Deb Foggio

DreamQuest -Putting the Power of Intention to Work in 2018

2017 is coming to a close.  I was so excited coming into 2017.  I remember being at the 2016 Burning Bowl Ceremony at THE CENTER filled with hope for the New Year.  I knew then like I know now that the only way I was going to get the most out of the coming year was to be very conscious about what I wanted to manifest for myself… my dreams and desires.  This is work I love.  Working with my imagination and with my spirit is such fulfilling work.  The feeling in and of it self is awesome.  I am talking about the wonderful energy of creation.  It is food for my soul.  It is the security I feel in living every day.  It is the expression of my personal power that strengthens my confidence and my connection to God.  It is plain and simple just joy!!!

Intention work always pays off if you stay focused on what you desire.  You need a clear picture of what your intention looks like.  This means you see the detail of what it looks like, what you look like having it and what it feels like having it.  How do you get all that? Through quiet time listening to The Divine.  Meditation, prayer and self-care bring the pieces of the puzzle of your desires into your sight.  To engage the universe you have to write it down.  Then review your intention and build on the vision regularly.  I love to look at my intentions at least once a day.  Then I pray thanking God in advance for it coming to me, usually in a greater way than I envisioned.

Intentions are also about being put on the path to understanding life then living fully from the creator that is within you.  It is the best way to get to the real core of who you are.  Following the urges you receive by taking the action steps puts you in the midst of life.  If there is something you are doing that is creating havoc in your life, it will be revealed and thus you have the opportunity to heal and eliminate it.  If there is some talent or skill you are unaware of, in the process of manifesting your desire, it can show itself much to your delight and life expands more joyfully fulfilling for you.  And isn’t it wonderful you can do this all the while bringing in your desired gifts from the universe!  Life is really such a multi-dimensional, multi-leveled magnificent variety show for the ages where everybody wins according to their level of perception of good.  There is really no way of getting bored if you are just present.

This season I am initiating the 2018 DreamQuest.  I am already deep into writing and detailing my intentions for the coming year.  It is such a wonderfully engaging process that I am inviting all of my readers, listeners, students and clients to join me.  Together lets walk a journey of power and manifestation for 2018.  Start getting those intentions written down.  I am asking that you let at least 5 desires of your heart find their way to paper and that you begin to focus on them.  Then share how you feel and how the process is unfolding for you.  If you email me, I will hold the intention as real for you joining the energy you are giving with my belief in your dreams.  I know we all can do impossible things and I can joyfully hold that truth for us all individually and together.  It is not hard, nor complicated.  I just have to feel the truth of love at my core and this is as natural as breathing.

Let’s make 2018 the best year yet.  Let’s show how we believe we are natural born creators and use that ability to prosper ourselves and others.  Let’s also have gratitude for the Creative Process that the Universe has blessed us with.  AND MOST OF ALL LETS HAVE FUN IN THE PROCESS.

Let me know you are part of the 2018 DreamQuest.  Email me at info@debfoggio.com  Here’s to the best year of our lives so far!

Happy Mother’s Day -The Gifts of a Mother Both Given and Received!

May 14, 2017

Motherhood is a Divine gift.  If you are a Mother, you have been blessed with one of the greatest gifts the universe could bestow upon you.  You got the opportunity to demonstrate the power of creation on two planes… spiritually and physically.  A proverbial Macrocosm to the Microcosm.

Creation starts with a Divine idea.  That idea begins within from the heart center.  It is grown and nourished through thoughts and feelings, through the power of the imagination.  Through Divine urges that come with this nourishing, it makes you move and do things beyond yourself to bring it to life.  When the idea was conceived it was already created in the material plane just waiting to be birthed through the process of you responding to the urges with Inspired action steps.  Each step phase by phase helped to bring it closer to you in the richness of life.  The process is euphoric at times filled with expectation.  At other times it was filled with overwhelm, questioning and discomfort and sometimes pain.  This discomfort or pain was always about you releasing anything that was hindering the birth of the Divine idea. Anything in you that expected less than a miracle.

This Divine Idea required you to prepare for it’s arrival.  To “act as if”, as they say, that you already had it.  So that meant cleaning out a space in your life to make way for it.  It was necessary to let go of the old ideas of your life because it would be forever different.  That meant letting go of the old picture you had of yourself.  It would no longer apply because now you had the Divine idea and you with it were different.  Then you had to make a space in your physical environment.  It’s called “creating a vacuum.” Cleaning out material possessions and things that you no longer needed or wanted made a space where the new energy or the Divine idea could be drawn into just by the nature of physics.  Finally with everything prepared the new manifestation shows up and it is so much more than you ever imagined.

Childbirth is not any different.  It happens from within.  The Divine seed is planted within.  It is nourished by all the good you feed it.  It grows from a Divine blueprint of DNA that contains everything required, so it is already done from the beginning.  Step by step it expands finding its way to you in a process that is sometimes euphoric or uncomfortable and yes sometimes painful.  Again the discomfort and pain is to point out what actions, ideas or behaviors need to be eliminated so a perfect process can deliver a perfect outcome.  You change, the people around you change as the power of this new spirit and it’s presence is contemplated and accepted.  This is a part of the cleaning out of old mental and emotional ideas that make way for new Divine expectations and feelings.  This leads to cleaning out the house to make way for a new person with their own personality and fate.  Again a vacuum is made to assist in the emergence of this person into your life.  You act as if… buy a crib, clothes, toys, anything you believe will make this precious package happy.  And before you know it, the package in all of its wonder and glory is delivered.  Never in a routine way, but always in a way that is unique and beneficial for the lessons needed to be successful in this life for you and them.

Once you have lived the process of creation through this dynamic, you can apply it to creating anything you want in this life.  You as a mother have done it is the biggest way possible, sometimes multiple times depending on how many children you have.  This is not an etheric concept to you any longer.  You have done it first hand.  And anything you have done once you can do it again for anything you require just by remembering the experience.  You have been blessed by living the blueprint of creation.  You learned by doing and better yet without really realizing it.  It was a great wonderful, amazing life experience.  It was filled with fun, joy and more.  And now it turns out it was THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL lesson ever.  Now work it consciously to create and manifest whatever you want.  The knowing is in you.

Even if you did not physically birth a child, the process is the same.  Your Divine idea started as one of making a space in the world for another human being who needed love, nurturing, security and a home.  Everything after that develops the same way.  The nurturing, the shifing, the creating a vacuum, the process of bringing it to life.  All of it.  Creation is creation.

So you see, God gave you a leg up in the creation game.  Your willingness to bring a light into the world through your physical expression is the gift that keeps on giving if you work it.  Riches given and riches received.  Use them well and make a life of wonder for yourself and others through the powers of application with focus.  See, what you did’nt realize is that you are an expert at it already!  Now you know!

Happy Mother’s Day.

LifeWorks 101 -Tips for a More Prosperous Life #2

Make a Plan

It would be crazy to get into your car and start driving without a destination in mind. Well it is the same when it comes to living your life.  How many of you get up and just get going in the morning?  How many of you get involved in busy work but have no real focus on where it is ultimately leading you?

Busy work can make you feel successful but it does not always take you closer to where you ultimately want to be in your life.  To  do that, you have to make some decisions before you take one step or move one foot to do something. Sit down and get quiet.  Then ask yourself “What is it that I want to accomplish in my life?  What do I love and want to experience more of?  What makes me happy?”  Then listen.  Your heart knows all the answers.

Your job is to listen and write down what you hear.  Then look at what you have written.  How does it make you feel?  Your feelings are important because they are the fuel that will give you the energy to work at making those desires happen. Now work with that list and ask yourself when do you want more of those things to manifest in your life.  Now look at that.

In three simple steps you are creating the beginning of a plan to those destinations.  Now the decisions you make on a daily basis will have more impact because you will choose the ones that lead you closer to manifesting those desires.  Life is not a wild card like you may have thought before.  It is a process that unfolds in fun and joy when you know how to work it.

Make a plan today!   Don’t wait till tomorrow.  Get started now.  3 easy steps can begin a journey that will be filled with more meaningful experiences than you have ever known.

Happy Creating!

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LifeWorks 101 -Tips for a More Prosperous Life #1

Create a Vacuum

If you want more abundance in your life the first thing you have to do is be grateful for what you have.  Simple gratitude acknowledges that you are already prosperous. You draw to you how you feel.  Prosperous feelings bring more prosperity.  Wanting more prosperity is just a natural attitude that any creator holds.  Oh by the way, YOU ARE A CREATOR.  Being grateful makes you feel good.  Feeling good connects you to the energy of your heart consciousness.  New ideas of what you want to create and what you desire will start to flow.  Receive what comes… write it down. Claim it. Feel how fun it would be to have these things.

Now it time to create a vacuum.  Nature abhors a vacuum.  When one is created nature will fill it automatically.  So go through your house, your closet, your drawers, your garage.  Find the things that no longer serve you and collect them all to give them away or throw them out.  You are making a space for all those desired items.  The universe will work automatically to fill that vacuum with the list you created and have been envisioning.  Then say thank you as your bounty begins to find you in wondrous ways!

Happy Creating!

The Election is Over… What Does This Mean for Us Now?

We have an new President-Elect and it is Donald Trump.  No matter what side of the ballot box you stood on, the process has delivered a new occupant of the White House and all that brings.  We knew it could go one way or another, but that it turns out is the least of what we knew.  There was so much that was hidden and revealed about the real state of our country emotionally that was the biggest surprise showing us what we did’nt know.  Things have not changed as much as we thought.  That hurts.  The pain of exclusion is no longer hidden.  As we have worked to heal our country, worked to open the minds of our fellow Americans to the idea of inclusion, we somehow also excluded the feelings of those very people who were resistant to change.  That is what so tumultuously bubbled to the surface.

Change is required for growth.  There is no doubt about that.  President Obama was the opportunity for us to embrace change with ease and grace.  We did expand our consciousness and our picture of America has become more diverse.  In the process, the deeply rooted ideas of the old picture loosened but lingered.  Many as we have seen felt they no longer had a voice and felt excluded because they did not agree with the new ideas or picture of a Diverse and embracing America.  And that frustration came up to the surface with a vengeance.

The task now is to continue with the ideas of inclusion with new ideas of how we can work and listen to all the voices of this mighty nation and find ways to raise up together to a place of love and honor for all.  It is a serious task but there is nothing bigger than the love, wisdom and power that comes from the Divine Mind of the Universe. If we believe it is possible, the Infinite Intelligence within us will lead us to the answer.  First we have to believe.

I believe we are always moving toward good.  We have evolved over the past 240 years to the nation we are today which is filled with an abundance of good, brilliance, compassion, dignity, faith and creative power that gets less focus these days than it deserves.  My vision is one of monumentous healing created by each one of us, one day at a time.  We are all one and in my vision we clearly know, feel and love the truth of that power.  We are all children of the Creator, unique individualized expressions of love in action.

Somehow in a Divine way will come a better tomorrow for us all.  I choose to live from the Heart, moment to moment, day by day.  What about you?  Remember the vision you hold creates your world.  Do you have a vision?  Time to decide how the world you want to live in looks.   A new opportunity is upon us.

The Importance of Letting Your Intuition Be Your Guide Through The Mass Media Jungle

I was watching the Democratic National Convention on television.  When I first started watching I was viewing on one of the television network channels.  As I was watching there was a lot of commentating and the convention was the backdrop.  While watching I felt unsettled.  It was not about specific content, it occurred to me that I was not getting a real look at what was going on.  I was so moved by these thoughts that I felt compelled to look for the coverage on a different channel.  So I picked up the remote and switched over to several other networks.  I would watch respectively each channel yet the feeling persisted until I selected the direct feed from the Democratic National Convention.  The feeling I got first was that the noise level dropped.  There was just more clarity in listening directly to the individuals speaking on the platform.  I could focus my attention and my energy receptors more intently.  I got a real feel for what the participants were working to communicate.  I could make the decisions of what to believe or not to believe based on my own feelings… brought to me by my intuition.

I am at the place where my intuition trumps everything else.  I trust it.  Once I realized the difference of how I was perceiving the events at the Convention, I started to switch back and forth between the channels to observe more consciously the differences in how the Convention was being portrayed.  I was really shocked.  It was in my face how much the networks were projecting their idea of the Convention activities rather than reporting just the facts.  It was obvious they had an agenda they were seeking to project.  This is a far cry from being objective observers.  Now the question is how often is this happening across all avenues of the media.  Where are we just assuming in a blanketed kind of way that there is a more principled philosophy of integrity at play than there is?  It is obvious in some places the blatant lack of principle, but in others, not so much.  Where we feel we are safe in our assumption of responsible reporting is the problematic area.  How far we have come in letting others decide for us what is what.  I really paid attention to my feelings and I realized I had somehow slipped into a pattern while watching television of checking my intuition at the door and letting someone else paint a picture of life for me.  I thought I was more on guard than I am.  That was eye opening.  It has made me really think in a much more discerning way of where I go on autopilot as I view the news, read information on the internet and listen to the radio.  Yes we get our information from these sources.  We are living in a global world.  What is important here is the need to stay in conscious awareness of everything we let come into our psyche.  Our creative element takes that data and then creates our world.

What is in the unconscious is so powerful in that process.  We certainly do not want things we have accepted on autopilot but really don’t believe to influence the creation of our world.  This experience just demonstrates how important it is to use your intuition and your consciousness as gatekeepers in your world.  This is your responsibility.  You are the receiver of the results.  Can we ever be so relaxed that we are mindless about living moment to moment?  Absolutely not.  And is it hard?  No!  It is the natural gift we have been given as creators.  When we are clear in our decisions to live the way we desire, when we love ourselves paying attention to our needs is honoring.  This feels good.  Are we perfect at it?  No!  That is why we are here.  We are learning to be magnificent creators and the process itself is wonderful.  It generates great feeling and energy of empowerment overall.  Life rocks.

Now that I have this with new awareness about myself, I am better in this moment.  In the busyness of life I let distraction momentarily take my attention off my own upkeep.  The universe brought me back so that I will be more tenacious with everything.  I will now become more successful in my creating as I am taking more care of keeping the tone and temperature of my daily thoughts and feelings in line with my truest heart’s desire.  This through the utilization of my own powers of observation and discernment.  It is so important and necessary for all of us to keep working never to defer to the observances of others in a mindless way by listening to our intuition.  It lovingly keeps us in line with Divine wisdom and truth on a day to day, moment to moment basis.   The best part is that I am in gratitude that the universe, the Divine is always working for my highest good all the time.  It is constantly bringing me things I need when I don’t know I need them.  What a great backup system.

Why It is Important to Develop Your Intuition!

Intuition is an important part of everyday life.  Yet it is one of the most misunderstood talents and tools that we have.  Intuition is the language God uses to communicate with us.  It has its own syntax, symbols and meaning.  It is coded uniquely for each individual’s use based on their experiences, emotions and personal knowledge.  It is the key that opens your spiritual understanding of life.  It is your compass as you navigate through daily living and all it brings.  It is the link between you, the past, present and future.  It binds you to all of humanity as it is a part of the thread that connects us all together.  It really is the key to you creating a successful, rich life vs one that you randomly stumble through.

Not everyone will be called study their intuitive talents.  However, there are those of you reading this who will feel something within you that is nudging you to take action.  Start now.  Heed the messages that your spirit is sending.  If it is time for you to take control of your life and make changes, this is a good place to start.  Be assured the nudges will continue as you are always being urged by the Infinite Intelligence to make moves that will lead you to a greater good.  After all life is always moving toward good.  Start to take action and claim that good for yourself now.

If you have a heart-directed urge, follow it.  This is a huge part of the creative process.  First comes a vision or a strong sense about something that you feel is important for you to do, to say or to be.  Second, you start receiving ideas and “urges” to do specific things to make that desire manifest.  This is your intuition at work and if you are wise enough or aware enough to be conscious of it, then it is time to consider moving from the realm of random experiences into controlled expression.  When you consciously put yourself into the driver’s seat of your intuitive vehicle, your life will take many turns toward increased prosperity and fulfillment.  Our intuition is the road map that leads us to an amazing life.  Let it lead you to a Divinely determined destination.

My Intuitive Development series will give you a guided tour of the Intuitive Realm and school you on all aspects of being adept at using this talent.  It is so much more than anything considered woo woo.  It is a teaching of the foundational pieces of life that are necessary for you to come into the power of being a dynamic, creative and healed individual.  The series begins this fall.  Are you listening to your urges right now and do you have the courage to follow them?  I hope so.

 

No Matter What, Focus Only On Love

Love is the only thing that is real. We can forget that after the violence of this past week.  Senseless shootings and death have captured the headlines.  Heightened levels of violence, graphically visualized is overwhelming us.  Our senses are responding with various emotions to help us cope.  Fear, sadness, anger, rage, and depression could consume us and lead us to thoughts and feelings of hopelessness, and playing the blame game.  Our fears when focused on lead to worry and a need for “justice.”  It is in these moments that we need to remember we are responsible for our world and the way we see it no matter what is happening outside of us.  If what we focus on expands, and it does, then I choose to focus on love.  In every tragedy are the seeds of opportunity.  The opportunity to choose a vision of the opposite of the tragedy.  The opportunity to see the world as a beautiful place filled with people who love fully and live in the integrity of that love.  The shootings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge and Dallas are demonstrations of the worst aspects and actions of human beings.  However there are also visible in plain daylight, actions of love that we can focus on that showcase the best of humanity.  As I was watching the news there was a photo of the hospital personnel lined up arm to arm giving a private moment to two police officers being wheeled in on stretchers.  A spontaneous moment of love, honor and respect for another human being in time of need.  There have been so many interviews in these last two days of people speaking from their hearts with words steeped in love and compassion calling for peace and and end to violence.  When we focus on love we will not be pulled apart we will moved through universal connection to unify focusing on our similarities.

What is real is love.  It is our birthright.  It is the only energy that is real.  It is higher in vibration than any other energy and when used with focus and purpose, it shifts any situation in undeniable ways to reflect itself.  It is the energy that emits naturally from our soul and will expand if we don’t submit to ideas and feelings that deter it’s expression.  It will move us to receive and create from miraculous ideas all nature of things, programs, systems, machinery, tools, processes that will heal us, entertain us, elevate our perspective about life and each other.  It will entice us to create the most beautiful and useful works that will engage us in making life better for all humanity.  It is the greatest gift the Divine has given us.  To experience its power, we must put it first above all other thoughts and ideas staying consciously focused on our vision of it.  This is work.  It is a part of the practice of mindfulness, controlling our thoughts, not letting them control us.  When there is consistency in your action of focusing on live, it will expand to impact all aspects of your life.  This brings about the natural prosperity we were all meant to have.  Good relationships, perfect health,  personal fulfillment, wealth and a unique and defined purpose that only we can live from.

So these sad, scary situations create the opportunity for us to practice staying in love and focused on love.  The more we flex our muscles to focus only on love, the more we shift our personal energies, then our community energies then the energies of the nation, world and universe.  It is all done one moment, one hour, one day at a time.  These acts of violence are senseless but we can use them to become instruments of love, calling forth our true nature and living authentically being who we truly are from the center of our being.  It is surely my focus.  I invite you to stand with me and invite others along for this ride of a lifetime!  Miracles can happen.  You are the source!

Emotions can make things messy? Or do they, hmmm?

Have you ever been told you are too emotional?  How about being told you are emotionless?  Too needy?  Maybe too aloof?  What do you think?  Are you in control of your emotions or do they control you?  Better yet are you even in touch with your emotions enough to even know?

Perception is everything, and how you perceive your emotions determines the landscape of your relationships.  First with yourself and then with others.

Emotions are the most misunderstood of our human dynamics.  In our culture we have been actively taught that emotions are bad.  That we should ignore anything that makes us feel bad.  Some of us are even taught that we should ignore anything that makes us feel.  We are constantly waging internal battles to keep our emotions at bay or artificially pump them up. It keeps us off balance and adds to our uncertainty about ourselves.

Any of you who know me, know I am a passionate person.  I feel very deeply about a lot of things and I am not afraid to express it (in win win ways of course :-).  However, as I was growing up, I was criticized for that passion. “Lighten up”, “tone it down”, “don’t get so excited” are things I heard throughout the years.  It was as if being excited about things was a bad thing.  I have since learned that passion fuels creativity and creativity is the essence of life.  I love my passion and there have been many times when I have had to defend it.  All because we are so hypersensitive to feeling our emotions.  I can assure you the doors to my CENTER would not still be open without my passion.  My passion supports me energetically, intellectually and emotionally.  Yours can too!
All emotions are messengers.  They tell us what is going on in our world.  They gauge for us the safety of our situations.  They inspire our creativity.  They help us heal.  Most of all they are road maps that we need everyday as we navigate all of our life situations.  When we push them down we are ignoring one of the most efficient tools and allies that we have.

Underneath every problem in your life is a series of emotions that have been pushed down and smothered.  They did not go away, they are just building up pressure until there is too much to be contained.  At that point will come a release of some sort and all too often it is a flood or explosion that creates the opposite reaction of what we were shooting for… pain followed by a bigger mess.  Remember what you resist persists.  It complicates things instead of simplifying.  Emotions can be ignored but you will lose your chance to strengthen yourself and heal whatever is amiss. Pay now or pay bigger later.  Your choice.  I learned long ago I wanted to take the road of experiencing life in ease and grace so I made friends with my emotions.  I did that by learning to listen to the messages they bring and then making informed choices.  It is the much more empowering way.

Emotions in their free flowing form really support us in living prosperously.  Here is an example.
Did you know that fear is the emotion that supports our intuition.  Yes, that’s right.  When fear is expressing, it is telling you to stop what you are doing.  It arises to tell you there is something going on in your environment that you missed and you need to know about.  It then tells you to be still and listen.  When you do, your intuition takes over to communicate to you urges or actions that you need to take.  If you do, then you will respond in a way that will give you a positive outcome.  So you see fear is your friend, there to support you in unexpected ways.  That is when you listen!
Every emotion has a message.  Are you listening?  Or are you constantly making more issues for yourself by ignoring how you feel?  Think about it.

You no longer have to be at the mercy of your emotions, you can engage with them to make your life the powerful expression you have always desired.  I hope you will choose ease and grace like me and find the courage to be in the driver’s seat of your life.

Want to learn more?  Stay tuned for my class series, Understanding the Language of Emotions.  It is coming Fall of 2016.