Life in Costa Rica – Budget Style

Life in Costa Rica – Budget Style

Sometimes I wonder if I woke up in heaven. Here we are in this little coffee-growing pueblo of San Agustin in the mountains overlooking the General Valley of Perez Zeledon, three hours south of San Jose, and an hour bus ride to the sweet city of San Isidro. We were drawn here to stay in Finca Fruicion, a permaculture education center that is growing an intentional community on this beautiful land. In the title of this writing I say “budget”...

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Connecting with my child on the “Other Side”

Connecting with my child on the “Other Side”

It’s been almost four years since my 17-year old son Jason, my only child, died in a car accident, and I know I will never stop missing him terribly on this earth plane. I miss our laughs together, his awesome hugs, his never-ceasing creativity, listening to his latest music composition, checking out his latest digital photo art, celebrating every stage of his life, and just hanging together.  I feel so much for other parents who lose...

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Sacred Myst CD

Sacred Myst CD

I’m excited to announce the completion of my first solo CD “Sacred Myst”!  It is available at CDBaby at http://cdbaby.com/cd/vyolamyst and you can listen to samples of the tracks there. There will be a CD Release Party in Ashland, Oregon May-June 2013 when I return from Costa Rica. The process of recording this CD was done with sacred intention. I dedicate this to my late son Jason Foster, a talented musician and composer who has...

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Love, Freedom, and Ascension

Love, Freedom, and Ascension

You are love. That’s all you are. If you think you are somebody other than that, then it’s time to reassess and rediscover who you are. 2012 is a good time to do this! Spiritual teachers tell us we are nothing, and we are everything. We lose our mind trying to figure that one out, and – guess what, losing our mind is the goal! If we surrender all our beliefs, all our judgments, all our fears, then there is nothing left but love. That’s...

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The New Formless Era

The New Formless Era

The Mayan calendar ended 10/28/11. Now what? The end of an era based on form (structure, predictability, systems, focus on the physical) has brought on confusion and fear, with predictions of major catastrophes. I do believe it is the end of life as we know it. I also believe it is the beginning of a much better life for all, if we are ready to embrace the change. Going beyond form is hard to imagine, and therefore many of us don’t want to....

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How We Manifest

How We Manifest

Our power to manifest has always been a passionate path of study and practice for me. I’ve concluded that there are many ways to create what we want in our lives, and the core of any process is FEELING. When we fully feel what it feels like to have the reality we want to create, with no doubts or fears, then we have the power to manifest this reality. So, how do we fully feel this, and how do we remove doubts and fears, especially if we...

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Manifesting with Jason

Manifesting with Jason

The concept of manifesting, i.e. creating what we want in our lives, has been a key research subject of mine for many years. I led groups on goal setting and manifesting, using the term “Flow work”. I have been trusting that I would get my needs met, and I have manifested this and more. Upon reflection, it seems that my trust in the universe became more solid after my son Jason was born; I now do not believe that is a coincidence.  Jason...

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Dealing with Loss and Change

Dealing with Loss and Change

We are experiencing great change. We as a planet our evolving at an accelerated pace. It can be overwhelming at times to everyone until we trust that everything works out and that we are One.   Breathe deeply and resonate with these messages: ♥  Grieve the passage of the old. Be grateful for what you have received and allow the letting go, to make way for the new. ♥  Focus your awareness on what you want to create, and what that feels...

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Michelle Herrera Foster

Michelle Herrera Foster

Michelle Herrera Foster, Ph.D. is a spiritual counselor and channeler, Reiki master, Avatar Wizard, violist, sound healer, and Goddess Temple Melissa. She sings and plays viola in sacred music and sound healing ensembles. Having written a book about her spiritual evolution since the loss of her teenage son, Michelle is called to assist others in bereavement and in manifesting what we want to create in our lives. She and her partner Kule live in...

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Message 40 – Give to Others – 1/11

“Give to Others as You Gave to Me” The bus climbed up the switchbacks of the Central Valley in Costa Rica, wrapped in a slight chill from the cloudy mist. I was listening to Jason’s favorite music when we rounded the bend and I fell into awe. It was so beautiful. I immediately knew something was going to happen here. I looked at Kule and he looked back with wide eyes and with the same knowing. As I gazed over the lush green valley and...

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