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About Velda

Vibrational Medicine Practitioner, Certified Energy Therapist.

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This is a wonderful and easy meditation “Access The Neutral Mind This Holiday Season” which can be viewed online by Tommy Rosen. Mr. Rosen leads yoga workshops around the globe. His meditation requires chanting internally (chanting inside our head not audibly). The syllables we will be chanting are Wah-Hay-Goo-Roo. The word Waheguru is an expression that means “there is ecstasy in moving from darkness to light.” Chanting these syllables inside your head will have a calming effect and helps stop the mind chatter.  (This is our revisited post from December 20, 2013.  It feels even more appropriate to consider practicing during December, 2020.)

Holiday Neutral Mind 2Begin by sitting up tall with your spine straight and a sense of relaxation through your body. Place your hands in your lap; right hand sits in the palm of your left hand.

Close your eyes and focus them up to your brow point. Inhale deeply, pause your breath for a few seconds and then exhale.

Start repeating Wah-Hay-Goo-Ro inside your head. Focus your eyes slightly above and between the your eyebrows. Remember where the eyes go, the energy flows.

You can begin for three minutes and gradually increase the meditation to 11 minutes. To end the meditation, take a deep inhale, pause for a few seconds and exhale. Stay still for a moment feeling the subtle shift this has caused in your body and mind.

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November 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

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 Women are mysterious
Women are delicate
Women are unpredictable
Women are simple
Women are peaceful
Women are beautiful

Women are perfect
Women are lovely
Women are joyful
Women are funny
Women are awesome 

Women are thoughtful
Women are amazing
Women are harmonic
Women are calm
Women are caring
Women are kind 

Women are strong
Women are creative
Women are similar to nature.
Women are wonder to behold
Women are colors of life.

~ Tijani Adebowale Destin


I am grateful for all the women in my life, and to all those I haven’t met.  These are the times that love, strength and courage are needed from and for women of the world.  Thank you WOMEN!!!


October 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

May You Today

 May you listen to your longing to be free.

May the frames of your belonging be large enough for the dreams of your soul.

May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart that something good is going to happen to you.

May you find a harmony between your soul and your life. May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.

May you know the eternal longing which lives at the heart of time. May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.

 May you never place walls between the light and yourself.

May your angel free you from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment, and despair.

May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you, mind you, and embrace you in belonging.

~Blessings by John O’Donohue

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What’s Your Mantra?

September 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

What is Your Mantra?

What’s Your Mantra

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July 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

How To Stay Positive

Negativity can be contagious if you let it and that will spill over into your work and personal life.  Accepting negativity is toxic to your well-being.  Below you will find recommendations for handling negativity?

“I never let anyone through my mind with their dirty feet” –  Mahatma Gandhi

Not Your Fault.  The best answer to negativity is accepting that it has nothing to do with you. Taking negative criticism to heart can weigh you down faster than a ton of bricks. Don’t tie yourself to the baggage of being responsible for a person’s thoughts. Giving people’s opinion more credit than they deserve will only steal your joy and peace, mainly when those insights don’t stop coming and never get better.

“Don’t find fault. Find a remedy” – Henry Ford

Focus on You.  Someone who is always in a bad mood or spirits can suck the life out of you. Prioritizing yourself will help you build a stronger character and defense for dealing with such people. Your happiness lies in how much you value yourself, so take that duty seriously. Pursue dreams, take risks, make milestones and that will give you power.

“The mind is everything.  What you think you become”  – Buddha

Check your Reaction. A natural response to a toxic person may be to hit back similarly or worse. try to reverse the reaction to a negative situation. Answer agitation with calmness and brashness with reason. A few common tactics to calm yourself down may be useful in these cases. Deep breathing works wonders when looking to clear your head. Breathe in and count slowly.

“How you choose to feel today, should not be dependent on others” – Anthon St. Maarten”

Don’t Pay Unnecessary Attention. The more interactions you have with negative people, the stronger their impact in your life. Keeping conversations brief and concise means you don’t have to listen to negative thoughts. Think of negativity as fire, and attention as its fuel. Starve it, and it will die down. Setting boundaries can help a great deal in these situations. Engaging in regular conflict with negative people is paying them too much attention. Know when it’s time to put up a fight and when to let it go.

“You are no advantage to anyone who has your negative attention” – Esther Hicks

Sometimes Speak Up.  Letting an individual know that his/her attitude is hurting others may be the wake-up call required. An individual who thinks they are getting away with being toxic to other people may make that space their comfort zone, and that will not help, especially if it’s a family member. Talking to them may bring awareness that will trigger change.

“People inspire you, or disarm you.  Pick them wisely”– Hans F. Hansen

Staying Positive. To quote Dr. Robert H. Schuller,  “it takes one positive thought that is given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an army of negative thoughts.” Take time to identify the positivity triggers in your life and always have one on hand when you anticipate an encounter with a negative person such as a motivational quote or a peaceful place in your head where you can retreat to mentally for a minute or two to keep yourself from drowning.

How To Stay Positive



June 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

 What Do W Need?

We need to feel more to understand others. We need to love more to be loved back.

We need to cry more to cleanse ourselves.

We need to laugh more to enjoy ourselves.

We need to establish the values

of honesty and fairness

when interacting with people.

We need to establish

 a strong ethical basis as a way of life.

What Do We Need?

We need to see more

other than our own little fantasies.

We need to hear more

and listen to the needs of others.

We need to give more

and take less.

We need to share more

and own less.

We need to realize

the importance of the family

as the backbone of stability.

We need to look more

and realize we are not so different

from one another.

We need to create a world where

 we can all peacefully live

the life we choose.

We need to create a world where

 we can trust each other.

~Susan Polis Schutz

What Do We Need?


May 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS



What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.

Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.

Lynn Ungar, Unitarian Universalist Minister, 3/11/20


Join me in sending Love, Healing & Blessings to all.




Clearing, Strengthening, & Balancing Your Chakras

When we are under stress, the chakras can get clogged with heavy, unwanted energies. When this happens we can feel stuck, tired, run down, mentally foggy, and overly emotional. Simply cleansing the chakras can help to clear out these stuffy, unwanted energies and allow the chakras to function optimally once more.

Clearing, Strengthening & Balancing Your Chakras

Clearing, Strengthening & Balancing Your Chakras

Lie on your back. You can do this yourself or have a friend perform the technique. First shake your hands to clear the energy. Then take your hands, open and palms down one on top of the other and place them over the first chakra and start to circle it counterclockwise about 3 to 4 inches above the chakra. To determine which is counterclockwise imagine a clock lying face up on your navel.

Make sure you or your friend use slow counterclockwise circles over the chakra, (starting from the Root Chakra). Do this for approximately one to two minutes. Then shake off your hands to clear the energy. Circle clockwise for half as long as the counterclockwise direction. Repeat this with each chakra.  *You can use one hand if you like. Use the left to clear and the right to sooth.

Clearing, Strengthening, & Balancing Your Chakras

The Benefits

When doing this process you will notice that the counterclockwise brings up toxic energies moving these out of the body. The clockwise portion is very important as it completes the process by soothing the chakra then stabilizing it.

Clearing, Strengthening & Balancing Your Chakras

Create Your Chakras’ Animal Totem

February 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

Create Your Chakras' Animal Totem

Are You ready to have fun today? I am inviting you to use your imagination to create your own Chakras’ Animal Totem.  

Create Your Chakras' Animal Totem

Divide a blank piece of paper into three columns.  The center column is where I built my totem starting with the Earth Chakra located at the bottom (referred to as Earth Star) moving to the top chakra above the Crown (referred to as Soul Star).

Allow your intuition to select what animal you think best represents each of the nine chakras.  Sketch or paste pictures of the animals you choose for each chakra.  You will probably be moved to pick your favorite animals.

I was extremely fortunate that my dearest friend took my collage of animals stacked on top of each other and did a beautiful pencil etching (shown at the left).  It is one of my most cherished pieces of art.  I had fun hand sewing my Chakras’ Animal Totem.  This is where you get to be very creative.

In the left hand column of my paper, are my animals’ Totem Lessons. Right hand column shares the meanings of Dreamtime Messages received  from my totem  animals.  The below Chakras’ Animal Totem Chart, was an  informative Vision Board exercise.

Create Your Chakras' Animal Totem



‘Ring Out, Wild Bells’

January 1st, 2020 | Posted by Velda in POETRY FOR WOMEN | RETIRED FEATURE POSTS

'Ring Out, Wild Bells'

‘Ring Out, Wild Bells’  

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let it die.

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let it go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all womankind.

Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.

Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.

Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.

Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.

RING IN the valiant woman and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in 2020 that is to be.

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92)

(changes made in bold represent current times)

'Ring Out, Wild Bells'