In honor of my Native American heritage, I wanted to share the Native American 10 Commandments. May you enjoy these beautiful reminders for how to live.
1. Treat the Earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
2. Remain close to the Great Spirit.
3. Show great respect for your fellow Beings.
4. Work together for the benefit of all Humankind.
5. Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
6. Do what you know to be right.
7. Look after the well being of mind and body.
8. Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
9. Be truthful and honest at all times.
10. Take full responsibility for your actions.
If you've done any research about spirituality you've probably read that Earth is undergoing an "ascension process." Quite simply, "ascension" means that the planet and all life here on Earth are increasing their vibration. This vibrational increase paves the way for Unconditional Love and Compassion to infuse the world anchoring it as its primary vibration.
One of the many reasons you've seen an increase of healers in recent years is because our collective consciousness called out to the Universe to help with our collective evolution. When you receive an energy healing you've chosen to receive the energy of unconditional love into your subtle energy bodies, physical biology, and spiritual DNA to support your own ascension process. This allows you to embody unconditional love and compassion for yourself. What a beautiful gift to give yourself!
When you vibrate unconditional love, incompatible denser energies fall away freeing you to live in your natural state of love, health, and wholeness.
Love and Compassion enhance your energetic heartbeat which accelerates beneficial changes to your DNA- both physical and spiritual. Vibrating with Unconditional Love and Compassion increases the Light quotient on the planet...what a beautiful gift to give to yourself, others and Mother Earth.
Did you know that the frequency of the vibration of love is 528Hz. It is the LOVE tone of the Universe. I find this fascinating because everything in the Universe has it's own vibrational tone. Did you know that your vibration dictates what you attract into your life? You emit a personal vibrational frequency into the world that acts like a magnet to that which is of like vibration to yours? Being in tune with your own vibration is integral to self-awareness. Take a few moments this week to pay attention to your vibration and when you feel so inclined, make a conscious choice to vibrate with LOVE: 528Hz.
Anyone can meditate - it's simple, inexpensive, and has minimal requirements. Meditation can be practiced anywhere, anytime and anyplace. The benefits of meditation include calmness, peace of mind, joy, vibrant health, increased energy, and life fulfillment.
The invigoration you can experience during meditation is as beneficial as a good night's sleep. A regular practice of meditation develops your skill to reach altered states of consciousness at-will.
Meditation counter-balances the adverse effects of stress in the body. There are so many ways to meditate and finding your own unique method is a wonderful journey of self discovery. It doesn't matter how you meditate, or what form you use- if it works for you, do it. If you don't like one form, you can always try another form - there are no rules with meditation. There is no "right" or "wrong" way to meditate.
Considered Lifestyle Medicine, a regular meditation practice benefits your well-being at all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Begin your own meditation practice today!
As some of you may have discovered, last week I experienced the horror for all web-based businesses: my website was "dead" for four days. This means I didn't receive any emails, nor was anyone able to view my website. I took it in stride for three days. On the fourth day I was faced with the possibility of it being down for another four days...I had a meltdown. I was frustrated. Then I realized what really got to me was that I had absolutely no control of the situation. I was powerless. I couldn't make my website get back up. I had to wait. I had to practice patience. I had to practice everything that I teach and share with others. Even spirit couldn't technically help me because they don't fix websites. The only comfort I could received (which is by far the best) were loving arms that held me with tenderness giving me permission to surrender to my emotions. Without judgment and without words, his arms and his loving energy did all of the communicating.
Sometimes all we need is someone to hold us to make things right in our world. I have to admit, for me it created a miracle. Within minutes after receiving the loving comfort and support that I needed my website was back up - live and visible again. Of course I was beyond relieved. BUT, more importantly, I was reminded again how powerful LOVE is. The man that I love so much gave me the most precious gift we can give another...his presence. His total and complete presence with me in those moments were a gift. It was all that I needed. I'm so grateful for this experience because once again I was shown that there's a silver lining in every cloud and that Love heals and creates miracles.
At the end of our days, the only thing that matters in life is the love that you kept and the love that you gave.
Just as you learned in biology or physics, everything is comprised of atoms and energy---everything. As such, everything has the potential and the probability to be affected by what it’s surrounded with. When we talk about space clearing, we’re referring to land, space, homes, buildings, structures, cars, garages, etc. Every space and everything can hold energy and be affected by energy. Therefore, it’s important to know how to clear spaces, cars, land, rooms, things - anything. In its simplest form, the act of letting sunlight and fresh air in the room cleanses the energy of the room.
Every space and everything holds energy. Even though you can’t see it, you’ve probably sensed it. For example, you may have walked into a room that looked beautiful, but somehow didn’t feel right. Or perhaps you’ve been in a space that was decorated not to your taste, but it felt nice and was comfortable. In both instances, you were probably tuning into the energy of the space.
There are many techniques for clearing a space; the following one is simple and one that everyone can implement.
Once you’ve determined what room needs to be cleared, fill a glass of water (use glass, not plastic) and place it in the center of the room. Go about your routine and then you will intuitively be told, the room is clear. Once you receive the intuitive message that the room is clear - TRUST IT. Then go to the glass of water, take it in your hands and then pour it outside on a bush, a bed of roses, or some other plant, tree or bush, etc. This allows the energy that was cleared to be transmuted by the power of Earth energy. It's THAT simple.
Message from the Sea during a recent group meditation:
"Give me your burdens and worries and I will take them and transmute them, freeing you to live your life with more love in accord with your true Divine Nature."
Is intuition a gift given to a few special people, or does everyone
We often measure people's abilities with words such as "genius," "gifted," "talented," "average," and "special needs." Such terms are used to characterize a range of awareness, function, or skill. Intuition is in all of us all of the time, even when our mental faculties or skills are challenged according to other's standards.
Intuition is an aspect of our humanness. It is real, effective when used properly, and everyone has access to it 24/7. It is a fundamental component of who we are. We are spirit first and a body second. Intuition is the "upstairs telephone" that allows us to hear our spirit and to discern the answers to questions, including the big questions: "What am I doing here?" and "For what purpose was I born?"
The Seraphim are the highest order of angels. The word Seraphim i means "he who heals." Therefore, a Seraph literally means “a higher spirit who heals.” They are the angels of “divine fire, love and light.” They have the power to purify us with a lightening flash and flame. They hold the unveiled light of God and are the greatest illuminators. They are the most light-filled beings in creation.
They are the uppermost section of the hierarchy who are the closest to the Throne of God. They chant the Trisagion (ancient anthem), "Holy, holy, holy..." and encircle the Throne thereby existing through the love that is emanated by Creator God.
They are such wonderful angels to work with and if you're ever in a predicament and want to feel the pure Love of God through the angels, summon the Seraphim and they will come immediately
Meditation is such a wonderful routine to incorporate into your daily life. It's simple, inexpensive and doesn't require anything but yourself. You can meditate anytime anywhere: on the train, sitting at your desk, walking, running, and lying in bed. Meditation allows you to experience calmness, peacefulness, joy, and spiritual connection.
A friend once asked me what it was like to meditate. First, I was astounded at the question because meditation had come so naturally to me. (I used to call it "zoning out." before I realized that I was meditating. It's also called daydreaming.) But when he asked me this question I searched my brain for best descriptive word I could think of which was, "Euphoric." He looked at me with surprise in his eyes. I don't think he understood how something like meditation could be euphoric. But it is.
Meditation allows you to tune into your body, mind and soul, while simultaneously supporting your ability to connect with the Divine Super Intelligence of the Universe. It's beautiful.
During our waking hours we live in the active beta state. When you learn how to meditate your brainwaves slow down to the alpha or theta state of consciousness. If you're interested in developing your intuition, I highly recommend meditating at least three times a week. It's proven to increase your intuitive mind.
One of my mediumship teachers said that she purposely meditated every day to PROVE that meditation did NOTHING to help your spiritual connection. We all chuckled when she said this. Then she said without skipping a beat, but meditating more made her spiritual connection significantly better. We all had a good laugh because you rarely hear that someone wanted to prove that meditation DOES NOT help your spiritual connection.
Finally, the beauty of meditating is that everyone can do it and everyone can benefit from it - no matter how often or how infrequent you do it...there's always a benefit.
Sometimes an incoming soul chooses to have two mothers: one biological mother who literally brings forth their physical body into the Earth dimension and one Spirit Mother who will raise, love and nurture the child. I call this a blessing of love because the soul group: birth mother, spirit mother and incoming soul have all agreed to support the incoming soul's creation and life on Earth to be a significant part of each other's Life.
When these situations arise the incoming soul needs a physical form to enter this realm. A woman becomes pregnant knowing she needs/wants to gift it to another family. The birth mother's soul agrees to gift the child to another family, and the spirit mother's soul agrees to love, nurture and raise the child that wasn't created by her biologically.
I believe that these children are extremely blessed because they had many souls love them so much that everyone involved agreed to be a significant part of each other's life, coming together to create the best Earthly life for the child and contribute to that soul's evolution. The two mother souls loved the incoming soul so much that everyone agreed to be a part of the conception and the physical delivery into the Earthly realm AND gifted the incoming soul with love and Life.
At the end of our days, the only thing that matters in life is the love that you keep and the love that you give.
What you put out into the world comes back to you...the experiences you have are reflections of what's going on inside of you. And, what's going on inside of you is reflected in your experiences.
YOU are that powerful
Dr. Emoto’s groundbreaking work with water crystals in the early 2000s proved how powerful we and how we can affect water which is fundamental for all life on this beautiful planet. Our bodies are made up of 50-65% water so being hydrated is essential for optimum health. PLUS, the Universal energy of the world is able to metabolize a lot easier when you're hydrated.
Solarized water infuses water with the healing benefits of color and loving intention. Simply do the following to solarize your water.
This is an excellent meditation for not only Reiki healers, but also anyone who works with energy healing to connect with your Spirit Guides.
First, find a place where you can sit or lay quietly undisturbed for about 30 minutes. If you choose to sit, make sure your head is supported. Sit quietly for about a minute or so and release all thoughts from your mind. This may take a few moments. If you find that your mind is racing with thoughts, just allow them to move through your mind continuing to release them.
Next, inhale through your nostrils allowing your lungs to expand and fill with air. Then, exhale slowly through your mouth counting releasing all cares and worries. After taking three breaths, begin to breathe normally, allowing your body and mind to surrender and relax. Surrender to this moment.
After your third breath imagine that you have golden white mist traveling through your entire body, clearing every cell within you, nourishing you and rejuvenating you at this moment. Bring the golden white mist to your third eye chakra (the center of your forehead) and then imagine the golden white mist forming into a circle in your third eye chakra. Focus on that golden white circle for ten seconds, breathing normally.
After ten seconds (or longer if you choose), transform the golden white circle shape into a beautiful rich dark purple, or indigo color five pointed star - again in the center of your forehead, your third eye chakra.
When you’ve completed this, then visualize a beautiful, safe, sacred room that is your Sacred Space. Design the room to your own unique specifications creating serenity, beauty and tranquility within. If a room does not resonate with you, then create a Sacred Garden or place in nature that will hold the same purpose - a Sacred Space that is only for you and for whomever you choose to invite in.
This a sacred space specifically for you, created by you, where you meet your Reiki Guides. This will also be a place to go whenever you’d like to connect with the Divine Consciousness, meet your other guides, the Angelic Beings and other Divinities - you may also have loved ones who’ve crossed over meet you here. This is a very sacred place that feels safe, loving, nurturing and supportive.
You feel a sense of calm, relaxation, and serene here in your sacred room or sacred garden. Continue to breathe normally. Next, imagine yourself sitting in a special chair or bench and allow yourself to feel the sensation of anticipation for which a Being or Guide will be coming to greet you. You can repeat aloud or in your mind, “Through the power of my Soul Self and my Divine Soul Consciousness, I request to meet my guides. Please come forth so that I may consciousness connect with you.”
Don’t be discouraged if after the first time trying, you don’t see or hear anyone. I can assure you that someone came. However, you just may have to practice this meditation a few more times in order to finally connect with them. This is an evolutionary process and one that takes practice in accomplishing. The first time is always the most challenging. So don’t be deterred.
Meanwhile, continue your Reiki practice to release denser energies so you can increase your vibration so you can ultimately connect with with your guides at-will. Continue practicing and TRUSTING that you’ll connect with them and that whatever you need from them will be given to you.
The world of spirit uses metaphors and symbols, unique to you. Spirit guides use language and symbology that is understandable and recognizable by you. It’s their way of communicating with you and ensuring that you receive their messages. They communicate in terms that you understand. For example, some people are well versed with music, so their guides will communicate through songs that they know that person knows. The same goes for you. If you love color, they’ll communicate with color, if you love math they’ll communicate with you through numbers, etc. Once you ascertain their communication style with you communicating with them will become easier and easier.
It’s recommended that in the beginning you try to meet one guide at a time; however, if two or more show up for you, then that’s how many that your soul has allowed to come and connect with you. Remember, there are no rules, regulations or right way or wrong way with this spirit. It’s what’s best for you and what’s for your highest and greatest good.
When you’ve finally concluded your connection with your guide(s), you may end the meditation by ingesting a large cleansing breath, just like when you started and then open your eyes. Make sure you ground yourself and allow yourself some time before getting up and moving around. Keep a journal handy to write down any messages you received. Thank them for coming to you and extend your gratitude. Your guides are here for you and they love and support you infinitely. Always trust and know this.
When you have a spiritual awakening or find yourself ascending and expanding your consciousness, you can undergo a spiritual purification process also known as a spiritual detoxification process. Your beliefs may be shaken and challenged. Beliefs about how the world operates, how relationships should be, religion, theology, your purpose, and what’s important to your life may be questioned You'll find yourself questioning and re-evaluating these topics, whereas before you were absolutely certain about how you felt about each one.
During this time remain open to new insights, revelations, and new understandings as they will become clearer. Meditation can support you as gain a greater understanding and awareness about Universal Truths. Your new awareness of new concepts will be the building blocks of your newly forming and ever-evolving spiritual foundation.
To minimize the effects of the spiritual purification process you may want to talk to like-minded people about what you’re experiencing, read uplifting spiritual books, listen to inspiring lectures, and above all treat yourself with loving kindness. This is actually a time to celebrate. You’re gaining new levels of spiritual understanding and you can rest assured that all is well and the process is unfolding perfectly.
Be at peace. Let go. And let God move through you.
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Colors affect feelings, moods, and emotions. Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.
Color Therapy, also known as Chromotherapy, is a form of vibrational medicine that restores vibrational harmony to regain a state of well being to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. Color is the language of emotions. Sound is the language of the mind.
Colors are wonderful to work with. Today I invite you to incorporate color into your life and take notice of how you feel.
The highly spiritual month of December bestows the gift of feeling increased love, good-will and generosity for those around us. I love this time of year because there's both an expectation and a freedom to be nice, kind, and loving to others. I adore the lights, decorations, the food - everything. If you're an empath you probably enjoy this time of year too because the sweetness and kindness everyone is sharing just feels better.
If you're an Empath you're actually considered a highly sensitive person. The spiritual definition of being an Empath is the ability to FEEL the exact feelings of others so strongly that you can often mistake them as your own. It isn't until the Empath has removed himself from the situation or person to realize that the feelings he was feeling weren't actually his.
Empaths are also notorious for internalizing others feelings and emotions as their own which creates a host of problems such as high anxiety, upset stomachs, headaches, depression, insecurity, unsettledness, confusion, and more. If an Empath continues to be saturated in an unhealthy emotional environment at home, a relationship, a social group, or even the workplace over a long period of time they'll 99.9% of the time develop depression, anxiety, begin to self-medicate, and engage in other self-sabotaging and disconnecting behaviors all in an attempt to "numb" themselves from feeling so much.
Feeling what's going on around you is not unhealthy. What is unhealthy is the negativity going on around you. When you're uncomfortable you're just having a natural response to an unhealthy situation. It's NORMAL to be uncomfortable around an unhealthy person or unhealthy environment. Your empathy is God's gift to you and nature's way of letting you know that something is off.
If you're an empath you've probably blamed yourself for being "too sensitive," "weird" or "different," or you may even feel you're not strong enough to deal with the rest of the world. This is simply not true. It's essential to accept yourself for being an Empath and to learn how to manage your empathic filter so you don't become overwhelmed by others' aches, pains, moods, and negativity.
Of the many beautiful qualities of being an Empath, you're probably a deeply spiritual person who has an expanded view of Life. You want to feel connected and you can sometimes feel to sense of Oneness in your profound moments. There are many ways for Emapths to manage their energy. The following tips can help you manage your energy when you're surrounded by others.
1. Center Yourself. It's important for Empaths to know what feeling centered feels like. Being centered feels peaceful, serene and clear of thought. When you master your ability to remain centered, you'll immediately recognize when you've been destabilized. You'll be able to pinpoint exactly who, what, why when & where pulled you off your center. This is an empowering life skill for all empaths.
2. Raise Your Awareness. Become aware of and take notice of your empathic triggers. When you know what puts you into empathic-overdrive you'll be able to put yourself back on track much quicker. Pray, meditate and practice relaxation techniques to keep you balanced and aware of where you're at and what's going on around you.
3. Move from Unconscious Empathy to Conscious Empathy. Self-awareness allows you to know what puts you in empathic-overdrive mode and you'll learn more about who you are and how you operate. You'll be able to work through your self-limiting beliefs which will empower you to manage your energy and live consciously, interactively and deliberately with the world around you. You have a more peaceful existence contributing to your quality of life.
As we move into the season of the Holy Days, the month of November brings the energy of gratitude. In American we celebrate Thanksgiving, which folklore shares is the time when the pilgrims broke bread with the Native Americans. Being of mixed heritage, including Native American and English (as well as a few other things coursing through my veins), I'm proud of my mixed heritage that blends my Native American AND English bloods.
When I think of what it must have been like to be at the table when the Indians were sharing their feast with the Pilgrims, I imagine the graciousness and congeniality that they must of felt with each other. I think symbolically it's an important event in history because it's a symbol of unity and togetherness. I also imagine that when they were sharing their meal together, they must have realized how much more alike they were than unalike.
I believe the evolution of civilization follows the evolution of the human soul...just about everyone was born into an experience somewhere on planet where they suffered hardship, poverty, and enslavement. By the same token, we've all had lives where we experienced prosperity, happiness, and productivity. Each individual soul has lived many different lifetimes since the beginning of time. When you think about how many lifetimes we've all had, you begin to realize that it is WE who are responsible for the state of the world today. Understanding life from a spiritual perspective allows you to better understand that each lifetime gave you the opportunity to learn, evolve, grow; AND clear your personal karma, your karma with others, your karma with the collective, and your karma with the planet. When you realize the infinite thread of your soul, you reclaim responsibility for your life and the current state of the world. As we move into the Holy Days season, it's an excellent time to celebrate and reclaim your power to change the world for the better.
Recently, I facilitated a healing session for a sweet pit bull whose mother was rescued from the 2009 Missouri 500 dog fighting raid. This 5-year old dog suffered from high anxiety and delayed processing. His session was unlike any other that I've experienced with an animal. It was unique because he and his mother chose to incarnate as part of a soul group to help the collective consciousness of our society evolve, grow and expand. Through the gift of this healing session, the dog and his mother (who came through in spirit) reaffirmed to me that every soul who lives on this planet contributes to the collective consciousness and the evolution of all souls...What a beautiful world we live in.
Our luscious planet Earth is a living, breathing consciousness in and of herself. She is a life force that sustains all life. Animals are an integral part of Earth as well as to our existence. During one of my meditations, I was told from Spirit that there are so many souls who wish to live a life here on our planet that they'll choose to incarnate as one of the many life forms that inhabits this plane - which includes thousands of animal species. Working with the simplicity and purity of the animal spirits as a shaman is always so profound and delightful. Animal messengers and totems come through to bring us special messages and special support.
When a butterfly crosses your path, you're witnessing Spirit in physical form. There are so many stories from people who've lost a loved one and then saw a butterfly flying around them shortly thereafter. Often times they'll see a butterfly during the funeral service. According to Ted Andrews who wrote the wonderful animal spirit book, Animal Speak, butterflies were considered the symbol of the soul in early Christianity. To the Native Americans, butterflies symbolized change, joy, and color. Many times spirits will come through in the form of butterflies, hummingbirds, dragonflies and lady bugs. It's up to you to decipher which is significant to you.
Butterflies are physical representations of hope, joy, and pure unconditional love. Butterfly Medicine reminds you that you're always supported and always loved - no matter what your circumstances may be. Butterflies are magical, miraculous creatures reminding us that life is ever-changing, ever-evolving, and ever-joyful.
September's Sacred Wisdom: Just for today, I will be kind to all living things. This is probably my most favorite Reiki principle. For me, it's easier to be kind than to not be. Of course, I'm human and have my days when I'm not so outgoing, but over all I enjoy engaging with others every day spreading the love of positivity. Even if you've sequestered yourself in your house for days, you still have other people in the world who think about you and care about you. All life affects ALL LIFE. What one person does affects everyone else on the planet. Being an spiritual healer and teacher I've come to know this as fact. Usui's message this month reminds you to be kind to all living things, including yourself. I want to emphasize how important you are in this world. You're valuable, you're appreciated and you're significant. Your magnificence is beyond words. I invite you to take a few moments and say to yourself each day, "I am loved, I am cherished, and I matter."
Namaste (may the Divine in me touch the Divine in you) and may you receive the love that you need today.
Healing with crystals is fun and easy to do. Crystals are such wonderful generators of healing, positivity and love. They organically connect with the electromagnetics of the earth, our human energy field and the Universe. They're superconductors of energy and have their own electromagnetic pulse. To create your own grid you may use as many crystals as you like. However, if you're not sure of how many to use, start with four, representing all four directions: North, South, East and West.
First, lie down and take note of the distance of 2 feet from the top of your head, from your hips, and from your feet. Then place each crystal in those locations. That's it - you've successfully created a crystal grid. Next, lie down in the center of the grid for 5 to 15 minutes and simply relax. Afterwards, sit up and take 3 deep breaths to center yourself. You should feel refreshed and revitalized. Collect your crystals, rinse them under running water and then set them aside until you want to use them again.
Using Infused Healing Water in your daily life enhances vitality and optimism by keeping yourself and your space clear.
What you need:
1. A small spray bottle;
2. Water; and
3. the essential oil of: sage, cedarwood, rosemary, OR sandlewood. OR, if essential oils aren't an option for you, simply find 3 blades of grass, a sprig of rosemary, OR 3 flower petals (rose and lavender petals work best).
Fill your spray bottle with water then place it outside in the sunlight for 12 hours. Then leave the bottle in the moonlight for at least 8 hours. Finally, place 3 drops of the essential oil into bottle. Or, if you're not using essential oil, reduce the blades of grass or flower petals small enough to fit into the bottle. Next, hold the bottle in your hands reciting your favorite prayer or mantra. Voila! You've created your own Infused Healing Water. Treat yourself by spraying the water all around you, your bedroom, on your bed linens, in your car and everywhere else you'd like to clear and invigorate.
Continuing the Usui Reiki Principles for a living happy life, the fourth Reiki Principle reminds us: Just for today, live honestly. As we enter the last full month of summer, it's a wonderful reminder. We're reminded to remain in our integrity and authenticity every moment of our lives: whether you're cooking a meal for your family, driving to work to earn a day's wage, or talking with a stranger. When you live in integrity you promote honesty, safety, and authenticity. Historically, human beings had to conform to social or family pressure. People were forced to marry against their will or had to marry the right person for the family - even if love was lacking. In recent history we've witnessed others pressuring themselves to have the right job, or live in the right neighborhood to be accepted and loved.
People have also made themselves conform to something they were not - which made them out of alignment with themselves. Who we are is WHO we are - period. We're a culmination of our ethics, our desires, our character, our choices, our beliefs, our opinions - everything. It's so important to remember that we're human Be-ings, not human Do-ings. We're all valuable and special and we all play special roles in each other's lives impacting each other every day. Take joy in the simplest of tasks infusing the honesty of who you are in everything that you do. Being honest fosters Truth and safety which enhances our ability to live freely and be who we are with one another.