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todayi-amI was having a bad day. The worst day ever. I was talking to a friend that was suffering too. Our struggles were so intense that neither one of us could offer the other hope.  Out of desperation we created something called: MANIFESTATION CIRCLE! (Yes I just yelled that at you.) It’s a powerful way to get unstuck. Are you feeling isolated in the rush or your life? Are you exhausted by this last year and looking for an epically, badass, fresh start? Then give Manifestation Circle a chance! It’s FREE.

Listen to instructions here.

Testimonial: “It is incredible to be witnessed and to witness. It was powerful to hear the realness in other people's lives. Thank you for bringing something simple and powerful for us to interact through. Makes the community feeling more cohesive to me and breaks down barriers.” -Lexie Penaluna, Acupuncturist

What the Heck is the Difference between a Twin-Flame and a Soul-Mate?

Since so many of us are desiring vibrant relationships. I’ll just put this here to start us off in the wishing department. It’s my take on Relationships: Soulmates, Twin Flames, Life-Mates, Healing agreements and how Past Life Reflections can cause confusion.

couple-731890_1280Soul-mates: You will have many soul-mates in a life-time. It’s when you have that instant connection with someone. They just “get” you. You have a conversation and it’s exquisitely fluid. It’s such a relief to be in the company of a soulmate or kindred spirit. It’s like coming home. You are from the same soul family, the same distant star. You don’t have to teach someone your language, your culture. You just flow together. You share the same thoughts, laugh at the same shit and communicate telepathically with your eyes and presence. You feel “seen” and “see” them. Sometimes this is a romantic connection, sometimes this is your best friend, your work partner, or a family member. (“Romantic” means you sink down into the sensuality of your second chakra with them. If you are soul-mates that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re life-mates.)

love-1536226_1280Life-mate: People who find a beautiful life rhythm. They support each other in this complex world. Sometimes you meet a couple that is in sync on that everyday level. They plan well and do life together as a wonderful team. If you are ONLY life-mates and not soul-mates too, you will still need a soul-mate somewhere in your life to feel fulfilled. You and your life-mate might have great sex and be loving and efficient. However, if you are spiritually developed, you will still feel drawn to have a soul-mate by your side. If this soul-mate of yours is your best friend, your life-partner will have to make room for that connection. And usually life-mates are really good at that. Because the lifestyle part matches up so well. If you have a soul-mate and life-mate in the same person then you are L.U.C.K.Y.! This is basically what most people REALLY want.

human-1215160_1280Twin Flames: You have only one twin-flame. As you came out of the primordial goo and embodied onto the earth, your soul split into two expressions; one Yin (feminine) and Yang (masculine). (This does not mean you are not whole!)

Pretend that you were being efficient:

‘I know! I’ll clone myself and get twice the work done!”

This is like splitting up the work. Your twin-flame experiences lessons through reincarnation as do you. In the beginning you are usually not on the earth at the same time unless you are on a special mission. (One will come down to earth to lesson and experience things, while the other coaches and supports from the astral plane.) On the other hand, soul-mates are like teammates. To keep the momentum going you are on the earth at the same time. Twin-flames incarnate together towards their last couple lifetimes to begin integrating, healing, creating and bringing wholeness to the world. Twin-flames are mission oriented. You have learned many things separately, now you show each other what you have learned individually. Your twin-soul sees exactly the opposite view as you through either the Yin or Yang expression.

Your twin-flame is a giant pain in your ass!

You recognize each other but have totally different skill sets and views on things. You will feel drawn to each other through a profound recognition and synergy. There will be mind blowing sexual chemistry. It is rarely easy to navigate as a team.

Like: “Hey there hot stuff! Let’s make out.”

Then: “Oh jeeze, wait a second, you are fucking freaking me out”.

Twin flames usually have strange stories of falling into each others lives or meeting to test the waters. ‘Are we fully ready to come back together?’ There can be a “chaser” and a “runner”. Usually the feminine twin is the “chaser”, the “masculine” is traditionally the runner. Both must be ready, spiritually evolved enough, healed enough; to begin the integration process. Neither are meant to lose their identity in the process of integration. It’s more like connecting your smartphone to recharge, download and update. They are meant to rest together and learn from each other. Then do the humanitarian work of healing the planet.

Soulmates have all the fun, they get to just “watch Netflix and chill”. So don’t be sad if your twin flame is off planet for this round. We need a t-shirt that says, “Soul-Mates have ALL the fun!”

Watch this video on healing agreements and growth periods to understand what happens when your soulmate or twin flame is not ready for you or not healthy this life-time.

How Do Past-Life Stories Affect Your Present-Time Relationships?

People ask me, ‘what is my past-life with this person?’. If your past-lives have been AWESOME together, you might REALLY love this person…like instantly. Like everything in you says, ‘YES! I remember our wonderful family life, living on that farm and singing those songs and it was picturesque and fun. Let’s do it all again!’.

Personally, I find when I have a strong reaction (good or bad) to someone there is usually a past life story there.

When your past-lives have sucked badly with a soul-mate, then you might really dislike the person.


I remember being annoyed by a waiter in a restaurant that I frequented. I loathed being in his section and would often ask the hostess to seat me elsewhere. He was just waaaaayyyy too peppy for my taste. The more I resisted him, the more the universe would shove him in my face. He was always prying and asking me questions about my life. He would communicate friendly, but unwanted observations about me. He was so damn charming and quirky, I wanted to punch him in the face. For one year, I hated his guts and held a firm boundary of disgust. Then, one day I was able to see past all the frustration he stirred in me. And I remembered him fully. It was as if his true soul was being revealed to me. The moment I met him (in this life-time), I remembered him from another time and I felt frightened. His light cast a shadow and I got to see and feel parts of myself I had oppressed.


The day I saw past that, we became instant friends.

Because, I remembered he was not my oppressor. I remembered that he was in some bad shit WITH me a long-ass time ago. A whole other fucking life-time ago.  

He laughed when I reminded him how much I hated his guts for an entire year. He would say, “I knew you would come around and remember me eventually. I recognized you the moment I saw you.” I did also, but I ran like a scared child. Under that anger was profound fear that my body remembered.

So, what was my past-life trauma with him? Together we performed rituals and entertained people together. It sounds fun, right? Well, in that lifetime I was forced to perform like a puppet. I was used for a skill and talent but was not free to be my own person. My gifts kept me indentured. In our current life-time, I discovered that this guy wasn’t a waiter. He was a performer, an actor, a musician, and a Cirque du Soleil clown. Present-time, I had so much fear around being “seen” because I might be controlled or used. He rejoiced in our ability to overcome obstacles. While I remembered the prison of that life-time. He was reminding me there was a way to beat the oppressors thru storytelling. We would perform for the ruler of the land, using satire and complex language to shame them. He saw that as a way to heal but my heart wasn’t in it. I wanted my private life and he wanted to teach the world a lesson. Eventually we were persecuted for our art. He went out like a rebel and I went out like a martyr.

He went on to coach me through it and taught me to play. I released the trauma.

The universe laid him in my path. So that I could overcome my fear of being seen. It was an opportunity for me to heal. He instantly brought out a fear that was so deep inside me I wanted to run away from him because of it. He seemed so forced and false. And forced and false was my experience in those lifetimes. It wasn’t who he was that scared me, it was what he mirrored to me. It’s like seeing your own sad reflection in the mirror someone else holds up for you and you want to run away from the person holding the mirror.

I love watching movies about soulmate and twin flames!

What are your favorite movie about this?
I love Far and Away and Anne of Green Gables!

I have felt so many emotions since this election, I have been gathering my words and strength before reaching out. I have needed to get clear and move past my personal fears before doing so.

I am the daughter of immigrants.

I am a woman.

I am a woman of color.

I am a woman in love with another woman.

As a child, my mother told me many stories of oppression growing up in Argentina under the rule of the Perón’s. After my parents immigrated to the states, we watched from afar as the “dirty war” in the 70’s “disappeared” thousands of people. It was very painful and scary.

I have created a meditation that helps us energetically understand why people like myself feel concerned about the future of this country. Let’s love and support each other during these intense times.

I am sharing 3 awesome things:

My partner and business advisor, Bri Condon, has created special offerings for Lotus Lantern. Bri has helped me move past many of my personal upper limit problems. She has been providing these services to many of my clients. Their feedback has been tremendous! She’s an incredible coach and offers business consultation, supervision and coaching for parents of adolescents. Click here and scroll down to learn more here.

The amazing artist Roxanne Jackson has started a powerful movement! It’s a Nasty Woman art exhibit. Learn more here.

Listen to my free meditation on root chakra healing here. Please comment on soundcloud and share if it resonates!

Being a human is hard and sometimes earth can seem like a scary and unwelcoming place. There have been so many instances in my life when I have felt stuck and terrified. I’ve had to hold on and wait for clarity before I could take action.

FYI: I am TERRIBLE at waiting! Having to sit present and still in difficult circumstances, is like having to sit on a hot stove; it is epicly painful.

The thing that saves me: Intentional prayers and blessings!

What is it? A blessing is a moment to root and ground. It’s a communion or conversation between you, your higher-self and the divine. It’s like asking to see the manager when you’ve had a terrible customer service experience. It’s a ritual that gets your internal energy moving again. It’s also a way to withdraw your energy from chaos and re-invest it with a positive charge into a new direction.

When do I do this?

When The Walls Are Closing In: When I am contracted in fear and too scared to expand into my power. I feel stuck on one side of the river and am frantically trying to find the bridge to the other side. wallsareclosingin

Nightmares: When I wake from a nightmare that seems so real I can’t catch my breath.

Dinner time: Showing gratitude and blessing food restores the vital energy of the food. When we do this we are intentioning that anything that could be harmful be released from the food before we take it in; energetically matching our body.

Golden Suns are little prayers: Check out this video (start at the 4:30 mark)

When you call your life-force energy back to yourself, you have the power to make a sweet blessing before you incorporate that energy back. Think of it like a power boost that gives you the momentum you need when you can’t muster any willfulness.

Where can you find blessings? John O’Donohue’s has a wonderful book called: To Bless The Space Between Us. This is a great start. You can also create your own blessings!

Learn how to right now! Do this freestyle writing exercise to create a personal blessing. Just let the information come without judgement onto the paper.


What do I give myself permission to release?

If I release these things what freedoms do I gain?

What can I forgive myself for?

What do I intentionally want to bring to myself and into my life?

Then, write in some gratitude for the lessons learned.


Always ask for highest good. You can always ask for exactly what you want. However, at the end of the day; you only want for the highest good for yourself and others. This is the do no harm part.

Who are you calling upon for assistance? Here are a list of some safe healers to call upon.

The Great Mother and the Great Father

God or Divine Source

Your Higher Self


Ganesha (remover of obstacles)

Guardians of Light

Benevolent Ancestors

FINALLY, blend all of this yumminess together to create a beautiful personalized mantra, prayer or blessings. You are powerful. The alchemy of blending your own words is a wonderful treat! Don’t be shy, give it a try.

Yippie! I have been dreaming about this for 3 years. Now, I finally get to co-facilitate a retreat at Five Pines Lodge in Sisters, Oregon! Oct 15th and 16th, 2016.

Here is the feeling behind this: I want to teach you stuff, but I also want to help you REST. (I don’t think you should be exhausted from a workshop, you should leave rested and re-inspired.) Our active learning day will be short and sweet from 9am til about 2pm. Lucky you, because Five Pines houses the AMAZING Shibui Spa, Sisters Movie Theater, Three Creeks Brewing and walking trails in the FOREST.

So we will PLAY during the morning and afternoon, then you can design your own rituals of self-care in your plentiful free-time.

Hosting this retreat is a big emotional step for me. I am doing a retreat for YOU, in a place that makes MY heart sing and we get to meditate and do energy work, encircled by magic. Our private classroom overlooks a meadow and creek. We have a big stone fireplace and beauty abounds. I get to feed you lunch and tea! How cool is that? Are you enticed? Are you curious? Want to learn more? THEN CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS


PLUS: I get to co-facilitate this retreat with Bri Condon of Alchemy Consulting, Bri brings experiential work and storytelling to this retreat. She has a badass work ethic and the ability to inspire and play hard.

You will grow and heal from the combination of my meditation, energy tools and her action, play and storytelling style. I hope you will join us!

Blessings, Liliana

“You have heard that you must ‘let go’ of surging emotions, feelings, and sensations, but they will let go of you when you call off the war. Nothing has gone wrong and no mistake has been made. There is primordial rest in the core of the fire. It is not an error that you have been born as a sensitive human being with a raw, open heart. Send your awareness into the center and watch as the nature of all form reveals as light. You need not fix your vulnerability or cover up your tenderness any longer. For it is through your sensitivity that love will come alive here, and erupt in the four directions.” — Matt Licata

Alethea Dalton High Fidelity Organizing

Alethea Dalton
High Fidelity Organizing

My divorce became final last month! I decided to give myself the gift of a Wholistic Organizer. What the heck is that you ask? That’s a magical woman named Alethea Dalton. She comes to your house and makes it beautiful and functional FAST! This woman is amazing and you need to know more about her. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t need this treatment. In 3 hours she transformed my entire kitchen. I love to cook, but now I LOVE to cook! This chick put everything in the exact right place. I didn’t even know how much I needed this until I was dancing with joy in my kitchen.

Alethea explained to me that I have spent many years being loyal to someone else’s needs
and expectations (my ex) but that now I had the freedom to express a loyalty to myself. Her business, High Fidelity Organizing, blossomed out of the belief in nurturing the highest loyalty to oneself.

From Alethea:

What: One room Make-Over (3 – hour session )

I will always start with what you have available in your home, no need to purchase any new furniture or decor.
No need to prep or change or clean anything.
I will bring my organizing toolkit and you will bring your readiness for change.
Picture the life you love… now let’s create it in the essence of every space.

Cost Options:

Co-Create with Me: $165.00 (You stay and participate in the process of transformation. This is a great choice if you want to have a little more oversight with the process and keep costs down. )

Hand Over the Reins: $225.00 (To busy to stay, gotta get the kids to camp and just want the room to have a treatment? This is the package for you. Keep in mind I will need your presence 15 min before and after the session.)

Email with a description of your needs and I will get back to you within 48 hours.

Josie and I have created Healing Chakra Cards and they are available for purchase!

Purchase Healing Chakra Cards Now!

Each card includes:

1. Information about each chakra
2. Symptoms experienced when a chakra is affected
3. The opportunity for growth
4. A golden sun to help get your energy back
5. And, of course, a favorite quote from Dumbledore. (We love Harry Potter)

These cards are laminated for use with clients & yourself (you will inevitably throw them in your bag or car just to have them near, believe me!).

$30 for the collection of 7 chakras. Shipped to your home or office.

Did you know you can start developing your intuition right now?

A-Alignment is a prerequisite for ALL other classes at Lotus Lantern Healing Arts. It’s our basic intuitive development class that provides you a language for accessing your own intuitive gifts.

Loaded with goodies, self healing, soothing and protecting yourself from all the crap we have to endure in a day. Those of us who are energetically sensitive tend to feel overwhelmed quickly. The lessons and tools provided can give you the respite you desire.

Click Here if you want instant access online! This class was created for my amazing clients all over the US and abroad! Use the coupon code Love and get $80.00 off you purchase of the course. It’s normally $279.00 add the coupon code: LOVE (All caps) it’s $199.00 for the month of December.

Live basic Intuitive Development class in Bend, Oregon at Riverside Wellness. This class has limited seating. So please sign up. January 6th 6:45pm-8pm Wednesdays for 4 weeks. Click here to sign up.

I am thrilled to announce our latest location in Bend, Oregon! (I will still be coming to Portland each month.)

I am so grateful to be collaborating with some amazing healers.

This space has been a longtime dream for my friend, Bonnie Skakel. She’s been eyeing a building on the river for two years now. When I say, “on the river”, I mean it’s like you’re walking on water. It’s that magnificent.

If you live here or are heading for a vacation in Bend, Oregon, I would love to see you live and in person. This little slice of heaven is called Riverside Wellness.

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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

I want to share a video from my series A-Alignment where I get to talk about “growth periods.”

All my lessons are coming so swiftly and intensely right now, I have to have great compassion for myself. You should be kind to yourself, too! You’ll get to see what a dork I am. 🙂

Check My Friends! (I am so freaking proud of them)…

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(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. Continue Reading →