Why Love Matters, in the Face of Everything

Women’s March 2018. Photo by Elizabeth Good

You might be wondering…why a psychic is writing about social change. You might not even agree with my view of politics. But my commitment for myself, my clients, my loved ones and my world is to healing. And healing does not take place in a vacuum!

The issues needing addressing for a society where healing is more of a given, are being brought into spotlight with the power, passion, joy and humor of the Women’s Marches. Thus, I attended this year’s Women’s March in my county of Santa Cruz, California. Many estimates put it at 30,000 participants, over twice the size of last year and the largest march in this county, ever. I had such fun catching views of the many local faces of this march, so I was tickled when this photo of mine was featured in the county weekly as winner of “Photo of the Week” contest, the Santa Cruz Police Department used another one of mine on their Facebook page (without attribution nor permission, interestingly), and an astrology column out of New York used many of my photos, such as this and this.

Women’s March 2018. Photo by Elizabeth Good

So, yes I was there. And I was there for so many reasons, just as many others were. Even those who never thought they would be. As our local newspaper reported, “Former registered Republican Diana Alfonso of Danville was marching as an independent opposed to the Trump Administration’s sweeping policies. ‘This is not the Republican Party that I knew,’ Alfonso said…Patti Anderson of Santa Cruz also used to be a Republican voter. ‘I was raised conservative,’ Anderson said. As she held a ‘Not my president’ sign, Anderson said she opposes Trump’s policies that are ‘dismantling environmental protections.’ ”

I suspect with 30,000 marchers (and that was just in my county) that there were at least 30,000 reasons why people marched (I myself had a few zillion). Ultimately, however…I think the message was about love over hate. Love trumping hate, as so many signs said. And definitely, definitely needing this uplifting, powerful, collective love-and-fire-fest to gird us with energy to keep creating the world we want.

Women’s March 2018. Photo by Elizabeth Good

Thousands more-eloquent-than-I-writers have had much to say about the need, power, and promise of the Divine Feminine rising, and the Women’s Marches this year and last. So, I will just direct you to my uplifting, enchanting gallery of photos of the fabulous, inspiring day, which say more than a thousand most eloquent words can!

Three Healing, Mindful, Prayer-like Poems to Begin Your New Year

My readers know that, even though I am a psychic, I blog about many things which I feel are related to holistic living….culture, creativity, health, humor. And poetry…which I find not to just be enriching, but also right in line with living a more healed, spiritual, deepening life. These 3 poems by wonderful, esteemed poets came to my attention in years past or as this year began, and I feel they are inspiring to share. Each one points to a way to live which is right in alignment with many of the reasons clients seek out spiritual guidance with a “personal growth-oriented” psychic such as myself. Enjoy…and please comment below!

This first is one I have loved for decades:

i am running into a new year 

By Lucille Clifton

Photo by Elizabeth Good

i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twenty-six and thirty-six
even thirty-six but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me

This next one, I found out after reading up on it, was actually written for the Jewish New Year in autumn (always on a New Moon), but is such a beautiful and apt prayer for a new cycle:

The Head of the Year

By Marge Piercy

The moon is dark tonight, a new
moon for a new year. It is
hollow and hungers to be full.
It is the black zero of beginning. Now you must void yourself
of injuries, insults, incursions.
Go with empty hands to those
you have hurt and make amends. It is not too late. It is early
and about to grow. Now
is the time to do what you
know you must and have feared
to begin. Your face is dark
too as you turn inward to face
yourself, the hidden twin of
all you must grow to be. Forgive the dead year. Forgive
yourself. What will be wants
to push through your fingers.
The light you seek hides
in your belly. The light you
crave longs to stream from
your eyes. You are the moon
that will wax in new goodness.

And the profound Irish poet gives us a blessing for those who need hope and courage for the year ahead…such gorgeous words:

Beeanacht: A Blessing for The New Year

By John O’Donohue

Dove-Shaped Aurora Borealis, February 2016 in Iceland

On the day when
The weight deadens
On your shoulders
And you stumble,
May the clay dance
To balance you.

And when your eyes
Freeze behind
The grey window
And the ghost of loss
Gets in to you,
May a flock of colours,
Indigo, red, green,
And azure blue,
Come to awaken in you
A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays
In the currach of thought
And a stain of ocean
Blackens beneath you,
May there come across the waters
A path of yellow moonlight
To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
May the clarity of light be yours,
May the fluency of the ocean be yours,
May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow
Wind work these words
Of love around you,
An invisible cloak
To mind your life.

[Note: “Beannacht” is the Gaelic word for “blessing.” A “currach” is a large boat used on the west coast of Ireland.]

What is your favorite and why? Please comment below.
I wish you a wondrous year ahead!

Challenging Our Long-held Beliefs: When the “Unbelievable” Turns Out To Be True

Although no one in your family has ever been interested in baseball, your son is born obsessed with it…to where the only clothes he will wear are baseball outfits…has tantrums if not pitched to for hours every day…and then, before age two, begins to talk in great detail about his life “when I was a tall person” — compounded with historically accurate details no one in his family knew– about a VERY famous baseball player from the early 20th century (whose name you would know absolutely).

Without giving away the




and really nearly unbelievable true
(and inspiring!!) story of coincidences, happenings, and astonishing twists and turns, I hope to interest you in this groundbreaking book because I believe this book will change lives! (I promise to keep spoilers to a minimum, just as in the reviews I read that got me interested in this book to begin with).

To begin, three words: Baseball. Past Lives.

Baseball, for me, was not the draw. But this book most certainly will appeal to those who are fans—it is full of riveting experiences, and captivating little known history, relating to that subject.

On the other hand, I have more than an interest in past lives—as I help many clients gain clarification on current life struggles by accessing information from other incarnations , or helping them to access relevant ones for themselves. But what is astounding besides this true story itself, is that is told by a Christian woman. Author—and mother of the baseball obsessed young boy–Cathy Byrd, not only had no belief in reincarnation at all, but was terrified of the whole concept. In addition, her Christian friends and minister implied that anything to do with past lives was something basically “of the devil,” and told her she had better let it go. Her husband, likewise, had zero interest and was not supportive of her delving into this more. He too, admonished her: let it go.

But she could not let it go.

Her devotion to her 2 year old son and the “odd” things that began coming out of his mouth, led her on a brave and loving journey that changed her forever, and opened her up to many things that would have been impossible if not for her son’s soul leading the way. His skills even by that tender young age led to not only a role in an Adam Sandler film by age 3, but to this as well at age 4:

Ms. Byrd, never a writer until this all occurred, has the most fluid, arresting way of conveying the story. Her honestly–including with her own doubts and considerable fears, the process she and the family go through, and her insistent need to get to the bottom of this–is page-turning. For example, imagine her relief and surprise, as she digs into research to find out that Jesus himself speaks of John the Baptist as the return of Elias (Matthew 11:14 and 17:11, Mark 9:11-13).), and that the Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. omitted any reference to reincarnation in the “new” Christianity, whereas it had been accepted as valid in the original Christianity (more compelling history here and here).

Also, she keeps on plugging through to find the most reputable sources with impeccable credentials to help her on this journey. From professors to ministers to historians, psychologists and physicians, the cast of beautiful characters she meets is incredible!

Perhaps most impressive of all, is how the author allowed the impossible to become possible; for her beliefs to be challenged even as she was quaking in her boots about it. Her careful and self-reflective way of undergoing change has many lessons for us all.

A true sign of spiritual maturity is the ability let go of one’s identities and beliefs that no longer serve.

What most cherished beliefs or even identities have you had to give up in the face of evidence to the contrary? I’d love to get your comments below on this!

I do hope that her bravery in writing this story and exposing her family to the world in this manner accomplishes the task of opening people’s minds and hearts. She comes across as one very loving individual, devoted to family, the truth, and her own spiritual journey. I want non-believers to read this book! I hope that you will read it and then give it to someone who does not believe in “all that woo woo stuff.”

And I do hope there will be a Hollywood movie to come.

ADDENDUM: In fact, just found out, there IS a Hollywood movie of this soon to come!!

Remember to share your comments below, about what in your life you’ve had to be brave enough to question, reconsider, and change! (Oh, and you can buy the book, here!).

The Eclipse is Sooner Than You Think! (And Why I Didn’t Buy Eclipse Glasses)

I know, I know…especially if you reside in the good ol’ U. S. of A., you are being treated to an increasing barrage of coverage about the pending solar eclipse on August 21 of this year, which will span the complete continental United States…a rare occurrence.

However TODAY, August 7th, is the flip side/bookend to that solar eclipse..as today is the lunar eclipse. Since it’s not visible and flashy, and it does not have the momentous same type of impact on more obvious levels, there has been less emphasis by far, about this.

But don’t be fooled. Especially if you are sensitive or psychically attuned, you are already feeling these energies. They impact your emotional body, your inner landscape, your “yin” intuitive, receptive nature and your innermost motives. It’s a good time to reflect, pull in, or at least stay more aware than usual in your daily activities. Be kind to yourself–and to others–as you or they may be more sensitive, emotional, or jittery.

In addition to today’s more subtle influences, the next two weeks from today’s lunar eclipse–leading up to the solar eclipse–are a fertile time to clean out what does not work in your life, and to get more inwardly focused on your higher spiritual self. It’s also a perfect time, if you feel the need, to get good guidance from helpers if you need it. I’m not meaning to toot my own horn here…(check my blogs…I don’t usually promote in a blatant fashion!), but it truly is an ideal time for it. And of course you certainly may have someone else you feel confident in consulting…a trusted healer, psychic, therapist, or other helper. Get thee to their door/phone/skype appointment if you feel the need.

You can search online for more information about this period of time. I am NOT an astrologer, so I leave more detail about this to those in the know. I’m only going by my inner sense as a psychic. There is some good information out there, and some other rather fear-provoking or ungrounding information. Use your discernment. I firmly believe that which whips up fear is generally not as useful or accurate as more balanced advice. I really like this guy’s grounded, elegant insights about it.

NOW…as for those eclipse glasses. The ancient seers knew that an eclipse is a time to stay inside, meditate, and to not be exposed to these types of energies, which are considered “darker.” This is of course up to you…you may feel left out if you don’t “see” the eclipse happenings in real time. I for one am not going to subject myself to that, but rather focus upon the inner. Here is more information on this subject. It is a wonderful article–worth reading in full– but the 10th paragraph in particular, refers to that which I referenced. And the 11th paragraph outlines the wonderful opportunities for inner growth by meditating during these times.

Do follow your own inner guidance about this subject…but of COURSE if you do decide you need to “look,” absolutely wear some NASA approved glasses!

Okay kids, that is all for now. I haven’t blogged in a reaaalllly long time because I want these blogs to be great and interesting and helpful (plus I have been going through my own not-so-easy-to-deal-with-stuff)…so instead I am going for imperfection and just doing it finally. Thus this is short, sweet, and perhaps not my most eloquent of blogs. But I merely hope it helps some of you! Would love to see your thoughts below, and of course feel free to share this if you find it useful.

Meanwhile, don’t throw any shade…



One Thing That Gets Me Through. How About You?

Creativity…that is one great gift which gets me through this life, my own and the creativity of others. To me, it’s a great human expression of Spirit! As you may know, poetry is one area where I find such sustenance.

I was recently published in a journal with the poem below. Though not my first published poem, the publication party last week was the first time I read any of my poems to a sizable crowd. I was nervous!! Until I began to read. Then the poem took over for me. Funny how that happens, no? Friends who could not attend wanted me to share the poem. I preferred to do it as a blog in order to share it readily on social media, and to add some photos. My WordPress template made it hard to format it just as it should look, but nonetheless…here it is.



The Beauty You LeftMichelle

for my sister


As usual

you were ahead of your time

Now it’s almost fashionable

to die of cancer.


Bowl Michelle MadeThough it’s been nearly a decade

I still savor the sight of the heavy thick bowl

you made with your kids at the pottery studio

squiggles painted on bone glaze


And the milky glass vase,Vase From Michelle

another gift from you

now holding long sturdy stems sprouting

dried baby roses the size of pennies


My enameled purple earrings

replacing the original pair you bought me

which had been lost when that burglar

Earrings from Michellebroke in, stealing only my earrings


I wore them at that pricey café, where you insisted

on treating me, for getting your son to his appointment;

you’d been too nauseous from the chemotherapy.

Our final dinner out, we didn’t know your last relapse was near


The small green porcelain bull

red surfboard on it’s backMichelle's Cow

tiny yellow lei around the neck

replica of a Chicago cow sculpture


you collected them like baseball cards

this one a duplicate

that your husband gave me

after you passed


book gift-1The book about health I no longer have

you bought for me in a fit of extra

sweetness, perhaps mixed with pity

for my own lifelong maladies


You were so different from me, full of vigor

entertaining scores of friends

cooking for them and

dancing, always dancing


It’s the Scorpio mug you brought me from Israel though

with all my astrological traits in a language

I can’t even read

that made me think of you today


Most mornings I use it for turmeric tea, its nutrients

meant to bring lighted health to own my cells.

Imbibing, I relish the beauty you left

After, I scrub it to vanquish yellow stains



© Elizabeth Good