“I love you, no matter what!”

The following post was written and posted by a student on her blog after attending my LOVE: Let it Flow meditation workshop. I loved it so much that with her permission I’m re-posting her photos & personal thoughts about what she discovered. She took the pics while walking home after the workshop….the universe works in wonderful ways! Thank you Claire!!!

Photo by Claire

(I took the above picture walking home from the el today; it was part of hundreds of valentines strung along the fence at a local school. Thank you, anonymous student!)

“…and whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.”

I shared this quote a few days ago when I felt lost — when I couldn’t find the energy to tell you so in my own voice. Simple as that. I was having a difficult time believing that anything was unfolding, much less the Universe. I felt stopped up and stuck, kicking and screaming at the bottom of the proverbial winter doldrums barrel. Perhaps that sounds a bit melodramatic — but it wasn’t a great week.

Then I saw the Max Ehrmann quote, and it gave me pause. I knew something was unfolding, even if it was happening in the background and was not yet clear to me. And I had to have faith that given time, patience, intuition, and the love of the Universe, I’d be clued back in when the time was right.

As you may have guessed, the time was right today.

I went to a meditation workshop this afternoon at Yoga Now, lead by the bright and vibrant Debbie Taitel. It was, in keeping with the upcoming “holiday,” a meditation workshop about love. Was there chocolate to be passed around and chit chat about potential Monday evening plans? Of course. But the real focus of the afternoon was about love as an energy, love as a vibration, and the love that we have for ourselves. After all, if you don’t have authentic love for yourself, how do you give it out to anyone or anything else? Common sense, right?

Debbie asked us if we loved ourselves unconditionally. I was in the front row and didn’t look behind me, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who shook my head “no.” Which, truth be told, breaks my heart. (Oh em gee, no pun intended!) Do you love yourself unconditionally? Do we even know what that means? In various ways, I feel like I’ve said this all before. We compare, we measure, we “should” ourselves to death. We say, “I could’ve done better,” or “I hate it when I…” or “I’ll never be…” You can play that game all day long. But what about unconditionally loving our humanness?

I’m not saying that we should naively sail on through our lives, patting ourselves on the back and exclaiming our unrelenting fabulousness. That’s not love; I don’t even know what that is (maybe narcissistic personality disorder?)! What I am saying is to love our beings, to love this unfolding, even when it feels less than desirable (to put it mildly). As I was walking home from the workshop, I felt my mind begin to play its regular games; the self-doubt, the self-criticism. I was judging decisions I had made about the day, about my weekend, decisions that, when it comes down to it, hold very little bearing on the grand scheme of things. And right there, crossing the street, I thought to myself, “I love you, no matter what.”

I love you, no matter what.

But just because I said it once (or twice) doesn’t mean from here on out, I’m good to go. Building a true love for ourselves takes time, I think. And I know that I have a tendency to tie my blog posts up into nice little bows, but I don’t have a bow today. I do, however, have a different perspective of what I’m capable of. And isn’t that how change begins? The idea of loving myself and loving my process of “being” unconditionally is one of those propositions that makes my head hurt because I just can’t.completely.grasp.it. Kind of like astronomy, which I took twice (for fun, both times) and still do not understand. It’s just…out there. Literally! 😉

That being said, the Universe is unfolding as it should, in the same way that I am unfolding as I should (not “should”)…even when I have weeks that make me feel like I’m moving backwards rather than forwards. I am moving how I need to move. I would not have gone to that workshop today if I wasn’t ready, in some capacity, to strengthen the love that I have for myself and for my human experience.

So…I’m going to try.


Photo by Claire



In light of recent planetary events I wanted to take a moment to say HELLO!  The winds of change are blowing and there is anticipation in the very air we breath! The seasons are changing and in many parts of the world we are anticipating the coming of spring. 

Energy is clearing on our lovely planet and the earth is indeed in a “growth period.” I’ve talked about the “shift” that’s happening in prior blogs and not only are we in the middle of it but it IS accelerating even more so!

So, in light of all these events, how have you been feeling lately? Frankly I’ve been feeling a bit “off” in the last few weeks. Life for many of the people I’ve spoken to (or given readings to) over the last few weeks IS accelerating and bodies are not quite feeling comfortable.

Personally I have found myself trying to put the brakes on! Slow down! You’re moving to fast….! And if it’s not your life doing it, it may seem as if things are moving along for others around you very rapidly. 🙂

Well dear ones, if you’ve been feeling slightly “off”, say hello to the great planet earth! A few weeks ago the earthquake in Chile was strong enough to shift the earth’s axis! According to NASA the earth is spinning faster and the day got shorter by 1.26 millionths of a second.  

While this might not seem like a big deal, check again! When you “ground” you ground yourself to the earth!  At some level, whether consciously or unconsciously you are connected to the energy of the earth and when it makes a change it’s time for you to UPDATE your connection!

Grounding is YOUR very own personal connection to the earth and it is something that you can do with awareness. It makes your body safe and allows for release of those energies that are not inherently YOU.

You may pick up energies from others as you go about your daily life and grounding is a safe way to release. As you can imagine if you have not updated your connection with the earth with its monumental changes, your physical body may not be feeling very comfortable.

Why not take a moment right now to notice of how your body is feeling. Do things feel out of control more so than usual? Have you been eating more or less than normal? Queasy stomach or dizzy?

Do you just want to stop the ferris wheel of life and sleep for hours? Are people around you or are you seemingly BUZZING? Are you feeling a bit spacey or like things are surreal.

Maybe you aren’t sleeping well…or at all. You might be feeling stuck or having difficulty letting go. It could also very well be that you are manifesting & creating at light speed and in all that excitement it might be a wonderful time to come back to earth (so to speak) and enjoy it! 🙂  No matter how you are feeling, just take notice for a moment.

Now that you’ve checked in with your body it’s time to check in with the earth! Are you aware of your connection? Have you updated it recently? If you already know how to ground that’s great! If not, intent goes a long way!

Check in with the earth and see how it’s doing. Then use your fabulous imagination to picture YOU connected from the base of your spine to the center of the planet. Yes, it is as simple as using your imagination!

Now notice what that feels like! You don’t need to get caught up in the ‘how’ or the ‘distance’; Just BE connected and allow your grounding to do its job! 🙂

Of course, there’s a bit more to it than what I just walked you through but wasn’t that easy for a start? Grounding is one of the most powerful, yet simple, techniques you can use in your daily life.

Right now with all that is happening on the planet, it’s more important than ever to care for yourself at every level. MIND, BODY, SPIRIT & SOUL. 

Being grounded, feeling safe and turning your attention within IS caring for YOU. When you have conscious awareness of your body connected to the earth you can let go of the “stuff” and bring more of YOU in.

In this blog I gave you some simple guidance on grounding. BUT if you are interested in updating your grounding or learning this very simple tool for the first time, I will be offering a FREE 45 minute guided meditation teleseminar on Sunday March 21st at 4PM CST!

Teleconference phone number and access code details will be posted on the sidebar under  “UPCOMING EVENTS”  and on Facebook ‘Clairvoyant Readings by Debra’ Events.

I hope you will join me for the teleseminar! In the meanwhile, check in with YOU, all that you ARE and all you are BECOMING! Shine your light~Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2010

For nearly 20 years Debra has been doing clairvoyant readings, spiritual healings and teaching meditation workshops. She has been a featured guest on the Wings of Love and Visible by Numbers radio broadcasts.

For more information on Debra’s readings please visit her website at Spiritlightinsight.com You  may contact her directly at Debra@Spiritlightinsight.com