Respect for Gaia

Hi There,

September is ushering in hurricanes in Texas and now Florida, perhaps affecting the SE seaboard, (with the ensuing flooding), as well as forest fires on the west coast, Montana and Idaho; resulting in the loss of property, homes, and lives. When you think about it, hurricanes, floods, fires, etc. are all natural planetary events. In our civilization today we have multi-faceted challenges in working with nature, all related to how we are interacting with our Mother:

First, we as humans start many of the fires due to our lack of consciousness or inconsideration (a spark from an exhaust, a campfire not fully extinguished, fireworks used in a dry area, etc.) 100 years ago most forest fires were started by lightning.
Second, we are now so populated in many areas that once what was a natural event occurs, it can almost immediately threaten and affect homes and lives. Some of the most sought-out building sites on or near the ocean are often in the line of hurricane patterns; premier building sites on rivers are frequently within the 20-50 year flood plane; and buildings in many forested areas are now required to have a metal roof.

There’s not an easy solution. It important to remember that Gaia is a living, breathing being. Our ancestors knew and celebrated that their presence here was with her consent. It is clear to me that we have lost this understanding and respect as we became ‘civilized’. She has a natural ebb and flow – blizzards, spring thaws, monsoons, her rivers flood, her forests burn, her ocean has tsunamis, she produces volcanoes and earthquakes, she has hurricane and tornado seasons – all on her own. But with the influence of humans, she has increased droughts and irregular weather patterns. Her ice packs are melting at an alarming rate, her rivers are running dry, her waters are becoming polluted. At the same time she offers beauty beyond measure for all beings who live here and share her body.

What can we do? The solution is global. The answer is individual. We must take individual responsibility and be conscientious caretakers and participants in how we live on Gaia. In order to do that, we have to be conscious and aware of who we are and how we participate in our lives, both inner and outer. As we address and heal ourselves our outer world starts responding differently. Our inner affects our outer. We are able to make different decisions that affect health and wellness for both ourselves and our Mother.

I like to think that each of us on the planet is a cell in Gaia’s body. When enough of us have full health (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual), Gaia’s fullness, wealth and beauty will be realized again.

Sending you Light & Love,
Verla and The Living Light Foundation


A Life of Empowerment

Hi There,

We have not published The Living Light Foundation Newsletter since February.  Much has transpired in my life and there are so many things I could say about that, but I wonder what, if any of it, is really relevant or important.  As some of you know, quality of life is very important to me.  So I took some time to address this as I was approaching my 66th year and wanted to prepare for this phase of my physical life.  As I gave myself the time to relax deeply and reset, what has transpired in the last 6 months is the next version of me as well as how I am showing up in the world and doing my lightwork.  I find that the changes are ongoing such that who I was last month, I am not this month!!!  I am welcoming and embracing this powerful transition.

While I was focusing on the quality of my life and health, our planet and the people on the planet have been literally crying out for change asking for:

  • a more supportive and safer place to live and raise our children,
  • respect for who we are, our beliefs, and lifestyles
  • and so much more.

So many people world-wide are just surviving, and struggle is a regular occurrence (whether mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual).  At the other end of the spectrum there are large numbers of individuals who have achieved their dreams, appear to be thriving, and yet they know something important is still missing (and this also represents a type of just surviving).

My life work for the past 25 years has been about empowering people and assisting them to identify and fully live the life they desire.  In order to be successful at this work, I have constantly been ‘encouraged’ spiritually to continue working on myself, embracing growth while releasing fears and stopping places.  In the last 12 months it feels like this self-work has become even more important for me as well as many of you who I know and love.

Everyone’s contribution is needed to bring in the New Paradigm, and the more integrated and whole you are, the more effective you will be.  As we know the individual (or microcosm) impacts the whole (or macrocosm); this basic truth being reflected with the cells of our body and throughout nature and the universe.  Let me know how I can support you on your journey and discover what the best approach is for you as you continue to move forward in actualizing the next phase of your life purpose.  We ALL deserve quality of life while we are here in the physical body.

Sending you Light & Love,
Verla and The Living Light Foundation

Time To Take A Leap Forward!

Time To Take A Leap Forward!

We are starting this New Year with a very powerful planetary alignment.  January 7 thru February 6  marks a rare astrological event – all the major planets will be moving forward (direct) at the same time.  The ancients saw this as a most opportune time and a time of great fortune!  And with so many people losing hope, it feels like this “planetary boost” is just in time!

When all the planets are in direct motion, this signifies an organic, holistic, synchronous, harmonious group passage through the endless universe.  This cycle (called APDM) is definitely one of hope for the future – both individually and for humanity as a whole.  The planets are doing their work in opening the doorway for the New Paradigm!

What this means to you and me is that during this time, we can each take a LEAP forwards, vs. the small steps we are used to.  It is important that we use this timing to set a strong intent for both personal and world change for the better.  Visualize with all your heart and soul, the most positive, outrageously wonderful environment for yourself, all the communities you are a part of, and the world as a whole.  Hold the intent that all will benefit.

While all this is going on in our solar system, it is important that we remember that we are at cause, not effect – we are creators, not victims, and therefore we are aware. This month more than any other in a very long time, presents the rare opportunity to clearly see into the matters of your heart.  You will find the words that have previously eluded you.  And this will result in being able to make sense of everything that has happened for at least the past two years.

January is asking you just one question.  Are you ready?

Are you ready to see everything that you were too scared to admit to before?  Are you ready to see the life that you are meant to live?

It is important that each of us is open and receptive to change this month, so that we can let ourselves move into where we need to be.  In other words, this is not the time to be resistant and dig your heals in!  Miracles will happen if you can stay open – but only if you let them in!

It is truly a time where you can feel and begin to use your wings.  So discover your wings, have courage, and begin to fly!

Sending you Light, Love and best wishes for a remarkable and miraculous January
Verla and The Living Light Foundation