Our hearts sustain us physiologically, pumping life-giving blood and oxygen throughout the body. Energetically, the heart has long been viewed as the place from which love flows. Now science is expanding our picture of what the heart is capable of.
According to the HeartMath Institute,
"Our research suggests the heart also is an access point to a source
of wisdom and intelligence that we can call upon to live our lives
with more balance, greater creativity and enhanced intuitive capacities.
All of these are important for increasing personal effectiveness,
improving health and relationships and achieving greater fulfillment."
As a gift to you, I'm unlocking the final clearing and activation in my chakra series,
the Heart Chakra Activation. This activation is the key to raise your vibration to the next level.
After having completed the heart chakra activation, you may activate your chakra portals on
a deeper level on subsequents round of listening by centering yourself in your heart chakra
immediately before beginning each activation.
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There is a part of you that sees everything, that is recording and storing your experience, both in your waking and sleep states and everywhere in between.
Your third eye is where you can access your subconscious, where you can tap into the collective consciousness. It's one of your points of connection with the akashic records, known in other traditions as the book of life.
Join me to clear and open up the cosmic portal of the 3rd eye through this relaxing and rejuvenating meditation.
It's week two of the Uplevel Your Energy series!
This week, I'm releasing the Root Chakra clearing and activation. This energy center, located at the base of the spine, governs our sense of security and connectedness to the earth and to our human tribe.
You can listen to these audios in order or as inspired. There's no need to worry about catching up if you haven't yet listened to the spinal column activation from last week. Just follow your instincts, which are aligned with your interests.
As always, I'd love to hear from you in the comments.
I'm very excited to be announcing the release of a series of energetic clearings and activations to the public, for free, for the first time ever.
This is a series that I recorded that addresses each of the seven primary chakras as well as the spinal column. They are guided meditations that you can listen to at your own pace, in your own space.
I'll be releasing one of these activations every week for the next two months, beginning with the spinal column today.
Here's your link to the Spinal Column Activation!
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Wishing you relief, release, and transcendence.
If you follow astrological happenings at all, you know we're in the midst of a major planetary upgrade. And if you don't, this article can shed some light on it. While we often tend to romanticize ascension-related events, they can actually bring up all sorts of sediment for us to deal with, like water in a lake that gets shaken up, bringing up the dirt for all to see.
Times of turmoil may seem like a step back, but in truth they're an accelerator on our path to wholeness. Only by seeing our issues can we give them the attention they need to be resolved. So each time an issue arises, try expressing gratitude to it for showing itself. Then look for its gifts.
While processing the many mirrors that have been held up to me lately, I revisited the Pain Body, an aspect of our shadow selves first introduced to me by Ekhart Tolle in The Power of Now (a great book). The pain body is just what it sounds like, an energetic/emotional mass that holds our pain, both individual and collective.
I revisited the pain body with the intention of sitting with whatever pain was in my system and transmuting it. But I discovered a new feature to the pain body. Air bubbles.
Air bubbles in the pain body are visual representations of places in our lives where we've been denying love to ourself or others, places where we've resisted the full expression of a high frequency emotion. All of us have resisted feeling our emotions at some point, and generally we do this for reasons of self-preservation. What's unique about entrapping loving emotions is that on its surface love is not frightening, rather the implications of loving in a particular context lead us to shut down the instinct to share our love.
Bubbles in the pain body appear to my clairvoyant eye as clear air bubbles in the midst of a dense dark fog. That makes them the exact opposite of a typical emotional block in one's energy body, which appears as a dark, dense object in the midst of a clear, radiant space.
As an energy worker, I focus my efforts on clearing those dense blocks where energy has ceased to flow, and inviting trapped emotions to be felt and released so the energy can flow freely again. With air bubbles in the pain body, the process is similar, but it effects a liberation of a love frequency that can be released into one's being, lightening the pain body and raising the vibration of the energy body.
The yin yang is a perfect representation of this facet of our emotional experience. Not only can darkness be trapped in the light, but light can also be trapped in the darkness. However, dark is not synonymous with bad. "Dark" energy blocks at their core are desires to receive love that were not realized. Light energy bubbles are desires to give love that were not granted.
By finding and liberating all of our captive emotions, we free up our energy for our higher purpose, that of being a light to others, to this planet, and to all of creation.
WHAT IS ENERGY?
What is Energy? We are all made up of Energy. Everything is energy. Every experience carries with it energy - the food we eat, the people we interact with and even just pass on the street. The emotions we feel. The emotions others feel about us. The places we go. Everything.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY BLOCKAGE?
Most of us are unaware that we are constantly being affected by the energy of all of our experiences. We gather it into our light body, the energetic layer that comprises our body and our aura. This layer acts like a spider's web, gathering up everything that passes through it. When energy of lower vibrations builds up it gets stuck, creating emotional, physical and spiritual blockages.
Over time, energy builds up and needs to be cleared out. This is basic spiritual hygiene. If you went a week without bathing you'd expect to be pretty dirty.
WHAT IS AN ENERGY HEALING?
There are many modalities of energy healing. They are processes by which energy which is of a higher, clearer vibration is infused into areas of lower density energy, causing the old energy to be elevated and/or released, allowing for cleaner, brighter energy to flow through freely.
I use a combination of reiki, remote viewing and visualization to scan and assess one's state of energetic health, and to remove and release blockages and build up. For those with normal residue, they report feeling more energetic and inspired following a healing session. For those with physical pain and/or emotional issues, results range from relief, new signs of healing to the integration of new insights related to the original condition.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS OF AN ENERGY CLEARING?
As an energy healer, I clear out people who are sensitive to energy, as well as those who are not.
Those who are sensitive notice new integrations happening, old feelings being released and the influx of new energy in their lives.
Those who are less sensitive notice outward changes in their life, and then are surprised to make the connection, when the only variable that changed was the healing.
While an energy clearing is a quick process, the change is remarkable.
Last week I shared a tool to identify and redeem your shadow, an aspect of yourself that you'd rather pretend isn't there. Today we'll explore another method for balancing and reintegrating your "undesirable" parts into your psyche.
First, some background. The theory behind this method comes from a system called RYSE, which was introduced to me by our fabulous babysitter who is also a gifted healer, Steph.
In studying IFS therapy, we can learn that we all have parts, or aspects of our personality, that possess different emotions and impulses. Just like members of any family or group environment, these parts can either work together harmoniously, or they can become polarized. When they're polarized - which becomes apparent when our behavior becomes erratic), the parts that have become polarized need to be brought back into balance.
RYSE shows us that each personality part has a polar opposite. The positive pole of a part has "desirable" qualities and the negative pole is responsible for manifesting those qualities. But, when that part becomes unbalanced, the negative pole results in a shadow aspect that can flare up and wreak havoc.
I'll walk you through a quick way to reintegrate the shadow, using last week's example of my angry part.
First, it's helpful to get a sense of who that part is. My angry aspect looked like a bitter middle aged man with a huge gut named Mario (no offense intended to anyone who might have that name, that's just what came to me!).
Then you can ask for its polar opposite to step forward. The polar opposite of angry Mario was a beautiful and powerful woman who radiated joy. I didn't get a name for her, and I didn't push it.
Next, clear and transmute both parts. There's much more to this step, and I'll be posting a chakra clearing audio soon. But for now, envision yourself surrounded by a bubble of bright white light, and intend for that light to clear each part, then intend to transmute it, releasing and transforming any trapped energy.
Then merge both parts. See them coming together inside yourself, and feel a spark of energy at your solar plexus chakra as they meet. You may also experience a current of energy running up your spine. Know that once they are fully merged the positive aspect will clear the negative aspect, so visualize more energy coming off the newly merged part and being transmuted.
Voila, you're done. Like the first shadow method I shared, you can use this method alone or in combination with the other. Whatever works for you is best.
We all have a shadow side. It's a part of us that we've worked hard to repress. So hard, in fact, that we don't even recognize it.
Ever find yourself criticizing someone you see in public, or even one of your friends? Maybe they play the victim, or have a problem with extreme jealousy, or are passive aggressive?
By now it's not news to most of us that we are triggered by others' reflections of ourselves. But knowing that and doing something about it are totally different animals.
This week my child held up a mirror to me that showed me one of my shadow sides - anger. Big anger. And when you've been triggered by a four year old you can either call yourself crazy or count your blessings and look for the lesson. I chose to look for the lesson, knowing that I could free myself.
There are lots of great resources out there for those who want to delve into the shadow, namely the awesome book Dark Side of the Light Chasers (affiliate link) by Debbie Ford. But if you're looking for a quick and dirty way to address your shadow, I'll walk you through what I did last night. It took me about half an hour.
Acknowledge your shadow. Your shadow is a part of you that's been driven underground. It can be viewed as a personality and given a name and a face. Usually its opposite aspect has been very active in us while it lies inside quietly waiting for its moment to appear. We'll delve into the shadow's opposite in part 2 of this post.
Write down your shadow's qualities. I described my shadow's traits as judgement, condemnation, hostility, rage, wanting to control others, and yelling.
For each quality, ask your shadow, "how do you serve me?" and "what can I learn from you?" These lessons are most useful when you write them down, since otherwise they might be easily forgotten or ignored.
For example, here's what I can learn from Judgement:
Discernment. True authentic power comes from having the courage to step back and assess what is an authentic yes or no for me. Then I can own them and they will be clear to others as well.
Once you've written down everything you have to learn from each of these qualities, you can set your resolutions to integrate the lessons from your shadow. My list looked like this:
I resolve to:
Reflect on my heart's position before saying yes, no or making plans
Stand in my power when making decisions
Use my voice to speak my truth
Forgive others for past actions
Validate my own worth and value
Notice when I censor myself and observe the assumptions behind it
Own and love my strength and power.
Pretty amazing stuff for a part that I'd discarded as worthless. Even your bleakest, scariest part has gifts for you. It is simply trying to let you know that all of your truth is not being expressed.
Having or acting on negative emotions isn't a failing. It's simply a mirror. Accept that mirror with grace and find the courage to look inside it. You'll find that your inner demons are actually much more beautiful than you'd ever have thought.
Most healers learn that grounding and protecting themselves is one of the first steps to take before engaging in any work with other people's energy bodies. In fact, it's the first step an empath (a person wide open to others' energy) can take when waking up in the morning and before going to sleep. If you're wondering why check out Why Ground and Protect.
Thanks to the sage advice of my own coach, I've made it a practice to ground, ascend and protect myself at the start and end of each day. I do it again before I do readings or healings. I'll share my favorite version with you here.
Grounding, Cleansing and Protecting:
Close your eyes and center yourself. Take a few deep, grounding breaths.
Bring your awareness to your root chakra, glowing red at the base of your spine. Imagine an anchor descending from your root deep into the core of the earth, wrapping itself around the core of the earth until it fits tightly.
Notice any nervous energy in your body and consciously send it down the anchor, deep into the earth, where it is lovingly accepted and transmuted into pure love energy, much like a tree converts our breath to oxygen.
Bring your awareness back to your body and visualize each of your remaining 6 major chakras. As you envision each one, intend for it to be cleaned, sending any dark or unwanted energies down your anchor into the earth. Place your awareness on your orange, yellow, green, blue and indigo and violet chakras, clearing each of them in turn.
After you clear your violet, or crown chakra (some see this as white), envision a golden crown on your head. from the center of that crown, a beam of light reaches up to the sun, connecting to the sun and magnetizing it down to your crown chakra.
The sun is a concentrated emissary of God's pure golden light. Allow that light to come down through the channel you've crated, filling your body with love. You can access that love anytime you want.
Now move to your center, your yellow solar plexus chakra, and pull the bright sun down and feel it inside you beaming outwards like an electrified globe. Encircle yourself with a large circle of pure white light, then encircle that with purple light. Purple is a high vibration healing light that allows only positive energy in and out. Picture the purple radiating out into the world.
Now take a deep breath and savor the beautiful sensations. You're good to go! Do this upon waking, before sleeping, and anytime you plan to work with healing energy.
I had no idea what Grounding and Protecting was just 2 years ago. But it's a practice that changed my life.
For those of you who are getting spiritually active and noticing the energetic impact that others have on you, it's as basic as showering and getting dressed in the morning and putting on your pajamas at night.
Before I knew how to ground and protect I was walking around like an open wound. I felt scared and anxious all the time. Being around people was often terrifying. I had no idea why. The closest diagnosis that applied was "social anxiety disorder." But that diagnosis was a symptom of something more essential to who I was - an empath.
An empath is someone who is wide open to the energies or vibes of other people that they soak them up without even noticing it. Imagine if you soaked up the anger, irritation, fear, anxiety, etc of everyone you passed on the street. You would be a wreck. And that's what most of us are before we learn how to ground and protect.
Psychics and mediums are able to pick up the information we get because we are like walking antennas for other people's energy, including their feelings, thoughts, and their personalities. Before you learn how to shut that off -- and keep your own energy front and center -- it can be truly disturbing.
Grounding connects us to the energy of the earth so that we can stay rooted even while we pick up on the myriad energies around us. Protecting seals us off from many of those energies, particularly those that might harm us.
In my next post I'll share my favorite version of this tool, Grounding, Cleansing and Protecting.