, the gift of the joy of giving is thwarted. The person trying to gift you isn’t able to generate abundance in their own lives in relation to you. Receiving and expressing gratitude to others and in one’s heart are acts of havingness that expand into wealthy ways of being.
These are truly basic, quick ideas about wealth consciousness, but there is much more to these teachings. Remembering that the order to abundance is to be, do, and have is a great start.
What do you want more of in your life? Recently, I asked this question to a few thousand people, and the responses came pouring in. More love, more money, more travel, and to know what one wants were the prevalent themes.
When I originally posed this question, I was working on a program I’ve been creating and wanted to see which focus would serve the most people. It didn’t occur to me that I had already been serving up what I serve up best, and that the people who were following me on social media were there because of what they found with me. This single realization was an entrepreneurial epiphany on caffeine.
It’s true that an entrepreneurial venture is one of the most powerful incubators for spiritual growth. When I first heard that statement, I didn’t get it. Now, after years of enduring the white hot heat of entrepreneurialism, I totally get it. Many transformations take place in honing all of the different aspects of a business, and everything in it reflect the person who’s creating it. If one doesn’t continue to get their act together, the business will fail. Oh yes, and only the heavy duty stick-with-it-ers win. This mix is a cauldron of personal growth and transformation.
Giving up is not in the vocabulary of an true entrepreneur. Changing, re-aligning, shifting ideas around, finding resources, finding information, working harder, working smarter, learning to balance, researching, delegating, laser-focused introspection, communication, team work, social skills, belief, dogged faith and determination, relentless self-inventory…these and more are all a part of creating and running a business.
What does this have to do with the question I posed? In seeking to serve the most people and asking them how I could serve them what they truly wanted, I found out what the heart of my business was. Years of being coached didn’t uncover this precious gem. I’ve agonized over it, taken quiz after quiz, courses, read libraries of books, listened to videos, ad nauseum. But after all was said and done, the single most powerful step I’ve taken came out of prayer and meditation, and a deep desire to serve.
What were the steps I took? First, I tried everything else I could think of. When none of it offered my answer, I gave up and told Source to just give me a sign please. Then I lived in surrender for a while. I felt an urge to serve and put out a call in the form of a question to everyone I knew. The a~ha moment came only after I had given up my own agenda and opened my heart fully to serving others. It’s happened before, but now I’m seeing the pattern and it has a definite flavor.
The places in my life where I have fully given myself to service, heart and soul, are the places where the richest gifts have come to me. They’re the places where I had no expectation, and the gifts arrived like a universal, colossal Christmas of a tidal wave.
Here are the things I’ve learned about how to run a successful business so far in no special order:
1. Show up regularly and fully.
2. Honor the concept of time.
3. See what is wanted and needed, and give that.
4. Have fun no matter what.
5. If it lights you up, it’s yours to do.
6. Put Source, God, your Higher Self, whatever you call It, first.
7. Banish negative thoughts and negative people.
8. Focus on what’s working and do more of that.
9. Live a healthy lifestyle.
10. Pour love into everything you’re doing.
11. Honor the people you serve.
12. Be willing to receive.
13. Always go the extra mile.
14. There’s no such thing as competition when the Divine is in charge.
15. Procrastination is a sign that it’s time to dance and listen to what your body needs you to know.
16. Every single thing turns out better if you pray first.
17. Love yourself.
18. Be very flexible and open.
19. Great support comes in unexpected ways if you keep your eyes open.
20. Give more of what you don’t have enough of.
I was a vegetarian for 23 years, and a vegan for the last three of those years. Throughout those years I was a copious reader of nutritional information, supplementing my diet, eating all of the various vegetables, proper proteins, etc, to ensure I was healthy. The last year of this I became severely ill. Turned out I was allergic/sensitive to: soy, yeast, wheat, gluten, tomatoes and dairy (even though I wasn’t consuming dairy at the time). An intensive diet for years and years had taken its toll on my particular body chemistry.
Although I was a practicing yogini for many of these years, I still held quite a bit of judgment about meat-eaters. When I began to consume meat again, my body healed dramatically. In this whole process, I learned so much from spirit about judgments, attitudes, processes, and personal journeys. My original intent for vegetarianism was due to my compassion for animals. I still hold this compassion, and have had to lean into new expanded awarenesses of the cycles of life, death, and rebirth. I have also learned a new compassion for people. We are all doing the best we can with the cards life has dealt.
I have had plenty of years now to experience my own judgment of meat-eating coming back at me. Karma’s a bitch. It’s interesting to me to experience this judgment from people who have only met me in the last 15 years. Some of them have no idea what my life journey has been, but they are intent on teaching me the error of my ways. I recognize that zeal, that enthusiasm for what one feels is the very best thing they’re contributing to the world. I’m looking forward to the day that we collectively understand that no one path is best for everyone, but rather that we each have our unique journeys, lessons, paths to awareness.
Everyone was asking me how it went. They followed my Facebook journey of a vision I’ve had for years that came to me and stuck like honey, sticky and annoying, but oh so sweet and good. At first I wanted nothing to do with it because it terrified me. Imagine seeing something so amazing and then finding out that this awesome undertaking is yours? Terror. I spent about two years running away from it, avoiding it, denying it.
This vision haunted me, and when I mentioned it to a few friends, they continued to ask me about how it was coming along. The questions were a blessing and a heavy burden as I wrestled with my longing and fought with perfectionism, divine timing, and a maddening drip of information. You see, I had snapshots of this vision but no idea of the details, the how, the when, the mechanics.
Pieces began to show up, and I realized slowly that I had to be in a state of complete surrender for this awesome vision to move through me. I had to be willing to be inside of not knowing, and still put one foot in front of the other. I have never, in my years of facilitating, leading, and creating, had to surrender this far. I had to surrender everything.
Realizing this ridiculously vulnerable level of surrender explained my initial terror and the ensuing chaos leading up to the first official event. We think things happen to us, but truly there is a direct correlation between our resistance and the details of our lives, and how they reflect our inner world perfectly. Fully aware of this, I chose a date, secured it with a yoga studio, and off we went. The dramatic stories about not having a space, not knowing who was attending (if anyone), being offered a space out of nowhere, having people I had never even met show up, personal life crises leading up to the date of the event, all of these things were clearly testing my commitment and forcing me to trust.
Imagine meeting someone for the first time who tells you that they heard your name when they were swimming in the ocean two years earlier and so they followed that guidance and did a Google search, which led them to this event face to face that you’ve spent years knowing was yours to manifest? The Divine was winking hard when I sat in the first sacred circle of this vision and this dear woman told me how she had found me. This is the type of mad miracle I live with, and similar stories of spontaneous healings, synchronicity, and last-minute saving graces over the years since I dedicated my life to Her work. I can only surmise that the level to which I am willing to surrender to Grace is in direct proportion to these occurrences of outrageous and magical “coincidence”.
The event was far from what my vision depicts, and yet deep in my belly I have absolutely no doubt that this is the beginning of that creation. I have had very clear instructions showing up now in the form of signs. People have expressed a sudden knowing that they are supposed to do this with me. What I need and desire for support has shown up precisely when I need it. I feel a fire in my yoni with this vision’s name on it.
How did the first gathering go? In a few words, it went great and everyone loved it. They want more. I want more. I have been seduced fully by the Divine and cannot resist the allure, the pull, the sweetness of the fulfillment of this vision. The Goddess Temple is here to stay, and I have fully surrendered. The orgasmic wave has only just begun to tremble and I will be riding this wave for a long, long, long time.
~image taken by Erica Tripp Photography and enhanced by Lucinda Kinch
Friendly reminder here. There are times when we wonder if anyone really loves us. Ever feel that way? We want to believe it, and yet there can be this little voice inside that tells us they really don’t. It tells us that everyone out there has their own best interest in mind, that they’re only being nice, but when push comes to shove they’re just giving us lip service.
I’m here to tell you that getting a handle on that voice is totally an inside job. There is absolutely nothing you can do to shut it up permanently, but you can certainly turn down the volume and add a new character. The Self Love Queen, yes, that’s what I’m talkin’ about.
You see, if you begin practicing self-love, you start to notice it everywhere. People respond to you differently. Nice things happen. You get bonus gifts from the universe and happy surprises. Dogs and babies flirt with you, and your popularity gets a major boost.
Think about it. Why the hell would you like someone who doesn’t even like themselves? Tough to do, right?! Sure, you can like them a bit, pity them some, and even get your inner martyr stoked on saving them from their own self loathing, but do you really want to hang out with them much? It’s depressing because no matter how much love you send their way, they cannot and will not soak it up. A person who doesn’t love themselves can’t receive more love then they have their inner barometer set for. It’s similar to water. It seeks it’s own level.
That said, the most efficient way to love and be loved is to work out your self love muscles. Practice doing nice things for yourself. Force yourself to look in the mirror and deliver a genuine compliment. If you can’t find anything right, then make it up until you can muster some belief about it. Take some extra time caring for that precious body of yours and start feeding it some fresh, delicious food. Drink more water. Take a walk somewhere beautiful.
Give yourself a foot massage with some divinely scented lotion, and finally take a break and read that book you always wanted to read. When someone gives you a compliment, just say thank you. Mean it. Locate the place in your life where you feel short-changed and set about giving yourself more. Whether it’s more friendship, more free time, more laughter, more sex, more gifts, more appreciation…find a way to have more until you feel filled up. Then do it again.
The only way to receive more is to be a larger container for what you want to receive. Start flexing those love muscles, my friend, and see what happens. I’d love to hear about your experiences with this and how you opened your life to more love.
It’s a little known fact that what grows in our yards is there to heal us. When I heard this for the first time, I was so excited that I scoured my yard for clues as to what herbs and weeds were showing up to help us, and could easily connect their healing properties to exactly what we needed.
Years ago we moved into an apartment house with a small hill in the back. To my delight, the landlords didn’t use pesticides. The hill was covered in plantain, a weed (herb) that most people try to get rid of to create an ultra uniform, grassy lawn. The landlord’s child and my son were both suffering from different skin maladies at the time, and I knew that plantain was our ally. Plantain knew it before I did because it was growing there in proliferation, ready to assist us.
I did what any shamanic plant medicine woman would do. I gathered up my drum and sat with plantain and drummed. Journeying with plantain gave me the instructions needed to create the perfect salve for healing the children’s skin afflictions. With great respect and love, I picked the plantain leaves as directed, and created an infusion with oil from them. Following the recipe given to me in my journey, I created a salve with the oil, some essential oils, beeswax from a local farm, and other healing ingredients. This salve did the trick perfectly, and both children were relieved and healed.
Then someone at the local school got wind of my healing salve and asked me for a jar. She happened to have a daughter who suffered miserably with eczema that defied all medical treatments. The salve I created was the one thing that healed her. Go figure.
Such is the power of working with the earth, the plants and plant spirits, and the spirit world with respect and love. A company could learn the chemical constituents of what was in that salve and copy the product, but I highly doubt it would be so effective. When plants are measured down to their chemical properties and extracted into milligrams, they are no longer a whole unit. They’re stripped of the full range of properties that make up the plant, and devoid of the plant spirit. If the FDA insists on measuring quantity without individualized collaboration with the spirits of the plants, they will effectively strip away the essential nature of plant spirit medicine, and the profound healing that can take place.
Years ago, my husband didn’t like the huge comfrey stalks what grew outside our basement door and mowed them down to the ground one day. He didn’t understand my affection for all plants wild and unruly, and preferred a neat, uniform appearance. Unfortunately, when he came home with broken ribs from a new karate class the next week, we had to call around to find friends with comfrey to make the poultices that relieved his pain and healed his ribs in record time. You see, comfrey knew before we did that my husband would need help and was graciously proliferating the back of the house.
It’s possible for me to go to the doctor with an ailment and learn the diagnosis, come home and go out into my yard for clues as to what the deeper cause might be. I’ve found strong connections between the dandelions and help with an immune system disorder. We have mint leaves along the whole side of the house that have celebrated summer picnics with us, healed tummy aches, and soothed headaches. Nature has immense gifts and absolute magic awaiting us if we simply partner with her.
According to the ads you see in media, it does. It smells good, or overwhelming, or subtle and delicious. It could, however, be so pervasive that it makes people sick in the wake of your departure, grateful to find oxygen again so that they can breathe.
The whole point, however, is to evoke a response and leave the world feeling awed by your freshness or teetering with desire. Is it the perfume that does this, or is it your confidence while wearing it, or is it the way you expressed yourself? You’ll never know for certain, I imagine.
What it will not do is shift your aura, rock your chakras into balance, or heal deep-seated emotional scars. Perfume won’t relieve stress, get you hot to trot, or to help you with easing grief over a lost loved one. I’ve also never known it to relieve menstrual cramps or to release old worn-out ways of being. Perfume is simply a chemical formula that mimics the physical scent of powerful healing plant properties.
It’s actually a bit toxic if you think about it. Perfume is a combination of chemical compounds and artificial fragrances that can wreak havoc on one’s immune system, cause breathing difficulties over time, and trigger allergic responses.
Way back when I first began studying aromatherapy, I began to notice a strange response to the commercial perfumes I’d always used. They didn’t smell as good anymore. They began to smell like chemicals and I was amazed at how working with pure essential oils could train my nose so quickly. The pure, natural scents of true plant essences is completely different from the artificial chemical fragrances on the market. Once one is introduced to the finest, it is impossible to go back. When an essential oil is one hundred percent pure, most people have no allergic responses to it whatsoever. Interestingly, it is the chemicals in scents that cause adverse reactions.
I’ve been blending healing essential oil blends now for about 11 years and it never gets old. The folks who use these incredible oils are always surprised at the subtlety and beauty of how they work. An aphrodisiac blend truly does evoke passion on many levels. Our sense of smell is the most primal of all senses, making essential oils a powerful modality for healing or enjoyment.
Healing sessions are deeply integrated with support of an essential oil blend, especially when it’s personalized. The plant essences work on your energetic system, bringing holistic alignment, The mind, body and soul are all affected, soothed, healed, and transformed.
From a shamanic perspective, essential oils are a plant spirit collaborative. The essential oil is not just a sensory experience! The spirit of each plant works with me when I’m blending, and they stay with the product to aid the person in healing.
It’s impossible in one article to go into the details of all that essential oils hold for healing. This is a brief overview and a short introduction. To really gain a sense of the magic and profound power of this healing modality, one need only use a blend that has been created by an expert shamanic aromatherapist. The results speak for themselves.
If you find that you’re in a cycle of repeated patterns and are hitting a wall with frustration, chances are your energetic system is blocked or contracted. This often happens as a result of trauma, mild or severe, or even simply because of our emotional and mental reactions to what we perceive to be anything other than love from an outside source.
If we’re hurt, our energy bodies contract, which can result in emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual manifestations of dis~ease over time. The underlying cause is energetic, always.
In a healing session, I utilize a wide range of energetic modalities to locate and transmute the contracted energy. Some of this energy can even be energy that isn’t ours, but has found a place in us to cling, and it can distort our natural way of being in ways that feel out of alignment with who we are. These energies are removed using a shamanic process called extraction, and they’re transmuted so that they can no longer affect us.
How do these energies end up stuck to us in the first place? When we have a physical or emotional shock or hurt, a part of our soul can fragment to protect us from the full force of the hurt. This is called soul fragmentation. This leaves a void in our energy body, which is automatically vulnerable to outside energies seeking a place to land.
In our culture, people are tended to by doctors and nurses if their bodies are wounded or ill. Psychologists help to heal the mental and emotional bodies. The spiritual, soul malady is neglected, however, and we are left to wonder why we never feel quite ourselves again, or why we are trying to fill the “void” with all manner of addictions.
Shamans have been addressing the whole person for millennia, and have effective and simple ways to bring a person into alignment so that often, something that is stubbornly refusing to heal with medication, counseling, or nutrition, is swiftly healed by a soul retrieval and integration, an extraction, and divination.
In my healing sessions, I use shamanic processes wherever I intuitively feel they are needed. My sessions with people address their individual and unique needs accordingly, and so they’re not a one size fits all experience. With thirty years of healing work in my medicine bag, I utilize what’s needed when it’s needed.
My gigantic medicine bag has years of mediumship abilities, psychometry, and psychic skills. I use a pendulum to dowse as we work together, often clearing past, present, and future life misalignments and opening energy pathways with spiritual response therapy. As an intuitive using clairvoyance, clairaudience, and clairsentience, I will scan someone’s field even from a distance intuitively to see where the blocks are in their system.
A master coach of decades, I utilize my coaching skills to empower the inner knowing of my clients for a swift and catalytic shift in whatever area they are ready to shift. This saves time, and money, not to mention the priceless gift of less suffering.
As a priestess, I call in sacred space, higher awareness, archangels, guides, and master teachers and ascended masters to hold the highest vibration possible for our work together. With my background as a white tantric yoga teacher, I have wisdom to draw from that is mystical and rare, which I can impart to assist in the support of your overall well-being. A certified herbalist and aromatherapist, I also have the exquisite tools of the plant world at my fingertips should someone need a personalized essence to help them integrate as they are healing.
In essence, if you desire to finally heal or shift, and you want the very highest level healer available, you would do well to call on me. There is no area of spiritual healing work I haven’t studied, and the spirit helpers I work with are the most powerful, loving guides and have worked with me over a multitude of lifetimes and dimensions.
Healing sessions can be done by phone or skype, and so distance is not a challenge. If you’re finding you are facing some of the blocks that are up now for people in the shift of our planetary vibration, with the biggest personal growth opportunities of our times, message me for an appointment and give yourself a break. You don’t need to suffer with this by yourself when help is right here.
Contact Oceana at firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries or to book your healing session.
I am beyond thrilled, my peeps!
For years I have whipped up yummilicious products in my kitchen for all manner of spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional healing. When I had cramps, I would blend together healing essential oils into drops that I could massage into my back and get relief.
When I wanted to smell divine, I would simply pull out my case of a kazillion organic essential oils and devote myself to creating something irresistable. When a friend had an issue, such as painfully dry cracked heels, I couldn’t help myself but would immediately set out to conjure up a balm of the most amazingly healing butters, oils, and essences that would conquer the malady…and it would work.
It truly didn’t occur to me that I might want to package and sell these items for quite some years. And when I did think of it, I couldn’t fathom the process of how to package, label or market said items. I didn’t want to bother with it. Content was I to bask in the auras of my herb garden, digging around, drumming in the fairies, journeying into the spirits of the plants to work with me to heal my loved ones.
I did, and still do enjoy taking clients for appointments to create personalized essential oil blends…a process that consists of sitting and talking for a while, taking notes, watching their auras change and shift, and indulging them in smelling all of the fabulous oils I have. The final step is where I blend a special little bottle full of oils that are specific to them, to their issues, to their noses…which aids and supports them through whatever they are going through in their lives at that time.
It’s a joy for me to do these sessions, and it is magical the way the oils work on such a subtle level and do their magical mysterious healing.
That said, the thought of bottling up scents and selling them to the public? I toyed with it for years, started and stopped and had hurdle after hurdle…until now. Finally I employed the support and knowledge of other women in business…entrepreneurs, if you will. Through trial and error, I’ve overcome many challenges, the most of which have been my self doubts.
Today, I am proud to announce that I have succeeded in packaging several of my favorite creations. I am continuing to move forward through my penchant for perfection and settle for less than perfect. They are good enough. They are actually supremely divine say my friends, but my ego will never admit it.
I offer to you the very first of my babies, with many more to follow soon. I am whipping up miracles in my kitchen daily, and brainstorming names.
Interested in a healing session with a personalized aromatherapy blend? Email Goddess Oceana to schedule or to ask more questions at email@example.com. If you live too far for an in person session, I work well over skype.