Living in the Flow
Ancient Romans named the month of January for Janus, their god of gates, doors and beginnings. Always pictured with two faces—one looking toward the future, the other back at the past—Janus is a fitting symbol for the turning of a new year. As we step through the doorway from one year to the next, it’s natural to do as Janus does: look back and ahead. But this year, instead of just reflecting on the past year or making New Year’s resolutions, consider using this first part of the year to take stock of your life. Who are you? What do you believe? What do you really need? When we discover who we really are, we stop living on auto-pilot and start to live with intention, focus and purpose. Our choices become clearer. We begin to make active choices in our life, instead of making excuses or passively living with the status quo. Here are a few questions to get you started. Have a journal or some way to record your thoughts. (Writing by hand keeps you in touch with your … Continue reading
Ah! The holidays! As a child there is nothing like the anticipation of all the joy that the holidays bring but as we grow older, it seems as though we take on some stresses that we would rather not have. Here are some tips that can help relieve the stress and tension: Take Care of Yourself Get regular exercise; take it easy on the caffeine, sugar and alcohol; get enough sleep; eat healthy food — all the things that are good for our well-being -you know this stuff. Take a mini-break to get grounded Visualize your feet being connected to the earth, those connections going through carpet, cement, etc. and down into the earth. Also the healing energy of the earth coming back up through your feet to the top of your head and beyond connecting you to the heavens, keeping you strong and balanced. This can be done anywhere, even standing in a line! Let go of expectations That things need to be a certain way That people around you need to behave a certain way That you need … Continue reading
Last month we had a great Group Phone Session on Weight Loss. Sticking to a weight loss plan or ANY GOAL is much easier when your energy has been cleaned up and rebalanced. However, an energy clearing does not mean from here on out everything will be effortless. That’s not the way it works, and besides…that would make life so boring! YOU still get to follow through and take accountability, that way you get the great feeling of accomplishment when you get to the other side of that goal –yay you! Clearing the energy makes it much easier because you no longer have the extra tethers holding you back, and once fresh, positive affirmations are planted, you get to nurture those new seeds as they grow and become your exciting, new way of being. It often helps to set up systems to help with your new goals, because unfortunately, it’s all too easy to weasel out of a commitment after a few weeks (or even days) if there is no “answerability” (hey, it’s a real word, my thesaurus says so). … Continue reading
The sound may be faint as the stirring of butterfly wings or as loud as a brass band on Fourth of July. Or you may not hear a sound at all, but feel an urging, an inner pull, a sense of excitement and longing that resonates from within. This is the call to create, and it is universal, bidding each of us to bring something new into being. “Creativity is the Self searching for itself,” said George Gamez, Ph.D., author of How to Catch Lightning in a Bottle. We create in order to express our unique visions and perceptions. We create to communicate and to form a bond with our fellow human beings. Creative expression helps us feel connected to the world and builds bridges of understanding. It nourishes us and helps us grow, provides insights and deeper understandings. Creativity is fun, exciting and playful. It relieves stress and releases tension. It provides a way of communication when normal channels may be blocked or are insufficient—when we must speak in colors and textures and shimmering visions and music. Creativity is … Continue reading
Question: Why don’t I feel like the energy work that’s been done on me in the past isn’t working like it should?
People ask me all the time what I think about crystals. There seems to be some controversy about this subject, but I think crystals are fabulous.
A good thing to remember A better thing to do Work with the construction gang Not the wrecking crew. Dale Carnegie said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most do.” Do you find yourself falling into critic mode more often than you’d like? It’s easy to do. We live in a society of critics. It sometimes seems much easier to be negative and critical of everything from the latest movie to our neighbor’s choice of hairstyle. But we can learn to resist this impulse. It’s destructive not only to our fellowmen but to us too. Dwelling on the negative, broadcasting it outward, will lower your vibration. After all, you can’t throw mud without getting some on your own hands. Nobody likes a critic. Like the Yiddish proverb says, “A critic is like the girl who can’t dance so she says the band can’t play.” You may have good intentions in general, but you’ve heard what the man said about the road to hell and its paving stones. So instead we can connect good intentions with creative … Continue reading
In my line of work as an Energy Practitioner, I find that nearly everyone wants to know how they can feel better and how they can have a higher vibration, and also how they can maintain that higher vibration. Many people want a formula to tell them how to keep their vibration strong and positive. They believe there must be some ancient secret or new age discovery that will teach them how to make that happen in their life. Well, I’ll tell you an age-old, tried and proven, definitely-works remedy for a waning personal vibration. Are you ready…. Drum roll please… ~ Be kinder than you need to be. ~ Yep, that’s it! Kindness and service to others literally raises your energetic vibration! Is that answer too easy for you? Or perhaps that requires too much of you? We all know that what you send out is what you get back. So, of course it makes sense that if you seek for happiness, helping someone else experience happiness will automatically bring it your way as well. When we help our … Continue reading
A heuristic is a “rule of thumb,” advice that helps an AI program or human think and act more efficiently by directing thinking in a useful direction. Some of these heuristics are age-old wisdom, bordering on cliche, but most are actually helpful.
I’ve written about Feng Shui in the past, but as summer comes on, it’s a good time to de-clutter your life to prepare for this slower season and enjoy it more than ever before.