Monday, December 29, 2008

Fallen Angel

Where am I? I look around and things appear familiar and yet nothing resonates with me. It is as if I have fallen from the sky and landed in 3D land. I'm dazed and confused, looking upward for the ship that must have made a terrible mistake. The door must have malfunctioned and I fell out and they just don't realize yet that I'm gone. I'm sure any minute they will be back to pick me up.

I wait. I wait. Nothing. No one.

Panic. Despair. Reality settles in slowly. I'm on earth in the physical world. This isn't what I thought ascension would look like. I didn't sign up for this! I want to go home. Now!

I was in deep depression and disillusionment for days until I realized I can't go home. I agreed to be a bridge and bring heaven to earth. Going home now is not in my contract. It is best to make friends with my "predicament" as soon as possible. Another level of surrender.

The density of the physical dimension was almost unbearable for me this past week. I had to remind myself to breathe and searched for a reason to keep going. What is life about if we don't have a purpose, a reason for being?

I searched my heart and again it reminded me that my reason for being is assisting others with their enlightenment. Now, I not only know how important it is to find and live my heart's desire, I feel it. I have intellectualized many spiritual principles and unless each of my cells acknowledge and feel them, I cannot move forward in my growth or my work. Every thought comes from the spiritual, through the mental and emotional layers to the physical where it can set up shop and produce tangible results. That is what this time is about: taking our dreams and creating them step by slow step in the physical.

I don't know what 2009 will bring for me. I do know that it will be unlike any year I have yet experienced in this life.

"So this is what it feels like to be in the world and not of the world," I say to myself. I slowly stand and brush off my wings as if they have always been a part of me. I know that with them come extra responsibilities. Responsibilities I am now prepared to carry out.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On Holiday

Before I started writing this blog about the holiday, I decided to reread the blog I wrote last December. For the most part, the words still ring true. This year, I will be physically back home in the house I used to own as well as spiritually home within myself. So it is with the current energies. It is time for us to connect heaven and earth and the only way we can do this is to ground our vision and work in the physical.

I recently returned from a short trip to Maryland to see my nephew graduate from Test Pilot School. I flew into Washington's Dulles airport. The airport has these "transporters," for lack of a better word, that take passengers from one terminal to another and literally dock to the terminal. It reminded me of something out of Star Wars. These transporters are a great analogy of where we are energetically right now. We left the higher realms and are now being transported back to earth to dock with the energies in this realm. While we are being "shuffled off to Buffalo" we are in no man's land. No wonder we feel like we are in limbo.

This in between place is not easy. I am so close to completing the first phase of my school of self-mastery that part of me wants to keep moving forward while another part says, "Not yet." I keep reminding myself to think of this time as though I am on holiday. After all, it is the holiday season and everyday is a holy-day filled with wonder, gratitude, and joy.

While we hang out in limbo land and wait to dock, I'll leave you with my thoughts from last Christmas. Enjoy the down time. Things will accelerate even more in 2009!

Home for Christmas (first posted 12/9/2008)

As I was driving this morning, the song "I'll Be Home for Christmas" was playing on the radio. Several people have asked me where I plan to spend Christmas. My answer has been, "I don't know." As soon as I heard the song this morning, I knew where I would be. I will be home this Christmas, perhaps for the first time - home within my heart, within the essence of my being. I will be home with my God Self.

I used to love Christmas. It was my favorite time of year. Ask anyone who knew me. I knew all of the words to most of the Christmas shows. Rudolph was my favorite. Before I left on my road trip, I sold or gave away most of my belongings which included my Christmas decorations. Guess my higher self knew what was coming.

It is interesting that this year Christmas feels out of place to me. When I look at my life, I see that I live Christmas every day. I celebrate each day: the joy of living in the moment, the wonder of nature, love for all of God's creation, compassion and forgiveness for my debtors, healing the "sick", and using my intuitive abilities to act as my star of Bethlehem to guide my way. Christmas, the time of Christ, of living as the God that I am, does not fall on one day a year. It is a way of life.

This year, I do not celebrate the birth of a man who showed us that we all are God incarnate. I celebrate my birth, or rather rebirth, of the God that I am. "These things and more shall you do", Jesus said. If he was able to heal the sick, help the blind see, and master his intuitive abilities, then so it is with all of us...and more.

When you listen to Christmas songs, I invite you to put your name in place of Jesus'. This is why he came - to show us all our divine nature. If we are made in the image and likeness of God, how can it be otherwise?

Joy to the world my God Self has come! I sleep in heavenly peace.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Inside Out

November was an interesting month. I remember this past summer having a conversation with a friend of mine how we both could not see anything or intuit the energy for our lives past October. For me, it was like November on was blank except when I got to February. In hindsight, I understand now why we did not see what was coming.

There was a palpable shift in mid November around the time of the start of the sixth day of the Mayan Calendar. It was as if we stepped through a doorway and the door closed behind us. It is clear that we cannot go back. Indeed, there is no going back. The past is just illusion for the universe is a perpetual forward motion machine.

A friend recently wrote in one of his blogs, what is old is new again. And so it is, even down to living in the house I once owned.
On 11/11, I officiated a rebirth ceremony for a group of people. Of course, I received an initiation as well. What is more interesting is that five years ago in November I performed my own rebirth ceremony. What does it look and feel like to renew and rebirth our lives?

The best way I can describe the energies of late is that it is like taking an old reversible coat and turning it inside out. The coat is not new and yet to you and others, it looks new. We have turned ourselves inside out and are now showing the beauty within. Like a Christmas present, we have finally removed all of the gift wrap and clear plastic wrapping around the gift itself. We now get to see the gift that each of us are and "present" it to the world. We have not changed our essence - who we really are. We merely shed our worn out clothes, removing them layer by layer, until we reached our core or heart essence.

So many are waking up now and asking who am I at my core and why am I here. To answer the calling of so many hearts, I will begin my school of self-mastery called Coeuressence in the spring of 2009. The school is based on my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul.

"Renew your own vision of who you think you are. Take the time to open your heart to yourself, look inside and see the divine spark that has been waiting to be fed." - excerpt from In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Friday, November 21, 2008

We Made It

What a month this has been and it's not over yet! It began with an incredible US presidential election the likes of which are still reverberating not only within the US, but around the world. What more visible example of a shift in consciousness could we ask for than electing a black man as president of the United States - showing us we are all part of the one Source of All.

On 11/13, we entered the sixth day of the Mayan Calendar infusing us with the energy of enlightenment. The light of a new day is dawning.

I feel an incredible shift within myself and in the world. As severe as the economic and environmental problems are, I have the feeling that "we shall overcome." We turned a corner and the mass consciousness finally said, "Enough." Enough war. Enough famine. Enough greed. Enough taking and not giving. Enough living out of balance with Mother Earth. Enough. Enough.

There is a stillness and silence as the spiral of out of balance masculine energy comes to a stop. The collective consciousness has taken hold of the reins of this out of control horse and broke him. Divine feminine energy will now infuse the collective consciousness so we can balance the masculine with the feminine energies.

The dire predictions of late suddenly do not resonate with the current consciousness. It is as if we have turned a deaf ear to them and decided the reality they predicted is just not acceptable. Welcome to the age of conscious co-creation.

I noticed a shift within myself these past weeks. I have an unshakable optimism and abiding joy. During one of my walks this summer I heard, "You made it." I remembered those words yesterday and thought, "We all made it now." We can take a huge sigh of relief before we roll up our sleeves and start the work of creating a new world.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A New Day

A new day is dawning. Light is replacing darkness. Eyes are opening. Hearts are opening. We are just beginning...again.

We, the people of the United States of America, voted last night not only for the next president but for ourselves. We voted for our freedom, the ideal upon which this country was born. People of every race came together last night and embraced each other with tears of joy, tears of hope.

What does it mean to be free? For me, true freedom comes when you open your heart to yourself and follow its call, no matter how difficult it may seem. So many of the people coming to me now tell me they don't know their heart's desire.

For so long, we have allowed our minds to lead the way and held our hearts at bay. Awakening to who you truly are is like moving house. First comes the decision to move - move from the comfort and familiarity of your mind into the unknown depths of your heart. Next comes sorting. What do I leave and what do I take? The answer is clear. Leave behind your limiting thought patterns and beliefs, anything that held you back from hearing your heart's voice. Now move your belongings (what truly belongs to you and what you have longed for) down to your heart. Take a few minutes to get to know your "new" surroundings.
Look... Listen.. Feel...Know.

I am reminded of a key from my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul: "Joy resides in the heart." The first several sentences of my writing entitled, "Joy," express the energy of this time. "The new day has started. No longer shall you live in fear of what appears to be real, for you know what is real. The truth of who you are is but a breath away."

And so it is.

I offer various tools to assist you in opening your heart to who you really are, from my book, to my personal transformation phone sessions, to my school of self-mastery called Coeuressence to start early next year. For more information, please visit my website at and watch my You Tube video at the bottom of this page.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall - The Letting Go

Fall is my favorite season and the fall colors in the northeast have been exceptional this year. I feel very blessed to be in upstate NY at this time. I am not alone. Each autumn, many people come to NY and New England to take in the beauty.

As I was breathing in this beauty during my morning walk, I pondered about why we are so drawn to view this seasonal color change. After all, the job of a leaf is photosynthesis: to take in light through its chlorophyll and convert it into food. When the chlorophyll leaves the leaf, so does the green it imparts. As the yellows, oranges, and reds slowly fill the leaves, the life force slowly leaves. What we are doing when we come to look at the fall colors is really to witness and celebrate death.

It comes as no surprise that the fall of the dollar, the falling economy, and the fall of America is happening during this season. Like the leaf peepers, we have come here at this time to witness the death of the U.S. as we have known it. Similarly, we are experiencing our own death, the death of "US" as we have known ourselves to be. It is the ultimate letting go of what is no longer in resonance with who we are, whether it is beliefs, thought patterns, relationships, place of residence, etc. You can't move new furniture into a fully furnished house. The old furniture must be removed before the new is set in place. This is what we and the country are doing - making space for the new.

I, too, am making space for the new to enter my life. I have been dog-sitting for my former partner's dog, Pepper, for the past four months while my former partner hiked the Appalachian Trail. Pepper and I had bonded quickly and had enjoyed each others company. My former partner came to get Pepper this past weekend. My heart ached when they left. My former partner is in a new relationship and is leaving NY. It was as if we had to come back to the house
we built, and during fall, when we first came together, to say good-bye one last time. What is no longer in resonance with who I am is leaving and I must let go, no matter how difficult it may be. This letting go will open the floodgates of my heart to allow in a new relationship for me that is in resonance with who I am.

So if it seems that things are falling down around you like leaves, remember the beauty of the autumn leaf. Death is nothing more than a transition into new life, a new world, and a new you... and it is so beautiful.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Friday, October 3, 2008


As we enter the vortex of accelerated change, we soon realize we cannot pull ourselves out. It is like moving past the event horizon of a black hole, nothing can escape, not even visible light. All we can do is surrender. Surrender to what is. Surrender to our highest vision of who we are. Surrender to our divinity.

It is human nature to avoid change unless it is the only option. Here we are at the doorstep of monumental change unlike any we have seen. The Hopi have a saying that when you are on a raging river, it is best to let go and go with the flow. In other words, don't fight the change. Instead, embrace it. Love it. Cherish these days. We are FINALLY letting go of what has not been in its integrity. Systems that were not based on love are leaving. Sometimes it is best to allow things to fall apart so we can put them back together again in a way that is stronger than before.

What does it mean to be in your integrity? To be in your integrity means be in alignment with divine intent and follow your heart. Where in your life are you not in alignment with what your heart tells you to do? Change it now or you might feel the universe's two by four strike you in the head. Go with the flow of your creation.

Chaos is the mother of creation. We are entering the womb of creation, the darkness, the void. It is like drawing the blank Rune. Any and all things are possible. We are pregnant with potential.

So during this acceleration phase, listen to your heart and follow its guidance. Allow it to be your compass to lead you through these uncertain times. Create what is in your heart. Follow your passion and find your bliss. Listen to that still small voice that tells you you are so much more than what this society or government has told you.

As soon as the pieces of what once was are scattered about, start picking them up, one at a time, following your heart's guidance, and watch the beauty that is you unfold.

If you would like a list of lifelines or tools to help you maintain balance in a chaotic world, just email me at or visit my website,

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Laying the Foundation

The person that I am mentoring in sacred geometry asked if the next lesson would be centered around the number four. Immediately the tetrahedron and the four-pointed base of the pyramid come to mind. Numerologically, foundation, completion, success, and earth come to mind for the number four. To Pythagoras, the number four represented perfection, harmonious proportion, and divinity. So why did the number four come to the "fore"front in my life now?

The number four appears in my numerology as a master builder - one who works hard and is determined to lay the proper foundation to create something solid and lasting. It feels like I am laying the footers for the foundation of my life's work. I am networking with so many people and offering workshops and sessions in such a short period of time that it amazes me. When we align our energy with that of our heart's desire, we align with our heart's exact coordinates in the matrix.

Pinpointing our heart's exact harmonic residence is like connecting to a worm hole or portal. In no time, we are swept off to another physical location. For me, that was New York. This new location has its own consciousness matrix and I felt like a fish out of water for a while until I was able to explore it. Like dialing the numbers on a phone, I sent out different tones to connect with the appropriate parties. Many are answering the call.

Laying a foundation is hard work. Here in the northeast, most foundations are created by first digging deep into the earth, laying the forms to pour the footers, and then laying cement blocks upon the footers. We have already dug deep within ourselves and excavated much of the old. As we align with our heart's mission, the forms are carefully laid. When we open our hearts, we allow love to pour forth and fill the forms. Love is the foundation upon which all of our work is performed.

We are now laying the blocks one at a time and applying the mud to hold them together to create a solid foundation. Where in your life do you see yourself laying a foundation for your work? Are you taking the time to keep the blocks in alignment?

Laying a solid foundation is so critical to the success of our work. Even though it feels tedious and tiring, it is worth every minute of it. After all, we are laying the foundation for the New Earth. Talk about extreme home makeover! Take your time. Check your measurements. Drink plenty of water. Take frequent breaks. Look at what you are creating from time to time. See that it is good.

I commend all of you for your hard work and dedication. The pillars of our new society are about to be raised. Many blessings to you and much, much gratitude.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Blast Off!

For years now, we have prepared ourselves to take flight. We took workshops, learned various healing modalities, studied metaphysics, meditated, practiced yoga, and did our internal work. Our fuel tanks are now full of knowledge, wisdom, life experience, and life force energy. Baby step after baby step, we checked to be sure all systems are go. We donned our protective suits of love and strapped ourselves in for the ride of a lifetime.

Countdown to launch began on 08/01/08 with the first eclipse of the month. On 08/08/08, the universe pressed the launch button. The thrusters ignited and we were full of anticipation.

In the next millisecond, as we looked out the window from our ship, we saw the supports fall away that held our ship safely in place during our preparation phase. These supports must detach to allow us to take flight. Friends, business partners, love partners, old patterns and beliefs, and anything else whose mission is complete, must fall out of our lives. If they remained, they would only hold us back. On 8/11/08, I detached from a friend who was clearly a support in the past, but who now had become a crutch. It all happened in a matter of days. Whatever is not in alignment with who we are now, will no longer remain in our lives.

In the next millisecond after the supports fall away, fear and doubt may come as we look out the window and see no supports. It feels like we are not moving. What force is keeping us standing fully erect on our own two feet? It is our own power, which perhaps many of us haven't felt until now. I can remember the day my father raised the training wheels on my bike without telling me. I was riding along fine until I noticed the training wheels weren't touching the ground. For an instant, I was afraid. It was only after I realized that I had been riding on my own power, that the fear lifted.

In the next millisecond, we feel enormous raw power. The ship is vibrating and our lives may be a little shaky. This is the most dangerous period of the flight. Expressing our power may be awkward and unsettling at first. After all, we are embarking on a journey into the unknown on our own.

It takes enormous energy during lift off to finally move our ship off the launch pad. We may feel exhausted during this time as every ounce of fuel is used to overcome the inertia of the past. I have felt my share of exhaustion lately.

Our ship moves slowly at first, gaining speed as it moves. Things are starting to move slowly for me and I know that my work is gaining momentum. Be patient. The accelerated manifestation phase is quickly approaching.

After our booster rockets spend their fuel, it is time to release them. This occurs in stages. Releasing the old through the physical body occurs in stages as well. For the past several days, I have had a scratchy throat and tightness in my chest. My sacrum hurt the other day, and now the pain is gone. Symptoms will come and go until we release the old that is not in alignment with our higher vibration.

Finally, we enter into our orbit. We come back into balance with the higher frequency of who we are now. We are free from the gravity of the past and life floats effortlessly. The new orbit we reach is our heart's desire. It is the reason we are here.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Side View Mirror

As one eclipse ends and another begins, it is clear that what was hidden or eclipsed, must now come up to the light to be viewed. For most of July and the first week of August, it felt like I was mired in a tar pit. From the depths of this natural trap, I quickly learned not to resist. The more I tried to make things happen, the more they disappeared. Surrendering to the energy of inertia was the only viable option.

Surrender I did, not only to the inertia, but to diving deep into my limiting past patterns and beliefs. One by one, they surfaced to be examined, emoted, and excised.
Not only did I release past patterns, I released past relationships that were no longer in alignment with who I am now. It wasn't pretty. What does look pretty coming out of a tar pit?

Sandwiched between the eclipses was the 08/08/08 portal. Since then, things happen magically, without much effort. As I was riding in my sister's car the other day, I once again read the words on the side view mirror: "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear." Yes, I thought. The objects of my desire are closer than they appear. I can't see their outward manifestation with the same eyes I used to assess other manifestations in my life. I live in a different world now. Things come to me in different ways. No wonder I can't see them. I am looking for them to show up through my limited perception.

Abundance and prosperity come in various ways, not just through conventional work. My current mind cannot grasp the universe of infinite possibilities. Why not just surrender to what I mapped out for myself before I came into this life and enjoy the ride? The harder I try to make something happen, the further I push it away. The more I allow my abundance to come, the faster I draw it to myself. The slower I move, the faster things unfold around me....exactly what the "tar pit" was designed to do.

So, if you feel like you aren't "doing" enough and think you need to make things happen, try slowing down, going with the flow, and enjoy each moment. And remember, "Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear."

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just B

Birds, bees, bats, and beavers, oh my! Since I rented the house I once owned, I have seen and experienced a bounty of these "B" words in and around the house. Swallows nested at the entrance to the breezeway and the robins made their usual nest under the front balcony. One Saturday, bees swarmed inside and outside of the house. For weeks now, bats have been literally coming out of the woodwork to interrupt my sleep. Although common to this area, beaver sightings are not that frequent. What does it all mean?

According to Ted Andrews' book, Animal-Speak, swallows symbolize protection and warmth for the home, and taking proper perspective of your life. Robins are traditionally a sign of spring and new growth. Bees remind us to partake of the honey of life and pursue our dreams. Bats signify transition, initiation, and drawing our greatest fears to our self to be healed. Finally, beavers are master builders and symbolize the building of dreams. When I put these puzzle pieces together, the message is clear: Prepare to face my greatest fear that has held me back from living my dream, all the while knowing that I am protected.

So, what is up with this alliteration of the letter "B?" During one of my morning walks, I spoke the words the that came to mind that start with the letter "B": beauty, bounty, blessings, beneficial, benefactor, (in fact, all the "bene's"), bright, balance, and believe. "B" is the second letter of the alphabet. What does it mean to be second, as in second place, second fiddle, etc.? A friend relayed a message to me yesterday that I can no longer be second. I knew exactly what the message meant.

It is clear that it is time for me to step fully into who I really am and to carry out my life's mission. No more second best or second fiddle for me. My pattern was to hang onto the coat tails of another, thinking that he or she would shield me from myself. The energies of late will not allow this pattern to continue.

What does it mean to take full responsibility for your dreams? Recently, I played "second billing" to a friend of mine at an event. She is a gifted medium and always seems to attract a crowd.
I thought it might be a good way to market myself. It didn't feel right. Her philosophy is to go after what you want and make it happen. So far this has worked for her. When I allowed myself to go into her way of thinking, I became fearful, and again, it didn't feel right. Response-ability means that you have everything you need to respond to your dreams. The key word is "respond."

The current energies are constantly sending messages to us to just "B." Be who you are. Be patient. Allow. Stay in the moment. Know that you have already set your dreams into motion. Watch for signs that tell you when to act. Go with the flow of your creation. "It is in the allowing, the surrender to your divine plan, that peace permeates each of our souls." - In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Final Touches

The solstice has come and gone and we are now approaching Independence Day. This is another big full circle day for me as it will be the one year anniversary of the publication of my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul. As my book is a tool for self-transformation and self-empowerment, July 4th seemed to be the ideal publication date.

This holiday is also symbolic of where the energies are now. What does it mean to be independent? What is true freedom? Independence comes from actualizing our innate power and abilities to manifest the life of our dreams. We are sovereign unto ourselves. Freedom only comes when we break the chains of forgetfulness and allow our mind to explore our unlimited potential. The tarot card I picked today was "Worthiness." When we realize our divinity, we realize our true worth.

The energy of movement is building. Things seem to be swirling around as in a tornado, flying out and sorting themselves by what is in alignment with our highest vision and grandest version of who we really are. Anything less than what is in complete alignment with who we truly are will not manifest. We have no control over this now. We set the wheels in motion a year ago and the pattern has completed in the matrix. What we have left to do before the accelerated manifestation phase is to take care of the final touches.

What we will manifest now will be nothing short of miraculous to many of us. Things we thought we would not do again or were not capable of are becoming our reality. I recently rented the house I used to own with my former partner. I didn't imagine myself ever living in that house again and here I am! The best part is the rent is lower than what our mortgage payment was and it includes mowing the lawn and plowing the driveway, things I do not choose to do any longer and what I thought would prevent me from renting a house.

The things I have chosen to manifest are starting to form. I choose to form a community of like-minded people and they are coming to me! I have asked to manifest guiding sacred and mystical tours of Sedona, and again, the opportunity is coming to me. So much is happening AND we are not yet into the accelerated manifestation phase!

We have now raised our vibration high enough to step into the next level of our work. It is like being upgraded from a Chevy to a Maserati. As with any high performance engine, a little fine tuning is needed to insure peak performance. Not only that, but I really do think any car runs better when it is clean and waxed. We are in the buffing and polishing stages, taking the finger prints off and making sure the chrome is shiny. When our motors are humming and outsides are glistening, we are ready for the trip of our lifetime!

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Shifting into High

I have often likened the energies of the past year or so as moving through the gears of a manual transmission. After all, we are on the move energetically and receive pretty constant transmissions of information. So when the transmission started to go in my now former vehicle, I knew it was time for me to shift into the "next gear" of my life.

I remember shortly after I purchased my former vehicle, I was having a session with my counseling astrologer. My partner at the time dropped me off for the session and went about doing errands. The astrologer's office overlooks the street below and as I noticed my then new vehicle driving past, I pointed it out to her. The astrologer said, "That's the vehicle you are going to do your journeying in." Little did she or I know that I would literally journey 2500 miles away from my home to journey within myself for four years. After that, I journeyed across the country to promote my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul, among other things. I knew that when it was time to let this vehicle go, it would symbolize the end of this chapter in my life. A chapter that lead to my self-discovery, self-love, and soul's purpose.

Just this past week, I purchased another vehicle which, interestingly enough, is the same year, 2003, and same color, gold, as my last vehicle, with about 70,000 fewer miles. If you have read my past blogs, you know that the number 5, the number of change, has been showing up in my life recently. It is interesting that I purchased another 2003 vehicle, which the numbers added together, equal 5. More change. It is also interesting that this vehicle is also gold. My last gold vehicle allowed me to travel to find the riches within. This "new used" vehicle will allow me to find the riches without. Even more interesting, I purchased a Highlander. While it seems that I have come full circle with purchasing this vehicle, I know that I am now entering the next level of the spiral of my life.

Full circles abound in my life now. It is as though I am sewing up every last little hole so that I will move forward with a clean slate. From my last two blogs, you know that another full circle with a past relationship is in the process of completing. What you don't know is that I recently rented the house that my former partner and I used to own. It is almost as if each of the 360 degrees (notice that 3+6+0=9, the number for completion) needed to complete a circle have to be honored before I can move into "high" gear.

Things are definitely shifting in my life. As soon as I decided to rent the house, it happened quickly and easily. As soon as I decided to purchase another vehicle, I found the ideal vehicle within a week. Whatever I have asked for lately, has come almost effortlessly and in record time. The energies are shifting into a higher level, one that will lead us to the accelerated manifestation phase I have talked about.

I have a feeling that this solstice will be the turning point for this accelerated manifestation phase. It feels like the energies are coming to a head and any and everything is possible now. We are sailing in a sea of endless possibilities, listing to and fro, until we become crystal clear about what we choose to manifest. Then our thoughts chart the course and immediately bring to us what our hearts desire.

Just as with an automobile, it takes less and less energy to shift into the next higher gear of our lives. Once we are in high, shifting into overdrive will take even less energy. We have overcome the bulk of the inertia of the past and as the Borg from Star Trek: First Contact said, "Resistance is futile." With each addition of momentum, we release more and more resistance to living our hearts' desires.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Profound Love

The words "profound love" appeared very clearly in my mind just before I awoke Saturday morning. The word profound means "originating in or penetrating to the depths of one's being, pervasive, intense, thorough, and complete." Not coincidentally, this message came to me the morning after meeting my former partner in a rural section of Virginia.

In the past, I kept my relationships at arm's length and a "safe" distance from my heart. For me, to love someone was conditional on them behaving in a way that was acceptable to me. When they stepped over my line too many times, I stepped out. Commitment was based on contingencies. In past relationships,
my fear, I thought, was if I step over their line, they will leave me. It wasn't until this weekend that I realized that it wasn't my fear that my partner would leave, rather it was that I would leave. When the going got tough, I was gone. So was the case five years ago on Memorial Day weekend. Another full circle. Now I find myself opening my heart and life to staying the course, even when the going gets tough.

The going may get tough. If my intuition and that of two friends is correct, a life altering experience for my former partner may be just around the corner. Will I be there? Will she want me to be there? Again, all I can do is be in the moment and realize universe time is different from my current perception of time. In the grand scheme of things, around the corner may mean several weeks to several years.

If you read my last blog, you know that my former partner recently entered into a new love relationship. Despite the initial awkwardness of meeting my former partner's new love, I was able to detach and notice my behavior as well as theirs. As I did, I experienced several "ah-ha" moments about myself.

First, I now see how my life is out of balance. I've done much inner work and have formed quite a loving relationship with myself. However, I haven't allowed myself joy through loving another.

Second, I noticed my relationship skills are a little rusty. It has been five years since I have been in an intimate relationship and this weekend I got to feel the effects of that.

Third, I was able to open my heart to her current partner. I liked her immediately and I am grateful she is in her life now. My former partner is hiking the Appalachian trail and having a close buddy is important. I imagine hiking the trail is similar to being in the military. You tend to make close relationships fast because you know your life may depend on the other person.

Lastly, I opened my heart to loving what is. I love that my former partner is with this person for now. I love that I am grateful about the situation. I love that I spoke from my heart. Even though I feel we may be reunited again in some way, I love that I am unattached to the outcome.

Now I love to the depths of my being, intensely, thoroughly, completely, and profoundly. She must have felt that. For before we parted, she told me she loved me.

It is interesting that Virginia's slogan is "Virginia is for lovers." I surely benefited from the energy.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Heart First

For the past eight months, I have been on the road, traveling to where I have been guided, doing book signings, sessions, and workshops here and there. It is easier for me to be in the moment when I am on the road. My antennas are up and functioning, keenly watching for signs from the universe.

My recent trip feels different from the others. It wasn't my universal communication that prompted me to leave Sedona and travel 2500 miles to the east coast. For once, I wasn't going head first into the great unknown. This time, I didn't think it through first and had no plans. In fact, I often said I must be out of my mind to do this. This trip is based on my feelings and inner knowing. As I wrote in my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul, our hearts create the patterns we follow. This time I was going heart first into the unknown, following its patterns, paths, and purpose.
Indeed, we are all being asked to go out of our minds and into our hearts.

My heart's guidance has lead me back to my home state and to see my former partner. My heart must know something my mind just cannot grasp. After arriving on the east coast, I learned that my former partner just recently entered into a new love relationship. Every time I allow my mind to try to figure it out, I come to a deeper realization that there is no "figuring it out." If I live in the moment, there is nothing to figure out. There is only surrender to the next moment. Thinking about the possible outcomes of this meeting just leaves my head and stomach spinning, and takes me out of the moment. When that moment comes when we do meet, I will be in that moment. Until then, everything is just speculation.

We are being asked to totally surrender to our heart's desire. It's time to trust in what our hearts are creating and get out of the way. My gut tells me that whatever happens, it will be a huge heart opening experience for me. I trust that feeling and I am grateful for the opportunity to open my heart even wider.

These are intense and incredibly challenging times. Nothing but complete self-transformation will suffice. There is still light at the end of the tunnel. By the summer solstice, I have a feeling that I, along with many others, will never be the same again.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

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Thursday, May 1, 2008


Just like a fine wine or delicate perfume, we are now experiencing what it feels like to have our "impurities" boiled off and our essential nature condensed into who we really are. During distillation, impurities are separated from the desired compound through the addition of heat, which naturally causes an increase in pressure.

I've felt like I was in a pressure cooker for the month of April, with the heat and pressure building each day. Each day, the lower frequency "impurities" of anger, control, resistance, holding, and frustration drifted to the surface to be released. It hasn't been easy. I even decided to expedite the process by going through a series of "five" colonics. What is past is past and it's time to make room for what it is coming.

After this period of purification, we will finally experience the accelerated manifestation phase. I had a glimpse of it the other day when everything I asked for showed up immediately. We are in the final phases of this level of cleaning and clearing to prepare for our heart's desire. A word or two of caution: deeper levels of surrender and trust are necessary prerequisites for this accelerated manifestation.

Several of my friends, myself included, have been asked lately to trust at levels that challenge our logical minds and put our left brains into a tailspin. You want me to do what? And yet, we all know we agreed long ago to carry out our divine blueprints. Mission control has issued the next set of directives and like the good spiritual warriors we are, we keep marching forward.

Nervous anticipation best describes how I feel now. I am guided to leave Sedona on 5/5 to travel back east. Life-altering change is likely to be the result of this return. The number 5 represents change and fives keep popping up for me lately.

We will see glimpses of the light at the end of the tunnel in May, the fifth month, the month of change. After traveling in a long dark tunnel, the light seems even brighter than normal when you exit. Hooah!

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Phase Change

The energy of the past several weeks has been quite strange. Have you felt it? I have experienced sleepless nights, base of the head and neck aches, exhaustion, and feeling ungrounded most of the time. While I am in this state, it is very difficult to do my everyday activities, let alone create something, like this blog! When I tuned in this morning about what is happening, what came through is that we are going through what chemists call a phase change.

When water goes from solid to liquid, it goes through what is called a phase change or change of state. During this process, energy, in the form of heat, is added to melt the ice into liquid. Even though more energy is added, the temperature remains the same until all of the ice has become liquid water. The energy that is added is used to break the bonds between molecules in order to change their potential energies.

What bonds are we breaking? Bonds of all kinds and at all dimensional levels are being liberated to allow us the freedom to move toward our hearts' desires.
Influx of energy is needed to break bonds, whether we are talking about chemical bonds or our perceived human bondage.

The energy that is about to enter at the Wesak full moon this Saturday night, April 20th, is the energy of enlightenment. This light excites our electrons of desire to move us to our next vibrational frequency. Remember, we are still recalibrating and the energy that is coming in this weekend is the new standard. We are lightening our loads and cleaning house to make space for the manifestation of our hearts' desires.
As we release our long held beliefs and outmoded structures, we free ourselves to live our fullest potentials.

What is most interesting about a phase change is that the temperature remains the same. It sure feels like I am at a standstill. What is happening is that all of our "extra" energy is being used to create this change of state. Once the change is complete, we are free to use our new capacity to bring in energy and take off! The accelerated manifestation phase I spoke of in my blog, "Reformation," will follow this phase change.

So, as it seems like nothing is happening in our lives and we hardly have enough energy to complete our daily activities, remember what is happening on the side lines. Soon, we will all be singing, "Put me in coach. I'm ready to play, today!"

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Higher Love

As our frequency increases, we naturally resonate with the higher frequency of love. What is the "higher" frequency of love? It is the realization that we are love. As the structures of old come tumbling down, our hearts are left exposed and vulnerable. We see who we really are and are awed.

Love commands us to live life at a higher frequency. What does it mean to be love? When we stand in the eye of the storm, we love it. When we are challenged, we love it. When we are misunderstood, we love it. When the earth shakes or floods wash over her, we love them as well. My universal answer to most questions is give 'em huggies and kissies! Just send love. What a wondrous time we are living in! To realize the power of love and use it in our lives is enormous. To rise above the vibrations of greed, control, scarcity consciousness and the like, means our lives are about to change in ways we haven't yet imagined. The beauty of what is coming is beyond words.

In order to open to this frequency of love, we must first open to ourselves. "Opening to oneness is about opening your heart to your true self. It's about falling in love with you. It is the experience of love made manifest in the most intimate way possible."

These first lines of the introduction to my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul, remind us that self-love is the foundation upon which we build this higher frequency. Once we feel our hearts full of love for ourselves, our heart's energy naturally spirals out to others and our 'special other'. We realize in order to continue to grow, we must relate at all levels.

For years, many of us way-showers have walked our paths alone. The days of doing it alone are quickly coming to an end. We have fallen in love with ourselves. Now we fall in love with another at a deeper level than we have ever experienced. This is happening in my life in ways I didn't imagine were possible.

In order to see ourselves and who we are, we must have a mirror, that ideal partner who brings in the resonance and power of two. In this world of the relative, we can only know something in relation to something else.

As we move up in frequency, our bodies change. These changes can be felt in various ways. This past week, I felt some heart palpitations and chest discomfort, signaling for me more heart opening. I know I am not alone. We see it everyday when people realize that we must all help one another if we are to make it through these challenging times.

"Think about it, there must be higher love.
Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above.
Without it, life is a wasted time.
Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine."

From Steve Winwood's song, Higher Love.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Sunday, April 6, 2008


As part of the reformation process, our energies are recalibrating. So many people have told me recently that they have experienced weeks of interrupted sleep patterns, myself included. I have spent nights of waking up every two hours or every hour. The latest pattern to emerge is not being able to fall asleep. It feels like the "off" switch is shorted and has to be tweaked a bit to work. Eventually I fall asleep and I feel like I spend more time in the alpha brain wave state, that in-between state, between fully awake and fully asleep. It is interesting that the frequency of alpha waves ranges from 7-14 Hz. This range is significant since we are in the process of increasing our frequency from 7.8 Hz to 13 Hz. Also, it is through our alpha brain waves that we are able to remember our dreams. So much is coming through in dream time now that it seems incongruent to have so many sleepless nights. What I think is happening is our higher selves are purposely increasing the time we are in alpha sleep so we will remember our dreams. Just last night, I heard that it is time to bring through more information and saw what this might look like. I woke up briefly to consciously note this and then went back to sleep. The important part is that I still remember it today.

Becoming enlightened includes bringing in new information. This is vitally important to us, especially now. Just as electricity takes the path of least resistance, this new information comes in through our sleep time when we are most open to receiving it. The reason this information is important is that it will assist us in breaking old belief systems such as "I didn't sleep well last night so I will be tired today." "I must get eight hours of sleep every night." Our bodies are changing. What we required in the past is past. We are able to recharge our batteries in other ways that somehow make up for the full, uninterrupted eight hours of sleep a night we are told we need. This doesn't mean we will not feel tired. Actually, until we fully recalibrate, we may feel more tired.

In recalibrating any instrument, there are parameters that are checked and adjusted. Our parameters include our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. First, check in with your physical body. Are all systems functioning optimally? If not, what is getting your attention and why? What can you do to adjust or recalibrate your physicality? Exercise, nutrition, and elimination seem to be the top three now. Be mindful of what goes in and out, not only with food and waste, but with thoughts and words as well. To stay in the flow naturally infers movement. Move your body.

To emotionally recalibrate, set the standard to joy. Are you in joy most of the time? What in your life is keeping you from living your joy? Joy and enthusiasm are the new emotional standards. Enjoy your life.

Mental recalibration means a thorough identification of all belief systems, thought patterns, mind sets, etc. Any and all patterns that keep you from living your truth, your joy, and your vision are no longer serving you. Remove the old programming and get new software!

Spiritually, we are now realizing that we can no longer calibrate to someone else's standard, even if that someone else is an ascended master. As we enter the realm of fifth dimensional consciousness, we recalibrate to the frequency that is within each of our hearts and not to any frequency outside of ourselves. We fully realize the masters that we have always been and live our truth.

If you find you need assistance recalibrating, my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul will assist you in breaking up thought patterns that no longer serve you and provide a framework for new ones. I also offer personal transformation sessions that quickly elicit old thought patterns, set the repatterning for new ones, and activate you to live your heart's desire. To schedule a session or purchase a copy of my book, please visit my website at

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


The energy of monumental change has been swirling around for weeks now and is sure to continue for weeks to come. This monumental change is happening within our core. As such, our core issues are surfacing. Issues of self-worth, self-forgiveness, self-trust, and self-fear (fear of your power) are relentlessly knocking at our door and will not go away until we answer them.

On April 2, Pluto goes retrograde and heads toward aligning with the Galactic Center and our center of being. Pluto, the great transformer, heralds in the energy of self re-form-ation.

Our energy is literally being reformed. Old thought patterns are dismantled and new thoughts are taking shape. The outmoded structures in our life are crumbling to allow for our freedom. The winds of change are blowing away the chaff from the grain. We are in a whirlwind of wonder and the wonder is all about who we are.

As the wind continues to kit up the dust of our former selves, it is hard to see what is forming.
Repatterning generally takes some forethought and we find ourselves saying we didn't ask for this. Oh, but we did. The collective thoughts have been weaving a celestial tapestry for some time now. Each time we prayed for freedom, for peace, for compassion, we sent thought forms into the collective consciousness. We all know deep inside that "the system" and our system of doing things are broken. We are literally reshaping our world. The old structure is gone and yet we unconsciously reach for the familiar. There is nothing to grasp onto. The new pattern has not yet completed in the matrix. We are in the midst of creative chaos.

Everything is up for grabs. Like the tornado in the Wizard of Oz, everything and everyone is swirling in a vortex. Breakups, breakdowns, and breakthroughs abound. The cosmic child has scattered its tinker toys on the floor of creation, awaiting further instruction before reassembling the pieces.

What instructions will you give to the universe? What structures will you build? Be extra careful with your thoughts, words, and deeds now. We will soon be entering an accelerated manifestation phase. As the dust settles, clarity will come...soon.

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Breaking Ground

While the moon slowly faded away as the sun rose over the red rocks of Sedona on Easter morning, I contemplated what this particular Easter represents. Sun rise. Son rise. Each of us is our own sun. Our perceived reality revolves around us. We are illuminated from within first, and then from without. The divine spark of our true light rests within our hearts waiting to be fed. Our brilliance is peaking through. We can't help it. It is who we are.

Just as a tiny seed follows its path of creation with total faith and breaks ground, we too, are unearthed and rebirthed. The ground that is breaking open is our hearts. Light peaks through and bathes our deepest desires. How precious is this moment. How beautiful it is to see new life. Yet, the seedling is tender and vulnerable as it searches for this light. We have just entered unknown territory. Like the seedling, we are used to much darkness. Just as it takes time to adjust to the light walking from a darkened room into daylight, we are in the adjustment phase with this new light.
Imagine what it must be like for a newborn to leave the dark womb of its mother and enter the light of the world. You may feel like you are walking around like a deer in headlights for a while, a bit stunned and dazed. Be gentle and allow time to integrate this new energy.

Part of the birthing process is to expel the afterbirth. What had sustained us is no longer needed. Old paradigms are discharged. Worn out belief systems are erased. We are severed from what we thought was safety and security. Our lives break open to allow the light to shine.

This energy, as everything else in the universe, has a purpose: to propel you to live your purpose. It is because of this energy that we are able to face our greatest fears and take that leap of faith. We realize that following our hearts is our security. As we assimilate this new energy, our circuitry is converted from DC to AC and immediately our potential increases exponentially! Our once battery-powered selves are now able to plug directly into Source. We have unlimited potential...we always have only now we FEEL it! Now we live it!

What do you choose to show the world? Are you living your highest potential?

I am facilitating a two and a half day intensive workshop designed to propel you to live your higher purpose in Sedona on May 2-4, 2008 entitled, Live Your Passion! Find Your Bliss! For more information about this workshop and others, please visit my website at and go to the events and classes page.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Can You Feel It?

"Did you ever feel somethin' in the air
and you block it out, but you know it's there?

Did you ever find, things about to change?
I can see the signs all along my way.

And I can feel that
something's comin' up and I don't know what it is.

Something's comin' up

and I don't know where it's gonna take me.

But there's something dyin' and

something bein' born."

-lyrics to "Somethings Coming Up" by Barry Manilow

Can you feel it?
Everything is on the move. Even the earth is rumbling, especially on the west coast of the US. There is so much movement within us and without that it's almost impossible to tell where the movement is coming from. Change has definitely become the familiar structure. From the Democratic primaries to political scandals to economic swings, we cannot deny we are on changeable seas. My best advice to ride these waves of change is to go with the flow.

You are not exempt from the waves of change. As without, so within. To the hundreds losing their homes and/or jobs, you know what I am talking about. Our world is being turned upside down. What we thought was stable and secure has been turned over like soil. What is being unearthed is your richness, your fertile soil, the cosmic compost from which you grow into your fully realized being. Thought patterns and belief systems that no longer resonate are shattering around us. We are redefining what stability, security, and sovereignty really mean. The consciousness of the planet is getting a face lift.

Hang on to your hats as next week may blow them them away! Spring begins on Thursday, March 20th. There is a full moon in Libra on Good Friday, and of course, the energy of resurrection comes on Easter Sunday.
Spring, as we know, is symbolic of new beginnings and new growth. The energy of the Libra full moon on Good Friday signifies the end of suffering for what we know is right. Justice just-is. We will all be born again in the energy of Easter Sunday. Many of my friends, myself included, are experiencing labor pains of rebirth. What is being resurrected is our unique divine blueprints. Who we truly are will no longer remain hidden. What will be unearthed in you and in society is our essential nature. As another progression on the spiral of life comes to completion and a new one begins, we take a giant step toward being the masters that we are.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life
Life Lines - Publishing high vibrational words that serve as "lifelines" for self-transformation.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


I knew the recent new moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius would be powerful for me since I am an Aquarian. It wasn't until I looked back at what happened around this time that the full meaning of the eclipse came into focus.

As most of you know, I have been traveling across the country for the last five months. It is most interesting, then, to note that I spent the eclipse in Corpus Christi, Texas. If you have been reading my blogs, you also know about the importance of names. Also, the lunar eclipse occurred around the time of Ash Wednesday, the first day of lent for Catholics. Lent is a time of going inward to prepare for the death of one body, Corpus Christi, and resurrection on Easter Sunday. Of course I am also referring to myself and all of us, going through the "death" of our former selves and then soon to be resurrected into our new selves. We are heading into the thick of things as the shifting energies start to come to a head. This may prove to be the year of greatest change through this monumental cycle of change.

My higher self decided that my body would facilitate the process of change by releasing much of the old through having the flu. After four days of fever, my body literally burned off the dross of my old self. I could feel the "death" of the old come up each time I coughed. It was as if the deep cleaning finally reached the sub-basement.

I feel like I am being polished like fine silver in preparation for a feast the likes of which I have never seen. The table is set. Name tags are prepared for each place setting. I can't see the names, I just know that people I have yet to meet along with old friends have been invited. Fine linen lines the table. An abundance of food and wine are lovingly placed on the table. Music that makes my heart sing is playing in the background. I can even smell the delectable food - it is that close. My feast, my banquet awaits.

I have waited so long to feast upon MY life. My turn at my wheel of fortune is only months away. This preparation time creates space for all that is coming. So many of us have worked so hard for so long. Now, we are all just months (if that) away from living in our abundance and joy. Our passion and purpose are about to burst open!

Do as the song from the musical, Godspell says: "Prepare ye, the way of the Lord!" Prepare to feast on your life, ye gods and goddesses!

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Endings and Beginnings

The beginning of a new year reminds me to pay attention to the cycles in my life. This year, 2008, carries the energy of new beginnings. If you add the numbers in 2008 together, you get 10. If you add the 1 and the 0 together, you get the number 1. Numerology tells us that one carries the energy of new beginnings as it is the first integer. Not only are we starting a new 365 day cycle, we are starting a much larger cycle with this year of new beginnings. Of all the new beginnings I imagine for 2008, I never imagined what has already begun.

Last year was the year of completion. If you add the numbers in 2007 together, it equals 9. Nine is the last integer and it carries the energy of completion. 2007 ended with completing the greatest full circle of all for me.

When I decided to go on the road this past fall, a friend kept asking me to come to California first to visit her. I was feeling it was more important to go back to my place of birth first to bring that cycle of my life to completion. California, in my mind at the time, was the last big leg of my journey.

In mid December, I headed for northern California and worked my way down to my friend's house just before the holidays. Prior to going on the road, I was told that my former partner had sold the house in New York and was traveling across country as well. What I didn't know was that my former partner and I were to meet the day after Christmas through this mutual friend.

Our higher selves are quite clever. They sometimes orchestrate things we in the physical would not choose to do. It ended up that we spent New Year's together and I traveled with my former partner and her mini schnauzer, who looks similar to the dog we used to have, for several weeks. It almost felt like we were a family again, except we are different now. We have grown and changed. While I was in New York, my former partner had sent me an email saying thank you for waking me up. I wrote the blog, Clarion Call, about the email as it was such an activation for me. That email provided an opening for me to revisit our relationship.

After catching up on what happened in our lives over the past couple of years, I realized one of the reasons why we went through so much pain and separation. I realized the gift I had given her. We created a situation requiring tough love on my part to allow for awakening on my former partner's part.
Over the past several weeks, we healed our old wounds and became friends again. Like suturing a deep cut, we ended 2007 and began 2008 together, weaving the past into the present like one continuous thread. We both see the gift from the past now in the present. My gifts, along with our new friendship, are a huge heart opening for me and the realization of the power of forgiveness.

Thank you higher self for always knowing what's best for me. 2008 is going to be magical, mystical and beyond my wildest dreams!

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

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