What is Divine Timing? How do we work with it?

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi: What is Divine Timing and how do we work with it? There are so many articles out there online but it’s always refreshing to hear your inputs. Dee A. Toronto, Canada Dear Dee, It’s a very common scenario: you’re in the process of manifesting something, and you have positive momentum going—meaning, you feel really good and you know (or at least you believe)...

How To Manifest Your Dream Job

Long ago in a rainy city far, far away. . .   I landed a new job. It was exactly what I wanted, to the letter! But it wasn’t due to luck, chance, brownie points, or good karma awards saved up like so many S&H Green Stamps from other lifetimes. Wanna hear how I did it? Great! Stick around and we’ll get YOU on track for manifesting...

Is Manifestation usually swift or slow?

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi: Is manifestation usually a bunch of small things over time or is it/can it be one big fell swoop? Bex C., Cleveland, TN   Dear Bex, It can be either, from your perspective, but manifestation is really an ongoing process. Every single moment is a manifestation of something. And that something is a hodgepodge of thought-energy and emotion, with a dash of pre-determinism...

Selective Memory is a Beautiful Thing

Have you ever been accused of having selective memory? As if it’s the crime of the century! Well, most people would define “selective memory” in a negative way—indicative of deceit, flakiness or other horrific character flaws. Most people value realism, facts, and accuracy more than fantasy and as-of-yet unformed possibilities. Most people stay focused on observing “what is” and what has been. . .  rather than...

Believe it or not… Life is Meaningless!

Yes, life is meaningless. . . not in some doom-and-gloom fatalistic way, but in the exciting way that plain vanilla ice cream awaits your choice of sprinkles and candy and all manner of edible adornment. Life comes to us as a blank slate, and we assign meaning as we go, collecting beliefs like Girl Scout badges on our sash of consciousness. Belief is everything. In actuality, “believing...

Your Valentine’s Day Sanity Guide

 LOVE is for YOU. Does that infamous “Hallmark Holiday” trigger emotion for you? Is it the happy or the crappy variety? Either way (and even if V-Day is completely irrelevant to you) I’d like to remind you that thoughts always precede emotions. What do you think about Valentine’s Day, and about Love and Relationships in general? Because whatever YOU personally think and believe determines not just your emotional response,...

Manifesting with Laughter

Whether it’s a new job, a restored-to-health meatsuit, a soul-mate, or a chicken sandwich that you’re fixin’ to manifest, managing your vibration is the shortest distance between you and the goods. Your vibration defines your point of attraction. That is to say, whatever you’re currently and recently and most frequently emanating determines what can physically manifest or show up in your sphere of perception. It’s all...

Weh! Where’s my stuff?

Does it seem as if the Law of Attraction is broken? Is the Universe taking its sweet time to bring you that thing or person or situation you’ve been pining for? Consider an alternative approach to manifesting. Let’s be clear that if your heart’s desires have not yet materialized, and it’s been a while… it is NOT because the thing you want doesn’t exist, or because...

What’s the deal with Karma?

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi: What are your thoughts on karma? From all the teachings I’ve studied, I pretty much dismissed it from being real, although I think the Golden Rule is just plain good sense. Diana S. Colorado Springs, CO Dear Diana, Great question! Like soulmates and other woo-woo controversies, the confusion—and the solution—is rooted in definitions. What exactly is karma, anyway? The most popular connotation implies...

I was a Camel, plodding across the Love Desert…

Perhaps you can relate. I’d been single for so damn long that it started looking grim—like I was on a long bumpy road headed straight for Spinster City. But I’d sooner take a cliff-dive drive, Thelma-and-Louise style, than reach that destination. I’d become a camel, plodding across the Love Desert, expertly rationing my supplies between oases. I suppose I’d gotten fairly used to trekking solo. Nonetheless,...

Let Magic Find YOU

During my Inadvertent House-Flipper days in Oregon, I was just bursting with creativity. In fact, that’s what motivated me to buy my very own ugly-duckling home: it was a giant canvas. The fact that I was engaging in house-flipping only occurred to me after I had sold a house or two and repeated the transformative process. I didn’t realize I was doing anything other than following...

Taming the Wild Mind

Does the term “remote viewing” conjure up covert government spy activity? Developed by the U.S.  military during the Cold War (remember that thing?), remote viewing is actually a highly structured tool for opening our human apertures beyond the five physical senses, and it’s far more practical than you might expect. Imagine a course in “How To Become Psychic” designed and taught by engineers: I jumped at...

Emotional Detox with a Fox: try the 7-Day Mental Diet!

Have you ever tried to abstain from negative thinking for 7 days straight? No negative-speak for an entire week, in your brain or on your mental plane? I’m talking about derailing trains of thought like these: resentment, frustration, worry, dread, regret, jealousy, disapproval, criticism, fear, anger, pessimism, limitation… and that ultimate emotional frontier, victimhood. What does that leave, you ask? Only thoughts that induce love, joy,...

Synchronicity: the Universe is a Well-Oiled Machine

One fine Sunday morning my boyfriend Tony and I decided to take a walk to stretch our legs and talk through some things on our minds as of late. We drove to a park that has gorgeous lakeside trails, but the parking lot had more cars than spaces to accommodate them, plus a long line of vulture-cars already waiting to swoop in. So much for that. Oh,...

Tapping into Something Powerful (EFT)

A few years ago, I discovered the Emotional Freedom Technique which involves physically tapping certain points on the body that correspond to acupuncture meridians while simultaneously reprogramming the subconscious mind.  It’s sort of an East-meets-West healing modality.  You look and sound really stupid while you’re doing it, but, hey, I’m not proud.  Apparently it had been wildly successful in helping veterans overcome their post-traumatic stress disorder...