The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.
– Albert Einstein
Prayer and Meditation
There are many types and forms of prayer.
One definition of Prayer is turning our attention toward God Source to enter into conversation by talking, listening, or both. Intentionally connecting with the Divine Source creates and provides an ever present and available sacred space of trust, comfort, naked introspection, insight, and relationship.
Silent contemplation is a deeply meditative form of prayer where you experience total solitude and communion with God Source. As you embrace Source you are embraced as the beloved and filled with unconditional love which increases your capacity to forgive everyone and experience tremendous joy and peace that carries beyond moments of tranquility and sustains you in the midst of intense difficulty and pain.
Meditation means awareness. Whatever you do with mindfulness is a meditation. Paying attention to your breath, watching children play, eating dinner; all are effectively meditation as long as the activity is free from any other distraction to the mind.
Meditation describes a state of consciousness where the mind is free of incessant noise and scattered thoughts. Meditation is a practice; a way of life. Living mindfully and consciously in the present moment is to experience life and love in its fullness.
Prayer and meditation are integrated into all Chatoyant Living services and programs.
-Powerful Simplicity: Prayer & Meditation Course-
A relaxed and non-intimidating experientially moving course designed for the person who is new to prayer and/or meditation, or for the person who has never successfully included prayer and/or meditation into their life. Gain knowledge, insight, and understanding. Basic technique instruction given that can be built upon daily.
We have intentionally kept the cost of this course as low as possible. Please contact Linda if you cannot afford the fee.
Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth, that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning; that there is always another dawn risen on mid-noon, and under every deep a lower deep opens.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Seeing Is Believing
Most of us have been taught to follow our left brain; the linear, reasoning, masculine mind. While it is of course imperative to use logic for everyday survival, it is also imperative for our future evolution and survival as a species to find balance and to know when to listen to the sensing, intuitive, feminine mind, which is our right brain. The human spirit emanates energy through feelings, thoughts, and intentions. This energy can be felt and known by those who are open and skilled in using their right brain intuition.
In essence being intuitive and to an even greater degree being psychic, means moving beyond the common five senses to utilize the sensing mind (6th sense) to process particular information in a given time and situation rather than relying solely on logic. When you have dreams regarding the future, when the phone rings and you know who is calling, when you get a feeling "out of the blue" about something or someone, you are using your psychic skills. Everyone is intuitive and psychic to the extent that they accept these abilities as normal and allow themselves to be receptive and responsive to their natural sensitivities. These sensing abilities can be seen simply as an underdeveloped part of the human "navigational compass"; a kind of natural radar, designed for intuiting what is true, sensing what is imminent, or seeing possibilities beyond the horizon.
Psychic awareness is pervasively misused and misunderstood. As a species our natural intuition and psychic abilities are largely dormant because even if they are known, most people never dare develop them. Due in large part to superstitious dogma and cultural stereotyping, many people aware of their psychic and medium abilities fear being viewed as weird or demonic, and choose to live secret closeted lives to avoid such harsh judgements and the potential for subsequent loss of relationships, jobs, and social standing.
People, who excel at using these extrasensory abilities or quite often pretend to excel, frequently fall into a metaphysical cliché which makes them appear different and perhaps more "powerful" than people with under developed skills. Realistically this is no truer than it is for someone who is a talented artist or athlete. Every "gift" is meant to be good medicine for healing; a helper for both ourselves and others. Our abilities are not meant to divide or to be used as a means to control or make another dependent. Those are the intentions of the unconscious ego which sees the world as split between good and evil, us and them, and wants only to elevate and secure the best it can for self and those it considers its own. Conscious understanding and utilization of psychic abilities go hand in hand with cultivation of ethical responsibility and integrity.
Many intuitives and psychics confuse being able to sense energy or see future events as a kind of higher spiritual awareness. But being aware of psychic energy is not the same as being spiritually awake. In fact, confusing psychic ability with higher spirituality can become a barrier to spiritual awakening and development, which may be an underlying reason that ancient cultures and religions vilified and demonized these abilities. Being psychic; having a highly developed perception that allows access to the more subtle senses and energies, is a skill and the result of an evolved mind. Spiritual awakening is like turning on the lights in a previously dark or dimly lit house. It may feel as if you are suddenly immersed in startling light illuminating what was once hidden so you see your life clearly. This often includes much heightened awareness of your disregarded psychic abilities. With this psychic awareness occurring at the same time as spiritual awakening, it is extremely easy to confuse the two. Grounding is essential, and helps stabilize the balance between the intuitive, energetically developed mind and the logical, intellectual, and philosophical mind so that we can fully develop, practice, and perfect the qualities of compassion, love, and wisdom; the quintessential spiritual aspects of our higher selves.
Your psychic skills have always been available waiting to be fine-tuned. In the same way that exercising improves muscle tone; you can develop these abilities through practice. Spiritual awareness and development provide the stability and integrity that is necessary to comprehend and use your intuition and psychic abilities in a heart-oriented way.
-Intuitive Psychic Consultation-
Perception beyond the physical... accessing the more subtle senses and translating the experience into physical understanding; Chatoyant Living consultations are designed to help you understand techniques that you can learn and practice to assist you as you become more attuned and aware of your own innate abilities while remaining grounded as you continue to develop and cultivate spiritual growth and integrity.
1 hour consultations offered.
"Nurses and other health care providers have an important role in supporting and educating the public, especially the bereaved, regarding the phenomenon of after death communication (ADC)."
-JOURNAL OF HOLISTIC NURSING, Vol. 23 No. 2, June 2005 191-207
Love Never Dies...
Westley: I told you I would always come for you. Why didn't you wait for me?
Buttercup: Well... you were dead.
Westley: Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
-The Princess Bride, A 20th Century Fox Film released in 1987 (based on a 1973 novel by William Goldman)
Death cannot stop love. Nothing you do in the future will ever change your love for the person who has died. Eventually you will begin to enjoy life again, you may find a new best friend, share common experiences with someone else, date or even marry again, you may have another child, call someone else "Nana", allow someone to be like a "second mother or father" to you, or consider someone dear to be as a brother or sister. As time passes you may or may not think of your loved one every single day. Your memory of how they looked, felt, smelled, or tasted, may eventually fade away. None of these events diminish in any way the love you have for the person who crossed over nor does it diminish the love they eternally manifest for you.
Love like life is eternal. Death is not the end of life, but rather a change in energetic form. Although fear-based religions and our superstitious society have invalidated this natural life transition and created a cultural taboo shrouded in irrational fear, After Death Communication (ADC) continues to be extremely common- even welcome among "nonbelievers". There have been over ten million people who have reported near-death experiences. 40% of Americans from all walks of life claim to have experienced some form of ADC with a loved one who has crossed over. Some research estimates that among widows those numbers rise even higher to an estimated 65%.
When our loved ones were in physical form we spoke with them by physical means. Now that they are in their new spiritual form we may speak to them by spiritual means. This form of communication can be quite fluid if we are open and amiable; however, there is never any pressure to participate. Your loved one will not demand nor ever want you to feel pressured, frightened, or intimidated. We are all unique. There is no right or wrong way. There is only freedom and acceptance.
Even if you choose not to openly communicate more subtle messages and synchronicities may be lovingly sent to you. A bird gazing at you through your window, a butterfly landing on you peacefully and unafraid, or your favorite song playing on the radio at just the perfect moment, and with these occurrences there is an accompanying stillness and tender inner awareness that this particular experience holds a kiss of loving intention.
Chatoyant Living wholeheartedly recommends our unique signature mentorship The Red Bridge Connection. This mentorship is offered with compassion, integrity, and the mindful intention of teaching you practical and intuitive methods to personally connect and participate in spirit communication with a beloved family member or friend. While you may still occasionally desire assistance in connecting with loved ones who have crossed over, this mentorship is offered to assist you in personal spiritual communication so you may avoid becoming dependent upon a medium for the long term.
If for your own personal reasons you are not interested in a mentorship and would simply like to utilize the compassionate services of a Bridgeworker (medium) at this time, we offer a limited number of individual sessions. Please contact us for availability.
"Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know." - Jeremiah 33:3
Earth, Air, Fire, Water
The 4 elements are discussed in every major religion. Empedocles Aristotle and Plato, Paracelsus, Hippocrates and Galen, Lao-tzu, Krishna and Buddha: they all studied these. The elements are found in Hinduism, which influenced the philosophy of Yoga, and we also see them in the Jungian theory of the four personality types.
It was not just the physical elements these ancients were pointing to, but to the subtle energies present on every level as well. Spiritual and psychological qualities are represented by these elements; they are each composed of matter, energy, and even consciousness.
- earth represents solidity (physical energy)
- air represents mobility (mental energy)
- fire represents temperature (spiritual energy)
- water represents fluidity (emotional energy)
-It's Elemental, My Dear-
We have become so far removed from nature, our intuitive and physical bodies, and our innate connection to all the elements. This disconnection leads to confusion and a lack of harmony.
In this Session, learn about the 4 elements as well as the Quintessential - the lesser known 5th element. Discover which elements you abuse, which you are lacking, and how to integrate all the elements into your life in a conscious way. Balance the elements and your life will reflect harmony as you experience integration, deeper connections, and greater joy.
"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one."
― John Lennon
Dreamwork / Interpretation
Most people pay little attention to their dreams. The impression in western society is that dreams are the province of psychoanalysts seeking to unlock mysteries of neuroses and psychoses. But, in fact, dreams can be very useful tools for self-discovery and everyday problem solving.
Intuitive ideas often come to us in our dreams. Are your dreams vivid? Have you ever awakened in the morning feeling like you were trying to resolve a complex problem all night? Sometimes this occurs and on and off for several weeks, then one morning you wake up with the answer on your lips! Or perhaps you wake up not knowing what the question or the answer was, but fully aware and delighted that you made an amazing albeit unknown discovery! This course offers you the opportunity to discuss your dreamlife and explore techniques to help you understand, communicate and expand your awareness through your dreams. Learn how to interpret your own dreams; unlike a dream book with standard definitions and interpretations, begin recognizing and building your own personal dream diary and library.
Personalized response to 1 dream
By Email- Interpretation sent in 2-3 days
By Phone- 2 phone (or Skype) calls 20-30 minutes each.
1st call to discuss dream.
2nd call 2-3 days later to discuss interpretation.