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I remember the first kiss with my most significant boyfriend. In my mind I told myself to pay close attention to every split second because those moments moving in to the kiss were so precious and meaningful to me.

When a beloved family member or friend does something incredible out of left field to raise you higher, or tells you how much you mean to them, or you find a long lost relative who is wonderful and on your wavelength, or make a new good friend you can count on, we can run the gamut between feeling joy to sobbing in happiness.

When you hold a baby, especially if it is yours, or part of your own family, there comes a feeling that is indescribable. As they grow, the sense of belonging together is inexplicably satisfying. Even gazing at a newborn brings a feeling of awe and being closer to the exquisite loving mystery that is God.

Hearing a piece of music that uniquely speaks to you, or brings back a powerful memory can evoke a heart swell and even tears. Or music can simply make your heart be excited and allow you to let your inner thrill thrive.

The first time I pulled onto the ‘strip’ in Las Vegas from Flamingo, in an instant, there was the water show of the Bellagio with the sounds of Andrea Bocelli causing my heart to swell. I moved over one lane to the curb and stopped, allowing myself to be swept away. Then, the immense size of each of the resorts left me with eyes and eyebrows in awe, uttering into my iphone video, It.. is.. AWEsome! IIIIIII’m LOVin’this!

Three nights later I was invited to the Hollywood Bowl for the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures, and the Hollywood Bowl orchestra led by conductor David Newman. You can’t ignore the passion that takes you for a ride in the Mission Impossible movie theme song. In fact every movie’s score took over my emotions (as did the film scenes). I was also caught up in watching the conductor’s precise movements of leading crescendos, or focusing only on varying parts of the orchestra, then full on within his passionate heart and body movements.

Sitting in Frank Lloyd Wright’s spiritual Wayfarer’s Chapel two days later in Rancho Palos Verdes overlooking the gorgeous Pacific from above, was heart soothing; just as wonderful for the soul as heart swelling.

It’s nice to ‘get away’ and see new heart swelling scenery and heart soothing sights, hear new sounds, make new, and rekindle old, acquaintance. Sedona is certainly a home sweet home to return to. In fact, that’s why so many visit us from all over the world; for heart soothing. Seeing our landscape everyday keeps me in a perpetual heart swell.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona


Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her free website is where you can find daily astrological guidance.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading at either of her locations in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation includes positive spiritual channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and astrology (with or without time and location of birth; and horoscopes are available). Classes and individual or couples counseling is also available, as well as physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

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rachel spiritInternationally-renowned Rachel Star of Sedona has been giving emotionally-healing Readings, revealing insights and instilling clarity of mind for best and highest path choices to clients for over 40 years. Heard daily and weekly on top-ten radio, featured on network television and in national magazines, she is sought by celebrities, political and spiritual influencers, and is the Readers’ Reader.

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