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Vibration vs. Essence

Did you find time to gather a few altar pieces that called to you? If so you were drawn to their essence.

es·sence: Essence can be defined as the basic, real, and invariable nature of a thing or its significant individual feature or features.

And if you sat with these pieces or found time in nature, did it raise your vibration?

vi·bra·tion: Spiritual vibration can be defined as everything in this world, both visible and invisible, constantly vibrates.

So, what’s all the hype about with vibration and essence?
Well, we know in these times we live in that wherever we go or when we turn on the news, our vibration can be affected. Obviously not for the better. Typically it drops in frequency for many reasons which I will write about next time.

The quality of our lives can be heightened by the essences of what you choose to either create in your environment or align with. Even the essence of an oil that is pure can affect the quality of your thoughts and moods.

All of this plays a part in vibration. Through spiritual practice, such as meditating or yoga, we can continue to feed our vibration, ultimately making our inner vibration strong and vibrant!


Your vibration can be developed to keep yourself ready for stressful times, that may put you back into the muddy waters.

One of my favorite spiritual quotes is:

“May you live like the lotus at home on the banks of the muddy rivers.”

So to keep this short and sweet, I hope that you sense or feel into your own essence today and every day! Know that it is pure and that you have what it takes to raise your vibration.

You can always reach out to me for support at

Lisa Marie

Stay tuned for more about the reasons vibrations can drop in frequency!


Sacred Altars & Yellow Yarrow Flowers

Some of you wrote back and said, “Hey, I like this information on sacred altars!” Which made me think, perhaps there was an Altered Awareness of your personal altar!

And, some of you wrote back reminding me that I misspelled one “alter”, which was, a good reminder to be more aware. Thank you!

I want to know:

What did you put on your ALTAR this week?

Did it raise your vibration?

What energy qualities were you drawn to?

Did you notice what affect that had on you? If any?

I was driving home from New Mexico this past month. I was having a bit of anxiety, going back into the world after being on retreat with no cell service for 7 days. The usual “Wow, this world is so busy!” was hitting me hard.

And then out of the blue I saw an image of yellow flowers.

So when I had a moment, I got on my smartphone and searched for yellow flowers. The one that stood out was YELLOW YARROWS! I had never had Yellow Yarrows in my garden. When I got home, I visited my local native plant nursery and bought some. I decided to plant them outside my window where my altar sits, so I can see them glowing in on me.


MY POINT IS: Listen, Respond, Allow & Know

You are always being supported, guided, and inner messages are available. You will find your life HUMS as you begin to use your altar as an opportunity to develop more connection and listen to what pieces, plants or pictures are calling you to be placed on your altar! SO FOR NOW…Please know, that I am here to support you and I would be honored to see you soon.

Lisa Marie

Stay tuned for more reasons and tips on why having a personal altar can be a mind altering experience!




My Home Living Altar…Bringing in Gratitude Each & Every Day!

Did you have time to make a personal altar?

I’m writing to you to talk about the importance of choosing high vibrational altar pieces that support your personal intentions.

As we use our altars for raising our consciousness, it’s important we pick altar pieces that resonate the vibrations that we choose to call into our lives.

Vibration and Energy is always speaking to us, conscious or unconscious. Through our meditation we become more aware of the energy within and surrounding us.

Let’s say you want to meditate and call in Peace of Mind…

You would want something on your altar that offers you serenity, whether it be a stone, a plant, an aroma, or a word phrase (Mantra) that chants peace or Aum.

Choosing pieces that are personal to what it is you are consciously choosing to align with is key when creating a personal altar.

Try This:

Write down 5 things you want to align with…

Go out and find in your home, or environment, an item for each of those 5 things.

Place them on your altar in a way that is pleasing to your senses.

Let me know how it goes, ok?

Lisa Marie

Stay tuned for more reasons and tips on why having a personal altar can be a mind altering experience!





From darkness to light, and back again

ourladyoffatima1 copyDo we really need to separate out dark and light, yin and yang, good and evil?

Aren’t we all a combination of both energies?

I was working with a client last night who is coming out of what she describes as a dark hole, I
get it I told her. I’ve been there, and back, and there, and back.

Not that it has to be a deep dark hole, but there are levels to our own energy states.
All is being held in clarity light or peace or may be held as darkness or imbalance or disease or
mental and emotional pain.

There are also levels to our light….The higher mind, the places inside of us that feel spacious,
areas that feel whole, times when we just feel aligned.

Both of these states are a part of the WHOLE of who you are.

I’m incredibly grateful to witness, see, and allow all of those places to come out of hiding, and
then offer settings where the light can be experienced, ultimately a known state to come home

This is a messy world, whether it be the political climate, our own past or karma, our
relationships, our day to day grind. There is so much as a human we take on, take in, and get
to learn from.

It’s the light, that shines no matter if we see it or not, feel it or not, recognize it or not, that is truly
always there.

No matter what our condition is, the light will prevail, I wrote once I have faith in the human

We are strong and have more inner power than we may be aware of.

We keep coming back to find our light over and over and over again.

The SVH work I am doing is a pretty radical process to clear away cobwebs, known or
unknown, that interfere with your own light.

I’ve been having great success with my clients since I began. For some reason the protocols
really dive in and clean up the mental, emotional, and physical drama trauma that keeps lurking
around even after you’ve done work to relieve it.

My hope is for you to have a healthy and prosperous 2017!

That the LIGHT of YOU ring loud and true, and your presence be ENOUGH, giving you a strong
sense of Love, Joy, and Contentment.

Take care,
until our paths cross!
Lisa Marie

Happy New Year

Here are my wishes for you:

I sincerely send these wishes for you through this new year!

I wish for you to be healthy and well

I wish for your family to be healthy and for you to feel close to your loved ones

I wish for joy and peace to be a part your daily life

I wish that you fulfill your deepest longing or desires

I wish that you are kind towards yourself and others

I wish that your life has purpose and feels meaningful

I wish that you do not lack or want

I wish that you engage in fun and laughter often

I wish that you are wise, hopeful, and sincere

I wish that you are able to send good thoughts and vibrations to others

I wish for you to be loved

I hope our paths cross soon,

In light of the New Year,



Like a Rose

Last night,while teaching I was using an essential oil that was pure Rose Oil. I caught myself, in my words, saying, “Rose is the highest vibrational plant energy there is.”

Now I had heard that before, so I wasn’t making it up, but as I was saying it I had to use my awareness, and ask myself while listening is that true?

I found out…..

Like a Rose, we too are vibrating so much at once. Whether it be thought vibration, love and openness, joy, or a mixture of all of that, which is probably more accurate!

I love love love teaching Yoga to you all cuz it is the alchemy to creating pure vibration, like a Rose!

Thank you all, for being a part of the whole, a petal to the flower, if you will. And your continued comittment to joining me in class time or private time.

I’m sending the essence, or thought, of Rose to you!

May you live like a flower, in harmony with the elements. Namaste,


Have you ever seen a man sweep?

There’s something about a man sweeping…

Have you ever seen a man sweep? I’ve noticed with the last few times I have been walking down the sidewalk what men do when they sweep.

Seriously, witness it and tell me if you think I’m off here.

When men sweep they go all out. They put their face down, they have their eyes glued to the cement, they sweep with pure intention and connection.

It’s so like wow, I like you just by the way you sweep!!!(lol)

I don’t think that I naturally sweep that way. Now I do other things like that, teaching, talking with clients, and being with family or friends, but sweeping isn’t one of them!!!

The attention, to sweeping is what’s got me here. It’s the I am one with the broom and the ground and anything that is getting in between that I have no interest in that has mesmorized me while watching a man sweep!

I had this A HA moment the other day. I was like A HA, life is not anything between the lines, there’s no hidden messages, it just is as it is as it appears as it shows up. It’s the man, a broom, and the swift action of going back and forth while sweeping. What gets in between that is the mind making cra cra, that’s text for crazy. Yes all of that came to me while watching a man sweep.

It’s all right here in each moment, the breath, or a quick swift of the broom!

Sweep, Sweep, Sweep, be one, be at peace, sweep some more, don’t look around for any hidden messages, stay connected, just be, sweep, sweep, sweep, sweep some more, be and LET GO!

Sending this to you in an effort to keep the planet clean through our daily acts of connection. I hope this finds you well and that our paths cross again sooner than later.

May you enjoy this day, Namaste

“I didn’t get it cuz I didn’t F….ing ask for it!”

So I’m walking down the street in SF. A usual day, homeless people wander around so regularly it’s part of life here. I have a few of them that I see regularly, they kind of feel like friends.

So there were two homeless people walking way across the street from me, and they were having a heated discussion.

One was yelling to his friend…………”WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DIDN’t GET IT?’ The other one ranting back…..” I DIDN”T GET IT CUZ I DIDN”T ASK..”
The other says……..”YOU MEAN YOU DIDN’T ASK FOR IT?”

The other says…..this time SCREAMING HIS HEAD OFF…

AHHHHHHH Screaming He’s going ballistic now.

I’m just like all ears listening to them. Dumbfounded, and enlightened at the same time I was pretty blown away.

Even the homeless man pushing his shopping cart with his only belongings has the deep sense to know the basic spiritual law…”ask and ye shall receive.”

We get what we ask for. I’m realizing how often I ask for not directly but indirectly for things that I don’t want in my existence. Simply because my mind focuses on the past or a way in which I feel lack. I get that these patterns and thoughts create more of what is not wanted. It’s like an old record going round and round that turns into a reality.

The beautiful homeless man had the deep sense to know how frustrated he was because he just forgot to ask for what he wanted.

The clearer I get with my awareness and my own thought patterns, the quicker I can shoo those nasty little thoughts that are not serving me and ask for what is in the highest good for my journey.

What’s good for one is good for the whole. During this season I am reminded by two homeless men to ask for the good of all, in a way that brings not only more food and shelter to those who have none, but joy, laughter, love, and a bright light to shine within so that all beings can benefit from it.

Merry Christmas

May you get what you ask for
have the clarity to know what to ask for
and send the love and joy of the gifts forward. Enjoy 2014!

Save Pluto and Pay it Forward

Have you or anyone you know ever known bought a bumper sticker and put it on your bumper with the feeling that it didn’t quite fit?

Bumper stickers are super personal.

I know I’m supposed to like and want bumper stickers that say namaste, which I actually have one, or AUM. Those like go with what I do, but if I’m going to be 100 percent honest with you there are only two bumper stickers I really have ever wanted.


When I first saw the bumper sticker save pluto my heart melted. It was like the feeling of wanting to save a lost puppy who needed a home. It also brought back memories of solar system elementary school lessons, which were actually my fav when it came to using time wisely in school.

I even did a report on Pluto, and have fond memories of that tiny planet, yes planet!

One year my kids asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I asked for the bumper sticker Save Pluto. They said they couldn’t find it.

The second bumper sticker that is like me in a nutshell is Pay It Forward. That’s just kind of what happens naturally as I’m out and about.

I have a clear memory of my son telling me when he was about 8 years old, “hey mom, how come your like nice to everyone?” I guess it was just kind of like Pay It Forward coming through.

I write this because it reminds me of what’s at the base of all our essences?

I feel like its this natural genuine, be kind to one another energy that is shared by all beings.

And yes, I’m an optimist in humanity at large!

Really letting go, really being and opening each day brings me into more vulnerable, more real ways of being in life. And things that you might not expect, like a bumper sticker with the words SAVE PLUTO bring in feelings of compassion pop out of nowhere and remind me of my humanness.

I feel so well, SAVE PLUTOISH here in San Francisco. Ok so it’s more like wow, save the homeless. The homeless are everywhere here, and I don’t understand how so many of them have gotten lost or are where they are.

I know, I know there are tons of theories on this, but at the root, it seems that as a society to have so many of them on our streets is not in alignment with humanity’s natural goodness.

Ultimately We’re all in this together.

Hmmmm we’re just humans having a spiritual experience, or we’re spiritual beings having a human experience. Something like that right! I always get it confused.

Over the holidays I’m going to nudge myself to PAY IT FORWARD, in any way I can.

May your light shine brightly, so you may share it with all who you encounter. Enjoy your life, you only have one!

Namaste Prema

All Inclusive Mt. Madonna Retreat Cost

Thanks for your interest in the women’s winter retreat.

The retreat center is lovely. Here is the link.

You can make your deposit of $75.00 to guarantee your space. Either check or credit card is fine.

The cost below is all inclusive, Yoga, Lodging, and Meals.

Please know, that you can break any of the payments into 3. As long as the full amount is paid in by Jan. 10th.

Dorm   $398
Triple  $414
Double  $442
Single  $499
Single w/bath $554

Any cancellations will be refunded as long as you give 2 weeks notice. Thereafter you can get a refund if we can replace your space.