my big chin and the lie of perfectionism

Earlier in my business, I reached out to a friend and asked her to help me film a video for my Facebook page that would describe my services.

After several attempts, I finally had something that I could use. One of my family members was horrified and tried to get me to take down the video. She said that the camera made me look as though I had a big chin.

I began to feel insecure because I just wanted a perfect profile video. However, the voice of my intuition urged me to leave the video alone. After all, it was the voice of my inner critic that demanded perfection, and my family member reflected it back to me. It’s easier to let go of perfectionism when we can find evidence that we are more than adequate.

I’m functioning just fine with my big chin, thank you very much.

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What You Can Learn from my Bout of Writer’s Block

I’m not good enough. Who am I to do this work? What if no one wants to hear what I have to say?

This is the exact inner dialog that kept me stuck in the illusion commonly known as writer’s block. As a result, creating content for my business was pushed to the bottom of my to-do list. I sincerely apologize for the lack of content lately.

I allowed my mind to convince me of my inadequacy as both a healer and writer..

The ever-present critic can sneak up on us. As a result, our goals and desires can be postponed or completely forgotten. This doesn’t have to be your reality.

Silencing the inner critic takes time, lots of compassion for yourself, willingness to question your beliefs, and tons of patience. I know you can do this!

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Too many obstacles?

Yesterday, I was taking a walk when I noticed something. On two separate occasions, my path was almost completely blocked by obstacles.

There was a sidewalk that was completely blocked by several cars. On that occasion, someone helped me to navigate around them so I could continue along my usual route. On the second occasion, several bikes were blocking the entrance to where I was trying to go.

This time, someone moved them out of the way so that I could pass.

I began to think about how the external environment can be a reflection of our inner dialog and our perceptions of what is going on in our lives.

When faced with perceived obstacles in life, we have at least three choices. We can choose to ask the divine or another person to assist us to navigate around it. We can also work with Spirit to remove obstacles from our path. Sometimes, we may choose to abandon the obstacle-ridden path altogether. Either way, you are exactly where you are supposed to be.

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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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A Message for Those who Live from the Heart

It can be scary to live from the heart. It requires strength, courage and determination. When you choose this path, know that some people may not understand you and may even judge you. Some days, you may even feel lonely or slightly depressed. These periods are followed by the excitement and joy that comes from following your heart.

You may want to give up on your dreams, and there are going to be times when you’ll do anything to achieve them. This path can definitely feel like an emotional roller coaster at times, but it’s okay. Remember that you don’t have to do it alone.

Why take a bath if I’ll just get dirty again?

Why take a bath if I’ll just get dirty again? Why bother making the bed if I’m just going to climb in it at the end of the day? Furthermore, why bother with spiritual development if we’re definitely not perfect, and we can’t fix everyone else or the world at large?
It is not our job to save the world or to fix others, and we’re definitely not expected to be perfect. For me, spiritual development is about connecting with the divine as well as becoming the most authentic version of myself that I can be.
It would be easy for me to dwell on my own imperfections or recent world tragedies and give up on the idea of spiritual development altogether. However, I don’t believe that any of us who are on a spiritual path can afford to do that.
For example, if your life purpose included helping others to remember their divinity, how could you be expected to carry that out if you were to abandon your own spiritual development?
If your life purpose includes bringing a sense of peace and unity within the world, wouldn’t it be beneficial to cultivate that within yourself despite outer circumstances?
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question series pt 1: Getting Started as a Psychic, Medium, or Healer

From time to time, I receive questions from clients as well as people who are interested in my work as a psychic medium. These questions range from how I operate my business as someone who is blind to how I receive information during a reading.
I will continue to explore spiritual and self-help topics on my blog, but I thought that it would be helpful to address these questions. Chances are high that some of you had them, too.Today, I’m going to try to answer one of these questions.
Question. How can I become a psychic, medium, or spiritual healer?
Answer. First of all, if you have been having consistent thoughts about this for a while, that is most likely your intuition telling you to go for it! Secondly, and most importantly, why do you want to be a psychic, medium, or healer?
This is important because like attracts like. If your intention is service, you are on the right track. However, if you want to be a psychic, medium, or healer because it seems like an interesting way to spend a Saturday afternoon, this may not be the right path for you. Also, if you want to be a psychic, medium, or healer in order to acquire fame and fortune, you may want to take some more time to think through your decision.
At any point during this process, it is helpful to do your research. Talk to a reputable psychic, medium, or healer who can guide you in the right direction. There are also several books, articles, and videos on these subjects. Then, if you’ve decided that this is something that you really want, seek out a spiritualist church or metaphysical center. I believe that anyone who is sincere and dedicated can develop as a psychic, medium, and/or healer. Lastly, be prepared to begin or continue your own self-work. Remember that in order to help others, you must learn to help yourself.
If you need help with this process, don’t be afraid to ask a trusted friend, spiritual teacher, therapist, or coach.