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Nature’s Stress Buster

Here is something to think about. Nature is a stress buster. Remember when you were a kid spending all that time in nature? Remember feeling sooo happy and alive and worry-free? There is something to that. More than you realized as a kid. Being in nature is like taking a happy pill with only one side effect- feeling better. Add it to your list of anti-anxiety tools you use to bring down the angst. Make it a habit to realize the full benefit of spending time in nature.

There is a lot of talk about energy. Here I am talking about our energy meaning the Spiritual part of us- the prana, the qi- and the energy of the Earth. It may sound fluffy but it’s REAL.

We are energetic beings. More so than the physical part of us, the body. And we all know the Earth has an energetic field. Trees have an energetic field. The ground has an energetic field. The air has an energetic field. Energy is at the root of our living and breathing. And there are an infinite number of frequencies to this energy that pervades everyone and everything. Lower, denser frequencies create stress and dis-ease. Higher, lighter frequencies promote health and well-being.

Think about how you feel on a crowded freeway versus how you feel in a forest. Just the thought of being on a crowded freeway creates chemical changes in the brain and you can FEEL the stress and you are not even on the freeway yet! Same thing with being in a forest- just the thought of it for a few moments is actually relaxing. You can feel your blood pressure lowering and your heartbeat slowing down. Take some time – you are worth it!

~Give yourself the gift of being in nature every day!~

Empaths Beware!

I’ve said before, being an empath can feel like a curse sometimes but it truly is a gift if you know how to use it. Empaths feel EVERYTHING. We have strong feelings of our own that can be challenging to manage to start with. Then on top of that we feel other people’s feelings! Now that doesn’t seem fair, does it? It’s enough to manage our own feelings and stay balanced much less dealing with feelings that don’t even belong to us!

It gets bigger. Not only do we have to feel another person’s feelings when we are in conversation, we feel the whole collective vibe! Oh my gosh! It took me awhile to realize this. You have to tune into it because it can be very subtle, but once we do there is always a “Wow” moment.

This is when I decided I REALLY need to get a handle on this. How does one do that? By tuning in and becoming AWARE of what is ours and what is not and what is that feeling that I am feeling anyway? It helps to try to identify the particular feeling. When it comes to the collective energy it’s more difficult to identify one particular feeling. It’s more general than that.

Typically, when tapping into the collective energy it’s not so much as defining one emotion, it’s finding a word to describe the general feeling like angst or uneasiness. I find that there is more of a question- is it a higher or lower frequency? How does it make ME feel? Amped? Fearful? Sad? Tired?
Once we can describe it, we can go “oh yeah” that makes sense (and it usually meshes with what is going on in the world). Then we can kind of disassociate from it. We don’t have to own it. We are now aware of what that feeling is and where it came from. Now it doesn’t have to affect us so much. Whew-relief.

When dealing with a person or a group we have to be a bit more precise. I have learned to check in with myself during conversations to determine exactly what feelings and moods are mine and which ones are not. I am certain at this point a person reading this who is not an empath would be thinking “what the hell is this woman going on about”? And probably having some judgemental response about my personal strength or lack thereof. (We will get to that later).

Anyway, us empaths may actually have to do this exercise regularly or we take on other people’s stuff and carry it around like it’s our own, and let me tell you! It becomes a very heavy burden! So, empaths, do yourself a favor and get really conscious about this. It will definitely help you lighten your load!

Now, about the appearance of empaths being weak. EMPATHS ARE FAR FROM WEAK. We are superbly strong. Anyone who can handle this gift HAS to be strong. I’m talking forged steel strong. Not taking an empath seriously, or the empath herself not taking herself seriously is a grievous mistake! We are stronger than the masses I assure you! And as empaths we are the compassionate ones- that makes us extremely important. Light of the world important. Would anyone argue with me that compassion is THE most valuable and needed emotion right now? Seriously? In this world today it is needed more than ever!

~Hug your favorite empath today. We could use a little love and appreciation~

The Right Massage

Most people understand the benefits of massage, yet most of us (me included) don’t feel we can afford it or haven’t found the right therapist. Right? Wrong to the first and yes, the latter takes some time. First, we have to talk ourselves out of not spending the money, which means we have to put ourselves at the top of the priority list! Not taking care of the kids and/or our spouse or other family and friends. You first! Conquer that and you are going somewhere.

Finding the right therapist can actually be more challenging. Hopefully, you will be able to see the therapist’s face and bio and get a FEEL for them before you meet. When you contact them I would hope you receive an actual phone call so you can hear their voice. If at this point you are not turned off, ask them if they offer initial consultations. All of this is especially important for those of us who know we are extra sensitive to energy. So, if the first time you meet and you are not feeling happy about the experience in one form or another- don’t go back! Continue your search!

For extra sensitives like me, seeing that they practice some form of energy work is also helpful.
Just think of the Nirvana your body and Soul will feel once you do find the right therapist. It will all be worth it.

~Here’s to Your Bliss!~

Qi what?

Qi by definition, (in traditional Chinese medicine and philosophy) is the vital life force that flows through the body. What does that mean? How do we get in touch with that and why would we want to?

Every living thing carries its own qi or chi or prana or life force- whatever you choose to call it, we all have it or we wouldn’t be alive. It is at the core of us, our very essence. Feel it? That subtle energy that runs through us constantly. When I am teaching people about energy I like to use the example of being in line at the grocery store and feeling someone behind you even before you see them. They are in your space. You feel them energetically. That is the energy I am referring to here.

What most people don’t know is that we can actually work with that energy for our own health and happiness and well as the health and happiness of everyone else, even Mother Earth herself.

There are so many ways to do this. I’ve been practicing and teaching Reiki for over a decade. This form of energy work is well-known. There are over a million of us practitioners on the planet. Another one of my favorites is QiGong. Qigong, which is sometimes spelled Chi-Kung (and pronounced chee-gung), is the study and practice of cultivating vital life-force through various techniques, including: Breathing techniques, Posture, Meditations, and Guided imagery.

My qigong teacher, Jeff Primack of Supreme Science Qigong, teaches us breathing techniques and postures with hand movements to promote this flow of qi. Improving the flow of qi leads to enhanced wellness on every level, particularly our physical bodies. I believe this work is extremely important and used in conjunction with meditation and practices such as Reiki, it can and does keep us healthy physically, mentally, emotionally, and Spiritually.

I encourage you to seek out teachers in these fields.

It will do wonders for you and for the entire population.


Energy, Frequency and Vibration

Nicola Tesla, a famous engineer and physicist (and my favorite) from the 1890’s is quoted in saying, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
As an engineer and Spiritual enthusiast, I get this. Everything is energy, and I mean everything. You, me, the chair you are sitting on, the air you breathe.

You may not feel the energy of the chair you sit on but I’ll bet you feel the energy of someone in line at the grocery store behind you that is just a bit too close. Why? Because we are that. We are energy. We vibrate. And we feel what and who does vibrate at about the same frequency- and we feel what and who does not.

What does this translate to in everyday life? Sometimes a feeling of peace, sometimes a feeling of annoyance, sometimes a feeling of ‘I gotta get out of here right now’! Ever walk into a room full of people and immediately feel stressed or drained? Ever go somewhere in nature and feel a sense of peace? This is because the frequency of the place either matches you- or doesn’t. Pay attention! If you want to feel good, if you want to have a peaceful life, you must pay attention.

You know the people that make you feel drained after being with them. You know the situations that just wear you out. But you might not know why. It is energy baby, and I am telling you this is what it’s all about. This is what makes your life happy or sad.

Try it. Choose to spend some time thinking about where you are at, who you are with and how you feel. Does this place make you feel good? Do these people make you feel worse than you did before you came? Pay attention! I hear you going ‘huh’ during and after this experiment. Then think about it, and them. Why do they make me feel good? (or bad?). Because you either vibrate at their or that level or you do not.

Choosing not to spend time in a situation, an environment or with people that make you feel ‘less’. See what happens. Do you feel better? Less stressed? Less drained? Think about these things. Choose not to be in that environment. Choose not to be with those people, and see how you feel. It’s important, isn’t it? You are important, aren’t you?

Being aware of how people make you feel, being aware of how certain environments make you feel is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT for vibrant health, and especially for a joyous life.

~ You Matter!~


Walking barefoot

Let us think a bit more about energy. We feel energy because we are energy. Planet Earth has her own energy too. Every single thing does. When we feel good our energy is high-literally a higher frequency than when we feel pain or negative emotion.

Every emotion has a particular frequency range. The higher the frequency, the better we feel. Here is a visual for you:

Emotional Frequency Chart

See so when you are angry you are literally vibrating at about the 150 Hz range; whereas, when you are feeling joy you are vibrating at about the 540 Hz range. That’s why anger feels crappy and promotes disease and joy feels awesome and promotes healing!

Back to Mother Earth. The Earth behaves like a gigantic electric circuit. Its electromagnetic field surrounds and protects all living things with a natural frequency pulsation of 7.83 hertz on average — the so-called “Schumann resonance,” named after physicist Dr. Winfried Otto Schumann, who predicted it mathematically in 1952.

We can think of it like the Earth’s pulse or heartbeat. Interestingly, 7.83 hertz is also the human brain’s average alpha frequency in electroencephalography. Among the five main categories of brain waves, alpha waves, which stand in the middle of the scale, induce relaxation but not quite a meditation — a state where we begin to tap into the wealth of creativity that lies just below our conscious awareness.

So, what is interesting about this relationship? As researchers look deeper into it, it turns out that tuning our brain waves to the planet’s pulse is not only healthful (as is tuning out, unhealthful) for us but it might be connected to the beginning of life itself.

Walking barefoot “grounds” us, slows us down, draws us away from frenzied or “split” energy, brings our energy back into balance, and actually promotes healing. Take your shoes off outside, on the ground, and just stand there for a few quiet moments. Feel your body and mind start relaxing. Notice your breath slowing down. Perhaps you can even feel the stress leaving your body. Just a few minutes whenever you feel stressed or out of sorts.

You will be glad you did!

~Here’s to Mother Earth!~


Distance Healing

To most of us the idea of being able to heal or be healed by someone who is not physically touching us is strange. It is difficult for us to wrap our heads around the idea as we are physical bodies. We only identify with being physical flesh and bone.


Consider for a moment, though, that energy moves through our physical body. Movement of energy through our body is what allows us to digest food or run a marathon or heal from an illness. Even if we are taking medication for an illness, that medication as it runs through our body is exchanging energy with what is already there inside.

Our energy also extends beyond our physical body. Have you ever felt somebody behind you in the line at the grocery store before you ever saw them? This is evidence that you feel them energetically. An energy field exists around each of us and if we are in close enough proximity to another person we can feel them.

Many practices and traditions exist for manipulating energy through intention. Prayer is one that everyone knows and is comfortable with. Reiki, Shamanic practices, therapeutic touch, quantum touch are a few others. Mass meditation has been shown to be a powerful tool and no one is touching anyone.

The intention is incredibly powerful. If you intend to get well, for instance, your chances of getting well are much better than if you stayed in a fearful state.

In quantum physics space and time don’t mean much. In studying the quantum field it becomes quite clear that things aren’t as they appear in the physical 3rd dimension. Physicists have determined and shown experimentally that two particles can exist in two different locations at the same time. How crazy is that? Without going too deep down the rabbit hole, you can see that everything is energy.

Energy can be manipulated through thought alone. Anyone can do this. Those of us who have studied distance healing have extra tools and practices to help us with distance healing. We practice and practice and it becomes natural and normal. Our successes speak for themselves.

We all need healing on some level and these days no one is touching anyone. Perhaps the time is ripe to open our minds to the idea of distant healing.