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I had the privilege of hearing Maya Angelou speak in 1993 at Bill Clinton’s Presidential Inauguration.  She is Love and Strength, incarnate.  RIP and enjoy your angel dance, dear One.

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Love

Every time I begin to write on love I cry. Who wouldn’t? The mere thought of love engulfing my heart and soul crack me wide open.

I told a colleague recently that I loved them. I tell clients often, that I love them. Isn’t the world a better place, for acknowledgement of LOVE without all of the perceived constraints? Why is it that so many, lay burdens on love….Expectations. Associated weights — with an expression of pure Joy. Pure Being. In Harmony with all that Is.

Love for me is the same as channeling the Divine. When I feel my heart and soul swell, I know I am in alignment with and channeling Divine Being.

Why then, won’t more people express and experience love?

Lovers

We are the peace keepers

The fire burners

The soul stirrers.

Why not more?

More expression more often, more frequently, more vehemently.

I dare you.

-Angela

At the center of everything is an energy, an immaterial material I’ll identify as love. -The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, as channeled and told by Annie Kagan

Buddha was not a Buddhist. Jesus was not a Christian.  Muhammad was not a Muslim.  They were teachers who taught Love.  Love was their religion.  -Unknown

Love is not something you are in it is something that you are. -David Icke

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Many are asking me, how I distinguish between an Empath, a Healer, an Indigo and a Seer – lenses that we are picking up and looking through in a new program called Spiritual Spy Glass, which launched earlier in the month. The program has a rolling enrollment – meaning you can jump on at the beginning of each month. You can find more information on the program here: www.energyintuit.com/ssg . This post is the second in a series of four on the nuances of these sensitivities, these qualities at an intuitive level.

The Healer is an extension of the Empath http://wp.me/p2vm4l-8b . Many Empaths are Healers, not all Healers are Empaths. We feel and intuit others’ emotions through our gut – our second or sacral chakra. The Healer works a bit higher up, through their fourth chakra or heart chakra. All healing is the transmission of love. Our hands are governed by our heart chakra. Through the ages all religions have stories of hands on healing and the miracle of laying-on-of-hands, Jesus Christ being one of the most famous and infamous of healers. Many debates go on around his healing abilities – whether it was genetic, vs. channeling the Holy Spirit, vs. channeling Usui Reiki.

The Healer archetype has been around at least as long as Man has been. Currently we see this archetype in caring and nurturing professions–Physicians, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Dentists, Counselors, etc. It seems that Reiki can be found fairly pervasively now too and hundreds of alternative energy healing modalities abound. Healers are found in all walks of life really. You may feel the healing nature of your lawyer, of a stranger who you sit next to on the subway or that from a toll taker on the turnpike. There are no ‘professional’ limits to the Healer.

As Healers we naturally and intentionally channel divine, healing energy. Healing someone from an ungrounded state, essentially pulling and giving of our own life-force energy or chi – is a big no-no. This is a fast way to illness and exhaustion. It’s important to realize and then act from a place of being a conduit, channel, vessel, or as Shamans would say act as an empty bone, to flow this energy through you to others.

One of the tricky parts – so many people walk around having no idea or a mild idea that they are a Healer and so may feel physically compromised, drained or tired as a result.

Indicators of the Healer archetype (if you have any of these you too may be a Healer):

  • If you are an Empath or check here: http://wp.me/p2vm4l-8b
  • You are near someone in distress or ill and you feel your hands or other parts of your body tingle
  • You feel peoples’ emotions in your heart both positively and negatively
  • People tell you they feel better being around and with you
  • You have a sense, thought, feeling that someone needs you and you reach out and find it to be true
  • You are asked for advice, often
  • You have been told that you have a sensitive system
  • You know you have a sensitive system based on how you react to food, drugs, chemicals, substances, etc.
  • You feel anxious
  • You naturally know what will make yourself and others feel better and it likely involves some form of grounding
  • You seem to hear the calls of those in need and feel them in your body
  • You have an interest in all things alternative, paranormal, supernatural
  • You seek medical attention for headaches, heart palpitations or other medical maladies which turn out to be un-diagnosable

If you know you are a healer and/or suspect that you are, begin to pay attention to your body and particularly your hands when you are in a caring or nurturing type situation. If you have or are experiencing anxiety or a strong desire to express – to run or move, to paint, to write, to sing, etc. – please do move and/or express. This is one of the best ways to clear what is a build of up healing energy inside of you.

We’re channels for this energy and if we’re unaware it can clog up our subtle energy body. Therefore expression, exercise, rest, time in nature, water and healthy foods along with salt baths can relieve some of this. Allowing healing and empathic energies to clog up our subtle energy bodies is akin to dirty oil in your engine or atherosclerosis in your body – keeping these channels clear will benefit our health.

As long as you are approaching the expression of this energy from a grounded place (go here for more information on grounding: http://wp.me/p2vm4l-6A) feel free to place your hands over your loved ones, pets or the earth and apply some healing to their/the situation! It really is this simple. Get grounded, set an intention that you are a vehicle for healing, check your ego at the door and apply your loving hands.

As a Healer you are becoming aware of these sensitivities for a reason. The world needs as many nurturing, healing people as it can get!

This will get you started in identifying and discerning whether you are a Healer and how to work with your sensitivities.   For more information sign up and tune in for this upcoming, free webinar entitled: The Heart of the Healer, 5/1/14 at 7pm EDT By opting into this email list — http://eepurl.com/QuXfL you’ll receive the free webinar log-in information and information about the upcoming webinars to be held in support of the Indigo and the Seer.

During the The Heart of the Healer I’ll cover more in-depth what it means to be a Healer, how to ground and flow healing energy and I’ll address healing through intention, prayer and meditation from a distance.

Disclaimer:   I am neither a medical professional nor a licensed mental health counselor. If you are experiencing problems with your emotions or unexplained physical discomfort please consult a medical, mental health or holistic practitioner attuned to Intuition and energy psychology. Diagnosis by written content on the internet is inadvisable and ill-advised.

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Many are asking me, how I distinguish between an Empath, a Healer, an Indigo and a Seer – lenses that we are getting ready to pick up and look through in a new program called Spiritual Spy Glass, launching next week. This post is the first of a series of four on the nuances of these sensitivities, these qualities at an intuitive level.

What’s the difference between being empathic on behalf of someone and being psychically empathic? The difference is one of consciously feeling what someone is going through and less consciously feeling what someone is going through. When we demonstrate empathy, say, for a friend going through a challenging time, we move ourselves into their shoes as best we can. We consciously ‘feel’ what it must feel like to be going through their situation. We empathize with how it must feel to get news of a sick relative, lose a job, etc. Here is a great article on how to cultivate more empathy of the non-intuitive type:

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/six_habits_of_highly_empathic_people1

When we are experiencing life as an Empath, it is far more pervasive and ill-defined. The vast majority of people who are Empaths are walking around unknowingly. My hope is that this post will shed some much needed light on how it is that we feel things from others and more importantly, what we can do to lessen its ill-effects on our being and health.

I’ll refer to intuitive/psychic empathy as Empathy, from here on out. Empathy is genetic, rooted in our DNA and in our brains. It if often heightened by out-of-body (OOB) and near-death-experiences (NDEs) and it was in my case at the age of 7 when I was hit by a car. Empathy can be augmented and shut down with traumatic events whether objectively traumatic (sexual abuse, torture, etc.) or perceptively traumatic. Many people, particularly Empaths, may witness or experience something that feels very traumatic to them but not to others. A classic example: The old adage that children should be seen and not heard and children hearing and feeling this from elders.

Empathy is the spongiest of the intuitive skills as Empaths seem to absorb everyone’s feelings. There are varying degrees of this. Some people may experience it pervasively and others maybe only with certain people. Empaths vary in degrees by their levels of self-awareness and empowerment. If you experience any of the following situations/scenarios – you are empathic–you are an Empath. The beauty of this sensitivity – consider yourself as having a more complete communication package!  The benefits to becoming empowered through your Empathy is that you’ll feel more balanced in how you relate to people and with how you walk through your life.  I’ll follow up these scenarios with some critical coping skills.

  • You become tired or fatigued after being in public places – especially malls, concerts, sporting events.
  • You sense someone’s emotions, contrary to what they are expressing. This can cause great self-doubt, especially in children. Example: a teacher appears to like your child and treat him fairly. He feels the judgment and disdain from the teacher and ‘knows’ otherwise.
  • People gravitate towards opening up to you. Strangers may tell you their secrets on the subway!
  • People tell you they feel better when they are in your presence. You’ve been called nurturing, compassionate, caring, a great listener, etc.
  • You either prefer solitary time and/or identify with feeling better when you can get some time alone to recharge.
  • Violent or loud music, harsh voices, gory and violent tv and movies bother you – you avoid them.
  • You sense energies in places and with things – you may be either drawn to old objects for their energies or avoid them for the same reason, preferring new objects with no emotions attached to them.
  • You turn to food, drugs & alcohol as a way of dulling/numbing out all that you feel and sense from your over-stimulating world.
  • You experience swift mood shifts and/or have been called moody. You may have the awareness that these feelings don’t ‘feel’ like they are yours.
  • You have experienced physical symptoms of another – their stomach ache, headache, etc – empathetic/sympathetic pains.

Not only is this intuitive skill of Empathy the spongiest, it can be the weightiest and most responsibility-laden of them all. It means a lifelong process of coping and self-care. It means owning your emotions and discerning those of others – essentially a deep call to self awareness.

Suggested Coping Skills:

  • Build an awareness of your emotions. If you’ve historically bottled things up you may be harming yourself with this approach. Find a therapist who aligns with Energy Psychology concepts. (recently recognized by the APA as a credible sub-category of practice, 2012)
  • Talk things out with a therapist, counselor, confidante or trusted friend and/or find a group of like-feeling/like minded people who are interested in discussing what life is like as an Empath.
  • Give yourself breathing room. Deep breathing is a fast way to clear your head and revitalize.
  • Stop and get grounded. For grounding suggestions go here: http://wp.me/p2vm4l-6A
  • Cultivate mindfulness in your approach to life. Bring simplicity and full presence to all that you do.
  • Meditate! http://wp.me/p2vm4l-6A
  • Get out into nature, nature soothes. Remind yourself of nature’s simple beauty, our connectedness to one another and just how good it feels to put your feet on the ground or in that stream.
  • Bathe in Epsom salts or shower with the intention of releasing all that you may be feeling that is not yours and not serving You.
  • Check in with your aware self – Is what I’m feeling mine or tied to a situation in my life? If not – send it back to where it came from with love and awareness. This simple thought process can save you much grief and pain!  When we are going through personally painful situations, others’ emotions can exacerbate and exaggerate ours.  Be gentle with yourself.

One of the most important takeaways from this is that being an Empath can be complex. You may be so accustomed to feeling other peoples’ emotions that your own may feel foreign or confusing. As an Empath, it may feel much easier to sense the emotions of others and mistake them as our own. This is why becoming aware, working with a counselor skilled in intuition, taking deep responsibility for your own well-being are critical.

I’ll offer you one metaphysical coping skill too: Many times you may be advised to employ a ‘white light of protection and shielding’. This is great advice! It’s as simple as imagining yourself in an egg-shaped bubble of white, healing and protecting light. Or placing that in your mind’s eye or with positive intention around your home, your car, your family. As an Empath, we are naturally connected to the hearts of others. This is not a weakness and we can learn responsibly how to sense others’ feelings without completely shielding from it. This is why I would suggest either a pink light or a lavender light as a sensing filter. Pink light is one of love and lavender light for me is one of higher knowing. If you employ either the intention and or the visuals of these lights, as filters vs. shields, you may feel more balanced and able to stay in the love end of the fear-love spectrum vs. the fear end.

As an Empath, you were born with these skills for a reason. Embrace the empowerment that is inherent in this gift and let me know if I can support you in any way.

Feel free to tune in on 3/31/14 at 8pm EST for a free webinar entitled, Journey of The Empath. Click here to register for this free event: http://eepurl.com/QuXfL

Disclaimer:   I am neither a medical professional nor a licensed mental health counselor. If you are experiencing problems with your emotions please consult a medical, mental health or holistic practitioner attuned to Intuition and energy psychology. Diagnosis by written content on the internet is inadvisable.

 

 

 

Getting Unstuck

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Everything is energy.  We know now that what appears solid, isn’t.  It’s merely more dense, slower moving atoms.

How often do you feel stuck in life?  Do you find yourself with impatience around elements of your life and relationships? One of the best antidotes for feeling stuck, sluggish and impatient is to move energy.  This is a great, proactive tool to create movement and step into the flow of life as well.  We can move energy within our bodies through exercise, pranayama (breath work), qi gong and meditation.  Externally, we can clean a closet, rearrange furniture, hang a different picture on the wall or feng shui a space in our lives.  Gardeners know this first hand with moving earth and planting new life.  So many enjoy that churn of energy in the soil.

When we clean out a closet for instance and discard/donate/recycle items that are no longer with purpose for us, we create space for new experiences as well as new stuff and its energy.

Often that feeling of stuckness, stagnancy is mirrored in our living space.  When was the last time you vacuumed under the couch?  Went through those boxes in your attic that have lived there for years?  I’m here to tell you people, no memory is too painful and no thing is too valuable for you to revisit its energy and its purpose in your life.

Do you ever walk through a place that feels warm and inviting?  How about sitting near a statue that feels cold and repellant?  So many people report kids and pets that prefer certain rooms in a house and/or avoid certain rooms – especially at night.  Adults feel it too and we tend to rationalize about this.  Is it a case of repellant spirits and energies in that room?  These spaces can be transformed by removing a piece of furniture, clearing out some of the belongings or rearranging them.  Psychometry is the art of divining energetic/psychic information from objects.  I challenge you to try this with the spaces, places and things in your home.

I challenge you to be with your space and your things in your life, in this fashion.  Sit with your stuff and be in your furniture and tune in to how you feel with it.  This will give you the energy signature of each space and piece.  From here you can feel and decide what to move, discard, clear or replace. Being in this action of moving energy will support your feeling less stuck or stagnant.  Close the loop on this process by sitting with the freshly cleared area and imagining white light filling the area.  Picture fresh air flowing through it and love settling in.  It really can be this simple. xo

Regaining Balance

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This winter has held some deep calls for my family, to balance.  The Universe decided that this winter was the divine time to offer up a stone home on 8 acres, that I’ve been working on manifesting for us.  Intending for us a grounded home in nature, delivered more than I could have imagined (she winks, nods, tips proverbial hat thankfully to the Universe for that ‘more than’ delivery).  Recognizing opportunity and then seizing it were subsequent steps that felt in no way, easy.  Honestly, as much as manifesting and having all that we want in the world is ‘supposed’ to feel effortless?  I find that it often feels like work! 

Every step along the way may offer stress, it will beget more choices, we will feel resistance from ourselves in the form of fear and old stories that love to bend our ears.  Working through all of these, discerning which to dismiss and if any should be heeded–this is where our intuition comes into play.  As we choose, it becomes imperative to listen to our deep knowing—to our sage inner voice behind the fear-mongering ones that scream at us during stressful times.

Do you recall one of those fitness inventions that is a balancing ball with a platform ledge around the outside?  It looks like a rendition of the planet Saturn.  You place your feet on the platform ‘ring’ and work to stay balanced, as the ball wobbles and moves.  As you choose to lean in one direction or move an arm in another, you face the constant need to balance yourself on this contraption, engaging loads of muscles in the process.

Listening to our intuition is one way for us to regain balance when we feel wobbly in life.  As we move through life and change and growth, making decisions that aren’t always comfortable, we’ll find ourselves feeling wobbly, ungrounded and generally out of balance at times – trying to figure out which muscle to shift next.  We find that doing the things that have worked in the past, grounding through exercise, salt baths, journaling and meditating – these may no longer offer the same balancing benefits that they once did.  Listening to that intuitive voice that is telling you to go out and socialize, or to go tell a neighbor how you really feel, or to try some different foods – these options may be your new path to regaining balance.  Having the courage to make new, potentially balancing choices are key to living that elusive, fulfilled life.  Bravely listening to those inner and often higher sounding calls, to paint, stop, move, love – these are crevices where fulfilled lives gestate. 

Pausing to listen to our intuition is a great way to regain a sense of balance.  Remember that our intuition speaks to us in different voices.  Just as we grow, change and evolve, our intuitive voices grow with us.  They morph in support of who we are becoming and what we are choosing.  So if yours sound stern and grandmotherly when you are feeling nudged to meditate, be open to a quiet male voice who may guide you in new ways to play or work less.  Listening to our ever – changing voice of intuition is one way for us to regain our footing and step into more fulfillment as we negotiate the balancing ball that is our life.  Staying open to growth will help you to feel less rooted in old ways and more ready to grounding in new ways as the winds of winter change blow through your worlds.  I wish you all the best!

Types of Soul Connections

I’m re-posting this informative post on Soul Connections.  My attempt is not to be dogmatic but to offer exposure to perspectives that may resonate as your truths.

Enjoy the read!

Types of Soul Connections.

Messages of Love

Our Intuition — our higher selves — speak to us with messages of love.  1556457_491753797600147_1962839282_oAs I work with and guide people to and through their intuitive processes, the most constant question is – “How do I know it’s my intuition?”

That answer is many-fold, some of which I’ll cover here.

First off, it’s a faith walk.  We’re talking about the unseen realms of spirit here, the ethereal energies that sense-able but rarely detectable in many, proven fashions.

Second, if we are seeking proof we aren’t interested in truth.  Seriously.  Truth is another intangible that if you pay attention to how you discern it – we feel into truth.  This feels right.  This doesn’t feel quite right are the things that you may find yourself paying attention to as you are discerning truth around a situation, person or your intuition.

Third, confidence plays a huge role.  As I tell my students and mentees, 10% of cultivating and honoring our intuition is skills training and 90% is mindset shifting.  There are exercises – meditation, affirmations, afformations, psychic exercises, etc. that we can do to support our intuition; yet the biggest portion of our work is in our mindset.  How we we about that instant sense of knowing in situations, what judgments we express against ourselves and that others have expressed against our sensitivities, our own self-talk around whether we are ‘good enough’ to have accurate intuition, etc.

It’s a fine line dance that we do with this inner knowing and breeding the confidence that will fertilize it and questioning or dancing on the fear-based side of the line.

So I offer you this – our Intuition speaks to us lovingly!! It’s actually, the perfect way to cultivate itself as it doesn’t speak in those critical, doubtful ways that our analytical minds and emotions can at times.  If you are sensing loving nudges, playful messages on street signs and license plates, and anything feeling otherwise positive—its your intuition talking to you and through you.  If it presents as critical, negative, judgmental , fear-inducing– escort that shite to your mental door!  It is not, I repeat it is not your intuition or higher self speaking to you.

This month has been one of hibernation for me.  A constant though is my intuition speaking to me in loving ways.  What has rung through the whole month is the Love Boat theme – Love is in the Air by Tom Jones.  Yes, for real!  Remember to be gentle with yourself and do listen to the love of your spirit, your intuition, your higher selves.

I’ll leave you with two quotes from some of my favorite pacifists:

Smile, breathe, and go slowly.  -Thich Nhat Hanh

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden. – Martin Luther King Jr.

And, love is in the air!

xo Angela

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Happy fresh year!  We have so much optimism, collectively on the first day of the year.  This year’s start packs a doubly powerful punch with a New Moon at 6:14am EST.  This is the first time in nearly two decades that a new moon has occurred on the first day of the year.  Enjoy it as the springboard that it is!

 

New moons are a beautiful time to state intentions or wishes.  Beginning a new project?  Creating something anew?  This is an opportune time to do so.  The first 48 hours within the new moon is the juiciest time to launch your dreams.  State your dreams/wishes/intentions in writing, positively in the present tense…as if they are already happening.  Then take this list and send it off into the Universe either by fire or in water.  Both of these elements will ‘transform’ the state of the paper and its writings into another form and carry it forward into motion.

 

I’m spending a few hours in my home office today, because that is the crazy kind of stuff this Intuitive Consultant/Psychic Medium/Energy Healer likes to do!  If you are spending time on your creations today do so with optimism and expansiveness.  Be sure to incorporate balance in your day (no over-working allowed!) with pursuits that bring you joy, vibrancy and satisfaction.  It’s all about the love and that starts with self-love through balance.  Wishing you Love-Filled, Prosperous and Happy new years, all around!

For the Love of…

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I’ve always been taken with the phrase, “For the love of God!” often followed by a frustrated or hyperbolic statement.  I’ve found it funny, frankly.  Maybe due to mostly hearing it in a joking context.  I wasn’t raised religiously.  Sure, there was religion in fits and starts in our household, particularly around the major Christian holidays.  There was always spirituality in some expression – words, being & music mostly.  But Jesus Love?  Bible verse recitations and regular prayer?  No.

 Intellectually I knew what people were alluding to in speaking of God’s love.  I’d experienced the Holy Spirit in slinters, particularly when I visited holy places.  Even more so as I walked through nature or swam in oceans.  I could imagine as I watched evangelical types on tv, writhing with the love of Jesus what that must feel like.  I tended though to connect more with the desire to experience it–in each person that it appeared to be touching.  I wanted to know what it felt like to each person, not just me, to experience that love of Spirit.  Not surprising then, that I now enjoy my life’s work as a psychic, medium and energy healer.  Daily I commune with Spirit and move energy through me, move Spirit through me, as a channel for the healing of others.

 As a Spirited professional I’ve experienced many, objectively cool and powerful moments involving many of the players in world religions.  I’m blessed to be in right relations with me and my purpose.  I’ve always viewed myself as a denizen of all religions and belonging to none.  Imagine my surprise when, beginning 12 days before Christmas, a new relationship with Jesus began for me.

Some chaos upended our family 12 days before Christmas.  No one is hurt, that much I’ll say.  What this set in motion though, has been profound for me. I witnessed in another, the power of forgiveness and compassion with a depth of love that was palpable. Profoundly so.  Heart-openingly so.  What occurred in me in that moment and for many days to follow was an experience of and a communing with Jesus.  As I witnessed this level of forgiveness I felt him.  The son of God, as the story goes. I saw him and felt his love.  I prayed at night and was blessed with his presence, in full apparition, in my bedroom.  I faced some tough choices throughout the week and was guided by his love and enduring presence.  As I strengthened, his presence dissipated.  Not for ego dominating over Spirit – but for less need of bolstering by this regular man who also happened to be a holy man.  This is where it got hard.  Going from feeling the heart-cracking open type of love – to a dimmer light.  I began to chat with Christian friends.  Have you felt Jesus?  How was the experience for you?  Have you experienced him showing up to pull you through and then moving along when you are standing strongly?  What I’ve found in these 12 days leading up to Christmas, through discussion and prayer, is that many people feel this love of Jesus on faith.  Many go through their lives not necessarily seeing and feeling him as I did.  They know and have faith in his healing power and depth-of-love…and that for them is enough.  It seems I have experienced the fireworks version of Jesus’ love and for this I am grateful.

It’s brought new meaning to this season for me.  I’m grateful for a new knowing, of Love and Light.  It won’t send me rushing into religion – I still choose to surf the goodness and lessons of all of them and dismiss the dogma.  It will shift my knowing and stretch my compassion in loving ways.  It strengthens my belief in all that is unseen and propels me deeper into my love of Spirit.  It broadens my peace.

I wish you all deep peace, a knowing love and a bright light within you, during this season of holy days.