What Burt Goldman taught me about Quantum Jumping
In our Manifesting with Synchronicity class, we work up to advanced techniques like Quantum Jumping, which I feel so lucky to have learned from the late, great Burt Goldman.
Burt was a master of manifestation, and his Quantum Jumping technique is all about visualizing your desire and making it a reality, but visiting the alternate version of yourself who has already made this happen.
This is the power of multidimensionality.
What I love about this time of year, is that it makes me think "what if" about the alternate reality that I started spinning out of two years ago—the one that held the "Steamboat version" of me for 25 years. In that reality right now, I'd have spent the last two weeks gearing up for ski season, I'd have a few days of holiday weekend skiing under my belt, and I'd be hunkering down for a long, cold, snowy winter ahead.
When I learned the technique of Quantum Jumping, I didn't really understand multidimensionality. I didn't know I was able to tap into the power of a version of me that I didn't even know existed. But this technique helped me learn how to snowboard. It helped me master the financial abundance we dreamed up. It helped me manifest a novel idea, an online course, a new career... it helps me stay focused on the here and now, it helps me have courage in challenging situations, you see?
It's part of everything I do.
You could search the web for Quantum Jumping, and try to piece together Burt's lessons through his legacy (but without him because he made his transition into 4D in 2020!), or you could take our Manifesting With Synchronicity course and get his QJ course for free!
You get 20 years of my experience in your back pocket, urging you to jump as often as you remember to, leaping your way into the future through parallel doorways.
What could you be doing in alternate realities right now that could help you manifest the desires and dreams of your current lifetime/timeline? Does that even make sense? And if not, does it stoke your curiosity?
If so, stay tuned. We're launching a fabu new version of Manifesting With Synchronicity for the Mega Energy of 2024. Are you ready to rock it?
I know you are.
Improve Your Reality
We live in an age of media saturation, where information is abundant and easily available, everything accessible at a tap of a finger... It's easy to get swept away by the stream of negative news, to get reality mixed up, questioning between right or wrong. Traversing through gray areas have never been more challenging.
Our newsfeeds might look like the bright billboards of Times Square, dominating our social media platforms with eye-catching headlines about politics, health, business—the list goes on. Subconsciously, we become influenced by the energy they emanate and, oftentimes, that influence has fully saturated our energy fields before our brains even have the time to process the information consumed.
I came across an eye-opening video by Pam Gregory a few days ago. I'm sharing it below. It's fantastic. She says, and I paraphrase, that all the real atrocities happening in the world—war, poverty, misery, disease, death--all these unthinkable things are all expressions of low-frequency energies. Now, as I look back, many of what I've written in the past have mentioned a similar topic at hand and it goes back to what we truly are, and that is energy. We are all energy. Every single one of us are matters composed of energy with the capacity to create vibrations that both affect our own selves and the world at large.
Knowing this enables us to be better creators of our realities.
As humans in our physical forms, we are easily influenced and threatened by exterior factors, like how seasonal changes can make us sick, or how negative experiences can physically and mentally scar us. Our physical reach (effect) has restricting limits, but what many fail to discover, understand and, moreover, utilize is the power our energies contain. If things presented within screens have the ability to affect societies, why can't our energy—our vibrations—have the influence to do the same—if not, even more?
Negative media, antagonism, calamity and all other forms of low-frequency energies give us the opportunity to expand our energy fields and strengthen our vibrational force. Hone and, more importantly, share your high frequency amidst a time of lower frequencies. I can't promise that it will be easy, in fact, now more than ever is the task more challenging. But, I encourage you to start, and if you've already started, to keep going. You're on the right track.
An important thing to note, and one of the biggest takeaways from Pam, is: Consciousness is fundamental. In order to vibrate at a higher level (and in order to counter low / negative frequencies), you have to make the conscious decision to be intentional—mindful—of the energy, or energies, you want to create. Remember, energies hold great power of influence. They will influence you and others, so be intentional about it.
If you're watching news about war, for example, instead of getting swept away by the intense negativity it presents, counter that energy by switching up the station to a higher frequency of hope and peace, through sending vibrations of love and warmth to the people affected, by saying a silent prayer, practicing a daily declaration, or standing in agreement with a loved one... We're all capable of doing this, of making a change, little by little, and as we take a step back to look at the bigger picture, you'll realize how far your vibrations have travelled and how great your influence has inspired.
We are energy.
Practice makes perfect!
This conversation has been on my radar this week—what is it that makes someone successful at what they do? How does that relate to manifestation—and better said, what we can control? I.E., is success a dial that we can turn up or down? Is it a gift? Luck? Or is there a formula?
What does success depend upon? And by success, what do I mean? I mean with anything you set your mind to, be that business goals, personal goals, health goals, family goals... whatever you're striving to achieve.
I've been at this a long time. I've been to countless talks, workshops, and seminars on mindset. I've followed all the greats, read a lot of their books, and studied, attempted, and mixed up more techniques than I can list.
And for me, it all boils down to one thing.
Consistent, equal effort on both the task and yourself.
Let's break that down.
Consistency: Doing something over and over until it's second nature. If you did that with your goal—let's say your goal is weight loss—if you were consistent with eating healthy and moving your body on a daily basis, will you lose weight? Arguably, yes, but we so often hear that people don't. Where's the breakdown? Let's keep going.
Equal effort on both: That means both the task you want to achieve—the goal, and yourself. Working on the goal is paramount. You can't sit on your couch eating ice cream and expect to lose weight. But likewise, you can't eat healthy, move your body, and think negative thoughts about your body, and lose weight.
You can, however, lose weight, but thinking more about it positively than doing the do, because the mind is a powerful thing. If you visualize being your goal weight as often as you can, you eventually won't want to eat ice cream on the couch because your mind is powerful and knows the two aren't connected. You will start wanting to eat healthier and move daily.
Recently, I heard that success is directly quantifiable with your personal growth. The measure of success is a graph that parallels your inner work. Do the inner work consistently, and success will come. In adverse, don't do the work—don't find your blindspots and shine the light on them, don't correct mistakes, don't reprogram your bad programming, don't heal your wounds—and you won't see success. Or, rather, your success will dig as deep as you do.
The question I get asked most on this topic is:
How do you do that if you don't know where to start?
So, if it isn't obvious... ask yourself a few questions:
What are your weaknesses? What are your strengths?
What are you afraid of? What excites you?
What are you challenged by? What comes easy to you?
By asking both sides, you get to see where you can improve/dig deep, and where you can excel easily. Apply all of these to your goal, and you'll move the needle.
So, if your goal is losing weight, and your weakness is doughnuts, but your strength is long runs, then go for a long run every time you want a sweet thing. If you're afraid of not losing the weight, but live concerts excite you, then every time you hear yourself saying you don't think you can do this, schedule a dance session and shake it off. If you're challenged by counting calories, but technology comes easy to you, then swap the counting for an app that does that and commit to entering your macros daily so you know you're eating a balanced diet to support your changes.
Make sense? We constantly beat ourselves up for what we aren't doing. That's not going to move the needle, it's just going to make us feel worse. And eat more doughnuts.
Consistent, equal effort on both the task and yourself.
You got this.
11:11 portal and manifestation tips
Today is an extra special day for all manifesters out there. November 11, or to fellow numerology folks like me, 11:11, is more than just an angelic number combination. Today marks an open portal, and that opening allows us to create a deeper connection with our higher selves as the numbers '1111' relate to higher intuition and manifesting. To some, today can mark a new beginning, or a start of a new hobby or practice!
If you followed this week's astrological forecast, you read (and must've experienced) that we underwent plenty of changes these past couple of weeks, from entering a new season to undergoing a universal "cleansing." This week is depicted to be a little more mellow (phew), but we're still urged to be introspective, to draw from within and cultivate peace with our inner beings. Again, seasonal changes bring a lot of "stirrings," so it's important that we stabilize and find firmer footing before taking action.
What better day to calibrate than today, with the numbers also in complete alignment, we should be able to find an easier connection with our higher selves.
If you've been in the waiting room for something you want manifested into your life for a while now, it's time to completely harness your power to call forth that manifestation into your sphere—it's time to invite it in, ensuring that there's sufficient room, welcome it into your sphere like the rightful guest it deserves to be.
Our methods on manifesting vary. We all have our ways to go about it, but the key factor is bridging our intentional selves with our willing (open-minded) selves in a place of balance, peace, equilibrium. Finding that center is important. Some find it through pilates or yoga, others through some kind of personalized meditation or ritual, and some by facing a mirror or by walking in nature... Once you're there, in that place, it's time to manifest, to connect with the higher, inner self, mind free of noise and worldly nuances. It's time to maximize the energy that this day has in store for those who are ready to manifest and, if it's the right time for you, have those manifestations realized (brought into your sphere; into your reality).
Keeping in mind a manifesting method that works best for you, I've compiled a few tips to help get you into the spirit of this powerful day.
I've had a spirit guide for decades now, if you're like me in this regard, I encourage you to connect with your spirit guide today. 1111 is connected to our intuition and higher powers, therefore we are situated in a particularly good day to contact our spiritual guides, and there are a number of ways that you can do this—from writing them a letter to looking out for "light messages" and synchronicities from them.
Another simple way is through visualization, which helps speed up the manifestation. By frequently visualizing what you want manifested, your brain is getting subconsciously primed to look for ways to make those goals happen. There are many different types of visualization techniques out there, but I recommend trying "rehearsal imagery" to get started!
In especially synchronistic days like these, I try to be more in tune with myself in relation to the world around me. If you're feeling too busy or overwhelmed, perhaps it's time to take a step back, relax and reflect before making the "next big move."
The universe is always sending us signs and they often come in different forms and, more often than not, we miss them. Manifestations, like ideas, are all around us, whirling about like endless, unyielding energy currents, and we fail to get a hold of them for a myriad of reasons, like being too occupied with work, not being able to put the phone down, getting too anxious or stressed by worldly pressures, or becoming too in tune with distractions.
The bottom line is, today is a great day to connect with your higher self. That connection will be stronger than ever. So I encourage you to set aside some time today—even just a few moments—to introspect, to awaken what might've been sleeping dormant for a while, and gather the strength to manifest what belongs to your sphere. It's time to make that call.
We're in very synchronistic times, my friend. Be intentional, willing... and more importantly, be ready. Are you / Will you be? Manifestations are made real to those who are ready for them.
With opens arms,
Mind what goes in your mind.
This week, I've decided to address the "Fear Factor". I have been having this conversation more than I would like to, so I thought it was a good one to share.
Let me back up and start with a story.
When we move to Tennessee, we quickly realized that guns were a thing of normalcy. They probably were in Colorado, but not like this—not just sitting there on your belt for all the world to see.
I'm a curious human, so I ask. From what I found, the reasons for carrying a gun vary, from personal protection—whether that's from other humans or animals, to family protection, to hunting, to "just because I can" carry openly here.
In fact, once we moved up to the land full time, we realized that there might not be a single neighbor without one. To the south is a former park ranger, as National Park law enforcement, packing heat was part of her job. To the east, a former US Coast Guard chief, female. Heavily armed, including semi-automatics. Up the road, a former Florida police officer. Always armed with 2, a rifle on the side-by-side, and some kind of big-bullet pistol on his belt. Down the road, former Army, I believe. This couple had so many guns. They sold a bunch before they moved here, enough to pay for a brand new truck in cash.
So, now that I've painted the picture, having Shambhala in the middle of all that, an intentional community founded in peace and unconditional love, not carrying guns means we're the odd man out, and to them, downright negligent. And to add to our stance, our guidelines currently say no hunting, so no guns for that either.
But I still won't buy into the fear.
Being this far remote, the black bear and coyotes don't have a taste for human waste, their world is abundant, open and free. I don't see either of them knocking in my door for food.
"What about the meth heads?" I've been asked.
Here's where the fear line gets gray.
I can choose to fear the random attacks (crime or violence), that are so minimal here it's unremarkable, or I can choose to trust that I am protected, Shambhala is protected, and I can sleep soundly at night with the doors locked or unlocked, it shouldn't matter.
What would Ghandi do?
This is a question I often ask myself when I feel the fear creeping in. When someone else's beliefs overpower mine.
If I carry a gun because I'm afraid of being attacked, am I not drawing that attack to me? Am I not sending out fear ripples into the world asking the universe to prove me right?
So, this is the conversation I have been having...
We must stop the fear images when they come in. One of my early teachers taught me "cancel, cancel," meaning, erase the white board of my mind from the negativity that just crept in. That helps to do the swipe with your hand in the air.
For me, this works great for any time that I catch myself speaking a negative thought—whether that's fear, self-defacing, or judgmental.
Instead of thinking, "I'm the only one without a gun so I'm going to be the target," I choose to think "I am protected." When I catch that boundary slipping, I reinforce it with "everyone else around me has guns so 'they' will think I do, too. All those new friends are just a phone call away if I needed, and my car is fast."
But, really, even when I say those last two sentences, it feels unnecessary. I feel protected, I have always felt this way. From walking around in DC at night as a teenager, to walking home from the bar at work—in Eugene OR, Glasgow Scotland, or Steamboat CO—and most recently with a global virus, I choose no fear. I am protected.
I bubble my car, and send positive vibes to troopers (who are "always going the other way"), I hug trees and invoke the elementals. I call upon my ascended masters and ancestors. I have a strong aura and I put out a strong "don't F with me vibe."
Meth heads got nuthin' on me.
So my message is:
Choose your reality, my friend, as if your life depends on it, and mind what you allow into your mind. Be the gatekeeper of your own positive outcomes. Only then, will you feel free.
Celebrate everything, always
This week, I was in Charlotte, North Carolina, with my Juice Plus team from all around the country (and world!), learning, up-leveling, and celebrating as we do each year together... Thank you, Lauri Aigner, for bringing me into this amazing community! 💜
My biggest takeaways is CREATE COMMUNITY. It's this global community that has given me the inspiration and courage (and time freedom!) to build what we're building on Shambhala.
But what I love best is the FUN we have... And, boy oh boy, do we have fun! We even have a little video of it, it's a dopamine-booster and can be viewed here!
So, because I'm writing this from the event, I'll be brief, but here's what I want to see you do this week!
DANCE OFTEN and CAREFREE!
WEAR RED, LOUD and PROUD!
MAKE A FRIEND!
SMILE! (A lot!)
HUG OFTEN and CAREFREE!
And... Eat like your life depends on it. As many fruits and veggies as possible. If you need help with that, reach out, because after 9 years with this company, I'm more committed than ever to help everyone I meet change their health for the better!
It's just a matter of training, practice, and dedication. . .
I recently came across this image and it's too magnificent not to share.
For one, I want you all to see, that even if you don't know your gifts, they are there. I truly believe we are all lightworkers. We all chose this time to be here, to elevate, inspire, and do the work during this great transition.
It feels like a lifetime ago when I started recognizing these gifts, and while I started out as a Messenger, transmitting messages from source and very clear on receiving those messages, that gift had to be awakened in me, and once it was, I was clear, and I kept going.
I have since worked on other skills, and see a bit of myself in many of these other areas—Astral Travel, Manifestor, Ascension Guide, Lightkeeper, Way Shower, Unifier, Healer...
Just like in my career, dabbling in the variety has helped me gain clarity on my purpose, and what I've come to realize is that--shocker--I can't do it all (or be all). By focusing on my two biggest gifts, Unifying and Lightkeeping, I can be a Way Shower and Ascension Guide for humanity to awaken and shift to the next phase of our evolution.
If you're still working on what those gifts are, I suggest you sit with this list and meditate on each one, narrow it down, ask your guides, even muscle test if needed. And when one really stands out to you, begin to walk down that path. Ask for help, for signs, for guides to help you grow this skill and open your light, to let it shine and make the world a better place. Look for groups on the social networks you can tap into, look for videos to help you awaken the skills.
We need more people doing this work, now more than ever. The light is within you. Let it shine.
As they do in every forest.
This week, I built a fairy house in a mother oak, and it came to life before my eyes.
At first, I was just placing a door on a tree, but then the earth said "move me," and the rocks said, "set me aside," and the twigs said, "use me as a bridge. . ."
Before I knew it, I was landscaping and building an arc around the doorway, and then the giggling started.
The first time I heard the giggling was in Oregon, deep in the woods of one of the many trails to a waterfall in our wettest state in the union. It started like a tickle behind my ears, a tingling of energy in my body. Then, a dart of light. And a mushroom sighting. Then a cairn. The waterfall glistens with magic.
These are the signs of elemental presence. Fairies are everywhere, but they can only sparkle a glimpse into the 3rd dimension. You have to allow your 3rd eye and 6th senses to let go of the 3D and slip into the 4th.
Then you will hear the giggle. Feel the spark.
I have been working with fairies as long as I can remember, although, when I was younger, I was told it was "make believe," but now I know it wasn't. From the series that dance with me behind the log in our backyard, to the fairies that I drew in high school—some of my first artistic expressions of a talent I didn't know I had, but that they awakened in me, to the fairies that followed me from Oregon to Scotland to Colorado and, now, to Tennessee...
I have a vila ferry tattooed on my shoulder, symbolizing the freedom I felt in spreading my wings in walking away from the 9 to 5 world.
But I had never made a fairy house as of yet. So today was special, on this Fibonacci day—10-11-23. I hope they like what I created with love, joy, and childlike wonder. That's the recipe, in case you wondered.
If you build it, they will come.
Goldenrod and Jewelweed
This week, I breathed a sigh of relief as I finally got into our fields and harvested something native! These two plant allies are such magical and dainty little new friends--I've never worked with either of them before, and I'm thrilled to be spending time with just two plants over the next few weeks to get to know them.
Backing up, I dove head first into my love of plants on the farm in Oregon in 1995, swimming in the pool of knowledge that was gifted to us interns that summer, communing first hand with the plants in the gardens we were maintaining and creating. From there, I continued my quest for knowledge, mostly from books, during the next year in Oregon, and then the following year in Scotland.
When I moved to Steamboat, I brought that love with me, and early on I connected to two natural health and plant kingdom aficionados—Mary O'Brien and Karen Vale—longtime locals, brimming with knowledge they were both eager to share. So much so that many years (like 15!) later, they co-authored a wild-craft/foraging book together--Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rockies, a kickstarter of sorts that I gladly lined up among their many students and fans to support. I also want to give a shout out to Susan Mead, another very knowledgeable herbalist in Steamboat, who has also taught me much about plants and processing plant medicine throughout the years as I joined the Master Gardener collective.
But three points I'll make that I know you know:
So... time, distractions, other directions and knowledge, led me to lose touch with the deep desire I've always had, which is to know the plants around me as if they were my closest friends, to know their medicine and gifts, to know their cycles and best practices.
And this is exactly one of the top 5 things we intend for Shambhala--to have it be a place of learning to connect with nature and use nature to sustain your health, vitality, and longevity.
So, today, after a summer of having to wait to connect on a deeper level with our local flora and fauna, inspired by a post in our women's homesteading group and tapping into these two plant allies, brought up a deep remembrance and joy for me that is hard for me to put into words. Touching the flowers of goldenrod and pulling up the delicate plants of jewelweed ignited that long, dormant spark of connection to plants that we all have. It's ancestral.
Our great-grandmothers knew this plant medicine. The native peoples knelt as I knelt and harvested these same plants by a creek nearby, maybe even this creek. Brewing the jewelweed in oil and the goldenrod in vodka brought up that witchy connection to magic and alchemy—I am turning Gaia's gifts into medicine. This is sacred. This is precious. This is my calling. And what a gift that these two were already here, waiting for me. Along with mint, and mullein, plantain, cedar, burdock, chicory and so many others that are here, ready to serve our community as they were intended.
If you want to learn more about these two joyous 2nd and 3rd chakra allies, here's the video we've made for each of them, the start of many to come!
2nd Chakra: https://youtu.be/wXqdcWS-5bE?si=j4VpNGmQ-AM3AA6N
3rd Chakra: https://youtu.be/hyT8ow7i500?si=p9V0Z-LUxcNRUYtj
Take off your shoes and ground into Mother Gaia today. Your energetic roots won't regret it.
In plants we trust.
A visit from Bruce and Josie...
I was gifted a huge reminder this week in how synchronicity works, how to trust the system, allow the results, and don't judge or question the outcome.
I was at the bottom of our land by the road, receiving a delivery. The road is narrow, so a truck stopping to offload with a little forklift on the back slows down the few cars that drive by. While there, a small SUV pulling a trailer started to pass the truck, I waved him through, smiled big and said, "Good morning!" He smiled and returned the greeting and kept driving. It was an older man, with an older woman wearing a habit, and I thought, "how cute," to myself.
The delivery man and I proceeded to the top where our yurts are, and as we're offloading, I see the same car again parked about 50 yards down our road. After the delivery guy drives his little loader away, they pull up. I'm curious, but I know we're the talk of the valley with our yurts, so I smile and say "welcome!"
The man, probably in his late 60s, reminded me of my friend Vanessa's father. He had a tool belt on, and was probably 110 lbs WITH the belt, about my height or maybe not quite. He started by saying his name was Bruce and, "we were told you're establishing a community here," and then proceeded to tell me he's a master planner, and has a plan for an intentional community with 25 people, the budget and everything, and how that looks with 6 homes. He asks a lot of questions, to which I am open and forthright, smiling often, nodding more often, and same for him. We are in alignment.
He's looking for a place for his friend, Josie, and more importantly, a place for her stuff. She's probably 90, and while I can't house her, we maybe can house her shed for a while. It has to be moved from where it is, and I can maybe help with that. She listed her stuff like assets—has an old kick-sewing machine, two wood stoves, buckets of dried herbs. He also listed his skills—a background in architecture, landscaping, community development. He lost his family in 2007, and is looking for his tribe.
I have said to everyone that I don't know who our community members will be, but I want them to be here full time and I know Shambhala will call them to us. I told him this.
I don't know yet how this will unfold, because after about 45 minutes of chatting, we exchanged contact information and they left, but I can tell you the tingles and welling eyes (his, mostly) were real. I can tell you that I said to Vanessa that I'd love to borrow her dad, who's helped her build her homestead gardens and outhouses, and is spry and magically productive for 75 years old. Bruce said he wanted to come back and volunteer. So, perhaps, I have a "Vanessa's dad" in Bruce, gifted from the Universe. Perhaps, I can help Josie in some way, I don't know.
Bruce left me with three asian pears he grew, and a little orchard knowledge drop: If you know what you're doing with pruning, you can specifically prune the tree to pick which limbs will bud next year. Thank you Bruce, I'm going to have that skill someday. Maybe you can teach it to me.
Keep at it my friend. If you play the intention > manifestation game long enough, and it is indeed a long-game, you will see magic happen all around you. You just have to slow down long enough to see it.
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