25 Feb

The psychic child within

Many of the stern adults of today were once sensitive and psychic children. All children are intuitive and own their gifts with ease. However, as they grow older, they may not have permission to use their abilities and as a result lose touch with them.

Let’s be very clear: there is absolutely nothing woo-woo about being intuitive. The idea that it is something mystical or magical in a negative way comes from fears and limited thinking that have been conditioned upon us over the ages. It is an entirely natural ability that comes with being human. No extra effort required.

Put it this way, if you have a soul, then you are psychic. Simple as that. Using your ability means getting in touch with that part of yourself we call ‘the soul’ or whatever else you want to call it. It is of course much more complex than just ‘a soul’, but to simplify we can say it is that part of you that is connected with the source of all answers and is all you need for your healing and well-being.

The easiest and quickest way to access your intuition is primarily through imagination. You can also connect through sensations, feelings, sounds or knowingness, but imagination is the way that is most fun and natural. You may not think you are very imaginative, but if you can envision the simple image of an apple, then you already have what it takes to receive communication from your spirit. Now the task becomes to quiet the noise within and around you down enough so as to be able to hear the often subtle voice of your soul.

Daydreaming is a very fun and joyful way through which children access their own answers. They do this very naturally and without making a fuss about it. Children have not yet been heavily conditioned by those around them, so they allow their imagination and their spirits to wander and play around without restrictions. It is the fundamental curiosity and sense of wonder that drives them to ask the questions and receive the answers. Children are walking and talking geniuses and there is much we could learn from them.

Many of the adults today live their lives carrying around with them the fears, conditioning and the lies handed to them from their parents, authorities or other adults around them. These lies and responsibilities, that they accepted without any questioning, clothed them in an imaginary cloak of security, which was supposed to grant them success in life and keep them safe, but in reality has done nothing else than block them from seeing themselves and those around them clearly. The core lie here is that they cannot access their own answers and couldn’t possibly be psychic. The abilities are there, however, the only question remains: to which extent does any given person choose to use their abilities? Some people passionately pursue their intuitive capacity, while others may want to run from it and turn it off completely.

The basic intuitive skills class is the psychic kindergarten where your inner child gets a hello and you get the chance to slowly begin to nurture and turn own your natural abilities again. You get to be the child again and grow, play and have fun in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Next class series is beginning on March 11 at the Eastbourne Natural Fitness Centre. There are a few open spaces left. Click here to find out more and to ground your spot.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2017

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24 Jan

Wanted: visionaries that can see truth, love and beauty

On the night of January the 15th, Jesus came to me in my dream-space and showed me in the first person the experiences and events around and leading up to his crucifixion. While getting nailed to a cross may not strike as a very happy image for most people, I will, however, treasure this special visitation and the gifts gained from it for the rest of my life.

Truly, I am happy beyond any level of happiness I have ever been to have received this special insight from Jesus. That is because by reaching out to me and sharing with me one of his most intimate moments with the Supreme Being he is at the same time helping me with my life task or the very reason why I have incarnated into this body and lifetime. Jesus was without a doubt a great leader and a visionary who taught through his example the healing power of love and trust and stood up for those whose voices had not been heard before. Many, many miracles have been documented of the healings that he performed.

Interestingly, January 15 was also Martin Luther King’s birthday, who is another man that facilitated great societal change. Like Jesus, he inspired the masses with his impassioned speeches, spoke of choosing love over fear and stood up for the less advantaged. Both of these extraordinary men had a burning, passionate love for mankind and a great intolerance for hate, greed and injustice of any kind. As is appropriate for all true spiritual leaders throughout history, both of them also operated from the highest integrity, promoted equality for all and fiercely stood up for what is right.

Jesus, Martin Luther King and many other great leaders who have walked among us through the ages have all had something powerful working for them, namely: the gift of higher vision. They had the incredible ability to envision and take action towards a loving, kind and a beautiful existence for us all. And their vision was indeed very needed to lift us all as a collective up and out of the heaviness of our ignorance, unconsciousness, divisiveness and fear. Fortunately for us all, higher vision is an ability that can be accessed by everyone and isn’t exclusive to only a few extraordinary men and women.

Indeed, visualisation, which is a natural ability, is more than ‘just’ visualisation. When you decide to bring yourself to a visual level and allow yourself to see, you are in fact healing yourself and others, because by visualising you are accessing your spirit. And when you say hello to your spirit – magic happens.

The images you create in your mind’s eye are what will manifest into your reality. Imagination really is that powerful. So why not go ahead and imagine a peaceful, loving and beautiful existence for us all?

Nowadays with so many fear-based news stories dominating the media we need more people that say hello to the truth, love and beauty in things. Even just a few courageous individuals who stay centered on and constantly say hello to truth, love and beauty in all circumstances is what truly heals and progresses humanity right now. Humanity needs daily hellos from visionaries who step forward and speak up for what is right, visionaries who create beautiful works of art and visionaries that heal simply with a compassionate glance and their beautiful smiles.

In our present day and age we need leadership like Jesus, Martin Luther King and other beings like these who can see the value, worth and beauty of each and every one of us beyond what the appearances seem to be. We need leaders that can see beyond competition, our net worth or how we stack up against others in comparison. Humanity as a whole needs leaders now that teach from unconditional love and spread it around for us all through their decisive actions.

The scales of justice tip over to the side of injustice every time someone chooses to degrade, bully, belittle or otherwise invalidate another human being. And when one of us suffers – all of us suffer. It is the spiritual law.

The true leaders of today do not divide or separate us, but unite us through love and encourage each and every one of us to be our truest, most optimal selves. They reassure that we are loved no matter what. I say yes to a leader, who would invite me to a wild barefoot shamanic dancing and singing party where I could let go of all of my inhibitions and just be my most authentic self. That would be a wild non-alcoholic and vegan party, of course.

After all the encounters with Jesus and other master beings recently, I keep getting the comforting message from the Universe that you can proceed with your greatest joy and life purpose here and have the innocence and trust of a child that whatever you need will be provided as and when needed. “Thou shalt not want” doesn’t mean you should have no desires, but that you will never have to go without the food, love, shelter, kindness or whatever other sustenance that you need to nourish yourself. All that is needed to invite in this beautiful energy is a little more daily gratitude for what you already have and all will truly be well.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2017

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8 Jan

2017 is the golden year of spirit

Each year brings with it its own unique energy flavour and 2017 is the year when spirit gets a hello in a very big way. The current energetic atmosphere makes it possible to make great strides in spiritual growth.

This is not a prediction, but rather an observation on what is happening right now. For us as a human race there is the choice to either continue the old way, keep clinging to our comfort and let ego rule the day or we could take that evolutionary step forward and instead give ourselves over to spirit and let spirit lead the way. With the current personal, community, environmental and global challenges we have in front of us it is obvious that if were to let ego continue to rule the day we would surely be heading for self-destruction. Only with spirit leading the way can we become healed and whole again. Many people on the planet already operate solely out of spirit, but there are many as of yet to follow suit.

If you try to carry on business as usual you might not find this year a particularly pleasant or an easy one since the ego no longer gets to have the upper hand. We have seen what happens when people act out of fears and selfishness and it has not been pretty.

The global events throughout 2016 have shown that nothing can be predicted with much accuracy anymore and the only constant you can really rely on is change. This is great since all that unconscious stuff that has been sitting stagnant, hidden away from plain view and manipulating us from the shadows for a long long time is finally getting moved around and being updated into present time now. All the old lies, destructive patterns and fear-based programming that have been controlling, manipulating and sabotaging people from the unconscious have been revealed and brought to clear daylight. We now know exactly who and what we are really dealing with. We know what we must do to move forward. There is no more hiding, no more sitting on the sidelines and accepting the things that are not acceptable. And no one gets to have shortcuts here – we are all in the same boat, so to speak.

More and more people are becoming spiritual activists and are asking the tough questions. Instead of operating on blind faith more people are really examining those long-held beliefs about themselves and their leaders.

The energy of the year 2017 is such that it is especially supportive of new beginnings in every way. It’s a brilliant year to leave behind old habits, that old low-salary job that has been draining your energy, that toxic relationship that has been making you feel inadequate and whatever else has been holding you back from taking that quantum leap into the life you have been dreaming of. Take your next step with the help of an intuitive session right now.

In 2017 visionary leaders are needed, those who can see the truth, love and beauty even in the ugliest of situations. The planet needs those who can boldly imagine a happier, more joyful world for us all to live in.

We need creatives and healers to step up as the spiritual leaders that they truly are. Indeed, much compassion will be needed from the spiritually more experienced ones now more than ever before especially since so many people are awakening.

It will serve us all well to keep in mind that the only place where each and every one of us really has that authority and control is still our own backyards, ourselves and our own energy. This is to say that we cannot control, fix, heal or solve anything for others if such help is not required or asked for.

The best steps we can take immediately and start to move forward is to see what we can change in ourselves right now. This begins with turning within, meditating and using visualization to create the kind of a year we would like to have. Indeed, spirit creates through images, pictures and visions and by creating a clear mental picture of what you want – you will draw that to you. Some action will be required as well, of course, but as you clarify your vision, you will attract what you want to you more effortlessly.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2017

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14 Jun

Competition vs co-operation

The collective consciousness is experiencing a shift. The old picture of competition is being released and the new picture of co-operation is moving in. Human beings are finally growing up.

Competition is third chakra energy. The third chakra, which is located in the navel area is the home of energies such as effort, permission and willpower. It is the modus operandi of the young soul world-view, which is all about struggle, fighting to survive and the picture that there isn’t enough for everyone. It is not bad as such but it is the old way of being. This way of being is evidenced by non-peaceful conflict resolution between groups, tribes and countries.

Co-operation, on the other hand, is a fourth chakra energy and represents community, affinity, love, beauty, the arts, abundance, mutual support and the picture that there is plenty for everyone. The growth at this level is about self-esteem, self-image pictures, self-love and love of others. It is not without its challenges of course, but it is certainly a step up towards peace from the more warmongering third chakra perspective.

The last remains of the old competition-based world-view is the current painfully obvious 1% vs the 99% economic situation in the US or the obvious lack of a wealthy middle-class in many other countries. There appears to be a small group of extremely wealthy individuals that control the flow of resources on our planet and not leaving much for the rest of us. This truth came up because we as a human race are ready to face this, ready to look at it straight in the eye and to tackle it head on.

There are already world leaders gaining more power currently that represent the new picture, leaders that speak up and stand up for the new way, but the old is sure resistant to move out. For example, think of Bernie Sanders vs Donald Trump. This is a classic example of a leader established in co-operation world-view vs another still very much mired in the old competition.

The fact that there are still wars going on in our world or that there is tension between countries and cultures that involves aggression and violence towards one another shows we still have much work to do with blowing the old picture. The existence of deeply misguided groups of individuals that seek to destroy or the violent outbursts of separate isolated individuals shows that the collective consciousness still needs much healing. We are still wounded on a very deep level and have yet to embrace the least of us, the minorities, the abandoned, the downtrodden and the misunderstood.

The way we can all support the new world view and start contributing towards a happier, healthier and more joyous planet for us all is to let go of the fear that there isn’t enough for everyone and that we need to prepare for the worst since something ‘bad is about to happen’. That is the old picture! We must consciously entertain trust and choose to feel that we are safe and taken good care of by a loving Universe. Entertaining fear serves no one.

Imagine, if the Supreme Being was able to create the Universe, then surely, He can provide us what we need? Perhaps He has already been doing so! He has simply been waiting for our senses to grow sharper and to begin to notice and see how He is indeed supporting us.

We can all do our bit to support the new picture by acting on it rather than merely talking about it. We can all be a little more loving towards others, open up, trust people, be in the community, forgive, love the Earth and especially, love ourselves. The love we can give to others is proportionate to the love we are able to receive and to give to ourselves. This means leaving behind things that insult your soul, things that you subscribed to out of survival instinct, and instead choose what inspires, uplifts and heals you.

When conflict occurs around us or in the world at large we can all use the sadness and grief that comes up as a springboard to become even more loving. We can resolve to let go of our selfishness and instead see how we could do something to give back to the community. Perhaps through donating to charity or by volunteering our time to a local charity shop. We transform our planet through the daily acts of kindness of one loving person at a time.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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10 Mar

Are you listening to your body?

Life isn’t all about hard work, getting tasks done and meeting deadlines. Regular gentle downtime is needed to recover your energy levels and to nurture your body.

Here’s the thing, before you can really give to others, before you can truly show up 100% – you have to be able to also give to yourself. You have to feel deserving enough of your own kindness before you can truly give it to others. If you want wellness you have to put yourself more to centre of that giving and receiving spectrum. Balance opens the pathway for abundance to flow in.

Constantly giving of yourself, working hard and getting stuff done, without taking proper time to consider your body and your own needs you will end up depleted, worn out and with nothing left to give. This route might even take you to illness, because you have excluded your well-being from the picture.

On the other hand, if you take time to consider your own needs and fulfil those needs without regularly putting them on the bottom of your to-do-list, you will have more energy and vitality to move through the day with.

To begin with, self-appreciation is an energy to say hello to when considering giving to yourself. Think about how can you appreciate yourself more and be really kind to yourself right now? If people around you aren’t showing up for you or aren’t giving you the kindness you feel that you may need – you have to be that ‘people’ for yourself. By giving to yourself what you need you immediately balance out your inner masculine and feminine energies. Rather than waiting for someone else to come along and fulfil your needs, you can do it yourself. You can be your own hero.

Another point to consider is: who are you really creating for? Who do those mock-ups and dreams of yours actually belong to? Is the dream you are working hard for truly what you really want? Can you let yourself dream a brand new dream that you actually like and want to participate in wholeheartedly? Are you still trying to please one of your parents by holding down a job that you don’t even like?

To begin to create for yourself you have to take a very honest and close look at if you can actually have those things you say you want. Can you have what you say it is that you want?

The magic of creating those things for yourself that you say you want begins with feeling good about yourself. And feeling good about yourself and feeling loved starts with you, yourself. It’s not something you get from outside of you or the others around you. You have to see yourself as worthy and deserving first, compliment yourself, and then the Universe will send you people who will validate that choice and will compliment you even more. On the other hand, if you are in judgement about yourself – you will meet plenty of people who will be in judgement about you, as well. You get to choose which way you want to go. You get to set the energy. Start by deciding right now that you are eternally lovable and shower yourself with kind compliments. You may even visualize that right now.

So go ahead and ask yourself this right now: what is it that your body, your senses, your feelings and your spirit are yearning for right now? See it! Feel it! Sense it! Know it! And then go ahead and give that to yourself. Right now. No, don’t wait until tomorrow – do it now!

While you are pondering over this worthwhile question, here’s a handy list to consider …

  • Nurturing little daytime naps
  • Reading a good book
  • Having raw cacao-based hot chocolate
  • Eating organic food – your body will be very grateful for this
  • Taking some time off from busy work-life
  • A walk through nature
  • Caring for houseplants
  • A holiday by the sea or in the forest
  • Unstructured creative time such as painting, playing music, writing or many other creative outlets. Dedicating time to those creative projects are nurturing for you

©Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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12 Jan

Intuitive tools 101: your space

Just as there are basic visualization tools that run through the whole of the meditation program curriculum, there is also the notion of space. Gaining space may perhaps be the whole underlying purpose of using all of these psychic tools.

In essence, all of the meditations in this program, are truly about you creating space for yourself. You create space from your parents, your siblings, your friends, your children, your partner, your job, your responsibilities and what have you. Now, not everyone will be moving out of your space willingly and with a smile, some will be going kicking and screaming – you may just have to allow them to have their growth period.

When you begin to meditate with your awareness resting in the centre of your head you gradually begin to see yourself more and more clearly. You also begin to see any old or unwanted energies such as outdated agreements and other people’s pain that you may have unknowingly been carrying around and you will certainly want to release those. Once you do that you begin to see even more clearly.

Here’s the thing, by bringing your agreements into present time and by releasing other people’s energy you don’t detach or disassociate – you simply refresh your space and create more space for you to be able to see yourself clearly and to know yourself. You can continue to have any old relationships of course, but you would still want to move anyone else’s energy out of your space. While using the tools you will certainly see clearly those around you, but that is not the point; the point is to see yourself clearly.

Each time you practice the psychic meditation you are giving yourself a beautiful gift – a breathing space for you just to be you. And as you give to yourself, you also become a healing for others who may not have learned to create space for themselves yet.

When you have that breathing space to know yourself and just to be you … your creativity and your ability to make better choices for yourself increases.

In the meditation classes I often refer to your space as your aura, but of course, your space includes all of you including all of your chakras, energy channels and your physical body.

Having your space is not a constant event. Your space, your aura, is a flow of information and in constant motion and communication with the world around you. Losing your space to some energy that isn’t yours and then finding it again by kicking out the intruder is the norm. Daily life presents plenty of opportunities to lose your neutrality and therefore also your space. Practising meditation and using your tools your certainty grows and as a result you begin to find your space much faster than you do in the beginning. In the beginning, losing your space can seem like a terrible tragedy, but it is part of a never-ending dance: lose space, find space, lose space, find space and so forth. Your certainty grows each time that you return to yourself and give yourself that much needed space.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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6 Jan

Intuitive tools 101: neutrality

Neutrality is another energywork tool that runs through all the meditations in the meditation program as well as the intuitive training program.

Neutrality is an intuitive tool since it is an energy that you can say hello to to help you access more of your intuition. It can be hard to trust your intuition if you are in judgement about what you are seeing, feeling or otherwise experiencing. Your body is your first accurate psychic tool and if you invalidate it by distrusting its truthful wisdom, then you are also invalidating valuable psychic guidance that it may be picking up for you.

You step into neutrality when you centre yourself, come back into present time and bring your awareness to the centre of your head, aka the seat of clairvoyance. The more you meditate with your awareness resting in the centre of your head, the more you cultivate neutrality. It is a muscle that grows with practice.

It can be easy to initially go into judgement when we see something different, unusual or new that our senses might not be quite used to just yet. However, intuitively speaking, how neutral you are to what you are looking at is equivalent to how clearly you can see. That is, the more neutral you are towards what you are looking at and experiencing, the more you can own the centre of your head.

The less judgemental you can be about what you are seeing, the more you can occupy the centre of your head and therefore the more clearly you can see.

Neutrality is basically the same as non-judgement. It is a healing balm, a blessing to those that get to experience being seen in this way.

When you are in neutrality it is also easier for you to have your space. When you lose your neutrality, you lose your space, because you are then identifying with what you are looking at and experiencing. Thank the person who lit something up in you that made you lose your space and come back to your centre using your tools.

Being able to have neutrality means being able to have your space.

Underneath neutrality is the very basic truth that truly nothing is personal. Neutrality is an ability to step back from projections and reactions from others because you see that they are simply experiencing something that has nothing to do with you. You only take something personally when something lights up in you and that is the gift – you get to explore something about yourself. The thing to do with a matching picture is to simply find that picture and destroy it.

So the actions steps to take are …

  • Centre your awareness in the middle of your head.
  • Imagine your crown chakra in gold.
  • Become neutral by getting space from what you are looking at rather than identifying with it.
  • Your ability to be neutral with others is equivalent to your ability to be neutral with yourself, so remember to apply non-judgement to yourself, too.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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21 Dec

Intuitive tools 101: being in present time

Bringing your awareness back into the present moment is the first step you take when you begin to meditate. This is often not an immediate event, but tends to be a smooth transition. You do this very gently.

When you start to meditate, you may have to take a moment to call your energy back into present time from wherever it may have been spread out to and from wherever you may have been handling something for yourself and others. Typically our energies can get quite scattered all over the place.

Your spiritual body is very flexible with the time-line and can travel across all directions of time with great ease, but if you don’t regularly ground and come back into present time, your natural body can become anxious. Bringing yourself back into present time is immediately healing and calming for your physical body.

Here’s the thing, everything occurs in the present time including your ability to see clearly. It will be hard to see clear images when visualizing if a large part of your energy is vibrating in the past or in the future. You need to reset your grounding into present time and create and destroy some roses in order to be able to see clearly.

With your awareness in present time and more of your own energy available to you – you will able to see clearly. And being able to see clearly you will be more easily able to heal yourself.

The pain in the physical body often acts as an alarm bell that brings you back into the present moment and that’s because the physical body itself is always in the present time. If you bump into a table, you will know about it. Being present to yourself effectively avoids collisions.

We tend to get anxious about the future or depressed about the past, because we typically either hold on to pain from the past or worry about potential dangers in the future. That is the instinctive animal mind and it is only human. Bringing your energy back into present time through complete surrender and trust you can heal yourself and regain a childlike innocence. You surrender to the Divine and trust that all your cares and concerns will be taken care of according to Divine will.

Practising grounded meditation can also require some discipline as you may need to let go of responsibility that isn’t yours and instead own what is yours. Not always a pretty picture, which is often why people go unconscious, pop out of body, drift away and either start guilt-tripping about the past or roaming through the future.

The only way through those ingrained tendencies is constant spiritual practice done with dedication and discipline. Negative tendencies are overcome with constant repetitions of new positive ones and a good dose of trust and surrender.

The present moment is all there is. Both he past and future exist only in our imagination. And the good thing with imagination is that if there’s something you don’t like, you can change it. In the same way you can heal the past by playfully re-visualizing difficult situations in a way as to empower yourself and by bringing your affinity for yourself back into present time.

Get back into present time with grounded meditation and join the Meditation program.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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16 Dec

Intuitive tools 101: Grounding

Grounding is a tool that is essential to intuitive work and runs through all the meditations in the meditation program.

Energy that doesn’t get grounded remains just that: energy. It has no legs to walk on and will simply swirl around without direction. No brilliant ideas or dreams were ever made real without proper grounding.

A wonderful use for grounding is to release any excess energy that you may be carrying around in your space. That same energy can be grounded in all sorts of other ways such as through the hands, through the incessant ruminations of the analyzer or by drowning yourself in the happy hour. However, at the meditation program we ground visually into the center of the planet.

Without grounding yourself and your own energy, you would be spaced out, scattered and leaking your energy all over the place. On the other hand, when you ground yourself, you become real and more solid. In a way, grounding is also a kind of protection from any energy that may want to push you around.

Put it this way, nothing really gets done without grounding.

The best and most brilliant use of grounding is of course grounding yourself. In addition, it can also be used to ground the room that you are in, to ground objects, events, ideas or even other people.

Here is a simple grounding exercise for you …

  1. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and become centered.
  2. Imagine yourself as a simple figurine out in front of you. Don’t worry about seeing too much detail at this point, just intend that the figurine represents you. That is sufficient.
  3. Visually look at the base of your spine and imagine sending a grounding cord from there all the way down to the center of the planet. You can use a grounding cord of any texture or width that you prefer and that feels good to you. Some of the options are: a tree trunk, a rope, a cruise ship anchor, a waterfall, a laser beam, colored light or whatever you prefer. Play around with it until you find what suits you.
  4. Now take a few moments to simply allow for any old or excess energy in your space to begin to release down to the Earth. Notice how your body responds to this.

Say hello to your grounding! How does it look for you right now?

The miracle of grounding is that it can speed up manifestations. Here’s a true story of what happened to me in August in the summer of 2015 …

I had just returned from visiting my family back home in Estonia and upon arrival to London Heathrow airport I discovered that my suitcase hadn’t arrived with me. The airport staff told me that they did not know where my suitcase was and that they were working to locate it. Okay, that was quite worrying since I had only three days to prepare for my next long trip to India. So I was waiting for news on my suitcase, all the while unsure if I was going to receive it on time. Just two days before my trip, I was doing some energywork with an intuitive friend of mine. I imagined the whole lost suitcase situation in the form of a rose and gave it a good, solid grounding. I watched as any excess energy released from it and allowed myself to connect with a sense of peace that it will be found on time. And then, still right in the middle of this meditation, I received a text message saying that the suitcase had been found and that it was already on its way towards my address. Woo hoo!

Read more about the upcoming meditation program here. If you’re not quite sure of your next step yet, I would recommend the preliminary intro workshop to help you get started, which will be an excellent opportunity to meet others on the program and to get accommodated with the basics.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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7 Apr

Uniqueness is on the table

Each of us brings to the table something entirely unique – ourselves. What makes you unique? What do you bring to the table?

There is no competition in that. You can’t compete with anyone to be more you. You can only be who you are already.

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

You are different from others and that is something to celebrate. It is a gift. You don’t have to match to others or to conform. Nor do you need to explain yourself or have everyone’s agreement for you to be wholly and totally you.

If you have always been different from others, and deep down inside you know you are no matter how hard you try to fit in, it may be cumbersome to be around others who want you to fit in or be like everyone else. The group always expects you to conform to the group. Because of this you may have withdrawn from participating in group events and maybe even feel a little victimized, but there is no one to blame for what you feel. What you bring to the table is unique and entirely your own. Only you can own it. Only you can own all your good, bad, beautiful, weird and ugly.

Are you comfortable being different from others and standing out in a group or do you hide? It may have been safer to hide in the past, maybe you were punished for being different and unique, but if you keep doing so you will continue to miss out on a whole bunch of fun! Namely, the fun of getting to be you. Hiding doesn’t do anyone, especially yourself, any favors. Besides, it takes a lot more effort to be someone who you are not than it does to simply be who you already are!

It may have been safer to hide in the past, but now is the time to come out of your hiding, to be seen and shine. Life is short – use your time to live on your own terms.

Each of us have some unique gift that we bring along by simply being ourselves, by being true to ourselves, without going into effort and trying to be like anyone else. Each of us is a piece of a larger puzzle and cannot be excluded or something valuable will be missing. Once you realize this it will be easier to value yourself. You bring value simply by being yourself.

In the eyes of the Divine you are not expected to be like anyone else, in fact you do great service by being something entirely creatively different and unique.

There is a beautiful effortless flow of beingness where insights and intuition leads you on every moment. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want. Clear the energy that tells you otherwise!

In the eyes of love, you are a beautiful diamond. Some energy in your space may be telling you to make yourself small so as to accommodate others in your life who want to hide, but with the help of intuitive healing you can clear that.

Don’t compare yourself with anyone, it’s a trap! Love yourself unconditionally and wholly as the imperfectly perfect being you already are. You heal yourself by being your unique unedited self without apologies, explanations or defensiveness. Loving and embracing yourself as you are you also bless and heal everyone else you come into contact with.

Your essence is here in a physical body and learning very specific and unique lessons of its own. It has its own unique ‘job’ to do here. That ‘job’, is something you do by simply being You. It may or may not match with your day job. Your true job and you are very needed on this planet. You are very loved by your Creator. Once you discover what that job is, you can begin to say prayers that are truly yours without resistance to the outcomes. For example, I’ve noticed that I lift the energy of groups that I’m part of simply by showing up there. Over time I’ve learned not to take responsibility for any stuff I pick up and to safely release anything that isn’t mine.

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