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Welcome, September!

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I have been looking forward to this month for some time — a big month ahead!

  1. It’s my birthday month!  I have some fun things planned for myself.  As one of my artist’s dates, I am taking myself to see Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood perform some improvisation.  I also finally signed up for an Akashic record training class. (I’ve been waiting over half a year for this!)
  2. This is a big workshop month (including the very beginning of October)!  I will be presenting on my trip to the Camino, 2 Meditation classes, and a Vision Workshop.
  3. I making my way into the second half of the Artist’s Way program.  It has already been a great ride — I’m excited for what’s still to come!

What are you looking forward to/celebrating this September?

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Flashback from the Camino: Bed Bugs

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Since I’m scheduling a bunch of posts ahead of time, it seemed a good time to do some more Camino flashbacks from last year.  I fell upon this entry from July 25, 2017.  I was in the last week of my journey and had discovered I had bed bugs.  Thankfully, the incident was pretty minor — and actually fairly convenient, all considered — plus I knew I would be heading home soon.

I’m going to give the dryer 10-15 more minutes.  Then, I’ll let them have it early.  Bed bugs today.  Pretty sure of it.  Today was a great day for humility — put all of my stuff out to spray , and everyone walked by (all the people I know), and I’ve also been walking around in shorts and a (sports) bra.  I’ve gotten pretty used to it now; actually, I kind of wanted another quiet evening, and I guess I got it, because I’ve kind of secluded myself.  I feel a bit like a leper.  I seem to be making the biggest deal of it, though.  Everyone else seems to be not as freaked about it.  Some have even had them already.  I guess I now feel like my experience is complete!  I just plan on this being the extent of it.  Tomorrow I will wash and dry everything again.  Then, I should hopefully be done.  I may do just one more wash Thursday to make Brian happy.  It will mean clean clothes for the next couple of days anyway.  So much for the romantic embrace from Brian on Monday!  He will probably NOT want to touch me, as he’s giving me my change of clothes and bagging up my backpack.  Ah well.

1110, 5’s and 2’s, and the Egret

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Mercury retrograde is over, and the weekend ended with a beautiful BANG! I had a fun night in Chicago at Tapster for my friend’s birthday. (That girl helps put the “Chicago” in this Chicago suburbanite!) This morning I went for a nice 2-hour walk with my mom and spotted one of my favorite birds.  This afternoon I took some steps to finally move my poor dog Bowser toward a raw food diet.

AND this weekend I FINISHED a rough draft of my home movie on the Camino on iMovie. What’s beautiful about this last one is that my mom and I attempted this project a year ago. We put HOURS of work into the project, only to have the software fail us at the last step. Inspiration hit me just this past week, and I decided to give the process another go with iMovie this time, a program I’ve recently begun to master because of work! So, FINALLY a year later I have something even better than we had envisioned before.  AND it turns out that we were able to easily transfer the photos and the soundtrack we’d created, so the work we’d done last year was not in vain!

On to the symbolism!

As I mentioned in my last post, 8/18/18 @ 8:18, I’ve been getting the message to clear some things out, wrap some things up, and focus on what I want to manifest. Great stuff!  These new number combos continue this theme.  5’s and 2’s are about trusting that the changes we are experiencing are for the highest good.  Multiple 1’s is a reminder of new beginnings, with the 0 amplifying them.  (Make a wish!)  Spirit is with us and ready to create!  The egret has been called an “opportunistic bird”, another reminder to keep the eyes on the prize and go for it!

How were your last few weeks?  I’m still doing some reflecting, but keep an eye out for this article coming soon: “Learnings from This Past Mercury Retrograde” (Had quite a few this go around!) Much love and many blessings. (Can you see the ducks, too?)

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A Joyedian’s Tale: Living with the Remnants of Another Me

Dear angels, God, Ascended Masters, Entities of Light, saints, Mother Gaia (Earth) . . .  and any and all beings for the good of all concerned, thank you for another day and for being a part of it.

Attempting to write blog posts in chunks is not so great for this Virgo, Gemini Moon, Aquarius Rising individual. This is my third time sitting down to write this post, and I find myself saying: “Oh, that was SO this morning.”   I blame the Gemini.

This is the house, the house that I live in.

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Hi, Bowser!

I’ve lived in it for 10 years, most of those years with Brian, the love of my life.  When I bought this house I had just moved out of my parents’ house, was 4 years into a career, and imagined I would settle in, maybe for the rest of my life.  Soon after, Brian moved in, then 2 cats (to keep each other company) . . . then a dog (for Brian) . . . and then finally another dog because  — obviously — we are crazy.

Now, looking back, much has changed.  I left that “career” job years ago.  I’ve had at least 6 other jobs since then, and now I have absolutely no urge to “settle down.”  In fact, I’ve spent some of the best moments of my life in other states and countries.

I realized: I’m an entirely new person, living in the shell of an old me.

The good news is that Brian and I now finally have a shared dream.  We’re going to go mobile.  Today we started a shared Google Doc so that we can work on our plan whenever the mood strikes us.  (Planning can be tough with two entirely different work schedules.)   We’ve begun talking about the bare essentials we’d need to take with us and some changes we’d need to make, such as:

  • selling our home and finding someone to host us so that we’d have an actual “permanent address” for mail and the like
  • a shared crossover vehicle, instead of our 2 compact cars. (Enough to hold 4 pet carriers as well as all of our belongings!)
  • new health insurance

This is my dream — to make my life the Camino: to live every day as an adventure.  It’s time for the next adventure, and the whole family’s going this time!

Here’s to our dreams!  Much love and many blessings!

Another Walking Journey . . . The Kumano Kodo

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I’ve been wandering a bit, looking for a direction for this blog.  I think I’ve found it.  I’m a Lightworker and Adventurer, and here is my journey.  I hope you may find some benefit for you.

Adventuring: The Kumano Kodo (Japan)

Last Fall I was inspired by the documentary: Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago to walk the Camino de Santiago, 500 miles through northern Spain.  I got a few minor and major kicks from the universe to get going on that journey, sooner rather than later, so in spring of 2017 I set the date and gave myself 2 months to prepare. I left for St. Jean Pied de Porte, France on July 26th and embarked on my 31-day journey.

When you are working on a dream, you must have one ready in the wings, and I received my next inspiration while still walking the Camino.  Some travelers spoke of another long walk — the Kumano Kodo — in Japan, also ancient, also spiritual, and another long trek.   I was hooked.  Some weeks after completing the Camino in Spain, I declared my intention to walk the Kumano Kodo.  I set the date for the summer of 2019.

While driving to a Mastermind Retreat this past Friday I reflected on my goals and fixed on the Kumano Kodo.  I thought about the Camino and the manifestation process I’d experienced.  Yes, I had gone, I had made it until the end, and it had been a fantastic trip — and yet it set me back a bit in my finances.  And the Camino is a fairly economical walk.  From the research I’d done so far on the Kumano Kodo, the expenses would be higher this time, and this time I would not be walking solo — my fiancee was determined to join me on this trip.

So, I decided it’s time to push myself to the next level on this one.  New goal: going sponsored on the Kumano Kodo, including: travel to-and-from Japan for me and my fiancee, food and accommodations, updated hiking equipment, possible pet care expenses back at home, expenses for documentation of the journey, and work stipends.

My next thought is that I might approach Japan.  I read an article that the Japanese reached out to Spain to learn more about the Camino, wanting Japan’s Kumano Kodo to experience the same popularity.  I could help market for them by documenting my journey!

My next thoughts were:

  1. I know 2 people from Japan.
  2. I’m reading Tools of the Titans by Tim Ferriss, and I just got to the section entitled:  “Hacking Kickstarter.”  I could copy those pages and start from there.

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten so far. . .  If you have any other ideas, please share the love! But before I go, I also have some news in the Lightworker arena.

Lightworking: A Little “Healing Touch”

I was inspired over the past few weeks to pick up my Healing Touch manual again.  I was certified in Level 1 Healing Touch a few years ago.  A therapist at work just received Level 3 certification in Healing Touch, and I received a wonderful healing from her.  And just this past week I received a sound healing/Reiki/massage that was also just what I’d needed.

I’ve been certified in Level 1 Reiki and Level 1 Healing Touch, and I’ve attended the Hands of Light weekend workshop.  I’ve also been told in multiple intuitive reports that I have the “healing touch”, and that it would be beneficial to use it.  It finally feels like it’s time.

Saturday I practiced the Self-Chakra Clearing and felt a difference.  I then practiced the Chakra healing on two family members who also felt a difference.  (My goal is to do the clearing on myself every day and to do it for others at least once a week and possibly my pets.)  I’ve also been reading The Healing Energy of Your Hands by Michael Bradford and am really enjoying it (half-way done).

Conclusion

I feel I have more direction now.  I am a lightworker and adventurer: manifesting adventures, spreading the word of self as creator, and embracing my abilities as a healer.  I thank the Great Spirit, angels and all entities of light for their continued guidance, love, and protection. And thank you for another day.

Much love and many blessings. ❤

Top Two Lessons from the Camino

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I’m back! Writing again!  It’s Teri, Joyedian (entertainer, healer, teacher).  As you know, I just walked 500 miles in 31 days though northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago.  It was an amazing experience, and I’m definitely doing it again!

I’d like to share with you the two most important things I learned:

1) Everyone has his/her own “Camino.”  Some prefer to walk alone; some go in groups.  Some preferred to stay in albergues (hostels), while others stayed in hotels.  Some got blisters, some had none.  Some carried small backpacks, and some carried the world on their backs!  It is the same in life.  Every person’s journey is unique.  We come into this world with gifts to give and lessons to learn.  We come to shine our light for the world.

2) My life’s mission became clearer.  I inspire individuals to change themselves so that they can change the world!

What is your “Camino” (Journey)?  Would you like to share part of this wild ride called life with me? 

I’m starting up the monthly “Your Joyful Life” newsletter again.

It includes inspirational, motivational content, including:

  • my favorite blog post of the month
  • my favorite video of the month
  • workshops and classes coming up
  • the Special! of the month
  • your monthly FREE gift  (September’s is the transcript from my Toastmasters speech “10 Things I Never Expected to Never Forget on the Camino”)

Are you in? Here’s what I need from you:

1)  Click here for terikarl.com to my access my contact form and tell me  “Yes, thank you!” or “Yes” or “I’m in!”  etc,  if you’d like to receive “It’s a Joyful Life”

OR

2) Do nothing and just keep enjoying “A Moment in Life.”

Much love and many blessings. I look forward to hearing from you.

Love,

Teri

Perspective

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I had a huge breakthrough today on the lesson of “Perspective.”  Years ago I received my Dharma Report.  It told me that I had spent many lifetimes exacting what I saw as “justice”.  Justice is my dharma, or life’s purpose.  However, it went on to say that it was now time to evolve this dharma through an understanding of the Law of Karma (of Cause and Effect).  I didn’t understand this report AT ALL when I first received it.  I was thoroughly disappointed, even.  I had a dharma that wasn’t even a good dharma?  I had to evolve it? What??  At the time I couldn’t even fathom it.  I’m to be an observer?  I’m to let people make mistakes?  I just. . .  watch them. . .  Isn’t that too passive?

But today I pieced things together.  On my morning walk I was contemplating this and other intuitive reports I’d received. I’d heard things like ” energetic constriction of the heart” and “a great love for her  ideas.”  A great attachment, it sounded like.  Suddenly, this morning it suddenly clicked: I have a very strong attachment to my perspective.   Perspective is often tied to judgment.  Judgement is what colors what is.  A situation has no meaning until we give it meaning.  We are the ones who label what’s “good” or “bad.”

Have you noticed that many people talk about their greatest challenges as some of the most influential parts of their lives?  They sure struggled, but they also came out a different person at the other end.  They learned things in a way that no book or class could ever teach them.  They were wiser, stronger.  Would it have been fair to rob them of those experiences?  Do you know the story of the child who cut open the cocoon of the struggling, new butterfly? In the end, the prematurely freed butterfly was not strong enough to fly.

And sometimes we’re just plain wrong.  I was blown away by how many times I was “wrong” on the Camino.  I sometimes misread the map (argued over it, too!), or misjudged a person’s actions, misunderstood a person’s words, or dismissed the effectiveness of certain treatments.

“What am I supposed to learn here?” I wondered afterward, “Is the lesson that I’m not to trust myself?”

It was actually teaching me to let go of my perspective.  It was teaching me openness, flexibility, and letting go.

So, what do we do then?  Trust the process.  Observe.   Listen and receive carefully and completely before we dismiss. Do the best we can.  Offer our perspective when asked or called to share.  Do what we can with what he have.  Experiment, learn, grow.  And then, release.  Let it go, let life flow.

Love, light, and many blessings. ❤

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