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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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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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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14 Apr

A healing gives a hello to your wholeness

The whole purpose of a healing is to restore the wholeness and wellness that already exists within you. Your body and spirit have much more self-healing capacity than you may realize.

The definition of wellness is quite frankly ‘being well’. It is the harmonic relationship that exists when your chakras spin clearly without obstructions and when there’s an optimal communication between your natural body and your spiritual body. You come to a harmonic through a healing. Imagine your body like a musical instrument – you too sometimes need a tune up.

Wellness like everything else is a vibration and can easily be accessed on an energy level through visualization. The only question is: can you have it?

You might want wellness, but if a large portion of your healing energy is focused outside of yourself healing everyone else and handling issues that have nothing to do with you then don’t be surprised if very little of that energy actually remains for you to deal with your own issues and questions. You have to give to yourself first so you can then give to others.

When you are manifesting health issues on the physical level you can be sure that those began on an energy level and can be accessed and healed clairvoyantly. It is your spirit that does the healing work, but in a healing session the healer’s purpose is to facilitate that awareness and help you access that healing energy. This works through validation – when you spirit receives validation it immediately begins to access its greater potential.

Often when you need a healing and regardless of how out of whack you may feel, there is typically only one or just a few pictures that have been blocking your natural flow. Clearing that one single picture gets your energy moving and you experiencing your natural wellness again. A healing removes the troublesome picture and restores wholeness of body, emotions, mind and spirit.

An intuitive healing is different from an intuitive reading in that in a healing we put less attention on what we are letting go of and more attention on what is coming in, that is, the next step. We do not dwell on the energy that is moving out, which are the old stories, pain and invalidation. Therefore, in a healing often less communication is offered, so as to allow for the change to happen rather than holding on to the old pictures.

You can give yourself a healing by visualizing yourself in wellness. For example, instead of worrying about something – visualize the outcome you want. Using visualization is a way to access your spirit’s creative ability and is the quickest way to create change and healing. And the best part about this is that this stuff actually works!

If you would like to learn to visualize more clearly and get to know your unique energy system, why don’t you join our meditation class and start healing yourself straight away!

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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30 Mar

Honoring our limits

Unlike spirit, the physical body is not invincible or eternal. It has its limitations and you would be wise to honour those limitations – they are there for a reason.

If you want to lead a happy and healthy life of wellness you have to get very familiar with your personal unique limitations and take care to honour those. Otherwise you could set yourself up for a lot of misery later down the line.

That is not to say you should give up any and all effort as soon as you bump up against even the slightest challenge. Of course not. When the time comes, you would still occasionally want to push past your limiting beliefs, addictions or comfort zone. However, be aware if you are coming from grace and surrender or brute force. Your body is the most accurate psychic tool for letting you know how you are handling your growth periods.

Pressure, demands or competition from others may make you feel guilty or shameful about your humanness and believe you are weak if you say ‘no’, when you could be doing more, working harder and just spreading yourself super-thin trying to please everyone. Learning to set boundaries and saying ‘no’ is a big lesson for you peacemakers and unconscious healers out there.

It is a spiritual perfect picture that dictates that one should be able to achieve anything without having occasional rest, recovery or plain downtime. This is very true for the eternal and forever regenerating spirit, but not so true for the body. If pushed past its natural limits for an extended period of time without proper rest, the body will eventually create downtime for itself through illness.

You don’t have to play God for anyone, you don’t have to be perfect. A perfect picture is the result of judgement – it is not the truth or reality.

When you push past your limitations trying to be everything for everyone, you are sacrificing yourself and your own needs. This doesn’t do anyone any good, especially you. You are always teaching by your example and when you sacrifice yourself you are setting the energy and others will match to it. This will make for a whole bunch of very unhappy people, because sacrifice is an energy leak. It is not nurturing, healing or wholesome in any way.

On the other hand, when you honour your limitations and set your boundaries you will set the perfect example to others for how to take good care of oneself. An example of how to love yourself and be your own best friend. By honouring your limitations and lovingly setting your boundaries you are actually creating the space for others to show up authentic too.

Here are some practical steps that you can take to begin to honour your natural limits straight away …

  • Resting when you need to
  • Saying ‘no’ when you don’t feel like doing something
  • Not cramming your to-do-list full of unrealistic tasks
  • Setting realistic goals for yourself
  • Going more slowly
  • Eating the kinds of foods that are good for your body
  • Walking away from anything that doesn’t feel good
  • Choosing to be kind to yourself even when others aren’t

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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22 Mar

Handling change gracefully

The nature of our everyday lives is constant change. It is a universal truth. It is how we evolve. You can count on things to continue to change. And this is a good thing.

Sometimes, however, change around us can happen very rapidly and events can seem to move a little too fast. This tends to be the case especially during big astrological events such as eclipses, full moons, Earth shifts or other metaphysical influences that affect us as a collective. Something that is old and worn-out is now on its way out and something new and as of yet unknown is on its way in. Change comes with growing pains.

The physical body needs comfort, security and familiarity to feel safe and nurtured and all that new energy can be overwhelming for it to process in a short period of time. That tends to light up those survival instincts and blow open your first chakra. The first chakra, which is located at the base of your spine, processes your physical body’s information and handles energies such as survival, home, family, finances, security, cultural programming, health and your eating and sleeping habits. While dealing with change the first chakra tends to get lit up with fears of not having enough or possibly not surviving.

The knee-jerk reaction is to go into effort, try real hard to make things work again as they did before and cling on to the familiarity of what was. The healing solution, however, is essentially very simple: to trust the direction in which things are going and to let go of wanting to know how it will all play itself out.

The best way to keep up with rapid changes is to let go and let your essence take care of the details rather than trying to micro-manage it all on your own from the analyser. Simply give all your fears, worries and concerns over to your essence, aka your spirit, and have essence handle it all for you. Just like that. And ease and grace can return into your life once again. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? But can you have that?

When adjusting to changes, it’s essential to give your body plenty of time to readjust and process. You may need extra naps. You may need time to just be. You may need to let some tears out. You may need lots of reassurance. Ask for your needs to be met. But let go of what was so that what wants to be will be.

There are new ways of being awaiting their turn: new mock-ups, new creations, new alliances, new friendships. But you have to be willing to let go of the past in order for the new and wonderful to have room to come in.

So how can you most effectively ‘let go’ or ‘release’? Have you ever considered grounded meditation? Gentle grounded meditation, where you sit comfortably in an upright chair, is the best way to effectively handle any extra energy you may have picked up and to release anything that does not belong to you. You pick up energy into your aura even when you don’t really consider yourself very sensitive or empathic. The thing with carrying energy in your space that isn’t yours is that you can’t solve pain or questions that don’t belong to you.

Grounding is the tool with which to safely release any excess energy. You can use grounding to connect your first chakra to the centre of the planet to calm your body and to give it nurturing. Grounding and other psychic tools are accessed through your natural gift of visualization.

Gentle meditation time can make it possible for you to get back in touch with your own energy and your own needs again. From that intuitive space of neutrality, just being and awareness you will be equipped to handle changes gracefully rather than dramatically.

You might want to try the six week psychic meditation class that I teach both in person here in Eastbourne as well as a correspondence course accessible via phone conferencing. In this program you will learn many wonderful energywork tools that help you to keep your space no matter what the outer circumstances are.

© Copyright Hello EssenceJoy 2016

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