If we’ll take the time to go back and track how we got to this part of our lives, whatever it seems like, we have to connect the dots. I’ll give you some examples of mine, and perhaps it will encourage you to look back and see what got you where you are.

You may have judged that some dots in your past were highly unpleasant and unfair, but let’s see where they led you. I had an emotionally challenging relationship experience many years (seems like lifetimes) ago, which had me feeling very sad, and not too good about myself, based on what the fellow in my romantic relationship began saying to me. He had started drinking when he realized that it was time for us to return his young son to his first wife, from a teen pregnancy-related marriage, per their agreement. That loss and subsequent coddling himself with the bottle, led to ugly behavior and words.

Substance abuse can take away a person’s clear thinking and hurt others, as well as clearly hurting their own self. If someone is relying on what others think and say about them, hurtful words can lower one’s self esteem, and lower them into a pit. That was the young and naïve me. When I chose to help myself, I reached out and found support groups, making some friends for life. I also went to Al Anon meetings and learned I needed to focus on my own issues; though I had gone to fix him, as so many think they can do. We cannot.

Al Anon began a deep spiritual awakening, and a friend brought me to her spiritual gathering place of emotional and soul growth and healing. That enlightened insight became my diving board into the peace that I have had for decades, which people remark about. That is what I have been ministering about and giving classes and spiritual counsel about, for decades.

Here’s another. I was attending a pot luck gathering in Paradise Valley for more education about my precious medicine-grade essential oils. After 18 years loving them, and sharing with others about their natural immediate benefits of relief and steadfast vitality, I was thrilled to meet the doctor who co-founded the American Holistic Medical Association, and had written books about these precious healing gems. I had quoted him for years and now we were having dinner together.

Upon learning I lived in Sedona he asked if I would do him a favor to find a real estate agent of integrity who could get him into the right and perfect home, so that he could come here summers. Of course, I was happy to do so. I was looking for a more upscale rental home of my own, and in driving by a potential rental, there was a man outside washing his car. I inquired if he knew about the rental next door, which he did. I noticed he had a real estate sign by his own driveway and that he was a broker agent.

I was impressed by his wonderful demeanor, (and he was nice looking to boot), so I phoned some days later to see if he could help this doctor find a home. We exchanged emails and his character continued to be refined and polite. At last we met for coffee to get the doctor on the phone with him, and discuss potential homes he had reviewed by email. Afterward, we stayed and continued to get to know each other. We were both delighted with each others’ integrity and demeanor, so eventually we did a hike together, then lunches and more; always having each others’ best interests at heart and sharing suggestions for each others’ career benefit. He suggested I contact the Red Rock News to see about sharing my positive spiritual writing with you all. After being invited to submit previous writings I had been doing through the years, I was honored to learn that I was their selection, to write positive spiritual articles, available to be read on their worldwide website, and the rest is history.

We continued as caring friends, and he fell in love…with a wonderful gal just perfect for him. Did you think this was going to be my Cinderella story? That was not in the cards, and The one will show when divine timing reveals it. I still cherish his friendship.

We play a role in each other’s lives, so let it be from integrity and unconditional, nonjudgmental loving (and forgiveness); your God-given human design. Each person playing a part in your puzzle has been a gift, even if in disguise, to empower yourself and lift yourself to your higher self.

As you live dot to dot, you can view everyone and every situation as your blessing. Therein lies your peace.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com where you can find daily astrological guidance.  She is available for a positive, empowering Reading in Sedona, or by phone or skype.  Each consultation includes positive and empowering angelic 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.

A couple of months ago, there were a few small setbacks right in a row, which, by the grace of God are not usual for me, and though things generally roll off my back, as I’m a serene person, I’m also a sensitive, so on a deeper level  the events/people may drain some energy. I became tired. More tired than usual several times throughout the day, then it lasted day after day, then a week, then almost another week.

With any situation making an effort to get my attention, I examine the inner and outer for possible understanding and growth, and always remember that God has our best interests at heart. I saw a couple of valid astrological explanations for slowed down energy and those challenges, therefore was able to also know a date when that would lift.

I’d been working out at my gym several times a week, and though I didn’t intuitively believe my physical being was in crisis, to be thorough I met with my licensed medical doctor who specializes in synergy and energy, and affirmed my physical parts were nothing to be concerned about, and sought only to again raise my thyroid function, which had been an easy, natural ongoing process. But that wasn’t the real cause, either.

Was there more stress or pressure in my life than usual; too many things on my mind? Well, yes, I had been doing a lot of research about when to begin an extensive trip and what to do on that trip. Date potential seemed to be a window of up to two months from then, having to be timed around other people who invited me to stay with them, or who were going to be in the same area only for a day; or only available certain hours, so I had to wait on their schedules and decisions. Other hotels and appointments I wanted to firm up, required advance time to make them happen well. There were a lot of plates to balance in the air and my trip was dangling in a multitude of holding patterns.  Was that it?

Always having faith that God is divine timing and everything works out, I just went with the flow of tired, not resisting, rather happily responding to what God desired from me then. Maybe this great rest was to store up for the big trip.

Well, once information began coming in and getting honed down bit by bit, I had my dates; it would be right away, and so began the magic of pulling everything together.

My energy returned to a greater degree; I was becoming excited with positive energy, and pushing the throttle forward to begin the great trip. I had learned a lesson on my recent travels six months ago, that I needed luggage which could attach pieces to each other, because I take a lot with me, and can’t handle every item separately, if I desire it all to efficiently move fluidly together with my every step. I bought new luggage, planned my outfits for every experience, had some clothing alterations, and at the last minute got a garment bag. What an inspiration…keep clothes on the hanger and lay them out in my car since it was a car trip. All appointments were firmed up, and off I went on a grand and thrilling adventure.

Once on the long, extensive trip I saw that each day required me to get up earlier than I was used to, that I was fully engaged every moment throughout each day and night, also not the usual for me, and time left me with less sleep many nights than I usually would have needed. So the intuitive thoughts which had come to me, were all useful. Having been fully loaded and charged with rest long before I began, I was up for the tremendous discharge of energy every day and every night.

Sometimes it’s just good to test our faith in God, go with what we’re given, listen to our lovely intuitive thoughts that we’re all given, always think positive, and see the revelations when they naturally come.

God is in charge, is divine timing, divine action, and always has our best interests at heart. Knowing that, and having faith in God, is the best way to go through our life’s journey.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit. Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com where you can find daily astrological guidance. She is available for a positive, empowering insightful spiritual counsel Reading in Sedona, or by phone and skype.  Each consultation begins with a complimentary guided visualization relaxing meditation, then includes angelic channeling with positive, empowering tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and complete astrology of you and others (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.

I’m recently home in Sedona from a long business and pleasure trip throughout California and Las Vegas. Only by coincidence did I see the walk of fame celebrity stars imbedded in the sidewalk outside Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, driving to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel across the street, for an appointment.

I had never been to Las Vegas, and felt called to start there, which would enable me to break up an 8 hour drive to LA, into two four-hour stints.

What a Welcome to Las Vegas. It was just nighttime, and as I turned onto ‘the strip’ the voice of Andrea Bocelli thrilled me, with my first sight the Bellagio’s water show. I pulled over, enjoyed, then drove up and down the strip in awe and loved it.

I had a spiritual appointment in the morning, then next to celebrity hair colorist Michael Boychuck at his salon in Caesar’s Palace. Before leaving I was given hair coloring recommendation, and got a couple of hair products. Later I spent hours in The Venetian, enjoying the fresco paintings in the style of the Sistine Chapel on the ceiling, and having an outdoor gondola ride being sung to by my gondolier. The light show over the façades of replicated famous Venetian buildings was gorgeous and musically moving.

Once in LA, first thing in the morning I met with celebrity hair colorist Michael Canale (creator of Jennifer Aniston’s famous hairstyle, ‘the Rachel’ from TV’s “Friends”) who, along with his client, bought many Young Living medicine-grade essential oils from me. I also met with famous hairstylists Joseph Kendall and Martin Fassnidge, of Joseph Martin on Rodeo Drive. I gave everyone my brand of positive spiritual insight.

I was treated to the Hollywood Bowl for the 100th anniversary of Paramount Pictures with the HB orchestra led by David Newman, and we had good seats. Comedian and six time emmy award winner Bruce Vilanch walked by, and in front of us was a famous Hollywood couple whose names we couldn’t remember. Jason Alexander was our moderator and Lalo Schifrin spoke after we watched some of Mission Impossible backed by his dramatic theme song.

I ate often at the well-known Nate & Al’s Delicatessen in Beverly Hills. Each time I was surrounded by movie, TV and music industry people, but the only name I know, is Jada Pinkett Smith.

Malibu was beautiful, as were the beaches of Redondo, Manhattan, Hermosa and Rancho Palos Verdes where I sat in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wayfarer’s Chapel overlooking the Pacific. In Encinitas I spent time at Paramahansa Yogananda’s Self Realization Fellowship Temple’s meditation gardens, right on the Pacific. I gave spiritual counsel in beautiful Carlsbad.

Told to not miss The Grove, divine timing had me arrive just in time to be in the camera range for TV’s “Extra” host Maria Menounos to interview the cast of the new show, “The New Normal.” Did you see me on TV?

I saw the hilarious musical from NYC, ‘Silence, the Musical’, based on Silence of the Lambs, and met my friend’s son, Nate Patten, the musical director/conductor. Seeing his mom and her sister for the first time since I was 10, was a thrill for me.

The best I save for last, and it was perhaps the most entrancing, soul-lifting spiritual experience I have ever had in a metaphysical setting. I was taken to Agape in Culver City, led by the famous spiritual icon, Michael Beckwith. He’s in the movie, The Secret, and I had seen him on Oprah years ago. We sat through the meditation service before more people streamed in, and we had good seats. It was beautifully decorated and backlit in light turquoise and green; artwork donning walls.

The building was somewhat dimly lit for relaxation and music began with incredible solo singers backed by a great band on the stage; one singer after another and we all were clapping and singing along sometimes, seeing the words on movie screens showing the person performing. Not songs that are slow and repetitive, that can drone on, but jazzy soul music that is not outside of many’s comfort zones. Music that stimulated our feelings of elevated bliss more and more.

By the time Michael Beckwith went into his passionate and rousing spiritual service we were already raised within, having had plenty of time singing of God’s gifts, listening to great singers, and connecting with each other. There wasn’t mention of any individual religious icon, as in whom to worship above any other; simply the unifying feeling of the greatness of the one God presence which is within everyone.

If I can translate, it would be to say that instead of seeing only cause and effect from what most believe is reality…i.e. problems, to start with content, instead. Content being identifying what we have within and around us; the beauty, art, graciousness, perfect flow and movement, connection with divine timing, gratitude, generosity, abundance, love, respect, integrity, peace, creativity, miraculous experience, joy and more that is God. That is our content. And when we create cause from that truth; that content, effect is miraculous, loving, creative, peaceful, joyous, etc. Personally I cherish living that way, and desire that for all of us to know and live from.

Straight from Agape, a farewell lunch with my cousin, then back to Vegas. I received the thrill of the full Caesar’s Palace experience, had several spiritual appointments, and received the supreme iconic gift of pumping gas next to an Elvis impersonator on my way to dinner with a friend. Every person I spent time with on my journey, was lovely lovely lovely. Then it was time to drive Miss Daisy Rachel back home to famous Sedona.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit. Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com where you can find daily astrological guidance. She is available for a positive, empowering insightful spiritual counsel Reading at her location in Sedona, or by phone or skype.  Each consultation includes angelic channeling, tarot, cards of destiny, numerology, past life insight and complete astrology of you and others (with or without time and location of birth). 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.

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 rachelstarofsedona@gmail.com. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com 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.

Certain things are priceless, and other things are relative in value. Starting with your self esteem don’t underestimate yourself, and remember to be gentle, encouraging, humbly self-praising, and keep growing while you stay a kid at heart.  Remember to be as thoughtful to others as you can be to yourself.

Some people may spend and spend on treatments to repair broken bones, broken hearts or souls. While one person may use traditional treatment, the other may use non-traditional. Who is to judge? And there are differing prices in every arena. It all comes to, what is it worth to You?

When you feel you have found the healer that enriches your heart, soul and/or physical self, there may be no need to look further. However, if your emotional or physical issues linger, first ask, am I following through with the advice given. If you have, might I suggest you follow your intuition and try someone new; they may have more revealing and healing words and tools that are just what ‘the doctor ordered.’

Everything is made of energy, and the word ‘disease’ describes when your body or mind are not at ease; hence dis-ease, i.e. out of balance energetically. It has been scientifically discovered and proven that physical ailments are a result of emotional issues as yet unresolved. Eventually the unhealthy emotional pockets move from your personal energetic field that surrounds your physical body, called an aura, and poke through to the body.

We can keep that from happening, and reverse effects as well! And speaking of well, when was the last time you had an emotional tune-up, so to say? Talking things over with caring friends or family is one good way. Consulting a professional intuitive and or astrologer, who is able to see more deeply into every part of your life, is preventative maintenance, enabling you to keep your life energy balanced, peaceful and joyful. Be certain the person you consult is also compassionate, loving and empowering.

You can spend your valuable personal wealth on over-the-counter or prescription drugs, drink yourself out of balance, lose sleep, or smoke to mask stresses. You can spend your valuable time in distress, confusion, anger, misery, pain and either be spending too much of your energy, or feeling low energy. When you look closely, the costs add up, and sometimes we forget what they total, is huge, even before reaching last-resort costs like lab films, and take risks of anesthesia and surgery.

They say you get what you pay for and sometimes that’s true, isn’t it? So what are you worth to yourself? Is it worth prescriptions that these days we know many have disastrous physical or suicidal side effects; the dark hidden costs. Open your heart and mind to the value of positive, empowering, insightful, intuitive, spiritual, energetic, emotional and physical guidance and healing, which is very often near-immediate in many instances. A true healer is spiritually tuned in to your unique, personal energetic self and needs.

Hippocrates said, “A physician without a knowledge of astrology has no right to call himself a physician...and C.G. Jung, “I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth...I must say that I have very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand.”

 

Here’s to your health! You are worth it!

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com 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 angelic 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.

The Stars must be aligned. You’ve heard that phrase or perhaps said it yourself, when something wonderful happened. There’s truth behind the old saying. Heavenly bodies affect everything. Let me help you count the ways that this is true in our lives.

Example one: A friend of mine was experiencing the day and hour of having to say goodbye to her daughter who was leaving home for the first time, ready to drive with her boyfriend 8 hours to begin college life. It was a sad time for my friend and an intense time and new adventure of the unknown for her daughter.

She phoned me distraught that her daughter and she had been bickering. Her child insisted on taking a nap, and my friend was upset daughter was going to get on the highway at a later time of day than mother would have liked, and also upset dealing with separation blues. I looked at my pocket ephemeris; the book of daily planetary motions, and saw the likely reason.

I explained that the Moon, which effects our emotions, was in the sign of Scorpio, which is about endings and new beginnings, mysteries into the unknown, as well as representing deep bonds we have with people, and deep emotions that we tend to bury. These are just a few characteristics, but if used in a negative way, we can be paranoid of things going wrong. They were both dealing with the loosening of intimate bonds, an ending, and sleep might have been a way of dealing with deep emotions her loving child was feeling.

The good news was that in a couple of hours the Moon would be entering Sagittarius, and I gave her the exact time. I let her know that the mood would change and the air would be light and happy, laughing and optimistic, as well as also having the traits ruling long distance travel, blessings and good luck, the excitement of adventure, plus higher education. How appropriate was that, and waking from sleep would be refreshing. I also pointed out that there was still a tremendous amount of daylight and even if they got on the road a couple of hours later, their drive and arrival would all be well lit by the Sun.

She phoned me later that that’s exactly what happened. Daughter awoke when the Moon was in Sag and all was happy, loving and positive. They both felt much better, and all went perfectly well.

Example two: Someone also very dear to me had Pluto enter her fourth house. Pluto rules Scorpio, so also brings powerfully transformative beginnings, and the fourth house rules home and residence. The very day Pluto moved in, she moved into the home of her dreams.

Example three: Saturn, the planet of limitations, restrictions and lessons to learn by hard work, entered her second house of earned income, about mid 2009, to stay for 2 ½ years. Sure enough, having been laid off right about then, she worked very hard and re-arranged her entire life to create a way to make income. Though it never rose to her past income, she looks forward to this coming Oct. 6 when Saturn departs, having taught her well, and the doors of earned income open wide once again, when the sky’s the limit.

So remember, the Sun will always come out. Might be within the hour, might be tomorrow. In fact it’s always there, perhaps behind a cloud that brings rain we need for growth. Ultimately the stars are always aligned in our favor; even when there are seeming cloudier times. Go with the flow, get plenty of rest and encouragement. Take classes, and learn about yourself. That’s what it’s all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around. Here comes the Sun.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

Reach interfaith minister Rachel Star of Sedona at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Follow her on facebook and twitter as Rachelspirit.  Her free website is www.goddesstheway.com 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 angelic 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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