Igniting Passion Quick & Simple

IG2February is the month of St. Valentine’s Day and its also very much a month to celebrate passion.  You may say….passion….bah humbug!

Passion does not necessary have relate to a relationship with another person.  Passion is about the heart genuinely and authentically connecting in full force with just about anything through love.

There can be a a lot of pressure in “finding your passion”….but many people don’t realize they have already found it…or never even lost it in the first place.

All you have to do is think about what you love…..passion is the flow of love.  Maybe your passion is music….maybe its talking with people….maybe its dancing, drawing, animals, or food.

Spending time putting energy toward what you love will feed your soul.  It doesn’t have to be something huge…..maybe you love shopping and that is what really fuels and inspires you.  It really can be anything small or large….but when you allow yourself to honor what ignites your heart….you open yourself up to receive love in other areas of your life and at a whole new level.

There have been periods when I did not make any time for my art and found myself feeling very blocked and actually physically stiff.  I recognized I was not honoring an outlet for this passion of mine so I made an effort one weekend to dedicate time to painting.  It felt so good to paint after a long hiatus….to pay attention and respect my creativity that I have often put aside because other things felt more pressing or important.

Getting back in touch with my passion for my art brought me back to center….I felt more relaxed, optimistic, I slept better, my stiffness loosened, and I was back in the flow.  But what was really amazing was that I suddenly was experiencing so many synchronicities within my life.  I received new ideas and inspirations…..I met new people that I absolutely loved…and even a simple meal or night out with friends was so much for satisfying and fulfilling.

The act of experiencing love in any form raises your vibration.  When your vibration is high you are more open and available to receive joy and goodness in all forms.  Suddenly you will find passions for things you never dreamed or imagined.  If you are single and allowing yourself the time and energy to connect with what you love….you may attract the ideal mate because you are radiating satisfaction and fulfillment and are more open to receive what you desire.

The bottom line is igniting your passions is easy and this is the month to recognize them and honor them.

What do you love love love?  How are you making time to honor those passions?

Pay Attention, Receive, & Give Thanks

tiamtReceptivity is extremely important when it comes to strengthening one’s intuition as well as experiencing abundance in life.  When we are not open to receiving….whatever it may be…..we miss out on opportunities of all kinds.

Thanksgiving is taking place in the US next week….a holiday where people get together to eat and celebrate.  However, the core significance of the holiday has been lost for many and its mostly just about eating and drinking…which often leads to disagreements and arguments.

Its not hard to lose sight of whats most important during the holidays because of the “Hallmark” marketing we see everywhere around us in media and culture.  But when you take a step back from it all and appreciate the blessings you receive everyday….you open yourself up to a vibration of gratitude…..leading to the opening of a channel of grace filled with love and messages that will support you.

Guidance is everywhere around each of us and is always available whenever we need it.  Its up to us to pay attention and to be open to receiving the guidance.  Whether its something someone says that has a deeper message for us, or random street signs, songs, or words in a book we notice in passing…..there are always messages coming to us that will help us along the way.

Often we forget to pay attention to the messages and don’t absorb them….without realizing it we take these messages for granted and close ourselves off from them.  This usually happens because we are so preoccupied with so many things….overstimulated by responsibilities, technologies, stress, and overthinking.

Downshifting the active mind by starting and ending each day by giving thanks for even the littlest things in life puts you in a state of receiving.  Giving thanks is an acknowledging vibration that elevates you to a place where you are more open to receiving more blessings.

In addition to giving thanks each day…..consider being more open to the messages around you….it could be an animal or something in nature that sparks a thought…..or as I mentioned before….signs, words, songs, or even something you hear someone say in passing….pay attention!  Set the intention as you begin your day to be more open to the messages and you will elevate your receptivity to them.

The more you are generally appreciative on a daily basis….the more conscious and aware you are of the messages around you….and in turn….the more connected you are to your intuition and the blessings the universe has to offer you.

Look around you right now…..what’s jumping out at you?  What messages do you see and feel?  The universe is communicating with you….receive and give thanks!  Make an effort to pay attention and give thanks on a regular basis.  Then watch your world begin to fill with blessings and gifts that are beyond your wildest dreams!

Set Intentions & Experience the Best

Silhouette of a man on a rock.Time continues to move forward at a rapid rate….so fast that often we do not have time to recognize what thoughts, habits, patterns, and old energies are outdated….weighing us down and now mere ghosts latched on from past experiences.

What ever you have experienced in the past that may have been challenging or difficult…..try to understand its in the past and your reality today is totally different.

Past situations can get in the way and hold a person back from opening up to new positive energy.  Attachment to the fear from what has resulted in the past tricks one into thinking that things will continue to unfold the same way…..and a person only expects the worst or less than what they deserve.

Each new day offers new possibilities…..allow yourself to see what could be and shift away from the mindset of what may not be. When you open up to hope and see the potentials….you send out an energetic open socket for the universe to plug into……where it will charge you with new currents of energy and will light you up.

Your life does not have to be the way you assume it has to be because of how it has been up until now. Life can be whatever you want it to be…..when you allow yourself to open to whats possible…and when you honor your soul and your heart’s desire….the universe will line everything up to support you….things will work out.

Expect the best and the best will come to you……your expectations are the cause that will lead to the effects. Don’t underestimate yourself and what you are capable of achieving.

There is no reason why things can’t be perfect for you……truthfully the only thing that can get in your way is your perception of your situation. If you shift your perception….you will respond to your situations differently and the situation will adjust to how you are responding.

Project positive expectations on to you world…..don’t hold back and don’t limit yourself. How would you like your things to be? How would you like to experience life? Think about it in detail…..be specific…..consider every aspect clearly and concisely and focus on it…..say…. “…YES….this is how I want things to be and it is possible for things to be this way…..because I deserve no less.”

It is not uncommon to get caught up in the daily grind and lose sight of one’s true goals….what one hopes to get out of life….who they really are and not who or what others want them to be. We can lose our connection to our Spirit when we don’t take inventory every so often and revaluate our progress…if we are being true to ourselves….and honoring our Spirit by utilizing our gifts.

It is very important to set intentions….to say our intentions out loud and also to write them down. Doing this anchors our intentions within our everyday life…..its the power of suggestion.

What are your goals for this coming year….this month….this day….or even just this afternoon? What would you like to obtain, achieve, accomplish? Where would you like to be?  If you’re so inclined, make a list in a journal. Say your intentions out loud….verbalize it….speak it and you will live it.

You do not have to be an over-achiever…..it does not have to be a big deal…..you do not have to rule the world (though you could!). Maybe its a new job or career, maybe its something more materialistic, maybe it a new relationship or you hope to get out of a relationship.

Setting the intention to do something is the first step to making it happen. You don’t have to beat yourself up if it does not pan out….everything happens for a reason and there are lessons to be learned even in the process of setting an intention and being let down by not achieving it. But there really is power in intentions…..therefore you should honor your intentions. Intentions lead to action!

Dream big…..let your imagination run with it…..this will really instill a sense of peace on many levels subconsciously and consciously. You really can achieve so much…..do not lose sight of that….check in with yourself and set your intentions!

 

Energetics of Food: Pumpkin, Creativity, & Clarity

efsomThe energetics of food have a profound effect on how we think, feel, function, and connect with our intuition and spirit.  Of course everybody responds differently to various foods….and it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out what does  and doesn’t make you feel good.

I have a huge sweet tooth and love cookies, cupcakes, brownies, anything chocolate.  But over time I have realized I can only eat so much of these sweets because I am left feeling out of sorts, drained, and cloudy.  There is the trend of watching carbs in order to maintain a good body weight….but my experience in cutting carbs and only eating high protein is that I am super cranky….and I do not think clearly at all….it literally will effect my flow of thoughts and I barely can put together an articulate sentence without stuttering.

For me its everything in moderation…..if I want to eat a cookie I will eat it….but I usually save them as a reward for the weekends and I make sure I am taking my vitamins and eating a lot of greens.   I eat good carbs such as vegetables or even a potato as well as gluten free bread.

I do still have my moments though when I will say….hey…lets just eat this whole box of cookies…..but then I pay for it….again feeling like I’m in a coma….cloudy, my intuition is blocked, and pretty much numb.  With each pig out….I have been reminded of my spirit…..what it requires…..what makes me feel happy and the best….and what is not worth it.  When I eat fruits and vegetables I feel much more energized and in alignment with my spirit…..I am especially much more open to my intuition, connecting with angels and my guides, and aligning with my soul.

Now I am at a point where I am very in tune with my body, mind, and spirit as they relate to food and how each is effected by it.   Fresh greens and colorful fruits and veggies vibrate at a very high frequency.  Think about when you walk through the produce department in a grocery store….the next time you are in there….pay attention to the feelings and vibrations….that whole area vibrates and feels alive!   I absorb that energy when I consume fruits and veggies and it jump starts my intuition and creativity.

MBGJ2Fresh juices really have the kicker….and I’m not talking about cartons of orange juice….I mean green juices made with a juicer.  I go for the green juices with very little fruits….maybe a little apple but mostly ginger, celery, wheatgrass, kale, spinach, and other leafy greens.

Fruits are high in sugars so its best to eat them in moderation.  A lot of grocery stores are now carrying fresh pressed locally made bottled juices….they are a bit more expensive but they are so worth it….. providing more vitamins, nutrients, and energy than a cup of coffee.

What I love about the Fall is the seasonal foods…..specifically pumpkin!  Pumpkin as well as all root vegetables are very grounding for your energy.  If you feel scattered….eating root veggies (including onions, turnips, potatoes, parsnips, yams, squash) will bring you back down to earth and clear your head.   Root veggies are associated with the 1st chakra….strengthening our connection to our tribe or family, finances, and feeling grounded and stable.

sompbPumpkin is also associated with the 2nd chakra….enhancing creativity, abundance, pleasure, and overall well-being.  There’s a reason root veggies come into season when the weather gets cold and when people gather with friend and family…..they provide comfort, stability, clarity, and all the other qualities I mentioned…..which are very necessary this time of year.

Pumpkin is high in fiber so it will quickly help you feel satisfied while also very low in calories.  Its also high in vitamins A, C, B, E, K and antioxidants….. and one cup of pumpkin provides more potassium than a banana!

There are many pumpkin flavored goodies on the market….make sure you read the labels because many of those products are filled with fake processed low vibration ingredients.

Try paying attention to the vibration of everything you eat starting today.  How does one food make you feel compared to another food?  Test out raw veggies as well as cooked veggies and see if you notice the difference in their vibrations.  Take it a step further by keeping a journal of how different foods make you feel and if you feel any more or any less open to your intuition.

The more mindful you are of how your system responds to the energetics of food….the more open and connected you will be to Spirit, intuition, energy, and feeling great!

 

Tune Back In By Clearing Out the Clutter

dlrSometimes I will find myself in a funk where I am not thinking clearly….I am easily distracted….I try tapping into my intuition and begin some work or a project….and….nothing.  I will ask….what gives?   Why am I blocked right now and why can’t I focus!?!  Then I take a deep breath…and I consider my surroundings.

This is the time of year when I love to do a purge around the home and in my workspace.  I have learned through trial and error that clutter and excess stuff that has built up in the corners, in my closets, on shelves, tabletops, window sills, you name it…..it gets in my way, blocking fresh energy from flowing in….and old stale energy from flowing out.

I follow the motto…when in doubt throw it out.  If I need to keep something, I put it in a better place that is not distracting or not contributing to a pile.  I am not a neat freak, nor do I need everything to be perfect.  But I do know from my own experience and from working with people that the clutter does create blocks regarding intuition, thinking clearly, the flow of energy, and just overall feeling good.

KTDSurvey your home, your office, your car….wherever you spend time…..and clean out the clutter!  Look in your cabinets and stuff behind closed doors….in your closets, inside drawers, your glove compartment, trunks, that clutter can energetically seep into your environment and cause blocks.   Stale energy often builds up in corners so pay close attention to them and clear them out.

As I sat in my office the other day, initially stumped as to why I felt so cloudy, uninspired, and out of touch with my intuition……I turned around to my credenza and opened it.  Aha!  A total mess…..books fell out….papers and all sorts of stuff I shoved in there to get it out of the way when someone was coming over.

Immediately I sat on the floor….jumped right in and went through it all….taking the books and placing them nicely on a bookshelf.  I threw out papers not needed and I filed those that are important.  I put those old candles to use and actually burned them rather than letting them sit there collecting dust.  When I finished it was like a huge exhale….I could breath again.

Speaking of candles…..burning candles will really help clear the energy of your space.  White candles especially will summon the sacred….the light and heat of the flame attracts what no longer serves and burns it away….while at the same time radiating new energy and a higher vibration in any room.

Burning incense is another way to clear a space of old stale energy and to call upon good energy.  There is a reason churches are filled with candles and incense…..to bring forth angels and all the blessings of a higher power….and to clear away all of the lower energies that are not welcome.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEven ringing a bell will freshen up the energy of a room….another trick used in old churches.  The vibration and high tone connects to Spirit and energetically lifts a room.

If you have raw crystals, try not to cluster them too close together in corners.  Each crystal has its own power and unique vibration and they need space for their energy to flow.  Its like piling a lot of people in an elevator and everyone getting claustrophobic…..if the crystals don’t have enough space between them….you will feel the tension emitting from them.  Small raw crystal should be allowed about 12 inches of space around…..larger ones deserve much more space.  If the crystals are polished, the energy is not as intense so you don’t need to worry about giving them as much space.

Also be mindful of any plants that are super spikey……sharp points and edges jutting out.  Those points can puncture the flow of good energy and cause disruptions.  These types of plants need good homes and its okay to have them….but try not to place them close to your bed or where you spend a lot of time…..keep them out of the bedroom and if they are in a living room…..keep them as far from where you sit as possible.

Consider what you can donate to charity…..decluttering will also present the opportunity to give and help others…..this will elevate your spirit….good karma circulating!

Lastly, open your windows and let fresh air to flow through no matter how warm or cold it is outside.   Open the shades and allow sunlight in even if its just for a few minutes.  Your surroundings need to breathe and need that new energy to break through the old!

Have you been trying to figure out why you can’t concentrate or why you are not in your usual flow?  Well then try clearing out the clutter….these steps will reinvigorate the energy of your surroundings and your own energy…..and you will feel tuned in again.

Feel free to keep me posted on your progress in decluttering your life this season!