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Abundance Comes from Within

Did you know that the greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of abundance? Whatever it is you want—peace, joy, laughter, happiness, strength, a dream career, a better connection to Source, a deeper alignment with your higher self and life purpose—anything your heart desires can be attracted to your life with an abundant mindset and an open crown chakra. With this one shift, you can literally change everything!

The Source of Happiness

You’ve probably noticed that there are people who seem to have it all: health, wealth, successful careers, marriages, partnerships, and most of all, they are honestly happy. From the outside looking in, it may seem as though the material prosperity they’ve achieved created their happiness, but the truth is that it’s usually the other way around. Internal perspective, clarity, and alignment with your soul purpose leads to external abundance. Abundance begins within you, with your thoughts and attitude, and with the proper mindset, there’s no limit to what the universe can provide for you.

You Get What You Give

The world is a closed circle; energy can’t be created, only transformed, and every single thing on this planet is linked to each other through the unified field. This means that you are connected to your neighbors and everyone else, to the physical earth, and to higher planes and Source, and what you do affects your personal energy as well as the energy around you. You see this in little ways every day. Think about how easy it is to get sucked into someone else’s bad mood when they’re nearby—their energy can literally drag yours down.

But the reverse is true as well, and positive energy can also spread like energetic wildfire. In fact, that is what you are doing by studying energy healing and walking the path of light; you are helping to raise your own vibration, which raises the vibrations of those around you, and collectively, the universe at large. This is no small thing—energy may be invisible, but it is more powerful than anything you can see with your eyes, and as it heals you, it heals the whole planet.

Ask and You Shall Receive

It is this same principle of interconnectedness that guides abundance. Your thoughts and emotions have their own energy, and what you think about, obsess about, will eventually manifest. You give it weight by thinking and feeling about it so much. This has been proven in studies that show how effective prayer is. Thought and emotion together push that energy out into the world where the desire can be formed and returned to you. Abundance is as simple as a consistent, meaningful request to the universe, accompanied by giving back what you hope to receive.

Shift Your Focus

So if you spend all your time thinking about the fact that you don’t have enough money, the universe sees that as a request, and you will be provided with a continued absence of money. If you constantly lament the fact that you’re not in a relationship, it will be hard to find one. If you are always worried about getting sick, then the universe will provide you with an illness. The universe will give you what you put your energy into, so if you want to manifest the good, you have to shift your focus and attitude.

If you want more money, start donating what you can spare. If you want more love, adopt a pet. Be of service without expectations. True abundance is an inner knowing that you are living the best version of yourself, so switch from focusing on the lack of what you want to focusing on bringing what you want into your life so you can be that best version.

Sometimes I find students can’t manifest their desires because they don’t really believe they deserve them. If your thoughts contradict your emotions, the universe tends to hear your feelings. You may think you want more peace, but if you secretly feel you deserve to be punished for past mistakes, you will continue to be punished. Energy healing techniques like meditation and journaling to release those negative emotions can help you adjust your thoughts toward the positive, and allow you to attract the abundance you want and deserve.

Open Your Crown Chakra

Another way to create internal abundance is to open your seventh chakra, which sits at the top of your head and is connected to thought, consciousness, information, and intelligence—all aspects of the process of knowing. When the seventh chakra is clear and balanced, divine energy can flow into it from the universal field, expanding your consciousness, and providing you with a greater awareness of what you are truly meant to do. With this knowledge, you then have the potential to manifest the life you want to have—the life you were born to live—and the abundance you seek.

Purpose Leads to Abundance

The more open your crown chakra, the more connected you are to your higher self, which allows you to really understand your purpose on this earth. Purpose is what many successful people attribute those successes to, and I see this quite often in my energy healing courses and workshops as well. Students who have won the lottery or finally reached the tenth floor executive office suite and are still not fulfilled are usually not following their true path—the roadmap their soul laid out for them before incarnating. Sure, they may look “successful,” but they are miserable, so does that really count as success?

People whose abundance blooms out of motivations deeper and more personal than money or fame are always happier. Real successes are life achievements that are in perfect alignment with your soul purpose and are therefore fulfilling and meaningful on a spiritual level as well as a personality level. My purpose is this—teaching you energy healing and how to live a healthier, happier life, which has made me happier and healthier, too.

When you find what you are meant to be doing on this earth, no matter how much money you make, you’ll have no shortage of fulfillment and joy. And chances are, you will make more money, have more peace, resiliency, love, and everything else your heart desires as well, for true abundance is what you feel in your soul, not just in your bank account.

If you are interested in finding out more about how opening your chakras can lead to everything you want in life, please check out my Secrets of Chakra Wisdom course 

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Do You Know Your Life’s Purpose?

You might not consciously remember, but before you incarnated into your current physical body, your soul made a plan for your life here on Earth, your life purpose. There are lessons you must learn in each lifetime to keep you evolving, and your spirit builds blueprints for the best ways to learn and benefit from those lessons so you can get the most out of your time here. The question is: are you following your soul’s plan and living your true life purpose?

Do You Feel Fulfilled?

When you are living in alignment with your soul’s plan, you feel more at peace with yourself and your place in this world. One of the biggest sources of negative emotions and blocked chakras for students who come to my energy healing courses and workshops has to do with feeling a lack of purpose in their lives, a nagging sense of dissatisfaction with the way they spend their days. Many times they are stuck in positions they were pressured into, or took for someone else rather than themselves. They feel out of place and unfulfilled. They are mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually drained. Does that sound like you?

I know this feeling well, as it plagued me for the years I pursued a law career until I found and accepted my true calling as an energy healer and spiritual teacher. Once I shifted my focus to be in better alignment with my soul’s plan, things just locked into place. Not only did my new career in energy medicine take off, but my entire being was uplifted.

If you feel trapped, frustrated, bored, or generally uninspired, and have consistently felt that way for a while, it may be time to admit that you are not doing what you are meant to do. You don’t want to wait until the negative emotions negatively affect your chakras and wreak havoc on your energy field and body. Living your life purpose is more than just being happy; it is important for your health.

“See” Beyond

In order to live out your soul’s design for your life, you have to first discover what it is, which you can do by clearing, charging, and expanding your sixth chakra. Your sixth chakra is also called your third eye chakra because it governs what you “see” in all its forms: physical sight, memory, imagination, perception, thought, and intuition. This chakra is the center for wisdom and the seat of psychic gifts, and when it is expanded, you can “see” beyond your basic five senses, and even beyond the physical realm, and gain access to all the information stored in the universal field from the past, present, and future. With this expanded consciousness and valuable guidance from higher planes, you’ll be able to see what is most important for you and your life, and make choices that lead you down the path you were meant to take.

Meet Your Higher Self

A healthy sixth chakra also opens the doors of communication to your higher self, where your soul contract is “on file,” so to speak. Your higher self is always aware of your soul’s purpose, but it may not be as clear to your personality once you are on the physical plane. Energy healing can help you clear the necessary baggage from your sixth chakra so you can connect with your higher self and access the blueprints your spirit laid out. When you know you are building on the right foundation, you can feel confident that you are making the right choices.

Here are a few ways to help clear, charge, and balance your third eye chakra so you can discover your life purpose.

1. Listen to your inner voice.

Usually your inner voice is from your spirit guides or your higher self, and either way, it’s worth listening to! The gentle—or perhaps insistent—nudging to get you to follow your passion or escape a miserable job is most likely an attempt to get you back on track, to guide you toward the path you are supposed to be traveling in this life. Whatever you are meant to do in this body at this time, your higher self and spirit guides know what it is, and will never steer you wrong. Energy medicine techniques like journaling and meditation are a great way to release your emotions and quiet your mind to allow space for your wise inner voice to speak up.

2. Visualize.

Since the sixth chakra is all about imagery, try closing your eyes and visualizing yourself reaching your goals. Picture yourself in your dream career, your dream situation. What does that look like for you? Where do you see yourself in one year, five years, ten years? Really play out the scenarios on the internal screen of your mind. Visualizations help you clarify your goals and give you the confidence to reach them. Visualizations also strengthen your intuitive abilities. Don’t be surprised if you develop a sixth sense like telepathy or clairvoyance as you raise the vibrations of your sixth chakra.

3. Be open.

Being aware of and open to multiple possibilities and outcomes can lead to opportunities you would never have consciously expected, but that your soul knew about all along. If it feels right, don’t be afraid to take a risk. Yes, your soul has a plan, but it may not look exactly like your current one, and if you are too narrow in your expectations, you might miss something amazing. Allowing yourself to see the bigger picture is part of developing your third eye chakra and your intuition, and following your true life path.

If you would like to learn more about how to expand your sixth chakra and heal, charge, and balance the rest of your chakras as well, please check out The Secrets to Chakra Wisdom

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Waiting for Spring?

Punxsutawney Phil—the famous weather-forecasting groundhog in Pennsylvania who appears on February second—has been shown to be about forty percent accurate in predicting whether we’ll get clear skies or six more weeks of winter.

Not bad odds for a groundhog, but if you’re waiting for spring, why not try something that is guaranteed to bring rebirth, growth, and light into your life?

Energy healing can bring the best aspects of spring into your mind, body, and soul at any time of year. Even if there’s two feet of snow on the ground outside, you can heal yourself from the inside out and experience the joy of seeing new green growth in yourself. No matter how gloomy the gray skies, you can bask in the radiance of the light energy that will replace the dark corners in your energy field and body as you become healthier and happier. When you practice energy healing, I promise you, your spirit will blossom in ways you can’t yet begin to imagine.

Here’s two ways energy healing can help your soul bloom and allow you to grow closer to the light:

1. Clear your emotional baggage.

A common stumbling block for light-bearers is the unresolved emotional baggage and leftover negative energy from traumas that have lodged in chakras and created imbalances or distortions, or in worst case scenarios, even shut the chakra down completely.

Just like plants need energy from the sun to grow tall and strong, you need energy from the universal field to thrive in your life. Energy healing helps to clear that negative energy from your chakras, allowing your energy field to receive nourishment from the universal field.

With your chakras and energy field restored to optimal condition, you can then begin to expand your awareness and reach higher states of consciousness. Remember, you can’t reach for the stars without first grounding your feet, so your chakras must be working properly in order to raise your spiritual level. You can use my pendulum kit or attend one of my energy healing workshops to determine the health of your chakras, and in the meantime, journaling is a great way to begin the process of clearing out your emotional baggage.

2. Build a foundation with meditation.

One of the pillar techniques I teach in my energy healing courses is meditation. If you have learned to meditate from a qualified spiritual teacher, the benefits go beyond simple stress reduction and relaxation. Of course, meditation provides the dozens of mental, physical, and emotional benefits you’ve probably already heard about, but meditation can also bring your spirituality to new heights when you do it properly.

Meditation expands your consciousness and helps you more fully connect with your higher self, your guides and angels, the universal field, and Source itself. It encourages your spirit to reach beyond. Meditation is also one of the foundations for an initiation—a boost in your spiritual vibration—and students who initiate at my healing courses and workshops almost always have a strong meditation or prayer base.

As if that isn’t enough, meditation can also help to activate spiritual talents you may not yet realize you have because they’ve been dormant and waiting for you to wake them up with energy healing. How’s that for a blossoming of spirit? These gifts can include increased intuition and self-awareness.

With both of these techniques, you can experience your own spiritual rebirth, and there’s no spiritual winter too harsh for energy medicine to tackle. My soul was trapped in darkness for many years as I ignored the pain of my childhood traumas, but energy healing has brought me to the light. If you allow it into your life, it will clear out any darkness from your mind, body, and spirit, cleansing your whole being. You will feel refreshed and reborn. Punxsutawney Phil may not have a real talent for prediction, but I predict a flowering of your spirit in more ways than one real soon!

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Reclaim Your Authentic Life!

Who are you? Take a moment and really think about who you are. Not what you do or your career, not who you are in relation to others in your life, not who your boss or parent or partner thinks you are, but who YOU are deep down inside; the true you, the real you. The “you” you came to this planet to become. Do you know that version of yourself? How often do you let the true you show her face to the world?

Shades of Dishonesty

So often people live their lives in shades of dishonesty. I can’t tell you how many students come to me at healing courses and workshops convinced that they are living as their true selves, but when I probe a little bit, they usually admit what I can already sense in their energy field: there is some piece of themselves they are keeping hidden. This repression nearly always leads to blockages in their fifth chakra, from which all expression comes.

The Fifth Chakra and Authenticity

The fifth or throat chakra rules communication, and when this chakra is distorted, you can have difficulty expressing yourself. This creates a vicious cycle: you don’t express your emotions so they become trapped and create blocks in your throat chakra, which makes it harder to speak and live your truth, which further impairs your energy field and your health. Energy healing can stop this cycle and allow you to release those blocks, express your feelings, and live more authentically.

Many students have throat chakra issues, especially those of us who grew up in a house of secrets. My own throat chakra was blocked for years due to the unspeakable abuse happening behind the façade of my perfect family. I was told who to be and how to feel, and any attempts to be my true self were crushed immediately. I learned to smother my feelings and lie like a champ. Until I found energy medicine and began the work of clearing my chakras through meditation and journaling, I didn’t know what my truth really was. I didn’t know who I really was. Energy healing helped me find my authentic self, and taught me how to present that self to the world.

Have You Repressed the Authentic You?

As a child, were you unable to express your true feelings or told to “keep your mouth shut” or “don’t air the family laundry?” Were you allowed to voice your thoughts and emotions without criticism or ridicule? Was there a secret in your household that no one ever spoke of? Any situation where you were forced to suppress your thoughts or feelings out of fear or shame can lead to a life of continued suppression. The conflict between the internal you and the external you creates a life of baseline unhappiness or even intense depression, which only further obscures your true self.

But it’s not too late! With energy healing, you can start clearing your fifth chakra and finding the true you right now. Working with a spiritual teacher or energy healer directly is the best way to kick-start the process, but in the meantime, here are some steps you can take to help heal your fifth chakra and reclaim your authenticity:

1. Cut the lies, especially to yourself.

Living with lies can make you crazy, and prevents you from being authentic. Obviously, you can’t always say exactly what’s on your mind—there’s no reason to tell your boss you don’t like her haircut, for example—but lies are the biggest obstacle to living authentically, and even the little ones create pockets of negativity in your energy field. Small lies also lead to bigger lies, and then you’re on a slippery slope to a dysfunctional fifth chakra.

Lying to yourself is an especially important habit to eliminate. Justification or rationales count, as it’s those types of disguised lies that are the most damaging, convincing you they are for your own good. But lying about who you are is never for your own good, and standing up for yourself in a tactful manner is part of being the real you in the world. How can you spread the light if you won’t let yours shine?

2. Uncover the real you.

Authenticity comes from aligning with your inner self, so you need to know who that deeper you really is. What are your values and beliefs? What are your strengths and weaknesses, your light and shadow sides? What are your honest desires and goals for the future? Through energy healing and meditation, you can expand your awareness and get in touch with your higher self to receive guidance in these areas. Discovering your truest self is a process, so be gentle and patient, and trust that you’re making progress.

3. Examine your choices.

When you live in line with someone else’s ideas for your life, you take a turn down a path not meant for you. How can you possibly live authentically if you’re traveling someone else’s journey? Once you know the real you, you can check to see if your choices line up with your spirit’s plan.

Ask yourself if there are areas of your life that don’t feel right—that don’t resonate with you on a deep soul level. Is your career something you wanted, or a choice to appease your parents or partner? Did you give up a job you loved to take care of kids or an aging parent and secretly resent it? Are you staying in an abusive relationship because you can’t admit the truth? What decisions have you made out of fear rather than love for yourself?

Being authentic is a daily practice. Check in with yourself and your higher self, and listen for that wise voice that resides in your fifth chakra and offers guidance you can always trust.

If you are interested in this type of learning, and would like to discover more about how to heal your fifth chakra and receive the rest of the wisdom your chakras have to offer, please check out my Secrets of Chakra Wisdom Online Course