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...
Self Care During Intensity

Self Care During Intensity

So many people are struggling and asking what they can do to help with this intense AF energy and facilitate their heart-expansion. As you read through my recommendations, note how much of this is simply doing what’s real and true, as well as how many times I’ve repeated the same advice over the years. This is not necessarily new information. It’s being echoed in order to be reinforced. Most of these things are integral to living a healthy, spiritual life. These suggestions are also useful in finding balance and bringing you back to/towards center when things are “off.” In no particular order… Meditate. This is a key that unlocks your potential. This is especially how you tune in to your inner wisdom. If you’re not already doing this regularly, now is a great time to begin. Rest. Get outside and relish in fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of nature. Hug a tree. Lay on the ground. Look up at the sky. Move your body. Seriously, this is part of how we move stagnant energy. I’m not telling you to punish your body at the gym. I’m telling you that walking, hiking, dancing, yoga, love-making, etc., are joyful ways to move and crucial to overall health on absolutely every level of your BEing. Eat healthy, real foods – fruits, veggies, protein. Drink lots of water. And some herbal tea. Nettle is great right now. Get some Greens in your body. Things like kale, spinach, algae, chlorophyll, etc., will help your body integrate the new energy that’s downloading. These things raise your vibration. Sing, drum, scream, howl…. also ways to...
Heart Connection

Heart Connection

The people who are destined to meet and come together to hold the planet in a container of Love, Truth, and Healing, are meeting up. It’s a time of connection, and of deepening the intimacy in your current relationships of all kinds. Especially intimacy in the relationship to yourself. Heart-opening and activation are flooding the third dimension from the cosmos. This flooding is also flushing out many old programs and can feel confusing. Bear with it, as things settle, the clarity starts to set in. There are many circumstances where you may think you have the answer, or figured something out. Then – in a moment – EVERYTHING shifts. And you find yourself somewhere altogether different. It’s intense. And beautiful. It’s an incredibly POWERFUL time. Pay attention to who, where, and how people and situations are showing up in your life. Check-in and ask yourself some questions: How did this person/these people/this situation enter my life – what was the framework? Why did we meet now? What are we here to do? How does this feel in my body? Is this something I truly want? Or is this to show me what I do not want? How did my thinking and intentions bring this into being? Do I feel/think/know differently now? If I’m honest with myself, does this (person, place, situation) really align with my highest integrity? Why? Why not? How can I live in the fullest integrity possible at this time? Is it time to act? Or time to sit and *listen*? Do I have all the answers I need? Am I clear? Does this feel like Yes?...

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...

Death Process for the Living

It seems as though I’m becoming an “expert” in Shamanic Death. However reluctant. Shamanic Death is a process of Ego Death wherein everything you know yourself to be, the things you identify with/as, the role(s) you play, the archetype you embody, must die. When this occurs, life is changing on the most profound levels. People leave Job/career change Health challenges No longer enjoying the things you used to love Feelings of uncertainty The systems and structures you once counted on, fail you You recognize ingrained behaviors and patterns and how they’ve directed your choices Sometimes this death process comes as a result of graduation, divorce, birth, the passing of a loved one, menopause, and more. But, that’s not always the case. There are times when we are being called to the next, new expression or iteration of ourSelves. When we must relinquish all that we’ve held dear. When we let go of our entire fucking identity. We may even have mastered our identity/archetype/expression/understanding of ourselves so much that it colors our perspective and how we interact with all of life. It’s our zone of excellence. But, the Universe calls us out. It beckons us into our zone of Genius. It asks more from us. It needs us to show the fuck up in our lives. It needs us to be present and engaged so we can usher in a new way of BEing. A new way of life. A new world. The changes often start out small. Then get bigger. These changes are happening in your life and all around. They appear on the “outside” while inside the rumblings...