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The Dark Series: Episode Two

I know I keep saying this over and over, but wow times are intense right now!

I am re-sending this meditation I created right after Trump got elected because <holy shit> I think it is relevant. Click here to listen

In the past 15 days I have gotten so much bad news, that I have wondered how I will survive it all. I have been remembering deep points of pain, loss and disappointment from my past, and all the bad relationships in love and friendship that have gone wrong. I know this is eclipse seasons but holy fuck!

My saving grace is: MY WORK.

My work keeps me solid and grounded on ever shifting terrain. I get to sit with people in trauma and grief and let them know they are not alone. It always feels magical. When I get to midwife their transformation it is epic. My work keeps me honest. I don’t ever get lost in a world of Kardashian Instagram posts. I know the truth. We are all struggling. Especially those who look and act put together.

When I sit with a client, I have no lighting in a bottle. I have no answer for why their life has turned into shit. But I have space to hold and information on how to help them move forward.

My kids keep me be real too. In moments when I want to freak out, I realize I need to speak and act consciously because their little souls and hearts are absorbing my process into their own. I create little rituals to keep me sane in insane parenting moments. For instance, when I am intensely frustrated with one of my kids, I usually start singing instead of yelling. They are either young enough to find the light and humor in this, so that they join in, and we shift the energy together. Or they are old enough to be embarrassed by my singing and they start to behave in the hopes I will shut up.

Each morning when I drop my daughter off at school: It scares me. I am handing her over. I think all the time about the gun and safety issues we have here in American schools. It is so disgusting that we have to worry about this.
So I have a ritual I do when I drop her off.
Each morning when I see her walking away, I feel the fear building up in me. I want to shout things to her like, “If you see a man with a gun at school today hide!”

Instead I shout things like:

Stay away from unicorns!
Watch our for blueberries!
Don’t fall into a popcorn swamp!

I hear her giggling into the school building and I say a little blessing that she will be exactly that way when I pick her back up.

I wanna make you cozy!!!

 

Today I’m celebrating two of my favorite people: My daughter and my fiancé.

There are three parts to this email so hop down to the one you want.

Paragraphs below explain and the links are here:

1. The best cozy holiday blog ever! It’s gonna make you laugh and smile.

2. Bri’s story

3. My daughter’s bedtime story

1. Two of my loveliest friends moved their sweet little family to Sweden! You can’t miss this blog. I hear people say all the time that they want to move out of the country because of our gross and disgusting president. Well, what if you actually did it?!? And you had two little kids in tow and you had to figure everything out from the mail to parking to laundry. Below are my two favorite post to get you started but I do recommend scrolling all the way down to the beginning! Trust me you are going to be snuggled into bed tonight and reading…this it’s sooooo good! You’re gonna learn, you’re gonna laugh and you will be inspired.

Fav posts: Mail and Package Delivery and Works!?!?

2. I made a little story about Bri and her business consultation practice. My “stuck” clients have been growing leaps and bounds under her badass support. Watch the video to see her playfulness and her fire. Both are useful for getting shit done! Her practice has been booming. After she caught her breath, I made her sit down to share what people have been signing up for. (Whether you have a 9-5 job and need professional support or you are in the middle of launching an entrepreneurial project Bri can be your secret weapon too.)

3. ’tis the season for cozy. My daughter and I wrote a chapter book last winter (Illustrations by Josie Coleman) and then made it into a little movie. We sell this on the website and have gotten wonderful feedback. WE WANT TO SHARE IT FOR FREE RIGHT NOW. If you have kids we hope you will share it with them and enjoy it yourself. If you don’t have kids then let us read you a whimsical bedtime story.

Recommended for kids between the age of 5 and 10 and for the kid in you.

This book opens a dialogue between you and your child.
-Following your intuition
-Using your breath to self soothe.
-The power of believing in magic.
-That nature and herbs can be used to heal our bodies.
-That nature still speaks to us.

Watch for free here

Afterwards?

Email at liliana@lotuslantern.org and let us know if you liked our bedtime story, Gabriella would love to know. Comment on my friends Advent blog if it makes you laugh. Send me an email if you are interested in getting connected with Bri for business stuff.

Happy Holidays to you!

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I Need Room To Shine MY Light

I want to share a story with you about my daughter. Her dad decided to take her to explore the caves near our home.

My daughter was delighted to be given her very own kid-sized lantern. She was absolutely fearless, venturing into the deep dark cave with him trailing behind her.

The strangers that followed behind my daughter and her dad soon began to catch up and light the way ahead of her.

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She relished in the impact of the light transforming the dark. My daughter is really shy. The kind of kid that gets mute when anyone other than family speaks to her.

Her dad was in total shock when she began yelling a loud, echoey plea to all the strangers in the cave. It was a firm, “EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME!” and when she had won their startled attention, she declared, “I need room to shine MY light.”

So, this is me giving you permission to ask for room to shine your light.

If she can do it, you can do it.

Where in your life are you feeling oppressed, overwhelmed, closed in? Can you ask for space? Take some time alone? What would help you focus on the light within you?

Shine your light bright,

— Liliana

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Liliana’s Favorite Central Oregon Things

(At the end of this note is a list of my favorite things in Central Oregon!)

It has been almost 10 months since our move to Central Oregon. We have felt blessed to be here. We are living in a place where people help each other out – it’s unreal.

We have made it through the winter and now we have amazing weather. If I had only one word to describe this place it would be: SKY! Big, open, amazing sky.

I still make it over the mountain each month to see my lovely clients in Portland.
Click here or call 503.320.6882

Did you miss the last workshop on karma? I made a virtual version click here for more.

I am working out some details to have an in-person location for Bend, Oregon. 

If you are thinking of visiting Central Oregon this summer, let me to share my favorites places and businesses.

Redmond

School House Produce in Redmond
amazing smoothies, produce and more!

English Tea Room

BrickHouse Restaurant

One Street Down Cafe

Smith Rock

Bend

Acupuncture and ND: Three Sisters Natural Health
Bonnie Skakel will give you a mind blowing meditation experience, body treatments and more!

Pono Farms Butcher and yummy lunches Tuesday-Saturday

Waldorf School of Bend. This place is amazing. The video on that page will make you cry!

Sawyer Park 

Fearless Baking

Cafe Sintra Bend and Sunriver

Drake Restaurant

Pisanos Woodfired Pizza in Tumalo (between Bend and Redmond)

Joolz 

Sisters

Five Pines Lodge
It’s a 5 star experience at a reasonable price. If you want to romance yourself or someone else go for it! It’s on a “campus”. The campus has a movie theater, pub and amazing Shibui Spa.

Latigo’s Restaurant

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What To Do When Your Back Is Against The Wall

I love to plan! I love to know what’s coming next.

Shit! Life is not like that. That uncomfortable place between death and rebirth makes me crazy sometimes. I need to move forward, but I don’t understand what’s next. I need to release the anxiety. Releasing it, will open me to the answer and how to trust, trust, trust.

I made this visualization for anyone who is currently feeling this. Check it out and share it! 

It opens me up to call my angels for help, just like in this Star Wars scene when they call C3PO for HELP.

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Hello From Central Oregon!

Hello from Central Oregon!

I just spent the last month moving my family from Portland to the high dessert of Central Oregon. It has not been absent it’s frustrations.

What’s been helping me stay focused? My energy tools and meditations. Here is one for dealing with stress and frustration.

And then there were moments where I knew I was loosing my mind! And only this song would help me!

So after I used the heck out of my tools and danced around to music, I got to the really exciting and exhilarating parts!

This is my first adult move.

That means that my parents moved me when I was 12 years old from the Bay Area in California, to the cloudy, rainy city of Portland, Oregon.  I had never experienced depression until that move. Looking back, I realize so much of my physical and emotional issues were not about leaving friends behind or even my parent’s divorce. Nope, it was about living in a dark, watery place. I am a water sign with no earth in my chart…I NEED the high dessert climate.

This place reminds me of the summers I spent with my family in the Sierras. This is my first experience of choosing a climate and community!

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It’s hipsters, health food stores, and food carts. I will not give up my practice in Portland and have no plans to open a practice here in Central Oregon.

So how the heck does that work?

Although my life and family will be in Central Oregon, I will spending 6-8 days per month seeing my Portland clientele in Portland, OR. It will just be more consolidated. My new location is just a short flight or a gorgeous drive to my office in Portland. You will continue to have regular access to me via phone or Skype on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Friday’s and Sundays. Click here to see the schedule. or Call Lora to schedule 503.320.6882

Thanks for your support and understanding.  I wish you many blessings and joy in all your endeavors.

– Liliana

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When In Doubt, Float

This last Monday night my daughter was up with a fever. I didn’t sleep a wink. I was exhausted from my two previous 16 hour days in a row. I got up Tuesday morning, grateful to have the day off.

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Wanting answers, making wishes, seeing paths and brick walls before you and trying to decipher it all. I am also a really impatient person. I want to be productive and effective and move toward my vision. Being a seer you might “see” you will be alright in the end, but have no information on how “alright” actually happens.

I’m telling you this because the organization I have had the pleasure of renting space from has been in a big transition. Essentially, things are changing at my work location. I will still be teaching classes and seeing clients on Fridays there at the NE Portland location.

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But Tuesday morning, I was still unsure as to where I would be seeing clients on Sunday and Monday. Where do I tell my clients they are going to meet me? Uuuuummmmm… not so fun.

Tuesday morning, I was sitting in a lot of faith, but had zero energy to work toward a solution.

I was tapped out. So, I lit a candle and asked the flame to do the work of drawing in the best solution for all involved. Then I stayed in my deep dark cave. I didn’t have the energy to do anything else.

I practiced letting go. It was hard work reminding myself to let go and just remember to float. As the anxiety came up, I kept floating. I snuggled deeper in with my sick kids, made food for them, cleaned up, and watched kid movies.

The kids wanted chocolate cake. I NEVER give them sugar when they are sick. But this time I was like, “sure’” so I baked them this chocolate cake and we drank chamomile tea. Uppers and downers. It was so delicious.

And then all my letting go finally paid off. My surrender was rewarded at the 11th hour. Late that night a friend called and offered me a place to work in Portland’s majestic Pearl District! :)

Yippie! Sundays and Mondays, I will be at Dr. Noel Thomas’ location near 13th and Hoyt in NW Portland.

This mercury retrograde feels impossible to surf, but it is definitely float-able.

Never had a class with me? Try A-Alignment! Click on the home page for the links.

A-Alignment (NE MLK and Fremont in Portland Oregon ) Monday, March 3rd 7:00pm-8:15pm  (6-weeks)

A-Alignment Virtual Class-Online Sunday, March 2nd 9:30am-10:45 Pacific Standard Time (6-weeks)

For those of you who have taken classes before, I want you to know that you can join our private online group to get questions asked and receive support click here to join, AND my “pick and choose” advanced classes are finally up!

Click on the home page links see topics and schedules! (Remember you can sign up for free and pay later.)

My favorite class description so far:  How do you create miracles and step into the life you want? By ignoring all the new age bullshit marketing tactics.

Just because you wish for an easy life, doesn’t mean you will have it. Just because someone has an easy life doesn’t mean they are more enlightened or more spiritual than you. It may be the exact opposite. In fact, many times, those of us who are old souls experience instant karma: You step one bit out of integrity and find yourself “in trouble.”

[bctt tweet=”Life is not easy. It never will be. You don’t have to take it personally.”]

You are embodied on a planet that is in a major growth period.

You can learn tools to make life smoother, allow yourself to accept the discomforts, and refocus on what feels good. Karate chop the programming that tells you it’s all about “how” you think. Learn about karma. Learn to laugh and let go. Learn about the difference between “being of service” and “being stuck in servitude.”