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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

Last week, 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

PenMo

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.

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!

 

How Spirituality Can Help with Anxiety

I don’t know about you, but I have certainly had my fair share of anxiety-provoking situations.
These situations are never easy and they tend to manifest in the lower chakras – the survival and Earth-bound chakras!

Over time, I have developed ways to deal with anxiety thanks to my spiritual practice, mindful breathing and a daily grounding meditation.

Spirituality allows you to attain a more philosophical mindset and you begin to see that everything tends to work out. You come to understand that, while you can’t control forces outside of yourself, you can control how you feel about yourself. This allows you to stay healthy and positive.

You realize that your energy is most effective at manifesting your goals when you are in the present moment.

For me, one way to alleviate anxiety is by focusing on my breathing. It’s not hard.

Breathing & Grounding Exercise

Relax your shoulders and tilt your head back slightly.

Breathe in through your nose – be sure to inhale slowly and send air down to fill up your belly and not just your lungs. Sometimes it helps to put your hands on your belly to feel it expand.

Exhale slowly out through your mouth. Keep your jaw relaxed and extend your breath for as long as you can.

Try making a gentle audible sound when you exhale so that you can focus on and extend the breathing cycle.

Repeat this at least three times or until you start to calm down. This should calm your nervous system and slow your heart rate.

Once your breathing is under control, your next step will be to create a grounding cord to help continue to release anxiety from your physical, emotional and mental being.

Once grounded, you will notice your mind quieting and your body relaxing. This will make space for you to access your spiritual information and break free of the cycle of fear and anxiety!

If you truly want to overcome anxiety, I recommend finding a spiritual practice that will help you change the way you think about yourself and the world around you.

The next time you are confronted with a situation that induces anxiety, rather than convince yourself that the worst is about to happen, apply your enlightened mindset to the situation and notice if you feel stronger and more optimistic. Allow these feelings to inspire you into action!

Meditation - The Joy of Going Within

When you hear the word meditation what comes to mind? Is it an image of a yogi sitting cross-legged under a tree? Do you believe that you need to sit for an hour or more to get any kind of benefit from meditation?

Meditation is simply the process of quieting the mind so you can feel more connected and peaceful.

There are many techniques you can use to do this and there is no right or wrong way. It really comes down to what works best for you.

For example, after experimenting with different times of the day, I found morning meditations work the best for me. Beginning my day this way allows me to get grounded and in alignment and I notice my day goes much more smoothly.

Some days the path to getting into a mindful state can be different than the previous day. I alternate between guided meditations, focused breath work or just sitting and letting my thoughts flow. It’s important when you are developing a regular meditation practice to stay open and be present to your ever changing needs.

All it takes is 10 - 15 minutes a day! Over time, you will notice that it’s much easier to respond to situations in a calm fashion. You will find yourself more centered, balanced and able to flow and navigate anything that comes your way.

Still a skeptic? Science is validating the benefits of meditation! Harvard conducted an 8-week study and found participants were more relaxed, more peaceful and their brain chemistry had altered.

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/meditations-positive-residual-effects/

I could rave on and on about how meditation has changed my life, but I encourage you to try it for yourself: here’s a short guided meditation I made. Enjoy!

Calming Color Meditation

  • Sit down somewhere comfortable
  • Close your eyes and take a couple of nice, deep, gentle breaths
  • Breathe in through your nose and down into your belly
  • Go ahead and choose a color that relaxes you – if you're not sure which color relaxes you see my list below and pick the one that speaks to you...
  • Using this color, create a ball of energy directly over your head
  • Begin to bring this ball slowly down through the top of your head 
  • Inhale and let this energy move gently down through your head, neck and shoulders
  • Allow it to wash away tension and distracting thoughts
  • See it continue down the front and back of your chest
  • Gently move this energy down through your abdomen and lower back
  • Continue to release any discomfort and stress
  • Soak in the color and move it gently over your pelvis, hips and thighs
  • Feel the energy move down your legs, relaxing all the muscles
  • With each breath you feel more relaxed, more at peace, and more in tune with yourself
  • Look down at your feet and see the energy glide out through the toes
  • Take a moment to scan your body and become aware of any pain or blocks. Create a ball of golden energy above your head. Allow this gold light to go to the parts of your body that still need healing. Let it absorb and neutralize the energy of these things.
  • Now go ahead and choose a different color. Feel the flow of energy moving from the top of your head all the way down and out your feet. How does your body feel at this new vibration?

I work with many different colors and have found the following to be true for me:

  • Red helps me ground and clears out fear
  • Orange supports self-healing and makes me joyful
  • Yellow keeps me positive and in present time
  • Green helps me stay calm and balanced
  • Blue clears my mind and assists with confidence, clarity and certainty
  • Indigo connects me to my creativity
  • Violet fills me with a greater sense of purpose and keeps me centered
  • Gold aligns me with Universal energy, unconditional love and peace

Experiment with every color so you can become conscious of the vibrations that work the best for your energy system. Different colors will help at different times. And remember, there is no such thing as a bad color!

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Let the Healing Begin!

Emotional and energetic blocks can manifest in our bodies as pain, disease or other health issues.

Recently, a client came to see me who was having trouble becoming pregnant due to some reproductive issues. She was undergoing treatment, however doctors told her that she should not expect much and that she should definitely not get her hopes up about conceiving.

I began our session by setting up my space to look at her female energy and tune into her creative energy.

Right away, I noticed her 1st and 2nd chakras were blocked by a dark, heavy mud- like substance that was restricting the flow of energy and clogging the female channel.

The picture accompanying the block was that she was afraid of being stifled creatively. Coincidentally, she made her living in the arts and – at the time of our reading – her business had come to a stand still. Family programming had made her fearful that she wasn’t going to be able to be a mum and still be independent and creative. The dark energy represented the effort she was in as well as the anxiety she had about not being in control of the next chapter of her life.

As I was draining the dark energy away, I immediately began to flush the area with gold light.

Why? Because gold light is the powerhouse of all healings! It’s the highest vibration you can use as it comes directly from the Universe.

As I continued to flush gold light into the blockage, I began to see more and more of her life force energy returning as the darkness drained away.

As my client was getting her own energy back, she commented on the lightness and the tingling sensation that she was experiencing. As we completed the healing, she told me that – for the first time – she wasn’t worried, that she could absolutely see herself having a baby and how ecstatic and joyful that would make her feel.

You can use gold light to heal yourself and ANY situation in your life.

If you have a sore leg, go ahead and send gold light to your leg and feel the energy melt into the area. The faster you run gold through the area, the more power and energy you will experience!

Watch and become aware as gold energy flows through each cell and radiates this new vibration.

When you connect with Universal energy and use gold light, you can heal pains and aches, regenerate cells, remove blocks and rebalance your energy…you can do it all!

Like everything, the more you practice this technique, the more you will notice a difference in your energy.