When life gets tough, stress has a tendency to increase. Whether you’re struggling at school or work, facing troubles in your relationship, or you’ve lost someone close to you, experiencing a difficult life event has a big impact on your mental well-being. And while sometimes that stress fades on its own, other times it can lead to long-lasting mental health issues. For some people, times of high stress and anxiety can trigger a suicide.Read More
If you are struggling to find fun and play in your life, just ask the universe for a little help to bring more play into your day. Then just start to notice... and don't say no to any opportunity to have fun. Once you ask, the universe will present you with fun. Trust me on this. You just have to accept it.
Trust me, people like you more when you have "me" time. So when you start to put it out there to have more fun, the universe (and your loved ones) will conspire to help. They may not know it at first, but you just have to show them how much more fun you will be when you get to remember what fun is.
Be willing to fail at it too and see what happens. For example, maybe you want to try dancing, but you think you are a horrible dancer. Give it a try a couple times, if you are a horrible dancer and you have a terrible time, then quit and find something else. If you are a horrible dancer but you loved it, who cares what people think and do it anyway!
Make it your goal this week to have more fun and see what happens next!Read More
This book makes a great gifts for friends going through change. You can leave it out on the table and pick it up when you need a pick me up or better yet do a pay it forward and leave it somewhere with a note “this book is yours” note for someone who might need these messages. It would also make a good coffee table or waiting room addition.
My favorite page was message 55. “From Your Soul – Prepared to be amazed.” What I loved about this message is that it reflects on the face that we forget who we are, on purpose, as part of our game to manifest. It reminds us to go back and remember our majesty, divinity and grace any time we would like.Read More
Everyone experiences the highs and lows of everyday life, when euphoric moments of joy can be suddenly eclipsed by darker moments of sadness or despair. Although these peaks and valleys can happen at any time, feeling down without relief may be a sign that something bigger is occurring. It could be a sign of depression. It’s important to know what those signs are in order to get the necessary care in a timely manner, especially for a disorder that is often under-treated in older adults.Read More
Anxious feelings are common when you are going through a transition time and your life is changing, even if it is for the better. Our emotions can help us or keep us stuck, depending on what we do with them.
If you use your emotions to inform yourself, you can recognize the negative feelings are about resistance to what is because you are not in alignment with your authentic energy. If you your use emotions to drive a story deeper and reinforce the illusion that everything is happening to you, not with you, you will stay there for awhile until you are sick of yourself and stop resisting.Read More
What are you giving someone else with expectations that they will do something in return? Try asking yourself, “Am I willing to give this, even if they don’t do anything with it?” Try giving things without expectations of anything in return. No strings attached.
Become aware of how often your motives for doing something for someone else, is for something in return. See if you can just give this week without expecting anything back.
In return, when things feel good to give, give more of it and say “Yes, thank you, more please” to the things that you are given and feel good to receive.Read More
Why live if you are only going to suffer and struggle in life and die anyway? Suffering maybe part of this experience on the physical plane. It may be unavoidable and part of this journey. But you came to play too. You came to bask in the glow of your physical existence.
Life is not a rush back to the other side. This is the playground of time and space. This is the realm of good food, smells, sights, and connections you could not have anywhere else.
Acknowledge the process of your life and your choice to lead it the way you do. No one else, no even your guides, are in charge of how you live if. Everything that comes to you is your soul’s opportunity and choice to learn and grow through joy and the contrast to that joy.Read More
Updated post, original post October 2009.
Let’s face it, we are all connected and when things are hard for a few of us, they are hard for all of us. As the energies accelerate and old ways of functioning shift out of the way and new ways of being arrive, we feel it. Sometimes we deeply feel it and not always as light and love.
When we are experiencing major upheavals in our bodies and lives we often resist, try to understand and control what is happening. The more major and collective the shift, the more resistance there is. That is the nature of the collective. This intensification of energy starts to show up in various ways, either in our bodies our psyche and our relationships and can leave us asking “what’s happening?!”
Facing the End
As endings arrive we face our fear of the unknown. We have to revisit our values and find new meaning in how we are in the world. Ending of past patterns and beliefs that are no longer serving us begin to show up and peel away, sometimes in dramatic ways. It could show up as job loss, divorce, death, etc. as a result.
But even if you are not experiencing collective shifts as a major life altering end on the outside, it is still going on internally. You may be experiencing fatigue, dizziness, fogginess, random illnesses, etc.
There is a lot of unconscious clearing going on for all of us during the time of change. When you surrender to the idea it is going to be a great thing in the end, you allow for shifts to happen in support of your highest frequency instead of your old patterns. It is about making it to the other side without resisting or at least minimizing it.
We have to clear the garden to grow even more beautiful plants.
Take Care of Yourself
Our bodies take a hit during times of big change as well. It is important to take care of yourself and listen to your needs at the time of this shift. If you need a nap, take a nap. If you need to take a day or week off, do it. Take care of yourself during times of big change.
Nothing is wrong with you, you are just having to let go of old patterns that you have been using for so long. It feels like a death of sorts, which obviously can be uncomfortable. Notice what you are going through and try and keep yourself grounded. If you are not able to feel grounded, call a friend or get involved with a group. I guarantee you are not the only one going through the shift and it will help you work through it if you can share your thoughts and ideas with others.
Give yourself permission to go inward and listen to what you really want right now. Honor that and know you are doing the best you can right now.
How can you manifest what you are worth if you don't know what you are worth and you aren't facing what is blocking you from that knowledge. Self worth is a great place to start in figuring out how you are blocked to manifesting what you want.Read More
For the most part people don’t see you, they see their idea of you, through their own filters of what they are. It is important to remember this when taking feedback from other’s or allowing other people to be the directors of your inner story.
On the flip side, it is also important for you to remember you do it too. Take ownership of your projections as your own inner truth and you have a whole new way of working with subconscious mind. Working with the subconscious mind, helps you see how your reality is being shaped by beliefs that you have, that you don’t even know you are manifesting from.Read More
The bank determines your creditworthiness via your credit score. Likewise, your BMI can put your overall health into perspective. A number between 18 and 25 means that, weight-wise, you’re in pretty good shape. Higher than that and you fall into the overweight range. Once your body mass index hits 30, you are officially considered obese. But you don’t have to let those numbers continue to climb—or scare you. Through a combination of wellness-focused activities, you can take control of your overall health and wellness and beat the scale into submission. Here are a few tips to get you started.Read More
Tap into yourself! Let your wisdom run deep and wide. Notice which parts of yourself you labeling as "bad" or "useless". Does it make sense that you are labeling it that way? What are you telling yourself is the reason for doing so? Look into those reasons. Can you play devils advocate and debunk them?
Try and see if you can open yourself up to a different perspective. Go through the energy centers this way and see if you can have them both at the same time, fully and completely, or does one get sacrificed for the other?Read More
As far as I can tell, low self-esteem is a real epidemic. People are running around feeling bad about themselves or pretending to be better than others, or both. It causes problems in relationships, anxiety disorders, the inability to make decisions or achieve goals. It brings people to act smug to each other, keep secrets and hold grudges.
Why are we feeling so terrible about ourselves? Don't we all deserve to feel good about ourselves, no matter what anyone else is doing? Let's tackle those insecurities! This is part of that awesome shadow work we could all benefit from doing more of.Read More
The book, 365 Days of Happiness by Jacqueline Pirtle is filled with conversations, visualizations hints, tricks and fun little playtimes to have with your energy. If you have forgotten to have fun, this book can help you remember.Read More
Let's get real, no one goes through life without the sting of betrayal. It is part of the journey we are on. As you become more aware of the concept that you create your own reality, you must also take responsibility for everything you experience as something you have created.Read More
People get falsely lured into thinking that if you just know what is coming next, you will be okay and things will go well. Even if we can see the tidal waves coming, we can't always escape being swept away by them. In fact, if you can see them, the chances are you are going to get swept away by them.
Let me tell you quite bluntly, the fear of the unknown is holding you back. You don't have to wait for all things to be clear to trust your gut. You don't have to ask yourself what will be, you just have to look around and see what is.Read More
There is a huge pot of energy we are all drawing on at any given time and it is infinite and abundant. We just have to remember to open up how we receive things and not be so focused on one particular place or person because we think we have “earned it.”Read More
The sixth chakra is the intuition chakra located between your eyebrows on your forehead. It is referred to as many thing and hold a lot of weight in many religions that practice meditation and self realization.
The sixth has represented many things for me. One of them being a mind overworked with worry and the illusion of the struggle life holds. I have struggled with trying to "understand" the meaning of life, the essence of God and why I am really here.Read More
Have you been feeling the onset of professional burn out, wondering where all those 50-hour work weeks and personal sacrifice are getting you? Maybe you’re a team player but you’re just not sure if this is really what you want. A lot of people respond to this uncertainty by jumping ship and heading off to another employer in the same industry, perhaps making more money but failing to resolve their career angst. If this sounds like you, there may be another option, and you may not need to fine-tune the resume and hit the job trail.
If you can, think about pressing the “pause button” and take a career break by going on sabbatical for an extended period. It’s not for everyone, of course, but if you approach it in the right way, it can be life-changing. Also, don’t overlook the psychological and self-care benefits of getting away and resetting your perspective.
According to Oxford Living Dictionaries, it means “relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.” Addressing this part of who you are is essential to moving forward in life with a full heart and freedom from doubt.
You don’t have to flee into the mountains to live in a cave while pondering the meaning of the universe, thank goodness. That sounds very unpleasant, and your family would never allow it, anyway. There’s an easier way: by making adjustments to your physical and mental health efforts to gain deeper insight into your connection with the world while nurturing your soul. Here are a few ideas that will help you on this important journey.
By Maureen J. St. Germain
Published by Bear & Company - 2017
This book is a self-transformation book on navigating the shifting relationship we are having with our reality and it’s intensified polarization. The book gives some guidance and thoughts on what we might be going through and how to think differently about what is happening.
This is the first book I have read by Maureen J. St. Germain and it took me a bit to get to the title, which I picked up in June. I liked the title and was drawn to finally read it when my own work was experiencing some major fluctuations. A lot of what she talks about in this book is about the changes of energy we are experiencing and how to think navigate it.
The book includes some charts and is easy to read quickly, but much of the material, if you aren’t familiar with it, might require you to go back and read it again.
She offers an elevated level of protection and connection along with pictures and step-by-step instructions. It is a bit complicated if you aren’t familiar with the Merkaba already or energy healing work. But if you are looking for more advanced material on the subject, this might be the book for you.
I have recommended this book to a couple of clients. Both of which has studied many different energy modalities, one felt like it was the right timing and another felt like some of the analogies were difficult to relate back to the material.
Either way, I think this information is relevant at this time and for those of you looking to elevate your understanding of what might be happening with our shifting energies, this is one theory worth reading, but only if you are ready to open your mind up to the idea that we are multidimensional beings.