Don’t Get Down – Get Grounded!

It’s easy to look around at what’s happening in the world and feel a sense of hopelessness - that things are never going to change.

 Destructive situations are constantly unfolding that can trigger angry, negative feelings.

 You might feel depressed when you see how humans are treating one another, animals and the environment.

 Rather than spiral downwards, how do you stay compassionate and centered so that you can take action and create positive change in the world?

 One of the best ways to do this is by staying grounded during these difficult times.

 Grounding is the act of spiritually connecting yourself to the planet and releasing negative thoughts, emotions and energy.

 One of the easiest and fastest ways to ground is through breath.  Take a few nice deep breaths and notice yourself come back into your body and begin to relax and slow down.

 If you have a bit longer, here is a wonderful grounding technique that I use daily. 

 When you are grounded, you see things more clearly and have access to more energy. You might be inspired to help someone, speak up for someone or take action around a specific situation.

 As you continue your grounding practice, you will notice that you feel more connected to other people. You will find other like-minded souls who are interested in what you are doing.

 The act of grounding enables you to connect to your spirit and the power of Universal energy. Your positive actions will touch and inspire others and have a ripple effect. When enough ripples come together they create a wave.

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Being In The Center Of Your Head

There is a spiritual place in the center of your head that allows you to stay more neutral and allows you to respond, rather than react, to the ups and downs of daily life!

I continually return to this place when I want to tune out the external world and connect to my inner world. It’s my own private sanctuary!

Being in the center of your head will allow you to release excess mental noise so that you can hear and take advantage of your instincts and intuition.

In daily life, much of our attention gets focused externally. By making the conscious decision to return to the center of your head, you call your energy back and can detach from any situation.

From this place, you will be able to observe everything that is happening while remaining at your vibration.

CENTERING TECHNIQUE

  • Sit in a comfortable chair with your feet on the floor.

  • Close your eyes.

  • Take a nice deep breath. I like to breathe in through my nose, send energy down into my belly and then exhale out through my mouth.

  • Begin by Grounding. Step-by-step instructions are here.

  • Gently become aware of the center of your head.

  • For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this area, take your right index finger and place it on the right side of your temple (just above the ear) then place the left index finger on the corresponding side. Visualize an invisible line connecting the two points.

  • Now move one index finger to the center of your forehead. Take the second index finger and touch the back of your head at the exact same spot.

  • Visualize an invisible line connecting the two points.

  • The center of your head is located where the two lines intersect!! It’s also commonly referred to as the 6th chakra or third eye.

  • Take a nice deep breath and bring your awareness into this area.

  • Start to notice what thoughts and pictures arise. Just relax, breathe and release them down your grounding cord.

  • Begin to tune into your body – staying in the center of your head. Breathe deeply and begin to release any distractions, mental chatter or emotional energy.

  • Continue to breathe deeply and stay in the center of your head. If you find your attention wandering, just gently bring your awareness back to this area.

  • Continue to do this exercise for 10-15 minutes, or until you feel clear-headed and calm.

Like all good tools – the more you use this technique, the more you will notice a difference. 

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Break the Cycle of Boredom

Recently I re-watched one of the newer Star Trek movies.

In this particular movie, the scene opens with Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) sitting in the Enterprise bridge. 

Kirk and his crew are on a space mission and they have been traveling for years.

Each day is tedious and a repetition of the previous day. Kirk is depressed, lonely and bored.

Does this sound familiar? Are you stuck in a cycle of tedium? Do you feel that life is passing you by?  

If this is the case, it might be a sign that something in your life is misaligned spiritually and that it's time to make a change. 

Common Feelings of Misalignment
-Feeling stuck
-Boredom
-Monotony
-Negativity
-Fear of trying new things
-Feeling blocked
-Feeling disconnected from your intuition
-Feeling shutdown

The first step in getting realigned is to acknowledge that there is a problem, that something is out of sync.

Tune into yourself to get clarity on what's not working. Take notes, write down the problem. Keep a journal.

Anytime you are about to make a change in your life, it’s a good idea to get an intuitive reading. Don’t make changes out of panic or because you’re reacting to something. You should make intentional changes that are guided by your higher self.

Take action to create your change. Even small steps in the right direction make a big difference.

Finally, you should accept that continual change is a part of life and get comfortable with the process.

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Being a Cat Mom

Recently, I went on a trip and had to leave my precious cat babies - Moxie and Penny - for over a week.

No big deal, right? It shouldn’t have been except that my cat kids have a schedule that includes: supervised playtime outdoors on a deck, home-cooked meals and non-stop attention and pampering. 

The day before my trip, I had a sinking feeling. I had the realization that -SHOCK HORROR - Moxie and Penny would only be getting two meals a day and not their customary three (actually…more like six). What can I say, they have elevensies, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, supper…what can I say…they’re my babies!!!

My wonderful neighbor and cat lover Chrissie looks after them while I am gone. Up until recently, she worked nearby and could dash home to give PenMo lunch. However, she had just started a new job and this was not going to be possible.

I quickly looked online to see if I could find a pet sitter to give them lunch and compliment the care “Aunt Chrissie” was going to be giving them.

It turned out to be a hassle to find someone so I decided to just hope for the best.

The first couple of days were fine. I was checking in with Chrissie via email and PenMo (PENny and MOxie) psychically via Universal Energy.

Day 5: A panicked Chrissie called to tell me that Penny wasn’t eating and seemed off.

She wanted to know if Penny should go to the vet.

This is when it’s great to be psychic! I said, “just give me 10 minutes to find out what’s going on”.

I set my energy and connected to Penny.

YIKES! This little lady was mad! All I saw around her first (survival) chakra was a red, irritated energy. And yes - animals have chakras too.

Penny was furious that I had left her. She psychically told me that she was bored and wanted to go outside on the deck. She showed me through pictures that her brother, Moxie - a senior kitty - was sleeping all day and not much fun.

Penny told me, she wouldn’t eat until something was done about the situation.

I called Chrissie back. I let her know that this wasn’t a medical emergency, and since it was the weekend, asked if she would spend some extra time hanging out with Penny.

Chrissie agreed and even said she could let the cats go out on the deck. The next pet report I got from her was that Penny had made a complete recovery and was lapping up all the extra attention ;-)

Any time there is an emotional, behavioral or medical issue with any one of my pets I always do a psychic reading on them. They love it and are very open when I communicate with them this way.

If you are interested in getting a psychic check-in on one of your pets click here.

 Penny "The Diva" Challis

Penny "The Diva" Challis

 PenMo

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Where’s Your Happy Place?

Do you have a special place you go to when you need to relax and unwind? Do you have a quiet sanctuary to go to when you feel stressed about relationships, work, money or life?

When we become disconnected, these are the places that naturally bring us back into a calm, relaxed and blissed-out state. These environments help reconnect us to our mind, body and spirit.

Okay, perfect! Problem solved…except maybe you can’t always escape to your special place when you need to.

To make matters worse, maybe you are required to be in an environment that is particularly chaotic and stressful – the exact opposite of what you need when you feel out of alignment.

What do you do when you need the positive and healing energy of your sanctuary but can’t get there?

The good news is that you have the ability to go to this magical place from anywhere and at any time.

It’s as easy as visualizing yourself in this space and tapping into the flow of energy you experienced while you were there.

The flow of energy is Universal Energy and it runs through everything. There are no limits to what it can do. 

When you are connected to Universal Energy you will notice that there is less conflict and chaos around you and stressful situations will resolve themselves naturally.

Whenever you need to reestablish your connection with the Universe simply close your eyes and create a mental picture of a place where you felt happy, peaceful and calm.

Maybe it’s in your garden surrounded by trees, flowers and birds or it was the last time you were at the beach listening to the sound of waves. The sun is on your face and everything is vibrant and alive.

Let the flow of energy move through every cell in your body and notice how much lighter and open you feel.

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Giving Away Your Power

Many of us have been in situations where we have given away our power.

When you give away your power, you literally give your energy to another person.

People give away their power for different reasons:

  • Family, cultural or gender programming
  • Group pressure
  • Idolization or envy of other people
  • Avoidance or apathy
  • Lack of confidence/self-esteem
  • Not wanting to establish healthy boundaries
  • Seeking Approval
  • Fear of speaking up
  • Looking outward for answers rather than within

When you give away your power, you become disconnected from your inner truth and this can cause energetic imbalances and blocks in your body.

The first step in reclaiming your power is to become aware of any interactions or situations that cause you to give it away.

One way to do this is to notice what happens to your third chakra.  The third chakra is in your solar plexus and is responsible for personal power. When you are giving away your power this area will feel tight, tense and nervous.

Start by taking a few deep breaths and tune into this area.

Breathe gold light down through your body. Let the gold light soak into your solar plexus and expand into your belly. Feel it melting away any tension and heavy energy before exhaling out. Repeat until you feel calm and your sense of power has been restored.

If you are still feeling unempowered, it can be a sign that you have a blocked third chakra – your power center.  If this is the case, then it might be time for a third chakra tune up and rebalancing reading.

Third Chakra Tune Up

This reading will look at any areas of your life where you are giving away your power. During the reading, I will unblock and re-align your third chakra. This will help you start to make more empowered choices that complement your unique spiritual path.

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Aligning Energy with Action

Through my energy work with living beings, I developed a love of animals that is so strong, that the thought of harming one is unimaginable.

This feeling was cemented when I started watching documentaries such as “What the Health” and “Food Inc.” These films expose the conditions of farm animals raised for meat and other products like eggs and milk.

If you put aside the brutality of butchering animals for meat, animals in factory farms still live in cramped, filthy conditions. They are fed drugs and genetically altered to produce more things for us to consume.

Even aside from the animal rights issues, there are worker safety issues and environmental impacts to farming animals on a large scale!

As an energy reader and someone who strives to be in spiritual alignment, I had to take action!

The first change I made was to stop eating meat and become a vegetarian. Once I started down this path, I quickly realized I couldn't stop there, so I became a vegan.

Being vegan means that I don't eat any animal products like meat, eggs, dairy or honey. Honey is the one product that always catches people off guard. When it comes to clothing, I don't wear anything that is made from silk, wool, or leather. 

A common criticism of people who speak up for animal rights is that they are so focused on animals they can be blind to the suffering of people.

Not me! Through my energy work, I know that we all connected. Therefore I give a lot of thought to every decision I make, so that I can be as humane, caring and loving to everyone. 

For example, if I know that a product is manufactured in a third world country where wages are low and conditions are inhumane, then I won't buy the product. 

I believe we should treat one another with respect and kindness, so I feel responsible for those who are vulnerable and do not have a voice. I will send healing energy to the company so that they can do better and treat their workers and the environment better.

By becoming aware of how my actions affect others and the environment, I can make decisions to reduce the negative effects. Take palm oil for instance: palm oil is found in all kinds of products ranging from snack foods to fuel. The industry is notorious for deforestation, pollution, and the extinction of animals and indigenous cultures.

As a consumer, I choose to avoid palm oil products and instead use my resources to find complementary products that are more ethical and sustainable – and are made closer to home!

Living in alignment and taking a stand doesn’t happen overnight. However, by continually reflecting on your choices and making incremental improvements, you can make the lives of other living beings better, support your local community and help become a guardian of the planet.

Self-Love

"For me, love is the most important force. It moves the universe." - Laura Esquivel

February is the month we celebrate love and all the joyous ways it makes us feel.

There are many ways you can experience love: through family, a significant other, friends, pets, finding your purpose, volunteering, art, nature and let’s not forget loving yourself!

Before you can truly love someone else, you must first be able to feel love for yourself. Loving yourself is all about self-acceptance and waking up to your true self.

Self-love is a continual cycle of:
Self-discovery – seeking to understand who you are as spirit
Self-improvement – committing to growth and being open to change
Self-acceptance – forgiving yourself and having trust in yourself

Staying connected to your heart and higher self is the best way that you can strengthen and nurture a positive and loving relationship with yourself.

Take a few minutes each day to fill yourself up with love. Take a few deep breaths and see and feel a gold light coming down through the top of your head. This gold light is Universal Love. Continue to breathe in this incredible gold light and send it down throughout your entire body. With each breath feel this energy filling up each cell and radiating love.

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Manifesting 101

The beginning of the year is a great time to hit the reset button and get clear about what you want to manifest for the upcoming year.

To start, think about all the areas in your life where you would like to see a change. I tend to focus on personal growth, career, relationships, spirituality, health and wellness, animals, financial goals and healing the planet.

Write down what you want to manifest. Be specific. Once you are clear about what you want, you will be able to take steps to make it make it happen.

Visualize and imagine that what you want has already happened. Tune into how good it feels. If you can see it, you can make it happen.

Don’t let anything come between you and what you want to manifest. For example, I often hear “I can't do this because I don't have the money", or “I can’t take that first step because I don’t have enough experience”.  It's amazing how opportunities open up once you take the first step and commit to your new endeavor.

Begin to cultivate a deeper connection with yourself through meditation. This is when you can relax and trust that you are working in tandem with Universal Energy. Also, meditation is a fertile space where inspiration and new ideas will reveal themselves.

When inspiration hits, act on it! Manifesting is a partnership with the Universe. When you don’t act on an opportunity that comes directly from Universal Energy, you will lose steam.

Finally, as you look at everything that you want to manifest in 2018, learn how to stay positive. The energy that you generate by staying positive brings more lightness to your life. You will notice more and more positive things happening as a result of your positivity.

Let's be adventurous and fearless this year! Let's put ourselves out there and manifest all the things that we have only been dreaming about!

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Dreams and Goals

Do you have a dream or goal that seems unreachable? The time to make it happen is now!

The biggest obstacles to achieving your dreams are perfect pictures. Perfect pictures block your creative energy and foster unrealistic beliefs about the way things "should" or "ought" to be.  When you create a perfect picture, you obsess over every detail and exert effort to make it happen.

When you have a goal or intention, you should simply put it out there and let it unfold.

The first thing to do is set a simple goal to provide a starting point and help get you moving.

Write it down so you can come back to it.

Set aside a little time each day to work on this space.

Meditation is a beautiful way to get in touch with your intuition and gain insight into next steps to reach your goal.

Stay in present time so you can remain open to new ideas and experiences.

Find a community of like-minded people to nourish and feed your dream!

Hang out and talk with other people on a similar path or journey. It's a wonderful way to stay motivated and inspired.

Remember, it's never too late to make a dream come true!