Feeling overwhelmed? Try this instead.

At an early age, we’re often conditioned to remain in a constant state of overwhelm. Instead of focusing on the task at hand, we want to know the outcome of the entire project. How much more progress would we make if we focused on what was right in front of us?

In school, I’ve been asked where I see myself in five years. What if we were taught to take one small step toward our goals and then trust that the rest would unfold as it is meant to? Imagine what would happen if you took action from a place of stillness rather than fear and overwhelm.

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So you don’t think you’re creative?

I’ve heard people say that they’re not creative. I would have to disagree with that statement. If you believe that you’re a spiritual being in a physical body, then you are creative in some way.

You may not write a bestseller, compose a beautiful symphony, or paint a single picture in your lifetime. However, we have a spark of divinity within us, and the divine is the creative force in the universe. Therefore, it is only natural for that creative spark of divinity to express itself through us.

What would happen if musicians stopped following their soul’s urge to create? What would’ve happened if scientists like Albert Einstein kept their ideas to themselves? What would your life be like if you didn’t have a hand in creating it? Now, let’s go out there and create something amazing.

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Learning to Dance

During the past year, I lost a close friend to cancer, found out that two of my friends have to leave their home, and made some business decisions that sent me into debt. On a more positive note, I began to read the Akashic records, gained clarity on how to move forward, increased my confidence as a medium, and gained even more appreciation for the people who have been supporting me on my journey.

Mostly, I’m learning to dance with the constant ebb and flow of life while allowing Spirit to take the lead. I’m learning to have compassion for myself. This is much more appealing than the state of resistance that we fall into at times.

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You shouldn’t have!

Have you ever realized that sometimes, we treat others better than we treat ourselves? For example, I wouldn’t yell at another person in order to tell her what she should’ve done. I definitely wouldn’t tell that person that she wasn’t good enough or that she can’t do something.
However, I’ve often caught myself saying these very things to myself. We wouldn’t allow others to treat us that way, so why do we do that to ourselves?
I challenge every one of you to notice these thoughts as they come up. There is no need to judge them, though. Instead, know that you have the ability to choose a more empowering thought next time.

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It’s time to stop hiding.

Whether you are a medium or not, you may have experienced the fear of visibility from time to time. I have been guided to share this part of my story with you in order to encourage you to stop hiding your light from the world. You were given certain abilities and strengths for a reason.
When I was 7 or 8 years old, I had my first experience with spirit communication that I could remember. I was woken up by something during the night, and I got up to get a glass of water. I went back to bed, and tried to fall asleep again. I was relaxed, but I was still awake when I had this experience. I saw a bright light coming toward me. My eyes are especially sensitive to bright lights, but this particular light didn’t hurt my eyes at all. Somehow, I knew that it was pure white light. For some reason, I was drawn to this light. Then, I heard gentle whispering in my ear. The voice said that he would always love me and would never leave me. Somehow, I knew that this being was Jesus. I was so excited because I couldn’t wait to tell everyone in church that Jesus was real.
I woke my mother to tell her about my experience, and she was excited for me. Although my brother didn’t believe me, I knew that I experienced something real. After that, I was encouraged to keep those experiences to myself. This, among other experiences that were unrelated to spirit communication, led me to develop the belief that it isn’t safe to be seen.
Through inner work, I have learned to release this fear and stop hiding my light from the world.

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coffee, chocolate, and music

Several weeks ago, I was taking my daily walk when I happened to meet up with a friend. Instead of walking, I ended up going to her house for dinner. She invited me to a jazz club where her friend’s band was performing that night.
Since I knew this particular friend of hers, I decided to be spontaneous and go with her. As we were driving home from that event, I commented to her that I was glad that I decided to be spontaneous because I got to enjoy three of my favorite things. I also had another observation about that night. I wasn’t stuck in the past or planning the rest of the week in my head.
I was fully engaged in the present and enjoying every minute of it. It’s important to learn to do this because when we are engaged in the present moment, we’re not concerned with past mistakes, worrying about the future, or engaging in our fears. When we live outside of the present moment, it can take us away from seeing the truth of who we really are. Outside of the present moment, it’s difficult to see situations and people from an objective point of view. Also, when we are ruminating about the past or worrying about the future, it’s difficult to experience joy. Take a moment today to practice presence, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

Are you listening?

Have you ever prayed for something and/or set an intention, but you never seem to receive an answer? It can be extremely frustrating and disappointing, especially when we are going through a difficult time.
However, I encourage you to consider another perspective. When we send out our prayers and intentions into the universe, are we open to receiving the subtle signs that our prayers are being answered even before we speak them? Perhaps we’re engaging in our constant mind chatter. There have been times when the constant mind chatter has kept me up at night, and it has even kept me from hearing my intuition.
Another reason that we may not believe that our prayers are being answered may be that we are expecting the answer to come to us in a certain way.For example, we may expect our answer to come to us in a dream. However, it may come to us through a song on the radio, a vision, or a gut feeling. If we are deadest on receiving the answer in a dream, we may miss the message altogether and assume that Spirit didn’t hear our prayers and intentions. As a result, we continue to repeat the cycle of asking, expecting a specific answer to come in a neat little package, and miss the message altogether.
Also, there are times when the answer is that we need to wait for something better, or maybe it just isn’t the right time. When I become frustrated by so-called unanswered prayers, Spirit assures me that they’re always listening.
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