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The Sense of Truth

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, California.

Celebrating my birthday last month was a wonderful reflection on the lessons and growth I’ve had over the past year. In May 2022, I hadn’t even met the good friends I now have; the yoga studio I currently teach at didn’t even exist; and I definitely didn't anticipate using my "pandemic gifts" by offering psychic and evidential mediumship readings at a local metaphysical store.

Of course, the universe had it all planned. I just needed to pay attention to where I was being guided. When we’re feeling stuck (no change or movement in a situation), or eagerly wanting an answer, take a step back and ask yourself, “What’s the higher lesson for me here?” What’s my intention with what I want and why? How am I acting and what patterns does that hold?

Dr. Brian Weiss shares in his book Many Lives, Many Masters: “A life cannot be rushed, cannot be worked on a schedule as so many people want it to be. We must accept what comes to us at a given time, and not ask for more... Time is not as we see time, but rather in lessons that are learned.”

Lessons are universal— balance, courage, forgiveness, compassion, grace, and so on. Whatever the lesson is, it’s about bringing more love to yourself. That is where the growth is.

As a birthday ritual, I did a reading for myself using the Earth Warriors Oracle cards by Alana Fairchild. I asked for guidance on: “What do I need to know at this point in my life journey?” The card I pulled was: Amuata: Sage of Higher Knowledge.

It aptly describes my experiences the past 3 years and is also a message for this new era. Some highlights are:

"Seek what feels true, even beyond the logical. If something doesn't feel right, challenge it and dig deeper. There is always new knowledge beyond existing boundaries of thought. Finding the correct information in this age— where information of varying truth and usefulness is abundant— is an important skill to develop. Sometimes intuition and instinct will tell you that a piece of information accepted by others is not true for you."

For me, truth comes when there is less noise. My head space immediately feels more clear when I take a quiet walk, go on a bicycle ride along the beach, spend time in my garden, or journal. Generally, I avoid engaging with anything or anyone that has the energy of gossip, or has headlines that are primarily meant to elicit a reaction and keep you in that reaction. Using my time in meaningful, mindful ways feels good and clean for my energy. A practice in mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual hygiene.

Be well,



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