Greenleaf Happenings September 2017 – A New Bridge


Up and down and around, around…. Yes, we are still moving through intense and wondrous changes. For some, the highs get higher and the lows get lower. This is the way of transformation. The past is always disintegrating to make way for what is possible. The further we go, the clearer our sight as we experience the blessings coming through the new pathways that continue to open. A new Bridge is forming in September that will take us deeper and further than we have ever been; into a reality our hearts know and our mind is preparing to grasp.

Past & Future

We have entered a 19 Universal month. This is a karmic number that reflects the need to transform the ego’s ideas surrounding power and its abuses. When this number shows up, it is saying “it is time to stand in your True Power…within You.”

The 19 is then reduced to a 10 in numerology, by adding the 1 and 9 together. 10 means you are beginning a new cycle (1=beginning, 0= a cycle). Interestingly, the 9th month of September represents the ending of the old and the prelude to a new cycle opening. This is in sync with the astrological happenings from August that opened all the closets and hidden places, where we stuffed old unresolved issues.

August brought the new energy signatures of our future into our existence, but it also dislodged all that does not fit this very new future. The August 21st Solar Eclipse has been called a “Reset” for good reason – it brought us into the Center of Infinity. A point at which time did not exist – suspended, we were severed from our past and connected to our future in a new way. This future is one that is shared by all, and united to all.

This set in motion the revealing of the past that imprisoned us – on a greater scale than ever before. The Eclipse doorway we have entered is a 6 month initiation, healing and connection to the Fire of Creation that exists within. The August 21st Solar Eclipse severed who we thought we were and aligned us with the Powerful Being of Creation we truly are. This is why some people feel very confused.

From this point forward – everything within your reality will be in question. For many, you will feel like you are literally in the Twilight Zone. For those consciously awakening and doing their inner work, it will be what you have been waiting for – a clearer path and abundant opportunities. It all depends on where you are with your awakening – resisting or embracing.

If you have consciously tended to your internal healing, while choosing and working toward your True Heritage and Power, you will be in great shape. You will also be able to experience and understand a greater degree of the high frequencies and intelligence, now present.

However, if you’ve been resisting, hiding or choosing to hold onto your additions to your victim roles, you will have a very difficult time.  There will be multiple opportunities to get with the awakening program, but you will have to work hard.

No matter where you are in the process, everyone’s physical body and mind is changing. In order for our physical self to embody these high frequencies, we are being rewired. It is an energetic expansion process that enables us to function in these new energies.

Many are finding it hard to focus, as countless ideas are entering their mind at the same time. Our mind is being restructured so that our capacity to take in more pieces of information can happen. It is part of the Soul embodiment taking place. Our Soul has advanced abilities that are being integrated according to our ability to accept these changes. Our entire body is going through the same thing. This is why sometimes you feel very tired and hungry – the body needs extra fuel and rest during this time. You will feel swings of high elation as you feel your expanded truth and now future, then lows of sadness and pain as the past leaves you. You may also experience moments where you will have brilliant ideas come to you and you will feel indomitable. Other times, you may not be able to remember what year this is, let alone which direction to go. These ups and downs will level off, so don’t panic – you are not going crazy. This is a time to pay attention, be compassionate and honor what your body and mind needs day to day.

Autumn Equinox – A New Bridge

September 22nd, catapults us onto a New and very Sacred Bridge. From this vantage point, you will be able to sense and see your new reality in ways you could not before. As long as you do not focus on your past traumas, and keep your focus forward – you will advance. I am not telling you to deny your painful past; I am telling you to stop allowing it to define you. The past must be honored for the wisdom and healing it was intended to provide. The past is what brought you to the possibilities that are now before you. You honor the past by letting it go.

It is now time to retrain your brain; to focus forward through the guidance of the internal pathway and Wisdom within your Heart.


Thursdays 7 – 9 pm


Beginning October 5th, there will be a weekly gathering every Thursday. This gathering is intended to assist members with understanding the energies and stages of their awakening. This group is also a way for participants to share their new thoughts and ideas they wish to bring into their new reality so that together as a group we can support, encourage and assist one another in forming a new reality together. Information Link

Creating Your Reality Class Series

Each class is $26.00

Due to the nature of our changing reality, it is important to understand the energies of which Creation responds. Beginning October 23rd, I will teach one series every 4 weeks, concluding March 5th. There are 6 parts or classes in this series. Perfect timing as we conclude what many call the “Fire Walk” which began on August 21st with the Solar Eclipse and ends 6 months later on February 15th with a mirror Solar Eclipse.  Class Series Information Link

Each class will be 6:30 – 9:00 pm on Monday evenings:

  • Class I ~ October 23, 2017
  • Class II ~ November 20, 2017
  • Class III ~ December 11, 2017 (3rd week due to schedule conflict)
  • Class IV ~ January 8, 2018
  • Class V ~ February 5, 2018
  • Class VI ~ March 5, 2018

Session Offer!

During these intense times of change, I am offering a 25% discount toward Transformational Coaching/Spiritual Guidance or Energetic Healing for sessions purchased during the month of September.  Information Link

In Closing

Everything our hearts have wished is on the way. Connecting, sharing and joining forces with those of like mind and heart will become our natural way to being. There are still many difficult energies out there and people who refuse to conform their dependency on them, so be mindful, compassionate and forgiving. Look for those who are loving, expanding Souls, for these are the individuals who will recognize your brilliance and amplify what is possible for all.

I wish you an abundance of all that reflects the beauty and wonder you hold within.

Much Love,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf


Greenleaf Happenings August 2017 ~ Magical Opportunities!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry about my lack of “Inspirations” and the Newsletter I couldn’t get out last month! For the last 4 months, I’ve been working day and night to birth the All Things Wellness Expo! My partners and I were involved in every aspect of this project as it consumed us. However, I feel it was a great success! The magic was evident within the connections made between the guests and vendors! The goal for this Expo has been connection – uniting the community with the practitioners that are so close, yet unknown.  This created a doorway of curiosity and hope; that much more exists beyond the traditional ways of the past.

I am back on track and ready to move forward…are you? Tapping into the Creative Field helped me organized and discover new ideas to expand, solidify and ground some amazing things for the community and myself. My vision for Greenleaf Healing has grown as well as off shoots and community based projects are coming into view. I will share more as they unfold.

It’s going to be a very busy month for everyone! The Universal Energies are opening many opportunities for healing, connection and growth in every way possible!  Get ready to move! We have a lineup of celestial events throughout the month, which are opening many opportunities for everyone! Eclipses, Kites and the Lions Gate – oh my!

Cranking Up!

Can you feel it? The high frequencies of Love, Light, and Creation Energies have expanded in so many wonderful ways! If you are tuning “Inward,” you know what I am talking about. If you are tuning “outward” you might say…what?!? That’s because the old outer world of the ego is experiencing an increase of chaos, due to the high frequencies of Loving energies now present.

Our two realities are unmistakable and powerful in their unique ways. Our Inner Reality is in tune with our Soul or Authentic Self, as well as the United Body of Creation or the Universe. We are at a level that is demanding our response, inherent responsibility and creative genius to consciously create and evolve – in every way.

Those not wanting to deal with their awakening consciousness are increasingly bombarded with everything they are trying to deny or run from – which is; their intrinsic responsibility linked to their internal truth.

Everyone is affected by the Divine Streams of higher frequencies, flooding our planet. These Divine frequencies are in tune with our Soul’s Light/Love. This naturally draws up anything that vibrates lower than each individuals Highest and most Loving Truth. This is similar to a magnet that is attracting or directing our dense ego programming out of hiding. The egos outdated behaviors, feelings, beliefs and traumas are brought to the surface so they may be seen and finally dealt with. This is the way of healing. Energy cannot be destroyed, it must be transformed. This is the way we move forward, and the Way to our Destiny.

There will be another increase of endings and beginnings, as everything moves in waves, ebbs and flows. The need to finally speak up, step up and move is on the rise!  Be open to the changes around you!

Lions Gate and Eclipses!

Every year on August 8, Earth is lined up with our Galactic Center or the Heart of Creation and the star Sirius. This time is called the Lions Gate. This is an alignment of our higher, divine knowledge strength and creativity. Divinely inspired ideas and energies flood the planet as well as our hearts, if we let them in.

This year, the Lions Gate peak (8/8) will be on the heels of the August 7th Aquarius Lunar eclipse. This will spark a great deal of conflict or creativity, depending upon where your focus is. Then we have a total Solar Eclipse on August 21st. These are all gateways into new beginnings!

We also have a record breaking 4 Kites astrologically this month. Kites are blessings that help us rise above adversity; see a higher view, while also grounding and balancing.

For more information, please refer to the excellent articles from:

Forever Conscious (Lions Gate)  

Conscious Community (Cosmic Events)



I have also been writing for Conscious Community Magazine and loving it! The new publisher of the magazine is effectively lining up this community source toward the direction of enhanced and widespread awakening that is rising. I feel so blessed to have even a small part in this amazing process!

I was so busy, I did not share July’s article called “The Process of Consciousness.” The August issue is my personal favorite “The Evolving Nature of Consciousness.”

Here are the links to both:

The Process of Consciousness

The Evolving Nature of Consciousness


Practical Application

This month will be a whirl wind of activity. There will be many opportunities for each and every one of you!

  • If you have your goals set – go for it!
    • Be observant of the opportunities that are knocking – seen and unseen!
    • Be discerning; if it feels right, then tune into the excitement, joy and passion within your heart and take that leap of faith.
  • If you are looking for change and direction – be open and observant
    • Ask your Higher Self, Guides and Angels for assistance.
    • Open an internal dialog as you bring your focus into your Heart.
  • If looking for healing – embrace these energies!
    • Surrender to the healing energies that are also flooding the Earth.
    • Surrender to Creations Flow by opening your heart and mind to the possibilities you are not aware of.

Breath – Help is Here!

I’m giving you an exercise to embrace and/or cope with the disturbances that may rise due to the High Vibes surrounding us:

  1. Make some ME time for this exercise.
  2. Light a candle and see the Flame as a reflection of the Creative Light and Power within you, your True Self.
  3. See or imagine this Flame connecting to the beautiful energies of opportunity now flooding this earth.
  4. Energetically, bring this Flame of Connected Reflection into your Heart Space.
  5. Tune into this Flame that is now within your Heart. Embrace this Flame.
  6. See yourself become One with this Flame.
  7. Say, “I release to the Flame all that is preventing my joy and destiny from taking form; I do this in accordance with my Highest Good.”
  8. Surrender yourself to the Flame.
  9. Make a declaration or commitment toward your goals or your best self.
  10. Make a commitment to heal all within yourself that stands in the way of these goals.
  11. Ask the Flame to inform you about your Divine Soul’s Truth.
  12. Stay with this connection about your Truth for as long as you wish.
  13. Ground this Truth firmly into your heart, body and mind.
  14. Say “YES! This is my new Reality!”

Next, when you feel you are in a balanced and grounded state, you can practice Self Mastery. To Master the self/Self you become the Magician who is in control of themselves (impulses, emotions, etc) and can consciously bring new form into their reality.

  1. Ground and Balance yourself.
  2. Be fully Centered within your Heart.
  3. Call upon your Spirit Guides and Angels for assistance if needed.
  4. Say “I choose to embody the Wisdom, Power & Presence of my Soul.”
  5. Open yourself to the divine, high frequencies you sense around you.
  6. Reach out to accept the magical opportunities and energies swirling around you.
  7. Pull these opportunities and your focus into your body and heart to ground and balance them within yourself.

This is how you can bring both of your worlds together – by becoming the bridge for them, and then bringing them into peace and balance within you. Then, If you are connected to your heart and soul, rather than your ego, you will be able to produce the physical form these divine energies can take.

Inspiration & Ideas Unleashed!

Due to the flood of ideas and opportunities, do not focus on the finite details at this time. Instead, think big and draw your blueprints or list the ideas that are coming into view. Put all your ideas on something like a bulletin board. Then, when the energy lessens, move these ideas around and see how they all fit together. Allow for them to expand and communicate some of the details to you. Remember, everything is energy, and energy is intelligence that is in a constant state of evolving. This is why it is important to allow the energy/idea to inform you, rather than the limited knowledge of your mind. Your mind eventually catches up, if you stay focused in your heart and your hearts ability to decipher the intelligence within the divine energies.

Remain open for more ideas and expansion of the self. These ideas within this energy are seeds that will grow within you. Their full expression or possibility will depend upon your willingness to expand your heart and mind. Your expansion and ability to understand the intelligence within these energies will require healing on your part. Every box within your mind will be reevaluated. Every concealed wound will be ripped open. All within you that stands in the way of your greatness will be revealed, so it may be healed.

I am always available to assist. Please contact me at if you wish to set up a session via phone or in person.

In Closing. . . 

It is important to honor yourself in every way this month. Self care is very important right now. Take time for introspection and reflection. Exercise or take cleansing walks in nature to help you balance the energies. Eat well, drink plenty of water and take salt baths, as you will likely purge some misalignment’s affecting your physical body.

Embrace this wonderful opportunity that is here, now. This is the moment your heart has been waiting for! Step into the courage, strength and power of the Lion, then look into the mirror and witness the brave amazing Being you truly are!

I wish you abundance in everything that makes your heart sing!

My unending Love to All of You,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf


Summer Solstice 2017

The summer solstice represents the possibilities that can permeate our world, from the inside out. This gateway into Summer is a reflection of our ability to focus upon the greatest degree of light within the self, while also residing in a reality of darkness within. This darkness is not evil – it is inert potential.  Think of this as the dark, rich and nutrient soil where we plant our seeds and wait for them to produce something beautiful and/or provide sustenance. Even though we cannot see growth take place within the darkness of the soil, we know it is happening. As long as these seeds receive nourishing rain and sun, they will produce.

It is the same process that happens within the self. When we use our Light (Authentic Source of Self) to form this dark matter of potential that is also within us, we will create something new and beautiful. What we believe in, we nurture. What we nurture creates abundance for more than one as it expands and ultimately feeds all.

This Summer Solstice, we have entered the center point of our 10 year (2+0+1+7). This symbolizes the new cycle of which we are well under way. With this, we have witnessed a large number of deaths. All are moving into this opening cycle in various ways.  Transformation takes many forms. This is the natural process of Creation. What we witness as death is a way for those who have finished their current stage in a physical sense to move to their next position. The process of releasing the physical body merely takes these individuals into their next cycle along their ongoing journey.

Just as the Sun has reached its greatest degree of Light, it is also beginning its decent into the wonders that await in the Darkness. This is the Darkness that allows us to flourish along our ongoing sojourn that never ends.

During this year’s Summer Solstice, be mindful of the seeds you are planting as well as the growth you have achieved through your own evolutionary process. What you nourish will be with you for the next 9 years. Be grateful, be mindful, be in joy and allow the Light within you to Dance.

I am dedicating this article to my dear friend Imelda Arcilla who passed from this physical plane last week. Her Light will forever shine upon those she touched. With her passing, was also a tremendous release of our past pains through the trials of our evolutionary process. Imelda is a Being of Light that helps Transform what no longer served us into something much greater. This darling and special Being we call Imelda is continuing her journey in new and evolutionary ways.  She, just as others who have left this physical plane continue to grow with us, guide us and help us remember what really matters.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf


Greenleaf Happenings June 2017 – Coming Together



It’s been a very busy spring for me. It’s all good, as wonderful projects are flourishing and opportunities abound! It’s amazing what happens, when we get out of our own way! But when we do, the flood gates begin to open. The more we let go of what was, the reality our Soul has been preparing steps in. I will speak more about this in July during my speech at the upcoming Expo!


The overall sense that continues to grow more pervasive and paramount in our reality is the need to unite. As we continue to evolve who we are and who we are becoming, we will find that cooperation and joining forces will be vital to our forward movement.

We are growing into our authentic truth, and within that truth is unity, connection, Oneness.  The only support our ego’s reality will receive is from the lower vibrating reality of which it resides. However, as our true essence emerges within each one of us, we sense that things are very different. What’s different you ask? Well, for starters we will feel the support of the Universe or Creation when we think in terms of joining talents, space and/or experience with others. We will also feel an increased surge of warmth that comes from within our heart, when we reach out to others and support them in ways that are not selfish, but feels right. If we give into to these feelings or urges without analyzing them in our mind, we will grow in ways our mind has yet to understand. The more we trust that very real feeling from within, the more we will see it take form in our outer reality.

Yes, you may have heard about the laws of creation/energy for many years, but now, there is a very thin line between understanding the concept and feeling this internal knowing of how creation works.

When we let go of what we think we know, including our judgments and need to be right – the leap forward is smaller than ever. This is because we are already within our evolved reality, but inside a little bubble that contains our old reality. This is where we witness extremes. These experiences include tremendous degrees of love and devastating experiences of an old world ending. The devastation is experienced because we are still holding on to what our mind thinks is normal and what is known.

The terror attacks are reflecting the relentless ego mind where twisted and distorted views and beliefs are surfacing for a reality check, as well as resolution and a release of what is so harmful to self and others.

It is so very important to not let your angry or fearful emotions linger. Instead, focus upon what is behind these feelings and heal them.  If you need assistance, I am available.


Tuesday, June 20 at 11:24 pm CDT we cross another threshold along our sojourn. The summer solstice is an additional doorway and opportunity to experience and feel the magic of Nature and Creation surge forth from within. When you allow these sensations to surface, hold onto that power and begin using it by directing it toward your goals. Recommit, visualize the finished result and get excited. Your passion provides tremendous fuel for the formation of your dreams.

As we begin to follow the sun in the shortening of days, we are preparing for the next stage of our journey. Still building, growing and weeding the garden of our dreams it is also important to be in the moment. Whether you are moving into the summer or winter months, it is time to begin slowing down and appreciating what we have already accomplished and our loved ones we hold dear. The reality of our Soul requires balance. This is part of the Mastery we must obtain as our manifestations show up faster and faster.

Maintaining ones balance is achieved when we remember to return to Center. Within my meditation classes, this is a common theme. To visualize this, see yourself sitting in the center of a wagon wheel. You are the hub and the spokes represent the different areas and people in your life. When we ground ourselves within the hub of our wheel of life, we feel a peace and a mastery that begins to take hold. It is important to not let these areas in your life pull you out of your hub and out of this balance. It is equally important to maintain your boundaries with the people in your life. You need time to fill yourself with the essence and music of your Soul, because it allows you to show up fully for others and for yourself.

One of my projects! I am co-sponsoring & creating this exciting event!

This is a public event for those who wish to explore various holistic alternatives towards healing on many levels. There are many paths toward truth, healing and being. This Expo provides an arena for information, exploration, education, coming together and fun.

We are providing speakers, practitioners, readers, entertainment and vendors! Looks like we are also adding Raffles! All are welcome to spend the day at this exciting event! Please sign up for updates about this expo by visiting our website:

I will be speaking from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm. The title of my presentation is “Breaking Barriers & Claiming Your Destiny!” I hope to enlighten and inspire you with my words of experience and the Knowing of my Soul, which speaks louder and louder everyday! Seating is limited, so please sign up by prepaying.


Discounts are available if you prepay for entry fees and events. Be sure to reserve your spot for the wonderful events we have lined up – seating is limited. Payment Page


We are still looking for volunteers to help us with various jobs throughout the day of the Expo. Please let me know if you are interested.

Please share this event with everyone you know! Let’s come together, let’s unite!

A Gift from Me to You:

In Closing…

This is an exciting time, if you allow it to be. Moving into our evolved reality is as simple as letting go. When we allow our Soul to step forward, we unite with this greater truth of who we really are. The only way fear can exist is if we let it. By dwelling in what was, we rob ourselves of what IS.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf, DD, ORDM, CRMT

Transformational Coach, Teacher, Speaker & Author


What is Consciousness?

This article was written for the May 2017 issue of Conscious Community Magazine

As you know, consciousness is the state of being awake or aware. However, in this article, I would like to explore the nature of our changing consciousness. This subject is a driving force within each one of us that seeks to grow, evolve and expand in ways that can be confusing, and therefore frightening. I would like to ease your worry and reassure you; something extraordinary is happening – and you are part of it.

Conscious to Unconscious to Conscious 

Everyone shifts into different stages of consciousness. For instance, most people are fully conscious when they’re born. They feel a deep and expanded connection with life that is beyond their physical confines, yet their mind hasn’t organized what they know. Eventually, this sense of knowing seems to fade away as they assimilate with the way things are within their physical reality.

Their mind begins to form its neural nets (networks), or pathways of information according to what they’re absorbing from their physical world. When this physical world is not conscious of their expanded reality, they live in an incomplete, therefore unconscious state.

These pathways of understanding within the mind are usually laden with egoic programming. The ego is who we become within our physical reality when we are not conscious. This ego or exterior personality is formulated with the beliefs and experiences of our lives, and is not conscious of the deep and expanded connection we once felt. As we conform to an unconscious world, the ego self rules our lives with its limited knowledge.

Eventually, after we’ve had enough of our ego’s experience, something deep within ourselves begins to stir. This conscious part of us begins to wake after its long nap. Just as the sun begins to peer through our curtains and blinds every morning after its sojourn through the darkness, our conscious self is also beginning to shine through the cobwebs of our mind, and stir deep remembrances within our heart.

As these remembrances begin to ignite our awakening process, our ego’s sense of consciousness is in question. So now we ask…what is consciousness?

My Experience & Understanding of Consciousness 

The course of my inward journey leads me to believe that consciousness is a state of awareness that grows and expands. This expansion occurs when we unite our consciousness with the wisdom our unconscious path provided. To be fully conscious is to be fully aware of both the spiritual realms (higher consciousness) of our existence, and the hidden, expanded Truth that is at the core of our physical experience. It is the realization that these two worlds, the conscious and unconscious are connected. As we seek to understand this connection, we expand our consciousness and our reality. This is a process of physically becoming our greater Truth. When we intentionally unite these worlds within ourselves, we grow in ways that enhance both our physical and spiritual realities.

The Process 

When I was a young child, I was in a state of expansive connection and knowing. I was able to feel and sometimes understand the unseen relationship between and within all aspects of life. I was in a natural state of communication through communion with the spiritual realms. I was continually embraced with unconditional love and complete acceptance within this force, this energy, this spirit, that was also within all things and experiences.

However, my physical reality did not support what I experienced. My need to be accepted by my family and peers caused me to distance myself from my expanded consciousness.

Then, as an adult, I craved the connection that I once knew. This drove me toward the divine embrace and expanded consciousness I experienced as a child. My inward journey to my conscious Truths began to heal everything that led me away from them. This healing process formed a path that now unites my inner and outer experiences.

Waking Together 

Everyone’s experience is unique to their path, yet shares common threads. Therefore, we can help one another, as these threads are weaved within the journey of each seeker.

I invite you to continue along this journey of exploration into what is possible. We will look at the different facets of consciousness, the stages, and how we can fully utilize this powerful experience.

I invite you to share your experiences! I want to hear about your process of awakening to your conscious states of being. Let me know about the good, the beautiful, plus the bad, and the ugly of it all. When we share, we unite. When we support, we heal. When we nurture, we grow. Let us come together and unify our hearts as we wake together as One.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf

May 2017 Greenleaf Happenings – Metamorphosis

Hello Everyone!

Oh my, it’s been a rough few weeks. Just as many of you, I have been experiencing, deep states of cleansing triggered by the flu and cold viruses. Assisting us are the planetary bodies that move us into just the right frequencies that will bring to the surface all we are unaware for this stage. Each one of us is experiencing some level of chaos because this 1 year (2+0+1+7 = 10/1) is telling us we are on a new platform. However, we can’t bring an old house into the new. Each time we enter a new cycle, we must raise our vibration on every level of our being in order to match the heightened frequency of our new space.  Sounds serious! It is, but it is also a very special and sacred time.


This current stage of transformation began 2 years ago, within our 8th year (2015) as we initiated a deeper physical reunification with our Spiritual and Soul selves in profound ways.  The 8 represents a union of two worlds or bodies of energy. Think back to this time – what was happening in your life two years ago? What choices did you make, which areas in your life did you heal or began the process? Who did you meet? Who did you release?

Also, this month represents reunification. When we add 5 (May) to 1 (2017), we get 6. This is Tiferet (6) in ancient Cabala. Tiferet is the unifier. Within the physical self, Tiferet is located within the heart. The heart is the bridge that links our Higher Selves (Spirit/Soul) and our physical selves. This is why the practice of bringing our presence within the Heart Space is so important. From the position of our heart, we are able to align with our authentic or Soul self. This is where we can consciously feel, understand and communicate with this higher aspect of Self and every aspect of Creation.


It’s important to consciously connect with the Higher aspects of Self so we many release the ego’s fear of what is happening. The fusion of our Greater Truth with our physical selves is a tenacious process. It is part of the Soul embodiment that is required for our new reality.

Challenging, confusing and painful symptoms always accompany the embodiment of a higher Soul aspect. This happens because our elevated aspects vibrate on a higher frequency, which also means the lower frequency of our physical body must rise. The new inhabiting frequency of self begins to clean house.  This transformation is being realized by all. Illnesses such as colds and flu’s are ways the body detox’s or release’s what no longer serves us. This detoxification happens on every level, including our physical, emotional and mental, even etheric bodies.

Our emotions surface as the past is released through us. Love is the only thing that is real, so all that is left within is the love created through the past; even if it was not realized at the time. This should give us a great deal of comfort as we tend to resist letting go of the past because a part of us believes we are leaving behind the special people involved.

When we allow the transformation to take place, this loving reality grows with us and helps us create the elevated reality our heart strives for through the direction of our Soul.

We can also suffer from brain fog as our mental states are being upgraded or rewired to encompass the understanding of our Soul. It is common to forget words or experience confusion as our frame of reference is being dismantled and advanced.  This is temporary.

Meeting your other aspects is also common as thought forms surface that don’t come from your current experience. It’s like there is another person inside you. Remembrances of other lives or timelines can flash through every level of your being. Again this is temporary as a union of Selves and rebalancing is also taking place.


Our growth process involves moving beyond our ego’s grasp of reality. This cleansing through detoxification and reunification on multiple levels creates the openings for us to recognize and accept new thoughts that come from the reality we are calling forth.

Every aspect of Creation is helping us. This includes the planetary bodies that align their energies and frequencies to help shake things up and move problematic issues to the surface so they may be seen. We still have a great deal of unresolved or negative beliefs and issues that must surface so they can be healed.

Currently, we have assistance from 4 planets in retro movement: Mercury (until 5/4), Jupiter (until 6/10), Saturn (until 8/26) and Pluto (until 9/29). Mercury represents our mental states – how we are wired or programmed and how we communicate them. Mercury retro brings our ego’s reasoning into question. Jupiter is our expansive nature – where are we focused? Saturn is about structure – are our foundations stable and sound? Pluto says “I will transform all of these things that wreak havoc toward the formation of your future. “


There are periods of time that are more intense and difficult than others. This is one of those times. It is important to relinquish the emotions surfacing, especially the frustration felt during these trying times. Feel what you feel and if you sense the need, access the intelligence from your feelings, then let them go. Many times you will feel a rush of emotions come over you in waves. Release your resistance and just allow the Flow of your Soul to wash them through. The more you surrender your resistance, the quicker you will feel relief. Sometimes, I will say “thank you, I release you” to the energies surfacing.

When we honor this process, see our lives as precious and our experiences necessary for our unfolding future, we move into the wisdom of our Soul.

To assist you, I am offering you a suggestion to help you rise above the chaos you may find within yourselves.

Firstly; Move into the energy of Tiferet (within your heart). Allow the Embrace of unity, compassion, balance and unconditional love of Tiferet to fill you.

Secondly; Move your focus into your heart and say:

“I chose to embrace this moment and all of the energies moving through me. I accept the dark and the light of it – for it is who I truly am. I am all of it – I am One with every aspect of Creation. I am One with my Divine Truth and my physical experience. I honor all of my experiences for they have allowed me to heal my past, grow my wisdom and understand many things I did not know before. I choose the Oneness of my Being and embrace this sacred transformation taking place within me.”

If you need assistance, my services are available to you.

Article in Conscious Community Magazine!

What Is Consciousness by Carolyn M. Greenleaf

Conscious Community published an article I wrote especially for them! Click the following link to read this article: What is Consciousness?



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We’re Having an Expo!!!!

I am proud to announce Greenleaf Healing is co-sponsoring a Mind Body Spirit Expo with Options 4 Health and Bella Medica. The name of this exciting event is All Things Wellness. Please take a look at our website and sign up for our mailing list. The website is still in process and continually being updated as we form this Expo.

What I know for sure: Dr. Darrell Weissman has agreed to be our feature speaker! I will also speak as well as Sherry LaMarche. We also lined up Michael Bettine and Al Jewer! We will have several vendors to delight, educate and provide a variety of items to purchase.

Link: All Things Wellness Expo

In Closing…

Keep in mind – the more intense the situation, the sweeter its resolve will be. Remember, we are dealing with opposites here. Everything is a flip side of a coin. Bad is good turned on its head for exploration.  Darkness is just places that have yet to open its doors to the Light within. Do not hold judgment within your body, heart or mind. Instead, go into your heart and call upon the wisdom of your Soul, for that is the only place where you will understand beyond what your mind thinks it knows.

I wish you all, Abundant Blessings of Peace, Love and Prosperity of all you hold dear.

Carolyn M. Greenleaf


Greenleaf Happenings March 2017 – Breaking Point of Liberation

March? What can I say? We’ve been up, we’ve been down, I’ve even started wearing a frown!

We’ve had an intense beginning this month as the eclipses of February’s far reach slapped us on the hinny while we tip toed into March, as we found we could not hide. Eclipses are always preparing us for something greater as we move deeper into the next stages. March; 3/2017 = 4. The energy of the number 4 is hard work and new foundations! These new foundations must now be deliberate and built upon community, connection and respect for all. However, before a new foundation is laid, the old must be dismantled, removed and transformed.

Everything is being reshaped in a myriad of ways, as we’ve been experiencing a great deal of change that is only intensifying in both joy and pain. The birth process into a new reality and creation is the most arduous process we could ever experience.  Just as we witness the joyous birth of a beautiful child – the labor of deliverance is extremely painful, yet it has within it, joy as its core. Each child born is a union of the opposites and matching components presented within his or her parents. This is what we are experiencing and birthing as individuals during an integration of all that is separate, yet also one.

Even though this is a 1 year, which represents a new cycle – it also represents the Oneness of which we are. It is also what our new cycle and reality is based upon. For this to happen – all that is separate, within and without must unite.

Polarity Integration

Some of you have heard about polarity integration. But many have not – so with this in mind, or not…from dark to light, up to down, forward then back, frustration to joy, fear to love….back and forth we go. This way, no that way, don’t forget me, love me too, peek-a-boo. Now you see me, oops, now you don’t. Can’t you find me or your way about? There I am, as are you, could it be… I am you?

This evolving reality we have been experiencing for the last 12,000+ years is based upon duality. To create a dualistic reality, there had to be opposites…polar opposites. In fact, the poles which this planet rotates upon represent our earthly energetic core in more ways than one. For instance, the pole of this earth maintains this planets polarity and unity. Each polar extreme is frozen (*symbolic of stillness with many treasures held within) and shares the same qualities in as many ways they are also different, yet forever linked – united through the core of this planet. We are also united within the core of one another as well as our expanded truth while we also hold varying degrees of perception, knowledge and wisdom.

When the poles of this earth change, you can bet we are changing too. The changes we are now experiencing is a reintegration or reunion of all that we thought was separated during our dualistic experience. The expanded *knowledge which we also separated from, as it was hidden from sight and mind is also erupting to the surface.  This is why there is a lot of movement and attention at our South Pole. Much was hidden in this region by highly evolved Beings before humanity fell into the darkness of separation and duality. The South Pole represents our base chakra – our physical reality and tribal/primal or original truths, which have been awakening.

As what was once separated, now reuniting; we are feeling, sensing, seeing many perceptions as if they are someone else’s, yet it is us who is having the experience. This uniting of separated (dualistic) energies however confusing is a fusion of sorts, yet it is not imprisonment. Each Soul who chose to experience this changing reality understood what had to take place – there was, nor ever have been force. The seemingly forceful experiences are due to karmic resolutions and healing.

New Season of Change

As everything is revealed during polarity integration, we also enter earth’s threshold to seasonal change. This month we move into the energy of birth with the Spring Equinox or its opposite Autumn Equinox, depending on where you live. Keep in mind, we are One with the Earth we call home – we reflect and are intimately connected to the changes within nature, earth, as well as ourselves. Since the seasons are opposite, according to where we live along the earth’s poles we also experience the same shift in cycles more intently as we integrate what we believe to be separate within ourselves. Within the point of separation, we also experience a union as the birth of new realizations and foundations. In addition we also release old beliefs and creations that no longer fit who we have become.

In Closing…

Our evolution is within the acceptance of all of who we are, as individuals and as the whole of humanity, earth and the universe.  When we experience the sparks of confrontation, it would benefit us greatly, to step into the stillness within, for expanded understanding of what is really happening. After all, we always have been and will forever be . . .One.

As I feel the time is right, I will continue to reveal more information regarding our polar connection and the advanced Beings associated with these regions and this part of our awakening process.

If you are in need of guidance or assistance during these trying times, please contact Carolyn via email: to arrange a session.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf

Transformational Life Coach, Teacher, Author & Speaker



Facing Your Fears

March 24, 2017, 7 – 9 pm, Cary IL

You must sign up by 3/19/17 to reserve your spot!

This class is about the fears that prevent your forward movement and the consequences of these fears. You will learn how you developed most of your fears, where they come from, what happens when you give into these fears and how you can resolve them while you reclaim the lost pieces of yourself. These lost pieces are the denied facets of you that became shrouded within your confusion, anger and fear. Information Link

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Guided Healing Meditation class  

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March Theme: Release & Renewal!

Weekly Wednesday evenings: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 @ 6 – 7 pm at Greenleaf Healing in Cary IL $11 *Sign up at

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March Theme: Release & Renewal – Journeys!

Weekly Wednesday evenings: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017 @ 7:15– 8:15 pm at Greenleaf Healing in Cary IL  $11.00 *To ensure your spot, place sign up at


I’ve added a new reading called Yearly Report. This is a window into what you are dealing with in the current year. Life Cycles Reading helps you understand the on going cycles that influence your entire life. Name Readings and Who You are in Numbers both help you with self discovery, but both have different views/layers which together can create a pretty full look into who you are. Please contact Carolyn with any questions or to schedule a reading.

Yearly Reports

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By appointment only, every 2nd & 4th Saturday and every Tuesday beginning at 12:30 pm at Options 4 Health, McHenry IL


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Who you Are in Numbers 

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Change Blog/Video 3 – Positive Action

It’s time to transform the way our ego believes change happens. Complaining about and focusing on the corruption in our world does nothing to change it. We remain the same. However, when we awaken by educating ourselves and create better solutions for our future, positive change can actually take form. By focusing our attention, energies and positive emotions toward positive change – real and lasting change will enter our lives.

As we become aware of our internal faults, we can see where and how we are defeating ourselves. In addition, we must also open our eyes to the corruption in our outer world – responsibly. Not with anger, but with a broader understanding, compassion, desire and a decision to change.

The understanding and compassion I am speaking about comes to us when we tap into our Souls Wisdom in regards to the purpose of the greed and corruption we experience. These negative situations in our lives are designed to push us to take back our power – responsibly with wisdom. The difficulties in our past and present are the obstacles we need to overcome – not by the same means as those we believe imprisoned us, but by the growth we have earned.

We as a people have grown in numerous ways. It is no longer necessary to learn about power through negative means. It is time for us to utilize the knowledge and wisdom corruption has given us. By doing so, we take back our power and accept responsibility for every aspect of our lives.

Every time we see or experience a negative situation that is harmful to ourselves or others – we must first take personal responsibility and ask ourselves “what is it within me that created this situation?” Then, we must go within the wisdom of our heart and mind and ask “what do I need to do to change this?””How am I (unconsciously or consciously) supporting or attracting this behavior?”  This change must be in the form of personal understanding and growth, plus a willingness to see what we have been afraid to witness. Then, it is time to take action.

Mirror, Mirror…

We need to look at the physical manifestation of the negativity and corruption in our outer world and ask ourselves, “What can I do to change my habits, thoughts and support of what I don’t want in my life?”

For instance, Let’s take a look at the safety and optimal quality of our food and water.

Educate yourself:

  • Do the suppliers of my food practice my internal values? Do these companies treat their employees with respect and kindness? How do they prepare this nourishment I am considering?
    • Do not believe testing paid for by the same companies you are investigating or those connected to them by special interest.
      • The information is out there – much of it has been suppressed.
      • Do not get angry – special interests groups are reflecting the ego within you, but on a much bigger scale.


  • Buy from and rally behind businesses who share your same sense of responsibility – for instance, organic and local producers and farmers.
  • Stop buying from food sources that treat their product and people in inhuman, irresponsible ways.


  • Tell your friends about your discoveries, while focusing on the healthier and positive solutions. Just as deeper truths are exposed to you through your outer world’s reflections – do the same for those who are not aligned with what is healthy and positive. This informs others, while holding the perpetrators accountable and gives them a chance to change their ways and change the course of their future.

Group Gatherings & Voices

Sharing our positive discoveries is great! However, it is important to be mindful so that anger or negative behavior does not pollute the positive message and momentum.

For instance:

  • Marches & Campaigns should be peaceful and shouldn’t be against something or someone; instead, they should be in support of something – positive principles – a focus on the desired outcome.
    • Ex: March for equality, peace, love, health and the right to experience the freedom to choose the best quality of life. Positive solutions without judgment or attacks against someone or something.
  • Protests – the energy or sense behind protests is a complaint against something. This is only feeding what you do not what.

Transformative Ally

Remember, bullies and bad guys exist because we are not standing in our true power. Negative people and situations are brought to us to help us realize how strong and brilliant we really are. There have never been any true enemies, only individuals we attracted into our lives who could create the negative situations we needed – to grow.

I have found it helpful to grow my appreciation and gratitude toward those who have provided me with some very harsh lessons. They helped me to realize and step into my strength and mastery. After all, we are One.

In Closing…

We are in the center of tremendous change through the turmoil that seems to be all around us. Remember, this turmoil is the fuel we need to move us in a better direction. Let’s not waste this opportunity on pettiness and drudging up the past angers and differences. Let’s hold ourselves accountable, unite with our neighbors, share our dreams and ideas and create a beautiful world – together.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf

Resources & Information

Woody Harrelson – Support Clean foods and Responsible Business:

Have you ever considered that your spending has the power to change the world for the better – however small your purchase? Hollywood actor Woody Harrelson has a message for the world.”

Mr. Harrelson has a great message for everyone in this short You Tube video.


Leonardo DiCaprio – is also an environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace:

Mr. DiCaprio’s research is now a movie called “Before the Flood”

Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.” (movie trailer)

I encourage you to visit the website to learn more about the discoveries made, including solutions that are available.



Greenleaf Happenings February 2017 – Birth Canal

Oh My! Is this really happening? Again? When will it end?!

Many of you may be asking these questions as uncomfortable feelings and situations have been surfacing for the past few weeks. We have been moving through a massive purging – one that effected me to the point of not being able to connect well enough to write. Hence this late newsletter and absence of my Inspirational quotes. After all, I am also having a human experience, walking through these changes with you, as all Teachers do.

When one cycle ends and another begins there is always an overlapping that forces us to release what no longer serves us as we also taste the sweetness of our new home. In a way, we are in a birth canal, experiencing the labor pains that are squeezing and pushing us from all sides.

He Said – She Said What?!#

As usual, major events are designed to trigger these responses and produce upheaval within the deepest recess of our psyche. This time, it was the election. The anger and a whole slew of other emotions and deep ancient memories woke up. The divisive nature of the US election reflected the moments where the roots of separation formed as a whole (from our state of Oneness) and as individuals. With it came tentacles of fear that created self doubts, confusion and anger.

This has created an excavation within every cell of our physical body as the densest of our yesteryears are rooted out and the Light of our Soul fills the empty cavities. Into the bone we go so we may transform our physical body to match our new reality of higher frequency and being.

As with all cleansings, one level affects all the rest. The changes on our physical level begin a chain reaction into our etheric, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of self and vise versa. What happens to one aspect of us, affects all.

As we are at the threshold of a grand experience opening for us, we also have to move through this anger, fear, pain and memories that kept us from our greater truth so we may now move into the New Cycle now open to us.


Last night, I decided to take a shamanic journey to ascertain some answers to the overload of negative emotions I was experiencing.   In this journey, I came face to face with a large hooded serpent that was similar to my size.  There was no fear, rather an acceptance of what was and what will always be. I then swallowed the entire serpent – a reunion of what was once separated. The serpent is an ancient teacher of great wisdom. However, when we created this dualistic/ego based reality, our Divine Truths became distorted as the experience of separation took place. Everything we fear now becomes our salvation. When we stop running and realize – we are one. The separated sense of self is our own doing, as we believed the ego’s view of the dualistic world we also created.

As we are moving through this immense healing stage, it is helpful to remember – we are One. Everything, everyone we have an issue with, we must awaken and heal these divisions. It is helpful to repeat this phrase “I am you, you are me.” Saying this has helped me move past my own egos judgment or need to condemn.

We have been coming full circle for many years, through karmic cleansings, tremendous purging of the past, recalibrating as we move deeper into our Awakening. The Universe has communicated through various forms, channels and teachers what was happening. Now, there is no more time to run and hide from the internal healing that must take place. Everything has been churned up so that we can see it, feel it and realize “I must resolve and heal this now.” We cannot take the low vibrating thoughts, beliefs and wounds of the past into the enhanced and brilliant reality we’ve been moving toward.

The old Souls who have been healing not only their own family (Soul & physical) lineages, are also healing multiple levels of humanities past, nature’s wounds and the residuals that permeate our planet. It is a bombardment of emotions, thoughts, memories and physical pain as the cells of our physical body and earth’s body releases everything holding us down. All ego densities have to go. For this, we must stop running, ignoring or suppressing all this “stuff” that’s surfacing. This chaos is the dismantling of everything that has held us to the old reality.

Eclipses of Salvation!

We are about to experience some divine and astrological assistance.   February 10, 2017 at 4:34 -8:53 pm CDT we will experience a very powerful and beneficial Lunar Eclipse in Leo’s Full Moon.

The alignment of planets during this Eclipse forms a Pentagram within a Rectangle. This will assist our internal cleansings on every level of our being as we enter this gateway and stand in the Fires of Leo’s domain. Courage will be rewarded as we release our resistance toward healing our internal divisions and transform what no longer serves us.

It is important to keep our eyes on the prize during this time. Our dreams are waiting for us, but we have to be willing to let go – completely so we may fall apart only to be reassembled like a new, upgraded version of who we are ready to be.

For more information about the Lunar Eclipse, you may wish to read: Lunar Eclipse 10 February 2017 Practical Magic by Jamie Partridge

We also have a New Moon Solar eclipse in Pisces on February 26, 2017. Pisces is the 12th house of the zodiac of Unity and Christ Consciousness. This energy moves us into a higher enlightened state of being and perception. What a wonderful way to begin our new line up of eclipses as we also step into a physical reality that will increasingly resemble the reflection of our Heart & Soul.


The Trinity of You

February 24, 2017 @ 7-9 pm

In this class, we will discuss the Masculine and Feminine aspects of self – their importance, functions and energetic components that create or block our abundance and balance. We will also utilize the information about the Inner Child, which is the unifying component. You will discover what happens when this union or Trinity takes place. More Information

This class will finish up the series upon which my book “Re-Entering Eden” is based upon.


Mediation & Ascension Hour

Weekly Wednesdays @ 6-8 pm in Cary IL

(Meditation only) Every first Friday @ 7-8 at Options 4 Health in McHenry

These valuable classes help individuals reconnect, ground and heal in a number of ways. Always educational, compassionate and supportive of each students path.

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You must sign up before attending these classes.

In closing…

Every aspect and level of the Universe is on our side – helping us in every way. It’s difficult to believe this when we are in the mists of pain, but that is precisely the time when we are being cradled in the loving arms of Creation.

As always, I am available to assist you through coaching, counseling, energetic healing and readings. I know how important understanding and support are during these times of turmoil – I am here for you.

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf



Change Series – 2 Responsibility of Change


There is a great deal to learn from the experience of duality, as expressed in my book Re-Entering Eden. Within a dualistic reality, we have the opportunity to experience much diversity, leading to tremendous internal and external growth. However, humanity has experienced the negative side of this dualistic opportunity for far too long. Our history has developed a very divisive reality in many cases. This divisiveness often blossoms into corruption in all its forms.

The height of these negative experiences is reflected in events such as the recent Presidential election in the US and all contested elections and battles for power around the world. As these events happen, we are then left to wonder – what happened to create such a bitter atmosphere or a sense of complete powerless toward affecting your outer reality?

Nevertheless, if we look at what this divisiveness created, we can utilize the wisdom it also offers. It is this wisdom that we must now develop, so we can create positive solutions. Divisiveness is ultimately designed to inspire positive change and unity.

Focus Forward

The only way for positive changes to take place, is by focusing on the form its transformation will make. We must keep our eyes on the prize. We must get our crayons out and create a whole new picture or blueprint of how this change will look and act. Then, we must focus on it and believe in its fruition.

“Where your attention goes, energy Flows.”

We’ve all heard this phrase. It means we are creative Beings who are forming our reality, in every moment.  Everything is energy – our thoughts, emotions, beliefs and our actions. This tells us – when we focus and complain about the crummy leadership in our lives without creating positive solutions, we recreate them again and again – as we play the victim. Blaming others does not solve problems. The only way for positive change to happen, is by taking full responsibility for the changes we can make today.

Changing Leadership

As I mentioned in the last video, the Orcas Wisdom says we must heal and unite our own internal dualistic nature, if we wish to live in a peaceful and unified world…

Let’s take a look at the political scene, which is in a great deal of turmoil. This turmoil is telling us…everything is in a state of change. This turmoil represents the chaos that precedes new form. We now have the opportunity through this chaos to transform the integrity of “Leadership” into its most virtuous intent.

So, how do we do this? It’s time to ask ourselves this question while we stand in the center of our internal chaos: If our outer world is a reflection of our inner world, then what within the self is divisive and corrupt? We must ask ourselves: “Am I being responsible for the direction I am taking in my life, or am I allowing others to direct my choices? Am I blaming others for these choices? Am I taking choice away from myself or others? What am I not willing to see or admit to myself? Where have I refused to take the responsibility of leadership toward my own life choices? When have I used others to do the things that I am responsible for? Am I fighting against myself and my own nature? Am I leading or living my life to the best of my ability?”

We must then ask ourselves, “What type of leadership do I really want?” The next question should be, “Am I practicing these qualities?”  If not, your next question is; “what must I change?”

Everyone is the leader of their own personal lives, through the choices made and actions taken or not. Therefore, we must take full responsibility for the changes we must make as we lead our lives, and then expect the same from those who we place in these powerful positions of leadership in our cities, states and nation. We are responsible for both ourselves and those we choose to govern us.

If we desire Leaders who are:

  • Completely transparent and honest about their professional career and dealings.
  • Have the courage to stand in the face of opposition and corruption to then bring about positive change.
  • Act in the interest of the group in which they govern.
  • Considers all matters with fairness and wisdom.
  • Puts the needs of whom they govern above their own personal desires.

We must also hold up the mirror and ask ourselves these questions:

Am I being honest with myself? Am I being honest with others? Am I standing up for my rights? Am I using fairness and wisdom in all my dealings? Am I holding myself accountable for all the decisions I’ve made, plus those I’ve ignored? Am I tending to the needs of myself and those who depend upon me? Am I being compassionate towards myself and others? Am I listening and paying attention to my internal needs? Am I proactive about the changes I must make within myself?

Each one of you must answer these questions if you truly wish to live in a world, a nation, a state, a city, a neighborhood, a family, a life that is at peace and expresses the true abundance that is available for all.

Positive change requires us to pay attention to what is really in our heart, for the heart is the gateway to the wisdom of our Soul. This is a truth that will set us back on course to the wonderful life that is within our grasp.

P.S. To understand the dualistic nature within ourselves, please refer to my book: Re-Entering Eden; Reclaiming our Wholeness & Divine Truth

Abundant Blessings,

Carolyn M. Greenleaf