BIG final week of 2017

This final week of 2017 was a big one for me and my loved ones.  It was full of big joy, big sorrow, big worry and big celebrations of life.  What a momentous way to conclude this crazy year.

I’m thankful to have hosted our family for a memorable, merry and meaningful Christmas Day at our home.  We always share such love and fun together. This year was somehow extra special with our hearts so open and real. That Presence truly is the best gift of all, BIG time!

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Two days after Christmas, I cherished throwing a jubilant 60th birthday for our dear friend Lynn. We all contributed joy, fun, food and immense friendship. Hearing her say, “Best birthday EVER!!” made us elated. What a BIG milestone and BIG moment to share!

The very next day, I was thankful that I could be at the hospital sitting alongside a dear loved one while another dear loved one was in a big, long surgery.  Thankfully, we could visit in the ICU hours later, and we knew with relief that caring, dedicated healing professionals were there and so were so many devoted loving family members, near and far. That loved one continues making excellent progress over these past few days. THAT is a BIG relief!

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And the very next day, Friday, December 29th, our family was deeply saddened and yet blessed to celebrate the life of our 26 year old cousin who left the earth, way too young, just twelve days prior. His celebration of life brought his large family Together to honor him and to honor the Life we share.

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Tonight as this immense year of 2017 transforms into the new possibilities that 2018 will bring, our home is again full…..with love and friendship.  Lauren Claire is hosting a large group of friends for New Year’s Eve.  They are making a big Korean food feast together and then enjoying games, music, dance and festive New Year revelry.  BIG FUN!

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My love and I are appreciating the merriment and thankful to share our evening together with a few of our own friends here as well. IMG_4689

May you savor a gentle, loving and appreciative beginning to this new year.

With much love, DeAnne, Brian and Lauren Claire

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Honoring the REBEL Woman

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Today marks one year since Carrie Fisher transitioned to another galaxy far far away..

I simply wanted to honor that transition and to express once again the profound impact her portrayal of the REBEL Woman, Princess Leia, had upon so many girls and women, across generations.

Carrie Fisher portrayed a heroine’s journey that imprinted on my own young life. In a predominantly masculine world, she was an irrepressibly strong, feisty, female presence.

I married my own Han Solo and am forever happy that I did. This truly IS our line to one another now….. “I love you.” “I know.” ❤️

This video is a wonderful tribute to the power of this REBEL Woman. Given that our family are huge Star Wars fans across generations, I know many that can appreciate this.
https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/videos/1482546135130316/?hc_ref=ARQw-USPpfz_NEJyUwh1mA7ZbLYVDjaHb90qm-rm8Sh05bXxE3D-sXF7MN2fYtgBIzs&pnref=story

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And May the Force Be With You……Always.

Giving Voice to Our Hearts

Today, as so many give voice to their hearts…. following the tragic event in our Las Vegas community one week ago, I’ll be honoring this day with quiet family time and then experiencing Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” in Las Vegas at The Smith Center……

Realizing the symbolic connections associated with the mermaid, I was reminded of a meaningful message that author Margaret Starbird (“Goddess in the Gospels”) offered to me in February 2014 after I shared that I purchased this exquisite artwork “Lovers at Dolphin Bay” (Magdalene and Yeshua) by Sheranda Ann Kumara.

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The work of these women offers much sacred confirmation to the visions I’ve received, experiences I have been blessed to have and the messages of my own heart. Thank you both.

Here is that message Margaret Starbird offered. (As I type that, I am in awe once again at her last name and the significance inherent in that as well….. Star~bird, a cosmic messenger…)
Margaret Starbird: “An essay I wrote years ago about the Little Mermaid Archetype is posted here if you are interested:

http://members.tripod.com/~ramon_k_jusino/littlemermaid.html Also, please see my website: http://www.margaretstarbird.net ‘Sacred Union in Christianity'”

Oh yes… I was interested and I still am… Please go read her article there. The correlations  about many deeper messages within the story of “The Little Mermaid” are profound.  May we each reclaim our voice……

The Divine Feminine energies of love and collaboration are truly emerging in hearts all around and those energies are finding clearer balance and greater union with the Masculine energies of power, assertiveness and more… May the two dance as one in beloved union all the more, within hearts around our world.

There is more offered here on my Facebook cover photo featuring “The Lovers At Dolphin Bay.”

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I’ve nestled some precious, sacred, personal insights and experiences there…. May the beauty of some of this bring a soothing balm to hearts and souls right now. For now, I begin with my own.

Feeling so very many connections right now and knowing that many love-infused revelations are and will be aRising….

Love is here….breaking open in hearts all over this valley and all over our beautiful planet.

So Much Love……… to …… and IN…..You All,
I see you. I love you, DeAnneSO MUCH LOVE

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Dancing in the flames

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Do you see her?

Dancing in the flames,
on fire with her self possession and sacred purpose….

Tonight in the dark hours before tomorrow’s total solar eclipse I am sitting beneath the stars in soulful solitude with the fire, as rain drops gently caress me, and I saw this amazing moment transpire. I feel the truth of it pulsing through me.

Dance BeLoveds! 🔥🎶♥️ Dance!!

Happy 25th “First Date” Anniversary

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Happy 25th “First Date” Anniversary to my guy and I 🌀 (8-14-1992 to 8-14-2017) ❤️

I can still vividly remember when he arrived to pick me up for our very first date. I opened the door to see him wearing a purple cowboy shirt with blue polka dots on it. He smirked pointing to his shirt and said, “I’m taking a walk on the wild side.” Brian didn’t fathom then how right he was, nor did I. 😆

It’s been a wonderful and sometimes wild ride together. May 22, 2018 will be our 25th wedding anniversary. Today, I’m smiling savoring the memories of that special first date 25 years ago today. Our Mexican dinner and western dancing was terrific. It marked many more years of that kind of spicy fun. This photograph was us one month after that first date.  The loving connection was apparent already.  This poster  was displayed at our western wedding reception. Thank you for our wonderful first date Brian and for all the many days and dates since. Love you babe. 💋

Let The River Run

“There is a River flowing now very fast… Know the river has its destination…
The Elders say WE must let go of the Shore, push off toward the middle of the River, keep OUR eyes open, and our heads above the water… See who is there with YOU and CELEBRATE.”…..~ Hopi Elders

The lyrics of Carly Simon’s song “Let the River Run” are a gorgeous accompaniment to this Hopi prophecy and a source of profound encouragement at this time of so much upheaval and Shift in our country and around the world….. “Let the dreamers wake the nation.”
We most certainly live in “interesting times” as the old expression goes… Let us FLOW with the River of new paradigm possibility. Change is coming….
Let’s dream it awake, Together. So Much Love, DeAnne

“We’re coming to the edge,

running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.
Let the river run,
let all the dreamers
wake the nation.
Come, the New Jerusalem.
Silver cities rise,
the morning lights
the streets that meet them,
and sirens call them on
with a song.
It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.
We the great and small
stand on a star
and blaze a trail of desire
through the dark’ning dawn.
It’s asking for the taking.
Come run with me now,
the sky is the color of blue
you’ve never even seen
in the eyes of your lover.
Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.
It’s asking for the taking.
Trembling, shaking.
Oh, my heart is aching.
We’re coming to the edge,
running on the water,
coming through the fog,
your sons and daughters.
Let the river run,
let all the dreamers
wake the nation.

Come, the New Jerusalem.”

 

Written by Carly E. Simon • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, Fox Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management US, LLC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv-0mmVnxPA
LISTEN and watch Carly Simon perform the song for “Working Girl” in this version of the official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cv-0mmVnxPA

Clearing & Healing, Chaos & Creativity

The clearing away of the old to make way for the new has definitely been happening for me……on both the home and heart front…. (amidst all that is happening in our world.)

Last week, I traversed a powerhouse series of emotional healing experiences. Talk about doing some deep inner healing and clearing work, lifetimes worth in fact. Seriously, lifetimes worth.

I’m honestly still assimilating it all.   I could feel deep deep layers moving through me and knew to seek out some assistance. That led to a profound bodywork session and a cascade of multilayered connections, emotional clearings and greater awareness for me ~ before, during and after that session.. Those insights and that energy are still assimilating… My soul definitely took the lead to show me what I needed.  There was so much that I’d been juggling for so very long. For the first time in my life, I allowed it to fully drop… I let go…. Inner constriction from trying to protect loved ones had even become an unknown hernia in my body. During my healing session, I suddenly felt as if I’d swallowed a heavy rock. The pain in my upper abdomen was suddenly acute. When that happened, my modern-day shaman soul friends and energy-healing colleagues focused in on that area.  They physically and energetically helped release the energy in my body as I emotionally and physically surrendered it.  Together, we actually unraveled and shifted the hernia within the final minutes of my hour session. That part was a briefly, acutely painful process but incredibly purposeful. My body is without any pain in that area, and now my body is starting to give me a knowing little ‘tell’ right there whenever I begin to take on the emotional energy of someone else.  I’ll definitely continue being aware and attuned to this. So yeah, last week had some very….very…deep healing and clearing.

This week provided another type of clearing process for me to move through.  My “cellular” phone and computer both began having issues. I had to shift things around and eventually seek out tech support. My iCloud back ups weren’t working properly. My phone was powering off randomly, and both devices were completely full of photos. I had to go through a clearing and ordering process to get them both working properly again. Now, after several days of archiving thousands of photos and spontaneously organizing numerous documents  from years of writing, I can honestly see the benefits of why my mobile phone went wonky and my computer hard drive began flashing me incessant “full” signs… Those tech glitches were practical and energetic prompts for me to have to go through this other clearing, organizing and honing process on a practical and creative front.

Both me and my creative tools have needed some clearing and reorganizing in this first month of this new year. The fine tuning continues there. (wink, wink)

I recognize that this recent creative reorganization process has allowed me to see all the photographic and written material that I’d already created in recent years, along with all the relationships and experiences I am blessed to have co-created.

It’s all together been one of those ‘life reviews’ while living.  Now, I have an affirming sense of “Yes…I’ve been doing THIS all along…..” I have been on my own unique path and building (inner and outer) foundations for what is to come…even when I wasn’t feeling certain that I was doing anything.

AHhhhhhh…. CHAOS is part of the CREATIVE process
….and as we breathe through those moments, clear the heaviness, do our inner work, practice trust, believe in our process, continue creating and keep working at it, we do come into the eventual streamlining times of realizations arising and creations made manifest..
Chaos & Creativity….. Clearing the old and Making way for the new….This is certainly a year for all of these energies….In my own little ah-ha moment here, I feel as if I am having a tiny validating peak behind creation’s current for the moment. Perspective on my own lil’ life is giving me a renewed faith in the entire process of life. Here’s to THAT!!

WE ….. are Home

Those beautiful moments infused with inspired alignment are ones I cherish.
I just experienced one of them…… img_9784

Sitting by the fire on this rainy Sunday morning, with my loving husband drifting into a relaxed nap, I am deep in appreciative contemplation.   I, like so many today, am pondering the momentous experience of participating in the historic Women’s March.

As an incredible flood of moments fill my heart and images around the world fill my mind, these words sang out across our “Home.” They came from the stereo of the young woman who is my daughter. With passion and pure spirit, I heard her clear voice singing along while in the shower. Precious chills and a knowing thankfulness move through me…..

We, my family and so many in our circles of connection, are home…. in our hearts and in a unity of spirit. We know we’re not alone. My faith in so much possibility and in humanity is pulsing today.

This morning, witnessing the outpouring of love in action and expression around the world…. I sing this too:
“Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home
Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home
Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home”
Sung by Phillip Phillips
Written by Andrew Pearson, Greg Holden
• Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Cypmp
Watch Phillip Phillips original video of “Home” via this link:

BE YOU. BE RAW. BE REAL. BE ALIVE. BE THE LOVE

There has always been something tantalizingly soul affirming when I experience a beautiful real or raw moment expressed by someone who has often been emotionally constricted, vulnerably challenged or afraid to be seen as the depth that they are….

I came into this world attuned to this and sweetly aware to invite these moments of aliveness and truth out in others.

There’s no more fulfilling YES To LIFE moment than that. I’m grateful to have shared these soul glimpse moments, from my grandfather as a toddler, to parents, uncles and family members, to dear friends, to so many other precious children, men and women whom I have known.

BE YOU. BE RAW. BE REAL. BE ALIVE. BE THE LOVE that you uniquely are and ENLIVEN THIS WORLD!!!

I see you. I feel you, and it IS tantalizingly soul affirming….for us ALL. BE YOU.
xoxo ~ Love you, DeAnne

PS: This photograph is of the soulful little person I was with my beloved Uncle Jim in 1971. I feel blessed to have experienced special moments with each of my family members, friends and blessed souls who have crossed my path in life for a moment or much longer. Life is a magical journey. Let’s embrace it and BE THE LOVE.

May WE…..REMEMBER

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This year’s Veteran’s Day 🇺🇸 has deep feelings and grief moving through in waves. There is Remembrance…. and there are prayers for resurrection of union in the hearts of the people of the United States of America. My tears are genuine for so many reasons ~ personal, historical, national and global.
May we REMEMBER Service, Courage, Community, Love and Honor….in our lives, throughout our nation and throughout our world.