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)...

A Liver Cleanse is an Anger Cleanse

I recently did a liver cleanse and had a transcendent experience, so I wanted to share it with y’all. Don’t worry though, I’m not about to post grotesque pictures of parasites and gallstones like some people do. Not that there’s anything wrong with all that (gross details are really helpful, in fact, if you’ve never done cleansing before). It’s just that my focus is on self-improvement of the...

Do you believe in UFOs?

One hot summer weekend, I attended a gathering in a large city park billed as the “3rd Annual Worldwide Summoner Event.” Summoner of what, you ask? Well, some people hail cabs, some beckon fate, and apparently a scant handful of humans—including a Los Angeles man named Robert Bingham—summon UFOs. I went to the event out of curiosity. . .  and because my woo-woo* boyfriend was seriously...

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...

Artistry, Alchemy and Allowing

Confessions of an Inadvertent House-Flipper “The time had come for me to leave my city-home of ten years running. I didn’t exactly have a plan. No, actually I had lots of them. I would adopt a new vision every few days and in the process, lose momentum and faith in the other mutually exclusive schemes. I was spinning my wheels and exhausting myself in mental expenditure....

Where does the Universe begin?

Dear Woo-Woo Debbi, Where does the universe begin? Gavin G., London, UK   Dear Gavin, I really like this question. It’s so simple and yet, so deep. Ever since I was a wee woo-woo lass, I posed a similar question unto myself: “What is the Universe in?” I mean, here I am sitting in a room, in a house, in a town, in a state, in a country,...

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?

If that thing or person or situation you’ve been pining for seems to be taking its sweet time manifesting into your physical reality, look to your overall vibration. You might be 100% on board with your vision board, while remaining saturated in fear, doubt or anger—perhaps in another facet of your life—without even realizing it. Tempting as it is to compartmentalize things like career, health, and relationships,...

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...

How to be Happy—a Geeky Perspective

Particles, Waves and Happiness Back in high school, my quirky but passionate Physics teacher introduced us to particles and waves in an attempt to explain physical matter and energy.  Is it a particle…or is it a wave?  The answer depended on your perspective—and what camp you occupied.  It always seemed to be framed in terms of particles versus waves—this or that—an eternal conundrum, a can’t-be-won existential...

Hankerin’ for a Heart Healing?

LOVE is. . . the great substrate of the universe, the stuff that remains when all that other acquired hogwash is removed. At least that’s part of the definition we came up with during my week-long residential Heartline program at the Monroe Institute in Virginia. Nestled there in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we explored “new approaches for removing the obstacles to love’s expression in our daily...

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,...