Health And Wellness

A Great Starting Place to Simplify Your Life

Simplifying your life goes a long way to reducing stress, but where do you start?  Let’s start with hidden stressors. Believe it or not, one of the biggest hidden stressors is your closet (your wardrobe) and I’ll tell you why.

An overstuffed closet, drawers bursting at the seams or jewelry boxes with tangled necklaces and mismatched earrings are pure stress in the making.  First of all, it’s difficult to find what you want, not to mention you might not even know what you have in there anymore. An overstuffed closet/drawers also makes doing laundry and putting it away an added stress when there’s no space. And what about ironing?  Are your clothes so stuffed in your closet that, when you do select an outfit, it now must be ironed before you can even wear it?  And who has time to scavenger hunt for the other earring or detangle a necklace when getting ready in the morning? See what I mean – hidden stress. So, what do you do?

Let it go! Go through each and every piece of clothing you own and ask yourself some very simple but important questions. Do I wear it? How long has it been since I’ve worn it?  Am I keeping this because it takes me back to a happy time 20 pounds ago?  Will I ever wear it again? Etc., etc.

Many people have difficulty letting go of clothing due to financial appraisal. They think, “No, this doesn’t fit, but if it ever does, it would cost me more to replace it than to just keep it.”  Good point, but let’s be honest. If it’s a matter of fitting into something, what are the odds that you’ll want to go back to your old wardrobe rather than purchasing new items to fit the new, more svelte you? 

Let it go! If your items are still in good enough shape, consider consigning them. A little cash back can lessen the blow of letting go.  And things that aren’t in good enough shape to consign, can always be a tax deduction to a 501(c) charity.

Pair your closet down to what you REALLY wear that is congruent with your lifestyle now.  No longer work in an office?  Then why all the dress clothes?  How long has it been since you attended a formal event?  Do you really need 8 formal dresses when one Little Black Dress would do?

Really assess your lifestyle NOW and then let go of things that simply don’t fit into this chapter of your life. Having trouble letting go? Then do it in rounds. Let go of a few things, then pair down more in round two in a week or so.  A neater, more efficient closet will help reduce that ‘what to wear today’ stress which, when paired with other simplification techniques, will lead to overall increased energy, happiness and personal peace.

Author: Samantha Hall

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September 13, 2019No comments, , , , , , , , , BAP | best american psychics | clean out | destress | samantha hall | simple | simplify
Make Every Morning Feel Like Saturday Morning

Ahhh, Saturday morning. A day where you don’t have to be up with that siren of an alarm, a day where you can take your time, enjoy a cup of coffee, and slow the hectic pace a little. Oh, how we look forward to our day off where, for just a few minutes, nobody needs us, we aren’t running for the school bus or trying to beat morning traffic. Wouldn’t it be nice if every morning could feel just a little more like a Saturday morning? Well, it can, and it should! Here’s why and how.

If you are stressed, frustrated and overwhelmed, one of the worst things you can do is hit that snooze button and then hit the ground running. I know, I know, you need every minute of sleep, but hear me out. If you practice this technique, you’ll be setting yourself up for a calmer, relaxed and energy filled day…good energy, not desperate double espresso fueled energy.  This less stressed start off can lead to better more restful sleep, which will make rising early easier. See what happened there? A double pay off!

Starting your day in a rush is nothing short of an all-around spiritual energy killer. That extra rushed stress can increase cortisol levels in the body which can cause a myriad of physical and emotional symptoms that you certainly don’t want. High cortisol levels can lead to weight gain, adrenal fatigue, and more. And it may not seem like much to hit the ground at a sprint each morning, but it adds up and starts your day off in a stressed state of mind. But, if we take some time to train ourselves to make each morning a little more like Saturday mornings, we start to see a difference in our stress levels, our personal energy, and our attitude. The hardest part is getting started, but once you start, you’ll never go back.

I get it, I really do, you need your rest, but I promise that early rising will pay off the first day AND it’ll only get better from there on out. Start by setting your alarm 15 minutes earlier and work up to the amount of time you need to make each morning slow and relaxed.  Commit that time to having a cup of coffee, tea or your favorite smoothie or beverage. Sit in your favorite spot, enjoy the sunrise, do whatever it is you feel like doing that is not rushed. Just enjoy. Those few minutes to yourself will go a long way to starting your day on the best energetic foot possible.

Each week or day (your preference) get up a little earlier. Use that time to do a little yoga, spend a little more time on your morning hygiene routine, take a few minutes to jot down some goals or thoughts. This is YOU time, use it for yourself, THEN get the kids up or get yourself ready for work.

As you start to experience the slower, more relaxed morning pace, you won’t want to go back to that morning rush chaos.  After all, that morning chaos was what was causing the problem in the first place!

Author: Samantha Hall is a full time psychic, medium and spiritual mentor. Transplanted from her roots in Arizona, Samantha now makes her home in Northwest Georgia. Part philosopher, part psychic, student of quantum sciences and consciousness, Samantha is always searching for answers to what make humans so uniquely human.

September 4, 2019No comments, , , , , , , BAP | best american psychics | samantha hall
Chakras, Energy and Relationships

Energetically we are built with 12 chakras. Our physical body is constructed around seven chakras. These seven chakras are our core essence. Then there are two chakras above our heads, one chakra below our feet, a chakra in each palm of our hands and soles of our feet. Each of these chakras is connected to a life-line, or Hara line that reaches from the Akashic field of energy to deep into the earth. Finally, an energy system, called the 12th chakra, connects the meridian points of your body to your auric field, what I call your energy bubble or the energy sphere that surrounds you.

The 12th chakra extends all the way to your energetic edge or bubble. There are filters on the edge of the energy bubble allowing information through to the 12th chakra which then carries the information to the physical body and the chakras. This energy passes through etheric layers before reaching the core self. It is made up of a mental layer, emotional layer and physical layer, with the physical layer being the closest to your body.

The seven chakras make up the core of your energetic self. This core is the energy that runs your “ship.” It is unique to you, it is precious to you. If the core melts down, the ship (your body and consciousness) is going with it.

In a healthy relationship we blend our energies with another, we give and take energies in the form of communication. We do this through our energy bubble and our 12th chakra.  This information flows to our core.  The person’s personal core energy stays with them and yours with you. You are connected, but you are not draining vital force energies.

You are meant to interact through your energy bubble and the 12th chakra that surrounds you. If there is a break, breech, or tear in your core energetic system you may begin to exchange and “bleed” your vital forces. When that happens you become vulnerable to negative outside influences and can be affected in many subtle and out-of-balanced ways in relationships before you even realize it.

Breaks can come from trauma and unresolved issues in our lives. Other people can make tears in our energy system.  They can throw energetic tentacles into our energetic system to drain or control us. We can also unconsciously do the same to others.  When we are in a relationship or beginning a relationship, these out-of-balance energies affect us and they affect the way we interact with another person.

  • You loose track of who you are.
  • You may loose personal power to the relationship.
  • You may make choices that are not in your best interest for your highest good.
  • You become addicted to the relationship.
  • Your personal perceptions become skewed.
  • You engage with the wrong person for you BECAUSE your energy is out of balance.
  • You feel depleted.
  • You are attracted to people who are not good for you.

You can change that pattern through personal work and with an energy healer.

Understanding yourself energetically is immensely helpful at the early phases of a relationship. “Who am I?” resonates with your solar plexus chakra – the energy center between your ribcage and your navel. “Who am I sexually?” resonates with your sacral chakra – energy center just below your navel. You broadcast (unconsciously) from these centers to magnetize/attract partners to you. What if these energy centers are broken and not functioning to their highest best? Who would you be attracting then?

When you find yourself out of your personal power, pull back. Open your Akashic records and connect with your Angels and guides. Make your intention to be in the healing mode in Akashic Field of Energy. Begin the session.  Imagine you are sitting in a bubble of your own energy. Imagine the bubble contains your core essence, Imagine expanding that bubble beyond your body. How does it feel? Now imagine pulling the bubble in close to your body.  Do you sense any subtle pulls or tugs physically or emotionally? That is a cord.

Disengage any core chakras that are involved in the relationship. Imagine disconnecting from the force that is pulling at you.  Ask your higher guidance to assist you. Then, ask your spiritual team to build a layer of protection and healing around you and your core essence. Ask your spiritual team for assistance on how to engage in a balanced exchange from your 12th chakra and energy bubble.

Now you can re-engage with the relationship with your 12th chakra. Imagine pulling your core essence close to your physical body.  Imagine a separate, flexible bubble surrounding you. This is your 12th chakra.  Allow this separate bubble to now engage in this relationship. This will help you get some distance.

Invite your sacred witness self to observe the relationship. This quiet observation will help you clearly discern what is going on. Observe the difference in your viewpoint of this relationship when you engage your energy differently.

Love deeply, love well and stay balanced!

Author: Nancy Smith

February 25, 2019No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , chakra | energetic cords | Love | nancy smith
The Art of Loving Self-Talk

From the moment we are born, love and nurturing are the elements we need to thrive in life. Our Spirit thrives and grows in this healing, nurturing environment as well. We tend to look at the world outside of our self, our parents, family, friends, romantic relationships to fulfill this need. When our need isn’t met, when all else fails, the only way out is to go IN.

We need to – have to – love and nurture our Self. When we are actively loving ourselves, the outside world improves magnificently.

The conversations we have with ourselves and the actions we take through our daily activities are true messages to ourselves. Whether we are consciously aware of our messages to ourselves or not, everything we say or do is heard internally and taken seriously.

Who is listening? The answer is that our unconscious self, who contains our inner team of children, our inner problem solvers, protectors and critics, are all listening to us and learning from what we do.  Your inner team is taking into account your conscious reactions, decisions, attitudes and actions. What we say and do consciously is what they believe and “know to be true.” If we want to change what they, our inner team of helpers, know to be true, it is important to listen and monitor our self-talk, observe our reactions, and choose wisely what actions we take.

Where we point our conscious “shoes” is exactly where our inner team goes.

Carol Tuttle, a renowned expert on children and spiritual development, says “The messages your children hear from you today will influence the beliefs they hold about themselves as adults.” Now that you ARE an adult, guess what, you are still sending messages to your inner child.

Who are your inner children?  Carol writes there are 4 types of children. Fun-Loving, Sensitive, Determined, and Serious. Each child type needs specific nurturing messages. A determined child is hands on and needs to hear, “It’s ok to move, touch and explore. A serious child needs to hear, “It’s ok for you to observe and think first before jumping in.”  A sensitive child needs to hear, “Trust your emotions and Intuition.” A fun-loving child could really use hearing, “It’s ok for you to make noise and laugh and play.” EVERY Child needs to hear “You can be you and I will always love you.”

Do you remember what your nature was as a child? Take some time to look back and observe yourself as a child.  What was your nature? Shy? Outgoing? Magical? What kind of encouragement worked best for you? What didn’t work at all? Imagine what you would have benefitted from hearing as a child. Write some message ideas down and see if they resonate.

If you didn’t hear empowering messages as a child from your parents, it’s ok, not all is lost! You are your own parent now. YOU are in charge. Create some messages that are just right for your inner child. You can find all kinds of ways to send those messages to your inner child. Children learn through hearing, touching and sensing. Be creative on what you are saying and how you are sending your messages to your inner child.

Create a receptive relationship with your inner you! Play music, your favorite music and sit quietly to listen and FEEL yourself as you listen. Draw and color with pencils, markers, paints and let yourself express freely, in whatever way resonates with you. Learn who your essence is as you play. Walk, run and jump. Skip rope. Be curious about everything around you. Observe and get to know what resonates and what doesn’t. Sit quietly in meditation with the intent to simply feel and listen to you, your own heart.

Remember to tell that inner little self, “I will always love you,” and then show your inner child that same love though actions and attitude.

Your Spirit and Soul will blossom and thrive, your creativity will expand as you truly and compassionately love and care for yourself!

Author: Nancy Smith

February 7, 2019No comments, , , , , , , , , , , empowerment | inner child | nancy smith | self-love | self-talk | Soul
Inner Physical Struggles and Transforming

Award-winning psychic medium Deborah Livingston examines menopause and the symptoms that affect a woman’s physical being as well as mind, body, and soul. From personal experience, she proclaims that menopause, although extremely challenging, is an open invitation for transformation through spiritual healing…

As a woman experiencing perimenopause in my late thirties, and now full blown menopause in my early fifties, I can speak to the many difficulties in keeping my whole mind, body and soul balanced. Although I am not a doctor, I do have personal experiences to draw from. Menopause affects women physically, mentally and spiritually. As a spiritualist and practicing psychic medium, I have found that connecting with my own spirit has enabled spiritual healing and mid-life transformation.

The physical symptoms of menopause can be daunting. The changes that occur can include weight gain, headaches and hot flashes. The hot flashes happen during the day, night or both. I personally experience the night sweats which, in turn, has a major impact on my quality of sleep. There, of course, are also the emotional and intellectual changes. These may include brain fog, mood swings, menopausal anger and other emotions that can fluctuate often, creating that roller coaster ride. Different days can bring different emotions such as anxiety, depression, fear, a feeling of going crazy, worry it’s never going to go away and a loss of faith and even your own spirit. My daily dominating symptom seems to be crying over the smallest little thing and then feeling as though I’m going off the deep end.

None of these symptoms, of a very natural physical state and part of life, mean we’re going crazy. In fact, they are a sign that our spirit is healthy. Our spirit is speaking to us and expressing that, once this temporary menopausal experience is complete, we are to share more, just as I am here with you, and to do more by experiencing everything life has to offer, being the best we can be. We need to open our hearts and listen to the soothing whispers of our soul. Our spiritual healing lies within.  Menopause is an open invitation to transformation.

Just as outside life experiences can have an effect on our mind, body and soul, so can inner experiences, including menopause. It is through change that transformation happens.  One of the things that happens in menopause, that doesn’t get nearly enough press, is that you change spiritually (if you are open to allowing). Not unlike the butterfly, menopause is a full transformation: body, mind, and spirit.

I have found that, by turning to spiritual practices during menopause, I’m able to relinquish thoughts in my mind that, in turn, trigger extreme emotions. Instead, I can respond to menopause from the spiritual healing that lies within. The practices/steps that I have taken may also help other women heal and transform their body, mind and soul. These practices/steps are:

Meditation: listening to your spiritual voice from a safe space and hearing what it has to say about this world, what it needs, and where you fit in to the plan. We all have a spiritual purpose.

Energetic view: looking at your menopausal experience through the lens of the chakras and meridians and understanding from a physiological point of view.

Personal view: spiritual healing is just listening to your story, tapping into your deepest self, and then asking questions within you that enable you to open and heal.

Self-love: remembering that you are right where you are supposed be. You are beautiful and perfect just as you are. Love yourself and recognize who and what your spirit is and your inner truths.

Transformation view: Shifting your thoughts to a deeper level and meaning that sheds the true meaning of menopause which is change, and through change comes transformation and spiritual healing. Spiritual healing is about recognizing your beautiful spirit and helping to set it free. Keep the faith and trust in you and your spirit.

If allowed, menopause can potentially can steal our inner spiritual power. By becoming mindful and remembering that the journey through the menopausal symptoms and the effects on our mind, body, and soul is an open invitation to transform, we can spiritually heal. Remember that life is a series of universal, synchronistic events that allow our soul to evolve and grow and this is just another one of those events.

Author: Deborah Livingston

January 1, 2019No comments, , , , , , , , , , , body | change | menopause | mind | Spirit | Transformation
Our Spirit, Here on Earth

There is growing recognition among society that eternal spirits, having a human experience, can either choose their journey by reacting to life or by responding. When we are born there exists a natural state of peace, wisdom and love, all of which is affected by outer life experiences. The effects life has on us can either squash our spirit, enhance our ego to lead us down our life path, OR become an invitation to shift our thinking and renew our lives-much like the transformation of a butterfly. Humans can continue to slowly crawl through the dirt of what they perceive and be victims of life, or they can change their thoughts and undergo an equally dramatic transformation. This transformation allows an unfolding of the path to liberation from within the depths of the soul, emerging, after great struggle, as an expression of divinity in the world and evolving from self- imprisonment to growing wings of freedom.

When spirits/souls are born into a human being, they bring with them their infinite natural state of peace, wisdom and love. It is society, up-bringing and mind conditioning that defines how human minds either react or respond to outside forces of life. “The Mother” of White Roses sixth Edition, 1999 said “Never forget that the greater life difficulties, the greater also our possibilities. It is only those who have great capacities and a big future who meet the great obstacles and hardships.”  It is the conscious mind that understands living in the dark can either create a hell and a victim status or, knowing, by honoring the dark times along with great times, enables gratitude for the light and mastering positive thoughts and responses to life. Life adversities are an invitation for change into positive energy.

There is a clear and defined difference between reacting to life and responding. The growing recognition of such makes for a realization of one’s true life destiny.  According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, human beings are made up of a whole. The whole consists of mind, body and soul. When humans allow negative reactions to life, it effects a part or parts of the whole. If either the mind, body or soul is out of balance due to reacting as opposed to responding to life, the energetic health of the whole is greatly affected. The reactions come from ego such as fear, anger and resentment.  Only when humans respond through their heart are, they able to experience continuous growth and evolution of their spirit/soul in their daily happiness, peace and fulfillment.

Human beings have free will. It is free will that ultimately defines and creates their life path and destiny. Life can be lived in imprisonment of the mind causing additional life adversities OR not giving life experiences permission to dictate the future of their lives. External life forces do have an effect on the internal wellbeing of humans. Adversities and struggles can elicit the ego to take charge of our lives. The ego is made up of negative thoughts and thoughts are energy. Negative energies of fear, anger, resentment etc. that are not processed and let go of, result in negative patterns, poor health, negative life paths and even affect the lives of others. When humans take the time to allow their heart to feel, process, learn and let go, they are able to respond with positive energy. They understand, that, for every negative there can be a positive outcome. The transformation of human minds and thinking also transitions their perception in how they see this school called life. Their soul awakens.

Not all humans have the strength to overcome reactions of life through ego. They can become depressed, sick in the mind and/or body, substance dependent, suicidal, and experience a lifetime of seeking revenge and selfishness, most of which is fear of the unknown. FEAR is just an acronym for false evidence appearing real. Darkness is an illusion that disappears with the Light. Fear is an illusion that disappears with Love. Ego is an illusion that disappears into imprisonment of one’s mind.

The humans that choose to overcome conditioning, society’s rules and illusions, and the veil that harbors their natural state, can transform and respond to outer life experiences and lead a healthy, fulfilling life, discovering their destiny and purpose. According to Silver Birch, “Grief, sorrow, sickness and suffering are part of the means by which the children of earth are taught the greatest lessons. If truth were to be found with ease, it would not be appreciated. It is because truth comes in the hour of greatest sorrow or suffering that value is placed upon it by the one who is ready to receive. Trite though it may sound, you cannot obtain truth until you are spiritually ready.” This translates to, humans must be willing to face outer life forces, process, accept and let go in order to transform with the whole mind, body and soul. Transformation from life experiences enables human beings to respond instead of reacting.

Author: Deborah Livingston

December 21, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , Deborah Livingston | growth | life path | path | Spirit | Spiritual | Spirituality | Transformation
Why Meditation?

I started my meditation practice 20 years ago and it has enabled me to get closer to my own spirit, therefore enabling me to be more available to the spirit world. As a medium it’s very important to be balanced in the mind, body and soul and to become available to the spirits of those here, and hereafter. The truth is anyone can benefit from meditating.

By definition, meditation is an ancient practice of calming the mind. It is believed to originate in India several thousand years BCE. Throughout early history, the practice was adopted by neighboring countries and many religions throughout the world. What was once considered a religious practice is now also used for the benefits it has on the mind, body and soul. Meditation is relaxation. It is not about concentration, it’s actually about de-concentration. It is a widening of the space between thoughts and, over time, the space grows. It’s a practice of controlling your mind. Some may say it’s becoming thoughtless, but I don’t believe that. Meditation practice has many benefits for the mind, body and soul.

Meditation benefits the mind by cleansing and nourishing you from within and calms you, whenever you feel overwhelmed, unstable, or emotionally shut down. A regular practice of meditation results in these benefits to the mind: anxiety decreases, emotional stability improves, creativity increases, happiness increases, intuition develops, clarity and peace of mind increases, and problems become smaller. Meditation sharpens the mind by gaining focus and expands it through relaxation and balance of a sharp mind and an expanded consciousness.

Spiritual benefits are achieved by what I call sitting in your own power, (your spirit energy) or meditation. It is beneficial as it provides an effortless transition from being something to merging with the infinite, and recognizing yourself as an inseparable part of the whole cosmos. In a meditative state, we are in a space of vastness, calmness and joy and this is, then, what we emit into the environment, bringing harmony between ourselves, earth and the universe. Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation. As you learn more about yourself, you’ll naturally start discovering more about yourself and love yourself, essentially getting closer and closer to your own spirit.

According to many doctors, meditation has been proven to improve our physical health. With meditation, the physiology of our body undergoes a change and every cell in the body is filled with more prana (energy). This results in joy, peace, and enthusiasm as the level of prana in the body increases. A moving meditation such as yoga is wonderful for achieving this. Other benefits are that it lowers high blood pressure, lowers the levels of blood lactate, reduces anxiety attacks, decreases any tension-related pain, such as tension headaches, ulcers, insomnia, muscle and joint problems, increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior, improves the immune system and increases the energy level, as you gain an inner source of energy.

Although there are many different types of meditation these 6 are the most popular:

Mindfulness: In mindfulness meditation, you pay attention to your thoughts as they pass through your mind. You don’t judge the thoughts or become involved with them. You simply observe and take note of any patterns. This practice combines concentration with awareness. You may find it helpful to focus on an object or your breath while you observe any bodily sensations or thoughts.

Spiritual: Spiritual meditation is used in Eastern religions, such as Hinduism and Daoism, and in Christian faith. It’s similar to prayer in that you reflect on the silence around you and seek a deeper connection with your God or Universe.

Focused:  Focused meditation involves concentration using any of the five senses. For example, you can focus on something internal, like your breath, or you can bring in external influences to help focus your attention.

Movement:  Although most people think of yoga when they hear movement meditation, this practice may include getting in nature by walking through the woods, gardening, qigong, and other gentle forms of motion. It’s an active form of meditation where the movement guides you.

Mantra: It can be a word, phrase, or sound, such as the popular “Om.”

Transcendental: This practice is more customizable than mantra meditation, using a mantra or series of words that are specific to each practitioner.

All of these types can be combined or used alone. Always start slow. Begin with ten minutes, then add a couple of minutes a day until you get up to a ½ hour. Good luck and a happy and healthy meditative life to you.

In closing, “quiet the mind and the soul will speak” by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Author: Deborah Livingston:

December 7, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , body | Deborah Livingston | mantra | meditation | mind | movement | prana | Spirit | Yoga
Alert! Growth Opportunity Ahead

Mistakes happen for a reason. When you’re in the middle of having something horrible happen to you it doesn’t feel good. You feel like “How did this happen to me?” or, “I can’t believe I messed up so bad, what is wrong with me?” Self-blame. Criticism. The ego always goes to self-blame, never to what we can learn. Blame only comes from the ego – it doesn’t come from your source, or from your spirit self. There is no blame from Spirit, only lessons. I’m not saying if a natural disaster or other tragedy occurs that there is some meaning or reason for that. I don’t pretend to know everything. I think sometimes bad things just happen. The blunders I’m talking about are making a mistake at work that ends up costing you your job or giving a report to a client that you thought was fantastic, but they said it was way off base. Ugh. Red-faced. Embarrassed. Angry. It’s about the times that leave a trail of nausea in the pit of your stomach, making you feel about 2” high. These boo boos happen to us all but can make us feel alone in our mistakes. And, accompanying this feeling, there’s usually a sense of shame and regret. Note: These are your soul’s warning signs to *pay attention* because there needs to be learning and course correction. This isn’t the time to avoid the matter or to not take ownership. Often when we mess up, it is embarrassing, and we come down on ourselves harder than anyone from the outside. It is important to own up to our mistakes, to apologize if necessary and take the next steps.

What are the next steps? Be honest with yourself and ask, “What can I learn from this?” When we are in the throes of an issue or something has gone wrong (and something always does, at one time or another) we need to step back and understand the lesson. “Why did this happen to me now, at this time in my life?” This is so we can repair whatever broken pieces there are and move forward in a more complete and transformed way. It is essentially the process of life – finding the broken pieces and repairing them. It’s not always comfortable and it doesn’t always feel good, but it’s essential for our soul’s growth. That is why we are here – to make mistakes. After all, earth is the classroom of life. Nobody gets 100 on every assignment. At times, there are things circled in red on your paper and you say “Rats, I thought that was really good”. But there’s always room for improvement for everyone. I’ll tell you a little story. I was recently at the UPS store. I needed to mail a package and there was a line. I took my place in line and started to fidget on my phone, look around and wonder how long this was going to be. After waiting five – ten minutes I realized I had a choice to make. I could get annoyed, arrogant and wonder why *I* had to wait so long or I could settle into the waiting. I chose option number two. I asked myself why I was here at this moment. What was I supposed to be learning? As I stood in this line for close to 30 minutes, I realized this was all about patience. Believe it or not, I am not always the most patient person in the world and it is something I am working on. Instead of getting mad and being frustrated, I had an opportunity to work on myself. The Universe always presents you with opportunities, you just need to pay attention to them. As I stood in line for a good length of time, I was smiling because I had risen above the ego and the exasperation and was able to just be in the moment and be at peace. #Winning.

So next time something irritating happens and you feel disappointed or let down, take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. Everyone on this earth has experienced something similar at one point or another. This is a signal from the Universe and from your soul that this is your opportunity to grow. It’s like if you were cooking an amazing meal. Before you set the meal out to friends, you do some tasting along the way. Perhaps it needs more salt, or there’s not enough vegetables or you need to cook it a bit longer. As you go along transforming your dish there are adjustments to be made. That doesn’t mean that you’re a terrible cook – it just means you’re imperfect and you are seasoning the dish as you go. That’s what we’re all doing here. We’re cooking ourselves until we’re good and ready to be served. Ok that’s a weird analogy, but you get the point. Just know that we’re all here learning and whenever mistakes are made, the important part is not to spend a lot of time getting down on yourself. Instead ask yourself, “What can I learn from this and how can I move on to make it better for next time?”. That’s my motto – Keep moving forward. Don’t stay stuck in the past ruminating on your errors – move forward and use each setback as an opportunity for growth and abundance. Don’t let the lack of seasoning in your dish hold you back. We’re all here standing at the stove trying to make the best meal we can. Don’t give up on yourself – your dish is already fantastic.

Author: Mari Cartagenova

November 30, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , , , , , growth | learning | life | mistake | opportunity | purpose | self esteem | self growth | setback
Radical Self-Acceptance through the Akashic Perspective

The Akashic Records is the Divine Library of Light holding all the knowledge of who you are, across every lifetime of existence, written, in love, by the Universe. This is a space that can be accessed with the Higher Consciousness. Within our Records are a group of Souls dedicated to our personal growth, made up of Loved Ones and Master Teachers. They are our team of light that share compassion and unconditional love towards our unfolding soul evolution.

The vibration of the Records allows us to perceive our lives with a profound level of clarity. We learn to have deeper compassion for ourselves and begin to see how our choices have brought us tremendous growth and opportunity to know and be ourselves. This is a space and resource filled with empowering wisdom that allows us to see ourselves simply with love as we are and, simply put, fall in love with our souls. When we are in love, we have that glow, that magnetism that attracts joy and fulfillment. Part of the purpose of awakening humanity to connecting with the Akashic Records is so that you can fully embody all of who you are, live more consciously, and in full expression of your highest aspects. Can you imagine a world in which everyone is in love with their own Souls, sharing that joy and love with others, creating Heaven on Earth?

Some of the basic struggles we face in human life can become blockages from being in our best expression. Self-acceptance is a huge healing point on many challenges we have within. Often times, we have an internal war waging within us about embracing all of who we are. We have an internal judge or emotional abuser created from self-rejection.

If you think about all the moments in your life, can you trace back to those times through trauma or survival you abandoned yourself? Self-abandonment is very painful and often at the root of feeling lost or not knowing who you are. It is a power loss we experience and it’s not your fault. During trauma, ultimately, you do the best you can to preserve and survive. Our Souls will attempt to lead us back to take action, on our own behalf, and engage in healing. While we choose healing, the commitment to the growth during the healing comes one step at a time when we are best able to integrate the learning. This is why healing “takes time.”

There are moments when we get “stuck” in our healing process due to resistance. We may be so invested in resisting, unaccepting or judging of what is happening, it creates an energy blockage. From the Akashic Perspective we are urged to practice radical self-acceptance and appreciation.

Our resistance creates a stickiness to our struggle that may cloud our ability to accept higher consciousness within ourselves that will shift the challenge into healing. It’s very true that we cannot heal from the same level of consciousness that created the problem. We learn to stop resisting what is, and judging what is, and accept that it is. The journey is ultimately to guide you into a space of understanding your fundamental good and worth. Healing transformation requires us to look within for the answers as to what is getting in the way of us experiencing this good and falling in love with our own souls.

In the Akashic Perspective you are able to see, from the eyes of your Soul, why you made the choices that you did, or why that could happen with loving respectful insight. The very vibration of akashic guidance is the ultimate respect to the individual soul and its particular path of being. Every challenge serves the purpose of growth. Growth leads us to clearing away the energetic cobwebs and dust that get in the way of our true light shining through. A light that is tangible, practical, empowering, and available to us.

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Reclaiming Your True Energetic Integrity

The energetically aware human is deeply connected to their feelings. They are aware of vibrational energy in and around themselves. Our auras were made to blend and merge and experience each other as social beings. You are now awakening to your true power. In doing so, many truths will be revealed about the places where you are unconscious as the veil drops. From this space we can choose to make compassionate choices about how we engage our patterns and true transformation can be created. Dear One, It’s time to awaken from the slumber of unconscious living and patterns! It’s time to awake to the power of your True Awareness!

Here are 4 steps you can take to shift into a higher vibration of energetic integrity and clarity.

1.)We cannot heal from the same level of consciousness that created our old struggles. Engaging in practices that calm the mind become the first step in your transformation. The empathic nervous system is a beautifully refined system of awareness, which through repeated trauma or energetic overload may begin to shut down. You can be open and aware without resorting to shutting off your super power. So, let’s work on getting the body and spirit back to its healthy baseline. It’s time to limit your exposure to stress and energetically toxic triggers as you work on finding your new level of grounding. Get back to nature. The energetic connection between our bodies and nature helps us return back to a healthy, grounded cycle of being. Go on a negativity diet. You may wish to limit your exposure to toxic relationships and create stronger boundaries that promote healthy self respect. Be aware of physical triggers within addictive or allergic responses to food and beverages. Everything you read, see, engage in, and view can affect your energy field in the very beginning of your healing process. What we witness gets stored in our third eyes and can replay in our thoughts and dream time through nightmares and disturbing images. Often, we may create energetic cords that create loops of obsessive thinking as a result. All of these experiences are doors to re-enacting the pattern of unconscious reaction. The reaction can have an addictive quality on the emotional and physical body.

2.)Once you have created a peaceful environment, it’s time to reset your chakra system back to its naturally vibrant space. Work on clearing your chakras of psychic debris. Energy work is great for creating balance in your energy system. You can do this with a reputable Energy Healer or through the many chakra clearing meditations available online and in print yourself. This allows you to get back into your balance and you begin to feel an internal awareness of yourself. Bring this practice into your daily ritual and you will notice a dramatic shift over a week’s time. As you become more clear, you begin to have that natural intuitive awareness once again.

3.)When energetic connections are made these are usually healthy and life affirming. However, sometimes these connections to people and situations become stagnant, dysfunctional and need to be cleansed. These cords can drain us and cause unnecessary anxiety or depression. You can create a simple cord cutting ceremony to release old energy by writing the name or situation on a piece of paper, burning the paper, and stating you now release this person or situation to the Light for the highest good. For more intense connections that make you feel overwhelmed seek out an energy healer who can help you move the energy out of your space. Just remember, if you are still learning from the situation, the cord may then release when the lesson is integrated on it’s own.

4.)Holding the highest possible vibration in and around you creates a natural shield of energy that repels lower thought forms and prevents you from over processing emotions and energy not your own. A high vibration is a peaceful, calming, heart-centered space. You may still be aware and feel what is around you but, in this state, you move from being reactive to proactive. You can do this by calling down Divine light to surround you, starting from your head down to the bottoms of your feet, then back up to the head again, sealing your aura. Do this slowly and with conscious breath. You may have a noticeable shift in mood when you do this as your energy is uplifted. These practices alone will create a healthy balanced and aware aura. Brought into the daily self-care ritual, you will easily be connected to your internal integrity. Over time, there will be a sense of clarity and freedom in your intuitive sensing. You will be clear on what is yours and what is energy outside of you.

Auther: Jeanne Crescenzo Jeanne Crescenzo BAP November Blogger 2018

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