Category Archive: Energy Work

Follow the Butterflies

Recently, I heard a quote that has resonated with me and I’ve found myself drawn back to its wisdom every day.

Peggy Northrup, co-founder of Shebooks, gave a talk and asked everyone to “follow the butterflies.”

What butterflies?

My first thought was to Follow Beauty… Follow What Turns You On… Get Captivated.

What Peggy was really talking about are those butterflies in our stomachs: the ones that show up when we are excited, nervous and usually facing the unknown.  They tend to make us self-conscious, a little sweaty and ask questions like:

  • Why did I want to tell a story at this Open Mic Night?
  • Why would that gallery call me back?
  • Who am I to think I can land this job?
  • Why am I writing this… is it even original?
  • Can I really do this?  Insert your personal “this”…

A lot of people talk about “living outside your comfort zone” and I’m sure you’ve seen this image:

comfort zone where the magic happens





But when the butterflies start to flutter and flap their wings – IT FEELS LIKE THE OUTSIDE OF THE COMFORT ZONE JUST MOVED RIGHT IN BEHND OUR BELLY BUTTON!



There are some circumstances where we just deal with the butterflies because there are people waiting on us.  They are the moments that we pass through as we shift into action.   Once we open up to speak… the butterflies quit flapping their wings so hard and settle down.

Usually on the other side of the flutter is a huge sense of relief and accomplishment.

Yet there are times when the butterflies seem to stop us in our tracks.  Have you ever felt like the butterflies are bringing you into sweltering nausea?   We feel overwhelmed and we will do anything to stop all the activity, self-questioning and crave a return to feeling “normal”.


Do you know what’s strange?  This happens more frequently when we are by ourselves.

We use our energy to still the butterflies instead of moving into action…


* It happens we want to sit down to write the next chapter of our book and we tell ourselves we’ll do it after the dishes are done.

* It’s when we stare at our business leads and instead of calling them we drift off to surf the internet.
This one is usually followed up a few hours later by worrying where we’re going to get new clients.

* It is when we need to flush out a song, but take a picture of our guitar to post onto instagram instead.
* It is when we need to take the scary next step in our lives… the one that means the most…

Why do we let the butterflies affect us differently when we are alone?

From what I notice continually from friends, clients and, of course, myself is that when we are passionate about something or it carries a deep meaning for us… every move we make seems laden with the worry that we’ll “do it wrong”… either in our own eyes or a judgement from someone else.

You may not be conscious of this belief, but if you’ve ever procrastinated – that’s usually the deeper message, the deeper limit, the deeper story that locks you into place.


What if the butterflies can’t stop moving around because they are showing us exactly the direction we should be going?  They’re like our inner navigation system telling us when we are getting closer to what we want.

What if they are saying “Go, Go, Go!” and not “No, no, no!”….?

This past Friday I was on a group call with Dr. Sue Morter and she talked about the butterflies!  Her take on them is that it’s our Solar Plexus (our energy center relating to Action and  Will) waking up and that we should do everything possible to go in the direction of the flutter.

In our common language feeling butterflies in our stomach refers most of the time to how we feel when we are attracted to someone.  While we feel nervous and not sure the proper string of words might come out of our mouths when we are near them…. We know we want to be near them.

We trust these butterflies are telling us something More is around the corner in romantic attraction.

Is it possible to move into trust when we feel the butterflies and it has nothing to do with romance?

I believe so.  My butterflies have shown me “the next step” countless times… better projects, deeper relationships, speaking out so mediocrity doesn’t reign and deep personal healing in my body and soul.


Where are your butterflies trying to lead you?  What are they telling you to do, to start, to play with?

Listen in…. Follow your Butterflies and find out…

With deep belief in your wildest dreams,


Butterfly Lakis Fourouklas

Visualizations for Sacred Renewal

photo(10)It’s here!  I am so excited to share the release of Illuminations ~ Visualizations for Sacred Renewal with you!

We all know we’re supposed to slow down, stop and smell the roses and not give into stress, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy to do these things.   Most of us figure we’ll do our down time on our next vacation.

A potent piece of replenishing our energy is to make sure we spend time going beyond our “worry list” and into the deepest places within our hearts and spirits.  This is where our dreams lie and this is also the place of our inherent strength.

This collection of guided meditations was designed to give you the time to go within…. and have a little sanctuary.

Illuminations ~ Visualizations for Sacred Renewal gives you the time to relax, release stress and come back to your center.

You will enjoy being inspired by the magic of the natural world. You’ll find yourself taping into animal and plant medicine as well as bigger themes such as letting go, self-love, creative resurgence, manifestation and the potent energy already flowing through you.


Click here  >>> Illuminations ~ Visualizations for Sacred Renewal <<<

Illuminations includes 9 MP3’s for you to download.  Each track is under 30 minutes and you can save them to your smart phone or computer.  This means you can enjoy these anytime that works for you.  It might be a great way to begin your day, take a break in the middle of work or a quiet way to come to calm before sleeping.  Many people have told me they fall asleep listening to the sound of my voice, which in this case, I take as a compliment 😉

I hope you all enjoy all the tracks… May you receive rejuvenation on every level of your mind, body, spirit and emotions!

With belief for all your dreams,


Illuminations ~ 21 Visualizations for Sacred Renewal

Moonseed, Kristen Holmberg

Winter is a magical and complex time.  We are affected by so many experiences.  The shorter days affect our moods, the holidays bring up everything from joy to overwhelm and the New Year often pokes at us into asking some serious questions about our life.

And that’s just the first 12 days!

In Winter the rhythm of our lives change and we spend more time inside savoring the warmth – you may find yourself wanting to eat and sleep earlier.  There’s a part of us that may relish the chance to slow down and have some solitude.  Even if you live in a warm climate (hello Floridians!) the shorter days are still telling your brain “it’s Winter”.

Nature is asking us to go within and honor our reserves.

And yet Traditions are asking us to extend ourselves and expend our resources.

There are expectations to travel, gather, socialize, spend money, and maybe even have a good time when you don’t feel like it.  None of these things are inherently wrong… but is it any wonder why we feel overwhelmed during “the most wonderful time of the year”?   We are being pulled in two very different directions.  Ok, anyone who just thought “pffft – more like 10 directions” – I completely agree.

This is why I’ve created the Illuminations Series ~ 21 Visualizations for Sacred Renewal – to offer you a chance every day, for 21 days, to have some time to nourish your inner world.  To go within and honor yourself and to reconnect with the sacredness of your inner light.

Already feel like this is for you? 


This is a FREE audio series and it couldn’t be more simple – each day a link to a new visualization will be emailed to your inbox.

We will begin on Friday, December 19th to acknowledge the last days of Autumn and call back our energy from 2014.  Over these 21 days we will also cross through several days of Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice and New Moon, Christmas, The New Year and a Full Moon.  It’s the perfect 21 days to give to yourself the gift of presence.  It’s time for you to be with spirit… with quiet… to touch into the deepest parts of who you are.

Each visualization will be less than 30 minutes – allowing you the time and space to go within…. and have a little sanctuary.

Many of these visualizations are inspired by the natural world.  You’ll find yourself taping into Animal and Plant Medicine as well as bigger themes such as Letting Go, Self-Love, Creative Resurgence and Manifestation.

What if this Winter you felt more balanced?
What if you laughed from your belly at your company holiday party – even before having eggnog?
What if you actually enjoyed shopping and wrapping gifts?
What if you saw the longer nights as a way to connect more deeply with your family and friends?

Can visualization a day really do that?

Yeah… it can.  And it’s not always the words.  It’s really the time you take for yourself.  When was the last time you gave yourself even 15 minutes a day to just receive and go within to touch upon your spirit?

Isn’t that one of the reasons the holidays feel so “fake” sometimes?  We run around shopping, baking, shuttling kids, squeezing in card writing, maybe church and temple and give a lot of energy outwards.

What if we took a lesson from a deciduous tree and looked at Winter as a time to tap deeply into our roots and to be present with our strength?

When we give to others and we don’t take time for ourselves or spend too much time with our energy flowing out…. we become like that empty crock pot of mulled wine… people try looking to us to juice them up, but really all we’ve got left is a puckery orange with a bunch of cloves in it.  And yes, I mean we get grumpy and lose the sight of the playfulness of the Winter.

Because really….
When else does everyone make snow angels?  Or sand angels you snowbirds 🙂
Or put lights all over their house?
Or sing songs to strangers?
Or sneak around and create little surprises?
Or get to hear George Michael’s “Last Christmas” 4 times a day?

Winter is an AMAZING time to celebrate and acknowledge where the past year has taken us jump into the magic of creating something new.

Join us and slip back into child-like belief and move forward with alighted purpose ~

Sign up here: >>> Illuminations ~ 21 Visualizations for Sacred Renewal <<<

Please share this with anyone you feel could use a little sanctuary to start of this Winter!

Wishing you the very best days and nights to follow ~

With love and light,


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