Power, Purpose and Presence

“I am here to live out loud” ~Emile Zola

Recently, the Universe really impressed upon me the three p’s: “Power, Purpose, Presence” – and to express to others that this is one of the core reasons we exist and it is from this place that we function and live our dreams. That this place is the wellspring through which we can find that which is most fulfilling to our hearts and souls and living a life that matters.

Power: The Ability to act and to cause an effect

Purpose: a result, end, mean, aim, or goal of an action intentionally undertaken

Presence: now existing or in progress;  a state of being containing intimacy, awareness, and spirit.

For many of us, life has brought more than one opportunity for us to not care, to live aimlessly and to be a spectator. We are sitting on the sidelines awaiting the game to start or worse- watching those in the game and content to live vicariously through them.

But no more.

Today is your “One Day”…

Inhabiting life in a way in which we are fully invested, intentional and effective is life changing not only for ourselves but for those whom we are honored to share space and relationship with.

Life has taught us to live beneath our station. Now its time to learn who we really are, and how to live within our Legacy and birthright as conscious creators, artists, birthers, innovators….yes I mean you!!

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

What would you do if you had no fear?

What is your song – that you have not yet sung?

Affirmation: i have come to live out loud, i choose to embrace my Power, Purpose, and Presence and to create a life that supports me in these ways. i am more than the sum of my parts, i am greatness personified!

In Laughter, Love, and Lustiness,

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Shifting out of fear…

No fear

By Namaste On December 29, 2010 ·

Today I had the opportunity to participate in day one of the Phenomenal Adela Rubio’s  “Free Your Essence” 21 day energy shift program. Let me tell you it’s powerful!!

One quote from her website was:

There is nothing to fear at all; all that is needed is a little more awareness. So whatever your fear is, catch hold of it, look at it minutely, the way a scientist looks at a thing. And you will be surprised, it starts melting like an ice flake. By the time you have looked into its totality, it is gone. Osho

Based on that quote I have created the following affirmation and linked it to a mantra:

Affirmation: Today i am FEARLESS!! Under the fierce light of my own brilliance -fear melts. Rather than allowing fear to have its way with me, i grab it, face it and walk through it on my way to Purpose and fulfillment!

Optional Mantra: VAM (Repeat for 2-3 minutes)

Feel free to use these as you move through your day to energize you, center you and create movement.

In Laughter, Love, and Lustiness,

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Dancing with Mercury Retrograde


By Namaste On December 22, 2010 

Feeling misunderstood? Travel plans gone awry? Technical difficulties?

Mercury will be in retrograde until 12/30/10 – if you’ve been struggling during this period with issues of communication, travel and general malfunction (merc. retrogrades hallmarks) it may help you to know that mercury retrograde is not a “bad” time. The key is working with this energy and not against it.

Mercury retrograde can give keen insight, help in our perceiving things from a different perspective. Mercury retrograde is about internal shifts- change is often difficult but rarely “bad”.  It’s about approaching from a different angle, using intuition in a different way.

It’s not necessarily a good time for movement physically but a great time for internal working.

“… retrograde periods offer us a chance to slow down certain parts of our life for closer examination, preparing for a change that inevitably occurs. This is part of a larger cyclic process of unfoldment when the planet speeds up again in forward motion. Life always speeds up again after a time of reflection, contemplation, and transitional change. One

of the benefits of Mercury retrograde is that it provides the time for reflection, which can lead to revitalization after a symbolic fallow period….

Periods of reflection, meditation, and contemplation allow us to take a needed break from routine or inertia. Retrogrades are the natural time to do this. When we turn inward, our Soul connection assists our growth by allowing us to focus on that which we would not address if we were preoccupied with mundane affairs….

When a planet goes retrograde, the areas of life that it symbolizes need to be re-examined. It is metaphorically an in-breathing or dreaming, a retracing and reexamining of steps already traversed, digesting and assimilating previous experience…. This is a time when we can examine the effect that our personal subconscious and the Collective Unconscious has upon us…”

~A New Look At Mercury Retrograde

As the moon is full and waning – we have double celestial influences that are telling us to go within, look within, focus within. Since this is also a Holiday season what to do? How to work with this energy when it seems like we are constantly being pulled externally?

  • Make daily space for stillness – Honor this Time by taking a few moments a day to be still, quiet, focused. Hear the messages that your inner working are bringing up

  • Be gentle – Because mercury’s intention is to cause us to look at things differently – when misunderstanding arise – don’t react. Delay reactions until after 12/30/10 if possible.

  • Spend time in review – Consider the lessons of the last few months. Write down what you learned. Does anything new come up? Any hidden lessons made clear?

  • Prepare – This is also a great time to begin to prepare for the next four months. what do you want to achieve? what are your goals? Where is your intention set?

You can also dance with Mercury by eating foods that will tonify and add to those areas that Mercury rules. Mercury rules the lungs, nervous system, arms and hands.

Fruits and Vegetables: Carrots, Bananas, Green leafy veggies, carrots, beets, asparagus, celery and onions, citrus fruits, apple, pears

Herbs: Lemon Balm, Chamomile, St. Johns wort, Damiana, Oats, Kava Kava, Peppermint

Easy MR Feel Good Smoothie (or Juice!):

1 handful Spinach

2 apples

1 pear

1 lemon

small bunch of peppermint

Blend until smooth (add ice for smoothie if desired)

for juice – blend well, then squeeze through a nutmylk bag – serve over ice! Drink Consciously


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A Sacred Mess


Quote: “One must feel chaos within to give birth to a dancing star.”— Frederic Nietzsche

Thoughts: Recently a friend and I were discussing something and I mentioned forgetting to do something. She offered that I might put it in my blackberry to remember, and that sparked a comment from me that I’m not as organized in the last 2 months or so as I usually am.

What? Me? Not organized???!

This is unheard of!

But True nonetheless.

Of late the universe has been teaching me a splendid lesson. How to be okay – no, not just okay- but to embrace making A Marvelous Mess!

Things happen. Life happens.

Sometimes things don’t go the way we plan.

Sometimes on the way to Vision, Purpose, Bliss and Excellence things must be Messy.

Look at the caterpillar as it becomes a butterfly. Transformation is Messy.

Look at the Sacred act of Sex. Places of Bliss are Messy.

Look at the Potter’s hands. Creativity is Messy.

Look at the Birthing room. Creation is Messy.

Look at the act of Sacrifice. Surrender is Messy.

Don’t misunderstand me here. I’m not advocating a lifestyle devoid of structure, devoid of organization and eschewing the idea of “everything in it’s place”. Heaven forbid!

I am suggesting that there is a value in learning that there is a time and place for everything, including Chaos.


The place of beginnings – for the Earth was created out of it. Chaos can be scary, challenging and oh so sacred. The wonder of the loss of control, of letting go. We want to believe that this will look beautiful and ordered, we desire a pristine awe. It reminds me of an profound experience my Beloved and I went through at one time. I thought the exercise would be lovely, a graceful giving over. Instead it was tears, and runny noses, and screaming and crying. Face distorted, clinging and inarticulate. It was … I was – A Marvelous Mess.

The last two months have been a deepening of that understanding. An internalization that is not situational. Looking at the daily messes…the unfinished email…the paints and brushes all over whilst creating a piece of art…the unmade and tousled bed…a counter strewn with various vegetables and fruit in some state of being prepared…the odd mixture of “greens” and “browns” tossed into the compost bin. As I neaten, tidy, or sometimes leave it until later…it occurs to me -All of it messy, all of it incomplete – and yet perfect in it’s own way.

Perfect in that the Mess is a Vital part of the process.

Have you ever attempted to clean without making a mess? It’s nearly impossible. It’s necessary to unearth and pull up the things that are hidden and often forgotten. On some level we know this will happen, this is why we dread spring cleaning, or cleaning the garage, refrigerator or attic. It’s messy. And yet afterward we have the well ordered space that we desired.

If we recoil from the messiness that the cleaning takes we may never start. Instead we don our cleaning clothes, turn on some good music and get busy making our Mess. From Chaos springs forth Order. I encourage you to spend time making a mess. Get your hands dirty. Pay attention to the naturally occurring messes all around you.

How do you respond? What do they bring up? Can we find a way to enjoy the mess – in the Now – as opposed to worrying about the clean up? Can we see the Beauty in the Mess? Can we honor the Sacredness of the disorder? Can we Marvel at the Mess?

In Laughter, Love, and Lustiness,

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Richard and Namaste – Reloaded!

For the last week we’ve been shut down because our website was hacked.

We’re taking this opportunity to update, play with the lay out and reload all of our previous blog entries!

There’s so awesome inspiration here and we look forward to sharing it with you! Keep reading and coming back because we’ll have new content daily!!