TURTLE the Symbol for Mother Earth, Longevity & Awakening to Opportunities

turtle symbology

Over five years ago I was in Trinidad to visit my daughter and her family. On that trip I had an experience I will never forget. We went to the North part of Trinidad and saw large sea turtles come ashore, lay their eggs, cover them up with sand and then go back into the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. It was late in the season so we were also treated to the sight of hundreds of baby sea turtles hatching out of their shells and scurrying down to the sea bravely. Turtles have always been important to me. Continue reading “TURTLE the Symbol for Mother Earth, Longevity & Awakening to Opportunities”

The Awe Inspiring Whale


Growing up my grandmother and I would go to the Pt. Loma Lighthouse to watch the whale migration every year. They send chills up and down my spine, especially when they jump out of the water splash back down as they dive deeply into the ocean. Years later I went on an Alaskan cruise, and saw both Killer Whales and a huge pod of Humpback Whales close up. It was amazing. Seeing whales is a tremendous blessing I will always treasure. Continue reading “The Awe Inspiring Whale”

The Power of Hummingbirds

power of hummingbirds

I adore hummingbirds. The thrill of watching
them return every spring fills me with boundless joy and happiness. When I travel I am so pleased to see hummingbirds in so many different parts of the world. There are over 300 species of hummingbirds. They can fly forward and backward, up and down with such great speed while swiftly beating their little wings; they can even hover in the air. Continue reading “The Power of Hummingbirds”

The Magical Raven


This June I will be part of a wonderful educational cruise to Alaska.

As I think about that cruise I remember all the amazing creatures that were there when I went years ago with a friend. In the Pacific Northwest, the Raven was believed to have brought forth life and order to earth. The Native Americans of the area believed the Raven stole the sunlight from one who would keep the world in darkness. Raven is honored in art and on totem poles throughout Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Continue reading “The Magical Raven”

From 17 Seconds to 30 Days is All it Takes


It boggles my mind that from mystics to great thinkers we are consistently told that it only takes a short time to manifest our dreams. It may only take 17- 68 seconds of focus daily to bring yourself into alignment “vibrationally” for your hopes and wishes to start to unfold. In the same vein countless books are written on the 30 day plan to heal your body, change your career or improve your cash flow. All of these only require a positive mind set and that you discipline your mind, or as Wayne Dyer says “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.” The problem with all of this for me, is that I know that it’s true and that I am still a little lazy in my focused thought. Continue reading “From 17 Seconds to 30 Days is All it Takes”

Dante: Horses As Spiritual Teachers

horses as spiritual teachers

Last June I had an extraordinary experience with an animal I had not expected to even encounter. My cousin Angela has a large beautiful coal black horse she calls Dante. He has some physical ailments. She asked me to come over while I was visiting Minnesota and Reiki her horse. Of course I agreed and suggested we all Reiki him together. Angela and my other cousin Mary are both Reiki practitioners and what I thought would be a normal Reiki session turned into a mystical experience for me. Continue reading “Dante: Horses As Spiritual Teachers”