Living on Purpose

As challenging as all of the changes occurring on the planet are, it is good to see people waking up to greater love, compassion, and purpose each day. We all have our own unique parts in the play of life. When we live our true self we are fulfilled even in the darkest nights.

Lifelong purpose, short term purpose, and soul purpose awakens in us with passion, in everyday life situations, and a feeling of wisdom and accomplishment unfolds. We are all souls on a journey in this body and time. Follow your inner calling and be courageous to explore the possibilities. As we go inside and claim our authenticity and act we find comfort and support for a new life that works.

People ask me what should they be doing? I suggest slowing down to listen and feel the truth that comes to you each day. Follow what calls to you to be and do. Our inner wisdom is peaceful and clear and not controlling or dissuaded from what it knows.

In some of the situations unfolding in the country and world, we each have our own part to play. Some people march, some make calls and write letters, some people pray. I support individuals as I write and teach and heal. There are many things for us to be and do to progress and help our community, world, family, and self.

Instead of following the crowd, or worrying what others think, its time to really know, what we think. This is where you will find direction, answers and new questions to move with. Our part is organic when we stop resisting the truth. When we quiet the mind that reflects rules of others, we open to the true mind of us.

It is a practice to honor and know what is you alone, and not the voices of beliefs, fears, and desires of others. There are no should’s even with you, just what feels correct, and you know it’s true for you.

Living Our Whole Soul

Direct Perception. The feeling sense is an important one to know our truth. Learn to tune it in, and raise the volume so you can hear it. It is a process of learning through experience and trusting what we feel and know is true.

No seeking outside approval as this takes us away from our inner wisdom. Looking to others does not work when we are in the midst of challenging changes. Being you in the oneness is doing your part.

Rejecting of what we have falsely tolerated is important. Everyone does not need to agree. It takes a village and we all play different roles in the whole. Someone who plays a different role in their life will want you to play that role too.

Learn to follow your soul-heart-wisdom and become whole and peaceful in the chaos of life. That is the journey here to Be The Medicine, living your true self and enjoying the journey of the divine-human walking the walk, authentically.

Freedom, health, happiness, beauty, and light embrace us in unconditional love. That is living in the world and not of it on purpose.

Happy Summer, Janet StraightArrow 973-647-2500 Email for appointments

Our website and healing center was always Oasis For The Soul. The work is Be The Medicine. It was confusing to people so I eliminated using Oasis for the Soul. I am being guided to integrate both again as we do offer an Oasis for the Soul as we experience and learn how to Be The Medicine.

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4 Spots still available for this Magical Retreat


     Friday to Sunday, July 28-30 with Janet StraightArrow

A person goes on a Vision Quest when they are ready to rebirth their life in a new way. Be open for receiving deeper purpose and meaning in your life. The weekend is a ceremony marking change and awakening to the new unknown territory on the next part your life journey.

The Vision Quest is a time to move out of everyday life and create a space for you to hear yourself and to awaken your deeper and higher truth and love. When we allow ourselves the room to awaken ourselves in this way we are inspired to go home and live in a better way that works for us.

Janet guides us through inner and outer spaces throughout the weekend. Each person finds their own way with this container and practices. This is a ceremony that builds and brings you many answers and clarity and ways to live it when you go home.

Janet shares a blending of traditions and encourages you to enjoy your own way too. Janet will provide, healthy, sacred, nourishing food. We will drink water only during the quest.

The energy here is perfect for going in and discovering a vision for your life. In Janet’s years living and teaching and offering retreats in the Hudson Valley, she found deep peace and connection and enjoys sharing this special place with others.

Janet StraightArrow has a gift for assisting people to connect with their highest self and purpose. She holds a sacred, loving space for you to let go of any resistance, break through blocks, and deepen your life journey. It’s magical, organic and natural to flow through an experience with Janet and come out whole. We have fun as we experience and explore our unique beauty and truth. This retreat is one Janet has led for fifteen years and each one is as unique as the group and the times.



We arrive on Friday afternoon-evening, settle in and share dinner and open the circle. We begin the formal ceremony on Saturday morning. We participate in an unfolding process that leads us through the weekend. We locate our outside sacred space in nature and prepare for the evening Mitote ceremony and inward Journey on Sunday.

The Mitote ceremony on Saturday night raises our vibration, purifies us, and releases the illusions of our past, as we take turns holding the light and chanting the Gayatri Mantra, we move into lucid dreaming while others chant.

We awaken early Sunday and immediately walk out onto the land and enjoy our Quest. As we sit quietly in nature we open to the signs and symbols that nature presents, and reflect and find the truth inside of us. Nature nurtures us and is a mirror for us to see us clearly. Messages unfold and we come back with more wholeness.

We are re-birthed over the rainbow bridge as we re-enter. We share food and stories and process our adventure and relax and come all the way back. We close the weekend and are ready to go home. It is suggested that you allow space and time before you go back to your everyday life if you can.


The entire weekend is $550, including food and housing. $200. deposit ASAP,  to hold your space. Balance due 7/10/17. Begin the journey as soon as you sign up with more information to help you prepare. RSVP. 4 spots still available as of 6/25/17.

Pay on or send a check to Janet StraightArrow, 39 Greenwood Ave, Madison, NJ 07940. Balance due July 10. 973-647-2500


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I Am Not That

We are not sinners or bad, our true nature is loving and good. We have taken on these concepts and beliefs and they conflict with the truth of us. Disease happens in body and mind when we live against our true nature.

Our upbringing was full of illusions, conflicts, and lies. It takes great strength and courage to say no, and live a better life. Unconditional love begins and ends with us. It is not for others to give it to us. We set the stage and the standard. We have been taught against these truths more than not. We are here to remember and live who we are.

To love ourselves is to honor all of life and see all as one. No one is better or worse, equality is our natural liberty. All fingers point to us and the good news is we can change and heal us and become the true nature of who we are.

This was something I knew fifty years ago when given a dire diagnosis. I rebelled and said, no. I have done that many times, unafraid to break the rules that hurt. Breaking illusions and limitations can be an adventure and not so hard unless you want everyone to agree.

This past year more than ever we have witnessed people seeing life from diverse points that we do not see. It’s for us to stand in our truth, heart, and soul, and find the truth that does not change. Again, no one needs to agree.

We can be cheerleaders and truth seekers and enjoy prosperity. Or, we can tear everyone down and act a clown and find there is no peace, love, and joy. Our reality can be wherever we put our attention. This does not make it correct, just our decision and opinion.

Peace beyond understanding comes from releasing everything of the worldly rules and awakening Universal truth and laws. The world is a mess because free will has led many into an abyss of lies, suffering, and unhappiness.

Trying to control in the ways of man lead us to all of the nasty stories in the scriptures. Living love, equality, honoring nature, and all, brings us prosperity, healing and beauty filled living. The highest truth of all.

I am not anger, fear, jealousy, control, judgment, guilt and blame. There is no shame in being you or me. Learning to be free in ways that support all and us is the imperative.

When we stop believing or listening to the destructive thoughts in our head, we can open up to who we are as love and joy and peace and much more. We are limitless possibilities when we discover living natural laws.

The world will thrive when we thrive. No one needs to be up or down unless they choose to be. Free will means we make choices for our life with each breath. Stop and see what you are choosing, and if you desire, choose again, and say I am not that. I am me and free in blissful harmony.

Know who you are and live more of that to be healthy, happy and free.

Be The Medicine one person at a time.

Blessings of Delight,

Janet StraightArrow

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The Truth that Sets Us Free


“The truth is with us all the time, the problem is, we have been taught to believe, and focus on the lies.” Janet StraightArrow

Confusion reigns when we try to mix the truth and the lie as one. Each human knows the truth, it is a wisdom we have innately. It’s the still small voice that most ignore and laugh about later. It’s nothing to laugh about since it can save, and makes your life.

Peace, joy, and love come naturally as we live our true self. No matter what happens, we “know” the truth, and can unfold all problems with solutions, naturally. It’s the confusing voice in the head that rattles off beliefs, fears and judgments, filled with reasons, excuses and blame, that sidetracks us and keeps us stuck.

We are all enlightened beings, caught in an illusion of pain and fear, that can be easily released when we have zero tolerance for lies and live the truth.

Ongoing inner dialogue with illusions of rules and roles and people pleasing silliness keep us victims of our own consciousness. We volunteer to be deceived until we realize we are the ones keeping us in prison.

No one has more power over us than us. Our mind keeps us trapped, or free. Usually a combination of both, which creates great stress, instead of health and happiness.


We begin by feeling the truth. Truth vibrates peacefully in our body. Anxiety, fear, and dis-ease mean there are lies somewhere, awaiting us, to lift their veils of disguise. No matter what our head says, our body knows the truth.

Our higher mind, soul-self is the one with subtle cues and clues to wake us up to our magnificence. We are the commander in chief. When we entertain and allow the lies, they can maintain their residence with us and stay disguised. If we say no, you are not true. We can dismiss them, lift the veil, and the Sun of truth shines through, allowing the best of me and you.

We are free when we stop playing both sides, truth, and lies. Confusion, delusion, and collusion are our companions unless we speak a resounding, no, to the lies in and outside of us. Standing for truth is our battle cry.


“As we stand in truth, the resistance falls away, unless we doubt, and then it is invited to stay.” Janet StraightArrow

 We are like the Elephant, who is trained to believe that the short rope on a stake. can keep them in place, when all it takes is rebellion and belief of self-mastery, and a gentle tug and the truth sets them free.

Teachings in all cultures, religions, and traditions, have the truth in place, and the lie to keep us on the short rope of control and unhappiness. We are afraid to break the rules and release the firm beliefs, that serve no one. We are afraid to be wrong or bad or judged.

Instead, we become the judge and jury and beat ourselves up, and no one else needs to lift a finger, because we have been trained to stay tied, to the short rope of illusion, that we are sinners, and never going to be free.

The truth is, we are always free, like the Elephant, and no one else needs to agree. If we need agreement, we are not free. We are still tied to the illusion of outside approval.

Leaders, and media, and others know how to keep us in line, confused and tied to a stake, of fear and helplessness. We have to know better and choose, victim or victor? Free, or tied to a stake, that limits our mobility?


People want to believe in something outside of themselves to be safe when our inner surety is our only safety. Believing in something else makes us subject to an illusion that eliminates truth and freedom.

Learning to discern the truth, from the lies, can be like developing the fine skills of a surgeon cutting out the tissue, that feeds off of healthy tissue inside. Words, beliefs, and fears that destroy the human of limitless love and potential are all lies.

Look at what uplifts you, and what tears you down. Words, people, beliefs, fears, rules and more keep us subject to other than the truth when they do not resonate with positive, present and productive realities.

The powers that be, do not want us to be free. When we are subject to illusion, fear and anxiety, we are a food source for many things, that break us down and keep us sick in body and mind and afraid to even take one step outside of what is allowed.


When what keeps us stuck, is being good according to something out there in society, we might need to be bad, in order to be free. Disagreeing with bullies, or family, or religious, or cultural beliefs, may seem rebellious to them, and true to you and me.

Our innate nature is goodness, not bad or wrong, or sinners who are not deserving. We are all good and perfect and seeking, the truth that sets us free, to live who we are as pure divinity.

So our job is to be true to ourselves, and unravel and dismiss the lies, no matter who objects or judges us. Our inner self and soul will be grateful for full mastery. Our life and health will grow in abundance and love beyond anything we may have believed.

The peace beyond understanding, is peace, despite the lies of the human, who masquerade as truth. We ascend to full mastery of our divinity, heaven on earth, and so much more, and see us all as beautiful and free.

We are all saints who lost our Halo, when we bought into, the story of falling from grace.” Janet StraightArrow


Ascending to full awareness, power, and love, wholeness, healing, or a better life, requires zero tolerance for what is a lie. What keeps people in pain and confusion is trying to fit the lie into the truth. There is no way it fits. Holistically focused, is not complete, it’s on the way, but missing the mark, as it still tries to blend the old with the true.

This is where our culture is struggling with now. More than ever we know the truth, and yet we are still trying to be approved of, and make it fit into the lies. Discerning what those lies are, is our most important job. Religion, cultures, and governments have given humans rules of fear and control, and unworthiness, as ways to keep the masses from discovering their true power as whole empowered beings.

Moment-by-moment, day-by-day, it becomes easier as we practice living the truth that sets us free. When we all embody our divinity, the world and her people will align and awaken our higher purpose and life as humanity.

No need for addictions, abuse or destruction, or control. We only need walk our walk, and experience and see, the truth is wonderful and empowering, to be the best we can be. Each one of us can Be The Medicine, as we show the way, by embodying the truth, as others choose to be free.

 Enjoy the Journey.

Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You!

In fifty years of study and practice, healing, teaching, and coaching, Janet has discovered that when we separate out the illusions in our mind and life, wholeness and healing result every time. One coaching session will assist you to get on track, release the ropes of illusion, and be set free. Relationships, health, career, spiritual journey, and life’s purpose and direction, and overcoming challenges, unfold easily. Call Today. 973-647-2500

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The Power of Presence

Slow down and be present, this is the gift of living meditation all day long. As we listen, learn and quiet the racing, fearful mind, our heart opens and life flows.

Our highest intelligence is accessed, and life slows down to match our pace. Days that went by so fast, come into full presence moment by moment. In a fast-paced world, we cannot afford to miss things. As with the tortoise and the hare, racing gets us farther behind.

Time is an illusion, slow down and find that all is possible with presence.

Speak for you each moment. No excuses or reasons, just be and do it. Know the truth of what you are here for. Eliminate what is not yours to be and do, and you will experience time expanding as you make room for the important moments of each day.

Positive dialogue expands time, negative dialogue erases time and eats it up.

Enjoy even the challenging moments, as they help us awaken and grow into the brilliance we are. Have fun with it all. This is our life, our gift, our love.

Just for today, be present.

Enjoy the Journey, Janet StraightArrow

Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You! 973-647-2500

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Be The Medicine awakens your brilliance as you step into yourself fully, freely and with amazing joy. How to live the truths of Ancient knowledge and wisdom in today’s language and the world is what we explore and manifest with ease and grace and common sense.

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Living True, No More In-Between

 Doubt keeps us stuck in maybe, when we look for surety. Do we do this because of habit, or comfort in not committing? Maybe, creates fear and anxiety. Can we know? Do we want to know? Stepping up allows us to experience truth, what is, and what can be.

It is very normal for people to use the words, kind-of, in describing experiences for themselves. Knowing what is, is scary, because then we can, and must act in some way. We commit. I know how I feel, and I know what is happening, and I know what to do and be next, are powerful possibilities when we just say what we mean.

Words that take us into possibility instead of reality, are protections from being wrong, or judged, or even taking the next step and enjoying the process. In working with people I help them say what they mean and mean what they say. It is very easy to find the truth that resides under the maybe.

 Standing in our truth is a practice worth living. It begins with acknowledging our experiences and how we live our life. Instead of explaining we can just live and be free. I am, I know, I feel, I see, I hear this, is all empowering.

No more; like, kind-of, sort-of, maybe, or I think. No more dancing around what is, and instead just be. Look and listen to where you hedge your bets, instead of saying what you mean. You will be surprised how dominant this is in your speech.

  Have fun with this and be the listener and watcher of you. No judgment or blame, stay on point and change your words mid-sentence and experience how powerful it is. As you just speak, you find an inner and outer peace and a relief. Ah. There it is.

No more doubt or confusion. Walking your walk, is so freeing.

Enjoy the journey,

Janet StraightArrow

Live the Power of You!

Be the Medicine, Live the Power of You! 973-647-2500

Coaching special this month. What would you like to accomplish, heal, understand and move forward with in your life? In three sessions you will experience new perspectives and be in a powerful new place in your life. Body, mind, spirit, emotions and soul levels.  Call today and sign up for the adventure. Look at website for possibilities and testimonials.

$275., for 3 one-hour phone sessions. and set up your first appointment. Checks payment information given by phone or email when you sign up.

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 My journey to Be the Medicine, was not to find a new way, but to find a way that is true for all.

As I studied with Masters of religions and traditions around the world, I was not looking to BE something else, and join their community, I was looking for what brings us all together as one human divinity.

Oneness was something that stood out as a lie in the religion I was raised in. So many of the correct words of wisdom and truth were spoken and yet in the end, we were the only ones being “saved”.  As a child I worried about all of the children and people around the world that were of other faiths.

Then I began to question many things. I trusted my perception and discernment in what was said and done that made no sense to me. Logic and common sense are central to truth and there was not a lot of this in religion and everyday life too.

How we act has the greatest reflection and teaching of children and others. Its what we live that shows who we are, and when it looks and feels good, it will be followed. I noted there was, “do what I say, and not what I do”, evidenced by adults trying to discipline and educate us, and it did not work for me. I followed what felt correct and made sense to me which was often following what was said that was true.

Too many rules, felt wrong. Too many things that were done to hurt people, and all. Confusion reigned and I was lost in many thoughts, feelings and worlds that did not make sense or feel correct to me.


At fifteen my family doctor told me I would not live long and would deteriorate fast. I was very sickly and in pain in parts of my body, and he said I was following in my father’s footsteps and would not last as long. Dad was 43 and retired and dying.

This was my wake up call. I looked at our family and their focus on illness and doctors and prescription drugs as the answer, and remembered Jesus teachings and miracle healings. I decided to discover how to live these instead. That has been my journey ever since.

Fifty years later I have been challenged by health and emotional challenges that might have taken me out, and still I live, and am not on medicines and look and feel, at least ten or more years younger. I am about to be a full senior of 65 and feeling healthy, happy and whole.

Medicine as drugs, is my last resort, I have researched healing myself spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically and as a soul, and found amazing, simple, clear ways to live and heal.

Teaching others how to put it all together for them, is my mission and purpose and great joy!

There is nothing better than the freedom to heal ourselves, and find great happiness in everyday, no matter what is occurring. Life is good and letting go of the hypnotic ways we have learned to live against us, is key. Learning to live true for us, is being free.


Getting out of the house from my mother and the way the family system worked, was important. I was happy to help and support but was being abused emotionally and mentally and I was not allowing that anymore. Mom was wise and also loved me, but was cold, demeaning and demanding. A real Dr Jeckell and Mr Hyde situation. this was another great confusion to sort out along the way. How can someone say they unconditionally love you and hurt you everyday?

My health was dependent on getting out of the house and to continue breaking the patterns of the family. I know that now, in full consciousness. Then, I was in love with my high school sweetheart, and wanted to make a life with him. Both being oldest children we were looking forward to creating a life that was ours.

It was nineteen seventy-one, and life in the world was changing in every way. We worked hard to build our lives that worked for us. We bought a house within a year and had big goals that were independent of our family of origin. We both worked since children, paying our own way, and now had the freedom to do what was best for us each day.


I still got sick, and was in pain, and it became less and less. I was free to live my life and not be under anyone’s thumb, so I lived free to be me. I learned self-care while trying things a normal college age person who worked fulltime did, and always chose to come back to doing things that made me feel good, body and soul.

Watching my father in the last stages of his life that first year, made me more determined not to live the way of sickness, and to do everything I could to be healthy and happy.

Leaving my religion immediately after our marriage was freeing. I found religion to be a force of controlling to get us to follow beliefs, that trapped with fear, instead of following love. Jesus was great, what they did with his teachings and purpose was not. I saw the truth, and leaving set me free to explore oneness, healing and truth, and most of all, unconditional love.


All of these years, I have experienced following my innate intelligence, heart, and soul, asking questions and seeking complete answers. I have traveled in so many wonderful worlds of religions and traditions, and found what is unique and special about each one, what unifies and what separates us, with ourselves and with one another.

I can speak to high leaders of any tradition and we all speak the same language. It’s the rules that form the beliefs and fears that create some of the structures in each tradition, and being the only way or best, that keeps the followers separate from the rest.



When we find the key to oneness, and experience it, it is bliss. All are one, what is our part in the whole? What is our life purpose to live and make whole? How can we heal and live unified body and soul?

There are no us, and them, all are we. There is no shame or blame, there is learning and living our journey and purpose naturally. We find oneness is us first. Healing the ego and individuating is the first step. Knowing and loving us allows us to carry that through to all.

As we feel separate within us, or not good enough, or too good for others, we are living the paradigm of separation and suffering. When we are all one, we discover our profound and beautiful humanity, which is also humility to know we can love and support one another and be enough and have enough with no need for lack or superiority.


Going beyond our worldly fear based learning that keeps us trapped in lack, we can awaken to the abundance within ourselves and in the world. When we create limits, or boxes of truth that separate us, we miss the oneness of all.

How can we reach for healing or wholeness, when we believe in terrible lies of fear, and separation? Love All. All One.

We cannot heal the problems in the world, until we each take responsibility to heal the holes in our wholeness, and become all one.

PS. There is greatness in religion and medicine, and I am grateful for both. Questioning and going deeper allowed the limitations, illusions and fear to fade, so deeper truth could open the way.

Janet StraightArrow

Blessings, Grace and Love.

Enjoy the Journey,

Janet StraightArrow

Be the Medicine, Live the Power of You!

Private sessions and classes . Skype, phone or in person. 973-647-2500

“Janet is the rainbow of love! With the skilled hands of a surgeon, Janet is able to help you reach inside to the deepest, most hidden places of yourself and give you tools to shine the brightest, most powerful light for personal & professional healing! Janet is a wonderful tour guide, providing direction and possibilities for healing as you walk your path! She is very personable, creative, and nurturing to all she meets. It is an honor and a pleasure to have her walking alongside me! Namaste.” Thank You From Elisa Maggio, Massage therapist, Healer, teacher, artist.

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