Spirituality and Death

Being a holistic practitioner I am often curious about the body, mind, and of course, spirit. This curiosity lead me to many experiences in learning about life, death, and spirit. These experiences would transform my life. This past week brought several deep reminders of what death means. The subject of death and dealing with potentially terminally ill family came up at a meeting I host, Evolving Minds. Tomorrow, Saturday morning marks 20 years since my mother left this world. The past 6 months brought two eye opening experiences about my own mortality, and the past 10 years have been filled with surprises from the spiritual world.

I was only 20 when I lost my mother. She was only 41. As I sit here 40 years old and 20 years later I can not imagine being in her place. I can not imagine knowing I was going to die and leave my children. I have no idea how one prepares for such an event. I do not know what she would be like much past my own age now. I often wonder what kind of grandmother she would be and if she would be proud of who I grew up to be. And I even wonder what she would look like since I look so much like her. There is something that changes in a person when one reaches the age of their parent’s death. There is something that changes within a daughter when she loses a mother so young and spends decades wondering what it would be like to have a mother. The pain I felt eventually lead me to peace.

I have never believed in actual death. I have always believed that there was some part of me that would transcend this world. What that may look like or feel like I do not know, but I am receiving glimpses. My 40th birthday was in May and close to that time I had an experience that left me confident that there was an aspect of me that was not my physical body. That part of me was free. I spent the day crying and convincing myself that it was ok stay, I had things to finish here. I vowed to remember those feelings of peace and freedom and to carry them with me in this world. Then, late this summer I had an episode where I lost consciousness and someone had to revive me. I have no recollection of the event. Everything was black. And I wondered if that was what death was like?

Over the past 10 years I have had countless experiences that were not of this world. Some of them included loved ones who have passed. I do not have an explanation for this. I have tried to use science and that helps, but it can not really express the magnitude of such experiences. I am forever grateful to those loved ones that have reappeared reminding me that death is not real. Reminding me that some aspect of them is still with me. Thank you mom, Mr. Hennessey, Felix, and Ben Johnson. I loved you when you were here and I love you now.

These experiences allow me to have a greater respect for life. I take things a little slower, I am a little easier on myself, things that bothered me are easier to let go of, and I love people and experiences so much more deeply. I honor the experiences, even the painful ones like the loss of loved ones. Those experiences remind me of who I AM. Today, take some time to honor your life and your path and to also honor those that may no longer be here with you in the same way. Those loved ones may be closer than you thought.

Amy McCae
Holistic Life Coach



Considering it appears I shocked some people with my last blog, it seemed appropriate to add the more inspirational side of the story; “Out of the Darkness Comes the Light.

While writing “Figments of my Imagination” I was expressing some of my deepest, darkest feelings. These feelings are temporary. Emotions seem part of the human existence that most of do not entirely escape. We can try. We can stuff them and they may later manifest as illness. We can suffocate them with alcohol or drugs. We can avoid them by keeping busy and never finding true happiness. However, the feelings may remain within stifling your freedom.

Spiritual teaches often preach that one must be with the emotion, feel it, surrender to it, AND THEN it dissipates. The pain and hurt or anger and frustration will literally melt away if you can just allow those feeling to be what they are: A temporary feeling of emotion as a  spirit has a human experience.

When the cloudy gray sky lifts, the sun shines. There is clarity, peace, and love. It is where the darkness disappears and the light shines. It is from this stand point that you have freedom. Freedom To Be. We should spend our time surrounded by people that support the light that we bring to the world. We should spend our time doing the things we love and using our God given gifts for the good of all.

My experience has been that in the most difficult and challenging situations it was then that I found strength I did not know I had. It was then that I evolved and learned what I really needed to do. In my spiritual quest to understand human suffering, I learned that one must experience that which they do not want in order to know what they do want. You would not know the light if you did not have the dark is a phrase often used to explain such events.

I believe that we incarnate into a body on this earth with a few specific plans. I believe we choose another soul to help us to experience the opposite of what we want so that we can then choose to do something different. Imagine a tragic event, for example school shootings. Because of these event countless people will be inspired to do something good. They will be inspired to help change the world. The darkness will bring the light.

I am sure we have the creative power to create a world through God  that does not require  suffering. However, at this stage of our evolution we have some room for improvement on how to accomplish such a task. I do pray for a world filled with people feeling joy, peace and most importantly love. Perhaps if we all spent more time just Being and feeling those feelings? Maybe then we would not even notice the darkness, maybe then only the light would exists?

Thank you.

Amy S McCae


Wellness and Lifestyle Coach




Religion and Politics

Yes, I chose a rather simple title. However, these two subjects tend to evoke a tremendous amount of emotion in many people. The writing that follows comes from my heart. These are my personal experiences and feelings and when I write I intend to inspire those reading to open their minds to other possibilities and to be aware enough to simply choose peace.

Well… Recently an event occurred and I wasn’t feeling to peaceful when I received a rather startling email related to my blog. Not only did this woman offer a great deal of advice to me in regards to religion but also in business or what we could call politics. The unfortunate thing was that this advice was written in such a way that my colleagues were even shocked. We did exchange a few emails and I really did try to explain myself and quite frankly was rather ticked that I felt I needed to. Her last email really did not make sense to me. However, her demeanor had changed drastically so…

I wish her well as well as all of you. All those who agree with me and support me and those who feel differently as well. I hope that this woman and anyone reading this will channel that intense emotion and energy that surfaces from debates on religion and politics and uses it for good. Using it for good means embracing that emotion and instead of choosing to criticize or ridicule someone, choosing to find out all you can about that person and their religion and politics in general. Choose to learn and explore and allow yourself to evolve. You don’t have to like them, what they do, or what they stand for. Just be open to possibilities as you never know where that road may take you. You also never know what road they have traveled or are traveling.Variety is the spice of life, right? How boring would it be if we are exactly the same?

You see, to me religion is really a business. Not that people do not find God through religion, they do. However, these are organizations that have to operate with rules, have staff, and pay bills so… Business it is. Everyone sticks to defending their religion like flies on fly paper. This does not make sense to me. I will use Christianity as an example only because I was raised Christian and because here in the United States it seems prevalent. As a child I never could make sense of it. As an adult I have the same questions. How can you defend a religion and make another wrong if one you do not have the entire story, two you are reading a translated version, three there is a huge amount of difference in the teachings depending on the church, clergy man, or even the part of the world, and fourth and most importantly how can you make another religion wrong? Does that mean that only “Christians” go to heaven? And if so what in the world is spiritual about that?

Notice all of the questions I have asked. I am extraordinarily curious AND I love it that way! I have no desire to sit back passively and assume anything about religion, health care, politics, business or anything else. There is nothing about that is empowering or inspiring to me. I choose to explore all of my options. I research everything that I feel passionately about. I do that because  it feels good to me and it has changed my life. Because of my knowledge and experience I have been able to help other people change their lives too.

If I had not been so determined and so curious I could have spent my life chronically ill feeling sorry myself. I did spend 10 years sick and I decided to “color outside the lines” and go against the norm and now because of that I am happier and healthier. My decision to explore holistic healing lead me down a rather lonely road initially. Many of my friends and family did not understand. There were many times when I was sad because I felt so much better and had learned so much that I wanted them to embrace my new ways of living. Eventually I gained confidence and am determined to let the world know all that I learned.

What I learned was that there are many paths to healing and many paths to God. Not one is right and not one is wrong. I believe that healing comes from God. I believe that knowledge and awareness will support you and empower you to create great things in this world. I believe that in this world we are spiritual beings having a human experience. I believe that if we all questioned everything our minds would evolve. I believe that if we spent more time playing like children and in awe over our amazing ability to create that there would be more joy in the world. I believe that when we remember who we truly it is then that we find peace.

Find God. Find peace. Follow your heart. Find a way to do good with what you know.

Thank you.

Amy S McCae

Wellness and Lifestyle Coach













Creating Health and Happiness

There are only three things that can make your dreams a reality; your thoughts, your words, and your actions. If you desire healing in any form and want more joy in your daily life then you would be wise to consider changing your thinking, speaking kindly, and taking action steps to reach your goals.

Let’s consider the mind, my favorite subject, for a moment.  Deeply rooted in your subconscious are beliefs that help create your reality in the physical world. Some of this was learned, some of it decided before you came here, all of it accessible and able to be changed for your greater good if you choose to utilize certain practices such as meditation.

As for speaking, your words also have creative energy. Speak kindly of yourself and others. Use words that feel good. My sense of humor tends to be on the side of sarcasm and I would do well to find a way to be more positive in cracking jokes about myself.

Action. Yes, you will have to actually do something to get something. Although, there is good in stopping and just being. You will need to have clarity on a goal as well as what steps you will need to do take to achieve success. The goal and the steps will need to be clearly defined and realistic.

I believe that the way to creating health and happiness begins with knowing yourself. You need to know what you are passionate about, you need find clarity on what you really want as well as what it looks like and feels like, you need support, encouragement and love, you need believe in yourself, and you need to trust that all is well.

There are five basic principles for creating a healthy and happy life; awareness (self-empowerment at its best), acceptance (somewhat more challenging), attitude (yes, you have a choice), action (do something), and acknowledgment (gratitude). Utilizing these five principles will change your life. Knowing how to use them is key.

I offer online, phone, and in person coaching sessions that can show you how to use these principles to change your life.  I am available to teach these to organizations and am teaching a class on November 6 on how to use these principles to manage stress. Please register online at http://www.intuitiveomaha.com for the November 6th class and please visit my website at http://www.creativewellnessomaha.com

Many Blessings

Amy S McCae

Wellness and Lifestyle Coach


Did Jesus Die So That You Could Be Forgiven For Your Sins?

Today I attended my Grandmother’s funeral. God Bless you Grandma, I know you are at peace. I, however, was not feeling peaceful during the service.  The concept that Jesus died so that we could be forgiven for our sins and granted eternal life never made sense to me. This minster was quite adamant that if you did not believe this that you will not be allowed into the Kingdom of Heaven and that you would suffer for eternity. I do not believe this and for multiple reasons.

First, my curiosity caused me to research many different religions and to attend a variety of different spiritual practices. Those experiences alone at the most basic level have me ask ; “What about Buddhist or Hindus?” Are they going to hell?  I found that many different churches (Christianity based) taught different things from the same Bible. Different ministers had different perspectives on Scriptures.  Some of the most influential courses I took were Silva Life System courses. I learned to really understand Quantum Physics, the mind and how it relates to spirituality, as well as religion. The first Silva class I took was taught my a Catholic priest. This man agreed that the Church messed up and that the Scriptures were not being taught as they were meant to be.

I have also watched a number of history programs and one stands out above the rest. Did you know that there are other books of the Bible? One being Adam and Lilith? You see, Lilith was Adam’s first wife. There was a group of people who decided you did not need to know that information. Lilith embodied that which all women should, she was sexual and sensual, and all woman.  This story should be one that was left in the Bible, as should they all really.  If select books are edited, left out, and what is remaining  is then translated into a different language and left for interpretation by the reader how can you really know?

I believe in God. I believe that God is everywhere and within each and every one of us and that God is a kind God.  I believe that we are eternal. You do not need to be saved. You and I are spiritual beings having a physical experience. You came here to learn just like a child does. You will not get it perfect all of the time, you are not supposed to. You are already forgiven.

That Energy that is of God flows through you is how you use your God-given gifts.  Your purpose here is to find God, and there are many paths, and do good with your gifts.  This could be an artist’s painting, the playing of a piano, the building of a home, the nurturing of a child, or anything that allows you to do what your passionate about that helps the world be a better place.

You need not worry about any religion telling you that you are less than God. You need not pay attention to anyone preaching ideas that feel threatening.  You simply need to follow your heart. You are of God and you are eternal.

Amy S McCae





Meditation is Against My Religion

Meditation is against my religion. Well, o.k. not mine, ( I don’t even have a religion) Although I have heard this from clients. Meditation, although spiritual in nature, has nothing to do with organized religion.  The act of meditation simply means to quiet the mind. I am not quite sure why a church would find this to be a bad plan but… The body needs rest so does the mind. When the chatter in your head that tells you that you need to do more or that your not good enough or anything of that nature finally stops, you have peace of mind. This quiet space allows you to feel the essence of who you are at the deepest level of your being. Now that is good stuff!

When one meditates the brain frequencies slow down. As adults much of our waking hours are spent in the higher brain frequency known as “Beta.” Beta frequencies allow us to access the left hemisphere of our brain. The left side of the brain is the logical side that allows us to reason, manage our time, and things of that nature. When one meditates the brain frequencies lower into “Alpha” or “Theta.” Now this is where the magic happens! These frequencies make it easy to use the right side of the brain. This side is highly creative, intuitive, and receptive. This is why “Hypnosis” works.

Hypnosis seems to be yet another term that scares people. Hypnosis, meditation, and here’s a surprise, RELAXATION are essentially the same things. Yes, that is right, relaxing, consciously relaxing, quieting the chatter of your mind, is hypnosis and it is one form of meditation. So what are you waiting for? Just relax!

Practicing meditation changed my life. It changed my life on a profound level. Meditation supports my health mentally, physically, emotionally ( I am way crabby if my mind doesn’t get a nap), and spiritually.  I am more relaxed and I allow things (things others would judge as bad) to just be. My creativity and intuition have soared and I feel I have an understanding of life and it’s purpose in an entire new light. What could be better than that?

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Change your mind. Change your life.