This week has kicked my ass. I won’t bore you with details.
Basically: Work + Motherhood = Insanity/Potential Sainthood.
It’s amazing how much I can get done in a Mercury retrograde, but it’s uncomfortable as all heck for me. (til Nov 10th.)
And, I know it’s not just me. I know this because my office line, personal line, email and text were all blowing up with friends, clients, colleagues and family all reaching out for help.
It was an an emotionally apocalyptic week for me. I can’t say it was one thing, it was an unbearable comedy of errors and an overall feeling of wanting to pull the covers over my head and not be “in the world”, ‘til maybe next week.
Since people are reaching out to my business, I am lucky enough to get a unique perspective to the level of collective “growth” people are in. That helps me know it’s not just me.
So, I do my best to let you know if you’ve had an intense week. It might be cosmic. So let’s try to not take it personal. The universe might not have it out for just you. It’s a new moon? A Solar eclipse? I have no idea. I just know it’s intense being human, especially right now.
To lift myself up I’ve been listening to music. I am gifting you access to my playlist. Click above to listen instantly.
Click here to listen to Intuitive Candida, as she has an awesome tip for working with the planetary energies. Something called Earthing. She will teach Heal Your Badass Heart again starting in Jan and it will be a virtual class. Stay tuned!
First off, thank you to all of you who have been showing your support for my unorthodox post, like the video one and ones where I have been sharing more. It really means a lot to hear from you. The offers to help me edit have warmed my heart and made me feel cared for. I may take you up on that soon…
Hello, there. It’s October. It’s Halloween. We are moving towards El Dia De Los Muertos. We are moving out of the year 2013 and 13 is the death card in Tarot.
We don’t like to talk about death. We might enjoy the thrill of a roller coaster or a scary movie, but when it comes to really diving in, we usually turn away.
Death is messy and it’s totally out of our control.
This morning I attended a wonderful memorial. My friend and client, Paul, has graduated from the earth.
The first memorial I attended was a mini one, in a living room, that we created on the spot. This was hours after my sister passed. The next time I attended one, it was a much bigger production. This time for my mother. I was 24 years old and my mother left me in charge of everything. I was the baby sister, so my siblings were a bit frustrated with that. I arranged for an open-minded church and it was hosted by the amazing Linda Rose Walker (who now does Woman’s Song for us.) I spoke and loved sharing about my mother at the memorial. I wanted these friends and strangers to walk away knowing how multidimensional she was.
Today, when I watched Paul’s amazing children, I was remembering the courage it takes to speak in front of a large crowd – to try and stabilize your voice and imprint the essence that your loving parent and best friend has left on you for others. It is an impossible task, not one you can do in a short time. Yet, you do it for your loved one. The business of death is challenging to tackle when you are in such a shock and emotion-filled state. Yet, your love is so big, and you feel their guiding hand.
I saw Paul standing there, next to his kiddos in his spirit body, and he was pleased. He always talked proudly about them in our sessions, but today he was beaming and humble.
I told his daughter before hand how scared I was to experience Catholic mass. My witchy side is still a bit overwhelmed by the formality of it all. I feel too much like a Lucille Ball character in a church. Really, I wanted to ask the priest if the wafers were gluten free. (I was proud of myself for not doing that.)
When I first arrived, I walked toward the front to see the pictures of Paul. Underneath his pictures was a large bouquet of flowers. The vase was splitting in half. The top side of it was toppling over the stand. One person was trying to stabilize the behemoth arrangement while another person was sliding another giant container under it. The priest was calmly mopping the water on the floor, so no one would slip. I told him how impressed I was with this quick operation and what a fantastic job he was doing to get it sorted.
He looked at me with a smile and said, “Well, it’s always something at these things.” He said it with a positive energy, like he was honoring that “spirits” were at play. This wasn’t his first rodeo, he expected the unexpected during “these things.” It really made me giggle. I have a concept that is so heavy about their Catholic dogma, and yet I could feel the playful spirit in this priest.
And that takes me back to Paul, because he was so good at seeing through that formality. He enjoyed the rituals and revealed their profound spiritual essence to me. After all, this dude had an “intuitive counselor” (me) and a wonderful priest he consulted with. Someone said the words that he was doing the work of love in the wild. I am paraphrasing but he had an energy of love that he took everywhere he went. And he worked and lived in some wild places.
His daughter and son did a fantastic job helping us know the deeper essence of Paul and his teachings live on through them.
Here’s the business part: I am doing a bunch of classes, B and C in-person and C virtually. This happens in November and December. Anyone who has taken A, can do B or C. It doesn’t have to be in order. Click here to see and sign up. Email me if you have any questions.
Writing is not my thing…I hope you will watch my newsletter video. I share what’s going on with me, a Minivan Psychic update and cool classes and projects near and dear to my heart.
I have dyslexia. I struggle with language, expressing myself and understanding. Even writing this post is hard for me. It takes hours and usually someone has to edit it. However, I know that my struggle allows for my gifts too. For example, the gift of having a brain that focuses on things that most people don’t see. With my work I have found a way to highlight that and make a living doing work I love. I wish this for all of us.
I have a toddler and a budding teenager. As a parent, I love the diversity of these ages. This last week, my daughter was sick and my son had fallen and injured himself. So, I was working with my alternative first aid of arnica, calendula and comfrey. I have no idea how people raise kiddos without those magic potions. It’s amazing how fast he’s healing. My daughter was really cranky and congested, so I whipped up some bone broth. Chicken soup is what gets us through a Portland winter. Click here for a video of my favorite recipe. It’s like a miracle cure for me. When I’ve had too much sugar or dairy during those damp months, I feel my glands swelling up and feel the sickness coming on. I whip up the broth and sip it and I’m better almost instantly!
I had breakfast with a friend yesterday morning who wasn’t feeling great. I basically badgered her saying if she didn’t go home and make herself soup I wasn’t gonna talk to her again.
She sent me this note later that day, and I didn’t feel so bad about being so bossy earlier:
“I just had the most intense dream about the bone broth! I was cold sweating and feeling so sick, I almost considered going straight to bed when I got home, but I knew that the broth would take time so I got it in the crock pot. I fell asleep full of fatigue, then woke up and smelled the broth cooking and I knew it would be ready to nourish me soon. Then, I entered a dream. I was cooking bone broth in a forest where people were gathering to meet.
These people were luminaries and I was in awe of many of them for their special inner qualities. Some had traveled from far away to be here. I was very excited to share my bone broth with them. I woke up as I was starting to play hostess and getting ready to ladle broth for people. I kept hearing the words “bone broth” in the dream.
I ended up being asleep for over 3 hours! This is longer than I have slept at one time in ages. I know this is a silly dream about broth, but I believe that this was a truly healing dream and I almost feel like it helped my body turn a corner, away from the difficult summer body, into the fall. Thanks for the idea for bone broth, Liliana!”
I am going through an intense process of business growth and my own sense of self-worth. Years ago, I was struggling to get clients and build my practice, and thanks to many wonderful friends and clients like yourself, I have done that beyond my wildest dreams.
Now, if you’ve seen my video with the crystal ball…you know how much I love a spoof! Well, I am at it again.
Since my son was born, I have lusted for a minivan. My little Toyota Corolla was finally paid off, so who would even think of financing a car again? But, still I found myself thinking jealous thoughts in grocery store parking lots. As other mothers pushed buttons to open doors with hands full of kids and groceries, I was greedily salivating at the idea of all that space to change a diaper safe from the pouring Oregon rain. Not to mention play-dates and field trips where you can actually drive more that two kids.
Long story short, one fell into my hands. After all these years, it is everything I have ever dreamed. I am the proud owner of a 2004 Honda minivan! Woohooo!
So, while I was busy telling my filmmaker friend, Cynthia (who does all my videos), that I felt like filming was super flat for me (I can’t talk to a camera, I need real people, with real issues), Minivan Psychic was created.
I’ve been filming “energetic tools” to upload to the website. I want to start offering free content there, but it’s not working. If you’ve had a class with me, you know that I am playful and fun and tell cheesy jokes. None of this is coming through on video! (It’s sad, I know.) So I’m telling Cynthia how it feels like an unsolvable problem. Cynthia, meanwhile, is trying to get me to chill out so she can solve it.
But I’m not paying attention to my homework. Instead I just want to gush about my (new to me) minivan. Does she understand how sleek my minivan is? It’s my new Lexus. My next attempt to impress her is to take her out for a smoothie in my van. Yup, look how many people can fit in my van! Cynthia is in a back seat saying, “Liliana, this thing IS huge! You could almost film your classes in here.” Then she spoke the magic words, “You could be a minivan psychic!”
I was jealous of fancy mamas and their minivans. A twist of luck and I got one. Now, I am on a minivan high. There is a special club that I belong to now. I am also a psychic. So we are creating a web show called: Minivan psychic: Leave your spiritual junk in my minivan trunk.
It’s absurd, I know. I am literally luring people into my van for on camera readings. But, I promise the focus of the show will be deep, relevant and multi-dimensional.
Still, the theme is cheese
PLEASE SHARE MY CASTING CALL:
I know your mother told you never to get into a stranger’s van, but…it’s a minivan!
I will be filming webisodes for “Minivan Psychic” September 13th and 14th in N.E. Portland.
(Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like)
I need willing participants. They get a free on camera 15-45min “psychic” reading from me. Preferably people who I don’t know and have never worked with me. But anyone can apply.
Note to potential participant: You will not be paid for this. We can change names but keep in mind that personal things might come up in an on camera reading. We will do our best to edit things out so there is a level of privacy. But I will not sugar coat this thing is going on the web and is best suited for someone who wants to be seen. An extrovert is practically a requirement here folks.
If you know someone who’s interested please have them email their contact info (with minivan psychic in the subject line) email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATES PLEASE:
A-Alignment W/ Liliana In-Person (Portland, OR.)
Starts Monday September 16th 6:45pm-8pm (8-weeks)
You can sign up here for free and pay as you go or email us and we can help firstname.lastname@example.org
Heal Your Badass Heart Workshop-With Candida This is an in-person class offered at my office. (Portland, OR.)
Part 1 Saturday October 5, 2013 from 10-2.
Part 2 Saturday October 19, 2013 from 10-2.
A tool kit will be supplied to start the rituals with intention, offering support and guidance through this process. Price for both workshops- $200.00 Registration opens soon.
Woman song class is coming back! With Linda Rose Walker.
The last Sunday of each month September-November
Dates: Sept. 29th, Oct. 27th, Nov. 24th. 3:30-5:00pm
Registration opens soon.
For those of you who have already taken A or B waiting for more online or in-person. I have not forgotten about you. It’s just been a big business learning curve. I am hoping to have everything up by January at the latest.
Remember one of my amazing business coaches, Jenn Armbrust? Well, she is offering a free workshop called, Making With Meaning. Wed Oct 9th 7pm-8:30pm and it’s FREE! Click here for more details.
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