|News from the Sally Swirl
Greetings from the beauty of Monterey Bay! I am still in my house sitting gig and loving it. I feel my roots sinking into the sandy soil with my friends The Standing People, the Redwoods trees on the coast. Forgive me in advance – I got pretty wordy with this missive. I am making up for not sending a Winter News from the Swirl. (:-) Oh well….I solemnly swear there is value in the content! What is 30 minutes to read the Sally Swirl in the context of your Eternity?
The Big News Flash – If you do not follow my Blog, I might recommend that you peek occasionally. In 1994 I wrote a manuscript which was never published. The bones were so strong, with some serious nourishment – including 20 more years in the business of helping people, doing a Master’s program in Spirituality using the chapter on Forgiveness as the basis of my thesis, and healing myself from my brain surgery – she is walking on her own! Yeah!
E-Motion – Evolution, Revolution, and the Human Condition is now ready for market testing. I will be posting some excerpts that I hope will peak your interest. Also, I want to show publishers that there are a few of you that want to hear what I have to say about life on Earth.
After falling over my fiscal cliff, I have been flying with my fingers. My winter has been spent with lots of writing. Social media continues to be a vehicle for me to feel heard regardless of who is listening. All those links directly to the left of this note will hook us up in a couple of clicks. If what we put out, we get back is true, then I am the living testimony. I put out a lot of love and creativity with the conscious desire to inspire others. In return I am feeling the love for sure. Thank you my West Coast Clan! Thank you my Peeps-Clients, Family & Friends!
In this issue I am doing something I have never done-explain what I do. My inspiration was to give you a clear definitive synopsis of Intuitive Arts & Sciences. My work does not predict the future, but helps to change it. I feel the need to talk about how. The details are below for upcoming Events in Monterey Solstice Weekend. Also, I have added a new feature Sharing the Swirl. Of course, this email is to remind you I am here to work, help, and be in service to you in any way I can. (Little Piggy Wisdom – All roads lead to the market, then home!?)
If this is all you read of this email, know I appreciate your presence in my swirl. Let’s connect soon! Come see me if your swirl brings you to this splendid spot on the Central Coast of California. Referrals are what makes my business work so thank you for yours no matter where in the world you, or they, are – with technology connection is easy!
Now for the rest of you Darlings, the Details…..
| The Full Monty – Workin’ My Work
For sometime I am aware that there are rumblings of confusion about what I actually do with people and companies. Do you know? This is my elevator pitch:
I help people and companies help themselves.
Intuitive means ‘knowing’ so my business name means “Knowing Arts & Sciences”. How I do this is with creativity and both my highly skilled intuition and my intellect – I have BS degree in Anthropology and Master’s Degree in Creation Spirituality. However, experience from the school of Hard Knocks, living as an Entrepreneur, working as a manager for a innovative real estate company and doing my own real estate transactions as an agent, and holding hands with many during their struggles, have all been my real teachers. So, basically, I share what I know with art and science. With so many stories of success, I know that what I do makes a difference. The evidence of which is validated in my testimonials and referrals. Knowing that I changed someone’s life for the better makes me incredibly happy. All of my life challenges pale in comparison to the reward that my creativity mattered someplace, somehow, to someone.
Here are some examples of what I can do:
1. I created an International Intern program that changed nearly 1000 students lives in the last 10 years for AMSI real estate company as a consultant, then became their employee as a manager.
2. I helped multiple clients by regression work release pain in their bodies to become pregnant, heal chronic illnesses, shift relationships, and liberate blocks to their own success.
3. I have taught people how to listen to their own intuition and inner champion, instead of inner critic, to feel self empowered. Intuitive development is flexing our whole brain!
4. I have written inspirational text that helps people remember to love life and take time for reflection. Googling me will show you – I am a Content Generator!
5. I have helped businesses and entrepreneurs write taglines, design marketing campaigns, set goals, and deal with problem employees or vendors effectively.
6. I help people remember who they are, and how to be the person they came into life that only they can be. We get one shot to be our best self. Our souls live forever, but we do not.
7. I give away a writing exercise on my website, my thesis on Forgiveness a Path of Peace, as a tool which are 5 Steps to get out of the pain of our relationships to others or ourselves. I also give away Chakra charts to help understand the relationship between our souls, our bodies, and the elements of life.
8. I give spiritual direction and guidance with any of life’s challenges as another person’s perspective can fuel new solutions, inspired actions, and faith for transformation.
9. It is legal for me to marry people and have done so in the US and abroad. I bless houses, babies, deals, and help people create personal rituals that matter to them.
With the grace of technology via Skype, phone, and the Internet I have worked this year in New York, Switzerland, New Orleans, San Diego, Telluride, Michigan, Chicago, France, without leaving home in Monterey. I record my sessions either by audio or video or both. They are sent digitally and then downloaded into your computer. If you do not have a computer I can send a CD or DVD. This information can be helpful the rest of your life, and beyond. I am compelled to share a story because I have noticed clients are not taking the time to download the files. I do not want to ‘make’ or manipulate people to do anything. Here, however, is a testimonial to how the work done in the ’80s served someone the client knew in 2006, after they died. In other words, download the files please!
In 2006 I was living in San Diego. A woman called from San Francisco thrilled to find my website and to know that I was still doing consulting work. She had been cleaning out the home of her deceased mother of her boyfriend and came across several cassettes from sessions the mother had done with me in the late ’80s. She felt guided by the Spirit of the departed client to listen to the tapes. Overwhelmed with the accuracy of my articulation of this mother’s life priorities (in her words I nailed it) and the effective advice I had given for my client’s career, she was motivated to find me. The session was not just helpful for the my client while she was alive, but after her life too! The session was helpful for her son’s girlfriend to forgive some of their grievances, and, get career insights helpful in a job market 20+ years later! Even this true story blows me away! This is one of the reasons I have written a book about my work. It works!
Clients over the years have organized evenings in their homes to share an experience with me in a casual group setting. I have clients too that have prepaid sessions so that I can purchase an air ticket or buy gas to come to them. If you have any interest in creating these kinds of educational, creative, or healing opportunities for others, just ask. We together can make it happen. You then become a catalyst for others to find their way, their healing, and hope for their dreams. In February a client in Pebble Beach created a woman’s only Intuitive Development Workshop over a weekend for her friends. The possibilities are endless!
Helping others is what I do, and my advertised sliding scale is $50 – 200 per hour. I started my practice in 1985 charging $50 an hour. In the last year I have work for nothing, $10, 15, 20, 25 per hour for both business and personal consulting. I charge what someone can pay if they cannot afford my rate. I have charged $200 after obtaining my MA (student loans still to pay off) and launching my website in 2001. The truth is everything is negotiable. These are interesting times. We all benefit from having help. How can I really value what I am doing after the story I told you above? There are babies on the planet because of the work I did with clients on fertility issues. Is that worth the $75, or $125, or $200 that I was charging at the time – No Way! Just ask, and I will do what I can to accommodate your needs. In turn, you help me to live my passion and have my basic needs met. Win/Win is how life is supposed to be.
Here is the big disclaimer:
I am not a Psychic. Though I appreciate others who feel that this is an accurate title for their occupation, it is not who I am, or what I do. Here is the visual metaphor to help with making this crystal clear ~
Calling me a Psychic is like calling a mechanic a wrench. I am the mechanic not the wrench.
My intuitive abilities are only effective because of the discipline of my intellect to assess situations, people, issues, and opportunities. From my perspective we truly are One. For me the unity of consciousness and the world is not something that needs to be proved or a metaphor. I live it every day. My proof is in walking my talk. We are all an absolute unique creation in the cosmic soup that will never be again as we are now. Let’s make the most of it.
The reality is I am a Healer and Non-denomination Spiritual Teacher. At this point we do not have a title that is simple for those of us who are Free Agents on the Godsquad. I talk more about this topic of modern theology in my book E-Motion. Of course, for marketing purposes it would be better if it were simpler terminology. The good news, in 2013 it makes a lot more sense to people than it did in 1985. As we have moved away from traditional spiritual practices, it has not stopped our need for the quest inside of us to understand life. None of us are our occupations or our tools to do our jobs. “In Service” should be the title on all of our business cards no matter what tasks we do to thrive.
In summary, do not let my rates be the reason you think I cannot help you if you want it. That is your excuse but not real. You cannot really pay me for the peace of mind, release of pain, or success of your dreams that I can help you manifest. I do not do it for you, I help and support you to do for yourself. There is documented both rational and empirical evidence that I can catalyze change in your world. However, you must desire it or there is no reason to bother. What you can pay me for is my time. It is precious, fleeting, and will never come again. Let’s make now the moment we are, who we are meant to be. I am available. 510-908-7319
|Summer Solstice Circle Celebration
June 21 from 7 to 9 pm
$10 (or included in work/playshop fee)
A celebration for the fullness of the sun in the world, & the light in us. Please bring something to share with everyone: a poem, song, quote,
or gift. This will be a time in sacred space to share our dreams, challenges, presence, & for those who will be attending both events, our intentions for the workshop happening on Saturday and Sunday. Come shine along!
|Living Our Dream Work/Playshop
June 22 & 23
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm & Sunday 10 am to 2 pm
$350* per person (includes 1 hour private session)
Ever think that the world is spinning faster and you wonder if you will ever catch up? Ever dream of an easier life? In Truth both of these can co-exist. However, you have to make the time for yourself to Listen. With the power of the Summer Solstice we will gather to open our hearts, to shine bright our unique spark of creation, and to celebrate the possibilities of our potential To Be.
This will be a time to embrace more of ourselves through creativity, developing a deeper relationship to our own intuition & who we are, interactive process work with others, & play in the outdoors. We will work/play during lunch Saturday so please be prepared to purchase your own food. Sunday we will be meeting at the beach then return to the workshop location for a simple potluck. If you are unable to attend all events, arrangements to accommodate your right timing with be made. Fun is the operative word. Embracing your life priorities is the objective. Connecting inside out, and the outside in, will be the outcome.
*Included in the price is a 1 hour Life Priority reading ($200 value) with Sally prior to the weekend by Skype, Phone, or in Person. If you are a client who has had this gift, we will address the Priorities of the Year or the Priorities of a Specific Goal.
the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Sunday 3-5 pm
Admission Your Cost
If you have not had enough fun, we will spend a few hours together with the magic & marvel of this local attraction.
|Sharing the Sally Swirl – New Feature!
There are opportunities to learn more about yourself, to heal, or to share in community that I want to pass along to you. Have you noticed that we post on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Tweet items that in the past, we would have Forwarded to Friends on Email?? I always promote, pass the good news, of what inspires me in Social Media. In future newsletters, I will also share peeps and possibilities that light me up, support my work, and make me smile too. I figure, adding this as a regular feature is like a San Francisco Bay Area cultural phenomenon Casual Carpool –
Sharing what we have helps everyone!
Singing in The New World – El Cerrito, CA
This is an opportunity for women, in a perfection free zone, to explore our voices in community, to sing and sound our notes in harmony, in rounds, in songs of renewal and transformation, with just enough ritual, stories and poetry to create a container and a context. No experience necessary. Just bring a willing spirit.
Carol Anne Fusco is a Singer, MassageTherapist & Dreamworker. She has created and led ritual for over 20 years. Singing a new paradigm into being is her calling. The Fool is her totem. Carol & I graduated together from Naropa University’s Creation Spirituality Program in Oakland. Her voice is Divine and her healing amazing!
Hillside Community Church
1422 Navellier Street, El Cerrito, CA 94530
3rd Sundays of the Month, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Suggested donation: $5 – $20 No one turned away w/o funds
Email or call (510)847-8501 Carol Fusco & Enjoy!
Skywatch Astrology by Lance Ferguson
Everyday I am grateful for Lance’s free gift to use this as a tool for success. Why not know what is happening to everyone as the stars light the way? If it’s your birthday and you are on Facebook, make sure to check your page the day of the anniversary of arrival on Earth. I will send a forecast for your next lap around the sun, compliments of Skywatch!
Inspiration Campaign or Love+Words=Good
Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! Robert Bengtson is the artist who conceived this amazing service to the world and now is in the Swirl. I invite you to spread the word, that the word is spreading love and wisdom, through positive messages in the media. Click to share these wonderful folk wisdom sayings to splash in your social media puddles to make your ripple of good!
I am just sayin’…..
|Colorado April Swirl Update
Thank You! Thank You! For all of the Referrals & new Clients! Thank You old Clients for keeping me in the game! What a treat it was to be so welcomed by the beauty of the Rocky Mountains and those who call that sacred land home. Thank you to Lisa George, Karen Giseke, Thank Lynn & the Chance Boys (sounds like a rock band 😉 for the lovely accommodations, for your love, and for sharing me with your Tribes! Thank you Kolar Clan for your forever friendship and the ride to remember up the mountain. Thank you to Amy & Hubby for the ride to and from California. When shall we do it again? How does August sound? Just let me know, it will happen, and this next trip there will be a workshop too!
|Ciao for now, until our paths cross again!
Remember it is you that are the greatest blessing in my life. We come into this world with nothing. We leave with nothing. The only thing that really matters in between is how we share time and experience, witness each other, and create memories together. I Tweeted a wonderful poem about this when on the Zephyr train from Glenwood Springs to Denver in April during a snowstorm. I invite you to click to read it.
Like Scoop Nisker used to say on KFOG, “If you do not like the news, go out and make some of your own!” Please share your news with me. I love to hear from you. Actually, even better, let’s go out and make some of our own news and memories, together!
Intuitive Arts & Sciences
(510) 908 7319
Bonus: just for fun here is me as the ‘Happy Dishwasher’ when I volunteered for BottleRock. I cannot go anywhere without causing a stir – thus it is the Sally Swirl. Why go visit a vortex when I am one! But do you see that order too?!