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“The only journey is the one within.”  Rainer Maria Rilke

Our lives are filled with journeys.  Sometimes we move backwards; sometimes we move forwards.  In my experience, very few of us remain stagnant for too long.

With this in mind, I have come to believe in one core guiding principle.  Visualize what you want and ask for your loved ones and friends to do the same.  Believe in your vision and own it as you work towards your goals, your dreams, and your hopes.

Before I go to sleep at night and as I move through my day, I visualize what I want for not only myself, but for those I love.  When someone is going through personal challenges, I visualize the profound work that goes into moving forward and often see those people in a state of well being.

Over the years, I have also learned another core teaching.  Surround yourself with those you believe in and respect.   If that is the starting point, it is easy to visualize healing, new experiences, and an all-around healthy life.  When you start from the premise of a healthy connection, believing that people can succeed in what they need and want is easy.

Our intentions for good have the ability to take us far in this universe.  When we use those intentions to help our loved ones and ourselves, we can truly make a difference.  I have no idea how or why this works, but try it sometime.  You will see what I mean.

Life is full of challenges and gifts; the good news is that we get to decide how we walk through life.  While the outcome isn’t always good or easy, a positive disposition can empower you to new heights.

Each and every step our journeys can be sacred.  When we believe our desires to be good, when we believe that we can change a little piece of the world for good, those journeys become holy.  Believe in yourself and those in your world enough to work through the steps while utilizing visions and intentions.

Deepak Chopra says it beautifully:

“Every action generates a force of energy that returns to us in the like kind. What we sow is what we reap.”

Visioning is an action word.  What do you want? What do you want others to visualize for you?  What can you visualize for those in your life? Everyone can benefit from your visualizing with positive intentions, even yourself.

With blessings and light,


PS – I am currently creating an organization to create Retreats for Healing and Transformation from Childhood Trauma.  Join me in visualizing that this work can help many people to heal with the support of amazing healers and visionaries and that the organization can become fully self sustaining while compensating the healers to do their work.

“If you will it, it is no dream.” ~Theodor Herzl


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“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

~William James

Many of you know that I have been developing a vision statement/proposal so that a team may one-day create retreats for Jewish victims of childhood trauma.  The Retreat for Healing and Transforming Childhood Trauma has been a dream of mine for a long time and it is only in the last couple months that I have found the time to move this vision towards implementation.  In order to succeed, this vision needs the nurturing of many people.

The vision statement/proposal plan is available upon request.  Just send me your email address and let me know if you would like to view my dream.  After reading my vision, let  what you think and if you would like a role in shaping my vision; I’d love to have you join in the journey. There are many parts of the journey, I am only unveiling stage one at this time.  And there are leadership roles and support roles that will unfold over time.

In addition, if you know phenomenal healers in traditional or alternative methods of healing, I would be honored if you would share their names with me. My desire is to strengthen this retreat concept by inviting such healers to potentially serve in an advisory capacity or as facilitators/presenters for the actual retreat.

The vision statement/proposal is a working document that will evolve as the retreat develops and the advisory team offers the wealth of their experience and knowledge.   Creating a safe and nurturing environment to explore childhood trauma will ultimately help the journey towards healing and transformation.  This endeavor is exciting and I am hoping to work with many people to create a successful dream.

My plan is to have the first retreat in approximately 12-18 months followed by a second and third retreat in other regions of the country. Another important component of making this retreat work is to find partnering agencies that might consider working to make this concept come to fruition as well as potential donors and foundations to offer large and small donations.

Please feel free to pass this proposal on to anyone you know who might want to work towards making this retreat happen.  There is much to do, so even if you don’t have a ton of time, let me know if you want a small or large role.

Looking forward to hearing from you!



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