To find yourself in gratitude is a gift. When we are feeling stress, anxiety or depression, getting into a state of gratitude can help. It’s all about changing your state for success. If you constantly complain about what you don’t have, what you can’t do, what you want but can’t afford your are in a place of lack and limitation. You are providing fertile soil for limitation to come into your life. You lose track of that fact that you have a roof over your head, food on your plate, a child in college and that despite some of lifes challenges there is still greatness all around me.
How many happy people do you know that are grateful?
How many unhappy people do you know that are grateful?
Bringing gratitude into your life is as easy as saying, ‘thank you’. Saying it when someone opens the door for you. Saying ‘thank you’ when someon hands you your change or saying it just because you are thankful. Show appreciation, it’s free and it feels good.
One of my best tips for bringing more gratitude into your life is to make a gratitude list. It will be easy with all the ‘big’ things, but as you continue to do it you’ll find that there are the things that seemed inconsequental before now become something you are grateful for. I’ve been grateful for a pair of new shoes, finding money on the ground and having a great day. Start with ten things that you are grateful for. I suggest doing your lists when you wake up and right before you go to sleep at night. Make sure you write it down as it anchors the gratitude deeper into you.
Start here, and remember to fill your every moment with gratitude.
Energetic Hygiene is great for everyone. Especially those that are more sensitive, healers, empaths, psychics or shamans. It is something that isn’t often talked about but it has a profound effect on the state of the individual.
Taking a physical shower works to keep you clean. You have your differnts soaps and cleansers to cleanse any dirt, and grime from the skin and/or face, to re-fresh yourself. It’s a part of everyday life. We wash our hands, use hand sanitizers and mouthwash. To keep us feeling fresh and yet we ignore the auric field, the invisible electromanetic field that surrounds the body.This is also a part of our system. When it is compromised or filled with debris it can begin to effect us in our everyday lives.
Begin to pay attention to the aura. It’s like giving yourself an energy shower. I usually get a tupperware container filled with baking soda and put it in the shower with me. I put a handfull in my hands, wet it a bit spread it from my head down to my feet. I can feel it instantly lift of any energetic debris that is in my auric field. Think of it as clearing the psychic dirt. I remember, the first time I did it. I slept amazing that night and woke up totally refreshed. It literally felt like a weight had lifted off of me.
Now as I said, anyone can do this. If you are a healer, massage therapists, psychic, mystic etc. This will benefit you immensly and I suggest even using the baking soda on your hands up to your elbow after you work on a client.
Simple techniques that can be used daily to cleanse your auric field. What We know that baking soda a.k.a. Sodium Bicarbonate can be used for a variety of things. I’ve used baking soda for years. I use it every evening once I’ve gotten home and sometimes on days when I really feel like there’s been a bit of heaviness that particular day.
There’s a variey of baking sodas out there and I suggest buying the one that’s aluminum free for the purity.
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I recently went to Buddhist ceremony in Chiang Mai, Thailand called Makha, celebrating the life and death of the Buddha at the same time. Coincidently, it was Valentine’s day. I remember standing there in the celebration with an ocean of candles. The scent of the incense burning filled the air, buddhist monks chanting and I was surrounded by thousands of candles, each one burning brightly. The breeze was blowing, and a man knocked over one of the candles. It went out and then I realized there were a thousand more to re-ignite it.
When we think of dimming our light, extinguishing it or finding ways not to shine as brightly as we could. We are doing a dis-service to ourselves and to those in our lives. When you decide to embrace your full light, to ‘come out of the closet’ that is when others around you begin to ignite their light, others around them ignite their flame and so forth. We become a sea of candles, not floating, but riding the current, all on the same path towards greatness.
There are many ways to ignite your flame. To get you started it’s important to find your passion and live it fully. Not what society wants, family or friends or even what you think is the ‘right’ job. What do you feel? What ignites you? What have you always wanted to do but scares the light out of you? How are you not doing what you are suppossed to be doing? And how can’t you not do it?
Immerse yourself in the work you want to do and find role models, mentors, people that are constantly and always improving. There are few on this earth who have not followed in the footsteps of another or was inspired by someone. This is a great tool to use. Whether you want to be a lawyer, healer, entreprenuer, blogger, artist, amazing parent, or activist. There will always be someon there to guide you via person to person or books. Remember, the support you need is always there. If you are truly on your path, everthing and everyone that you require will present itself with a little patience.
Secondly, take action. The boat will never set sail until you buy the wood to create it. Begin to build your dreams. Buy a website, write a book, take classes and promote yourself(this can be a hard one for some)etc. Whatever it is that you decided to do take action. It’s important that you anchor your passion, plant the seeds for your success. If it succeeds at first, great and if it fails then take the lessons to build on your success. I’ve said this before, ‘If you never try, you will always fail.’
Lastly, Fear will most likely be one of your biggest competitors. Overcome it. Try not to listen to other’s negative comments about your work, business venture, and/or new path. This is your flame, not theirs. You have your own challenges to overcome. So Stay focused and get out of your own way. Most likely, you will have indavertantly enlightened their flame.
Enjoy the journey.
I’ve recently moved across the world to Chiang Mai, Thailand. I went all the way out of my comfort zone. In fact, let’s step outside of it, ALWAYS. Comfort zones can be a little too comfortable. So much so that one can become complacent, feeling tinges of fear anytime change may show it’s ‘ugly’ face.
In life, we must maintain our evolution by consistently overcoming anything we fear. Fear can stagnate the muscles of your life, making it difficult to attain even the most simple goal. Fear can take your options down to nothing and prevent from any success in your future.
Working out the fear is like stretching your muscles. Taking time get your body lean, strong and flexible to meet life. It is truly an exercise in courage.
That’s why it is important to constantly stretch yourself. Take the yoga class you’ve always wanted to, sign up for martial arts is thats what you want or simply take the leap into something that you’ve always wanted to. The worst that can happen is that you’ll decide it wasn’t for you. If you never try, you will always fail, guaranteed. The more you take on those little fears, you begin to chip away at the big ones and all of a sudden the fears that you thought were so big were really just an illusion. Your fears, a mere reminder that you have been standing still for far too long and it’s now time to take action
On some level, everything in existense has energy. The energy of love, gratitude,joy,safety and even anger all resonate on specific frequencies. Working with crystals and stones can help to remind one of their prtotective forces that are natually within, keeping us at a vibration that doesn’t resonate with lower energies.
When I first began to work with the stones at a very young age. I thought they were pretty little crystal babies. I had no idea as a child that the amethyst and quartz crystals that I was buying were actually assisting me in protecting myself and helping along me along my evolution.
In all my Energy Healing Sessions, I use Crystal Healing Therapy. Crystals play a huge part in the work that I do and in no way am I saying that the stones are doing all the work. In the end, you have free will and it’s up to you to support and empower your boundaries.
Let’s start off with what I call the ‘Cardinal Protection Stone’, Black Tourmaline.
It helps to keep the goodness in while keeping lower energies out. In my experience, Not only is it great for protection but it can also assist in grounding oneself into the body as well as help to relieve the energy system from stress. This is one stone that I carry with me almost everyday.
Amethyst, a quartz based crystal has the energy of the violet flame of transmutation, raising and clearing negative energies and transmuting them into light. I’ve personally it in my Energy Healing Sessioins to assist in worry, anxiety. It’s also great to sleep with at night for a little extra comfort. In addition, it can help to develop psychic abilities and assist during meditation in safe and protected way.
Labradorite has to be one of my favorite stones. What caught my eye at first was the ‘labradorescense’ or spectrolite of the stone. Labradorite helps to ‘beef up’ the aura in a way that any holes or gaps in the aura are filled by the energies of Labradorite. It’s as if the shield comes from within the aura re-inforcing and making it far more difficult to become energy drained by others and protecting against lower vibes that may try to enter your space. This is a great stone for healers.
There’s a few of my favorites, and make sure that before you work with any crystal or stone that they are cleansed properly.
Each space we enter has a certain feel, a vibe, a way in which it’s distinguished from any other space. The way you percieve it is up to your perception. Most of the time we ignore the feeling of a space because the shell or the ‘gold plating’ appears to be beautiful. Other times, we disregard our first initial intuitive response and caste it to the side because we may possibly be thinking too much.
The best example is I can give you was years ago I was invited to a party in a geourgeous mansion. It appeared to be brand new, complete with the latest appliances, modern furniture and a gorgeous kitchen that a chef would swoon over. I remember walking in and saying to myself, “Wow. This is nice” but something felt wrong, very wrong. Everyone seemed to be congregating in the kitchen area which had party appetizers all over the table. I made a plate for myself and began to talk to my fellow-party goers. I felt uncomfortable, not because of them but the space.
I remember telling a friend something isn’t right here. As the party went on, I realized that I couldn’t remain inside anymore and had to retire to the front lawn where a group of people were gathered. Soon after this we ended up leaving. It wasn’t until months later that I found out that the house had recently been in a terrible fire(arson) and was gutted and redone using the existing structure as the skeleton.
On the other side, I’ve walked into spaces where you could feel an overwhelming sense of love in the home or you just felt damn good in the space.
When you get a feeling on a place. Whether you are apartment hunting or buying a house make sure it feels great.
My advice, Walk into a sanctuary.
My roots thrive in dirt, colored leaves strewn about, waiting to wither into earth.
Decaying Leaves and water nourish my trunk and limbs. The soil I live in is soaked by falling rain.
I experience each root growing deeper, deeper into the earth. Rocks and boulders can’t stop me. I adapt. I move around them. I stand tall in the face of the wind, and still, while snow falls. I am a witness to all and patient at the core.
Beyond all this, I continue to GROW.
I’ve had the opportunity work with many people that require a little change of perception. When we walk into a problem its very easy to see it head on, for what ‘it is’. But what it might be is something else.
Let us introduce the power of changing your perception(essentially we are changing the filter in which we view things). Each of us knows how to use a filter all too well. Think of photography as the photographer changes lenses or filters to get a different shot. Also think of instagram or the billions of selfies that are seen across social media. We use those filters to make ourselves or the environment appear a particular way. The filters in which we view things change the way we percieve them.
For instance, think of someone that has recently lost their job. They feel upset, lost and defeated. The best that you can do for that friend is to offer them a new way to look at it.
Try saying , ‘maybe this is the perfect time to go out there and get the job you really want’ or ‘I wish I had some free time to clear my head’.
You don’t have to be positive all the time. Just offer them a new filter/way to see the experience through.
It’s about each of us being flexible in our perception. The more caught up we get with our disempowering filters the less opportunities we have for success and a happy life.
Try it. If something doesn’t go as planned change your filter and change your life for the better.
The smell of fried chicken and drying fish fills the air as I walk into the marketplace. Stand upon stand of different foods, partialy cut pineapples, tomatoes, onions, and durian. Klak! klak! the butchers blade slams against the wood, parts of the pig now in pieces. It’s head and snout staring straight up into the air. I ignore the mosquitos biting at my ankles, the chatter of voices blends into nothing I could ever understand and a woman sits cross legged on the floor with a bowl filled with bahts, one hand in prayer position, the other gone. Most walk around her, others stop to drop a few.
I see a women selling waffles, another selling made-to-order gourmet pizzas that are topped with what looks like a new take on mayonannaise and a liquid tomato paste. She places a pizza into one of her two ovens under a table and I wonder if she has a generator to power them.
I pass an older woman, with graying hair, pulled into a tight bun, ignoring the man seated in front of her, meldling and molding a metal casing with pliers, getting it just right. She doesn’t look up. She’s selling Buddha pendants on a small table, a foot high. Some pendants are stone, others metal, and some that look like they have been carved from clay.
I look up.
I realize. Amidst all the hustle and bustle there is a quiet, just beneath the sounds or maybe in between them.
The present moment.