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  • 17 Sep 2018
    Are You a Victim of Circumstances or a Victim of Your Own Thinking? Your inner world has a tremendous impact on your circumstances. Your beliefs affect your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Your actions ultimately create your life. Interestingly, many of your beliefs are unfounded, and your thoughts and emotions are largely habitual. Changing any of these internal components will affect the results you experience.  Fortunately, your inner world is under your control, though making changes can be challenging. Change your mind and your life will follow: 1.Start and end your day by experiencing gratitude. It’s easy to focus on what you don’t have. Instead, spend a few minutes in the morning and before bed to list your blessings. By focusing on the positive, you’ll brighten your mood and increase the number of good things that come into your life. 2.Focus on solutions. It’s a mistake to spend your time focusing on your problems. It makes you feel terrible and hopeless. It also fails to rectify the challenge you’re facing. When something is going wrong in your life, switch into solution-finding mode. What can you do to make a positive change? You have far more options that you realize. 3.Take care of your body. One of the common causes of depression has been found to be undiagnosed heart disease. When your body is out of sorts, it skews the way you interpret the world. We are guided by our feelings, and when your health is compromised, your emotions can be misleading. 4.Stay grounded in reality. Most of us live in a fantasyland. We’re thinking about the past or speculating on the future. However, if you concentrate on living wisely and well in the present moment, the future will bring the joy you hope for. Remember that life is whizzing by 24/7. The actions you take right now determine your future. You can’t act today if your mind is elsewhere. 5.Use positive affirmations. Give yourself the gift of positive thoughts and uplifting self-talk throughout the day. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions. Positive thoughts will fill you with positive emotions. With positive thoughts, you can change your world. 6.Examine your beliefs. Make a list of the beliefs that are holding you back and then question them. Where did you get this belief? Why do you believe it’s accurate? Is there a possibility that this belief is false? How much evidence do you really have in support of this belief? 7.Track your thoughts. Set an alarm, perhaps on your smart phone, to notify you each hour. When the alarm sounds, consider how you’ve used your mind over the previous 60 minutes. What did you think about? Was your attention focused on your work, or did you worry about the cable bill? Did you use your mind to better your future? Measuring yourself each hour will help you to stay focused. It’s too easy to fall into old patterns if you only check yourself once per day. 8.Learn to meditate. Meditation has many physical and mental benefits. It can reduce stress, strengthen your health, help to strip away your erroneous beliefs, and bring you clarity and focus. Meditation is one action that can have a huge, positive effect on your life. Incorporate time for meditation into your schedule each day. Most of us believe we’re victims of our circumstances, but we’re actually victims of our own thinking. No matter how bad your situation might be, someone has started with an even worse situation and led an incredible life. Changing your inner world is the key to changing your outer world.
    198 Posted by Yolanda Moore
  • Are You a Victim of Circumstances or a Victim of Your Own Thinking? Your inner world has a tremendous impact on your circumstances. Your beliefs affect your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Your actions ultimately create your life. Interestingly, many of your beliefs are unfounded, and your thoughts and emotions are largely habitual. Changing any of these internal components will affect the results you experience.  Fortunately, your inner world is under your control, though making changes can be challenging. Change your mind and your life will follow: 1.Start and end your day by experiencing gratitude. It’s easy to focus on what you don’t have. Instead, spend a few minutes in the morning and before bed to list your blessings. By focusing on the positive, you’ll brighten your mood and increase the number of good things that come into your life. 2.Focus on solutions. It’s a mistake to spend your time focusing on your problems. It makes you feel terrible and hopeless. It also fails to rectify the challenge you’re facing. When something is going wrong in your life, switch into solution-finding mode. What can you do to make a positive change? You have far more options that you realize. 3.Take care of your body. One of the common causes of depression has been found to be undiagnosed heart disease. When your body is out of sorts, it skews the way you interpret the world. We are guided by our feelings, and when your health is compromised, your emotions can be misleading. 4.Stay grounded in reality. Most of us live in a fantasyland. We’re thinking about the past or speculating on the future. However, if you concentrate on living wisely and well in the present moment, the future will bring the joy you hope for. Remember that life is whizzing by 24/7. The actions you take right now determine your future. You can’t act today if your mind is elsewhere. 5.Use positive affirmations. Give yourself the gift of positive thoughts and uplifting self-talk throughout the day. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions. Positive thoughts will fill you with positive emotions. With positive thoughts, you can change your world. 6.Examine your beliefs. Make a list of the beliefs that are holding you back and then question them. Where did you get this belief? Why do you believe it’s accurate? Is there a possibility that this belief is false? How much evidence do you really have in support of this belief? 7.Track your thoughts. Set an alarm, perhaps on your smart phone, to notify you each hour. When the alarm sounds, consider how you’ve used your mind over the previous 60 minutes. What did you think about? Was your attention focused on your work, or did you worry about the cable bill? Did you use your mind to better your future? Measuring yourself each hour will help you to stay focused. It’s too easy to fall into old patterns if you only check yourself once per day. 8.Learn to meditate. Meditation has many physical and mental benefits. It can reduce stress, strengthen your health, help to strip away your erroneous beliefs, and bring you clarity and focus. Meditation is one action that can have a huge, positive effect on your life. Incorporate time for meditation into your schedule each day. Most of us believe we’re victims of our circumstances, but we’re actually victims of our own thinking. No matter how bad your situation might be, someone has started with an even worse situation and led an incredible life. Changing your inner world is the key to changing your outer world.
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  • 18 Mar 2018
    Do not allow your dream to get run over by life. Jump out of the fast lane take the time to determine who and what are really important. Sometimes the major stumbling block to your success are the people who surround you. If they have allowed their dreams to die, simply waiting to be buried...you and your dream may be the next casualty. Find something that resonates with your heart. Pursue your passion. Decide to master something! You have talents, abilities, skills and ideas that need you to live. It would be scandalous if you did not use your own resources to make a difference in your own life; change your community; and improve the lives of people that you care about. Explode what is possible in your own life. You and your dream deserve another chance! You have GREATNESS within you! ~Les Brown
    169 Posted by Yolanda Moore
  • Do not allow your dream to get run over by life. Jump out of the fast lane take the time to determine who and what are really important. Sometimes the major stumbling block to your success are the people who surround you. If they have allowed their dreams to die, simply waiting to be buried...you and your dream may be the next casualty. Find something that resonates with your heart. Pursue your passion. Decide to master something! You have talents, abilities, skills and ideas that need you to live. It would be scandalous if you did not use your own resources to make a difference in your own life; change your community; and improve the lives of people that you care about. Explode what is possible in your own life. You and your dream deserve another chance! You have GREATNESS within you! ~Les Brown
    Mar 18, 2018 169
  • 30 Jan 2018
    "All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. "   Swami Vivekananda "The only real valuable thing is intuition."   Albert Einstein The pineal gland is shaped like a tiny pine cone. Some say it looks like a tiny pineapple. Pineapple is one of the foods that is said to increase our intuition. This small endocrine gland produces melatonin which is a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns. Melatonin also affects seasonal (photoperiodic) functions. You are likely aware that the pineal is located near the centre of the brain between the two hemispheres. However, did you know that unlike most of the brain - research shows that this gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system? This pea-sized reddish-gray gland also called the "third eye" or "spirit eye" has long been known to ancient mystery and esoteric schools as the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. According to research it is considered to be the highest source of ethereal energy available to humans and has been considered crucial in the initiation of 'supernatural powers'. The psychic development classes I teach (under the umbrella of my Angel & Faery workshops) are closely associated with this tiny organ of psychic vision. In the days before it was dis-covered to be the eye that could see beyond space-time it was linked to superstitious beliefs and mysticism. Within the chakra system the third eye resides in the middle of our eyebrows. This is at the same level as our pineal gland which sits alone in the middle of our brain. The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the "principal seat of the soul." While I personally became aware (in this lifetime) of the pineal gland in my high school biology classes and during my early career as a registered nurse, my familiarity and primary relationship with this tiny gland is as a mystic. And, I cannot remember not being a mystic! The spirit eye is the revered tool of mystics and seers. It is considered to be the organ of supreme universal connection whose significance appears in ancient cultures throughout the world. In Ayurvedic philosophy the third eye is represented by the ajna chakra and as you may be aware in ancient Egypt the symbol of the eye of Horus mirrors the placement of the pineal gland in the profile of a human head. The third eye is linked to intuition, clarity, concentration and imagination. One of my many services at Awakening Spirit is helping my clients who wish to open or further open their third eye. Opening the third eye is of great value because the illusion of separation between self and spirit dissolves when the third eye connection is accomplished. So many 'ways of being' are connected to the third eye. These include, but certainly are not limited to, how to walk between realities, how to be awake and remain awake within the dream, and how to surpass the supposed limitations of being human. Some people describe a blocked third eye as being linked to confusion and cynicism and even jealousy and pessimism. This is due to the fact that while we see the physical world with our physical eyes our third eye sees the world as it is in spiritual truth which is as a unified whole with an unbroken connection to God/Source. Calcification of the pineal gland can occur through diets overly rich in fluoride and calcium and because of toxins in our every day products such as hormones, additives, sugars and artificial sweetners. Also it is quite likely that radiation from cell phone use (always use ear buds or put your phone on speaker) and electrical and magnetic fields may negatively impact the pineal gland. By decalcifying and activating you can re-establish your connection to your third eye. Consulting a naturopath is always a wise choice. Some people are guided by their natural health care practitioners to use supplements to support and detoxify the third eye. This list is a long one; however, it includes choices such as goji berries, raw cacao, garlic, lemon, watermelon, bananas, honey, spirulina, raw apple cider vinegar, ginseng and chlorophyll. These aid purification of the pineal gland. Some folks use essential oils to stimulate their pineal which facilitates states of spiritual awareness. I can vouch for lavender and sandalwood and others recommend parsley, pine, and frankincense among others. I have not tried sun gazing which is known to be a great source of power. Some people gaze, very gently, at the sun for just the first few minutes of sunrise and the last few minutes of sunset to boost the pineal gland. I do not do this and therefore am not an advocate of the practice. So what do I do to help people open their third eye you ask? I was trained in California many years ago by Dr. Doreen Virtue in a method that involves Angelic assistance and a clear quartz crystal. I do this for clients who ask. I also help students of metaphysics to open their third eyes at my workshops where I lead them through specific meditations I have learned from a variety of teachers including two who worked as a psychic for the police.  One of my meditations aids my students to create an inner screen that is connected to their third eye and crown and heart chakras. You can open your spirit eye with a consistent meditation practice and/or chanting. My favourite chant as a Yoga teacher is "Om" which is known as the sound of the Universe and is known to open the spirit eye. Research shows that chanting causes the tetrahedron bone in the nose to resonate and causes stimulation of the pineal gland. I have experienced a healing from meditating and chanting along with a famous Swami's tape after being bitten by what an emergency room doctor thought was a spider or snake during my travel day into a jungle in Honduras. My chanting and visualizing and meditating twice a day for 10 days allowed me to avoid surgery on my leg. My complete healing, without any medical treatment, amazed my own family doctor. Please note that I believe in both conventional and alternative medicine. My work at Awakening Spirit continuously involves my third eye because I receive messages and visions during Angel readings and healings. I have learned over many years to trust and follow my intuition which, of course, strengthens it. Sometimes I will hold a crystal in my receptive hand (the hand you do not write with) to aid me. I choose one of my crystal pals, amethyst, because it is great for creating a powerful resonant field that helps you to remain clear and centered while also opening to spiritual direction and intuitive information. You may wish to try this if you have not already! Besides amethyst, some intuitives ally with purple violet tourmaline or sodalite. You might be guided to try meditating while holding a crystal between and slightly above your brow. Our heart generates a strong electromagnetic field that permeates our entire body. When the fifth-dimensional high frequencies of love and compassion activate - this electromagnetic field is further expanded and this causes the pineal gland to begin to vibrate and activate in concert with the heart. This entrainment opens the spirit eye to even greater inspiration and inner vision. As you are aware, many breathing practices from various ancient traditions around the world such as Yoga, Qi Gong  - among many others - activate the pineal gland. As does tapping. Tapping our forehead in between our eyebrows activates the pineal gland by sending a wave right to it. This tapping practice is used in various forms of energy medicine to awaken the region of the brain bounded by the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands called the "Crystal Palace" in Daoist practices. Obviously the best thing you can do for your pineal gland is to take care of your general health. This is called self-love. Plenty of whole nutritious foods, spring water, exercise, rest, recreation, relaxation and sleep is crucial. Playtime with your inner child! It is a no-brainer that drinking alcohol and taking street drugs is not for any one interested in opening their psychic senses. It numbs/distorts them. At this point in our planet's evolution we are currently undergoing processes that according to the Sirian Council channeled by Patricia Cori "will activate your conscious creation of the magnetic light pathways that will call DNA back to its original functioning energy matrix." This is, of course, what we are doing now as we ascend. We do not need to have an in-depth knowledge or understanding of the endocrine system to 'upgrade' our spirit eye. When we do our 'shadow' work (Carl Jung) and press the mute button on our ego or move ego to the side, we are perfectly capable through meditation and prayer and conscious clear intention of reconnecting and realigning our light bodies with cosmic energies that support our Higher Self. Are you unconsciously blocking your third eye? If so, it is likely due to fear. Usually it is a fear of what we might dis-cover or a fear of failure that prevents us from fully opening our spirit eye. We must be able to tolerate failure (we learn from failure) and we also need to know that unknowns are safe. It is also necessary to realize that no one has all the answers (except Source) and that is okay! Practice. Practice. Practice is key. You are already psychic. You are born knowing. Begin meditating or keep meditating. Starting with a few minutes a day works.  Science shows that the brain changes and grows after only 11 hours of meditation. For most of us, meditation is of crucial importance in fostering our intuition and receiving divine guidance. Claim your intuition. Your spirit eye is your ultimate navigational tool for life. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca                
    298 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark. "   Swami Vivekananda "The only real valuable thing is intuition."   Albert Einstein The pineal gland is shaped like a tiny pine cone. Some say it looks like a tiny pineapple. Pineapple is one of the foods that is said to increase our intuition. This small endocrine gland produces melatonin which is a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns. Melatonin also affects seasonal (photoperiodic) functions. You are likely aware that the pineal is located near the centre of the brain between the two hemispheres. However, did you know that unlike most of the brain - research shows that this gland is not isolated from the body by the blood-brain barrier system? This pea-sized reddish-gray gland also called the "third eye" or "spirit eye" has long been known to ancient mystery and esoteric schools as the connecting link between the physical and spiritual worlds. According to research it is considered to be the highest source of ethereal energy available to humans and has been considered crucial in the initiation of 'supernatural powers'. The psychic development classes I teach (under the umbrella of my Angel & Faery workshops) are closely associated with this tiny organ of psychic vision. In the days before it was dis-covered to be the eye that could see beyond space-time it was linked to superstitious beliefs and mysticism. Within the chakra system the third eye resides in the middle of our eyebrows. This is at the same level as our pineal gland which sits alone in the middle of our brain. The famous philosopher Descartes described the pineal gland as the "principal seat of the soul." While I personally became aware (in this lifetime) of the pineal gland in my high school biology classes and during my early career as a registered nurse, my familiarity and primary relationship with this tiny gland is as a mystic. And, I cannot remember not being a mystic! The spirit eye is the revered tool of mystics and seers. It is considered to be the organ of supreme universal connection whose significance appears in ancient cultures throughout the world. In Ayurvedic philosophy the third eye is represented by the ajna chakra and as you may be aware in ancient Egypt the symbol of the eye of Horus mirrors the placement of the pineal gland in the profile of a human head. The third eye is linked to intuition, clarity, concentration and imagination. One of my many services at Awakening Spirit is helping my clients who wish to open or further open their third eye. Opening the third eye is of great value because the illusion of separation between self and spirit dissolves when the third eye connection is accomplished. So many 'ways of being' are connected to the third eye. These include, but certainly are not limited to, how to walk between realities, how to be awake and remain awake within the dream, and how to surpass the supposed limitations of being human. Some people describe a blocked third eye as being linked to confusion and cynicism and even jealousy and pessimism. This is due to the fact that while we see the physical world with our physical eyes our third eye sees the world as it is in spiritual truth which is as a unified whole with an unbroken connection to God/Source. Calcification of the pineal gland can occur through diets overly rich in fluoride and calcium and because of toxins in our every day products such as hormones, additives, sugars and artificial sweetners. Also it is quite likely that radiation from cell phone use (always use ear buds or put your phone on speaker) and electrical and magnetic fields may negatively impact the pineal gland. By decalcifying and activating you can re-establish your connection to your third eye. Consulting a naturopath is always a wise choice. Some people are guided by their natural health care practitioners to use supplements to support and detoxify the third eye. This list is a long one; however, it includes choices such as goji berries, raw cacao, garlic, lemon, watermelon, bananas, honey, spirulina, raw apple cider vinegar, ginseng and chlorophyll. These aid purification of the pineal gland. Some folks use essential oils to stimulate their pineal which facilitates states of spiritual awareness. I can vouch for lavender and sandalwood and others recommend parsley, pine, and frankincense among others. I have not tried sun gazing which is known to be a great source of power. Some people gaze, very gently, at the sun for just the first few minutes of sunrise and the last few minutes of sunset to boost the pineal gland. I do not do this and therefore am not an advocate of the practice. So what do I do to help people open their third eye you ask? I was trained in California many years ago by Dr. Doreen Virtue in a method that involves Angelic assistance and a clear quartz crystal. I do this for clients who ask. I also help students of metaphysics to open their third eyes at my workshops where I lead them through specific meditations I have learned from a variety of teachers including two who worked as a psychic for the police.  One of my meditations aids my students to create an inner screen that is connected to their third eye and crown and heart chakras. You can open your spirit eye with a consistent meditation practice and/or chanting. My favourite chant as a Yoga teacher is "Om" which is known as the sound of the Universe and is known to open the spirit eye. Research shows that chanting causes the tetrahedron bone in the nose to resonate and causes stimulation of the pineal gland. I have experienced a healing from meditating and chanting along with a famous Swami's tape after being bitten by what an emergency room doctor thought was a spider or snake during my travel day into a jungle in Honduras. My chanting and visualizing and meditating twice a day for 10 days allowed me to avoid surgery on my leg. My complete healing, without any medical treatment, amazed my own family doctor. Please note that I believe in both conventional and alternative medicine. My work at Awakening Spirit continuously involves my third eye because I receive messages and visions during Angel readings and healings. I have learned over many years to trust and follow my intuition which, of course, strengthens it. Sometimes I will hold a crystal in my receptive hand (the hand you do not write with) to aid me. I choose one of my crystal pals, amethyst, because it is great for creating a powerful resonant field that helps you to remain clear and centered while also opening to spiritual direction and intuitive information. You may wish to try this if you have not already! Besides amethyst, some intuitives ally with purple violet tourmaline or sodalite. You might be guided to try meditating while holding a crystal between and slightly above your brow. Our heart generates a strong electromagnetic field that permeates our entire body. When the fifth-dimensional high frequencies of love and compassion activate - this electromagnetic field is further expanded and this causes the pineal gland to begin to vibrate and activate in concert with the heart. This entrainment opens the spirit eye to even greater inspiration and inner vision. As you are aware, many breathing practices from various ancient traditions around the world such as Yoga, Qi Gong  - among many others - activate the pineal gland. As does tapping. Tapping our forehead in between our eyebrows activates the pineal gland by sending a wave right to it. This tapping practice is used in various forms of energy medicine to awaken the region of the brain bounded by the pineal, pituitary and hypothalamus glands called the "Crystal Palace" in Daoist practices. Obviously the best thing you can do for your pineal gland is to take care of your general health. This is called self-love. Plenty of whole nutritious foods, spring water, exercise, rest, recreation, relaxation and sleep is crucial. Playtime with your inner child! It is a no-brainer that drinking alcohol and taking street drugs is not for any one interested in opening their psychic senses. It numbs/distorts them. At this point in our planet's evolution we are currently undergoing processes that according to the Sirian Council channeled by Patricia Cori "will activate your conscious creation of the magnetic light pathways that will call DNA back to its original functioning energy matrix." This is, of course, what we are doing now as we ascend. We do not need to have an in-depth knowledge or understanding of the endocrine system to 'upgrade' our spirit eye. When we do our 'shadow' work (Carl Jung) and press the mute button on our ego or move ego to the side, we are perfectly capable through meditation and prayer and conscious clear intention of reconnecting and realigning our light bodies with cosmic energies that support our Higher Self. Are you unconsciously blocking your third eye? If so, it is likely due to fear. Usually it is a fear of what we might dis-cover or a fear of failure that prevents us from fully opening our spirit eye. We must be able to tolerate failure (we learn from failure) and we also need to know that unknowns are safe. It is also necessary to realize that no one has all the answers (except Source) and that is okay! Practice. Practice. Practice is key. You are already psychic. You are born knowing. Begin meditating or keep meditating. Starting with a few minutes a day works.  Science shows that the brain changes and grows after only 11 hours of meditation. For most of us, meditation is of crucial importance in fostering our intuition and receiving divine guidance. Claim your intuition. Your spirit eye is your ultimate navigational tool for life. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca                
    Jan 30, 2018 298
  • 23 Jan 2018
    "Each of you is discovering that the door is wide open, waiting for you to decide what to do next! Mainstream knowledge wants to perpetuate the status quo. Nothing in the universe will support that. Choose to be part of the new now, choose to show up and do your part and wake up in fifth dimension!"   Maureen J. St. Germain   We are all shifting toward fifth dimensional living. When you hear folks talking about our ascension, this is what they mean. There is a spiritual shift going on that we lightworkers understand is driving humanity upward. This is why learning to step out of patterns is so important and for many of us our breakthroughs have come about as a result of a mystical experience. Our consciousness is guiding and attracting us toward Higher Self expression. If you are in transition to 5D then you are recognizing your purpose as coming from deep within you and are experiencing a deep love for all living things. Chances are high you are having many transcendent 'happenings' that you are unable to explain with your logical mind and you may very well have experiences crop up when you least expect them that are actually clearing past life wounds. Follow your intuition and you will be led to the individuals that are best suited to help you. As you do this you are also strengthening your connection to your Higher Self. For the past decade I have been attracting clients definitely experiencing ascension - which some describe as being the dramatic physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that causes us to feel, think, and be different than we were before. Whereas in the 'old days' we thought of Ascension with reference to the Easter story about Christ and believed we had to die in order to ascend - this is not the case. We do not need to physically die in order to become enlightened. In fact, our physical death does not necessarily make us any more enlightened than we currently are - that is why I prefer to communicate with Angels rather than dead people. We take our enlightenment (or lack of it) with us when we cross over to the Other Side. You do not need to physically die to ascend; however, it may feel like a physical death due to the fact that it is the death of the ego-personality you are experiencing. Your transformation (which I have experienced) will make your 'old' self literally unrecognizable. Even to you! Just as the metamorphosis that occurs with all insects that pupate - butterflies, dragonflies and bees - this transformation changes everything yet the 'being' stays alive. Just as a baby chick pecks its way out of the egg, so too must you assist this divine and mysterious process with your own efforts. As the baby chick breaks through the shell through its own God-given agency - so too must you step into and claim your divinity as an act of will aligned with Divine Will that results in stepping into your fifth dimensional self. Every person's experience is unique. Every person's process is also unique while also being universal. Waking up to ourselves as a multidimensional divine being is initially quite confusing. Well, it was for me anyway and has been for the majority of my clients! We need to slow down our pace tremendously in order to explore the multiple versions of ourselves and the multiple realities and possibilities now available to us. As we become increasingly conscious (remember to be kind and gentle with yourself) we begin choosing to respond rather than react to those choosing to remain firmly 3D. We choose on a daily basis certain thoughts, beliefs, feelings, actions and behaviours that are based in what internationally recognized intuitive Maureen St. Germain calls "the nonpolarity energy of unconditional acceptance." As we make certain decisions, multiple realities collapse into one. As I have mentioned already, our own transformation is unique. We are awakening at our own pace and in our own way. For some of us our transformation toward becoming a fifth-dimensional being will seem radical to our family and friends and for others of us it will be very gradual and smooth. It may be of comfort to you to know that it will not move faster than you allow it to. We contribute in 5D the same way that we do in 3D - by being authentically ourselves. While in 3D most of us experience a struggle toward complete integrity, once in 5D the energy supports nothing else but integrity! While in 5D we have ethics, ethics are not really necessary due to our new elevated consciousness. We bring higher consciousness into absolutely everything that we do. This does not mean we are 'better' than folks in 3D (there is no polarity in 5D) just 'different.' Fifth dimension is not polarizing. You will also dis-cover that skills now come easily to you (such as channeling among many others) that seemed out of your reach in the third dimension. Most of us at present are moving toward and into fifth-dimensional expression when we leave 3D. However, we usually waver between fourth and fifth. We are exploring both. Often the fourth dimension doesn't feel that different from the third. Sometimes we do not recognize that we have been in fourth until we return to third! For many of us, myself included, we experience fourth dimension as a portal between third and fifth dimension. Apparently, the dimensions are nested within each other like Russian dolls. Enjoy your multidimensional travels as having fun raises your vibration and helps you move into the fifth dimension. There is no particular need to enter the fourth dimension some say. Yet, these days I am aware of slipping into fourth more consciously. The fourth dimension holds the astral plane and is a very creative zone. However, polarity still exists here. A few times I have been inadvertently 'sucked downward' by a strong vortex-feeling energy and briefly experienced the murky lower levels of fourth dimension where unsavoury entities and energies reside; however, as a child abuse survivor, I have not experienced in fourth anything as disturbing as my past childhood experiences in the third dimension. Nevertheless, I would recommend that you ask Archangel Michael to stay by your side and to take you directly to the upper levels of the fourth dimension or directly into fifth. It is always advisable to ask Archangel Michael or Archangel Metatron to be with you if you are experiencing any dark/negative emotions as these can cause you to spiral down into lower levels of fourth and you may require their assistance until you consciously choose to move up and into fifth dimension where you are immediately in a tranquil zone free of polarity. There is, naturally, a very empowered way to go from fourth to fifth dimension without requiring the help of the Angels. This way is the result of clear intention and lining up your emotional body with your physical body. This means that you must not have any conflicts between your thoughts and emotions or emotions and actions. Alignment. This is, of course, what we are aiming for; however, emotions are intense in the fourth dimension and therefore I rely heavily on Archangel Michael's help. Do you wish to experience more time in 5D? If so, do not lose yourself in your emotional experiences. Emotions are wonderful, part of your guidance system and are an important part of being human - however - they are meant to be expressed (energy-in-motion) and not held onto. When we 'awaken' we use our emotions as a bridge to higher consciousness and we do not attach to them. As you move into upper levels of fourth you will find yourself laughing a lot more and you will notice one of the sure signs that you are becoming 5D - you will observe that you no longer experience affront. You simply do not notice the insults that you were aware of in 3D not so very long ago! They do not offend you. You also no longer return sarcastic (sarcasm is thinly veiled hostility) comments when insulted. Returning insults and being affronted is 3D. So, how can we really know when we are 5D? We are loving, kind, compassionate, funny, irreverent, joyful and peaceful. We can have values/standards and be firm but we are patient, kind and non-violent. Ascension symptoms are varied and some have few and some have many. We are unique. New 'codes' are being downloaded and activated within us as we accept more light into our wounds and as we let go, more and more, of the 'old' self that served us well in the past but must give way to the 'new.' We have different needs, different desires, different sleep patterns, choose different foods, new forms of exercise. We are attracted to new people and new experiences and new places. Our tastes and desires change and we consciously employ the Law of Attraction to bring Heaven to Earth. In other words, we become a living ascended master. We are on the journey to becoming our own Guru. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca  
    445 Posted by Monica Hemstock
  • "Each of you is discovering that the door is wide open, waiting for you to decide what to do next! Mainstream knowledge wants to perpetuate the status quo. Nothing in the universe will support that. Choose to be part of the new now, choose to show up and do your part and wake up in fifth dimension!"   Maureen J. St. Germain   We are all shifting toward fifth dimensional living. When you hear folks talking about our ascension, this is what they mean. There is a spiritual shift going on that we lightworkers understand is driving humanity upward. This is why learning to step out of patterns is so important and for many of us our breakthroughs have come about as a result of a mystical experience. Our consciousness is guiding and attracting us toward Higher Self expression. If you are in transition to 5D then you are recognizing your purpose as coming from deep within you and are experiencing a deep love for all living things. Chances are high you are having many transcendent 'happenings' that you are unable to explain with your logical mind and you may very well have experiences crop up when you least expect them that are actually clearing past life wounds. Follow your intuition and you will be led to the individuals that are best suited to help you. As you do this you are also strengthening your connection to your Higher Self. For the past decade I have been attracting clients definitely experiencing ascension - which some describe as being the dramatic physical, emotional, and spiritual transformation that causes us to feel, think, and be different than we were before. Whereas in the 'old days' we thought of Ascension with reference to the Easter story about Christ and believed we had to die in order to ascend - this is not the case. We do not need to physically die in order to become enlightened. In fact, our physical death does not necessarily make us any more enlightened than we currently are - that is why I prefer to communicate with Angels rather than dead people. We take our enlightenment (or lack of it) with us when we cross over to the Other Side. You do not need to physically die to ascend; however, it may feel like a physical death due to the fact that it is the death of the ego-personality you are experiencing. Your transformation (which I have experienced) will make your 'old' self literally unrecognizable. Even to you! Just as the metamorphosis that occurs with all insects that pupate - butterflies, dragonflies and bees - this transformation changes everything yet the 'being' stays alive. Just as a baby chick pecks its way out of the egg, so too must you assist this divine and mysterious process with your own efforts. As the baby chick breaks through the shell through its own God-given agency - so too must you step into and claim your divinity as an act of will aligned with Divine Will that results in stepping into your fifth dimensional self. Every person's experience is unique. Every person's process is also unique while also being universal. Waking up to ourselves as a multidimensional divine being is initially quite confusing. Well, it was for me anyway and has been for the majority of my clients! We need to slow down our pace tremendously in order to explore the multiple versions of ourselves and the multiple realities and possibilities now available to us. As we become increasingly conscious (remember to be kind and gentle with yourself) we begin choosing to respond rather than react to those choosing to remain firmly 3D. We choose on a daily basis certain thoughts, beliefs, feelings, actions and behaviours that are based in what internationally recognized intuitive Maureen St. Germain calls "the nonpolarity energy of unconditional acceptance." As we make certain decisions, multiple realities collapse into one. As I have mentioned already, our own transformation is unique. We are awakening at our own pace and in our own way. For some of us our transformation toward becoming a fifth-dimensional being will seem radical to our family and friends and for others of us it will be very gradual and smooth. It may be of comfort to you to know that it will not move faster than you allow it to. We contribute in 5D the same way that we do in 3D - by being authentically ourselves. While in 3D most of us experience a struggle toward complete integrity, once in 5D the energy supports nothing else but integrity! While in 5D we have ethics, ethics are not really necessary due to our new elevated consciousness. We bring higher consciousness into absolutely everything that we do. This does not mean we are 'better' than folks in 3D (there is no polarity in 5D) just 'different.' Fifth dimension is not polarizing. You will also dis-cover that skills now come easily to you (such as channeling among many others) that seemed out of your reach in the third dimension. Most of us at present are moving toward and into fifth-dimensional expression when we leave 3D. However, we usually waver between fourth and fifth. We are exploring both. Often the fourth dimension doesn't feel that different from the third. Sometimes we do not recognize that we have been in fourth until we return to third! For many of us, myself included, we experience fourth dimension as a portal between third and fifth dimension. Apparently, the dimensions are nested within each other like Russian dolls. Enjoy your multidimensional travels as having fun raises your vibration and helps you move into the fifth dimension. There is no particular need to enter the fourth dimension some say. Yet, these days I am aware of slipping into fourth more consciously. The fourth dimension holds the astral plane and is a very creative zone. However, polarity still exists here. A few times I have been inadvertently 'sucked downward' by a strong vortex-feeling energy and briefly experienced the murky lower levels of fourth dimension where unsavoury entities and energies reside; however, as a child abuse survivor, I have not experienced in fourth anything as disturbing as my past childhood experiences in the third dimension. Nevertheless, I would recommend that you ask Archangel Michael to stay by your side and to take you directly to the upper levels of the fourth dimension or directly into fifth. It is always advisable to ask Archangel Michael or Archangel Metatron to be with you if you are experiencing any dark/negative emotions as these can cause you to spiral down into lower levels of fourth and you may require their assistance until you consciously choose to move up and into fifth dimension where you are immediately in a tranquil zone free of polarity. There is, naturally, a very empowered way to go from fourth to fifth dimension without requiring the help of the Angels. This way is the result of clear intention and lining up your emotional body with your physical body. This means that you must not have any conflicts between your thoughts and emotions or emotions and actions. Alignment. This is, of course, what we are aiming for; however, emotions are intense in the fourth dimension and therefore I rely heavily on Archangel Michael's help. Do you wish to experience more time in 5D? If so, do not lose yourself in your emotional experiences. Emotions are wonderful, part of your guidance system and are an important part of being human - however - they are meant to be expressed (energy-in-motion) and not held onto. When we 'awaken' we use our emotions as a bridge to higher consciousness and we do not attach to them. As you move into upper levels of fourth you will find yourself laughing a lot more and you will notice one of the sure signs that you are becoming 5D - you will observe that you no longer experience affront. You simply do not notice the insults that you were aware of in 3D not so very long ago! They do not offend you. You also no longer return sarcastic (sarcasm is thinly veiled hostility) comments when insulted. Returning insults and being affronted is 3D. So, how can we really know when we are 5D? We are loving, kind, compassionate, funny, irreverent, joyful and peaceful. We can have values/standards and be firm but we are patient, kind and non-violent. Ascension symptoms are varied and some have few and some have many. We are unique. New 'codes' are being downloaded and activated within us as we accept more light into our wounds and as we let go, more and more, of the 'old' self that served us well in the past but must give way to the 'new.' We have different needs, different desires, different sleep patterns, choose different foods, new forms of exercise. We are attracted to new people and new experiences and new places. Our tastes and desires change and we consciously employ the Law of Attraction to bring Heaven to Earth. In other words, we become a living ascended master. We are on the journey to becoming our own Guru. Love & Light,   Monica   www.awakeningspirit.ca  
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    "The wound is where the light enters."   Rumi "You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."   C.S. Lewis "We cannot have someone else's spiritual experience. We must have our own."   Kyle Gray   I have been helping my clients heal with the Angels for over a decade. I channel Angels because I was 'called' to this work when an Angel landed in my room and woke me up at 3 a.m. on November 15, 2005. It sounded like a flock of birds and when I woke up and looked in the corner there was a very, very tall human-looking man dressed in a white robe with massive wings folded up and on his back. I could sense the texture of those wings. I was called by name. A person who has heard the call is a lightworker. A person who chooses to respond to the call is often known as a light warrior. A light warrior, I believe, is about being completely oneself. Being authentic. A light warrior is a person of integrity who aligns with the highest vibrations and practices working with the Law of Attraction for the highest good of everyone around them. The divine Law of Attraction concerns the quality of our consciousness. It concerns the conscious or unconscious energy we put out into the world. Like attracts like. It is the operational cause and effect situation that is inextricably interconnected with the Law of Free Will God/Source gave us to create our lives. For example, if we are mean-spirited, cold-hearted, self-serving and jealous of others then what we are expressing outward into the world will be severely out of alignment with divine Truth and divine Love - in other words - unenlightened. This results in an energy vibration that holds a very slow, low, dense and heavy frequency. I practice Angel Medicine with my clients having trained in California in 2006 with Dr. Doreen Virtue and being certified by her as an Angel Therapist(R). Doreen taught us mediumship, channeling, healing with Angels, psychic reading and scanning among other topics. Having seen spirits since the age of four I was more than ready when the Angels asked me to open Awakening Spirit and gave me that name for my practice. Although Doreen now only works with the ascended master, Jesus, I continue to work with a variety of ascended masters including Jesus, Moses, Solomon, Buddha, Krishna, Serapis Bey, Sanat Kumara, Saint Padre Pio, Merlin, Lugh, Isis, Ganesh and many others as well as working with the elemental realm. Over the past decade I have channeled over eighty divinities for my clients and myself. However, I work most closely with 15 Archangels.  The Archangels are the supervisors of the Angelic realm and have numerous specialties. I practice Angel Medicine with my clients to gently help them to become aware that they are responsible for absolutely everything that happens in their lives and to assist them to ask for and allow divine correction from the Angels. The Angels, who only see our Higher Selves, encourage us to do our utmost best to think, speak and act in alignment with the truth of who we are. We are divine beings. That is why Awakening Spirit's motto is "True Self is a Divine Being." When we 'awaken' to the fact that we are divine, we behave divinely. I practice numerous forms of Angel Medicine as guided by the Archangels that I work with on a daily basis. Although new Angels are being created all the time because Angels are God's thoughts of Love and God is All Love, I work with the 15 traditional Archangels that you are likely to be familiar with. Through my intuition which I have been developing for the greater part of my life I receive from the Angels the divine guidance regarding how to proceed with each client as no two people are alike and no two Angel sessions are identical. I am guided by the Angels and powered by the Angels as to the medicine (divine correction) needed within Divine Timing, Divine Order and Divine Will. Before a client is on my doorstep or connects with me on Skype I have been given some heads-up information from the Angels to help me serve the client. This information is given to me on a need-to-know basis. I am not given any information on a client that the Angels know will cancel an appointment at the last minute. The celestial Angels will always respect an individual's privacy and since they have the overview they will only prepare me for those clients who are willing to listen to divine guidance. It is also worth mentioning that as a psychic-medium I do not walk around 'reading' people on the street! Not only would that be an invasion of privacy and unethical but it is of no interest to me to do that nor would it be a wise use of my time and energy. There is not really the language to fully convey what I do because I do nothing alone. I 'tap into' and connect the energy of my Higher Self (who has a name) with the energy of the Archangels and the result might be described as Archangel Alchemy or Celestial Alchemy. I make myself a pure channel for Angels which requires living a consistently disciplined lifestyle in order to keep these channels clean and clear. The Angels perform the miracles (a miracle is a change in perception). All miracles are through me, not by me. So, before I give you some examples of Angel Medicine working for my clients - there are a few basic things that you need to know about Angels as there are a number of misconceptions regarding celestial Angels. They are not human. When they appear to us with their wings and halos they are beautiful and human-like. However, they are not human. They have no ego. And, they do not even see yours! They do not have the restrictions of time and space that our third dimension has and therefore they can be with all of us simultaneously so do not be afraid that you are pulling them away from someone who needs them more. You do not have to wait for an emergency to invoke them. Do not wait for a fire - call them at the first sign of smoke! Angels also do not wish to be worshipped. All praise goes to the Creator. God's Will is their will. Angels will help anyone who asks them and is willing to receive their help. Due to the Law of Free Will they cannot help you without your permission. Angels are non-denominational and help people of any or no religion or spiritual beliefs. God's Love is unconditional. It is not a reward for good behavior. The only time an Angel can swoop in and rescue you without your permission is if your life is threatened before it is 'your time.' Looking back on my life to date, I have been saved by Angels many times in miraculous ways - but those stories are for down-the-road. My belief is that I was saved so that I could help my future clients fulfill their spiritual potential and live their best lives. I would now like to tell you about a few of the Archangels and how they work with me in my practice. I wanted to write about each of the fifteen; however, I do not think that it would be a service to either of us to sit that long at the computer! We need fresh air and exercise. Angel messages come in on the molecules of oxygen when we breathe - the Angels told me. So, I will endeavor to share with you a few stories from my 11 years or so working with Angel Medicine. By the way, although the Angels do not wish to be worshipped, they do love it when you say thank you. We are each given our guardian Angels before birth. We each have one to three. Our Angel/s never leave our side and know us better than anyone. I was issued 3 Archangels as guardians. Michael, Raziel and Jeremiel. Because these Archangels are my guardian Angels they are at all of my sessions. Angels do not really have a gender. However, they often appear as either a man or a woman and that is because they have energies that we experience as being masculine or feminine. However, they are androgynous. Archangel Michael's name means "He who is like God." Most of you likely know about Archangel Michael as he leads and protects us lightworkers. Michael's aura is royal purple and He heals fear, nervousness and clears energy. Archangel Mike (as I lovingly call him!) is so handsome that women, of all ages, swoon when they see him! When he first appeared to me in his full Angelic robes - I must say his looks were distractingly beautiful. He frequently carries a sword which he uses to release us from the trap of fear. His energy is fiery and when I call him in for my clients they often notice the heat in the room. Some of them see his flashes of electric-blue/purple light. I see them every day. Archangel Michael's specialties are too numerous to detail here; however, I invoke Michael at every session and it is usually to cut etheric cords binding my clients to negative situations and people or to perform a psychic vacuuming or a spirit-releasement or encourage them to dis-cover their courage. Every client of mine has experienced Michael's energy and been the beneficiary of Mike's loving, warrior-like energy. When we ask Michael to be our body guard - we truly need no other. Archangel Raphael's name means "He Who Heals." Raphael's aura is emerald green. He is the top healing Angel and therefore is at every session of mine. Those who receive help from Raphael heal rapidly. However, because Angels cannot interfere with a person's free will - if an ailing individual refuses spiritual treatment, it cannot be forced. Raphael works with me during my in-person readings and healings and also my distant readings and healings. You are likely aware that Raphael and Michael often work together to exorcise negative energies and escort them away to the Light.  In The Testament of Solomon we have the description of how Raphael bought the magical ring to King Solomon, inscribed with the six-pointed star. Solomon used the ring and its symbol to subdue demons. Therefore, part of Raphael's healing work involves spirit-releasement and space clearing.  So-called "demons" are merely extensions of torment and fear - negative energy that has grown and grown. The opposite of love that has grown and grown. I personally do not believe in demons. Therefore I never encounter any. However, I have helped many people who do believe in demons to work with the Angels, particularly Archangels Michael and Raphael to dispel this dark energy from people and places. It actually is one of my specialties. The Angels with their love & light are easily able to escort dark energies away. When I perform a distant house-clearing with the Angels my clients have told me: "The chaos subsided after light flashed across the room and then everything became still, quiet and peaceful." And so it is. Do not believe the Hollywood-hype about demons. It makes for a very financially lucrative horror story but everything is just energy. Archangel Raziel's name means "Secrets of God." His aura can sometimes be rainbow-striped like Reiki energy or sometimes it is golden. Raziel heals spiritual and psychic blocks and helps us to understand the spiritual laws. He is like a Divine wizard. Invoke him to help you to open up your own psychic abilities so that you can see, hear, feel or know your Angelic guidance. Raziel also helps you to understand the principles of manifestation, sacred geometry, quantum physics and all manner of high-level information. His messages are profound because he holds the Divine secrets of the Universe. His energy is very loving but also very subtle. Most people need to invoke him over a period of time before they are able to sense his energy. I invoked Raziel to help my client, Ray, (not his real name) over ten years ago. Ray was an only child of parents who had only told him part of a mystery about their encounter with a UFO. They died before telling Ray the 'whole' story. Ray felt that they had left him in a kind of intellectual limbo and came to me to see if the Angels could solve this mystery for him. Archangel Raziel filled in the pieces of the puzzle for Ray during one of his sessions with me. Although I channeled what Raziel was giving to me, a good part of the time I did not know what I was talking about - so - imagine my surprise when Ray did understand! Ray's insatiable curiosity had been satisfied. He felt peaceful. Later on down the road, I received a manila envelope in the mail and Ray had sent me drawings of this UFO and explained the physics and metaphysics behind Raziel's information and what he already knew. I still have it and haven't looked at it for these past ten years. Who knows  - I might now understand it! At our last appointment Ray gifted me with a small figurine of an elfin female warrior. That is how he saw me. It sits on my altar. Archangel Uriel's name means "God is Light." Uriel's aura is yellow. Uriel assists us with joy, energy and problem-solving. I experience his energy as like that of a loving, wise and very powerful grandfather. He has a reputation as being one of the wisest of the Archangels. Uriel has an affinity with weather, having warned Noah of the impending flood. He will help us all with natural disasters. Seven years ago one of my regular clients, Amber, (name changed) was getting married. The ceremony was to be held outdoors at a location and time known for rainy-cold weather. Amber really wished for a day that was not cold and had no rain. Amber asked if I could deliver to her a day like that? I said, "I can't, but Archangel Uriel can and I will give Uriel your request well in advance of the special day!" I reminded Uriel of all that this lovely young woman had gone through and asked him if he would please provide her with a beautiful day for her wedding. Uriel did. The day was so unusually warm and rain-free for that place and time of year that it was even mentioned on the national news because every other city and town in a wide area had a deluge of rain. No surprise to me, of course. Archangel Ariel's name means "Lioness of God." I work with Ariel often and sometimes see her in her lioness form walking down my hallway. I love animals and Ariel is an advocate for and helps animals - especially wildlife. One of my clients, Shelby, (not her real name) a very gifted artist, (I am fortunate to have a number of artists as clients) came to the Angels with a self-diagnosis of deep depression. Shelby, like all my clients, is a very sensitive person. One of her grown-up kids would not forgive her for what he perceived as her inadequacies. Her son's lack of forgiveness was resulting in his mother's feelings of sadness and anger turned inward. Depression is anger turned inward. Archangel Michael cut Shelby's etheric cords to her son and the situation between them and filled them both with light after a psychic vacuuming of both. (The son's Soul gave permission). Shelby's eyes immediately brightened. Archangel Ariel then joined us and guided Shelby to explore her passion for animals and where it could take her both professionally and personally. Today, Shelby is not depressed. Her physical ailments have disappeared and Shelby now runs a sanctuary for wildlife. It is a bit like Noah's Ark in that Shelby has some animals that are under threat of extinction. She is saving them for us all and our children and grandchildren. Archangel Azrael's name means "Whom God helps." Some refer to Azrael as the Angel of Death. Azrael is the Angel that helps us to the Other Side when we are finished with our physical vehicle. Azrael has told me that what my Spirit Guide, Josephine, told me about death is true. It is "like removing a pair of very tight shoes that you have outgrown." Besides helping the so-called "dead" cross over and helping loved ones with their grief,  Azrael also helps those of us undergoing metamorphosis. Sometimes this feels like a death even though it is actually the death of the 'old' in your life to make way for the 'new.' I have undergone more than one transformation in this current lifetime and so Azrael has helped me with these and Azrael also helps me with mediumship. Azrael's aura is white. As a psychic-medium I work with Azrael to console people recovering from the death of a loved one. There is no grief like the grief experienced after the death of a loved one. However, there is some comfort in knowing that a loved one is safely in Heaven and receiving a message that could only come from them. This is what occurred with my client Maggie (not her real name) who came to ask about her best friend, Bernadette (not her real name). Bernadette had been killed suddenly in an accident and everyone who knew her was in shock. She was still a very young woman (in her 30s). I never promise that I can connect with a departed loved one, although so far, when asked, I have been able to. Sometimes I do this through a relay system with the Angels and other times I use the method of inviting the person into my heart chakra. A few times the Angels have told me to try again 3-6 months later when a person who has died traumatically or unexpectedly is being "cocooned" for awhile in order that they are gently oriented to Heaven. Anyway, Archangel Azrael connected me with Bernadette, a truly lovely Soul. Bernadette shared stories from her childhood friendship with Maggie. Most of these stories centered around their adventures in the woods in a cabin in their youth. The only person who knew Bernadette's animal totem was the fox was Maggie and Bernadette told her to go back to the cabin and explained a ritual for her to do that would demonstrate to Maggie that they are connected forever! Naturally, Maggie burst into tears and let them flow freely. She laughed and cried simultaneously. Tears have a natural opiate in them that is soothing. When Maggie left Awakening Spirit, she knew that while Bernadette's body was no longer alive, Bernadette, as her true self is. As you are likely aware - mediumship is not for the purpose of entertainment - it is not a frivolous event. Archangel Haniel's name means "Glory of God." Haniel's aura is pale lilac and her related crystal is moonstone. Haniel helps us to recover the lost secrets of ancient natural healing remedies and re-awakens our abilities to heal that we employed in our past lives. Haniel helps us to harness the moon's energies in potions, powders and crystals. Haniel helps us to understand our sensitivity and intuition. One of my clients, Lola, (name changed) came to the Angels even though she was very fearful of being judged. She told me that she was so scared that she almost didn't come out of the car when she came to Angel Cottage. In Lola's past she had been drugged and then initiated into a dark cult which had destroyed her self-esteem and her self-confidence. Lola had shown tremendous courage to eventually extricate herself and turn her life around. However, she was still carrying around feelings of guilt and shame. Archangel Michael, upon my request and Lola's, did all the usual Angel treatments necessary to help ease these burdens of the past. Then, I clairvoyantly 'saw' a vision of a little girl out under the moon in a little white dress - she was putting crystals under the moonlight to cleanse them and fill them with moonlight! I asked Lola if this meant anything to her? Lola lit up! As a child she was fascinated with crystals and stones and was drawn to the moon and to be out at night dancing under the stars. I described to Lola that the Angels were indicating to me that Lola resonates to the archetype of the Moon Goddess and has strong psychic powers and natural healing capacities to work with crystals. Haniel joined us to assist Lola to reconnect with that little girl within and now Lola is aware of herself as a crystal healer helping others on the path to wellness. Archangel Gabriel's name means "Messenger of God." Gabriel's aura is copper. Gabriel helps us to speak our truth and also helps with motherhood issues as well as many other specialties. Gabriel helped my client Jake (not his name) begin to speak and live his truth. Jake came to me for a long period of time a decade or so ago, as he made his transformation with the help of the Angelic realm. Jake's life was complicated. He was looking after elderly parents who were "set in their ways." He had an ex-wife who appeared to be making unreasonable demands on his time and his financial situation. He had a judgmental sibling who did not approve of him or his job and he was forever trying to get attention and love from that sibling without success. He also had a teenage child who was very needy from Jake's perspective and although he was very protective of his child - he felt stifled as to the possibility of living his own life with all these complicated factors and being surrounded by chaos on a daily basis at home and work. Jake needed a great deal of help, a lot of Angel Medicine, and he asked for it and received it. I worked with Jake for the longest period that I have worked with any one client. He was a loving, gentle and sensitive person with a lot of psychic abilities but was very afraid to speak his truth and upset the apple cart - so to speak. I facilitated Angel Medicine for Jake and every member of his family. Archangel Michael helped Jake dis-cover his courage and the end result of our work together with numerous Archangels and many ascended masters? Jake became Crystal (not her name).The last appointment was with Crystal decked out in a new wardrobe. Crystal has a new and loving relationship with everyone in her life now and thanks to Jake's courage and commitment to his own truth and with faith in Source and the Angelic medicine Crystal is now happily engaged making a difference in the lives of many others. These are just a few of the many examples I could give you; however, I hope I have helped you to understand that the Angels are happy to help us with anything that would give us peace. Angel medicine is definitely not a substitute for conventional medicine. Always consult your doctor or health provider with your medical concerns. Angels work with and through them. As a retired registered nurse I have great respect for our Western medicine; nevertheless, I am also aware that people across the world have personally testified to the power of their Angels for their experiences of overcoming their medically diagnosed terminal conditions. Miracles happen every day. Seeing is believing, however, believing is also seeing. I wish for you that this blog has given you some knowledge that you can employ in your own life as you continue or begin your work and play with the Angels. We have everything within us that we need and all we need do is to raise our vibrations and continue to open ourselves up to the fact that we are unlimited spiritual beings experiencing a human existence. All you ever need do is say, "Angels, help!" and they will flock to your side. Create a relationship with them. We are never, ever, alone. Love & Light,   Monica    www.awakeningspirit.ca                        
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  • "The wound is where the light enters."   Rumi "You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body."   C.S. Lewis "We cannot have someone else's spiritual experience. We must have our own."   Kyle Gray   I have been helping my clients heal with the Angels for over a decade. I channel Angels because I was 'called' to this work when an Angel landed in my room and woke me up at 3 a.m. on November 15, 2005. It sounded like a flock of birds and when I woke up and looked in the corner there was a very, very tall human-looking man dressed in a white robe with massive wings folded up and on his back. I could sense the texture of those wings. I was called by name. A person who has heard the call is a lightworker. A person who chooses to respond to the call is often known as a light warrior. A light warrior, I believe, is about being completely oneself. Being authentic. A light warrior is a person of integrity who aligns with the highest vibrations and practices working with the Law of Attraction for the highest good of everyone around them. The divine Law of Attraction concerns the quality of our consciousness. It concerns the conscious or unconscious energy we put out into the world. Like attracts like. It is the operational cause and effect situation that is inextricably interconnected with the Law of Free Will God/Source gave us to create our lives. For example, if we are mean-spirited, cold-hearted, self-serving and jealous of others then what we are expressing outward into the world will be severely out of alignment with divine Truth and divine Love - in other words - unenlightened. This results in an energy vibration that holds a very slow, low, dense and heavy frequency. I practice Angel Medicine with my clients having trained in California in 2006 with Dr. Doreen Virtue and being certified by her as an Angel Therapist(R). Doreen taught us mediumship, channeling, healing with Angels, psychic reading and scanning among other topics. Having seen spirits since the age of four I was more than ready when the Angels asked me to open Awakening Spirit and gave me that name for my practice. Although Doreen now only works with the ascended master, Jesus, I continue to work with a variety of ascended masters including Jesus, Moses, Solomon, Buddha, Krishna, Serapis Bey, Sanat Kumara, Saint Padre Pio, Merlin, Lugh, Isis, Ganesh and many others as well as working with the elemental realm. Over the past decade I have channeled over eighty divinities for my clients and myself. However, I work most closely with 15 Archangels.  The Archangels are the supervisors of the Angelic realm and have numerous specialties. I practice Angel Medicine with my clients to gently help them to become aware that they are responsible for absolutely everything that happens in their lives and to assist them to ask for and allow divine correction from the Angels. The Angels, who only see our Higher Selves, encourage us to do our utmost best to think, speak and act in alignment with the truth of who we are. We are divine beings. That is why Awakening Spirit's motto is "True Self is a Divine Being." When we 'awaken' to the fact that we are divine, we behave divinely. I practice numerous forms of Angel Medicine as guided by the Archangels that I work with on a daily basis. Although new Angels are being created all the time because Angels are God's thoughts of Love and God is All Love, I work with the 15 traditional Archangels that you are likely to be familiar with. Through my intuition which I have been developing for the greater part of my life I receive from the Angels the divine guidance regarding how to proceed with each client as no two people are alike and no two Angel sessions are identical. I am guided by the Angels and powered by the Angels as to the medicine (divine correction) needed within Divine Timing, Divine Order and Divine Will. Before a client is on my doorstep or connects with me on Skype I have been given some heads-up information from the Angels to help me serve the client. This information is given to me on a need-to-know basis. I am not given any information on a client that the Angels know will cancel an appointment at the last minute. The celestial Angels will always respect an individual's privacy and since they have the overview they will only prepare me for those clients who are willing to listen to divine guidance. It is also worth mentioning that as a psychic-medium I do not walk around 'reading' people on the street! Not only would that be an invasion of privacy and unethical but it is of no interest to me to do that nor would it be a wise use of my time and energy. There is not really the language to fully convey what I do because I do nothing alone. I 'tap into' and connect the energy of my Higher Self (who has a name) with the energy of the Archangels and the result might be described as Archangel Alchemy or Celestial Alchemy. I make myself a pure channel for Angels which requires living a consistently disciplined lifestyle in order to keep these channels clean and clear. The Angels perform the miracles (a miracle is a change in perception). All miracles are through me, not by me. So, before I give you some examples of Angel Medicine working for my clients - there are a few basic things that you need to know about Angels as there are a number of misconceptions regarding celestial Angels. They are not human. When they appear to us with their wings and halos they are beautiful and human-like. However, they are not human. They have no ego. And, they do not even see yours! They do not have the restrictions of time and space that our third dimension has and therefore they can be with all of us simultaneously so do not be afraid that you are pulling them away from someone who needs them more. You do not have to wait for an emergency to invoke them. Do not wait for a fire - call them at the first sign of smoke! Angels also do not wish to be worshipped. All praise goes to the Creator. God's Will is their will. Angels will help anyone who asks them and is willing to receive their help. Due to the Law of Free Will they cannot help you without your permission. Angels are non-denominational and help people of any or no religion or spiritual beliefs. God's Love is unconditional. It is not a reward for good behavior. The only time an Angel can swoop in and rescue you without your permission is if your life is threatened before it is 'your time.' Looking back on my life to date, I have been saved by Angels many times in miraculous ways - but those stories are for down-the-road. My belief is that I was saved so that I could help my future clients fulfill their spiritual potential and live their best lives. I would now like to tell you about a few of the Archangels and how they work with me in my practice. I wanted to write about each of the fifteen; however, I do not think that it would be a service to either of us to sit that long at the computer! We need fresh air and exercise. Angel messages come in on the molecules of oxygen when we breathe - the Angels told me. So, I will endeavor to share with you a few stories from my 11 years or so working with Angel Medicine. By the way, although the Angels do not wish to be worshipped, they do love it when you say thank you. We are each given our guardian Angels before birth. We each have one to three. Our Angel/s never leave our side and know us better than anyone. I was issued 3 Archangels as guardians. Michael, Raziel and Jeremiel. Because these Archangels are my guardian Angels they are at all of my sessions. Angels do not really have a gender. However, they often appear as either a man or a woman and that is because they have energies that we experience as being masculine or feminine. However, they are androgynous. Archangel Michael's name means "He who is like God." Most of you likely know about Archangel Michael as he leads and protects us lightworkers. Michael's aura is royal purple and He heals fear, nervousness and clears energy. Archangel Mike (as I lovingly call him!) is so handsome that women, of all ages, swoon when they see him! When he first appeared to me in his full Angelic robes - I must say his looks were distractingly beautiful. He frequently carries a sword which he uses to release us from the trap of fear. His energy is fiery and when I call him in for my clients they often notice the heat in the room. Some of them see his flashes of electric-blue/purple light. I see them every day. Archangel Michael's specialties are too numerous to detail here; however, I invoke Michael at every session and it is usually to cut etheric cords binding my clients to negative situations and people or to perform a psychic vacuuming or a spirit-releasement or encourage them to dis-cover their courage. Every client of mine has experienced Michael's energy and been the beneficiary of Mike's loving, warrior-like energy. When we ask Michael to be our body guard - we truly need no other. Archangel Raphael's name means "He Who Heals." Raphael's aura is emerald green. He is the top healing Angel and therefore is at every session of mine. Those who receive help from Raphael heal rapidly. However, because Angels cannot interfere with a person's free will - if an ailing individual refuses spiritual treatment, it cannot be forced. Raphael works with me during my in-person readings and healings and also my distant readings and healings. You are likely aware that Raphael and Michael often work together to exorcise negative energies and escort them away to the Light.  In The Testament of Solomon we have the description of how Raphael bought the magical ring to King Solomon, inscribed with the six-pointed star. Solomon used the ring and its symbol to subdue demons. Therefore, part of Raphael's healing work involves spirit-releasement and space clearing.  So-called "demons" are merely extensions of torment and fear - negative energy that has grown and grown. The opposite of love that has grown and grown. I personally do not believe in demons. Therefore I never encounter any. However, I have helped many people who do believe in demons to work with the Angels, particularly Archangels Michael and Raphael to dispel this dark energy from people and places. It actually is one of my specialties. The Angels with their love & light are easily able to escort dark energies away. When I perform a distant house-clearing with the Angels my clients have told me: "The chaos subsided after light flashed across the room and then everything became still, quiet and peaceful." And so it is. Do not believe the Hollywood-hype about demons. It makes for a very financially lucrative horror story but everything is just energy. Archangel Raziel's name means "Secrets of God." His aura can sometimes be rainbow-striped like Reiki energy or sometimes it is golden. Raziel heals spiritual and psychic blocks and helps us to understand the spiritual laws. He is like a Divine wizard. Invoke him to help you to open up your own psychic abilities so that you can see, hear, feel or know your Angelic guidance. Raziel also helps you to understand the principles of manifestation, sacred geometry, quantum physics and all manner of high-level information. His messages are profound because he holds the Divine secrets of the Universe. His energy is very loving but also very subtle. Most people need to invoke him over a period of time before they are able to sense his energy. I invoked Raziel to help my client, Ray, (not his real name) over ten years ago. Ray was an only child of parents who had only told him part of a mystery about their encounter with a UFO. They died before telling Ray the 'whole' story. Ray felt that they had left him in a kind of intellectual limbo and came to me to see if the Angels could solve this mystery for him. Archangel Raziel filled in the pieces of the puzzle for Ray during one of his sessions with me. Although I channeled what Raziel was giving to me, a good part of the time I did not know what I was talking about - so - imagine my surprise when Ray did understand! Ray's insatiable curiosity had been satisfied. He felt peaceful. Later on down the road, I received a manila envelope in the mail and Ray had sent me drawings of this UFO and explained the physics and metaphysics behind Raziel's information and what he already knew. I still have it and haven't looked at it for these past ten years. Who knows  - I might now understand it! At our last appointment Ray gifted me with a small figurine of an elfin female warrior. That is how he saw me. It sits on my altar. Archangel Uriel's name means "God is Light." Uriel's aura is yellow. Uriel assists us with joy, energy and problem-solving. I experience his energy as like that of a loving, wise and very powerful grandfather. He has a reputation as being one of the wisest of the Archangels. Uriel has an affinity with weather, having warned Noah of the impending flood. He will help us all with natural disasters. Seven years ago one of my regular clients, Amber, (name changed) was getting married. The ceremony was to be held outdoors at a location and time known for rainy-cold weather. Amber really wished for a day that was not cold and had no rain. Amber asked if I could deliver to her a day like that? I said, "I can't, but Archangel Uriel can and I will give Uriel your request well in advance of the special day!" I reminded Uriel of all that this lovely young woman had gone through and asked him if he would please provide her with a beautiful day for her wedding. Uriel did. The day was so unusually warm and rain-free for that place and time of year that it was even mentioned on the national news because every other city and town in a wide area had a deluge of rain. No surprise to me, of course. Archangel Ariel's name means "Lioness of God." I work with Ariel often and sometimes see her in her lioness form walking down my hallway. I love animals and Ariel is an advocate for and helps animals - especially wildlife. One of my clients, Shelby, (not her real name) a very gifted artist, (I am fortunate to have a number of artists as clients) came to the Angels with a self-diagnosis of deep depression. Shelby, like all my clients, is a very sensitive person. One of her grown-up kids would not forgive her for what he perceived as her inadequacies. Her son's lack of forgiveness was resulting in his mother's feelings of sadness and anger turned inward. Depression is anger turned inward. Archangel Michael cut Shelby's etheric cords to her son and the situation between them and filled them both with light after a psychic vacuuming of both. (The son's Soul gave permission). Shelby's eyes immediately brightened. Archangel Ariel then joined us and guided Shelby to explore her passion for animals and where it could take her both professionally and personally. Today, Shelby is not depressed. Her physical ailments have disappeared and Shelby now runs a sanctuary for wildlife. It is a bit like Noah's Ark in that Shelby has some animals that are under threat of extinction. She is saving them for us all and our children and grandchildren. Archangel Azrael's name means "Whom God helps." Some refer to Azrael as the Angel of Death. Azrael is the Angel that helps us to the Other Side when we are finished with our physical vehicle. Azrael has told me that what my Spirit Guide, Josephine, told me about death is true. It is "like removing a pair of very tight shoes that you have outgrown." Besides helping the so-called "dead" cross over and helping loved ones with their grief,  Azrael also helps those of us undergoing metamorphosis. Sometimes this feels like a death even though it is actually the death of the 'old' in your life to make way for the 'new.' I have undergone more than one transformation in this current lifetime and so Azrael has helped me with these and Azrael also helps me with mediumship. Azrael's aura is white. As a psychic-medium I work with Azrael to console people recovering from the death of a loved one. There is no grief like the grief experienced after the death of a loved one. However, there is some comfort in knowing that a loved one is safely in Heaven and receiving a message that could only come from them. This is what occurred with my client Maggie (not her real name) who came to ask about her best friend, Bernadette (not her real name). Bernadette had been killed suddenly in an accident and everyone who knew her was in shock. She was still a very young woman (in her 30s). I never promise that I can connect with a departed loved one, although so far, when asked, I have been able to. Sometimes I do this through a relay system with the Angels and other times I use the method of inviting the person into my heart chakra. A few times the Angels have told me to try again 3-6 months later when a person who has died traumatically or unexpectedly is being "cocooned" for awhile in order that they are gently oriented to Heaven. Anyway, Archangel Azrael connected me with Bernadette, a truly lovely Soul. Bernadette shared stories from her childhood friendship with Maggie. Most of these stories centered around their adventures in the woods in a cabin in their youth. The only person who knew Bernadette's animal totem was the fox was Maggie and Bernadette told her to go back to the cabin and explained a ritual for her to do that would demonstrate to Maggie that they are connected forever! Naturally, Maggie burst into tears and let them flow freely. She laughed and cried simultaneously. Tears have a natural opiate in them that is soothing. When Maggie left Awakening Spirit, she knew that while Bernadette's body was no longer alive, Bernadette, as her true self is. As you are likely aware - mediumship is not for the purpose of entertainment - it is not a frivolous event. Archangel Haniel's name means "Glory of God." Haniel's aura is pale lilac and her related crystal is moonstone. Haniel helps us to recover the lost secrets of ancient natural healing remedies and re-awakens our abilities to heal that we employed in our past lives. Haniel helps us to harness the moon's energies in potions, powders and crystals. Haniel helps us to understand our sensitivity and intuition. One of my clients, Lola, (name changed) came to the Angels even though she was very fearful of being judged. She told me that she was so scared that she almost didn't come out of the car when she came to Angel Cottage. In Lola's past she had been drugged and then initiated into a dark cult which had destroyed her self-esteem and her self-confidence. Lola had shown tremendous courage to eventually extricate herself and turn her life around. However, she was still carrying around feelings of guilt and shame. Archangel Michael, upon my request and Lola's, did all the usual Angel treatments necessary to help ease these burdens of the past. Then, I clairvoyantly 'saw' a vision of a little girl out under the moon in a little white dress - she was putting crystals under the moonlight to cleanse them and fill them with moonlight! I asked Lola if this meant anything to her? Lola lit up! As a child she was fascinated with crystals and stones and was drawn to the moon and to be out at night dancing under the stars. I described to Lola that the Angels were indicating to me that Lola resonates to the archetype of the Moon Goddess and has strong psychic powers and natural healing capacities to work with crystals. Haniel joined us to assist Lola to reconnect with that little girl within and now Lola is aware of herself as a crystal healer helping others on the path to wellness. Archangel Gabriel's name means "Messenger of God." Gabriel's aura is copper. Gabriel helps us to speak our truth and also helps with motherhood issues as well as many other specialties. Gabriel helped my client Jake (not his name) begin to speak and live his truth. Jake came to me for a long period of time a decade or so ago, as he made his transformation with the help of the Angelic realm. Jake's life was complicated. He was looking after elderly parents who were "set in their ways." He had an ex-wife who appeared to be making unreasonable demands on his time and his financial situation. He had a judgmental sibling who did not approve of him or his job and he was forever trying to get attention and love from that sibling without success. He also had a teenage child who was very needy from Jake's perspective and although he was very protective of his child - he felt stifled as to the possibility of living his own life with all these complicated factors and being surrounded by chaos on a daily basis at home and work. Jake needed a great deal of help, a lot of Angel Medicine, and he asked for it and received it. I worked with Jake for the longest period that I have worked with any one client. He was a loving, gentle and sensitive person with a lot of psychic abilities but was very afraid to speak his truth and upset the apple cart - so to speak. I facilitated Angel Medicine for Jake and every member of his family. Archangel Michael helped Jake dis-cover his courage and the end result of our work together with numerous Archangels and many ascended masters? Jake became Crystal (not her name).The last appointment was with Crystal decked out in a new wardrobe. Crystal has a new and loving relationship with everyone in her life now and thanks to Jake's courage and commitment to his own truth and with faith in Source and the Angelic medicine Crystal is now happily engaged making a difference in the lives of many others. These are just a few of the many examples I could give you; however, I hope I have helped you to understand that the Angels are happy to help us with anything that would give us peace. Angel medicine is definitely not a substitute for conventional medicine. Always consult your doctor or health provider with your medical concerns. Angels work with and through them. As a retired registered nurse I have great respect for our Western medicine; nevertheless, I am also aware that people across the world have personally testified to the power of their Angels for their experiences of overcoming their medically diagnosed terminal conditions. Miracles happen every day. Seeing is believing, however, believing is also seeing. I wish for you that this blog has given you some knowledge that you can employ in your own life as you continue or begin your work and play with the Angels. We have everything within us that we need and all we need do is to raise our vibrations and continue to open ourselves up to the fact that we are unlimited spiritual beings experiencing a human existence. All you ever need do is say, "Angels, help!" and they will flock to your side. Create a relationship with them. We are never, ever, alone. Love & Light,   Monica    www.awakeningspirit.ca                        
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  • 18 Dec 2017
    5 Simple Self-Care Practices You Can Implement Now! Between work, home, and social responsibilities, do you often feel that all your time is spent taking care of others? Neglecting self-care is easy in a busy world, but the consequences can be serious. Adding self-care practices to your daily routine can greatly strengthen your health and well-being. Plus, experts share that the happiest and most successful people regularly focus on self-care!Try these simple self-care strategies today:1. Block out time for self-care in your schedule. It’s not enough to occasionally stop your busy lifestyle and take a walk or indulge in a hot bath. Self-care is an ongoing process. Just as you reserve time in your schedule for other appointments, set aside time to take care of yourself, too. It’s important to adopt self-care habits that you can enjoy on a regular basis. They’ll help you avoid burnout, increase your productivity, and allow you to enjoy life.2. Enjoy your favorite hobby. Whether you love to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen or paint pictures of sunsets, your favorite hobbies can be part of self-care. Hobbies and activities that you already enjoy are easy to select and put into practice. You just have to find room in your schedule to do them. This is an important step and shows your commitment to self-care.3. Make note of the compliments you receive. You can enjoy this self-care practice even as you work or run errands! Start taking notes of thecompliments you receive. You can keep them in a journal, diary, or online folder. Your compliment folder can also include emails, notes, thank you cards, and other things that make you smile.This self-care practice can help you fight negative thoughts. Compliments can serve as reminders that you matter, your existence is important, and someone appreciates you.4. Remove clutter. Whether you decide to declutter your closet or clean out the fridge, removing clutter will uplift you. Clutter can drain you physically and mentally. It can also make you unhappy as you try to move through your day. Eliminate the things that no longer serve you. For example, if you’re keeping clothes in your closet that you hate each time you open the door, replace them with clothes that you love.5. Do one selfish act. Living selfishly all day isn’t recommended, but doing one selfish act that makes you happy can do wonders. You can enjoy just that one thing without feeling guilty about it! If you struggle with self-care, it’s often because you spend all of your energy and time taking care of others. There’s nothing left in your well for yourself. By taking the time to do one selfish act, such as reading your favorite book or ignoring a boring phone call, you’ll be restoring your own importance.Self-care often takes a backseat to work, family, and other obligations. However, without stopping to take care of your mind and body, you’re at risk of burning out and suffering from serious health issues. Start making time for your self-care practices today!
    579 Posted by Yolanda Moore
  • 5 Simple Self-Care Practices You Can Implement Now! Between work, home, and social responsibilities, do you often feel that all your time is spent taking care of others? Neglecting self-care is easy in a busy world, but the consequences can be serious. Adding self-care practices to your daily routine can greatly strengthen your health and well-being. Plus, experts share that the happiest and most successful people regularly focus on self-care!Try these simple self-care strategies today:1. Block out time for self-care in your schedule. It’s not enough to occasionally stop your busy lifestyle and take a walk or indulge in a hot bath. Self-care is an ongoing process. Just as you reserve time in your schedule for other appointments, set aside time to take care of yourself, too. It’s important to adopt self-care habits that you can enjoy on a regular basis. They’ll help you avoid burnout, increase your productivity, and allow you to enjoy life.2. Enjoy your favorite hobby. Whether you love to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen or paint pictures of sunsets, your favorite hobbies can be part of self-care. Hobbies and activities that you already enjoy are easy to select and put into practice. You just have to find room in your schedule to do them. This is an important step and shows your commitment to self-care.3. Make note of the compliments you receive. You can enjoy this self-care practice even as you work or run errands! Start taking notes of thecompliments you receive. You can keep them in a journal, diary, or online folder. Your compliment folder can also include emails, notes, thank you cards, and other things that make you smile.This self-care practice can help you fight negative thoughts. Compliments can serve as reminders that you matter, your existence is important, and someone appreciates you.4. Remove clutter. Whether you decide to declutter your closet or clean out the fridge, removing clutter will uplift you. Clutter can drain you physically and mentally. It can also make you unhappy as you try to move through your day. Eliminate the things that no longer serve you. For example, if you’re keeping clothes in your closet that you hate each time you open the door, replace them with clothes that you love.5. Do one selfish act. Living selfishly all day isn’t recommended, but doing one selfish act that makes you happy can do wonders. You can enjoy just that one thing without feeling guilty about it! If you struggle with self-care, it’s often because you spend all of your energy and time taking care of others. There’s nothing left in your well for yourself. By taking the time to do one selfish act, such as reading your favorite book or ignoring a boring phone call, you’ll be restoring your own importance.Self-care often takes a backseat to work, family, and other obligations. However, without stopping to take care of your mind and body, you’re at risk of burning out and suffering from serious health issues. Start making time for your self-care practices today!
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  • 13 Dec 2017
    Learn to Love Your ImperfectionsDo you feel ashamed and annoyed by your imperfections?Your imperfections are part of your being and make you more interesting, special, and unique. It’s time to accept them instead of fighting them. You can’t achieve optimal health and wellness if you’re battling inner issues about who you are.Loving yourself, including your imperfections, doesn’t mean that you don’t have self-improvement goals. You can always strive to strengthen your good qualities and develop skills and characteristics that you desire while loving the person you are.Try these techniques to learn to love the imperfections that help make you who you are:1. First, accept the imperfections. The key to having a fulfilling and happy life is accepting yourself. Once you acknowledge that your imperfections are a unique part of you, you can move on to loving yourself. Remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes, has scars, or feels inadequate at some point in their lives. Avoid dwelling on these facets of your life. Make up for them as best as you can and move on.2. Let go of the comparisons. If you spend time comparing yourself to others, it’s time to stop. Your journey is unique. You’re not on the same path as others. You may grow and change quite differently, and that’s a good thing! Instead of comparing yourself to someone else, focus on yourself. Notice how you’ve grown, celebrate your accomplishments, and look forward to a bright future with your own goals.3. Remember you’re not broken. It’s tempting to view setbacks as permanent, but you can overcome them. Challenges are a part of everyone’s life, so there isn’t something inherently wrong with you because you have obstacles. Focus on brainstorming a solution and taking action on your new approach to each issue.4. Pay attention to what you say to yourself. There is a direct link between self-talk and your health and mental wellness. Notice if you use negative self-talk that is humiliating or demoralizing. Does your inner dialogue make you feel inferior, ashamed, or guilty? You don’t want your words to create more pain and suffering!Learn to forgive yourself and be gentler. You can change the words of your inner dialogue to words of love and support. Each time you say something negative, immediately change it to something positive, instead.5. Remember that your days will vary. You may have days that make you feel amazing and on top of the world. You will also have days that make you feel defeated, sad, and tired. This rollercoaster of life is normal. The key is to avoid letting the difficult days affect you long-term. Turn your focus to positive self-talk, solutions, and taking action.6. Eliminate the toxic people. Toxic people can make it harder for you to accept and love your imperfections. Reduce your contact with those who consistently make you feel bad about yourself. An occasional critique from a loved one or friend is normal. However, constant criticism tends to wear you down. Evaluate your relationships and focus on the ones that are healthier for you.
    814 Posted by Yolanda Moore
  • Learn to Love Your ImperfectionsDo you feel ashamed and annoyed by your imperfections?Your imperfections are part of your being and make you more interesting, special, and unique. It’s time to accept them instead of fighting them. You can’t achieve optimal health and wellness if you’re battling inner issues about who you are.Loving yourself, including your imperfections, doesn’t mean that you don’t have self-improvement goals. You can always strive to strengthen your good qualities and develop skills and characteristics that you desire while loving the person you are.Try these techniques to learn to love the imperfections that help make you who you are:1. First, accept the imperfections. The key to having a fulfilling and happy life is accepting yourself. Once you acknowledge that your imperfections are a unique part of you, you can move on to loving yourself. Remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes, has scars, or feels inadequate at some point in their lives. Avoid dwelling on these facets of your life. Make up for them as best as you can and move on.2. Let go of the comparisons. If you spend time comparing yourself to others, it’s time to stop. Your journey is unique. You’re not on the same path as others. You may grow and change quite differently, and that’s a good thing! Instead of comparing yourself to someone else, focus on yourself. Notice how you’ve grown, celebrate your accomplishments, and look forward to a bright future with your own goals.3. Remember you’re not broken. It’s tempting to view setbacks as permanent, but you can overcome them. Challenges are a part of everyone’s life, so there isn’t something inherently wrong with you because you have obstacles. Focus on brainstorming a solution and taking action on your new approach to each issue.4. Pay attention to what you say to yourself. There is a direct link between self-talk and your health and mental wellness. Notice if you use negative self-talk that is humiliating or demoralizing. Does your inner dialogue make you feel inferior, ashamed, or guilty? You don’t want your words to create more pain and suffering!Learn to forgive yourself and be gentler. You can change the words of your inner dialogue to words of love and support. Each time you say something negative, immediately change it to something positive, instead.5. Remember that your days will vary. You may have days that make you feel amazing and on top of the world. You will also have days that make you feel defeated, sad, and tired. This rollercoaster of life is normal. The key is to avoid letting the difficult days affect you long-term. Turn your focus to positive self-talk, solutions, and taking action.6. Eliminate the toxic people. Toxic people can make it harder for you to accept and love your imperfections. Reduce your contact with those who consistently make you feel bad about yourself. An occasional critique from a loved one or friend is normal. However, constant criticism tends to wear you down. Evaluate your relationships and focus on the ones that are healthier for you.
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