The following is a guest post by Michele Rae of The Center Within.
Energetic alliance with expanding energy is healing. It keeps our mind, body, emotions and subtle bodies in balance and harmony and opens us to the higher resonance and frequencies available in the interconnected web of all that is we call consciousness. There are a number of energetic healing techniques that can provide assistance in clearing dense or stuck energy and enhance or replenish life force energy. Some include Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Frequencies of Brilliance, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chiropractic, massage, Shiatsu, breath work, Emotional Freedom Technique, reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine and ayurvedic medicine.
Often, transformational coaches use healing energy and guided imagery to ground, balance and relax our mind, body and heart by connecting with the supporting and nourishing energy of the Earth, our higher selves and spirit. These energies flow through us and the sacred container of space and time we create. This energy supports us as we explore, expose and unblock limiting beliefs, self-talk, patterns, fears, and constrictions. The same flow also cultivates insights, intuition, passion, wisdom, gifts, strengths and expansion.
You can utilize these techniques in your own practice of self-healing and reflection:
- Rest your attention on your breath.
- Relax your body from head to toe.
- Feel your heart, maybe by remembering someone you are grateful is in your life.
- Feel the energy of the Earth rise in your body through the base of your spine, your hands, and feet and out the top of your head. Imagine the top of your head opens to the energy of your higher self and spirit. Feel the energy descending through your body and into the Earth. I often see these energy paths as parallel strands, similar to the configuration of DNA in a helix.
- In this condition of flowing life force energy, bring a question you would like clarity on into your awareness. What does the solution feel like? What pictures arise? What words arise? Is there any fear or tightness around the issue? What expands the possibilities for a creative solution to reveal itself?
- In this energetic state of balance and harmony with all that is, feel your body-mind-heart. Are there any tight or painful areas? Are there places that are aching to expand, express or create? With your attention, direct this healing energy to soften, relax and open these spaces.
As your capacity and sensitivity to feel self-healing energies in and around you grows, notice the energy in your daily life. What depletes or nourishes you as you are making decisions, engaging in the relationship, finding work-life balance, managing stress and contributing to the world at home, at work, and in your community? Investing time, attention and awareness in decreasing constricting energy and increasing expanding energy in your life is a gift to yourself. You are worth it!
“My mom is 30! Does anyone want to marry her?” yelled my eight year old son Josh as we sat on the sun soaked beach. Imagine my sense of shock and embarrassment as several people stared in our direction. Josh was trying to fill the vacated husband and father role that we all desperately wanted filled.
Just like Josh, I was trying to fill my own void and my intention was to remarry 2 years after my divorce. I acknowledged to myself that I had some personal changes to make; after all I was only 23 with three children under the age of 5 when I did get divorced. Surely all the problems in my life weren’t out there. Fortunately, my journey between marriages lasted 17 years. Because I wanted to have a healthy and happy relationship, I knew that meant I had to be happy and healthy first in order for it to work. That is the most essential thing.
Discover What Makes You Happy
My simple advice to you is that you take time for yourself and discover what truly makes you happy. M. Scott Peck author of The Road Less Traveled says, “If you expect another person to make you happy, you’ll be endlessly disappointed.” That is so true. I believe this is the most important lesson all women, married or not, need to learn. We have the ability to be happy and we can learn how to tap our own personal power and exercise our own happiness.
When you find happiness from within your own self, your outside relationships can be placed in their proper perspective. By embracing your life lessons, you can experience happiness in your own life.
There are three one minute exercises that you can do to increase your happiness.
Article submitted by Ellie Peterson
Ellie Peterson has learned how to embrace her life lessons so she can truly enjoy being alive. She is the creator of the Meditative Movement technique that transforms your own energy through meditation, affirmations and movement. Visit ppworkouts.com for more information.
The dictionary defines verbalization as “expressing oneself in words.”Have you ever felt stuck when you wanted to speak up because you felt bashful, intimidated, nervous or afraid about a possible reaction from another person? During a divorce process, this dynamic and interaction this process can become confusing and overwhelming.
When you speak up, energy starts moving and aids in the process of getting unstuck. Pausing, before speaking, while focusing on your intention, can make a significant difference and put you in the driver’s seat of your life. Until now, you may have trained others to believe that you were there only to please them and that you didn’t have basic needs and wants.
Consider the following before you speak:Are you sharing your thoughts and feelings to be heard, to be understood by another, or to express your wants and needs? Are you intending to do harm to another or are you simply wanting to honor how you are feeling and what you are thinking? There is a big difference in energy and impact when you speak with clear intention. Go inside, pause, and you will know. Others may not appreciate your newly found courage and integrity.
Mutual respect is a foundational piece for trust in caring relationships. There can be different levels of sharing depending upon the level of intimacy and history in the relationship. This takes time.
Who do you surround yourself with to be a support team?? Are they supportive of you even though they may not understand parts of your journey and the choices you have made? Have you made a made a commitment to each other to be authentic and always hold the best interest of each other in your consciousness and in your hearts? To share one’s truth with another human being without judging or feeling judged is a beautiful gift you can give to one another.
Asking for what you need or want in the form of a request can facilitate clarity in your communication. It helps with boundaries. As an example, “My request is that you simply listen to me” or “My request is that you listen to me and give me some feedback when I have finished speaking.” It also helps the other person to know what is expected and hoped for from them.
Decide that you are “worth it”, whatever your “it” may be. What you think and how you feel is important. It is a choice and decision that only you can make.you have great wisdom within. If you don’t honor your own soul, who will? You do know and your time is now.
The time is now to step into the light of who you are.You have much to contribute to others.Be proud of who you are and what you know. Speak your truth. Trust you will know what to do next. You are wise. You count. You make a difference.
Louise Griffith MA, LP
It is common to feel like a failure and not worthy when one is going through a divorce, whether or not it is or was your choice. In the end, however, only you can decide the answer to this question. It is important that you honor your wisdom within. Think of the times that you have honored that gentle knowing. What has been the outcome when you paid attention as well as when you ignored it?
Wisdom brings perspective that informs your choices. Wisdom can be accessed when you are in the now. Wisdom is the memory of the soul.
Fear can drown out the voice of wisdom. Fear of the unknown and foreseen as well as unforeseen consequences can keep you from honoring your truth. At the core of who you are, you know what is right for you. At times, you may need the help of a trained professional to journey with you to get to that place. Others may not understand. However, if you don’t honor your own soul, who will? (more…)
I remember the day my now ex-husband told me he was moving out. For months thereafter, the knot in my stomach would just not go away. Because my throat was so tense from stress, it closed off and I had trouble swallowing. I remember wondering if I would ever feel ‘normal’ again or be able to eat a full meal without feeling sick.
With divorce, your body and mind are thrust into a constant state of stress and worry which can seem never-ending. And if there’s children involved, the stress is ramped up a hundred fold. When you are stress, the Fight/Flight/Fright branch of your nervous system, s system set up for temporary emergencies is activated and all your systems are thrown into ‘high alert’. (more…)