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Monday, February 22, 2016

"Your hands are the gentle, loving architects of peace."

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This evening before bed I was experiencing a great deal of anxiety after getting off the phone with my father and discovering that my brother who hasn't spoken to me in 2 years since my sister passed away, and whom I found out through my father is getting married, didn't even send my dad or older sister a wedding invitation. I had already decided to let go a lot of his insensitivities towards myself, but hearing that he was treating our father and sister this way, made my stress level shoot past where it already was. In truth I have been having some financial difficulties which I hope to remedy soon, and this just added to the stress. I had also been processing a great amount of uncomfortable lower vibratory emotions like shame, guilt, anger, jealousy and hatred. Not pretty stuff.  I had been feeling a powerlessness that I know is all in my head. But in these times of our lives it can be really hard to raise our vibrational energetic fields to the self-empowerment that is always there waiting for us to see it. I decided to get proactive about my stress and do this wonderful meditation through an online yoga website I am subscribed to called The Yoga Collective. I highly recommend joining it. For everything they offer, I am so glad I did. If you are interesting here's a link to an affordable way to join on Living Social. And right now, I'm all about affordable.
This is my little purple beauty!

Back to the meditation. Needless to say this meditation calmed me so much. But what was even more remarkable was that spirit guided me right before the meditation to pick up a large palm-sized slab of lepidolite crystal I have the privilege of working with, and to place it directly over my heart chakra where I was feeling the most anxious. For those of you who don't know about the wonderful metaphysical properties of lepidolite, it is one of the best stones for connecting with healing purple ray spiritual energy and is also composed partly of lithium and therefore is an infinitely superior stone for calming the entire energy body. It's wonderful for people dealing with PTSD, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. Ditto for me on the first three. So right at the beginning of this meditation from somewhere inside, a little voice in my head said, "your hands are the gentle, loving architects of peace." I thought, "Whoa where did that come from?" This voice was spirit and my higher self reminding me that even in times of great hardship where our 'flight-or-fight' instincts take over, we have to power to create and draw from the immense storehouse of peace and truth that comes directly from within and from Source and the Universal Intelligence itself! The realization of this blew my mind. I felt that the statement was also largely connected to the fact that work so much with hands on healing modalities such as Reiki and that it was a message that I needed to reconnect to these more fully. This meditation in tandem with the miraculous qualities of lepidolite, took me from 60 to zero in less that 15 minutes. If you are stressed to the max and can't turn off your crazy racing monkey mind that abounds in the hectic Fire Monkey energy of 2016, then sooth your entire nervous system right now. Don't have lepidolite? amethyst or blue chalcedony will work too. Don't have any stones, just imagine yourself bathed in a soft lavender light and you can channel some of lepidolite's amazing energy right into your very being!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Healing Is Definitely A Journey

Healing is definitely a journey. There is no shortcut to being whole. Depending on where an individual is on their own unique life path, it can take days, weeks or even years to deal with healing on a holistic level of mind, body and spirit. I am perfect proof of that fact. Numerous times, I have left, returned to, left and returned again to my own restorative path as evidenced by this blog. I used to beat my self up about that, but I recognize that that is totally OK and is a part of the process. Just to bring all my readers up to speed on where I am, I have recently suffered a lot of tragedy in my life. Just as I was getting over my sister's death which took place just over two years ago, my partner of over thirteen years decided to terminate our relationship. I had just ended nasty battle with our
landlords and we had a limited time to leave our living situation. I was living in San Francisco which is one of the most expensive place to live in the world right now, and I couldn't find an affordable living space which would also accommodate my two cats. I decided to go inside to look for strength and rely on my guides and angels and the universe and at the very last minute, I found a place for me and my cats. About two weeks after I moved in to my new digs, I got assaulted and robbed. I still have a lot of processing of emotions to do because of all the trauma I have recently experienced. Lately I have been turning more an more to the tools I have learned in the past six years, namely yoga, meditation, prayer, positive thinking techniques, and crystal and energy therapy. Together, along with emotional support from loving friends and family, I am rebuilding my existence. I invite you to join my along my journey, especially if you too are healing from trauma.

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