Forever For Now

After returning to Houston in 2007, I immediately registered for Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Teacher Training in Austin, TX and during the nine months of training is where I learned about the early morning amrit veil hours.  It’s the time during every day where you are closest to the veil between this world and others.  Call if your higher powers or God, whatever you choose, but it’s where you can most clearly listen to inner voice.  To me, Amrit is the elixir, the sweet goodness, laughter and love.  It’s where you know why you are here on earth, it’s where your highest truth resides and it’s the one time you can access it the easiest throughout each day.  And that’s when we would wake up at 4:30am, and in the sikh tradition, take a cold shower to turn on the body and all it’s functions, and then meditate and chant.  It’s the same tradition as waking up early, praying or singing.  Same thang. After a year or two of waking up to sing Japji Sahib, which I would define as a prayer for life, I would go back to sleep.  Waking up a few hours later, I would have the most profound dreams and insights, visions and knowings that just inspired me for the rest of the day.  So this is where my training started.

During my time as a cancer patient, and going through chemo and radiation, I was consistent about waking up at 4:30am, sitting up in bed, turning on my phone to the Japji Song.  I’d sing along to all the words I knew, then I’d just listen and ultimately when it was over, I’d fall back to my pillow and back to sleep.  Again, I’d wake up and was able to recall all the amazing visits, discussions about my life, and other experiences.  This is one of the keys to my amazing response to all the therapy I had to endure to fight cancer.  Because I was running, dating and hosting Bunco parties while I was sick.  Hardly anyone knew I was even fighting cancer.  I was even recruited once I started chemotherapy and loved my job because it also kept my mind off of fighting cancer.  That was 2009.

My trainings continued as I went through a post therapy PTSD and this is where I barely left my room and fell into a deep depression.  I’d only leave to visit friends, or to visit my sacred area in the forest by the house, where I spent a lot of time with my dogs.  No one knew what was wrong with me, and neither did I. By then, I had lost my job and every new job opportunity would just vanish.  I couldn’t get anything right. Then, I just got tired of being the odd duck with no plans and sad all the time.  I also became an emotional eater and tried to stuff it all down with food.  Until, I woke up one day and said, my Life is worth so much more than this! I got a new Oncologist and it was Dr. O that interrupted me during a stupid dribble about my life to suggest that I try antidepressants.  WHA? Serious? Me?  He totally got me.  He understood what was happening, because no one else did.  And then I tried them and they worked but only for so long.  Then, they made me crazy and stopping took time.

Throughout this time, during cancer therapy and the post cancer PTSD, I worked and lived in Houston a few times and would always end up coming back to my parents house to relax and unwind when unemployed.  They were always there for me when I needed help.  Plus, I was a total mess.  Soon, I became a consultant when short term projects would come my way and that worked out great.  Plus, this gave me time to explore so many new pathways to enlightenment.  I read numerous books at the same time, and tried it all.  Whenever I’d leave the house, I’d stumble onto a new opportunity to learn and I’d go there.  By now, I was tired of living at home and just wanted out and on my own.

I’d manifested a cool new job in Austin, TX and as soon as the offer letter was signed, I blew out of Cypress as fast as I could.  I’d found my tribe of really cool, fun and conscious hippy-like friends from ecstatic dance, circling, you name it.  There was a huge community and it allowed me to finally let my hair down and relax in happyness with myself.  I continued to journal all of my experiences one by one because my now, I believed that they were happening as compared to my environment in Cypress where my parents didn’t believe.  Once I even got so mad while holding a glass of water, that I melted the glass inside the glass and as I drank the water, not knowing what was happening, it ended up solidifying at an angle.  I kept that glass even though my parents didn’t believe that I did anything.  They have always been the force to which I had to grow while they also supported me with the time to get there. I’d even read the first ten pages of Theta Healing, and tried it during my early morning meditation time which healed my dog after she had been in the emergency room because she couldn’t walk.  After I tried Theta healing, she never had a problem walking again. And for some reason, I still didn’t believe everything that was happening.  That’s why I had to leave for my very own road trip this summer.  It was because I missed colorado and desperately wanted to camp in the mountains.  And I did and it was amazing!

Combine all of my training and experiences together and now I offer healing sessions for friends and clients via Skype.  All of my sessions are completely confidential.  People have always told me things they never told their mother, so I’m comfortable with the information.  And a solution expert, I focus on the root cause and work both energetically, and through meridian tapping to help pull the obsolete program and replace it with love and abundance.  Just the other day I was working with a new client and my body always responds to what they are feeling so I get all sorts of clues and direction during the session.  Well, this client was physically holding onto a lot of shame, and guilt over abusive situations and I suggested that she detox.  She agreed to try drinking more water and eating better that week.  But it was the next morning I received a text from  her telling me that as soon as we finished our session she had to go to the bathroom to release, and well, she kept going to the bathroom throughout the night and by the next morning she had lost five pounds and had never weighed so little in years.  My energy work continues to expand and grow and as a mirror for my clients, we are achieving great success in short periods of time.

I’ve had many friends and advocates pass away due to Cancer and when one friend came to visit me, she didn’t know that she had passed.  She kept urging me to come with her and in my spiritual trance, with tears streaming down my cheeks, I kept shaking my head no.  Then, she shows me what it would have been like if I would have said Yes, by showing me ahead of me, my body just sinking against the wall.  you can imagine that this freaked me out, but still in this warped trance with her talking to me, she finally left me alone but not for long, when she tried to get me to come with her again.  You see I was driving towards town in Houston on a 8 lane highway when all of a sudden my phone makes the weirdest sound I’ve ever heard and it wakes me up to correct my driving as I was headed into another lane.  She tried to take me herself.  That’s when the grief set in and when I got to my destination, I just started crying so hard and my body would barely move from my seat.  I waited until I could function and took myself home directly.  The point is, that now when I am in sessions, I can also sometimes connect with others from the other side.  Once the portal is open, I am a witness which has helped many of my clients with closure for their family and friends on the other side.

What I enjoy currently is the fact that Kung Fu Panda 3 is a journey that explains the under world, while the series on Netflix called Stranger Things, talks about the under side.  More and more media is starting to venture into the other dimensions that have always been there.  Just like seeing fairies, it’s when we meet them half way and we are accepting of the experience do we open our own doors to enhanced perception.

Feel free to contact me to schedule a session from the comfort of your own home.  Sessions are typically 90 minutes and there are many ways to easily pay for the time.  Let me help you leap frog out of those old and outdated patterns and programs and into more abundance and joy.  Life is to be experienced!

With Love and Light,
Sparkle Sandy

Off the Grid )'( Into My Heart

While working in Austin, I was originally planning to attend a retreat in Colorado which was scheduled for August. But what happened, was completely off the grid and out of the ordinary.  And more importantly, it was amazing!  First, my job just wasn’t cutting the mustard, so we parted ways in July.  Second, I had waited in Austin to finish a project with the Department of Defense for the Breast Cancer Research Program.  And when it was over, I was ready to leave but wasn’t sure how it would look since I was running out of resources.  Enter in faith, trust, an open heart and a led foot.  Before I knew it, I was crossing into Colorado and seemingly out of no where I started to cry.  I was so happy to be returning after so many years.  You see, Houston was my home, where I came from, and now it was the place of my illness, for putting myself back together after an international divorce and being forced to relocate back to the US.  Colorado was my happy place and exactly just how I left it ten years earlier.  It was just waiting for me to return.

Even though I had planned to visit Colorado at the end of August and had contacted my friends in advance, all of a sudden I realized that I was a bit early…  With tears in my eyes, I called my childhood friend who was the first one I’d see on my way to the mountains, yet she thought I would be arriving weeks later.  I called her.  You’re where? She says…  Come on over! And that’s how my time blossomed into reconnecting to my heart.  Michele was the first of many open arms, open hearts and opportunities to learn in the process.

You see I love to camp.  I am a mountain mama at heart.  And I secretly can’t wait to drive my next jeep off roading and to go snowboarding again because I also love the snow.  Since my budget was nonexistent, Michele took me to Walmart to purchase camping equipment since I was determined to spend time in the mountains, under fabulous trees camping with my dogs Zoe and Giselle.  Along the way I met the Rainbow tribe, got fully sniffed by a mamma bear in the middle of the night, and circled by coyotes twice before deciding to move back to Colorado.  You see, I’d left my heart there all along.

Little did I know that my road trip would also include staying in three new castles and a trip to Burning Man. I kept thinking, just how is this supposed to happen?  And then, as soon as I quit thinking the universe would jump over itself making sure I got there in style.  My friends were building new homes, including Michele and so I had the pleasure of spending time on the ground under trees and in lovely homes with so many great friends.  Thank you to everyone I had the pleasure of visiting from the Sherwoods, to the Solomons, a community hamlet on Iris Court, and all those at Burning Man especially Anna Banana, Dr. Awkward, Door Mouse and everyone at camp.

Today, I am back in Houston to gather my winter wardrobe, finally getting back online with my IMAC and then heading back to Colorado after this weekend’s gathering in Livingston, TX for Medicine for the People, September 23-25.  I am excited to lead the Wild Women’s Sacred Circle Friday night at 8pm, Saturday morning Fairy Experience, Private Sessions throughout the day, Opening Circle Ceremony for Earth Dance Saturday night, and then finally the White Tantric Partner Meditation Workshop Sunday morning before Sound Healing.  All by donation.  All because I will always call Texas my birth-home.

Then, it’s back to Colorado to start teaching yoga, scheduling Fall classes, workshops, retreats and private sessions leading to larger retreats and my first international retreat in 2017 to Peru.  Details to come.

Sparkle Sandy

Sonya Sophia School of Living Arts

As my life continues to become more ecstatic in nature, I was introduced to Sonya and invited to work together but first I needed to complete the training to become an EFT Practitioner.  It was a beautiful coming together of friends in Houston with new friends in Austin.  Little did I know I was about to leap into another beautiful journey of self discovery that continues to lead me deeper into my own healing nature.  First, the online training was phenomenal.  It included educational video’s, interviews, and TedTalks about the history and research completed on Emotional Free Tapping (EFT).  At the same time, I had just been introduced to Sonya Sophia when a friend of mine shared a tap on money with me and it lead to an intense journey that incorporated lots of laughter and deep insights on how I view money and love.  I loved what Sonya represented and that is healing humanity so that we can all get ON with our lives.  She is a giving soul with enlightenment in her eyes for each and all of us.  With her love and guidance, she allowed me to just dive in head first!  I had never done anything like EFT before and it was a great opportunity to dig into my own stuff and get it all out.  I had no idea that my wish was about to come true!

Less than two weeks later, we were meeting in Northern California at a retreat called Compound Joy where we would all spend ten days together working, and healing our own selves and each other in the process.  But before I got there, I was constantly attached to the online teacher training keeping up with everyone else that had started weeks before me.  The goal was to have it completed before we arrived at the retreat. But you know me, I got it done.

Then, I was off to California with a friends from dance that I didn’t know where already registered and that felt great to know a handful of people before leaving!  The retreat at Compound Joy was full of new friends from all over the planet and soon we became one big family.  We were all meant to be there.  It was like a slice of heaven as we spent each day with great food, and met on the Tennis Court for the 5 Tibetan Exercises, before learning the 17 Chinese Wand Innercises, and then ending with the Ascension Attitudes Meditation in the sun.  We would then have our educational segment with Sonya that was recorded and ended with a massive group tap for us to fall into our own healing experience that included lots of A-Ha moments and big shifts.  Of course, I was journalling the entire experience and it was amazing.

Then, we would have another nourishing meal before heading off around the house to complete a tapping trade where we would practice being the practitioner with a friend (that we connected with after a short ecstatic dance) and then break before meeting again to switch roles and then lead a tap for your partner.  Tap trades took at least three or four hours.  And Compound Joy is on twenty acres, so there were lots of places to meet with your partner to facilitate the trade.  This went on with different partners daily until the end of the week, we were focused on Relationships, our Divine Path, and Manifesting our Future Self.  There were even a few partys that were perfectly timed and genius if you ask me – so I won’t give it all away so you can be surprised yourself!

The EFT Intensive Retreat is where you earn your wings.  And after we all graduated and returned back to our home towns, we’ve continued to tap trade for each other via Skype since we are all infinitely connected.  Returning back to our home places as emotionally cleared meant we were shaking up our lives and the lives around us.  After a brief moment of expansion and contraction into our lives that we had left, we were all a bit different.  For me, my experience meant I was seeing life differently, more in tune with my divine self and more at un-ease with my reality as it continues to change for the better!  As we all become more enlightened and increased our awareness, then the duality of life starts to fuse together into one heightened consciousness.  Gone are the days of doing one thing to receive money and then spending it on completely other things.  It’s all love and as we move from conditional love and conditional money, then we can co-create a community full of unconditional love and let the money flow.

I’ve completed thirty complimentary sessions and have already started receiving clients for EFT sessions both in person and via the web for long distance sessions. For me, it’s a bit different in that I offer my own version of energetic EFT sessions due to my training, experience and emotional intelligence. If you are interested in learning more about EFT and would like to schedule an introductory session, please contact me via Text or Call at 713-232-9796.  With Light and Love!