Courageous Empaths: Apply Within

This Could Be Your Missing Puzzle Piece

  • Are you an empath or sensitive?
  • Do you have a persistent dream of what your life is meant to be?
  • Have you been working on yourself for years and years but still feel like something is blocking you from your real life?
  • Are you constantly giving to other people but can’t seem to give to yourself?
  • Do you struggle to set healthy boundaries with others?
  • Do you often feel guilty when you do make time for yourself or spend money on yourself?
  • Do you feel overwhelmed and oppressed by what is going on in the world and wish you could make a real difference?

The time is now for those of us who are sensitive, empathic, creative and kind to stand for who we are and for the world we believe in.

We are called to reclaim our inner authority. This means learning to accept and honor our needs, not continually “working on ourselves” while we settle for scraps.

This means learning to trust and honor our desires rather than suppressing them to avoid conflict.

It means seeing through the stories we were given in childhood, such as that acting on our desires will hurt those who supposedly love us.

Most of the stories we have believed about ourselves and about the world are false. They are merely clever and convenient control mechanisms designed to enable other beings to suck your life energy and use it to further their agenda of misery and suffering for all.

Seeing ‘Reality’ for what it really is means seeing yourself for who you really are. Which is SO much more than who you were made to think you are.

The parasites are clever but their power over you is based on one thing and one thing only: your belief that their lies are actually your thoughts.

Connecting with likeminded people who are committed to seeing through the false ‘reality’ story is KEY. We need each other to help us stay awake.

We start a new six-week Book of Spells webinar on Sunday, March 25. We have six four places left in the group. Sign up here:

Register: The Book of Spells: Who Do You Think You Are?!

book of spells who do you think you are webinar

The Real You, Hiding in the Shadows

Who you think you are is probably not who you really are…

by Safiya

I’ve been crocheting a lot lately. It’s like a meditation, the repetitive back and forth, seemingly never ending rows growing and forming, something taking shape from nothing. It’s a miracle to turn a ball of string into a piece of fabric, a fabric that is basically holes held together with knots of yarn.

I just made a curtain. I’m in love with it! I fall in love with everything I make. I can’t believe I’m able to do it and I fall in love so often that I’m overrun with stuff I’ve made.   This is the making of a great modern fairy tale:  the girl who fell in love with everything she makes and ends up surrounded by her handiwork and unable to leave her home, only to be rescued by a handsome prince who arrives on a white horse clutching  a pair of scissors to cut her out of her predicament.

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Why crafting our own narrative matters more now than ever

Social media seduction

I talk about this in my most recent podcast, but this 13-minute Guardian interview is worth watching to understand how unscrupulous marketers are influencing us through Facebook harvesting and micro-targeting.

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie claims that Cambridge Analytica used apps developed by a Cambridge University professor that enjoyed “special permissions” from Facebook. Meaning that If one of your friends signed up for one of these apps, the app had permission to harvest data from all of your friends’ friends – including your status updates and even private messages.

I also found it fascinating that Cambridge Analytica employs teams of writers, designers, and other creatives to create entire blogs and websites to lend the appearance of legitimacy to what you are fed on Facebook. Entire fake histories written just for you!

Want to take back your story? Join us now for Who Do You Think You Are?! A mind-expanding exploration into the untapped resources of your multidimensional Self.

 

The legend of Jimbo

Tapping into your inner genius

In her What’s In A Name? post Safiya asked, Do you like your given name?

I don’t ever remember liking mine.

My given first name, Daryl, means ‘beloved’ according to the name dictionaries. That’s beautiful, and I am beloved. I like the way my given name looks in print, with its fairly unusual spelling (vs Darrell or Darryl). But it never seemed to fit me.

Maybe it’s because my dad gave it to me. My dad and I have a good relationship now, but things were so rocky between him and my mom, he was gone by the time I turned three years old. Obviously I don’t remember a lot of that time, but I didn’t have many fond associations with him when I was growing up.

Whatever the reasons, I was already trying to change my name by the time I was five or six years old. I had narrowed down my career options to detective, explorer, fighter pilot, or cowboy by then. I was always trying to get my mom to call me Pete or Bob, which I thought were good cowboy names. Continue reading

What’s In A Name?

Exploring yOur (inherited) identity

by Safiya

hello my name is?

Years ago, a girl who worked in my office announced one day that from now on she wanted to be known by a new name. I thought, how strange! It was very confusing and I never quite got used to it. Then a few years later I was given a new name.

The one thing that identifies us most specifically in this world is probably the thing we think the least about: our name.

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Claim Your Greatness

Beyond the Ego – This Is No Time for Playing Small

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about why it’s important for those of us who are on the leading edge of human social evolution to claim our greatness. I think so many of us who are healers and artists have been outcasts from mainstream society for so long that we’ve developed some bad habits.

New webinar starts March 25!

Even as kids, many of us sensed that the others didn’t quite understand us. We often faced outright rejection and abuse from parents, peers, and partners because of our unwillingness (or inability) to be like the others – to be who we were supposed to be.

“When are you going to stop (playing your guitar, drawing, writing stories, doing yoga, talking about that woo-woo shit)?” They’d ask, in a tone that made sure you knew that your passion was not only not going to make you enough money to live, but was also inherently shameful and embarrassing.

“Why do you have to be so weird?” Continue reading

Emotional Pressure Gauge: Aquarius Solar Eclipse February 15 2018

Aquarius Eclpse Extra: How Social Roles and Expectations Impact Emotional Health

En cas d'urgence, inversez la parapluie.

En cas d’urgence, inversez la parapluie.

(This was originally sent out to my email subscribers on February 15 – sign up form in the right sidebar.)

I’ve heard from so many empaths and sensitives who are just feeling battered by the energy leading up to today’s eclipse. Make no mistake about it: the parasitic forces in the world are engaging us in full-on psychological warfare.

Although those of us who carefully limit our media consumption (exposure to programming) possess higher immunity than the media-addicted masses, we are not immune to this assault. The mental viruses of hopelessness, despair, shame, and overwhelm are also being passed on by our unwitting friends, family, and coworkers.

In my new podcast, I explain how the ongoing demoralization of the American people is accelerating the emergence of new social paradigms and will threatening the longterm relevance of current social networks such as Facebook – unless they align with more people-centered values.

Thoughts and Emotions

But why all the heavy emotionality? Isn’t Aquarius a mental sign? Yes, but… Continue reading

Makemake-ing A New Reality

Aquarian SynchronicitY

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Self-portrait, 2017. Quote is from the Gospel of Thomas.

This is always a weird time of year for me. Traditionally, the month when the Sun is transiting your 12th House is a time of retreat from the world. It’s a time to meditate, review the past, dream into the future, and generally slow down and reflect. (I’m a Pisces Sun sign, so Aquarius is the 12th House in my solar chart.)

Maybe it’s because of the eclipses, but this year’s 12th House transit has felt even more draggy than usual. I have been engaging in some (mostly unstructured and spontaneous) review, though.

Last night I was looking for a folder to put some music notes in. When I was finally able to move into my new home office space in 2017, after the sewage flood had been remediated, I dug out some folders I’d used to store lyrics and sheet music in and put them on my bookshelf, thinking I’d eventually repurpose them.

I hadn’t opened them since, but last night I pulled them off the shelf and started looking through them.

The first notebook contained lyrics I’d written in the late 1990s and early oughts. Some of them made me cringe — but some of the songs contained interesting ideas. I found a few hand-written lyrics \that had turned into ‘real’ songs and ended up on one of my first two albums. That was kinda cool. Continue reading

Up-Level Time: Capricorn New Moon

Let’s pull it together – together

Dragon blowing bubbles - found in the bathroom at Kennesaw Pediatric clinic, Kennesaw Georgia

“From the darkness there must come out the light” – Bob Marley

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro” – Hunter S. Thompson

It’s cold out there. Wildfires. Mudslides. Flu epidemics. Record cold temps. Contraction: emotional, physical, economic, spiritual. At last night’s Capricorn New Moon I had the thought, “I should be tuning in to what I want to let go of and thinking about my intentions.” But I felt so beat down and sad, I couldn’t find anything that felt even remotely possible to focus my intention on.

I feel better today, thank goodness. But it has been a rough start to the year. Low energy, my kid has been suffering from the flu for a solid week now. He has barely eaten in days, he has been coughing more frequently and for longer than I can ever remember another human coughing. I feel sorry for him – and yet, we are obviously better off than (fill in the blank) percent of humans in the world at this moment. We have a house to live in, food in the fridge, access to medical care (well, at least he does) and heat to withstand the bitter cold.

I keep getting the message that the dark beginning to this year – much like the relentless beat of bad news and hateful politics – is designed to push us to our breaking point. That place inside where we finally snap and say, “Enough! No more will I buy into the parasitic stories of my powerlessness and unworthiness. No more will I accept that this is all I deserve in Life (or all I’m capable of getting). No more will I accept that it is our destiny to watch our children be poisoned and our world polluted by fearful fanatics, political power-mongers and others who are so full of pain they only want to destroy what is beautiful!”


“Maybe all this is happening to back us into a corner where the only way out is up. What if this is the chance to make the quantum leap we’ve been asking for?”
– DK Brainard


I believe that the astrology of 2018 wants to activate our inner resources so we can expand beyond our comfort zones and leap into a new level of life. I’m doing my part as an artist and my intention (now that I’ve survived the new moon!) is to bring even more beauty into the world this year.

To do that, I need to expand my own resources. One way I can do that is by sharing my gifts with you. Here are some suggestions for how we can help each other go beyond our previous limits and expand into greater service and more joy in 2018. (And if you have other ideas, I’m open to suggestion.)

1. Save up to $100 – all of my transformational coaching packages are on sale now.

2. Broke-Ass Artist Special – $50 off personal evolution astrology reading/coaching sessions for 10 conscious creators in January.

3. Rewrite your personal story – map out the bad juju that was placed on you in childhood and free yourself from the black magic spells that limit your potential and drain your energy. The Book of Spells – Micro Stories webinar is available as a self-guided program you can stream and download at your own pace. Get six hours of lively, engaging video instruction, step-by-step exercises, two-minute movement practices you can use to restore your energy and return to center, and a lot more – on sale in January for the intro price of $129.

(Use offer code: january to trigger the discount.)


Image credit: ?? I haven’t been able to find the name of the artist who painted the mural in the bathroom at Kennesaw Pediactrics. It’s mind-blowingly cool, though. And it was a good reminder that Beauty is always near, if we are open to her.

Live performance of planetary mantra to Mercury

Mercury Stations Direct Conjunct the Great Attractor – December 22, 2017

Watch me create a live performance of planetary mantra to Mercury starting at the moment he stations direct. Also, the down-low on how to work with the Trickster/messenger as he sweeps back over the Great Attractor and Galactic Center between now and Jan. 13. Plus Venus conjunct the Galactic Center and more.

Update 12/24/2017: If you’d like to listen to a higher-fidelity version of the song without the squeaks and pops in the video, I edited the original audio file in Ableton Live and uploaded it to Sound Cloud. (If you enjoy it, please click on theLike buttonbutton!)