Notes Along the Way… my blogs

You’re invited to join me as I write about the things touching my spirit.

Talking to Energy

Using Appreciation to Ignite Change

Our emotions are more present and fully engaged around the missing pieces of our life puzzle because they are familiar. We have carried these missing pieces in our pockets and conscious thoughts for many spirit miles. We know their shape and color. We’re aware...

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Use Today

I’m inclined to look for the grand gesture, the leap, or the howl from the mountain top. Yet manifesting dreams more often happens with little steps. Remembering one, small thing that defines my heart’s desire and letting it become a priority today will connect me to...

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There’s Superpower in Relaxation

Releasing Our Superpower     Relaxation is a skill to be nurtured, explored, and understood. It doesn’t automatically happen when we quit working. It’s often confused with that moment we head for the sofa and anything on television....

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Knowing the Outcome

To know the outcome of a desire means you are relying on what you already know.True change comes in colors you have never imagined. Let your imagination sparkle with possibilities.Ask for “whatever serves my spirit”.Focus on the feelings you want to...

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Quantum Thinking

Change our life using Quantum Thinking.It will turn your usual and familiar Newton Thinking upside-down and inside-out.It will celebrate, invite, unfold, excite, intrigue, encourage, and empower. Quantum...

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Be Bold!

Old Maggie’s voice washed over Elizabeth as she continued listening to the crone.“Our intuition guides. It brings those who are uncertain into the compan of those who havelearned to heed their inner wisdom. It opens one’s eyes to a destination of...

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Seeing Each Choice As An Energy

Everything is energy.We know that but we’re often unaware of it when we’re making decisions. And yet, seeing each choice as a kind of energy can empower us.To say “yes” might feel like the energy of a dripping faucet.To say “no”...

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Star-Struck Reality Shifts

When we create changes in the energy field, we get to usedreamy fantasy,energy insights,and joyful desire.These are powerful forces to collapse a wave of potential into star-struck reality...

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What We “Need”

What we “need” is a powerful force in creating our reality.It’s more powerful than our wishes, desires, and wants. Because we hold what we need with the kind of strong, sustained emotionnecessary to create a pattern of energy that cancollapse a wave...

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Creating Synchronicity

In the energy field, you have the power to create synchronicity any time you want. Feel the joy, surprise, and perfect fit connecting with the very person who can be part of igniting your desire.Have fun seeing possibilities.Be persistent and...

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Talking Forward

When we start seeing new possibilities,we have a lifetime of experiences to draw from.Most often,we instinctively remember moments from the past that were affected by childhood wounds.We see patterns of defeat, loss, disempowerment. To overcome those old energy...

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New Curves and Corners

When we invite changes in our life,we can be sure our familiar path will shift with new curves and corners.Choices guide our final destination.Awareness is our compass. With each choice, we get to ask, “What am I teaching myself about this change?” Am I...

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Scattered and Unsettled

The next time your energy feels scattered and unsettled, celebrate!You are in an energy shift. Feel yourself flowing through a portal toward the new reality you are seeking.Remind yourself to see with new eyes. This is the time to notice how your inner world and outer...

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Wonderful

Being practical and realistic are sure sure signs of building our future with beliefs from our past.When it comes to creating a reality shift with energy, it’s highly over-rated! If we want to change what we are experiencing, we need to us what feels...

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Our Future

It’s true that our future will be a reflection of our current feelings/thoughts/beliefs.And that can feel more frustrating than encouraging.It’s challenging to consciously create the life you want! To create a future with more reasons to smile, remember to...

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Our Beliefs Are Energy

Everything is energy.Including our beliefs.Our beliefs grow like leaves on our tree of life, giving it shape and color.Showing the world how welook. In our seasons of change, we are asked to shed old beliefs to make room for new growth.We are asked to stand in the...

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Guiding Your Choices

Apologizing about what you don’t do but believe you should do scatters your energy! Trust that your inner wisdom is guiding your choices.Recognize that you are doing what celebrates your spirit.Allow yourself to focus on what feels best for you.Experience the...

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Energy is Constantly Communicating

When we use our everyday thoughts, we tap into 7 bits of information from the ocean of energy around us. When we directly communicate with energy, we are connecting to 40 billion bits of insights. By its very nature, energy is constantly communicating with...

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Peaking Around the Corner

When you open a door to a new experience in your life,you don’t have to walk through it.You get to peak around the corner.Take small steps.See if you’ve found something that speaks to your soul. You’re not aksing yourself to jump off a cliff into the...

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Smiles

We are inclined to think of smiles as responses. They seem to bubble up when our five senses are tickled or emergy as a thought, feeling, or belief pleases us. In creating changes using energy, we can call on our smiles. They can be flashlights in foggy moments....

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Look at What You Are Being and Doing

  “My evolution in shoes preceded and foretold my spiritual evolution and healing.” An insight from Maggie as she made changes using energy. Look at what you are being and doing to see where you are going...

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Any Step Will Do

On the path we travel toward our dream, our resolve will be challenged. We will bump into resistance. Recognizing this is an energy we created to keep our world small and safe it the first step in keeping ourselves moving forward. Then we can encourage ourselves to...

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All of Our Feelings

Our emotions are energy. Every one of them flows through us at all times, ready to give us information about what we are experiencing. Rather than seeking only “good” feelings, we are served by making friends with all our feelings.They guide us.Empower our...

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Be Discerning With Your Energy

Be discerning in how much energy you share each day. Greet the evening with enough energy to nurture your sleep with inspiring and magnificent dreams that can give you insights into your feeling and...

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“The Next”

“We each let go of what we thought we never could and experienced ‘the next’ in ways few might imagine possible.” Barry By its very nature, every is constantly talking to you. It has the information you need to connect deeply and delightfully...

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Sexual Abuse Insights

Seeing What We Know

Never doubt the power of pinochle-playing time. I have come to depend on it taking me to healing insights. I’m rarely disappointed. During my healing journey, a partner once hit me with two excellent questions: ”What do we do when we know we have a big, deeply...

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Talking to Save a Child

As my dog looked up from our morning cuddle and saw her shadow, I felt the Universe give me a gift of insight. This is what it feels like to carry trauma memories… dark images skirting around the edges of your sunshine. She barked at the scary shadow...

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Confusion

Learning about life in a cauldron of childhood sexual abuse leaves survivors with simmering confusion. Many of our impressions and beliefs about ourselves were born in psychological chaos. We arrived at adulthood too wise and achingly innocent. We began traveling down...

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Why Didn’t Abby Tell Someone?

I hear the question, “Why didn’t Abby tell someone?” and I’m struck by how profoundly disconnected we become as passing years take us away from our childhood. I don’t recall one conversation in my grade school classroom on the play...

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You Find the Secrets Deep Inside

My first memory of childhood sexual abuse blew my world into a million fragments. I was 42 and felt like everything I knew about my life was now scattered at my feet like pieces of a puzzle that needed to be put back together again. As I clung to “Courage to...

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Going to Feelings

Every moment of our childhood abuse asked us to manage the incomprehensible. Without personal power, we had to withstand what shamed, frightened, hurt, confused, and sometimes threatened our lives. One tool most survivors used was shutting down their feelings. After...

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Can’t Stand the Pain, Leave

In the ordinary events of life, I didn’t know my mind had the amazing ability to protect me. That understanding came to me during my healing journey from childhood sexual abuse. And it brought a conflict.   I moved through motherhood not knowing parts of my youth were...

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Princess Chelan

No matter how whole we appear to others, survivors of trauma memories know it’s an illusion. We feel our shadow-self. When we look in the mirror, it obscures what others see. Compliments and praise are swallowed by the abused child’s shame before the adult can taste...

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Road to Recovery

The road to recovery becomes paved with insights over time. The journey begins in the deep, dark, and intimidating forests of our experience where no path is visible. Finding our way to the sunny meadows of our lives is a daunting adventure of self-empowerment, but we...

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It Doesn’t ‘Just Go Away’

There is a moment in our healing journey when our denial crumbles and we realize our experience and its continued effects on us won’t “just go away”. That’s our breakthrough moment. It’s the sun coming out to warm the seeds of hope so they can grow our personal garden...

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Memories Revealing Themselves

An ordinary memory sits like a photograph in a family album. It’s always available to visit by thumbing through the album. A trauma memory is not pasted in the photo album. It’s relegated to the attics of our mind to be stored in the unconscious. Dissociation happens...

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Six Years Old and No One Listens

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse are bound to bump into the howling, painful recognition of being alone in their experience. There was no protection… no soft, understanding place to go when they needed it the most. In healing, this realization opens the door to...

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Healing Process

Healing from childhood sexual abuse felt like a cavalcade of challenges, obstacles, rewards, insights, emotions, and the incomprehensible. Though every survivor can recognize this landscape, each of us has our own experience. For me, this journey of courage asks that...

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Anger

Anger was a challenging, elusive, frightening emotion for me during healing. Growing up, I had witnessed it blowing up without apparent reason. I had seen it used to terrify, abuse, and cower. It had soaked into the fabric of my family until it dampened even the...

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Releasing Guilt

Guilt isn’t the child of logic or reason. It’s not easily dislodged with information. This invasive adversary grew like a vine during my childhood sexual abuse and had a second spurt of growth in my active healing years. As I did the courageous work of going back into...

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I’m More Than My Abuse

It takes Superman courage and Wonder Woman determination to embrace healing the wounds of childhood sexual abuse. That choice comes with change. And though there are compelling reasons to invite this renewal, we are also inclined to hold on dearly to whatever...

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My Sea of Black Tears

I was sure the tears that knew everything about my childhood sexual abuse would carry me out to sea. I couldn’t imagine it was possible to wade in the emotions asking me to cry. The pain was too deep. Betrayal was too agonizing. Guilt, confusion, and fear were...

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The Other Side of Healing

If I had a magic wand, I would wave away the very natural and usual resistance we have about healing from our childhood sexual abuse. I know how it can hold us down while trying to make us feel steady, but I also know the gifts that come with each step we take. When...

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Empowered, Self Aware Choices

In the exploding, imploding, lonely moments of our childhood abuse, our sense of feeling safe in the world was mortally wounded. Yet our resilient spirit helped us survive by conjuring ways we could take action to protect ourselves in the future. These ready responses...

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Personal Spirit and Childhood Sexual Abuse

In our childhood abuse, we learned to place our focus on our abusers. Living with constant uncertainty, we watched their moods to gauge our reactions. Faced with the physical and emotional pain they created, their feelings became more important than ours. We turned...

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The Power of Changes

Childhood sexual abuse pulls us into a dimension beyond our capacity to comprehend. Though we find our way back to the everyday world and often appear ‘normal’, we are branded by an ominous sensation of being followed by our experience. Some of us feel a darkness...

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Healing… How Long Does It Take?

Healing from our childhood sexual abuse calls to us from a old gate on the side of the road we’ve been traveling. The path on the other side of gate is overgrown with memories we’ve dissociated or tried to ignore. The unmapped landscape beyond is heavy with stormy...

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Releasing Shame

I’m convinced we can’t escape our childhood sexual abuse without shame. It sticks to us no matter how much we achieve and in spite of loving relationships. This disempowering feeling is one of the big challenges in healing… which means it also holds some of our...

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Gifts of Healing

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse often feel tremendous resistance to stepping onto the path of active healing. The dragons of our experience feel too large and overwhelming even when we are told we will find incredible, empowering, joy-filled, peaceful days on the...

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What is My Truth?

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse recently shared the struggle she feels between what her heart and head tell her. She asked if I had that experience. Absolutely! And leaving this tug and pull behind is surely one of the empowering gifts of healing from our trauma....

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Empowering Tears

For survivors, the past is a landscape of memories and feelings we want to avoid. Though there are moments of nostalgia scattered through those days, we have to tread lightly so we don’t consciously bump into reminders of our childhood sexual abuse. Avoiding tears is...

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Courage of New Choices

We do it so often… and so well. We think understanding why someone abused us diminishes its effect on us. This is a disempowering web for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Though it gives us the comfort of not upsetting other people, excusing our abuser because we...

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Courage to Change Our Relationships

The lessons we learn as children shape our choices many years later. For those who experienced childhood sexual abuse, this influence was ramped up and tied to our sense of survival. We left home armed with the same instinctive responses that helped us manage the...

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Self Awareness and Choices

Childhood sexual abuse severely diminishes self awareness. Ask a survivor what others need from them and you will get an instantaneous, perceptive, clear listing. We are tuned into this as though our life depended on it. And it often did. This ability to know what...

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