Showing posts with label Laphrodite. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laphrodite. Show all posts

December 30, 2020

Letter from Deepak Chopra

Yay! I received a nice letter from the Chopra Institute:

Deepak Chopra, LLC

December 18, 2020

Kayla G. Rose

Dear Kayla,

Thank you for keeping the abundance of the universe circulating in all our lives with the gift of your book, Laphrodite's Guide to Mindful Menopause, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since you enjoy Dr. Chopra's teachings please consider watching at your leisure the free public service immersive lecture, The Future of Wellbeing with a meditation led by him and offered by The Chopra Foundation. Here is the link:

Dr. Chopra sends his warm regards and wishes health, success, wisdom and joy in the field of infinite possibilities!


Carolyn Rangel

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February 24, 2020

Focus and Simplify

Focus and Simplify

We live in an ever more complex and complicated world, often run by multi-tasking, wearing many hats, juggling time, and just having way too much on our plate.

Learning to simplify, to let go of what is non-essential to make space for is essential, is not an easy task. We worry we will get bored, or that we are indulging ourselves instead of being more productive. So give yourself permission - it really is okay to sit in the gardfen for an hour with no phone. Clear a workspace (not necessarily your desk) where there is only one project on it - could be an art piece, a jigsaw puzzle, or that last chapter of your book.

Then dedicate the time. It could be one minute or five, those pockets of time we usually waste checking our phones or emails. Let go of the thought "if I don't have an hour (or whatever) then it's not worth it. It is worth it. More importantly, you are worth it. You are worth the time and energy to feel focused and engaged. Oh yes you are!



Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D.
Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master

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February 10, 2020

Spell it Out

One of my favorite personal sayings us, "Witches Spell it Out". There is so much power in this, from simply writing something down yo the cathartic proceeds that occurs when we take the time to journal or write a heartfelt letter. The hand maps to the brain, and in the dedication to create clarity there is s pragmatic tool in making sure everyone is on the same page. We all understand the contract. With no loopholes, small print, or other self sabotages/deceits. 

What do you need to spell out, in order to feel not just heard and understood, but respected. Compromise should be the word count promise - not, sure I'll sacrifice myself for uou dear, but the sense of co-promise, as in, what is each person or party committed to for the greatest good? As Rob Brezney states, "You can have anything you want as long as you ask for it in an unselfish tones of voice."

So don't be shy. Write a list, organize your thoughts, express your needs, and find creative ways for them to be met. That is the ultimate magic spell.

   Blessed Be!

November 18, 2019

Reclaiming Hypatia

I've been doing art projects that have been on my mind for years, including painting this statue from Philippa Bowers, which was part of a Goddess fountain when I had my cafe. About two-foot-tall, glazed in a matt green, cradling a large vibrant purple amethyst cluster, We named her Hypatia after the greek mathematician, who was killed by having her flesh flayed with oyster shells.

We would add a few drops of bleach each week to the fountain water, to keep down bacteria. After a dozen years, bleach deposit both built up and began to decay parts of her face and body, as well as loosening the crystals in her belly. After I closed Herland, Hypatia came to live in my garden, along with an assortment of other broken nosed and gently damaged goddesses. 

Being flayed was a feeling I related to, and during those dozen years, I got over a dozen tattoos. Much of this was a reclaiming of my body, my beliefs, and my standards of beauty. A way to be comfortable in my skin. Everyone has scars on the inside - mine are on the outside, and they are pretty, colorful, and make for good stories.

Now I'm experiencing a new body image issue, that of becoming the crone, the hag, the elder. What does it mean to age gracefully? What does it mean to express my authentic self? I am questioning dying my hair, working to accept my buddha belly (now I know why it's called "middle" age), while pondering the delight in creases, folds, and wrinkles. 

So I decided to paint Hypatia, to reclaim her as a symbol of my croning. Her hair is silver white, with a crown of pearls and roses. I will begin detailing more of her face and body next. I'm also painting a wooden stand to a marble table that she might sit on, and a ceramic cat from my daughter's garden. I like working like this, on a few projects at once, since as the paint is drying on one thing I can paint another one. 

Someday I'll invite you over to my kooky painted house. There are lots of murals, but also lots of furniture, lampshades, even the toilet is painted. Keep making beauty, keep making art!

June 12, 2019

Kayla's Brief Rule

Kayla's Brief Rule
Adapted from St. Romuald’s Brief Rule

Dwell each moment as if in paradise. Know that you have nothing to do right now, but simply this. Let your thoughts drift by like clouds in the sky. Know that even as you pause, you are still on your path.

When you come to the crossroads, take a moment to listen to your heart, and to gather up more information before continuing on your journey. Realize there are no wrong decisions, only life lessons. Be assured of your choices.

Allow yourself to be guided, and you will be provided. Be open to receiving. Be willing to give. Await with certainty and allow life to carry you. Be content with the simple grace of this moment.

Blessed Be.

June 6, 2019
New Camaldoli Monastery, Lucia, CA

March 12, 2018

There is Plenty of Time

"There is plenty of time, and every moment counts".

Yes, you are busy. Yes, there is much to do. And what if you had all the time in the world to do it? Would you continue to rush around, helter-skelter, willy-nilly, maybe even cattywampus? Would you continue to waste it on worry, procrastination, video games or spreading negativity on social media? Notice how your own frenetic energy is the real robber of time.

There really is plenty of time. So use it well, use it wisely. Slow down, breathe, take a moment to focus and simplify. Come in for a session or two and learn some mindful time management techniques to feel more productive, in charge of your life, and simply less stressed out. All is well.

Blessed Be.

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells: Tiny Meditations and Healing Affirmations are available from Etsy.

Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D.
Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Mindfulness Coach


February 26, 2018

Ride the Waves

Inhale, exhale. Notice the in breath. Notice the out breath. Tune in to your beating heart, every contraction, every momentary expansion. Connect to the cycles and the seasons, day and night, full moon and new.

Where are you right now in navigating your personal tides? Are you riding the waves of PMS, a hot flash, a traumatic past memory, or momentary upset with your spouse/partner other? Can you take a moment to not just breathe out the discomfort, but find yourself centered and grounded, even as you ride out this tsunami of emotions?

Be the calm in the eye of the storm, the gentle voice, fierce and full of conviction, passionate and wild as well as tempered with wisdom and experience. You know the truth - not just that this too will pass, but that you will ride the waves again and again. Chop wood, carry water - wax board, swim out to the swell. Believe in your Self.

I do.

Blessed be.

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells: Tiny Meditations and Healing Affirmations are available from Etsy.

Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D.
Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Mindfulness Coach
Click here to book your appointment online!


February 19, 2018

Listen to Your Heart

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells

Take a deep breath. Then another. Then take a moment to connect with your heart. Notice is your heart is safe in your chest, protected by your ribs, comfortable in your skin. Breathe in relaxation, peacefulness, calmness. Breathe out all you are willing to release. As you continue to breathe, take a moment to really listen to your heart. What is it telling you? How will you follow through on your heart's messages? You can trust your heart. And your trusts you, because you take the time to listen, to really listen, to your own heart's wisdom.

Blessed Be.

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells: Tiny Meditations and Healing Affirmations are available from Etsy.

Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D.
Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Mindfulness Coach
Click here to book your appointment online!


February 12, 2018

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells 
Tiny Meditations and Healing Affirmations

Created by Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D., using her favorite sayings and her own photos, these 25 little cards printed on extra-sturdy cardstock are perfect for your altar on the go. These tiny meditations are a gentle reminder to be more mindful, and the healing affirmations encourage wholeness and health on all levels: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual.

Simply breathe, focus, choose a card, reflect, rinse, repeat.

Comes in a repurposed Altoids tin box, just the right size for purse or backpack.

Each card measures 1 1/4" by 2 3/4"

Suggested uses:

Pull a few cards each day as a way to set intentions
Use as a writing prompt in your journal
Put inside a random book at a bookstore
Slip inside a love letter
Pop one into the envelope when paying bills
Sneak one under a windshield wiper
Include a few as a part of a tip
Make them into refrigerator magnets
Keep a few in your in wallet for inspiration
Put them on mirror for affirmations
Tuck into a picture frame
Put on your altar with Tarot cards
A unique little Stocking Stuffer
Surprise someone by slipping into their lunch bag, pocket or luggage
Leave a few on a park bench
Excellent for Goodie bags, swag bags, bridal showers
Why not hand out at Halloween?
Nice little quotes for Scrapbooking
Perfect to add to a Collage
Could even add some to a Pinata
Leave in a waiting room
Hand out to clients, customers, or patients

Available from Etsy-  click here: Temple of Laphrodite

Send me pix of your ideas on how you enjoy Mini Magic Spells and I will post them on my blog and Facebook.

Blessed Be!


Kayla Garnet Rose, Ph.D.
Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master
Click here to book your appointment online!


June 16, 2016

Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells

Yay! As my final project for The Creatress Salon (a 12 week course working with coaches, artists, healers and musicians) I created a mini deck of cards: Temple of Laphrodite Mini Magic Spells: Tiny Meditations and Healing Affirmations.

Using my favorite sayings and my own photos, these 25 little cards printed on extra sturdy cardstock are perfect for your altar on the go. 

Simply breathe, focus, choose a card, reflect, rinse repeat. Available in a repurposed tin box or colorful gauze bag, just the right size for purse or backpack.

I made a limited amount available for our Creatress Salon on Thursday, June 23, or you can order them here.

Commemorative Tin Box $15
Gauze Bag $10
(+$5 for shipping/handling)

All proceeds go towards The Artemis Project, which envisions a world of healthy, empowered girls that grow up supported to become self-actualized women.

I will be participating in four different performance pieces in the upcoming Creatress Salon. It is our last hurrah - I'm in a dance piece, short skit, singing, and performing a personal monologue - wahooo! And I sure would love to see your smiling facing in the audience!

The four month class was designed to encourage creativity through a system of support, grounding, clearing, and manifestation.  I wanted to work on my tarot deck, and these cards are my prototype for a bigger project. Please join us!

The Creatress Salon
Thursday, June 23 7:30pm
Pacific Cultural Center
Sliding scale donation $10-20

I sure do hope to see you there!