Tuesday, February 24, 2015

How to Use Your Intuition to Communicate with (and Heal) Your Pets

Those of us who have pets are so lucky to be the caretakers of such precious friends. A lot of human beings feel that they're more intelligent than other sentient creatures, and while we may have more complex brains that process things differently, it doesn't necessarily mean we are technically smarter or more advanced than the animals who share this planet with us.

Many animals incarnate as pets in order to teach us how to be kinder and more evolved beings. They rely on us, and it's our job to treat them with love and kindness. If you share your home with animal friends, and you'd like to know how to use your intuition to better care for and respect them, here are 3 things that will help:

1. Quiet Your Mind and Focus on Your Pet.

Put your phone away, turn off your iPad or laptop, and turn off the TV. Just sit with your pet quietly. If it's someone you can pet, pet him or her. Just try and be near them, and breathe deeply. Share the space with them, and try and sense how they're feeling. If you can do this for 15-30 minutes, that would be great. Notice what impressions come up. Think about how much your love your pet, and recall funny or sweet things he or she has done in the past. As you do this, you're actually communicating telepathically with your pet's spirit, and letting him or her know how much you appreciate their presence. Let your mind wander to what your pet might need from you right now, and what might be good for him or her. When you're done with your session, record some notes of your impressions, and follow through on any advice you received. Notice how your pet reacts to any changes you might make to his or her diet or lifestyle.

2. Talk to your pets - and then listen when they talk back.

As I'm writing this, I'm feeling bad, because lately the kind of talking I've been doing to my two cats has been exasperated chit chat. Like yesterday, when I found a hairball right below my pillow on the bed (thanks). Or earlier today, when Aloysius curled up EXACTLY where I sit to write on my laptop. Or a few weeks ago, when SOMEONE peed on the blanket I accidentally left on the floor. Now clearly, these are signs that the cats need more TLC, since the majority of my attention and energy now goes to 3 year-old Ivan. So as a healer and intuitive, what I'm going to focus on doing more is talking to my cats lovingly, and then listening to their requests. Does Aloysius need another energy healing session? Yes. Would Coco like some tuna? Absolutley. Do both of them want more scratches and pets? Of course. And as I'm thinking about it, I think they wouldn't mind a new cat scratcher, and some catnip. And some playtime. No wonder I haven't been talking to them much lately - they have a lot of requests! But seriously, animals do want to communicate, and they will, even more so when you open that door and show them you're willing to listen and give them what they want and need.

3.  Send healing energy - it's easier than you'd think!

Because you have such a close bond with your pets as it is, it's easy to send healing energy to them. There are a couple of ways to do it: one way is by just breathing in, and then directing, colored light into their bodies. A soft, gentle color is best, and one of the prime colors to begin with is a light, lovely pink. Pink is very healing, and most animals love it. Just pet your pet, and imagine you're breathing in pink light, and it's flowing out through your hands to your pet. If you can't pet your friend, just hold your hands out - if it's a fish, over the water, or if it's a bird or reptile, just hold up your hands and beam the light out through your hand chakras.

Another way you can send healing energy is to imagine the light of God, or your creator, or the Universe, pouring down through your crown chakra, down through your arms, and out of your hands and hand chakras to your pet. Let the divine light flow, and think about how much love you have for your pet, as you allow the healing energy to flow through you and out. You don't have to do anything else.

Have you communicated with your pets before? What kinds of insights did you get?

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Energy and the Food You Eat

We were at dinner with a healer friend recently, and he made a mudra with his hand and drew a circle around his food before he ate it. I remember that other healers I know do that, too. It's not something I tend to think about that often because with 3 year old Ivan, I've had the tendency to just shovel whatever into my mouth before, after, or while I'm begging him to eat. I also tend to be more of a "closeted" healer, and I don't do stuff like that around other people. Though I might start doing it now!

My husband Ryan and I asked him to explain his particular method of food blessing, and he said he directs golden white healing light through his hand and fingers, and then sees and feels it surrounding his food and ridding it of bad vibes. He said our food goes through so many things before it reaches the table - chemicals, handling, packaging, and then the energy of the person preparing it. When he blesses his food, he heals the energy of it and balances it so the sort of "ph" is good for his body.

And that reminded me of something. Recently, someone we know who is one of the best cooks I've ever met in my life, brought over a couple of dishes she made. I won't say who she is for privacy's sake. Usually we gobble up her food and it is AMAZING. But this time, I got the worst most awful indigestion. And Ryan did, too. Two totally different dishes, with totally different ingredients, and we just couldn't eat the rest, though it felt crazy to not devour it like we would normally. The flavors were technically right, but the food was just "off." And I realized that she had been off, too, just not herself lately, and kind of depressed. So I surmise that she was not having a great day when she made those dishes, and her energy went into the food.

It's something I try to be conscious of when I'm cooking. When I'm in a bad mood or ruminating about negative things, the food I make kind of sucks. But when I'm happy, and grateful, the food is pretty good. I love cooking from that happy place, because it is really so much fun, and it feels wholesome and right.

Everything we eat has it's own energy, and that energy is then shifted by the artist who makes a meal out of it. If we direct our consciousness to treat our food with love, and care, gratitude and respect, it will definitely nourish and heal our bodies accordingly. One of the most beautiful books of fiction I've read that captures this idea is "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Escuivel.

For more information on healing your body and losing weight with energy work, check out my downloadable MP3 workshop, "Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Heal Your Body with Energy Work." There are tons of great exercises included, and it totally helped me shed my 10 pounds of baby weight this past spring and summer. YAY!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

What's Your Attitude?

I got in trouble a lot as a kid for having attitude. I couldn't help it! Rolling my eyes is as natural to me as breathing. I still have a lot of attitude and sass at times (that much sass can't be denied), but I'm working to tame it as I work on growing and evolving my soul.

So that brings me to my story today. I've been taking spin classes at the gym because I need the motivation from the instructor to get out of my head and just move my body and shift my energy.

The regular instructor was out today, and there was a class full of women ready for their workout. The front desk lady came in and said the guy was sick, and that instead of canceling the class, they asked the Zumba instructor to come over and lead it.

So then this lady came in, a little woman in stylish cargo pants and a cute highlighted wig, and said she wasn't a spin instructor, but they asked her to lead the class since the dude was sick.

She said she'd taken a few spin classes before, so she wasn't a pro, but that she knew how to get people to exercise.

A couple of people just got up and left then and there. But I decided to stay because I forgot my ipod and I can't be on those machines without music.

So she started the class, and the music was ok, but she had us at level 14, which is REALLY hard, as the base level for the whole class. She had us doing all these things the normal spin class instructor wouldn't do. She didn't tell us to take breaks or go slower if we needed to or lower the resistance or drop our shoulders or keep our heels down.

More people left halfway through. I thought of leaving again, but I just didn't feel like it.

I looked around and most of the ladies were doing their own thing and kinda just following at whatever pace they wanted to, so I continued to do the same thing.

I forced myself to not be annoyed that it wasn't a traditional spin class, and I started to think about what an awesome experience this was.

This little lady didn't HAVE to come in and work with us. She had just finished motivating 50 other ladies in a Zumba class. She was probably tired!

They asked her to help out, and she had a great attitude - "Hey, I don't know how to teach spin class, but I'll let these ladies know that, and I'll try my best to just get them a good workout."

She remembered doing sprints in the classes she took, and jumps, and some little arm exercises too, and she incorporated that into the routine. She walked around to make sure nobody was going to hurt themselves.

God BLESS that woman. She had a great freaking attitude, and she got us our workout. She didn't have to.

I just wanted to share that experience, because it's your attitude, and other people's attitudes, that makes the moments in life good or bad or bearable or funny. She inspired me, and the other ladies in the class who stayed. She made me smile and I left feeling motivated, encouraged, and happy.

And what is better than that - your own actions and attitude having a positive effect on someone's life.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

How to Find Your Purpose

Every soul-searching person on this planet has pondered these questions at one point or another:

"Why am I here?"

"What's the point of all of this?"

"What's my purpose?"

I spent the first half of my life wondering these things, and every now and then I still wonder if I'm on the right track. Though I am intuitive and can get amazing insights, I'm also humble, and I wouldn't dare to presume to know everything there is to know.

Many of the people who come see me for sessions ask about their purpose in life. What I've found most interesting, though, is that people who ask this in appointments aren't so much seeking overall fulfillment in life in general, as they are asking "What can I do for money that will make me feel happy and make a difference in the world?"

Career Purpose vs. General Purpose

So in searching for your purpose, you have to first get clear on that one HUGE issue: are you seeking purpose career-wise, or just life-in-general-wise?

Career Purpose

If you're looking for ways to find your purpose career-wise, answer the following questions:

What do I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to do?

Would I want to do any of these things as a JOB, or keep them as a hobby?

What am I good at? Like, REALLY good at? 

What do other people always say I'm good at?

Do I like working alone, or with others?

Do I like working inside, or outside? For a big company, or a small organization? 

Do I want to work for other people, or for myself?

What does my SOUL want and need?

Just sit with your answers for a while, meditate on where you see yourself, and then write out any ideas and insights you might have. You can also get the classic book, "What Color is your Parachute?" to help fine-tune your direction. Another thing that's helpful is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test. That will help give you insight into the type of person you are and what fulfills you emotionally, which is super helpful when it comes to choosing a career you love.

General Purpose

If you're trying to figure out the point of your struggles, triumphs and relationships with others and with yourself, ask yourself these questions:

What themes keep coming up in my life? Are there certain patterns that keep repeating themselves?

What do I seriously struggle with all the time?

What could I do to be happier?

What could I do to help bring happiness to the world around me?

What do I love to do?

What would I love to do to be of service to others?

What are my greatest strengths?

What are my greatest weaknesses?

 Meditate on the answers you get to these questions, and as you get to that deep, quiet state, try and connect with your higher self. As you do, just ask the question "Who am I?" and just try and get a sense of the true nature of your spirit. Your spirit can show you the answers as to why you're here, what your big lessons are (the things you struggle with) and how to overcome them, what karma you need to resolve, and how you can evolve and grow.

We are all here for a reason, and everyone has not one, but a multitude of purposes. Finding out who you really are, and what your purposes are, can be one of the most fulfilling things you do in this lifetime, and put you straight on the path of spiritual growth and progress.

If you need help with figuring things out, email me to set up an appointment. I'm here to help!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

What Makes Your Spirit Thrive?

Aside from love - CREATIVITY.

Your spirit thrives on creativity.

Whether you're creating music, making crafts, drawing, painting, writing stories, creating friendships, creating incredible inventions, creating formulas, or creating masterpieces in the kitchen...your spirit is here to create.

To be, to do, to express - to create.

Someone asked me in a session recently what she needed to do to heal. I saw that painting would be incredibly soothing to her soul. But she told me she would not, could not, and simply refused to paint. She said her brother had always been the artist in the family, so she gave up trying.

And yet, her spirit wanted to paint. Who cares if it's just a splash of color on a canvas? Or a bunch of smears of pinks and oranges? Her personality needed it to be perfect, or forget the whole thing, and so she created a major block, one that her spirit was pretty bummed about.

The act of creating is so powerfully healing! It's not about whether you're any good at it, whether you can make money at it. The mind labels everything and decides what is worth it or not - but the spirit needs to express itself.

If it makes you happy, DO IT. You don't have to be a rock star to sing or record music. You don't have to be a fashion designer to make clothes.  You don't have to be a chef to bake cookies. You don't have to be a world famous photographer to take photos.

But you do need to always be creating. It's simply an expression of your soul.

And that's that!