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.

Monday Mantra:: I Choose New Experiences

Monday Mantra Choose New Experiences

It seems too simple doesn’t it? Change the way you walk to work, change-up your morning routine, run on a new path in order to shift the energy in your life.

When we do the same thing, with the same people, at the same time, on the same day, we become secure in the everyday. And then, after some time, it creeps in. The thought of change becomes scary. Eventually even buttering our toast differently feels wrong and throws out our day.

There are benefits of habits. Discipline is great for achieving goals. But even discipline has room for movement, room for improvement. if we don’t change things up, things get stagnant. We feel stuck in a rut. We hit a plateau with our weight loss, with our training, with our career, sometimes even with life in general.

Now, I’m not talking about radically changing your life or routine. All it takes is small, subtle shifts in everyday things to change your energy and open it up to new opportunities for growth and expansion.

I am the first to admit that I am a creature of habit. I often have to remind myself to walk a different way to work, or change my nutrition (it’s easy to have the same thing for breakfast day in, day out) and sometimes, it takes someone else to say to me “hey, why don’t try that other park for your training run today?” to get me to shift out of my comfort zone. That change in running location meant that I was less focussed on the tired legs and puffing lungs and more into the experience of new surroundings. It was me out of my comfort zone in a whole other way to my fitness comfort zone. It was a beautiful and as a result, I ran faster and further than my previous attempt.

This weekend, I was teaching and normally I would jump in the car and drive across. Because my beloved had the car over the weekend, I needed to catch public transport to the college. It felt like a chore initially but I realised that it gave me some nice “relax time” in the morning, without having to concentrate on anything in particular. I even did a meditation on the train! I arrived at the college relaxed and ready to get into the day ahead. And while I was exhausted at the end of the day, I was still alert when normally I’d feel quite “peopled out” and be ready for some quiet me time.

What’s one small shift you can make today to change the energy of your day?

Here are some simple ideas to get you started:

  • Stir your tea or coffee in the opposite direction
  • Eat your toast from the bottom of the slice up instead of top down
  • Have a shower before breakfast instead of after (or vice versa)
  • Instead of getting a coffee on your way into the office, wait and go grab your coffee at 10am instead.
  • Instead of eating your lunch in the tea room at work, go for a walk and sit in a park.

Write out your routine and choose one thing you can alter to give you a subtle shift in energy.

Then when you’re feeling more brave;

  • Get a bold new hair cut
  • Buy a shirt, scarf or skirt in a colour or style you would not normally buy
  • Wear a different shade of lipstick you wouldn’t normally wear
  • Buy a new cushion for the couch at home (buy one you’d normally not buy, something different to your normal, safe, comfort zone style).

Some of these may seem very simple, yes. But remember that the smallest changes can get you out of your comfort zone little by little and then when opportunities arise where you’d normally turn them down, you’ll already have exercised your “new experiences” muscle and it will feel less scary to accept the invitation.

Lather, rinse, repeat: I choose new experiences.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

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!

Hone It & Own It

honeitandownit

I’ve tried to write this post about a million times. Words don’t really do the feeling justice. I am still on a high in a nice, grounded way. Still buzzing. Still processing. But here’s my attempt to explain what happened over the weekend for me.

I attended an Advanced Energy and Anatomy and Medical Intuition workshop last weekend with the amazing Belinda Davidson. It was unlike anything I had experienced before and I walked away from it feeling profoundly different. Not in a loud “AH HA!” kind of a way but in a deeper, inner knowing whispered “oh, now I understand” kind of way. Something clicked in me on so many levels.

From the get go, I knew there was something that was going to shift for me. And not in the way out there “woo woo” kind of way. The approach was grounded and direct with good serve of ‘no-nonsense’. That’s my kind of teacher.

I even awoke on the Saturday morning to ‘someone’ stroking my 6th chakra and a woman standing beside my bed telling me to get up “it’s time”.

While I walked away with many learnings from that weekend, there are some that have sat with me more than others. Here they are:

Looking after my own energy is the key to success
Not just in intuitive practices but in life in general. Again, I knew this intellectually but it had never really clicked for me until this weekend. I think it was the grounded approach to the message that really allowed this set in.

It’s okay to reschedule clients if you’re not in the zone
This one was on an intellectual level a big shift but on an energetic level was again more in the knowing whisper category of awareness. I always felt like I had to push on, push through seeing clients even when I felt tired or a little under the weather. I realise now that not taking time to tend to my own energy is doing my clients a disservice and it actually works in their best interest for me to reschedule if i’m having an off day.

And the biggest thing I got from the workshop was….

I was given the gift of knowing what holding my own energy feels like.
This is something I always knew intellectually was the thing to do. It was something I even thought I was doing in sessions with clients all these years. As it turns out – I was not and it is no wonder I feel so unwell after a week of seeing clients. I am so very grateful for this gift of knowing what it feels like. So still, so peaceful, so calm and light. So at one. Now I know what I need to aim for.

The key here is to hone your energy, your skill, your craft. Don’t just get good at it and then stop. Get great at it, “Aim for Amazing”. Then once you have, it’s really important to step up and own it. In owning it, you respect it. And when you respect it, others do too.

My first step in honing my energy and craft will be to take on some new study. I’m going to dig deeper into the knowledge I already have and I’m going t practice some of the techniques I learnt over the weekend too. I’m going to aim for amazing by honing it and owning it.

#honeit&ownit

PS – if you’re not familiar with Belinda Davidson’s work, check out her website at belindadavidson.com this woman walks the walk.

Monday Mantra:: I Protect and Call My Energy Back

Monday Mantra I Protect and Call My Energy Back

I am reminded of this one often. I get home from a day of seeing clients or a full day of teaching and I suddenly feel like I have nothing left. It wasn’t until yesterday when a colleague of mine mentioned that they too sometimes feel like they have nothing left to give when they get home. That’s when I finally understood what was going on. There are two things going on.

  1. I’m not protecting my energy as I normally would and
  2. When I realise I realise I’ve given my energy away, I’m not calling it back.

Protecting Your Energy

First and foremost, it’s about knowing when to say no. Knowing when your body needs a rest can actually negate this a lot of the time.

I’ve also been using a little energy protection which is simple and effective. All I do is place my palm over my belly button. If you think about the belly button, it was source of nourishment and energy when you were in the womb. It is believed to be a source of Chi or life force energy so by placing your palm over the belly button, you’re protecting your energy. It’s the area in which your solar plexus is close to which is all about personal power and survival so when you’re placing your palm over your belly button, you’re almost activating your sense of personal power, or activating a shield of protection. I like this one because it’s easy to do without needing to visualise anything and no need to ensure you’ve got some “you time” to do it in.

This is of course, just one of many energetic protection processes you can do. I’ll be posting more processes over the coming months, so watch this pace.

Calling Your Energy Back

I wrote an article on this very topic a while back – you can read it here: Calling Your Energy Back.

Your energy is yours to do with as you wish however, if you give it all away, then you have nothing left to give to yourself or anyone else. So be wise about how you give your energy and be wise about calling it back when you’ve over invested.

Protect your energy and know when to call it back.

As always, download and save this Monday Mantra Image to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, please share it.

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.

Calling Your Energy Back

Okay, I see this with so many clients (and I am guilty of this one too).

Caroline Myss puts it really well.

You have thousands of energetic cords coming down from source/ god/ angels / universe / higher power (from your belief system)  coming down through the top of your head and plugging into the different areas of your body and energy field.

Often though, we find ourselves plugging into and energetically financing memories, situations, people and circumstances which we ought not and we’re too busy investing our energy elsewhere that we leave none for ourselves.

 

On a spiritual level, this can include investing time, energy and resources into a client who isn’t willing to do the work they need to do in order to get the changes they want.

Here’s a simple way (and my personal preference of visualisation) for reinvesting in yourself, pulling out the plugs from the areas you no longer want to be plugged into.

Imagine you are a vacuum cleaner with thousands of energy plugs. Some you’ve kept attached and plugged into who you are, into what you want and some you’re plugged into work colleagues, partners, old hurts etc. Now your vacuum cleaner has a retract button so whenever you push it, visualise all the plugs being coiled back into your energetic system, back into financing you.

Stop investing all your energy into things that do not serve you. Dana Atkin, Kinesiologist

Stop investing all your energy into things that do not serve you. Dana Atkin, Kinesiologist

Clearing Negative Energy With Epsom Salts

Epsom Salts for Energy Clearing

Epsom Salts are a pure mineral compound of Magnesium and Sulfate found in Epsom in England.

Epsom Salts are believed to assist in:
Easing stress and relaxing the body
Relieving pain
Helping muscles and nerves to function properly
Assist in preventing hardening of the arteries and blood clots
Assisting in making insulin more effective
Eliminating Toxins from the body

I’d like to talk to you today about how you can use them to assist in the elimination of toxins from the energy around us.

Epsom salts have been used for quite some time to draw out excess moisture from sore or swollen limbs. Most significant injuries will swell as part of the body’s natural defence mechanism. Swelling is how the body shields the limb or joint to protect it from further injury until it has healed enough. I myself have used epsom salts with a swollen ankle by filling a plastic bag with epsom salts and taping it around my ankle to soak up the excess fluid around the injured ankle when It was taking longer than usual for the swelling to go down.

In the same way that Epsom Salts draw the excess moisture, they also have a way of soaking negative energy into it too.

At Work
Put a small bowl or small Tupperware container of epsom salts on your desk. Be sure to replace the slats with fresh salts every few days to avoid a build up of energy.

You can even put some into a mesh pouch and keep it in your pocket. Just make sure your mesh bag is not a loose weave so as not to end up with a trail of epsom salts behind you as it spills out of your bag and pocket!

When you have a change of staff members, before the new person starts, cleanse their chair for them by putting a small pouch of epsom salts in a mesh bag on their chair for a few days to soak up all the old energy from the previous staff member.

At Home
You can put small bowls of epsom salts in the main living areas to assist in the detoxification of energy. Again, ensure you change the salts every few days to avoid a build up of energy.

You can have an epsom salt bath – follow the instructions on the packaging. On days where you feel emotionally and physically drained, an epsom salt bath will assist to remove the negative energies from the body. I have regular epsom salt baths (even if it’s just soaking my feet in the epsom salt water), to renew my energies after working with many clients throughout the week on the energetic level, I find I end up with headaches, tiredness, not feeling quite right and a sugar high/sugar low feeling. These are my signs that it’s Epsom Salt detox time so that I can feel like myself again.

Crystal Cleansing
These salts can also be used to cleanse crystals by placing some into a small, shallow bowl and placing your crystals into the salts for a few hours.

There are many ways you can use epsom salts to cleanse energies around you. Find something that works for you and give it a go and let me know what changes you’ve noticed by implementing the Epsom Salt Cleanse Technique.

Happy cleansing!

 

Energy and the Workplace

example of energy patterns might present in a business

example of energy patterns might present in a business

Have you ever worked for a business where when you started, things were smooth, happy and the people you worked with were a cohesive team and then seemingly out of nowhere you realised that there was a dramatically high turn over of staff, high level of sick days and no matter the team that was put together, they were never quite “gelling” correctly? It could be an energetic imbalance.

Working with energy is an everyday thing for almost every person. Every single day, we interact with other people and are often analysing these people from an energetic perspective, whether we know it consciously or not. For example, we’ve all been in the presence of someone who just feels “untrustworthy” or on the flip side, just instantly makes you feel calm and relaxed. This is energy at work (It’s also much more than that, but I’m trying to keep this simple for now).

Every single day, we’re on the phone, travelling on trams and trains, photocopying, printing, typing on a computer. Each of these items affects our personal energy fields due to the electrical signals they emit.

From a physiology perspective, everything we do is controlled and enabled by electrical signals running through our body via our nervous system, which of course is electricity or energy.

Our body conducts electricity. When you shuffle across carpet in your slippers (most slippers), you build up static electricity. So your body holds that built up electromagnetic energy and when you touch a conduit (another person, piece of metal etc), it releases that energy into what we call a “zap” or a “static shock”.

So if we find ourselves taking on energy that has no outlet, grounding or form of balancing out, the result is the same. The energy builds up until we produce a static shock / powerful output of energy. Sometimes, this output doesn’t happen and tends to circulate in our body causing fatigue, headaches and eventually other health issues (the same can be said for stress).

Have you noticed that when you’re tired and run down at work, you think “hey, let’s go on a holiday!” and off you go to a tropical island or a remote rainforest or bush land and you almost instantly feel recharged? That’s because out in these spaces, you’ll find that the atmosphere has more negative ions. Negative ions have a positive effect on our energy field and electrical system. The Positive ions emitted from sources like air-conditioning, computers, printers etc can effect our body’s electrical system and disturb it’s natural balance when we’re exposed to them for long periods of time, resulting in fatigue, lower immune system function, headaches and more (otherwise known as ‘Sick Building Syndrome’).

This is why getting out and about for a walk at break times can be so refreshing and why indoor plants are currently the “in thing” for improving indoor air quality.

But there’s more to energies in the office than purely electrical.

Think about Geopathic Stress, which literally means suffering or disease of the earth. It includes things like waterways and Ley lines plus power lines, train lines etc. Think about the ancient art of Feng Shui. People’s personal belief systems and personal issues also have the ability to alter the over all health and wellbeing of themselves and their team, even their desk. If someone leaves the company under less than happy circumstances, do you ‘cleanse’ or clean the desk in any way shape or form of it’s energetic patterns?

There are many products out there that can assist by producing negative ions, such as ionizers and plants. There are many Feng Shui cures available these days and lots of alternative ways of looking at these energies and how they interact in your business. However, unless you know for a fact that you’re being affected, in what way you’re being affected, the best way to get results for you and your team or where the best place is to put this “correction”, you might be missing out on the best possible return on your investment (both human and financial).

Consider for a moment the layout of your workspace:

Who sits where?
Are they close to the printer room?
Are they on a main thoroughfare or walk way?
Are they near a window?
Are they under an air vent?

Now have a look at the sick leave register for each workstation occupant.

Which desk has had the highest number of sick days over the last 12 months?
Which desk has the “lowest” energy or more negative views?
Which desk has had the highest turnover of team members?
Which desk has the most health and get up and go?
Who is your best performer?

Once you know where the key issues are, you’ll need to address each desk appropriately. What might be Geopathic stress for one desk, might be a personal issue for another or an energetic reaction to a workstation that hasn’t been appropriately cleansed for a new employee.

The key here is to become aware of these elements and be open-minded when looking at the patterns of your workplace. You might be pleasantly surprised that your team and business can be transformed into a cohesive unit with a simple correction of energy.