Thursday, September 23, 2010

Urban Soul Warrior on Radio Talk Show

Greetings Fam!

I was on an amazing radio show a couple of weeks ago!

Diana McCray and Patricia Rivera host an hour, online, radio show every Wednesday on empowerment

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Return to I, and a meditation

I have been avoiding the deeper parts of myself. Strange, as I would normally run wildly towards them. Lately, manifesting my art had become the most important thing to me. And of course, that too is spiritual, losing yourself in the act of creation.

In the last few days,as I have reflected upon my patterns, I realized that it had been many a day, many a week, many a month(?) since I had meditated. And I was feeling the funk, the static, the sludge. Finally fed up and pissed off, I sat my teary emotionally drained self down, searching for a moment of inner silence.

The effect was immediately profound. Churning rivers ran from my eyes, from a place I could not reach. "What is all this about? Where is it coming from. Why am I hurting? I have come to a place in my life where things are pretty solid, there is no drama. I dug around a little deeper, and there met a wisp of some old forgotten shame sprinkled with guilt. It was attached to no particular action, no particular memory. Just a shadow of something long ago repressed and put away. These feelings were waiting patiently in the recesses of my being for expression, so that they too might be free. They wanted only to be acknowledged as valid experiences, to be appreciated for their contribution to who I have become.

I then began this powerful ritual, it came to me then, I share it with you now:

Imagine that you are sitting in the center of a giant lotus,(mine was pink, for love)
The root of the lotus reaches into the Earth.
The pink (or color that you choose) energy begins to enter your toes, filling every cell, every particle of every cell. Slowly it fills your feet, ankles, legs. Imagine every organ, blood vessel,bone filled with this delicious energy. All the while say to yourself "Every particle within this body is filled with love." Of course it could be compassion, or generosity, whatever the attribute.
When your whole body is full of this liquid light, imagine radiating it outward, endlessly flowing into the Universe, illuminating All That Is.

Blessings on your inner journey.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I've been blogging... I swear!

It's time you knew, I am a craft addict! I am constantly making things, and if I am not in the midst of a craft project I am thinking about the next one. I have even begun work on a craft book. So, if you dig that kind of thing, visit me on

Monday, December 7, 2009

"God, Goddess, Divine Spirit of all there is, we thank you for
this opportunity to gather together in one another's
company. We thank you for the light you bring to this family

Please grant us the vision to see the highest in one another,
and grant us the opportunity to continue to be there for each
other in good times, as well as not-so-great-times.

Give us strength and fortitude to ride the tides of change, and
empower us always to be nurturing and loving with one
another. Open our spiritual eyes that we may see one
another for who we truly are... and love one other in the
same spirit.

May sadness, disappointment and anger be minimal; may
happiness, positive thoughts and good experiences together
be bountiful. May we always cope, and hope, with each other...
with Grace."

~ Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Monday, August 31, 2009

Now is the Time!

I have been reading some powerful information on goal setting and how it relates to happiness. Goal setting is an actionable way to manifest both tangible and larger than life goals. Setting goals that may now seem unrealistic can be broken down into smaller goals. As these smaller yet essential tasks and endeavors are accomplished a sense of power is awakened.

Goals are intentions. Be specific about the goal, and create measurable outcomes along the way. As these smaller, yet essential tasks and endeavors are accomplished a sense of power is awakened. The connection with the Universe becomes apparent as opportunities relating to your goals/intentions make themselves available. By merely having a focus point, things line up for you to experience a journey that was created especially for you, by you.

Measurable indicators are imperative, they are the markers that remind us to celebrate ourselves, they remind us to feel the grace of gratitude. This is the real jewel of the goal/ intention setting process. We have all hear the saying" Its not the goal it's the journey." By setting goals and intentions and pausing to celebrate the baby steps, we awaken a more constant state of consciousness.

Include life lists, writing exercises you contribute to on a regular basis. Things like a list of accomplishments today and before. Something as simple as shopping for groceries can feel like an accomplishment after a long day of housework, or a hectic at the office. Look at your big and small accomplishments and celebrate with a smile or lingering sense of joy or appreciation, and you may also notice many of these things are directly related to you goals intentions.

The following is a goal worksheet (paraphrased) from the book "Creating Your Best Life."

What is your goal?

Is the goal:
specific? measurable? challenging? approachable?

What are the steps, or smaller goals that are neede to accomplish the goal?

How can I celebrate/ acknowledge small and large successes.

Take a moment to really identify the things that are important to you, what is it that you really want to do with your life?

Blessings on your inner journey... ~ Lalania

Monday, July 20, 2009

Book Signing Reading!

Urban Soul Warrior signing & reading in Denver!

7 pm on August 19th @
The Bookery Nook
4280 Tennyson Street
Denver CO 80212
(303) 433-3439

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Lately I have been getting on my own nerves. There was a dis-connect that I could not put my finger on. I was filling all my time with reading. I read some real wonderful books, some about fairies, others about magic and wizards, a couple about sexy vampires. I watched a lot of movies too, or watched a show or two on the TV. I couldn't figure out what the problem was, why I was so busy filling myself with other peoples words and images.

Now don't get me wrong, there ain't nothin' wrong with the above forms of entertainment. But I realized I was doing it much more than usual. I have avoided my computer like the plague, hadn't twittered for weeks, no new blog posts. And I didn't feel like meditating.

Meditation has been a major part of my life for many, many years. So to not feel like meditating was strange. And then I realized what the issue was. Meditating, or rather, not meditating, had taken me away from myself. I was filling myself with the words, voices and images of others, so that I could continue to ignore the inner part of me that was calling for attention.

It is all in order, of course, it is a re-calibration of sorts. The energies here on earth and in the universe are changing, and evolving. So, doing things the way I did before was no longer resonating with me. I needed the time that was devoted to entertaining my mind to inspire me creatively. The images from movies and magazines have sparked a new medium for me, and I am making cool new art again. The reading has givin' me new direction for my next book.

And my daily, morning, meditations have refreshed my life throughout. Though sometimes I can only get a few minutes in, the power of meditation if profound.