Monday, December 13, 2010

As Dead as a Door-nail

"The Marleys were dead to begin with - as dead as a door-nail."  So begins The Muppet Christmas Carol.   My name is not Marley and I'm not a Muppet, but I am "as dead as a door-nail."

As this year is coming to a close, my life, as I have known it, it also coming to a close.  I am in a death phase.  Doors of all kinds are closing.  It is time to let go of everything.

During my last trip to Sedona, I reluctantly went to a full moon ceremony with a friend who wanted to introduce me to the owners of the retreat where the ceremony was held.  Participating in the ceremony was like pulling teeth for me - I just didn't want to do it.  I understand the power of ceremony and I had my fill.  "I don't need to tie a prayer bundle to set an intention", I thought.  The owner who was leading the group was clearly a well-polished showman who, from what I had seen earlier in the evening, doesn't walk his talk.  "Enough of ego-driven charlatans too!"  I couldn't wait to leave.  I reached my saturation point.

The next day I realized why I needed to go to the ceremony.  I had to feel totally done with what going to that ceremony represented in my life, that my days of spiritual seeking and learning at that level are done.  I let go of all attachments to what I think my spiritual work is or even doing any more spiritual work.  I took a good long look at my life and woke up from some delusions.

This death phase has lasted so long and been so painful that all I can liken it to is a spaghetti western where a cowboy was shot and is taking his sweet time to die - twirling around, kicking his feet, and taking some long and painful last gasps.  If I were a horse, someone would have put me out of my misery by now.  It's a good thing I'm not packing a six iron.

I feel empty like someone picked me up and shook me upside down to get the last whatever out of me.  I am hollow.  Spent.  Kaput.  There is no more to give and at this moment, nothing to do.  Perfect timing for a mercury retrograde period, don't you think?

In this strange spiral sine wave of life, I just hit the bottom of the trough.  The good news is, of course, there is no where to go but up from here.  Since much of November felt like a slow death and here we are into mid December, my concern is - how long is the trough?  Oh and next week is a full moon lunar eclipse on the solstice!  As Charlie Brown would say sarcastically, "Joy to the world."

Christmas is usually a time for miracles, light, and birth.  I think we may need to wait until Epiphany for the birthing of the new since mercury doesn't go direct until December 30 and the new moon solar eclipse is on January 4.  Yes, we should all have our own epiphany by then!

Meanwhile, I'm allowing all of the last remaining gunk to come up and out and making friends with my death phase.  Out with the old and in with the new!  

I will leave you with this song from Barry Manilow, "It's Just Another New Year's Eve."  Let's take a moment and pat ourselves on the back for making it through this intense year.  Enjoy my friends.  May 2011 be kind to all of us.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Knocking on Heaven's Door

Where did this year go?  It felt like time stood still for a month or two in early summer and then the rest of the year went into hyper drive.  Anyone else feeling this?  I know things are accelerated in Sedona and this feels different than my other Sedona sojourns.  

This past week I felt an energy at my back gently nudging me forward.  Call this person, get this session, see this friend, go here, do this.  Today I took a moment to think about what I intended for this visit to vortex heaven and what I asked for since I arrived.  So far, everything I intended and asked for I've gotten in short order.  In three short weeks, I have received life-altering bodywork, read a couple of books, watched about 7 informational DVDs, given several healing sessions, made a new friend, reconnected with several friends, received several messages, and this coming week may be the crowning glory, literally.  I have scheduled several powerful events for this week that I know will change my life forever.

A friend of mine who channels shared a powerful and personal experience with me this week that I needed to hear.  She shared some messages for me and said I may have a similar experience.  Much of what she said confirmed what I was feeling and some sent me into a tailspin.  I know it is time to embody my divine essence.

We are near the apex of our current spacetime spiral.  Just as a vortex of water accelerates the further down the drain it travels, we are being accelerated through this zero point, into the next dimension, and onto the next spiral cycle.  What happens when we break one plane of existence and enter the next?  Our consciousness changes so dramatically that we no longer feel like the same person.

I thought the main purpose of this ninth journey across the country was to write my second book.  To my surprise, what I realized today is that the book is writing me.  Until I energetically catch up with what the book requires, I can write no further.  Until we can "catch up" with our divine essence, we can progress no further with this level of consciousness.  We've gone as far as we can go.

So here we are knocking on heaven's door feeling empty and spent, like an empty rocket booster hurdling through space.  The thrust for our "past" life is gone.  As we pass through the eye of the needle, zero point energy, we lose all sense of time and place, if you haven't already.  It is no man's land, true limbo, zero point. We also refuel for our next life's journey through spacetime as we pass through this enormous amount of energy.

Each of us has a preprogrammed launch time into our new/next lives.  We remain in limbo until the countdown is complete and liftoff occurs. 

For now, my stare is like a deer in headlights, I have forgotten much of the past, and feel like I am on perpetual autopilot.  Limbo land is unnerving, seemingly unnatural, and this too shall pass.  

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Home S t r e t c h

We made it through the 10-10-10 gateway.  Woo hoo! The way I felt over the weekend I was ready to pass through the "big" gateway, if you know what I mean!  Thankfully, I feel better, strange, but better.  Now what?  

After a physically challenging and spiritually powerful weekend with my friend and owner of the house I am renting, the energy shifted big time.  After she left on Monday, I received phone call after phone call from various Realtors scheduling appointments to show the house, which was sold last month and then the buyer withdrew her offer earlier this month.  In this "clear as mud " energy we are in, the only clarity I came up with is, don't plan on staying in this house for too long...whatever that means.  

The same day, I received an email about a conference next week in California that I had wanted to attend when I was back in New York.  Not knowing where I would be on this ninth trip across the country, I had put the conference out of my mind.  Now I am located within a day's drive of the conference and I have a friend near-by with whom I could stay. The location of the conference is within another day's drive of where I also considered going on the following weekend. I think the universe just started turning over the cards from the 52 Pick-Up.  As I was speaking to my landlady Tuesday morning and saying I had asked for clarity about whether to stay another month, an A-1 Express Moving Van drove past!  (I live on a dead-end street with very little traffic.)  Bingo!  Another card just appeared!  Move 'em out rawhide! 

When a friend asked for my latest take on the energies, what came out of my mouth was we are in the home stretch.  Whatever is coming to us now, and it does come to us, is preparing us for our final descent as we embody our angelic nature.  While we are "back stage changing into our new costumes", the props for the next act are moved onto the stage.  Act 999 will begin when every prop is in place, every actor dressed and ready to go on stage, the orchestra tuned and on the same sheet of music, the lighting crew is ready, and the audience is seated and waiting with great anticipation.  

If you have ever been a part of a theater production, you know how many details go into producing a play.  Just imagine all of the details that need to be addressed in order for you to enter the next "stage" of your life.  And we're not talking about small town theater.  We're talking Broadway!

While all of the support crew and cast are doing their thing, we wait for our cue to enter stage right.  Indeed.  We will enter this stage of lives right.  The magic, majesty, and mastery of this next stage is beyond our wildest dreams.

For now we wait until the next cue card appears...and then the next...and the next... While we are coming around the home stretch, it sure feels like a s t r e t c h.  The universe asks us to stretch a little bit farther than we ever have and then asks us to stretch even more.  Time feels like it has been compressed and stretched at the same time.  Things move quickly now compared to the speed at which we were accustomed and it feels like it is taking FOREVER.  How is this possible?

While we are in this no man's land of the home s t r e t c h, I thought this might cheer you up a bit.  Remember the Looney Tunes Cartoons?  You may feel looney tunes by now!  I know I do! 

Friday, September 24, 2010

52 Pick-Up

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  Has Dickens reincarnated or what?  It seems we are all having a "dickens" of a time riding these swells.  They have been anything but swell.  

I don't know about you, but this fall equinox/harvest full moon kicked my butt.  One minute I have a sore gum and then it's gone, or rather the pain shifted to my jaw and sinuses.  My neck feels like I have a cervical collar around it and I have to move my entire body to look left or right.  My mid back needs some serious TLC and then there's the emotional stuff.  Oh joy.  Fear reared its head again over the last couple of days.  How will I survive this insane ride?  Then I am overwhelmed by the feeling of just wanting to go home only I don't know where home is.  If home is where the heart is, I'd better fine mine soon!

In twelve short days, the house I am renting, which is for sale, was viewed, offer made and accepted, and then the buyer changed her mind.  Am I staying or going?  Where am I going?  For a while I thought I was going to Sedona with a friend but my heart tells me no.  Planning even a minute from now is too far into the future.  I'm "planning" to teach Reiki over Columbus Day weekend and who knows?!  October 9th and 10th might as well be a thousand years from now.  What is clear is that the universe is DEMANDING we BE HERE NOW!  Live in the moment ...or else.

I went for an early walk the morning of the equinox.  The full moon still glistened over the calm ocean.  As the sun came up over the mountains behind me, it outlined each puffy cloud in pink.  A boat heading south oddly stopped for several moments in line with the moon and myself.  At that same instant, a huge flock of seagulls flew directly over my head.  It was so powerful.  I thought, things must be lining up for me.  

It seems the universe is playing 52 pick-up with us, but its arranging the cards before they land, lining everything up for us down to the last detail.  Since it is arranging the cards before they land, we can't see what arrangements the universe is concocting for us.  Shuffle, reshuffle, and shuffle again.  Once the cards land, we turn them over one at a time.  Each card contains a clue that leads us to our hidden treasure. 
So when you take your weathered and weary body to bed tonight and before you pull the covers over your head, remember the universe is conspiring for you.  It is taking care of all the arrangements you need to create the life of your dreams.  Sweet dreams.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Magical Mystery Tour

My trip to the Pacific Northwest continues to be filled with synchronicity.  Whenever I've needed anything, I asked for it and it appeared.  Manifesting in the moment is just plain FUN.

When I got into Wisconsin, it was time to get the oil changed for my Highlander, which I affectionately call Higher Love.  As I was driving on Interstate 90, I saw a Walmart near my exit and thought I could get the oil changed there.  When I turned the corner toward the hotel, there on the right, within walking distance of the hotel, was a place to get the oil changed.  Sweet.  Even sweeter was the grocery store and the Panera Bread Company across the street.  I love Panera's salads and coffee.  I was good to go!  What a welcome site after driving all day, which included rush hour traffic in Chicago.

I had never been to South Dakota so of course I wanted to see Mt. Rushmore.  A good friend of mine who also knows the road life all to well, put me in touch with a friend of his in Rapid City.  She was delighted to open her home to me and even gave up her bed for the night.  Cool.  I dropped off my things and headed for Mt. Rushmore.  Just as I entered the visitor's center that faces the monument, the friend who connected me with my host for the night called.  He asked, "Where are you?"  I said "I am looking at Mt. Rushmore as we speak."  He said, "How interesting to call you right at this moment so my energy can connect with it since I never stopped there."  We laughed and talked about the significance of these four great leaders of freedom and our connection to the energy of freedom.

After I enjoyed viewing the information movie and pondered the monument one last time, I left thinking I would head up the Black Hills.  Something made me stop and head back to Keystone.  It was a warm day and I knew I need more ice for my cooler.  I pulled into the first shopping plaza and saw a shop sign "On Eagle's Wings" gift shop.  Eagle is one of my totems and I recently thought about using that name for one of my ventures.  As I was speaking to the owner of the shop, a police car and ambulance drove by.  There were motorcycles galore since it was the week of the Sturgis motorcycle rally.  The shop owner said it must be another accident.  He added that someone was killed in an accident the day before.  I thought about my decision not to go up the mountain and was grateful I paid attention to my intuition.  I asked the gentleman if he knew where I could get some ice.  He asked how much I needed and I told him I have a small bag in the car that I would like to fill.  It happened that he also ran the coffee shop next door and gladly filled my bag full of ice, no charge.  Ask and you shall receive.  Okay, I would like to do laundry so I asked for a laundromat.  Just less than a mile down the road was a clean laundromat where I could purchase detergent and get change.  Yeah!

One of my favorite drives on the trip was the drive to north gate of Yellowstone.  The road follows the Yellowstone river, which is the longest free-flowing river in the US.  As soon as I could pull off and get to the river, I did.  I wanted to put my hands and feet in the river that symbolizes being in the flow.  I continued driving toward the hotel, which was just outside the gate.  I pulled into the hotel, checked in, and unloaded the car.  As I made my way to my room, a storm hit.  The wind was bending the trees and the rain was coming down in side-ways sheets.  Perfect timing.

The next day I drove into the park to see Old Faithful.  I stopped at Mammoth Hot Springs and a couple of other pull-offs along the way.  It happened that the same day I was in the park, two fugitives were seen in the park and were armed and dangerous.  As I wanted to continue on and not spend another night there, I decided to go to Old Faithful and turn around and head back.  I pulled into the large parking lot for Old Faithful and stopped at the rest room before heading to the geyser.  Just as I made my way in between people to view Old Faithful, it went off!  Perfect timing!  It usually takes about an hour or so before it goes off again but I didn't have to wait!

While in Washington, I stayed about 25 miles from downtown Seattle.  Before I arrived at the hotel, I had the thought that there should be a Trader Joes in town.  I went out in search of Chinese food and ended up heading back toward the hotel.  On the left I noticed a plaza and there on the sign was Trader Joes!  Just next door to Trader Joes was an excellent Chinese restaurant.  Think it and it appears!

I stayed in Medford, OR for a couple of nights while I checked out Ashland.  Nothing seemed to click either day and it felt like I needed to go to Mt. Shasta.  I noticed a flier for the Mt. Shasta pyramid.  The flier talked about tachyon energy and zero point energy which I am writing about in my second book.  I called and left a message, intending to experience the energy that same day. Shortly thereafter, the owner called and scheduled an appointment for that afternoon.

After my activation in the pyramid, I went back to the hotel.  I had no feeling of where to go the next day.  I had messaged a friend on Facebook who I met in Sedona.  She lived in Dunsmuir and I thought she was moving to Ashland.  She answered my email and was indeed in Ashland.  We spoke over the phone and I headed back to Ashland the next morning.  Before we met, I saw a room for rent on the board at the Co-op.  Ashland is a college town and the landlady usually rents her rooms to students for six months but the students would not be arriving for a couple of weeks.  On my way to the house, I thought of asking to rent the room for two weeks.  She was in agreement with that and I had a place to land while the next thing showed up.

I met with my friend who told me a mutual friend also lives in Ashland.  We met at the park and had fun reconnecting and realizing we have similar interests.  After checking out numerous apartments, my friend told me her mom is renting her house on the Oregon coast.  Her tenant just happens to be moving out this weekend, when my two weeks are up.  The house sounds like a perfect retreat.  More magic!

I was in Medford today doing some shopping.  I was feeling it is time to get my haircut but being new to the area, I wasn't sure where to go.  After I finished my lunch, I was going to go to a styling salon I saw as I was pulling into the plaza.  As I was leaving, I could not turn left to head towards the budget styling salon.  So I decided to head toward the mall.  It was my first trip to the Rogue River Mall.  I pulled in and headed toward the right which was near Penney's.  I said this is where I will park.  I got out of the car and headed toward the door.  It was the door to the salon!  I guess this is where I will get my hair cut!

When you follow your heart, remain in the moment, commit to being in the flow of your creation, and pay attention, magic happens.  Ask and trust the answer will show up. 

The beach house is on Gold Beach...I wonder what magic my heart has in store for me there! 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Play Ball!

One of my favorite holiday movies is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.  At the end of the movie, while watching a flaming Santa's sleigh streak through the sky, Clark's Aunt Bethany exclaims, "Play ball!"  Yesterday's earthquake near Washington, DC is the energetic equivalent of Aunt Bethany's command.  Let the games begin!

'Tis the season for dismantling the old to make room for the new.  The shake-up in DC yesterday was just that...shake up the systems to facilitate their breakdown.  On July 26, Saturn is opposed Uranus ushering in an energy to support dramatic social change. Watch for signs of another more severe downturn in the economy.  Banking regulations continue to change as power gets redistributed.  Government programs that supported us in the past can no longer hold the weight of millions of people out of work, in debt, or homeless.

The quake not only shakes up systems, it shakes down the corruption that has long been the life blood of the beltway.  That corruption doesn't end there as we have witnessed with BP.  Government and big business have been bed fellows for too long.  

Pluto is in Capricorn and this energy can bring about major changes in petroleum and government.  Pluto is the great transformer, unearthing whatever is not in its integrity.  Hum.  The Gulf oil spill is certainly unearthing quite a bit.  There is more than oil and gas coming up to the surface.  Long-held discontent of the populace is bubbling up.  People are waking up and realizing we are destroying our planet.  We are finally getting that we must make deep and lasting changes in our way of!

This weekend is the celebration of the Conscious Convergence Carl Calleman talks about.  With the ceremonies and intentions of this weekend, we the people, consciously usher in unity consciousness.  It is from this level of consciousness that we will solve the greatest challenges this world has known.  If this resonates with you, please take a moment and say this shared agreement from the website where you can find more information about the Conscious Convergence: 
"I, as a sovereign being, join together with All That Is to call forth the presence of balance and unity within me and in our world. I am the conscious presence of harmony and reconciliation and I am grateful for the wholeness I bring forth in this and every moment. And so it is."

Acknowledging our oneness and connection with All That Is is the first step in our road to renewal and rebirth.  We are experiencing the labor pains of rebirth.  The Washington, DC earthquake was the first contraction.  There will be many more before We the People birth a new world.

As you ride the waves of change, you may be looking for a lifeline.  During the acceleration this summer and fall, I have decided to expand my blog to offer a series of nine teleconferences to offer:
  • Information on the latest energies and changes.
  • Tools to maintain balance in a chaotic world.
  • Group sound activations to free you to live your divine purpose now.
  • Group meditations to heal Mother Earth and all of her inhabitants.
  • A supportive community of like-minded people.
The Life Lines...for a changing world Teleseries begins August 1 at 7 PM Eastern, 4 PM Pacific and runs every other Sunday through November 21.  For more information and to register, please visit the events and classes page of my website.

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Eclipse.  The word means any obscuration of light. On this Partial Full Moon Lunar Eclipse day, light is partially obscured.  Take the time now to look within while there is light cast on the old belief systems.  Discard.  Delete.  Deep clean.  Do it now.

According to astrology, eclipses, which travel in pairs, always herald change.  We have already seen our share of change in 2010 and even deeper change is on the way.  In this two week window between the lunar eclipse on 6/26 and the solar eclipse on 7/11, we may experience an event that may well turn out to be the defining moment of humanity.

Astrologers are talking about the Grand Cross.  Astronomers are keeping a watchful eye on the sun.  Geologists are measuring the decreasing magnetic field of the earth and the increase in earthquake activity.  Volcanologists are busy predicting which volcano will erupt next.  Marine biologists are assessing the loss of life and the damage to the ecosystem in the Gulf of Mexico.  Meteorologists are shaking their heads in disbelief as weather patterns do not follow the predictable ways of the past.  Mayan Elders predict more monumental change.  AND...Eclipses herald change.

The oil spill in the Gulf is a recipe for monumental change.  The tens of millions of barrels of oil already spewed out of the well along with the hundreds of gallons of toxic dispersant create the mixture from hell.  Add in lies, cover-up, and a tropical storm or hurricane and stir well.  The result?  Disaster on steroids.

The effects of eclipses can be felt for weeks before or after.  The July 11 solar eclipse is a total eclipse of the sun.  Darkness is cast on the South Pacific Ocean then across Cooks Islands and Easter Island to southern Chili and Argentina.  Most of the darkness will be cast over the water, as if we don't have enough darkness in the form of oil covering the water.  In Dr. Emoto's words, "Water, I love you.  Water, I thank you.  Water, I respect you."  Please say it daily and whenever you drink water, shower or bathe, wash dishes, or are near water.

It only takes a little awareness and the understanding of a junior high science class to predict what may be coming.  It only takes enlightened beings to prevent it.  Alleluia for the influx of light from the galactic center, photon belt, and the sun.  The cosmic convergence, when this great influx of light is due to come in, is only a week after the solar eclipse.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you!

I wrote about the earth changes in my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul:
The earth is changing now.  Love her in her transition.  Love the rain, love the tremors, love the volcanoes.  She is cleansing.  She is readying herself for her rebirth, renewal and new life. 

Yes, love is the answer.  Send love to the water, to the marine life, to people of the Gulf, to those who lost their lives, to those who are cleaning up the spill, to those regulating the clean-up, and to those responsible for the spill.  There is no power greater than love.  Love it all, including yourself especially during these times.  You are cleansing.  You are readying yourself for your rebirth, renewal and new life.

We are at the cusp of the end of one era and the beginning of the next.  Since we are the ones we have been waiting for, it is up to us to choose differently, to change, and to challenge ourselves in ways we may have not thought possible.  We must step fully into who we really are, into our empowered truth, and step out of this tired illusion of victimhood. As old worn out systems and beliefs crumble and the dawn of a new day begins to peak through the clouds, courage, constancy, and creativity will see us through.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Birth by Fire

Fire is an interesting element.  It needs air to consume matter, and as it does, it produces light.  What we are about to enter is no less interesting, all-consuming, or light-producing.

Fire got the attention of the world when the fire and ash the Icelandic volcano kept spewing into the sky temporarily halted air travel.  When the BP oil rig exploded we witnessed fire's destructive power.  Everyday we see the effect of that power - the 90,000 or so barrels of oil that continue to flow out of Mother Earth.  As I said in my last blog, she is bleeding out.  Just before the oil well blew and shortly thereafter, there were at least three mine explosions around the world - West Virginia, Russia, and Turkey.  I can't help but think Mother Earth wants us out of!

From a bigger perspective, we live on one of billions of planets in the universe.  What we do here affects the rest of creation.  Perhaps some good has come from the oil rig explosion and Icelandic volcano eruption.  We are FINALLY starting to understand that everything is connected and what happens in one location can and does affect the rest of the planet...and the universe.

Some of our planetary neighbors are about to add to the fun.  On May 27, Uranus, the planet of sudden changes, shocks, upheavals, innovative thought, rebellion, independence, liberation, and awakening, heads into Aries.  Aries is a fire sign.  More fire.  The Aries fire is ambitious, impulsive, full of energy, self-centered, aggressive, and argumentative.  Put the two together and you have a recipe for sudden profound change.  Birth by fire.  From the cosmic blacksmith's fire, we will be reformed. We, the People, will soon have enough.

In the midst of our personal and collective transformations, more earth and economic changes will most likely alter the landscape of the world.  As tectonic plates move and waves crash, we may wake up one day and look out at a vastly different world.  As money continues to be drained from us, we realize we must work together.  

When can we expect things to really "heat up?"  July, of course - from mid July through October we are likely to have a bumpy ride.  On May 27 at 9 PM EDT I will offer a free teleconference about the coming changes for the remainder of 2010, entitled "The State of the World."  Even if you cannot listen in at that time, the call will be recorded.  If you are interested, please email me and I will send you the call in number, access code, and call back number to listen later.  I am compiling some useful information which I will send you once it is complete.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Monday, April 26, 2010

Look, Listen, and Feel

We live in a world faced with global warming, global terror, nuclear war, water and food shortages, crumbling economies, and environmental holocaust.  9/11 was our spiritual wake up call.  The world is in a state of emergency and in dire need of first aid.  It is time to look, listen, and feel.

Look around.  The world is literally crumbling around us.  America's infrastructure is a code blue.  Roads in need of serious repair will soon have signs, "Drive at your own risk."  Bridges pronounced DOA will be closed.  Recently, a building in upstate NY was so structurally unsound that a section of a major interstate was closed because the DOT was concerned a wall of the building might topple onto the highway.  Mother Earth is adding to the destruction as she shakes to relieve her elevated pressure.

Look at the consequences of our actions.  We forgot about the law of cause and effect.  Our bad habit of taking from Mother Earth and not giving back to her has left her in critical condition.  Oil and water well drilling, excavation, mining, subterranean building, and the like have wounded her.  She is bleeding out.  We need to apply direct pressure, but where?  On the holes we have created within her, on the corporations and governments responsible, on the consumers who keep demanding more, or all three?

Look at what is, not through the lens of the media or government, but with the innocent perception of a child.  See what is really happening.  Look at each other through our hearts' eyes.  See who he or she really is, not what the false facade of the body suggests.  

Listen to the cries of the children who do not have enough to eat, who are orphaned, and who are living on the street.  Listen to the call of the animals as their homes are destroyed daily.  Listen to the water fowl as they take their last gasp of air through the black oil that surrounds them after another off shore oil well explodes.  Listen to our still small voice within. Listen to our gut instincts.  Follow our intuition. 

It's time to feel.  We have become disconnected from our hearts and let our minds rule.  We were dumbed and numbed down.  It's time to wake up and stop feeding ourselves unhealthy food and unhealthy images on TV.  No wonder heart disease is rampant in the US.  We forgot our connection to Source, to the Divine.  We forgot we are powerful beyond measure.  Somewhere along the way, we stopped feeling.  Feeling and emotion are our power tools.  The universe is hard-wired for emotion.  Love is the glue that holds everything together in the universe.  Obviously, we forgot to love.

To reconstruct a crumbling world, we need to FEEL.  Love it back together.  Come from your heart.  The world might be in critical condition and we have the power to save her.  When we fall in love with Mother Earth, her condition naturally improves.  Her prognosis is full recovery.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Remembering Our Divinity

 In my first blog this year entitled "2010:  A Year of Miracles", I wrote that after the spring equinox, the energy would be fast forward motion.  By now, we are well on our trajectories, like a cannonball shot out of canon.  It is no coincidence that I use the analogy of a canon.  After experiencing the energy of death and resurrection from this past Easter weekend, we are now experiencing our canonization.  We are reborn into who we truly are.  We remember our divinity.

And so it is with me.  I am being called to step fully into my divine essence.  A client this week said to me, "I know this sounds stupid but I am afraid of being who I really am."   Clients are a beautiful mirror for me since I recently had a similar thought.  The fear of being powerful beyond measure is greater than the fear of being impotent.  Foolish or not, it is the knowing in our hearts that we are powerful beyond measure that elicits such strong emotions.

How great thou art.  How utterly awesome and magnificent are you.  Gentle and strong, kind and loving, your beauty radiates like a sun around you.  The last key of my first book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul, reads "When a plum reaches ripeness, it cannot hide its sweetness."  We cannot hide the sweet nectar of our truth.  It drips out to sweeten others.

It comes as no surprise to me that my energy is currently focused on allowing my sweetness to flow.  Just as my first book activated my mind to integrate the truth of who I am, my current book, Remembering Your Divinity, A Co-Creator's Guide to Manifesting by Heart, is calling me to live the truth of who I am.  I already know how powerful this new book is and it is not yet complete, nor is my integration of who I truly am.

I feel great changes will begin this month especially in the US and around the world. The old structures of the past will come tumbling down and the earth will continue to shake beneath our feet.  For a while we will feel the energy of death and destruction like never before.  Extreme and unexpected earth and social changes are at our doorstep.  My mantra for this year is "Expect the unexpected."

At the same time, the energy of rebirth  and resurrection is building.  Amidst the rubble and dust from the crumbling of the old facade, the light of a new day is dawning.  We may be challenged in ways, that until now, we have never experienced in this life.  When this time comes, we will be ready for we will know we are powerful beyond measure.  We will know we are majesty in form.  We will know and live as God incarnate.

We enter the final cycle of the Mayan Calendar in just 11 months.  During this cycle, we will experience a consciousness shift every 18 days until the Calendar ends on October 28, 2011!  The end date of the Calendar was recalculated by Carl Calleman along with some Mayan Elders.  Are you ready for this acceleration?  Are you prepared to become a conscious co-creator?  My new book, Remembering Your Divinity is so timely and so needed.

I invite you to step into the co-creator that you are and assist me in co-creating this book.  I recently entered the Next Top Spiritual Author Contest.  When I win, I will be awarded a contract with Hampton Roads Publishing.  My book is longing to be shared with the many instead of the few.  In order to advance to round two, I need your vote.  Please take a moment and cast your vote for me and my book.  Here is the link:

In return, if you email me at and tell me you voted for me, I will enter you to win your choice of either three free personal transformation sessions over the phone or a scholarship for my school of self-mastery.  Just indicate in your email your choice.  You must vote no later than May 3.  I will announce the winner of my offer on May 5. 

In Gratitude, Love, and Light,

Joan Cerio
Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Fortune-Telling Story

A couple of nights ago I went to the local Chinese restaurant for some take-out.  After I enjoyed my meal, I opened my fortune cookie.  Once again, the fortune was quite appropriate for me.  I love to save the fortunes and place them in my wallet to read at a later time.  So I opened my wallet and took out the fortunes that I had already saved.  As I read each one, I realized they were telling me a story.

Messages come to us daily in many different ways, whether it is a song on the radio, the headline on a newspaper, or fortunes from fortune cookies.  Our job is to pay attention to the signs along the way and decode the breadcrumbs of insight the universe leaves for us. 

I am always amazed at how perfectly the universe choreographs events.  All things in divine timing, I always say.  The timing of this fortunate event of reading my fortunes is no different.

Here is the "fortunate" story told by my fortunes -

We must become the change we want to see.

Stop worrying and take a chance.

Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself.

The human body was designed to walk, run, or stop; it wasn't built for coasting.

A recent investment will pay off.

They will be grateful that you cared enough to make it.

All the news you receive will be positive and uplifting.

And the fortune I received just the other night... Love is on its way.

For five years now, I have dedicated my life and work to assist others in realizing who they really are and remembering their divinity.  During this time, I published my first book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul, and created a school of self-mastery called Coeuressence based on my book.   

In the Key of Life consists of inspired writings with accompanying sacred geometry drawings that represent the energy of the writings.  The writings activate the conscious mind and the drawings activate the subconscious mind to assist readers in realizing who they truly are and to live their life purpose.  It is like taking my healing work and putting it into the book, which is meant to be re-read and used as a tool for self-transformation.

Part of my work in the world is to teach others how to become self-realized.  I saw the grand vision of what Coeuressence School of Self-Mastery will become.  My job was to step it down into a meaningful and manageable program to start.  Just this past year I completed the first phase - an enhanced self-study program that anyone anywhere can access.

Before I could write the book and create the school, I "became the change I wanted to see."

I believed in myself and decided to "stop worrying and take a chance."

I remained single-minded with my creation - "Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself."

If I want my dream to manifest, I must do my part - walk, run but not coast.  As many of my friends know, I have been "on the road" for over five years so there was no "coasting" for me! 

I believe in myself and know that even if I use some of my savings that my "recent investment will pay-off."  In a world full of uncertainties and financial ups and downs, I took a chance on me, knowing that the odds are in my favor.

I continue to believe knowing that "all the news I receive will be positive and uplifting."  I know this because I trust in love.  I do my work because I love the Earth and all of her inhabitants so deeply.  "Love is on its way" not only for me in my personal life.  Love is on its way for humanity.  When we awaken to the truth of who we are, it must be so for "at the heart of who you are is a love song that has always been resonating." ~ In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul.

Joan Cerio - Keeper of the Keys to a Masterful Life

Friday, January 29, 2010

Awakening the Avatar

If you are a movie buff, read the newspaper, or watch TV, by now you have heard about or seen the movie, AvatarIt has surpassed Titanic as the highest grossing movie worldwide.  Besides its beautiful colors, awesome special effects, and astonishingly real 3-D images, this movie represents more than high tech movie-making.  James Cameron, its writer and director, envisioned this movie over a decade ago. Since then, he has worked on developing the 3-D technology and computer simulations that would make his dream a reality upon the screen.

Timing is everything.  Technologically and consciously we were not ready for this movie ten years ago.  More important is the exact timing of its release.  The movie, which was released on 12/18/2009, is still drawing in crowds more than a month later.  When I look back at the energies from 12/18 until now, a lot has been going on.  From mercury retro and then direct, to mars retro in Leo, to the full blue moon lunar eclipse on 12/31, to the solar eclipse of 1/14 in Cancer/Capricorn, to Saturn retro, and Jupiter moving into Pisces, there has been a lot going on!

To me, this energy represents shaking out the old, seeking the new, and sharing who you really are with the world.  In a word, these energies assist us in becoming congruent - our true essential selves are portrayed as who we are or more simply, our inner world matches our outer world.  What does this have to do with the movie, Avatar?  A whole lot.

The term avatar comes from Hindu mythology meaning "the descent of a deity to the earth in an incarnate form or some manifest shape; the incarnation of a god."  In other words, an avatar is one who has mastered congruency.

This movie is filled with metaphor.  The protagonist, Jake Sully, agrees to take on his Na'vi human hybrid body called an avatar.  He does this to fill the role of his now deceased brother and to help the humans understand and control the Na'vi natives to "obtain the unobtainium."  As he goes back and forth between his human body and avatar body, he begins to loose his identity.  In one of his video journals, he records he doesn't know who he is anymore.  Does this sound familiar?

Watching Avatar was an activation for me.  I saw the movie in 3-D, which made it even more potent.  I chose to see the movie on my birthday as a gift to myself, not knowing that at the end of the movie Jake says he doesn't want to be late for his party...his birthday party.  Perhaps the term birthday was used metaphorically as this was the day he chose to leave his human body and enter into his avatar body for the remainder of this lifetime.  I think of birthdays as re-birthdays and this was truly a rebirth day for Jake...and me. 

As I said in my last blog, the energy at the beginning of 2010 is purely full steam ahead.  Once you embark from shore, there is no going back.  Once you embody the persona of who you really are, there is no going back to who you were.  Jake Sully knew that once the ritual was performed, he could not return to his human body, to who he was. 

After I left the movie theater, I was shaking.  Like Jake, I questioned who I am.  I wondered if I was losing my mind.  Am I leaving the old me behind and fully embodying the avatar that I am?

We are losing our minds, our limiting thought patterns and old consciousness, in order to make room for the new.  This year is characterized by emergent energy - the energy of coming into existence and coming into view or notice. 

Dear lightworkers, this is the year we emerge from our chrysalis.  As I wrote in my book, In the Key of Life, An Activational Journey to the Soul:  "...there comes the moment in a caterpillar's life that requires the ultimate act of surrender and faith.  It knows it must allow the death of one body in order to step into another that will allow it to reach the sky.  Just like the caterpillar, within each of us is a butterfly waiting to fly."

And so it is.

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

Friday, January 8, 2010

2010 - A Year of Miracles

What an incredible year we have in store for us.  2010 started with a bang.  With the Full Blue Moon Solar Eclipse on New Year's Eve to herald in the new, to Mercury and Mars going retrograde, and with a New Moon Solar Eclipse coming on January 15, we have a truckload of potential energy.

This combination of energy is like pulling back on a slingshot, the bow of an arrow, or the trigger of a gun.  Back we go again for another round of "re's" - rethink, revise, reconfigure, redo, revisit.  This pulling back motion takes energy.  It takes energy to pull back the bow or cock the trigger and at the same time, we are creating potential energy.  The energy of the stretched-back bow is what propels the arrow.  This energy is waiting to be released into that forward motion for which we have waited for so long.

After the Solar Eclipse on January 15 and Mercury goes direct on January 16, the energy lets go and we let go.  It is total fast forward motion and when we release the bow or pull the trigger, there is no more controlling what we have set in motion.  Once we let go of the bow, we cannot grab the arrow and retrieve it.  We can't even change its trajectory.  Once the task is executed, there is no stopping it.  We cannot return the bullet to the barrel, the arrow to the bow, or the stone to the slingshot.

After we let go, we are at the will of our hearts.  Our hearts create the patterns we follow.  They created the trajectory of our arrows.  The universe will now mirror back our hearts' desires that we projected years ago.  It is the projection of what we felt in our hearts and its passion that has been building and building, literally building the roads, bridges, tunnels, and superhighways for our forward journey this new year.

This next week, before the release of this energy, is the time to clean out our spiritual closets.  Replace the old with the new.  Review our vision for our future.  Soon it will be time for us to come out of our spiritual closets.  The world wants to see us, to hear us, to know who we are, to shine our light!  It is time to bring all of who we are forward.  Remember in this forward motion, there is no going back.  

By the time the spring equinox comes, we will truly spring into action.  It will be the dawn of a new day.  Around January 17 the "big bang" happens and at the equinox, the physical takes form.  It takes time after the release of energy or the big bang for things to manifest.  Everything may be in total chaos to begin.  Creation comes through chaos and then order starts to appear.

By March 20 we will see a concrete pattern of what is forming in our lives this year.  Now the etheric template that we created through our hearts' desires will come into the physical.  We will precipitate our passions.  We will see it, we will feel it, and we will know it.  There is no more guesswork.  What we have dreamed, what we have envisioned, what we have loved into existence, becomes reality.

So now as we are now going back and "ringing out the old", this twisting and pulling energy is fueling our potential.  When enough energy builds, we will release our potential.  This release, this letting go, this surrender of our will to divine will will propel us forward, into the life of our dreams.  Our wildest dreams will become our reality and more - beyond what we can envision.  This is only the foundation of what we are creating, for what we are creating is so enormous, we could not envision it with our present mindset.

Expect miracles this year and know that our beliefs will change.  A miracle is only a miracle until we have a new experience that changes our beliefs.  We all may say, "I thought this wasn't possible but now I see that it is."

We are God incarnate.  We are the Divine in form.  We are the ones that co-create our reality.  We are victims no more but the masters of our lives.  And so it is.

A most glorious New Year to you all!

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