Category: self care

A question of Faith: Causes, Influences and Advice for the Current Phenomena

There has been a lot of strange phenomena happening both within the natural world and that of human society & egoic creations. Our last Dark Moon coincided with a solar eclipse that was visible across many countries, including the United States (where I live) and the following Full Moon in September directly preceded massive solar flares which expand the visibility of the Aurora Borealis. (You can check the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Prediction Center website to see where and when the Aurora Borealis will be visible.) And Hurricane Harvey is ravaging the Southern Part of the United States. In additional to these strong natural phenomena, we have a tumultuous social and political environment that is drastically polarizing communities and pushing people out of political non-involvement and into the public arena of activism and outcry. Invisible wars are coming to the surface and political intrigue is now so blatantly obvious that citizens can no longer deny it’s existence. We wonder: Why is this happening? What are the driving forces behind this bizarre phase? Is there are purpose? Is anything we can do about it?

The world has been changing on both a physical and energetic level. The resurfacing of Shamanic connection to spirits and “rediscovery” of the validity within Ancient Holistic forms of medicine such as Meditation, Yoga, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and so on has pushed human society into a new phase of Evolutionary Integration. One that expands beyond individual health and wellness and into a global synthesis of humanistic ideas & resources along with the current issues within these areas. We are all pushing forward in our own way, and there is friction with the naturally occurring inertia within human society as change is not easily absorbed or accepted.

Hence, I decided to read on What has manifested, the causes, the influences, and the advice for the current situations in order to help us reflect on our circumstance, prepare for and resolve whatever lies within and around us.

What has been manifested are the goals we were working on, both subconsciously and externally; even if we do not consciously choose to go a certain way, our subconscious guides us with subliminal patterns in choices and actions. People have gradually organized themselves into communities and social groups that align with their own personal beliefs and spiritual understandings. What causes this is disappointment with a seemingly lack of success in the external world as we all work internally to grow ourselves in the new self-help and self-development craze brought on by the New Age Movement. There is real actual growth happening, it just isn’t what we expected. Popular notions of Growth are synonymous with Success in mundane and or superficial terms: physical reward, popularity and external acceptance. But True Growth is often uncomfortable and pits us against learned behavior and norms that no longer apply to the current environment. It challenges us to look into the unknown, question what we know and go beyond what we believe is possible. It can also bring disillusionment with a world that just isn’t as splendorous as it was promised to be. Major Influences come from the resurfacing of the Shadows within humanity as we incessantly push forward with. Modern progress is insatiable in it’s drive to continue onward: to do more, do better, and never stop. As we move forward, we may lose ourselves in the process, but then our shadow resurfaces to face us in moments of loss, confusion and brokenness. This dichotomy doesn’t seem to make sense, so it drives people crazy and pushes them against their own personal wall of ability as they try to work through it all. We must face that which we ignore, that which we dislike, that which lies in us and confuses, irritates or disgusts us. It trips us up when we are charging ahead, and now, it is running with us as we are gradually learning to accept and release it. Suggestions on how to deal with this are to not try to control it and allow the emotions and confusion to saturate our being so that we can confront our truth. This allows us to acknowledge and release what needs to be shed. As we shed that which no longer serves us, we grow. This is painful and may make us act nonsensical, but it also allows us to learn more about ourselves as we open up to the truth within and do not try to hide it under an austere or arbitrary persona. We may feel unfortunate about what is happening but true fortune lies inside our hearts as we let go of our grip on the outside and accept ourselves so wholeheartedly that we feel fortunate just being.

What grounds us is inner work to clear away the past along with what no longer serves us. As we focus on inner work, we can collaborate with others to lessen the external workload, and allow for an inner focus. Giving ourselves time to really and honestly take care for ourselves also allows us the mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional space to recuperate and restore our mind, body & spirit balance, thus allowing us to more fully and willingly engage and collaborate with others.

What crowns us is to not give up or walk away immediately, but work inwardly so that we are able to leave situations when they no longer encourage our growth. And also be grateful for ourselves, love ourselves and care for ourselves, so that we are able to face negative situations with inner trust and optimism. We may get angry and feel unsupported at times, but if we can at least trust in our own abilities and be thankful for what lies within, we can have an inner faith that carries us through the situations to come.

We are always growing, always changing, and always challenged by ourselves and our environment. We are also all connected to the natural Universe, even as our Ego may push us away and make us feel alone in the world. Know that we are not alone, and even if we feel that way, faith in our own human ability to push onward will carry us through. When we can finally trust ourselves, we can gradually learn to trust our environment and be in flow with energy of the Universe. Faith, Trust, Understanding and Love connects us to our inner knowing, our intuitive and psychic insight about ourselves and our environment.

Personally, I have been through a lot, but once I faced my shadow: my fears, my anger, and my disappointments, I was finally able to release and accept myself more wholly than before. This reading helped me understand how and why Faith has been a strong underlying theme for me these past weeks: Whether or not we have Faith in Humanity and Faith in the Universe depends on whether or not we have Faith in Ourselves. So, do you have Faith? In Humanity, yourself, and the Universe?

Cards pictured are the Wooden Tarot by Andrew Liam Swartz and the Sacred Symbols Oracle Deck by Marcella Kroll

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Guided Meditation Video Series: Light 光, Moon月, Sound音, Fire火, Water 水, Wood 木, Gold 金

A friend recommended that I film guided meditations so that is what I have been doing this week! Please note that this is a series that leads from one theme to the next, and even though you can watch the videos individually, watching them as a series will bring about the most affect. Also, I have edited this page to include the newest meditations in the series so that they can be added to the sequence.

On Sunday, 日曜日 I started off this series with a Vortex of Light guided meditation that included tapping and breathwork along with the visualization.

On Monday, 月曜日 I hosted a Dissolving [the ego] into Sound after sending our wishes to the Moon themed meditation.

Tuesday, 火曜日 I hosted a Burning Away the [mortal] Facade, connecting to [immortal] divine source, reforming from the truth of our being
themed one and had fun trying to not burn my fingers lol because when I started filming, I couldn’t find my planned piece of palo santo so I resorted to using the really short one that was kinda already mostly burnt up.

Wednesday was 水曜日 so I decided to record a Water Elemental Guided meditation. I had talked about possibly sticking my phone in a bowl of water since it is in a waterproof case or going to the beach, but I tried out the phone in water idea and realized that my case does leak, and I also worked too late to go to the beach. So I shone a flashlight into my crystal glass candle holder and filmed the prism effect that resembles water.
The River that Flows Underground

On Thursday I looked at all my videos and realized that the sound was too low in most of them so I attached my external microphone to my camcorder and recorded with that instead of camcorder sans microphone, or phone. I live streamed the first two meditations on facebook live, so the quality is as good as a phone can get.

Thursday is 木曜日 so I went outside and filmed a wood/nature themed guided meditation that brings up a childhood game where we pretend to be a “wooden” or dead person. Sometimes, we feel dead, whether in parts, or complete, so I decided to make this video about nourishing ourselves with Earth energy that enters through tree like energetic roots coming from our feet. We bring up the energy and allow it to nourish, heal, reconnect any frayed ends or “dead” parts in order to reanimate them, and regrow as a Whole.

ReAnimate ReGrow & ReConnect to All Parts of the Self

Friday is 金曜日 which is Gold elemental themed. So I thought of how Gold can symbolize Prosperity and Abundance. Hence I put a gold-like band around my Selenite candle holder and guided us through a meditation about accepting the energy Golden Prosperity from the Universe and allowing it to bring forth Abundant Expansion.
There is a difference between Balanced Prosperity and Excess. Balanced Prosperity nurtures our growth with everything we need and more: resources, information, food, shelter, friendships, human & energetic assistance. Excess is when we fall into confusion as our Ego tries to control the flow of abundance and leaves us overwhelmed by the torrent of incoming resources.
In this guided meditation we put on an energetic golden belt full that has many links and many tools for us to use, and if we are in need of anything, the belt magnetizes it to us. Then we allow this golden energy to embrace us in a vortex of golden dust that swirls all around helping us build and grow, as we grow golden branches our energetic fruits spread to others who join us in a link of prosperity so that the Golden Energy may go wherever it is needed. Our growth encourages and assists that of others. At the end we have the option of removing the symbolic belt and just letting the Golden Energy to embrace us and nurture our growth. Then we use our arms to smooth in the golden energy before we awaken.
Golden Prosperity and Abundant Expansion


Working with Angels for Guidance, Protection, Healing and Strength

On Sunday February 26, 2017 I went on Facebook Live to talk about what I have learned about Angels for Post Dark Moon Solar Eclipse After Care and Guidance, and mention the Hay House Angel Summit which taught me about Archangel Nathaniel, and Angel I have never read about before. Just to let you know, in my video I am talking to commenters so some funny conversations happen. I also give a book recommendation for Angel Insights by Tonya Carroll Richardson, and guide us through a warming and light hearted meditative visualization with Angelic Energy at the end.

Here is a shorter video from instagram where I give brief descriptions and then recommend Hay House‘s Virtual Angel Summit:

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When we feel scared and or insecure Archangel Michael is one we can call on for Protection and Fortitude . Archangel Ariel is also one who brings us Strength.
If we don’t know where we are going in life or feel lost and or bored Archangel Nathaniel will connect us to our life purpose and kick our butts into gear.
If we are not enjoying this human experience, Archangel Metatron can empathize as he was the human Enoch and understands what it’s life to be a sucky human life. He also guides us in academics, learning and writing.
Archangel Raphael is the Healer Prime who we can ask for physical, emotional or spiritual healing.
Btw Hay House is hosting a Free Angel Summit which I recommend. I just learned about Archangel Nathaniel from it and really wanted to share the info.

The book recommendation:

#bookrecommendation for working wth #Angels especially for this new cycle as the #darkmoon #solareclipse just happened. Angel Insights by Tonya Carroll Richardson is easy to read and Informative (I like Doreen Virtue but I find her books too elementary and not very informative). I love how she writes about the many different areas of our life that we can ask for assistance with and then includes #Meditations and an angel #prayer to go along with each topic. This is the main book that I worked with when I started my interaction with Angel Energy. From Luna Http://oceanbluepsyche.com #workingwithangels #angelicprotection #angelicguidance #angelic #newbeginnings #meditation #angelprayer #archangels #guardianangel #guardianangels #angelenergy #book #recommendation

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Thank you Hay House and Tonya Carroll Richardson!


The Importance of Doing Inner Work to Overcome Stress and Anxiety

After having an anxiety attack I decided to go on Periscope to warn people about the consequences of overworking and burning out. It’s real, and it hurts not only us, but those closest to us. So to counter balance the stress and heal, we do inner work to return to ourselves, our center, and really listen in to what the ego-less inner child, the higher self, the true self desires in our sacred heart.

(btw please excuse me telling trolls that they have a mental disorder and should get therapy. i actually believe therapy is a good thing for everyone from stressed out people to trolls and egomaniac. And if you don’t want to talk to someone you could always try Art Therapy 😀 )

Kelly-Ann Maddox wrote this wonderful article about Recovering from Burnout


January 19, 2017 Meditation for Nourishing Creativity, then Pick a Card!

An Oracle card for today!
Creativity Rx

Does your external work or habits seem to lack creativity to them? Do they feel boring or monotonous? Do your plans seem dull?
Then enliven your life and nourish your inner creativity by allowing yourself to be different, instead of keeping to one topic, bring your ideas to center around something completely different! Allow yourself to think new things and try ways to motivate yourself. Close your eyes and focus on your belly. Take three deep breaths. Ask it what it hungers for, then picture yourself feeding it this desire. Then move your focus up the body, visualizing rainbow liquid coming from your belly up to your heart, your throat and your mind. Let this creative liquid slosh around your head, dripping over your eyes, swirling in your forehead, flowing over your ears, back of the head and top of the head. Let the waves crash over the top of your head and picture yourself surfing on the highest crest! Then mentally or physically yell Yippee! And jump into the rainbow sea! Now finish this story, does the water turn into a candy sea? Or a clear lake with relaxing bubbles all around? Do you swim into the depths and dive for treasure? Or do you float up into the sky in a rainbow bubble of light?

Let me know what You envision yourself doing!
And however the story ends, write it down and then begin the rest of your life from there.
Have a playful Thursday!

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I wanted to do something different : Pick a card! (Out of 3 choices) As a fun topic point for the day.
After watching the video, you can look to these questions for ideas on how to work with the story inside the car

Knight of Swords Rx : How can you be more reserved and less reckless? Instead of dashing into external danger, look towards yourself and question: What is causing this behavior and how can I try some odd new activity to ease my psyche?
Four of Wands : What does a joyful home environment mean for you? How do you bring joy and an air of celebration to your household? Maybe it’s party time!
Sun : What has the beauty of Truth revealed to you? Are you able to bask in the golden glow of life’s fortune with gratitude, thankfulness and self-love?