Thursday, December 27, 2012

I'm Healing the Japanese... or Are the Japanese Healing Me?!?

It's been way too long since I've blogged here... Hope that you had a very Merry Christmas, everyone! And Happy Golden Age, too: As of this past 12/21 (Winter Solstice), we have entered a very special Time on our dear Planet Earth. Welcome to this auspicious time on this Earth!

I wanted to share about how I've been healed by the Japanese people who come to Sedona this past year. It's been quite a year, a bit of a roller coaster ride. But as I look back, I'm seeing how I reached out to the Japanese - through my interpreting, my tours, and my energy work - and although they say that they were healed by me and my presence, I'm realizing that they also healed me by their love and Presence with me! It's interesting how human relationships work, but I'm noticing yet again in my life that healing is not a one-way street. When healing takes place between people, it often takes in both directions. When we are a catalyst for healing, we also receive the benefits, the echoes, if you will, of that healing.

On Christmas Day I received a special email from one of my Japanese customers who'd been going through a lot in her life when we met. She received some of my energy work while in Sedona. She made the comment that the greatest gift for her during 2012 was getting to meet me! Wow, that was a truly special compliment! I need to frame that and post it in my office space. And when I think about it, meeting the Japanese - all of the beautiful, spiritual Japanese I've met this year - has been the greatest gift in my life this past year as well.

This brings me to the fact that I'm offering some Year-end Specials at this time, in terms of my energy work and products. Here's what I'm offering:

1) My Energy work - and Order of the Magi Readings - are 1/2 price! I'm offering a 50 min. session for $50. Also, I use Matrix Energetics more in my sessions now, so more can be done more quickly, too! (more at This energy work is great for your animals/pets, too, and can be done long distance as well as in person.

2) All Soul Bundles & Young Living oils are 30% off (Can send them out as gifts, directly to your people, too). shows you the details.

3) All my books are 1/2 price (!

Let me know of your interest in any of the above by email - or phone (from my Contact Page on any of my websites) - and we'll arrange it right away.

Finally, when you go to my new main site,, you'll see a button on the top right hand side of my Home Page that you can use to call me: I'm available now for counseling and consultations through Please utilize my services there; or if you know of people who might appreciate my knowledge and wisdom, please let them know as well.

Highest Blessings of Light and Love in these Amazing, Changing Times... And Happy 2013 to All, too! Dancing heart~~~~

Sunday, December 23, 2012

I'm now doing Energy Work thru the Phone (Ingenio, or, too!

Ingenio: Healing through Letting Go

Friday, October 26, 2012

Stranger In A Strange Land: Dog Walking

Stranger In A Strange Land: Dog Walking: Almost every morning now, I walk my dad's Sheltie , Sara. I've always been a morning person, and these walks help me get outside and enjoy t...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Magnificent, Unique Retreat Coming Up - to help you become better friends with death & grief

I just posted an article about Amayra Hamilton's and my holistic, self-care retreat coming up during the last weekend of Sept. - at magnificent Angel Valley Sedona. Please see more at the top article at my site:

Hope that you might be able to join us.. or help us spread the word?!?

Love & Bright Light Blessings, Dancing heart~~~

Monday, June 18, 2012

Peaceful Freedom Fighter of Burma in Magnificent Film, "The Lady"

Last weekend I was given an unexpected opportunity to see the film The Lady that was showing at the new Mary D. Fisher Theater in Sedona, AZ. It is a magnificent film that came out late last year about one amazing woman, Aung San Suu Kyi, known as the "peaceful freedom fighter" - and her man, the academic writer Michael Aris - who have been holding space for democracy in Burma, despite all odds. It is a French-English co-production, directed by Luc Besson, "a man who carries utter respect for women." The same person says that "I genuinely think the purpose of this film isn’t about vanity but to show to everyone out [in the world] what happened in Burma and the courageous work and choices Aung Aan Suu Kyi has achieved for her country."

I have just discovered that you can view this moving, powerful film showing the ongoing battle between light and dark taking place in Burma online; here is the link where you can do that. Michelle Yeoh, the well known and brilliant, beautiful Malaysian actress (Memoirs of a Geisha and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) and David Thewlis (Harry Potter film series and Kingdom of Heaven), who portrays Suu Kyi's steadfast life partner Michael Aris, do a magnificent job of portraying this love story fraught with drama and violence.

One of the most moving parts of the film is when Michael is dying of cancer. He's only a 53-year-old man, has been separated from his wife for years now, and between the two of them they have two grown teenage boys by then. Suu Kyi is given the choice to go back to see her husband - who's now on hospice - and not be allowed to re-enter Burma, or to remain in Burma while her husband is dying in the U.K. She makes a very difficult choice and decides to stay in Burma with her people. It is clear in the film that the two of them, as a couple have been very dedicated to the democratic movement in Burma, so we assume that Suu Kyi, despite her deep grief and pain, must have on some level known that Michael would understand, and perhaps even appreciate her decision to stay with her family and supporters in Burma.

Anyone interested in justice, peace, non-violence, and freedom will appreciate this film. I highly recommend that you see it. I believe that it did not get the justice it deserves in the regular theaters and film circles, as I had not even heard of it until now.

Aung San Suu Kyi's haunting words that we are left with at the close of the film are: "Use your liberty to promote ours."

May we use our liberty - and abundance and peace - to promote the liberty, abundance, and peace of Burma, and those other countries that are still struggling on this magnificent Planet Earth, Dancing heart~~~~

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

"Accept the Unacceptable"

I continue to move through quite a bit of healing and release work, as of late. And one of the healing, releasing modalities that I've come across through a healer friend who introduced me to it is called the Paradox Process. I found it a very helpful process that moves you through literally clearing emotions, through simple feeling statements, about your life that you're not happy or satisfied about -- sort of like the opposite of saying affimations!

An overarching statement that they use in the Paradox release process is "Accept the Unacceptable." Wow, what a useful three-word phrase this has proved to be for me. "Accept the Unacceptable" has become a term, even a kind of mantra for me, that represents where I want to be going as I release all the old judgment that has enslaved me in my life.

Opening my heart to the "Dancing Heart" who I desire to become means forgiving myself - and all the aspects of me that I tend to struggle with. And all the horrible things I've discovered I've done in some of my pastlives, too! I also want to forgive others and their actions that sometimes disturb me; and what better way to do that than to let people off the hook with "Accept the Unacceptable!" Life on Earth is imperfect, I am imperfect, and everyone else is, too. So, here's to Accepting the Unacceptable - hoping and trusting that we're all doing the best that we can in the moment, and that we can likely do better next time :)

Here's a Youtube on "Forgiving the unforgivable" - another piece that might help you, too, Let Go of old judgmental parts of you.

Love, Light, and Deep Forgiveness and Self-love to all, Dancing heart~~~
p.s. By the way, my beautiful, unique, transformational healing baskets/bundles are on Mothers Day Special through the end of May! You can purchase them at:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Yoga on Labyrinth on World Labyrinth Day

Just after the recent World Labyrinth Day this past Sunday, I met with my friend Kayla Gayle who is a labyrinth specialist. Through our conversation, I discovered that she had a very unique experience on that day. We decided to have an interview in order to share her experience with you. Hope that you'll enjoy this as much as we did!
DH: So … Dr. Gayle, as a “labyrinth enthusiast” what were you doing this past World
Labyrinth Day?

KG: We were at the Angel Valley Labyrinth which is near Sedona, AZ. The theme of the day was: "Walk as one, at one, for Peace." Angel Valley’s labyrinth is a replica of the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral, France. It is twice the original size. Walking this sacred geometric pattern, entering at 11:11 we were in the labyrinth for over two hours! We were feeling the vibration shifting and realigning to the accession process. The results are instant and other times sublime. There is a knowing of change with thoughts about life’s occurrences. And one of the reasons we stayed in labyrinth for over two hours was we were doing yoga!

DH: I understand you teach yoga now? What kind of yoga have you gotten into?

K: Kundalini Yoga. Yoga is not about twisting yourself into a pretzel or standing on your head, so much as about nurturing your spirit, and freeing your heart. When the kundalini awakens, your entire life will awaken with abundance, energy, creativity, and more. Yoga is about your journey home.

DH: Did you do that type of yoga in the middle of the labyrinth?

K: The journey to the center of the labyrinth is a wonderful metaphor for the journey within. Every step that we take is a journey. Next time, we might even want to take our yoga mats in with us.

DH: So back to the Kundalini Yoga that you teach, what kind of Yoga is that?

K: Kundalini Yoga, the Yoga of Awareness, is the original and most powerful system of Yoga. It is excellent for students of all levels of experience. The best way to learn about Kundalini Yoga is to experience it for yourself.

DH: And where do you teach it?

K: Several places... One of our adventures reads like this: Our intention is to provide an  unassuming oasis in Sun City, AZ. Slip through our doors and feel an ease in the air. The El Rancho haven heals your body, calms your mind, and strengthens your spirit. Leave the daily stress and shoes at the door. Your first class is just $5! Refresh and rejuvenate by participating in the art of Kundalini Yoga.

DH: Do you have any plans for taking yoga and labyrinths on tour?

K: Yes…we have yoga retreats planned for Belize and Costa Rica. Recently, we’ve been to CA, CO, HI and New Zealand, too! It’s enlightening to facilitate silent retreats and I also enjoy leading day retreats.

DH: And what is your vision? What do you hope to accomplish with this process?

K: We have incredible teachers united in the vision to teach, travel, and share this amazing gift … it is truly a gift to be shared with humanity, especially at this time on planet earth.

DH: What do you mean?

K: Benefits are above and beyond: strengthening core, weight loss, lowers blood pressure …endless results.

DH: If people would like to join you in this, how could they participate, either locally or from a distance?

K: Just be in touch with me. I'd love to share more about the work and play around yoga and the labyrinth that I do with you.

DH: Thanks so much, Kayla! I love how you're creatively bringing together two holistic modalities that are currently helping humanity to heal and connect more deeply with ourselves and our dear Mother Earth. Blessings on all your  May all of our wildest dreams come true!

Here's a brief bio and info so people can contact: Kayla Gayle (Dharma Geet Kaur) Ph.D. is a devoted yoga teacher in training, National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), and university professor. She received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola Marymount and her doctorate in health psychology. Dr. Gayle is the director of Abundance--Yoga, interweaving Kundalini and labyrinth meditations into her classes. Dharma Geet’s yoga style is spiritual, grounded, and inspirational all at the same time. “Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One day you are just a mom. The next day you are wise and prehistoric”. Author of Mystica and the Magical Labyrinth Shell and the Abundance Yoga Book: 40-day Prosperity Plan she facilitates yoga retreats and workshops internationally. Phone: 888.443.6443.
Email: Visit:

To our Health, Wealth, and Deep Healing and Awakening, Dancing heart~~~~

p.s. By the way, Amayra Hamilton, the co- owner and director and I will be leading a "Joyful Transitions: Coming Alive Again" Retreat at Angel Valley Sedona over the new moon in June. Stay tune for the details - in my next article.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Living from the Heart: Drunvalo Melchizedek's Message

Mother Earth and all humanity are currently going through tremendous change, a Change in Consciousness, many say. And everywhere we turn around, changes and transitions are taking place! According to a unique healer and teacher of sacred geometry who has been connected to the native traditions around the world for a long while, Drunvalo Melchizedek, the way to live today is to be "centered in the heart," not in the brain. One might say that this is the "shift" that's taking place today: We are moving from being brain and mind-centered to heart and soul centered. As I quote Jesus in my book, The Last Adventure of Life, the last judgment will be the judgment again judgment itself!

The other evening I stumbled across a 3-part series of Drunvalo's that you would find worth viewing. It can help you understand better why this is a time to move from centering in our brain and mental body to coming more into our heart and emotional body and honoring our soul. The first part of this video can be viewed here. The links to the two other parts are here and here.

Drunvalo is a very gifted teacher. He teaches about the Flower of Life; he also teaches the Mer-ka-ba, an ancient term that defines the human light body, and how we can "travel" using it. He is extremely knowledgeable - as you see from his videos - and he is also deeply connected to his inner child and his heart. He is a joy to listen to and be around, even though it's sometimes hard to keep up with the wisdom he shares. I have had the pleasure of attending several of his day seminars while still living in the Great Northwest, and they were always full of wisdom and "new awakenings" for me personally. Here is a "Heaven & Earth Meditation" by Drunvalo that will help to connect you to your Sacred Heart where we can experience the oneness with all. Drunvalo says that this is the most important meditation we can be doing these days!

Drunvalo is also author of four books, including The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol. I and II; and his books have been published in 29 languages. He has traveled all over the world - leaving the U.S. over 280 times - to help people understand their deep connection to God and to all that is. He is a consultant for the international internet magazine, Spirit of Moat, that has over 1 million viewers every year. He is also the founder of the Flower of Life Facilitators; this organization has been teaching his work in over 60 countries.

Finally, Drunvalo has recently founded his most complete teaching in a facility called School of Remembering with teachers who have started their global work. Drunvalo graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in Fine Arts. He also has a minor in physics and math. He lives in Sedona, AZ, with his (also) loving wife, Claudette. He has six grandchildren.

Thank you, Drunvalo, and many unique teachers among us today - teaching about the power of living in our heart and soul, who are helping us through the amazing changes on earth in our times.

Blessings of Light on this Full Moon, Passover, and Easter weekend, Dancing heart~~~~

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Could you be a financial angel for a fabulous woman and her new project?

Diane Goble, a woman of tremendous integrity and dedication who has experienced a Near Death Experience firsthand, is seeking financial backers for her next book: HOW TO DIE CONSXIOUSLY: Secrets from Beyond the Veil. Below are some of the details. Please support Diane! She is a wonderful woman of talent and grace with a passion to eradicate the fear of death from our culture and world.

Diane Goble is looking for backers who support her work to help kickstart the publishing and marketing of her new title "How to Die Consciously: Secrets from Beyond the Veil." She is offering rewards for pledges including free autographed copies of the book (paperback and hardcover), free meditation CDs, acknowledgement of backers in the book, and one-on-one conversations with Diane.
To review her project, click here and keep up with her progress on her blog. If she doesn't reach her goal by April 9, no funds will be awarded and publication will be delayed indefinitely. If you'd like to see this book published, please consider making a pledge and/or passing this information on to others you think might want to help make it available to those who could benefit from this important information about end-of-life conversations and planning.

Blessings of Hope! And sending much Love & Strength to Diane and all those who are helping to change the consciousness of the world, Dancing heart~~~~

p.s. Here's a Youtube with an interview of Diane Goble. Check it out sometime!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

What If Cannabis Really Does Cure Cancer?

I recently had the privilege of viewing a film at the Sedona Film Festival called "What If Cannabis Cured Cancer?" It was quite an eye-opener and I have been exploring the merits of hemp and cannabis oil ever since. I'm still gathering information, but the stories I'm hearing are remarkable; and they speak for themselves.

For instance, there is a two-part Youtube I've discovered called "Prostate Cancer Cured with Cannabis Oil". And this gentleman, Dennis Hill, after being involved in cancer research for ten years at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, encountered his own personal cancer challenge. Despite a healthy lifestyle, he was not able to keep prostate cancer away - perhaps due to a hereditary component. He planned a "traditional" approach to treatment; but a friend awakened him to the fact that "Cannabis cures cancer." Dennis ended up finding quite a bit of scientific evidence that cannabis indeed does cure cancer.

Another film you may like to view is called "Running from the Cure." This film is about a Nova Scotian man, Rick Simpson, who has openly shared the natural power of hemp/cannabis, despite its illegality. The Rick Simpson Story has been made possible by Rick Simpson and video producer Christian Laurette; and it's made free to teach us all about the fact that we can help ourselves of diseases using cannabinoids.

Cannabis has proven to be anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmatic, and anti-bacterial. If you are dealing with any ailment - most major cancers, many chronic illnesses, migraines, depression, chronic pain, nausia, glaucoma, etc. - you may wish to look into this plant. It is available in some states - at least where the plant is legal - through dispensaries.

Cannabis can also help with skin issues and cancer. Here is a Youtube that a friend shared with me re the stages that a man went through in his healing a nose skin cancer using Cannabis oil.

Finally, there is a new MLM company called Versativa that's selling new and exciting Hemp products - through their parent company Forever Green. I invite you to check these companies out if you'd like to support the hemp product in our world. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or if you'd just like to learn more about the products and company. If I can't answer your question, I can steer you in the right direction!

To our Health, Wealth, and Natural Healing & Awakening, Maria dancing heart~~~~

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thrilled and Honored to Participate in the Showing of "Jun-Ai" (Film) in Sedona

A couple of weekends ago, over my birthday, I unexpectedly had the time of my life here in Sedona! I knew that I was going to do some interpreting for a Japanese spiritually oriented tour group that was coming to Sedona with Club World Co. from the Tokyo area, but I had no idea that I would be meeting the key-players in a most remarkable "Japanese-Chinese collaboration for the world" film entitled Jun-Ai. In fact, I became the de facto interpreter for the Japanese actress and project manager of the film as it was presented at the Sedona Film Festival. The lead actress's name is Keiko Kobayashi; someone appropriately called her "the Julia Roberts of Japan." She is a uniquely talented and courageous actress, screenwriter, and producer in Japan who helped spear-head this moving film. She is also a woman with a profound vision for world peace - for the sake of the children of the world. She believes firmly that one film can help to change the world! She is also doing some wonderful things to help create better schools and kindergartens - to begin with, in China.

Here's a bit about story line of Jun-Ai, which by the way, means "True" or "Pure Love": It plays like an unusual romance novel - chapters of beauty and intrigue. It is the summer of 1945, the end of a long world war and conflict between Japan and China. The story involves war but portrays love, a love that overcomes the conflict between two neighboring nations. Overcoming one obstacle after another, Ai and Shunsuke, along with their new-found enemy turned friend, Shanron, son of a blind Chinese woman who harbors them, experience the taste of friendship beyond borders and the kind of love that's worth risking their lives for. Featuring spectacular scenery and cinematography, this contemplative film offers a true gift to the world: The possibility of opening hearts through repentance, forgiveness, and newly blossoming love. The real star of the film is a wise old blind woman who opens her heart and mind with tremendous wisdom and hope, despite the losses and vicissitudes of her war-torn life.

Naturally, one of the reasons I loved this film is because it portrayed my home country's people, the Japanese, in a country where they did not truly belong. That sense of desiring to belong has always haunted me; and this feeling haunts the film as well. It also shares beautiful pieces of Japanese music that remind me of my childhood growing up in Japan. However, I was interested that I was not the only one tearing up a number of times during this film; in fact, most everyone in the theater seemed to be moved to tears. It is a genuinely heart-opening, healing film that transcends national borders and boundaries. It has been shared with four nations of the world - Japan, China, Monaco (where it won five awards), and the U.K. Now, with its Pan-American debut here in Sedona, it seems that the time has come for it to be shared with the entire world.

And incidentally, the "Jun-Ai Team" had the joy of discovering that the film had won two awards on the last day at the Awards Ceremony: Jun-Ai won the Best Director Bridging Cultures Award and the Best Audience Feature Award! Needless to say, we were all thrilled to hear this very special, hoped-for news!

I hope to continue to be a part of the effort to get Jun-Ai out into the world. Ms. Kobayashi and Shogo Okumura, the project director, hope to bring it back to Sedona for a week-long showing later this year. I hope that we will be seeing this film showing not only in Sedona again, but across our country and world, in many countries. Keiko's dream is that it be shown in every nation of the world! May it be so.

May peace prevail on Earth, especially for the sake of the children of the world, Dancing heart~~

p.s. The above picture is from the site:

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Happy 2012... and Black Water Dragon Year, too - It's gonna be a magical year!

Happy 2012, Everyone! Hope your new year is off to a great start. There sure have been many positive changes going on in my life this year. I seem to be barely keeping up with it all...

First, I've got a new job: I'm working as a Life Coach - i.e., spiritual counselor - at An Oasis of Healing in Mesa, AZ. This is a holistic treatment center for cancer patients who come from great distances to be treated by Dr. Thomas Lodi and his team. So far I have very much enjoyed meeting the patients and staff in this loving, healing environment. I am most appreciative of this new opportunity in my life and work - in perfect, divine timing, I'm sure. It feels like my gifts and talents will be used and appreciated in a unique and special way at this center for healing.

Secondly, I've made the "3 P's" - Partnership, Power, and Prosperity - my goals for this year. I find that the partnerships and power are already coming in with promises of prosperity ahead. I'm getting that this year of the Black Water Dragon, more than ever before, will be an important year to make strong intentions, being very specific about what we desire. It feels like time is continuing to speed up as well, as the vibration of our planet moves higher and higher.

Finally, I sense that my work will be getting out into the world in a new and important way this year. I can't write about it at this time, but I have some new possibilities that feel very exciting. And I'm ready to move forward in creative, interesting ways that will serve a changing world in authentic ways. So, here's to a new and very special, interesting year of change! May we keep our thoughts positive and our hearts open, as much as possible.

Love Always, Dancing heart~~~~