April 1-30, 2020 sessions are pay what you can

In Light of the intensity and uncertainty we face, for the whole month of April, I am offering distance healing sessions, to nourish and uplift the people I serve. Rather than my usual hourly rate, these will be pay what you can, by donation sessions.
I am inviting anyone for whom it is Light to work with me, by phone/distance, to reach out and let me know they are interested.
I am aware that lots of people are facing new and very challenging changes. They may really benefit from some support, and yet they may not have the same income that they usually do.
Please do not let finances be a barrier to you reaching out, and receiving support. 
For all of April, am offering distance sessions, on pay what you can, by donation basis.
Following our distance session you can e-transfer me what you can, or process a credit cared payment, via Square, over the phone, and if money isn’t what you have available right now, maybe you have an abundance of something else, like maybe garden veggies, herbs, garlic, fruit, eggies, maybe you raise animals, or hunt, and have meat, maybe you make soaps or lotions, maybe you create home canned preserves, maybe you have lots of beer, wine, or something else you can barter with, in exchange for your healing session.
This is available to new clients, as well as to all the beautiful people I have worked with before. If you know someone you sense could benefit from a distance healing session, and some uplifting nurturance, please feel free to share this message.
Please email hhctraske@gmail.com, or call/text me 778.928.6423, and we can find a time, and connect about payment and/or what/how we might like to arrange some creative bartering.
Everything I receive in exchange for these sessions will be engaged in the creation of more consciousness, and in sharing the Truth that unconditional Love is real, and there is ample Love for everyone!
I am joyfully anticipating this community experiment, in effect from the 1-30 of April 2020, and the opportunity to work with you in Light.

Strave

For many years I have been encouraging myself and others in choosing more Love, Light, and ease. Sometimes that has meant making hard choices, sometimes uncomfortable ones, sometimes lots of them. In these moments, and lots of others, I have affirmed how strong and brave I am.

May today’s post serve as a gentle reminder of how strong, and brave- or if you mash the two words together, how ‘strave’ you are.

And may kittypuppet encourage your day to unfold with ease and joy.

You deserve to feel how unconditionally Loved, Loveable, and Loving you are.

Many kinds of love

Love is pretty awesome, and pretty diverse.

For a long while, my fascination with love has lead me to explore lots of different actions, languages, expressions, and ceremonies of love.

I have learned about lots of different kinds of love; parental love, romantic love, sibling love, and pet love, to name only a few. And of course not just people can be loved, it is also possible to love nature, music, cities, and countless material things, like food.

I sense there may be a benefit, for the purpose of this post, in acknowledging two main kinds of love.

What if there is natural love, the kind of love I write with a lower case ‘l’. This kind of love is created by people, it can be very nurturing, and contributive, and can also include errors, inconsistencies, incongruities, and conflict, like human beings themselves. This love involves the depths of the material mind, the intellect, and is sometimes practiced as conditional love, that can be withdrawn if the conditions are not met.

And what if there is also Divine Love, the kind of Love I write with an upper case “L”. Love that was created by Divine, and shared with people only if they earnestly seek it, as even Divine does not interfere with a human being’s sovereign choice. What if this Love is infinite and is not prone to the errors, incongruities, and conditions of humanity, as it is not created by humanity.This kind of Love is expansive, infinite, and unconditional. This Love engages with a being on all levels, with the body, mind, heart, emotions and also with the essence of a being, at the Spirit, or Soul level.

No matter which love you find yourself most connected with, choosing love, and practicing love are enormous, and expansive contributions to the individual, to the greater population, and to the planet and universe as well.

Love is for everyone, and everyone deserves the freedom to choose to be, and receive the Love they long to Be, and receive.

Below is a video of Kitty puppet, talking about his favourite kind of Love.

Interactive art installation

I have been writing and leaving Love notes; words of acknowledgement, and gratitude, on my travels for more than 20 years. This joyful practice has inspired an interactive art instillation.

Starting on January 2nd, 2020, Township Coffee, located at 4343 Tyndall Road, in beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada, will be hosting an interactive art installation titled Love unites all.

How do you participate?
January 2nd until February 13th, 2020:
-Come visit Township coffee and check out the Love notes!
-If you are inspired, please share your loving words, gratitude, kindness and/or acknowledgment by writing your words clearly on a sticky note
-Write #LoveUnitesAll somewhere on your note to help it be shared on social media
-Place your note on one of the 2 designated walls at Township coffee
-And we invite you to post pictures of your favourite notes and tag us @Traskington and @Townshipcoffee and #LoveUnitesAll when you see notes you like at the shop, and on February 14th, 2020 and beyond, when you see these Love notes out in the world.
On February 14th, 2020:
We welcome you to come in and pick up a note or two to share in the world, where you perceive it can be a contribution. Maybe you sense a note could have uplifting impact when placed on the mirror in a public bathroom, or on an indoor school/community notice board, or in a public place, or a place of transit, or somewhere you are inspired to share some Love and some levity

What: Interactive Love-note art instillation

Where: Township Coffee, 4343 Tyndall Road, Victoria, BC, Canada

When: From January 2, 2020 until February 14th, 2020 we are accumulating the Love-notes created at Township coffee, and on February 14, 2020 we invite our patrons to take the notes from the shop, and share them out in the world.

 

the thing about not receiving is…

I think we have all heard the adage: “it is better to give than to receive”

The thing about not receiving is, that when I am not willing to receive, I am obstructing my creations. When I am not willing to acknowledge my creations, I nullify me, and take me out of the equation, negating my potency, limiting me, my joy, and my choice. I have done lots of this, and I don’t like it very much.

I am learning that when I am more willing to give, than receive, I am messing with Divine design. There are so many examples in nature of how receiving as we give nourishes all, and allows sustainability, grace, and joy in the process. For example, the human heart is equipped with self-nourishing vessels that, with every body-nourishing contraction of the heart, send some of the heart’s very best work, richly oxygenated blood, into the heart-tissue itself, nourishing it, and clearing waste, enabling it to keep nourishing all of the other tissues, without breaks, for a lifetime. That is a bad-assed brilliant design. When a heart’s self-nourishing vessels are obstructed, it is a four-alarm fire, a real emergency, and often includes a heart-attack. What would I possibly have to gain by obstructing my receiving?

I have also noticed how challenging it can be to receive acknowledgement from someone else. It has sometimes seemed more polite to brush off a compliment with a glib comment, or by minimizing myself, or the creation, or contribution being acknowledged. It is, after all, shameful to be full of pride, and acknowledging my creations and contributions will surely lead me astray! Wait. Now that I have written that, and seen it written, it is so clear to me how full of caca and self-minimizing nonesense it is.

It seems possible that I will be only be more of me, when I acknowledge me, in total allowance of me, and choose true caring for me. And, I am often amazed at how much practice it takes for me to choose true caring for me with consistency.

I am certain that if I want to be all of the contribution I am here to be, I am going going to need to learn to receive, perceive, be, and actually choose true caring for me, in total allowance of me. It will be vital to receive me, in total allowance of all I truly Be, and acknowledge, and appreciate the being I Be, to be all the Love I can Be.

How much Love, and abundance, and nurturance have I been refusing with the judgement and limitation of me, I’ve been choosing? Would I be willing to release that practice, and choose something different?

Yes please.

A nourished time to let go

This poem by Charles Wright, is a beautiful reminder for me, in a time when I feel inspired and nourished to let go of patterns that no longer serve me, and release resistance, and obstructions to Light and Harmony in a way that feels complete, and Loving.

“Knot by knot I untie myself from the past

And let it rise away from me like a balloon.

What a small thing it becomes.

What a bright tweak at the vanishing point, blue on blue.”

Thank you for the rad poem, Charles Wright.

I am creating a reminder to myself that what is challenging now, will not always be this way, and that I regularly enjoy the results of letting go, and choosing something new. Onward and upward.

Coffee Food Love

Coffee. Food. Love. These words have been central in the last few years of my day-to-day life.

I moved from a window-walled, penthouse apartment in Vancouver to beautiful Victoria, and I started baking at a community coffee shop, in addition to my healing practice. The bakery for this coffee shop is located underground; no windows, no natural light.

While some things have changed, some things remain the same. Much of my meditation, and healing practices just moved underground, and I learned to practice in parallel with kitchen productivity.

In my underground lair I had a lot of time to be with myself, with no other people, or daylight, and few distractions.  I created beautiful food, and breathed, and prayed. I practiced the craft of cooking while meditating, and learned to be an amplified instrument of Love-Food; something I have long practiced was now being shared on a larger scale.

With that idea in mind I will also share the awareness I came to, about expanding the reach, of a Lovefull message.

I have been praying, cultivating my own, individual relationship with Divine for a long while, and I have been doing it privately. Generally, and for as long as I can remember, I have preferred to pray alone, mostly not out loud, or in front of other people. I knew I was very comfortable with someone when I would find myself praying easily in their presence.

Increasingly, I am perceiving guidance that there may be value in sharing my prayer practices, and Lovefull ideas with others. What if sharing my perspective might open more choice for others?

I do not define myself as an expert, of anything really, especially not anything to do with the Divine, or Love, or religion of any kind.  I am more of a persistent student, with a real taste for ‘humble-pie’.

It is in this Light I long to be an instrument of Love, and a contribution of service.

I perceive that I am to share this message of ‘Divine Love available for anyone who chooses it, with true longing, and openness.’

While I have studied, and continue to study, lots of different kinds of healing, and tools, and resources, I do not call myself a healer, a teacher, nor a writer.

There are times that I am not so sure that I really identify with this role I am being guided to pursue. I might have imagined, and actually have publicly spoken about, many other topics readily, and yet this topic feels different.

I truly long to be an open channel of Divine Love and healing for me, and the Earth, and all beings, and choosing awareness of my guidance is only one step on this parth. Acting on my guidance is another important step, making choices that reflect my guidance and inner-most longings sounds so easy, and yet sometimes I find it challenging.

Challenging or easy, I am committed to choosing true caring for me, in total allowance of me, as I learn to be a truly open channel of Love. I’ll keep practicing and see what gets created…

courage with a capital ‘C’

I am so grateful for my growing courage in allowing, and expressing my creativity; freely, Lovingly, and with great Frequency.

I am learning to allow whatever comes up.

I am practicing reaching for Love and gentleness in what ever arises in my Life situation.

I am learning to notice what comes up, without judgement or wrongness, and it is expanding my awareness, and possibilities.

The more often I choose Love, the more my Faith in my commitment, to reach for Love, grows.

When in my daily life, I choose to align with ease, when I choose Love for me, I radiate my growing Light to all.

When I trust that I will reach for Love, and honour my integrity, as my dynamic life unfolds, I nourish my courage, and all aspects of my authentic being.

I am grateful for my growing courage to choose, and keep choosing, true Caring, and total allowance of me, and who I Be.

I am finding it takes some courage to choose, with open awareness,

Choosing in allowance of the unknown, which the material mind may label as scary, can take courage, and practice. Sometimes the mind’s judgement of the unfamiliar creates fear, limitation, and avoidance,

I can dip into my well of courage to choose things that are unfamiliar, and open my awareness to more possibilities, and my willingness to choose, and re-choose, opens the reality of True freedom.

I am practicing asking more often than concluding, and I like how Light it feels. I like that I am, choice-by-choice, creating my life, in total allowance of me, with infinite possibilities.

creating gratitude

May I please choose, and create, and be more gratitude, each day?

I am interested. I’ll start now.

I am grateful for the deep, easy breaths I am breathing.

I am so very grateful for my health, and well being.

I am grateful for coffee, food, and Love.

Thank you for gratitude, and how awesome it feels to practice it.

Yes please, more of this.

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