Journey of a Modern Mystic: A Life Long Practice

As with any adventure you embark on, as the adventure unfolds, you tend feel like nothing has changed because day to day, the shifts aren’t always obvious. Yet, often when we look back at who we were, where we were when we began, we can see the difference and the changes that have taken place. It’s a real before and after that is quantifiable, tangible. that can’t always be seen while we’re in it.

My journey through the School of the Modern Mystic has been subtle in many ways, especially with the day to day working on and working in the material but when I look back at who I was before hand, how I felt before hand I can see and feel that I am very different than I was before.

While many things have shifted, I feel perhaps the biggest gift this beautiful school has given me is the gift of knowing what my own energy feels like.

Before this training, I felt tired, unwell and agitated about so many things. Now, when I am continuing these practices, I find that I have more energy, when I’m unwell I am not unwell for long and while I find myself getting agitated here and there, I know I only need to return to my practices to feel a sense of stillness again. I know that these practices are integral for my wellbeing, for my self-esteem, for my life to feel smooth and life’s challenges something that can be overcome.

I am human of course and I often fall off of my Modern Mystic Wagon but the support from my fellow Modern Mytsics is always there to help get me back on track. It is after all, a spiritual practice.

Without these practices, I know that I am a short fused, illness prone, tired, grumpy person. With them, I am energetic, I am still, I am comfortable in who I am and I make smart choices without really needing to work through them. They just seem to be easy to make.

If I get my energy field right, everything else just works. And I can tell you that fist hand. I’ve loved it so much i’ve begun level 2 to deepen the work of level 1.

If you’re interested in finding out more about the School of the Modern Mystic as well as more information about your energy field, your chakras and how you can work with them so that your life works, check it out because the enrolments are open now.

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Belinda Davidson's School of the Modern Mystic starts September 29th!

See my other Journey of a Modern Mystic article here.

Lessons from Mother Nature

Inherent Nature of All Things Dana Atkin

It’s interesting how a plant can be viewed by a dozen people and be seen differently by each and every one. Yet, regardless of how we look at it, it’s own inherent nature still resides there. It remains unchanged. It is not swayed by our perceptions of it. It is not changed by the filters we apply to the images we take of it. It doesn’t change it’s self in order become more for us. It is what it is and it is content with it.

We could learn a lot from mother nature. It’s so easy to get caught up in what other people think of us. It’s easy to believe that we should be, ought to be or could be rather than believing in who we are, as we are, right here and now.

It’s easier to believe what people think we should be, ought to be or could be rather than believing in who we are, as we are, right here and now.

We would save ourselves so much inner turmoil if we were to remain still and centred like nature does and simply do what we do best, grow. Naturally.

Eckhart Tolle, in his book Stillness Speaks, refers of the inherent stillness in nature and it’s ability to remain solid and still in the midst of external forces. Nature does not fight against the circumstances it finds it’s self in, it thrives by remaining true to it’s self and by finding new ways. It grows in cracks of pathways, it grows around and over buildings and bridges and rocks and even grows in the mud.

If we say to the plant “you’re not capable of growing there”, does the plant believe this and cease to grow? No. It grows anyway.

Monday Mantra:: My Own Power Empowers Others

Monday Mantra My Power Empowers

I recently attended a workshop where I felt like I was finally given the permission I needed to pull the plug on some things that were holding me back and release the things, people and situations that were making me feel frustrated and unwell. I knew I felt this way with these things but I felt guilty because I spent all this time getting to a point where I could do them, where I could help.

I knew I had permission intellectually. I knew this. But I could feel my body holding on tight to the idea that I shouldn’t feel this way about helping that I should be putting other people first.

I paraphrase here but the words I heard were something like:

Aim for Amazing. Don’t go out there and do this work without tending to your own energy first. You’ll do yourself a disservice and you’ll do your clients a disservice not to mention that you’ll do the craft a disservice because it just won’t work if your energy isn’t right.

I felt my whole body relax for the first time in a long while.

Everything about the way my body let go and released is telling me that this information had finally sunk in on the deep knowing level. It was time to begin focussing on myself first before helping others. Knowing that it’s okay to cancel clients if i’m not in the right space so as not to influence or effect their sessions is beyond powerful. I finally feel like putting myself first is the best thing to do for other people.

I asked myself a few questions (see below) and I recalled a time when I was very fit and healthy and remembered how good it felt to be clear about what I wanted and be comfortable in saying “No” to certain foods or drinks or events when I didn’t feel up to it. It felt so good to feel so self empowered.

So let me ask you this:

Where are you putting others first when you know you should be putting yourself first?

When you put others first, how does it make them feel?
When you put others first, how does it make you feel?
If it makes you feel positive, what are you getting out of it?
What kind of help or support are you really giving them? Is it full, positive, present attention? or is it half hearted, semi-present, partially positive attention because your own energy is elsewhere?

When you put yourself first, how does it make you feel?
When was the last time you put yourself first?
How did that make you feel? How did it make others feel?

How can you gather your own power and energy so that you can better help others with theirs?

My Power, Empowers!

Energetically Freezing People Out of Your Space

Energetically Freezing Somone Out of Your Life Dana Atkin Kinesiology

Here’s a little tip for energetically freezing someone (or something) out of your personal boundary or space. I used this personally some years ago when I had a colleague that to be honest, gave me the creeps. It was instant gut reaction to keep information about myself general, very very general. Because he was a colleague, I couldn’t really say “hey, I know we work together but I don’t want to talk to you because you give me the creeps” so I used the following technique to send him to a better job at a better company – and it worked.

This is by no means the only way to do this however, it is a nice, non-invasive, gentle way to shift someone, something or a situation out of your space when you feel that your space and boundaries have been trespassed:

  1. Take a piece of paper
  2. At the top of the piece of paper, write the name of the situation or person you’d like to shift from or within your world
  3. Underneath their name, write a short, lovely letter to your angels, your guides or god of the highest truth and compassion and ask that the person be moved forward to a situation or another person that is able to help them more, who is more comfortable with that person or into a situation that better suited to their needs etc and that is in their highest good to move toward. This step is the most important because it’s about wanting the best for everyone involved, including the person or situation you’re keen to leave behind.
  4. Now take the piece of paper, fold it up and place it in the freezer and as you do, say “thank you” to the angels or guides or higher self for shifting this situation into a more comfortable space for all involved.

Now, await patiently while the person or situation shifts towards a more appropriate outcome for everyone involved.

What if it’s someone who hurt you and who keeps coming back into your life without being invited?
You just need to add a little more to this process, (if you really feel like you have accomplished forgiveness toward the person) write on the back of the piece of paper “I forgive you and I release you.”. This is important because we can easily forget that sometimes it is our inability to forgive a situation or person that holds them in our sphere.

If you haven’t quite accomplished forgiveness, then work on that while the freezer is doing it’s job from an energetic perspective.

Feel free to expand this technique in which ever way feels right for you, just remember that it’s about everyone’s highest good and ultimately, ensuring that everyone gets the best possible outcome is the key to manifesting that energetic freeze.

Now, await patiently while the person or situation shifts towards a more appropriate outcome for everyone involved.