Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New Fun Things!

I just added a couple of new free meditations to the store page of this website. One is on increasing your self-worth and self-love, and the other is on attracting more abundance into your life. Check them out and let me know what you think!

At the bottom of the page, you'll see I also added a new meditation that I'm calling the Energetic Facelift/Beautification Healing Meditation. When you work with color, vibration, and energy, you can literally shift the cells and molecules that make up your body (which is made entirely of energy anyway!) and create positive changes. Since everyone wants to look better in some way or another, I thought this would be a fun meditation to use on a regular basis. It's only $15 - less than anything you'd find at Sephora and a lot less than a real face lift!

While you're at the store, check out the courses and things I've created covering topics like spirit guides, soul mates, psychic protection, releasing blocks, and healing your body with energy work. They've all been designed to help you with some of the biggest issues you're facing so that you can make lasting, positive changes in your life. In the mean time, I'll be working on a past life regression meditation, a chakra healing program, and anything else you request!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

How Can You Tell if Something's REALLY a Sign?

Last week, while I was leaving Ivan's preschool, I felt a whoosh! and a rustling of feathers kind of hit the back of my head, and I turned around to see what it was. It was a BIRD! That never happens and of course instantly I thought, this is clearly a sign. With that in mind, I made sure not to monkey with my iphone once I got into the car, which was good, because as I was about to make a u-turn a guy came speeding along seemingly out of nowhere, so I figured the sign was about paying attention and being present, perhaps with some nice angel symbolism thrown in as I'd just had a beautiful angel reiki session from Marketka Novak, a wonderful colleague and angel healer (http://www.svetangelov.com).

A couple of days later, as Ivan and I were leaving together, I felt the same whoosh! and thought...NO WAY.

Yes, way.

It hit the same spot right at the back of my head, and I turned around and looked up to see a bird sitting on the pointed rooftop of a house next to the preschool. He looked at me and I looked at him, and then I blinked, and he was gone. I was delighted to get another sign and texted my friend the minute we got into the car (again making sure to put the phone away before I started driving, because of the last time). She was like OMG that is CLEARLY a sign.

The thought crossed my mind that maybe it was just a crazy bird. I have seen Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, though, and this bird did not look or seem evil. Just playful and humorous.

I had this idea that maybe the bird was hitting other parents' heads as they exited the preschool too, and it kind of made me laugh a little, so I asked my husband Ryan what he thought about it, and he said, "THAT SAME BIRD HIT MY HEAD THE OTHER DAY TOO!"

So, a sign from the universe turned out to be either a crazy or mischievous bird who decided to fly into the heads of many parents as they walked through the preschool gate. Bummer!

The thing about signs is that they're all open to interpretation. I can still think of that nutty bird and consider it a sign, or I can just say whatever, it just happened. I love to attribute hummingbird sightings, nice numerical sequences, and the perfect songs coming on at just the right time as signs. It just makes life more fun and interesting. For me, this bird will remain a reminder to never play with my phone while driving. Not that I do a LOT, but it's out, and at red lights I might read a text or something. Now I put it away where I can't see it. Maybe he's warning all the parents to pay attention when they drive. Or, maybe he's just a mischievous bird and that's all there is to it.

All I can say about how to tell if something's REALLY a sign is to ask for more signs to come up, and then they will, and then it's up to you to interpret them. Think of it this way: when you're interested in a new car, don't you tend to see that car more often when you're driving? Either you attract it, or your just notice it. Seeing that car is more like a sign that you're bringing it in to your reality. So a similar thing is happening with signs.

Just let me know if you see any birds lining up on playground equipment, breaking through windows, or flying down chimneys in order to attack and kill people, because if that's the case we have a bigger issue on our hands.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Bodywork vs. Distant Energy Healing: Which is Better?

Bodywork (like massage therapy), in-person energy healing sessions, and distant energy healing treatments are all extremely helpful in maintaining a sense of balance and keeping your body and energy healthy and clear. With so many options and different types of therapies available, the choices are almost limitless. But today I just want to chat about bodywork vs. distant energy healing. Do you ever wonder if it's better to get a healing treatment in person vs. a distant energy healing session?

Trust Your Intuition

For a while last year, I worked with a powerful healer over the phone, and the sessions were phenomenal. I could literally feel my energy shifting. Then, after a while, I started to feel like it was rushed in a way, and my energy started to stagnate. So I felt like not doing that anymore. I spoke to a couple of psychic friends who said it seemed like I specifically needed to work with female healers. I did a couple of distant energy healings with two different ladies; the first was amazing, and the second was good, too. I signed up for a third session and while it was good, it wasn't as great as the first one.

Massage Therapy

My intuition kept nagging at me that I needed to get bodywork done - actual in-person healing massage therapy. So I googled around and found a healer who sounded wonderful on the phone, and went to her for a session. It was so great I got a package of sessions right away, because my body, mind, and soul SO needed it. I hadn't had a massage since before Ivan was born (he's 3.5 now). And my body was holding on to so much stress, anxiety, and tension from that major life change, as well as work (and my work can be hard, because people usually don't go to me when they're all happy and life is perfect), that I desperately needed some actual in-person bodywork.

Age and Stress

I never was big on massages; I just never needed them. As we age, though, the effects of intense emotions and stress can wear down our bodies, and if we don't release what we're holding onto, imbalances and eventually illnesses can develop. I spend a lot of time meditating, and I exercise regularly (though not as much as I used to), but I can really tell now when I'm overwhelmed by tension and stress. I hold it in my jaw, neck, and shoulders. In fact, one day last week it was so bad my jaw actually ACHED. Yes, energy healing can help with that, and even doing my own meditations has helped, but there is something to be said for getting help from other people. You can't do everything yourself.

I realized how much my body was holding onto the stress I'd been feeling, and decided I needed another massage, though I'm still of the mindset that it's a luxury (though that is changing). The other massage therapist I'd gone to was booked up, so I tuned in and asked if an acupressure massage at my favorite Korean spa would help, and got a resounding YES. I've never had a massage there and didn't know what to expect, but this was fantastic. She really focused on my neck and shoulders, and helped my body release so much tension and pain. My body relaxed and the pain disappeared completely. I felt restored, refreshed, and renewed.

Do What You're Drawn To

Sometimes distant energy healing is exactly what you need, and other times it's more important to have someone actually touch your body and work on you in person. In the end, it's all about what you really want and what you feel will help. Before you book a session with anyone, though, do a gut-check and ask whether or not they'll be good for you. Don't just get a massage at any old place with any old person; don't just go to any old energy healer. Read reviews, ask friends, and check in with your own intuition to decide what will be best for you.

And that's my two cents!

Sickness, Healing, and Matching Vibes

I just listened to a meditation, and something interesting crossed my mind. The mediation was a healing one, and it reminded me of a series of energy healing sessions I did with someone over the phone last year. As I listened to the meditation, my energy shifted and I matched the vibration of what the guy was talking about. It wasn't anything super profound; in fact, it was blissfully simple.

Regardless of that, the clearing effect was great. It made me wonder just how helpful and/or necessary it was to work with the person last year. I didn't decide that yet, the thought just floated through my mind. Now that I think about it, I think it was great to work with the healer, and there was a reason for it. But I also think there are times when guided meditations work just as well as energy healings do. The point is to get your energy field (and mind, and body) to accept a shift in vibration. And whether that happens through a live session or through a meditation doesn't really matter, as long as it happens.

Sickness is always about an imbalance in the body, which usually begins on an energy level before it affects the human body. So if we can sense that something is off, and then match our vibes to a frequency of wellness, or something more uplifting, we can start the healing process.

It's hard to do just do a healing on yourself, all by yourself. It's certainly not impossible, but it takes a focused effort and level of concentration. If you have doubt or fear about what you're doing, you might block yourself from letting the healing take place. That's why it's great to work with someone, or to listen to meditations that you can do over and over and over again, to raise your vibration and get healed.

Know that as you're experiencing an energy healing session or listening to a healing meditation, you just want to be able to will your mind, body, and energy field to get to a higher vibration, and that's when the real healing takes place. If you set it up so that you simply KNOW and BELIEVE that you are being healed, it will help exponentially.

It's OK to just decide when you feel you're drawn to something or need something. If there's a period of time in your life when you benefit from working with energy healers, that's great. If another time comes when you feel like meditations are better for you, that's great too. There aren't any rules, and the more flexible and adaptable you are, the easier and more fun the whole process is.

If you're interested in more energy healing techniques, check out the recorded workshops I've done HERE. They're chock full of healing meditations, practices, and tools that will help you raise your vibes and accomplish whatever you're seeking to work on both physically and energetically. From losing weight, to protecting your energy, to releasing blocks so you can create a life you're loving on every level...it's all here. I've put years of practical experience into these recordings and I know they work!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Do You have AWFUL Family Problems? Here's Why.

Everyone has family issues, whether you can see it on the outside or not. I hear the truth of what people are really going though in the work that I do, so I know. Nothing shocks me, and my job is to remain totally neutral, but the things I've heard would make any person really, really, really sad!

At least I've learned one HUGE spiritual truth about why we all have so much suffering related to the families we're born into.

But before that, here are a few short examples of bummer family situations:

D., 34, was adopted from India and brought to live in Bel Air as an infant. Her adoption story is the best: beautiful family, beautiful home, just a lovely childhood (although her parents fought constantly).  But since her adoptive father died, things have changed, and she is now being tormented, gossiped about, and just completely ridiculed by her adoptive mother. To the point where now her mother is telling everyone that when she dies, she doesn't want D. to come to her funeral.

R. was raised in complete poverty when her father walked out on all 7 kids when she was a baby. She's the only one of all 7 to go to college. Her mother re-married at age 65, to a man who isn't really interested in her grown up kids. Though her father is still alive, he doesn't feel responsible for either having a relationship with, or even knowing, his 7 children.

The L. family has constant in-fighting, feuds, sibling rivalries, and family warfare. Everyone has something nasty to say about everyone else, all behind each other's backs. This is the way it's always been, and this is probably the way it always will be.

S.'s mother constantly criticizes and belittles her, making comments about her weight, her failed marriage, her home, her clothes, the very essence of her being.

M.'s young stepmother pretends to treat her well, but subtly manipulates her father so that the two can't maintain their relationship. She wants the world to think she's graceful and kind and loving, but M. knows she his harboring loads of resentment, and it's causing M. to be distanced from her father, which really hurts her.

Y.'s mother died, and she never knew her aunts and uncles. When her grandmother died, they didn't think to naturally share the inheritance with motherless Y. Instead, they tried to cut her out of it completely, although she hadn't even thought to ask for anything.

My energy just plummeted writing this! What a bummer! I just told snippets of a FEW of the many true stories I've heard about family dramas. There are many more that are salacious, long-winded, and very sad.

On to the hopeful stuff.

We pick the family situations we will come into before we are born. God gave us free will, which is a HUGE big deal, so basically we can make whatever choices we want to make and do whatever we want to do in this lifetime. YAY! But we have to start with some kind of canvas, so to speak.

And many of our souls want to finish up with some karma, or solve some problems, or have some meaty issues to deal with, in order to move forward in our lives. Issues that we have to keep working on in order to learn to take the high road, raise our vibrations, say no to negativity, and honor our spirit. Major soul growth lessons!!!

So if you have AWFUL family problems, it's because you needed to in order to fulfill your purpose and mission in this life. You chose to meet these people (a-gain) and, despite the odds, create a peaceful, harmonious situation in your own heart. I stress in your own heart, because in many cases, your adversaries, family or not, will NOT let you change the dynamic into something better. It's a power thing, and they want to have the power to make things miserable or to make sure you stay unhappy.

Sometimes that means you will need to get distance from them, and that's OK, as long as you forgive, let go, and don't take it personally, no matter how personal it is.

If you've been wronged, the only thing you can do is forgive, and try to feel compassion and unconditional love, for yourself, and for them.

Holding on to any other emotion, no matter how right and justified you feel, will only cause you pain, and when you're in pain, that means you are out of sync with your God-given natural harmony. That also means the karma probably hasn't been broken, and the cycle will most likely continue. NOOOO!!!

If you learn the lesson, solve the problem, and break the cycle in this lifetime, with love and light, then you won't have to do this again next time around.

Here's to that!!!!

Do you have family problems? If so, what are they? How have you learned to deal with them? Do you find any particular technique to be helpful?