Blossom into radiance 

I am using my blog to chronicle my journey with the Color of Woman program. It's a diary of sorts. From day to day it will contain various things such as insights, rambles, rants or new morsels of awareness as I continue to walk this path. I hope that in some morself of my journey may be similar to what you may be experiencing in your life. EAch day as part of my spiritual practice I draw an oracle card from one of the many decks I have on hand. I these days am playing with the Mother Mary oracle deck created by Alana Fairchild and art work by Shiloh Sophia McCloud.  The oracle card I drew today Our lady of becoming.  “My beloved child, you are a divine flower preparing to bloom. You belong in the divine garden and you will blossom into radiance. I have declared it and it will be so! You shall thrive and be nourished into life. Your uniqueness and beauty shall not be hidden from the world, obscured by veils of fear and shame. I am the holy hand unveiling your secret light, that it may pour forth the grace that heals the world. This is your destiny, and it will be it. “

My story with Intentional Creativity 

Over the course of the next 9 months, I will be chronicling my journey with Intential Creativity method and the Colour of Woman program. The Colour of Woman 2017 program was  created by Shiloh Sophia and my class began it's journey on March 1st. Some of us gathered at Musea Sophia is Sonoma, California while many others joined us via live stream. In this post, I share how I came to the intentional creativity community . It was one totally guided by the Divine Feminine mystery.

Are You A Hummingbird? 

This morning a client invited me to watch a video with Elizabeth Gilbert where she talks about the Flight of the Hummingbird - The Curiosity Driven Life. It was so what I needed to watch.  It’s an insightful video with powerful messages that will invite you to ponder on how you see and play with passion. I am always grateful for the guidance of the divine when it shows up in these special ways. It is deliciously serendipitous moment for me and hopefully for you too. 

Day 40 -My gift today 

This is day 40 of my Year of Miracles. Things are shifting in such a beautiful way. It's truly amazing the power of a prayer and what it can do for one's life. In case you are just joining me now, I have made a promise to myself and to God to document my journey using the ancestral clearing healing modality in my personal and professional life. 

My year of Miracles 

In early January of this year, my friend introduced me to John Newton's work- Ancestral Healing. I first went to his site to check out his work as Ancestral Healing was fairly new to me. I viewed all of his videos online. A first for me- ever! Something within me stirred and was hooked, though what that was, I honestly don't know. I though chose to trust this strong invisible pull towards his work. On his website, I saw that he was offering weekly teleseminar for the month of January.  ok, I said: let's do this. My heart was leading the way this time and not my mind. In his teleseminar, I learned more about the techniques as well as experienced peacemaking clearings. Part of the spiritual practice that we are encouraged to do every day is to say the forgiveness prayer which has been encoded with consciousness. I that night began to say the forgiveness prayer as instructed- at least 10 times a day. This helps us clear the narratives that we have created so that we may connect more clearly and deeply with consciousness. 

In God’s Eyes 

It was a warm, sunny day in Sausalito, California. A gentle breeze blowing. The sun caressing my skin as I made my way towards the park located by the San Francisco Bay. There were a crowds sprinkled here and there throughout the park on this fabulous Sunday morning.  Most park benches were filled. As I look around trying to figure out where to sit, I feel this nudge within me encouraging me to sit on a wooden bench nearby. The bench was partially occupied by a man who looked like he had not washed in days. I was filled with judgements and a strong resistance.

As I Began to Love Myself 

As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”. As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody. As I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”. As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow.

Say Something 

Is it easy for you to speak up and express your truths, your desires , your disappointments, your frustrations , your anger to yourself or to another? In my experience, I have observed that many women fear speaking up. They have justified doing so a 1000 different ways. Mostly to protect themselves. Actually, I would go as far to say that many women do not know and/or recognize their own inner voice thus making it difficult to express it. Much of this may come from the various stories that lie deep within their subconscious mind that it’s not ok to say something. These stories may come from our upbringing as well as the culture we live in. 

Believe in the Magic in your Heart! 

A week or so ago, my Divine team (spirit)  dared me to play. The invite was to begin each day with play time rather than make my way to the computer and get on with my work day. Will I dare to accept the assignment? The reason, to help me get out of my head and to let my heart lead the way in all matters including my business. No easy task in a world, that strives on performance, goals and results. Spirit is attempting to teach me fully step into my feminine power when engaging in my business. I am being inspired to move away from go, achieve and do. Though these are really important and at time essential, what is missing in our world today is a balanced approach where we invite more of the feminine qualities into our lives: intuition, creativity, collaboration, Spirit,  love etc.  We are being invited to lead our lives from our heart centres and not our heads! No small task in this crazy and fast moving world of ours!

Wake up ~ Play ~ Blossom 

I was inspired by the divine mystery to start my days differently. For you see, my normal routine is wake up, snuggle with my man for 10 to 15 min , have my breakfast, shower and then make my way to my home office.  The divine mystery speaking through the whispers of my heart was asking me if I would accept it's invite to do things differently for the next 2 weeks. I was being asked to play first then work. Um....the idea intrigue me but my ego was on fire: what do you mean play first; what do you mean that I don't have to tackle my to do list in the same usual way etc...On and on it went. Honestly, I don't know about you but it can be really exhausting to listen to the never stopping chatter of the ego which I often call my itty bitty shitty committee. It does serve a purpose and I am happy to have one yet it most certainly has held me back in my life more than it has inspired me. Move over ego, my authentic self yearns to lead her life in her own unique way.

Diane Merpaw

Sacred Intuitive Artist &

Spiritual Coach