Wednesday, March 18, 2020

9 Free Resources to Celebrate Your Daily Sunrise

“Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise.”
~Victor Hugo

You may be experiencing the “darkest night” and rightly so with the news’ bombardment of everything COVID-19. I, too, know these moments.

That’s why upon waking with a writer’s mind, I meditated in the Theta state. The answer to the question, “What do I need to know now for my best and Highest good was:

 “Be a channel; be of sacred service. Don't try to be the superstar or media darling.”

Ego immediately woke up with the disturbing thoughts of “No way! You can teach writing classes online or offer Facebook Live’s. This is your time to shine!”
True. I could.
In 2014 I taught ten online courses long before the boom of online courses.
But not now. 
Not today.

Instead, when I told Ego, “Thanks, but no thanks; you can go away now,” the memories returned of a conversation in 2008 with the Incan shaman, Don Jorge Luis Delgado. We both served as co-leaders for a weeklong church trip in his native Peru.

Puerta de Aramu Muru, Peru
On the last day with our group of 32,  Don Jorge and I sat on a stone bench in silence observing everyone, one by one, spend quiet time facing the Puerta de ArmaMuru, a stone portal; it was an unusual place that he discovered as a “Star Gate” years earlier.  

Whispering, Delgado turned to me and asked if I knew my purpose. 

“No,” I replied out of curiosity to hear what he thought the answer might be.

He bestowed the title of “chacaruna" --a bridge keeper--on me with the challenge of helping people express their authentic power and messages. He then pulled out a majestic, ebony condor feather from his shamanic fan with a jeweled, silver hilt saying, “This is for you.”
Shaman, author, and entrepreneur, Don Jorge Luis Delgado
Yes, right now it might feel dark outside and maybe inside your thoughts--and you can choose to enjoy this time of staying at home, self-isolating, shuttering-in-place, and self-quarantining.

With Delgado's inspiring declaration, I delight today in being a "chacaruna" --a bridge person--to connect you with these resources. Please remember that there’s always a sunrise coming your way! 

(Please add any additional free resources in the comments from you or others.)

·       1) Join me! Hearts Helping Humanity -- a Facebook group that grew to 2.6 thousand members in 48 hours! It was created by Sunny Dawn Johnston (who I know and trust) to bring people together that are now in need because of the global pandemic. They are a community where people can express their love of each other in several ways being one or more of the following: Receiver (You need help!); Giver (You can put boots on the ground to assist those who can’t go out.); Donator (You can give a monetary gift of any size and/or; I am a lighthouse (You can offer prayers, encouragement, support).  

·         2) 20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids

·        3) Here Are 450 Ivy League Courses You Can Take Online Right Now for Free 

·          4) National Trust to Open Parklands for Free During Coronavirus Social Distancing Period

·        5) 2,500 Museums You Can Visit Virtually

·       6)  Download Free Coloring Books from 113 Museums

·          7) NASA Makes Their Entire Media Library Publicly Accessible and Copyright Free

·        8) Coloring Book, also known as color by number, paint by number, painting by number, is the best way to blow your stress away! Discover tons of *free* coloring pages to create your own artworks now. Relax and happy coloring!

·       9)  Free online Buddhist Summit, March 25-29, In the Footsteps of Thich Nhat Hanh-Cultivate joy and transform suffering from leading teachers

The condor feather, a gift from Don Jorge Luis Delgado

Let’s stay connected!
Lore (like ‘story’) Raymond 

Transformational Author & Thought Leader I Development Editor I Teacher
I would love that! 
Here’s how:
* Check out Lore’s Amazon Authors Page with nine books, five of which are #1 Amazon International bestsellers and; Lore Raymond, Author, Book Startup & Message Mentor
Join the Writer’s VisionQuest, free, dynamic private Facebook group for women writers to “take your words somewhere brilliant.”
* Enjoy reading Women as Visionaries with Lore Raymond featuring daily inspiration about sHeroes from around the globe!


  1. This feather is a magnificent gift, showing the size and beauty of a creature at home in the sky but whose purpose is to cleanse the earth of the dead


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