The Four Dignities of a Warrior-Writer

four dignities of a warrior-writer by Melanie Lamaga

I’ve been working overtime launching The Evolution of Reptilian Handbags and Other Stories and keeping various other businesses afloat, while writing a new novel, all of which necessitated organizing my files, because my head hurts from all the different hats piled on it, like so many mattresses atop the pea, and I needed a better […] Read more »

Leah Lamb Tells Medicine Stories

Medicine stories by Leah Lamb

Wouldn’t It Be Great If You Could Rewrite, Reclaim and Recreate the Story of Your Life? This is the question posed by storyteller and activist Leah Lamb. She is launching a new old kind of storytelling project this week at www.medicinestories.com. According to the website, “A medicine story is a one-of-a-kind story designed to bring […] Read more »

Give Your Creative Self a Gift

Give Your Creative Self a Gift

Birthdays, The Daily Show, and Books of the Future It’s my birthday this week, and let me say this right off: I’m not one of those self-effacing, ‘aw shucks, doing nothing special’ types. That’s something else we could learn from 4-year olds. Bring on the cake! Bring on the Party! Pin the tail on the […] Read more »

Creating Our Dream Life – What We Can Learn from 4-Year-Olds

Creating Your Dream Life, by Melanie Lamaga, The Metaphysical Circus

Creativity and Change… Because I Want To As anyone who has been around kids knows, at a certain point around four years old their favorite phrase becomes, “Because I want to.” It got me wondering, when do we stop believing that this is reason enough? For example, a friend or family member asks you to […] Read more »

Creative Thanks Giving, Reclaim Your Holiday

illustration of article by Melanie Lamaga Creative ThanksGiving, Reclaim Your Holiday

How is Creativity Like a Turkey? Thanksgiving, gratitude comes from feeling of abundance– that you have enough and some to spare. But American culture has always been about striving to improve ourselves, which too often devolves into a bottomless desire for more, more, more. It makes me wonder if Thanksgiving is really about gratitude, or […] Read more »

Boost Your Creative Energy in 5 Minutes

Punta Banda, Baja California, Mexico,

Are You Breathing? This might sound like a strange question to ask, but in fact, deep breathing is one of the most important things we can do to nurture ourselves and restore energy. If you need a quick pick-up, forget about coffee or those 5 hour energy drinks. If you straighten your spine and just […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 5

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Abundance is Already Yours. Quantum Physics teaches us that linear time is an illusion. Many on the cutting edge of science, as well as those in the areas of metaphysics and religion, say that everything that ever happened or will happen is still happening. Hugh Everett’s Many Worlds interpretation posits, in a nutshell, that anything […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 4

Amber Dawn Yoga on the beach in Baja California Punta Banda Mexico

Be a Love Warrior. Another great way to attract abundance is to spread some love around, whether to the world, your community, your tribe, or the homeless guy on the corner. Not begrudgingly, because it’s your job, or your kid, or you’ve been programmed that such and such is the right thing to do. What’s […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 3

San Ignacio kids

Connect with Your Tribe It’s been a week since I started writing about attracting abundance. It started as emails to just a few friends, because I want to see them prosper in body and spirit. It was not on this blog, because I hadn’t started it yet. Then we decided to visualize and pray for […] Read more »

Attracting Abundance, Part 2

Mexican God statue

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy? Five ways we block our own abundance.   1.) You’re simply in the habit of vibrating on the level of lack, want, frustration, etc. If this is the case, the daily visualization in part 1 should help you change your vibration, once you really tap into that feeling of […] Read more »