Self-Promotion/Self-Reveal Challenge Summary

Its the first day after the challenge and I know it wasn’t meant to be five and done. I’m meant to continue revealing myself so that others who need me can find me. So, that I’m more comfortable. So this becomes old hat.

Revealing oneself is easier and harder than you think, all at once. The hardest part is right before you do it, just like many things. The decision to do it, to be it (transparent) is the hard part. Once you’ve made the commitment, its actually quite fun. I really enjoyed sharing my success stories. I love sharing what it is I love to do. I liked sharing the ‘Reason’ or ‘my why’ if you will.

I challenge myself to being revealing every day. To write revealing posts. To share my offers when appropriate. To be always 100% me, no holds punched.

Here’s what else I learned. I don’t have to do self-promotion. When I am self-revealing I attract my tribe; friends, clients, business relationships etc.

I like how it feels being exposed, no more secrets. No more withholding information in an effort to be ‘professional’, or ‘healed’ or whatever it was that I was thinking.

Revealing is being Real. Its being authentic and we aren’t being real or authentic when we aren’t being revealing.

The key is that being revealing isn’t self-promoting. Self-promoting comes from a different place than self-revealing. I see that clearly now and that will make all the difference.

I love you.


Day 4 Self-Promotion/Self-Reveal

23484467_10214785715261174_1642806882_oI had this almost fully written, when this bug I’ve been fighting for 2 weeks now, got a second wind. Plus a trip back to Indiana and my 5 days of shameless self-promotion had to be put on pause. So, here’s day 4’s share!

Today’s story to reveal the gifts I have to offer is one of the most significant ones I have. My very best friend wanted more than anything to have a child but was having trouble conceiving. After trying unsuccessfully, she and her husband turned to fertility treatments.

The fertility treatments weren’t quite working as hoped and after an ultrasound showed her ovaries ‘behind schedule’ in their growth, we scheduled a healing session. While the session was focused on the infertility other things showed up as needing energy. Because energy goes where it is needed, one never questions what shows up…you just attend to it.

When we got to her abdomen the energy was flowing strongly over her ovaries. She described the sensation as feeling like ‘popcorn’ in her uterus, which is congruent with what I experienced. The energy was strong and really enthusiastic.

The next week she had another ultrasound done and her ovaries were right on schedule! Not long after the session she conceived and was expecting her first child.

Healing does not have to be exclusively alternative or traditional methods, they can make a beautiful complementary couple. In fact, alternative healthcare is often called complementary medicine.

That said, I wasn’t finished with that family.

At 25 weeks their daughter was born 1 pound 15 ounces, 13 inches. She had grade 3 brain bleeds on both sides of her brain and was in the hospital for 75 days. I made several trips to the hospital to support my friend and to provide energetic assistance to the baby’s healing and wellbeing.

The brain bleeds resolved rather quickly and now 16 years later there are no cognitive or motor skill deficits.

I can never say what results will come from energy healing. I never make promises as to what kind of healing one will get. So much of it depends on the patient and their ability to embrace being well.

The idea of ‘welling’ rather than ‘healing’ is a simple mental shift that embraces a well body, rather than focusing on healing an illness. Does that make sense? That energy pointed towards eradicating a disease or disorder is pointed towards the unwanted. If its wellness we want, its wellness we must point our energy towards.

I love you. I really do.


Day 3 Self-Promotion Challenge

Day 3 of Self-Promotion

So much realization happening right now through this challenge.

It still amazes me how Spirit (or Source, or your higher self, or consciousness, or whatever you want to name it) works. How when we get out of our own way, we can tap into the truth and all it takes is sitting for lying quietly and listening.

I have gotten the most amazing advice, guidance and insight from Spirit; from just going still and listening. Things come through that couldn’t have come through any other way, like this challenge. And through this challenge I’ve already learned something that couldn’t have come through any other way too.

This whole time I’ve been calling it ‘self-promotion’ but it isn’t that at all, is it?

Its self-revealing.

And that’s why its been so hard for me, to self-promote, because what it really requires is revealing oneself. I’ve been remiss at that, mistaking pride and self-confidence for braggart and ego, but as I’ve been forced the past two days to find different opportunities to self-promote, it has made me realize this fact I’d overlooked.

It isn’t that I’ve wanted to be deceitful, I just thought it was all supposed to be more about you, the receiver, than me the healer. But that isn’t a symbiotic relationship, is it? If I don’t show who I am, as a human being as well as a healer, then how would anyone know if we might be a right fit to work together? How could anyone know what is possible if what has been isn’t shared?

In sharing my wins – whether personal or professional – I am revealing myself. Part of me worries about being judged for it. Doubting that what I say happens. Or that one might call me a braggart or think me egoistic, but that is just my old story trying to keep its job.

There are many things that I am not good at, but healing and walking with people on their journeys are not some of them. I am really good at metaphysical stuff. I am powerful and insightful and I love the hell out of this shit!!!

That’s what one wants, right? A practitioner, of any sort, that is fan-dam-tastic and is passionate, not indifferent. How else can that be conveyed unless through sharing one’s accomplishments and kudos? 

Just sharing all this isn’t that revealing, so I suppose it is time to share another story.

This time, I’m going way back to what first showed me the kind of power I tap into. It was 1993 and my daughter was 3 months old. We’d already had a rocky pregnancy, lost the baby before her and now she was throwing up as soon as she ate. We had changed her formula a couple of times so the doctor ordered an ultrasound.

They found a mass in her umbilicus. The umbilicus is supposed to shrink to a thread and just disappear after birth, but we had trouble with her cord falling off and then not healing right. Now this. This mass was threatening to entangle her intestines. We were sent to a children’s hospital in Chicago for consultation.

The mass was confirmed and surgery was required, the only question was when, not if, it would be done. Could we wait 6 more months to give her a little time or would we have to do it in a month? It all depended on how fast it was growing.

So we were sent home to wait a month, return and retake images. I could not bear the thought of my tiny perfect creation scarred up or undergoing surgery. That’s when my training in Therapeutic Touch came in. Up until this point I had only used TT on hospice patients for pain relief and relaxation. I had no idea if it would work or not for this, I just knew I had to try. So everyday I applied my hands to her abdomen several times and envisioned the mass shrinking and shriveling away to nothing. When I changed her diaper, gave her a bath or just holding her in my lap.

In one month we returned to Children’s Memorial and waited in the exam room while they took our daughter to get images. It seemed to take forever, but finally they returned her to us and had the images already.

There was no more mass. They couldn’t explain it. “We know it was there. We saw it. But its not now and these do not disappear on their own. We just can’t explain it.”

I could.

Now my daughter is 24 years old without a scarred abdomen. I have learned SO much more since that time doing healing work, but the basics remain the same…tap into the Universal Qi and allow it to flow where it needs to flow.

I love you.



Day 2 of Self-Promotion

I have lots of stories to tell (including my own) that I never really take the opportunity to share, so I will start sharing them one by one over the remaining four days of my Spirit given challenge.

One of the most unexpected healings occurred because of someone’s curiosity. He wasn’t sure he believed in what I do, but he was curious enough to give it a try.

This man had a particular walk and had become known for it in his neighborhood, because of an injury he’d suffered 10 years before. He had been working in a warehouse, driving a forklift when it sped out of control crashing into a cement wall. His ankle was pinned between the wall and the forklift barely attached. They told him he would never walk again, but he’d proved them wrong. He was happy with the strange gait, in fact he sort of accepted it as his signature and a badge of honor for regaining his ability to walk.

I got him on my table and placed crystals around him and on his chakra points then I began to go through the routine of cleansing the aura with different crystals. Then I used my hands to direct Universal Qi to where it was called. I never laid hands on him but I lingered over his abdomen and injured ankle.

When I finished I told him to slowly open his eyes. He told me he felt me touch his abdomen and ankle. To this day he does not believe I did not lay hands on him. 🙂 As he got up he said he felt ‘lighter’, ‘cleaner’ and happier. Then he took a few steps and after the sixth one he said “HEY!! MY LIMP IS GONE!”

I walked him out, down the steps and he was like a child so filled with excitement and wonder! Stairs were not an issue, he glided down them easily. Running was not an issue. It was a beautiful thing to be a witness to!!

That was six or seven years ago now and he is still limp free. He also still believes that I laid hands on him.

I never have expectations of what will happen in a healing session, because that would place limits on it. I could’ve never have expected that a limp of 10 years would just be GONE, but it happened because we released the injury’s energy that was trapped within the body. Its a real thing. It happens a lot and we don’t even realize it. Its so important to remember that we are body, mind and spirit.  L(i)FE

I can’t make promises to heal anything, but I can allow Universal Qi to work through me to release the trapped energy within the bodies of others. I can realign energies so they are at optimum working capacity. In essence I suppose I am a ‘resetter’ in that I restore your energetic system back to factory settings!! 😉

Thanks for listening to today’s shameless self-promotion, sponsored by Spirit.

I love you.


Self-Promoting Heart-Centered Entrepreneurs

I haven’t done a study on this, but I’m guessing that if you talk to any spiritual entrepreneur they will tell you that self-promotion is or was a hurdle for them.

Why? Why is it SO hard for us to talk ourselves up? There are probably as many reasons as there are spiritual entrepreneurs. I myself, can name several. There is the ‘it doesn’t count unless someone else says it’ factor. The programming installed by my mother, who said that saying something nice about yourself was bragging which is a sin, paired with the “nothing good was true about you unless someone else said it.”

Then there is the worthiness factor, which I know is common amongst us, ‘I am not worth being paid’. Then there is what I call the ‘holiness factor’, attached to the ‘vow of poverty’ associated with spiritual servants (which is a crock of poo), that people should do spiritual work out of the kindness of their hearts. Then there is the ‘self-promotion is egoistic’ factor, ah….that’s today’s demon. How to tell others that I am confident in the services I provide without sounding like a) a used car salesman, or b) a vulture.

So I sat in meditation about it and communed with Spirit. What I got was eye-opening and I got homework! Spirit never ever fails me. When I need to find an answer it is always there. ALWAYS. Here is what they said, and I quote…

“Ok so you don’t like shameless self-promotion? Do what you resist! Your task is 5 shameless days of self-promotion 5x a day. Do that and find your groove. Others feel sleazy because they may be sleazy. But they are the shadow of that which you desire. So do the challenge and find what’s on the other side of the shadow.” 

OMG! There is SO much wisdom in here! YES there are sleazy self-promoters, but by the law of duality if there is sleazy there is not-at-all-sleazy somewhere, why haven’t I embraced that? Yes, they are the shadow which means something had to cast that shadow, right? How did that evade me? So by jumping in and DOING it instead of resisting it, I can find the not-at-all-sleazy part. I can find that which is casting the shadow!

So, what that means for you all is that you will see me five times a day, for the next five days, promoting myself in all sorts of ways. Feel free to offer feedback, I’m open to that! I’m going to be looking for my groove. What feels authentic and comfortable (and not the ‘oh I’m hiding’ kind of comfortable) for me.

So, this is one ( maybe five if I post it several different places!) What I outlined here, communing with Spirit, is one way I help others as well. Its easy for me to connect with Spirit to get answers I couldn’t otherwise find. I can do it for others as easily as I do it for myself (this is why I do not have a preordained format for working with clients). Best of all I can walk others through learning how to get comfortable doing it for themselves. My whole philosophy is not so much to HEAL YOU but to show you where YOUR HEALING POWER lies!!

I love you.


P.S. If self-promotion is a challenge for you too, feel free to grab this challenge for yourself! Tag me in it…I’d love to follow your journey!!