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Know Thyself: Four Part Series Part 1: The Akashic Records

The Akashic Records: What is it and how do you use it?

Imagine a place where every event, thought, word, emotion, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future is stored as energy and information. That is the Akasha, and your Soul Record exists within it.

Your Soul is on a journey, and that journey has been recorded across time and space in The Akashic Records. You can go there with a Guide, and you can learn to access your own record yourself to use for your growth and evolution.

The Akashic Records are encoded on the etheric plane. You reach them through an inner journey.

Often people will find they are suddenly aware of the Akashic Records and called to them. At the same time, they are not for everyone. It may be that another modality will resonate more. People will also find themselves drawn to a certain Teacher to help them navigate the Akashic Records and how to use them for themselves or to read them for others. Teachers over time have passed their knowledge down through teaching and training, and each has their own specific ways to access The Records and to work within them.

No one is denied access to the Akashic Records. Some may not find resonance there, or their disbelief keeps them from having a true experience.

Your records are not fated or destined. They are fluid and ever-changing, substance that you impress upon to create form. In The Records, you will find choice and effect. There you can access all the choices you have ever made and see the results of those choices. Then, you can choose anew. Everything that has been and is and will be a part of your Soul’s infinite journey is contained within The Records.

Many people report a wide variety of experiences in the Akashic Records, as well as a number of different ways they have accessed them. One way to find success for yourself is to set aside a time each day for consecutive days to go into the Akashic Records and then journal about it. You can begin your journey by going into The Records and simply sitting in the energy and looking around.

Even with all that is available to you in the Akashic Records, there are some things that are helpful for you to know:

  • It is best to go into the Akashic Records with questions, and the more specific the better. Think about this as a Library. You do not go in and simply say, give me information. You go in with a focal point and then locate the answers to what you are seeking. Learning to ask the right questions is a big part of what you are taught when training to use the Akashic Records.
  • Along with questions, go into your Records with an Intention. What area of life are you seeking to explore during this time? What do you want to know? When you set an Intention, Spirit follows that with the energy.
  • Know that there are Guides available to you in the Records. Some you may know, and some may be new to you. You can also access your Council inside The Records. Call them forward once you are inside.
  • You want to enter into this process with belief and expectation. Practice suspending any disbelief you may be feeling. You also want to enter into an open and receiving state, feeling relaxed and settled. Allow the experience to unfold for you. The more you can come into a state of being grounded, centered, focused, and clear, the better you will be able to have the experience you are seeking. Use whatever tools are available to you to do this. 
  • If you feel drawn to The Akashic Records and sense a resonance with them, seek out a Teacher, and enter into some study and training in how to use the Akashic Records for yourself. You may, then, want to work in The Records for others. This requires further training.

    Author: Michelle Barr is a Psychic Medium, Healer, Akashic Record Reader, and Spiritual Teacher.
May 4, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , akasha | Akashic Records | bap blog | best american psychics | Blog | michelle barr
Spiritual Side Of Weight Loss: Total Thought Remodel

In article one of this series we realized that our thoughts can manifest into bodily issues.  In article two we realized that when we decide to make change in our physical self it’s not because we aren’t already perfect, it’s because human consciousness loves to create. So now that we know all of this, how do we make mental change in order to achieve happy physical change?  Well, the key is to find someone who can help you get to the roots of those original thought hurdles and help you learn to think differently.

Is it really that simple? Yes it is. I can honestly say that sometimes thought processes just need a little tweaking in order to achieve a complete understanding of who you are, where you are stuck, and why.  Have you dieted, exercised and cut carbs to the point of massive frustration?  Have you mentally grappled with doing what you know is best for your body yet still end up feeling as if you are being punished?  If you struggle with issues like these, then you need help really digging into those energy root issues and implementing a total thought remodel.   

Bottom line here is that you need to change the way you think even before starting a healthy weight loss program. Simply convincing ourselves that this is all for our own good is not enough. If you are miserable with your eating plan and with each bite try to convince yourself it’s “all for your own good” you will continue to struggle. But if you can get to the roots of your relationship with food and exercise, you can find effective ways to view the process which will make life a whole lot easier.  

Sounds too good to be true? I assure you it’s not. Think about it this way, the more you negatively talk about something the more you feel and focus on that negative situation. Trash talk a job you dislike and it will make the experience even more intolerable, right?  But find the good in the job, find the roots of your frustration, change your routine (and thoughts) to alleviate that frustration and all of a sudden the job seems much easier.  Same holds true for weight loss. Keep telling yourself it’s hard, it’s miserable, it’s depriving, it’s slow going, then it will be. Keep telling yourself you hate exercise and you’ll grow to hate every step, every drop of sweat, every weight lifted.  But pull apart those negative ideas and morph them into positive ones and the going will inherently become much easier.  But the key here is that the thoughts have to be true and heartfelt, not just mantras to help you power through something you feel is miserable.

Not sure how to do this? Find a spiritual advisor who can help you truly focus on your weight loss sticking points and let them help you hash it out and create a total thought remodel. 

Author: Samantha Hall

April 22, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , best american psychics | samantha hall | Spiritual | thoughts | tips | Weight Loss
Spiritual Side of Weight Loss: Loving Yourself the Way You Are Isn’t Always the Answer

The title of this article is a little misleading, so bear with me and read on. Of course, you should always love yourself just the way you are because after all, you are perfect. But when it comes to our desire to make change in our lives (particularly weight loss) it’s important to know that there’s more to the situation than self-acceptance. Let me explain…..

As I said, loving ourselves just the way we are is important. Actually, it’s everything, but when we decide to make change for our health, or for any other reason, we need to change the way we think. If we say we love ourselves just the way we are but want to make a change, we intuitively feel the opposition of those two statements. How can you love yourself just the way you are but still feel the need to ‘improve’? Those are positive and negative thoughts and they tend to cancel each other out and we get nowhere. So, what’s a gal to do if she’s got this dichotomy going on in her head? 

The answer is you need to change the way you think about change.  You aren’t necessarily trying to change your weight because you feel it’s wrong or unhealthy. You aren’t desiring change because you aren’t already good enough. You desire change because there’s an infinite amount of creation that’s possible with that mind of yours and a new goal is simply your desire to create something new. Not because the old thing was bad, worn out or wrong, but because the nature of the human consciousness is to create, grow, change.  I’m not making change because I’m wrong or broken, I’m always enough. I’m perfect today, but I also know I have infinite capacity to be a different kind of perfect tomorrow.

We don’t reach for new goals, search for spiritual growth, or make changes because we think we need to be better, we make change because we can, because our consciousness needs to create and we intuitively know that its creative capacity is unlimited. Why do you think everyone always wants more? Why do you think people reach for higher and higher goals? It’s not necessarily because they don’t have enough, it’s because we know that there’s more out there, always more to be created. At our soul core, we are all artists, constantly creating.

Author: Samantha Hall Samantha is a Psychic Medium, Animal Communicator, and Energy Healer.

April 14, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , best american psychics | Blog | change | overweight | perspective | samantha hall | Spiritual | weight | Weight Loss
The Spiritual Side of Weight Loss: Yes, Thoughts Affect Weight Loss

It has been theorized that we have over 180,000 thoughts per day. That’s a lot of thinkin’. Some of those thoughts are fleeting, in one lobe and out the other. But what happens to those thoughts that we just can’t let go of? What happens to those ideas that we dwell and stew on?  Our thoughts and ideas, both good and bad, can’t stay cooped up in that brain forever. What happens to the ideas that we just can’t let go of our refuse to address?

Well, there’s an old saying that goes, “We hold our issues in our tissues” and spiritually speaking, it’s totally true.  Thoughts are energy and energy tends to be the most useful and productive when it’s allowed to flow freely. As a matter of fact, it’s the nature of energy to want to move, ebb and flow. So when we keep our thoughts cooped up within us they tend to force their way out one way or another. And more often than not they’ll force their way out in  the form of physical or emotional issues.

We, as spiritual mentors, can take a look at the thought-energy root of a physical/emotional problem and address it from that perspective, the perspective of stagnant energy. Now, that doesn’t mean ‘miracle cure’ but it can mean enlightenment as to the root of the issue which can lead a person to more productive physical healing modalities or productive changes in personal thought-behavior.

Now springtime tends to be when people focus on developing their ‘beach bodies’. First of all, let me say, that you are perfect just the way you are, but if you are looking to make some changes in your weight (either gain or lose) it’s imperative that you begin with changing the way you think.

Most people who have struggled with weight are well familiar with basic do’s and don’ts, but almost everyone who has tried and failed to achieve a more healthy weight has failed to realize that what we think and how we think it affects our body’s ability to lose weight AND our own behavior.

The first step for anyone who has tried to change their weight and failed is not changing nutrition or exercise programs, it’s changing your thoughts. Find a helper who can dig deeply into your history of thought and behaviors. Find a helper who can see beyond standard do’s and don’ts and peer directly into the spiritual soul of why these thoughts have kept you from reaching your goal. It’s not as hard as it seems and when that lightbulb flips on, you’ll see your energy change and your efforts will finally begin to yield results.

Thoughts have power, power to change the body, in good ways and bad ways. So, why spend another day letting old, stagnant, useless, thoughts keep you from your personal health goals?

Author: Samantha Hall

April 4, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , Blog | samantha hall
This. Is. Hard….

I know. I’m right there with you. These are uncertain times. With the outbreak of the coronavirus and closures everywhere you turn, so many of us are afraid, and not knowing what’s going to happen next. Let me just say it’s normal to have a variety of emotions. The most important thing that we can do during these times is to be gentle with ourselves. If you find yourself one moment crying and one moment feeling completely confused and lost, just realize that you are not alone. 

I know, for so many people, there have been extraordinary losses. For school kids, it’s the loss of classes and time with their friends. For many of us, it’s loss of work and the uncertainty and fear with loss of income. For many people, and especially the elderly, it’s simply the loss of human contact. Just not being able to gather in groups or get a hug is absolutely a huge loss. So if you’re feeling sad or depressed know, it’s completely normal. But what I want to add is something that I hope can change your perspective.

Now please understand I am not being Pollyanna about any of this. But there is something to be said for choosing your emotional state. It’s so easy to look at the glass half empty. And I know right now there is a ton of emptiness to go around. However, the fact that we all woke up this morning certainly has to be a blessing. There will be people reading this that say it’s not. And again, I can totally understand that. But it’s important during these times, as we build up our fortitude and strength of character, to notice what IS going well in our lives. And I’m not saying that everything is butterflies and rainbows right now because it’s definitely not. I myself have moments of time where I wonder how this will all turn out. But to help you hold on, here are a few things to keep in mind that I hope can help guide you through this crisis.

First, just take note of the little things. If you can take a walk outside or even sit outside and look up at the blue sky, that is certainly something nice. Think about the fact that you can open your eyes and look around and notice all the colors and beauty that there still is in this world. Hey, your eyes work!!  OK I can hear some of you saying “that’s so cheesy, Mari” but honestly, think about it. If all of your faculties are working, your body is processing things in the way it is supposed to for the most part, you are blessed. As long as you have food on your plate, shelter and can walk around (even in your own home), that counts for something. And it’s during these stressful times that we have the opportunity to shift our perspective and focus on the good things that we still have.

Secondly, think of people that have less than you even before Covid-19. How are they faring? If you’re upset that you didn’t get to make that great trip to Vegas think of people that have never been there in the first place. Yes that might seem hard to grasp, but it’s reality. No matter how little you have, more than likely, there’s somebody that has less. And focusing on all the things that go right for us on a daily basis helps to alter our attitude into one of Gratitude instead of one of Lack. 

And lastly, may I make a plea to look out for those people that might need some extra support. Perhaps you have an elderly friend or neighbor that could use a phone call just to say hi. People might be socially isolating but being socially isolated can certainly cause depression or worse. Make a mental note of anybody in your circle who could use a pick me up. Even if you send a them a card or drop off some packaged cookies, every little bit of kindness counts. And part of me feels that maybe some of the reason we are all going through this now is to remind ourselves that we need each other. No one is an island and in order to be happy and whole we need people. Just think about that for a minute.

But by no means am I saying all this is easy. Like I mentioned, it is a struggle. Daily. But just like if you were trying to get in shape, there would be struggles. Nobody jumps up every single day raring to go to the gym. Everybody has those moments where they’re like “Oh I really don’t wanna do this today, I’m not feeling it.” And it’s in those moments when you are building character and grit. But just because you intellectually know you should be grateful and focused on the good doesn’t make it easy. However, hopefully reading something like this might remind you when you’re having one of those moments (and trust me I have them all the time) to go back to the breath, focus on your heart space and give off a tiny thought of gratitude that you are still here.

This also doesn’t mean we stop mourning the things that we have lost. I know many people have had to cancel big events, weddings, family trips, tournaments etc. and have no clue how to soldier on. It’s just for whatever reason right now, it’s not the right time. As I like to tell my clients that when we look at life it’s as if we are looking at the back of a needlepoint. If you’ve never seen the back of a needlepoint project, it’s a mess. There’s strings going everywhere, there’s knots, colors that end abruptly – there is no clear vision at all. But that is how we view life- only from the back. It’s when we get some perspective and we can see the needlepoint from *the front* that we understand the bigger picture.

So know that you are not alone. These are trying times for the strongest of us. But if you take a few moments to add a little gratitude practice to your life you will visibly see how your energy will change. It’s not all doom and gloom. And we will get through this, make no mistake. But in the meantime, look up at the sky and count your blessings. I’ll be doing the same. Much love,Mari 

Author: Mari Cartagenova

March 23, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , BAP | change | coronavirus | isolation | mari cartagenova
Spiritual Hygiene to Deal with the Coronavirus

Our world is certainly turned topsy-turvy at the moment. There is definitely an issue with the coronavirus, and I understand that people’s nerves & psyches are frayed. However, I wanted to pass along some tips that will help with your spiritual hygiene and to stay emotionally centered during this difficult time.

Now I certainly understand that many people are at risk and many others are directly affected by the coronavirus. However, for most people in the world, the chance of getting something is fairly low. My concern as a Psychic Medium is it not the coronavirus but the virus of *fear* that is spreading like wildfire throughout the world. Sometimes this psychological virus is even worse than the actual germs themselves. So, I wanted to offer these few things to keep yourself emotionally safe and sound. 

  1. Please don’t listen to the media 24 hours a day. Find some time, whether it’s on your car ride in the morning or at night before you go to bed, to just have some quiet time. Read a fun book, cook something nutritious or just meditate and sit in the silence. This news fast allows your mind, and especially your heart, to have a breather. Listening to CNN or other stations saying the sky is falling over and over again just amps up our anxiety. And while it’s certainly important to be vigilant, wash hands and not hang around with people who appear sick, it is also equally important to not live in a fear-based mindset all the time. Living in this fear-based mindset causes stress, stress causes inflammation and inflammation can lead to disease. Now of course I’m not a doctor, but allowing yourself to be in this place of fear makes it so much more difficult for your body to fight off any germs or viruses should you encounter them. Please allow yourself to take some time away from the media and just be.
  2. Get yourself out in nature! Even if you just sit outside on your stoop or take a little stroll it’s so, so important to be out in the fresh air. Look up at the sky, the trees or anything natural. Allow yourself to take the deep cleansing breath and just be in the moment. Like your grandmother might’ve said “the fresh air will do you good” and this is still true!! Just being in nature allows us to reconnect to our soul selves. All the anxiety producing facts that we get from the media stirs up our ego self and puts us in that constant cycle of worry. Don’t become a victim to social media. Get outside with your kids, your dog or even by yourself. Take a walk to the corner instead of using your car. Don’t say I’ll do it later. Do it now. Your soul needs this.
  3. Especially before bed, you want to make sure you turn off your phone, tablet, computer etc. I know it’s so tempting for us to lie in bed all snuggly and warm and be scrolling social media on our phone. Sometimes I am guilty as charged as well. However, during these uncertain times, getting proper sleep is incredibly important. Light from the TV or other electronics makes it difficult for you to fall asleep quickly. Anybody who suffers from insomnia probably already knows this. So be sure to allow yourself some quiet time (at least an hour) before bed without any of the electronic light. Make yourself a cup of tea, warm milk or whatever will help get you in the relaxed mood. Sleeping also helps your immune system be stronger to fight off anything that may come your way.
  4. Now this one might not be everybody’s thing but honestly, it’s so important. To meditate. Now that doesn’t mean you have to sit cross-legged and ohm like a monk (but you can if you like!).  Meditation could be quietly walking outside while turning your intention inward. A meditation can be done while washing the dishes. Pay close attention to the dishes – focus on what you’re doing each second and breathe deeply and slowly. Meditation is simply slowing down your mind and being in the present moment. This allows your mind to not focus on the “what if’s” and all the worries we deal with daily. If you are comfortable in this meditative state I encourage you to invite in your spirit guides, angels, ascended masters or anyone you would like to work with. Ask them to help you through this difficult time with grace, ease and gratitude.
  5. And finally, I encourage everyone when they get up in the morning to make a statement that goes something like “I am Safe. I am Whole. I am Healthy.” This can be your mantra throughout the day that you can repeat anytime you feel like you are getting caught up in the news, social media or other fears and worries. Feel free to touch your index finger to your thumb as you do this. This grounds the thought into the physical and keeps it as a reminder for yourself throughout the day. You can also add your gratitude prayers at this time as well. Reminding ourselves that no matter how bleak things may look, there are always things to be thankful for.
  6. You may also, at the same time, surround yourself with a golden ball of light that encompasses you & your entire home. Thus, setting the intention that this golden ball of light keeps you safe, grounded and in your body. It is essential to stay in your physical body and not in your head when all this fear and negative energy is swirling around the planet.
  7. My final tip is – Every time you find yourself getting in your head and starting to worry, set the intention that this golden ball of light keeps you safe, grounded and in your body. Every time you find yourself getting in your head and starting to freak out do this: Take a deep breath and allow the breath to rise to the top of your head and roll down your back. As the breath rolls down your back, find yourself sinking deeper and deeper into your body. As you exhale, exhale out all the tension & stress and allow yourself to remain in your body, feeling yourself centered & calm in your heart area. This is a good exercise to bring you back to self every time you start to worry.

I hope these tips provide you with some comfort and some tools to get through this current health crisis we find ourselves in. Just know that despite how bleak things may look sometimes, this too shall *actually* pass and things will be back to the way they were. 

Make some time to spend with your loved ones and practice the upmost self-care. As always, I send you all my love and blessings.

Mari xoxo 

Author: Mari Cartagenova

March 12, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , , coronavirus
Week 4: Love on Hand – A Month of Love Tailored to YOU

Step Three is ‘Feeling With‘.  This last step requires ‘radical compassion’ as Tara Brach defines it. Have you ever seen a wounded animal turn on the very people trying to help it? That is what we can become in our darkest traumatized Earth Heart. And it’s in everyone, a little, or a lot. But the Universe is abundant and wants you to know this when you are wounded. Because if we don’t understand, we bite the hand that feeds us.

This step retrains your brain to let in the things that are right for you. You get to decide what you say yes to and when you open up. That’s a very important thing to remember. Opening up to outside help doesn’t mean you lose your power to decide what feels right for you. That happened in childhood but it’s not true now.

Instead, when you ‘Feel With’ you to take quality time to realize you are hurt.  Anger, fear, almost all the difficult emotions, arise out of pain avoidance.  Until you sit with the wound yourself, you won’t know who and what to trust to help you. Rather, you isolate yourself or drive off the very balm your wound needs.

That’s why Earth Heart’s nickname is the Hermit. You pull back to avoid pain. Once you get these three steps, you will be able to handle the pain in life that goes with getting more love. To love is to risk pain. But to go without love is a deeper more damaging pain by far. Time to trade in suffering alone to safely shared love and manageable pain.

Feeling With requires physical action on your part. Put your left hand on your heart and your right hand on your belly even as you do the first two steps outlined in recent posts. If you don’t have your hands there by Step 3, time to put them there. Don’t get caught up in getting it right. The important thing is to be the adult present and ‘Feeling With’ the child within you.

With your hands on your heart and belly, feel those feelings that come up. Breathe into them. Ask yourself what those feelings need to hear. Reassure yourself that you won’t ever abandon you. Tell yourself that what you feel matters and you want to know. Be curious, listen deeply, hold yourself and stay present for your emotions. If your mind switches back to a story about what caused these feelings, bring them back to what you feel. It’s a sneaky form of self-abandonment to focus on ‘them’.

You are what matters. What you need to hear, what you feel, what needs to be heard and said by YOU. Hear yourself say out loud, “I’m with you, I’ll never leave you”. Listening to your own needs and feeling them heals you. Take time to show up for all of you, just as if you are sitting with that frightened four-year-old you once were.

The Neuroscience Of It All

The crazy part is when you do these three simple steps outlined, you rewire your brain. Your hands reflect this over time. Soothing yourself with your own attention, deep interest and compassion for what hurts, without acting on it yet activates dopamine. You get waves of it running through your body to feel better and counteract the triggers that set you down a reaction spiral.

The key is to offer the wounded child in you support as the strong adult you are now. You learn feelings won’t drown or overwhelm you when you feel what comes up and ask yourself, as often as you need, ‘what does this feeling need to hear from me’. Then say it to yourself. You may need to act on it by rocking or a hot bath. Stay in soothing mode, not protection mode. Self-care like this IS the best protection.

Remember we all drop back to our Earth Heart in trauma. Understand you’ve been taught what you should and shouldn’t express. When you lovingly sit with those places and spaces, without an agenda or time clock, healing happens. Know that you may want to do this the rest of your life. Why not? It’s free, legal and portable. You can do it anywhere. 

When the results are more love who loses by practicing this? Certainly not you. For this month of love, give yourself the most precious gift of all, quality loving time with you. As if by magic, or should I say magnet, others will join the flow.

For more help with this, check out Lisa’s Expand Love Capacity Authentically Experience where you actually see the change of mind changes those lines. 

Author: Lisa Greenfield

February 24, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
WK 2: Love on Hand – A Month of Love Tailored to YOU

Love On Hand – A Month of Love Tailored to YOU

The Plan to expand with Heart – Continued from last Week.  Read Week One here:

Time to get the three step action plan in place to dial up your magnetic factor for more abundant options to play with in manifesting.  Fear prefers a limited and familiar path, which is why we slowly add a few key things to ease into space in a less frightening way.  Let’s take on Step One this week. 

Step One is called Deep Interest.  This is the place that wasn’t possible in your childhood.  When feelings came up, there was no empathetic adult around to help you feel and shape them in a way that was uniquely yours.  It’s likely you were told not to feel it or told how you should feel.  ‘Shoulds’ are often the secret gatekeeper in an Earth Heart’s mind.  In time you can live in a ‘no shoulding on yourself’ zone.  It just takes practicing these three steps.

When something or somebody triggers you and anxiety or fear come up, take a deep interest in what frightens you.  Fear casts a long shadow.  Deep interest and investigation turns on the overhead light and the shadow shrinks.  Add compassion for the frozen four year old in your brain who wasn’t taught it was safe to be afraid.  Fight, Flight, Freeze or Fawn are normal reactions. You likely modeled a similar response to one of your parents, which is the current limit to all that power within you.  These steps can change that.

Just that kind and loving thought for the part of you reacting is a wonderful response.  We will get to more of that in Step Three.  For now stay curious about you.  To help I am going to share a very important secret your fear brain doesn’t want you to know.  You are underestimating yourself and overestimating any threat.  This way you are always over prepared for danger.

But your fear brain lies to you.  You are a formidable match for any challenge.  After all, you are the manifesting magician!  When you stop the automatic response and get curious about what the original fear is behind the reaction, a rich vault of power swings open.  Once you do that, it’s impossible to keep the truth hidden.  Holes appear in your story about what’s happening.  I’ll lay you serious odds your assessment of any threats was more appropriate at four years old than it is now.

When other people are angry, upset, or demanding, my Earth Hearts tend to shut down and withdraw.   That solitary line in the center of your hand is like an anemone when touched.  It closes up fast.  You don’t do conflict easily or feel like you do it well because you feel outmatched.  That’s just your fear brain underestimating you and overestimating the threat.  You see others as the enemy.  All of your unexpressed emotion goes into the story about what’s happening to you.

If you catch yourself doing that, get curious.  I’ve seen impressive results with a little practice, once your Earth Heart know how to take care of themselves.  They are unbeatable in conflict and a real benefit to those around them once they learn a few tips like these.  Time to doubt your doubts, push back on them underestimating you.  Really dig into that story that has you triggered by what someone does or says. 

Where else in the past did you feel this way when you get triggered? What’s the earliest memory of it? Past events may be lumped into the present potential threat, like dominos tipping forward.  Breathe, and be deeply interested in all of the feelings and thoughts that go into your story. Take it apart and soothe yourself while you do.  Good.  Practice quality attention on all the layers you feel.

We will dive into what to do with what you find next week.  For this week, stay curious and be deeply interested in YOU.

Next Week Step Two – Listening to Hear gives you a new way of interacting with your fear brain to retrain it one difficult moment at a time.

Want more support, check out what’s available here

Author: Lisa Greenfield

February 10, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , , ,
2020 Paradigm Shift

As we embark on this journey into 2020 and beyond, we have collectively come through a major paradigm shift for humanity. We may not see the effects of this shift concretely as of yet. However, those events will all begin to unfold on not only the world stage, but in our individual lives as well. We will all start to notice that both internal and external transformations are occurring on a huge level, as outdated beliefs, past conditioning, old patterns and oppressive and limiting structures disintegrate and fall apart. The significant conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn that we have been feeling and experiencing through 2019, was exact on January 12, 2020. This will eventually cause us all to look at our lives from a different viewpoint. It will become very clear, if it has not already, what is no longer working for us. Those things which no longer bring us joy or that are not for our highest evolution of spirit will fall away. If we don’t allow them to fall away with grace, the Universe will step in and crush them. Because what was, no longer is, and can no longer be in this energy.

This also has an impact on a global scale, specifically with the old order, the patriarchal system that no longer works for humanity, and Mother Earth. The time has come for us to be responsible for our planet. This will begin to take the forefront and in the coming months and years and will change the way we coexist with each other and Mother Nature. The old way of doing things and existing on Earth can no longer exist in the higher vibrations that we as a planet are entering.

If this paradigm shift has not become completely clear to you already, look at your life and the elements, people, situations, locations, and ask yourself: How do all of these things make me feel on a soul level? If there are things that still exist in your world that not only don’t bring you joy, but make you feel depleted or less than, then it is clearly time to move away from those elements. This can sometimes feel like loss, but in the biggest picture there is no other way. The greatest loss would occur if we stayed in the same old patterns and dynamics that no longer work in this new energy field. If we try to force the old to remain, we will surely experience a much greater loss than embracing the newer high vibrational experiences that we all came here for in this lifetime.

As I mentioned in my last BLOG post, this energy is also ripe for manifestation. This Saturn and Pluto conjunction heightens karmic attraction. So, whatever we have been focusing on and putting out to the Universe, is going to be returned in great magnitude. So, it is critical to focus on what is positive, healing and of the highest vibration in this new energy. Those that have already embraced this dynamic shift will see their lives abound with blessings and an ability to manifest all the abundance we can imagine. Therefore, welcome this transformational energy with an open heart, with courage and an understanding in faith that it is all for the highest good of not only humanity but for each and every one of us on this planet.

Author: Goddess Gillian

January 16, 2020No comments, , , , , , , , , , Blog
The Holidays, Grief and The Collective Consciousness

There is something called the collective consciousness. Wikipedia defines it thus: Collective consciousness, collective conscience, or collective conscious (French: conscience collective) is the set of shared beliefs, ideas, and moral attitudes which operate as a unifying force within society.[1] In general, it does not refer to the specifically moral conscience, but to a shared understanding of social norms.  

When the holidays roll around, it can be very difficult to follow our individual hearts and minds when it comes to how we really feel we want to be and act vs the almost overwhelming pull to join the bandwagon “just because…” Just because…what exactly? Tradition? Our upbringing? Expectation? Or the collective consciousness?  For people who are grieving loss, dealing with a depression perhaps, ill, exhausted, or just simply wanting a break from the demand of the winter holiday season and all that seems to automatically go along with it, it can be downright dreadful.  

I know for me personally, with one child launched in the world, and the other on the precipice this year, and most of our parents passed, Christmas (our holiday) and New Year and all that comes with it feels very different for our family now. I also, by my nature, can wax very nostalgic and sentimental, so I could really go down a rabbit hole grieving what was, and is no more etc. Then the thought of all the decorating, hosting of friends, shopping, rushing around makes me want to dive under the covers until January 2! Sound familiar? But…. then there’s the part of me, the child within who adores the lights, the wonderment, the heart expanding feeling in the air of the spirit of the season; kindness, thoughtfulness, merriment, and music. So, here’s what I am suggesting for those who are relating to this article so far…do what FEELS RIGHT FOR YOU! Decorate or don’t. Give gifts, or don’t. Make special plans, prepare certain foods, entertain, OR DON’T. I encourage you to be aware of what feels real and true in your heart. What feels right in your body, your energy level. Then stop, and really ask yourself, why am I doing this? Or not doing that? Do I feel I am SUPPOSED to because it’s what we do in December and January? (The collective consciousness) …or because other people are expecting me to? What would it feel like to not decorate? Or perhaps just a whisper of decoration this time? What is true, and authentic in my motivation this holiday season? I am offering the idea of giving yourself PERMISSON to pause, reflect, and then decide to act or not, or any shade between the two! You are not lazy, wrong, weird, selfish, lost or my favorite; a Scrooge if you a). don’t partake, or b). partake somewhat in the holiday traditions. When you are authentic and connected with yourself, and not on auto pilot, you may find you wish to do small warm and lovely things for yourself, your home and others. Light a candle and weep for your missed loved ones. Soothe your soul with a piece of music you love and hot bath. Call a friend you genuinely want to connect with. GO out into the cold crisp wintry air and breathe in deeply, perhaps with gratitude for the small easy things of life.  Simplify.  

Give yourself the gift of truth this year. Your own truth. And see how brightly your own inner light can shine.  

Author: Katherine Glass

December 17, 2019No comments, , , , , , , , Christmas | december | Grief | holiday spirit | Holidays | January