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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28 Oct

Grounding helps to make you real

As an intuitive energy reader and a healer I always work from a grounded space. Before I learned to ground myself I felt that something was missing. It was hard for me to be myself around others, to assert myself and to have my own space.

You ground yourself and all of your own information by connecting the base of your spine to the centre of the planet. Your own information is your spirit, your unique energy, and grounding is what helps to bring all of you back into your body. Without grounding you’d simply be floating around somewhere. A phrase comes to mind here for lack of grounding: “the lights are on, but no one’s home.”

Indeed, it was when I began practising grounding that I was finally able to lower my vibration enough to start taking real action steps towards my dreams, goals and life purpose. Without grounding it was nice to float around and explore the ethers, but it was also very hard to realise myself in the right here and now. So, when I was done with exploring and ready to get real, the Universe sent me teachers who taught me how to ground myself.

Giving myself a grounding cord in my early twenties was one of the most beautiful healing gifts I could have ever given to myself. I never felt more fulfilled until I started grounding myself and things only got better and better from there on. Grounding allowed me to release any old and excess pain energy that I’d been carrying around for everyone around me and I finally discovered who I was underneath all of that old energy. I discovered I could actually have my own space for myself. Knowing myself and getting clear on who I was, I was finally also able to become more assertive and self-assured.

Grounding allowed me to take back my space and to become more assertive.

Besides grounding myself I also began grounding everything else: my home, my town, my computer, my food, my dreams and much more. Doing so created many healings. Giving my dreams a grounding cord allowed for the vibration of the dream to manifest in the here and now much faster than it would have done without grounding. I also began healing stressful situations very quickly by grounding them.

On my recent trip to India I was on a flight from Trivandrum to Delhi and sat next to a traditional healer from a Southern Indian state. We spoke about many things and I introduced the grounding technique to him. He expressed his belief that grounding yourself you could become too materialistic and out of touch with your heart. This seems to be the prevailing belief out there and is actually not true since when you ground yourself you simply ground your own information. With grounding you can realise who you already are. And from that space of being real many wonderful healings and miracles happen. By grounding yourself you take full ownership of who you are and are then able to learn and grow much much more than you would be if you were aimlessly floating around in the ethers.

Grounding is what validates who you are as a spiritual being and helps to make you real here in the physical body.

Another thing this Indian healer and many old school practitioners share in common is that they often use a lot of external tools such as feathers, crystals, oracle cards, pendulums, oils, candles, incense and what not. At the Hello EssenceJoy Healing Centre we do not use external tools. Instead, we work from a centered and meditative space and only practice visual tools. We validate our own truth. Grounding and self-validation are essential to the intuitive path, because they allow you to feel safe enough in your body to have your abilities on turned on. With your abilities safely turned on you no longer need external tools since you have what you need already available to you within you.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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27 Sep

Where are you heading?

Who wrote the script to your life? Are you the one consciously choosing how to live your life and where you are heading by consciously changing the script every day or are you following someone else’s story? Are you consciously choosing where you want to go next or are you running on autopilot?

We are all run by the stories we tell ourselves, the pictures we carry around in our spaces and the programming we have accepted as our truth. Those may be happy and heroic stories or stories of sadness and victimhood. A happy story lives in the present moment while the victim story wants to predict future. If a story doesn’t feel good and doesn’t lead to joy, then it may be time to let go of that story. You have that freedom.

Often when pain comes up, people want a fortune-teller to make predictions about their future and have a guru hand them a clearly defined map for what comes next. The thing is, however, that the future is not predetermined. There is no set destiny that dictates where you are supposed to be heading and what you should be doing. There is no ‘should’ or ‘have to’ – those are simply limitations that come from expectations and demands from others.

You as a spiritual being chose to lower your vibration and to incarnate into this body in this particular time-frame in order to experience certain things here on the physical plane. You have a goal and a purpose for the lifetime. However, there is no set way in which to reach this goal – you get to choose how you want to play. You have an energy that is entirely unique only to you and only you can choose how you want to experience being in a body. Your body is your mock-up and only you have the power to choose where you want to go with it.

We ourselves get to choose what is around the corner for us. We can’t choose for others, but we can choose for ourselves.

Generally, what sets the tone for where you are heading is the energy in your space. It’s the choices you are making right now, the programming from others that you have accepted as truth, the images you visualize daily, the thoughts you think and the words you speak right now. It all really depends on what you bring your attention to, focus on and breath life into and that can all be changed through energywork, meditation and visualization.

The only way to begin to heal the stories that you tell is to step into full ownership of where you are right now. Only from this space of spiritual accountability can you truly begin to see and own what is yours and release what is not yours.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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20 Sep

Speaking your own truth leads you to your joy

When you take the time to connect with your own truth in each moment and then speak your mind gently and with assertiveness you are being loving. Honesty is a deeply loving act. While on the other hand holding back your truth and your honest words is a way of holding back your love both for yourself as well as the others.

Sometimes the truth that needs to be spoken in the moment may not be what those around or even you yourself may want to hear as it may challenge the integrity of everyone, some changes may need to be made, but it will be a tremendous healing for all. Most of all though, truth, when spoken gently with love and assertiveness will really set you free and will be a healing for all.

If you are the type of person that loathes conflict and wants to hide his head in the sand at the first sign of trouble then it may be hard for you to stand up for yourself, speak your mind and consequently say no to others. You may be into the pattern of pleasing others and always saying what they want to hear in fear of disapproval. If so, then you are drowning out the voice of your intuition and inner knowing over the noise of other people’s expectations and demands. This is soul-destroying and invalidating for your spirit and probably also very painful for you.

This kind of distance between the real you and the you that you are in the world is rooted in some sort of a childhood trauma where you were programmed by those around you to think and believe that you didn’t matter, that you were small and undeserving of love. So because of these beliefs it can be hard for you to truly be yourself and to receive the love that you so desperately need, because you believe that you don’t really deserve it. Now is time to kick out those faulty old beliefs and claim your true worth as the son or daughter of the Creator for whom nothing is impossible. God is pure compassion and has created plenty of love and resources for all so that no one’s needs ever really go without fulfilment.

Sometimes speaking your truth can be intimidating, but it is necessary for clarity, direction and healing for all. Realise that you may be holding back tremendous soul wisdom that wants to express through you by not sharing your words. You can rest assured that if you keep holding back your words and your authenticity situations will keep presenting themselves that will keep pushing your ability to speak up and express yourself in the moment.

If you feel a sense of tightness or anxiety on your neck it means there are words that need to be expressed but you’ve held them back for one reason or another. Often the reason is fearing disapproval and being rejected and abandoned by others that don’t want to hear the truth. The truth is however if those around will abandon you for speaking up then those may not be the people you want to be hanging around with anyways. It’s a win-win for all. Most importantly, at least speak that truth to yourself first, then it will be easier to express yourself to others.

If your intention is to be loving and kind and you come from that place within you when you speak, then you will naturally start to repel those with unloving focuses and intentions. It’s not something you did wrong it’s just that the Universe is ordering events and people around you to suit your true self and your true needs in order to bring you your highest fulfilment and joy. It all starts with clarifying your intentions for yourself and then expressing that either in conversation with your guardian angels, your guides or the Supreme Being. Rest assured that you are being heard and infinitely loved at all times.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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9 Sep

Becoming the total embodiment of your true self

Today may seem like any other day, but in reality it is a very special day indeed. Numerologically speaking today’s date carries with it the 9/9/9 vibration and holds within it immense power for healing, closure and manifestation.

This whole year of 2016 I’ve been watching with curiosity, wonder and amazement how the current year number 9 has been playing itself out. The 999 sequence has literally popped up everywhere and carries with it a lot of meaning. You can easily find out the meaning of the triple 9 by googling it, but I would encourage you to notice what this number sequence means for you personally – you can do that by just paying attention to what the events, situations, lessons and blessings are for you right now.

The number 9 is generally known to represent the Universal spiritual laws, a higher perspective, influence, non-conformity, leading life as a positive example for others, altruism, humanitarianism, philanthropy, healing, teaching, guidance, closure and endings.

Having an abundance of 9 energy in one date signifies the meaning of the number 9 being magnified, which means that it is especially important to pay attention to its meaning. Looking closely, this is truly a time of endings, of doing kind deeds for the humanity as a whole and getting down to business as far as true life purpose is concerned. It’s a good time to take a look at what you are done with and where you want to go next. Of course it can also mean completions in a karmic sense so it’s not always an easy ride – it depends on where you have been! If there is something karmic for you to look at then you may be triggered today. And that is a good thing.

In fact, the whole year of 2016 has been building up to these three dates: September 9, 18 and 27. They all hold the 9/9/9 vibration. If you look closely at the events throughout this year you can see clearly that indeed some sort of collective karmic themes have been explored. Regardless of the drama that has ensued, the most important thing is that people are awakening to their true life purpose.

From a higher perspective the 9/9/9 date signifies the fulfillment of the masculine and the feminine – the union of shiva and shakti as they are known in Hinduism. It’s a good time to take a close look at how you embody both the feminine and the masculine qualities within yourself and where you could possibly embrace more of either one or the other thus becoming more complete and whole within yourself.

Something to be aware of is that the dark masculine can be a fearsome, destructive and bloodthirsty warrior while the dark feminine can be an evil witch. We all carry the elements of both within ourselves. If you don’t accept, love and own the uncomfortable stuff it will simply get pushed into the unconscious and continue to seek expression in an unconscious way, which means it will then simply control your life from behind the scenes. By having something come up for you you will be in a position to examine it in the light of day rather than have it continue controlling your life from the unconscious.

As you own your power, sit in ownership of your true self and speak your truth, the relationships around you will inevitably change. Here’s something to bare in mind: you deserve love and respect and it’s absolutely safe to let go of relationships that do not honor and respect who you really are. If someone rejects you for who you are when you are coming from a pure and authentic place within yourself then they are in fact rejecting themselves. Leave them with their own processes, you can’t change other people’s reactions or choices. It is for them to live with. Be complete within yourself and take good care of yourself by choosing relationships and friendships that honor you. This is to say: trust the wise intuitive counsel of your body.

As a sensitive and aware being you might have been teased from an early age about your sensitivity or bullied or intimidated because you were somehow different. You might still be carrying these wounds around with you in your energy field or these old pictures that say you are somehow not good enough or somehow lacking something. It is loving toward yourself to avoid harsh relationships or situations and to steer toward simplicity. You may need lots of time today to go within and to just be with yourself and to avoid harsh situation. Enjoy and cherish your alone time.

The truth is that you have your own unique inadequacies or shortcomings and those are there for a reason. You came into this lifetime with a set of characteristics and your essence set up those to create conditions for something specific that it wanted to experience. For example, disability might mean less mobility, but it could also open up possibility for you to learn to ask for help rather than attempting to do everything by yourself. A very important theme to look at today is that of letting go of any and all judgements towards yourself.

So today situations may be coming up that may be encouraging you to stand up for yourself and walk in your truth. Maybe you are being pushed energetically and tested for how well you are established in your centre. Maybe you are tested for your ability to soften and be kind. The tendencies are all up now and up for review so you can take a really good look at where you can still grow and expand. Enjoy!

Some of the points to consider today:

  1. What/who am I done with and ready to let go of?
  2. What do I need to integrate more of: masculine or feminine?
  3. Can I speak my truth without holding back?
  4. Can I be fully present and authentic with the people in my life?
  5. Am I living my own dream or someone else’s?
  6. Do I trust myself?
  7. Am I being loving and kind towards myself?
  8. Can I embrace my shadow without trying to fix it?
  9. Am I being on my path?

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

Photo: ‘Green tropical woods’

30 Jul

The daily gratitude list

When times are uncertain and change happens rapidly both within and around us we need something real to lean into. The physical body needs some kind of regular reassurance otherwise it can manifest imbalance.

Your spiritual body is a high energy and vibrates very fast and your physical body has a much lower vibration. Spirit is itself an inexhaustible source of energy, which allows it to keep going without needing to rest. The physical body however, which is an elemental, needs rest to recover from excess activity.

Being very firmly focused on your mock-ups, the future and all that is yet to be achieved, your energy can become projected far out into the future and therefore out of body. Too much growth and forward movement without regularly slowing down and stopping to smell the roses and appreciating how far you’ve come can throw you out of balance. What we want to create are the spirit’s domain, but we must also consider the needs of the body – that is the only way to wholeness. No part of us can be left out.

A healing happens when you ground yourself and come back into present time where the body is. Your physical body is always in present time. You can ground in many ways including eating, exercising, touching something, lying down or you can just as easily ground with visualization, a tool that I have talked about a lot in this blog. In addition to visually grounding, counting your blessings is another way to quickly ground and to bring yourself back into present time. From that space of appreciation your body naturally relaxes and thus heals itself.

Some of the things that are reassuring for the body are: nature walks, herbal tea, organic food, slow and mindful movements, gardening, rest, playtime, a warming cup of hot cocoa and much more.

The green grass, the tall trees, the birds, the moss, the soft breeze and the silent, fragrant symphony of the mid-summer’s woods have stories to tell. Listen.

Gratitude is a safety net that we can lean into when times are somehow difficult. Choosing to be grateful brings peace and quietude to the heart and calms worries. Feeling gratitude is like that moment when you let out a big sigh of relief and suddenly realize how blessed you are. You breath easy when you are grateful. The good things never went away – just your awareness of them did.

Being grateful for the simple everyday things that we usually take for granted reminds the body that its needs are always met no matter how wild life can get sometimes. Gratitude nourishes you and allows you to put everything in perspective. It is grounding for the body since it gives it something tangible to support it.

The truth is there is always plenty to be grateful for, but sometimes we forget. Remembering to be grateful we can take some time and nourish the body. So please join me in counting at least 10 things to be grateful for every day.

Here are my daily 10 for today:

  1. It’s a beautiful green and abundantly fragrant summer.
  2. There is plenty of sunshine.
  3. I have a beautiful big garden that I can work in.
  4. I hear lots of birdsong while I sit here writing this blog.
  5. I have plenty of raw organic cacao to make hot chocolate.
  6. I have a beautiful home.
  7. I have healthy organic food that comes straight from my garden.
  8. I experienced serenity earlier while picking berries in the woods.
  9. I have food on the table.
  10. I have a wonderful, supportive family.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

Photo: ‘Beautiful nature wallpaper’ / Google images

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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24 Jun

Intuitive tools 101: your intuition

The beginning meditation class is the space for you to sit in spiritual validation. This psychic kindergarten space is completely free from judgement, expectation or demands and allows you to playfully connect with and trust your own answers.

The source of your own answers is your spirit and your spirit itself is of course 100% psychic already and does not need any training or development to become more psychic. Indeed, intuition and psychic abilities are entirely natural and already came with the package for you. The point of meditation in a permissive and validating environment, however, is to learn to validate and trust the communication from your spirit through your bodily sensations, feelings, emotions, images, pictures, visions or the words or sounds you hear in your inner ear. There is really nothing woo-woo about it. Being intuitive is just a matter of quieting the noise within and around you, so that you can hear, see and sense your soul’s communication.

For the sensitive and empathic ones among us the outer world can sometimes seem like a harsh place. There are many heavy energies such as fear, pain, competition, ego battles and whacks to contend with. And this is the reason why people would instinctively rather turn off their psychic abilities through activities such as denial, invalidation, over-analysis, explaining oneself to everyone, being a people pleaser, drinking coffee, drinking alcohol or taking drugs. The sensitivity and sensations can get overwhelming if we don’t know how to deal with the noise. However, turning off your intuition is counter-productive since by doing so you are also turning off a source of healing and answers.

In the beginning psychic meditation class the psychic tool of grounding is taught that helps you to take good care of your energy and to allow yourself to begin feel safe enough in your body to turn on your natural abilities again. With grounding you release any energy that is not yours and connect with your own energy instead. Your own energy clearly feels comfortable and safe for you and is your body’s preferred fuel.

The psychic meditation classes are a sanctuary space. The Hello EssenceJoy Healing Centre is founded on the recognition that you are a spiritual being and you have your own truth, your own information. This sanctuary space opens up the opportunities for you to recognise yourself as a spiritual being and for you to receive validation from within.

Your intuition grows tremendously each time you validate your spirit and your own perceptions rather than rely on outer validation. For example, in the meditation classes and in the intuitive training program students can get different answers and see different colours when looking at the same thing. However, just because students see a different colour in a readee’s Crown chakra doesn’t mean that one is right and the other is wrong. Everyone has their own unique perceptions and each is valid in their own way. There is no right or wrong, so throw that judgement out straight away.

The more you meditate and develop trust in and awareness of your intuition, the more you begin to notice the communication from your spirit and the louder it gets. It can be a very handy and practical tool in making everyday life decisions. Here’s the thing with intuition: the more repetitive an emotion, sensation or an image gets – the more important it becomes for you to pay attention to whatever the message is.

Intuition can show up in many different ways. You may get a hunch, a gut feeling, hear a phrase in your mind or any other way that it could show up in. That is your intuition turned on and working for you – no matter how you experience it. Indeed, there are different ways of experiencing intuition, but in our meditations we bring ourselves to a visual level. Visualization is the most accurate means of communicating with spirit.

What could be better, more healing or inspiring than having your own clear communication with spirit, having your own intuition turned on and fined-tuned?

Most importantly, In our meditations you learn to listen to your intuition without any judgement or expectation. The energies of judgement and expectation come from the competitive everyday life world and have to do with ‘getting it right’. When it comes to your intuition, there is nothing to ‘get right’, your intuition is yours and does not need to be explained or defended to anyone. It just needs to be validated by you. Join the meditation class to start to become friends with and listen to your intuition with 100% neutrality straight away.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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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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28 May

Worry is a misuse of imagination

When you are in a tender growth period, stretching yourself in some way or moving through a transition space it can be easy for worry to come up. Understandably so, you may be concerned for your very survival.

By default, we all worry about everything: our health, finances, relationships, family, friends, work, our image and so forth. There always seems to be something more to worry and to feel anxious about. However, if you just can’t seem to let yourself relax and let go, you may have taken on a bunch of energy that is not yours. When energy gets in your space that is not yours, it does not fit in and simply gets stuck. In fact, if you don’t regularly release it through grounding or some other form of energy release, it can eventually cause some form of imbalance.

From a holistic point of view excess worry can be a result of the wrong lifestyle. Your body may be processing too much energy from either processed sugar, coffee, tea, wheat or other food that is aggravating your body and your nervous system. Also an unsuitable sleep-cycle or lack of sleep and overworking can cause worry. You begin by releasing any energy from your space that is not yours and then your body will release that energy in the form of bad habits. It takes quite a bit of commitment and consciousness to do this work.

From a purely clairvoyant point of view, worry is actually a negative prayer. What you worry about you draw to yourself and unconsciously manifest because you are investing your precious energy to it. The more you invest your energy and attention into something, the more real your source of worries becomes. Worrying itself does not actually solve any problems. Trusting and visualization do. By using your spiritual tools such as visualization, faith and trust you can consciously manifest what you actually want for yourself.

The vulnerable truth is that underneath worry is unhealed pain, an old traumatic experience. There may be very old stories of unworthiness, helplessness, rejection or abuse. To heal worry, it is necessary to connect with your pain and to release it. The source of all healing is love.

Worry comes in when we lose touch with the peaceful and loving ground of our being, the essence. Essence does not worry, feel fear or anxiety, because it knows it is infinite, that it has all the time in the world and that it can accomplish everything. Essence only experiences love. On the ground of your being you know you are already whole and need absolutely nothing from no one, because you are already whole. There is immense joy and fulfillment that comes from connecting with this inner wholeness. And there is truly nothing that can stand in the way of someone who is vibrating from such pure joy.

Worrying doesn’t solve tomorrow’s troubles. It empties today of its joys.

Worry can really be like an addiction. It can be hard to let go of and it appears to be justified. Truth is it isn’t justified. You can let it go. You can let grace deliver to you what you need in divine timing.

Instead of worrying, do what you need to do to relax, visualize what you want to manifest and trust … There are many ways you can relax: read a book, take a hot bath with relaxing bath salts and oils, meditate, imagine already having what you want, take time out, put on your favorite music, be silly and playful, create something beautiful and much more.

Join our meditation class to learn the energy work tool of grounding. Grounding is an essential tool for empaths, psychics and intuitives who are more sensitive to the energies at large than most people. Using grounding you can safely release any energy that is not yours and feel safe enough to visualize the kind of life you want again.

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