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Quado Takes us on a Journey into the Present Moment

Quado is the entity that first beckoned me to become a spiritual explorer. Some of you know him well. This morning, Quado asked me to share this message with you.

Today we must speak of the past, present and future. And by present, I do not mean your present circumstances, which are probably highly confusing and perhaps even overwhelming; I speak of this moment, and this moment only. The moment in which you are reading these words. This moment.

The moment in which you are drawing this one breath. This moment. And no other.

In this one moment, we release the past completely. We release the circumstances you feel surrounding you. And we certainly release the ideas and visions, hopes and dreams of the future. We let all of that go.

All that exists right now is this moment, this one, this one breath, this one flash of light.

Breathe deeply into this moment. Each breath takes you deeper.

As you go deeper into your inner sanctum, as you go deeper into the heart of the flower that is your life and beingness, breathe in the essence, the scent, the character of this moment. Allow it to be.

As you go deeply, release your attachment to the world. And as you release your attachment, release your resistance. In this moment, you are not a critic or a judge, you are not deciding whether things are good or bad, whether people have done well or not. In this moment, perhaps a bird is calling out, perhaps a little breeze plays against your cheek. These are part of this moment and can be taken in with the breath that takes you deeper and deeper still.

In this moment, this one moment, all is well. You begin to feel your connection with the throb of life. The blood runs through your veins. Your lungs expand to welcome each breath. Your heart beats and sends blood surging. And still you go deeper.

And now, beyond and yet within your body, a universe opens up. The universe is within you, you are it. In each atom of your body, a universe exists. You are within this universe and it begins to expand even more. Deeper and deeper you go, floating by the stars that twinkle, traveling across galaxies, wondrous and glowing.

Deeper and deeper we go until you are the stars the sky; you are the void which is in fact everything.

Eternal. Unending.   Infinite. That is what you are.

Expansive, creative, wonderfully inventive and intelligent. That is what you are.

Holy, the way a rose is holy, the way a bird on the wing is holy. That is what you are.

Deeply blessed, pure and shining, a fountain of goodness and nourishment for the soul. That is what you are.

Everything is within you and you are within everything. The Oneness stretches out to infinity and the love pulses within it. And you are this.

Be here, stay here, as long as you like, just breathing, learning yourself as an infinite being of light and love, glowing with possibility, creative beyond imagining.

When you are ready, begin to gather all of this into your heart. As you do so, as you bring in the infinity of possibility, let it fill you with courage and self-belief, the confidence that you are fully capable of handling whatever may come.

How can you not be? When you spend just a few minutes dipping into truth, you see the infinite, the wealth of creativity and possibility within you. Free from fear and the urgent energies of the society outside, you are free to imagine creative ideas for your own life, to see how to focus your energy, fearless and clear, on what actions you can take that will bring you closer to what is true for you.

Perhaps you cannot put this into words, like some goal or purpose. You do not need to. It is within you. Deep inside, where we have been traveling, there is a deep knowledge of who you are and what step you can take in each moment that will be the fullest expression of yourself. You can sense this action, this step; you can know it and feel it. You do not need to be able to speak aloud the destination. All you need to do is acknowledge the golden step just in front of you: that one, shining there, that thing you feel you should do, even if it doesn’t make sense to anyone else.

It takes courage to walk your own truth, but you have within you all the courage you need. Right now. Right here, deep within.

Travel here every day until you know your way. Let the pathway of your own personal truth become well worn from frequent visits. And then, when you step outside into the world, it will be easier to find the right step to take.

Daily Angel Visualization for These Times

This visualization will take you under 5 minutes a day.  It is, of course, not a substitute for being careful and taking precautions when you leave the house. It is adding a layer of love and protection that you may find comforting, as well as awakening your intuition.

Remember: fear blocks your intuitive discernment and compromises your health; love clears your vision, opens you to guidance and builds your immune system.

Read the following visualization to yourself. You may find that reading it aloud helps keep you focused. As you read, picture the vision presented.

To begin, take three deep breaths. If you like, you may breathe in to a count of 6, hold for 4, then out for 6.

I am deeply relaxed. I am open and receptive. I feel my resistance fall away.

Above my head, I see an angel appear, full of golden light. She is joined by other angels who surround me. They are so bright, I can hardly make them out. They sing to me. How beautiful they are!

The angel above my head has a golden, glowing pitcher full of pure love and light. She begins to pour it out over me now.

It shimmers with health and wonder. It is the God-essence made liquid. It is the Oneness. It is purity and beauty. It is goodness. It is hope and joy. It shimmers with its own potential.

And of course, it is healing, ultimate healing. And it flows slowly, slowly, down to me.

I feel it as it covers the crown of my head. It is cool and soothing. All of my thoughts grow calm and quiet.   A great silence descends. I take a deep breath and let out a sigh of relief for this peace that now fills my mind.

The liquid of love and light covers my third eye. As it does so, a bright beam of light shines into my mind, a light of knowing, a light of truth. I breathe deeply, allowing this light of wisdom to flow into me.

Now the flow continues to move down my body, slowly, slowly, and as it does so, it leaves a coating, a glowing coat of light and love on my energetic body. It moves down and down, covering my neck and shoulders, flowing down my arms and torso, covering my heart and center, coating me completely as it goes. Now it flows down my hips, my thighs, knees and calves. It covers my feet, top and bottom.

I am now glowing with light and love, health and oneness, shimmering with joy and wonder.

I ask that I may go through my life today, full of joy, completely free from fear, fully aware and using my powers of discernment to decide what is safe to do and what is not. I stay calm and centered, breathing deeply, opening my third eye to the beam of wisdom that is always there.  

Now a golden glow of love and light begins growing in my heart. It grows bigger and bigger and covers me completely. It grows even wider until I am shining several inches, several feet, out from my body.

I am love and light. Today, I will glow from my heart of love and send it out into the world, reaching further and further, filling the world with love.

And now, I give thanks for this life I cherish and wish that others may feel all the love I send them. Namaste.

I hope this visualization is helpful to you. 

I send you my love and my wishes for you to experience peace and joy, even in these difficult times.

Love & peace,


Having Wanataquay Guata

Did you read about Wanataquay in my previous posts?  If not, go to to learn about this powerful ancient energy from the Amazon that has re-emerged.

Then read below as we continue exploring the ancient Wanataquay language and its powerful concepts.

A New Word and Concept:  Guata  (GWAH’-tuh)

Someone with Guata has personal power and good fortune; her Guata brings about good outcomes for herself and her family, perhaps even her community.

Someone with Guata has the patience and presence to learn and listen, watch and wait, feel the flow and know the moment for decisive, courageous action.

Using Guata is like standing in the water with a spear, alert and ready, waiting for the moment to strike.  Someone with Guata knows that you cannot chase after the fish; this only stirs up the mud and reduces your clarity and vision, while allowing the fish to hide right under you.  Someone with Guata knows that time is like the river; you must stay alert and allow it to be what it is.

An artist with Guata brings forth the true essence of everything she touches.  She is as patient and vigilant as the fisher, knowing that truth reveals itself in its own way and in its own time.  She uses her talents to not only produce beauty and truth, but to provide for herself and her family.

An Ona utilizes Wanataquay energy to bring forth the natural Guata within her people.  She understands that good fortune is created, not wished into existence.  She asks Wanataquay to help her people develop the Guata qualities of patience and tenacity, clear vision and courage, knowing that these qualities automatically bring about abundance and prosperity.

To have Guata, one must first be Guata.    

What Now?

You may request Wanataquay energy in your private one-on-one session with me.

You may also, of course, go to your quiet, sacred space, breathe deeply and ask Wanataquay to come to you.  I wish you the joy of your unique, individual experience with Wanataquay!

Love & peace,


Meet Atatharum

Did you read about Wanataquay in my post last week?  If not, I’ve summarized it below for you.

How Wanataquay is Transforming My Life

First, I would like to share a personal note about how the Wanataquay energy is showing itself in my life.  Perhaps it will transform your life as well!

Wanataquay is not a system of enlightenment and spiritual ascension through meditation.  It is a call to action, a way to perceive what is noble and best in human nature and then to act, to bring that into being.

It is also an energy that works primarily through women.  Wanataquay asks us to be warriors for truth and kindness.

And how is all that affecting me?  For the first time in my life, ever, I am entering politics.  I want truth and kindness back in our country’s leadership!

There is more information on this at the end of this post, in case you would like to take action with me.

Summary from Last Week

Wanataquay is a powerful ancient energy from the Amazon that has re-emerged.  I invite you to join me as we unlock the ancient language and its powerful concepts.  (Go to for last week’s post).

In the last Wanataquay post, you met Ata and Thar, your pure, essential energies.  You might think of Ata as your yin and Thar as your yang. 

Ata, centered in your third eye and extending from your heart to the top of your head and beyond, reaches into non-local consciousness, accessing everything that is, was and will be.

Words for Ata are:  knowledge, foresight, intuition, imagination, creativity, insight, and discernment.

Thar, centered in your torso and extending from mid-thigh to your chin, knows your deeper and higher purpose for this life and drives you to action that is consistent with this purpose.

Words for Thar are:  intention, drive, power, purpose, destiny, action, and expression.

Ata and Thar come together within you in Atatharum.

Introducing Atatharum (ah-tuh-thar-RUM’, with a rolled ‘r’)  

Together, Ata and Thar form Atatharum, which is your pure essence as expressed in this lifetime, your fully integrated self, your personal unchanging Truth.

Atatharum does not want, desire or need; Atatharum is.  You were born Atatharum, before you were conditioned by society, trained and domesticated by your family, before you tried to please, before you doubted yourself, before you picked up other people’s energies and called them your own.

You Are Atatharum:

  • You are Ata, full of knowledge of what is and what is becoming, even if words escape you; you can reach out into non-local consciousness and bring the knowledge back into your head and heart.
  • You are Thar, full of purpose, even if you can’t express it in words; you can feel it in your center and know when you are on track.

You are Atatharum.  And you can learn to reach this center and make choices from here.  You can learn to differentiate between the pure Atatharum presence that you are and the other energies that are within and around you.  You can know who you truly are and drive your life from here, from Atatharum.

An Important Wanataquay Concept 

This is a Core Wanataquay Concept:  You have an obligation to take care of yourself, to protect yourself, to perceive what is and then act.

It is up to you to see what is and protect what is yours.  Marauders may come from the neighboring village.  The river may flood or may run dry.  The future is not fixed and not controllable by you or anyone.

Wanataquay is gentle and loving, yes, but the love is also power.  Wanataquay wishes to create a society that is loving and kind, full of peace and harmony, but also protects itself.  Wanataquay asks you to be a warrior for truth and kindness.

Use Ata to know and see what is becoming, but stay vigilant and aware, because the future is always shifting and changing.

Access Ata for clarity and then act through Thar, feeling your Truth and allowing it to be your compass.

What Now?

You may request Wanataquay energy in your private one-on-one session with me.

You may also, of course, go to your quiet, sacred space, breathe deeply and ask Wanataquay to come to you.  I wish you the joy of your unique, individual experience with Wanataquay!

Love & peace,



Wanataquay Appears

A most amazing thing has happened.  An ancient energy called Wanataquay (wah-nah-tah’-kway), active in the Amazon rain forests some 2,000 years ago, has re-emerged, seeking to bring love and nobility of spirit to the human heart, to you and to me, and to again be a great force of peace and harmony on earth.

Wanataquay Mandala by Cheryl Finn and Carrie Hart

I have been working with this benevolent and gently powerful energy for a time now, using it in sessions with other healers, known as Wanataquay Ona (oh’-nuh).  It is now revealing itself more and more strongly, as I learn about the Wanataquay culture, language and beliefs

Why Wanataquay?

I asked:  What does Wanataquay want from me?

The answer cameYour commitment to bring forth the energy, the concepts, the healing, the language, the songs and ceremonies.  Your commitment to share this with others.

I asked:  When I share it, what do others receive?  How does it help them?

The answer cameWanataquay is not a system of enlightenment and spiritual ascension through meditation.  It is a call to action, a way to perceive what is noble and best in human nature and then to act, to bring that into being.

With Wanataquay energy, yes, you do heal yourself, but you heal so that you may act.  You utilize Ata (ah’-tuh) to clearly see what is and is becoming, then drop into Thar for purposeful action. 

Some Wanataquay Language and Concepts

There is so much I am receiving and that I wish to share with you.  Allow me to start with a few words and concepts and I will expand on this as time goes on.

Thar (‘th’ as in ‘think’; ‘ar’ to rhyme with ‘car’)

I was driving for 2 hours alone through the wooded Pennsylvania landscape.  I began to feel a strong presence in my torso.  I knew it as myself, my center, my pure essence.  It was tangible, real, strong and growing stronger as it made itself known to me.  I didn’t know what to call it, but I sensed that its name contained ‘th’.

A few days later it came to me:  I had met Thar.

Thar is centered in the solar plexus and extends from your mid-thighs up to your chin, encompassing your throat.  If you relate to chakras, you would say that it covers the first 5 chakras.

Words that come to mind about Thar are:  intention, drive, power, purpose, destiny, action, and expression.

Ata (ah’-tuh)

Following this realization, I understood that there is another presence, also pure essence and my essential self:  Ata. 

Ata is light and ethereal, the yin to Thar’s yang.  Ata overlaps Thar, from the heart up to the top of the head and beyond, chakras 4 through 7 and more.

Ata is not confined to or shaped like the body, but rather reaches out, floating into Expanded Consciousness or what today’s scientists call Non-Local Consciousness, the place that reaches beyond time and space.

Words that come to mind about Ata are:  knowledge, foresight, intuition, imagination, creativity, insight, and discernment

Ona (oh’-nuh)

Two thousand years ago, deep within the Amazonian rain forest, women known as Ona would gather in a circle to call forth Wanataquay, that gentle, loving, deeply powerful and transformational energy.   

Today’s Wanataquay Ona are women with many years of experience in multiple modalities and dimensions, including energy work, empathic understanding, sound healing, medical intuition, sacred geometry and crystals.  They work with Wanataquay energies in remote healing sessions, in groups of 3 or more.

Wanataquay has always worked primarily through women and asks all women to be warriors for truth and kindness.

What Now?

You may request an experience with Wanataquay in your private one-on-one session with me.

You may also, of course, go to your quiet, sacred space, breathe deeply and ask Wanataquay to come to you.  I wish you the joy of your unique, individual experience with Wanataquay!

I will be sharing what I learn as I learn it in this newsletter and on  I hope you will choose to join me on this exciting journey!

If you have specific questions about Wanataquay, please feel free to send them to me at  I will do my best to answer them in subsequent newsletters.

Love & peace,


What Your Dreams are Trying to Tell You

I first learned about a great way to analyze dreams several years ago, but didn’t make much use of it at the time. Lately, though, every time I turn around, someone says: “I just had the strangest dream and I think it had something to say to me. I wish I knew.”

And so we plunge in and analyze, knowing that the symbols in dreams are very individual per dreamer and it is our job to open them up to reveal their secrets.

And guess what? It turns out that I have a special gift for dream analysis—I love it and I’m really good at it. I find it’s another great tool for personal growth and freedom we intuitives can use.

I’m going to spell out the methodology below; perhaps you’ll find you have a knack for it as well. But if not, or if you want to validate your own findings, I would be pleased to work with you. I’ll tell you more at the end of this email.

The Dream


You can analyze any dream and it will reveal something to you. It’s a deep and time-consuming process, but well worth doing when you have “that feeling.” You know, that sense that there is a message there somewhere, even though the dream doesn’t make sense to you now.

If you aren’t remembering your dreams, you can consciously set out to change that. Put a journal and pen right next to your bed. Before you go to sleep, tell yourself, “I will remember my dreams.” And when you wake up—at whatever time—immediately review and write down any dreams or dream fragments. Don’t assume you’ll remember them for long, no matter how vivid. Write it down now!

I have come to the conclusion that our dreams are symbolic messages from our higher selves, not from the lower sub-conscious (whatever that really is). Even if the dream is troubling or violent, don’t assume that it is just bad feelings being expressed. And don’t be afraid to find out. If you have that feeling about the dream, there’s a higher message in there that you want to receive. And if it’s a recurring dream—well, that’s obvious, isn’t it? Find out what it means!

The Dream Analysis Process

I learned this basic technique from a book: Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck. I was on a business trip some years ago, checked into the hotel, tired from the trip, but suddenly felt I just had to go to a book store. So I drove out to the local mall, walked into the store and ran my hand across the books out on a table. When I reached this one, my hand stopped.

I read the book and enjoyed it, but frankly, it wasn’t really significant to me at the time. But now, years later, people suddenly started asking me about their dreams and I remembered there was a technique in that book. (Does that happen to you? You buy a book and it sits on your shelf or doesn’t impress you deeply at the time, and years later, it is exactly what you need? It happens to me a lot!)

So here’s the technique, as updated with what I learned in my own personal experiences:

1. Write down the dream.  
I’ll use a recent one from my client, Lynn. She’s walking up a hill, carrying a child. The child is so heavy, Lynn is stumbling and not sure she’ll make it. She doesn’t know why she has to carry the child, just that she does. She finally has to set the child down and rest before she can continue her climb.

2. Go back through your description and pick out the major symbols: people, actions, places, things, whatever feels important.

3. Write down each symbol and describe it in a few words.
Three descriptive words or phrases are good, but there’s no firm rule about that. In Lynn’s dream, she described the hill as rocky, steep and difficult to climb. The child she was carrying was a young girl, heavy and sound asleep.

4. Now, go through all the symbols again. This time, step into the symbol; be the symbol. Then ask the symbol: What is your purpose in this dream? How are you trying to help the dreamer (me)?
Don’t worry about the precise question or whether the answer matches exactly what you asked. Just ask and then write down the very first thing that comes to you, even if it doesn’t make sense now. This is not about engaging your rational mind. This is about using your intuition to engage your higher self, so capture that first impression right away.

When I do this with a client, we each write down our intuitive hits and then compare. The dreamer’s intuition counts most, because you are the one who truly knows what this symbol means. But sometimes you get confused by fear or doubt, and the impression of another intuitive can be helpful. If the symbol does not want to reveal itself at this point, you could try questioning some aspect of the symbol, like the shape or color. Or you could let it go for now and see if the next step will open it to you.

It is OK to expand upon the dream. As you go through the analysis, you may notice details that you didn’t capture when you first described the dream. Go with the flow. Perhaps your higher self is kicking in and supplying you with even more information right now to help you receive the message.

In Lynn’s dream, the hill said it was there to help her find her way and go where she wanted to go.  As for the girl, Lynn suddenly realized she was not just asleep; she was unconscious. That was all we could learn about her at that point.

5. Now go through all the symbols yet again. This time, as you step into the symbol, ask it: what aspect of the dreamer’s waking life do you symbolize?
In Lynn’s dream, the hill said it was the path Lynn wanted to walk, the enterprise she was working to build. The girl said: I am you, your inner child.

6. At this point, it is often immediately obvious what the dream is saying to you. If not, retell the story, substituting the symbolic meanings.
Lynn’s dream was clear: She’s trying to build a new company, but she is carrying the heavy burden of her unconscious inner child. She needs to set her down before she can complete her journey and reach the success she is seeking.

The symbols often seem obscure at the beginning of the analysis and do not all want to reveal their truth to you. Then, as you go through the process, you can feel it begin to shift; you can feel the dream wanting to reveal itself. At this point, feel free to go back and readdress any symbols that were a bit stubborn in the beginning, if they seem significant. Or, as was the case with Lynn, when you suddenly understand the message, the details are not necessarily important.

Let your intuition guide you as to what matters and what does not. This is your dream and your higher self. Somewhere inside, you know the message that wants to be delivered to you.

Your Life as Dream

I once studied meditation for a week with Deepak Chopra and David Simon. David Simon started the week by having us sing the well-known round:

Row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily
Life is but a dream.

He suggested that when we die, it is like waking up. You rub your eyes, shake away your sleep and say: “Wow, what a dream I just had!”

Now, as then, this strikes me as an entirely possible scenario. It is possible that in this life, you are both a Dreamer and a Dream Walker. As the Dreamer, you are your higher self, the creator of the dream. As the Dream Walker, you are here in your physical body living out the dream through this physical experience.

Think about the dreams you have when you are sleeping. Don’t they seem absolutely real when you are in the middle of the dream? It’s only when you wake up, that you realize you were dreaming.

What Does it Mean?

If you allow yourself to follow this train of thought, of Life as Dream, you will see that it explains a lot of things. Coincidence and serendipity are very difficult to explain in a physical world with physical laws, but incredibly common in dreams. Miracles, so amazing in real life, are everyday occurrences in dreams, aren’t they?

And if this is so, if this life is a dream you are having, then the people, places and events of this life are probably symbols that carry meaning, a message that the Dreamer is trying to pass on to the Dream Walker.

Try it Out

Write down the primary drivers in your life as if they were symbols in a dream. Then go through the Dream Analysis Process above, but using the symbols of your physical life.

For example, you wonder why you lost that job. Identify the job and perhaps your boss and coworkers as symbols and ask them what they are trying to help you understand. Ask each symbol you identify if it has a higher message for you. Put it in the context of your story and the other symbols in your life, your family members, your work and house.

And of course, as you do this, be within your intuitive self to receive the answers.

Is It True?

Is this life a dream? And if so, I need to ask: are you only an aspect of my dream? Or are you an actual outside presence and our dreams are overlapping? We can’t really say, can we?

I can say that when I have gone through this Life as Dream exercise with friends and clients, the “real-life” symbols do reveal themselves, just as in a dream. And the answers they reveal can be deeply insightful. The overall feeling when you complete the analysis is one of relief. Regardless of what may be true, looking at life this way allows you to view things more at a distance, so that an overwhelming problem may show itself to be a communication for your greater understanding or a catalyst for necessary change.

If you’re one of those people who likes to say “Everything happens for a reason,” this should work well for you. For in this context, everything that happens is symbolic and meaningful and wants to reveal its meaning to you.

So we ask, what can I do if I don’t like the dream I am living? We can wake up! That has to be the answer, to shake ourselves awake and enter the state of the Dreamer instead of the Dream Walker. Ah, yes, in fact that’s exactly what we are working toward as we walk our spiritual path, isn’t it? For what is enlightenment, if not an awakening?

What Now?

Give dream analysis a try. Try it on your sleeping dreams and your life itself. You may find it as fascinating and important as I have.

If you would like my help in analyzing your significant dream or your Life as Dream, I would be so honored to be of assistance!

Just sign up for a Private Session and we’ll schedule a phone call. I’m including a link, to make it easier for you. I’m pleased to extend you my lowest rate, which is $111 per hour.

Just CLICK HERE to purchase the Private Session.   Then send an email to with your timezone and general availability for our call.

(If that link doesn’t work for you, then cut/paste this: )

And now, start capturing those dreams in your journal. Your higher self has so much to tell you!

Love & Peace,