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"Half of me is beautiful, but you were never sure which half.”

I have always resonated with wild mustangs. Wild mustangs are not domestic horses. The mustang is meant to run fiercely, live free, discover and to simply be. It was never meant to be caught, put in a pen and saddled. Much like great battle ships give us awe & pause when we see them moored in a harbor. But these great ships were not meant to only inspire us and sit anchored, they were meant to fight.

Who are you? What are you? What is the great story…

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“I am going to make everything around me beautiful — that will be my life.”

That begins with me…

Forty years of my life were spent being “for” others. As a kid, I didn’t want to disappoint my parents, my teachers or any other adult in my life. Like many of us, I learned the art of performance and I was so good at it I may as well have been a child actor vying for an Academy award.

I created this perfect little girl who knew what others expected of her to keep them happy and to keep me out of trouble. I built her. Line by line, act by act.

As I look back, I virtually became…

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First you must decide, then you must be willing. Finally, you have to remember where to find yourself.

“If men will not act for themselves, what will they do when the benefit of their effort is for all?”

Elbert Hubbard wrote,“A Message to Garcia,” in 1899. Hubbard gave us a dramatized version of 1st Lt. Andrew S. Rowan’s mission to meet with General Calixto García, commander of the rebel forces in Eastern Cuba, at the start of the Spanish-American war. The wisdom lesson, Hubbard’s call for personal ownership and individual initiative. The short essay was reprinted perhaps millions of times…

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Re-writing the fairy tale of my life…

In the work I do sharing Harmony with others, often I focus on living the second half of life different from the first. The first half we might live for our parents, our spouse, our kids. We may even find ourselves in a career we never intended but we were too performance driven to know the difference. Until one day, we are willing to trade anything for what we think is happiness. Much like the Little Mermaid…

In Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, Ariel gives up her beautiful voice in exchange for legs…

She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, an eagle with vision to see beyond. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against or feel cheated by. Her life flows brilliantly, beautifully with passion, like fresh water from the most remote spring so challenging to get to, but so worthy of finding.

This is who I am today.

I come from a long line of shamanic warriors. We are priestesses. We see with our inner eye, feel by the rhythm of our ancestors and live by…

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“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.”
Carlos Castaneda

I lived the first half of my life performing for approval, afraid to disappoint, longing to be seen and heard. Like a chameleon that could change its colors to blend in, I could become anything I needed to be. Not earth shattering, I know, but the reason why is what left me shocked, saddened and wiser for realizing it.

It would be too easy to blame parents who didn’t know any better, a dysfunctional childhood (don’t we all have some

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“Humanity is a disclosure of the Divine”- Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

It is one thing to say we know, that each of us is created from divinity. But it is another thing to hold that every human being is a disclosure of the divine. To disclose means we make it known. We expose to view. We reveal to uncover.

Heschel believed that the divine was hidden, and couldn’t be seen or known directly by us mere mortals. But, he invites us in these words to grasp the idea that each human being offers us some clue of what the divine…

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When we have come so far we are certain transforming is the only option. We are not only exhausted, we are painfully hungry. We long not for physical food but for the daily bread of our creativity, our inward understanding of who we are and why we are here. We have no choice but to fall upon our knees at the altar of life like beggars at a soup kitchen and ask what is available, for we no longer can even remember what is necessary.

I sat on the threshing floor that was now the crossroads of my life, facing…

The work of the eyes is done. Go now and do the heart-work on the images imprisoned within you.- Rilke

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Growing up in a family from central Mexico, we are an eclectic bunch. There is Sephardic Judaism remnants in our traditions, Toltec Shamanism & Roman Catholicism. The wisdom of my grandmother embraced us & never let us forget the multi-colored mosaic of our lineage.

It was a treat to spends weeks at a time with her in South Texas at her humble home where she never had air conditioning. She couldn’t tolerate it. For her it was so artificial. “Our…

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