I mentioned this important point in my podcast today (have you given it a listen? If not, check it out on my home page): it’s often the case that things seem as though they’re not changing as fast as we think they should in our lives. We may feel ‘stuck’, and in a limbo state. It becomes frustrating when even though we’ve dedicated ourselves to achieving a goal and put in persistent effort, we still have nothing really to show for it.
DO NOT GIVE UP! This all comes down to divine timing, and also the fact that things work themselves out ‘behind-the-scenes’ or ‘under-the-surface’ much of the time. All we can do is put in the authentic effort, continue walking our paths while connecting with our angels and guides along with God / Universal Energy. Stay open to curves in the road, signs and synchronicity, etc. And look for all of our many blessings!
Remember this daily prayer: “Thank You God, for all of my many blessing, all of the blessings on their way, and for everything always working out for me.” It’s a beautiful thing!
Today I had a hard conversation with my niece who just relocated to a new city / state to start college. As happy as I am for her and this new and exciting chapter in her life, I felt the need to level with her in a serious way about the importance of taking care when it comes to her personal safety.
Specifically, I warned her about the possibility of encountering a situation in which she is slipped the ‘date rape’ drug. It happened to me when I was in college in the early 90’s, and it certainly hasn’t gone anywhere: this drug is still making headlines, whether it’s due to people busting a man who was putting it in his date’s drink in a bar (caught on camera), or the Bill Cosby scandal (drugging over 30 women and counting?).
I encouraged her to stick close to friends and keep support close by when out and in social situations (particularly those that involve alcohol). Though it acts fairly quickly, there is a time period in which the individual who is drugged experiences a heightened sense of drunkenness–this is when it’s important to reach out to friends and/or get to a ‘safe space’. Avoid being alone with strangers in any sort of social setting (again, I think that when one is young and new to a city and college experience, it’s super important to keep your friends CLOSE).
I plan on writing a short booklet detailing steps and tips to take into account when it comes to personal safety and situational awareness, but for the purposes of this blog post I will keep it short! Mainly I just alerted her to this drug’s existence, which is good enough for now. I will be sending her my safety booklet as well (keep an eye out for it…coming soon!). I send prayers of healing to all who experience trauma related to the theft of personal choice and sovereignty, and may we all continue to heal ourselves as we move forward into living our best lives!
When recovering from an addiction or addictive behavior, it’s important to monitor times when we feel crappy, and do a check in regarding certain things: are we hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? Generally, these can contribute to us feeling out of sorts, depressed, and grumpy.
I’d like to add another two: Energy? And Dehydration? With the first, we could have negative and heavy energetic residue that we need to clear out. I kind of look at it as ‘brushing’ our auras, and removing yuck that might be stuck to us! There are different ways to do this, so do your research and try it out. The second has to do with the fact that so many people are chronically dehydrated nowadays, perhaps more than ever with the extreme heat occurring. Make sure you’re drinking enough water (and clean water, too)! Otherwise, we can be very irritable and feeling yucky.
Taking personal responsibility to care for our heath on the most basic levels is very important as well as necessary. Keep it up!
During the Guidance Card portion of today’s podcast, two cards came out back-to-back of opposing energies: the 6 of Cups (titled ‘The Dream’ in Osho Zen), and The Devil (titled ‘Conditioning’ in Osho Zen). These cards are diametrically opposed to one another, and it matches yet again the opposing energies that have been regularly showing up in readings: stop / go, rest / move forward, etc.! These opposing energies are: good will, simple joys, innocence vs. negativity, corruption, coveting. This is nothing new, certainly. These opposing energies are as old as time, and being individuals with free will, we are regularly faced with them. I tend to think that unless one consciously works on shifting our ego issues, pain, and fear, then a negative mind set tends to be the ‘norm’–so keep on working toward thinking and feeling the positive!
The way I see it, it’s not naive or silly, it’s necessary. AND I have evidence in my own life that it reaps positive effects, so why wouldn’t we try to shift our minds to the positive? One way lays sickness, ill-health, and dissatisfaction, and the others lays well-being, healthy energy, and satisfaction. It’s a no-brainer!
In today’s podcast, I talk a bit about one of my great mentors who died from adrenal cancer a few years back. She lived her whole life with a deep wounding, feeling that her mother did not love her. I have met others who have felt this pain, feeling rejected from either parental figure, or both.
It is of utmost importance that this is healed, because I tell you with complete certainty that not only were you meant to be born, but you are also a child of God / Universal Energy AND ARE LOVED, AND DESERVE LOVE. You are worthy. You have gifts and talents to offer to the world, so get to it! This deep wounding only serves to cause deep instability on a soul level, and really, who can live their best life with that as a foundation?
I have a theory that the key to healing this pain is our connection with God / Universal Energy. It is truly what heals all wounds, and with it we need nothing else other than food, water, and shelter. It is this great Love that is like the Sun symbol in the tarot, filling us with healing light, health, happiness, abundance and prosperity! From there, everything else is extra goodness: our relationships with others, how we move and interact in our personal spheres, etc.!
So strengthen your self-love today: listen to my podcast from this date to learn more about how!
Something happened the other day that brought to my attention the importance of really being aware of ways in which we fight, work against, and possibly hurt ourselves through subconscious self-sabotage.
I noticed a bird that was perched at the back of our car, and it was regularly fluttering and pecking at the rear window. I saw this off and on all day, and after looking throughly to make sure it wasn’t distressed about babies or hunting for bugs, figured that the bird was likely upset with its reflection.
This theory was confirmed when googling it, and my husband and I found out that this aggressive behavior is due to the bird defending his territory. Unfortunately, birds who confront and attack their reflections are at risk of exhausting and injuring themselves! So we did what the article recommended, and covered the window with paper. And it worked!
This got me thinking: how often do we risk exhaustion and injury to ourselves by fighting dreams, shadows, and reflections of ourselves within? It’s time to pay particular attention to any feeling of anger turned inward, and remember to be gentle with ourselves. Remember that we are stronger than we know, and that using our energy constructively is the way to go, vs. pecking / picking at our reflections. SELF-LOVE, not self-sabotage!
So, in times in which we are tempted to have negative self-talk, visualize papering your mind over with brown-paper-bag, secure it all with packing tape, in order to keep yourself protected from pecks!
Sending you love and peace, and may you be safe and well–
In today’s podcast (titled: “Counting Blessings” and Completion), The World card announced itself in the ‘Guidance Card Pull’ portion. When I read the positive descriptors that go along with this particular tarot card, my head rolled back, my tongue rollsed out Homer Simpson-style, and I literally salivated.
Phrases like: “achieving your heart’s desire, seeing dreams come true, taking pleasure in life, enjoying peace of mind, getting satisfaction, finding contentment, etc.–reading the words tickles me. Maybe it’s because I’m starting to feel this level of satisfaction in my life, on a level never experienced before.
I feel good today. I consciously realized it and took a moment to feel it more fully so as to remember it. I want to remember what it feels like in my body, so that I can call it back when I fall into a ‘muck and yuck’ mindspace.
The funny thing is, I had this personal epiphany as I was cleaning the toilet. Once I realized that, I tried to shift my thoughts for reasons that I don’t entirely understand. Did I think that I wasn’t giving the experience enough respect? God / Universal Energy / Source / Spirit doesn’t care if I was cleaning a toilet! God would love the fact that I’m thankful for receiving blessings and feeling good as I clean—talk about cleaning up my ‘muck and yuck’!
So I was left with this abiding lesson: when we feel good (which we do and will), really soak it up and marinate in it, so that it can linger and / or you can more easily recall it and feel it again when dealing with harder times during our personal work. We want to clean up our s*it, and feeling good while doing it helps on all levels.
Meditation or medication? That is a quote that I read long ago, and it’s stuck with me. I truly believe in the positive benefits of meditation, even as I struggle to do it on a regular basis myself! The thing to remember is that however often we do it, and for however long we do it, WE WILL BENEFIT IN A POSITIVE WAY. Even if you sit for 1 minute and try to clear your mind.
This being said, I discovered an old pamphlet that was written in the 70’s and is now offered for free download online at: http://csa-davis.org/sites/?q=easyguide
I encourage you to take the time to read and digest the information in it, and have recorded an auditory podcast of it if you prefer: https://www.buzzsprout.com/925804/3788828-an-easy-guide-to-meditation.mp3?blob_id=14307206&download=true
Go for it! Who wouldn’t want an increased sense of calm, less stress, and a positive improvement in life? It’s important that we all research and try different things and experiences to find out what works for us personally. I wish you well; thank you for reading this, and thank you to all who helped this particular meditation manual be made free and available to us all!
Here are a few of my regular prayers that might be helpful to you too! Yes, they can be quite wordy, but it feels right and it doesn’t take that much more to say it, so there ya go! Enjoy.
1) Dear God / Universal Energy, Thank You for all of my many blessings. Please bless me and only allow in energy that is for my Highest Good and the Highest Good of All, my Most Benevolent Outcome and Most Benevolent Outcome for All, on all levels of my being, known and unknown, past, present, future and beyond, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.
2) Dear God / Universal Energy, please protect me and keep me safe from anything that intends me harm or would cause me harm on any of my levels of being, known and unknown, past, present, future and beyond, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.
3) Dear God / Universal Energy, please let all actions, reactions, energy and information that comes to me and through me be grounded and surrounded in energy for the Highest Good of All, Most Benevolent Outcome for All, in the original definitions and intentions of the words. Thank You, Blessed Be, Amen.