In the April issue of The View from A Higher Perspective, I wrote about Bat Medicine being the messenger of serious life/death transformation. In the ensuing months, we’ve experienced the physical death of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, and lived in sacrifice of many beloved traditions, activities and experiences.
How much we took for granted before shelter in place stripped our lives down to essentials! Hugs, parties, smiling at strangers, full shelves at Tuesday Morning, favorite restaurants, live sporting events and theatre ….
So many sacrifices, yes, large and small. Did you know though that the core meaning of sacrifice is to make sacred? Surely there is a sacredness to realizing just how very important we are to each other, how very important our rituals and ceremonies are to the fabric of a meaningful life, how very important it is to feed our spirit in connection with others at play and through art and performance.
These past several months of confusion, exasperation and exhaustion have been challenging, yes, but don’t you have a clearer sense now than you did in January of where your values lie, maybe even of who you really are? I know I do.
When the pandemic is over we will have a shining opportunity to craft a rebirth that incorporates what matters most. Knowing what that is cause for gratitude.
If you live in the U.S., may your Thanksgiving celebration be rich in meaning and warmth. Whether you’re a new subscriber to this newsletter or have been on the mailing list since 2003 when I first started publishing articles, please know how much I value you and how grateful I am for your interest.
Until next month, remember that all is moving toward the good…
Until next month, remember that in spite of all evidence to the contrary, all is moving toward the good…
A Higher Perspective
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 254
San Ramon, CA 94583
This announcement is highly personal and concerns a serious situation involving my ancestral homeland.
As this newsletter went to print at the end of October, war between the country of Azerbajian and the Republic of Arsakh (also known as Nogorno-Karabakh) has intensified. Amnesty International has confirmed that the Azzeris have employed cluster bombs which are banned as international weapons. Among civilian targets, Azzeris have bombed a cathedral and a maternity hospital in Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh.
The need for humanitarian assistance for the Armenians in this area is enormous. This month I am donating 20% of each client session to www.armeniafund.org. If you are moved to donate directly to this important cause via www.armeniafund.org please email me your receipt and I will gratefully email you back a special guided meditation recording you can use during the day or at bedtime – never in the car, please!
Thank you for keeping this ancient Armenian land and its inhabitants in your good thoughts.
Just as migrating animals somehow tune into an internal voice directing them to leave one known reality for a completely uncertain one – with no clue as to why or even how – last month I distinctly heard my Inner Wisdom say, “I love you. It’s time to move on.”
So I find myself creating even more uncertainty during this pandemic as I anticipate not renewing the lease on my cherished office next year. By the first day of spring 2021, my practice will likely be very different than it ever has been. That otherwise bossy Inner Wisdom voice has been stubbornly quiet on the details. Stay tuned!
If you have any outstanding sessions in a package, please call me at 925-699-6296 to complete before the end of the year. I am working mostly via Zoom but am scheduling a few in-person sessions.
Catch Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh's interview with me
on "The Egg Whisperer Show"
In May, I had the great pleasure of chatting with renowned fertility specialist Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh about the mind-body-spirit connection to fertility on her weekly video and podcast. Access via www.draimee.org or The Egg Whisperer Show channel on YouTube.
In keeping with Shelter in Place edicts, I have temporarily switched to video chat and phone sessions exclusively. I've been using these remote formats successfully for several years with clients outside of the San Francisco Bay Area and the results are comparable to in-person sessions. We can arrange the sessions via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime. Call 925-820-1949 to schedule a free consultation.
Someone to Watch Over Me is here!
Please add Someone to Watch Over Me to your list of supportive resources for children and adults. Here are some reasons why:
It's beautifully illustrated by visionary artist Mary Derrick
It offers 26 avenues of connecting with Heavenly Guides and Angels - one for each letter in the alphabet.
It can be a door to spirituality for children and adults who are aren't already oriented that way
It's non-denominational and non-religious so you don't have to worry about offending anyone you give it to
It is a keepsake hardcover workbook that the reader makes his/her own
It requires the reader's active participation through questions
It invites and fosters artistic imagination through the reader's own illustrations
It establishes life-long pathways for spiritual resourcing
It generates conversation and discussion about spirituality within families
It teaches kindness, compassion, confidence, inner peace and inner strength
It's simple enough for children and sustaining enough for adults
Autographed copies are available directly from me
Direct ordering is available from Amazon (qualifies for Prime shipping) and Barnes & Noble. See details below.
I now have copies available for purchase via PayPal which can be individually autographed and shipped as you wish. The cost per book directly from me is $19.95 + 8.5% sales tax and ground transportation costs. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are fulfilling orders within a couple of days and depending upon your account with those online retailers, you may qualify for free shipping.
Those of you who have taken the time and care to post your review of Someone to Watch Over Me on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, thank you very, very much! Those online reviews help tremendously to bring new awareness to the book.
My goal is 100 5-star reviews by December 31, 2017. Will you help me reach it? You don't have to have purchased the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble to write a review of it on either site.
Did You Know...
I'm very excited to be generating deeper engagement on the AHP Facebook page, LinkedIn and via Twitter, and would love for you to be part of these conversations. Your comments, likes and shares are welcome.
Five Stars for A Higher Perspective on Yelp
Thanks for Your Support!
As those of you who have experienced my work know, results are generally quick and so I'm always happy to welcome new clients. Your direct referrals are appreciated beyond words. Thank you for recommending me to your friends and family.
Several of you have been kind enough to post your comments on my Yelp profile. Thanks to you, more and more people are finding me through Yelp.
Craving More of A Higher Perspective?
Interested in backstories of my practice? My blogs often highlight client experiences as well as links to articles in the media about all kinds of fascinating mind-body-spirit topics. You're always welcome to comment on what I post either on the blog itself or my A Higher Perspective Facebook or LinkedIn pages. Also, I'd love to connect with you via Twitter (@LucyGrace888).
A Portal of Grace
The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) has been "a portal of grace." It's the newest technique in my celebrated mind-body-spirit toolbox and there's nothing else like it in the cutting-edge world of meridian therapies. If you enjoy the tranquility of meditation, then TAT may just be the mind-body-spirit avenue of healing for you. Even the creator of TAT, licensed acupuncturist Tapas Fleming , doesn't know exactly how TAT works - it just does.
Tap It Away!
I have been using The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with adults, teens and children since 1997. A recent study confirms that there's nothing better than EFT for the stress carried by returning veterans. If you are interested in a copy of the study, please email me. My website has a lot more information about EFT, including client comments. EFT can be done in person, via Skype or by phone with outstanding results.
A Higher Perspective Anywhere!
Skype sessions are now available for handwriting coaching, The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT). I'm excited about bringing these extraordinary mind-body-spirit tools to a new, world-wide audience. Since I will be conducting all the Skype sessions in my San Ramon office, those clients will benefit from the high vibration so many of you have enjoyed there over the years.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston TAT professional Patricia Thatcher put out a call to the TAT Professionals community worldwide for volunteers to join a Trauma Response Team . Along with many of my colleagues, I answered Pat's call.
Please keep me in mind as a resource in case of future need. I am available for three free TAT sessions via phone or Skype (preferred) in the aftermath of any natural or man-made disaster.
Success at Your Fingertips
Believe it or not, writing in cursive is an important mind-body-spirit connection. Although handwriting originates in the part of the brain that's most capable of change, I've always thought of The Vimala System of Handwriting as success at your fingertips. Using The Vimala Alphabet in a daily handwriting practice offers incredible benefits to your mind, your body and your spirit. Check out Vimala Rodgers' wonderful alphabet for the 21st Century on my website; then call me to arrange a series of handwriting coaching sessions in person, via Skype or by phone.
Vimala Rodgers has designed a postage stamp using the Vimala Font. You can see and purchase it here.