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November 2014–Wisdom Tips For Empowerment & Protection

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

The Unknown The main theme for November is “THE UNKNOWN.”

The Unknown is what you cannot see, hear, feel, know, second- guess, expect or control. There is no instruction manual and nothing familiar. The comfort zone is being eroded much like being in a swimming pool where all of a sudden the sides of the pool disappear and you find yourself in a vast body of water with no edges in sight. You will either sink or swim and this is the nature of this month. Fear will cause you to sink.

The willingness to be in a new experience will keep you afloat.

The UNKNOWN is like the dark. The creative mind goes wild without the reality check of the seen world. This can create the possibility for great delusion, fear, and physical, mental and emotional discomfort. On the other hand, when there is no reference point, the creativity is boundless and it can be much easier to think outside the box and eliminate limiting thoughts and beliefs as well as old patterns.

Thinking outside the box and bringing in your imagination can be freeing but tricky at the same time. You need to have some reference points and reality checks so you don’t simply fall into the void and get lost in your own delusions. Community will be important this month especially being with people who are on the same page as you are. If you are not in the right environment, workspace, relationship or community, it will become painfully obvious. If you are not able to make the changes you need to, don’t be surprised if spirit arranges it for you.

This could be a difficult month to navigate especially for those that do not have a good internal reference point and compass of their own spiritual practice. Whether it is participating in an organized religion or following a personal spiritual practice, it will exceptionally important to rely on it this month to guide you.

The time brings tremendous possibilities to recreate just about everything in your life. When you are dealing with the UNKNOWN, you can either hide in fear and wait for the night to be over, or you can explore the possibilities by opening your eyes, making friends with the shadows and using your other intuitive senses to “see” in the dark.

Darkness is the perfect canvas for the imagination and we all know that imagination is one of the building blocks of manifesting.

The exciting thing about this month is that we have the perfect opportunity to break through that membrane that represents a limited physical reality and expand ourselves into a larger container. We will need to move our security point from being defined externally to our internal knowing and sense of ourselves.

Your heart is the best compass you have and it always knows deep down inside what you truly want, who you truly are and what makes you happy. Trust your heart not your mind this month and beware of the mind trying to masquerade as the heart. At no other time has it been this imperative that you keep “don’t know mind”.

One of the biggest lessons and challenges for some of you will be to let go, really let go, of the need to know, the need to be right and the need to control. These three needs are needs of the mind and will derail you from the true power available this month.

Watch the stories your mind tells you in the attempt to understand this great dissolving of the known container. There is a fine line between delusion and reality. The reality this month is the great UNKNOWN. Delusion is just another expression of “the need to know” creating a new story that you can get attached to that may or may not manifest.

You may witness those around you dealing with the UNKNOWN in different ways. Some will have a difficult time of it especially if their shadow has to do with their self-worth. Some will become almost manic in their creative new stories, some will withdraw in deep fear, and others will be able to walk that tightrope, keeping their eyes open, trusting their instincts, doing their daily practices and honoring the path of the heart.

This month supports the healing of our deepest fears. When the shadow surfaces, as it will for all of us, the discipline will be to starve it of any power by facing it with a “don’t know mind” and humbly turning the whole process over to spirit. This is allowing the heart to lead instead of the mind. The heart can face the UNKNOWN with way more wisdom than the mind can.

How can you make the most of this month?

  • Turn your fears into delighted anticipation of a great surprise that is supportive and satisfying beyond your wildest imagination.
  • Release the past, forgive the past, and dissolve old beliefs and patterns.
  • Drop the need to know, the need to control, the need to be right.
  • Trust the heart, be creative, and dream big! The sky is the limit.
  • Be excited and inspired rather than fearful.
  • Face the unknown with confidence and a willingness to have everything turn out well. Watch Martyrdom. You are never the victim.
  • Get help when you need it. Your support people will be your best reference point when you feel lost.
  • Rely on your spiritual practice whatever that may be. Do something daily.
  • Be compassionate around others who are having a difficult time without matching them. Make a separation. Don’t be afraid to say no to what does not feel right.
  • Trust spirit and the larger order of things. Anchor the belief that it will all turn out OK.

(The monthly support Mp3 is a very helpful)

(Jose’s Mp3 “The Nature of Fear” is helpful and offered at a discount this month)

How the month shows up


Working with the unknown this month will have many faces. You may experience the surfacing of parts of your shadow that were unknown to you before. This is a good thing as what comes to the surface can also be more easily eliminated. You may revisit childhood fears recognizing that they have no power over you. You may gain a deeper understanding of what is yours and what belongs to someone else.

Another face of the Unknown is the opportunity to redefine and recreate yourself. This is tricky as the tendency for some of you can turn to the extreme, and you will need to be conscious of that. Remember that the body does not do well with extremes and a gradual process of change is sometimes easier.

Some of you may feel that you are at a crossroads where you need to make a choice. This choice may be internal such as around a belief or pattern that no longer serves, or it may be external, causing you to leave a job or a relationship or other environment. If your life is too static, you may find yourself making a choice or decision that will bring you into the unknown. If you get locked up in fear, spirit may give you a little help. If this happens do not feel victimized by it but see it as the change you created.


Relationships are a container for learning, growth and karmic lessons. Beware of rash decisions and always give the benefit of the doubt this month. Trust the heart and “keep don’t know mind” whenever you feel confusion about the unknown quality of whatever may be happening in your relationships.

It is a good month to step into new ways of being in relationship. Working on your self worth, self esteem and ability to have what you want will manifest in these new relationship containers. Observe where you give your power away to old beliefs based on past experiences and work on eliminating and dissolving those old patterns.

Watch for paranoia around your relationships when the quality of the Unknown is present. This is where you need to trust your heart and to trust that whatever is the right thing will happen. If others around you are acting out, you may not be able to fix it. Relax.


Make sure your environment somehow expresses ways that you are recreating and redefining yourself. Be very aware of how symbolic your environment is to how you are dealing with your life right now. Pay attention to it daily, as it is your reference point in this time of the unknown. Bring beauty in, eliminate clutter, and make changes that support your movement forward. Make sure that your personal environment feels like a sanctuary and includes comfort and security. These are important when everything else may feel like uncontrolled chaos and confusion. You need to have a nest where you can re ground and reset yourself when you need to.

On a larger scale, the greater environment will also be acting “outside the box”. We may see anomalies in weather or planetary events. Things that have never happened before may bring up fearful responses and the attempt to understand, control or be right. The positive approach is to be delighted and excited, awed and empowered by these new developments. After all, the planet is very creative and we are in the Unknown.


One of the lessons to be learned here is that the body is a highly adaptable, creative and responsive organism and it will respond just as powerfully to fear, as it will to positivity, optimism and a belief that anything is possible. Be very observant of what instruction through your beliefs you are giving your body every day. Refining your instructions could be your focus of change and recreating yourself for the month.

Our minds LOVE to define everything! We especially love to define physical conditions and diseases. This is our addiction to “the need to know”. Beware of definitions and diagnoses. Worrying about the safety and survival of the body is one of the surest and fastest paths to fear. If you “think” you have something going on or may possibly in the future have something going on, turn this thought into a “don’t know” attitude and allow for the unknown to be a positive container for your health and well being instead of a breeding ground for fear.

Challenges this month may be around kidneys (as they are related to fear), digestion and skin rashes. Remember that when there is a challenge it also presents itself as an opportunity for healing and getting beyond what the symptoms represent.

This is a good month to get some acupuncture, energy work and shamanic healing.


Just when you think you have it figured out, spirit will throw a monkey wrench into your carefully planned and well-organized project. This does not mean it is a negative or challenging thing so watch that you don’t react negatively or fearfully. Throwing aspects of a project or business structure into the unknown can be very positive as it may force you to think outside the box and be a little more creative with your solutions. Of course this may lead to a restructuring or redefining of goals and values but that can also be a positive outcome. Watch that you don’t get too extreme or fall into a delusional place.

The UNKNOWN climate this month can breed great excitement, inspiration and enthusiasm. It is a great month to start something new. Just make sure you are not using old ideas and beliefs about how it should be done. Keep “don’t know mind” about the details while at the same time “knowing” in your heart through your own level of excitement and inspiration that you are on the right track.

There are aspects this month that make it a good time to examine your resources and move beyond your limiting beliefs about those resources. It is an excellent month for manifesting as long as you can eliminate any negative, victimized and limited thinking.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary and more about the power to choose!

October–Ready To Keep Your Balance?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The main theme for October is“THE THREE-LEGGED STOOL.”

Monthly wisdom on balance

October is a balancing act. The image is of watching a circus act from a place of terror and excitement and then feeling both relieved and exhilarated when the act is successfully completed. This month pushes the edge of everything, forcing expansion, new strategies for balance and a necessary letting go of what really does not work.

It is an exciting, terrifying, exhilarating month with the challenge of extreme panic and fear as well as the opportunity to experience the ecstatic state of higher frequencies like never before. It is truly a circus that we are both witness to and performers in.

There are two eclipses this month as well as some interesting astrological aspects that support the month to be one of the most eccentric, creative, surprising and unpredictable we have had in a long time.

I could have explored many themes this month: Balancing act, radical shift, intensity, surprise, expansion, risk, edge, terror, chaos, power, balance, unpredictable, unstable, revolution/evolution, eccentric, new alignment.. But decided on the three legged stool” because it is an image that to me best describes the situation we find ourselves in this month.

A three-legged stool is unstable but stable at the same time. Its stability depends on the user. If you use a three-legged stool, which can be a great support when you need something to sit on, you need to be sitting straight and balanced. If you lean too far in either direction you will fall off. It requires attention to how you are sitting, with your back straight, as well as the awareness of where you have placed the stool, hopefully on stable ground. And your feet have to be firmly planted on the ground. There will be times this month where your stool may actually feel like a one legged-stool requiring even more presence, attention and inner stability and balance.

So the three-legged stool (sometimes a one-legged stool) is a metaphor for the times. We have everything we need to support our lives and to midwife our transformation. We just need to trust our seemingly unstable environment, and pay attention to how we are navigating our lives every day. We need to be in our personal power, connected to the integrity of our hearts and striving for a new balance. We need to release our old stories and become more comfortable with the mystery of the unknown. We need to shift our platforms of security from exterior systems to interior ones. In other words, trust more in our talents, inner wisdom, personal beliefs and the higher self of spirit rather than the money in the bank, corporate jobs, or the roof over our heads. We need to allow inspiration and a new higher frequency to guide us as we keep a “don’t know mind”.

How does one stay neutral and balanced in the midst of such unpredictability and chaos? How does one stay firmly planted on that three-legged or one-legged stool in the middle of a windstorm or hurricane? (Mp3 is a definite help here)

  1. Know who you are and don’t get swayed by another’s fear, beliefs, judgments or expectations.
  2. Don’t take things personally.
  3. Always move yourself to the place of enthusiasm and excitement when you feel the terror coming on. There is a fine line between terror and excitement. Terror will always throw you into a lower frequency whereas excitement will keep you moving in the right direction with the right attitude.
  4. Keep a “don’t know mind” and listen to your heart.
  5. Tell the truth no matter what.
  6. Trust in spirit and your own higher self and inner voice.
  7. Allow yourself to feel joy.
  8. Never blame others. Take that chip off your shoulder once and for all.
  9. Forgive, forgive, and forgive.
  10. Slow down and finish what you started before jumping into the next inspired task.
  11. Be eccentric rather than “normal”.
  12. Think creatively whenever possible.

How the month shows up


This is a highly creative and eccentric month. Push the envelope of your expression in the world. Try new things. Take a risk. Say YES to something you have been contemplating but have been too afraid to commit to. Instead of becoming small and retreating back into limitation, prioritize when you feel the chaos of having too much on your plate.

There is an opportunity here to express more authentically and to find a new alignment and a new balance in your life. This is also a month where you can tap into a reservoir of personal power that you did not realize you had. The mantra should be “anything is possible”. You just need to allow it by keeping yourself as free as possible from the “old story” of limitation and victimization. The roof literally comes off the building allowing you to move into a new space, a higher floor, and an expanded view of your world that includes more light, joy and possibility.

What will get in the way of that?

The need to know, the need to be right, arrogance, impatience, martyrdom, attachment to your “position”, fear, and mistrust of life working out just right. Watch the need to tell others how to navigate their three or one-legged stool and instead learn to manage your own balance and alignment. It is a great month for personal growth. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you find that the usual methods of support you have relied on are not providing what you need, try something new and radical.


Relationships are ready for some fun, eccentricity and spontaneity. The task this month is to use the influences to dissolve the mistrust and conditional expectations that keep intimacy at bay and create barriers to love and joy and true support. Finding your balance in relationships requires telling the truth no matter what and not taking the projections of others personally.

Relationships will be affected by the eccentric personality of the month and can be fed by the creative aspect. Remember that as you expect others to accept your new way of being, you must also be in acceptance of others. If your partner chooses to die their hair green, accept it and rejoice in their creative expression instead of being horrified.

If you have children, they will be acting out. There is a lot of fire and solar energy this month that will quicken anger and aggressive reactions. Allow lots of room for expression while holding strong boundaries. Always give a choice and accept expressions that are eccentric as long as they are not dangerous or damaging. This goes for adults too!


Balance, balance, balance. Find a rhythm that works for you in your own personal self-care. Be ruthless and disciplined about taking time for yourself especially when you feel overwhelmed. Listen to your own inner wisdom regarding what you need. Humor is an all-important emotion this month as it will lubricate the path to truth telling and raise you up out of shame, despair and depression. Always find something to laugh about regarding any adverse situation concerning your health and well-being.

There will be lots and lots of energy available this month and you can easy burn out unless you have balance. The adrenals will need support. Watch liver heat as the solar energy this month stimulates and triggers impatience and aggression. Make sure to get PLENTY of exercise of the kind that makes you sweat. You will need this outlet for the possible build up of energy that otherwise will keep you sleepless at night.

Balancing your three-legged stool demands that you create a good structure around your self-care that you can commit to.


Think big and think out of the box. Dream beyond what you think is possible as it may actually be possible. One of the lessons this month is to learn to stretch so you become comfortable in the reality that is just a dream and not manifest as well as keeping your anchor in the reality that you are used to. Learn to keep a foot in both worlds, the seen and the unseen. This is the place of power and will keep you from getting too attached to what you see manifest as you build your trust in the belief that it can always change. The unseen world is where ideas and dreams and creativity come from. The more you are able to navigate and trust that world, the more you will see your dreams manifest.

The challenge will be to get rebalanced as quickly as possible if something happens in your business or project that throws you off center. You may feel at times like your three-legged stool is a one-legged stool and that you are about to fall off the edge. Instead of going into terror, take a swan dive into the unknown and trust spirit that it will all end up OK. This is a great month to change it up and bring some newness into any project, business or partnership. So have fun, play a little and definitely bring humor into the mix.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary and more about the power to choose!

Ready To Use Power To Choose?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Wisdom Tips for the MonthThe theme for September is CHANGE…and with that is the opportunity to use power to choose.

This month you can explore how to deal with CHANGE in a positive and proactive way so you can use it to RESET your life in the best way possible.

Here’s your chance to do things in your life very differently. Whether you are the one making a choice or it is a choice or situation from the outside that affects you, CHANGE is inevitable.

What is CHANGE?

In a nutshell it is the passing from one place, state, form, or phase to another causing things to transform and become different.

We talked about endings and beginnings in last months forecast especially around the last New Moon. Under the theme of CHANGE, endings and beginnings will continue to be important markers this month as we navigate energy that is sometimes very final in its outcome.

There are two kinds of change. Change that you initiate based on a personal choice, and change that is imposed on you from the outside and is usually based on another person’s choice. Change based on your choice is usually something that you want and are looking forward to implementing in your life. Change imposed on you is often unwanted, resisted and judged.

What if you could take the attitude that all change is something you choose?

You would remove the resistance and face the change proactively. Being in resistance to change has no power. Choosing all change no matter where it comes from has a great deal of power.

Change can be sudden, and most likely we will have some experience of that this month, or it can be gradual like the changing of the seasons. The sudden radical changes are the ones that can bring about the most intense reactions. The ones to watch for are the ones that are based in FEAR. Especially this month watch for fear reactions that express themselves through the 7 obstacles of Stubbornness, Impatience, Martyrdom, Self-Deprecation, Arrogance, Greed and Self Destruction. Everyone has a least one of these that is the automatic reaction when fear comes up. (To learn more about the 7 Obstacles by ebook link here) (To learn about the Obstacles by audio link here)

The idea is to be in enough self-observation that you can identify when this is happening and become neutral as quickly as possible. If you are triggered you are not neutral. And you are not neutral if you took something personally. Not taking things personally will be a big test this month but will help with staying neutral and surrendering to the choices of change.

(There is help with neutrality on the support Mp3)

Here are some helpful hints regarding CHANGE to help you choose with power.

If you are the one initiating the change:

Embrace it from your heart.

Ask for support.

Do it for you and not someone else.

Complete what you are leaving behind and tie up all loose ends.

Be patient and honor right timing.

Honor the beginning of something new through celebration.

Pay attention to the RESET that is part of the change.

Pay attention to the details of what is needed to support the change.

Make sure to stay balanced throughout the process, as it is an important aspect of successful change.

If you are directly affected by change coming from the outside:

Observe any resistance or fear reaction and don’t take it personally.

Neutralize the resistance or negative reaction as quickly as possible.

Be in acceptance.

Choose the change as if it were your idea.

Honor any completion caused by the change.

Honor the beginning of something new caused by the change.

Pay attention to your own RESET as a result of the change.

Stay balanced and empowered throughout the process.

Ask for support.

Stay out of Martyrdom and any of the other obstacles.

CHANGE always brings something new into life. Anything new always requires a RESET. This should be an exciting time. When one door closes, another one opens and it really does not matter who is closing or opening the doors. The result is the same. Always consider CHANGE to be a gift from spirit and one that keeps life from becoming stagnant.

How the month shows up


This is a great month for resetting some of your personal patterns and behaviors. There is support for change. Make a list of what you know needs to change and start with an intention to change it. Ask for support and then take the baby steps towards the change. If you are feeling stuck, make small changes that do not feel overwhelming or unattainable. Honor the baby steps.

Big changes are possible this month especially in the areas of self-esteem and personal power. If you have done your work with FOCUS and BOUNDARIES last month, you will begin to see results through change in those areas this month. If you have not been great at focus and boundaries, they may come up for you again this month as you strive to change and reset how you navigate your life. (It would be helpful to listen to last months support Mp3 on focus and boundaries)


Claiming more personal power and raising your self- esteem will definitely impact all of your relationships. If the relationship is balanced and has integrity, this change will cause a reset that will be very positive, as both parties will welcome the adjustment. If the relationship is dysfunctional and built on dependency, co-dependency, or is abusive in any way, claiming personal power and raising your self-esteem will cause the relationship to reset in a more challenging way. It will be up to you to hold your boundaries and to do what is right for you.

Not only personal relationships are affected. Business and work relationships may have the greatest reactions to your inner changes. Remember that if change happens radically where you lose a relationship you have taken for granted, do not take it personally and see it as a positive reset in the long run.

People will continue to leave the planet and some will be icons that have held an inspiring position for greater segments of the population. This creates a change in how you view the world and what’s in it at any given time. Make conscious adjustments to your world by acknowledging and accepting who is no longer in it.


Your personal environment is one of the easiest ways to begin to implement change. Move some furniture around, get rid of something that you have been putting up with, bring something new into your personal environment, change a color, and change the location of something you use every day. This will be a proactive step in honoring change. This is especially useful if you are feeling stagnant in other areas of your life.

The greater environment and the physical planet may go through some radical and permanent changes due to earth movement and other natural phenomena. This will cause potential shock as well as a permanent reset. There is great movement occurring and it is difficult to predict what form it will take. Remember that the outer environment follows the inner environment; so the more proactive you are with your inner changes, the more the environment will reflect that.

Radical natural events such as storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, etc., release great amounts of energy and power. This energy drives change and you can either resist it or join it and use it.


Great change can happen in all areas of health and physical well being. This is a physical time where anything you consciously do that affects the physical body will be powerful and has an opportunity to be grounded and permanent. It is a good time to do physical procedures, work on teeth and bones, enhance physical appearance, anchor exercise routines, change your diet, eliminate bad habits and change up your wardrobe.

Do something different that shows spirit you are ready and willing for change to happen.

This can be a very exciting month for health issues as you may get a handle on challenges that you have been putting up with for a long time. Be willing to give up the story of how less than whole you are. Watch the victim in you that wants to resist the responsibility of being well. Anything is possible and radical change is definitely in the air. You may need to set boundaries with the people that are closest to you that may unconsciously resist any radical change you may be making as they are undoubtedly engaged in your story as well.


This is a great month for making changes to what is not working or what is stagnant in your business life. It is a great time to bring in new energy into projects and reevaluate partnerships. Practicality, as well as inspiration, plays a big role in your choices and changes to business, projects and partnerships this month. If you are not inspired by what you are doing and how you are doing it, it is time for a change. It could be something simple like changing something in your environment. Or it could be more radical such as changing your career or job.

If you are starting something new, make sure it is something aligned with you and your personal goals, and not because someone else has influenced you to go for something that does not feel quite right. This is a good month to reset all of your personal goals and to dream just a little bit bigger than you have allowed yourself to dream before.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary and more about the power to choose!

July 2014–Wisdom Tips To Empower the Month

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

empowering wisdom tipsThe Theme for July 2014 is “THE UNFOLDING”–read on for July’s empowering wisdom tips!

This month has the potential to be beautifully inspiring, where we observe how our life is unfolding without any additional effort, and we witness how our choices and changes are influencing what is manifesting for us. Even if you feel that recent changes in your life are not due to your conscious choices, choose the changes anyway. and follow the unfolding, choosing every moment to be present and accepting. This is the position of power.

Right timing is another big theme this month and there will be many lessons around trusting right timing as a means to effortless action.

The image is that of a flower bud unfolding its petals in the right time for it’s blooming. When it gets enough sun, water and nutrients and it has had the time to grow and mature, then the flower will naturally open. If you force the petals open before the time is right, you will ruin the flowering. (There is a great meditation on the monthly support Mp3)

Working through your attachments and expectations will also be another lesson this month. If you have expectations and attachments that cannot accommodate right timing, you may deal with disappointments and stress yourself unnecessarily. This is a huge lesson in trust. You need to trust that the choices and changes that have occurred in your life and the intentions you set for yourself that have come from the heart will unfold for you in the best way possible. You just have to get your false personality and ego that does not trust the process out of the way. If you consciously choose everything that happens to you in your life, that position of power will feed whatever intentions you set with enough chi to cause them to unfold and manifest in the best way possible.  (You might consider making a list of the wisdom tips you put to practice).

Following the unfolding instead of micromanaging and trying to control, is key to allowing synchronicity and right timing. You know how good it feels and how awed you are when everything just falls into place in a way that you could never have planned yourself but happens to be perfect. This is the feeling you should put behind all of your choices and intentions, intending them to manifest and unfold in the most perfect way possible for you. And then get yourself out of the way and stop obsessing. It is important to understand that obsession is a limiting factor in allowing things to flow and unfold. Obsession is putting limitations on the potential of how your choice can manifest. So follow the unfolding and be in wonder at the intelligence of spirit. Remember spirit is you and you are spirit so really you are always in the drivers seat whether it feels like it or not.

How do you follow the Unfolding?

You observe and pay attention to what is happening around you and in your life. You pay attention to what and who is showing up and even if it does not make any rational sense to you, you follow your heart and what it tells you. You see all situations as potential for movement and power.  (This is a wisdom tip often overlooked.) You make constant choices to be present and accepting and you claim a certain right to things working out just the way they should.   (Jose’s Mp3 on the 4 steps to manifesting is a good reminder of this process)

Recently I had a water heater go out in my home resulting in a messy situation. Instead of falling into a negative attitude about the inconvenience, cost, water damage, time etc., I chose to see that I chose the timing to be right. I happened to be home, my handyman friend happened to be available (on a Saturday evening), and as I chose to get into the flow of what needed to be done, it all happened with ease and grace. The water heater was old and ready to go. I chose the right timing and all I had to do was to follow the unfolding without resistance. It really did turn out better than I could have ever expected and got a clean closet out of it too.

Resistance, denial, impatience, martyrdom, anger, blame, doubt, judgment (self and others), stubbornness, and despair, are all part of the minefield of reactions that will put you into a negative spiral and cut you off from the potential positive outcome. You will have a harder time following the thread of the unfolding and you will feel out of sync with right timing. Whenever you feel that the universe is conspiring against you, turn that attitude around to claiming the situation as your own choice.

The exciting thing this month is to be able to observe and witness your intentions and choices take shape and form. Many of you have been patiently feeding a focus of what it is that you want in life. You have been choosing and praying and working on your ability to receive. If your intentions are of the heart, and you are able to trust in right timing, you will witness their unfolding and follow what is showing up. It is a great month for manifesting and energies are aligned for manifesting in a way they have not been for a long time.

The key will be in how much you allow yourself to have and receive. (We help with this on out monthly support Mp3)

This is called “Havingness”. How much can you have? What are you worth? If spirit were to shower you with an unimaginable gift, could you receive it, own it, claim it, and welcome it? How much more can you receive? In energy, love, abundance, wisdom, talent?

This is a big part of staying present and observing what is unfolding as well as choosing and claiming it. Even if you are experiencing something that is showing up for you that you would consider negative, challenging, painful or intense, the way you experience it as a powerful energy will make the difference between whether it ends up empowering you or disempowering you. Fully experiencing what spirit is putting in front of you will increase your havingness whether you see it as negative or positive. Practice applying wisdoms tips in your day-to-day life and notice how different you feel.

What if what is Unfolding is something you don’t want and it is perhaps due to a choice you made that was not of spirit, or the heart, or you made it for someone else? Stay neutral, don’t judge, and make another choice. In a way this month will show you what your choices are bringing you in their unfolding. You could say you get to observe and experience the consequences of your choices. The more neutral you can stay in your observation, the faster you can choose something different if you don’t like what is unfolding. Always follow your intuition, choose from the heart and don’t be attached to the outcome.

Use humor as a lubricant as you follow the thread of unfolding, and always be inspired by the beauty and perfection of spirit as it unfolds your life before you.

How the month shows up

This is a great month to self observe with neutrality and humor. It is a time to be in complete acceptance and to practice training the mind to relinquish control. There will be many lessons that will teach you instantly about what works and what does not. You can either be amused or in despair. Remember there is never a “stupid” choice, just one that perhaps does not serve you as well as another choice would have. This of course becomes clear in the unfolding.

Because this is such an outwardly manifesting month where you can really see the results of your intentions, the lessons come fast and furious. Don’t get stuck on the “could have, should have, would have” reflections of the past. Instead set a new intention and be proactive with your discipline, focus and prayers. And then sit back and observe what is unfolding.

Personally this could be a great month for breakthroughs where you experience your ability to manifest in a co creative way with spirit. An expanded sense of self is also possible as the month carries with it an opportunity for higher centered experiences.

Don’t try and second-guess relationships. This month they may be confusing and take twists and turns and what unfolds around relationships in your life may make no rational sense. You will need to trust that the reactions and movement in relationships has a purpose and order and the mind may not be able to process what that is for some time.

Remember not to take anything personally as others are busy in their own reactions which can sometimes turn into projections. We always recommend being around people who are on the same page and who can teach you something and who have your best interests at heart. Make sure you surround yourself with others that are doing their work and are able to bring laughter, beauty, love and wisdom tips into your life.

This is a good month to complete karmic agreements, practice forgiveness and move on from any situation or experience that still triggers feelings of blame, rejection, anger or emotional pain. Let it go and move on.

The lesson this month is to be in your environment without resistance or wishing it was different. Whatever is unfolding in your life, accept it, welcome it, choose it, and then take the proper action to either change how you are engaged with it or surrender to enjoying the power of what is available to you. For example, if you are caught in a storm, rather than judge your timing, or lack or preparation, or focusing on your discomfort, acknowledge the power available and make a choice to be present with it. Then you can take right action with neutrality and find shelter or do whatever you feel you need to.

If your personal environment is unfolding with unexpected challenging situations, deal with them with humor and an attitude of using everything as a bid for power. On the other hand if your environment is unfolding for you in a really good way, be present with that experience and pay attention to your ability to have.

This is an excellent month to reset your intentions and commitments for greater physical health and then watch how that unfolds for you. If you are a person who has struggled with finding resources, answers, or your own disciplines for greater health and well being, pay attention to what is unfolding and you may be surprised at the synchronicity of the right thing showing up at the right time.

Whenever you set an intention for something like physical health or losing weight or changing your addictive habits, make sure you discipline the mental chatter that tries to convince you that “it won’t work this time either”. This is where trust in spirit comes in as well as trust in your intentions of the heart. Make sure you want better health because you want it and not just to please another. Watch for tests from your false personality that tries to seduce you away from what you know is right for you.

This is a great month to watch projects and new ideas and inspiring changes take hold and unfold and manifest. Those of you who have worked really hard at refining what you want and practicing setting your intentions in the right way will be rewarded as you witness the unfolding of your dreams. Collaboration is a big theme in business and other ventures. Invest in something that is truly meaningful to you and you will not go wrong. It is a good month for expanding your ability to have and receive, so taking a risk in something that is chosen from the heart and that you believe in will likely have positive results.

There is an opportunity for great abundance and prosperity this month if you can have it and receive it. It is a good time to work on any scarcity consciousness you may still carry from your imprinting, ancestors or personal experiences. If you are carrying a scarcity mentality, it will become obvious to you in what you see unfolding in your life. Don’t despair, accept it as part of who you are and then harness the power to make a different choice that will change it. Do this without judgment, regret, blame or attachment.   Remember the power of applying wisdom tips in your daily life. ( The Mp3’s suggested earlier are a good support)

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom. Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary and about power days of the month + more wisdom tips!

How To Make Powerful Choices In June 2014 Commentary

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

The Theme for June 2014 is CHOICE.

There were many other phrases and words that came to describe the month such as “commitment”, “just do it already”, “go for it”, “step forward”, “decide”, “responsibility”, “overcome fear”, “be proactive”, “get off the couch”, “get over yourself” etc., but I chose CHOICE because it really does cover all aspects of what this time frame is about and what it can teach us.

Claiming your CHOICE in something is the shortcut to eradicating any vestige of Martyrdom or being the Victim of circumstance. This is not an easy month but it can be a really good one in what it teaches you. This month will require a commitment to a daily practice of CHOOSING how to be proactive in your life.

It is time to move from being passive and letting life happen to you, to having a more active role in asserting your intentions and deciding what it is that you want. Those of you that are used to letting others make your choices for you (you know who you are) need to step up, get over your fear of failure or rejection, and decide for yourself what it is that you want for a change. This is empowering and the influences of the month will only support this process for you. (helpful Mp3 is Jose’s 4 steps to manifesting)

It is also a time to work on accepting the choices others make without feeling victimized by them. When someone makes a choice that permanently changes your life such as a relationship leaving you, a loved one passing, a job ending, or any decision that affects you in a challenging way, you can either get stuck in feeling extremely victimized or you can be in acceptance of that choice and choose to use it as a bid for power in the next part of your life. Every challenge that is brought on by a choice that is not yours can turn into a choice that is yours. The choice is to accept it and use it as an opportunity for a bid for power. This does not mean you have to like it. It just means you accept it and allow it to empower you instead of dis-empowering you.

Here are some examples of CHOICES this month.

If you are impatient and stuck behind a very slow line or vehicle or person, you can choose to accept it and to slow down yourself. You can choose to see it as an opportunity to enjoy a slower pace. You can choose to have enough time for everything and you can choose to be happy instead of irritated.

If you are self deprecating or have low self esteem issues, it is important that you work on being proactive and take a more active role in putting forth what you want. Practice making choices that are yours and voicing your desires. If you are stuck in indecision about something out of fear, you need to make a choice. It will free the energy and empower you. The choice can be a small baby step. The first baby step is followed by another, until the steps get bigger and more confident.

If you have martyrdom and are often feeling victimized by life, then you can begin to take responsibility by eradicating all blame and choosing to see your situation as a bid for power instead of someone else’s fault.

If you are a stubborn person and tend to block the flow by resisting what others choose, try being in acceptance around their choices and seeing that you always have a choice too. Instead of resisting their choice, focus on your own choices.

Remember that there are many choices out there that you cannot change. What you can change is your relationship to those choices. You can accept them, you can learn from them, you can decide to be empowered instead of devastated by them. You can choose to have a good day no matter what happens. You can choose to see spirit in everything. You can choose to be in love with life. You can choose joy instead of fear. You can choose to forgive instead of holding others hostage for your misery. You can choose NOT to suffer.

This is a month of movement. Shifting out of the sluggish integrative and assimilative influence of May, there is a sense of just wanting to “go for it already”. The body wants to move, and there may be a tendency towards impatience. You may feel almost an urgency to make certain decisions or choices and some of you may have great clarity about what those choices are and some of you may not be clear at all except for the sense that something has to shift and a choice has to be made. Often you have to work energetically first to clear a path for clarity to show up. (we help with this on our monthly support Mp3)

It is important to put the mind in its place as well. As we know in our hearts, the mind does not always have all the information that it wants to have before making a choice. This month there will be many lessons and opportunities to trust the clarity of the heart and the emotions before knowing intellectually what choices are right. Choices that are made from the heart don’t always make intellectual sense but they are more authentic.

So the lessons of the month are that you ALWAYS have a CHOICE. There is not such thing as not having any choice. Even when it feels like you don’t, you can always start with the choice to accept, then a choice to use the opportunity to empower yourself. Bottom line is that it is YOUR choice.

How the month shows up:


There is tremendous opportunity for personal growth this month. You can move forward in your life in ways that you have not done before by making choices in areas that need them. If you have been sitting on the fence about something or waiting for right timing or taking a passive role in what is happening around you, this is your time for stepping forward into CHOICE. This will mean different things to different people. Some of you will experience a freedom in simply choosing to be accepting of situations you cannot change. Some of you will be making more concrete choices such as changing location or job or relationship. Others will need to work on changing your attitudes and choosing joy and inspiration rather than misery. If you tend towards being victimized in life, this is perhaps the biggest opportunity you have for making a choice to change that.


Relationships are a sticky area because all of them are influenced by choices. The work here this month is to accept the choices you have made with regards to all of your relationships and also to accept all the choices that have been made by others. Practice making choices that are right for you, and practice choosing forgiveness and neutrality whenever you can.

Especially challenging this month will be to accept the choices of others in your life that you cannot change. It is important to also accept that everything that happens to someone else, no matter how it looks to you, is ultimately their CHOICE. So take responsibility for your life and see everything that has happened as your CHOICE on some level. This is empowering and will always put you in the driver’s seat of being proactive in your life instead of a passive observer.


Interacting with your environment this month can be enlightening and powerful. We recommend that you CHOOSE to be accepting of however your natural environment chooses to show up. If it is a sunny day, you are choosing a sunny day. If it is windy, you choose wind. If it is raining, you choose the rain. You accept whatever is.

In your personal environment, you accept your past choices and if you need to, you make new ones, changing your personal environment by upgrading something or even moving location. Beauty is very important this month and we would recommend that you always actively choose beauty every day. In making that choice you will become aware of anything that is NOT beauty and be inspired to change it by making a different choice.

Look for more movement this month in both the natural environment as well as in your own personal environment.


Choices here will require commitment. Perhaps you have put off being proactive in this area. Perhaps you have been waiting for right timing. Perhaps you have been confused about what the next step for you is in managing your health and your physical body. Perhaps you have listened to too many “experts” and have given some of your power away in being responsible for your own health.

Whatever your situation is, this month will support a reboot on your health provided you can be accepting of what is current and see it as a choice. The next step is to be proactive and to make a committed choice around your health and physical well-being. Don’t leave it to someone else. You can receive support but ultimately your health is your responsibility. If you have felt victimized around your health, this is the month to turn that around by eradicating blame and taking full responsibility. Make a choice every day to experience as much well-being as you can. Remember that many baby steps will eventually get you to the top of the mountain.


The influence of the month supports “just do it already”. If you have been waffling around a choice out of fear, this is the month to “go for it”. As long as it is in alignment with where your heart wants to go and not just an intellectual rationalization of what you think you ought to do, you can’t really fail. If it doesn’t work out, you can always make another choice. Always see your experiences as opportunities to grow, to be empowered and to experience life.

It is time to “get off the couch” and stop talking about what your intentions are and to actually take action in the direction of manifesting them. The month supports the first steps in creating what you want. But you first have to make a committed choice, which means no back door.

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary + learn more about power days of the month + more wisdom tips!

March 2014—A Time for Commitments, Not for “Wait and See”

Friday, February 28th, 2014

commitments and warrior waysThis is a month of putting yourself 100% behind your choices and commitments.

The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Visit their website to get the complete monthly forecast that includes power days of the month is http://www.thepowerpath.com

March 2014 is about setting new rules, weeding out what doesn’t work, being disciplined about what it takes to manifest your intentions, and doing your work.

It is about taking all of the grand dreams and goals and grounding them into a practical “to do” list that you follow even when you don’t feel like it.

This month you will see what you are made of and you will be inspired by your ability to persevere and take action. How you handle this month will set you up for managing any challenges that may come your way in the future. There will be opportunities to handle more power and to be resolved in your choices and commitments. It will be critical to anchor your commitments in your heart and to be clear from that perspective about what you are willing to get behind and what you are not willing to put any more energy into.

In the aftermath of the RELEASE theme of February, there is a lot of emotional, psychological and energetic debris floating around that has nowhere to go. All of this debris needs to either be cleaned up and disposed of, or integrated in a way that serves a new direction and new dreams. Practicality has its benefits this month as well as paying attention to the details and keeping track of your discipline.

(You can get help with this on our monthly support Mp3)

Take the grand vision and pull it back so you can see what you can fully commit to in the moment and make a practical action plan full of attainable baby steps:

If you want to lose weight, what can you commit to every day that is part of your discipline?

If you want to get into shape what are your daily commitments to help you in that goal?

If you want to succeed in a new business, what are the attainable steps you can commit to every day?

If you want a better living situation what can you do now every day to move towards manifesting that?

There is “waiting for and allowing right timing”, and then there is such a thing as showing the universe that you are ready for that right timing to show up. It is called commitment. When you have commitment, there is no back door, there is no turning back and there is no ambivalence or condition under which you will proceed or not proceed.  Until you are committed there is always a chance to change your mind.

Some of you are masters at keeping everything just in that place of “not quite there”. This is due to the fear of being trapped or the fear of failing once committed. What is actually true is that there is great freedom once you commit to something. Commitment allows you to release the ambivalence and resistance that takes so much emotional and psychological energy, and it gives the universe something to work with. Commitments are rewarded, ambivalence is not.

There is a part of commitment that supports the cycle of completion. Once you have released your energy behind something you have committed to, it is on a trajectory towards a goal. You need to give this energy a chance to land where it is destined. If you keep yanking it back, you will end up with many incomplete actions and lots of loose ends.

It will also be crucial to stay out of depression, lethargy and denial this month. This is a time for action, not for “wait and see”. We’ve been waiting long enough and now it is the time to commit to what you really want, from your heart, not your mind. So what are you waiting for? The mind is the trap that will try and sabotage your actions. Listen instead to what your heart says you should be committed to.

(You can get help with this on our monthly support Mp3)

How the month shows up


This month you will face your fears, face your resistance, face your procrastination and face your doubts. You will struggle and argue with your mind about why you can’t or shouldn’t. It is the mind that will try and drive you into despair while the heart cheers you on. There is great personal growth and evolution possible this month as you get to know yourself even better.

It will require guts and trust for some of your commitments but you will never know how the universe will support them unless you go for it, make your committed choices and close all the back doors. This month is perfect for really doing what you said you wanted to do. Make an action plan for your commitments and be disciplined about it. This is the month to show up and to do your work even when you don’t feel like it. If you do, you will be rewarded.


This is a big area. What relationships are you committed to keeping and nurturing and what relationships are you not interested in putting any more energy into? One commitment that would benefit all is the commitment to improve your relationship with yourself and to be committed to improving the relationships you are already committed to. If these relationships need more time, commit more time. If they need more support, commit more support. If you commit, you give them what they need. This of course includes the relationship with yourself.

This month we may see some relationships being dissolved because the commitment is not there and some relationships coming up for review. This is also a good month to revisit working with energy leaks especially with regards to relationships. When you commit to something, you should expect to get out what you put in. It should end up being satisfying and fulfilling in some way.


Commitment here is with regards to your personal environment and especially for those dreams of living somewhere else or changing the work or home environment for something better and more suitable. The back door here is always, “ I will change when… or if…..” .

When you have words like “when, if, and some day”, they do not communicate a true commitment. If you are truly committed to changing your environment, there is always an action plan that can be put into place that will ground your dream and give you a daily discipline to work from. Remember that a million baby steps will take you up the mountain to the top.

The greater environment can also teach us a great deal about commitment. All you have to do is observe any natural phenomena to see that an act of nature is 100% committed. When a raindrop is released from the cloud, it does not change its mind midstream and go back. We should all learn from nature in this way.


The body is still reeling from the releases of February and some of you are working through really old and deep patterns. It always takes the body some time to catch up to energetic shifts and changes.  If you are one of these people, honor the process and commit to doing whatever it takes to support the change that your body has made a sacrifice for.

This month is supported by the masculine; the third chakra, and lessons around your will, stamina and resolve. Challenges around digestion, the adrenals, the diaphragm and the lymph may be up. Increase your circulation through getting enough exercise. If you feel sluggish both physically and energetically, take action, any action, through movement and it will help.


This is a powerful month for projects and any business endeavor that requires a commitment. It has been a tricky time for investments and to figure out what project is worth committing to and what project is not. Partnerships have also come with their challenges as people are changing and growing and evolving sometimes beyond what they originally committed to.

It’s OK to change your mind and to dissolve a partnership or bail on a project as long as the end is honored and the commitment to dissolve it is final. What that means is taking care of any feelings of regret, failure, disappointment and anything else that may keep the energy hooked. It is important to commit to being irrevocable in the dissolving as well as to neutralize any lingering attitudes that are negative or feel unresolved.

Even if you start something new with the same partners, it is important to completely end what was before.

Committing fully to a project or any endeavor is where you will really see results this month.

The universe will certainly reward you by delivering something tangible your way that will acknowledge your commitments.

The Power of Forgiveness To Boost Your Happiness and Energy Quickly

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

forgiveness of self and othersThe act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh.

Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns.

Forgiveness does not mean that you condone the bad behavior nor does it mean that you accept that the insult be repeated. Forgiveness merely takes the charge off and neutralizes it so it does not drain your energy anymore.  (Click on link at the end of this post for a free online course on forgiveness).

From a shamanic perspective, forgiveness is a frequency, not the emotion that accompanies the act of forgiveness.  When we forgive, we can feel an incredibly sense of relief or cry tears of happiness, but the emotion is not the forgiveness. Forgiveness is a choice we make.

The act of forgiveness raises our frequency, our energy. It’s one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal!

Take a moment to recall an experience where someone insulted you.  Chances are that whenever you think of that situation you feel bad.  This is what shamans refer to as an “energy leak” because disturbing emotions drain our energy.  If our energy leaks continue, we only harm ourselves.  We need sufficient energy in order to be healthy, happy and to manifest!

When you recall such an experience that makes you feel bad, ask yourself, “Do I want to continue to give that person the power to control me and deplete my energy?”  At any moment, you can choose to forgive and free yourself of burdens that rob you of happiness and freedom!

Imagine how you will feel when you no longer allow that person to drain your energy.   Think of the relief you will experience when you finally experience forgiveness.  You eliminate a huge energy leak that keeps you stuck.

The purpose of life is to gain experiences, make choices, learn from choices and acquire wisdom and understanding. Forgiveness is a self empowering technique—a healing process that enables us to repair damage to our energy bodies. This includes the damage and energy drain that comes from mental complexes, heavy emotions and attachments.

Forgiveness is one of the most powerful tools we have to raise our frequency and spiritually evolve.

I invite you to watch a free 4 part video series on forgiveness.  You’ll hear amazing forgiveness stories that will positively lift your heart!

January 2014 Wisdom + Empowerment Tips–Get Ready! Get Set!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

The theme for January 2014 is GET READY, GET SET….

This month starts out with a rare New Moon on January 1, the first of two new moons this month. January 2014 is a month of getting all your ducks in a row in preparation for the times to come. It is a good beginning to the year of the Warrior (see trends 2014 for more info/ link here). The Warrior energy bursts forth as a desire for organization, “to do” lists, and focus. There is great satisfaction in clearing, cleaning, setting new intentions and getting things back on track.

The visual is that of a track star at the start line getting ready for the race. The athlete is mentally prepared, physically prepared and hopefully emotionally prepared as well. They are as ready as they can be after training and preparing for months, which may have included losing weight, revising their diet, and making their physical preparation a priority in their lives. They would have been incredibly disciplined about focusing on their goals. And now they are just waiting for the gun to go off giving them a signal to go and give it their full throttle.

The waiting and anticipation at the start when you are totally ready can be challenge. It is a pregnant moment that is waiting for action. This is what we may experience this month and patience will be required in those pregnant moments when everything seems set up and ready to go and still there is a delay or a hesitation before the energy is released.

The tension created by the hesitation can cause irritation and impatience and even doubt as you may question the validity or the rightness of what you are doing or intending to do. Be patient and keep clearing and organizing the mundane aspects of your life. This is a month where focusing on your foundation is essential. Look at what you may be procrastinating and get caught up.

The inspiration of what could be is pulling our focus forward, but the tasks that have been piling up are holding us back. Do not resist, just get organized and get to work. It is a great month for “to do lists” that can be rewritten daily as tasks are crossed off.

Are you prepared? Are you ready? If you were to leave this planet today, are all your affairs in order?

The opportunity this month is to get things done and to become more organized than you have ever been.

There is also a great opportunity to finally eliminate old projects, clutter and energy that have weighed you down. You have a chance to establish a new set of priorities and rules and intentions for yourself as well as to create some new healthy habits that should include raising the quality of your life.

Your daily question to yourself should be, “Am I ready for anything?”
Your daily mantra, “I am ready for anything!”

The challenge this month is in not allowing impatience, despair, judgment, irritation, grumpiness and overwhelm get to you. If you feel overwhelmed, take baby steps. If you feel despairing, focus on prayer, beauty and gratitude. If you feel irritated and impatient, remind yourself to be patient and to trust the timing of the universe, as it is usually perfect. Be accepting rather than judgmental, and focus on the mundane tasks. Eliminate energy leaks and choose to be around a higher frequency of energy and inspiration.

How the month shows up:


This month you may face the challenge of personal disappointments, or you may be inspired by your accomplishments and how much you manage to get done. Disappointment comes when there is attachment to how and when things manifest. Take some time at the beginning of the month to reevaluate your priorities and eliminate anything that does not help you be as prepared for anything as you could be.

The question is, “What are you preparing for?” This is an unknown as to how the future will manifest, but the preparation is always for something new and better to come into our lives, a new paradigm, a new perception, a new frequency. We do not yet know how it will manifest, but if we are encumbered by all of our excess baggage (physical, emotional and psychological) we will certainly not be able to take advantage of it.

The main thing this month is not to get discouraged by the enormity and the complexity of what no longer serves us. Just begin to focus on eliminating slowly and getting ready in baby steps, putting one foot in front of the other and never losing sight of your goals.


This is a great month to gather your support, your true support. If a relationship does not support you in some way, you may need to reevaluate it. There is also an opportunity to work on allowing yourself to receive more support through relationships than you have ever allowed yourself to do in the past.

In this warrior year, certain aspects of relationships will be important: loyalty, teamwork, cooperation, and satisfaction in accomplishing tasks and completing projects collectively. This month also requires you taking some personal time, giving you the freedom to focus on your tasks in your own time. It is important also to feel that you have the freedom to make your own choices about what works for you and what does not. This could affect some of your relationships especially partnerships where goals may be slightly different. Be flexible and accepting and give others the freedom to express what they need to without taking anything personally.


You can get your own environment ready for anything by upgrading where you can and making the necessary changes. Some upgrades may be small and insignificant and some may be large and based on big decisions. Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.  Eliminate clutter as much as possible.

In terms of the greater environment and what is not in your immediate control, be ready and prepared for anything to occur. This has been a theme for some time now. Being flexible and unattached to plans and goals, as affected by the environment, is critical to being ready for anything.

If the outside temperature should suddenly be extreme either high or low, are you prepared?

If a natural phenomenon should occur making travel impossible or cutting off all communication, are you prepared?

This is not just physical preparation but mental, emotional and psychological as well. Examine your belief systems and your comfort level around change. Contemplate what you take for granted and ponder how it may be if it were radically different. Even just imagining a very different experience can prepare you somewhat should there ever be a dramatic change affecting your whole life.


For most of us, this is definitely an area that can use some better preparation, focus and discipline. You have a great opportunity for shifting your beliefs and anchoring some new intentions about how you want to feel in terms of your physical well-being. The intention has to come first (see the monthly support Mp3/link here) followed by your goals and disciplined resolutions. Your well-being is as much about your attitude around what is possible as it is about your actions.

Take advantage of the New Year with its new energy and be inspired about changing how you perceive what is possible. Do not listen to the little voice that says you can’t. Allow the voice that says, “Yes, you can” to be heard above all others.

Physical challenges this month could be around stiff joints, digestion and energy levels.

Some days you may be rearing to go and other days you may feel like staying in bed. With less energy, go slower; with more, take on a bigger task. Be patient, be disciplined, and be focused. Don’t set goals you cannot achieve. Be grateful for what you do have and for how your body supports you.


This is a month to refine and rework current projects and to shuffle or restructure partnerships and other aspects of your business. This is not necessarily the greatest month for any expansion or the launching of a large new project. However this is a perfect time for anything that needs completion or clean up. Tie up any loose ends whether around communication, finances, or decisions that have to be made.
This is a good time for any business to set goals for the next year. Last years accomplishments should be honored and any new goals should consider what should not be carried over that no longer serves. The question should be asked, “Is this business ready for anything? Are we flexible? What are we attached to? What are our greater intentions and goals?”

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website is http://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary for January 2014 + learn more about the power days of the month to help you make the most of the month!

Why Its Powerful To Celebrate Goals You Achieved & Those You Did Not!

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

As the year comes  to a close, many of us take time to reflect back on the year… on the goals and dreams we set for ourselves.

This time of reflection can feel good and…. for some, it can also feel not so good …as in ”I should have accomplished more”  or… “Where did the year go (sigh)?”

As we reflect on the year, it’s easy to focus on goals that we did not achieve rather than those we did achieve.  That’s because the mind tends to process much more readily what did not work out rather than process what manifested.

Way too often, we miss seeing the bigger picture, with all its magnificence, when we just focus on the goal itself.

The bigger picture reveals itself when we take time to reflect on the personal lessons we learned as we moved towards a goal. It’s not only about achieving heart-felt goals but also experiencing personal growth along the way.

Why Its Powerful To Celebrate Goals You Achieved & Those You Did Not!

By celebrating and honoring goals you achieved & those you did not achieve, you empower yourself. “One goalregardless if you achieved it or not …can yield many hidden treasures.”– @shamanic wisdom

Review the year with gratitude, compassion, self-love and a desire to learn your deepest, personal lessons.  This will help you discover those hidden gifts.

Let’s say you had a specific goal to be in a serious relationship, but it hasn’t yet happened.  It’s still important to celebrate the accomplishments you did have around that goal. Did you learn to love yourself more?  To have more compassion? To be a better listener?  The personal growth you achieved as a result of setting that goal will help prepare you for realizing your dream–in this example a happy, intimate relationship.

Without a doubt, our triumphs and perceived failures ALL help us grow personally, professionally and spiritually.

Each life lesson that we grasp and appreciate benefits all facets of our lives—our emotional well being, health, relationships …and spirituality.

Here are 2 steps you can take to find hidden treasures as you review the year.

  1. Ask powerful questions.
  2. Journal about the insights you get from asking power questions.

If you don’t journal, I highly recommend you start journaling in the new year.

Journaling is a powerful method of getting to know yourself at a deeper level.

A few power questions you can ask yourself:

“What things happened in my life this year that left a mark—that had a significant impact on my life?”

“What did that event_____ teach me?”  “How did I grow emotionally, spiritually, intellectually because of it?”  ”What successes did I have surrounding my goal?”

“How did that event affect my relationships, my finances, my health and overall well being?”


“What am I most thankful for in my relationships, finances, health…?”

It’s helpful to break down the questions into specific areas of your life because it helps trigger memories and insights.

When you take time to go within and ask powerful questions, you get the lessons you need to learn.

Personally, I like to also dedicate a few pages at the front of my journal to summarize important things that happened each month. I write about important insights I had, important people I met, and breakthroughs I had in various areas of my life.  Sometimes I have just a handful of bullet points for a month, and other times I can fill up a page with bullet points.

I like to do monthly summaries because I get to step back and see the whole year at a glance. It helps to remind me of important things that happened for me in the year.  Each month, for me, has a theme.

So as the year comes to a close, take time to honor yourself and your personal achievements on all levels!  This will help you start the year out strong—with a Warrior’s Spirit!

A Few Insights to Share About 2014!

And now I want to share a few quotes from Lena Stevens, who many of you know because of the monthly commentaries that I post on my blog.

“The New Moon is Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 4:14 Mountain Standard Time.

We start 2014 off with a powerful New Moon that is perfect for anchoring your intentions and setting goals for the next year. This is a super moon that harnesses the Warrior year with a good blast of focus and the inspiration to make a healthy “to do” list.

We recommend setting some boundaries around with whom and where you spend your time during this New Year and New Moon time. Don’t waste it on trying to please others or getting embroiled in something that does not serve you. Instead use this opportunity to launch your year in the best way possible. January is about getting all your ducks in a row and being in readiness for whatever is coming down the pike.

If you feel scattered and chaotic and don’t really know what to do with yourself, clean something out like your refrigerator or your closet or some preciously neglected part of your home or office space.

The end of one year and the beginning of another is always a good time to clear and make space for something new. Be inspired by all the possibilities this year will bring! Inspire yourself with beauty and find joy in the simple things that you love and enjoy! Be in gratitude!…”

I wish you deep happiness, wisdom, prosperity and inner peace in the new year!


P.S.  Be sure to watch out for the upcoming January commentary that I’ll be posting on the blog.  You’ll find some excellent help on the mp3 audios that Lena offers for just a few dollars!

December 2013–A Time For Adjusting and Creating Optimism for New Year

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

creating optimismThe theme for December 2013 is Adjustment and Realigning your life in a way that works better for you—a powerful time to make changes and build optimism for the new year.

It is about modifying, correcting, removing, adding, clarifying, accommodating, altering, revising and rectifying anything that needs adjustment based on YOUR TRUTH. It is about making small alterations and fine-tuning your intentions and action plans and paying attention to what is working and what is not. It is about moving everything into a better fit.

Truth is a key word and one that will be following us into the New Year. It is not so much the intellectual calculation of the mind as it is the intuitive truth of the heart. There is nothing like a bit of mental chaos and confusion (also an aspect of this month) to refocus us on our hearts and find the real truth of what needs fine tuning and adjusting at this time.

For some of you it will be in the area of where you spend your time, with whom, and on what. For others it will be focused more on the internal process of defining who you are and who you are not. There will be many opportunities to make little choices, some of them spontaneous decisions in the moment that end up revising your plans. There is also the opportunity to redefine and adjust longer-range intentions and dreams based on what you have digested from recent events and choices you have made. Some of you are still reeling from the re-sets going back a couple of months. It is important to allow for a time of real assimilation and integration especially of major changes. The adjustment and revision focus this month can serve to support this process.

So what may need ADJUSTMENT?

  • What you believe you can have
  • What you believe you are worth
  • What you believe about others, what supports you, the world as a positive or negative place
  • Your attitudes of skepticism, judgment, negativity, cynicism
  • Fears, security and trust issues
  • Bids for power, are they too small and limited, or too big and unattainable?
  • How you show up in your relationships
  • How good (or not) you feel about yourself
  • Your disciplines around practices, health and well-being
  • Your attachments to the way things ought to be and how people ought to behave
  • Your attachments to old dreams
  • Your attachments to new dreams
  • Your attachments to stuff that really needs to go

The main thing to embrace about working with the energy of December is that it is OK and even necessary to revise, adjust and modify anything that does not feel right or that has been decided upon for the wrong reasons. This is your chance to access your truth and to have the courage to correct, alter and put things right.  In the end, your inner work will help you have more optimism for the new year.

December is always a bit of a transition month. New influences coming for 2014 are now sliding in over the existing ones we have been working with and learning from this year. The winter solstice is a powerful time to regroup and shift from the past to the future, embracing the change that the natural cycle of the seasons so well supports.

One of the main adjustments to be made as we navigate into 2014 is towards more positivity and optimism for the future. This will become increasingly important in holding the container for influences and events of the coming year in a way that can be the most supportive. So now is a good time to start this process.


  • To discover the real truth where needed and make adjustments based on that truth
  • To connect more deeply with your intuition that will be guiding the discovery of that truth
  • To assimilate, integrate and digest the wisdom, choices, changes and upgrades of the past few months.
  • To continue healing your past through embracing and accepting and adjusting your life according to your emotional truth.
  • To realign yourself with spirit and set yourself on the right track moving forward


Note: to get help with the challenges, we recommend our monthly support Mp3 (link here) (One of the rewards of inner work  is to create more optimism for the future).

  • Self-Deprecation and Martyrdom
  • Attachments to obsessions, worries, the past, your suffering, drama, and the fixing or what you cannot fix
  • Getting lost in the chaos and confusion of your mind clouding the truth of your heart
  • Procrastination of what you know you need to do
  • Irritability towards yourself and others when things are NOT in alignment
  • Distractions that keep you from your healthy practices
  • Feeling unsupported and overwhelmed by the enormity of the task
  • How the month shows up:


This is a great month to put you first. There is liberation in giving yourself permission to be at the head of the line but there may also be challenges and discomfort in facing some of the truths that come up. Deep healing of old emotional issues and elimination of negative imprinting is also on the to do list this month giving you an opportunity for accelerated personal growth.

The best advice is to pay attention, put one foot in front of the other and just notice with neutrality what spirit is showing you and how you are creating the lessons that you need. If you are paying attention, what needs adjusting will become obvious. However, if you are allowing yourself to be greatly distracted by drama and the machinations of the false personality (the “challenges” list) you may be derailed by chaos and confusion and spend most of your time irritable and depressed. It’s up to YOU..

So keep your eye on your goal of inner truth and ask spirit to guide you when you need it. (this MP3 can help you build optimism for the new year (link here)


It is truth time in relationships. The adjustments based on deeper truth will be in the areas of time, commitment, compatibility, giving and receiving, eliminating or adding, altering the nature of, cutting off or bringing closer.

The main relationship to focus on this month is your relationship with yourself. Bringing your relationship with self into better alignment with spirit and allowing for adjustments in what you say yes or no to will set you up well for this next year where we will have a focus on relationships.

You always need to begin with relationship with self. This includes giving your self more time with the things and people and experiences that you hold as a priority. This is a good month to reevaluate some of those priorities and remedy anything that is out of the order that you want.


This month we focus on the personal environment and what you need to do if anything about making adjustments. What is important to you? What do you not have enough of? Beauty? Healthy support? Companionship? Community? Is there too much chaos? Too much stuff?

How good are you at adjustment and attachment when the greater environment, as in climate, weather and energies beyond your control, appears uncooperative or challenging forcing you to make changes in your plans?

How can you adjust your environment to be a better fit with your essence self and to support you in your truth? Maybe you need better boundaries, maybe more space, maybe privacy, and maybe partnership. It will be different for everyone. But if you can work on adjusting your personal environment and your relationship with the greater environment you will come into more harmony and balance.


Focus on telling the truth about your relationship with your body, your health and your well-being. Forgive yourself and become neutral about any issues that still hold a charge. Make adjustments to your routines and how you support your body and your health.

Watch for flu, colds, congestion, fatigue, digestive problems and aches in the joints. Most of this will be due to the process of assimilation and the integration of lessons as well as the elimination of old emotional baggage. Remember that the body has to process in its own way what you are revising and modifying in your life. So pay attention to the body and its needs and try to support it through its points of challenge this month. (Remember your body needs to be strong and energized to help you maintain optimism for the new year. )


Beware of letting chaos and confusion take over. In a project, when there is no clarity and you feel on the brink of spiraling down into negative thoughts and behaviors, step back and take a break. Reset yourself using on of your many tools and practices. And then re enter the scene.

This is not a good month to force anything that is not flowing easily but it is a good month to make adjustments that very clearly need to be made. Be practical about your finances but at the same time take a risk into an expansion if your inner truth gives you a green light. Miracles can happen in the abundance arena as long as everything else in your life is in balance and alignment with spirit.

In preparation for 2014 become aware of the truth of what you need to eliminate as a poverty consciousness and an old program of limitation and small thinking. There is no need to leap into anything that will trigger your security needs and bring into fear of survival. But there is a need to adjust the way you perceive what is possible.  (Expanding your perception is key to creating optimism for the new year).

In forging new partnerships or bringing anyone into a container for project or business make sure they are on the same page. Otherwise you may be held back.

May this month bring you many gifts to lift your spirit and much optimism for the new year!

NOTE:  The Monthly support Mp3 this month can be listened to more than once and even once a day if desired. It has several very useful processes to help you stay on track and make the most of what is available this month. December’s Mp3 will include working with ways you can get to the truth of something confusing as well as helping you in your fine-tuning process. (link here)

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The author of this commentary, Lena Stevens, is the co-founder of an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and wisdom.  Lena Stevens has co-authored books with Jose Stevens, Ph.D., such as Secrets of Shamanism:Tapping the Spirit Power Within You. Their website ishttp://www.thepowerpath.com

Click here to read her FULL commentary & learn more about the power days of the month to help you make the most of the month and build optimism for new year!