You may have seen, on the news, the flooding in Phoenix, which was a record for history, and flooding in Lake Havasu, Arizona, and even around Las Vegas.

My boyfriend loves weather and of course, saw it coming from the forecasts he watches. In fact it was showing that the heavy rain was from two, count them, two severe systems, bringing extreme flooding and was also headed straight for our Sedona.

Each day and each night even the weather channel showed why we should expect it to begin in Sedona within three hours; within the hour even… imminent thunderstorms, lightning and flooding right here. However, we got nothing, really. 

I have lived in several locations throughout Florida over many years and expected Hurricane Andrew in my home in the middle of the night, way back then. It swerved while we were sleeping, and we only got a small tree branch or two in front of home. I knew about storm preparedness every year in Florida, from June through, and including, November. Scary to hear severe storms surrounding you so closely.

A day or two before the severe Sedona forecasts began we had rain and it woke us up when lightning sounded close to our large bedroom window. When the crack of lightning sounded like it was just 5 feet from us, maybe right outside the window, I reverted to Florida protection mode and said I wanted to wait it out in the bathroom in the center of the home, which had no windows. That’s what you do…

Of course a weather lover would laugh and it settled me down, as I nestled to my ‘protector.’

We never got the deluge constantly reported day after day, after that. In fact we hardly got any rain at all, and we partly summized and said in awe, Sedona is protected. Even the fires we had months ago never touched our town, either. Very little hazard or inconvenience.

Weather may seem like that in your emotional life. That person who seems to bring the hairs up on your arms, say or do things that may ignite fear and thoughts of impending doom of some sort, is not the problem that needs the solution, so much as the perceived threat giving you the opportunity to remember you are both sacred and protected. Relax and breathe.

Perhaps wait, hold your tongue, consider what is being said or done, and diffuse the tempest with your knowing you have the power to, simply by not raising your own temperature.

Water in spirit, represents emotions. What we do with emotions determines if we flood ourselves with tears and sad times or express tears of joy, embrace deeper understanding of others, take responsibility for creating the type of emotional weather we contribute to, and bring others close to or hearts, versus spouting in spiraling fury.

Is the outer experience in our lives a reflection of inner conscious energy?  It becomes the collective and will show like a mirror, how we, as people, are ‘doing.’

What’s the weather like in all areas of your days and nights? Try playing God and control the weather. Look at that. You are the creator, after all.

There are many ways to remember the sacredness of all types of weather. Is it asking you to take inventory? Do you also give thanks to other creators who bring you sunshine, rainbows and blue skies?

Thanks, each of you, for reading my columns. Have a clear and bright day.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s The Sedona New Age Show from her website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can learn astrology, and read daily astrology forecasts. Also see clips of her video classes for purchase, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate, positive, empowering, healing Reading is tremendously insightful with spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Astrology, also a 100% accurate very little-known Cards system, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

 Is love in the womb? Depends on the mother, but usually, right? Is love in the family? Depends on each of the players in the house. Love is built in to each human being because we are all made of the one source; divine God energy, and God is love.

So we’re born with it. Question is, what do we do with it. Where does it go?

What brings love out of us? As babies we are just love, though we cry for our bodily needs to be met. Babies touch our faces, children brush our hair, kiss us, hug us and lean on us.

The young raise their arms to be picked up and held. We feel inexplicable love from the innocent youth, and radiate when giving out loving feelings.

Maybe, when young, we were spanked or hit on the fanny with a belt. Did that feeling translate that you were being loved to make you a better person? Probably not.

Some younglings were handled in other ways, which were abusive, and that may be where the feelings of being unloved started. Is a sibling still holding a grudge from youngsterville, when we were ‘incoherent,’ I’ll call it. 

Some people that do not walk the earth as beautiful, were raised lovingly and told they are beautiful. That love makes one feel beautiful inside and out. Love is beautiful. How healthy and balanced their lives might be.

While others, whom may or may not have been told, cannot see their own beauty and hold fast the belief it is what defines their value, so are tormented. Where did that come from?

Did someone or some ones emotionally abuse that one? Tease, negate, bully over and over? The opposite of love? Probably because they were not sufficiently confident that they were enough and didn’t want others to feel enough, let alone alot more than enough, if they couldn’t.

As kids we just play together. As school years see us age, we become more looks-oriented and the competition begins.

All can be dealt with by shining the light where love is. Even those who hurt others are simply doing so because of hurt that can be healed with unconditional, nonjudgmental, forgiving, deeper understanding through love.

I love myself. That is the greatest feat of my life. A narcissist may be in love with ONLY their self, and their looks, not caring about anyone else, and that is not what I mean. I love myself no matter what, and I love others throughout my life passionately.

It can be your greatest feat as well. If you have been challenged by not being cared for and respected, appropriately, get on board with forgiving those and take back your power and glory.

Gossip may tell lies about us; others may believe it if they don’t know us. I may have made mistakes throughout time, but they were valuable teaching times to make me a more understanding and loving person.

That goes for others’ potential to grow through their errors, as well. We may not be the most beautiful people in the world, the most brilliant, biggest volunteer or philanthropist, but I, as you, and every one of us, are worthy of 24-7 self love.  And it couldn’t hurt to acknowledge others of their inner and outer beauty.

I love myself just the way I am. I look for the good and the light of God in all. I come from an understanding heart when observing others being hateful. It may take me a ‘minute,’ sometimes, to remember to come from only love and understanding, so I remind myself of the spiritual truths that are the netting web fabric from which we all live, and breathe.

God is all there is. I am made of God and so are you. God is only love.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

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Having learned the ancient and little-known system to read the regular deck of 52 cards as it tells our destiny 100% accurately, I knew that in some way there was going to be new love in my life over the year that would begin on my birthday, February 7.

 

In early March, Richard Gere asked if the seat next to me at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, was taken.  At first glance I heard myself say, Oh my God, this is Richard Gere! And he’s going to sit next to me for the next few hours!

 

Was it my good karma that magneted him to me?  We chatted and belly laughed through those few hours, during being entertained, and afterward, he waited for me as I took pictures of those on stage for my Sedona New Age Show.  Oh my God, was he really waiting for Me? I could hardly believe it, but he was. I told him I was going to try to get an interview, to which he responded ‘Good Luck with that,’ then turned around and walked away.

 

It hadn’t occurred to me that that might have hurt his feelings, RG being second fiddle for a woman’s attention. Instead, immediately I realized I had missed what could have been an opportunity to be invited for coffee and getting acquainted better. He was already long separated from his wife, and available. I hadn’t even given him my business card. That’s what I usually did. I let opportunities pass by. I got in my own way. Into the wind he was swept away from me. I sat in my car in the parking lot and had to realize everything happens as it should. Had to accept the truth.

 

I met the man I am in a relationship with now, 2 ½ months later. He looks like a younger version of Richard Gere, even more handsome, sexy, and maybe is the love of my life. Looks like a handsome leading man in movies. Lives here, sings beautifully which I love, is a great dancer, which I love, is brilliant, keeps me in stitches laughing, and is an astrologer like me, so we speak the same language.

 

Now I know why I was not supposed to know Richard Gere better. In fact, as I am writing, my boyfriend texted me and asked me to come sit outside with him. My first thought was to reply, ‘after I write my column; but my immediate second thought was, don’t miss the chance be close to Him.Now. I learned not to miss opportunities like I’d had with Richard Gere. I am so drawn to this man in my life, and he is so amazing for my life, I cherish every moment with him.

 

Before I went to my precious nephew’s wedding in Florida, this past May, I was already exhausted. I had more exciting projects on my plate than Ever, and each carried a great deal of effort and time. I was back and forth in emails, setting up an interview with Gregg Braden and the Heart Math Institute’s CEO, Dr. Deborah Rozman, also arranging to gift others the use of my second ticket through the long weekend of thrilling events.

 

I was getting ready for my trip to see family in Florida, buying a zillion necessities, clothes and getting alterations. I was asked to call-backs for a reality show, and also prepping and shooting my own Sedona New Age Show. Doing my usual job of Readings, in negotiations with Diamond Resorts to be a Gift for their guests in Sedona, arranging for business insurance for my office and automobile, and handling so very much more.

 

I set up reservations for about two weeks of 9 different hotel rooms and staying elsewhere, from Phoenix and throughout various cities in Florida, arranging times to visit different people there, get rental cars, take trams, shuttles, be driven, plus get gifts for the wedding, family and friends, and on.  I was thoroughly exhausted upon arrival in Florida. Let alone the inner stress of flying round trip. And the journey itself awaiting me.

 

After some challenging scenarios on the trip (and heart opening experiences with loved ones, as well), when I returned to Sedona, I knew I needed rest.  I didn’t know how much rest. After about 10 days not working so that I could chill out, I decided to visit the location where I lease my office, touching base with some people I knew, and that is where I met who is now the man in my heart.

 

It wasn’t until another 20 days out of the office that I felt restored. During that time he and I started to get to know each other. Today I could write a love story. Maybe this is it. The preface of the book. Check back in a few weeks and I’ll update where my heart is; Chapter One.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can also find her video classes for purchase and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate positive, empowering, healing Reading consultation is insightful with guiding spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers.  Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

Yes, a famous Beatles’ song, and yes, after clouds and rain, and yes, summer’s come, but what about a potential new type of existence that is unmistakably Sunnier.

Have you been alone, even among many people; not necessarily lonely, but have a handful of people who ‘get’ you, and many who don’t nor whom you would want to get? And none that special connection? Don’t have the same standards, interests, hobbies, sense of humor, ways of communicating or looking at life? Has it just been work, work, work, pay the bills and some delightful experiences peppered in?

How long has it been since you have had a stirring motivation to take on better habits in your best interests? You’ve kept a genuine smile on your lips and in your heart, despite being in a ‘rut.’ A comfortable groove. Is it your time to expand the walls of your comfort zone?

Well you know here comes the sun, when you notice big changes, and life becomes very much sunnier. Your heart expands. Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear.

The feeling is not, Oh, boy, now I better start doing this or stop doing this; it’s more, I want to. It’s not I have to, or I should, it’s just wow, the sun’s coming out and I feel like it, it flows within you naturally and easily.

It’s also not, wow, have I been a jerk, or lost, or wasted time, or a this or a that, it’s simply, now the sun is coming and shining the light on who I truly am; my birthright, a perfect child of God, made of God essence, the only source energy of all creation.

What do we think God is? A punisher who wants to put us in a harsh spotlight, tied with rope to a chair, wanting to embarrass us in front of others, questioning us harshly and punishing us for our personality traits and choices? That’s far from what I believe.

Are you willing to give up that perception and step in to only love? Just being is enough. Love is already built in to your beingness. It’s not what we do. Who looks better, has more money, has a better job, never ever hurt anyone, gives more to charity etc. It’s not a race, or a competition, because life is eternal and in time we all evolve. On our own path in our own divine time.

Just being, allows us to be still and not be burdened with judgments, but to feel peaceful and faithful. Our best decisions come from that still receptive place, from that inner light where we can make our highest choices.

This way of just simply ‘being’ can be achieved through our free will. There are countless ways to predict the ‘sun coming’ in your life. Some predetermined destiny may decide when the sun comes and brings an upgraded light of joy and new beginnings to you. Some people call it biorhythms; others can see it through astrological cycles from your birth chart, etc. I have other ways, too.

The sun replenishes, nourishes and warms us; we feel and recognize the light of who we really are. Doesn’t mean we perfect these new feelings and passions immediately. Can be one step at a time. The heart may need to open slowly as it is not a usual feeling. Be patient with yourself and others. We are always perfect in every choice.

Though some decisions may have kept us from the light, in delay, they also serve to make us realize we had been in shade. Afraid of stepping out from the seeming protection of the shade.

Recognize the difference between personality and soul. The physical body brain in the dense energy plane we live in on earth, is not able to make the highest choices, until we realize the spiritual light of who we are in is our heart, the connection to the divine; unconditionally loving and forgiving others and ourselves, heart being the connection to the soul, which is our cup of the ocean of God.

People, here comes the sun. Yes, it’s summer, but it seems like years since it’s been here. The ice is slowly melting. And I say, it’s alright.

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

View Rachel’s TV Show, The Sedona New Age Show, from her website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can watch clips of her video classes for purchase and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate positive, empowering, healing Reading consultation is insightful with guiding spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

Maya Angelou is our angel now. Even her name in life sounded like ’my angel oooh!’ Born Marguerite Annie Johnson, she passed comfortably on May 28. Laura Belle Wynne was my 90 year old friend for 4 years, and now my personal angel. (‘They’ say an angel gets its wings when we hear a bell – Belle - ring, and she certainly was a win – Wynne – in life, for all who knew her). She passed comfortably on April 22.

 

These two glorious black matriarchs did not know each other, to the best of my knowledge, though close in age and magnificent in their courageous, no-nonsense, inspirational characters. Though both lived during times of severe prejudice about their color, both were legendary in their own way, inspiring and eliciting healing through wisdom to multitudes of every race, creed and gender, all over the world. Both were called ‘Mom’ by those they inspired everywhere.

 

As they journeyed onward, within about a month of each other, I wonder if they have met now. They deserve each other and their high vibrational frequencies could likely draw them close.

 

When my dad passed, a humble, noble and great spirit born on Christmas day, loved by all, Princess Diana and Mother Theresa passed within a month. He belonged with spirits like theirs. My Mom was dynamic, artistic, with pizzaz, also beloved by all, and went in the company of Lucille Ball and other acclaimed artists, seven years before my Dad.

 

For one, death reminds us to seize the day. Express love. Assist others. Follow your dreams. Be happy Now. It stalks us from birth, and its time is a mystery to us all. We know of Dr. Angelou’s artistic, creative brilliance and notorious acclaim, including chosen poet at President Clinton’s inauguration. Civil rights activist, dancer, singer, actress, producer, director, professor, author, poet, who hasn’t heard of her poem, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

 

Laura Belle Wynn was long a mentor at highly publicized Synanon in California, where she assisted in changing the lives; in fact giving back lives worth living, to those riddled with alcoholism/addictions. Having to meet people in the grit of the pits, the depths of their hell, to lift them out, cursing language and all, she survived its crazy days, being the rock of sanity through the Center’s bumpy ride.

 

She went on to offer Absolutely Free help with life, to any one at all able to phone her through the years, speaking up to late hours with those in need, near up to the end of her own life, having left behind much of the ‘mandatory’ cursing it took to match an addict’s tongue to earn their attention, except one fond word.

 

Otherwise she was a lady of poise, class and beauty. Always looking perfectly put together, she was one of grace and elegance. Just like Maya. It was that one word that might come out of her mouth if necessary in explaining something to make a blunt point.

 

These are some of her favorite sayings, “Say Yes to the universe and the universe says yes to you, Admitting you’re an asshole is the first step.  No matter what’s going on I dress up and show up…there are people out there that need love, I put one hand on their shoulder and one foot up their ‘a,’ What people think about me is none of my business, I love the love of God in my soul and I love the love of God in _________’s soul.” When asked how she was, “Never felt better, never had more.”

 

I attended the four-hour Celebration of Laura’s life this past weekend and met people who came from all over the world to celebrate her, share stories, look at photos and videos, and take some of her clothes and belongings she left for anyone to have a part of her. Others spent the rest of the weekend together in continuing gratitude and respect for her.

 

In fact the quote on her bookmark commemoration, with her photo, for us all to take, ended with…”God said to me, Laura, I’ve got too many a-holes up here. Will you take half of them?”

 

She taught Love, tolerance, kindness, patience, laughter, wisdom, self-esteem, forgiveness, setting boundaries, spirituality, personal freedom, and more. I realize the honor of her saying we were doing similar work; she never called me an ‘a.’ When someone passed away she would explain, ‘Good for them.’ She knew it was something worthwhile; a graduation.

 

Since Laura’s passing I have heard from her a great deal, even more than in her dense physical form. In fact she walked me down the path as I was leaving the day’s celebration. She and I loved scarves and as we walked I heard a gentleman say, here are the rest of her scarves. I knew that was her cue for me to have her scarves. She and I had similar taste in loving color and pizzaz. 

 

She was maya angel, oooh!  Who is your living angel? Are you someone’s angel today? Yes, you are. Good for you, now.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

 

View Rachel’s TV/You Tube Show, The Sedona New Age Show, from her website www.goddesstheway.comwhere you can also find her video classes for purchase, the month’s astrology, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate positive, empowering, healing Reading consultation is insightful with guiding spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.

 

 

Did you grow up being told, ‘children are meant to be seen and not heard?’ Me too. Some children have built-in confidence, but I didn’t come with that automatic setting.  I was encouraged Not to have a ‘voice,’ in my home environment, and I complied.

 

Outside of home, I didn’t ruffle feathers, either. I wanted to be known as a ‘good’ girl. I believe old parenting paradigms kept many of us from, freely expressing our selves; innocent curiosities, brilliant thoughts or, feeling all of the love and praise our parents really felt for us…even generations before theirs.

 

There is a new form of parenting just emerged on the horizon. I refer to the new book by psychologist, Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., author of The Conscious Parent. Children (including ourselves) are born having all inner knowing.

 

Parents whose eyes and ears open to the book’s truths, and practice these ways of raising their child also now realize, they are not seeking to fix, produce or create the perfect child, but to actually be aware of their own self, as children push their buttons, noticing where they, the parent, has to grow. This is why we call children to our lives. To raise our self. They are a mirror of our undeveloped self.

 

Is punishment just to save time and quickly end the issue, for the parent’s sake? There are gentler and quicker, more empowering ways.

 

Instead of punishment, to instead acknowledge to the child that they, themselves, know the best ways to behave, and empower them to notice, agree and act from their inner knowings, of what you converse about as the highest actions, in any particular situation that arises.

 

Did that established habit, in youth, of holding my tongue, and constantly being told that I must be taking my stupid pills again (and again and again), lead to my self-esteem and voice being stuffed away, replaced by believing I should ‘be ashamed of myself?’

 

That was me, before I put in years of research and practice, and found my own self-worth, which I must practice keeping. And found my voice. Not without work. Work on inner growth is called for, throughout all the days of our lives, until we pass to the next journey.

 

And what about those with an innate confidence in themselves who yelled back at their parents, or would throw a chair against a wall, in frustration and anger? It, too, likely took years of work to shape anger into more peaceful ways of handling things, not to mention letting go of controlling others with the need to always be right.

 

Yes, we all are ‘a piece of work,’ no matter the inner circuitry. The self work gives us pride in shaping our own selves. We’ll likely do it till we move on. Possibly in that life after life realm, as well.

 

I believe I took three distinct pathways out of my stifled voice and low self-esteem. I played piano and sang the words. It turned out I had an amazing depth, tone and emotion. Sometimes, my unleashed feelings through music and words, made me cry. It was healing.

 

My self-pride came from the singing voice that brought me praise whenever I sang. But it didn’t stop me from taking food on as my trusted, ever-loving friend that without fail, made me feel great, as the second pathway.

 

For others, a different ‘addiction’ was often a trusted friend, that we find out has a knife to our back, not only bringing a good feeling in our heart, but brings its own ‘stuff.’ Eventually that gets dealt with, successfully or not.

 

It’s all part of the journey, in truth, so not being hard on one’s self in the journey, takes practice, creates an energy that loves yourself more fully, and thereby draws positives into life.

 

Third, I sought out wisdoms to lead me out of inner emotional pain; what author Eckhard Tolle named the pain body, brought on from innocent childhood hurts.

 

Parenting is usually well-intended by those who raise a child, and there is no mandatory wisdom education required. When we know how much our parents really do or did Always love us, in truth, we mend much unintended hurt we took on.

 

Hear that kids? parents? Parents of parents? Parents of grandparents? Get your wisdom on and just love yourself, like you know how to, innately.

 

The wisdoms I immersed myself in for years, and still love to surround myself with, spoke clearly to my soul and set me on new pathways. I practiced them out of desperation, and decades ago it led to my constant inner joy of life, and much self love, in spite of the size of my body.

 

Eleven and a half years ago, a large part of the range of my singing voice began sounding like gravel and after researching what could be done about it, I surrendered that it was gone. ‘They’ could see nothing wrong to fix, i.e. bring it back.

 

I stopped singing, so I stopped listening to music for the most part. Singing to it was no longer raising my vibration (of joy). I still appreciated music, just no longer felt part of its expression.

 

But the wisdoms of my adult life’s continual spiritual learning and practice, allowed me to surrender in peace, knowing (what I call) God has higher reasons for everything. My love for life and self, continued growing, in spite of the loss of my singing voice, and music stayed behind a closed door.

 

Through the 11+ (eleven plus) years, maybe four (4) times a year I would remember to do my scales, do re mi fa so la ti do, to test my vocal range, and always confirmed my voice was still ‘gone.’

 

Very Recently I heard my notes differently and wondered if that would continue. It went sour again, but then sounded good another time. Eventually it was all so much better than all the years before, and co-incidentally right at that time, friends asked me to join them at karaoke.

 

If you would like to hear and see me sing, Dream a Little Dream, from last week, you can access it through my most recently filmed weekly show, The Sedona New Age Show, most easily from my website.

 

My dream came true. Yours can too, or something greater and more meaningful.  My voice cried in joy and gratitude, because of the miraculous gift I was given to sing again. Are you using your voice for only love, and empowerment, or complaint and emotional punishment of another?

 

There’s a divine reason and a divine time to everything under the sun. Surrender, to find precious what you have, right now. It’s all to raise you up.

 

Love from Rachel Star of Sedona

View Rachel’s TV Show, The Sedona New Age Show, from her website www.goddesstheway.com where you can also find her video classes for purchase, free astrology for the month, and more. Reach Rachel at 928-282-3444, 850-566-6698 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LIKE her Facebook page, Rachel Star of Sedona. Each accurate positive, empowering, healing Reading consultation is insightful with guiding spiritual inspiration via loving Tarot, Cards of Destiny, Astrology, Past Life insight and Numbers. Phone, Skype and local resident rates are discounted. Feel immediate physical and emotional relief with Reiki or Young Living medicine-grade essential oils.