Tuesday, September 17, 2013


Good Morning!

Yesterday I was on the verge of cancelling the Calgary sessions of Inner Harvest, there are ‘only’ 2 participants registered.  As you can imagine this seemed to cause me some suffering.

Through practice I have come to a place where I can catch this suffering and recognize it for what it is, a misalignment, a perspective and nothing more.

This morning I am in such a different perspective, in full gratitude that the 2 participants are an artist and a photographer and their perspectives on the revelations that I will share will help me to see deeper.

From the point of view that I was at yesterday I was seeing “is this worth my time and money”.  I am not saying that this is not a valuable question, it is definitely worth looking at WITHOUT JUDGMENT.  There’s the rub, to this conversation I also brought some blame and shame- they are kind of like thing one and thing two in the Cat in the Hat- they cause mayhem with the Peace.

I felt confused.

I started to reach outwards in desperation, asking my marketing friends their opinions and luckily sending an honest note to the owner of Wolf Willow studio.  I say luckily because her response was honest. Open conversation facilitates decision making.  I am going to use this picture to describe what happened in my mind.

From the viewpoint of ‘not enough time and not enough money’ I was in victim.  In victim I am afraid, when I’m afraid I have two options- fight or flight.  Those little rascals blame and shame were saying “you didn’t start soon enough”, “none wants to come- who do you think you are”, “Michelena is going to want to be paid anyway and you are going to be out money”, “You should just bail on it, it’s not worth it”.  They were having a real party in there.  I will flesh out the characters a little.  The victim in this story played (very well I might add) by Fawna Bews, Bully played by Fawna Bews inner voices, Michelena, everyone who should come to the workshop and isn’t.  Rescuers played by other workshop participant, Michelena (in my victim hopes that she would say- ‘hey, don’t worry about it, just let it go’), my marketing friends.  Now, let me mention that I assigned all of these roles, my choice- I am the Director :)

So, with Faith, and I realize this morning that that can be faith in yourself or Faith in something bigger, Faith in the Truth of who I am.  My believe, my faith is that there is a bigger plan, that I am provided for, that we are all connected (so numbers really don’t matter).

This shot me into the other Triangle, as creator it is so much fun, Michelena in her honesty became security, secure in that I can trust her to tell me her truth and she will provide amazing space for the workshop, the other participant became Love, I couldn’t create without her participation.  My overall feeling therefore shifted from Disappointed to Grateful.  I am so excited to share my work with a photographer and an artist, it will allow us to reinforce the connection and go even deeper- it is in fact, perfect.

That in a nutshell is my work and what I am jumping up and down excited to share with you- because it feels so good and makes even the struggles kind of fun.  Inner mountain climbing if you will.

The core of my work, which I will share in each and every session as it requires an entire mind shift is based on the circles (video here) and the triangles above.

Sharing with Love,
Be The Harvest,
Registration for Inner Harvest Sessions, Calgary and Longview, Individual or Entire Series

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


So, you've taken the moment to stop and plant.  You've looked inside and seen clearly what's been driving you.  You've seen the difference between ego and True Self and you even know how to turn up the volume on True Self and volume down (or out) on ego.  YES- you did!  At this point you have a better sense of who you are and Wow- you may even like her.

In Bloom we will appreciate your unique essence and what you have to bring to the Whole.  You are an invaluable piece and your expression matters.  

Your expression matters.  

This step is about clarity and standing in your true power- picture a rose in bloom.  

To get a sense of this workshop I invite you to remember a time when you felt confident- even if it was years ago and only for a moment.  Go into that feeling , it's a YES feeling, now- imagine that as a stabilized sense of being.  Supported by Spirit ( ever loving, ever proud Divine Mother and Father) you are in the spotlight AND loving it.

My goal is to make this our new normal :)
No buts,

Love you,
To register http://www.innerharvest.eventbrite.com

Monday, September 9, 2013


On Friday when I was writing about PURIFY I was thinking “This is my favourite part” and now as I sit to write this I think “This is my favourite part”.  Ha ha ha.  To me this journey of discovery is so VERY FUN- not a serious event to be taken seriously.

Sprout, like emerging from a deep sleep, moving from that fetal position and stretching the arms and the legs out, moving from tight to relaxed.

At this point we will be exploring the HOW of Albert Einsteins quote “No problem can be solved from the level of consciousness that it was created”.  Like “Be the Change” from Ghandi we have an instinctual nod and ‘yes’ to this statement, and then what?  How do I change my level of consciousness, I know I need to see the bigger picture, or see this in the light, but how?

Just as a seedling finds its way to the light naturally, so are we drawn out of our darkness and into new awareness.

In this workshop we will experience this shift and discuss tools to make this a more stable place of being.

So for a taster, close your eyes and take whatever issue pops in to head in with you.  Picture yourself in a seed, in a tight container where you can’t see.  Then in your minds eye, with your problem in your hand stretch into the light.  Be willing to see it differently and then receive your helpful information, be open to hearing it through the day, as we will discuss in session two- the Wisdom is always talking to you.  Okay, then let me know if this works because I am free styling it here, listening to what to write- ha ha ha.

Calgary sessions are scheduled to begin Wednesday, September 18 at Wolf Willow Studio
Longview sessions are scheduled to begin Saturday, September 21, at my house

Registration and more info. here http://www.innerharvest.eventbrite.com.

Take your day lightly,
I love you,

Friday, September 6, 2013


Okay, workshop #3 will be Purify, if you haven’t been following I am doing a daily cover on each of the 6 workshops I will be offering in the Fall, the Inner Harvest Series.

This might be my favourite part...The awareness of the voices in my head has certainly been beneficial! 

Once you stop (PLANT) and SENSE, you too will become aware of voices in your head.  In this workshop we will look at the boom of the ego and the whisper of Your Inner Wisdom (Ninja?) and how to switch those volumes around.

Using the plant analogy, the plants use both roots and leaves to filter out toxic and unwanted items, we will be looking at how to sort and welcome nourishment into our growing Self Identities.  How to search through the cluttered mind, with the aide of spirit and the body and decide what you want to keep and what you don’t want to keep.  Even just realizing that you have a choice is a great freedom!

So, for an immediate little taster...You may have read this before but I’m asking you to take it a step further.


A young boy came to his Grandfather, filled with anger at another boy who had done him an injustice.

The old Grandfather said to his grandson, "Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and hate does not hurt your enemy. Hate is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die. I have struggled with these feelings many times.”

"It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one wolf is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offence when no offence was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way. But the other wolf, is full of anger. The littlest thing will set him into a fit of temper.”

"He fights everyone, all the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, because his anger will change nothing. Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, because both of the wolves try to dominate my spirit.”

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which wolf will win, Grandfather?”

The Grandfather smiled and said, "The one I feed."page1image31744

So for the next day just notice, just notice which wolf you are feeding.  What are you telling yourself?  What are you hearing?  What are you reinforcing and who is being fed?  

AND then- send me a note, I want to hear how it went. 

To go deeper into this and have some great experiences of how easy it is to hear the ‘good wolf’ please join us in Longview or in Calgary- Details Here

Tomorrow we will tap into SPROUT- moving from the darkness to the light, 

Happy Weekend, I Love You.

Thursday, September 5, 2013


As we continue to look at the new workshop series we are also looking at steps in a process.  Here is an outline of that process, and I see it as circular, actually I see petals on the flower of life (if you are really visual :)).

Plant  >>  Sense  >>  Purify  >>  Sprout  >>  Bloom  >>  Harvest  

Yesterday we covered plant, basically it is STOP, come to halt so that you can take stock.  

This second workshop is for those of you who are interested in hearing more!  The Universe is always in conversation with you, due to largely unconscious filters we miss most of it.  In this 3 hour session we will explore tuning in, hearing your bodies yes and no and the extra senses (clairaudience, clairvoyance, clairsentience, claircognizance).  This is taking a survey of your situation as it is right now from an expanded viewpoint.  We will also take a trip through the Chakra’s and discuss the practical use of this information.  

Perhaps you feel that this doesn’t apply to you.  The truth is that being able to sense better makes EVERYTHING easier, leads to better understanding and simplifies decision making.  The other misconception is that you can’t do it, “ha ha ha” I say, I haven’t met anyone yet who cannot tap into whatever information that they truly want to.  

There is no need to wait for the workshop, you can start now (NOW is all we have).  Make the decision to hear the Universe, to be open to your questions being answered and LISTEN.  

I have used the example before that many of us are good at asking and then terrible at listening, imagine driving into a McDonalds and ordering a burger and then never driving forward!  

A hint at how you might hear is to close your eyes and imagine your last vacation.  Notice how you sense it, is it the sights?  the sounds?  the feelings?  Use that as a guide to how you might sense the easiest, for example if I SEE my vacation then I may be more attuned to visual information, when I ask the Universe a question I will look for visual input- signs, dreams, I’ve even heard of people receiving answers in a license plate on the car in front of them. 

If you want to explore this further in a group format the registration is here:  http://www.innerharvest.eventbrite.com and the dates for SENSE are Sept. 25 in Calgary and Sept. 28 in Longview.  

Any questions about this?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Fall is here, one of my favourite and most productive times of the year.  I love the smell of the cool air and school supplies.  I have not blogged since the flood June 20, 2013 in our area, this is mostly because I have a log jam of a blog in me that has yet to burst forth.  She is sitting at the gestational stage a little longer than most as she has required some development on my part.  The great thing about being hooked into Divine timing vs. prior concepts of when a blog should be delivered is that I can relax and not beat myself up too badly (working towards not at all!).
With this life cycle in mind I would like to use this space to flesh out the Fall workshop schedule so that you can feel into how this might fit for you.  This will be a 6 part workshop series, mid September to end of October and will be running in Longview and Calgary with an online self study in development.  Each workshop is a stand alone or you may choose to do all 6 and complete a process.  Over the next 6 days I will offer some pre-information, but please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

PLANT  (Register Here)

Even as I write this I sigh.  Whirling Dervish?  Tornado?  Hamster on a wheel?  Do any of these descriptors suit you?  or on the flip side- STUCK, INERT which is the exhausted version of the same.
We are busy.  In body and in mind.  Despite the piles of articles (almost every popular magazine is now talking about it) supporting meditation most of us feel that it is near impossible, or we have tried and failed.
“My mind is just too busy for meditation”.  In this workshop we will go there, there is nothing like embodiment to get a real sense for something, no matter how many books you read about riding a bike you will not get it until you get on.
We will go through the layers that keep us from STOPPING and look at the immense value of doing so.  In only 3 hours you will come away with a sense of what works for you and how you can put this into practical application in your life, immediately.  We will look at and feel concrete ways of grounding and connecting, stilling the body/mind so that the inner whisper can begin to be heard.
If you feel like you are one of those dry dandelion seeds blown about by the wind, yearning to settle and express yourself in a bigger way this workshop will appeal.  If you are feeling exhausted and unable to move but unhappy in the process, essentially planted in the much, we will go through how to find WHERE you want to settle your roots in and how to do that.
I feel like I should offer you some data as to the benefits of stopping and grounding and at the same time- isn’t it inherent?  We know it’s good for us, we just don't know HOW.
I’d love to hear your thought’s on this.  With Love,