Invisible Chains – Part 2

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This whole thing is surrealistic to me… and yet in some ways I must have had a sense this was coming.

Eight years ago when I began writing my book, I was inspired to dedicate the entire last section of the book to examining how women have been created…

Not by God –

but by the evolution of Man’s distortions of reality –

for the sole purpose of being able to control women –

Including ownership of their bodies (which if you follow Original-ism – does not belong to her anyway… because she came from Adam’s rib.

Never mind that the original Hebrew word for Adam [adamah] literally translates to ground or earth … which would make it seem more like a referral to the process of creating humans- as opposed to a single male….

Also if God creating Eve from Adams rib made not just her, but every single woman who came after – all belong to men… then wouldn’t it follow that man belongs to the earth in just the same way…?

We are all still created by the minerals and molecules of earth… but



Did you know how recently women were spared from it being illegal for a wife to deny her husband sex in this country?


Did you know that ORIGINALLY (thanks to the work of Sir Mathew Hale – the exact person Alito quotes) – a husband can not be found guilty of raping his wife – because she is a part of him (coming from his rib…) “and you can not rape yourself”… est. in 1713.

I spent a lot of time studying what was originally written in the bible – and it is pretty hard to read literally. And if it cannot be taken literally – then WHO GETS TO DECIDE how to interpret its real meaning?

Not anyone who benefits from a woman’s subjugated status! PLEASE!!!

The following is an excerpt from the New York Times…

“If you narrow your vision to look only for specific words that people used when the Constitution was drafted, you will always be engaged in a process of halting progress beyond that moment in time.

Was there gay marriage in 1868? No? Well then, due process obviously doesn’t protect any right to marriage equality. You freeze recognition of rights as of the nineteenth century, while claiming to be neutrally applying interpretive principles to reach that conclusion.

Of course, in order to achieve this result, you absolutely may not widen the perspective to consider the ultimate goals inherent in the Constitution. The question of whether the Framers (or the Constitution itself) contemplated an idea of securing the right to bodily autonomy is prohibited.

Don’t ask whether it makes sense to apply eighteenth-century notions of personhood to a twenty-first-century country. Ask only whether the Constitution mentions “abortion.”

Alito, of course, already knew the answer to that—we all did. Both the question, and the analysis, are disingenuous. His ninety-plus-page opinion, citing some ancient (and bizarre) sources, merely attempts to obscure it.

That is the point of originalism, and it explains why so many right-wing lawyers and judges cling to it. The solutions to complex issues are rendered simple, predetermined.

In other words, originalism is not neutral and never has been. It is a political tool designed to halt progress.

Originalists argue that it’s not their fault that the drafters [of the constitution] may have been slaveholders, or uniformly male, or white, or without any knowledge of contemporary technology or a more inclusive notion of humanity. Them’s the breaks; mere accidents of history. Or they argue that they are only interpreting the law as written. If you want to change the law, they say, that’s the role of the legislature, not the judiciary. But that, too, is a profoundly dishonest response.

To say that is to say that the Dred Scott case was correctly decided when it was written, in 1857. At that time, as Justice Roger Taney wrote, Black people “had no rights which the White man was bound to respect.” That holding is now universally regarded as one of the most shameful in Supreme Court history.

It is an object lesson in the misapplication of legal principles to profoundly inhuman ends. Black

Americans should have been entitled to full citizenship, and to all the protections of the Constitution, from the moment the country was founded.

Our legal system, however, didn’t recognize their rights, and that failure is the great crime of this country’s founding.

The logic of originalism, as expressed in Alito’s draft opinion, would mean that Black Americans should not have been entitled to citizenship, or to their full humanity, until the civil-rights amendments said so. To say that the law is correct because it’s what the law says, is, at best, circular, and, in many instances, monstrous.

With regard to bodily autonomy, women must be entitled to it, irrespective of whether the Constitution explicitly provides for it.

If not, why should we believe Justice Alito’s assertion, in his draft opinion, that overturning Roe would not affect contraception, or gay marriage, or interracial marriage—all of which depend on an understanding of notions of autonomy, or privacy, that fall within “due process”?

Some legal scholars and judges question whether the due-process clause is the best vehicle for protecting privacy.

Perhaps, instead, it is the Tenth Amendment, which suggests that there are rights unmentioned in the Constitution that are reserved “by the people.” But, without some constitutional protection for bodily autonomy, or privacy, which would cover these profoundly personal issues, what is there to prevent the state from, say, requiring you to give up a kidney in order to save someone else’s life?

Would Alito argue that, because the Constitution is silent on compulsory kidney donation, it’s not prohibited?

Isn’t that the flip side of requiring someone to carry a fetus to term unwillingly (and often at risk of illness or death)?

If a surgeon were to show up on an originalist’s doorstep with a scalpel and a cooler filled with ice, I doubt that originalist would just sigh and lift his shirt.

Surely, then, the right to bodily autonomy, or privacy, is inherent in the essential freedoms contained in the Constitution.

None of the other rights—such as the First Amendment right to the “freedom of speech,” or “peaceably to assemble,” or the Fourth Amendment right of the people to be “secure in their persons”—make sense without a right to control our bodies.

But the denial of rights is the point. The originalist project is not the neutral application of interpretive principles but an effort to thwart progress at all costs. The result will always be that some Americans will forever be struggling to catch up with the rights that others have had from the very start”.

Lia Russ Copyright 2022

If you would like to learn more about women’s issues and how they connect to current matters facing women today, please follow this link for my book, “Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science


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If you are looking for concrete answers – regarding the invisible chains that women are struggling against today, you must view their origins. Consider the Papal Bull, the “Vox In Rama”, put forth by Pope Gregory IX on June 13th, 1233, it is really something we should all be familiar with, along with 3 others. Please bear with me, if you do not immediately see the correlations here.  All will become clear in the end.

Papal Bulls, in case you don’t know, are the laws that the Pope puts in place.  Pope Gregory IX wanted to see some big changes in the institution that the church had become, and this, his first Bull, certainly does that!

It is based on the reports of a clergyman who supposedly infiltrated a coven.  Here the man claims he witnessed a statue of a black cat come to life, and the disciples in the room, kiss the butthole of the cat, swearing their allegiance.  He then reports that the entire group proceeds to pleasure themselves in all manner of un-condoned sexual ways (obviously the work of the devil). Faced with this report, our good Pope Gregory IX, has to proclaim all cats can potentially be agents of Satin.

“Thou shalt not suffer a cat…”  This Bull, reshaped the view of the cat in European society in general, morphing it from a pagan sacred animal into an agent of hell. This demonization led to the widespread, violent persecution of cats.  Black cats in particular.

Because a learned Pope, chosen by God (or however they are elected) said these things were true, and made a law declaring the dangerous nature of cats, it meant that a huge number of people jumped on the bandwagon, and a whole lot of cats got tortured and murdered in a hurry.

Alas, the sudden drop in the cat population, allowed for an explosion in the rat and mouse populations of these areas.  The Black Death (also known as the Bubonic Plague) exploded right along with them, following on their tiny little heels.

Looking at the times, it could be a safe to say, that this Bull was not so much about cats, as it was a way to gain control of people who opposed the church, (and the next couple of Bulls clearly illustrate how church laws were being written with the idea of spreading the churches control – not winning people over to Jesus.)
Think about it… this Bull gave almost immediate unfettered access to anyone the church authorities (or their minions) did not approve of.  

If the authorities wanted your land, or your body… or they hated what you stood for… all they had to do was say you were seen talking to a black cat, and they had reason enough to bring you in and question you…  make you disappear… or burn you at the stake… but not before, (of course) having you sign a confession… And you would pretty much sign any confession. 

Why is that?

Because by the late 1400s, a Catholic clergyman named Henricus Insititoris had published a book that goes into great detail describing how to recognize, and more importantly – how to torture a witch -and ultimately to produce a confession. It is called “The Hammer of Witches”.

According to scholar Rosemary Ellen Guiley, “this book was a best seller for 200 years, second only to the Bible.”  Yikes! (I bet that has got Jesus rolling over in his grave…) – Oh wait… “He has risen” … so no worries there!

The scary part here is that in the time between when the Vox in Rama was written, and when the Malleus Maleficarum, Maleficas (Hammer of Witches) was written… women have now become the sole focus of these witch hunts.

Yes guys, if you are jealous of the fact that sorcerers have now been relegated to the status of lesser power, then you (guys) will have to take it up with the church.

The distinction, in the minds of the men who wrote it, is a distinction between learning something and being born with the ability to access knowledge.  Sorcery can be learned, and anything that can be taught is… what? “of man”, and therefore less dangerous – less powerful – less of a threat… than an innate knowledge?  Even if the truth is we are all born with this innate knowledge?  And we only learn to disregard it because teachings from this same source encouraged us to.  I am not referring to God as the source of these teachings, but simply men of the church looking to control!  

According to this doctrine, only women are powerful enough to be of interest to the devil… except that’s not the reason that men came up with it, is it?

Oh no. Actually, women were seen as the weaker of the sexes – especially morally, when it comes to drives and being led astray… and therefore more easily corrupted than a man.  This theory is illustrated by the tale of Eve succumbing to a snake in the Garden of Eden.

Incidentally, did you know that in Hebrew (the original language of Genesis, the first bookof the Bible), the “serpent” who beguiled Eve was referred to as “nachash”, which is not the word for snake.  Nachash can be translated as an “angel of light” or the “shining one” – Isn’t that interesting? 

But we don’t want to paint Eve in a reasonable light – and being seduced by God’s most beautiful angel … might be reasonable… we might not feel so badly towards Eve for that, but being seduced by a snake, not many will sympathize with that!

The church directed its focus on women.  Women that were born with archaic knowledge inherently available to them.  If you were aware of energy, could talk to fellow inhabitants on this planet (not human), could heal, had premonitions, or just couldn’t wrap your head around all the restrictions put on women at that time (and so made other women jealous or angry who were not brave enough to not follow stifling doctrines…), these “gifts” made you a good target.

Other powers to watch for were the ability to make a man interested in you – or perhaps even obsessed with you – this would be the work of a witch. Consequently, women are the ones who are labeled as “morally weaker, and therefore more susceptible to demonic temptation” (Brian P. Levack 2008). 

Oh and let’s not forget the documented ability of some witches to remove a man’s penis!  Without these men losing a drop of blood! And if you think that isn’t a current fear that men have. Guess again.

Bizzare really, because men seem to have a universal, deep-seated fear of women doing this to them… despite that there are no factual recordings of this happening to men, by women – (well except for Lorena Bobbitt…), but certainly not en masse.
Yet, millions of women have been, and are still being sexually mutilated by having their clitoris removed. An article from the World Health Organization on female genital mutilation reports that “more than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries.

The irony here is mind boggling.

Men accuse women of stealing their penises, and literally heads roll. But women actually have their clitoris stolen and … nothing happens… Very strange….

But wait, I haven’t finished with witches documented abilities… there are MORE!

These witches who could magically remove a man’s penis, were known to “keep the severed penises in nests, in trees, feeding them milky oats”.  Wow! Now I AM impressed!!!

Not only can these witches remove your penis magically – without blood loss or killing you (wish they could do that for the clitorectomies’ too!), but they are able to install a set of tiny lungs, tiny teeth as well (cause oats need chewing…), and a stomach to digest the food with! And that is how you keep a magically severed penis alive, like a pet!! 

And for these well documented, horrible crimes that I just listed, thousands of women were tortured and burned alive. 

Or, if you somehow managed to cling to your plea of innocence throughout your long incarceration and torture, then your innocence was left to God to determine.  You were bound head to toe with rope and then rocks were secured to your body with more rope.  And then they threw you in deep water.  If you did not drown, then God (because if God really loved you, and you were innocent, you would not sink when you were thrown bound head to toe in a lake with rocks tied to you.

History has recorded it over and over again, the majority of crimes, have been perpetuated by men. Currently, we have a crisis of mass violence committed with guns. Virtually none of these acts are carried out by women. Yet, women continue to persecuted, discriminated against, marginalized and abused, in the name of God.

Viewing things this way, It makes so much sense that the Bible says a woman shouldn’t hold power, should not teach, can’t cut her hair, should remain silent in church, and wait to ask any questions they might have of their obviously enlightened husbands.

But all of this aside, what I want to ask you is … did you know all of these occurrences in history?

I did not before I sat down and researched it.

Why do we still carry the superstition that a black cat crossing your path, is bad luck?
There is no scientific or spiritual evidence for this “wive’s” tale to persist…
However this sentiment persists to this day. My point being that awareness of cats being somehow dangerous, has persisted, through all these centuries…

We don’t remember why…   So we don’t ask questions…  Right?

I want to propose to you that the same thing has been done to women.

That our perception of women has been falsely tainted… and that tainting persists in our speech, in our thoughts and in our reaction to, and treatment of, women today.

You must understand the past to truly free yourself and your culture from it.

Lia Russ Copyright 2022

If you would like to learn more about women’s issues and how they connect to current matters facing women today, please follow this link for my book, Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science.

Reflections on Crossing Over

How do you feel about death?

Is it like the one you lost crossed a bridge, and they are too far away to see but you still expect to see them to walk around the corner into view…?

Is it like a door that your loved one walked through and it closed behind them with a cold finality, leaving you devoid of any connection to them?

Photo by Anton Sharov

Is there still a sense of your loved one around you that pulls bitter sweet moisture from your eyes?

Is your awareness of them so strong at times that you laugh or cry -feeling you are doing so with them?

If you are missing someone, watch the video above to the end. The reference to being calibrated comes from previous discussions, but it basically refers to being in balance…

It will, if you are open, provide you with a new perspective… one that could help shift the feeling of complete loss into something much more supportive…

Care to EXPAND?

If you are struggling with wanting to feel better, to move forward in a world that is now physically devoid of someone, check out the first chapter about the Law of Thermal Dynamics chapter in my book, “Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science”, and see how our continued persistence/existence after we leave these bodies is scientifically proven…

PM or IM me if you are interested in discussing these issues, I am available for healing and energy sessions.

Copyright 2022 Lia Russ

In Honor of Women’s History Month

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Our culture has not been kind to women.

When faced with the receptive dark places in your life –

The warm fecund feminine aspects of yourself, or of the world – Do you feel the sacredness?  Do you feel the power?

Only women can carry life, nurture it and bring it forth…

This makes us better manifesters, did you know that? 

Because we were designed to be able to do this, we can carry, nurture and bring forth all kinds of energies, not just human children…

By looking at the real laws that govern creation, we can infer many other ways to live our lives than the path laid out for us by our culture.

Caves represent the womb of the earth and are also seen as entrances to the subconscious or underworld.

When I stand at the altar of the openings to such places, I am transformed, because I allow myself to reach with energetic fingers into those spaces. I feel into them, I breathe them in, creating an exchange of energy,… it within me, me within it.

“It is time,” says the voice from within the darkness…
It is time for the sacred and the feminine to be born together again, carried as one in our hearts, minds, words and deeds… Are you called?

Copyright 2022 Lia Russ

Connecting the Dots, Sunday Series: Shadow Work                   

What are you birthing now?

Do you have a sense of it?

Let me know if you do…

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I forget sometimes, that I am precocious when it comes to many things, one of them being astrological events. For instance, if Mercury is going retrograde in 2 weeks, I will start experiencing it a least a week before most people will, sometimes even 2 weeks before the actual event. What can I say, some of us are just extra lucky?

The cool thing is, I dive right in, hunker down, and get my hands dirty. I analyze, (cry, rage, or despair – sometimes simultaneously), because I am interested in retuning to balance. Basically, I go through the lake of emotion, because I trust that there is an opposite shore, (even if I can’t see, or even, sense it). Whatever I need to do to embrace the issue, so I can process and move through it, I do. Sometimes this can happen quickly, and sometimes it takes longer to shift patterns.

I knew from a young age that my energy field was, if not vast… then powerful. I did not recognize this from an ego perspective. More like it was a sacred duty to hold space for the earth and her denizens. It was like I recognized a calling (at a time when I did not know of such things). One, that if I allowed my head to ruminate on – it would have rejected the possibility or affirmation of. It would have scoffed, and condemned, and not allowed me to honor this calling.

In my heart, there was a certainty of my path, and my purpose, that for many decades, my head was not prepared to deal with. And part of that had been my emotional body as well. I had to heal a lot of cracks, chinks and worn thin spots in my being before I could begin to integrate into the vessel I was meant to be.

This led to me, at 12, to choose to stop reading the newspaper. It also led me to walk out of the room whenever family or friends were watching the news. I was conscious of these things bringing my vibration down, and I knew it was more important for me to maintain a different kind of energy than carrying the one that exposing myself to the news generated in me.

It was as if I received a message, and that message conveyed to me a sense of having a part in the job steadying the energy around me.

I recognized that I had an effect. And also, that this effect was most powerful, when I stayed in a certain vibration. One that originated from my heart solar plexus area.

Back in the 70’s this was not a popular practice, and coupled with my dyslexia, contributed to my sense of not fitting in. My awareness of energy definitely isolated me. And the fact that this theme that was so consistent in my life, when I looked back after many decades, seemed significant.

The effect in my life, of this repeated isolation, was quite distinct. The constant moving, always being the new kid in school after school, town after town. Not having my step dad accept me as his own, the dyslexia preventing me from experiencing success in so many pivotal areas of my life (and then add my strange perspective on life… brought on by all the things I could feel or see that others could not…), even down to not being able to have children…
All of this isolated me, forced me to make my internal connections strong, because I did not get solace or connection in the human world.

But I did from the natural world…

As I look back at the snaking river of my life, I see very clearly how perfectly guided I was, to become precisely who I am today. Shaped as a vessel to attract, hold, carry and bring forth the things that I am capable of bringing forth (which are quite interesting if I do say so myself!)

We each are different….  We harm ourselves and each other when we expect homogenous-ness.    That is abhorrent in nature.  

I think it’s time we started listening to nature in new ways. Nature as guidance, as opposed to just something to be brought to heel. Now that we have actually started exploring intelligence in nature, we have discovered so much evidence of intelligence and human like qualities is species as diverse as single celled slime molds, pigeons, bees and even plants!

I share my findings, many of which I’m betting will blow your mind, in my book Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science.

Check out Chapter 6, “The Earth and Us”, Ch.7, “Plants” and Ch. 8, “Our Fellow Inhabitants” for a lot of cool information on these subjects. 

It’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and my website. PM me if you want the links.

Memoirs of a Spritual Catalyst – War, What’s It Really Good For?

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So many angles to approach this from.




Polarity has been used to incite the masses for centuries.

Pick a side. Choose between “the two” (as if there are always, ever, only two options…)

But no matter how you look at it, war, was not, and still is not, the answer. 

Polarity is black and white, good vs evil, right vs wrong, Republican vs. Democrat, us vs them.

One of the oldest, and still used strategies in war today is the practice of dividing to conquer.

Universal Truths…  echo from one dimension to another.

The microcosm being reflected in the macrocosm.

Bonds, hold the smallest of particles in our universe together… These bonds form the matter of our world.  The strongest bond (that we are aware of) creates something lasting.  It starts out dark and lifeless, but because of the strength of its internal bonds, it is able to withstand blistering temperatures, and pulverizing pressures, over an unimaginable stretch of time.  The strength of its bonds, enables it to not just survive, but transform into something beautiful.  Where once it was dull, dark and fragile, the culmination of its journey, and the strength of its internal bonds… It not only survives, but metamorphosizes into a diamond, with great strength, clarity and beauty…

Universal Truths…  echo from one dimension to another.

It works, it works on a molecular level. It works on a cellular level.  It works in the mind, spirit and emotions of just about any human or animal on this planet.  If I can fragment you, cause you to doubt yourself, then I am dividing you, and you become weaker, more vulnerable.

If I can divide you from your neighbors… then I will have already done something Jesus felt was important enough not to do, that he placed it’s opposite as the second commandment…And in doing so, I have weakened you further.

Divide and conquer…

Ukrainian Motherland Monument, Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo Credit: Robert Anasch

Only if your internal bonds (self-love, love of your family, love of your neighbor (did not Jesus say that this was to be only second to loving god?), love of (or connection to your creator), love of your community or tribe… When all of these bonds are strong, we can weather adversity and our hardships will turn us from coal into diamonds…

These are the battles we should be waging.  Paradise was at hand when we did not recognize our differences… right?  In the Garden of Eden.

Think about it. We were in paradise until we began to focus on polarity, we saw the difference between good and evil, and the other opposites I mentioned above.

So let us heal these rifts. Let’s make larger circles, not smaller ones.

The power is in your hands, each and every day.  The power is in your conscious intention for the world, for your community and in your own heart.

I talk about the power of Dividing and Conquering in chapter 58 of my book, Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science. For more information and a gratis preview please click here:

Copyright 2021 Lia Russ

Exploring Connecting the Dots: Shadow Work

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Have you ever had some one walk out of your life with no warning?

Relationships with people are not easy, especially if one or more of the parties is not being honest about what their needs or boundaries are.

That is a sure way to doom any relationship.  It is again one of the reasons this work is so important.

The work I am referring to is shadow work that can touch the living core of our fears. These fears can be about our value (or lack of), what we deserve, our rights to boundaries, nurturing, respect, and more.  It can be about our own boundaries with others and how we communicate our emotions and our needs. Anger, grief, rage, fear, all of these can be expressed in ways that facilitate healing, or bring about further wounding.

I talk about this in my book Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science, a lot, but in particular chapter 10, “Feelings”.

Whatever is inside of us, got there because we survived experiencing it.  It did not get there by itself, and it cannot harm us any further than we were harmed when we went through it the first time (even though it can feel like it can sometimes)
You got this.

Touching it is raw, but if we keep in mind that by sitting with it, quietly, we can move through the feelings and out the other side.  While you are in there, be creative about your thoughts.  Rub golden healing salve on raw wounds, hold the wounds, or yourself at whatever age you were when you were wounded. Like a baby, these things need our time and attention. We need our time and attention, no less than anyone else in our lives does…

Shadow work can also encompass traumas that we have stored in our bodies, ones that were so painful that we have chosen to lock them away inside us, and to look away.  We invest so much in not having to see them, but they still affect us, and how we behave towards others. The truth is, we will carry them in us, unless we work to divest ourselves of their influence by neutralizing their charge, to our graves, and perhaps beyond.

Touching the living core of anything can be “shocking”.  It is experienced intensely, even something pleasant at that level of intensity can be almost or downright painful.  Imagine then something unwanted experienced at that level. Not fun!  Yet…  This is the work we are meant to do. It is why the very planets in the heavens stop spinning and then reverse the direction of their spin ( this opposite spin, called “retrograde” pulls the feelings of these things we have not yet mastered out of us, and makes them manifest in our lives.)

It is why every thirty years each human goes through what is referred to as their “Saturn return”.  And for that entire year you will be hit again and again with issues that stem from these parts of ourselves that we relegate to the shadows.
Shadow work demands that we look at our pain and we determine what we have practiced that, at the very least, invited those energies into our space, or, they could be things we are directly causing.

I heard a great saying yesterday, what we are experiencing is a Birth Quake! What is yours on a Richter Scale of 1 – 10?

 It can be very helpful to get support for this work. I urge you to find others also seeking to heal and grow. Be kind to yourself in at least one small way a day. Tune into your body on a daily basis and ask it what it needs. Don’t be afraid of changing old patterns and doing something new. Be afraid of staying stuck in old ones, remember nothing new will come from old patterns. Become curious. Ask for help. Ask for support.

Copyright: Lia Russ 2022

Memoirs of a Spiritual Catalyst – Recognizing and Following Signs from the Universe

When was the last time you followed a spontaneous impulse? I’d love to hear in the comments below…

The other day when I was leaving Hannaford’s supermarket, I felt a strong nudge to go to a group of trees in the distance. It was 10⁰ out making the wind bite through everything I was wearing. I had done a big shopping and as I was putting the groceries in my truck, I kept feeling the nudge to head for the trees in the distance.

I pushed the cart back to its place. There was sparkling ice on everything. I thought it was simply the beauty of the day and the way the sun made rainbows in the ice that drew me. But I have learned that there is often magic at the end of following an impulse, kind of like finding a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

So off I went, carefully crossing through the large parking lot, dodging cars and icy patches.

It can feel awkward following a nudge, hard to explain to others what I am doing and why. Or, if no one else is around it can feel freeing, even exhilarating!

Following this nudge led me to the most amazing shots of an orb that I’d ever taken. It’s not just that the orb was appearing at different elevations. It is actually appearing close to me in the snow, than in the next shot its in front of the trees. In another its behind branches way up high in the trees. It’s location was shifting in seconds. Almost as if it was playing with me.

Just seeing those orbs could sound simple, small or unimportant but using and following that impulse is a very big deal… because…. when you can do this all manner of manifestation can explode around you!

Want to know how to do it? Comment below or send me a dm/pm!

I explore all of this and more in my book Connecting The Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science. For more information and a gratis preview please click here:

Copyright 2021 Lia Russ

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Seven

Memoirs of A Spiritual Catalyst

It was almost too much for me, this solitary journey without any guidance from people around me, but the very connections that my sensitivity to reality allowed me to find in nature, were the things that kept me “fed” and able to survive – despite my extreme pain and isolation.

In his book The Celestine Prophecy, James Redfield talks about how important finding sources of energy outside ourselves is for humans.  He points out that there are 5 stealth ways we take energy from each other.  When he illustrates these ways, you will recognize several that are present in others’ relationships with you. 

If you are honest, you will see ways that you practice at least one of these methods with others as well.  Nothing to be ashamed of.  These techniques we learn from others by having them used on us. 

We may not be conscious of how these techniques affect us, but our bodies are! This is another reason why I keep emphasizing the importance of forming an alliance with your body. 

So that you can access the wisdom within. Redfield goes on to show us how we can get the same energy that can be taken from humans, from nature, like a tree. Interestingly the 5 techniques to get energy from humans, involves manipulating or hurting them.  While the technique for getting energy from a tree is by forming a relationship of appreciation with it.

Since what we focus on grows, which type of energy do you want to build in your life?  One where connections filled with appreciation and gratitude bring you energy, feeding and sustaining you?  Or will you invest in connections filled with manipulation and domination to feed and sustain yourself? 

The choice is truly yours, and you will reap the rewards of the practices you sow. Their energy will spread out around you and color your world. For me, it’s a no-brainer.  Just as Don Miguel says in his book The Four Agreements, being impeccable with your word, can transform your life. 

If you struggle with self-esteem, practicing what my Lakota friends would say is “good medicine” will spread out into your world, changing the fabric of your life. After time spent consistently practicing being impeccable with your word, you will begin to feel differently about yourself. So much so that you will not want to be with others who are not impeccable with their word, and that will change your life again.

Remember, according to the Tao Te Ching, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” …

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Sunday Series: These Shores, Part One

Memoirs Of A Spiritual Catalyst Forever I have run to these shores … Forever I have run from these shores …Lia Russ That is the beginning of a poem I wrote a long time ago. I wrote that when I was 18 and it is about my relationship to energy, and spiritual dimensions. I had…

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Two

Memoirs of a Spiritual Catalyst I regularly went through periods of swearing off exploring energetic realms in hopes of accomplishing the coveted goal of being like other kids. But no matter how hard I tried to shut off my awareness of energy or my clairvoyance, I could not. It got to the point where I…

Sunday Series : These Shores, Part Three

Memoirs Of A Spiritual Catalyst I had to learn everything myself, by trial and error.  And aside from being very lonely, exploring the world we cannot see without any community guidance, can be scary if not dangerous, (however please note that I did survive!). Although I did not understand it at the time, everything that…

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Four

Memoirs of A Spiritual Catalyst I had studied about shamans in college, but I did not associate myself as one until fairly recently.  It wasn’t until I was in my 40’s that I heard someone say that shamanism was a path to direct revelation.  There have been shamans in every culture since the earliest of…

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Five

Memoirs of A Spiritual Catalyst If you see visions, it can be very hard to tell the difference between several important factors.  Is what I’m seeing for me? (Or for someone else?) Is what I’m seeing a warning of things to come? (Or is it something from the past?)  These are very important questions to…

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Six

Memoirs of A Spiritual Catalyst At 18, and continuing for more than a decade, I was hungry for information Despite vacillating between the shore of believing in the unseen world, and running from it with all my might. I wanted someone to tell me “Yes these things are real”!  I wanted guidance in using these…

Sunday Series: These Shores, Part Seven

Memoirs of A Spiritual Catalyst It was almost too much for me, this solitary journey without any guidance from people around me, but the very connections that my sensitivity to reality allowed me to find in nature, were the things that kept me “fed” and able to survive – despite my extreme pain and isolation.…

Connecting The Dots

Have you ever felt someone was watching you, while you were focused on something else?

Being Born Magical: The Eyes Have It.

Have you ever felt something, like someone was watching you, while you were focused on something else? Only to look around and see that someone was watching you?

 Are you curious about such things? I know I am. This is what led me to the research that ultimately became my book Connecting the Dots: Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science.

Did you know that in Feng Shui the art of object placement is based on drawing people’s eyes to a specific point because it moves the energy of the room?  This helps explain why we can feel someone’s gaze on us. But more than that, it also illustrates that we do feel the energy! And this opens doors for us to change our relationship to the world, and our lives! …

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  • Unlock the part of you that connects directly with the spiritual realm to receive increasingly strong, clear guidance for yourself and others.
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Connecting The Dots Ancient Wisdom, Modern Science


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