Thank you

Thank you everyone for your kindness, and your patience.

I’m using this demanding time to learn how to be graceful under pressure. I just wanted to let you know that if you had a session with me last week, you WILL receive your session recording by the end of the day today.

I would like to let everyone else know that my response time for emails, comments and so on is pretty low right now, and I’m having to let some emails wait until after I’m moved and settled in.

I just want to let you know that I love you, I do see your email, I will respond. I really wish I could spend all my time with you guys, writing, responding to comments and emails, responding to requests and ideas. It’s all gold, and I really appreciate you taking the time to write to me.

Thank you especially to those who have sent me short, supportive notes of kind words and support. You are awesome.

The Enchanted Bog

When I do a retreat, I am totally taking you guys here.  

We visited the shoreline bog just outside of Ucluelet yesterday.  It’s one of my favourite places.  These trees are incredibly old, which is why they’re so twisted.  They only grow a few cm / year, because the bog is so acidic.

These tiny, ancient trees have been left virtually undisturbed, even as surrounding rainforest was clearcut in the past 100 years.

It’s eerily quiet.  At one point on the trail, you can feel yourself being watched.

I swear, it’s wee folk, spirit beings, residents of this tiny ancient wood.

I feel them every time I visit, and catch movements out of the corner of my eyes.  

   

               

Ep 31. Spiritual Health and Illness

31 spiritual health and illness

This episode is my hilarious crack at Podcasting while Laundering.  I thought it was *such* a great idea to podcast in my car while I waited for my laundry to process – aaaaaaand it ended up in a few stops and starts as washer malfunctions and background band saws played their part in the production.

But, I completed the episode!  Hurray!  Brooke, Caitlyn and Stacey all tweeted at me in response to Episode 30, the podcast on the Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness, and David, my Vancouver friend actually came all the way over to Tofino to have a discussion with me in person!  I am feeling the love you guys, thank you so much!

The spiritual nature of physical and mental illness is a topic I’ve been wrestling with for years, and I just adore the sharing I received from you fabulous friends.  Thank you so much and Enjoy!

I see you! Really!

Alright, first of all: I’ve missed authorizing a few comments on some of the older entries. There are some really cool discussions happening on older entries, particularly the celebrity ones. If y’all would like to comment here with links to the entries that have comments you’ve posted which I have not authorized, I’ll approve them all tonight. I really *love* that these years-old posts are getting so much attention!

Maybe I should look into getting a forum / conversation board set up?

Second: I’m behind on my email and facebook comments – Emails of course are top priority. I will do my best to catch these up this week. I am *not* ignoring you, I promise. Last week was very busy, what with my mother’s tumour coming back, the new house, my sister’s engagement. I will not be as close to my computer in the next few weeks because I’ll be on the phone, packing, driving to sign paperwork, make payments, set up utilities etc.

So please forgive the tardiness of my responses.

Kathryn the Office Goddess is just as busy as I am, and I’m toying with the idea of hiring an outside Office Goddess. I’m not sure how that would work. If anyone has a VA (or is a virtual assistant) to recommend, please send me an email! tofinopsychic

Sessions are now booking into April! Things are starting to get busy! If you’d like to book a session, you can book in mid-late April, and in May.

And hey, the Tarot class is gaining some fans! I haven’t posted the lovely feedback I’ve received on it (because that falls under emails) but I am so grateful for your kind words! Powerful Divination with Tarot is just $25, it’s a fun-filled hour where I go through my method for using the cards, and how you can use them as a tool to strengthen your own Telepathic Communication skills!

Thank you everyone! Keep up the conversation, I’m LOVING it!

Congratulations, Sister!

My sister got engaged this weekend – she’s getting married in TWO WEEKS!

She really, really wanted to get married with Mom in attendance.  I’m so happy it’s happening!

Her partner is a wonderful guy, too.  We are lucky to have him in our family.

Welcome new brother, congratulations sister!

So much happy, and some sad.

happy-sad

One thing that’s pretty clear about my mother: she doesn’t want us spending a lot of time crying about her, or feeling sad around her.  I think I’d be the same way, and I’m going to do my best to have as many happy conversations as we can.

Amid all this, the car, my Mom, it’s looking like we will be getting the house in Ucluelet.  We saw it today, and it’s just perfect for our needs.  No shared laundry, but a laundry room of our very own.  Three bedrooms, all small but there’s three!  I will finally, finally have my own office!

The kitchen is my favourite part about this little house – it has every essential thing that makes me happy:

– Cupboards.  Believe it or not, cupboards can not be taken for granted out here.  We haven’t had kitchen cupboards in 7 years, just a few shelves on the wall and bookcases to hold our kitchen stuff.  Cupboards are glorious.  They have doors on them and everything.

– enough room for a kitchen table.  We haven’t had a kitchen table in 7 years.  We’ve been eating on the couch.  We’ll actually have sit-down suppers!

– a double sink AND a dishwasher.

– A window over the sink that overlooks the back yard.  THIS is what is truly delightful.

– a cold room that has been closed off on the side of the house, off the kitchen.  Apparently it becomes the hot room in the summer.  But it’s covered storage.

This is literally the kitchen I have been visualizing for years.  It’s awesome.

Other thrilling features:

– A living room.  Not a main room that has our bed and our couch in it, no, a living room with enough room for a couch and a couple of chairs!  Throw in a coffee table, a couple of lamps and a doily, you have grandma’s parlor!

– A backyard.  Not just a patch under the landlady’s balcony, no.  A full-on back yard, fenced, fire pit, picnic table.  A HAMMOCK.

– Storage!  There’s a cupboard under the stairs, just like in Harry Potter.

– Storage!  A linen closet, for the love of all that’s holy!  A closet that is just for sheets, towels and toilet paper!

– Storage!  Three cute little bedrooms, each with windows and closets of their very own!

– LIGHT.  It’s was quite overcast today, and yet you didn’t need a single light on in the house to see what you’re doing.

We don’t have a lot of stuff, we truly don’t.  Our major furniture includes a bed, couch, two bookcases, a desk, a craft table, an office chair, pillows, kitchen stuff, linens and towels.  Oh and some electronics.  Books, a few dvds, clothes.  That’s it that’s all.  I don’t know how people make things work in those little tiny houses.  We are living in about 700 square feet and we’re just two people.  It’s tight, but you make it work.

You make it work, but there’s nothing like a little house that feels like home, where the landlord repairs what’s broken, but otherwise just lets you pay the rent and doesn’t bother you.  One where the laundry room and the hydro bill is all yours.  It will be such a relief, such a blessing.  We will not be sharing walls with *anyone* – it’s a duplex, but the only shared wall is the stairwell.  We will not be woken up by the neighbour’s adult living-at-home children talking at midnight.  We certainly won’t be living under someone.  It’s going to make a huge difference in our lives.

We’re going to have uninterrupted sleep.  And we’ll have such quiet that if we want to go to bed early, we won’t be disturbed by the neighbour’s activities.

It’s so weird to have so much to be happy about, and have this sadness happening too.  One doesn’t wipe out the other.  I’m so happy and excited for this new house – we’ve needed it and have been looking for a place like it for a long time!  And even though we’re not really allowed to be sad about my mother to her face, (or over the phone) of course that’s there, wrapped like crows wings around my happy heart.

Just a lot of happy and sad, all at once.