25 Oct

Psychic meditation helps you to connect with your own truth

At times things can get a little heated and you may feel pressure from others to conform, fit into a mould, do as you’re told … How do you manage that kind of energy? Have you tried meditating yet?

When you sit down to meditate, you are entering a stress free zone that is entirely your own. You are your own boss in this space and no one gets to dictate anything to you here. Using visualisation tools you can also safely release any weighty or stressful energy that you may have picked up from others.

The time spent sitting in communication with your body, your Essence, your own answers and Source is time spent very wisely indeed. Namely, the more often you do this, the easier it becomes to get into a centered and meditative state at all times, including during times of duress. Meditation is indeed an invaluable tool to help you to quickly move through any unpleasant situations with all of your integrity intact.

The great thing about receiving intuitive guidance in your meditation space is that it comes from your own truth and does not have to be proved, explained or defended to anyone. You have full permission to clear any energy that says otherwise! Imagine living your life free from competition and from having to make sense to anyone – how fun and liberating!

Very often the Universe gives us lessons that require us to let go of having to ‘know’ where we’re heading, to let go of struggling and to simply trust. In those times the communication you may be receiving from Source may not make a whole lot of sense to your analytical mind. Indeed, if you were to keep on insisting that the communication fit into a specific mould, an expectation, then the result is that you will miss the true underlying message. It might not be what you expected, but is quite likely something even better! Trust in the infinite compassion of Source to know the most healing and loving solutions for everyone involved.

What may help you to quickly get into a space of clear communication with the God-of-Your-Heart and Source are the psychic tools. I’m not talking about external tools here such as oracle cards, a pendulum or a magic wand, but rather visualisation tools such as grounding, running energy and the rose image. These tools work entirely on visualisation and intention and can help you to access your own answers much more easily and effortlessly than otherwise. There are of course many other different and entirely valid ways to receive information, such as through feelings, sensations, just knowing, as a hunch or an instinct, but the truth is that visual images are the most accurate and the least biased.

Using your tools you will be easily able to release expectations and judgements from your space and receive clear communication from spirit for what it actually is.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2017

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10 Feb

A revolution of the heart

This year has barely begun and already we are seeing global movements unlike any other. Get ready for the most amazing year in human history ever! A revolution is happening and it’s happening in people’s hearts.

We have all been waiting for this time of change for a long long time and now it’s finally here. As a species, we humans have been severely divided from one another by our politics, religion and even fear-based media. We have spent our lives in isolation and seclusion from one another. This has been a fragmented and lonely planet for many of us. But as the few brave people step up, speak up and get their voices heard, more and more people start to join in. We are uniting. No one gets left behind.

Thanks to the fear-based propaganda of the tyrants like Mr. Trump and others like him all across the globe, civilians are finally finding out what an immovable force and a super power they really are when they come together and demand to be heard. People are no longer putting up with things that insult their souls. As was the case with the ‘Women’s March’ in the US. It was an ocean of pink that flooded the streets and opened the hearts of millions upon millions of others everywhere on the planet.

Coming together means realising the unity of all – the good, the bad and the in-between. It means realising that we are all one. Different sides of the same coin as they say. Indeed, it all contributes to the whole and the overall forward movement. In fact, Mr. Trump did not start this revolution, it did not begin because of him or thanks to him.

This revolution was already a long time coming and D. Trump is simply a piece of this huge global change we are all experiencing. There is no one to blame.

However, just because it’s all happening ‘in divine timing’ does not mean it’s fine to carry on as usual and keep putting up with old destructive patterns. No. Those old ways have worn out their welcome. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines – now is the time to move forward and to stand up for your values.

Women have been repressed by the patriarchy for thousands of years and labelled ‘the weaker sex’. Studying the female biological stamina versus the male biological stamina, I’m not entirely convinced that this is actually even the case! However, with the global change already underway, we will see matriarchy rise and shine like never before. And perhaps the most beautiful and healing thing about the feminine power is its ability to create a revolution that is free from violence. Its ability to create change through gentleness. There is of course still the undercurrent of divine anger against injustice and unfairness, but as we have seen, it is being channeled wisely towards divine action.

Over the coming year and beyond, we are going to witness acts of solidarity and unity with the repressed and downtrodden in a way that none of us have ever seen before in our lifetimes. Maybe even never in human history. Something extra-ordinary is happening right before our very own eyes.

The revolution that is taking place is the revolution of the heart. A global healing is happening and more and more people of different perspectives, cultural backgrounds, race and religion are joining in. With acts of love, courage, brotherhood and community, they are standing up to those that try to repress and divide them. The old patriarchal ways are being made obsolete. And we are coming together not just as people of different countries and cultural backgrounds, but as creatures of the same species. We are indeed brothers and sisters.

In the dark ages, greedy kings and rulers of the lands abused their people and claimed sole authority on what was true and got away with it. That was easy to do because there was very little information available and people were uneducated. Now, in the Age of Aquarius, the age of information, those kinds of leaders have worn out their welcome and then some! The old Tyrannosaurus rex type of leaders that want to lull us into a state of apathy and dis-empowerment are now nothing more than a mere relic of the past. People have awakened and continue to do so. We are so very blessed to be alive in this day and age.

While we definitely want to remember to stay in touch with our loving core while carrying out our role in activism we must also realise it is perfectly fine to feel anger and other emotions that arise when we see injustice happening. For example, when an individual who is elected into a position of power and leadership is depriving his very own people of access to even the most basic healthcare, you know an intervention is required.

The new revolution comes from people standing together. We stand with standing rock, we stand with women, with the people of colour, with Mexicans, with gays, Muslims and everyone. No one gets to be repressed anymore. We stand in protection of our Mother Earth and do what is necessary to protect her and to prevent dramatic climate change.

Probably the best thing to come from all of this is that all those who have been previously repressed will now have enough space and permission to come forward and feel safe in the love that is abundantly pouring out to all equally and without discrimination.

© 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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30 Oct

Have fun with your growth periods

We all get those times in our lives, when nothing makes sense and it may be hard to sit down, relax and to just take it easy. You may be handling some discomfort or releasing some old pain. It’s totally okay to not have a clue where you are heading with all this.

Your body may be changing, your world views may be changing, your energy may be changing. You may recently have thrown out a whole bunch of old pictures about yourself or the world that you live in and got into the process of integrating a whole new you. This takes a lot of energy and patience from both yourself as well as those around you and there is no hurry through it.

A growth period is when you as a spiritual being are changing and it’s not always a very comfortable space to be in.

Whatever kind of growth period you may be into right now, please be very gentle with yourself. There is no perfect way to grow, no rules or regulations. You are doing the very best you can already. Indeed, you are pure love at your core.

So, on a more practical level, how do you handle these periods? Everyone sure has their own ways, but the best tool for handling growth periods with grace is meditation. Meditation makes it possible to instantly regain your space and your composure. When you sit in a grounded meditation space with awareness resting in the middle of your head – you reclaim your space. You take back your space to just be, to breathe and to have no rules.

I often talk about grounded meditation in this blog simply because it is such a wonderful and powerful tool for healing yourself and subsequently also for healing those around you.

With meditation you go from pushing and fretting your way through a growth period to gracefully gliding through it. Imagine yourself on a surfboard masterfully riding that huge wave of growth. Yes, you can have fun with it!

When you go into your meditation space you can come to awareness of the energies you have been carrying around with you. Instead of being at the effect of the energies in your space and letting them dictate to you how to live your life, you can be the one to choose what you want to keep here and what you want to let go. You can easily release pain, effort, resistance, heaviness, self-doubt, invalidation and all that is weighing you down. You can be your own boss and give your day a colour you like. Again, you are free to make it fun!

With daily meditation as your ally you can be in a growth period and still have fun and play like a child. When you get your breathing space back, you will know and experience in a very visceral way that no matter what, all is well.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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14 Jul

Healing from the inside out

When you comes across pain in others either on a global scale or on a personal level, you get lit up. It is perfectly natural and it is an opportunity for you to learn something new about yourself.

The immediate knee-jerk response tends to be to want to heal, help and give advice or otherwise influence the event that you have absolutely no control over. When you are in that ‘knee-jerk response’ space you can be sure that you are matching to the drama you witnessed. Other people’s pain is very real and you need tools and awareness to sort out what belongs to you and what doesn’t.

The thing is, if you really want to help ‘heal the world’, please be aware that ‘the world’ is you. Your perceptions of the outside world and what you experience as upsetting events outside of you are reflective of something going on within you. The outer world is a mirror of the inner you. Begin healing the world by healing yourself first.

The keyword here is ‘control’. As a spiritual being in a physical body, you only ever really get to have control over your own thoughts, emotions, reactions, behaviour and energy. In other words, you only have control over your own space. You can inspire change and healing in others, but that cannot be achieved through fighting or resisting others and what they are putting out there. You only create change by being the change you want to see.

The first real step towards healing is to create space to take a good close look at what comes up for you. Try not to talk or communicate excessively when lit up as you will simply be reinforcing the pain. This is the problem the planet is facing currently – too many people communicating from a growth space instead of waiting for clarity. Have a look if what is coming up is new or some old programming. What you are experiencing isn’t something to figure out, but simply to be aware of. Once you have an awareness of what has come up for you you will be in a position to ‘work it’. Your awareness of and presence with the pain that you experience is what begins to transform it.

The truth is that you are psychic and can act on what you see, feel, experience. There are many tools that can be used. For example, visually grounding your body into the centre of the planet from the base of your spine is an immediate healing. You may want to try grounding in a meditation to give yourself some space to release any excess energy that you may have picked up and create some space for your own energy and needs. There are many other wonderful tools that you can learn in the meditation class.

Then, when you approach ‘the world’ in this way your words and actions will be guided from a clear and healed space. You will be a much-needed healing to others without as much as lifting a finger. You vibrationally set the example. No struggle or effort required.

“Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you. Your feelings need you. Your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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9 May

Where do you find support?

Before a seed can become a flower it needs to be carefully sowed into fertile soil at the appropriate time. It then requires the gardener’s constant loving attention and care to be nurtured to its fullness, maturation and eventually flowering.

Through its growth cycle from a humble seed to a beautiful, magnificent flower, a plant has a lot of challenges to face: weather conditions, pests, birds and animals. Without the gardener’s proper care, attention and presence the flower would have difficulty in becoming all that it can be – it could not attain its optimal potential.

In the same way we are all like these flowers and we all need support and nurturing both from the Earth below our feet, the nature around us, natural seasonal cycles, from our own conscious actions as well as from those around us to become all that we can be. We are all in this life thing together and it is only through supporting each other that we can all blossom.

So where do you find support when dealing with a challenge or perhaps when your shadow has come up for review? You probably have many more sources of support than you may even be aware of. Take a moment to become aware of what supports you and be in gratitude for those. When you send your gratitude to what supports you, that support can then grow and the Universe will send you more of it.

Sometimes the support we need may not be showing up in the way that we would like. Indeed, sometimes the egos of those around us can confuse us about what is really true. We can temporarily lose touch with our true, spiritual nature and forget we are all love at the core. When outer support isn’t forthcoming, we mustn’t sit with our hands on our lap, wait for others to change first and for others to come and support us. We must always look at all the ways that we can support ourselves. Support from others has to come by God’s grace not by the demand of our egos.

The way God works might not always make sense to the human mind, the personality, but in the end the realizations and abundance are bountiful. Whatever happens, always happens as grace of God. Everything always works out for the best.

There are many ways that you can support yourself and apply the healing balm of self-love to soothe life’s harshness, which allows you to be all that you can be and show up in your fullness:

  • Unconditionally accept everything about yourself. Including the shadow.
  • Approve yourself. Don’t wait for others to come and approve of you. The only person whose approval you’ll ever need is your own.
  • Your daily spiritual practice. This could be practice such as prayer, meditation, walks in nature, yoga, selfless service and much more. Use a daily spiritual practice to keep yourself grounded in love.
  • Self-nurturing practices. Doing nice things for ourselves such as having nurturing salt baths, buying presents for ourselves, treating ourselves to something wonderful every now and then…
  • Connect with the people that nurture you. Maybe all you need is a phone call with a family member just to check in with them. Never underestimate a simple conversation with a friend or a family member. It is never a waste of time.
  • Connect with the Earth below your feet. Honor and love the Earth. Ground yourself into the planet below your feet via a grounding cord from the base of your spine. You can use the grounding technique taught at our healing centre.
  • Grounding allows your body to feel safe and secure and as a result you are able to imagine a bright and joyous future for yourself. Try the meditation class to learn the technique.
  • Your wellness practices such as observing a healthy diet, regular exercise, having massage and many others.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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27 Apr

Self-love allows you to show up in your fullness

Sometimes that part of us that we consider dark and unacceptable, aka ‘the shadow’, comes up bringing with it some uncomfortable old emotions or experiences.

‘The shadow’ is really just an umbrella term for everything that is as of yet unknown to us about ourselves on a conscious level. It is ‘the stuff’ we have shoved into the unconscious for processing another time. It is our unconscious beliefs about ourselves and those are what either hold us back from living a life of fullness and beauty or what give us an unknown confidence and courage to reach for the stars.

Within what we call ‘the shadow’ are contained old addictions, tendencies, worries, fears, inadequacies, and so forth, all of which are the product of the experiences we’ve had over many many lifetimes. That stuff can be uncomfortable to be with and the knee-jerk reaction is to try to escape it all through some form of an addiction, which only serves to numb the pain. Healing, however, comes from not attempting to overcome your shortcomings or to seek to ‘improve yourself’, but to completely own and love whatever comes up. There is nothing to improve and everything to own and accept.

Self-love means to lovingly accept everything about yourself and not just the parts that are popular and easy to accept. This also means unconditionally loving your shadow. Apply self-love to yourself like a mother tends to her wounded child with utmost tenderness.

You become a teacher of love by simply loving yourself for all that you are without trying to hide or fix anything about yourself and by showing up authentic.

If you try to hide your shortcomings or to cover them up so as to appear strong and invulnerable to others, you are doing yourself and everyone else a disservice. No one benefits from perfection – there is enough emotional deadness already. Like a desert that is thirsty for rain, the world needs more people who walk in authenticity. Remaining vulnerable, soft and open no matter what is the greatest form of leadership and gift anyone can ever give to the planet right now.

There is a very old lie that both men and women with higher masculine energy carry around, it is the belief that vulnerability and sensitivity is a weakness. However, here’s the catch: it takes vulnerability to live your dreams and to reach fulfilment. It is your vulnerability that inspires others and allows them to feel safe enough to open up, too. It is vulnerability that creates loving communities.

If you were used to being discriminated or grew up in an unloving home you may still be feeling the effects of the abuse and wondering what you did to deserve that. Your inner child may still be carrying wounds. And you might still be looking outside of yourself for approval since none of it was forthcoming during your early years. However, no one else can ever know you in your fullness and approve all of you in the way that you can. The only person whose approval you’ll ever need is your own.

©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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29 Feb

Intuitive tools 101: run your energy!

Circulating your energy is another intuitive tool that is a cornerstone of psychic meditation along with grounding, centering and creating and destroying. It is a visual tool that is used to clear unwanted energy and is essential for helping you to get in touch with your own energy and answers.

The underlying principle behind this visualization is that energy is in constant motion. Your space, your chakras and your aura are not a static event. There is constant movement.

In the class we watch nourishing and nurturing energy flowing from the earth up to the feet, up the leg channels, into the base chakra and back down to the earth; and cosmic energy flowing from the cosmos down to the crown chakra, down the back channels into the base chakra, up the front channels and releasing out of the top of your head like a fountain.

You may imagine the flow of your energy as the flow of blood along the pathways of your blood-vessels of your body. Blood nourishes your body and provides it with the nutrients that are essential to its survival. If this flow stopped, even for a short period of time – your body would quickly become malnourished of oxygen and it would stop functioning. In the same way, without your earth and cosmic energy flows, your chakras would not be able to exchange information between one another and you would start to feel ‘out of touch’ with yourself.

In its most healthiest and most optimal state, energy is flowing freely and neutrally without any obstructions. In an unhealthy state your energy would be stuck or blocked. If it got stuck, then there is a picture or an energy that has come up and is blocking your flow. That may be your own picture that became lit up around a certain person or event or it may belong to someone else. In either case, you would want to find the picture and clear it if you want to experience wellness again.

Some of the signs of blocked energy are feelings of lethargy, depression, heaviness, procrastination, resistance and actual physical pain in the area of your body where the flow has stopped.

When you regularly practice all the tools taught at the ‘Meditation 1’ program, by default you start to become more and more aware of energy that belongs to you and energy that does not. Your own energy feels like ‘you’, it feels familiar and comfortable. While a surefire sign that someone else’s energy got into your space is when “you don’t quite feel like yourself”.

Consider running your energy as ‘pulling yourself together’. In that act of running your energy, you are bringing yourself and all of your information into present time and clearing out of your space any energy that is not yours.

There is a new 6-week program beginning on March 23 and classes running usual time at 4 PM GMT. Sign up through this link and pay for your spot here to begin to grow your psychic superpower!

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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21 Jan

Intuitive tools 101: your growth period

When you regularly practice the tools taught at the meditation program, occasionally there comes a time when you begin to integrate all that work and all that you’ve learned – it’s time for a growth period.

So you visualized, destroyed pictures and circulated your energy – you’ve released old energy and brought in new energy. The visualizations worked. Now your perceptions have been stretched by new experiences and information and there is no going back to being small. You can’t unlearn what you’ve learned. You can’t take steps back in your evolution.

In a growth period it can seem as though nothing fits, as though you can’t see much, can’t get your energy running, your certainty has flown South. Maybe you also feel somehow unsettled, uneasy or as if you had ants in your pants!

Remember, in a growth period you are processing a lot, releasing something old and worn-out that no longer serves your highest good and integrating something brand new that paves the way for a happier, more golden future. In that transition space however, you might not know whether to sit or stand, laugh or cry, stay where you are or run away. And that’s okay.

You and your energy are not static. As an energy being you are in constant motion and evolution. So your beliefs, how you see yourself and the world around you are also in constant change. When your spirit is growing, the body can feel a little unsettled by it. Simply reset your grounding to present time and let it have its adjustment period.

Your growth period is that time between periods of enthusiastic learning. You have already accumulated enough knowledge and wisdom and now it’s time to integrate. It’s not a time to push forward towards new horizons, but to simply be with the growth. That would be the most compassionate thing to do for yourself at this point.

A growth period is what makes all the work you have done so far real.

Learning to recognize that you are in a growth period and not ‘out of order’ you will be much gentler and less demanding on yourself. You are not taking steps back in your evolution, you haven’t lost your ‘edge’ – you simply need time to process all that has been learned and gained up to date. It’s essential to give yourself that downtime to process.

So the practical action steps to take when you find yourself in a growth period are …

  • Reset your grounding into present time.
  • Be gentle with yourself.
  • Remember your amusement.
  • Take plenty of naps and have as much rest as you need.
  • Have chocolate.
  • Watch a comedy.

Join the meditation class if you would also like to learn to meditate, develop your intuition and get a handle on your sensitivity. It’s six weeks of pure psychic self-exploration fun!

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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