I had a re-discovery of Joseph Campbell recently, whose teachings I’ve been aware of since childhood when my mom listened to his conversations with Bill Moyer and bought his book, The Power of Myth.

Joseph Campbell lectured about myths from all over the world that inform us of who we are and where we come from, and as an adult, it’s so refreshing to read about them from his very scholarly standpoint.

I tend to not get too “out there” in my discourses, as the whole idea of clairvoyance in and of itself is pretty “out there” for a lot of people (although to be honest, it is rather simple and something we are all evolving into – remember how we only use about 10% of our brain capacity?). However, there are some common threads in world religion and mythology that point to something much deeper beneath the surface than we allow into our mundane, everyday lives. Things that have to do with the very fabric of our reality.

This video above is rather rambling, but I just wanted to point out a couple of interesting things that came up for me in re-reading Joseph Campbell, and thinking about Jainism, moksha, samsara, the Tree of Life, and Yggdrasil.

One thing that is pretty fascinating is how we all automatically think of the sky or look up when we think of God. What is kind of funny is that, if you think of primitive humans looking up at the stars, what do you think would come out of the sky?

I don’t get a lot into aliens in the things I teach, as getting too much into the alien thing is MOST DEFINITELY out there, but the concept really does amuse me. How could there NOT be life on other planets? The multi-verse is more expansive than we can possibly imagine! The idea that we are the only form of life, and that we are the most advanced (hah!) is pure hubris.

Can you imagine that some of these myths early humans created are indeed based on reality? I was in Canada this summer, and had the honor of getting to meet a mystical artist who, like me, is half Indian and half Irish, although she is native while I am from the Indian sub-continent. We were talking about legends and myths, star people and shape-shifters, and she told me to read the story of the White Buffalo Calf Woman, a super natural being who interacted with the tribal people. I did some channeling while I was up there, and the Ascended Masters told me to read the story of Nanabozho, who was a shape-shifter from another realm, to learn more about the sacred land (known as the home of the Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka), that I was in. You see, these legends are full of stories of mystical beings appearing on earth. That they were made up, or a figment of someone’s imagination, is just the boring way to explain it away.

Our reality is full of so much more mystery than we can even imagine! All we have to do is be open, be willing to be surprised, and to look beyond the veil for deeper meanings. And then, things will start to unfold.

If you need help with that unfolding, I’m here to help with readings, energy healings, on-demand meditations and my psychic development training program. So just reach out! 🙂

People say I’m a gifted intuitive, but I honestly think one of my greatest talents lies in my ability to successfully (and diligently) shop for bargains. Maybe it’s my sixth sense for spying deals, and maybe it’s my spiritual support team – I communicate incredibly well with my guides when I’m shopping – but my knack for finding amazing things at astounding prices is nothing short of miraculous.

I am totally serious!

I have stumbled across…

$200 jeans that actually fit me for $20?!

beautiful dresses with $400 price tags for $8?!

cashmere sweaters for $5?!

And so many other amazing and incredible things – shoes, bags, makeup, beauty products, etc. – that it would take me all day to list them.

There are a lot of places (new and vintage) to get deals in LA, and my guides even help when I ask them to…steering me to the right racks…sending uplifting messages through music…even connecting me to the right sales people. Just today, a handsome young man (does that make me sound like a grandma or what?) looked at me and asked “Do you need help with anything?” I smiled and said no, and then he said “Well just let me know if you need anything at all, ok? I’m here to help you.” I know this might sound crazy, but I totally felt like that was my guides/the universe coming through, because earlier this morning I had asked them for help, to feel happy and loved and supported. Not only did they get me a free parking spot right in front of the Beverly Connection, where there are only a handful of free 45 minute parking spots (it’s a pay-to-park lot), but they helped me score a beautiful pair of Valentino sunglasses for an UNEARTHLY deal.

Kicking the Bargain Habit with the Perfect Shopping Formula

After my son was born, I started scaling back with my shopping habit. It just isn’t right for 3 year old Ivan to be dragged from shop to shop –  he needs to be at the park, not at TJ Maxx. I decided to shop for clothes only 4 times per year – spring, summer, fall, and winter. Once a quarter I get to shop for about two weeks to get everything I need for that season (without Ivan in tow). This plan has been working really well. I no longer shop for clothes randomly. Now I’ve got a formula. Trends + seasons + checklists = wardrobe.

Finding a Balance

But I realized I was still shopping regularly, and I felt GUILTY about it. I need to get gifts all the time, things for the home, and toys, clothes, and shoes for Ivan. I mean, I only bring Ivan to shop with me once a week or so, but the whole notion of shopping, acquiring things, spending time on all these material pursuits…sometimes it feels like it’s not the best thing to focus on. I mean come on, SHOPPING? as a hobby? Ridiculous.

I love to shop, though. It takes my mind off of things, and I’m able to focus, and also to totally manifest what I’m looking for. It’s fun for me, and it’s relaxing. I feel like I’m talented at it, and I love the thrill of finding things, and of asking my guides for help, and then receiving it. For more info on how you can do this with your guides, check out my Spirit Guides workshop here.

Indulging Yourself Prudently

Sometimes our greatest talents are things we’re not necessarily proud of, or things we just don’t take seriously. But by bargain shopping, I’m allocating the funds we have to more important things, like Ivan’s education, and to my business – saving hundreds on sunglasses means I can go to spiritual workshops and classes to learn new healing methods and modalities that will help clients. It’s my way of budgeting wisely while still allowing myself to have the nice things I didn’t have as a kid.

I have a lot of talents, and I’m sure you do too. I’m good at doing readings and healings for people, and I love it. I’m good at cooking. I’m great at being on time, at planning and being accountable and dependable. I don’t know if I’m a talented artist, but I’m learning how to paint. And there are other things I’m forgetting right now.

There are so many things to learn, to work on, to practice and play and get into in this lifetime. Maybe I’ll decide I don’t want to shop at all anymore, or maybe I’ll find a new system for miscellaneous gift and household shopping that will free up my time for other things.

But for the mean time, I think I’ll stop feeling guilty for loving to do something shallow. It relaxes me, brings me joy, and takes my mind off of all my worries – and for now, what more could I want out of a hobby?

Signs, Signs, Signs!


A lot of people have been asking me about signs lately. They’ll notice a certain sequence of numbers, and then see those numbers everywhere: 444, 555, 11:11, etc. Some people will see butterflies, or messages in billboards, or hear songs on the radio. Sometimes, the messages in these signs are ridiculously clear. Other times, not so much. But generally speaking, signs show up because you’re looking for them. You’re expecting them. And so, you notice them. The interpretation of signs is more personal – that’s up to you – but the fact that you’re noticing signs at all points to an interesting facet of the development of your awareness of the seen and unseen universe around you.

Ivan is a little over a year and a half now, and he’s had this habit of pulling books off the bookshelf since he could stand up to reach them. But not just any books. They tend to be books with a message I need. It’s one of the ways I get signs these days. Yesterday, he pulled the book “Sixth Sense” by Stuart Wilde off the shelf and sat in my client chair pretending to read it (upside down). I thought it was hilarious. And then I flipped a few pages, and realized I never really did read the whole thing from cover to cover. It’s a good book! Stuart Wilde is a lot of fun. And I love this quote, on page 38, about the power of noticing things:
“The mind is lazy. It has trained itself to ignore everything except those things that scare it or please it. By forcing the mind to notice things, you engage it, telling it you want to be aware of life. By stimulating the five senses, you bridge to the extrasensory perception of the subtle body.”
He goes on to discuss the importance of just noticing the world around you and putting a stop to the incessant jabbering of the mind, which is all about “me, me, me” and keeps you trapped in the demands of the ego. How much are you not noticing by being caught up in your thoughts? Stuart suggests just becoming aware of the room you’re in, the street you’re on, the details of the world, without judgement. One of my favorite teachers, Sonia Choquette, has said the same thing. I can hear her voice in my head even now, saying “Pay attention.” 
The more you pay attention, the more your awareness grows. It’s about being here, being present, being mindful. Regardless of whether you’re noticing people walking around you, or the number of license plates that have a “456” in them, you’re taking your mind out of your sense of self and your ego’s perception of reality, and into a deeper, more truthful view of the world around you. You will see more and more signs, and receive more and more guidance.
What signs have you been noticing lately? What do they represent to you?