Be Present

High five Marie......exactly what I needed to hear. Can you resonate with this?

High five Marie......exactly what I needed to hear. Can you resonate with this?

Being more focused on my intentions. my why. these days.

I'm gonna be super honest.....ugly honest with you.

I've been floundering in the sea of ideas. dreams. hopes. and disappointments.

I've been judging... myself. my lack of growth. my lack of calmness is this sea of things whirling around me.

What was I missing?

Well. What I was missing was there in front of me all the time.

It took this last show I did here in KC so open my eyes. heart. and soul. To be able to see and feel that I was in fact grounded. I was not seeing or feeling it because I was too focused on my failures (at least in my mind I had failed myself), my shortcomings (why don't I have the following that others do), my "I NEED TO FIX IT "(again and again and again).

Why was this show different than any of the others I've done? What was the ONE thing that opened my eyes?

Things I did differently for this show boils down to this short list of changes:

  • Booth set up
  • Info cards with Gemstone Energy Healing Properties
  • Intentions to connect with people and not focus on sales

I've have visions of my booth being mostly white with small pops of brown, dusty rose and green accent colors. I have been striving for a soothing calm feel so when people walked into my booth they felt welcomed and experienced a sense of calmness. 

BOOM.......this happened. People were walking up to the booth and stating how they were drawn to it because it looked calming and beautiful. YAY!!!!!! I did it. Exactly the effect I wanted on people.

Next, they were drawn to the cards which I had frantically made the night before that listed gemstones with their energy healing properties. They were fascinated by which stones they were drawn to and excitedly pick one that resonated with them and their desires. SCORE. Don't know why I hadn't done this early. Better late than never.....right?

Lastly, I was able to connect with so many amazing ladies that weekend because of the focus I put on my why. The intentions I set for this show. The presence I had with each person.

Later as I was reflecting on the weekend I FINALLY realized I have done exactly what I had been desiring for my business since the day I sat down and designed my first bracelet. I traveled down the road of growth (the evolution of my designs), frustration (how to be discovered), success (which I was blind to due to looking too far into the future and not being present).....and only after taking a hot minute to stop and reflect did I realize I had made it. 

In the beginning of building The Onyx Feather I also had a personal blog Meet with Tisa where I offered up advice... some personal and some educational on how to overcome life's shit and rise up above it all to find yourself so you could start traveling through your life's journey with courage and intention. I struggled to separate the two, not sure how they could come together as one. Jewelry and for the lack of a better phrase Life Coach.

Then like a freakin sledge hammer to the side of my head (pretty sure it was my angel Grandma popping me on the side of the head) I saw it. I felt it. I smiled and shook my head Yeeeeees! And, yep before this show I found a black and grey feather lying in my path. I displayed the feather on one of the tables during the entire show.

Grey and black feathers bring the message: 

  • a message to find peace within yourself
  • the neutral aspect represents neutrality in your question - the answer is not black and white but grey, and hence neither yes or no but perhaps in the middle or a combination of both
  • wisdom & the attainment of mastery - a message that wisdom is within you
  • a nudge that you are on the right track
  • authenticity
  • flexibility

Through my presence and with sharing information regarding gemstone healing properties I was able to bring to two together. It was right there in the grey area all along. I was too focused on the black and white I didn't see it. It took me four years for this to come to light.

You may resonate with these same or similar struggles and needed to hear this story now more than ever. I send strength and courage your way. Look in the grey areas, what are they trying to tell you. 

African Turquoise Jasper is a stone that awakens the soul. It provides structure, balance, prosperity, eases mood swings and encourages acceptance. 

African Turquoise Jasper is a stone that awakens the soul. It provides structure, balance, prosperity, eases mood swings and encourages acceptance. 

Like a Lotus Flower we too can rise above the muck with strength, perseverance, fortune and promise. Each day is a chance for a new beginning but we must be present in the moment to have an affect on it.

Rise Above The Muck and Don't Give a F**K

The bud of the lotus flower symbolizes potential, it is pure, bright and absolutely beautiful.

Whereas the lotus flower represents an awakening, spiritual growth and enlightenment.

I'm sure most of you have seen lotus flowers clustered together in a pond......a dark murky still body of water. Yet the beauty of each flower gives the pond a splash of color.

Lotus flower symbolizes more over on blog at

How can something so beautiful emerge from the water so perfectly clean? It's hard to grasp that concept, isn't it?

But each flower does just that....emerging from the water clean, the lotus flower represents purity of body, speech and mind.

The lotus flower may be thought of as an awakened mind, one that grows naturally toward the light of truth, love and compassion. 

Although the lotus may appear fragile it is far from that, it is flexible and strong securely anchored under the surface of the water.

The ability to rise out of murky nasty water and open up to the sun in pure beauty and strength is why I chose to add the lotus flower to my designs. 

The lotus represents to me that no matter how ugly life gets we can rise above it all strong, focused, loving, and pure.

Seeing the lotus helps keep me in check with just how far above the muck I have come and how strong I am because of it.

Sometimes it takes a little muck for us to not give a f**k and stand tall for what we want and believe in.

Embrace the muck and as you rise above it open your heart and mind to the beauty around you. Close your eyes and empty your mind from the clutter, breathe in the freshness of the air. When you open your eye look around you and see the beauty that surrounds you. Express gratitude. Set your affirmations.

If you're having trouble seeing the beauty that surrounds you it may be a good time to declutter your life.

  • Declutter your home; become a minimalist.
  • Walk away from toxic relationships; even relatives.
  • Clean up your finances; Credit Karma is a good place to help manage your goals.
  • Detox your body; Cleanse, eat organic, drinks lots of water, do yoga, and meditate. 

This will allow you to FREE your mind, LIGHTEN your heart and OPEN your soul to possibilities. You will feel better and think clearer. You will smile more and worry less. You will be more positive and open to possibilities. Like the song goes "Free your mind and the rest will follow.....".

As I mentioned earlier the lotus helps to remind me that I have rose above my struggles (murky waters) and I'm a stronger person because of it. Wearing my lotus bracelet is a reminder of my strength and of the possibilities awaiting me. Get your lotus bracelet here

xoxo Tisa


Use Your Energy Pathways For Better Health

In a past post I talked about the Law of Vibration. It states that anything that exists in our universe, whether seen or unseen, broken down into and analyzed in it's purest and most basic form, consists of pure energy or light which resonates and exists as vibratory frequency or pattern. All matter, thoughts and feelings has its own vibrational frequency. 

Did you know that energy heals illness? Find out how at

So it makes sense to say that our bodies are made up of energy. Our bodies can be healed with our very own energy. In fact our bodies heal itself all of the time. Energy as healing is nothing new it's the oldest medicine on Earth. 

Your Thinking Is Making You Sick

Our energy flow affects how we feel, how we think, and the over all condition of our health situation. When the body's life-force energy becomes blocked, various imbalances will result.

Energy flows throughout our bodies by pathways called Meridians that carry energy into, through, and out of your body each with a beginning and end, and each flowing in a specific direction.


How cool it that?

Like a river that rises and falls, the flow of the meridians is ever changing.  Your meridians are your body's energy bloodstream. Pretty amazing, huh?

Did you know you have energy pathways that you can use to improve your health?  Curious find out more at

Yin and Yang

Each 12 of your meridians are actually a segment of a single energy pathway that runs throughout your body. Yin (negative) and Yang (positive). One for each organ, with 2 channels..... one the front and back midline of the body.

Meridians flow one to another throughout the body, creating uninterrupted vertical flows of energy.

Each segment is named for the primary organ or system that it services. When there is a blockage of energy flow there is dis-ease....disease.

So many things can cause this blockage of energy flow. The biggest one is unhealthy thoughts and attitudes. When there are negative thoughts being suppressed or active these thoughts are stored in the cells of your your organs

  • Anger - affects the Liver

  • Joy - affects the Heart

  • Sadness - affects the Lungs and Heart

  • Worry - affects the Lungs and Spleen

  • Pensiveness - affects the Spleen

  • Fear - affects the Kidneys

  • Shock - affects the Heart

Other elements that cause a interruption in your energy flow is environmental toxins that are in our air, food, cosmetics, and clothes/material.

Once your body has a toxic dump site of your negative emotions or environmental toxins....which settle into one of your organs, the energy flow is compromised. This results in organs unable to perform properly due to the interference in energy flow.

Balance Your Meridians

When the energy flow is compromised these energies need to be balanced. To balance your meridians is to get them running smoothly and efficiently. This is something you can have performed by an energy healer or you can learn to balance your meridians yourself. 

It looks a little complicated but don't be too's really quit simple. Trust me! : )

I recommend for you to read Donna Eden's book Energy Medicine, Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality. This book is loaded from cover to cover with amazing information that will Blow Your Mind. She will step you through balancing your meridians in chapter 4. 

If you want a quick learn about meridians I have found some YouTube channels that explain how to balance the meridians pretty clearly. However, I feel the videos made sense to me because I had already read Donna Eden's book.  You do not want to miss out on what this book can teach you. You will be amazed at what all you can do to help yourself feel better. Mind Blowing info.

The techniques she uses are:

  • Trace the meridians

  • Stretching and twisting the alarm points

  • Flushing the meridian

  • Massaging the meridian's neurolymphatic reflex points

  • Holding the meridian's acupressure points

You Are In Charge

I find it so amazing that you and I are capable of learning and performing techniques to enhance our health. You are capable of learning from your own body what it needs you to do. You ONLY need to be open and willing to participate in our own health regimen.

You can be in charge of your own health. You can do something to improve your health. You can change your diseased health to a less or no diseased health.

I've heard......"I don't have time to do that." WHAT!!! No time to take care of your body?? The very body you take for granted....the one you think will ALWAYS perform for you no matter what you do to it. The very body that can put an end to all that you know. REALLY?!?!?

A Big Waste Of Time

How much time is wasted from taking time off of work, waiting in doctor's office, going to the pharmacy, returning for followup visits, postponing social events, going for specialized treatments......I can go on and on....but I won't. You get the picture.

Having NO time to prevent or take care of imbalances will lead to lost time at work. Forbes magazine had an article in September 2012 stating: "U.S. workforce illness cost $576 billion annually from sick days. With 30% of the$576 billion is lost productivity."

Holy Cow!! That's a lot of cashola.

Be The BOSS Of Your Health

I encourage you to get more involved in your health. Listen to your body. Take time to prevent dis-ease. STOP letting illness control your life. You control your health and your life's outcomes.

If you are currently under doctors care you can do energy healing to enhance the care your doctor is providing for your illness. I am by no means suggesting you to not seek medical care. The information I share is to bring awareness to you about alternatives treatments to disease.

Are you just now getting caught up in my excitement on learning how you can be the BOSS of your health and make changes by performing your own health improving techniques. Go to Body and Health Management to get caught up on topics about Essential Oils, Magnesium Deficiency, Energies and Vibrations, pH levels, and many more great topics.

Be the BOSS of your HEALTH. Take CHARGE.

xoxo, Tisa

Don't Miss Out

instagram Block
This is an example. To display your Instagram posts, double-click here to add an account or select an existing connected account. Learn more