Toto, Looks Like We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

I’ve been digging deep into my soul lately, writing about trusting my intuition. However, I notice a trend in my articles.

Thwack! Kick! Pow! Burn…

What about the subtle sensations like tingling on the back of my ear lobes?

Or the slight changes in my vision?

Or the tiny prickle along my scalp?

Hmm…

In this article, I’m writing about subtle Intuitive Prompts.  Hit is not the word here. Hang with me as I sniff out how I track my intuition.  

mountain pathJust a couple of days ago, a friend and I were hiking to Dead Falls Lake near Mt. Shasta, California.

We were looking at a map and my friend laughed saying he never trusts his intuition about directions.

“I go the opposite of where my intuition points. If my intuition says right I go left.”

I wondered…

“Does my intuition have a sense of direction?”

When I was pre-teen, I could walk from sun-up to sun-down deep in the woods. I lived outside the city limits of San Antonio, Texas. I never felt lost. I wandered aimlessly in tall grasses and scruffy oaks.  There were no streets or human trails, just animal paths to follow.  With no outer direction I always found my way back home. I was 16 years old when I quit trusting my sense of inner direction.

To this day I laugh at myself,

“Turn me 3 times and I’m completely lost!”  

Until a couple of days ago, I thought my hormones were the reason I lost my inner sense of direction.  

Barefoot, I ponder

“What happened to my inner sense of direction?”

I take another step forward. A twig breaks under my foot. Snap!

Something deep inside my stomach twists apart. I can almost hear it click open. I can almost taste it. The sensation of an aluminum can lid twists open deep inside me. That old familiar blood-iron taste coats my tongue. As I put my next bare foot down on the path leading us to Dead Falls, I remember when fear shattered my confidence.

The noise in my ears is a deafening heartbeat BOOM BOOM BOOM.

This time my Intuitive Hit does crack the wall I put up when I am afraid.  

What if my intuition is shouting at me?

I remember. I remember when I buried a part of myself in the dirt so no one could sniff me out. I remember from the same dirt, building a wall around me to shield out any predators.

I remember being raped at the age of 16. It was a date rape. I remember feeling so terrified for my life. I shut down and shut out everything. I couldn’t trust sounds or smell. That’s when I didn’t trust my sense of direction. I couldn’t trust anything or anyone. I didn’t trust me anymore.

I covered my tracks so I wouldn’t find my way back into my desecrated body.

All I can conjure up now is darkness. Shadows. Muffled sounds like a pillow is over my head. 

Before being raped I hitch-hiked alone in Texas, and nothing bad ever happened to me. Sure, I was careful. I grew up around alcoholic men whose laps were not safe to sit on. I knew when walking alone at night which dark alleys were not safe to enter. I really trusted my ‘6th’ sense. I trusted my ability to sniff out danger. 

It happens to the best of us. Life doesn’t always follow a straight line from point A to point B.

There really is a crack in the universe that doesn’t respect cause and affect. Twilight zone isn’t just a T.V. fiction episode. I think Twilight Zone really exists.

I didn’t feel safe to say no to the guy who asked me out. He was the top basketball player on our High School team. I felt something edgy about going out with him. He was black and I was a white foster child in a super small Texas town. When he asked me out, I felt seen. He chose me.  I was living in a temporary foster home. I was one of 8 foster kids living in a small house with a Mexican American family that had 3 children of their own. I was waiting for a more permanent foster home. I was waiting for a family to choose me to be their foster child.

I do remember in slow motion crawling into the back seat of the car. One of his friends chauffeured us to a bar on the sketchy end of town. I never got out of the car. The driver parked the car in the darkest edge of the lot. He turned off the car and I could hear loud music pouring out of the dark and dingy bar. My date, sitting next to me in the back seat pulled out a knife pointing it at my neck. He forced himself onto me. Then he forced himself into me. I barely struggled. I don’t remember making a sound. All I remember is fear flooding all my senses until I was completely numb. I felt like a stray dog stranded on a highway when he dropped me off on the curb at the house. I didn’t feel human.

Now, shaking and determined, I keep following my intuition. I want to see what else I’ve buried.

I dig my toes into the damp earth with each step. I stay grounded as I fall backward in time. 

I keep my nose, eyes and ears focused on the narrow winding path in front of me. Barefoot, I hop on a cold stone crossing a cold creek while my friend stays close behind me.

Cold penetrates the soles of my feet. My eyes water from light flooding in and my nose drips.

I hesitate before putting my right foot on the next slippery wet cold stone. The creek rushes under my feet.

I remember my therapist saying

“Carola, I want you to know what subtle is. I want you to feel my hand rest on top of your knee. If I’m not pinching or squeezing, can you feel me?”

Intuition can be a whisper. Intuition can be the most gentle nudge. Inner sense doesn’t have to be a ‘thwak!’ against the ear or a ‘bonk!’ on the head.

I’ve done the gross motor movements of bludgeoning the earth to uncover my buried body shame. Twenty-two years of furious ecstatic dancing unearthed me and 12 years of therapy pressed me back together. Now I’m learning the nimble skills of listening to the murmurs of calm, contained contentment.

My intuition gently whispers

“Seduce the subtle, enchant the awkward, and keep moving forward.”

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LEAP OF FAITH

LEAP and Linger.

My 53rd Birthday Present.  Tandem Paragliding over Southern Oregon Mountains.

Linger.

Linger is my new friend.  I choose to become very familiar, as intimate as I can with Linger.

“To be slow in parting”

is one definition. My relationship with this word linger stuck to me like ‘white on rice’ in contact improvisation dance. In my last jam, we were directed to talk with a partner about how we like to initiate and close our intimate contact dances with each other. Instantly I saw how I ‘leave’ a dance is how I move through my world. Withdraw. Dis-Engage. Drop Out. Impulsively I laughed aloud in class. If I had lingered even briefly, I would have felt sad and not laughed.

A dear friend Nick Crane gifted me with a tandem Paraglide flight. Tandem Paraglide  How ironic that he was my contact partner that I dropped, withdrew, disengaged without notice during dance…Now his pre-flight instructions:  

“I’m strapping you into this harness. When I say run, you run. When I say stop, you stop. Now RUN!”

I sprinted toward the edge of the mountain, pulling him and our wing attached to strands of long colorful lines. And then I lept off a mountain top with Nick close behind me. We were caught by our one long wing filled with air. We glided silently and gracefully high in the sky.

Running, pulling, leaping and then just being carried felt too opposite.  I wanted to flinch, jerk, somehow throw off this Huge Rush of adrenaline making my thigh muscles twitch.  Yet my gift was to just sit and relax into the beauty that enveloped us. Lingering suspends the moment and pleasure expands time and space. Sitting still, I actively moaned and exhaled loudly, to calm myself down. I intended to enjoy the ‘flight’ of paragliding with my friend Nick.

What do I hold onto when I let go?

Jumping off a mountain, what did I hold onto? I trusted my familiar relationship with Nick. We’ve been dancing together for 6 years in Ecstatic Dance/Contact Improvisation in Ashland, Oregon.Contact Improvisation  I know he’s a Paraglide Instructor and flown Tandems hundreds of times. My body knows his body. I trust that he is in his body.  I trust Nick and I have faith in me. Floating through the sky, hovering over mountains, cattle, and sage brush I wondered how Faith relates to Intuition.  I hear myself say “Trust Your Intuition.” How about “Have Faith in Your Intuition”?

Leap of Faith!

Following my intuition frequently feels like a leap of faith. My last blog post broke all my rules of self-preservation and left me feeling raw and exposed. Amidst all the support of my friends, and new friends, my trust in others reached an all time LOW.  Since my last post, I have felt awkward stares, and sideways polite hugs. Fear of alienation escalated after a difficult conversation with a girlfriend.  Instead of going to the second day of a Yoga Festival-I withdrew. A whole Yoga buffet of  lingering moments to sink into myself…I chose to skip out.

In retrospect, authentic blogging compares to dying and being reborn. Transformation is a rush. What follows is a crash. Rushes are not sustainable.

I spent Saturday wandering around town alone feeling lost. Within familiar (withdraw), I did something different (engage). Later in the evening, I humbly asked a friend to listen to me and reflect honesty.  We walked up a dirt road in full moon light.  I was throwing rocks and sobbing.  My friend courageously said to me,

“Carola, it’s time to talk to your Higher Power.  Ask God questions. Surrender.”

Grrr…I gritted my teeth, made a fist.  Dammit! I spit under my breath.

“Surrender? Trust God?”

Quietly, he walked me home. I wanted to be alone with my journal and pen and sulk awhile. The Yoga Festival was in my neighborhood. Jai Uttal was playing a Kirtan outside on a full moon, down the hill from my house. No way could I participate in a spiritual celebration. I was angry. I was angry with God.  Once alone, I furiously started writing.

“God, how can I trust you? You ditched me when I needed you.”

“How can I have faith you’re here for me, when I can’t count on you?”

I had never allowed myself to be angry with God, Higher Power, Spirit before. I kept writing, crying, asking, writing. Writing helps me listen. Writing helps me linger a little longer with my feelings. The message I got from ‘God, Spirit, Higher Power’ when I surrendered:

LINGER. Hang just a little longer!

Have a little faith? Have a little hope? Ask for help from my Higher Power?

Hmmm.  What is my relationship with My Higher Power? Okay God. Do I feel your presence? Do I really know I’m not alone? Where were you? or Where are you? I’m not angry that my parents abandoned me-I’m angry that YOU abandoned me.  I gotta be honest with me. I lived in HELL. I’m angry that you were not there.  If you were there-is that even harder to accept?  I feel lost and I want help.  I’m feeling hope-LESS. I am sooo ready to check out. Really lost/HURT/ angry that I keep losing energy fighting this alone. God I’m asking for your guidance. Please point out my path so I can stay committed to my path. yeah. I keep feeling like I’m on a detour. 

 God! Right now I am in Hell. Hell is inside me. My mind. My doubt.

My path God? Goddess? What did you put me here to ‘DO’?  I nod my head. I feel the truth. Yeah. I can feel the truth in this. God, you didn’t make it easy ’cause my Path isn’t easy. 

 Oh…The journey of a Shaman/ Healer- you try to Kill them. Right. Living in Hell had a purpose. My dying and coming alive-helps me be whole. My forgiveness is real.

I can Accept now – this descent into Hell.  This ain’t religion I’m believing. This belief is real inside me. Is this Faith?

 Yep. I feel the space open in my gut-when I hear the truth. I am here to Love. Accept. Forgive. My path is to Love my enemy. Forgive my enemy. Accept my enemy. Be better than my enemy. My enemy is inside me- it’s my Doubt. 

 Did I ask? Did I surrender?

“Carola You are here to know what it is to be alive, breathe, move from your heart and soul. Then you bring others to their Hearts. Simple.”

 Okay. I feel you. I am not alone. You do help me feel You-through others. Ah Yes! Human Angels. My dear friend who held me and told me to talk to you- is a Human Angel. Thank you God, Goddess. I am smiling. I am at Peace Now.

Back to Linger.  Linger is what I ‘DO’ to help me surrender to Spirit. Linger conjures subtlety.  Linger helps me respond instead of react. While I linger, I quiet down to listen to my intuition. The more faith I have in me, as a newly born Adult, the more I can relax and linger a little while longer. Like right now writing. I’m lingering.

 
Thanks for joining me. My Human Angel.MarcusScott
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Here’s to Following your Gut!

Mamma Says EAT ME!

Okay We’ve all heard it “Mother Knows Best!” and my favorite “Don’t mess with Mother Nature.” Well I’m telling you today-Do mess with Mother Nature! In fact, I’m saying dig into her, fondle her, and EAT her! Follow your guts. Well, when you nourish your guts with real food, you can trust your guts are telling you something ‘real’.

And if we follow that line…Her Son J.C. (Jesus Christ) says Eat Me too…You know The Last Supper-“My Body is Sacrament.” Oh Yeah.  How ’bout “You are what you eat.”  Okay Sometimes “Eat Me!” isn’t a friendly request, more like a verbal ‘flip off!’ right? For right now, Eat Me! is a sincere invitation, do what Mamma Says…

My mom once handed me a can of Soup opened with a spoon in it saying “here’s Lunch.”  My mom didn’t like cooking until she was over 50. At 7 years old, I knew you were supposed to add 2 cans of water to the soup. But that would require a pan! So I ate it.  Damn salty! Did my Mom know that she handed me Poison? Aluminum can with Tomato Big No No.

When my Mom was growing up Eating Local meant eating from your neighbors’ yard. Gardens, orchards, chickens…why would she get green beans from Florida (Mom lived in Oklahoma) when she could get them from her own yard?  I remember the shift from real food to processed food as a kid.  The taste of butter changed, so did the color. I used to eat apples from our tree and then later I BURPed when I ate store bought apples. (duh! the gasses in shipping).  Why did we buy apples when we grew apples? Why did we eat margarine when we had dairy cows around us? Why did we buy KFC when we had chickens around us?

You are what you Eat.

My Mom didn’t like her body. She never ate in front of us. My Dad HATED overweight people. My Mom gained weight birthing 4 children, drugged, drunk, and depressed. My Dad is military and a Control Freak.

So back to EAT ME! If my Mom would have been conscious, would she enjoy eating? When she became sober, she LOVED cooking, gardening, being awake.

I’m wondering if most folks would choose being alive over being drugged, duped, depressed-if they knew they had that option. Now when someone’s feeling anything- depressed, sleepy, tired, cranky, agitated…there’s a drug/food/or food-drug combo to help them feel ‘different’. Food-drug combo?

Yeah, like Red Bull, Coke, Smart Water, Energy Boost, Beer, Wine…Are you starting to see what I’m seeing? There is a whole lotta money in Processed water, Processed food, especially if we depend on it! like how we depend on Gas.

Better than a Real Orange?
Better than a Real Orange?

If you truly desire to make today a better day, I encourage you to consider eating one LOCAL food.  A local fruit, veggie, happy animal, local dairy food, local baked Bread or Pastry. You just said YES to Mother Earth and NO! to buying more Gasoline to ship that food to you. Woo HOO!

While I’m writing this story, I’m drinking LOCAL Roasted Coffee, with Local Honey and Local Dairy.  See it’s that simple, there is something local near you. Go Find it! Discover how friendly your immediate environment is.

Less Strange=Less Dis-Ease.  More Familiar=More Ease.  Local means friendly. Local means knowing your environment-OUTSIDE your living room or garage that you drive int0- so you don’t see your neighbors.

What I’m leading to is this.  Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Disease, Depression, Addiction…I believe these are all ManMade Diseases. Dis-Ease is Man Made. And there’s soo much Money/Business in it!  High-Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans-Fatty Acids, Sugar and Fat Substitutes are Ingredients your body DOES NOT recognize!  In fact! some of those ingredients are by-products from Chemical Companies! like Flouride that now added to most cities drinking water.

Remember your GrandParents, Grand Aunt and Uncles…how did they pass from this earth? Not much dis-ease back then. Even if they were working in coal mines or farms with DDT. If they were ‘overweight’- the over weight wasn’t from fake food that the body has no idea how to process and RELEASE it.  Our bodies Natural way to release stuff it does not want is through the skin-sweat, lungs, kidneys, colon, hair, nails. You see, when we consume familiar, our bodies are intelligent. When we ‘trick’ our bodies, we respond with dis-ease. When our ancestors ate a local green bean-grown in the same sun as their body, drinking the same rain water as their body, eating the same dirt as their body walked on…they got something more than a green bean. They ate:  Rich Minerals, Potent Vitamins and Super Duper Nutrients we don’t even have all the names for yet…They ate Intelligence. Body Wisdom comes from Intelligent food from our Wise Willing Mother Earth.

Mother Says EAT ME!
Mother Says EAT ME!

Yep. A green bean ain’t just a green bean anymore…unless you pick it yourself-and there ain’t no label to read to tell you that it’s a green bean. Your body knows though, that it is a green bean and digests, absorbs, assimilates it whole heartedly!

The Bright Side!  Right now, within your immediate environment, there is food growing, or food that would LOVE to grow as your own personal pet!  If you have even one little Spot of Sunlight (that gets 6 hours of light) you can put a pot full of soil with a plant in it and viola! you have a raised garden bed (pot).  The obvious tomatoes, basil, peppers, spinach, lettuce, strawberries will grow for YOU.  If you are already growing a lawn, a bush, a flower, a tree, YOU can grow food. If one person in 10 people around you grew one food plant, you’d have a friendlier environment.

It's soo Easy to Grow Veggies
It’s soo Easy to Grow Veggies

In Ashland, if you’ve got local wine and cheese, someone’s got a wine opener and maybe gluten free bread! I’d bet anywhere in USA, if you’ve got a tomato plant and basil-You got Dinner Friends!

Companion means “one who breaks bread with another”. Gardener means to me “Love Yo’ Mamma’!  Let’s start living like our planet Earth is our Mother. She’s providing for you – right now An Edible Playground. The plants around us desire to feed us, nurture us, sooth us, heal us…I believe that Loving Our Mother Earth-by Eating Her Raw, Naked, Fresh food- is the easiest-fastest way to begin Loving our Bodies. Eating food that our body recognizes is the Fastest Simplest way to say YES! to Ease and Health and Say NO! to a whole industry that depends on us buying gas, drugs, dis-ease. We can Love our neighbors.

Clean eating makes for clean messages!  Here’s to following your guts!  

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InTo IT verb: intuit

In To IT.

“Step into your life, Carola.” That’s what my last therapist said. And then she literally kicked me in the butt.

Wonder Woman InTuIT article by Carola Marashi M.A. Intuitive Counselor Really? Did she kick me with her foot? Well. It sincerely felt like she did. I felt the ‘not so subtle’ kick in the butt. I’ve spent thousands of hours as a client lamenting over what ‘didn’t happen. What didn’t happen in childhood-a lack of nurturing, advocacy, stability. What didn’t happen in marriages-dreams that didn’t come true, promises not kept. What didn’t happen in business endeavors. Like books I’ve written that didn’t make me money, and marketing plans that didn’t bring financial success. Sure. I have the hardest time letting go of what didn’t happen.

What? How can I let go of what didn’t exist?

Sincerely, think about it. Notice the shortest relationships seem to take the longest to ‘get over’.

How can I get ‘over’ what didn’t happen?

How do I jump over a hurdle that doesn’t exist?

How do I maneuver around something that’s NOT there?

Hmmm…When I step INTO it, I can accept it.

What is IT?

It is My Life!  My Whole Life:  Mind, Body and Soul. My personal, professional, physical, spiritual, recreational life. When I’m actually engaged in my life I can trust my intuition.

You know…In retrospect you hear yourself saying practically outloud!-

“Gawd! If only I listened to my inner voice…or If only I went with my first hunch-guess-INTUITION!”

Like right now as I’m writing, I’m getting goose bumps on my arms. I can feel a prickly feeling on my scalp. Yeah. I’m feeling an AHAH! come into my lungs and I’m breathing a little deeper. INTUIT-Into my life! I am in MY picture. BLEEP BLEEP sounds are going off in my head. There is a NEON sign rolling across my mind’s eye—

InTo IT

I remember a classmate sitting next to me, probably in 5th or 6th grade scribbling a circle on my paper with the words “Tu IT” written inside the circle.

InTu IT article by Carola Marashi M.A. Intuitive Counselor

Now my mantra is a BIG Circle with my name, Carola, inside the circle. YaY! I’m inside my life!

It’s when I turned 50 years old (12 years of therapy) and my therapist kicked me in the butt (so to speak),  that I started to understand what being an adult is. I was teaching obese children and their families healthy eating. We would play games to keep them engaged. We included the whole family! When the game was clearly defined the children and parents had lots of fun and learned. When the game directions were vague, complicated, and unclear frustration took over and it wasn’t fun learning.

Teaching families taught me-

when my Inner Adult is present-my Inner KID can play.

When my Inner Adult is present-my Inner KID can feel safe and let go.

Ahah! Here we go again-LET GO—one of my favorite sensations.

Sacred Playground Carola Marashi M.A. Intuitive Counselor

I can let go if my Inner Adult is in my life.

I can let go and receive pleasure when my Inner Adult

is holding my container that is my life.

My life is My Sacred Playground.

You’ve heard it a GAH-Zillion times…

“Follow your intuition.”

Who’s leading?

Who’s in the center of your life?

Right now, I suggest you get a blank piece of paper and make a huge circle in the middle and write Tu IT and your Name.

Welcome to your Sacred Playground.

Get InTo IT!

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Exercises for Strengthening Your Intuition.

Carola Marashi M.A. Intuitive Counselor
Carola Marashi M.A. Author, Writing Coach

Can you feel your skin twitch, itch, crawl when you’re receiving a hunch? Can you feel the back of your neck tingle? Ears burning? Heart Pounding? Butterflies fluttering in your stomach?

All these sensations are your fast twitch muscles communicating. Probably your felt sense-6th sense is your fast twitch muscles speaking. In my research, I’m discovering that our smooth muscles-which include skin, heart, and diaphragm are largely made up of fast twitch muscle cells. You’ve heard of white and dark chicken meat. Well…we have light and dark muscles too. On chickens-Breast meat is light meat. Low in fat, these muscles run on glucose for quick response and the muscles are mostly made up of fast twitch muscle fibers.

Flap flap-thus the Chicken Dance.

The thigh and leg meat on chickens is dark, marbled with fat designed for endurance, thus slow twitch muscle fiber.

Hold your horses!

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Lose Your Mind and Come to Your Senses

What do fast twitch muscles have to do with intuition? Our intuition is our quick response- our ‘higher mind’ reading the scene inside and outside of us. Yet our ‘mind’ lives inside each cell. That’s right, our mind is beyond our brain. You’ve heard “Are you outa your mind?” or “Lose your mind and come to your senses.”

How exciting to imagine that your Inner Guide rests quietly under your skin. Ahhh the quiet mind is the creative mind. We’re not that far from the animal kingdom. Notice how your hair on your back still rises-like cats when you feel threatened? And how your pupils dilate when excited. And when you’re really sensitive, you can actually feel your tail (yes-you really did have a tail) wag with joy! Hah!

3 strengthening exercises to build your intuition.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Conjure Your Inner Guide with Water

1Drink Lots of Water. All day. Our bodies are 75% water. Our skin is nearly 50% water. Remember your skin is your largest organ on your body and is your primary messenger for intuitive hunches. “Go with the flow” and “Be here now” are universal & most classic of all the spiritual messages. Where your attention goes ‘spirit’ flows. Shamans teach us this. Drinking water is the quickest way to conjuring your Inner Guide.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
Singing Strengthens Iour Intuitive Muscles

2-Hum. Sing. Laugh loudly. These sounds require breathing. The muscles in your lungs and diaphragm twitch with excitement. Sounding vibrates all your cells and floods them with fresh blood and oxygen. Quick breathing is like sprinting and are quick and easy exercises to strengthen your fast twitch muscles. I can do this right now sitting in front of the computer by myself.

Lah Lah Lah, Humm Dee Dummm… I am feeding my intuition with fresh oxygen.

Strengthen your Intuition by Carola Marashi M.A.
A Calm Mind is an Alert Mind

3-Number 3 is a Big one for me.

Flood your Self with calming images, thoughts, and feelings.

It’s the soft fluid muscle that’s most responsive. Response is what your Inner Guide wants, not reaction. Fear drowns out intuition. Fear and adrenaline make the muscles ‘crunchy’ and stiff-full of lactic acid. The calm mind is the alert mind.

I’ll drink to that one! clink.

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Shedding Skin,

Carola

If you find yourself hesitating, doubting yourself, or questioning your inner voice, I am here to serve you. I listen with soft ears and open heart. I offer my undivided attention and demonstrate compassion and self acceptance. I am all ears and at your finger tips-skype or phone.

It takes Courage to Love. Your answers are inside you.

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Loving the Pacific NW Tilt,

Carola Marashi M.A. Published Author, Therapist, Writing Coach 30 years of professional experience. Carola Marashi M.A. Intuition CounselorCarola Marashi has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology and is a published author of 2 books: Sensual Eating; and Sacred Dance ( includes a 22 Card divination deck of her original artwork).

As a writing coach, Carola Listens with soft ears and an open heart and mind. Her soul purpose is to help others follow their heart, trust their intuition, discover and walk their path. Sessions can be on the phone or skype. Currently Carola live in Beaverton Oregon with her beloved, 2 cats and a garden blossoming with love.

What some folks have said about Carola’s sessions:

“Carola’s intuition ability is excellent! Through her fine-tuned listening, she helped me unearth core areas in my personal life that had been unexamined; she supported me to become more empowered and clear.”

“She has a special ability to listen in a way that allows you to connect with your true self. She is a steady, insightful and a supportive guide. Through her skillful leadership I developed confidence in my ability to connect with myself more deeply.”

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