CSP #11: Law of Attraction with Laurel Bleadon-Maffei

Laurel Bleadon-Maffei is a Spiritual Teacher and Mentor who specializes in helping people connect with their divine team of angels and guides. Laurel brings a grounded vibe to the business of “woo” and loves to encourage her clients and audience to shine their light, share their gifts and walk the earth with love. Each week her inspirational messages are read by hundreds of thousands of people on her Illuminating Souls Facebook page.

Find out more about Laurel on her web site: Illuminating Souls

 

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CSP #10: The Wild Edge of Sorrow with Francis Weller

Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. The core of his work is creating pathways to reclaiming our indigenous soul, what psychologist Carl Jung called the “unforgotten wisdom” that resides in the heart of the psyche. To further this work, he founded and directs WisdomBridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from traditional cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western cultures.

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$20 off superhero necklaces for Mother’s Day!

My dear ones wearing superhero necklaces: Karen Walrond (wearing tropical) and Nicole Socia (wearing earth)

In the last few weeks I have had this incredible hunger to use my hands. To play with color. To listen to my favorite radio stories, move my hands and make something.

I taught myself to make beaded jewelry when I was in elementary school and had my own little cottage business by ten years old, selling earrings made from little toy animals to clothing boutiques. If I wasn’t making jewelry, I was sewing, drawing, painting or choreographing dance routines to the Flashdance soundtrack. Creativity has always been part of my life. I love that I still get to do these things! And bring them to you.

Excited to pull out the beads and cook up some color for you for Mother’s Day! Maybe you have a sister or a friend that needs to remember they are a superhero. Maybe it’s YOU that needs to remember!

Get $20 off by pre-ordering now!

This is a long way of announcing that I will be making a limited edition batch of Superhero necklaces for Mother’s Day! But here’s the deal: You gotta go ahead and pre-order them now in my Etsy store.  I will be leaving for Bali the first week of May so I will be sending them out soon. I will make as many as I can, but go ahead and order ASAP if you are interested.

Be sure to use the coupon code: MAGICMAMA to get the discount! (You can use this code for the pendants also to get 10 dollars off those)

P.S. Thank you + a question.

Make Your Own Magic just wrapped up and it was possibly the best class I have ever taught! Hundreds of you showed up and made magic with me. Thank you!

Question: What topics interest you for a new e-course with me?
Photography, blogging, courage, magic-making, dating, something else entirely?
Hit reply and tell me how we can play together best!

 

 

 

 

 

The Empowered Visionary World Summit

The Empowered Visionary World Summit

I’d like to invite you to a complimentary online interview series starting April 24, The Empowered Visionary World Summit that my friend and colleague, Kari Van Tine, created to allow 21 visionaries, including me, to share our stories and advice for stepping into your power, and make a meaningful impact in the world.

We’d love for you to join us. Reserve your spot here:

Shine Your Light, Live Your Biggest Vision.

If you’ve always known you are powerful but have pretended to be small and have hidden your gifts from the world, be sure to join us. Together, we’re going to inspire and help you start creating a powerful game plan, take action, and manifest your big vision in the world.

Step Into Your Biggest Life.

Whether you’re well into a big project, or you’re just beginning to think about how you can impact the world, you’ll find this summit inspiring and helpful. This is such a great opportunity for anyone in my community to join us, who feels concern and love for our world, and the pull to make a big difference.

A few of the other speakers are Martha Beck, Bernie Siegel, Susan Weed, and SARK. This is a truly remarkable lineup of incredible people! Reserve your “virtual seat” by going here: TheEmpoweredVisionary.com

 

We see things as we are.

I’ve been listening to a book lately by Deepak Chopra called Synchrodestiny and it’s an amazing book about manifesting change and creating abundance in your life using intention and synchronicity. Since he’s a scientist, the book is heavy on quantum theory and mind-bending things like particles that can exist in two places at one time… but I love that he does this with full reverence and honoring of the magic and mystery too.

He also explains a theory about how things don’t actually exist for us that we don’t have language for, that we don’t have a concept around. They are literally invisible to us/our brains because we don’t have the software to process them.

Like that story of the South Indian island that had always been isolated, and how when explorers arrived on big ships and the islanders asked “How did you arrive here?” the Europeans said, “The ships,” pointing to the ocean. But since the islanders had no concept of “ship” they literally couldn’t see them in the water.

I had a flicker of understanding this recently when walking in downtown Berkeley the other night. My date and I peered into the window of a cafe and watched the people inside for several moments. “It’s a board game cafe,” he said, and it took me several beats more to actually see that what I was looking at was not people sitting across from each other with mugs of tea and chatting, but a full cafe of wall-to-wall people playing Parcheesi, Sorry, and The Settlers of Catan.

I saw what I expected to see, not what was right in front of me. Only when my friend said, “board game cafe” did it all come into focus. And there has to be a reason why I’m telling you this, why this story won’t leave me alone.

Maybe this is the point: We see what we expect to see, not what is right in front of us.

And maybe this is wisdom for me right now or wisdom for you. That we can choose other ways of seeing, that we can be open to other realms and other ways of knowing. We can create new possibilities and experiences if we can let go of the rigid ways and habits we have cultivated.

What was that quote by Anais Nin? “We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.”

As I navigate the world of dating these days, I am having to manage my energy and mind in big ways. It’s easy to get lost in fantasy… to see things as I want to see them and not as they are. It’s easy to get lost in negative fantasy too – to make the person wrong or bad, to cast them away as flawed so as to not be in that vulnerable middle place where we just don’t have enough information or lived experience yet.

I watch myself vacillate between these two extremes… and the up and down can be uncomfortable, even crushing at times. I shared this with my friend Carvell recently, telling him how excited I was about a new person I was seeing. “I’m afraid to be too excited though,” I told him, “because I get excited about people and then I get disappointed and I plummet… I want to let myself have the excitement, but I also don’t want to keep skidding on the rocks.”

He responded in the wisest possible way: “Here’s the thing. Right now, all you know is that you’re excited about this person. And… you don’t have a lot of information. Anything else you add is fantasy – positive or negative.” This has become my own little personal incantation: I’m excited about this person and I don’t have a lot of information… I chant this to myself when I see myself go to extremes. It keeps me grounded in what’s true. It helps me see things as they are.