Friday, July 29, 2016

How to Use Feng Shui for Healing

 "Where attention goes energy flows; Where intention goes energy flows!" ~ James Redfield, The Celestine Vision

    If you are a highly sensitive, empathic person, likely you worry about others. It can be a helpless feeling when someone you care about is going through difficulties and you can't "fix" it. We actually aren't supposed to. Each of us has our own path in life and learning experiences that move us along that path and toward our purpose. When others to try fix us, they just interfere with our growth.

     Worrying is frankly bad for your health. You can read my story about letting go of worry HERE. But you don't have to watch helplessly as someone you care about suffers. I want to share with you a Feng Shui tip that has helped me.

What is Feng Shui?

     Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese study of the movement of energy in one's environment. Our homes can be just as much a mirror of our inner energy as the people in our lives. Although I am not an expert in Feng Shui, I am an expert in energy medicine and how the state of one's energy dictates the state of one's health. And from my limited study of Feng Shui, I know that making changes in the home environment can produce positive changes in health, happiness and relationships.

     The practice of Feng Shui is governed by the bagua, an energy map of any given space. The bagua has nine "houses" that each govern a different area of your life. Making changes and enhancements in a given area can create positive movement in the corresponding area of your life. In this post, I am focusing on the center house of the bagua.

     If you look at the image of the bagua below, you will see the yin-yang symbol at the center. This is the area of harmony, health, well-being and life force. If you want to reduce your worry about loved ones, this is an area to put your attention. There are other areas of the bagua related to family and friends, but in this post I'm focusing on this one area.

Activating the Health Area

     The area of health and well-being is easy to find in your home, because it is at the center of your home! In my home, that's the foyer. First of all, make sure that area is clear of clutter and clean. To lessen worry about my loved ones, I have placed a small table in my foyer with objects and intentions. When we do something with purpose and intention, energy will flow with that intention. For example, if you place an object with an intention of love, the energy of love will flow.

     On this small table in my foyer I have arranged photographs of my loved ones. To lessen worry, I keep a light on this table 24/7, because my intention is for light to guide the lives of my loved ones at all times. This light comes from a small, candlestick-type lamp that takes a 15 watt bulb. In addition to light, the color yellow and the square shape activate this area. So I wrote affirmations for my loved ones on a square piece of yellow paper that I put on the table. Although it is not necessary to do this, it does enhance energy flow. I have also placed objects that have spiritual meaning to me and represent unconditional love.

     Here's a sample affirmation: Moment to moment, my loved ones are watched over and guided for their highest good.  All is well.

     Each time I pass by this table, I feel a sense of reassurance that my loved ones are watched over. Doing this is not only good for them, but its good for my health because it lessens worry. I hope this tip will help lessen your worry as well.

     
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

3 Tips to Understanding Your Dreams

      "To understand the real meaning of dreams we must delve beneath the surface to the purpose of it all. " ~ Betty Bethards, author of The Dream Book

      Do you find dreams strange, confusing or frightening? Do you have trouble remembering your dreams...or understanding them when you do remember them? Dreams may seem jumbled up nonsense, but they are a virtual treasure trove of unconscious information and suppressed emotions.  By working with your dreams you gain access to deep healing. Here are 3 tips to help you understand your dreams:
  1. Remembering Dreams. To understand your dreams, you need to be able to remember them! Before you fall asleep each night, make an intention to remember your dreams that night. Put a journal and pen near your bed and take a moment to write down your dreams as soon as you wake up, before you even get out of bed. I never remembered my dreams until I started doing this, and now I remember them almost every night.
  2. Releasing Fears. Looking at what you have suppressed in your dreams can be a frightening proposition. In the West, suppression is practically a way of life! And that suppression is at the root of most health issues. The rewards of giving yourself permission to look at what you've suppressed are greater health. If you are afraid of looking at the suppressed material that is revealed in your dreams, ask spirit to support and guide you. Approach your dreams as a detached researcher, observing dream material for deeper meaning without the overlay of your emotions.
  3. Understanding Dream Symbols. Dreams are in metaphor. Everything that appears in your dreams is a symbol. Here are some suggestions to guide you in interpreting your dream symbols:
  • People. Each night you in effect become a playwright. In your dreams you create a "play" with a cast of characters who act out whatever issue you are currently dealing with, working toward resolution. You can greatly enhance that resolution by taking a look at who is playing the different parts and what they represent in you. You will usually use someone from your recent memory to play the characters. But if there isn't someone that fits the part, you will go into your long term memory to cast that character. This is why we sometimes dream about someone we haven't seen in years. The question to ask is - what part of you does each dream character represent? Think about the qualities and characteristics of that person. What do they remind you of in yourself? What does this part of you need to express to heal? A child or baby that appears in your dream represents young part of you, your inner child.
  • Numbers. You can look up the meaning of numbers that appear in your dreams on the Internet, or in Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue. You can also use numerology to understand dream numbers by adding together all the digits of a number that appears in the dream, until you reduce the number to a single digit. Dream Sight by Dr. Michael Lennox is a dream symbol dictionary to look up numbers and other symbols to help you understand your dreams. Before you fall asleep, you can ask for messages in your dreams in the form of numbers. I had a dream that I was driving in traffic and the license plates on every car around me changed to the same number! You can be sure I looked up the meaning of that number as soon as I woke up.
  • Animals. In Native American spirituality and in other cultures around the world, each animal species is believed to have a collective spirit. When animals appear in your dreams, they deliver spiritual messages. You can look up the symbolic meaning of specific animals in Animal Spirit Guides by Steven D. Farmer, PhD. Read about the meaning of crow, snake and spider HERE.  And the meaning of butterfly HERE

     By taking steps to understand your dreams, you are becoming an explorer. You are bringing light to the murky depths of your subconscious, making self discoveries that awaken your greater health.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

How to Clear Negative Energy From Your Home

    "Negativity that invades my sacred space; I banish you away with the light of my grace.
    You have no hold or power here; For I stand and face you with no fear.
    Be gone forever, for this I will say; This is my sacred space and you will obey."  ~ Smudging Prayer

    "Emotional energy tends to stagnate in a room long after the events that gave birth to the emotions have passed. To create more peace in your life, fill your home with the energy and feeling of peace."
 ~ Denise Linn, Sacred Space: Clearing and Enhancing the Energy of Your Home

      I have written previously about how to clear your own energy HERE.  Today I want to share how to clear energy in your home.

     Here are some examples of why you might want to clear the energy in your home:
  1. If you or someone you live with is stuck. When you clear negative energy from your living space it becomes more difficult to stay stuck in the same energy in your life. Clearing your space facilitates movement in your life.
  2. If you or someone in your home has recently been sick. Clearing out any negative energy from your home helps in recovery from illness and lifts the spirits.
  3. If there is tension in your home. If there have been arguments and tension in the home, clearing out negative energy helps to shift the dynamics that led to the argument or tension.
  4. After guests have visited. If the energy in your home feels heavy, tense or disrupted after a guest visit, it's a great time to clear it out.

     You can clear energy in your environment any time you feel the need to bring in lightness and create movement in your life and those you live with. You can do this privately when no one is home to freshen the environment. It is an effective, non-confrontational way to shift dynamics. It is best to clear out clutter and clean the space first. But if you can't or don't have time, don't let that stop you from clearing the energy.



   You will need:
  1. A bundle of white sage
  2. A large feather
  3. A candle
  4. Your voice or another source of healing sound, such as a chime or a singing bowl.
     Before you begin, take a moment to center yourself with some deep breaths. Close your eyes, clear your mind and focus on allowing spirit to work through you for the highest good of all involved to clear the space.

    Open the windows in the room. Light the sage bundle with the candle flame. It will start smoking momentarily. Now use the feather to disperse the smoke around the room and into corners while saying something like, "If it is for the highest good, spirit please remove any energy that is heavy, negative, toxic or disruptive from this space and fill it with love and light.  Thank you."  Making vocalizations, ringing chimes or playing a singing bowl will introduce a harmonious vibration into the room, helping to clear disharmony.

     You can clear a single room, or go room to room repeating the technique.




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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How to be in Your Higher Self

  "...make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy." ~ prayer of Saint Francis, The Lessons of Saint Francis: How to Bring Simplicity and Spirituality into Your Daily Life by John Michael Talbot and Steve Rabey

     I recently took a vacation during which I observed a series of interesting and interconnected experiences that I'd like to share with you.

     Each morning when I walked past a garden area to the pool, I noticed a small lizard perched atop the head of a St. Francis statue. At first I thought this an odd coincidence that a lizard would be in the same position each day. But then I realized that it must be a valuable spot for a lizard to sit, because it was the highest point in the garden. From the vantage point of the top of the statue, the lizard could observe its full environment. What a wonderful example of how to be in your higher self!  



What is the Higher Self?

     The higher self is your spirit.  It is heart-centered and lives in the present moment. When you are loving, accepting and compassionate, you are living as your higher self.  The higher-self state is accessed through heart-centered emotions, of feeling, not by thinking. The lower self  tries to "figure out" or "think up" solutions to issues. The higher self receives insights and spontaneous solutions by being heart-centered.  The higher self is associated with great health, the lower self with compromised health.

    The first step to shifting to your higher self is to observe. Like the lizard on the top of the St Francis statue, observe your situation from a higher vantage point. Instead of getting mired in negative thoughts, beliefs and emotions, observe them. From the higher self position of observation, you gain access to your intuition and insights.

Insights From the Higher Self

     As our vacation continued, we took a day trip to an art museum. I was surprised to see a St. Francis statue in the gift shop. It seemed somewhat out of place amongst the art pieces and books for sale.  It was an interesting coincidence that caught my attention. 

     The following day when we visited the grounds of a shrine, I rounded a corner and there was yet another St. Francis statue! Now I was really taking notice. Beside this statue was a plaque of the St. Francis prayer for peace. I got it. The sighting of three St Francis statues was a message about peace.



    I wasn't even thinking about the message when the next day we visited a huge oak tree nicknamed "Treaty Oak." As I sat under the tree meditating, I heard the word "peace" in my mind. And yes, the word treaty means an agreement, usually for peaceful resolution!



    As we flew home from our vacation, I observed my thoughts about all these messages of peace and wondered what was the specific application to my life.  Within days, it would become clear.

     When one of our family members had a crisis shortly after we returned home, I immediately drew from the peaceful energy that I had just experienced and said the St Francis prayer for peace. Within hours the crisis resolved peacefully. 

     I was able to stay in my higher self through this crisis by observing what was happening, rather than being in the crisis.

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