“Mummy, I like being part of this family.” The words my 6 year old daughter exclaimed as she excitedly carried her sausage roll on our walk just days ago. I paused, looked at her and thought she must be saying that because we had just bought her a sausage roll (she is a bit of a foodie like me). I questioned her, “Oh that’s so lovely. What makes you feel that way?” “Because I just love it,” and she leans in for a hug…
It was a that moment I realised, we had done it! We had truly created the life we wanted!
You see, six years ago our little family was living a very different lifestyle. We had a house that exceeded our needs, I was on maternity leave just barely making it through the day with two children with high needs, my daughter would scream all night and not sleep and my toddler was in need of constant stimulation, (he never got tired like, never) in which we now understand and have a diagnosis for, but at that time both kids were suffering extreme anxiety as were my husband and I. My daughter had severe food intolerances and developed anorexia, yes you heard it right at the age of one her anxiety and food intolerances gave her an eating disorder and she was failing to thrive. We were also bombarded with so many toxic relationships around us from immediate family members and beyond, which was creating tension and anxiety for both of us. We had a mortgage that was excessive which left us with a full house but completely empty hearts and we were not creating a life that was true to our soul or an environment we wanted our children to grow up in. We were stressed, tired and falling apart. We knew that we needed to make some massive changes and that our children didn’t need the fancy things around them but they needed attentive parents who were able to deal with their own short comings and trauma, inable to create a calmer stress free environment for them to thrive in.
So that’s just what we did. We decided to sell our fancy house (which enabled me to take a few extra years off work to support the high needs of our kids), we began to deal with the toxic relationships around us it started with drawing some very uncomfortable boundaries, which lets say when you’re dealing with narcissists that’s no easy task! There were many opinions flying around about the choices we were making but one thing stood strong, we knew what we were trying to create and we were not backing down. We have had to leave behind many toxic immediate family member who simply will never change and we understand that that’s ok, as we are all on different parts of our soul journeys.
Once our house sold, we decided to take a few months off and travelled around parts of Australia with our two kids and the bare minimum and guess what, in the first week the kids anxiety levels dropped and in that time away my daughter overcame her eating disorder. She began to put on weight for the first time in three months. Removing the children from the toxic environments and seeing them begin to thrive, it was pretty clear we were onto something.
Upon return, we purchased a much more modest home and we continued to peel back our own onion layer further (trauma, pain, emotions) and continued to work on removing all toxic relationships around us. Its funny when you start working on creating the life you want you realise just how much you held on to that was not serving your soul’s purpose and in fact prohibiting your growth. You also gain an understanding of the fact you have been numbing your pain with possessions and trying to find your own value through others, but the truth is, it always started with you and only you.
Throughout it all we have begun to connect deeper as a family and our children are so much more settled as a result of us healing and removing the things that were not serving us. We still have layers to go and that’s ok. We are on our way and beginning to see the fruits of our labour. Honestly, what you do not heal within yourselves your children will show you what you need to work on.
Now you’re probably wondering what this has to do with the current global situation we are all in?
Well, my view (take it or leave it) and many other awakened souls on the planet believe and have an inner knowing that this current situation is a mass spiritual awakening for humanity. We are being given the opportunity to rest and reflect on the life we are currently living. As a collective this really is a chance to change the life we have grown to know and improve our future for the generations to come. Most (not all) of us have become so disconnected from our inner spirit (soul) and the Earth and replaced this connection with material things, toxic relationships or addictions to numb the pain and trauma we carry and the emotions we are trying to avoid.
Well guess what? You can’t ignore it forever…
I understand the fear of change and of the unknown. I have been there many times (different circumstances) but I have been there. I have been asked numerous times in the past few weeks how come you are so calm? I’m calm because I see the opportunities in being still, tackling your inner emotions and hitting rock bottom. There is much more to my story but I have hit rock bottom in the past, to the point where you can’t actually see any other options, yes that point!!! I have numbed my pain and replaced it with possessions, false relationships, addictions and was living a life untrue to my soul, a life that was expected of me not one I was happy with. I have completely reinvented myself and I understand its bloody painful work!
I know there are many that are worried and under pressure about their businesses, finances, health and families and that’s completely valued. Grieve what you need to but please don’t stay there. Please see the opportunity in the stillness to reconnect to the things that truly matter. It’s a chance to reboot yourselves, your families, your mind set and get your shit together. Don’t fear the unknown, understand all things in the universe, serve a purpose and if you have air in your lungs, a place to sleep and something in your belly that is far more than a shitload of people on this planet before the virus.
Use this as an opportunity to see this, reflect and do something about the things that do not spark your soul.
Use this time to think about the lifestyle you live. Do you like it? Do you think working 40 plus hours a week to have a fancy house and a car and do expensive stuff is worth it? Or, when this is over ,could you change your lifestyle?
Do you think it’s ok for a small portion of the world’s population to hoard all the money while children in other parts of the world die of starvation daily? (Puts hoarding of groceries into perspective doesn’t it)!
Is it ok that we grow and produce some stuff locally, but yet import from afar?
Is it ok that many still believe children should not have a voice? So many believe that wisdom comes from age in which it sometimes does, however I know many children who possess the gift of wisdom, you just need to listen. The kids being born are here to get humanity through and show us the way. So many have been born to awaken their parents, I know mine have definitely played a role in my own awakening.
Are you aware that we are all connected? We all receive our energy from the same source. Think of the cosmos as a battery and in order to be alive we need its lifeforce energy to be active within us. This applies to every living thing, plants, trees, animals, anything that is alive. So, if we are all receiving energy from the same source, we are all essentially connected. So when you hurt others and our planet, you essentially hurt yourselves!
It’s time to wake up! It’s time to fix this broken world, but each of us need to start with ourselves first, so take this opportunity the universe has provided to us all, look beyond the surface and heal our wounds and our hearts so together we can create a world that cares beyond oneself.
The choice is yours. Fear or opportunity… love or greed… hope or despair…
I know what I choose and I have faith that many will follow their hearts and inner calling too, so we all can have a future where our children can all say, “I like being part of this family.”
Did you know that no one actually has power over you unless you allow them to?
I think we have all given away our personal power without even realising it at times. When we allow the actions of others to bother us, consume our thoughts with their words or actions and then change our perception about ourselves or even change the way we act or we begin to live our lives as we feel that we are expected to rather than how we want to, we are giving away our personal power.
Personal power relates to your Solar Plexus chakra which funnily enough is mostly blocked by shame and unworthiness. Both of these feelings are really just perceptions of yourself. When this chakra is blocked, not only can your personal power, perception and wisdom be affected, you are likely to physically experience issues with autoimmune diseases, stomach, liver, gall bladder (digestive system), insomnia, chronic fatigue, nervous disorders, allergic reactions, stress, panic attacks, confusion and worry (just to name a few).
Balancing your Solar Plexus chakra can bring these things back into balance enabling you to feel more confident, emotionally balanced and regain your power back.
There are many ways to bring your Solar Plexus chakra into balance, Reiki being my all time favorite, but crystals such as Citrine, Golden Topaz, Amber and Sunstone will work wonders too. The Solar Plexus chakra is the colour yellow and colour therapy will help too, whether that is eating yellow foods, wearing yellow or even painting your space yellow.
Another way you can regain your personal power is to redirect your thoughts. When we become aware of when we are giving away our power and make the decision to stop ourselves and redirect our thoughts, we actually strengthen the circuitry in our brains, known as your neural pathways (Dr Kim & Dr Hill Authenticity Associates). This gives us a stronger capability to create a pattern of healthy thoughts for future situations that may arise (see the link for further details).https://www.authenticityassociates.com/neural-plasticity-4-steps-to-change-your-brain/?fbclid=IwAR1ovcdEN8e7jeaiREwKRH-IsdncY4UF2tQ_IbpHkTC9q6_HuOVMLvvaacI
I have recently been working with my children and using this simple technique from Doreen Virtue’s Angel Therapy guide book and it seems to be working brilliantly. While lying on your back, focusing on your Solar Plexus chakra (which is the energy centre above your belly button), say silently or aloud;
“Archangel Michael, I call upon you now. Please cut any cords of fear from my Solar Plexus chakra to anyone whom I’ve given my power away to.”
Allow the chords to be cut and see the difference. This has done wonders for a few situations where another person was continuously overpowering my child and he was reacting to their behavior (which was ultimately giving this person more of his personal power). I sat there in gratitude for this knowledge as I watched the relationship change to an even balance of energy exchange.
These are just a few ways in which you can empower yourself, regain your self confidence and personal power.
If you are interested in learning more about your chakras and other energy centres within your body and how they can affect your well-being, I can’t recommend Reiki enough. It has been through my studies and further studies (I am always researching more) that I have acquired this knowledge. I love to share it, I love others to be aware of the things we as a society have forgotten. I want to re-empower you. Please contact me if you are ready to learn more and attend one of my courses.
Now go and reclaim your power!!!
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Crystals absorb energy, just as we do. It’s important to energetically cleanse and re-tune their frequency to maintain their effectiveness. The full moon is perfect as it is the brightest and most powerful (the night before and after the full moon are just as effective too).
Crystals are best charged by laying them on the earth just after sundown. You can smudge them with sage first if you wish also. If it’s going to rain make sure you keep your water sensitive crystals inside (see below). Leave them out overnight to recharge them and bring them in in the morning. Alternatively you can leave them on a window sill to expose them to the moon light. If it’s cloudy this will not effect the moons energy and the crystals will still be cleansed. Make sure you include your crystal jewelry in the cleanse too.
Water sensitive crystals
Azurite, Halite, Selenite – water soluble.
Lapis Lazuli, Opal, Turquoise – porous, do not soak, dry after cleansing.
Malachite – cool water only
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy, commonly referred to as “energy healing”. Reiki has been around for thousands of years. The most commonly used and well known Reiki system is Usui Reiki that emerged in Japan in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is a Japanese word which means Universal Life Force Energy. This is the energy that is present in all living things, it comes from the cosmos and the connecting elements of the Earth. The kanji (Japanese alphabet) definition of “Rei” means universal, from God, or unlimited and “ki” is the life force energy which flows through all living things. “Ki” is the same as “chi” in Chinese, or “prana” in Sanskrit it is the universal life force that emanates from every living thing.
To put it simply Rei- Universal Ki- Life Force Energy
Reiki- To balance Universal Life Force Energy.
Reiki involves the laying of hands above or on the body. The Reiki practitioner channels the energy and targets the energy fields and chakras around the body, to move stagnant energy. The Reiki will go to where it is needed most, as it has its own intelligence it is able to assist the areas that are in need of this vital life force energy.
Energy can become blocked in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. When our energy centres are blocked and not vibrating at the correct frequency, then we are more prone to illness or lowered resistance. A Reiki healing will help to restore the flow of energy and remove these blocks within the body, allowing us to balance and restore our personal frequency by releasing what no longer serves us.
When our energy bodies are aligned and flowing this has an overall benefit to our spiritual, emotional and physical wellbeing.
BENEFITS OF REIKI
- Improves sleep
- Increases relaxation
- Eases physical pain & stiffness
- Enhances natural healing within the body
- Reduces stress
- Balances the mind & emotions
- Increases energy
- Stimulates the immune system
- Detoxifies the body
- Removes energy blocks
- Boosts your immune system
- Can help bring up the emotions that need to surface in order to heal
Reiki is a safe and non invasive complimentary therapy ! Never underestimate the power of the Universe!
Crystals are alive and carry electromagnetic frequencies. They function by absorbing energy from their external surroundings into their internal structures where imbalances are corrected. Just as it’s important to service our car or recharge our batteries on our phones, in order for them to function correctly it is just as important to energetically cleanse and recharge our crystals. Crystals can only hold so much negative charge before they become overloaded and reduce their effectiveness. This can result in splitting, cracking or transferring imbalances into our aura.
It is also important to not let dust collect on them as it prohibits them from working correctly or can cause them to split or break. If you have a crystal that splits or breaks you should bury it in the Earth.
Ways to cleanse
Sea water is most effective but tap water will do! Hold your crystals under the running water and say ” I transmute all negativity into light.” Make sure you dry your crystals off completely but avoid doing this with Azurite, Halite and Selenite as they are water sensitive. Also, Malachite can only tolerate cool water. If you do happen to head to the sea, pop your crystals into a mesh bag or hold them carefully in the water and allow the energy from the incoming waves to bring the clean energy with it and each time the waves go out, they take the old energy away.
Crystal love moonlight! On a full moon (preferably) once the sun has gone down, lay your crystals on the Earth and leave them out overnight to recharge. Again, be careful of your water sensitive crystals. You can place the water sensitive crystals on your window sill if you like. It is great if you are able to smudge them with sage or purify them with sound first but this is not essential.
Leave your crystals in then sunlight for a few hours to absorb healing rays from the sun.
You can purify your crystals with sound from music, bells or a singing bowl.
Amethyst Cluster Bed
Place stones overnight on the Amethyst. Be sure to recharge this cluster bed from time to time also.
Smudge your crystals with dried sage to clear them. Allow the smoke to fully cover each surface until you feel they are clear.
I have not tried this one, but laying your crystals or covering them with brown rice for 24 hours can recharge them also.
For those of you attuned to Reiki CKR, SHK, HSZSN, DKM to clear, cleanse and program your Crystals.
If you are using crystals for healing clients, it’s essential that they are cleansed between clients. It is also best to keep your personal crystals and healing crystals separate.
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Black Tourmaline is electrical in nature and provides a connection between the Earth and base chakra (which is the energy centre that connects you to the Earth). This is why it is great to use for grounding and protecting your energy field. It will create an equivalent of an electrical force field around your aura so lower vibrations will bounce straight off you.
You can use this stone to purify and neutralize your own thoughts and internal conflict, it will even transform dense energy into a lighter vibration. You can also use this to help protect yourself against electromagnetic smog from mobile phones and computers etc. Although I would highly recommend looking into Shungite stone if you are looking for the best protection against EMF.
Black Tourmaline promote detoxification, relieve stress and anxiety, increases alertness and protects you from stressful and negative environments. It really works on all areas physically, emotionally and mentally.
I use it regularly to help ground and protect myself, clients and sensitive kids from any lower harmful energies. They can put in in their pocket or carry it in their school bag. I even place it in their pillow slip if need be.
This stone is also great for protecting a space by placing a stone in each corner of the room creating a crystal grid of protection.
Be sure to regularly cleanse your crystals. https://www.adelaidereiki.com.au/cleansing-and-charging-your-crystals/