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Great Granddaughter of a Refugee


It was a sweltering hot but beautiful day in Chicago today.

This morning my friend and I were walking together in the “Families Belong Together” March in Chicago.  We were observing the signs the marchers were carrying, and she said, “I now know what sign I could have made: ‘I am the daughter of a refugee.'”  I reflected and realized that I had a connection, too.  My great grandfather also was a refugee, a priest fleeing the Ukraine during the time of Stalin and the USSR.  Suddenly I had another reason I was there.

Sometimes I don’t know how I want to navigate the politically-charged waters. I don’t have all of the answers.  There are many sides to every issue.  I value harmony.  I also value discussion.

I do know that I liked the positive title of the march and many of the messages I heard at the rally today.  There’s something magical about people coming together.  There’s a magic and an energy when people participate in a movement, share ideas, and come together for positive change.

I came today intending to be a supportive and peaceful presence — and to march!  And so I did.   I was also gifted something beautiful — a reminder of a very special refugee, one who was a reason I am here today.

Much love and many blessings. ❤

666 Again

ID-100192645 ID-100192645ID-100192645I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned the 66 or 666 number combination before. It popped up a lot in my life last year.  I saw it earlier this year when I applied to be an extra in Transformers 4.  (Still holding out for something good, there!)  But today it hit me with a vengeance, so I thought it worth exploring again.  It hit me most this morning, first in the license plate on the merging car in front of me, and soon after as I glanced at my odometer —  106662, soon to be 106666.  Then later it popped out at me again at the warehouse on the ISBN ending in 666.

I knew this combination; I had a recollection that it had something to do with money/money worries (Don’t worry!)  and could have left it at that.   But since it hit me pretty significantly, I figured I’d better pay more attention.  This is what Joanne Sacred Scribes says about 666:

Angel Number 666 suggests that you may be focusing on the material and monetary world, rather than your personal spirituality and family life.  Your angels ask that you raise your vibration and maintain a positive attitude and mind-set in regards to all aspects of your life to ensure that all goes according to Divine plan.  Trust that improvements are on the way into your life.

The repeating number 666 prompts you to focus upon your inner spirituality and Divine life purpose and soul mission, rather than on earthly, material concerns.  Give any fears of loss or lack to the angels to heal and transmute, and be open to receiving and accepting help and assistance from your angels and other people in your life.  All you need to do is ask.

Yes, this has been a recurring theme in my life in the past year or so.  My angels keep telling me that I am worrying too much, especially about financial concerns, and I know am.  I think about money obsessively, and not in the good abundant way, more of in the oh-my- goodness-will-we- make-it?” way.  And I’m beginning to realize the angels are right.  I could use a good chill pill. And maybe some affirmations:

“I have abundance.”  “I have all I could ever need and want — and then some — and more is coming my way”!  “I am truly blessed in so many ways.”

It’s funny — I’ve been wanting to use my angel cards again to get in touch with my spiritual friends.  I’ve been thinking about how I miss their wisdom, love, and guidance.   In the meantime, I think they got tired of waiting — they brought the message straight to me!



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Conscious Connection Conference: Auras, Moon Signs, Rising Signs, Channeling, and Healing

"Blue Bokeh Background" courtesy of Victor Habbick /

“Blue Bokeh Background” courtesy of Victor Habbick /

I feel really fortunate to have shared the Conscious Connection Conference experience with my mom yesterday.   I’d been planning to go for weeks or more, but it just occurred to me the day before that my mom and my sister might be interested in coming, too.  (My sister might check it out with us next time.)  It was great to have someone to share with.  Mom and I had a great bonding experience at the conference and also shared a scrumptious vegetarian lunch of spinach, black olive pizza; french fries; and red wine.  What follows is a commentary on some of my experiences.


The Touch healing person told me I had a pale aura.  That sounded bad, but I think it’s actually an ok thing.  (I wish I could remember which color she said I was.  Blue?)  Here is some information about pale auras from Reiki-for-holistic-health.comPASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.”  A lot of the pale colors I found when looking around talked about intelligence, intuition, shyness, modesty, etc.

Moon Signs

I called up my mom to get my time of birth, and she told me I was born during a Simon and Garfunkle concert!  (Love those guys!)  So, that put me at between 5 and 5:30 in the afternoon.  My moon sign is Gemini.  (My sun sign is Virgo.)  Supposedly the moon sign is even more important the sun sign, but it’s harder to get because you  need to know your exact time of birth.  Here’s a site to find your own moon sign: Lunarium Moon Sign Calculator.

And THIS is what I’m finding about my Virgo/Gemini combination, which is mostly untrue, though I see some things that make sense to me (I checked more than one site) from :

“The combination of your Sun and Moon signs makes mind power your greatest strength. Quick, brilliant reasoning is the hallmark of this configuration. You are rational, capable of figuring things out analytically, and of grasping details and intricacies. Because you are so inclined to live by reason, the emotional side of your nature is not nearly so responsive. It isn’t that you’re not sympathetic or emotional, but cold logic sometimes gives that appearance. You can detect underlying motives and feeling with ease, thanks to your careful perceptions. Your responses to what you have perceived may not be particularly emotional or sympathetic, as it is difficult for you to mix or integrate your logic and your feeling. You are a natural student with a thirst for knowledge, and you do almost equally well with definite, detailed work and abstract, philosophical thought. In a sense you may appear fickle and too changeable because of the variety of mental interests that appeal to you. Physically, you may have a tendency to “go to pot” if you don’t make a special effort to keep in shape. You’ll never be fat as nervous energy burns the necessary calories, but your muscle tone may deteriorate, and you may grow pale and wan from lack of exercise. In your youth, active sports were important to you, but as you mature there is too much of a tendency to become sedentary. You’re inclined to take to a good book or to any number of hobbies that are passive in nature. Exercise is the best medicine for the enormous amounts of nervous energy associated with this configuration.”

Rising Signs

And as I’ve been researching this stuff, I found out we have a Rising sign, too.  This description makes more sense to me.  Here’s a description after using the rising sign calculator from

“You are particularly sensitive to the values of friendship in the sense that you see yourself as a link within a chain, certainly a different and original one, but with no will to flatter your ego or to individually assert yourself. On the contrary, your aim is to immerge yourself in your friendly relations and to participate in projects and ideals of the whole human community.

With this Ascendant, you come across as idealistic, altruistic, detached, independent, original, surprising, gifted, contradictory, innovative, humanistic, likeable, friendly, self-confident, impassive, quiet, intuitive, creative, charitable, elusive, disconcerting, generous, tolerant, paradoxical, and you cannot stand any kind of constraint. But you may also be marginal, resigned, distant, utopian, maladjusted, eccentric and cold.”

Part of me thinks having all these potential signs is just a way to make sure you end up with a description that you like, but I’m a newbie to astrology, so I know little about how it works.  While I was sitting in on a lecture by Kelley Hunter, something that she said about Pisces really resonated with me, so I really hoped I would find some kind of Pisces in my signs.  Not so much.  Maybe I could figure it out from an astrologer or from further study.


I missed half of the channeling session with Judith Monahan, because I was attending a healing session, but what I heard made a lot of sense.  Some of it I’d heard from the likes of other spiritual teachers like Eckart Tolle and Dr. Wayne Dyer, like focus on the positive and on your own present, and if you’re participating in something that society tells you is bad for you (like a piece of cake), keep your thoughts positive (i.e., this is a GREAT piece of cake!  I am really going to enjoy this wonderful piece of cake.)  I was surprised that the spirits said that the U.S. would still be a big leader in the world because it’s such a melting pot. (I was thinking the U.S. was going to go the way of the other large empires.)  And I was disappointed that the facilitator didn’t choose my extraterrestrial question.  Who better to ask about aliens than the spirits who are can see everything?


I tried Cranial Sacral Therapy, Reiki, and Touch Healing.  I liked the Cranial Sacral Therapy the best and am interested in learning more about it.  The Reiki was very similar in that involved touch along certain points of the body, and you could feel the warmth coming from the practitioners’ hands.    Touch Healing focuses more exclusively on chakra work, and though I feel I benefited, I am a touchy-feely person, and I particularly enjoyed the contact from the first 2. At times I could  feel waves of energy with all three practices I experienced.  Fun fact: when I was originally choosing among possible sessions, I had narrowed it down to Denise’s Cranial Sacral Therapy and another, and both practitioners were booked, so I got a Pranic Healing session instead.    When I showed up for my Pranic session, somehow my session had been double-booked, and the Cranial Sacral session was open.  It was meant to be!  In fact, I feel drawn to this practitioner who happens to live/ work in a town near me.  So, I think the universe may be putting us together.

I took quite a bit of notes yesterday, and it was a nearly 12-hour day, so this is probably not my last post on this experience.  So, more to follow!  Enjoy!


"Colorful Dices" courtesy of posterize/

“Colorful Dices” courtesy of posterize/

I know that I’ve mentioned this before: I’m into numbers.  That doesn’t just mean that I like math — because I do — but I also like quirky things with numbers.  I like palindromes and repeated numbers and ascending and descending numbers.  I look for them on digital clocks, on marquees, and on odometers.  I think that’s why my spiritual guides sometimes choose that method of communication.

I don’t know what the numbers mean.  I think they could mean a number of things: “Hello!  Just reminding you I’m/we’re here!”, or “Things are going to be ok,” or it’s just a positive sign in general.  Maybe someday I’ll actually get to meet my spiritual guides, if not here, then on the other side.

But I bring this up now because I’ve been seeing my latest number sign a few times: 666  and 66 (but any number with back-to-back “6”s, grabs my attention).  Either my spiritual guides have a good sense of humor, or they know that I will only pay attention to number combinations that stick out.  I think maybe both.  Since this summer, this has been my number sign.  Before that it was “911”.   (If you’re interested in the story connected with that one, let me know.)

Today I saw that I have “66” followers on WordPress.  Last week I got a new student, and the page number “666” was at the top of his notes.  I think the first example is a reminder that my guides are around and to keep alert, but it could also be encouragement in my writing. I think the second example is encouragement with this new student.  I’ve been taking on a lot of new students lately, and sometimes I get nervous, not knowing what to expect with the student and worrying about not being prepared for the content.   I felt calm and reassured when I spotted those numbers at the top of his page.

This morning I told my spiritual guides that I was going to listen and pay attention more.  So, here I am doing it officially in writing.  What’s your message, my friends?  I’m ready!

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