Planting Wishes

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As we celebrate the return of the light, and welcome the New Year, stop a moment. Drop into your spacious heart. Sink down beneath the surface noise and chatter, to the deep truth of your desire.

Plant a wish, or three…

:: One for yourself. What do you most deeply long to be, to express, receive or create, in the New Year?

:: One for someone / something / someplace you love. What do you truly wish for, or long to give to your beloveds, in the New Year?

:: One for your world. What blessing does your heart want to offer your world, or to some specific place, situation or activity in your world?

Write your wishes on a piece of paper. Place the paper on your altar, or pin it up on the wall in your study.

Take a few moments to connect with your wishes each day. Feel your deep love and devotion, embodied in the shape of your wishes.

Check in with your heart. If your wishes were to come true right now, would you welcome them with open arms? Is there some part of you that’s afraid of who you’ll be, or what you’ll experience, when your wishes come true?

Gather all of your inner selves together, in the chalice of your heart. Talk with them about your wishes, and ask them to join you in devoting your whole self to bringing these wishes into the world. How do they feel, and what do they need, in order to wholeheartedly embrace this journey you’re invoking? Take care of every part of you, and bring it home into your wholeness, so you can receive your heart’s true desires.

Next, ask your wishes what they need from you, in order to make their way into the world. Make a plan. Break it down into its specific components. What resources will you need, to fulfill your wishes? Which of these do you already have? What additional resources will you need to access to fulfill your wishes?

What actions will you take, and in what sequence will you take them?

How will you know when each part of your plan is complete? Build in processes to evaluate the effectiveness of each piece of your plan, as it is completed, and to make adjustments as they become necessary.

Feel the power and support of your own soul’s presence. Call on the presence of your allies in every dimension to lend their skills and power to your wishes. Ask them to gather with you to create the pathways through which your wishes will enter your world.

Give thanks for the unfolding gifts that come to life through your wishes this year. Give thanks. Give thanks.

On Sovereignty, Abundance & Creative Freedom

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It’s that time of year, when the urge to be rid of the past, and to forge forward into a glorious future feels almost irresistible.



I’ve been hearing some variation of this from my clients, over the past few weeks: I’m so done with that pattern/that relationship/the Me That Was. It hurts, it feels awful — I never want to experience it again. 

And yet, inside every pattern, no matter how painful, frustrating, or debilitating it might be, is an aspect of you that holds your soul’s essence.



This inner self may be stuck in a story that she clings to, even as it fills her with pain. She may be unable to see beyond her drama, her dreams or nightmares, her version of how things should be, and aren’t.

He may be trapped in old stories of shame and blame. She did this to me. I always. He never. That’s just the way it is.

The seeds of pain burrow deep into the flesh of our stories, and sprout thorny thickets of suffering. The world around us becomes a desert in which only cacti can survive.

So we become cacti. All hard rind and prickly edges.

And the future that a cactus creates looks an awful lot like the desert. Just enough moisture, just enough shade, just enough nourishment to survive. Despite a hostile environment. Despite thin air and searing sun. Bleak survival.

What would your world look like, if you peeled away those stories? If the truth at the sweet heart of your inner selves is revealed?



The You that feels powerless holds in her heart the inner truth of Power. The You that is filled with shame holds the jewel of Sovereignty. The You that is humiliated knows the fertile essence of Humility.

The inner self who is so attached to her stories also holds, in her heart, the essence of your soul. In the jagged gape of your wounds she carries your treasure — that which greens your life and your world.

Your job is to remind her of the truth of her inner being. And to restore her to her rightful place in the ecology of your life, so you can create a future that emerges from your wholeness, from your true and sacred desire.

You can’t do this by getting rid of her. You can only do this through love and discernment, appreciation and more love.



Sweetheart, you say, show me what you know, deep inside you. Show me your true self.

 And she will show you. As soon as you ask the question, the enchantment of the story she’s been living lifts, and she remembers her true name.

Earth Angel. Radiant Moon Path. Truth Lightning. Thirsty Root of Deep Desire. Mistress of Tides.

And then you say, I need you. I need your enthusiasm, your power, your joy, your willingness. With you, life is a glorious adventure. Without you, my world is a desert; I am tumbleweed.



You fall into each others arms. Embrace. Cry joyful tears. You’re home!

Then you sally forth together. Arm in arm, heart in heart.



Your togetherness shapes the world around you, naturally, to fit the shape of you, to hold your wholeness.

Like the sand cups the shell of a moon snail. Like the sky curves her blue body around the mountains peak.

Your life flows into the shape that holds you — in love, in tenderness, in creative freedom, in the Earth’s rich abundance.

This is How Transformation Works

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Transformation is not incremental change — though it may happen as a result of small actions taken consistently over long periods of time. Transformation is radical reshaping. What was, morphed into what is.

Transformation always takes place in the context of relationship.

You can transform any situation, heal any pattern, by being in right relationship with it. To do this, you have to be in right relationship with yourself first. Fill yourself with love — with the power of your soul’s presence — before you engage with the situation and the ecology within which it exists. When you do this, you become an agent of wholeness, a servant of the Sacred.

Sovereignty rules, so any transformation that involves another being requires consent and collaboration from everyone involved.

The central qualities of any good relationship are the same no matter what — love, kindness, generosity, communion, devotion, communication, truth, openness, curiosity, playfulness, integrity, sovereignty, acceptance, willingness, support, and so on.

Every pattern, every situation, is also a relationship — between you and the pattern, between you and the situation and the other people and elements involved in it.

So, for example, if you want to heal or transform a pattern where you’re consistently late — for appointments, for anything that you’ve committed to showing up for at a specific time — you can approach that pattern as you would any relationship.

Be curious. Be open. What parts of you hold or carry this pattern? How old are these aspects of you? Ask these inner selves to show you or tell you what they believe, what they feel, what they need.

Bring a clearer, stronger energy — of compassion, love, sovereignty, wholeness — into the encounter with the pattern, and with those aspects of yourself that hold the pattern. These inner selves may be young, confused, inarticulate, or hanging onto experiences that shaped their worldview and that continue to govern their choices and actions.

Help them release what’s no longer true for them and you. Support them in liberating themselves from past experiences, and bring them back into your heart, where they can contribute their gifts to your wholeness. Explore what happens, as you develop relationships of trust and love with each of these aspects of you.

Wholeness embraces everything in the ecology of being — light and dark, healed and unhealed, clear and muddy. To transform anything in your ecology, whether it’s an inner pattern or a situation or experience in the world around you, you have to first acknowledge it as it is. Then, come into right relationship with it by meeting it with your own loving, sovereign presence. Act in harmony with the pattern of your being. Honor its sovereignty and presence as well.

In any situation, the clearest, strongest energy prevails. So, bring an energy of love and truth, wholeness and compassion, power and presence, to any encounter. It will transform you, the situation, and everyone involved.

Drunk on Light, Drenched in Glory: On creative sovereignty

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As the year draws to a close, I feel it in my body — a bone-deep need for rest, for solitude. The sweet ache of my soul for its own company. The longing to return to the quiet rhythms of my heartbeat after months of joyfully singing with the choir.

It’s been a rich, full year, brimming with blessings. More than 35 years of teaching, writing, creating, and still, today, this work, and the people whom I am privileged to walk alongside and delighted to serve, remain my most beloved teachers.

My students and clients keep expanding into the infinite bounty of their inner being. And, as they become more fully themselves — as they shape their businesses around their soul’s deepest desires — they create abundance, peace and delight for themselves and their world.

It happens part-way through every program I teach. Struggle and frustration, despair and aborted dreams give way to bright enthusiasm, abiding faith — the astonishing discovery that miracles flow from our fingertips when we find and truly inhabit our place in wholeness.

Wholeness is our natural state. We are born whole. We arrive here knowing we belong in the larger Wholeness that is our home.

And yet, from the moment we arrive in this world — drunk on light and drenched in glory — we are shaped by the world around us. The noise and glitter of it, its agony and brokenness, the empty stories we are told and, half-bewildered, come to believe — all of these fall like thick shadows between us and our souls. They separate us from the truth of who we really are.

To rediscover and inhabit our wholeness, we need time, spaciousness, solitude — and skills. We need daily practices that restore us to ourselves, that bring us back to who we really are.

You may already have a daily practice – meditation or dance, yoga, chi kung, prayer or gratitude — that brings you back to the heart of belonging. If you do, you likely also have a structure in place that supports you in using it.

Here are some of the structures that support me.

My daily practice is anchored by placing myself in the presence of the Sacred, at least four times each day – when I first awake, before opening my eyes; after I’ve brushed my teeth, showered and dressed; at the end of my work day; in bed at night, before drifting off to sleep.

Each day includes a conscious attunement to the Devas of those qualities I wish to embody more fully. I commune with one or more of these Devas, and use energy alchemy skills and tools to participate in their activity – to increase my capacity to hold, radiate, act from, and express those qualities in my life.

I also cleanse, balance and harmonize my energy body daily — in the morning, at the start of my day; before and after each session with a client, or each class I teach; and again at the end of the day.

All of these are foundational practices for me – I have done them for most of my life, so they are deeply familiar, and deeply comforting. At the same time, each one is utterly unique — a moment of relationship and communion unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. The practice is ultimately just me, open to the presence of the Mystery.

And then, there are practices that bring me into relationship with my world through the ordinary, grace-filled moments of each day. A prayer of gratitude each time I brush my teeth. A blessing of love and appreciation for my chair, each time I sit in it; for my computer, each time I use it. Deep gratitude for the breath that fills my lungs; love and appreciation for the food that nourishes my cells; the book that inspires and delights; the tree outside my window that yields so gracefully to the caress of the wind.

We belong in the lap of wholeness. We are the human body of divine providence.

Our belonging gives us that most precious of resources — the unshakable experience of being held in the lap of the Sacred, and the brimming joy of our creative potency, of being the activity of the Sacred in the world.

We are the source of all that we seek.

Love. Safety. Provision.

Generosity. Kindness. Spaciousness. Joy.

Creative delight.

We are that.

We are all of that, and more.

As creative beings, as entrepreneurs, we blend art and beauty, inspiration and freedom, power and communion into a richly savory broth that nourishes the whole, hungry world.

Yes, we are divinely human. And, we have deeply human needs for rest and replenishment. Nature’s rhythms are our rhythms writ large.

So, for now, I am taking time to be with that quieter, deeper pulse. To rest in stillness until it naturally flows into movement. To play, quietly or exuberantly. To read poetry. Walk by the sea. To write, when the spirit moves me. To appreciate the gifts of this exquisitely intelligent world.

I trust you will do this too, in your own timing and in your own way. My wish for you, this new year, is that you find that place of stillness where you can hear the song of your creative heart. Away from the bright tumult of the holidays, into the primal womb of the generative dark.

The night sky reveals the fire of the stars.

Love,
Hiro

Untether yourself from false identities

Untether yourself

Make a Wish…Or Three…

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As we celebrate the return of the light, and the imminent birth of a new year, stop a moment. Drop into your spacious heart. Sink down beneath the surface noise and chatter, to the deep truth of your desire.

Make a wish, or three:

  • One for yourself. What do you most deeply long to receive or create, in the New Year?
  • One for someone / something / someplace you love. What do you truly wish for, or long to give to your beloveds, in the New Year?
  • One for your world. What blessing do you want to offer your world, or to some specific place or activity in your world, in the New Year?
  • Head on over to my Facebook Page, and share your wishes with our community, in the Comments. Or share them on your own blog, Pinterest or Facebook page, and share a link with us on Facebook.

    Be as specific and practical, or as wide and all-encompassing as you wish.

    Then, write each of your wishes on a single piece of paper. Place your wishes in a bowl, bless each one, and place the bowl on your altar. If you don’t have an altar, create a simple wishing altar, in a quiet corner of your home and place your bowl in the center of it.

    Our wishes are powerful when they emerge from our deepest desires, are aligned with our soul’s purposes, and are backed by clear intention and purposeful action. They manifest in miraculous ways when we co-create them with the powers of wholeness.

    I’ll begin with my own three wishes for 2014:

  • For myself — light, in every cell of my body, dissolving all obstacles, radiating out into the world
  • For my beloveds — sweet love, true discernment, creative power, faithful wisdom
  • For my world — deep, abiding, abundant peace
  • Your turn! Which three wishes will you plant, for the New Year?

    Drunk on light and drenched in glory: Finding our way home

    redbird As the year draws to a close, I feel it in my body — a bone-deep need for rest, for solitude. The sweet ache of my soul for its own company. The longing to return to the quiet rhythms of my heartbeat after months of joyfully singing with the choir.

    It’s been a rich, full year, brimming with blessings. 35 years of teaching, writing, creating, and still, now — my work, and the people whom I am privileged to walk alongside and delighted to serve, remain my most beloved teachers.

    My students and clients keep expanding into the infinite bounty of their inner being. And, as they become more fully themselves — as they shape their businesses around their soul’s deepest desires — they create abundance, peace and delight for themselves and their world.

    It happens part-way through every program I teach. Struggle and frustration, despair and aborted dreams give way to bright enthusiasm, abiding faith — the astonishing discovery that miracles flow from our fingertips when we find and truly inhabit our place in wholeness.

    Wholeness is our natural state. We are born whole. We arrive here knowing we belong in the larger Wholeness that is our home.

    And yet, from the moment we arrive in this world – drunk on light and drenched in glory — we are shaped by the world around us. The noise and glitter of it, its agony and brokenness, the empty stories we are told and, half-bewildered, come to believe — all of these fall like thick shadows between us and our souls. They separate us from the truth of who we really are.

    To rediscover and inhabit our wholeness, we need time, spaciousness, solitude — and skills. We need daily practices that restore us to ourselves, that bring us back to who we really are.

    You may already have a daily practice — meditation or dance, yoga, chi kung, prayer or gratitude — that brings you back to the heart of belonging. If you do, you likely also have a structure in place that supports you in using it.

    Here are some of the structures that support me.

    My daily practice is anchored by placing myself in the presence of the Sacred, at least four times each day — when I first awake, before opening my eyes; after I’ve brushed my teeth, showered and dressed; at the end of my work day; in bed at night, before drifting off to sleep.

    Each day includes a conscious attunement to the Devas of those qualities I wish to embody more fully. I commune with one or more of these Devas, and use energy alchemy skills and tools to participate in their activity — to increase my capacity to hold, radiate, act from, and express those qualities in my life.

    I also cleanse, balance and harmonize my energy body daily — in the morning, at the start of my day; before and after each session with a client, or each class I teach; and again at the end of the day.

    All of these are foundational practices for me — I have done them for most of my life, so they are deeply familiar, and deeply comforting. At the same time, each one is utterly unique — a moment of relationship and communion unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before. The practice is ultimately just me, open to the presence of the Mystery.

    And then, there are practices that bring me into relationship with my world through the ordinary, grace-filled moments of each day. A prayer of gratitude each time I brush my teeth. A blessing of love and appreciation for my chair, each time I sit in it; for my computer, each time I use it. Deep gratitude for the breath that fills my lungs; love and appreciation for the food that nourishes my cells; the book that inspires and delights; the tree outside my window that yields so gracefully to the caress of the wind.

    We belong in the lap of wholeness. We are the human body of divine providence.

    Our belonging gives us that most precious of resources — the unshakable experience of being held in the lap of the Sacred, and the brimming joy of our creative potency, of being the activity of the Sacred in the world.

    We are the source of all that we seek.

    Love. Safety. Provision.

    Generosity. Kindness. Spaciousness. Joy.

    Creative delight.

    We are that.

    We are all of that, and more.

    As creative beings, as entrepreneurs, we blend art and beauty, inspiration and freedom, power and communion into a richly savory broth that nourishes the whole, hungry world.

    Yes, we are divinely human. And, we have deeply human needs for rest and replenishment. Nature’s rhythms are our rhythms writ large.

    So, for the rest of this year, I am taking time to be with that quieter, deeper pulse. To rest in stillness until it naturally flows into movement. To play, quietly or exuberantly. To read poetry. Walk by the sea. To write, when the spirit moves me. To appreciate the gifts of this exquisitely intelligent world.

    I trust you will do this too, in your own timing and in your own way. My wish for you, this holiday season, is that you find that place of stillness where you can hear the song of your creative heart. Away from the bright tumult of the holidays, into the primal womb of the generative dark.

    The night sky reveals the fire of the stars.

    Feel the power of being held.

    You are more than your todo list

    Sovereignty soars on two wings

    any ideology or relationship

    Power is the other face of Fear

    power is the other face

    • You are a sovereign being,
      a fractal of the Sacred,
      a fractal of Wholeness.
    • The flow of your life.
      The soul of your business.
    • Grow your business.
      Grow yourself.
    • Expand your life. Evolve your business.
    • The art of alignment. The miracle of action.
    • Trust in the power of your perfect unfolding.
    • Permission to grow, to flow, to know.
    • You learn about freedom by experiencing what it feels like to be bound.
    • Beyond your beliefs, beyond your drama — the truth of your life.
    • Success is becoming the person who can ask for hugs and holding when your own strength has deserted you.
    • Embrace the mystery at the heart of creation.
    • Your soul sends out tendrils of light and fragrance into the world.
    • You are the gift — and the giver.
      You are the Love, and the lover.
    • At the heart of all things — even limiting beliefs and painful programming — is wholeness.
    • Surrender is an act of will. It is aligning your will with the will of the Sacred.
    • You learn about sovereignty through the experience of being dethroned.
    • Love transforms.
    • Your soul's purpose is to participate in wholeness, to express wholeness.
    • True Desire is a messenger of your soul.
      It leads directly to your soul’s purposes.
    • Unfold the miracle of your life and business.
    • Business = Love in action.
    • Everything you need is already within you, waiting to unfold and express itself.
    • Your inner world shapes your outer world.
      Success is an inside job.
    • You are the story, and the story-maker.
      Your life is yours to shape.