Putting Yourself Out There

There will be times in your life when you feel disengaged from the world.

You might find yourself avoiding connections with new people such as work colleagues, potential friends or love interests.

Maybe you believe that you can't speak up and be yourself and that you must hide from reality.

You might feel stuck, stagnant or bored. Perhaps this boredom is leading to self-destructive behavior...

These are all signs that you need to create new experiences in your life. The best way to do this is to put yourself out there.

But what exactly does it mean to put yourself out there?

It means expanding your comfort zone and doing things that challenge you. It means shaking things up and trying things that you normally wouldn't.

It's about being open and allowing your energy to be more out there.

Practice taking a leap of faith and saying yes to things. Accept an invitation or better yet, initiate something.

Don't be shut down by perfect pictures. Almost any situation is an opportunity for growth if you stay connected and true to yourself.

Don't be afraid of failure or embarrassment! You will regret missed opportunities far more than the occasional stumble.

Putting yourself out there can be uncomfortable. Practice being in the uncomfortable place. Visualize yourself acting in these moments. Practice using breath and gold energy to stay grounded.

Your spirit is constantly working to create new opportunities for personal growth. You'll begin to notice when these moments come up. It feels exciting and organic.

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New Year, New Beginning

I always love the beginning of the year! For me, it's a wonderful opportunity to hit the reset button and start fresh.

It's the perfect time to look at the upcoming year and set your intentions. Think about all the areas in your life that you would like to continue to go deeper into.

I tend to focus on personal growth, career, relationships, spirituality, health, finances and community. 

For example, focusing on personal growth might entail working on your emotional state so that you can be more grounded.

Being open in your career space might mean that you find new ways to put yourself out there by getting a new job, taking a class or by starting that business you always dreamed of.

Going deeper in your relationship might be to work on the state of your current relationship so that you can discover new ways to communicate and be open.

To feel more connected spiritually you might begin a meditation practice so that you can be more calm and centered.

Improving your finances might be to make a budget so you can save money.

The desire to be help in your community might be to volunteer at your local pet shelter. 

It helps to write intentions down. This way they become concrete and anchored in reality, especially once the initial thrill has worn off and you encounter your first obstacle.

As you look at 2019, part of your journey might be to change certain beliefs about yourself. You might have a belief that you are too busy to meditate every day or that you are too old to learn a new job.

Get creative, especially when it comes to money. I can't tell you how often I hear “I can't do this because I don't have the money.” It's amazing how opportunities open up once you commit to your endeavor.

Whatever this year has in store for you, embrace any opportunity to be authentic, honest and real.

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Energetic Agreements

The Holidays are upon us!

Whatever your tradition, it's a time of gathering with family, friends and significant others. It's a festive time, but it can also be stressful.

Focusing on the relationships in your life – family, friends and significant others - can intensify unresolved feelings and conflicts. 

Perhaps you have a strained relationship with someone in your family? Or, maybe you've been ignoring a problem in your relationship?

Our relationships are a result of energetic agreements we have with other people. These agreements are a way for us to learn and evolve on a soul level.

Whether it's being born into a specific family (or joining one), having a child, meeting a spouse, making a friend or finding the perfect pet, all of these relationships happen because we need them for our spiritual growth. Our soul has made an agreement with the other person (or pet)If there is a stress in one of your relationships, what can you do?

Start by knowing that there is a reason for the relationship: this is an opportunity for growth and learning for you both.

Then ground yourself so that you can be open and listen. Make space for them to communicate and feel validated. Listen with a clear, quiet mind! 

While you want to be open, don't suppress or diminish your truth. Reflect on your journey – where you've been, what you've learnt. Being open to someone else doesn't mean forgetting the path you've taken. It's important that you share your experience with the other person for their spiritual growth. 

If you maintain openness to new ideas and connectedness with the truth and wisdom that you've learned, the energetic agreement will benefit you both.

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Reclaim Your Power!

Negative, stressful things happen! We all know someone (or maybe it’s us) who is going through a difficult time - a relationship issue, job loss or a health issue.

When these things happen, you tend to feel powerless. Your sense of strength and purpose is challenged. Anxiety kicks in and the nagging voice of worry and self-doubt takes over.

Situations where you feel unempowered create blocks and imbalances in your third Chakra.

The third Chakra is your energetic power center. It’s located above your belly button in the solar plexus. Confidence and self-esteem come from a healthy third Chakra

So - what can you do to regain your power when life throws you a curveball?

It sounds like a cliché, but it starts with taking a deep breath.

Bringing oxygen to your solar plexus will cleanse and re-energize your Chakra and restore the flow of energy. Also, focusing on your breath will help quiet your mind.

Take deep controlled breaths. Focus on the air gently moving in and filling your belly. With each exhale, feel the stress and negativity releasing.

If your mind starts to chatter, pause and then re-focus on your breathing.

Once your mind is quiet, continue to breathe deeply and imagine a bright golden ball of energy coming down over your head. As the gold light moves down through your body, you feel it healing and restoring every part of you.

See the energy reach your solar plexus. Feel the doubt and anxiety being washed away. Continue to breathe.

When you feel restored, allow the energy to continue down through your body and out through the soles of your feet.

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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

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

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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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