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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8 May

10 simple ways to detox your energy this spring

Now that we are already well into spring time here on the Northern hemisphere the nature is aglow with a joyous celebration of bird symphonies, sweet fragrances of fresh blossoms and a rich tapestry of color all around us.

Wherever you look, everything is brimming with happiness and enthusiasm for the increasing amount of daylight. And as the days are getting ever more lighter and lighter, so are we letting go of heaviness and becoming lighter in our own inner landscapes.

The earlier months of this year have been very much inwardly focused in that we instinctively spent more time looking inward and examining old patterns and basically just preserving energy. We’ve done quite a bit of that deep inner work during the winter months that have passed as well as the early spring months of this year.

If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. ~ Lenn Clark

Now the focus is becoming more and more outward. We are invited to be more sociable, make new friends, get out there more, have more get-togethers and just have more plain old fun! It’s much easier to have fun and invite in joy when you have a toolkit for taking good care of yourself and your own energy. Do you know your own energy? Do you love and value it enough to take good care of it?

Springtime is just the perfect time for a detox. You may have already given your house a good scrubbing, but consider also your inner space, your chakras and aura layers, aka your energy field – it too needs a hello from you.

So if you’re like me and are ready for a detox from all the heavy-processing of the previous few months and want to lighten up, then here are some super simple suggestions on how to detox your energy completely without any effort whatsoever.

1. Ground yourself. This is the most important step in detoxing your energy, which is why I’ve put it at the top of this list. If you haven’t learned this one yet, then I highly recommend it: learn to ground yourself. By regularly grounding your energy into the center of the planet, rather than into your work, your bank account or your mother, you can effortlessly release anything that is not yours. Grounding makes you real. There is a certain magic that happens when you ground yourself. You ground by visualizing a grounding cord connecting the base of your spine into the center of the planet.

2. Meditate. It’s the perfect remedy for the hectic, fast-paced and energetically taxing everyday life with all its expectations, demands and responsibilities. Your meditation space is your rest and relaxation space where absolutely nothing is expected of you. Sitting in meditation for just 30 minutes or more in the morning every day is very healing and balancing and does wonders for your body, mind and soul.

3. Practice forgiveness. Holding grudges does nothing, but drain your energy and take away your enjoyment in life. It makes you unnecessarily fearful and guarded. Remember that we’re all just kids in a huge kindergarten and sometimes get it wrong. When you instead choose to forgive those who may have wronged you or made you feel like a victim, you automatically let go of any old toxic energy and free your space up to create, have, be and do more. You don’t necessarily have to hang out with those whom you need to forgive, but just let go of that heavy and toxic energy of unforgiveness.

4. Be amused. No matter what you’re getting up to and no matter how serious something may look on the surface, always find the amusement in it. This immediately lifts your energy, allows you to detach with love and to see clearly. The bonus is that amusement also makes you appear more attractive. Consider it your energetic face-lift. And it’s completely free.

5. Be in wonder. Always be as a child. Like an innocent three-year-old exploring a totally new world. Every day when you wake up remember to be in wonder and amazement about the magical creative being you are, how much you have already created and how much more you can still create. Be in wonder about all the endless possibilities, discoveries and adventures yet to be had!

6. Be in gratitude. The very simple rule is this: you manifest more miracles into your life by often giving thanks for what you already have. Besides it is a wonderful inspiring vibration to hold in your energy field. It feels good to be grateful. Make a habit of finding at least 10 things to be grateful for every day. Count your blessings!

7. Have a positive attitude. In a world where there is constant upheaval and drama happening every day a positive attitude is an absolute must. Being negative serves no one and is a journey down the rabbit hole into more of that same negativity. If you really want to help others and be a healing presence, simply leave your dramas at the door and just have a good time. Or better yet imagine putting any negativity you may have in a rose and blow it up. And poof! It is gone!

8. Give something. You don’t have to give much. You can start with simple things like a hello, a smile, a bit of your time, selfless service or the gift of your presence to someone who may be feeling lonely. Those things count. And if you are in a position to do so, consider also donating your time or money to charities or to whomever may need help and support. The most beautiful thing about giving is that giving like loving is its own reward.

9. Listen to music. Beautiful, relaxing and soothing music is both inspiring and healing. It automatically resets your energy and puts you back in balance in a way that obsessing, over-thinking and running around in circles does not. It is a meditation of the highest order and is simply the best way to lift your energy and to let go of any toxic energy you may have been holding on to. You know how good it feels after a really really great massage? Well, healing music has the ability to do the same without so much as even leaving your house!

10. Create something. Step into the creative flow and feel good! Having a creative outlet allows you to express and communicate yourself in ways that your words or your body couldn’t. You can get all those deeply held beliefs, ideas, feelings and otherwise suppressed stuff out of you in an easy and fun way. This will be extremely healing and detoxing for you. You could start with something simple like blogging, painting by numbers, pottery, drawing, coloring, knitting, gardening or any other creative pathways that appeal to you. Find your niche!

Have you had a detox yet? How about an intuitive session to get you started? Get a hello now!

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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29 Apr

Dealing with heartbreak, loss and grief

The month of April has been quite tough for many of us.

On the global scale a major Earthquake has just seriously disrupted the lives of the people of Nepal and surrounding areas that are now receiving international help in the form of disaster aid and prayers. On a more personal level I’ve ended a relationship, lost a beloved teacher and had to put my plans for a spiritual center on hold.

The thing is, when you live with an open heart, actually care about people and feel genuine concern for them, you are bound to get hurt. Change and losses can be painful no matter how much we spiritualize, conceptualize or explain it all away. Grief happens.

This is how life is. Just look at nature itself – it is in constant change, growth and transformation. Sometimes that change can come unexpectedly and with a shock. We are constantly challenged to let go and accept the things that are outside of our space and out of our control.

Life is constantly pushing us to create more and destroy what is weighing us down or what no longer serves us. It’s always pushing us beyond our limits of comfort.

“Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the façade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagine to be true”. ~Adyashanti

Sometimes break-down needs to happen in order to create change, to let go of that which is non-essential and to allow in the new. It does no one any service to keep carrying around the old heaviness of ego illusions and expectations. If you’ve been carting your past around with you for a very long time, then it can be a bit of a shock when it’s made aware to you, when you suddenly see all the heavy stuff you’ve held on to so tightly believing it was you. But rest assured – all that is now on its way out!

You let go bit by bit until you reach that part of you that is really true about you, the part of you called ‘essence’. Essence itself cannot be broken down, because it is real. You can’t destroy what is really truly real. And essence is pure joy.

The process of letting go can be painful for the body that seeks comfort, so it’s absolutely healthy to let the tears roll in this time … let your body have its emotional release without any judgment. If you hold back, you are simply prolonging the process. There is no point in ‘toughing it out’. Just let those tears fall.

So how do you find centering and anchoring in all of this and let go with Grace? Find your meditation space and through it rediscover your center and your amusement. Forgive those who have hurt you. Forgive those who left you. And forgive yourself for whatever you may have blamed yourself for.

Where I find anchoring in all of this is by regularly giving a hello to my essence in meditation and simply living my life as a creation of my essence. I trust in essential timing and trust that everything is always on time. This is what all the spiritual teachers talk about. It’s the graceful beauty of living.

The true value of a constant meditation practice is that you get in touch with that really creative part of yourself and you create space for something new and wonderful to enter your life. Maybe even new colors and vibrations to create from perhaps!

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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29 Jan

Trust your intuition

“Oh, it’s just my imagination!”

Often I come across people dismissing their perceptions, intuitive hunches and experiences as ‘just my imagination’. But consider this: imagination, aka visualization, is the tool with which spirit communicates with you on a practical level. Night-time dreams or daydreams are an excellent example of that.

Intuition really is like a muscle that grows through practice. It grows through your constant validation.

That thing called intuition. It’s your soul. You can trust it. ~Unknown

The more you trust, pay attention to and validate your intuition, the stronger it gets. At first when you start listening in through meditation or simply by paying attention to it, your hunches might not always make sense at the time. But you will find out the truth further down the line one way or another.

Notice any energy in your space that tells you to explain away what you experience for yourself. Notice the energy that says you have to be able to explain what you are seeing. Throw that energy away – it is invalidating to your intuitive space. Only you can validate your intuition. It’s an inside job.

Your experiences, hunches, feelings and perceptions don’t have to be explained to anyone. They are yours and therefore only you can validate them.

Being intuitive is a very grounded business and requires you to be in the body rather than floating around somewhere. Your body is a very powerful psychic tool – it never lies. Sometimes in intuitive readings it might not make much sense to me what it is that I’m looking at, but when I communicate those images to the client, it often makes a lot of sense to them. I always pay attention to what my body is picking up as it is 100% accurately tuned in to the truth.

For example, when there is someone I’ve been in contact with, who went into growth and wanted some answers from me, I experience the energy of this person’s questions as pain in my neck. Since having to explain myself to someone could become toxic for my self-esteem, I always clear that out.

How much you trust your intuition really has to do with the communication between your spirit and your body, aka your affinity. Pictures that get in the way can be low self-esteem, self-doubt, mental-emotional-image pictures, someone else’s energy in your space and so forth. However, every time you sit down to do a professional intuitive reading, more layers of those pictures clear out, which is tremendously healing. Because of this I always feel very grounded (rather than spaced out) after readings.

Being intuitive means validating yourself. It is the recognition that you are good enough as you are, that your truth is valuable and accurate for you and that you don’t have to work so hard to get answers as they will simply fall into your lap when you need them.

Ultimately, being intuitive means being team-mates with your essence (aka spirit), your guides and God. When following and trusting your intuition you are constantly in harmonic and working together with essence. And when you yourself are in harmonic with your essence it has an immediate effect on those around you and brings them into essence as well. This is literally ‘being with God’ and is your highest protection.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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14 Jan

Ground your creations

According to my favorite forecaster, the Power Path, 2015 has the energy flavor or theme of creativity. The year has already brought some amazing creative clarity to me personally, so I can certainly validate that theme for myself.

We all have creative energy flowing through our bodies daily. Spirit is creative. It is the energy that created us, the planet, the Universe and is the very life force itself. Yes, even those who consider themselves ‘not creative’ have creative ability. It’s just a matter of choice and each day we have a choice whether to validate our creativity and to exercise that creativity muscle or not.

Creative energy is by nature a high frequency energy that can bring all kinds of innovative, unique, original and inspired ideas. It is a soft, unfocused and feminine energy. Creativity is best accessed through daydreaming or a state of no expectation and trust. Do you have permission to daydream?

If you want to manifest something creative for yourself like a work of art, a book, a piece of music or just about anything you can use a simple grounding visualization to help make it real and bring it to yourself. The meditation audio named “The Manifestation Rose” could be of help.

The positives of creativity are a natural and effortless flow of inspiration, play, originality, healing, the feeling that anything is possible and positive destruction or the ability to let go of old creations. But some of the negatives to watch out for are ungroundedness, illusions, moodiness, negative destruction, victim mentality, perfectionism, taking things personally, lack of boundaries and procrastination.

While it is wonderful to be in that creative space where you feel that everything is possible, it’s also important to take action steps towards making your mock-ups real. This is where a grounding cord comes in handy. Without a grounding cord your mock-ups will simply swirl around outside your body uncontrollably and in a chaotic way that can affect your health. Make sure to reset your grounding whenever you start to feel spaced out.

So in this new year of 2015, some of the keywords for things to become conscious of and do some awareness work on could be: grounding, body / spirit communication, healing abilities, your mock-ups and creative space, surrender and trust, daydreaming as a conscious activity, female energy, manifestation work and boundaries around what is yours and what is not.

A good space to learn grounding and other intuitive energywork tools is the psychic meditation class that I teach both locally as well as a teleclass. In a psychic meditation class you can learn valuable tools such as grounding, creating and destroying, running energy and calling back your creative energy.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2015

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19 Dec

Intuitive self-care for the holiday season

The time period from Thanksgiving until New Year, aka the holiday season, is well known for the intensity that comes along with it.

At this time of the year our very physical connections with our tribes and families are in focus and this brings up all kinds of instinctual and first chakra related issues. Ever wondered why the color red, which is associated with the first chakra, sexuality, passion and intensity, is also associated with Santa Clause’s coat? Not a coincidence.

It’s truly a mixed bag of energies and experiences for different people and of course, everyone’s experience is unique and their own. For the more empathic and sensitive ones, however, it becomes important to have some sort of an anchoring into intuitive self-care so as not to take on the energy and harshness of others.

The positive side of Christmas are all the wonderful religious themes associated with it and the beautiful heartwarming stories that are told through movies, animations, books or otherwise. Through those stories we consider our place in our family circles and society. We look at our ancestry and celebrate all that is good and worthwhile in life. Reunions happen. Charity and fund-raising to support the less fortunate become the theme.

On the other hand, we have the “holiday madness”: the closer we get to Christmas the more the speed picks up, the more everyone seems to be in a hurry somewhere and people seem to become more manic. The advertising companies use this time to their advantage; notice ads like “Hurry, before the sale ends!” and “Don’t miss out on the deal of the lifetime!” and so forth.

A word of advice for the more empathic ones: no, you are not more sensitive than usual, there really is a lot of pushy energy being thrown around. The solution is to step out of resistance to it.

When the energy is picking up and we all become lit up with matching pictures like the Christmas tree, it can help to be aware of ways in which we can leak energy and how to best manage it for ourselves. It becomes crucial to have some sort of a still-point in our lives to remain balanced. Meditation is a good space for that. If it calls to you, you could also add some visual tools to take better care of yourself.

The following are some tips for adjusting your energy for different life situations and how you can take better care of yourself through this holiday madness:

1. Meditate. This is a great way to heal yourself. Putting yourself in touch with that much needed still-point during a somewhat pushy holiday season. Giving yourself some gentle meditation time allows you to reclaim your space from other people’s demands.

2. Use a grounding cord. This is your protection. You can release any energy that isn’t yours and like a powerful tree you will stand tall and strong and cannot be pushed around. Grounding is what makes you real.

3. Pull your aura in closer. Doing so in public spaces can help to avoid taking on energy from others and feeling drained. Read more about the aura here.

4. Adjust your second chakra. You can adjust it down to a smaller size when you feel you may be absorbing other people’s emotions. You can simply imagine your second chakra as a spinning wheel of energy below your belly button and see it decreasing in size to about 20%-30%. Play around with it and see what feels good.

5. Third chakra awareness. You can also adjust the third chakra according to your needs. When working out or doing public speaking, it’s good to open it up more than usual. Maybe to about 60%-80% of its maximum openness. When meditating, however, you may want to close it down to about 50%-60%.

6. Color therapy. Pick colors that you feel in affinity with that you can circulate in your chakras or aura layers. You can visualize a color that makes you feel good and then see that color circulating in your chakras and aura layers. It’s that easy to give yourself a visual healing!

7. Use a separation rose. Visually create a separation rose when you need some space from someone or something. This becomes essential when dealing with projections, pushy and harsh energy. You just imagine a rose (or any other flower or object that feels good to you) on the edge of your aura and let it absorb any unwanted energy.

8. Set your Crown chakra to gold for neutrality. Imagine gold color in your Crown chakra and notice in your body how neutral and healing it can be for you.

9. Feel free to say no. To avoid energy leaks, walk away from what doesn’t feel good. Set boundaries around other people’s responsibilities and drama. As a natural healer it can be hard to do that as you may be expected to be the one to solve stuff for others. But value your time and energy enough not to become embroiled in toxic energies.

10. Do not take anything personally. If you take something personally, then it is equivalent to you making it your responsibility to solve whatever the pain was that came up for the other person. Remember that others never say or do anything because of you, but because of something that is going on for them. Have compassion for them, but set good boundaries nevertheless.

11. Let go of other people’s expectations of you. Don’t let yourself be pushed around. You don’t have to explain or justify yourself to anyone. You are good enough just as you are already.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2014

Photo: ‘Red Winter Berry Scented Candles by Parlane’ / Google

14 Nov

What is an intuitive reading?

An intuitive reading is a space for you to be seen as a creative being in a body. It’s a space to receive validation for who you really are and that can be tremendously healing.

Seeing clearly is a spiritual ability, one that is already yours and came along with the package since birth. For many, however, they may need to get through the fog of a whole bunch of unconsciousness, invalidation and mental-emotional image pictures before they can admit to themselves that this ability is real.

An intuitive reading is very simply communication on the energy that you are presently carrying around in your space. This communication may meet your expectations or not, but it will surely be validating.

The truth shall set you free. Throw away any expectations you may have about what you will hear in a reading and be open to receive.

The beauty of a reading is that always the right amount of communication or information comes through. Absolutely no effort is required.

A reading is about you, your questions, your energy, your path, your growth period and the energy of your agreements with yourself and others in present time. It is so healing to get a hello on those things and you can ask about anything!

It’s not fortune-telling or predicting! Predictions can be made, but they may or may not be accurate. Remember that the future is not set in stone and it all depends whether those agreements become fulfilled or not.

Whatever goes on in your life is happening by an agreement. You can get a hello on those agreements in a clairvoyant reading or a healing session. The agreements are there to grow from. When you learn what the growth is, you can have more freedom in choosing how you wish to grow into your Next Step.

At the end of the reading you’ll also get a hello on your Next Step, which looks at where it is that you are going.

I’m very grateful for every intuitive reading I do, because it’s a growth opportunity each time. When I get lit up, I also get to look at my own issues, pictures, outdated beliefs and agreements that may have kept me stuck and small. Helping another – I am also being helped. The Universe always knows precisely which clients to bring to me, so the meeting is never ‘accidental’. The ones I may have resistance to are the ones that bring the most precious jewels of wisdom and growth along with them.

© Hello EssenceJoy 2014

Photo: ‘Bali’ / Google

17 Oct

About the psychic meditation class

In the psychic meditation class you sit comfortably in an upright chair, do nothing and use some visualization.

No unearthly contortions or physically difficult exercises are required here. This meditation is very gentle on the body.

It’s the space to just be.

In this space you learn visual energywork tools to help with grounding and moving your energy. With amusement you can learn to release heavy energies such as resistance, effort, stuckness and pain. Using the tools learned in this class you can begin to get a handle on that sensitivity of yours!

You receive validation as a psychic living in the the present day world and begin to really get to know yourself as a spiritual being in a physical body.

What is the purpose of all those tools like grounding, running energy and destroying roses? The answer is simple: it is about the relationship between you, the spiritual being, and your body. In this meditation you find where you are in relation to your body and the effect of that on your daily life. The tools learned in the psychic meditation class become your means to regain your space, amusement and a sense of neutrality.

This class is centered in you sitting in your own truth. When you first begin to use the tools and run your energy, anything that is untrue, impure and simply not you – will come up to the surface. And this is the whole point. Now the question becomes: are you ready and willing to drop that baggage or are you invested into carrying it along with you. The psychic tools taught in this fun class can help you to safely manage your baggage, release it and to find your own truth.

This meditation isn’t meant to make you feel a certain way – you may want to put that expectation, aka ‘a perfect picture’, in a rose and blow it up straight away. You haven’t failed if you don’t feel ultimate bliss at the end of your meditation session. The point of this meditation is to bring you to a space of awareness and acceptance about where you are, what is in your space and how you really feel. This awareness gives you the tools for your next step.

In the psychic meditation class visualization is used as a self-healing tool. Bringing yourself to a visual level means becoming neutral to your pain. The clarity of the images you see shows how much neutrality you can have. How much neutrality you can have is proportionate with how much inner peace you can have. It’s that simple.

A new-agey type yoga meditation teacher once said to me he didn’t think visualization was good, because it could encourage fantasy. But here’s the thing: visual meditation is not fantasy – far from it! On the contrary, it is realistic, because in that moment when you bring your awareness to the center of your head, you are actually looking at the truth. This takes willingness and openness to do so. From what I’ve observed, it’s those who want to remain in fantasy are the ones who shy away from visual meditation.

Self-healing tip: Right now go ahead and allow a color to show in your mind’s eye that represents you being centered, happy and in optimal well-being. Just take a moment and look at that color. Then also allow yourself to intuit what that color represents for you in particular and what you could embrace more of in your life.

Come and join me if you want to learn to meditate, want to practice your psychic tools, to just relax and connect with your energy. This is the space for you. The space to recharge, to revitalize and to just be . . . There are no expectations of you here. Just come as you are and have fun!

© Hello EssenceJoy 2014

Photo: Flower Story’s Facebook page / Timeline photos

19 Dec

Finding neutrality with meditation

For many years now I’ve practiced daily the modern art of meditation where visualization techniques are used to gain neutrality.

The effects have been so great and I love it so much that not so long ago I also began to teach it. You just can’t have too much of a good thing.

It’s ‘modern’ in the sense that it is in present time. In these meditations we are not using some old outworn complex Eastern techniques that contort the body and make no sense to anyone. The techniques I teach are very simple. We sit comfortably in an upright chair, eyes closed, breathing gently, hands resting on thighs with palms facing upward and both feet flat on the floor. This is a very natural position for the body and allows energies to circulate freely.

By bringing our awareness to the center of the head, we take a step out of identification and into the seat of neutrality. Becoming detached in this way does not mean becoming dissociated, unconscious or ‘out of body’. Not by far! Rather, you step out of the figurative storm so you can view it from aside. By viewing your energy visually you validate it. This way you become aware of your space and can then decide whether you want to keep having this storm in your space or not!

So in this way detachment becomes about owning your experience rather than having your experience own you. There is a big difference here.

Detachment is not that you should own nothing. But that nothing should own you. ~Ali ibn abi Tabib

I’ve heard hair being split between meditation and concentration. That is, as long as there is any kind of activity, it is no longer meditation, but rather concentration. I get the big idea here, but I do not share this picture entirely. Visualization can be used in meditation without it becoming a concentration practice. Namely, what makes a meditation a true meditation is that there is no effort used in it. The moment your body goes into effort or breathing becomes heavy, you have moved out of meditation space and into ‘doing space’, maybe even task-management space. To deal with this we use the visual ability to ground out any effort or resistance that may light up.

Some of the main visual tools we use in these meditations are grounding, creating and destroying roses and running energy. All are used in conjunction with color. Color can say a lot about the energies that you carry around in your space!

Grounding is that energetic line or cord of connection you have between your root chakra and the center of the planet. It is a technique to help keep the body safe. Without grounding, the body can become a container for all kinds of unwanted energy.

Circulating energy is another tool used in this meditation. By running our Earth and cosmic energies we clear our energy channels from any extraneous energy (not our energy!) and thus allowing for clear flow. This flow also clears and heals the body at cellular level.

And finally don’t forget the energy of amusement – the constant companion through both your meditation practice and all daily life experience. Amusement can move even the heaviest and stickiest energy. And doesn’t a smile just look great!

Whether you realize it or not sitting in meditation for about 20 to 30 minutes every day in the morning is a great way to begin to hear your spirit’s communication for you. You literally change the game by doing so. Besides, meditation is the means to come to affinity with yourself. It truly is a gentle and loving act of kindness towards yourself. Your body will be grateful for it.

© Hello EssenceJoy 2013

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18 Nov

Being at gold

Did you know that as a spiritual being in a physical body your energy responds to color?

Furthermore, spirit communicates through images, pictures and visions. You can set your energy and even heal yourself simply by imagining desired colors in your chakras, body and aura.

Each color tone has a particular vibration and therefore carries a unique meaning with it. Clairvoyants see colors in your chakras, body and aura and all of these have much to communicate about you. Namely, the colors you run in your space indicate where you like to set the energy or where the energy has been set for you.

Out of the visible color spectrum from brown to gold, it’s the gold energy that is the most neutral and healing tone to have in your crown chakra. I do all my clairvoyant readings with my crown set at Gold.

Self-healing tip: If you feel like you’ve lost your neutrality, simply imagine gold color in your crown chakra.

You can put gold in all the chakras and run it through your energy channels. Running gold energy simply by visualizing it flowing through your back and front channels, you easily clear your space from any energy that does not belong to you. Thus it helps you to raise your vibration and to regain your certainty.

When you are being at gold you step into a state of grace, a state of effortlessness. You no longer have to chase after what you want – it will come to you. You can use energywork to create effortlessly. Simply put all your wishes in a rose and hand over to the Universe.

The only question is can you have gold? Can you have that ease and effortlessness? Do you even have permission to be at gold? The word ‘christ’ derives from the Greek word χρυσός (read: chrysos). It’s truly a high spiritual energy and it takes a lot of trust in the creative power of your own spirit to be running at this vibration. Gold is the color for the well-known phrase ‘All is well’. It reminds us that God is within everyone.

It’s in those moments of non-effort, not intensely seeking and simply grateful for what already is, grateful for how far you’ve come and just appreciating life that miracles manifest. In those moments your Next Step and agreements can flow in. So be open to those moments.

Every day, every moment the whole of creation conspires to bring your deepest dreams and desires into reality. It’s not the effort / pushing / trying / figuring out / lack of faith, but the grace, effortlessness and enjoyment – aka your Gold energy – that manifests. Just step back, surrender and allow Supreme Being to work it all out for you. Also remember you have your own pace, life is not a competition – time and timing is of the essence.

Gold energy has so many varied uses as a visual tool. For example, if you are ready to move on from something and want to let go of it, then visualize gold energy pushing it out of your space. You let go with gold – it truly is the color of forgiveness.

So go ahead and give yourself a break today: paint your whole Universe in Gold!

Gold bless!

© Hello EssenceJoy 2013

Photo: Flower Story’s Facebook page / Album: ‘Story of Light II’