2021: Review of a CrAzY, Transformative, Aligning Year

2021 Year in Review: CrAzY, Transformative, and Aligning

Maybe I lost my mind this year, but they say you have to lose things sometimes, to FIND them. Right? (I’m hearing Eminem’s song, Lose Yourself, in my head as I write this!)

2021 has been ridiculous for me in many ways. But I’m still here! Dammit! Haha! No. Bless it!

God bless it! Omniscience bless it.

In fact, Omniscience blesses it ALL. Every single one of us. ALL the time. And in ALL ways! Even the shitty ways. Really.

Physically, we moved again. But it wasn’t planned.

I had planned to live in our beautiful $100k+ RV 5th wheel for the rest of my life! But the emotional rollercoaster we’d been living in the woods for 17 months, finally got the best of us.

So, hubby and I left for a month away, and during the course of that “vacation,” we rented a condo for a year! But more on that in a few minutes.

COVID-19 has continued to ravage many of us—if not physically, then socially, financially, psychologically, and emotionally—sadly.

If you haven’t had it, someone you know has, or thought they have, or been told they have… the fear, distrust, mass psychosis, misinformation, disinformation, judgmental attitudes, lockdowns, etc. all taking a toll on us, individually and collectively. Ugh!

It seems all too much now!

The fear porn over an unseen virus has heightened to fever pitch levels to the point of censorship, job loss, businesses going bankrupt, people falling into depression, losing their sanity, friendships ending, relationships suffering, divorce, and even death!

But we’re supposed to be saving people’s lives!

Mind-blowing shit emoji

We (as in everyone) were supposed to get a vaccine in 2021 that could end the COVID nightmare and get us all back to “normal.” Yeah, right. (I never expected a thoroughly tested vax that fast anyway, nor would I have been one to get it first. That’s totally what I’m NOT about, and NOT who I am. I am all about doing things the natural way.)

And NOW, I think for many of us, those vaccines coming out so quickly, only made things worse!

We now find ourselves in a fight for our #HealthFreedom – and we aren’t in the majority yet, which baffles me!

Minding My Energy became a cosmic joke—played on ME! (I created this design in 2019, way before I knew I would have to literally manage my energy when we moved “off grid” AND now, I really have to manage my energy to hold my shit together!)

Packing it up

We packed it up and moved out. Yes, after 11 years in our RV and 17 months off grid, I’ve let go of something else—my home.

Our 5th wheel home parked under the canopy of Live Oak trees, Hollister Florida. It’s now for sale—with or without to 11 solar panels, lithium batteries, inverter, and gas generators.

We took all our “prepper” know-how and stuff and moved back to town.

I feel defeated. Guilty. Sad. Like a failure. I also feel mad when I see how much money we threw away on trying to live off grid! (About $25k)

The RV, wood shed that stores the batteries, inverter and power supply, and 2 moveable solar panels (not shown are 9 more mounted solar panels.)
Solar Electronics, batteries are underneath.

Life’s for Learning

I continue to work on myself (and coach an elder friend, one-on-one, through my Integrated Spiral DE-program), but between job interviews, moving (as noted below), and ultimately changing roles with my employer, I have had to make time to:

  • Take care of myself and my husband
  • Clean mold off everything, pack, move it by the car load, reorganize it (5 car loads = 5 trips back and forth. 3 hours each way.)
  • Talk with my daughter and son
  • Video chat with my oldest granddaughter, who graciously includes the twins in the calls sometimes too (and I miss them all sooo much)
  • Catch up with much loved extended family (I have less of them now, as one of my aunts passed a few weeks ago)
  • Talk with / visit friends
  • Walk
  • Take online classes (both for work and for my personal growth & sanity)
  • Take Pilates classes (but had to quit after they changed their rules)
  • Read (5 books in progress)
  • Create courses (created one during 2 weeks off in August: Communing with Trees)
  • Market Richard Murrey original music
  • Continue writing my metaphysical novel

I have had no time to adequately market Integrated Spiral™—yet these are exactly the times when I know people need the relief and open awareness it brings!

Join me and 3 others in a small-group DE-program group that meets on Zoom each week (new groups form monthly!)

I barely have time to tweet about our original NEW music!

No travel plans

Travel that had been planned for 2020 has either been completely cancelled now, or indefinitely postponed:

  • Alania’s Gainesville retreat (prepaid)
  • Particular “soul type” retreat that I won’t name—Held in Oct 2021, rescheduled from 2020, but with such restrictions that I canceled. Unbeknownst to me, my cancellation and one post about it, stirred up a lot of angst and cost me “friendships.” Ugh! Huge waste of time.
  • 40th High School reunion (They had rescheduled it, but I chose not to go, as I would have had to drive myself)
  • Trip to my home state to lay my parent’s remains to rest (which was to occur the week I went home for my HS reunion—I guess there’s no rush. Ugh!)

Family comes to Florida

We were happy to get to see my husband’s sister, Rose, and her husband this year again, as they enjoy (yes, IN Joy), driving around the country towing their 5th wheel behind their pickup truck. And I am glad they like traveling like that, (as I can relate—I towed a travel trailer years ago and didn’t like the towing experience).

We also got to see one of hubby’s brothers, Bill! He stayed in my son’s tiny house and helped me take some drawers out of a cabinet in our RV. Bill is an expert woodworker. Actually, so is Alan, my sis-in-law’s hubby—he made us a beautiful trivet, out of wine corks and stained wood.

Hair Growth

My hair has grown quite a lot in a year.

So much so, that before we knew we would move, my son give me an undercut:

My undercut (haircut/shave by my son).
Undercut side view. My hair is so thick and this cut helped me stay cool.

Dental work

I’m still missing my front tooth.

Insert song in your head here, All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth. LOL You can’t get it out of your head, can you? Haha! Pun intended.

I make a good pirate with my missing tooth though, right? Pic of me and my granddaughter using a fun pirate filter on Google Duo.

I won’t go into it all, but suffice to say after spending another $5k on my teeth in September/October and by December, experiencing a toothache from one of the three new crowns—dentures are in my near future!

If you know an excellent and thoroughly trustworthy holistic dentist, in the Bradenton Florida area, let me know!

Gulfport: Making new friends

When we reached our mental breaking point in the woods, hubby found an AirBnB in the Gulfport area of St. Petersburg Florida.

And since we had not been out much in 17 months, we really enjoyed walking to the Main Street area to the popular nearby restaurants.

Hubby Richard created several digital pieces of art while we were in Gulfport, FL. ❤️😉

One restaurant, I had previously loved when we used to live in Palmetto and would come here occasionally, let us down on our first day out! Not enough help. Too busy. Breakfast was cold when it showed up. And two loudmouth guys wouldn’t shut up the whole time we sat there.

I was beginning to think we had made a mistake coming to Gulfport.

But then, we tried the Irish pub one afternoon for dinner and it fast became our hangout! Live music everyday and friendly staff, musicians, and patrons!

Loved the fish and cucumber salad at the Irish pub!

Our early evenings at the pub almost made me forget about the plandemic for a minute!

I got to meet one of the gals whom I had met on Clubhouse (and was supposed to meet in person at a particular soul type retreat), and we had a great time!

Enjoying time with her really helped me heal the hurt I had felt over all that had transpired from me simply choosing not to attend the retreat (and posting that information on Facebook—without tagging, or directly naming the event and its organizers). I had sought only to inform my friends, but some took it personally anyway. (That’s on them.)

I chose not to play their game (I simply canceled my hotel reservation and said, “No”—but oh, some people can’t hear that word)!

Speaking of Clubhouse, I joined, got fairly involved, brought a few others in, learned a lot, and gave even more, and QUIT all within a year. (Mostly due to my own time management and because there seemed to be a lot of scammers showing up on there!)

And speaking, or rather writing, about small businesses, yes, I continue to support many holistic health and other small businesses—more on that here.

Hubby working at our computer while I worked on my laptop, in the AirBnB

As for our little efficiency duplex AirBnB rental unit in Gulfport, we would go back! It was quiet and clean. And very close to the Main Street area and marina. Though I worked 2 weeks, and only took 2 weeks off (to create the Communing with Trees course and clear out 200+ notes from my Notepad app), we enjoyed our time in Gulfport WITH hot water and ELECTRICITY very much!

Honoring the Sacred Past

I feel the Winter Solstice that didn’t shine sunbeams into the Newgrange chamber in Ireland December 2019, was meant to warn me of the tumultuous years ahead. And that I would continue to integrate my shadow self this year as I began this task last year. Apparently, it is ongoing work. ☯️

Somehow I feel the Live Oak trees in Hollister told the Banyan and Palm trees in Bradenton that I was coming, because after our current rental home (a one bedroom single story condo) fell into our proverbial laps, by way of a friend, I found myself surrounded by trees! And in the city?!? Go figure!

I discovered this amazing and huge Banyan tree in our 55+ community by getting out and walking everyday! You can’t possibly know how thrilled I was to find it!

Banyan tree, Bradenton FL

Celebrating Family

After 5 drives back to the woods to pack more belongings into our car, it was Thanksgiving, which I also call, Thanksliving time.

Aaron and Abby had us over for a grand Thanksgiving feast—even better than last year! Aaron’s turkey was the best!

We just brought two pies (from Fresh Market in Bradenton), as our easy contribution! And my son’s girlfriend, Rachael, arrived in time to spend the last hour of our visit with us (as she had spent Thanksgiving with her kids). Family. By blood or by choice—either way, find some. What else is life for?

Online classes

Because we are limiting our time out of the house, I’ve had more time to participate in online groups and programs. I’ll share a few next:

The Green Smoothie Girl

As well, I continued making shakes for breakfast and lunch with protein powder from The Green Smoothie Girl.

The first time around, I enjoyed doing this fasting type cleanse with my daughter, which helped me mentally, as I had felt down because we couldn’t visit in 2020-2021. Doing this detox together was emotionally supportive and a bit fun!

I highly recommend Robyn’s products.

I buy the protein powder in the big bag now. I also think the flax is amazing too.

If you’d like to give this plan a try, here’s the link: https://shop.greensmoothiegirl.com/pages/food-supplements?affiliate=895

The Sacred Science

I started the year with a course from The Sacred Science called, Inner Alchemy. It was very deep and healing.

Screen capture from the home page of the course: Inner Alchemy by The Sacred Science.

I spent several months watching the videos and doing the homework in this course, about the same time I signed up for Dr. Joe’s offering, so it took me awhile to complete. And I highly recommend both.

I learned new tips and gained insights into my Self that brought more peace and appreciation into each of my days. (And I can get “in a mood” with the best—or worst—of them, so to speak.)

In humility, I am always working on my Self.

Dr. Joe Dispenza

Screen capture of heading in Dr. Joe Dispenza’s app: The Formula.

I got through all Dr. Joe’s videos fairly fast, but then it came time to do the daily meditations. Hmm.

I love to meditate, but something in this course got me stuck. Was it Dr. Joe’s pace? His vocal tone (which differs from his speaking voice)? I don’t know. But I will return to the meditations at some point.

NES Infoceuticals

I abSOULutely resonate with so much of the information in Harry Massey’s book, Decoding the Human Body-Field: The New Science of Information as Medicine.

After 3 weeks of dealing with a cold/flu bug a few weeks ago, I called my NES Health practitioner and got some Infoceuticals. After the first dose I felt 50% better! They are amazing!

If you get through everything else and still feel poorly, or want to see what else you can do to improve your health energetically, then I highly recommend reaching out to a NES practitioner:

https://www.neshealth.com/en/infoceuticals/

New Music

Hubby and I continue to work on showcasing his original new music—getting it out to more musicians who play Live. And we’re working with a new distributor to get the songs on all the major music platforms:

  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes / Apple Music (link below)
  • Spotify
  • Deezer
  • N1M
  • YouTube

And Richard has created new visuals for each of his songs, to be played on a screen behind the musicians or online, etc.

Here’s the link to our new music for Apple listeners:

https://music.apple.com/us/artist/richard-murrey/1487330877

I know with his genius talent and experience, plus, my tenacity and perseverance (not to mention my co-creative and positive outlook), we can reach far and wide.

We write music for new artists! ❤️🦋🌀🎼

Can you dig it?!?

I setup a new website: MurreyCreations.com this year and a shopping site, so there are more ways to reach us.

Missing my girls

I am still missing seeing my girls… my daughter and granddaughters in New Hampshire. Dammit! No. Omniscience BLESS it! I know things can change!

I miss my girls sooo much! I look at the pictures and videos from our last time together, and have to quickly dry my tears when we Google Duo video chat because I see how much they’ve grown and how much time as passed! Oh, how much I have missed due to some unseen virus!

I work my DE-program though, and know that’s MY issue to clear and release. To heal. And perhaps as I heal myself, I heal others. I don’t know, but it’s a nice and very FREEING thought!

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A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

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Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

26 seconds to get under your skin

Did you know that it only takes 26 seconds for the chemicals in your personal care products to enter your bloodstream?

Well, if man-made chemicals can get in (and that fast), I would rather skip them and their side effects and opt for natural options, like essential oils!

Essential oils have been found to mostly improve the body by aiding its ability to repair and rejuvenate.

To ease what ails you

To ease what ails you

Restless sleep

Can’t sleep? Restless. Mind chatter keeping you awake?

Try putting some Lavender and Bergamot on your pillow case or eye mask when you go to bed.

I still rely on the little sleep tincture too, on nights I find it especially difficult to fall asleep: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/supplements-1/products/sleep-naturally-supplement

Shingles

I wrote this answer to a friend who was diagnosed with shingles after getting vaccinated “against” shingles:

I had a mild case of shingles years ago too (as diagnosed by my skin cancer dermatologist doc). The cure? For me, it was eating raw vegan for a few months!

I juiced and ate raw fruits, vegetables, sprouts, seeds, and nuts. I bought recipe books and watched raw vegan videos and even attended raw vegan meetup group potlucks and took uncooking classes with a raw vegan chef! It was an amazing journey.

When I went back for a recheck my dermatologist doc was shocked! But he didn’t even want to know how I healed myself. His last words to me were, “call us if you need us again.” And I’ve never been back!

That’s been over a decade ago. Prior to that, his office had me going in every year for a cancer screening check.

I sure hope you find your solution and feel better fast! ❤️🦋🌀🙏😘

Skin tags, moles, and warts

A person had a large wart on the bottom of one toe that refused to disappear despite repeated applications of Melaleuca alone.

A mix of Eucalyptus, Melaleuca alternifolia, Lavender, Thieves, and Frankincense was used and the stubborn wart disappeared in less than a week.

I typically apply Frankincense or Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil to a skin tag or mole, daily for a week or two, and watch as the mole dries up and disappears.

For skin tags, I give them a quarter turn each day in the same direction until they fall off. And what’s really cool is—there’s no scar!

Comparatively, I have a white scar where a dermatologist froze off a large (and deep) mole on my belly—15 years ago! (It was tested and found to be benign too.)

Complexion Issues

When one gets white dry patches on the face, try Melaleuca alternifolia oil, or tea tree.

As well, for breakouts, nothing works more quickly with amazing results than this oil! I highly recommend you keep this on hand in your medicine cabinet: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/banished-primal-blemish-serum-0-5-oz?_pos=1&_sid=9925d907a&_ss=r

Knee Injury

After a severe meniscus tear (knee injury) the pain never stopped. A person had been taking heavy duty pain meds for two years. Then started using Wintergreen & Cypress and had immediate relief, applied to the knees about 4-5 times per day.

Additionally, the person took Young Living’s NingXia Red 2oz per day, Sulfurzyme 4 caps per day, and BLM 4 caps per day and after 6 weeks, the pain was gone and the person didn’t have to use the oils. That was three years ago.

As for me, I did one 10 minute session of Pranayama breathing as my knee pain left completely. That’s been about 5 years ago!

Muscle Spasms

I keep a bottle of Basil essential oil on my bedside table. When I get leg cramps, muscle spasms in my legs, it’s quick relief!

Basil essential oil also soothes sciatica pain.

A few drops massaged into the skin seems to do the trick.

Post Surgery Pain

Use 20 drops Valerian, 10 drops of Helichrysum, 3 drops of Clove & 3 drops of Peppermint placed in 2 size “00” empty vegecaps. Essential oil recipe by Gary Young.

Disclaimer

As the body chemistry of each individual is different, results from using the same oil or product may vary from those described above.

Scripture References

Bible references about essential oils and incense:

Ezekiel 47: 12, Gen 37:25, Matt 2:11, Numbers 16Exodus 12:22, 29:7, Leviticus 2:1-2, Mark 14:3, and my favorite James 5:14-15 ❤️🦋🌀🙏

Have you tried Jing soda yet?

Do you drink soda or soda pop?

If you would like to stop drinking soda (or alcohol), and replace it with something tasty and healthy, keep reading!

I have just tried 4 flavors of this new soda replacement stuff that I love. It’s called Jing.

And what is kinda weird is that I love the cola flavor though I never drink Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or such!

Jing soda, Cola flavor from Reishi mushrooms!

Reasons I love Jing soda:

  • Contains healthy ingredients like ginseng, turmeric, and reishi and chaga mushrooms
  • Tastes great!
  • No sugar!
  • No Stevia aftertaste (they got the balance right, I guess)
  • It’s concentrated, so it is easy to ship
  • I control how much I use
  • Can be used as a cocktail mixer
  • Keto diet approved

For many years, I haven’t drank soda (about 20 years), but I have loved root beer, orange, and grape sodas, as I grew up drinking soda.

Notably, I didn’t drink more than one or two sodas a day, but I believe that caused me to have dental cavities as a child (and I’m sure paying for that now)!

I had quit drinking soda not just because of the sugar, but because of the carbonation. I didn’t believe it was a good idea to swallow carbon dioxide (since that’s what we exhale), and there must be a reason we exhale that. Right?

Let me know what you think of Jing soda if you try it.

I don’t make any money from this, I buy mine from the same link:

Jing soda

To our better health! ❤️🦋🌀〰️

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here.

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

What I learned from Clubhouse

By participating on Clubhouse for about 6 months this year, I learned:

  • Have Patience with others
  • Have Persistence with myself
  • Prepare at least a few talking points before each call
  • Practice engaging communication skills with every person I meet
  • Be honest; no hiding
  • Practice with many, though I may only deeply connect with a few
  • Build depth; enjoy deep meaningful conversations
  • When setting up calls, meditate to uncover what topics to discuss
  • Allow the conversation to meander a bit, before attempting to bring it back on topic
  • Record or take copious notes
  • Don’t answer people on the back channel that I haven’t talked with first in a room
  • Don’t join 100 rooms
  • Decide how much time I can commit to the app and stick to it
Clubhouse announcement: leaving 12/31/2021

I am all for networking and building online friendships, but people must be honest and have integrity. Not everyone wants to buy your stuff.

These were some of the topics I facilitated chats about:

Clubhouse discussion topics.

How woo-woo are you?

Are you woo-woo?

No, woo-woo isn’t about Halloween stuff, or things that go bump in the night. At least not necessarily.

Remember there’s no “dark switch,” as Abraham-Hicks says. The light is always there.

Most of us are simply living in the shadow (or observing shadows) because we’re blocking the light. Yes, our Ego (our self acknowledged human) is in our own way, blocking the Light.

Truth / Wisdom Seeker

One can spend their entire life truth seeking, yet still, with so many subjects (and rabbit holes), can Truth ever really be found?

I simply observe Nature. And I observe myself. Then, I observe myself in relationship with others.

I think Nature can answer most (if not all), of our important questions.

Here are just a few examples of things I have looked into:

Truth in Sacred texts

The Holy Bible says, “To everything turn, turn, turn.”

From an early age, I thought this meant to keep turning the pages of books, or of my life.

Now, I read it to understand that I am allowed and encouraged to TURN (and keep on turning) to what FEEDS my soul (FEELS good to me)!

The Bible states,

“Lean not unto your own understanding.”

And

“Study to show thyself approved.”

On the surface, these two statements seem to be contradictory teachings.

But to whom were the messages given to? At what time? And for what purpose?

This is why Context is so important. It is also why we are called not to judge (though we are called to be discerning, which is different than judging), because we can never truly know a person or what all they’ve been through.

Is there Truth in Life Experiences?

Look at Light as it comes though a rainbow to display different colors. Is the Light not coming from the same source?

I use the analogy of a mirror ball to illustrate how we can’t ever see the WHOLE from one perspective.

All points of view are included in the WHOLE.

When we disagree with someone, it’s usually because their perspective is 180 degrees different from ours!You just can’t understand their point of view when you’re not seeing things from their perspective.

I won’t ever nullify anyone’s personal life experience. Why would I?

“We don’t have a control language for totality. Command the image of totality.” Terence McKenna.

Truth in Archeology?

Perhaps if we look to the Earth, and hard sciences like Archeology, we can get at the truth.

I love watching shows like, Ancient Aliens.

Research Gobekli Tepe and you’ll learn its one of the oldest civilizations found to date. It even predates Stonehenge!

And to think, when I was growing up, I had been taught the world was only 6,000 years old! (People wonder why kids ask questions about religion.)

Truth in Politics?

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” John Adams, Founding Father and 2nd US President

If we aren’t moral and religious, then what?

I hear lies from ALL. There. I said it.

Hitler belonged to the political German Workers‘ Party, that later changed its name to the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, otherwise known as the Nazi party.

Just pointing out the obvious here: “Workers” and “Socialism.” We all know how Hitler’s story ended. Why does it seem we’re going down THAT road again?

I never thought I’d see a tyrannical government in America in my lifetime, but alas, here were are. I’ve said for years that we don’t really live in a FREE country, but damn, I didn’t think I would lose the freedom of speech!

Truth in Past Lives?

Maybe if we look backwards even further, we can gain some additional insights? This takes willingness, courage, and humility to look WITHIN.

Some say Saddam Hussein thought he had been Nebuchadnezzar and King Nimrod (tower of Babel builder) in former lives. He had his image put on a coin with Nebuchadnezzar’s face and had been building a new Tower of Babel!

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As the spiral expands though, I hope for more wisdom and compassion to accrue.

I continue to look within.

Deep Thinker

There’s sooo much to learn!

Obviously, I am a deep thinker. Are you?

Do you meditate? Star gaze? Day dream? Can’t sleep once a question enters your mind?

This is one of the reasons I have loved The Logical Song by Supertramp since I first heard it as a teen!

Lightworker

I witness the power of the divine flame to burn what isn’t necessary and clear another path forward.

Light isn’t just what is emitted from a bulb or candle. The human body emits light too!

When you walk into a dark room after having shut off a bright light, it takes a couple minutes for your eyes to adjust. Think about it.

Maybe that’s why that whole “count to 10” thing works (to help us regain emotional control) when we are mad?

I have always wanted to know where electricity comes from. Energy intrigues me.

Remember FAITH is a SUBSTANCE of what is hoped for. It’s real. Pray knowing that.

We’re off to see the wizard, as the song says!

❤️🦋🌀🎼〰️🔥🙏☯️

Witchy

Well, this is a deep subject, isn’t it?

Good or bad. Dark or light.

I have come to see the many ways, over the centuries, how this label has been misused. And innocent people have died because of it.

Sit down with someone who is knowledgeable on the subject of witchery and you may be quite surprised to learn the many mistruths we’ve been taught over the years.

I have learned and absorbed much from visiting sacred sites, such as Stonehenge, Newgrange, Knowth, the Yew tree at Rosslyn, Fairy Glen spiral, and the Witches Well (Edinburgh, Scotland). Certainly, I became aware and attuned to strong connections with Gaia from having had those experiences.

I don’t think observing, respecting, and working with nature, sitting or walking in nature, gazing at crystals, gazing at the moon and stars, enjoying a predawn walk, hugging trees, sitting in circle, pouring libations, praying, singing, chanting, drawing sacred geometry geometry, setting annual intentions, writing or speaking from Spirit, or making tinctures makes me a witch. But, eh, whatever! LOL

Perhaps we can broaden the definition of the label, or better yet, drop it altogether.

As I explained to my 10 year old granddaughter one night while discussing the difference between religions (including the dark arts), if anyone hurts someone, it doesn’t matter what label they have, that’s where I set my boundaries—no one can hurt another on my watch.

I have written on this previously too. Suffice now to say, any religion can have within it, those practicing dark arts.

Shaman

I see shamanic work as that of raising shadow into light, balancing the yin and yang, or getting back in touch with our earthly nature. I don’t think shamanism is woo woo at all.

And after living in an RV full-time for 11 years and Off Grid for 17 months, I got back to my roots.

I teach Integrated Spiral™ courses because they have grown me into WHOLENESS!

🌀 Energy Tuning

🔵 Mirror ball: Valuing ALL perspectives

🌱 Growing & F-L-O-W-I-N-G (Everything Resolves to Gratitude)

☯️ Kaleidoscope: Finding value in Everything, Interconnectedness (We Are All Connected)

Spiritual

If you are breathing, you’re Spiritual (in my book).

Yoke with. Breathe with. Spirit. Every day.

Spirit or Presence would simply love your acknowledgment. But Spirit will go on and be fine without your acknowledgement too.

Spirit doesn’t need you. As the glorious sunshine doesn’t need you. You’re nice and all, but remember your place and who’s been here longer.

The Presence of God IS Everywhere. ❤️🦋🌀〰️

Enlightened

I love to listen to Russell Brand, Sadhguru, Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith, Zach Bush, Brian Rose, Dr Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Maryanne Williamson, and those leaders who can look and value ALL perspectives.

Change your perspective and find meaning in joy in your current task.

Even monks go grocery shopping. Sweep floors. Wash laundry. And bathe. They just do all these tasks, prayerfully. Always aware of the Spirit that transcends.

When I was a child, I never could have imagined the number of mystical teachers I would have, or even have access to, in my life. And I am profoundly grateful.

I imagined having a picture phone, but never having an Internet. Thank Omniscience for these tools though, so I can stay Connected with my granddaughters, my daughter, son, and ALL of you (who have chosen to Connect with me).

I will always stand for Freedom and Free Will (Choice).

If you want to learn HOW we can change our perspectives to live in more Balance and harmony, check out my Integrated Spiral DE-program.

Amen. Namaste. OM

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Natural sunscreen

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. And by this “man,” I’m referring to most who make all kinds of sunscreens that contain harmful chemicals (or those who claim the sun itself is bad).

Toxic sunscreen cancer lawsuit meme: Aerosol sunscreens containing benzene linked to acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and several other blood cancers. Request a free case review (from someone—no name is given.)

Twenty minutes of unfiltered daily sunlight is a healthy thing! We were born on a planet that has a sun for a reason and it’s life-giving!

Natural sunscreens have worked for me for years!!! And as my mom used to say, the PROOF is in the pudding! My Vitamin D (which is really a hormone, not a vitamin) levels are good, whereas most people are deficient in Vitamin D.

Here’s a good choice if you want to wear sunscreen: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/summer-collection/products/sun-up-before-sun-protector-1

Primal Life Organics Natural Sun Protection

Years ago, a veterinarian I had taken our two shih-tzu’s to agreed with my use of coconut oil (on our dogs and me) because all the parents on the Caribbean island where he grew up slathered coconut oil on their children from head to toe, from birth til they left home and no one got melanoma etc.

I have never had melanoma AND coconut oil actually FEEDS our skin, unlike those nasty chemicals in over the counter sunscreen products! But who am I?!? ❤️🦋🌀🌅😘

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here.

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Depressive thoughts?

Robyn Openshaw, aka the Green Smoothie Girl, sent an email out that speaks to exactly what I started doing mid summer 2020 that pulled me out of Lockdown depression!!

What did Robyn say?

Balance.

Yes, it’s all about Balance.

She’s been talking and writing tips for staying mentally, emotionally, and physically well for some time, see this article of Robyn’s from April 2021:

https://greensmoothiegirl.com/natural-ways-deal-with-stress/

But my problem was, I didn’t reach out to Robyn (or search her blog), reach out to anyone, or even read my own book, when I experienced DEPRESSING THOUGHTS!

Thankfully, I was able to pull out of the DEEP dark hole in mind, but it was a scary time! I didn’t even cry (as I would have years ago). But my strong WILL kicked in at some point, and I told myself, “Go for a walk.” That’s right! As simple and innocuous as that sounds, just getting off my rear and stepping outside, really was the beginning to me getting my Life back!

I started noting things I noticed in Nature. I started noting new thoughts as they dropped into my mind, as I was walking.

It was hot.

I was sweaty.

I had bugs nipping at my body.

Then, I began Communing with the Trees on our property and along the dirt street while I was walking.

After a few weeks, I had started a new diet program that came my way. And I had started some new supplements.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took.

I found a bit of relief with each step I took. Yes, I did.

But what became even more exciting was that I began to codify my thought processes and subsequent actions.

And all of that is what I pulled together to create the loose, creative framework for others to use in building their own daily ritual(s) called, Integrated Spiral™.

Because we already have all the books, videos, podcasts, tools, and such to get ourselves healthy and happy, but not the processes in place to integrate them into each day!

And the thing is, practicing simply a few Integrated Spiral methods, the first is something I call, Gratitude F-L-O-W, you can begin to experience a mood lift! I love uplifting others. Now, we can help each other. It is possible to feel better, relieve anxious feelings and find relief from the struggle. Let’s talk.

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Off Grid RV: Pros and Cons

Pros and Cons of Off Grid RV Living

Why are we calling it quits after 17 months in the woods?

Read on. It really comes down to sustainability. Our mental and physical sustainability.

Compare and Contrast

Pros

Through sheer will, I’ve been able to turn most of the things that challenged me, into transformative processes! And there have been good times.

  • I walked barefoot in the beach sand of the country road. (This grounded me and eased lonely feelings.)
  • I developed and committed to a daily Gratitude process, that I codified into Integrated Spiral.
  • I loved communing with the grandmother tree on the property and gaining resilience from her.
  • I enjoyed stargazing and looking at the moon on clear nights and dancing outside.
  • We enjoyed hanging out with My son, his girlfriend, and our neighbors.
  • I loved grilling food outside on my son’s Cuisinart propane grill
  • I perfected pan frying frozen salmon and tuna on a gas stove!
  • I loved the sounds of nature.
  • I loved watching the birds, bats, dragonflies, and butterflies.
  • I loved planting herbs and trees. And putting in a garden. My herbs and trees grew well.
  • I enjoyed sitting in a 3 foot deep pool on a hot day with a cold adult beverage in hand.

Cons

  • Generating enough power. I could write a book on generators now. I’m not kidding! And even though we live innthe sunshine state, we didn’t get enough sun on our solar panels to meet our needs.
  • We did use less. We turned off our RV refrigerator and bought a dorm size fridge. Used our microwave for only 30 seconds at a time, eventually quit using it after my son tried using it for 6 minutes (after we had installed a new inverter and new lithium batteries and knocked out our power—it was never quite right after that).
  • We did without our electric fireplace, which we always loved. It used too much power. My son put in a small propane buddy heater to resolve our heating needs in the winter, and that worked well.
  • We couldn’t run our built in RV vacuum. It used too much power.
  • We tried living the first few months without air conditioning. I couldn’t work (with sweat running from my armpits), and do all I was doing without AC. We had to run one dedicated generator (turning it on/off several times a day) to maintain a comfortable temp and humidity. My son had to direct wire it.
  • Speaking of my son, we had to rely on him for any handy work that had to be done. No RV tech, electrician or such would come to the country or come out during COVID.
  • Speaking of humidity, we had to deal with mold inside the RV. We removed all the cabinet doors and ran two or three small fans and two dehumidifiers to establish proper air flow and ventilation.
  • Bugs. The county doesn’t spray for mosquitoes, which is also good (reduces our toxic load), provides food for lizards, bats, etc. But we can’t step out our door without something biting us. And even while taking a shower outside in the bathhouse, we swat a few bugs away—and duck when a mama bird chose to build a nest in there!
  • Speaking of critters, we only saw one snake, but thought we heard sasquatch one night! Though that inspired a song!
  • Falling tree limbs. Yes, falling trees and branches have killed people! Enough said.
  • Our vegetable garden failed. First year it was too hot or we planted too late. Second year it rained too much.
Why are we calling it quits?

Irony

I didn’t want to pay $500 a month for RV park lot rent (that included $100 worth of electricity per month), because the park had raised its monthly rent $50 a month each year we’d lived there, and we had no amenities.

YET, after moving to the country (to my son’s property), we spent $25k+ on solar setup to live rent free Off Grid. AND after 17 months of that (mentally and physically challenging time), we are now (about to be) paying $1000 a month, plus electricity, for a 1 bedroom apartment! Hahahaha!!!

The only difference is that we’ve never lived in a 55+ community before! Hope we’ll like it!

#owned3houses #livedRVlife #livedOffGrid #gettingOLDsucks #IhaveNOanswers #backtoapartmentlife #55pluscommunity

Green Acres

Get back to Nature they said. It will be fun they said! Life showed me what a bitch it could be!

Given all the Pros detailed above, here’s the thing: Life is unsustainable. All good things must come to an end. Bodies eventually get old and tired. And though this unique (yet old and basic) lifestyle seems like it would be fun, exciting, and glamorous—it takes W-O-R-K. A whole lotta work!

And after living on grid all our lives, we’re lazy and spoiled. And that’s okay!

March 2020, I wrote:
https://sheilamurrey.net/2020/03/31/were-livin-off-grid/

Learning from the trees

As Roger Miller famously sings, “You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd.” And apparently, we can’t get enough sun on solar panels in the woods.

Yet, I continue to meditate upon what I’ve learned. This experience has bared me to my soul. I can stand strong in my power, determining with wisdom, what I can and cannot change.

Perhaps you noticed I had 11 Pros and 11 Cons to Off Grid RV living in my lists above. Choosing to stay or go really comes down to the deal breakers, and how much we are willing to put up with.

When an available apartment figuratively, fell into our laps, we felt it was the right move to make. After all, Everything in life is temporary, so why not rent?

Life is good, and God is good—ALL the time.

You can read more here (and see pictures of our off grid living: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2020/12/02/full-time-rv-life-energy-hogs/

A bit about me, your Spiral Sister

I’m an open vessel of Spirit (Source | Omniscience | Energy) offering a 4-week, small group, self-coaching transformational program called, Integrated Spiral. Mindful daily practices to apply what we have and bring us back into balance: mind, body, spirit, and soul. Expanding our perspectives to diffuse tension (within ourselves) and empower (and improve) our relationships—even the ones we think we’ve lost.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my holistic health book that details how I naturally reversed asthma, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available now. Buy it here

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself