Posted in Energy Healing

Your Beliefs Create Your Life

Greetings Beautiful Spirits!

The power our beliefs play a significant role within creation of our lives.

When I was a child, I collected stones and other Earth Elements I was drawn to; never questioning why, I just did what felt right. As children, we follow messages of our heart and our intuition guides us freely. Unfortunately, as we get older, life experiences and teachings of those in our community replace our heart messages and intuitive guidance with fear-based living (I shall save this explanation for another post).

Anyhoo… Years later, I still collect stones and such but now I understand Universal Energy and how everything is connected. I still only collect what I’m drawn to, but sometimes with intentions of using the Earth Element to assist with healing.

This stone has mostly masculine energy – protective, drawing negative energy from me and does what it can to keep what does not serve my highest self away from me. It also has feminine energy in that it is comforting and calms me when I feel anxious. No fancy name for this stone but He’s been with me for years and has powerful Earth Energy.

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I have an unpredictable menstrual cycle and while I’ve created an herbal tea blend and HerbalAroma™ oil to banish uncomfortable menstrual symptoms, today I was called to try something different. My intuition had me hold this stone in my left hand (receiving side of the body) and after a few moments, I was guided to place the stone between my Root Chakra and Sacral Chakra (see below).

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Well…just a few minutes later, painful cramping (especially in my lower back, right side) dissipated, my breathing became calm and my agitated state was no more. My stone without a fancy name…I knew there was something special about it when it found me. J

I’m grateful for all of my stones and crystals; they all have a purpose in my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether you are a believer or not is up to you, but I know mind, body, spirit, soul and heart, Earth Energy in items I choose to surround myself with help me along my life’s journey.

Have you had similar experiences? I’d love to hear about them so please share in the comment section below.

 

As always, Love, Peace & Blessings…

Posted in EmbraceYourFlow

Freedom of Nothingness

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Dearest Beautiful Spirits,

Today began with me feeling…meh. Lately I’ve felt nothingness (is this even a word *chuckles*) perhaps because just knowing what you want to do with your life and actually doing it are two different things.

Unlike others, there’s never been that one thing I want to do every New Day; I want to awaken each day and do whatever my spirit feels like doing. I do not use lists or reminders, they aggravate me! I’m my best self when something pops into my head and I just start working on it.

Living as I do seems mostly unsettling, (especially to people who know me) yet there is a part of each person wishing for variety and adventure each day. I’ve been the person who followed rules; did as I was told and/or asked to do; diligent, loyal employee; nurturing mother, daughter, sister, friend; tried my best to live up to expectations of others; even allowed the words and opinions of others to dictate my decisions. Needless to say, I am no longer that person!

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At this point in my life, FREEDOM is the most essential gift to me; it’s all I want, need and I will hold on to FREEDOM by any means necessary!

Just a note, FREEDOM can cause a reduction in people you’ve labeled as “friends”. Once I became empowered, people who were used to me saying yes to everything began to drop out of my life. Good news…people who truly love me are still with me, loving the authentic me even more than who I was pretending to be.

 

How do you honor yourself? The more we share, the more we inspire.

So today I embrace my space of nothingness and no longer feel anxious about spending time here. Nothingness doesn’t define who I am, it’s simply what I feel at times. Nothingness allows me to stop my mind from wandering to places that create personal hell for me. Nothingness allows my creative self to recharge; allows my spirit to find the next thing to make it smile. My space of nothingness affords opportunity for my intuition to blossom, leading me to make choices honoring my truest self.

 

Love, Peace & Blessings…

Posted in Helping Hands

6 Ways you can help someone with Anxiety/Depression?

attentive-listening-dogYou can assist and perhaps even inspire others simply by being present and listening to what they are saying as well as what is not being said. Being an attentive listener while maintaining an open mind is helpful to someone experiencing anxiety/depression.

As someone who has suffered with anxiety/depression, I know the healing power of compassion and attentive listening. Sometimes listening is all someone needs to gain clarity needed to create positive change in their life.

 

Here are six (6) ways you can genuinely help someone work through anxiety/depression.

  1. Let your them know you are willing to listen to how they feel.
  2. Give your unconditional encouragement and support; compassion and attention.
  3. Remember their truth is just that…THEIR TRUTH. You may not agree with their choices but always respect them.
  4. Offer advice only if they ask for it. If they are not open to receiving your wisdom, you may make them feel worse about what they are going through.
  5. Never, I repeat never tell anyone “just get over it”; those words are so disrespectful! Just because you are not experiencing what they are or may handle things differently does not mean what they are feeling should be minimized.
  6. Most importantly, be honest with them if you feel like professional help is required to help them turn things around.

 

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It’s not your responsibility to “save” anyone but isn’t it part of the human experience to at least try? How do YOU offer help to someone dealing with anxiety/depression?

Share your methods; together we can help more and more people chose the option to live.

Cheers to lending a helping hand…

 

 

As always, Love, Peace & Blessings…

Posted in Helping Hands

Save Your Loved Ones…OPTIONS

This weekend, someone I care about became so overwhelmed dealing with her pain on her own that she decided her only OPTION was to leave this world. She was a Beautiful Spirit; her energy comforting and inspiring. She apparently was an expert hiding her pain because everyone that knew her said she was “happy” and “full of life”. According to everyone there was no indication that she was experiencing internal chaos to the point of no return.

I had not seen her in a few weeks and the last time I saw her she did seem content. At the time of our last connection, I was experiencing my own internal chaos so perhaps I was not as tuned in as I normally am. My grief now with her passing is that I wish someone, if not me could have shown her another OPTION to managing her pain.

I’m always asking everyone to pay attention to loved ones; listen to them and never dismiss their feelings. How you may deal with an issue is not how someone else may be able to; respect their feelings even if you don’t understand them and NEVER, I mean NEVER tell someone to “just get over it and move on”.

In light of this situation, I am wondering how in-tuned with someone you can be if you are experiencing your own issues at the same time. I can remember thinking of this young women and feeling her internal conflict between the choices she had made; some she was not proud of but doing everything she could to make better choices and move forward. She worried constantly (mostly because of religious teachings) that she may never “be right” with God because of past indiscretions. It was difficult because of the people around her and their teachings, to believe God loved her no matter what, God knew her heart was kind and God understood she was trying to make a better life for herself.

options1I think now of the person who told me that contrary to what I believe, everyone does not need support and encouragement to thrive in this world. I respect her perspective but I firmly believe that everyone thrives with support and encouragement; now even more now than ever. I believe we all need someone to listen, I mean really listen; sometimes advise or offer counsel. We were not created to navigate this world alone. We need to know that we are not the only ones experiencing what conflict there may be. While no one else can validate our feelings, it helps to know that you are not alone and it helps to know there are OPTIONS…even when you feel hopeless, there are OPTIONS. Having support, being encouraged helps you access a place within you to create the OPTIONS that will help you get through any internal chaos you may experience.

Again, I wish someone including myself could have helped my young friend access her OPTIONS to escape the pain she was feeling. The feeling in my heart center is not just about her leaving this world, it’s also about the way she decided to leave…the cold and lonely journey she took to leave. I wish she wasn’t alone, I wish she wasn’t dragged down by darkness, I wish she knew how loved she was…is. Perhaps I should have told her how inspiring she was; how her smile and infectious laugh made the dimmest of days bright. Perhaps I should have reminded her of how encouraging her counsel was because you could always feel it coming from her heart; no judgement present.

helping-hand-emotionalNow more than ever I just feel that even when someone pushes us away, we can’t just let them be! I remember being so depressed years ago and not speaking to anyone except during work hours, my Mom would just keep leaving me messages, “I love you and I am here whenever you are ready to let me be.” At the time my internal chaos was so strong there was nothing anyone could say or do to help me, but those messages gave me an OPTION…to keep waking up each day until I could figure how to help myself. You never know how listening or perhaps lending words of kindness can truly be enough to help give someone light through their darkness.

Let’s make a pact to not be consumed by the fear, tragedy and sadness surrounding us in the world today. Let’s work together to create OPTIONS! Lend someone your words of kindness; inspire someone with your actions. Help someone find the strength they need to keep moving forward even when they feel hopeless. No act of kindness is too small.

A couple years ago, a woman in front of me at the Dunkin Donuts drive thru paid for my order without requiring recognition or thank you from me… During that time, I was struggling financially and I knew it was a blessing; it was my light during the darkness I was experiencing. So without much consideration, I used the money I set aside for my breakfast for the person behind me as a way to pay forward the kindness shown to me.

Do what you can and KNOW that it’s enough. Don’t let someone suffer alone; put your hand out and give them a boost up…help them access their OPTIONS. OPTIONS apply to Men and Women. Do NOT assume because physically Men are stronger (in most cases) that they don’t need someone to help them access their OPTIONS!

I’m sending you all the Love and Light I can without depleting my own at this time.

May your outlook be bright and may you always remember you have OPTIONS.

Love, Peace & Blessings…

Ayana Theresa