Saturday, September 4, 2010

Staying In Your Power

To My Acting Friends -

Well, it's been a ride. I have been on "hold" or "pinned" or called back for a plethora of projects that I haven't booked. And I know a lot of you can relate. So let me tell you what I've discovered about this love little process.

Tracking back about 3 months, I had a string of fabulous auditions (she say humbly). Seriously, I rocked them all. After almost 40 years in the "biz", you know when you nail something! So I did. And I didn't book. Subconsciously, I put up my middle finger, flashed it at the business, and said to myself, "OK, I guess I need to do something DIFFERENT."

Now, I had gotten amazing feedback, but I still decided to change what I knew and DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

This took me out of my power, because it wasn't what I had always "done" when I am always"great".

That decision brought a couple of months where I just simply didn't show up. I wasn't in my power. I wasn't in my joy. I was "trying to get booked" instead of living my passion.

So, like life, find your creative process and STICK WITH IT!! Once you KNOW, stay there! Ultimately the world must respond. Keep in your joy and serve yourself. And never, ever loose your passion.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

To My Acting Friends

I've just returned from judging the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival in Brussels. What an amazing experience! Not only did we view ten interesting, unique, and creative films, we met filmakers and fans from all over the world. We were wined and dined at the best restaurants and taken care of by fabulous, loving, caring Belgium friends.

What struck me the most was how all these films, whether horror, suspense, comedy, thriller - made commentary on the state of man and his loss, search and questioning of his soul. I especially loved the movie "INK" and its statement of choice and choosing. Find it if you can! So many performances touched me - even those with language I couldn't understand. It truly is astonishing how the soul and commitment of an actor surpasses any boundary to reach and affect the viewer. It is for this very reason that I believe CGI can never replace a live actor: the soul.

So I am returning to America with renewed determination to bring my best to the two films I am doing, and the series that I fervently hope is successful. Watching other actors from across the world affect me has reignited that passion to move people truthfully, and I can feel that familiar creative pull to create.

Whatever it takes - however you get there - keep reigniting your passion to share your truth of creativity with others: no matter the size or scope of the endeavor, be your own reason to allow that truth to be born. Move people with it. Move yourself with it. Go create!

Blessings, Dee

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

For My Acting Friends

I've been on Christmas break as most of the business has been. Everything is just starting anew.

This should be an interesting year. There is much in place already to "be revealed." I'm in negotiations for a major film, and awaiting the fate of two series to see if I get to play for an extended time. Like most "New Years", there is much speculation, hope and unknowingness of outcomes.

And yet I know that my knowingness within is all that really matters. I must know and be in the experience that all is well, handled, abundant and successful. I must know this so the world can mirror it in physical form.

I know I have these successes lined up largely due to the fact that I have found my true joy as an actor again. It's a funny thing about joy: it is infectious and draws people to you. When you are truly joyful about what you are doing, people want to see you doing it. Period.

I also learned the invaluable lesson of non-judgement. You simply cannot judge energy that you want to be at one with, i.e. I can't judge the producers, directors, and CDs that are inherent in the busiiness I want to work within. When I judge, I separate myself from them when I really want to be playing in their sandbox!

I also just decided I was going to let myself know: know that I know what I'm doing, I know how to act, I know I'm a star! It took me awhile to figure out that if I didn't know, how could I expect them to know. Weird.

So, the last couple of years I have been moving back into knowing I'm powerful and celebrating the business I'm in. And all sorts of great things have opened up.

So, I suggest you might give them a try. You've got everything to gain. Besides, you'll just feel a lot happier, more joyful and, well...powerful. Happy New Year! Go Act! Dee

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I guess the best things I can share with you are the realizations happening within my own career: first, that my careers are shifting, and second, all you can do is show up. I want us all to look at our beliefs and thoughts about acting and the business (they are two entirely different subjects, you know!). The purpose of this is to bring to our consciousness any conflicting intentions or beliefs we may be holding that are sabotaging our success. You can't JUDGE the "business" or the "jerks who won't let you audition" and expect to successfully get in a room to do that very thing! And you really, really want to want to act because if you are conflicted, you will create sabotage around what you think you want! Some examples of this look like the following: 1. I really want to act BUT I can't make enough to support my family/am too old, fat, or the wrong type. I don't have an agent. I don't know how to get started. It's a horrible time to begin blah, blah, blah. 2. I want to act and make money at it BUT stage acting is the only "real" acting. I can't get to Calif. or NY etc. Creative people should suffer or work a long time to create/earn their careers blah, blah. Okay - you get the picture. Your "Yes" has to be your 100% Yes. If there are conflicts about any subject around acting, it isn't. Even an 80% Yes has to create some sabotage. My challenge is that I am aware that my interests and careers are shifting. My healing work is taking off, and I am terribly passionate about it. My intention is to create more seminars and travel worldwide doing them, while continuing to do the private healing sessions and radio shows. I am spending more time in this arena and loving it. So there is a changing, or co-mingling of careers, happing. If I am aware of this, I can embrace both. If I am not conscious of this, I can inadvertently cancel out the acting, thinking it has to be one or the other. The second thing I want to remind you of is this: Your job is to go in and give the most truthful gift of the material possible. What you receive is the high of that experience. After that, you must let it go. I have been waiting to hear for 1-1/2 weeks about my audition for 24. They loved my read so much that "the producers were actually fighting over me." Some were for, some against. This went on for days. I share this with you so you understand that showing up totally committed in the truthfulness of the scene is ALL WE CAN DO. That's our job. After that, all kinds of circumstances evolve to create the final outcome. When our yes is 100%, and our auditions are 100%, movement will happen. Stay in your knowing of your self love and worth. They'll eventually get it! Blessings, Dee

Monday, July 6, 2009

To My Acting Friends

Wow! What a ride. If it weren't for my healing work, I'd be going bonkers. First, I'm offered the lead in a TV movie of the week but "I have to take scale because they paid the other stars more money." I declined and passed. Then the big movie that was "sure to go" that I had been booked to do for 3 months lost its financing. I'm sharing these personal stories to let you know you're not alone. Even Brad Pitt's movie got cancelled! But! - it directs us to stay focused on what we want: for the economy to be strong so we can celebrate our creativity exponentially! Keep focused on what you want. I have a lot of things in the fire but I want to point out something important for you to know: BE SURE YOU TAKE YOUR ESSENCE AND BEINGNESS INTO YOUR ACTING! The business can shift your focus to it being "a job", and lose the creative essence that is the core of acting. Remember the joy of sharing your heart that made you want to act in the first place. Celebrate yourself and your gift. Ultimately, you stay in joy and create what you want.


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To My Healing Friends

Hold on to your seats. It's a bumpy ride! One that we all hope is nearing the turn in the bend. What is the life lesson that keeps asking you to realize you have to let go/redefine/begin from zero?

According to our work, it is all about trusting the Universe. We are all doing/doing/doing without BEING. And in the final step, if we don't "let go" and trust the Universe to deliver -- IT CAN'T!! It's like saying, "I dare you to find me" when you're hiding in a place where you can't be found. Or, to use an analogy close to my heart, it's like an actor getting opposite directions that they can't possibly carry out. So join me in claiming: I AM ENOUGH. I BELONG. I SURRENDER. I TRUST THE UNIVERSE. I KNOW.

Because it's all done. The work is done. The allowing is here. But we must trust to, well, allow the allowing!

And this can feel like death. Letting go of all our stories, all our blaming, all our victimness, all our limiting definitions of who we have been. So CHOOSE to do that NOW. Once the choice is made, it is miraculous how the fear dissipates. The power of this moment - when you choose consciously to live in DIVINE LOVE - creates every vibration from the past NEW, and creates the present and future according to your direction.

Celebrate yourself and LOVE YOURSELF unconditionally! I do!


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My radio shows are Consciously Creating Your Life every other Thursday at 7pm PST at and Conscious Creation every 4th Monday of the month at 9am PST at Join me on a healing cruise Nov. 6-9 to Baja! Go to for info

Saturday, May 9, 2009

To My Acting Friends

I have to mix it up a little this month. I simply have to bring in some of the healing work to share a huge acting message.

I was scheduled to do a wonderful cameo in the new Harrison Ford/Brendan Fraiser picture. It had a beautiful arc and some nice emotional touches. I was stoked.

The night before I was to leave, I got the rewrites. They had cut the part to two lines. I went in to the reaction from hell, called my reps, and hoped I could save myself the humiliation of 2 lines after 35 years in the business.

I didn't. I decided to go. And here is why. After doing our work with my healing partners, I realized the great lesson that was being given to me: A person is not defined by what they do!
Now I knew this intellectually. I knew this about everyone else. You have heard me speak about how the very existence of my brother and daughter on this plane makes my life worthwhile. But I didn't "know" it about ME in the context of the world: that my essence here is what is valuable, not what I "do."

After we balanced all the energy around that, I realize that I have been holding on to my very big house because it was a definition of me being "ok" and "safe." Do I have to sell? No. Could I sell now and live a fuller life without all the overhead? Yes.

But the basic energy shift is this: when you define your work, instead of thinking it defines you, I guarantee things will begin to open up. Let go of the pressure. LET GO. Be the star before the gig. The Universe must respond. I suggest you read the healing blog also. They coincide.

Blessings, Dee