We Set Our Hearts on Fire!

I am home from an intensely beautiful retreat experience in enchanting Granada, Spain, and my heart is full. For eight days, my sister Lacy and I led a group of fearless women deep into their hearts and witnessed them light fires of magic, power and joy. It was awe-inspiring to watch. 

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This retreat marked a special occasion for Lacy and me, as we were called to teach material we had never before taught. We were told clearly by Spirit to pull back the curtain on our own mystical lives and to share intimately what we know about the magic of this existence.

And so in divine obedience, we answered that call. 

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We asked each of these women to boldly look at the sacred geometry of their own purposeful lives, to observe the sacred spiral of their experiences and to find the rightness in it all. We taught them powerful, practical techniques for building the field of light around their bodies, and we called them to suspend their disbelief as we revealed ancient stories of mystery and wonder about peoples who have transcended time and space to find oneness. 

It was like one big weeklong witchy slumber party! 

We played with crystals, danced the flamenco, wandered the Albaycin and the Alhambra and soaked until we were gloriously pruny in the Arab baths. Pure. Bliss. 

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I was reminded how much I love and adore Spain and how a geographic location can truly have its own energetic signature. I ate as much tortilla espanola and pan con tomate as I could possibly stuff in my boca, and I partook in vino tinto every single evening. Lacy giggled as I proclaimed "I'm so happy!" at least every 5 seconds each time we were wandering the cobblestoned Spanish streets. 

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But most of all, if I'm being honest, I relished the sister time. The true sister medicine is the alchemy of my and Lacy's hearts. We laughed so hard (I mean, SO. HARD.) together, and we seamlessly waltzed with one another day in and day out with our teachings. She seriously makes life so much more fun, and my heart swelled with gratitude for every minute that we got to spend in each other's presence.

Even all the nights practically spooning in little Spanish beds. 

I left with a clear sense of who I am and what I know I need and desire in this life to make me happy, and that felt like a true gift. I crossed an ocean to help a group of willing women set their hearts on fire, and in the process I ignited my own. 

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Justine Ruszczyk Damond: What Her Death Is Teaching Me About Living

Justine Ruszczyk Damond: What Her Death Is Teaching Me About Living

The first time I met Justine Ruszczyk Damond I was in the process of falling madly in love with meditation and uncovering the magic in this 3D human life.

It was the summer of 2013, and I was attending my first Dr. Joe Dispenza advanced meditation workshop in Englewood, Colorado. I was new to the practice and completely starry-eyed about being at the retreat. It had only been weeks since I attended my first introductory workshop, but meditation had come naturally and easily to me using Joe's methods, and I felt like my life was healing at warp speed. 

5 Reasons Your Soul is Calling for a Retreat

5 Reasons Your Soul is Calling for a Retreat

I am home from a month in the jungles of Costa Rica where I was vacationing with my sweet family and teaching back-to-back transformational meditation retreats with my older sister Lacy Young. For two weeks we watched beautiful souls soften and transform on meditation cushions right across from us, their lives utterly and totally changed. I left the experience completely renewed and deeply grateful for this incredible work she and I get to do together. 

Retreating is near and dear to my heart, and it's something I prioritize in my own life. In the last five years I've attended at least one week-long meditation retreat a year (some years more than one) with many other workshop weekends peppered in for good measure.

I lead retreats because I believe in it. Fiercely. And because I've seen the powerful ripples faithfully attending them has created in my own life. In fact, if it weren't for that first meditation retreat all those years ago, I wouldn't be doing the work I'm doing now. 

4 Healing Practices to Find Inner Silence

4 Healing Practices to Find Inner Silence

There is a thickness to my breath that wasn’t there two weeks ago. 

Thick with power. Like it’s taking up space in this confident, sure-of-itself sort of way. 

It rushes into my body in mighty waves and then flows out with ease and achievement, knowing where it’s been and proud of the work it’s done. 

I’ve been cultivating this space for my breath. For a string of 10 or 12 days I have abandoned the booming music and guided voices of my many trusted meditation tracks, and I’ve been sitting in the sweet silence peppered by only my breath. 

It was time for a stripping back. 

Confessions of a Mystic

Confessions of a Mystic

The road to discovering, unlocking and refining my mystical abilities has been a radical experiment in following my curiosity and wildly trusting myself. Ask anyone who actively flexes their clairsenses for a living about their experience with understanding and managing those gifts, and they'll undoubtedly tell you it's a mine field of high highs and low lows.

The work I do isn't taught in schoolrooms growing up. There isn't an accredited manual to reference when things get weird. And there isn't an alumni group waiting to pat you on the back and validate your woes. 

You Are More Than Enough

You Are More Than Enough

Today I sat in mediation with tears streaming down my face, and I saw the litany of ways flash before my eyes that I've been beating myself up lately. Big things. Tiny things. Strange little things you wouldn't even imagine.

Like the planter in my window. I tried to start cilantro from seed about a month or two ago, and while three little shoots popped up to say hello, they eventually fizzled and fell. Now the planter is sitting in the window with dried out soil and tiny little cilantro carcasses, and I didn't even realize it was making me feel bad. 

Claim Your Inner Mystic: A FREE 7-Day Challenge

Claim Your Inner Mystic: A FREE 7-Day Challenge

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