Podcast Interview: Awakened Woman Self-Care Podcast

Podcast Interview: Awakened Woman Self-Care Podcast

Host Christine Pensa welcomed me to her podcast to talk about our expanding human capacity to be unstoppable. The episode was taped on the day the paperback version of my new book, 30 Days to Unstoppable, Be the Dream Made Visible, launched.

This book sprang from a channeled teaching. “Is a call for humanity to pick up a new way of being and caring for ourselves—because everything begins as energy first, then manifests as matter. Therefore, we can learn to care for ourselves, to create, to energetically imagine into what it is we want to experience in our lives, and matter has to follow that energy.”

I really loved chatting with Christine about my new book and the channeling that inspired it. You can listen to the full episode here

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

An Encouraging Message for You in Fall 2020

I want to encourage and inspire you today. 

Frankly, I need encouragement and inspiration. 

We are crossing SUCH a tremendous threshold, of this I have no doubt, and it is exactly because you have been nurturing your Artist Within, your Rainbow Warrior Awareness, your Life Artistry, that you are feeling the energies so profoundly AND that you are being called to create space for what is surely to come. 

Here are three things I know for sure…

  1. We learn best through contrast. 
  2. It is through the energy created by polarities, or polarization, that we move FORWARD.
  3. Your number one priority right now is to care for yourself as a vibrational being. 


Allow me to expand….

CONTRAST… We know this. We can’t truly know freedom until we have felt stuck or trapped. We can’t fully appreciate “home” until we have spent time away. The stars are so brilliant BECAUSE of the darkness. 

The great news is that if we are experiencing one “side of the coin” we MUST also be on course to experience the other. If you are currently experiencing fear or scarcity or loneliness or hopelessness… you are being prepared to experience the opposite: love, abundance, connection, or hope. 

AND whatever you have experienced dramatically in your life (i.e. poverty, a chaotic family life, extreme self-doubt…) is part of your greatest reason for being here. You have experienced these dramatic lows SO THAT in your life you will be inspired (inspire = spirit within) to move towards the contrasting experience. The DESIRE you have born out of the lack of that desire is the fuel that will empower you to continue to create your life, one day at a time, in a way that will eventually result in you arriving at the fruition of that DESIRE. 

Right now, for YOU, what is challenging you the most? Where do you get the most fearful? Is it around health? Finances? The social tensions and discordance? The environment? Really, take a moment. If you could wave a magic paint brush and solve ONE “problem,” what would it be? 

Got it? 

NOW… allow that challenge to illuminate your DESIRE. What is the desired future you would create with your magic paint brush? Bring it into your imagination right now. You are strong and healthy. You experience abundance and the sense of security abundantly. You are thrilled at all the new ways people are working together, realizing our interconnectedness and shared values while also celebrating our differences and diversity. You are living in a world that is sustainable and honoring Mother eARTh. 


Doesn’t it feel so great!? Can you remember back to October 2020 when life was so chaotic? Now, you can see clearly how those tumultuous times created the space and the desire to take all the creative action needed to get to where you are now–realizing the fruition of your desire. What did you do to get here? Follow that thread starting right now. 

What is the opposite of what I have shared above? Worry. Imagining what you don’t want to happen is using your magic paint brush to create future realities that leave you feeling worried, anxious, sad or fearful. Life Artist, Rainbow Warrior, the time is now to cease worrying. Oh, and complaining too! Worrying and complaining are channeling your creative power towards more of what you don’t want. What you focus on expands. Like attracts like. 

So! You have permission to DAY DREAM!!! You have permission to be as idealistic and optimistic as possible. Pollyanna-it-up! Doesn’t that sound way more fun than worrying!? YES! 


POLARITIES… You are probably familiar with the statement “everything is energy.” Every atom has a positive and a negative charge. ((Fun perspective… one hundred MILLION atoms placed side by side would measure one centimeter!)) So at our most micro level, we are made up of positive and negative energies. Magnets have a positive and negative charge. If you picture the sacred geometry that is a TORUS, the energy flows in this donut-like shape because of the flow between positive-negative-positive energies. 

It is because of the difference between the positive and the negative that energy moves and flows. Likewise, it is the polarity in our life that inspires change. 

We’ve all heard the phrase “necessity is the mother of invention.” Exactly. 

Here’s another interesting facet to this truth. It is the polarities in your life that keep you growing and learning. This is related to the subject on contrast we explored above, but from a more elemental angle. Imagine a swing at a playground. Remember how the really long swings got you the highest? I loved swings! And the higher you got going backwards, the faster you went and the higher you got as you swung forward. It’s like we are on a r-e-a-l-l-y big swing right now, swinging back and forth between huge highs and super deep lows, and because of this we are MOVING FAST. The #1 ingredient for speeding up our individual and collective evolution is POLARITY. 

It is darkest before the dawn.

The calm before the storm. 

Or the storm before the calm. 

The eye of a tornado. 

This is where we are. 

It is fast and it often feels like we are just barely hanging on, right? AND sh*t is MOVING! 

So, here is the call. Are you ready?

Instead of sending fear, anger, judgment…towards whatever, or whomever, is on the other side of this polarized state for you, send compassion. Send gratitude. Yes, even to the people you think are the most horrible, the behaviors you despise the most. TRUST ME, this is not easy and I often allow my human self to spew condemnation and judgment towards the polarizing symbols in my life and, then, I (mostly) allow my compassionate, “Infinite Self” to remind me that the dark inspires and attracts the light. 

I do believe we will look back on 2020 and remember how challenging it was AND how it led to, laid a foundation for, our greatest achievements, breakthroughs, and resolutions. 

Sometimes I imagine that the people that piss me off the most have volunteered to play the a##hole to help me and us to create the change we really desire to see in this world. They’re doing a great job, from what I can tell. Thank you. 


YOUR NO. ONE PRIORITY is to care for yourself as a vibrational being. 

See how each of these are building on each other!? LOVE when that happens! 

Ok, so you are made up of atoms. YOU are pure energy. YOU vibrate. And your vibration is the greatest determinant of your overall well being–physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually…. 

AND since your energy is not contained within your “body” and we are all living in a big energy soup, your vibration interacts with and impacts the energies of others. ENTRAINMENT is a term in physics that describes how when two or more similar energies (energies of a like vibration) interact, the lesser, or lower vibration, energies will rise to entrain or harmonize with the higher vibration energy. Here’s the GREAT news, it does not work the other way. The lesser or lower vibration energy will never entrain other energies. How awesome is that!? 

Here is the coolest part: whatever makes you feel high vibration, happy, hopeful, grateful, safe, secure, loved… is what you want to be doing right now. And since it is all about energy, it does not matter if it is taking a bubble bath, eating dark chocolate, sitting under a tree, hugging a child, making love, donating to a cause that you are passionate about, teaching someone something new… whatever raises your vibration will help raise the vibration of everything and everyone around you. EVERYTHING is energy. 

My next book, in the final editing stages now, is a super fun and magical meditation practice to help you to remember how to care for yourself as a vibrational being. So…stay tuned! 


What would make you super happy right now? I wrote this for a Freya Fridday email the day before Halloween, so right now  I am psyched to put on my pink wig and it sounds like some friends and I are going to do a full moon hike on Halloween! Yayyyyy! AND I am intending to volunteer to help make sure we get as many voters voting as possible! 


So, Life Artist… Rainbow Warrior… allow these three ideas, these three energies, to percolate and sink in. Explore them for yourself. If you were writing this love letter to the world, what would your three things be? Maybe write that? Share your wisdom! Share what is coming through you with your world. 

I am going to be creating an email series starting next week… thinking it will be called The Magic Paint Brush to the Rescue Series … to encourage and inspire you through these final days of 2020. I do believe the choices we make right now will be TREMENDOUSLY creative. The “magic paintbrush” is your mind, your thoughts, the stories you are telling yourself and the dreams you are dreaming. The canvas, the actual paint brush and the paints simply make this visible. So we can PAINT our desires into our reality and bring them that much closer to fruition. 

Woohoo! We got this! YOU got this. You are being prepared for so much joy and gratitude and compassion and love and happiness!

And so it is.


3 Ways to Cultivate Presence

3 Ways to Cultivate Presence

3 Ways to Cultivate Presence

Becoming present is all about cultivating awareness and becoming your own witness.

The more often you can connect to the present moment, the easier it becomes to detach from past / future thinking that can keep you stuck or create obstacles on your path forward.

#1 Way to Cultivate Presence: Yantra

A Yantra is a visual mantra. You can use symbols, images, or animals as a yantra by bringing them to mind and allowing that picture to create focus for you.

The animal totem I use to guide me into the present moment is the hummingbird. Imagine a hummingbird darting into your vision, its wings flickering and the light dancing off its feathers. Then, read these words:

As a hummingbird miraculously appears, as if from no-where, your mind is guided instantly towards the object of your soul’s desire. It’s iridescent wisdom becomes your muse. The hummingbird was created…… to drink sweet nectar from the ripest blossoms. You are created…… perfectly to have everything you need to follow your bliss and, therefore, offer your gifts to the world. Harmony in motion. When a hummingbird catches your eye, she commands all of your attention. When a person in flow, flying on the wings of their passion, crosses your path, you are likewise transfixed. Right NOW…What is your desire? BE that. Now,FLY!

#2 Way to Cultivate Presence: Witnessing Your Feelings

Choose to look at yourself, your emotions from a place of objectivity. To do this, take a deep breath and ask yourself, “What do I feel right now?”

Then take a step back and observe your present moment. Are you feeling tired, happy, hopeful, frustrated, stressed, or excited?

Now, ask yourself, “Am I this feeling? Is this who I am?”

The answer would be NO. You are the you that is experiencing that feeling—you are not your feeling. In fact, at any given point in time, your focus, and the feeling being generated, is either on, or stemming from, the past, the future, or the present.

From the past, we can learn from our mistakes, recall valuable information, memories, or facts that we have learned or experienced and access our own personal set of baggage. From the future, we get the opportunity to plan ahead, envision the future we desire, or worry about what might, possibly, maybe happen if this situation, desire, or goal of ours does not work out. I have found, personally, that it is my default, after imagining something that I want, to almost immediately start imagining all the worst case, rather than the best case, scenarios.

That awareness struck me back in January 2014. It was the launch of my new website. It had been a full year’s worth of planning and expectation and thousands of dollars invested. It felt like all my high hopes and dreams were launched alongside that site. I found myself thinking about what I wanted my biz to look like a year down the road. But then I realized that I was following that desire with all my back-up plans in case it didn’t work out! Why would I spend my time, my powerful imagination, painting the picture of what I DIDN’T want!? I decided to change that pattern. With awareness it IS possible.

#3 Way to Cultivate Presence: Distract Your Thinking Mind

I coach people how to create the energy, the emotion, they desire to feel more often at the canvas, in a painting meditation process. The painting process distracts the logical, linear, go-go-go mind that is always tapped into the past or the future.

To cultivate the energy of presence, I guide my clients into the process of painting a mandala. First, we simply cover the canvas with multicolored brushstrokes. We don’t paint any THING, we simply play with color. Next, starting at the center of the canvas, we create a circular design known as a mandala. This is an ancient and sacred symbol that has been used by every culture to center oneself, connect to higher levels of awareness and to serve as a portal to the present moment. Distracted by color and form, your awareness focuses on the present moment and everything else falls away.

Regardless of the change you desire to experience in your life, cultivating presence in your life will inevitably guide you in the right direction.

Your muse, Whitney Freya


This article is adapted from Whitney Freya’s latest book, Rise Above, Free Your Mind One Brush Stroke at a Time. It is available on Amazon. Whitney Freya is an expert in Inspired Living, providing practical tools & practices that free your mind from limitations and scarcity to create more in your life that lights you up from the inside out. Learn more at WhitneyFreya.com


Exploring The New Relationship Paradigm

Exploring The New Relationship Paradigm

Exploring The New Relationship Paradigm

The New Relationship Paradigm is a new “canvas” on which you get to be the artist of your heart and express love, acceptance, compassion and wisdom…no matter what.

The story of the “white picket fence” family, riding off into the sunset with Prince(ss) Charming, or living Happily Ever After with our one true love is changing. The truth is that it has changed.

Old stories, like the one that has defined divorce as a failure or the one that led us to believe that we are somehow “less than” if we are single, are begging to be rewritten. Dear reader, resistance to these changes is futile and this is your invitation into the New Relationship Paradigm.

Just look at the paradigm that existed in the “Beaver Cleaver” era, with its roles, labels and expectations. How different is that to today when so many more ways of living are now acceptable, there are so many more choices on all levels of modern, western living and we have exponentially more information awareness available to us?

The invitation is to shift your perspective on the role a significant, romantic relationship plays in your life and to objectively and authentically create your own truth around what you want and why. This shift does not mean that the ’til-death-do-us-part is extinct. It just means that there are more “colors on our palette” right now.

In my own journey, I have experienced leaving the “picture perfect” life, divorcing when my three kids were in elementary/ junior high school and being faced with the choice to believe that I had just screwed up my kids and ruined my life, or to believe that I was creating new opportunities for all of us to grow and learn. Was I conditionally loved, loved only if I “followed the rules,” or could I expect to find unconditional love that allowed me to be fully, completely me?

As the world around me echoed these musings, watching so many friends divorce and struggle with the right and wrong of it all, I committed to doing everything I could to birth a new story—one that was more reflective of our truth and the nature of modern living today.

The 3 Top Characteristics of the New Relationship Paradigm…

Relationships are where we learn our greatest life lessons.

Relationships are no longer about filling a void or completing yourself. We are ATTRACTED to another because they mirror for us something that we want to embody ourselves. We want to learn from our new partner how to be more… adventurous, compassionate, wise, funny, courageous, spiritual…. The attraction is there so that we engage on an intimate level and receive, just as intimately, an awakening, within ourselves, to a new facet of who we are and how we can express ourselves. We learn. How long is the relationship meant to last? Depends on the nature of what you have come together to learn. Sometimes the learning is over. The opportunity to separate will make itself available. No right or wrong, just a new beginning presenting itself with your new lessons ensconced in your heart. What if that was all exactly as it should be?

Relationships are not defined by fear, but love.

In her book Committed, Elizabeth Gilbert explores the history of marriage. It may not be what you think. The origins of “’til death do we part” have more to do with securing land rights and basic survival than it does to any intrinsic human standards of a “good” or “successful” partnership. One could argue that the contract of marriage is fear based. It is an illusive guarantee that you are now safe, will be loved forever, and will never have to be alone. As we all know, there are no guarantees.

In the new relationship paradigm, our most intimate relationship is with ourselves. Our “beloved” is ourselves. We now understand that it is only when we love ourselves unconditionally that we can love others unconditionally. That means that I will love you no matter what—including if our life paths seem to be diverging. You love yourself enough to not fear being alone and you love your partner enough to want what is best for her/ him. There is no scarcity of love and no need to hold onto a relationship that has become toxic, unsupportive, depleting or an obligation.

If you knew you had only more love to express and discover in your life, would you hold on so white-knuckled to a relationship that you honestly wished was different? LOVE motivates the new relationship paradigm, not fear.

Relationships never really end, they transform.

A lover can become a best friend. A spouse can become your greatest teacher, your co-parent and a source of support. Just because the romance ends, does that mean the relationship does? Or does it just change? Do you recognize the significant role you played in each other’s lives and continue to honor that bond in infinite ways?

Are you changed because of this romance? Are you wiser, stronger, more compassionate, or more loving? What have you learned? And is it so horrible that you now each have new lessons to learn? What if your most significant relationships became like a family? People you could count on or ask for support or ask to listen because they know you well; they know your strengths and your weaknesses? How much of your “story” around your “ex” has been written by someone else, from a fear based perspective, or by an out-of-date picture of what a “successful” relationship looks like?

The New Relationship Paradigm invites you into a new level of trust. Can you trust yourself to love you the best way possible? Can you trust that life is always guiding you into new opportunities to learn and grow? Albert Einstein said that the most important decision you will ever make is to choose whether or not you live in a friendly or unfriendly universe.

If you choose to live in a friendly universe, I am challenging you to open up to all the ways you can create a new image of what the relationships in your life are truly here to offer you. You are creating your reality in each and every moment. The New Relationship Paradigm is a new “canvas” on which you get to be the artist of your heart and express love, acceptance, compassion and wisdom…no matter what.

Exploring COURAGE

Exploring COURAGE

Exploring COURAGE


Hi! I created a 3 Part Video Series in June 2019 to explore the subject of courage. I believe that an aspect of overall wellness is our connection to courage. Without courage, we may stay stuck in the known, when our heARTs are calling us into a new way of expressing ourselves, of being or living the art that is your life. 

It is also the inspiration for our December 2019 21 Day Creative Courage Challenge, a SPECIAL Art Gypsy Owl edition. SO excited. I wanted to store these video musings here so you could watch them and comment below about your relationship to courage and where you are “calling it in” for yourself right now!


Enjoy Part I…


Here is Part II…


Excited to read your comment below after you finish Part III!

Oprah & Dan Pink on Super Soul Podcast…Makeover update too!

Oprah & Dan Pink on Super Soul Podcast…Makeover update too!

Oprah & Dan Pink on Super Soul Podcast…Makeover update too!

I love the Oprah is talking to Dan Pink about his book A Whole New Mind, Why Right Brainers will Rule the Future!

Dan Pink endorsed my book (his “blurb” is on the back cover) The Artist Within, A Guide to Becoming Creatively Fit, so I am a HUGE fan! LOL

Dan is a professed “left brainer” which makes his musings on the significance and power of right brain thinking right now super enlightening. 
What Dan is talking about with Oprah is EXACTLY why myself and my Creatively Fit Coaches do what we do–we exercise your right brain muscle so that you can develop ALL the benefits he and Oprah explore here in this podcast. ENJOY!
…and when you finish, take action right away to get your right brain activated and FIT!!! 
NOW…the latest from my Freya Home Makeover Series! It is AH-mazing what has come together since October 19th, 2018!!!
Be sure to watch the BEFORE video and everything in between HERE on YouTube. 
It’s a home makeover that is teaching me about the INNER makeover…