Spirituality and Self Healing Feed

Your Magic Mirror – An Empowerment Workshop for Self-Healing, Recovery and Transformation in Rochester, NY Sat Feb 1 from 1-3 pm Carmen Clark Lodge at the Brighton Town Park 777 Westfall Rd 14620 $36 includes Merinda and the Magic Mirror... Read more →


My Sense of What’s Ahead is My Recommendation Happy, healing, becoming-more-whole 2014! This year energetically feels very active and solid, including looking to more clearly and foundationally define the positive and separate/release the negative (meaning what doesn’t exist/compute in the... Read more →


How to Find (and Keep!) Your Great Light

A “little light” is realistically as good as it gets to add to our power to make our way in the world – and so it must be enough. I offer as my end of this year gift to you five key ways to transform in your greater – “lighter”, as it were, self . . . And Beyond, Rise to Your Challenge to Trust . . . Read more →


Can You BE at Peace This Year?

It is so elusive – and how could it not be in our violent world – and yet it remains the great message of this holiday season – of every holiday season every December. Peace . . . peace . . . we are told to seek, in our hearts, in our world . . .The “present” of becoming more greatly present, aware, and empowered is all you can offer a world desperate to transform and transcend dysfunction. Read more →


How to Access Your Great Spirit to Give And Receive . . . Miracles

I work so much, both in my practice and my own life, especially with complicated and peaking challenges, in how to access and develop our power to connect and support our own Great Spirits as a unique expression of the All That Is. In honor of you and your amazing work to support all greater good and the key spirit of this holiday...I want to share ten points of reference as key practices to access your Great Spirit... Read more →


Thanking is Completion

I have facilitated ongoing women’s self-healing and spirituality groups since I started Centering Tools in 1987... I asked the group to consider, as we move towards...the full holiday season, this deeper meaning of gratitude beyond the increasingly popular practice and belief that “thanking” involves “focusing on the (judged) good”, but to instead meditate on how to thank everything without denying all that occurred as a key aspect of completion for healing and necessary development. Read more →


A Tragedy and a Message for Our Times

We remain such a barbaric society in great denial, filled with excuses, blame, resentment and entitlement that takes us as far away from our own great spirits as it endlessly perpetuates great abuse. No wonder we cannot make peace within and without! The political challenges of our times are the spiritual challenges of our times; and we cannot afford to continue to deny, excuse, justify and blame who we decide to objectify, neglect and violate. As it was said, “what we do to the least of them . . . ” we do to ourselves – and we all continue to lose...We can only recover through self-healing, which then leads to enlightened knowing about how to really care and be compassionate without condition. That in turn supports the greater good – said to be our spiritual mission – that we continue to seek to actualize throughout our lifetimes. Read more →


A service in celebration of Mother Earth. Integrating world music with songs from the wild, Missa Gaia celebrates the whole earth as a sacred space. This popular contemporary service features an expanded joint and community choir directed by Vera Forster, and a unique instrumental ensemble including soprano sax, percussion and a host of animal voices. Join us for this wonderful celebration of Creator and Creation including the wolf, the whale and loon! Read more →


Peace, Intimacy, Freedom

When peace, intimacy and freedom are missing or fractured, dysfunction, codependency, entanglement, addiction, hopelessness, blame, and violence result. These results extend their poisonous effects terribly, horribly into ours and others lives; and great suffering results and continues until recovery can occur. We functionally recover and transform into our higher selves whenever and however we heal and develop. Read more →


Rise to Your Next Level: How to Raise Your Vibrational Frequency to Profoundly Uplift Your Level of Being and Response-Everything exists, functions and shifts at an energy level...in this “next step” day-long workshop intensive...Saturday, October 26 from 9am-4pm in Rochester, NY 14618 Read more →


It is so elusive and changeable, hope – it hurts and heals – and yet it returns again and again in the most surprising and elegant ways to support, sustain and uplift us when we are critically challenged and at a crossroads of decision. Let me know in the comments below this entry how you access hope, what it does for you, and what you most hope for this year for . . . (see how you’re moved to compete this sentence from what feels like a core place of courage, honesty and the authentic part of you that dares to dream!) … Read more →


Faulty belief systems and discovering 'what's real?'

we are all part of the infinitely loving, endlessly aware higher consciousness – and are each, too, an equally and uniquely creating, particularly developing individual being that truly changes worlds and selves – free and seeking loving, new and extensively fulfilling opportunities to unconditionally share. Read more →


Rochester Reiki Practitioners! On Sept 21 from 9-4 Extend Your Skills at Centering Tools Reiki Intensive for Certification

Jumpstart your Reiki practice and add new certification to your credentials at this daylong intensive workshop on the Fall Equinox in Rochester, NY. I have created, integrated and extended over the 15 years of my Reiki practice and teaching ten key Centering Tools Reiki techniques Read more →


What truly satisfies our souls? When we are able to arrive at a fundamental place of unconditionally acknowledging what we are truly grateful for – past, present, and future (all really one source connection!) – we gracefully let go and let be . . . and come to an inner place of rest and opening to become. Read more →


Here is my three-step “uncover what’s really getting in your way” questions for you to answer as my transformational offer to you to find out what you really need, in order to get what you truly want: Read more →