Sunday, July 14, 2019

Looking Back!

This morning as I was taking my puppy out, I looked up at our big giant Cottonwood tree and there he was again, our great horned owl! This is the third time this summer he has been perched up there looking majestic with his big yellow eyes. I am in awe of this creature. I am also afraid that one day he will take our little six pound dog, Luke. Yikes.

I go in and tell my husband that the owl is back. We go out together and stare at him again. Then my husband said the most curious thing. "Did you ever think in a million years when you were a little girl in Brooklyn, that you would have an owl in your backyard?" Um no, I thought.

This question left me contemplating my life and all the changes that has transpire since I was a young girl.

The words that come to mind are amazing, grateful and inspiring. So, how did I get here?

You see, I should have been a statistic. A typical Puerto Rican (english as a second language) girl from the streets of Bushwick, New York. A girl with daddy issues because dad was never around. A girl who in her teens should have been pregnant and/or a high school drop out like all her friends. A girl, who should have been hooked on drugs or part of a gang. But none of those things happened.

Thankfully, I had a great mother who cared for me and what I did. I had an older sister who showed me the importance of working and making money. I had my aunt and uncle who showed me what it was to be married and to go on adventures. My upstairs neighbor and friend Dee, who through her experiences opened me up to a new world. I remember her summer at Cornell University, she came back and told me the most wonderful stories about college and boys! I wanted that. I wanted to get out of New York. I wanted a life where I was successful and had a real house. Not an apartment. Not concrete around me, but a place where you didn't have to..."keep of grass". So I studied, I went to college, got a great design job at Macy's and looked for God... but in all the wrong places. One day I found a religion that gently nudged me to move to Utah. Although I no longer participate in this religion, I am very grateful to it and what it has done for my life. I met my husband and have three beautiful girls because of it. I live in a wonderful state full of mountains, desserts and lakes.

My home for the past 13 years has been a dream come true for so many reasons. One of them are the animals that come to visit me. We have had peacocks, quail, all types of birds like hawks, woodpeckers and finches. We have deer, bucks, ducks, mountain lions, skunks, moles, snakes, and coyotes. It has been amazing to have so much animal medicine in my life. I can clearly see the role each has played in my journey.

I have come a long way from that little girl from the big city. I cherish every moment with these creatures. I truly have an amazing life!

*note: I have taken all these photos from my camera in my backyard. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Because you're worth it! Invest in YourSELF.

People often ask me..."How do you have time to go on a retreat?" or say "I wish I could go on a retreat but I just can't get away or I can't afford to go". I used to think the same thing until my first retreat 10 years ago.

After my first retreat, I became clear about my Career and Spiritual Path. My family appreciated me more. I came back refreshed, renewed and ready to take on the world. This time away, allowed me to take a step back and review my life. See what was working and see what I needed to change. Every time I returned from a retreat, life took off for me. In 2007 after Sherry and I went on our first retreat together, we came back and decided to start advertising for our readings. After the following retreat, we started our website and company AwakeNDream. I can keep going but the point is that going on retreat gave me the insight, the push and the courage to accelerate my growth in all areas of my life.

I remember thinking it was too expensive to go anywhere, but then I started noticing something. I was spending money for my kids to do gymnastics, soccer, dance, plays, summer camps, etc... which were really important at the time. BUT, how is it that I can spend money on them for their development and growth but I was leaving myself out of it. So when I think of MY Retreats as spiritual classes, developmental activities or life changing courses, I am able to shift my lack mentality. I can remember that I am worth it too. That I deserve a little "ME" time. That once I come back from retreat life will look sweeter and if it didn't, I had tools to help me change it.

You are worth this time away, this time to play and discover what's underneath! If you are ready, we would love to have you join one of our retreats. Our Immerse, Integrate & Take Flight, Summer 2017 is just around the corner. Go to to reserve your spot today!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

When life get's tough, we retreat...but do we have to???

The word RETREAT has a few meanings. I want to talk about two of them....retreating and hiding behind closed doors because things are so overwhelming AND going on a retreat to get a new perspective with what is causing stress and an unbalanced life. 

It is easy to hide when things get tough. I know that our judgment and ability to make decisions suffer when life is stressful but here are a few tips to help you get through....

1. When feelings of stress arise...Stop, breathe and hum a song in your head. It is easier if you choose your de-stressing song beforehand. Choose something that brings a smile to your face or has a fun memory attached to it.

2.  Take a few minutes a day to find three things you are grateful for. I set an alarm to remind me. There is no room for much else when we are in a place of gratitude.

3. Make your bedtime routine, "Me Time". Take a warm bath, read a book, stretch, or meditate. When doing this be mindful and pay attention to the feelings that arise. You may feel relief, joy or love. The more we feel this, the more we want to feel this at every waking moment. This is our true nature, be gentle, baby steps.  

Going on retreat gives us the opportunity to care for ourselves for a longer period of time. It is about remembering that we are strong, it is about remembering that we can do anything, it is remembering that we are intuitive, passionate and a Goddess! It allows us to see the highest perspective to any problem or issues that we are currently facing. It is about healing and loving ourselves even when things seem to be falling apart. It is essential because when we return we will be ready for anything.

So YES, we retreat because we have to. We retreat because it is an accelerated process. So let's retreat with other women, not in our bathroom alone. Retreat with women who will hold your hand, love you and tell you that you are worth it, beautiful, powerful and that YOU GOT THIS!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Gallery Reading May 16th 2017

Join me for a night of connecting with your loved ones who have crossed over. Our sweet little practice group will be part of a gallery style mediumship reading. We are expecting about 40 people. Each practicing medium will get up and connect to a loved one to give a healing message. It will be a wonderful night of sharing, peaceful energy and healing. See you there!
Love, Glory Nelson

May 16th, 2017
Sacred Energy Center
Salt Lake City

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Seeing the Dream come to Life

Summer 2013
Sherry and I are in Italy, cobblestone streets and beautiful old buildings. We are in a narrow street riding bicycles. The color red was very present, either our bikes are red or the high heels Sherry is wearing are red. We have on pretty spring dresses. We start riding up a hill and Sherry is having trouble with the pedals of the bicycle. I stop to help her and as soon as I reach her, she gets it and takes off. I am struggling to start biking in the middle of the hill. We finally have a groove going and Sherry's heels get stuck in the pedals, she stops again. I see her and stop to go help her, again she gets it and takes off. I am left trying to start riding up a hill. This happens one last time before I tell myself to just keep going, she will get it. EOD

Thoughts upon waking:
It's funny how I stopped every time to help her and she would get it and then it was extremely difficult for me to start up again. Never once did she ask for my help, but I felt like it was my job to help her. This to me feels like my coaching and also family members that I run to go help even when they don't ask for it.

Sherry and I are on our "Coming Home to Myself" retreat at Red Mountain Spa. We booked a bike ride with the center. We have two guides and there are about 12 of us. It's a 6 mile bike up a slow grade hill. No biggie, right? We were both up for the challenge. I should let you know, that Sherry had just flown in the night before from sea level - Connecticut to Utah, Elevation 3074 Feet. So we take off on our bikes. It feels great. A slow grade comes up, I start  pedaling faster and faster to get up that hill, I made it. We stopped, where's Sherry? Oh no, my DREAM. Here she comes. I asked her if she was ok, she said yes, but feels like this may be to hard for her right now. We go again, same thing, I start pedaling faster to get up the next hill, I wonder if I should stop and wait for her, I should be a good friend, right? Maybe words of encouragement would help, should I stay back and ride slow with her, but then I wont be able to get up the hill. I realize I am feeling guilty for leaving her behind. I speak to Sherry at one of our stops and tell her this feels like my dream, I tell her I want to stop and ride slow with her and she says to go at my pace, if my pace is faster then I should honor that pace. For her, slow and steady is her pace. Ok, I feel good we spoke, now to honor my pace and allow others to do the same. Phew, what a relief. We finally made it to our destination, a beautiful art town with a Labyrinth that was so amazing it will be forever be in my heart. 

Thoughts after the ride:
If it wasn't for my dream, I think I would have stopped every time to help my friend. It is my nature to do so. The dream felt so real as I watched the bike ride happening that it was easy to remember the message from that dream. You never know when your dream will manifest right in front of your eyes!

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Dreaming with tigers and lions and dogs, OH MY!

Last week I had a dream that I was at a friends house. They have many dogs in their home. The owner of the house is a hunter. I am sitting in their living room and I have my two little puppies on my lap. The other dogs are laying down on the floor near me. Everything seems normal until a tiger and some mountain lions start circling us. They tell me they are trained and domesticated but I am still scared. One cougar starts playing with my puppy Luke but he is being too rough. I put my hand out to get him off and the cougar starts playing with my hand and biting it like a puppy bites to play. He thinks he is being gentle but he is not. I look down at my hand and it is being destroyed. I push his giant head away trying to get him off and then I wake up! EOD (end of dream)

I didn't quite understand this dream at the time but now several days later I am slowly putting the pieces together. Yesterday my husband chose an oracle card. The card was called FIRE underneath
it said "Take responsibility for your power".

Today I decided to research Mountain Lion medicine to get a better understanding but it wasn't until I saw the Cougar message below that I realized how perfect the card FIRE fit with my dream.

Animal Medicine Card

Cougar, Mountain Lion Animal Totem: Leadership
This is a very powerful, but very difficult totem. Cougar medicine is the lesson of the use of power, how to be an effective, fair leader and not abuse power. This totem's gift is how to balance power, intention, strength and grace. It is the balance of body, mind and spirit. The first responsibility of leadership is truth. Remember: Responsibility is no more than the ability to respond to any situation. Cougar can teach you how to bring out your power and fill your heart with it you can take charge of your life. You can use Cougar power to defend yourself or to attack. If you see Cougar (either the animal or an image), you are being called to lead. You must be decisive and not procrastinate. Move forward with courage and always keep your eyes on the goal. courtesy of

I can always trust that my dreams will lead me to the thing I need to focus on the most for growth and empowerment.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Synchronicity - Confirmation from the other side

Yesterday morning, I dropped my daughter, Sky off at the airport. She was headed to Georgia to spend time with her best friend who moved there two months ago. My daughter is only 16 and this was her first time traveling completely alone. She had some anxiety but I knew she would be fine. I left her at the security line and went to the parking lot. Knowing my child I knew she needed some extra comfort. I jumped in my car and before starting it I said my prayers. I prayed for a safe flight, asking the angels to be with her and the flight crew etc... I finished off my prayer by asking my step dad Hector, who passed away a few years ago, to look out for her.  To calm her down and be with her on this flight.  I took a deep breath and now this mom felt a whole lot better.  I started my vehicle and proceeded to exit the parking lot. I approached the ticket area where I would have to pay for parking. I fed my ticket into the machine and it takes it then spits it out, takes it again then spits it out. There is no one at the booth, so I pressed the button for assistance. The voice on the other end told me to back up slowly and go to the cash line and he would be happy to take my payment. I do as he says and the guy takes my ticket. He tries to feed the ticket into his machine, and it spits it out. He says, "That's weird." He excuses himself and asks a co-worker how to punch in the information manually. I am waiting and noticed there is a name plate outside the small window. It reads... Hector, huh? Really? I am stunned, excited and a bit emotional. Hector comes back to the window takes my credit card, I looked at the badge he was wearing, sure enough it read Hector. I smile a knowing smile to myself. His co-worker peeks through the window and explains that sometimes the black strip on the ticket gets demagnetized but it usually happens if it's been in a wallet for several days. I think to myself, nice try, I know the real reason I was supposed to come to this window. It was to get confirmation that Hector, my stepdad, heard my prayers and he was on the case. I thanked the Hector in front of me, using his name and drove away. I had tears streaming down my face, as I said out loud, Thank you Daddy!

I am so grateful that I have learned to pay attention to synchronicity. I am grateful for the power of prayer. I am grateful to have such an amazing connection to those who have passed on and still look out for me. I am grateful for all those who play a part in my magical and purposeful life. Have you asked for tiny miracles? Have you asked the Universe to show you signs? It is truly magical and I am grateful to be sharing it with you.