“The Invitation” by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

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The Invitation
By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
And if you dare to dream of meeting
Your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
For love, for your dream,
For the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
If you have been opened by life’s betrayals,
Or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain,
Mine or your own,
Without moving
To hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy,
Mine or your own,
If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
Without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true.
I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself,
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
I want to know if you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see beauty
Even when it is not pretty every day,
And if you can source your own life
From its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure,
Yours and mine,
And still stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair,
Weary and bruised to the bone,
And do what needs to be done for the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you are, how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
In the center of the fire with me
And not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
From the inside
When all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
With yourself,
And if you truly like the company you keep
In the empty moments.

For more on the origin and writer of the inspiring poem, click here.

Caroline Myss on The Wounded Healer Archetype

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All Empaths Have The Wounded Healer Archetype.

“The [wounded] healer is someone who has been broken, so that they could be open. So that the people who come to them are treated with the soul instead of the mind – [they know that] pain is not just theory, it has to be felt. …You are the Wounded Healer when you have gone through the experience of needing to heal yourself.” – Caroline Myss, PhD

Wounds You Must Endure as The Wounded Healer:

  1. Betrayal
  2. Isolation
  3. Rape (Physical, Emotional, Energetic, Death of Loved Ones)
  4. Relationships – Misunderstanding and Rejection
  5. You As the Wound-Giver
  6. Unforgiveness and Vengefulness

Surviving and enduring these wounds transform and initiate the Wounded Healer – when seen through, this is the true path of the Shaman. You are the only one who can bring back and translate the healing knowledge you receive from these wounds or “Dark Gifts.”

Do you have the Wounded Healer Archetype?

If you believe so, make sure you are connected to Divine Love so that you do not “fall on your sword” in the end as Dr. Myss explains at the end of the above video.

Recognize that Grace – Spirit, Source, The Energy – is the healing force that flows through you, rather than your ego. Our wounds can make us want to shake our stick and say “I deserve credit because I survived that!”

Quiet your mind, my Lightworker friend.

Give thanks for the honor of witnessing the healing. In you, your clients and your community.


Love and light,



All Lightworkers Are Empaths

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Did you know that all Lightworkers are Empaths?

It’s true.

If you are a spiritual or holistic caregiver, counselor or therapist, you need to know that:

  1. You are a Lightworker

  2. You are an Empath


Energywork for Empaths 101 Retreat at The Dojo


It’s essential that you learn how to take care of yourself so that you can continue to help people from a space of abundance, rather than being drained by what you do or who you help.

The above video is a great introduction to what is an Empath, if you are one, and how you need to learn to manage this gift.

That’s why I’ll be leading a retreat this month “Energywork for Empaths 101″ to teach fundamental grounding, cleansing and healing techniques.

Sign up for this retreat instantly online by clicking here!

Global Meditation for Peace

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So excited and humbled to unite right now with hundreds of thousands of people in a global peace meditation through the tremendous connecting gift of the internet, what Deepak Chopra so eloquently calls the “visual expression of the Akashic Record.”

May all beings know peace.


Love and light,



Energywork for Empaths 101 Retreat

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Energywork for Empaths 101

Sunday, August 31st at 10:00am

Find yourself sensing, and even absorbing, the emotions, pains, and moods of others more and more?

Do large crowds or stressful environments drain you and leave you feeling irritable?

Tired of your health and wellbeing constantly being derailed by your circumstances?


If so, then you’re an Empath. And you need to come to this retreat.

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Frustration Is A Gift?

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Frustration Is A Gift?

Here and there, do you feel that you life just not what you envisioned it would be at this point?

Is there someone who keeps draining you emotionally – such as your child or partner – and you feel like you can’t do anything?

Finding it difficult to feel heard at home, work or elsewhere when you try to speak up for yourself – or perhaps you’re even afraid to open up at all?

light in my darkness
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