Wednesday, December 27, 2017

What to do when you're FEELING BLUE

When you're feeling down it can be difficult to turn yourself around with good intentioned comments from people saying "This Too Shall Pass." However true this saying may be, it still doesn't help one to dissolve their sadness. Being happy is ultimately a choice, but expecting to feel joyful all the time is unrealistic. Life is a series of ups and downs, joy and sorrow; it's how much effort you put into turning yourself around that determines the degree of happiness one experiences in life.

There are many useful practices you can try to help pull you out of a depressed state of mind. Sadly there's no magic cure, but there is one key ingredient for being successful; Don't Give Up! Persistence is the key. Try, try again! And don't beat yourself up when you falter. Pick yourself up and try again. You're defeated if you give up, but not from failing.

How I turn myself around when I'm feeling blue is listening to upbeat music, watching a comedy or talking to a good friend. Make a pack with a friend or loved one that when either of you is feeling blue to play the happy memory game. How you play is taking turns reminiscing about happy memories and nothing more. Before you know it, you'll be laughing and feeling the joy these moments gave to you.

Remember no one can make you happy. Happiness comes from inside. You have to put yourself first. I know, most of us were taught putting yourself first is selfish, but the truth is it's not. How can you expect to give others what you can't give yourself? Rely on yourself to find happiness, and you'll never be let down. Putting yourself first doesn't mean being unkind to others or neglecting them. It means being true to yourself. Don't say yes when you mean no and no when you mean yes. If someone requires you to be a yes-man, then they are the one being selfish. Self-love ultimately attracts love.  

The bottom line is, do whatever brings you joy, as long as it doesn't entail hurting others. Feeling happy may be difficult at first, but the key is never to give up and don't beat yourself up when you fail. Nothing worthwhile is ever easy, but if you're persistent life's ups and downs aren't as steep.





Thursday, November 30, 2017

EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON

Many books I've read by mediums, psychics or intuitive people believe that everything that happens in our life was meant to be. This can be difficult to accept when something devastating occurs in our life like the tragic loss of a loved one, diagnosis of cancer or any other undesired experience. They believe each of these trying times gives us a perspective that can't be achieved without first-hand experience. As a result, we gain a profound insight or understanding which molds us compassionately. However, how we choose to respond to these experiences is our choice.

We can either wallow in self-pity, lash out in anger, or learn from the experience applying our new found insights positively into our life. This is where are free-will comes into play. Sure we can wallow for a moment until we fully absorb our new reality, but then we must move through it. Either this or we can choose to destroy ourselves in despair. 

Everything we experience is meant to happen regardless of our understanding of the reason why. It's believed to be an expansion of our soul which molds us into the unique beings we were meant to become. So, what I've learned is to absorb the compassion you gained and give it back to yourself. Most likely, we're dismissing our emotional needs, desires, and worthiness. We're not meant to be putting ourselves last. How can we nurture others if we can't nurture ourselves?



Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WARNING!! KEEP ENERGY UP

The second vision I receive was quite remarkable. I will never forget it. It happened one night while meditating when a quarter size area slightly above the center between my eyes started to vibrate. Focusing on my breath, I allowed this experience to occur without judgment. Then it exploded. This quarter size area abruptly opened with such force it was overwhelming.

A powerful energy was shooting out of my forehead. I could hear a loud howling sound as you would standing within a tornado. Suddenly, I found myself standing at the entrance of this tunnel. Of course, it was my conscious awareness, but it felt like my physical body. Slowly I began to move through it.

Glancing around at the walls that surrounded me, I saw a blurry movement of speeding energy. I didn't dare reach out and touch it. I could sense its powerful strength. Then without warning the tunnel end and it was silent. I felt the presence of three beings. Turning to my left, I saw an enormous shadowy figure which I instantly knew was my spiritual guide. Then glancing over to my right I saw a figure standing equal to myself which I knew was my sister Lisa. And beside her was another though I felt they were hiding their identity.

My focus shifted to what stood before me. I saw shadows of humans, animals, and creatures. These beings were aimlessly roaming around. I was informed that they were lost in a loop of despair. I knew I was being protected from absorbing their energy for they were so depressed it would have been overwhelming. These beings were deaf to the calls of loved ones, angels, and guides trying to awaken them.

Then my view abruptly shifted down. As if an astronaut suspended in outer space I saw the earth and heard telepathically "The problem starts here. Keep your energy up." And the sense faded to black. Just before this experience ended, I saw three numbers and heard the word lottery.    

Later upon sharing this experience with my husband, we laughed about the spirits failing to provide all six lottery numbers. Though the joke was on me. While catching up on some book work, I noticed lottery tickets laying on my desk and decided to check them for winnings. Well, I did win. I won the exact amount of the numbers I saw. Spirits were confirming what I saw was real.

Keep your energy up was the message. Think about it. Look out into the world. Anger and division are rampant. I believe this vision was a warning that we're heading down a destructive path. We must regroup before it's too late. Put the past behind us and look toward a better tomorrow. Only then will we fulfill our destiny.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

CONTACTING SPIRITS

I'm sure you've heard the statement "everything that exists is energy including ourselves." Well, it's just not a new-age cliche it's a scientific fact. Even our thoughts emit energy. You'll find an excellent depiction of this in the book The Field written by Lynne McTaggart. Within this book, you'll find experiments outlining how thoughts influenced the health of plant life and microorganisms. Our thoughts are very powerful affecting everything that surrounds us along with the condition of our health and life experience.

It's believed that our energy in human form is slower than the vibration of our energy while in spirit form. Aside from our physical body weighing on our energy most of us are also weighed down by fear, anger, and depression which are all lower forms of energy vibrations. If you want to connect to the higher realms of spirit we have to raise our energy. We must raise our vibration to meet theirs.

The best way to align our energy with spirit is through meditation. Quieting the mind helps us to release earthly worries and as a result, raises our vibration. Also, a busy mind distracts us and overpowers or drowns out the subtle messages of spirit.

There are many different forms of meditation other than the stereotypical, sitting quietly in the lotus position image. Being fully present in the moment is a form of meditation. A meditative state is achieved by focusing on the moment and disregarding distractions. For example, taking a stroll in the park, quietly relaxing on the porch listening to the birds or sounds of a gentle rainfall. A moving meditation is simply observing the moment with all our senses.

So if you've never tried meditating before start with a moving meditation, it'll ease you into this peaceful state of being. As time goes by you'll notice a desire to be one with the moment and eventually find yourself meditating the conventional way. Regardless of which meditation form you gravitate to you'll begin to receive intuitive messages. Most people refer to this feeling as an "aha moment" of enlightenment or knowing.

Practice regularly and be patient with yourself. It takes time to slow ourselves down breaking habits of racing around and learning to let go.