Health And Wellness

The Sacred Goddess – Care of the Temple Part 1

This post is dedicated to my fellow goddess spiritual workers.

We are Divine beings, and therefore we have to take care of our Temple. Our bodies are intelligent systems that consist of trillions of cells that are responsible for the formation of tissue, nerves, bones or organs. AMAZING! We are bright and naturally soft but fierce, we are strong yet limber, and we can withstand any season. There is no simple solution but to honor your body, as it is part of the energetic plan as we adapt to the change that’s prevalent around us.

Let’s Get Real –

No offense but sometimes we get sucked into people’s mama drama. There is nothing worse but to feel caught up in your client’s life story, right? It happens. Sometimes we forget to do our essentials – clearing after each client. We think it’s tedious work and we end up paying the price. Here is a simple way to clear your space before your next session and credits go to my former Teacher, Dr. Carol Nicholson.

Take a few deep breaths before your next session for this short affirmation.

I AM the Light.
The Light is in me.
The Light Moves through me.
The Light Surrounds me.
The Light Protects me.
And so it is.

Drink a glass of water and allow new energies to integrate.

Work it!

What to wear? What to wear?

Approach your wardrobe with positivity, remember that your clothing and accessories are tools as well. Put your magic into the clothing you wear. Bring ‘Sassy’ into your style ladies and gents! Men-You can rock a pink shirt for sure! You can wear anything you want and your outfit for the day can entirely change the vibe in your environment as well, think about it.

Eat –

Foods that boost and are congruent with the seasons. For example – You wouldn’t want to eat hearty stews in the summer would you? Fall and Winter Season is not a time to deprive yourselves either. When, and if feasible for you, eat foods that go with the Seasons to prepare your body for the next Season.

For instance:
Summer – Increasing your protein intake, eat foods that cool the body like fruits and vegetables (Cucumbers, Lettuce, etc.)

Fall/ Winter – Hot Stew and hearty foods rich with root vegetables.

Springtime: Mother Nature smiles in the Spring. The first springtime crops are sold when the farmer’s markets open in the springtime, including Purple cabbage, Peas, Potatoes and many colorful varieties.

Always choose Organic.

Aromatics:
Such as herbs in place of pre-made or pre-processed spices.

Here is a tip:

Flavor your oils with your favorite herbs – Always exercise caution when working with oils.

In a saucepan pour 2 cups of Vegetable Oil and add in your favorite herb (like Rosemary).
Set the stove setting to Medium-Low to blend in the flavors.
Cool your flavored oil and pour it into a favorite glass jar. Get creative; this can be used as a base recipe to create other oils.

Here is a tip on Oils:
The best Ayurvedic oil to use for cooking is Sesame Oil because of its natural health benefits, and it is easier to digest and metabolize in the liver. Sesame is a versatile oil that can also be used in salad dressings and a variety of dishes. Second Oil suggestion is Olive Oil.

Drink:

Here is a gentle nudge that your body wants her Pure Clean Water back in her system to keep our healthy weight and to keep our cells humming away and to get rid of toxins. Start your day with a warm glass of water with a squeeze of half a lemon. Warm water is very detoxifying, especially after the cleansing that happens when we sleep.

Scan Your Body:
We can scan our bodies energetically with our hands to see where a boost of positive healing energy is needed before significant damage and medical complications happen.

Sleep –

If you had a magic wand, how many hours of sleep would you want to have each night? Our bodies detoxify during sleep, and therefore sleep cannot be optional because if you are not sleeping enough – your body pays the price. Sleep is super critical in maintaining a healthy immune system; therefore, it is essential to get a good night’s sleep.

Goddess Mantra for a Beautiful Body
I AM Strong
I AM Wonderful
I AM Beautiful
I AM Powerful
I AM Lovable
I AM Fabulous
I AM All THAT and more
I Love and accept myself just as I AM

Peace and Love to you all, my fellow Goddesses.

July 17, 2018No comments, , , , , , , affirmations | body | healthy eating | mind | sacred goddess | Soul | Spirit
Exploring the Chatty Mind

The Chatty Mind can sometimes throw off our day.

Waking up in the morning, there are times when I am just not able to ‘shut’ my brain chatter. I’m sure you’ve experienced this as well. I have figured out why this happens and it starts the day before. ~~

Did you forget to clear your psychic centers and your Auric field – did you forget to bring your centers back to normal?
I must admit that I sometimes do forget to do these basics before I leave the office. Not a good practice because I end up paying the consequences. So I have made it a point to call on my Guides to assist me in clearing myself from the excess energies that could bog me down.

We live in a super busy world and whether its work, kids, or body aches and pains, our minds are always busy.

If you’re in your office all day seeing clients, that will wear you down because our minds process thoughts and ideas and then translate these into feelings and emotions. Our senses are alert, they are constantly receiving information.

Here are a few ways to help calm the mind:

Step away – from whatever it is you’re about to do.
Come into your body – means Presence through the breath, do some stretches
Be out in Nature – rain or shine
Honor that little child – and this means PLAY!
Movement – be silly, watch a funny movie
Another tip is Meditation:
I know the word Meditation can make some people cringe and they may have the perception of monks and chanting. We won’t go there…

My morning routine starts with a japa Mantra – I place my right hand on my chest and my left hand on my abdomen-as simple as that.

Morning Japa
Japa is a Sanskrit word which means repetitive repetition of a mantra or affirmation.
Here is a quick Japa for you – Take a few deep breaths and say this affirmation for about 7 minutes

“I AM Love”

You are affirming that you come from Divine Source as you are Love.

Supporting the Mind by eating healthy ~ Food brings us back to the body and being diligent about eating healthy helps boost mental clarity and calms the chatty mind.

Daily Boost to help Support the Mind:
1 Cup Almond Milk
Berry mix
1 Ripe Banana
1 Tsp. Spirulina
1 TBSP. Turbinado or Palm Sugar
Yogurt (option for non-vegan)
Add all ingredients in a Blender and pulse and add more almond Milk until desired consistency.
Enjoy

Veggie Lavash Wrap:

2 Sheets Lavash
Hummus
Lettuce
Spinach
Cucumbers
Tomatoes
Red Onions
Alfalfa Sprouts
A Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Take one Lavash, spread Hummus and then layer ingredients starting with Lettuce. Repeat the same process.

Thank you for reading my blog and remember love and honor yourself always.
Sat Nam and Many Blessings

July 10, 2018No comments, , , , , Blog | center | chatty mind | focus | meditation | mindfulness | Soul | veggie | whole health
Your Brain on Spirit

Change in our lives is inevitable. We are designed to learn and grow. It’s in our Soul’s DNA. Every decade we live brings in a new way of approaching life. Accumulated life experiences, developing skills, losses in our lives, inner desires speak to us, tell us to stretch. We can go numb with boredom if we don’t learn and grow. Sometimes the growth we look for looks the same, our minds reach for the same themes, something familiar only a little different.

You know you need change when:

  • you react to things in ways that aren’t really “you”.
  • When the aggravation and pain won’t stop.
  • When you are constantly angry.
  • When you feel something isn’t quite right.
  • When you see same problem and use the same solution because don’t know what else to do.

It is now time to look at what is pulling at your life. What is keeping you up at night? How are you resolving your upsets? What is pulling at you?

The challenge is:

Our spirits and souls challenge us to grow and learn constantly AND our brains constantly bring us back to what we already know and perceive. This can be a yo-yo of moving forward and staying stuck.

To expand your consciousness you must make a bridge of perception. Somehow you need to open your awareness and open your receptors to observe, learn and “train” your brain to expand what it perceives as a priority. A strong spiritual practice will do that for you.

The foundation of a healthy, flexible and aware mind is based in three things:

  • Your perceptions and beliefs, they are ingrained in you as a reaction and may not be based in truth-hence the belief: “that’s the way I always did it.”
  • Strong spiritual foundation and practice of a connection to higher power through prayer and meditation
  • Inner work with yourself, your emotions. Have the courage to see your inner shadow self and the courage to listen to your higher heart and Soul conscious self.

 

Perceptions are keeping you from realizing the truth of life.

Tons of information bombards us everyday, every moment, but your brain only takes in a small portion of it. 100 billion bytes of information surround you in any given moment. Your brain can only process 0.01 percent of that information. Your brain has already been trained in what to choose to perceive. A long time ago you somehow communicated conditions and preferences to your brain. You told your brain what is important to you to see, know and experience.

So back to the billions of bytes of info: Once your brain vets the information, and processes it through the personal preference guidelines, your brain then feeds you only a small portion of that information that surrounds you. This is so you don’t get overwhelmed. That is why something can be right in front of your nose and you DON’T SEE IT.

Self-awareness influences what we see and perceive. Our old Perceptions in our brains don’t show us all there is to see. Our brains pick out what info is important to us and then prioritize the information to our consciousness. The more active we are in being in tune and aware of our body language and signals, our intuitions and higher guidance, the more flexible and aware our brain and neurons will be.

Meditation adds flexibility to our minds. Meditation builds new neural pathways to the more positive parts of your brain, away from the fearful and self-focused “me”, less flexible parts of our brain. Meditation also connects you to your sub-conscious, higher power of your Soul.

Your Soul is connected to the Akashic Records containing all the information in the Universe. Your Soul has no problem perceiving this boatload of information. Your Soul knows what you need to grow and prosper. Your heart and Soul know much more that your brain knows.

Working with a practitioner who works in the Akashic Records can help you expand your self-awareness. Only Love is spoken from the Akashic field of energy. Old soul contracts and beliefs can skew your perceptions about life. With guided help you can clear your old contracts, open up your mind and heart to perceive the gifts the universe has to offer you. Those gifts are RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU, RIGHT NOW.

Nancy Smith of Angelscapes is a nationally known medium, spirit artist, author, teacher and illustrator. Please link here for more information on how to contact Nancy: Nancy Smith

June 18, 2018No comments, , , , , , , , , akasha | Akashic Records | angelscapes | awareness | beliefs | best american psychics | brain | change | Consciousness | higher self | meditation | mindfulness | nancy smith | perception | Soul | Spirit | Spiritual | truth
Death, Grief, & the Medium

A few whiles ago a dear friend and neighbor returned home after a long couple weeks away. Her mother came to the end of a long terminal illness. My friend packed up her children and traveled hours to be with her mother at this final stage of her moms’ life. Now that she had returned home my friend was exhausted. She came to me asking for books and ideas for her children to understand what happens after death. She felt they needed some guidance to help them process their grandmother’s passing.

As we talked, it became apparent it was my friend who needed the help most of all. She tearfully described her mother’s fear and pain and anguish as she moved closer to her passing. Her mom didn’t understand, or accept what was going to happen and couldn’t be comforted. My friend grieved the loss of her mother. More powerful than that, she felt a profound loss and helplessness because she wasn’t able to comfort her dying mother. As we talked she began to realize the gifts that she and her mother shared in that very difficult time.

The most common question asked of a medium is “Are they ok now?” My friend’s experience raised a question in my heart: “Can we learn to be ok before passing to spirit?”

Our current culture doesn’t have a terrifically profound way of teaching us about death as part of life. In this hi-tech medical age we strive to live at all costs. One thing we all know for sure, but haven’t come to terms with is that when we are born, we are certain to die. Physical life does come to an end. As Bugs Bunny put it: “Ain’t none of us gettin’ outta here alive.”

A Swiss – American psychiatrist and pioneer in near-death studies named Elisabeth Kubler-Ross made an incredible breakthrough by studying people who were terminally ill. She wrote a ground breaking book called On Death and Dying. In her book she discusses her discovery of the 5 stages of death and grief. The stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. She presented a compassionate and higher conscious awareness of the death and dying process.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross mentored a student, David Kessler, who continues her work today. In his book Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms he speaks about another stage of death that we, as mediums, know all so well. This book is a series of events witnessed by end of life care-takers. This book talks about the visions, the unique preparations, and the visitations from spirit that those who are dying often experience.

Our own discomfort about death can make it difficult or impossible to talk with our dying loved ones. This can be magnified when you have painful history with your dying loved one. Speak from the heart to your loved ones, even if it seems they can’t hear you, they can. It is those words of love that are remembered on the spirit side. I often hear them repeated back to a loved one through a medium session later on.

Often times our minds and cultural and psychological conditioning get in the way of this wisdom. We all know our minds can be a source of tremendous fear. When you are an end-of-life caretaker, listen to your loved one, encourage them to talk. Believe what they tell you, even if you can’t see or feel it yourself. Encourage them to express fears and anxieties. Sometimes the pain of the terminal illness triggers deep emotional reactions that can push people away. Compassion is the key. Stay the course with your loved ones. As a medium I have often brought through the message from loved ones in spirit: “I couldn’t say it, but I am so glad you were there.”

The Gifts of Dying I have heard over and over family members and friends minimizing the flights of fancy their loved ones experience during end of life care. These flights of fancy are the Soul’s preparation to move to his or her new home and new state of being. Allowing the dying to be heard, listening to them with an open mind and heart, is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. And possibly what they say is the greatest gift they give to us. Our heart and Soul know where we are going, that deep wisdom part of us knows how to prepare for our transition. Kubler-Ross explained that showing our loved ones how to die is that last great gift we give in life.

If you are deep in grief and need more learning and support go to David Kessler’s website https://grief.com/.

You can also contact the many mediums and readers here on the BAP site to reconnect with loved ones to help you with your grief.

Nancy Smith of Angelscapes is a nationally known medium, spirit artist, author, teacher and illustrator. Please link here for more information on how to contact Nancy: Nancy Smith

June 4, 2018No comments, , , , , afterlife | death | dying | end of life | family | Fear | Grief | grieving | Medium | Mediumship | Psychic | Spirit