I Took a Journey…!

The last few months of my healing journey have had it’s ups and downs. However, the pain of my physical recovery has caused me into a state of perpetual meditation and prayer. Help and information came to me to assist in relieving my pain although I still have a way to go. I am thankful for the help I received and grateful that I am much more mobile than in the past months since February.

Staying in a perpetual state of meditation and prayer opened my eyes. I found I am able to remain in this state even when I am working or with friends or on a trip to the grocery store. The Buddhists speak of being able to meditate even while riding a bus. Now I know what they speak of. It’s wonderful! I am in a constant state of peace even through chaos and disruption.

There is so much help available to us. So many spirits, angels, animal guides, ascended masters and so on. They want to help us, but we have to reach out to them. Unfortunately, many of us have become so densely matter-ed to this earth plane we cannot see what is in front of us. Well…

I Took a Journey

When I say I took a journey I am not speaking of getting on a plane and traveling to another earthly destination. Indeed, something powerful happened; something sacred happened.

Many years ago in the late 1980’s I was in emotional pain. I called to God and the heavens to help relieve my pain. After some time the result came in the form of writing down what seven marvelous Spirit Guides told me. The guides, who simply called themselves “The Seven” stayed with me for another three years.

I thought I had lost them due to a crazy marriage and an even crazier divorce in the 1990’s. Later in the 90’s I had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico where I spent 10 days with a Yuwipi Man. Okay, a Yuwipi is a Medicine Man, but like the difference between a Neurosurgeon and a general Practitioner. The Yuwipi is the Neurosurgeon.

It was there that I began to learn Traditional Native Medicine. I spent nearly 3-4 months of each year studying under this Yuwipi. For another few years we kept in touch via email, phone and Facebook of course. During the early times I learned to travel and visit the spirit realms where my spirit guides came to be known; some animal guides and some spirit guides. The Yuwipi had 37 Spirit helpers. I had 3.

I came back to Boston with a new meaning for my life. However, life had changed for me after the divorce and I went back to grad school and then for my Ph.D. a little later. After some time I thought I had lost my spirit helpers again. I hadn’t called on them. I hadn’t used them in a medicinal way. Now, I’m thinking, What am I doing to have lost The Seven and my spirit helpers?

Just recently, during my recovery, I began to practice “journeying” again. At first I wasn’t sure if I still could, but I got my rattle and began rattling away while singing my spirit song. Before long I was in my old, but beautiful place. A massive circle of tall grass with wildflowers all about. The grassy area was surrounded by a dense woods and beamed with the brilliance of the sun. I was in my happy place!

I called out and asked if my spirit helpers would come back to me. Suddenly a dark shadow loomed overhead. It became so intense that it darkened the whole area. I felt a strong wind behind me. I felt something land behind me and as I turned around it was a massively sized eagle, old, wise and strong. To my right from out of the woods another massively sized animal made an appearance. It was an elk with a rack the size of 2 small trees. From the woods came another, a cougar, again massive in size. To my left came a massive draft horse.

Now, I am surrounded by these four massive animal spirits. I asked each one if they were my spirit animals and each one nodded yes. They did not speak, but I could hear them just the same. One of them asked me, “Where have you been?” I had no answer, but to say, “I am here now and I need you, all of you.” Suddenly these great shards of light drifted slowly from above. Each shard was like a pillar of brilliant light. When they touched down I counted seven, WHAT??? I had to ask, “Are you my seven? The answer was "Yes. We have never left you.” I did wonder why they presented in these luminous shards of light. When they first came to me they were in a more human form just very tall, about 15 feet tall and beautiful! They said, “You are ready now to see us in this form." So be it. I am grateful!

I won’t tell you what messages they had for me or the other journey’s I have taken and will continue to take. That information will be in my upcoming book (shhh!). I will tell you that journeying is a powerful way to connect with your guides and teachers. It is a way to travel through space & time, forward and backward and in between. (Don’t think in terms of matter, think in terms of light and energy.)

This fall I will be holding a group to meet weekly to practice the art of journeying. If you are interested, please drop me a line and let me know. I will tell you this, my pain is nearly gone and I was expected to be on pain drugs and other therapies for at least one year as my spine heals and fuses. NOT! I expect to be in full recovery very soon. I have the help of the heavens and the under earth, middle earth and over earth with me.

Be Blessed

Know you are Loved!

Rev. Dr. Sandy

Complacent, Uncaring or just Ignorant???

“No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein.

All we see in the mainstream news media these days is violence, political and corporate corruption, war and mayhem around the world. These images and thought forms being created and forced upon us tend to cause a state of hypnosis among the masses of people around the world. We believe what we see without question and we fall prey to a consciousness of mistrust, doubt, anger, and pain. We believe, without question, that even our neighbors may be terrorists, gangsters or criminals out to cause us harm. We become paranoid, and in severe cases, delusional. We are so mistrusting or others that we actually believe we are always unsafe and have a need to find and incriminate an innocent bystander and protect ourselves in extraordinarily nonsensical ways. .

Now, I’m not saying there is no real corruption in our society. There definitely is. What I am saying is we need NOT to take things at face value. There is always a root cause and that cause may not be exactly what we’ve been told.

I am concerned about the world. I am concerned about my Nation, I am concerned about my home state of Massachusetts and my community. I am concerned that this Nation is falling behind the rest of the world. I am concerned that we are so asleep that we will be the cause our beautiful Nation, every living forest and it’s creatures; our ecosystem and our environment, to be destroyed, by one person at a time.

Look around you. Better yet, look up. Look up at the sky and tell me what you see. What are those long lasting streaks in the sky? Look at your food. What do you see? What do those numbers on your fruits and vegetables mean and why are we eager to consume them without finding out? We have an overabundance of genetically modified and genetically engineered foods that include both plants and animals: almost every animal bred and all factory farmed animals for human consumption. We have more sickness, debilitating sickness, and death than ever before. Why? Could it be those GM and GE foods? Hmmm!

What we do not see in the world is the shift that is happening. Mainstream news media won’t publicize the good that is happening. It won’t allow us to see the changes being made all over the world. It is not newsworthy to show us the millions of people who have had a shift and a raising of their consciousness’ to make real change for good. Is it only our Nation, the good ol’ USA that is asleep? We may not be the only Nation, but we are certainly one of the largest and most powerful Nations that are just sleepwalking into our destruction? This can cause a residual effect around the world and at the very least on our own continent. How many species of animals have already gone extinct in our lifetime? Too many, and we may be next over the next few generations if we’re not very, very careful.

I am asking my friends, neighbors, community, state, and Nation to become one of the Awakened Ones. Do your own research from alternative, but reliable and truthful news sources. Find out what you are eating, stop littering and buying plastic, stop smoking cigarettes and other nicotine products, plant a tree or shrub and stop cutting them down. Stop NOT caring about yourself, your children and your environment. Get educated and share with your tribe. Plant seeds of knowledge and wisdom. Together we can make a difference, but it takes one person at a time to make the change and begin planting seeds for good. So, will you play a role in the current worldwide shift? Or will you remain complacent?

We need to raise our consciousness to one of love. That may sound corny, but it means loving ourselves and our communities enough to create change. I love you.

Remember, “No problem can be solved by the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein.

(This documentary is about 2 hours, but very worthwhile. Please watch.)

One Person Can Make a Difference. “A Native American Prophecy.”
(This video is only about 10 minutes, but very profound!)

Want positive news sources?


Many Blessings!

Rev. Dr. Sandy

Angels of Healing & Wholeness

I apologize for not being able to send out both a January & February newsletter. Many of you know that I have been struggling with Spinal Stenosis and Sciatica for about the last 7-8 months. Years ago, when I heard someone else speak about their sciatic pain, I had no idea the extent of their suffering. Now, I know, up close and personal. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy, not even Donald Trump…lol! The thing is, and most of you know me, I do not take pain meds. I prefer the natural route, a holistic approach to healing. But I realized that sometimes, I need a little extra help and so I will be undergoing surgery on February 13th to clean out and repair my spine and relieve this pain.

I suppose I am more concerned about my recovery than my current, extreme levels of pain. What you don’t know is that I moved into my office space back in October 2017. My recovery (of 3 to 6 months) will most likely be spent here in this space if I can still work. If not, that is another story and I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it. I still plan to open my new counseling & wellness center as soon as I raise enough funding, hense, my GoFundMe campaign. A two family home or one family converted into a wellness center on the first floor and a forever home for me on the second floor. Once again, I am asking for your donation of $5, $10 or more to help me achieve my goal and have a place to recover in good health. A much larger donation has gift incentives attached, so maybe consider a larger donation as well. You can review those incentives on the GoFundMe page.

This Intentional Wisdom is more of an acknowledgement and acceptance of how frail humans really are, of how frail I am. I have been so blessed throughout my life, even with all my challenges and struggles. I have followed my own advice with regard to being mindful, being in the present and meditating daily. I do a lot of inner work, I pray, I watch my thoughts, and I analyze my growth on a daily basis. I ask, ‘Am I doing what I teach others to do? Am I living how I teach others to live? Am I staying on the path of Ascension in consciousness?

I am and I do practice what I preach or teach, but sometimes it’s hard. I’m sure you know how hard staying the path can be. Still, I do it. With all the pain and the struggle of my circumstances I find myself, at times, doubting the powers at work in my life, but I quickly, and I mean really quickly, recover from all that self-doubt. I remember that I am a divine being, a daughter of the All That Is. And that all the pain and all the struggle presents itself to assist me to grow and evolve. I also know that we are all divine beings on a path to Ascension in divine consciousness. We all have our struggles and challenges. I have spent most of my life helping others to relieve their pain and suffering. Now, I am asking you to help relieve mine. Please make a donation today.

I thank you with all my heart and soul. And I pray for each of you, every single day. I ask that you might keep me in your healthy thoughts & prayers as I undergo this extensive surgical procedure and recovery. Only thoughts & emotions of light and healing please. I do not need pity or sympathy, just healing and wholeness! For this I am grateful. And I am grateful for your donation today!

Peace & Many Blessings!

Rev. Dr. Sandy

What Will You Give This Holiday Season?

The holidays are upon us and whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or the Winter Solstice, all of us at Intentional Self want to wish you the best of everything wonderful, fulfilling and loving for your celebration.

I stopped celebrating the commercialized Christmas many, many years ago. In its place I celebrate life, family, friends, colleagues and associates with healing and wellbeing. Whether you know it or not I will be sending you a powerful energy and Reiki healing for the holiday to help you through these times and provide a push for success into the New Year!

This is a time to think about what the holidays mean to you. In reality these are just one (or several) of the 365 days we live throughout the year, but this time of year should bring out the best in all of us. It’s really not about Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales or getting the most or the least expensive gifts to unwrap and then be thrilled or disappointed.

It all boils down to our expectations. We expect we will be gifted something wonderful. When we are not, we get disappointed. We expect someone will show us how much he or she loves us. When they do not, we become sad. We expect family and friends to come through for us. When they do not we experience disillusionment. You get the idea, don’t you?

I’m not saying not to buy gifts for those you think highly of, especially the children. I am saying not to forget the value and purpose of this season. This is a wonderful opportunity to teach our children, and remember for ourselves, the value of giving and sharing from the heart, to treat others as we wish to be treated, to provide a hug or your time to someone in need.

Below are a few values associated with each of the holidays celebrated at this time of year:

The Seven principles of the African celebration of Kwanza:

1) Unity: Umoja (oo–MO–jah) To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.

2) Self-determination: Kujichagulia (koo–gee–cha–goo–LEE–yah) To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

3) Collective Work and Responsibility: Ujima (oo–GEE–mah) To build and maintain our community together and make our brother’s and sister’s problems our problems and to solve them together.

4) Cooperative Economics: Ujamaa (oo–JAH–mah) To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.

5) Purpose: Nia (nee–YAH) To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.

6) Creativity: Kuumba (koo–OOM–bah) To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.

7) Faith: Imani (ee–MAH–nee) To believe with all our heart in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle. (http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/kwanzaa-history)

In Judaism, Hanukkah purports the following values:

a. Never be afraid to stand up for what’s right. Judah Maccabee and his band faced daunting odds, but that didn’t stop them. With a prayer on their lips and faith in their heart, they entered the battle of their lives—and won. We can do the same.

b. Always increase in matters of goodness and Torah-observance. Sure, a single flame was good enough for yesterday, but today needs to be even better.

c. little light goes a long way. The Chanukah candles are lit when dusk is falling. Perched in the doorway, they serve as a beacon for the darkening streets. No matter how dark it is outside, a candle of G dly goodness can transform the darkness itself into light.

d. Take it to the streets. Chanukah is unique in that its primary mitzvah is observed in public. It’s not enough to be a Jew at heart, or even at home. Chanukah teaches us to shine outwards into our surroundings with the G dly glow of mitzvahs.

e. Don’t be ashamed to perform mitzvahs, even if you will feel different. Rather, be like a menorah, proudly proclaiming its radiant uniqueness for all to see. (http://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/102911/jewish/What-Is-Hanukkah.htm)

A Christian Christmas and the values to teach our children and ourselves.

1. Strengthen their Faith. Jesus is the reason for [Christmas]. Share to them the heartwarming story of the infant Jesus– the real symbol of Christmas. Make it a tradition to observe the 9-day Christmas novena masses as a family. More than the festivities, prayer is one of the best ways to honor this season.

2. Inspire them to Hope. Inspire our children to dream, to wish, to hope for greater things in life. Christmas is the best time to share our hopes and dreams as a family. It is also the perfect opportunity to appreciate the goodness in every one, as well as the blessing that they are in our lives.

3. Celebrate Love. Christmas is truly a celebration of love. Encourage your children [and yourselves] to do random acts of kindness for their friends, family and others. Express love in different ways – be it thru quality time, words of love, acts of service. What matters most is that we fill our homes with love and let this love overflow in the hearts of our children.

4. Bond as a Family. Have fun and enjoy the traditional festivities of the season as a family… What’s important is for our children to cherish the warmth of family togetherness during this season. Make each moment count. Remember that Christmas is the best time to create perfect family moments

5. Value Simplicity.
The real value of a Christmas gift doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, simple but meaningful gifts are often more appreciated. Have our kids make creative arts and crafts as personalized gifts or ask them to assist us in making home-baked goodies for their friends, teachers and family. Show your children that the best gifts are really from the heart6.

6. Spread Christmas Joy thru Sharing. Nothing beats that pure joy we can experience thru giving and sharing. More importantly, it is an honor and privilege as parents to instill in our children the true meaning and essence of sharing and spreading the holiday cheer. Teach your children to give and to share – start with their friends and loved ones. Involve them in projects that reach out to the less fortunate. True happiness is not always about getting what they want for Christmas; rather, it’s about being able to give and making a difference in others.

7. Be Grateful.Count your blessings! Inspire your kids [and yourself] to be thankful for all the wonderful gifts they have received, regardless of the value. Teach them to be grateful most especially for the non-material gifts they are blessed with such as family, friends, time, love and many others. [As a family or even by yourself] you can come up with your own list of Christmas blessings which each are truly grateful for. It’s important for our kids [and us] to realize that there is so much more about Christmas beyond the merriment and the presents. We owe it to them to experience a meaningful, yet joyful season by properly instilling in them these priceless Christmas values.

8. Be Grateful. Count your blessings! Inspire your kids [and yourself] to be thankful for all the wonderful gifts they have received, regardless of the value. Teach them to be grateful most especially for the non-material gifts they are blessed with such as family, friends, time, love and many others. [As a family or even by yourself] you can come up with your own list of Christmas blessings which each are truly grateful for. It’s important for our kids [and us] to realize that there is so much more about Christmas beyond the merriment and the presents. We owe it to them to experience a meaningful, yet joyful season by properly instilling in them these priceless Christmas values.

Winter Solstice

Most of the customs, lore, symbols, and rituals associated with “Christmas” actually are linked to Winter Solstice celebrations of ancient Pagan cultures. While Christian mythology is interwoven with contemporary observances of this holiday time, its Pagan nature is still strong and apparent. Pagans today can readily re-Paganize Christmastime and the secular New Year by giving a Pagan spiritual focus to existing holiday customs and by creating new traditions that draw on ancient ways. Here are some ways to do this:

1) Celebrate Yule with a series of rituals, feasts, and other activities. In most ancient cultures, the celebration lasted more than a day. The ancient Roman Saturnalia festival sometimes went on for a week. Have Winter Solstice Eve and Day be the central focus for your household, and conceptualize other holiday festivities, including New Year’s office parties and Christmas visits with Christian relatives, as part of your Solstice celebration. By adopting this perspective, Pagan parents can help their children develop an understanding of the multicultural and interfaith aspects of this holiday time and view “Christmas” as just another form of Solstice.

2) Adorn the home with sacred herbs and colors. Decorate your home in Druidic holiday colors red, green, and white. Place holly, ivy, evergreen boughs, and pine cones around your home, especially in areas where socializing takes place. Include holiday herbs in it and then place it on your front door to symbolize the continuity of life and the wheel of the year. If you choose to have a living or a harvested evergreen tree as part of your holiday decorations, call it a Solstice tree and decorate it with Pagan symbols.

3) Convey love to family, friends, and associates. At the heart of Saturnalia was the custom of family and friends feasting together and exchanging presents. Continue this custom by visiting, entertaining, giving gifts, and sending greetings by mail and/or phone. Consider those who are and/or have been important in your life and share appreciation.

4) Reclaim Santa Claus as a Pagan Godform. Today’s Santa is a folk figure with multicultural roots. He embodies characteristics of Saturn (Roman agricultural god), Cronos (Greek god, also known as Father Time), the Holly King (Celtic god of the dying year), Father Ice/Grandfather Frost (Russian winter god), Thor (Norse sky god who rides the sky in a chariot drawn by goats), Odin/Wotan (Scandinavian/Teutonic All-Father who rides the sky on an eight-legged horse), Frey (Norse fertility god), and the Tomte (a Norse Land Spirit known for giving gifts to children at this time of year). Santa’s reindeer can be viewed as forms of Herne, the Celtic Horned God. Decorate your home with Santa images that reflect His Pagan heritage.

5) Honor the Goddess as Great Mother. Place Pagan Mother Goddess images around your home. You may also want to include one with a Sun child, such as Isis with Horus. Pagan Goddess forms traditionally linked with this time of year include Tonantzin (Native Mexican corn mother), Holda (Teutonic earth goddess of good fortune), Bona Dea (Roman women’s goddess of abundance and prophecy), Ops (Roman goddess of plenty), Au Set/Isis (Egyptian/multicultural All Goddess whose worship continued in Christian times under the name Mary), Lucina/St. Lucy (Roman/Swedish goddess/saint of light), and Befana (Italian Witch who gives gifts to children at this season).

6) Honor the new solar year with light. Do a Solstice Eve ritual in which you meditate in darkness and then welcome the birth of the sun by lighting candles and singing chants and Pagan carols. If you have a indoor fireplace or an outdoor fire circle, burn an oak log as a Yule log and save a bit to start next year’s fire. Decorate the inside and/or outside of your home with electric colored lights. Because of the popularity of five pointed stars as holiday symbols, this is a good time to display a pentagram of blue or white lights.

7) Contribute to the manifestation of more wellness on Planet Earth. Donate food and clothing to poor in your area. Volunteer time at a social service agency. Put up bird feeders and keep them filled throughout the winter to supplement the diets of wild birds. Donate funds and items to non-profit groups, such as Pagan/Wiccan churches and environmental organizations. Meditate for world peace. Work magic for a healthier planet. Make a pledge to do some form of good works in the new solar year.

So there you have it! Remember this can also be a season of heartbreak and sorrow for many. So many may have lost loved ones, are living alone, are homeless, hungry, weak or frail and can’t get around. It is a season for depression and sometimes suicidal ideation or actual attempts to end one’s life. We need to remember these people and do what we can to help comfort them just a little (or a lot if you’re able). Let them know they are valued and worthy of life and living. Remember not to look down on others less fortunate than you. Send them a blessings and some love. Energetically, it does help!

There are too many selfish and unconcerned people in the world who just don’t care about others, even within families. We need to remember that we are all connected, we are all one no matter your faith or beliefs. We are all manifestations of the source of All that Is. It is my hope that you will live the values of love, peace, compassion and care throughout this season and throughout the year to come!

Happy Holidays * Happy New Year * Be Blessed * Know you are Loved!

Many Blessings!
Rev. Sandy

Honoring Our Ancestors: A History lesson!

November is Native American heritage month. For me, I celebrate it all year round. Come Thanksgiving week, I am pulled by the beat of a different drum, a Native drum. You see, my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day every 4 years or so (both joy and sadness). This year it falls the day after T-Day. This day, along with Columbus Day in October I do not celebrate. That would be like celebrating the genocide of my own people. T-Day week is our “Days of Mourning” with lots of prayers, singing, Talking Circles (to process the trauma), comfort, support, kindness, compassion, giveaways, sweat lodges and some fasting. We usually end the week with celebration in honor of our ancestors and the fact that we are still here, alive and strong all over this Nation. We feast, celebrate, and enjoy our relatives and friends, and yes, we do give thanks to our Creator, the Great Spirit for our very being, for being provided for. If you’d like to know more about the true story of Thanksgiving you can read it here: http://www.manataka.org/page269.html

This month we celebrate a new tradition: “Rock Your Mocs.” We wear our moccasins every day for a whole week, yes, even at work! This year it falls November 12-18. If you see me I’ll be wearing my mocs or mukluks, depending on how cold it is here! Please, I do ask, in honor of my Native relatives, that you do not sport moccasins that week if you are not native. It’s just a courtesy like not dressing up with a feather headdress on Halloween!

Of special importance is the honoring of our ancestors. Our ancestors, we believe are always with us, guiding us, teaching us, if we listen and see! We honor their lives and their spirits. Our strength is in their numbers on the other side and our elders who pass on cultural traditions. So is our peril if we do not remember them or bother to learn from them.

Honoring our ancestors is honoring ourselves as a people. So too, is the honoring of the ancestors of African Americans and their slave ancestors in this country, and the rich history of their ancestors in Africa. The Japanese Americans (and I’m sure some other Asians as well) who also were put on reservations better known as Internment Camps during WWII. America has a rich history of genocide of people with a lot more melanin.

This year give thanks for your ability and willingness to honor the rich and diverse histories and cultures of People of Color in this Nation. Indigenous Peoples, African peoples, Asian Peoples all built this Nation through their blood sweat and tears, and many times their very lives, literally! And please know that this blog is not to offend anyone, but to enlighten and hopefully open minds to see clearly the plight of people of color in this Nation. Diversity is always a blessings if we can ever learn to embrace it!

I Honor You! Many Blessings!
Rev. Sandy

Here’s the Lesson…!

Life has a way of moving us onto a new and sometimes very different path. At times that path may seem not to be chosen by us and something that we may never have chosen for ourselves. Our country is a perfect example. It appears split, divided and broken. Many of us feel broken or at least disillusioned, and can’t see a way to peace for all.

Here is the lesson: What is happening in our country and the world is a reflection of humanity’s collective ambivalence to and about our country and our planet. We’ve been ambivalent for a very long time. What exactly is ambivalence? Webster’s Dictionary states: “simultaneous and contradictory attitudes or feelings (as attraction and repulsion) toward an object, person, or action” or “continual fluctuation (as between one thing and its opposite).”

There are those of us who focus on our individual needs, wants and desires to maintain what is best for our selves no matter who it hurts in the process. Selfish, individual needs are a primary importance and some will fight and even kill to maintain the status quo. Then there are those who fight against cruelty, discrimination, racism, sexism, mysogeny, etc. and will fight to the death, literally. We are even labeled “far right extremists” and “leftist liberals.” It makes no sense because, with the exception of a few on both sides, everyone wants basically the same thing.

There are those who are connected to the earth, our families and societies and do what we can to create change, a shift in consciousness to the reality of the chaos that is happening now. If you are one of those people whose consciousness in elevated, even just a little; if you are one of those people who recognize there is something wrong; if you are one of those people who know without a doubt that change must happen, then it’s time to take action. It’s time to begin on a personal level and gather your collective consciousness troops. Right and left move to the center collectively.

Here’s what you can do on a personal level:

1. Smile and greet others, even strangers, with a positive attitude and a hello.
2. Show kindness at all times
3. Give back or pay it forward
4. Surround yourself with healthy, positive people.
5. Clear your mind and heart of negativity.
6. Plant seeds of wisdom in others.
7. Never argue with a closed mind.
8. Present your very best self always, in all ways.
9. Think like a Creator.
10. Bless everyone, even those you don’t like or agree with.

Here’s what you can do on a societal & global level:

1. Keep your neighborhood clean. Don’t litter and pick up rubbish from the sidewalk.
2. Grow your own organic food gardens. Create a community organic food garden.
3. Use green fuels – solar and wind.
4. Plant a tree or 2 or 3.
5. Green your neighborhood with sidewalk or roadway native plant gardens.
6. Use non-plastic, reusable water bottles. Recycle, reuse, repurpose.
7. Use reusable bags in place of paper or plastic.
8. Ask for and buy wood and paper products certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
9. Each One Teach One (or more).
10. Bless everyone and everything. Blessings have a way of spreading.

Speaking of blessings: Blessings heal, uplift, inspire, shift awareness, raise consciousness, and help all the world and its sentient beings become more intimate and compassionate. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, at any given time, send a blessing. Bless yourself.

Many Blessings!
Rev. Sandy

Calling All Warriors of Healing and Wholeness!

With Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Jose, and all the other that have come too close together in time and around the world. We really need to take a look at the causes. Our planet is being ravaged, raped and decimated. In the United States fracking, pipelines and fossil fuels are destroying our earth. With so many alternatives already in place we, the people, need to fight at the polls and make strong statements to our representatives that we want clean fuels now. The Big oil companies are just too greedy to allow green fuels to happen on a wide scale basis. It is up to us to make it happen. It’s time to put the pressure on our government to allow green fuels to become mainstream and be rid of fossil fuels once and for all. I’m sure the oil magnets will not suffer with their billions of dollars in profits each year. The two centuries of polluting of our Mother Earth, inducing savage storms, earthquakes, wildfires, tsunamis, mudslides and avalanches happening all over the earth should be a wake-up call for us all. I for one am tired of the oil companies’ greed and denial of climate change. Our Mother will continue to purge and cleanse herself. If we continue to do nothing to help her heal we will all be gone very soon.

I am on a mission with a fiery passion. I have redefined my purpose. I am here to educate, support, heal and nurture anyone who is tired of the same. It has always been my passion to wake people up to their own disharmony, illness and cognitive dysfunction and to teach them how to heal, to become whole and complete. When a person is whole and complete within and without they are led by a higher mind, a divine consciousness that leads each one to better choices and decision making. Higher or Divine Mind allows us to be guided always in the right direction. It allows our bodies to become healthier and our minds to think clearly and accurately. We are able to move through this world being our very best selves for all concerned: ourselves, our families, our communities, our societies, our countries and our world. We are all connected. What affects one affects all in many ways both good and bad. Every living thing is affected. And yes, you play a part in the outcome.

I am on a mission and I don’t pull punches. I am straight forward, but kind. I know my path is to heal and not tear down, but I will not side step what needs to be said or done for the good of all. It won’t take long, but the road is not an easy one. Depending on where one is in life and consciousness will tell if it’s a many years journey or a short few months journey. But from my experience, everyone who chooses to be led by a higher consciousness will be on this path for life, always learning, always growing, always evolving.

If you are ready, if you are tired of the way the world is behaving, then let’s get to it. I will be holding a series of teleconferences beginning in the fall of 2017. These teleconferences will teach you how to shift your thinking to a higher state; teach you the path to an evolved consciousness, and help you become a leader in the fight against the destruction of our beautiful blue planet, ourselves and our sentient family. It is up to each of us to help our sisters and brothers. Each one Teach One as the saying goes. Heal yourself, then help to heal others. This is the mission of human compassion and understanding, something we all have.

I will be sending notice when these classes will begin so you can register. Please sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know. I love you…all of you, and I care what happens to you and our world. Sit back no longer. Take action to heal self first so you can be a warrior of healing and wholeness to others and our Great Mother Earth.

Thank you and Many Blessings!

Rev. Dr. Sandy

A Need for Holistic Wellness!

I have a very special request to all of our readers and followers! We need your help! I need your help!

Please do me the good grace of reading my petition to the end!

Greetings My Family, Friends, Colleagues & Patrons!
Holistic Wellness is greatly needed on the South Shore!Two weeks ago I began a campaign to grow and expand Intentional Self. Many of you know me personally, and many of you know me professionally. This is a two tiered project and I’m asking for your help with an attractive incentive for you! (See Below)


Tier One: Homeless at 64.

I became homeless on November 24, 2016, my birthday! I had been displaced from my long term residence due to being priced out. I need a permanent place to live and have been spending very long days at Intentional Self and only sleeping & showering at a family member’s residence. So, to avoid further burdening family, who really has no space (though I am always deeply grateful) I decided I’d need to purchase a home, but then, paying the cost of a mortgage for where I live and the commercial property rent for the wellness center…Hmmm…maybe just a little (or a lot) too much!

Here’s the thing! I love my work! I love all of the people I serve on a daily basis. It is my passion and my duty before the Creator! It has been my mission to expand and grow Intentional Self to accommodate the larger community and add more services. Right now we are so small it only takes in a limited amount of revenue. Not enough to pay my former rent and the overhead costs of running the Wellness Center. But we are growing. And I am only able to save small amounts of money toward a new home, just not enough or fast enough. I will be lodging at Intentional Self by the end of August.

Believe me folks, I’m thankful to Creator that I am able to practice what I preach through my work in order to remain at peace and grounded! Being homeless and depending on others is not what I ever envisioned for myself! There is a lesson in everything! I am growing!

Tier Two: Wellness Center Growth & Expansion.

As a staunch advocate for holistic health, I have received many comments, suggestions and requests for more holistic alternatives to wellness here on the South Shore, mainly in the Greater Randolph area and surrounding towns. People are rightly concerned about their health these days and my practitioners and I want to be able to provide you and the community with outstanding holistic and organic wellness and health care. We just don’t have the space to accommodate more people. In order to better serve the community (actually my priority) and find a permanent home for myself, I need to purchase a two family home and convert the first floor into an expanded counseling & wellness center.

I found the perfect house! A large Victorian that is already a 2 family home with great land for garden rooms & organic vegetable gardens to feed you, but in desperate need of repair! I am asking for your help in the form of a donation! All funds will go toward the purchase and renovation of the wellness center and provide a permanent home for me.

Please click on the Go Fund Me link and view our story and plan and what we will be offering at the new Counseling & Wellness Center.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Here are some incentives for your donation!

Remember, no amount is too big or too small! If all of my friends, family, colleagues & patrons could donate at least $25 (or more) I could reach my goal! If you can only donate $5 that’s perfectly fine too! Every dollar helps!
Please Visit https://www.gofundme.com/IntentionalHome

Donations over $500 receive:

  1. 3 one hour Reiki & Chakra Alignment sessions with Sound Frequency Attunement for Balancing & Healing
    ($255 value – Gift Certificate
  2. 3 Hypnotherapy Sessions
    ($375 value – Gift Certificate)
    3 months of Meditation Classes and Group Meditation
    ($210 value – Gift Certificate)

  3. 1 Intentional Self Canvas Tote Gift Bag
    ($80 value)

Donations over $300 receive:

  1. 1 one hour Reiki & Chakra Alignment sessions with Sound Frequency Attunement for Balancing & Healing
    ($85 value – Gift Certificate)
  2. 1 Hypnotherapy Sessions
    ($125 value – Gift Certificate)
    3 one hour Meditation Classes and 3 one hour Group Meditations
    ($105 value – Gift Certificate)
  3. 1 Intentional Self Canvas Tote Gift Bag
    ($80 value)

Donations over $100 receive:

  1. ) 1 hour Reiki & Chakra Alignment sessions with Sound Frequency Attunement for Balancing & Healing
    ($85 value – Gift Certificate)
    3 one hour Meditation Classes and 3 one hour Group Meditations
    ($105 value – Gift Certificate)

Please be sure to open the Go Fund Me link and read our story!

I thank you from deep within my heart and soul!

Please pass this along to your network, family and friends!
We need all the help we can get!

Many Blessings, Much Love, and Abundant Prosperity!

Rev. Dr. Sandy Range

Political Climate and the Red Road!

With all that’s happening in the world and in our United States, it may appear that we are sinking below the waters. We have a government that is seemingly opposed to healing the environment, providing affordable health care for the least affluent, separating and dividing our society into factions that oppose one another for the same causes and purpose in life.

Yes, it looks gloomy out there! However, there is something this president has done that no others of late have been able to do. There is a reason for everything and this president is waking up the world! Everywhere, across our own country and around the world people are waking up to the idea of healing and oneness. It is not just the idea, but people are actually taking action.

Healing and oneness are a practice of living rightly, of planting seeds both figuratively and literally, of taking steps in our own homes to prevent and heal the seemingly hostile environment that surrounds us. We are waking up to seeing life in ourselves and others similarly, inclusively and honestly, and we’re making change.

We are waking with a new awareness. In Native America we walk the Red Road. That is, moving and living through this life walking strong, but with tender foot; it is living in a way that honors the sacred in all living things. It is seeing the light in others as in ourselves. It is caring for and nurturing our environment. It is caring for and nurturing the elderly, the infirm and those less fortunate than ourselves.

People around the world are beginning their journey along the Good Red Road. One by one, each individual is taking a stand against tyranny and oppression, against racism, mysogeny, and homophobia. There is a light shining in the hearts and minds of the human race that has been dormant for a very long time. We still have a long way to go, but we are beginning, we are waking up to our own strengths and determination to do what is good and right. You won’t see this in the news or on social media; this doesn’t make for sensationalism, but it is happening.

Take some time out right now to think about what it is you can do on a daily basis to begin your journey along the Good Red Road. Take into consideration the following:

Environment: recycle; keep your car maintained; donate old items to those in need; downsize; power down or off all your electronics at night when you go to sleep…

Health: buy and eat organic; educate yourself on grocery store labels, including the ones on fruits and vegetables; look into alternate (natural) health practitioners; exercise 10-15 minutes a day or more; end bad habits like smoking, sugar consumption and over or under eating…

Humans: When you stop into a market, dry cleaner, gas station, or agency, say hello with a smile, ask how the clerk’s day is going, wish them a fabulous day, compliment him or her. If you know of an elder, child or anyone who is struggling, find out what you can do to help: mow the lawn, donate seasonal clothing, but a few extra groceries for a family or elder without enough food.

Stand for a Cause: Stand up for those being oppressed. Don’t be a bystander, say something, do something to stop a bully. Draw attention to what is going on. Name names. Don’t get involved with gossip. Don’t allow others to pull you down to their level. Rise up. Stand up.

Your soul will thank you, the human race will thank you, our environment will thank you…and it will show! You will be a beacon of light shining for all to see and feel. When you walk the Red Road others will follow. Invite them along for the wonderful healing journey! Best of all, it’s free!

Many Blessings!
Rev. Sandy

There’s Magic in the Air!

What is Magic? It is NOT Satanism or any other evil debauchery. Magic can happen anywhere and at anytime with a little effort! Basically, magic is in the eye and heart of the beholder! Sometimes we see magic in something beautiful and majestic. Sometimes we witness a magical event. And sometimes we cause magic to happen! Just think about it. I’ll bet you’ve experienced or witnessed magic at one time or other in your life!

Magic can be as simple as pure, uninterrupted mindfulness or it can be profound. Everyone has used magic at some point in time. You may have thought about something so hard for so long while working toward an end goal to produce something magical in your life. Or maybe you work to heal others with your hands and heart and witnessed a miracle (magic). Maybe you see something wonderful and magical in someone else that no else can see!

Magic can be as simple as pure, uninterrupted mindfulness or it can be profound. Everyone has used magic at some point in time. You may have thought about something so hard for so long while working toward an end goal to produce something magical in your life. Or maybe you work to heal others with your hands and heart and witnessed a miracle (magic). Maybe you see something wonderful and magical in someone else that no else can see!

We need more magic in our lives. We need to look at the world with childlike innocence and see magic everywhere! We need to bring forth our creative powers to manifest more beauty, wonder, joy and love! Everyone possess magic. It is in your heart and soul. Do magic by being magical! Open your eyes really wide and take in the beauty around you! Send a blessing. Make a wish. Change a life. Life really is M-A-G-I-C-A-L!!!

Many Blessings!
Rev. Sandy