No Offense to the Irish ~ But I Won’t Be Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

How could I?

Green is a nice color. One of my favorite in fact. Mint green is a very soothing color. I’ve been discussing it’s positive energy healing properties lately on the Lightgrid website with others who pray for the planet and it’s people every single day.

Irish folks are interesting and they have a lovely isle.

But St. Patrick! Hmmmm.

How could I possibly celebrate the death and removing from their natural habitat so magnificent a creature as the snake? I simply can not.

They are misunderstood.


They are feared.


They are evil.


They are wonderful creatures with many benefits both practically and in an esoteric or metaphysical way.

From a practical perspective, they keep down the rodent population. If you’ve lived on a farm or out in the country somewhere, you know how quickly rodents can multiply. They carry disease and are quite detrimental to the health of humans.

I have to admit, they are a little creepy and a bit scary at times.

I was talking to my mom on a portable phone one day. I went outside to get something. Just as I came around the corner of my house and was about to step down, I felt some resistance under my foot.  I looked down and discovered my foot was touching the top of the head of a 6-foot long bull snake. (They look a lot like a rattler).

Well. I obviously didn’t step down. The snake looked at me. I looked at it. I said “Hello” in a very surprised voice. We were both fairly startled. I guess the bull snake was a bit too startled because I never saw it again. It used to live in a hole behind my house. Twice I got full-length skins after it shed. And the whole time I lived in New Mexico, I never saw rattlers on my property. They steer clear of bull snakes. So, the bull snake had been a wanted friend.

Whenever I see snakes ~ even on TV ~ I have dreams that night about them. They are one of my totem animals ~ my spirit guide, helper animals. They represent Kundalini rising and many other things.  Egyptian Pharaohs wore a head ornament that had the head of a snake positioned right at the third eye ~ representing fully awakened Kundalini. That means enlightenment. If you’ve ever experienced Kundalini rising, you know how powerful that can be.

Ancient cultures often show goddesses holding snakes. And the snakes aren’t dead.

I’ve had two lucid dream/visions about going through what I will call a snake initiation.

In one, I was bitten by a snake. The venue began to spread throughout my body. I could feel it moving from the original location of the bite, and slowly spreading all throughout my body. Instead of being a terrible thing. It was actually quite euphoric. It felt fabulous, wonderful, magnificent.

Not that I’d go out and try to find a snake to bite me in normal reality. But the energy of it is very powerful and transformational. Like working with violet flame, or kundalini, or the energetics I work with every day with Dancing Dolphin Essences for healing and transformation.

The other snake vision was a full initiation in what I would guess to be some sort of Egyptian-type mystery school.  I had apparently gone through all my lessons, mastered whatever I needed to master, and was facing my final test. I was wearing a beautiful goddess type dress. It was a square room. Steps lead down from the door. All the way around the room there was a walkway or ledge. People, teachers, other initiates (I’m guessing), were standing on the edge looking down.

I descended the stairs. In the center of the room at this lower level was a king cobra. My job, which I had to do literally risking my life, was come up to the snake and kiss it on top of its head.

Just like the time I did an actual fire walk, there is this feeling of knowing you can. There is no fear. You simply drop your brainwaves into a certain level (a trance-like state ~ which is as easy for me as breathing). You don’t think. You simply trust and move with the moment.

I descended the stairs and stood still as the cobra rose up to full height – which meant looking me straight in the eye. It was a huge snake.

Anyway, if anyone around the ledge had even moved, sneezed, made a sound of any kind, I was dead. Just like that. So, I had to trust them. I had to trust myself. I had to trust the snake.

As we stared each other down, I began to move closer. I don’t remember the actual details, or how long it took, but the snake did lower its head for me to kiss and I was now a full initiate.

Not sure why that is important to share, but snakes are very important creatures.

I used to attend workshops at Heart of the Goddess near Philadelphia. I took a class on snake medicine one afternoon. We saw image after image of female goddess statues holding snakes. We learned that snakes are the perfect teachers in the right use of energy. They never waste any. They stay coiled up until they are ready to strike. And when they do that, it is with great power and speed. Fascinating to observe. Then we put a snake around our shoulders and held it. I’ve still got a photo of me with it somewhere.

If you want to know more about animal medicine, check out Animal Speak by Ted Andrews.

So, snakes are friends to be treated with respect. I don’t know much about St. Patrick. But driving the snakes out of Ireland isn’t something I can celebrate in good conscience.

Here’s to all God’s creatures. May they each be blessed ~ with safety, with respect, with shelter and food for themselves and their children.

Have a truly glorious and deLightful day,
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Listen to Your Inner Guidance ~ It KNOWS What It’s Talking About


I just got off the phone with a guy who just returned from Japan.

His guides had indicated to him that he needed to purchase a BioElectric Shield before he left for this trip to Japan recently. He ordered it from me and jumping through a few hoops, we were able to get it to him in time to have it before his flight.

He had no idea what he and his friends were about to face while there. Staying in a 40-floor hotel that was swaying from the earthquake was no fun. Luckily everyone is O.K. and he is now safely back home in the states.

I remember my guides giving me the same kind of advice.

The moment I saw a picture of a BioElectric Shield in a magazine, I instantly KNEW I had to have one. I was so thrilled when it arrived. I put it on and instantly relaxed. It felt like all my muscles had been clinched for years. I was working in a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant with electronics, computers, and stress everywhere.

I’ve had one on ever since.

You can find out more about the BioElectric Shield at

Have a glorious day,
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Keeping It Legal

There are many “rules” when operating a website, blog, or even sending out emails for advertising.

Some can get you into real legal hot water.

Others can get you banned from sending emails ever again to anyone with an email address at aol, hotmail, and other big email services. Depending on who makes up your email list, that can mean hundreds, even thousands, of people you could no longer send messages to.

Having a privacy policy and terms of service pages on your site is not only encouraged,  but it is one of the factors Google looks for in evaluating your site.

This is a great service I use when setting up my personal sites and those of my clients.

It is a Terms of Use generator and Privacy Policy generator, both available from LegalRiver.

On their home page, across their top navigation bar, you will find the word Tools. Click it and you will see the generators. Just fill them out and then copy the text it generates into new pages on your site. Typically the links for these 2 pages are placed at the bottom of the page.

When I work with clients, I make sure they are aware of all the rules and regulations regarding what can and can not on their site and with email marketing. The rules are often changing, so I keep them updated about doing things the right way to stay out of legal trouble and enjoy their presence online.

Have a deLightful day,

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Nature and Artificial Chemicals Have Never Been a Good Mix

Round Up? Hmmm – if it kills all the so-called “bad” stuff, what else does it do? I began wondering that as soon as it hit the market.

Growth hormone and antibiotics injected into animals for human consumption. Also fed genetically modified feed. What’s the human body to do with all that?

A very interesting video about big business and news distortion:

Video about Monsanto and Fox News

And this sound advice about how to eat and be more healthy by an 11-year-old:

11 Year Old Speaks Out About Eating Healthy

What you do with this information is up to you. I encourage you to use it as food for thought.


Japanese Devestation ~ Is Mother Nature Sending a Message?

For months I’ve followed the events of a group of Environmental Activists in a small village in northern Japan. They are connected to the movie, The Cove, about the dolphin slaughter that goes on there day after day.

A group of villagers force a pod of dolphins into the cove and then kill them. It is heartwrenching. I’ve not been able to force myself to watch the movie. I’ve seen some interviews and video clips, but no drawn out footage of dolphins being killed and blood everywhere. I just can’t watch that.

I received word today that the people at the cove, who call themselves The Cove Guardians, are all O.K. after the earthquake and tsunami. They lost their cars and are hungry and cold. But they all survived.

So did the cove area. But not the dolphins. At least 24 that were trapped in Taiji in a sea pen have died.

This is a very moving article by one of the Cove Guardians. He describes what it was like to be there during the time of the earthquake:

Sea Shepherd is also out there sometimes blocking the whaling fleets.