The answer is easy, but not always what we want to hear: You’re always on the right path. Even when you’re experiencing a dark night of the soul, getting divorced, just got fired, or feel completely lost, tired and confused about what you’re supposed to be doing in life.
When you feel disconnected to your place in the world, you’ve become disconnected from yourself.
When you feel disconnected to your place in the world you start looking for answers in familiar people and places. You may search for answers externally–through your peers, social media and material objects–for clues about how you’re supposed to look, act and feel.
One day a client came to see me for an energy healing session. She didn’t want to focus on anything specific so I proceeded, as I normally do with first-time clients, to clean out her chakras.
When we got to her heart chakra I noticed how small and hard it looked. Unbeknownst to her, she had closed down her heart chakra to protect herself from other people and was feeling insecure, and vulnerable, lashing out at anyone who questioned her authority in everyday life.
The deeper I looked into her chakra, it became clear she didn’t love who she was. Any love she was able to feel was projected outward for other people, reserving little to no loving thoughts or actions for herself.
Some things are simply meant to be. They fall into place seamlessly, with little effort and set up a nice, easy chain of events.
Other times, the things that are meant to be fall into place after immense effort and struggle. In those situations, small obstacles were built into the plan, assisting you in your growth and stretching you to become the best version of yourself.
Your job is to learn how to work through the process without resistance.
To do that, you have to become hyper-aware of yourself, paying close attention to your needs and your physical, mental and emotional desires.
Use mantras to remind yourself to trust the process:
I’ve recently started trying a new thing where I’m trusting the process of my life. Everything from how much money I make to the friends I meet to the opportunities that show up are a product of my manifested effort and/or through the law of attraction (like attracts like).
As a result, totally awesome opportunities, excursions, people and places are showing up regularly. I’m have no clue what’s gonna happen next or exactly what I want and I'm learning how to get comfortable operating in the dark, unknown parts of life, patiently waiting for the next thing to show up.
It took me many years to get to a place where I trusted myself and the Universe enough to feel comfortable in this space. Somewhere inside I know it’s all good. And I’m reassured by constantly having happy, unexpected people or opportunities knocking on my door (sometimes literally).
I avoid confrontation. I try my best to eliminate vulnerable situations from my experience. In my mind, I’ve wanted to be a “blogger”–putting out useful information for others to absorb, but the idea vastly contradicts my reality. Over the past two years, I’ve probably only published 11 posts, maybe less.
This isn’t a pity party. It’s just my reality, and I’m 100% cool with the shape and direction my life is taking.
The problem is, I had specific expectations for the way I wanted my life, specifically my career, to look and feel. I looked to other–probably more successful–bloggers, friends and random internet people to provide the blueprint for my path to success because somewhere along the line I convinced myself it’s easier to look at how other people are doing it than to embrace the journey of my own adventure. I got lost trying to be someone else because I was too scared to see what would happen if I did it my way.
You chose to incarnate in this lifetime because there are lessons you’re ready to learn. You chose this body, your parents, family, friends, location all because they’d help you accomplish your goal. Your life’s purpose in some ways.
We often feel like we’re off track. We constantly fume and fret, what is my life’s purpose?! We stress and struggle to understand why we are here. Urgently seeking meaning for your unique, beautiful life.
There are certain things you know to be true on a spiritual level. These things coat and protect you in life, however, they’re invisible to the naked eye. They must be felt and your ego tries to understand them but they must be understood from a spiritual level by your higher self.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that, wherever you are in your life and whatever challenges you’re currently facing, you’re not alone. Even better, there’s probably a whole book written on the subject you’re working through.
The following is a list of books that have changed my life. You’ll find that most of them are about creativity: unlocking it, overcoming resistance around it, and exploring your own version of it.
I’m a strong believer that we’re all here on Earth to express our creativity in some way, shape or form.
If you have a dream or desire, it’s time to get started! People need what you have to offer. If you’re feeling blocked or insecure about sharing your creative ideas with others, or struggle to find time to devote to your dreams, you’re not alone. I’ve been there, too.
These books helped me during some of the most difficult and transformative periods of my life. And if you’re currently going through a rough time, remember to lighten up and not be so hard on yourself. Invite more PLAYFULNESS into your projects. Play makes all the difference.
The Law of Attraction states that if you expect great things for yourself, great things WILL show up. But if you’re looking for more,
To love and respect yourself is to honor your desires without consequence.
You want change, but are afraid to shake things up.
When it comes time to shake things up, you second guess yourself and look for any reason to stay put. Because staying put is easier in the short term. In the moment.
What you want for yourself and how much you respect yourself are two details you need to get clear about.
When you’re not sure what you want for yourself, you’re pushing your needs and desires away from you because it’s easier to tell yourself you don’t know what you want than it is to put yourself ‘out there,’ try something new and explore your passion.
Exploring your passion is difficult because your passion is your heart. It’s the sacred, seemingly fragile part of you that could die or go away forever if just one small thing goes awry. In reality, this fear of failure or judgement is the ego–or the persistent, analytic voice inside that reminds you of all the reasons why your passions are a bad idea, but more likely a life threatening idea. So you worry.
I’ve had a dream to be my own boss since I entered the bustling world of the 9-5 work week. My first “real job,” a salaried position in academic marketing, was everything I hoped for in a job–creative freedom, helping others fulfill their dreams, working with a talented mix of people I liked and respected, a regular paycheck and benefits. I was 24 and felt like I was actually doing it–succeeding like a real adults do. It was awesome…
...For about three months.
It didn’t take long until other ideas I’d had for my professional career began to resurface. Dreams of helping others who were trying to succeed just like me, having the freedom to explore different creative avenues, having the ability to set my own work hours and take a vacation without needing to ask permission or hoping I’d accrued enough hours.
My cushy desk job quickly became a daily reminder of how much more I wanted for myself.
Writer’s block. Mental stagnation. Procrastination. Stuuuuuck. The worst feelings on earth if you’re trying to get something done!
Lately I’ve been feeling super stuck without a clue how to move forward. I sit down to be productive and eventually wind myself into a rabbit hole of random procrastination efforts (the last procrastination rabbit hole landed me on a website discussing the decline of Harajuku fashion in Tokyo. Seriously? How do I find this stuff?).
So how do we get refocused and unblocked once and for all?
The most important thing is to avoid beating yourself up about it or allowing yourself to get more stressed. Creativity can be a process and needs space for ideas to form and grow. I do not recommend stepping away completely, but rather spending a small amount of time focused on the project at hand and a large chunk of time pouring your energy into another creative project. Maybe one that doesn’t require specific results or a desired outcome.
What doesn’t require specific results? I’ve got a few ideas. Check them out below:
To put it simply, energy healing is the process and practice of uncovering the REAL you – the woman who knows how to laugh, play, be messy, make mistakes and love with all her heart.
Energy work is about finally releasing those nagging fears and limiting beliefs and learning what ‘owning your power’ really means.
So much of this work is about shedding old drama that was never effectively dealt with, or processed. Over time, these old emotions can restrict your energy centers and disrupt the steady flow of life.
Life is constantly changing. As predictable and streamlined as your day may seem at times, there are always opportunities to improve your situation. No matter what circumstance you find yourself in, your feelings and emotions are a choice.
Often, we choose to feel angry or hurt in events we feel wronged by simply because those emotions operate at a lower frequency and can be easier for our ego mind to connect with.
Chakras are centers of energetic power which govern the health of your emotional, physical and psychological wellbeing.
Your external life is a reflection of the strength and balance of your chakras. When all of your chakras are balanced you will feel happy, energized, powerful, free, loved, secure and fulfilled and your body will function better physically, mentally and emotionally.
On a scale from 1-10, how relaxed do you feel? We have more distractions than ever between keeping up with work priorities, raising a family, starting passion projects and still managing to find time to keep up on the latest episode of Westworld. It’s no wonder we’re feeling anxious, disconnected and stressed out trying to manage our life. But it’s easier to slow down, get centered and be happy than you’d think. This list is to help you take easy, actionable steps toward a more stress free lifestyle.
Well, the short answer is everything has energy. From each individual cell to your thoughts and that energy puts off a vibration, or electromagnetic wave (like radio waves or heat rays from the sun) that can be sensed, felt or perceived but cannot be seen by the naked eye.*
Energy healing deals with the subtle energies of the body. Subtle energy is not measurable by devices or instruments available at this time, however humans have measured it for centuries. Some common words for subtle energy include chi or qi, prana, force, Baraka, ki, ruach, Holy Spirit, aura, orgone, and more.
Feeling in love with your life and career is everything. A couple years ago I spent my days dreaming of a career where I ran the show. Starting the day on my schedule, taking breaks when I needed to or felt like it and most importantly, not worrying about having enough vacation days to accommodate all the travels I planned.
I struggled for years, wrestling with the desire to just start something already but had no clue what to do or how to do it. Tons of self-doubt and fear put a halt to my schedule, prolonged my unhappiness long enough it slowly turned into a mild, work-related depression.
I didn’t realize it at the time, but the years I spent trying to figure out how to find happiness in my career were spent investigating natural healing techniques such as energy medicine, reiki, yoga, meditation and the healing power of crystals, which ultimately steered me straight into the work I do today!
It was inside one of the many classes I attended where an instructor led the class through a guided meditation that changed everything for me.
You know that voice in your head? The one that knows your every move and comments on each and every thought that flows through your head? That’s your ego. It would like to keep you safe. Free from fear or personal development or taking risks or doing anything you haven’t already tried, tested and deemed trustworthy.
Your ego also serves a very real purpose, like keeping you alive by reminding you you’re hungry or dehydrated or tired. But it never stops. Constant chatter. Always.
So why would you want to ignore this little voice? Or how could you, even if you wanted to?
Think back to a time when you were full of joy, felt totally connected to your daily activities and experiences with others. You were OWNING life and there was no stopping you or your unshakable drive to experience bliss.
Whether this sounds like you today, yesterday or 10 years ago, feeling good about who you are and where you’re at in your life right NOW – in this present moment – is all dictated by one thing...