Tuesday, April 30, 2019

5 Reasons Why Being a Highly Sensitive Person is a Really Good Thing

     "...Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Gore, Warren Buffett, Gandhi and Rosa Parks achieved what they did NOT in spite of, but because of their introversion." ~ Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    Are you a "sensitive," also known as a highly sensitive person (HSP)? Are you sensitive to sights, sounds and smells? Are you creative, intuitive, and subject to strong emotions and vivid dreams? Do you dislike "small talk" -- but love music, nature, art and beauty? If you are a sensitive, there is a 70% likelihood that you are also an introvert.  In which case you are in good company with some of the most influential people in the world.

     The idea that successful and influential people could be introverts may come as a surprise to you. This is because with the rise of the "extrovert ideal" in the West in the last century, introversion came to be seen as a problem to be "fixed."  The truth is sensitive introverts are the artists, writers, scientists, thinkers, and problem-solvers of the world. And although we tend to equate leadership traits with extroverts -- introverts are leaders as well.

5 Reasons Why Being Sensitive is a Really Good Thing 
  • 1. Sensitives are highly creative: We need intuitive and creative solutions to a myriad of problems in the world. And sensitive introverts are the idea people who come up with solutions that lead to breakthroughs that benefit mankind.
  • 2. Sensitives are highly observant. When we observe, we are in the position of the higher self -- which gives us access to deep wisdom. Because of this trait, and their persistent nature -- introverts are excellent students who outperform extroverts in both high school and at the collegiate level. 
  •  3. Sensitives have a strong conscience. They are authentic, empathic, and have a highly-tuned moral compass. They are more likely to go out of their way to avoid aggression and seek out peaceful solutions that make the world a better place. 
  • 4. Sensitives are effective. Sensitives think before they speak, and take actions that are well thought-out and accurate. But most important to their effectiveness is their ability to channel energy toward a goal with "quiet persistence." 
  • 5. Sensitives are leaders. Extroverts may be in positions of authority because they talk a good talk, but their ideas aren't necessarily substantive. They are better at leading people who are passive. Sensitive introverts are better at leading people who are proactive and take initiative, rather than those who would blindly follow a fast-talking, opinionated or domineering leader.
     Although it's advantageous for introverts to adopt some extrovert skills to facilitate the sharing of their powerful ideas, it is equally advantageous for extroverts to adopt more introverted traits! Extroverts can benefit from learning to listen, observe and reflect before speaking. And to pause, process and grow from life's difficulties.



3 Requirements for a Sensitive Introvert to be Successful in an Extrovert-Dominated Society
  • 1. Quiet. Sensitive introverts function best in a home and work environment that is quiet with minimal distractions. Interruptions are directly associated with decreased productivity and impaired memory. 
  • 2. Solitude. Although corporate America emphasizes teamwork, solitude is required for the creativity that leads to innovation to express. Sensitive introverts especially need personal space to facilitate focus and effectiveness. 
  • 3. Down time. Sensitives need time to clear their energy and rejuvenate after a hectic day. Socializing after work can actually further drain them. The best environment for recharging is in the harmonizing energetic rhythms of nature.

Your Life Purpose

    Actualizing your purpose in life includes embracing your authentic nature. For a sensitive, that includes embracing sensitivities and all the positive traits that come with it. Because the world needs your gifts of intuitiveness and creativity to express for the benefit of all! Advocate for what you need to be effective. Your health and well-being depend on it.  Because when you try to fit in, it creates disharmony in your energy systems. And the state of your energy determines the state of your health.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

The 6 Forms of Intuition and How to Recognize Them

      "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind the faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." ~ Albert Einstein, Ideas and Opinions 

     If you are a highly sensitive person, an empath, or a lightworker.... likely you are experiencing periods of ascension symptoms as you upgrade to higher frequency energy. This is happening for all of us who feel called to make the world a better place.  Because these upgrades in your energy systems are needed to facilitate and actualize your life purpose.

    As we grow and ascend, these energetic upgrades often include enhanced intuitive and sensory experiences. These include claircognizance —clear knowing, clairvoyance— clear seeing,  clairaudience — clear hearing, clairsentience —clear feeling... and the lesser forms of intuition clairalience — clear smelling, and clairgustance— clear tasting. Your awakening process can include recognition of and awakening of your intuitive senses.

Your Developing Intuitive Senses

    If you want to learn how to develop your intuitive senses, my best advice is to embrace ALL your life experiences as opportunities to evolve. Because intuitive senses develop naturally as you ascend. This means approaching all your experiences, including losses and difficulties -- and even planetary retrogrades and other challenging transits -- as events that are happening FOR you and your evolution, rather than TO you. This takes us out of victim consciousness and into higher consciousness.


    It is important to focus on learning skills to work with your evolving energy systems, rather than focusing on pushing your intuition to develop faster than your natural evolution. Trust that all is unfolding in divine timing. There are links throughout this article for more information to guide you in working with your developing intuitive senses.

     Intuitive experiences often appear through different senses simultaneously. For example, you may have a vision at the same time you hear an intuitive inner voice. Different intuitive senses can also emerge in a series over time. For example, I first became aware that I am a claircognizant in my teens. This was closely followed by the appearance of clairvoyance. It wasn't until later in my adult life that my gift of clairaudience emerged. And since then the other three forms of intuition have awakened in my life, and all six have naturally deepened and expanded as I evolve and ascend.

A Word about Sensitivity

    Intuitive senses are often accompanied by sensitive senses. If you have sensitive eyes or ears, or sensitivity to taste, smells and other's emotions -- and those sensitivities are disrupting your energy --it’s best to simply limit exposure. Once you have received the intuitive message through your senses, you do not have to force yourself to stay around people and places that make you feel overwhelmed, anxious and drained. Instead, focus on being around people and places that uplift, inspire and energize you! 
     Let’s examine each of these six forms of intuition, one at a time.

The Six Forms of Intuition 

1. CLAIRCOGNIZANCE.  Clear knowing.




     Claircognizance is the ability to know information without any discernible source, logic or reason. Claircognizants simply “know” facts instinctively without having read it or been told about it. Those who have claircognizance receive concepts, thoughts, ideas and sudden instances of understanding seemingly out of nowhere.

Here are 5 signs of claircognizance:
  • Active mind. Claircognizants are analytical thinkers who have an active mind with an almost constant stream of thoughts, perceptions, insights and epiphanies. 
  • Knowing the truth. Claircognizants instinctively know when someone is lying. They can instantly spot insincerity or fakeness. If you have the ability to sense beyond a person’s words to their true intentions, you are likely a claircognizant.
  • Knowing the future. Claircognizants can know the outcome of a situation before it happens. If you have a hunch about the results of a test, or how a health issue or life event is going to resolve -- and your hunch turns out to be correct -- you are experiencing claircognizance.
  • Knowing the answer. Claircognizants intuitively know the answer to problems in their lives and others.  If solutions to issues come to you spontaneously, and people seek you out for your insights, you are likely a claircognizant. 
  • Reading and writing. Claircognizants love to read and learn new things. They are also prolific writers who pour their thoughts out into written word as an outlet for their highly active minds. 
     Because of their mental abilities, the energy systems of claircognizants can become unbalanced as they unconsciously pull their energy up out of their lower body toward their head. This can happen with other forms of intuition as well and can cause you to feel spacey and scattered, and to develop headaches.  Earthing practices can ground your energy if this happens, and there are helpful tips in this article: How Energy Healing Can Relieve Headaches


2. CLAIRVOYANCE.  Clear seeing. 




      Clairvoyance is "clear vision," or an inner seeing beyond ordinary perception. This "non-ordinary" sensing occurs through the "third eye," also known as the sixth chakra. The third eye is a major energy center located in the center of the forehead above the bridge of the nose, as depicted in the picture above. Through this chakra, we gather information from the universal energy field. Information-encoded waves of energy enter and leave the human energy system through each chakra. The third eye is the chakra through which we send and receive intuitive information.


    Here are 5 signs of clairvoyance:
  • Dreams. Clairvoyants often have vivid dreams and daydreams. When you are asleep or in a mindful, meditative state, your right brain is dominant. And that right-brain dominant state facilitates visions. When your third eye is open, you remember the visions in your dreams.
  • Unusual Vision. Clairvoyants can have unusual experiences of seeing flashes of light, instances of blurry vision, or seeing things in their peripheral vision that aren't there when they turn their head.
  • Inner "Movies." Individuals with the gift of clairvoyance spontaneously translate spoken word into visions. While listening to verbal descriptions, they can vividly see what is described like a movie playing in their mind's eye. They can also can have accurate inner movies, or visual flashes of insight about the future.
  • Inner Vision. Clairvoyants can work things out with their inner vision, visualizing a process or designing a project in their mind's eye. They can see each step of the process, as well as the finished project before they've even started. They can visually take things apart and see how they are put together by using their inner vision to problem solve.
  • Visual Appreciation. Clairvoyant individuals love "feasting" on beauty with their eyes. They enjoy taking in the beauty of art, nature, and other visually-stimulating experiences. This is a wonderful way for clairvoyants to clear their energy and refuel themselves!
  For more information about clairvoyance, including 5 Tips to Opening/Clearing Your Third Eye and Enhancing Your Intuition, click HERE.




3. CLAIRAUDIENCE. Clear hearing. 




     Clairaudience is the ability to hear voices, music or sounds that have no physical source. Here are 5 signs of clairaudience:

  • Voices.  Have you ever thought you heard someone call your name? Or thought you heard someone talking, but no one was there? Have you ever heard someone's thoughts in your mind, as if you were reading their mind? These are all clairaudient experiences.
  • Music. Have you ever heard a song playing in your mind that seemed random -- a song you may not have heard in years? The lyrics to that song may contain the answer to an issue you are currently dealing with. Or have you ever had a question in your mind, and then a song came on the radio with lyrics that answered your question?
  • Insights.  Not only do clairaudients receive insights for themselves through their intuitive hearing, but they intuitively know just the right thing to say to others, when they are in their higher self. A friend or family member may tell you how helpful and crucial your insightful advice was, years after the fact! Yet you may not even remember giving that advice. You may not remember because intuitive insights flow through you, rather than coming from you.
  • Sensitivity. Clairaudients have sensitive hearing. Noises that are loud and have chaotic frequencies disrupt the energy system of clairaudients. These disruptive sounds can leave them feeling overwhelmed, irritated, drained and exhausted. These harsh sounds can also create physical symptoms, like a headache. This sensitivity can increase over time, as clairaudient abilities expand. Sounds that previously weren't bothersome can suddenly become intolerable. To learn more about the signs of clairaudience, read my post 5 Signs That You Are Experiencing Clairaudience.
  • High-Pitched Squealing Sounds. Have you ever wondered what it means when you hear a high-pitched squealing sound or ringing in your ear? It's a sign that you have clairaudience, and that your gift is opening and expanding. To learn more about this phenomenon, and how to energetically clear sensitive ears, read my post: 5 Signs That Hearing High-Pitched Frequencies is Spiritual Awakening. 

4. CLAIRSENTIENCE. Clear sensing. 



     
     Clairsentience is the ability to sense information about people and places through physical and emotional feelings. A clairsentient senses changes in energy that register in their own energy systems as bodily feelings and emotions. This provides the clairsentient with insights about the past, present and future of people and places. However, a clairsentient can have difficulty filtering their own emotions and feelings from what they are sensing from others - because it feels the same!

     Here are 5 signs of clairsentience:
  • Easily drained. Do you feel overwhelmed and drained by crowds of people? Being around people can be exhausting and provoke anxiety for a clairsentient because they feel the energy of each and every person around them at once. It is imperative that a clairsentient spend time alone clearing and refueling their energy, and grounding. The best way to do this is through Earthing practices. Find out more in my article How to Ground Yourself Through Earthing.
  • Empathic. Clairsentients can empathically sense the emotions and physical pain of those around them. Empaths are those who absorb this energy from others like a sponge. It is important to be a mirror instead of a sponge to maintain health and well-being. Find out more in my article How to Create and Maintain Healthy Boundaries. I set an energetic boundary when I feel the physical pain of others by saying out loud or to myself, "Thank you for that information, but that is not mine." In this way I clearly indicate where my physical feelings end and theirs begins, so they don't mix. 
  • Sense the Truth. Clairsentients can sense the true emotions of others. A clairsentient can be more aware of another person’s true emotional state than the person themselves! This is because a clairsentient can sense past words to the truth of feelings.  
  • Sense Energy. Have you ever walked into a room and felt the mood as uplifting, or heavy, dark, or angry? Clairsentients can read the emotional energy of a room instantly. They can also sense events that have taken place in the past in a physical space through their emotions and bodily sensations. If you would like to learn how to clear your physical space, read my article How to Clear Negative Energy from Your Home. 
  • Sensitivity. Clairsentients are not only environmentally sensitive, but emotionally sensitive as well. I avoid watching the news and sad or violent movies, as well as reading the newspaper or internet news sources because I can feel the grief, heartbreak or terror of those I am viewing or reading about. This can feel overwhelming.  In fact, these exposures can actually be traumatic!  Learn more about how to heal from these experiences in How Trauma if Far More Common Than You Think. If you find that you have absorbed negative energy from others, here is my article How to Clear Your Energy  If you feel overwhelmed, emotional and drained from exposure to people and emotionally-charged material, you can raise your energetic frequencies by seeking out people, movies or reading material that uplifts, inspires and energizes you.  

5. CLAIRALIENCE.  Clear smelling. 



     Clairalience (also known as clairscent, clairolfaction, clairosmesis, and clairessence) is the ability to smell odors and fragrances that have no discernible source in your immediate physical environment. 

     Here are 5 examples of clairsalience: 
  • Toxic Energy. While working with a client’s energy, I suddenly smelled cigarette smoke. When I shared this information with the client, he related that he used to be a heavy smoker but quit 5 years ago and hadn’t smoked since. This clairscent experience alerted me to the toxic energy that needed to be cleared from this individual’s energy systems to complete his healing from prior smoking. 
  • Spirit Presence. Clairalients have the ability to sense the presence of spirits or a departed loved one through smells. For example, you may suddenly and spontaneously smell your grandfather’s cigar smoke, or moth balls like your grandmother used in her closets. Or you may sense the presence of a spiritual deity through the fragrance of roses where none exist. Pay attention to what you were thinking about at the moment you became aware of the smell. This can give you clues about the nature of the intuitive message being conveyed through smell that is guiding your life. 
  • Messages about the past. Clairalients can pick up information about people and places, past, present and future through their sense of smell. For example, you might notice a burning smell in a building and later find out there was a fire in that building many years ago. As the scent of the smoke itself has long been cleared from the building, what you are sensing is the energetic frequency of that event. This can be accompanied by sensing the emotions (clairsentience) of the individuals involved in the fire.
  • Sensitivity.  Like those with clairaudience who can have highly sensitive hearing, individuals with clairalience can have a highly sensitive sense of smell. This is because as we humans evolve, our senses are evolving as well. This allows us to pick up on sounds, smells and tastes we may not have been previously capable of sensing. And as we clear our energy systems, our natural senses become sharpened.  For example, I find it difficult to spend much time in antique stores or thrift stores, because I pick up on the energy of the objects in the physical space through my sense of smell, which can be overpowering.  As I am also a clairsentient, I sense the energy on the items from their former owners in the form of emotions and physical sensations, which can cause me to feel anxious. Some intuitive individuals are so sensitive to the energy of smells they can become lightheaded, disoriented, and nauseas with a headache. This is called hyperosmia.
  • Health messagesThe energy of noxious smells associated with illness or toxins can be an intuitive message that guides you away from exposure to sickness or toxic environments. If you find harsh smell experiences to be overwhelming and disruptive to your energy and your equilibrium, you can calm the chaos and raise your frequency by letting your intuitive senses guide you to smells that give you a sense of well-being.  For example, smell some fresh flowers, essential oils, or raw fruits and vegetables. Indulge your senses in the natural smells of nature or your loved ones. 
   
6. CLAIRGUSTANCE. Clear tasting. 



     Clairgustance is the ability to spontaneously taste a substance without the physical presence of that substance in one’s mouth. Clairgustants receive intuitive messages through taste. Clairgustance is likely the most unusual of the intuitive senses. Clairgustance usually occurs in conjunction with one or more of the five other forms of intuition, especially clairalience. 

   Here are 5 examples of clairgustance that convey messages from the past, present and future. 
  • Healing Information. I once experienced a sudden and spontaneous chemical taste in my mouth while doing energy work with a client. When I shared this with the client, she said she had gone through a course of chemotherapy years prior. This clairgustance experience alerted me to the toxic energy that needed to be cleared from this individual’s energy systems to complete her healing from cancer treatment. 
  • Spirit Messages. Those with clairgustance can receive spirit messages through taste. For example, at the moment that you are feeling alone and needing support, you might suddenly taste your great aunt’s apple pie, who passed years prior. Through a spontaneous and intuitive taste experience, you can sense a loved one's presence and feel their support.
  • Health Messages. Clairgustants may taste a specific food while reading about or hearing about a health issue. Intuitively they can sense that this food will help this particular health issue. 
  • Sensitivity. Like those with clairalience who can have a highly sensitive sense of smell, individuals with clairgustance can have a highly sensitive sense of taste. Some can “taste” when a food is tainted in the very slightest, or discern minute amounts of individual ingredients in a prepared dish. Clairgustants can also pick up on the energy states of people and places through their sense of taste. For example, an unpleasant encounter with a narcissist can leave a bad taste in the mouth of an empath - both figuratively and literally. 
  • Toxic Energy. Clairgustants can get a toxic taste in their mouth just prior to eating or drinking something, or going somewhere. This can be a message of guidance that the food or drink you are about to consume, or the area you are about to enter is unhealthy and toxic and should be avoided. 
         A heightened sense of taste can also guide us in eating higher frequency food that is more in alignment with our upgrading energetic frequencies as we evolve. For example, with an energetic upgrade that I experienced during total lunar eclipse, the taste of meat suddenly became revolting and I became a vegetarian. The smell of food cooking on the stove also became off-putting and I began to prefer higher-vibration raw foods like salads and smoothies. If intuitive taste experiences have left you feeling off balance, you can regain your balance and raise your frequencies by seeking high-vibration natural and pleasant taste experiences, like ripe, raw fruit.


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    Thursday, February 28, 2019

    3 Steps to Beginning Anew

         "Life does not accommodate you; it shatters you. Every seed destroys its container, or else there would be no fruition." ~ Florida Scott-Maxwell, The Measure of My Days


        
          If you are a highly sensitive person, an empath, a lightworker.... likely you are experiencing periods of ascension symptoms as you upgrade to higher frequency energy. This is happening for all of us who feel called to make the world a better place.  Because these upgrades in your energy systems are needed to facilitate and actualize your life purpose.

        As we grow, evolve and ascend, we experience a series of endings and beginnings in our lives as lower energy states of being, thinking and believing that no longer serve us are cleared from our energy systems.

         When you are in the middle of these cycles, it can be a confusing and emotional time. You may wonder how to get "out of it" or make the turmoil stop. The way to "make it stop" is to let go. Because ending is actually the way to begin anew.

          In order for a new tree to begin, the nut that contains the seed must come to an end. In order for an infant to have life, a pregnancy has to come to an end. In order for a new career to begin, a job must end. In order to take a deep breathe, you must let go of the air in your lungs first to make room for air to come in. In order for anything new to begin in your life, something must end.

         The way to begin anew is to END.




    How to Begin Anew

         Life is not linear. It is more like a spiral. Any given end point on the spiral is immediately followed by a beginning point on the spiral. For example, the moment a year ends is immediately followed by the moment a year begins. When you choose to end something in your life, you CREATE a beginning.

       If you feel stuck in the turmoil and unable to move forward, it's because something is in the way. You must let go of what is not working in your life in order to begin anew. To ascend to a higher level of consciousness, you have to let go of lower vibration "garbage."

       Here are 3 steps to guide you in beginning anew:

    1. Meditate. Spend a few moments in quiet with your eyes closed. Let go of all self-judgment and give yourself permission to receive an insight, no matter what it is. If you had the ability to intuitively know what needs to end, what would you guess it to be? Trust the answer.

    2. Let Go. Letting go requires that you trust in the process that a beginning always follows an ending, and release the fear. Here are 3 tips to letting go.  Deep breathe slowly for ten minutes, starting with an exhale. Focus on emptying your lungs completely before you take each slow, deep breath.

    3. Gratitude. The energy of gratitude has astonishingly positive effects on your energy systems! Feeling gratitude for what is ending brings you out of the turmoil and into harmony.


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    Tuesday, January 1, 2019

    How to Use Numerology to Find Your Life Path

         "Every event, circumstance, and relationship has been nudging you to follow your true path and do your great work -- which is the only path to real success and abundance." 
         ~  Sue Frederick, I See Your Dream Job

        All of life is energy, even numbers! Numerology is the study of the energetic vibration of numbers and how they relate to our lives. Your birthdate, reduced to a single digit, is your life path number and can tell you a lot about your purpose. That purpose then unfolds throughout your lifespan in a series of nine-year cycles.

         Choosing to live in alignment with the energy of each year of these nine-year cycles, expressed as your "personal year number" can help you understand your life and the unfolding of your purpose. Simply put, being conscious of where you are in these cycles is empowering! Let's begin by taking a look at your life path number.

    Determining Your Life Path Number 

         Your life path number is determined by adding together the numbers of your birth date until you get to a single digit 1-9, or master numbers 11 and 22.

          For example, if you birth date is December 14, 1987:

         December is the 12th month of the year:  1 + 2 = 3
         14th:  add 1 + 4 = 5
         1987: add 1 + 9 + 8 + 7 = 25; 2 + 5 = 7

         Now add all three:  3 + 5 + 7 = 15; 1 + 5 = 6

         An individual with a birth date of December 14, 1987 therefore has a life path of 6.

         BELOW are short descriptions of each life path:

    LIFE PATH 1: An individual with a 1 life path is a leader who brings new ideas and concepts into the world.

    LIFE PATH 2: An individual with a 2 life path is a collaborative, compassionate, sensitive and supportive team player.

    LIFE PATH 3: An individual with a 3 life path uses creativity and self-expression to write or teach.

    LIFE PATH 4: An individual with a 4 life path is practical, determined, logical and efficient in building complex projects.

    LIFE PATH 5: An individual with a 5 life path is an adventurous, fearless, charismatic, freedom-loving agent of change.

    LIFE PATH 6: An individual with a 6 life path brings justice, harmony and enlightenment to the world.

    LIFE PATH 7: An individual with a 7 life path is an intuitive, spiritual student of scientific and philosophical studies.

    LIFE PATH 8: An individual with an 8 life path is a powerful, entrepreneurial leader destined to manifest wealth for the greater good.

    LIFE PATH 9: An individual with a 9 life path is a wise, free-spirited, humanitarian seeker of truth.

    LIFE PATH 11: An individual with an 11 life path uses their inspired and artistic gifts to shift the collective consciousness.

    LIFE PATH 22: An individual with a 22 life path is destined to make significant contributions that inspire and enlighten mankind.

    Your Personal Year Number 

         Each year has its own numerology, either a number 1-9, or 11 or 22.  For example, if you add the digits of 2016, you will find that it was a "9" year.  Similarly, 2017 was a "1" year,  2018 was an "11" year, and 2019 is a "3" year. But each year has a personal numerology number as well for each individual.

         To find your personal year number, add you birth month, birth date, and the current year together. For example, if your birthday is May 23rd, then 2018 would be your personal year 3.

         May is the 5th month of the year = 5
         23rd is 2 + 3 = 5
         2018: 2 + 0 + 1 + 8 = 11

         Now add all three 5 + 5 + 11 = 21; 2 + 1 = 3

         BELOW  are brief descriptions of what you can expect for the current year depending on what personal number this year is for you:

    PERSONAL YEAR 1: This is a year of brave new beginnings, whether that is a new job, new program of study, or living in a new location. A 1 year is the foundation for a 9-year cycle.

    PERSONAL YEAR 2: This is a year for collaborating with others to begin developing your year 1 vision.

    PERSONAL YEAR 3: This is a year for play, socializing, and enjoyment of your blossoming year 1 vision.

    PERSONAL YEAR 4: This is a year of hard work in developing a foundation for the growth of your year 1 vision.

    PERSONAL YEAR 5: This is an adventurous and freedom-loving year that requires you to adapt to changes and expand beyond previous restrictions.

    PERSONAL YEAR 6: This is a year to go deep and focus on personal and business relationships.

    PERSONAL YEAR 7: This is a year to take a break and explore spirituality, creativity, intuition and writing while making adjustments to your year 1 vision.

    PERSONAL YEAR 8: This is a powerful and prosperous year for receiving recognition and engaging in promotion of the fruit of your year 1 vision.

    PERSONAL YEAR 9: This is a year for letting go and integrating the lessons of the 9 year cycle before beginning anew.

    PERSONAL YEAR 11: This is an intuitive and illuminating year filled with inspiration and artistic expression with a focus on self-mastery.

    PERSONAL YEAR 22: This is a humanitarian year where the focus is on how to best serve the world with your gifts.

       By combining astrological information about your life purpose determined by your north node with  your personal numerology - much can be revealed about your unique path.

      To learn more about your personal numerology, consult a professional numerologist.


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    Tuesday, October 9, 2018

    How to Heal Shame and Work with Your Shadow

         "The problem of secret stories surrounded by shame is that they cut a woman off from her instinctive nature.  ...draw out the secret, for it makes a wound that will not heal until the matter is given words and witness." ~  Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

       "The body can encapsulate and isolate the effects of trauma for years, but doing so requires a lot of energy." ~ The Other Medicine That Really Works 



          If you are a highly sensitive woman, an empath, a lightworker.... likely you are experiencing ascension symptoms as you upgrade to higher frequency energy. This is happening to all of us who feel called to make the world a better place.  Because these upgrades in your energy systems facilitate and actualize your life purpose.

       As we grow, evolve and ascend, we can become aware of what we have repressed and hidden in the shadow, namely that which causes us to feel shame.



    The Energetic Frequency of Shame

       According to the "Scale of Human Consciousness" (page 25 of Awaken Your Greater Health), which was derived from Power Vs Force by David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D.,  shame has the lowest vibration of all consciousness states. On a scale of 0 to 1,000, with 200 and above being within the frequency of empowerment, shame vibrates at 20! It is a vibration that is incompatible with health. Some of the sickest clients I have ever worked with vibrated predominantly in shame.

       The feeling of being at such a low frequency is just plain awful.  It makes us feel bad about ourselves and broken. It can make us feel raw, vulnerable, exposed, and angry. It can make us want to crawl in a hole. The feeling of shame is almost unbearable. And we will do just about anything to avoid it.

         To keep from feeling it, we will hide it from our consciousness and encapsulate it in an energy "cyst." But keeping the energy of shame encapsulated is exhausting. And it makes it difficult to heal. Because when it is hidden from our consciousness, it becomes a secret.

        Keeping a secret hidden takes a toll. The energy cyst creates energetic disruption, like a boulder in the middle of a stream disrupts the flow of water. Even if we are unaware of what is in the shadow, we feel the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual symptoms of energetic disruption:
    • feeling tired or exhausted
    • feeing disconnected and alone
    • pain or discomfort
    • tension or tightness
    • Feeling triggered with negative emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness
    • repetitive negative thoughts
    • health issues
    The Woman with Hair of Gold

          To understand the nature of healing shame, let's take a look at the archetypal story of the The Woman with Hair of Gold, which you can read in Women Who Run With the Wolves. This is a story of a woman with hair like spun gold who lived alone in the woods. When a local brute tried to coerce her into marriage, she appeased him by giving him some of her hair. But when he tried to use the hair as currency in the marketplace, the locals ridiculed him. In a rage, the man killed the woman and buried her body near a river.

         Although no one noticed her passing, her hair continued to grow even after her death. It came up through the ground in beautiful spiraling curls, eventually creating a field of golden reeds. The shepherds cut the reeds, making them into flutes. With the flutes they sang about the woman with the golden hair who was murdered and buried there. And because they sang the truth, her murderer was brought to justice and safety was restored.



         As in all symbolic stories, a well as our nighttime dreams, every aspect of the story represents a part of us:
      • The marketplace locals represent the situations that trigger a feeling of shame. 
      • The brute is the part of us that feels rage for being shamed.
      • The hair represents our spirit, the part that can never die. Even when we have been silenced and our energy disrupted, our spirit remains untouched at our core. 
      • The appeasement represents how we barter our life force by giving away our energy to people please
      • The murder represents how we kill off our vitality when we hide and bury our shame. It also symbolizes the silencing of ourselves and the divine feminine. 
      • The absence of inquiry after the woman's disappearance represents our unconsciousness in hiding our secret shame. When we bury our shame, it becomes hidden from our consciousness and we are unaware of its existence. Therefore we do not inquire about it. 
      • The lack of inquiry about the woman's disappearance also represents the devaluing of the divine feminine. It symbolizes the diminishment and marginalization of women in a society where they are seen as expendable.  We internalize this by devaluing ourselves. 
      • The hair turning into reeds represents our transformation from one state of being to another.
      • The reeds becoming flutes represent the part of us that transforms and becomes a vehicle for expression. The reeds becoming flutes are the part of us that has a voice to speak the truth.
      • The justice represents the restoration of our balance and harmony when the shameful secret is voiced. 

      Shadow Work

           To begin to heal shame, we need to raise our energetic frequency from 20 to 200. On the Scale of Human Consciousness, 200 represents the threshold of empowerment. It is also the frequency of courage. To heal, we need to find the courage to shine a light on the hidden shame and look at it. To heal we need the courage to express what we find in the shadow.  In the shadow is what we have disowned, what we believe is unacceptable...what we have hidden in the darkness. We know it’s there because of the triggers.

           Upon finding courage to look below the surface at what is causing the triggers, we can take ourselves to even higher energetic frequencies by unconditionally loving and accepting ourselves.  On the Scale of Human Consciousness, acceptance has a frequency of 350, and love has a frequency of 500.

          You do NOT have to accept the shame, or the circumstances surrounding the shame. Simply accept YOU. You are not your shame. You are an acceptable person experiencing unacceptable shame. This is a very important distinction. By accepting YOU, even in a state of shame, you raise your energetic frequency from 20 to 350! By loving YOU, even in a state of shame, you raise your energetic frequency from 20 to 500!


      Healing Affirmations

           Here are some healing affirmations to say out loud to help you heal shame and what is in your shadow.

           Even though I am experiencing shame, I have the courage to take a deep breathe and voice what I'm ashamed about, even if only to myself.

           Even though I find my shame and the circumstances around the shame unacceptable,  I am always an acceptable person. 

           Even though I am experiencing shame, I send unconditional love to the part of me that is feeling ashamed. 



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      Wednesday, August 29, 2018

      The Spiritual Meaning of Butterfly

           "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve such beauty." ~ Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Women : Four Poems Celebrating Women

            Several years ago I watched a documentary about the endangered Monarch butterflies and the 1976 discovery of the Mexico to U.S. migration route. Monarchs will only lay their eggs on milkweed because it is the ONLY food that monarch larvae will eat. So we can help the Monarch by planting native milkweed along their migration route. Although no one knows for sure if planting milkweed actually helps the species, I felt inspired to try.

           I ordered a package of milkweed seeds online to start a milkweed patch in my backyard. But I had no idea how difficult it is to grow milkweed from seeds! Or how much patience this process would require. (You can avoid this issue by purchasing milkweed plants in the spring from a local nursery!)

           After keeping the seed packet in the fridge all winter,  I started 100 seeds indoors in the spring. But only a dozen sprouted.  I transplanted the sprouts near a butterfly bush. The flowers on the bush would provide food for any butterflies who came to lay eggs, or who were born in my garden.

           Although Monarch butterflies have chemical receptors in their antenna that can detect milkweed from miles away, none found my plants. When cold weather set in that fall, the milkweed died back and I assumed that was the end of my Monarch Butterfly Project.


      Patience Pays Off

           The next spring I was surprised to see milkweed springing up where I had planted them the year prior.

       
        I began checking the milkweed leaves for eggs.  I never saw any. But one day in late summer, there was a caterpillar!



           He must have been chomping away on those leaves for weeks, undetected. Because the very next day I saw him hanging from one end, motionless. Was he dead? I went back to the garden a few hours later and was awed to see the transformation.



        The larva, or caterpillar was now a pupa, or chrysalis. About two weeks after the caterpillar became a pupa, a butterfly emerged from the pupa. Nearly two years after watching that documentary, a Monarch began a new life among the milkweed I had started.

      The Meaning of Butterfly

           Everything unfolds in divine timing, even when it doesn't feel like it is. That's not just a euphemism. It's a belief that's been validated over and over in my life. And it's a belief that creates a free flow of energy, because it is aligned with universal truth.

           Even though it seemed like it took forever for a butterfly to lay an egg in my backyard, it was perfect timing. It was a message that an internal process every bit as awe-inspiring as the metamorphosis of the butterfly was taking place...a message I really needed at that time.

           When we go through these deep transformations, they can feel like anything but. It can feel like nothing is changing, or you're exhausted and up against a wall, or overwhelmed and over-run with high emotions.  It can feel like pretty much anything, much of which may be unexpected. And what it feels like can keep changing.

           I imagine what it must be like for that caterpillar, to be voraciously eating those milkweed leaves and find herself slowing down to a standstill...her body taken over by the metamorphosis process. And all she can do is surrender to that process. I imagine her going into the darkness of the chrysalis, and surrendering even more. Maybe she thinks she has died. Indeed, transformation does require a death. It is the death of the old and the outgrown that must take place for us to become who we are meant to be.

           I can imagine what a shock it would be to be for a caterpillar to wake up one day and discover itself completely transformed with the ability to fly. If you are going through a difficult transformational experience, I'm sure waking up one day to find yourself utterly changed and your soul soaring would be shocking as well. That change may be entirely internal, or it could be change that extends to your outer life as well.



      Symbol of Transformation

           The amazing lifecycle of a butterfly is what makes it such a powerful symbol of transformation. But the butterfly doesn't initiate the transformation, or control it. When the time is right, it just happens. She could fight it and suffer. Or she can surrender to what is happening and let her old form of being die.

          Like the monarch caterpillar, you may have been methodically living your life. And then things slow down. And you may feel confused, frightened, and wonder...what is happening to me? What is this process that is turning my life upside down?

           If a butterfly flutters into your life, into your daytime visions or nighttime dreams, a rebirth is at hand. It's a signal that you are transitioning from an old life to a new life. It's a sign that you are ascending to a higher level of awakening. It's a symbol of transformation to higher levels of consciousness and higher energy states.  And although that transition may be unpleasant at times, be assured that it's all in your highest good.



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      Thursday, August 9, 2018

      Healing Sacred Symbolism: The Meaning of Crow, Snake and Spider

           "When an animal or a symbol of that animal shows up to you in an unusual way or repeatedly, it's most definitely trying to convey a message from the spirit world to you."  ~ Steven D. Farmer, PhD., Animal Spirit Guides

           Several times a week I see a social media post from someone frightened about a dream, vision, or life experience involving an animal -- usually a crow, snake or spider. They are frightened because they think this is a bad omen. And this belief is often affirmed by others in the comments.

           These sacred animal symbols are spiritual signs that raise our energetic frequency and help us awaken to our higher self.  But when we have a fearful response, it has the opposite effect. Fear lowers our energetic frequency and blocks us from receiving the message. Let's take a look at why these symbols known as sacred to the ancients are now so frequently seen as negative.



      Disconnected from Ancient Wisdom

          For 2,000 years, humans have lived in a culture of domination. In this abusive culture, our sacred symbols were subverted to inject fear into the population. Because a population in fear is disempowered and easier to control and dominate.  It's not just animal symbols that became negative under the influence of this culture of domination. The ancient divine feminine and divine masculine symbols were also changed to demonic in nature.

          For example, Isis is an ancient Egyptian goddess symbolizing magic, fertility, motherhood, and rebirth. But the name ISIS has now been co-opted by a terrorist group. In another example, the ancients knew Medusa as the goddess of the sacred serpent. But her meaning was changed to a monster who had to be defeated by chopping her head off.

          Manufacturing fear is a form of spiritual abuse that has disconnected us from our lineage of sacred symbols that communicate wisdom through the ages. We need to reconnect to receive the messages that empower us all.

          Let's examine the three most commonly misunderstood sacred animal symbols that may appear in your nighttime dreams, your daytime visions, or in your life.



      The Meaning of Crow

           A client once requested a session with me to help her process a terrifying incident with a crow. As she got into her car in a shopping center parking lot, a crow landed on the hood of her car. Because she had a belief that crows are ominous and a "bad" sign, she became frightened. The crow flew alongside the car as she drove away, cawing loudly. He repeatedly attempted to land on her sideview mirror and flapped his wings in front of her windshield. This sent her into a panic. Rather than recognizing that crow was delivering a message, she interpreted it as an attack.

           When crow sensed she was not getting the message, he persisted by following her car. He had an important message to deliver.  And it's clear he took his mission seriously! Unfortunately this amazing experience was misinterpreted and experienced as terrifying. But perhaps that WAS the message. Crow may have been calling attention to her need to move beyond her fear of sacred animal symbolism.

           Crows are one of the most intelligent species on Earth. They are thought to be as intelligent as a 7 year old human child. A crow can recognize faces and communicate information to other crows. They even use twigs as tools!

         Fear of crows may originate in their ability to warn of danger. They will caw loudly to warn animals that a hunter is in the woods. And we may think that crow is warning us of death or danger if he appears in our dreams and visions. But crows are magical! Crow foretells of change and success coming regarding something that you have worked for. Crow caws to remind us to stay awake and aware so we can receive other signs that guide us. And crow signals us to let go of what no longer serves us.

           Shortly after my daughter got married several years ago, I was watching the videotape of the outdoor ceremony when I noticed something unusual. During the exact moments that my husband was walking our daughter down the isle toward her groom, there were three distinct crow caws, with a pause after each one. The rest of the ceremony was silent. When I heard the crow caws in the recording, my eyes filled with tears. Crow had bestowed a blessing on my daughter's wedding day.

         If crow shows up in your life or in your dreams or visions, know that a rebirth may be at hand. And whatever crow may be warning you about is something for your highest good!

      The Meaning of Snake

           Another commonly misunderstood animal symbol is snake. Humans have a natural fear of snakes. Likely even looking at the picture below may make you uneasy! We all have this self-protective instinct, because a snake can potentially kill you - if venomous. But many snakes are harmless. And a snake that appears in your dreams or visions is mystical!

           In Native American spirituality, "snake medicine" is very powerful medicine. It is the medicine that comes through initiation. The difficult circumstances of our lives are like snake bites. But through these snake bites we learn to transmute the "poison" of our challenging life circumstances. We learn this through a succession of death and rebirth cycles. In Awaken Your Greater Health I wrote, "In these cycles we let go and let die the aspects of the small self as we outgrow and shed them, just as the snake sheds its skin as it grows. Then we are reborn into greater states of health and well-being."

           The appearance of snake in your life, visions or dreams may indicate you are a person with snake medicine. According to authors Jamie Sams and David Carson in Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals, "Snake medicine people are very rare. This is heavy magic, but remember, magic is no more than a change in consciousness."

           Have you experienced a series of difficult and challenging life circumstances? These may have served as your spiritual initiation to higher levels of consciousness. And that higher level of consciousness may be required for you to fulfill your life purpose.




      The Meaning of Spider

           Another animal we humans naturally fear are spiders. Like some species of snake, some spiders can indeed kill you. Although most are poisonous, many are no more harmful to a human than an insect bite. When spider appears in your life, dreams, or visions... it is not to scare you, but to deliver a wonderful message!

           Spider symbolizes infinite creativity. Her body looks like a figure eight... the infinity symbol. Through spider we learn that creativity comes through balancing masculine and feminine, the past and the future, and the physical and spiritual. Spider is also associated with language, and the primordial letters and symbols that first formed language. Those who have spider medicine are able to weave magic with the written word.

          The spider web represents the illusion we can become caught in, the illusion of the lower self, also known as the small self, or ego. Once caught in this illusion, it can be difficult to wake up and see your way out. If spider webs appear in your dreams, visions, or in your life, spider may be drawing your attention to how you are entangled in the illusions of the material, physical world, which needs to be balanced with the spiritual world. It may be a signal to awaken your spirit and ascend to a higher level of consciousness.

           For 20 years I practiced energy healing in a basement office. One year the basement spiders seemed out of control. Each morning when I prepared my work space for the day, I'd have to clear away the new spider webs that were spun overnight. Not only were these webs forming inside the basement, but they were forming outside the basement entrance as well, blocking client access with large webs! I finally realized that spider was delivering a message. That message, along with other messages I received led to writing two books and moving my practice online, decisions that represented a quantum leap in how I work with energy.


      Healing Sacred Symbolism

           The turmoil you see in the world and in your life are a sign of the great turning.  We live in a time when the tide is beginning to turn from fear to love; from disempowered to empowered. More and more people are awakening to live from their higher self. And reclaiming our sacred symbols is part of this great awakening.

           If an animal crosses your path, or appears in your visions or dreams -- regardless if it is a cute, furry mammal or a scaly, cold-blooded reptile -- investigate the meaning. Get the book Animal Spirit Guides, or Ted Andrews' Animal Speak and look it up. Or meditate on the symbol to find your own meaning.

            Each one of us can play a role in the healing of sacred symbolism. Choose animal symbol meanings that empower you, not fearful meanings that disempower you. And share this information to enlighten those who may be frightened.  Let's spread love, light and empowerment!





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