Do you have a guiding intention? A statement that you say to yourself that can pull you through anything?
Maybe it’s a theme song, a powerful image or feeling that guides your internal compass.
If so, you have a miracle in your pocket. Yay! Intention setting and a positive mindset are the most powerful tools right now.
Don’t worry if you don’t have a guiding intention yet! We can help you get there.
Just when I think my heart can’t break any more… It does.
I just heard about the mass shooting in Nova Scotia. And I broke down in tears. Again.
Since COVID-19 started, I’ve been awash in emotions. Part of being a sensitive person, and filled with empathy, is having a lot of emotions about the state of the world. I feel things very deeply. When I hear about world and local tragedies, it affects me greatly. I get overcome with grief when I hear about people passing in tragic and senseless ways. And this latest bit of news is the further breaking open of my heart.
I don’t know anyone in Nova Scotia. My heart breaks just the same. The deepest condolences to all those families. And to every family of someone who has lost someone dear to them. It’s all so much.
Maybe you’re similar? A big-hearted, feeling kind of person. You FEEL. Big emotions. For yourself and you feel the emotions of others too.
Even though it hurts so much in times like these, I want you to stay open. It’s so important to retain those beautiful, empathetic and energetic gifts. Keep reading, and I’ll tell you how to stay in that high frequency and still be energetically and emotionally safe. How to keep doing your soulful, creative work in the world even though you may be going through a lot personally and managing the energy of the collective.
Even in the darkest of days, there’s always something to be grateful for. Just a tiny bit of positivity can completely change things for you now.
Never before has the power of manifestation been greater. As you are facing this disruption, you’re also surrounded by a powerful force of loving energy that is activated by thoughts of gratitude and kindness.
Surrender. It can be massively unsettling to flow with events beyond our control.
But the energy of support has never been greater. Join us to tap into the spirit of service, solution, and connection.
I need help.
We all do. Every one of us.
To get through this time (and the ones ahead, but let’s stay present!), we need to all learn how to ask for help.
So if you have walked into a bookstore lately, you probably have seen the **awesome!! happy clap!** display of adult colouring books. Yes, that is right! Permission to colour!!
I spent many hours this summer swooning over the pages of the mandala colouring book I have. Besides being super fun, it struck me that there is so much more going on when we put pen to paper. It is the essence of creation.
Brené Brown is just friggen awesome. Every single time I watch this video I get chills. There is just no substitute for brilliance like this.
“Shame drives two big tapes: “Never good enough”; and if you can talk it out of that one, “Who do you think you are?” – Brené Brown
Shame is, as Brené says, a statement that says “I am bad”. It is different from guilt which is a break in our own moral rules, which says “I have done something bad.”
Anger. It can be liberating, like a forest fire, burning down the old and unneeded. It can also be destructive. Emptying. A laying waste to the inner landscape. In its wake, we burn ourselves out and are left putting things in order.
It is not that anger is bad, it is just that it is often counter-productive.
The object of our anger, even a righteous cause, does not change productively just because we are angry. Long-term solutions have to be based on emotions that are less volatile than anger.
Anger is, by its nature, temporary. So anything created or changed out of anger would also inherit that same volatile and temporary nature.
Letting go of anger can be accomplished. It is really as simple as slowing down your breath. When we breath slowly, we powerfully take control of our physiological state. Anger is a quick, excitable, flared up, state. We breathe shallowly, chaotically, or not at all.
Breathing slowly, in to the count of seven and out to the count of seven, this can erase anger from your system. Even if your anger increases momentarily, breathing slowly will allow it to be released safely. Keep breathing until the intensity eases.
Once the wave of anger is over, you can begin looking for solutions and possibilities that could bring lasting results. These possibilities were unavailable when you were angry, but now you can see them clearly.
Test it out. Run the experiment. Could something as simple as breathing in and out be the remedy to anger? Let me know in the comments below.
I like to tell my students that there is no push or pull in Reiki. It is divine, infinite and intelligent. You don’t need to push it it go faster, you only need to get out of the way of it.
Just like you don’t need to push a waterfall, Reiki is always there, flowing far greater, far clearer, and with greater subtlety and power than we could ever conjure up on our own. It is divinely wise and inherently egoless. No pushing or pulling required.
It strikes me that this principle works in a great many other areas of life.
So, if you find yourself going slower even though you are trying harder, ask yourself, are pushing and pulling too much? Are you allowing the divine support of the Universe in?
Or are you rigidly accepting only one avenue of support?
Are you pushing time to go faster? Cramming more and more in and getting less and less back?
Maybe it is time to allow God/Divine/the Universe (or what you call it) to help you.
Can I get an Amen?
Maybe, just maybe, the universal intelligence that lies underneath all matter has something better for you. Maybe it is all on the way to you the second you say yes to help.
It is yours.
have been lost,
will you find
what you are looking for.
maybe learning to lose
is the only way to win.
maybe all that is needed is pinky promises, dinosaurs, and aquariums.