Originally Published 10/19/2018
Appreciating Me Journal: An Exercise in Self-Worth is designed to help you to journal YOUR story. A place to write about all the wonderful and amazing things you’ve done in your life, and help you recognize your value. It helps you to recognize that it’s not about what others think or feel about you, but what YOU think and feel about you. It also provides you with easy access for re-reading all the great things they’ve done and accomplished during moments when life may not demonstrate this to you. When done as a daily practice, it’ll help you to plant the seeds of Self-Worth that become louder than anything else around you, strengthening your center in who you truly are. This book has been purposely created in paperback format for ease of travel. Featuring 3 journaling prompts to help get your creative gears rolling and help guide you in this process, as well inspirational quotes.
Not only is this journal a great personal exercise, it also makes a great gift for those who could use a boost to their self-worth, or to help them transform doubting themselves. Get your copy today!
Originally published 6/20/2018
"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force - that thoughts rule the world." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I’m continually fascinated with “possibility.” More so, because I’ve not only experienced many interesting things in my life, but I’ve also witnessed others experience them as well. You could say that I am a lifelong student of “possibility."
Years ago, I had a young woman call me in a state of distress. She was afraid she was being stalked by a young man. She was frightened to the point where she actually asked me if she should move, including moving her mom who was sick and she was caring for at home. I asked her many questions to first rule out any physical danger, and nothing indicated to me that this was the case. Therefore, I realized that, although the young man came on strong enough to frighten her, the problem wasn’t the young man so much as it was her fear. I then asked her if she had any spiritual practices. She told me that she used to be very active with the teachings of Yogananda. Being familiar with his teachings, I then suggested to her that she do a specific meditation each day, and that I’d follow up in a week. When I called her the following week, she began to conversation with, “Judy, you won’t believe what happened.” I laughed because I often hear this. She then tells me that 2 days before our call, she had gone to a coffee shop to get a coffee and that young man was there. Although feeling a bit uncomfortable, she still stayed to get her coffee. The young man then comes over to speak to her. He tells her that he wanted to apologize for his behavior the week before and that he wanted to say goodbye because he was leaving to return to his native country.
Originally published 8/14/2017
One of the many reasons I teach people about energy healing, and why it’s so important, is because l too had to go through my own learning curve in truly discovering and recognizing the many subtleties of energy, and how it affects me. Then, I discovered through working with others, that the same holds true for everyone else.
When it comes to doing energy healing as self-care, I came to recognize that there are 3 ways we experience energy (I actually cover this in more detail in the “The Ways We Experience Energy – With Special Focus on Our Own Energy” webinar.) And they are:
External Energies – This can be environmental, from a distance, projections, or the unseen.
The Here and Now – This is in your immediate environment and could be the location, a person near you, or some “thing” in the unseen (e.g. the spirit of a person who has deceased and passed). Whatever the source, it's happening here and now.
Your Own Energy – This can be the energy of your body, it could be past recordings, you are “perceiving” energy (e.g. you are receiving like a radio), or due to your attention (where your thoughts are directing your energy).
Originally published 10/26/2017
It’s nothing new to my seasoned clients when I ask them to be aware of their thoughts. Especially when they mention a situation with another person that they feel it causing them some level of discomfort. I’m using the word discomfort very generically here, and it could be a person annoyed with their roommate, their family members, partners, etc. It could be anything that is causing them to become judgmental, having unkind thoughts towards the other person, feel irritated, feel disconnected, or whatever else they may be feeling towards another person.
And so I ask them, “what have your thoughts been towards this person?” Honestly.
What I consistently hear is that they’ve been having judgmental thoughts, making conclusions without asking, or simply doing what I call the B & M thoughts (bitching and moaning). All directed towards another person. Once they can acknowledge this, I then ask them what the other persons behavior has been towards them that mirrors their thoughts. Again, the typical answer is that the other person’s behavior is, in fact, mirroring their thoughts.
I then encourage them to re-direct their thoughts (their attention) to thinking only thoughts of gratitude regarding this other person. To find as many things about that person that they really like, or even remember situations with that person that endeared them, and move into a space of gratitude instead. I then encourage them to do this for a whole week.
Originally published Dec. 9, 2017
“Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.” – From the book Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach
When I teach Reiki I to the beginner, I do a simple exercise so that students can personally experience how our energy changes according to what we focus on. I ask for a volunteer and then I ask the volunteer to tell us about something upsetting that happened recently. As the student begins to tell their story of upset for a couple of minutes, I turn to the remaining students and ask them, “What are you aware of and feeling as you listen to her story?” Some comment that they feel a disturbance in their own body, if they’re sensitive to energy. While others comment that they could really feel a change in the air that didn’t feel good.
I then have the volunteer change her story. I ask her to speak about something really wonderful that happened recently, something that left them feeling really good – happy, loving, joyful, whatever it was they felt. Again, after a few minutes of her story, I then turn to the students and ask them the same question again, “What are you aware of feeling as you listen to her story?” Here, the students are surprised. They can feel the volunteer’s energy expand tremendously. Those who are sensitive could feel the transformation as their body no longer experienced the disturbing energy of the previous story. They’re body relaxes and feels much better. Some comment that it’s like the room just lit up.
When I ask the volunteer what they were aware of, they begin to realize that they also felt different with each story. The first left them feeling not good, while the second story left them feeling so much better.
Originally published 10/2/2018
“Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.” – Albert Einstein
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what the stress response is and can do in the previous post, let’s delve into more of the energetics of stress. Before we can delve into this, however, let’s look at some foundational knowledge about energy and our bodies, and we’ll begin with telepathy.
If you run searches on the definition of the word telepathy, you’ll find (like I did), different definitions, even on Wikipedia. The definition I will work with is this. Telepathy is the transmission of information that occurs beyond the five classical senses. So, it’s not just about mind to mind, but communication at all levels, that occurs beyond the classical senses.
If we take into consideration that everything is energy, including our thoughts, emotions, intent, our body, everything we read, hear, speak, and do, then we shift into a perspective of subtle communication, where everything is communicating all the time. More often than not, however, the communication is occurring beyond our conscious (or coherent) awareness. And this is actually an important point. Therefore, in essence, our bodies (yes, plural), are in constant communication with everything, whether we are consciously aware of it or not. If you read Lynne McTaggart’s book, “The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.” McTaggart covers a lot of research that’s been done in this area. A highly recommended read.
Originally published 9/16/2018
Like most people, I’ve always had a familiarity with stress and that basically it didn’t do the body good. And like most people, I equated stress with moments in my life when things felt overwhelming because so much was going on. In the past 6 years, however, I’ve not only studied what really goes on, but I have had personal experiences that demonstrate to me that stress is thee most critical factor in one’s life and health; today, more than ever. In addition, the stress response happens more often than we realize.Let’s begin with the basics about the physiology of stress. Stress is when the body biochemically and physiologically goes into a fight or flight response. Heart rate and blood pressure increases to provide increased blood flow to the extremities, and the adrenal glands begin to produce adrenalin and glucocorticoids. But wait, there’s more. While the body is instantly responding to the possibility of the need to fight or flight, it also tells all other functions to basically, “wait, not now.” So, digestion slows and cells stop repairing themselves, because this isn’t needed to fight or flight. Although when sustained, what the body does can cause fatigue, it’s what the body isn’t doing that eventually causes even more damage.
Originally published 8/5/2018
Whether we realize it or not, we carry our personal history as an energetic signature that stays with us until we clear it. I use the analogy of Pig-pen in the Peanuts cartoon, who walks around in a cloud of dust, except that we walk around in a cloud of our own personal history. And if someone is sensitive enough, they can feel those signatures regardless of how old or new they are. Therefore, whether we’ve experienced something traumatic, got involved with certain activities or people, or had a duration where our attention was focused on a particular subject, this stays within our energetic field. This can also include any experience or encounter we’ve had, seen or unseen, sometimes leaving an indelible energy behind.All these different signatures, over time, can begin to build up and affect us at any level…..physical, emotional, spiritual, or mental. It can often move us away from experiencing our authentic being. Not to mention, it can also affect how we perceive our life at any given moment.
Clearing yourself energetically, then allows you to either release or transform what you have been holding. And because the mind, body, and spirit always seeks it’s innate blueprint, once cleared, it naturally begins to realign with that blueprint. You don’t have to understand intellectually how it happens, you just have to trust that we innately seek to heal (restore balance and wholeness), and allow that innate intelligence to do what it already knows to do.
Originally published 7/5/2018
In the over 15 years that I’ve been helping people with their energy, I’ve consistently observed a fundamental truth that I was initially made aware of during my energy training and have found very interesting since. But, before I go into what this fundamental truth is, know that I too demonstrated the same truth earlier in my training, and at times catch myself doing it still. So, if you find this to ring any bells, know you are not alone in your experience. This fundamental truth, like many things, has both a beneficial and not beneficial side to it, so it’s not necessarily a bad thing. It simply is.
What is this fundamental truth? Simply put, we are extremely adaptive. Unfortunately, however, our adaptive abilities often tend to lean towards the “not beneficial” side. And a big part of this is our exceeding ability to be dismissive about things we are experiencing. Let me give you an example that will hopefully make more sense.
About 10 years or less, before I began my extensive training in a unique tradition of energy healing, I had injured my lower back due to heavy lifting. My lower back had never fully healed, so it would sporadically flare up from time to time. My answer to this was to go see a Chiropractor, that only left me feeling more pain and less range of motion due to that discomfort (please note that I am not saying Chiropractors are useless. The one I happened to go to simply didn’t help.). I then resorted to ibuprofen. But, because I experienced no full relief or recovery, I simply accepted that this would flare up from time to time and I’d simply have to deal with it. It became a normal part of my life. Meaning, I “adapted” to the discomfort, and the adaptation was a dismissiveness of acknowledging that I needed to do something about it. Grant it, at the time, I didn’t see another alternative. So, I lived with the discomfort. Sound familiar?
When I began my training with a person who was highly sensitive, you might call him highly empathic or a seer, he immediately brought it to my attention. I wasn’t aware that I was experiencing any discomfort at that moment, but it was apparently noticeable to a sensitive person who didn’t have this issue. He then proceeded to teach me how to change the recording of the initiating incident and how to move the energy of my body. Although in that moment that we did the exercises I was not aware of feeling any discomfort, I definitely felt a huge relief after the exercises. So, although I adapted to that discomfort, it was apparently very much there, because I felt a noticeable relief afterwards. Since then, that discomfort rarely returned, because the moment I’d feel anything, I’d do something about it and it would completely alleviate. Like that experience, I’ve consistently encountered the same adaptation to discomfort in others, until I bring it to their attention and teach them how to transform it.
Originally posted on 6/1/2017
Whether we are aware of it or not, our bodies (yes, plural) require energy to function. The more energy we have, the better the body can do what it does best.... repair and correct itself.
Here are 5 natural and easy things you can do to help boost your own energy.
1. Go swimming. A natural setting like a beach, lake, or river would be great. But , if all you have is a pool, that’s great too. Water has a natural attribute. It naturally blocks magnetic signals. What this translates to at the level of the body is that the body finally gets a peaceful space from all the signals. Since energy is not being expended to block those energies, it can be redirected toward health and healing.
2. Go to the beach: Because the ocean naturally contains salt, and often the air there too, this can really help to cleanse our body energetically, as salt has the natural attribute of absorbing negative energy.
3. Waterfalls: waterfalls have an abundance of negative ions that the body uses to function optimally. Get in, or even sit by, a waterfall to get the benefits of these negative ions.