What it means to THRIVE

What it means to THRIVE

I coined a word years ago. It’s my own thing/idea about how I live. I shared it with someone last night for the first time and it was received enthusiastically, and encouraged to share it with others. Thrival. Thrive+ al This is what happens when we/I go BEYOND survival. I know many people feel like they’re just getting by right now. They’re surviving. Or they have survived some truly difficult things in life. Trauma, abuse, assault, ruin, loss, hardship, health issues, etc. We all have had to overcome situations and difficulties in life. I’ve absolutely had my share. Some of the most painful for me happened young. One example is that I was kicked out at the age of 16. I’ve been “on my own” ever since. Here’s where Thrival comes in: When faced with difficult circumstances and the crucible they provide, I have found ways to come out on top. Those things have made me who I am. A Thrivalist. I didn’t just “survive.” I freaking worked through, found the lessons, dug deep AF, confronted my $hit, and ROSE like a muthereffing PHOENIX. Each time was an opportunity to grow and go beyond what I thought possible, reach beyond my expectations of myself, and gain more out of life. And my life is extraordinary. I’ve come to see that when it’s get tough, things fall apart, $hit hits the fan, and problems occur, they happen for important reasons. Those things are often opportunities to RISE and grow, heal and move on. Die to what is or was. And be reborn to a new vision/version. Thrive is one of...
My Personal Manifesto

My Personal Manifesto

In 2014 I wrote something of a manifesto. Reading through it again today I find it still fits in many ways. Have you ever written something like this? . . . As your friend I want what is best for you, and for you to be happy and healthy in all ways. Always. As your Priestess know that I am at ease with being your catalyst – wherever that may lead. Hopefully to your highest self and best good. May I propel you towards your deepest desire and innermost dreams – however difficult they may be to attain. May I invoke in you an unending need to delve, to know, to change & grow, to soar – towards attainment and to feel every feeling and embrace each process along the way. I will help you to be more present in your choices and in the moments that truly count – Not checked out through drugs, alcohol, sugar, food, sex…. Or anything else. I will call you out from all those places where you hide from life, from yourself, from Truth. And I will show you the mirror so that you may gaze upon that which you need to see. As your lover I am at ease with the outcome. Even if that means you are no longer part of my life. I give gratitude for your presence in my life and to you for showing me more of what I want and do not want in my life and relationships. For you are a catalyst as well. My God and my Priest. You show me the way to my...

Grace in the Space

One of the most important lessons life has taught me is this – Don’t be in such a rush to fill the empty spaces in life. Instead see them as the gift they are – opportunities to reflect, restore, replenish, re-evaluate, rest, play, dream…. When everything is falling apart or blowing up around me, I’ve learned not to look at it as if it’s a problem. It’s truly opportunity. Possibilities lie therein. Life will hand us space when it’s time to shift, or when something important is trying to surface. I’ve learned to honor those spaces so that if or when the time comes to fill them, only that which truly belongs filter through. Shifting or reframing my perspective, finding the moment of growth. Asking, “What is trying to be born here?” And staying open, confused, bewildered. UNCOMFORTABLE AF. Feeling all of the pressure. Witnessing my own anxiety and fear. Going deep beneath the surface. That’s the space where the miracle, the shift in perspective can happen. Then staying open and flexible and watch in amazement as things open up. It took me 40-some years to learn what it means that “patience is a virtue.” There’s Grace in the space. ~Lisa...

COVID 19 Recommendations

Sharing my thoughts on the Met-Picture view of Corvid-19   The following is a great list, not compiled by me, but looks very much like my own list or practices and go-tos for health and wellbeing. I’m sorry there was not name attributed to the list. Man’s forgotten farmacy. <3 Immune System: Vitamin C – Immune boosting, detox. Vitamin B12 – Immune System building, Cognition, Brain health. Vitamin B Complex – Immune System building, Cognition, Brain health. Full Spectrum Minerals – Immune System Health Elderberry Syrup – Immune System Booster Echinacea – Immune System booster. Goldenseal – Immune System booster. Garlic – Immune System booster. Ginger – Immune System booster, digestive aide. Beta Glucan – Immune System booster. Oil of Oregano – Immune System booster. Ashwaganda, immune tonic safe for everyday use. Good for stress relief. Chinese Goldenthread – Purify blood, detox, & immune system repair Turkey tail mushrooms – The natural anti-viral and anti-fungal qualities of this mushroom support the body in fighting off viruses infections. This includes a range of health problems, from the common cold and pneumonia to E. coli, Herpes, and HIV. They also are said to have anti-cancer properties. Anti-Inflamatory: Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory, digestive. Molecularly distilled fish oil/Krill oil/Cod Liver Oil – Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, brain, mood/depression, and heart health. Wobenzym – Anti-inflammatory, joint health, environmental toxins, blood clots, and heart health. Zinc – Anti-inflammatory, immune system booster, free radical fighter, hormonal imbalance, and cancer help. CBD Oil – Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, cancer help. Cannabis with THC, Indica & Sativa – Anti-inflammatory, cell regeneration, systemic restoration. Resveratrol – Protects cells from free radical damage, Inhibits...
Step Outside the Matrix to THRIVE!

Step Outside the Matrix to THRIVE!

You have so much untapped potential inside you! Dear One, It may be summer time, but life is super busy, super crazy – everyone’s rushing around taking care of all the things! Does that sound about right? Ugh. I say NO. That’s not right at all. That’s no way to live a fulfilling life. Society is not set up to help you thrive. It’s set up to make sure you “follow the rules”, that you’re a good little cog in the government/corporate machine, that you’re a good little consumer unit – buying, spending, busy – all while working hard to pay for it all. Staying busy keeps you from paying attention to what truly matters in life, insuring that you’re too wrapped up in all the things you “should” do. When you’re that busy and distracted, the government/corporate Machine continues to indoctrinate you, sneaks behind everyone’s backs with detrimental policy-making, destroying the environment, and exercising “Power Over” the people. If you’ve ever seen the movie The Matrix, then you’ve had a glimpse into this world of illusion that only works to serve the government, the institutions, bureaucracies and the very wealthy. Here’s what I know to be True (with a capital T) – You absolutely DO NOT have to live inside the Matrix and, Life gets MUCH BETTER when you stop following “the rules” I’m not saying you should disobey laws, hurt yourself or others, or go completely AWOL. (though sometimes that has a nice ring to it – like becoming an ex-pat.) What I AM saying is that there are so many choices available to you that you...
Major Astrology and Energetic Aspects

Major Astrology and Energetic Aspects

Pluto is Retrograde and Saturn turns retrograde at the beginning of next week. Here are some themes to be on the lookout through September: Darkness is not bad. It is our teacher. Cocoon. Cave. The velvet womb from which we are reborn. It is the night sky in all of its resplendent beauty – stars, the moon, and stillness. There is a well-known phenomenon called “the Dark Night of the Soul” when an individual (or society) enters a time of deep growth and understanding. It’s a time when all the hidden shadows are confronted and seen, and later healed through acceptance and integration. It means sitting with ugliness, discomfort, shame, and wounding. It’s sitting without numbing, without turning to distractions, or falling into complacency. We acknowledge the dark, ugly truths (or lies we believe) about ourselves, and use that new awareness to make different choices. We must look deep within at the Shadows of our souls to see where we must let go. The most potent magic and alchemy right now (and for a while) is what you are releasing, letting go of, stepping away from, and eliminating. These themes are paramount: Responsibility Integrity Leadership – the kind that feels uncomfortable, not easy or convenient. We must hold ourselves to higher standards if we are to evolve and help heal the Earth Mother. Love, compassion and forgiveness are often the means that bring about the most healing. Especially when applied to oneself. Here are questions to ask yourself repeatedly over the next two years- Q:How can I be more in my integrity? Q:What is clearly not working? Q:How can...