In this workshop, we discuss what is frequency and how outside frequencies can impact you. We also discuss Hawkin's Frequency chart as a basis for understanding emotions and thoughts so that we have a better understanding of how to move through negative feelings or thinking patterns.
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Recently, I was feeling a bit bad for myself. I tuned into my body -- my stomach was tight, my shoulders were by my ears, and my jaw was sore. My body was trying to tell me something and I was so busy being in my head -- I ignored it.
I began thinking about all the people who suffer like I did that day: the people who ignore the messages of their bodies and get carried away by the stories and doomsday prophecies in their heads. What if I wished for their happiness? So I did.
I imagined all of humanity smiling and feeling blessed for the gift of life. And you know what? When I was done -- I felt like a changed person.
In December, I have made it my own practice to send love and compassion to someone every day. Today, I choose you. Do you accept?
May you be safe
May you be happy
May you be healthy
May your days be filled with ease
If you would like to receive this blessing with Reiki energy attached, just say "I accept this wish"....
It's not a secret and it's not rocket science. You may not even believe me when I tell you, but it is the foundation of healing. Without it, it's like building your house on sand. As soon as you are challenged, the house crashes down and you're left with a mess.
The foundation to healing is being kind and compassionate to your present moment situation, which, by the way, includes you and every component that created this situation. Lemme give you some examples:
Last Sunday, I felt a little tired so I took a nap and I woke up with a temperature of 102.4 F and a migraine. I did what most people do when they feel awful: complain, try to find ways to make it go away, and dream about better days.
After a couple of hours of attending my own pity party, I realized what I was doing. I was resisting my experience.
Did you know that some research has shown that as much as 80% of our pain and discomfort can be caused by our own resistance? That resistance can present itself physically as severe muscle tension, exaggerated symptoms, guarding, and so much more. If it's emotional pain, we may start to make it worse through casting blame, wishing things were different than they are, feeling regret or anger, etc.
But accepting pain is scary, isn't it? For some reason, we think that if we accept it, then we are opening the flood gates to pain, but this isn't true. It's actually the opposite.
Our modern world follows a lot of Newtonian thinking. If this is broken, do that. If you want this to happen, do this. It's a simple, mechanical view.
A + B = C
But with people, it never seems to work out the way you think it will. You may plan and prepare for weeks for a family event and you even send out the "Family Rules" to be absolutely sure no drama is going to happen, but then Uncle Ted starts talking politics -- a no-no on the rules list!
Or maybe you want to spice up your romance with your partner, so you get your hair cut, buy a new outfit, and even do your makeup, but they act like you're still in 2-day old sweatpants. No compliment. No sexy looks. Not even an acknowledgment.
People are complicated and they are definitely not mechanical. With relationships, A + B definitely does not equal C anymore. In fact, it is an unanswerable question. We can never find a constant answer. If I do X, sometimes it goes well and other times it implodes. You may have all...
Science tells us that everything vibrates. The chair you're sitting on vibrates and the device you're looking at this email is vibrating. You are vibrating.
In fact, if you're healthy, you're vibrating in a very particular range, but if you're unwell you are below that range. Many people are looking towards vibrations to be one of the new technology in healing modalities.
The cool thing is that you don't need some fancy doctor or expensive tech to change your vibrations. Science is showing us that we can alter our vibrations through thought, emotions, and intention. In fact, the entire range of emotions has been studied and we know what we call "positive emotions" actually vibrate faster than "negative emotions".
What do you think about that?
This goes back to mind over matter and the idea that how we think, feel and react to the outside world is what causes us to be well or unwell. This is not to say that we...
I'm gonna make this simple. I had a bit of an existential crisis on Christmas Day.
You see, I decided to spend the morning in a 4-hour mini-retreat with meditation and Reiki which was meant to be relaxing, but I ended up questioning all of my entire existence. These things happen.
I should've known things were going to go wonky when I was meditating and my college ex-boyfriend's face popped up. Let's just say we had a dramatic relationship and towards the end of our time together I probably suppressed a great desire to thwack him in the dangly bits.
Anyhow, person after person, connection after connection, emotion after emotion just began to arise in waves and I was given an opportunity to make peace with it all. So I did. And it felt GREAT as those relationships were let go and the energy was freed... but then the stories around them began to crumble. Well, let me tell you that I have apparently built a lot of my identity around those old stories...
You know that breathing is necessary for life, but you may not have thought much about how you actually breath. How you breath is an indicator for what's going on inside of your body. For many of us, we breath fast, shallow and high in the chest because we are so stimulated, stressed, and constantly in go-go-go mode. This is the adrenaline mode of our sympathetic nervous system that causes us to be in "fight or flight". In our modern world, this is kiiiiinda how we're programmed to be.
We are rarely taught to take daily time for ourselves or to do other things that held us balance the two sides of our nervous system: the stress side and the relaxation side. When our nervous system is balanced, we are constantly moving between different degrees of stress and relaxation depending on what's going on. For instance, if you are crossing the street and a car is about to hit you, then you'll be happy that your stress respond kicks in and you leap out of the way. But you wouldn't be so...
Right now, I am suffering. We were hit by a bad storm and we have no idea when our power is going to be back on. The worst part is that it's getting into near-freezing weather at night annnnnd our emergency generator is almost out of gas.
My suffering made me start to question if it was even necessary. Can I be happy regardless of my cold little hands knocking away at this keyboard? The old me would have said no, that warmth is necessary for happiness! But the new me is starting to think that isn't true. Let me explain...
In Buddhism there is a story about two arrows. In this story, the Buddha asks a student, "If a person is struck by an arrow, is it painful?"
The student replies, "Yes, it is painful."
The Buddha asks, "If the person is struck by a second arrow, is it even more painful?"
The student replies, "Yes, it is more painful to be struck by two arrows"
The Buddha then went on to explain, "In life, we can’t always control the first arrow. However, the second...
Cleansing a home is not the same as cleaning a home! Clearing a home is about the unseen elements of your home that impact you and your family in ways you may not notice. It's about the energy that your home is transmitting-- sometimes it's subtle and sometimes it's, well, not.
Cleansing is great in general because it's like a fresh start. The energy of your home won't be impacting you or your family. Instead you get to start anew with your intention for your space. You don't need a fancy reason except you're worth it.
Buuuut it is pretty amazing when you're doing big life changing things like trying to sell/buy a home, when you're trying to kick an old habit, when you introduce a new family member to the home, or after an emotionally difficult time. And let's be honest... it's 2020. The world is pretty cuckoo. We need all the help we can get.
The late and great Mr. Albert Einstein said that energy cannot be created nor destroyed. And you just happen to be a...