Monday, September 8, 2014

Dear Friends~

Thank you for following Echoes From the Universe over the years. I have enjoyed posting quotes and artwork that are meaningful to me and mirror topics and issues I hear in sessions. I believe that we are evolving together as a collective of souls having human experiences, and I am grateful for the energy and love each of you has shared with me.

I will no longer be posting on this blog as I turn my attention towards a new project called Cosmic Confessional: Adventures of an Accidental Psychic. Here's the link:

I trust that you will enjoy reading it as much as I have enjoyed writing it!

And if you'd like to check out my other blogs, here they are:

Down the Aisle: Notes From the Mother of the Bride (17 posts)

Mystic Squirrel (23 posts)

Fortune's Cookie (12 posts)

Always with Love and Appreciation~

Friday, August 29, 2014

If a patient is focused on illness then they are inadvertently bringing more illness to them through the law of attraction. On the other hand, if the patient focuses on producing health and removes all notion of illness from their thoughts and feelings, then through the law of attraction they must produce health. If there was no healing power within us, nothing could be healed. 

~Rhonda Byrne

Monday, August 25, 2014

Child of mine, I will never do for you that which I know you can do for yourself. I will never rob you of an opportunity to show yourself your ability and talent. I will see you at all times as the capable, effective, powerful creator that you've come forth to be. And I will stand back as your most avid cheerleading section. But I will not do for you that which you have intended to do for yourself. Anything you need from me, ask. I'm always here to complement or assist. I am here to encourage your growth, not to justify my experience through you. 


Saturday, August 23, 2014

How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.

So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.

~Ranier Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The world today does not understand, in either man or woman, the need to be alone.

How inexplicable it seems. Anything else will be accepted as a better excuse. If one sets aside time for a business appointment, a trip to the hairdresser, a social engagement or a shopping expedition, that time is accepted as inviolable. But if one says: I cannot come because that is my hour to be alone, one is considered rude, egotistical or strange.

What a commentary on our civilization, when being alone is considered suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it–like a secret vice!

Actually these are the most important times in one’s life—when one is alone. Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone. The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray.

~Anne Morrow Lindberg

Monday, August 11, 2014

To ensure misery, strive to achieve perfection in all that you do.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.

~Albert Camus

Friday, August 1, 2014

Above all, the only thing you have to heal is the present thought. Get that right and the whole picture will change into one of harmony and joy.

~Eckhart Tolle

Monday, July 28, 2014

The law of attraction has no favorites. For every person on the planet, the law of attraction receives the dominant thoughts of the person, materializes them, and sends them back to the person. Whether for a queen, a president, a celebrity, a homeless person, or you and me - each of us gets whatever we consistently think about. 

~Rhonda Byrne

Saturday, July 26, 2014

No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. 

~Elie Wiesel

Friday, July 25, 2014

Your difficulty is equal to your resistance.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All loss is a doorway. All pain is an entrance. All suffering is a gate. The Universe is large enough to hold my pain and comfort me. I am small enough to be held and cherished, rocked and soothed. I am large enough to hold compassion, large enough to hold peace. I am united with all through my suffering and through my joy. I connect to my emotions and I connect to others through their emotions. I am both the mountain and the cloud. Circumstances vary, situations change, but I remain rooted in the soil of God. The Universe consoles me and makes me whole.

~Julia Cameron

Monday, July 21, 2014

Many around you want to point out "reality" to you. They say, "Face the facts. Look at what-is." And we say to you, if you are able to see only what-is—then, by Law of Attraction, you will create only more of what-is…You must be able to put your thoughts beyond what-is in order to attract something different or something more. 

~ Abraham-Hicks

Friday, July 18, 2014

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, 
to enact gratitude is generous and noble, 
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.

~Johannes A. Gaertner

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

What in your life is calling you?

When all the noise is silenced,
The meetings adjourned...
The lists laid aside,
And the Wild Iris blooms
By itself
In the dark forest...

What still pulls on your soul?


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It is possible to be happy and joyful most of the time. You just have to look at little children and see their natural joy. You may say that little children are free and don't have anything to worry about, but you are free too! You are free to choose worry, or to choose joy, and whatever you choose will attract more of it. Worry attracts more worry. Joy attracts more joy.

~From The Secret Daily Teachings by Rhonda Byrne

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Spiritual progress is like detoxification. Things have to come up in order to be released. Once we have asked to be healed, then our unhealed places are forced to the surface.

~ Marianne Williamson

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sometimes the motivation to help others may be an extension of a deep desire to heal a wounded part of ourselves.

Some people seem called to help others, often from very early on in their childhoods, responding to the needs of family members, strangers, or animals with a selflessness that is impressive. Often, these people appear to have very few needs of their own, and the focus of their lives is on rescuing, helping, and healing others. While there are a few people who are truly able to sustain this completely giving lifestyle, the vast majority has needs that lie beneath the surface, unmet and often unseen. In these cases, their motivation to help others may be an extension of a deep desire to heal a wounded part of themselves that is starving for the kind of love and attention they dole out to those around them on a daily basis. For any number of reasons, they are unable to give themselves the love they need and so they give it to others. This does not mean that they are not meant to be helping others, but it does mean that they would do well to turn some of that helping energy within.

One problem with the rescuer model is that the individual can get stuck in the role, always living in crisis mode at the expense of inner peace and personal growth. Until the person resolves their own inner dramas, they play them out in their relationships with others, drawn to those who need them and often unable to acknowledge their own needs or get them met. In the worst-case scenario, they enable the other person’s dilemma by not knowing when to stop playing the rescuer and allow the person to figure it out on their own. However, if the rescuer finds the strength to turn within and face the needy aspects of their own psyche, he or she can become a model of empowerment and a true source of healing in the world.

Some signs that you or someone you love may need to rescue the rescuer within are inner burnout from overgiving; underlying resentment; an inability to admit to having needs of one’s own; and an unwillingness to be vulnerable. Help comes when we allow ourselves to admit we need it, acknowledging our humanity and our wholeness by acknowledging our pain. The understanding we gain in the process will naturally inform and inspire our ability to help those in need to do the same.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself. If you do, it will take you where you need to go, but more important it will teach you a kindness of rhythm in your journey.

~John O'Donohue

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

There are those, however, that are not frightened of grief: dropping deep into the sorrow, they find therein a necessary elixir to the numbness. When they encounter one another, when they press their foreheads against the bark of a centuries-old tree...their eyes well with tears that fall easily to the ground. The soil needs this water. Grief is but a gate, and our tears a kind of key opening a place of wonder thats been locked away. Suddenly we notice a sustaining resonance between the drumming heart within our chest and the pulse rising from the ground. 

~David Abram
art by Kelly Louise Judd