What is True Power?

We are living in times where there is much fear. Fear causes us to look outside of us and see anything or anyone different as a threat. This creates separation and we lose our connection to each others' humanity. Interestingly over and over as we experience natural...

Compassion and Kindness

Each one of us is responsible for the impact we have on others and the world around us, our footprint. It is often easier for us to notice and be aware of how others' actions and behaviors affect us yet we shy away from looking at how our behavior affects the...

True Acceptance

"This being human is a guest house Every morning a new arrival A joy, a depression, a meanness. Some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!... The dark thought, the shame, the malice, meet them at the door laughing, and...

Contraction Through Fear

We all have fear. Mostly we are fearful of the unknown and experiencing pain through opening our hearts to our own lives and to others. We fear what we cannot control and whatever makes us uncomfortable. Fear creates a contraction in the body and controls our thoughts...

The journey into ourselves and out into our lives

To live a life of authenticity and peace, we must learn to know ourselves and accept ourselves. Often we think of this journey as work or as a means of fixing what we consider broken or wrong with us. While the movement within through the layers of fear, shame, guilt,...

Update

Good morning to all you very special people. I am sorry to let you know I'll be out of commission for a while. I underwent emergency surgery on Saturday night where they removed a piece of my colon. I am confident I will make a full recovery. My hospital stay is 4-5...

Belief

As we all know, whatever we believe deep inside colors the lenses of how we see the world and our relationships. If we believe we are not worthy, not lovable and not enough, we will see the world through the filter of that belief and our relationships and our success...

Listening To Myself

As most of you know, I have been off work the past couple weeks. I had a medical procedure on the 22nd Feb and had the intent on using the recovery time to get some writing done. I want you to be assured that I am doing well and did not mention this before as I did...

Intention

In the universe, there is an immeasurable, indescribable force which shamans call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link. Carlos Castaneda Intention Intention is so much more than a strong dogged...

New Year Intentions

Did you set some New Year intentions? Did you promise yourself you would meditate each day, go to the gym or practice kindness? How are you doing with that? Are you staying mindful of your actions and commitments? It is easy to get lost in the busyness of our lives...

What Can You Commit To?

We are nearing the end of the year, and it is often a time for reflection. How has the past year been for you? Is your life more aligned with your truth now than it was a year ago? Have you been listening to the guidance within that is available to us at all times...

The Beauty of Meditation

Meditation is such a wonderful routine to incorporate into your daily life. It's simple, inexpensive and doesn't require anything but yourself. You can meditate anytime anywhere: on the train, sitting at your desk, walking, running, and lying in bed. Meditation allows...

3 Ways to Practice Mindfulness Today

The awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgementally to the unfolding of experience moment by moment. -Jon Kabat Zinn Mindfulness as a pathway within Over the past 20 years I have noticed that we have an...

Energy and Vibration

We live in a multi dimensional world of energy and vibration The vibration we put out into the world has a big impact on what we attract to ourselves. The actions we take affect both our lives and those around us.  Our bodies, minds and spirits are all an integral...

True Power

"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment." Mahatma Gandhi What is True Power? We live in a world...

The Pressure To Feel Happy

Is happiness the ultimate goal? We often put pressure on ourselves to be happy. If we are not happy we might even feel shame around that. The attachment to being happy often leaves us in pain creating a sense of failure within us. This takes us further from the goals...

Learning From Pain

Pain is a great teacher Why? It forces us to stop, to slow down and to own our limitations. It repetitively brings into the present moment and awareness of a particular area of our bodies.  Often it has various tentacles that include emotional or spiritual trauma....

There is No Formula to Letting Go

How do I let go? One of the most challenging steps of the healing journey is letting go. I hear the question over and over: "How do I do that?" The problem is that there is no exact formula. Letting go is a personal process. First, we must uncover what we are holding...

Unconscious Patterns

The emotional and physical impact of unconsious patterns Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs have a direct impact on our biology. The healing of unresolved emotional issues frees our heart and with that our creative force. The emotions held in the body, from grief to...

Acceptance

What does it mean to have true acceptance in our lives? When we explore deep inside ourselves most of us discover that what we truly desire is to experience peace within. Inner peace comes from accepting our lives and ourselves as we are right now. It is resistance...

Limiting Beliefs

We are powerful creative beings We can attract to us the life we truly desire, the life that is alignment with who we are, with our Soul. There has been much written about the ability to attract what we want and that it is important that we just focus on whatever that...

Mindful Presence

Why do so many of us struggle to be alone with ourselves? Many of us struggle to be alone, when we know that to really understand ourselves means the ability to melt into the essence of our true beings. Why do we use so many tools to distract ourselves? What are we...

Impact

"A simple at of kindness can have a tremendous impact on a person's life." Over the weekend my son was mugged on his way back to his hotel in San Diego. Two men asked for help and directions on his phone and then hit him over the back of his head, leaving him...

Simply Meditate

A World of Noise and Busyness With technology, social media, families, jobs and all other stresses, we do not find much stillness in our daily lives. Meditation is a practice that supports a connection to our inner Selves and an opportunity to quiet our minds and find...

True Freedom

What does it mean to be truly free True freedom is a vibrant energy for life anchored by a core of clarity and calm. When we are free, we are fully present and able to meet all of life's experiences with appreciation, wisdom and confidence. We are in touch with our...

Attention

How much of your attention is centered in the present moment? When you listen within do you notice that more of your attention is in the past in pain and regret or do you find that you tend more toward fear and anxiety of what is yet to come? Are you losing power to a...

My Journey with vulnerability

22 years ago as I was going through the most difficult yet transformational period of my life. During this time, I heard a message deep inside me that said: Marion, there is power in vulnerability. Just plain vulnerable At the time, the rawness of the fear and hurt I...

My Trip to Sedona

Sedona I am returning feeling refreshed and excited about what's ahead. A while back, I asked myself "What do I really need?" What I heard back was that I need time to be nurtured and time for myself. This prompted my week in Sedona. It was an interesting experience...

Meditation and Vibration

(Everyone all relaxed and open with the power of the gong 🙂 ) Good Morning everyone. There will be meditation tonight at my studio at 7pm. Please let me know via text or email if you plan to attend. I look forward to seeing you there. We had a beautiful afternoon on...

Awaken, Embrace, Empower

Thoughts, feelings, and beliefs Our thoughts, feelings and beliefs have a direct impact on our biology. The healing of unresolved emotional issues frees our heart and with that our creative force. The emotions held in the body, from grief to sadness to anger and...

Our Relationship to Anger

Anger isn't necessarily bad Anger is neither good nor bad, right nor wrong. It just is. What we do with that anger is what counts. It can be used in either destructive or constructive ways. Elementally it is related to the Fire element and Fire also governs our...

Space to Grieve and Heal

Deepen the Relationship Within At various times of life in which we go through transitions that provide an opportunity for us to deepen our relationship within. A time to get to know ourselves in a deeper, more intimate way. These times are often difficult and...

Are we really communicating better today?

Open Communication Listening to ourselves and others with an open heart and mind is a great gift. All it costs is a little courage and a willingness to be vulnerable and open. To be in a place it is important to cultivate a relationship deep within ourselves first. We...

Intimate Relationships and Truthful Communication

Speaking the truth In our relationships we offer the greatest gift when we speak what is true. This must begin with our own relationship within. Giving us the an ability to look openly and honestly at ourselves and without judgement to face what is true. It is often...

Experiencing The Polarities

Staying in the dark I am sure many of us who have opened up to the journey of uncovering our essential natures have thought at times that it might just have been easier to just stay in the dark. It is a courageous and vulnerable journey that requires us to face...

A Quick Message About Meditation

Attention and Awareness To discover who we really are and uncover the truest sense of our self, we have to place our attention and awareness on the deepest sense of what it feels like to be ourselves, while letting everything else be. Imagine falling into empty space....

Acceptance and Resistance

What does it mean to have true acceptance in our lives and how would it change our state of inner peace? When we explore deep inside ourselves most of us discover that what we truly desire is to experience peace within. Inner peace comes when we accept our lives and...

Creating Space For The Truth

The soul's journey is a courageous one It asks of us to look deep inside to uncover what it is that keeps us from being ourselves. What are the stories, habits and fears that we return to over and over that prevent us from stepping into the unknown? The next step to...

Following My Intuition

David Whyte I had the privilege of experiencing the poetry and wisdom of David Whyte in person this weekend. It touched my soul in the most beautiful way. He has a gift of listening that is so profound and as you listen to him you feel yourself held in a way that...

Moving Through Heart Break

"All of our great traditions, religious, contemplative and artistic, say that you must a learn how to be alone - and have a relationship with silence. It is difficult, but it can start with just the tiniest quiet moment." David Whyte The challenge of heartbreak is to...

Mindfulness in the Age of Distractions

Good Morning everyone. There will be meditation tonight at my studio at 7pm. Please let me know via text or email if you plan to attend. I look forward to seeing you there. Meditation and Mindfulness have become more common terminology in our society today. Practicing...

Paying Attention to Your Inner Wisdom

Living life consciously involves taking responsibility for the way you show up each day. It is important to pay attention to your inner wisdom as a guide towards what feels in alignment for you. It is not about an external right and wrong but rather an internal paying...

The Practice of Meditation

What can we do to help with our inner connection? A lot of us become very overwhelmed at the prospect of developing or even starting a practice of meditation. Meditation is merely awareness. You have everything you need within you to begin to meditate. You do not have...

The Beauty of Who We Already Are

We live in a world of energy. The vibration we put out into the world has a big impact on what we attract to ourselves. Our bodies, minds and spirits are all an integral part of who we are and so our thoughts and emotions, both conscious and unconscious, have an...

We Teach What We Need To Learn

Good Morning everyone. There will be meditation tonight at my studio at 7pm. Please let me know via text or email if you plan to attend. I look forward to seeing you there. There is this saying that we teach what we need to learn. This has been the absolute truth in...

Comforting During Loss

When someone close to you suffers an unfathomable loss there are not many words that can offer comfort. How do you express the compassion and sadness you feel in your heart for them? We find ourselves wanting to say something that might alleviate their deep grief yet...

New Year Resolutions: What Do You Truly Desire?

As we move into a new year it is often a time when we set resolutions or goals for the year ahead, things we might want to change in ourselves or improve on. These often include outer accomplishments like losing weight, exercising more frequently, and the list goes...

Winter Solstice Is Here

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and longest period of darkness. It is a time of inner reflection,...

Holiday Season

As we navigate the holiday season once again, let's take some time to slow down the pace and connect to the true meaning of this time of year. We can get very caught up in the hustle and bustle of what needs to be done instead of taking the time to appreciate the...

The courage to love with an open heart

One of my greatest desires from when I was a little girl was to experience relationships in which I felt loved and cherished and in which the other person received the love I had to offer them. A reciprocal, open honest connection that allowed me to relax and let go....

Slowing down

Do you find it difficult or near impossible to slow down and not be busy? Is your nervous system geared toward continuous action and accomplishment? Do you feel uneasy or even guilty when you slow down and read a book or just take it easy? A couple weeks ago I...

Speaking openly and honestly

So much pain is created by words unsaid between two people, whether in an intimate relationship or with a friend or family member or even with ourselves. It seems that a lot of us believe that talking about how we feel is the same as confrontation and we have been...

Foundations

Isn't it a strange feeling when the earth moves? Last night I was woken with a jolt and thought someone was trying to get in through my patio door. There were however a few earthquakes in Camp Verde, Arizona. Thankfully it seems they were not too significant and...

Happy Birthday To My Son Roscoe

Today my son, Roscoe, turns 29. It is hard to believe how time has gone by and what life has brought my way since then. The blessings of being a mother to him and my daughters has brought so much joy to my life. It has also taught me many life lessons. It was while I...

Truly Surrender

Thank you all for the beautiful birthday wishes. I feel very blessed. I went up to Sedona yesterday and was gifted with a display from Nature that included rain, sunshine, lightning and thunder. Such beauty all around. The way nature works with its seasons and various...

Everything in life is a relationship

It was such a beautiful evening at the labyrinth with the sun setting and the full blood moon rising in the clear sky. It was such a spectacle Sunday night watching the full eclipse. It is a perfect time to plant some seeds at the Harvest Moon as we go into the winter...

Finding the courage to take steps

Finding the courage to take steps even when Fear is urging you to retreat into its illusion of safety is a big key in creating the life you truly desire. Fear creates constriction and when left untended can result in some pretty severe anxiety. As is our general...

Communication versus confrontation

Why are we so afraid of talking about our feelings? Why do we see communication as confrontation? The key to healthy relationships is clear, honest and heart centered communication. So often I hear from people that they do not want to talk to their friends, family or...

The peaceful path of mindful surrender

We have all heard a version of the story of the man who was stranded in his home due to a flood asking for help and support from God, yet when the help came in different forms he said no to it stating that God would save him. I am most likely butchering the story but...

Past and Future

In our journey to freedom and wholeness, it is important to keep ourselves open to the past and the future so that we can live fully present. Many of us believe that there is no point in going back into our past history to uncover things that might have created pain....

Vision Boards

We can often think about what we don't have or what is not happening in our lives, especially when times are tough and we are in pain. While it is always good and essential to allow our emotions and feelings, the pain really comes in the inner dialogue about what is...

Loving Fully and Openly

When you look back on your life will you be able to say that you loved fully and openly? Have you risked being hurt so that you could really experience what it is to love with an open heart? Have you been able and willing to open up your heart after experiencing pain...

No More Fixing

The most joyful journey of my life so far was becoming a mother. My hope is that I have loved and accepted my beautiful children as they are. I am excited for what is to come. What would it be like if we found the courage to let go of control? Imagine the peace and...

Hurt & Betrayal

It continues to amaze me as I sit with others each day listening to both their stories and their deeper feelings how capable we are of hurting each other. This hurt can have a profound effect on how we show up in our lives. There are many levels of betrayal depending...

The Art of Deep Listening

The most important component in communicating effectively in our relationships is the art of deep listening. Often we are so busy thinking of what we will say next that we don't truly listen to either our own selves or the other person. The greatest gift we can give...

Behaviors

Do you find yourself repeating behaviors and engaging in relationships that end up feeling all too familiar and then wonder how you got yourself into that situation again? Do you find yourself resorting to behaviors that you have promised yourself you will change or...

Forgiveness Is an Act of Self-love

Ghandi wrote, "Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first sign of self-giving love." True healing occurs when we have the courage to be present with all aspects of ourselves and move through the processes required to return to wholeness. In working with a...

The Element of Ether

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. I wanted to do a full moon at the labyrinth but think it is a bit flooded from last night. Do you have enough space in your life?...

True Freedom and Forgiveness

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. Today I am sharing a piece of writing from a few years back. Letting go and forgiveness are dynamic processes so need to be...

Letting Go

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. Why is it so difficult to let go of a relationship that is not working anymore? What makes us hang on and try to be friends when we...

Holding Space To Be You

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. Be You! It is the key to freedom and peace. Let down the walls of protection and defense. Let go of trying to be who you think you...

Being Vulnerable and Accepting Me

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. Being at the ocean for the past five days especially with the Spring Equinox, the New "Super" Moon and A Solar Eclipse all on the...

Intimacy, Vulnerability, and Marriage

Friday I am honored to be officiating at the wedding of two very special people. Opening ourselves up in life takes courage. The step of making a commitment to be in an intimate relationship with another person allows us an opportunity for even deeper growth. To...

The Freedom in Surrender

What does it mean to truly surrender? How would it be if each of us took full responsibility for ourselves and our actions and yet could let go of fear and attachment to the outcome? Surrendering does not mean giving up or not caring. Quite the contrary. It means that...

Feeling Your Emotions

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there. In my work over the past 20 years I have been blessed to spend time with so many amazing women, men and children. My training in...

Using Your Voice

  Last night as I was distractedly watching the Academy Awards, I was struck by a few powerful moments where people found the courage to speak up about various subjects often left underground. It was not only that they did use their voices, they seemed to speak...

Loving from behind a wall

We have all been hurt at one stage or another and had our hearts broken. It is an extremely painful experience and some have experienced it more than others. The term heartbreak is very accurate because that is what it actually feels like, as if your heart has been...

Safe Space

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. Please let me know via text or email if you will be there.   One of the key ingredients in the journey to being who we truly are is to create a safe and sacred space for ourselves. To...

In Gratitude to My Sisters

I am so blessed to have my two beautiful sisters in my life. They are such generous, loving and kind women. My brothers and I owe them huge gratitude for all they do for our aging Mother. Between the two of them they nurture her on all levels, taking care of her...

The Simplicity of living in Alignment with the Self

Good Monday morning. Meditation will be tonight at 7 as usual. See you there. We had a wonderful vision board day on Saturday and it is remarkable how unique each board was and how it reflected perfectly the beauty of its creator:) Let us remember who we are and what...

Letting go, Not giving up

Good morning everyone, The stages of healing are: 1. Awareness 2. Taking Responsibility 3. Letting Go 4. Freedom It seems as if the place where most of us get stuck is in the Letting Go stage. We can develop an awareness and notice our patterns of behavior or belief...

Who AM I?

Good Monday morning. The simplicity of what we truly desire is often surprising to us. As time passes we value the inner qualities of peace, love and connection more than we do the material. While we can have all the outer trappings of a successful life, the real...

The Power of Meditation

Developing a daily practice of meditation has a profound effect on living a life in alignment with your Spirit. We live our lives surrounded by noise and activity. Today's technology, our busy lives, pressures at home and at work all create a very busy active and...

The Power of Intention

January 25 2014 9:30 am to 4:30 pm "Learn to use the age-old principles of Intention and Attention to create and attract the life you have always dreamed of." Create both a vision of the life you truly desire while tapping into the feeling values of that life so you...

Letting Go, not Giving Up

The stages of healing are 1. Awareness 2. Taking Responsibility 3. Letting Go 4. Freedom It seems as if the place where most of us get stuck is in the Letting Go stage. We can develop an awareness and notice our patterns of behavior or belief systems and our emotions...

The Power in Vulnerability – A Soul Awakening Workshop

This workshop is transformational. It is an opportunity to spend an extended period of time with like minded people in a safe space exploring what is blocking you from opening up to who you are and the life you desire. For those of you interested in: -living a...

The Power in Vulnerability – A Soul Awakening Workshop

For those of you interested in -living a heart-centered life -discovering who you really are -aligning with your true purpose -creating a life without limitations "There has been a big emphasis on fixing and changing ourselves. We have become accustomed to seeing...

A new model for living

Everything begins with our relationships with our Inner Beings, our Spirits, our Selves. Once we develop an honest, open communication within, we can allow our lives to unfold in alignment with our true purpose. This trust in ourselves allows us to trust in others. We...

Keeping your heart open

As most of you might have seen or heard, my beloved uncle was killed during a break in at their home in Cape Town, South Africa. Thank you all for your prayers and love. It is at these times that we often ask Why? There are no answers to that question so it leaves us...

Healing from the inside out

17 years ago as I was going through both a serious health crisis and emotional turmoil in my marriage, I found myself wondering about the connection between emotions and illness. This questioning led me into my life’s work. Over the years I have seen many times with...

Meditation

Every Monday 7pm-8pm Take some time for yourself and get a good start to your week. Through guided meditation you can tune in and learn to be mindful in your everyday life. Marion will lead you through a meditation and the group will all move into stillness for about...

True Power

Why do we keep looking outside of ourselves for confirmation of our worth and value? The only way to feel truly peaceful is when you embody the essence of who you are and love and accept yourself as you are. Look inside your heart and hold that heartspace in your...

The Challenge of Space

There is so much talk about the present moment. What does it all really mean, to live in the present? Where else would we be? It is the sophisticated mind of the human being that takes us back into our past, into the wounds or regrets from before. It also transports...

What Is Your Energy System?

Each of us possesses an intellectual mind, a physical body and an unlimited spirit. But we're more than that. We also have an emotional body and an energy system. Our energy systems are powerfully affected by our thoughts, feelings, actions and environment. When we...

Craniosacral Therapy for cancer patients

To learn how pleural mesothelioma patients are using craniosacral therapy as palliative care during cancer treatment, and other valuable information about this rare form of cancer that occurs in the lining of the lungs and abdomen, visit www.mesothelioma.com, a leading web resource for those affected by mesothelioma.