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True Healing | Anchor into and celebrate your BODY!

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Anchor into your body; it’s the vessel that wields the force! photo by Sara James Williams

 

I have received a lot of messaging from spirit about the deep need for folks to anchor into the vessel that carries our spirits. In a culture that is so mind-centered, much of the work that we do to heal leaves the body behind. For truly sustainable healing to occur, we must release what is held in the body as we focus on healing our spirits and minds. Otherwise, a hidden trigger may cause you to wonder why you are suddenly called back into feeling an old story that you thought you healed from.

Our bodies are so powerful, they are the vehicle for our souls to experience this human life, yet we often fail to celebrate all that they give to us and too often, we dissociate from them. At times, we dissociate from our bodies as a result of physical trauma or because our bodies do not perform to our expectations. Many of us end up with a very different perception of our bodies than what others actually see when they look at us, some even end up with body dysmorphia. Learning to be present and honoring our body is central to overall health and well-being. Our bodies reflect our truth so well, often telling us of emotional issues that are unresolved and need attention. It is important to honor and pay attention to any messages that come from our body; equally important is celebrating these magical vessels! So much joy can be received through our senses. Take time to care for your body and please remember to include it on any healing journey. Spirit encourages us to move forward with attention to the triad – body, mind, and spirit.

Some tips for anchoring into the body and ensuring your body moves forward in alignment with your spiritual and emotional healing journeys:

  • Spend a few minutes each morning, mid-day, and evening doing some breath work. Set intention and visualize white light – or a color you are called to, depending on your needs – as you breathe deeply into your pelvic floor (root).
  • Dedicate bodywork sessions to your healing work by affirming what you are releasing and what you desire to receive as your session begins. Allow yourself to release and receive throughout the session, making note of any messages you receive from spirit.
  • Spend time in nature, as above, dedicate your time in nature to align your body with your healing journey.
  • Visualize earth energy rising from the core of the earth and entering into your body, affirm that you are supported as you visualize your spirit anchoring into your body.
  • Journal! Writing is an excellent way to release emotion held in the body. It is preferable to physically release these writings as they hold the energy. Consider burning or drowning them. If there is a purposeful reason to hold onto the writing (material to inform a book or blog post in service to others), keep the writings in a dedicated journal or file that has been blessed with your intention to transmute the low energy and detach from the pain and to use these as materials for teaching others. Always know that you can call upon your angels and guides to assist with transmuting energy.
  • It can be incredibly powerful to do mirror work or to work with a photographer who helps you to see yourself in the fullness of your beauty.

I am going to close on a personal note. I have had to do a lot of personal healing related to past body trauma – from miscarriage and high-risk pregnancy, to sexual abuse trauma, to chronic pain from car accidents. Because my guides provided me with fantastic guidance on my journey, I have been blessed in my recovery and have overcome both PTSD and chronic pain. To be quite frank, I believed I had released all of my body trauma but when I began dating my partner Matt in 2015, I began having flare ups of startle reflex and anxiety. I knew this meant I still had something to release. Matt is a very attractive man, one of those men that people often describe as “model” handsome. His ex-wife is physically beautiful along those “model” lines. Though I did not realize it at the top of my consciousness, when the old symptoms popped back up, I had to acknowledge that I still held self-judgement and insecurity about my body. This seemed so weird to me because I often celebrate how powerful and amazing this vessel is. It produced babies for goodness sake!

Recently, my guides suggested that I get head shots with my retreat business partner, Rose. They were very specific in their recommendation that we see Sara James Williams of SJW Photography. Sara also happens to be a boudoir photographer, working with women to see themselves “through the lens of unconditional love.” As the universe would have it, my cycle came early that month…starting the morning of my photo shoot. So, I had my photo’s taken not just at a time when I am much heavier than I desire to be (yes for health reasons but also because let’s be real…we all want to be beautiful) but also on the first day of my period. That morning, I rolled my eyes and asked my guides to please help me not to be a cranky bitch. The energy at the photo shoot was so loving, there was no way to not feel the vibration rising to joy. I was smiling as I took a deep breath and realized how clever the universe is. Instead of hating on my period, I embraced the truth of its magic, I celebrated how fantastic the female body is. Apparently, this combination of conditions is exactly what I needed to release the remaining low energy held in my energetic wiring related to my body. I honestly had forgotten what I actually look like. Watching Matt as he looked at the photo’s was pure magic, I was able to see his appreciation for my vessel and I saw my body in a way that I had not in so long. The overall experience helped me to see my vessel again, with love and gratitude. It was incredibly healing. I highly recommend Sara as an instrument of divine healing with her loving lens and the truth that is revealed.

If you, or anyone you know, would benefit from a true shift related to your body, join me and my lovely co-host, Rose, this Fall at our body focused retreat, I Am; Anchored.

 

 

 

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Orlando: Dark night of our collective soul

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Whenever we, as individuals or as a collective, are about to ascend to a higher frequency we first wander around in the abyss – akin to the dark night of the soul. Here, we are gutted… and we often wonder if we can find our way back to the light. The tragedy in Orlando, along with all of the agonizing attacks in our current era, is an example of the abyss. It highlights the need to embrace love energy, to remember that we are all one people, each of us one of the Greater One. We are “I AM”. In the darkness of the abyss, we create awareness of and space for what is to come.

As a mother of (as well as intuitive guide for parents of) children who have come into this world to challenge and shift humanity’s understanding of gender identity and sexual orientation, I know without a doubt that the brightness of the LGBT community will not be dimmed by the still small hearts that continue to perpetuate hate crimes, dissonance, and fear based misbeliefs. As the light becomes stronger and stronger, the dark energies are relentless – like moths to the flame – until the necessary shift occurs. I have zero doubt that the shift will occur. With every breath, I am sure that my children, all of our children, will dance in a higher vibration.

Here on the earth plane, we are collectively experiencing the pain of this horrific tragedy. We are also experiencing private and collective grief as we bear witness to the ugliness and cruelty that still exists in our world – not just within the mind of the shooter but in the hearts of those whose hateful words and actions in response to this sadden and alarm us. It is so important to grieve and to pause in honor  of those lives whose gut-wrenching sacrifice reminds us of the work still left to do to heal our collective human spirit. Know that every loving thought, every prayer, every intentional pause rides an energetic wave and is received by our loved ones who have departed their human vessel to return to pure spirit form.

I do find comfort in knowing that on the spiritual plane there is a welcoming home of these beautiful souls. Gratitude, celebration, healing, so much love. As well, I feel healing happening all around me. So many bright spirits using their powerful voices to usher in a higher love.

In remembrance of our beloveds and of our divine nature.

Namaste.

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6 tips to prevent Spiritual Development Overload

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Spiritual Development can be overwhelming. There is so much information accessible to us. Not only is technology right at our fingertips but spirit is knocking loudly on our doors. So, how do we integrate spiritual development into our day to day lives when we can’t retreat, attend empowerment conferences, read all of the books that we want, or see a spiritual counselor?

Many of us with a deep desire to grow spiritually begin a focused journey, and then we become overloaded and stop; we dive deep and then get distracted; we think we need mentors and teachers, guru’s and healers, but don’t know who to trust. And, when we are on this journey we wonder, “Do I have to be positive and loving all of the time?” With so many spiritual leaders saying that our thoughts manifest our reality (and they do), sometimes- in private teeny tiny moments – we might just miss our ignorance.  Just for a moment, of course! Or not. Perhaps we wish we were oblivious to our power to create our lives but we’re not –  darn it! –  our own personal judge believes that comes with a lot of responsibility and internal pressure.

The path to enlightenment is not a 12 week intensive. Well, maybe it is for some people…but, I’m guessing most folks can’t really drop everything to focus solely on spiritual development. If you can, do it! You’ll be glad you did. This post is for those of you who find yourselves stumbling along the path, questioning whether or not you should have gone left to learn about energy boundaries when instead you took a right into Reiki 1 attunement.

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Ease up on the accelerator and enjoy the journey!

Reflecting on my own development and themes common to many of my clients, I offer 6 p’s to help you ease up on that accelerator and allow yourself a joyful and continuous journey.

  1. Patience. Be patient with yourself – the pressure you feel to rapidly develop spiritual gifts and understanding is not pressure coming from your divine connection to the universe, to God, or even your higher self. It’s ego. Ego says “hurry up and be enlightened already.” Divine love says, “allow joy in being.” Some people come into their awareness through awakening, others through a process of discovery. It’s all good.
  2. Practicality. Take a practical approach – baby step will give you strong legs to stand on for a nice steady development pace whereas jumping straight into a backflip will feel good for a moment then leave you laying on the ground, dizzy, and confused.
  3. Pay Attention. Pay attention to symbolism and synchronicity. You’ve heard (or will hear) this time and time again in many spiritual works…because it is important and SIMPLE! If we just give a thought or two a day to note the synchronicity we see, we can learn so much. As well, pay attention to how who (or what) you engage with makes you feel. Everything from the food you partake of to the work environment you walk into every day has energy that truly impacts you – when you pay attention to your energetic response you are honoring your own body/mind/spirit alignment and as your ability to “tune in”  to  this energy becomes clearer, so too does your spiritual path.
  4. Play. Spiritual journeys are not all about intense study! There is much to be gained from play, including spiritual insights. I like the idea of playful meditation…roll down grassy hills like you did as a kid, turn the music up and dance yourself into a frenzy, sing at the top of your lungs, giggle and groove  your way to spiritual connection. It’s fun, it’s easy, it doesn’t cost a cent (unless, of course, you are one of those people who thinks being “playful” is gluing a penny to the ground and watching people try to pick it up). Play is a worthwhile investment on any spiritual journey.
  5. Pray. Talk to spirit in whatever way is most comfortable to you. Alone or in groups. With words or with art. Silent or with mantras, songs, or chants. Whatever resonates with you as comfortable and reminds you of your divine connection.
  6. Practice. Develop a spiritual practice that you can easily integrate into your life….and, uh…practice doing it. A few minutes each day of doing something that feels right for your spirit will take you further on your journey than feeling overwhelmed and falling into self-judgement about your progress. A “practice” can begin with a small affirmation of whatever seems most important for you and it can grow into whatever you want it to grow into – it’s something you build upon so that you have a strong foundation.

No external resource will inform your spiritual journey as profoundly as your own connection to the divine within you. When you feel comfortable with your ability to tune in to the energy around you and trust your inner knowing, you will know what external resources will be right for you. When you trust your path and your ability to connect with energy (developed through a solid foundation of spiritual practice), you’ll know how to ask for the resources that are right for your continued development and the universe will deliver.

Honoring the Divine in You….

P.S. Why six tips, and not 5 or 10 or some other common choice? I simply like the vibration of the number six for this post.