Playshop Preview – Richard’s Commentary

This week I am commenting on Rosemary’s video for the week rather than her “Exploration” article. I have several reasons to make this adjustment to the blog.

We are, as I write and as I post, under the influence of the “dying Moon.” What I mean by this is the Moon is nearly conjunct with the Sun in Gemini. We are in that period when the Moon loses her race with the Sun falling farther and farther behind until she falls right into his light. She is exactly conjunct with the Sun at 2:43 PM Eastern time today, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. I know this because I looked it up in my Playbook that I created during Rosemary’s Possibilities Playshop last January.

I follow the Moon cycles very closely. I know the Moon influences me and I need to correlate those influences I feel with the Moon and where she is in her travels. This careful tracking is a way for me to be both grounded in my body and to understand the effects of the Heavenly bodies, the Moon being the closest, on my physical being.

And after I created my Playbook during Rosemary’s January Playshop I now have a tool to help me with my tracking. Here’s how I use my Playbook:

First it is a guide to the Moon cycles. We laid out 13 “moonths” – this is the number of New Moons in a year. The New Moon marks the beginning of each moonth. In the Playbook the New Moons are designated with pages of pictures and words pulled from magazines chosen intuitively and glued onto notebook pages. Other intuitive tools are used to create a “map” to the year. This map then provides a loose guide on what to expect as the year unfolds.

Second it is a journal in which I record key events, feelings, thoughts and how these correlate to the pictures and words mapped out for the year. There is always meaning and this correlation activity provides deep insight into the passing moonth.

Third I record the I Ching Gua I cast for each moonth in the playbook. I have been using the ancient Chinese method of divination, the I Ching, as a means to receive an intuitive understanding of the energies I can expect for each moonth. I cast a six line hexagram just after each new Moon asking the question: “what does this next moonth have in-store for us?” it is always insightful. And now with my Playbook it always correlates in some fun and surprising ways with the pictures and words I chose for the moonth back in January!

Fourth I very much enjoy the surprises planted in the Playbook. This is especially true as I move through the year and get farther away from when I created the Playbook. The “play” involved in the process is becoming much more evident as the year spins out and the “predictive” nature of the Playbook becomes ever more clear. While predicting the future is not the intent of this process it nevertheless does have that quality. The correlations between the words and pictures (and other surprises placed into the book) and events as they unfold each moonth are both exciting and even a little uncanny.

And there is a fifth use for the Playbook: it actually becomes a means to manifest the year. It is similar to a “vision board” but more fun. As in creating a vision board attractive pictures and words are pulled from magazines. But then for the specific moonths the pictures and words are selected blindly, intuitively, from a large envelop. Intention rather than conscious choice guides this process of aligning the pictures/words with the calendar.

Rosemary’s Possibilities Playshop is a fun process, but even more importantly the resulting Playbook becomes a highly useful tool for the next year. We all had such a good and productive time during the January Playshop that Rosemary is offering a mid-year Playshop for those who missed out on the first one.

The next Possibilities Playshop is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2014, from 10:00 to 2:00 pm Eastern time. If you are in the Annapolis, MD, Washington, DC area you can attend in person. We are also recording the event so if you can’t attend a video course will be available shortly after the live event.

Rosemary’s website has all the details and a way to register. The early bird pricing for the event ends on May 31. Check it out soon!




Happy Spring holidays/holy days!  Whatever you celebrate there is a sense of new life around when there are flowers in bloom and blue skies with sunshine to kiss you!  We’re in Annapolis, Maryland to celebrate Easter with the MD family and the grandkids.  It was fun being in LA at the beginning of the week and then flying over home in Colorado to arrive in Maryland for the holiday.  I hear there’s to be snow at home but it’s warm where we are so I’m happy today.

Richard and I attended the ‘Rejuvenate Your Practice’ seminar over the weekend and met some amazing holistic practitioners who are also learning ‘heartselling’ instead of ‘hard selling’ to bring their services to more people.  We’re excited about learning these techniques to help even more folks learn to manifest their inner greatness to the world and to live Conscious Lives.  Of course, it’s always wonderful to visit Southern California in the springtime!

We’re getting ready for the ‘Conscious Confidence Workshop’ that we’re offering in Colorado Springs April 24-25.  Join us for a fun-filled educational weekend where you will learn to clear any blocks to making decisions and will gain confidence in your approach to determining the next step in your life.  Have you ever been confused about what you should do in a situation?  Have you made a decision and then agonized over whether you made the right decision? During this work/playshop I’ll be teaching the 7 steps to making decisions with confidence and you will leave with a strategy to use for approaching those decisions that you face.  Register before April 11 for the early-bird discount. Check out the details on the website:

Or, call for more information 719-272-7873.

If you’re looking for guidance and would like a personal message from a spirit guide or loved one who is on The Other Side, then join us on Wednesday, April 28th for Conversations with The Other Side.  Details are on the website.

We’re very excited about the Spiritual Exploration Group topic for Monday, April 5th, 6:30 pm, at Little Nepal Restaurant on S. 8th Street in Colorado Springs!  Join us to discuss 2012: What’s All This Hype about 2012? What’s the Basis for it and What Do We Think Might Happen? There is a lot of talk about 2012 and we’ll be discussing the science, the history and the expectations.  Should be a lively time!

As you approach your spring cleaning remember to consider a spiritual tune-up and check in with your guides.  To schedule a private session with me send an email to or call me at 719-272-7873.  I’d love to work with you this season!

NEWS FROM ROSEMARY: February 19, 2010

Have you ever wondered about what happens after death?  Would you like to talk with a loved one who has died?  Would you like to get guidance from an angel or a spirit guide?  On February 24th at 7:00 pm MST I’ll be doing a special event, Conversation with The Other Side, and each participant will receive a message from someone on The Other Side of the veil.  These events are always educational and entertaining.  Space is very limited so that each person can receive a personal message so be sure to reserve your space soon.  If you are not in CO Springs you can participate via the internet or the phone. Details are on the website and you can reserve your space there:

There is a hint of Spring around but there are still snowflakes to fall before we get to the Spring Equinox.  It’s snowing here in Colorado as I type this but we’ve had nowhere near the East Coast snow totals!  I hope everyone who is measuring their snowfall by feet is staying well and warm!

Watch this space [coming soon] about the offerings for late Winter, early Spring.  We’re almost ready to roll them out for you!  Stay tuned.

And if you haven’t seen ‘Avatar’ I strongly recommend that you catch it in 3D, preferably Imax format.  We’re planning to see it again and it’s wonderful!  Everyone seems to be talking about it and that’s a good thing.  Here in Colorado Springs we met with some other people for a lively discussion of this film.  It’s a good one to stimulate interesting discussions. I love that there are films with messages about personal development and connectedness. [That’s all I’ll say so I don’t include any ‘spoilers’!]