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Developing your psychic / intutive abilities

It is my belief that we all have psychic abilities.  That we all are naturally intutive and have the ability to be psychic.  However similarly to playing the piano; where some will sit down and have a natural ability to play beautiful, others will have to practice and develop their ability.

Often I am asked by clients how can they develop their ability and to be honest I believe it is much simpler than we make it out to be.  However, for most, as it does with any new skill it takes dedication and time to developing it.

Being intuitive is about listening to your inner wisdom; your inner navigation system.  It is also the basis from which we grow our psychic abilities.  Being psychic is the ability to communicate with the spirit world and receive guidance from them.

However before starting with any development it is important to understand and implement the three fundamentals of:  Grounding; Protection and cleansing.   These fundamentals help give you a strong foundation from which you can grow and develop your skills.

Here is a quick overview of these fundamentals and you can find more details in separate blogs for each topic.  Each blog also has suggestions and exercises.

Grounding:  is the process of connecting and anchoring yourself to the earthly plane.  In order to bring information into existence from the “energetic / heavenly” plane we must be grounded.  It is similar to the reason electricity must be grounded – in order for the current to be distributed.  http://www.theinnersageaustralia.com/2016/03/16/grounding/

Protection:   is the safeguarding of your energy fields in order to keep their energy clear of another’s.  Just as I would not leave my door open, because anyone could walk in, so too we need to ensure our energy field is not being kept susceptible to others energy impeding our own.  http://www.theinnersageaustralia.com/2016/03/25/spiritual-basics-protection/

Cleansing:  Just us our physical body regularly needs cleansing both internally and externally to ensure we don’t get a build up of filth (externally) or toxins (internally), so too does our energetic bodies.  Cleaning ensures we clear the build up of residue which doesn’t serve our best interests.  http://www.theinnersageaustralia.com/2016/04/30/spiritual-basics-cleansing/

 

Exercises for Increasing your Intuition / Psychic abilities

MEDITATION

Meditation put simply is the act of taking time out with the aim to quiet your mind.    Meditation is the essence of mindfulness, which is described as a state of being actively in the present, observing thoughts and feelings from a distance without judgement of them.

Thus it can be considered as an act of contemplation, reflection and/or prayer where a person focuses their mind with the intention of slowing down and knowing that thoughts will rise, however choosing not to engage with these thoughts.  It is the process of being; in that exact moment in time, free of busyness and distractions, not in the past and not in future, just present moment.

I believe meditation to be one of the most important aspects to enriching your psychic abilities because it gets you out of your head and into your heart.  Our heart is where your inner wisdom; your intuition lives.  The heart is also the gateway to our higher energy centres and the portal to the spirit universe.

You’ll find some free meditation exercises on our education  site:  https://innersagisms.thinkific.com

JOURNAL

Scientific evidence indicates that when a person writes they access both aspects of their brain.  The physical act of writing accesses our analytical and rational left brain as well as engages our creative, intuitive, feeling right brain.

Journalling is a tool which assists in eliminating the chatter of our minds.  The very act of writing is a releasing process, as the individual is expressing what is going on for them, rather than keeping it locked in, which often impacts on our physical.  By writing we tend to sift and filter our thoughts, rather than let them take control of us.

By journalling we have better chance of accessing our own inner wisdom, our intuition, to do what we know and feel is right for us, rather than speak with others who govern us by their own beliefs and values.

We also begin to learn about our own inner being, knowing who you are v’s who you want to be and enabling you to close the gap, bringing you closer to your authentic self.

EXERCISE #1- Inner Alignment Journalling

Each morning before you get caught up in the flow of the day spend 20 minutes writing non stop.  Don’t think, just write and let the topic naturally emerge.  It can be about whatever comes to you in that moment and the topics can change, you just need to ensure that it is for a full 5 minutes without stopping.

There is no need to re-read or analyse what you are writing, as it is a dedicated time for you to be boundless with your thoughts,  to be YOU and allow whatever is on your mind to be freed.  It can be a list of things you need to do, it can be about an important meeting you have for the day, whatever comes to mind and to your pen.

EXERCISE #2 – Intuition Journalling

Guidance and our intuition can come in various forms.  It can be a gut feeling or innate knowing.  As you develop you may hear your spirit guides “voice” or they may send you images.  Sometimes the messages may be in a sign sent in the physical form of an insect, bird, flower, book or person.

So either during the day or before you go to bed spend 5-10 minutes listing all the incidents where you had an intuitive sense, message and/or guidance.   List when you did listen to the feeling, information or sign and you were correct.  Also list you didn’t listen to it and were you were wrong.

By acknowledging when you did or didn’t listen you are strengthen this skill as well as increasing your ability to listen and trust your intuition and psychic abilities.

GET CREATIVE

Generalising, the left and right hemispheres of our brain process information quite differently. While we have a natural affinity with one way of thinking, the two sides of our brain work are always working together.

Our left brain is our logic and analytic side. It process information sequentially and thinks in words and numbers. It tends to piece information from a detailed perspective.

Whereas the right side of our brain is where our non-verbal, intuitive and creative aspect of our brain. It process information via pictures and is big picture thinking.

In order to build our intuition “muscle” we simply need to engage that side of the brain more purposefully. Via such exercises as meditation, drawing, creative writing, visualising, knitting, playing music and painting.

Creative Brain Exercise

Set time aside this week at least three times to write or draw using your non-dominant hand for at least 15 minutes. When you use your the hand you don’t normally use to write or draw it helps you connect with your creative, intuitive and emotional side.

PREDICTION PLAY

Prediction play is one of my favourite ways to increase your psychic abilities and intuition.  Most likely because it is a chance to have fun with your skills in a safe way.  The aim of this exercise is to guess or predict a result.  For example who is calling you without looking at your phone.

The objective is not necessarily to be right, as it is an exercise to understanding when you are in your head rather than listening to your inner wisdom and/or guidance.

With any of the prediction plays the key is feeling the answer rather than thinking it.  The answers may also come via “hearing” or “seeing”.  Please be aware that you won’t see or hear as you do with your earthly senses.

This exercise helps you to differentiate and understand the nuances of how your intuition speaks with you (it differs with each person) as well as how the universe and your spirit guides can speak with you.

PP Exercises

Here are some suggestions to what you can apply this to:

  • When you have one or more elevators; predict which one is going to arrive first
  • Get three cards (of any kind), turn them over, mix them up and then feel for a specific card
  • When your phone rings, feel who is calling you
  • Guess how much a bill or invoice, which differs in amount each time, will be
  • Predict when the traffic lights will change

 

Being more in alignment with your intuition is incredibly rewarding.  It helps you to trust more in yourself and your own flow.  The ability to confidently steer your own ship and direction.

Whereas being psychic is not for the faint hearted.  The more your increase your abilities the more sensitive you become to the world around you.  Also too I have found there is a level of responsibility which comes with such abilities.  Please know you can develop these to a level which is right with you and you are able to set parameters around how your guides work for you.

Either way, enjoy the journey.

openness to receiving

Openness to receiving rather than allowing

Many healers, coaches and guides often speak about the concept of allowing things to happen, however recently during a meditation I was guided to having openness to receiving, rather than allowing myself to.  I wondered what is the difference, I mean fundamentally are they not the same thing?

Intuitively I can feel the difference between the two, logically I needed to understand what the difference is.  In looking at the definition of both words this becomes clearer as to the power of being open.

www.dictionary.com defines the word allowing as:  Allow, let, permit imply granting or conceding the right of someone to do something. Allow and permit are often interchangeable, but permit is the more positive. Allow implies complete absence of an attempt, or even an intent, to hinder.

Using the Macquarie Concise Dictionary the definition of openness as:  (a) an act or instance of making or becoming open. (b) an act or instance of beginning :commencement

The unseen forces of Spirit and Universal energy are subtle and thus they also give and receive messages in subtle ways.  This is why when you are making changes even slight ones they can have major results.

Thus when you engaged in the action of allowing, in fact you are already implying and giving a subtle indication that you have an intention to hinder.  It also gives a message that you are in control to grant you believe should be.

Recently a client of mine had been manifesting like crazy.  Via regular kinesiology balances she has raised, aligned and maintained her vibration to what she wanted to receive.  The she was being open and trusting what she wanted would happen.

And it was happening.   Things were flowing SO much that she became overwhelmed and triggered an unconscious program which sabotaged her.  Then, and very suddenly, the flow stopped.     Fundamentally she had closed herself off to having openness to receiving.

Basically openness to receiving means you let things flow and if they aren’t you remove the blocks.  This means firstly you need to know what it is that you want, so get specific.  Next surrender yourself to trust beyond any doubt then acknowledge and be grateful for what you do receive.

What often stops people from being open is an impeded flow of energy in their heart chakra and/or meridian.  As an organ our heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood through our system, thus providing oxygen and nutrients through out our physical body.  Studies have also shown that our heart emits more energy than our brain.  In fact it sends more messages to the brain than the brain does to the heart.  Thus a vital organ for many reasons.

Metaphysically the heart is considered as the Spiritual centre of the body.  It relates to love, acceptance, calm, peace, trust, forgiveness, radiate, free flowing and circulation.   When the heart energy is flowing a person has openness, is loving, they are engaging, it feels good to be around them, they are empowering and happy of others, they see the blessings and have acceptance of everything.

If the heart energy is blocked then a person can be fearful, condemning, frustrated, impatient, intolerant, distrusting, negative, dis-empowered and competitive.   They will focus on lack, complain and use negative wording.

Thus the best way to have openness to receiving is to ensure your heart energy is flowing and communicating.  Below is a process which enables you to have coherence and connection  in yourself as well as with the unseen energy and infinite energies and forces that surround you.

It is a process you can use daily to ensure you are generally open and vibrating, however you can also use it more specifically when you require additional support perhaps for making a decision, a meeting and/or for a presentation or less than easy discussion.

Be mindful that this is a process to connect in and open your heart energy.  Thus it is not a meditation.  You can do this process in five (5) minutes or you can choose to do it for fifteen (15).  Noting the more that you do mindfully d this process in the longer term the more automatic it will be that your heart energy is open and vibrating optimally.

Energetic Heart flow process

Take a deep breathe in and close your eyes, keeping them shut …. exhale.  Closing the door on the external world for the time you’ve allocated for this process.   Opening your self to be present moment of now.  Focusing on your breath, breathing in and out naturally.  Taking your breathe to any part of your body which is feeling tense and as you exhale, releasing that tension so you are free, right now to relax.

This time as you breathe in, take your breathe in deeper and hold it.  Then as you exhale, push all your breathe out, finding yourself sinking deeper into a relaxed state.

Bring the back of your hands together so that your fingers (on both hands) face towards you and bring your fingers in to touch the centre of your chest (in between your breasts at the same height as your nipples). In this area is an acupressure point known as the Sea of Tranquillity which helps to centre you and release any emotions which are being held on to.

It also supports your consciousness to know where you want your energy and attention to go to, which is from your external world to your internal one, specifically to your heart space. When we bring out consciousness to our heart space we strengthen the heart-brain connection, creating heart coherence.

The energy of our heart is love, compassion, trust, peace, appreciation, forgiveness and gratitude. So now turn your attention to see, feel or hear those things that make you happy. What, who or where lifts up your heart and makes you feel blissful?

It may be something, somewhere or someone you have recently come across, perhaps it is a memory or another time.

Now consider what, who or where makes you feel grateful or you have (or can have) appreciate of or for.

What, who or what do you love? and what is it specifically that you love?

What made you smile yesterday?  or over the last week?

Notice that as you keep thinking about things, people or places you love, make you happy and/or you are grateful for, how you start vibrating at a higher state and that you are being filled from head to toe with this vibration.

Continue to focus on all the things, people, places that make you happy.  That make you smile. Notice how you feel as you are filled with this heart energy.  Feel it emanating from you into the space around you, then filling up the room that you are sitting in.

Keep emanating this heart energy beyond the walls in which you sit.  Into the suburb in which you live, extending to the State and then Country where you are currently located.  Next radiating this energy to place in the world where it is needed most.

Knowing that as your heart energy radiates so too does your ability to attract all you desire, for you are coherent with the unseen forces and energy thus you are in the perfect vibration to be open to receive.

Now placing your hands in your lap, focus again on your breathing and be aware the noises that surround you, the furniture that you are sitting upon.  Feeling energised and aligned for your day, meeting or presentation ahead.

 

If you are, after doing this exercise, still finding yourself being blocked to openness then kinesiology may be for you.  Mention this article and you’ll receive a 10% discount.

You can schedule an appointment for kinesiology with us via: http://www.theinnersageaustralia.com/appointments/

Manifesting

Creating and manifesting by nature

Nearly every second post or article I seem to see at the moment relates to manifesting or abundance, it’s kind of like reading about goals in the ’80’s.  Which means it too has the risk of overexposure and the key message / tool being lost.

In being drawn to and reading about Celtic spirituality its occurred to me that the keys to creating what you desire is an equation which was discovered long ago and well before the topic of manifesting became popular.

Yet before we discuss the actual equation it is important to understand how your patterns contribute to what you are creating, as it is your nature – our inherent qualities – which contribute greatly to this.

Patterns are naturally found in many aspects of life; in nature, our bodies, the cosmos.   The meaning of pattern is:  a regular and intelligible form or sequence discernible in the way in which something happens or is done.

The word pattern derives from the Medieval Latin word ‘patronus’.  A word and concept made popular in the Harry Potter series and means “Protector”.  If we go further into the origin of the word we find ‘pater’ which means “one who advances the cause”.

So fundamentally your patterns are the way in which you do things to protect yourself and to advance your own needs and wants.  You will have positive patterns as well as negative ones.  The word positive derives from ‘positus’ meaning  ‘to put / to place’ and negative derivation is  ‘that which denies’.

The components of your patterns are attributes such as beliefs, values, rules, goals and their driving force.   These components are what you use to decide on what data you keep and dismiss, they are also what will determine your behaviours and actions.

To determine whether your patterns are working for or against you, pay close attention to what is going on around you.  What have you are or are you attracting into your life?  Whether positive or negative consider what is it you are commonly doing that works for you as well as doesn’t.

The ancient Celts used the formula of the Three Eyes of Kerridwen to create what they desired, in their time it was referred to magic, yet now days we call it manifestation.  The three factors are:

  1. Expectation;
  2. Desire; and
  3. Merging.

 Expectation

Your expectation is what you desire and want.  When clarifying your expectation it needs to be specific however it also needs to be succinct.  Which means you only include aspects that are important.

Desire

Desire can be likened to our intention, the drive or reason that behind what our expectation is.  The ecology of your desire is important; is it in your best interests; is it in the best interests of another and is it in the best interests of the Universe.  Your desire needs to be healthy and driven from a heart space which raises your vibration and enriches your life.

Merging

When you merge, you hand over your expectation to the Universe and be one with it.  You connect with the divine light to expand your consciousness and understand that you are boundless and that ALL is possible.

To be one with your expectation means that you have absolute trust and faith that what you want already exists and that it is on its way to you.  You allow synchronicity to happen.

When you doubt, have fears, or indecision you are sending the Universe in-congruent messages and start manifesting to match that fear, doubt and indecision.  To help raise above this use your breathe to expand your consciousness.  I was once told that Fear + Breath = Excitement, it’s a beautiful equation I use often.

The success of manifesting is dependant on how clear you are with your expectation; the intensity and richness of your desire and the congruency of your merge.

One of the main philosophies of the ancient Celts is the concept of oneness.  That when we are one with nature, and the Universe, we connect to with all that authentically are, our own divinity.   It is this connection which enables us to raise our vibration in order transform ideas into experience.

We experience oneness by just simply being….being one with the cycles of nature and allowing.

If you desire to connect more so with your oneness and to raise your energy and vibration then you may want to consider kinesiology.  To learn more about kinesiology either read our articles or visit:  www.theinnersageaustralia.com

Enhance your Psychic Reading

Tips to enhance your psychic reading

We all have psychic abilities, just as we all can play a piano ~ albeit some are better than others.  Everyone is naturally talented at something however we can also chose to develop and fine tune talents and skills.  The individual who has decided to work giving psychic readings (whether naturally or via tutelage) has a heightened sense of sight, sound, hearing, sensing and instinct.  Allowing them to be attuned to energies that are around them or their clients.

Psychic readings are tripartitie, meaning it is consists of the interaction of three energies.  Those of the psychic medium; energies of the divine world (Spirit Guides, loved ones, etc) as well as your own.  Which means that your energy can either help support or hinder the messages you receive.

An analogy of how the interaction works can be likened to the mechanics of a radio.  The psychic, like an antenna, is able to receive electromagnetic energy.  Energy passing by for the specific broadcasting station (their client) which they have tuned into receive for.  However just as the radio energy waves can be blocked or interrupted (e.g. Radio Jammer) so too can the information the psychic receives for you.

In order for you to get the best out of your psychic reading there are steps you can take.  Thus being open and not interfere or “jam” the information available for you.

  1. Be well hydrated for your reading

    Water and spiritual energy are like chocolate and milk, they compliment each other very nicely!  When you are hydrated it allows your body, and energy, to be working at an optimum level.  This support the connection, and flow of information, between you and the psychic.

    Also when your psychic is a healer, there is an element of realignment and healing which will occur for you.  The more hydrated you are, the more effective this healing energy will be.

  2. Abstain from alcohol and drugs

    Depending on how much you have drank, alcohol can stay in your system for for at least 10 hours,  thus it is best not to have any alcoholic substance for at least 24 hours prior to your reading.

    Most illicit drugs can stay in your system for up to four (4) days, with Cannabis it can be up to thirty (30) days, so to be on the safe side it is best to abstain from such substances for at least seven (7) days.

    Alcohol and drugs not only affect your mind and body it also affects your energy field.  Lowering your vibration as well as making it dark and murky.  When your energy is vibrating at a lower frequency you may be more susceptible to mischievous energies which can skew the information being received.

  3. Be present, calm and relaxed

    Give yourself enough time to arrive for your appointment so that you arrive in a calm and relaxed manner.  The worst thing you can do is walk into your session stressed and all over the place.

    Even if it means you will be five minutes late, take a few minutes to breathe, centre yourself and ground your energy.  This will allow you to be present and concentrating on the reasons you are at your session for.

  4. Have healthy skepticism and remain open

    I encourage a healthy dose skepticism, most probably because whilst I absolutely believe in what I do, I too can be somewhat sceptical.  However healthy skepticism does not mean testing your psychic nor refraining from confirming information as this creates resistance and blocks for information to be received.

    Personally I don’t like knowing information about my clients, if they begin to tell me something I politely ask them to stop so 1. they don’t influence the reading and 2. so they know the information I am receiving is from Spirit.   However at times I do require my clients to place the information for me.  The information I receive is spot on, it is just in my human form I can misplace or misinterpret the information and require my client to place it.

    Recently I had two sisters come to see me (in separate sessions), sister #1’s session was good however sister #2’s was exceptional.  What was the difference?  Sister #1 was resistant to the messages as she (perhaps unconsciously) only wanted to hear certain things.  However sister #2  was open to the information she was receiving.

    It reinforced for me that a reading is not just dependant on my abilities and preparations, it is also dependant on the openness of the client.

  5. Come prepared

    Spirit will bring forth guidance and answers as to what they know you need, however this doesn’t mean that you can’t also have questions or topics you are wanting guidance on.  Also those loved ones which want to come through, will find a way to come through, however we can also request whom we would like to speak with (noting it doesn’t always mean they will come through)

    Whilst I encourage clients to be somewhat prepared, a person can also over prepare, which means they close themselves off to the information Spirit sees as important.  Have an idea of whom you want to contact or topics/questions you would like guidance on yet also be open to what is being channelled for you.

  6. Be aware of psychic amnesia

    Psychic amnesia is when during  a psychic reading information we know is temporarily forgotten.  I’ve had many examples of clients who have been given information and said it doesn’t make sense, only for it to either later in the reading or when they get home.

    Psychic amnesia occurs when a client is too focused on who or what they want to hear; if they are fearful of what the information may reveal; the have unhealthy level of skepticism;  they are distracted or perhaps even awestruck.

  7. Understand language / terminology differences

    Words and phrases have different meanings to different people, so whilst I would never ask a client to accept something they can’t, also be aware that what meaning a word has for you may be different to what the psychic does.  If needs be ask the client to give more information.

    I have examples of where I have given a message which my client couldn’t resonate with, only for me to re-phrase it (effectively saying the same thing), for the client to understand and accept the message.

  8. Know you have free will

    We are born with free will, giving us the ability to make choices and this is extremely important when you receive information and guidance from Spirit.

    An effective psychic reading will present empowering information to you which gives you choices.  Ultimately it is up to you as to what information you accept and discard as well as to which pathway you decide is right for you.

A psychic reading can be a fun, rewarding, empowering and healing experience, which can also bring a sense of direction, focus and/or peace.  When you follow some, if not all, these tips you can only enhance that experience.

Cleansing

Spiritual Basics ~ Energy Cleansing

Just us our physical body regularly needs cleansing both internally and externally to ensure we don’t get a build up of filth (externally) or toxins (internally), so too does our energetic bodies.

Cleansing our skin is important as we removes dead skin cells, bacteria and toxins, ensuring our pores are clear to absorb beneficial things.  Internal cleansing also assists in eliminating toxins and waste product thus improving overall wellbeing, health and vitality.

Physical cleansing is an act of rejuvenation and renewal.

So as we regularly cleanse our physical body, so too must we cleanse ourselves spiritually.  Whilst we are required to invoke our protection and shield ourselves from negative energy, over time residue can build up.  This may be due to our protection not being done often enough (or not done at all), perhaps the method being used is not strong enough or possibly because of what is going on within.

Also some people, knowingly or unknowingly, like to dump their negative energy and these type of people are attracted to “light souls”.  You’ll know if they have dumped as they will walk away saying how much better they feel leaving you feeling less energised.

Spiritual cleansing is the act of purifying your energy fields and getting rid of anything that may not belong to or within it, yet too it is also done to purify your connection to your source energy.

When we fail to cleanse regularly on a spiritual level our energy can become drained and for no apparent reason we are exhausted and feel zapped.    Also we might seem out of character, cranky and short tempered or emotionally and out of control.  On the other hand we can find our connection to others and the spirit world difficult to make.

And as we cleanse ourselves spiritually, it is also important to cleanse our environment and surroundings, most importantly your home and if possible also your work space or office.

How do I cleanse?
Once again there are many methods of cleansing and it is important to use which ever best suits you.  As with protection, cleansing is best done on a regular basis and I recommend at least once a week (if not daily).

Due to our environments (e.g. air conditioning, rising levels of smog) and our way of living (i.e. hectic pace, stress) our bodies are swathed with positive ions which are destructive to us and is a prime cause of energy depletion.

Also when we expose ourselves to too many positive ions we become imbalanced (i.e. depressed, stressed, anxious) and require negative ions to balance us out.

Negative ions are commonly known “happy or the good ions” because they lift our mood, inner forces and give us a sense of well being.

They are plentiful in rainforests, the ocean, near waterfalls and on the top of mountains.   Yet too they are abundant during and after a thunder storm, so opening your windows and doors after a thunder storm is a great way to cleanse you and your home.

EXERCISES

SHOWER
When you are in the shower, stand with the intention of allowing the water, as it washes over you, to take with it any negative energy that may have attached during the day. Seeing this negativity being removed, relieving your energy field and letting it go by seeing it flow down the drain.

OCEAN SWIMMING
Swimming in the ocean is an awesome way to cleanse due to the negative ions which are abundant in the sea.  When choosing to cleanse in the sea, your intention is what is most important.

So as you either dive under the water or allow it to wash over you, mentally say to yourself words to the effect of:  “I allow my energy fields to be cleansed of any negative energy, restoring me to my own source”

SMUDGING
Find an incense that resonates with you or you can use smudging sage, take an incense stick or small amount of sage, lighting it so that it smokes (don’t allow it to burn).

Now carefully allow the smoke to waft over you, front and back, over your head and below your feel, focus on your intention that as the smoke drifts over you it is cleansing your energy fields, purifying and energising.

This is also a good method for cleansing the home, moving from room to room concentrating on smudging each corner of the room.  Yet with the main living areas (i.e. bedrooms & lounge room) burning a full incense stick.

To enhance the smudging ritual also put on a CD of instrumental music, as it in itself will help stuck energy.

 

SPACE CLEARER SPRITZERS
Some spritzers are programmed specially for clearing rooms and/or energy fields, which means they are quick and easy to use because all the “hard” work has been done for you and all you need to do is hold and spray.

I suggest these as an option when you are out and about or need a quick and easy option.

 

ROCK POOL
This is a meditative cleansing tool so it is a good one to use when you have a few moments where you won’t be disturbed.  I like this as an option due to its thoroughness and revitalising qualities.

See or sense in front of you a rock pool filled with the most beautiful crystal clear blue water, it is surrounded by a luscious green garden of ferns and palms, which overhang the pool.

You notice a path appear in front of you, which you start walking upon, it is laid with rich red stones and leads you to set of natural steps taking you to the edge of the rock pool.  Step down into the water, allowing it to wash over your, feeling yourself become like a sponge soaking the water in.

Step out of the pool and see your body twisting around, squeezing the water from your energy field.  Visualise the water streaming down the steps back to mother earth and notice that its colour is dark and murky as it is filled with the negative energy that you have picked up.

Turn around and emerge yourself back in the clear blue waters of the rock pool, repeating the process.  Allowing your energy field to fill up with these waters, then stepping out of the pool, twisting and squeezing the water along with the negative energy from your field.  Notice this time that the water, although still murky, is lighter than it was before.

Repeat the process once more.  Yet this time as you squeeze the water from you, you notice that it is now the same colour as the rock pool, a brilliant blue indicating that your energy field is clear.

Thank the rock pool for allowing you to have use of its mythical qualities.

Protection

Spiritual Basics ~ Protection

Protection ~ What is it?
In a general sense protection is the act of keeping oneself, another or something safe from being harmed or damaged.  From a spiritual perspective it is the same concept however it is more specifically the safeguarding of your energy fields in order to keep your energy clear of others energy and/or negative influences.

Energy which is not your own, particularly energy which is less than positive, can influence you causing stress, imbalance, mood swings, tiredness, lack of confidence, illness.  Such energy can actually depletes your own energy leaving you without the vitality you need for general living.

Daily we interact with EMF’s – electromagnetic fields which we can’t see.  If you think about the radio, signals are being sent and received.  They exist and we know they do when we listen to the radio, however we don’t actually see them. 

Same too with energy.  When you interact with another person there is an energy exchange.  At times that energy exchange will be a positive one, leaving you feel uplifted.  At times it will be the opposite.  

When you interact with people, or even when passing by strangers,  your energy field connects or interacts with them, this especially happens when our energy centres are “open”.  However negative energy seems to be more easily transferable, particularly to people who are resonating higher.     The “darker” energy gravitates to “light”.  

Negative energy is created via:

  • Destructive emotions (such as hate, jealousy, anger, fear)
  • Victim, pessimistic and negative attitudes
  • Hostile environments (Arguments, disagreements)
  • Controlling people or environments
  • Misuse of sex, drugs or alcohol
  • Chaos and disorder

In general you need to protect our energy field in a general sense.  It is important to keep you energy your own so you are centred and clear.  Even if you are interacting with positive people.  

However you don’t only interact with energy from the earth plane.  Depending on your beliefs there are also unseen energy forces who are positive and negative.

In the spirit plane there are light beings who assist and guide us and there are “dark” beings who are mischievous and like to cause confusion and chaos.

These are often spirits who are either not aware that they have passed over or who are not yet ready to leave the earth plane, therefore they are drawn to those with vibration with light and will therefore attach themselves to such people.

How do I invoke protection?
There are many ways to ensure you are protected and it is important for you to chose one which suits and works for you.  Likening protection to a pair of shoes, there are some that will fit better than others.

Also just like shoes, the method you use can become so comfortable it wears out.  So it is ideal to change and mix up the protection methods you are using.  The reason for this is when we regularly use a particular method we can become over familiar with it and become lax when implementing, thus loosing it’s potency.  In addition our vibration changes and thus a different protection method is required.

Protection ideally becomes a ritual which is best done in the morning before you start your day, and can easily be done in bed before your get up or in the shower.  Until it becomes a habit I recommend adding a reminder in your phone or on your mirror.

Its important to know that protection may need “reapplying” during the day (and sometimes more than once) particularly when you know you are going to interact with someone who drains your energy.

Once you become familiar with what is your energy and what belongs to another you will be able to determine quite easily how often you need to top up your protection.  If having trouble you can simply use a pendulum to assist you.

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EXERCISES

SLEEPING BAG
See (or feel) lying in front of you a deep blue sleeping bag made of fine silk thread, as you pick it up you notice how light it feels and that it changes to the appropriate colour you need for the day.

Open the bag and step into it slowly bringing it up over you, seeing it cover and hug to your body and feeling the sensation of its rich material cover your energy field.

Bring the bag up and over your head and as it does become aware that the opening has now fused keeping you and your energy safe from those you encounter during your day.

ENERGY BALL
See (or feel) in front of you a gigantic ball of bright light of colour, it may be the colours of the rainbow or perhaps a specific colour you are resonating with (preferably not white though).

Make your energy ball large enough that it encases your whole body and energy field (2cm’s around your physical).  See/feel the energy ball gently pulsating with pure energy and beckoning you towards it.

When you are ready step into the centre of the ball seeing and feeling it envelope your body and auric fields, sensing it not only putting you in a sphere of protection you also energising you inner force.

Surround the ball with a casing of crystal dust, adding an extra layer of protection for your day, and when you are ready bring your awareness back to the chair and room in which you are sitting.

GOD EVERYWHERE
Stand with your feet slightly apart and palms upright, bringing your focus to your breathing allowing yourself to relax and be in the present moment.  When you are ready, say:

“God above me, God below me, God beside me and God behind me, keep me safe and within your divine protection for the day. Namaste”

THE EGG
Close your eyes and take your focus to your solar plexus, allowing it to open slightly just enough to allow a stream of yellow light to flow, swirling around you forming an egg shaped cloud surrounding your physical and auric bodies.

Next see or feel pouring from the heavens above you a brilliant glow of pure white light, sending just the right amount to create a secondary stratum around the first egg of energy.

Now encase those two layers of energy with a shell which is made of a reflective material, perhaps hematite, gold or even a mirror which rebounds negative energy.  Sit allowing yourself to feel and see each layer at work, sensing the strength with each of them.

INVOKE THE ANGEL OF PROTECTION
Close your eyes and state out loud:

“Please Angel of Protection I need your help.  Please help me protect my energy fields, keeping my energy my own and clear of other’s energy.  Please surround me with your blessed light and help me vibrate with my own.”

REIKI SYMBOLS
For those who have undertaken Reiki II training, draw a large Sei He Ki symbol, with the intention of protection and step into it, alternatively you can draw it over yourself.

When used in conjunction with Cho Ku Rei it increases the energy and purpose of the Sei He Ki.

CRYSTALS
Crystals are a wonderful tool to protect your energy field.  Crystals hold their own energy vibration and resonate with specific purposes.

Common protection crystals:   Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Snowflake Obsidian or  Smokey Quartz

OILS
Essential or Resonate Essence oils are an easy way to protect your energy field.  I tend to use this option in conjunction with using crystals as a quick way to invoke protection.

Common protection oils:  Lavender, Frankincense, Sage, Palo Santo and Resonate Essence Protection

 

When you use any of these tools you add a mirrored or reflective layer to create and strengthen your natural level of protection to others energies.  They are particularly ideal for empaths who unknowingly take on others energies.

The added purpose of protection is to reflect less than desirable energies back to the Universe for it to transmute and transcend.

Lessons for an Empath

What is an empath?

An empath is a person who is often labelled as being highly sensitive and can be considered to be an emotional person. Rightly so due to their natural and, in most cases, unconscious ability to sense the energies of other people, places, events and situations.

So highly attuned are empaths that not only can they perceive the vibe of another person, place, event or situation they also have a “knowing” of the others motivations and intentions as well as whether the truth is being spoken.

More importantly an empath can physically experience what is happening around them thus taking on and exhibiting the energy of that.  This can include displaying traits, emotions or ailments of another person whom they have encountered.  Unknowingly doing so in order to make things easier for the other person due to their dislike of seeing others in pain or distress.

Empaths often walk the less than easy road in life, meaning they don’t tend to learn their lessons easily and repeat the same learning opportunities several times.  They tend to lack awareness of their beautiful giving trait which results in them often giving their energy to the wrong people, consequently they feel disappointed in the human kind and/or finding themselves drained of energy.

Empaths can feel overwhelmed by social events and definitely by crowds of people, so then can withdrawal to the safety of home consequently feeling lonely.

Lessons for the Empath

  • Not everyone thinks or acts like you, yet remember society needs kind people like you
  • Know your boundaries, what you are willing to and NOT to accept from others
  • Give to yourself first so your overflow, rather than your prime energy is given to others
  • Give only to those who are deserving, those who appreciate what you do for them and those who raise your vibration
  • It isn’t your job to save others, it is theirs!  You can love and support others and know the importance of them taking responsibility for themselves and their acitons.
  • Know what feelings, thoughts, actions are yours…and what is not, remembering that it is easy for you to take on others energy and display their traits.  So when you don’t feel yourself, cleanse your energy.
  • Your soul craves creative time, in whatever form that is suitable to you.  For some this is painting, drawing, writing, dancing or meditation yet it can also be how what you wear.
  • Grounding, cleansing and protection is important for you, like brushing your teeth you need to do this daily!

Awareness is the first step to making any change, next is making the decision to change and commitment to that decision.  Now start by taking modest yet consistent actions, for it is the accumulation of such modest actions that equates to major change.

 

Grounding

Spiritual Basics ~ Grounding

Grounding has both spiritual and physical benefits.  Grounding is the process of connecting yourself to the earthly plane and bonding with mother earth. Native American’s believe that mother earth is the source of all life and is a great teacher to be observed, listened to and respected. Her energy is nurturing and restoring, assisting us to bring and give life to our hopes, dreams and ideas.

Science tells us that the Earth is abundant with energy, particularly electrons, which have powerful supply of antioxidant effects.   When you connect with the ground, preferably via bare feet, you are able to absorb large amounts of these electrons. Effectively you resonate at the same vibration as the Earth.

Experiments have also proven that undertaking grounding exercises, it can alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, balance hormones and in general enhance well being.

From a spiritual perspective, just as in electrics, grounding acts as a safety switch keeping us safe from being energetically overloaded from the spiritual plane.  We are spiritual beings (who are having an earthly experience) and even though most of us are not aware of it we often receive information, guidance and inspiration from above. However if we are not grounded, none of that is able to take form nor channelled into something of structure.

Grounding also empowers your work (whether it is of a spiritual nature or not) as puts the physical and spiritual bodies into alignment. When we ground we too bring unyielding strength to our being, enabling us to take necessary action.

The act of grounding also allows us to bring our spiritual messages or divine guidance into existence so that we can communicate or create what the divine is imparting to us.

Another characteristic of grounding is that you can release (ground into mother earth) unwanted energy or negativity as well as excess energy. Mother earth works in such as way where will take that energy and transform it or utilise it.

How do you ensure your Grounded?

A good indication that you are not grounded is if you have a sensation of being “spaced out” and are uncommonly forgetful or clumsy. Also, if you are finding yourself sensitive to noise and light, it too can be an indication of being un-grounded.

It is advised that your ground yourself daily or at the very least once a week. Trust your intuition as to how often you need this. In essence grounding assists you in being more present in life, therefore if you are having difficulty in being present – ground yourself!

EXERCISES

Be Tree Like

Stand with your feet apart and your arms relaxed by your side. Feel/see the trunk of your body and your legs become the trunk of a huge tree, feel your feet become heavy “sinking” into the ground, noticing that your toes have become tree roots delving deep into the mother earth, connecting you with her.

You become aware that foliage has sprouted from the top of your head and that your arms too have become branches. You now resemble a huge oak tree or blue gum if you prefer, you are now connected with both Father Sky and Mother Earth, balanced between both.

Connect with soil

A very quick and simple way of grounding is putting your hands in earth, whether than be re-potting an indoor plant or getting outside and doing some gardening. Alternatively allow your feet to make contact with mother earth by walking bare foot on the beach or in the garden.

Observe the texture, sensations and feeling at it touches your hands or feet and allow yourself to become child like with it (i.e. not caring about being ‘dirty’;).


Be in or with nature

Another simple way to ground is finding a place in nature which you find special and allow yourself to sit and be.   A favourite aspect of this is to sit at the base of a tree with your back to the trunk.  Heighten your awareness and look around you, permit yourself to see what is not visible to the ‘naked’ eye.

One of my favourite ways to ground is to find a luscious green patch of grass and stand barefoot.  Consciously connecting with it by raising my awareness of how it feels.  Then I release into the earth any and all negative energy, thoughts, people that might be with me so I can centre myself.


Rods of Light

Find a place where you can have a few moments by yourself and sit with your feet firmly on the ground.  See or feel at your base chakra (in your pelvic region) a ball of deep red spinning slowly, sit with the energy of that ball for a moment.

Now see (or feel) two rods of red light come out from the ball and travel down to your knees, pausing briefly. Next allow the energy to continue its journey moving down your shins to your ankles, down through the bottoms of your feet to connect deep with the core of mother earth.

See two huge boulders to which the cords tie themselves, allow the cords to wrap around the bolder and tie them off. When you are ready bring yourself back to the room knowing that you are now connected strongly with this plane.


Be Heavy

Stand with your feet hip width apart & press your feet firmly onto the ground and bend your knees coming into a semi squatting position. Stay there until you stop swaying & are standing strong.

Connect directly with nature

Go outside and hold onto the leaf of a plant or tree or place your hands against the tree trunk.  Alternatively you could sit at the base of the tree.  One of my favourites is to stand or walk barefoot on grass, allowing any negative energy to dispel into the earth leaving my own energy rejuvenated and aligned.

Quick Suggestions

  • dance and/or sing
  • walk barefoot along the beach or along grass
  • eat raw chocolate, nuts and/or berries
  • write
  • laugh

“Get yourself grounded and you can navigate even the stormiest roads in peace.” ~Steve Goodier