The Soil is the Solution

In 2009 I fell in love …. With the Soil.

Forever I have been enchanted by Nature. And in pursuit of that passion, graduated from UCLA extension with a degree in landscape architect in 2007. But it was for the first time in 2009 that I learned about the mystery and power that lay beneath my feet when I discovered the ‘soil party’ with G3, the Green Gardens Group.

Hands-carrying-SoilVery (very) simply put, the soil party is an exquisitely perfect system that begins with microbes transforming inert materials into nutrients for plants. Plants then ‘request’ what they need from the soil and pull it up into their bodies. They do this by taking carbon out of the air and converting it into a form that the microbes find tasty – tasty enough to grab and hold on to it forever. The final phase of the cycle – the leaves drop, the plant dies and it is all returned to the earth as food for the microbes to begin again. For a more detailed description of this process, read the easy to understand, “Teaming with Microbes.”

The implementation of this soil party in one’s own garden has the amazing power to transform dead dirt into a thriving, singing garden bursting with plants, critters, and life. Additionally, having a soil party transforms typically brick-hard dirt into a sponge, able to hold onto water and then release it as the plants needed it. Finally, it also acts as a filter, cleaning any excess water before it makes its way to the ground water. The soil is a multi-faceted, mini powerhouse, of potential.

Flash forward five years and it is nations arguing about climate change. (At least we now agree there is climate change!) How do we deal with the ever-growing problems of drought, rising waters, increasing storms, famine? Solutions get bandied about, but there is little agreement: it costs too much money, no one wants to sacrifice their way of living … and we are at a stalemate while the clock keeps ticking.

But what if part of the solution were right in front of us? Or rather, right below us. What if part of the solution was in the soil?

Scientists are now focusing on the soil, and the life within it, as more than just the medium that grows our food. They are finally recognizing that there is a universe of potential hidden just beneath the surface.

It is nearly miraculous the way the soil can filter toxins and pollution – stream beds, nuclear sites, toxic waste. They have discovered that there is an undeniable intelligence in fungi – read about Paul Stamets and his miraculous mushrooms. And they are exploring the soil’s ability to sequester carbon – which could prove invaluable to our need to reverse climate change.

Urban Soil SummitIn February of 2015 G3 is hosting the first Urban Soil Carbon Water Summit in the United States.

Its purpose: to bring together luminaries on this topic from around the world and jump start a critical dialogue about:

  • Restoring urban soils
  • Reducing drought
  • Creating a more verdant and economically viable city, and
  • Sequestering carbon in the soil biome to reverse climate change

For those that are interested in becoming involved in influencing policy and projects aimed at reducing the effects of climate change, I would encourage you to join the dialogue and claim a leadership role. Click here to learn more:

Believe it or not, 2015 is the International Year of the Soil. It is high time we honored such a vital part of the planet.

The solution is brilliantly simple. It is in the Soil.


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I’ve Stopped Drinking the Kool Aid

I’ve taken off the rose colored glasses.

Everything seems different.  The world is a strange new place.  I don’t know how to stand in it yet, how to be in it yet.

Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

A perfect storm of events turned all I knew upside down.  It came, as it always does, in three.

-  A blood panel revealed I was pre-diabetic with markers for a heart attack.  My father died from one fifteen years ago.

-  I also maxed out three credit cards and was seriously contemplating getting a fourth.  My debt was what I thought about first thing in the morning and last thing at night.  I had not told my husband how bad it really was.  I dreaded checking my bank account, opening my statements, and still I spent.

-  The very same day I got the results from the blood work I heard Sera Beak speak on a telesummit.  She is a young theologian, author of ‘Red Hot and Holy.’  The topic:  the co-opting of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess – into a commodity.  And that she, even with the best of intentions, had fallen prey to the ‘system’ (as she called it), and betrayed her soul to feed her ego.

That afternoon, I listened to her speak.  And then I listened again.  I could feel in my body what resonated.  She spoke of living an organic Life – one that is in tune with Nature.  She spoke of rigorously questioning and challenging everything, especially when it came to business, to make sure she was in complete alignment.  And she spoke of her Soul, her Beloved, her Lady, who was her ultimate guide, guardian, source.

And as I listened, I could feel the cracks growing, see the huge disconnect between what I believed to be my path and what was actually my life.  I took off my glasses and saw then, the ugly beautiful reality.

  • How I drove myself, almost to a frenzy: networking, marketing, calling, speaking.  Signing up for coaching and seminars.  Paying others so much money, hoping they had the magic answer to get me to that ‘six-figure’ income.  They all promised they could – if I just did what they told me to.
  • How, as much as I believed in purpose and creativity, I had bought in to the formulas, the prescriptions to get people to sign up.  Painfully recognizing that in my need to ‘build my business,’ I sometimes looked at people as an opportunity, a sale.  Not always, not even often, but enough.
  • How I had been lying to my husband about how things were going.  Then I would sneak into my office with my credit card as I signed up for yet another program, yet another coaching session.  Grabbing the mail when it arrived so that he didn’t accidentally open up one of my statements.
  •  And how, in the great seeking of success, I had allowed everything else to take second place – my health, my relationships, my trust in myself.  I was paying a lot of people a lot of money to tell me how to live my life better: “…with purpose and abundance and clarity and prosperity ….”  You know.

So, Humpty Dumpty came crashing down, and I am wading thru the rubble.  Not sure what to do with a website I spent a fortune creating.  Not sure what to say when people ask me what I do.  Not sure what my business –if it is even a business – looks like.

So, it has been a process, a slow re-building from the ground up, the inside out.  One thing I knew was that I had to be at the ocean, listening to the waves, singing, praying, asking for guidance.  And when the ripples came, the impulses came, I followed.  I am still following.

It meant cancelling a one-day workshop in June.

It has been getting off of email lists that spout formulas to success, sexy secrets, top ten tips.

It was telling my husband the truth.  Painful, embarrassing, essential.

It is being willing to be patient with the answers; accepting that I will not be building a six figure business in six months.

It is being exquisitely careful about any mentor or program I say yes to.

It is taking the time and trusting that I want to be sweet water clear on what I love doing, why I love doing it, and how I want to be doing it, so that I can answer my calling.


In hindsight – it was a perfect storm.  It was what I needed to shake things up, to put things back into perspective.  It was what I needed to come back to myself as my ultimate guide.  It was what I needed to re-calibrate and begin again – in a new way, in a different way, in my way.


So as I move gently back out into the world as a woman with a calling, here is what I know:

I believe in creativity – it is how we touch the divine.

I love the Earth – it is how we connect with life.

I love the process of working with women to explore and express themselves:

To discover what lies beneath the surface and reveal it in a way that is uniquely theirs.

To accept and welcome both their beauty and their darkness – for in the marriage of the two we become whole.

oak_tree-11911I was born to a family of artists.  I was called to work with the Earth.  I am here to bind the two.

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Claim Your Voice as a Speaker …. it is Time

For too long we have been living in the shadows, staying small.

For too long we have been living quiet, feeling a fraud.

doll in the shadowsEnough!  No More!  It is time for you, as a woman, as an entrepreneur,  to step out, step up, and reveal all that is your potential.  To claim your voice, your leadership, your power.

And one of the most profound ways to do that is as a Speaker.  Because from the stage you create the magic that:

  • Attracts your ideal clients
  • Expands your reach and your impact
  • Establishes you as an expert and a powerhouse
  • Manifests a life of abundance and prosperity

On June 21st (the summer solstice) I invite you to join me at a gathering of women Speakers and Leaders.

This gathering is for you if you long to claim your voice in all of its beauty, darkness and power.  It is for you if you have a big vision to live and know that it is time, beyond time, to step into your full potential.

It is for you if you are a woman who is being called to heal, to transform, to embrace, to love.  And you are ready, so ready, to step out of the shadows, share your light, and become the beacon for those you are meant to serve.


be the beacon

It is for you if you know that for too long you have felt the calling:

The voice that whispers at your shoulder,
Pulls at you like the tides,
Haunts you in your dreams.

It does not matter where you are in your journey – be it an established speaker wanting  greater results or just beginning, intrigued but perhaps a wee bit terrified.

If you are ready to pick up the banner –  then say yes!  I am here to support you wherever you are.

And know….

Speaking is an art and a craft.  And like any great undertaking it requires practice, time and commitment.  There are skills to be mastered and structures to be learned, so that when you do step up to speak you are as prepared as possible.

So join me on June 21st to begin the journey.  Join me for a fun (yes fun!) and nurturing day where we will explore:

  • Clarity about your purpose and those you serve
  • Story and how your journey creates the vital connection with your audience
  • Structure and how to create valuable content that leaves them wanting more
  • Fear and how to transform it from paralyzing to propelling
  • Call to Action  and inspiring your audience to take the next step with you

So come.   I invite you to join your fellow travelers on this journey.  To share and celebrate your discoveries, your stories, your lessons.

Claim your spot now – CLICK HERE.  There is limited seating so I can give each of you the attention you need to fully soar.


  • Date:               Saturday, June 21, 2014
  • Time:               9-6.  8:30 am check in
  • Location:         Los Angeles, CA
  • Pricing:            $97

Lunch included

Don’t wait.  It would be good, really good for you.

It would be life changing for those you are meant to serve

The world is waiting for you to say YES!


What people are saying:

“What a fantastic and inspiring workshop!”

“Your work was extremely powerful and hit my heart.  It re-fired my commitment to myself and my people.”

“Passion. Energy. Content.  Making the Offer.  Everything!  You inspired me.”

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For Speakers: Transforming the Fear into Fire

fireAs Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders we are so passionate about the work we do and have a big vision to share.  But for too many, it is a challenge to attract enough clients. And without a solid base, it is nearly impossible to make the impact you envision.

Public speaking is one of the top ways to market and grow your business so that you can make the difference you desire.

So what is holding you back?    FEAR

Fear is perhaps the biggest reason most women don’t speak. Or if they do, they don’t get the results they want. It holds us back from speaking authentically, from connecting with our audience, and from making an offer for our products or services.

We know it is all in our head. And yet….

This workshop is all about transforming the fear so it propels us instead of paralyzing us. With this different perspective, we can learn to speak from our hearts, share our message, find the courage to make our offer.

I will share what I’ve learned and give you some suggestions on how to dance with your fear so that you can:

  •  Claim your voice,
  • Step out with confidence and authenticity,
  • Attract your ideal clients,
  • Build a prosperous & influential business.

The greatest work we can do is to fully claim ourselves, our voices, and express that in the most true way possible.


Transforming Fear into Fire – Free Workshop

  •  Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • 7:00 – 9:30
  • Location:  TBD – WLA

 To register, Click Here!

I look forward to seeing you brave beautiful women soon.


p.s. If you think this might resonate with another brave beautiful woman, please pass it on.

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Wanted: Women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles

Wanted: women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles.

I am calling in beautiful, vibrant women who believe that magic is all around us – powerful, exquisite magic.  How else to explain the acorn that becomes the oak, the monarch that migrates 2500 miles, the unfolding of the perfect petal.

2500 mile journey home

2500 mile journey home

I am calling in glorious, powerful women who believe in mystery.  The mystery that is the soul, the journey, this life.  The sweet dark mystery that is our sexuality, our birth, our deep, unchangeable, irrefutable connection to the earth.

I am calling in brave passionate women who believe in miracles.  In the miracle of the child being born, the miracle of the first kiss, the miracle that is our very existence.  I am calling in women who see the miracle that is the heart that beats, the feet that dance, the voice that sings.

I a woman who believes in magic, mystery and miracles and I am looking for some good friends.

At the age of 12, I did a TV audition.  Their direction was to just say something for the camera.  And so I did.  With my wild dark hair and flaring nostrils, I proclaimed: “I am Marianne, the Witch,” then I cackled.  I got the part.

40 years later – I am proclaiming the same – I am claiming all dark hair, flaring nostrils, potent sexuality, a cackle, and a firm belief that there is profound magic out there.

For women, especially, magic comes so much more easily.

weaving webs

weaving webs

We are the weavers of the web, the caster of the spells.  We know that a gentle kiss on a skinned knee makes the booboo go away.  We are the creators of community, the great alchemists.  For certain we know how to make something out of nothing.

And for too, too long we have kept it quiet.  We have held back, bowed and hidden.  Living life at half mast, always looking around to see who we are pleasing and who we are not.  The smile endlessly pasted on the face.

Justifiably, for our bones well remember what happened when we didn’t:

Burned at the stake for the power we held, the power we bled.
Sent to asylums to shut us up.
Cast into the streets and stoned.
Raped and violated to keep us in line.

Whispered about, mocked, sometimes quietly, sometimes loudly: witches, bitches, crazy, stupid, silly, whore, dike,  – and the list goes on and on and on…

But there is a rising.  We can feel it vibrating, we can hear the singing.  Woman after woman is standing up, stepping out, claiming her voice, shining her light, allowing her power to pulse.

I have felt her, too.  When I let myself go, give in to the call, allow the flow to pour through me.

I have felt the wolf howl, felt the hawk soar.  Felt the heat of the flames rise up and through me, the potent power of the earth and her need to create.  That is when I am at my best – when I give in, let go, dance to the drums, howl at the moon, soar with the wind.

She/we are unstoppable,
all powerful and
we are She.

So I am calling in the women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles.

Because you know you have something important to say.

Because you know you have something important to do.

Because you know it is just time.

 On Saturday, May 10, 2014 I am gathering 12 beautiful, wild, crazy, vibrant, potent wise women who believe in magic, mystery and miracles.  12 women who know they have vital work to do, important things to say.   Women who long to express what it is that drums in their heart, pulses in their blood.

It will be a day to fully embrace who we are – laughter, cackles and tears, rage, sorrow and fears.  A day to tell our story in a new way.  A day to re-forge our marriage to the earth.  A day of connection, community and support – so that each of us can step into the light, claim our voice, make our own magic.

If you are so called – I would love to speak with you.

To your journey.

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What Permission Do You Give Yourself?

I recently started a 30-day video challenge with Michelle Hart to support my goal of becoming more visible in this format.  My intention had been to develop a series of quick tip videos for speakers.  But as is often the case, life is what happens while we are making other plans.

opening to permission

opening to permission

What I discovered instead was easily as valuable.  What I discovered was the importance of permission.

In my mind, over the course of the 30 days, I had this vision that would I develop the scripts, get all dolled up, sit on my couch and enthusiastically share my tips.  Done!


Instead, what is occurring is I am letting the process happen much more organically.  I am letting it evolve to see what else is possible.  In the spirit of this exploration, I renamed this challenge my “permission videos” because I realized that what I really needed was full permission to say whatever was on my mind and in my heart, to drop the mask, to see what came thru.

Of course some of it could be re-worked as a more ‘finished product,’ but what was most important was the allowing.  What was vital and so freeing was the freedom to reveal the parts of us we rarely do, and surprisingly,  to see ourselves as beautiful – just as we are – wild hair, no makeup – with  no judgment, no harsh critic – only acknowledgement, acceptance and wonder.

In doing this work for myself, it just further confirmed the importance of creating that container for my clients as they began the process of crafting their presentations.

I invite my clients to give themselves permission to drop the mask, let go of expectations and judgment.  Instead to give themselves full and abundant permission to get ugly, to make mistakes, to explore and feel like the fool.  To play and dance even if they are awkward and cannot carry a tune.  Because the freedom we feel when we sing to the wind is incomparable.

Someone recently asked why I spread the work out over three months, and I told them it was so that clients could experience the gift of the process.  Yes, I provide structure, and accountability, but the work I do with my clients also gives them freedom.  By allowing some time to explore, it gives them the freedom to allow, to invite, to create the door thru which inspiration comes, and the soul breathes.

It also takes practice and faith.  To keep showing up each day,  to ask the question, to hold hands open, heart open, to breathe,  as we allow ourselves to come slowly, gently, sweetly out into the open.

  • Telling our story
  • Claiming our voice,
  • Stepping into our light even as we embrace our shadow
  • Dancing in our power, our beauty, our grace.

So give yourself permission and see what comes thru – it is perhaps the greatest gift of all.

To Your Journey.

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How Are You Capturing Inspiration?

There is nothing more exciting than being in the flow, when you are finally in the moment, instead of outside looking in.  And when that does start, when ideas flow and synchronicity becomes obvious, you want to be ready.  You want to be ready to ride that passion and capture that inspiration.

So, how are you capturing yours?

Capturing the Flow

Capturing the Flow

I’ve had so many people, especially creative ones, tell me they are getting so many downloads, so many ideas, they don’t know what to do with them.  My answer: You don’t have to DO anything yet.  Just capture them, put them where you can find them, so you don’t forget.

Over the years I’ve developed the practice of morning pages – first thing in the morning, before emails, or phone calls, I sit with coffee, pen and paper and write.  Sometimes it is nothing more than processing, or kvetching, or my to-do list.  However, when I’m in the flow, all kinds of other things start coming thru: ideas for projects, blog or video topics, poems, clarity about purpose or next steps….  And I know I’ve struck gold when I feel the chills ripple thru my body.

What they say is true, that the time between sleep and awake is a magical time, when the window between worlds is much more translucent, when the messages we get from spirit are so much clearer.

So I recommend to all, as you begin to contemplate your presentations (or any dream) to start journaling, as it gives you a chance to clear the clutter and make way for the inspiration.  Because once you do…

  • You will get ideas you had not considered.
  • You will see connections you had not made
  • You will gain clarity on purpose and next steps

The world of spirit is so creative it will lead us to places we had not imagined.
You open the door to flow, and things will begin pouring in and you want to be able to remember them.

Because, as you move into your busy day – it is so easy to forget that glorious inspiration you had for a workshop, the beautiful idea for a blog, the gal you met a week ago you resonated with… Don’t let that happen, capture it.

Perhaps you won’t use the insight right away.  Or perhaps you won’t use it at all, but have no doubt, it is of value: the stepping stone to the next idea, the next connection.

Ride the Passion

Ride the Passion

So words of warning: When you open the door to flow, it will be big, and it will be exhilarating, and it will take you places you had not dreamed of.

So when it comes, make sure you are ready to ride.

To your journey.

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I’ve given birth! What’s making a sales call compared to that?

As I sit at my desk, list in hand, my palms sweating, my heart pounding, I have to wonder, what is the big deal?  How is it that making a few phone calls to friends and supporters has me in such a tizzy?

After all, I’ve done much bigger, much scarier things.  For example, I’ve given birth!  After spending 9 months nauseous, ravenous, then waddling like a whale, I gave birth.

So what is inviting a few friends to a workshop on public speaking compared to that?

I spent hours roaming the hospital halls, howling like a wolf, falling to my knees, as the pains shook me.

So what is dialing a few digits, leaving a few awkward messages compared to that?

Having renounced the meds, I crawled on the bed, leaving bruises on my husband’s wrist, as we timed the hills and valleys of those contractions.

So what is fumbling thru a conversation, hemming and hawing my way thru the invitation, compared to that?

Then, the ‘no turning back now’ as I totally surrendered to the free fall, the stepping into the roaring river that was the beginning of the ‘push.’  The terrifying moment when I accepted that there was no way out but through.  The final recognition that mothers have been birthing for a millennia and I knew exactly what to do.

So what is the possible rejection I might hear, the “I’m sorry I can’t make it,” or the “I don’t have the time,” or “don’t have the money,” compared to that?

And then, thru the haze of the doctor’s words, and my husband’s encouragement, the unbelievable sensation as an object the size of a cantaloupe began moving my thighs and somehow out into the world.

Seriously, Marianne, what is the big deal, compared to that?

At last, the exquisite, incomparable moment when they placed her on my belly for the first time.  Voice hoarse, body exhausted, heart flooded.  I stared at her – my daughter.

A friend picks up the phone, delighted to hear from me. “Yes.” She exclaims. “I’d love to come to your workshop.”

To birthing our dreams.

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How Do You Stand Out in the Crowd?

They say there is no such thing as a new story.  Basically, every story has already been told a thousand times: be it the love story, good vs. evil, or the story of revenge.  However, what makes each story different is the perspective, the characters, and the voice of the story teller.

lighthouseIt is exactly the same with our businesses.

Everywhere we turn there is another coach, a healer, a doctor, a lawyer.  So the question is how do you, as the teller of your own story, stand apart?  How do you take your life experiences, your journey, and weave it into the work you do so that you stand out in your field? Whether it is helping people with relationships, interior design, or financial abundance  (like thousands of others)  how do you do it in a way that is like no other?

This is the question I ask myself as I look around at all the other speaking coaches.  There are many, who like me, have years of experience in theater, or have provided training and leadership.  So, what are my unique gifts?  What is the swell of experiences that brings my own brand of magic to the work I do?

I come back to the answer again and again – my connection to the earth.  For even though I spent over 20+ years as an actor, director and writer, I also spent a good portion of my life as a landscape designer, creating gardens and specializing in sustainable design.

Two years ago I had a life-altering vision.  I was walking through a barren valley, and on either side of me were mountains that had been stripped bare and topped.  As I walked, I also heard the voices of women crying out for help.  It hit so hard, this realization that it is all connected:  our treatment of the earth is no different than our treatment of women – careless and often cruel.  However, in the problem also lies the solution:  as we heal our women, we heal the earth.  And as we heal the earth, we will heal our women.

So even as I share the great reasons for becoming a dynamic speaker: attracting clients, sharing your message, building your business (all true),  I also know there is much more…Oak-Trees

On a regular basis, I will be chatting with a woman about my speaking business and the moment I dip into my previous experience with gardens her eyes light up.  In a flash, we are off and running, sharing that keen connection we both feel to the soil, the rivers, the stones.  We wax poetical on the potency of women gathering under an oak tree, inhaling the pungent smell of the mountains.  Their hearts open as we talk of remembering what we have forgotten and the exquisite joy of finding our way back home.

So I know This is it!  This is where I live.  This is where I come to life – when I can integrate that sweet piece of me back into the mix.  For even as I work with women to claim their voice as Speakers, to shine their light on stage, I know I am also a guide, a reminder of their connection to nature.  For in Nature’s glorious arms they will find infinite support, abundance, unconditional love, creativity and joy.  And from this connection they they will shine their light, they will tell their story, they will step out strong and true.

I saw it in the vision:  as we care for and connect with Her, so we care for and connect with ourselves.

So I invite you this day, to go out into nature – be it the ocean, the mountains, or maybe simply your backyard.  Go ahead and take a few deep breaths.  As you inhale, gather the sensations of the sun on your shoulders, the whiff of an early spring, the warm breeze on your neck.

And rejoice! For whether or not you are aware – She is always with you.

To your journey.

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Stepping into our Sexuality as Speakers

There is nothing more beautiful, more powerful, than seeing a woman who is confident in herself and her sexuality.  Over the years, I’ve heard that, seen it, and sometimes felt it for myself.  However, what I had not realized is how much that energy can affect our presence when we are speaking on stage.

This last weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Thrive Client Attraction workshop.  Though I learned a lot about niches and sales conversations, I was also surprised at the inner work we did and the realization that our connection to our sexuality affects everything we do.

In a series of sharings and breakthrus, it became apparent that when we stifle our natural sexuality we end up living half a life, if not worse.  One after another, I witnessed the shift when we braved stepping into our juiciness as sexual beings and literally came to life.

Storm Coming

Storm Coming

Maybe part of what scares us is that the power can feel so raw, so huge, so unmanageable, we clamp down on it to try to control it.  Or maybe somewhere along the line, we were taught to believe that the urge was inappropriate, wrong, even perverted.  So rather than embracing it, we took the impulse, stuffed it into a box, and threw away the key.

But it’s not like it goes away.  For billions of years Mother Nature has made certain that the species continued.  And so that life pulse seeps thru the cracks, or pops out in odd and inopportune times, or perhaps shows up in our darkest dreams.

When we still don’t give in, it becomes more demanding – more insidious.  To quiet it, we begin to eat too much, drink too much, work too much.  Or, we stick a needle in our arm to tell it to just ‘shut the hell up!’

Thrive - Client Attraction

Thrive – Client Attraction

This weekend, in the presence of so many brave and beautiful people, I opened myself to the flow.  Stepping into a circle of wild dancing banshees, I shook my breasts and shimmied my hips – exhilarated at the clapping and the cheering.  And how good it felt: that sense of freedom and claiming, that sense of commitment to spirit and life force.  There was nothing to compare to that feeling of heat moving up legs, belly, heart – and then overflowing into arms that moved like snakes, and eyes that dared to see.

And so as a speaker, and as one who coaches speakers, I would invite us all to tap into this power, for it is pure unadulterated magic – of the most powerful kind.  It is earth magic, spirit magic.  It is howl at the moon, dance naked in front of the fire, magic.  It is Beltane magic. It is as basic as it gets.

So the next time you prepare to step out (and no one has to know but you), roll your hips a few times, shake your booty, and imagine that hot sweet flow moving thru you.  Then, spread your arms, widen your stance, and open your heart to the ultimate source.  I say “Bring it on,” baby!

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