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The Light is Intense. Right now.

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It is as if a bright spotlight or a laser is being trained into every dark corner of our psyches – personally, nationally and globally. A very bright, unrelenting, burning, take-no-prisoners Light. It’s uncomfortable. It’s painful. It’s violent and fiery. It’s frightening and frustrating. It’s transformative. For it is in looking...
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It is as if a bright spotlight or a laser is being trained into every dark corner of our psyches – personally, nationally and globally.

A very bright, unrelenting, burning, take-no-prisoners Light.

It’s uncomfortable. It’s painful. It’s violent and fiery. It’s frightening and frustrating.

It’s transformative.

For it is in looking deep into the lurking Shadows we discover the cosmic junk that impedes us on our journeys; those beliefs, attitudes, patterns, fears and anxieties that keep us from Freedom.

Freedom to be our True Selves, to step into our inner Power – whatever our unique selves bring to the communal table – and open our Hearts to all that Is. Freedom from the limits of our lifetime(s) of Ego learning, our story, what we believe and think we are. What we “need” to survive. How we’ve become hurt and even “damaged goods”.

The butterfly, with its capacity to completely shift physical form in one life-cycle, is one of the oldest symbols of transformation. I recently had someone tell me they fancy being one, because you get to eat as much as you want, go to sleep, and wake up beautiful.

In relating this to my friend Deb, she remarked, “But how do we know it doesn’t hurt? They’re growing wings for heavens sake, don’t you think that is painful?”

I don’t know. I don’t know if growing wings is painful or as effortless as the way they allow a flutterby to float upon the air currents. I know that sometimes my own transformation is extremely painful and takes attention and work, and at other times it’s effortless.

This Light of transformation is not waning, but rather gathering strength, culminating with the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. We had a full moon with a partial lunar eclipse a week ago, on Aug. 7.

A Shadow portal opens and expands. New awareness and opportunities arise out of the darkness.

In addition, Mercury went retrograde yesterday, Aug. 12, in it’s own house of Virgo – known for it’s exacting nature in service to others and the greater good. Always an opportunity to re-view the old in our lives and choose how to move forward.

We are breaking open, like a Chrysalis.

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Hold fast to the Light. Hold fast to all that is Good.

Try not to resist.  You can resist, but there is no redemption in resistance. Root into the ground. 

Hold onto the Lions mane and ride if you can’t walk – the sun is in Leo, lending it’s innate attributes of playfulness and creativity to help bring us through.

Hold fast to unconditional Love for all Beings to the best of your ability. Respect the dignity of every human being.

Lean into the Light. The Light will carry us through.

Focus the Goodness in the Light, if you can, and re-direct it to all people and places, including and particularly to Kim Jong-Un, Donald Trump, Venezuela, Charlottesville, Syria, etc., in whatever form works for you.

Lightworkers, the world needs you!

And for Goodness sake, give a hefty dose of that unconditional love to yourself!!!

One on hand I can receive this encouraging message during my meditation this morning and follow the directive to share it, writing from the detached place of The Observer. I can also take a step back and marvel at the way in which the Universe brings up my personal Shadows into my awareness so that I myself have the opportunity to transform.

On the other hand, I am human. I am the person who wrote this on FB Friday – “On my mind:I’m f-inh done with this “transformative” energy today.” I am the injured inner child at 9 years of age that devolved into tears on Saturday, followed by the angry teenager who threw her phone so hard on the counter that she cracked the screen. I am able to hear the words of a friend, sit with them, explore them, acknowledge the problem, vow to change it, and still erupt in the F-bomb on Sunday morning on my way home from church in exactly the situation that needs to shift.

I am all of these, as are You. We are in this together. Please practice kindness.

At yoga yesterday the teacher asked “Are you okay.” I responded, “define okay.” She thought a moment and said “In intensity but surviving.” “Yes”, I said, “We (my body/mind/spirit) are okay.”

I hope you are too.

God/dess bless us, sustain us, and help us to embrace these possibilities for Change.

 

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Janeen Barnett is a Massage & Energy Therapist and the Founder of Au Soleil Healing Inc. As an interpreter and translator between your body and your conscious mind, she helps you reconcile and release experiences for deep healing.

Come Play with me in Mexico!

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Come play with me in Mexico as I co-facilitate this retreat with Shamanic Healer and Business Coach Meghan Gilroy. Here’s the short scoop, in Meghan’s words: If you want to: Have the confidence to create and facilitate your own sacred ceremonies and retreats ANYWHERE in the world Amplify your ability to use hands-on healing…...
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Come play with me in Mexico as I co-facilitate this retreat with Shamanic Healer and Business Coach Meghan Gilroy.

Here’s the short scoop, in Meghan’s words:

If you want to:

Have the confidence to create and facilitate your own sacred ceremonies and retreats ANYWHERE in the world

Amplify your ability to use hands-on healing… while mastering the art of creating guided meditations for your clients

Make the time to do your own inner work and soul-care FIRST so you can support others at the level you KNOW you are capable of AND

Expand your capacity to deepen your intuition and gut knowing while calling in new energetic support and guidance…

Then join me and your new soul sisters for a heart-centered soul-powered retreat at the pyramids (aptly named “the place where man awakens to become god”).

 

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Janeen Barnett is a Massage & Energy Therapist and the Founder of Au Soleil Healing Inc. As an interpreter and translator between your body and your conscious mind, she helps you reconcile and release experiences for deep healing.

“Shaman Girl – dancing between worlds” by Meghan Gilroy

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A few of my favorite quotes from Shaman Girl: (free download here) “I want to kill. How is inducing me to want to kill someone part of the process of becoming more enlightened?” “All of time unfolds. The beautiful. The brutal. The pleasure. The pain.” “Crap. We are locked in Machu...
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A few of my favorite quotes from Shaman Girl:
(free download here)

“I want to kill. How is inducing me to want to kill someone part of the process of becoming more enlightened?”

“All of time unfolds. The beautiful. The brutal. The pleasure. The pain.”

“Crap. We are locked in Machu Picchu, with our llama friends.”

“So with a gleam in my eye, we stood back to back, like cowboys about to draw guns, on cue, we turned around. “Be nice….” Shaman Guy tried to cajole me.”

Shaman Girl – dancing between worlds by Meghan Gilroy is a fun, entertaining, raw, witty and honest memoir detailing Meghan’s heart-driven journey from overachieving Pittsburgh-raised good girl to shamanic healer trained in the lineage of don Miguel Ruiz.

Meghan’s fine storytelling kept me laughing and crying with her as we traveled from white bread middle-class upbringing through personal heartbreak and life purpose crisis, introduction to the Toltec community and finally study with don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements. Then on to meeting her Shaman Guy, marrying him on top the pyramids in Teotihuacan 2 weeks after their first date, and trekking back across the USA to Marblehead, MA, where we would become friends and colleagues. Though I knew the skeleton outline of the story already, having it fleshed it out was eye-opening.

Throughout the book, I was inspired and encouraged by the way Meghan shows us how to merge the muck with the magical, the mud with the mystical. It’s messy sometimes, and mind-blowing others.

Shaman Girl is a good read, regardless of whether you are looking for your own life purpose, curious about what it’s like to be an intimate part of a spiritual community, or you just want to find out how Meghan and Company get released from the locked gates of Macchu Picchu.

Gracias a Dios.

P.S. – Meghan will be leading a retreat on “The Secrets of Sacred Ceremony” in Teotihuacan from Sept. 27 – Oct. 3 2017. I will be joining her as part of the support team. 

If you are interested in coming to play with us, please email Meghan@meghangilroy.com to be put on the First to Know details list. 

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Janeen Barnett is a Massage & Energy Therapist and the Founder of Au Soleil Healing Inc. As an interpreter and translator between your body and your conscious mind, she helps you reconcile and release experiences for deep healing.

New Year 2017 Blessings

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Dear Ones, Sending you belated greetings and wishes for a New Year filled with health, happiness and wholeness. In deep gratitude for our continued relationship – Janeen...
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Dear Ones,

Sending you belated greetings and wishes for a New Year filled with health, happiness and wholeness.

In deep gratitude for our continued relationship –
Janeen

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Janeen Barnett is a Massage & Energy Therapist and the Founder of Au Soleil Healing Inc. As an interpreter and translator between your body and your conscious mind, she helps you reconcile and release experiences for deep healing.

Separation is only an Illusion

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A few weeks ago Jeff and I were able to make it to a Saturday morning yoga class. It didn’t take me long to realize it was going to be a difficult one. I had not yet given myself space and time to process and grieve recent life events and...
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A few weeks ago Jeff and I were able to make it to a Saturday morning yoga class. It didn’t take me long to realize it was going to be a difficult one. I had not yet given myself space and time to process and grieve recent life events and it was all going to come out on the mat.

The last week of September was a tough one. On Monday I was notified that my office had been broken into and some personal items stolen, and on Tuesday our beloved cat died.

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I’ve said from the moment he entered our lives that Cameroun Hiroshima was not really a cat. I’ve never been sure what type of special spirit he was at his Essence – Spirit Guide, Angel or something else – but everyone who met him adored him. He was my companion, my protector and confidante, and he slept on my head every night for much of his life. If anyone in the house, human or animal, was ill or troubled he would curl up next to them, purring away and on guard, until they recuperated. He was a personality and a character to the end, always an Alpha cat and always the head of the household.

Cami manifested the word “Love”. He loved people and attention from them, he loved to be petted, he loved food, he loved being outdoors, he loved hunting, and he even loved the beach, following us there for a walk from time to time. I can’t think of anything he didn’t love, except being told what to do (being carried into the house at dusk, for example.)

Cami was diagnosed with intestinal cancer in mid-September and quickly went downhill, though he still had life in his eyes and enjoyment in his heart. Until his last day.

When I woke that morning, I knew something had shifted. Growing up on a farm and volunteering with hospice patients I’ve seen enough of the active dying process to recognize it. I’m also comfortable with letting it happen. As long as he wasn’t showing signs of pain or other distress I was happy to let him go peacefully at home.

About midnight he threw up on himself and I knew that was not a good sign. He hadn’t wanted us near him all day, but by then he was so far away that Jeff and I were able to sit with him. Cami started to breathe strangely; I later found out from the vet it is called “agonal breathing”, and is the innate way we try to re-start our heart when it stops beating. I put my hand on his head, on his crown chakra, giving him some Reiki loving. My other hand was on Jeff.

All at once I felt the most powerful ethereal wind I have ever known come from the trees outside and through the glass door to where we were sitting. It literally took my breath away. As soon as it reached us I saw Cami’s crown chakra turn a burnished brilliant liquid gold, and I watched as the gold began to spread. Once it reached all of his extremities and lit his entire body with it’s sheen, I felt him take his last breath. The entire process took only moments.

There is a tiny amount of solace knowing that he is safe, sound and watched over.

I am however, heartbroken. Numb. Distraught.

All of this deep feeling comes out as I lie in child’s pose, sobbing into my yoga mat that Saturday morning.

Suddenly The Voice speaks quite clearly and firmly into my ear:

Separation is only an Illusion

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Did it magically take all my grief, anger, denial and sadness away? No. But it did remind me of the bigger reality, one I have been privileged to witness time and again, this time with my beautiful cat.

In the United States we are heading into our holiday season, beginning with our national day of Thanksgiving this Thursday. It seems that our people have never been so divided, so filled with fear, distrust and outright hatred of each other. Separated by our differences.

I hope I can remember and act on this sacred message, no matter what the future holds.

Separation is only an Illusion

God/dess Bless America.

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Janeen Barnett is a Massage & Energy Therapist and the Founder of Au Soleil Healing Inc. As an interpreter and translator between your body and your conscious mind, she helps you reconcile and release experiences for deep healing.