June 2022
“The Wave and the Ocean”

Enlightenment is a word that’s tossed around in many new age circles. But what does it really mean, literally? If we have to ask—are we lacking the criteria to even understand? Maybe enlightenment is just the realization that we are truly remembering who we are . . . and that’s enough. To finally realize there is no veil and that we are part of the vast Universal Soup of Cosmic Love is the endgame. And, that everything in our lives which happens to us, pushes us closer to this awakening—and encourages us to search for the grandness of who we are and the deeper meanings in our life. All of the synchronicities, nudges, silent messages, chaos or coincidences which are happening daily mean something. Is this the magic we’re here to discover? Do we even notice? Do we push them away?

Sanskrit translates this word to “awakening.” Because all Beings inherently are, according to Buddha. And the task is not to attain enlightenment, but to realize it. 

The Chinese Master Huineng (638-713), of Zen Patriarchy, compared Buddhahood or enlightenment to a moon obscured by clouds. The clouds represent “ignorance and defilements” or I will say the resistance to the great unknown—and not open to asking, is there more beyond what I have been taught or learned? Yet, according to this Chinese Master, when the the clouds move away, the moon, already present, is revealed. The late Vietnamese Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, defined enlightenment as simply, when the wave realizes it is the ocean. 

In the middle of this word, Enlightenment, is “Light”—easy to write—harder to define or imagine its ultimate literal meaning to us and the part we play. Is this our true nature and our true eternalness that has been hidden as part of our lesson or this test on Earth? They say, anything that is real—is eternal. Maybe, our eternal and divine Light actually represents that sacred piece of God that we all carry within—contained in our DNA—and concealed—elusive--until we give pure intent to look inside? It’s where our Mastery lives. Is its other name Love? Maybe it’s the feeling of home? Maybe it’s the source of joy and the absence of fear in trying times? Maybe it’s when the wave begins to realize it’s part of the ocean?

I recently had a discussion with an intellectual. He was convinced there was nothing beyond us—this earth—or something we call “God.” Although, throughout the conversation, I saw holes in his argument, it wasn’t my job to convince him of anything or you. My feeling is there is so much more; bigger, grander, and totally divine in nature and surrounds us always. My intuitive belief is that we do indeed make up a part of this whole—volunteering to come here with a sense of cosmic amnesia about who we truly are—and our cosmic mission for this particular Universe: Earth angels in disguise which fool even us! After all we are the planet of free choice. Yet, time has come to shine our Light like never before. Do we dare to look inside?

We are not in a free fall of doom and gloom. Let’s just call it spiritual winter. The critical mass of enlightenment here has been reached. The state of others around us, awakening to the ultimate truth, and shift in perspective in what we call consciousness or let’s say, spiritual self-awareness. We see and know things we could not see or know before; that’s why things seem worse. We are just seeing what had been “masked”. There is a bigger picture unfolding before our eyes as we move toward this ascension status on Earth. 

Can we accept this internal piece hidden within and do we accept that we are part of this creative source? That we can’t be separate—and yet it is a deeper knowing—not an intellectual exercise of proof.

It is this leveling up of consciousness that allows for a new and different perception of knowing—and sadly for the intellectuals—consciousness trumps the small egoic left brain or what is referred to as our confusing “duality.” We have had periods throughout our history that have been enlightening, but nothing like we are experiencing now. It is, after all, the first time human consciousness has made this leap since our time on earth. It came in response to many factors but included the shift of our Earth’s magnetic grid to assist our awakening or enlightenment. The grid moved more in 10 years than it had in 100—and took place from approximately 1993-2003. The two are intrinsically connected. The magnetic grid has a direct relationship to our mastery, our spirituality, goodness, healing, compassion action, and Love for each other. It’s also about unearthing the darkness, or those of no light. Now, some 20 years out, we can’t help but feel it in every part of our life. 

Ironically, sometimes, our enlightenment can be traced back to sorrowful events. We are then able to clear away what mattered and what didn’t as the dust settled—and begin to discover this divinity inside. We open to new beliefs, and everything is on the table for what we thought was true. Pure intent is all it takes to be the wave, that knows it’s part of the ocean.

There is a story in my Chinese Medicine book. It is one of my favorites in its simplicity and profundity. And I end with it. 

 The power balance of Earth calls us “home”—that place inside where we feel centered and balanced, at peace with the world. The following story reminds us that we do not have to leave home to find fulfillment, for “heaven” is contained within:

God created the world and was happy. On the seventh day, he decided it was time to rest, but Adam called out: “God, I’ve got a problem!” and then Eve called with problems of her own (“God, Adam is trying to feed me this apple, what should I do?”), and then that quarrelsome pair had hundreds of children who had hundreds of children, and God was thoroughly exhausted with all their problems and demands for his time. Calling a meeting of his ministers, he announced, “I’m afraid I’ve created a monster, and I must find a place to hide.”

“How about the top of the Himalayas?” suggested one of his ministers.

“No,” God replied, “I’m afraid you don’t understand what I’ve created . . . . in just a few moments measured by my time they will be there.”

“What about the moon?” suggested another.

“No,” God replied wearily, “in just a few minutes more they will be there, too.”

Suddenly a smile spread over God’s face. “I know where they will never look! I’ll hide inside human beings themselves.”

And to this day, that is where God is hiding.

The Wave who discovered and relished it was part of the Ocean! Sending you Love and Light on this journey we call Life! Go Shine your Light!

Cathrine Silver, BA, HC, AADP
Shaman, Healer, Sage
"Inspired Wellness from Within"
Disease of the Month
What Does this mean? Decoding 101
Decoding messages from us to us is something that is coming to light and seeing its way into the mainstream--slowly. There is a connection between our physical health challenges and our mind and spirit. We cannot ignore those other parts of ourselves. We are emotional spiritual multidimensional humans. And, these physical dis-eases indicate we are "out of balance," something is "off kilter." Dis-ease alerts us that there are deep unresolved emotional blocks holding emotional angst at some level. Are we the brave ones to step up to heal our lineage? What was the emotional trauma we experienced as a child? What was so terrible, we have simply blocked it out? The conscious mind likes to ignore and repress that shadow that lurks within. However, our smart body, our innate, and intuition part of the subconscious and cellular memory remembers everything. In 2020, we will explore, just briefly the most common imbalances lying below the surface--a gift waiting to be seen and healed--for good! ❤️

Shingles, also called Herpes Zoster is an infectious disease due to a reactivation of the Herpes virus. Shingles is identifiable by its eruptions on the skin, showing up unilaterally and in strips, along the pathway of a nerve. AS the nerves are our means for internal communication—the pain caused by this eruption means a break of communications in the affected region.

Shingles burns like fire (this fire may be related to anger resulting from criticism or fear.) 

I felt under attack and I am experiencing deep bitterness

A situation or a person has hurt me, provoking tension, whereas my body desires attention. I may also have the impression of having been dirtied or stained.

The pain of unwanted contact, a forced submission to some authority. My first reflux is to withdraw and close myself in, believing that I can thus avoid other injuries. I act this way because of the situation is making me feel great inner insecurity.

I act this way, I return this aggression, of which I believe I have been the victim against myself; I am tacitly admitting that my aggressors were right.

I feel constant danger. It is part of me that I refuse to see. I hold back my creative energy. I want to escape what I take to be my darker side. I accept to move from my head to my heart to understand the purpose of the puffy eruption is to make me become Aware that I am feeling an intense emotional reaction or irritation over someone or something that causes me excessive stress and makes my decision-making difficult. Even if I seek harmony in my own relations and in those between others—the only power I have is over my own life. My body tells me to trust the flow of life inside me.

I accept to move from my head to my heart—my sensitivity, for it is part of me. I stop being my own enemy and I accept to look at myself in the eyes. It is by making contact with each part of my being that I can recover a sense of security. I learn to detach myself from the suffering of others, knowing that they too must become AWARE of certain issues so as to fulfill themselves.
Thought for the Day: Inspirational Wisdom
Own The Moment
Liberate Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say.
–Barbara Kingsolver
Mystical Shaman Oracle
"Legends say that before there was time, before there was language, there were sacred symbols. The Medicine Wheel, the Curse, the Eagle, the Jaguar, and others spoke to us intimately. In their countless manifestations, they offered hope, expressed caution, illuminated opportunity, inspired creation, courted power, and shared knowledge. The sacred symbols belong to the realm of archetypes, and the collective unconscious, the spiritual common ground shared by peoples modern and ancient."
I will draw one each month for 2022. What will these cards say to you?
Earth represents the gift of life. The symbol on this card refers to the body of the planet Earth, the human body, and Nature herself. We're reminded by this symbol that all creatures are born of the Earth and human beings are the stewards of all life on this planet. It refers to what we make of it: our health, wealth, security, grounding, solidity, and stability. It reminds us that the world of form is a gift from Spirit and needs to be treated with respect.

When the Earth symbol appears, it represents a need to focus on reverence and appreciation for the natural gifts that are coming to you now and always. The concrete world you inhabit is there by the grace of Spirit, and you are a part of it. Much can be accomplished now when you focus on compassionate, reverent service to the world. If you act with integrity, gratitude, and humility, you will find yourself more prosperous than you can imagine. Success is assured when the Earth appears as an invitation.

Do you feel ungrounded or easily thrown off your path lately? It is time to focus on what nurtures you, to open yourself to the healing of Mother Earth and see the abundant world around you. Perhaps you have lost the ability to trust that your needs will be met and have fallen prey to poverty consciousness. Perhaps you have not been eating well, been overworked and stressed, and forgotten to breathe in the beauty of your surroundings. When the spirit of Earth comes as your medicine, you're being reminded that when you practice self-care, take a walk in nature, and focus on the consciousness of abundance, miracles can and do happen.

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About the creators of this deck: Three Master teachers and healers--Alberto Villoldo, Colette Baron-Reid and Marcela Lobos--have brought their wisdom, to offer a doorway into the realm of the sacred symbols. They teach that we can become our own prophets and visionaries. We can converse directly with Spirit, dialogue with the forces of nature, speak with the great archetypes--the ancient gods--without intermediaries. No one needs to stand between the Creator and you, or between you and the great powers of nature.
to the Quantum
A fusion of Celestial and Elemental Energies
"This unique deck supports your grand alliance with the energies of the Universe. Your consciousness comes from the Elementals and the Stars and those who have been around even as your Earth cooled. Encoded within these cards, this energy is still there, waiting to give you wisdom, extended life, and advise that will soothe the sacred peace of your mind and soul". These cards are a tool for personal transformation and to awaken this wisdom within. This Oracle deck combines channeled rock art and astrological guidance. It is designed to give you deep answers in regard to your personal destiny, and assists you in facing the challenges of your life with grace and ease.
Intuitive Imagination


This situation requires that you prove yourself to be an intuitive visionary, and are devoted to an ideal.
You should remain unimpressed by the principles of the world, and live according to your own standards. It is important that your beliefs are deeply rooted in spiritual values. You should act in benevolent and protective ways, with a good-natured, self-sacrificing attitude, sincerity, and kind-heartedness. In this situation, your willpower and determination to expand, backed by your excellent business acumen and outstanding financial flair make you invincible.
Monetary benefits may come through family relationships. In this instance, it is important that you are compassionate, genuinely inspired, receptive, and manifest an abundance of feelings and imagination. You might find yourself attracted to artistic and psychic work, and become involved with animals you love.
About the Creators of this deck: Michelle Karén and Danijel Trstenjak. Michelle is a world-renowned Astrologer, Lecturer and Shaman, initiated in Peru by the Q'ero Master Pacos. She is author of the revolutionary book "Astrology for Enlightenment."
Danijel is a divinely inspired Artist, Designer, Energy Interpreter and Channel who uniquely blends a natural stone with an original hand-painted mandala drawn form the Field.
Recipe of the Month:
Easy Tortilla de Patatas

Bon Appetite!

YIELD: 3-4 Servings

This traditional Omelette from Spain is a standard fare at mealtime. It has many different versions--this one given by Louise Gomez.
  • 1 cup olive oil.  
  • 4-6 Yukon Gold Potatoes. Peel and slice (1/4 inch thickness)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 eggs depending on size
  • 3 T. Parsley (optional)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped parsley

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add potatoes and onions and simmer, partially covered, for 25-30 minutes.

  • Season with 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt, and stir occasionally until the potatoes are softened.

  • Using a colander, drain potatoes and onion, reserving oil for later use.

  • Crack the eggs into a bowl and season salt and pepper. Whisk the eggs and then stir into the cooked potatoes and onions. Add the fresh parsley, if desired.

  • Next, in a smaller skillet, add a little of your reserved oil, and heat.

  • Pour your potato-egg mixture into your heated skillet and continue to cook over moderate heat. Move your spatula around the circumference of your skillet working the omelette into a "cushion" shape.

  • When almost set, invert on a plate and slide back into the skillet and cook a few more minutes. Invert twice more, cooking the omelette briefly each time and pressing the edges to keep the "cushion" shape.

  • Traditionally, it is cut into wedges and served hot or cold (room temperature). Louise served it right from the skillet at the dining room table. Enjoy this new Spanish version of eggs!

How to flip a Spanish Omelette

  • Run a rubber spatula along the outer edges of the tortilla to make sure it’s not sticking and to help it form its cushion shape. 
  • Once it starts to firm up around the edges and in the center (although it will still be a little runny on top) place a large plate (larger than the size of the pan) over the pan and flip the omelette onto the plate.
  • At this point the cooked side of the omelette is facing up.
  • Now gently slide the omelette back into the pan. Aim the omelette to slide into the very back of the skillet and use the spatula to help slide the rest of it off the plate and into the pan.
  • Now use the spatula again to press the sides of the omelette in and under, to keep that rounded cushion edge.
  • Cook on high heat for 1 minute, and low heat for 2-3 more minutes or until done. It’s done when it feels set in the center and a knife or toothpick inserted into  the center comes out clean.

Louise's Notes: The potatoes are cooked in a generous amount of oil, and the oil can be strained and reused 2-3 more times in the future. 
Waxy potatoes with a lower starch content work best (like Yukon gold, or red potatoes) because they hold their shape when boiled.
 I like to use yellow onion, but white onion would also work well. 

Cathy: I thank Louise for her delicious addition to the June Newsletter as I continue to explore international favorite recipes in 2022. I hope you'll be inspired to try this easy, tasty dish when you're in the mood for a different egg inspiration and one that's tried and true, enjoyed by many generations thus far.
Bon Appetite

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Cooking should be creative and fun. Take the basics--you are the culinary artist. Use the best ingredients. What will your masterpiece be tonight? Whatever you decide, enjoy the process. I have confidence that your results will be deliciously satisfying! And, remember, LOVE is always the "secret" Extra ingredient, that can only come from you! No restaurant can do that! What will you serve your family tonight?

Everything we put into our body synthesizes into something whether it happens to be thoughts and words, our experiences and lifestyle or our food. 

In the course of our busy lives, few of us ever stop to think---what does this actually do for my well-being? How does Love affect our meals--and our nutritiom when it comes from the heart? Homemade is well made--well made is heartfelt intention. The journey begins with you!


Solitary Thoughts . .

The packers, the loaders and the PODS filled the house and driveway bringing the Lauderdale-by-the-Sea chapter to a befitting close. It was a couple chaotic days as April 2022 came to an end and the pages of the calendar readied themselves to flip again. The house buzzed like a beehive but had the feeling of a three-ring circus. I was the ring master. Slowly, over a few days, the household was packed into small brown cardboard boxes, carried out box by box, and the contents carefully loaded into the empty white metal containers called PODS that had been delivered into my driveway a few days before. When you have a house full of furniture—and like what you have—and a (CLICK)
Every Truth passes through three stages before it is accepted.  In the first it is ridiculed, next it is opposed; in the third, it is regarded as self evident.

~Arthur Shopenauer (19th Century Philosopher)

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Biological Decoding Here Today
Conflicts and trauma are sometimes obvious and sometimes not and make their presence known to us as dis-ease and imbalance in our lives; manifesting in our body.  Weight issues or acne are obvious to most, but what are the traumas, loyalties and imbalances locked away in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or behind simple allergies and minor illnesses given labels or the diagnosis's we receive at the doctor's office? Do you want healing or just relief? 

The premise is easy. Disease and sicknesses are "nothing more" than emotional conflict(s) or trauma, --lessons to learn (that may be passed down from our ancestors) running in an "invisible" field of energy unknown or unrealized to us until it emerges as our brain's (the ultimate computer) solution for the disturbance deep within our psyche. More simply, the first law of Biological Decoding states: "Every pain or disease originates from a conflict. The conflict is an unexpected, highly acute, and isolating shock that occurs simultaneously in the PSYCHE, the BRAIN, and part of the BODY that corresponds to the type of conflict. Discovering the conflict aids the brain in sending messages to repair the body".

If we are human, we all have unresolved emotional conflicts. Heal them for yourselves--heal them for your kids and break the pattern. Biological Decoding goes hand-in-hand with our allopathic medicine today which addresses the mechanical aspects of our disease.

How can I help you today?

The Biology of Decoding is an amazing tool to assist in the discovery of the root cause of dis-ease.  This discovery and decoding opens the door to healing, deepens spiritual understanding of who we are and releases limiting beliefs and patterns.

"If the mind doth bend, disease can end."
~Dr. Todd Ovokaitys, MD

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Cathy Silver, HC, AADP
"Inspired Wellness from Within"

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